Richard Crowson Commentary

Politicians can run but they cannot hide from political cartoonist (and banjo player) Richard Crowson and his watchdog, Al. Tune in on alternate Wednesdays to hear the latest.

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Come gather 'round people, help me understand
What seems to be happening all over this land
What was wrong is now right, what was foul is now grand
Is it me or have we all gone crazy
When crooks are commended by the one in command
The times they are a-freaking me out

Richard Crowson

So they’re saying Medicaid expansion is dead for another Legislative session. The 82 percent of Kansans who support expansion will just have to wait another year.

Crowson: D-e-V-o-s

Feb 8, 2017
Carolyn Kaster/AP

(Apologies to Tammy Wynette…)

D – e – V – o – s
Is Education Secretary
She’s going to make all of our schools
A lot less grizzly bear-y
She may not know a single thing
About e-d-u-c-a-t-i-o-n
But if you give ‘em great big campaign contributions
Then the senators will give you a win


I know we’re almost into February, but some of our Christmas lights are still glowing outside out on our deck. They’re a tangle of multi-colored strands—some old-style twinkle lights, mixed in with newer LED lights. They’re big, little and medium in size, every shape and color, all brightening the long nights of winter.

In times of trouble I like to turn to the Carter Family…only had to change a couple of words this time:

There’s a dark and a Trump side of life
There’s a bright and a sunny side too
Though we meet with the darkness and strife
The sunny side we also may view

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side
Keep on the sunny side of life
It will help us on our way, on Inauguration Day
If we keep on the sunny side of life

Olga Martschitsch / Flickr / Creative Commons

This commentary originally aired on January 3, 2014.

Of all the measures of time that humans have invented, the one I have the biggest problem with is dog years.

Baby, it’s cold outside, but the warmth of this special time of year never fails to bring sweethearts together!

Crowson: The Grump

Nov 30, 2016
Richard Crowson

 

 

Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot…

But Grump, who lived up in his tower, did not!

Grump hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!

‘Cause it wasn’t about him – I think that’s the reason.

Yes, I think what caused him to be such a Scrooge

May have been that his ego was two sizes too “yuge.”

Then he got an idea! An awful idea!

He said, “I’ll give Christmas a kick in the reah!

With apologies to Woody Guthrie who I think, under the circumstances, would understand…

Hey, there, weary voter – take heart, we’re almost done
Between the mud-slinging, lies and the FBI’s
This election hasn’t been much fun
But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel
If you can’t take another scandalous day
We’ll have a new president, we’ll have to try then
To resist moving up Canada way

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