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Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Times Ups The Ante

Since I just posted something about gambling, I thought it would be a good segue to a reference to a cartoon in today's Sunday Times. Basically the Scranton Times seems to be escalating the war of words (and images) with Scranton Council President Janet Evans.

You can see the cartoon HERE.

Now no one can accuse me of being a Jan-Fan, as I've probably said enough negative stuff here about her that it's a wonder her mindless drone-like followers aren't digging through my trash as I type this. That noted, I found the cartoon to be a bit over the top. Yes, I get the underlying theme, and that part does make sense. Mrs Evans wants the right to define what "is" is (with a wink to Bill Clinton), and it's honestly pretty ridiculous. What I find a bit much...and this is maybe the father of three daughters speaking...is the bloated image of Mrs Evans in the cartoon.

Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think it's appropriate to depict a lady as a bloated figure. Whether Mrs Evans is sensitive about her weight (she doesn't appear to be overweight to me) isn't the point, as the cartoon could be taken as a dig at her appearance. That's just wrong.

The Scranton Pie Hole cartoon was much better.

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