Saturday, July 02, 2016

Cartoon Saturday


The world has gone crazy. Film at eleven.

The House Select Committee on Benghazi this week released the 800-page report of its investigation, which took two years and seven million dollars and revealed exactly nothing not already revealed by the seven previous investigations; at least 44 people were murdered and dozens injured when terrorists linked to the so-called Islamic State attacked the airport at Istanbul, Turkey; the badly-divided GOP is limping toward its upcoming convention in Cleveland with presumptive candidate Donald Trump excoriating his former rivals who have gone back on their pledge to support the party's candidate - a pledge originally aimed at convincing Trump supporters to back the GOP candidate on the assumption that Trump himself couldn't win the nomination; the so-called Islamic state has claimed responsibility for yet another terror attack, this one in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in which at least 20 people were murdered; and China has dropped its poker face, pitching a major hissy fit over a meeting between the Dalai Lama and - of all people - Lady Gaga.

Every week, I think the world can't get any crazier, and every week it does. We really need the cartoons to help us get by. This week, let's just look at a series of random cartoons that accumulated during the time I was away ...

Perhaps it's just me, but I think anyone wearing a cowboy hat who's not actually riding the range for a living looks silly ...


It's all part of being the party of the 1% ... and those who believe against experience that it will get them there ...


I should have seen this one coming ...


Me, too ...


If you can explain the arcane mysteries of airline ticket pricing ... and prescription drugs ... please let the rest of us know ... 


Truer now than ever ...


It's good to be the king. Better than being the messenger, anyhow ...


Another one I should have seen coming, especially nowadays ...


Especially in this election year, when a heart seems to serve no useful purpose ... 


Let me hear you say, "Oy!" ...


And that's it for the first edition of Cartoon Saturday for July. Can you believe 2016 is half over? I can't. And we still have to survive four months of useless electoral twaddle and a do-nothing Congress filled with blathering buffoons until the election. I think I need a drink.

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

Bilbo

4 comments:

John Hill said...

Oy!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Oy! Can someone promise to make America great, whole, and not insane?

That is a crock!

Mike said...

One thing that would make the 'cost of the flight' toon better would be if her name was cookie.

Chuck Bear said...

I'll pass on the 5 gallon gloves and the 15 gallon boots. Just sayin'