published Thursday, August 5th, 2010


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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Tax_Payer said...

If voting makes you sick, then don't vote. Nobody is forcing you to go to the polls and cast ballets.

August 5, 2010 at 12:08 a.m.

well if my state had people running for governor like Basil Marceaux I'd need a little shot of the bubbly myself.

August 5, 2010 at 2:28 a.m.
woody said...

Personally, I have lived through a few elections when I probably could have used a 'bracer' before going into the voting booth.

And, "Tax_Payer", who ever said a 'right and privilege' meant easy. It's hard enough to get people to do what's right these days. Please don't make it any harder for them.


August 5, 2010 at 7:11 a.m.
sandyonsignal said...

Many of my friends are pulling an R ticket today, they are only doing this because there is only one contested race on the D ticket. I know three of my friends are already sick about it and fretting over going into that race. They will surely need a double tonight!

I pulled a D ticket. When you see the returns tonight, I am the one who voted in the Democratic primary. Its kind of lonely over here.

August 5, 2010 at 8:22 a.m.
gm1220 said...

Dewey . . my friend you give the republicans far too much credit on religion. The only thing that will send anyone to hell is not receiving Jesus Christ. The Bible is very plain. . Call on His name, receive his love, and you shall be saved! This goes for Catholic, Jews, Muslim and agnostics and Baptists!

August 5, 2010 at 8:33 a.m.
sandyonsignal said...

After the man requested a double, his next request is " Bartender, turn off the t.v."

August 5, 2010 at 8:53 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Ummm, gm, Jews and Muslims don't recognize Jesus as the messiah. Agnostics are present in all religious groups. Atheists don't believe in hell at all. Some Protestant groups think their version of the church is the only "right" one.

There is no evidence to support the tenets of any of them, therefore none of them should be involved in government.

August 5, 2010 at 9:04 a.m.
Musicman375 said...

"After the man requested a double, his next request is ' Bartender, turn off the t.v.'"

I worked in a couple of restaurants during college, and learned two universal truths about any bar business during that time: 1. never discuss politics 2. never discuss religion.

If this scene were to actually transpire, the tube would be tuned to a sporting event.

August 5, 2010 at 9:16 a.m.

Since when is alcohol available on voting day? It has been banned for years due to Democrats buying votes for cheap alcohol. But then, Democrats have become irrelevent in Tennessee, haven't they?

August 5, 2010 at 10:38 a.m.
hambone said...

Talk about buying votes with cheap whiskey. Bookie was a democrat too!!

August 5, 2010 at 12:46 p.m.
queeni said...

If you hate it so much why don't you run for something? Put up or shut up! Or maybe, if you like we could see about having a fundraiser for you to move somewhere perhaps a little more to your liking. I'm sure the Iranians or North Koreans would mind having a new neighbor.

August 5, 2010 at 1:28 p.m.
princehal said...

I'm assuming that the people complaining about the cartoon:

  1. Haven't noticed the quality of the people running or that there aren't many candidates.
  2. Haven't seen some of the people going to polls.
  3. Haven't seen a father instruct 3 of his voting-aged children which republican candidate they have to vote for (probably an isolated incident, but still presented for your consideration as Exhibit A).

So, that covers corruption, lack of education on the issues and who is running, and some general flaws of the system.

Also, I've learned over the years:

  1. You can't argue with crazy.
  2. You can't teach crazy.

It seems like the ones that have posted mini diatribes are of the same mold of invectives (used as a noun here)that cried "freedom ain't free" after 09/11/01. Generally, it seems like people from this fold are those who are too stubborn to take anyone else's opinion into consideration.

August 5, 2010 at 2:38 p.m.
dtsDadof6 said...

It's funny how these Democrats are gearing up against Robin by calling her a 'political hack' and such. Funny … not too many political hacks were previously nurses in the transplant wing of a major university hospital (UAB) as Robin was! Simply laughable.

August 5, 2010 at 7:04 p.m.
hambone said...

She WAS a nurse, now she's a political HACK!!

August 5, 2010 at 8:44 p.m.
ITguy said...

Looks like Zack will be unemployed in January. I wonder how he feel about extending those benifits now.

August 5, 2010 at 9:35 p.m.
dss said...

This used to be an excellent place for thoughtful discussion and debate. Obviously, it no longer is.

So long.

August 5, 2010 at 11:45 p.m.
dss said...

I rest my case.

August 6, 2010 at 12:06 a.m.
acerigger said...

dewey,thanx 4 the links to some great music.something to occupy while waiting for any cogent response or rebuttal to your inquiries.what i'd like to know is how do they get all of todays "popular country artists" to sound just alike?

August 6, 2010 at 5:10 a.m.
moonpie said...

Election results from yesterday showed that Republican candidates who run hard to the right are not the most desirable within their party.

Of course, the Republican candidates should now have an easier time in the General Election.

August 6, 2010 at 7:44 a.m.
Oz said...

Election results also showed the unions, in Chattanooga, can't buy a County Commission seat.

August 6, 2010 at 9:19 p.m.
Oz said...

dewey...It must be hard living such a bitter life. Have you tried counseling or Prozac? The stress of such bitterness will take a toll on your body. High blood pressure, heart problems, etc.

August 6, 2010 at 10:55 p.m.
Oz said...

dewey...It's obvious you don't have any friends. You have to share your music interests with an opinion cartoon board because you have no friends to share your music with. Would you like for us all to share music with you and make you feel wanted and loved?

August 6, 2010 at 11:03 p.m.
Oz said...
August 6, 2010 at 11:46 p.m.
patrickd said...

dewey60, there's a reason your posts are being deleted. If you continue, your account will be frozen.

August 6, 2010 at 11:49 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

Thank God, patrickd, thank God.

August 7, 2010 at 12:38 a.m.
SavartiTN said...

Here's how Dewey posts make me feel...

August 7, 2010 at 12:45 a.m.
acerigger said...

make 'em squall,dewey.i may not be your "friend",but i appreciate where you're coming

August 7, 2010 at 7:45 a.m.
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