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Saturday
Jun182011

Not his finest hour - Josh 106

From Booker's latest article

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More great cartoons by Josh.

However, the one with the wind turbines is missing the power lines and roads connecting them all together.

And we have two great articles by Christopher Booker and James Delingpole to enjoy on Father's Day, plus a great article in the Mailonline and another funny from Jeremy Clarkson.

Jun 19, 2011 at 7:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Josh,

It has been said before.

It will be said again.

It is just one word.

Brilliant!

Jun 19, 2011 at 8:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterRETEPHSLAW

I take no credit for this one. All Christopher Booker's idea!

Jun 19, 2011 at 8:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Yes, it's a great, great line.

Oh God, please lift the
Guilt of achieving success.
Greenpeace in our Time.
==============

Jun 19, 2011 at 10:11 AM | Unregistered Commenterkim

Philip

Can one read "........and another funny from Jeremy Clarkson" online or is it in theTimes behind their paywall?

Jun 19, 2011 at 10:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterBaxter 75

I liked the ducks line more

Jun 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterOhNoNotAnotherBBDcomment

Love it Josh, but you missed the aircraft in the background, that had been needlessly flying him back from pointless negotiations, whilst causing the damage he was trying to avoid.

Did the RAF and Luftwaffe get airmiles?

Jun 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charley

Curious, or is it just my browser (Chrome)? Last night I was able to leave comments on Chris Booker's piece in the DT, but today, comments are not displaying. Is it just me?

Jun 19, 2011 at 1:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterSnotrocket

Yes, Josh, you have clearly arrived in the world of political cartooning. Rapier wit -- simple, to the point and through the heart of the matter.

Time to get back to that book of cartoons we were talking about. I think you are ready for volume one.

Jun 19, 2011 at 2:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

If windfarms are such a good idea, why aren't they being built in open space land in London, such as Hyde Park, Hampstead Heath etc.

Surely if us country bumpkins are being selfish by objecting to them, the townies ought to set an example.

Might help deal with the pigeon problem too

Jun 19, 2011 at 2:43 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charley

I have but one question - just how much longer can they (Greenpeace; the IPCC etc) keep this scam going..?
On the Delingpole article - I used to live in North Devon - if they ever build those turbines, what sacrilege it would be...

Jun 19, 2011 at 5:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterDavid

GC: "Did the RAF and Luftwaffe get airmiles?"

Don't know about the RAF but Luftwaffe did. Worked with an He 111 vet in Saint Louis in the '70s who was on a pension from his service over England and later Russia. It accumulated in a bank account in Munich and he and spouse went over every couple of years for a vacation to spend it.

The plane missing from the wonderful Pachauri cartoon should be a 747.

Jun 19, 2011 at 8:56 PM | Unregistered Commenterj ferguson

Idealistic, Greenie inspired youngsters may have no idea who Chamberlain was, but such an image might set them wondering and when they enquire they'll discover an historic perspective. Demonstrating that Rushing headlong into new ventures one has to be mindful of the unintended consequences that will inevitably arise and cann't necessarily be foreseen. It does add a certain gravitas to a subject, that otherwise tends to be dominated by innocent, unbridled enthusiasm.

This image could also be the missing link, that will bring the seriousness of the situation to the attention of a still largely brainwashed & oblivious public. It needs to get a wide distribution. T-shirts for the
upcoming Anti-Carbon Tax rallies in Aus. might be as good a vehicle as any to get it out there.

Jun 20, 2011 at 1:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterJoe V.

Josh done me a cool T- shirt with his pricelesS 'Greenpeace in our time' cartoon.
Now I'm thinking of getting more done, to give to all my environmentalist friends.

It's great how that image can be read both ways. On the face of it supporting an Eco friendly world, which I'm all in favour off btw. , but with the underlying message that only those with a deeper historical perspective will
get.

I don't know where Josh gets his talent from , but I think this piece is worthy of even that great Czech tradition, for cartooning under oppression.
Indeed it's frightening to think, that in the Czechoslovakia of those times , one would have been thrown in jail for less than this.

Jun 25, 2011 at 12:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterJoe

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