Monthly Archives: January 2013

Merry Widow Gazette On The Streets!

No, you are not seeing spots. Mardi Gras is almost upon us, which means that the Merry Widows are loose on the streets with the 2013 edition of The Merry Widow Gazette. This year’s theme has something to do with … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

While everyone’s attention was focused on the Obama Coronation today, Virginia Republicans managed to sneak in a gerrymander eliminating a Democratic district. The vote was 20-19, and passed because one Dem lawmaker was out of town at the inauguration. As … Continue reading

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This Gun Gives Her Nerve

This ad ran in the April 7, 1910, issue of Life, which was a humor magazine back then. The text might be difficult to read, so I’ll reprint it below… A woman, if attacked while alone in the house, will … Continue reading

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Stuck In The Middle With Who?

It’s awful lonely here in Centerville, sandwiched between the left and the right. There used to be quite a few of us, but some hard lines have been drawn in the sand in the last four years. They call me … Continue reading

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RIP Huell Howser

Like everyone else in the Golden State, I was shocked to hear of the passing of Huell Howser. He was beyond cool, and his show was an essential watch for those of us who love to dig out the odd … Continue reading

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What If They Held An Election And No One Showed Up?

There’s an election tomorrow for state senate. Thanks to Dan “I want it all” Logue’s off-and-on candidacy in the general election in November, no one managed to get the required 50%+ needed to avoid a run-off. This has been the … Continue reading

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The Congressman From Krypton

As we leave the McClintock era of representation, I thought it might be nice to reprint this cartoon I did a few years ago. One thing you can say about Tom; he’s consistent. Looking forward to the La Malfa years. … Continue reading

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Rambling Into The New Year

Well, here we are in 2013 and already things are changing. Today’s Big Story is the closing of Cirino’s Restaurant in Nevada City, and the rumors surrounding Jerry’s decision to bail. In his ad in The Union, Cirino cites the … Continue reading

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