October 7, 2012

GOING POGO: Pogo’s hoary old 1970 Earth Day cartoon rebounds in the reality of 21st century California:

On the first Earth Day, in 1970, a cartoon poster appeared at rallies in all 50 states. It showed a rueful opossum picking up papers, bottles, cans, wrappers—the detritus of modern life. Superimposed on the image were the words WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US.

Flash-forward to today:

“What are they doing to us?” said Marilyn Tucker, a FedEx employee, as she stopped pumping at a central Los Angeles gas station at $37, well before the tank of her sedan was full. “It’s just ridiculous.”

As Lance of Canada’s Small Dead Animals blog asks, “Who is the ‘they’?”

(And just as a reminder, “Under my plan…”)

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