I read an article in the Washington Post last Sunday about members of congress trading in companies while they make laws that affect those same firms -- here's a link, it's really something -- and I did this cartoon. It features Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla), and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.). Cartoon Movement selected it to run today and The Final Edition is running a "Caption This" contest for the funniest caption submission -- first prize is a signed 13 X 19 print of the painting!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Newsflash from The Final Edition, Christie Responds to Exposé on Prison Corruption
Did you read the NY Times series,"Unlocked," about the cruel and deadly private prison racket that Chris Christie and his pals are running in New Jersey? I did, and drew this on Monday, after reading the second in the series of three articles. Christie and cohorts should spend the rest of their days in one of their "halfway houses".
Here's a link to the first article
Here's a link to the second article
Here's a link to the third article.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Final Edition needs a headline for this beheading! The winner gets a signed print of the painting... and maybe gets to be Romney's Vice President, too! Enter here
This week, multimillionaire Presidential Republican candidate Mitt Romney promised to cut firefighters, police and teachers, making it clear that he would cut off the heads of those who would save him, even as his right-wing platform is burning down.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Frank lives indoors. All day, every day. He’s never felt a sidewalk, never watched loafers, sneakers, spike heels, flip-flops trudge by. Never smelled a garbage strike, never sweltered and steamed under an August sun, never drowned in 3 feet of black-capped snow. But he’s dreamed of it all his life. He thinks he belongs out there with the other fire plugs.
Frank doesn’t know he’s only a waste pipe, destined to spend his eternity standing in the corner of a room, tamping down the loneliness with a dream.
This is part of my series called The Secret Life of Fire Plugs
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Bank of America hiding inside inside information about Merrill Lynch losses. What I did know was that a reprehensible miracle had occurred on December 29th when John Thain, top dog at Merrill Lynch, conjured up $4 billion in bonuses for all his little elves. It was their reward for leading the powerful brokerage to the brink of bankruptcy: the company had lost more than $27 billion last year. Thain made sure his busy little helpers got their due by rushing the bonuses through a few days before he turned the company over to Bank of America. The government (that's us) agreed to guarantee almost $100 billion in losses on Bank of America's bad assets -- most of them coming from Merrill Lynch.