I don’t know about you guys, but I seem to be stuck in a rabbit hole filled with darkness and ugly creatures who invade my waking hours and my dreams. Can we fast-forward to next spring? Anyway, today I have only two little snarky snippets to share with you … two is enough for now.
You can fly but you cannot eat???
I’m confused. Yeah, I know, that seems to be pretty much a chronic state for me these days but bear with me a minute. The headline reads …
Airline pilots ramp up pressure in pay talks as air travel booms
Huh? Say WHAT??? I’m listening to an endless string of whiners saying they can’t afford to fill their tank up, can’t afford to buy food, wah wah wah … but air travel is booming? So … is this some alternate universe or … are the whiners unable to afford fuel and food because they spent their entire August pay on tickets to … Hawaii? Paris? Mozambique?
Personally, given the cost to the environment of a single 747 taking off, flying across the pond, then landing, I’d vote to shut the airline industry down! The only people with a valid reason to fly right now are those who are traveling for family emergencies … a dying relative or to rescue a family member from a bad situation. Those who just want to lie on the beach or play the tourist somewhere in Europe can stay home for now!
If air travel is booming, then obviously the average Joe isn’t hurting from the effects of inflation and rising prices nearly as much as his whining would have us believe. So Joe … shut the f*ck up, and when you get back from your vacation on the Italian Riviera, perhaps you can have a few dollars left over to donate to the homeless, eh?
It’s the guns, stoopid …
The average Joe who is a registered Republican is not college-educated and not always politically savvy. That is not intended as an insult, but a statement of fact. And thus, he/she is more likely than some to play ‘follow the leader’ … in other words, to believe what he is told by those in his circle who speak the loudest. So, when the Republican politicos yell loudly and often that “CRIME” is the biggest problem this nation has, most Republican voters believe it.
It isn’t the worst problem we have, nor even in the top five, but for the purpose of this discussion, that is neither here nor there. Let’s assume, just for a minute, that “CRIME” is in the top five worst problems facing this nation. Now … let me ask you … with what tool are most non-white-collar crimes committed?
Very good! You get a gold star ⭐! Yes, guns are the tool that is most often used to commit crimes such as murders, robberies, murders, kidnappings, murders, etc. And yet … how does it make sense that the Republicans in and out of office propose more guns and shun legitimate gun regulations? They are all for handing out guns without licensing requirements to any, including those previously convicted of domestic abuse and other violent crimes! It’s like someone saying they hate strawberries but devouring the entire strawberry shortcake!
The logical question to ask a Republican who is running on the basis of crime rates, “And how do you plan to reduce the number of guns in the hands of civilians in this country?” Ask … go ahead … ask Kari Lake or Mehmet Oz or if you’re really ready for a few laughs, ask Herschel Walker that question and watch the spittle run down their chins as they struggle for a response!
And here are a few ‘toons I’ve been gathering over the recent weeks …