116 Responses to “Week in toons”


  1. 1 COS
    January 26, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Good afternoon.

  2. 5 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 7:22 pm

  3. 6 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    A brain-dead woman kept alive by a hospital in Texas because she was pregnant has been taken off life support.

    A court had ruled that John Peter Smith Hospital must stop life-saving measures for Marlise Munoz by Monday.

    Mrs Munoz, 33, was 14 weeks pregnant when she fell unconscious in November. It is believed she had a blood clot.

    Her family wanted to let her die, but the hospital had argued it had a legal duty to protect the unborn child.

    Her life support was turned off at 11:29 local time (17.29 GMT) Sunday, family members told News 8.

    “May Marlise Munoz finally rest in peace, and her family find the strength to complete what has been an unbearably long and arduous journey,” lawyers for the family said in a statement.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25907874

    • 7 99ts
      January 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      Does the US media ever report onthe stupid that is done in the name of “right to life”. No wonder the GOP and its followers hate the intertubes – only way to find out reality

    • 8 jacquelineoboomer
      January 26, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Two sides to that story; both sad.

  4. January 26, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Thank yoooooooou LP, brilliant toons!!!

  5. 11 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Syria will allow women and children to leave the besieged area of Homs “from now”, the UN mediator at the Geneva peace talks has told reporters.

    Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said women and children were free to leave. He alleged armed groups were preventing them from leaving.

    Mr Brahimi said that the opposition had agreed to give the government lists of detainees held by armed groups.

    He said it was “too early” to assess the prospects of a comprehensive deal.

    He admitted the talks were proceeding slowly but said that on Monday he “expected the two parties to make some general statement about the way forward”.

    Mr Brahimi said he hoped a humanitarian convoy from the UN and the Red Cross would be able to go to Homs on Monday.

    Hundreds of people are reportedly trapped in besieged parts of the city, including some who are very ill.

    If all goes well, the agreement on Homs would be the first concrete outcome of the peace process, the BBC’s Bridget Kendall reports from Geneva.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25905465

    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      January 26, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Hope the UN and the Red Cross are, indeed, allowed in this week. So many tragic stories in the ME.

  6. 13 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    lol @ dud light crack.

  7. 14 Nerdy Wonka
    January 26, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Gahtdamn….Gahtdamn…..GAHTDAMN!

  8. 15 Nerdy Wonka
    January 26, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Hot damn!

  9. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    January 26, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    The “gay sniffing dog” cartoon is gruesome, because you can just imagine Putin would do that.

  10. 23 globalcitizenlinda
    January 26, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  11. 26 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    • 27 Layla
      January 26, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      WTH!!! Now we have to aim for NO cholesterol! I bet you the next study will say No cholesterol is very bad for you! Around and around we will go…

  12. 28 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    A member of Somali rebel group al-Shabab was killed Sunday by a missile fired by a suspected drone, a rebel commander said, blaming the U.S. for the strike.

    Abu Mohamed told The Associated Press that Sahal Iskudhuq, a militant commander who was believed to be close to al-Shabab’s top leader, was killed when his car was hit by a missile in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region. The attack took place in a village called Hawai, he said.

    A Somali intelligence official confirmed the attack, describing the victim as a “dangerous” member of the group. His driver was also killed in the attack, the official said on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to reveal the information.

  13. 29 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm

  14. January 26, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Since the Grammy Awards are tonight some music related news……

  15. 32 Nerdy Wonka
    January 26, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z just killed it. KILLED IT!!!!!!! That is how you open the Grammys.

    If she and Jay-Z performed every set, the Grammys would win all the ratings. Wow…wow…wow!

  16. 34 Nerdy Wonka
    January 26, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Amk wanted to see Beyoncé.

    You’re welcome, sir.

    • 35 amk for obama
      January 26, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      First the news that good cholesterol can actually be bad.

      Now this.

      I am turning off the intertubes before it kills me.

      • 36 Nerdy Wonka
        January 26, 2014 at 8:39 pm

        Wait until you see the video of her performance. The sexiness will have your blood pressure skyrocketing.

        If it gets posted on Youtube, I’ll bring it over to TOD.

        She did not come to play. She threw down and no one on stage has matched her since she finished her performance.

      • 40 Nerdy Wonka
        January 26, 2014 at 8:41 pm

        Here you go. Beyoncé is BACK!

        • 41 anniebella
          January 26, 2014 at 10:03 pm

          I guess I am old fashion, I like Beyonce, but put on some dam clothes and let the talent speak louder. She has lots of talent, there is no need of the short, short dresses, and what she had on tonight.

          • 42 Nerdy Wonka
            January 26, 2014 at 10:05 pm

            The woman is grown, talented, and sexy. The awards speak for themselves and the image fits her new album to a T. She is owning her sexuality and won’t apologize for it. I applaud that.

          • 44 susanne
            January 26, 2014 at 11:10 pm

            ‘put on some dam clothes’ :)

            i’m with you, anniebella. her amazing voice, her wondrous phrasing and delivery–the sexy act distracts, imho.

  17. 45 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 8:33 pm

  18. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    January 26, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Oh great. School closings for tomorrow already are all over the teevee. I’m done with you, SNOW!!!!! It’s ohvah between us.

    • 48 hopefruit2
      January 26, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      That makes two of us. I just filed for a legal separation between me and Snow. I am FED UP.

      • 49 jacquelineoboomer
        January 26, 2014 at 10:45 pm

        I’ll give Snow the animals and the record collection, if it leaves me alone.

        • 50 hopefruit2
          January 26, 2014 at 11:12 pm

          LMAO! I’ll give Snow the front door mat if it leaves me alone :)

          • 51 jacquelineoboomer
            January 26, 2014 at 11:20 pm

            I’ll go to the senior prom with Snow, zits on its face and all, if it leaves me alone.

            • 52 hopefruit2
              January 26, 2014 at 11:28 pm

              I’ll send Snow my favorite PBO picture, if it leaves me alone.

              • 53 jacquelineoboomer
                January 26, 2014 at 11:31 pm

                (Wow. I thought I was sick of snow.)

                I’ll send Snow a Ziploc bag full of these Chewy Chips Ahoy Gooey CARAMEL-Filled Soft Cookies I’m eating, if it leaves me alone. Minus the caramel, of course, which I will suck dry.

                • 54 hopefruit2
                  January 26, 2014 at 11:33 pm

                  ROFL – I can’t beat that one! :) :) Hahahahaha…..

                  • 55 jacquelineoboomer
                    January 26, 2014 at 11:38 pm

                    :) :) I’ve been reading these to my granddaughter and I jokingly said, “We could probably go on all night with these; sounds like she’s as bored as I am with the snowstorms from hell” and she said, “It already sounds as though you have been.”

                    Thanks – I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve also run out of trades, so appreciate your letting me off the hook!

    • 58 canadabarb4obama
      January 26, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Jacqueline, it is only January; lolololol (mean me)

      • 59 jacquelineoboomer
        January 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm

        Barb – Please forgive me for almost asking if you crawled all the way out of your igloo to be mean to me. Forgive me. So, sunny skies and warm breezes there, eh? Oh, Canada! So happy for you. (No, really.)

  19. January 26, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    So, I slipped and took a nasty spill yesterday. My bum and lower back are just sore as all get out. Luckily, the missus is cooking tonight: pork in tomatillo sauce. Yum.

  20. 71 lockewasright
    January 26, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Experimenting with dinner:

    We breaded some of those really thin pork chops with panko and italian bread crumbs and then fried them crispy in a pan. While that was happening we also cooked some angel’s hair pasta. After each chop was done, I put some marinara sauce on it followed by a couple of thin slices of chorizo topped with two half slices of smoked provolone cheese. Next we laid down a bed of pasta in a casserole dish, placed the chops on top and put it all in the oven to melt the cheese. We’ll see how it turns out.

    • 72 lockewasright
      January 26, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      Not a bad mutation of chix parm if I do say so myself. The chorizo (Boar’s head brand), really complimented both the smoked provolone and the marinara.

    • 73 hopefruit2
      January 26, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      As an East Coaster I have had dinner already. Yet you and LL are making me hungry enough to have another 5-course dinner. Carry on!

      • 74 lockewasright
        January 26, 2014 at 9:46 pm

        We’re going with an Arroz con Pollo on tuesday night. I haven’t decided what to make tomorrow. The kids have swim classes at 5:00. It’s not the greatest time for it, but it’s when we could get them in. My work week starts on Wednesday this week, so I am hoping for enough Arozz con Pollo leftovers to pack lunches for a couple of days.

  21. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    January 26, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    “As I was walkin’ down the street one day … ”

    Now you’re talkin’, Grammys! Does anybody know what time it is? Does anybody really care? Nope.

  22. 76 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    • 77 carolyn
      January 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      Please explain this to me…..???? The question, then the picture…….

    • 79 hopefruit2
      January 26, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      LOL! It’s funny but she DOES have a point when you think about it. I mean, everyone calls him “Obama.” Supporters and haters alike, young or old, black/white/rich/poor, gaystraight, sane, mentally ill, human, beast, insect and fish – they all know him by “Obama.”

      So it’s almost as if he doesn’t have a first or last name – he’s just “OBAMA” and that’s it.

      • 80 anniebella
        January 26, 2014 at 9:54 pm

        She doesn’t have a point as far as I am concern. I don’t like it when they call him Obama, it isn’t showing respect as for as I am concern. It should be President Obama. I don’t call him Barack, because he is the President of the United States and he should be call President Barack Obama or President Obama. Some of the haters call him Barry. Was Ms. Bitch trying to be funny? I guess I didn’t get it.

  23. 81 99ts
    January 26, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Rand Paul attacks Hillary because of Bill’s infidelity – where was Rand Paul when Mark Sandford was elected to congress in South Carolina

    They talk with forked tongues – every last one of them

    • 82 Lovepolitics2008
      January 26, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      If Hillary is the democratic nominee, the republicans will be so ugly it will be hard to watch. The republican party has become so ugly, so nasty; they’re doing so much damage to the american psyche. They have NOTHING, nothing positive to offer. It’s all about fear and gratuitous hate.

      • 83 99ts
        January 26, 2014 at 9:23 pm

        I just can’t handle that they “forgive” every last thing ANY republican does – but a democrat – whole different story. They have completely run out of ideas for attacking the President – so they now turn on other democrats while blaming the AG for being so mean in investigating corrupt GOP Governors – and there are a few more of them who should be evaluating their options.

  24. 84 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm

  25. 91 globalcitizenlinda
    January 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    • 92 99ts
      January 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      And Snowden wonders why he is not being welcomed home with a ticker tape parade. I hope he enjoys his next 40 years in Russia – he should read about the British expats who thought it would be a good idea to support the USSR.

    • 93 hopefruit2
      January 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Let her wallow in her short-lived gloat….Karma will be paying that fool a visit before long….

  26. 95 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 9:27 pm

  27. 97 hopefruit2
    January 26, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Just a gentle ‘minder for those on the East coast (Mid-Atlantic and NorthEast). Tuesday is going to be FREEZING. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  28. 98 Nerdy Wonka
    January 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Holy freaking awesomeness.

    • 99 forus50
      January 26, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      Have LOVED Pink for a decade – I don’t know how but she keeps getting better. Her only mistake is she didn’t swing over and bop the dancing dumb belle Taylor Swift.

      http://vinehash.com/viewer/Taylor-Swift-On-Her-Surfboard-Tho-lH4Ngvd751VB

      • 100 Nerdy Wonka
        January 26, 2014 at 10:06 pm

        Pink is a BEAST whenever she performs. She’s so freaking talented.

        Taylor Swift is annoying. Always trying to hog the camera at every award show. Her faux humble crap is ugh. Twitter is not impressed with her.

        • 101 forus50
          January 26, 2014 at 10:17 pm

          Totally agree. I missed Kendrick Lamar but now saw the CBS video (he IS AMAZING!!!!) and of course they keep cutting to Swift “dancing”. Ugghh, it really ruins the vibe. They’re going to have to cut her out of it.

      • 102 nospin
        January 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm

        what was wrong with Taylor dancing? I thought it was appropriate. She liked the music, so she danced.

        and why is she considered dumb? She seems intelligent enough to me.

  29. 105 Nerdy Wonka
    January 26, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Holy sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Kendrick Lamar just showed the Grammys who a real rapper is and it is NOT Macklemore.

    This dude just tore the roof off that mutha!!!! His collaboration with Imagine Dragons had the entire room stunned.

    When Jay-Z is on his feet for you? You came correct.

  30. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    January 26, 2014 at 10:01 pm

  31. 109 GGail
    January 26, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    My Cali House of Rep, Karen Bass (D) will be conducting a Tele Town Hall after SOTU. Isn’t she great!!

    Dear Gail—

    This Tuesday night, President Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union Address. I will be honored to sit with my colleagues to listen to the President’s ideas to grow our economy and to improve our nation and our communities.

    After watching the President, I hope you will join me for a Telephone Town Hall Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM.

    It will give you an opportunity to give me your feedback not just on what the President said, but your priorities for Congress in 2014.

    All you need is a telephone number. Please sign up by clicking here.

    And I look forward to hearing from you.

    Sincerely,

    Congressmember Karen Bass

  32. January 26, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Nothing like airing your dirty laundry in public ….

    …. let alone further dividing the factions within the GOP.

    Please proceed, Corporate #MSM

  33. 111 forus50
    January 26, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    damn Kris Kristofferson is old but so damn cool.

  34. January 26, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Urge all of you to read the story of Medal of Honor Winner, Navy Captain John Cromwell:

  35. January 26, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Thanks for the great cartoons, lovelyplains. I’ve enjoyed reading all of your comments. I wanted to share a tweet I just saw. I wasn’t aware of this. In May, India declared dolphins non-human persons. Dolphins are amazing in many ways. I’m so thrilled by this. The news is usually focused on things that make people feel frightened or angry and as I look around there is an incredible amount of good every day. President Obama and his administration do so much I find it overwhelming. I can’t keep up with all of it, but I’m reassured knowing they are there working with good will and energy for all of us and the earth.

  36. January 26, 2014 at 10:42 pm


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