Based on a true conversation I had at work! Names and likenesses have been changed. I don't know why I drew "Travis" to look like Tom Perez of the DNC, but that's how it panned out. Also, I don't know why that ambulance driver just keeps steadily getting fatter and fatter as the comic strip progresses.
People say that as a liberal, I have a duty to stay in a swing state. If I move to a blue state like Massachusetts, I'll just be contributing to assholes being elected to office despite the majority of the American public voting against them. "Stay in Florida!" they say, "You have to stay in Florida! We need more Democrats in Florida! You can't just keep migrating to the cities!"
But I want to move back to the blue states, the states where good people live. If you voted for Trump or just didn't vote because you weren't "inspired" by either candidate or Hillary being boring was just as large a sin as Trump's fascism.... you are not a good person. You are a bad person. I don't want to live around bad people. I'm done. So done. I'm done trying to feel sorry for the "disaffected white male" as the disaffected white males crow in my face over Trump's win, wave their slave flags, and accuse me of being a terrorist because I believe in man-made climate change, rational gun control, and the rights of all Americans, documented and undocumented, to live without fear.
I am so tired. I am done.
I am moving back to Massachusetts. It is a state full of good people. It is blue. It is indigo. It is rational. It is where I wish to move.
And in celebration of this fact, I have written a cartoon. It is sort of a graphic novel interpretation of MT Anderson's novel "Thirsty." An interpretation of the first few paragraphs, at any rate. I have couched it in a "Paramedic Adventures" cartoon because why not?
"Thirsty" is a very Massachusetts story.
What do you want to bet that a newspaper will be willing to publish this cartoon? I'd say one in a bajillion.
I have nothing really to say. I can only rant. So I have couched my rant in the form of a "Paramedic Adventures" cartoon in order to make it more palatable.
Next page, showing Saladin honoring the memory of the dead Israeli soldier who died protecting him from a bullet. Notice my copping-out on the Hebrew on the gravestones in the first panel.
Don't know why I adapted Max Brooks' story to comic book form. My mother didn't like it. Max Brooks didn't like it, or at least didn't respond when I sent him the comic book.
Still, I am thinking of starting another website called "Paramedic Adventures." It's stories about my life now as a paramedic. Here are a few samples.
And here Saladin lays a photo with some flowers at a Jewish grave. I rather like older Saladin in the first panel... makes a nice contrast to young-and-stupid Saladin in the flashback.
As any regular reader may have noticed (which is to say, NOBODY) I haven't updated this blog in months. The reason for this is that I've been absolutely crazy with work. Seriously, between Paramedic school, two jobs and the care of an autistic toddler I just have no free time. I can't even sleep.
It's odd when you're really busy... life seems a lot slower. It's the opposite of suddenly looking up and seeing that it's already August when you thought it was just May. Here it's having a shift with an ambulance company and feeling that it's been forever since you last had a shift even though it's only been a week. So many events have passed that events in the recent past seem like events in the distant past.
Because of this I'm just going to re-post an entry I wrote about Michelle Malkin.
The "O'Reilly" in that interview is Bill O'Reilly. So yes, Malkin is so bad that she makes BILL O'REILLY the good guy in an interview. Malkin's hatred towards children from other countries is boundless. Listen to some of the choice words she had to say about children who had risked death, sickness, rape, and violence across harsh desert landscapes just to escape cartel atrocities in Mexico.
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