Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cartoon Saturday


We are now one full week into the presidency of Donald Trump. Scared yet?

In his first full week in office, President Trump signed 12 Executive Orders on various topics, resulting in deafening silence from a GOP that thundered righteously about "executive overreach" when former President Obama did the same thing; President Enrique Peña-Nieto of Mexico cancelled a planned meeting with President Trump after Trump moved ahead with his direction to build a border wall that he would force Mexico to pay for; the entire senior management level of the State Department resigned on Wednesday* in "the single biggest simultaneous departure of institutional memory that anyone can remember;" President Trump signed an executive order barring entry to the United States to citizens of seven countries - Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, with more** likely to be added later, and stopped the admission of all refugees to the US for four months; and beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore passed away at age 80.

Our new president is all about putting everything American first ... and what could be more American than cowboys, our theme for this week ...

Some people just never get the idea ...


I suppose they buy them at Cowboy Costco ...


You need to have the right apparel for your necktie party ...


Who ya' gonna call? ...


Don't worry ... the GOP will get rid of all those bothersome, job-killingTM
safety regulations ...


I can see where that would be a threat ...


Dangerous crossings ...


Ah ... a classic ruse! ...


And two take-offs on the classic Western stereotype of "High Noon" ...


Cowboy dads can have trouble fitting in their gunfights ...


And with that, this week's Cartoon Saturday rides off into the sunset of a chilly, January-like day here in NoVa.

Have a good day and a great weekend, and come back tomorrow for Poetry Sunday. More thoughts then.

Bilbo

* The official word is that the four individuals did not "quit," but were asked to leave by the new administration, which is "cleaning house" at the State Department.

** Probably including California.

5 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

What a delightful assortment of cowboy cartoons!

John Hill said...

Thanks for the much needed humor after a week of our POTUS clowning around!

Mike said...

In my tie wearing days I found that clipons were worse than regular ties because you couldn't unfasten the collar button. The collar button was the worst part of wearing a tie.

allenwoodhaven said...

Great! Loved the bubble cowboy the most.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for much needed diversion