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The Cartoonish Message of Teachers’ Unions

posted at 12:44 pm on December 11, 2012 by

Having solved the unemployment crisis for political consultants, pollsters and media buyers, the teachers’ union is goosing the animation industry, seeing to it that out-of-work cartoonists find an outlet with the help of the dues money of public school teachers.

Using its Hollywood connections, the California Federation of Teachers was able to persuade Ed Asner to narrate its video, “Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale.” The Chicago Teachers Union was unable to match that star power, but came to the conclusion that two bludgeons to the head were better than one. CTU commissioned its own animated video, titled “Stand Up to the Fat Cats” and it repeats the same themes as the CFT effort, sans urination.

Not only did the unions receive a volume discount on cartoon characters, but they also got a bonus gift of coloring book design.

C’mon, you guys! If you’re going to disseminate simple-minded propaganda depicting rich people as evil and united workers as heroes, don’t be half-assed about it. It’s only a small step from here to the pages of The Freedom Collective!

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I saw this as an Avengers #1 parody in a few seconds. You could probably judge the nerdiness of a viewer by the amount of time it takes.

Bouncing Beatnik on December 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Brain hurting so bad right now.

DeathtotheSwiss on December 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I saw this as an Avengers #1 parody in a few seconds. You could probably judge the nerdiness of a viewer by the amount of time it takes.

Bouncing Beatnik on December 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Certainly not the first, nor will it be the last.

By the way, The Avengers were not the first superhero team. DC’s Justice League of America debuted in 1960. While The Avengers debuted in 1963.

Mitoch55 on December 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Parody, that is.

Mitoch55 on December 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Wait, Chicago Teachers Union standing up to fat cats? They are the fat cats, aren’t they?

stukinIL4now on December 11, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Is that JetEngineMan on the left? Or is it TurbineMan?

Wouldn’t his neck be about where the turbine blades are located?

And what’s his super power – his exhaust?

Marcola on December 11, 2012 at 1:56 PM

A lot of public school teachers probably could’t even read comic books.

steebo77 on December 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Where’s Gulag Man? He can make a great leap forward and kill 35 million people singlehandedly!

Win!

Rixon on December 11, 2012 at 2:06 PM

It’s only a small step from here to the pages of The Freedom Collective!

Why isn’t it free?

kim roy on December 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM

If only they loved to teach as much as they love to march and “rally”. From FB:

Illinois Federation of Teachers ~ Join us at the Capitol on Jan 3 & 4 and invite all your friends!

A Pension is a Promise Rally!
January 3, 2013 at 9:30am

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois

Fallon on December 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM