published Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Left or Right?

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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hambone said...

High road to the left, Clay?

This will yank old Francis's chain!!

October 26, 2010 at 12:25 a.m.
nucanuck said...

Clay,I love your work,but you won't win any prizes for national unification.

October 26, 2010 at 12:33 a.m.
chattreb said...

That's right, To get high go left.

October 26, 2010 at 1:35 a.m.
acerigger said...

WATCH OUT! There's a ditch over on the right!

October 26, 2010 at 3:21 a.m.
woody said...

Directions.. man (generally speaking) has always needed them, and women (specifically) have always thought it was their inalienable right to give them.

But likely as not, getting lost was still the end result.

Maps, GPS, or simply pulling over to ask directions are just a few of the many options which have been available to us, and we still lose our way.

Clay has offered a unique set of directions for us to contemplate upon today. Everyone (except Chattreb, apparently) knows if you choose to take the "High Road" you'll always be thought well of..on the other hand, however, the "Low Road" will allow you to reach "Loch Lomand" afore ye...."

The moral (and, yes, there is always a moral) is no matter where you are headed, if you get lost just ask yourself..what would Francis do..and then do the exact opposite.

You can't miss, Woody

October 26, 2010 at 6:32 a.m.
pmcauley said...

Nice Woody! I'm thinking of a button. initials with WWFD and a circle and a slash through it.

Have a good day all (even Francis).

October 26, 2010 at 7:29 a.m.
whatsthefuss said...

One would think Clay's knuckles would be a bloody mess by now and he would have learned to walk upright??? Remember what Yogi Berra said, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Hey Big Woody, now there is a moral for you!!! There is always a moral??? Here is another one. "Don't forget to brush your tooth."

October 26, 2010 at 8:57 a.m.
Livn4life said...

Here is another generalized judgmental cartoon and to think the perspective you claim drawboy itself claims to be unbiased, non-judgmental and well...just open to everyone. That would make me laugh but the hypocrisy of it all almost makes me sick.

October 26, 2010 at 9:39 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

In '92 as I recall there was a photo, similar to this cartoon, of actual highway signs with "Clinton" one way and "Prosperity" the other. Actually Clinton didn't do too badly once he booted Hillary and let Newt Gingrich's GOP Congress reform welfare and balance the budget. So far our President shows few signs of Clintonian compromise and learning from mistakes. Neither does our cartoonist. The GOP/Tea Party seems a tad more promising, though given the faults of both big parties, the cartoon signs might well be pointing to driving off a high cliff or a lower one.

Remember freedom works better than bureaucracy because freedom lets us get things done instead of filling out paperwork; lets us use our own brains instead of having the government do our thinking for us. Remember it's easier to hold businesses accountable than government: don't like a business, don't give it money. And remember Jesus Christ is rather libertarian, though less insistent about it than about some things, so our recent Presidents would do well to pay attention to Him.

October 26, 2010 at 10:37 a.m.
Francis said...

the driver looks like something's amiss...i'm guessing the democrats switched the signs in the middle of the night.

once they get on they'll know it's not the "high road" because the "high road" shouldn't be a gauntlet lined with baton wielding thugs spewing threats, and littered with dead voters, disgarded military ballots and rigged voting machines.

looks like someone went to vote in n. carolina and voted republican and the machine checked democrat instead....and in nevada harry reid's name is already checked on the ballot..and so on ..and so on..ad nauseam...across the country.

i wonder why it's necessary to trick people into taking the "high road"

think about it.

October 26, 2010 at 11:15 a.m.
alprova said...

AndrewLohr wrote: "Actually Clinton didn't do too badly once he booted Hillary and let Newt Gingrich's GOP Congress reform welfare and balance the budget."


I'm definitely calling you out for bearing false witness on this one Andrew. Your prejudices are clouding your willingness to tell the truth.

Bill Clinton campaigned on reforming welfare six years before Newt Gingrich announced his "Contract with America."

The FIRST introduction of welfare reform was introduced by Tennessee's own John Tanner(D) on April 17, 1996. On board were 41 co-sponsors, including 26 Democrats and 15 Republicans. That Bill was H.R. 3266

Six bills were introduced during all the debate over how welfare should be reformed, another introduced by John Tanner, and five introduced by Republicans. Bits and pieces of each of them were included in H.R. 3734, introduced by John Kasich(R) as a budget reconciliation bill, that became law when it was signed by Bill Clinton.

And as I mentioned last week, not enough time has passed that people do not remember that Bill Clinton refused to sign budget bills TWICE, effectively shut down the Government both times, because the Republican majority Congress submitted budgets that were NOT balanced.


"So far our President shows few signs of Clintonian compromise and learning from mistakes."


Lie #2.

President Obama has done everything but BEG the Republicans on national television to compromise and to work together to find answers and solutions to problems.

Everyone makes mistakes. Among the biggest mistakes the President has made, was to ever think that Republicans have been interested in working with the Democrats to put this nation back on the road to recovery.


"And remember Jesus Christ is rather libertarian, though less insistent about it than about some things, so our recent Presidents would do well to pay attention to Him."


Andrew, you're a man wallowing in delusion.

October 26, 2010 at 12:31 p.m.
hambone said...

"baton wielding thugs"? "discarding military ballots"? "rigged voting machines"?

No Francis its not 2000! And its not Florida!

October 26, 2010 at 12:32 p.m.
Francis said...

no, hambone...the democrats have institutionalized lying and corruption..

while corruption and lying are not exclusive to one party...it's very much part of the fabric of the democrat party..sorry, that's reality.

al gore never won florida, hambone..never.....the corruption was in the democrat areas...as usual....gore lost because he lost his home state.. gore lost because he never won florida.

new black panthers...are the baton wielding thugs.....efforts to discount military votes are a democrat party owned tactic....rigged voting machines and dead voters...democrats have made it an art...

there essentially is no institutionalized voting corruption on the republican side...democrats own it...that's reality...

2000?...yeah...the hysteria..and lies..and desperation to not see bush win got t he best of you guys.......you had nothing there...gore never won.. and he knows it....and his subsequent corruption, involving the man made global warming hoax...doesn't give him any credibility...

there're no thugs on the republican side...no bullies...no intimidation..none.

the tea party, which is not part of the republican party..has been a peaceful,. non-violent and law abiding expression....which i'm to sorry to say..is just true about the democrat party.

you guys need to let go of 2000...no subsequent recount proved gore won.....none...he blew it.. he blew it in his home state..give it up.

October 26, 2010 at 12:51 p.m.
Francis said...

the current democrat party is guilty of what's called projection..i think it's called.....democrats assume because they lie and approve of corruption everyone else does to....not so. not to say lying only occurs in the democrat party..but it's not standard operation procedure with the repulican party..

sorry..that's what i see......and many people see it now too...hence the ass kicking obama and the democrats are about to take next week in the house

you libs look really foolish bringing up 2000, you really do...you don't like republicans bringing up clinton having sexual relations with a subordinate in the white house and being found guilty of perjury....but you love bringing up 2000......it is a fact that clinton had sexual relations with a subordinate and was guilty of perjury..but there's no evidence that gore had enough votes to win in 2000...zero...

October 26, 2010 at 1:15 p.m.
Leaf said...

I'm new to this forum, so I have to ask. Is Francis a real person or is someone having fun, creating a caricature of an extreme right-winger off his meds?

By the by, early Christians were actually communists - in the original sense of the word - living in the biblical equivalent of the kibbutz. You know, it's the whole divide the loaves and fishes equally thing.

October 26, 2010 at 1:44 p.m.
BobMKE said...

If the family in the car makes that LEFT turn they will be on "Bennett High Road." They will THEN see the connecting side street signs; "Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Reid, Boxer, Rangal, Dodd, Frank, Waters, Gore, Carter, Mondale, and Kerry." After the father sees all of the street signs he'll realize that there's not too many people around. He then realizes that his children are in danger, so he turns around and gets out of the neighborhood, FAST. The father is doing what the rest of this Country is doing right now, turning the car around. I pray that I have cleared up Clay's cartoon for all of you.

October 26, 2010 at 1:46 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

Al writes: "President Obama has done everything but BEG the Republicans on national television to compromise and to work together to find answers and solutions to problems."

HORSE HOCKEY!!! (as Colonel Potter from MAS*H used to say). He is a bully as he showed when he had that meeting with some of the repubs concerning Obamacare. I watched quite a bit of it and several times he would just shut them down and say "we already have that in the bill". He would then go on to explain what it was and it was exactly what they did not want in the bill. He wasn't listening then and still does not. He only wants to do what HE thinks is best. It IS getting him in trouble whether you guys believe it or not and whether the tide changes next week or not.

Now concerning the cartoon. I see the High Road as perilous with evil around every bend. I see the low road as the easier one to travel.

Now if you want to talk morals regarding the toon, then the signs should be switched. As a rule, the right consistently has Higher morals.

Now Al, I am sure you will pick a part every line I have written with your silly lecturing. So go ahead, let that PRIDE show, fire away. =)

October 26, 2010 at 1:50 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

Leaf wrote,

"By the by, early Christians were actually communists - in the original sense of the word - living in the biblical equivalent of the kibbutz. You know, it's the whole divide the loaves and fishes equally thing."

You know not what you are talking about. The early Christians were doing what our communities fail to do today. They were taking care of the poor and needy. This is what we as a country used to do. Sadly we no longer practice this. We rely on the government to care of them. And I am as guilty as the next person.

October 26, 2010 at 1:54 p.m.
alprova said...

Francis wrote: "looks like someone went to vote in n. carolina and voted republican and the machine checked democrat instead...."


Wow. You'll believe anything.

The machine in question was located in Dallas, Texas. The video that spawned claims in thirty states and counting, is a prank. The man made his screen selection with his thumb, while giving the impression that he is making his selection with his index finger. See it for yourself;

http://www.myvidster.com/video/520818/Voting_machine_in_Dallas_TX_changing_votes_right_in_front_of_your_eyes_Taken_by_my_coworker_at_the_Audelia_Library_Watch_as_it_selects_all_the_members_of_another_party_after_he_presses_on_one_entry_to_vote_for_someone_Happens_right_after_the_10_s


"and in nevada harry reid's name is already checked on the ballot.."


That is the charge of ONE woman, and every time an election rolls around, someone comes up with some imaginary charge that Diebold machines are rigged.

http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/25511115/detail.html


"and so on ..and so on..ad nauseam...across the country."


Yeah, I'm a little nauseous too. I sure wish people like you would do a little research before you post.

October 26, 2010 at 1:58 p.m.
rolando said...

Real men don't need signs [or women or strangers] to tell them where they are or how to get somewhere...they already know.

The weak ones listen to someone who knows even less than they do; that is why they never listen Francis, bobMKE, AndrewL, et al [For the slower Libs out there, that means those guys know more than YOU do.]

October 26, 2010 at 2:04 p.m.
woody said...

Hey Leaf, as to your questions pertaining to our "red-headed step-child" Francis..it's true on both counts. And that's giving him more credit than I'm afraid he deserves today.

We did our best to "housebreak" him, but as you can ascertain on your own he's still a bit of a handful. His brother Chattreb has his moments, as well, but then there's usually a pair just like them in most families.

Back to my crossword, Woody

October 26, 2010 at 2:22 p.m.
woody said...

P.S...Whatsthefuss..I'll have you know I have a mouth full, thank you very much. Bought and paid for.

Don't you wish you could say the same???

TTFN, Woody

October 26, 2010 at 2:26 p.m.
hambone said...

Francis must be a fake!

Nobody can drink that much FOX cool-aid and

not overdose on the lies and distortions!

October 26, 2010 at 2:50 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

naaaaaawwww; I think Francis is rolando's sock puppet. You notice how rolando defends him and Francis neither acknowledges nor thanks him?

October 26, 2010 at 3:15 p.m.
acerigger said...

I'll try this again,check out the video of the non-thugs stomping a woman's head at a Rand Paul event last nite,it's easy to find. oh, and if you've got time,"google"these; Mentally unstable nutcases threatening liberal campaigners in Washington state, Illinois and Vermont.

-- A swastika-laden white-powder-terrorism attack on a Democratic congressman's offices.

-- Thugs hired by the Republican candidate in Alaska roughing up and handcuffing a reporter for asking questions at a public event.

-- Violent gunmen targeting liberal organizations after being inspired by right-wing talk-show hosts.

-- Republican congressional candidates who insist that a violent overthrow of the government is "on the table" if the 2010 Election fails to produce the desired right-wing takeover of Congress.

October 26, 2010 at 3:23 p.m.

Francis is your DADDY and he's currently residing in your head.

October 26, 2010 at 3:56 p.m.
acerigger said...

Here's something else I find very interesting, A new poll (which fully represents Cell Phone only households) finds BIG gains for President Obama and Dems.

    President Obama’s approval ratings have jumped substantially, crossing the magic halfway threshold to 54 percent, up from 48 percent in late September, while the portion of respondents who disapprove of the president dropped to 40 percent, the lowest disapproval rating in a NEWSWEEK Poll since February 2010.via:

Newsweek.com>>>>>>>>    and no surprise here,     It appears that if Republicans win on November 2nd it will be credited to hard work and the will of the people being expressed at the ballot box.  If Democrats manage to have a good night, they will have stolen the election through voter fraud.  If the voter fraud allegations can never be proven, it will matter little to Republicans since their base will always believe in the vast, left-wing conspiracy with or without real evidence. via: examiner.com
October 26, 2010 at 4:01 p.m.
whatsthefuss said...

Hey Woody, How about a biggest smile contest and the loser buys lunch and cocktails??? I'm game!!!

October 26, 2010 at 4:05 p.m.
alprova said...

Nurse wrote: "Now if you want to talk morals regarding the toon, then the signs should be switched. As a rule, the right consistently has Higher morals."


As defined by what or whom?

Believe whatever you wish, but the fact is that the while the right-wing in this nation make all kinds of claims to have higher moral standards, time after time the truth of the matter is that they have been exposed to practice very little of what they preach, and that they are just as fallible, just as likely to sin, and just as human as the rest of us.

Taking the high road or the low road need not necessarily be based on any perception of morality at all. Doing the right thing, or doing the wrong thing, is not limited to any definition or fable contained in the Bible.

October 26, 2010 at 4:06 p.m.
alprova said...

Leaf wrote: "I'm new to this forum..."


And may I welcome you to the site. Please feel free to express your opinions.

October 26, 2010 at 4:11 p.m.
woody said...

I cannot believe I was actually 'called out' for a "Smile-Off!" Whatsthefuss, you must truly be one-of-a-kind. Kind of what, I have no idea, but I digress.

Before I go, however, I must add,lkeithlu, your assumption pertaining to Francis may be wrong, but it gave me my biggest chuckle of the month, for sure.

It's not that I can't envision Francis as a "sock puppet." It's just I don't want to envision Rolando with his hand up anybodies backside.

EEEEWWWWWW, Woody

October 26, 2010 at 4:44 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Username: alprova | On: October 26, 2010 at 4:11 p.m. And may I welcome you to the site. Please feel free to express your opinions.

….unless, of course, your opinions are anything other than liberal. In which case you will find out that alprova is the content director at NPR.

October 26, 2010 at 5:17 p.m.
alprova said...

BigRidgePatriot wrote: "….unless, of course, your opinions are anything other than liberal. In which case you will find out that alprova is the content director at NPR."


I NEVER take anyone to task for their opinions.

I do however have a problem with words presented as fact, and will pipe up strongly, when they are anything but.

October 26, 2010 at 6:25 p.m.
mmlj said...

Is that the same high road that John Edwards was on? Either party claiming to be the "high road" without its potholes is selectively examining itself. Clay, surely you don't believe half the stuff you draw.

October 26, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
acerigger said...

Gosh Al, I didn't realize you were site monitor here,I thot it was Clay. All the times you've taken apart the winger's blather with facts was just a nice way of censoring them.A novel approach I must say.heh

October 26, 2010 at 7:43 p.m.
alprova said...

mmlj wrote: "Is that the same high road that John Edwards was on?"


Well, if you want to go down that path, let's bring up a few on the right side. I'll stick to just those Republican politicians on a national level.

Florida Representative Mark Foley. Resigned after trying to solicit sex from underage male congressional pages via an instant messenger program.

RNC used party funds to pay rich, young Republican donors to attend a Hollywood night club specializing in lesbians, bondage, and S&M. Michael Steele appears to have authorized it at least indirectly as part of his "off the hook" PR campaign.

Nevada Senator John Ensign, refused to resign after confessing to an extramarital affair with a married staffer, claiming she was trying to extort him. Later, it was learned he was attempting to pay her and her husband off through his parents and finding them jobs. He is up for re-election in 2012.

Idaho Senator Larry Craig, arrested on July 11, 2007, by plainclothes police officer investigating complaints of lewd behavior in a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport airport men's room. He resigned a few months later.

Illinois Republican nominee for US Senate, Jack Ryan, pressured his wive, actress Jeri Ryan, to have sex with other men. Tricked her into visiting sex clubs, where he asked her to have sex with him while others watched. He withdrew his bid to run for office.

Indiana Representative Dan Burton, while married, fathered a child by another woman. He is still serving.

Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, married three times. Gingrich campaign worker Anne Manning admitted that she gave Newt oral sex while he was still married to his first wife. Informed one wife he was filing for divorce while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer treatments. Currently considering making a run for President.

There's more, but I think you get the picture. Both parties have had their share of sex scandals.

October 26, 2010 at 7:57 p.m.
Clara said...

I got on this late, after a busy day.

I'm a bit confused about the high and low roads.

Clay, You forgot the middle road, straight ahead, for cooperation, truth, statesmanship, and a few other qualities that make for good government.

Long ago, when PC's first came out, I thought, "Wouldn't it be nice if the people could vote referendum on more issues presented by the Senate and Congress. I don't know if that's the correct terminology, but then, I guess all of us reading something,(OOPS! Trying to read something like the health bill and vote, would be irresponsible.

The difficulty is, most of us don't know what is being proposed or discussed until a bill passes, and the complicagtions that soon occur.

That's not going to stop me from voting for Obama, though, compared with whats being offered by the other road.

October 26, 2010 at 8:36 p.m.
mmlj said...

Al, clearly you have a wealth of time. My second sentence reads, "Either party claiming to be the "high road" without its potholes is selectively examining itself." This should suggest that I did not claim the Republican party was blemish free, and clearly I didn't draw a cartoon suggesting one party was the high road.

Don't be argumentative just for the sake of being argumentative.

October 26, 2010 at 8:45 p.m.
whatsthefuss said...

Woody, I feel your pain about the bought and paid for part but really, being big boys we have both already put our money where our mouths are. We can make it reasonable. Perhaps lunch at Tony's, one cocktail and a glass of wine. To be fair the winner pays for dessert & coffee at Rembrandts. What say you? Don't forget to smile!!!

October 26, 2010 at 9:02 p.m.
alprova said...

mmlj wrote: "Either party claiming to be the "high road" without its potholes is selectively examining itself."


Taking the high road isn't all about morals, although it can include morality.

The reason I agree with the Democrats at the moment is because they are at least attempting to rectify some of the wrongs that plague the AVERAGE people in this nation.

Too many people lack a decent paying job that could provide the means to live a somewhat decent life and to allow them to provide for retirement. Too many people lack the means to obtain affordable health care. And, if the Republicans have their way, more will be done to set this country back a hundred years, in terms of job standards, in terms of civil rights, and much more I'm sure.

How many people who participate in this forum, who think that the Republicans have all the answers, have lost their jobs, their businesses, their homes, their retirement funds, or have had the misfortune of having all they have, and then some, extorted from them to pay for medical bills for a serious injury or illness? Not one of you, I'll bet.

But you know what? You could be next.

The Republicans created an environment where a third of this nation lost BILLIONS in the stock markets, where millions have lost their jobs, their homes, and some...their hope.

And what do the Republicans want to do? Privatize anything and everything, up to and including the Social Security System. After the stock market crash, and with no assistance or interest to date in wanting to prevent another crash, they want to throw Social Security funds into that cauldron.

They want to raise the age for eligibility for Social Security to 70. SEVENTY? Thirty years ago, people were retiring in their 50's or at the latest, in their early 60's. And you people think this is right?

If that was not bad enough, they are seriously contemplating a plan to eliminate Medicare and Social Security altogether for future generations. Their proposals are all a plan to create a throw away society. The Republican plan is to have those at the bottom work until they drop dead.

And they do all of this with the knowledge that their health care and retirement are paid in full for life, at the taxpayer's expense no less, if they manage to serve 12 years in office.

I've wrote it before and I'll write it again. No matter who you are, what you make, how much you plan for all the inevitabilities in life, it can all disappear in a puff of smoke.

And then what will you do?

Go ahead, vote for the Republicans. They're not thinking about you at all. They are thinking only about how to secure their own futures.

And unless you are stuffing money in their pockets, you're a nobody to them.

October 26, 2010 at 9:10 p.m.
alprova said...

mmlj wrote: "Al, clearly you have a wealth of time. My second sentence reads, "Either party claiming to be the "high road" without its potholes is selectively examining itself."..."


Since no one that I am aware of, including Clay, mentioned anyone by name, I failed to understand why you brought up John Edward's name to begin with. So, I think that my response was fair.


"This should suggest that I did not claim the Republican party was blemish free, and clearly I didn't draw a cartoon suggesting one party was the high road."


Look at the cartoon again. Do you see anything in it to suggest that Clay was asserting that one party or the other is predisposed to taking one road rather than the other? I sure don't.

You made an assumption. And apparently, so did others, including myself. Isn't it funny how that works?


"Don't be argumentative just for the sake of being argumentative."


Hey...I didn't name names until you did.

You drew first blood.

October 26, 2010 at 9:28 p.m.
Francis said...

"those at the bottom work until they drop dead".....? yeah..that's what republicans believe, alprova..

more like you libs want us to work until we drop dead..and have the majority of what make taken fom us...and then after we're dead..you take even more from us....and make it so we can't leave anything to our children....

liberalism is now a bad word to the majority of americans.....as well it should be. it represents the loss of freedom, the trampling of our constitution and the soiling of the american dream. obama's ugly anti-american/grim reaper act is turning everyone's stomach. he's a puke and cry baby. look at him implode over the last month as he approaches the loss of his power..it's nothing more than a tantrum...

October 26, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.
alprova said...

Keep posting Francis.

It makes me warm and fuzzy to see you do such a fine job of speaking up for those on the right. I'm not sure that they want your support, but they absolutely deserve it.

I'm of the opinion that you are not exactly one of "them," in terms of what you have and that you fear would be taken from you, as much as you would like others to believe is so.

In light of your choice to admit that you are infatuated with Fox News, it's rather clear where you are deriving most of your information from.

Your banter has reached a point where I don't feel the need to address it any longer. So spew away. Feel free to be as outrageous as you desire. I'm done with you. You're simply too irrational and it's a waste of time to debate any subject with you.

Good luck.

October 26, 2010 at 10:07 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

Somebody give Francis some Kool Aid with some anti-anxiety meds in it!

October 26, 2010 at 10:49 p.m.
Oz said...

The left is taking the high road so they can drive it off a cliff.

October 26, 2010 at 10:52 p.m.
mmlj said...

Al,

Editorial cartoons demand assumptions being made. I assumed in yesterday's cartoon that was Sarah Palin's hand, not Bristol's. I also assumed that nails on a chalkboard make a cacophonous noise. Likewise, I think the viewer can safely assume a turn to "the left" is taking the high road according to the cartoonist. Again, don't be argumentative for the sake of being argumentative.

I didn't draw first blood. As usual and as his job, Clay did.

October 26, 2010 at 10:54 p.m.
acerigger said...

Wise move Al,I put fran in the "not worth the effort pile" awhile back if you recall. After next tues. he'll whine for a while about "voter fraud" by Dems costing the wingnuts seats (notice that we're hearing a growing chorus of repubs flogging this already,see my earlier post) then he'll go back to whatever TROLL-HOLE he came out of 'til the 2012 election, when he can REALLY put his "OBAMANOIA on display.

October 26, 2010 at 11:07 p.m.
alprova said...

mmlj wrote: "Al,

Editorial cartoons demand assumptions being made. I assumed in yesterday's cartoon that was Sarah Palin's hand, not Bristol's."


Well that was a rather safe assumption, since Bristol isn't involved in politics. She's a dancer, well sort of anyway.


"Likewise, I think the viewer can safely assume a turn to "the left" is taking the high road according to the cartoonist."


Okay, you've got me there. I cannot begin to argue with that. I totally spaced on that point when I was arguing for argument's sake. I got it early this morning, but completely forgot it tonight.

But...how did John Edwards fit in to all of this? As far as I know, the man has gone back to lawyerin'


"Again, don't be argumentative for the sake of being argumentative."


Fair enough. I apologize for jumping so quickly on that.


"I didn't draw first blood. As usual and as his job, Clay did."


He does have a keen way of eliciting a lively discussion out of us, doesn't he? Ya' never know what twists and turns will happen before the end of the day.

But really...John Edwards? Hhhhmmmm. Maybe he's the only Democrat who's been involved in a sex scandal within the last decade.

October 26, 2010 at 11:47 p.m.
hambone said...

Francis the talking Mule just keeps ranting and ranting on and on. Like former gov. Frank Clement said:

"How long oh lord how long"

But has anyone heard from the Big Yellow Bird lately?

Boy I miss her! She even made more since then Francis.

Sometimes!!

October 26, 2010 at 11:53 p.m.
mmlj said...

Why Edwards?

  1. First name to come to mind.
  2. He was a leading candidate for Democratic presidential nomination, not exactly low on the party totem pole.
  3. And that was the last presidential election, not exactly ancient history.
  4. His behavior (cheating on his wife, cheating on his wife while she suffered from cancer, having an aide cover for his indiscretions...) is the antithesis of "high road."

That's why Edwards.

As stated earlier, neither party is free from these scandals as you were more than happy to list Republican sleeze in one of your posts, al. But back to the original point, the cartoon was not depicting the REPUBLICAN way as the "high road." If the Democratic path is the high road, just thought I'd point out a pothole.

Time for a new cartoon, and time for me to stop wasting my time on here. Sorry for the extensive posts. I'll be done.

October 27, 2010 at 12:22 a.m.
alprova said...

acerigger wrote: "Wise move Al,I put fran in the "not worth the effort pile" awhile back if you recall. After next tues. he'll whine for a while about "voter fraud" by Dems costing the wingnuts seats (notice that we're hearing a growing chorus of repubs flogging this already,see my earlier post) then he'll go back to whatever TROLL-HOLE he came out of 'til the 2012 election, when he can REALLY put his "OBAMANOIA on display.


The man is a human typing Chatty Cathy doll.

Someone politely points out his flawed points by citing the facts, with proof, and he swiftly reaches back, pulls his string, and his fingers type the same crap over and over.

If there is one thing I have learned, it is that you can never argue with a Fox fan. They are simply and hopelessly possessed.

October 27, 2010 at 3:40 a.m.
nurseforjustice said...

Al wrote, "The man is a human typing Chatty Cathy doll.

Someone politely points out his flawed points by citing the facts, with proof, and he swiftly reaches back, pulls his string, and his fingers type the same crap over and over."

Sometimes you are really funny, you know it??? Thanks I need that laugh.

October 27, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.
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