Sunday, September 02, 2012

A.F. Branco - Political Cartoonist.

This is a great cartoon from A.F. Branco at the Legal Insurrection blog


I love the cartoon. I just keeps on giving.

This is the website: http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/08/branco-cartoon-flak-and-change/#comments

A bomber titled "Romney-Ryan is towing banners of hope. "Fix the economy, etc."

The flak gunners, Obama and the Democrat Donkey, are shooting their guns appropriately titled "CBS", "NBC", "ABC" and "CNN".

The flak explosions are all silly points "Romney hates poor people", etc. and the flak all misses the plane.

Finally, one sees that the bomb has been dropped and, best of all, it's title is "Obama's own record"

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Highspeed Derailment


Mitt Romney should make a campaign promise to cut all federal funds for California’s highspeed rail.
If you can promise to get rid of Obamacare, could you please get rid of Jerry’s train at the same time?
In Democrat-dominated California, if Mitt Romney is likely to lose the 55 electoral votes, he could make a point that would be popular outside of California, and strangely might be popular to a large number of the Golden state’s voters too.
Voters outside California would have a number of reasons to agree with cancelling this California pork, ultimately saving hundreds of billions.

Voters within California, a majority now having second thoughts about Jerry Brown’s train to nowhere, might hear fiscal sanity in a Romney promise to cut federal funding.  That might help Republicans in marginal races within the state.
What if it made California competitive by making its voters think about the economy?

You know, we did vote for Reagan. Several times.

Greetings from a 108-degree hot Sunday afternoon in Bakersfield, California. It's not that bad.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Why I am not a fan of TV news

Two 1987 TV news stories about the Golden Gate Bridge finished off TV news credibility for me. 

I lived in the Los Angeles TV market, and in May 1987, TV news ran fluff stories about the 50th anniversary of the opening of the bridge, started in 1933 and finished in 1937. 

In September, when the stock market crashed, Los Angeles' KABC-TV ran a ridiculous, completely fabricated story. Former Miss America news anchor, Tawny Little, dutifully and sad, pouty-faced read the script something like this: " After the stock market crash today, an urgent call went out from the San Francisco Stock Exchange to the Golden Gate Bridge Authority to be on the look-out for despondent stock brokers who might try to commit suicide by jumping off the bridge as they had in droves following the 1929 stock market crash."

Poor Tawny may have been easy on the eyes, but I don't think she troubled herself to remember the news from one broadcast to the next, much less from May to September.  Analysis? now that was really out of the question. She didn't answer the real obvious question: "What did those 1929 stock brokers do for more than 7 years until the bridge was ready for them to jump?"