Sometimes it feels like I am going to lose my mind. The cries of the right wing hate mongers complaining that they are being silenced, because most people aren’t buying what they’re selling, is 1984 doublespeak at its most virulent. The claims that it’s really those who protest against racial hate speech are the TRUE racists, make my head feel like it is ready to explode.
Last week saw two devastating shootings in less than 24 hours. Since then, there have probably been several more that did not make my news feed. This is in addition to several potential killers who were apprehended before they could enact their foul deeds. Conspiracy theories about the death of Jeffrey Epstein are flying about the internet, including some by the 45th Resident of the White House. Is it possible that we could have just two days in a row where nothing awful happens?
Just because your speech is free, doesn’t mean I have to listen to it.
You are a bully for calling me on my bullying.
Real panda NooZ: At least as of yesterday, the new twins born to Hao Hao at Pairi Daiza in Belgium are doing well. Keep up the good work, everyone! We need more pandas now, more than ever!
Ahem…You Know Who just officially “launched” his reelection campaign, although how you can tell it from his business as usual, I just don’t know. Mr. Badger suggested that I not listen to the news any more, so that my blood pressure doesn’t shoot through the roof, and I don’t have nightmares about the concentration camps at the border.
But if I did that, I wouldn’t have heard this story to make fun of (because we DO need an extra dose of humor in our lives, especially at times like this!)
What’s that smell? Could it be…The smell of FREEDOM??
What can I say? I’m an undisciplined naughty panda who drew an obnoxious Faux News “host” getting nailed by 300 pounds of elephant poo. So far, there is not a law against that. I’m not saying that there won’t be a law sometime (soon!!!!) in the future when drawing unflattering pictures and situations of all the “president’s” men won’t be punishable by prison, but for the moment, I think I’m safe!
We solemnly swear, by all that is Pinky, that we will never (well, hardly ever) write or draw anything this tasteless again.
Um…we might have had our fingers crossed behind our backs.
When I listen to the things that come out of 45’s mouth (which I do as rarely as possible) I start to think that maybe this whole free speech thing is overrated. Then I smack my self on the head, and remind myself that free speech lets me express my honest displeasure with the powers that be, without the risk of getting thrown in prison for it.
But the operating principle of this “administration” seems to be, the speech of some gets to be freer than the speech of others.
I’m not sure how much more of this I can take.
Be the Bear!
Bob T Elections have consequences Panda
PS: Don’t forget! Our Kickstarter is still gong on! I’ve recently added a new reward, and rewritten the project home page to make it (hopefully) less confusing. Seriously, every time I do this, in some ways it’s like the first time! :-}
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.