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If you still think there's no subversive war on Christmas out there, you're not reading enough editorial cartoons

If you still think there's no subversive war on Christmas out there, you're not reading enough editorial cartoons. God bless Rob Rogers for richly depicting the Dickensian outcome of nightmarish tax policy. "Don't you slay my guide tonight," crooned David Fitzsimmons, upon seeing the North Pole from Alaska. And I spread my usual seasonal jeer, dreaming of a white … no, a black hole. Peace on Earth, goodwill to all. Nice sentiment, I suppose … unless you're a cartoonist.

-- Joel Pett

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Editorial cartoon by David Fitzsimmons / Arizona Daily Star.


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Editorial cartoon by Joel Pett / Lexington Herald-Leader.


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Editorial cartoon by Rob Rogers / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His work also appears in USA Today.

 

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Teaser38

Good point, the war against Christmas is not just about where you can put a tree up in public. The Sarah Palin one is more silly than morose. Venison is a traditional Christmas protein in many places around the world after all.

RC

If our society doesn't get back to the core values that made it great in the first place, we are headed for a socilaist society with rioting in the streets like Europe. When the citizens discover that they can receive entitlements from their government for nothing, they will never give them up (i.e. tuition, unemployment, welfare, etc..). We do not have a revenue issue in this Country, we have a spending issue. We need to stop. Margaret Thatcher said it best, "Socialism is a noble endeavor, until you run out of other people's money." I can't wait until January, when the 112th Congress is seated and better yet the 2012 election when we will throw this socialistic party out on the street.....

Merry CHRISTmas

Nar Bahadur Giri

I do not think all these are important issues to poke.
Man on earth understand why he is here and where is he going...
Subversive elements target Christmas, but, the result is never for them.

In Christianity man becomes rich and powerful (Good) to serve others but, not to be servanted by others. Let us all feel or try to feel happiness comes through service.

JC

The holiday season is a perfect time to examine our lives. When the harsh realities of our everyday choices confront us, we have a golden opportunity to modify our behavior and align our values. Author C. David Coates wrote an eye opening poem which, like a mirror, exposes us to truths we may not wish to see. Here is a slightly modified version of that poem.

"Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for 'Peace on Earth.'"

The good news is that anyone can break this cycle of violence. Each of us has the power to choose compassion. Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: http://veganvideo.org & http://tryveg.com

Chris Macy

These cartoons constitute some kind of "war on Christmas"?

What am I missing?

kittycreek

People that post things like "When the citizens discover that they can receive entitlements from their government for nothing, they will never give them up (i.e. tuition, unemployment, welfare, etc..). really scare me. Although some may take advantage of the system - most people want to work and make and honest living. These people act like millions of people suddenly became lazy, sorry, moochers as of 2008.

Why would anyone who wasn't planning to work need tuition??

People like this actually HATE AMERICANS and only care about themselves.


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