For anyone that has been around a while they know that I do a Challenge each year whereby I ask you to get your friends to follow me on facebook and twitter and in exchange I donate money to support the local Foodbank.
Well long time Beartoons supporter Byron Wilkins of 1977 the Comic has teamed up with Kurt Sasso of TGT Webcomics for a cause near to my heart – Fighting Hunger. They have collected food related cartoons and recipes from various artists and are in the process of putting them together a cookbook collection. The proceeds of the book will support Food Banks in the United States and Canada.
They are now working on getting pre-orders for the low, low price of $20 anticipated the first run will be made around Thanksgiving. So click here and pre-order yours today.
I know many will ask if I am in it and the answer is “No”. I did submit a cartoon/recipe but it didn’t make the cut. HOWEVER, several of the ones who are in the book are well known to regular visitors here so that along with the cause is well worth you shelling out some bucks.
So right here in Southern Ohio, there is a former contestant on the Apprentice and former Brand Manager of Procter and Gamble, Surya Yalamanchili running for Congress against the incumbent Jean Schmidt. Now I don’t have anything really against Schmidt but in her time in office, I can’t think of one thing she has done except lecture six year olds on abortion.
Yalamanchili knows people might have trouble pronouncing his name so instead he goes by “Chili” and his website is VoteChili.com. Now of course, I don’t agree with every stance on the issues Surya makes but here is one thing that impresses me. He has refused to accept any money from corporations or PACs (political action committees) in his bid for Congress. So many politicians talk about “corruption” caused by corporate donations yet not one does anything about it…until now.
I also like the fact that just because he is a Democrat, he doesn’t seem to be the type to toe the party line. In fact, in his debate with Schmidt he said “I’m on the side of the voters of the 2nd District…Both parties have failed America…It’s a system that’s corrupt.”
Too much of the impasse in Washington is due to line drawing. Wish you luck Chili (you’ll need it facing an opponent with 5x as much money and who is the incumbent)
There are many cartoonists who I am jealous of for their talent. One of them is Dawn Griffin of Zorphbert and Fred fame. The depth that her cartoon has in mere gray scale is amazing and her line work is tops.
Well Dawn is getting married and she is going to be busy for a while so she created a guest registry for cartoonists to depict different wedding scenes. She is starting at the bottom with mine on “Breaking the Glass”. So go check it out and leave her many comments to show what I lack in talent I make up in a loyal fan base.
And keep checking back over the next month as you will see many other Bearmaniacs joining in the fun including Bo Lumpkin on Friday, Ken Drab, Todd McElmurry and Byron Wilkins.
Obviously it is newsworthy if I post on a Friday instead of my regular Sunday and Wednesday (did any of you realize I had a schedule?)
It seems Juan Williams of National Public Radio fame had spent too much time over at Fox News commenting on the news of the day and has now lost his contract with NPR. For those readers outside the country, NPR is funded in part by the government and some will say it is the only way liberal radio can survive. Of course Fox News is deemed a branch of the right wing conservative movement so you can see the rub.
It is interesting that NPR would use the excuse that their reporters and analysts are not supposed to provide personal opinion but rather merely ask questions. You can make your opinion known simply by editorial decisions on editing, who to interview and how you ask questions.
In the end, Juan ends up with a $2 million contract from Fox News so we won’t be seeing him on the unemployment line.