Lemons291Ugh! What a week. The national conversation (or lack thereof) has spilled into this blog. I’m as frustrated with trying to keep a civil dialogue going as I’m sure most of the rest of the country is. I’m almost at the point of wanting to shut down the comments altogether, rather than put up with the constant sniping. ThisĀ isĀ supposed to be a humor site, after all. I’ve decided to take a short break from the ugliness to do something more constructive with my time and energy. Therefore this will be my last post until next week. Enjoy your weekend.

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2 Responses to Lemonade

  1. Penelope Matson says:

    Dear Mr. Crabb,
    I have followed your blog for quite a long time, but have hestitated to comment because I don’t want to get mixed up with other local family members’ viewpoints.
    But, your recent bashing by Todd J, and your subsequent withdrawal for a time, made me so sad, and also angry, that I felt it was time to speak up.
    Your cartoons are amazing. I am shocked that no larger metropolitan newspaper hasn’t come begging on their knees to have your cartoons on a regular basis. Many are local in nature, I realize that, but they all speak to larger issues that we all can identify with.
    I thank you for your lovely art, your clear and powerful voice, and your willingness to host this site. As my mother used to say: Don’t let the bastards get you down.
    Best to you, Penny Matson

  2. Michael Anderson says:

    Agreed Penny, don’t let them get you down.
    Here is an interesting perspective that supports your view:

    “For all its problems, the first 10 years of the 21st century were in fact humanity’s finest, a time when more people lived better, longer, more peaceful, and more prosperous lives than ever before. Consider that in 1990, roughly half the global population lived on less than $1 a day; by 2007, the proportion had shrunk to 28 percent — and it will be lower still by the close of 2010. That’s because, though the financial crisis briefly stalled progress on income growth, it was just a hiccup in the decade’s relentless GDP climb.”

    We will make it; we are moving forward.

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