published Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Turning the Corner

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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whatever said...

The solution is that all he has to do is turn one of the signs around.

But which one?

Tough choice.

September 12, 2010 at 1:43 a.m.
Tax_Payer said...

The cartoon disappeared! Now there is no indication of prosperity existing.

September 12, 2010 at 6:58 a.m.
woody said...

This is very reminiscent of an old childhood joke...

How do you drive (a particular race, creed, political persuasion, or religious sect) crazy. Just take 'em into a round room and tell 'em to go stand in the corner...

You're right...not nearly as funny as it was when I was eight or nine. Then again, times do change things.

Except for hope and dreams. As long as a person has hope and a dream to cling to they will continue to strive forward under the worst of circumstances.

At least until some naysayer(s) takes their hope and dreams away. But even then, a little 'blind faith' can help.

Still believing, Woody

September 12, 2010 at 7:57 a.m.
kmcgehee said...

Good morning, Clay's commenters.

I have news. Clay won The Society of Professional Journalists' Green Eyeshade Award for editorial cartooning! Here's some information about the award:

Congratulations, Clay!

September 12, 2010 at 8:52 a.m.
nucanuck said...

Political credibility is gone...neither party will tell us the hard truth for fear of losing the next election.

The cure for our economy is going to take a while,a long while,and there are no shortcuts. Maybe things have to be worse for a new leader to emerge and for the American people to be ready to accept the necessary repairs to the American system.

The current polarization will not allow either party to deal effectively with the nations problems.

Result: We all lose.

September 12, 2010 at 9:37 a.m.
Tax_Payer said...

Congratulations Clay! You have earned my respect.

September 12, 2010 at 10:39 a.m.
WarrenP said...

Awesome cartoon Clay! I really really love your work.

Which is why I created an account today so that I could recommend adding the comic itself to your rss feed. Currently just the title is showing. Having it in the feed would make viewing your comic a whole lot easier and convenient for those of us who love to view their news in an rss reader (check out google reader if you don't currently use one).

As a side note the image in the direct link to the story is pointing to instead of

Keep up the good work!


September 12, 2010 at 12:11 p.m.
acerigger said...

Let the "Party of No" take over again,there won't be any corners,just a constant 'round and 'round as we swirl down the drain.

September 12, 2010 at 12:13 p.m.
EaTn said...

It's hard to understand you're up to your neck in quicksand when all you can see around are green trees. This is the situation in Washington. Good salaries and health care with other benies flowing from lobbyists and back-home political cronies. Recession? Not hardly, as long as they keep convincing folks back home they are fighting for them. The toon is actually correct: prosperity is just around the corner if the building happens to be in DC.

September 12, 2010 at 12:47 p.m.
whatever said...

Ok, I've come up with the solution. The man turns both signs around backwards and sits down at the corner with his hat out.

September 12, 2010 at 12:57 p.m.
harrystatel said...

The real problem is the fellow believing any sign by either party. Harry Statel

September 12, 2010 at 1:42 p.m.
Clara said...

I suppose you could turn the signs 1/4 down!

September 12, 2010 at 2:05 p.m.
Clara said...

OOPS! I meant 1/4 up, 1/4 down.

September 12, 2010 at 2:09 p.m.
toonfan said...

kmcgehee writes, "Clay won The Society of Professional Journalists' Green Eyeshade Award for editorial cartooning!"

Great news! Congratulations, Clay!

September 13, 2010 at 8:08 a.m.
OllieH said...

Congratulations on the Green Eyeshade Award, Clay!

Much deserved!

September 13, 2010 at 8:14 a.m.
alprova said...

May I too be one to offer Clay my congratulations as well for a very much deserved award.

September 13, 2010 at 9:20 a.m.
moonpie said...

Congratulations Clay!

I think even those who disagree with your point of view would acknowledge that you have a particular talent for getting your point across with minimal exposition. (Unlike of some verbose posters here, myself included.)

You are a master of the visual metaphor.

Well deserved.

We can all go celebrate at that Tavern which promises "Free Beer Tomorrow".

September 13, 2010 at 10:41 a.m.
Clara said...

Hooray for Clay! He's worth that and more.

September 13, 2010 at 10:43 a.m.
Musicman375 said...

Congratulations, Clay. I may not agree with you too often policitally, but that doesn't matter at all when discussing your talent as an artist. Well deserved, indeed.

September 13, 2010 at 12:43 p.m.
Musicman375 said...


September 13, 2010 at 12:45 p.m.
eeeeeek said...

Yay Clay!

September 13, 2010 at 1:46 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Good cartoon Clay and it shows how both party's will lie to the American people when they are in office when it comes to the prosperity issue.

Harry here is a link you should check out as well to make your point better sir.

The real problem is the fellow believing any sign by either party.

September 13, 2010 at 5:39 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Username: WarrenP | On: September 12, 2010 at 12:11 p.m.

Welcome WarrenP to the site and we all hope you enjoy it here sir.

September 13, 2010 at 5:41 p.m.
FM_33 said...

911 was a shocker and most of the victims was wearing "Dockers" during the ordeal.

September 13, 2010 at 5:58 p.m.

Here's why there's no "prosperity". The Left-Progs have done it again and again and again:

**irony=our Obama gestapo made youtube-USA pull this video, it's now been re-routed through youtube-Canada-the Land of the once-not-so-free....

September 14, 2010 at 4:41 p.m.
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