Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday morning toons: Secession and Valentine's Day

It's a match made in Montgomery!

Judiciary Missing Link Roy Moore has the Yellowhammer State looking back with mixed feelings at its 19th Century salad days (and you know who was in the field picking the greens, right? because old times there are not forgotten?) on the topic of gay rights – on which topic Moore is obviously in the constitutional wrong, but, again, that's sort of a tradition there. A tradition, in fact, to which perhaps only South Carolina can claim greater pride of place. My sympathies to my friends who live there and have to deal with it.

And I still think that toons comparing Jon Stewart and Brian Williams really don't understand why either one of them had a steady job for so many years.

Whatever. Today's toons were selected from among the week's offerings at McClatchy DC, Cartoon Movement, Go Comics, Politico's Cartoon Gallery, Daryl Cagle's Political Cartoons,, and other fine sources of toony goodness.

p3 Best of Show: Jeff Stahler.

p3 Legion of Merit: Signe Wilkinson.

p3 Croix de Guerre (with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy): Kevin Kallaugher.

p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence: Jeff Dangizer, Mike Lester, Rick McKee, and Ken Catalino. Seriously – this is a thing?

p3 "Thanks, Brian Williams" Medal: Lalo Alcaraz.

p3 World Toon Review: Brian Gable (Canada),

I understand and respect why Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn't going to run for president next year, but Daryl Cagle is basically correct.

It's an Ann Telnaes twofer! First the very special way that Alabama survives Valentine's Day, and second, the people who know the story best explain why Washington journalists didn't exactly comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable at the onset of Bush the Younger's Iraq War.

Mark Fiore narrowly misses out on a Convergence certificate by introducing the best pun of the week.

Tom Tomorrow makes me glad that yesterday's faux-holiday is over.

Keith Knight goes there. For the love of god, subscribe!

Tom the Dancing Bug shows sympathy for Brian Williams, patsy.

Red Meat's Bug-Eyed Earl gets one magical wish.

The Comic Strip Curmudgeon goes to Hi and Lois to discover the true meaning of Valentine's Day. Yeah, I suppose so – why not?

Comic Strip of the Day pays a complicated tribute to Sparky.

Mrrrrph?: In Simon Tofield's "TV Dinner" (2008), Simon's cat teaches a lesson about social media, digital media, and hungry cats.

The Big, And Getting Bigger Since We Welcomed Back The Departed, Oregon Toon Block:

Ex-Oregonian Jack Ohman shows some team spirit.

Theoretically Ex-Oregonian Jen Sorensen worries about that one little catch.

Matt Bors celebrates choice.

Jesse Springer gives his John Ford farewell to Oregon's very-soon-to-be-ex-governor.

Test your toon captioning superpowers at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here.) And you can browse The New Yorker's cartoon gallery here.

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