Can He Say That?

Oh my ears and whiskers! The world continues to prove it’s madness. We weep for the recent events, which apparently are the 133rd such event this year, only distinguished by being the worst  shooting in US history. Can he say that? Can he have really have said what he said after this week’s tragedy? Are we all just tragic figures, stumbling towards the exits in the dark, smoke filled room, hoping not to get caught in the crossfire??

Oh heck. Let’s just watch some panda videos.
Pandas are LOVE
Mittens…not so much.

Pinky is beginning to look positively presidential!

Pinky is beginning to look positively presidential!

Meanwhile, back at the (panda) ranch, I have received several communications, one form the Toronto Twinkies, and more recently from the Meihems. All are concerned that perhaps Pinky is not a good role model for the Toronto cubbies. Fortunately, the Meihems have offered to mentor the Toronto Duo, after all, they know a lot about being twins! I think we need some kinder, pandy-ish story lines here, to compensate for the horrors of the real world.

Be the Bear, and let’s stay sane out there, okay?
Bob T Panda

25 thoughts on “Can He Say That?

  1. Paul

    Stay sane? That boat sailed log ago and the bridges it went under have been burnt – had to mix some metaphors in honor of the insanity.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I hate to think that you are correct, but unfortunately you are. I think I Have to stop reading and listening to the news or I will never leave my house again. On the bright side, I will get more work done. Can some one send me some pandas to keep me company?

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  2. Winky Cat

    GRRR! Mittens, ‘member what happened to the LAST Mittens (Mitt) who ran for office??? HAHA, he thought he was da “Top Cat” too and gonna win…
    Problem solver??? The first problem YOU need to solve is da issue of dat dead animal on top of your head. Very un-classy-feline-like, in me opinion!

    Of course Pinky looks positively presydential, cause she IS!!!

    Um, did the Toronto Twins REALLY say dat or are da Meihems speaking for them?
    The TT’s love Pinky!!!

    Cee: DT needs to shut his mouth (or stuff his weave in it) and his minions need to really think about what could happen if DT is elected. It ain’t gonna be pretty.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I am starting to get more than a little apprehensive as to what could happen if HWMNBN is elected. This cannot happen! And even if he is defeated, his minions are not going to be put back in their closets as easily. These folks are angry, undisciplined, and happy as hell to be allowed to spew their bigotry. This morning I was thinking about those parties that happen when a teenagers parents aren’t home. They invite a group of their friends, who then invite more people, who then invite some real troublemakers they don’t even know.mthe next thing you know, the couch has gone through the window, the safe has been broken into, and the kid who had the bright idea to throw the party in the first place says to the cops:,”but I didn’t mean for THIS to happen.”
      Yeah. That’s what we have here.
      And yes, the TT did say that. I have their postcard.

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      1. Gina Koo

        Even though I don’t follow politics, I do watch/listen to the news, and I have to say that I had never heard of a presidential candidate’s supporters rioting just because others didn’t like him. If the rest of the world didn’t laugh at us up til now, they will real soon. *sigh*

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        1. Panda in Chief Post author

          I rarely read newspapers, and I don’t have TV reception (and have opted not to have cable) so my political cycle information is limited to NPR, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker, plus what I chose to read on the inter webs. HWMNBN is indeed making us a laughing stock. Plus his supporters are way scary.
          #PandaOn!

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      2. Winky Cat

        Exactly! IMO, most of his minions are former Palin supporters who cheered when she said, “Its’ time to take our country back!” Only now they are really incensed that Obama has served TWO terms in the WH. DT is playing right into their hatred and instigating with his wacky remarks. And like the teenager party-giver, if something tragic does happen, he will respond in similar fashion.

        Hopefully the TT’s will consider the “growed-up Presydential Pinky” a great role model!

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        1. Panda in Chief Post author

          Don’t get me started on Ms Palin. These people all scare me. I may never leave my den again. (Note to self: acquire large supply of cake mix and other cuppycake ingredients. Prepare for siege.)

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I know where to find them and will include in every post. A day without baby pandas is a day brimming with misery.
      #PandaOn

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  3. Gina Koo

    I can’t believe what I’m about to say, but . . . Mittens is making Pinky look like a saint. A very well-behaved, well-mannered, and proper panda saint! Oy vey!
    Loved it when Pinky said, “it is kind of refreshing not to be the one getting yelled at.”!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I know! She is! Maybe Mei will get a little relief from Pinky induced headaches as long as Mittens is around. I’m not sure how long I can stand him.
      Yes, Pinky does have some awareness of the amount of trouble she gets into.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Yes it does. I am happy to have so many of my friends here to help me remember to Panda On. Maybe that should be our has tag: #PandaOn
      I have never been so afraid for my country, for my friends, and myself. Hate cannot be allowed to triumph.

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  4. Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

    Mittens über alles. Best. Election. Summary. Ever.

    Still, I hold out great hope. The look in Pinky’s eyes tells me she’s more determined and clever! You draw her facial expressions with such subtlety, subtext and purpose. Love it. And, of course, #Vote4Pinky.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      It always delights me when people find the little details and get the subtext. Your comments are very much appreciated.
      #PinkyWillPrevail
      I’m trying to keep hope alive.

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  5. Vicky V

    Poor Bob – he looks as stunned as we are. I feel a Pinky moment coming on. And I don’t think she will be in trouble 🙂 The TT’s and the Meihems are a perfect match!
    For those wondering if the rest of the world are laughing at you I can tell you very few Australians are laughing – we’re terrified!
    Off to eat some comfort giving chocolate and to hug a plush panda or two.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I don’t know why it helps, but is does to know the world is watching. We are on the brink of something awful and I hope we have the stength and wisdom to turn away from it. I don’t want to give anything away, but know that you can always count on Pinky.
      Bring on the chocolate and panda plushies!

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  6. Teresa

    It is time for Babette du Panda make her appearance, with her determination … and her French accent .. she will help her friend Bobbee … #Vote4Pinky #Pinky4Presydent

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Babette has been on a top secret mission, but I will send her an email and maybe she will come back and put everything to rights again. In the meantime, I think Pinky will do okay keeping Mittens in line. (stay tuned for Sunday’s and Wednesday’s posts.)

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