HARRISBURG PATRIOT-NEWS CARTOON: The Decline and Fall of Great Powers

This cartoon is for The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Experts say there’s absolutely no way anyone can scrape up the $1 billion it would cost to fix the endemic congestion of traffic on Interstate 83 outside Harrisburg. Yet there’s always money for wars.

The Decline and Fall of Great Empires


  • alex_the_tired
    August 17, 2013 5:47 AM


    You really should make some of these panels available on coffee mugs. I’d love a coffee mug with panel 3.

    • Alex, I will take it under advisement. I definitely need to do some more merchandising. Unfortunately, the sales are often way too low – at least for me – to justify printing a lot of stuff.

  • aaronwilliams135
    August 17, 2013 10:23 AM

    Good cartoon. Good point.

    The other big area where there is no limit to how much we are willing to borrow, is Law Enforcement and Corrections.

    We don’t have a dime to give a poor kid for anything, but if he so much as looks at a cop, fuggedaboutit, we’ll borrow 40K a year to lock his ass up.

  • alex_the_tired
    August 18, 2013 11:41 AM

    I think some places online profit a one-at-a-time printing.

  • alex_the_tired – why don’t you simply download the image, take it to a place that makes custom T-shirts, caps and mugs and have it done yourself? Why ask Ted to do this for you? Oh, that’s right, you’re simply too tired to make the effort yourself…