Monday, January 4, 2010

Ya Gotta Love it

Some people think that this blog shouldn't post political cartoons - not thought provoking enough I was told. However, I'm a believer that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

'Nuff said.


  1. Ben, the lack of original thought provoking dialog in the post is the issue here. If you draw a carton and post, then I will applaud you with all my being. But cut and pasting a cartoon without original dialog with it is not what readers to this blog have come to expect. And cut and pasting Skip Maclure's pieces, while excellent, provides nothing to the followers of this blog that they can not get any other number of places.

  2. Patrick, I'm curious. On Dec. 29th you posted the Ray Stevens video with the sentence, "Leave it to Ray Stevens to make the health care situation amusing." Not very thought provoking or original, that. Also, did you produce the Ray Stevens video? No? Tsk, tsk. What readers of ANY blog expect is diversity of content. Can you imagine if the editors of any newspaper out there refused to carry anyone's political cartoon for the same reason you cited? How would their ORIGINAL message be communicated? This blog has an agreement with Angie Comics and Skip Maclure to post their content, as well with others, forth coming. It's all part of spreading the word and informing people. And, as far as being thought provoking, the post got YOU to comment and start a dialogue - wow, just think of the possibilities?

  3. I would have to agree with Mr.Franklin. Political cartoons are a vaild, thought provoking medium, which have stood the test of time. Offering them on a blog gets the message out, and widens the scope of a blog, or newspaper, who promotes them. I'd much rather see one that is well done than read through some "novella" that some of these bloggers on the net, who have diareah of the mouth, end up writing, which ends up saying the same thing.
    And as for cutting and pasting articles, EVERY news or info servive does this with AP stories, for instance. Readers want content. If they don't find it, they go elsewhere with the click of a mouse.



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