Week in Toons (part 2)






April 22, 2016



Back of the Bill





Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press








Millennials are attracted to the socialist promises of Bernie Sanders.



Is Bernie Sanders beating a dead horse?


April 20, 2016







47 Responses to “Week in Toons (part 2)”

  1. 1 Betsy
    April 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Good Morning TOD!

  2. April 24, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Afternoon! Great round up – thanks!

  3. April 24, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Steph available after sitting the last two games due to an ankle injury….

  4. April 24, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks for posting my thread, NW!

    OMG 😀 😀 😀

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    Beyhive looking for bodies….

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    I bet you won’t ever catch FLOTUS wearing a Rachel Roy dress again

    • 5 Gazelle
      April 24, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Am watching the whole thing, & I said, OMG! JayZ, what’s down, dude! You better get it right, like right now. This is almost a “Dear John” letter .. or maybe a “better listen to me now or…” letter?

  5. 6 Gazelle
    April 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Lemonade is Bey fabulous! That’s all I can say! It’s a lot of poetry, that’s beautiful, it’s not all about heartache. And I’m still watching ….

    • 7 Gazelle
      April 24, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      “I’m going to keep running, because a winner doesn’t quit on themselves.” This is about being enslaved. Fab. Damn, Bey!

  6. April 24, 2016 at 4:18 pm


  7. 9 Gazelle
    April 24, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Oh my! Just finished watching the whole “Lemonade” and Bey is dropped that mic. It’s a painful ending to something that was important to her, a lovely “Dear John”. The videos & music change of genres are amazing, BTW. And as the album goes along, one sees her sense of self, history, etc. Fab Bey! Got to give it to Bey! That’s all!

  8. April 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    The toons were good. Thank you.

  9. April 24, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Watching my DVR of the C-Span re-cap of the President’s speeches at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

    Last year with Luther – the Anger Translator – BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA H AH HA HA

  10. April 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Once again, I will point out that our Elders are STILL being punished for Jim Crow.


    Obama’s dance partner is persona non grata in D.C. government
    By Courtland Milloy
    April 23 at 5:10 PM

    Virginia McLaurin, who recently turned 107, was still basking in the glow of her dance with President Obama in February. A White House video of the meeting has been viewed nearly 66 million times. The attention has resulted in invitations to New York and Los Angeles for media interviews.

    To board an airplane, however, McLaurin needs to replace a long-lost government-issued photo ID.

    To get a D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles non-drivers’ photo ID, she needs a birth certificate from South Carolina, where she was born. To get the birth certificate, she needs the photo ID. A classic bureaucratic Catch-22.

    “I don’t think I’ll ever get that face card,” McLaurin told me during a recent visit to her apartment in Northwest Washington. “I was birthed by a midwife and the birthday put in a Bible somewhere. I don’t know if they even had birth certificates back then.”


    But roughly 30 states have adopted an array of restrictive voter ID laws, and elderly citizens who live in those states seemed particularly at risk of having their rights denied.

  11. April 24, 2016 at 5:02 pm

  12. 14 arapaho415
    April 24, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    ICYMI, posted this on the Week In Toon (part 1 ) this morning, but WordPress may have had a glitch between that thread and the Early Bird thread (it did for me).

    Check out the second video in the BBC article, titled “Highlights of Barack Obama’s interview with the BBC,” which includes these highlights:

    On Brexit “we like you having more influence”
    On the future of trade…
    On Syria…
    On transnationalism…
    On Michelle… (at about the 3-minute mark)

  13. 16 sjterrid
    April 24, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Great toons, LP, thanks!

  14. 17 Gazelle
    April 24, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Erykah Badu added 2 new photos.Like Page
    April 21 at 9:11pm
    That time Prince was your rhythm guitarist
    then sent you the picture.
    The time Prince was so gracious to come to your club in the hood of South Dallas and play for 4 hours into the night…
    The time you recorded “Today -the earth song”
    at Paisley Park.
    All the times y’all shot pool and argued over religion.
    The time Prince got in your Lemo to tell you that ‘World Wide Underground ‘ wasn’t finished yet and you ‘felt a way’. Lol
    The time Prince “evolved ” and wouldn’t sign yo mama’s ‘Dirty Mind’ album cover cause he said he wasn’t into that no mo and yo mama told him
    “well you shouldn’t have made it then” and you were embarrassed.
    The time Prince had a “swear jar” and you just put a 20 dollar bill in it when you walk in.
    The time Prince and Larry Grahm had you cornered in a Jehova’s Witness…well, witness session.
    The time you presented Prince with the ICON Billboard AWARD with 20 (Janell Monáe).
    The time you sang “I wanna be your lover” on the 3rd grade talent show wearing a swim top and the teachers cut you short because it was “inappropriate”.
    The moment you remember how much he means to you…
    You’ve been here all my life .
    And You will live F O R E V E R in my cells.

    Sometimes it snows in April?


  15. 18 arapaho415
    April 24, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    More on PBO in London:

    Background on the BBC interview, which I guarantee you will never read in US press.

    “He thanked every member of the broadcast team before leaving the room, and chatted with a few of us about his love of Shakespeare (his favourites are Hamlet and Lear). He then left for a meeting with Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn.”

    More from this article:

    “What no-one had expected was the force of that intervention and the bluntness of the language: “back of the queue” is not only un-American in style (as many have pointed out) but also notably stark in tone.

    The president spent the morning at a so-called town hall event involving hundreds of young people at a venue in Westminster.

    He is clearly at home with this format: he was relaxed, humorous (in a cool, self-deprecating way), informed, engaging, and happy to admit that he didn’t have answers to some of the questions.”

    April 24, 2016 at 6:16 pm


    April 24, 2016 at 6:21 pm


  18. April 24, 2016 at 7:32 pm

  19. April 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    GOP Clerk Who Wiped Thousands Off NY Voter Rolls Suspended Without Pay
    By Karoli Kuns
    4/24/16 7:00am

    It looks like some chickens are coming home to roost in the mysterious case of the purged voter registrations in New York.

    Republican clerk Diane Haslett-Rudiano has been suspended without pay “pending an internal investigation into the administration of the voter rolls in the Borough of Brooklyn,” according to Telesur TV.

    The board may fire her as soon as Tuesday, and the New York Daily News reported that colleagues said she is being “forced out.”

    “Why is it alleged that 125,000 people have been removed from the voter rolls? Why did 60,000 people receive notices to vote that didn’t have the primary date? Why were people told they were in the wrong polling place time and time again?” New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer told CBS 2. “The next president of the United States could very easily be decided tonight and yet the incompetence of the Board of Elections puts a cloud over these results.”

    The New York Attorney General said he received over 1,000 voter complaints, compared to 150 complaints in 2012. Haslett-Rudiano is thought to have skipped a step in a regular protocol of updating the voter list with deaths and changes of address.

    The error resulted in nearly 8 percent of Brooklyn’s registered voters being denied their ballot.

  20. April 24, 2016 at 7:44 pm

  21. April 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm

  22. 28 MadameSoph
    April 24, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Happy Sunday TOD! Hope you are all having a lovely day!

    Worked today and now I’m getting ready to shower and chill. Will enjoy watching the PBO BBC interview later.

    Those of you who follow Al Giordano’s Twitter may have read this already, but he made his essay about Bronx history and the recent NY Primary public. He gives subscribers to his newsletters exclusive projections before each primary. Subscribing to his newsletter ($70) is not in my budget, but I enjoy the comments and analysis he shares from his Twitter feed. The projections he gave to his subscribers before the NY Primary included an essay about the Bronx history and why Al felt Bernie would get clobbered there after holding that rally full of non-locals (Al turned out to be correct in that assumption). I just read the essay and I recommend it highly. It is a beautiful tribute to community organizing and local pride:


  23. April 24, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    LUVVIE has weighed in on Lemonade


    Beyoncé’s LEMONADE is Sweet Tea

    Awesomely Luvvie — April 24, 2016

    This is a far cry from “Crazy in Love” Bonnie and Clyde Beyoncé. Hell, it’s a ways away from the FLAWLESS Beyoncé. She had a growth spurt. You know when your kid goes to summer camp in June and when they return in August, you barely recognize them? Yes. Bey. And LEMONADE is proof of this growth.

    Beyoncé takes us through the stages of life, love, heartbreak and healing (and more) in LEMONADE.


    I also enjoy how she LEMONADE ends, with displays of love in all forms. Black love, love amongst people of different colors, queer love, straight love and HER love. She shows her mom, Tina Knowles Lawson and her husband Richard Lawson. She shows home footage of her, Jay-Z and Blue, looking as cute as they can. We see video of her and him getting their IV tattoo on their ring fingers. Because things that fall apart can still come together again. At the end of all of this, she is still Beyoncé Knowles Carter, so “Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks.”

    LEMONADE is Beyoncé’s tea and it’s the perfect type of sour that ends sweet. Redemption came and it’s made me appreciate her so much more.


    P.P.P.P.S. White journalists or writers who are about to whine about LEMONADE, please stop right there. Put the pens down because NO ONE CURR

  24. April 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm


  25. April 24, 2016 at 8:05 pm

  26. 35 GGail
    April 24, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    This link provided me a lot of information on Prince’s family.
    Prince’s parents, John L. Nelson and Mattie Shaw, were musicians in their own right. Prince was named after his dad, John L. Nelson, who was known as Prince Rogers in his jazz career. He co-wrote a number of songs with Prince. John died in 2001 at the age of 85. According to Peter Gillis, who wrote an ebook about Prince and his family, there was a 16-year age difference between Mattie and John. You can see a photo of John here.
    Prince’s mom, Mattie Della Shaw, was also a jazz musician. She and John had two children together: Prince Rogers Nelson and Tyka Evene Nelson. John also had four other children with Vivian Nelson. You an see a photo of her with Prince and Tyka from Tumblr here. John and Mattie divorced when Prince was only 10. Mattie passed away in 2002. According to Harvard.edu, Prince felt like his mom abandoned him for her second husband and he rarely spoke about her. He did, however, say that she was responsible for his “wild side.” (Getty)

  27. 36 Nena20409
    April 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Just a drop in. Hello TOD.
    I am still sad. I have been since Thursday.
    I just saw this. Knowing TOD, it has been posted here already.

    See You all Monday.

    • 37 forus50
      April 24, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Such a tough week up in Minnesota. I too am sad; it’s a physical sadness that only compares to how I felt when Harmon Killebrew passed away. Up until today I couldn’t even bear to hear the music; it was just too much. I guess it hits hardest when those you love at a young age are taken from us. I spent most every Friday and Saturday night in that same club in the late 70s when it was Uncle Sam’s. I left in 1979 right before Prince started playing at it and it later was named First Avenue.Unlike so many who leave their home state for New York or California for fame and fortune, Prince was proud to be from the state and was an unorthodox, beautiful, brilliant ambassador for the state.

    • 38 forus50
      April 24, 2016 at 8:56 pm

  28. April 24, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    It is time…

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  29. 41 GGail
    April 24, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Such a beautiful story
    AT age 70, I did not imagine that I would fall in love again and remarry. But the past 20 years have made my life a story of two great loves.

  30. 42 forus50
    April 24, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Have a good night everyone.

  31. April 24, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Chris Stapleton Nothing Compares 2U live at Berkeley April 24, 2016

  32. 45 a4alice
    April 24, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Hi TOD Hope all are well. Pretty sad here in Minnesota. Can. Not. Believe. It. Thanks Nerdy for the great coverage on Prince.

  33. 46 Obama Grandmama
    April 25, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I am watching my tape of SNL with the Prince tribute. Watching the drunken extrovert party with Prince playing right now.

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