Tag Archives: Mittens

A Very Mittens Fourth of July

I really do hope that all the non-Mittens-sycophants stay home from the “president’s” taxpayer and high donor funded rally today. I hope that the photos show a totally empty DC outside of his VIP area. As Karl, the waiter in Casablanca, said when Rick asked where he was seating the Nazis, he replied, “I gave them the best table, knowing they would take it anyway.”

And so HWMNBN declares that “no one ever celebrated the 4th of July before I became “president”.” And cordoned off the best viewing spot for the fireworks for a VIP area for his supporters….and do you suppose he will turn this into a political rally for himself and bashing of the Democratic candidates?

So, let’s have some pandas before I start weeping in despair. Is our independence near? Who knows?

*snorf*

And while you are ignoring all the shenanigans taking place in DC, and you’ve eaten all the backyard cookout goodies you can stand, head over to Put a Panda on it 3.0: The Mr Wu Pins and sign up! You’ll be glad you did!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Peace, or Something Like It

The news continues to be overly news-y, if you want my opinion, and even if you don’t! To cheer you up, this story was making the rounds a little while ago: The Cheeto in Chief was claiming that he had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Um…there seems to be some information that that might not exactly be the case.

Of course, where Cheeto goes, Mittens is sure to follow.

Who could have done this????

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda
Putting the “I” in Impeachment!

Free Speech or something like it…

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! :-}

Fight the Humor Deficit! Make fun of people on Twidder!

I have to admit that I have come to like Twidder more than I do Fezbook. Maybe it’s because Fezbook has come to seem kind of unwieldy. I can’t easily find all the comments from people that are actually relevant to a discussion I am having with them, because Fezbook seems to want to give me hundreds of obscure notifications for every one that is part of an ongoing discussion with friends.

Meanwhile over on Twidder, I get a healthy (um…maybe not) dose of news, connection with other panda fans, and connections with other people in the kid lit and writing communities at large. And then there are the snarky parody accounts…

We must fight the humor deficit with every pun at our disposal!!!!

What’s that you say, Bob? He has responsibilities?

And meanwhile, we are about to launch the next phase of the Panda Pin Project over at Kickstarter! If you’ve been following along, you’ll see that it’s going to launch at noon (PDT) today!!! So get ready…get set…not yet…this link is just a preview until the project launches at noon!

Be the (Bubba) Bear
Bob T Panda

Sometimes, someone behaves worse than Pinky…

You might think THAT could never happen, but that was all before 2016 rolled over all of us and “Mittens” moved his litter box (and his fiends and relations) into the White House. So, comparatively speaking, Pinky is a model of propriety. Imagine that!

Every night, I listen to Rachel Maddow as she explores all the twists and turns in the never ending drama of The Sopranos…um…I mean “Mittens” and his minions, related or not. Oy vey. Save us from millionaires who think that only they can fix it, and yes, I’m also talking about former Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz. To my knowledge, he has not indulged in the criminal behavior that appears to provide the bread and butter of the “Mittens” clan. Really, Howard’s only shortcoming is that he has neither the humility nor the willingness to listen to the “average working  American” that should be a prerequisite for the office.

Howard, if you want to run for president, either as a Republican OR a Democrat, I say go for it. Tell us in debates with other candidates what your views are; why your ideas are better for the American people (who are NOT millionaires) than those of the other candidates. That’s what this painfully long campaign process is all about.

Tell us what you believe in (and “the two party system has failed” is NOT a very informative statement.) and how you are going to make life better for all of us, of all races, genders, partner preferences, and religious affiliations. Tell us how you are going to make our country safer for all of us. Tell us how you would provide healthcare for all at an affordable price. We’re listening.

Geez…enough of this…let’s have some pandas!!!!

Mittens did WHAT??????!!!!????

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Hey! Don’t forget! There are still 5 more days to get your fuzzy floof slippers over to Put a Panda on It, my Kickstarter project, and pledge to get your own Pinky Pin!

31 Days of Pandas: Day 22/ August Year in Review

Here we are, reliving the dog days of August. Not that we really have those in the north woods that the pandy kindy and I call home. August is the most perfect month of the year in western WA. The days are still long, warm, and sunny, the nights are cool, but not too cold. This is what the fuss is all about.

And speaking of fuss…

Oh, boys!!!

Zhennie's wild adventure

All’s well that ends well!

And now, for a most appropriate game show, what with all that is happening in the OTHER Washington!

Just how crazy do we think it’s going to get?

Next to Mittens, we all look pretty normal, don’t we?

Panda like it’s 1999!
Bob T Panda

Zero Degrees of Separation

It’s happened again.
It’s happened on multiple fronts in one week.

An attempted church shooting in Kentucky, foiled by locked doors, still results in two dead in a nearby grocery store.
Pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democratic leaders, including 2 former Presidents, and critics of the current “president”. (quotation marks intentional)

And now a massacre by a deluded, angry, bigoted gunman in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, my hometown. I knew it was only a matter of time until this plague of gun violence hit close to home. Way too close. One, and possibly two, of the shooting survivors are people I know.

Our bigot in chief riles up his base. Makes sly comments about violence against those who disagree with him and do not give him the “credit” he believes he deserves. He calls the press “the enemy of the people” and equates desperate migrants fleeing violence in their own countries with an army. He flings words out into the crowds like lit sticks of dynamite and dares them to use them, then claims he did not ask for this action. How can you blame him?

I do blame him.

I blame him for creating the conditions that put one of the kindest, caring people I know in a hospital room fighting for his life. I hope he survives, because the world will be a poorer place without him. I blame our enabler in chief for amplifying the injustice that has caused the deaths of school children, of POC just going about their lives, of people in their place of worship. Each time an attack of this or greater magnitude occurs, those in thrall to the NRA and their contributions say, “now is not the time. Don’t politicize this tragedy.”

But when one tragedy follows on the heels of another, when they pile up like bumper cars at a macabre amusement park, when IS the time? I think the time is now.

Vote like lives depended on it, because they do.

Stop the chaos and VOTE!!!

And now, let there be pandas…

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

#WomenWillBeWarriors

How could you have any doubts that the female of any species is willing to fight for what’s right?  Would YOU tangle with a mama bear who felt her cubbies were threatened? If the GOP (Greedy Old Poopieheads) stand by the viewpoint that #BoysWillBeBoys then we must recognize the alternative, that #WomenWillBeWarriors.

And more to the point:
Are you brave enough to stand against Pinky and the Meihems?

day after

What is old is new again. #KavaNOPE

Our story continues…

Be the Mama Bear
Bob T Panda

#ClapLouder

You heard the little panda! Clap Louder!!!!

It’s Pinky in Wonderland time!

Mittens: No Room! No Room! You look like you’re not from around here!

Oh my ears and whiskers!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Did I remind you to Vote again? There. I did now! Don’t let Mittens have the last word, okay?

Mittens Diplomacy

Remember when Mittens went to the G7 meeting and wowed all our nation’s allies with his wisdom and willingness to work together for the good of democracy?

Yeah…me neither.

And then when he went on to England and charmed the Queen with his impeccable manners and deep knowledge of Royal Protocol?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Yep, that old Mittens…he’s SUCH a charmer!

PANDA ON!
Bob T Panda