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Ohhhhh…check out this little slice of toe-curling, butt-clinching shame. Mojo posted a link in the thread below; it’s from the White House’s blog. What your government thinks of you.

Is that the target demographic for Obamacare, or is it representative of the sort of people who work in Obama’s White House?

If you can’t make it out in reproduction, the artist is named Carolyn Belefski and she gives her website as carolynbelefski.com. The link goes to a blank BlueHost holding page. The forlorn wisdom of low expectations.

Good weekend, y’all!


Comment from BJM
Time: January 30, 2015, 10:40 pm


Another faux-hipster Prog apparatchik.

btw-her website loaded fine…she appears to be the graphic artist equivalent of Lena Dunham but with actual skillz/talent.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: January 30, 2015, 10:48 pm


Every time I think they can’t get any more ridiculous, they do.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 30, 2015, 11:13 pm

Really, BJM? Every time I poke that link, I just come to a BlueHost holding page. Lemme try googling her.

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Comment from Veeshir
Time: January 30, 2015, 11:20 pm

Worked for me in Chrome.

Comment from surly
Time: January 30, 2015, 11:39 pm

Damn, I kinda look like that hip asshole. Link worked for me.

Comment from Nina
Time: January 31, 2015, 12:22 am

I must not be hip enough to get it.

Comment from dissent555
Time: January 31, 2015, 12:29 am

well, it’s a cartoon, of course. Which is par for the course, for this administration.

Which must be one of Barry’s favorite expressions, btw.

Comment from Nina
Time: January 31, 2015, 1:55 am

Ah ha! A golf joke!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 31, 2015, 4:15 am

What your government thinks of you.

Well, fair’s fair, I guess, considering what I think of the govt.

Comment from mojo
Time: January 31, 2015, 4:18 am

The over-organized woman with the big turtlenecks. What’s up with that?

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: January 31, 2015, 5:34 am

They forgot to add “friendzoned by Julia” and “checks his white privilege before he leaves his micro-apartment.”

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: January 31, 2015, 3:46 pm

I thought about giving her a break, being as how from her style, she’s obviously new at this, not very good at drawing, & needs money. But then…

Part of why I took this gig on was because I was extremely pleased that The White House was interested in publishing comics and trying something different. Reaching out to new audiences who are visual learners or experimenting with Instagram is not a bad thing. I know how politics work, but please — attacking art as a medium is an all-time low. Anyone remember prehistoric cave paintings? This is history. Art is history.


Guys, she is on the cutting edge of history! All she needs to do is throw in some college crap about how it’s illegal for girls to draw comixx in Missouri & she ain’t havin’ it. Gurl power!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 31, 2015, 6:54 pm

The link to her page works for me, using Safari. Looking at photos of her, she has (assuming that these were take pre typical-Midwestern-meth-addition) a sort of earnest but naive admirer of Eleanor Roosevelt vibe about her. This government gig is the most exciting thing that has ever has or ever will happen to her, including that night in high school when she drank the beer. No canoeing up the Amazon she. Had she been around in the 1950’s she’d have been doing cutting edge ‘personal hygiene and dating for you!’ cartoons.

I don’t wish to appear immodest (again) but I could enroll more 20 year olds in ObamaCare with a single panel than she ever will with her pages of cartoons.

I would just just this cartoon http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4463684384_40065dd4ed.jpg
with the slogan

ObamaCare pays for Medical Marijuana AND Prescription Drugs!

Comment from Fritzworth
Time: January 31, 2015, 11:37 pm

I may move to England as well.

Comment from jwm
Time: February 1, 2015, 2:15 am

“Even he’s not too hip to have the Government force his miserable stupid ass into buying a crappy overpriced insurance policy that he didn’t want, doesn’t need, and won’t cover anything.”


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 1, 2015, 5:14 am

Rod McKuen died. I don’t think anyone had him in the dead pool. I was terribly impressed by McKuen when I was sixteen. Here’s a song he wrote, performed by jazz musician Jay McShann, and my choice for Best Version Ever of “I’ll Catch the Sun.” McShann was 85 when he recorded this love song, and I smile every time I listen to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqj41q8c0x0

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: February 2, 2015, 12:12 am

He works the 11:00pm shift at the glory hole.
His beard catches everything.
He’s eaten more penises that your mind can safely comprehend.
He needs your damn tax money to pay for his AIDS cocktail.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: February 2, 2015, 3:54 pm

The ‘experimental’ food looks like a Caprese salad, which is hardly the gastronomic avant garde the cartoonist seems to think it is.

This cartoon fails the basic criterion of advertising: who, based on the message conveyed, will be persuaded to sign up to Obamacare that otherwise would not have been? You only need to advertise to your existing consumers if there is no competing product they can defect to. And you can bet your bottom dollar that the tricycle-riding dipshit depicted here still thinks that Obama is Black Jesus (or Mulatto Jesus, I guess).

Comment from Davem123
Time: February 2, 2015, 5:08 pm

She obviously didn’t bother to make any change from her normal target demographic, foolish young (or wannabe young) hipsters and lefties from NYC, Portland, Berkeley, etc.

They probably do think it’s the coolest thing they’ve ever seen.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 2, 2015, 5:43 pm

Actually, David Gillies, the TRUE “basic criterion of advertising” is “give your customer what they want.

Does anyone doubt that the Muslim in Chief and his toadies are fully satisfied with her product? And that ABCNNBCBS and their dead-tree fellow travelers will grovel at her feet and beg for MORE of her profound artistry?

Comment from jwm
Time: February 2, 2015, 6:02 pm

And one more thing. I’m assuming the artiste is young. She must have at least a passing acquaintance with what is currently “hip”. Nonetheless. In what universe does anyone think a grownup riding a tricycle in the street is cool?


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: February 2, 2015, 7:12 pm

OMG – can this gummint get any more embarrassing????
I can’t imagine adults, no matter how drunk, okaying any of these domestic or international hijinks.
OT, but speakin’ of Chrome & Firefox, if any of you kidz roam on a VPN, your true IP may be out there:

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 2, 2015, 8:40 pm

Surely you understand by now, jwm, that she is a hive-dweller, and as such sees NOTHING unusual about an “adult” riding a tricycle in the street. I mean, if it was an SUV, that would be another matter. But trikes are fine with Flukes such as this.

Comment from mojo
Time: February 2, 2015, 9:05 pm

Yesa, tricycles? Sooooo passé.

It’s recumbent bikes now.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: February 3, 2015, 6:54 am

I do enjoy the Freak Brothers.

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