News post – Catch-23 No. 970 You’re not fired

This comic strip has three different Trump stories on the go. First it was revealed that Trump tried to fire Bob Mueller last year, but his Senior White House Counsel threatened to quit rather than carry out that order. Trump had to back down, and so the White House have been trying to play nice with Mueller’s investigation in the hopes it will just blow over. Now Trump’s saying he’s ‘looking forward‘ to testifying under oath at the hearing. Trump couldn’t say something truthful if his life, career and freedom depended on it, so I’m not sure what putting him under oath would actually do.

Finally, Eric Trump is now bleating about there being a conspiracy against Team Trump called ‘Deep State‘ because Twitter suggested he should follow Hillary, Obama and Ellen. I know how he feels. When I followed Hillary, it suggested I should follow Donald Trump. It’s probably a conspiracy. I would call it ‘Denial State’.

Mat

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News post – Catch-23 No. 969 Meaning of words

Trump and Nixon, Nixon and Trump. Putting the two of them together makes me happy, plus a reference to The Princess Bride is always called for. Check out Cary Elwes’ autobiography As You Wish for some great stories about the making of one of the best movies of all time.

Back to Trump. He says so many racist things, that to turn around and claim he’s NOT racist seems to me that he just doesn’t know what certain words mean. Words like ‘not’, for example.

Eric Trump went on TV to say that Trump isn’t racist because he ‘only sees green‘. I think he was talking about money, but it could have been envy as well I guess.

Mat

News post – Catch-23 No. 968 Super black

A paper was published this week detailing how the black feathers on a Bird of Paradise absorb almost all light to create the deepest black found in nature. This is only surpassed by Vantablack, a man-made coating that absorbs 99.965% of all light. If I’ve done my job, you can hear Will Arnett’s voice in that last panel.

Mat

 

News post – Catch-23 No. 967 Cross and hot

Having hot cross buns available to buy as early as Boxing Day seems to be a thing now.

I get wanting something special to be available all year round, but part of what makes things special is that they are only available for a limited time. When the trappings of Easter, Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are available every day, what will make those times of year unique?

Mat