Rob Tornoe

Rob Tornoe is a local cartoonist and columnist, and can be seen in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, The News Journal, and the Dover Post chain of newspapers. He's also a contributor to Media Matters and WHYY. Web site: RobTornoe.com Twitter: @RobTornoe

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Delaware’s Bloomdoggle

Filed in Delaware by on March 24, 2014 4 Comments

Bloom energy Delaware surchargeIt seems more and more Markell’s economic policy is to lean on the little guy, instead of counting on the so-called job creators and captains of industry to do anything other than count their well-stacked piles of money.

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Forget the Sixers, watch the Blue Hens

Filed in Delaware by on March 11, 2014 2 Comments

Delaware Blue Hens NCAA tournamentI think I’ll just watch a replay of the Blue Hens victory instead of the next Sixers game. Thrilling always trumps tanking.

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Get off my lawn, snow!

Filed in Delaware by on February 14, 2014 0 Comments

Delaware-Snow-stormIs it really my job as a cartoonist to remind folks they should be miserable about all this snow?

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Delaware Addicted to Gambling Revenues

Filed in Delaware by on February 11, 2014 21 Comments

Delaware-Gambling-revenue-casinosLast year’s revenue was about $435 million, the smallest in 13 years. Worse, it’s down nearly 20% from 2012’s total with Dover Downs barely eeking out a $13,000 profit.

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Moderate Republicans – The Delaware Way

Filed in Delaware by on November 15, 2013 8 Comments

Chris Christie Christine O'Donnell tea Party

According to beltway logic, the GOP went through its “Christine O’Donnell can win an election” phase and realized that all the talk about masturbation, rape and reverse-racism towards whites wasn’t pushing the party forward.

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Delaware still struggling to leave the recession behind

Filed in Delaware by on September 20, 2013 2 Comments

Delaware housing Moodys recession

According to a report by the Data firm CoreLogic, Delaware was the only state in the month of July where home prices declined, compared to the previous year. The ONLY state.

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How Rockwood Mansion will cost you money, thanks to Tom Gordon

Filed in Delaware by on September 12, 2013 25 Comments

Tom Gordon Rockwood Mansion NCCo

We don’t normally get generous offers to fix country property like we have with Rockwood Mansion, so for Tom Gordon and his goons to fight it because of some perceived threat to organized labor is beyond ridiculous.

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Planned Parenthood owes more to Delaware’s women

Filed in Delaware by on August 5, 2013 5 Comments

Planned Parenthood abortion Delaware

I am proudly pro-choice, and I agree with former President Bill Clinton, who said abortions should be safe, legal and rare. That’s why what’s been happening at Planned Parenthood of Delaware over the last couple of months is so unsettling.

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Gambling on Delaware’s casinos

Filed in Delaware by on July 15, 2013 0 Comments

Delaware casinos Jack Markell bailout

Markell is in a tough spot when it comes to the casinos. But does it justify a million-dollar bailout that amounts to a small band-aid on a gushing wound?

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All my marriage equality cartoons

Filed in Delaware by on July 2, 2013 0 Comments

gay marriage marriage equality delaware

Well, the sun rose today outside my tiny house in Bear, so I guess that means gay marriage wasn’t as big a deal as all the haters made it out to be. It’s been a long road to get to this moment, and a trail of my gay marriage cartoons tells the tale.

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Common-sense gun control laws? Not for Delaware

Filed in Delaware by on June 28, 2013 6 Comments

Gun control Delaware mentally ill

Only in America, where 32 individuals are killed every day by guns, can we have leaders unable to muster even the loosest new legislation to combat the growing trends of gun violence.

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Paula Deen, voting rights and the ‘New South’

Filed in National by on June 26, 2013 4 Comments

Paula Deen John Roberts Supreme Court Voting Rights Act

People have changed. That seems to be the imputes behind a divided Supreme Court’s decision to gut the Voting Rights Act. Some needs to introduce them to Paula Deen.

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Goombahs and goodbyes – R.I.P. James Gandolfini

Filed in National by on June 20, 2013 0 Comments

James Gandolfini Tony Soprano RIP

I was shocked to hear the news that James Gandolfini, best known for his role as North Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack while on holiday in Rome.

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Everyone in Delaware loves roads, until they have to pay for them

Filed in Delaware by on June 19, 2013 4 Comments

Jack Markell gas tax roads

Here’s a fun game. Find someone wearing one of those yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” t-shirts and start complaining about the quality of Delaware’s roads. I’m sure you’ll hear a mouthful about potholes, uneven payment and complaints about traffic.

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Costly special election shows Chris Christie is no fiscal conservative

Filed in National by on June 6, 2013 3 Comments
Costly special election shows Chris Christie is no fiscal conservative

And the Academy Award for best actor in a leading performance goes to… Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey. Still think Christie is that refreshing, say-what’s-on-his-mind politician? Just re-watch Christie’s press conference announcing a special election to fill the seat of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg to see a modern day Wizard of Oz, revealed […]

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Can someone explain to me the allure of NASCAR?

Filed in Delaware, Sports by on May 31, 2013 14 Comments
Can someone explain to me the allure of NASCAR?

If you’re planning on heading south this weekend through Delaware, you might want to adjust your plans. You see, NASCAR is in Dover through Sunday, which means your scenic drive to the beach might be interrupted by gas-guzzling RVs making their way to the races. NASCAR remains a huge economic engine for Kent County. An […]

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Boston Marathon Bombing

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 16, 2013 6 Comments

Boston Marathon bombing

Does it really take a horrific bombing that claimed the lives of three people, including an eight-year-old boy, for our politicians to set aside petty difference and work together?

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Fiskered Out

Filed in Delaware by on March 22, 2013 7 Comments
Fiskered Out

Will Fisker ever build a single car in Delaware? If I were a betting man, I’d put my money into the Powerball before I plunked down speculative dollars on the Fisker Atlantic.

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Climate change is real, and it’s causing Delaware to sink

Filed in Delaware by on February 27, 2013 39 Comments
Climate change is real, and it’s causing Delaware to sink

Sen. James Imhoff (R-OK) is noted for suggesting that climate change is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. He’s also the ranking minority member on the Senate’s Environment and Public Works committee.

Wonder why nothing ever gets done about climate change?

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Mike Protack Hates Mental Pedestrians, and Other Troll Comments

Filed in National by on February 26, 2013 20 Comments
Mike Protack Hates Mental Pedestrians, and Other Troll Comments

If I understand Mike Protack correctly, he thinks the push for acceptance of gay rights is a liberal agenda, promoted by mental midgets who hate America and love anal and oral sex, or something:

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The Daily Homophobe, Mike Protack Edition

Filed in National by on February 18, 2013 30 Comments
The Daily Homophobe, Mike Protack Edition

Mike Protack really, really doesn’t want anal or oral sex to be a part of the Boy Scouts.

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Happy New Year Delaware!

Filed in Delaware by on December 31, 2012 2 Comments
Happy New Year Delaware!

When it comes to the end of the year, I’ve always preferred to look ahead, and with Governor Markell saying he expects Delaware to take up marriage equality, 2013 is already looking bright and promising.

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Giving Thanks for Delaware’s Politicans

Filed in Delaware, National by on November 21, 2012 6 Comments
Giving Thanks for Delaware’s Politicans

People are thankful for many different things by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. Some are thankful for their health. Others are happy they have close friends and a loving family. I’m thankful for politicians.

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Why “The Papa” is a Grade-A Dirtbag

Filed in National by on November 12, 2012 25 Comments
Why “The Papa” is a Grade-A Dirtbag

Better pizza. Better ingredients. Buy local.

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Uninspiring GOP candidates drive the party into statewide obscurity

Filed in Delaware, National by on November 7, 2012 20 Comments
Uninspiring GOP candidates drive the party into statewide obscurity

State GOP chairman John Sigler said, “We have a lot of work to do but we’ve accomplished an awful lot.” What exactly did they accomplish, and how long before they win back the trust of big donors in the party still miffed about Christine O’Donnell?

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