September 24, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

It Ain’t Over ‘Till the Fat Man Sings

“Bridgegate” isn’t just about a mistake that some bureaucrat made in New Jersey. It’s about Chris Christie’s using the city of Ft. Lee and surrounding towns as hostages in a political game. It’s a kind of political terrorism.  And don’t think people were unhurt. Many were. As their stories  come out, so too will be those of the people surrounding the Big Boss. And like all Big Bosses he will have to come clean. If he had from the beginning, this, and he, wouldn’t smell so bad. Here’s my take for The Nation, coming out today. First the sketches:

Bulldog

Godfather

O the Humanity

Sopranos

Guillotine

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty and the Great Grey Bridge was the winner. After a number of email exchanges with the great art director Robert Best, all compositional issues were resolved.

On your newsstand soon.

Thanks to Robert, Roane Carey and Katrina vanden Heuvel for being typically wonderful.

Drive safely!

Christie Nation Cover with layout700

Apples Are Red!!!

Seen today on W. 93rd St: a mother in a greengrocer’s buying a yellow apple.  Her baby was struggling with the concept.  “Apples are RED!” he kept insisting.  The patient mom took time and explained this to him.  “All apples are not the same.  Here is a yellow one!”  Clearly out of his comfort zone the little fellow insisted on the old reality.  I’m sure he will come round.  It did remind me of the current political scene.  About 20% of the electorate are having a rough time accepting realities that take them out of their comfort zone.  Glenn Beck viewers who don’t like that, for example, we NEED immigration in the United States, you CAN’T cut taxes during wars and depressions, human sexuality is NOT all the same, multi-national corporations ARE the Big Brother you think the government is, and they ARE behind Global Warming, which IS real, Medicare and Social Security ARE government programs, etc. What Glenn and the Becker-heads need, of course is a patient Mommy to explain reality to them.  They used to have this when the media choices were limited to professional outlets.  But now why bother when with FOX News they can have “reality”. And all apples can be red for always. ‘Night Mother.

Boots and Saddles

With the news of RNC Chair Michael Steele’s patronage of West Hollywood’s leather and bondage club Voyeur (with RNC money) we can now understand Sarah’s get-up in her recent McCain rally appearance.  She knows how to apply GOP family values with correct discipline.  And how they love it!