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SallyT On January - 13 - 2013



We are looking up, well, at that Debt Ceiling anyway.  Can the parties and the President meet in agreement before we blow through it?  I’ll bet you a trillion dollar platinum coin that it won’t be easy!  General Hagel is about to enter combat again in his career.  This time with Congress.  It looks like it will be a heated battle but than again 2012 was the hottest year on record, climate wise.  Still there are deniers that there is climate change and about the same amount that believe there will be no change in gun control.  But, hey all you hockey fans, you can watch your team favorites again.  However, you baseball fans will see none of your favorites enter the Baseball Hall of Fame this year.  Now if you are a millionaire, I hear you can find a nice place to live in Russia and have all the vodka you can drink!  Or, you can stay right here and hope the Flu Bug don’t get ya!  I hope it doesn’t and you all can just relax and read the funnies.  ENJOY!


John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - Fools on the Hill COLOR - English - congress, gop, democrats, boehner, mcconnell, reid, pelosi, partisan, budget, obama

Fools on the Hill


Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - Democrats win fiscal game COLOR - English - democrats, spending, tax, deficit, debt, sink

Democrats win fiscal game

Views of the World

Paresh Nath - The Khaleej Times, UAE - Threat to Economy COLOR - English - USA Economy, recession,debt ceiling, spending cuts,sharks,Uncle Sam

Threat to Economy
Dick Locher
Joel Pett
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - FICA tax - English - FICA tax, social security, 2013 tax increase, paycheck, polar bear, plunge, new years, payroll, fiscal cliff
Rob Tornoe - PoliticalCartoons.com - Payroll Tax Hike - English - FICA,payroll tax,tax,tax increase,President Obama,paycheck,job,social security, payroll tax hike
Speaking of Cliffs © Steve Breen,The San Diego Union Tribune,social security,medicare,cliff,insurance,fiscal-cliff-stoppedJim MorinSigne WilkinsonTed RallLisa Benson
Political Plow © Gary Varvel,The Indianapolis Star News,political,plow,snow,democrats,republicans,winterDana SummersClay BennettPat Bagley - Salt Lake Tribune - Race to Fix the System - English - Filibuster, Senate, Reform, McConnell, Reid
Falling and Claustrophobia © Jeff Koterba,Omaha World Herald, NE,debt ceiling,claustrophobia,falling,Debt Ceiling, fiscal cliff, fiscal cliff stopped
Robert Ariail
Matt Bors
Stuart Carlson
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Debt Ceiling Scenarios COLOR - English - barack obama, politics, trillion, dollar, coin, mint, drone, strike, congress, debt, ceiling, deficits, spending, federal, budget, government, president, scenarios
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Trillion dollar coin - English -  Trillion dollar coin, debt ceiling, deficit, US treasury
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Trillion Dollar Coin - English - Trillion dollar coin, Obama, debt ceiling, Democrats

Trillion Dollar Coin
Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - Coin con - English - trillion dollar coin, democrats, tax, taxes, spending, debt, deficit, borrow, credit, limit, entitlements, cuts
Daryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - Trillion Dollar Coin COLOR - English - trillion dollar coin,debt ceiling,treasury,mint,Barack Obama,elephant,GOP,RepublicanJohn Darkow - Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - Trillion Dollar Coin - English - Ronald, Reagan, Face, Debt, Ceiling, Crisis, Tripled, Grover, Norquist, Reverse, Coated, Teflon, Trillion, Dollar, Coin
Michael Ramirez
Jeff Stahler
Jim MorinKevin Kallaugher
Tom TolesViews of the WorldTom TolesChristopher Weyant - The Hill - Watch Out for the Right Hook - English - President, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, fall, Secretary of State, concussion, fight, football helmet, staff, Congress, Senate, Boehner, GOP, Republicans, Democrats, 2013, gun control, debt ceiling, Hagel, nomination, budget cuts, Kevin Kallaugher
Tim Eagan - Deep Cover - Debt Limit Cafe - English - debt,pay,surplus,limit,waste,war,mandate,stimulusDaryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - Hopper and the Debt Ceiling Nighthawks - English - Edward Hopper,Nighthawks,debt ceiling,cafe,elephant,donkey,GOP,Republican,DemocratGlenn McCoy
Debt Ceiling Threat © Steve Sack,The Minneapolis Star Tribune,debt ceiling,debt,budget,government,politics,budget negotiationsDaryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - Debt Ceiling Pogo Stick COLOR - English - Republican, elephant, pogo stick, pogo-stick, debt ceiling, congress, deficit, toys, sports, Debt Ceiling

Debt Ceiling Pogo Stick
Chuck Asay
Steve KelleyRobert Ariail

Debt © Steve Nease,Freelance,national,federal,debt,spending

Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - NO MONEY HERE, COLOR - English - DEBT, GOVERNMENT, TAXESJen Sorensen


Jeff Parker - Florida Today and the Fort Myers News-Press - Congress Gun Control and Bigger Issues - English - Gun, control, Congress, big, issues, debt, ceiling, sequestration, spending, taxes, entitlement, reform, politics, White House, fight, partisanshipLalo AlcarazDecember 31, 2011 - January 6, 2012

Steve BreenJerry Holbert
Lisa Benson
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Signature for US Dollar - English - Treasury Secretary, Secretary of the Treasury, Signed, sinatre, secretary signature, Jack Lew, bad signature, scribble, scrawl, handwriting, penmanship
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Treasury Secretary Signature - English - treasure,secretary,signature,staff,cheif,jack lew
Scott Stantis
Daryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - Hate Hate Hagel - English - Senator Chuck Hagel,Secretary of Defense,Defence,Barack Obama,elephant,GOP,Republican,Senate Confirmation
Paresh Nath - The Khaleej Times, UAE - Chuck Hagel's battle COLOR - English - Chuck Hagel, Defence secretary, nomination, Senate hearing, confirmation, armoured, Obama, USA defence

Chuck Hagel’s battle
Jack Ohman
Pat Bagley - Salt Lake Tribune - Fragging Hagel - English - Frag, Fragging, GOP, Republicans, Neocon, Hagel, Secretary of Defense, Vietnam, Defense, Senate, Senators, Israel, Obama
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - Hagel pick - English - Hagel, Obama, Secretary of Defense, military, senate
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - Hagel in your face COLOR - English - Hagel,Obama,Secretary of Defense,military,senate
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - SQUARE PEG HAGEL, COLOR - English - CHUCK HAGEL, NOMINEE, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, DEFENSE, HAGELTaylor Jones - Politicalcartoons.com - Chuck Hagel headache - COLOR - English - hagel,chuck hagel,defense,nebraska,israel,iran,jews,republicans,cabinet,national security,turncoat,defense department,pentagon,maverick,bipartisanship,defense cuts,sequesterSteve BensonJeff DanzigerChuck AsayMatt Wuerker
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Hagel vs Neocons color - English - Hagel, Neocon, Senate, Secretary of Defense, Obama, nominee, Obama cabinet
Ac40eb003d4a01300d25001dd8b71c47?width=750Robert AriailConfirmation Process © Jeff Koterba,Omaha World Herald, NE,hagel,confirmation,process,soldierGrunt Hagel © Bruce Plante,Tulsa World,grunt,hagel,secretary of defense,military,soldier,first,chuck-hagelJimmy Margulies - The Record of Hackensack, NJ - Hagel nomination - English - Chuck Hagel, Senator Hagel, Hagel nomination, Pentagon, Secretary of Defense,Iraq war, Israel policy, Gays in the militaryDana SummersChan LoweKen Catalino
Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert
Michael RamirezClay Bennett
Matt Wuerker
Taylor Jones - Hoover Digest - Obama Keystone quandary - COLOR - English - barack,obama,keystone,pipeline,energy,independence,tar sands,canada,alberta,clean energy,dirty energy,indecision,fossil fuels,greenhouse,gasses,aquifers,water,ogallala,climate changeKap - Spain - Fracking - English - fracking, rich, resources, earth, save planet, environment,

Jeff DanzigerNATO Summit © Jeff Darcy,The Cleveland Plain Dealer,nato,summit,afghanistan,mission,win,accomplished,taliban
Obama Keystone quandary
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - 113th Congress - English - congress, boehner
In The Saddle © Jeff Koterba,Omaha World Herald, NE,boehner,saddle,sheriffClown Car © Chris Britt,The State Journal Register,boehner,clown,car,gop,house,control,new-congressScott StantisJohn Deering
John Darkow - Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - GOP at Crossroad - English - Road, Cross, GOP, Elephant, Republican, Democrat, Direction, Crazy, Town, Moderate, Moderation, Politics, GovernmentSteve BensonMike LuckovichStuart Carlson
Wingnut Packy Prints © Bill Day,Cagle Cartoons,extremism,Tea Party,Congress,Wingnut,GOPJeff DanzigerMatt Davies
Wolverton - Cagle Cartoons - 60000 Homeless Vets COLOR - English - Veterans, Military, Vets, Homeless, VA, Veterans Administration, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Soldiers, Jobs, EmploymentTed Rall
Tom TolesAdam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - Climate Change COLOR - English - climate change, change, delta, math, government, environment, global warming, science, congress, inaction, ostrich, sand
Bill Day - Cagle Cartoons - Turtlephant - English - global warming,turtle,hoax,hottest,year,record,elephant, GOP
Jimmy Margulies - The Record of Hackensack, NJ - 2012 hottest year on record color - English - 2012 hottest year on record, Global warming, climate change, global warming denial, weather, drought, hurricanes
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - global warning COLOR - English - climate change,global warming
Bob Englehart - The Hartford Courant - Climate Change COLOR - English - warmest year in america, weather, climate change, warm weather, global warming
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - US warming trend - English - USA, US, warmer, warmest, record temps, record temperature, weather, hot, records, climate change, environment, heat, record warmth, trend, Minnesota, alligators, ice fishing, tourists, palm trees
Mike Keefe - Cagle Cartoons - Record Heat COLOR - English - record; heat; climate; change; global; warming; mass; shooting; guns; nra; newtown
Chan Lowe
Peter Lewis - Australia, Politicalcartoons.com - Animal Nuz 126 - English - news,film,movie,macs,fox,alert,family,obamaEric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - David Gregory press pass COLOR - English - David Gregory, NBC, elite, press, media, rules, law, guns, msm, democrats, law
Signe Wilkinson
Note from me:  Boy there are no nice cartoons when it come to Al Gore selling Current TV to Al Jazeera 
Jerry HolbertHenry Payne
Chip Bok
Mike Lester
Pat OliphantCurrent TV Currency © Mark Streeter,The Savannah Morning News,al gore,book,festival,savannahArend Van Dam - politicalcartoons.com - Madoff's books - English - Madoff, bookkeeping, controller, eBay, library, bookcollectionGary Markstein
Signe WilkinsonRandall Enos - Cagle Cartoons - Christie On A Roll - English - Chris Christie,governor Christie,election 2016Jeff Danziger
Drew Sheneman
Jack Ohman
Jimmy Margulies - The Record of Hackensack, NJ - Sandy Relief color - English - Sandy Relief, Sandy victims, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane SandyWalt Handelsman
Jimmy Margulies - The Record of Hackensack, NJ - Ferry crash color - English - Ferry crash, Seastreak Wall Street, Seastreak Wall Street ferry crash, Ferry crash in NYC, National Transportation Safety Board, Captain Sully Sullenberger

Ferry crash
LOCAL PA — PA municipalities
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - LOCAL OH - Ted Strickland COLOR - English - ted strickland, governor, ohio, 2014, john kasich, election, politics, campaign, run, running
LOCAL OH – Ted Strickland
John Cole - ncpolicywatch.com - LOCAL NC -- Art Pop and Pat McCrory COLOR - English - north carolina, pat mccrory, governor, art pope, gop, budget

LOCAL NC — Art Pop and Pat McCrory BY JOHN COLE
Robert Ariail
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Alabama vs Everybody - English - Alabama, Crimson Tide, Roll TIde, National Champions, College Football

Alabama vs Everybody
Tom TolesJim MorinChan LoweJeff Parker - Florida Today and the Fort Myers News-Press - LOCAL FL Election Reform Band-aid - English - Florida, Rick Scott, legislature, lawmakers, election, reform, Republican, GOP, early, voting, restore, one, day, add, laws, bill, proposal, band-aid,


Joe HellerCannabis Road © Chuck Asay,Colorado,cannabis,looper,laws,marijuanaDavid Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - LOCAL AZ Arizona weather complaints - English - Arizona, weatherDavid Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - LOCAL AZ curse the darkness  - English - shooting, crime, violence, guns, tucson

Christopher Weyant - The Hill - Original Intent - English - forefathers, Jefferson, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, 2nd Amendment, guns, violence, Newtown, CT, shooting, school, Colorado, assault weapons, high capacity, magazine, Congress, law, Brady Bill, Obama, GOP, Republicans, Democrats, NRA, idiots
Matt Wuerker
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Second Amendment and NRA - English - 2nd ammendment, second amendment, NRA, National Rifle Association, gun control, assault weapons, ar15, large clips, gun clips, gun owners, rifles, pistols, handgun, hand gun, bullets, constitution, right to bear arms
Jack Ohman
Ben Sargent
Bob Englehart - The Hartford Courant - Gun Control - English - Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - US Gun Culture - English - gun, guns, gun culture, Newtown, death, shootings NRA, gun control, murder, violenceAdam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - NRA CEO LaPierre COLOR - English - nra, assault, weapons, magazines, large, clips, ban, laws, gun, reform, regulation, wayne, lapierre, mass shootings, violence, automatic, semi, gun rights, 2nd amendmentPat Bagley - Salt Lake Tribune - Bullets Over Bedlam - English - LaPierre, Crazy, Nuts, NRA, Caine Mutiny, Guns, Weapons, Rifles, Magazines, Clips, NewtownStuart CarlsonWalt Handelsman
John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - Teachers and guns COLOR - English - NRA, guns, newtown, sandy hook, shootings, schools, teachers, armed, gun control
Steve Greenberg - VCReporter, Ventura. CA - School supplies list - English - schools,shootings,violence,guns,bullets,bulletproof vest,firearms
J.D. Crowe - Mobile Register - Guns and teachers - English - school shootings, NRA, guns, teachers
Matt BorsLarry Wright - CagleCartoons.com - COLOR Kids Vests - English - NRA, gun regulations, bullet-proof vestsJeff StahlerJeff Stahler
Who Should Own a Gun © Jeff Koterba,Omaha World Herald, NE,guns,violence,kids,schools,protection,rights,freedom,shooting,life-with-guns,gun debate 2012, nra, NRA 2012, second amendment
Tom TolesSteve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - High Capacity Guns color - English - gun, guns, capacity, crime, violence NRA, gun control
Dana Summers
Steve Breen
Matt Davies
Bill Day - Cagle Cartoons - Capitol Assault - English - NRA, guns, gun control, Congress
Tony Auth

Arend Van Dam - politicalcartoons.com - American Spring - English - arms, guns, NRA, American SpringPat OliphantBen SargentChris Britt

Mike Luckovich

Mike Lester

Cardow - The Ottawa Citizen - Arms Race COLOR - English - second,amendment,2nd,guns,assault,rifles,US,culture

Arms Race COLOR
Steve Benson
Mike Luckovich
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Obama Gun Sales - English - Obama, gun, guns, assault rifles, handguns, NRA, record sales
Dick LocherJoel PettBob Englehart - The Hartford Courant - Piers Morgan - English -
Tim Campbell - Indianapolis - Piers Morgan Tonight - English - gun control, assault weapons, piers morgan, cnn, 2nd amendment, founding fathers
Steve Benson
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - NHL lockout ends - English - Hockey, National Hockey league, players union, NHL, ice, vendors, fans, owners, greed, pro hockey
Cardow - The Ottawa Citizen - Long Break COLOR - English - NHL, hockey, lockout, seasonAislin - The Montreal Gazette - National Hockey League lockout over - English - NHL, hockey

National Hockey League lockout over
Drew Litton
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Welcome Back NHL Fans color - English - NHF,hockey,hockey fans,fans,lockout,hockey season,player strike,,hockey lockout
Adam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - NHL Returns COLOR - English - nhl, hockey, sabres, buffalo, fans, owners, players, lockout, season, 2013, games, sports, entertainment
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - NHL RETURNS, COLOR - English - NHL, HOCKEY, PLAYERS, OWNERS, LOCKOUT

Olle Johansson - Sweden - The conflict is over - English - NHL,Hockey,conflict,over,player,Happy,Canada,USA,sports,media,money, hockey lockout,nhl lockout

The conflict is over
Drew Sheneman
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - BASEBALL HALL OF FAME, COLOR - English - BASEBALL, HALL OF FAME, STEROIDS, DRUGSSteve BreenBob Gorrell
John Darkow - Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - Baseball Hall of Pharm - English - Baseball, Hall, Fame, Pharm, Pharmacy, Pharmaceuticals, Players, Elected, Year, Cheating, Trying, BallJerry HolbertSigne WilkinsonWalt HandelsmanMike Luckovich
Dana Summers
Kevin Kallaugher

Ambassador © Steve Nease,Freelance,

PR Services © Grame MacKay,The Hamilton Spectator, Ontario Canada,

Brian Adcock - The Scotland - Welfare Cuts to Impress Public  - English - welfare cuts, benfit cuts, public, george osborne, osborne, ed balls, weight lifting, weights, impress,

Welfare Cuts to Impress Public
Brian Adcock - The Scotland - Alex Salmond and Scottish Independence - English - scotland, alex salmond, SNP, independence, hour glass, old father time, time running out, scottish national party,

Alex Salmond and Scottish Independence
Brian Adcock - The Scotland - George Osborne the Grinch - English - the grinch, grinch, george osborne, osborne, austerity, torys, the grinch who stole christmas, conservatives, british,

George Osborne the Grinch
Brian Adcock - The Scotland - BBC Scandal - English - BBC, british, british broadcasting corporation, auntie beeb, scandal, headless chicken, jimmy saville, newsnight,

BBC Scandal
Sitting Parliament © Moir,The Morning Herald, Sydney Australia,
Paresh Nath - The Khaleej Times, UAE - Euro not out of woods COLOR - English - Euro, the woods, fixing euro, structural defects,debt crisis, Greece, Spain, Portugal,Germany

Euro not out of woods
Paresh Nath - The Khaleej Times, UAE - Globalisation link COLOR - English - Globalisation, link break, railway track, connectdness, Japan, USA, China, India, Brazil, France, Germany, backtracking

Putin and animals © Alexandr Zudin,St. Petersburg, Russia,PutinPetar Pismestrovic - Kleine Zeitung, Austria - Promised Land - English - Gerard Depardieu,Brigitte Bardot,Bernard Arnault Louis Vuitton France,Russia,Hollande,Tax,russian depardieu

Promised Land
Petar Pismestrovic - Kleine Zeitung, Austria - Gerard Depardieu - English - Gerard Depardieu, France, Russia, Tax, Putin, Politic, Movie

Gerard Depardieu
Frederick Deligne - Nice-Matin, France - Depardieu left France for Russia - English - france,depardieu,exile,russia, belgique,tax

Depardieu left France for Russia
Patrick Chappatte - Le Temps, Switzerland - Depardieu, Russian Citizen - English - Depardieu, Putin, France, Russia, Taxes, Tax haven, Naturalization, Cinema, Arts

Depardieu, Russian Citizen
Tom Janssen - The Netherlands - Putin and Depardieu - English - Depardieu as Obelix, Putin and Depardieu

Putin and Depardieu
Christo Komarnitski - Bulgaria - Gérard Depardieu&Brigitte Bardot - English - 	Gérard Depardieu,Brigitte Bardot,Russia,France,Putin

Gérard Depardieu&Brigitte Bardot
Rainer Hachfeld - Neues Deutschland, Germany - Bardot wants to join Depardieu - English - Brigitte Bardot, Vladimir Putin, Gerard Depardieu

Bardot wants to join Depardieu
Emad Hajjaj - Jordan - Assad Speech - English - Bashar Assad Last speech,sink,drwn in blood,blood bath,Syrian revolution,peace initiative,Ibrahimi,civil war,snorkeling,diving,the end of Bashar,Arab spring,Qadafi speech,Middle East,Emad Hajjaj,

Assad Speech

Paresh Nath - The Khaleej Times, UAE - The Chavez show COLOR - English - Hugo Chavez, Venezuela President, Cabello, Maduro, Venezuela opposition, treatment in Cuba, coming soon

Irans Nukepaste © Ken Catalino,National/Syndicated,nukes,weapons,violence

Frederick Deligne - Nice-Matin, France - Morsi, get out - English - egypt, morsi,mubarak,riot, constitution,islam

Morsi, get out
Luojie - China Daily, China - Mummies - English - mummies,Egypt,economic problems,political problems,Mursi
Nick Anderson
Arend Van Dam - politicalcartoons.com - censorship China - English - China, censorship, Southern Weekly, press freedom

censorship China
Arend Van Dam - politicalcartoons.com - freedom of speech - English - China, freedom of speech, press freedom, censorship

freedom of speech
December 31, 2011 - January 6, 2012
Bill Day - Cagle Cartoons - WAR and PEACE - English - military budget, cuts, budget, defense, jet fighterPortrait of the Princess Kate © Marian Kemensky,Slovakia,princess,kate,portrait,london,williamKen CatalinoJeff Danziger
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - The Flu - English - flu, bug, influenza, les mis, miserablah, miserables, CDC, sick
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Flu spreading - English - Flu, sickness, illness, care of flu, influenza, virus, flu shots, sprading, catching flu, contagen, contagious, coughing, sneezing, pandemic
Jimmy Margulies - The Record of Hackensack, NJ - Flu epidemic color - English - Flu, flu epidemic, NRA, guns, gun violence, Wayne LaPierre, Gun lobby, assault weapons, gun controlJeff Parker - Florida Today and the Fort Myers News-Press - Flu Bug Protection - English - health, flu, season, guns, hand, sanitizer, outbreak, prevention
Gary Varvel
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - FLU AND KIDS, COLOR - English - FLU, SICK, CHILDREN, KIDS EPIDEMIC
Steve KelleyKeith Knight - PoliticalCartoons.com - Tipping Point - English - obesity, health, hungerTrading His Sword or an Ax? © Mark Streeter,The Savannah Morning News,statue,lincoln,spielberg,vampire,ax,sword,winnerMichael Ramirez
Dick Locher
Reality Check
Speed Bump
Non Sequitur
Over the HedgeFrank & ErnestNon Sequitur
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Written by SallyT

Retired, not by choice but the body said sit down! Married with two grown daughters and 3 grandchildren. Best friend is Mansion, my great dane. Love to laugh, love to make someone laugh, love to make new friends. I think I am a lot of fun but you can be the judge of that.

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  1. glenn says:

    Sally--As I was reading these cartoons, I have to agree with your comment about more negative than positive for our side. I can’t believe no on in the media (except perhaps Matt Taibbi) is actually doing research on who is, or has done, the spending, and how much of the debt President Obama is actually “responsible” for.

    There were lots of good ones on Hagel’s nomination. That’s another “mystery” to me, as to why republicans/tpartiers are so against him. It does seem that r/tp’s are just against anything or anyone President Obama is for, because I certainly can’t see any other “reasonable” explanation as to why they oppose Hagel.

    The snakes complaining about the “lack toes intolerant” people was my favorite this week. Made me laugh out loud! Thanks for including the one of the trillion dollar coin with grovernorquist on the reverse. The saddest one was the one that says, “We need ammunition clips that don’t hold so many coffins.”

    As always, I enjoyed this week’s wide range of issues, views, and countries represented. Thank you.

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    • SallyT says:

      Glenn, Norquist on the flip side of a coin with Reagan on the other is a coin with two tails if you ask me. No heads!

      I love the snakes!!!! That one when I found it made me laugh out loud, too. I needed it after all I had looked at that day! Boy, I don’t know if it is the debt ceiling or what but I did include all the positives I could find. Next week will be better, I hope.

      But, thank you again, Glenn, for letting me know you enjoyed.

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  2. AdLib says:

    Sally, what a fantastic collection this week! So many great ones on the platinum coin, debt ceiling, etc., hard to pick a favorite.

    And very glad you include cartoons from the Right, for me, it seems to illustrate that the Right is so blinded by their own propaganda that they primarily just rail against their own fictions. For example, the cartoons showing Obama and the Dems cheering rampant spending after “winning” on the Fiscal Cliff is merely RW propaganda (most of our deficit came from Repub spending and the Fiscal Cliff was really all about raising taxes on the wealthiest to reduce deficit spending) and yet cartoons like these portray the Right’s own propaganda as clever insight.

    In general, I don’t see those kind of propaganda-as-insight cartoons on the Left.

    It is fascinating to me though and once again, really appreciate seeing cartoons from both sides.

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    • SallyT says:

      I don’t know if it is a change in the weather or just a new year but there were far more negative cartoons this last week than positive for our side. AND, this includes the Left leaning papers! Like I noted, there was no half way nice cartoon on Al Gore selling Current TV. You would think some cartoonist could have come up with something portraying Al saying about selling to a oil rich country, “To get them out of oil/fossil fuel pollution you have to get them investing into some other form of pollution. Hopefully, Al Jazeera will stink up the air waves less than the news coming out of our county’s news outlets.”

      True, the Repubs love to hang that “spending sign” on the Dems. That is why I love the Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin with Reagan’s face on the front!
      Did you like the one with the jerk yelling about taking his guns away will cause another 1776 Revolution getting taken out by the drone?

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  3. choicelady says:

    Good morning, Sally! Amazing collection. Have to admit I did not understand some of the funnies from other countries, but I am amazed by the ones from here. The one that zinged me is of the school kids coming out through the metal detector with the armed volunteer standing there -- my granddaughter is in Maricopa County where Arpaio is placing ill-trained, unscreened “volunteers” in all the schools. That cartoon really chilled me!

    Some of these shock me in their ignorance, too. I have always thought political cartoonists were a breed above bad reporters (“one picture, thousand words” sort of thing) but some reflect a real lack of understanding of issues. They do hail from more conservative papers, and that is itself insightful.

    Left or right, domestic or overseas, these are all very helpful to see who’s thinking what. So once again you’ve done an amazing job showing us the “mind of America”- and other places -- even where some place has lost its mind! Great way to finish the Sunday “papers” reading. Thank you!!!

    Have a lovely week -- you got us all off to a great start again.

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    • SallyT says:

      Choicelady, that cartoon with the armed guards in front of the school was chilling but portrays the thinking of too many out there. However, I did like the guy pondering about arming the teachers with guns and then what if the teachers want more money?!?! Yep, arming those teachers against the “bad guys” might include all the “bad guys” out there. Funny how they just months ago thought those same teachers were over paid and shouldn’t have pensions. But guns they will pay for? (of course I am sure they will take the cost out of their checks) STUPID people!

      The foreign papers are much nicer to the President and that is why I include a lot of them. On foreign policies, yes, some are confusing. I left the byline off of the color picture of Putin with the animals but it was something like Putin and the Animals. (The bird is taking the picture)
      Putin loves to have his picture taken with animals! I have to move these cartoons around a lot and sometimes I lose the bylines or notes! That is my fault for not double checking.

      Some of the cartoonist are being facetious with their portrayal of the issues. But many do show the ignorance. However, I would rather see it in a cartoon than hear it from the dorks on FOX! I do feel it is important to see how and maybe why some people can be so misinformed. CL, believe me, I pick the milder of those ignorant cartoons. I have to read so many to find the ones to post. AND, there are many, many that make me almost throw my laptop across the room! But, I love my laptop too much to let their stupid thinking destroy it. As you have noted, those come from the more conservative papers and the part of the country you would expect to see them in the paper.

      I love to end with the non political ones, tho, and this time I have two favorites. The dog that is obsessed with his new iPeed App. (When we take Mansion and Moondozer out for walks and they have to hit every tree, we always say they are leaving a letter for the next dog.) And, the snakes! The one saying that he thinks we don’t like them because they don’t have feet and the other saying that we are just lack-toes intolerant. Oh, and the possums playing possum and the mule can’t think of the 4 letter word for stubborn as…. Okay, I had a lot of favorites down there. I hope you found a couple, too.

      You have again helped my day too, Choicelady! :)

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