Saturday, August 15, 2015

Cartoon Saturday

We're 50% of the way through August ...

A White House staffer was arrested this week after firing shots at her boyfriend, a police officer - with his own gun - in a fit of rage after accusing him of infidelity; an enormous explosion devastated large areas of the Chinese city of Tianjin, killing more than 60 people, injuring another 700 or more, and leaving an estimated 6,000 homeless; in Paraguay, an 11-year-old girl has given birth to a healthy baby girl after she was denied an abortion after allegedly being raped by her stepfather; political gadfly and long-shot presidential wannabe Donald Trump received a summons to report for jury duty ... but having ignored five other summons over the last nine years, there's no telling if he'll deign to appear; and because we don't have enough current political sex scandals, a DNA test has reportedly proven that Warren Harding, who was president from 1921 until his death in 1923, had an affair and fathered a "love child" with a woman 31 years younger than he (although the affair took place before he was elected president).

Warren Harding? Seriously? I need some good cartoons.

This week, for no reason other than it seemed like a good idea at the time, our theme cartoons feature chickens ... not just any chickens, but free-range chickens ...

Even a chicken needs to make good campaign speeches ...


Or have a swinging relationship ...


Well yes, that would be a good indication ...


But the ball and chain is so old-fashioned ...


Of course, I suppose it's possible to be too free-range ...


Or maybe not ...


Moving on to other topics, I thought this was a great comic commentary on "reality" TV ...


So, sir, what was your first clue? ...


One can be a bit too good of a listener ...


Finally, this would be my favorite part of New York, too ...


And there you have it ... our third Cartoon Saturday for the month of August. It looks going to be a nice weekend here in NoVa, with beautiful weather both days and a visit to Washington's Mandarin Oriental Hotel for a formal High Tea on Sunday afternoon for granddaughter Leya's eighth birthday. It was her idea.

Have a good day and a great weekend. Come back tomorrow for Poetry Sunday.

More thoughts then.

Bilbo

7 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I want to go to NYC.

John Hill said...

We could all use a Trump free zone.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

They make a big thing about Harding's affairs but none of JFK's

Linda Kay said...

Wow! What fun for your granddaughter and all of you for her birthday. High Tea...who would have even thought she would think of that. Affairs, affairs, affairs....seems to come with the power thing!

Mike said...

Yes it is a brightness thing.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Cartoon Saturday is always a winner!

bakku-shan said...

Sounds like a grand treat for Leya!