I originally planned to include this cartoon in my Jolly Monday post, but changed my mind for two reasons: a) it is of a socio-political nature and I try very hard to keep Jolly Monday upbeat and G-rated, and b) I didn’t want it to be just one of 20 other cartoons, but wanted people to take a closer look, to ponder it for a bit. The ‘toon needs no explanation or commentary from me, so I shall give none.
So here we are back at Monday again, eh? Well, we might as well make the best of it, don’t you think? We’ve got some fun in store for you guys today, so go see what Joyful has on the table, then we’ll move on to some ‘toons ‘n memes ‘n cute critters ‘n stuff!
Thank you, Joyful … this is a lovely spread and I can’t wait to sink my fork into it!
I get a daily email from the National Day Calendar folk, and usually I just look at it, roll my eyes, and delete the email. But today’s was too funny not to share! Today is “Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day”. Yep, you heard that right …
According to the website …
Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day on August 8th offers gardeners a way to rid themselves of extra produce. For some, this day offers a way to rid their garden of an overproducing squash plant. Did you know that zucchini was a fruit? Well, if you’re a gardener, you know this fact already. You also know that zucchini grows in abundance and is ready for harvest in August. Zucchini growers also know that one plant of zucchini allows you to share this wonderful treat!
Zucchini is also incredibly helpful with weight loss. The produce is low in calories, high in fiber, and full of water. As such, when you eat it, your tummy doesn’t feel empty. Hopefully, you are less likely to overeat. If your zucchini produces well, add it soups, salads, and baked goods.
When you receive a zucchini on your porch, savor the delicious squash.
We have just a few animal memes we thought were funny …
And Jolly gets credit for finding today’s cartoons …
For the bacon lovers out there, we found these just for you!!!
And just a few memes to round things out …
Well, my friends … wha-what is it, Jolly?
OH … so I did! Well … let me see if I can find … oh yeah, here it is! You will laugh watching the man trying to teach the goose to fly!!!
And as I was saying … the time has come for us all to get on with our business of the day, but I want you to know we really enjoyed spending this time with you! We hope you have a great week and please, share the smiles … come back for more if you need to, for they’ll be here all week long! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!
Since yesterday I posted two real downers … Hiroshima/Nagasaki/nuclear arms, and Viktor Orbàn teaching authoritarianism to the GOP, I thought to start today with a bit of humour … political cartoons that combine seriousness of purpose and humour! Thanks to TokyoSand for doing the hard work and finding the best of the lot! Naturally, one of the main topics on the cartoonists minds this past week was the vote striking down a ban on abortion in Kansas, so let’s start there! (Be sure to follow the link at the end to view the rest of the ‘toons over at Political Charge!)
Well, ol’ Alex Jones, America’s #1 conspiracy theorist, finally had his day in Court and … it did not go well for Jones! I was going to write about it, but Clay Jones (no relation to Alex!) of Claytoonz has done it far better than I could have, and he even has a cartoon! Thanks, Clay — great job as always!
If you’re a gaslighting conspiracy theorist with a national platform spreading bullshit that defames, libels, and tears apart democracy, you better have good lawyers. Alex Jones, fortunately for the rest of us who hate lies, conspiracy theories, and bullshit, does not have good lawyers.
Alex Jones is a conspiracy theorist as it’s his business. He knows the bullshit he’s spreading is fake. Conspiracy theories are his business but lying is his nature. He’s also not intelligent enough to get away with it. Yesterday, Alex Jones was busted during cross-examination of not just being a liar, but of withholding evidence. And, the revelations came from his own legal team. Oopsies.
Jones (no relation to yours truly) is currently defending himself from defamation lawsuits brought by the families for lies he had spread about the 2012 school shooting. For years, he’s been telling lies that the shootings never happened. From his conspiracy…
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I’ve got a load of snark I need to get rid of, for it’s keeping me awake nights and spoiling my appetite for food! So, you know what that means … SNARKY SNIPPETS!
Okay, folks … so everyone wants to talk about the price at the pump, eh? Well, I’m pretty fed up with hearing the constant egging on of angst by certain Republican politicos who are all too happy to lay the blame at President Biden’s doorstep, even though they know where the blame actually lies. This snippet from the July 29th edition of the New York Times tells you everything you need to know about why the price of fuel is so high …
Exxon Mobil and Chevron, the two largest energy companies in the United States, said on Friday that profits rose to record levels in the second quarter as they continued to reap the benefits of soaring oil and gas prices.
Exxon reported income of $17.9 billion for the three months through June, more than three times what it earned in the same quarter a year ago. Revenue at the energy giant jumped to $115.6 billion, from $67.7 billion a year ago. Chevron’s performance was similar, with profit more than tripling to $11.6 billion as sales rose to $65 billion, compared with $36 billion a year ago.
Coming after oil prices nearly doubled from a year ago, the results were expected, but Exxon and Chevron still beat analysts’ predictions for profits in the quarter. The results mean that five of the biggest Western oil companies — including Britain’s BP and Shell, as well as France’s TotalEnergies — are likely to have generated some $60 billion in earnings for the second quarter.
Next time you fill your car up or pay your electric bill, you know who the real thief is.
Atlanta’s Midtown Music Festival is an annual event held at the city-owned Piedmont Park. The festival was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to Covid, so music fans were excited about this year’s festival, scheduled to take place in mid-September. But no more. The event has been cancelled yet again, but this time because of guns. In the past, guns have been banned at the event, but now organizers are told that it is against the law to ban guns at any event held on public land. According to Bloomberg …
In May, a gun rights activist wrote the Atlanta City Law Department demanding that the festival’s permit be yanked unless it rescinded the weapons ban in accordance with state law. And a state Supreme Court ruling in April on a different public space made Live Nation’s legal right to ban guns at the festival questionable.
Democratic candidate for governor, Stacey Abrams, running against the Republican incumbent Brian Kemp, said the cancellation will cost the city $50 million and have untold consequences for local businesses who benefit from the festival.
I am glad to see the festival cancelled, if only because it sends a strong message to lawmakers that the proliferation of guns is not in the best interest of the people of this nation.
To the best of my knowledge, none of my readers hail from the state of Arizona, but just in case you know someone in that state … let me tell you a bit about the Republican candidate running for Secretary of State, Mark Finchem. Back in February, Finchem claimed that Covid does not exist (ho hum, yet another QAnon cultist) and worse, that everyone who received the vaccine would be dead within two years as a result of the vaccine that he refers to as a “bio-weapon”.
Finchem, who is polling well ahead of his primary opponent, Beau Lane, signed onto a resolution urging Congress to accept Trump’s fake electors in Arizona, and he attended the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, actions that helped him land Trump’s endorsement in this race. He has also previously associated himself with the Oath Keepers, an anti-government militia, and supported the QAnon conspiracy theory. Just the sort of guy we need overseeing the 2024 election … NOT!
And on that note, I will leave you with a bit of (dark) humour. Ol’ Margie Greene wants to be Trump’s running mate in 2024! I had to laugh … please, Donnie, if you do run (which I hope never happens), pick Margie! She’s sure to doom his campaign even worse than Sarah Palin doomed John McCain’s back in 2008! Says Margie …
“I defend him all the time. I swear I would fight for that man because he fought for us and that’s the kind of president we need back, and if he were to ask me of course, I would be honored.”
Perish the thought.
And how ’bout a ‘toon or two?
Ahhhhh … so it’s Monday yet again, is it? Didn’t we just have a Monday a few days ago? They fly back ’round too darned fast! But, if it’s Monday, then at least I get to spend some time this morning with my dear friends, so that makes it all worthwhile! C’mon in where it’s cool and I hope you’ll enjoy what Joyful and I have been cooking up this morning to fill your bellies and start the week off right! David … please stay away from the lobster and the shrimp, but feel free to feast on the lamb chops, steak, potatoes, and of course the BFG!!!
And now that you’ve got some munchies, let’s start out with a few puns …
We found a bit of new ‘toilet humour’ over at Phil’s this week …
My friend Cheryl sent me this funny animal video a few days ago …
Well, my friends … I hope you’ve enjoyed our time together as much as I have! Jolly Mondays always go by so fast, don’t they? We hope you have a great week ahead and that you will share those gorgeous smiles with friends, co-workers, and strangers … we all need lots of smiles these days! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!
A bit of humour to brighten your afternoon!
Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny Kemp.. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home and abroad.
Be careful what you say in public.
A young Minister about to deliver his first sermon asked the advice of a retired minister on how to capture the congregation’s attention.
“Start with an opening line that’s certain to grab them,” the old Minister told him.
“For example: ‘Some of the best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman.'”
He smiled at the young Ministers shocked look before adding, “She was my mother.”
The next Sunday the Minister nervously clutched the pulpit rail before the congregation and stated, “Some of the best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman.”
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Some days da snark just keeps on comin’ …
Oh da bigotry!!!
Doug Mastriano is hoping to become the next governor of Pennsylvania. He is a QAnon supporter and was also identified as a key figure by the House Jan. 6 committee in their investigation into the Capitol insurrection and efforts to overturn the 2020 election. He spent over $3,000 to bus more than 100 Trump supporters to Washington on January 6th to be part of the attempted coup, and he himself was photographed crossing police barricades at the Capitol that day. This alone shows Mastriano is not a very nice dude. But read on …
Earlier this year, he apparently hired a consultant, a man named Andrew Torba, who is the founder and CEO of “Gab”, a right-wing social media outlet. Here is what Torba had to say earlier this month to some criticisms of Mastriano by two conservative journalists, Ben Shapiro who is Jewish and Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report …
“We don’t want people who are atheists. We don’t want people who are Jewish. We don’t want people who are, you know, nonbelievers, agnostic, whatever. This is an explicitly Christian movement because this is an explicitly Christian country. Ben Shapiro is not welcome in the movement unless he repents and accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior.”
I’m gonna say this once again, for obviously some people like Mr. Torba need to hear it. The United States of America is NOT an “explicitly Christian” country!!! Never has been, and hopefully never will be! This is a secular nation where people of ALL religions and people of NO religion are equally welcome! What the Sam Hell is so difficult to understand about that??? If the good people of Pennsylvania somehow elect this jackass Mastriano to be their next governor, all I can say is they will get what they deserve!
Mastriano is running against Democrat Josh Shapiro. Currently, Shapiro is ahead in the polls, but only by about a 1% margin … far too close for comfort.
For once, a bit of good sense in the GOP?
Censuring seems to be quite popular these days in the Republican Party. What does it take to be censured by the GOP? The clear-cut one seems to be speaking against Donald Trump. Earlier this year, both Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger were censured by the GOP for their honesty, their willingness to put the country above their political party. What this means is that both were stripped of any committee assignments they may have held, but that’s okay … it gives them more time to spend working with the January 6th committee toward ultimate justice.
Both have paid a high price in their careers for their place on the committee, their choice to do the right thing. Adam Kinzinger decided early on that he would not run for re-election in November. Ms. Cheney remains in the race, but with zero support from her party, she faces an uphill battle. Also, a year ago Ms. Cheney was censured by the Wisconsin GOP for her vote to impeach Trump in his 2nd impeachment.
However, there might be a bit of common sense or ethical thought processes in the Illinois GOP. A group of Republican state legislators and trumpists have called on the Illinois GOP to censure Congressman Adam Kinzinger for “incendiary language, wild exaggeration and personal opinions” during the House select committee’s hearings. But … GOP governor candidate Darren Bailey, who’s backed by Trump, and Illinois Republican Party President Don Tracy are ignoring the request! Bailey and Tracy issued statements …
“The Illinois GOP is focused on uniting the party to defeat Gov. Pritzker in November and make Illinois a safe and affordable place for people to live. That’s what Republicans are rallying around. That is our priority.”
Did they say, ‘uniting the party’??? Well, whatever their reasons, it’s a sign of hope that perhaps the grip Trump has had on the GOP is being loosened, perhaps they’ve seen that his “my way or the highway” manner is not the way to win friends and influence people? We can only hope.
Well, folks, I’ve got more snark, but I’m running out of time, so I’ll wrap it up here and save da snark for another day! Meanwhile … just a few ‘toons …
Good Monday morning, my friends! I bet you guys just can’t wait to dive into another week at the salt mines … or wherever you work! My poor daughter is the head of her department at work and 7 of her staff have called off this weekend – all tested positive for Covid! I told her I’d fire every one of them, for no doubt they’ve been going around without masks, not taking any precautions. She said it’s probably a good thing I’m no longer a manager … she’s probably right, for the older I get, the less tolerance I have for stupidity. But anyway, since it’s Monday, let’s start the week with something to make us smile, or maybe even chuckle, shall we? Let’s start by checking out what Joyful has been up to in the kitchen … something sure smells good!
Jolly says he’s still working on the ‘toons, so let’s start with a few sunny fighns … I mean, funny signs!
Joyful came across some cute/funny animal memes recently …
I just had to share this one meme with you guys …
And last, but never least, it’s time for a cute critter video!
We really hope you’ve found a few smiles here, and that you’ll share them with others as you go through the week and see people without one! Keep safe and have a great week, friends! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!
It seems that these days the political cartoons are darker … but then, so is our political environment, so I suppose it’s natural. At any rate, once again TokyoSand has culled some of the best from this past week … a week in which there was plenty of material, from the Secret Service supposedly erasing their text messages from January 5th and 6th, to Steve Bannon being found guilty of ‘Contempt of Congress’, to Thursday’s January 6th committee hearing that revealed much, although the cartoonists, understandably, seized on Josh ‘yellow-belly’ Hawley’s frantic escape! Be sure to click the link at the bottom to see the rest of the ‘toons! Thank you, TS, for gathering the cream of the crop for us every week!