The first draft of this cartoon was actually written a month ago, inspired by this ACLU report and this New York Times article. I was saving it as a backup for some upcoming travel, but timing is everything, and as the events in Ferguson began to unfold, this went from evergreen to needing to be posted as soon as possible.
The anniversary of Nixon’s resignation seems like a good moment to repost this old campaign song I uploaded a few years ago. I bought this at a tag sale in the Haight Ashbury in the mid-eighties — the attic of the building (which I believe was literally at the corner of Haight and Ashbury) was clearly an old hippie crash pad that had never been cleaned out. It was a weird remnant, an unintentional time capsule from the late sixties. Old mattresses all around, a couple of old televisions, and this gem.
VALDOSTA — On the first day of the new Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act, a misunderstanding between two armed men in a convenience store Tuesday led to a drawn firearm and a man’s arrest…
A man carrying a holstered firearm entered the store to make a purchase. Another customer, also with a holstered firearm, approached him and demanded to see his identification and firearms license, according to the Valdosta Police Department report.
Ran across this post, while searching for something entirely unrelated. I used to put a lot more time into blogging, until I eventually decided that time was better spent making short snarky remarks on Twitter. And (more seriously) on cartooning.
I wonder if Brian D. held true to his total and perpetual boycott of me, for whatever it was that he was so mad about.