What a World We Live In

It’s no wonder some people (such as myself) have a little bit of a hard time separating fact from fiction. As you will see in next week’s ‘toons, when Mittens takes to the stage, there was so much of his dialog that I could pull from actual news items, that I really didn’t have to make much up. In some ways, it makes my life easier, but in other ways… I’d like the world we live in to be kind and fair and…um…have so many pandas that they become a pest: invasive rather than endangered. They could go into neighborhoods where people have foolishly planted bamboo, which has now gotten out of control, and take care of it, providing fertilizer in addition to pesky plant removal. The Putting Pandas to Work program could go global!

Should Pandas pay their own way?

Putting Pandas to Work goes global!

Along with all the political news of the week, I’ve also seen a few references to “sock puppet” accounts on various social media outlets. I don’t know what the big deal is. I’ve always loved puppets.

But they're so cute!

But they’re so cute!

And as various politicians toot their horns about their popularity, as opposed to that of their opponents…

See? I told you it was broken!

See? I told you it was broken!

(Ha ha! That one has become one of my all time favorites!)

But as we head into the home stretch of this very long campaign season, let me leave you with a ‘toon that reminds us, that the most important positions in the world should not be awarded through stoking the fears of some, but because of what we can bring to a table where there is room for all.

Consider this my Werld Peez Pandifesto

Consider this my Werld Peez Pandifesto

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

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10 thoughts on “What a World We Live In

  1. Paul

    I’m just wearing my self out trying to keep on top of the bamboo growth around here. Do you rent panda’s for bamboo removal?

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  2. Gina Koo

    If the zoos ever consider renting out pandas to keep the bamboo population under control, I may just have to start a boo forest so I would have as many pandas as I could fit in my house.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Oh if only it were so! You would definitely want to make sure about panda availability, as bamboo grows really fast! And once it takes off, it is hard to stop (without pandas, that is) I would drive the pandas from my house to my neighbors down the hill. Their bamboo forest is VERY healthy!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I’ve already been over! My, you do lead an interesting life! I’m proud of you for taking a stand. Some people might think you went over the top when describing what COULD have happened, but as a died in the wool…err…fur…catastrophist, I would have imagined the same possible scenario.

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  3. Winky Cat

    “Wash your paws with water, don’t just lick them!” Tee hee! Glad dat only applies to Pannas, not kitties. Oh no, here comes Cee w/a wet wash cloth for a paw inspection!!!
    {Hiding under the bed ’til Cee comes to her senses… Please toss me a snack, this may take awhile!}

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Mehitabel says: just remember what your claws are for, and don’t be afraid to use them!

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