Posts Tagged: ban

Jul 12

Editorial Cartoon: Booze Ban on the Kishwaukee River

You can’t go a weekend during the summer without witnessing a modern wagon-train of inner tubes and various flotation devices floating lazily down the beautiful Kishwaukee river–a wagon train fueled by beer and abandon. Apparently, good-natured fun is bad for us and our overlords have stepped in to protect us from all the negative side-effects of pleasure.

I suppose this isn’t the worst thing in the world if they said that alcohol in the parks was a bad influence and so on, but booze is only outlawed at the put-in and take-out access points in the parks. Here are two things I’ve learned about human beings: Never underestimate the lengths people will go to for a good time, and you can always rely on Illinois government (at any level) to provide unending fodder for easy material.

By the way, I’m not actually advocating putting a friend in a catapult. There’s got to be a better alternative to buddy-chunkin’.

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Nov 09

Editorial Cartoon: It must be the high altitude — no more minarets

The Swiss constitution will outlaw minarets in mosques — Awesome!


I guess it makes sense to let nearly 22% of the world’s population know that you fear (and despise) them. It’s also probably good business to make yourself known to the small, but vocal group of extremists who would rather blow up detractors than sit down for a portion of delicious chocolate. If we’ve learned anything about our Muslim brothers and sisters, it’s that they love to be told not to express their religious beliefs — I’m sure it will all work out in the end.


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