Daily Archives: September 18, 2011

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Can’t we just agree on SOMETHING?

Jeff Danziger, New York Times Syndicate:

To quote the Tea Party Folks: “Let Them Die!”

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Ben Sargent, Austin American-Statesman:

If you can’t love it, kill it.

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Tom Toles, The Washington Post:

Will a new nation be born? Doubtful.

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Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution;

of course, not everyone NEEDS to vote…

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Ted Rall, L. A. Times:

It’s a good thing candidates believe in something.

Hearing Richard Dreyfus

Elly and I went to hear Richard Dreyfus speak at Shepherd last night on the subject of teaching civics in our schools… something for which he has founded a new organization, The Dreyfus Initiative, which is setting up a Center over in Charles Town.

We got there a half-hour before the speech and the Byrd Center auditorium was already full. We got shuffled into the second overflow room which filled in about ten minutes. We got to watch Dreyfus on a big screen television via C-Span, which was recording the speech for later broadcast. For those, even in the overflow rooms, who wanted to meet him, there was to be a very crowded reception afterward.

You can go here to listen to the speech: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Drey. I think you’ll be impressed… I was. I’d rather you heard the substance of his message, which closely relates to the major problems our country faces as we become a frozen left-right situation without the civility which was a part of America from its beginning.

Yesterday was Constitution Day, something I hadn’t realized. I guess this is just not promoted by our government or the press.