Dicky's Doodles &Scribbles

Cartoons,editorials and comment about current events and more.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Arlen Specter Switches Parties!

Today came the news that Senator Arlen Specter, senior senator from Pennsylvania,had switched parties as he said goodbye to the Republicans and became a Democrat.
That's good news for those who see the shrinking Republican Party as becoming more and more the party of divisiveness and the far right.
Specter has long been more of an independent, more of a true "maverick!" Goodness knows that word has been destroyed in the last election!
The GOP spin was in full force today. Ed Rollins sounded a bit pissed on CNN this morning. He said Specter was never really much of a Republican anyway and the Dems were welcome to him!

Monday, April 27, 2009

GOP Opposed Budget Money For Swine Flu Research

Congressional Republicans and their media operatives recently opposed money in the recovery plan for swine flu research and for volcano monitoring. They claimed such expenditures would not stimulate the economy. Apparently they were not concerned what effect a pandemic or an eruption might do to damage the economy.
Wisconsin Democrat David Obey(7th Congressional district)proposed $870 million for pandemic research. Obey has a long history of providing money for such research.
Senator Susan Collins (R Maine)went along with her Republican colleagues and helped defeat Obey's proposal. She had the help of some Senate Democrats. Apparently they hoped to gain her support on other issues. Collins, one of the last truly moderate Republicans in Congress, has been seen as an important part of the Democrats' efforts toward bi-partisanship. She is headed towards a tough re-election campaign against a conservative challenger so she is attempting to broaden her base.
Once again the Republican party has put playing politics ahead of the public interests.
And in an ironic twist Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano rumbled to another eruption shortly after the Republicans ridiculed money for volcano research in the budget. A full scale eruption would have a negative effect on Alaska's economy! It would also disrupt many commercial air routes and military defensive flights in the area, from which, as we all know, "You can see Russia from there!"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009, Earth Has A Fever!

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Monday, April 20, 2009

GOP Seems To Think The US Never Exploited Latin America!

It is by now clear that if President Obama walked on water or fed the multitudes with one loaf of bread and one fish the GOP would angrily scream that it was un-American and socialism! Now they are screaming about Obama's handshake with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and his acceptance of a book which outlines American and European exploitation of Latin America. This bankrupt party believes in perpetuating myths about history and would love to see Latin America return to it's former place, under our thumb!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Republicans Saw The Writing On The Wall Before Last Election!