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ViewsEurope by CartoonArts International for November 10, 2009

  1. Windmill w tulips haarlem netherlands 383092
    a.c.d  almost 12 years ago

    Scott this is an editorial from Beirut, I am not sure if you know where that is, but that is Lebanon, Middle East region. But I wouldnt expect you to know that. Secondly, this is a pisspoor collection of european editorial cartoons. We have many greats that arent presented, and generally arent becuase you wouldnt understand them anyway, since you couldnt care to look at anything further than your nose.

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  2. Buddy
    lalas  almost 12 years ago

    LOL! Scotty got pwned!

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  3. Buddy
    lalas  almost 12 years ago

    Let me interject for Churchill: Scott can’t spell either.

    (then -vs- than)

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    OmqR-3.0  almost 12 years ago

    This cartoon was more than likely translated by someone other than the cartoonist.

    As Oldlegodad mentions above me, Dubya & Blair were close allies but one was crushed by the Obama wheel of “change” while Blair’s aspirations for EU presidency, a post created by the now ratified by all Lisbon Treaty, is being crushed by the EU. History is judging them, I guess. Blair was never a shoo-in for EU presidency, just touted as a strong contender. Blair is polarising figure within Europe for his very association with Bush and his almost always uncritical support for his policies, as well as being from one of the more Euro-sceptic members within the EU.

    Put simply, the idea behind the post of President of the European Council (it’s correct title) is to have a role that represents the EU’s position on a more static and consistent basis (currently it rotates every 6 months between member countries). It’s meant to answer the question of who does one call if one wants to call Europe. The President would have no executive role and no decision-making power. The day-to-day running of the EU would still be in the hands of the European Commission President which is currently held by Durão Barroso. Which is why I don’t quite understand the need for this new presidential role. The Lisbon treaty is meant to simplify matters within the enlarged EU of 27 countries. Having yet another presidential figurehead doesn’t quite sound like simplifying things for me.

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    HUMPHRIES  almost 12 years ago

    omQ R, be careful ! Your intellect is showing, don’t waste your talent trying to dumb things down for those who have already set their minds.

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    cjr53  almost 12 years ago

    Does anyone know the difference between loose and lose?

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  7. Buddy
    lalas  almost 12 years ago

    um…. one has an extra o? :-P

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    NoFearPup  almost 12 years ago

    Wrong! What is the artist-editorialist trying to convey and what are his/her limitations? If the idea is to illustrate two groups of clueless and illegitimate leaders; then the artist has done so.

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