Former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant today.
The $5 billion procedure was complicated by the amount of time Mr Cheney’s heart had been in cold storage and required Voodoo experts from Haiti to assist. Although some had counselled against re-introducing the organ, right wing republican officials felt it necessary if Mr Cheney was going to stand a chance of mounting a late challenge to Mitt Romney.
A hospital spokesman said that Mr. Cheney was making a remarkable recovery, was alert, chatting with his doctors, and shooting people as soon as their backs were turned.
Attention now turns to former President George W. Bush with surgery planned later this year to re-introduce his brain with many in the Bush camp claiming it’s already “Mission Accomplished”.
Today Newt Gingrich tried to re-light his election hopes by furiously wagging his finger at President Obama.
Obama spoke for the first time on the killing of Trayvon Martin, 17, saying…
‘…my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin: If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon…”
This was seized on by the amoral former Speaker of the House…
“The last thing we need is some fool in the White House saying that all black teenagers look the same…. that kind of lazy racial stereo typing is disgraceful…”
Newt didn’t have time to clarify his comments as he was off to a garage sale to sell his wife and children to fund the rest of his campaign.
A few people have asked me about my cartoons and although I’d love to pretend to be a budding artist I actually cut so many corners it’s more like cheating.
Typically a cartoon will take me about an hour or two to complete which is mainly dependant on the subject and the number of elements in each frame.
As to how…well it just so happens that I’ve done a series of articles on exactly this subject on my other blog…and they can be found here:-
Part 1 – focusses on the use of Inkscape to trace an outline for each picture
Part 3 – continues the use of Gimp2 to shade the cartoon
Courtesy of TMZ.com…
“Yes there may be more qualified people about but ultimately, at the end of the day, when all said and done, if one of these celebrities gets eaten in a famine zone then….meh!”