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Oh, This Is Going To Be Easy   4 comments

Caricature by Dave Fitzsimmons and Images by Joy

Joy invited me to attend this month’s luncheon meeting of the Old Pueblo Women’s Club, which took place at the Lodge at Ventana Canyon. 
The speaker was Dave Fitzsimmons, a recently retired internationally known journalist/cartoonist. At one point in his amusing presentation, 
he walked over to our table and said, “Isn’t this a woke organization, and your name is Ms.” We went up to his drawing pad, took one look at me and said, 

“Oh, this is going to be easy.”


On This Veterans Day, “Say, ‘Hello In There'”   Leave a comment

David Fitzsimmons — Arizona Daily Star
You know that old trees just grow stronger
And old rivers grow wilder every day
Old people just grow lonesome
Waiting for someone to say, “Hello in there, hello”
So if you’re walking down the street sometime
And spot some hollow ancient eyes
Please don’t just pass ’em by and stare
As if you didn’t care, say, “Hello in there, hello”
— from Hello In There by John Prine

As a Veteran and an old person in general, I’m trying hard not just to fade away — “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”
Like many people my age, we are familiar with the line in General Douglas MacArthur April 19, 1951 farewell address to
the U.S. Congress. A great line for a General but not for older people. I, for one, am not ready to just fade away.

As older people, we experience daily the looks of people we may come in contact with, and in their eyes, 
we have already faded away — they stare straight through us. In the last decade, I have seen more doctors 
than in the total of my eighty years, and just once, I would like, “Hello in there, hello.”

Cartoon du Jour: GO CATS   Leave a comment

David Fitzsimmons — Arizona Daily Star

Today the Arizona Wildcats are playing the Stanford Cardinal in the NCAA Woman’s Basketball Finals.


Cartoon du Jour   Leave a comment

The Promise of Next Thanksgiving — by David Fitzsimmons (Arizona Daily Star)

Cartoon du Jour   1 comment

Source: David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson AZ

RPG—1933-2020   3 comments

— David Fitzsimmons/The Arizona Daily Star

It’s up to us to keep moving her values forward and not take this country
back to the 1950s. If you know your history, then you know what I mean. So
many people have benefited from this woman being on the Supreme Court,
especially women. We have lost a giant of a woman!

— kenne

Bookstores Can Survive By Being Creative   1 comment

fitzsimmons1David Fitzsimmons,Tucso Arizona Daily Star — Source:

Recently, Joy received a Bookmans gift card. Bookmans is more than just a bookstore, it’s an entertainment exchange with a commitment to the people and communities they have served for over forty years. While there, I selected three books: Epitaph for a Desert Anarchist — The Life and Legacy of Edward Abbey by James Bishop; The River of Doubt by Candie Millard; Spanish Essentials for Dummies, the last two in preparation for my August trip to the Amazon in northern Bolivia. — kenne

“I’m alright. It’s the world that is dysfunctioning.”

— from The Fool’s Progress by Edward Abbey

The West Is On Fire!   Leave a comment

FitzsimmonsCartoon by David Fitzsimmons

Note the date on this cartoon, 2013. Unfortunately, this cartoon is going to have a long shelf-life. 

Robin Williams — In His Memory, Today I’m Wearing My Mork Suspenders   4 comments


Source: DAVID FITZSIMMONS Arizona Daily Star

In the late seventies I purchased a pair of “Mork” suspenders and today in his honor I have worn them, and may all week.

— kenne

“The Fire Debt Is Finally Coming Due”   5 comments


David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star

“Much of the West is now a giant tinderbox, literally ready to combust. Yet thanks to fire suppression, the consequences have been postponed for decades.

“When you look at the long record, you see fire and climate moving together over decades, over centuries, over thousands of years,” said pyrogeographer Jennifer Marlon of Yale University, who earlier this year co-authored a study of long-term fire patterns in the American West.

“Then, when you look at the last century, you see the climate getting warmer and drier, but until the last couple decades the amount of fire was really low. We’ve pushed fire in the opposite direction you’d expect from climate,” Marlon said.

The fire debt is finally coming due.”

— Jennifer Marlon — Source: New York Times 

Overheard At The Tucson Folk Festival   6 comments

Tucson Folk Festival 2013 Fitzsimmons Art28th Annual Tucson Folk Festival Art Done By The Arizona Daily Star Cartoonist, David Fitzsimmons

Two skeletons were lying in the sun
at the Tucson Folk Festival
one saying to the other,
“yea, but it’s dry heat!”

When It Comes To Politics And The Truth, We Live In A World Of Fractions . . .   Leave a comment

Source: David Fitzsimmons Copyright 2012 Cagle Cartoons

When it comes to politics and the truth, we live in a world of fractions. Most of what we hear is a best a half-truths, but generally a flat-out lie. Most of us have learned that there are three things we take as an article of faith:  “The sky is blue. The pope is Catholic. And Politicians are liars.”  And true to the faith, the lies were flying left and right at last night’s presidential debate.


It’s bad enough that Politian’s have learned that lying can work to their benefit, what is worse is that the American people know they are being lied to, but accept it if it’s what they want to hear. We may know it’s bullshit, but since each of us contributes our own share, there is a tendency to take it for granted – still bitch about it, while knowing that deceptive misrepresentation is fundamental to our culture. It is so much a part of our culture that we joke about it, generating nervous laughter. One case in point is the video clip of George Carlin talking to the press about “Lying Politicians and Words.” The next time you watch a political debate, listen for Carlin’s words.



“We have sex almost everyday — We almost had sex on Monday, we almost had sex on Tuesday . . .”

— author unknown

Source: Google Images

“The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post ‘Thou shalt not steal,’ ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery,’ and ‘Thou shalt not lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.”
— George Carlin

Cartoon du jour — The Market Reacts   Leave a comment

David Fitzsimmons – Arizona Star — Source:



Posted August 10, 2011 by kenneturner in Cartoon du jour, Commentary, Economy

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Cartoon du jour — Where Can I Find a Bookstore?   1 comment

David Fitzsimmons Arizona Daily Star — Source:

Maybe bookstores need to become Internet Cafe‘s. Or, Starbuck’s should have a book corner rather than the other way around.


Cartoon du jour — Job Wanted   Leave a comment

David Fitzsimmons,Arizona Daily Star, Tucson AZ



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