Thanks Obama

Illustration by Casey Babb
Written by T. LeMonde

For this week’s post to Trump le Monde, artist Casey Babb submitted an illustration he describes as a “double entendre” of sorts. 

Although the “Thanks Obama” meme is typically used in jest, to jokingly put blame on the Obama Administration for any and all inconveniences, more than 3 years into his administration, Trump seems to be incapable of picking up on the sarcasm.  

It seems that whenever a critique of the Trump presidency arises, or they’re met with push-back, the name “Obama” is sure to echo through the White House halls. And although, in some respects, the blame is warranted, it comes off as obsessive and infantile, like a preschooler learning how to take responsibility. 

But even though this incessant blame game has grown tiresome, it wouldn’t be fair to think that the Obama Administration is without its share of scandals and international, domestic and moral crimes.  

By allowing the banks and handful of people who caused the recession of 2008 to continue making billions of dollars while stealing the homes of over 5 million families, sending the majority of American jobs overseas, starting 5 wars while continuing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, popularizing the use of drone bombs, removing Habeas Corpus from the Magna Carta, and wearing that truly ABYSMAL tan suit, it is clear that Obama played a large role in laying down the foundation for this dystopian presidency, and the ever-increasing wealth of the 1%. 

It’s almost as if politicians don’t work for the general public. 

It’s almost as if it’s not worth choosing sides. 

My head hurts. 

Double entendre, indeed! 

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Portfolio: www.breakingbabb.com

Where in the World is Kim Jong, Supreme Leader?

Illustration by Scott Shields
Written by T. LeMonde

It’s great to see that even during a global pandemic, the collective western world is able to replace their pajamas with a deerstalker cap and drop their ZOOM meetings to pick up a magnifying glass; all in the name of international mystery! 

Is Kim Jong-Un dead? Is he alive? Was he taking a break, or under the doctor’s knife? 

We may never have the answers we seek, but at least we have each other. 

The Biden Campaign, and the DECIMATION of the #MeToo Movement and any Legitimacy it once had

Illustration by Scott Shields
Written by T. LeMonde

It’s reassuring to hear political pundits and Hollywood elites, such as Stacey Abrams, Alyssa Milano and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, say they “believe Joe”, in regards to the recent Tara Reade allegations. They may not believe in their cause, but at least they believe in something.

#pizzagate2020

Illustration by Scott Shields
Written by T. LeMonde

This blog has been running for a little over a year now, and during this time, we here at Trump le Monde, Inc., have become accustomed to viewing the ever-changing political world through a cynical lens. So, you would think that we wouldn’t be surprised by the obliviousness and disconnected-ness that exudes from most politicians, like pollen from the newly blossomed buds atop a hibiscus tree.

But this week, we were.

But I digress;

Our appreciation goes out to Hillary and Bill Clinton. This multi-millionaire power couple; founders and owners of a billion-dollar foundation, spent some of their pocket change on a pizza party for hospitals in New York. Good on you, friends!

Took the Words Right Outta My Mouth

Illustration by Scott Shields
Written by T. LeMonde

The names given to diseases and viruses can be such a mouthful.  

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)? 

Coronaviruse disease (COVID-19)?  

Who the hell has time to say THOSE?  

The American population needs answers quick! People are frightened for their lives, and the last thing they want to do is listen to a blithering idiot sound out these unnecessarily long names. A short (and albeit catchy) name will do just fine, and although we tend to agree with the nicknames Trump bestows upon people (e.g. Mini Mike), viruses don’t seem to be his forte. 

A viruses’ alternative name should not promote a racist agenda, or further disinform the population by perpetuating the idea that only people of Asian descent can contract this disease. Instead, it should calm the nerves of a public that is on the edge of the (proverbial) cliff.  

And that’s why, we here at Trump le Monde, Inc. have brought you a list of proposed nicknames that are guaranteed to entice, while not hurting anybody’s feelings.  

Enjoy! 

  1. Prickly B-Ball 
  2. CorporateGreedElbowSneeze 
  3. Gamer’s Delight 
  4. March Break 
  5. Cave Dwella’, Goodbye Fella’ 
  6. Microbial Hackysack 
  7. CoughyNoCream 
  8. Anything Other Than “Chinese Virus” 

Please feel free to use any of these non-discriminatory nicknames throughout your daily corona-themed discussions, and if you come up with any of your own, let us know in the comment section! 

 

*A little about the image: Another image from the vaults, originally published to Trump le Monde on December 20th of 2017, when resident artist, Scott Shields, was still using pen and ink. It was a different, healthier(???) time, but this image still seems to apply to today.