My cruddy cartoons used for another video contest

a silly cartoon by Eric Predoehl

It was about a month ago that I posted some cartoons I drew for a LOUIE LOUIE Video Contest. As you might have read, the contest deadline was extended until April 11, 2008, allowing folks a better opportunity to create an award-winning entry. I’m hoping to be bombarded with a whole of music videos between now and then, created by people inspired by the power of LOUIE LOUIE

I recently allowed some of my friends to use these cartoons for a special “Ballad of Molly Ivins Songwriting Contest.” You can see these drawings at Raise Hell For Molly

Molly Ivins was a wonderfully opinionated progressive political columnist that died earlier this year. She wrote some rather funny things about our current president, including the books Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush’s America and Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush. Back in the 1990s, she was part of an ongoing commentary segment on 60 Minutes, sharing the soapbox with two other writers Stanley Crouch, and P. J. O’Rourke.

In her last column before she succumbed to breast cancer, she urged citizens to take to streets, banging pots and pans, demanding an end to the needless deaths.

Those that know me, know that I lean towards the progressive end of the political spectrum. During the 2004 election, I probably alienated more than a few of my friends with my opinions, as I struggled to keep my political beliefs out of this cyber-showcase for one of greatest rock and roll songs of all time.

I figured if I have a forum to write about what I felt like, why not do something to stop the needless deaths of thousands of people? There were no hidden weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and the connection between Saddam Hussein and Al-Queda was proven to false.

I spent a lot of time in 2003 promoting a presidential candidate that believed the USA had no reason to invade Iraq. I currently support a candidate that believed it was a mistake to invade Iraq in 2003, and still believes it was a terrible mistake. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way out of this mess, as we now have to choose between a bad choice and an even worse choice.

Anyways, I could go on and on about this stuff. I share these opinions because I love the core principles of the U.S.A., and I believe it has been hijacked by extremists that would dare to dilute the principal foundations of the U.S. Constitution. As far as I’m concerned, anyone that tells you that “liberals hate America” is an absolute idiot. Probably the same type of person that believed cavemen rode dinosaurs, and believes Fox News is “fair and balanced.”

We’ll save that stuff for later….

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