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Hey, talk about bait-and-switch. We didn’t elect these guys to go up to Tallahassee to try to singlehandedly repeal Roe v. Wade. They told us they’d create jobs, jobs, jobs. The only job openings I see in our state’s future are for sonogram technologists.

They know this is their chance, their golden moment when all the planets are in alignment⎯a Republican Cabinet, huge Republican majorities in both houses of the legislature, and a governor who would happily sign legislation forbidding people from traveling too far out to sea because they might fall off the edge of the earth, if it were placed before him.

My favorite is the bill that only allows pregnant women seeking an abortion to waive the state-required sonogram if they can produce a court restraining order showing that they were raped or abused. And what is a young girl supposed to do who was raped by her father? “Daddy, can you give me a ride down to court so I can swear out an affidavit that you’re the father of this child? Otherwise, I’ll be needing your permission to get rid of it.”

One bill you can be sure you’ll never see from our “sanctity of life” legislature is a repeal of the death penalty. Evidently, once a fetus becomes an independent human being, there is a qualitative change.

Suddenly, it becomes capable of doing some monumentally stupid things.

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OMG.

I don't think I am going to spend any of my tourist dollars in Florida any more.


Hey-Louisiana is ahead of us...State Rep. John Labruzzo (R) has introduced "feticide" legislation to ban all abortion in his state..Sterilize poor women & pay the wealthy to procreate ... Fewer needy people-and more greedy people...
Also wants to sentence women & Doctor's who violate the ban to 15 years of hard labor...
Are we going to let them get ahead of us.? No- As long as we keep voting the way we've done, we can surely win the race to the bottom of the heap..


That is the problem with the two party system we have. All the politicians are far left or far right progressives picked by the extremes of both parties. Both parties have made it almost impossible to be anything other then Democrat or Republican to win. All we get is crazy right or crazy left. Not much of a choice...


JUST WANTED TO SAY...WHAT MUST IT SAY ABOUT US THAT WE STILL NEED HUMOR TO TALK ABOUT THE REAL THINGS IN LIFE...THAT WE SHOULD BE SPENDING A LOT MORE TIME TALKING ABOUT


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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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