Happy Ground Hog’s Day 2017

Ground Hog’s Day in DC!

Punxsutawney Phil of Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney PA saw his shadow today, and predicts six more weeks of winter.

It’s always nicer to hear bad news from a groundhog.

Anyways, who cares about a little winter weather if it comes with  snowmen, sledding, hot cocoa, s’mores ….

Groundhog peeks out of hole on Groundhog's Day
Punxsutawney Phil sends his regrets

Phil, a No-Show at State of the Union Address

Possibly, Phil is a Democrat. He plans to sleep like a baby, Feb. 28. Conspiracy theory: Phil  sleeps not to insulate from winter weather but to boycott Trump’s address to the nation.

Republican or Democrat, my guess Phil is burrowing in to avoid political noise.

News Flash: the party is over

It was not enough for the Dems to boycott the Inauguration and duck out of meetings to confirm Trump’s Cabinet nominees. Nope, they are  toiling on a Trojan Horse for the State of the Union Address.

Our dignified leaders plan to dump on the President’s recent policies for extreme vetting of immigrants by inviting immigrants and non-citizens as guests to pack the  Senate floor and balcony during the State of the Union Address.

Hmm. Their goal is to gain sympathy against Trump’s executive order. Their hope is to glorify illegal immigration and retain flexible borders. Democrats see no need for extreme vetting.

They have donned Superman capes and appointed our President their nemesis. They elevate immigrants who are not yet U.S. citizens and snub their President. I know there is logic hiding in that somewhere.

Children, play nice together

In the fabulous words of Hollywood’s Matthew McConaughey on President Trump:
He’s our President now.  We must embrace, shake hands, and be constructive with him.

Children, say hello to your neighbors

I liked what Prez Trump said about building the wall during the presidential campaign (Aug. 6, 2016) – he wants to build a wall  with a “big, beautiful door” for people to come into the country legally.

Make that a golden door with a Welcome mat. Build ports-of-entry along our southern border with immigration clearing booths to document  immigrants using the newest technology as they enter the U.S.

Give each of the families who enter with identification a bus ticket, corporate sponsorship, and a bag of groceries. Send President Pena Nieto of Mexico a bill for their crossing fee.

Color me happy

Celebrate our history, our diversity, and our freedom.  It’s better to hear unity of hope  than the din of divisiveness. Contribute ideas to the dialogue.

I smile when I imagine all the national leaders and journalists who opened new Twitter accounts in 2016 to follow a President who Tweets.

Add playfulness to politics and with a box of crayons

Here’s a page to color and doodle for a playful, political  time-out. Or, maybe to color and fold into a paper airplane. Send it soaring through the air with  your bad thoughts and fears aboard …. or rather,  keep it afloat with your hopes and dreams.

When President Trump first approved his photograph for press releases, it was not with a smile or even a half-smile. His face had a determined look. It was a face at rest, waiting to spring into action.

Color Page of Prez Donald J Trump
Color or paint in honor of our 45th President

This illustration is a caricature inspired by an early press portrait of the President.