Saturday, September 26, 2015

Cartoon Saturday


It's the last Saturday in September ... just four more days until certain members of Congress - having ignored Pope Francis's admonition to do the jobs they were elected to do - are ready to shut down the government, resorting to blackmail to obscure the bankruptcy of their policies. Good thing we have cartoons, isn't it?

In Saudi Arabia, more than 700 people were killed and hundreds more were injured during a stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca; on Thursday, Pope Francis delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress in which he pretty much told the members to do their jobs ... an admonition that was promptly ignored the same afternoon when Congressional Republicans introduced a short-term continuing budget resolution they knew would not pass, solely to force Democrats to vote it down; in Seattle, four people were killed and 12 others critically injured in a collision between a tour bus and a duck boat tour vehicle; and John Boehner announced his resignation from both his position as Speaker of the House and his seat in the House of Representatives, finally creating - as noted by comedian Andy Borowitz - an actual job.

For this week's collection of theme cartoons, we look at the traditional Russian nesting dolls known as matryoshki ...

They are always ready for winter ...


A blinding flash of the obvious ...


Yes ... yes, it might ...


It would be easy to be a bit schizophrenic, wouldn't it? ...


When the dolls go to that big toy store in the sky ...


Ultrasound exams could be ... interesting ...


Moving on to other topics, politics meets zoology ...


Ducks can have bad love lives, too ...


This was in the verses that didn't make the final cut for the King James Version of the Bible ...


And finally, this one is about as true as it comes ...


After a week of beautiful weather here in NoVa, it looks as if we're going to have a rainy and cooler weekend. Agnes and I will be going up to Baltimore with the local grandchildren to spend the day at the Port Discovery Children's Museum, which is always fun ... and indoors out of the rain. It's good to be the Opa.

Have a good day. See you tomorrow for a cheesy edition of Poetry Sunday.

More thoughts then.

Bilbo

8 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Bilbo, you outdid yourself! A far out cartoon theme, plus a lesson in Russian vocabulary. The other word I know is nyet!

Linda Kay said...

The Russian doll cartoons are very cute. We bought three sets of them in Russia, one for each of the mothers. When they both passed on we got them back, so have three sets of them now! Hope you have a wonderful time with the grands. Love a good children's museum. We have one in San Antonio and now one in Johnson City.

John Hill said...

Sounds like you have a grand weekend planned.
Thanks for the 'toons!

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Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Great cartoons! My sympathies with the mallard!

Mike said...

Grandkids. The old white guys pass into a kids museum.

allenwoodhaven said...

The ultrasound was really funny!

Anemone said...

Matryoski dolls are so cute. It was delightful that you found cartoons of them!