Readers- No Wednesday post for a variety of reasons: primarily that I had personal business to attend to, my part of Texas was under hazardous weather watch for quite awhile on Tuesday, and the sadness I feel for the victims of the Oklahoma storms just outweighs my (still existing) anger at the ever-growing political scandals. I encourage you to visit this link to find ways you can help the many people who lost much, or in too many cases lost all, in the tornado tragedy. -Stilton
UPDATE & VENTING
To expand just a bit on my comment above, Hope n' Change Cartoons really does try to view the world through hopeful eyes as much as possible. That hope is frequently expressed as anger (leavened with humor) - but anger can only exist when you won't accept defeat. And some days, the sheer soulless evil of the other side knocks me back a few paces - and such was the case with the tragedy that struck Moore, Oklahoma and the reaction of those on the left.
You've probably read about the tweet from the co-creator of Comedy Central's "Daily Show" saying that the tornado was sent to Oklahoma to target conservatives. The woman (barely) rescinded the remark later, but there was no sincerity in her apology. Meanwhile Democrats are blaming the tornado's destruction on global warming...which means they're blaming you and me if you have a car which runs on fossil fuels, electricity in your home which comes from a coal-fired plant, or have greater love for the American eagle than for the wind turbines which are turning them to feathered chunks of sushi in midflight.
This is sick, sad, and wrong - and those who would seek to score political points by using the dead and suffering people of Oklahoma are without shame and, probably, beyond redemption.
And of course, in the background of all this, we have the continuing development of the multiple scandals in Washington, and an administration which has oxymoronically declared war on conservatives while going to great lengths to give political cover to terrorists in Libya.
On days like this, even "coffee" doesn't help. And so it's necessary to step back, take a deep breath, and reflect on where we are, how we got here, and how (or sadly, if) we can make things better. Watching the good, strong people of Oklahoma help each other is what allows me to answer that last question in the affirmative.
So I still have Hope for Change - which means angry & funny will return to this page (probably on Friday).
NOTE: The comments area is still open for business today as usual!