Rise and Shine: Toon Time



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Morning everyone. That last thread was getting very long, so I reckoned we needed a new one a bit quickish. So, toons only for now, but will follow this one with a newsie post in a while.

200 Responses to “Rise and Shine: Toon Time”

  1. April 19, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Bombing Suspectsโ€™ Uncle: They Do Not Deserve To Live On This Earth ยซ CBS Boston http://cbsloc.al/14BBqul

  2. 6 donna dem 4 obama
    April 19, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Gm TOD

  3. 7 hopefruit2
    April 19, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Hiya folks. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love these cartoons Chips!

  4. 14 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Morning Chiparoo. Your cartoon tweet of CNN was spot on. According to my twitter timeline, they are a mess this morning.

    Now they’re blaming pot.

  5. 17 Roberta in MN
    April 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Apparently the media who interviewed the Uncle gave the address of the boys and it went over the air. Our media is as much a problem as what these boys did.

    • 18 99ts
      April 19, 2013 at 9:57 am

      They make it so much more difficult for LE – it often seems this type of event ONLY happens in the US – or do they just publicize it more? Perhaps when enough of the media are blown up or shot up – they may stop supporting the gun lobby. It seems like with some politicians – it has to be up front and personal before they stand with the majority of Americans

  6. 20 amk for obama
    April 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

    GM chips. Excellent toons.

    I feel exactly like PBO.

  7. 21 GGAIL
    April 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks. I hope this turns into a Friday Good day in Boston & everywhere.

  8. 22 hopefruit2
    April 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

    MSNBC is desperate to link this to Al Qaeda – they are wildly speculating now.

  9. April 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Good Morning Chips and everyone. Really love the tones and yes Boston will run again.

  10. April 19, 2013 at 9:41 am

    NPR reporter has personal connection with the younger suspect:

    “@hereandnowrobin: remember djohar well, beautiful boy in tux at prom party and elsewhere.”

  11. April 19, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Morning TODer’s.

    Thanks for the Toons Chips. Toons can tell the story just as well or better than any of the mainstream sources.

  12. 50 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

  13. April 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

    “@BuzzFeedAndrew: RT @davabel: Just spoke to two police officers who told me that their colleague who was shot is “going to live” and is “a good, brave dude.””

  14. 57 symmetry11
    April 19, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Good morning all

  15. April 19, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I’m free! I’ve missed chatting with you all. I’ve been lurking, but thought it best to keep my opinions to myself. I’ve just found everything so disgusting, I had nothing positive to say. But my little ones are gone and I’m back, so you just have to put up with me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 60 japa21
      April 19, 2013 at 9:51 am

      I think we will survive somehow.

    • 61 Vicki
      April 19, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Welcome back, faypax

    • 63 99ts
      April 19, 2013 at 10:01 am

      Hello Fay – I had my little grandbabe with me today & it is a joy to have her – other things become not so important

      As for your opinions – they are always worth reading

      • April 19, 2013 at 10:09 am

        Hi 99ts! Grandkids are such a hoot. My daughter took my grandson to the store and he wanted to buy something but said, “I don’t have any money…I left my Grammy at home.” Whoever said it was right…we should have had them first. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 65 99ts
          April 19, 2013 at 10:22 am

          It is good to know that grandson well understands who can be hoodwinked at the store! He should go far in the world of diplomacy ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. April 19, 2013 at 9:52 am

    GM Chips, TOD…Woderful toons! One thing people might have missed a week ago…..might be of real relevance now.

  17. 70 a4alice
    April 19, 2013 at 9:58 am

    what a morning. Sounds like msm is doing it’s best to report wrong and bad news again. I’ll just check in with you guys from time to time and find out what’s really going on.

    • April 19, 2013 at 10:04 am

      They just can’t help themselves

    • April 19, 2013 at 10:14 am

      It’s far worse than we think and has been that way for a long time. We were just without resources to check what they were telling us. I remember reading about a particular piece of legislation that was being pushed by President Obama. The year was 2008…we hadn’t even had the election. What’s worse is every paper I picked up simply had a reprint of the same story.

  18. April 19, 2013 at 10:13 am

    CBS reporting that the suspect may have escaped the perimeter in a different car, a grey SUV. They have a suspicious license plate number but I didn’t write it down. It will be repeated soon. This fits with the widening of a broader area lockdown.

  19. 74 japa21
    April 19, 2013 at 10:16 am

  20. April 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I’m a little tired of the speculation, but since it’s the order of the day…tell, me. Why do you think they did it?

    • 76 dotster3
      April 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

      I don’t understand the mindset—–that goes from someone(s) seemingly normal appearing to friends and classmates—–and even someone who is (secretly) raging about Chechnyan independence on internet sites——how that becomes a decision to blow up innocent people at a marathon race in Boston. What is the connection? What is the point? How does that compute? What is the satisfaction in harming people in no way related to your passionate cause?

      • 77 99ts
        April 19, 2013 at 10:53 am

        Wouldn’t we all like a cut and dry answer – but this seems little different to the shootings of recent times – using bombs instead of guns – allowed them to get away and sit and watch the reactions on TV and the internet – none of it makes sense – which is why the term “terrorism” is used by the media – we are not expected to understand – all we have to do is arm ourselves and attack someone a long way away to revenge our dead.

      • April 19, 2013 at 10:55 am

        Of course you’re asking sensible questions, but I think many people from particularly war-torn countries ask the same questions. I went to a conference last week with a friend. People talked a lot about the problems in their lives…everything from divorce to homosexuality to the urge to commit suicide. My friend bolted from the chair and asked to leave. She said, “I spent my growing life dodging bombs and shrapnel and trying to stay alive and these people are complaining because some stupid man was late getting home.”

        Of course, it is completely removed from the present situation, but I think it might not be such a stretch to resent happiness and freedom when you’ve been so put upon.

  21. April 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

    PBO is now in briefingin the situation room w/Biden, Holder, Mueller, McDonough, Donilon, Monaco, Blinken, Mastromonaco, Rhodes, Haines & Sullivan

  22. 81 desertflower
    April 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/live-video/ Police at brothers apt. CT police have APB out for grey Honda CRV…..

  23. 83 japa21
    April 19, 2013 at 10:30 am

    • April 19, 2013 at 10:36 am

      I keep saying it…we need to clean-up the constant negative reporting and crazy rhetoric. While such wild, insensitive rhetoric may simply be opportunists pandering, the reality is such lunatic rants pour fuel on the flames of incipient antigovernment fury, feeding the kind of anger that animates violence.

      Think about it? Have you ever seen so many angry people, heard so many ugly expressions of hatred?

      • 85 japa21
        April 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

        I know. I have been reading some tweets from the right and they are really ugly. And that hatred is stirred up by the likes of Fox, Beck, Rush and others.

        • 86 99ts
          April 19, 2013 at 10:56 am

          “Others” includes a large number of right wing politicians who will do and use ANYTHING and any rhetoric if it causes grief to PBO. They want a country in absolute disarray – they couldn’t defeat the President at the polls so they use any means they can.

          • 87 nathkatun7
            April 19, 2013 at 9:28 pm

            You are absolutely right, 99ts! What infuriates the most is that the so called mainstream media aides and abets these right wingers who are promoting chaos in order to undermine the President.

      • April 19, 2013 at 11:11 am

        Yes. The riots of the 60’s. The backlash against Civil Rights and busing. Talk radio in the 80’s and 90’s. Traveling to less than friendly parts of the country. The only difference now is they have more outlets to vent.

        • April 19, 2013 at 11:15 am

          I should also add Black-Americans of another generation can tell you some serious stories of widespread ugly hatred in the South as well as the North, East and West. As Malcolm X once said to him Mississippi was anywhere south of the Canadian border.

  24. 91 japa21
    April 19, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Looking at pictures of SWAT team I would be curious to know size of magazine. Certainly not 100 capacity. Doubt if more than 10-15. If SWAT team doesn’t need 100 capacity why do others?

  25. April 19, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips and TOD family. I hope everyone have a most pleasant day today. Congrats Edwina, on being first this lovely Friday morning in which, President Barack Obama is still the President of The United States of America. TGIF

    • 96 arkluvspbo
      April 19, 2013 at 10:46 am

      “President Barack Obama is still the President of The United States of America. TGIF”
      Best news I’ve seen all day!

  26. 97 amk for obama
    April 19, 2013 at 10:40 am

  27. 98 anniebella
    April 19, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Well it seem the NRA and Republicans and 4 Dems should be happy, these two Boston bombers had there guns and weapons.

    • 99 anniebella
      April 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Thanks to the NRA, and those puppet money hungry cowards in D.C., we know that terrorists can get any kind of gun they want.

    • 100 japa21
      April 19, 2013 at 10:46 am

      However, they will be quick to tell you that they would probably have passed background checks (and they would have). So by their logic, they weren’t criminals. It will be interesting to find our exactly how the guns were gotten.

      • 101 theo67
        April 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

        Every time I hear gun nuts complain about the inadequacy of gun legislation to stop all gun violence (as though all laws stop all crime), I wonder what they’d say if the proposal was to get rid of all guns – outlaw all of them. That’s the only solution that will stop all gun violence, since the so-called “responsible gun owners” don’t want to consider anything that doesn’t meet that criteria.

    • April 19, 2013 at 11:20 am

      I’m not happy with their vote but I’m guessing Reid let those 4 Dems go once he realized that he didn’t have the votes to get to sixty. I think if he needed them to make sixty they would have come thru. No definitely but a strong chance.

      • 103 anniebella
        April 19, 2013 at 11:44 am

        I’m not so sure the NRA 4 would have come through. As a matter of fact I don’t think the NRA Dem 4 would have come through.

        • 104 nathkatun7
          April 19, 2013 at 9:40 pm

          “The NRA Dem 4” made absolutely no difference in the out come of the Bill expanding background checks. 41 Republicans were enough to FILIBUSTER the Bill. 93% of the Democratic Senators – a majority-voted for the Bill. Now if we want to blame Democrats we should blame the ten or so who joined in defeating, out right, the ban on assault weapons and the limits size of the magazines.

  28. 105 sabreen60
    April 19, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Good Morning Ms. Chips and TODers


    I also wonder if Romney will think he was right about Russia being our enemy. Get ready for the idiots and their “I told you so”.

  29. 107 sherijr
    April 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Listening to Richard Engle on NBC.. and frankly I think he’s just making shit up at this point.

    • 108 hopefruit2
      April 19, 2013 at 10:57 am

      I have had issues with Engle’s reporting for a while now.

      • 109 sherijr
        April 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

        yeah he keeps repeating that they could be affiliated w/ some international terrorist organization ultimately connected to Alqueda.. but offering no FACTS.. just his assumptions. Sick of this speculative ‘journalism’.

  30. April 19, 2013 at 10:46 am

    There have been so many things happening in recent months that have been mentally or emotionally draining. In the midst of it, we have been reminded โ€“ by our President and by the actions of our citizenry โ€“ that we are compassionate people; willing to lend a hand and sacrifice in times of crisis.

    We should remember that โ€œno man is an island.โ€ We should understand that there are instances when we need to depend on others to survive. And we should realize that when we do things to uplift others, we are uplifting ourselves.

  31. 111 dotster3
    April 19, 2013 at 11:03 am

    some kind of big action going on now—-someone said to be “on the ground”—-possible surrender/apprehension—-who knows but a huge police presence in Watertown. Kerry Sanders (NBC)—-was also “on the ground”—actually reporting from a prone position on the street, kept saying he was being pushed back. Or something.

    • 112 japa21
      April 19, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Since the media can do conjecture, so can I. We know dead brother had IED strapped to him. If this is the other suspect, same may be the case and they are being careful.

  32. April 19, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I have to leave for a while, but I want to leave you with this. I take no pride in being right about the fact that gun legislation would not pass. Now take a ringside seat and watch as they slowly unwind immigration reform…and the budget…forget about it. (I hope I’m wrong).

    We must do all we can to give our President the majority he needs to move this country forward…and we need to start NOW! Register people to vote and help people acquire the necessary identification because the Republicans will not stop trying to stop us. And make certain a Democrat is elected in 2016…even if that means Hillary (for those who don’t like her). Forward!!

    • 114 jackiegrumbacher
      April 19, 2013 at 11:18 am

      FayPax, the need to start now for 2014 is compelling. I agree that next to nothing will be accomplished by this Congress. It is a useless waste of space. We have to be relentless about getting ready for a humongous push in 2014. Lots of registrations, good candidates, getting out the word, building teams. 2014 is as big a battle as 2012 and it needs just as many resources and just as much attention. And yes, we must elect a Democrat to the WH in 2016. We can’t relent our push for one minute.

  33. 115 canadabarb4obama
    April 19, 2013 at 11:08 am

    On a more pleasant and heart warming note. Runners, spectators, and our stadium will be cloaked in blue and yellow on Sunday for the annual Vancouver Sun Run Marathon (estimates of 45,000 participants). Will post a picture as soon as I can, on Sunday. I’m proud of my fellow citizens, especially as my son’s girlfriend lives in Mass. 20 minutes from Boston. I feel like it’s personal.
    Keep your fingers crossed it will be a rain-free day!!! Mind you, most Vancouverites have webbed feet….lololol

  34. April 19, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Somewhat O/T but would like an answer. My R husband said (w/’great’ authority) that the background check bill would have required two next door neighbors wanting to do a gun sale to have to submit to federal background check. I would appreciate definite answer. We are traveling home from a family funeral.

    • 117 japa21
      April 19, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Actually, this one that failed would not have required that. Sales within family or between friends were excluded from background checks.

    • April 19, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Even if that were true, just wondering why people consider it so onerous to have a background check in order to sell (or buy) a lethal weapon.

    • 121 utaustinliberal
      April 19, 2013 at 11:40 am

      That’s a lie. It was not included in the Manchin-Toomey amendment/bill.

    • 122 theo67
      April 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      I wonder about people who are concerned about having to register a lethal weapon sold or traded between neighbors, but seem to be just fine with having to register a car sold between neighbors or family members? At least the car has an alternate purpose, and is not primarily used to kill or maim humans and other animals. A gun has no other use or purpose. None. If the owner owns it, and they’re responsible, then why would they object to registering the gun or conducting a background check?

    • 123 nathkatun7
      April 19, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      I would ask your husband this question: How many times have we seen people shocked and surprised when their nice next door neighbors turn out to be criminals or people with mental problems? By the way, the very weak bill that was FILIBUSTERED by the majority of Republican Senators and a very, very tiny group of Democrats, exempted background checks for sales between neighbors. Any one telling your husband otherwise is lying to him big time.

  35. April 19, 2013 at 11:15 am

  36. 127 amk for obama
    April 19, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Serbia and its former province of Kosovo have reached an EU-brokered accord aimed at normalising relations between the Balkan neighbours.

    “And the white smoke is out! Habemus pactum!” Kosovo’s Integration Minister Vlora Citaku tweeted after the talks.

    Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in 2008. While many countries recognise it as an independent country, Serbia does not.

    Serbia must normalise relations with neighbours before joining the EU.

    The deal was reached after months of tense negotiations between Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci in Brussels.


  37. 129 hopefruit2
    April 19, 2013 at 11:20 am

    MSNBC is just agitating for this “Islam” angle.

  38. 131 japa21
    April 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

    As Chicago slowly is being drowned by flooding rivers:

  39. 135 Lovepolitics2008
    April 19, 2013 at 11:26 am

    The uncle is praising America. He’s helping I think.

  40. 136 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Great news.

  41. April 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

  42. 138 sherijr
    April 19, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I feel so sorry for this Uncle, feeling/ pushed by the ‘press’ to prove/speak his love for America. Just too sad all of this.

    • 139 Don
      April 19, 2013 at 11:34 am

      You are spot on sherijr, the fact that this man had to come out of his house to denounce his brother’s children, and being almost pushed to say how much he loves America.

  43. 141 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 11:33 am

    CNN is killing me. ๐Ÿ˜†

  44. 142 japa21
    April 19, 2013 at 11:34 am

  45. 143 hopefruit2
    April 19, 2013 at 11:35 am

    The uncle tells the media that all these references to “Islam” are FAKE and FRAUDULENT.

  46. 144 hopefruit2
    April 19, 2013 at 11:44 am

  47. 146 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 11:44 am

  48. 147 hopefruit2
    April 19, 2013 at 11:46 am

  49. April 19, 2013 at 11:47 am

    On this day, 18 years ago, we were united, not as Tulsans or Lawtonites, not urban or rural, but as Oklahomans. The tragic events this week in Boston, and also Texas, brought back many painful memories. We will never forget our own loss, but we know the power of united communities, people coming together to take care of each other.

    We know the broken hearts so many have this week, and we know the strength they’ll need to heal. As we remember that day so many years ago, also remember that it is our love for each other that got Oklahoma through. That compassion guides us today. Though The Heartland was once wounded, we beat stronger still.

    May that grace and peace guide Oklahoma, Boston, Texas, and all Americans today and each day forward.

    • 149 carolyn
      April 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Yes, today is the 18th anniversary of our OKC bombing. We know well what has been going on in Boston this week. These scars linger, but strange as it may seem, this event brought the city together as a living organism in a way that nothing else did. We discovered we were a village. Everybody knew someone who was involved…or someone who knew someone. The mother of one of my students died in the blast. One of my husband’s friends was standing at his desk and watched the floor right in front of him fall down, and he stayed standing. We drew together and have stayed so.
      Large as it is, Boston is really a village in many ways too. It is compact and people go from one part to another easily. They will come together too…..the marathon will, I’m sure be celebrated next year more than ever.
      It is interesting that people tend to go “home”…..I would think they would escape somewhere new and unknown, but people just want to go home.

  50. April 19, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Who is Alex Jones, sewer man? Don’t what him on my google search? VC, next time you get first, you are getting that toon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  51. 159 amk for obama
    April 19, 2013 at 11:50 am

    what was that about ? did flake pull a stunt again?

  52. 163 99ts
    April 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

    “But, for the moment, it looks like a couple of young people who went completely off the twig and decided to kill a lot of people”

    Pierce with the facts as we currently know them

  53. 164 sherijr
    April 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

    NBC is really pushing international connections, absolutely no proof of these young men having travelled overseas to be ‘trained’.. and yet they keep saying that its ‘possible’. WHY?? There is no point to these discussions other than to inflame stupid people.

  54. April 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Well this gobsmacked me:

    • 168 Lovepolitics2008
      April 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Gosh, this whole mess could kill immigration reform and revive gun-safety laws. Bizarre.

      • 169 57andfemale
        April 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

        When you think that this kid could walk into a gun show right now and buy a gun, it’s really chilling. The city’s on lockdown, and yet he could go and legally buy a gun.

  55. April 19, 2013 at 12:03 pm

  56. 171 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    FLOTUS is the best!

  57. April 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Oh great, a drunk uncle. I stayed up until 4am. 6 EDT, my feed died to the Boston link, some kind person posted to their link. Now it sounds International. Lets bring in Daniel Greene (James Bond) He wouldn’t drive us crazy with the speculation. Awoke at 8:30 MST time. What are the best places to listen to live stream? Just because I’ve only scanned the posts here of your tweets, and Chips funny toons AND the wonderful men on top I think the news is going to drive me crazy.
    I would also like to say I have a good friend who is Russian and share some of her FB friends. She is very intelligent, knows several languages, lived in S. Korea and and speaks the language. She gave us our Golden Bear. She moved from here to New York State. She is Republican. I look past that or I wouldn’t have any friends or relatives. She has gone too far in some of her FB pics of PBO, but I delete. She’s in a time-out box with a few others. She probably does the same to mine. She’s much younger than me, so I’m surprised by her politics. But I think her hubby has is oil executive.

  58. 177 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm

  59. 178 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

  60. April 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    • 180 Lovepolitics2008
      April 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      On the other hand, the man was so emotional and seemed so angry his testimony may counter , at least a little, all the hate and fear that we’re sure the right wing will peddle in the next few days and weeks.

      • 181 theo67
        April 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm

        Except, I heard that Richard Engel declared that the outrage was “fake outrage”. These media are ridiculous and irresponsible.

  61. 182 anniebella
    April 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Want to get the Republicans to do something about guns, lets get blacks and latinos to start buying guns like white folks do.

  62. April 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I’ll have a new post soon ……………….. ish.

  63. 186 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

  64. April 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Between here and Twitter, the MSM is quite dispensable.

  65. 191 amk for obama
    April 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Last post

  66. April 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    • 194 jacquelineoboomer
      April 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Exactly. I stand with Chechens who had nothing to do with these incidents. However, the media and others will be quick to group any tribe of humans as one evil entity, at any time, because they cannot discern the facts and want to wash their hands of anything unpleasant. The only weapon their infantile brains have is the pointed finger.

    • 195 nathkatun7
      April 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      Great tweet, Chipsticks!

  67. 196 cluny
    April 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve gone back to lurking mainly post election but am gobsmacked by the media’s gross ineptitudes. I know a night of laughter seems inappropriate at a time like this but I am comforted by the fact that should he wish too PBO can absolutely go to town on the lazy media at the upcoming WHCD.

  68. April 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm

  69. April 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm

  70. 199 jacquelineoboomer
    April 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Gov. Patrick is on MSNBC right now.

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