Such a sad day for Paris, for all of France, for the entire world. The Cathedral of Notre Dame has burned, the gargoyles and the world weeps. Many love it as a religious symbol, many love it as a work of art, a piece of history, a part of culture, a thing of beauty. Who knew how much wood is used in making a stone cathedral. A lot, apparently, because the centuries old wood went up like a torch.
I know if Babette knew of this, she would be devastated. Maybe she’d even quit running for president.
it was a total coincidence that Babette’s ‘toon should run today.
Meanwhile, over on Kickstarter, things are going fast and furry…I mean furiously! Do take a peek if you haven’t yet pledged!
Okay, I may be paraphrasing just the tiniest bit, but in several articles I read recently, Howard Schultzseems to think that the intensely negative response that his announcement of a possible presidential run means…are you ready? It means that “They Like Me! They really Like Me!!!”
Um…no. That is not what it means. It means we think you are a deluded tool.
The people have spoken!
Meanwhile, I just got notice that I should have Pinky’s very own pins in my hot little hands by the end of this week. I apologize to those who hoped to have them in time for this weekend’s Pandamonium Convention in Memphis, but I probably won’t receive them till the end of the week. I will be getting them in the mail by the beginning of next week.
Here’s the photo the folks at Pin Game Strong sent me for a sneak peek:
Pinky’s official pin on Pinky’s official card!
If you missed the opportunity to get one of these pins while my kickstarter project was live, never fear! I ordered extra and after I’ve sent them off to all those folks, I’ll let you know how you can get your own Pinky Pin! Stay tuned for the next pin project, coming soon!
Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda
Stay tuned for the return of Frank and Mikey, later this week!
Has anyone checked Babette de Panda’s tax returns yet?
And what ABOUT that pesky thingie in the Constitution about not profiting from elected office?
“Hey! I’m still back here!”
Apparently #HowardsEnd (my new name for the erstwhile coffee billionaire would-be-presidential candidate) was “wowing” the crowds once again at the SXSW conference in Austin Texas. And by “wowing” I mean underwhelming the audience with his continued lack of any kind of policy specifics/visions for America other than, “Democrats are socialists”; “Everyone is mean to me because I’m rich,” and “Democrats are the real spoilers” Wah, wah, wah.
Is this what you mean by a “listening tour?” Be better Howard.
I can’t help it. I’m a Scorpio. We hold grudges. And when you get a Scorpio artist/writer/cartoonist with the power to make fun of those who have wronged them and never apologized, well, then! Then we have an excellent story line for some ‘toons, should, for example, they decide to run for president as an independent candidate.
Any similarities between this ‘toon and a certain undeclared presidential candidate are quite possibly intentional.
Tuesday is the day we go to vote, if you haven’t already done so already.
It’s important every year, but this year it is so important all I can do is try to not think about how important it is or I would hide under the blankets eating frosting.
It’s extra important this year because:
Through gerrymandering and voter suppression, the GOP seeks to prevent likely Democratic voters from voting.
The lies being spread by our so called “president” get more outlandish every day, and they are specifically designed to keep the status quo in power.
In order to provide checks on you know who, we need at least one house of Congress to turn Democratic since the current republican Congress is handing you know who everything his heart desires, and then some.
Really GOP, is it so hard to tell the truth? Is it so hard to act in the best interests of the people you serve? When you started to block sensible ideas, just because they were proposed by the Democrats, rather than that you disagreed with them, you lost any respect I had for you. When you got behind a “president” whose actions are so antithetical to your so called Christian values, you lost your credibility. When you equate a church shooting with a disrupted dinner, you lost your soul. And could you guys quit lying and trying to take our healthcare and social security?
Okay, rant over. Now go vote. Here are some pandas. Oops. They are ranting too.
I hope everyone who had either a primary election or a special election in your state/district went and voted. It is important that everyone who can vote does. Yes, I meant everyone. If you have to cheat to win an election, well, then it’s not really winning, is it?
Because if you don’t vote, we might end up with something like this:
Things are about as real as they can get.
Oh. Yeah. We did. Well, you should vote anyway, ‘kay?
I have…um…stepped away from the computer for a few weeks to have a confab with my panda cousins in China. (More about that later.) I’m pretty sure that it is safe to assume that there has been a national nightmare or three in my absence.
Over the past 10 months I’ve done a lot of pondering, and one of the questions that I have been pondering is this: If the internet with such plentiful and easy access to information, had existed in the 1930’s would Hitler have come to power, so easily? I started asking myself that on November 9th, thinking that surely, with everything happening in full view, surely democracy could not be overturned so easily.
It appears I was wrong. Our national nightmare is in full tilt chaos, despite (or maybe because) so much unfiltered and unverified information zipping around the airwaves.
I don’t know what to do, besides draw more pandas.