Archive for October, 2010

Haunted House 2010

October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween


[Steve Breen, San Diego Union Tribune]

Cartoon: 9 TeaPartiers partying,

October 30, 2010

♫ On the 2nd day of November, the end result will be:

………

2 Houses lost,

And a lame-duck in the White House!

[Clay Bennett – Chattanooga Times Free Press]

Why the crescent when crazy folks and full moons go together?

Another unnecessary crescent cartoon

Iran: Condemned woman’s son and lawyer kidnapped, tortured, held hostage by Ahmadinejad

October 30, 2010

October 28, 2010

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Cartoon: Rally to Restore…comedy?

October 29, 2010

October 29, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

Leaked schedule

[Tom Toles, Washington Post]

1-To reach the folks who voted for a celebrity.

2-Increase their own profiles ala Glenn Beck.

Who knows more about politics: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert or SC Dem Senate hopeful Alvin M Greene?

Obama cartoon: TV appearances

October 28, 2010

October 28, 2010

[Walt Handlesman, Newsday]

No need for the GOP – barry schedules them himself – the latest Jon Stewart.

Here’s the best exchange.

BARRY: If we’re making progress, step by step, inch by inch, day by day that we are being true to the spirit of that campaign.

STEWART: You wouldn’t say you would run this time as a pragmatist. It wouldn’t be: “Yes, we can…given certain conditions….blah…blah…

BARRY: I think what I would say is: Yes, we can…BUT–

[Stewart, audience laugh – barry not happy]

BARRY: …it’s not going to happen overnight.

Or ever.

Blackhawks Illinois license plates available

October 27, 2010

October 26, 2010

The Blackhawks are the first ever sports team in Illinois to receive/be honored with permanent “Professional Sports Teams license plates”. They weren’t approved in IL until 2002, which explains why the Bulls weren’t first, but why not the Sox after they won the World Series in 2005?

Random number, personalized, or vanity plates available

$139 – random number plate – currently titled vehicle
$234 – random number plate – new vehicle without current plate

$25 of which goes to IL public school fund

Nov 10th Hawks home game  –  Secy of State’s “mobile unit” will be on hand to sell random number plates and take orders for personalized and vanity plates.

Price varies with vanity and personalized plates – see cyberdriveillinois for specifics.


Photos: Hawks, Cubs, Sox at Wrigley

Obama Cartoon: Is the missus available?

October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010

[Lee Judge / The Kansas City Star]

Judge Zagel upholds Blago’s sole conviction

October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010

Judge James Zagel has denied the Blago defense team’s motion to nullify Milorad’s sole conviction – lying to the FBI – punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Ousted Democratic Illinois Rod Blagojevich with longtime supporter Barack Obama in happier pre-criminal complaint days

Defense alleged prosecutorial misconduct – Judge Zagel said he found no reversible error and that Blago’s statement to the FBI was proven to be false at trial.

Blago’s retrial is scheduled to begin April 20, 2011.

POTUS approval index – 18

October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010

Disapprove 54 – Strongly 45
Approve 46 – Strongly 27

(Video) Ms Ahadi update on imprisonment of condemned woman’s son and lawyer

October 26, 2010

October 26, 2010

Ashtiani/stoning posts

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Obama cartoon: 2010 voters

October 25, 2010

October 25, 2010

[Walt Handlesman – Newsday]

Not that he cares or plans to do anything about it. If Demcorats lose control of Congress he has a built in excuse to do nothing.

SNL: “Harry Reid” brings up barry’s birth certificate

October 23, 2010

updated

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Palin cartoon: Screeeech

October 23, 2010

October 23, 2010

Seems Palin’s folksyism is no longer enough. Now – just like every other woman politician – she’s a screecher.

Screech = sexist code word.

[Clay Bennett/Chattanooga Times Free Press]

Blago retrial to begin April 20

October 22, 2010

October 22, 2010

Judge James Zagel granted Rod Blagojevich a little more time.. Blago’s defense, pared down from the initial trial, asked to start in May and they were given April 20.

Would sure like to know how much Tony Rezko is cooperating. He is due to be sentenced Dec 17 for his pizza scam.

(Oct 27) Judge Zagel upholds Blago’s sole conviction

 

Cartoon: Obama family tree includes an ape and a monkey?

October 21, 2010

[Clay Bennett – Chattanooga Times Free Press]

Put barry in either of the other positions and see what folks have to say.

POTUS: Biden-Clinton VP switch “completely unfounded”

October 20, 2010

October 19, 2010

During an interview with the National Journal, POTUS commented on the rumored Clinton for Biden VP switch mentioned by Bob Woodward:

Completely unfounded. Completely unfounded. Completely unfounded.

They are both doing outstanding jobs where they are.

Rumor unfounded…but not the idea.

As for seeking re-election:

Obviously, I haven’t made any formal decision, but I feel like I’ve got a lot of work left to do.

Is that a yes?

Take it as you will. [Laughs]

Still not convinced he is going to run.

Axelrod denial
Secy Clinton denial

Cartoon: Obamania 2.010

October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010

[Nick Anderson/PoliticalHumor]

Copyright © 2010 Universal Press Syndicate

Update re: Sajjad and Houtan Kian arrests

October 19, 2010

October 19, 2010

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POTUS has paid Perkins Coie over $2.73M since BC lawsuits began

October 17, 2010

October 15, 2010

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Cartoon: Why Democrats will lose in November

October 17, 2010

October 11, 2010

Not exactly a mystery.

Unemployment rate by month

2008  5.0 4.8  5.1  5.0  5.4  5.5  5.8  6.1  6.2  6.6 6.9 7.4
2009  7.7 8.2  8.6  8.9  9.4  9.5  9.4  9.7 9.8  10.1 10 10
2010  9.7 9.7  9.7  9.9  9.7  9.5  9.5  9.6  9.6


[Daryl Cagle /Politicalcartoons]

Rep Kirk outraises Giannoulias despite POTUS fundraiser

October 17, 2010

October 15, 2010

The 3/4 billion dollar man is now giving away fundraisers tickets for a mere $50. And he’s lost his edge in Chicago. There is no way the Democratic candidate for his old senate seat should be behind in fundraising, especially down the stretch, but Kirk outraised Giannoulias despite POTUS’ $1M Palmer House fundraiser.

July 1 – Sept 30

Rep Mark Kirk $3.12M

Alexi Giannoulias $2.32M

9-11 mosque cartoon: More propaganda

October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010

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Norah O’Donnell outraged at Palin re: FLOTUS dig

October 15, 2010

updated

October 15, 2010

Don’t any of these people have family to tell them how ridiculous they look?

Morning Joe

Norah O’Donnell (filling in for Mika Brzezinski) is outraged Sarah Palin made a stump comment about Mrs Obama. As if attacking the First Lady is something new. Think Hillary Rodham Clinton.

ODONNELL: She (Palin) even appeared to make a dig at Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, alliuding to comments she made on the campaign trail in 2008, where she said: “For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country”.

Watch what Palin said last night.

(video clip) PALIN: You know when I hear people say or have said during the campaign that they had never been proud of Americia until that time…I think – haven’t they met anyone in uniform?

Mrs Obama’s present role of campaigning spouse makes her fair game.

O’Donnell then turned it to John “are you black enough to be part of this” Ridley.

ODONNELL: John, what do you think about that? To attack the first lady of the United States?!

How much actual first ladying has Mrs Obama done?

 

jacqi –

October 15, 2010

Hey jaqui. Yes. I intend to get to that but I can’t say how soon. Have had very limited internet access for the last week because my computer still isn’t repaired and there’s nothing I can do short of buying a new one.

Cartoon: 1992 Clinton vs 2010 Obama

October 14, 2010

October 14, 2010

The “first black president” turned racist campaigner is being called upon to do what the eternally campaigning race-baiting “first black president” is incapable of – standing for something, articulating it to regular folks and then accomplishing it.

The economy being the most obvious.

[Adam Zyglis / The Buffalo News, Politicalcartoons]

Iran: Condemned woman’s son, lawyer arrested

October 13, 2010

Hey NoMoreStoning. Had computer problems – posts are mixed up date wise.

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(Video) Jerry Brown campaign: Meg Whitman is a “whore”

October 12, 2010

October 9, 2010

Secy Clinton and Sarah Palin were called whores and nobody cared then – so why would they now?

Imagine if Mr Brown called Mrs Obama a whore.

You decide for yourself who said what.

Breitbart

(1:19) Phone message ends.

(1:40) Brown people discuss state pensions.

BROWN: Do we want to put an ad out? I’ve been warned if I crack down on pensions…they’ll go to Whitman…

*UNKNOWN WOMAN: What about saying she’s a whore?

BROWN: Well I could use that.

*Brown’s wife’s name has been raised.

(2:25) Sounds like he says:

BROWN: She identifies as a dyke – a bull dyke.

Haven’t seen a transcript or heard it commented on and don’t know who it was in reference to.

WHITMAN campaign Sarah Pompei:

The use of the term ‘whore’ is an insult to both Meg Whitman and to the women of California. This is an appalling and unforgivable smear against Meg Whitman. At the very least Mr. Brown tacitly approved this despicable slur and he himself may have used the term at least once on this recording.

BROWN campaign Steven Glazer:

At times our language was salty. We apologize to Ms. Whitman and anyone who may have been offended.

NEWSWEEK’s Eleanor Clift:

Clinton, in fact, has benefited from the gender dynamic in politics throughout her political career.

POLITICO’s Andy Barr:

Brown campaign spokesman Clifford Sterling confirmed the authenticity of the call, which Whitman’s camp has begun to seize on to attack Brown.

Cartoon: 2007, 08, 09, 10 Obama talking point

October 12, 2010

Every time he says “Pres Bush got us into this mess” he reminds voters how he’s done nothing to turn things around.

[Bob Englehart / The Hartford Courant, Politicalcartoons]

2012 GOP Platform

September unemployment unchanged 9.6%

October 12, 2010

October 8, 2010

BLS

Unemployed 14.8M – unchanged

Unemployment rate 9.6 – unchanged

Total jobs lost: 95K – up 41K

Private sector jobs created: 64K – unchanged

Total 2010 private sector jobs created: 827K

Cartoon: 2012 GOP Platform

October 12, 2010

Why do folks think Palin is running for anything?

[Nick Anderson/ Houston Chronicle]