published Thursday, November 28th, 2013

The Kids' Table

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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I am thankful that Clay is so committed to avoiding distractions from the important issues at hand.

November 28, 2013 at 12:14 a.m.
yddem said...

And that you are so committed to making the world a better place. Thanks so much.

November 28, 2013 at 12:37 a.m.
yddem said...

I am so looking forward to No Truth weighing in to tell us that he went to Jarrett's (and to thrill us with a new pic, oh joy!). And Maxi to tell us how fat and ugly the characters are. And Joneses to quote the bible and tell us of his love for jesus. And feeblewrist to scream his expletives. And, of course, to remind us that the ACA is a total failure and Obama lied. Oh, we could use more chatter about Benghazi, please. And an update on Michelle's divorce from Barry.

Bring it on.

November 28, 2013 at 2:02 a.m.
EaTn said...

By this time after the elections next November, the guy sitting alone in the outdated kitchen will be history. Voters will remember the misguided and unproductive chaos he and his friends caused to the country.

November 28, 2013 at 6:56 a.m.
caddy said...

Indeed, the guvment guys at the Big table are feasting at our expense.

November 28, 2013 at 8:01 a.m.
caddy said...

Good Article from American Thinker, Joe P.
Clay never was a thinker, just a scribbler of pie in the sky progressive propaganda.

November 28, 2013 at 8:16 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

yddem vomits "And that you are so committed to making the world a better place. Thanks so much" So yddem, other than staying ripped on the Kool-Aid, what are YOU doing to make the world a better place? Still driving that Prius with the Coexist number sticker?

November 28, 2013 at 8:26 a.m.
yddem said...

What the hell is a "Coexist number sticker?"

November 28, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.
rick1 said...

Don't forget to discuss Comrade Obamas' signature legislation OvomitCare today while you are gathered with friends and relatives for Thanksgiving.

In the link below Comrade Obama has even provided a video and four steps for his little brown shirts to follow.

http://www.barackobama.com/health-care-holidays/

November 28, 2013 at 8:59 a.m.
MickeyRat said...

Yeddem,

A ‘COEXIST’ bumper sticker is a show of support for religious freedom, tolerance and understanding and to promote friendship, goodwill and mutual trust among them. Designed by Piotr Mlodozeniec

To wit:

The letter "C," a crescent moon representing Islam is substituted.

The letter "O," the peace symbol or pagan/Wiccan pentacle is substituted.

The letter "E," a male/female symbol or a scientific equation is substituted.

The letter "X," the Star of David representing Judaism is substituted.

The letter "I," a pagan/Wiccan symbol is substituted.

The letter "S," a Chinese yin-yang symbol is substituted.

The letter "T," a cross representing Christianity is substituted.

Also used as an insulting, and childish metaphor for gay, liberal or socialist etc. by greedy, women-hating, violent, racist Retardicans (in PT’s case pygmy cockmonkies) because – well – It’s all they know.

Hey, he still believes the ‘T’ in Republican stands for ‘morality’.

November 28, 2013 at 9:21 a.m.
yddem said...

I read the story in the link posted by joe p. Here is merely one example of Richard Winchester's unsubstantiated, outrageously ridiculous claims: "Obama and the Obamians have participated in the drive to cleanse America of any vestige of organized religion, except Islam." Non-thinkers love reading that garbage.

November 28, 2013 at 9:43 a.m.
fairmon said...

Why such preoccupation with a group that is not effective and will have no influence in future events or elections? Is there fear of a growing element of society that is tired of being told what and how to do everything turning to a third party? It is time for those with libertarian principles to become active and involved. Those greedy and self serving that insist they deserve some of what others have is growing in number and would rejoice if we were all equally impoverished.

Only those that have visited Hong Kong, Singapore and others that have moved up the food chain realize America is no longer the 800 pound gorilla that others cannot prosper without. They are more modernized, have better infrastructure and a growing middle class with less government dependence.

November 28, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.
fairmon said...

Those in government love it when the populace insist government intervene and provide for their every need. They love it when they are granted a free pass to grab more power and control without a risk of a revolt against their expanded role. Those in power grow wealthier daily as they skim from the success of those too few in number to defend themselves.

November 28, 2013 at 10:10 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

yddem barfs "Non-thinkers love reading that garbage." So yddem, are you a thinker?

November 28, 2013 at 10:24 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Why was Clay "never a thinker", Caddy? Because you two have political differences? You have subscribe to a different political ideology so you think he's wrong and you're right. It's a stupid mentality because in a two-party system, both parties are going to have faults. To ignore your party's faults and to solely focus on the opposing party is narrow-minded. Modern-day politics are like rooting for teams in sports. You think the person rooting for the team you despise knows nothing about sports and fails to see the superiority of your team (even though much of that "superiority" is just unsubstantiated opine). It's comical to see you guys beat your chest why such-and-such party is better. As if Clay is magically going to change his view because of what PT, Caddy, or Maximus think.

November 28, 2013 at 10:35 a.m.
yddem said...

No Truth, you must be a tormented victim of child abuse. May your and joneses' god bless you.

November 28, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Nah, yddem. Perfect childhood and adulthood. You seemed to be the troubled one. Seek help. Surely there's some public assistance available to you.

November 28, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.
librul said...

Fairmon 10:10 ----

Those one-percenters living in opulence and comfort love it when the poor barely scraping by on minimum wage and the indigent struggling on Social Security and the ill whose insurance companies have denied them health care for decades suffer in silence. They love it when their millionaire mouthpieces at Fox and behind their golden microphones can lead the fleapartyists to vote against their own best interests with lies and propaganda. I am sure they bend over double laughing when idiots like Gohmert, Bachmann, Boehner and McConnell can win elections and bring the government to its knees through obstruction, lying and fiscal thievery while sending America's "defense" forces around the world to kill and maim people of color on every continent for the benefit of their corporations and bring in more "no bid" contracts to fill their coffers. They especially love it when their puppets, the Ayn Randians, jingoists and racists among us fight to make their fascist wishes come true while they bob on their yachts, clink their champagne glasses with their lobbyist corps and send millions more to their offshore accounts. Yep they have a lot to be thankful for today - especially the ease with which the Fairmons of the world can be manipulated into believing they are the "true Americans" whose work to gut America from the inside out can be seen as "patriotism". True Americans know they will fail. True Americans, the 99%, know the dreams of this pitiful minority of cranks will disappear like the nightmares they are and the American spirit will rise up and defeat them in spite of their money - the only real substance they possess.

November 28, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Librul: I'm thinking the 99%'ers would kick you out of the club.

November 28, 2013 at 11:10 a.m.
MickeyRat said...

A Republican Thanksgiving:

They celebrate the old fashioned way. They invite everyone over to their house for a huge feast and then steal their wallets, take their homes and get the right wing noise media to blame the victims. ~paraphrasing John Stewart

Since your in the kitchen PlainTruth, wash the dishes.

November 28, 2013 at 11:20 a.m.
Maximus said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all and may your turkey purchased by the sweat of your brow in the best in the world American free enterprise driven market place be tender and juicy. As always it takes a Republican to get things done..........Republican President Abraham Lincoln not only freed da slaves.......he created Thanksgiving. By the way, Dixie was his favorite tune for you Ole Miss fans out there. Hody Toddy!

November 28, 2013 at 11:21 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Mickey rat face says "Since your(sic) in the kitchen PlainTruth, wash the dishes." I've done my share of dishes, Rat. You?

November 28, 2013 at 11:26 a.m.
yddem said...

No Truth said "perfect childhood and adulthood." LMAO - there is nothing quite like achieving the unachievable. You have to be the second coming of jc.

I do not shy away from saying that I have been assisted by the public my entire life, public grammar and high school, state-supported universities, under and post-graduate, the GI Bill, public roads, public libraries, public schools for my children, fire and police protection, and the many other advantages of living in this wonderful country.

We managed to live through and after the administrations of Reagan, Bush, Clinton and W, and I do not doubt that we will be around after O, the naysayers notwithstanding.

November 28, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Yeah, yddem. It takes a village. And so forth.

November 28, 2013 at 11:55 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

Yes, Max, Republican Lincoln freed the slaves. But in doing so he was acting on the better instincts of a liberalism that no longer exists in the Republican Party and has not existed for a long time. If Lincoln were alive today Republicans would have nothing to do with him. They, and especially the teabaggers and libertarians, would be taking the side of the South, eschewing civil rights in favor of states' rights. Only a fool keeps making the argument that you're attempting to make. To do so only shows your complete lack of understanding of history. Neither the Republican nor the Democrat parties of the 1800s were anything like the parties they have become today. Freeing the slaves was an act of unadulterated LIBERALISM. Lincoln placed the welfare and the civil rights of the black people above the status quo and the moneyed interests (the slave owners, or the "job creators") of his day. That's liberalism. And liberalism in all its forms is something that most of you Republicans and conservatives today refer to as a disease or something that is EVIL and un-American.

November 28, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Roo, the fact is, Freeing the slaves was about the only contribution libs ever made. Since then, they have endeavored to enslave the former slaves to a lifetime of entitlement. What started as a noble endeavor, has morphed into ghettos, dependency, and shame (for many). I wouldn't pat myself on the back too hard. Big props to African Americans that have overcome the Left.

November 28, 2013 at 12:50 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Hey Roo! I see that Obama’s Iran Deal Has Divided Senate Democrats. How Do You Rate Obama’s Handling of the Situation? Must be some racist Dems, huh?

November 28, 2013 at 12:52 p.m.

Thankful for the thoughtful responses to cartoons like this. They’re great for democracy, civility, and making the world a better place.

November 28, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.
MickeyRat said...

What have liberals done that is soooo offensive to Republicans?

They initiated and passed:

LABOR LAWS

MARSHALL PLAN

ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

FOOD SAFETY LAWS

WORKPLACE SAFETY LAWS

SOCIAL SECURITY

MEDICARE

ECONOMIC GROWTH

SPACE PROGRAM

PEACE CORPS

CIVIL RIGHTS

THE TVA PROJECTS

WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE

UNIVERSAL PUBLIC EDUCATION

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

PRODUCT LABELING/TRUTH IN ADVERTISING LAWS

PUBLIC HEALTH

MORRILL LAND GRANT ACT

RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

BANK DEPOSIT INSURANCE

EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

PUBLIC BROADCASTING

And what did conservatives do? Nothing. Except oppose each and every one of these.

When you're done with the dishes PlainTruth, iron my shirts.

November 28, 2013 at 2:31 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

And the Republicans paid the tab. It's always easy to be generous with other people's money ... Right?

November 28, 2013 at 4:37 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

MickeyRat said...

Yeddem,

A ‘COEXIST’ bumper sticker is a show of support for religious freedom, tolerance and understanding and to promote friendship, goodwill and mutual trust among them.

By Dave Strunk:

A bumper sticker is, a sound-byte shout on the back of a car.

The implication is that all of these religious, social, and biological symbols represent larger world movements and regardless of what each religion (or philosophy) claims, everyone should get along.

The stronger implication of the sticker seems to be that all of these world religions (and philosophies) have equally valid truth claims and proponents of those truth claims should see that a bigger virtue is to make peace and to co-exist. At its core, "co-exist" is about asking us to set aside our differences for the sake of peace.

The imperative to "co-exist" is itself a truth claim, over and against some of these other religious truth claims in its very lettering. The command to "co-exist" and the desire for tolerance is itself a religion, so to speak.

Despite the desire to overcome modernistic fights to truth claims in the co-exist camp, they have fallen guilty of their own command. In a desire to co-exist, they claim the upperhand, which is the very thing they (claim they) are trying not to do.

Am I to co-exist with unrepentant murderers and genocidal cultures? Or rather, should I challenge them with every bit of moral good I can marshall? It seems to me that challenge is a higher moral good in those instances than to co-exist.

Peace and tolerance are admirable goals, but it is a goal of a specific moral code. One cannot escape the reality of moral imperatives. We don't get peace by pretending to ignore every one's moral codes because everyone has a moral code. The difference, then, is not in superseding a moral code but determining which of these religions or worldviews contains the best, the highest, and the most truthful of moral codes.

If you want to gauge how dedicated, to coexistence, the people who sport one of these stickers are, then engage them in real debate about a philosophy they can’t agree with and there are many. You’ll find out right quick how tolerant they are once you disagree with them.

November 28, 2013 at 5:36 p.m.
fairmon said...

librul at 11:01....your opinion is evidence of the poison that destroyed every dynasty in history. We have been replaced as the most powerful and influential nation but have not yet accepted that fact. The process and time line has varied little and the rhetoric we hear is essentially verbatim, a certain give away are the words "we are different, we are not like those in history". Not one of those had the wherewithal to reinvent themselves and we don't have people with the grit to do it either.

November 28, 2013 at 6:06 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

GaussianInteger said...

You have subscribe to a different political ideology so you think he's wrong and you're right. It's a stupid mentality because in a two-party system, both parties are going to have faults. To ignore your party's faults and to solely focus on the opposing party is narrow-minded. It's comical to see you guys beat your chest why such-and-such party is better.

That's the beauty of being an Independent .... Right? You always vote for the best person and policy and never be a party man. That way you have no faults to defend because you’re never wrong. After all it’s not your fault that the Republicans are almost always pushing incorrect policies.

It’s the you of thoughtful voters ... Isn’t it.

November 28, 2013 at 6:43 p.m.
Hunter_Bluff said...

On Thanksgiving, those living in Chattanooga can thank a government initiative that we have a city in which to live. Without TVA there is no riverfront for most of us or lakefront homes for some. The only private dam on the Tennessee was 10 years late, $10 million over budget and leaked. It would have breached in the floods of 1973 and 2003. Private enterprise = not always the answer Government = not always the answer Compromise = necessary activity to get things done and have a functioning country.

November 29, 2013 at 8:17 a.m.
Hunter_Bluff said...

Fairmon - who replaced us? Show your reasoning and data.

November 29, 2013 at 8:18 a.m.
tifosi said...

The Tea Baggers have been thrown into the harbor!!! Good riddance.

November 29, 2013 at 10:03 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

For an impotent, lame, and waning movement, the Tea Party gets a ton of attention from the Left. Sorta like Fox News..none watch, yet they seem to know Fox intimately.

November 29, 2013 at 10:38 a.m.
jesse said...

Looks like the Libs in the dining room are having wine w/their CROW!!

November 29, 2013 at 12:36 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Creeping Sharia. Sounds like kudzoo or some such.http://allenbwest.com/2013/11/sharia-law-coming-swimming-pool-near/

November 29, 2013 at 12:52 p.m.

Funny how after blasting Ted Cruz and Mike Lee many, many Democrats are calling for the same things Cruz and Lee were calling for regarding Obamacare.

It's the Democrats who stamp their feet, threaten, and prefer judges and executive power over the voice of the people.

Democrats want to change the rules so they can win. Democrat should be sitting at the kids table, or be fitted with diapers.

November 29, 2013 at 5:12 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

yddem said...

I do not shy away from saying that I have been assisted by the public my entire life, public grammar and high school, state-supported universities, under and post-graduate, the GI Bill, public roads, public libraries, public schools for my children, fire and police protection, and the many other advantages of living in this wonderful country.

You are truly a government made automaton. The problem is they got so little for their investment.

November 29, 2013 at 5:13 p.m.

It was Democrats who stood in the way of civil rights, morons. Check your history. Al Gore's daddy was one of them.

November 29, 2013 at 5:14 p.m.
fairmon said...

Hunter_Bluff said...

Fairmon - who replaced us? Show your reasoning and data.

Who and the reasons depends on the criteria. One of the most alarming is the U.S. being ranked 28th in fiscal responsibility. The list of areas where we no longer prevail is extensive and growing. This has occurred while we have gone from being the world's largest lender to the world's largest debtor.

You would have to visit Singapore, the financial capital of the world, and Hong Gong to realize how much more advanced they are. They are totally modernized, the infrastructure is in excellent condition including roads. There are others with similar progress.

In years past we accused Russia of propaganda but guess who is getting it by the boat load now. Go ahead and come back with your statement of "we are the greatest nation on earth" and keep telling yourself and others that until by god they believe it. We could be, we should be but we have too many unwilling that can work but won't and unfortunately many of those are in jobs. Check the over staffing and under producing of most government functions and many private sector operations are similarly afflicted.

November 29, 2013 at 5:24 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

Tea party unscathed in early GOP civil war

By: Anna Palmer

The Republican civil war erupted into full view this fall, and the establishment looked like it was about to shove the movement back in line. But the early skirmishes ended with the tea party no weaker than it was.

Part of the establishment’s problem is it emboldened the movement for years. Republicans rode the tea party wave in 2010 and then cheered the rise of unlimited fundraising that allowed outside groups to flourish and prop up more candidates willing to take on the establishment.

“This process is one that has been unfolding for a while, so the idea that you are now going to wrestle control back from the people who vote, good luck with that,” said former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

Steele said the party’s effort to stifle activists will fail because many activists see themselves as conservatives, not Republicans, first. “The establishment thought, ‘Oh, once they get to Washington, we’ll wrap our arms around them, we’ll put a shrimp in one hand and a committee assignment in the other and they’ll be ours,’ and they were like, ‘Keep your shrimp, I don’t want your committee assignment and I’m not voting for the same old crap you put out every year,’” said Steele of the ongoing fight.

And the effort has backfired when it comes to the conservative pundit class. Not only have talking heads like Erick Erickson and Sean Hannity not been won over by the establishment’s argument, they are using their megaphones to take up a crusade defending SCF and their consultants.

“McConnell would rather rule in Hell than serve in Heaven. He’d rather be minority leader, than have a Republican Senate majority without him,” Erickson recently wrote on RedState.com.

Heritage Action’s Dan Holler said that the group will stay the course and that GOP lawmakers should be concerned about turning off conservative Republican voters who feel Washington is disconnected from them.

“The Republican Party loves them when they go and knock on doors and make phone calls, but after the election, they pat you on the head and say, ‘We’ll call you in two years when we need manpower on the ground.’ Folks are tired of that,” Holler said. “The signals those tactics send to conservatives outside of Washington is that the Republican Party is not on their side, and that’s a terrible signal to send.”

November 29, 2013 at 5:44 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

Rickaroo said...

Yes, Max, Republican Lincoln freed the slaves. But in doing so he was acting on the better instincts of a liberalism that no longer exists in the Republican Party and has not existed for a long time.

Freeing the slaves was an act of unadulterated LIBERALISM. Lincoln placed the welfare and the civil rights of the black people above the status quo and the moneyed interests (the slave owners, or the "job creators") of his day. That's liberalism.

Lincoln was not a liberal in any way as compared to current Fleabaggery. His conduct before and during the war as well as his position on the civil rights of the slaves was much more complex and mixed than you would like to present it. Also his adoption by the left has been a history of hot and cold in that one era he is a saint and in others a devil. He made many policy statements that would get a current politician reduced to persona non grata in the hyper politically correct world of present day MSM and Fleabaggers.

November 29, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.
fairmon said...

Hunter_Bluff said...

On Thanksgiving, those living in Chattanooga can thank a government initiative that we have a city in which to live. Without TVA there is no riverfront for most of us or lakefront homes for some. The only private dam on the Tennessee was 10 years late, $10 million over budget and leaked. It would have breached in the floods of 1973 and 2003. Private enterprise = not always the answer Government = not always the answer Compromise = necessary activity to get things done and have a functioning country.

bluff...that may or may not be accurate. However, once government constructed the system and had it operational why do they continue owning and operating an entity that should be privately owned and operated and regulated? The waste and incompetence within the TVA is not widely known but it is known. I refuse to be specific and name names but I suspect you may know more than most about that to which I refer. The over staffing, lack of discipline and lack of productivity would be addressed by a private for profit operator.

November 29, 2013 at 8:05 p.m.
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