Up for Debate: The mighty political cartoon

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 3:21am

What do you think about this Chattanooga Times Free Press cartoon regarding Rep. Scott DesJarlais and the recent revelations regarding his past? How do you feel about the paper's defense of publishing? Is it good, bad, right, wrong or indifferent?

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143 Comments on this post:

By: BenDover on 11/1/12 at 8:20

Just pointing out the facts Nemo.

By: bfra on 11/1/12 at 8:21


By: Captain Nemo on 11/1/12 at 8:22

It is speculation Ben at this point Ben.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/1/12 at 8:24

Sorry about the second Ben. You are just fine as one Ben .lol

By: BenDover on 11/1/12 at 8:24

It's such a hot potato they are going for black-out instead of spin Nemo.

And where's loner? I drop a 4:20 yesterday with a "why don't we all just get a bong" type message and no kudos from the lone one? What's happened to this place?

By: yogiman on 11/1/12 at 8:26


If what we "trolls" see on Fox is a bunch of BS, why do you all keep referring to Fox on many of your comments? Do you like their BS so much, also?

And B2,

Aren't you aware snopes is an Obama admirer like you and your fellow 2nd class trollers?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/1/12 at 8:28

I would think weather is playing a big part in Loners life. If I don't hear from him later I'll give. him a calI

By: Captain Nemo on 11/1/12 at 8:29


By: BenDover on 11/1/12 at 8:33

Probably out lending a hand somewhere Nemo... I think I did see a message that he was OK in all of it though.

I'll be heading down for Flugtag tomorrow morning. Hopefully I can find some voting precinct or three that will take me in tomorrow while I'm waiting for check-in time at the hotel.

Vote early vote often!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/1/12 at 8:33

Nemo, I've reached the point where I don't even give a click anymore - LOL!

By: Captain Nemo on 11/1/12 at 8:41

Blanket, that might be best with the bubba troll.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/1/12 at 8:42

Ben I've already voted.

By: slacker on 11/1/12 at 8:50

I've had a carpal tunnel flare-up, after scrolling through the endless unread posts, of the lonely, sad, old man. Moving right alone... I forgot what I was gonna post, but remember it involved a bald guy, with a revolver, going in a gay piano bar.

By: BenDover on 11/1/12 at 8:53

... says the the bartender, "so, what do you want to do... sell it or pawn it?"

By: slacker on 11/1/12 at 8:55

I know an expert on these things.. let me get him down here.

By: slacker on 11/1/12 at 9:04

Lets see.. it is a genuine S&W revolver. Appears to have rust on the barrel, probably from a phoney, staged, suicide attempt. I would estimate this revolver to worth......$300.

By: yogiman on 11/1/12 at 9:11

Interesting. It seems Michelle took the kids on 16 vacations that last 4 years.. at our expense. What did she take the time to do to earn 16 vacations? Their costs? Well, going bankrupt made it a lot more expensive.

You can read it and weep, or laugh. www.patriotaction.net/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A59795&xgs=a&xg_source=msg_share_topic/

By: Captain Nemo on 11/1/12 at 9:14

lol slacker.

Trolls are too lazy to walk into bars or anything were else. They wait for a drunk to walk over their bridge and hope that something will fall .

By: yogiman on 11/1/12 at 9:28

I understand Pepsi has a new "Patriotic" can coming out soon with the pictures of the Empire State Building and the Pledge of Allegiance on them. However, Pepsi left out two little words of the Pledge, "Under God" on them.

Pepsi said they didn't want to offend anyone. In that case, we shouldn't want to offend the Pepsi office, either.

So if we don't buy and Pepsi products, they will not be offended when they don't receive our money with the words "In God We Trust" on it.

By: bfra on 11/1/12 at 9:36


By: bfra on 11/1/12 at 9:46


By: gdiafante on 11/1/12 at 9:46

[click] ..!.

By: yogiman on 11/1/12 at 10:33

An interesting post on 21 points showing Obama as a socialist.


Better yet, one showing a former Obama supporter


Try it, you might like it.

By: Mike Burch on 11/1/12 at 10:42

The thing I find interesting is that Bishop Romney is more extreme in his views on abortion and other social and economic issues than people like DesJarlais and Akin.

But because Romney has the right kind of "veneer" (looks, money), many people accept his more extreme views while castigating people with less extreme views.

Akin is a good example. However primitive and convoluted his "logic," he at least wanted to allow abortions for some rape victims. Romney and the GOP have a platform that would make a fertilized egg a fully-fledged human being, making it illegal to have abortions even for rape, incest or a mother's life being imperiled.

The next logical step would be to say that it is "murder" to oppose God's will that babies be conceived, since human beings have no business interfering with God's wisdom and majesty.

And yet Romney is a few undecided voters short of the presidency.

The US is in danger of becoming a Theocracy ruled by High Priests who divine the will of God by reading the tea leaves of ancient religious texts that command and condone the stoning of children, slavery, sex slavery, ethnic cleansing and genocide.

Bishop Romney is the perfect candidate for the right-wing lunatics, as he is a High Priest and former Bishop of a cult that knows how to keep people from drinking sodas and coffee, much less thinking for themselves.

By: Loner on 11/1/12 at 10:56

Good morning, Nashville.

What do you think about this Chattanooga Times Free Press cartoon regarding Rep. Scott DesJarlais and the recent revelations regarding his past?

I think that the cartoon was well done and obviously, it was very effective. Anyone who sticks the business end of a loaded handgun into their mouth for 3 hours, in a protracted suicide threat display ,is not fit for duty as a US Representative. Such a disturbed individual should seek professional help in dealing with their mental illness.

How do you feel about the paper's defense of publishing? Is it good, bad, right, wrong or indifferent?

The paper's defense of the cartoon and their decision to publish it was well-written and entirely convincing. DesJarlais' hostile response to the cartoon indicates that this guy is still in denial and still dangerous..... DesJarlais is a loose cannon....the GOP should quietly escort Desjarlais off the stage, before he causes their party further embarrassment and political damage.

By: Loner on 11/1/12 at 11:05

Thank you, Ben and Captain Nemo, for your concern.

I slept in late this morning....had to check out the Halloween Party scene last night...the cops were out in force....I parked the DJ-5 in the parking lot of the Brockport Post Office...it blended right in...kind of...twelve LLV's and one DJ-5.....the camouflaging technique worked...the fuzz never bothered me...they were bothering everybody else, however.

That Jeep is truly a chick magnet....just take my word on that....they want to hop in the Jeep and/or stroke my silver beard....when you get silver-haired, the young chicks seem to let their guard down, so to speak, they figure that you are out of the breeding pool, I suppose. They don't want to hop in the sack so much...they seem to want to throw flowers at me....the "emeritus effect", is what I call it.

By: Loner on 11/1/12 at 11:19

The Bishop is backed by Sheldon Adelson, a Zionist's Zionist. The Bishop put on the yarmulke and prayed at the Waling Wall; they held a fund-raiser while he was in town. Bibi Netanyahu and the Bishop are buddies from way back. Romney's advisers include neocons like John Bolton.

It does not take crystal balls to see where this country would be heading, if Romney's crew gets in.

All we need is another expensive, elective and protracted holy war....that should bust Uncle Sam's piggy bank for good....if you want expanded holy war and national bankruptcy, vote Romney & Ryan and the full GOP ticket....it's the choice of armed Christians everywhere.

By: yogiman on 11/1/12 at 11:23


You have ranted and raved all the way down the road against Romney and told why you feel that sway toward him. I'll buy that.

Now, how about taking the other lane on that road and give me all of those admiration's you feel for Obama. Heck, try giving me just one that you know is the truth.

By: Loner on 11/1/12 at 11:23

Now, I gotta run...my granddaughter's birthday....she needs a ride to her sister's house...grampa is on the way....later.

One more thing, I just read your 4:20 post from yesterday, Ben Dover....thank you for the shout out...I agree....can't we all just get a bong?

Kum-Bah-Yah, baby....everybody chill.

By: bfra on 11/1/12 at 11:26


By: Mike Burch on 11/1/12 at 11:26

Loner, I agree.

It was interesting to see Adelson spend millions to defame Romney, only to spend millions more to help get him elected. Adelson wants to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, signaling to the Muslim world that World War III has officially begun, with the US being fully obedient to its master, Israel.

The final Holy War will of course be a massacre, due to the overwhelming military superiority of the US and its master Israel. But the US will go bankrupt and has nothing to gain. The price of oil will again go up, rather than down.

The only people who will benefit are a few right-wing Jewish settlers, who will be able to grab more "free" land while ethnically cleansing the native people.

It is an utterly stupid, evil enterprise, but what do Americans care, since Mitt Romney looks "presidential"?

By: yogiman on 11/1/12 at 11:28

Oh, one other thing about that issue, Mike.

We know who Romney is. We also know his birth date, where he was born and who his parents were.

Do you even know Obama's legal name? How about when he was born (and I mean actually), or where he was born?

I'd surely like to know.... shouldn't you?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/1/12 at 11:29

Sorry I missed you Loner. Have fun.

By: Mike Burch on 11/1/12 at 11:30


The gay community calls Romney "Mittler." In his speech to the Citadel, speaking in his comfort zone, he sounded like Hitler:

No apology, ever
Preemptive retaliation (first strikes)
American exceptionalism = Deutschland uber alles
The American Century = the thousand year Reich

And of course the religion-mad rednecks applaud talk of more wars and the US finally shaping the world in its own image, by blowing up anyone who stands in its imperial way.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/1/12 at 11:32

Romney was an egg before he took human form.

By: Mike Burch on 11/1/12 at 11:34


More important than where a baby was born is the man he becomes and what he would do as president.

Romney may have been born in the US, but he is a German fascist in word and deed. If you study his Citadel speech, or what he said he invested millions in a Chinese sweatshop, or when he revealed his true feelings about 47% of Americans (150 million people) ... he is by far the lesser man to President Obama.

Will you vote against a baby or for a man?

By: yogiman on 11/1/12 at 11:36

You're right, Loner. We don't know where this country will wind up if Romney takes over.

Did you know this country would wind up in the situation it's in now when Barry took over?

Has the citizens ever known how what kind of nation they would wind up with when they put a new man in office? I haven't for the last 10 presidents and 1 usurper.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/1/12 at 11:37

The American bubba is holding their collective nose and voting for the egg.

By: bfra on 11/1/12 at 11:38


By: Captain Nemo on 11/1/12 at 11:38

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By: yogiman on 11/1/12 at 11:51

Mike, I will vote for a natural born American citizen. For you to accept a man you don't even know shows how ignorant you are in this nation's welfare.

Tell me, do you even know if Obama is an American citizen. You can't, but you are willing to accept a man who is probably an Indonesian citizen. That, Mike, isn't common sense to me.

But what astounds me more is this issue was started before Obama went in office and he has been backed up all the way without question.

That, fellow citizen (if you are one), should worry the hell out of you. That is, unless you want to become a communist nation.

By: yogiman on 11/1/12 at 11:56

I read this morning where you shouldn't use a gun to celebrate a wedding party. It stated in Saudi Arabia 23 people died in a wedding party.

They started firing their guns in celebration and snipped an electric wire. It fell into a metal door and electrocuted 23 of them.

Hey, stay in your living room or go to the range.

By: gdiafante on 11/1/12 at 11:58

[click] ..!.

By: yogiman on 11/1/12 at 12:00

Is conservatism calling?


By: bfra on 11/1/12 at 12:07


By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/1/12 at 12:57

So, do you want a tax evader as president? Do you want a man who ships jobs overseas while pocketing profits to be your president? Do you feel comfortable not knowing where your president stands on issues because he's flip flopped whenever the occasion demanded it? Do you feel comfortable with a president whose whole goal in life is to make as much money as possible using whatever means it takes, even if it means ruining others? If so, Romney's your man. If not, then there are several other candidates out there just waiting for your vote.


By: BenDover on 11/1/12 at 1:17

Blanket if you form your opinion on someone based only on what his harshest critics want to spin and emphasize then how are you different from yogi?

Dozens of major market liberal daily newspapers that endorsed Obama in '08 are saying Romney is the better choice over Obama right now. The whole Romney is the anti-Christ stuff doesn't really carry much further than the stench from of Rachel Maddow's shoe after stepping in her own bile anymore.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/1/12 at 1:23

Ben, I don't base my opinions on the judgement of the harsh critics. I'm basing it on his record in Massachusetts, his lying and his flip flopping and lack of morals. People like yogi are basing their decisions on racist birther lies.

I don't see how you could defend Romney at this point. You may not like Obama but he has made accomplishments during his term such as overting a depression, helping the automobile industry and getting bin Laden. Congress has blocked the way lock step for the other things he has tried to accomplish such as the jobs bill.

By: pswindle on 11/1/12 at 1:24

The second amendmentt lets one do whatever they please to do with guns. (Accordingly to the NRA) I know the NRA is happy.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/1/12 at 1:26

Ben, I guess it's a tough pill to swallow when you face the facts that your guy Romney stinkst to high heaven. What I post are facts of where he is falling short - not just opinions, lies or conspiracy theories.