published Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Unplanned Parenthood

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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SavartiTN said...

Oh, yeah, better watch who you "get in bed" with all righty!

April 9, 2011 at 12:28 a.m.
Tmbrwlfofga said...

Oh my Clay! I can hear it. You said the "P P word". Now we will get lectures about Eugenics and how Libs are baby killers. Of course, I get the joke. Folks, the Republican party had a one-night stand with a train wreck that is the Tea Party. Out of that, they now have a baby, meaning that because the Tea Party got in bed with the Republican Party last election cycle, now they got to help raise the baby. Baby Daddy....I like that. Of course Clay, the usual nut cases will turn this into a BS debate about abortion. Good way to start the weekend off!

April 9, 2011 at 12:58 a.m.
canarysong said...

LMAO!! I love it!

Clay, you had better duck; there will be lots of monkey poo thrown your way for this one!

April 9, 2011 at 1:02 a.m.
GreenKepi said...

Dang…Bennett…you are consumed and eaten up with narcissism concerning the Tea Party! Please don’t you ever draw anything to lay the blame where it rightfully belongs, just keep targeting the tea-party.

We aren't going away, we won't be intimidated or demagogued, and we are motivated by one more thing that escapes your pen – we actually believe that we have the right to live without government intrusion, we believe that we are all created equal, and we believe government exist to serve us, not for us to serve it. So…keep up the good work…you inspire many informed people!

April 9, 2011 at 1:19 a.m.
bret said...

GK, you are free to live without government intrusion .... in Haiti or maybe on Gilligan's Island. But in this country if you want to live free and enjoy the benefits of being an American, you have to live under our laws and pay taxes.

April 9, 2011 at 1:29 a.m.
woody said...

This is exactly what happens when "kissing cousins" don't stop at kissing.

When will they learn..Woody

April 9, 2011 at 5:42 a.m.
vibinc said...

GK, I hear Somalia is completely Government free. No chance for intrusion. Give it a whirl and tell me what you think.

April 9, 2011 at 5:53 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

"Big Brother" Bennett gives us yet another "two-minute hate" against the Tea Party. (Quotes from George Orwell's novel "1984." Don't read it, but do read his "Animal Farm," much shorter and better.)

The Tea Party didn't create this mess because there was no Tea Party until a couple years ago. The Tea Party did not cause the mess (the big-government establishment did). Therefore the Tea Party and those who go along with it might be the solution.

Sure, Bret, we live here, and we want to improve our home.

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, was a racist adulteress, according to George Grant's biography of her, "Killer Angel." US abortions kill blacks at a higher rate than whites; Jesse Jackson used to call this "genocide." Chinese abortions kill more girls than boys; sexism, anyone?

Form 1040 asks us if we want to pay for welfare for Presidential candidates: Yes or no? We could apply that approach to Planned Parenthood and a lot of government programs.

Jesus is libertarian; our government is far bigger than the Bible (or common sense and workability, or the Constitution) calls for. Shrink it. George Washington's cabinet had about four departments.

April 9, 2011 at 6:27 a.m.

Umm, you might want to look up the word narcissism.

So then, GK, I suppose you are OK with homosexual marriage and legalizing schedule 1 drugs? After all, the government regulations regarding what I do in my bedroom and what I put into my body are pretty intrusive.

April 9, 2011 at 7:24 a.m.
hambone said...

What would be the cost to taxpayers for medical treatment if the preventive medicine of Planed Parenthood is taken away ?

April 9, 2011 at 8:11 a.m.
limric said...

HEY. Whadda ya doin wit my ex? She was preddy hot when I had her. But it was dark.....and I was drunk.

Nice one Clay.

April 9, 2011 at 8:23 a.m.
SeaMonkey said...

so tea party people are ugly, inbred, toothless, and stupid.....

i guess steroptypes are in, huh?.......which is no surprise since the democrat party is the party of the hyphenated american. behind closed doors, i wonder what else they snicker about and doodle on their legal pads when they meet?

let's me guess......blacks are lazy, hispanics are dishonest, jews are greedy, southerners are inbred and ignorant, and housewives/stay at home mothers are slaves.

and by the way, many great people were born into circumstances that were far from abraham lincoln......and jesus......just a couple.

you libs have no credibility...and much less character.

this cartoon is a monument to irrellevance and ignorance.

April 9, 2011 at 8:28 a.m.
moon4kat said...

Right-wing Republicans insist that no federal funds can go to Planned Parenthood to support women's health initiatives because the money might seep into supporting a woman's right to an abortion when needed. Applying the same logic, no federal money can be spent on "faith-based initiatives," because that would be funding religions that many Americans don't support.

April 9, 2011 at 8:40 a.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Another demonstration that clay just does not get it. It should be obama, pelosi & reid pushing the carriage with the debt abomination spilling out of the front. The parents should have their chests jutted forward and their heads held high with proud toothy smiles, as they have no idea how hideous their creation is.

Oh, no, clay cannot go there. He thinks it is time to grind out yet another attack on the Tea Party. The Tea Party is an embodiment of what this country is all about. clay continuously attacks them because he is a devoted progressive and he is mortified of what the Tea Party represents. He probably wets himself whenever a Tea Party member gets within earshot. Every time he wets himself he runs to his drawing board and does another Tea Party cartoon. The odor rising from his drawing chair is tremendous, but he refuses to clean it as a reminder of the importance of his mission. Soon thebama will be able to save bennett from wetting himself, just one more Tea Party cartoon…

April 9, 2011 at 8:57 a.m.
dude_abides said...

Little Jesse Mathews' new penis.

April 9, 2011 at 9:05 a.m.
delmar said...

For some, again, the simple symbolism of the cartoon is lost. Very funny and succinct cartoon.

Nailed it Tmbrwlfofga.

April 9, 2011 at 9:13 a.m.
sd said...

So we've got a budget now and Congress is patting itself on the back. "Hey, look what we did!" Apparently doing your job badly is better than not doing it at all.

We should be reducing/eliminating subsidies and increasing taxes. That will never happen. The Christian Science Monitor has a great article on why Washington won't raise taxes.

Historically, I've always tried to vote for the best candidate for governance. Maybe 60% of the time that has been a Republican and 40% it has been a Democrat, or something like that.

I'm starting to rethink my strategy. If the Republican party, as a whole, is guaranteed to cater to the more extreme segments of its base then even a moderate Republican is not a reasonable candidate. I didn't vote Republican this cycle, as it turns out--I voted for the Tea Party. I didn't want to vote for the Tea Party, and the person I voted for didn't have a Tea Party platform, but I ended up with the Tea Party anyway.

And I'm not even getting the parts I like. I want tax code reform, waste audits, and term limits. What do I get? A bunch of idiots fighting over Planned Parenthood like it's some kind of abortion golden goose simply because women's health is a convenient political tiddlywink.

This stopped being about the budget as soon as it began. It's just about tic marks on an ideological score card, as usual. Ugh.

April 9, 2011 at 9:58 a.m.
tderng said...

I thought Clay Bennett is supposed to be an editorial cartoonist. Seems to me that he is merely a liberal propaganda cartoonist. Though I come here every day and check this forum for the laughs it is always the same thing. He reiterates the talking points of the far left. The cartoons are rarely very thought provoking,but the lockstepping liberals are smooching his a$$,and the conservatives fall into their trap,you can't reason with someone who won't listen.There are a few on this forum who try to have a reasonable discussion,the rest seem merely to want to resort to name calling because the other party has their own opinion.If Planned Parenthood wants to offer abortions they should do so under a completely different organization. This way they can prove where the money to fund these abortion is really coming from and the anti-abortion zealots can rest assured that their tax dollars aren't being used for something that the government has no use being involved in.I personally do not agree with abortion just because someone can't their legs together but I also believe that it isn't my right to force that belief on someone else.They are the ones who will have to live with the choice for the rest of their lives.

April 9, 2011 at 11:04 a.m.
SavartiTN said...

sd, nowadays it pays to do your job badly. Just look at those Transocean CEOs who just got $900,000 bonuses for "safety" for last year...even after their rig had the oil spill that ruined the gulf.

April 9, 2011 at 11:47 a.m.
OllieH said...

SeaMonkey writes, "so tea party people are ugly, inbred, toothless, and stupid....."

There's nothing in this cartoon that implies that the tea party character is either stupid or inbred, so that inference was all yours, SeaMonkey (do you know something that the rest of us don't?).

Just to set the record straight- the image above is a METAPHOR. That means that the cartoon is a visual representation of entirely different characters and events. Clay was no more saying that all tea party members are toothless and ugly, than he was saying that they are all women or wear socks with sandals. Oh, by the way, the 'agenda' that has been 'produced' by the joining of the tea party and the Republicans is not actually a demonic baby, either (although representing it as one is completely accurate).

This is a FANTASTIC cartoon. And although I think that about most of Clay's cartoons, this one has got to go into the Bennett hall of fame.

April 9, 2011 at 12:37 p.m.
canarysong said...


In keeping with the far right's propensity for playing fast and loose with the truth, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) said on the Senate floor that more than 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does is provide abortions. This is simply a 'pants on fire' lie. The truth is that more than 90 percent of Planned Parenthoods services go to prevention.

Here is how the numbers actually break down:

"...abortion services account for about 3 percent of Planned Parenthood’s activities. That’s less than cancer screening and prevention (16 percent), STD testing for both men and women (35 percent), and contraception (also 35 percent). About 80 percent of Planned Parenthood’s users are over age 20, and 75 percent have incomes below 150 percent of the poverty line. Planned Parenthood itself estimates it prevents more than 620,000 unintended pregnancies each year, and 220,000 abortions. It’s also worth noting that federal law already forbids Planned Parenthood from using the funds it receives from the government for abortions."

"And if Planned Parenthood loses funding, what will mainly happen is that cancer screenings and contraception and STD testing will become less available to poorer people."

"The fight isn’t about cutting spending. The services Planned Parenthood provides save the federal government a lot of money. It’s somewhat cold to put it in these terms, but taxpayers end up bearing a lot of the expense for unintended pregnancies among people without the means to care for their children. The same goes for preventable cancers and sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS."

There is NO federal funding of abortions to cut. Federal law (Hyde Amendment,1976) already prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion services. Abortion services are NOT covered by any federal program, including Medicaid.

It seems to me that Republican legislators are all too eager to 'throw women under the bus' in an effort to woo their tea-bagger paramour.

April 9, 2011 at 1:20 p.m.
yaffay said...

This one is pure genius, Clay. The mainstream Republicans have discovered that that by embracing the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" philosophy, they have inherited some unforeseen consequences.

April 9, 2011 at 2:04 p.m.
hambone said...

When it was proposed in the house to cut taxpayer funded subsidies to BIG OIL, the GOP voted it down 100% Tea Baggers and all.

When it came to farm subsidies to millionaire farmers, same thing. M. Bachmann and freshman congresswoman C. Moem are the biggest receivers of farm subsidies in their respective states. To the tune of Millions.

April 9, 2011 at 2:29 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Canarysong said: “Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) said on the Senate floor that more than 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does is provide abortions. This is simply a “pants on fire” lie. The truth is that more than 90 percent of Planned Parenthoods services go to prevention.”

I’d say it’s much worse than a “pants on fire” lie, Canarysong. Did you catch Senator John Kyl’s response when he was challenged on the lie?

Kyl’s response was that his claim “was not intended to be a factual statement.”

Can you believe this? What does this tells us when a U.S. Senator stands on the floor of the Senate and says his statements are not intended to be factual.

April 9, 2011 at 2:43 p.m.
canarysong said...

Mountainlaurel, I'm sooo happy that you're back! You have been missed!

No, I didn't catch that. Well, at least that part was honest.... I think it says that the far right will do anything... ANYTHING to get their way... truth, justice, international goodwill, the good of the country, etc. ... be damned. And they made their number one goal clear from the start; make Obama look as bad as possible and make sure that he is a one term president. Although Obama sometimes seems to be unwittingly helping them in this effort, I don't think that it will succeed. The public is tiring of the game and they want to see congress actually get things done.

April 9, 2011 at 3:02 p.m.
hambone said...

L4F, Pot calling the kettle WHAT?

April 9, 2011 at 4:29 p.m.
ITguy said...

I certainly understand the appeal of the Tea Party. I am sure that they all went to Washington with good and honest intentions. The problem with the Tea Party is that they seem to think that the answer is to just cut spending. Folks, it is not that simple. And anyone who says that it is that simple is either lying or lacks the intellectual capacity to perform the duties of a Congressional Representative. I will not vote for them.

TEA party is supposed to mean Taxed Enough Already. Well, we are not. If we were taxed enough then we would not have massive debt and continuing deficits. We are not taxed enough to pay for what we spend.

The problem with just cutting spending is that it would have a terrible effect on the economy. All of that deficit spending fuels our economy and keeps a lot of people working. Just think about it. If we reduce the Military and bring home the troops, where will those people find jobs? Vets as a group already have a higher unemployment rate than many other demographic groups.

No, the Republicans want to balance the budget by cutting all aid to the poor. One of their guiding myths is that all poor people are lazy and would not be poor if they just worked hard. That is simply not true. There are a lot of hard working people who have been put out of work because their factory jobs moved to China or Mexico. They are not lazy.

This cartoon is spot on. The Republican party 'got in bed' with the Tea Party because they thought that they would bring energy and support to conservative candidates. They failed to realize that these people are not going to be lead by the Republican big wigs. The Tea Party candidates do seem to have integrity. I respect that, now if they were just a little smarter...

April 9, 2011 at 5 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Canarysong said: “I think it says that the far right will do anything... ANYTHING to get their way... truth, justice, international goodwill, the good of the country, etc. ... be damned. And they made their number one goal clear from the start;

Thanks, Canarysong. As for some of these blantantly unethical right wing types like Senator Kyl, if they don’t intend to make factual statements on the Senate floor, where do they intend to make factual statements? I beginning to believe we need to establish some kind of professional ethics rule that requires a U.S. Senator to advise the public of their intentions BEFORE they are even allowed to speak on the Senate Floor. How else is the public to know when a U.S. Senator intends or does not intend to make a factual statement on the Senate floor?

April 9, 2011 at 5:03 p.m.
Humphrey said...

The "country club" republicans used to take the "walmart republicans" for granted. Mention abortion, scare them about gays, gin up a war and they all came voting. There was a "tea party" long before two years ago. Anti-tax libertarians. They were sort of cute. Every April 15 they'd show up and talk about Ayn Rand. Then, a couple of years ago, the big money got behind them as a "grass root organization" and they stopped being anti-tax libertarians, and started becoming the most extreme right wing of the republican party. They keep denying that, but it is true - look at what they do, not what they say. They tried to push the republicans farther to the right. They "primaried" republicans they thought were too moderate, that weren't conservative enough, that were "republicans in name only" - meaning that they didn't 100% support the social issues of the extreme right. The irony here is that the views of the extreme right are NOT the views of libertarianism, as much as they want to make believe they are. Libertarians are for personal freedom and liberty - meaning they are socially liberal. The far right is for "personal freedom and liberty" as long as you are doing what they agree with. For them, everyone should be free to do exactly what the right wing wants them to. Should women have freedom over their own bodies? Not so much. Free to smoke pot? Nope. Gay folks free to get married? Of course not. Those aren't libertarian views, they are social conservative views. The "tea party" today is the same group of people as the "moral majority" of a few years back. They didn't suddenly become libertarian, they are still social conservatives. The republican party has long had a struggle between the fiscal conservatives and the social conservatives - again, the fiscal conservatives have usually been able to count on the single issue voting trends of the social conservatives and use that to garner their votes. But the "tea party" emboldened them, and now the main stream republicans are afraid of being primaried from the right. So politics and bed fellows. This cartoon portrays the country club set trying to appease the nascar set, and the unlikely baby coming out of that marriage is an agenda of socially conservative issues that are not libertarian nor moderate or main stream. The main stream republicans have to defer to their crazier cousins out of fear of being branded "not conservative enough."

April 9, 2011 at 5:14 p.m.
Sailorman said...

It's nice to see some consistency in this ever changing world. The local lib love fest rages on.

April 9, 2011 at 5:19 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

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April 9, 2011 at 6:04 p.m.
adolphochs said...

Bennett is just so predictable.

April 9, 2011 at 6:20 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

mountainlaurel and canarysong,

How do you measure the value of the life of a fetus? Is a fetus worth 100 condoms and a year worth of birth control pills? Are a million condoms and 3 diaphragms equivalent to one dead baby? If a counselor spends two weeks recommending safe sex and then spends an hour promoting an abortion what will they be remembered for at the end of 2 weeks and an hour?

It is not hard to imagine how someone could come to see the activities of Planned Parenthood as 90% abortion. If you are against abortion it should not matter if a particular institution executes an abortion a year or 100 a day. Your attack on Kyl makes you look like a couple of oil change technicians trying to design a car.

April 9, 2011 at 6:28 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

mountainlaurel and canarysong,

Since 99+ percent of guns do not result in the death of a child can I presume you are 2nd Ammendment supporters?

April 9, 2011 at 7:04 p.m.
Tmbrwlfofga said...

Humphrey said it all today. Great job Clay. The idiots and hypocrites keep on clicking away ensuring Clay is here to stay!

April 9, 2011 at 8:03 p.m.
canarysong said...


It often seems that the concern that 'patriots' like you have for "fetuses" evaporates once they are born. The tax cuts proposed by the right disproportionately affect the weakest among us, including young children in low income families. One proposed cut would take away funding to provide nutritional support to low birth weight and premature infants. Other programs that have been very successful in giving underprivileged children a leg up, like Head Start, are also facing the axe. These programs help children maximize their potential and avoid later ending up disabled, on welfare, or in prison. Where is your 'concern' and 'compassion' here? These programs not only help needy children, but they end up saving tax payer money in the long term. Ever heard the old saying 'penny wise and dollar foolish'?

Likewise where is your 'concern' for my children's former classmates who are now dying in Iraq? I haven't heard very much outrage from the right about these fully-formed lives being thrown away to provide cheap gas (oh, that's right, they DO want to keep driving their SUVs and pick-ups!). I won't even mention Iraqi and Afghan children dying, they're just Muslims (!), the right doesn't seem to care about them at all.

Regardless of how you, I, or anyone else feels about it, abortion is legal in this country. Treating medical professionals that provide the service and the women who make the difficult decision to get it like monsters is inappropriate. If you want the law changed, there are direct and honest procedures to follow. But good luck to you, the most recent Pew poll showed that 54 percent of the US public favors keeping abortion legal.

BTW, my tax money goes to support a number of things that I, personally, find distasteful or outright immoral. That is just part of this thing we call democracy. Why should you be exempt? Put on your 'big boy pants' and deal with it.

April 9, 2011 at 9:06 p.m.
SeaMonkey said...

no, morons...the point of the tea party is to make government accountable...get rid of waste....of course government has to spend....but it doesn't have to defend the democrats at this point, as we drown in debt they're mostly responsible for speaks to you libs' lack of logic, common sense and grip on reality.....

to defend republicans for their spinelessness and hypocracy at this point is also madness...they had their chances......

accountability..that's what it's about.

you libs..please..enough with your saintly portrayal of planned parenthood...and the whole abortion money making's mass murder of the's the disregard for the's geno- cide....what is it, $50 million abortions since 1973?

what horror.........

you liberal hypocrites squeal like pigs over the oil industry..and about how immoral they are...not too mention other industries.....but abortion is a money maker......

you libs want to're authoritarians.. like the chinese....they decide who comes into the world....just like you..

April 9, 2011 at 9:15 p.m.
BobMKE said...

Clay, and the rest of you Libs, here is a real stereotype. Take a look at Clay's picture above. Now isn't that the way a good majority of male liberals look like? I'm a betting man and here is a bet that I could win. I would like to go into all of the liberal colleges with a liberal and look at the male liberals professors Etc. and when one looks like Clay I get a dollar from the Lib. If they don't, I give the Lib a dollar. The male libs will most likely will be dressed in their tweed sport coats with the patch on the sleeve, and wearing Docker slacks, a stupid shirt and tie that don't match. You know what I mean. I think I'll make a lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

April 9, 2011 at 9:16 p.m.
rolando said...

You have really done it with your 6:04PM post, BigRidge.

Did you have to give Clay three more weeks of TEA Party material??


Good one, by the way. And to the point, to say nothing of being accurate.

April 9, 2011 at 9:33 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

So, Monkey, the Tea Party is all about stopping government wasteful spending? Think you could talk Tea Party member Stephen Fincher into giving back any of his $3 million farm subsidies?

The Tea Party is the largest bunch of hypocrites in Washington.

April 9, 2011 at 9:52 p.m.
SeaMonkey said...

if a pregnant woman is shot and murdered..and the unborn baby is killed as well.....the murderer will be charged with two murders... the woman..and the unborn baby.......yet, a pregnant woman can "get rid" of her unborn baby and not be charged with do you libs explain that?

you're cold statists...and your crusades almost always go against logic and common sense... and morality...

you will fight tooth and nail to make sure a man is able to have anal sex with another man..and get all huffy when anyone finds it repulsive and dares to just call it abnormal......which it most certainly is.........but you have no respect for the unborn..and will fight to make sure a woman can have all the abortions she wants.....

you don't deserve any don't deserve anymore respect than you display the unborn...

which is zero..

as long as you believe you have the right to decide who is born and who will not be born....then you don't have my respect....genocide happens all over the world....but somehow abortion is fine.

you bitchy libs continue to say amercica has never been or has lost it's exceptionalism.....and you blame bush? pin heads...espeically you bitchy, control freak feminist libs.......america lost it's moral authority and exceptionalism when a liberal supreme court ruled it's perfectly fine to murder the's been downhill fast ever is hypocritical to invade iraq and free their people from a dictator, but condone the killing of the unborn in this country...

and it is killing..........killing because of being evil can you get......

and women who support the murder of the unborn are a uniquely heartlless bunch.

April 9, 2011 at 9:56 p.m.
SeaMonkey said...

according to many of you libs...we can be told what doctors to go to, what to eat, what not to eat, and that we have to buy something.....but we have an inalienable right to abort our babies because of in- conveince???......astoundingly cold...

no, one is going to believe the tea party is the largest bunch of hyocrites in washington..nobody........nobody with any sense of history or common lib dems, and the numbers prove it...have that crown..

April 9, 2011 at 10:05 p.m.
SeaMonkey said...

"we are not taxed enough"? much is enough, moron? how about the government keeps 90% of what we make, and we keep 10%? is that enough.

you've lost the battle, you libs...most americans believe the government spends too much and wastes too's fact....

it's the other way around, they need to spend less and make do with what we can afford to give them.

we do not...we do not exist to support a wasteful and bloated government. we need to pay for the things that are necessary.....that's all...

obama is by far, by far THE most irresponsible president we've ever had....he's either dumber than a jackass, or, doesn't give a crap what the future holds for this country just as long as he gets his and his party is in control....either way, he's the worst president we've ever had...

April 9, 2011 at 10:21 p.m.
joepulitzer said...

Folks, it won't be long until the Chattanooga Times Free Press becomes The Chattanooga Times. Bennett is the staff cartoonist for the Times side of the editorial page; the Free Press side has no staff cartoonist. It's an ill wind that blows from Little Rock. The Chattanooga Times is like the Phoenix? No, it's more like Freddy Krueger.

April 9, 2011 at 10:34 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

First of all, SemenKey, I would gladly defend your right to have anal sex with another man if you wanted BUT it is none of my business if you do. I am not going to lambast you over it.

Likewise, it is none of my business if your wife or daughter decided to have an abortion but I would defend their right to do so IF they thought it was the only choice. I am sure that any woman who makes that choice does not make it lightly. It is usually blowhard, white men who make the profound argument that IT IS WRONG...PERIOD.

As for the legal "murder" of a fetus, here is a link to the laws in each state regarding the murder of a fetus. This may shake you up a bit, but it is not considered murder in all states.

If you want to expound, however, that murder is exceptions, what will we do with those members of the military that have had to kill in their defense? Sure, that is not the same as having an abortion but it is murder if you want to maintain your narrow definition.

My "sense of history" tells me that time will prove my statement that the Tea Party is the largest bunch of hypocrites in Washington.

BTW, I'm not fighting tooth and nail over anything that you have mentioned here. You, on the other hand, seem to exhibit the general Tea Party knee jerk reaction to everything.

April 9, 2011 at 10:39 p.m.
hambone said...

My God ! FrancisTrollMonkey just used capitals !!!!

April 9, 2011 at 10:40 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

I'm all for raising the income tax...especially on corporations like General Electric. No, we really aren't taxed enough.

April 9, 2011 at 10:43 p.m.
dude_abides said...

BobMKE, What would the male conservative professors be wearing?

April 9, 2011 at 10:52 p.m.
canarysong said...


You said "...women who support the murder of the unborn are a uniquely heartlless bunch."

--- Calm down, wipe off your spittle, pour yourself a drink, have a seat, and I will tell you a story (a true one).

Just a few days after I learned that I was pregnant with one of my children, I found out that I had a life-threatening condition that required prompt treatment. The treatment would have threatened the life of my baby; waiting until after the birth would put my own life at risk. Both my doctor and my husband (even though he very much wanted the baby) urged me to go ahead with immediate treatment. I refused. I would not put my child (even at that early stage) at risk.

Our child was born safely, my medical condition inexplicably resolved itself, and all was well. Today I simply can't imagine a world without this wonderful human being who is my son.

But here's the thing... That was MY decision to make. Neither I, nor anyone else, has the right to make such a decision for another person. I would never pass judgement on anyone for deciding differently. I don't believe that there are many women who take the decision to have an abortion lightly. I know that you would like to imagine these women as evil; it would fit more neatly into your simplistically moralistic world view. But perhaps you should redirect your rage to the places where true evil lies.

April 9, 2011 at 11:30 p.m.
delmar said...

Beautifully put, canarysong. I admire your courage and your convictions. Men will never know the courage it must take to make either decision, some may act or say they do but seriously, how could any man say they know. You are truly an admirable soul.

April 10, 2011 at 8:12 a.m.
mountainlaurel said...

BigRidgePatriot said: "Your attack on Kyl makes you look like a couple of oil change technicians trying to design a car."

Your statement here is rather mindless, BigRidgePatriot. Canarysong and I were talking about the fact that a U.S. Senator believes it’s perfectly OK to lie to the public. If Senator Kyl doesn’t want to provide financial support to Planned Parenthood so be it. Why lie to the public about the actual facts involving Planned Parenthood?

April 10, 2011 at 12:50 p.m.
JohnnyRingo said...

Good one Clay. This one really gave me a chuckle. So much content in a single panel it's amazing.

April 11, 2011 at 2:38 a.m.
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