published Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The Zombie

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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eeeeeek said...

smirk

October 29, 2009 at 12:12 a.m.
SCOTTYM said...

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith


This guy couldn't really be a Dittohead as most of them would likely have been squeezing off a couple of headshots between panes 3 and 4.

Zombieland Rule #4: Doubletap


Clay, this one is great. I love me some zombies.

October 29, 2009 at 1:41 a.m.
EaTn said...

What a timely toon. To be fair, I believe most ditto-heads have plenty brains, they just can't judge the character of those mouthpieces with no brains.

October 29, 2009 at 5:56 a.m.
woody said...

This a perfect example of, "I wished I had said that."

Why is it you can never think of a good 'come-back' until the moment is already over?

Makes me wonder what the Conservatives' chief Naysayer (with all due respect to the former vice-president and Glenn Beck) will say if he ever gets a glimpse of this one....

Thank you Clay, Woody

October 29, 2009 at 6:09 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

Maybe our President, who said he needed $800 billion to keep unemployment below 8%, could use some of what Rush and his fans have? "Whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire" (Matthew 5:22). Repent, Mr. Bennett.

October 29, 2009 at 6:29 a.m.
OllieH said...

AndrewLohr writes, "Whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire" (Matthew 5:22). Repent, Mr. Bennett."

You are kidding, right?

October 29, 2009 at 7:21 a.m.
InspectorBucket said...

AndrewLohr writes, "Whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire" (Matthew 5:22). Repent, Mr. Bennett."

What in the--world?

Why not try the following?

The language here should appeal to your fantasies about torturing cartoonists, past, present, or future:

"Don't you know that angels do not enter a house wherein there are pictures; and whoever makes a picture will be punished on the Day of Resurrection and will be asked to give life to (what he has created)?"
[Hadith -Bukhari 4:47]

"On the Day of Resurrection a neck will stretch forth from Hell; it will have two eyes to see, two ears to hear, and a tongue to speak. It will say, "I have been appointed to take care of three types of people: every arrogant tyrant, every person who called on some deity other than Allaah and those who made pictures." [Hadith - At-Tirmidhi]

October 29, 2009 at 8:17 a.m.
InspectorBucket said...

Night of the Living Dead http://www.hulu.com/watch/41065/night-of-the-living-dead

Romero's zombies are decidedly non-partisan.

Enjoy!

October 29, 2009 at 9:10 a.m.

Just another example of a mind-less cartoon designed to pander to the lowest common denominator-the ones who have previously slathered over every word out of Obama's mouth.

The one who the "intelligent" media fawns over and refuses to vet, criticize or entertain that he could be wrong about-anything. This is a great way to hide behind the fact that, well, you can't even see the facts. You are reduced to smearing your enemies, which points to a very immature, fearful mentality.

October 29, 2009 at 9:36 a.m.
rolando said...

The zombie, of course, is on his way to the local ObamaCare operating room to perform a brain-ectomy on an unsuspecting Dear Leader voter [who is getting his/her just reward]. The zombie is the ObamaCare "head" surgeon, of course, and is best of the remaining post-Obama surgeons. [He will again stumble away, sadly disappointed, still searching...]

October 29, 2009 at 10:28 a.m.
nurseforjustice said...

I don't agree with everything Rush says but he often does have good points. What I don't like is when he or anyone else (Clay) starts cutting down others just because of their views.

I don't believe the Koran to be a holy book as the Bible is but would not cut down the Inspector for believing it. Even if he is wrong. =)

October 29, 2009 at 12:15 p.m.

I really wish people here would take a more neutral approach to some of the ideas expressed.

Personally I think this is hilarious, can't really stand Rush.

But could there possibly be some cartoons reflecting the inability of the current status quo to act, or the mass slaughtering of American lives by sending more troops into Afghanistan?

October 29, 2009 at 12:50 p.m.

You kinda negated your point re: neutrality rebellious, when you called this cartoon "hilarious" and stated you "can't really stand Rush". But that's okay, you're young, no? Funny thing is no one on the face of the earth, save robots are neutral, unbiased or non-judgemental. Anyone who says so lies (and quite possibly is a robot).

What you think the status quo is may not be the next person's idea of what it is. Personally, I think a very dangerous Status Quo is firmly embedded in the WH and Congress/Senate and is waiting....and waiting. The Afghan thing though...really doesn't call for a cartoon. Nightmare, maybe...

October 29, 2009 at 2:01 p.m.
InspectorBucket said...

Nurseforjustice writes:

"I don't believe the Koran to be a holy book as the Bible is but would not cut down the Inspector for believing it. Even if he is wrong. =)"

Thanks for your mercy and patience, Nurse.

That is a spirit I support, and that is spirit I sorely need.

No. Absolutely, firmly, and confidently, no. I in no way believe in the Quran &c.

I just react strongly and ride out with chivalry when I find Muslims or Christians consigning opponents to hellfire and torture, whether these acts of terror occur in this world or in any imaginary world beyond.

I dislike bullies of any sort.

Our tired old world needs no more of that.

I think here of Thomas Hardy, whose chuckling Deity chides the awakened dead:

                        “No;

It’s gunnery practise out at sea Just as before you went below; The world is as it used to be:

“And all nations striving strong to make Red war yet redder. Mad as hatters They do no more for Christés sake Than you who are helpless in such matters.

“That this is not the judgement-hour For some of them’s a blessed thing, For if it were they’d have to scour Hell’s floor for so much threatening. . . .

“Ha, ha. It will be warmer when I blow the trumpet (if indeed I ever do; for you are men, And rest eternal sorely need).”

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15508

October 29, 2009 at 2:04 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

Inspector, thanks for correcting my spelling of the Quran. I knew it wasn't correct when I did it but couldn't think of it.

And that Spirit of Mercy and Patience along with Grace was shown to us in a big way 2000 yrs ago.

October 29, 2009 at 2:42 p.m.

canary:

I didn't negate my point at all. I was simply implying as to the artists biased attitude as to one side of the political spectrum without the ability to see faults into latter. No Neutrality is no an impossibility within Human behavior as it has been continually repeated over the years as well with entire governments.

Th Afghanistan issue, is a nightmare overall, but requires the same critique that is constantly given on a day to day basis by the opposite spectrum of the political establishment.

October 29, 2009 at 2:43 p.m.
Jhenry said...

Man, this is some kind of edgy cartoon!

Yawn.

Woody typed: "Makes me wonder what the Conservatives' chief Naysayer (with all due respect to the former vice-president and Glenn Beck) will say if he ever gets a glimpse of this one...."

Yep. I bet the guy would be so torn up that a cartoonist at a liberal newspaper tried to say that people that listen to the most popular radio show in the nation are stupid. So if people that listen to Rush are stupid there should be an uninformed voter wearing a Hope or Change tshirt in the above cartoon. Yawn.

October 29, 2009 at 5:54 p.m.
SeaSmokie59er said...

This could be the answer we at ZERT (Zombie Eradication Response Team) and our brothers at ZERO (Zombie Emergency Response Operations task force) have been searching for. Now where can I get one of those shirts?

October 29, 2009 at 10:47 p.m.
Lightnup said...

On a side note, Clay's artistic style was immediately recognizable when I came across this entry on an auto related blog:

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/quote-of-the-day-why-we-fight-edition/

I hope you get royalties when your work is republished Clay.

October 30, 2009 at 12:52 a.m.
dt4c said...

Seriously, Bennett, you are absolutely the worst editorial cartoonist in the country. At least occasionally do something interesting. Your political bent is ridiculous. By the time your man gets out of office you will have your hand out too.

October 30, 2009 at 8:38 a.m.
OllieH said...

This cartoon is REALLY funny. I can understand how some of you would be offended by the partisan message it conveys, but I don't see how you CAN'T appreciate the comedic concept of the cartoon.

Clay is undoubtedly one the best editorial cartoonists in the business. Most of the people who regularly post here (even those who disagree with Clay's politics) appreciate his skill as a cartoonist. His work appears in papers all over the country, but we're the only city that gets to call him our own.

I was a Clay Bennett fan long before he ever came to Chattanooga, but I never really knew how good this guy was until after he got here and I was able to see his cartoons- day in and day out.

So keep on yawning if you want, jhenry. But as long as you keep coming back, it sure makes your tone of indifference ring a bit hollow.

October 30, 2009 at 8:41 a.m.
toonfan said...

dt4c stated, "Seriously, Bennett, you are absolutely the worst editorial cartoonist in the country."

Unfortunately, dt4c, you lost every shred of credibility after that opening sentence.

October 30, 2009 at 8:48 a.m.
toonfan said...

But don't worry, dt4c...

...you too, will be of no interest to the zombie.

October 30, 2009 at 8:50 a.m.
InspectorBucket said...

"By the time your man gets out of office you will have your hand out too."

Whence this weird habit of closing emails with vague threats of temporal or eternal revenge, intimations of pitchforks, and abuse?

No side, no political strain seems immune form this bad habit.

For the above comment, I would have to respond by saying, "How untrue."

Whatever does or does not come around in 2012, I am confident that Clay and Rush will both have jobs and plenty of ready material for their political satire and caricature.

For those with eyes to see and ears to hear, our Republic is not running short on fools and foolish words.

October 30, 2009 at 12:29 p.m.
InspectorBucket said...

An open question:

Is there a CONSERVATIVE political cartoonist doing smart work right now?

And I mean someone who brings craft and consistency to his or her work--someone comparable to Clay, that is.

I ask because I would like to know. I tend to enjoy good work when good work gets done, no matter the temper or the appetite of the worker.


If we cannot single out a conservative political cartoonist, what does that mean?--beyond the obvious point that employment in media jobs skews left?

Send on links to conservative political cartoonists.

Clay: If you know a conservative cartoonist working like this, do share

Thanks!

October 30, 2009 at 12:37 p.m.
dss said...

Inspector,

You could try Michael Ramirez, Glenn McCoy, and Gary Varvel.

October 30, 2009 at 12:48 p.m.
whoknows said...

Inspector, I may not agree with Clay a good 90% of the time, but I too enjoy his cartoons.

In answer to your request:

Try http://townhall.com/cartoons/

This site is a catch all of right wing cartoons. It has several different artists featured (including Michael Ramirez, Glenn McCoy, and Gary Varvel as dss mentioned, and those three are very good). Some of the toons on here are out right stupid, but there are many that are very good and thought provoking just as Clay's can be.

October 30, 2009 at 12:59 p.m.

Inspector: you close off your comments (or quote at length) obscure and/or dead poets, some of which I admire. Others close off with prophetic doom and gloom. As you are wont to say, each to his/her own...

Conservative cartoonists and funnnnnyy!!! A wealth at your fingertips. Mike Thompson, Sheratus, Gorrell, and those mentioned above. (Observer.com, Creators.com, Union-Tribune.com are some of the sites that showcase them as well as the artists own websites. The National Review's are the most creatively and scarily drawn I've seen so far. But hey, you like zombies, don't you?

October 30, 2009 at 1:09 p.m.
InspectorBucket said...

Thank you--ladies, gents, and Canary.

"Inspector: you close off your comments (or quote at length) obscure and/or dead poets, some of which I admire. Others close off with prophetic doom and gloom. As you are wont to say, each to his/her own..."

I would not say that I am dark or prophetic about the folly of humankind, Canary.

Folly seems uniquely eternal and contemporary--very much right now and very much always ever.

And if to bring light to that human comedy is "dark"--well, the world is at it is. . . .

Perhaps Folly is the really BIG IDEA--a "meaning of life"--that is, the best matter for Poets and Painters--besides our hopes, fears, and fantasies about "that fell sergeant Death". . . .

October 30, 2009 at 2:03 p.m.
joshkotw said...

what a jerk as usual...and I don't even like rush either

October 30, 2009 at 2:25 p.m.
rolando said...

Quite a few townhall.com-ers are Prize winners also. A few of those are multiple winners. And they occasionally chastise both sides, not just one as Bennett does. [How many of Clay's depict Dear Leader in a bad light??]

October 30, 2009 at 2:49 p.m.
kitdoc said...

Mr. Bennett's constant conversative bashing is getting a bit old. Talk about a one-track small mind!

October 30, 2009 at 3:07 p.m.
rolando said...

However, Clay DOES have a loyal following. His cartoons DO invite comment.

October 30, 2009 at 6:46 p.m.
Lightnup said...

How come when you go back to Clay's cartoons from this time last year, so many of them only show a handful of comments or no comments at all? There are none with the 25 or 50 or more responses that are so commonplace now.

Do the comments get removed after a certain period of time or were none of the current forum-lizards around back then? I find it hard to believe that it's just because we are more engaged politically now than we were a year ago.

October 30, 2009 at 10:46 p.m.
alprova said...

Rush Limbaugh is a big, fat idiot. Yes...I'm sure I've heard or read that somewhere. God Bless you Al Franken.

I've experienced what I have to admit is more than a little, immense pleasure in watching him whine since his offer to purchase ownership in an NFL franchise was met with sudden and resounding rejection.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_102809/content/01125114.guest.html

Rush Limbaugh is a fine example of a man who stands for the right of free speech in America. And while there is nothing at all wrong in speaking up, he's simply one of many in this nation who fail to realize that asserting their right to free speech can result in unintended consequences when one opens that yap a little to wide, a little to often, and with no brain engaged while doing it.

Perception is reality. It makes no matter what he claims he is or is not. Outside of his little pond, where he is famous for croaking for three hours a day, out in the real world, he's clearly a nobody.

Even if one were to swallow his self-proclaimed count of 20 million dittoheads, it means that a tenth of the nation listen to him now and then.

Lucky for me and so many more like myself, our radios do come with other channels and an "off" button. I tuned him out forever and a day, on the day that he expressed his desire and hope that Obama would fail as a President.

What a brainless comment that was. It's just no longer cool to be his kind of conservative.

I will conclude with another, in a long line of brainless musings by a man who has made a fortune for being a closeted bigot.

"Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it." -- Rush Limbaugh, January 19, 2007.

October 30, 2009 at 10:49 p.m.
Lightnup said...

alprova,

Successful conservatives just drive you crazy, don't they? Whether it's Sarah Palin, Sam Walton, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, or whomever, your silly air of superiority in putting down obviously successful people just shows your inability to control the class envy that rules your thinking (if one can call your diatribe "thinking").

To pompously decree that the number one radio talk-show host in America is "clearly a nobody" is so transparently petty that it's laughable. A "nobody" being a small part of a group considering the purchase of an NFL team would have hardly rated a notice. But that's not what happened, was it? Instead the REAL nobody's in this discussion, publicity pimps Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson, decided that it's a good thing to prevent a private citizen from pursuing a legal business opportunity, based on fabricated quotes and the fact they just don't like him. How shameful on their part. That's exactly the type of thing that kept blacks from succeeding in this country for far too long; being excluded from equal opportunities because someone didn't like them.

Have you not been paying attention to the uproar & backlash against Obama's radical agenda? Have you totally missed that even the Democrats don't have the desire to help him "fundamentally transform America?" There are many, MANY people who want Obama's policies to fail. There are more and more of them with every revelation of the real Obama. Limbaugh was merely one of the first to say so out loud while the rock-star euphoria was still wafting over the mindless throngs.

Tell me folks like John Kerry, John Murtha, Ted Kennedy and others who took every opportunity to undermine George Bush's efforts didn't want to see him fail. You know they did and it's hypocritical to be indignant about Limbaugh saying something about Obama that you know was said on a daily basis about Bush.

The lock-step mainstream media misquotes him and takes snippets of his conversations out-of-context on a daily basis. They wouldn't bother doing that with a "nobody."

Fortunately, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid radicalism is engendering a comeback of true conservatism. It's finally becoming cool to be that kind of conservative again & it's about time. These moderate faux Republicans have betrayed the true conservative base & it has cost them and the party

But, people are learning to disengage from the state-controlled media & clear the star-glaze out from their eyes. For the first time, they are seeing how dangerous our President really is. They are quickly removing their Obama-Biden bumper stickers, not wanting to identify themselves as formerly being mindlessly duped. 2010 and 2012 will be watershed moments for the conservatives in this country.

October 31, 2009 at 1:29 a.m.
anniebelle said...

Kitdoc, you need to stick to Mallard Fillmore. I guess nobody explained to you that Clay Bennett is not a neo-con. This just in from duh.com.

October 31, 2009 at 4:59 a.m.
OllieH said...

Lightnup writes to alprova, "Successful conservatives just drive you crazy, don't they? Whether it's Sarah Palin, Sam Walton, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, or whomever"

Could the same be said about you? Do successful liberals like Clay drive you crazy?

I find it kind of funny to hear folks who demonize the Democratic Party and criticize virtually everything that President Obama has done since taking office, while at the same time voicing no criticism at all for the previous administration or the GOP, whine about Clay Bennett being so decidedly one-sided.

These cartoons are an expression of his personal opinions and views. Nothing more. The only difference between us and any columnist, comedian, or cartoonist, is that they (in most cases) use talent and creativity to express their views. Some are more talented than others, no doubt, but they all have something special to add to, and distinguish, their particular arguments.

Many editorial cartoonists, as some of you have observed, do ridicule both sides. But perhaps that reflects their own unique political beliefs or inclinations. Apparently, that is not how Clay sees it. He is stedfast in his principles and beliefs, and unapologetic about the views he expresses.

I think you'd be hard pressed to find the even-handedness you expect of Clay from many of the conservative cartoonist listed in the above posts. Michael Ramirez, and Glenn McCoy, particularly, are as uncompromising in their conservatism, as Clay is in his liberalism, and they're just as insulting (if not more) to Democrats, as Clay is to Republicans. But maybe that's different in your eyes. Maybe that's not a bad thing if you agree with them.

If you had the same opportunity as Clay has, if you had his pulpit from which to preach, would you be as even-handed as you expect him to be? Would you have criticism for both sides? Considering the comments posted on this forum, I would expect not. Some of you are certainly more moderate in your politics, and more temperate in your nature, but most of the folks who consistently complain about the cartoons are not. You've had an opportunity here to show yourself to be even-handed and bipartisan, but you haven't.

According to rolando, a Republican who cuts it down the middle, one who doesn't tow the party line is a RINO (Republican in name only). He or she is, therefore, a target of scorn and animosity. Why is it that a politician who shows a devoted adherence to an ideology is good, but a cartoonist who does the same, is not?

I just want Clay Bennett to be Clay Bennett. Creativity is based on inspiration, not obligation. As long as he draws cartoons fueled by the former, instead of conceding to the latter, he'll produce his best work.

October 31, 2009 at 10:53 a.m.
Lightnup said...

OllieH, since you began your long diversionary rambling post (that had nothing to do with my post to alprova) with a quote from me, I guess I'll respond.

Does Clay drive me crazy? Nope. Clay's a very talented cartoonist with a liberal viewpoint and he's good at what he does, which is to use his talent to provide entertainment and food for thought from a particular point of view. Gee, that sounds like something Rush Limbaugh does too.

Now, if I possessed an unbridled hatred and jealousy for anyone who was the least bit successful but that I disagreed with, like alprova exhibits regularly, then I would simply make up ignorant things like Clay's really a "nobody" and all of his cartoons are just brainless musings and how much intense pleasure I feel when someone criticizes a Clay Bennett cartoon.

However, although I don't agree with Clay's political viewpoints, it would be just ducky with me if he became the most well-known political cartoonist in all the land.

October 31, 2009 at 12:08 p.m.

I gotta get off of this Zombie cartoon but I will say one last thing(s) after I say, doesn't the Zombie remind you of Barney Fuhrankenheil? it's uncanny.

When I go to conservative sites, there are hordes of rabid leftists spewing the most vile things about Bush et al, Repubs, conservatives, Christians, etc. I found one site that works with the WH to organize "projects" to take down "the far-right", like suing them and harassing them for "hate" speech, etc. At least here, we all can disagree more or less civilly and Clay doesn't seem to mind.

When I lived in Canada where we had one radio station and one TV station for years, my young, liberal ears were attuned to soft-spoken, "nice" Liberals telling us stuff. We just accepted it. THEN, I moved to Calipornia, the Left Coast-what a culture shock. Daily news with all the blood and gore, violence and gangs on the daily menu in our neighborhoods, kids driving and crashing fancy BMW's that their rich daddies bought them, young girls dressed like the tarts on East Hastings street, on and on...

I heard someone listening to Rush and thought what is that guy talking so loud about? I didn't really listen. Years later, after countless, 'wonderful' experiences of Reality in LaLa land, I tuned my car radio to a station and Rush was talking. This time, I really listened and what he was saying made a lot of sense and applied to everything I learned living under Socialist/Nationalization/Fascist ideals and the hypocrisy of both parties, etc.

I can't say I've listenened to him religiously, yet one thing I've never heard from him are so-called racist comments. If you want to see REAL racism try talking to a Black Panther or Black Muslim while you're living in THEIR ghetto. Try listening to La Raza (the Race) or La Mecha in every county in CA.

I suspect the real racists in the NFL are the players who dissed Rush along with their puppet Commissioner who was too intimidated to say anything resembling the truth.

This is from someone who actually lived in three LA County/Ventura county ghettos as a minority. The fact many of you "pontificate" and appear to be drinking the drugs of the Far left and the WH website, doesn't mean you don't have the right to free speech as we all do. The problem with the Left in America, Canada, Britain, Europe et al, is that YOUR rights to Free SPEECH seem to mean you should have the ability to take away OURS on the right (side).

October 31, 2009 at 12:12 p.m.
BobMKE said...

Thank you ALPROVA, you have saved me a lot of typing becasue I agree with you. Hello, Clay it's Bob from Milwaukee and since you don't respond to me anymore via e-mail I believe it is because I send you things and make comments that you cannot defend. Which is my point on this cartoon. Readers, picture Clay and Rush in a debate and Rush will cut Clay a new, you know what.

Rush: We want to stand on the shoulders of our founding fathers and we have all of their core beliefs, values and we cannot be compromised. We embrace the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We will never surrender our principals and our individual rights, our liberty, and our freedom.

Clay: The Constitutional and the Bill of Rights are out dated. I believe that Socialism will work here in the United State for the first time in the history of the world. I believe that rich people can make poor people richer. I believe in Government taking over not only the banking, auto, health care industries but everything else. Government should expand because they know better, Esp. the liberals from the Chicago machine and the great liberal cities of Detroit and New Orleans which are great success stories.

I know that Clay or any other Liberals will never defend their Socialists views, they just take pop shots or draw cartoons mocking what this great Country stands for. It's all about power and they get that power from telling people that they are all victims and they make them jealous of people who have worked hard to make this Country the greatest Country in the History of the world.

October 31, 2009 at 4:02 p.m.
Lightnup said...

And, of course, the fact that the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association (who has no labor law experience, by the way) is an Obama donator and was on the Obama transition team had no bearing on the pressure the Association put on NFL Commissioner Goodell to say no to Limbaugh. Of course not.

October 31, 2009 at 5:31 p.m.
alprova said...

LIghtnup wrote: "Successful conservatives just drive you crazy, don't they? Whether it's Sarah Palin, Sam Walton, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, or whomever, your silly air of superiority in putting down obviously successful people just shows your inability to control the class envy that rules your thinking (if one can call your diatribe "thinking")."

See, you're problem is that you think it all has to do with money. I can think of many rich people whom I admire and adore, who are shining examples of those who do not take it upon themselves to let their fortunes get in the way of being human beings FIRST.

What I detest and cannot stand are self-righteous, lying, hateful, often Bible thumping, hypocrites.

To put it into plain, albeit coded language, I don't care for sphincter muscles surrounding voids. I don't care for people who spend their waking moments in an attempt to force the people of this nation to live their lives by the standards and ideologies near and dear to themselves.

And yes, to be perfectly honest and to satisfy your sense of intuition, I have absolutely no sympathy whatsoever for people with ten figure bank accounts, who live in homes with electric bills per month that equal what I spend in two years for mine, who continuously whine about the mere mention of them having to pay more in taxes.


"To pompously decree that the number one radio talk-show host in America is "clearly a nobody" is so transparently petty that it's laughable."

Laugh then. It's the reality that he created for himself. Being on top of the world in radio has made him among the most hated men in America as well.


"Have you not been paying attention to the uproar & backlash against Obama's radical agenda?"

Nope. The majority of this nation is on board with that agenda.


"The lock-step mainstream media misquotes him and takes snippets of his conversations out-of-context on a daily basis. They wouldn't bother doing that with a "nobody.""

Well Sir, I didn't quote anything that was taken out of context, nor was it mis-quoted either. The audio clip of that quote can be found on Media Matters.


"Fortunately, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid radicalism is engendering a comeback of true conservatism. It's finally becoming cool to be that kind of conservative again & it's about time. These moderate faux Republicans have betrayed the true conservative base & it has cost them and the party."

You're a fifty ton elephant grasping a blade of grass on a very steep mountain, hoping it will hold you until help arrives. Good luck!!


"2010 and 2012 will be watershed moments for the conservatives in this country."

Oh...of that, I have no doubt, and we are in full agreement.

Conservative will be shedding lots of water on both of those election nights.

November 1, 2009 at 1:24 a.m.
OllieH said...

BobMKE wrote, "Hello, Clay it's Bob from Milwaukee and since you don't respond to me anymore via e-mail I believe it is because I send you things and make comments that you cannot defend."


Bob-

I can only imagine how much e-mail Clay probably gets. You're from Milwaukee, so I'm guessing that you see his work in a newspaper up there. I don't know exactly how many papers publish his cartoons, but if there is only one 'Bob' per paper, he must get a lot of mail.

Reading your post, it sounds as though Clay has responded to some of your e-mail. It also sounds as though you have written him repeatedly. Is that true? If so, could it be that he's stopped responding to your notes because you've made yourself a nuisance? Exactly how much time do you expect him to devote to rebutting your missives?

My point is, maybe it isn't a case of Clay being unable to defend his positions, as much as it is him not wanting encourage further correspondence. I'm sure Clay has many 'Bobs' wanting to engage him in a personal debate. And I'm sure many of these folks aren't as interested in hearing his views as much as they are in expressing their own.

Perhaps Clay's silence is a response.

November 1, 2009 at 10:23 a.m.
Lightnup said...

alprova wrote: "The majority of this nation is on board with [Obama's radical agenda]."

I don't think so. The majority of the sheeple in this nation, with the collusion of the White House controlled media, are on board with the outright lies they have been told and really have no clue about the leftist underlying agenda, and don't care as long as their monthly checks keep arriving courtesy of those who actually pay taxes.


"I don't care for people who spend their waking moments in an attempt to force the people of this nation to live their lives by the standards and ideologies near and dear to themselves."

Huge difference between TALKING about ones ideologies, which is what Limbaugh does, and FORCING ones ideologies on a nation, which is what Obama, Pelosi and Reid do during all of their waking moments. I don't care for that either, so we agree on that.


"Being on top of the world in radio has made him [Limbaugh] among the most hated men in America as well."

Oh my gosh, you mean those on the left are capable of hate? Tell me it's not true. Liberals always preach that conservatives are hateful and mean people, while those on the left know only compassion and tolerance for differing viewpoints. And now you tell us that liberals are mean-spirited and hateful toward those who disagree with them? Wow. Who knew? Thanks for sharing.

November 1, 2009 at 11:16 a.m.
alprova said...

Lightnup wrote: "The majority of the sheeple in this nation, with the collusion of the White House controlled media, are on board with the outright lies they have been told and really have no clue about the leftist underlying agenda, and don't care as long as their monthly checks keep arriving courtesy of those who actually pay taxes."

Yawn...

Do you have any thoughts of your own, or are you simply content to express repetitive slapstick comedy routines that can be heard five days a week on talk radio programs?

The phrase "leftist underlying agenda" sounds suspiciously much like the word "conspiracy." And depending on which side of the fence people are on, calling the other group "sheeple" seems to fit both sides very well. The problem is, that the word no longer adds anything to an argument.

Quite honestly, it's a little pathetic to imply that the lies being told to the public are coming from those on the left. Being that people's alliances have shifted leftward, despite all the money being poured in from those who can spare it, and given that this President has appeared numerous times to address the lies head-on that have been coming from the right, you're standing on a piece of cardboard suspended fifty feet off the ground.

I've told you more than once that the truth can be so easily found and that people will discover it.


"Oh my gosh, you mean those on the left are capable of hate? Tell me it's not true. Liberals always preach that conservatives are hateful and mean people, while those on the left know only compassion and tolerance for differing viewpoints. And now you tell us that liberals are mean-spirited and hateful toward those who disagree with them? Wow. Who knew? Thanks for sharing."

Nice try. You see, the REAL difference is that liberals have compassion for PEOPLE, even when those people are in no position to monetarily support politicians.

Conservatives, provably respond to one thing. They respond to money. The proof is in their voting records.

Right now as we speak, there is a Democrat sponsored bill making it's way through the Senate to extend unemployment benefits for those unable to find a job and who have exhausted their benefits. The minute H.R. 3548 hit the Senate floor, calling for an extension of benefits for 14 weeks in those states with rates above 8.5 percent, the Republicans launched an immediate filibuster attempt. The bill was introduced September 22nd.

Wednesday, Harry Reid defied that attempt, called for a cloture vote, and it passed 87-13. Thirteen Republicans defiantly and bravely voted against the measure. Three of them are up for reelection next year.

I wish them well, but I'm betting that many will remember this vote if none other, because unfortunately for our politicians, unemployment does not effect only those who support Democrats.

November 1, 2009 at 3:38 p.m.
Lightnup said...

alprova opined: "You see, the REAL difference is that liberals have compassion for PEOPLE, even when those people are in no position to monetarily support politicians."

There is no honor in compassion when you forcibly take somebody else's money to achieve it....a common liberal trait.

You confuse compassion with control. You see, it is more compassionate to create an empowering environment in which people don't need government assistance than it is to use social engineering to create a victim environment in which government assistance becomes a way of life and recipients will continually vote for whomever promises to provide the most of it...another liberal strategy

November 1, 2009 at 9:03 p.m.
Lightnup said...

alprova wrote: "...this President has appeared numerous times to address the lies head-on..."

Merely reading the same lies on a different teleprompter is not addressing the lies head-on.

November 1, 2009 at 9:08 p.m.
BobMKE said...

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November 2, 2009 at 4:09 p.m.
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