published Friday, May 30th, 2014

Relief

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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alprova said...

Wow!! I wonder what spawned this cartoon?

I also wonder what twists and turns today's thread will take.

May 30, 2014 at 12:03 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

<<< This man is deeply disturbed.

May 30, 2014 at 12:14 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

A "review" of Friendly Village Motors. Guess who wrote it? Yep..http://www.yelp.com/not_recommended_reviews/_6XzeU1OvEI7q3GAWaO0SQ

May 30, 2014 at 12:22 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Bwahahahahahaha! Grasping much, TheSexOffenderJackDennis? Alprova has been roasting you for the past few days and that is the best you can come up with? Do you think posters here will just forget you're an admitted sex offender by bringing up alprova's yelp post?

So alprova is "deeply disturbed", yet you are using his picture as your avatar. Let me be more clear: you are using a picture of another poster, alprova, as your avatar while you accuse that person, alprova, of being "deeply disturbed". Am I understanding this correctly? You're insane. Like legitimately mentally ill.

Absolutely pitiful.

May 30, 2014 at 12:41 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Alpo has been roasting me? That's a hoot, paralegal. A hoot.

May 30, 2014 at 12:43 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Yes, alprova has been clipping your nuts daily. It's quite obvious you're reeling from it. Hell, you have his picture as your avatar! It's obvious the man is in your head.

It's spelled "truth", not "hoot", TheSexOffenderJackDennis.

May 30, 2014 at 12:53 a.m.
alprova said...

Jack's reputation is firmly established for all time on this site, just as it is on the Knoxville, Tennessee sex offender's lists. Unless he changes his identity, he will find himself with absolutely no allies in this forum.

I'm not engaging with you any more Jack. You're a disgusting person, with absolutely no redeeming qualities. You're a child in a man's body, which explains your attraction to children.

I'm here to discuss the issues. You're here to troll this forum. I need not type another word to you. You've sunk your own battleship.

Sooner or later, when you are totally ignored, you'll move on elsewhere. You have no friends here. Your welcome is worn out.

I wonder what your Twitter pals would think to learn of your confession in this forum. Maybe it's time I joined Twitter and found out.

Mr. Perv, I wrote that Yelp review six months before I became associated with the business, so I fail to see what point you were attempting to make. I was indeed a customer of the business for many years.

I also fail to see why you are blaming me for your confession you typed into this forum. Your behavior this morning is indicative of the reason why you are in a very uncomfortable position at the moment. You just don't know when to quit.

You asked for it.

The only remaining problem is, that I think you seem to love your newfound reputation a bit too much. You seem to be proud of your record.

You're a very sick man.

May 30, 2014 at 1:52 a.m.
joepulitzer said...

If thejack is, indeed, "a very sick man," you, al, are a very foolish man. He knows your identity. Sweet dreams.

May 30, 2014 at 5:43 a.m.
AgentX said...

All of these posts that have nothing to do with the cartoon.

I had a conversation with someone the other day about this issue, and they were saying that you can't discriminate against the mentally ill when it comes to purchasing a firearm. I'm not saying that the "metally ill" can't own firearms, but I don't see why mental issues can't be taken into account during the process, like the background check. Does it make sense to allow a person with a violent past and expressions of hate and rage to purchase a firearm?
A bartender can get in legal trouble for serving alcohol to someone that is "drunk", because of what they could do to themselves or someone else.

May 30, 2014 at 7:50 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

<<The liar says "Mr. Perv, I wrote that Yelp review six months before I became associated with the business, so I fail to see what point you were attempting to make. I was indeed a customer of the business for many years." Uh huh You ain't seen nuttin yet, libelous one

May 30, 2014 at 7:51 a.m.
moon4kat said...

I agree with Agent X. Way too many angry paranoids have guns.

May 30, 2014 at 7:53 a.m.
alprova said...

Joepulitzer wrote: "If thejack is, indeed, "a very sick man," you, al, are a very foolish man. He knows your identity. Sweet dreams."

Everyone knows my identity. I don't hide behind a computer monitor and take pot shots at others like some of you people.

'Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

May 30, 2014 at 7:59 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^^ a disingenuous putz

May 30, 2014 at 8:05 a.m.
conservative said...

The man first killed three people by knife stabbing. He also injured others with his car in an attempt to kill.

People bent on killing will use anything at their disposal.

Liberals like Mr. Bennett will always attack guns and the Second Amendment, it is one of their default positions to stir up their sheep, the First Amendment being another.

The two are not going away, "good luck with that" applies here.

May 30, 2014 at 8:12 a.m.
joepulitzer said...

Bible verse? OK, who is Jesus, alfoola? And I don't mean a soccer player from Mexico.

May 30, 2014 at 8:15 a.m.
alprova said...

The very sick man wrote: "Uh huh You ain't seen nuttin yet, libelous one"

Please...you've got me quaking in my pretty pink bunny slippers.

May 30, 2014 at 8:29 a.m.
alprova said...

Joe, I'm not up for a game of 20 questions, plus I don't happen to find you remotely worth the time to respond to.

You're quite an ass. You're also one of those people hiding behind a computer monitor.

Go find someone else to try to impress with your kind of Christianity.

I'm all booked up here.

May 30, 2014 at 8:35 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

The liar says "Please...you've got me quaking in my pretty pink bunny slippers." *Did you mean "slipper"? What happened to " I'm not engaging with you any more Jack."?

May 30, 2014 at 8:42 a.m.
LibDem said...

AgentX and moon4kat, Good luck on turning the discussion to the cartoon. There is no one home here.

May 30, 2014 at 9:08 a.m.
alprova said...

What is there to write about today's carton that hasn't been written ten times before?

How 'bout this...

If you're feeling stressed out, anxious, or paranoid about the President of the United States, or anything political, which leaves you feeling inadequate in terms of your own self-worth, open the bottle, load your gun, and blow your brains out!!

Now there's a good use for a weapon and I fully endorse it.

May 30, 2014 at 9:28 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^^ Very Christian of you

May 30, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.
timbo said...

The guy was nuts. Every one knew he was nuts and no one did anything about it. The idiot Bennett blames guns when three victims were stabbed. Maybe Bennett should give up his steak knives.

The feminists are howling about this is how men see them and treat them...blah..blah..blah.. 4 victim were men. The truth hurts doesn't it.

May 30, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.
LibDem said...

"...written ten times before..."

A good call on this conversation.

May 30, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.

Exactly right, Timbo. The guy was in therapy since he was 8? Everyone that could've done something about it did nothing. He is ultimately responsible. He's a man, not a kid. But, to believe his therapist(s) was unaware that something like this could happen, or his parents weren't aware, would be ridiculous. Look at the way certain people have jumped all over this asap, one of the victims' uncle all of sudden is on tv, smiling,going on talk shows and crusading against guns, then the feminists are declaring things like, "he represents all men".

May 30, 2014 at 11:41 a.m.

Guns and men are being fashioned into the issue here. The issue is why wasn't this guy institutionalized. It's possible that people are just born evil and are determined to do bad things.

May 30, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.

I see that the VA's Eric Shinseki has resigned. One word, scapegoat. Everything's all better now! LOL

May 30, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^^ and the sad thing is, these politicians don't give a rat's a$$ about the Vets. Just righteous political indignation. If they cared, the problem would never have reached this point. Disgusting.

May 30, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.

It is disgusting and has been festering a long time, way before this boob was in the WH. Everyone going way back has to answer for it.

May 30, 2014 at 1:07 p.m.
LibDem said...

zableedofisterix, There are many people in our society who should be institutionalized. The problem is 1) it's expensive and 2) well, maybe I'd be selected. I think we need to tamp down the fear in our society so that carrying and using a gun doesn't seem so 'normal'. Maybe the crazies are just following the crowd.

I'm in my eighth decade and, with the exception of the years in the Army, I've never had, wanted or needed a gun. I go wherever I wish. We have prominent politicians and leaders who tell us almost daily that we're not safe to go to McDonald's without a gun. In some parts of the world, one risks explosives to go vote but in America we can't walk out our doors.

What is wrong and how do we fix it?

May 30, 2014 at 1:09 p.m.

Well, LibDem, I don't own a gun either. It's not that I'm opposed to owning one, or have a problem with them, it's that I just never took the time to learn to use one. The "fear" people feel is real in my opinion. Gun laws are obeyed by law abiding citizens, not criminals. They can get guns anytime they want through all kinds of unlawful ways. The crazies are crazy no matter what. Clearly this guy had huge issues from the time he was small.

I'm not sure what the best thing to do is, but one thing that has to change regarding legitimate nut jobs though, is that therapists must be made more accountable for this kind of situation. They know more than anyone what someone might be capable of, and they should have a responsibility to report potential danger.

I don't see the logic of cracking down on law abiding citizens, who have to jump through hoops to own a gun anyway. The question is how to make it more difficult to take guns away from criminals. They're the ones who are committing the crimes.

May 30, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.
alprova said...

Z-man wrote: "It is disgusting and has been festering a long time, way before this boob was in the WH. Everyone going way back has to answer for it."

I'm proud to see you type that. It is the most sensical thing you've ever offered into this forum and I am in full agreement with it.

May 30, 2014 at 1:25 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

<<< I'm sure Zab is thrilled about getting your approval.

May 30, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.
timbo said...

alprova...the problem is Obama made it a central theme of his campaign and most of the others didn't. Glad to see you agree with Z-man that Obama is a "boob."

He is the weakest, most unqualified, corruupt, wimp ever to be in the White House.

May 30, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.
alprova said...

Weak?..maybe. But then, I'm quite sick of chest beaters who sound the war drums at the drop of a pin.

Unqualified? Who REALLY is qualified for the office?

No one walks into the Oval Office knowing EXACTLY what to do. Every President has a staff of people advising him of EVERYTHING.

If you want to suggest that some of those people advising him are inept, then you might hit a nail on the head.

Corrupt? I don't see it.

Corrupt Presidents are removed from office. Not one charge against the man has stuck and I am confident not one ever will.

But I see nothing corrupt about the man at all. Nothing.

May 30, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.
alprova said...

Someone farted in the room: "<<< I'm sure Zab is thrilled about getting your approval."

http://www.maddisdesigns.com/images/11062easter108.jpg

May 30, 2014 at 2:13 p.m.
LibDem said...

zableedofisterix, What you say makes sense. The guys downtown driving about with guns are unlikely to get permits and probably don't see a therapist. I'm just suggesting that we need to make gun possession less macho. We need political and social leaders who aren't afraid to say that guns are stupid and a real man can walk about without one.

May 30, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.
timbo said...

alprova...The guy in charge is the guy responsible. You keep letting him off the hook like he is some kid. His MO is stonewalling and trying to put things off until he leaves office. Benghazi, the IRS, and the VETS will get him this time. He has been caught in lie after lie..

He is unqualified because of his background. He had no executive experience and it shows. He is pathetic. He couldn't run a flea circus.

You are like my mom, if Obama was having sex with a nanny goat on National television live in front of 100 preachers, you would say that ain't Obama, that isn't a goat, and those aren't preachers.

May 30, 2014 at 2:51 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Sorry, Anthony. I urge all to lay-off you. As you are most certainly ill.

May 30, 2014 at 2:54 p.m.
alprova said...

Timbo wrote: "alprova...The guy in charge is the guy responsible. You keep letting him off the hook like he is some kid."

And people like yourself have the mistaken belief that one man can know Every single damn thing that goes on throughout the entire nation.

It's laughable.

"His MO is stonewalling and trying to put things off until he leaves office. Benghazi, the IRS, and the VETS will get him this time. He has been caught in lie after lie.."

Benghazi is and always has been a witch hunt. The IRS "scandal" is going nowhere as well. And even the Sepaker of the House came out and stated that no one man was responsible for the VA mess.

You cannot name one provable lie that the President has told about anything. Remember, proving a lie means proving that the man knew the truth when he related something.

"He is unqualified because of his background. He had no executive experience and it shows. He is pathetic. He couldn't run a flea circus."

Hey...I think the man has done a fine job, and most of the nation agrees with me. Fox News polls do not count for gauging the pulse of the nation.

"You are like my mom, if Obama was having sex with a nanny goat on National television live in front of 100 preachers, you would say that ain't Obama, that isn't a goat, and those aren't preachers."

I'm not quite that bad, but if and when the President is actually caught with his pants down around his ankles, having sex with a nanny goat in front of 100 preachers, you ber SURE to get back to me.

May 30, 2014 at 4:07 p.m.
alprova said...

"Sorry, Anthony. I urge all to lay-off you. As you are most certainly ill."

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZHKeUJP0-1s/UQZ5L6y1KoI/AAAAAAAAQRI/mw03XFNabEo/s1600/butthurtmatador.jpg

May 30, 2014 at 4:11 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^^ see what I mean?

May 30, 2014 at 5:13 p.m.
fairmon said...

alprova post...

If you want to suggest that some of those people advising him are inept, then you might hit a nail on the head.

I see nothing corrupt about the man at all. Nothing.

I have never said he was corrupt. I have often said he did not do well in selecting those to fill key positions. His criteria and selection process are flawed. He can't know everything every day but he could select people that can put in place systems to detect poor performance or wrong doing.

May 30, 2014 at 5:23 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Alpo says "I'm not quite that bad, but if and when the President is actually caught with his pants down around his ankles, having sex with a nanny goat in front of 100 preachers, you ber SURE to get back to me." With deep respect, someone is missing the point.

May 30, 2014 at 5:25 p.m.
Reardon said...

AL and Jack -- after several years of verbal jousting, 'tis time to pick a spot to meet, beat the sh!t out of each other, laugh it off, and call it even.

Jack -- I've been a forum geek for 15 years and I've never witnessed trolling at such an elite level.

Of the 3 or 4 years I've read the Bennett cartoons and contributed on occasion, Al has been here and has irked me plenty of times with his Socialist bent.

That said, I never would allow his divergent views to bother me to the point of putting his picture on my avatar, or trolling him beyond attacking his political view points.

Give it up, Jack. And Al, stop feeding the troll.

Lastly, welcome back, Easy123 -- by the way, I've been reading Arguably by Christopher Hitchens -- great reading; highly recommended.

May 30, 2014 at 5:50 p.m.

Timbo, you're correct. You would think from the way he's being defended, even at this point, that BO is not in charge, is not connected with anything that goes wrong, is still campaigning as an outsider, is unaware at worst when there's a problem, and that the folks around him are the screw ups. He gets a pass only because even at this late date no one wants to be branded a racist for criticizing him.

I don't think most people, LibDem, walk around thinking they need a gun to prove that they're macho. Gang bangers do, but most folks don't have that mentality.

Poor Barack, he means so well. I don't think guns are "stupid", and they're not stupid. They serve a purpose. Most politicians are very much hypocrites anyway. I wonder how many politicians talk about banning guns, but own some themselves?

May 30, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.
alprova said...

Ban all guns!! Ban 'em All!! Ban all knives!! Ban all fists!!! Just cut 'em off!! No more baseball!! Ban all bats!! No frying pans!! No hammers!!! I'm sure I've forgotten something...

That way, we might all have a chance to live to be senior citizens.

May 30, 2014 at 6:46 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Reardon,

Thank you! Arguably is the most thought-provoking book I've ever read. I'm glad to hear that you're reading it! Never stop your search for truth, my friend.

May 30, 2014 at 8:45 p.m.
fairmon said...

What would you do? Is it possible to stop the use of guns to commit a crime? Mexico has gun laws second to none but it doesn't appear to work, in fact the no gun law helps the Cartels who are heavily armed and they have killed thousands.

May 30, 2014 at 9:56 p.m.
fairmon said...

Pelosi suggest the current administration is not at fault in the VA scandal. She has to be the dumbest most unlikeable person in all of D.C. Think about it, you set up a liberal reward system for seeing veterans within 14 days of their requesting an appointment then put the same people in charge of keeping the metrics. Why is it so shocking some were keeping two sets of books in order to get the bonus? This is typical of most government run programs. Obviously the person or people putting the bonus plan in place had no experience with incentive pay plans. Congress has a higher percent of hypocrites than churches which average 90%+.

May 30, 2014 at 10:07 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Reardon, I'm afraid you're letting your politics rule your judgement. You simply cannot condone the malicious lies that alpo has posted about me (hundreds of times), then accuse me of trolling. I don't give a hootNhell about his politics. It's the blatant lies that he continues to post. Surely you don't condone this. Right? Oh yeah, please define troll for me.

May 30, 2014 at 10:31 p.m.
alprova said...

Jack, for the umpteenth time, it is categorically impossible for me to "lie" about that which you, of your own free will, confessed to.

It's been nearly two weeks, and you STILL refuse to explain why it was you chose to admit you were Jack Dana Dennis.

Man the $%&# up and quit blaming me for finding yourself in the limelight at the moment. You started it when you began posting personal info about me. How does it feel?

Remember, you admitted it. No one held a gun to your head.

alprova said..."OMG...you admit it?"

May 18, 2014 at 11:37 p.m.


TheJackDennis said...Yes, Anthony. I really should thank you for exposing me. It's a great relief to rid myself of this burden. I'm struggling to make things right. Pray for me.

May 18, 2014 at 11:43 p.m.


You are a troll because your demeanor in this forum has always involved personal attacks on others. You occasionally post on an issue, and that usually involves cutting and pasting the work of others.

You're a sh!t pot stirrer, plain and simple.

Now you're a confessed sex offender troll. You're done. You're quite friendless in this forum. You're an outcast.

Goodbye and good luck!!

May 30, 2014 at 11:16 p.m.
Easy123 said...

What "malicious lies" do you speak of? Being a sex offender? You admitted to that. How can someone lie about something you confessed to?

Your sanctimonious act doesn't work. People have read your bullsh!t enough to know that nothing you say is genuine or reasonable. Remember when you used to claim to be a "moderate"? How many times have you tried to reinvent yourself with a new screen name? You're a diseased rodent on these threads.

"In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion."

Before you say respond with your usual "isn't that what we all do here?" response when called a troll. The answer is no, that's not what we all do here. I would explain further, but you wouldn't understand.

Did I cover everything sufficiently enough, TheSexOffenderJackDennis? I'll slow down if you need me to.

May 30, 2014 at 11:19 p.m.
alprova said...

Fairmon, you're determined to place the blame for this VA mess at Obama's feet.

Pelosi is right.

The bonus plan for saving the Government money while administering VA benefits has been in effect since the 80's. It has been responsible for VA messes every single time this issue crops to the surface.

The bonus system, as it currently is, needs to be abolished.

Administrators need to be evaluated through the implementation of a complaint system that VA administrators have absolutely no control over.

Of course, all this depends on how committed the Government truly is, in honoring our Veterans to start with, and I'm not convinced that the right kind of concern is in evidence.

Lip service is all that has been done for decades.

Talk tough, roll a few heads, and when it all dies down again, negligence is reborn.

There are many common sense ways to monitor those in charge of administering and Caring for our Vets. But no one seems to be doing a damn thing about it.

Blaming the current President is very laughable. I used to think you had a good head on your shoulders, about most things, but you're WAY off base on this one.

May 30, 2014 at 11:28 p.m.
Reardon said...

Jack:

I get what you're saying. You feel you are being called out unfairly and unethically.

Let's say none of what Easy and Al saying about your past is true. Guess what? It's still... THE INTERWEBS!

It's not the real world!

Do you realize that, for the first 1 or 2 years I contributed to this forum, I would waste my valuable time objecting to Al and his hardcore Maobama Socialism?

After those years and the last 3 I've more or less spent away from here doing something actually productive with my life, he's still the same person; nothing I say or anyone else has said is going to change his opinion, or anyone else's opinion.

My point is -- why would you (or anyone for that matter) waste valuable breath and mental occupation over an Internet feud?

This forum bares no impact on REALITY -- it is a distraction away from more important matters. Who cares what Al (or anyone) thinks of you? You could walk away, never come back, and this forum would have ZERO practical effect on your reality (not including what effect YOU let it have on yourself).

May 30, 2014 at 11:39 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

easy says "In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion." It would seem to me, junior, that you just described yourself. You're a contemptible little liar, Bunky. How do you live with the dishonesty?

May 30, 2014 at 11:55 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Alpo says "Man the $%&# up and quit blaming me for finding yourself in the limelight at the moment. You started it when you began posting personal info about me. How does it feel?" As I recall, Stump, the only personal thing I ever posted about you was your hideous picture. From Facebook. (what a selection btw)..You know Facebook, huh Gimp...you got all over mine, not to mention working my Twitter account. So who's the bad guy, Ahab? Hmmm? You're to be pitied, not provoked, but I can't help myself. Not going away either, Shorty.

May 31, 2014 at 12:03 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Reardon: Sage advice.

May 31, 2014 at 12:04 a.m.
alprova said...

Jack, your memory is as selective as your recollection of your own confession. And because I'm not a little whiner like you are, I'll not remind you of all your crap.

I won the pissing contest. You lost, big time.

You may not go away, for now, but you have become persona non-grata. You have no allies here. Your confession sunk your little tug boat.

I truly never need to post another word to you. The damage is done. You did it to yourself.

I know you're going to do everything you can to get me to break my silence, but this is my last post to you Mr. sex offender.

You're not worth the powder to blow you to hell.

Have a nice life, what's left of it, you creep.

May 31, 2014 at 12:14 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Alpo says "I know you're going to do everything you can to get me to break my silence, but this is my last post to you Mr. sex offender" I'll save this one Peg. BTW, how many times have you sworn off responding to me? Just another in a loooong list of lies. See ya soon, Shorty.

May 31, 2014 at 12:24 a.m.
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