Friday, September 28, 2012

Today's political cartoon

This cartoon was inspired by the many, many times our Governor has insisted on his way, despite what the people want.  The people did vote for him, and re-elected him, but they also want the central government to pay its share of CUC bills so our power rates don't keep getting jacked up, to pay the NMIRF for employee contributions so government workers will have a retirement fund, to maintain agencies like the Civil Service Commission by appointing members and the DPS by appointing competent chiefs.  Well, the list is very long... The governor is calloused to those he governs.  The little guy is exhausted but perks up at the word "change."  The other guy is flat broke and "change" just means money to him.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More of my political cartoons (in the Variety)

The western themed cartoon was inspired by Saipan Fox or Fitial Forever--commenters in the Marianas Variety who continually refer to Governor Fitial as "our great leader."  The vulture cartoon is a comment on Fitial's assertions that, as a Republican, he has important friends, friends in high places, and so we should all be impressed and support him. Both trade on the reality on the ground that the economy is at a new low, and government agencies are falling apart. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

My new venture

I've started creating editorial cartoons. Well, I've always done this, but I've started submitting them to the Variety for publication. First one appeared Friday, September 21, 2012 with Zaldy's editorial here.
That very small writing says "Nice job cleaning up, Angel." and the little guys say "He learned it from his mother." and "Ahchoo."

This is essentially based on Angel's job as press secretary, which is more often than not having to excuse the Governor's misdeeds and neglect.  The Governor's contributions to the dung heap are so enormous that sweeping them under rug doesn't adequately hide the mess.  Angel's mom is in the little people's comments from my recollection of her at MLSC years ago, when she worked as our accountant and left in a hurry (an easy out for her) after failing to do a very good job hiding things she shouldn't have done.  Note, I added a lobster bib on Angel because of the lovely photos that had been posted on facebook showing him and Mike Ada and others on one of their many stateside trips chowing down on ginormous crustaceans.

There's also one of my cartoons in today (Monday's) Variety. Not online, though.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday's Rally

It was a beautiful day. Sunny and hot, and then dark clouds and strong winds came in to cool things off. And then it cleared to gentle breezes. Lots of cars, trucks, and buses honked in support of impeachment as they went by. The crowd had die-hards who came early and stayed until the end, and also had people who showed up for shorter stints. Photos by Sapuro Rayphand and the last one from Ken Kramer.