What would Sarah Palin do? What will she do?

As promised. Two different versions. (Another cartoon after the jump!)

The hate and mockery continue against Sarah Palin, of course. Found this link on Salon by Camille Paglia from the impressive and productive Andrew Breitbart:

In a way, this is part of her virtues — her complete freedom from routine micromanagement and business as usual. She does her own thing with seat-of-the-pants gusto. It’s why she remains hugely popular with the Republican grass-roots base — as I know from listening to talk radio…

Whether Palin has a national future or not will depend on her willingness to hit the books at some point and absorb more information about international history and politics than she has needed to know in her role as governor. She also needs a shrewder, cooler take on the mainstream media, with its preening bullies, cackling witches, twisted cynics and pompous windbags…

I wrote this in response to a cartoon by Gary Varvel, that Daryl Cagle linked to on Facebook:

She absolutely is hated, mocked, despised, everywhere. For what?? She didn’t cheat on a spouse, hurt anyone, throw billions in bailouts into the wind, etc. (Hate her environmental tude, though.)

Daryl said it’s the first cartoon he’s seen that takes Palin’s side.  Um, wh

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This is how every WordPress blog begins, with the title and sentence above. (The photo is the view from my apartment of the Glendale mountains, on a very rare day of beautiful clouds.) WordPress is charming and exciting – and very often frustrating. I’m leaving that famous sentence up here, even though this is actually my 3rd WordPress blog, because the beginning is always something to celebrate! read more

What would happen if you wore a Swatch watch today?

A Swatch watch adds cache and the smell of plastic to your manicured hand.
"We see a lot of gentlemen turn their lives around with the right Swatch watch."

It’s a wonder those talented artists at Illustration Friday allow me in their group. The subject this week is CLIQUE.

Remember when people thought wearing a Swatch watch meant you were in the “in” group? Well, I still think that way! I just love them, and I must have a dozen of them, mostly bought on ebay. I love the plastic, the colors, the really exquisite art work and design. They get the top designers in all areas to do work for these watches, and it shows.

The only downside is that after 3 or 4 years (or less or more) the plastic starts to crack on the band. :(  I wear them until they fall off, but it still makes me sad that they’re kind of human that way. Also, does anyone know of a store that sells them at discount prices? They cost way too much in the Swatch store in the mall in LA. read more