Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
I rarely do political cartoons, but this situation was so ridiculous, it begged for a cartoon.
For those not in Alaska, Our Governor Frank Murkowski has days left in office and his term in office has been less than successful, due in large part to his bullying and antagonistic attitude towards the general public and his peers and rampant ethical problems and cronyism (so a lot like the problems at the Federal level).
Last week I received a pretty thick booklet in the mail that I initially though was a late election brochure. When I leafed through, I was impressed at the ridiculousness of what I had in my hand. (If you didn’t receive a copy, apparently they were only sent to “super-voters”.) The governor who had less than two weeks left in office decided to print up a 48 page booklet and mail at state expense, containing several pictures of himself and a laundry list of reasons why he was really a much, much better governor than anyone realized. He apparently had been keeping it all to himself. For example, on his official state web page, one of his listed news items is ‘Governor Supports Letting Alaskan’s Vote”. Yeah! I like him better already. He’s not going to take away my right to vote. Yeah Frank! You can’t make this stuff up.
To read more about his accomplishments go to http://www.gov.state.ak.us/2006_accomp.php
For the news story “Murkowski angles for the last word: $40,000: He calls administration one of state
So here's the strip:
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
"In many cities, the local liquor code forbids alcohol to be served at strip clubs. This letter to the mayor of Carbondale, Illinois was FOUND a few weeks ago by Jason C.
To Mayor Cole,
I would like to apply for a alcohol - nude dancing adult entertainment license. This business would offer the people of Carbondale an erotic and sensual experience that I feel is lacking in the community. I would like to own and manage a business in Carbondale, Illinois that sells alcohol beverages and has nude exotic dancers. I am preparing to present a safe and honest environment for the patrons. I know in my heart that when you see these beautiful and lovely ladies dancing, their bare and shapely bodies swaying to the beat of the music on the dark stage with the lights flashing, it will look like movements in the stars, and should take everyone to a magical place where they will find a special joy for their souls.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The cover was originally going to be penguins and a flying polar bear (from the polar bear lovin' catagory), but it was pointed out that polar bears and penguins don't mix, so puffins were the next best choice and it added a little color.