published Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Mother's Work

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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They must be liberals.

May 11, 2014 at 1:49 a.m.
prairie_dog said...

If she's feeding him Captain Crunch and whole milk, she's abusing him and does not deserve to be recognized as a mother.

May 11, 2014 at 2:15 a.m.
fairmon said...

The kid is a progressive liberal. His other question was did our government check come? Why do the neighbors have a nice swing set and we don't, shouldn't they help pay for us one also, they have a little more income than we do?

May 11, 2014 at 4:42 a.m.
limric said...

Pretty cute Clay. I'll bet every little kid has asked that question once in their lives.

I know you conservative types couldn't wait to throw down the lazy/Liberal comparison, but I think a more apt metaphor would be the little boy as a defense contractor. Mommy being us of course.

May 11, 2014 at 7:19 a.m.
conservative said...

An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.

The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.

She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. Proverbs 31:10-12

May 11, 2014 at 7:52 a.m.
fairmon said...

Not a healthy breakfast, be sure the kid is on your government sourced and subsidized healthcare plan.

limric said...

a more apt metaphor would be the little boy as a defense contractor. Mommy being us of course.

Good point Limric, you have the best meaphor thus far. Most people never heard or don't remember Eisonhower's warning about the need to control the military industrial complex.

May 11, 2014 at 9:07 a.m.

I'm giddy with anticipation to see how the Tea Party turns this Mother's Day cartoon into another gay-bashing, Benghazi, Obamacare, and dig up Ronald Reagan for a third term extravaganza.

May 11, 2014 at 9:22 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Millions of GOP voters on government subsidies, yet you guys act like it's only "liberals" or "democrats". Life must be lovely from the delusional point of view.

May 11, 2014 at 9:46 a.m.
tifosi said...

Funny how Democrats are wealthier than the Republicans. Time for the GOP to get off their lazy asses.

"Democrats – the party more closely associated with working on issues like poverty at the moment – are a shade wealthier than Republicans, with a median net worth of $1.04 million, up from $990,000 last year. That figure is almost exactly $1 million for Republicans, up from $907,000 last year."

May 11, 2014 at 10:28 a.m.

Mommy is the state.

Funny how a lefty like BO is pretty comfortable with the military industrial complex, and being a corporate stooge.

May 11, 2014 at 10:43 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

This is a cute cartoon that, for a nice change, has nothing to do with politics or ideology; it speaks to the human condition regardless of party-line or political persuasion. Any kid from any family could easily say something like the kid in this 'toon, and it's meant to address the never-ending, self-sacrificing, oftentimes thankless work that mothers do. And yet, you righties and libertarians just can't resist your liberal bashing for even a minute. My god, you even have to make the cereal choice and the milk political! Do you ever NOT see the world as strictly a conservative vs. liberal battleground? Everything is indeed politicized these days and it's hard not to think in those terms, but when something comes along that is obviously not a political statement but one that is more universal, it would be nice to give the head-butting a rest for once.

May 11, 2014 at 12:50 p.m.
conservative said...

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26

May 11, 2014 at 2:15 p.m.
GameOn said...

Mommy is his best friend and she has never been a parent. That is why, he has no respect for her.

May 11, 2014 at 3:38 p.m.

Dad is not home for Mother's Day because he's been riding the range for six weeks at the Cliven Bundy ranch looking to shoot a Federal agent. Before that he was marching around a Planned Parenthood office waiting to find an abortion doctor to kill. That was after he spent six weeks on Militia Patrol in Texas looking for illegal women and children to kick back across the border.

This was after Dad spent two months at the Aryan Nation campground in Montana where he gave speeches on saving the white race from mongrelization and training fat white men to dress in camouflage, crawl through ten feet of crabgrass, and hear about John Birch, the patron saint of crazed fundamentalists.

This was after Dad spent two months attending a John Hagee camp-meeting where crazy John predicted that "Blood Moons" meant something big was going to happen and prepare now for Armageddon.

This was after Dad's induction into the Tea Party Hall of Fame for standing in a Kroger's store pointing out poor women using food stamps, calling them "whores of Babylon".

This was two weeks after Dad talked with God at the "First Church of the Annointed By Jesus to Hate Everyone" and God told him that Jews and Gays were controlling the media and that only Fox News presented the gospel and Bill O'Reilly was really the Holy Ghost in bad make-up.

This was after Dad was released from a mental institution for the Religiously Deluded and Imaginary Patriots next to Bob Jones University (easy in-and-out).

So you see, Dad's been away doing the Lord's work and hasn't been around to beat the hell out of his son, keep his wife silent, submissive, and breeding more lil' patriots, and collect his unemployment checks so his kid can eat something besides Captain Crunch.

Thanks Dad!

May 11, 2014 at 6:42 p.m.
tifosi said...

Dad would sure be proud of the Tea Party today.

May 11, 2014 at 7:54 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

AllahsEASYlittlebrother. Oh yeah.

May 11, 2014 at 9:27 p.m.
tifosi said...

Was that a gay moment?

May 11, 2014 at 9:31 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Jack_Kool-Aid Man. OH YEAAAHHH!

May 12, 2014 at 1:33 a.m.

F***ED up world. Freedom is redefined by you libs as Michael Sam, that recently drafted homosexual college football player, kissing his boyfriend after he was drafted. I guess his Dad should be proud of him, huh? Those who don't want to be spied on by the gov., those who don't want to live in a police state, and those who want to do something as basic as choose their own doctor are looked as wacked by you libs.

May 12, 2014 at 11:59 a.m.
ibshame said...

"zableedofisterix said... F***ED up world. Freedom is redefined by you libs as Michael Sam, that recently drafted homosexual college football player, kissing his boyfriend after he was drafted. I guess his Dad should be proud of him, huh? Those who don't want to be spied on by the gov., those who don't want to live in a police state, and those who want to do something as basic as choose their own doctor are looked as wacked by you libs."

Once again my apologies to Woodstock. You and those like you should really get a LIFE!! You scream and holler about FREEDOM but that's not really your agenda. Why wouldn't Sam's father be proud of him? His Son just got drafted by the NFL. An accomplishment that few can claim. If he makes the team, he stands to become a millionaire for playing football. The person he's chosen as his life partner is irrelevant. Maybe you wish it was you he kissed ??? HAHHAHHA

May 12, 2014 at 12:43 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

I got no problem with Michael Sam's gayness. Good luck to him. But the sloppy kiss on TV was all "in your face". Very contrived. Not doing anyone any good, IMO. I'm sure you agree, ibeshamed. Yes?

May 12, 2014 at 12:54 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Zableed, where do you come up with this utter BS? How exactly do you think that we libs condone a police state or being spied upon? And last time I looked, even with Obamacare, health insurance is not a lot different - you've got your doctors in and out of network and people are free to go to whatever doctor is in their network or pay a little more and go to a doctor out-of-network. Government is not dictating what specific doctor anybody has to go to.

In the event of a revolution who do you think our police force and National Guard will rush to defend? It sure as hell won't be the liberals! They will defend the fat cats of big business, the super-rich, and the Military-Industrial-Complex. We libs can't even protest now without getting our heads bashed in or maced and carted off to jail. If the protest is against Wall St. or the war, it's considered a bunch of anti-American hooligans who are out of control and you can bet that the police will not allow it, but if it's a bunch of teabaggers protesting against "big gubmint" or abortion they're looked upon as patriotic Americans just exercising their right to assemble and they get a pass.

As for being spied upon, there are just as many liberals protesting against the NSA and their insidious eaves-dropping tactics as there are conservatives. Regardless of Obama's stance, any true liberal is not in agreement with him on this matter. As usual, you don't make any sense at all, you just like to mouth your typical anti-liberal BS.

May 12, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Roo, you always make so much sense. I'm turning Lib.

May 12, 2014 at 1:25 p.m.
alprova said...

I doubt JD will switch sides, but Rickaroo hit a nail square on the head with his post.

Z-man is a BLIND Liberal hater.

And I thought the sloppy kiss was a bit over-the-top too. Just didn't seem right to watch that on the news about a guy being drafted into the NFL.

May 12, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Hell hath frozen over. ^^

May 12, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"Drill Baby, Drill"? Let's start in your backyard, Jack_Dennis.

May 12, 2014 at 2:01 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

If it had oil, I would be all over it Gassy. Most of you lefties (and you are a lefty) would too.

May 12, 2014 at 2:12 p.m.

Actually, no. He's chosen to put his homosexuality first to gain from it. He hasn't made the team yet. You can be drafted, but that's no guarantee. He can do what he wants in his private life, but his in your face attitude, just like the "gay" movement, is about pushing it on everyone. It's none of anyone's business what he does in his private life, but it then becomes everyone's business when you push it on everyone.

No, Alprova, you liberals are the haters.

May 12, 2014 at 2:39 p.m.

I don't have a son, I have daughters. They play sports. I'm proud of them for their effort and when they succeed. If they came out as being lesbian I would still love them and care for them, but I would not be "proud" that they're lesbians. Why would I be? I would never turn my back on them, even if I don't approve of their lifestyle. But, their lesbianism would never be a source of pride for me.

May 12, 2014 at 2:50 p.m.

Holy Kissing is promoted in the Bible. Doesn't say if Jesus slipped Mary Magdalene the tongue.

Since France wasn't around was that a Nazarene Nibble or a Jordan River Juicer?

Perhaps some of the Biblical folktale pseudo-scholars can enlighten us.

May 12, 2014 at 2:53 p.m.

Mr. Zableedofisterix, if your daughters are lesbians they would probably still love you but wouldn't be proud that you're a homophobic fundamentalist.

May 12, 2014 at 3:22 p.m.

No, Allah, you turd, You don't know my daughters, and have no business speaking for them, dick. They know, moron, where I stand, but they also know that no matter what I'd always love them and care for them, and be there for them no matter what. There is no doubt.

I'm not a fundamentalist, I'm a Christian. Once again a lib is trying to equate those who don't believe homosexuality is normal to so-called "homophobia". I don't fear anyone. Homosexuals are my neighbors, I don't go and preach to them and tell them they're going to hell. That's not for me to say. On the other hand no one should judge me for my belief that it's immoral and certainly abnormal.

I don't tell them what to believe or how to live, and vice versa.

May 12, 2014 at 3:48 p.m.

Mr. Zableedofisterix, your words from May 2. "Alprova, if you're a Christian, there are certain things that you have to believe in order to be a Christian. If you don't, then you're something else. Jesus was God on earth according to Jesus' own words. If you're a Christian then you believe that he was God on earth, died for our sins and was resurrected.

You can believe what you want, but that's the core of the whole thing. Jesus was without sin. That's what Christians believe.

Otherwise, he's just hippie who talked about peace and helped people.

You can contort it all you want, and believe what you want, but you're attacking the very thing that makes him what he was according to Christians."

You're a fundamentalist. A homophobic fundamentalist.

May 12, 2014 at 4:12 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

^^^ not Easy. Getting more of a backwater48 or dude_ vibe.

May 12, 2014 at 4:24 p.m.

And? Am I supposed to be ashamed of what I said? If you're a Christian you have to believe that Christ is who he said he was.

You can repeat it all you want, Allah. Christ was not a homophobe, but he had no problem saying that a sin is a sin.

As I said about my daughters, and which you have no business commenting on them since you don't know them, they know where I stand. I can separate the sin from the sinner.

You libs simply just don't like when someone says that homosexuality is not normal. That alone irritates the hell of out of you. Even though I feel that way, I treat everyone the same. They have free will, and so do I.

It's the agenda that's promoted that is disturbing. I believe most homosexuals have no interest in pushing themselves, or their life- style on anyone. It's Hollywood, the media and the "GAY" movement that want to go to war to attack those who simply don't believe it's normal.

I don know, however, that you're an idiot with an agenda.

May 12, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.
alprova said...

Z-man wrote: "Christ was not a homophobe, but he had no problem saying that a sin is a sin."

But Christ never once, not at any time, offer any opinion about homosexuality, did he? So to only leave it at "he was not a homophobe, is not the whole truth, is it?

He never condemned homosexuality.

"As I said about my daughters, and which you have no business commenting on them since you don't know them..." brought them up into the debate. Don't blame anyone else for seizing on your commentary.

"You libs simply just don't like when someone says that homosexuality is not normal."

It isn't normal for YOU.

"That alone irritates the hell of out of you."

Only because you type it EVERY single time the issue comes up. Do you really think no one knows that you don't consider homosexuality "normal?"

"Even though I feel that way, I treat everyone the same."

Really? When was the last time you invited a homo to dinner?

"They have free will, and so do I."

But you believe your free will is superior to that of so many others.

"It's the agenda that's promoted that is disturbing."

Hoo we go again...

"I believe most homosexuals have no interest in pushing themselves, or their life- style on anyone."

That's refreshing, and a first for you.

"It's Hollywood, the media and the "GAY" movement that want to go to war to attack those who simply don't believe it's normal."

Have you ever heard a homosexual claim that they are normal when compared to straight people? BUT...what is normal for you, is not normal for them.

That's the part you seem unable to deal with.

May 12, 2014 at 5:50 p.m.
rengerry said...

I'm willing to bet, based on Zab's shrieking about his homophobic brand of Christianity, that at least one of his kids is a closeted atheist. I wish her the best when she decides to come out.

May 12, 2014 at 5:54 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

I would say that poster's kids are off-limits.

May 12, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

It used to be "normal" for Christians to burn to death and torture people they deemed to be witches. It also used to be "normal" for white men to own slaves and brutalize them any way they saw fit. Normalcy and even morality (which Christians like to think is absolute and never changing in the eyes of their God) is relative; it is determined and defined by the society in which we live.

Homosexuality has been considered abnormal only because, until recently, gays have been such a misunderstood closeted minority living on the periphery of a predominantly heterosexual society. But as gays become more prevalent and laws are passed recognizing them as human beings with as much rights as straight people, they will be viewed, not as abnormal, but living in accordance to their true individual nature. Some people are straight, some are gay. It's as simple as that, or at least it SHOULD be that simple. Like it or not, you Dark Age Christians, your views regarding homosexuality will soon be as inhumane and archaic as witch-burning and slave owning. No, you are not physically brutalizing them - you are leaving it up to your "loving" God to do that in the afterlife. But your attitude that they are abnormal and committing a "sin" just by being gay is a grave injustice in itself.

May 12, 2014 at 6:08 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"I would say that poster's kids are off-limits." - JD

I would say that you need to reread that part of alprova's post where he said to zableed... " brought them up into the debate. Don't blame anyone else for seizing on your commentary."

May 12, 2014 at 6:19 p.m.

You collective liberal idiots are predictable. Even one of my kids did eventually become an atheist I wouldn't shun her. She has free will. I love them no matter what. End of story on that.

Rickaroo, homosexuals are what they are. I have no idea if they're the way they are from choice or born that way. They've existed always. The problem is not homosexuals, it's the "gay" movement.

May 12, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

You seriously need to talk to more gay people, zableed. One does not need a PhD in psychology to realize that being gay is not a lifestyle choice. I'm sure that there are some bi-sexual people, especially in their younger and formative years, who experiment with which way to swing, but true homosexuals did not "choose" their homosexuality any more that you "chose" your heterosexuality. Being attracted to whatever sex we are attracted to is purely biological and instinctive. If a man gets a woody from seeing a good-looking nude male, while a good-looking nude woman does nothing for him, well, it's a safe bet to say that he's gay. He did not stop and think which of the two he would "choose" to be attracted to. Just as you might get a woody from a scantily clad or naked attractive woman, you did not "choose" to be turned on by her, it just happens...because it's instinctive in you, not a matter of choice.

May 12, 2014 at 7:23 p.m.

Well, Mr. Zabadabado, you can always have Mr. Conservative come to your house to check your daughters for atheism, lesbianism, vampirism, or athlete's foot.

He'll bring communion crackers and Welch's grape juice, a picture of Portia De Rossi, a mirror and cross, and Tough Actin' Tinactin.

Mr. Conservative will also bring a hammer and stake in case there's a reaction. He'll also have a bag of large stones in the car in case you want to go Biblical on them.

That's your buddy Mr. Conservative but since you agree with him so much I'm certain you want to get the family checked out, just in case.

May 12, 2014 at 8:59 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

why don't you guys give it a rest?

May 12, 2014 at 9:10 p.m.
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