All videos by Dale Matthews are on the non-commercial site BadCounty com Note: This video starts with the front page of the March 2020 issue of the local newspaper First Friday and turns to the monthly editorial cartoon called My Cat Jack. My local First Friday newspaper has been publishing since 2006 and, as its name implies, you can find it at magazine shops, coffee shops, and 7-11 every month. Its also posted for you at BadCounty.com. People really seem to love my cat Jack, who has his own commentary. This month... My Cat Jack Says: How do we stop things in Josephine County govt that are illegal or just plain wrong? Well, we have an election coming up for Commissioner. Theres a whole spectrum of choices. Go waaay over the rainbow to find Mark Gatlin on the deep DARK, RED end. By comparison, hell make Cherryl Walker look like as innocent as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, with Keith Heck as her little dog Toto. Arf! In the YELLOW part of the spectrum is Simon Hare. Too cowardly to stand up to the Wicked Witch, more often than not, hes one of the flying monkeys! Theres Mark Seligman, the GREEN marijuana guy. He would actually slow down the bad guys. On the TRUE BLUE side is Sandi Cassanelli. Tanned, rest-ed, & ready, she may be just the wizard we need. To read the rest of the March issue of First Friday, go to BadCounty.com. There youll find news stories from The Iron Boot series: If You Criticize Local Govt, You Are Automati- cally Guilty of Slander, Walker May Allow Citizens to Talk About Govt Officials In A Positive Manner, and If Govt Ig- nores You the First Time, You Can Never Bring Up That Sub- ject Again. The peoples newspaper is a double issue this month, so you will also find: As Audience Sits Waiting, Board Whispers in Quorum & Then Takes a Secret Vote. Finally, there is an entire page dedicated to the text of the Oregon Open Public Meetings Law. Share this with your elected officials. We have. They just laugh. By the way, thats no exaggeration. We DID hand it to every member of the Board. And they just laughed. Why isnt THAT story in the not-so-daily Courier? See also: First Friday Newspaper Mar 07 2020 http://badcounty.com/First%20Friday%202020-03-07%20(Interactive).pdf or: Go to the BadCounty website and click on the First Friday icon . .
My Cat Jack: The Wizard of Odds