Why is the figure ”Mr. Bennett's earth god?” What makes you so sure the figure isn’t just – ‘God’. The one you worship? And if not. Why not?
I mean, Bennett’s drawing isn’t all that dissimilar (nor is the subject metaphorically) than the figure painted by a VERY Christian individual who went by the name of Michelangelo.
May be you didn’t specifically say as much zableedofisterix, but you explicitly implied it.
And you still are. Your caveat being: "It does tell me he's no "gentle giant"
Michael Brown was 18 years old. He was a “teenager” - a boy. He was also unarmed.
The cigar incident had nothing to do with the shooting and has nothing whatsoever to do with the case as it goes forward.
Re. ‘Maximus, and as a black man.’
”Blacks in America, are far more likely to be harassed, brutalized and even shot and killed by a crazed lunatic out-of-controlled cop during a routine traffic stop than you are by a criminal during a carjacking or robbery.”
That is a fallacious statement if ever I heard one ‘grasshopper’.
Great cartoon Clay. In this case, from his past statements, Eric Holder needs to recuse himself. Reading the posts here gives one the impression of grasshoppers in the grass. Any disturbance and there’s no end to the hopping to a conclusion/conviction (much like the Trayvon Martin - Zimmerman case) with little supporting evidence.
It’s racism cause we says its racism!
The mindless inflammatory rage, vandalism and violence are doing nothing but increase the self-imposed racial divide. Ask yourselves - truthfully: Are black America’s real problems white racism? No they are not.
And now I’m a racist – aren’t I?
Re. ”Downsizing our troop force in the Middle East and closing down strategic military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, the rebuilding of our strategic position in the Middle East has begun at great cost.”
Just what is the United States’ “strategic position in the Middle East?”
Nice job today Clay. Bravo!
If anyone thinks for a minute that there aren’t ‘boots on the ground’ now, you are sadly mistaken. There are cadres of SPEC-OP’s, advisors—and military contractors running around right now. ”No Boots on the Ground?” Pffft – Pleeez.
In Washington’s ceaseless effort to outdo George Orwell, we are told 'we' are bombing Iraq to save it. We only use humanitarian bombs, they will save lives, and they will protect national interests (whose exactly is anyone’s guess). The intervention will be short, limited to airstrikes, no boots on the ground. Uh huh, yea sure. Time will tell, but if history is any indication, don’t for a minute think ‘precision’ bombing will meaningfully change the nature of the civil war(s) now linking Syria to Iraq, nor should we expect to learn the true extent of the intervention anytime soon; and don’t be surprised if it turns into something that was never advertised. You and I didn’t read the fine print... did we? OH that’s right. We’re not allowed to see the fine print!
We have yet to reconcile the costs, mistakes and crimes of a decade-long US occupation in Iraq, and yet we are starting another round. It is not just that Washington (not you and I) has failed to learn from the past or have forgotten to pay the piper. We haven’t even bothered to look at the last bill, much less pay the check.
”War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”
Ceaseless escalation – never ending war.
This is how the DHS is getting around ‘Posse Comitatus’. In 10 years most Americans won’t remember anything but an all invasive police state.
Hmm, what’s that smell? Reminiscent of the Wolfowitz/ Cheney chickenhawk vapors?
Dick and his boy George's destruction of the Saddam regime clearly paved the roads in the region with potholes. That cannot be undone. Obombers air strikes will do nothing.
Nucanuck pondered, ”Can anyone tell the world what the US policy objectives are in Iraq?” U.S. policy in Iraq is, like the rest of US policy – starting/fomenting conflicts everywhere all the time. Endless war.
My neighbor has been beating his wife every month or so for many years. Sometimes she reacts by throwing something at him - that bitch.
But he could be beating her every day...so I guess he's showing restraint.
On a lighter note.
I was sitting at the end of a Vegas bar the other night and noticed Alprova and Zableedofisterix were further down chatting over a couple of cocktails when I overheard…
Al, “What the difference between a Jew and a canoe?”
Zab, “I dunno. What?”
Al, “A canoe tips.”
Zab, “HAW! Ain’t that the effing truth.”
After a moment or two Al says, “Y’know, I’ve been thinking about the sh!t the Palestinians have to deal with all the time in Gaza.”
Zab gruffly interrupts, ”Dude, if you think I’m gonna sit here and listen to that kind of antisemitic crap”.........
I paid the bartender and left.