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Cartoon(s) of the Week – OK, the campaign is almost over but Romney has made an impression…

Adam Zyglis in The Buffalo News:

And Monday night we’ll hear his foreign policy ideas…

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David Fitzsimmons in the Arizona Daily Star:

Then again, Romney seems to present the Voter’s Right To Choose.

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David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

Is there anything Romney won’t switch positions on?

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune

Winning and Losing causes great party differences…

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Matt Bors in the Portland Mercury:

And he keeps up his attempt to get women’s votes…

 

 

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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 – 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?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Romney’s Tea Party support baffles me…

 

David Horsey at the L.A. Times:

Does the Tea Party have any idea what government is for?

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Mike Peters in the Dayton Daily News:

Will they ever realize that they are being used?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Do they have a leader with integrity?

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John Darkow in the Columbia Daily Tribune:

Do they even listen to the charges being brought against him?

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

Oh well… they can always change their minds retroactively.

 

 

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.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Manipulating the Election

David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

It’s possible to convince people to want what’s bad for them…

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Chris Weyant at The Hill:

…but sooner or later they won’t buy it…

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Bob Englehart in the Hartford Courant:

… so the Republicans will find another way…

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John Jonik in the Philadelphia Daily News:

…and they will prey on absolute stupidity…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…unless, of course, if their own party members grow a conscience.

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 – Ch-ch-ch-Changes…

Matt Wuerker in Politico:

Some things never change…

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Jeff Danziger in the L. A. Times:

… other things don’t change by law…

 

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David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

… some personality traits may never change as well…

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John Cole in the Scranton Times-Tribune:

…some American opinions don’t change, either…

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

… and, as I said before,  some things never change…ever.

 

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 – 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 – Primaries Continue (does this ever end?)

David Horsey in the L A Times:

Makes me yearn for baseball season…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

Self promotion has it’s dangers…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

When you get swallowed whole, it’s time to reconsider…

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Jeff Stahler at Sunshine State News:

…and a divided party?

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 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.

 

Humorous quote of the Week

“I’m the death-panel-supporting, socialist, may-not-have-been-born-here president.”

Barack Obama

The President was quoted by the Los Angeles Times, showing little sympathy to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) who accused him of “mis-describing” the House GOP Medicare plan. (Thanks to Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire.)

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Some Questions Regarding Republican Primary Candidates

Tony Auth in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

What sets Tim Pawlenty apart from the other Candidates?  Nothing.

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Jeff Danziger in the L.A. Times:

Who do the Media Controllers on the Right want for a Candidate? Someone with their weight on issues.

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Don Wright, Tribune Media Services:

Who do the ordinary Republican voters want? Who knows?

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Milt Priggee in the Puget Sound Business Journal:

How do we know if a Candidate is in the race or not? Hard to tell…

This is turning into a week of loss… Arthur Laurents, giant of Broadway writers, dies at 93…

Arthur Laurents earlier this year.

He wrote the libretti to Gypsy, West Side Story, Anyone Can Whistle, Hallelujah, Baby, La Cage Au Folles and the plays Home of the Brave, The Time of the Cuckoo and The Bird Cage, among so many others.  In 1973 he wrote the screenplay for the Redford/Streisand film The Way We Were. In his very early career he wrote for radio, especially the Lux Playhouse.

Arthur Laurents was the Dean of Broadway writers, working with other greats like Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein. He was also a director of stature, often directing productions he had written.

From the NY Daily News:

His agent, Jonathan Lomma, said Laurents died “peacefully in his sleep.”

Lomma told the Los Angeles Times that Laurents upon his death wanted it noted that “he was predeceased by his partner, Tom Hatcher, with whom he had lived in happiness for more than 50 years.”

He worked right up the end of his life. In 2008 he directed the Broadway revival of Gypsy starring Patty LuPone, for which he won the Tony for Best Director of a Musical.
He died of complications from pneumonia.
This is someone who will really be missed… whose career provided so much for so many other creative people.

Creepy Story of the Week … Playboy Miss July 1959 Found Mummified

From HuffPo:

Yvette Vickers, Miss July 1959

Los Angeles County coroners are trying to confirm that a badly decomposed body found in the home of former Playboy Playmate and B-movie actress Yvette Vickers is hers.

A neighbor discovered the body in a mummified state last week, police told the Los Angeles Times.

The body appeared to have gone undiscovered for an unknown period of time – anywhere from several months to a year – and investigators weren’t able to determine if it was the remains of a man or woman, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said.

Cover of "Attack of the Giant Leeches"

Cover of Attack of the Giant Leeches

The 82-year-old Vickers had appeared in cult movies such as “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches.” The voluptuous blonde was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in July 1959.

A neighbor remembered her as an elegant woman with flowing blond hair and “a warm smile.”

See if you can spot her in this clip from Attack Of The 50 FT Woman:


Cartoon(s) of the Week – Giving Thanks

Jeff Danziger at the LA Times:

The Republican hierarchy has Turkey for Thanksgiving…

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Rex Babin at the Sacramento Bee:

…and the Rich give Thanks for Republicans…

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Mike Luckovich at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

… how Obama deals with these Turkeys is another problem…

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 – The Republican House will be Interesting

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s get ready for John Boehner to take over the House and go after the Deficit…

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Jeff Danziger of the L. A. Times:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…of course he is answerable to a big bunch of folks…

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Bob Englehart in the Hartford Courant:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and Republicans have some new, uh, insiders…

From the LA Times This Morning: The Supreme Court May Take Us One Step Further into a Corporate Dominated America…

What if the little guy couldn’t participate in a class action suit to protect his kind from big corporations? It could be the newest thing the business-oriented Supreme Court majority inflicts on us. 

Here’s part of the article by David Lazarus… go in and read the whole thing at the LA Times:

clipped from www.latimes.com
It hasn’t gotten a lot of press, but a case involving AT&T that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week has sweeping ramifications for potentially millions of consumers.
If a majority of the nine justices vote the telecom giant’s way, any business that issues a contract to customers — such as for credit cards, cellphones or cable TV — would be able to prevent them from joining class-action lawsuits.
This would take away in such cases arguably the most powerful legal tool available to the little guy, particularly in cases involving relatively small amounts of money. Class-action suits allow plaintiffs to band together in seeking compensation or redress, thus giving substantially more heft to their claims.
The ability to ban class actions would potentially also apply to employment agreements such as union contracts.
 

High courts in California and elsewhere have ruled that class-action bans are unconscionable and contrary to public policy.
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Art Clokey, Creator of Gumby, Dead at 89…

clipped from www.artknowledgenews.com
Animator Art Clokey, whose bendable creation Gumby
became a pop culture phenomenon through decades of toys, revivals and satires,
died Friday. He was 89.
Clokey, who suffered from repeated bladder
infections, died in his sleep at his home in Los Osos on California’s Central
Coast, son Joseph told the Los Angeles Times. Gumby grew out of a student
project Clokey produced at the University of Southern California in the early
1950s called “Gumbasia.” That led to his making shorts featuring Gumby
and his horse friend Pokey for the “Howdy Doody Show” and several series through
the years.
He said he based Gumby’s swooping head on the
cowlick hairdo of his father, who died in a car accident when Clokey was nine.
And Clokey’s wife suggested he give Gumby the body of a gingerbread man. Clokey
said that though Gumby eventually became one of the most familiar toys of all
time, he was at first resistant to roll out the bendable doll.

Eddie Murphy brought a surge in Gumby’s popularity in the 1980s with his send-up of the character on “Saturday Night Live” as a cigar-smoking show business primadonna.

Clokey said he enjoyed Murphy’s profane Gumby.

Cartoon(s) of the Week… Teabaggers Topple Traditional Tag Teams…

Jeff Danziger in the L.A. Times:

Post Primaries’ Pachyderm Pandemonium…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Rough Ride Racks Right…

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Chan Lowe in the South Florida Sun Sentinel:

Couch Candidates Claim Congress…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Reality Rejected Republican Rhetoric…

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

Whores Walk With Wealth.