Mega Friday Nite Lite: Open Thread

Good Evening!

Tonight is my last post before I head to the swamp…by that I mean Washington, D.C.  I was eleven the last time I went to DC…let’s see if the Hall of Dinosaurs is closed like it was way back then. One thing is for damn sure, my dad will not be able to lift my fatass this time so I can look through the little window on the exhibit’s locked doors.

Anyway, it is also exciting because while we are in DC, I am getting my tattoo done, the one that Tashi designed for me. So…my family is in for a good time and I cannot wait.

With all that being said, here is your Friday Nite Lite post, enjoy!

Syria has been one of those stories that seems to be never-ending. So let’s start by taking a look at some editorial cartoons on the Russian Connection.

Russian Helicopter

Russian Helicopter © Cardow,The Ottawa Citizen,Russia,syria,helicopter,uprising,rebels,civilians,war,civil,death,putin

For another take…

And just one more:

Oh boy, now we head to the states, first let’s start with my Banjoville State of Georgia:

Florida, you’re up next…here we go!

Oooweee! Let’s hear it for Wisconsin, Hoot…Hoot!

That one about Wisconsin is a good segue into the next cartoon…on corporate money:

And with that we come to the GOP section of this political editorial mega post.

This one is by Deb Milbrath, freelance artist, and she has some real good ones. Be sure to check her other cartoons out: GOP GUTS – Political Cartoon by Deb Milbrath, Freelance – 06/12/2012

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - GOP GUTS

And no, Obama can’t be the puck…

What about those few Republicans who are coming out of the Norquist closet?

I have to laugh at the look on that elephant’s face, it really does look like one of those guys who should be in a GOP Asshole Men of the Month Calendar. Can you imagine it? With Red Letter days for various legislative anniversaries that celebrate the GOP’s War on Women…including a handy pack of “period” stamps…little stickers that look like menstrual pads so that women can keep track of their periods, and since life begins at ovulation, a little fetus sticker to remind these women what their only reason for “living” should be….being an incubator for the PLUBs (Pro-Life-Until-Birth). Oh but wait, maybe those little stickers are a bit too offensive and “disruptive” for mixed company!

Now, this next cartoon is fantastic!

Cartoon by John Cole -

I love the way John Cole has drawn Mitt doing a Rodney Dangerfield thing with his collar…

Speaking of Mitt:

There should be a blade listed as LGBT Rights and Women’s reproductive health in that one!

As far as a comment on the economy…

The woman in that cartoon looks exactly how I feel…

Did you all hear about the Bacon Sundae over at Burger King?


One thing I don’t get is that there is so much outrage from the right-wing about all those “brown” immigrants picking tomatoes, yet WTF was that crap they call a “Congressional Hearing” yesterday when Jamie Dimon got the gratuitous ass kissing treatment.

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle – 06/15/2012

Cartoon by Nick Anderson -

And about that ass kissing!

Senators Swoon Over JP Morgan Chief Jamie Dimon © RJ Matson,The St. Louis Post Dispatch,Senators Swoon Over JP Morgan Chief Jamie Dimon, US Senate, Wall Street, JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, Regulation, Banks, Risk, Hedge, Senator

Which reminds of a skit on Dave Chappelle:

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White Collar Crime…”Law and Order” Very funny…check it out!

And, I have saved the best for last, this time it is a double dose of good stuff. First from Mike Luckovich: 6/15 Mike Luckovich cartoon: Cracking down | Mike Luckovich


Oh yeah!

And then finally this one:

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Chan Lowe, Sun-Sentinel – 06/15/2012

Cartoon by Chan Lowe -

Have a wonderful weekend, and hopefully I can post some pictures and thoughts as I tour our Nation’s Capital…Otherwise…this sister will be sticking a sock in it until June 27th…catch y’all later in a couple of weeks!

19 Comments on “Mega Friday Nite Lite: Open Thread”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    What a feast of cartoons! Thank you for the going away gift, and have a great trip.

  2. ecocatwoman says:

    Enjoy yourself & make sure everyone has really comfortable shoes to wear.

  3. List of X says:

    Thank you for the evening’s entertainment. Mitt Romney is a marvelous gift to any comedian and to 1%-ers, although not to many others, I am afraid.

  4. bostonboomer says:

    I love the Jamie Dimon one.

  5. ANonOMouse (Mouse) says:

    JJ…..What an excellent Friday Night Cartoon Fest. You are the Guru of Cartoons. Thank you for the great laughs.

    Have a great trip.

  6. ecocatwoman says:

    And the big news all week? Wallenda walks a tightrope over Niagara Falls. Apparently he made it safely across. I think the story of Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to survive going over the Falls, that was on Here & Now earlier this week was much more interesting:

  7. Outis says:

    Ok, I wanna see the tattoo…

  8. HT says:

    JJ – great roundup. Enjoy your vacation and do what Connie advised – wear comfortable shoes!

  9. bostonboomer says:

    James Carville: What if the rich lost 40% of their wealth?

    “The recent economic crisis left the top 1% of Americans in 2010 with no more wealth than in the early 1990s, erasing almost two decades of accumulated prosperity, the Federal Reserve said Monday.”

    “A hypothetical family richer than the median net worth of the top 1% of the nation’s families had a net worth of $77.3 million in 2010, compared with $126.4 million in 2007, the Fed said. The crash of the stock market, in addition to the collapse of housing prices in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Upper East Side of New York City, Beverly Hills, Highland Park in Dallas and the North Shore of Chicago, directly accounted for three-quarters of the loss.”

    • bostonboomer says:

      The elite would call for the suspension of habeas corpus, the government would call out the National Guard, invade Honduras and the Supreme Court would announce that it is in session 24/7 to take any action deemed necessary to help their friends.

      The Wall Street Journal would have a black border on the newspaper. The Financial Times would go from pink to gray. CNBC would play funeral music for nine months. Steve Schwarzman would compare it to the H-word. Cable networks would roadblock all coverage.

      Minimum wage laws would be suspended, the 40-hour work week would be thrown out, perhaps they would even do away with child labor laws to get productivity up so profits could increase to make up for lost revenue.

      • NW Luna says:

        Habeas corpus is already disregarded, SCOTUS has been helping their rich friends egregiously since 2000. 60% of incredibly wealthy is still wealthy.

  10. Thank you everyone for your well wishes, I will miss this blog a lot. And I will try and post some pictures and comments during the trip…I am not sure what the internet situation will be. We will be leaving in a few hours so Ciao for now!

  11. Have fun! Don’t worry about UFOs — probably just drones.