Pinky in Wonderland: Episode 1

Huzzah!

Our new feature presentation is finally here. (Or at least the introduction to it!) I should alert you that there may be a few interruptions in the narrative as we go along, but never fear, when I get around to compiling it into a book (heh!) it will all be together! I’ll save today’s diatribe till after today’s ‘toon, so you can stop reading before you get there if you are so inclined.

And now, on with the show!!!!

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Curiouser and curiouser…

And now for today’s political/social/human rights diatribe…

The policy of taking children from their families as they are attempting to cross the border is inhumane, not to mention cruel, and often is cruelly carried out, and the main purpose seems to be to use it as a bargaining chip in order for He Who Has no Shame to get funding and approval for his border wall. How this extortion and hostage taking is anywhere close to legal, I just don’t know. For those who are in a position to donate money to organizations that are helping these folks, I would encourage you to do so. Just be sure to do a little research on the organizations that are taking donations. (Nothing like a crisis to bring the vultures out of the woodworks. Ask a trusted source and do your research.) You generally can’t go wrong with the ACLU and check in with The Southern Poverty Law Center. Both these organizations do good work in protecting those with few protections. I think there are some working specifically with this issue.

I’m not generally a praying type of person, but I’m making an exception here, and praying that this situation gets resolved before any of these kids are seriously hurt or worse. The lifelong trauma caused by separation during childhood will be long lasting and more than bad enough. This will not end well, unless it ends very quickly, and I don’t have a lot of hope for this. Our dictator in chief has no heart and no empathy. Keep speaking out, calling your representatives and senators, and support relief efforts if you can.

We shall overcome.
Bob T Panda

8 thoughts on “Pinky in Wonderland: Episode 1

  1. Judy Delach

    “Our dictator in chief has no heart and no empathy. Keep speaking out, calling your representatives and senators, and support relief efforts if you can.”
    So HWSNBN goes to Congress to meet with ‘pubs yesterday and after he leaves, the leaders are flumoxxed saying that their dictator did not give them any direction. HE GAVE THEM NO DIRECTION!!!! I obviously have been under the false impression that when WE, THE PEOPLE, elect Congressmen and Senators, they work FOR US. I guess the electorate is only important at voting time and then we, the electorate, get flipped off. C’mon electorate, vote these people out when they don’t serve the voters who put them in!!!! (I’m trying NOT to think that they actually do serve those who put them in! How ugly is that?)

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      It is so hard not to think the worst. I really hope people get out and vote, but watching the efforts of the GOP to restrict voting has me very nervous. Their motto seems to be “win at any cost, even if you have to cheat to do it.” I will keep speaking out and being a thorn in the butt of the powers that be.
      Panda on!

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  2. Jeanie

    Kudos to you on getting your pandas and your voice out there. Yes, this needs to end quickly. There are hundreds of different ways to approach an issue, create a policy, or maneuver in politics, so why not create a solution that includes not harming children and families. Shouldn’t that always be the way? Both Time and Newsweek list the ACLU and local organizations like the Texas Civil Rights Project as ways to help. Speak out, support, and panda on!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Thank you! I did not get much sleep last night, as you can well imagine. Thank you for adding your voice to the protest and for pandaing on with me.
      Panda On!

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  3. Aimee Prefers Plants (@Aimee_Abq)

    Love you Anne, and all the characters who live in that big brain and those talented hands of yours. Living on one of the southern border states, I am grateful that both of my Senators and one Rep have been very vocally against this horror. I just wish we could get rid of The Orange Thing sooner rather than later. With all the myriad characters in Alice in Wonderland I am so looking forward to your choices for the villains. 🙂

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      As usual, with m y “pantser” ways, I have not worked out all the characters or villains. Thank you for your friendship and support. I’m not sure how our country is going to get out of this, but I will keep panda-ing on till they break my pencils and spill all the ink.

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  4. Teresa Orozco

    Oh, Bob T., I’m so happy to know that lil’ princess is going to be the protagonist of a great story (she deserves it). It could not be otherwise, she is A icon. I am eager to know and see the development of that panna tale. She is adorable. She is unresisdabel.Thank you, thank you very much for your attention to Pinky. The world needs more Pinkys.

    #LovingPinky #AdorableandUnresisdabel

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I love that you are such a big supporter of Pinky. I know she appreciates it, and it makes me smile too.

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