Material Tucker

Republicans, conservatives, right-wing talking heads, MAGAts, goons, and morons are still screaming and howling at President Joe Biden for “allowing” the Chinese Spy Balloon to fly across our nation from Alaska to South Carolina. But by all accounts, President Biden handled the situation in a very presidential manner.

The balloon was not a physical danger to anyone by flying across the nation. The military was more than likely jamming whatever transmissions it was trying to eavesdrop on. There was very little to gain from the aerial images it could have been taking because you can do that with Google Maps. The biggest thing is that it violated our airspace while either conducting espionage or just trying to piss us off.

The balloon was first sighted over the Aleutian islands which is helpful because now a dipshit like high school dropout and spouse of dick flasher to teenage girls in bowling alleys Lauren Boebert knows of the Aleutian islands. But upon first being sighted, it has to be identified and assessed. By the time that’s done, it was probably over Canada. Why didn’t they shoot it down?

When it reentered U.S. airspace, we couldn’t shoot it down because the falling debris could have harmed humans and property. The Defense Department said the falling debris would have a seven-mile radius. Cartoonist Michael Ramirez, who is not a military expert, accused Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin of having “empty space” between his ears. But why? Ramirez and his fellow ilk wanted Austin to shoot the balloon down and put American lives at risk. Of course, if they did shoot it down over someplace like Missouri and it had killed somebody, they would have used that to attack the administration. Jim Gym Jordan would have tweeted, “Why didn’t they wait until it was over the ocean?” I guarantee that.

Republicans have ignored the facts of the situation in order to continue criticizing Biden over this. They’ve claimed the balloon is flying over the U.S. now because Biden is weak and China never would have tried this shit with Trump in the White House, except they did…thrice. They’ve found the best answer to why Trump didn’t shoot down those three spying balloons is to deny it ever happened…but it did.

We found out that the Trump administration didn’t even know the balloons were over U.S. airspace at the time. Now, they can defend themselves with that, “We didn’t know but if we had, we would have shot it down immediately.” But, can you imagine if we found out later that there was a spy balloon over our nation and the Biden administration wasn’t aware of it? Why that would be weakness on the president’s part. But for Trump…IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. But it did.

Some goons have even said if the Chinese spy balloon had flown over Florida, that by golly gee wilikers, Governor Ron DeSantis would have shot it down. I guess that’s safe to say because he doesn’t care about the citizens of his state which means he would endanger them by shooting down a Chinese spy balloon over their heads. Maybe if he’s lucky, it’ll land on Disneyland. But…one of those three Chinese spy balloons that floated over the nation during the Trump presidency (sic) flew over it… I’ll give you one guess, time’s up… fucking Florida. Also, if there’s a book on how to shoot down Chinese spy balloons and it was written by a black guy, it’s been banned in Florida.

Since Republicans can’t legitimately attack President Biden over the balloon thing anymore because he did the right thing, waiting for it to be over the Atlantic Ocean before shooting it down, maybe they can go after him for Madonna’s new face.

Madonna appeared at the Grammys Sunday night with a new look. This was a huge shock because Madonna has only unveiled a new look every year since around 1983. Her look has constantly changed as well as her music. Remember the cones? Remember the gap? Remember the British accent? It’s what she does. One thing I’ve always respected about Madonna is that she would change her look at the height of a current trend.

I’m old so I can remember that her first look was the bubblegum pop Marylin Monroe-type thing she had going on. For reference, check “Desperately Seeking Susan.” She was the hottest thing in the world and then she chopped off all her hair and came out with a very sad depressing song, “Live To Tell.” Do you know what happened? She got bigger. She became an artist.

Did I listen to her music? Not really. I didn’t care for “Borderline,” “Holiday,” “Get Into the Groove,” and I HATED “Material Girl.” I didn’t even care that much for “Live To Tell” or “Papa Don’t Preach.” After that, I got into some of her stuff. I really liked “La Isla Bonita.” I thought “Cherish” was kinda ingenious in the way the last word of a line was the first word in the next line. “Ray of Life” was kinda cool in that she went rave but kept the pop aspect. I loved all the pauses in the guitar riff of “Don’t Tell Me.” Now that’s probably every song by Madonna I like. My point is, I do respect her.

Yes, she’s 64. A lot of people are freaking out over her new look. While some say she should act her age, they’re forgetting one thing. She’s Madonna. This is what she does.

One of my proofers said Madonna changing her looks isn’t something to make fun of and that it’s sexist and ageist. I agree, even while my caricature is making fun of her (and I make fun of everyone I draw). But my shot here is directed more at Fox News and its audience. I don’t have a reason to make fun of Madonna, a 64-year-old woman. From my point of view, Madonna can do whatever the hell she wants. She’s more than earned it.

So I’m surprised President Biden hasn’t been blamed yet for Madonna’s new look. And why not? Everything else they’re using from the balloon to Hunter’s laptop is also made up.

Creative note: My friend and colleague Pedro Molina praised me on Twitter for the caricature of Madonna, saying it’s more of a portrait. That’s high praise coming from an artist such as him.

Music note: Yes, I did listen to some Madonna while drawing this.

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  1. Just to put a spin on they didn’t know when trump was in, I CALL BULLSHIT. NORAD can and does track everything up in the air, right down to screws and nuts from satellites destroyed in space. Space Force stood up under trump and they didn’t tell anyone? Sounds like someone is lying because they said radar will track where the balloon payload falls( screws and nuts). Not into Madonna so she can look anyway she wants. Cheers

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  2. Not a big Madonna fan, but I will listen to her before the crap put out by the so-called pop artist today. Saying that, “Live to Tell” is my favorite song, from the movie “At Close Range”. How can you go wrong with Christopher Walken, Chris and Sean Penn.


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