Everyone needs to laugh, or we’ll all go crazy…Posted: June 25, 2013 Filed under: just because 130 Comments
I swear, with all the shit that hit the fan today there has to be some humor. Something to laugh at…I guess I will post my rant tomorrow. For now though, here are some cartoons to lighten the evening.
In no particular order, because dammit who cares at this point…am I right?
Syrian Rebels – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 06/23/2013
Death of a Language by Political Cartoonist Randall Enos
Is this BRAZIL by Political Cartoonist Patrick Chappatte
Edward Snowden Travels by Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle
GOP Freak Show by Political Cartoonist Randall Enos
AAEC – Political Cartoon by Randy Bish, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – 06/24/2013
Clay Bennett: Paula Deen – Clay Bennett – Truthdig
Clay Bennett: Path to Citizenship – Clay Bennett – Truthdig
AAEC – Political Cartoon by Chan Lowe, Sun-Sentinel – 06/25/2013
AAEC – Political Cartoon by John Branch, BranchToon.com/San Antonio Express-News/North America Syndicate – 06/25/2013
White Treats by Political Cartoonist Gary Markstein
Counting Sheep by Political Cartoonist Marian Kamensky
AAEC – Political Cartoon by MStreeter, Savannah Morning News – 06/25/2013
Retirement Denial by Political Cartoonist Steve Kelley
Farm Bill by Political Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey
Stop Spinning by Political Cartoonist Chip Bok
Two Patriots by Political Cartoonist Larry Wright
Paula Deen by Political Cartoonist Chris Britt
It’s an open thread!
And everyone have a good night…
I hope you do too!
Your ability and Dak’s and BB’s to put this stuff up together on the fly never ceases to amaze me. Sorry for always sounding like a suck-up with my admiration society 😉 but I mean it 🙂
Also love y’all’s comments everyone!
Live up the night life….we gotta wake up to A Brave New Dystopia again tomorrow
Every day with a Mona post is a good day!
Thank you. I needed a laugh or two.
luv our dancers!
Randall Enos is an old fogey. Would he rather people say “you know” instead of “like?”
I’ll forgive him because that GOP freak show one is hysterical. I actually remember the days when the Circus had a freak show. I went through it a couple of times as a little kid. Can you imagine my questions if they had had a masturbating fetus?
Well, you know my fondness of freak shows for one little reason specifically.
The Deen rat is funny but needs more butter 🙂
The Snowden rat should be stuck in the Russia trap.
I hate them both.
The shit is hitting the fan right now in texas re: SB5
Yep third point of order was ruled and now there is a debate over it. If the debate loses the filibuster could end.
They’re appealing the ruling of the chair. Kind of hopeless I’m afraid.
They’re hanging in there, despite the chair being a mind-bending asshat. they might just make it another 1h 15!!
They sure are throwing every bit of straw at this dying fire! I don’t see how they can do this for another hour and a half.
Kirk Watson, who appealed the ruling, is pretty smart and can be really ruthless.
well if the chair keeps speaking blatant lies about recognizing people out of order, they could spend all night “clarifying”! I almost wonder if the chair is doing it on purpose!
Senator Watson *so* had the floor, and it’s been a half an hour just to get this point straight.
I never knew what an insane farce this process was! I can’t believe the second point of order was that someone helped Wendy put a back brace on!! Holy cow!
That back brace stuff was pure bullshit!
Ya know, all those folks that moved from my state to yours for jobs, might be wondering where they are going to get good gynecological help right about now. I don’t think they knew how good they had it.
I doubt if they did either. Without a few bucks, this is a 3rd world country outside the largest cities.
They might help you turn blue after this and the sonogram crap.
We’re trying the best we can.
Good let the world see the Troglodytes at work subjugating women.
The uTube link I have indicates closer to 121 thousand.
I’ve been watching it the last half hour or so. I’m sorry I didn’t start watching it earlier. It’s riveting.
nail-biting, white-knuckle riveting.
I hope they know close to 126 thousand folks are watching this.
Watson is kicking some ass right now! Can he keep it up for 32 more minutes?
Damn, the chair is screwing them around!
and who is the white-clad witch whispering the lies and cheating into his ear?
I’m still shocked that the parliamentarian was a woman, encouraging and providing counsel for the cheating, lying agenda against women’s constitutional rights. I can’t process that.
Van de Piutte (sp?) just made the day!!
All hell breaking loose. I love the gallery.
Sounds like the crowd’s trying to go past midnight. I think the fix is in though.
Yeah, looks like they are holding their vote by raising their hands rather than roll call.
155 thousand watching this mess.
157 and the crowd trying to stop the vote?
Dollar to a donut the damn republicans were surprised by the reaction. They are idiot bastards.
lying bastard cheaters from cheatingtown who don’t even follow their own idiotic rules!
If only those 157K people would get active and help turn this state blue, it would make my decade.
There are hundreds of people outside trying to get in and lots more protesting. Amazing!
Shit fire, I missed something grand!
Why doesn’t the acting chair get taken to task for blatantly breaking the rules?
I’ve seen people get arrested for less.
It got up to to just under 181.5 thousand at the end. Unfortunately probably quite a few are out of state like me Ralph.
The cheating bastard in the chair was Robert Duncan. Don’t want to forget him.
He totally has to go to jail. It is sickening what he did, in front of everyone’s eyes, on the record. wtf?
best revenge is find a candidate and beat him next time he runs.
I’m hoping Virginia voters are watching so we can vote the Rethugs out in November. Otherwise, we’re next.
Speaking of half-assed media, where are the cameras recording what’s going on outside the legislature? We can hear people shouting.
Crap. Duncan represents a huge district in West Texas with no people in it. His constituents are mostly cattle.
The loud shouts were from the gallery. Though s lot of people are outside.
Seriously are there no laws against a crooked chair? He lied in front of everyone. ANd evaded. It’s on record. He should be booted out of govt and fined and maybe made to get an anal sonogram.
check my update at the end…
At least there was a Democrat willing to put up a fight for choice, unlike Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. I say we might be looking at the next contender for presidential nomination.
I’d like her as Governor first please.
Instead of Hillary?
I’m not so sure Hillary is going to put up with the lies, slanders, and misogyny again.
She said she doesn’t care about it. If she’s not running, she’s putting on a very good act.
… and the Irish lout at MSNBC.
Check this out:
FORMER US OFFICIAL: The NSA Thinks Edward Snowden Copied ‘Almost Everything That Place Does’
Maybe he will shut the NSA down.
That’s one way to get around the leaks.
But not on one 64 gb thumb drive.
What about four NSA laptops?
Better have multi-terabyte drives.
There’s a long story in the WaPo about how worried they are.
Four missing laptops?
From the people what told us Saddam had WMDs and an itchy trigger finger.
You need to do a little more reading. The laptops were on Snowden’s shoulders when he arrived in Hong Kong–reported multiple times in the Guardian and elsewhere. NSA has pretty much admitted he has them.
That wasn’t the NSA that claimed Iraq had WMD.
How lax can you get and still hold a management job at the NSA?
Heads should be rolling about now.
Hell, yeah! And contractors should be dumped.
What! What! you mean the republicans could be wrong about private enterprise doing a better job than some government agency?
🙂 Have republicans ever been right?
More or less than a stopped clock?
A lot less!
Wikileaks says Edward Snowden may be “permanently stuck in Russia.”
I wonder if they have showers in the part of the airport Snowden is being confined by FSB guards?
I’m sure he’ll be much happier there, away from the watchful eye of the U.S. government.
I’ve been wondering ever since he landed in Moscow if the FSB would allow him to leave or keep him to drain him dry. Bullying intermediate countries like Cuba wouldn’t be easy. :-).
He may soon miss that home in Hawaii, if he has a functioning brain.
They will never let him go. I read earlier that some national security sources are saying that Islamist militant groups have suddenly changed their communications. The speculation is that it’s based on info from Snowden.
Wonder if, after they’ve drained everything he knows out of him, Russia might try to trade him to us for someone or something they want??\
I wonder about this woman?
I think she’s still with him. Here’s an article about her.
Moscow probably won’t keep her but if they did, Assange probably wouldn’t miss her as much as if she were a lawyer.
I was thinking the same thing, BB, about the showers.
Let him be permanently stuck in Russia. I say we bargain with the Russians in an exchange: they can keep Snowden and we get the Pussy Riot Women jailed for absolutely nothing that can be classified as a crime in a democracy. Seems like a fair enough exchange to me.
Pussy Riot should have given him a moment’s pause, were he a heavy thinker. 😉
Good one, Ralph! 😉
Why don’t we do this: exchange of people: Putin can keep Snowden and we get the jailed Pussy Riot women in exchange.
Holy shit, this post has over 100 comments on it!!!! When I shut this laptop down earlier this evening there was only 5…
its past midnight
looks like a bull session broke out or something.
Congratulations to US Sen. Ed Markey!
SO I guess they got away with it? It was all so unclear. WHat happens now?
They’re fighting \about what time thw vote happened. The TX Constitution ends everything at 12:00 on the dot. Bill may have passed at 12:02.
DMN: Unclear whether SB 5 passed before midnight deadline
IT MAY NOT BECOME LAW AFTER ALL?
Dallas Morning News says bill passage is still disputed.
Good on them! It’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds…
I was crying tonight watching what went on in the Texas legislature. This was American democracy at it’s very best and Dem Texans showed us the way tonight inasmuch as we should never give up, NEVER! I don’t usually say this, but I was so proud to be an American and Dem tonight. Wendy Davis did us all proud as women, Americans and Dems. And, this is not the first time that Ms. Davis has filibustered. I know it’s something I don’t have the physical stamina to do and so I so admire Ms. Davis for her mental and physical courage today (and the last time she stood up for democracy via a filibuster, her offices were bombed by a molotov cocktail) are unsurpassed by any other woman or man (except for the fictional US Senator portrayed by Jimmy Stewart in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”).
I wasn’t familiar with her history before this week. So, here is a bit of her bio http://tinyurl.com/ouao4t7
I don’t know what happens after what happened in Texas tonight. All I do know is that my faith in our democracy has been revitalized and my cynicism has suffered a blow.
To JJ: thank you for your continued sense of humor. Humor is what keeps me going when going is not always easy.
I love your cartoons, JJ. They have always brought me peace in these chaotic times.
Looking forward to being a regular poster on this brilliant and humane blog.
Welcome!!!!! I am prouder to be a Texan tonight than I have been in a very long time. They did us right.
Thank you, Ralph. I’ve admired your posts on this blog for a long time now. Texas showed all of us tonight what living in a democracy means (which we often lose sight of) and what it truly means to an American when that label truly meant something weighty and real. I’ve visited your great state for over 20 years now on business and have always loved going there given the great hospitality I’ve found there: in Austin, Lubbock, San Antonio (love the Riverwalk) and Dallas. To encompass what the Texas Dems did tonight for which I will forever be enthralled, like the Danish King said during WW2, to paraphrase: “We are all Texans, now!”
My former mayor and now Sen Kirk Watson is a really great guy and Wendy Davis is just an amazing woman, I really want her to run for Governor if we can blue this place up a little. I live in Austin and we’re about as blue as you could get now.
They are both completely awesome people. I hope you get your blueing of TX, RalphB.
I want to thank everyone here for being here together tonight during this incredible historic moment. I really appreciate the company and support.
We luv you Ralph………..luv you man.
Dunno why I;d be surprised but AP and CBS reporting that the bill passed?! We all watched as they voted *after* midnight, and that the session never actually ended. WHat is up with the MSM?!! SHeesh!
the MSM sucks and that is why they don’t rank much higher than the US Congress these days. And why most Americans don’t give a rats ass about the AP “scandal” as the 4th Estate has mostly been missing in action starting with their loud silence during the Bush years.
Occupy may be camping outside the Capitol.
The chamber feed is back on now.
Wendy texted that the bill is dead!!
legislature changed timetstamps on their website! aresholes!
Sorry, I’m kinda wound up!
the lt governor has agreed that sb5 is dead!!!!! w00t!!!
“My former mayor and now Sen Kirk Watson is a really great guy and Wendy Davis is just an amazing woman, I really want her to run for Governor if we can blue this place up a little. I live in Austin and we’re about as blue as you could get now” Ralph
I saw Senator Watson tonight and was very impressed. He’s a true mensch. So good to see his intelligent and strong support for Wendy Davis and all women.
Austin is awesome. One of the truly great capitals of this country and one of the best liberal enclaves.
Looks like sb5 is deadsky. wOOt indeed!
What, I am working on the post for tomorrow am, is it dead…?
And I created a fb page in support of Wendy: https://www.facebook.com/PinkSneaks
ooo, that is neat. I just posted my morning thread, you should post a link to it on your fb page. cause it is a love letter to her…
2:02 Session just ended with the acknowledgment that the bill was unsigned at 12 and therefore failed. The Chair noted “It’s been fun and we’ll see you soon”.
Sorry, approximately 3:02 Texas time.
Going to bed now.
Thanks Roofingbird, I appreciate it!
We lost power here so I missed the exciting events in Texas. Thanks for blogging about it, everyone! I hope the MSM gives the story heavy coverage today.
What an exciting night! You guys are the greatest.