published Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

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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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AndrewLohr said...

Ha. Three different expressions. But Mr Potter was a liberal--he wanted to run everything. He just didn't call it government.

December 22, 2010 at 12:18 a.m.
DigTheFig said...

Nicely said Andrew. Bennett doesn't have a clue.

December 22, 2010 at 1:12 a.m.
blackwater48 said...

Wrong again Andrew. Puzzling, but still very wrong.

Mr. Potter didn't want to run everything. That would require hard work. Real toil, real sweat, real strife.

No, Mr. Potter wanted to CONTROL everything and eliminate the competition. He sat in his office like a spider spinning his web and expanding his fortune. The last holdout was the Bailey Building and Loan, the last place in town you could turn to that wasn't controlled by Potter.

Then Clarence and George discover Bedford Falls is now called Pottersville.

Being the richest man in town wasn't good enough for Mr. Potter. He wanted more, More, MORE! He wanted to build his wealth at the expense of people who work hard and play by the rules. He wanted to expand his empire on the backs of the middle class.

Obviously Mr. Potter was a Republican!

December 22, 2010 at 1:16 a.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Hmmm . . . Wiki says Potter was a heartless slumlord.

He was the majority shareholder in the Building and Loan and tried to persuade the board of directors to stop providing home loans for the working poor.

Good heavens . . . surely, the Republicans are not trying to do a remake of this movie in real life?

December 22, 2010 at 1:32 a.m.
alprova said...

George Bailey orally argued: "Just a minute -- just a minute. Now, hold on, Mr. Potter. You're right when you say my father was no businessman. I know that. Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I'll never know.

But neither you nor anyone else can say anything against his character, because his whole life was -- why, in the twenty-five years since he and Uncle Billy started this thing, he never once thought of himself. Isn't that right, Uncle Billy?

He didn't save enough money to send Harry to school, let alone me. But he did help a few people get out of your slums, Mr. Potter, and what's wrong with that?

Why -- here, you're all businessmen here. Doesn't it make them better citizens? Doesn't it make them better customers? You -- you said -- what'd you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they're so old and broken down that they...Do you know how long it takes a working man to save five thousand dollars?

Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about -- they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so.

People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well, in my book he died a much richer man than you'll ever be."

December 22, 2010 at 3:32 a.m.
alprova said...

George Bailey, in the midst of a run on banking deposits at the Bailey Building and Loan, said:

"Now wait -- now listen --now listen to me! I beg of you not to do this thing! If Potter gets hold of this Building and Loan, there'll never be another decent house built in this town!

He's already got charge of the bank. He's got the bus line. He got the department stores. And now he's after us. Why? Well, it's very simple. Because we're cutting in on his business, that's why.

And because he wants to keep you living in his slums and paying the kind of rent he decides. Joe, you had one of those Potter houses, didn't you? Well, have you forgotten? Have you forgotten what he charged you for that broken-down shack?

Here, Ed -- You know, you remember last year when things weren't going so well, and you couldn't make your payments? You didn't lose your house, did you? Do you think Potter would have let you keep it? Can't you understand what's happening here? Don't you see what's happening?

Potter isn't selling. Potter's buying! And why? Because we're panicking and he's not. That's why. He's picking up some bargains. Now, we can get through this thing all right. We've got to stick together, though. We've got to have faith in each other."

December 22, 2010 at 3:41 a.m.
alprova said...

George Bailey looked at Mr. Potter and stated with confidence:

", now wait a minute, here! I don't have to talk to anybody! I know right now, and the answer is no! NO! Doggone it! You sit around here and you spin your little webs and you think the whole world revolves around you and your money. Well, it doesn't, Mr. Potter! In the whole vast configuration of things, I'd say you were nothing but a scurvy little spider."


Ah, if only real life were as it was in the movies.

God Bless you Jimmy Stewart and may you rest in peace.

The movie may have flopped in the theaters, but it lives on forever and has become a classic that will never die, at least not in my home for as long as I shall live.

December 22, 2010 at 3:52 a.m.
woody said...

Nice post there Al...

The only thing I could possibly ad, of any relevance, would be to surmise that anyone who would "pull" for Mr. Potter would also repossess "Tiny Tim's" crutch.

Ooooh, I just got a cold shudder out of that one.

It is a wonderful life, Woody

December 22, 2010 at 6:12 a.m.
Francis said...

another party good, republican party bad

that's right, blackwater...liberals want to control everything...the internet, how much you make, what you own, how much you can keep, what you eat, what you can't eat, what you say, what you don't say, what you can buy, what you can't buy.......the last two years illustrate that clearly......

profits by government good-profits by private sector bad...etc..

"we can't just leave it up to the parents"..-michelle obama

that quote sums up the liberal mindset pretty well..

December 22, 2010 at 8:49 a.m.
chattyjill said...

Francis, may all your toys be laced with cadmium and painted with lead this Christmas and may all your food make you sick and fat.

December 22, 2010 at 8:59 a.m.
blackwater48 said...

Al wrote, "God Bless you Jimmy Stewart and may you rest in peace."

I second that with an 'Amen,' although I have to point out that Franks Capra produced, financed, directed and co-wrote the film. He also directed Stewart in 1939 in the classic "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington."

The movie was made in 1946 and was Stewart's first film after returning from World War II. He wasn't touring in USO shows and selling war bonds. Stewart was the first movie star to enlist, joining a year before Pearl Harbor was bombed. He earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Croix de Guerre and 7 battle stars. He retired in 1959 as as a brigadier general in the Air Force Reserve.

Anyway, at the end Harry Bailey flies back in a snow storm because he heard George was in trouble. He enters the crowded living room, lifts his glass, and says, "To my big brother George. The richest man in town."

I get choked up every time. Heck, I just got choked up WRITING it!

"It's A Wonderful Life" has long been a Christmas tradition in our home.

December 22, 2010 at 9:23 a.m.
woody said...

It appears we have also heard from the "Grinch who Stole Christmas." Maybe it's my fault for failing to mention him earlier.

I'll leave it to your collective imaginations as to whom I was speaking of..unless the guilty party wishes to step forward.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Woody

December 22, 2010 at 9:25 a.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Woody said: “Anyone who would "pull" for Mr. Potter would also repossess "Tiny Tim's" crutch.”

Welcome back, Woody. . . I don’t know what happened to Tiny Tim’s crutch, but I read in the news that a bank did break in and wrongfully repossess the ashes of a widow’s husband:

“When Mimi Ash arrived at her mountain chalet . . . she discovered that someone had broken into the home and changed the locks.

When she finally got into the house, it was empty. All of her possessions were gone: furniture, her son’s ski medals, winter clothes and family photos. Also missing was a wooden box, its top inscribed with the words “Together Forever,” that contained the ashes of her late husband, Robert.

The culprit, Ms. Ash soon learned, was not a burglar but her bank. According to a federal lawsuit filed in October by Ms. Ash, Bank of America had wrongfully foreclosed on her house and thrown out her belongings, without alerting Ms. Ash beforehand.’’
[Banks Accused of Illegally Breaking into Homes- Andrew Martin]

December 22, 2010 at 9:37 a.m.
hambone said...

Don't Feed The Troll!

December 22, 2010 at 9:50 a.m.
blackwater48 said...

Francis Scrooge wrote, "that's right, blackwater...liberals want to control everything...the last two years illustrate that clearly......"

What you see as control I see as consumer protection. The Real Estate collapse and Wall Street's implosion illustrate that clearly.

Is it too much to ask for clean drinking water? Fresh air to breath? Why should we risk losing everything when we put our money in 'safe' investments?

Why should we have our health care regulated by insurance companies who put profits ahead of treatment?

Remove consumer protection and corporate regulation and you'll unleash the modern day Potters of our great free market economy. Don't you think somebody should have been paying closer attention to Bernie Madoff? Do you think he was the only one?

Our economy is driven by consumers. Not bankers, not derivative speculators, not Wall Street investors, and certainly not billionaires. While it's true that a poor person never hired anyone, it's also true that a poor person isn't much of a consumer.

Francis, you have to ask yourself, "How's that trickle down workin' fer ya?"

December 22, 2010 at 9:50 a.m.
alprova said...

If Mr. Potter were a real person, Bank of America would be the institution he would have founded.

December 22, 2010 at 10:12 a.m.
mmlj said...

"God Bless you Jimmy Stewart and may you rest in peace."

Even though he was a staunch Republican who outwardly supported...gasp, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan?

Clay, it seems that it's difficult to make a point without putting someone else down. That goes for your cartoons and most of our discussion on here. Kind of sad.

December 22, 2010 at 11:17 a.m.
mountainlaurel said...

This was a caring and thoughtful act:

"Cold rain fell from a gray sky as nearly 200 people gathered Tuesday at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen to remember the 23 homeless people who died here this year. . .

. . . Coughs reverberated through the room during the ceremony. Some attendees talked about sore hips that resulted from constant standing and walking.

Some people have said homelessness is not a problem, said Charles Hughes, the Community Kitchen's executive director. But the sobering reality is that people are homeless and it takes a toll on people to live in the elements from day to day, he said.

Ron Fender, an Episcopal monk who works at the kitchen, called the names of the people who had been helped by the Community Kitchen but died this year.

Community Kitchen case manager LaDonna Guffy rang a bell after each name, then people in the audience chanted, "We will remember you."

[TFP - Community Kitchen Remembers 23 Homeless People who have died in Chattanooga - Yolanda Putman]

December 22, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.
rolando said...

How about all the other people who died here this year? Evidently they don't rate a Remembrance Send-off...

December 22, 2010 at 12:55 p.m.
BobMKE said...

francis said it all. We have Clay and a lot of posters on here who paint everything and everyone with a broad brush. It's our way or the highway. Both parties have elected people that have good ideas that could move our Country forward. They can only do that IF they put their Country before their political party. It's called compromise. The vast majority of our elected people respect each other, not like a lot of posters on this site.

When we post we should all defend our position with respect given to the others who disagree with us.

December 22, 2010 at 1:16 p.m.
alprova said...

Rolando whined: "How about all the other people who died here this year? Evidently they don't rate a Remembrance Send-off..."

The 23 people who were remembered yesterday by the Chattanooga Community Kitchen probably didn't have anyone to offer remembrances about them. Had that been the case, maybe they would not have been homeless.

Who do you want to remember, Mr. Potter?

December 22, 2010 at 1:19 p.m.
woody said...

Thank you..Mountainlaurel..we had a great visit, but it's truly better to be back home.

I'm thinking that if enough people 'kicked up a fuss' about the scenario you wrote about that bank might actually discover 'who needs who more'!! Just off the top of my head I'm thinking someone there left early before the lecture on "How to Win Friends and Influence People." Go figure.

And..Rolando..what can I say?? I had a grandchild (now grown up and a whole lot more fun to be around) who used to spend more of his time bemoaning that which he didn't get for Christmas et al, rather than giving thanks for and enjoying that which he did receive.

Your last comment, pertaining to those who were recently remembered, put me in mind of those Christmases of long ago. What a shame...

I'll have a blue Christmas without you, Woody

December 22, 2010 at 1:33 p.m.
alprova said...

mmlj inquired: "Even though he was a staunch Republican who outwardly supported...gasp, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan?"

Quite frankly, it makes no matter to me what his political leanings were.

"Clay, it seems that it's difficult to make a point without putting someone else down. That goes for your cartoons and most of our discussion on here. Kind of sad."

Would you like to call you a waaaaahhmulance?

Mr. Potter was a fictional character, even if Lionel Barrymore did portray the many people with similar mindsets, so realistically.

Remember, a fox knows with one sniff if he has found his own lair. Something tells me that there are more than a couple of people with guilty consciences floating about.

December 22, 2010 at 1:34 p.m.
alprova said...

Woody wrote: "I'll have a blue Christmas without you..."

I'm getting ready for that White Christmas that is in the forecast. I hope we get a foot.

I've lost three weeks work this month, due to a rather stubborn case of pneumonia. I spent a few days in the hospital. Hopefully, I've got it beat.

I'm in the Christmas spirit and the snow on Christmas day is going to make it all worth it, even if I am broke at the moment.

December 22, 2010 at 1:51 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

Thanks for the It's A Wonderful Life posts, alprova. Looks like Clay knew what he was doing.

December 22, 2010 at 2:05 p.m.
alprova said...

blackwater48 wrote: "While it's true that a poor person never hired anyone, it's also true that a poor person isn't much of a consumer."

People have written that many times, but I have been hired by several poor people over the years.

Early last year, I was hired by a couple who were engaged in show business. They were just about as poor as one can get. They were pouring their heart and soul into a production that was very family friendly and entertaining, but tourism was way off in Chattanooga at the time, so despite all efforts to draw interest in the show by all interested parties, and despite all efforts that usually work well, they folded last summer after a year and a half.

I've worked for and with people in the start-up phases of several businesses, on shoe-string budgets many times over the years. Some paid off and some did not.

When I began my own business ventures, I bankrupted one time in the early 80's, before I got it right.

People have come to this country with nothing more than the clothes on their backs and have done rather well for themselves because they had the skills and determination to build a business.

It's one of the reasons why I consistently seek to do business with Mom & Pop establishments over any of the corporate biggies.

I know well who appreciates my business and who is happy to see me enter their businesses. And these days, that appreciation is even more apparent when I enter those doors.

December 22, 2010 at 2:17 p.m.
Reardon said...

Here's a libertarian, free-market analysis of It's a Wonderful Life.

Scroll down about half-way to read it.

December 22, 2010 at 2:46 p.m.
Clara said...

Al, Glad you're back! You too, Woody.

Gol durn! Sniff! Some of the posts here had ME teary and the rest I could ignore. I will not FTT.

Now about Wikileaks and B. Manning...where is he? What's happening to him? I know, I know! Off topic. Since I'm so pitiful and only have dial up, I'm a bit slow at keeping up.

December 22, 2010 at 3 p.m.
wallyworld said...

Clara, this is from Guardian/UK website 12/10:

Manning, who was arrested seven months ago, is being held at a military base in Virginia and faces a court martial and up to 52 years in prison for his alleged role in copying the cables.

His friends and supporters also claim they have been the target of extra-judicial harassment, intimidation and outright bribery by US government agents.

According to David House, a computer researcher from Boston who visits Manning twice a month, he is starting to deteriorate. "Over the last few weeks I have noticed a steady decline in his mental and physical wellbeing," he said. "His prolonged confinement in a solitary holding cell is unquestionably taking its toll on his intellect; his inability to exercise due to (prison) regulations has affected his physical appearance in a manner that suggests physical weakness."

December 22, 2010 at 3:15 p.m.
Clara said...

Wally, Thank you!!!!!

Seven months in solitary? I might break down after a month or less.

Hey! He's qualified to stay with me. It's VERY solitary around here.

How do you get legislators to put pressure on the Army to set him free...stop the brainwashing. The deed is done, the public knows, and I bet the VAST majority welcome what he did. We have a right to know what he disclosed!

"If you do it to one, you probably will do it to many more." This is what happened in Germany! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now, to get back to "It's a Wonderful Life". I haven't seen it for years and cannot make an adult assessment of it now. I do remember bits and pieces and found it very moving. But then...I'm "Pathetic".


December 22, 2010 at 3:51 p.m.
mmlj said...

A wahhhmulance? Lame.

December 22, 2010 at 4:10 p.m.
acerigger said...

Speaking of banks, it's been confirmed that wikileaks is set to release "a ton" of insider,Enron style info on Bank of America. Anyone who is currently doing business with them(BofA) needs to be very careful with their money. yer welcome

December 22, 2010 at 4:11 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

The troll makes me miss canary...did I just say that?!

December 22, 2010 at 7:25 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

I dunno-it's hard to pick between Francis and canary, although I found canary's religion-soaked ranting to be rather amusing. AND canary managed to target me personally with derogatory terms. I know it's sick and twisted (and I am according to some quite sick and twisted) I enjoyed the negative personal attention. Like picking at a scab, it was.

December 22, 2010 at 7:36 p.m.
moonpie said...

Ah, but Mr. Potter did get his tax break! Just goes to show that whether you're at the the top or the bottom, others can never give you enough to make you happy.

December 22, 2010 at 8:18 p.m.
moonpie said...

Go Purdue!!!! (That reference was directed to one poster in particularl.... The intended will understand.)

I like Francis more than canary. Francis is civil in 1 of 6 posts. Canary was civil 1 in 12.

(I just made those numbers up, but they seem about right.) Both rant and rave. Neither actually engage in debate. And they may be the same person. But the Francis persona has traces of logic, at times.

December 22, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.
Clara said...

I'VE got Tiny Tim's crutch, and I'll whack somebody good with it, if they try to take it away from me! C:-)

December 22, 2010 at 8:43 p.m.
hotdiggity said...

BobMKE | On: December 22, 2010 at 1:16 p.m.

"Both parties have elected people that have good ideas that could move our Country forward. They can only do that IF they put their Country before their political party. It's called compromise."

You might want to ask the new Speaker what he thinks about "compromise".

December 22, 2010 at 11:32 p.m.
acerigger said...

Yeah Clara,between several states and people filing fraud claims,wikileaks' damaging (who knows) info, and "anonymous" gunning for them, I'll bet there are some tight sphincters over at BofA right now! jes watch yer assets.

December 23, 2010 at 12:37 a.m.
acerigger said...

just read,via Bloomberg, that Italy has frozen BofA's assets! they're putting the crooked bankers ON TRIAL! It makes the U.S. Gov. look bad,huh?

December 23, 2010 at 1:38 a.m.
woody said...

As I sit here and remember moments in my life I realize George Bailey and I have a few things in common. As children we both dreamed of growing up, leaving our respective homes, meeting people, doing wondermous (a word from my youth) things and becoming "somebody."

Well, in my case, I did leave my home, traveled far and wide, met a myriad of folk (good, bad and indifferent), married and divorced several times before finding "the Right One", who helped me realize I had always been "somebody."

And, alas, worked for far too many "Mr Potters" or "Mr. Scrooges" (before his epiphany), but managed to maintain my George Bailey-esque naivete' throughout. Ergo, I never got rich while making a 'kazillion' friends and the "love of my Life."

It really is a wonderful life..if you can stay the course and be true to yourself. That last part is essential.

I'll be home for Christmas, Woody

December 23, 2010 at 6:47 a.m.
blackwater48 said...

Great post, Woody.

Christmas is the one time of the year when people allow themselves to embrace love and hope.

So, Merry Christmas Woody, and Merry Christmas to everyone! May all your dreams come true.

December 23, 2010 at 9:28 a.m.
pmcauley said...

chattyjill said:

"Francis, may all your toys be laced with cadmium and painted with lead this Christmas and may all your food make you sick and fat."

WOW that was harsh. 9.9 times out of 10 I disagree with him but wishing him ill, not cool.

Merry Christmas all

(or put another way: "...Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all;")

December 23, 2010 at 10:11 a.m.
sd said...

I don't mean to bring the thread down, but I've resigned myself to the fact that something unfortunate may have happened to canary. I hope she simply grew tired of our "venom and bile" and is occupying herself elsewhere, but she's elderly AND she's pissed off all the time, which is a pretty strong recipe for a stroke or heart attack. She was a tough old bird who stood up for what she believed in and meant what she said. She wasn't a pot-stirrer, she just had really strong and inflexible opinions. Kinda miss 'er, I do. Can't say I miss the logical fallacies, which always made my head explode, but I miss the genuine fightin' spirit.

December 23, 2010 at 10:43 a.m.
carlB said...

Username: sd | On: December 23, 2010 at 10:43 a.m.

Well, there are things that we can do without.

December 23, 2010 at 11:52 a.m.
carlB said...

I hope everybody has a Merry Christmas!

I went to Alabama last week and there in the Florence news paper was Mr. Bennett's drawing of the "Wish Bone." Congratulations.

December 23, 2010 at noon
hambone said...

If something bad has happened to Ol' Big Bird, I'm sure it will not be long before we have someone posting as "GhostofCanary"

December 23, 2010 at 12:22 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

Merry Christmas to all and especially to you, canary, wherever you are!

December 23, 2010 at 8:51 p.m.
Clara said...

I may not have a chance before whatever you choose to celebrate, so I'll wish you all a very happy, safe, sane, peaceful, enlighening, spiritual event.

May you enjoy many more!

December 23, 2010 at 9:51 p.m.
woody said...

Well, it looks as though, I may be the first to wish everyone here a Happy Christmas Eve 2010. However, to switch things up somewhat, what do you say to a day full of talking about your favorite "Christmas Classic?"

Everyone should have one, and since I am alsready in the mood, I'll start...

I love Dicken's "A Christmas Carol." Not just the orginal, but all of the remakes as well. Granted the Albert Finney, musical, version in the early 70s is lower on the totem pole than the rest, but it had its moments too.

And, truth be known, the 1952 rendition starring Alistair Sim is my all-time favorite. My apologies to all of the many other actors who were lucky enough to play "Mr. Scrooge", you did credible jobs, but Sim will always be "Scrooge" to me.

Santa Claus is coming to town, Woody

December 24, 2010 at 6:38 a.m.
rolando said...

Good Lord, savarti, you got a thumbs-down on that last.

Somebody out there certainly holds a grudge -- I suspect they would pour water on a drowning [wo]man, given half a chance.

Canary left simply because he got tired of pouring sand down a rat hole here. Me, too...that and the TFP's childish censoring of posts.

I cruise by on occasion just to count the goldstars and check to see the ratio of high scorers/low scorers...I always root for the [conservative] underdogs.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, SavartiTN, and God Bless.

You, too, moonpie.

December 24, 2010 at 8:50 a.m.
samplegirl said...

Dear Clay, Congratulations on the front cover of funny times. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for keeping it real daily! Sometimes there is not much to laugh about other than your daily cartoon. I am ever greatful for your keen humor day to day and also keeping the Republicans blood pressure in constant state of monitoring!

December 24, 2010 at 8:51 a.m.
fairmon said...

Clay, You certainly have a knack for "ringing peoples chime" and generating discussion even though some of it is frighteningly illogical and doesn't recognize reality. Some are convinced that one party or the other can and will solve the nations problems. Neither party has enough members with the ability and wherewithal to address the root cause. Let's hope we survive much smarter following the significant emotional event of a crash and re-invention. I must be sick, I enjoy the post and bantering among those supporting a party line.

                MERRY CHRISTMAS
December 24, 2010 at 9 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Happy Winter Holiday to everyone, whatever tradition you follow. May it be filled with joy, friends, family and good food and drink. Be safe and come back to debate ideas again.

December 24, 2010 at 10:13 a.m.
SavartiTN said...

Thanks, Rolando. I wish you and yours the best for the hollidays and upcoming year. I look forward to more great dialog.

December 25, 2010 at 2:29 a.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

I guess I wasted my time stopping by today! I think we already knew that little man clay is obsessed with robotically repeating the Republican is evil mantra.

Wonder if he will ever get bored with that... I know he is boring me to tears.

December 25, 2010 at 3:58 p.m.
whatsnottaken said...

Just another Bennett. Times Free Press, do you have any other editorial cartoonists with variety for 2011? This guy is too predictable. He says the same thing over and over. He's B-O-R-I-N-G.

December 25, 2010 at 7:19 p.m.
rolando said...

This thread -- and Clay's art -- will slowly disappear for those reasons contained in the last two postings. But this is, after all, a Liberal newspaper and forum.

Continual personal attacks [shooting the messenger] against those with an opposing viewpoint gives them no credible reason to regularly return.

So, let this thread become more of a Liberal Mutual Admiration Society then it already is.

There are always the "editorials" under the "Free Press" Division here [identified in the URL. The ones in the "Times" Division contain only rhetoric and Hail Oh-bah-mah drivel.

December 25, 2010 at 7:59 p.m.
hotdiggity said...

For the Clay hating bashers, here is something you can identify with...

Oh, and orlando, funny how you decry "Continual personal attacks [shooting the messenger] against those with an opposing viewpoint" while constantly bashing Clay.

Kinda seems hypocritical, ya think?

December 25, 2010 at 8:35 p.m.
acerigger said...


December 25, 2010 at 8:37 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

clay has trapped himself in such a clichéd, narrow view of the world that the poor guy consistently deprives himself of all of the best potential material. Liberals insist on trying to categorize themselves as open minded free thinkers but as we can all see from clay’s work but they are the antithesis of what they would like us to believe.

If clay would open his mind a little maybe we could find something funny or thought provoking on these pages with some regularity.

I wonder if clay will have anything in the next few days to share about Ohbama using the EPA to go around Congress. Probably not, because he worships Ohbama and could never call him out even when he is trying to escape checks and balances and rule rather than govern.

The ends justify the means

December 25, 2010 at 10:08 p.m.
rolando said...

Unlike the girlie-men attackers out there, hotdog-ity, I only respond in kind. Attack me personally...get one back...sometimes with just a little bit extra.

And, ME? Actually looking at something from the huffington ditz? You have got to be joking...

I have often criticized Clay for his choice of subjects but NEVER his artistic abilities.

December 26, 2010 at 8:22 a.m.
rolando said...

That is Maobama's style of government, BigRidge...tyranny. Win by having others fight your fight and blame them when it inevitably fails.

It is time to begin de-funding the EPA's more egregious, hair-brained, dictatorial efforts.

December 26, 2010 at 8:28 a.m.
hotdiggity said...

Rolando says, "And, ME? Actually looking at something from the huffington ditz? You have got to be joking..."

OK rolando, so you won't feel befouled by looking at the video on Huff Post...


December 26, 2010 at 10:27 a.m.
rolando said...

Thanks, hotdiggity, but no thanks. I foresee no enjoyment is much too short.

Happy New Year, mate.

December 27, 2010 at 7:42 a.m.
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