A subversive pro-science cartoon from Tennessee

March 19, 2015 • 7:17 am

Reader Phil sent me a nice cartoon from a local newspaper, the Chattanooga Times Free Press, with this note: “Perhaps you might enjoy the attached political cartoon. Clay Bennett is one of the lone bright spots in Tennessee journalism. I’m sure he gets a lot of hate mail. You can find more of his work here.”

Non-Americans might not recognize that the elephant picture you see outside the door is the emblem of the Republican Party.


31 thoughts on “A subversive pro-science cartoon from Tennessee

  1. Also Non-americans might not recognize the Tennessee Titans team pennant (American football) behind the bedroom door in the cartoon.

      1. You know… it’s actually closer in shape to a rugby ball than to an american football – just sayin’

        1. This really hurts but the most successful team at the Olympics as far as rugby is concerned is …. the United States!! Who won the Gold in both 1920 and 1924. The sport was then dropped. Obviously a sign of the ‘end times’!!

          Is nothing sacred?

  2. Yeah, it’s perfect.

    Wasn’t it (US Senator and Presidential hopeful) Rick Santorum who told his fellows to not send their kids to college?

    “It’s no wonder President Obama wants every kid to go to college. The indoctrination that occurs in American universities is one of the keys to the left holding and maintaining power in America,” Santorum said at a rally last month in Florida. “As you know, 62 percent of children who enter college with a faith conviction leave without it.” (2012)

    Gingrich as well:
    ”I for one am tired of the long trend towards a secular, atheist system of thought dominating our colleges, dominating our media,” Gingrich said.

    More examples of the stupidity of the GOP.

    1. Yes, that sinister “indoctrination” consists of exposing students to new ideas and teaching them the skill of critical thinking — a truly diabolical leftist plot!


      1. Here in Texas, the Ground Of Putrescence
        has a plank in their offical party platform opposing critical thinking as corrosive to “traditional values”.

    2. In a near perfect outcome of GOP wishes, education for Christians will start to look a lot like Conservapedia vs. eduction for liberals, which would be more like Wikipedia. It would not take long for all of the economy of political systems to be run by liberals if this really were the case. The disparity in knowledge would be immense.

    3. ‘”I for one am tired of the long trend towards a secular, atheist system of thought dominating our colleges, dominating our media,” Gingrich said.’

      I wonder if Gingrich is also tired of repeating marriage vows.

  3. Unless you’re going to change the GOP banner to a cross or picture of Jesus the title of the book should just be knowledge.

  4. Sophie Germain

    From Wiki

    ‘Germain’s parents did not at all approve of her sudden fascination with mathematics, which was then thought inappropriate for a woman. When night came, they would deny her warm clothes and a fire for her bedroom to try to keep her from studying, but after they left she would take out candles, wrap herself in quilts and do mathematics. As Lynn Osen describes, when her parents found Sophie “asleep at her desk in the morning, the ink frozen in the ink horn and her slate covered with calculations,” they realized that their daughter was serious and relented. After some time, her mother even secretly supported her.’

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