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Tom's articles, cartoons and more
from the archives
 
Martin Luther King
  (memorial image)  
MLK
August 2017
 
Our Indigestible Sun

  (slide show of eclipse)  
Our Indigestible Sun
last updated September 2017
 
Climate Change
Graphed

  (graph + commentary)  
Climate Change Graphed
last updated August 2017
 
Poems About My
Favorite Creatures

  (book)  
Poetry Book
May 2017
 
Russian National Ballet
Sleeping Beauty

  (commemorative image)  
Sleeping Beauty
March 2017
 
Of Science
and Marches

  (article)  
Bomb Blast
last updated March 2017
 
Climate Change
  (poster)  
Climate Change Poster
December 2016
 
We Should Have
Elected Bernie

  (image)  
Bernie
Earthday 2014
 
Plant a Tree For the Lorax

(video: Telling the Lorax story
and playing the Lorax game.)
Lorax Game
March 2016
 
Buffoons of the World,
Unite!

  (open letter to Donald Trump)  
January 2016
 
Cruz Missile With
Empty Warhead

  (cartoon)  
Cruz Missile
December 2015
 
Who IS On First
  (modernized comedy skit)  
November 2015
 
Of Empire, Terror
& Climate Change

  (article)  
Guernica
September 2015
 
Gender Identity

(cartoon, myth & discussion)
September 2015
 
Ahmed and
the Magic Clock

  (article)  
Ahmed and the Magic Clock
June 2015
 
The City of Rolla
Doing What It Does Best

  (cartoon)  
Flush Money Cartoon
May 2015
 
Robert Wesley Nash
  (In Memoriam)  
Robert Nash
March 2015
 
Mirthright

(cartoon)
Mirthright
February 2015
 
Keep the Internet Open
  (cartoon)  
Keep the Internet Open
January 2015
 
A Cartoonist Must Die

(article and cartoon)
Charlie Hebdo
December 2014
 
Torturers “R” Us

(article)
Torture USA
December 2014
 
The Climate Watchman

(article)
Evolution Timeline
November 2014
 
Extinction
  (poem)  
Extinction
August 2014
 
Thoughts on Fred Reed's
8 questions on Evolution


(article)
Evolution Timeline
July 2014
 
Brant Shockley for
Phelps County Prosecutor
  (cartoon)  
Shockley Cartoon
July 2014
 
Thoughts on Prop. A and Parks and Rec. Facilities

(article)
BP picnic
June 2014
 
"No Fly" infringes
right to "do process"
  (cartoon)  
No Fly
May 2014
 
The Iraqi Genocide and the
Veterans for Peace Iraq Water Project


(remarks at Vets for Peace memorial)
IWP good drinking water
March 2014
 
Why I Support Prop. A
Rolla's Parks and Rec. Tax

  (article)  
Martin Luther King Jr.
February 2014
 
Homage to
George Orwell
  (cartoon)  
Homage to George Orwell
January 2014
 
World's Greatest
Dinosaur Museum
  (cartoon)  
Dinosaur Museum
December 2013
 
Creation Science
Explains the Seasons
  (cartoon)  
Creation Science Explains the Seasons
December 2013
 
Nature Bats Last
  (cartoon)  
Nature Bats Last
December 2013
 
Thoughts on Evolution
and the Duckbill Platypus
  (cartoon and poems)  
Thoughts on Evolution and the Duckbill Platypus
July 2013
 
Float
Missouri's Rivers

  (cartoon)  
Float Missouri's Rivers
July 2013
 
George Zimmerman and Ezekiel Gilbert in a Bar
  (cartoon)  
Zimmerman and Gilbert in a Bar
July 2013
 
No somos colonias estadounidenses
  (cartoon)  
No somos colonias estadounidenses
July 2013
 
Teachers, Are My
Tests All Done?
  (article)  
Teacher
May 2013
 
Rollover Municipal Center gets new face — Donna Hawley's
  (a Rollover 'n' Retch exclusive)  
Donna D. Hawley Municipal Center
March 2013
 
On Islam, Gender
and Solidarity
  (article)  
On Islam Gender and Solidarity
December 2012
 
Forest Destruction
  (image)  
Forest Destruction
April & December 2012
 
Over the Edge
  (article & cartoon)  
Climate Cliff
November 2012
 
Global
Warming
  (posters)  
Wake Up To Global Warming    Stop Global Warming
November 2012
 
Trying to Make Sense
of the Election
  (article)  
Vote
October 2012
 
Elect Big Bird
  (cartoon)  
Elect Big Bird
September 2012
 
Bibi Drops a Bomb
  (cartoon)  
Netanyahu Drops A Bomb
January 2011 & August 2012
 
Julian Assange
  (cartoons)  
Wiki Leaks    Julian Assange's garden of Wikileeks
August 2012
 
Romney Scissorhands
  (article & cartoon)  
Mitt Romney Scissorhands
July 2012
 
Myriad Owns
Your Genes
  (cartoon)  
Myriad Owns Your Genes
May 2012
 
On Shakir Hamoodi's
3 Year Prison Sentence
  (remarks at Vets for Peace memorial)
Shakir Hamoodi

April 2012
 
Climate Change
  (posters)  

Climate Change Poster

March 2012
 
The High Cost of Higher Education
& the High Cost of Militarism
  (slide presentation)  

High Cost Education Militarism
February 2012
 
Against
No Child Left Behind
  (position paper)  

Against No Child Left Behind
January 2012
 
Nostradamus
Prophecy
  (cartoon)  

Nostradamus Prophecy

Open Letter to Lowe's December 2011
  Open letter to Lowe's on  
withdrawal of advertising
from All-American Muslim
  Read Jim Naureckas' commentary  

Whos For Peace
December 2011
Whos for Peace 
  (photoshopped image)  

Occupy This November 2011
Occupy This
(a pepper spray cartoon)

Occupy This October 2011
Palestine: Imagine Peace
(image)

September 2011
 
Obama v.
Gaddafi
  (cartoons)  

Against No Child Left Behind Against No Child Left Behind
Nostradamus Prophecy August 2011
 
Response to
Islam Bashing
  (Letter to Editor of the Rolla Daily News)  
July 2011
 
No Smoking Ordinance
Passes
  (a Rollover 'n' Retch exclusive)  

Against No Child Left Behind
Missouri S&T's Nuclear Forum March/April 2011
 
Missouri S&T's
Nuclear Forum
  (a Rollover 'n' Retch exclusive)  
Vote No April 2011 Municipal Election
 
Much to be Thankful for
 
Proposition A
(Centre/Park/Recreation Tax)
Defeated by 2 to 1 margin!

 
Read 3 letters to editor about Prop. A
No Nukes March 2011
 
Testimony against
Callaway II Nuclear Plant and
Construction Work In Progress

Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Blog  
Table comparing new energy sources  

 

February 26, 2011
 
Photos
Save the American Dream Rally
Jefferson City, Missouri
 
Click thumbnail to see slide show


Dishonest Reporting
on Save the American Dream Rally from
The Rolla Daily News
  Click thumbnail to see fullsize image  


February 6, 2011
 
Partial Birth Abortion
 (cartoon)
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image


January 26, 2011
 
LEAK THIS!
 (cartoon)
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image


January 17, 2011
 
Martin Luther King Day
T-shirt Image
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image


January 3, 2011
 
Terrorist Tornado Strikes
Fort Leonard Wood
 
(a Rollover 'n' Retch exclusive)
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image
and read commentary


December 2010
 
Tranportation Security Administration
Click thumbnails to see fullsize images
 

Bumper Stickers
and
T-shirt Images





Department of
Homeland Security's
Naked Power Grab
Cartoons


November 11, 2010
 
Happy Veterans Day,
Agent Orange Victims
 
Click thumbnails to see fullsize image and read about Agent Orange victims
 


November 2, 2010
 
Election Cartoons
 
Click thumbnails to
see fullsize image and
read about cartoons
 

Puppy Mills
 
Puppy Mills
  Vote for
Wanda the Witch

 
Vote for Wanda the Witch

November 2, 2010
 
Vote Vote  
 
Click thumbnail to see how women
fought for the Right to vote 90 years ago
 
 


October 3, 2010
 
Selective and Vindictive Prosecution
 
Click thumbnails to read letter to editor of the Rolla Daily News
 


September, 2010
 
No More Casinos
 
Click thumbnails to
see fullsize images
 


September, 2010
 
No More Nukes
 
Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty, Article VI
 
Click thumbnails to
see fullsize images
 


Summer 2010
 
Back to School Cartoons
 
Click thumbnails
to see
fullsize image
 

No Child's Left Behind
 
No Child's Left Behind
Test Congress, Not Schools
 
Test Congress Not Schools

 
July, 2010
RMU Cartoon Logo
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image
 


July, 2010
Missouri Public Service Commission approves
Donna Hawley's application
to intervene
  Rolla Board of Public Works President, James Stoffer, upset

Donna Hawley
James Stoffer

July, 2010
Rolla City Council Cartoon
 
City clerk, Carol Daniels, swears in Rolla's all white male mayor and council
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image and read about this cartoon


February 16, 2010
Slide Presentation:
 
Burnout Contests are a Health Hazard
to the residents of Rolla
 
Click thumbnail to see slide presentation
 
(A short version was presented at meeting of Rolla City Council)


February 20, 2010
Rolla City Recycle Cartoon
 
Councilman Jim Williams meets Rolla's $5,000 inflatable 7-foot tall recycling superhero
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image and
read about this cartoon


February 6, 2010
Hillary in Haiti Cartoon
 
Doctors Without Borders cargo plane carrying full hospital and staff blocked from landing in Haiti
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image and
read about this cartoon


January, 2010
Rolla City Council Cartoon
 
Jimmy Rat and the Rolla City Council censure Donna and the alley cats
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image and
read about this cartoon


Saturday, December 5, 2009
Christmas Peace Wish
from the Rolla Christmas Parade
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image


Saturday, December 19, 2009
A Tale of Tax Abatement: an EEZy Parable
 
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Testimony Before the Rolla City Council against the proposed
Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ)
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image
 
Download Fight the Blight T-shirt


Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Commentary on an Article by Dave Weinbaum

No Racism

Monday, October 19, 2009
Slide Presentation on
RENEWABLE ENERGY
and the feasibility of generating
ELECTRIC AND THERMAL POWER
from WASTEWATER
 
(Presented at meeting of Rolla City Council)

Portland Wastewate treatment Plant

Monday, October 5, 2009
Remarks Concerning Sewer Rates
and Anti-Environmentalism
 
(Presented at meeting of Rolla City Council)


September 2009
Two Cats of Kilkenny:
an illustrated nursery rhyme
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize image
 
Download Two Cats of Kilkenny T-shirt


July - September 2009
Donna in Blunderland:
13 Rolla City Council cartoons
 
Click thumbnail to see fullsize images
 
Download Donna in Blunderland T-shirts
 
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Clearing up misconceptions about
cartoon T-shirts and new cartoons


Friday, August 7, 2009
Sunshine Law, Secrecy, Accountability
and Open Government
 
(Response to Rolla City Council members Magdits and Spadoni)


Monday, August 3, 2009
Remarks Concerning Developers,
Churches and Substance Abuse
 
(presented at meeting of Rolla City Council and
appeared as Letter to Editor in the Rolla Daily News)


Monday, June 15, 2009
Comments on Resolution to Censure
Council Member Donna Hawley

 
(Presented at meeting of Rolla City Council)


Thursday, April 23, 2009
Of Taxation and Tea Parties


Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Testimony Before the Missouri State Senate
Against SB228 (Construction Work In Progress)


Thursday, May 1, 2008
Open Letter to Rolla
City Councilman Rick Morris


Friday, April 25, 2008
Open Letter to Rolla
City Councilman Lou Magdits



Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Open Letter to Dwayne Cartwright,
General Manager, Intercounty Electric Cooperative
 
(Re: Electric Power Issues)



Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Don't be manipulated into a war against Iran



Tuesday, February 26, 2008
What does Rolla need to grow economically?
 
(appeared in Rolla Daily News)



Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Columnist's potpourri: Tying up some loose ends
 
(appeared in Rolla Daily News)



Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Rolla should not become another Kirkwood
 
(an edited version appeared in the Rolla Daily News)



Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Rolla residents should be proud of their library
 
(appeared in the Rolla Daily News)



Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sager Endorses Ron Paul in Feb. 5 Primary
 
(appeared in the Rolla Daily News)



Tuesday, January 22, 2008
'War is Coming Home' to roost in our lives
 
(appeared in the Rolla Daily News)



Tuesday, January 15, 2008
What has happened to the election process?
 
(appeared in the Rolla Daily News)



Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center
sues to protect Taum Sauk

 
(appeared in the Rolla Daily News)



Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Of Walgreens and Highway 72
 
(appeared in the Rolla Daily News)



Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Rolla's Story of the Year: Buehler Park
 
(appeared in the Rolla Daily News)



Tuesday, December 18, 2007
'Christmas in the Trenches'
 
(appeared in the Rolla Daily News)



Tuesday, December 11, 2007
World leaders fiddle, while the Earth burns
 
(appeared in the Rolla Daily News)



Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Musings of a misfit mathematician:
Of straw dogs and veterans

 
(appeared in the Rolla Daily News)



Tuesday, April 22 (Earthday), 2007
Three Murderous Myths:
An Exploration of War and Empire

 
(34 page article on peace and justice)

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