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78 Responses to “The Week in Toons”

  1. September 13, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Suuuuuuuuuuperb toons LP, thank you soooOOOooOOoooOOOoooOOooo much!!!!

  2. 6 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Powerful Toons LP.
    Au ⭐ for Vetivera24. Congrats.

  3. 8 99ts
    September 13, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    hey – gm from down under – I just woke up to the hug wars – an all time fabulous thread – back after I’ve checked it out in detail

    Congrats on the gold vetivera

  4. September 13, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Great selection, LP!!

    Congrats vetivera 🙂

    This sucks ….

    • 11 99ts
      September 13, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      He reads to be a wonderful man bobfr – there are some powerful lobbies in the US – it is surely time that “both sides” are allowed to speak – especially in a place renowned for free speech and divergent views.

      It always seems to be the good and the honest who resign & the loud mouth bigots who remain to spread their hate.

  5. 12 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    • 13 anniebella
      September 13, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      As I said yesterday, I have compassion for Foley’s Mother. She lost her son, I know it was, is heartbreaking. But I believe the administration did all they could to fine Foley. And I will not excuse her sitting on tv acting as if no one gave a dam about finding her son.

      • 14 Nena20409
        September 13, 2014 at 6:31 pm

        Exactly. The US helped in freeing him in Libya after 41 days.
        And for News Media to just slant the story for maximum sympathy is truly with Malice of the highest kind.
        USA is a free nation. US doesn’t not stop her citizens from travelling abroad. Mr Foley knew the risks and took it. It Is Not USA sole job to go around rescuing Free Citizens not sent to war in a war zone nations.

        Those are hard facts.

        • 15 anniebella
          September 13, 2014 at 8:31 pm

          Foley, and his family knew where he was going was dangerous place, anything could happen. You hope and pray it didn’t, but it was Foley decision to go, now for his mother to sit on tv and try to act as if no one gave a dam about getting her son back, it’s wrong.

      • 16 idon
        September 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm

        The US gov’t was under no obligation to do anything for her son – NONE! The cover story is that he was a working journalist, working for himself or someone else as in a corporation. It was up to the corporation to go get him. If he was really there as a gov’t employee, she should stop talking now.

  6. September 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm

  7. 18 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I didn’t think there was ever any doubt. They have been at it since rescuing the Yazidis

  8. September 13, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Worth remembering the complexities involved in trying to coalesce and destroy ISIL:

    ERBIL, Iraq—As the Islamic State fighters tore through northern Iraq in a murderous rampage, the women were called to come down from the mountains. One woman known as Ozlem, a longtime fighter with a Kurdish guerrilla group, was sent to defend Makhmour, a town where some 12,000 Kurds had taken refugee. Ozlem, whose nom de guerre means “to be missed,” eagerly left to confront the enemy — the radical Islamic group also known as ISIS or ISIL “We knew what they did in Sinjar,” Ozlem said, referring to the recent slaughter of civilians from the Yazidi minority sect, whose surviving members fled into a forbidding mountain range in northern Iraq before.

    “We came to Makhmour with so much aggression against ISIS,” she said. For days, they heard how the Islamic State was advancing toward Makhmour, their black banner giving the fighters the appearance of a marauding army conjured up from a medieval past. Then, the fighters arrived. For the next 76 hours, Ozlem along with the rest of the Kurdish forces, battled the militants for control of the town, the women participating alongside the men in combat, as members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (or PKK) has always done. In firefights with bearded, black-clad men, she came close enough to notice they were fighting in sandals and seemed apparently unconcerned with death.

    “In clashes with other enemies, soldiers defended themselves, because life was important to them,” Ozlem said. “You usually lay down and shoot from the ground or from behind something. They were standing up — exposed — and shooting.” Ozlem and other women who were part of the battle say they took special pleasure in fighting the notorious radicals whose barbarism, especially towards women, has left a scuttlebutt trail in every town they have taken. “They’re the enemy of women, but not only women,” Ozlem said. “They’re the enemy of the entire region and entire world.”…continued

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  11. September 13, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Jesus, ISIL have beheaded another man, the British guy. ****ing scum.

    • 23 Nerdy Wonka
      September 13, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      When Al Qaida – AL OAIDA! – kicks you out because your views are too extreme for them, your group has a serious problem.

      May the victim rest in peace. Horrible news for his family. My condolences to them.

  12. 24 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Unfortunately, ISIL has been beheading people since their days in Iraq…..9-10 yrs ago.

    Suadi Arabia and their Fellow Sunni Nations have been propping these terrorist groups up for many years.

  13. September 13, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    LOL! I actually found a video “Hugger in Chief” at cbs..Hope Maddow see this video

  14. 32 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 6:41 pm

  15. September 13, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    O/T Hip-Hop heads will enjoy 😎

    Saturday marks two decades since Bad Boy Records released Ready to Die, the album that introduced the charismatic, exceptionally talented, gone too soon rapper Biggie Smalls to the world, and made him a star. In the early ’90s, dream hampton was a student at NYU and a writer. Christopher Wallace was shopping a demo tape that he’d made under the name The Notorious B.I.G. (his first choice for nom de plume — Biggie Smalls — had already been taken by another rapper, but his friends and fans continue to call him Biggie). Their paths crossed shortly after hampton voted for the rapper to be included in The Source magazine’s Unsigned Hype column, then the launching pad for some of hip-hop’s greatest musicians. They became friends, him reading her work and sometimes going to class with her.

    “I remember reading Ntozake Shange with Biggie. Because his mom was an English teacher, he really liked to read — things like Charles Dickens. So I had that literary, kind of love of books in common with Biggie,” she says. “I could challenge him on things. I absolutely challenged him, in the studio and in our friendship, on some of the sexism. I would have hoped that he would have outgrown some of that. It was a little cartoonish at times, his misogyny — as was so much of the music at the time. But, yeah, we were young.” Hampton was present while Biggie was writing and recording his debut album, Ready to Die, which was released on Sept. 13, 1994. Her relationship with the musician gives her an inside perspective on the stories he tells in those songs, from the theatrically violent “Gimme the Loot”

    “He shared something with me early on, and it really made me sad. It was that, ‘People expect me to be a certain way, so sometimes I just give that person to them.’ We were trying to catch a cab once — I used to have to go out to get the cab. This was late at night after studio sessions. I went to almost all of the sessions for Ready to Die. And I’d go out in the street to get the cab, and Biggie would wait in the shadows. I remember one cab driver seeing him approach the cab, and he took off! With my legs dragging. Biggie kind of had to grab me up from the car and almost saved my life. It was this visceral response that people had to him as a physical person in the world that informed a lot of how he turned around and acted towards them. I mean, at his core he was a kind, funny, generous, sensitive person. But he was seen in the world through this lens of anti-blackness, as a predator,” says hampton. “‘Gimme the Loot’ is a perfect example of that, of him basically internalizing people’s ideas about who he is in the world.”…continued


    Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die debuted in 1994, just as hip hop was moving to the forefront of popular culture. Buoyed by the success of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic and Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle two years prior—and Nas’ Illmatic earlier that year—there had never been a better time for Biggie to unleash his cleverly worded tales of life as a dope slinger in Bed Stuy. Radio-ready singles like “Big Poppa” perfectly counterbalanced the grit of “Warning” and “Suicidal Thoughts,” and Christopher Wallace was on his way to icon status at 22.

    To quote a Ready to Die track, “Things Done Changed” and the world’s a very different place than it was 20 years ago—for example, you have to be a millionaire to afford Biggie’s childhood home these days. Everyone still knows all the words to “Juicy,” regardless of how old they were when the album came out. But do they understand all of the pop culture references they’re rapping along to with their red Solo cups in the air? Let’s take a closer look at some of Biggie’s classic lyrics.

  16. September 13, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Recommend all of you read the entirety of ….

    Here’s a snippet:

    “And in any case, the whole idea of the necessity of fighting Banderites and Right Sector falls apart because of one simple question: tell us, please, how many Russian people were murdered in Ukraine because of their nationality in the past 20 years? Zero? Oops. And in the Russian Federation, how many Russians were stabbed by Caucasians? How many Russian women were raped by Tajiks and other Central Asian migrant workers? Oops.

    No, we know who started this genocide, and we know full well. It was started by one FSB colonel by order of another FSB colonel. The names of these colonels are Girkin and Putin.

    And in order for it all to burn brighter, one of the FSB colonels posed as a “white officer” and a “Russian nationalist.” And other “Russian nationalists” decided to play along with the FSB colonel, putting themselves in a position of useful idiots. And these “Russian nationalist” clowns lured hundreds and thousands of volunteers to Donbas, to fight Banderites and Right Sector. And to continue the banquet, the FSB colonel armed the most psychopathic and uneducated residents of Donbas, which immediately resulted in a social catastrophe and widespread lawlessness that was not seen in that region since 1923. And the useful idiots persistently suppressed the crimes committed by the local and visiting rednecks, by all of this pride of the nation, the Ponomarevs and the Motorolas.”

  17. 35 desertflower
    September 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    You all remember Tim, right? 🙂 What Time says about our Hugger in Chief!

    Published on Aug 3, 2014

    I hope you love this giving a hug to
    President Obama is special to me
    And the president felt all my love for him

  18. September 13, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Look it’s Chris Hayes! 🙂

  19. September 13, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Caption this picture? Ready go ?

  20. 43 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 7:12 pm

  21. 45 JER
    September 13, 2014 at 7:15 pm

  22. 46 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 7:16 pm


    Egypt has nearly 90M people. US has mostly equipped their Military annually approaching 2.7B. Perhaps, they should move their arses and defend their backyard?

    • 47 FoxfireTX
      September 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Exactly. Too busy fighting amongst themselves. Perhaps it is time for them to get their act together to defend their country and utilize the billions in military aid and training the US has provided for decades.

  23. September 13, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Caveat: It’s AP …. but, you should read it ….

  24. 49 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Same coward with his face covered and a with a blade knife.

  25. September 13, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    This is a bit dated, and interestingly some of his recommendations have actually been implemented in the past several days. That said, good historical perspective for those less familiar with what has been happening in Russia since 1991.

    “While some “realist” foreign policy analysts in the West, such as John Mearsheimer, blame Russia’s atavistic behaviour on the expansion of NATO and the EU, arguing that it is a Russian response to perceived threats from the West, such conclusions are false and give little domestic context to understanding the motives of President Vladimir Putin. This is because realists generally disregard important domestic determinants of Moscow’s behaviour, such as Russian political culture, which historically lacks liberal-democratic traditions, tends to have an overtly anti-Western and authoritarian bent, and contains large amounts of positive historical memories that are nostalgic towards the Soviet Union.

    Such realist assertions are also morally problematic, because they ignore the desires of the Ukrainian people, especially in regards to wanting democratic freedoms and the rule of law, as well as not wanting to live under the threat of Russian domination. Indeed, what most seriously threatens Putin is not the relative military threat that NATO and the EU pose, but the fact that the expansion of these clubs into Eastern Europe has historically brought a general trend towards both democratization and economic liberalization. Such trends directly threaten the authoritarian order in Moscow. This is why Moscow is fighting so hard to keep Ukraine destabilized, because Putin views this as his best chance of keeping Ukraine from moving Westward.

    Moscow’s invasion of eastern Ukraine is a prime example of an increasingly resurgent and atavistic Russia flexing its muscles, and should not be taken lightly. Any failure of EU and NATO members to act in a decisive and cohesive manner will surrender the initiative to an anti-democratic and authoritarian Russia, and will further appease President Putin’s imperialistic agenda.”

  26. September 13, 2014 at 7:51 pm

  27. September 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Testing emojis


  28. September 13, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Good Evening Friends!

    I’m feeling a little low tonight. Found out about the passing of jazz legend Joe Sample. Huge loss to the music world.
    Had to retweet the hug war from last thread to ease some of the sadness.

    Forgive me, but I have to share some of his wonderful music tonight.

    Starting with one of my dearest favorites from him, it features my favorite singer, Lalah Hathaway.

  29. 55 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 8:12 pm

  30. 56 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 8:13 pm

  31. 57 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 8:16 pm

  32. 58 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

  33. September 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Typo corrected … TY LL ….

  34. September 13, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    “Ukraine Says It Repelled Attack Against Donetsk Airport
    00:03 (GMT)

    In yet another breach of the ceasefire, Ukraine says that it has repelled an attack against Donetsk airport. RFE/RL reports:

    Renewed fighting has flared up near Donetsk, despite a eight-day cease-fire between pro-Russian separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine.

    The Ukrainian military said its forces had repelled an attack on the airport of Donetsk.”


  35. 61 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 8:28 pm

  36. 62 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    So much good music!

  37. 63 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 8:32 pm

  38. 64 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm

  39. 65 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm

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  41. 67 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 8:41 pm

  42. 68 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 8:57 pm

  43. September 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Could not be more empathetic for the Foley family, but their agenda could not be more dangerous and mean-spirited.

    Dangerous, because as I and many have noted, if the US Gov paid or sanctioned, in any way, paying ransom Americans would become the most hunted people on the planet.

    Mean-spirited, because of the fact that hundreds of Americans dedicated a huge chunk of their time, and in many cases risked their lives, to try and save a guy who INTENTIONALLY put himself in harms way to make a living. In this case, a guy that had already endangered many Americans who had to rescue him.

  44. 73 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 9:02 pm

  45. 74 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 9:03 pm

  46. 76 Dudette
    September 13, 2014 at 9:08 pm

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