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94 Responses to “tod toon time”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    April 4, 2014 at 6:03 am

    1st. Ha. Ha.

    • 2 Cindy
      April 4, 2014 at 6:18 am

      Good morning amk for Obama…

      HAPPY AWESOME FRIDAY TO YOU!

      Have a wonderful day and congrats……..YOU are 1st : )

    • 4 No Child Left Behind
      April 4, 2014 at 7:26 am

      Oh la la AMK! Congrats on your gold!

      Good Morning TODVille. Raining here; I don’t really like it.

  2. 5 elo4obama/biden
    April 4, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Good morning! I started reading the previous blog with the most comments. Good morning to you too global, if you’re still on…and chips and all others. Peace and I’m out. Hi amk and cindy. Congrats on first amk.

  3. 7 vcprezofan2
    April 4, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Well! Well! Well! :)

    O, Good Afternooon, Amk! So nice to see you up there (even with some moral cheating)!

    • 8 amk for obama
      April 4, 2014 at 8:20 am

      It was a clean 15 min win.nocheatingwhatsoever.

      • 9 vcprezofan2
        April 4, 2014 at 8:29 am

        Oh, I thought it was a variation on CC’s moral wins – you know, opening the door after making sure no one else was around, then stepping in all triumphant. Apologies, sir, if I got it wrong.

  4. 10 vcprezofan2
    April 4, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Good Morning, early TODobots! It’s Friday! :) :) :)

  5. 14 vcprezofan2
    April 4, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Amk seems to be sleeping on the job. Or are you hiding from me mister?

    • 15 vcprezofan2
      April 4, 2014 at 7:11 am

      No need to fear – my brain is not yet awake. Come on out – we can have a cup o’tea together,

      • April 4, 2014 at 7:23 am

        You talking to yourself again????? :-)

        Moooooorning VC!

        And thank yooooooou Mister Amk (wherever you are) for the toons, top man!

        • 17 vcprezofan2
          April 4, 2014 at 7:25 am

          Par for the course. ;)

          Morning, CC! Was simply trying to prod Amk from his afternoon nap; guess he wasn’t kidding when he said he could sleep anywhere, any time. :)

          • April 4, 2014 at 7:31 am

            Maybe he was kidnapped by his monkeys?

            • 19 vcprezofan2
              April 4, 2014 at 7:36 am

              Well now, CC, I don’t wish THAT fate on him!
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              They may hide him somewhere I can’t reach him at all.

              • April 4, 2014 at 7:38 am

                It’d be kinda funny if they sent us a ransom note. We could have a fundraiser to raise the loot, but I’m not sure if anyone would contribute.

                • 21 vcprezofan2
                  April 4, 2014 at 7:44 am

                  Shame on you; I take issue with that! You know very well we’d all contribute because we come ‘true’ in a pinch. :) Not to mention, some of us (ahem. not me of course) owe unknown sums for work he has performed and he never once sent the collection agency after us…. them…whatever.

            • 24 vcprezofan2
              April 4, 2014 at 7:40 am

              And wasn’t it nice of him to give you a little breathing space to finish preparing your EBC, or your R & S? Sometimes he is a great helper.
              – ‘Yo monkeys, if you’re involved, you bring him right back this instance!’ {I read somewhere that speaking firmly to animals can work wonders in the obedience department. :) }

        • 27 amk for obama
          April 4, 2014 at 7:55 am

          Morning bt. Make my tweet appear, will ya?

          • April 4, 2014 at 7:56 am

            Ah, the monkeys freed you?! Will do now, thanks again for the most excellent toons!

            • 29 amk for obama
              April 4, 2014 at 7:58 am

              Danke.

              • 30 vcprezofan2
                April 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

                Goodness gracious, Amk, you really are as sound a sleeper/napper as you said you were! I can’t believe you felt none of the prods and pokes I tried to inflict, or (in good old-fashioned wisdom) that your ears weren’t ringing. /smh/

                • 31 amk for obama
                  April 4, 2014 at 8:23 am

                  Had just stepped out. One has to make a show of working at least.

                  • 32 vcprezofan2
                    April 4, 2014 at 8:37 am

                    Aaaah! I hear you. I got called 3 times this morning and gave an excuse….oops…a reason each time, then held my breath that a 4th call wouldn’t come in. After that I consoled myself that I *am* going to go do that fasting lab work I messed up a couple of days ago, AND my refusing also left the way clear for the next person on the call list. /insert angelic smilie here please/

        • April 4, 2014 at 8:29 am

          Good Morning Chipsticks! Hope your day is fantastic and that Danny doesn’t raise your blood pressure with any of his antics. :-)

  6. 34 No Child Left Behind
    April 4, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Good Morning Bobfr, I hope you see my comments today. Thank you for your letter to POTUS. The idea of his Twitter followers pitching in $1 a day is great. We need to be organized and raise resource if not, the Koch Brothers will buy local, city, state elections, and soon the WH.

    Now, getting ready to go to work.

    Have a nice day!

  7. 35 jackiegrumbacher
    April 4, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Good morning and thanks for the toon roundup, AMK. I love the one OZ one. with Dorothy and Toto. If our democracy survives this horrible SC Republican majority, I hope future generations and congresses work to undo this systematic betrayal of everything Americans have fought and died for. I hope Roberts and his cohorts go down in history for the villains that they are.

  8. 36 99ts
    April 4, 2014 at 7:45 am

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/14/billionaire-tom-perkinss-voting-rights-act-pay-1-million-in-taxes-get-1-million-votes/

    Billionaire Tom Perkins’s Voting Rights Act: pay ‘$1 million in taxes’ get ’1 million votes’

    This was the suggestion at a forum in San Francisco back in February – wonder if any RW SCOTUS members were there?

    • 37 Don
      April 4, 2014 at 8:11 am

      Perkins doesn’t have to pay for votes; the only thing he has to do is convince some working stiff that some poor person is taking away their whatever.

  9. April 4, 2014 at 7:47 am

    G’morning amk, Chips & TOD! Great selections of cartoons, amk! LOL! :) :)

  10. 40 dotster3
    April 4, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Anyone excited to see W’s Putin painting?
    No?

  11. April 4, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Well Well Well!!! :-D

    Good Morning AMK… TODers! Thanks for the toons to start this Friday morning. We often find more truth and accuracy in toons than we get from the MSM.

    Everyone have a good day. And those of you who live in areas being hit by storms, earthquakes, etc., stay safe.

  12. 48 vcprezofan2
    April 4, 2014 at 8:32 am

    What’s this ‘shot and killed today’ story? Things are moving way too fast for me to get a handle on what’s going on.

  13. 51 desertflower
    April 4, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Just woke and look what I find! Love it, amk!!! Excellent toons….and the punctuation on the end was perfect:) Thank you and good Friday morning, TOD!!

  14. 52 Linda
    April 4, 2014 at 8:35 am

    GM

    18 Democrats voted with the Republicans yesterday to gut ” full time workers ” requirement that employers offer health insurance to their employees . That want the hours changed to 40 per week.

    Once again Gabby’s replacement Ron Barber votes with the Republicans…..

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll156.xml

    • 53 Ladyhawke
      April 4, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Hypocrisy of House GOP

      ——————————————-

      This Republican Congress doesn’t have a single five day work week scheduled for the entire 2014 year. Not one.

      ———————————————

      http://thegavel.democraticleader.house.gov/?p=6285

    • 54 desertflower
      April 4, 2014 at 8:41 am

      he’s been disappointing to me…so many times. Maybe I’ll give his office a call today and ask when the last time HE worked 40/5days wk….since he’s been in congress trying to make the rules for everyone else.

      • 55 vcprezofan2
        April 4, 2014 at 8:47 am

        GM, Desertflower!

        Call him/his office, please. It’s bound to be somewhat more meaningful when local, or at least in-state, voters call.

  15. 56 hopefruit2
    April 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

  16. 57 vcprezofan2
    April 4, 2014 at 8:45 am

    #GOPs, FOX and the like are not divergent thinkers (yea, yea! I know they are not thinkers at all.). They never seem to get tired of their one-size-fits-all solution for every situation!

  17. 61 hopefruit2
    April 4, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Great news!

    And here’s another reason why I always caution folks to not freak out if the jobs report for a given month is “so-so”

    • April 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

      Can I just say how incredible our President is? In the face of unprecedented obstruction he has single-handedly brought this country back from the abyss. 49 straight months of positive job growth and this year the economy is poised to kick into turbo drive.

      Mt Rushmore? The guy needs his own mountain.

  18. 63 hopefruit2
    April 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

  19. 64 Nerdy Wonka
    April 4, 2014 at 8:58 am

  20. 67 GGAIL
    April 4, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Good West Coast morning amk, Chipsticks & TOD family.

    Great toons and I LOVE the tweet!!

  21. 68 Nerdy Wonka
    April 4, 2014 at 9:08 am

    A thousand times THIS.

    This country doesn’t give a crap or treat you as a human being with all the burdens that come with it until they identify that you’re white when you shoot someone or commit a bloody massacre. It’s maybe he’s a terrorist because he has a muslim name. Maybe he’s an undocumented immigrant who hates America. Then they find out you’re white and it’s oh, that poor boy. What was his home life like? Did his parents get divorced? Did his parents stop living the millionaire life and he got bumped down to upper middle class? Is he depressed? Is he suffering from anxiety? Oh, his girlfriend dumped him? Oh, so sad. When did he take a wrong turn? Oh, that poor, poor, misunderstood boy.

    Nope. You’re not “misunderstood.” You’re the same as everyone else and your psyche doesn’t deserve greater concern than others who commit the same crime.

    • 69 jackiegrumbacher
      April 4, 2014 at 9:22 am

      NW, all this knee-jerk labeling comes from a human being’s failure to ever expand his/her mind beyond childish assumptions. Tooth Fairy: Good: monster in the closet:bad, It means someone has chosen never to grow up or mature or even allow themselves to question the false and ugly narratives of people around them. They will go through their entire lives from birth to grave, never knowing what it’s like to think and feel like a full human being. I don’t feel sorry for them, but a complete lack of self-examination and growth is a form of hell on earth. If there was one thing I would wish every school to teach beyond reading, writing and arithmetic, it’s to help young people to think, to question every assumption they ever made and to stretch their minds and hearts to see beyond themselves.

    • 70 hopefruit2
      April 4, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Very-well said Nerdy. So very true…

    • April 4, 2014 at 9:42 am

      So true, so ignorant and so predictable. What a prison these RWNJs live in. Everyone has to be exactly like them. I’m proud to live in a richly diverse and vibrant place where respect and compassion are what makes you human.

  22. 72 Linda
    April 4, 2014 at 9:13 am

    The Wounded Platoon……

    Third Platoon, Charlie Company. What happened to them in Iraq, and what happened when they came home…

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/woundedplatoon/

  23. 73 hopefruit2
    April 4, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Oh boy..this one should be good…

  24. April 4, 2014 at 9:26 am

    WOW, this is important:

  25. 77 hopefruit2
    April 4, 2014 at 9:28 am

  26. April 4, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Well, we also had a little RWNJ opposition to deal with.

  27. 82 vcprezofan2
    April 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

    {{{{Amk}}}}

    Thanks

  28. 83 desertflower
    April 4, 2014 at 9:35 am

    If you haven’t see Jon Stewart’s slamming of the SC $$$$$$$$$$ is speech decision yesterday. it’s a MUST SEE

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2014/04/04/does_money_equal_speech.html

  29. April 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Good morning, TODville. And thanks to amk for all the laughs, sad and infuriating as they may be.

  30. 85 vcprezofan2
    April 4, 2014 at 9:40 am

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  32. 88 Vicki
    April 4, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Paul Krugman has written his 4th Obamacare is Succeeding column called Rube Goldberg Survives. Very smart take on how we came to have the ACA as we have it.
    Professor K’s bosses cannot be happy with him.

    I would not be surprised to read that Paul Krugman is leaving the NY Times for another venue. He respects our President and that puts him at odds with ownership.

  33. 89 vcprezofan2
    April 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Stepping out to do that lab work – behave yourselves and try not to destroy the village in that time. O, you can misbehave on twitter. Knoller is punting for Boehner :roll: . I honestly can’t understand how these guys/gals get paid for doing nothing of their own, just shilling for others.

  34. 90 desertflower
    April 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

    http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-ra-charles-keating-scandal-supreme-court-20140402,0,2307311.story#axzz2xvOoj2k0

    What a fantastically ironic coincidence that on the same day the Supreme Court struck down a law limiting campaign contributions because money does not automatically corrupt politicians, we received news of the death of Charles Keating, the very poster boy for the corrupting influence of money on elected officials.

    Taking advantage of the deregulation of the savings and loan industry, Keating used Lincoln to engage in a 5-year orgy of speculative investing – real estate, junk bonds and other risky instruments – as he sucked out investors’ cash to finance his high-flying lifestyle.
    Tellers and managers at his thrift persuaded thousands of mostly elderly investors to ditch their government-insured certificates of deposit and unwittingly put their life savings into uninsured junk bonds issued by Lincoln’s parent company, American Continental Corp. Lincoln’s salespeople were told to foist the bonds off on customers who were “weak, meek and ignorant.”

    when regulators began to turn up the heat on Keating, he did what any crooked businessman who had given $1.3 million to five senators would do: He called them up and demanded they pressure regulators to back off.
    To their credit, the senators refused to intervene, telling Keating it would be wrong to insert themselves into government investigation on behalf of a political donor. Ha ha ha! Just kidding!
    The four Democratic senators and one Republican senator snapped to attention.
    The Democrats were Alan Cranston of California, Dennis DeConcini of Arizona, John Glenn of Ohio, and Don Riegle of Michigan. The only Republican was John McCain of Arizona, later the 2008 Republican presidential nominee.

    Charles Keating knew exactly what he was buying with his political contributions.
    “One question, among many raised in recent weeks, had to do with whether my financial support in any way influenced several political figures to take up my cause,” Keating said in 1989. “I want to say in the most forceful way I can: I certainly hope so.”

    What’s so hard for this SC to understand??????

  35. 91 desertflower
    April 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

    http://time.com/49010/republicans-want-us-to-be-europe/

    The basic Republican critique of President Obama is that he’s Europeanizing America. In the last campaign, Mitt Romney claimed Obama “takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe.” Paul Ryan warned “we will turn out just like Europe if we stick with European policies.” Europe’s continuing economic stagnation—12 percent unemployment, near deflation, tepid growth—is certainly an unattractive model for the United States. You can see why conservative cartoonists like to draw Obama in a beret.

    But the policies that created the mess in Europe are not Obama’s policies. They are the policies—especially tight money and fiscal austerity—that Republicans have pushed for America. And where economics is concerned, the GOP is still the party of croissants and lederhosen.

  36. 93 Nena20409
    April 4, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Excellent Toons Amk.

    On a Friday? What a way to brighten TGIF.

    Thank you, Sir ;)

  37. 94 Nena20409
    April 4, 2014 at 11:18 am

    This Toon sort of kind of fits too….I hope.


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