Yes — anyone can run for office on the local level. And once you’ve achieved a certain amount of name recognition on the local level, you can run at higher levels. The parties’ central committees have a certain amount of sway with regard to whom runs, but especially at the local level, they certainly don’t control the situation.
Yes, just not in office at state level or higher. To get there, you have to pander to the lowest common denominator, so the Republicans who actually have backbone and values, ethics and morals, get stopped at the local level, where they can win because people know them and know what they stand for. Above the local level, only the worst thrive, while the best barely survive.
You clearly haven’t met Lupin, nor seen the debris left in his wake…
Here’s a family favorite, made by my dad for the first time the day my youngest brother and mom came home from the hospital. Many happy memories with this one!
2. Cups of macaroni
1. Lb of ground beef
1. Can of (Cambell’s) tomato soup
1. Can of cream of mushroom soup
1. Medium green pepper, diced
2. Cups of Colby cheese, cubed
1. Can (3 ounces) of French fried onions
Preheat the oven to 325F.
Cook and drain the macaroni.
Brown the ground beef and drain
Add soups, green pepper, macaroni, most of the cheese (or cube more for later), and one half of the onions.
Place in a greased 2 quart casserole.
Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle with the remaining onions and cheese and bake 5 minutes longer.
Makes 6 (good sized) servings.
Not as happy as I am that you’re still writing it :-) I can’t imagine any other art I’d still be hoping for enough to keep checking back — thank you for not forsaking us! :-D
I’m glad I never stopped checking in! So glad you’re back!!!
Was this ever a “comedy cartoon”?
I’m feeling the art is maybe a little Uderzo-ish in the first panel :-)
It does look like the goo is oozing out from the raised paver…