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By Tom Toles  | September 12, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
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I don't think any of the Op-Ed writers respond directly to comments, whether they be from the left or the right. Some of them appear to at least give them a look though. I don't blame them since most of their critics get rather shrill in the comments section.

Posted by: jhnnywalkr | September 12, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Ahh, nothing like waffles for breakfast,along with a slice or two of bacon, on this sunny Sunday morn : )
Could someone please pass the maple syrup?

Posted by: bertzel | September 12, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

And who might the "legitimate" critics be? Most of the columnists in the Post hide behind their columns. I do not put Mr. Toles on that list. He is the only Op-Ed writer to respond to people. Milbank, Robinson, Dionne, etc. hide from readers responses. They write far left columns in a one way fashion. They are cowards compared to Mr. Toles.

Posted by: bobbo2 | September 12, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Why doesn't Toles defend himself? If we consider his detractors on these pages to be on a par with critics (which will cause all legitimate critics to cringe), consider this quote from John Osbourne: Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.

Besides, it would only encourage them.

Posted by: MauiJT | September 12, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

jornolibist...interesting retort.

I fail to see why Toles consistently has others defend him when someone questions or comments. Perhaps HE could join the conversation and defend himself? Or is that not in his contract?

Just sayin'. today really about evil or the strength "we" are capable of, as we pulled TOGETHER as a country, for a common good while facing hell?
would you care to respond?

Posted by: bertzel | September 11, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Toles has plenty of respect. But his respect is for the truth - as he sees it.

If you want to differ, you should educate him. Do not insult him.

Posted by: GaryEMasters | September 11, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Toles is a liberal as such he has never done a cartoon showing any respect for the United States of America.

Posted by: jornolibist | September 11, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Because it is no cartoon day there is not to be a cartoon Honoring 9/11? Not a very good argument. On 9/11 truly evil people executed a conspiracy to kill as many Americans as possible, on American soil, and to destroy symbols of American greatness. Those evil people used our Freedoms and our resources to execute this conspiracy. On this day we Honor those Americans lost to this evil. We can also be reminded why we are in Afghanistan. So that these evil people cannot use Afghanistan as a base to execute another attack upon us or the rest of the world. Those that every day find things wrong with the United States can be eerily silent on days such as this. They are caught between their criticisms of the United States and the fact that the United States is the last best hope for this world. Wrapped up in the Flag? You betcha. And watching and listening to the entire list of casualties read from Ground Zero. The evil people that committed the attacks on 9/11 and have yet to be caught must never be able to rest and never be able to sleep while they hide like cowards. The United States will meet out Justice to these monsters, and they know that.

Posted by: bobbo2 | September 11, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse


Stop seeing conspiracies where they aren't. As a long time viewer of Tom Toles comics he usually publishes a new comic on Sunday through Fridays and there is no comic on Saturday. Within the past couple of months for reasons unknown the Post online has been posting his Sunday comic one day earlier and not waiting until Sunday. I don't know why and frankly it doesn't really bother me that they do. If you go back and look at Toles' archive dates you'll see that there is a history of no Saturday cartoons.

You know it amazes me that the people who wrap themselves up in the flag on this horrible anniversary are always seeing conspiracies that aren't there and ginning of false ones. You guys act like somehow this anniversary is yours and yours alone. That is a diservice to those who died and those who lost loved ones and friends. Instead of right-wing paranoia why don't you guys try remembering and honoring the dead of that day. It's the act that would show true compassion and heart.

Posted by: dre7861 | September 11, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Wishing everyone well this weekend.

Posted by: Kevin71707 | September 11, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I notice that the date above the cartoon is 9/12. The cartoon before that is 9/10. Today is 9/11. Just once wouldn't it be appropriate for Mr. Toles to give us a relevant cartoon on a significant day such as today, 9/11. Instead we get a cynical cartoon about the Commonwealth of Virginia finally getting out of the liquor store business. But then again maybe I should be careful about what I wish for. More than likely a rememberance or memorial cartoon about 9/11 from Mr. Toles would also be cynical and a let down. One thing I have always noticed about Mr. Toles' cartoons and rants is that they lack compassion and heart.

Posted by: bobbo2 | September 11, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

concerning your outake...Is that somewhat of a deja vu? Think I've seen that before.

Strange really, last time I experienced deja vu I was standing across the street from the Ford's Theater....what a strange day that ended up altering actually!

Have a "peaceful" weekend all.

Posted by: bertzel | September 10, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

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