Friday, July 30, 2010

CARTOONS of the DAY: Two solemn tributes and something just for fun

The News-Herald - July 28, August 1
There are heroes living and working among us who too often go unrecognized. The police officers and firefighters who dedicate their lives to protecting ours deserve our thanks every day, and when tragedy strikes and one of them falls, it's our responsibility to honor their memories - and to let their families know how much we appreciate all the sacrifices they made. Sadly, this week, we had two of these heroes to memorialize.

The Press & Guide - July 28
Sometimes, even improvements that are meant to make things easier - like trash pick-up - can present, uh ..., challenges. We can complain about them, or we can laugh about them, or we can do a little of both!

That's the Point!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CARTOON of the DAY: Cruisin' (Home)

I've been away for a week - and my blog postings are a little behind. There's nothing like a week in NYC - Broadway is wonderful, Times Square is inspiring (day or night) and the city has a pulse and energy like no other. However, after a week of experiencing the "New York fresh" of the steamy streets and subways (the temps topped 90 every day), I felt like Dorothy, wishing herself home from OZ, tapping my heals and repeating, "There's no place like home ... there's no place like home ...!"The Press & Guide - July 21
It seems like every town has a signature cruise event in the summertime. The Telegraph Tomorrow Cruise is special to me because it's epicenter is Dearborn; and because nearly 40 years ago, when I was growing up in Detroit, those of us who cruised Gratiot often tested our cars and ourselves by driving west to Telegraph!

That's the Point!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

CARTOONS of the DAY: Road Hazards

The News-Herald - July 14
With the text-and-driving ban effective as of July 1, we just have to worry about all the other distractions that create a hazard in traffic ... including those "drivers" who try to combine personal care and meals with their daily commute!

The Press & Guide - July 14
Another kind of road hazard that we all face every day - the pavement itself! In this case, it's getting a little better in Dearborn Heights, with some repaving work on Outer Drive - finally!
That's the Point!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CARTOON of the DAY: A New Empire, Empire!?

Crain's Detroit Business - July 12
When the Ilitch organization expressed interest in Palace Sports and Entertainment, as well as the Detroit Pistons, of the NBA, it had the potential to redefine "empire." While the Ilitch family may be world-class sports fanatics, they're clearly not crazy. They've never indicated any interest in the Detroit Lions!

That's the Point!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

CARTOON of the DAY: Savor the Sunshine!

The News-Herald - July 11
"Harsh" or "bad" weather is a matter of perspective. Personally, I savor days of 90+ degrees, because I never forget those long winter months of sub-0 temperatures and ankle-, or knee-deep snow that needs shoveling.

That's the Point!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

CARTOONS of the DAY: Hometown Soap Opera and Smart Kids

The News-Herald - July 7
I believe the Michigan Film Tax Credit is one of the most forward-looking actions our government has taken; and I believe it will play a significant role in diversifying the state's economy and help us rebound. And, having an established film industry in town gives us a little daily drama - and comedy - that's welcome entertainment!

The Press & Guide - July 7
When I think about the "plans" put forth by many of the candidates for governor to improve the economy, I'm reminded that few of them have ever had any success in the real world of business and commerce. They'd all benefit from taking the advice of anyone who has been successful in business - especially some smart kids from the neighborhood!

That's the Point!

Monday, July 5, 2010

CARTOON of the Day: Remembering the Responsibility of Independence

The News-Herald - July 4
Too many rights? Too much freedom? The Founding Fathers believed that with our freedom and liberty came the responsibility to measure it wisely. In that respect - better too much than not enough!

That's the Point!