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Cartoon(s) of the Week – Romney had a bad week…

 

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Elegance does not equal mistaken idea…

 

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Adam Zyglis in The Buffalo News:

The major element of this one speech brought Romney’s campaign to a halt…

 

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

And Romney’s image is that of a horse’s ass…

 

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

Unlike previous wealthy candidates, Romney ignores the average American…

 

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

So, his image even makes the rich lose hope in his campaign.

 

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Romney handles foreign policy

 

A note about this section of Under The LobsterScope. Every Sunday, unless I am hospitalized or on the road to a far away place, I do Cartoon(s) of the Week. If it’s a week where one editorial cartoon has stood out as towering above the others, that’s all that will appear. Most weeks, however, I present several of the best cartoons I have found, usually on a current news theme.

Your comments on this section, whether you agree with my choices or not, are greatly appreciated. If you send a sample of your favorite to appear with your comment, please include the cartoonist’s name (often hard to make out on the cartoons) and the publication it appeared in.

– Bill

John Branch in the San Antonio Express-News:

Perhaps Mitt should have avoided ANY comments until learning about the situation…

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Bill Shorr from Cagle Cartoons:

Then again, why nor use foreign policy to campaign with?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Of course, supporting the President is un-Romneylike.

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Mitt – you live in the mess you’ve made.

 

 

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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.

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Cartoon(s) of the Week – Who really controls the Republican economic policy?

Note: I’ve been doing Cartoon(s) of the Week for a number of years now and I know many of my readers look forward to it every Sunday (or when I get to it late or early.) I’m also very pleased that several of you have sent me your favorite cartoons on many weeks, or send me e-mail comments on my selections.

If you have a cartoon on any week that you want to send me, please attach it to an e-mail and get it to me on Thursday at the latest. I’ll be glad to consider it. Just click on the mailbox.

Now for this week’s selections.

Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronicle:

Who is not elected but has a firm control on Republican abilities to compromise? (note: same name as a Sesame Street character… not Big Bird, but close.)

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M. Wuerker of Politico:

What happens to the health of the country when its processes are blocked? (hint: what fills intestines?)

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Jeff Danziger in the L. A. Tribune:

What causes disbelief in the vast republic for which Congress stands? ( hint: It has to do with a complicity with the top 1%.)

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 – What we do with our money…

Dan Wasserman in the Boston Globe:

As we budget, let’s not forget what we’re wasting on the military…

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Pat Oliphant of Universal Press Syndicate:

… of course, it’s the example we set for armies in the Middle East

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Mr. Fish at Truthdig:

…then again, maybe peace and freedom will eventually triumph over military might.

But I doubt it.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Egypt brings out our Foreign Policy beliefs…

Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

So what is our main concern with the fall of Arab dictators?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… and when one goes down will we just get in line behind the next one?

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Daryl Cagle for MSNBC.com:

…at least we have Fox to help us form an opinion…

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I couldn’t resist another Jim Morin, Miami Herald, cartoon:

Perhaps we should listen to the Eqyptians themselves.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Playing into the Future?

John Sherffius in the Boulder Daily Camera:

S0 where are we heading at the end of 2010?

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Mike Keefe in The Denver Post:

Do we contact folks without once paying a cent for stamps”

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

Do we beg to keep our military expenditures at their highest?

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star-Ledger:

Do we just give up and let the Government crash under the Republicans?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Party Portrait

Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

The coming elections show what Parties stand for…

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Rex Babbin in the Sacramento Bee..

The Republicans, for instance, stand for getting in the way of coming changes…

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Pat Oliphant, Universal Press Syndicate:

… and for attacking programs they have been down on for 70 years (even though they have been hugely successful)…

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Mike Luckovich in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

…and for distracting people from the real issues with made-up outrages…

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Bill Day in the Memphis Commercial Appeal:

… all the time putting a public-oriented face on things.

And just to keep us on top of talking with Tea Baggers…

… we have this animation by Mark Fiore:

Tom Tomorrow has something for us to think about…

What if more businesses operated like Goldman Sachs?

Go HERE to find out,

Europe as Marge Simpson

I found this the other day and realized how symbolic marge Simpson is.

I’ll never think of Europe in the same way again.
Click on the graphic to see it at full size.
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Cartoon of the Week

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Conservatives don’t care much AFTER you are born, do they?

Cartoon of the Week

Rex Babin in the Sacramento Bee:

Obama showed some guts this week… now let’s see if the Healthcare Plan becomes law… it is very iffy.

Cartoon(s) of the Week

The Supreme Court caught the cartoonists’ attention this week.

First, Jack Ohman in The Oregonian:

…or The Alito Elite.

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Ted Rall, who turns up all over the web:

We are all looking for corporate identities… the Supreme Court has given us a whole new category of citizenship!

Cartoon of the Week

Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

What can I say? This brings me back to my working year in Texas for CSC… and everytime I got beyond the liberal bastion of Austin, I ran into the heart of monstro-religious America.

Cartoon of the Week – and the first of the New Year

Walt Handelsman in Newsday:

Now let’s put it behind us…

Cartoon of the Week

Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Please, guys, get SOMETHING done!

Cartoon(s) of the Week… we’ve got 2 original thinkers here.

John Sherffius, Boulder Daily Camera:

Progress and History… Republicans always carry it too far…

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Walt Handelsman in Newsday:

Because fast food has made us great!

Cartoon of the Week

M. Wuerker in Politico:

Once more, dear friends, unto the breach…

Cartoon of the Week

Toles in the Washington Post:

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It is hard to shake a belief that is based on politics and not on reality.

Cartoon of the Week

Tony Auth, Universal Press Syndicate:

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Follow the MONEY!

A Bit of Atheist Humor

Here is a piece I picked up at 123 Religious Comics. I must warn any of the non-atheists who read my stuff that this might offend you… but there are no bad words and it creates a fine matrix for pet lovers everywhere.

What’s even more fascinating about this is how it shows where REAL religions come from… built out of stories and thin air.