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DU3 Hawai'i People and Friends- Check-In!

I'm back in SoCal now for awhile, but I've lived in Kaimuki and Palolo (Oahu for those that don't leave the Outer Islands) - All are welcome including "Visitors" to the Islands!

Let's see, we've got:

Lau Lau - can't forget that now.

Chicken Katsu - I like mine from Gracies or otherwise drenched in curry

Beef Curry

A Zippy's Chili Hot Dog Bento

And some Leonard's Malasadas - Who's Malasadas? Leonards Malasadas

What'd everyone else bring?

TOONS: War on Christmas, Plan B, Rick Perry and more.

J.D. Crowe, Mobile Register - 12/9/2011

Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons - 12/9/2011

By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune - 12/9/2011

By Milt Priggee, www.miltpriggee.com - 12/9/2011

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press - 12/8/11

By Matt Davies, Tribune Media Services - 12/8/11

By Walt Handelsman, Newsday -12/7/11

By Drew Sheneman, Tribune Media Services - 12/7/11

By Tom Toles, Washington Post - 12/11/11

TOONS: Trump, Corzine, Santa and more. 12/9/11

By John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune - 12/9/2011

By Jimmy Margulies, The Record of Hackensack, NJ - 12/9/2011

By Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle - 12/9/2011

By Rob Tornoe, The Press of Atlantic City - 12/9/2011

By John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - 12/9/2011

By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 12/9/2011

By Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico - 12/9/2011

By Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner - 12/8/2011

Ted Rall, December 09, 2011

Ben Sargent, December 08, 2011

Just a note on selection...I don't post them if I don't think they're clever/too shit stirring and some cartoonists are harder to copy/find than others.

These are my resources: http://www.politicalcartoons.com/Default.aspx and http://www.gocomics.com/explore/political_slant

TOONS: Blago, The Mail, Newt and more...

By Tim Eagan, Deep Cover - 12/8/2011

By Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News - 12/8/2011

By Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons - 12/8/2011

By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 12/8/2011

By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 12/8/2011

By John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - 12/8/2011

By RJ Matson, The St. Louis Post Dispatch - 12/7/2011

By RJ Matson, Roll Call - 12/7/2011

The State of the Progressive Movement

We believe in community, security and liberty and we will never back down. We want to hear what these values mean to you and hear your ideas on how to move America forward.

Please take a moment to a let us know your thoughts.

What do our shared values mean to you?

What should be our priorities for the coming year?

How will we work together to move America forward in 2011?


Democracy for America wants to know! Be good; short and sweet. Someone probably does have to read these submissions.

TOONS: Congress, Republicans, and Child Labor etc. 12/7/11

Note to hosts: I consider political cartoons reading as they most often contain text, are part of newspapers, and hopefully will draw more people into this forum. I see Video and Multimedia being more about photojournalism in the "image" sense.

When I got my second Covid vaccine. They told me to keep my card.

It might come in handy if I needed to travel. Do you think the vaccination works in place of a negative test since vaccinated individuals can still carry the virus but be asymptomatic?

Remarks by the President on the Economy in Osawatomie, Kansas - 12/6/11

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 06, 2011
Remarks by the President on the Economy in Osawatomie, Kansas

Osawatomie High School
Osawatomie, Kansas

12:59 P.M. CST

Excerpt (I'm sorry no HTML):


Look at the statistics. In the last few decades, the average income of the top 1 percent has gone up by more than 250 percent to $1.2 million per year. Iím not talking about millionaires, people who have a million dollars. Iím saying people who make a million dollars every single year. For the top one hundredth of 1 percent, the average income is now $27 million per year. The typical CEO who used to earn about 30 times more than his or her worker now earns 110 times more. And yet, over the last decade the incomes of most Americans have actually fallen by about 6 percent.

Now, this kind of inequality -- a level that we havenít seen since the Great Depression -- hurts us all. When middle-class families can no longer afford to buy the goods and services that businesses are selling, when people are slipping out of the middle class, it drags down the entire economy from top to bottom. America was built on the idea of broad-based prosperity, of strong consumers all across the country. Thatís why a CEO like Henry Ford made it his mission to pay his workers enough so that they could buy the cars he made. Itís also why a recent study showed that countries with less inequality tend to have stronger and steadier economic growth over the long run.

Inequality also distorts our democracy. It gives an outsized voice to the few who can afford high-priced lobbyists and unlimited campaign contributions, and it runs the risk of selling out our democracy to the highest bidder. (Applause.) It leaves everyone else rightly suspicious that the system in Washington is rigged against them, that our elected representatives arenít looking out for the interests of most Americans.

But thereís an even more fundamental issue at stake. This kind of gaping inequality gives lie to the promise thatís at the very heart of America: that this is a place where you can make it if you try. We tell people -- we tell our kids -- that in this country, even if youíre born with nothing, work hard and you can get into the middle class. We tell them that your children will have a chance to do even better than you do. Thatís why immigrants from around the world historically have flocked to our shores.

And yet, over the last few decades, the rungs on the ladder of opportunity have grown farther and farther apart, and the middle class has shrunk. You know, a few years after World War II, a child who was born into poverty had a slightly better than 50-50 chance of becoming middle class as an adult. By 1980, that chance had fallen to around 40 percent. And if the trend of rising inequality over the last few decades continues, itís estimated that a child born today will only have a one-in-three chance of making it to the middle class -- 33 percent.

Itís heartbreaking enough that there are millions of working families in this country who are now forced to take their children to food banks for a decent meal. But the idea that those children might not have a chance to climb out of that situation and back into the middle class, no matter how hard they work? Thatís inexcusable. It is wrong. (Applause.) It flies in the face of everything that we stand for. (Applause.)


it can get contentious but were all here for the same basic reason.

'Obamacare' to the rescue

A woman who felt President Obama had let the middle class down has changed her mind.

By Spike Dolomite Ward
A woman who felt President Obama had let the middle class down has changed her mind.

December 6, 2011

I want to apologize to President Obama. But first, some background.

I found out three weeks ago I have cancer. I'm 49 years old, have been married for almost 20 years and have two kids. My husband has his own small computer business, and I run a small nonprofit in the San Fernando Valley. I am also an artist. Money is tight, and we don't spend it frivolously. We're just ordinary, middle-class people, making an honest living, raising great kids and participating in our community, the kids' schools and church.

We're good people, and we work hard. But we haven't been able to afford health insurance for more than two years. And now I have third-stage breast cancer and am facing months of expensive treatment.

To understand how such a thing could happen to a family like ours, I need to take you back nine years to when my husband got laid off from the entertainment company where he'd worked for 10 years. Until then, we had been insured through his work, with a first-rate plan. After he got laid off, we got to keep that health insurance for 18 months through COBRA, by paying $1,300 a month, which was a huge burden on an unemployed father and his family.


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