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89 Responses to “TOD Toon Time”


  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    April 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Hello.

  2. 11 sonjiaduncan
    April 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Hee hee!

  3. 12 Nena20409
    April 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Signed, Sealed and delivered…. 😎

    Great Job, sir ;).

  4. 13 japa21
    April 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Love the Rush one. He is truly an elephant’s …

  5. April 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Thank yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooou Amk!!!!

  6. April 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Those are scathingly terrific! Thanks AMK!

  7. 16 sonjiaduncan
    April 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Watching cspan house vote on FAA shift of funds.

    • April 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      I called the White House and tweeted President Obama to veto this turkey. Congress should repeal the entire sequester, not just tinker with the bits that inconvenience them. I’m actually surprised the Democrats in the Senate didn’t filibuster this.

  8. 18 Nena20409
    April 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Yesterday, GW Bush was saying that for the 1st time in history, a POTUS’ Museum was witnessed by his Parents? I totally got sick.

    Our Form of Government was Not structured to be so. Until 1955, after FDR’s family built a Library and Bequeathed that to USA……..Not one so called Library existed.

    Building statues for himself took the cake for any respect that I might have ever dared or imagined to have for GW Bush…..and I have Zippo.

  9. April 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Hi AMK., fabulous take on the opening of Shrub’s booky thingy!!!

  10. 20 MightyPamela
    April 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Mind boggling! Well Done amk! Sheesh. The toon artists are ON FIYAH! and I thank them for every blistering cartoon they publish! Off to post this thread on FB, too many to choose just a few! My absolute fave: the FEMA trailer as LieBury…. Brilliant, effing brilliant! BBL!

  11. April 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm

  12. April 26, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Hi Amk and Chipsy!!!!!! Just checking in have a wonderful Friday everyone

  13. 25 JER
    April 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

  14. 27 amk for obama
    April 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Hope you all enjoyed the toons. Gunnite folks.

  15. 29 carolyn
    April 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Once again I was at the end of the previous thread talking to myself. I’m going to repeat what I said, especially considering the toons at the top.

    My final word on the President’s trip to Texas yesterday. Many on here expressed great distress that he was visiting Texas and concern about his safety.

    First, he HAD to attend the dedication of the GWB Entertainment complex (as David Letterman called it last night.)
    Second, he NEEDED to attend the memorial service at Waco. This was important for several reasons. , The people of west Texas needed to see him and realize that he is president of them too. Actually seeing him in person will dispel the many myths and caricatures of him they hear and see on blog, radio, etc. There will be people who now can and will say when they hear him being disparaged, “But I saw him. That is not true.” He went to “liberal” Boston, and the right wing media could not say that he thought they were more important than a town in Texas.

    Others needed to see him being just as warm and caring in Texas as he had been in Boston, and he and Michelle did not disappoint. I believe this can turn out to be an important visit…..results will show down the line. He did what was right, and that alone is sufficient reason.

    I was not worried about his safety in Dallas. I know what a stain the assassination is on their reputation, and how damaging it is to their self image. They were NOT going to let anything bad happen again. I also know the mother of the mayor of Dallas, and know he is an honorable and careful man. Nothing bad was going to happen on his watch. He also had the decency to go to the airport to meet the President,and Rick Perry was better than Okla’s gov, who left town when the president came.

    We must be careful not to demonize an entire state for the governor and senators. Many good and wonderful people live there…..like ut, and my son and his family. Also, many of you are too young to remember good governors like Ann Richards, but there was a time when Texas was not the tea party sinkhole it seems to have become. Then, Texas had an excellent educational system, people came to UT from all over the world for its excellence. They have a good system of community colleges, which gave my daughter-in-law excellent first two years for practically no cost. Their state highway system is excellent. Their second tier highways are better than Oklahoma’s first tier. You can travel comfortably and safely on state roads.

    I suppose I feel the need to defend the state a little, as both my wonderful grandmother and wonderful mother were born there, my son and family live there,and my three grandchildren were born there. My absolutely wonderful daughter-in-law is a progressive native Texan and says the state will turn blue. The President, once again, is looking to the future.

    In robin news…..she’s still on the nest and we are hoping for baby robin(s).

    • 30 Betsy
      April 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      I hear what you are saying. I used to live in Dallas, about 22 years ago now, and it was in much better shape then. The people were generally WONDERFUL, warm and caring. You are right about not labeling a state by the Tea Party wing nuts. That being said, Texas has a huge influence on education and it has become a nightmare down there which will impact the nation. I sure hope they get their act together and turn blue before it’s too late. It is so sad, outside of liberal pockets such as Austin, the general deterioration of the state. I hope they turf out Gov Perry, and elect a progressive Democrat instead!

      • 31 COS
        April 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm

        You are right Betsy. Years ago, I was thinking about retiring in Dallas. I have relatives there and I always had a wonderful time when I visited. I changed my mind after Rick Perry was voted in as governor.

    • 32 utaustinliberal
      April 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      All of this. Fantastic commentary Carolyn and thanks for the shout-out!

    • 33 a4alice
      April 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Carolyn you are right. I really feel that Texas could and will be turned back to blue. I know, maybe it’s asking a lot, but there’s a growing number of progressives in that state. I don’t think it’s impossible.

    • April 26, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      There are could people in Wyoming too. Probably in all Red states.

  16. 36 hopefruit2
    April 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm

  17. 42 Linda
    April 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Mark Zuckerberg’s New Political Group Spending Big On Ads Supporting Keystone XL And Oil Drilling

    http://thinkprogress.org/

    Ugh….

    • 43 japa21
      April 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm

  18. 44 Nena20409
    April 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Jay Carney’s WH Presser for 4-26-13

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/312395-2

  19. April 26, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Folks are getting excited about the WHCD 🙂

  20. 46 utaustinliberal
    April 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

  21. April 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    #TrustBarack

    • 49 a4alice
      April 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      thanks bob. sigh……

    • 50 57andfemale
      April 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      This whole thing disgusts me on so many levels I could scream. It doesn’t help the country, it doesn’t help PBO, it doesn’t help Dem’s. The Dem’s are rushing to make sure their vacations aren’t inconvenienced, but do nothing about the wholesale layoffs by the Federal government that are grinding the recovery to a halt.

      I’m livid.

  22. 51 Anna
    April 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for the ‘truther’ toons amk.

  23. 52 Jovie
    April 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

  24. 53 Vicki
    April 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    GOP celebrating the complete surrender of the government on The Sequester. They won!! They won!!!
    What a surprise. Rich people rewarded, the rest of us deprived.

    See you all on TOD somewheres down the road if/when fairness becomes a believable goal to me again.

    • 54 Don
      April 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      Vicki, the Republicans didn’t win anything. What they did do is to once again show that they are willing to fight for the rich to the detriment of everyone else. As a government worker I’m glad that the air-traffic controllers were able to avoid any layoffs which would have effected their take home pay. In the end the sequester is going to spring so many leaks that the Republicans won’t be able to patch all of them up. Those people that work for the FAA aren’t millionaires, some of them actually need paychecks to survive.

  25. 56 Nena20409
    April 26, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    PBO speech at the Plant Parenthood on 4-26-13

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/312395-1

  26. 57 Don
    April 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I was watching Jay Carney’s presser today and what struck me was how much the press corps were almost urging the President Obama to go to war with Syria. And as usual Jay handled it by saying that the President would not go to war until every questioned is answered about Assad’s use of chemical weapons, and then without the complicit approval of the U.N. and all of our allies.

    • 58 theo67
      April 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      It doesn’t surprise me that the WHPC is itching to go to war. They live to be entertained, and their salivating over Bush and the blasted Ground Zero Blowhorn yesterday proves that they don’t understand the cost of war in real terms. They just want something to write about – and the potential lives lost are just too bad.I can’t stomach these people anymore.

      And you know that if/when the President strikes against Syria, there will be a whole contingent of the same media people who will attack him for having done something. He can’t win – he can only be true to himself.

      • 59 57andfemale
        April 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        You’e not a ‘strong’ president unless you rush to war. That’s what RWNJ’s have been saying for decades and MSM never questions it.

        disgusting.

      • 60 hopefruit2
        April 26, 2013 at 4:38 pm

        And then watch the same WHPC take the opposite stance the minute PBO announces that he’s going to war.

  27. 62 Jovie
    April 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm

  28. 63 Don
    April 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    President Obama was the first President to ever speak at Planned Parenthood, let that sink in for a moment. All the other Presidents of this country for whatever reason didn’t or couldn’t speak to Planned Parenthood. So the next one of these Emoprogs or Professional Lefters start talking about President Obama didn’t fight for blah blah blah, you ask them, “what the fuck did your President fight for?”

  29. April 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    It’s National Arbor Day. If you believe in the future , plant a tree. FORWARD

    • 67 theo67
      April 26, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      i remember seeing this picture. Did anyone ever find out if it’s a true picture? I can’t imagine those branches being strong enough to support those goats. And what are those goats doing up there anyway!?

    • April 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      Forgot to post this with photo. It doesn’t fit on twitter . 😉

      Happy Arbor Day, everyone! Today we celebrate the trees alongside some unusual animals (not just birds), who also like to hang out in the branches up above…
      Ever seen goats in trees? We have! They’re regulars in Morocco and Algeria. See more here:
      http://aol.it/ZpiRpd

  30. 72 Ladyhawke
    April 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Cantor gloats after FAA fix passes

    by Steve Benen

    ——————————–

    But if we think about this just a little more, Cantor’s bravado is misplaced, at least a little. For one thing, Republicans “scrambled” just as quickly this week, fearing they might get blamed for the delays, too. It’s precisely why they launched such an aggressive public-relations campaign, hoping to divert responsibility for the spending cuts they claim to love.

    For another, the legislative remedy also makes clear that the “Obama flight delays” talking point was a rather blatant lie from the outset — according to Republicans, it was the Obama administration’s policy that caused the FAA furloughs. This wasn’t true, and the legislative fix helps prove it — if this was a White House policy, why did Congress need to intervene to fix it?

    ——————————————-

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/04/26/17931726-cantor-gloats-after-faa-fix-passes?lite

  31. 74 carolyn
    April 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Did anyone see Colin Powell at the farce yesterdayh,oreven hear his name mentioned? I didn’t…..but I didn’t watch the farce ceremony or look at many pictures, but there was certainly nothing about him in any of the clips I saw…..

  32. 75 57andFemale
    April 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    good for Chris Hayes for reporting this last night: Bush administration blocked stronger regulation of fertilizer plants in the wake of 9/11. My link is from Orange Satan so I won’t post.

    • 76 theo67
      April 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      I saw a snippet of this, and saw that then-Senator Obama had introduced legislation for greater regulation of chemical plants, and it was shot down in Congress by the GOP.

  33. April 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I just have one thing to say: #TrustBarack.

    Now off to lunch with the missus after my uncle helped me garden.

    • 78 theo67
      April 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Have fun, LL. I’m not even paying attention to Syria until I hear what the President decides to do. #TrustBarack – indeed! He hasn’t let us down yet.

    • 79 a4alice
      April 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      I’m with you LL! 🙂 back to work……

  34. 80 desertflower
    April 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/04/26/1925441/federal-guidelines-rape-plan-b/

    For the first time in the past seven years, the federal government has issued specific guidelines for the way that health professionals, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors should respond to sexual assault cases. And unlike the earlier guidelines issued in 2004, the new policy specifically recommends methods to prioritize victims’ “physical and emotional needs,” including ensuring that emergency contraception is available to them.
    The new national protocol intends to standardize the practice of collecting evidence and treating victims who have been the subject of sexual violence — a method of bolstering the advances made by the Violence Against Women Act over the past 18 years. Except for the medical professionals working in federal prisons or in the military, who will be required to follow them, the guidelines are voluntary. Still, advocates working to assist victims of sexual assault are praising the new policy as an important update to the 2004 rules:

  35. 81 desertflower
    April 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Kansas getting ready to spend taxpayer $$$ arguing for it’s unconstitutional abortion laws. Happy yet, Kansas??

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/04/26/1929641/kansas-one-million-defend-abortion-law/

  36. 82 japa21
    April 26, 2013 at 4:08 pm

  37. 83 Jovie
    April 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Nice.

  38. 84 Jovie
    April 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Wow!

    • 85 anniebella
      April 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Why wouldn’t the ex-French President and wife like the Obama family, POTUS, FLOTUS, Malia, Sasha, it is a nice family. And I’m very proud to have them in the White House.

  39. April 26, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I wonder if the dipshits who said Obama was dodging Planned Parenthood feel embarrassed now.

    Nah! Of course not.

  40. April 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    where is White House Week?

  41. 89 Jovie
    April 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm


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