Category Archives: Politics

Altered States

For the record, I know that there will never be a State of Jefferson, or six Californias, or any other configuration of counties or regions. I don’t think there are many folks who actually believe in that fantasy. There are … Continue reading

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The Portraits of Dorian Crabb

Scoopy is complaining that I ridicule his physical appearance. (In this case, not a picture, but referring to him as Big Bubba.) Then, for good measure, he states that he could make light of my physical shortcomings, but he would … Continue reading

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Davy Crockett’s Advice To Aspiring Politicians

As we head into the fall election, candidates search for a winning strategy to attract voters. Some will rely on straight party line politics, either Republican or Democrat, and hope that the independents will ultimately vote for the lesser of … Continue reading

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Jack & Jill 2014

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If You Build It, They Will Complain

There’s a big controversy brewing in Nevada County over a fellow who builds furniture in his garage and donates it to veterans. The homeowner’s association says he is violating the CC&R’s, which all residents agree to when they move into … Continue reading

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This Land Is Mine

Nina Paley is one of my favorite cartoonist/artists. We met many moons ago when she was doing a weekly comic strip in Santa Cruz, complaining about overzealous police and unfaithful boyfriends. Since then, she has gone on to bigger things….

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LBJ

In recognition of the passage of the civil rights act, the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City are spotlighting Lyndon Baines Johnson in 2014. Lyndon’s greatest achievement ended up being overshadowed by the Vietnam war, but history will no doubt … Continue reading

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Free The Hands!

Bartenders all over the state of California are clapping today, and it is the crisp clap of bare hands rather than the muffled slapping sound of rubber on rubber. That’s right, the omnipotent legislature has repealed the law they hastily … Continue reading

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Loose Talk At City Hall – 1981

This was my first editorial comic strip, published in The Nevada City Independent in 1981. The big issue of the day was Nevada City’s open container law. Yeah, that’s right, newbies…you used to be able to drink a cold one … Continue reading

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Charge Of The Lights Brigade

There’s been a lot of loose talk concerning those lights in downtown Nevada City. As usual, it’s another case of whether to keep Nevada City’s historical image intact or to bend with the changing tastes of the populace. It’s not … Continue reading

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