I didn't mean to suggest that every cartoon was a model--far from it. I like Ramirez's cartoon, but didn't want to name each cartoonist who echoed a similar message. Some of the cartoons are cheap--like McCoy's which callously and unnecessarily belittles Obama's significant role. No egg. I just thought there were some good and appropriate perspectives out there that go beyond political scorekeeping.
And XBoss, not saying that the birthers don't deserve a good jab. But not now. It seems petty in the wake of a monumental event. That's all.
I had not visited your site in a while because of my frustration with your repeated tone and message. On a whim, I looked today predicting that you would—rather than celebrate a win for goodness and justice and the world—decide to take a political jab. Predictably and disappointingly, you did with the attribution of bin Laden’s death to Obama while poking fun of the birthers.
This is the equivalent of a triumphant athlete mocking his opponent upon victory in the place of humility, joy, and celebration.
Fortunately, other cartoonists did not use this as a moment to spit on political rivals. I encourage readers to look at the work of Michael Ramirez and others who chose more appropriate messages: http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/2011/05/03/87330.
In response to those who are very concerned with who is congratulated and credited, I offer wisdom from the late and great John Wooden: “It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.” The efforts of many—public and private, visible, and invisible—accomplished this victory.
A wahhhmulance? Lame.
"God Bless you Jimmy Stewart and may you rest in peace."
Even though he was a staunch Republican who outwardly supported...gasp, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan?
Clay, it seems that it's difficult to make a point without putting someone else down. That goes for your cartoons and most of our discussion on here. Kind of sad.
Interesting cause-effect that you draw: the free market causes robber barons, child labor, wretched farm people, sweat shops, etc.
Do these things not exist in China who economic system is far from free market?
Tough to blame all of those things on the free market.
I love what you've had to say today. Thanks for fighting the good fight. Rarely does such a fight turn into high approval rating. But narrow is the path...
God bless. Merry Christmas.
Count the number of beer commercials in the next NFL football game you watch. And we're surprised?
Perhaps these young men should take the exemplary leads Vince Young and Cortland Finnegan have set for how to conduct themselves properly.
Clara, your comments are right on; however, I would contend that when leaked information of secret or classified material threatens my safety or your safety, that becomes very personal.
I don't need to know everything the government knows, nor should I. Yes, this secrecy has been abused throughout our nation's history, e.g. Gulf of Tonkin. There are likely countless other times where confidentiality has served the people well; we likely will not know about these. I don't see all those in authority through the same prism of cynicism that most here do. I don't need to know all that they do.
For those applauding the release of information privy to "the most despicable people on the face of our planet," perhaps you'd be willing to share your name, address, social security number, and bank routing number on this board for the good of openness and transparency.
There, no doubt, is much useless information that has been leaked, but if there is ANY vital information that threatens our security, it doesn't much matter than MOST of the information is useless. The release of Secretary of State Clinton's 2009 cable doesn't assure me that it is all meaningless information that is now public domain.
Michigan State provides an excellent site for the topic of the death penalty. Both sides of the argument will find plenty of convincing material to defend their case. Some time at this site, including their interactive maps and their arguments for and against the death penalty, is a great educational lesson on the issue: http://teacher.deathpenaltycurriculum.org/