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… Getting down to election day. Are there issues that concern you?

Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

Is this what Republicans really believe? Looks like it.

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Clay Bennett in The Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Now which party wants to take away safe medical abortions chosen by women?

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Mike Peters in the Dayton Daily News:

Did you remember to turn back your clocks today?

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

I hope she has an allowance…

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Glen McCoy in the Fairview Heights News:

Halloween is past. Let’s get out and vote and do something about this.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Does Big Bird sum up the Debate?

 

Jeff Danziger in the L. A. Times:

So what is memorable from the debate?

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Robert McKee in the Augusta Chronicle:

Are the issues food or labor?

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Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronicle:

Did you see them serve up their achievements or potentials?

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Clay bennet in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

As displayed by his announcement to cure the deficit by dropping PBS and Big Bird.

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Gary McCoy for Universal Press Syndicate:

Oh well… Halloween is coming. Do you think we can forget politics for a while?

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’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 – Wouldn’t you rather get back to real life?

David Horsey in the L.A. Times:

Is it politics that causes climate change?

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

 

Will reality overcome idiocy?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

What party chooses destructiveness over group participation?

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Which candidate regularly displays his knowledge of the lower middle class?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

And how does a candidate expose his nemesis by committing the same things as the accusations he makes?

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 – Do the Republicans keep us focused on their issues?..

M. Wuerker in Politico:

Who knew the Koch Brothers were so dominating?… Oh, we did!

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… and who knew Republicans would limit their concern for life to pre-birth?… Hey wait, we did!

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

… and who knew that voters could be manipulated to fear certain issues?… Gee, we did!

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… and did you know that Obama is objected to by the stupid?… We certainly did!

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

Fortunately, we have the Republicans’ view of History.

 

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 State of Our World Changes

Robert Ariail in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal:

A whole party that can’t find the main issue…

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Pat Oliphant, Universal Press Syndicate:

A state that has found a neat use for guns…

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

A government that could take control of women’s reproductive health…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

An enemy that responds to our media…

 

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 – 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 – Summer Fun

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

To start with, nobody is working…

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Steve Sack in the Star Tribune:

… and some that aren’t working are pointing fingers at others who are not working…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Then there are the hazards of Nature as they effect politics…

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Chan Lowe of Tribune Media:

…a hurricane brings out the best in us…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

…and Presidential candidates are willing to ignore global warming as non-existent…

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Don Wright in the Palm Beach Post:

… but we always have the stupid to fall back on.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – So now the Debt Deal is done…and where are we?

Ben Sargent in the American-Statesman:

So this is how the Tea Party did it – Crazy, no?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… and the Republicans made sure we didn’t lose much (we kept our arms.)

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

… and the Middle Class received it’s benefits from the Debt Deal…

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Pat Oliphant of Universal Uclick:

So after all that hard work the Congress gets to take off until September… meanwhile our Credit Rating takes a drop…

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TOM toles in the Washington Post:

Now it is, I guess, up to us…

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – It doesn’t matter which Party… there are things we need to know.

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

It’s time to reevaluate our elected officials and figure out who they work for…

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Signe Wilkinson at Philly.com:

… or think of what they could be spending our tax money on… things we need…

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Pat Oliphant in the Washington Post:

… and what about those who are trying to get into office… will they bring us back to our earlier evil?

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Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronicle:

Why can’t the media spend it’s time on important things instead of sensation?

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

…And, above all, when will parties ignore their competitive idiocy and evaluate policy by seeing what really works?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Osama bin Laden Reactions

The death of Osama bin Laden brought out a flood of editorial cartoons. These are some of the best:

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

…and, of course, there are loonies who don’t believe it…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…almost invisible if you’re Pakastani…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… in your dreams…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

…of course for some…like Republicans… nothing is good enough…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

… and a salute to the Eagle Team.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Budget Questions

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

What if a proposed budget was created from fear?

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

… and what if the proposed budget was accomplished on the backs of the middle class?

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R.J. Matson in the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

… and what if the Republicans really BELIEVED their budget was balanced?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…then think about how wonderful our culture will be.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Political Questions

Questions as we approach next year’s election season:

John Sherffius in the Boulder Daily Camera:

So what does history teach us about the need for Union organizing?

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RJ Matson in the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

So what is life like in states that make Corporations negotiate with Unions?

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Steve Greenberg at Gre:enberg-art.com

So who actually controls the Tea-Partyers?

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

So what do those Corporations plan to sell us for energy?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

So what hypocrisy is brought to us by the Tea Party movement?

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Pat Oliphant in the Washington Post:

So what candidates  do these guys bring out?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Who’s to Blame?

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Things are the same all over…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…but it’s good to know who to blame…

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… and wouldn’t you know it was those evil teachers destroying our economy…

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

but it is all who you believe…..

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Takin’ Our Health Away… Wheeee!

Don Wright in the West Palm Beach News:

The Republicans are working hard to take our Health Care away…

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

…they start by taking back the little things…

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Stuart Carlson at GoComics.com:

… then they go after EVERYTHING else…

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Mark Streeter in the Savannah Morning News:

… and declare a Republican-Style Victory (as if it’s really all over!)

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Shouldn’t Congress Fight the NRA Instead of the President?

The Tucson tragedy brought attention once again to easily acquired assault weapons. Perhaps instead of wasting their time on repealing a health care plan which has majority support, the House could get into regulating weapons and restoring the regulations we used to have. The Cartoonists all seemed to catch on to this idea this week.

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Knowing your market is the key to sales…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

But the crazy guy couldn’t do it alone…

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Jim Morin in The Miami Herald:

…and the Constitution just about demands it…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

So the NRA is playing a game with us…

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David Horsey in the Hearst Newspapers:

…and the Supreme Court is backing them up…

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So when someone shoots at you, why not shoot back!

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

You just go down to Wal-Mart and…..

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Old Year Ends, New Year Starts

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

We will soon see the results of extending the Bush Tax Cuts

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Joel Pett in USA Today:

The new Republican House will try to undo the best products of the past year…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald

…and Knowledge will no longer be Power…

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Ed Stein of The Rocky Mountain News:

…but Money will!

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Here Comes Santa Claus

Joel Pett in the Leington Herald-Leader:

 


Ah, the holidays… doesn’t everyone think about sharing?

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

 

…and, to some, it is better to TAKE from everyone…

 

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Clay bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… and GIVE to the folks who need it least…

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Jeff Danziger in the Los Angeles Times:


… and don’t look up the chimney for Santa Claus.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – So Where Are Republicans And Their Financers Taking Us?

We are only now realizing what makes the next couple of weeks so important…

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Let’s look at how a political party thinks about the great mass of Americans…

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Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

…and where it gets the money to keep that mass under its sway…

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American Statesman:

… or how they just remove those middle class Americans from any kind of participation in their country…

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Don Wright in the Palm Beach Post:

… after all, corporate interests and their representatives are now taking over… EVERYTHING!