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Do Not Take Us to Your Leader

Hedge110118It’s been a bad couple of weeks and there’s a good chance something terrible will happen before next Tuesday. Stay safe. VOTE! Soon this will all be a distant vague memory that we’ll all decide was a temporary collective hallucination.

Onward!

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The One with a LOSER

oh161108I think Hilary has this, but you know… you never know.

So vote.

Please.

 

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Mark Your Territory

oh151016Sorry. Forgot to post this one yesterday.  Just as well. It illicit a firestorm of protest over at gocomics.com/overthehedge. 48 comments!  Might be a record. What makes me scratch my head is there really isn’t any bias in this cartoon.  We mention two Democrats and two Republicans.  The only candidate we trash is Trump.  I’m not going to apologize for trashing a narcissistic blowhard on a self-inflated brand building exercise.

I gotta go mark my territory.

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Why Elves Can’t Vote

Would the punchline have been better if RJ held his hand over his head – thus signifying that he, Hammy and Verne can’t vote either?   Or is that a joke too far? Or does it matter?  Or is the real gag in the second panel, which is basically stolen from some unnamed TV writer?

I’ll shut up now.

 

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Jeff Barton for Hays Country Judge: The Graphic Novel

Below is cartoon I did for my good friend and neighbor Jeff Barton who’s running for Hays Country Judge here in Texas.  It’s actually the first cartoon I’ve drawn in years.  And a cursory glance can tell why it’s the first cartoon I’ve drawn in years.  I suggest everyone focus on the writing.

The cartoon was supposed to run on Jeff’s website and become a mailer or something, but somehow that never happened.   The give-a-ways in the cartoon don’t exist, but I’ll print out the cartoon and sign it for anyone who donates (click on the cartoon or go to Jeff’s site).

He’s in a tight race.  Jeff’s a smart, decent, hard working friend that I’ve known for over 30 years who’s dedicated most of his life to public service.   The County Judge position in Texas is not an actual judgeship, but similar to the head of the county board of commissioners or supervisors in other states.  It’s about urban planning, building roads and  managing growth.

The position is not ideological.  But, unfortunately, Jeff’s opponent and his supporters, egged on by the Fox News-ification of politics, have made it ideological.  This has brought out a deluge of lies, innuendo and dirty campaign tactics that this county hasn’t seen since battles over civil rights.   Whole blocks worth of campaign signs have been stolen.  They’ve organized anonymous email campaigns spewing hate-filled lies.   The venom is both sadly ridiculous and a little scary — as though all the local right wing’s frustration and anger over Obama as president is directed squarely at Jeff.

I think Jeff will win next Tuesday.  But it will be close.   If you’re a fellow resident of Hays County, please consider voting for Jeff Barton. Don’t listen to the anonymous lies from the right.  Educate yourself on the local issues that matter and make your own decision.

Your vote WILL matter.


 

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