Monday, May 22, 2017

Watergate & Russiagate Illustrate The Truism That History Doesn't Repeat Itself, But It Does Provide A Monotonous Background Hum

Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) betrayed a smidgen of crap-fatigue in the e-mail that accompanied today's 'toon that focused on the parallels between Watergate (1970s monochromatic panels) and Russiagate (2017 full color panels) in the e-mail accompanying today's 'toon, Tom (Dan) wrote:

Some weeks, I just don't have much more to add. More next time, hopefully!

Dan (aka Tom)

Like Tom (Dan), this blogger is rotten sick of the entire melodrama playing out in DC. Spirits were not lifted with the so-called presidential address delivered yesterday to the assembled heads of state in the Middle East. The orator, reading off the teleprompter screen, sounded like a 4th grader speaking to his class. Yawn. And there you have it, dear reader. If this is (fair & balanced) political ennui, so be it.

[x TMW]
Then And Now
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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