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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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Friday, February 22, 2008

Zoo Levy


at 2/23/08, 3:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their position is quite favorable
All eyes are on Jason Varitek and the Red Sox this season, and that's perfectly OK. The defending World Series champs shouldn't mind being the favorites. (Boston Globe, 12 a.m.)
today Kielty last to arrive in Fort Myers
Sox notebook Ramírez makes change to agent Boras
discuss Is this a big deal for the Red Sox?
gallery Photos from Friday's workout in Fort Myers

at 2/24/08, 1:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much did the Cincinnati Zoo pay for that color advertisement?

at 2/25/08, 1:20 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man...I love that drawing! That should be a poster.

at 2/25/08, 1:36 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote NO on the Zoo. No to more tax. We defeated the jail nuts, we can defeat this too. Tell the money men to stick it keep our money in our pocket, just say NO to the zoo, and YES to one more win for the little guy

at 2/25/08, 11:53 AM Blogger Philip Shade said...

I love the Cinicnnati Zoo. Whenever I go with my friends to the National Zoo (here in DC) I always walk around talking about how great my hometown zoo is in comparison.

In regards to your cartoon I still remember, as a kid, Barry Wakeman bringing animals to my schools to show off. I'll never forget how terrified of snakes my 5th grade teacher was.

Thanks for the memories.

at 2/25/08, 1:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1:36am - Are you being sarcastic, or are you really that cheap and refuse to pay taxes for anything? ($1.78 more each year to feed the animals, support an area landmark, and enlighten children for years to come...) I agree that the government wastes a lot of our tax money, but this is not what it's being wasted on.

at 2/25/08, 3:57 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can always turn on "Animal Planet" or read some animal books.

at 2/25/08, 5:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 3:57 - ahhh, yes... watching TV or reading a book gives you a great idea just how large (and sometimes smelly ;) ) an elephant is, how playful and boisterous the monkeys can be while flying between the trees, how powerful and intense the large cats are, or just how loud the roar of the white lion is. There is something about the experience of being in the presence of these magnificent animals that is completely different than watching them on TV.

To further your example: instead of going to a Reds or Bengals game... just watch them on TV (because it's just as exciting by yourself on your couch as it is in a stadium with thousands of people); instead of going to Kings Island, watch a show about amusement parks (because it's just as thrilling as actually riding the Beast).

C'mon now...

at 2/26/08, 12:56 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 5:53

I voted no for the stadiums and the jail and now the zoo. To much tax to much waste, I could care less about the Reds, Bengals and all the other animals. STOP TAKING MY MONEY! Your question if I am too cheep I think when they tryed to push the jail down our neck they said only 35 cents for 15 years NO MORE MONEY for Hamilton County to waste I don't care how feel good it is!

at 2/26/08, 9:57 AM Blogger JPL said...

Sometimes people forget that taxes aren't all bad. They pay for things that wouldn't normally be funded by ignorant and selfish individuals.

at 2/26/08, 11:40 AM Blogger Philip Shade said...

You can always turn on "Animal Planet" or read some animal books.

Reading a book, or watching TV doesn't help bring a species back from the edge of extinction.

The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the most successful breeding zoos in the world. It's the reason the zoo was given Komodo Dragons (which it successfully bred.

I would have never voted for the stadium. The zoo, on the other hand fills not just a local need for entertainment, but a world wide need for protection and preservation.

at 2/27/08, 12:58 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...


Tax is not bad when you agree. Fine I am selfish but I also see a PHD behind your name. I bet you are one of the million of Bush higher class that gets all the tax breaks when the rest of us have to pay. Oh I forget while you are in your 300K home you can preach because money here and there does not effect you. Well to the little guy every dime hurts.

at 2/27/08, 1:02 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh come on give the zoo some money do you not have a heart. What about Zoo babies everyone likes Zoo Babies?

at 2/27/08, 2:02 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the small price of $1.78 a year you can continue to have available in Cincinnati a world class zoo! To all you who are thinking voting no.....haven't you ever been to the zoo yourself, taken a grandchild to the zoo or wanted to spend a wonderful day in a truly unique place? Don't treat yourself to that pricy cup of coffee just once or don't get that second scoop of ice cream and before you know will have "paid" for your $1.78 to help the zoo!

at 2/27/08, 2:06 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm from Northern Kentucky and I would gladly pay $1.78 to keep the zoo going. Those who are objecting probably spend more than that a week in junk food. Lighten up! Seach under the sofa cushions, fish the change out of the change holder in the car or dip into the kids piggy banks...I know you can find the money somewhere!!

at 2/27/08, 2:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 12:58am - I can't speak for JPL, but I don't have PHD behind my name, and I definitely don't get any tax cuts from Bush. I also agree with you that quite often our taxes are not used efficiently. However, voting for the $1.78/yr increase for the zoo is more than worth it's value.

"Every dime hurts"? Seeing as you're posting in the early morning hours (when public computers like those at the library are closed), I'm guessing you have a computer at home. From my perspective, someone who owns their own computer will not have their bank broken by $1.78.

Lastly, maybe if you kicked that smoking or drinking habit, you'd have some extra "dimes" to work with (not only for taxes, but for yourself and your family). Or is this last statement making a ridiculous generalization? (i.e. anyone who supports the zoo lives in a 300K home...?)

at 2/27/08, 4:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much of our tax money is wasted on crap.
But if I knew the money was going directly to the zoo it would be cash I'd be willing to pay whole heartedly.
Granted I'd love to see other tax money shifted to the Zoo.... but it is a special place.

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