Tom Toles for October 29, 2020

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    DD Wiz Premium Member over 3 years ago

    2020 has been THE CURSE — the Trumpocalypse, a conflation of:

    • 1918 pandemic

    • 1929 economic crash

    • 1942 concentration camps (for babies w/o parents)

    • 1968 civil unrest

    And some new innovations:

    — unprecedented record climate-driven multi-state wildfires

    — record climate-driven frequency and severity of hurricanes

    — murder hornets

    — national coin shortage (really?)

    — large scale unprecedented migratory bird die-off

    — death of nation’s top civil rights icon (John Lewis)

    — death of the first “rock star” Supreme Court justice icon and pending replacement by a character straight outta “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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    superposition  over 3 years ago

    If the Democrats win effective control of our federal government this November, will this do something to prevent/reverse the erosion of our constitutional democratic republic at the hands of the authoritarians?

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    Concretionist  over 3 years ago

    Another year with idjits STILL trying to tell us that there’s no such thing as climate change. And even if there were, it’s totally natural, so humans cannot possibly fix it.

    It’s still true that it’s too late to avoid the first of the effects, but not too late to avoid the WORST of the effects. But we have to keep plugging away at it, day after day, month after month. Not unlike the folks who are going to live through the pandemic.


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    Tralfaz Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Looking like a record year for voting though, so hopefully we can start putting on the brakes.

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    Old_Curmudgeon   over 3 years ago

    Problems Schmoblems – {4 beats/line}

    Many a problem the pols won’t fix,

    ‘cause plutocrats pay for pols’ politics

    with the expectation // that they’ll NOT serve the nation; … -

    … – that instead, they’ll use rhetorical tricks

    to downplay the hitches // in the schemes to gain riches.

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    FrankErnesto  over 3 years ago

    Fake weather to go with the fake news. Ho, hum. Wake me when my feet get wet.

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    PraiseofFolly  over 3 years ago

    (Take-off, “Blowin’ in the Wind,” Bob Dylan, 1962)

    ”Sowin’ in the Wind”

    How many hills must firemen roam

    Before wildfires they’ve controlled?

    Yes, and how many homes must burn to the ground

    Until every owner’s consoled?

    Yes, and how many fools still say nothing is wrong,

    Climate Change has not taken hold?

    The truth, citizens, is burnin’ in the wind,

    Truth is burnin’ hot in the wind.


    How many times must people look up

    And dark clouds above them to see?

    More sand bags to fill, plywood to nail

    Against storms that blast from the sea?

    Yes, and how many more prayers and thoughts kindly sent

    From those who live in snug safety?

    The truth, citizens, is whippin’ in the wind,

    Tattered truth is whippin’ in the wind.


    How many swells must sweep over the coast

    To flood nearby cities and towns?

    Yes, and how many rivers must crest yet again

    So that each place in a flood zone drowns?

    Yes, and hear once again the officials’ mealy-mouthed words

    That spew like useless vague sounds.

    The answer, citizens, is floatin’ in the flood,

    The answer is barely floatin’ in the flood.


    How many times has Business denied

    That World Climate Change is true?

    Yes, and how many lies have filled media bowls

    To spoon-feed the public false stew?

    Yes, and while tragedies rise and sufferings mount

    The deceptions continue to spew.

    The answer, citizens, is to be voted by you,

    The answer must be decided by you!

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Sounds like a trump campaign speech.. Setting records is trumps thing.. be happy!

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    Radish the wordsmith  over 3 years ago

    Its the only song republicans will listen to, vote their incompetent behinds out of office!

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    Michael G.  over 3 years ago

    Who’re ya gonna believe? The NSWP party, or your own eyes?

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    Bookworm  over 3 years ago

    Other broken records: “the pandemic is over,” “we did a great job,” “what have you got to lose,” “I’m more popular than Abraham Lincoln.”

    And the Beat Goes On! /s

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Here’s another broken record that deserves to be played often, loud, and everywhere:

     Republicans need to cheat to win!

     Republicans need to cheat to win!!

     Republicans need to cheat to win!!!


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    willie_mctell  over 3 years ago

    That’s pronounced duhneers.

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    brwydave Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Mommy, what’s a record?

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    Jody H. Premium Member over 3 years ago

    And the hits just keep on coming….

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    david_42  over 3 years ago

    The coin shortage is just a shortage of coins in circulation. They’re sitting on people’s dressers.

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    Old_Curmudgeon   over 3 years ago


    Democracy Sabotaged – {limerick}

    We’re confronting a bigly barrage

    of actions of sabotage

    in many regards

    by Rightist die-hards

    and perps in Trump’s entourage.

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    wndflower1  over 3 years ago

    and 40% are all for another 4 years of this!!!

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    Old_Curmudgeon   over 3 years ago


    Après-Trump – {1.40 limericks}

    I’ve a queasy feeling

    that my country won’t soon be healing: -

    - since après-Trump

    we’ll continue to flump

    and down the tubes we’ll be reeling,

    ‘cause his fans will remain

    as democracy’s bane.

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    Durak Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Enjoy your retirement Tom, we’re going to miss you. Thanks for being a voice of reason.

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    kentmarx36  over 3 years ago

    After reading these comments about THE ORANGE IDIOT, I’m really depressed.

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    The Love of Money is . . .  over 3 years ago

    Let’s put on a new record next year . . . . something cheerful if only for a day.

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    cupertino jay  over 3 years ago

    we’re the frog never jumps off a lit pot on the stove, the end.

    “stupid is as stupid does”

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    cupertino jay  over 3 years ago

    confirmatory: tom toles retires in two days, nov 1st.

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