Friday, August 03, 2007

Worst Candidates Ever

rob tornoe, tornoe, political cartoon, PoliticsNJ, Press of Atlantic City, Nicholas Asselta, Jeff Van Drew, New Jersey 1st District Assembly, The Simpsons, Milhouse, Comic Book Guy

There's been a back-and-fourth in the 1st district where Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew is challenging Nicholas Asselta for his Senate seat. Both oppose the notion of selling or leasing toll roads to private owners, and both have been repeatedly attacking one another on the issue. Asselta attacks Van Drew for being against monetization, but voting for a budget that included monetization language. Then Van Drew attacks Asselta for supporting an asset monetization measure in 1999.

Even though when it boils down to it, they essentially agree on the other's position, albeit for different reasons.

How about debating or discussing other important matter that effect your constituents? Lay off the monetization talk for a while. The Public isn't buying it anyway.

Here's the sketch:

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Top Chef

Top Chef, Tom Colicchio, Anthony Bourdain

So, those of you that know me know that I'm a big fan of Bravo's Top Chef. This week I wasn't able to watch it live b/c my buddy, Anant "The Closer" Shenoy came down from Boston to hang out and defend his boy Michael Vick (I still stand by my long-held statement that Michael Vick is NO Jim Kelly).

So I was surprised last night that Joey ended up being voted out. He started off as kind-of an annoying, but then seemed to soften up, especially because of his love affair with sweaty, pepper-grinding Howie. But alas, Joey made a teary exit from the show so do-nothing complainer Sara could stay, undoubtedly there to be voted out next week.

I check out the BravoTV's blogs after each episode, mostly to read Colicchio's blog. This week, Anthony Bourdain guest-blogged, and it's great. He rips apart Rocco DiSpirito, calling him the thatsa speecy, spicy meatball!" shill-for-hire and ex-reality show personality, and here's how he sums up the elimination challenge:

There was no glory to be had last night. There were no winners. Not when everybody, contestants and judges alike, were left wiping Rocco's Frozen Love Juice off their faces at the end.

Here's the blog: Lost in the supermarket

Photosynth Prototype

Found this on the Crazy Leaf Design Blog. I find all of these new applications and the experimental interactivity that goes with them really fascinating. I'm not sure if any of them will ever be marketable or user friendly on a global scale, but it is incredibly interesting to watch this ever-changing technology grow right in front of us.

How cool is this rocking chair?

Hat tip to: MoCo Loco

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Staggs christens the ice cream shop

Alex Stevens sings!

Karl Sleeping

Kyle loves a good straw

Out of the office tomorrow

Tomorrow I have the day off, so I'm going to be spending it doing something OTHER than drawing or blogging. Enjoy whatever you all are up to out there on the internets, thanks for your emails regarding the UPS cartoon, and check back on Friday for some new cartoons.

What can brown FINALLY do for you!

rob tornoe, tornoe, PoliticsNJ, UPS, Civil Unions

My weekly cartoon is up now at PoliticsNJ, so go have a look, and let me know what you think.

Here's the sketch:

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

NASA taking tips from Lohan

rob tornoe, tornoe, political cartoon, PoliticsNJ, Press of Atlantic City, Nasa, Lindsay Lohan

Sorry, no time to chat today. Here's the sketch:

Monday, July 30, 2007

Is Monetization dead?

rob tornoe, tornoe, political cartoon, PoliticsNJ, Press of Atlantic City, NJBiz, Jon Corzine, Monetization

Is "Monetization" dead? Probably not. Corzine hasn't released any details of his plan yet, and has said he won't consider doing so until after the November elections.

But is "Monetization" in danger of being dead politically? Yes.

Corzine continues to claim that he doesn't have the plan nailed down yet, but he and Abelow have been working on this thing for quite some time, so they must have some working knowledge of the plan they'd like to put forward. If they don't, what have they been working on all this time? Maybe they have a plan like the one recently put forward for the Lincoln Tunnel; pay $30 for a fast-lane past traffic that can zip you into the city in no time! Would you pay $30 to bypass Exit 8 on the turnpike? How about $50 for a fast lane on the parkway from Toms River down to Atlantic City?

The possible saving grace for the governor; the spectre of raising taxes. A Monmouth University/Gannett poll released last Wednesday clearly showed that a majority of people would prefer monetization over higher taxes. Corzine could take the position that the choice for New Jerseyans would be higher taxes, or asset monetization.

Hooray!!! The government is safe!!! The spending may continue!!!

Here's the sketch: