Friday Nite Lite: Cleveland Courage Fund… and Then The Cartoons

Vintage postcard found on Pinterest...btw Cheergate is over, outcome is the same, baby girl is still a varsity high school cheerleader!

Vintage photograph found on Pinterest…btw Cheergate is over, outcome is the same, baby girl is still a varsity high school cheerleader!

Good Evening!

TGIF…and it is also the last day of school here in Banjoville.  Next week, after a round of many doctor appointments, things will settle down into a nice summer schedule.

Before we get to the funnies tonight, I want to share this information with you.

A trust fund has been set up for Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. According to a press release from May 15th, over $480,000 have been donated to the Cleveland Courage Fund. Below you will find links to the fund, along with links to the Facebook page and various fundraisers and events being held for Michelle, Gina, Amanda and Amanda’s daughter.

Cleveland Courage Fund | The Cleveland Foundation

How You Can Help the Kidnapping Survivors

Home News Cleveland Courage FundThe Cleveland Courage Fund of the Cleveland Foundation was established by Cleveland council members Brian Cummins, Matt Zone, and Dona Brady after the discovery of three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade. The fund, so named because of the courage shown by these women, will directly benefit Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight, and Amanda Berry and her daughter.

All money raised – 100 percent – will benefit the survivors and their families through nonprofit organizations.The Cleveland Foundation will not assess fees on this fund and will issue a tax receipt for all donations received.

DONATE NOW

Cleveland Courage Fund | Facebook

Support the Survivors | Cleveland Courage Fund

Considering that almost $11 million dollars was donated to the Sandy Hook victims families, I sincerely hope that these women receive a considerable amount of generosity from the same compassionate public…it would seem to me that these women are in more need of monetary assistance to cover cost of medical care, therapy and living expenses. Remember, these women have been shut up in hell for ten years, they do not have employment healthcare benefits...or welfare.  (Stupid Rush can kiss my ass.)

Pass this information on to your friends, hopefully the women will be able to use these funds to support themselves as they begin the process of adjusting to life outside the prison where they have been tortured for so long.  Thank you!

Anyway, let’s get on with the cartoons.

A shitload of stuff on Obama, his administration and the dubious conceivable three…. Benghazi, IRS, AP. (I don’t know what to call them, surprisingly they have not been given the usual Bradgelinagate nickname of sorts.)

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Lisa Benson, Victor Valley Daily Press – 05/15/2013

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Vigilante Government by Bob Englehart

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Title – Political Cartoon by Tim Jackson, Chicago Defender – 05/15/2013

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 05/15/2013

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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I love the eyes on this next one, and the saying on that mug…it is just too silly, in a nerdish sort of way: AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch – 05/15/2013

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon – Political Cartoon by Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press – 05/15/2013

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

AAEC – Political Cartoon by MStreeter, Savannah Morning News – 05/15/2013

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This First Amendment with Jay Carney is another good one: Jay Carney by Political Cartoonist Jeff Koterba

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(Makes that “I do it AP style” mug up top much funnier if you ask me…)

Benghazi Snake Oil by Political Cartoonist Chris Britt

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The next cartoon is freaking hillaryous…Hillary alert by Political Cartoonist David Fitzsimmons

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And BB, this one should get you laughing out loud: 3 Wishes by Political Cartoonist Tim Campbell

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And a little nod to Casablanca? Partisan Office – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 05/16/2013

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Partisan Office

Okay, so this next one has nothing to do with the scandals, but it does have to do with Obamacare and the House GOP: AAEC – Political Cartoon by Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette – 05/17/2013

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Now, on to cartoon topics that are about different subjects. This first one seemed funny to me because I always laugh to myself when I think of Spielberg and his Jurassic Park scene “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth!” It was so painfully obvious…it actually hurt watching it.

Steven Spielberg opens Cannes by Political Cartoonist Patrick Chappatte

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Look at the tux tails knocking over the other attendees. LOL

And this is a good way to bring this up, you must see this movie on TCM…oh, it is good. It will be showing on Tuesday, May 21st at 3 pm est:  Night Must Fall (1937) – Overview – TCM.com

“It’s awfully heavy, I wonder what’s in it?”

I will give you a hint, it sure ain’t no old ladies hat…perhaps it is the old lady’s head? Robert Montgomery is spectacularly devilish…you won’t be disappointed. And the way he carries that Victorian hatbox around, ha…it is something to see.

Other films on TCM you may not want to miss: Rarities, Ho! TCM Recommendations for May 17-31 – Bright Lights After Dark

Every true film lover needs Turner Classic Movies because there’s stuff on there available almost nowhere else –films so weird and forgotten you’ll sometimes find them only at 3-9 AM, hiding in the wings until all the prettier pictures to go to bed. If you have a DV-R to go with it, then you know what to do. Set that sucker to these obscurities on the TCM’s schedule.

Go directly to that Bright Lights After Dark blog link and you will see a list of the films with show dates and times and a little mini description/review/discussion of each film, along with posters and other film archives.  (I am soooooo glad that BB has TCM now.)

Anyway, get the popcorn ready and have some fun.

Oops, I’ve gotten distracted.

We have to finish up this cartoon post, yes?

Graduation by Political Cartoonist Mike Keefe

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch – 05/17/2013

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The Cleveland Police Department seems a bit fucked up too if you ask me…

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon – Political Cartoon by Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press – 05/17/2013

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

(Pathetic but true, innit?)

And….lastly, I thought this cartoon from Mr. Fish was spot on, especially with all the well deserved bashing Jon Stewart has been giving Obama this past week.

Stewart Tears Apart Obama: You Can’t Keep Saying You Found Out About News At The Same Time As Us! | Mediaite

Jon Stewart …targeted President Obama for his reactions to major administration scandals in the past week and how every time there’s a big news item involving his administration, Obama always seems to have found out about the news at the same time as the rest of the public did. Stewart found it odd that Obama wouldn’t have found out about IRS targeting Tea Party groups or the Justice Department seizing journalists’ phone records from, say, people inside the government instead.

Stewart noted how at Obama’s big press conference on Monday, there was a “question limit of one, total, from the entire American press corps,” but a reporter smartly exploited a loophole by asking four questions in the same question. Obama began his answer explaining that he learned about IRS targeting in the same news reports that the rest of the public found out about from.

Stewart mocked the blasé manner in which Obama answered the question, and pointed out that this is not the first time Obama has claimed to find out news at the same time as the rest of us. Stewart highlighted how Obama said the same thing about the Fast & Furious ATF gun-running scandal and the time when a low-flying plane freaked out everyone in New York City. And Jay Carney admitted that’s the same way Obama found out about the Justice Department seizing AP phone records.

Stewart quipped, “I wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama learned Osama bin Laden had been killed when he saw himself announce it on television.”

Video clip at the link.

Anyway,about that cartoon…here it is…Mr. Fish: The Boob Tube

This is an open thread…enjoy your evening!


14 Comments on “Friday Nite Lite: Cleveland Courage Fund… and Then The Cartoons”

  1. Well, hey how is everyone doing tonight?

    • bostonboomer says:

      Thanks for the link to that film blog. Next Friday on TCM looks really good!

  2. bostonboomer says:

    Dozens Hurt as Commuter Train Derails, Hits Second Train in Connecticut

    Approximately 50 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries this evening when a commuter train derailed near Fairfield, Conn., and knocked a second train coming the other way off the tracks, police said.

    The accident and resulting investigation prompted officials to suspend indefinitely Amtrak train service between New York and Boston, as well as service on the Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven line between Stamford, Conn., and New Haven, Conn.

    The National Transportation Safety Board was sending a team to investigate the crash, and was to be the lead agency in the investigation.

  3. Apologies if I missed this being posted already:

    Topless Women in Public Not Breaking the Law, Says NYPD

    http://www.policymic.com/mobile/articles/42359/topless-women-in-public-not-breaking-the-law-says-nypd

  4. Such a meaty post! I can’t wait to go back over Dak’s and yours with a fine tooth comb later tonight!

  5. bostonboomer says:

    Ha ha. Bobby Jindal has to pay to get his tweets promoted. Tweet says “Promoted by Bobby Jindal” and “paid for by Friends of Bobby Jindal.” Just to post some goblety-gook nonsense…

  6. Fannie says:

    Sorry, I was trying to link the article from Aljareera “Revised Guantanamo Forced Feed Policy Exposed”……………Those inmates are really hurting………….I hope Obama closes it down. Now is the time.