Dicky's Doodles &Scribbles

Cartoons,editorials and comment about current events and more.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Enjoy Lower Gas Prices While You Can! Wait Until After The Election!

There is an old saying to the effect that the only thing you can count on is death and taxes.
You might add another. No matter what the economic climate Exxon Mobil will always rake in the dough!
The latest quarterly report from the energy giant discloses they reaped a new record income for any U.S. company in history with a reported income of $14.83 billion in the third quarter.
The previous record for U.S. corporate profit was set in the last quarter, when Exxon Mobil earned $11.68 billion.
At the moment pump prices have dropped considerably and consumers are enjoying the probably brief respite from the recent over $4.00 per gallon prices.
Enjoy it while you can. It will be interesting to see what happens to the price of gas after the election!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sarah The Marxist!

Sarah Palin and John McCain have been trying to smear Senator Barack Obama as a socialist or a Marxist because of a comment, taken completely out of context, to the fellow now widely known as Joe the Plumber. This tactic of the McCain Palin campaign is such a dishonest, distortion it defies belief!
"Senator Obama is running to be "re-distibutor of wealth in chief." I am running to be commander in chief!" McCain bellows.

Of course this is a lie and McCain and Palin both know it but honor and honesty has long been absent in their nasty, dirty campaign.
Well, Palin isn't smart enough to realize that her own words might come back to haunt her.
For example, as Governor of Alaska she oversaw the Oil Windfall Profits Tax which allows Alaskans to share in the
wealth created by the oil companies which extract Alaska's mineral wealth. Last month, in an interview with Philip Gourevitch of the New Yorker, Palin said that the windfall profits on the oil industry in Alaska is a way for Alaskans to “share in the wealth.” Below is an excerpt form that interview:

And Alaska—we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs. … It’s to maximize benefits for Alaskans, not an individual company, not some multinational somewhere, but for Alaskans.

Hmmm...sounds like a form of, gasp, socialism! Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) program will pay every Alaskan $3,200 this year, their share of the bonanza of tax dollars the oil and gas companies pay the state. That money also frees Alaskans from paying state income or sales tax.
All Obama is talking about is making the tax code a bit more equitable and would pose no burden to wealthy individuals or businesses because the amount of increase would likely only be around 3%!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ooooh! Scary!!

Nothing scarier is on the immediate horizon as Halloween approaches than the prospect of Sarah Palin being one heartbeat away from the Presidency!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cinderella Sarah

Thursday, October 23, 2008

We Have Met The Enemy And He Is

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Many years ago, in the late Walt Kelly's Pogo comic strip, a wise Pogo contemplated the trash and garbage piling up in his swamp home and lamented "We have met the enemy and he is us."
Pogo was on to something then and this was before the awareness of the impending global warming crisis.
If Pogo existed today he would have witnessed the draining and destruction of his swamp so greedy developers could build housing tracts full of over sized, over valued 5,000 square foot plus "McMansions" which were purchased on near nonexistent credit provided by greedy financial institutions who then passed on the debt to other institutions who utilized crazy, complicated "tools" to get their share and then pass along the bad loans in a near unfathomable formula of investing all the while offering huge CEO compensation packages.
The folks who moved into these houses they could not afford then purchased SUV's to drive in spite of future threats to fuel supplies and increased air pollution and everyone rocked on their merry way until the "financial tsunami," as former Fed Chief Alan Greenspan phrased it, struck.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gunshops Profit From Obama Gun Ban Rumour

Monday, October 20, 2008

McCain's Recipe For The Economy

Saturday, October 18, 2008

GOP Runs A Dirty Campaign!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Debates A Slam Dunk For Obama!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Race Heads Towards Home Stretch!

Friday, October 10, 2008

John McCain Has Been A Little "Stressed" Lately!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

No Jobs Here!

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Voyage Of Discovery

Monday, October 06, 2008

Palin/McCain Goin' Negative...Darn Tootin'!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Palin's Wink...

So Alaska Governor Sarah Palin survived her Vice Presidential debate with Senator Joe Biden.
Right wing spinners are claiming victory primarily because she didn't fall on her face! She certainly did not demonstrate any intellectual brilliance or astute political instincts or any qualifications she might have to be the VP, and Prez if necessary, that had been heretofore obscured in her famous interviews with Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric.
She also didn't answer any questions but instead stuck to her carefully rehearsed script, sprinkled liberally with "You betchas!" and 'Darn right!" How many times did she use the word 'maverick?'
She pulled a fast one too. At the outset of the debate she asked Senator Biden if she might call him 'Joe?' This was a set up so she could trot out an old phrase connected with a famous scandal "Say it aint so Joe!"
She was not "folksy" and "cute" as some of her admirers claimed but instead she was clearly pandering and conveying an unspoken but clear message to her base of support in the far right, religious fundamentalist, anti minority and gun toting crowd. Her winks said "I'm one of you!" "I get it!" "I am not going to let a skinny young black guy with a funny name, a liberal and an intellectual, take over this country!"

Thursday, October 02, 2008

All Eyes On Much Awaited VP Debate Tonight

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Debt Collectors Calling!