Today’s Phrase for Latin Lovers

Rex in Regno suo superiores habet Deum et Legem.

Translation:
The King in his Realm hath two superiors: God and the Law. -- Henry Care (1646-1688) on English liberties and the Magna Carta

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The Week That Was...In Political Cartoons

Our Dear Leader barely took a moment to recover from his unproductive visit by China’s Dear Leader Hu—the clear point of which was summed up perfectly by Dana Summers:

Instead Leader Obama proceeded headlong into giving his annual address on how to ensure the bankruptcy and collapse of the Union.

As cries across the media and left-wing blogosphere laughably, discreditedly continued to call out for a New Tone in the political discourse:

(Chuck Asay at Townhall)

Congress got the brilliant bipartisan idea to hold a State of the Union Prom Night Charade:

(Chip Bok at Townhall)

Photo Angle #2:

(Michael Ramirez at National Review)

Two words summed up the State of the Union address. (Well, three, but I could find no political cartoon about salmon.) One, “investment”:

(Mike Lester at Townhall)

And two, Sputnik:

(Nate Beeler at Townhall)

So the American people were left with this:

(Steve Kelley at Townhall)

While the media cheered and began using “Obama” and “Reaganesque” in the same sickening sentence:

(Glenn McCoy at Townhall)

And so the US Congress rolls us blithely along into the future we so richly deserve:

(Lisa Benson at Townhall)

And Obama plays golf while Tunsia falls and Egypt burns:

(Bob Gorrell at Townhall)

Or for a closeup view, check these excellent Egyptian toons by Sherif Arafa, and introduced to a US audience by Daryl Cagle’s superb political cartoon blog.

On the bright side, MSNBC now has one less ranter, as Keith Olbermann bid a curt adieu to his viewers and staff and launched his FOKnewschannel on Twitter. What a winner that guy is!

(Brian Fairrington at Townhall)

And that’s the way it was. Better luck this week, America.

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The Week in Political Cartoons

In the wake of the Arizona shootings, the left and their media pals have resumed their high-pitched calls for gun control.  Legislation has been proposed in Congress making it illegal to carry a gun within 1,000 feet of any federal official. Note: I’ve heard there are… well, an impossibly large number (between 100,000 and 2 million) of “federal officials.” Would anyone ever be not within 1,000 feet of one of them? How would you ever know for sure?

(via Brian Farrington at Townhall)

In the meantime, the media and left-wingers tried to push the mantra of “New Tone,” insisting that the Tucson massacre was the result of civil incivility, even though there is clear evidence that assassin Jared Lee Loughner had long been off his rocker and was influenced by the incivility in his own head, not by anything some pundit or politician said.

(via Michael Ramirez at Townhall)

Yet, the most long-running legalized massacre in history crossed its 38th anniversary:

(via Gary Varvel at Townhall)

Or perhaps this cartoon better celebrates the spirit of Roe v. Wade:

(via Gary McCoy at Townhall)

In other major events, one of our major creditors came to visit their investment and to have us whisper sweet nothings in their ear.

(via Glenn McCoy at Townhall)

Legislators actually began contemplating crafting bankruptcy laws for states, as California appears ready to lead a number of them off the cliff. For the taxpayers, bankruptcy definitely makes the pain swift yet short. With bailouts, the pain and financial mismanagement will drag on for years, generations even, unless the dire problem with public union pensions is addressed.

(via Bob Gorrell at Townhall)

And the national debt bore down on us all as we neared our debt ceiling.

(via Jerry Holbert at Townhall)

Yet, in a positive move, the GOP-dominated House voted to repeal ObamaCare, with more votes and more bipartisanship than the original passage of the monster had.

(via Lisa Benson at Townhall)

And finally, in a sure sign that the stars are currently aligned against us, experts announced that the true dates of each astrological sign have been woefully inaccurate for decades, centuries even.

(via Steve Kelley at Townhall)

Th-th-that’s all folks.

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Who Would You Rather Have Controlling the US Government?

The faces of extremism seen in this scary video:

(via Chicago Tea Party)

vs.

The faces of the controlling shareholders of the USA:

(via Citizens Against Government Waste)

Stephen Spruiell over at the National Review says:

Neither the Chinese government nor our own is committed to the right policies, and both are headed for the dustbin if those policies don’t change.

I agree. We need to save ourselves before we can assist anyone else. I vote for the Chicago Tea Party.