Blog Archives

Cartoon(s) of the Week – It’s all over. Where are we?

Kevin Siers in The Charlotte Observer:

Perhaps we can start on getting religion out of politics. What are we, the Taliban?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

At least we know now that America is more than old white men…

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Joel Pett in The Lexington Herald-Leader:

Of course, some Republicans will probably continue their uncooperativeness. It will kill them later.

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Mike Luckovich in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Of course, this may make at least one news organization reevaluate it’s strategy…

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Adam Zyglis in the Buffalo News:

And now forward into the second term (thanks, in part, to General Motors.)
 

 

 

 

 

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Cartoon(s) of the Week – Election is crawling toward it’s end. I am sooo thankful.

I’ll be so glad when all this election brouhaha is over. I’ll be so depressed if Romney captures a majority of American votes… in other words, I will think so much is wrong with this country’s education policies.

Bob Englehart in the The Hartford Courant:

So how likely is it that doing tax favors for the top 1% will raise the job totals?

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Kevin Siers in The Charlotte Observer:

At least Romney makes it clear who his support base won’t be…

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Joel Pett in The Lexington Herald-Leader:

One day women might disable the positions of Romney and his buddies…

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David Fitzsimmons in The Arizona Daily Star:

Some time accusations reverse themselves to define the accuser.

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Foreign policy requires a lot of basic knowledge. Romney doesn’t seem to have any.

 

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – What do the Republican Candidates do to communicate their positions?

David Horsey in the L.A. Times:

So Biden kept his presence and Ryan kept up his lies…

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Adam Zyglis in The Buffalo News:

It is clear Biden chewed him up…

Joe Heller in the Green Bay Press Gazette:

And, of course, the lowering of the jobless rate throws a scare into Republicans for Halloween…

Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

And more numbers are getting into the election confusion…

Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Do you wonder why Ryan wants to take away our government support and replace it with advertising?

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

But we are left with a candidate who can be anything we want…but with no substance.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Romney’s Convention Bounce?

 

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

This week we evaluated results…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

… and not all bumps are wished for…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

… but we know he’s ready to bring his bounce to ordinary people…

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Bill Day in The Commercial Appeal:

… and he brought his bounce to the celebration of Labor Day…

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Bob Englehart in The Hartford Courant:

…but most of us wondered when we would Labor again… especially if we elected Romney.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – What was the Republican Convention like?

 

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

What a tremendous image the Republicans set at their Convention…

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Steve Sack in the Star Tribune:

It was interesting to guess who was in charge…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Of course, I wonder why so many seniors at the Convention thought Romney and Ryan were their solution…

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

The Convention showed us how Romney started in the lower middle class…just like us!

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David Horsey in the L. A. Tribune:

The Convention, however, had great moments of entertainment…

 

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Asking Questions

David Horsey in the L. A. Times:


Do you ever question what has become of our culture?

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Rick McKee in the Augusta Chronicle:

Or the morality of our heroes?

 

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Mike Keefe in the Denver Post:

Or the progress we have made in race relations?

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Stuart Carlson of Universal Press Syndicate:

Or how politicians can bamboozle voters?

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Jack Ohman in The Oregonian:

Or why we let our representatives have what they deny us?

 

I do.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Answering Conservative Questions

Nate Beeler in the Columbus Dispatch:

Romney plans his first day in office…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

After all, he has presidential history to guide him…

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Steve Sack in the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

So just what does being a conservative mean?

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…and how will conservatives preserve their power?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Thankfully, we have Google to answer all the questions.

 

Carrtoon(s) of the Week – News of the Right

Sorry I missed last week while I was in the Hospital. I’ll try to make up for it this week with the following selection:

David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

Shedding a light on  the Right…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Discovering humor in the House…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Exploring the focus of Fox…

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Giving up groans for Arizona

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Donald and Mitt

Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Who do you attach yourself to if you want to win?

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Does it matter where the supporter stands?

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Joe Heller in the Green Bay Press Gazette:

Avoiding the issues and keeping up the crap.

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Jeff Danziger in  the L. A. Times:

But it keeps us entertained.

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Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

After all…politics is just a card game.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Fun with the Economy

Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

Some people can’t wait for Bush’s book on Economics to come out…

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Jeff Daniziger in the L. A. Times:

… and some people believe whatever they are told…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… perhaps the economy needs a prank…

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Drew Sheneman at Tribune Media Services:

… but we can be grateful for a candidate’s maturity…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

… and let him take credit for things he didn’t do (he needs to convince us of his worth.)

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Foreign Policy is not a Republican strong suit…

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Keeping the foreign policy claims equal…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…means reinterpreting history…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

… and distorting reality…

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David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

…and hoping no one notices.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Without immigration, where will we get more poor laborers?

Bruce Beattie, in the Daytona Beach News-Journal:

… see, if we just take over our own problems, immigration is unnecessary…

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Jeff Danziger of the L.A.Times:

… now Arizona has the right (and I mean RIGHT) idea…

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… of course a stand on the immigration issue could equal lots of Hispanic votes…

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Steve Breen in the San Diego Union-Tribune:

… so who are the real problem creators here?

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Romney’s Problems

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Romney has a popularity problem…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… and a focus problem…

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Tony Auth (formerly) in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

…and an image problem…

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Jeff Koterba in the Omaha World Herald:

…and a communication problem…

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Mike Luckovitch in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

… but now, without real Republican competition, he is finding himself.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The politics of money…

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

America seems to be based on the importance of money…

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

…and it is easy to sell the rich folks’ budget to the candidate…

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

… and money leads principle in getting the nomination…

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Steve sack in the Star Tribune:

…and let’s make sure the government doesn’t get what’s due…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

… as long as the Middle Class gives its all.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – and what a week it was!

A note before we look at this week’s selections.

I’ve been doing Cartoon(s) of the Week for over 5 years now, and I spend a great deal of time working on the selection. I review 40-75 cartoons every week, look for themes that are carried through them and pick the best artists and most significant captions. It’s a significant amount of work, and I know many of you look forward to it each week.

If you time that with the regular review of other blogs  to add to the significant blogroll I present for your interest and the editorials I research and write up, doing Under The LobsterScope is a considerably active unpaid job.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy working on this and have really liked hearing from hundreds of readers like you, both in comments and in e-mail and membership registrations. It is, however, an expense to keep going and I hope you will make a small contribution to keep it alive.

If you go HERE you can see the current thank you gift I send back for donations of $5.00 or more… a gift that I usually sell for 6 times that amount. Take a look and see if you can come in and join the folks who have helped keep this blog going.

Thanks,  Bill.

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Why aren’t they campaigning for what the people need?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Are you wondering where political concerns are inserting themselves?

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Matt Bors of United Features Syndicate:

Focus, focus, focus.

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

It’s great to see their relationship to foreign policy…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

…and what could be more local?

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star-Ledger:

Keeping an eye on Birth Control…

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Birth Control vs. Woman Control

Signe Wilkinson in the Philadelphia Daily News:

Pro Choice? So who chooses?

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

A good time to listen to the people…

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Jeff Danziger in the LA Times:

Keep the church out of the bedroom…

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David Horsey in the LA Times:

At least we always have Rick for Birth Control advice…

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Merrily We Run Along…

Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

Mitt keeps up with the news…

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:


Newt shows his well earned knowledge of marriage…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

The Super PACS keep us all up to date on where Democracy stands…

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Signe Wilkinson in the Philadelphia Daily News:

…and the Republican World is changing its point of view…

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Matt Davies of Tribune Media Services:

… except on Citizens United and Gay folks.

Cartoon(s) of the (Last) Week (of 2011)

Don Wright in the Palm Beach Post:

Another decade ends with thousands of fools not believing in Global Warming

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Wondering how to decorate an elephant…

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star Ledger:

Is he a Mayan?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Iowa perceptions are so out there…

 

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Dick Locher, Tribune Media Services:

…and doesn’t that sum up what comes out of the Iowa Primary?

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR ONE AND ALL… SEE YOU NEXT WEEK FOR THE FIRST 2012 CARTOONS.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Welcome Back from Iraq

Jeff Danziger of the L.A. Times:

And what did you guys do for (or to) your Country?

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

…and now that you’re back… NOTHING!

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

… but maybe you’ll be able to vote. Unfortunately it might not be easy.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Primary Colors

Sorry to have missed doing last week’s cartoons… but here are this week’s:

Mike Luckovich  in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The primary has replaced our favorite situation comedies

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

… and given us great reality shows

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

…plus a lot of ads…

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Jeff Danziger in the L.A. Times:

… things we’ll all forget.

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American Statesman:

Now we’ll wait for the reviews.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Variations on Experience.

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

How well we’ve learned from experience…

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Jeff Danziger in the Loas Angeles Times:

And how new experiences make us grow…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

For many, it would be nice to have someplace to go home to…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

The Banks are hiring only the best…

Outside of my regular picks for Cartoon(s) of the Week, there is one more outside the general trend that reflected my own feelings:

Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

I’ll miss you, Steve… every time I bring out my MacBook and enter the Cartoon(s). – Bill

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Tales of our Government

Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

…as if there is only one way to do it.

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John Sherffius in the Boulder Camera:

…spending money on science buys us so little…

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Journal-Ledger:

… so SOME Federal spending is OK?

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… but it’s good to know we’re in control…

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Republican Primaries Raise Questions

Ben Sargent, Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Can’t you guys just get along?

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

What have you guys gotten yourselves into?

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Dana Summers in the Orlando Sentinel:

Why haven’t they listened to the vast majority of voters?

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

So how will you be able to win the Presidency in 2012?

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – You know how, on a slow news week, small things get out of proportion?

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald leader:

Working backwards, the end of the week was a letdown…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… and Newt made a move outside the Party hysteria…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… and International Economic Types had trouble keeping their pants up around chambermaids…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

… and Congress made sure the companies that made the most money got the encouragement of huge tax breaks…

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star Ledger:

… and our heroes became somewhat less heroic  (another one with a problem keeping his pants up)…

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John Darkow in the Columbia Daily Tribune:

…and, all in all, I’ll bet they all wished they had stayed out of the news.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – So now we have to change our approach…

Rob Rogers in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette:

Perhaps I can replace “Terror” with something else…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Time passes… wait til next week…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

…but we continue anyway…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… but watch out… you know what that Passionate Patriotism leads to…

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Jeff Stahler in the Columbus Dispatch:

… Call Frank Luntz.