Congrats on 1st, NoChildLeftBehind!
Hey everyone. A big shout out to gobrooklyn; hope you are feeling well today.
It looks like I am.
Good Friday Afternoon TODVille!
Time to go home soon!
Time to go buy my iPad!
Thanks for the cartoon collection, Lovelyplains. They speak the truth.
McCain in la la land.
@BVGamble Same state he was when he selected Wasilla Woman to be VP candidate. This is the MSM Foreign Policy go to guy. OK, then.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 21, 2014
La La land is so right, because people dislike John McCain because to save his Senate seat he has become a right wing radical conservative.
His meds need tweaking….
I LOVE THE TOONS…AND THE FIRST ONE W/ THE CAMERA POSE…..JOHNBOY NEVER LOOKED SO GOOOOOD!
Dang! I totally have a reading problem today. I saw that first line as: “McCain says PALIN sanctioned him.” I started to laugh a real whole lot then I re-read it & laughed some more.
Funniest collection of toons, Thank you, Nerdy Wonka. Good laughs to end the week.
Nice selections. I’ve come to the conclusion that whomever is in charge of CNN (or most any other cable new organization) should be fired, or sent to a long course on “this is news, this is not.” Yes, sure the disappearance of flight 370 is a mystery and a tragedy. Round the clock coverage? Not necessary. Really, a 10 second “nothing new to report” or maybe a one minute “this is new” and then report all the other things happening in this world.
I tell you, #Obamacare has a truth serum in it. LOL. Koch Bros try to disparage #Obamacare, but fail to do so. newrepublic.com/article/117101…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 21, 2014
When hate and money get too twisted…..sometimes, Truth slips and gets exposed.
Yes, it does. Not to mention, there are people just waiting to dissect and expose their lies.
Boggles the mind to think of all the good they could do.. Yet they choose darkness, greed and evil control. And they try to hide while doing it..
This is so true. They need visits from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, but I think they outscrooge Scrooge.
Congrats on 1st NCLB!!
Great selection of toons, LP :)
From bottom of previous thread …
Feel the BURN ….
“Russian stock indexes fell sharply on Friday as investors digested the impact of the sanctions on Ukraine. The rouble-denominated MICEX was down 3 percent while the dollar-denominated RTS index had fallen 3.6 percent.
Negative market sentiment was reinforced by warnings from ratings agencies Fitch and Standard & Poor’s. They’ve both downgraded the outlook for Russia’s sovereign debt from “stable” to “negative.”
On Friday, Visa and Mastercard stopped authorising point-of-sale transactions for Bank Rossiya, which is on the list of targeted economic sanctions leaving many cardholders in shops with declined purchases.
The sanctions against Bank Rossiya has raised fears that similar actions could be taken against other Russian banks, echoing US measures against Iran or Syria.”
#Russian stock indexes fell sharply on Friday as investors digested the impact of the sanctions on #Ukraine facebook.com/euromaidanpr/p… |PR News— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) March 21, 2014
Don’t mess with President Obama ….
“It’s clear that the Russian incursion into Ukraine has already come at a significant cost. If the conflict escalates and financial sanctions take a more serious, damaging form, market volatility is likely to worsen, and forecasts could be revised even lower.”
THE TRUTH ABOUT RUSSIA: 5 Charts That Show What A Disaster The Economy Is Under Putin
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-truth-about-russias-economy-2014-3#ixzz2wdEkyFIh
Uh, it’s not as if POTUS didn’t speak clearly to this scenario. It’s not as if he offered no other options.
Good. This is exactly the economic outcome, PBO intended. It hope it’s the beginning of a long, hard slide with Putin landing on his bottom. Hope the next is IS sanctions on other Russian banks, especially as Russia continues to encroach on Eastern Ukraine.
NCLB and NCLB tied for Au. Congrats.
NCLB and Desertflower tied for Ag. Congrats.
The Toon with Zuckerberg is the only picture that remotely resemble POTUS.
The Toons are straight to the point. In jest the TRUTH are exposed for all to see.
#Obamacare has a feature of Jim Kerry's movie, Liar, Liar embedded in it. Lies not tolerable. Subject to exposure. newrepublic.com/article/117101…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 21, 2014
A belated thanks-a-gazillion LP, I was out and about the last few hours so only catching up now. Fab toons, thank you again!
Want to show off your #Obamacare support? Vote for your favorite bumper sticker: ofa.bo/aJx http://t.co/lwce3EM1dy— (@OFA) March 20, 2014
Thanks to #ACA we can't be denied for being sick or cut off during treatment -and we are not going back! #GetCovered barackobama.com/free-obamacare…— (@sfpelosi) March 21, 2014
I SO want the “Don’t Tread on my ObamaCare” one. LOVE it!!!!!
@Lawrence #TzarVlad's fellow kleptocrats feel the burn businessinsider.com/the-truth-abou… & #PBO has barely begun to up the heat. cc @AmbassadorRice— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 21, 2014
On the Farrow guy show on MSNBC he was talking to some guy from the New Yorker,about how some human rights people were upset with our First Lady because she is not over there in China talking about everything which is wrong with China.
Yeah, always people on the sidelines waiting to tell POTUS or FLOTUS what to do, where and when to do it. Didn’t those human rights folks know that FLOTUS went to speak in cultural exchange terms? Always ready to blame.
They don’t understand the power of soft diplomacy. Sometimes you have to denounce, but some other times you just use empathy, smiles, friendship. Love can transform the world too. Because it changes hearts.
Authoritarian regimes are based on a culture of fear. Fear of losing control, fear of the people’s freedom, fear of life even. What better argument against fear than the wonderful dynamism and positivism of Mrs. Obama ?
The American media is as vapid as an ant’s ass. As you said LP2008, soft diplomacy is apparently completely over their heads – bloated with ego but very little else. For instance, I’m sure that very few in the media appreciate the significance of First Grandma Robinson being so visible on this trip. The Chinese value their elders as much as we value our electronic gadgets. Grandparents are not just for trust funds and nursing homes. By bringing an “elder” who is part of the family, FLOTUS is showing the Chinese that we too, value an important element of our lives that they value. That is how diplomacy is forged – by noting the things that we have in common with each other and developing mutual trust in that regard.
Americans are unduly impressed by guns, bravado (Putin style), sanctions, war, threats, confrontation, although they claim they aren’t.
incredibly insightful comment, hf. i think you are correct.
By bringing an “elder” who is part of the family, FLOTUS is showing the Chinese that we too, value an important element of our lives that they value. That is how diplomacy is forged – by noting the things that we have in common with each other and developing mutual trust in that regard…
I did not see the significance myself….thanks for this comment
AB, Farrow is turning into a true ass. How kind of him to suggest that FLOTUS put herself, her children and her mother at risk in another country. She is not on a mission for the state department. She’s on an excursion with her family.
I feel like it is FLOTUS choice to go over there and speak about what she want too.
WTG, LP! You have been a master of assembling toons! They speak so clearly!! :)
BREAKING: Federal judge rules Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional – @PeteWilliamsNBC— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) March 21, 2014
Bravo @Yatsenyuk_AP "Ukraine signs deal with European Union" latimes.com/world/worldnow… #euromaidan #Crimea http://t.co/R7FQOluPbA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 21, 2014
“In an unexpected move, the EU said it was slapping a near-embargo on any goods from Crimea that did not transit through Ukraine first.
“We will only accept Crimean goods in the EU if they come from Ukraine and not Russia,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said. “From now on, goods from Crimea have to come through Ukraine or they’re going to get very hefty penalties and tariffs put on them.”
Yatsenyuk said that “the best way to contain Russia is to impose real economic leverage over them,” and criticized Moscow’s attempt to “impose a new post-Cold War order and to revise the results of the Second World War.””
BTW, if you want to read just how crazy folk in #TzarVlad’s puppet box are, read the last two paragraphs of the LA Times report.
Do read the last 2 grafs. Freedom=slavery | Ukraine signs deal with European Union latimes.com/world/worldnow…— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) March 21, 2014
Woot!!! Good news.
I didn’t know what to think about this article—thought at first it was just another political partisan piece: Insurers predict price rises for health care plans next year, especially in states where there has been political opposition which has kept many people from signing up—–especially young people, who are key to ACA success. There does seem to be some issues in some states——need more people to sign up. I know no one wants to talk about it, and it is water over the dam, but the failed roll out really hurt——is still doing damage——still the butt of jokes etc., even from some of our friendlies. Hopefully all the PBO appearances and an all out effort by all will help attract more to sign up—–hoping there’s a lot of procrastinators.
The failure on the part of some to sign up for health insurance is not due the ACA rollout. That’s an easy scapegoat but its not reality. There have been concerted efforts by a variety of institutions, factions, organizations, to keep roll-out low and we all know who these entities are. Multiple Obamacare “horror” stories that are now being debunked, gross failure of the media to correct lies while spreading them and burying the truth (see Chuck Todd), Republican governors of red, purple and blue states who fail to participate in medicare expansion.
And it’s not that we don’t want to talk about it, we just don’t want it demagogued in the way that the media (including the Chicago Tribune who endorsed MITT ROMNEY for President) has been doing. Medicare part D had a problematic roll-out, yet it was never the “butt of jokes” from anyone.
TY for that response!!!! EVERYONE should chill, PBO’s got this!
Yes, I am well aware of all the opposing forces and the complete failure by our news media to correct misconceptions etc. I just felt at the time, and still do, that the roll out gave huge ammunition to those who were already adamant critics and geared up to oppose, file lawsuits etc. And every late night show made jokes, made it seem like a failed govt. program, which turned off many potential buyers from the git-go. There are promising signs, increased enrollment as of late—–so am hopeful all of the probs will not matter in the long run. And isn’t it interesting that the people who will be hurt the most are most likely to be in the red states where their governors have done everything possible to put up roadblocks? People need to learn the diff between who hurts them and who is trying to help——and to stop voting for the Repub nutjobs who have no interest in their best interests.
I sure hope the American people are not making decisions about their health care based on ‘late night shows jokes’
Oh so do I, layla——just trying to make a point that it contributes to the overall perception of the law.
Yes, but that’s NOT the fault of the ACA – it’s the fault of the people who are willfully ignorant and lazy to get factual information about serious matters.
You can’t fault the birth registry in Hawaii, or President Obama because some people refuse to believe that he was born in the US based on crap they got from FOX News, NBC Donald Trump, or RW websites!
I also have noticed the not funny late night show ACA jokes. They need to move on beyond that website rollout.
Indeed COS. ACA jokes are as “funny” as teleprompter jokes and they are not coming from a good place.
Seemed more like the media engaged in group-think with regard to the ACA website; doesn’t mean that they were right about it. As we all know, around the time of the ACA exchange rollout, the GOP had just suffered a humiliating loss with the gov’t shutdown, and the media and others were DETERMINED to make the ACA a losing proposition. The shutdown was the result of PBO’s failure to abide by the GOP’s request to delay the ACA. So of course, it’s only natural that they would exaggerate and over-hype the “problems” with the website.
Also I will add that If someone is getting serious information from a late night comedy show program, then they deserved to be fooled and manipulated. There were MULTIPLE ways that people could get informed about the ACA – not just via the website.
Oh, and the Chgo Trib endorsed Obama for president, just like they did in 2008. The Trib is no longer the conservative paper of old.
They may have endorsed Obama but they lean Republican and are not friendly to the ACA in particular. I have read many of their articles Also, the fact that they endorsed Willard for the GOP primaries (knowing that he was going to be the one running against Obama) tells me everything I need to know about the Chicago Tribune.
Hopefruit, you are absolutely spot-on!
Thanks LP for all this excellent collection of toons! They are ALL so funny and so true! LMAO@Wolfe Blitzer on CNN!
Loved the Facebook/NSA toon (I bet the conversation actually went something like that :-) ),
Which reminds me..
The other night I was flipping through channels and I came upon a C-SPAN2 replay of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Hearing on the section 702 portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). This dealt with non-US persons vs. US person’s data, how and what is collected, etc. The group of legal/privacy experts asked excellent, albeit somewhat repetitive, questions and the answers given by the panel from NSA were very clear and informative. The hearing is still available for viewing by anyone on the C-SPAN2 website.
Now, I understand that this hearing was somewhat dry and boring for the average TV viewer, who would probably click past without bothering to listen (then promptly tweet about “privacy”) but my question is this: why aren’t the people whose job it is to report on important news watching and reporting on this? I have not be snowed by the Snowden/Greenwaldians since the beginning but even I learned from these hearing that the data collection, even of overseas persons, is much less than I thought. In addition, President Obama has directed the agency to bring their practices of foreign intelligence gathering affecting non-US persons more in line with the legal protections afforded to US persons, which are extensive and pretty specific. If news media would simply report on this hearing and what was asked/answered, most people. both foreign and domestic, would be relieved and reassured.
Instead, we get punditry, “2016″ and 24/7 “where is the plane?” coverage and late-night comedians continually rehash “the NSA is peeking at your Snapchats” jokes, so the average viewer believes myths and rumors as reality.
I saw a t-shirt for sale on Wireless that reads, “The NSA is keeping tabs on your paranoia” I think I’ll order it.
One of the lines in Between the Ferns from Zach was why he doesn’t have a cell phone, remember: “I don’t want you guys reading my texts”, and very smoothly PBO said, “nobody cares about your texts, Zach.” That aspect of the interview/exchange didn’t get any response at all, that I could see, but it was actually very pointed and PBO was very direct. He wasn’t attempting to throw dust in anyone’s eyes, or cover up NSA activity, I felt he was just stating what many of us know to be true: nobody cares about your texts, in view of the surveillance and the stats on metadata.
To add to the humor, I text a lot with one of my brothers, who is so convinced each and every one of our messages is being read, he deliberately puts in curses and shouts that he KNOWS they are watching and listening… Methinks he may have given too much thought to Big Brother!! I don’t bother trying to point out otherwise, as he is actually a very smart man, just a bit hysterical at times! We love our brothers, tho, even when they are a bit nutso!
You should text back “I for one welcome our NSA minders”.
The Facebook and Snowden toons were my favs!
This is really how Zuckerman's conversation went with President Obama last week… http://t.co/NfTF2a4T3N— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) March 21, 2014
RT (Kremlin mouthpiece) reports that Zuckerberg and Google’s Eric Schmidt met with President Obama today. Let’s hope that both Schmidt and PBO gave cry-baby Mark “creepy Facebook” Zuckerberg some lessons in reality.
“Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will meet with United States President Barack Obama and other top tech figures at the White House in Washington, DC Friday afternoon.”
I personally think that Zuckerberg knows better; he just wanted his customers to think he’s cool and also wanted to distract from the attention finally being paid to private data collection. “Look over here! I’m being real stern with the President; be sure to share/like this with all of your friends!” The funny thing is, any corporate entity that is interested in Facebook customer’s habits/info merely has to pay Zuckerberg for it and it’s theirs!
Air Force 2 has arrive in Santa Barbara carrying Vice President Joe Biden. http://t.co/jZtoxoJsCE— Oscar Flores (@oflores) March 21, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden & Jill Biden greet Santa Barbara teachers http://t.co/0F7RItyVqi— (@KEYTNC3Kelsey) March 21, 2014
American Nuns Announce Their Support for Obamacare Contraception Access cosmopolitan.com/celebrity/news… via @Cosmopolitan— Joan (@jmcaninch68) March 21, 2014
Take that Little “Repub” Sisters!!!
Ah, but the sanctions were weak. Of course. | Bank Rossiya says Visa, MasterCard stop providing services reut.rs/1jeVHJa— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) March 21, 2014
ABC news glossed over all of this. They’re still on their Putin-cheerleading crusade, reporting as though it’s just PBO and Putin who are dueling and failing to mention the EU and other countries’ involvement in sanctions against Russia.
Meanwhile, Jon “I-loves-me-some-Koch” Karl reports about FLOTUS in China, and tries to subtly compare her unfavorably to Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton by implying that unlike the latter two who went to China to “address human rights”, FLOTUS is “shying away from controversial issues, the WH tells him.”
“F” Jon “I-Love-Me-Some-Koch” Karl.
Exactly anniebella… ROTFLMAO!
Let’s do a write-in campaign to remind our (GOP) lawmakers which continent Ukraine is actually impacted by the events taking place in Ukraine/Crimea (hint: starts with EU)…
#EU: 28 nations' attitudes toward #Russia #Ukraine #sanctions. RO
Via @CarnegieEndow carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurop… http://t.co/RxGip2lQ9b— (@IGSquawk) March 20, 2014
If FLOTUS were to comment on anything controversial they would be the first to criticize her for that. Remember how Hillary was criticized for trying (and failing, by the way) to pass health care? They would be all over FLOTUS if she were to “address human rights” on this visit. That’s not what this visit is designed to do. She is complimenting and assisting the POTUS by going on a goodwill tour. This is very important, especially considering current events with Russia and the President’s focus on Asia/Pacific matters.
LL, these first round of sanctions that President put on Russia is just like the bread that the “Cheesecake Factory” puts on your table as soon as you sit down. President Obama hasn’t even opened up the menu yet.
Are you hungry hon…
HAHAhahaha…. :) :) :)
Sorry about posting that tweet twice on your post. (Having some computer difficulties/twitter connectivity to WordPress issues, never sure if my posts actualy go through). I promise to be more careful in the future.
“Nobody’s laughing at Obama’s sanctions today.”
Like the tease for this article (see pic) better than actual headline "RUSSIAN STOCKS TANK"
businessinsider.com/morning-market… http://t.co/jGrX5XhFQk— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) March 21, 2014
#VPOTUS President Joe Biden arrives in @SantaBarbara Greets teachers and press. Welcome. @JoeBiden @VP @SBAirport http://t.co/2lugANIGme— Oscar Flores (@oflores) March 21, 2014
VP Biden invented the word cool! And love Dr. Jill – our classy Second Lady :)
Will we be able to see FLOTUS speech tomorrow? If anyone know the answer let me know okay.
This just in, go Obama! http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/technology/big-data-review?sid=42167236 Speak now, or forever hold your piece! They are askng for input. They want to hear from us.
Oh thank YOU Mighty P!! I’ve just tweeted it out :)
President Obama wants to hear from YOU – join in the conversation on data, privacy, surveillance, etc whitehouse.gov/issues/technol…— (@aspirational12) March 21, 2014
Way cool, HF, knowing I doth not tweet. I sent the link to myself from my email, and double checked to make sure my email was not in any way attached before sending it on and posting it to FB. I think I was successful, and didn’t see my name implicated in this tweet, so breathe a sigh of relief. Like I said, upthread, they are asking us to talk to them, so if folks don’t choose to respond, they dare not complain later!! Right.
When you get it… http://t.co/Ta2HCrCeYO— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 21, 2014
Here’s a supporting ad, LL.
:oops: I was laughing so hard that I forgot the Link.
;) Here’s the ad :)
I had to sing the whole jingle before I went “Oh no they didn’t”!
Ahhhh. Took me awhile, but I got it now.
The #MH370 story is losing its legs because there is no new evidence.
This tweet cracked me up — it’s true that CNN is desperate for eyeballs and ratings.
I'm starting to think CNN took the plane.— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) March 19, 2014
From a comment to the tweet: ‘they would be the first to break the story if the plane was found.. And still get it wrong’ LOL
But, but their Ratings keep beating MSNBC in total and demos and Fox in demos……18-25yrs
People are watching their stuff. Many folks fly.
In 2003, a plane left somewhere in Congo with 2 on board and thus far, Nothing was ever found. Since it happened less than 2 yrs after 9-11, there was No 2 weeks wall to wall coverage. But 11 yrs out…..and with 239 people on board….the Media is on over-drive.
lmao. tweet of the day.
that was funny. hahahahahaha
.@FLGovScott's campaign is in shambles. "Amid campaign turmoil" & other insanity, top fundraiser quits. #FLGov miamiherald.com/2014/03/21/400…— Danny Kanner (@DannyKanner) March 21, 2014
@JoyAnnReid @RawStory .their theory is not creditable/it is like someone wants equal time to debate that the earth revolves around the Sun— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) March 21, 2014
Well…is it equal time in tbagger minutes…
I have the impression Cosmos is not comedy……
Interviewing Sam Kass was 1 of WH perks for local tv anchors invited to hear POTUS tout #ACA; 1st Dogs a perk, too bit.ly/1lTL2Fu— Eddie Gehman Kohan (@ObamaFoodorama) March 21, 2014
POTUS says Bo has lost 10 lbs thanks to chasing his frisky little sister, Sunny. obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2014/03/sam-ka… http://t.co/7Uj00iWVmw— meta (@metaquest) March 22, 2014
Have a great weekend all ‘specially GoBrooklyn, no hair is the latest fad, own it
great toons to wake up to, lp. Loved the teann toons.
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