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Drunken Race Fans?
Letter to the Editor, Highlands Today, 03/10/08
Short and sweet, the cartoon displaying a race driver and a team member in the pit discussing the high cost of gasoline and suggesting the 12 hours of Sebring race be cut to 3 hours is understandable and funny. But cartoonist, Gabe Clogston, also implying in words that everyone at the race is drunk and probably wouldn’t notice the time change anyway is not funny. I am surprised Highlands Today would allow Clogston the privilege of insulting the fans of this yearly event. You need a little tuning up yourself, Gabe. May I suggest that if a race fan can pronounce “Clogston” they are considered sober. I hope you take that as funny!
Carl Hoyt, Sebring
Crude and vulgar cartoon
Letter to the Editor, Highlands Today, 10/04/11
My dad taught me when one resorts to vulgar language, especially publicly, it is an indication that one is either ignorant or bent on being crude. I don’t need to call your cartoonist, Gabe Clogston, either ignorant or crude, for he has shown himself to be both. His choice of words in Sunday’s paper seems to indicate his junior-high mentality. He would feel right at home walking the halls of our high schools in today’s culture. Please edit this person’s work since many of your subscribers have youngsters in residence and their young minds will consider what is printed in the newspaper to be acceptable, while it is just gutter or bathroom language. While I do not know if this is a local cartoonist or not, your readers will easily assume Highlands Today thinks it’s cute. His parlance seems to be the norm today and that’s sad. Guess I may be considered a prude, but at least my dad would not be ashamed of me. Here’s a hooray for the fine English teachers in our county and a boo to the cartoonist; may he incorporate more maturity in his attempt at humor.
Bob Hjort, Lake Placid
Letter to the Editor, Highlands Today, 02/17/12
Not only was Sunday’s “Local Look” by Gabe Clogston, comparing the Eucharist to birth control pills, an affront to Catholics, but it also shows remarkably bad judgment by an editor who allowed it to be published.
What can we expect next? Perhaps the Jewish menorah being portrayed as the devil’s pitchfork?
James Freyler, Sebring
Letter to the Editor, Highlands Today, 07/09/12
We look forward to, and appreciate, the political cartoons by Gabe Clogston on Sunday mornings. Not only is Mr. Clogston very talented as far as his drawings go, but he “hits it out of the park” on the subject matter. It is obvious a great deal of thought and feelings go into his work.
Niel and Carole Muir, Sebring
Not Howdy Doody
Letter to the Editor, Agri-Leader, 05/29/13
Adam Putnam is a great young man and a most qualified commissioner of agriculture. Gabe Clogston’s “cartoon“, I guess, was supposed to be comical, but picturing Adam as the clown “Howdy Doody” was in poor taste to me. There is nothing more cheery than a red-headed, freckle-faced Florida Cracker like Adam. It reminds me (of myself) as a boy growing up with freckles in Sulphur Springs north of Tampa. Adam is doing a great job, and some day I hope he is Governor of our great state. Gabe, be creative in cartooning and don’t copy someone else’s character. Looks like an infringement to me.
Bob Hjort, Lake Placid