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Gender: Male
Hometown: Honolulu and Los Angeles
Home country: United States of America
Current location: Los Angeles
Member since: Tue Oct 4, 2005, 03:58 AM
Number of posts: 26,574

About Me

I am a host of the Politics 2012 and Welcome & Help forums. My post count and sign up date are deceiving. I am formerly "cynicalSOB1"and "hellhathnofury" Joined up in May 2003 approx. 2000 posts by those names. Hey Deaniacs! I am the lead host of these forums: Democracy for America: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1105 Hawaii: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1047 - I also co-host Buddhism, Judaism, Democrats, American History and World History.

Journal Archives

Toons: Romney Defeats Romney, Leap Year, Ship of Dolts and More. - 2/29/12


By RJ Matson, The St. Louis Post Dispatch - 2/29/2012 - "Romney Defeats Romney"


By Kirk Walters, Toledo Blade - 2/29/2012


By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 2/29/2012


By Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner - 2/29/2012


By Parker, Florida Today - 2/29/2012


By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 2/29/2012


By Larry Wright, The Detroit News - 2/29/2012


By Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons - 2/29/2012


By Brian Fairrington, Cagle Cartoons - 2/29/2012


By Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant - 2/29/2012


By Steve Benson, February 29, 2012


By Walt Handelsman, February 29, 2012


By Mike Luckovich, February 29, 2012


By Ted Rall, February 29, 2012


By Tom Toles, February 29, 2012


By Signe Wilkinson & Signe Wilkinson, February 29, 2012


By Nick Anderson, February 29, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, February 29, 2012


By Jim Morin, March 1, 2012

Note: Recent editions can be found in my journal. Post in Good Reads! - Credit: Cagle Cartoons, Universal UClick.

Toons: Wanna Throw Up, Drill Baby Drill, Last One Standing Wins and More. - 2/28/12


By Daryl Cagle, MSNBC.com - 2/28/2012 - "Santorum Feeds Hungry Republicans"


By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 2/28/2012


By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune - 2/28/2012 - "Gas War"


By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 2/28/2012


By Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons - 2/28/2012


By Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com - 2/28/2012


By J.D. Crowe, Mobile Register - 2/28/2012


By John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune - 2/28/2012


By Milt Priggee, www.miltpriggee.com - 2/28/2012


By Tony Auth, February 28, 2012


By Clay Bennett, February 28, 2012


By Stuart Carlson, February 28, 2012


By Matt Davies, February 28, 2012


By Chan Lowe, February 28, 2012


By Mike Luckovich, February 28, 2012


By Ben Sargent, February 28, 2012


By Drew Sheneman, February 28, 2012


By Tom Toles, February 28, 2012


By Nick Anderson, February 28, 2012


By Chris Britt, February 27, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, February 28, 2012


By Jim Morin, February 29, 2012


By Jeff Danziger, February 28, 2012

Note: Recent editions can be found in my journal. Post in Good Reads! - Credit: Cagle Cartoons, Universal UClick.

Toons: Abstinence Only 101, Ye 1800s, Heathen Americans and More. - 2/27/12


By Jimmy Margulies, The Record of Hackensack, NJ - 2/27/2012


By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 2/27/2012


By Chris Weyant, The Hill - 2/27/2012


By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune - 2/27/2012


By Kirk Walters, Toledo Blade - 2/27/2012


By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 2/27/2012 - Now I just want Girl Scout Cookies...


By Milt Priggee, www.miltpriggee.com - 2/27/2012 - "The New World Order"


By David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star - 2/27/2012


By Steve Benson, February 26, 2012


By Matt Davies, February 24, 2012


By Ted Rall, February 27, 2012


By Drew Sheneman, February 27, 2012


By Dan Wasserman, February 27, 2012


By Signe Wilkinson & Signe Wilkinson, February 27, 2012


By Chris Britt, February 26, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, February 27, 2012


By Jim Morin, February 28, 2012

Note: Recent editions can be found in my journal. Post in Good Reads! - Credit: Cagle Cartoons, Universal UClick.

From Virginia Suburb, a Dissident Chinese Writer Continues His Mission


The writer Yu Jie, his wife, Liu Min, and their son, Yu Guangyi, in Washington last month after China allowed them to leave. Living now in Fairfax, Va., Mr. Yu says he hopes to stay but sees his “lifelong goal as achieving democracy and freedom in China.” - Cliff Owen/Associated Press

By EDWARD WONG
Published: February 25, 2012

FAIRFAX, Va. — If the place that the Chinese writer Yu Jie and his family live in nowadays, a modest house in this pleasant Northern Virginia suburb, seems ordinary, the story of what brought them here is anything but.

In January, Mr. Yu, one of the foremost critics of China’s leadership, left China after months of abuse, house arrest and round-the-clock surveillance by the state. At its worst, it was flat-out torture: in a detention cell, security officers bent back Mr. Yu’s fingers one by one, kicked him in the chest and held burning cigarettes close to his face, he said.

“If the order comes from above, we can dig a pit to bury you alive in half an hour, and no one on earth would know,” Mr. Yu said the head officer told him.

Mr. Yu fainted and was taken to a hospital, where doctors pulled him from death’s door, he said. That was on Dec. 9, 2010. Months later, after returning home, he talked to family and friends about leaving China.

More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/world/asia/yu-jie-dissident-chinese-writer-continues-his-work-in-us.html?_r=1&hp

Toons: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt, Decepticon, Keep Them Under Control and More. - 2/24/12


By Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons - 2/24/2012


By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 2/24/2012


By Milt Priggee, www.miltpriggee.com - 2/24/2012


By Milt Priggee, www.miltpriggee.com - 2/24/2012


By Steve Greenberg, VCReporter, Ventura. CA - 2/23/2012


By Tony Auth, February 24, 2012


By Steve Benson, February 23, 2012


By Stuart Carlson, February 24, 2012


By Mike Luckovich, February 24, 2012


By Ted Rall, February 24, 2012


By Tom Toles, February 24, 2012


By Nick Anderson, February 24, 2012


By Mike Thompson, February 24, 2012


By Jim Morin, February 26, 2012

Note: Recent editions can be found in my journal. Post in Good Reads! Also I would be remiss if I didn't mention the new Occupy Group - Credit: Cagle Cartoons, Universal UClick.

Toons: Libertarian Bologna, Focus on the Uterus, Santorum Attacks and More. - 2/23/12


By Jimmy Margulies, The Record of Hackensack, NJ - 2/23/2012


By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune - 2/23/2012


By John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - 2/23/2012


By Jim Day, Politicalcartoons.com - 2/23/2012


By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 2/23/2012


By Randy Bish, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 2/23/2012


By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE - 2/23/2012


By Tom Janssen, The Netherlands - 2/23/2012


By Tony Auth, February 23, 2012


By Steve Benson, February 22, 2012


By Stuart Carlson, February 23, 2012


By Mike Luckovich, February 23, 2012


By Drew Sheneman, February 23, 2012


By Nick Anderson, February 23, 2012


By Steve Breen, February 22, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, February 23, 2012


By Jim Morin, February 24, 2012




By Jeff Danziger, February 23, 2012


Note: Recent editions can be found in my journal. Post in Good Reads! Also I would be remiss if I didn't mention the new Occupy Group - Credit: Cagle Cartoons, Universal UClick.

Romney's Rambler legacy

Memories of a junky car cause one vet to ponder whether George Romney's son, Mitt, would do any better serving the nation's poorer classes.
By Jeff Danziger

February 23, 2012

Jeff Danziger's editorial cartoons appear in The Times and other newspapers.


I was stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas, in 1968 for a year at an Army language school learning Vietnamese. During the breaks in the endless memorization of the endless monosyllabic vocabulary, we would escape over the border to Juarez, Mexico, or out into the wasteland of west Texas to reclaim a bit of sanity. I met a family through a church group that invited me to their ranch on weekends. And I still bless them for their thoughtfulness.

The grand dame of the family was a wonderful Texas horsewoman who always needed work done around the place. I recruited one or two fellow soldiers, and we spent the weekends building hay shelters and fixing the barns and exercising her quarter horses. She had a garden where fresh chili peppers grew in abundance the year around, and she made the best chili rellenos on the planet.

I was fairly good at the language school, but many of the other troops were not. Vietnamese is a tonal language, spoken in a sing-song, up-and-down sort of way. One wrong tone and you've changed the meaning completely. It's a hard language for Americans. For draftees, hoping to forestall reassignment to the infantry, it was a struggle. I helped some of the other soldiers, not always for charitable reasons. One hopeless fellow turned out to be passable barber; another had family in El Paso that would feed us dinner; a third had the best of all trading materials: a car.

More: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-danziger-rambler-20120223,0,4469233.story


Good read on the Mittens family legacy!

Rick Santorum or Satanic Heavy Metal: The Quiz


Houses of the Holy: Rick Santorum rocks out.

Can you tell the difference between Santorum quotes and Megadeth lyrics? Nope, you probably can't.
—By Asawin Suebsaeng
| Wed Feb. 22, 2012 3:00 AM PST

On his rise to the top of the Republican charts, Rick Santorum has picked up plugs and plaudits from media and entertainment luminaries including Glenn Beck, the Duggars, Pat Boone, and Dave Mustaine. Wait, what? Dave Mustaine? The heavy-metal ex-warlock is an admirer of Rick Santorum?

In a recent interview with MusicRadar, Mustaine—the Megadeth frontman, former Metallica guitarist, and pillar of the 1980s thrash metal movement—said that Santorum possesses some truly presidential qualities:

Earlier in the election…when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable. Also, just watching how he hasn't gotten into doing these horrible, horrible attack ads like Mitt Romney's done against Newt Gingrich…I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House…and that it's Rick Santorum.


To take the quiz click the start tab after entering a name: http://motherjones.com/media/2012/02/rick-santorum-heavy-metal-megadeth-quiz


I only got 3 out of 10. It's not as easy as you'd think.

Toons: Santorum Screening System, Onward Christian Soldiers, Lucky Stiffs and More. - 2/23/12


By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 2/22/2012


By Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons - 2/22/2012


By Jimmy Margulies, The Record of Hackensack, NJ - 2/22/2012


By RJ Matson, Roll Call - 2/22/2012 - I think that's John Boehner


By Rob Tornoe, Media Matters - 2/22/2012


By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 2/22/2012


By Larry Wright, The Detroit News - 2/22/2012


By John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - 2/22/2012


By David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star - 2/22/2012


By John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune - 2/22/2012


By Tony Auth, February 22, 2012


By Chan Lowe, February 22, 2012


By Mike Luckovich, February 22, 2012


By Ted Rall, February 22, 2012


By Drew Sheneman, February 22, 2012


By Tom Toles, February 22, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, February 22, 2012


By Mike Thompson, February 22, 2012


By Jim Morin, February 23, 2012

Note: Recent editions can be found in my journal. Post in Good Reads! Also I would be remiss if I didn't mention the new Occupy Underground Group - Credit: Cagle Cartoons, Universal UClick.

Toons: Holy White House Church, For Grand Inquisitor, Starting to Sweat and More. - 2/21/2012


By Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner - 2/21/2012


By RJ Matson, The St. Louis Post Dispatch - 2/21/2012


By RJ Matson, The St. Louis Post Dispatch - 2/21/2012


By Parker, Florida Today - 2/21/2012


By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 2/21/2012


By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune - 2/21/2012


By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 2/21/2012


By Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News - 2/21/2012


By John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - 2/21/2012


By Clay Bennett, February 21, 2012


By Stuart Carlson, February 21, 2012


By Mike Luckovich, February 21, 2012


By Ben Sargent, February 21, 2012


By Tom Toles, February 21, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, February 21, 2012


By Jim Morin, February 22, 2012




By Jeff Danziger, February 21, 2012

Note: Recent editions can be found in my journal. Post in Good Reads! Also I would be remiss if I didn't mention the new DU Occupy Underground Group - Credit: Cagle Cartoons, Universal UClick.
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