Monday, December 29, 2008

Whine, whine, whine

I guess the Christmas Spirit has left town, pulling out from the Wal-Mart parking lot and speeding out I-70. Got a phone message this morning from a livid reader who wondered how I could dare use such a cartoon on the editorial page as the one appearing today. It depicted Santa Claus hauling a bag of coal toward the stockings of Cheney, Bush, Blagojevich and Madoff, all snug in their bed.

Goodness me! A political cartoon that pokes fun at politicians, the rich and the powerful? What was I thinking? I must call cartoonist Pat Oliphant right away and tell him not to draw any more cartoons that might hurt the feelings of people like the governor of Illinois or those nice men who gifted us the Iraq War.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was walkin down the alley in my t-shirt and jeans, going for beer and cigs---it was cold and goose bumps covered my arms and stuff, but I had just gotton my welfare check and I needed the beer and cigs bad. I had pawned my coat and hat and gloves for the last 6-pack. I was very depressed because my 60 inch HD TV was not mounted on the wall by the guys who had brung it, but me and my Social Worker got it working. I would have been drivein but the "Cops" pulled me over for no, no reason, said I went thru a stop sign, said I had no turn signals, no licence and a beer in the car, I pointed out that the can was empty. I know there watchin me now so I walk, don't want nothing ina paper bout me, I still got a mother you know, just like Penuts--I wonder what would happen if Lucy moved the football on Obama?? Oh Well---Slurping sounds