Evening Reads: Part Three, Forget About Part 2

Good Evening

I had planned on writing another post earlier this afternoon, but dammit if things did not go as I thought they would.

So use this as an open thread, and since today was filled with so much drama that no amount of declarations of “Serenity Now” could resolve, I will just quickly post some cartoons and leave it at that.

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Tom Stiglich, Journal Register Newspapers – 05/08/2013

Cartoon by Tom Stiglich -

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune – 05/08/2013

Cartoon by Pat Bagley -

USAF sexual assault division by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

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Industrial Plants – Political Cartoon by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News – 05/07/2013

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Industrial Plants

5/9 Luckovich cartoon: Whistleblowers | Mike Luckovich

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Have a good night!

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12 Comments on “Evening Reads: Part Three, Forget About Part 2”

  1. Hey, cheergate was all consuming today, and then my son ended up getting some kind of planters wart thing on his foot and we had to take him to the doctor. If it isn’t one thing it’s the other.

  2. ecocatwoman says:

    Yesterday, I think on NPR, as they were reporting the story about the Sexual Assault Prevention Chief, one of guests made a remark about this was so unexpected. Something like the military , especially the AF. wasn’t known for this type of behavior. He honestly sounded shocked. My response, either he was born in the past 10 years or so, or he’s forgotten about Tail Hook. As if that was handled well – this bs has been going on forever. It’s the culture, which some military personnel in all branches are about machismo and not strength of character. With role models like the SAP Chief, well enough said.

    • Fannie says:

      It’s another way they tend to sweep it under the rug. Kinda like “keep it in the family theme” and “not in the public eye”……..really sad because we’ve been screaming and yelling to help stop the abuse, and they somehow managed to turn their heads the other way. It’s a living hell, and they need to ackowledge that, and be punished for their crimes.

      I can’t forget the 22 senators voting against the VAWA…………….we are surrounded by those who breed hate and fear.

    • NW Luna says:

      Apologies if this was linked to earlier — I often avoid reading the details on numbers since yes, I already know that sexual assault is so hideously common in civilian life. Why would it be different in the military?

      …documents show that the number of sexual assaults reported by members of the military rose 6 percent to 3,374 in 2012. But a survey of personnel who were not required to reveal their identities showed the number of service members actually assaulted could be as many as 26,000, but they never reported the incidents, officials said Tuesday.

      That number is an increase over the 19,000 estimated assaults in 2011.

  3. bostonboomer says:

    OMG, that whistleblower on Benghazi cartoon is so funny!

    • NW Luna says:

      Isn’t it? Those rabid barking hounds with the brainwashed look — Aroooooo! I can’t hear any facts, aroooo, aroooooo!

  4. bostonboomer says:

    Benetton Finally Admits Its Role in the Bangladeshi Garment Factory Collapse

  5. NW Luna says:

    So much for any decline in misogynist attitude from the new Pope, even though he did wash female (omg!) feet in an earlier ritual. He’s got a bit of condescending advice for the good sisters:

    Pope Francis has told nuns from around the world that they must be spiritual mothers and not “old maids.” ….

    Francis also warned the sisters against using their vocations for personal ambition, saying priests and sisters who do so “do more harm to the church.” Francis has complained frequently about such “careerism” in the church – a buzzword that is frequently used to describe Holy See bureaucrats.

    The pope made the comments during an audience Wednesday with about 800 sisters attending an assembly of the International Union of Superiors General, which gathers the leaders of women’s religious orders from some 75 countries.

    Shorter version: “Stay in your place, women. Don’t get any uppity ideas about a role in church leadership.”