Saturday, July 12, 2008

Who's the bully?

Interesting local Delaware story at The Community News. Apparently, an angry father of a bullied P.S. duPont student has been appearing at every meeting of the Brandywine Board of Education to ask: why weren’t officials protecting his son from bullies? Why did they bar him from hallway bathrooms, and prohibit him from going to class when there was a substitute teacher present?

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Muriel Kubert: 1931 - 2008

Muriel Kubert, wife of comics legend Joe Kubert and co-founder and administrator of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon Art for 32 years, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at home. She was 77.

Mikulski on the Fourth Amendment and FISA

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U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) voted with the President and the telecommunication companies yesterday in granting retroactive immunity for illegally spying on Americans.

Here's what Mikulski said on the matter:
"As a United States Senator, I have two responsibilities: to protect the American people and to protect the privacy and civil liberties of American citizens. This bill, which modernizes and reforms the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), accomplishes both. It gives our intelligence community the tools it needs to disrupt terrorist plots while safeguarding the civil liberties of American citizens.”

Bradbury's new title: Secretary of Stupidity?

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In Oregon, Hillsboro retired farmer and businessman Jeff Duyck was forced to drop his candidacy for House District 29 because it turns out elections officials led by Bill Bradbury, the Secretary of State, have been mistakenly telling him for years that he lives in the district.

The line separating the district runs through his 115-acre farm and Duyck's residence is on the wrong side of the boundary.


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

McCain Cracks Another Joke About Killing Iranians

Animated cartoon mocks China's role in Darfur

To watch Mark Fiore's animated cartoon for "Dream for Darfur", and to find out a little bit about the program, click here.

Is 'bonusgate' about to explode?

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Is Torricelli a friend of the people he served?

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From the New York Observer:

Bob Torricelli
, the former senator from New Jersey who didn't seek re-election after his first term because, well, we know why!, has an interesting view of the reason The Record of Bergen County is having trouble, and it's not, he thinks, the troubled newspaper industry in general. News that the newspaper recently had to close its Hackensack office seemed to delight him because, as he wrote in his column on PolitickerNJ, "somewhere the Record stopped becoming a mirror of the happy suburban life and it became mean."

He's no media expert--although he may be an expert on the Record after all the ink the newspaper gave him back in 2002--but he gives the newspaper 10 years to live. Without irony, he writes:
I won't be shedding any tears for the Record. Bergen County will be a better place without it but I regret what it did to itself. It didn't have to be.

Words apt for many occasions, we suppose.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

John McCain Green Screen Challenge

Just saw tonight's Colbert Report, and he showed some of the best entries for his John McCain Green Screen Challenge.

Happy Birthday Irwin Hasen

Happy Birthday wishes go to Irwin Hasen, Dondi creator and currently (at the ripe age of 90) instructor at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon Art.

For your enjoyment, here's a video I took of Irwin in our class as he told the story of how he lost his virginity. I apologize ahead of time for the sloppy camerawork and my cackling.

My favorite quote: "Every whore house has bathrooms."

Swift boating John McCain

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Backstory: Kerry blasts McCain on 'Face the Nation'

Mitch McConnell and those pretty oil rigs

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Backstory: McConnell says Gulf states 'think oil rigs are pretty'

Is Bee out of step in the Eighth District?

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Backstory: Kolbe, Bush put AZ-8 back in national spotlight

Ideological changes you can believe in

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Kilroy's contractor

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Monday, July 07, 2008

A second opinion needed on copied cartoon?

A cartoon that appears in the current issue of the New Yorker looks very similar to one done more than two years ago by Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial cartoonist Jeff Darcy.

Read my post about it here.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

What about the Transportation Trust Fund?

Look forward to your end-of-summer gift from Governor Corzine.