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01/11/2011

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ronniecat

Good cartoon - one of the better I've seen.

I have no counterpoint to offer because I agree with you and find the mewling that "both sides do it" patently offensive. However I wanted to draw your attention to a cartoon which is raising some eyebrows and a good article that addresses why it's harder for pictures to go where words do.

https://www.mediaite.com/online/too-soon-political-cartoon-depicts-bodies-of-arizona-victims/

Mike Peterson

I had seen Beeler's cartoon, but didn't feel the bodies were as distasteful as the notion that it's not right to ask questions about the atmosphere in which it happened. The most horrifying thing is the comments after the article -- did anybody actually read the article, or is it just another venue to unload their vile partisan hatred?

Here's another question: This guy is so crazy that it's inappropriate to try to tie in what he did with anything happening out in the world. Fair enough. So how sane does an assassin have to be, before we can start asking those questions? Squeaky Fromme? Sarah Jane Moore? Leon Czolgosz? Lee Harvey Oswald? John Wilkes Booth? Where does a person stop being just inexplicably nuts and start becoming an assassin with motives and influences?

I would also note, by the way, that, on one hand, the guy is too crazy to have been influenced by anything but his own delusions, but, on the other hand, he's not so crazy that we can't hold him accountable and strap him onto the gurney. Now THERE'S a narrow line to draw!!

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