Monday, April 16, 2018

A Suggested Solution For The Current Occupant Of The Oval Office In Search Of A Solution To His Major Problem Inspired By Hearing A White House Employee Humming "You Are My Sunshine"

Along with today's 'toon, Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) wrote:

Good lord, what can I even say about this week’s news cycle? (Maybe that should be cycles, plural, since the average news cycle lasts about an hour or two these days, before something new and even weirder comes along.) I wrote two cartoons this week — the other one is about Michael Cohen, and will probably run on The Nib, because I wanted to get this one out before Mueller actually *is* fired. And of course, there’s everything else that happened in the last few days: Rosenstein’s firing seems imminent; Cohen was apparently in the habit of recording his conversations; a doorman claims he was paid $30,000 in hush money regarding a rumor that Trump has a lovechild; we learned from the Comey book that Trump was obsessed with disproving the pee tape rumors (ironically re-igniting them once again); Trump called Comey a “slime ball”; Trump tweeted that an attack on Syria “could be very soon or not soon at all!”; Trump attacked Syria; and on and on. Pity the poor weekly cartoonists, trying to keep our heads above water in this constant hurricane of news. We’re way beyond having “so much material” — any topic we choose is either outdated or forgotten within a few days.... Until next week, assuming we make it through another week in Trump’s America....


The ellipsis prior to the closing ("Until next week) indicates an blogtorial decision to omit a personal account of a a meetup between Dan/Tom and a pair of cartoonist buddies. Since this blogger didn't recognize the names, the personal note was deleted because it had nothing to do with today's 'toon. In the meantime, today's 'toon ventures that the current occupant of the Oval Office could solve his Mueller difficulties by putting the Special Counsel on a NASA rocket with a landing on the Sun. So far, in real life, there only has been the usual tweeting about the wrongful implications of collusion with the Russians... yada yada yada. If this is (fair & balanced) news-ennui, so be it.

[x TMW]
Firing Mueller
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 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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