Gene Basset Editorial CartoonsGene Basset Editorial Cartoons

Gene Basset Editorial Cartoons

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gene Basset Editorial Cartoons
Creator: Basset, Gene, 1927-
Dates: 1984-1992
Extent: 7.0 boxes (385 pen and ink drawings)
Collection Number: RBRL/009/GB
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The collection consists of ink drawings, pencil sketches, negatives, and plates of editorial cartoons by Gene Basset from 1984 to 1992. Subject content relates to state and local (Atlanta-Fulton County) politics and feature such topics as public transportation, pension padding, and political corruption. There are also drawings relating to the Atlanta-based Falcon football team, the University of Georgia Bulldogs, the Atlanta Zoo, women's rights, Turner Broadcasting, and the Mercer University vs. Baptist Church controversy.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Gene Basset was born on July 24, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Cooper Union and Boston Colleges where he earned degrees in art and psychology. He also studied at the Art Students League, Pratt Institute, and the University of Missouri. From 1944 to 1946, Basset served with the United States Coast Guard.

Basset joined the staff at the Indianapolis Times as a sketch artist, where he later became a sports cartoonist. He has also been a theatrical caricaturist for the Brooklyn Eagle and a sports cartoonist for the Boston Post.

Following a teaching stint at the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut, where he also did free lance art for advertising agencies in New York, Basset moved to Hawaii. He worked as the first editorial cartoonist for the Hawaii Star Bulletin. Afterward, he returned to the mainland and became chief editorial cartoonist for Scripps-Howard Newspapers for nineteen years. Some of Basset's cartoons have even appeared as covers for U.S. News and World Report.

In August 1982, Basset joined the editorial staff of the Atlanta Journal as an editorial cartoonist. Having retired in December 1992, Basset currently resides in Minnesota with his wife, Ann.

Scope and Content

The Gene Basset Editorial Cartoons include his original editorial cartoons from the Atlanta Journal (1984-1992). There are 385 pen and ink drawings, some pencil sketches, and a smattering of negatives and plates. Subject content relates to state and local (Atlanta-Fulton County) politics and feature such topics as public transportation, pension padding, and political corruption. There are also drawings relating to the Atlanta-based Falcon football team, the University of Georgia Bulldogs, the Atlanta Zoo, women's rights, Turner Broadcasting, and the Mercer University vs. Baptist Church controversy.

Organization and Arrangement

The cartoons are loosely grouped together by subject, such as Georgia politics, civil rights, congressional races, developer issues, international issues, metro Atlanta, presidential politics, and state agencies.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Gene Basset Editorial Cartoons, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2008.


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Access Points

Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government--Caricatures and cartoons--1951-
Atlanta journal-constitution.
Cartoonists--Georgia.
Editorial cartoons.
Georgia--Politics and government--Caricatures and cartoons--1951-
Governors--Georgia.
Political cartoons.
Politicians--Georgia.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Editorial Cartoons, 1984-1992

Extent: 385.0 pen and ink drawings
Scope and Content: Includes Basset's original editorial cartoons from the Atlanta Journal (1984-1992). There are 385 pen and ink drawings, some pencil sketches, and a smattering of negatives and plates. Subject content relates to state and local (Atlanta-Fulton County) politics and feature such topics as public transportation, pension padding, and political corruption. There are also drawings relating to the Atlanta-based Falcon football team, the University of Georgia Bulldogs, the Atlanta Zoo, women's rights, Turner Broadcasting, and the Mercer University vs. Baptist Church controversy.
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1GB01Two men discuss Georgia Power rate hike and determine that the three pigs standing to the side are not George Busbee but Georgia Power executives instead. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
1GB02Ford Spinks, public service commissioner - in a checkered coat - proclaiming his innocence about a "shady tractor sale" to the state of Georgia. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
1GB03Insurance Commissioner Evans literally in the hip pocket of the insurance industry says he needs to reorganize his department. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
1GB04Insurance Commissioner Evans only armed with hands held like pistols tells auto insurers - who hold a consumer at gunpoint - to "FREEZE", then realizing he is outgunned says "UNFREEZE". Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
1GB05Insurance Commissioner Evans points his fingers at men representing Auto Insurance Rate hikes holding up a consumer. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1980s
1GB06Man, wearing large button reading "DEM" says Good ole Boys will run GA even if Black legislators make procedural changes. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
1GB07Lt. Governor Zell Miller slugs punching bag with Tom Murphy's face on it while Lester Maddox stands to the side. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
1GB08Puritans at a strip club storm out saying "High court of Georgia doesn't believe in our righteous way." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
1GB09Representative Billy McKinney speaking. He says, "Race is not an issue, but it's a shame that we blacks have a white congressman - but race is not the issue - it's just a matter of pride brothers." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
1GB10A giant statue of a pig - "North GA. Carpet Center". A man says the statue is to "commemorate a stirring victory at Pork Barrel Hill." The Carpet Center cuts a Tom Murphy project. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
1GB11Two men in rocking chairs - one holding a bag marked "QBE Funds" speak to young black boy concerning the possible future distribution of the funds. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
1GB12State Senator Culver Kidd turns the key in the back of state employees who can now campaign thanks to Kidd's Bill. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
1GB13Democrat Joe Frank Harris squares off against Republican candidate for Governor Davis. Davis is very small and the referee speaking to the trainers - (The GA Republican party) says "You sure your man hasn't shrunk." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
1GB14One adult who represents GA G.O.P. holds hand of two children who represent two G.O.P. candidates and another adult says to the first, "Next time let's give it a shot" (Referring to later elections). Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
1GB15Georgia used car dealers protest their innocence on the question of rolling back odometers. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
1GB16Michael Dukakis tries to ride a somewhat reluctant Tom Murphy's coattails. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
1GB17Tom Murphy blots out the sun in the Sunshine Bill. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
1GB18Real estate agents on a moonscape. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
1GB19Police raid art show in compliance with state law prohibiting nudity and alcohol at the same location. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
1GB20Lester Maddox, candidate for Governor dances, displays how Vaudeville died. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
1GB21Coach Vince Dooley rides on the shoulders of exultant fans in 1988 and in 1990 as he runs for office no one remembers who he is. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
1GB22Hogs stand around empty trough marked Grocery Sales tax and one notes "Tom Murphy will never allow the trash to go empty." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
1GB23Tom Murphy stands a top a tax payer- a gun in one hand and a dollar bill marked "sales tax" in the other. A policeman explains that "the General Assembly can only rob the taxpayer once a year." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
1GB24Tom Murphy leads a hog and says "General Assembly Democrats always bring home the bacon." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
1GB25State bar of Georgia, sitting in front of a noose hung from a tree. The accuse Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers of attempting to destroy an old tradition "Government by Secrecy." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
1GB26Tom Murphy holds D.O.T. head Tom Moreland by the neck and explains that gas tax funs will go to the (looney as seen right) county road planners. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
1GB27Lt. Governor Zell Miller and Speaker of the House Tom Murphy threaten each others pet pork barrel projects and Miller threatens to kill Murphy's unless Murphy lets Miller's go. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
1GB28Headsman Tom Murphy stands over Mike Bowers - lead on the block. "The Tom Murphy plan to limit the powers of Mike Bowers." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
1GB29Tom Murphy ties up Zell Miller's open Government Bill with seatbelts as Governor Harris ironically comments that he thought Murphy was against seatbelts. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
1GB30Governor Harris hands Speaker Murphy a bag of money ($8.2 million) to "feed his pet" - Dalton Carpet Mart. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
1GB31"Legislature Memorials" 1. Capitol Revolution 2. Photo Scam 3. Downtown Connector Parking Garage. Tom Murphy is a top each memorial. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB32In a nude bar a policeman and two Grantwood American Gothic types break in as policeman announces a raid by the General Assembly Morals squad. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
1GB33A volcano labled "Tort Mess" has two groups of men running up the side carrying "House Reform Cap" and "Senate Reform Cap", 1987
1GB34Tom Murphy - with long beard - tells J.F. Harris - with long beard - that he has to have another postponement in the Q.S.E. tax. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
1GB35Tom Murphy stands at a guillotine ready to kill the seatbelt and open meetings bills. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
1GB36The House and Senate - both pigs- fight over the distribution of State budget. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
1GB37The General Assembly - armed with axes and saws attempt to "prune" the M.L.K. Holiday Bill. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
1GB38The General Assembly walks on the fence - Issues - "so much for another session" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
1GB39General Assemblyman says pension reform reform is needed. The other General Assembly men shoot him down. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB40Tom Murphy - Devil incarnate - dangles "Legislators control of executive pay bill" in front of J.F. Harris and says he wants something in return. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB41Speaker Murphy stands behind state agency cracking his knuckles ominously as Murphy asks that agency for favors. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB42A protectionist in General Assembly gets ready to cut off his nose. This demonstrates how "The Georgia Laws work." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB43Murphy and Burns chase down future governors who claim "involuntary separation pensions." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB44The GA Senate and hospital lobby attempt to fix loopholes in the hospital bill. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB45Tom Murphy speaks to reporter about capitol renovation corruption and says he knows nothing about it. The more he says the longer his nose grows. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB46Tom Murphy sits astride donkey dressed as Napoleon and asks "Just who does the Governor think he is anyway?" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
1GB47GA House fights over state ERA while Tom Murphy gives both thumbs up and thumbs down. He has no objection either way. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB48Tom Murphy awakes in the middle of the night horrified. "I dreamt Georgia had a two-party system." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB49Close up: Man speaks and says General Assembly is not in the "palm of the speaker's hand" Longshot: The man is in Tom Murphy's vest pocket. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
1GB50Four Tom Murphy look alike - dressed in mafia-like clothes- carry coffin marked "reform 1983-84." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB51Tom Murphy - light bulb above his head turns into an egg that cracks and pours contents on his head. "Murphy hatches idea dealing with Drunk Drivers." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB52Tom Murphy gives $250 million surplus to General Assembly. All pictured turn into pigs as pig-Murphy hollers "It's Pork Barrel time." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
1GB53Shocked Democratic National Convention delegates look on as man announces that in lieu of nude dancers the entertainment will consist of the GA House follies. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
1GB54Representative McKinney climbs ladder to a cloud on which sit several black men. Newsman thanks him for his conspiracy theory and the creation of an anti-scrutiny haven for black leaders. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1980s
1GB55Tom Murphy and "GA" policeman arrest Peter Paul Rubens for painting one of his masterpieces. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1981
1GB56Tom Murphy slams Burt Lance's head with a gavel marked "The Speaker", Murphy says, "Just getting chairman Lance's attention." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
1GB57Tom Murphy holding leashed dogs labeled General Assembly notes, "the speaker is not against restraints, just seatbelts." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
1GB58Tom Murphy on the porch of his antebellum mansion hears the bad news that the public safety department has ruled in favor of Attorney General Bowers. Atlanta Journal and Constitution
1GB59Mr. Bond (not Julian) his hand stuck in the capitol renovation project cookie jar is hoisted on the shoulders of Harris- Murphy and Miller. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
1GB60Tom Murphy reads a decree as Joe Frank Harris- Governor Elect - sits on a throne with a bent sword. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
1GB61Senator Mack Mattingly throws money at a TV. camera marked TV ads and thus wins the "spending contest" in the 1986 senatorial election. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
1GB62Hamilton Jordan sits on a collapsed mule and allows that "it's going to be a tough race but I'm on a roll." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
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2GB63Vince Dooley (U.G.A.'s head football coach who considered running for Senate in 1986) in football uniform decides to punt and not run in '86. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985-1986
2GB64Senator Mack Mattingly , Hamilton Jordan and Congressman Wyche Fowler stand abreast. To whom does Jordan lean on the issues? Jordan holds on to Fowler's arm but leans way over next to Mattingly. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB65Governor Harris sits on a throne with two tough looking people nearby and says to Wyche Fowler "Fowler, Fowler? Oh I remember, and what can the Governor do for you?" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB66Congressman Wyche Fowler who campaigned as a liberal and friend of the little man is shown with a big bag of money marked "Campaign Contributions." He is surrounded by Big gas, Big oil, and tax shelters from whom he has taken money. Fowler says, "Let's not jump to any conclusions." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB67Wyche Fowler at campaign stop is surrounded by Speaker Tom Murphy, Ga. Harris and Senator Sam Nunn but speaks to only one lone person. Man says to Fowler "Votes? One miracle at a time, Wyche! Look, endorsements from Murphy, Harris, and Nunn." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB68Lt. Governor Zell Miller dumps poor Governor Ruben Askew and tags along with ritzy Walter Mondale. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
2GB69Mondale is astride a mule with all four feet in buckets. Newsman notes the campaign is not going well in GA. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
2GB70Walter Mondale speaks vigorously to no one as supporters note this must be GA given the poor turnout. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
2GB71Congressman Newt Gingrich and Democrats are both represented as bulldogs chewing on each other. The captain says, "Congressional watchdogs." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
2GB72Gubernatorial candidates as boxers. Joe Frank Harris and Bob Bell in the ring after the fight. Bell has been pulverized. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
2GB73Bob Bell G.O.P. gubernatorial candidate loads huge shell-issues-in cannon and out fires tiny ball. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
2GB74A boxing GOP elephant says GA needs a real two party system and will sock it to the democrats - sometime in the future. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB75A charging elephant - GA G.O.P. hopes - slams into the Harris surplus budget smashing his face and tusks. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB76A tiny elephant and full-sized Bob Bell rush across the scene trumpeting the republicans are coming. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
2GB77Newt Gingrich drags elephant behind him his prize from Dallas for new ideas. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
2GB78GA G.O.P. Gubernatorial candidate wildly excited leaps out of White House gates carrying autographed photo of President Ronald Reagan. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB79At a banquet the GA Republican party announces the speaker and hero. A tiny Oliver North comes out and stands on the podium. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
2GB80Governor J.F. Harris carries a horse and rider, his dynamic jockey - Mr. Anderson. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
2GB81Democratic party chairman Ron Brown shows 1991 Atlanta Braves to democratic donkey to demonstrate the 1992 presidential is not hopeless. "Look at this miracle." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
2GB82Gubernatorial candidate Bo Ginn rides on man's shoulders in mud pit, as supporters throw mud about, Ginn claims he'd never "sling mud." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB83Tom Murphy sits as Zell Miller rides his "lottery" tank over Murphy's house. Murphy says he decided not to stop him passing through. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
2GB84Governor Harris is confronted by black legislator who wants more say in Harris' desegregation plan. Harris says, "Ok, how do we solve it?" and the legislator says "that's your problem." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
2GB85"Missions Impossible" Various things that seem impossible. The last is Governor Harris producing an "acceptable desegregation plan." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
2GB86Two men in gas masks cart off "disqualified LaRouche candidates." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
2GB87Senator Nunn and a donkey carrying seven tiny people. Will Nunn rescue the democratic party from the 7 trolls? Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
2GB88Senator Mack Mattingly on a small slow elephant - Congressman Wyche Fowler on a speedy donkey. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB89Senator Sam Nunn on throne. Makes announcement through Chamberlain that he won't give up Armed Services throne for a year of Holiday Inns. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
2GB90Sam and others sit on a limb and the limb cracks. They want to know if Nunn is going to run for President in 1988. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
2GB91Supporters drag Sam Nunn out of his office and proclaim they "detect some movement toward running." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
2GB92Sam Nunn runs toward the viewer and says to reporters "You might say I'm getting closer to a decision." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
2GB93Sam Nunn in a tracksuit makes various attempts to run and then finally sits down, having decided not to run. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
2GB94Boxers Wyche Fowler and Mack Mattingly slug it out. After Fowler dispatches him Fowler says "Ok Mattingly...no more Mr. nice guy!" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB95Mattingly and Fowler both hold up huge signs proclaiming their support for Sam Nunn. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB96Richard Nixon, Pat Swindall, Jim Bakker, and Pinocchio are standing around and Swindall's nose is extra long. It has taken a quantum leap. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
2GB97Pat Swindall on the shoulders of gas mask wearing supporters. The crowd scatters holding their noses. The newsman says he can "smell, I mean see" the GA delegation led by Pat Swindall. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
2GB98Pat Swindall down in a sewer in front of a judge. Baliff speaks to the judge says "Mr. Swindall has risen for sentencing." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
2GB99Pat Swindall sitting in a chair nude, admitting the Emperor has no clothes. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
2GB100Pat Swindall in chair. Police carry him away. He has one foot in his mouth and shot himself in the other foot. His secretary says in to the phone that Swindall won't be "able to return your call" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
2GB101G.O.P. MAN EXULTS THAT THEY WILL GIVE Representative Levitas a run for his money, that this time their candidate is no lightweight. Then the candidate floats away. The candidate is Pat Swindall. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
2GB102Pat Swindall comes up through the sewer. Newsman says, "Reporting live with the Swindall Campaign.." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
2GB103Pat Swindall holds mud, ready to sling it, supporters say they need more Ammo. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
2GB104Pat Swindall as a snake slithers into cart. Judge comments on Swindall's slitherliness. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
2GB105Pat Swindall, wearing Superman costume and carrying cross, stands in front of judge. One lawyer says to another. "Looks like Swindall is counting on the jury not to convict Jesus and Superman." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
2GB106Judge Quillian cleans out a safe of pension abuses as the Pension Board cheers that it has been vindicated. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
2GB107The Pension System - A giant pig - weighs itself - "A New Record - 73,500." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
2GB108Bloodhounds push and pull two men who represent The Pension Board. The men remark that "Senator Coverdell put them up to this." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
2GB109The Pension Board Statue - hear no evil - see no evil - speak no evil - stands above 3 Pension Board members who apologize for reducing Judge Quillian's pension, because they were made to see, hear, and speak. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
2GB110Tom Murphey sees state police, guns drawn, assumes they are after the pension abuse gang. The police return with bags of money and Murphy thinks they have evidence. This notion is disabused - No, the police are the pension abuse gang. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
2GB111An elephant - Maynard Jackson - jumps through a pension eligibility loophole. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, undated
2GB112Labor Commissioner Caldwell, dressed as an angel with large blotch on his chest, man next to him tells jury that Caldwell "denies these stains." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
2GB113Labor Commissioner Caldwell is happily falling into large soft looking bag labeled Caldwell pension. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
2GB114A large pig - Governor Busbee - appears before board or court. The member or Justice says "Let us guess...you're here to appeal your itsy bitsy pension." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, undated
2GB115Dancing pigs - They once had an idea - An involuntary Separation clause in the state pension. They lived happily ever after especially, Ex Senator Floyd Hudgins. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
2GB116Trustees of state retirement system defend themselves against charges concerning involuntary separation requests. They decide they do have spines. As they all slump about, undated
2GB117Two wolves - The House and Senate - stand outside a chicken house - The GA. State Pension. The wolves tell the chicken to go back to sleep - "we've reformed." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
2GB118"CROOKS HALL OF FAME" Various crooks and Georgia House and Senate State Pension Robbers. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
2GB119Crimes Against the State of Georgia various crimes and last medical disability and involuntary separations pensions. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
2GB120Reporters speak to a big pig - Governor Busbee - about the Pension system and Busbee says the Pension system works "very well." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
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3GB121Orchestral conductor conducts Pension Reform and tuba player - General Assembly - blows a lot of air and out comes one small note. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB122Two pigs - The GA House and Senate - say Pension Abuses by the masses must stop. So pleased are they that they decide they deserve a reward - 25% pension increase. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB123Three pigs, Bobby Pafford, Lord Spinks, and Judge Quillian take their large pensions and retire. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB124A Reporter speaks to Judge Quillian about pension system and Quillian admits he took advantage of the law but that it was fair and when thanked for speaking honestly the Judge says, "With this pension system you can afford to be honest." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB125A Giant Pig - Judge Quillian is served a large plate of pension abuse by the state pension board as the cook Governor Busbee says - "Just the way you ordered it." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB126A large cornucopia marked "State Pension system" spews out happy men and women holding large bags of what must be money. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
3GB127The GA Pension System sow suckles several men but then comes Tom Moreland and his $89,100 a year pension and the others worry he will "milk it dry." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
3GB128Ex-legislators exult when they find another pension loophole. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
3GB129Part-time employees milk the GA. Pension System cow. They claim they're "just reducing the surplus." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
3GB130"Meanwhile Back at the Ranch..." Pigs milk the Georgia Pension System cow. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
3GB131"Which one of These Robberies of a GA. Taxpayer is perfectly legal? A mugger is shown in one panel A state pensioner in the other. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
3GB132A dancing pig says he's a "good old boy and helped create the pension system for people like himself so that when good old boys retire they can enjoy the good old days." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
3GB133Two panels: One - State Pensioners Two - State Pension Reform Commission. The two groups are exactly the same. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
3GB134Georgia Big Truckers ask Santa what their present is. Santa gives them deregulation. The truckers holler: "There is no Santa!" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
3GB135Mrs. Larry McDonald, Mr. Day and Mr. Fincher jump off a cliff. She says, "Dave Sellars hasn't got the courage to lead." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB136An attack on Congressman Larry McDonald. It points out the various bizarre things McDonald had done and then closes: "Vote for a Dedicated Zealot...Larry McDonald" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB137Congressman John Lewis pulls Maynard Jackson down off a thrown marked Atlanta's BLACK ELITE. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
3GB138Dancer Julian "The Great Bond" Bond dazzles all with his fancy footwork then crashes head first while John "Plain old Lewis" Lewis taps along. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
3GB139Andrew Young is in a pot. Various people are about to boil him alive, for the crime of opposing Jesse Jackson. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB140Three Wyche Fowlers, one liberal, one moderate, one conservative sit at a dias. Voice off screen says, "Will the real Wyche Fowler stand up." All 3 Fowlers stand up. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
3GB141Julian Bond plays a tuba and John Lewis plays a trumpet in a battle of the horns. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
3GB142Kathy McDonald throws mud. "A supporter says - she believes action speaks louder than words." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB143Mrs. McDonald sits on the 7th Congressional District throne. She says "sorry...Larry gave it to me." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB144Larry McDonald as Uncle Sam dancing about. Cartoon deals with his democrat affiliation and Republican voting habits. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB145Larry McDonald wrapped in a flag kills a witch with Communist Hammer and a sickle. Man says "Ya' mean this isn't for Halloween?" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB146Robert Welch - head of the John Birch society - dressed as Napoleon riding a rocking horse backwards. He hands the reins over to another man: Larry McDonald. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB147Democratic Larry McDonald - looking like an elephant - complains that just because he votes like a Republican there's no reason to keep him off the V.A. Panel. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB148A large group of people cut their clump of earth off from a hill. They scream "Take that you road building fanatics." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB149Cave people hold sign Stop the Parkway as bulldozers arrive. One says, "Well there goes the neighborhood." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB150Crazy soldiers from Cobb County show idiotic private bus plan: "A master stroke against Marta." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
3GB151A giant pile of cars and 3 people scramble a top the cars. One says, "Say, how long have you been commuting from Cobb County." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB152The Cobb County crackpot militia at the barricades call on Larry McDonald to help repel Marta. "Hello, Congressman McDonald? Hi, Larry. Larry, can you get the 82nd Airborne? No, it's not the Commies. Worse. MARTA's closing in." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB153The Cobb County crackpot militia at the barricades call on Larry McDonald to help repel Marta. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB154Lots of cars jammed in amongst trees - They don't need public transportation. They have a plan: cut down the trees and build wider roads. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB155A giant pile of cars with men on top. They see Marta veering away from Cobb towards Gwinnett. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
3GB156Cobb County cave people have no problem with public transportation. It hasn't reached them. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
3GB157"The court's formula for school desegregation". Three insane men stand around a steaming cauldron labeled busing and dumping toads and the Dekalb schools. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
3GB158A blind man marked Fulton County Tax Collector carries a cup. A slum-lord spits into the cup. The blind man says "Delinquent taxes, anyone?" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
3GB159Commissioner Eaves - dressed as a headsman - holds an Axe marked Quotas and a man hollers "Eaves is ready for the next white Department Head." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
3GB160Cobb County pulls a wagonload of fat pigs - MARTA's Union. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
3GB161Baseball batter swings at ball - Bond case - with a reeking fish - memo leak probe - bat. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
3GB162A Spanish inquisition type court sits and considers the 4th District candidates answers to the freedom councils Christian quiz. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
3GB163A bunch of gun-toting halfwits surround a couple who look at a map and decide it must be Cobb County. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
3GB164AMichael Lomax - David - slings the "Land use plan" at Developers - Goliath - and it turns out to be only a wad of words. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
3GB164BMichael Lomax and other "Doctors" wheel a gurney with patient marked "Grady" down the hallway and announce that Morehouse Medical School gets equal status with Emory or the Fulton County commissioners will operate. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
3GB165The Fulton County Commissioners have raped the pension system but say "Don't get excited - it's perfectly legal. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
3GB166A dog urinates on King Michael Lomax's leg and another man points to the dog and yells "Racist!" Atlanta Journal Constitution, 1991
3GB167Fulton County Commissioners wheel a gurney that says, "Grady." "Either Morehouse Med School gets equal status with Emory or we Fulton County Commissioners operate!" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, undated
3GB168Michael Lomax is carried through the streets in a sedan chair because his Limo is in the shop. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB169Michael Lomax holds Atlanta Zoo hostage unless Andy Young releases "400". Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
3GB170Michael Lomax - as statue of Liberty panders for votes. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
3GB171Michael Lomax's campaign is blasting off - He is wearing a rocket on his The rocket blasts and Lomax - as seen from the rear - has his pants burned off and his posterior toasted. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
3GB172Michael Lomax hires painter to create a mural of Atlanta's Bank Loan officers. The people depicted are a KKK man, a Devil, and Snidely Whiplash (of "Devils of Pauline" fame). Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
3GB173Michael Lomax finally admits he arranged a meeting involving Fulton County cleaning contract. His nose has grown so long from lying it has branches with a bird on it. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
3GB174Rodney Young, head coach of the Fulton County tennis program, owes all of his success to the "racket given him by his pal Michael Lomax. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
3GB175Happy Drunks pair out of a happy hour Fulton County bar. Morose people leave a non-happy Fulton County bar. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB176A huge fat woman - a Gwinnett County Commissioner - in sumptuous luxury says, "The Commissioners may have indulged in a few small excesses with our expense accounts." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
3GB177Fulton County Commissioners and Land developers run into a small building. It swells mysteriously, then they all run out happy holding up two fingers in a victory sign. Perhaps both sides feel they have won. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
3GB178A man says controversial subjects have no place in Cobb city schools and tries to put the bags of controversial subjects into a chest, but like Pandora's box, when he opens it all manner of evils escape. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB179A commuter rides the back of a man. A reporter asks him about sales tax in Fulton County. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
3GB180A woman is burned at the stake for allowing s-e-x to enter the Gwinnett School Library. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
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4GB181Developers - Marietta and Smyrna keep cutting at the Cobb County tree until finally "Cobb city" builds walls around the tree to protect it. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB182A Gwinnett County Commissioner pig says, "This little piggy went to New York, this little piggy had fun, this little piggy had roast beef..." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
4GB183People in a very junky field say they will not allow their "sacred oasis to be desecrated by a Presidential Parkway!" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
4GB184As more and more buildings appear in Northside Atlanta one person questions the wisdom of men building. "Nonsense" replies the other. Bad traffic is a small price to pay for a better quality of life. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
4GB185A small car is squeezed between large trucks. The passenger wonders if the trucks should take the perimeter. The driver, as his car is squished by a truck says "We'll know as soon as the ambulance arrives." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1980s
4GB186A room so filled with junk it spills out into the adjoining room. Crews man is stunned "What's this?" The other says "My son's room... He's studying to be a Northside Atlanta Planner. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
4GB187A herd of developers so intent on catching a bag of money that they have wrecked Dunwoody Paradise. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
4GB188A crazed drunk man pilots a bulldozer labeled "Duluth" running over trees and people. -labeled- D.U.I.O.D.M. Driving under the influence of Developer's money. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
4GB189A developer is about to knock the Chattahoochee river park into the river. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
4GB190Cobb County official on the phone to the Supreme Court is questioning the decision to arm the developers. The developers hold guns on the official. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB191Developers are skinning the North Georgia mountains and complaining about Zell Miller's attempts to stop them. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
4GB192Reverend Hosea Williams, wearing an Angel costume is hoisted above Devil eared police in a courtroom. The Judge thanks him for demonstrating how the angel Hosea was harassed by the Devil. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
4GB193"Hosea Williams, Gadfly" buzzes into the Atlanta City Council Chambers with a baseball bat with a nail driven through. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
4GB194Hosea Williams runs through a field throwing burning matches and hollering "fire!" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB195Hosea Williams as Benito Mussolini demands unconditional surrender or he'll continue marching through Forsyth County. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
4GB196Hosea Williams, in overalls, pounds a scarecrow and says to Forsyth County that he's not through with it yet. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB197Several goonish cretins - some in KKK garb sit at the base of a tree with a sign on it - "Keep Forsyth county white" - They are complaining about the marchers and how they are destroying the neighborhood. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB198"Hosea rides again" Hosea Williams rides a mule spattering paint from a bucket labeled "Racism". Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
4GB199Hosea Williams as Moses. On the tablet is "Send a black to Congress." Implying that God is for Hosea for Congress. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
4GB200An old man and an old woman are about to burn textbooks. They are in Georgia to demonstrate "how to deal with a public menace." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB201David - Mercer University - slings a rock into Goliath's Baptist fundamentalist head. David says, "Look this up - it's in your bible." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB202Georgia Power throws money - like hay - down the yawning maw of Plant Vogle - a hippo. "Can we help it if he eats more than we thought he would?" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB203This cartoon demonizes the medical association of Georgia who claims they are misunderstood. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
4GB204A truck marked "Alabama" with a horse in the back is hauling money away - race track income. Alongside on a wheel rolls "Georgia" shouting "Heathen!" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
4GB205Faceless people pull and push a wagon - "Vogle overrun" - up a hill. At the top awaits "investors" who promise to carry the "future load," if there is one. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
4GB206Handcuffed Colonel Hardison held at gunpoint is proclaimed "still in charge of the Georgia state patrol, sort of" by Governor Harris. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
4GB207First panel: A Braves management that would soothe Henry Aaron - All black men and Ted Turner way in the background with Aaron in charge. Second panel: A Braves management that would calm Marvin Arrington - one man kisses Arrington's ring as two salaam. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
4GB208Georgia state patrolman sits in a chair writing. A bloodhound marked ticket fixing probe walks up and sniffs and then keels over. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
4GB209A big truck - in it sits a black driver and a big fat cat type white man. The driver leans out the window and says to a D.O.T. cop, "Nobody here but us disadvantaged minority contractors." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
4GB210Several KKK caveman types sit in a cave and say "unity shouldn't be a problem. We all alike." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
4GB211A blind man stands on top of a pile of cars. He says "Stop GA 400 before it's too late." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
4GB212King Zell Miller tells King Rives of the D.O.T. He's finished because there's "only room for one czar in my kingdom." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
4GB213A state employee pumped full of gas as he speaks. He says teachers shouldn't be paid more than other state employees. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
4GB214The Atlanta Falcons football team dances about in a disorganized manner. Coach Leeman Bennett is jerked out of the lineup and told he's out of step. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
4GB215A man holding a diploma says the U.S. Office of Civil Rights finds GA Regents test biased. He hands the diploma to a black graduate and asks "anything else we can do?" The graduate says, "Yes what does it say?" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
4GB216The Billboard Lobby holding a chainsaw shouts "obstructionist" at a tree. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
4GB217Georgia Pardons Board as a group of blind men. "Leo Frank's innocence? Heck, we searched and searched...Just couldn't find it." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1980s
4GB218U.S. Department of Education uses black student as a battering ram to knock down door marked Regents Test. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
4GB219Sam Caldwell, Commissioner of Labor, bats. Governor Harris, the umpire, tells him, "that was strike three." Caldwell ignores him. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
4GB220A naked Sam Caldwell, wearing a halo, is surrounded by F.B.I. dogs. A man says, "Caldwell is as clean as a hound's tooth." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
4GB221Sam Caldwell, holding broom, sits a top a huge mound of people and things he has swept under the rug. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
4GB222Men stand on chair afraid of mouse - the men are various Georgia counties and the mouse - hazardous waste. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB223Men are grilling a small man demanding the formula for Coca-cola. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
4GB224A caveman - Baptist fundamentalists - has hit a woman - academic freedom at Mercer University - with a club. She threatened him with a book. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB225Baptist fundamentalists have found the right man to edit the Georgia Baptist newspaper - a hand puppet. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB226A large mound of people and out of the top flies one man marked accreditation. "The University of Georgia Political Arena." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
4GB227An incredibly overcrowded prison. A man - DUI LAW - is kicking even more people into the prison. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
4GB228Reverend Abernathy is tied to a stake as copies of his book are piled up around him. He is guilty of "Making drinking a mortal being." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1980s
4GB229One black man has thousands of dollars thrown at him by Atlanta banks. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
4GB230The Atlanta city council on a limb is about to cut the limb over the GA. Dome controversy. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
4GB231Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson have found where Atlanta's budget goes. Down a rat hole. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
4GB232Atlanta city council at a resort to study their water system. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, undated
4GB233The Atlanta city council dives toward a safe. They are getting their raises imprudently. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
4GB234Governor Harris runs up to kick ball - GA Dome - held by Atlanta city council. The council pulls the ball away and Harris kicks and misses and falls. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
4GB235Dobbs Paschel has the Atlanta City Council in its coat pockets. They vote for an airport concession deal for Dobbs Paschel. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
4GB236James Howard is caught by a city hall angel taking payoffs. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
4GB237A policeman on top of a mountain is approached by Mayor Young's Citizen panel investigating the Bond case. The policeman was suddenly transferred there. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB238City Councilors promise to look into the Bond cover up. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
4GB239Marvin Arrington on a soapbox announces Atlanta needs "Another leaving of the Julian Bond Affair." No one pays attention to him. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
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5GB240Marvin Arrington orders Dobbs Paschel to agree to his airport concession plan or Arrington will blow his foot off. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
5GB241The Atlanta city council, Bolton Road Landfill Developer and State Senator Shumake are all in bed together. "It's not what you think," they announce. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
5GB242"The Mayor's Bond Probe Panel's plan for dealing with the media." They are leading blindfolded men by the nose. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
5GB243A huge man weighs himself and Mr. Pitts announces the mayor should be higher on the scale than these department heads. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB244The Atlanta city council kicks around "underground Atlanta" and then hits him with boards. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
5GB245"Clean Marvin Arrington" talks and his clothes grow even dirtier as he talks. He didn't break the law, just the ethics code. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
5GB246A wild mob scene - chaos - the Atlanta city council faces up to the 1985 Budget. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
5GB247Marvin Arrington paints his clothes white (whitewashes himself) to cover up the stains. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
5GB248A broken down taxi - The Atlanta city council fixes it up by whitewashing it. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
5GB249The Atlanta city council cuts the ribbon to open GA. 400. They are inundated by thousands of lawsuits. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
5GB250James Howard does a striptease as he decries Councilman Lewis' attempts to garner publicity. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
5GB251A bunch of pigs - Atlanta city council - sharing free tickets to all south side amphitheater events. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
5GB252Atlanta city council declares Atlanta a sovereign state and an open city for aliens. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
5GB253Marvin Arrington caught with his hand in the parkway deal cookie jar, cries racist. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB254From the front the city council is clean. In the back pocket is a deal. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
5GB255Two city councilmen stained. They whitewash each other. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB256Councilman James Howard gets money in his left hand while his right hand rests on a book of zoning codes. Right hand doesn't know what the left is doing. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB257Atlanta city council wearing crowns refuses to discuss accountability for travel expenses. They're too busy ruling. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB258Manual Maloof weaving "The Boss" button and wielding stick with a nail in it. Says to Levetan "no more Mr. Nice guy!" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB259Parkway Busters at the plate. Umpire calls strike three but the Buster refuses to leave until the city council gives a second opinion. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB260The Atlanta city council readies to shoot down the next white applicant for building underground Atlanta. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB261Atlanta city council runs from financial disclosure as 1985 tells 1986 "Maybe you can catch him." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
5GB262Atlanta city council full disclosure - a strip tease when all the clothes are gone, the personification of the council holds up a sign saying this part is confidential. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB263Atlanta City Council slices off their noses - their rejection of technology park/Atlanta site. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB264The Atlanta city council off on another junket low profile. They wear bags on their heads. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB265Michael Lomax and Maynard Jackson fight via Proxeys - Joyner and McKinney. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
5GB266People pass out from the smell of mayor Jackson's "Justice center contract for the mayor's pals" Jackson only smells success. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
5GB267Mayor Jackson hands out a contract to one his pals. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
5GB268A little boy asks Andrew Young flattering questions and then asks if he is "super liberal." Young is incensed (he was at the time attempting to portray himself as more toward the middle of the road) and asks if the kid is a "closet racist." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
5GB269A dinner of politicians - all pigs discuss sale of Hartsfield to the Japanese. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
5GB270Mayor Young is surrounded by Drug Abusing city employees. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
5GB271Hosea Williams, as a dog, chews on Andrew Young's leg over the review board bone. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
5GB272Andy Young, in Superman costume, lands amongst police. They "must have disturbed on of his pals." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
5GB273Mayor Andy Young spends money and goes broke. Governor Harris pinches pennies and is solvent. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
5GB274Young and city councilman baton fight at the symphony - City Projects. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
5GB275Andy Young makes racially balanced changes in Atlanta Police force. They end up with a half black and half white man. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
5GB276Andy Young dusts off Atlanta's old ramshackle taxes for the Democratic National Convention. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
5GB277Andy Young and others demolish the police promotion system but a judge says they have to put it back together. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
5GB278Andrew Young's critics are getting on his nerves. He climbs a ladder into his chair and pronounces them arrogant little rascals. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
5GB279Andy Young knocks Maestro Shaw off the podium at the Atlanta Symphony and Institutes racial quotas in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
5GB280About to knock down a privy the bulldozer is stopped by conservationists who say Jeff Davis stopped there. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
5GB281Jesse Jackson and Andy Young want to do away with primary election runoffs because they are unfair to believers in minority rule. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
5GB282Mayor Andrew Young's underground bonding plan crashes. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB283Mayor Young cancels his coronation to maintain fiscal responsibility. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
5GB284Andy Young and Lewis Sarrakhan are talking as Surrakhan slings anti-Semitic slime. Young says Sarrakhan is a player in the mainstream of black ideas. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
5GB285Andrew Young rejects police exam scores because the winners were white. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
5GB286Andrew Young greets some Cubans in Angola. He comes bearing salutations from Stoney Cooks, a mutual friend. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
5GB287Chief Hammer floats in his swimming pool. His penalty for abuse of power is to spend 11 weeks of full pay off work. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
5GB288Councilman Fowlkes sitting like a ventriloquist's dummy on the knee of Dobbs Paschel. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
5GB289A pig represents MARTA's Union. He doesn't care that their wage demands would run fares up over a dollar. Does he care? - He says, "Let them eat cake." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
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6GB290Hartsfield Airport Security men caught with their pants down attack the messenger - the T.V. man who records the story. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
6GB291King Dr. Harris is fired by crowned Atlanta School board for over stepping his position. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
6GB292Atlanta Zoo is threatened by religious nuts that if they serve alcohol while the naked animals cavort then they'll shut down the zoo. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
6GB293"Light up Atlanta" Two panels, one: 1864 and one: 1986, 1980s
6GB294A man in a bar watches Atlanta Falcons football game complaining all the while about how awful they are. When they win he hollars, "Super Bowl here we come." Bartender says, "Typical sports writer." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB295A talk show host fulminates and slings mud as the station denies responsibility for his views. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
6GB296King Rankin Smith, owner of the Atlanta Falcons threatens Emperor Tom Murphy that Murphy must help build Smith's team a stadium or Smith's kingdom will move. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
6GB297Atlanta's License Review Board crawls up out of their sewer after their latest vote. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
6GB298Taxi Company king says to Headsman (marked Atlanta) there will be a 50 dollar minimum fare for Limo Company customers. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB299The Smith family owners of Atlanta Falcons hold down a coach and make him sign a contract to coach the falcons. They've finally "found a new coach for their falcons." This happened after several big name coaches turned down the parition. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
6GB300A vulture - in lawyers clothing - talks to man who hurt his thumb on a Marta bus. They are both happy, because they plan to sue the city. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB301James Webb is sworn into office in a law enforcement position and told to "Go get 'em Jim Boy!" When Webb cracks down on roulette at the High Museum (probably a charity event) the person who encouraged him screams, "Help... A zealot is loose!" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
6GB302"Sale of ATLANTA" Charlie Davis is selling Atlanta. Since putting city hall up for sale he thinks he's James Watt. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
6GB303A car drives along a road. The view is totally obscured by bill boards. Ted Turner's visage is prominently displayed. The driver says, "There's more to Atlanta than a bunch of tall buildings." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
6GB304A man in a broken-down taxi tries to communicate with the driver who speaks no English. The driver does know enough to say what the bill is. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
6GB305A healthy vibrant man runs to catch an Atlanta taxi. After the ride in the broken-down, ramshackle taxi he gets out shaken and enervated. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB306President Daniel Ortega leads the S.C.L.C. by the nose. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
6GB307A pair of eyes and the eyes' owners discuss breaking out of what must be jail. In the last panel you see the eyes belong to two alligators and they're breaking out of the Atlanta zoo. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
6GB308The Arts festival board warns Atlanta they can take their festival elsewhere. They hold ludicrous paintings and demented statues. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
6GB309A priest talks to an elephant. He wishes there was a more humane way than being sent to the Atlanta zoo. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
6GB310A blackman Jabari Simama holds baton and conducts a radio labeled WABE. This concerns the contention by some that public radio should have a multicultural format and not play just European "classical" music. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1980s
6GB311Cave people ride a dinosaur. They are attacking construction workers. They are preservationists nuts. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB312Rankin Smith, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, sits in a crashed plane. He says all he needs is a new pilot. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
6GB313Speaker for Southern Baptist convention asks that people only give up a dangerous weapon. He holds the top of a man's head on a platter. The man with no top to his head has a lobotomized smile on his face. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988
6GB314"Falwell and his flock" A blinded Falwell amidst a flock of sheep. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
6GB315A large man - a football player - complains about "commies" who don't keep their promises. He then gets up and says he wants to see his agent and renegotiate his contract. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
6GB316OPEC dressed as mafia man. He reminds reader of oil glut and says there's "no more glut - no more cheap oil. No more Mr. Nice guy!" Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB317In a Soviet court Nicholas Daniloff stands handcuffed into a picture frame - He is framed - as he is accused for espionage. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB318Ed Meese speaks to the reader about drugs and the new approach to combating drug use. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB319The Atlanta School Board takes the superintendent over its knee. "Gosh, Dr. Harris, I didn't know superintendents misbehave." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1989
6GB320People run from plant Vogal but it's not about to blow up, rather they're running from the "smell" of the audit report. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
6GB321First Panel: Falcons fake kick play, lines are going everywhere. Second Panel: Gas Emission testing - auto tag plan. It's just as chaotic as the first panel. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
6GB322Two Blackmen talk about John Lewis and Julian Bond and how they helped to give blacks the ability to vote. But neither voted in the last election. They turn to the sports page in the paper. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB323At a slave auction developers bid for the fair lady - Cobb county land. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
6GB324A doctor hits a man marked Cobb on knee with hammer marked MARTA. The man hollars "road tax." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1982
6GB325Various sketches of Speaker Tom Murphy, 1980s
6GB326Four men - politicians - surround a woman labeled "Heart of Atlanta Plan." They want to show her their etchings. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
6GB327Rankin Smith speaks to a Loan Officer who is incredulous that Smith wants a domed stadium for his little tiny football team (as pictured). Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB328Cobb County and Gwinnett County talk and decide they'd rather be dead than use Marta to solve their traffic problems. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983
6GB329King Michael Lomax sits counting his campaign money. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB330King Andrew Young dismisses the police' desire for a raise with "Let them eat bread crumbs." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB331Council President Arrington on a throne surrounded by "aides." "Thanks to the new budget, he has enough aides...for the moment. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB332Atlanta city council - in track and field dress - establishes a new olympic record for tossing the taxpayer. This involves a 16% city pay raise. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
6GB333Mayor Maynard Jackson reads to a child from Tales from Maynard. Atlanta free from crime and with winning football and baseball teams lived happily ever after. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
6GB334Admiral Joe Frank Harris and a sailor stand hip deep in water which is rising. The sailor says the public education system is in bad shape. Harris says he'll appoint a commission to report back in two years. But by the end they are underwater. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
6GB335Things that operate at night: A mole, a bat, an owl, a cat burglar, a Georgia legislator, an Atlanta city councilman, a license review board member, and a state personnel board member. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
6GB336The University of Georgia takes a bulldog, which represents sports, out to walk. Soon the dog grows and metamorphoses into a pig, and ends up dragging U.G.A. along behind it. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB337As a witch - who represents various pressure groups - tries to set fire to some books, a girl runs up with water and douses the witch causing her to melt away. The girl represents the Gwinnett County School Board. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB338The millionaire baseball players pass it on to the agents who pass it on to the team owner who passes it on to the fan who when he tries to pass it on discovers that no one is there and he has to foot the bill for the salaries of athletes. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
6GB339At the pension window three pigs wait for large pay cuts. The lead pig is George Busbee, ex-governor. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
6GB340U.G.A. athletes have to pass a higher test to play. Coach and Athletic Director Vince Dooley makes the athletes jump through a hoop. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB341Ted Turner as a baseball pitcher tries to take over CBS using his "junkpitch." CBS beats him into submission. (on display panel) Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1985
6GB342Santa Clause speaks to reporter and says that "outside of turbulence over Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, South Africa, Angola, and Lebanon, I expect a smooth ride." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986
6GB343A teacher who represents the teachers union tells the class to repeat after me: (on the board is written) "FYRING TEACHERS WHO FAILED THE TEST IS UNFARE." (Sic) The test is designed to maintain minimum standards among teachers. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
6GB344Two sculptors work on a statue of Tom Murphy and Zell Miller butting heads and tell Senator Talmadge - in overcoat with hand held out for money - He'll have to wait. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1987
6GB345Lt. Governor Zell Miller and speaker of the Georgia House Tom Murphey known to always disagree on one thing. That it's ok to have their relatives work in the state Labor Department. "After all it's OUR Labor Department." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
6GB346Speaker Tom Murphey and State Senator Culver Kidd give instructions as how to greet New Session Republicans. They are speaking to a collection of Hell's Angels types and other thugs holding weapons. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
6GB347A man speaks and says we must balance the budget, improve education, etc. He finally sits down exhausted and says, "It's hard to get ready for the opening of the State Legislature." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1983-84
6GB348Scene: A desolate pockmarked landscape devoid of flora and fauna. Question: This is...(A) The moon (B) Strip mining in Ohio (C) Beirut (D) Georgia secondary roads after The Murphy Heavy-Truck Bill is passed. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984
6GB349Congress prays to a golden cow "Military Bases" and tries to stop Defense Secretary Cheney from "goring our sacred ox." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1990
6GB350C.N.N. reporter Peter Arnett speaks to Saddam Hussein who "threatens to bring down the sky." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1991
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7GB351A donkey kicks an elephant out of the scene demonstrating a Democrat victory over the Republicans - Entitled "Election End Result." Atlanta Journal, 1990
7GB352Public Officials ride off into the sunset with a mule train carrying the Georgia State Pensions and possible reform with them. Atlanta Journal, 1990
7GB353Gov. Zell Miller boots out that "other" Zell Miller saying, "Actually, Segregationist Zell never existed, but if he did, I've rid myself of him." Atlanta Journal, 1990
7GB354A television news cast being bombarded with mud yells, "Will someone tell the Lieutenant Governor the debate's over. He can stop now." Atlanta Journal, 1990
7GB355The King of Hartsfield Airport - Delta - sits on his thrown, fingers poised on a cash register waiting for businessmen and travelers to pay homage and then buy a ticket. His flunky says, "You man now purchase a ticket from the Ruler of 69 Hartsfield International Airport Gates." Atlanta Journal, 1991
7GB356After GA Tech and Colorado tied as National Champions, the AP panel of Grim Reapers rank GA Tech 2nd and tell a team member, "Sorry, son, but you'll have to do better than just go undefeated." Atlanta Journal, 1991
7GB357Fulton County Manager Brownlee positioned to be guillotined, with Fulton County Commissioner Lomax watching is told, "Good news, Brownlee... Czar Lomax has given you a short reprieve as Fulton County Manager." Atlanta Journal, 1990
7GB358Relaxing in rockers and smoking pipes, Andrew Young, who seeks the democrat gubernatorial nomination says to Tom Murphy, "Y'sir, Mr. Speaker, we good old boys have to stick together." Atlanta Journal, 1990
7GB359The 1996 Olympic Games Committee announces a tie between City Councilman Arrington and Mayor Maynard Jackson, both posing on a platform, draped in a medal that says nepotism. Entitled "Co-Champs!" Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB360The Georgia Legislature, portrayed as a drunken bum, ignores ethics issues advocated by a band playing horns and a tambourine. Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB361Fulton County Commissioner, Michael Lomax puts on a song and dance act, but is recalled from the stage by a long handled cane. Atlanta Journal, 1991
7GB362The Atlanta Brave's mascot stands astride a scalped L.A. Dodger -- Braves win the National League West Pennant. Atlanta Journal, 1991
7GB363Mayor Maynard Jackson, holding an empty birdcage -- Eastern's Hanger at Hartsfield Airport -- says, "Two birds in the bush are worth more than one bird in the hand," while City Councilman Arrington digs through a bush and a bird -- Delta -- flies away taking with it the 1,000 jobs it would have provided if allowed to buy Eastern's Hanger. Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB364House Speaker, Tom Murphy, sits crowned atop a thrown feeding his "pig" with his slush fund while being told, "Your Highness, the Attorney General is hatching a plot to undermine your treasury." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB365A partying elephant sporting a lampshade had and champagne glass dances on top of a reclining donkey who is seeking help from a psychologist who says, "Your nightmare is well founded. There is another party in Georgia." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB366Two panel football scenario. One: The Atlanta School Board player says, "Step Aside!" to the Laidlaw Transit player while a taxpayer player holds a football -- the bus strike. Two: The Transit player gawks as the School Board kicks the bus strike, falls backward and sends the taxpayer and his clothes flying. Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB367Agriculture Commissioner Irvin campaigns on horseback, accepting money bags from the "regulated" firms, and says, "I'm just collecting tribute for the great job I do as regulator." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB368House Speaker, Tom Murphy, stands at attention with a Ku Klux Klan member, while holding the fifties version of the Georgia flag. Opposite him, a group poses in the Iwo Jima memorial position, holding the flag voted on after the Civil War, and yells, "Hey, Murphy, the war's over!" Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB369House Speaker, Tom Murphy, tries to escape with his pig -- his secret slush fund -- but is halted by Bowers who says, "My ruling... Tom, Tom, the piper Murphy's son, stole a pig and away he run." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB370Three men examine a creature under a microscope and state, "Either we've discovered the most active spermatozoon or it's the Atlanta Olympic mascot." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB371House Speaker, Tom Murphy, sits naked except for a crown, astride a donkey -- the Georgia House of Representatives. The donkey says, "For starters, Emperor Murphy, you have no clothes." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB372Two Panels: One: A man pays homage to a grinning "Boss Tweed," who holds a cigar in one hand and the Graft Fund Pork in the other. Two: A man pays homage to House Speaker, Tom Murphy, who is sitting crowned with a cigar in one hand and the Slush Fund Pork in the other. Entitled "King Murphey" Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB373Two men representing the Atlanta Pension Board, one with a clothesline clip on his nose and the other holding a large bag of $42,266 per year in airport pensions, say, "You say Mr. Jackson's pension reeks? We don't detect any odors." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB374Ira Jackson walks by two policemen with the airport pension cookie jar stuck to one hand and the airport income jar attached to the other. The police comment, "says his name is Ira Jackson and his hands are legitimately stuck in the cookie jars." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB375A self-righteous looking man -- the GA Legislature -- holds a halo -- the ethics bill -- over his head with one hand and a smoking gun in his other. A child lies dead beside a gun safety sign. In the background, Gov. Zell Miller rejoices while Representative Brooks stomps on GA map used for redistricting. Entitled "Sine Die" Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB376A baseball analogy: The Georgia Pension system pitches a ball -- money -- to the batter -- involuntary separation. Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB377Three grinning pigs dressed in suits and representing city officials, stride forward with money bags of Atlanta's Olympic business. The caption reads, "...and these little piggies laughed Ha, Ha, Ha, all the way to the bank." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB378Four men with gas masks and one man dead, hold a cage with a dead bird -- conflict interest probe. Councilman Ira Jackson walks up holding a loan and asks, "Odor? Odor? What Odor?" Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB379Councilman Ira Jackson holding a loan and Mayor Maynard Jackson holding the Dobbs Paschal Contract watch a skunk run by with a clothes pin on its nose. Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB380Three Legislators looking scruffy in their suits step over a dead woman representing Georgia, who had been holding signs that say, "Ethics" and "Campaign spending reform." The legislators grin and say, "we'll plead self-defense." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB381A NRA member weighed down by machine guns holds up the Gun Lockup Law and yells to a kid who is holding a smoking machine gun over a dead kid, "It's dumb kids like you that are responsible for another hardship on us sportsmen." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB382Three state legislators drop their briefcases and grab a woman -- ethics -- and maul her as House Speaker, Tom Murphy, looks on and says, "Boys will be boys." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB383The GA redistricting committee are sitting inside a car with three new legislators riding on the roof. The driver says to an officer of the justice department who rides up on a motorcycle, "Y'mean, we incumbents have to redesign this model so we can seat them inside." Atlanta Journal, 1992
7GB384Two men run to hug, one says, "Welcome to Atlanta Rev. Farakan." (Sketch), circa 1992
7GB385Congress runs out of the Capitol holding their noses and two policemen say, "Looks like Congress has struck a new budget deal." (sketch), circa 1992