Sunday, March 11, 2012

SC' s Reluctant new Lt. Governor

South Carolina's State Senate Pro Tem Glenn McConnell is giving up a lot of power accumulated over many years to take what has been recently a mere figurehead position.
One imagines he can't be happy about that...

RICK SANTORUM-caricature


OLYMPIA SNOWE-caricatiue


Thursday, March 8, 2012

THE 1983 "SQUEAL RULE"

I did this cartoon for the Greenville News in 1983.  At that time, Congressional Republicans were demanding that any underage female who wanted government-funded contraception be required to obtain her parents' permission.  If she failed to show evidence of permission, the parents were to be called and informed that their daughter had requested contraceptives.

Opponents called it the "the Squeal Rule."

There are so many horrible abuses that I--as a former teacher in the upper reaches of the South Carolina foothills--know that young girls endure in quite dangerous family situations, that I could not believe that so-called educated, sophisticated lawmakers would not have thought of this.

Instead of doing the cartoon I wanted to do, I did this one--which I thought was too lame.
Nevertheless, I was called into my editor's office and angrily berated for making only one of the girls black.

All the girls I had come across in that situation were white, but whoever was in charge at the newspaper didn't ask me about that--and I was too upset to argue.  The cartoon had already run anyway.

Soooo, here we go again...


SUPERPAC BILLIONAIRE GAMES


Thursday, March 1, 2012

WI GOV. SCOTT WALKER


2012-March 1

Did yall miss me?
Well, I have REALLY missed doing my blogs and cartoons!
But—
1-We had company for a while;
2-Then--I haven’t been home for a while; and,
3-Then--I GOT A NEW COMPUTER!  A MacBook Pro!
The "new computer" thing has been the most time-consuming.  I’ve been drawing, but unable to post my art online.

This caricature of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the first thing I’ve been able to get into shape to post on the new computer.  I’m sure I’ll learn to work everything soon…?
Kate

Heeeeere's Scott!!