Wednesday, Shake a Tail Feather…Open thread!

Good Morning

 Well, what can I say?

Dancer Crossing In Chicago, Angela Dice and Demetrius McClendon leap among pedestrians at a street crossing. Photo by Jordon

Dancer Crossing In Chicago, Angela Dice and Demetrius McClendon leap among pedestrians at a street crossing. Photo by Jordon Matter.

 

My daughter is home from her bus ride from hell! I don’t know or care what is going on in the world outside of my little bubble here in Banjoville….

 

 

 

I am happy that my child is home safe, and that the rest of her friends are home too…that this post is all about dancing in the street!

 

 

 

Y’all post any links you want in the comments, this is an open thread.

 


Friday Nite Lite: No pit stop for you!

aadeedbb8d5ac9ec03ba161f6ceaa824Good Evening

Have you heard the latest crazy ass ridiculous scheme going on the voter disenfranchised movement?

I think the best way to bring it to you tonight is to give it to ya via List of X:

10 Reasons Why Florida Will Ban Voters From Using Bathrooms | List of X

If you thought voting was hard, especially in places like Florida where during the 2012 election many voters had to wait in line for several hours, then Florida’s most populous county Miami-Dade just made it even harder. In future elections, voters standing in lines will not be allowed to use the polling place’s bathrooms while waiting for their turn to perform their civil duty. (Yes, I said “duty”.)  Here are 10 reasons why Miami-Dade county has banned voters from using the restrooms.

That list is great, which goes hand in hand with this one: 10 Reactions To Supreme Court Decision on Campaign Finance | List of X

Alright, now for the cartoons.

Mass Stabbing by Political Cartoonist Adam Zyglis

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Equal Pay by Political Cartoonist Jeff Darcy

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Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman by Political Cartoonist Taylor Jones

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Secretary Sebelius Resigns by Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle

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Nick Anderson: Equal Rights – Nick Anderson – Truthdig

AAEC – Political Cartoon by John Cole, Scranton Times/Tribune – 04/11/2014

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LBJ – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 04/11/2014

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - LBJ

Plane Game by Political Cartoonist Steve Sack

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 04/09/2014

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MINIMUM WAGE by Political Cartoonist Patrick Chappatte

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Joel Pett, Lexington Herald-Leader – 04/09/2014

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I always love the way the following cartoonist draws his figures: WINDFARM BUFFER ZONES FOR SCOTLAND AGAINST SPIN by Political Cartoonist Iain Green

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Innit that fat cat awesome?

wage transparency by Political Cartoonist David Fitzsimmons

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EQUAL PAY by Political Cartoonist Bill Day

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The Koch head by Political Cartoonist John Cole

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Tree For The Forest by Political Cartoonist Christopher Weyant

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune – 04/10/2014

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Equal pay for equal work by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

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Nick Anderson: Equal Pay – Nick Anderson – Truthdig

 

just one more by Political Cartoonist Tom Janssen

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Charter Schools by Political Cartoonist Rob Tornoe

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Collection Agency for overdue school lunch money – Political Cartoon by Don Landgren Jr., TelegramTowns – 04/04/2014

Cartoon by Don Landgren Jr. - Collection Agency for overdue school lunch money

PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT – Political Cartoon by Deb Milbrath, Cartoon Movement – 04/11/2014

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Paul Fell, Artizans Syndicate – 04/11/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Paul Fell, Artizans Syndicate – 04/10/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune – 04/09/2014

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Mickey Rooney by Political Cartoonist Joe Heller

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This is an open thread…


Wednesday Reads: Hypocrisy and Parrots

083e6fc7cdb94332b71b710f9c91bd92Good Morning

As Boston Boomer mentioned the other day, when the news is bad…it feels strange to say “good” morning.  At least five people are dead in the tsunami that hit Chile after the massive earthquake which struck just of the Chilean coast late yesterday evening.

Massive 8.2 earthquake off Chile coast sparks tsunami 

A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, leading to five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the country’s northern coast with 2-meter-tall waves.

Officials said the dead included people who were crushed by collapsing walls or were killed by heart attacks.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was shallow at 12.5 miles below the seabed and struck about 100 km northwest of the mining port of Iquique near the Peruvian border.

Live: Tsunami strikes Chile after earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale causes huge wave

Five people have been confirmed dead after the quake, which struck 50 miles from the coast of Chile, sparked a 6.3ft wave

Meanwhile, here in the states…13 GM traffic deaths are tied to a 57-cent part

The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they demanded answers from General Motors’ new CEO on why the automaker took 10 years to recall cars with the defect.

At a hearing on Capitol Hill before a House subcommittee, GM’s Mary Barra acknowledged under often testy questioning that the company took too long to act. She promised changes at GM that would prevent such a lapse from happening again.

“If there’s a safety issue, we’re going to make the right change and accept that,” said Barra, who became CEO in January and almost immediately found herself thrust into one of the biggest product safety crises Detroit has ever seen.

But as relatives of the crash victims looked on intently, she admitted that she didn’t know why it took years for the dangerous defect to be announced. And she deflected many questions about what went wrong, saying an internal investigation is under way.

More at the link.

Oh, and for the hypocrisy bit…Hobby Lobby’s Hypocrisy: The Company’s Retirement Plan Invests in Contraception Manufacturers | Mother Jones

When Obamacare compelled businesses to include emergency contraception in employee health care plans, Hobby Lobby, a national chain of craft stores, fought the law all the way to the Supreme Court. The Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, the company’s owners argued, forced them to violate their religious beliefs. But while it was suing the government, Hobby Lobby spent millions of dollars on an employee retirement plan that invested in the manufacturers of the same contraceptive products the firm’s owners cite in their lawsuit.

Documents filed with the Department of Labor and dated December 2012—three months after the company’s owners filed their lawsuit—show that the Hobby Lobby 401(k) employee retirement plan held more than $73 million in mutual funds with investments in companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and drugs commonly used in abortions. Hobby Lobby makes large matching contributions to this company-sponsored 401(k).

I don’t have to tell you how hard I laughed at that headline.

Several of the mutual funds in Hobby Lobby’s retirement plan have holdings in companies that manufacture the specific drugs and devices that the Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby, is fighting to keep out of Hobby Lobby’s health care policies: the emergency contraceptive pills Plan B and Ella, and copper and hormonal intrauterine devices.

These companies include Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which makes Plan B and ParaGard, a copper IUD, and Actavis, which makes a generic version of Plan B and distributes Ella. Other holdings in the mutual funds selected by Hobby Lobby include Pfizer, the maker of Cytotec and Prostin E2, which are used to induce abortions; Bayer, which manufactures the hormonal IUDs Skyla and Mirena; AstraZeneca, which has an Indian subsidiary that manufactures Prostodin, Cerviprime, and Partocin, three drugs commonly used in abortions; and Forest Laboratories, which makes Cervidil, a drug used to induce abortions. Several funds in the Hobby Lobby retirement plan also invested in Aetna and Humana, two health insurance companies that cover surgical abortions, abortion drugs, and emergency contraception in many of the health care policies they sell.

More details at the link.

I found this infographic interesting, Here’s How The World’s Most Brilliant People Scheduled Their Days

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You can click on the link to see the bigger image here: daily-rituals.png (PNG Image, 3600 × 5400 pixels)

I really hate what wordpress has done with their new format editor…it sucks ass!!!!! So, sorry about that mess with the image up top. It is so damn frustrating! Click the PNG link and then click the image on that page when it loads, it should get larger for you so you can read the writing.

Finally, there is nothing like having a parrot that curses like a sailor…Parrot kicked out of garden centre for squawking rude words

A foul-mouthed parrot has been kicked out of a garden centre after customers complained she was turning the air blue with a string of rude words.

Ruby the African Grey was put on display at the Norcutts Garden Centre in Ashton, Greater Manchester – but came under fire for her non-stop swearing, which staff say is getting much worse.

They have had to remove Ruby from the shop floor for fears her profane language could offend more customers or be picked up by children.

All is not lost, however – as they are hoping to re-educate Ruby with a more polite vocabulary and return her to public display so she can find a loving home.

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African Greys have been dubbed the Einsteins of the parrot world for their intelligence.

A 2012 study found the birds were capable of thinking at the same intellectual level as a young human child.

Have a good day, and take it easy this first Wednesday of April…share your thoughts and such in the comments below.


Friday Nite Lite: Warning…Guns Kill Nominations

Yeah…you know what day it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Smoking Gun

Smoking Gun – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 03/28/2014

 

And on with the show…

NRA and Murthy by Political Cartoonist John Cole

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NRA interviews the next Surgeon General – Political Cartoon by Jen Sorensen, Self-syndicated – 03/25/2014

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - NRA interviews the next Surgeon General

 

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune – 03/27/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Bob Englehart, Hartford Courant – 03/27/2014

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The rest of today’s cartoons in random order…

Mike Luckovich: Georgia’s ‘Guns Everywhere’ Legislation – Mike Luckovich – Truthdig

 

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette – 03/27/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 03/27/2014

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Putin by Political Cartoonist Bruce Plante

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Nick Anderson: Oil Spill – Nick Anderson – Truthdig

 

The Russian Bare by Political Cartoonist Pat Bagley

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CHRISTIE INVESTIGATION – Political Cartoon by Deb Milbrath, Cartoon Movement – 03/28/2014

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - CHRISTIE INVESTIGATION

 

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson, Philadelphia Daily News – 03/28/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune – 03/28/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Chan Lowe, Sun-Sentinel – 03/28/2014

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Obamacare Extension – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 03/27/2014

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Obamacare Extension

 

Campaign Feelers – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 03/23/2014

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Campaign Feelers

 

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle – 03/28/2014

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A Truce in Moral Superiority by Tina Dupuy

The distinction of liberal or conservative often hinges on the association with the word “hypocrite.” To liberals, being a hypocrite is a mortal sin. There’s nothing worse than being accused of not living up to the standards you ascribe to. Hypocrite is a dirty word to call a liberal. It’s even worse than calling them “liberal.”

Take a look at that op/ed when you can.

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Matt Wuerker, Politico.com – 03/27/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Matt Wuerker, Politico.com – 03/26/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Matt Wuerker, Politico.com – 03/21/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Matt Wuerker, Politico.com – 03/12/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 03/28/2014

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Putin and London by Political Cartoonist Arend van Dam

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Payday Loan Hearings by Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle

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Chris Christie Attorney client privilege by Political Cartoonist Taylor Jones

 

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This is an open thread.


Friday Nite Lite: Slaps on wrist and psychic flight transponders

Good Evening

Lets just get to it shall we?

General Sinclair assaults by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

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This cartoon was featured on Daily Banter:

Breaking Guess | BobCesca.com | News and Politics Blog and Podcast | We Cover the World

Wolf’s next guest – Political Cartoon by Bruce Plante, Tulsa World – 03/20/2014

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Wolf's next guest

A day before it actually happened…

How Low Can We Go? | BobCesca.com | News and Politics Blog and Podcast | We Cover the World

When I shared this cartoon last night, it was intended as a joke; I didn’t actually expect a news network to go there.

On Thursday night, HLN invited a psychic to discuss what she think may have been the fate of the lost airliner and the 239 souls that were on board that plane.

“I am all for wanting to believe in mysticism and psychics,” HLN host Jenny Hutt began, “but I’m, eh, I don’t know.”

Honestly, WTF?????????????????????????  CNN’s ‘Breaking News’: We Probably Won’t Know Anything for a Long, Long Time | Mediaite

The rest of the cartoons in no particular order…

Fred Phelps is silenced. Thank God. – Political Cartoon by J.D. Crowe, Alabama Media Group – 03/21/2014

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Fred Phelps is silenced. Thank God.

AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 03/21/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Bob Englehart, Hartford Courant – 03/21/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle – 03/21/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez, El Nuevo Herald – 03/21/2014

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Real News Vanished by Political Cartoonist Mike Luckovich

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March Madness by Political Cartoonist Gary Varvel

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Senate Intelligence Committee by Political Cartoonist Gary Varvel

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Ross Gosse, Editoons, iNCk. – 03/20/2014

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Backsies in the USSR by Political Cartoonist Steve Sack

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Immigration Reform and GOP by Political Cartoonist Mike Keefe

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Malaysia flight theory by Political Cartoonist Jeff Darcy

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Mike Smith, Las Vegas Sun – 03/20/2014

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Cartoonist Gary Varvel: TV news coverage of the missing Malaysia – Political Cartoon by Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star – 03/20/2014

Cartoon by Gary Varvel - Cartoonist Gary Varvel: TV news coverage of the missing Malaysia

Flight 370 – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 03/20/2014

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Flight 370

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch – 03/20/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Paul Berge, Q Syndicate – 03/20/2014

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CIA Spies On Congress by Political Cartoonist Bob Englehart

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Winter trophies by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

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Da Plane Da Plane by Political Cartoonist John Darkow

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Couldn’t resist that one!

Malaysia Flight 370 by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

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This is an open thread…