Friday Nite Lite: Part One Late Afternoon Edition

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It’s Friday Nite!

<——— Now….that is one big muthafukkin duck!

I’ve been looking forward to posting the cartoon thread tonight. It has been quite a week, and I’ve found soooooo many cartoons, I need to break this evening’s “Lite” into two three separate posts.

(Why three? Well, the Cagle Cartoon website is down, and I had many of those bookmarked for tonight. So in this afternoon cartoon post there will be all the non-Cagle cartoons. Hopefully the site will be working later tonight.)

In this edition we focus on guns. How can we not?

First, I want to make sure you see these articles from MoJo.

EXCLUSIVE: Unmasking the NRA’s Inner Circle | Mother Jones

The resurgent debate over gun control has put a spotlight on the hardline leaders of the National Rifle Association. In the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, executive vice president Wayne LaPierre delivered a full-throated rejection of gun control and called for more firearms in schools, while David Keene, the group’s president, predicted the failure of any new assault weapons ban introduced in Congress. The two NRA figureheads purported to speak for more than 4 million American gun owners, though the group’s membership may in fact be smaller.

But whatever its true size, today’s NRA, widely considered to be disproportionately influential in politics, operates more like a corporation or politburo than a typical nonprofit or lobbying organization. Its 76 board directors and 10 executive officers keep a grip on power through elections in which ordinary grassroots members appear to have little say.The NRA leadership is known as much for its organizational secrecy as its absolutist interpretation of the Second Amendment. That may be why, until now, little has been known about some of its most powerful insiders. They sit on the NRA board of directors’ nine-member Nominating Committee, which, despite ballots distributed annually to legions of NRA members, closely controls who can be elected to the NRA board. Mother Jones has uncovered key details about the current Nominating Committee*

Lots to read there I know, you may have already seen a couple of these articles before…anyway, there it is….now for the funnies.

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon – Political Cartoon by Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press – 01/18/2013

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NRA Child Safety – Truthdig  This one from Pat Bagley is awesome….

01/17 Luckovich cartoon: Gun control | Mike Luckovich

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle – 01/18/2013

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson, Philadelphia Daily News – 01/18/2013

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The Hunter – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 01/18/2013

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - The Hunter

Alright, I have to put this next cartoon up with a clip from the movie it is referring to, if you have not seen Talladega Nights the Ricky Bobby Story…with Will Ferrell.  So if you don’t “get” the cartoon, check out the clip.

Lance “Ricky Bobby” Armstrong – Political Cartoon by J.D. Crowe, Mobile Register – 01/16/2013

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Lance

Now that is funny!

A one more cartoons with Lance LieStrong…by way of Manti Te’o:

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Chip Bok, bokbluster.com – 01/18/2013

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That must explain it!

See y’all later…two more cartoon post to go!

This is a motherducking open thread….


15 Comments on “Friday Nite Lite: Part One Late Afternoon Edition”

  1. Damn, I hope that Cagle site gets working properly….I had a shitload of those cartoons to share with you tonight.

    • Riverbird says:

      Those are great. The Lance/Oprah one cracked me up.

    • Eric Pleim says:

      It’s Talladega Nights: the Legend of Ricky Bobby. Funnier that way don’t ya think?

      Yah Lance lied, but Imma still a fan. He’s done more for humanity than most of us blogging away on this blog, I dare say. I got a great treadmill at a very reasonable price from his company. That’s enough for me alone. You gotta understand, in that sport if you don’t cheat, you are simply not competitive, you cannot do what you have chosen to do with your life. think about that. And, he still was better than every other cheater in the world. Seven times in a row at the Tour. I say LET HIM GO!

      • NW Luna says:

        Nah. Cheating and lying are not undone by donating $$$ to good causes.

        The Tour can often be won by a rider who has lots of fantastic domestiques working for him, over the truly stronger rider who lacks that team support.

        Big Mig, he of the resting pulse in the 30s, won 5 yrs in a row. And I still admire Greg Lemond, one of only 5 riders to win both the Tour de France as well as the World Championship Road Race in the same year. For the ’89 Tour’s last real stage, the 25km time trial, he overcame a 50-sec lead by Fignon to win. And he did it in spite of lousy team “support.”

        Armstrong was always a selfish-acting jerk. Lots of us can’t do everything in life what we’d like to but don’t build a career on lying, cheating and denial. Bankster frauds and most of Congress excepted, of course.

      • NW Luna says:

        Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, the race’s only American champion not to be disqualified for doping, says Lance Armstrong’s claim he had to cheat to win hurts all winners.

        “I get pissed off when I hear that you can’t win the Tour without doping,” LeMond told Cyclingnews.com, saying that Armstrong’s notion that he needed to be a cheat to win tarnishes every other Tour de France champion. ….

        “Armstrong has destroyed anyone who has been successful in cycling,” LeMond said.

        LeMond, a 51-year-old Californian, won the Tour in 1986, 1989 and 1990. He said he won the race without resorting to performance enhancing drugs because of his talent and dubbed Armstrong’s cycling talent only average at best. “If Armstrong had given Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton the same stuff he was taking, he would never have won — they would have beaten him,” LeMond said.

        http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/01/news/lemond-isnt-convinced-by-armstrongs-confessional_271885

  2. janicen says:

    Fun reads, JJ. I’m not through all of them yet. Very interesting stuff about the NRA puffing up its membership numbers. I’m not at all surprised. A friend of mine bought a gun several years ago. I don’t remember what type of gun, I know it wasn’t a hand gun and it wasn’t an assault rifle. He wanted to learn all about it and the proper way to care for it so he sought out a firearms class. The only available classes required NRA membership. He was not at all what one would think of as a typical NRA member and he was not happy about having to become one but he had no choice if he wanted to do the right thing and learn about how to safely own a gun. I learned then that even legitimate members may not necessarily support NRA backed policy and legislation.

    • NW Luna says:

      My dad was an NRA member. He hunted occasionally. But he did not own assault or semi-assault/automatic weapons and would not have supported unlimited weapons ownership.

  3. RalphB says:

    The Clay Bennett cartoon is my favorite of a good group, Thanks!

    Meet The Conservative Women Shaping GOP Gender Politics

    They are trying to solve the gender gap but, if these women are the leaders, this effort may just make the gender gap wider. How anyone, let alone a woman, could listen to these people and not be repulsed is beyond me.

  4. RalphB says:

    Stephen Colbert’s Sister To Run For Congress

    The sister of satirist Stephen Colbert will launch a bid for a U.S. House seat in South Carolina, the Washington Post reported Friday.

    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch notified the state Democratic Party that she will file Tuesday to run in the special election for the seat previously held by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).

    God loves me after all. She’s running against Mark Sanford.

  5. ANonOMouse says:

    :-) Great start to our Friday Night. Thanks JJ

  6. RalphB says:

    Nancy Pelosi knows how to press an advantage when you have one.

    Pelosi: GOP debt-limit plan a ‘gimmick’

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday rejected the House GOP’s three-month plan to increase the debt ceiling.

    A spokesman for Pelosi said that the bill coming to the floor next week, which would raise the debt ceiling with the condition that Congress will not get paid if the House and Senate fail to pass a budget, is a “gimmick.”

    “This is a gimmick unworthy of the challenges we face and the national debate we should be having. The message from the American people is clear: no games, no default,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said.

    He called for a “clean” debt-ceiling increase without conditions.

    “We need a clean debt ceiling increase and a bipartisan and balanced budget that protects Medicare and Social Security, invests in the future, and responsibly reduces the deficit,” he said. “This proposal does not relieve the uncertainty faced by small businesses, the markets and the middle class.”

  7. NW Luna says:

    Luv the cartoons, JJ, as usual! We do so need the laughter.

  8. bostonboomer says:

    Great cartoons, especially the Pat Bagley one

  9. List of X says:

    I’ve read someone’s post claiming that they signed up their cat for NRA membership.

    http://raisequestions.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/my-cat-is-a-member-of-the-nra/

    I would not surprised that NRA is not fully human.