Lasley On: Our Nation In Distress

Cartoonist/artist Richard Lasley is a native of Southern California, who attended Ventura College and the Art Center School of Los Angeles for Illustration and Design.

He has worked as a freelance artist for many agencies in Los Angeles, New York and was a member of The Illustrator’s Club of Los Angeles.

Currently he resides in Tubac, Arizona. His work is featured at Tubac Presidio Park.

70 Comments on "Lasley On: Our Nation In Distress"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | October 8, 2017 at 12:18 am | Reply

    The looney left might have a broken heart, but not mine.
    I personally think our nation is far better off now then under the secretive chocolate Jesus and his magical execative fiat pen and certainly far better off then with crocked Hillary in the white house. Hillary is only out for herself.
    I can’t imagine what progress could be made if the real republicans supported Trump.
    Elections have consequences and last November Trump won and Hillary lost. Resisting the outcome is little more then resisting reality.

    The Oracle

    • The Oracle of Tucson | October 8, 2017 at 8:01 am | Reply

      To the Editor:
      Did you write Lasley’s glowing achievements or did Lasley?
      Not that I’m a spelling and grammar expert, but then again I don’t have my own featured column.
      “Currently he resides in Tubac, Arizona. His worked is featured at Tubac Presidio Park”. His workED is featured?
      I’m trusting that’s similar to his artwork?

      The Oracle

      • The Oracle of Tucson | October 8, 2017 at 8:55 am | Reply

        Ed: Thanks for changing it, now he looks more smarted.

        The Oracle

        • As Usual U make No sense Mr Agitator Big O‼️ Obviously you continue to spew nothing that is fact.
          Just agitating BS that clearly displays your dysfunctional ugly behavior😜

        • Mr Big O …. best try to work on making
          YOUR horrid brain more “smarted” U OLD Turd ‼️💋

        • The Oracle of Tucson | October 9, 2017 at 4:47 am |

          Michelle: It’s sarcasm you ignorant twit. Had you read what was written in its entirety you might have seen that, instead consumed only with anger you attack anyone who dares to think differently then you do.
          If you notice Michelle I never start the name calling, you and your punk posse of trolls do that, I only respond.
          Your four day absence was so peaceful….

          The Oracle

        • You’re such a dip shit Orifice… you don’t even get it. Go bury your face in your asshole F.U.

      • The Oracle of Tucson | October 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Reply

        Welcome back TinTard, nice of you to add your irrelevant foul-mouthed hatred of anyone who doesn’t share your own wacked understanding of the world. But as the Jr. troll, it’s to be expected.
        How you make it out of moderation is always puzzling. Of course why you haven’t been barred from the site for your behavior is equally puzzling.

        The Oracle

  2. this country is and has been great way before your time , and yes trumps time…this country made this guy trump. putting a negative u.s. spin ,before being elected, was part of his game plan..he hated the pres. starting 17 years ago….obama took over the bush mess back then ..we were in trouble for many reasons, got us a recovery direction finally , making positive changes. no help, just negative b.s trump and his buds back then..here comes big man trump. he decides to ride on obamas coat tales, taking credit ..he had to, with his small brain president exp. ……..telling people america was all messed up, and wasn’t great anymore ,and he could make it great again, is just simply b.s…….sure lets try uprooting america and start all over? cahos has thicknd under trumps watch .learning to use his mouth and tweet finger it hasn’t been to good .trump loves america no question, trying to change everything in u.s at his expected pace shows building trump buildings is a game with completely different set of rules.our tracks of tears will create a real swamp. ……thats my beeeuuutifulley stated comment..if you don,t agree..well ,just admire the art value of lasley’s sketch and imagine it’s the tin man ready to knock since into trump …

    • Trump won. Not because he was so great, but because Hilary was so lousy! Because the actions of Obama were dismal. He won because it’s the rules the nation set at it’s founding and follows today. It could have been the other way, in fact the very reason he won was because the founders recognized that population centers could rule the nation, it’s what happen when Obaman won – look at that RED /BLUE map – this time is was TRUMP. I’m not a Trump proponent – but I do understand we are far better off than with a Clinton in office. And that’s the way it is this 8th day of September 2017 as Walter used to say it… It’s reality get on with it.

      Or perhaps these tears for the views of those like the liberal educated attorney that said she had no sympathy for those country western fans killed in las vegas because they are mostly gun loving republicans… now there is an example of the polarization of the nation that has the US SPLIT – perhaps terminally. A good reason to shed a tear indeed.

    • Might want to look in the mirror Rick? Did you think you and your attitude might be part of the problem. I put up with your boy Obama and watched this country start to slide off cliff but the only thing you have to offer is vitriol for our president. You want Hillary and all her baggage right. Well, got a hot tip for you. Might want to thank your lucky stars that you didn’t. Can’t stand it when things don’t work out your way can you. Just like the rest of the far left “progressive” idiots.

    • I’ve tried to make sense of your rambling disjointed so called “beautiful” statement and I cannot. But I offer my statement and it is not so beautiful as yours. This country has been in chaos for a long time. Beginning with the W.Bush years, mainly because the liberal media has done all it could to tear Bush down. Then we got some unknown and unverified man elected because of his very liberal views and for most people, because of the color of his skin. He then proceeded to divide this country and his policies were as destructive as a tornado as he swept across the country disrespecting the people. You remember ” “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
      Yeah, a real loser who spat on the Constitution. Then we get a psycho who is trying for the Presidency by “Hook and by Crook”, mostly Crook as Hillary tried for the second time. We voters are not stupid, and along came Trump, someone to believe could make a difference. But will the media give him a chance? Heck No, They would rather destroy this country than to see hope, hope we could be Great again, because after the last twelve years we have been in sharp decline in all ways, economically, morally and socially and we need help. We are like a hurt child with the adults abusing us and the liberal machine stomping their feet angrily because they were caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
      So whatever you and your ilk think, Trump was the Best choice for us as a country. You can resist all you want, childishly as is typical of liberal minds bent on winning at any cost but losing in the long run.

  3. R E Mansfield | October 8, 2017 at 6:10 am | Reply

    Again, the value of Lasley’s political cartoons is that their meaning is often left to the viewer. (Yes, most always the underlying context is anti-Trump.) In this case I see this one as demonstrating sadness over the mass murder in Las Vegas. There may be a deeper or broader meaning Lasley had in mind. Given his past cartoons, see more anti-Trump is very understandable. However, I’ll point out that Lasley has, almost without exception, chosen topics that are currently in the news – that is Las Vegas.

    I see in this cartoon a reminder of extraordinary liberal and conservative political hypocrisy on gun control. Anything new about that? We should shed a tear about that!!

    • Gun control or gun confiscation? Planned Parenthood has killed more babies in a week than the idiot madman in Vegas.

      • R E Mansfield | October 8, 2017 at 7:55 am | Reply

        So have automobiles!

        There is of course a strong political agenda on both sides of the gun control argument. The core of it is not discussed much at all. First, and foremost, there needs to be a very clear discussion of why we have a Second Amendment to our important Constitution. It’s there not because of hunting or the NRA! Most of our citizens are not educated on the fundamentals of our liberty.

        • Did you know that two thirds, or 66% of those killed by guns were suicides, people who killed themselves, not other people?

    • The Oracle of Tucson | October 8, 2017 at 8:48 am | Reply

      Lasley’s artistic talents do come through when he’s not consumed with his full throttle anti Trump rhetoric hate speech.
      This weeks graphite smudges are subjective st best since it clearly lacks any invitation of attention to anyplace or anything beyond the upside down flag and a crying uncle Sam.
      Perhaps if I’d dropped acid before seeing it I might see something that isn’t there, but without the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino or the mess left behind at the concert in the picture it’s connection to Vegas is vague if not entirely non existent.
      After a constant diet of Trump hate it’s truly hard to expect anything else on the plate.

      The Oracle

      • You HAVE dropped too much orange sunshine ACID in you days…MR the ORACLE of Tucson…just like your orange clown buddy 🤡

        • The Oracle of Tucson | October 8, 2017 at 11:27 am |

          Speaking of hate speech, welcome back Michelle.
          Care to add anything remotely relevent and non-insulting?

          The Oracle

      • R E Mansfield | October 8, 2017 at 9:54 am | Reply

        Can surely understand that.

        Maybe sometime we can “read” too much into some visuals and other times miss the subtle inferences.

  4. Mr Lasley…Thank you for taking the time to draw this Beautiful illustration that
    Represents the deep sorrow our nation feels over recent mass shooting. God Bless All the people that lost their lives and their families that suffer. Loving show of the patriotic man that you are..🇱🇷

    • and what about the CBS legal? Just an ok statement – no one else at CBS of like thought, no other team member knew of her leaning and thought – she was the lead of the team! No one knew her? Really? This is why CBS news – is such trash now.

    • The Oracle of Tucson | October 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Reply

      Michelle’s glowing paid endorsement is brought to you today by the George Soros foundation.
      In addition to being a paid cyber troll, Michelle is the self appointed agitator for the Anything Lasley Page.
      Michelle is actively recruiting other convoluted brainless lost souls to join her posse of agitaters.
      If you believe that work is a four letter word and your entitled to everything, then perhaps, you to should work as a paid cyber troll for the Soros foundation.
      In addition to flexible shifts primarily on Sundays and occasionally thru Tuesday, paid trolls receive a comprehensive benefits package including the delusional of relevance, a inordinate sense of grandeur, and as a bonus gift to show our admiration, your very own at home snowflake maker.
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  5. Although the president is not depicted, typical is the lack of substance as noted by the oracle. Yes were are broken hearted, but this drawing is about what? the storms, the loss of everything for some, the LV shootings. What exactly is this to represent? Not all are having the same affects of the above, some are some are not. The country as a whole is still trying to move on or is this in reference to the 4 soldiers killed in africa trying to help one of those nations improve itself? Doubt it as it is too american to acknowledge.

    This is supposed to be a drawing to help everyone come together maybe, but there are those that cannot see to let that happen and they inject their negativity just to see their names in print it seems. An attack where its not needed and words that are so out of wack to illustrate that people attack just for the sake of it, and will attack persons for the same reasons. Just wait, they will respond negatively to this but turnips have been known to do just that. remember some are right all the time in their own minds and everyone else is just not as smart as they are.

  6. ya just don’t get do ya..let me slpain somethin..this u.s.a. system of wonderfully elected white house members,don’t get it, but the future of this country has a mind of its own sometimes, it has to ..it knows its own elected human beings officials, our sometimes morons….. trying to make a ballanced system for all peoples?..she laughs sometimes..it tells the truth.when bush jr. was pres.,developing and festering problems w ere lurking about for years behind this guy bigtime…poor bush,who is a cool dude ,cheated into office even back then,used as a puppet by the righty reddy’s ,then crap hit the fan..poor poor bush……here comes big b. obama to clean up the now huge country mess.now that guy was calm cool and collective…did his 8..and now here comes big bad hillry babe..i don’t think it was time for back to back history making time… black president, right to a woman president, doesn,t seem possible to me any way…the pendilum swings back the other way,time and gravity wins the ballance act.which is needed in this country. power to the people will return some day. trump might mean well ..but he himself is being used as a puppet of time .. maybe someday we’ll
    get the magic man or woman, back in office of the land..we might not be around…dam shame..

    by the way ..lets sell buzzookas ,hand grenades..mini tanks,, rocket launchers.. bullet proof vests,, n.r.a would not make a sound ,just guns echoing in the air..with there sweet sound of financial victory….

    ….thanx for reading this.thanx to ADI …lasley,s art work will end up in tucson’s art muuuzzeeeumm someday ….imagine that…

    • R E Mansfield | October 9, 2017 at 4:52 am | Reply

      Rick,

      Been thinking a lot about you post here. You encapsulate the reality of where we are well. I would quibble with some of what you write; but will elaborate on it instead. And I may not get your meaning accurately.
      – Yes, W inherited a problem big economic problem from the Clinton administration that led to the Great Recession. Bush didn’t cause it. There is a reason Senator Dodd and Representative Frank did not run for re-election. They are as close as you can get, even more than President Clinton, to why we had the economic meltdown. But as President Truman said, “the buck stops here;” meaning with the Presidency. If you want to scare yourself, take a look at the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve (If you want to check it out: http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/WRESBAL). That all real money that doesn’t belong to the government. When the depositors start taking it out of the FED…this is one of the ways President Obama was able to keep spending, drive up the national debt and not pay the price. President Trump may get hosed. I suspect he knows it.

      – The election system we have is part of the structural glue that holds our federated republic together. If we go to a direct vote, we WILL fragment. And every one of us will suffer and for generations to come. Those who long for a direct vote for President are very misguided at best; likely very near sighted or blinded by ideology.

      – Bush did not cheat. His election was when the heavy polarization of our political process and the two parties became very evident. He sure got used by the neocons. He thought he could just be CEO. He did not have that extensive background and he got manipulated. President Trump on the other hand is an experience CEO (and a different personality).

      – Ms. Clinton’s arrogance and truly a sense of entitlement got her in trouble. And she surrounded herself with people who were much like her. And she had to content with Senator Sanders. She chose the absolute wrong tactic for our times – using the DNC to use “dirty tricks” against him. I was very much surprised that the two of them seemed to be having a love fest. She wasn’t really feeling the love for him. She had DWS ensuring his failure. Good old politics; not suited for our times because there is far too much visibility with people wanting the 15 minutes of fame. So for those who don’t like a President Trump…blame Hillary Clinton.

      – Right on, Rick; the pendulum does swing. This time it didn’t just swing right and left. It’s now three (or more) dimensional. President Trump is truly, in scientific terms, a discontinuity. President Obama was 100% correct in his assessment of Donald Trump – he is not politically ideological. We may not have had a president like this before. Andrew Jackson may be close. President Trump is actually a political party unto himself. He is creating that party’s ideology/dogma. He is neither left or right and that is why his “base” is solid. We may be seeing a viable third party being created. Imagine our political landscape 40% Demo, 30% Repub, 30% Trumperster? That’s about where we are now.

      – NRA comment, not. Without honest gun debate the NRA will continue to flourish. Our Constitution is what it is. There are ways to change it. Let’s be honest and open. In the USA gun ownership is not for hunting. Gun ownership is for protection and primarily for protection from foreign invaders and our own government. Is this currently logical? Maybe not. So why don’t our politicians take this on directly? Because they care more about re-election than sanity. Most anti-gun folks reek with hypocrisy. The NRA and its supporters are blind to reality. Many see the hypocrisy and still respect our Constitution. Without rational, honest and straight forward debate, better to side with the NRA.

      – I suspect you are correct. Looking at what I can see of Lasley’s art, some it of may end up in a museum. Some of what he has done for ADI would be candidates for a political art museum.

      Thanks, for making me think Rick. You and the Oracle have made some important points, once you strip out the anger/madness. Now I’ve offended you both.

      • The Oracle of Tucson | October 9, 2017 at 7:29 am | Reply

        No offense taken here. I rather enjoy your input rather we agree or not on its content.
        I actually consider myself a moderate and in the middle of the road on most issues.
        I come across as a hard right winger only because I’m tired of being pushed to the far left by winner take all partisan extremist.

        The Oracle

        • R E Mansfield | October 9, 2017 at 8:39 am |

          Oracle,
          I can understand that.
          As I have aged I become more “libertarian.” I’m usually on the conservative side on macro-economic issues and liberal on most social issues (except those trying to force something that has no place for federal government involvement or has motives other than stated). My guiding principles are based on central government involvement are not useful. In fact, leads to loss of liberty and freedom. But central government is necessary. Our Constitution has it about right. The nature of humans does not change much or fast.

          The partisan stuff makes me crazy because of the lack of real debate, and common purpose. The winner take all; at all costs is disgusting and will lead us to increasing chaos.

          I like this discussion group because there is passion, and Lasley gives a point of view (yes, biased) and something to debate; and often clarify my thinking.

      • Mr.RE Mansfield, Mr. Big O and all Trumpsters,

        The buck does not stop here with Trump. He cowardly blames and insults his staff and his fellow Republicans! Thank goodness Obama had the cerebral sense to get this country on the right upward track and out of near depression….handed to him by W. Bush! Didn’t the unnecessary Iraq invasion add to the debt? Does not the wall create debt? Will not the TX, FL, LA, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands create debt?….pay for a stupid wall??? The wall seems so insignificant. How are we going to pay for all of this? I believe we have priorities here to consider.

        Crooked Trump would not have been President without our adversary the Russian Dictator of Russia, Putin. Trump certainly is not the “glue” that holds our democracy together! Our children and grandchildren will be the ones to suffer. We can only hope another Obama will come along to get our nation back on track…. whether it be Republican, Democrat or independent!

        Bush did not cheat???? He was handed the Presidency by the Supreme Court! Call it what you may.

        Respectful ideology and willingness to compromise…Obama was all about respect and compromise, but unable to do many good things for our country due to the Republicans deciding up front to make Obama a one-term president! Fact…They failed!! GOP blocked at every turn. Everything that was good for this country was NO. They became the party of “NO” and not willing to compromise. How quickly we forget!

        Let’s remember Hillary Clinton has devoted her entire life to this
        country! True or not you will find many politicians have a sense of entitlement! Check out the travel expenses in the White House at present. Dirty tricks are part of the game these days too…doesn’t make it right. She is the first to admit she didn’t do everything right during the campaign, but GOP’ers wanted her “locked up”! For what reason? She was never found guilty of anything! (innocent until proven guilty?). I trust she knows better than anyone of her many contributions to this country which is a great consolation for her….
        Americans will not forget that Hillary won the popular vote by 3,000,000! S0… Thank you Hillary!

        Yes, the political pendulum has swung right and left. You can rest assured the Republicans will get us into war every time. When will they learn “WAR is STUPID” unless absolutely necessary!!!

        All NRA’ers should show respect and love to the American citizens by encouraging their members to give up their weapons of war for the sake of all Americans. Turn in the weapons of war used to kill masses of American citizens! Realize that the second amendment was written during the time of one-shot muskets!!

        Gun owners be patriotic not fearful and give up the weapons that create killing fields! Tell us, who needs bump stocks turning weapons into weapons of mass killings???

        Since none of our politicians can’t seem to come up with compromising solutions…lets put it all on the ballot! Let Americans Choose…

        GOD BLESS AMERICA

        • The lefts reaction to the “CUP IT UP RESTAURANT” so indicative of what this nation and these ‘liberal’ people have come to… the persecution of Christians just over the horizon, the destruction of this nation now coming into view, the price that will be paid will be like nothing the earth has ever seen and they will continue to curse God. And these are the times in which we live. Maranatha!

        • The Oracle of Tucson | October 9, 2017 at 8:47 pm |

          The above comment is brought to you today by the George Soros foundation.

        • The Oracle of Tucson | October 9, 2017 at 11:51 pm |

          Poor Michelle, off the meds again or just unhinged again? Is group not helping? Seems like your always in some regular weekly meltdown mode.

          I’ll try to address your tantrum, point by point without all of the emotional clutter:
          Despite you hurt and damaged feelings on the issue, Donald J. Trump is the lawful sitting President of the US, so please just get over it.
          As the president, he alone chooses his staff and like any CEO he alone retains or terminates them as he alone sees fit, anyone working for the President serves at his pleasure, if you want to change it, I’d suggest you run for President.
          Obama was an international joke on his worldwide appology tour. I’m surprised he didn’t bow to the Burger King guy. He was devoid of any cerebral sense as you claim, a real recovery Vs. stagnant growth are not the same things. My dog created more shovel-ready jobs than Obama ever did and her contributions are grossly overlooked. I’m sure with your all-consuming anti-Trump hate you have no memory space left for real facts but we only have to recall Solyndra. Obama’s Energy Department provided a whopping $535 million loan guarantee to the politically connected but financially broke solar panel firm as part of the 2009 stimulus bill. Not long after building its new factory, the California the firm filed for bankruptcy protection and an FBI investigation ensued. The company did not find a buyer and eventually closed down. Gone was the huge Obama half billion gift of taxpayers money. Subsequently, other subsidized green energy companies also collapsed at the further expense of gifted public funds.
          Keep blaming G.W.Bush but, Obama could have pulled the plug on either Iraq or Afganistan at any time, but seeing the necessity to national security, Obama even ramped up our involvement escalating with troops and drone strikes. Obama often selectively targeted US citizens for these strikes unlike anyone else in office before him. If as claimed by your “expert opinon” this was unnecessary then why did it continue under his “leadership”?
          The Wall could have been funded just on what Obama wasted on his great stimulus package to line the pockets of the connected while claiming it was for the poor, you do recall free phones, free checks, everything free. The package should have been called the free everything for your votes. So to claim Trump’s plans for a wall is a colossal waste of public funding is beyond hypocritical, sour grapes and small potatoes in any nonpartisan comparison.
          Perhaps where you live the wall appears unnecessary, but here at ground zero, we welcome it. Your partisan objections to it exemplifies your ignorance to anything beyond your own nose. Your objections expose your selfish attitudes to anyone not living in your all-inclusive progrssive Portland.
          After months and months of hearing the Senate just released that no credible evidence exists to support your unfounded claims that the Russians are responsible for Trump’s victory. Perhaps a closer examination of Hillary’s worthless book cover should reveal everything you need to know. “What Went Wrong”, Hillary Clinton. Look it’s a question and the answer all on the same page.
          If God is truly merciful we will never again see anyone like B.H. Obama as the President.
          Your chocolate Jesus gave us:
          The IRS Targeting Scandal: In 2013, Lois Lerner, former director of the IRS Exempt Organizations division, admitted that officials in the IRS’ Cincinnati office acted improperly in targeting only conservative organizations. her actions attempted to preempt the release of a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report, which found a sustained targeting and harassment of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Lerner asserted her innocence in the matter before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, then cowardly invoked her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination to avoid any cross-examination of her bogus claims and fabricated lies. The House voted to find her in contempt of Congress. But the lies and corrupt influence just continued, as Justice Department prosecutor Barbara Bosserman, who had donated $6,750 to Obama’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee from 2004 to 2012, claimed to have fully investigated the matter and then declined to bring up charges. The Justice Department was aware of the matter two years before Congress, but took no action, according to documents obtained by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act. Partisan politics?
          VA Waiting List: The Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general first noted the waiting list problem at a Phoenix clinic in 2014 and then found several other clinics locations with similar problems. Veterans were placed on phony waiting lists, and some even died while waiting for care. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki was forced resigned from his position. In an early 2015 follow-up report, the inspector general found about 800,000 records and applications delayed in the VA system, and more than 300,000 might have died from neglect of promised care. In late 2015, another inspector general report found that at the Phoenix clinic, where the controversy was first discovered, another 200 veterans died while waiting for care on the waiting list and at least one could have been saved had he received proper care on a timelier basis. While both Republicans and Democrats expressed outrage over the matter no one was charged.
          GSA Spending Spree: In 2012, Martha N. Johnson, the then administrator of the General Services Administration, resigned after the federal procurement agency was engulfed in controversy. The department was accused of allowing excessive spending on travel and conferences for the agency and employees. Johnson admitted in her resignation letter that “taxpayer dollars were squandered.” Some of the spendings included Las Vegas trips where employees had a $31,000 reception that included a clown mind reader. The organizer of the event, GSA regional commissioner Jeffrey Neely, was photographed in a Las Vegas hotel bathtub with a wine glass. Neely was indicted on three counts of making false claims, one count of using false documents, and one count of making false statements. He was later sentenced to a surprisingly harsh three months in prison.
          The Attack on the Benghazi Compound: On Sept. 11, 2012, just weeks before a presidential election, terrorists attacked U.S. government facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Obama after being briefed declined to offer any assistance to this under attack even though US military assets were within striking range in Italy. Obama administration officials initially blamed this attack on a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim YouTube video that spun out of control. Days later, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly released a statement false that said: “Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior, along with the protest that took place at our embassy in Cairo yesterday, as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet.” The following weekend, then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice knowingly lied, when she went on several Sunday morning news programs to blame the video for provoking the attack. However, as the truth leaked out, the administration eventually conceded the incident was a terrorist attack. Obama had been campaigning on having decimated al-Qaeda and killing Osama bin Laden. So a terrorist attack interfered with this campaigns false narrative that the event was sparked by a protest. Before a Senate panel in January 2013, Clinton famously said, “What difference at this point does it make,” whether the attack was prompted by a terrorist or an out-of-control protest. I’m sure it made a huge difference to those wounded and killed as well as to their families.
          The Clinton Emails: It was the Benghazi committee that first discovered that before, during, and after her time as secretary of state, Clinton maintained a private email server. This prompted the FBI to investigate questions of whether Clinton violated federal law in terms of storing classified information. In July 2016, FBI Director James Comey announced the whitewashed investigation was completed and concluded that Clinton and her staff had been “extremely careless.” However, he determined that there was no intent to put classified national security information in danger and would not warrant prosecution. During her testimony, Clinton told the House Benghazi committee, “There was nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received.” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said he would ask the FBI to investigate whether Clinton lied to Congress.

          Fast and Furious Gun Walking: Operation Fast and Furious was a poorly thought out and misguided Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives program, meant to be a sting operation. It allowed about 2,000 guns to flow into Mexico allowing Mexican drug trafficking organizations to freely get these firearms under federal supervision but authorities lost control of the guns. Fast and Furious began in the fall of 2009 and was halted in December 2010 after two of the guns from the failed operation were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona. After more than a year of the Justice Department stonewalling to provide documents to the House Oversight Committee, 17 House Democrats joined nearly all House Republicans to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. In June of the same year, documents showed that 69 people were killed by the lost guns the ATF had allowed to flow into Mexico, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.

          DOJ and the New Black Panther Party: On Election Day 2008, hours before Obama was first elected, two members of the New Black Panther Party stood outside the door of a polling place in Philadelphia in paramilitary outfits. One of the men was carrying a nightstick. The two men were caught on video seemingly intimidating voters. While George W. Bush was still president, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party, which even the liberal Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as a hate group. However, by May of 2009, the Obama administration’s Department of Justice and Holder, then-attorney general, dropped the case with no further comment.

          A Job for Sestak: In 2010, Rep. Joe Sestak, who was challenging Sen. Arlen Specter in a Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, said that the Obama administration had offered him a job to dissuade him from entering the race. Obama had endorsed Specter, who had recently switched allegiance from the Republican to the Democrat Party during the early months of Obama’s presidency. The White House refused to answer questions on this matter for several months. Issa, the then-ranking member of the House oversight panel, suggested such an offer could be illegal. Specter also pressed Sestak to answer more questions about the alleged offer. After Sestak defeated Specter for the nomination, White House counsel Robert Bauer released a memo asserting that nothing improper occurred and that Obama’s offer was to serve on an unpaid presidential advisory board that would allow him to continue to serve in the House.

          And yet you continue to blame Bush as a cheater? In your claims “He was handed the Presidency by the Supreme Court”, well, they are the highest court in the land and have the final say on the matter, if you want to blame someone blames the court. Better yet become a judge and work your way up to sitting on the bench, until then you’re little more than an unqualified armchair snowflake.

          “Respectful ideology and willingness to compromise” despite your magical memory, these traits were totally lost during the Obama years, to claim it was present is to undermine your own credibility. “Elections have consequences” is a fine example of this lack of Obama era respectful ideology and willingness to compromise, throw in the magical pen with unlawful executive orders designed to bypass the checks and balances of the legislative branch and you have King Barrack. How quickly YOU forget!
          Let’s remember Hillary Clinton has devoted her entire life to enriching herself at the publics expense. True she does have a sense of entitlement. The theft of everything not nailed down at the white house overshadows the peaceful transition of power. The childish antics of removing the “W” key from all Whitehouse keyboards was beyond childish but committed out of petty partisanship over not respecting the institution, so please spare us the glowing endorsements.
          Hillary is still dogged by the WikiLeaks dump of her campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails which exposed the corruption and cronyism of her campaign as well as her time in office.
          Mrs. Clinton had a very cozy and highly improper relationship with the mainstream media. CNN contributor and then adviser to the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile sided with the Clinton campaign and gave her advanced notice of a CNN town hall question that she thought might give Mrs. Clinton pan advantage. Mrs. Clinton’s campaign lauded a New York Times reporter for “teeing up” stories for them, and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for hammering home their talking points. The Boston Globe helped Mrs. Clinton’s team maximize her presence in New England during the primaries and CNBC’s John Harwood bragged to them about dogging Donald Trump during a Republican primary debate that he moderated.
          Under Hillary’s tenure, the State Department paid special attention to “Friends of Bill.” After the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake, a senior aide to then-Secretary of State Clinton repeatedly gave special attention to those identified by the abbreviations “FOB” (Friends of Bill) or “WJC VIPs” (William Jefferson Clinton VIPs), referring to the former president. The emails show Mrs. Clinton’s State Department prioritized and benefited Mr. Clinton’s friends in the $10 billion recovery effort. The State Department also polled the popularity of Mr. Clinton in Haiti and shared the results with him.
          Mrs. Clinton argued for “a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders.” Mrs. Clinton’s dream for America looks a lot like the European Union. She reportedly told investors in a paid speech to Brazilian Banco Itau in 2013: “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that’s as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” Without borders, there are no countries, including the United States.
          The Clinton campaign was in touch with Department of Justice officials regarding the release of her emails. Brian Fallon, Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman, and former Justice Department staffer appeared to have discussions with sources inside the DOJ about ongoing open records lawsuits requesting access to her emails while serving as secretary of state. In an email from May 2015, Mr. Fallon said that “DOJ folks” had “informed” him about the upcoming status conference in one of the lawsuits.
          The Clinton camp was tipped off to the release of the Benghazi emails. In April 2015, Clinton campaign Deputy Communications Director Kristina Schake referred to a “tip” from a source regarding when the State Department planned to release Mrs. Clinton’s Benghazi emails. Mrs. Clinton’s lawyer Heather Samuelson followed up on the tip, writing: “Latest: Still aiming for Friday, but potential it gets delayed until early next week because still moving through an interagency review process. Will check back tomorrow and keep you posted. Quick update on this — DOS says the release of the 300 will likely happen on Thurs or Friday. Will keep you posted as I hear anything further on my end. Thx.”
          Mrs. Clinton admitted sometimes her public and private positions differ. In a 2013 speech before the National Multi-Housing Council, Mrs. Clinton indicated her public positions may differ with her private positions because politics is an ugly business. “Politics is like sausage being made,” Mrs. Clinton said. “It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the backroom discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”
          Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman mocked Catholics and evangelicals as “severely backward.” Hacked emails show Mrs. Clinton’s campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri and other Clinton allies openly talking about Catholics being “severely backward” and charging that they don’t know “what the hell they’re talking about.” The April 2011 discussion between Ms. Palmieri and John Halpin, a senior fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress, mocks media mogul Rupert Murdoch for raising his children in the Catholic Church and said that most “powerful elements” in the conservative movement are all Catholic.
          Mrs. Clinton admitted she has a hard time relating to the struggles of the middle class. In a 2014 speech for Goldman Sachs and BlackRock, Mrs. Clinton admitted her riches and public persona lifestyle isolated her from the financial struggles of most of the country, says her memories of her childhood is how she connects now to everyday Americans. “Obviously, I’m kind of far removed because the life I’ve lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy,” Mrs. Clinton said of relating to the middle class.
          Mrs. Clinton campaign used Benghazi as a distraction from the email scandal.Mrs. Clinton’s campaign tried to make her email scandal disappear during the Benghazi probe by trying to conflate and confuse the two separate incidents. Mr. Podesta told aides in March 2015 to steer the media’s attention from the email scandal to the House Benghazi investigation, which they felt had already been painted in the media as a Republican witch hunt.
          The Clinton team strategized on how best to delay releasing emails, knowing it was against the law. After receiving a subpoena for her emails, Clinton insider Phillipe Reines in March 2015 discussed strategies to use as an excuse not to release all of her emails. It appeared to constitute a conscious effort of the Clinton camp to frustrate and delay the congressional subpoena. Mr. Reines said of the emails: “Not flippantly, and maybe just from Nick’s (Merrill, Clinton spokesman) mouth — but rather than going around on how to release the 55k let’s just be for what’s happening and use this as an excuse. Because we can say even if State has equities, not providing them would put her in legal jeopardy OR we can say happy for them to have it, happy for them to have them as soon as State is comfortable.”
          At the urging of the Hillary camp and the DNC, at least a half-dozen Democratic electors signed onto a partisan attempt to block Donald Trump from winning an Electoral College majority, an effort designed not only to deny Trump the presidency but also to undermine the legitimacy of the institution. The presidential electors, mostly former Bernie Sanders supporters who hail from Washington state and Colorado, lobbied their Republican counterparts in other states to reject their oaths — and in some cases violate state law to vote against Trump when the Electoral College met in Dec. of 2016. This latest attempt to win by cheating is typical of the left. The rules of the election are not subject to manipulation by dissatisfied and disolutioned snowflakes.
          And yet you mistakingly think she’s your hero and political savior, dedicated to the improvement of the middle class? Yes by all means, “Thank you Hillary”!
          As for the record on America going to war, historicly this is almost equally mixed by party affiliation, and depending on who’s facts your using to drive home the point its still a neck in neck total, debuking your point.
          Your thoughts on firarms are again driven solely by emotions and as always are devoid of any real subsative knowlegde on the subject matter. The very same Surpreme Court that allows you to murder your unborn child to your satisfation is the very same court that inturpts the right of the people to own firearms to your displeasure. So which lie is it? Are they great or what?
          Your assertion that the second amendment only applies to muskets is as stupid to claim the first amendment only applies to quill and ink.
          Nice try Michelle but thankfully reality always prevails over emotional meltdowns.

          The Oracle

        • R E Mansfield | October 10, 2017 at 1:15 pm |

          Oh my, am I confused.
          Help me Michelle, please.
          But first, if you have read, really read what I have written, I make no excuses for the President! None! I do, however, support his position on sports figures and the National Anthem. I explained why. That has nothing to do with him!!! I have my opinions (supported by some rationale) and this one just happens to be close to his.

          The Lasley cartoons present insights that need reasoned discussion. You responded to my comments to Rick. Why don’t you respond directly to those and to me if you disagree. Had to tell when you lump us all together. Give some analysis and facts, not statements as if they are fact. For instance, did you look at the Federal Reserve chart? Do you know what it means. It means that we are going to have hyper-inflation if we don’t control government spending. Government laid the foundation for the mess Obama had to deal with. And that’s complicated. Here’s another fact, for political (and I think some good academic social progress thinking) Senator Chris Dodd and Representative Barney Franks started tinkering with the mortgage rules. Yes, expanding home ownership is a good thing for lower income folks. It gives the less affluent in our society a chance for a better economic life and a personal stake in capitalism. President Clinton liked the idea (me too). But the Wall Street crowd and others (wonder why there are so many house flippers and reality TV shows about them?) saw it as a way to get a quick buck; lots of quick bucks. What happened was the Great Recession. So that was Bush’s fault? (Bush started the correction before Obama was elected.) If you care to look at the record, warning bells were going off, and Mr. Dodd and Mr. Frank did little, and President Clinton passed it on to Bush; who had a little issue early in his first term of office called 9/11. Obama got not an economic problem from Bush but from Dodd and Frank with help from Clinton. FACT. That is why Dodd and Frank took their retirement rather than run for re-election.

          I see little that Hillary Clinton has done but look after her self-interest. To me and I find others, Benghazi was about a cover-up or a misleading story. It was about dereliction of duty. Good God, had she not heard of 9/11? Shouldn’t any SecState be on high alert around that time, particularly in the Middle East? She was not responsible! She wouldn’t be. But she was accountable and had the authority to make sure all was being done to protect our people most likely to be in harm’s way. An American ambassador was killed! That is a terrible thing. A person who takes there job seriously would have accepted accountability (not responsibility) and resigned. President Obama should have asked for her resignation! Of course I’m an old senior military officer, but I firmly believe major failure is often the leader’s fault. Given all Mrs. Clinton testified to, it was very clear she delegated her most important function – the lives of her people in harms way. As were often told, “You are the commander, if you have major failure, it does not matter if you are incompetent or unlucky, you are fired!” Being in public service for most of one’s life is no qualification. Richard Nixon spent most of his life in public service–that didn’t work out well either. Sorry, attendance is not a substitute for performance. Hillary Clinton appears to have been consumed by one thing – be President of the United States. She may have been a better president than Donald Trump. But she disqualified herself in many ways.

          So what’s wrong with my point about the Constitution and guns? It’s truth. The one-shot musket was state-of-the-art at the time. Now there are better guns and we have them. Thankfully not all of them! (BTW there were some early multi-shot guns but very expensive. It was not until the Plains Indian Wars that single fire guns lost favor, hence the revolver ca. 1830 and repeating rifles ca. 1840’s: after the civil war single shot muskets not used much.) The Founder’s were not focusing on the weapon. Sure, who needs “bump stocks?” No one. Do we still need a Second Amendment to protect us from invasion and our government? The Founder’s anticipate things may change. That is why there is a process in our Constitution of change it. What stops the compromise you would like is that both Donkeys and Elephants will not take one issue at a time. If they did they would have to be specifically accountable for each vote they take! Hey, this thought just hit me. I love movies. “Escape from LA” is one of my favorite action ones. There was some good writing in it. We had Robocop (bad) when Detroit was in violent convulsions; maybe “Escape from Chicago” is in the works? I can see a Ram Emanuel character in it. I wonder who could play the part of Snake Pliskin? But I now digress.

          I could go on, but would like to deal in specifics, where possible. And false analogies don’t work well either.

          Actually, I agree with you last sentence completely! Given the technology that is available I think that we could logically consider doing away with many votes of Congress and have direct citizen voting on very important bills. But that means that we may need to be a lot better educated that we are. However, I do believe that the majority of us are more attuned what is good for us that the just about all the folks elected to federal office. They, for the most part, are just representing their own political views and under the control of their party. Low voter turn-out is the symptom of this. Most of us hope we can ignore them. Those days are numbered. Kind of like communists; agree, be quite or get purged.

          Can you help me where my facts are wrong? I grant my conclusions may be very poor based on the facts. And it hard on an old man when the dialogue rambles off the topic. That usually happens when the personal attacks begin.

          I really appreciate the Lasley cartoons, even if they only point out the flaws of the President. But I have not found one that is not based on a factual statement or event – Lasley give his interpretation. And Lasley does not go into any explanation of his cartoon. That’s for us to debate…with facts, not assumptions and political rhetoric.

    • The Oracle of Tucson | October 9, 2017 at 4:54 am | Reply

      Is English a second llanguage for you Rick?
      Sometimes I think a translator would be useful…

      The Oracle

      • A shrink would be USEFUL for YOU Mr. BIG O❗️Hopefully it will
        Help to improve your social skills and guide you towards kindness and love💋

        • The Oracle of Tucson | October 10, 2017 at 12:07 am |

          Based on your nonstop attack dribble, you’re devoid of both so whats your point princess?

          The Oracle

  7. I think Lasley drew something with one meaning, that actually might have hit on a key element of reality – The Nation is in collapse – from within. Enough to make an old man cry.

  8. Lasley does a nice job of showing Uncle Sam as an attractive Trump look alike.

  9. It is beyond me why You Trumpsters can not see the deep sorrow this drawing illustrates after the worst mass shootings in Modern American history .
    PS: Again….I speak from my heart and don’t need to be paid. YOU ..The Oracle of Tucson, Is the hateful agitator at this site! You don’t even need payment as You get off on being a pathetic brainless AGITATOR❗️What a strange way to amuse your perverted ugly self💋-off

  10. key element of reality..billy says about the lasley masterpiece ..that’s a good sign… ree tweak ing’
    … ones mind these day’s is tough…tweek your mind and imagine trump as uncle sam on mount rushmore..on second thought, wipe that image away…ive got nothing more to say thus far on this weeks sketch..only to say that one tear say’s alot about ourselves these day’s…..seems were learning some extra hard problem solving lessons we should have bitten in the ass … way back….meanwhile domestic terrorism is fuckin up everything..”whats our excuse? … god bless all victims of this home grown evil in this country….and as trump says
    looooooosers hiding all around the world..until next time…peace……Charleston Heston?…wow

  11. Mansfield is the only one that gets it. The rest of you guys are completely lost. It’s like… L. V. You guys! You’re all talking nonsense, clueless, unfocused shit with zero compassion and care for human life… Wake up! I’m so fed up with your unaware-lost-selfish-tunnel-vision careless BS, I wish Mr Lasley would just stop publishing his fucking genius… you’re not worth his time or GIFT!
    Goodbye!!!

    • Yes Mr Tin❗️It is shocking how these self absorbed Trumpsters continue with
      Cruel, Crude, completely closed minded with no regard to anything other than their selfishness. They mirror Trump’s ongoing narcissistic behavior. Mr Big Orifice is simply a miserable Old Turd❗️You …Mr Tin are Right On and you handle these losers just the way they deserve❗️👍👍👍Agreed about Mr. Mansfield in
      Regards to The value of Mr. Lasley’s illustrations. He doesn’t share many of my political opinions, but he try’s to be diplomatic and he try’s to be level minded. See you next week Mr. Tin❗️👍

      • PS: Many viewers do not engage, but watch with enlightenment of Lasley’s Art❗️Very thought provoking and amusing as these Trumpsters show their ugly ness 👍 This weeks illustration should have touched their hearts after such tragedy in our nation….but No they all choose to translate into crap❗️Remember they did the same thing when he honored an American hero? I don’t share McCain’s policy, but he has served our country and deserved to be honored. But again these Trumpsters prefer to spew hatefulness❗️Their mentality shines through every Sunday… Some say they are Christian church goers ❗️Ha can you imagine….How holy….😂

        • R E Mansfield | October 10, 2017 at 9:12 pm |

          Michelle,
          You are right about the viewers. I really wish more would participate.

          You are assuming I don’t share your political opinions. You may have read a few weeks back my comment about assuming. I think a little closer reading of my comments may change you mind some on what you are assuming.

          I would hope I’m actually rather polite in my discourse; not necessarily diplomatic.

          Liberal, Conservative, Libertarian, Trumpster, atheist, Evangelical, gender, race, age, rich, poor, blah, blah, blah…I will disagree or agree based most often on fact and reason (some things are based on faith and conviction). I have limited tolerance for those who try to tell us how to live our lives as adults. As children we need to be taught some basic principles of conduct and educated to be free adults and enjoy liberty, and let others do the same. As adults if our families and those who care for us did a decant job, we don’t need to be told which end of the egg to eat from. We don’t need a policy or law for every possible situation.

          What best guides my political thinking are the words attributed to Emiliano Zapata, “I would rather die on my feet, than live on my knees.” Our current batch of politicians continually try to drive us to our knees, so to speak. Each faction in somewhat different ways. They want to dominate us; to separate us. Maybe they always have; I just now may realize and see it. For me, our children and grandchildren don’t need what the political buffoons (not just left or right) are pedaling. We will all be made Eloi if we swallow their BS.

          No one has to agree with me at all. But I will treat all as respectfully as I can. (Sometime I fail at that!)

    • Hang in with us Tin!

      • To RE Mansfield, I do not think I am assuming. However, I will go back and read your writings. You are the most polite and diplomatic at this site. You are respectful and articulate better than anyone here. In fact, the things you’ve just written above, I am in agreement. I am happy you are here and enjoy your input. I wish I could be polite, but I have been attacked by these Trumpsters continually each time I voice my opinion. So instead I just humor them and myself over it all. I certainly don’t take anything personal as none of them know me. I doubt that anyone will change their strong opinions, but hopefully something positive can be learned one way or another here. 🙂

  12. The Difference between $hit and Shinola | October 9, 2017 at 8:31 pm | Reply

    To Tin and Michelle

    Here come Dat Bois.

    Shitposting again.

    • Why don’t you share words regarding subject matter regarding Lasley’s beautiful illustration? Or are You just knowledgeable in regards to appropriate 💩? I am curious how you judge Mr Big O and the rest of the Trumpster’s hateful 💩? Elaborate Mr knowabout💩❗️💋

  13. trump the divert techniq man.what happened? we don,t really know ..confusion,diversion, all the stuff this guy trump talks about..new roads ..tax reform.healthcare,some sort of long gigantic wall..his dumb two cents on trans military. his stupid football diversion, which first started out as a kneel protesting black and minority rights, while trump blows it up into diversion tactic and won,t drop it.. he uses fake news tactics to piss people off then diverts,he bad mouths his own staff who he just joyfully hired months before..diversion tactics.. .. highers the moo00se..diversion..tweets over and over just to strike a nerve diverting from his last diversion tactic ..fires hires fire hire man..diversion..screw you american dems .he says.your all evil…..now that’s just a real dumb kkk diversion tactic ..he’s pissin alot of people off that try to help this dude,s inexperience level.. and alot of other cute little stupid games ….trump is really blowing it … cahos and confusion is what this man wants..its the only way to give himself time to figure out another diversion tactic.. while the boy,s back at the white house are scratching there heads dumbfounded on how we keep our asses out of trouble while our reputation around the world..gets worse ..its, hard for trump to actually understand even what the priority,s are..this man is lost in the middle of his own swamp…russian investigation was diverted .. then reused as another diversion ..”then calm before the storm” comment diversion tactic thinking he,s cute and funny..meanwhile leaders around the world are can’t look trump in eyes very long without thinking something strange is wrong with this man”’if he can do this crap to the white house causing this kind of meltdown cahos….well folks we could be heading for ww.3…exploding within..i say before that happens another candidate for office will be fairly elected for a change, and america will be closer to what it was meant to be ,hundreds of years ago…get your priorities in order mr.trump..oops i forgot..he hasn’t figured that stuff out yet……if you completly disagree with this commentary …well that,s alright ..at least got your attention …..

  14. ORACLE HAS A CRUSH ON MICHELLE

    • The Oracle of Tucson | October 10, 2017 at 9:40 am | Reply

      Hey Rick: I seriously figured now that your a second grader they might have instructed you on how to unlock your caps lock key.
      Truthfully I wouldn’t urinate on you or her if you both spontaneously erupted in flames.
      Just more sad lies you tell yourselves to pretend your remotely relevent. Another example of the libtard tactics of distraction, deflection and diversion to justify your bratty criminally flawed princesses failure to secure the white house under the long standing and time honored rules of the electoral college.
      Perhaps another helping of Kool-aid? Your must be parched being a resistance fighter….

      The Oracle

  15. OH MY❗️Looks like Mr Big Orifice Oracle is having a MELT DOWN‼️💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋

    • The Oracle of Tucson | October 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm | Reply

      More silly and stupid emojis to hide the fact that your incapable of writing anything remotely relevent let alone intelligent?
      More lies, omissions, deflections, diversions and distractions no wonder your a paid cyber troll.

      The Oracle

  16. I READ THE FAMOUS 5 FOOT LONG BIG O COMMENTARY…no one blames bush ..mostly the nurds that puppet cheated him into office back then….obama’s tax payers money? 1000,s if not millions have been spent on just private jet flites by trumps staff members alone and yes you guessed it YOUR MONEY…SOLAR PANEL BUISNESS IS BOOMING…drones work well,the last i heard…by the way..the big stupid wall is not planned for portland..dumb ass..why do you divert to history hillary?mmmm mmaybe diversionary tactic…wether you like it or not ,,big .O obama and hillary are not the president…get over it..couldn,t beleive it..but” mrs clinton” was respectively used quit often….and one more thing…the word ‘snowflake’ was used …thats a flag up …michelle watch your back this guy thinks the walls is due for portland…

  17. David Thompson | October 10, 2017 at 12:56 pm | Reply

    I generally don’t engage in these insult slinging rants but i must say Michell you are the last person to judge and insult the folks of the other point of view. You give us all a bad name as does the oracle guy.

    • Dave,
      Do not join the insult-judging-fest.
      You point of view on the Lasley cartoons would be good to know.
      As it think more about this one, he is likely not making any reference to the President. It may be just an expression of mourning for the dead in Las Vegas. The upside down flag representing that we seem to be in upside down circumstances.
      An sadness by Uncle Sam (many of us) wanting our elected officials to make things right.

      • David Thompson | October 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm | Reply

        If you are curious about political view of the toons. For the most part I vehemently disagree with most of his positions and presentations as they show the myopic view of the left (far) unfortunately the right bites on their bait and it generally devolves into the trash we see on a national level. I applaud the ADI for having the courage and dedication to free speech.

        • R E Mansfield | October 10, 2017 at 8:36 pm |

          Much of this disagreeable name calling over that seems to be based on limited reasoning reminds me of the war between Lilliput and Blefuscu. If you recall the book many of us read many years ago as a children’s story – Gulliver’s Travels. It was political parody of the time, not a children’s tale at all. Many time we seem to viciously argue like the inhabitants of Swift’s two fictional islands. What end of a hard boil eggs to you open to eat it’s contents? Seems like Donkey’s and Elephants going at it right here.

    • Mr Dave You all have created
      Your own “bad name”….for yourselves… And…..it is appalling….So far I have not
      Seen any of you experience opposition on other ADI subject matters. They are simply used to just
      Having RED state
      Views in agreement.They can’t handle it and go crazy with attacking. I will not let them or Mr. Big O continually 💩 on me for not agreeing with them. ….Obviously some for Humor..Nice stopping by😜

  18. I must make one correction to my recent comment to Michelle.

    RE: Benghazi. I do NOT believe Hillary Clinton’s problem was a cover-up or a misleading story. It was completely dereliction of duty and she should have done the honorable thing and resigned; if she did not President Obama should have fired her!

    Sorry I left the NOT out of the sentence.

  19. Sorry for confusion Mr. Mansfield. I did address what you wrote to Mr. Power. I should not have addressed it to the Trumpsters too (my mistake). As I do realize you are not a Trumpster and appreciate hearing your views regarding him. I agree with you in regards to being respectful and Saluting the American Flag. However, I can relate to the NFL feelings as members wanted to protest oppression and social injustices that are still present in our society. They were trying to display unity in a different way and I do not feel they were trying to disgrace our American Flag Salute. Although I am not interested in football, I do realize that football is a unifier for people in all walks of life. They used the NFL platform for representation of how they hope our country can come together by putting differences aside and solving its problem. I honestly do not feel their intentions were to be disrespectful.

  20. benghazi investigation goes on and on.and on..seems alot of people have concluded hillary hugely f…d up…and responded terribly in this disaster….fire has been found through the smoke some have concluded.. yet ,this goes on and on ,this incident has been used as another diversion tactic , starting back when the russia investigation had to be R. mullnerized.. . that’s a dammed shame..little shit Putin and his buddy’s were chewing trump up and spittin him out,back then ….amazing isn’t it ? which of these two episodes is real news i ask..or lingering , mixed up,flying, twisting , where , when , how ,who what,them…”i got i! .. it’s deep within donalds brain ”look up the word cahos in the dictionary and find example: (trumps personality)…tears for fears i say…everybody want’s to rule the world…….

  21. the oracle has tried to bring to your attention , and the editor of a.d.i , that they have made a major spelling , phrase or boo boo , regarding lasley’s glowing artistic achievement awards..i say he probably has WORKED AS AN ARTIST FOR YEARS… and…HIS WORK IS FEATURED….. has no spelling ,or miss wording issues.. a d i has made no edit errors …big O must be stirrrrr crazy or something…pay no attention to big oracles second comment of th week, he has created his own little confusion episode .. a d i’s editor ,must be laughing…..

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