Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Friday, October 26, 2007

More Great Cartoons

I guess I'm officially hooked on "A Town Called Dobson"


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Town Called Dobson Does It Again!


Monday, October 15, 2007

Al Gore Has Campaign Ads

Al Gore just posted 3 videos on that smell-like-a. . . , taste-like-a . . . , walk-like-a . . . , and sound like campaign commercials. All we have to add is the "this message is approved by . . ." line and we're there!

See Health Care is a Right, Americans Deserve More Protection, and Get the Troops Home.

GAWD I Love this man! Please, please run for president!!


Friday, October 05, 2007

Left Toon Lane Does It Again!


Reuters says Gore Likely to Win Nobel

Per Reuters:

Gore, who has raised awareness with his book and Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," and Canadian Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier, who has shed light on how global warming affects Arctic peoples, were nominated to share the prize by two Norwegian parliamentarians.

"I think they are likely winners this year," said Stein Toennesson, director of Oslo's International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) and a long-time Nobel Peace Prize watcher.

"It will certainly be tempting to the (Nobel) committee to have two North Americans -- one the activist that personifies the struggle against climate change, raising awareness, and the other who represents some of the victims of climate change."

Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, agreed the award committee could establish the link between peace and the environment.

"I think the whole issue of climate change and the environment will come at some point and reflect in the prize," Egeland told reporters last week.



Wednesday, October 03, 2007

What Will Hillary's $5,000 Buy?

Hillary wants to give every new baby $5,000 -- She calls it a "Baby Bond" awww isn't that cute?!! -- Why you ask? She says:

"I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a $5,000 account that will grow over time," said Clinton, "so when that young person turns 18 if they have finished high school they will be able to access it to go to college or maybe they will be able to put that down payment on their first home, or go into business."

$5,000 earning 7% annually for 18 years through the magic of compound interest will equal $17,563 when the kid is ready for college -- not enough for even a year in college at today's rates (assumes no inflation). Or assuming a 20% down payment -- they'll be able to afford a $87,800 home. Good luck finding that!

So the question is: What will $5,000 buy? I guess Hillary is hoping it buys a vote. Will the suckers line up for it?

(PLEEEEZE Al! Please run for President!)


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Check Out A Town Called Dobson

There's a guy that has a cartoon blog and occassionally he does one in support of our guy Al Gore. Here's a sample:

Check him out at