Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Obama Stem cells

With all the discussion of the economy, I'm not sure if this cartoon is flying below the radar a bit, but Obama has started attacking McCain for soft on Stem Cells, mostly because he chose Sarah Palin as his running mate.

The ads seem somewhat unfair because McCain has been a fervent supported of stem cell research and has voted for it repeatedly.


Here is my latest attack on Bishop Morlino.

The cartoon refers to an openly gay music director who was fired from the catholic church where he worked and worshiped. Some folks think I should blame the the priest who hired the music director (he knew he was openly gay at the time) and then fired him. But the priest only fired the director after a minute group of small-minded parishioners complained to the archdiocese. It seemed pretty clear to me that the priest had little choice in the matter the and the orders came from a higher power (the bishop not god, but I think the bishop confuses the two sometimes).

I must say I was rather disappointed that I received so few complaints about this cartoon.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Brewers Debacle

Like our economy the Brewers appear to be in serious trouble. They've blown a six or seven game lead in the Wild Card standings and have won only a handful of games in September. The dream of the getting to the postseason for the first time in since 1983 is rapidly slipping away.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Laying an Egg

The Madison City Council is at it again. Instead of actually working to solve some of the cities problems, they fought for several hours on Tuesday night arguing whether people who rent units in multi-unit buildings should be allowed to keep chickens in their back yards. Owners or renters of single family homes have been allowed to keep chickens for several years. God forbid we discriminate. Here is the cartoon:

Zoo problem

Here is a cartoon from today's Tampa Tribune:

The venerable president of the Lowry Park Zoo, Lex Salibury, has made a number of questionable decisions about his private venture Safari Wild, a wildlife safari resort outside of Lakeland that would give folks and upclose experience with animals in a more natural setting.

The problem is that Salisbury keeps using resources from the Zoo he runs, which is funded by taxpayers, to benifit his private business venture. For instance he wants to give zoo animals a break from their hectic life at Lowry Park by letting them wander Safari Wild's lands.

Lex deserves a little slack. From what I can gather, he transformed Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo from a laughing stock to one of the premier zoos in the country. Also it seems like many of his poor decisions are driven by a genuine concern for the animals. But when you are funded by taxpayers, you need to have genuine concern for their needs, and most importantly respect for the money they give you.

Cartoon update

Below are a bunch of cartoons I've draw in the last week or so. Enjoy them.

I'm not really a fan of Sarah Palin.
Wisconsin is definitely in for a wild ride as the election approaches.
Why is it always the Republicans who want to make it harder for people to vote. And Attorney General J.B had been doing such a great job administering the law without letting his politics get in the way until he sued the state to take voters whose registration data doesn't match the data at other state agencies like the DMV, off the rolls.

The simple fact of the matter is that there are very few people who are truly voting illegally. Most of the irregularities occur because of typos in voters names or addresses not matching.

There are very few if any cases that have found that voters are trying to game the system. The risk of being got committing voter fraud is simply not worth the reward of voting twice for your candidate. When it comes to voting the general population is a lot more honest than Republicans think.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The real political divide and funny fish

Well, Packers season is upon us and for the first time in, like, decades Brett Favre won't be starting. The state is currently divided on the issue of Favre vs. Rodgers and the only thing that rectify this rift will be the play of the 24-year-old first round pick from California. I think this editorial cartoons properly illustrates the situation. (full disclosure: I'm now a Rodgers fan and a bonafide Favre hater)

Also, in Tampa, a scandal has emerged as restaurants have been serving cheaper low-quality pieces of fish and claiming that they are grouper. The restaurants blame their distributors who in turn blame their suppliers. I couldn't hep but take a stab at McCain and Palin, within the context of the issue.

Friday, September 5, 2008


As much as I would love to see a real third party break the stranglehold that the Democrats and the Republicans have on national politics, the Liberatarian party just scares me. I agree with almost all of their principles (with the notable exceptions of their stance on immigration and their opposition to global trade), but why does this party have to attract all these wackos.

Here is the cartoon:

This is especially strange because, since the Republican party was taken over by the moral majority, there are alot of folks like me who like the idea of small government, lower taxes and the american spirit of entrepenuership, but can't stand the social conservatives and their "values." These folks, I like to call them "old school" or "real" Republicans, should be ripe pickens for Libertarians. But instead of courting these moderate voters Libertarians are more concerned with legalizing pot and warning everyone about chips being implanted in your brain at birth. Oh well.

Also here is the cartoon from yesterday's State Journal.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Weekend Update

Below are two cartoons from newspapers this weekend. This one from the State Journal, didn't stir up too many problems.

But this one, from Sunday's Tampa Tribune has made me particularly unpopular with some of the city's firefighters.

Tampa's Mayor offered the firefighters a 6.5% raise to extend their contract. That deal seemed more than reasonable in a stagnant economy, when most other parts of the city budget are getting cut. But the firefighters demanded a 10% raise, refused the contract and then stacked city council meeting to pressure the council to caving to their demands. The council folded pretty quickly.

Look, we all respect those brave public servants who put their lives on the line daily. But that respect does not exempt them from criticism. Sometimes you just have to call them as you see 'em.