12:23 pm December 8, 2010, by mluckovich
join me today from 1-2 p.m. i’ll take your questions or comments about my cartoons, including today’s Obama cartoon, and anything else you want to talk about.
December 8th, 20101:00 pm
hello everyone. any comments or questions?
December 8th, 20101:01 pm
Maybe an Idea for the future:
Obama, “Spare Change you can believe in”
Love ya,keep up the great work
December 8th, 20101:02 pm
You have one of the few Twitter accounts that I follow. You cartoons are great. Hope you consider this a complement but the only one that ever compared to you was Oliphant
December 8th, 20101:05 pm
david, i do consider that a compliment. thank you. there doesn’t seem to be much going on today. any topic suggestions? one topic i’m thinking about is georgia’s new governor is calling for more cuts in education, but wants to lower corporate taxes by a third.
December 8th, 20101:07 pm
good idea, rick price.
Hi and thanks
December 8th, 20101:09 pm
Your work is so non partisan, I love it.
December 8th, 20101:11 pm
Would love to see your take sometime on the pendulum nature of politics/government in the U.S. We swing back and forth, seemingly unable to find a satisfactory home. I find your work exceptionally poignant and on-target.
One other thing
,I sure do miss your wonderful doodles of Bush,Chaney &”Rummy”kind of like Ralph Steadman and Nixon,gone but not forgotten
hi and thanks, you wouldn’t believe how many think otherwise.
Do you have a book of your work
I bought Clyde Wells (retired cartoonist) from the Augusta Chronicle umbrella etc, is any of your work for sale now?
December 8th, 20101:12 pm
thank you, Somewhat, you all are being too nice to me today.
December 8th, 20101:13 pm
I look forward to seeing your cartoons, are you up for any 2010 awards?
December 8th, 20101:14 pm
Mike, Are there ever opportunities to meet you in person, such as meet/greets
at the AJC or your office, or……..
i have a book called “four more wars” that came out a few years ago. i think it’s available at amamzon.com. i also sell my originals.
Mike, do you ever think of political correctness or if majority of audience will appreciate your work. Do you go by how you feel in he morning. If that’s the case, your life must be miserable from 00 – 08
December 8th, 20101:15 pm
I moved from Augusta, GA to Northern VA I read the AJC Daily going and coming, I don’t read the local papers here…
December 8th, 20101:16 pm
Not me…Hi and thanks, should be Thanks I’m high!!!
Mike did you show any of the troops, your cartoon a few years back comparing them to terrorist?
steve, i try and avoid human beings, but occasionally i give speeches around town. a couple weeks ago, i gave one at uga. next time i’m going to give a speech, i’ll mention it here.
I noticed that there weren’t any ethnic minorities in your cartoon crowd today. Do you really think that your drawing represents his base? Seems like you and the Brinks/Broadview security people who cast their commercials with ONLY white males breaking in to houses, are “peas in the liberal pod.”
December 8th, 20101:17 pm
When you see other cartoonist who LEAN only one way in their drawings (ie the Augusta Chronicle cartoonist) *GAGS* what do you think?
December 8th, 20101:19 pm
How on Earth did you ever win a Pulitzer? To be honest, and in my opinion, you’re not very funny and your humor is pretty shallow. You seem to always hit on the same subjects. After reading a few of your cartoons, I can see your punchlines coming from miles away. Very formulaic. Not too original.
But, Merry Christmas anyway!
ramble on, that cartoon didn’t show a u.s. soldier, it showed someone in a hood, labeled “america.” it wasn’t aimed at the troops who follow orders, it was aimed at our country and what we were allowing to happen in our name, at the behest of our leaders.
December 8th, 20101:20 pm
Guy Incognito, look again, the two ladies nearest the white house are african-american.
Hello Mike. My favorite entry from you ran on July 28, 2009 (Pres. Obama, Prof. Gates, and Sgt. Crowley). It made me laugh at a situation that unfortunately got out of hand very quickly. By the way, your drawing of the President is spot on. His ears are really that big.
Is there any subject or person you consider off limits?
December 8th, 20101:21 pm
Roekest, i wonder the same thing too.
Rick do you have final say in what will be printed? is anything ever to bad or controversial that they will not let you print? in other words, do you go to the editor first with your drawnings and when it’s approved you submit them?
December 8th, 20101:23 pm
Electric, thank you and no. i do love drawing obama.
December 8th, 20101:25 pm
I wonder why no one drew Rush Limbaugh with money falling out of his pockets with a cigar in his mouth, and a dumpster on his shoulder smiling and in the background scrambling to find food. Do you get more hate mail when you target specific people, like the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck (just to name a few).
December 8th, 20101:26 pm
I wonder why no one drew Rush Limbaugh with money falling out of his pockets with a cigar in his mouth, and a dumpster on his shoulder smiling and in the background CHILDREN scrambling to find food. Do you get more hate mail when you target specific people, like the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck (just to name a few).
Sorry for the repost but I left off CHILDREN
Arlington VA , since you called me “Rick”, i’m going to call you “richmond”va. i have to show my rough idea to an editor before i draw the final. they let me do mostly what i want, but they’ve also saved me from doing something that could be misinterpreted.
December 8th, 20101:28 pm
How about the subject of politicians changing party after the election?
December 8th, 20101:29 pm
great question, Arlington VA, i mean, Richmond. folks get very upset if i do a cartoon on sarah palin or rush, which strikes me as weird, because those two freely criticize others.
Mike, are you amazed or jealous at how great Michael Ramirez is?
December 8th, 20101:31 pm
good topic, Ronald Foust. some democrats are thinking that after the tax cut compromise,maybe obama did that.
December 8th, 20101:32 pm
Mike, what is your opinion on the most important issue or issues facing the metro Atlanta community over the next few years? Thanks and keep doing what you’re doing.
I remember one of your cartoons where Sonny Purdue had someone holding a sign that pointed to him saying “I’m with stupid”. It was briefly on the website but quickly disappeared. Can you say what happened?
December 8th, 20101:33 pm
RAMBLE ON!!! i’m amazed! no, wait. i’m jealous! actually, i’m amazingly jealous!
ooops sorry Mike for calling you he who’s name should not be mention LOL, Rick from the augusta chronicle (worse cartoonist ever) IMO. And thanks for answering the question.
Maybe you should do a Newt one tomorrow with Pearl Harbor as the them and books flying off the shelf LOL, and his eyes made up like Dollar signs… LOL… Your work is some of the best.
December 8th, 20101:34 pm
Hey Mike, I truly like your work because almost always it is right on target. I would like to see more that exposes the misguided government people who seem to be running our country deeper into poverty and economic ruin. One such matter is why don’t some of these Political Brains can’t come up with the idea to try to get some of the outsourced jobs back to lower the unemployment rate in America. Keep up the good work…..
December 8th, 20101:35 pm
The governor’s race was a lose-lose situation for the state of GA. Nathan will gut us like a deer in the king’s forrest. Let’s hope we catch him at it and can stop him before he takes it all.
mike b, these issues sound boring, because they seemingly never go away, but improving transportation, water, education and intelligently managing atlanta’s growth.
December 8th, 20101:37 pm
Luckovich, you’re just another left wing hack in the mold of Bookman-Tucker. Now wonder you’re losing subscribers/readers.
Are you up for any awards for 2010? if so which? and who are the other contenders?
what you talkin bout jerry?
December 8th, 20101:38 pm
Funny Jerry if anything he’s GAINING subscribers/readers. Mike is one of the best cartoonist in the US, I say keep up the good work. I look forward to his truthful drawings.
December 8th, 20101:39 pm
Bless your heart, M’uck. How could anyone tell? Admit that you will not draw a minority (other than gender) with discernable features because you fear the backlash.
I’ll leave you with your sheep now, but thank you for taking time to help me try and understand the thinkings of a far left liberal.
Ouch, my head hurts.
Mike – WIll the newspaper business exist in five years, or ten? Do you see a dramatic rise in local govt/political corruption as local media outlets (like newspapers and broadcast tv) continue to fall further and further down the consumers value chain in terms of where they receive their news?
December 8th, 20101:40 pm
Carol Lingerfelt, if you’re a republican in georgia, you can be dumb and corrupt and still get elected.
for you to say you’re not biased is a complete joke. 5-1 your drawings are pro left leaning ideas.
give it a rest and quit bs’ing people.
Mike, were things always so polarized? I’m young(er) so I have no real perspective.
Seems like the word ‘moderate’ is a dirty one these days. I’m moderate with my children, my spouse, my work, my friends, and my habits- so why doesn’t that work everywhere else?
Woot. I almost missed the lunch again. But I forgot what I wanted to ask about last week……..
Mike–I love your cartoons and the often subtlety you include that require some additional thinking. Was there any one topic from the past that you could have drawn a cartoon on a daily basis more than any other?
BTW, the Bill Clinton/Chelsea’s bridesmaid was my favorite from this year!
carter is a fool
December 8th, 20101:41 pm
Most often your cartoons express pure hatred for those that do not hold a liberal view of the world. They show nothing of the world view portrayed by a talented cartoonist – Michael Ramirez. You should study his view on the world and adopt a more balanced view of the world and learn from his great skill and keen wit. This would certainly improve your long standing Bush Bashing and Republican Hating scribbles.
Mike *BRACE YOURSELF* this is a race question. Do you get more hate filled emails from whites, black or latinos? What’s the general make up.
December 8th, 20101:43 pm
Guy Incognito, just for you, for now on when i draw a white person, i’ll label them “white” and when i draw a black person, i’ll label them “black.”
i rest my case with your last comment. you’re a little weanie whiny liberal. yeah liberals are a bastion of ethics!! how many tax cheats did obama hire? how about rangel?
your inane posts suggets that dems in georgia are clean, ehtical and moral haha.
you’re pathetic man.
Thanks for making me smile! Your talent is great!
Please focus on education. Do comps on countries–
we are going backwards—cutting our children short
in every way.
1) How often do you receive an inspiration about a week past the “shelf” date for topic? I imagine that would be frustrating.
2) Any young(er) — I’m good like that — cartoonists presently flying under the radar that you think are talented and might receive a bigger stage later?
December 8th, 20101:44 pm
@carter is a fool.
If you’re accusing Lukovich of ‘pure hatred’ then you have no idea, nor have experienced, what “pure hatred” means.
If you toss such phrases around casually don’t expect anyone to take you seriously.
December 8th, 20101:45 pm
ABC: AJC circulation dives 23 percent
Atlanta Business Chronicle
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s average daily circulation plunged about 23 percent for the six-month period ending in September, according to numbers released Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
Atlanta’s daily newspaper had a circulation of 211,420, compared with 274,062 in the same six-month period last year. Figures are based on a Monday-through-Friday average
Read more: ABC: AJC circulation dives 23 percent | Atlanta Business Chronicle
December 8th, 20101:46 pm
Hayseed Dixie, good comment. things weren’t always so polorized. it’s complicated why things have changed. one of the politicians who had the most to do with dehumanizing the opposition was newt gingrich. he’s a crappy human being.
Thank you. These are good issues. Re water, I often wonder if these issues are trumped up…in order to justify $4B sewer expansions and the like. Are you confident in the governance surrounding this particular project? I’m afraid I’m not.
December 8th, 20101:47 pm
And if your a liberal, the ajc and it’s liberal writers will lie and distort to make the liberal look better than the conservative. Go move to the left coast loser.
Then when California goes BK from it’s hideous liberal policies, you can still blame conservatives!
Mr. Get Real
December 8th, 20101:48 pm
Mr. Mike: I’ve always been fascinated that US citizens give so much credibility to a Hollywood actor when they speak on an issue, political or otherwise. How can we believe them when we know there’s a high probability they’re doing what they do best — acting. How about using your amazing talents to help us Get Real and think through these issues for ourselves, or instead take recommendations from those who truly understand the topic(s).
December 8th, 20101:49 pm
This dude Guy Incognito is what you call a “Cyber-Thug”. Tough guy behind the keyboard, a punk in person.
December 8th, 20101:50 pm
newt?a crappy human being. and i guess pelosi is just great huh? what about mckinney. bet ya love her don’t ya? you’re a friggin loser man. a typical whiney liberal. wah wah those mean evil republicans. yeah things are so great under obama! 10% unemployment after spending 800 BILLION in stimulus!! What a prezbo! Vote out the socialists and keep idiots like Mike from ruining this country.
December 8th, 20101:51 pm
Hey Mike, if you take Bob’s advise and move to the left coast, would you put in a good word for me for your job? I can’t draw and I’m not very funny, but I could do a stick figure with the caption “Obama Sucks” everyday and Bob and Hill and carter is a fool could write me letters and tell me how “great” I am……
December 8th, 20101:52 pm
Ted Striker, i don’t look back. i try to stay current.
Booker T. and The OMGs
I always like your “obituary” cartoons. I think I remember you drawing Lewis Grizzard meeting his dog Catfish at the Pearly Gates. Which politician, celebrity death are you looking forward to drawing?
December 8th, 20101:53 pm
Fred, you made me laugh out loud! you are very funny, so i hope you can’t draw
December 8th, 20101:55 pm
Don’t worry. I really CAN’T draw. Not even a decent stick figure……..
well put, steve. your cogent take on the issues of the day leave me speechless.
How nervous are you the paper you write for will go under? Seeing that you don’t know much about business and making money, you should consider going back to school.
December 8th, 20101:56 pm
Well Mike I am looking forward to the next live online chat with you, keep up the good work and stay blessed.
Jerry, Jerry, Jerry — What do your tea leaves and powerpoint charts say about the exponential growth trends of online readers and blogs linking to AJC online?
booker t. i did the lewis grizzard cartoon almost 20 years ago and readers still remmber that one. when i give a speech, someone always mentions it.
December 8th, 20101:58 pm
Have a great day Mike. Maybe I’ll remember the question I’ve been wanting to ask you for about three weeks by next Wednesday………..
Mike – How do we buy your originals ? There’s one from 4 years ago that I’d like to buy among others .
December 8th, 20101:59 pm
everyone, thanks for your comments. there were some great ones today. see you next wednesday from 1 to 2.
December 8th, 20102:00 pm
Were you aware that the AJC was given quite a bit of trouble trying to enter Gingrich’s 1994 victory party at the Cobb Galleria after your controversial cartoon?
I was there helping to cover it for a media outlet. It was a bit over the top on the part of the Gingrich entourage.
cisinc, you can email me about originals at email@example.com
December 8th, 20102:01 pm
Ted, Ted, Ted,—You must be a Lib. I used supporting facts. Typical Lib, just make statements and call them facts. Sounds like you read the “tea leaves”, not me. Hmmmmmm?
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