The Week’s Best Cartoons 6/11

There always seems to be one topic at the forefront that gets the most attention from the political cartoonists, and this week it is no surprise that it’s the televised hearings of the House Committee that has been tasked with investigating the events leading up to and during the attempted coup on January 6, 2021.  And the second most popular topic, again understandably, is the gun insanity that has swept this nation.  As she does so brilliantly every week, TokyoSand has gone through them and selected the ‘pick of the litter’ for our cartoon viewing pleasure.  Please do click on the link at the end of this post to see all the cartoons, for what I have here is but a small sampling.  Thank you once again, TS!

Here’s how editorial cartoonists covered the start of the January 6th Committee hearings.

be sure to check out the rest of the ‘toons!

Jolly Monday … With BACON!

Good Monday morn, my friends.  The first Monday in June.  My darling daughter reminded me this past weekend that we are almost half the way back to Christmas.  I told her to shut up.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and you’re all revived and refreshed, ready to start another fun week at work!  Well, Jolly and Joyful have been working all weekend on gathering fun ‘toons, memes, and more for your Monday morning dose of humour to start the week out with a grin, a smile, or maybe even a chuckle.  And Joyful has a few treats, so let’s go find out what she’s made this week, and then we’ll head off to find some fun!

First, I came across these memes that seem to have been made just for our bacon lovers, so while you’re munching your crispy slices this morning, take a look at these, Larry, David, Emily, and the rest …

And now on to some ‘toons and memes!

We have a bit of toilet humour we found over at … where else, Phil’s Phun!

And a bit of giffie humour

And I daresn’t end Jolly Monday without a fun critter video …

Well, my friends, I’ve really enjoyed having you come for a visit and Jolly, Joyful and I do hope you found some humour to start your week off on the right foot!  Please remember to share those gorgeous smiles I see on your faces this week, for some people might really need one … you just never know.  Have a safe and wonderful week!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!!!

The Week’s Best Cartoons 6/4

I don’t know how she does it, but our friend TokyoSand over at Political Charge always manages to find the best of the week’s political cartoons.  Not a lot to laugh about these days, folks, but the ‘toons are still awesome and depict our lives with few or no words in a way that lengthy essays cannot do.  Be sure to follow the link at the end to see the many more ‘toons she has chosen this week.  Thank you, TS, for all your hard work!

The same gun debate rages on and on, yet editorial cartoonists find new angles to cover it. I remain, as always, in awe of their talent.

See all the ‘toons at Political Charge!!!

It’s A Jolly ‘N Joyful Sort Of Monday

Good Monday morning dear friends and welcome to another episode of … JOLLY MONDAY, featuring yours truly, and Jolly who is the cartoon/sign/meme-finder, and Joyful, the best cook in the world!  It is our mission to bring smiles to your faces and laughter to your hearts to start the week out on the right foot!  We cannot take responsibility for the rest of the week, but we do our best to start it out with happiness and smiles.  So, grab a snack and a cuppa something and let’s see what sort of fun we have in stock for you today, ‘k?

Help yourselves, folks … I hope there’s enough bacon to go ’round

Hi, it’s me, Jolly!  I thought you might like dese cute pictures I been findin’ … Gwammie fell in love wid da sloths an’ now she wants one!  I’m not sure how da kitties would like dat …

And we’ve got all sorts of ‘toons ‘n memes to make you smile …

Dese signs is funny, don’t you think?

Well, it IS Fox after all …

Today’s cute critter video is sure to bring a smile to your face.  After last week, I think we could all use a dose of love, and these guys’ hearts are filled with love … take a look …

Well, friends, we’re so sad that our time is over, for we always look forward to having you visit us on Monday mornings and the time we have together seems far too short, but alas … we all have things we must do.  Have a safe and happy week out there, my friends, and stop back by if you find yourself needing a hug or an extra slice of bacon!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!

The Week’s Best Cartoons: Tragedy in Uvalde

As you might imagine, the main (only) topic of the ‘toons this week is the horrific mass murder at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers.  And as she does each week, our friend TokyoSand has scanned the news sources and found the best of the ‘toons.  Be forewarned, though … there is no humour here today, only broken hearts, anger, and grief.  Still, the cartoonists have managed to put into a single picture what our own hearts are trying to say.  Please be sure to follow the link at the bottom to see the rest of the ‘toons.  Thank you, TS.

Editorial cartoons are very specific — they respond and react to current events. But what struck me this week as I watched cartoonists share their work on Twitter, was that it was sometimes hard to distinguish which cartoons were drawn in reaction to the Uvalde massacre this week, and which were responding to to previous mass shootings.

The deathly chill that came over me when I realized that most editorial cartoons about gun violence in America are evergreen…

be sure to check out the rest of the ‘toons!

A Few Mini Snippets To Start The Weekend!

Just a few very short snippets de snark today – I’m trying to clear out the detritus from my mind before the start of a 3-day weekend!  Speaking of which … to all my friends in the U.S., be safe and sensible this weekend, okay?  I really don’t want to read about drunken driver crashes or other tragedies because someone felt the need to celebrate a bit too much.

Want to know just how low the GOP is willing to go?  Look no further than the state of Michigan, where the Republican Party is trying so hard to unseat the current Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.  There were initially ten GOP candidates for the position, but five were disqualified in one swoop yesterday when it was discovered that their nominating petitions contained thousands of forged signatures.  Thousands, not a few hundred, but thousands … of forged signatures.  In other words, they couldn’t even get the support of the requisite 15,000 people without lying and cheating!  Two of the five were leading contenders, James Craig, a former Detroit police chief, and Perry Johnson, a wealthy businessman.  Wait … isn’t it the GOP who’s always screaming about ‘fraud’???  Yet another example of Republican corruption, dishonesty, and willingness to do whatever it takes to gain power and wealth … at the expense of We the Taxpayers who keep this country afloat.

Boris Bondarev is a 20-year veteran of Russia’s diplomatic service … or, should I saw ‘was’, for Bondarev resigned his post earlier this week, saying …

“For twenty years of my diplomatic career I have seen different turns of our foreign policy, but never have I been so ashamed of my country as on February 24 of this year. The aggressive war unleashed by Putin against Ukraine, and in fact against the entire Western world, is not only a crime against the Ukrainian people, but also, perhaps, the most serious crime against the people of Russia, with a bold letter Z crossing out all hopes and prospects for a prosperous free society in our country.

I regret to admit that over all these twenty years the level of lies and unprofessionalism in the work of the Foreign Ministry has been increasing all the time. However, in most recent years, this has become simply catastrophic. Instead of unbiased information, impartial analysis and sober forecasting, there are propaganda clichés in the spirit of Soviet newspapers of the 1930s. Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not about diplomacy. It is all about warmongering, lies and hatred. It serves interests of few, the very few people thus contributing to further isolation and degradation of my country. Russia no longer has allies, and there is no one to blame but its reckless and ill-conceived policy.”

As far as I know today, Bondarev remains safe in Geneva, Switzerland for now.  I hope he remains so, given that Putin has made it clear more than a few times that he ‘will not tolerate dissent’.  Our own former guy was the same … couldn’t tolerate any who disagreed with him.  Apparently, it is a trait of small, cowardly ‘men’.

Irma Garcia was one of two teachers murdered in the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, last Tuesday.

Yesterday morning, Irma’s husband, Joe, had just returned to the family’s home after venturing out to leave flowers at a memorial set up for the victims outside Robb Elementary School. He was in the kitchen when he suddenly seized and fell over.  Despite attempts to revive him and keep him alive, Joe Garcia died yesterday of heart failure … or a broken heart💔, more likely.  Yet another casualty of yet another mass shooting.

And just a few ‘toons to start off the weekend …

Hypocrisy Run Amok

Picture a child out playing when she accidentally lands in a huge mud puddle.  She runs into the house crying, “Mommy, mommy, look at me … I’m all dirty!!!”  The mother tries to calm the child saying she will go run bathwater and they’ll get all that ol’ dirt off.  But no … the child screams even louder, “I don’t want no stinkin’ bath!!!”  She’s a child and the word ‘hypocrisy’ has no meaning to her, but that is the exact behaviour we’re seeing from members of one of our political parties today, and they are not children, they are full-grown men and women who ought to be able to see their own hypocrisy, but sadly they don’t.

Take, for example, the infant formula shortage which, by the way, is temporary and is NOT by any definition of the word a ‘crisis’ as some would have you believe.  More than a few times I have heard politicians on the right, as well as their herd of lemmings, blame the shortage on President Biden.  The president had absolutely nothing to do with the shortage, as I have mentioned before, yet the blame is dumped onto his shoulders.  Never mind that the former guy’s isolationist trade policies contributed to the shortage, and never mind that mass quantities of formula were removed from store shelves because two babies died from it.

So, Congress introduced an emergency funding bill to give the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) additional resources to step up inspections and get the product flowing faster from production plant to store shelves.  But guess what?  The Republicans are against it.  Yep, they can whine and bitch about the shortage, but when given the opportunity to help be a part of the solution, they demur.

There are hundreds more examples like this one.  They claim to want to follow the U.S. Constitution to the letter, screaming that women’s rights are not enumerated in the document, but then they totally disregard the 1st Amendment as it applies to ‘freedom of religion’.  They are hellbent and determined to impose a single religion, Christianity, on the entirety of our population.  They claim to support the “right to life”, but then they turn right around and refuse to pass legislation that would help keep people from dying for lack of medical care or lack of food.  And they support the death penalty. And they refuse to even talk about or consider gun legislation that might prevent future school shootings or mass shootings in grocery stores.  SO much hypocrisy in the GOP today that I don’t know where to even start.  Let’s rename the party … instead of ‘GOP’, which once stood for “Grand Old Party”, let’s rename them HOP, or “Hypocritical Old Party”.  Bah Humbug.

Jolly ‘n Joyful Monday!!!

Good Monday morn, my friends, and welcome to Jolly Monday!  Joyful has been in the kitchen for hours preparing some treats for you this morning, and Jolly just got back with a fresh batch of ‘toons to bring about a few laughs.  So, grab a snack and let’s see just how many grins ‘n giggles we can see this morning!

Hi fwiends!  So, I found some funny ‘toons … Gwammie made me put one back, ‘cuz she said it wasn’t propriate for a mixed audience, whatever dat means!  Anyway, I hope you likes da ‘toons!

And we’ve got some funny memes …

And a few fun facts I saw recently …

Well THAT certainly explains some things!!!

And by popular demand, there simply must be a cute critter video to round out Jolly Monday, right?  This one is slightly longer than most I post, but I think you’ll agree that it’s worth it.

Well, folks, we’re so glad you came to spend Jolly Monday with us and we’ve really enjoyed your company.  We hope you have a good week ahead, keep safe, and please do share those smiles, and maybe even a kind word with people you meet.  Times are tough and we could all use a smile and a bit of kindness.  Love ‘n hugs to you all from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!!!

The Week’s Best Cartoons 5/21 by TokyoSand

This week the cartoonists had plenty of material to work with from right-wing conspiracy theories to the temporary shortage of infant formula to the mid-term primaries.  As she always does so well, TokyoSand has culled the cream of the crop for us and I have copied just a few of them here, but be sure to visit Political Charge (link at bottom) for the rest, for there are some real winners there!  Thank you, TS, for all you do!

There are many more over at Political Charge, so be sure to check out the rest of the ‘toons!

Jolly Monday, Evermore

Hi … it’s me, Jolly!  Gwammie will be here in a minute … she’s having a bit of twouble waking up dis morning.  GWAMMIE!!!  Huwwy … our fwiends are here!

Huh?  Wha-wha-who-how???  {yawn}  Oh … heh heh … hi everyone!  Sorry I’m a little late to the party!  These sleepless nights are taking a toll.  So, it’s Monday again already, huh?  Jolly … did you pull together some fun to make our friends smile this morning?  Ohhhhh … what is that I smell?  Something smells really yummy and it’s making my tummy grumble … let’s go see what Joyful has cooked up this morning, shall we?

Since da bacon lovers whinged last week, I made extra this week!

Well, now that we’ve all got a bit of breakfast or snack, Jolly tells me he popped over to Phil’s Phun this morning and found some ‘toons to make us laugh …

Some memes, just in case the ‘toons weren’t enough to make you chuckle …

And we found some funny signs …

This one isn’t funny, but I saw it over at Phil’s and … I just think it says it all … if everyone had this philosophy, the world would be a much nicer place …

And to round out Jolly Monday, naturally we have a cute animal video!  Meet Peaches & Skippy …

Well, friends, that’s a wrap for this Jolly Monday.  We’re so sad to see you leave, but we know you have things to do, places to go, and people to see, so we hope you have a wonderful week ahead.  Keep safe, be happy, and please share those gorgeous smiles!!!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful