published Sunday, February 21st, 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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JohnnyRingo said...

Funny Clay. I'd take away her cable TV privileges until she promised to restrict herself to iCarly, but then again at least she has an excuse for her childish behavior when things don't go her way.

February 21, 2010 at 5:24 a.m.
alprova said...

For those who may not have stumbled upon this video...

February 21, 2010 at 7:54 a.m.
woody said...

Beauty, like so many other things, may be in the eye of the beholder, and only skin deep. However, ugly, obstinance and, it would appear, resolve usually go 'clean' to the bone.

I have no problems with, nor hold anything against, people with a valid gripe or complaint concerning anything and everything from the presidency on down. As long as those same people are willing to listen to and deal with any other views, which may differ from their own, in a respectful manner. However that has not been my experience with those I've encountered associated with "The Tea Party" movement. They usually are rather sullen-looking, morose (for the most part)and loud. And the more others may attempt to explain what 'they' may not want to understand, the louder they become.

A whole lot of energy expended on nothing more than discontent. And when it's all over I would assume they go back to their respective rooms and look pretty much like our once-vibrant little child in today's depiction.

Enjoying my bagel and "English Toffee" coffee, Woody

February 21, 2010 at 7:56 a.m.
VisaDiva said...

alprova - loved the video although I did get a bit sick to my stomach while watching it. My favorite comment about Sarah Palin was a guy who said he liked her because her husband was a "man's man." That would sure make me vote for her!

Looks like the kid may have stolen those signs from the real Tea Baggers. Isn't the birth thing settled YET? Come on!

February 21, 2010 at 8:42 a.m.
rolando said...

It's about as settled as that "global warming" thing, Visa...

February 21, 2010 at 8:55 a.m.
Oz said...

It's easy to pick a few people in a crowd and allow them to speak for the whole group.

If Liberals were in charge of the Olympics, they would be redistributing all of the points and everyone would get a Gold Medal. Instead of playing the nation anthem of the winning country, they would be singing We Are The World.

Could you imagine having to watch it?

February 21, 2010 at 10:07 a.m.
anonymight said...

Do you guys think these tea party types are smart enough to vote? Should they have a voice in our government? Maybe they should just be content with being governed by the progressives. Maybe they should surrender their independence and just sit down, live off the public dole and submit to your collective authority. You guys know better than they do. You are smarter. You are wiser. You are kinder. They should really just appreciate the opportunity to be in your presence. Really they are just the waste of human potential. Poor discontented, morose, bitter peons who cling to their religion and their guns. You guys have really woke me up. I want to be an elite. I'm washing my hands with the idiots. Where do I sign up to be better than everybody else?

February 21, 2010 at 6:58 p.m.
alprova said...

Oz, unlike the video produced at the Gaylord Hotel in Nashville, during the Tea-Party convention, the video you linked to was made and produced by John Ziegler as a prequel to his work of fiction called "Media Malpractice," which would have been more aptly titled "The Second Coming of Sarah Palin - Edited To The Freaking Hilt"

That YouTube uploaded video lacks any credibility as to exactly where these interviews took place, and when.

Ignorance and outright stupidity has no limitation, nor is it confined to one political party. That aside, why was President Obama elected?

People, regardless of their level of ignorance, showed up on November 4, 2008 to vote for the man. They, like many of the people who post in this forum on a regular basis, consider the man who is elected to that office to be the person who will work for their interests, or who is to blamed for anything and everything of a negative nature if it pertains to Americans.

If keen knowledge of other politicians were all that important, then why have Anti-Obamans worked so relentlessly to dispense their unsupported opinions and outright lies, who by the way are STILL attempting to do so 15 months after he was elected?

Could it be that they are beside themselves because even the most ignorant of Americans now have reason to believe that it is indeed important for them to cast their vote?

Blame the Democrats. Blame the African-Americans of this nation. Blame Acorn. Blame Obama himself for being so darn charismatic. And lets for sure not leave the media out of this -- It has to be their fault that Sarah Palin was "victimized and that Obama was "protected."

It could never be that people are no longer so easily manipulated.

Sarah Palin couldn't even draw more than 7% of support in the Straw Poll taken during the CPAC convention this past week. Ron Paul seems to be the man that Conservatives feel best represents their interests, based on the 31% vote of support that he received. Mitt Romney drew 22%.

But all was not lost. Beck and Rush Limbaugh received a nod of 70% approval by those in attendance, but neither seem to be interested in running for office. Who can blame them either. They are paid millions of dollars each year to lie, entertain, and to brainwash.

Maybe it's time that those of you who consider yourself to be conservative, start realizing that Obama and the Democrats are not the problem.

If all of you were walking around in a two day blizzard, you couldn't be more lost than you are at the moment. The sad fact of the matter is that no one is launching a search party to help you find your way home either.

February 21, 2010 at 7:29 p.m.
alprova said...

Anonymight wrote: "Do you guys think these tea party types are smart enough to vote?"

Oh, I'm sure they can find their way to the polls.

"Should they have a voice in our government?"

Everyone deserves to offer their input, as misguided as it may be. Of course, that does not mean that many people at all have to consider them worth listening to.

"Maybe they should just be content with being governed by the progressives. Maybe they should surrender their independence and just sit down, live off the public dole and submit to your collective authority."

Not that anyone can define what a "progressive" is, I don't see where anyone is currently threatening anyone's independence. I'd love to be shown any example that "progressives" work at all to take away anyone's independence, under any criteria.

"You guys know better than they do. You are smarter. You are wiser. You are kinder."

Thank you.

February 21, 2010 at 7:46 p.m.
Oz said...

If all of you were walking around in a two day blizzard, you couldn't be more lost than you are at the moment. The sad fact of the matter is that no one is launching a search party to help you find your way home either.

The Democrats seem to have the same problem. They had the majority for a year and couldn't get their agenda passed.

I believe the Republicans and Democrats both will weed out the progressives.

February 21, 2010 at 7:50 p.m.
alprova said...

VisaDiva wrote: "My favorite comment about Sarah Palin was a guy who said he liked her because her husband was a "man's man." That would sure make me vote for her!"

You know, I've watched that video about six times, and every time it comes to that particular comment, I cringe for some reason. Calling someone a "man's man" is not exactly a common phrase used in the year 2010, unless....

February 21, 2010 at 7:52 p.m.
alprova said...

Rolando wrote: "It's [referring to the birther issue] about as settled as that "global warming" thing, Visa."

Here is a perfect opportunity for you to demonstrate how truly informed you think you are Rolando. I don't expect you to actually respond with anything intelligent, but we'll give it a shot anyway.

Regarding this stupendous claim that President Obama was not born in the United States, let's see if you can answer one simple question.

People have and continue to claim that the published birth certificate is a work of art, despite all evidence to the contrary. Dozens of people, some in high positions of Governmental service, such as the current Director of Hawaii's Department of Health, Chiyome Fukino as well as the Registrar of Vital Statistics, Alvin Onaka, have both stated categorically on camera and have certified in writing, that the President was born in Hawaii and that the birth certificate submitted online is genuine proof of his live birth in Hawaii.

Not one Conservative Judge, throughout all of this great nation, has been found who will entertain a hearing on the matter. The "Grandmother," who allegedly told Jerome Corsi that the President was born in Kenya, has never been produced.

Now my question to you has nothing at all to do with any of the above. You can disregard all of it. To logical people, the above is enough proof, and then some.

Can you explain why the Department of Health in Honolulu, Hawaii would report his birth among others reported in weekly announcements of live births, based strictly on the issuance of birth certificates, in two separate newspapers, on August 13, 1961, and approximately 46 years before Senator Barack Obama filed papers to run for the elected position as President of the United States of America?

Click on the articles twice to see the ads up close.

In light of all that exists that has been offered to clear the birther issue off the books, including 48 year old newspaper archives, you are nothing short of a complete idiot and a believer of the most outlandish conspiracy ever perpetrated in the history of mankind, if you think that the man was born anywhere in this world but in the [eventual] State of Hawaii.

February 21, 2010 at 9:17 p.m.
hotdiggity said...

Alprova- Video, too funny. Those people actually paid $500 for that? Hmmm, whats that saying about having more money than sense? Of course we should not forget this one...

Or this,

February 21, 2010 at 9:19 p.m.
Clara said...

I took about 4 hours to download the two URLs posted by Alprova and Oz. I took a nap, read, missed church, did a load of laundry, and did a few other necessary things so it wasn't a complete waste of time.

What a transparent attempt to sway the public.

I'm not the smartest person around, but that was deplorable, reprehensible, and funny.

As I state some months ago, these efforts definitly move me somewhat to the left, though I try to resist.

What I'd like to do is find someway to sit next to Sibelius,(Sp.)and offer my comments in her ear on the proceedings.

I am for Universal Coverage!

February 21, 2010 at 9:23 p.m.
rolando said...

Yet they lied, and lied, and lied again, then faked their data, alp. Too hard to find out why, is it? Ever wonder why the guy said the globe hasn't warmed in 15 years? Must have been shoddy work, huh?

Just had to jump in there, huh? What, the DNC pay you by the word or something?

February 21, 2010 at 9:40 p.m.
Clara said...

I'm sorry hotdiggity!

It's after 9:30pm and I don't think I can handle any more of what these clips are handing out.

Perhaps I'll go to the library and download the stuff more quickly tomorrow.

I'm sure they're just as inane as the other two.

Also, Clay, I made a bet with myself that you'd do a certain cartoon on a recent issue, and I'm so glad I lost!

February 21, 2010 at 9:43 p.m.
alprova said...

Rolando asked: "Just had to jump in there, huh?"

I consider it my duty and honor as an American to stamp out ignorance whenever and wherever it rears it's ugly head.

"What, the DNC pay you by the word or something?"

I'm paid as much by the DNC for my posts as you are by the RNC for dumping refuse in this forum while holding your nose when you do it. It's a sad state of affairs when a person knows he is posting crap, but continues to do so despite the smell.

Ya' just couldn't answer the question, could ya'?

February 21, 2010 at 10:12 p.m.
hotdiggity said...

Clara, you would be correct. One sign in the Kool Aid, uhh, I mean Tea Bag crowd said, "Keep Your Hands Off My Medicare". This sign while participating in a protest against another social program, health care. Too funny. Have a good evening.

February 21, 2010 at 10:52 p.m.
BobMKE said...


Progressive, Socialist, Liberal, Clay's "I'm a Social Democrat" moniker, Statist, all want more people in the cart than are pulling the cart. All for POWER. "I'm your Daddy, you are victims, I'm from the government,and I'm here to help you." This type of governing has never worked in the history of the world and it will not work here. Also, if you favor the Western European forms of government then we are all in trouble. Good enough example Alporva?

February 22, 2010 at 8:14 p.m.
JohnnyRingo said...

When I read Tea Party comments like "Both the Republicans and Democrats have to weed out the progressives" I hear that there's no longer room for the political left (or centrists) in some people's mind.

It's like setting up a half sized football field, where one goal post is on the far right, and the other on the former 50 yard line.

February 23, 2010 at 12:58 a.m.
JohnnyRingo said...

Alprova: I saw an interview with the lately overworked Hawaiian official who stated that Orly Taitz was there months ago (Of course she was), and he personally produced the original birth certificate for her. She made a copy and left.

Funny she hasn't mentioned that original document on her web site right below where you can log on and make donations to her cause.

February 23, 2010 at 1:15 a.m.
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