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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…

Josh Marshall sums up the “Ground Zero Mosque” stuff with this piece on Feisal Abdul Rauf…

This must really be a no news day if this is all we have to make big issues around.
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If you have a taste for black comedy, here’s some good stuff. Since the early Bush administration the US State Department has been sending American Imams to Muslim-majority countries around the world to talk about religious pluralism and the glories of practicing Islam in America. Twice the Bush administration sent none other than New York Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the Cordoba House project, on one of these trips. And now, as I write, he’s on a third trip to the region (specifically Saudi Arabia and a series of Gulf emirates) to tell audiences what it’s like to practice Islam under our regime of religious freedom and equality.
I can just imagine the fun moments with Rauf dispelling the myths of his benighted Saudi listeners about the place of Muslims in the West.
Of course, if you think that Rauf is back there in the Islamic hood to give the locals an update on his work to place America under the rule of Sharia Law, then the comedy may have a different context.
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And a very good comment on the Gibbs comments…

…and the attitude of the Prez.

This from Mad Kane:

Open Limerick To Robert Gibbs and President Obama
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Mr. Gibbs is thin-skinned, it appears.
From the left, he wants only big cheers.
But lefties just seek
A Dem Prez who ain’t weak.
White House courage is deep in arrears.

This verse is for Robert Gibbs’ boss.
Ignoring the left is your loss.
And a loss for the nation.
Our former elation
Is gone with your liberal gloss.

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!

The NY Times on Jon Stewart Vs. Fox News

Or, as Stewart says:
“I have not moved out of the comedian’s box into the news box. The news box is moving toward me.”

Here’s a clip, but the whole article is worth reading:

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Jon Stewart’s Punching Bag, Fox News

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are long gone. Fox News Channel is Jon Stewart’s new enemy No. 1.

Last week that comedian did something that the hosts of “Fox & Friends,” the morning show on Fox News, did not do: he had his staff members call the White House and ask a question.

It may have been in pursuit of farce, not fact, but it gave credence to the people who say “The Daily Show” is journalistic, not just satiric. “Fox & Friends” had repeatedly asked whether the crescent-shaped logo of the nuclear security summit was an “Islamic image,” one selected by President Obama in his outreach to the Muslim world. The White House told “The Daily Show” that the logo was actually based on the Rutherford-Bohr model of the atom.

Mr. Stewart routinely charges that Fox’s news anchors and commentators distort Mr. Obama’s policies and advance a conservative agenda. He reminds some viewers of the left-wing group Media Matters but much funnier.
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