Friday Nite Lite: Disgusted and Angry


<——– Looks like Karl Rove…yes?

Hey y’all, tonight’s cartoons really can not be labeled as disgusted and angry, that is just my mood the last 28 hours. I guess since I have nothing nice to say I should just get on with it.

Let us start first with this news out of Ohio…Montpelier school board approves carrying of handguns by custodial staff .

I will just post the money quotes for you:

The Montpelier Exempted Village Schools Board of Education has approved the carrying of handguns by its custodial staff.


“Sitting back and doing nothing and hoping it doesn’t happen to you is just not good policy anymore. There is a need for schools to beef up their security measures,” Supertendent [sic] Jamie Grime told The Blade today. “Having guns in the hands of the right people are not a hindrance. They are a means to protect.”


Mr. Grime said their legal counsel advised that Ohio’s gun law allows for school boards to authorize employees to possess weapons on school grounds if they pass the requirements of the concealed-carry law.

The school district will pay for the employees to undergo a two-day training class in mid March, when instructors with the Tactical Defense Institute of West Union, Ohio, will give them a defense class on handgun use in Montpelier.

My son made the observation…that school custodians hate their jobs and can’t stand the kids. Yup, that sure is a smart idea to arm these low wage janitors with handguns…but I guess with such involved and time-consuming training…what could go wrong.

One more link before we get to the cartoons. There is an article up at Cagle which I think you all may appreciate, since the cartoon posts are kind of a favorite around here.  Cagle Post – Political Cartoons & Commentary – » How to Draw a Political Cartoon by Daryl and Steve

And with that little tutorial, we will start with some early political/editorial cartoons…that being Satirical Maps of long ago. Check out the link for more by the way… Via BibliOdyssey:

The French Invasion, or John Bull, bombarding the Bum-boats, 1793 (Gillray)

‘The French Invasion, or John Bull, bombarding the Bum-boats’

Etching by James Gillray; published in London by Hannah Humphrey in 1793

Image source: British Museum

“A comic map, inscribed ‘A new Map of England & France’, actually showing England and Wales, the SW. corner of Scotland, the north of France, just including ‘Paris’, and the Belgian coast as far as Ostend. England is represented by the body of George III (John Bull), his head in profile to the right, wearing a fool’s cap composed of ‘Northumberland’. His left leg is drawn up, Norfolk forms the knee, the mouth of the ‘River Thames’ the ankle, Kent the foot. His outstretched right leg terminates as Cornwall.

From the coast, at the junction of ‘Hampshire’ and ‘Sussex’, issues a blast of excrement inscribed ‘British Declaration’, which smites a swarm of ‘Bum-Boats’ extending from Ushant to the mouth of the Seine. The map is divided (inaccurately, and with omissions, but with a rough correctness) into counties, Wales representing the flying coat-tails of the King, who strides across the ocean with great vigour.”

Hey, doesn’t that give the classic scene from Monty Python’s Holy Grail a whole new meaning.

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Chan Lowe, Sun-Sentinel – 01/11/2013

Cartoon by Chan Lowe -

That fetus needs to be wearing a janitor uniform…don’t ya think? A mop in one fin  hand and a AK-47 in the other.

AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 01/11/2013

Cartoon by David Horsey -

This is what our janitors look like in Banjoville on their days off!

(Actually, it is what most of the population here looks like. And considering that our local sheriff office has worked through an avalanche of concealed weapon permits…over 500 applications since Dec. 14th, you can bet there will be some pistol packing grandmas, Southern belles and banjo playing country folk carrying heat in the mountains of Georgia.)

Speaking of Southern Belles:

Today’s GOP is more Southern, socially conservative – Political Cartoon by Kate Palmer, @katespalmer – 01/09/2013

Cartoon by Kate Palmer - Today's GOP is more Southern, socially conservative

I love that one!

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Mike Smith, Las Vegas Sun – 01/10/2013

Cartoon by Mike Smith -

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune – 01/10/2013

Cartoon by Pat Bagley -

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Randy Bish, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – 01/10/2013

Cartoon by Randy Bish -

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon – Political Cartoon by Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press – 01/10/2013

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Ann Cleaves, Freelance – 01/10/2013

Cartoon by Ann Cleaves -

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Tom Stiglich, Journal Register Newspapers – 01/10/2013

Cartoon by Tom Stiglich -

01/13 Luckovich cartoon: Diversity | Mike Luckovich


01/11 Luckovich cartoon: Gun control | Mike Luckovich


Y’all have a great evening…this is an open thread.

17 Comments on “Friday Nite Lite: Disgusted and Angry”

  1. I thought in the first cartoon that king was farting on little roaches which signified the French, nope, they are little boats.

  2. Carefully Orchestrated | TPM Editors Blog

    This letter is definitely the most orchestrated attempt by Democratic leaders to convince President Obama to unilaterally avoid a debt limit breach … somehow.

    But we’ve known they feel this way for a while now. So the really interesting question to me is whether the White House helped orchestrate this particular public demonstration. Whether it was an exercise in providing cover or of entrapment.

    A Senate Dem leadership aide tells me the White House knew the letter was coming, but didn’t propose it, and would have preferred if it had never been sent.

  3. bostonboomer says:

    Hilarious post–even if you’re angry and disgusted. Love the GOP Southern belle cartoon!

  4. bostonboomer says:

    That wacky guy who said he was going to kill people if Obama enacted gun control has lost his gun licence in Tennessee.

    The CEO of a weapons and tactical training company has had his gun permit suspended by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security after he published a video on YouTube in which he threatened to “start killing people” if President Obama pushes forward with increased gun control, reported News Channel 5.

    James Yeager, who heads the Tennessee-based company Tactical Response, issued a video Thursday in which he said, “I was mad when I said it” and “probably allowed my mouth to overrun my logic” but does not retract his statements. He admits he cut his controversial video by eliminating the part where he says he will “start killing people.” He claims he does not “condone anybody doing anything rash” or “committing any kind of felonies, up to and including aggravated assaults and murders, unless its necessary. Right now, it’s not necessary.”

    • RalphB says:

      That would seem the least they could do for this loon.

    • List of X says:

      Oh, so according to his apology he may sometime in the future decide that aggravated assaults and murders become necessary. I guess that’s how we can tell “responsible” gun owners from the crazies: because responsible gun owners think the murders are not necessary right now.

    • He should be flogged about the shoulders with a wet cat o’ nine tails…I am sure we could borrow one from the perv who is the anti-gay freak.

    • RalphB says:

      Imagine what would happen if that dude was a muslim named Jameel.

  5. RalphB says:

    Charles Pierce is Out On The Weekend.

    Well, it seems that the cosmos got a little more interesting, and far tastier, this week.

    Astronomers searching for the building blocks of life in a giant dust cloud at the heart of the Milky Way have concluded that it would taste vaguely of raspberries. The unanticipated discovery follows years of work by astronomers who trained their 30m radio telescope on the enormous ball of dust and gas in the hope of spotting complex molecules that are vital for life. Finding amino acids in interstellar space is a Holy Grail for astrobiologists, as this would raise the possibility of life emerging on other planets after being seeded with the molecules.

    Given this discovery, we must build upon the earlier breakthrough by the scientists of the Firesign Theater, who taught us that A Mighty Hot Dog Is Our Lord, and conclude that the universe is a Pop Tart.

  6. dakinikat says:

    This Louisiana Legislative session is really going to suck. We’re going to be worse than Haiti by the time this all goes through.

    #Jindal to prop gun safety legislation that focuses only on mentally ill. Should be super-awesome like his tax plan.

  7. dakinikat says:

    Talk about your non sequitur

    @personhoodusa: Birth Control is Planned Parenthood’s way of insuring they have a steady supply of #abortion customers.

    • RalphB says:

      Judge denies injunction for Planned Parenthood

      After a daylong hearing, District Judge Stephen Yelenosky denied Planned Parenthood’s request for a temporary injunction that would have forced Texas to admit the organization into the state-run program, which provides contraceptives and preventive health care to about 110,000 low-income women a year.

      Planned Parenthood, Yelenosky ruled, met only one of two legal hurdles when it showed that being excluded from the health program would probably cause harm to the organization and the low-income women it serves. However, he added, Planned Parenthood failed to show that it would likely prevail in a full trial on its claim that state law doesn’t give Texas officials the authority to exclude the organization from the program.

      The state’s efforts to replace PP in providing care has been the predictable pathetic joke.

      • RalphB says:

        For some unknown reason, Rick Santorum attended opening day of the 83rd Session of the TX Legislature. Wingnut reunion?