Will we change Mittens to a jellyfish? Hmmm…I think he needs to be something more dangerous. Maybe he will just be represented by a flaming dumpster. What do you think? After all, Gary Trudeau never actually drew W in his ‘toons…
Be the Bear Bob T is mulling things over Panda
Did you remember to head over to Substack for the last installments of The Wizard of Wu and the complete A Halloween Carol! What are you waiting for?
Rumor has it that there was a large flash of light over the continent of Australiayesterday, as people headed to the polls to vote in their elections. We can neither conform, nor deny that Pinky and PPJ had anything to do with the outcome. After all, magical wands are prohibited within 50 feet of a polling station.
What have we got to lose? Everything. That’s what. It’s not too early to check your voter registration (primaries are happening, y’all!) and make a plan to vote. Remind your friends to vote too.
I just came home from a small memorial gathering for a friend who died earlier this year. He was a sweet man who definitely should not have gotten cancer and died, because he was one of the nicest men I ever met, and his wife is a lovely person who did not deserve to lose her best friend.
As you might imagine, I have quite a list of people who definitely would not be missed should they vanish from the face of the earth. I suspect you could guess who at least some of those people are. I suppose it is not very charitable of me to have this list, but after the last 5 years, I am not concerned with the justice or fairness of my list.
I thought of this ‘toon, made for a dear departed friend 8 years ago…
It’s hard not to think about justice or fairness when you watch even a little bit of the hearings for the SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. I admit to wishing that a piano might fall on the head of some of her interrogators. Why is it that an eminently qualified and compassionate individual like Judge Brown Jackson should be rudely condescended to by people who have less integrity than something I scraped off my shoe? To quote (with a slight paraphrase) the SNL parody of the Justice Beer Keg hearing, “You give her a damn robe and let her do what ever she wants, and put her on the court NOW!!!”
I hope that when she returned home each day from this circus, that she was met at the door by her husband and daughters, with a pitcher of martinis, confetti and balloons, and a stack of plates to smash on the back patio. I will be so proud when she takes her place on the court.
And if we need a reminder of what we have endured these last 5 years…
I’m about to send a nice big check to the Whatcom County Humane Societybecause you, the panda (and cat!) fans have supported my Felty Cats for Actual Cats project. Thank you for all who have chosen a little felty companion (and helped to make a little more space on the windmills in my felty studio). I still have 10 kitties left if you were waiting (for some reason). If you order before the end of March, you will get an extra surprise!
Someone might want to warn TFG to beware the Ides of March. Perhaps absconding with classified documents might be the very thing…
It continues to be amazing that TFG is continuously revealed to have done ever so many crime-y appearing things, and as yet has suffered no consequences for them. I hope this “so much winning” streak soon comes to an end!
There are a few more Pand-O-Lympics events to come next week, so stay ‘tooned! Also coming is an interview on ZooNooZ with Famed Bear about town Hank the Tank! Huzzah! I guess I have to make some felty Hank the Tanks!
While there has been some well deserved criticism on how some journalists cover the various presidential administrations, ZooNooZ has always been right on the money, if we do say so ourselves. We should point out that this segment was filmed BEFORE Bob went out on assignment to interview the zealot zeal of zebras that is currently running amok in suburban Maryland. Just in case you were thinking that Bob escaped unscathed. There was definitely scathing.
We are impatiently waiting for the proofs of The Panda Chronicles Book9: What could Possibly go Wrong? to arrive! We will announce it the minute it is available for purchase. Pretty exciting, huh?
And as if I didn’t have enough to do, I volunteered to make some ‘toons in support of a local school board race. I don’t think I have to tell any of the followers of The Panda Chronicles that our political nightmare is not yet over. Even now, the sedition caucus in the Senate was trying to downplay the level of threats and aggression (and sometimes violence) that is happening at school board meetings around the country. I’ll be sharing the ‘toons from the Politics on the Prowl series after they have run in whatever format the campaign uses to share them.
I urge you not to put your head under the covers and sing la-la-la I can’t hear you, as much as we may want to. Please check your voter registration at your state voter portal, spend 10 minutes reading up on the candidates and VOTE this November (or as soon as you receive your mail in ballot.)
I promise there will be more cute panda ‘toons, coming soon. As the ghost of the former guy (this seems to be how he is referred to on Twidder, so as not to give any searchable items) just won’t go away, we have a few last things to get out of our system! At least ZooNooZ did not cover #FascistFest®️! No one would volunteer to go to it, so you’ll have to find info on that elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Bob continues to be surprised…
Nixon’s ghost just won’t go away!
Be the bear!
Bob T Panda
Don’t forget! For the month of March (while we are in the Panda Season of Love) every felty order will receive a free roll of Panda Season of Love Washi tape! Decorating fun!
So many dolts, so little time! It is hard to imagine how the junior senator from Texas thought it was in ANY way appropriate to go jetting off to Cancun while most of his state was
B) without electricity or natural gas
C) without water, drinkable or otherwise.
His pathetic excuse of an apology tour on right wing propaganda “news” shows, demonstrates just how completely clueless he is. And this on the heels of his aiding and abetting The Big Lie, which contributed to Mittens attempt at armed insurrection. I’m sure there will have to be a ‘toon about this, but meanwhile…
Minch McTurtle attempts to have it both ways…
Two headed, two faced…why is he still here?
I’m glad most of my Texas friends have checked in to let me know there are okay. Please feel free to chime in in the comments. I know that there are more of you out there in Pandyland.
Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda
NOOZFLASH!!! Frank says thiswas definitely NOT HIM!!!!