Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cartoon Saturday


It's spring, and in spring a young man's thoughts turn to ... well ... usually they turn to thoughts of love*. Nowadays, they turn to thoughts of what the hell is Trump going to do next?.

A hopelessly fractured Republican party failed to pass it's replacement for the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") despite control of both branches of Congress and the White House, and Mr Trump immediately blamed everyone but himself for the debacle; Chuck Barris, creator of TV's legendary "Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died in Hollywood at age 87; in testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, the director of the FBI stated flatly that there was no evidence of truth in Mr Trump's accusation that former President Obama had wiretapped him during the presidential campaign; in the last five months, eight prominent opponents of the Putin regime, including five diplomats, have either been murdered or died of "natural causes;" and a man suspected of being a radicalized British citizen used a car and a knife to murder four people and injure more than 50 others in London.

Since Mr Trump appears to believe in government by Twitter and innuendo, in 140-character increments, I thought it would be appropriate this week to feature cartoons about social media in general, and Twitter in particular.

Could there have been a medieval Twitter based on carrier tweets? ...




One wonders if things might have been different with social media on the Ides of March ...


Oddly enough ...


Social media noir ...


This may be the ultimate outcome of the bromance between Mr Trump and Mr Putin ...


The Trump approach ...


Sadly, I can see this ...


When the time comes, I imagine this is how Mr Trump will choose to go ...


Truth ...


And there you have it for this week's Cartoon Saturday. If you are in despair over the state of what passes for governance in Washington, I hope I've managed to brighten your day a little bit.

Agnes and I will be headed to the teeming megalopolis of Midlothian, Virginia, today to cheer for our granddaughter Leya as she participates in another rock climbing competition. Not the sort of "on the rocks" I usually go for, but we grandparents do what we must.

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

Bilbo


* "In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove; / In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love." (Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "Locksley Hall")

4 comments:

John Hill said...

Another fine collection, Bill.
(Which is way better than a collection bill.
Yes, punctuation matters!)

Gonzo Dave said...

Midlothian - I know where that is! It's right past Bon Air (where I grew up and graduated from high school)!

Mike said...

The nuclear option!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

What would Custer have twittered at the Little Big Horn? Oh S***!