published Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The Nutcracker

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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EaTn said...

It's about time Boehner charged out of the corner that the minority right-wing nuts kept pushing him into. How these nuts managed to coerce the entire Party has amazed me.

December 17, 2013 at 5:25 a.m.
SeaSmokie59er said...

Boehner and Pres. Hillary are going to put this country on the right track

December 17, 2013 at 6:36 a.m.
fairmon said...

Poor people listen to the promises and elect the same people but get nothing except more poverty and more people joining them in poverty.

December 17, 2013 at 7:27 a.m.
Hunter_Bluff said...

If he's the House Majority LEADER then he is supposed to lead. If he can't or won't lead due to fear, he should man up and step down. And if he won't step down he should be canned. You think the Koch Brothers would tolerate failure from one of their employees?

December 17, 2013 at 7:39 a.m.
fairmon said...

Isn't The Nut Cracker a ballet with dancing and singing in what is to most people an unintelligible dialect? With that analogy Boehner is joined by many as members of The Nut Crackers troupe otherwise known as congress.

December 17, 2013 at 7:39 a.m.
jackson1961 said...

Poor John Boehner, leaker of the house. The only reason John Boehner is attempting to divide conservatives, is so he can push through amnesty for illegal aliens - he must get at least "some" conservatives on his side to push that through. White liberals (i.e. Like Clay Bonnett's masters and Chattanooga's mayor) believe their biggest barrier to progress is other whites, especially religious white rednecks. How wrong they are, and, it is becoming more apparent every day. As the United States becomes more of a brown and hence Third World country, it is becoming more and more apparent that the brown masses are in truth the biggest opponents of scientific understanding. Not that Clay has any surmountable bit of scientific understanding, because he's just a liberal talking points cartoonist who knows little about critical thinking and essentially nothing about truth, but his maters do at least sincerely believe they do...however misguided they are.

December 17, 2013 at 7:45 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Oh, how jackson1961 yearns for the "Good Ole Days". Whites only water fountains, schools, blacks riding in the back of the bus, etc. I bet Governor Wallace is a personal hero of yours.

December 17, 2013 at 7:54 a.m.
joepulitzer said...

"minority right-wing nuts"


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December 17, 2013 at 8:19 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Hunter_Bluff says "You think the Koch Brothers would tolerate failure from one of their employees?" Nice, Bluff. Did you learn that line from George Soros?

December 17, 2013 at 8:39 a.m.
Maximus said...

Where is Newt Gingrich when we need him? Congress has done about the best they can in blocking some of Barry The Welfare Pimps socialist agenda and I commend our fine Republican delegation from TN but Boehner needs to go. We need a true conservative from a RED state to be the Speaker Of The House. Boehner is a go along to get along neocon from blue union state Ohio. Ohio helped elect Barry The Welfare Elf twice! Boehner is more of a cream puff than nut cracker and we need a more assertive leader to make sure Barry remains an impotent lame duck.

December 17, 2013 at 8:45 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

R's should retire Boehner with a gold watch, a lifetime pass to the tanning salon, and a case of Marlboro Reds.

December 17, 2013 at 8:50 a.m.
jesse said...

I don't know about crakin nuts BUT i bet you could uncork a jug of whisky w/somthin like that!!

December 17, 2013 at 8:54 a.m.
tifosi said...

Good for Boehner. Further evidence that the Teabaggers have lost their flavor. The GOP will suffer in the coming elections, but time will bring them back to the real GOP agenda that represents Americans.

December 17, 2013 at 8:55 a.m.
jesse said...

G.O.P. needs to find a Robt.Taft type run and give themselves a chance to win!

December 17, 2013 at 9:02 a.m.
Maximus said...

Moderates get eaten alive by the Dems. Not the way to go. Remember TEA stands for.....Taxed Enough Already....who among us, except for retards like Tifosi, Gaus, and Limric do no feel that we are taxed enough already especially when they use the tax revenue to create a health plan and website that is too expensive for the deadbeats that need it and too screwed up to access. Oi!

December 17, 2013 at 9:52 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Maximus, look no further then when the local TEA party immersed itself into a moral debate over the city ordinance. There was no mention of an increase in city taxes, yet the Tea party took to the streets. The Tea Party is just the GOP in a different outfit, but now the internal bickering is hurting the GOP's viability in elections.

December 17, 2013 at 10 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

gassy: Tea Party on one side roughly the equivalent of the far left on the other. Get off your high horse. You leftist mopes never tire of trying to take the moral high-ground. Tiresome.

December 17, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

What high horse? Does it make you feel superior to be condescending to everyone that doesn't fall in step with your line of thinking? I think it just makes you come across as an a-hole. And was calling me a "leftist mope" supposed to incite anger or sadness on my part?

December 17, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.
caddy said...

There is no "saltiness" to hardly any politician left in our nation on either side :

Q. By whom where you begotten?

A. By the Sovereign State.

Q. Why were you begotten?

A. That I might know, love, and serve the Sovereign State always.

Q. What is the Sovereign State ?

A. The Sovereign State is humanity in composite and perfect being.

Q. Why is the Sovereign State supreme?

A. The State is supreme because it is my Creator and Conserver in which I am and move and have my being and without which I am nothing.

Q. What is the individual?

A. The individual is only a part of the whole, and made for the whole, and Finds his complete and perfect expression in the Sovereign State.

December 17, 2013 at 10:58 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

you're getting nastier by the day, gassy. I'll stick to what I said. BTW, I'm all for listening to any line of thinking..being a moderate and all. Are you? I call you a mope and you call me an A-hole. Nice equivalency.

December 17, 2013 at 10:58 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

I listen to anyone's thinking, but I am quick to point out flaws in logic. And I think the jury is still out on you being a moderate.

December 17, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

It's all relative, gassy. Compared to the lefties on this site, I'm very moderate.

December 17, 2013 at 1:19 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Gassy. Serious question. What is the practical application of the Gaussian integer?

December 17, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Now you like you Boehner because he gives you what you want. The Democrat Party and the GOP are both part of the status quo. They have no interest in reforming anything, telling the truth, or shrinking the size of the Government. Zero interest. It's all theater, it's just a soap opera driven by the liberal media and the establishment GOP/Democrat Party.

Those that want change and accountability, will always be looked as nuts, whether it's a Republican like Cruz, or a Democrat like Kucinich.

The tea party is not a political party, it's body of thought. It's about respecting the Constitution and respecting the rights of citizens. Washington D.C. is about wealth and taking as much as they can from citizens. It's about controlling as much of our lives as possible. Obama is a dictator, and that's why you lefties like him.

December 17, 2013 at 1:45 p.m.

You lefty Democrat hacks blast rinos, and then when they give you what you want, like they always eventually do, you then give them credit. Stupid circus. Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas are swimming in wealth. Everywhere else/"fly over" country is in deep trouble. We have a jackass in the White House who is openly abusing the office, and openly lying, and yet he skates. Tea Party people don't tolerate lying from either party, and view both parties for what they are, which is a fraud. Both parties work together to maintain power.

December 17, 2013 at 2:12 p.m.
carlB said...

"HELL YES, he is a bully to Boot.

December 17, 2013 at 2:17 p.m.
Maximus said...

You cannot be a social liberal and a fiscal conservative. That is the problem right now with the Republican party. It is very similar to a Catholic voting for Obama due to his social justice welfare agenda while the Welfare Pimp is chopping up the unborn via abortion at a rate of well over 1,000,0000 a year. A moderate is like a Luke warm preacher, if you listen to them, make a reservation in hell cause that is where you are going.

For my vote, I like Gov. Mike Huckabee. Nice, thoughtful man, good communications skills, a Christian, and a conservative. We will see what happens but I feel good about the mid terms.

December 17, 2013 at 2:31 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

The practical application? They're used extensively in number theory and which ties into other areas of math as well as cryptography.

December 17, 2013 at 6:32 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Gassy, thanks so much.

December 17, 2013 at 6:38 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Maximus, I guess you have to drink turpentine and handle snakes to impress your god.

December 17, 2013 at 7:01 p.m.
tifosi said...

If we go back to the Teabagger's way, we go back to paralysis in Washington D.C. Yeah, that would be the ticket... more of a do-nothing, no-compromise and un-productive America. How can we ever vote for this nightmare brought into our lives by these extremists? Just like the Taliban, if we don't give in to their way, they will make us all pay dearly. Democracy is not part of their agenda. Destruction is.

December 17, 2013 at 8:27 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

In a long line of stupid posts, Tiffy, that may have been the stupidest.

December 17, 2013 at 8:32 p.m.
tifosi said...

Like you matter... a liar.

December 17, 2013 at 8:40 p.m.
facyspacy said...

"Obama has 3 of the biggest lies of 2013" -Washington Post We know who the liars are.... Tiffany

December 18, 2013 at 6:26 a.m.
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