I heard from Bill Day today that he just lost his job at The Memphis Commercial-Appeal. Â Last week I heard from Robert Ariail at The State in South Carolina that he also lost his job, in what Robert describes as "the McClatchy Tsunami." Â Both Bill and Robert are long-time contributors to our site, and are among the very best cartoonists around. Â Both are syndicated by United Media, which also syndicates Ed Stein and Drew Litton, who lost their jobs when The Rocky Mountain News closed about three weeks ago - quite a hit to the United Media cartoonist stable. Â I've asked Bill and Robert to send me some comments for the blog.