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Take a peek over Jim Borgman's shoulder


Jim Borgman has been the Enquirer's editorial cartoonist since 1976. Borgman has won every major award in his field, including the 1991 Pulitzer Prize, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993, and most recently, the Adamson Award in 2005 as International Cartoonist of the Year. His award-winning daily comic strip Zits, co-created with Jerry Scott, chronicles the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his family and friends through the glories and challenges of the teenage years. Since debuting in July 1997, Zits has regularly finished #1 in reader comics polls across America and is syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Heartland Cafe


44 Comments:

at 11/14/07, 6:24 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

I'll bet that Red Sox cap he wore went really well with his old constituents . . .

The only worse thing I can think of would be Antonio Villaraigosa wearing a Giants cap, or Gavin Newsom wearing a Dodgers cap . . .

 
at 11/14/07, 7:03 PM Anonymous cookkenusa said...

"...what's that, draft...?" Brrrr!

 
at 11/15/07, 2:12 PM Anonymous Schottzie03 said...

That is the second puffy coat you've drawn this week, although this one is a vest.

 
at 11/16/07, 9:19 AM Anonymous Cincinnatian said...

I'm going to go out on limb here and make a prediction on an upcoming drawing....

Joe Nuxhall at the Pearly Gates....?

 
at 11/16/07, 11:01 AM Anonymous mr. whig said...

no, no, no, the "so-and-so" at the pearly gates must be Editorial Cartoonist Template #1.
Where Mr. Whig lives, he has a very unoriginal cartoonist who trots out that hoary old saw everytime someone dies.
No, rounding third and being thrown out at home is the right analogy here.

 
at 11/16/07, 11:03 AM Anonymous mr. whig said...

I meant, "rounding third and heading for home."

"Thrown out" is an old line of Steve Bosco, Bob and Ray's sports reporter.

 
at 11/16/07, 11:21 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jim, tell us how you really feel. Your characatures of the candidates don't show a preference whatsoever.

By the way, I've never seen HRC look that happy in real life. If she really could smile like that she might be more palatable. Contrary to your drawing, she's usually the one snarling and Rudy appears to be more of a smiler.

 
at 11/18/07, 4:08 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, like Bush can count!

US says Iraq attacks down 55 percent By KIM GAMEL, Associated Press Writer
Sun Nov 18, 11:57 AM ET



BAGHDAD - Violence is down 55 percent in Iraq since a U.S.-Iraqi security operation began this summer, U.S. officials said Sunday, even as at least 15 Iraqis were reported killed in bombings and shootings.

 
at 11/18/07, 4:09 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you spell Bush? J-O-Y!! (did he learn jingle bells in kindergarten?)

 
at 11/18/07, 4:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Solution: let's get rid of New York

 
at 11/18/07, 5:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

To
at 6:24 PM Reality Check said...

or A-Fraud wearing a Red Sox cap

how low he's willing to sink, even after Pat endorsed him! and the Red Sox don't even know who Pat is!

 
at 11/18/07, 5:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

US of A:

war, drugs, and cost reduction (pulling parts out of commercial jet engines to save a buck or two (probably to build a new outfit in China, to make the rest of the engine that's left!))

 
at 11/18/07, 5:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Hillary, what about the health care plan? How are you going to get this country on a diet? Diet McBurgers? and diet fries? my favorite: diet pizza! (can't wait for diet whitecastle and diet graeter's); maybe Lindner can start a diet UDF franchise

 
at 11/18/07, 5:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Hillary, what about the health care plan? How are you going to get this country on a diet? Diet McBurgers? and diet fries? my favorite: diet pizza! (can't wait for diet whitecastle and diet graeter's); maybe Lindner can start a diet UDF franchise

 
at 11/18/07, 5:48 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see: who can be the first to divert the $100 trillion dollars bush has set aside for the war into healthcare, education, etc?

 
at 11/18/07, 5:48 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see: who can be the first to divert the $100 trillion dollars bush has set aside for the war into healthcare, education, etc?

 
at 11/18/07, 5:49 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet they're talking about the length of Barry Bonds' jail sentence

 
at 11/18/07, 5:50 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's get bush on the jerry springer show so we can go home and live a life! (and then on Oprah and then Letterman, and then Leno who always competes with letterman, and round and round until we can have a life again)

 
at 11/18/07, 7:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank Gawd bush doesn't have anything to do with Red Sox Nation!

 
at 11/18/07, 7:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we really need to discuss is which parts we're going to keep in the commercial jet engine, and which ones we're going to pull out

 
at 11/19/07, 12:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

patriots statistics

Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Brady 3059
Passing TDs: T. Brady 38
Rushing Yards: L. Maroney 436
Rushing TDs: S. Morris 3
Receiving Yards: R. Moss 1052
Receiving TDs: R. Moss 16
Interceptions: A. Samuel 4

Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4368 (1)
Passing Yards: 3050 (1)
Rushing Yards: 1318 (4)
Points per game: 41.1 (1)
Yards per game: 436.8 (1)
Touchdowns: 48 (1)
Field Goals: 11 (29)


AFC East Division
Team W L T Pct
New England 10 0 0 1.000
Buffalo 5 5 0 .500
New York 2 8 0 .200
Miami 0 10 0 .000



Schedule 2007
Week Date Opp Info
1 9/9 @ NYJ W 38-14
2 9/16 vs. SD W 38-14
3 9/23 vs. Buf W 38-7
4 10/1 @ Cin W 34-13
5 10/7 vs. Cle W 34-17
6 10/14 @ Dal W 48-27
7 10/21 @ Mia W 49-28
8 10/28 vs. Was W 52-7
9 11/4 @ Ind W 24-20
10 Bye Week
11 11/18 @ Buf W 56-10
12 11/25 vs. Phi
13 12/3 @ Bal
14 12/9 vs. Pit
15 12/16 vs. NYJ
16 12/23 vs. Mia
17 12/29 @ NYG

 
at 11/19/07, 5:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY ALL OF YOU BUSH HATERS...THRE WAS AN EXCELLENT EDITORIAL IN THE ENQUIRER THIS AM.

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071119/EDIT02/711190393/1090

E-mail | Print | digg us! | del.icio.us! | Click-2-Listen

Harper Lee came calling on President Bush the other day. She received the Medal of Freedom for her sublime contribution to American culture, the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." I have often thought of a line from that story when I think of President Bush. Referring to the unforgettable Atticus Finch, Lee wrote, "There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us."

I may seem rebellious, but I think history will view George W. Bush as certainly the most important president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and arguably the best. By objective measure, he has been undeniably successful in the two areas historically used to judge a presidency: national security and the economy. Since 9/11 we have been 100 percent safe, and the overall economy has been remarkably strong.

His proactive doctrine of planting freedom and hope in the Middle East is coming to fruition. He will be compared favorably to other wartime presidents, Abraham Lincoln and FDR, without stretching the Constitution nearly as far as they did.


In this skittish and cynical time foreseen long ago by Plato in Book II of "The Republic" as the "Feverish State," Bush has stood apart like Atticus, a bastion of certainty, courage and hope. The certainty comes from trusting what is best and universal in human nature. John F. Kennedy would have called him a "Profile in Courage" for doing what he believes is right, however unpopular.

The hope is engendered by our young people. Some are volunteering to fight for freedom around the world, others are working long hours to meld our economy with 21st century technology. They will surpass the "greatest generation."

It is positive energy which propels evolution in nature and society. Bush exhibits this with an unassuming, plain-spoken style sometimes short on eloquence but long on wisdom - an unlikely heroic figure. Shakespeare would have loved him.

 
at 11/19/07, 5:59 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those damned Yankees! - South Carolina

 
at 11/19/07, 6:39 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, the freedom to start a war any time you want for any reason you want to justify anything you want to spend any amount of money you want at the cost of any amount of lives you want to go on as long as you want with noone's permission - that's real freedom

 
at 11/19/07, 6:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Giuliani promotes virtual fence By ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer
33 minutes ago



MISSION, Texas - Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani pushed the idea of a "virtual" rather than a real fence along much of the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday, an issue that's controversial in the Rio Grande Valley where many people oppose construction of a physical fence to stop illegal immigration.

 
at 11/19/07, 6:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pope Guiliani

 
at 11/19/07, 6:55 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

boo Yankees and Me-Rod (I'm worth 40 million a year)

 
at 11/19/07, 6:56 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Ohio State!

 
at 11/19/07, 7:12 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, A-Rod's 54 homers and 156 RBIs are nice during the regular season, but look at his performances from the playoffs. Rodriguez has hit .133, .071, and .267 in his last three postseasons. Meanwhile, all Lowell did this year was earn World Series MVP by batting .400 with 6 runs scored and 4 RBIs. Lowell hit .353 in 14 postseason games for the Red Sox in 2007.
(Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)

 
at 11/19/07, 7:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the chances that Giuliani will switch and become an Indians fan? or a Bengals fan?

 
at 11/19/07, 7:14 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is in the eye of the beholder, of course. What is certain is that Lowell, in an "off" year, made 15 errors at third base this season compared with A-Rod's 13. But Lowell made just 6 errors in each of his previous two seasons, while A-Rod made 36 total errors in 2005 and 2006. For his career, Rodriguez has a .960 fielding percentage at third base, while Lowell is practically unmatched at his position at .976.
(Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

 
at 11/19/07, 7:20 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

need to get all the candidates' pictures on Starbucks coffess cups and mugs so we can all wake up with a cheer in the am (too late, bush!)

 
at 11/20/07, 6:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like an addictions anonymous meeting (let's not talk about bombs today!)

 
at 11/20/07, 9:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad Marge didn't live long enough to run!

 
at 11/20/07, 10:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary should take Carol Burnett lessons (WE had to sit through it!) and Giuliani can take lessons from all in the family family guy

 
at 11/21/07, 10:36 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I often lie awake at night wondering how the polls in Cincinnati are rigged (one fo the 10 wonders of the world)

 
at 11/21/07, 10:37 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is mitt romney smiling all the time and he isn't doing any work? (must have a lot of spare change)

 
at 11/21/07, 10:38 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

My three picks for president:

1. Terry Francona
2. The Fantastic Four
3. Alice in Wonderland

 
at 11/21/07, 10:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with voting for old people is that they'll use all the money for old people problems and perks; my whole life has been spent taking care of the old generation - when is it our turn?

 
at 11/21/07, 10:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

living in Ohio is like living in a nursing home

 
at 11/21/07, 10:54 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

a group of 5th graders could come up with better policy (more honest); at least they came up with better ideas than the principal

 
at 11/21/07, 11:21 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary, Giuliani, when is it going to be fun?

 
at 11/24/07, 10:08 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Romney calls for judge he appointed to resign - it's already started and he isn't even elected!

Home / News / Nation
Romney calls for judge to resign
Tuttman released killer without bail
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at 11/26/07, 11:25 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oprah should mind her own business, her school that's falling apart...

November 26, 2007
DES MOINES, Iowa—Oprah Winfrey will join Democrat Barack Obama again on the campaign trail, this time visiting the early contest states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the candidate's campaign said Monday.

more stories like thisThe popular talk show host and media mogul plans to visit Iowa on Saturday, Dec. 8, with stops in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. The following day, she'll travel to Columbia, S.C. Later that day, Obama's campaign said, she'll travel to Manchester, N.H.

This isn't the first time Oprah has lent her star power to the Illinois senator.

In September, she rolled out the red carpet for Obama at a gala fundraiser in California that brought in about $3 million for his campaign.

Winfrey is a well-known fan of Obama, calling him "my favorite guy" and "my choice" on CNN's "Larry King Live" last year before he announced he would seek the presidency.

In a news release announcing the events, Obama's campaign said tickets to the Iowa events will be given first to precinct captains, then campaign volunteers, then to supporters and undecided caucus-goers.

It said volunteers can be guaranteed a ticket by completing a four-hour volunteer shift or attending local caucus training before the event.

 
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