Once again, yet again, the category is “Republican politicians who are dumber than a wombat turd.” From an editorial in “The Kansas City Star” about the Kansas governor Laura Kelly’s statewide shelter in place order:
Former Kansas GOP executive director Kris Van Meteren […] pushed Republican lawmakers to try and rescind Kelly’s order in a series of Facebook posts. “Power seized like this will never be surrendered,” he said in a post that called Kelly a “little wannabe tin-cup dictator.” On Sunday, he posted that “this glorified cold bug … smells more and more like a contrived ‘crisis.’ “-—————————————————————————————————————————
That was Sunday. The headline this morning predicted a worse-case scenario of possibly 200,000 American deaths from the virus. (Let’s hope to GOD it doesn’t get even a fraction of that!) Van Meteren could not be reached for comment, being braindead……..
I can’t remember which toon it was on, but some commenter recently posted a long succession of Trump’s lies, idiocies, changes of “mind”, and insanities—only as related to COVID-19, of course! (Otherwise the list would swamp the internet.) I’d be grateful if somebody could post that list here. I’d do it myself, but with the shutdown I have far too much time on my hands to do anything—wait, that came out wrong…….
“Play it softly, with emotion
Dip your bow in Jergen’s Lotion"—Mel Blanc
Nice to know that vaudeville is making a comeback……
I only have the profile of my face in my avatar…..nobody wants to see it full-on!
My personal theory is that it is an all-female version of the musical, “1776” and Phoebe and Dakota would be competing to play John Adams—and Dakota, as we know, is obnoxious and disliked!
Now one of my own jokes, that at least my friends thought was funny: “It’s nice to know that even in these treacherous modern times, there are some things yet that can bring a tear to the eye. A beautiful sunset. A piece by the incomparable Mozart. The squeals of happy laughter from playing children. And, of course, toilet paper commercials………”
Real life COVID-19 humor: I was picking up some ice cream with the rest of the groceries a couple weeks ago, and a man in there told me, “If the world is going to end I’m making sure I’ll be eating ice cream when it does!”
I’ve always liked this quote by Moliere: “The most beautiful expression of a serious moral is most often less powerful than satire; and nothing reforms the majority of men more than the portrayal of their faults. To expose vices to everyone’s laughter is to deal them a mighty blow. People easily endure reproofs, but they cannot at all endure being made fun of. People have no objection to being considered wicked, but they are not willing to be considered ridiculous.”
In a coincidence, I was leafing through one of my Far Side collections yesterday (time on my hands, you know, with the shutdown) and saw that famous “tutored/neutered” cartoon!