RL does the cartoons for the Union Newspaper and as I have read his posts here and other places in the blogosphere, he does his best to be contrary to the two major philosophies of our country. He is truly a equal opportunity basher. I have my differences with him but for the most part, I applaud his talent for drawing cartoons (I can draw floorplans but not figures) and putting some funny captions in them. I know he hates it when he receives a compliment about his work, especially from conservatives, but he deserves one once in a while.
He never gets a compliment from the left though. He is usually slammed for being a paid cartoonist employed by our local paper (he is old and needs to make a living too!). The best example of a complainer from the left is local leftwingnut blogger Jeff Pelline. Himself a ex employee of the Union and as self important a person I have seen in our little county. As a recent arrival to Nevada County, Pelline has done his best to PO most of the locals. At least I just seem to PO the liberals, Pelline PO's everyone. Crabb sometimes makes fun of conservatives and sometimes liberals. His latest cartoon on tinfoil hats was almost neutral except for a little balloon stating "I love Rush". That kind of gave the bent of the cartoon away.
But hey, we have to laugh once in a while and I sure enjoy laughing more than moping or being depressed. Cartoons have always made me laugh (except during the raucous sixties) and I try to have an open mind for the intent of the cartoonist. We now have cartoonists who do their work on the liberals. That is quite a change from us hardly ever seeing a critical cartoon or parody of the senseless acts of dopey lefty's. So let us have more cartoons, a form of free speech, rather than less. I have come to grips long ago to personal attacks and after the local left did a play about me when I was younger, (a comedic play mocking my stand against government regulations), I usually just laugh. Crabb will undoubtedly get a ration of crap because I said something good, but that is the risk you take in a free speech world. Nothing personal. Oh, and I don't think he is a knucklehead.