Category Archives: Holiday

Standard Christmas Gift Return Cartoon

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This is the time of the year cartoonists like to head over to the gift return department. Just draw a dissatisfied customer returning some unwanted political gift and presto, it’s back to the holiday schnapps.

My offering this year concerns Nancy Pelosi’s gifts of Christmas present and Christmas past.

The House impeached President Trump just in time for Christmas 2019. Ten years ago The Senate rushed Obamacare through on Christmas Eve. Speaker Pelosi said they had to pass the bill to find out what’s in it. But they’re still not sure.

In 2012The Supreme Court upheld The Affordable Care Act by calling the individual mandate to buy insurance a tax. But in 2017 Congress reduced the mandate to zero. So last month an appeals court ruled that if there’s no revenue there’s no tax, and killed the mandate. Then the court sent the case back to a judge in Texas who says with no mandate there can be no Obamacare. Got that?

Cheers!

New Year’s Coach Drop

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It’s that magical time of year when Cleveland Browns fans count down the dropping of the ball on the head of their football coach. So, out with Head Coach Freddie Kitchens and in with the new.

Here’s what Jason Gay had to say in this morning’s WSJ:

Consider the freshly dismissed Freddie Kitchens. Just a few hours ago, Freddie had to spend a lot of time worrying about the Cleveland Browns. Now he doesn’t have to worry about the Cleveland Browns ever again. Right there, that’s a life upgrade.

And he added:

In addition to Kitchens in Cleveland, the Giants parted ways with Pat Shurmur after two seasons.

The Browns parted ways with Shurmur in 2012.

Oops, the big ball just dropped on GM John Dorsey too. He’s the guy who hired Freddie as head coach.

Happy Thanksgiving

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Mayor Mike Milks Culture War

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President Obama warned Democrats that average Americans don’t want to tear down the system. But it seems some Democratic Primary candidates do. Michael Bloomberg figures he’s just the antidote for that problem. He’s no radical. In fact he was a Republican before he identified as a Democrat. Come to think of it, he was a Democrat before transitioning to Republican. And all without surgery. He’s his own bipartisan caucus. And he’s thinking about tossing his hat in the ring.

Mayor Mike

While Bloomberg was a Republican mayor of New York he supported the police Stop and Frisk program. And the murder rate plunged from 650 a year to 300 during his reign of terror. It’s true that most of those stopped and frisked were minorities, but then so were most of the murder victims. The murder decline could be a coincidence. But what politician wouldn’t take credit for it anyway? Um, Mayor Mike wouldn’t. He apologized for supporting Stop and Frisk.

As for Chick-fil-A, its CEO Dan Cathy is an evangelical Christian. And he tries to run his business by Christian principles. One of those principles was serving the poor through donations to the Salvation Army. But that upset culture warriors. That’s because the Salvation Army holds a traditional view of marriage. Like Obama sort of did, until he didn’t.

But Chick-fil-A needs to make money to do good. So, in an effort to get the world to eat more chicken, the company trimmed the Salvation Army from its Christmas list.

Vortex Phil

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The polar vortex isn’t sticking around for Groundhog Day. Hope it’s not too late for Phil. But if he’s unable to see his shadow AccuWeather will do it for him. The weather people say, “while frigid air may ease back a bit in the first and second week of February, the reprieve will be short-lived.”