Early Saturday De-Lite

For this third installment (y’all are probably sick of these cartoons now) we have a several commentaries on the debt ceiling and other topics that have been in the news this past week.

Hope you enjoy them!

01/16 Luckovich cartoon: Hostage taking | Mike Luckovich


Blackmail With the Debt Ceiling – Truthdig

Cagle Post – Political Cartoons & Commentary – » National Buffoons


Cagle Post – Political Cartoons & Commentary – » Boeing Dreamliner Problems

Boeing Dreamliner Problems © Patrick Chappatte,The International Herald Tribune,Transports,Aviation,Boeing,Dreamliner,USA,Cars,Economy

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Lisa Benson, Victor Valley Daily Press – 01/18/2013 

*Please take a look at this comment regarding the Headstart cartoon below.

Cartoon by Lisa Benson -

Cagle Post – Political Cartoons & Commentary – » Piers Morgan Tonight

Piers Morgan Tonight © Tim Campbell,Indianapolis,gun control,assault weapons,piers morgan,cnn,2nd amendment,founding fathers,gun debate 2012, Living With Guns, nra, NRA 2012, second amendment

This last one is real funny, if you have trouble reading the small writing…click the image for a larger look.

Cagle Post – Political Cartoons & Commentary – » The Masters Voice


There you are, have fun this long weekend!

This is an open thread.

33 Comments on “Early Saturday De-Lite”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Thanks for this post, JJ. Love all the cartoons except the Head Start one. Just because the Heritage Fdn says it “doesn’t work” doesn’t mean it really doesn’t work.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    Republican Debt Ceiling Gambit is Unconstitutional.

    Congress can’t make salary changes unless there has been an election since the last change.

  3. RalphB says:

    Thanks for the cartoons. I love the take off on the old National Lampoon cover!

  4. RalphB says:

    Paul Krugman has a hilarious kitteh picture in this post 🙂

    Not With A Bang But With A Whimper

    When you’re wrong, you’re wrong. I thought that by ruling out any way to bypass the debt limit, the White House was setting itself up, at least potentially, for an ignominious cave-in. But it appears that the strategy has worked, and it’s the Republicans giving up. I’m happy to concede that the president and team called this one right.

    • NW Luna says:

      Is that a British Blue? They are the kitteh version of the English Bulldog. A Winston Churchill of a cat.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I’m surprised that Krugman messed up the TS Eliot line, “not with a bang, but a whimper.” It’s from “The Hollow Men.” He totally ruins the rhythm.

      This is the way the world ends
      This is the way the world ends
      This is the way the world ends
      Not with a bang but a whimper.

      • Greywolf says:

        That was the first poem I had to read for school that I thought was interesting. It made me think, and I liked that. (Still do)

      • bostonboomer says:

        I used to read it for poetry readings when I was in high school. I was into despair in those days.

      • NW Luna says:

        Oh, yes, of course you can’t have a second “with” in that line. Now I must to go look up all those poems I haven’t read for a decade or so, and declaim a few of them.

  5. Oh, this is so WWJD: GOP Legislator: Guns Are ‘Essential To Living The Way God Intended’ | Mediaite

    Speaking on the AM740 KBRITE Christian radio show, “The Bottom Line,” Donnelly said guns are “used to defend human life” and that’s why they have a religions mandate.

    According to Donnelly,

    “They [guns] are used to defend our property and our families and our faith and our freedom, and they are absolutely essential to living the way God intended for us to live.”

    The Huffington Post notes that Donnelly himself has been known to carry firearms illegally. Last year, he was stopped by the TSA for attempting to bring a loaded Colt .45 handgun with four rounds onto a plane. It was discovered in screening at Ontario International Airport. He was also carrying a magazine with five more rounds.

    Donnelly did not have a permit and claimed he had the gun with him because he was worried about death threats.

  6. RalphB says:

    For hoosiers, Doghouse Riley on Mike Pence…Back Home Again

    INDIANA inaugurated Mike “Choirboy” Pence its fiftieth governor earlier this week–apparently we had to–and while I can pretty much swear I’ll have nothing nice to say about the man from here on out, I will grant that he gave every impression of a man who was wearing a tuxedo for the second time in his life.

  7. NW Luna says:

    TSA to remove controversial X-ray scanners:

    The Transportation Security Administration says the scanners that used a [supposedly] low-dose X-ray will be gone by June because the company that makes them can’t fix the privacy issues. The other airport body scanners, which produce a generic outline instead of a naked image, are staying.
    [comment added]


    • bostonboomer says:

      The other scanners probably expose frequent fliers to harmful radiation too. Lawsuits ahead?

  8. ecocatwoman says:

    This is a must read from Alternet: http://www.alternet.org/dear-whole-foods-ceo-what-fascist-looks?paging=off

    As we know, fascism was eventually defeated in World War 2. But just before the end of the war, with the fascists on the ropes, the Vice President of the United States at the time, Henry Wallace, penned an op-ed for the New York Times warning Americans about the creeping dangers of fascism – or corporate government.

    He defined a fascist as, “those who, paying lip service to democracy and the common welfare, in their insatiable greed for money and the power which money gives, do not hesitate surreptitiously to evade the laws designed to safeguard the public from monopolistic extortion.”