Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Saturday Cartoons

Here's Mark Fiore with an animation on the premier summer destination for George W. Bush and the whole delusional neocon cabal: Camp Kanwinit!

Click on the screenshot above or go here to see it.

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This is just spooky. As you may or may not know, the Kansas GOP has been melting down. Their former state party chair is now the Lieutenant Governor under Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius. The Attorney General is also a Republican-turned-Democrat who ousted a crazy Republican from that job...So now you have to sign a loyalty pledge -- no I'm not kidding.

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All cartoons are posted with the artists' express permission to Please visit the following sites to see more work from these fine cartoonists:

Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle
Tony Auth, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jeff Danziger, Syndicated Political Cartoonist
Walt Handelsman, Newsday
Mike Luckovich, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Jim Morin, Miami Herald
Jack Ohman, Portland Oregonian
Dwane Powell, Raleigh News & Observer
Steve Sack, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Ben Sargent, Austin American-Statesman.
Ann Telnaes, Syndicated Political Cartoonist

There's a lot of great Progressive blogs out there and here's some highlights from the last week from the ones I enjoy reading:
  • One of the true gentlemen of the blog world, Dave Johnson, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his web site, Seeing the Forest. Dave is a pioneer in our field, was a credentialed writer at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and was invited by President Bill Clinton to cover his 2006 Clinton Global Initiative conference. And Seeing The Forest is still going strong as ever. Please go over, take a look and add Dave's site to your daily blog travels.
  • Shakesville checks in with a frightening post about further dictatorial behavior from the Bush administration that causes them to fear that "the odds of us still having a republic in anything but name only by January 2009 grows more remote every day." Please go to Shakesville and have a read.
  • The Left Coaster points out how part of the strategy of Team Bush seems to be to tell an outright lie and, if it only sticks with 20 percent of the American people, that's still more support than they had before. Steve Soto tips us to an editorial written by White House Press Secretary Tony Snow in which Snow says of Saddam Hussein that "we never argued that he played a role 9/11" despite, of course, a ton of evidence to the contrary. Steve has more on this here.
  • Natasha at Pacific Views writes about a bizarre ruling by the House Agriculture Committee that screwed small farmers in favor of the big "lawyered-up livestock companies." I thought we had a Democratic Congress now. Go to Pacific Views for more.
Have a great weekend.