ReaganCat & HillaryCat for President in 2016, Ed Miliband and David Cameron (UK) catified

Reagancat, first genetically engineered Presidential candidate Announced his 2016 candidacy at an Ohio Jelly Bean factory Has spent his first 7 lives on Hollywood western movie sets writing his new proposal for Tickle Down Economics
Reagancat, first genetically engineered Presidential candidate
Announced his 2016 candidacy at an Ohio Jelly Bean factory
Has spent his first 7 lives on Hollywood western movie sets writing his new proposal for Tickle Down Economics
Hillarycat Clinton  New York's first cat Senator, Former Secretary of Hissing under the Obama administration Took responsibility for deaths in a 2012 bengal attack Was the first cat to announce the announcement of her announcement of her intention to run for President of the United States Would become the first female feline President in U.S. history
Hillarycat Clinton
New York’s first cat Senator, Former Secretary of Hissing under the Obama administration
Took responsibility for deaths in a 2012 bengal attack
Was the first kitty kitty to announce the announcement of her announcement of her intention to run for President of the United States
Would become the first female feline President in U.S. history
Ed Miliband & David Cameron, in a heated race to Downing Street for the position of Prime Kipper David Cameron currently purrs as the Prime Minister of the United Kats, and in recent polls has pulled points ahead of Miliband thanks to a plan for putting one out of every ten kittens born in a cardboard box into a slightly larger cardboard box Ed Miliband has been criticized for not scheduling nap time into a recently proposed 9 lives economic plan for the UK
Ed Miliband & David Cameron, in a heated race to Downing Street for the position of Prime Kipper (Minister)
David Cameron currently purrs as the Prime Kipper of the United Kats, and in recent polls has pulled points ahead of Miliband thanks to a plan for putting one out of every ten kittens born in a cardboard box into a slightly larger cardboard box
Ed Miliband has recently been criticized for not scheduling nap time into a recently proposed comprehensive 9 lives long economic plan for the UK

by Anthony Pego

 

If Ed Miliband fails to capture the working class vote with his Hollywood cowboy President inspired responses to the conservative party leader and current UK Prime Minister David Cameron, I predict Hillary Clinton will lose the election in 2016.

 

Miliband is apparently an aficionado in things Americana, especially Ronald Reagan and his political tactics and theatrics. Miliband has also had a clear message, one that aims to convince center-left voters their actions on Downing Street will benefit more of those in need than just a few lucky public housing tenants who might suddenly find themselves able to buy a government subsidised home.

 

Unfortunately, the issue for Miliband and his Labour party appears to be the lack of a time line expected in delivering their goals, and it appears the public isn’t waiting around to find out when he thinks he can deliver. Three weeks out from an election is pretty short notice; I don’t blame them.

 

Which brings me to Clinton:

 

If Clinton does not pick a message to deliver to the nation in a concise, consistent, and time oriented fashion sooner rather than later I fear the notion of “Are you better off now than 20 years ago?” (I’m paraphrasing, but guessing it’s a safe bet the Republicans will, at some point, remind us of the time the Clinton dynasty shut down the government), a classic play from Reagan’s book, delivered by George Bush IV (aka: Jeb) might be just enough rhetoric to unseat the Democrats entirely.

 

For a brief moment, people will think about racial tensions, extinct diseases reemerging, runaway weather pattern changes, mass extinctions, man-made earthquakes, water scarcity, unmanagable inflation, a continually shrinking middle class, the militarization of our Girl Scouts and they will think “No, I’m not really better off than 20 years ago,” and that will be enough to give the other candidate a shot. And right now Jeb Bush is the other guy. 

 

What some of you may fail to remember is though the Clinton administration did hold all but minimum government function hostage for 3 weeks, the holdout is credited by the Congressional Budget Office for leading the country to a balanced budget and eventual surplus. If economical outcomes isn’t your thing, perhaps taking a glance at what just a few years of a Clinton in the White House will do for the state of music in our country,  may I present the top 5 songs in 1995 (3 years into the Clinton administration):

1. Gangsta’s Paradise, Coolio
2. Waterfalls, TLC
3. Creep, TLC
4. Kiss from a Rose, Seal
5. On Bended Knee, Boyz II Men

 

Now let’s take a look at the top 5 songs in George Bush Jr.’s third year :

1. In Da Club, 50 Cent
2. Ignition, R. Kelly
3. Get Busy, Sean Paul
4.  Crazy In Love, Beyonce feat. Jay Z
5. When I’m Gone, 3 Doors Down

 

And finally let’s see 3 years into Bush Sr.’s administration:

1. End of the Road, Boyz II Men
2. Baby Got Back, Sir Mix-a-Lot
3. Jump, Kris Kross
4. Save the Best for Last, Vanessa Williams
5. Baby-Baby-Baby, TLC

 

I believe I’ve illustrated my point: If we want more TLC than we know what to do with on the radio, another Clinton must sit in the Oval Office, especially when you consider the risk of getting another 3 Doors Down song in our lives. The one consolation of another Bush in office would be the possibility of a Sir-Mix-a-Lot / Vanessa Williams Christmas special on iTunes.

 

If Miliband does win, it doesn’t mean we get Coolio back on the air (but it should) and a Clinton back in the Presidents seat, but it would mean the working class in a media saturated world are tuning in instead of turning off, at least in one major Western culture. Considering all the Presidential candidates haven’t yet announced, I have high hopes for an as-of-yet unannounced surprise that brings in the resurgence of 1980’s top 5 (3 years after Jimmy Carter took office):

1. Call Me, Blondie
2. Another Brick In The Wall, Pink Floyd
3. Magic, Olivia Neeton-John
4. Rock With You, Michael Jackson
5. Do That To Me One More Time, Captain and Tennille

 

Does Jimmy Carter have any kids with political aspirations? 

 

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P.S. Some of you may have noticed David Cameron is drawn in the style of Wallace and Grommet claymation. Very observant. You win a cookie.*

 

*not really a cookie, more likely a crudely drawn anthropomorphic cat or three

 

Louisiana Senators David “Cathouse” Vitter (R) , Bill Catsidy (R) – Politicians as Cats

Senator David "Cathouse" Vitter (R - LA)  Chaircat of the Senate Small Cat Business Committee Voted to teach kittens the cardboard box origin theory of cats, and earmarked federal funding for a feline organization that believes dogs were put here by Satan to test all cats
Senator David “Cathouse” Vitter (R – LA)
Chaircat of the Senate Small Cat Business Committee
Voted to teach kittens the cardboard box origin theory of cats, and earmarked federal funding for a feline organization that believes dogs were put here by Satan to test all cats

 

 

Senator Bill Catsidy (LA - R)  Religion: Yarn Evangelism  Assignments : Energy and Rubber Band Resources Committee  Alley Cat Affairs Committee
Senator Bill Catsidy (LA – R)
Religion: Yarn Evangelism
Assignments :
Energy and Rubber Band Resources Committee
Alley Cat Affairs Committee

I have a buddy (hey Kade!) down south who graduated with a “Bach in Government”, from The Cats Meow in the French Quarter, I presume, which I think means he knows a lot about the classical music played in Federal building elevators.  He told me I might want to take a look at Mississippi’s Mexico (aside from actual Mexico) for some Senatorial cat inspiration. Well it it turns out Kade was right, which is shocking, because I’ve lived in Louisiana and it usually takes a few beers before anyone I knew down there would tell you anything but a joke about boobs, their politicians, or Mississippi. That must mean things are serious down there, or their politicians look exactly like cats. I’ll let you decide, but stay on the lookout, aside from catifying their hooked loving (Sen David Vitter), and evangelical (Sen Bill Cassidy – in this case for his state’s environmental recovery funding) senators I’ll be looking at a few other Mush-mouthed candidates. I’m looking at you, Governor Bobbikins Jangles.

 

Also, please enjoy a pothole as a politician, mostly because we have horrible pothole problems here in the Oklahoma City metro area, but also because I find the visual of Oklahoma’s most something something Senator, James Lankford, happily snarking from a 5 foot deep water-filled pothole freaking hilarious. 

 

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How deep is that pothole?
How deep is that pothole? (Okc pothole characterized as Senator James Lankford)

Norman Oklahoma’s District 44 Rep Emewly Virgin (D), a few catification by request, and The Anatomy of Manspreading

Oklahoma District 44 Representative Emewly Virgin (D) Okla. Committee Assignments : Mousing Education & Napping Tech, Mewdiciary & Feline Procedure Rep Virgin was recently amended controversial Furball Freedom Act to require business to display prominently if they prefer dogs over cats
Oklahoma District 44 Representative Emewly Virgin (D)
Okla. Committee Assignments : Mousing Education & Napping Tech, Mewdiciary & Feline Procedure
Rep Virgin recently amended controversial Furball Freedom Act to require businesses to display prominently if they prefer dogs over cats

Norman, Oklahoma’s District 44 badass Representative Emily Virgin saved Oklahoma from a lot of legal trouble, embarrassment, and bankruptcy thanks to an ammendment to an ammendment to the Religious Freedom Act of Oklahoma. The piece in question was an ammendment that would potentially allow discrimination against gay and lesbian patrons in Oklahoma, among other minority groups. Representative Virgin simply added a few small details requiring businesses to post in public, everywhere, the exact brand of bigotry that business puts in practice. BRAVO. That is seriously the best play against hate I have ever witnessed in the Oklahoma legislature. Me and all the furry employees at Boo Science hope to see that type of leadership claw it’s way all the way to the top. I’ve got a ladder if anyone gets stuck, but I doubt Virgin will need help navigating the heights of future politics, wherever it takes her.

Second, below are a few “catification”, where people have donated whatever they feel appropriate, then I catify them and donate 10% to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. These are local Okies, who I’ve found make gorgeous cats, so it’s a pleasure to bring you my renditions of people who like cartoon cats for some reason.

Lastly, I doodle a lot. Sometimes it’s about things that largely and specifically only apply to me. I apologize in advance for all future comics that have this quality. The Anatomy of Manspreading comic below is one of those. And for the record, I don’t manspread in public, you fellow lads shouldn’t either, and ladies, keep the purses off empty seats.

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An Okie writer and sleepy cat.
An Okie writer and sleepy cat.

 

Another beautiful Okie catification by BS

 

The Anatomy of Manspreading

Randy “Tiger Balls” Bass (D), YOUR NAME HERE (I’ll catify YOU) , Don “Litters” Young (R)

YOUR FACE HERE  As of today I will catify you (turn you into a Boo Science cat!) for a donation, any amount, I just need two or more photos from which to work. 10% of all donations will go to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF.org), an award winning research facility making headway against heart disease, alzheimers & more
YOUR FACE HERE
As of today I will catify you (turn you into a Boo Science cat!) for a donation, any amount, I just need two or more photos from which to work. 10% of all donations will go to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF.org), an award winning research facility making headway against heart disease, alzheimers & more (details below)

 

Alaska Representative Don "Litters" Young (Alaska Representative District I - R)  Rumored to have convinced previous elected cat Rep of Alaska's district I to play with yarn attached to a single engine supply plane Suggested releasing wolves in the humane society adoption center to deal with an excess number of adoptable animals
Alaska Representative Don “Litters” Young (Alaska Representative District I – R)
Rumored to have convinced previous elected cat Rep of Alaska’s district I to play with yarn attached to a single engine supply plane
Suggested releasing wolves in the humane society adoption center to deal with an excess number of adoptable animals

(Alaska Representative Don Young in the news)

 

Randy "Tiger Balls" Bass (Rep 32nd district of Okla. - D)  Had the Japanese hairball coughing record with a .389, a record that still stands today.  Is known for batting the end table tassels left handed, crowding the base. Co-Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee Natural Regurgitation and Hairball Services
Randy “Tiger Balls” Bass (Rep 32nd district of Okla. – D)
Had the Japanese hairball coughing record with a .389, a record that still stands today.
Is known for batting the end table tassels South Pawed, crowding the base.
Co-Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee Natural Regurgitation and Hairball Services

(More about Oklahoma Representative Randy Bass and his stellar baseball career 

 

People have been asking to be catified, which is totally weird, but cats are SUPER weird, so it seems fitting. I’m not sure how to structure the cost, other than charging a decent flat hourly rate for (usually) 2 hours worth of stylus work, so until further notice my digital catifications will be on a per donation basis. If you want a print or a painting the cost will depend of the subject and time/materials requires, and priced accordingly. Simply message me (booscience@booscience.com) and we can get started. 10% of donations will go to OMRF.ORG (Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation), a very reputable research facility that deals with, among other things, alzheimers and heart disease. I will be offering more choices in the near future for your donated monies.  Stay tuned.

 

As for today’s cats, Don Young just garnered catification due to media attention on his idea to solve Alaska’s homelessness problem with wolves. Yes, really. Oklahoma’s 32nd was drawn due to his bassadness, baseball skills, and willingness to serve Oklahoma during its fight for anything but baseball or kids (not Randy’s fault, thus far). If you want to read about an Okie truly huge in Japan, go read about Representative Randy Bass, he is in the Japanese Tiger’s top 5 all time players, and still holds the highest recorded Japanese batting average, a respectable .389, nothing to shake a stick at. 

 

 

If you have any suggestions for catification donation monies, contact me, I’ll do the research and offer more as I find the good ones. 

 

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NYC Mayoral Candidate John Catsimatidis, Senator Barbara Mewkulski (Maryland – D), Chairman of Lolland-Falster Conservative Youth Nikitty Klæstrup – Politicians as Cats

NYC Mayoral Candidate John Catsimatidis, Billionaire - R) Has placed bid to buy premiere Mew York tabloid newspaper-based kitty litter manufacturer Mew York Mews Is thought to have the largest collection of celebrity and politician handshake photos in the world
NYC Mayoral Candidate John Catsimatidis, Billionaire – R)
Has placed bid to buy premiere Mew York tabloid newspaper-based kitty litter manufacturer Mew York Mews
Is thought to have the largest collection of celebrity and politician handshake photos in the world

 

Chairman of Lolland-Falster Conservative Youth Nikitty Klæstrup Thinks lower tax rates are necessary because "It should pay to work and do business."  Won an election for the Guldborgsund Municipality under the age of 20 &  then did a series of photo shoots showing her own municipalities
Chairman of Lolland-Falster Conservative Youth Nikitty Klæstrup
Thinks lower tax rates are necessary because “It should pay to work and do business.”
Won an election for the Guldborgsund Municipality under the age of 20 & then did a series of photo shoots showing her own municipalities

 

Senator Barbara Mewkulski (Maryland - D)  Is responsible for changing the Senate house rule that lady felines can't wear pantaloons when in session Wants equal wet cat food for female cats Nursed more Senatorial  female kittens than any other Senator
Senator Barbara Mewkulski (Maryland – D)
Is responsible for changing the Senate house rule that lady felines can’t wear pantaloons when in session
Wants equal wet cat food for female cats
Nursed more Senatorial female kittens than any other Senator

 

A request to catify NYC Mayoral Candidate John Catsimatidis was delivered by Katie Honan over at DNAinfo. After reading up on the Greek billionaire, seeing his face, and then imagining what a billionaire would do with a tabloid newspaper if he bought it right after he lost an election amused me so much I had to draw him. I think it turned out pretty swank. 

 

That accounts for Catsimatidis, which happens to be the only politician so far that didn’t need his or her name catified, and there’s an excellent reason for Senator Barbara Mewkulski, that I’ll get to in a moment, but what about the young Danish political socialite in a dinner setting? Well, I woke up this morning and reddit was briefly alarming some obscure conservative trend setter in Denmark, and then posting a copious volume of her self published scantily clad modeling photos (among plenty of professional and official portraits) along with a furious smattering of half way translated interview responses, profile information and links to her policies. I figured she was so instantly admired for her progressive conservative politics by a traditionally left leaning demographic that she might just be onto something new with her youthful ideas, her perhaps original platforms. Maybe she will get famous, hit a talk circuit and rub off on some of the politicians around here. I’m sure someone out there would love to see Senator Lankford in his most comfy oversized sweater talking about the definition of marriage.

 

And finally, but most importantly, I was just doing my usual Google search for senator cat jokes and a story came across about Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski has announced she will not be seeking reelection in 2016, effectively retiring as the longest running woman to serve in Congress. Take the time to read over some of her achievements, she has kicked open the doors of progress for women and men alike, doing all sorts of things like making it legal for women Senators to wear pants (no joke), course correcting the federal spending during several crises, all while basically adopting every stray female Senator that ever made her way to the floor. She is highly respected and I’m sad I didn’t know who she was sooner. Hopefully she achieves her final goals, one of which is to achieve equal pay for women. Seriously, read up on her, she’s a badass who made this a better country with her service. 

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/03/02/barbara-mikulski-retires-senate/24252897/

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/03/the-supermarket-billionaire-who-wants-to-buy-the-daily-news.html

 

https://instagram.com/nikitaklaestrup

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/2xwixa/the_girl_to_the_left_is_the_danish_politician/

 

(NOT SAFE FOR WORK photos of Nikita) http://imgur.com/a/knGCv

 

Politicians as Cats requests filled – NY Mayor Bill de Clawsio (D), Nevada Assemblywoman Mewchele Fiore (R), Former Oklahoma Rep. Joe Dorman (D)

Mayor Bill de Clawsio (NY - D)  Member of the Mew York Council for a Good Time Introduced plan to reduce complaints about New York carbon emissions by planting aggressive, Unionized tree sprouts genetically modified to use lethal force against the publicly disenfranchised
Mayor Bill de Clawsio (NY – D)
Member of the Mew York Council for a Good Time
Introduced plan to reduce complaints about New York carbon emissions by planting aggressive, Unionized tree sprouts genetically modified to use lethal force against the publicly disenfranchised

 

Nevada Assemblywoman Mewchele Fiore (R)  Committee : Assembly for the Eradication of Portobello in People Is noted as the only Republican feline to vote for the legalization of catnip and inter-household-pet marriage
Nevada Assemblywoman Mewchele Fiore (R)
Committee : Assembly for the Eradication of Portobello in People
Is noted as the only Republican feline to vote for the legalization of catnip and inter-household-pet marriage

 

Former Oklahoma Representative and Governor Candidate Joe Dormew (D) (with Okie political junkie Mandy Melton)  Advocated for shoe box shelters in every household for kittens Is thought to currently be writing a tell all book describing the state of the sock drawer
Former Oklahoma Representative and Governor Candidate Joe Dormew (D) (with Okie political junkie Mandy Mewton)
Advocated for shoe box shelters in every household for kittens
Is thought to currently be writing a tell all book describing the state of the sock drawer

 

Since I started drawing politicians as cats a few weeks ago I’ve received a few requests. These are a few, some others were US Senators that will be done this week, but I’d like to keep the names a secret until they’re done. It’s more fun that way. Til then I had a blast learning about de Blasio (cat named by @HowardHalle of timeout.com) and his incredibly confusing career as Mayor in New York. I found an ancient photo of the guy from the old college days, or perhaps volunteering at a wig making factory, it’s hard to tell because of the lack of pixels. I do know I have had a fro myself and I know how difficult maintaining such great heights on helmet prone hair can be, so the photo I needed to work from was obvious.

 

Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (Nevada R) believes humans are a fungus and we should stop spending so much money on expensive treatment and just flush each other occasionally with salt water. There’s just nothing I can saw about that without sobbing mathematically, so I won’t.

 

As far as Dorman goes, we just really like him around here, despite his recent troubling lack of participation in all Oklahoma things that are political. I miss a groomed orange beard telling us what the kids need but definitely won’t get. I hope we see him again very soon. Until then, let me know below who you want catified. I just might include it in the next request fulfillment. 

 

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/02/26/the-people-who-believe-salt-water-and-baking-soda-can-cure-cancer/

Request for de Clawsio – http://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/artist-renders-state-pols-as-new-york-kitties

 

Frank Undermew returns in House of Cats, Season 3 on Netfleas

Frank Undermew returns to House of Cats, Season 3 on Netfleas
Frank Undermew returns to House of Cats, Season 3 on Netfleas

 

It seems Netflix didn’t want me to do anything but imagine Kevin Spacey as a cat this weekend, and this was the result. I’d vote for him. Or clean his litter box. Whichever he required.

 

Now stop looking at cats on the Internet and go watch season 3 of House of Cards. You won’t be sorry.

 

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http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/spoiler-free-guide-house-cards-season-3-n314411

Politicians as Cats – Idaho’s state Rep. Vito Arbory (R), Senator Jimbo Jangles Risch (R), Senator Kitty Mike Krapo (R)

 

Idaho state Representative Vito "Teletummies" Arbory (R dist. 2A) Born: basement of the Alamo, 1951 Considered by many to be an activist legislator advocating as cat fact that all cats mouths are directly connected to their anus
Idaho state Representative Vito “Teletummies” Arbory (R dist. 2A)
Born: basement of the Alamo, 1951
Considered by many to be an activist legislator advocating as cat fact that all cats mouth’s are directly connected to their anus

 

 

US Senator Jimbo Jangles Risch (R)  Graduated with a B. S. in Toilet Paper Shredding from the Mewniversity University of Idaho in Mewscow, Idaho.  Serving as: President Pro Tempera
US Senator Jimbo Jangles Risch (R)
Graduated with a B. S. in Toilet Paper Shredding from the Mewniversity University of Idaho in Mewscow, Idaho.
Serving as: President Pro Tempura

 

US Senator Kitty Mike Mittens Krapo (R - Idaho)  Graduated Pawvard Univahsity First self proclaimed lactose intolerant cat to represent Idaho in the Senate Recently featured in CatDUI Weekly for driving under the influence of whole milk (source: Toonses/Mewters)
US Senator Kitty Mike Mittens Krapo (R – Idaho)
Graduated Pawvard Univahsity
First self proclaimed lactose intolerant cat to represent Idaho in the Senate
Recently featured in CatDUI Weekly for driving under the influence of whole milk (source: Toonses/Mewters)

 

Last week Idaho made news on the webs and in my morning coffee when local Rep. Vito Barbieri (R) took time out of a hearing to discuss which hole or holes leads to the vagina in the human female anatomy, whether or not women could just swallow a pill with a camera in it to diagnose a legitimate pregnancy or a lack of Jesus in the heart.  Once educated on the matter I’m sure moved on to more important matters like finding out which entrances to the House he should be using during business hours, honestly I’m not sure, but I love the idea of him sitting there playing with one of those little cameras, wondering not where it had been, but where it could go. Bravo, Idaho, forward thinking like that is what keeps political progress and science swiftly moving forward equitably in the colon of America. Or vagina. Whichever.

Anyway, thanks goes out to Vito for helping me pick which two US State Senators to draw next for my Politicians as Cats series. I owe you one, Vito, just let me know how I can pay you back, just as long as it doesn’t involve doing anything medical in your state.

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http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-lawmaker-flunks-anatomy-101 

Andrew Cuomew, Sen. Purrsten Gillibrand, Sen. Lucky Schumer – Politicians as Cats (New York)

Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
Senator Lucky Schumer (NY-D)
Joint Congressional Committee on Napping
Currently fighting against the H.U.M.A.N. to allow bird flight inside the House

 

Senator Purrsten Gillibrand (NY-D)  Subcommittee to Catch the Red Dot Senator Purrsten Gillibrand has quietly garnered a lot of attention lately and she is thought to be a high pawed Presidential candidate, but for what, no one will say.
Senator Purrsten Gillibrand (NY-D)
Subcommittee to Catch the Red Dot
Senator Purrsten Gillibrand has quietly garnered a lot of attention lately and she is thought to be a high pawed Presidential candidate, but for when, no one will say.

 

Governor Andrew Cuomew (NY-D)  Banned human baby soul stealing Introduced anti-hand-under-the-cover legislation that resulted in a pet-wide "big-treat industry" protest that in itself led to the dog eventually running away
Governor Andrew Cuomew (NY-D)
Banned human baby soul stealing
Introduced anti “hand-under-the-covers game” legislation that resulted in a pet-wide “big-treat industry” protest that in itself led to the dog running away

 

Politicians as Cats – New York edition (with extry kitty, Governor Cuomew!)

Well, as part of an exercise to increase my stylus-foo I have found myself looking at NY politicians specifically to turn into cats, on my tiny phone screen, with an ultimate goal of producing all US Senators into feline figureheads. To finish off the Senators I did a bit of research, starting with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. I prefer to use the political equivalent of glamor shots, usually of the politicians standing in front of a clearly fake library, but in the top of my Google search was a photo so picturesque, so enchanting I had to use the Internet’s most beautiful cat sensation as inspiration. It came out beautifully, I’d like to think. I certainly wouldn’t read over her legislation for spelling errors. 

As for Schumer and Cuomo I simply grabbed my stylus, closed my eyes, meditated on the American flag while The Boss played softly in the next room and their digital paintings just happened, like the sum total of dead relocated homeless artists used my hand as a vessel. God bless New York, may its picket fence feline kings and queens roam free and fed for lives to come.

 

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Politicians as Cats: State Senator Tummies Avella (NY-D)

hair of the Zoning and Franchises
hair of the Zoning and Franchises
Senator Tummies Avella (NY-D)
Zoning and Yarn Subcommittee
Wrote legislation banning babies and machetes

 

I’ve been teaching myself to use a stylus and digital paint techniques, and what better way to do that is there than after painting the Senators (State Senators, local politicians, heck, sometimes even Governors) one at a time, as they make the news? None that I can think of, but when I do I’ll do that, instead.

 

Recently New York has seen a string of machete attacks, two that I can find in public records in the last year. Queens politician and state Senator Tony Avella is of the opinion that machetes should be banned, due to this horrific upturn in Vietnam era weaponry based attacks, which brings to light a few lingering questions, like – How will lawn service experts cut through the thicks of jungle in the Queens suburbs? Does a brisket sabre qualify as a machete, and if so, how will this legislation deal with the need for smaller buns where businesses serve sliced brisket now that they have to use butter knives to cut BBQ? And most importantly, as long as we are banning physical attack types one at a time, and not just assault or murder overall, are there plans in place to legislate against making any more movies based on toys from my childhood? I’m starting to take that shit personally. Whatever happens, I hope Senator Tony continues his epic and time critical battles against out-of-date arms and county squirrel massacres*.

 

 

 

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http://m.nydailynews.com/news/politics/state-sen-tony-avella-ban-machetes-new-york-article-1.2120874

 

*Senator Tony Avella joined animal rights protesters standing against the Hazzard County Squirrel Slam in 2013