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Cartoon(s) of the Week – Does anyone know where we’re heading?

It was a big week for cartoons… lots of problems, few solutions, and a political culture that is falling apart. There were over 25 contenders for this week’s winners, and 7 that made the cut:

Ben Sargent in Statesman.com:

Time to decide who an American really is…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

… because Americans have the right to worship where they want to…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Co0nstitution:

… and the right to determine who their enemies are…

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Pat Oliphant, NY Times News Service:

… Thankfully, the Republicans have a plan to solve everything (which they don’t want to announce)…

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Jimmy Margulies in the North Jersey Record:

… although at least part of their plan is what got us into this mess in the first place…

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Bruce Plante in the Tulsa World (a first-timer here):

…but maybe the Tea Baggers will get the who’s who of 21st Century Politics straight (or gay)…

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David Horsey on SeattlePi.com:

… at least we have Obama to blame everything on!

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Proposed 28th Amendment – Received this from my Cousin Bob in Chicago…

I think thus us a good one… I don’t know who put this out originally, but I’m glad Bob sent it along.

This makes  sense…. which is why we need to drive it.

For too long we have been complacent about the workings of Congress.  Many citizens had no idea that (1) Congress members could retire with the same pay after only one term; (2) that they didn’t pay into Social Security; and (3) that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from fear of prosecution for sexual harassment.  Congress’s latest game is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform Bill that is being considered.  Somehow, this doesn’t seem logical.  We do not have an elite that is above the law.

I truly don’t care if members of Congress are Democrat, Republican, Independent, liberal, conservative, progressive or whatever.  The self-serving must stop. The below-listed proposed 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would do that. This is an idea whose time has come.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and Congress shall make no law that applies  to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .”

This is fair, to the point and non-partisan.  Who could be against it?

Congress, that’s who.

Each person receiving this is asked to forward it to a minimum of 20 people in their Address Book (using the Bcc: option) and ask each of them to do likewise.  In 3 days every person in the United States will have received the message.  Thanks for doing this, and thanks for contacting your congressperson and telling him or her you support this effort.

OK… I’ve passed this on to you (hope there are 20 of you this morning)… Now you can pass it on as well.

Quote of the Day

“I think health care is a privilege. I wouldn’t call it a right.”

– Senator Jim DeMint (R – S.C.)

With this attitude you know why there will not be a BiPartisan Bill pulled out of the Senate. We might as well have Lords and Commoners.