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In True Honor … Veterans’ Day

In honor … John, Kevin, Harry, Rob L., Joe, Fred, Al, Mark, Rob C., Deac, Richard, and everyone we’ve served with and who have served ….

Gary Varvel, The Indianapolis Star-News, 11.08.08

Gary Varvel, The Indianapolis Star-News, 11.08.08

Tim Campbell, 11.04.08

Tim Campbell, 11.04.08

Jeff Parker, Florida Today, 11.08.08

Jeff Parker, Florida Today, 11.08.08

And because all of those mentioned above have been there, some more recently than others ….

Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune

Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, 11.07.08

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Sunday morning cartoons

In honor (?) of the Bush administration’s attempt to rush through last minute legislation to open the Grand Canyon area to uranium mining:

Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, 11.07.08

Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, 11.07.08

 A combo shot at the new puppy and Rahm Emanuel:

Jimmy Margulies, The Record (NJ), 11.08.08

Jimmy Margulies, The Record (NJ), 11.08.08

 A little more on the historic nature of the election:  from Rosa Parks to Barack Obama:

Jack Ohman, The Portland Oregonian, 11.07.08

Jack Ohman, The Portland Oregonian, 11.07.08

 On the dichotomy of the Obama win v. the ban on gay marriage in California and other defeats of civil rights measures for gays and lesbians in Arizona, Florida, and Arkansas:

Mikhaela Reid, 11.07.08

Mikhaela Reid, 11.07.08

This one was jarring … because it’s from Sweden:

Riber Hansson, Sweden, 8.17.08

Riber Hansson, Sweden, 8.17.08

And, finally, to begin the recognition of Veterans’ Day.  Remember, political cartoons (and children) frequently confront us with a truth we don’t want to face:

Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle (GA), 11.08.08

Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle (GA), 11.08.08

 If you’d like to help, visit the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

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Friday cartoons

Some cartoons for this Friday morning, two days after the election.  First, a little more about the weight of history on Obama’s shoulders:

Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner, 11.05.08

Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner, 11.05.08

David Horsey, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 11.06.08

David Horsey, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 11.06.08

 On Obama’s coattails:

Joe Heller, The Green Bay Press-Gazette, 11.06.08

Joe Heller, The Green Bay Press-Gazette, 11.06.08

 On the challenges Obama faces:

Mike Luckovich, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11.05.08

Mike Luckovich, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11.05.08

Matt Davies, The Journal News, 11.06.08

Matt Davies, The Journal News, 11.06.08

And this one just for my four year old who has been calling Obama “Rock-O-Bama” since he could speak:

Steve Benson, Arizona Republic, 11.06.08

Steve Benson, Arizona Republic, 11.06.08

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Saturday cartoons

Some cartoons for you this Saturday as we prep for the election. 

A little post Halloween humor:

Larry Wright, The Detroit News

Larry Wright, The Detroit News

 I’m having trouble realizing that the election is just a few days away since we’ve been at this so long.  Anyone else have that problem?

Mike Keefe, The Denver Post

Mike Keefe, The Denver Post

I hope that everyone out there has a great voting experience.  Remember to video your vote and take the voter hotline numbers (1-866-MY VOTE or 1-866-OUR VOTE) with you.

And because I just like it:

Joe Heller, The Green Bay Press-Gazette

Joe Heller, The Green Bay Press-Gazette

 

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Cartoons

I figured it’d been too long since we’d had a good cartoon around here, so I went surfing over at Cagle and found this fabulous gem:

R.J. Matson, NY, The New York Observer and Roll Call, 10/26/08

R.J. Matson, NY, The New York Observer and Roll Call, 10/26/08

This reminds me of JJP’s penchant for calling McCain “Senator Country Last,”among other things. 

And then I came across this one which, among other great Halloween cartoons, just made me laugh:

Dwane Powell, Raleigh News & Observer

Dwane Powell, Raleigh News & Observer

Maybe it’s the obsession with all things Star Wars in my house.  Or maybe I’m just really, really … REALLY … ready for change.

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Benedict Powell?

Y’all know how much I love political cartoons.  I don’t love this one.  Yesterday, editorial cartoonist Gordon Campbell released this gem:

Gordon Campbell, 10.20.08

According to E&P:
Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Clay Bennett, now of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, said on Politicker.com cartoonist Rob Tornoe’s blog: “As much as the word ‘traitor’ has already been bandied about this election campaign, is it fair to accuse Powell of ‘treason’ just because he endorsed a Democrat? To inject race into the accusation (as if skin pigmentation was the determining factor in the endorsement) seems to be playing to all of the ugliest sentiments being expressed by the lynch mobs that John McCain is trying to pass off as campaign rallies.”
This is getting completely out of hand.  Powell has been one of the right’s most respected Generals and the standard bearer for their campaign of “look how color blind we’ve become.”  What we’re starting to hear is, “Boy, we made you.  How dare you turn on us now.”  It’s disgusting and disrespectful and makes them all look like a bunch of idiots.  Descending into portraying him as Benedict Arnold in blackface is beyond lunacy.

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Joe the Plumber

I’ve stayed away from this … on purpose.  But a cartoon caught my eye this morning that just completely sums up the entire subject.

Robert Ariail, The State, South Carolina, 10.17.08

Robert Ariail, The State, South Carolina, 10.17.08

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