The election is still very far away, and Donald Trump is sucking up all the media oxygen from every other candidate. He’s also leading the Republican field in the polls, which is hilarious. Claims that Trump is more extreme than his peers are untrue. He’s just not using the dog whistles and Luntz-speak to apply a veneer of respectability to his terrible impulses and “ideas.”
As a Star Trek nerd, I was deeply offended that Ted Cruz thinks Captain Kirk would be a Republican. Not only is this untrue, but Star Trek depicts a futuristic socialist interstellar government that has advanced beyond capitalism. Thankfully, Shatner shut him down:
Star Trek wasn’t political. I’m not political; I can’t even vote in the US. So to put a geocentric label on interstellar characters is silly
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) July 23, 2015
Read the comic at The New York Times.
I encourage you to check out The Nib’s Kickstarter. They’re making a big-ass book, including some of the cartoons I’ve done for them. I’ve offered up some original art from my Big Fat Whale days (I’m all digital now, so theses are rare.) as a donor gift. Check it out!