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On Wednesday evening, the city of Boston took a break from mourning those lost in the Marathon bombing to celebrate America and hockey at a Bruins game.

What they didn’t know then is that a dramatic manhunt beginning with the death of an MIT police officer would lead to the death of one of the bombing suspects and the capture of the other.

The relief that followed the successful end of that manhunt was clear to all Saturday afternoon as Red Sox star David Ortiz, aka “Big Papi,” made a simple declaration that spoke for millions of Bostonians.

And though he used one of George Carlin’s famed “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television,” Ortiz was given the thumbs-up by FCC chairman Julius Genachowski.

 

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Jimmy Kimmel Delivers Emotional Monologue Following Texas School Shooting

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The totally needless killing of 19 school children and 2 teachers in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas shows once again that we're a nation on the verge of total disaster. Republicans refuse to get on board with Democrats and enact essential gun reforms despite most Americans clamoring for them. Indeed, it seems schools will have to change their name to Uterus if Republicans will start regulating guns.

Never a stranger to controversy and nailing hypocritical Republicans, Jimmy Kimmel began his show without an audience on Wednesday and delivered a poignant monologue about the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Kimmel blasted feckless Republicans by saying most Americans support common-sense gun laws, but the legislation stalled “because our cowardly leaders just aren’t listening to us ― they’re listening to the NRA.”

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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