The Widdershins

Lazy Weekend~Time for Toons

Posted on: October 17, 2020

Good Weekend Widdershins

The countdown to November 3rd continues and it seems that tRump is in full panic mode.  And so is the media.  I cannot tell you how many segments or articles I’ve seen or read that El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago may still pull out a win.  All I can say is if what I’ve seen of long lines for early voting and requests for absentee ballots are any indications, the media is once again spinning things for their own purposes. 

So anyway, speaking of the media let’s take a look at what’s happening in the world of political cartoons.

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Okie doke shinners.  Hope you enjoyed these and take the discussion/comments wherever you wish.


50 Responses to "Lazy Weekend~Time for Toons"

Oops, did the tweet thing twice.


Great toons Fredster, thanks.

@2: Sometimes shadow I think all we can do right now is find a little bit of escapism. Glad you enjoyed them.

@4: I missed the opening and that was about six minutes too long.

I’m just living on ‘toons these days. These were great.

On the nose. So it’ll take a couple of years of being safe before they feel really funny. But great.

@6: Everything old is new again right?

@7, That’s sweet. Thanks for that, Fredster!

Love the toons Fredster! And the tweet at #8 is disturbing, to say the least. The media has also had very little comment on The Mango Moron’s pay to play and tax scandals and the likely fact that Egypt bribed him to the tune of $10 million.

They don’t care about any of that because once he is gone, they know people will consume less of their product. They are still hoping he will win.

@10: There was a CBS reporter who asked Biden about the NY Post article on Hunter and the laptop. Biden got a little short with him and man oh man, members of the fourth estate got all pissy about it.

The story was b.s., they all knew it was b.s. so why even bother to ask about it? That’s just giving credence to the story.

quixote check email.

Maybe you will like this on a slow Sunday afternoon.

@13: LOL, cute!

In a new story NYTimes reports that most reporters at the NY Post wanted to have nothing to do with the Hunter Biden story. The staff writer who wrote it refused to have his name on the byline. Editors asked two other regular Post reporters to be listed as authors and they refused. So they put the former Hannity staffer’s name on it. It was her first story for the Post. The second author they credited had nothing to do with it and only found out her name was on it after the piece was published.

@17: Incredible.

@16: OMG, not messing with her.

Are those on wine bottles on the table in @16? ?? (Those two don’t fit my stereotype of wine drinkers. :S )

What did they think they were doing? Robbing her for the tips she’s carrying? ?? It seems really weird to sit in a restaurant, champing away and drinking yourself silly, and then suddenly get up and start attacking the waiter in full view of everyone.

If anyone has footnotes, explain it to me.

Plus, agree, not somebody to mess with!

@20 quixote> Those might be beer bottles. It doesn’t look like there’s anyone else around. Who knows what they wanted; if they were drunk, it could have been anything.

The way she catches that chair!

This is a tear jerker but is really sweet to see this couple reunited.

A tearful reunion caught on video as a couple reunites after being separated over 200 days due to the pandemic:

@23: Awwww, that was just heartwarming.

The Hamilton parody was AMAZING! And that waitress was amazing.

Went off for a short trip to the mountains and mushroom hunting. Chanterelles! Not that many, and I hope we’ll have continued normal temps in the foothills so the mushrooms will keep fruiting. Also found nearly 5 lbs of lobster mushrooms (Hypomyces lactifluorum). I don’t care for their taste — bland, but the colored portion is a good orangey-sunset colored dye for fiber, so I picked them. Checked my local grocery store and was astounded to see the lobster mushrooms going for $30 per lb! Of course the store probably prices them at 2 x what it pays the vendor, who probably pays the pickers half what s/he gets.

Fredster, last thread — Most of the protest and non-voting people are naive “purists” who can’t foresee the outcome of their choice. Or else they are single-issue voters who ignore all the problems which aren’t their main issue. I’m frustrated and angry with them. They are so impractical.

I second what MB said…

The Hamilton parody was AMAZING!

@26: Most of the protest and non-voting people are naive “purists” who can’t foresee the outcome of their choice.

IOW fucking clueless.

I mean…

@30: Well I agree that we’re tired of hearing about the rona but perhaps if you had handled it correctly from the beginning we wouldn’t have to still be talking about it in stark terms.

But “Fauci and all these idiots”? uh, just no. Should have stopped while you were a little bit ahead.

Forbes is not exactly a bastion of left-wing politics:

@32, Forbes! Hahaha. Waiting for Trump’s “Fake Forbes News” tweets. (snicker)

Teeny iridescent tweety birds!

@34, the bit where they’re taking baths in the rapids!! Squeee!

Who’s going to tell him it’s not Fauci people are sick of?

@35, I kept worrying the hummingbird was going to be swept away!

Here’s another nature vid for all of us who love otters:

@28, They make me furious. WaPo had an article about undecided voters. Yeah, undecided. Gotta wonder if those people are really alive.

Kurt Malz, 61, says people “cannot believe that I’m undecided, and it pisses me off.” A boat salesman in Tampa, Malz voted for Trump in 2016 but has been turned off by his temperament over the past four years. But he distrusts Biden, “a career politician.” He consumes media on the left and right, has voted for Democrats and Republicans — he even voted for Ralph Nader in 2000, in Florida (no regrets). “I believe that I’m intelligent enough,” he says. “I’m asking a lot of questions. There’s a lot of things I don’t like. And I’ve not gotten that aha moment, you know?”

“Intelligent enough.” No, Mr. Malz, you are not.

@38, are we sure his name isn’t Mr Schmalz?

So, for him, an important qualification is that the country be run by a rank amateur. But the Dump is no longer qualified! (by his metric) He’s had four years as a professional politician! He’s at least as tainted. More tainted, actually, since Biden wasn’t President. I’m surprised nobody thought to mention that to this poli sci genius.

@39, quixote, I always wonder at those who want someone “fresh” instead of a career politician. If you were getting an important bridge built, would you want your bridge engineer to be brand new or be someone with experience? (eyeroll)

Whoever’s working the mute switch will be busy on Trump’s mike during the next debate.

The Commission on Presidential Debates said Monday night that it will mute President Trump’s and Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s microphones during parts of Thursday’s presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville. The commission said it will give Trump and Biden two minutes apiece to speak uninterrupted at the start of each segment.

Trump’s campaign has repeatedly opposed the idea of granting the moderator the power to shut off a candidate’s microphone — an idea that has been floated in the aftermath of the first debate, during which Trump repeatedly interrupted and jeered at Biden.

“President Trump is committed to debating Joe Biden regardless of last minute rule changes from the biased commission in their latest attempt to provide advantage to their favored candidate,” Stepien said. He did not provide evidence to back up his accusation that the nonpartisan debate commission favors Biden.

Luna @34, What a beautiful little bird! Oh, I sent you an email.

@38: Similarly a friend texted to say she went to early vote one day last week. She said the line was incredibly long so she waited a day and it was better. She texted “don’t know who’s going to win but we’ll be fine either way”. I replied “Oops doorbell just rang, gotta go”.

@41> I feel like the microphone mute helps Trump. If the public can’t see and hear him be a belligerent a-hole, that only helps him. It may be a crap-show, but it’s better that we see Trump unfiltered in these situations. The 1st debate was a complete catastrophe for him.

@44: OMG, he might do a Kanye/Taylor Swift thing.

@44, DYB, I think you’re right. I’m hoping he’ll have an obvious temper tantrum when his mic gets cut off — shouting, waving his arms, angry snarls — and the cameras catch this. Bet he’ll be loud even unmic’d.

@44 – mmm…do you think he’s calmly going to accept the muting? I think he will melt down and look even more crazed than before. Can you imagine him waving his arms and freaking out? 😀

And speaking of freaking out….heh heh heh. Well-done Joe.

@46 – Luna, we crossed our posts!!

@48, mb, wise minds!

Jeffrey Toobin… I find myself back in Church like a girl. Giggling. I can’t help it. It’s too absurd for my mind to grasp – so my mind snaps into uncontrollable laughter.

Mr. Serious. Mr. Apologetic (we *may* have gone a bit overboard about Hillary’s emails…). Jeffrey, I will send you your brownie points for that moment of “brilliance”.

He’s not Matt Lauer. He’s not Mark Halperin (poor Mika – she really missed him when he was let go – sad face). He’s not like many other sexual predators in the news business (as far as we know he’s not like that).

He’s more in the vein of Charlie Rose I would say. Just super creepy. He “exposed” who he is (and I bet it’s not the first time – it never is). But now everyone knows who he is.

When Maya Angelou said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them”. Yikes. Was she ever right.

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