The Corporate Sam

April 27, 2014

The Corporate Sam

It seems to be more of the case nowadays. If you have the money and the power, you can have the backing, or can buy the backing of the Constitution and its laws. Uncle Sam seems to be looking more like this to me.


The Gas Price Game

April 27, 2014

The Gas Price Game Final copy

Remember the days of $1.94 a gallon? A thing of the past, and now with nice weather on the rise, I’m sure those gas prices will too.

The Moose’s Gift

December 24, 2012
Hello folks.  I'm dusting off my blog with some holiday cheer.  It's good to be back. A Very Merry Christmas to you all.

Hello folks. I’m dusting off my blog with some holiday cheer. It’s good to be back. A Very Merry Christmas to you all.

A Red Tree’s Plea

January 10, 2011

A few weeks ago, I received word that there were some people looking to make a buck in California.  How you might ask?  By cutting down some Redwoods for logging, which are located in a state park, where they are, or I guess were, protected.  Talk about a low brow thing to do, especially to those, big, ancient, beautiful trees.  In the end, the idea was thwarted, thanks to spirited opposition, but that doesn’t mean it is dead by any stretch.  So, take heed of this cartoon . . .

Our leafy friends from the Pacific Northwest may need our help again.

The Cow Blockade

January 10, 2011


Ever heard one of those stories that screamed, ” Gold?”  Well, I heard a story like that a few weeks ago.  My friend Jess had just moved into the country, and one morning, she claimed that she wouldn’t be able to leave the house for awhile.  Why?  Because about thirty cows had parked their spotted hamburgers right in the driveway, hence, in front of her car.  A blockade, you might say.  Well, the cartoon lore swept wide in my mind when I heard about this, on top of laughing myself silly, and this was the end result.  So, kudos to the craziness in the world.  It can be quite a hoot!

Also . . . a great started to 2011 . . . onward.

2010 in review

January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 71 posts. There were 12 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 38mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 25th with 28 views. The most popular post that day was The Line.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for budget jokes, city manager, manager, budget process, and drive safely.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


The Line April 2010


The Trees March 2010


The Washington School Board June 2009


Relay for Life June 2009


The City Manager February 2009
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The Chiefs of Staff

November 17, 2010

The rough-hewn, blunt, profane-laced talking Rahm Immanuel has left, back to Illinois and the Windy City to try a run at becoming its captain, while the tough, but soft-spoken and fair-minded Pete Rouse is in, as the new door man to Obama’s White House.

The Animals

July 27, 2010

In June, the Journal Star wrote a story that made me frown.  Wildlife Prairie State Park is on the verge of closing, due to being stiffed on a bill from our dear state government.  A few years ago, the state promised this park 625,000 thousand clams for its operating budget, but of course when Blago was closing down parks and historical sites for his own shennigans, Wildlife Prairie State Park was one of them.  Since he has gone to jail and it has been reopened, the park is still 625,000 dollars short.  As a result, the animals are starting to talk . . . . .

The Line

April 25, 2010

Unemployment is still around, like a rain cloud that won’t break up, and the town where the lines are the longest in Tazewell county is Pekin, a neighbor to Peoria.  Is there a finish line?

The Right Decision

March 22, 2010

::Sighs:: I do get frustrated sometimes.  If I come across a great story about something very foolish that was done by the ” powers that be,” I think, ” Wow! Talk about a great cartoon idea! ” But at the same time, I think, ” Will they ever learn that when they do something stupid, it IS stupid, so they probably shouldn’t do it.”  Well, this cartoon was one of the those issues.  Last month in Morton, the Village Board was trying to determine which would be the better choice when it came to cutting things from their budget: Doing Away with the Deputy Police Chief Job or Preserving the parking spaces at Morton High School?  Isn’t this a no brainer?  Which would law abiding citizens prefer?  No crime or better parking?  Well . . . . . . .