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Watch Where You Step
Shout out to my friend and great bartender Brian Evans. Brian made a comment about disasters (no, we weren’t in a bar at the time) and said maybe Godzilla would strike next and then the light bulb hit me. So I credit Brian for the assist.
When a tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri and federal disaster relief was desperately needed to rebuild Eric Cantor’s response was…well I don’t want to misquote him but it came out to “no.”
OK, he didn’t exactly say no but his tact was tacky. His position was that we couldn’t spend money on disaster relief until we cut funding elsewhere in the federal budget. It’s like he was challenging mother nature to strike his own district with something sort of like, uh…let’s say an earthquake and a hurricane in the same week. Thank you, Eric and your voodoo.
Eric might actually be right in that we need to cut elsewhere when we provide disaster relief. But how about AFTER we provide disaster relief? Are we going to withhold disaster relief until we can get the entire United States Congress to come to an agreement on what programs will be cut? We’re screwed.
I really enjoyed drawing Godzilla and I LOVE Godzilla. It’s just so silly that I can’t not love it. I even liked that crappy Godzilla movie with Ferris Bueller. There should be more giant lizard movies.
Here’s the rough.
Here’s my first idea which is really crappy. It’s crappy because it doesn’t contain any giant lizards.