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Take a peek over Jim Borgman's shoulder

Jim Borgman has been the Enquirer's editorial cartoonist since 1976. Borgman has won every major award in his field, including the 1991 Pulitzer Prize, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993, and most recently, the Adamson Award in 2005 as International Cartoonist of the Year. His award-winning daily comic strip Zits, co-created with Jerry Scott, chronicles the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his family and friends through the glories and challenges of the teenage years. Since debuting in July 1997, Zits has regularly finished #1 in reader comics polls across America and is syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Too Much Exposure


at 9/19/07, 11:15 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice drawing and the point is clear but you are off base. There are many services out there for people that need help, they just don't take the time to find them, preferring to go to emergency rooms than to neighborhood clinics for preventive care. People complain that we don't have enough coverage but there is a large segment of the population that simply refuses to help themselves. The focus shouldn't be on providing more assistance but in cleaning up the red tape so those that make the effort get help. I object to any large program that will simply make it easier for people to become more dependent on the government.

at 9/19/07, 11:54 AM Anonymous Dan said...

Yes, it is too much to ask for the hard working people who earn paychecks, make our country great, and take care of themselves and their families to pay for the lazy, underachieving, obese, cigarette smoking, alcoholic, couch potatoes who would benefit from such a program.

They would rather go an emergency room than take care of themselves to prevent the illness or injury.

They would rather spend the last twenty years of their life on oxygen rather than stop smoking cigarettes.

They would rather have a doctor perform a heart transplant than for them to exercise themselves.

When will people realize that there is no such thing as a free ride? Someone has to pay for everything, and that includes health care.

I also firmly believe that for those people who truly have medical needs, there are already means in place for them to get health care.

at 9/19/07, 11:58 AM Anonymous BorgFan said...

Haven't you done this drawing before???

at 9/19/07, 12:20 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush invented red tape, it's his speciality; the Bush administration belongs on the psyche ward! (maybe we should do a study first)

at 9/19/07, 1:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

everybody in america is fat

at 9/19/07, 1:55 PM Blogger Maniac said...

BorgFan, yes, he did but in a different context. It was about being searched before boarding an airplane, and the caption read something like: "I see your proctology exam came back clean, you can board the aircraft now."

at 9/19/07, 2:37 PM Blogger Jim Borgman said...

Actually, astute BorgFan, you're right. In the early '90s I did a similar drawing of a guy with his butt hanging out of a skimpy medical robe. I forget exactly how it went, but it was when the crisis in healthcare coverage was just coming onto the horizon.

at 9/19/07, 2:41 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim, I remember that one as well - something about health insurance never really covering your butt.

Amazing - I think I was in middle school or junior high when that cartoon came out, and it has still stuck with me. That should say something abouyt Jim's talent.

That being said, the analogy still holds.

at 9/19/07, 5:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

obviously it's not an issue one needs to hold their breath for; requires competency on the part of our leaders to solve

at 9/19/07, 5:46 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

in reply to the first few,
fdr had the foresight, wisdom, goodwill, and leadership to institue programs that affected our parents and grandparents generation; that being said, many of us wouldn't be here if it weren't for fdr's help to them and others

at 9/19/07, 5:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

as for your comment about acoholics, every country has them; and 50% of the kids in high school are alcoholics; probably the same amount of christians, too! (fat christians, too!)

at 9/19/07, 6:20 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

nothing wrong with taking a nip now and then to get through the bush admin, I always say! (actually, a labotomy would do, maybe 2 or 3)

at 9/21/07, 11:39 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new Dr. Seuss Book; instead of thing1 and thing2, it's addiction1 and addiction2

at 9/21/07, 11:40 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new Dr. Seuss Book; instead of thing1 and thing2, it's addiction1 and addiction2

at 9/23/07, 3:41 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the Chinese who put lead in paint and sell fake pills are insured, yet we aren't.

She even giggled her way through questions about whether the health care proposal she announced last week amounted to socialized medicine.

Deflecting criticism from her Republican and Democratic opponents, Clinton called it a "moral imperative" for the country to provide coverage for the estimated 47 million people without health insurance.

at 9/25/07, 11:11 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

living in Ohio is like living in a nursing home: old ideas that don't work; no solutions...

at 9/25/07, 11:12 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

what are the medical schools in Ohio teaching?

at 9/25/07, 12:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe Ohio should focus on feeding the rest of the world...

at 9/28/07, 4:46 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that a self portrait? JUST KIDDING! JAH

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