Sunday, October 31, 2010

CARTOON of the NIGHT: Now THAT'S Scary!

The News-Herald - October 31
It's a treat when a cartoon publication date falls exactly on a day like Halloween. And when a long, and sometimes acrimonious, election season is coming to an end a couple of days following, it provides a near-perfect convergence for a scary cartoon punchline. Happy Halloween!

That's the Point!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CARTOONS of the DAY: Hoping for the Best and Seeing the Best

The Press & Guide - October 27
A jam-packed November ballot makes preparing to cast an intelligent vote similar to studying for a big test. Which, I guess, and election is, isn't it?
That's the Point!

The News-Herald - October 27
After a sicko, bitter neighbor made national news with her harassment a terminally ill seven-year-old girl, the community rallied to the youngster's support and demonstrated that love - collectively - conquers all. That's worth celebrating and ...

That's the Point!

Monday, October 25, 2010

CARTOON of the DAY: Now THAT'S Scary!

The News-Herald - October 24
Nothing adds to the "ghoultide" season like scary election season political attack ads. I've been listening to the radio spots and watching the TV ads, and you know what? It turns out EVERYBODY running for office is a dangerous maniac who wants to undermine our way of life and do something really bad to us (I'm not sure what) that's related to health care! ... And raise our taxes!!!

That's the Point!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

CARTOON of the DAY: A 'Muddy' Blindside

The Press & Guide - October 20
When U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R) of Nevada started slinging political mud in the campaign, it might not have been news here, except her mucky barrage was aimed at Dearborn! Hopefully, Nevada voters will see that this candidate is not the "right Angle" to represent them in Washington.

That's the Point!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cartoons of the Day: Fired Up

The Press & Guide - October 13
While U of M Dearborn students may be "fired up" about environmental responsibility and stewardship, there's one label that they simply won't wear!

The News-Herald - October 17
The Taylor Fire Department "Pizza Prevention" campaign, with firefighters showing up at neighborhood doorsteps with pizza and fire prevention tips, is a creative way to deliver their message about public safety.

That's the Point!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CARTOON of the DAY: That's a LOT of Dough!

Crain's Detroit Business - October 11
Detroit pizza icon Mike Ilitch, already owner of the MLB Detroit Tigers and the NHL Detroit Red Wings, is in the process of purchasing the NBA Detroit Pistons; fueling speculation that he will eventually move the Pistons from their current home - The Palace of Auburn Hills - to a new (yet to be built) dual-purpose facility in Detroit to house both the Wings and the Pistons. That, however, will take a LOT of dough - and NOT the kind you use for pizza crust. In this economy he can't count on taxpayer help, so Mr. I may "knead" another source of funding.

That's the Point!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

CARTOON of the WEEK: A Laugh a Minute for Eight Years

The News-Herald - October 10
Governor Granholm used a clip from "Saturday Night Live" referencing the current recession during an appearance in Taylor last week. When a political figure provides a set-up like that, what cartoonist can resist? Besides, in a few weeks, we won't have Governor Granholm to lampoon anymore.

That's the Point!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CARTOON of the DAY: The One Day Kids Really Count

The News-Herald - September 29
While kids should count every day in school, in late September they REALLY count because that's when the official school system tally is taken that determines per-student state education funding. So, one ... two ... three ... (raise both hands ...)

That's the Point!