Sunday funnies 6-27-10

Couldn't find any political cartoons on our issue this week, so here were my top 5 favs otherwise...

by Jack Ohman at

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by Ken Catalino at

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by Chip Bok at

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by Glenn Foden at

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by Mike Lester at

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A better cartoon would have been the same caption above him but instead of the "experts" pictured, sealife were depicted drenched in oil. So there would only be the caption above his head and the sealife nodding in agreement to his stance on drilling. And an additional caption could be living treasures. I wish I could draw.

Posted by: myrtle miller at June 27, 2010 10:31 AM

bama is a mental case. He has come to destroy America and I have indeed spoken to plenty of people who regret voting for him. I love to see the liberals turning on him.

Posted by: heather at June 27, 2010 3:00 PM

I agree with his moratorium on drilling.

Posted by: myrtle miller at June 27, 2010 3:34 PM

The liberals are only "turning on him" because he's much more moderate than they hoped. (although he ran as a moderate, they secretely hoped the crazy right was accurate when they said that he was some kind of socialist)

Since I'm not a socialist, I'm satisfied with his performance so far. Not perfect, but pretty good.

Posted by: Hal at June 27, 2010 3:34 PM

Hal, I get so much pleasure when liberals turn on him. I could just throw a party!!! I have met a few who have said "What in the heck was I thinking??? I lol!

Posted by: heather at June 27, 2010 3:46 PM

Even the liberal media is having trounle defending him. liberals love animals and the oil spill is killing them. obama is on the golf course.

Posted by: heather at June 27, 2010 3:56 PM

Anyone who thinks obama is doing a good job needs to see a shrink at once!

Posted by: heather at June 27, 2010 4:14 PM

Hey Jill, remember when K olbermann said that you were one of the most hated people??? Well he just explained that "We really don't hate these people. We are just saying to them "Boo" and raspberries." like you would do raspberries to a kid. Perhaps he caught some flack for stooping so low!!!??

Posted by: heather at June 27, 2010 4:22 PM

I agree with his moratorium on drilling.

Posted by: myrtle miller at June 27, 2010 3:34 PM

The drilling should be done in shallow water where leaks can be easily fixed, and in places like ANWR.

Posted by: Kristen at June 27, 2010 6:47 PM

Sorry, myrtle, I love wildlife as much as the next person, but I have to agree with Kristen. The oil workers' loss of jobs (drilling in the shallow waters of the Gulf) will affect many other aspects of the Gulf States' economies.

Posted by: Janet at June 27, 2010 7:21 PM

Myrtle Miller, 3:34PM

You can't be serious. That will put thousands out of work on the gulf coast. This is appalling incompetence on the part of a totally clueless Obama, who was more concerned with golfing and Paul McCartney concerts then he was with preventing oil from reaching the shores.

Posted by: Mary at June 27, 2010 7:29 PM

Oh come on Hal 3:34PM

When will you own up to the fact this guy couldn't run a lemonade stand? I can honestly say I'm beginning to miss Bill Clinton, who would have at least known how to manage a situation like the oil spill. At least Jimmy Carter can take comfort in knowing someone is actually a worse president than he was.

Posted by: Mary at June 27, 2010 7:34 PM

Oh, but Mary, that's no big deal, 'cause Bush visited his ranch two ga-zillion times during his Presidency... Lord knows there's no electricity or telephone service in Texas for communicating with the outside world...

Posted by: Janet at June 27, 2010 7:36 PM

Hi Janet,

I'm sure its Bush's fault anyway. I don't know how it could be, but that's beside the point.

Had Obama acted decisively and quickly, including accepting help from the Dutch and other countries and assembling the best minds in the oil business, engineering, and drilling, the damage from the spill could have been contained.

Posted by: Mary at June 27, 2010 7:57 PM

Come to think of it, why didn't Obama just stand on the beach and order the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to part so that workers and equipment could get directly to the leak?

Parting the gulf of Mexico should be easy for a man who can heal the planet and slow the rise of the oceans.

Posted by: Mary at June 27, 2010 8:11 PM

Not accepting foreign help. That's the kicker.

Posted by: Janet at June 27, 2010 9:19 PM

In his most recent address from the Oval Offic b.o. said there was no more oil reserves in America that were easily accessible and that is why the oil companies have been forced to drill wells in deep water.

Either b.o. is stump stupid and/or he is a malicous liar.

The United State Congress has removed from access both onshore and shallow offshore oil leases.

The Alaskan National Wildlife Refure aka ANWR is a huge expanse of wilderness that few Americans will ever see except those who live and work there. Every oil industry expert will tell you it is one of the most promising areas for oil exploration in the world.

Within 500 yards of my home in Fort Worth, Texas land is being cleared to drill a gas well. It is surrounder on three sides by residential dwellings and a public school across the street within 200 yards on the third side. The well site is on land that belongs to the school district.

If we can drill in the middle of a rsidential neighborhood in Texas, then pray tell, why can't we drill in the middle of a wilderness?

Posted by: yor bro ken at June 27, 2010 9:39 PM

I have taken time to view nearly all the testimony given before Congress and Dept of Interior, Mineral Management Services and the United States Coast Guard.

[In the late 70's I spent a few years working in the oil patch off the coast of Louisianna and southern Alaska. I am not an expert by any means, but I am familiar with some of the lingo and the processes.]

Based on what I have heard and read, when all the facts are in this oil spill will be determined to be the result of human error, perhaps negligence, and multiple mechanical failures and failure of processes.

If the mechanical failures had not occurred then the human error could have been mitigated.

If the human error had not occurred then both the failure due to equipment malfunction and proccess failures could have been mitigated.

The Mineral Management Service failed to enforce exisiting regulations. The existing regulations were not adequate even if they had been enforced. Congress failed to produce legislation and provide oversight to the Department of Interrior, Mineral Management Services.

This was all preventable. But once the milk was spilt, those who were most culpable invested/wasted a considerable of valuable time, energy and money in 'cover your *ss (CYA)exercises.

The b.o. administration has their share of the burden to bear after the fact for their indecisiveness, incompetence and counter productive actions.

I am not going enumerate all the missteps by b.o. and the gang.

Anyone who has been paying attention is well aware of b.o.'s misfeasance and malfeasance.

The result is the damage to the ecology and the economy of the gulf coast will be greater and will take longer to repair. The damage to the economy will have a detrimental effect that extends well beyond the gulf coast states.

The recession will be deepened and prolonged. This too was preventable.

How long will b.o. devotess and apologists continue to attribute all these 'wrong' decisions to inexperience and/or blame Bush?

Posted by: yor bro ken at June 27, 2010 10:05 PM

Hey Heather, being named "Worst Person in the World" is currently the high point on my bio... :)

Posted by: Jill Stanek Author Profile Page at June 28, 2010 7:52 AM

DLB, 8:16am

Since thousands of people die every year in car and plane crashes, would you support a moratorium on driving and flying?

Also, what should be done about the fact the ocean floor naturally spews oil into the ocean on a continuoual basis?

Posted by: Mary at June 28, 2010 9:24 AM

If we can drill in the middle of a rsidential neighborhood in Texas, then pray tell, why can't we drill in the middle of a wilderness?
Posted by: yor bro ken at June 27, 2010 9:39 PM

Because residential neighborhoods in Texas are already messed up ecologically. A spill there wouldn't cause much additional environmental damage or hurt the little creatures of the forest (or tundra).

Posted by: Hal at June 28, 2010 10:29 AM

hahaha funny

please l%k @ dis site

Posted by: alyssa cumella at June 28, 2010 11:14 AM


It'll just hurt the little critters of the neighborhoods, those pesky humans.

Posted by: Mary at June 28, 2010 11:44 AM


There's no sense in trying to make sense with people who have no common sense.....

I for one am not going to count on windmills for energy. What happens when they become ice-clad in January during a Nor'easter off Cape Cod?
Won't that make for a fun time!

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"Because residential neighborhoods in Texas are already messed up ecologically."

Please Hal, if it will get rid of some chipmunks, and keep my car running in winter, I'm all for the drilling. I can't even remember to charge my phone, much less a car.

Posted by: Janet at June 28, 2010 12:23 PM

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