Florida Today, September 25, 2014 -- We complain in August that it's too dry and then complain in late September and early October that it's too wet.
Florida Today, September 18, 2014 -- It defies logic that we can launch Mercury, Gemini and Apollo in 8 years [including the horrific Apollo 1 accident] and nearly 45 years later the federal government can't figure out what to do with manned space travel.
Florida Today, September 12, 2014 -- Brevard, FL County budget exceeds a billion bucks again. Evertett Dirksen had it right.
Florida Today, September 4, 2014 -- The Meerkats at Brevard Zoo are a very social and energetic brood. I'm sure they talk about us.
Florida Today, August 21, 2014 -- It's back to school in mid-August in Florida and parents rejoice!
Florida Today, August 14, 2014 -- I was watching a local political commercial [it's primary season here] and thought for a moment that candidates were missing an opportunity.
Florida Today,August 7, 2014 -- In my continuing effort to further define a 'slow news week', I thought out-of-town readers would enjoy a little weather and fashion lore.
Florida Today, July 31, 2014 -- This is what's known in cartoonist lingo as a 'slow news week', but the turtle hatchlings seemed topical enough for a cartoon, and tropical enough for a hot summer day.
Florida Today, July 24, 2014 -- I can still remember sitting in the bar of my dad's restaurant in front of a b+w TV [that's what we called them back then] and watching Armstrong step off the lander ladder...
Florida Today, July 17, 2014 -- The government side of NASA is a mystery to most of us. SpaceX was a breath of fresh air. But now they'll doing their commercial launches from Texas [government launches are reportedly still here]. Plan B please.
Florida Today, July 10, 2014 -- Holy smoke! Legalization of pot is apparently just around the corner and our county commission is doing their "due diligence" to explore new opportunities.
Florida Today, July 3, 2014 -- OMG! There's a horrible tropical storm just off the coast! OMG! Drag out the weather people with their electronic pens and big video screens and let's create a frightening urgency! OMG! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
Florida Today, June 27, 2014 -- Downtown Melbourne won't thrive until they work out the problem with the homeless and panhandling. The Melbourne City Council voted recently to outlaw panhandling off all kinds [including political fundraising, etc.] which seems to violate a fundamental free speech thing or two.
Florida Today, June 19, 2014 -- Slow week on the news front, but politically things are heating up. Unfortunately, no gaffes to report in the governor's race. This is the first installment of "The Buggy Life", which will examine how our insect friends may be viewing the candidates and races. This week, the pesky but beloved mosquito.
Florida Today, June 12, 2014 -- Public editor Matt Reed had an interview with Sheriff Ivey. His department took over Animal Control, comparing the bathing habits of his inmates with his animals: "Sometimes, we have to make them take showers when they don't want to...Essentially, that's what you're doing at animal shelters." His department is on a tear; taking over security at the public schools and Port Canaveral.
Florida Today, June 7, 2014 -- How entertaining is this! Judge calls out a lawyer and they reportedly have a brawl outside of the courtroom. Judge is on paid leave until they get things sorted out.
Florida Today, June 5, 2014 -- The Russians, citing our small-ball sanctions over the Ukraine, have threatened to cut off our supply of rocket motors for military space launches. That's a big deal around here, where we regularly launch military satellites.
Florida Today, May 29, 2014 -- It's campaign season again and campaign yard signs are sprouting up literally everywhere.
Florida Today, May 22, 2014 -- This is local color. At the southern tip of Merritt Island we have what remains of a big dragon sculpture. For years it was a beloved landmark for residents and boaters. Time and big storms have led to the dragon's collapse and the bank that owns it now has the OK to order final demolition. Here's my suggestion for the new owners...
Florida Today, May 15, 2014 -- This is local stuff. Private statewide train company is running a passenger train throughout Florida. They want to run through our county - Brevard - but not stop. County Commissioners (bless their hearts) are aghast! When the Commissioners get involved in something, you just know there's going to be a mess.
Florida Today, May 8, 2014 -- How a conversation about raising taxes in Brevard County made the commission agenda escapes me (the economy is in the gutter around here for working families). But it did.
Florida Today, April 27, 2014 -- The kids don't seem to care, but parents and unions are going berserk.
Florida Today, May 1, 2014 -- At our get acquainted editorial meeting I was asked about my political leanings [conservative]. They assured me that they would have no problem printing a cartoon If I found a conservative angle. This cartoon is a statement about the politics of the spacecoast and the futility of being a democrat.
Florida Today, April 19, 2014 -- The Indian River is in such a mess that it will take real courage and leadership to get things moving.
Florida Today, April 17, 2014 -- This cartoon was the result of an oddly awkward conversation at a Brevard County commission meeting between a commissioner the outgoing county manager.
Florida Today, April 10, 2014 -- Jack Smink is a terrific and very convincing Elvis performer and a determined candidate. He's running for County Commission, formerly as a Republican and now as an Independent. Somehow the Elvis hair and costuming get in the way of the impression.
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