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Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2010 by bearmancartoons

3 1 10 Bearman Cartoon Cannabis Skunk Hallucinations

New “duh” story about cannabis.  People who smoke alot are more likely to have hallucinations.  Study out of London says,

Young people who smoke cannabis or marijuana for six years or more are twice as likely to have psychotic episodes, hallucinations or delusions than people who have never used the drug, scientists said on Monday.

I must be so far removed from people I knew that used heavy drugs that I learned a new term.  “Skunk”  Seems this is a more potent form of the drug in its purest form which makes the above affects seven times more likely than your normal everyday pot.

Kevin Smith rides a Plane

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by bearmancartoons

2 23 10 Bearman Cartoon Kevin Smith Southwest

This cartoon was inspired by recent events where actor/director Kevin Smith was unceremoniously booted off a Southwest Airlines Flight because they claimed he was too big to put the armrest down.  He claimed otherwise but was still booted.

Now of course I exaggerated Kevin’s weight above but this brings up the bigger question.  Should overweight people be forced to purchase two seats on planes where the seats are way smaller than they should be?  I am sure that if you go back 50 years people were skinnier and airline seats were bigger.

But on the other hand, what about the rights of the person who paid full price for their ticket as well and had to suffer from someone invading their already small space.  As someone who is over 6′ tall and broad-shouldered, I realize that my frame could impede a seatmate on a plane.  That is why I have moved to window seats so I can scruntch that extra 2 inches towards the window.

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Sarah Palin’s Hand

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2010 by bearmancartoons

2 9 10 Bearman Cartoon Sarah Palins Hand

I questioned myself as I thought of and drew this editorial cartoon.  Even now I understand the impact of the word “retard” or “retarded” but I don’t know if I am offended by every usage of it as others.  First some background.

Former Vice Presidential candidate and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin continues to make news this month.  This week she was a keynote speaker at the Tea Party Convention.   During a Q&A discussion she could be seen checking out notes written on her hand.

And last week she called out President Obama to fire Chief of Stafe Rahm Emanuel for saying that some liberal activists are “fucking retards”  Yet when Chris Wallace confronted her about Rush Limbaugh’s similar use, she blew it off as satire.  So when someone uses the word “retard” or “retarded” in jest it is OK.  HUH??

As someone with a close relative who has Downs Syndrome, I would have to be restrained if someone called her a retard.  But I don’t have the same visceral response if someone called me it or my ideas retarded.  So as I say, I struggle with whether or not “retarded” should be avoided in all speech. 

For those who have an issue with using “retarded”, do you have similar issues with words like “idiot”, “moron” or “imbecile”??  If not, why not??  All of those words were used as IQ categories before the term “mentally retardation”  We now use terms such as “special” and “developmentally disabled”.  In 25 years, will those too be considered bad?

What is your opinion??

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Airport Body Scanner Smuggler

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2010 by bearmancartoons

2 7 10 Bearman Cartoon Airport Body Scanner

There seems to be a wide range of people who are concerned in the US with the TSA putting Body Scanners in the security lines as another line of defense against terrorism.  This article from the Washington Post explains much of it.

I think the above might be an unintended consequence for those men who are “underpacking”.

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Scott Brown and Abortion Cartoon

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2010 by bearmancartoons

1 31 10 Bearman Cartoon Scott Brown Abortion

It is interesting how often political party members get into a tizzy when one of their own doesn’t go along with the party line on every single issue.  Not that it ever was a secret but now it is out in the news that Scott Brown, the Republican who won Ted Kennedy’s Senatorial seat, is not a pro-life senator.  He believes the government should stay out of the debate (with the exception of late-term abortions) and shouldn’t provide federal funds to support it.

Are Republicans who looked at this guy as a savior now going to backtrack?  The problem Republicans are having is their small tent litmus test mentality that says you have to fit into every category to call yourself a Republican.  At least on the surface I like the fact that Brown is trying to open the doors of the tent a little wider.

Fiscally I lean to the right and socially to the left.  As I have said before I want the Conservatives to stay out of my pants and the liberals to stay out of my wallet.
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Oral Sex Banned from School…Dictionaries

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by bearmancartoons

1 26 10 Bearman Cartoon Webster Dictionary Oral Sex

Thanks to the Friggin Loon for the heads up on this story.  It seems a California School has decided to yank the dictionaries out of a K-8 school because they found out that the definition of the word “oral sex” was contained within.  Oh my!!!! 

Actually I remember as a kid skimming through the dictionary with my friends to find the most offensive words we could.  And good or bad, these days kids are far less naive than we were.  Parents don’t control what their kids watch or see on the internet.  And trust me, even if 99% of them did, a kid will befriend the one kid in town whose parents don’t.

And before you ask…no I didn’t do internet porn research.  I don’t even know if BigBoobieGirls.com is a real website.  Someone whose other half isn’t staring intently over their shoulder as they post this particular cartoon might want to check and report back.

Speaking of being naive…I can remember in 7th grade a girl in my class coming up and asking me “are you a virgin?”.  To which I replied…”NO!  I am a Cancer!!!”

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NBC Rehires Conan for Tonight Show

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2010 by bearmancartoons

1 24 10 Bearman Cartoon Conan O'Brien

It seems the finale of the Tonight Show with Conan O’brien was a ratings success.   He almost tripled Letterman’s ratings for the night.  Given the decisions the NBC executives have made the last several seasons, I wouldn’t be surprised at the above outcome.

On a similar note, the Team Conan t-shirts are way out pacing the Team Leno ones.  Get yours by clicking the image below while you can.

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