The Cartoonist Studio Editorial Cartoon Contest continues and I made it to week THREE! Thanks to all for voting. Click the image above or here to go to the voting. You should do a search of “Bearman” and my cartoon will come up front and center and then vote. Some people were clicking the link and then accidentally voting on the first thing that popped up. Unfortunately no way to direct link to my cartoon. Again, as long as I stay in the contest, there will be two editorial cartoons a week to vote on – Mondays and Thursdays. Oh and you can vote multiple times in each round if you want (resets every six hours) until EOD Tuesday.
So Doctor, Senator and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul was in the news last week about his seemingly hypocritical stance on Social Security (see article). Seems with one breath he states that Social Security is Unconstitutional but with the other admits that he accepts Social Security.
In the editorial cartoon I used “Hypocritic Oath” instead of “Hippocratic Oath” (pledge of doctors). See what I did there? Pretty clever huh?
I am torn though. One one hand, he did pay into the system so he has the right to get paybacks. YET, he makes the claim that he puts it in the same category as roads where he has paid into them so he should enjoy the benefits thereof. It would be very difficult to NOT drive on government roads. It would be very easy to take a stand and not cash your Social Security check or at the least protest by donating the checks. Thoughts?
If are new to Bearman Cartoons, you can save yourself time digging through the archives by reviewing the best of 2011. If you aren’t new, take a trip down memory lane with me.
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And finally the reason I do this is for the interaction. I am so lucky to have all of you take the time to read and keep coming back for more. So without further ado, in order, the top commenters of 2011 (there should be an even ten but I am still waiting for a banner ad from Rent Textbooks)
Ever since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated so eloquently about the Health care Bill, “…we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it…”, I have been questioning what exactly was in the bill. Now that it is passed of course the add ons are coming out. Included is a rider that now effectively eliminates the banks as a middle-man for student loans. Instead the loans would be provided by the government. Again this was in the Health Care Bill!
So what else do you think will come out that was hidden in the Health care Bill? Are you funny? We like funny? Submit your thoughts in the comments section. Next Monday I’ll post my favorites for all my readers to vote on. The winner will get a signed copy of the final cartoon and have their banner ad posted to the right for at least 2 weeks.
If you don’t have a banner ad already on my links page, why not? Send me a link or the banner (125×125). Don’t worry if you have a blog/site but can’t make the banner. If you are the winner, I’ll also make one for you.
Bonus points for people who promote this contest on your own blog, facebook or share via one of the social bookmarks below. (just let me know in the comments).
Remember, your entry doesn’t have to be anything related to health care. Also anyone know what is meant by a “Hidden Mickey” (the title of the toon)??
It used to be that kids without money were “poor”, then they became “disadvantaged” and then most recently “at-risk”. Well now a well intentioned state senator from California wants to call them “at hope” kids. “Democratic State Sen. Rosa Franklin says negative labels are hurting kids’ chances for success…”
Now I get the intent and I am all for raising the self esteem of all kids, especially those who aren’t born with the same advantages as others. However, I think this label does nothing more than to sugar coat the problems. Kids are NOT considered “at-risk” so they have a descriptor of themselves. They are “at-risk” as a wake up call for the rest of us to get involved to make sure they continue down the right path and get the tools they need to be successful. Changing the name IMO to “at hope” doesn’t change anything but make some people feel good about their word choices.
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