The Week in Toons










August 1, 2014



Clay Bennett editorial cartoon











August 3, 2014



76 Responses to “The Week in Toons”

  1. August 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I know I am not first because of my slooooow computer. Happy Saturday TOD’ers

    • August 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Oh yes you are, JoJo!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 3 0388jojothecat
        August 2, 2014 at 7:04 pm

        Thank you Chips….I can’t believe it. It has been a looooong time since I’ve been first here.

        • August 2, 2014 at 7:22 pm

          Having reached the summit furst JoJo, I will expect consistent furstiness from you here on in. Otherwise, I will be SEVERELY disappointed.

          • 5 99ts
            August 2, 2014 at 7:33 pm

            We don’t all have inside information about this furstie stuff – I’m up too early today & it’s still chilly – sky gazing will be a little later today

            • August 2, 2014 at 7:40 pm

              Ha, sky gazing is NO excuse 99ts, I am tremendously disappointed in you.

              • 7 99ts
                August 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

                You may be disappointed – but grandbabe thinks I am the bestest grandmother in all of the world. I sometimes feel guilty for being so happy amid the turmoil of our world.

                • August 2, 2014 at 8:17 pm

                  ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a notion you are, actually, the bestest grandmother in the world.

                  Yeah, you feel guilty sometimes about simple, sweet pleasures, in the middle of such horror, but, I suppose, they’re what keep us going. Watching Danny’s furstโ„ข meeting with a hedgehog last night made me laugh out loud, a silly thing, but it’s why I love him. Stuff like that gives us the heart to carry on.

                  • 9 99ts
                    August 2, 2014 at 8:59 pm

                    It is a delight to be in your world – even Danny – and I am not a dog person!! So now the turf is watered and coffee is on the menu ๐Ÿ™‚

          • 12 0388jojothecat
            August 2, 2014 at 7:44 pm

            ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ hahahaha….I am looking at sometime mid to late 2015 for my next first place appearance but then again a girl can dream…..

            • August 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm

              JoJo, that’s a chronic lack of ambition – that’s like Tiger saying I’ll be happy enough if my next tournament win is in late 2015.

              Come on girl, reach higher, for flip’s sake ๐Ÿ™„

              • 14 0388jojothecat
                August 2, 2014 at 7:53 pm

                I have to set the bar low so when I do reach that higher goal I feel on top of the world…..kinda like the GOP ๐Ÿ™‚

                As far as Tiger…his next win WILL be in 2015. I know I will be first on TOD before Tiger’s next win. ๐Ÿ™‚

                • August 2, 2014 at 7:58 pm

                  JoJo, I love you – I’m spring-cleaning (hush, VC) the kitchen at the moment, and your comment had me howling so much, I needed a break – and spring-cleaning breaks ROCK!!!!

                  • 16 0388jojothecat
                    August 2, 2014 at 8:05 pm

                    ((((Love you too Chips))))) I cleaned the first floor only last week and it’s dusty again with little kitty fur tumble weeds rolling on the floor. I cleaned my office so now I can see the floor and the top of my desk but my bedroom has three loads of clean laundry at the foot of the bed…..I say take a looooonnnnng break because it’s just gonna get messy again. ๐Ÿ™‚

                    • August 2, 2014 at 8:11 pm

                      Oh crikey JoJo, your home is mine – just swap kitty fury for Danny hair, and we’re housey twins! I did 97,000 loads of washing last week, and have still to sort it out. By the time I do, I’ll have to wash it all over again. Life is muck!

  2. August 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Outstanding toons, thank yoooooooou LP!!!!

  3. 21 0388jojothecat
    August 2, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Holy Crap…I am Furstist! I am gonna go out and buy a lottery ticket. I feel lucky!

    • 22 vcprezofan2
      August 2, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      It feels good to see you on ‘top of the world’, Jojo! Maybe that lottery ticket is in order! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 23 GGAIL
      August 2, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      jojo, it’s good to see you on First! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 24 0388jojothecat
      August 2, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you vc and GGail …… it’s been a muggy SoCal day here, I hope you are all are having a wonderful day.

      • 25 GGAIL
        August 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm

        I’m in that muggy SoCal weather too ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • 26 arapaho415
        August 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm

        My first comment on TOD after running Saturday errands was “I want to crawl into my freezer for awhile.”

        According to weather.com, it only got into the 80s here, but the humidity is stifling.

        Forecast is for rain tomorrow, all over SoCal, including Ventura County. Would be worth the heat if it rains — the hillsides are beyond parched — and it will feel tropical, like we’re having a luau in Hawaii. Crossing my fingers.

        • 27 0388jojothecat
          August 2, 2014 at 10:32 pm

          From your lips to Gods ears…I pray we get even a little rain. When I was feeding the strays in the neighborhood I could feel a some drizzle. It is so muggy and still no wind at all. If it rains I am going outside and dance in it. The last time I remember we had whether like this and it rained it was in August I was 16yrs old in 1972.

    • 28 Vicki
      August 2, 2014 at 7:53 pm


  4. 30 vcprezofan2
    August 2, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Time in

    Yo, LPlains, I thought we were friends; couldn’t you have waited for me?

    • August 2, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      I apologize VC…… I was watching some lame movie ‘Transcendence’….wasted two hours of my very busy schedule….hopefully ‘Need for Speed’ will be better? ….if not Auburn vs. Georgia is being replayed in an hour.

      • 32 vcprezofan2
        August 2, 2014 at 8:09 pm

        You know, I can never figure out WHERE people find time to watch movies! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. 33 vcprezofan2
    August 2, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    So, why is everyone so quiet?

    • August 2, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Sheesh VC, there’s a new post.

      • 35 vcprezofan2
        August 2, 2014 at 7:24 pm


        I actually checked. ๐Ÿ˜€

        • August 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm

          ๐Ÿ˜† I am weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepin’!!

          • 37 vcprezofan2
            August 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm

            Sure you are, you ๐Ÿ‘ฟ !

            I prolly should ask my son to pray for you when he goes to church tomorrow.

            • August 2, 2014 at 7:41 pm

              Oi! Don’t leave the prayers to your son, get thee to the church, I need all the TOD prayers I can get!

              • 39 vcprezofan2
                August 2, 2014 at 7:49 pm

                I actually haven’t been since I became involved with you.
                Just kidding, I mean involved with the media during PBO’s first campaign. Discovering the way ‘christians’ behaved towards BHO, the very ‘christians’ that were lauded from time to time in my church was a HUGE turnoff! Discovering how they reacted to the poor and those in need didn’t help either.

              • 40 vcprezofan2
                August 2, 2014 at 7:50 pm

                I should add that friends from church have been praying for *me* ever since. Probably explains why I’m almost always in good health and feeling happy. ๐Ÿ˜€

                • August 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

                  Hmm, those prayers haven’t fixed your ‘puter, which makes me TOTALLY lose faith.

                  • 42 vcprezofan2
                    August 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm

                    ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ™„ They didn’t KNOW about my ‘puter!

                    • August 2, 2014 at 8:19 pm

                      That’s it, I’m an Atheist.

                    • 44 vcprezofan2
                      August 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm

                      That’s it, I’m definitely going to pray harder (to compensate for my diminished prayer life) for you. ๐Ÿ˜€

                    • 45 vcprezofan2
                      August 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm

                      This is funny. I clicked on twitter right after answering you and this was right at eye level

                      Trip Lee โ€@TripLee 5m

                      Preparing to preach Psalm 128 at my church tomorrow morning. Itโ€™s such a privilege to study & preach Godโ€™s Word. Pray for me!

                      Reply Retweet Favorite
                      I haven’t a clue who it is, haven’t checked his/her TL or what Psalm 128 says, or anything. I just thought it was funny following our convo.

  6. 46 MightyPamela
    August 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    CantorWon’t ought not to look so forlorn, the rest of his sleazebag ‘froends’ won’t be far behind! Good riddance.

  7. August 2, 2014 at 7:26 pm

  8. 48 GGAIL
    August 2, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    LP, Toons that say a lot.
    The word Dodgers looks like the LA Dodgers ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  9. August 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    AWesomeeeeeeee TOONS!

  10. August 2, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  11. August 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    • 52 jackiegrumbacher
      August 2, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Absolutely love this, PF.

      • August 2, 2014 at 9:46 pm

        Greetingssss Jackie…

        Did you know about the protest planned in DC….my daughter called me …to tell me about it….I was on twitter most of the day…off and on,…did not come on my time line….went to #DC4GAZA….to find out info…..

  12. August 2, 2014 at 7:42 pm

  13. August 2, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    LIVE UPDATES: IDF determines 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, previously considered captured, is dead…

    according to the article it seems that neither Hamas or the IDF knows for sure how it happened..

  14. August 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm

  15. August 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    More news on this….

    The military announced early Sunday morning that 23-year-old Hadar Goldin of the Givati infantry brigade had been killed in battle on Friday.

    Is this another instance in which ,,,Israel pushed misinformation to end the ceasefire?….if so….2nd time…

  16. August 2, 2014 at 8:17 pm

  17. 66 vcprezofan2
    August 2, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Here’s a short TED* talk that makes a lot of sense.

  18. 67 amk for obama
    August 2, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    lmao @ the redmeat toon. so true.

  19. August 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    “What do you think the country needs in order not to lose the impulse it received from Maidan, and to develop further?

    – You know, Maidan is over, however, the citizen activism does not decrease. This is not so obvious to an external observer because of the war. People engage in different initiatives: investigate the crimes committed at Maidan, help the wounded, transport supplies for the military, control the Parliament to stimulate it to introduce the reforms that the country needs.

    I am sure there will be a time when the whole world will study our unique experience of self-organization, the time when common people got together to essentially perform the stateโ€™s functions. We were left with the โ€œHeavenโ€™s Hundredโ€ after EuroMaidan. But we cannot move forward [just] on their account. Everybody must provide support to public society/organizations/institutions. And we are aware of that.”

    Very important interview …

  20. August 2, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    did anyone see this…

  21. August 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm

  22. August 2, 2014 at 9:04 pm

  23. 72 kasai
    August 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Flashback: THE TIDE TURNED IN 2008…and keeps turning:-)
    Wow! This Video is the essence of Our President…..We are Truly Blessed to witness his Greatness

    • August 2, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you Kasai!! We have indeed come very far since that speech and we have done so, together, thanks to the brilliant, empathetic leadership of President Obama.

      • 74 kasai
        August 2, 2014 at 9:49 pm

        Indeed Bob..was feeling a bit sentimental watching this Video..He never changes his massage and did still doing what he set to do. Amazingly with every obstruction, hate thrown at him. My admiration grows stronger every day.
        Thank you Bob for all the contribution to the blog…I get my Int’l news right here:-)
        Your delivery of tweets are always spot on…
        Thank you Kindly!

  24. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    August 2, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    The David and Goliath cartoon is masterful.

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