Sunday Reads: GOP Men and the Glow-in-the-dark Jellyfish People Who Love Them

 

Hey...that does sound like a politician! Talking Shit!

Hey…that does sound like a politician. Talking out of their ass? Shit yeah!

In a world….

…where glow-in-the-dark mutant jellyfish fetuses have a 3 in 2 chance of being aborted and flushed down a pink commie Planned Parenthood commode…

….there is only one man brave enough to fight against all reason, science, and comedic ridicule to save them…

…that man, is Georgia Republican Tom Kirby.

 

Georgia Republican Tom Kirby: Defender of the Sea Jelly Veldt

Georgia Republican Tom Kirby: Defender of the Sea Jelly Veldt

 

But when Colonel Kirby, Defender of the Sea Jelly Veldt….comes up against a few no-good science loving bums…who question his reasons against mixing human DNA and jellyfish DNA…

…his plans to pass his “Save the unborn Jellyfish People Bill” run amok.

Will this Georgia Republican Protect Us From Glow-In-The-Dark Jellyfish People?

And yet…at the same time….save Gawd’s little sacred unborn glowing gift of life?

Coming to theaters this summer….

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JELLYMEN: The Miss Adventures of Tom Kirby

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Oh he ain’t all that innocent.

Yup, the force is strong with this one…and if you think it is a fucking joke. IT ISN’T!

From Huffington Post:

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A Georgia state representative is standing up for the rights of embryos: He wants to make sure they aren’t forced to glow in the dark.

Republican Rep. Tom Kirby, who has served since 2012, has posted a list of his top issues on his website. Among them he names the “ethical treatment of embryos,” which he notes includes a call to ban the mixing of human and jellyfish DNA.

The website states:

1273-20130107-JellyFishApocalypseWe in Georgia are taking the lead on this issue. Human life at all stages is precious including as an embryo. We need to get out in front of the science and technology, before it becomes something no one wants. The mixing of Human Embryos with Jellyfish cells to create a glow in the dark human, we say not in Georgia. This bill is about protecting Human life while maintaining good, valid research that does not destroy life.

Kirby also introduced legislation last week that would make it unlawful for “any person or entity to intentionally or knowingly create or attempt to create an in vitro human embryo by any means other than fertilization of a human egg by a human sperm.”

A reporter from a Georgia news station caught up with Kirby to ask for an explanation of his bill and why someone might want to mix human and jellyfish DNA.

“To make them glow in the dark is the only thing I know of,” he told Channel 2.

2008-03-24_jellyfish_dateHe also said he has not seen evidence that anyone in Georgia is trying to create human-jellyfish hybrids. “I’ve had people tell me it is, but I have not verified that for sure,” Kirby said. “It’s time we either get in front of it or we’re going to be chasing our tails.”

This is apparently not a new concern for Kirby. In a 2013 video posted on YouTube, he talked about banning human-animal hybrids.

“We’re going to stand up and say that Frankenstein-type science is not going to happen in Georgia anymore,” Kirby said. “That’s something that we really need to get rid of here.”

Sorry, but I had to quote that article in full…I could not help it. You have to forgive me. This is just fucked up beyond belief.

I mean, who needs “Frankenstein-type science” going on here in Georgia when we’ve got a proven Deliverance style of inbreeding program working in full force?

cg4f0affbea0017Here is Wonkette’s Blog on it:

Georgia Republican Will Protect Us From Glow-In-The-Dark Jellyfish People | Wonkette

Never say that Georgia Republican Tom Kirby isn’t fighting for What Matters. Many politicians enter public service because there is something in their hearts that compels them to do it, for the good of their people, and Georgia state Rep. Tom Kirby is no exception. He will protect Georgians from the scourge of human jellyfish fetuses, because that his is calling in life! You didn’t know this was a problem affecting Georgia? That is because you are clearly stupid, let Tom’s website (the URL of which inexplicably ends with “pretty photo”) tell you:

We in Georgia are taking the lead on this issue.

JellyfishTramuaCenterUnlike the other 49, who are carelessly letting the glow-in-the-dark people run wild.

Human life at all stages is precious including as an embryo. We need to get out in front of the science and technology, before it becomes something no one wants. The mixing of Human Embryos with Jellyfish cells to create a glow in the dark human, we say not in Georgia.

Leave that to South Carolina or Alabama, let Lindsey Graham and Alabama’s Chief Justice Roy Moore glow like gay nightlights, NOT IN GEORGIA. We are relieved that Tom will help us GET IN FRONT OF SCIENCE, because we all know what happens when science is in front of you, you learn things and make breakthroughs and suddenly everybody starts evolutioning each other, right in front of the children, NOT IN GEORGIA!

Tom just wants to make sure that when we do science, we are not destroying embryos, because Abortion, but we did not know that “light it up” was a third option between “let it become a beautiful baby” and “kill it!”

 

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A beautiful greenish glow in the dark jellyfish freak baby who will probably end up on food stamps and addicted to crack….fucking jelly welfare queens.

He has not seen evidence, you guys, of anyone in Georgia doing the people-jellyfish, but it’s something that we “really need to get rid of” and that “is not going to happen in Georgia anymore.” You know that thing when you are having a hard time making a joke because the joke is already written? That is happening to your Wonkette right now, it is tough. Also, you don’t want to be chasing your tails on this issue, because you know who ELSE has a tail? Jellyfish. (No they don’t.)

Kirby also says in this here video that he is concerned about getting jellyfish embryos to do sex to cow embryos, effectively making glow-in-the-dark cows, and that is A Outrage, because that is cheating at the rules of Cow Tipping, it’s not fair if one team’s cows glow and the other ones don’t.

Anyway, nobody send Tom this article about how humans actually ALREADY glow in the dark, it will give him wingnut nightmares and he will wake up crying, because he is such a dipshit.

Not only is he a dipshit…he is a symbol of what this Country’s elected office has become. A whole domed building of legislator dipshits, (well, except for the ones who bring ovaries to the Hill: Study: Women in the Senate Get Shit Done.)  These dipshits…bought and paid for by two rich ass dipshit brothers…set on destroying the world as we know it. Now when are we going to see a summer blockbuster movie about that?

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Now, I really have some disturbing links for you today, so what I am going to do is put them up first and then hit ya with a lot of fun stuff. Okay?

A new survey is out: Why femicide won’t end until we have a truly equal society | Life and style | The Guardian

Last week saw the launch of the Femicide Census, a list of murdered women that digs down into the internet like a terrible well. It was reported at length in this paper, in a piece that detailed what has changed since Karen Ingala Smith first started counting dead women in 2012, and contained tributes to some of the victims, pictured smiling and beautiful, looking off to the side of the photos, shy.

Since that piece was published though, it’s likely that in the UK alone, four more women have been murdered by their partners. This thing is going to take some time. The numbers continue to rise. These deaths are being defined not just as murders, but as “femicide”, because these are very particular deaths. These 150 women, the word acknowledges, were killed for being women. They were killed for being women because killing women is the endgame of inequality. So the word is important, because it defines their deaths as sexist acts, as tragedies that we are all witness to. The aim of the census is to connect the cases in order to analyse this violence properly, and then to end it.

Patterns are already clear. There were more than 64,000 sexual offences recorded by police last year, Ingala Smith tells me, and 1.4 million domestic violence assaults against women. “When men kill women,” she wants to stress, “they are doing so in the context of a society in which men’s violence against women is entrenched and systemic. When misogyny, sexism and the objectification of women are so pervasive that they are all but inescapable, can a man killing a women ever not be a sexist act?”

An aside: since the launch, reports of the census have inevitably been pissed on with the question: “What about the men?” Like the commenter’s cliché “Not all men”, it’s a question noisily applied to derail feminist arguments, and sometimes it is worth answering and sometimes, well, no. This time, the what-about-the-menners are claiming that in concentrating solely on female victims the census is itself sexist. But when men kill their partners they have usually been abusing them for years. When women kill, they themselves have usually been abused. In the decade up to 2012, 93.9% of adults who were convicted of murder were men. So.

Read more at the link, but to illustrate a point that this census makes…

HPD: Murdered woman filed harassment report 3 hours before fatal shooting near Med Center | abc13.com

Texas woman’s ex-boyfriend harassed her more than 140 times before shooting her dead: police

A 26-year-old single mother from Houston was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend just hours after she reported him to authorities, KHOU-TV reported.

Investigators said the suspect went to Takita Mathieu’s workplace on Thursday afternoon and shot her before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide attempt. However, he survived and was listed as being on life support as of Friday at a local hospital.

The Houston Chronicle reported that, according to witnesses, the suspect argued with Mathieu before the shooting. A semi-automatic pistol, believed to be the weapon, was found at the scene.

Mathieu had reportedly filed multiple complaints with the police about the suspect’s “erratic” behavior and harassment leading up to the shooting. Authorities said the man called her 140 times since she ended the relationship four months ago.

The victim’s cousin, Morris Williams, told KHOU that she was afraid to return to Houston after visiting family in Louisiana for Mardi Gras festivities.

“To see her daughter just to grow up without her mother is very sad,” Williams said.

What can you say to this woman’s daughter, who saw her mother trying to do the right thing by turning to the authorities and courts…ugh.

Nature Notes

Paul Rosenberg: The South’s true face of hate: Oozing nonsense from demented and influential corners of religious right – Salon.com

 

At the time I wrote for Salon in late August, (Michael) Peroutka had only recently convened a press conference, under severe pressure, in which he insisted that he wasn’t a racist—those who attacked him were—and that he had no intention of leaving the League of the South. However, in mid-October, just two weeks before the election, the Baltimore Sun reported that he had left the League, around the time my story had run, but for inexplicable reasons:

Peroutka, a Millersville Republican, said he left the group prior to Labor Day because he discovered statements members made on the subject of being opposed to interracial marriage were “contrary to my beliefs.” He would not elaborate.

Though his League of the South membership drew criticism during the campaign — “Everybody wants to talk about League of the South all the time,” he said — the decision to quit the group was not politically motivated, Peroutka said.

“I didn’t do it to bring up any political points,” Peroutka said. “I dont have any problem with the organization.”

Peroutka said he still stands by the group’s stances on self-government and conserving southern heritage.

The lack of any serious differences were further underscored, when Peroutka won the election, and was congratulated by League President Michael Hill. His resignation was kabuki theater, nothing more

Even in its own terms, the account was nonsensical, since he remains quite friendly with Hill, who is himself opposed to racial intermarriage. But that’s relatively common among Southern conservatives: about 20 percent of them held such views from 2000 to 2012, according to the General Social Survey. Given that the League of the South appeals overwhelmingly to this demographic, it would have been truly shocking if there weren’t members who felt this way. What did Peroutka expect to find there? Who’s he trying to kid?

At the same time, the League’s official policy since its founding had been opposed to racial integration in the private sector—artfully phrased by saying, “we believe in a Southern society that…. Values and sustains true freedom of association.” As Rand Paul will tell you, “true freedom of association” means discrimination. And Peroutka never had a problem with that.

In short, his resignation was just political theater: Peroutka needed an opportunity to perform the pretense of anti-racism, without actually doing or saying anything to alienate his like-minded base. That finely-tuned balance was precisely the point, and it worked perfectly with those who wanted to believe his performance, who were just enough to help him get elected in the GOP wave, with a little extra help from a Nixon-style, last-minute dirty-trick anti-gay robocall, which Peroutka also unconvincingly denied any knowledge of.

This is how Peroutka operates, a master of contradictory mixed message delivery, highly skilled at crafting beautiful lies in the best Southern tradition. He’s closely aligned with the Southern secessionist white supremacist base, but he’s particularly focused on trying to make it seem mainstream, spinning out an alternative-history view of the world. As happened here, this sometimes requires him to play distancing games, but he effortlessly paired that distancing with blatantly open assurances of continued allegiance.

Peroutka and Moore both make a similar basic argument. Its full-blown form runs as follows: Gay marriage is against “God’s law,” and the Constitution is based on “God’s law” (the Bible), ergo gay marriage is unconstitutional, and judges who say otherwise are violating their oaths, and need not be obeyed—in fact, they should be impeached, and if not, their continued officeholding may be grounds for (a) nullification and/or (b) secession, because it is a form of tyranny. Peroutka has openly touched all the bases on this argument, while Moore has at least gone as far as calling for impeachment, as Sara Posner reports, but no one should be surprised if he’s willing to go all the way. The ease with which he ignored a Supreme Court ruling—declining to stay the same-sex marriage order—certainly would suggest that he might be just as comfortable with nullification and secession as his good friend Michael Peroutka is.

That is just part of the middle of the article…read the whole thing at the link.

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Louisiana Republican’s disturbing note to wife revealed: You’re ‘going to be a rape victim’

A Louisiana elected official accused of sexually assaulting his former wife watched pornography on his government computer and left a threatening note to his alleged victim, prosecutors said.

St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta was indicted in April on sexual battery charges in connection with an October 2013 attack on his then-wife, who is accused of handcuffing, tying to the ceiling, beating, and sexually assaulting.

The state Attorney General filed documents Thursday that described the incident and offers a possible motive and intent, reported the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Investigators said Peralta, a Republican from Meraux, frequently viewed explicit videos depicting bondage and forced sex on his personal and work computers, and they also found a handwritten note that appears to threaten his then-wife with assault.

“Your going to be a rape victim,” the note reads. “Put on heels, skirt & a blouse you don’t care if it gets ruined. Text me when you are ready and come downstairs.”

The note is not signed or dated, but prosecutors said it was written by Peralta and discovered during a July search of his home.

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The 107-page court filing accused Peralta of using his position to intimidate his former wife, who worked as a paralegal for the parish government.

Prosecutors said Peralta retaliated against his former wife after she tried to expose his alleged gambling addiction.

He also threatened to expose sexually explicit photos of her to force the woman to drop her accusations against him during their divorce proceedings, investigators said.

Peralta was also charged with felony stalking in another parish after he was accused of sending threatening emails to his ex-wife.

A grand jury is considering a possible malfeasance in office charge against him, as well.

This next one is unbelievably cruel: Cops: Baby Died After Couple Used Breast Milk for Porn Instead of Food

The picture of the mug shots are enough to get you even more pissed. The dude is smirking…

A pair of parents in Glendale, Oregon, were charged with murder by abuse this week in the starvation death of their seven-week-old son. According to local news outlet KPIC, police believe Amanda Hancock used breast milk for lactation porn “instead of feeding the child.” Stephen Williams, the father, also allegedly worked in online porn.

Deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an infant in distress on January 22. Data Hancock, the baby boy, died on the scene, and Williams and Amanda Hancock were arrested following a monthlong investigation, during which medical examiners determined that starvation was the time of death.

Hancock and Williams told police that they fed Data milk several times a day, KPIC reports, but admitted that they did not properly care for him in general. Williams said that he noticed that the baby was losing weight, but did not call a doctor because he believed that to be Hancock’s responsibility.

Speechless.

Ideology Seen as Factor in Closings in University of North Carolina System – NYTimes.com

An advisory panel of the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors has recommended closing three academic centers, including a poverty center and one dedicated to social change, inciting outrage among liberals who believe that conservatives in control of state government are targeting ideological opponents in academia.

Conservatives are cheering the move, seeing it as a corrective to a higher education system they believe has lent its imprimatur to groups that engage in partisan activism.

Ugh…

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ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: On Altar Girls at the Star of the Sea Catholic Church in San Francisco And Other Related Topics

A Catholic church there, the Star of the Sea,  decided to stop allowing girls to be altar servers.  Existing girls who are serving can continue but new ones will not be accepted.

Imagine how you would feel if you were one of those “mistake, oops” girls!  To allow them to continue doesn’t patch up the rejection.

But it’s all perfectly fine, because there are parents in the congregation who like the idea of boys-only (in a church of male-priests-only) and because the priest behind this “innovation,” one Joseph Illo, argues that the change is great for male bonding and makes sense as being an altar server could be the first step to becoming a priest and — duh — girls cannot become priests ever.  The logic is beautiful and very clear and in my divine opinion backwards.

The same Joseph Illo raised a few feathers more recently:

The Rev. Joseph Illo recently banned the use of altar girls at school and parish Masses at Star of the Sea, a decision opposed by some parents and staff.
Illo also upset families when he decided that non-Catholic students could no longer receive blessings during Communion, a decision he reversed after complaints from the school community.
And this week, parents revealed that Star of the Sea students as young as those in second grade received a pamphlet about confession late last year that referred to sexual topics such as sodomy, masturbation and abortion.

That was a mistake, Illo said Wednesday.
“Among the 70 items for reflection, some were not age appropriate for schoolchildren,” Illo said in a statement. “We apologize for this oversight and removed the pamphlet as soon as this was brought to our attention by the school faculty in December.”

You want to know what those pamphlets contained?

They asked questions such as, “Did I perform impure acts by myself (masturbation) or with another (adultery, fornication and sodomy)?” and, “Did I practice artificial birth control or was I or my spouse prematurely sterilized (tubal ligation or vasectomy)?” as well as, “Have I had or advised anyone to have an abortion?”
Riley Brooks, an 11-year-old student at the school, explained how he and his sixth-grade classmates responded to the material: they were “really grossed out.” “There was something about masturbation,” Brooks told the Chronicle. “Pretty sure abortion was on there, but I can’t remember. And sodomy. I don’t know what that means.”

Put all that together and Illo, a presumably celibate man in power inside a church which assigns most power to celibate men,  comes across as someone who just may have a slight problem with women and women’s sexuality.  The irony in that is more than I can quite absorb.

I can’t absorb it either.

 And one more: Never have online attacks on women been more visible, more denounced, or more effective | PandoDaily

As I read this piece in the Washington Post yesterday I felt sicker and sicker. It’s about the deep psychological toll that many feminist writers endure when they publish online.

The underlying problem is well documented. Thanks to the Internet and social media, a message can reach more people, via fewer gatekeepers, than ever before. But that freedom of movement for information has also allowed groups of highly organized trolls to pummel and pummel in highly targeted and efficient ways they couldn’t before. Often the targets of those trolls are women.

Women who receive this kind of daily onslaught are often faced with two possible outcomes: The first is that they stand their ground, knowing that the attacks will keep coming, and that they’ll likely spend the rest of their lives battling the damage to their psyche. Or, they agree to be silenced and spend the rest of their lives in a mixture of guilt and sadness that they “allowed” the bullies to win.

As I said, those were some heavy duty links. Be sure to take a look at the rest of the articles if you have a chance…I think you will find these interesting:

Tonight is Oscar night!

So in celebration of that, here are some movie linkish goodness~

22 Facts About Oscar Movies Too Interesting for the Show | Cracked.com

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I know that The Grand Budapest Hotel has a slim chance of winning for best picture. But if you have not seen it, please…go and check it out…it is wonderful!

The Grand Budapest Hotel’s Humane Comedy About Tragedy -by  | The Atlantic

Wes Anderson’s Oscar-nominated film does something few art forms have managed: It offers a funny, but respectful, reflection on the horrors of the Holocaust.

Like so many others, I spent last month’s 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in remembrance of the Holocaust. I quietly contemplated the past, thought about family members who had survived, and those who had perished, attended a commemorative ceremony, said Kaddish, and shed some tears. And then I watched a comedy—Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is nominated for nine Academy Awards at this Sunday’s ceremony.

How can comedy ever be appropriate when it comes to remembering such solemn events? I first asked that question about the film three years ago, before it was even made. At the time I was the U.S. Ambassador in Prague, and the filmmakers reached out to say that they were researching a movie set in the fictional land of Zubrowka (a stand in for the Czech lands) during the 1930s, concluding in 1938 and told in flashback from 1968 (two very bleak years in Czech history, marking the Nazi and the Soviet invasions). Would I help?

I hope that Anderson wins for best screenplay. Read the rest at that link, it is a good review.

Next up, an actual article written by Hattie McDaniel’s Defies Critics in 1947 THR Essay: “I Have Never Apologized” – Hollywood Reporter

THR has reprinted this essay by McDaniel…

Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award for 1939’s Gone With the Wind, wrote this touching piece in a 1947 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

An utterance of a first century Jewish scholar, “I am became all things to all men,” can very aptly be applied to Hollywood — film city of the world. To the blue-nosed moralist, it is a city of gin and sin. To a producer, it is an exacting place of business. To the actor or actress, it is a powerful potentate, holding in its hands honor or oblivion. To the tourist from Salt Lake, or Peoria, or Milwaukee, Hollywood is a man-made fairyland.

Sixteen years ago, I was a tourist from Milwaukee.

Oscars: When Politics Takes the Podium at Academy Awards – Hollywood Reporter

Two separate polarizing debates attached themselves to the 87th Academy Awards long before the red carpets were unfurled. Are the dearth of African-American nominees and the low count of Selma noms indicative of a colorblind selection process, or of entrenched racism? Is American Sniper a chilling view of the personal costs of war, or unadulterated propaganda?

There’s a chance these pressure points will pop up during Sunday night’s broadcast from the Dolby Theatre. But will any potential eruptions dislodge one of these 10 historical moments of political theater as played out live on the Oscar stage?

1940: Hattie McDaniel’s Long Walk to Gold

Way back at the 12th Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award for best supporting actress, which on the surface is an ordinary big deal. An actress wins the best supporting award every year, and the film McDaniel was nominated for, Gone With the Wind, raked in eight Oscars. Hattie McDaniel’s big deal is that she was the first African-American ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, and she won it, too. When her name was announced in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub at L.A.’s Ambassador Hotel, McDaniel stood up, way back in the room, and started the long walk down toward the stage from the segregated dining table.

More at the link.

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 2: Voter Finds ‘Whiplash’ “Offensive,” Doesn’t “Get” ‘Birdman’ – The Hollywood Reporter

Anonymous Oscars voter rips Selma: There’s ‘no art’ to the film | theGrio

Hullabaloo- Saturday Night at the Movies Pre-Oscar marathon: Top 10 Movies about the movies By Dennis Hartley

And for the last link of the post:

DC Gives 11-Year-Old Girl Who Asked for More Female-Lead Content Her Own Superhero | The Mary Sue

Back in January we told you about Rowan Hansen, an 11-year-old comic lover who hand-wrote a letter to DC sharing her frustration over gendered toys and lack of representation for female fans.

Nearly a month later, Rowan and her message that “girls read comics, too” are still gaining traction, with the fifth-grader appearing on an NBC Today segment this morning to talk about her favorite heroes, the impracticality of most female battle armor, and accept a token of DC’s “commitment to fulfill their promise” to create more “superhero fun for girls.”

I say that this Super Rowan needs to star in her own Summer Blockbuster soon! I can’t wait to see SR kicking some anti-Jellyfish People, Science denying, PLUB women hating, GOP Mens Club members.

This is an open thread…yeah, I said open thread. You wanna start somethin’?

Hey…you lookin’ at me?

 


Sunday Reads: Cartoons and Links, and Please, No More “Gates”

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Good Morning

Since I missed out on Friday’s cartoon post, I figured the thread today will make up for that.

American Sharpshooters – Political Cartoon by Russell Hodin, NEW TIMES San Luis Obispo – 01/29/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by John Cole, Scranton Times/Tribune – 01/29/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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Bad Forecast – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 01/29/2015

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Drone Advice – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 01/30/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Tim Eagan, The Press Democrat – 01/29/2015

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Never Again – Political Cartoon by Ed Hall, Artizans Syndicate – 01/29/2015

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Bull in DIplomatic Shop – Political Cartoon by Steve Artley, Artleytoons – 01/29/2015

Cartoon by Steve Artley - Bull in DIplomatic Shop

 

Mike Luckovich: Palin Smarts – Mike Luckovich – Truthdig

2/1 Luckovich cartoon: The grand tour | Mike Luckovich

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The next few links come from Cagle Cartoons…and it looks like Cagle is having some difficulties:

Cagle.com Supporter Funding

What Middle Class by Political Cartoonist Ingrid Rice

Putins Weapon by Political Cartoonist Marian Kamensky

LDS and LGBT WWJD by Political Cartoonist Pat Bagley

Sharia Dress Code by Political Cartoonist Pat Bagley

Minnie Measles Outbreak by Political Cartoonist Pat Bagley

SUPER BOWL 2015 by Political Cartoonist Randy Bish

Super Bowl by Political Cartoonist Bob Englehart

Keystone XL Groundhog by Political Cartoonist R.J. Matson

Flag on the word play by Political Cartoonist John Cole

This one is good: Measles by Political Cartoonist Joe Heller

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Lisa Benson, Victor Valley Daily Press – 01/31/2015

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon – Political Cartoon by Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press – 01/31/2015

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Cold War Relics – Political Cartoon by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News – 01/31/2015

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Cold War Relics

 

Free College – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 01/27/2015

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Free College

Saint Serra – Political Cartoon by Steve Greenberg, Freelance, Los Angeles – 01/30/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Joel Pett, Lexington Herald-Leader – 01/30/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Joel Pett, Lexington Herald-Leader – 01/29/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle – 01/30/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette – 01/30/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette – 01/27/2015

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1/30 Luckovich: Trading Places | Mike Luckovich

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1/28 Luckovich cartoon: Is that you, Olaf? | Mike Luckovich

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1/27 Luckovich cartoon: Fly by | Mike Luckovich

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez, El Nuevo Herald – 01/24/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Chan Lowe, Tribune Content Agency – 01/24/2015

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There were some good ones in that bunch this week.

 

Up next a few links about nothing in particular.

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in a ‘medically induced coma’ after being found ‘face down’ and ‘unconscious in bath tub’ | Daily Mail Online

 

  • Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive and face down in a bathtub full of water on Saturday morning
  • She was discovered by her husband Nick Gordon who began CPR before police took over as they awaited an ambulance
  • While she is currently stable, she is in a medically induced coma as she is suffering from swelling in her brain
  • Her father, Bobby Brown, and Tyler Perry, are currently by her side
  • This comes days before the third anniversary of her mother’s accidental drowning in a bath tub on February 11, 2012

 

Sticking with the Mail for a bit more:

Woman says she was pushed to the floor by a GHOST in video from Chile | Daily Mail Online

From Larry with lust…Olivier’s X-rated letters to Vivien Leigh seen for first time  | Daily Mail Online

52,000 Knots — re:form — Medium -One Man’s Journey Into the Craft of Tatted Lace

Compact wool measurement tool may find home on the range

Move over Milan! Late Medieval and Renaissance Fashion in Venice

The Huntsman is also tossing the dwarves · Newswire · The A.V. Club

It looks like Frank Darabont isn’t the only one who won’t be a part of The Huntsman. Deadline reports that Toby Jones, Nick Frost, and Eddie Marsan will not be returning for the sequel to Universal’s Snow White And The Huntsman.

While Marsan was never scheduled to return, given his prior commitment to Showtime’s Ray Donovan (making him one of the few people in this world who have any sort of commitment to Ray Donovan), it seems Frost and Jones were unable to agree on terms for reprising their roles. Which is just as well, given that the film apparently only has roles for two of the original seven characters. It’s surprising that the studio wouldn’t invite them all back; speaking metaphorically, it would have been a good way to throw them at the wall and see who stuck. Plus, since the studio clearly has a commitment to verisimilitude—given that every single actor cast was someone then digitally altered to look like a dwarf, rather than just casting actual dwarf actors—they shouldn’t have much trouble lining up a bunch of white British men to play all the other roles, either.

 

That has to be some extremely varied topics there…anyway, I am exhausted. Emergency rooms and sick kids can make very long, long periods of restless worry tied with lack of sleep…extremely annoying.

Think of this as an open thread.

 

 


Friday Nite Lite: # JeSuisCharlie

 

Good Evening

The cartoon post this evening is going to be somber, as you can probably tell it will focus on the terrorist events in France this week.

Before we get to the cartoon tributes, let’s touch on a few things:

First a few quick updates on the news:

French police end twin standoffs, killing Charlie Hebdo terror suspects and an associate – The Washington Post

Paris Massacre Suspects Killed in Dramatic Hostage Raids – NBC News.com

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula member claims group behind Paris terror attack | Fox News

Image for #JeSuisAhmed Reminds Us That A French Muslim Died To Protect Free Speech- HuffPo

And secondly:

The Twitter phenomenon:

 

Look here for the geomap of the twitter hashtag #JeSuisCharlie  at the website | CartoDB it shows a time lapse map of the use of this hashtag over a period of time.

The cartoons that got 12 people killed can be seen here:

These Are The Charlie Hebdo Cartoons That Terrorists Thought Were Worth Killing Over

and here:

4 Cartoonists Killed In Attack On Charlie Hebdo Newspaper

As for the tributes…

On Instagram:

‘Banksy’ Instagram Account Shares Simple But Beautiful Tribute To Charlie Hebdo Cartoonists

UPDATE: Jan. 8 — The image shared on the fake Banksy account in fact belongs to French illustrator Lucille Clerc, who told The Huffington Post via email: “Yes, I can confirm the drawing is mine. Whoever [reposted] this just took my image and added a filter. I didn’t answer as I don’t want it to turn into a polemic, and distract people from the real issues.”

The original “Banksy” Instagram post has since been updated to credit Clerc’s Twitter handle.

You can see more of Clerc’s work here.

RIP @lucille_clerc

A photo posted by Banksy (@banksy) on

Artists Around The World Show They Won’t Be Silenced By Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo Attack

Gunmen stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo — a satirical newspaper headquartered in Paris — leaving 12 dead Wednesday, including cartoonists Jean “Cabu” Cabut, Georges Wolinski and Bernard Verlhac (also known as Tignous), as well as the publication’s editor/publisher Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier.

In the immediate aftermath, illustrators and artists around the world were moved to express grief and frustration, showing solidarity with their slain colleagues in political cartoons aimed at defending freedom of speech, while also condemning religious extremism. Many of the visualizations capture the absurdity of the terrorist attack in a universal language — cartoons.

There are a lot of cartoons at that link with translations too.

Newspapers React To Charlie Hebdo Attack With Show Of Solidarity On Front Pages

In London, The Independent had a bold message for the terrorists:

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the independent

That is just one of many, so go and see the others.

Now the cartoons.

There are just so many of these, that I can’t even post all of them. So I will give you the ones I think are the best…hope that you will agree. At the end I’ll post the links to other sites where you can see other cartoons as well…so with that, here we go…

Lalo Alcaraz: Behind His Charlie Hebdo Cartoon That Went Viral – NBC News.com

Charlie Hebdo tribute by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

158416 600 Charlie Hebdo tribute cartoons

AAEC – Political Cartoon by MStreeter, Savannah Morning News – 01/08/2015

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Charlie Hebdo – Political Cartoon by Elena Steier, Sickworldjournal.com – 01/08/2015

Cartoon by Elena Steier - Charlie Hebdo

French Fries – Political Cartoon by Elena Steier, Sickworldjournal.com – 01/09/2015

Cartoon by Elena Steier - French Fries

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon – Political Cartoon by Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press – 01/08/2015

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch – 01/08/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Bob Englehart, Hartford Courant – 01/08/2015

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Je Suis Charlie Hebdo – Political Cartoon by Steve Artley, Artleytoons – 01/08/2015

Cartoon by Steve Artley - Je Suis Charlie Hebdo

Satire Solidarity – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 01/08/2015

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Satire Solidarity

Charlie Hebdo – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 01/09/2015

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Charlie Hebdo

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune – 01/08/2015

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Freedom To Express – Political Cartoon by Tim Campbell, Current Publishing – 01/08/2015

Cartoon by Tim Campbell - Freedom To Express

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Bado, Le Droit – 01/09/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez, El Nuevo Herald – 01/08/2015

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Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Terrorists attack Paris newspaper – Political Cartoon by Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star – 01/08/2015

Cartoon by Gary Varvel - Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Terrorists attack Paris newspaper

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson, Philadelphia Daily News – 01/08/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Joel Pett, Lexington Herald-Leader – 01/08/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Kevin Siers, Charlotte Observer – 01/08/2015

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Tom Stiglich, MEDIA NEWS GROUP – 01/08/2015

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Bruce Plante Cartoon: Massacre in Paris – Political Cartoon by Bruce Plante, Tulsa World – 01/08/2015

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Massacre in Paris

AAEC – Political Cartoon by John Cole, Scranton Times/Tribune – 01/08/2015

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Badges – Political Cartoon by Ed Hall, Artizans Syndicate – 01/09/2015

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Badges

Silent No More by Political Cartoonist Rick McKee

158497 600 Silent No More cartoons

Ink Bottle – Political Cartoon by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News – 01/09/2015

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Ink Bottle

Regeneration by Political Cartoonist Petar Pismestrovic

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je suis charlie by Political Cartoonist Bill Schorr

158483 600 je suis charlie cartoons

Khartoonist by Political Cartoonist Randall Enos

158480 600 Khartoonist cartoons

The Prophet’s face by Political Cartoonist John Cole

158474 600 The Prophets face cartoons

Je Suis Charlie by Political Cartoonist Dry Bones

158470 600 Je Suis Charlie cartoons

Laughing at religion by Political Cartoonist Steve Greenberg

158468 600 Laughing at religion cartoons

Voltaire by Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Lisa Benson, Victor Valley Daily Press – 01/09/2015Cartoon by Lisa Benson -

Charlie Hebdo – Political Cartoon by Mike Keefe, InToon.com – 01/09/2015

Cartoon by Mike Keefe - Charlie Hebdo

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette – 01/09/2015

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ink tears and blood by Political Cartoonist Hajo de Reijger

158462 600 ink  tears and blood cartoons

je suis charlie – Political Cartoon by Charles Beyl, Lancaster Sunday News – 01/08/2015

Cartoon by Charles Beyl - je suis charlie

Muhammad Speaks by Political Cartoonist Monte Wolverton

158447 600 Muhammad Speaks cartoons

Mr. Fish: World Dumbmination – Mr. Fish – Truthdig

Charlie Hebdo by Political Cartoonist Deng Coy Miel

158408 600 Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Radical Islam by Political Cartoonist Steve Sack

158430 600 Radical Islam cartoons

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Ed Gamble, King Features Syndicate – 01/08/2015

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Pencil Palisade Charlie Hebdo by Political Cartoonist Riber Hansson

158399 600 Pencil Palisade Charlie Hebdo cartoons

 

Cartoonists and Terrorists by Political Cartoonist Marian Kamensky

158397 600 Cartoonists and Terrorists cartoons

The Mighty Pen by Political Cartoonist Nik Kowsar

158391 600 The Mighty Pen cartoons

war on cartoons by Political Cartoonist Schot

158403 600 war on cartoons cartoons

 

For more cartoons:

AAEC – Political Cartoons

Charlie Hebdo Attack Cartoons

 

This is an open thread.


Friday Nite Lite: Lalochezia for the Muthafukkin’ win!

Hello!!!!!!!!!

I was chatting with Mona today…and we both were laughing about how the iPhone auto spell correct will change various curse words like “fuck” into “duck.” (Hell, when I replied to Mona…”damn” it changed it to “dame”…what a shitty pain in the ass.)

Anyway. When I told her how I had to add words like, fuck…fucking, shitass, etc. to the shortcut function on the iPhone keyboard…Mona LOL and said…

Lalochezia for the motherfucking win!

Ha!

Immediately I knew I had the title for tonight’s post.

That got me thinking about Samuel L Jackson…and his unique use of the word motherfucking. Check this out:

Every different way Sam Jackson has spelled “motherf**ker” since 2011

Since joining Twitter… in October 2011, Samuel L. Jackson has used the word “Motherf*cker” 186 times. And you’re probably all like, “So what, that’s no big deal!” The man’s got a thing for it, and I would too if I wielded it like a platinum pussy magnet. But read carefully, then go back and re-read because there’s no way to comprehend what I’m about to tell you. Out of all those 186 “motherf*cker”s, 151 of them are completely unique spellings.

151

completely

unique

spellings.

Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs (no, not motherf*ckingly) and grammatical units beyond linguistic classification. That’s one new variant every 4 days. Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets, and I’ve been taught that he’s super important, even though I’m pretty sure he hasn’t offered even one spelling of “motherf*cker.” It’s unimaginable. It’s beyond poetry.

This infographic list the “motherfuckers” from 05/07/13 to 10/11/11…I wonder what this list would look like now.

samuel-jackson-motherfucker-infographic

As you can see, the first couple dozen are pretty similar in structure, if not mostly repeats. Then 2012 happened, and it seems like Mr. L. Jackson’s resolution was to never use the same motherf*cker twice. From January 2012 onward, 92% of his “motherf*cker”s are unique, compared to 81% total. Compared to 1% for the worthless other people like you and me. I’ve seen his variants described as crude or vulgar, but that’s bullshit. When Jackson uses the standard spelling, it’s only to acknowledge his aversion to its lack of style. He treats Twitter as the playground that it is, so he brings his celebrity character to the medium like he would anywhere else. The spellings are nuanced and sonically faithful to his pronounced talent. Read them as impressionist cues rather than literal spellings, and you’ll get 151 unique pronunciations.

Here’s to Sam Jackson, the Lewis Carrol of swearing.

 

Well, here is your muhbunchafuqqyn cartoons for tonight’s thread.

Oh and btw, Mona says hello…and she misses y’all!

 

 

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Tom Stiglich, MEDIA NEWS GROUP – 11/26/2014

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Ferguson hood by Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Matt Wuerker, Politico.com – 11/27/2014

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon – Political Cartoon by Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press – 11/27/2014

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Happy Thanksforthesavings – Political Cartoon by Paul Combs, Tribune Media Services – 11/27/2014

Cartoon by Paul Combs - Happy Thanksforthesavings

Looting Justice – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 11/27/2014

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Looting Justice

 

Signe Wilkinson: Obama Strategy – Signe Wilkinson – Truthdig

Mike Luckovich: Ferguson Justice – Mike Luckovich – Truthdig

 

Ferguson Media Priority by Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle

156805 600 Ferguson Media Priority cartoons

 

Nick Anderson: Turkey Day – Nick Anderson – Truthdig

 

Thanksgiving/C hristmas by Political Cartoonist Sandy Huffaker

156806 600 Thanksgiving/C  hristmas cartoons

Grand Jury by Political Cartoonist Zapiro

156819 600 Grand Jury cartoons

 

New Secretary of Defense by Political Cartoonist Bruce Plante

156821 600 New Secretary of Defense cartoons

 

This is from an Egyptian State Newspaper:

Ferguson Clashes by Political Cartoonist Sherif Arafa

156822 600 Ferguson Clashes cartoons

 

Riot Control – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 11/28/2014

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Riot Control

 

You Did This, Bill Cosby by Rick Jensen

156712 600 You Did This, Bill Cosby cartoons

For some reason, that Sack cartoon is credited with a Jensen cartoon…

Signe Wilkinson: Racism – Signe Wilkinson – Truthdig

Mike Luckovich: Ferguson Frightacide – Mike Luckovich – Truthdig

This is an open thread…


Sunday: Move it dammit! Morning Reads…

Good Afternoon

I started to write this post at 7:00 am this morning. But…and this is a big but, I must have fallen back to sleep while waiting for my WordPress account to login because next thing I know Boston Boomer is asking me if I was going to be able to do the post today. Ha, thanks for waking me up BB!!!! (My phone was next to my laptop on my bed, and consequently under my head when I dozed off this morning. So you see, the thing was vibrating and making noise when BB sent her emails.)

The thread today is going to be mostly cartoons. I can’t muster enough coherent language skills for anything else.

Enjoy…

AAEC – Political Cartoon by John Cole, Scranton Times/Tribune – 11/19/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Phil Hands, Wisconsin State Journal – 11/22/2014

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Manson Family Values – Political Cartoon by Monte Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons, Inc. – 11/22/2014

Cartoon by Monte Wolverton - Manson Family Values

 

Executive Order – Political Cartoon by Mike Keefe, InToon.com – 11/21/2014

Cartoon by Mike Keefe - Executive Order

 

Immigration Reform, GOP Nightmare – Political Cartoon by J.D. Crowe, Alabama Media Group – 11/21/2014

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Immigration Reform, GOP Nightmare

 

Keystone XL pipeline jobs – Political Cartoon by Andrew David Cox, Self-syndicated – 11/20/2014

Cartoon by Andrew David Cox - Keystone XL pipeline jobs

 

Now this next one is from Gary Varel who was recently in the news:

 

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Obama’s immigration – Political Cartoon by Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star – 11/20/2014

The caption for this was missing on the AECC website, but was written in the notes on the cartoon’s page:

  • Cartoon Title: Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Obama’s immigration
  • Keywords: Gary Varvel,The Indianapolis Star,Creators Syndicate,U.S.,Mexico,border,Immigration,politics,illegal
  • Caption: The impact of President Obama’s immigration order may encourage more illegal, I mean, undocumented immigrants to enter the U.S.

Cartoon by Gary Varvel - Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Obama's immigration

Now this is the cartoon and story that I mentioned up top…

Wingnut Cartoonist At Indy Star Gets His Cartoon Yanked | Crooks and Liars

Wingnut Cartoonist At Indy Star Gets His Cartoon Yanked

Gary Varvel of the Indianapolis Star is known for “expressing his strong views” on the Obama administration, but his turn to overt racism had the paper pulling one of his cartoons today after receiving numerous complaints.

Take a look at the C&L link for the changes made before the newspaper pulled the cartoon.

 

In response to this, a look at how Luckovich reacted to the Obama speech…11/18 Luckovich cartoon: Illegal aliens | Mike Luckovich

 

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11/23 Luckovich cartoon: Executive edict | Mike Luckovich

 

 

Signe Wilkinson: Immigration – Signe Wilkinson – Truthdig

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle – 11/20/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 11/20/2014

 

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 11/19/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Tim Eagan, The Press Democrat – 11/20/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch – 11/20/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch – 11/21/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette – 11/20/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette – 11/19/2014

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Keystone Jobs – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 11/20/2014

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Keystone Jobs

 

Father’s Nightmare – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 11/21/2014

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Father's Nightmare

Emperor’s Clothes – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 11/23/2014

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Emperor's Clothes

 

One Manson One Woman – Political Cartoon by Tim Campbell, Current Publishing – 11/20/2014

Cartoon by Tim Campbell - One Manson One Woman

 

AAEC – Political Cartoon by John R. Rose, Byrd Newspapers of Virginia – 11/21/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Charlie Daniel, Knoxville News Sentinel – 11/21/2014

 

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 11/21/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by MStreeter, Savannah Morning News – 11/21/2014

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez, El Nuevo Herald – 11/21/2014

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Meanwhile…

 

 

 

Ferguson by Political Cartoonist Marian Kamensky

152589 600 Ferguson cartoons

 

Ferguson MO shooting by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

152279 600 Ferguson MO shooting cartoons

 

Hands Up Turkey Cartoons

156564 600 Hands Up Turkey cartoons

 

Did you all see this?

Missouri teens wear blackface during powder-puff game | theGrio

Sullivan High School seniors in blackface for powder puff game (Facebook)

Now just a few more links:

There is a real village called Fucking Hell?

‘Named after Austrian village’: F**king Hell beer ad sparks controversy — RT News

When I read this next headline….I thought the last word was turd.

Review: ‘Extraterrestrial’ lands with a thud – LA Times

And no, this headline and story is not a fucking joke…Kentucky Fire Chief Refuses to Help Family of Stranded Motorists Because They Are Black | Alternet

Photo Credit: via WDRB News

A Kentucky fire chief is being criticized for racist comments after he refused to help a family of stranded motorists because they were black, and then suggested that an Asian-American television reporter did not understand English.

In a Bullitt County Sheriff’s deputy’s body camera recording  obtained by WDRB, Southeast Bullitt County Fire Chief Julius Hatfield can be heard discussing a car accident on I-65 in September.

Hatfield first goes out of his way to provide assistance to Loren Dicken, who is white.

“You got a jack, ain’t you?” Hatfield asks the driver. “If you show me where them things is at, I’ll get my guys to start changing the tire for you.”

At first, Dicken turns down the offer, but Hatfield insists, saying, “It will save you a bill.”

Firefighters working for Hatfield even picked Dicken up from the hospital and took him back to the firehouse, where his car was ready and waiting.

But Hatfield treats the family of four black motorists completely differently.

“Well, I’ve got a family of four from Cincinnati, I got to do something with,” the Bullitt County deputy tells Hatfield over the radio.

“We ain’t taking no n*ggers here,” Hatfield replies, laughing.

Instead of offering to help driver Chege Mwangi, the deputy recommends that he call the AAA motor club.

Ha…that is so funny. /snark full of bullshit.

Mwangi told WDRB that he noticed that the firefighters had provided assistance to other motorists, but his family wasn’t injured so he didn’t think much of it. However, he said that the sheriff’s department was helpful.

And when WDRB’s Valerie Chinn attempted to ask Hatfield about the financial management of Southeast Bullitt Fire Department at a town meeting, he suggested that she didn’t understand English, and threatened to have her arrested.

“Do you understand English darling?” he says in video recorded at the public meeting by WDRB cameras. “Do you understand English?”

“Turn that camera off,” Hatfield barks. “I’ve asked you that in a nice way. Buddy, call the cops and get them here.”

“I asked you once tonight if you understand English,” the fire chief adds after Chinn presses the issue. “I’m speaking English.”

Video at the link.

This is an open thread, have at it!


Friday Nite Lite: “He’s an ugly little spud isn’t he?”

“I think he can hear you, Ray”

 

156004 600 Midterms cartoons

 

Midterms by Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee

Evening All…it is that time of week again.

GOP wins big by Political Cartoonist Rick McKee

155879 600 GOP wins big cartoons

 

power struggle by Political Cartoonist Petar Pismestrovic

155881 600 power struggle cartoons

 

Elephant In Room by Political Cartoonist Cameron Cardow

 

 

155887 600 Elephant In Room cartoons

GOP Steering Congress by Political Cartoonist Adam Zyglis

155888 600 GOP Steering Congress cartoons

GOP Win by Political Cartoonist Joe Heller

155893 600 GOP Win cartoons

155883 600 Riding the Wave cartoons

Midterm Election bloodbath by Political Cartoonist Jeff Darcy

155898 600 Midterm Election bloodbath cartoons

From a European Cartonist: Trickle Down Economics by Political Cartoonist Martyn Turner

155990 600 Trickle Down Economics cartoons

OBAMA’S NEW FURNITURE by Political Cartoonist Randy Bish

155901 600 OBAMAS NEW FURNITURE cartoons

Not sure what I think of this nest one:

 

School shootings by Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee

 

155907 600 School shootings cartoons

 

Luxembourg Leaks by Political Cartoonist Rainer Hachfeld

155925 600 Luxembourg Leaks cartoons

 

LIKE A PIG IN MUD – Political Cartoon by Deb Milbrath, Cartoon Movement – 11/06/2014

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - LIKE A PIG IN MUD

Veterans Day by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

155928 600 Veterans Day cartoons

CAPITOL DOME TURTLE by Political Cartoonist Bill Day

155948 600 CAPITOL DOME TURTLE cartoons

 

DANCING with the WOLVES by Political Cartoonist Bill Day

156005 600 DANCING with the WOLVES cartoons

 

GOP Compromise by Political Cartoonist Rick McKee

155965 600 GOP Compromise cartoons

 

Obamacare Hunt by Political Cartoonist Steve Sack

155962 600 Obamacare Hunt cartoons

 

Democratic Losses by Political Cartoonist Adam Zyglis

155959 600 Democratic Losses cartoons

What ails Obama by Political Cartoonist Taylor Jones

155955 600 What ails Obama cartoons

Lone Survivor Hickenlooper by Political Cartoonist Mike Keefe

155933 600 Lone Survivor Hickenlooper cartoons

Newly Elected by Political Cartoonist Randall Enos

155953 600 Newly Elected cartoons

 

 

This is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: 10,000 Full Cavitity Searches…on Pigeons?

Good Morning

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That tweet is something innit?

It seems like a logistical nightmare to me:

 China Subjects 10,000 Pigeons To Anal Exams Due To Terrorism Fears

On Tuesday, China’s largest newspaper The People’s Dailytweeted that thousands of pigeons had undergone “anal security checks” to ensure they weren’t carrying anything harmful in their bodies. These rectal examinations were performed as a terrorism precaution for China’s National Day on Wednesday.

[…]

Despite the fact that pro-democracy protests have been going on for several days in Hong Kong, China continues to aggressively censor news about the protests. This tweet served as a distraction and is just one example — albeit a ridiculous one — of China’s media complying and avoiding coverage of Hong Kong’s demonstrations. Additionally, China has also gone through social media to limit information being released about the protests — including removing protest-related posts from Twitter-like service Weibo and banning Instagram.

Seriously? Anal exams? On pigeons?

Ha…I couldn’t resist.

Okay, getting serious now.

It is October 1st.

The bloody shit has hit the fan, or what I really mean to say is that the Ebola virus has come to America:

First Ebola case diagnosed in US; fears others may have been exposed | Al Jazeera America

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation and that the hospital is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.

The hospital had announced a day earlier that the patient’s symptoms and recent travel suggested Ebola. An outbreak of the killer virus has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa and infected a handful of Americans who have traveled to that region.

All the crazy talk before, when sick folks were coming to Atlanta and other US hospitals for treatment, that was nothing. Get ready for the mega news cycle that is sure to follow this story. (Not that is isn’t big news…but it will eclipse many important things that are going on right now….that need media attention.)

Ebola now in the US, first case confirmed by CDC

The CDC has confirmed that a man in a Dallas hospital has Ebola, CBS News is reporting.

[…]

Apparently the man had been in west Africa recently — Liberia, to be exact — where there’s been a rather large outbreak of Ebola. He’s been in strict isolation as soon as the hospital suspected Ebola.

According to the CDC press conference, the man left Liberia on the 19th of Septemnber. Arrived in the US on the 20th of September. Had no symptoms, but then around the 24th of September, began to develop symptoms. Sought care on the 26th. And then Sunday the 28th admitted to a hospital and placed in isolation.

He was admitted into isolation on Sunday.

The CDC director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, says that Ebola is not contagious until you have symptoms.

CNN says that while this is spread through bodily fluids, if you shook hands with this man between the 24th and the day he went to the hospital, you would have to be put into isolation for three weeks. Wow.

The good news is that he had no symptoms until long after he arrived in the US, so at least people on his flight are safe.

More on the man’s background, and how they are now investigating him:  Health officials tracing Dallas Ebola patient’s path

The patient, who is in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, did not develop symptoms until four days after he arrived from West Africa, officials said at a hastily called press conference at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta.

“He was checked for fever before getting on the flight,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden. “There is no reason to believe anyone on the flight was at risk.”

The Ebola virus is not spread through the air, but through contact with bodily fluids of victims — sweat, blood, saliva and other secretions.

The patient, whom officials would not identify, flew to the United States on Sept. 20, and began feeling ill on Sept. 24, Frieden said.

He sought care at the Dallas hospital on Friday and was sent home with antibiotics, Dr. Edward Goodman of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said at a separate press conference in Dallas. Goodman said the hospital is looking into why the patient was discharged.

On Sunday, a Dallas Fire-Rescue crew transported the man to the hospital in an ambulance. This time, he was admitted to the hospital, Frieden said.

The ambulance crew has been quarantined, and the ambulance taken out of service, according to a statement from the city of Dallas.

Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to stop in Dallas on Wednesday in response to the news, according to WFAA.com.

None of the officials at the news conferences would say whether the man is an American citizen. They said only that he was visiting family members who live in this country.

But a statement released by the city of Dallas said the man had “moved to Dallas from Liberia a week ago.”

Frieden, along with Dallas County and Texas state health officials, emphasized that the patient did not become contagious until Sept. 24 when he began to display symptoms.

“There is zero risk of transmission” to other passengers on the overseas airplane flight, Frieden said.

Asked how many people may have been around the victim after he developed symptoms, Frieden said, “I think handful is the right characterization. Family members, and there may have been one or two or three community members. Our approach is to cast the net widely.”

Those who may have been exposed will be monitored for 21 days, the incubation period for the Ebola virus, he said.

Officials would not release the name of the airline or the flight number.

A statement from American Airlines said: “American Airlines does not fly to Africa and we have been told the passenger was not on a connecting flight involving our aircraft. We follow the guidelines put in place by the CDC specifically for airlines and work with our crews to protect the health of our customers and employees.”

The patient “is communicating and expressing hunger,” Goodman said Tuesday evening.

He said the experimental vaccine that was used on two Americans who contracted Ebola in Liberia this summer is no longer available.

Hmmm, doesn’t The Walking Dead season premier start soon? Talk about a great way to drum up some hysteria and publicity. And think about it, all those Ebola victim Halloween costumes! Damn what impeccable timing.

Sorry that I am so snarky/bitchy. I am in a mood.

This is really a drop dead serious thing. Go to that link above to see how the CDC is handling it, and more specifically how Texas is handling it.

The city of Dallas activated its Emergency Operations Center and went to “Level 2: High Readiness” although no one was available to explain what that means.

Oh my. I think the pigeons over in China wish they lived in the city of Dallas.

A Dallas County spokeswoman said, “Level 2 generally means department activities and personnel have extended beyond the regular work day.”

President Obama has been briefed about the Ebola case by the CDC, according to the White House press office.

Good, the President should be briefed about something like this…right?

I mean, we want him to be ready to defend himself for the onslaught of blame:

And We Have Our First Conservative Pundit To Connect Barack Obama To the U.S. Ebola Case | The Daily Banter

If you had one minute in the over-under on how long it would take for a member of the conservative entertainment complex to connect President Obama to the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., congratulations — you win.

This afternoon, literally immediately following the CNN tweet announcing that the CDC had confirmed the Ebola diagnosis, 26-year-old Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich tweeted out this:

Now if you don’t know who Katie Pavlich is, that’s precisely why she made sure she was the first to invoke the name of the Great Socialist Satan in the wake of today’s Ebola announcement. She knew that, kind of like celebrity wedding pictures, the first one to get it out there is the one who gets all the free publicity.

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Pavlich is one of the interchangeable conservative Barbie dolls that stake out the couch-of-shame on Fox News’s Outnumbered. She’s an editor at Townhall.com, which is a reliable online dispensary for the relentless stream of horseshit that comes out of the mouths of people like Michelle Malkin and Hugh Hewitt. She wrote an entire book on the pretend Fast and Furious scandal and has a new book out called, amusingly, Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women. In other words, there isn’t a damn thing special about her. She’s your average, by-the-numbers conservative entertainment troll. She knows how the game is played and she’s playing it for all it’s worth.

Pavlich knows that once she brings Obama into this, she gets attacked by sane people — which just increases her street cred on the right — and the crazies rally around her because she just threw them a bunch of red meat. It doesn’t even matter that she went on to deny she was specifically blaming Obama for Ebola in the United States, because the goal was never anything more complicated than getting some quick mileage out of dragging the president into the storyline.

You knew it was a Fox contributor, without even having to read about it…didn’t ya!
Global nightmare by Political Cartoonist Olle Johansson

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FENCE JUMPER by Political Cartoonist Bill Day

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Those cartoons just seemed to be begging to be included in the post.

Ah, let’s add one more.

Secret Service Screwups

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And with that cartoon, a few links on the Secret Service’s disturbing service or non-service:

No More Mister Nice Blog

THE MAINSTREAMING OF RIGHT-WING EXTREMISM, PART LXVIII

I know I should be freaking out about Ebola, but I want to write about The Washington Post‘s appalling decision to publish an opinion piece by a former Secret Service agent that includes this recommendation:

[Secret Service director Julia] Pierson should be replaced and the next director should come from outside the Secret Service, with the deputy director remaining an agent. In this role, a true leader, not a bureaucrat, is needed. Someone like Florida congressman and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Allen West would be perfect for the role. West has successfully demonstrated that he possesses the leadership skills of a combat officer as well as managerial and diplomatic skills of a congressman, exactly the traits needed in the next director. Highly competent and beholden to no one in the Secret Service, he would be a superb director.

Allen West? Seriously?

Let’s ignore the fact that West resigned from the military a decade ago just as an investigation found probable cause to determine that he’d assaulted and mock-executed a prisoner in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Let’s ignore the fact that West specializes in verbal hand grenades, so it’s preposterous to credit him with “diplomatic skills.” The reason this is an insane recommendation is that we really can’t be certain that West would consider it his duty to protect President Obama from harm.

Yeah,

Just last month, West wrote:

Barack Hussein Obama is an Islamist in his foreign policy perspectives and supports their cause. You can go back and listen to his 2009 speech in Cairo, where Muslim Brotherhood associates were seated front and center.

All the circumstantial and anecdotal evidence points to that conclusion.

See, it makes me wonder if maybe there are people out there who should be getting other areas of their bodies probed and examined. I am talking about West’s brain, because that…is just fucked up. (More crazy at the link.)

Digby has another take on it…Hullabaloo

Now I’m worried about the president’s safety #secretservicewingnuts

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Ok, I’ll admit I haven’t been as freaked out about the incursion into the White House as some people. But if the fellow who wrote this op-ed for the Washington Post is indicative of the sort of people who are protecting the president, I am now truly afraid for him[.]

Oh you bet your ass sister!

If I was Obama, I would earnestly think about hiring his own body guards.

Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man | AccessNorthGa

The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson took full responsibility for a Sept. 19 breach of the White House. The Washington Examiner and The Washington Post report that the latest incident took place in an elevator during Obama’s Sept. 16 visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

The Post says agents questioned the contractor and discovered his criminal history after he refused to stop video recording the president with a phone camera.

Agents didn’t know he was armed until a supervisor fired the contractor on the spot and the man turned over his gun.

The Secret Service did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.

Damn. You know the people here in Georgia are nuts. Gun nuts that is.

Again, we see Fox News spreading the joy, they are loving it:

Fox News Analyst Wonders If Secret Service Purposely Didn’t Do Their Duty:  Did they wish or did they wonder? | Crooks and Liars

In other political news:

WASHINGTON: Study: In 2012, Florida voters waited the longest to cast ballots | Elections | McClatchy DC

(Not that it was really a big surprise.)

Voters in Florida waited far longer than those in other states to cast their votes in the 2012 election, hampered by long ballots and cutbacks in early voting options, according to a new report by congressional auditors.

Voters in the state stood in line more than 34 minutes on average, significantly longer than ballot-casters did in any other state reviewed by the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ watchdog.

The shortest waits? Alaska, at just 1.4 minutes.

Three others states had wait times about 25 or more minutes: Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina. But most of the others fell somewhere between five minutes and 20 minutes, on average.

In Florida, the GAO estimated, 16 percent of voters waited 61 minutes or more to cast their ballots – tops among the states surveyed.

And from Dakinikat’s home state, this long reads starts out like a horror story: Plaquemines Louisiana Environmental Disaster: The Land Is Vanishing | New Republic

In response to complaints some years ago about blocked plumbing along New Orleans’ Claiborne Avenue, city workers opened up the sewer main and found a human nose. Following the line down the avenue, popping open manholes and looking inside, they discovered ears, fingers, fingernails, shriveled flaps of skin, viscera. Where had it all come from?

To solve this mystery, the Sewerage and Water Board turned to Warren Lawrence, a former plumber who served as the utility’s inspector. Lawrence conducted his job with the perspicacity of a criminal detective. It wasn’t enough for him to repair a drainage problem; he made a point of pursuing each disturbance back to its source and holding the perpetrator responsible. When, for instance, Lawrence encountered a section of corroded pipes, he traced the damage to a battery factory near the Superdome that had been illegally pouring acid down the drain. After finding a black-and-white jumpsuit in a sewer, he learned that inmates of Orleans Parish Prison had been stuffing their uniforms into the toilets in an effort to back up the jail’s plumbing system. To increase their odds of success, every prisoner flushed their toilet at the same time. They called this a “Royal Flush.”

Lawrence followed the trail of body parts to Charity Hospital. The manhole that led into the hospital’s sewer line was clogged with flesh. Lawrence asked hospital administrators why they were dumping bodies into the sewer. They explained that, until recently, they had incinerated all unclaimed corpses. The stench was abhorrent, however, so they had installed a $1 million, 15-horsepower grinder pump. The machine ground the bodies into a slurry, but small parts escaped the blades. Lawrence ordered the hospital to remove the grinder. As he was backed by the force of City Hall, the hospital had no choice but to comply.

Take some time with that one.

On Jeopardy this week: – ‘Jeopardy!’ Category Titled ‘What Women Want’ Filled Entirely With Sexist Stereotypes

At a time when the country is struggling with serious issues regarding gender equality, Jeopardy! could have taken the opportunity to explore some of the things 21st Century women have been fighting for. How about equal pay? Or perhaps, access to birth control? Maybe greater legal protections against sexual assault?

Instead, the show offered such examples as “a new vacuum cleaner” and “Pilates.” Yuck.

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I know we have Jeopardy viewers here, anyone see this shit?

For your history/archaeology link of the day: Massive Roman Coin Hoard Unearthed in England – Archaeology Magazine

Archaeologists and conservators from the British Museum have announced that an amateur metal detectorist has found one of the largest hoards of coins ever discovered in Britain. The hoard is comprised of no less than 22,000 coins dating to between A.D. 260 and 350 that were in very good condition when they emerged from the ground, Devon County Council archaeologist Bill Horner told The Independent. Since the hoard was found ten months ago—its discovery was kept quiet to avoid looting at the site while archaeologists conducted a proper excavation—the coins have been cleaned, identified, and catalogued. Many bear portraits of the family of the emperor Constantine and of the emperor himself.

That is awesome, they are calling the find, the Seaton Down Hoard. (Sitting Down Hard…ha.)

Lastly, a review of a new DVD release…of a classic movie, that just so happens to be screening on TCM later this month:

Review: Just in time for Halloween, Criterion releases horror classic The Innocents · DVD Review · The A.V. Club

“I can’t judge you, Miss. A body can only judge themselves.” So Mrs. Grose (Megs Jenkins), the housekeeper of a palatial country estate in the eden of rural England, concludes to Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr), the new governess who’s grown increasingly convinced that her two young charges are possessed by the sinister spirits of their deceased former caretakers. The exchange happens late in The Innocents, as Jack Clayton’s formative but underappreciated horror masterpiece coheres into a ravishing neo-romantic takedown of Victorian repression, spooky and scathing in equal measure.

Miss Giddens, whom Kerr agreeably claimed was her best role, is a high-strung woman whose outspoken love for children may not be quite as selfless as it seems. Despite having no professional experience, Giddens is hired by an apathetic bachelor (Michael Redgrave) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew at his idyllic country home. Flora (Pamela Franklin) and Miles (Martin Stephens) are strange and cloistered children who were previously exposed to the kinky sexual relationship shared between Giddens’ predecessor and the bachelor’s valet, and Giddens pities the kids for that, taking it as her mission to restore and protect their innocence for as long as she can. But as she begins to see apparitions around the property—a robed figure sweeping across a dark hallway, a man emerging from the night to press his demented face against a first floor window—Giddens starts to suspect that the children may be more tainted than she feared.

If The Innocents isn’t quite the oldest scary story in the book, it’s certainly by now one of the most familiar. (But it’s also damn old: The film was adapted from Henry James’ 1898 novella The Turn Of The Screw, even though it takes most of its cues from the William Archibald play that inspired its title). Released in 1961 as a response to the somewhat schlocky Hammer horror films of the time, The Innocents is a comparatively restrained ghost story that owes far more to Jean Cocteau’s Beauty And The Beast than it does Terence Fisher’s The Curse Of Frankenstein. In fact, the case could be made that it’s not a ghost story at all; Clayton’s palpable use of the subjective camera ensures that the phantasms are almost never glimpsed from any perspective other than Miss Giddens’—a point cultural critic Christopher Frayling makes during the erudite commentary track included with Criterion’s new edition of the film. The script, co-written by Truman Capote, doesn’t spend much time entertaining the idea that everything is in Giddens’ head. But Kerr’s possessed performance as an unraveling woman nevertheless imbues each seemingly supernatural incident with the intimacy of a nervous breakdown.

Now I’ve never seen this flick, so I look forward to watching it:  Thursday, October 23 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

TCM has a long article about the film: The Innocents (1961) – Articles – TCM.com

And Movie Morlocks has a few blog posts that mention the movie, here is one of them:

moviemorlocks.com – Do You Want to See Something REALLY Scary?

During the month of October I’m often asked to recommend my favorite horror films. But recommending scary movies can be a tricky business. What frightens me might make you merely shrug your shoulders and laugh out loud. And if you’re a serious horror fan there’s a high probability that you’ve seen a lot of well-regarded classic films such as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925), FRANKENSTEIN (1931), PSYCHO (1960) and Val Lewton’s various movies as well as Halloween standards like THE SHINING (1980), CARRIE (1976), NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) and HALLOWEEN (1978) so recommending movies can become rather redundant. Instead of simply suggesting some of my favorite horror films for you to watch I thought I’d share some of my favorite scary moments from films that have left a deep impression on me over the years. So pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable while I share something REALLY scary.


THE INNOCENTS (Jack Clayton; 1961) – The ghostly woman in black

THE INNOCENTS is one of my favorite films and in my not so humble opinion, one of the most frightening films ever made. Henry James’ classic ghost story has been adapted for the screen many times but no film has come close to matching Jack Clayton’s haunting retelling of “The Turn of the Screw.” THE INNOCENTS tells the eerie story of Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr), a governess to two young children who she believes are haunted by ghosts. The film has a lot of chill-inducing moments but nothing terrifies me more than the startling image of an unearthly woman dressed in black standing by the edge of the water surrounded by tall grass. Kerr only gets a brief glimpse of the ghostly figure of the long dead Miss Jessel (Clytie Jessop) and if you blink you might miss her. But if you do see her, you’ll never forget her.

So be sure to check it out.

Well, let’s end today’s post with another little clip from 1996’s Beavis and Butthead. This one not only has another it cavity search bit, but gives Chelsea Clinton some ass kicking power in her teen years…and a jab at White House Security. Ah…life before 9/11…

Good times.