How Corruption Caused A Toxic Water Crisis In Florida
Forbes cartoon with cutline about how Florida political corruption caused our environmental crisis. If you love your country and want to preserve and protect democracy and our environment: Vote against RICHARD LYNN SCOTT and support Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson.
Forbes article includes wonderful cartoon by Northeast Florida resident Ed Hall
Footnote: Ed Hall was wrongfully fired by MORRIS COMMUNICATIONS and The St. Augustine Record in retaliation for a funny cartoon about Flori-DUH school superintendents cutting back on art and music and athletics.
The 2008 firing the firing was at the behest of Cultural Council President PHIL McDANIEL and then St. Johns County School Superintendent Joseph Joyner's entourage of joyless humorless apparatchiks.
These pompous poohbals were driving under the inference that the cartoon was about Superintendent Joyner, and PHIL McDANIEL a/k/a "PHIL THE SHILL" published a column in the Record the the cartoonist needed to do "better research." In fact, the cartoon was about a fungible School Superintendent. But that did not keep the Republican machine from flexing its muscle to fire a cartoonist. McDANIEL later contacted me and asked me to remove mention of his sins against the First Amendment because it was adversely impacting his "image." I declined.
The Record once ran two to four local cartoons on Sunday. Now, none
Here's the cartoon that got veteran political cartoonist Ed Hall fired (I bought the original after the controversy went nationwide):
Hint: ten years later, it's time for GateHouse, the new owners of the Record to rehire Ed Hall.