1984

You’d think this sort of thing would garner more attention. This precedent is truly unnerving.

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July Fourth Cartoon

Penned last week to accommodate the holiday schedule of the paper. Still fitting and relevant given immediate example of the budget battle in August where the Democrats have given everything away in what they posture is an attempt to “compromise.” Interesting how compromise means doing the same as the Republicans: gutting public education and slashing taxes for the wealthiest Mainers.

Copyright 2017 Forest Taber
July Fourth

 

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/06/29/lepage-vows-to-wait-10-days-to-veto-budget-triggering-shutdown/

“All of the budget proposals currently pending with lawmakers would, in actuality, cut income taxes for wealthy Mainers…”

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/01/maine-lawmakers-reconvene-after-shutdown-of-government/

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Police Culture in America

 

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Police Culture in America

A terrible choice to have to make–but how much of it is influenced by a culture steeped in a mentality of “us against them”? How might the increased militarization, aloofness, and separateness of our local police departments impact the choice between a “justifiable” homicide and an alternative means to diffuse, negotiate, and otherwise control and resolve a situation? What about the police culture in America influences and even condones these outcomes? From the perspective of other countries and their respective statistics surrounding people killed by law enforcement, the issue in America is a strikingly toxic and unsettling one.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/09/the-counted-police-killings-us-vs-other-countries

http://www.killedbypolice.net/

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Happy Valentine’s Day (Unless you’re on the list to be deported)

Copyright © 2017 Forest Taber
Trump’s Idol (the former Deporter-in-Chief)

2.5 million people is actually a fairly conservative number. In truth, it’s probably closer to 3.1 or 4 million people, depending upon which government source one wishes to draw figures from.

https://www.dhs.gov/immigration-statistics/yearbook/2015/table39

https://www.ice.gov/removal-statistics/2016

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Democrats Unite

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Democrats Unite

“I know nothing that I may say can influence you,” he said. “You have no souls to be influenced. You are spineless, flaccid things. You pompously call yourselves Republicans and Democrats. There is no Republican Party. There is no Democratic Party. There are no Republicans nor Democrats in this House. You are lick-spittlers and panderers, the creatures of the Plutocracy.”

― Jack London, The Iron Heel

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2016 Year in Review Cartoon Gallery

2016 Year in Review – Forest Taber

More cartoons can be found here: Facebook.com/TaberCartoons

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The Feeding Frenzy

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Feeding Frenzy – It will be interesting to see whether it was a hack and by whom, a leak and by whom, or something else. The fact remains, no matter what the Mainstream Media might repeat until it appears as true, we do NOT know what happened (and likely won’t ever).
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Tiananmen North Dakota – Not an unfair comparison given the history of the players involved
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The Day After

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The Day After – My cartoon’s are due Tuesday afternoons; Almost every leg of this election cycle, the big news and events occur Tuesday evenings or Wednesdays. This is an example of a general cartoon attempting to predict the future
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Magic Eight B

It’s no fun being proven right about this prediction.

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Magic Eight Ball – It should be noted in history books worldwide that I predicted the result of Maine’s democratic party’s response to the reprehensible behavior of Governor LePage: NOTHING
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The Collector

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The Collector – Before the terrifying and infuriating cabinet appointments, 64 special advisers, and counting, were tapped to counsel the future president-elect
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