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So many of you have been following this blog since 2004 that I feel like a member of a huge web community.

I have enjoyed bringing you The Cartoon or Cartoons of the Week, the Quotes, the Political and Arts News, the Blogrolls to the best sites in America and beyond… They are all a joy to put together. Often we get the breaking political stories before you see them anywhere else. And our wide open communication channels with readers can’t be beat.

Well, once again, I need YOUR help to keep it going. I’m hoping you will make a small contribution, by PayPal or credit/debit card, in support of Under The LobsterScope. You’d be amazed at how much $5.00 can do to help me bring more and more to these pages. And it is probably the LOWEST annual subscription fee you will make to any publication… interactive or not.

And for a contribution of $5.00 (or MORE) you will receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Cast O’ Characters  - one of my very favorites and my most used.

(I send you the True Type versions for both Macs and PCs by email). I regularly sell this font for $29.95. (See the Sample Below.)

You should know, however, that even a contribution of only $1.00 adds to the ability of this unemployed blogger to find things for your benefit, and gives you my heartfelt thanks. By clicking on the DONATE button below, you tell me that Under The LobsterScope makes a difference in your time on the web.

Thanks,

- Bill T.

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My thanks to Beverle Bloch for today’s donation to Under The LobsterScope. Watch your e-mail, your Bill’s Cast O’ Characters font is on the way!

- Bill

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Under The LobsterScope needs YOUR help to keep going…

…but there’s something in it for you (beyond the daily goodies put out for your enjoyment):

Support this blog with $5.00 or more…

…and get “Bill’s Cast O’ Characters,” a great image font,based on authentic turn-of-the-century ornaments in the Barnhart Bros. & Spindler specimen book, e-mailed to you immediately.

So many of you have been following this blog since 2004 that I feel like a member of a huge web community.

I have enjoyed bringing you The Cartoon or Cartoons of the Week, the Quotes, the Political and Arts News, the Blogrolls to the best sites in America and beyond… They are all a joy to put together. Often we get the breaking political stories before you see them anywhere else. And our wide open communication channels with readers can’t be beat.

Well, once again, I need YOUR help to keep it going. I’m hoping you will make a small contribution, by PayPal or credit/debit card, in support of Under The LobsterScope. You’d be amazed at how much $5.00 can do to help me bring more and more to these pages. And it is probably the LOWEST annual subscription fee you will make to any publication… interactive or not.

And for a contribution of $5.00 (or MORE) you will receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Cast O’ Characters  - one of my very favorites and my most used.

(I send you the True Type versions for both Macs and PCs by email). I regularly sell this font for $29.95. (See the Sample Below.)

You should know, however, that even a contribution of only $1.00 adds to the ability of this unemployed blogger to find things for your benefit, and gives you my heartfelt thanks. By clicking on the DONATE button below, you tell me that Under The LobsterScope makes a difference in your time on the web.

Thanks,

- Bill T.

 

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Under The LobsterScope needs your help to keep going…

…but there’s something in it for you (beyond the daily goodies put out for your enjoyment):

Support this blog with $5.00 or more…

…and get “Bill’s Cast O’ Characters,” a great image font,based on authentic turn-of-the-century ornaments in the Barnhart Bros. & Spindler specimen book, e-mailed to you immediately.

So many of you have been following this blog since 2004 that I feel like a member of a huge web community.

I have enjoyed bringing you The Cartoon or Cartoons of the Week, the Quotes, the Political and Arts News, the Blogrolls to the best sites in America and beyond… They are all a joy to put together. Often we get the breaking political stories before you see them anywhere else. And our wide open communication channels with readers can’t be beat.

Well, once again, I need YOUR help to keep it going. I’m hoping you will make a small contribution, by PayPal or credit/debit card, in support of Under The LobsterScope. You’d be amazed at how much $5.00 can do to help me bring more and more to these pages. And it is probably the LOWEST annual subscription fee you will make to any publication… interactive or not.

And for a contribution of $5.00 (or MORE) you will receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Cast O’ Characters  - one of my very favorites and my most used.

(I send you the True Type versions for both Macs and PCs by email). I regularly sell this font for $29.95. (See the Sample Below.)

You should know, however, that even a contribution of only $1.00 adds to the ability of this unemployed blogger to find things for your benefit, and gives you my heartfelt thanks. By clicking on the DONATE button below, you tell me that Under The LobsterScope makes a difference in your time on the web.

Thanks,

- Bill T.

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February Pitch for Blog Support…

Under The LobsterScope needs your help to keep going…

…but there’s something in it for you (beyond the daily goodies put out for your enjoyment):

Support this blog with $5.00 or more…

…and get “Bill’s Cast O’ Characters,” a great image font,based on authentic turn-of-the-century ornaments in the Barnhart Bros. & Spindler specimen book, e-mailed to you immediately.

So many of you have been following this blog since 2004 that I feel like a member of a huge web community.

I have enjoyed bringing you The Cartoon or Cartoons of the Week, the Quotes, the Political and Arts News, the Blogrolls to the best sites in America and beyond… They are all a joy to put together. Often we get the breaking political stories before you see them anywhere else. And our wide open communication channels with readers can’t be beat.

Well, once again, I need YOUR help to keep it going. I’m hoping you will make a small contribution, by PayPal or credit/debit card, in support of Under The LobsterScope. You’d be amazed at how much $5.00 can do to help me bring more and more to these pages. And it is probably the LOWEST annual subscription fee you will make to any publication… interactive or not.

And for a contribution of $5.00 (or MORE) you will receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Cast O’ Characters  - one of my very favorites and my most used.

(I send you the True Type versions for both Macs and PCs by email). I regularly sell this font for $29.95. (See the Sample Below.)

You should know, however, that even a contribution of only $1.00 adds to the ability of this unemployed blogger to find things for your benefit, and gives you my heartfelt thanks. By clicking on the DONATE button below, you tell me that Under The LobsterScope makes a difference in your time on the web.

Thanks,

- Bill T.

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Cartoon(s) of the Week – What will we do for humor when Newt is gone?

Signe Wilkinson in The Courier-Journal:

One of these days, Newt, POW….

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Chan Lowe in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

Are his hopes up in the air?

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David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

He’ll treat us like family…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

But he’s open to review…NOT.

Under The LobsterScope needs your help to keep going…

…but there’s something in it for you (beyond the daily goodies put out for your enjoyment):

Support this blog with $5.00 or more…

…and get “Bill’s Barnhart Ornaments,” a great image font,based on authentic turn-of-the-century ornaments in the Barnhart Bros. & Spindler specimen book, e-mailed to you immediately.

So many of you have been following this blog since 2004 that I feel like a member of a huge web community.

I have enjoyed bringing you The Cartoon or Cartoons of the Week, the Quotes, the Political and Arts News, the Blogrolls to the best sites in America and beyond… They are all a joy to put together. Often we get the breaking political stories before you see them anywhere else. And our wide open communication channels with readers can’t be beat.

Well, once again, I need YOUR help to keep it going. I’m hoping you will make a small contribution, by PayPal or credit/debit card, in support of Under The LobsterScope. You’d be amazed at how much $5.00 can do to help me bring more and more to these pages. And it is probably the LOWEST annual subscription fee you will make to any publication… interactive or not.

And for a contribution of $5.00 (or MORE) you will receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Barnhart Ornaments (I send you the True Type versions for both Macs and PCs by email). I regularly sell this font for $29.95. (See the Sample Below.)

You should know, however, that even a contribution of only $1.00 adds to the ability of this unemployed blogger to find things for your benefit, and gives you my heartfelt thanks. By clicking on the DONATE button below, you tell me that Under The LobsterScope makes a difference in your time on the web.

Thanks,

- Bill T.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Did the Republicans have a Merry Week Before Christmas?

Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

Everyone showed their true colors in Congress in the last week…
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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald leader


… even if their vote would mean ultimate disaster for the country…
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Tony Auth in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

… but eventually the things they voted down will come back to haunt them…
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David Horsey in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

… and there won’t be any money left to get us out of trouble.

 

Merry Christmas…

-Bill

Cartoon(s) of the Week – If we could all get along!

Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

We often think there is a way to compromise…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… even with Mitch McConnell

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Jeff Stahler in the Columbus Dispatch:

… but do any of us really mean it?

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star-Ledger:

So let’s not waste time on compromise, but get back to giving the voters what they want.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Perhaps Reality Will Set In…

Rex Babin in the Sacramento Bee:

Perhaps the Teabaggers are suffering from shortness of view…

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Chan Lowe in the South Florida Sentinel (reprinted from 2009):

Perhaps McCain can tell…

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Matt Davies in The (Westchester NY) Journal News:

Perhaps the Congress will get back to this after the election…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Perhaps real Americans are uneducated and closed minded…

Cartoon(s) of the Week… Teabaggers Topple Traditional Tag Teams…

Jeff Danziger in the L.A. Times:

Post Primaries’ Pachyderm Pandemonium…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Rough Ride Racks Right…

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Chan Lowe in the South Florida Sun Sentinel:

Couch Candidates Claim Congress…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Reality Rejected Republican Rhetoric…

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

Whores Walk With Wealth.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The President Says Iraqi Fighting is Over…

Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

In and Out and…IN?

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Jimmy Margulies in NorthJersey.com:

Then again, what do we really pay attention to aside from American Idol?

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Clay bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

At least Iraq will be able to take care of itself… you bet!

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Perhaps SOMETHING useful came out of Iraq… like discovering what’s wrong with US.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Questionable Issues of Republican Politics

Jeff Stahler in the Columbus Dispatch:

How do you make a scared American?

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

How do you create a phony issue?

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

How do you build on the public’s knowledge of American History?

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Milt Priggee at MiltPriggee.com:

If you can’t do all these things to avoid REAL Issues, how can you be a Republican?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – A Time of Standards

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press:

The Oil Industry: our Marketing Standard!

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Bruce Beattie in the Daytona Beach News-Journal:

Fox News, our Reporting Standard!

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

The G.O.P., our Political Standard!

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Unwinnable Wars, our Military Standard!

Cartoon(s) of the Week — Race Raises Its Head

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

The Shirley Sherrod incident brought up the Race issue this past week and it wouldn’t go away… for this we thank the Right (and their amazing Murdoch-iated Media at Fox News) for catching us AGAIN!

- and -

Pat Oliphant, NYT Syndicate:

And , of course, these situations bring out the REAL PROFESSIONALS…

- and -

Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

And it is easy fool all of the people some of the time… hell, you can probably do it ALL of the time.

I was never more disappointed as when I discovered that Andrew Breitbart was Orson Bean’s Son In Law!

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Spill Situation

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times-Free Press;
So much for the Louisiana fishing industry…

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J. D. Crowe in the Mobile Press-Register

…and someone, somewhere assumes that this mess can be handled.

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I’ve saved the best for last…John Sherffius in the Boulder Daily Camera:

…and did I hear that the Kennedy Compound residents were trying to keep windmills away from the Cape? When you compare them to the oil mess, they are sculptural and beautiful!

Let’s see if Cartoonists will stand up in the face of Muslim religious threats…

I took this off Professor Jonathan Turley’s blog (http://jonathanturley.org):
clipped from jonathanturley.org

Seattle Cartoonist Declares May 20th as “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”

While a Saudi lawyer is suing in England over the Danish cartoon controversy (here), Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris has declared May 20th “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.” Norris took the action after the shameful decision of Comedy Central to censor an episode of South Park after Muslims threatened to kill the creators of South Park for showing Mohammed in a bear suit.

Norris has asked other artists to submit drawings as part of Citizens Against Citizens Against Humor (CACAH) on May 20th.

She will have difficulty finding a publisher. While newspapers have supported the cartoonists in the Danish case, you will notice that no images of Mohammed appear in the leading papers, including pictures of the cartoon in articles discussing the controversy.

For the full story, click here.

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Cartoon(s) of the Week – With the Stevens Retirement, there is an Elephant in the Room

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:


… because the Court HAS to be impartial (hee hee)

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

- and -

Ed Gamble in the Florida Times-Union:

… the Republican Health Care decision. Oooops, I mean Supreme Court nominee plans…

Cartoon(s) of the Week – 2 Views of Today’s World

John Sherffius in the Boulder Camera:

Boys, boys! Calm down!

- and -

Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

Or, as McLuhan said, The Medium is the Message.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – I had two favorites.

Bob Englehart in The Hartford Courant:

Don’t Criticize Judges. They Bite.

Clay Jones in the Fredericksburg Free Lance – Star:

History in the Sight of God! Goodbye Reality.

I just discovered the funniest site on the web…

It’s J.C. Duffy’s NIGHT DEPOSITS.

A Sample:

BOHEMIAN DUST BUNNY BAR

Terrific cartoons!

Cartoon(s) of the Week

Looks like we have a theme running here.

Joel Pett in USA Today:

What is the Republican Main Concern?

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Chan Lowe in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

What is the Republican Main Concern?

- and -

Jimmy Margulies, North Jersey Media Group:

What is the Republican Main Concern?

-and-

Daryl Cagle, MSNBC.com:

What is the Republican Main Concern?

It certainly isn’t getting Health Care Reform for America!

Cartoon(s) of the Week… Sooo many choices.

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Sure… why not?

- and -

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Boy, these southern cartoonists are really hit by the snow…

- and -

To get off the snow for a minute…

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Ahhh…bipartisanship.

What a great week for cartoons!

Cartoon(s) of the Week

A few goodies this week:

1.) Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

This one made my Groundhog Day…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Quite an accurate picture of the Republican response to bipartisanship…

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John Trever in The Albuquerque Journal

Budget figure problems are all in your point of view.

Cartoon(s) of the Week… concerning Haiti

Is there a more important story this week? I doubt it.

Ed Stein at UFS:

Enough said.

You can make a donation to the American Red Cross International Response Fund at www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donors can designate their gifts to Haiti relief. You can also donate $10 to Haiti relief by texting “HAITI” to 90999.

Tony Auth at the Philadelphia Inquirer:

…and if you were going to donate money to Robertson’s ministry, perhaps you’ll give it to Haiti instead.

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