‘Total Eclipse of Tolerance?’: Latest Edition of HT’s FREE App!

‘Total Eclipse of Tolerance?’: Latest Edition of HT’s FREE App!

New edition: “Total Eclipse: Hate tries to eclipse tolerance in Trump’s America” – Now available on our FREE Humor Times “News in Cartoons” app!

In the latest edition of the News in Cartoons Humor Times app, called Total Eclipse, the world’s greatest editorial cartoonists (who populate our popular Humor Times magazine with great material every single month) review the latest news in the way only political cartoonists can.

Total Eclipse, Rob Rogers, News in CartoonsEach edition of the News in Cartoons app features a string of hilariously biting editorial cartoons for the reader to swipe through, strung together with narrative captions — telling each week’s recent news story in a very entertaining way.

The entire world was stunned when the president seemed to equate neo-Nazis with our Founding Fathers recently, praising the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Although he read from a script a couple days later, trying to sound a bit more presidential while being critical of the white nationalists, he sabotaged himself the following day when he let his true feelings out. In yet another insane diatribe that his handlers dread, he said there were “fine people on both sides,” and blamed the “alt-left” just as much as the neo-Nazis who were proudly chanting their hatred of Jews and everyone not like them.

It is times like these that call for the talents of the world’s greatest political cartoonists, who help to give us perspective and even laugh in the face of such un-American behavior from our supposed “leader.” But they do not let Trump off the hook, using hard-hitting political satire to take him down a few notches.

The News in Cartoons app also features a “bonus cartoon” each issue, as well as a funny video of the week — this week’s short being a classic one from “Funny or Die,” showing a Robert E. Lee stature singing about his feelings on being taken down.

The Humor Times “News in Cartoons” app is available only for Android phones or tablets at this time, but we hope to be rolling out an iOS versions and others soon.

It’s the FUN way to get your news!

“A beautiful brain-blast!”
— Dubious Cherce

“For those who love political cartooning, this e-mag has the best ones, including several Pulitzer Prize winners. They mostly (but not always) lean left, but don’t spare anybody who doesn’t deserve sparing.”
John L.

“Great for political humor enthusiasts. Funnest AND funniest way to get your news!”
— Jim L.

Each edition is basically an excerpt from the Humor Times monthly magazine (available in print or digital format all over the world), a publication that reviews recent news stories in hilarious fashion with editorial cartoons by the finest in the business, arranged with a running narrative above each cartoon, stringing them together to tell a recent news story.

Please share this page or the app itself widely on Facebook, Twitter, by email, etc! Help us make it go viral! (You can share right from the app, or from the Google Play store while you’re there, or just share this post, and/or copy the link below.)

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Activists Create Illusion That Election-Winning Populist Issues Are Part of DNC’s ‘Better Deal’

Activists Create Illusion That Election-Winning Populist Issues Are Part of DNC’s ‘Better Deal’

“Never once did anyone express doubt that these were the actual new positions of the Democratic Party’s ‘Better Deal’ — because why shouldn’t they be?” — Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men

One week after Democrats in Congress announced “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future” — a new “populist” economic agenda that has been criticized as grossly insufficient — a “DNC representative” held a live-tweeted press conference in Pasadena before an audience of 100 to clarify some of the plan’s “lesser-known populist features”: Medicare for all (desired by a strong majority of voters overall, according to a number of polls, and even by 41% of Republicans), free college tuition (desired by 62% of all voters), stronger unions (by an ever growing majority), and public campaign financing and the elimination of corporate lobbying (large majorities of Americans feel corporations, the wealthy, and lobbyists have far too much influence in politics).

Fake press conference on Better Deal
Fake press conference on Dem’s ‘Better Deal’: #DNCTakeBack. Photo by @fullonrad.

The bipartisan audience asked questions for 50 minutes. “Never once did anyone express doubt that these were the actual new positions of the Democratic Party — because why shouldn’t they be?” said Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men, who posed as the DNC rep for the event. All the positions Bichlbaum described have been shown by polls to have widespread support across the political spectrum, and candidates espousing them have been winning in state and local elections nationwide, even in heavily Trump-leaning areas.

“But the Democrats have a donor problem that they need to get over before they can adopt these positions and thus win elections reliably as they once did,” added Katherine Brezler, National Digital Director and Co-Founder of PeopleForBernie.com, who collaborated with the Yes Men on the project.

Although videos of the event had garnered hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook and Twitter, and although the #DNCTakeBack discussion remained vibrant on Twitter, there was no reaction at all from the DNC by Monday morning. Therefore, the Yes Men decided to send out an “official” DNC press release with more details on the “Better Deal’s” supposed positions.

“We feel bad for the thousands of people who’ve believed that the DNC was taking the Democrats in an election-winning direction,” said Jennifer Prediger, the journalist who moderated Saturday’s session. “But the illusion that this was real was a shallow one: it actually could be. The Democrats were once the party of the people, and they can be again, but only if people exert enough pressure.”

“We hope that the DNC will do this, but we know the grassroots already are,” said Brezler.

“If the DNC by any chance doesn’t do the right thing then we need to redefine #DNCTakeBack,” said Prediger. “We the people need to ‘take back’ the Democratic party, so that we all stand a chance against fascism in the US.”

This is the first hoax by the Yes Men that delves into electoral politics, as well as the first one that targets those on the same side of the political divide. “We can blame the Trump win on all sorts of things, including the Russians and racism and so on,” said Bichlbaum, “but the Democrats definitely failed to offer disaffected voters any alternative. Instead of fighting for the working people as they used to, they’ve championed the neoliberal policies that left so many of those people in the dust. The chickens have come home to roost.”

This was also the first-ever fully livestreamed Yes Men event that can be viewed in its entirety. The event lasted one hour, with 50 minutes of questions asked by the public—including at least one Republican. “Strangely, there was no notable tension at any point, with any of the questioners, except when I admitted I knew very little about SB562, the California health care bill,” said Bichlbaum. “That was quite stupid of me.”

“Everything in this was very heartfelt,” said Bichlbaum. “It was a fiction, but like many people, we deeply want the DNC to actually adopt these positions. Many people see the writing on the wall, and there are many different ways of spreading the message.”

Read the text of the announcement here, and view video and photos here. And contribute to the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #DNCTakeBack.

‘Dead on Arrival’: Latest Edition of HT’s FREE ‘News in Cartoons’ App!

‘Dead on Arrival’: Latest Edition of HT’s FREE ‘News in Cartoons’ App!

New edition: “Dead on Arrival: But like a zombie, still looking for victims” – A review of the GOP effort to “repeal and replace” health care – Now available on our FREE Humor Times app!

Cartoon app, health careIn the latest edition of the “News in Cartoons” Humor Times app, called Dead on Arrival, the world’s greatest editorial cartoonists (who populate our popular Humor Times magazine with great material every single month) review the latest news in the way only political cartoonists can.

Republicans just won’t give up on their pet project, destroying Obamacare, even though their plan is extremely unpopular with a huge majority. It threatens to put health care out of reach for as many as 30 million people or more, and raise rates for everyone.

Although it’s been seven years since the GOP pledged to “repeal and replace” Obama’s signature achievement, it seems they couldn’t be bothered to actually come up with a workable plan. Now they’re talking about just repealing, and “coming up with something” later. Yeah, don’t hold your breath. Or you may turn blue and have no access to health care to revive you.

The app also features a “bonus cartoon” each issue, as well as a funny video of the week.

The Humor Times “News in Cartoons” app is available only for Android phones or tablets at this time, but we hope to be rolling out an iOS versions and others soon.

It’s the FUN way to get your news!

“A beautiful brain-blast!”
— Dubious Cherce

“Great for political humor enthusiasts. Funnest AND funniest way to get your news!”
— J LeDoux

Each edition is basically an excerpt from the Humor Times monthly magazine (available in print or digital format all over the world), a publication that reviews recent news stories in hilarious fashion with editorial cartoons by the finest in the business, arranged with a running narrative above each cartoon, stringing them together to tell a recent news story.

Please share this page or the app itself widely on Facebook, Twitter, by email, etc! Help us make it go viral! (You can share right from the app, or from the Google Play store while you’re there, or just share this post, and/or copy the link below.)

Thank you, and enjoy!

‘This Won’t Hurt (Us) a Bit’: Latest Edition of HT’s ‘News in Cartoons’ App!

‘This Won’t Hurt (Us) a Bit’: Latest Edition of HT’s ‘News in Cartoons’ App!

New edition: “This Won’t Hurt (Us) a Bit: When ‘health care’ is actually ‘wealth care’ for the rich.” On our FREE Humor Times app! In the latest edition of the “News in Cartoons” Humor Times … Read more

“Dear Leader” – the Latest Edition of the ‘News in Cartoons’ on our Humor Times App!

“Dear Leader” – the Latest Edition of the ‘News in Cartoons’ on our Humor Times App!

New edition: “Dear Leader” – Enjoy the latest hilarious editorial cartoons, reviewing the news in our Humor Times “News in Cartoons” app, available free! In the latest edition of the “News in Cartoons” Humor Times … Read more

Humor Times Named One of the Top 15 Political Cartoon Websites

Humor Times Named One of the Top 15 Political Cartoon Websites

Feedspot.com names us as one of the best political cartoon websites and blogs on the web

We wish to thank feedspot.com for the honor, and we pledge to continue working to be one of the best political cartoon websites around, and to continue bringing you some of the best political satire and general humor stories and cartoons!

Humor Times Top Political Cartoon Website

The honor coincides with our 300th issue, which also just happens to be our 26th Anniversary Issue! This very special issue can be ordered online, and included with a one-year subscription or 3-issue trial subscription, by specifying a “rush” order of the current issue. Or, for the single issue only, contact us.

Appropriately enough for a publication bent on tickling readers’ funny bones, the Humor Times’ original launch date – originally titled the Comic Press News – was on April Fools Day, 1991, just as the first gulf war was ending. The premier issue even included a multi-page “history” of that war. Any of the 300 past issues can also be ordered by contacting us, and vary in price, depending on their rarity.

The goal in 1991 was to “provide comic relief for people weary of scandals and politics-as-usual in the Sacramento area,” as Editor James Israel put it. The publication’s purpose is “to help balance out the gloom and doom with hard-hitting political humor and hilarious editorial cartoons,” he said.

For people consuming the regular news through the standard outlets – newspapers, magazines, and their websites, or by watching talking heads hash over ginned-up issues on the tube – the magazine is a refreshing change: an irreverent, take-no-prisoners, no-holds-barred review of the news and politics.

Yes, the Humor Times is one “news” paper you can’t take too seriously. Lampooning both Democrats and Republicans alike, as well as news pundits and celebrities, each hilarious political cartoon takes aim at the “elites,” bringing them down to size. “The powerful become nothing more than victims of the incisive wit of editorial cartoonists and satirical columnists,” says Israel, “and in this way it is an equalizer – and a much-needed one at that.”

Besides the editorial cartoons, the publication features humor columns by the likes of veteran political comedian Will Durst, Jim Hightower and others, a “fake news” section ala The Onion, and – lest the magazine risk leaving readers feeling too jaded – many non-political cartoons, to help lighten up the mood.

The Humor Times’ topical political humor may be hard-hitting, but it is clean, and suitable for all ages – at least, those old enough to be interested in what’s happening on the world stage.

And according to Israel, that’s a very large audience – and growing daily. “Political satire is huge right now,” he says. “Look at the popularity of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, the proliferation of ‘fake news’ sites on the internet and the success of papers like The Onion.”

See what we mean: order a subscription today. They make great gifts too!

The Humor Times 300th Issue: Celebrating Our 26th Anniversary

The Humor Times 300th Issue: Celebrating Our 26th Anniversary

Extra! Extra! Get your political satire! The Humor Times 26th Anniversary Issue is out now!

“Don’t cry about the news — laugh about it, with the Humor Times!” That’s our motto, and we cover the news like no one else: say goodbye to the droll, hello to the hilarious. Political satire at its best.

political satire Humor Times anniversary issueEspecially in times like these, people are in dire need of their political satire, to help lighten the mood — and we are doing our patriotic duty in providing it!

A monthly political humor magazine featuring the finest in editorial cartoons, humor columns and “fake news,” the Humor Times cuts through all the hype. It’s the perfect antidote to get you through these troubled times.

Humor Times subscriptions make great gifts for anyone who follows the news and has a sense of humor.

You may also order a free sample (there is a $1 shipping and handling fee for orders within the U.S., $3 for orders outside the U.S.).

About the Humor Times:

Appropriately enough for a publication bent on tickling readers’ funny bones, the Humor Times’ original launch date – originally titled the Comic Press News – was on April Fools Day, 1991. The 24th Anniversary Issue will come out at the end of March.

The goal in 1991 was to “provide comic relief for people weary of scandals and politics-as-usual in the Sacramento area,” as Editor James Israel put it. The publication’s purpose is “to help balance out the gloom and doom with hard-hitting political humor and hilarious editorial cartoons,” he said.

For people consuming the regular news through the standard outlets – newspapers, magazines, and their websites, or by watching talking heads hash over ginned-up issues on the tube – the magazine is a refreshing change: an irreverent, take-no-prisoners, no-holds-barred review of the news and politics.

Yes, the Humor Times is one “news” paper you can’t take too seriously. Lampooning both Democrats and Republicans alike, as well as news pundits and celebrities, it takes aim at the “elite,” bringing them down to size. “The powerful become nothing more than victims of the incisive wit of editorial cartoonists and satirical columnists,” says Israel, “and in this way it is an equalizer – and a much-needed one at that.”

Besides the editorial cartoons, the publication features humor columns by the likes of veteran political comedian Will Durst, Jim Hightower and others, a “fake news” section ala The Onion, and – lest the magazine risk leaving readers feeling too jaded – many non-political cartoons, to help lighten up the mood.

The Humor Times’ topical political humor may be hard-hitting, but it is clean, and suitable for all ages – at least, those old enough to be interested in what’s happening on the world stage.

And according to Israel, that’s a very large audience – and growing daily. “Political satire is huge right now,” he says. “Look at the popularity of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, the proliferation of ‘fake news’ sites on the internet and the success of papers like The Onion.”

Now approaching its 24th year in print, the laughs are still coming, and die-hard fans can’t get enough, as they anticipate the anniversary issue.

Humor Times subscriptions are just $24.95/year (for 12 issues – save a dollar when ordering online), and a 3-issue trial subscription is available for only $7.95. A digital version is available for download by subscription as well, for just $9.95 a year.

Humor Times Anniversary Issue Coming Soon! ‘Yuuge’ Ad & Sub Sale!

Humor Times Anniversary Issue Coming Soon! ‘Yuuge’ Ad & Sub Sale!

Support the political satire magazine that’s taking tRump on, one muckraking wisecrack at a time! The 26th Anniversary Issue: $5 OFF on Subscriptions, Great Ad Deals! In these strange times, people are worried, and in … Read more

Feeling Blue in the Age of Orange Trump? The Humor Times Will Help You Through!

Feeling Blue in the Age of Orange Trump? The Humor Times Will Help You Through!

The recent election was a real downer for an actual majority of the country. The Humor Times is here to help you through the next four years! Yeah, we know. It hurts. After all, the … Read more

Free Comic Book: ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy’

Free Comic Book: ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy’

Greg Palast is now offering the movie companion comic book, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” free.

Greg Palast, investigative reporter, has a new movie out, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (see movie showing info below), and has just made the companion comic book available free for download.

“Are we crazy?,” he says in an email blast. “Yes. We’re flat broke, but we are sending you this link to the free 57-page comic book, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy — and there’s no charge whatsoever.”

Best Democracy Money Can Buy

He is hoping that you will have the heart to donate, however, “for something more important than food: getting our film into the churches, schools, union halls and activist centers in Ohio and Pennsylvania, the states targeted with the latest sick racial purge techniques I’ve uncovered for Rolling Stone.”

The comic book features Rosario Dawson, “Detectives” Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Willie Nelson and Agent Orange himself, Donald Trump.

And a detective with no “off” button – Greg Palast.

“It’s the first installment of our ‘tele-novella’ comic series — by me and the genius artist who drew the comic book Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” says Palast.

“It’s as crazy and informative and shocking and heartbreaking as the movie and book on which it based.”

Here is the free download link.

You can also get the signed movie DVD for a donation or rent or download it from Amazon.

A donation will also get you the signed book.

Or best of all, get the signed Book & DVD Combo for a donation.

Full Week Theatrical Runs:

San Francisco, CA Fri, Oct 14 – Oct 27 – Get Tickets, Seattle, WA Fri, Oct 21 – Oct 27 – Get Tickets, Washington, DC (Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market) – Fri, Oct 28 – Nov 3 Tickets soon.

One Night Only Screenings:

San Diego, CA – Mon, Oct 24 at 7.30pm Get Tickets,
Denver, CO – Mon, Oct 31 at 7.30pm  Get Tickets,
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Info on more screenings