Pat Oliphant for December 29, 2009

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    Motivemagus  over 14 years ago

    Sort of ominous…

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    charliekane  over 14 years ago

    Maybe the kid’s thinkin’ he shoulda took a plane.

    Maybe not…

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    OmqR-IV.0  over 14 years ago

    ^ ha! You know, that’s exactly what I had thought, lol!

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    Lt_Lanier  over 14 years ago

    And here’s to More of the Same in 2010! …oy.

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    kreole  over 14 years ago

    Looks like Pogo standing there as ‘10.

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    deadheadzan  over 14 years ago

    Another memorable New Years cartoons from Pat.

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    kennethcwarren64  over 14 years ago

    Any year without Cheney/Bush in charge is a good year.

    That does look like Pogo, I wish Pogo here he always added a nice touch of common sense.

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    johndh123  over 14 years ago

    funny you should say that Ken since Pogo routinely expoused a rightist take on the general condition. Then again, perhaps this is your New Year’s resolution to be fair and balanced?

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 14 years ago

    “expoused”? Kelly espoused his own positions that were variously to the right or left, but mostly common-sense (and compassionate) centrist. He was no fan of Communists, certainly (see the cowbirds, the Famous Pig, Fido the Goat), but he also went out of his way to ridicule Senator Joe McCarthy (Simple J. Malarkey), John Birchers (Jack Acids), religious hypocrites (Deacon Mushrat), and so on (Molester Mole as the willfully-blind me-first “patriot”). In the culture wars of the 1960’s he sided more closely with the student radicals than with the outraged reactionaries (Wiley Cat and the Mi-Nute Men, wanting to take a shotgun to anybody who knew more than they did). His portraits of Agnew (a pompous hyena), Wallace (a White Knight boldly charging backwards on his White Horse, with his White Shield and White Sword), and Nixon (a scheming spider) were particularly scathing. He was in favor of environmentalism, peaceful resolutions, forgiveness, and community spirit. Kelly was in favor of ideals, but deeply mistrustful of idealogues of any stripe.

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    johndh123  over 14 years ago

    thank you fritzoid

    It is indeed espoused.

    Thank you for the clarification on Pogo. My memory didn’t include this vast cast of characters.

    My apology to you Ken, as it was pointed out to me that Walt Kelly’s humor was not limited to a consevative bent.

    (fritzoid…how do you italize your words here…I gotsta know)

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 14 years ago

    You italicize by putting a single asterisk before and after the text you want to italicize; make sure there is not a space between the asterisk and the text. Double asterisks (before and after) put text in bold face, and triple asterisks makes bold italic.

    There are a few odd ins-and-outs to the system, but you’ll no doubt figure them out by trial and error.

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