Tag Archives: political satire

Some Thoughts on Outrage

Is there anything so instantaneous as outrage?

When there’s nothing else to be done, I repost cartoons that I’ve found online.. It helps.

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The past two weeks have been more than a little rough. Between the White House, Congress and Manchester, England, not to mention the current President’s “Grand Tour” of major centers of faith and Brussels as well, this has not been an easy time to be an American.

Of course, expecting things in life to always make sense is somewhat irrational, which can lead to outraged responses as easily as not.

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I humbly thank the folks who come to to visit this blog.

My gratitude also to the many artists whose talents help make up the lion’s share of these posts.

Please help elevate and calm my spirits by clicking on the “like,” “share” or “comment” buttons below. I promise to strive to be less outraged!

Annnnnnd I’m out…

Anything for Art

When the going gets crazy, sometimes it’s best to just get out of the way of the artwork! Our old friend, Rick Stevens will take over from here…

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Sometimes you find the purest forms of communication in the least expected location…

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This much is certain: the Republican Party has undergone a metamorphosis…

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Then there’s the matter of Culture and the Arts. Abraham Lincoln died watching live theatre. Richard Nixon enjoyed screening movies.

#EmperorDonaldTheLast doesn’t read books or magazines or even briefing reports longer than one page, and those have to be heavy on bullet points and graphics.

So when he tried to cut endowments for the arts and humanities, what did he think would happen?

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And the fate of healthcare hangs precariously in the balance…

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And, oh yes, there was something about the … was it… the FBI?..

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So, in conclusion, please be of good cheer!

If you have a faith life, meditate and pray. If you don’t have a faith life, work on your deep breathing and relaxation exercises.

If you’re the primary cause of all this tension, please resign, thereby sparing us all of the time and stress of having to have you impeached…

Thanks to the artists.

Thanks to the rest of you.

Annnnnnd I’m out.

An Homage to Spring

Here, directly above the headline, you see a recent picture of my former hometown (Pittsburgh, PA) taken early this spring. Of course, spring not only means budding flowers and plants, it also means the lawn begins to grow again, too..

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There’s nothing like the return of warm weather to inspire the wanderlust that makes one itching to travel!…

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Here’s a handy infographic that demonstrates how this President spends more time playing golf than Dubya spent clearing brush down in Texas…

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That truly proves a picture is worth a thousand words…

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Without Rick Stevens’ “Diesel Sweeties”, we’d have to rely exclusively on Tom Tomorrow and “This Modern World.”

Whatever else may happen, human nature remains a constant…

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Please like, share and/or comment below. Your visit is appreciated! More posts coming soon!

Annnnnnnnd I’m out!

Too Good To Wait: “Trump’s Legion of Doom!”

It’s been awhile since Jon Rosenberg’s work last graced this humble blog. As soon as I saw this latest art, I felt compelled to share it as soon as possible!…

Thanks again to Jon Rosenberg, from whose mind this cartoon springs. See all his work at http://www.thenib.com! He deserves your support!

And, as always, thanks to you for visiting this humble blog!

Annnnnd I’m out!

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Such a Lovely Time!

Where so much is wonderful that when it comes to the “Diesel Sweeties,” artist Rick Stevens has nothing to write about…

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Anything that appears to touch on contemporary reality is, I am sure, merely a matter of coincidence!

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Should it be necessary, self-help methodologies are standing by to remedy whatever may trouble you:

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To any of you who regularly frequent this humble blog, topics touching on American Politics are our regular bread and butter. One of our more frequent contributors, Kotopopi, takes a swing at the topic in the latest installment of her series, “Millennials”:

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It’s come to my attention there’s a grassroots effort underway in her home country (France) to draft Barack Obama as a candidate for President. Of France.

Gee, I wonder if America could persuade some other country to take the current office holder off our hands?

We’d be willing to take a loss on the deal.

And he comes completely equipped with a family and cabinet (Supreme Court Justices not included.)

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 Time for a visit from Tom Tomorrow!.. 

Okaaayyyyy… I think that sums it all up very neatly!

Remember, boys and girls, anytime you find yourself challenged by any situation that’s obviously “rigged,” just call on your “alternative facts” and jump into a whole new universe where YOU make the rules!

And please don’t forget your visit is always appreciated, ESPECIALLY when you use any of the buttons below to like, share, comment and so on..

Please come back soon to see the latest response to the Oversexed Orange New Yorker!

RSDS: About That…

Wow, it has certainly been a week.

Many thanks to everyone who provided feedback and support. Sometimes this writing thing begins to make a little sense.  I’m happy about just being able to function on any level.  I have my wife and daughter to thank for that, not to mention my more extended family.

But, hey! Enough about me, let’s turn our attention to Rick Stevens’ “Diesel Sweeties”!

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And now, let us return to those thrilling days of Tom Tomorrow’s ” This Modern World “!…

Am I the only one who actually finds this scenario comforting, compared to real life?

Many thanks to the artists who create this material. Please visit their websites and support them with your generosity if you can!

And please take a moment to like, share or comment below.

Believe me, it means a lot!

See you soon!

Something NOT Political!

With barely 2 weeks remaining before, well, YOU know, I think it’s high time we started to at least TRY and wean ourselves off all this political stuff.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t be topical…

 

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And, of course there is an entire world out there beyond the United States’ domestic borders…

 

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So okay, that was a little bit political… Ah well, might as well go back to what’s familiar…

 

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And, last but not least, how could we possibly resist?…

 

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Please permit me to acknowledge the gifted art of (in descending order) John Darkow, Rytis Daukantas, R J Matson, and John Cole.

Pleasefollow“, “like“, “share“, “comment“, use time and materials wisely, play well with others, etcetera, etcetera…

And please hurry back soon for the latest in humorous commentary on the subject of Man’s inhumanity to Man.

 

TMW: Word Salad BOGO!

Just 3 more weeks!…

If we can all just hang on for 3moreweeks!…

Just imagine what this must be like for our stalwart cartoonist Tom Tomorrow!

The man must have ice water running through his veins…

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Incredibly, it seems I missed one of last week’s cartoons…

(and it even has a shout-out to one of my favorite topics: Superman!)

So to make up for that — however belatedly — here it is:

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Please remember your visits are always appreciated!

The same goes for your “likes”, “shares”, comments and everything else!

Until we meet again, please take good care of yourself!

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TMW: Post-Debate Delusional

Now you just HAD to know that if we posted a pre-debate cartoon yesterday, we had to be planning to post a post-debate cartoon today! Please welcome our talented friend Tom Tomorrow!…

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Thanks for your visit and all that goes along with it!

You are never, ever taken for granted!