Friday Nite Lite: Doing a Solid, Don’t Give a Solid, or Damn…We’re Solid Out of Luck

Good Evening

Man, I can’t seem to get my solid together today…

Anyway, here are your cartoons for your Friday Funnies!

Doing a Solid by Political Cartoonist Michael McParlane

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War Drums by Political Cartoonist Cameron Cardow

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Guns For Kids – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 05/07/2013

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Guns For Kids

5/10 Luckovich cartoon: The right to bear arms | Mike Luckovich


Printable Gun by Political Cartoonist Chris Britt

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Jodi Arias verdict by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by MStreeter, Savannah Morning News – 05/10/2013

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Gitmo and drones by Political Cartoonist John Cole

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Whistleblowers Mother by Political Cartoonist Rick McKee

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 05/09/2013

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WAR ON WOMEN – Political Cartoon by Deb Milbrath, Cartoon Movement – 05/08/2013

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - WAR ON WOMEN

AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 05/10/2013

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Benghazi by Political Cartoonist Joe Heller

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Benghazi Hearing by Political Cartoonist Adam Zyglis

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune – 05/10/2013

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Sexual assault by Political Cartoonist Luojie

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5/12 Luckovich cartoon: Combat medal | Mike Luckovich


Sexual Assault by Political Cartoonist Chris Britt

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Nick Anderson: Military Justice – Nick Anderson – Truthdig

Kidnapped Cleveland Women found alive by Political Cartoonist Jeff Darcy

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What Would Charles Ramsey do, Bruh? – Political Cartoon by J.D. Crowe, Mobile Register – 05/09/2013

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - What Would Charles Ramsey do, Bruh?

A whole lotta cartoons tonight! Have a lovely evening, and of course this is an open thread….

27 Comments on “Friday Nite Lite: Doing a Solid, Don’t Give a Solid, or Damn…We’re Solid Out of Luck”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Oh wow, I love that Charles Ramsey cartoon! Thanks, JJ.

    • bostonboomer says:

      You really outdid yourself tonight. I made that comment after looking at the bottom cartoon, but they are all great! I’m so glad the cartoonists can figure out ways to make fun of the military situation without being offensive to women!

      • NW Luna says:

        My thoughts also. JJ continues to round up the best of ’em.

      • Glad you liked them, there were some cartoons that were not so great, I can assure you. LOL

        Oh wow, I saw a great movie tonight on TCM, called The Horn Blows at Midnight it was so cute. Jack Benny…and some fantastic character actors…directed by Raoul Walsh.

        I have never seen it before. If you missed it, keep an eye out for it when and if it plays again. What a laugh.

      • bostonboomer says:

        Benny used to joke about that movie all the time on his radio/TV show. I saw it once years ago.

    • RalphB says:

      They are fund raising off of Benghazi like there is no tomorrow. It must be great rube bait.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    More strange stuff about that paramedic in Texas who was arrested with explosives.

    Very strange.

    • Yeah that is strange, looks like it could be a bunch of different kind of things:

      As far as the “brother” is concerned…maybe Reed is thinking of the other firefighter who died, and who’s last name was also “Reed” as a:

      A close brother friend as in fire fighter brotherhood thing.

      A “single white female” thing, remember that movie?

      A “Brokeback Mountain” thing, I know you all remember that movie.

      A “Manti Te’o” thing, but with a brother and not a girlfriend.

      But when you read some of the stuff he was saying in the eulogy, about when they were kids, that is just plain freaky…as far is the pipe bomb goes…perhaps this latest twist in the investigation is:

      He is a serial arsonist that began fires just so that he could put them out as part of the volunteer fire dept.

      He was a guy who liked to blow things up, like cans of cheez wiz and such (see comments in that link you put in your comment bb), and he was the one behind all those thefts at the plant, and he accidentally started the fire while stealing more fertilizer for his latest hobby bomb.

      He is genuine nutcase who may have previously blown things up, and sometimes freaked people out by acting strange, yet had nothing to do with this particular fire and explosion and has unfortunately found himself in too deep in coincidences.

      He is a planted distraction to take heat away from lack of oversight in Gov. regulations.

      He is not only a volunteer firefighter, but he also volunteers as an Elvis impersonator at the West nursing home on weekends and every other Wednesday. His other hobbies besides explosives includes chemical analysis and martial arts.

      • RalphB says:

        I’d like to hear what his wife has to say, if and when she say anything.

      • Yeah, I know.

        Y’all know I was kidding.

        It is serious, there is something wrong with that man. I just hope that he does not become a patsy, and the investigation does not ignore the owners or the lack of regulations and just focus on Reed alone.

      • bostonboomer says:


        Go read that article the “brother’s” family says the guy wasn’t even friends with their dead relative and they accused the guy with the explosives of stealing things from the dead guy’s property.

        • I know the thing is terrible, and he give a eulogy saying they were brothers and telling stories about when they were kids…about shooting cans of cheez wiz with bb guns?

        • You know how I am, I joke about bad things when I can. It is the way we handled things when I worked at a family law practice and we would have to deal with some pretty sick awful stuff.

        • If you think that comment I made is over the top, get rid of it BB. It was just trying to make light of something, after all this horror coming out of Cleveland. (what those women have gone through.)

        • Here are a few recent articles, from the last hour: Bryce Reed: Texas paramedic and explosion first responder was fired two days after blast | Mail Online

          Reed had credited Cyrus for saving his life.

          Upon reaching the plant, Bryce Reed said, he saw Cyrus’ truck, so he kept on driving because he was confident the firefighter could handle the call. Minutes later, the plant erupted in a fire ball.

          When Cyrus’ body arrived at a funeral home three days later, Bryce Reed said he stayed up all night holding him.

          ‘I got to hug him for the last time. He got there at 9 o’clock last night and I was there until 4 in the morning, holding onto my brother,’ Reed said. ‘And telling him I’m sorry for everything that I did.’

          Another of Reed’s bizarre claims came in an interview outside the Czech Inn on April 21, when he spoke about being sick and facing his own mortality.

          He said that he lost 60 pounds in five months, and that doctors couldn’t pinpoint the source of his ailing stomach despite performing 26 biopsies.

          Three days after the explosion, Reed climbed onto a coffee table at a local hotel where displaced families picked over donated sweatshirts and pizza, telling the crowd, ‘You’re safe where you’re at.

          ‘If you’re not, I’d be dragging you out of here myself.’

          Read more:
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          There is video of the eulogy at that link.

          West paramedic’s arrest shocks those who knew him | – News for Dallas, Texas – The Dallas Morning News

          He has also made unverifiable claims about his education and career on his online resúmé on LinkedIn. It is unknown when it was last updated, but the bachelor’s and master’s degrees he claims he earned have been disputed by records and authoritative sources. He also claims to have held management positions with three entities that are now defunct.

          The only thing that seemed constant in his life was his career as a paramedic. As late as last week, Reed admitted feeling emotionally unstable.

          “I’m messed up, and I will be for a long time,” Reed told The Dallas Morning News in an interview May 2. “I’m learning I have issues that I haven’t dealt with in the past and that are coming back.”

          He said during that interview for a previously published article in The News that the blast was a “career ender” because of the emotional toll it has had on his life. After being at the scene the night of the blast, he said, he did not want to be a paramedic anymore.

          He was most recently employed as a paramedic for Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He started work there on Jan. 7, a hospital spokeswoman said, and went on leave April 3. She said he remains an employee. She would not say why he went on leave or otherwise elaborate.

          Records also show that two days after the explosion, Reed was “let go” at West’s volunteer EMS department, according to records and interviews.

          The Department of State Health Services’ online search of paramedic licenses had shown Reed on the West department’s roster Friday morning. An EMS administrator soon emailed the agency to make the change in the database.

          “Bryce Reed does not volunteer for West EMS,” according to the email. “He was let go on April 19th.”

          The email offered no details about the reason for Reed’s dismissal. West EMS administrators would not comment on the investigation.

          Area Opinions: Do we bear responsibility for West blast? | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

      • bostonboomer says:

        I don’t know what comment you mean, JJ. I haven’t seen anything “over the top.”

        • Eh, it seems like so many “crazy” people in the news lately. (I don’t mean people like Castro…I am talking the Ricin story or this Reed dude.)

    • RalphB says:

      More than passing strange for sure. That’s really weird.

  3. Fannie says:

    JJ, these are all great cartoons……I love it when C-day comes around.

  4. I will be making my spaghetti and meatballs on Sat., which is a all day thing…12 pounds of meat this time, that a lot of meatballs.

    So, you all have a good Saturday…See ya Sunday Morning.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Don’t work too hard, JJ!

      • I feel like the man in those dunkin donut commercials…time to make the meatballs.

        Funny thing, everyone gets so excited when the big day comes. You should see how the family hovers and then swarms when I say come get it. Ooof! Especially my brother Denny. His spider senses always know just when his big meatball sandwich is ready. Y’all have a good day. The garlic is just starting to roast up fine, and I need to start working on the onions.