Political Cartoons 2008-2016
Asteroid Subsidies For Dinosaurs
"All we need to do to avoid global catastrophe is reduce subsidies for giant asteroids" proclaims a T-rex dinosaur to a group of fellow dinosaurs as one small mammal rushes for a hole as asteroids enter the atmosphere.
Boot Camp at Bottom of Cliff
John Key erects a sign 'Nationa's boot camp at the bottom of the cliff to be erected here' as a ambulance drives away from a cliff labelled 'Youth'. 2016?
If Computers Were Houses
'If Computers Were Houses' Spies invading a family's home say "You read a lot of books don't you - "You watch a lot of foreign movies" - They have fertiliser in the shed" - "Writing a lot of emails to people overseas are we?"- "Look- a copy of the Koran" - "Don't mind us we're just having a look around" 2013
Curtains Better On The Outside
"We decided your curtains are better on the outside" says PM John Key as a woman inside the house covers herself with a towel - cartoon refers to moves to increase spying powers over the domestic public - The Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill
Cartoon shows Prime Minister John Key and Minister of Finance, Bill English, in a canoe underwater. English is paddling a sunken canoe labelled NZ. The word deficit appears in the water below the canoe. Key is pulling on English, trying to bring the canoe up to the surface. English says, "We're on course to be out of this by 2016." Refers to comments by English that the government will not return to surplus before 2016. Key has stated that he'd like to see a government surplus sooner than that. (Radio New Zealand, 10 May 2013)
Cartoon,apocalypse,end,world,politics,annihilation,cataclysm,catastrophe,devastation,holocaust,Armageddonapathy,voting,worry,abyss,apathetic ,.."Don't worry it's just politics" comments an apathetic man to a startled woman as behind him the earth collapses into the abyss of armageddon.
Voters take a ride of the Phantom Politician Fear-Monger train - along which frights are given by refugees claiming sanctuary- tax men demanding money - solo mothers demanding wlefare money. ..Subtitle: 'Scary rides for conservatives.' 2012
Cost Hole in Ground
"Why don't you all save and invest more?" asks a wealthy man in a suit watching citizens tip wheelbarrows of cash into a giant hole marked as 'Costs' - "No idea" replies one wheelbarrow-tipping man. 2010
"I love the blue one" says Prime Minister John Key about a plethora of increasing graphs - unemployment - underclass - wage gap - credit downgrade - prices - off to Oz - low growth while one blue graph labelled 'Key Poll'.
Nationals $1bn Housing Investment
'National's $1bn Housing Investment' shows a prison building with narrow windows and the heads of inmates peeping out.
Economic Tree Pruning
Two politicians stand in a tree having chainsawed off limbs labelled hospitals nurses public service police leaving foliage for just those at the top - one privileged man happily says "Pruning is really helping growth up here"
Rome is not burning
"Experts are divided on whether Rome is actually getting warmer" "This is a natural cycle - rise -decline- fall -sacking" "The alarmists have vested interests in aqueducts".says romans to an complacentemporer playing the lute or fiddle...Rome,Romans,fire,burning,global,warming,denier,denialism,climate,crisis,warnings,science,Nero,inaction,alarmist,
Fear of Skimmers
'Fear of Skimmers' - a woman labelled 'NZ Economy' stands tentatively before an automatic teller machine labelled 'Foreign-owned Banks' with a vacuum nozzle and a screen labelled 'fees' - 'rates' - 'profits'.
Tax Cuts Put Money In Pockets
"At least tax cuts have put more money in our pockets, eh?" asks a well-dressed man to a woman as they walk down a street in the post-apocalyptic ruins of welfare - manufacturing - industry - health - infrastructure, education, etc 2016
Belief In Trickle-down Theory
"To all those people who believe in trickle-down theory" toasts one rich man to another another as they relax drinking champagne in front of a modern mansion behind a beach where a jetski and a speed boat sit ready to use...trickle-down theory,rich,economics,disparity,inequality,wealth,social,injustice,.trickle-up,.2010
Trump-Clinton Venn Diagram
A Venn diagram shows 3 intersecting circles labelled Hilary-Incompetence and Trump with the intersecting into incompetence labelled 'Email' for Hilary and for Trump - 'Hotels-vodka-steak-business-temperament tax paying-charity-policy-truth'
The Trump Itch-scratcher Gif
The Trump Itch-Scratcher, Refreshes those parts other politicians can't, or wouldn't dare.
With sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSmQBoBgZEM&list=PLxuEClWOL8qQxNHb4qG--ke1Q7H64Myic
Uninhabitable For Corporations
"We fear carbon taxes will render the planet uninbaitable for corporations" submits one frightened looking advocate among three representing big bussiness at a government hearing...carbon,taxes,levies,polluter,pays,corporation,big business,economy,climate,change,environment,AGW,mitigation,
Don't Look Around
"Don't look around says National leader John Key to finance minister Bill English both carrying signs labelled 'Less Regulation' & 'Tax Cuts' as global financiial system collapses behind them consisting of American banks such as AIG - Lehman Brothers - Merrill Lynch - Fannie Mae - Freddie Mac + greed + Wall Street...