TOM THE DANCING BUG: "Hello! You've Been Targeted For a Drone Assassination!" Helpful Info From Your U.S. Government

By Ruben Bolling

Please always be visiting the TOM THE DANCING BUG WEBSITE, and when you are not, please always be following RUBEN BOLLING on TWITTER.

Published 10:20 am Wed, Mar 14, 2012

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24 Responses to “TOM THE DANCING BUG: "Hello! You've Been Targeted For a Drone Assassination!" Helpful Info From Your U.S. Government”

  1. Daniel Smith says:

    This would be hilarious, except for one little thing….

  2. RR Anderson says:

    I nominate 
    RUBEN BOLLING  for the next 
    Herblock prize

  3. thecleaninglady says:

    Brilliant! I am starting my metal box business immediately! With engravings for a nominal fee!

    • Daniel Smith says:

      Starting a business to aid terrorists? Your brochure should arrive any minute now….

  4. strangefriend says:

    Yo, Mr. President, Netanyahu has been very annoying lately.  Drone strike HIM!  I double-dog dare ya . . .

  5. efergus3 says:

    Not laughin’ – a little TOO close to reality.

  6. Well done as usual Ruben.

  7. Philalethes says:

    The last frame is the best one. 
    Nice homage to Chris Ware, too.

  8. Tim Lowell says:

    It was nice knowing you, or knowing of you anyway,  Ruben. I am now stepping 30 – 40 yards away from this cartoon. Good luck on the CIA grade!

  9. jerwin says:

    well done.

  10. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    “Dear Mr Bolling, congratulations!  We loved your cartoon and you’ve been selected for assassination…”

  11. Shinkuhadoken says:

    I like the implication that what’s wrong about this is that Americans can be targeted without judicial process, but that in all the years it’s been going on, it’s perfectly okay to assassinate anybody else in the world for the flimsiest of reasons in this manner. America, meet American foreign policy. Sucks to be sub-human like the rest of us, doesn’t it?

    • I hear you and feel the same way about indefinite detention. It seems like opponents have given up eliminating it completely and are now focused on eliminating indefinite detention for US citizens.  Both sicken me.

  12. Obama was not a professor.

    • redjon says:

      Quoting the carefully-worded University of Chicago Law School statement,
      “The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as “Senior Lecturer.” From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School’s Senior Lecturers have high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.”


  13. sean says:

    Nice! Very Chris Ware-ish ooops NOW I read the comments and see that 2 people already said that, one even using the term “Ware-ish”…sigh… wish I had a more original thought, but I don’t. Did anyone say “Good job” or “Nice work” yet? Oh. Never mind then.

  14. Kimmo says:

    IMO the first bit of this strip could have seemed a bit lame if it wasn’t for the FAQ and Did You Know? after it…

    But the bit about grading your essay and sitting at an empty table makes it fucking gold. : D


  15. fbxl5 says:

    Targeted for assassination by a Nobel Peace Prize winner because,  “war is peace”   “freedom is slavery”‘   “ignorance is strength”

  16. CognitiveDissident says:

    Does anyone else remember an America where you wouldn’t think twice about joking about this?
    (Not to say that you shouldn’t have the ABSOLUTE right to joke about ANY aspect of American life, you just think twice now.)
    We’re so much safer now.