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Florida Today, June 20, 2016 -- We live 60 miles from Orando. The Pulse shootings, Port St. Lucie (the place where the shooter lived), the venue where the Christina Grimmie was shot in Orlando and the little boy at Disney World have been sad and startling. All the gun control chatter seems to miss the point that there are a pile of ways to kills us if someone puts their mind to it. Even if they can't find a gun they can certainly find a knife, or with a little knowledge of chemistry they can piece together a bomb. None of these ways to die happen without a sick mind behind it.
Florida Today, June 13, 2016 -- Constitution is a funny thing isn't it? Designed not to be changed at the whim of public opinion.
Florida Today, June 6, 2016 -- It's my annual Shark Week cartoon [with apologies to the sharks, btw]
Florida Today, May 30, 2016 -- The Brevard School Board Chair, during heated public input during a meeting, jails a speaker.
Florida Today decries the inhumanity of not letting this fellow speak. The School Board votes down the transgender proposal. One of the 90 speakers against the proposal, a Greek Orthodox priest, said, "This is not San Francisco, folks. This is Brevard County."
Florida Today, May 23, 2016 -- The Sanders campaign continues to stymie Hillary as the DNC plods ahead to put an end to Bernie's campaign run.
Florida Today, May 9, 2016 -- I watch the attractive talking heads and guests on CNN and MSNBC. They STILL don't seem to understand
just how upset the Republican and independent voters are.
Florida Today, April 18, 2016 -- And we have both conventions to look forward to!
Florida Today, April 11, 2016 -- The Washington Nationals are moving their spring training to someplace in Vero, FL from Brevard. I made it to a handful of games this year and had a great time.
Florida Today, April 4, 2016 -- A smelly fish kill on the rivers in Brevard re-introduces residents to the problem of pollutants in our rivers and the importance of taking action ASAP.
Florida Today, March 21, 2016 -- Spring training is almost over ... time to get back to work, Marco.
Florida Today, March 21, 2016 -- Rejected by Florida Today but a personal favorite.
Florida Today, March 14, 2016 -- Putting aside differences of style between traditional republican leadership and Trump's populist approach to campaigning, I'm astounded at the rigidity of the Party's approach.
Florida Today, February 29, 2016 -- OK, OK, it's a little obscure, but the puppet is Rubio and the ventriloquist is trying to talk thru Marco with a mouthful of water.
Florida Today, February 22, 2016 -- Makes me wonder how the White House and the Justice department are going to handle the odor of Mrs. Clinton's e-mail.
Florida Today, February 15, 2016 -- You can talk until you're blue in the face about big money. super pacs, and wall street banks buying our elections, but frankly both Trump and Sanders have steered clear of this by either self funding or small donations.
Florida Today, February 8, 2016 -- I'm reading more stories about 'cheap' foreign labor replacing American workers, but also about robots and automation replacing cheap foreign labor AND American workers. Thankfully -- I suppose -- the demand for American cartoonists remains low, which discourages robot cartoonists.
Florida Today, February 1, 2016 -- Maybe the parties, pundits, media and super PACs need to rethink the long view.
Florida Today, January 11, 2016 -- I'm sure the Nobel Peace Prize looks impressive in the President's sock drawer.
Florida Today, January 4, 2016 -- Eeeeek! The new year has arrived. How time flies.
My 100th editorial cartoon for Florida Today.
Florida Today, November 30, 2015 -- Climate changes come to Florida again this year. BRRRRR
Florida Today, November 23, 2015 -- The Emperor's new clothes.
Florida Today, November 2, 2015 -- Oh, the Humanity!
Florida Today, October 26, 2015 -- Who gets to wash Paul Ryan's feet?
Florida Today, October 22, 2015 -- Our local commissioners want to give local control over plastic shopping bags.
Florida Today, October 15, 2015 -- Maybe Paul Ryan can figure it all out ...
Florida Today, October 8, 2015 -- I'm not sure I'll be able to tell the difference between the October 13 debate views of Clinton and Sanders, but
darn if I can figure out which "Hillary" she's showing up as.
Florida Today, October 1, 2015 -- Putin has something different in mind where Syria is concerned, and isn't inclined to buy into Obama's inspiring plans.
Appears also in USA Today.
Florida Today, Sept 24, 2015 -- Republicans explain to their supporters why electing them to majorities in BOTH houses has led to nothing.
BTW, my cartoons are now carried in the editorial cartoon gallery in USA Today [!]: Click this > USA Today link < and scroll right to my Florida Today cartoon (as new cartoons are added the trip to the right gets longer).
Florida Today, Sept 17, 2015 -- Brevard County is excited about Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Elon Musk's SpaceX, and the current work of NASA as we rebuild the nation's space program and take advantage of local launch and space experience.
Florida Today, Sept 10, 2015 -- Our local port authority doesn't answer to any governing or civilian authority. It's their way or the coastal waterways.
Florida Today, Sept 3, 2015 -- Hurricanes -- and the threat of a storm -- are big business in Florida.
At times the TV stations and cable channels don't know when to call it a day.
Florida Today, August 27, 2015 -- Brevard Zoo reveals $50 million idea for an aquarium at the Port. Great idea.
Florida Today, August 20, 2015 -- Why it takes the FDOT and their contractors three or four years to widen a section of US 1 is beyond most of us.
Florida Today, August 6, 2015 -- Back to school days are always bittersweet ... well, frankly, they're always sweet for us and bitter for our little future taxpayers.
Florida Today, July 9, 2015 -- This just seemed like a funny idea ...
Florida Today, July 2, 2015 -- The Space business is dangerous and risky despite nearly 55 years of launches and 50 years since Grissom, White, and Chaffee died.
Florida Today, June 11, 2015 -- The Port Commishes are trying to figure out how to move all their cargo from Port Canaveral to the mainland.
Current options are all big and intrusive for residents and the rivers. So maybe big blimps are the answer.
Florida Today, June 4, 2015 -- My 'beat' for editorial cartoons is state and local. so the rate opportunity to tie in something
with a national -- or international -- bent is a rare treat.
The scenic road in front of our house, the main road following the river below our road, and the road that wanders through the town of Rockledge along the river are popular -- but dangerous -- nationally known cycling venues.
Florida Today, April 23, 2015 -- Retired Coast Guard Admiral decides to run for the highly political Port Authority Commission. He lives in a nice place on Cocoa Beach, but can't run in a district where a current commissioner lives. So he rents a cheap place in Cocoa to make it his primary residence so he can run. Nothing illegal of course, just unseemly -- particularly for a retired Admiral.
Florida Today, February 12, 2015 -- Space launches, terrible northern weather [in contrast to our great Florida weather in the winter] and lately
anyway, Al Gore, are the root of coffee shop conversations in Brevard County, FL.
Florida Today, February 5, 2015 -- This cartoon teed off a couple of local movers and shakers, and apparently made the rounds at the Cocoa Beach City Hall.
Florida Today, January 9, 2015 -- The Charlie Hebdo killings by Muslim terrorists.
Florida Today, December 4, 2014 -- I call this an editorial cartoon two-fer: Two topics handled in one panel for the same huge cartooning fee as one topic!
My charity knows no bounds.
Florida Today, November 13, 2014 -- Only a few readers 'got' the joke: It's the Crist fan under the podium talking to Siri looking for a little advice.
Florida Today, October 16, 2014 -- I'm sorry, but is ANYBODY in charge out there? Looking forward to a change in leadership in '16.
Florida Today, October 9, 2014 -- Legalizing medical marijuana is a hot topic in Florida and a referendum will be on the upcoming November 2014 ballot.
Florida Today, October 2, 2014 -- It's crazy what cartoons get a reaction and what don't. Even the staff at the newspaper commented on this cartoon.
Florida Today, September 18, 2014 -- It defies logic that we can launch Mercury, Gemini and put men on the moon in Apollo in 8 short years
[including the horrific Apollo 1 accident] and nearly 45 years later the federal government can't figure out what to do with manned space travel.
Florida Today, July 24, 2014 -- I can still remember sitting in the bar of my dad's restaurant in front of a b+w TV [that's what we called them back then] and watching Armstrong step off the lander ladder...
Florida Today, July 17, 2014 -- The government side of NASA is a mystery to most of us. SpaceX was a breath of fresh air. But now they'll doing their commercial launches from Texas [government launches are reportedly still here]. Plan B please.
Florida Today, July 10, 2014 -- Holy smoke! Legalization of pot is apparently just around the corner and our county commission is
doing their "due diligence" to explore new opportunities.
Florida Today, July 3, 2014 -- OMG! There's a horrible tropical storm just off the coast! OMG! Drag out the weather people with their electronic pens and
big video screens and let's create a frightening urgency! OMG! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
Florida Today, June 5, 2014 -- The Russians, citing our small-ball sanctions over the Ukraine, have threatened to cut off our supply of rocket motors for military space launches. That's a big deal around here, where we regularly launch military satellites.
Florida Today, May 29, 2014 -- It's campaign season again and campaign yard signs are sprouting up literally everywhere.
Florida Today, May 22, 2014 -- This is local color. At the southern tip of Merritt Island we have what remains of a big dragon sculpture. For years it was a beloved landmark for residents and boaters. Time and big storms have led to the dragon's collapse and the bank that owns it now has the OK to order final demolition. Here's my suggestion for the new owners...
Florida Today, May 8, 2014 -- How a conversation about raising taxes in Brevard County made the commission agenda escapes me (the economy is in the gutter around here for working families). But it did.
Florida Today, April 17, 2014 -- This cartoon was the result of an oddly awkward conversation at a Brevard County commission meeting between a commissioner the outgoing county manager.
Florida Today, April 19, 2014 -- The Indian River is in such a mess that it will take real courage and leadership to get things moving.
Florida Today, April 10, 2014 -- First Cartoon -- Jack Smink is a terrific and very convincing Elvis performer and a determined candidate.
He's running for County Commission, formerly as a Republican and now as an Independent.
Somehow the Elvis hair and costuming get in the way of the impression.
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