Keep politics out of the Sunday comics.

Sep 14, 2008 by

I recently started to receive the Sunday paper and I have noticed something that I had forgotten about from the last time I had received the Sunday paper. In my Sunday paper the comics section has the title – ” COMICS – Have fun every Sunday!” For the most part that is exactly what I have reading the comics, fun. Whether it is Peanuts, Garfield, Dilbert, Beetle Bailey, Non Sequitur, or theĀ  Wizard of Id, most comics are as fun to read now as they were when I was a child. But some comics have stopped being fun and one in particular has never been fun or funny.

I don’t mind Luann having a character who says when asked if she ponders her future much answers “All the time. There are so many possibilities, Hillary and Barack proved that.” I don’t even mind in Opus when there is a scene where Opus is captured by TSA in the airport for saying he smuggled himself into the country. The next scene shows him being waterboarded by two government types who wonder if pouring water on the face of a penguin is effective. At least it is funny. But when it stops being funny and becomes nothing but a venue for someones political views, it doesn’t need to be in the comic section of the paper. That comic strip is “Doonesbury” by Gary Trudeau.

The strip in this Sundays paper had something to do with the fact that the characters thought that a lot of “Bushies” had a serious war crimes problem, mentioning Cheney, Addington, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, Feith, and the “whole torture crowd.” They then went on trying to figure out how they could tip off authorities about their travel plans abroad so they could be arrested and brought before a tribunal. If there is any fun or humor in any of that I can’t find it. Not to mention the fact that none of what is said has an ounce of truth to it. It is just more of Garry Trudeau’s ranting against the Bush administration and the USA. If newspapers must print Doonesbury, at least put it in the editorial section, not the funnies. I am sure there are many other actual comics that could replace Doonesbury in the Sunday paper.

If Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” was printed in comic strip format would that qualify it to be printed in the comic section of the paper? There are many other formats and venues that can be used if one wants to promote their political views and beliefs. But the Sunday comics section of the paper is not one.

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Hillary’s Rhetoric vs. Obama’s Hypocrisy.

May 29, 2008 by

hillary-obamaTammy Bruce, a FOX News Political Contributor/Radio talk show host wrote a great article about the two Democratic nominees for President. She expressed my sentiments exactly when she wrote about the hypocrisy of Obama and the Democrats ridiculous bullying of Hillary to quit the race and some of Hillary’s bizarre statements. Follow the link to read the article.
Tammy Bruce article

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Harry Reid vs Rush Limbaugh The pot calling the kettle black

Oct 2, 2007 by

I have followed with amazement the latest Democratic ranting. Senator Harry Reid took to the Senate floor to rave about Rush Limbaugh and his supposed remarks that soldiers opposing the war in Iraq were “phony soldiers.” Forty one Democrats sent a letter to Clear Channel, the parent company of Limbaugh’s broadcast, demanding that the network publicly repudiate the comments and force Limbaugh to apologize. What Rush Limbaugh was actually referring to was only one soldier: disgraced, convicted former Army soldier-turned-antiwar-activist Jesse Macbeth. Macbeth falsely claimed to have participated in war crimes in Iraq and received a Purple Heart, but in reality, he was discharged after only 44 days of service, never placing a foot in Iraq. The comment about the phony soldiers was in response to a caller who was commenting about Jesse Macbeth and nothing more. But the Democrats never pass up a chance to take a random comment and blow it all out of proportion and distort the truth. They had to have something to distract the public from the truly despicable ad that MoveOn.org posted in the New York Times, which no Democrat condemned , where they slandered Army General Petraeus.

But what really upsets me about this whole mess are the comments that Senator Harry Reid made about Rush Limbaugh. I will just quote his comments here.

“Rush Limbaugh took it upon himself to attack the courage and character of those fighting and dying for him and for all of us. Rush Limbaugh got himself a deferment from serving when he was a young man. He never served in uniform. He never saw in person the extreme difficulty of maintaining peace in a foreign country engaged in a civil war. He never saw a person in combat. Yet, he thinks his opinion on the war is worth more than those who have been on the front lines. Rush Limbaugh owes the men and women of our armed forces an apology.”

I looked up the great Senator Harry Reid’s biography and guess what? Senator Reid never served a day in the armed forces either. He got a college deferment. So everything Senator Reid said about Rush Limbaugh can be applied to Senator Reid himself. That is why I titled this entry what I did. I think that Senator Reid is the most arrogant and pompous Senator to have ever disgraced Washington, DC, and that is saying a lot. Senator Reid has never supported our troops and has made nothing but disparaging comments about our troops. If anyone owes the men and women of our armed forces an apology it should be Senator Reid, not Rush Limbaugh. The fact that 40 other Democrats when along with this sham letter speaks volumes about the state of the Democratic Party. I just hope that most Americans, Democrats and Republicans, can see this attack on Rush Limbaugh for what it really is.

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