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Cartoon Du Jour — If You Are Not, Then You Are Dead   2 comments

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If you are not, then you are dead!

— kenne

 

Cartoon Du Jour — What In Hell Is Happening?   4 comments

What In Hell Is Happening?

CARTOONCOLLECTIONS.COM

In June of this year, George Booth passed away. Like so many people, especially
readers of The New Yorker, I love his cartoons. For the last three years, this one I
look at every day and shout, “What the hell is happening?” 

But, more importantly, for several years starting in the early 2000s, my brother
Tom placed the cartoon in the upper right corner of copy paper he used to write
letters to me, always written in large capital letters. His letters, sometimes unable
to read without having a dictionary nearby, were always informative. 

He once wrote:

“OOOOOPS . . . LOST MY FOCUS . . . (WHAT A HOOT!) I’VE BEEN, AS OF LATE,
DWELLING UPON THE YIDDISH IDEA OF DRECK . . . “MATTER” WHICH PRESENTS
ITSELF AS NOT WHOLLY RELEVANT (OR INDEED, AT LL RELEVANT . . . WHATEVER
‘RELEVANCE’ IS!) . . . BUT WHICH CAREFULLY ATTENDED TO CAN SUPPLY A KIND
OF ‘SENCE’ OF WHAT-IS-GOING-ON. THIS ‘SENCE IS NOT TO BE OBTAINED BY
READING THE WORDS, THINGS . . .  SORT OF NON-SEMANTIC STUFFING OR
‘SLUDGE’ WHICH ARE EASILY CONFUSED FOR CONDUITS OF COMMUNICATION . . .
BUT PERHAPS OBTAINED BY CHECKING OUT THE INTERICES OF THE DRECK . . .
SPACES SURROUNDING THEM.”

Events are always perceived
with reference to a particular
frame; in another system of
coordinates, the ‘same’ events
are not the same.

— kenne

Posted November 15, 2019 by kenneturner in Cartoon du jour, Information

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On This Memoral Day We Remember   4 comments


053011coletoonIn Remembrance — 
 John Cole — The Scranton Times-Tribune

Last Chance . . . Can You Believe This?   6 comments

. . . Yes!

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Source: Non Sequitur

On The Memorial Day, 2013 — Looking Back To 2003   Leave a comment

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The invasion of Iraq began March 19, 2003. On this Memorial Day I share a piece I wrote in January of 2003.) 

Freedom doesn’t come without a price,
an individual’s price
can very greatly
depending on his/her
color, wealth and power.  

I served during the Viet Nam era. 
On the day I was drafted,
so too were two other young men.
They are not alive today. 

There are others I knew
that paid the greatest price,
which is how many of us
put a face on Viet Nam War. 

For many Americans
going to war in Iraq
needs to have a face,
a face of those who have already died
from this war between bullies.* 

During my duty in the Army
I had a top secret-crypto clearance.
I began to become aware
of the difference between
what citizens are told as fact
and what was the truth. 

The Army told me we live and die
by international law and standards,
by the Rules of the Geneva Convention,
but we lie.  

We expect others to live
by international laws,
not us.  

Just because a bully in Iraq
doesn’t believe in international laws
shouldn’t mean that we lower
ourselves to the bully’s level. 
We are better than that!  

The lesson I have learned is that
it’s always a mistake
to believe your own lies. 

Yes, Sadam is a tyrant.
However, he should be
treated as such through
the international justice system. 
He should be replaced
by elected leaders,
not a regime that is ours. 

Remember,
it wasn’t that long ago
that Sadam was our bully.   

As the most powerful country
in the history of the world,
we have an obligation
to use our power with
constraint and with justice,
to lead by example
so that other countries
will not take unilateral action
against another country
simply for preëmptive reasons. 

We are better than that! 

Let’s show respect to our position
of power and greatest
by leading and supporting diplomacy
and the rule of law,
not the rule of vigilantism. 

Peace.

kenne 

*(note — we have been at war,
with Iraq since we have
been bombing them

daily for years now,
which we justified
by our own
unilateral action,
not International law,
or the UN.)

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Attention All Bloggers Out There . . .   5 comments

. . . you will recognize yourself, for sure!

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In the November 5, 2006 Sunday comics, Joy cut this cartoon out and gave it to me. (I still have it.)

At the time I had blogged for about 2 years, of course, this was how she saw me and still does — I wonder why??!!

I blog, we all blog,

cause we have so much to share

with the universe.

kenne

Thanksgiving Talk With Doomsday Just Around The Corner   2 comments

Source: The New Yorker

Large family gatherings such as Thanksgiving, brings together people with different persuasions, ideologies, and beliefs. At our gathering this year, Thanksgiving took on a special meaning for those who believe in the December 21, 2012 doomsday prophecies. This cartoon is for those who believe the world will end December 21st, and especially those who think everything needs to be privatized.  These doomsday prophecies (Cults and Mind Control) are good for business!

kenne

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