It’s Unconsditooshunal!

The impeachment inquiry labors on, with dedicated career civil servants and military veterans making the hard choice to speak out about corrupt doings coming from the Grifter in Chief, and the R’s try to throw as much shade, mud, and dancing elephants at them, since they have nothing more than “if the president does it, it’s not corrupt” as a defense.

Meanwhile, real life Bei Bei has begun his long journey to his ancestral homeland, and we are all sad! It is injury on top of the insult of this “administration.”

Even Pinky would do a better job, me thinks…

Pinky can’t be indicted!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda!

Don’t forget to check out Tuesday’s post to find out how you can get your own hand felted panda, AND help save Democracy! Check it out HERE!

There is Blood in the Water

As we slide into week 2 of the public impeachment hearings, we start to see the cracks in the foundation of this not very funny Fun House that HWMNBN has built around him. Dedicated career civil servants are not allowing themselves to be bullied into silence, facts the Orange Machine tried to suppress will not be silent! People are being thrown under the bus!

And who is driving the bus? Why, it’s none other than…

Our favorite grizzlies are doing “The Bus”!

Making fun of current events and various politicians, and rage tweeting on Twidder are not enough!

We need to get out and vote in races large and small. One of the things that have become all too apparent, is that those down ballot races have a lot to do with the current condition we find ourselves in: gerrymandered voting districts that favor the GOP, even when state voting totals lean more toward the Democrats.

One of the byproducts of gerrymandering and skewed representation in state legislature, is voter suppression. Much of this voter suppression disadvantages and targets people of color and underrepresented populations. Stacey Abrams, who recently lost the race for Georgia’s governor’s race, has started an organization to combat voter suppression nation wide. It’s called Fair Fight, and that leads me too…needle felted pandas!

I’m having a lot of fun making these little felted pandas! While I definitely have my favorites, and definitely plan to keep some, I’m making more of them every week. So, I thought to myself, “how could these little pandas do something worthwhile and valiant, to make the world a better place?”

So here’s my idea…

For every donation to Fair Fight of $100 or more, made between now and December 1st, I will send you an adorable, one of a kind needle felted panda! Now, this can’t be an unlimited offer, because I only have so much time to make these little bears, so at some point if this proves a popular thing, I will have to say enough. Also, because I am still somewhat under a financial cloud, if you want to send me $10 for postage and materials, via my PayPal link (See the Bear in the Bowler hat on the sidebar) it would be most appreciated.

Choice of panda will be by the whim of the artist. These are truly not available anywhere. I hope the thought of having an artist made panda will be an incentive (I mean besides preventing the downfall of Democracy) to make a contribution to Fair Fight. Voting is the last best chance we have to turn this bus around.

To claim a panda, just send me proof of donation to yourbrainonpandas (at) gmail (dot) com and eventually you will get a panda in the mail! (You’ll also have to send me your address so I can send you a panda!) Huzzah! tell ’em Unka Bob sent you!

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

Goodbye, Farewell…nope! Not here!

I know this Sunday will not be Fun Day in our nation’s Capitol this weekend. (And not just because the powers of good are trying to keep the powers of evil from prevailing) The actual Bei  Bei is leaving for China this week, and there will be lots of wailing, gnashing of teeth and rending of garments in the pathways around the Panda House until then.

The dilemma before me when each panda cubby boards the plane, takes their seat in Panda Class, has their first glass of champagne and then flies off to the land of pandas, is do I follow the story line of the young pandas leaving home? I did when Yun Zi left Pandieggo, but I was not a panda watcher when he was a baby, and so, I let him go back to China.

Not so with the cubbies who came after him…

Don’t trouble me with reality. All the pandas who appear in the Panda Chronicles aren’t going anywhere. But here are some of my favorite Bubba ‘toons to help get you through the week…

PP: um, dis is not going to interrupt my presidential campaign, is it?

Mr Bun has a question, daddee.

He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

Feed me, Mama!

Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.

This next one is more relevant than ever…

panda

You better watch out….

I didn’t THINK that Pinky knew the “share” word.

See? I told you it was broken!

How many times do we have to tell you…Don’t make pinky mad!!!!

What’s that blinking red light over there?

I has no sekrets!!!!

You can’t just DO stuff. You need instruction from an expert!

Be Da Little Bear!
Bob T Panda

 

It Wasn’t’t Us!

Is NOTHING sacred??? I just read that one of 45’s “defenses” is “It wasn’t me.” 

I’m sorry (no, I’m not) That line belongs to Frank and Mikey! The world’s most lovable grizzly bears!

DIS! WILL! NOT! STAND!

And now, let’s head on over to another edition of Bear Talk, now in progress!

For all your questions about bears in cars!

Be the Bear!
Bob “so how about those impeachment hearings” T Panda

 

Sock it to MEEEEE!

Ha ha! Who ever thought that socks with the Panda Chronicles all stars would be so flipping popular???? Certainly not me. I thought I’d have a nice, relaxed response, and that most of the orders would come in once the socks had arrived. Pinky’s socks sold out by the 2nd day, before I’d even had a chance to notify everyone, and as I write this, Bubba’s are all but gone too. There still are about 15 pairs for the Panda Kindergarten, which, quite frankly, are my favorites.

Update: Bubba’s last sock has been snapped up!

Needless to say, I will be heading back to the drawing board and designing some NEW socks, and…sigh…I guess Pinky will get another pair. I was kind of thinking about the baby Pinky Christmas design I did a while back….

Meanwhile, 31 Days of Pandas is almost upon us!

So, what I’m thinking is, that besides the regularly scheduled new ‘toon days (Tuesday and Thursday) and the Encore Presentation day (Sunday) on the other days, I will share some of my new design ideas for socks and stickers, as well as maybe some process sketches for a picture book I am working on, about Bee, the Bear.

Meanwhile, Frank and Mikey (your favorite grizzly bears!!!) are back once again…

It wasn’t us!!!!

Obviously, this is a tribute to one of the greatest radio shows ever, Car Talk! Every Saturday morning, I had a date with Tom and Ray, and ya know, if you kind of think about it, Frank and Mikey are a lot like them!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

PS: I know some of you were disappointed that you missed Pinky socks. The best I can tell you is to subscribe to get this ‘toon in your email to be the FIRST to know about it! Also, make sure that the email address you use is one that you actually have access to, and check regularly. The subscription thingie is in the sidebar, right at the top!

I Forgot Daylight Losing Time!!!!

What with all the excitement (IMPEACHMENT!!!!) and all the crazy-making BS that’s going on in DC (IMPEACHMENT OBSTRUCTION!!!!) I plum forgot that I had not run my favorite seasonal Panda Kindergarten cartoon last Sunday. I hope you all are not showing up an hour ahead (or is that behind?) of time all this week, due to my thoughtless error.

Bob explains daylight savings time to the panda kindergarten

spring back, fall forward?

The other excitement is that I have launched my Panda Chronicles Sock Design project this week, and people are putting their best (panda) foot forward! Panda Chronicles socks, you say? When did you decide to do that?

Um…last week?

Be sure to head over to the Buy Stuff With Pandas page to see our current designs. Each design will be a limited issue, and depending on how many people want to step out in (panda) style, will determine how many I order. Unlike Kickstarter, where I don’t order the items until the project has closed, with something this open ended, I can’t take people’s money then leave them hanging as to when delivery will happen.

I this case, I decided it was worth taking a gamble on 3 designs, with 50 pairs in each design. As you might have surmised, Pinky is far and away the most popular (Pinky: duh!) but the other designs are holding their own. I hope you will want to add Panda socks to your wardrobe, and might I add that these would be socks that anyone would be happy to receive as a holiday gift!

Meanwhile, let’s look back on some other escapades of the panda kindergarten!

This cartoon is one of Bob’s earliest appearances!

You can’t be too careful!

Ha ha! Here’s a toothbrush!

The very first appearance of the Torch Bears!

The torch bears!

Episode 1

Huzzah! More Wheel…of…PANDAS!!!

The Scottish pandas

Save some pie for me!

cheerful

Or how about some cuppycakes?

Do we have to count panda adoption fees?

Well, that’s all we have time for today! And for all you DC watchers, remember, if you have to cheat to win, you’re not really winning! #SoMuchWinning

Be the Bear who Buys Stuff With Pandas!
Bob T Panda

A Note on Panda Commerce: As you may know, I am a one bear band (not the Band-a-Pandas, but that gives me an idea for another pair of socks!!) This means I am not on the computer all the time. (Well, some days it may seem like I am, but really…) As the quantities tick down to 0, you might get nervous if you don’t hear back from me immediately. Don’t worry. I can see the order that the messages come in, and will contact you and send the invoices in that order. In other words, if you haven’t heard from me, no one else has either! Doesn’t that make you feel better?

If I Didn’t Read it on the Internet, I Wouldn’t Have Believed It

You know how much I hate hypocrisy. Well, if you didn’t, you should. There is all sorts of nasty behavior going on in and around the WH. And I mean nasty in the sense of crimes that would be held accountable at the International Court in The Hague, nasty. And while this sort of thing makes my head want to explode, the petty hypocrisy of the tRUmpinistas is beyond the pale.

We have the descendants of He Who Would Be King acting all shocked and outraged over Hunter Biden profiting from his family name, while they are making deals and getting trademarks and god knows what else because…well, let’s see… is it their prodigious talent? Or MAYBE, could it be that their father thinks he is “president”?

I hope this will be over soon, don’t you?

Oh no! There are no pandas in this cartoon!

Hey! Who wants PANDA SOCKS???? (Speaking of profiting from my connections…)

I got an email last week from the folks who make my pins and patches, and they are now are making socks available! They are one size unisex socks and they are 87% polyester/ 10% cotton/ 3% spandex. There is some stretchiness factor here, and while I haven’t seen any samples, (Ha Ha! It’s only money!) I decided to take a leap of faith and order 50 pairs each of three designs.

Here are the designs!

The Bubba

Nobody expects the panda kindergarten!

 

And who could forget….

#claplouder!

Want to be the first the check out the paid commerce page and get your limited edition socks? Check it out right HERE!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

 

Oh no! Nixon’s Ghost is back AGAIN!!!

I guess it’s hard to stay away, what with all the indictable offenses going on.

“crime” is not a verb

Panda On
Bob T Panda

“I almost brought down Democracy, and all I got was this lousy tee-shirt.”
~Richard Nixon (attributed)

Panda Commerce Alert!!!

Hey guys! I just got an email from the folks that make my pins, and they are expanding their product lines into SOCKS!!!! I am working on some designs, but if anyone thinks they might be interested in getting some Panda Chronicles socks, please speak up! I’ll share more info soon, but just wanted to put this out there.
 
I’m thinking about a Pinky themed sock pair, and Bubba themed! More to come if there is interest. Please chime in, in the comments, if you think this is a good idea. I’m also working on setting up a little store with remaining pins and patches.

Seems like a good time for this…

The Impeachment proceedings are heating up! I overheard this “actual discussion” on Twitter*

*Possibly paraphrased

GOP: You have to hold a vote on impeachment or it’s not real!
DEMS: No we don’t. It says in the Constitution that if we say it’s an Impeachment investigation, that’s what it is.
GOP: We will hold our breath and scream and kick our feet until you do!
DEMS: Go Ahead.

Some time passes, with many revelatory closed door hearings…

DEMS: Now that we’ve had out investigation, we’re going to hold a vote, so we can agree on rules and procedure for the public hearings and reports.
GOP: See? we knew you had to hold a vote!
DEMS: It’s for the next phase of the inquiry and hearings. It has nothing to do with whether there the previous hearings were a legitimate impeachment inquiry.
GOP: FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE! WITCH HUNT! LALALALA WE CAN’T HEAR YOU.
DEMS: sigh..first witness…

But what does Nixon’s ghost have to say about all this?

I am only making some of this up. copyright 2012 -A. Belov

Can’t ghosts have opinions too?

“And they called ME a crook!”

Um…

All together now!

If Pinky wins the 2020 election, can we have panda-gate?

Made by the same highly scientific company as the Cute-o-Meter!

This one doesn’t have anything to do with Nixon, but it kind of sums up politics today, amIright?

Did I just see what I thought I saw?

Get your popcorn and your programs! Can’t tell the un-indicted co-conspirators without a program!

Panda On
Bob T Panda

More from Nixon’s ghost, coming next week!

It’s Halloweenie!

It looks like we are getting a treat today, although, I’m sure that 45 and his band of like minded GOP goons have more than a few tricks up their sleeves. I’m pretty sure that the vote on the next phase of the Impeachment inquiry won’t make them happy, and they will commence to activate more delaying tactics and cries of “UNFAIR!”

The phrase “be careful what you wish for” springs to mind!

I can’t believe Bob’s costume didn’t fool anyone!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda