The Watering Hole, Saturday, April 21, 2012: Aung San Suu Kyi

All cartoons are posted with the artists’ express permission to TPZoo.
Paul Jamiol
Jamiol’s World

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is the leading pro-democracy opposition leader in Myanmar formerly known as Burma, one of the world’s most isolated and repressive nations.

Aung San Suu Kyi has gone from years of house arrest to becoming the elected leader of her country. However, much of her Parliament is still controlled by backers of the oppressive military. Let us hope she succeeds in freeing her people.

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71 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Saturday, April 21, 2012: Aung San Suu Kyi

    • That article spelled out and answered many questions I’d had about Burma’s turn around. Viet Nam, it states, is “concerned”/”worried” about its image. From that piece VN wants weapons from the U.S. and will ‘sweet talk’ them out of us.
      We need to hold the line on VN improving Human Rights..demonstrably before anymore talks about selling/giving weapons to VN.

    • I, for one, am sick and tired of right wing racists and bigots trying to portray the left as the “real racists” because the KKK and the Democratic Party of years ago were racist. They ignore the shift in ideologies and pretend that Lincoln would have been welcome in today’s GOP. Yes, a higher percentage of Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act than Democrats, but that was in the days when liberals were actually welcome in the Republican Party. They also like to ignore the fact that the Democrats who voted against the CRA were so disgusted with the Democratic Party that they joined the Republican Party, and the Republican Party became the party of racists.

      Racists do not understand why they are racist. They seem to think that if you think they’re racist, it’s because you’re racist. They think that everybody thinks as they do, but it’s just that they’re the only ones unafraid to say what they’re thinking. That’s how they defend their racist comments. There’s a lot of “Aw, come on! Everybody knows that!” when they get called out on their racist remarks.

  1. No offense intended to our good friend, Zooey (she’s not selling rockets or satellites), but this was funny.

  2. Happy Birthday, Charlotte!

    • It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
    Charlotte Bronte

    • Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
    Charlotte Bronte

    • The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
    Charlotte Bronte

  3. For writing the Powell Manifesto, Lewis Powell was rewarded with an appointment to the Supreme Court. This is where the right wing really kicked their pro-corporation/anti-worker strategy into gear.

    http://reclaimdemocracy.org/corporate_accountability/powell_memo_lewis.html

    Powell’s flaws were in equating opposition to the way Capitalism was practiced in the US to opposition to Capitalism itself, and also of presuming that everyone on the Left had the same kind of like-minded thinking that those on the Right often display.

  4. Thanks for putting up the open thread, BnF. We seem to have a Walt-sized hole in TheZoo (and our hearts).

    I need to get some sunshine today, and since the coast is obliging I will take advantage of it. Laters.

    • Colson was just another hateful religious bigot lying through his teeth just like he did in the 70s. http://tinyurl.com/7kgsc7x

      Here’s a gem:

      I have, in fact, never met an atheist. When a person professes to be one, I ask him to offer me the proof that God does not exist. I’ve never had anyone successfully respond to that question. Most retreat and say they’re really agnostics. I then ask them if they have examined every religion exhaustively. Their answer is usually no. I explain they cannot be agnostics unless they are sure that God can’t be known.

      There are no atheists. There are simply people whose pride overwhelms their innate knowledge.

      No, dummy, an atheist doesn’t have to prove the non-existence of god. You’re the one making the supernatural claims, so you need to prove there is a god. And only one, apparently.

  5. Who?

    Great choice, though. No one outside Ohio has ever heard of him, I suspect, and nothing would balance Mittens more than another boring white Northern guy. And he is shorter than Mittens, which is important. To me he looks like Dan Quayle.

    • He worked under Baby-Bush

      …director of the Office of Management and Budget during the George W. Bush administration…

      The Dems, if they had any, would use that to great advantage.

      The Elephants would go down the drain if they chose Portman with Mittens.

    • Gummitch,

      If you get Cartoon Network, they’re airing the Wallace and Gromit cartoons right now. Just had the first one with the penguin, and now they’re doing the one with the sheep.

    • “He was born to be the guy standing next to the guy”.

      A glowing testimonial indeed. The thing is, you don’t want the guy who was born to be the guy standing next to the guy, you want the guy who could just as easily BE the guy, in case he’s needed.

    • I’m all atwitter over the prospect of a Romney/Portman ticket. I can barely contain my excitement. :roll:

    • I read an article the other day saying that the closer Mittens and Obama are in the polls, the more is the likelihood that Mittens will go with a “safe” running mate. My guess is that Mittens doesn’t want anyone overshadowing him like Palin did McCain in 2008.

      But if the trend continues that the more people know Mittens, the more they hate him, then Mittens might need a Game changer. All bets are off then.

    • A separate poll from Quinnipiac University found that 79 percent of Americans have no opinion of Portman as a Vice Presidential pick.

      What a ringing endorsement.

  6. I think that Obama should continue to hammer Romney about all the former Bush administration people that he has attached to himself like barnacles. Do we REALLY need to return to Bush era policies?

  7. Okay all, I need an opinion on weather or not I should make another bag like this, and if you think anyone would be interested in buying one.

    • Some prefer to have handles others over the shoulder straps.
      See how it does in the shop and take it from there.

      (nice “beach bag” – at least that’s what came to mind when first seeing it)

      • Thanks, Ebb. :)

        This is a really small bag, so it wouldn’t be much of a beach bag — unless all you carry in it is a teeny bikini. (That was for Wayne.)

        I bought these handles on clearance sale, and thought I’d work up something. Not too bad!

        This is a prototype, so I’ll just lop off the handles and re-use them. There are issues with the bag that aren’t immediately apparent, but I’ve worked them out in my little brain pan. :)

    • I like the look of the handles, but I prefer the shoulder straps for versatility..

        • Barry is alive, Maurice passed in 2003, Andy in 1988. Barry has been singing to Robin at his bedside helping to bring him out of the coma.

          • I thought Barry passed from a heart attack.. I guess I was thinking of Maurice… Thanks for the correction. I remember when Andy passed…very sad wasn’t he the youngest?

  8. Team Keith Olbermann ‏
    “Keith says he’s “no longer unemployed”. What does that mean? How long will us #FOK have to wait for an announcement?”

    • Keith is on This Week’s Roundtable tomorrow morning, with George Will, Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, and the ever condescending and insufferable Peggy Noonan.

      • Shame on any physician that would oversee such a routine when it is not medically necessary.
        I’d really like to see the study on how many end up with viruses or bacteria introduced at the length of time the naso-gastric tube is in.

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