Prime Minister

Birther in the UK


Rishi Sunak is set to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. While many are celebrating that he’ll be the first nonwhite person to lead the four nations, he’s still a Tory with the same Tory policies that put the UK into a greater recession than the U.S. is experiencing, torpedoed the London stock exchange, and limited the last PM to 45 days.

Sunak is promising his focus will be “stability and unity,” which is similar to what Liz Truss said at the start of her brief era as PM.

Sunak, who is the son of Indian refugees, is the former chancellor of the Exchequer (the bank account into which public monies goes into, or something like that) and the third PM in the last seven weeks. At 42, he’s also the youngest PM in two centuries. And once again, the public didn’t have a say in who their next PM will be.

The United Kingdom needs a new election for Parliament. If the new PM calls for one, you can be pretty sure the Conservative Party (Tories) will lose the majority and Labour will set the agenda, and Sunak will be out. I don’t expect him to call for one anytime soon.

Before all this takes place, current PM Liz Truss has to visit Buckingham Palace to formally stand down. Then, Sunak will meet with King Charles who will ask him to form a government. This will be the second time within two months the King has had to do this. This is seriously going to crimp into the King’s cricket schedule. And right when you finally learn someone’s name, they’re out.

No word yet if any MAGA Tories have asked to see the next PM’s birth certificate.

By the way, in case you forgot: There is no defense for birtherism. It’s racist.

Music note: I listened to a lot of Beach Boys while drawing this.

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Heads of Boris


There’s actually a movement within the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom to replace Liz Truss with Boris Johnson, the former Prime Minister who Liz Truss replaced. Unfortunately for Boris, if he wants the job, even the Tories probably don’t suffer the kind of memory loss that afflicts American voters.

If you are an American voter, then 45 days is probably long enough to forget that Donald Trump and Republicans tried to overturn an election they lost after destroying the economy and gaslighting a virus that killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. Within a year of Trump and Republicans losing power, voters in Virginia gave power to Republican Glenn Youngkin forgetting that Republicans don’t care about democracy, personal freedom, and don’t really have any solutions to anything, except ideas that are very similar to the ones that got Liz Truss tossed after 45 days.

The majority of Americans are pro-choice and disagree with the Supreme Court giving states the power to ban abortion. And within six months of losing abortion as a constitutional right, American voters are about to return Congress to the party that took that constitutional right away from them, and while many Republicans are talking about banning abortion nationally. Are we stupid or what?

Donald Trump’s biggest legislative achievement was to give himself a tax cut. How’d that trickled-down help you out? It didn’t. After 40 years of this shit without any proof it works, conservatives are still pushing it. Liz pushed it until it pushed her out of office.

George W. Bush gave the rich a tax cut while increasing the deficit to fund two wars. Donald Trump gave the rich a tax cut while also increasing the budget, partly to pay for his stupid racist border wall. Now there are rumors that if Republicans retake the House, they’ll go for more tax cuts for the rich that they’ll try to offset by making budget cuts to… wait for it… Medicare and Social Security. But what are they talking about? Crime, “open borders,” inflation, gas prices, transgenders, Critical Race Theory, and woke.

What are the Republicans’ plans to battle crime, “open borders,” inflation, gas prices, transgenders, Critical Race Theory, and woke?

First off, the borders are not open. Transgenders are not a problem. Critical Race Theory isn’t a thing in public schools. And woke? They can’t even tell you what that is. But what about battling that other stuff, crime, inflation, and high gas prices? They don’t have any plans. Ask them. It’s like asking them what’s in Hunter’s laptop. They don’t know.

The only plans Republicans have for when they return to power is to conduct multiple investigations and public hearings into bullshit and impeach President Biden. What do they have to impeach the president on? Nothing. That’s what they’re gonna use all those hearings for, to try to find something.

The Brits may be dumb enough to put conservatives in power, but they’re not dumb enough to give the PM job back to Boris. Unfortunately, we’re dumb enough to give Congress back to the GOP and maybe even dumb enough to give the White House back to Trump.

Americans are about to make a huge mistake our British cousins are smart enough to avoid.

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Liz v. Lettuce


I didn’t know what I was going to draw this morning and sat at my drawing table with my iPad open while I considered my options. I had already created and dated the canvas I was going to draw on in Procreate, but I just didn’t have the idea yet. I considered using an idea I wrote last week for CNN, which I really like, but thought maybe a few other issues should take precedence, like the war in Ukraine. Of course, my TV was on during this.

My TV was on mute and saw a live feed of a podium sitting outside 10 downing street with “Breaking News: Liz Truss to address nation,” or something like that. I thought to myself, “What does she have to say?” I turned my head from the TV to look at the empty canvas again because that always works to inspire an idea (sarcasm), and when I looked back, a new breaking news headline was on the TV. LIZ TRUSS RESIGNS.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Liz Truss gave her resignation speech and I missed it. How long was I staring at that blank canvas? Not long. I blinked and I missed it.

Liz Truss was PM for 45 days. She was elected by the Conservative Party, not the voters of the UK. It’s kinda like here in the USA with the Supreme Court. One party picks a horrible fundamentalist fucknut zealot who the majority of the nation truly despises to sit on the highest court in the land for the rest of his or her life. At least the UK can shitcan their PM. We are stuck with SCOTUS judges for 30 years or so.

During her time as PM, she oversaw the tanking of the UK economy and made moves that derailed the nation’s stock market. She was a total disaster. Even the Queen died during her term. I know Liz Truss didn’t kill the Queen, but Elizabeth II waited 96 years for Liz Truss to take over before she died.

In the speech that I barely missed, Truss said she could “no longer deliver the mandate” upon which she had set out her stall, and spoke to King Charles III before resigning.

What mandate? The Conservative Party mandate? She won the slimmest majority from her own party to win the leadership position, which represents just 0.4 percent of the 47 million eligible UK voters. One problem with conservatives, in the UK and USA, is that they think 0.4 percent is a mandate. This is some real Mitch McConnell shit here.

Right now, a head of lettuce would probably win a larger “mandate” than Liz Truss.

The Daily Star, a right-leaning UK tabloid, bought a head of lettuce. With an average lifespan of ten days, the lettuce was placed against Liz Truss on the Star’s front page on October 14 in a competition to see which would last longer. It’s been six days. The lettuce won. In fact, the lettuce still has about four days left. You can still make a BLT with it which is more useful and purposeful than Liz Truss’s tenure as UK Prime Minister. Maybe we should throw some croutons at Truss and see what she can do with them. Personally, I find croutons useless, so they’d be perfect with Liz Truss.

Liz Truss will be replaced once again by the Tories in about a week. Just 45 days ago, they thought Liz Truss was their best option. Looking at who they have to pick from in the Conservative Party, the United Kingdom might be better if they go with the head of lettuce.

Oh, hey. Can we replace Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Amy Coney Barrett with heads of lettuce? Lettuce is less zealotry.

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Boris Baby


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Boris Johnson is the new prime minister of the United Kingdom and not the “United Kingston” as Ivanka Trump tweeted. The Princess of Nepotism underscores just how much we have in common with our greatest ally, and that is stupid, narcissistic, racist leadership that may destroy our countries.

And the two leaders, Trump and Johnson, have a lot in common. They were both born in New York City and wear bleached dead wombats on their heads. They’re both liars, Boris lost a newspaper job for plagiarism and even lied about Brexit which helped lead to its passing. Trump lied about Brexit too, claiming he stood in Scotland the day before Brexit predicting it would pass, but the fact is, he was in Scotland the day AFTER Brexit passed, predicting it would cause the collapse of the European Union, something he and Vladimir Putin would rejoice over.

As The Guardian compares them, “Both are loudmouthed man-children, with a history of adultery and other scandals, whose professional success is a combination of immense privilege, unscrupulous opportunism, and relentless self-promotion, all happily promoted by a complicit environment.”

Both are bigots. Just last week, Trump told black women to “Go back to where you came from.” In the past, Boris has referred to Africans as “pickaninnies” with “watermelon smiles,” to writing in a column for The Daily Telegraph that Muslim women wearing burqas look like “mailboxes,” “bank robbers” and “letter bombers.” He’s referred to gay men as “tank-topped bumboys” and female Labor MPs as “hot totties.”

Another thing they have in common is that they were both put into office by a minority of the population. Boris actually has a smaller mandate than Trump, who won roughly 46% of the popular vote, coming in behind Hillary Clinton by nearly three million votes. Boris was chosen by the membership of the Conservative party, which accounts for roughly 0.2% of the British population. Boris’ electorate is actually older and whiter than Trump’s. Both men will refuse to be leaders of their entire nations and will cater to just their base, which is racist white people.

Trump ran for president promising to build a wall on the southern border and Mexico would pay for it. Boris lied with a xenophobic strategy as well during the Brexit campaign, claiming Turkey would join the European Union and become a back door for Syrian refugees to enter the UK. Then, he promised to build a wall on the French border and make Syria pay for it (I made that part up).

Both men are prone to attack the physical appearances of others despite the way they look. Trump insulted then-presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s face, called Rosie O’Donnell “fat” and “ugly,” and even called a winner of his Miss Universe pageant “Miss Piggy,” despite the fact he looks like a rancid muppet. Boris once said that Vladimir Putin looked like Dobby, the house elf from Harry Potter.

It’s interesting that within another similarity, you find that one difference. Neither man would be in the top office of their respective nations today without an assist from Putin, yet Johnson will criticize Putin while Trump only lavishes worship and praise on the Russian strongman.

When Putin said, “The liberal idea had outlived its purpose,” and “the liberal idea has become obsolete.” Boris said history would prove Putin wrong. Trump, being unable to comprehend that Putin was attacking western democracies and not his Democratic Party rivals and liberals in California, rejoiced in Putin’s statement and added that Putin “congratulated” him as “every other leader of every other country” had done.

OK, that’s another difference. Boris can read and comprehend.

Before the Brexit vote, the Russian government was interfering by promoting false information on social media with Twitter bots and Russian troll farms in a similar manner in which they meddled in the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump. Cambridge Analytica aided both campaigns and may have coordinated with Russia to spread their propaganda.

If there was no Russian meddling, Trump wouldn’t be in the White House and Boris wouldn’t be moving into 10 Downing Street today. Right now, Putin must be happy despite looking a lot like Dobby.

These two babies belong to Putin but its the rest of us who will have to clean up their mess.

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