Friday, March 16, 2007

McGreevey back again

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Well, former Governor James McGreevey is back in the news again. According to Josh Margolin of the Star-Ledger, Mcgreevey seeks to gain custody of his 5-year-old daughter, as well as child support from his estranged wife.

Is anyone really surprised by this? Aristotle claimed that everything rotated around Earth, which was at center of the universe. Replace the Earth with McGreevey, and I think you'll have a clearer interpretation of what the former Governor feels is his place in the universe.

Taxes on the rise...

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Corzine's budget cap is having an effect on local municipalities. They are struggling to control spending while providing services that local citizens have come to expect. Which means tax increases are on their way.

For one example, according to Patricia Miller of the Brick Bulletin, Brick Township residents could see a 12-cent rise in the municipal purposes tax rate. The increase stems primarily from the way the budget has been crafted over the past 13 years, where one-time gimmicks have taken the place of deferred school taxes.

Now that the time has come to have to raise taxes, the politicians are all finding the most effective human shield - children.

Here's the sketch:

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Alberto and his poorly run department

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Poor, poor Alberto. He got far by hitching his wagon to Bush, but it seems the ride is close to being over.

Attempting to use the Patriot Act to swiftly replace U. S. attorneys that weren't lock-and-step with the Bush administration, Gonzales has found himself on an island where his chief of staff has resigned, and Bush has singled his Attorney General out as having to go up to Capitol Hill and fix these "mistakes."

Mistakes that the White House had to know about and be involved in.

And if Gonzales is telling the truth that he had no knowledge of the discussions going on about the individual attorneys, then he really doesn't, as Senator Charles Schumer of New York suggests, "...have the foggiest idea of what's going on."

Here's the sketch:

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wayne I need to say more?

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Surprise, surprise surprise! State Senator Wayne Bryant is caught up in more controversy about his job at Rutgers. According to Bob Ingle at the Asbury Park Press, Bryant has only given 2 of a proposed 20 lectures he was set to teach. His record of showing up in the legislature is probably even less spectacular than that. And let's not forget his position at the most upstanding institution in the country, UMDNJ.

It's just amazing that all of these jobs, for which he does little to nothing, will all contribute to his pension when he retires.

...sorry, I had to go vomit.

Here's the sketch:

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

American Sign Language illustration

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I'll have some more stuff to post tomorrow, but for today here's an illustration I did to accompany a story written by Antonio Prado at the Community News. To view the layout of my hands, click here.

If you'd like to read Antonio's story, click here.

(Note: You much have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the newspaper. If you don't, download it here.