Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving?????

As Thanksgiving 2016 approaches, Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) is not in a festive mood (nor is this blogger). So, Tom (Dan) offered some words for this dismal time:

Nobody expected Trump to win, not even his own team, and yet here we are. It was difficult keeping up with the onslaught of sheer absurdity during the primary, and it looks like that pace will remain through the Trump administration as well. Just in the last few days we’ve had the Trump U. settlement `51; the President-Elect of the United States paying $25 million to settle a fraud case! But wait, that’s not enough — there’s the sales pitch to foreign diplomats to stay at the new Trump hotel in DC (i.e. soliciting business from foreign agents, which is apparently unconstitutional), as well as the feud with the cast of "Hamilton," and tweeting about "Saturday Night Live" mocking him. Are we going to have a president who continues to weaponize Twitter, siccing his deranged followers on anyone who dares to exercise their first amendment rights? Is our new president going to melt down and demand equal time every time someone laughs at him on television? (I'm not making that up. His "SNL" tweet read, "I watched parts of @nbcsnl "Saturday Night Live" last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show — nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?")

I'm a little more used to the idea of "President Trump" than I was last week. I can almost say the words out loud without choking on them. But right now it feels like my job, for however long it takes until Trump is either impeached or declares martial law, is that of gallows humorist.

In solidarity,

Dan (aka Tom)

One can only imagine a holiday greeting from Il Douche to Whites Only. This will be the mantra of Jim-Crow Douche (aka Il Douche). If this is a (fair & balanced) national disgrace, so be it.

PS: This past weekend, the protests went on and this blogger received a pair of photos of his grandchildren with their parents observing the demonstrators in their downtown from a distance. This blogger will send e-mail to the mom that urges her to refrain from placing those photos on a social media site. It is not impossible that Il Douche has assembled a latter-day Gestapo for "state security." Finally, the blogger wondered how the parents explained a protest demonstration against the POTUS-Elect to the children. Goodbye to innocence.

[x TMW]
*Thankfulness Not Guaranteed
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political blog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Even more recently, Dan Perkins was a runner-up for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.]

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