Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cartoon Saturday

And the ass-clownery just keeps on coming ...

In Afghanistan, deadly riots continue and at least three people are dead in protests over the burning of Qurans at a US base; international inspectors report that Iran is increasing its efforts to enrich uranium, probably in order to build the nuclear weapons they say they're not building; GOP presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich said that if elected, he would get the price of gasoline down to $2.50 per gallon; international leaders meeting in Tunisia have promised to get really, really angry if Syrian president Bashar al Asad doesn't stop what he's doing; and Hollywood is preparing for its annual orgy of self-congratulation as Oscar night fast approaches.

Don't worry ... Cartoon Saturday is here to get you through it all.

In leading off with the awful pun of the week cartoon, I was torn between going with the political in "honor" of the ongoing GOP scrum ...

Or with the just-plain-silly ...

Ever had to do one of those sleep tests? This is pretty much how it really works ...

The bad news is that an election year brings bumper crops of lies, distortions, robo-calls, yard signs, and general BS. The good news is that it's all good for cartoons. Here are a few of the latest good ones ...

This is why you really need Fact Check.org ...

Yes, elections ... and, particularly, primaries, can actually be fun ...

Old adages, updated ...

There's something to be said for getting back to basics ...

As I suspected ...

Gives new meaning to "pain in the neck," doesn't it? ...

And finally, there's the old joke about the woman whose husband was a notorious hypochondriac. One day, she runs into a friend who asks how her husband is doing. "Well," she says, "I think he's worse. He used to think he was sick ... now he thinks he's dead." Which leads me to today's final cartoon ...

And so we end another week here in Disneyland-on-the-Potomac. We're expecting bright and sunny weather today, but with a high wind warning. The winds will be worse than usual, of course, since Congress is in session.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

6 comments:

John said...

As always, a good start to the weekend here at Cartoon Saturday!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great cartoons! It's good to know that we're not being lied to; just confused or dissembled to.

And how is the Newtster going to get gass prices to $2.50 a gallon in the sweet by-and-by? Change the standards of liquid weights measurements?

Big Sky Heidi said...

Always great cartoons. You can tell when a politician lies by the movement of his mouth.

Mike said...

I've always wonder how anybody can do a sleep test with all that junk hooked up to them.

"gasoline down to $2.50 per gallon"
BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Amanda said...

This weekend's news headlines are almost like a live blog of the ass-clownery going on in Australia at the moment.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

The pain in the neck one is my favorite :)