New Zealand acts decisively to save citizens’ lives. Is that CRAZY?

Cartoonist Toles at the Washington Post is usually brilliant, but this panel is outstanding.

I see a Pulitzer nomination for this one.

This is why we must support print media, especially daily newspapers like the Washington Post.

(c) Toles WashPost

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Paying the Trump Tax Hike

OK, I am not rich, I make under 90K a year… and I used to get a tax rebate, every year.

I have just calculated my taxes, and I now owe almost $3,000 to the IRS.

I was going to use my rebate to buy a new car, but now it is leaving me without a good down payment.

OK, so I’ve been through bad economic times before (Reagan and Bush), so I’ll swallow the loss and buy a new car anyway… right?


Wrong!  The price of a new car is now 20 percent higher than last year.

So I asked several car and truck dealers why.  They all said the same thing:  Trump’s tariffs are driving up prices for things made of metal.

Things like air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers and most of all, cars.

So, Trump gave his rich buddies all millions of dollars in tax rebates, and took three thousand from me (and probably you too).  Then, because of ignorant trade policy, I now have to pay a quarter more for a new car.

I guess the old car will do for a few more years.  If millions of consumers all make the same decision, will that make Trump’s supporters happy?

I guess its good to be in the top one percent of elite billionaires.

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But it sucks to be a taxpayer who actually pays taxes!

No wonder American car industry is headed for a slump.

Register. Vote. Win. Tell a Friend!

Your opinion only counts on Election Day LIBERTY

“To The Polls, Ye Guardians of Liberty!” 2004 Mousie New Orleans Poster Artist at


Does YOUR opinion count? Only when you vote!

First, to business.  Now, more than ever, each and every vote counts. Get your friends and family to register and vote.  When sane people don’t vote, the worst of us can end up running the most important machinery in the nation.

When the government owes YOU something, you expect the government to do its job and serve you.  Well, now its YOUR TURN.  Your part of living in a constitutional government is your DUTY to vote.

Failure to vote is voting for failure!


Second, I am in love with the Art Nouveau styles of famed New Orleans poster artist, Mousie.  Colorful, yet understated, women symbolizing the holidays in New Orelans’ exotic calendar.  If you are in New Orleans, you might find Mousie at the Jackson Square fence painting for your pleasure.  Her web site is at


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Stranger in a strange land: Jesus asks, “Are ye goats or are ye lambs?

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.


Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

For I was hungry, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

For I was hungry, and you gave me no food: I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink:

I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and you visited me not.

Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you hungry, or thirsty or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto you?

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Since you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

(Matthew 25:31-46)