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Friday
Jan302015

For whom the bell Tols - Josh 311

Richard Tol says that Bob Ward is 'engaged in a smear campaign' against him. Reading quite a bit of what Bob has written over the past few years, and not just about Richard but about many others, it is difficult not to agree.

H/t to Anthony Watts who came up with 'SpongeBob SmearPants'.

Cartoons by Josh

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Jan 30, 2015 at 11:30 AM | Registered Commentertomo

What a shame, to link Ward with the charming, simple, HONEST original...

'tis funny, though!

Jan 30, 2015 at 11:34 AM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

It's another cracker.

Jan 30, 2015 at 11:51 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

With these group think episodes, there's a point when almost everyone knows that they got it wrong, but they don't want to come out and openly admit it.

Then there are the real idiots who still don't get it ... but they keep ranting and raving ... everyone, including people who are supposedly "on their side" get embarrassed. And you can feel the tension as they just wish they would keep quiet and stop rocking the boat.

And the big question is this ... will they manage to "keep quiet" and let people just forget about this huge embarrassment ... or will some idiot like Bob Ward go too far forcing his own side to have to come clean to tell him he's got it wrong and with the potential of bringing down the house of cards.

Jan 30, 2015 at 12:17 PM | Registered CommenterMikeHaseler

Harsh - but fair!

Jan 30, 2015 at 12:28 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp

If Bob Ward says something is good, it is probably bad.

If Bob Ward says something is bad, it is probably good.

Is this why his wealthy sugar daddy financial supporter retains his services?

Jan 30, 2015 at 12:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterGolf Charlie

Very good Josh. Very good.

Jan 30, 2015 at 1:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterJimmy Haigh

Beware the Ward
Whose word is marred,
As well the meme
Which doesn't rhyme.
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Jan 30, 2015 at 1:46 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim

the dirty patch in his underpants (it is in the back not visible) is called "paleo piezo electricity"

Jan 30, 2015 at 3:25 PM | Unregistered Commentervenusnotwarmerduetoco2

Jan 30, 2015 at 1:46 PM

kim

LoL

Jan 30, 2015 at 3:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterStephen Richards

'...and shun the frumious Wardlyscratch'

Jan 30, 2015 at 4:13 PM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

Josh, I love the cartoon, but Bob Ward may take offence.

Bob is always portrayed with a benign happy smile in his own approved self publicity shots.

I am sure that he wouldn't find anything else to complain about.

Jan 30, 2015 at 5:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterGolf Charlie

You could give kids nightmares with Sponge Bob Smear Pants. Slimey, green and sponging up the green bucks. Shudder.

Tee, hee.

Jan 30, 2015 at 5:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Brussels can breathe easy-

if Josh were Thomas Nast, Boss Tweed would still be holding court in New York's City Hall

Jan 30, 2015 at 7:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterRussell

Excellent work Josh. If ret_tard told me the sun was shining I would go outside to check for myself.

Jan 31, 2015 at 1:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterFarleyR

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