The Week’s Best Cartoons 1/29

As she always does, TokyoSand has searched high and low to find the week’s best ‘toons for our viewing pleasure.  And as always of late, there is much to inspire the political cartoonists in much the same way that there is much to inspire us bloggers.  This week’s big news, of course, was the announcement that Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring at the end of this term, but there was other news too … Russia’s ominous presence at the Ukrainian border, the Philadelphia bridge collapse, book banning, and of course the continuous partisan bickering in Congress.  So, read on and be sure to go to TokyoSand’s Political Charge blog (link at end of post) to see the rest of the ‘toons!

This felt like a big news week, didn’t it? But it wasn’t all bad. For the first time in way too long, the Democrats have a Supreme Court Justice from the “liberal” wing announcing his retirement while we have a Democratic president and Senate. A fantastic opportunity. And that was reflected in this week’s cartoons. Enjoy!

See all the ‘toons at TokyoSand’s Political Charge!

16 thoughts on “The Week’s Best Cartoons 1/29

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  2. “Russia’s ominous presence at the Ukrainian border”

    Nothing ominous about Russia being present at the Ukrainian border. If you’d care to look at a world map you’ll see both countries share a border. Russia was always there and has nowhere to go. The only ominous presence is is that of NATO personnel and weapons going to be stationed in Ukraine, ominously and dangerously close to the Russian border. NATO is playing with fire here. Despite all the promises and contracts of NATO not expanding eastwards of Berlin … well, you know how trustworthy Americans are. 😦

    And anyway, Lavrov stated repeatedly that they have no interest in the Ukraine. And you know, contrary to the West, Russians don’t lie.And they are not entirely as stupid as western politicians think: They have no use for a bankrupt country with a starving population of Hitler-lovers that hates them. If otoh the fascist bullies are sent from Kiev to the Donbaas to terrorize the Russian babushkas in the area, they’re gonna protect their people. So they’re on high alert and we see more Russian military close to their borders than usual. If I was the Russian defense minister I’d do the same. I mean, who wouldn’t?

    Was the same story with Crimea.The 80-90% Russian population of Crimea didn’t wanna live in a fascist poorhouse any longer and organized a plebiscite and voted for independence. In retaliation Kiev sent numerous chartered trains full with balaclava-wearing bullyboys in direction Crimea. The Russian reaction was swift. They protected the people and proper voting. Kiev had to turn their trains around. And the best is there was no invasion or anything like that. Russian navy always had lots of personnel stationed on Crimea since Sewastopol is the headquarter of the Black Sea fleet. Russia always did and still does pay the land-lease for all the military installations to the Ukrainian govt.

    So what we see in the West right now is panic about nothing, warmongering, disrespect and delusions of grandeur.

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    • I’m well aware of the geography, but Russia has amassed a large number of troops on the border and Putin has not denied that he intends to invade the Ukraine. Plus, he has stated that he intends to stop the Ukraine from joining NATO … now, how is that ‘right’ in anybody’s book?

      Admittedly, I am not as much a fan of Putin as you are, but I see him as a dictator, not a “president” by any stretch of the definition. He has long hoped to rebuild a Soviet-style empire and it is my belief that this is his first step. Still, we can agree to disagree and let’s see what happens next.

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      • Ooookeeee, fuk this is gonna be a long one:

        1. Putin has never stated that he wanted to invade the Ukraine. Which he really really doesn’t wanna do. Would be stupid to invade a a piss poor and very corrupt country full of nazis who hate Russians.

        2. The concentration of troops near the border is a logical reaction to the treat against Donbaas and Donetsk. Those Ukrainian republics are in a vast majority inhabited by Russian residents. The Russians are ready to protect their people when the Ukrainian thugs wanna start a brawl. Which is almost inevitable with all the agents provocateurs among their lines.

        Same thing as happened on Crimea, remember?

        3. Ukraine joining NATO must never happen. America doesn’t want them in NATO, they just pretend so in order to stick the finger to Putin. And it would be highly illegal to invite the Ukraine into NATO. They promised no NATO expension eastwards of Berlin … and now look where we have the NATO. Fukn everywhere! Ukraine – directly at Russia’s doorstep, now that would be a step too far, a step too close for comfort.
        What would you think if Mexico becomes a military ally of China, and Canada stations hundreds of Russian nukes on their territory? Wuldn’t you amass a large number of troops near the borders?

        4. See it as warped as you fancy, Putin is the democratically elected president of Russia. t the end of his legislature period he will be replaced by the next president. And that, so much I can tell you already, won’t be such an intelligent and reasonable man as Putin. For many Russians he’s already too soft. They see him as a pushover.

        I can imagine it quite vividly: The next Russian president’s gonna be an ultranationalist hardliner, moulded after the American blueprint.

        5. Soviet-style empire? Are you still young and impressionable? Who teaches you such shit? Listen, the Russians are no laughing stock, if they wanted to re-instate a SU style empire they could and would do that. Swish- swooosh.

        And as a first step for that goal Putin would invade the Ukraine? Europe’s fascist poorhouse of all the countries he could invade? Again, he’s not stupid, he doesn’t think like an American.
        I will not vouch for his successor though. There are some hotheads in the Kremlin that are patiently and miraculoulsy held back by Putin.

        6. Agree to disagree? Sorry I can’t give you that. That’s as if you would tell me 2+2=5 and ask me to even accept your wrong opinion.
        Jill, you’re such a nice and intelligent blogger but somehow got bitten by some pro-American virus or sumfink.

        We can just hope that the West – and their schoolyard bully Selensky – love their children too and won’t do anything stupid. Don’t enter the bear cave if you can’t handle the repercussions!

        7. Oh and I’m in no way a Putin fan, I hav e a deep disrust towards all world leaders, big and small. But what Putin’s made of a totally broken Russia during his tenure is nothing short of a wonder.

        He ain’t a dictator at all, and even if he wanted to be it’s not necessary.He’s got the respect and trust of his people, he earned his keep. A trait I can’t see in any of the crooked western politicians.


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