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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Looney Tunes world of politics

As children, we thought the 21st century would be like "The Jetsons." Flying cars. Robots. Two-hour workdays.

Turns out, we live in Acme Acres.

Those Warner Brothers cartoons nailed it.

Rick McKee inspired this post. That's Rocky. The gangster. As I recall, Bugs Bunny pointed a carrot at him like it was a gun. Mugsy laughed. Bam.

The press corps is Wile E. Coyote. Everyone says that. For once, everyone is right.

Knot heads.

Which leads to Kellyanne Conway.

Meep meep.

Then there is Nancy Pelosi.

She is getting very angry.

And Sean Spicer.

Hard to dislike Elmer Fudd. I think he stays in the picture.

Only one choice for Hillary.

Actually, Witch Hazel is cuter.

Couldn't find a suitable Warner Brothers character for Mike Pence. Borrowed Race Bannon from Hanna-Barbera.

That's a cliché, but it works.

Back to Looney Tunes for Steve Bannon.

Could not get Sam Sheepdog to move. Fitting.

Then there is Mitch McConnell.

OK, Sylvester has a bigger chin.

Chuck Schumer.

That also works for his cousin, Amy. A two-fer.

Paul Ryan is pretty obvious.


And would you not like to do this to John McCain?

I would.

Maxine Waters is ready for her next appearance on CNN.

She is in a good mood.

Jake Tapper will interview her.

Real hard-hitting journalist.

Just like Wolf Blitzer.

Trump, of course, is Bugs Bunny.

He's a wheeler dealer.

And a diplomat.

But handling Kim Jong-Un will take some doing.

I'd like to end with "That's All Folks," but it ain't over till the Fat Lady sings in front of The Wall.

Caution: Readers occasionally may laugh out loud at the media as they read this account of Trump's election.

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  1. Saturday morning cartoons are gone and that is really sad. There were actually a lot of lessons for kids to learn from them. Some showcased morals, some showed the law of unintended consequences, some taught you how to get along with others, and all in amusing settings with funny characters. Perhaps not showing Saturday morning cartoons goes a long way to explaining the current lack of moral clarity in the new generation. Oh, well. Tine to grab some dinner. Where's my Hasenpfeffer? - Elric

  2. Congrats Don

    Too funny and yet too true !!

    There must be a good reason why so many visit this site regularly.

    About 7 million plus reasons and counting.

    Sam C

  3. This ties in nicely with your piece.

  4. The catchphrase of the entire Left re Trump is that line of Bugsy's: "I don't know how yas done it but I know yas done it!"

  5. Of course you know, THIS means War! (I'm still a Loony Toons fan mid point of my 7th decade.) For a birthday present my son recorded an entire VCR of WB cartoons sans all advertising. I would come here more often, but it makes my sides hurt.