Here are my top 5 favorite political cartoons this week.
There was nothing in particular on our issue - I don't think... except this 1st one by Chan Lowe at GoComics.com may pertain. But I don't quite get it, because it seems to send a mixed message. Thoughts?
This next one by Tom Toles at GoComics.com also stymied me. It appears he's ultimately blaming God for the Gulf oil spill?
Liberals and most of MSM are trying to bury the scandal and potential illegality of the White House offering Joe Sestak and Andrew Romanoff jobs if they ditched their Democrat primary races, but here's at least one honest liberal cartoonist, Nick Anderson at GoComics.com, not ready to let it go...
As Dan Wasserman at GoComics.com shows, it's trouble trouble everywhere for President Obama...
This one by Glenn McCoy at GoComics.com is more true than funny...
Did I say I was posting only my top 5 picks? Well, here's a bonus, because there were so many good Helen Thomas lampoons, this one by Glenn McCoy at GoComics.com...
Do you remember this comment Joe Biden made about b.o. when Joe was still seeking the democRAT nomination for president;
"I think he [b.o.] can be ready, but right now I don't believe he [b.o.] is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training."
Do you remember this caution/warning from then VP candidate Joe Biden about his 'inexperienced and untested' running mate?
“I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate,” Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities.
“And he’s [b.o.] gonna need help.
And the kind of help he’s [b.o.] gonna need is, he’s [b.o.] gonna need you – not financially to help him [b.o.]– we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him [b.o.].
Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re [b.o. is] right.”
Keep the quotes in mind and read Rolling Stones critique of b.o.'s fumbling bumbling keystone kop like late arrival to the oil spill off the Lousianna coast.
Now think of that same kind of dithering, dallying, and meandering approach to an exploding crisis in the middle east, Korea or Taiwan.
But rest easy friends and neighbors.
b.o. will be taking names, after the fact, to see which *ss to kiss/kick!
I think the point of the Chan Lowe cartoon is that since the couple doesn't have children, they are less concerned about the environment they're leaving to the next generation--which makes sense to me, but runs counter to the pro-abortion mentality that childless couples are ecologically responsible.Posted by: Kelsey at June 13, 2010 1:58 PM
Kelsey... I think you're right. Hadn't thought of that, thanks.Posted by: Jill Stanek at June 13, 2010 4:15 PM
As to the Tom Toles Go Comics.com:
The tar ball that has washed up on shore of the celestial sea is 'planet earth' with the western hemisphere in view as well as the west coasts of europe and africa.
Not sure who 'they' is.
Not sure for what 'they' is thanking God in this particular scenario.
I don't know of any one that has characterized this oil spill as an 'act of God'.
The consenus seems to be that the oil spill is a 'man made disaster', not to be confused with acts of terrorism by Jew hating mass murderers.
But you never know one of those muslim extremists might have procured the resources required to bribe someone on the rig to disable the blowout preventer or learn to use a remote operated deepseas vessel to sabotage the subsea package at 5,000 feet below the surface.
To pull off the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9-11 the terrorists had to first be trained to pilot the planes.
That took a degree of intelligence and operating an ROV would not take much more skill.
Of course b.o. would never call this an 'act of terrorsim' if he believed some Jew hating muslim extremists were responsible.
It much easier for b.o. to demonize oil companies and acuse them of criminal acts.
Based on the testimony given and the reading I have done, the preliminary conclusion is the oil spill is a result of human error and equipment failure.
But all the facts are not yet in.
Investment tip: Buy BP stock. It has lost nearly half it's value since the explosion and resulting spill. The drilling rig may have gone under, but BP will not. The stock value will return to it's previous value and go higher as all the oil company profits will increase as a result of the decisions made and the public statements from the b.o. administration.Posted by: yor bro ken at June 13, 2010 5:28 PM
My interpretation of the tar ball cartoon was that 'they' means the people of Earth, and that we're 'thanking' God by destroying the land he gave us. I read it as more of a statement on our stewardship of the world than on a comment about God. I think the commentator on the bottom are supposed to be angels.
That's how I took it anyway.Posted by: MaryRose at June 13, 2010 7:04 PM
The comment on the bottom of the tar ball cartoon gives the cartoonist's intent:
"I guess it's their way of saying thank you".
I take the cartoonist's meaning to be that we have thoroughly trashed this earth that God has given us for our sustenance, that we have been reckless to the point of forgetting who made this planet as a gift for us. It is the polar opposite of the Psalmist asking, "What return can I make to the Lord?"Posted by: Gerard Nadal at June 14, 2010 12:19 AM
Ohhhh, ok, I get the Tom Toles cartoon now, thanks!Posted by: Jill Stanek at June 14, 2010 8:47 AM
Ken, thanks for reminding us what Biden said. Remember who said this in 2006?
"As far as I'm concerned [Barack Obama] is a 'Baruch,' which means a blessing. He is a blessing to the United States Senate, to America, and to our shared hopes for better, safer tomorrows for all our families. The gifts that God has given to Barack Obama are as enormous as his future is unlimited. As his mentor, as his colleague, as his friend, I look forward to helping him reach to the stars and realize not just the dreams he has for himself, but the dreams we all have for him and our blessed country."Posted by: Hal at June 14, 2010 9:49 AM
"The gifts that God has given to Barack Obama are as enormous as his future is unlimited." Hal@9:49
The same could be said for many people. Unfortunately for us Obama is a fraud. Every day he continues to lose support from the American people as more and more discover that he is not up to the task. Biden had it right when he said that the presidency is not a job that lends itself to on-the-job training. Come November when, hopefully, Nancy and company lose control of the people's house which they have now had for four years and have thoroughly trashed our job growth and have saddled future generations with more debt than in any four year period ever, we can then stop the bleeding and start to reverse the excesses.
Of course, we can expect Obama to quell every reasonable effort to get things back on track and will veto any piece of legislation designed to reduce the size of the ever expanding dependency class. Obama is an ideologue, not a leader. He is as uprepared for the job of the presidency as one might expect of a community leader that never worked a real job nor had any executive experience in the real world.
What he does going for him is that he is from Chicago. And wouldn't you know he responded the other day in typical Chicago thug political fashion when he wanted to "kick some ass". Real class. Somehow this does not add up to "the dreams we all have for him and our blessed country."
Jerry, I'm quite satisfied with President Obama's job performance.Posted by: Hal at June 14, 2010 1:55 PM
When much has been given, so much more is expected...
and that means not just giving people lip service, the way the grand poobah is "governing" this country...
Hal may be satisfied but a lot more people are not.
Obama has a lot to answer for either in this life or in the next.Posted by: RSD at June 14, 2010 2:49 PM
While you may find b.o.'s job performance satisfactory, fewer and fewer people share your evaluation.
b.o.'s approval rating is falling faster than any other president in American history.
We have one reliable ally in the middle east. The only true democracy in the region. b.o. publicly bitch slaps Benjamin Neatanyahu and demands Israel reveal their nuclear inventory but makes makes no similar demand of Iran, N. Korea or China.
b.o.'s, and his fellow democRAT's public trashing of British Petroleum have negatively impacted a large portion of the retired population in the United Kingdom and soured relations between us and our most powerful and reliableally on the planet.
I just wonder when b.o. is going to get around to publicly pilloring our Canadian brethren. Perhaps b.o. has already done it and it just got lost in the sea of is incompetence, malfeasance, misfeasance and negligence.
But when the President of Mexico comes to town and criticizes the State of Arizona for enacting emigration law far less severe than Mexico's, b.o. doesn't defend Arizona. He joins the Mexican president in critcizing a law that is almost the mirror image of our federal emigration law.
b.o. maybe a 'baruch' to our enemies, but he is a bain to America.Posted by: yor bro ken at June 14, 2010 6:17 PM
Posted by: Hal at June 14, 2010 9:49 AM
Remember who said this in 2006?
"As far as I'm concerned [Barack Obama] is a 'Baruch,' which means a blessing."...
Chuck Schumer? Rahm Israel Immanuel? Elena Kagan?
Henry Waxman? Barbara Boxer? Diane Feinstein? Louis Farakhan? Jeremiah Wright? Osama bin Laden?
Mahmoud Amandinejad? Hugo Vasquez?
Given the benefit of 'hindsight', Joseph Lieberman might crawfish just a tad from those ill advised remarks. Maybe Lieberman had one too many glasses of wine and it impaired his judgement. I know I have said things when I was impaired that later regretted and with which in my sober mind I disagreed.
One large segment of b.o.'s voting block that is deserting him is Jewish Americans.
b.o.'s unpopularity may translate into the liberals losing their majority in one or both house of congress, but even then, the damage b.o. has done, is doing and may continue to do, offsets any gains conservatives may make in the next few election cycles.
Speaking of childless couples...
I don't think people choose to be childless ONLY because of the environment. There are plenty of other factors playing into why a couple decides to be childless (sometimes it's infertility and sometimes it's deliberate). I think that maybe they use the "ecologically responsible" phrase to reinforce their beliefs and strengthen their reasoning when explaining their decision.
Most people that are deliberately childless make that choice because they either don't think they'd make good parents or they don't like children or maybe they like children they just don't want to invest the time and effort into raising them, in other words not worth their while. Everything other reason is only reinforcement.Posted by: militarywifey at June 14, 2010 9:45 PM
Making fun of a childless couple is never funny.Posted by: Pearl E. Gates at June 16, 2010 6:33 PM
We've had two Presidents in a row swearing on TV. George Bush even flipped off a camera. Such wonderful examples our Presidents are making for our children. I hope our country will one day have a dignified President again.Posted by: Pearl E. Gates at June 16, 2010 6:45 PM