Thursday, February 9, 2012

OLD CARTOONS THAT COULD (ALMOST) RUN TODAY-2

President Ronald Reagan proposed, in 1985, closing tax loopholes that favored the wealthy, and ending federal subsidies to corporations. 
Yes. 
He did.
He ran into opposition from the very groups opposing tax reform today.
This is one of my Song Parodies, which I loved to do.  Mad Magazine, a satirical publication that I took everywhere with me--even  hidden in my schoolbooks to read during class--inspired these.
The inimitable Mad cartoonist and caricaturist Mort Drucker (whom I tried desperately to imitate), illustrated song parodies that spoke to my love of art and words together.
This, as Mad would say, is "sung to the tune of:" "I Just Called to Say I Love You," by Stevie Wonder.
My editor at The Greenville News would only publish one of my song parodies if I could sing it to prove that it could be sung with my words.

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