Monday, July 24, 2017

Today's Secret Message: Follow The -Money- Gold

Along with yesterday's e-mail bringing today's TMW 'toon, Tom/Dan wrote:

Hey all,

So this is the week that I am traveling to Ireland, to speak at the Galway Arts Festival. I was a guest there in 2003, during the early years of the Bush administration, and now that we have an even more terrible president, I guess they decided it was time to check in with the political satirist again. It was a great experience last time and I’m looking forward to going back; I hope they let me back in the US afterwards though.

Anyway I’m posting this before I leave, and hoping that this cartoon is generic enough to get me through the week. As I wrote last week, it’s a challenge getting even slightly ahead on my work in the era of Trump, when things can change dramatically in the course of a few hours.

More next week, including a report from the Emerald Isle!

Until then,

Dan (aka Tom)

And so, the intrepid 'toonist is away to Ireland (Eire) while the rest of us suffer through more dismal days. In any event, the 'toonist focused on Traitor Trump's affinity for all things golden — from showers to statuary — and bizarre relationships. In today's "This Modern World," Traitor Trump turns from the Russian Mob to visitor/alien contacts with the White House. The parallel is clear, Traitor Trump will betray this country in the blink of an eye to gain access to the gold that is Russian Mob money to be laundered through the Traitor's real estate holdings. In the 'toon, Traitor Trump betrays the US by turning every man, woman, and child over to the cannibalistic alien in return for more golden statues than Traitor Trump can count. If this is a (fair & balanced) allegory of total treason, so be it.

[x TMW]
Aliens Contact Trump
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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