Saturday, August 28, 2010

I Have a Nightmare

Thanks to First Door on the Left for posting this cartoon.  You can always find the week in editorial cartoons there every Friday night.

13 comments:

  1. This is priceless, Bluz! It just says it all, doesn't it?

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  2. Great cartoon! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Fabulous cartoon.

    I try to avoid politics in my own blog, so I'm chomping at the bit to comment in someone else's.

    I've been so traumatized by the hype and the inexplicable EXCITEMENT surrounding this week's circus that I've been unable to turn on the TV. This guy scares me. And the fact that he has so many loyal followers scares me even more.

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  4. I really should have mentioned Glenn Beck in my post. He is as scary as Rush. So the wingnuts don't want a mosque near ground-zero? Well WE don't want the wingnuts spewing their venom at the site of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech. To me, the Lincoln Memorial stands for all those who died fighting for the freedom and rights all Americans deserve, not just the ultra-consevative right wingnuts.

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  5. Ladies,
    First Blog on the Left always has great cartoons... tune in every Friday.

    I would be happy if we could take our country back from these conservative religious zealots that wish it was once again 1949, the white businessmen were firmly in charge and the women and minorities knew their place.

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  6. O.k., girls! Let's get him!!!!!

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  7. This is exactly why I shudder any time Glen Beck is on my television screen. Ewwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!

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  8. Beck is just another ass-clown that will say anything that will draw ratings from his brain-damaged legions.

    Jon Stewart showed him last week criticizing the "Ground Zero Mosque" principal for having said that our country's policies caused the 9/11 attack, then showed Beck making the exact same assertion at an earlier time.

    He clearly has no values, other than what will get people riled up (and gain viewers).

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  9. What amazes me is how blindly (and uninformed-ly) so many people believe and cheer for this crap. His main gist is "the country's morals are shot and we need to bring back the kind of morals everybody followed when we were kids." Um, ok, but there were idiots and horribly mean things happening in the world, then, too. You just didn't know about them because you were a kid and we didn't have 24-hour news and internet then.

    The country is simply becoming more open-minded and accepting - the kind of stuff MLK talked about. One of the main shortcomings of far-right thinking is this notion that anyone NOT conservative Christian is misled and needs to be "saved" from their wrong-thinking.

    Sometimes, it seems the churches would do well to open up a bit and stop worrying about numbers and start thinking about the TRUE message their "word of God" was trying to say, namely: Love other people, even (or sometimes especially) if they are different from you.

    Do right-wing conservatives just ignore the whole New Testament when they're screaming about "ideals" in society? *sigh* Sorry. So frustrating.

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  10. Cristy,
    Right wing conservatives use religion as a means to manipulate people into voting them into office, so that they can continue their goal of amassing power, money and control. The religion part is just a tool. Unfortunately, its an effective one. And they know that the quickest way to bring people together is to demonize someone else… Muslims, foreigners, gays, feminists, whomever is the Boogieman du Jour.

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  11. Interestingly, Beck didn't talk about politics AT ALL. It wasn't [meant to be] a political rally. Now that being said, I don't like Beck, and I don't know his motivations. And, like I just said in another comment, I had to write about politics at my own place because all this is making me crazy.

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  12. RPM,
    Beck talks an awful lot of Christian stuff for a guy that’s a Mormon. Makes me wonder if he really believes in anything, other than self-promotion.

    On second thought… I don’t wonder at all.

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