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John Deering

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Is the cartoon a statement on the attraction many R’s(and independents) have for Mr. Paul? Old news. The imagery of ice cream and teddy bears seems to indicate the couple on the sofa are seeking some kind of comfort. The candidates for whom I voted mostly won… and I’m still discomfited, but without ice cream or teddy bears… I wish there had been better options all the way around.
    The most unbelievable part of the cartoon is the idea the R’s shown are watching Chris Mathews. It was probably the Sunday morning show, I can’t believe they were watching MSNBC.
    Generally, Mr. Deering’s cartoon seems to be a ‘fluff’ piece. I’m curious if anyone has a more specific take on it.

  2. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, over 3 years ago

    I saw reports on the big CPAC conference. Of course, the Cons are trying to figure out how to reverse their losses from 2012. I’ll admit, they have figured out they have got to change. So what changes have they made? Well, they brought in the big loser from 2008 to tell them. Her message is “Stop preaching to the choir!” Which she leads into by preaching to the choir. They respond by endorsing the most far right radical in the group. And in Washington Paul Ryan announces his proposed budget – which will cut taxes for the wealthy.

    You TPers who are despondent about the results in 2012 – you haven’t seen anything yet. 2014 will make 2012 look like an overwhelming “Not so bad”.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    Lib children, con children, and then there are troll children.
    Commen element?
    They all think like children.
    America needs an adult or two to smack the misbehaving twits and do the grown up work this country needs.

  4. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago


    Conservative planning: change the phrasing and hope we buy it this time.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “Republicans are enthusiastic about Paul based upon WHAT he says. Matthews was/is enthusiastic about HOW Obama talks and the fact that he’s “a clean, articulate black man” (Biden). "

    I agree with your points almost totally. But the crux of the biscuit, so to speak, is your first sentence I pasted above.

    I was talking to a friend about Congressman Cantor. My friend is a hard-right (but not religious) Republican conservative. He asked me the question, “You don’t like what he says?” And then it struck me. I DO like what he says. I just don’t like what he does.

    I could say the same thing about many politicians, including Rand Paul and Barack Obama.

    And so it goes: “I believe in freedom. Every child deserves a good education. We have to cut spending. There’s lots of waste and fraud to cut.”

    I say the same things all the time. Ready to vote for me?

    Facta, non verba. Deeds, not words. Until the electorate is willing to concentrate on what the candidate does rather than what he/she says should be done, we will continue to chase our tail.

    Presenting the same old wine in a brand-new bottle is a concept that is past its prime in America. “Why do you complain that your wine is sour, when you choose a thief to choose the brew he poors you?”

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Hello Scott, I can’t really argue with your assessment. Mathews, Sharpeton, Ed, & Bashir are MSNBC’s version of O’Reilly, Hannity, Huckabee, & Doocy from FOX.
    The degree to which one trusts these sources and their journalists usually depends on the degree to which their ‘politics’ agrees with your own.
    I like Chris Wallace from FOX and think he has become more objective since his father died, and I like Morning Joe, one of the few MSNBC shows where R’s will appear on a regular basis. I prefer NPR for actual news. Not only are R’s willing to appear on their radio programs, but their journalists ARE journalists and the stories are in depth and don’t just deal in soundbytes. I know many conservatives consider NPR to be a left leaning news outlet, but my numerous R friends who are regular listeners as well often quote the stories and consider NPR to be more “fair and balanced” than any other news source.
    MSNBC & FOX are both partisan. FOX however, has covered three stories where Republicans were accused of ‘bad things’ and when they identified the person on video, the letter D for democrat was placed behind the man’s name and state. I’ve never heard FOX make a correction and have heard several MSNBC reporters apologize for misstatements. NPR is also quick to correct and criticize itself.

  7. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 3 years ago

    Look at trhe Elephant eyes, i see Mitch and john.
    mitch was not supportive at all of rand until he won the primary. Mitch is not a tea party Republican. But then, neither am I.

  8. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, over 3 years ago

    Tony Auth has the best cartoon of the WEEK!

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you 1opinion.
    I wondered if anyone would have an anecdote about FOX making corrections.
    Mr. Stewart could probably add another half hour to his show showing the hypocrisies and manipulations of information we see on the 24 hour news programs, ALL of them.
    While I appreciate your reply, I’m sorry you couldn’t offer a couple of others.
    The below link are corrections and clarifications from NBC.
    This is NPR’s correctons page-
    CNN news had no corrections page, but CNN Money did.
    I found more web sites where news providers listed mistakes for which they took responsibility. I was unable to find ANY for FOX or any of its subsidiaries. Perhaps someone else can find one.
    It would be sarcastic to suggest FOX considers itself infallible, but if one does not say they were joking or were misinformed or simply made a mistake…then it is not illogical to consider that source of information to be misinforming people who trust them.
    There is no honor in that. Though there may be profit.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I gave up some time ago on all U. S. based news sources. If ‘journalists" are not editing their stories by their choice adjectives, then they do so by sound bites and truncated sentences turned into soundbites. There is also considerable editing of the news by choice of subjects. If the subject doesn’t fit their philosophy then it doesn’t get aired.

    I’ve taken to reading BBC.UK and Al Jazeera on line for news. They go much deeper into stories and seldom use “outrageous” adjectives or superlatives in their writing. The variety of news is also very broad and there is a lot of it. I recommend them highly.

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    MSNBC is moving the Ed Show to weekends next month and one of the younger guys, Chris Hayes, is taking over the time slot.
    I think Rev. Al is funny, and I usually watch one of the other shows in the evening before or after Jeopardy.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    The sources to watch out for are The Borowitz report, The Onion, The Free Wood Post, The Daily Currant, and the military Duffleblog, are all fake news but fool people.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    People take The Onion seriously? I’m a geek and am occasionally taken in by stories people tell me, but…..The Onion?

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