Archive for May, 2009

Preparing for Illinois

May 18, 2009

Preparing for Illinois

Our roads in this State are . . . how can I put this in a nice way . . . disastrous!   I have done two other cartoons on this issue, but I felt that those two focused more on the cost and effect the roads would have on cars or city-held events.  I wanted to do one that would shine the spotlight on the most important point: How the awful condition of these roads would affect the health and structure of people.  They are accidents waiting to happen, and problems that need to be solved right away.

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Going Green

May 9, 2009

Going Green

Recycling is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?  There are so many reasons to think so, ranging from preserving our Earth’s natural resources to helping the environment.  So why should it cost us an arm and a leg to do it?  Someone who wants to buy a purse, which is crafted purely from recycled materials, should not have to pick one up at a sales stand, and then pass out from a lack of oxygen because it costs way too much.  That was the case last week, at an Earth Day event at Forest Park Nature Center, and I’m just ” guessing,” but that could lead some people to believe that recycling is something that can be exploited to make a quick buck.  So, my cartoon simply states, ” Doesn’t the true worth of a recycled product come from being bought, not from the price tag hanging on it? “

The School Crossing

May 9, 2009

The School Crossing

A nightmare scenario for any parent, isn’t it?  The Morton Times News thought so, and that paper did an article about it in May, covering the fact that people speed in school zones and crossings, and even though speeding is illegal in any setting, except for on a race track,  it bears a particular ill will in areas where children are common.  So as a result, the Morton police set up speed traps near some schools to collar those who want to ” put some petal to the metal.”  It has bore results, with tickets being issued to remind those drivers of where they are and what they are doing, because no one should experience what happens next in this cartoon.

Hands . . .

May 9, 2009

Hands . . .

This is a cartoon that should not have been done.  Child abuse is a terrible issue that should not exist.  Unfortunately, it does exist, and this cartoon was done to remind people that child abuse is a crime, pure and simple; and that there are people out there who will help heal those who have been hurt, and punish those who cause the hurt.

Taking Action

May 6, 2009

taking-action

April 15th, as everyone knows, ranging from those who have filed to those who haven’t, is Tax Day, the finish line to giving the government more of our money to pay for stuff.  ” Stuff ” is a fairly loose term, and that is one of the factors that contributed to the demonstration that was held in downtown Peoria on that day.  People were out in force, protesting questionable government spending and tax policies, and boy were they out in force!  According to the Peoria Times Observer, the number of people involved in the demonstration were over 1000.  That is admirable, to see American citizens exercising their right to free speech in a firm, but peaceful manner.  It was something that needed to be recognized, and hopefully inspire others in this country to do the same, because there is not a more important time than now to take action; and as history has shown in this country, the only way to make a wrong into a right is by taking action.  Kudos to the Tax Day Tea Party!

Atlas’ thoughts

May 6, 2009

atlas-thoughts

Can anyone think of a better source to bash Earth Day than the handler himself, Atlas?  An individual destined to carry the Earth and its Heavens on his shoulders?  I would say no, but that is not the case.  Even he, cursed with this burden, says, ” It’s worth it,” because this is our world, and we only have one.  Keep it pretty, keep it healthy.  No more, no less.