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Ode to an Odd Spring

It’s been practically two months since the Trump inauguration. The standing of the United States has dropped steeply and swiftly.

The news has been filled with details of a White House in chaos and a President whose lack of engagement rivals that of Louis the XVI.

He has wasted no time betraying the desperate working poor who helped to elect him and his administration spends most of its time denying reality.

Appointees are selected seemingly without concern for their backgrounds or their fitness or their competency.

Can you tell I’m a little depressed over this?

Let’s cheer ourselves up with Tom Tomorrow

Of course, when it comes to escapism via mayhem, Rick Stevens is usually a trustworthy refuge…

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Let’s hear from Matt Lubchansky, who comments on the current U-S Attorney General, Jeff Sessions…

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Okay, I admit it, I’m still pretty bummed out here.

But the world is not without hope!

Children are still being born and still being loved and still love. The days are now longer than the nights and will continue that way for about 6 more months.

And with every misguided and misanthropic step he takes, the 45th President of the United States cements his destiny as a one-term president.

Once his political base wakes up to their harsh new reality, his fate is sealed.

Now, could we please lighten up the mood a little around here?…

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That’s more like it!  

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As always, I thank the artists whose work appears in this humble blog.

Also, thanks to you, gentle visitor!

Please know that your humble blogger thrives on your approval, so please make my day by liking, sharing, commenting, etc., below.

Please return soon!

 

RSDS: Cats Can Be Stubborn!

And so can people!

First up, Rick Stevens and “Diesel Sweeties”:

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Of course, there’s a reason both species have a reputation for being stubborn:

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Okay, so much for felines and their companions, let’s move on to something almost as universal, courtesy of contributor Matt Lubchansky:

Some of the folks who actually return to this humble blog voluntarily may be wondering why we haven’t gotten around to something by Tom Tomorrow..

Well, to them I say:

And, in closing, please return soon!

Remember, the CIA, the NSA, the FBI, the RCMP, the White House, MI-5, #10 Downing Street, the Kremlin and probably the Salvation Army as well already know you’ve visited this humble (and inoffensive) blog.

Good luck!

(And don’t get too smart in front of your Samsung smart TV…)

 

Waiting for St. Patrick…

…Or someone like him.

First, I find the springtime holidays confusing.

What exactly does it mean if a leprechaun awakens to see his shadow? Six more weeks of unleavened bread? A plague of rabbits and hardboiled eggs? Boston Red Sox spring training?

Somebody please help me out here…

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Social media, which was going to revolutionize EVERYTHING, has totally failed to do anything of the sort, thereby joining the Information Superhighway, Dolby 5.1 sound systems and the 3D HDTV on the scrap heap of recent history..

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Tempting though it may be, I refuse to write what I know. It’s too depressing. Besides, every time I think I know something, it turns out I don’t. And I refuse to acknowledge so much as one more existential crisis after the most recent general election…

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For those with too much time on their hands, have you noticed how it looks as though Kellyanne Conway has practically fallen off the face of the Earth in just the past two weeks? Hope you enjoyed your 15 minutes of game, there, K.C.!

Wrap it up already! Want to know the secret to successful blogging? KISS! (Keep It Simple, Sweetie!) You know, short, like a career in the office of #POTUS # 45.

Thank you! Please come back again soon!

The snakes are still around!

We’re workin’ on it!

February Post, version 2.0

First, thanks to everybody who took the time to reach out to me during my birthday. It was greatly appreciated.

Now, let’s get down to business!..

This time out, we bring you new art from Tom Tomorrow, Rick Stevens and Matt Lubchansky…

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Next, let’s visit with Uncle Rick…

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Matt Lubchansky shows us how a favorite presidential claim about the opposition plays out in Real Life…

Thanks to every artist whose gifts appear here and thanks to YOU for coming, thanks for liking, thanks for sharing and thanks in advance for your next visit!

Birthday Musings

Some Thoughts Further Along the Timeline

Gosh!   Has it really been a year already?   Wow!

366 days ago (remember, it was a leap year,) I had no idea how much change was in store.

We were about to weather an ice storm which would shut the town down for almost three straight days.

The Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl. The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup.

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series!

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And something else happened; if only I could recall what it was…  Oh yeah, that’s right!…

Everybody thought the election in November would boil down to a contest between Clinton and Bush.

We were a simple people. It was a simple time in our history.  And now we know:

👉 About 46% of us are still a simple people! 👈

As one of my former Radio colleagues used to say on his morning talk show almost two decades ago, “Paging George Orwell!”

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Eric Blair, better known to the world by his pen name, George Orwell

I suppose it goes without saying that, as simple people go, some are simpler than others.  Take this map of the world as seen by the new federal administration:

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A View of the World, as Seen by Emperor Donald the Last

Let’s change the subject shall we?  Oh, yes please!…

My wife and I are more in love than ever after 11-and-a-half years. Our daughter is blossoming into a beautiful and truly awesome young lady. Tiny Pochapin is as devoted as ever. Whatever may happen outside these walls, that will never change.

I have transitioned from a desktop PC to a tablet computer (a TC (?)) and have developed a shaky talent for typing with two fingers on a miniaturized keyboard equipped (or as I prefer to think of it, “booby trapped,”) with a dangerous autocorrect feature.  It hasn’t managed to sneak anything by me yet, but it’s only a matter of time…

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My work continues to keep me busy, but I still manage to carve out a little time to write.

I’m proud to say I’ve invented a new word, Trumpid™©®, and a couple of hashtags, #ThanksVladimir and #EmperorDonaldTheLast.

I onced fantasized about writing a monumental novel that would move people deeply and alter the course of their lives. Now I’m satisfied to spit out a hashtag that struggles to achieve a couple days’ currency.

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My thanks go out to the many talented artists, such as Tom Tomorrow, Rick Stevens, Kotopopi and Matt Bors, who have blessed this blog with their own genuinely extraordinary gifts over the past year.

In fact, it’s been too long since Matt Bors’ talent has graced this blog..

Last month my Mother passed away at the age of 90. That was a challenge, but my family was there for me to help me meet it.

She never saw this blog, but I know she would have approved of it inasmuch as I learned progressive pragmatism at her knee.

But death didn’t just touch my nuclear family. For Baby Boomers like myself, the Grim Reaper seemed to gallop straight through the heart of our popular culture, as not just David Bowie but Maurice White, Buckwheat Zydeco, Alan Rickman (my favorite “Galaxy Quest” character) and…

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Prince!

My God, the way that man moved around the stage, he had to be in prime physical shape… except for the painkillers. But still, he was almost 10 years younger than I am!

I mean, what am I still doing here?

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds…

Mary.

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I SO would have married her in a minute!…

Mary F**king Tyler Moore!

Where is the justice?

Oh, and this just in!… or out…

Sir John Hurt!

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John Hurt and Derek Jacobi 40 years ago relishing a scene together in the BBC production “I, Claudius” as nephew Caligula and his uncle Claudius. Their characters would both be emperors of Rome before the series concluded.

Man! This is turning into one casualty-intensive year! The man who channeled Caligula, Winston Smith,

John Merrick and the poor Kane, himself the first casualty in the sci-fi action-thriller “Alien” franchise.

Let me tell you something…

I would trade ALL of the Desperate Housewives AND throw in the entire cast of Jersey Shore PLUS most of the Republican National Committee AND the entire present day White House staff (ESPECIALLY Kellyanne “They made me read “Nineteen Eighty-Four” in college but I never really got it” Conway) just to get all of these departed talents back.

It would be a bargain, and…

Admit it, just between us, who’d miss ’em?

Finally, perhaps, here’s a purported White House Press Corp flow chart intended to help the dishonest media stay oriented:

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Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case.

Until next year.

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Your assurance of quality… pretty much…

Autograph = Earthquake

 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!

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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!

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Believe me, it means a lot!

See you soon!

TMW: This Explains EVERYTHING!

We’re within 2 weeks of this epic melodrama’s end! We can all see the light at the end of the tunnel! And at long last, all is being made clear!…

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Thanks to Tom Tomorrow who explains so much so easily!

There are more posts in the pipeline, so please keep checking in from time to time to see what’s new!

And now, the regular closing Public Service Announcement

Assuming you live in the United States and assuming you are registered to vote and assuming your state permits Early Voting, please cast your ballot as soon as conveniently possible. It looks very likely the polling places may be swamped come November 8th, so if you can avoid the crowds and the lines on that fateful Tuesday, I encourage you to do so.

Until we meet again along the Interwebs!…

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: Please Pass Him a Tissue!…

One gets the feeling that an awful lot of editorial cartoonists are going to be hurting for material once the current Presidential campaign in the U-S finally wraps up in (as of this writing) five (5) weeks…

After last Monday’s debate, you just KNOW Tom Tomorrow was planning to trot out the old orange ogre this week…

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Sure hope you enjoyed this one; more on the way very soon!

God bless us every one!

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