Sunday Reads: It is good to laugh.

24df9318711830327428a2cd653beceaGood Afternoon

This past week has become a blur to me. Not sure if it is the extreme heat, or the added depression from missing my family…especially my Uncle Johnny D, who I realized is an anti-depressant pill personified. I think it is because we laugh so damn much when we are together.

And it is not that what we laugh at is always funny, on many levels it is sad and terribly pathetic. I don’t know, we do this thing…we laugh, and it feels good. I forgot what it was like to laugh like that…and since he left a couple of days ago…it has hit me hard.

Seven years since we saw each other. And see, the thing is, we picked up where we left off. It is not something you can do over the phone. We need to be next to each other. There is an energy between us.

So. I am in a deep funk. I spent all day Friday thinking it was Thursday…and when I realized my error, I was too indifferent and exhausted mentally to give a fuck. Anyway, what I am saying is this: Here is the cartoon post I should have done on Friday. (But I didn’t do, because I am a selfish depressed shit.)

Bill Cosby Admission – Truthdig

The Donald – Truthdig

Clay Bennett: Bill Cosby – Clay Bennett – Truthdig

Nick Anderson: Texas Textbooks – Nick Anderson – Truthdig

Clay Bennett: The Duke’s Hazard – Clay Bennett – Truthdig

I think that taking this show of the air was ridiculous….leave the shitty shows on the air dammit.

Leave the monuments too….that is an important teaching tool.

Y’all know where I stand, Dak has made repeated post about this….I’d write something more on this but I refer to the top of the thread where I say I am too deep in funk to give a shit.

Nick Anderson: The Comb Over – Nick Anderson – Truthdig



On to the cartoons from Cagle:

This is a damn good one: Freedom Bakery Tall by Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle

Peace by Political Cartoonist Pavel Constantin

Srebrenica 20 years safe haven by Political Cartoonist Tom Janssen

United Airlines computers by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

Trump piñata by Political Cartoonist John Cole

Flag History by Political Cartoonist Steve Sack

Cosby by Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee

And now, from the Association of American Cartoonist:


Heritage Collection: 07/10/2015 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Heritage  Collection

Bill Cosby Unraveled: 07/10/2015 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Bill Cosby Unraveled


07/10/2015 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson -


07/10/2015 Cartoon by David Horsey

Cartoon by David Horsey -

07/07/2015 Cartoon by David Horsey

Cartoon by David Horsey -

06/29/2015 Cartoon by David Horsey

Cartoon by David Horsey -

07/10/2015 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

Cartoon by Charlie Daniel -


07/11/2015 Cartoon by Joe Heller

Cartoon by Joe Heller -


07/11/2015 Cartoon by John R. Rose

Cartoon by John R. Rose -


07/11/2015 Cartoon by Bob Englehart

Cartoon by Bob Englehart -

This next one is very on point:

Over reach: 07/11/2015 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Over reach

Law of Averages: 07/08/2015 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Law of Averages

Poisoned: 06/25/2015 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Poisoned

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Bill Cosby: 07/11/2015 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Bill Cosby

07/11/2015 Cartoon by MStreeter

Cartoon by MStreeter -


07/11/2015 Cartoon by Phil Hands

Cartoon by Phil Hands -

07/12/2015 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies -

07/12/2015 Cartoon by John Cole

Cartoon by John Cole -

07/12/2015 Cartoon by Ed Gamble

Cartoon by Ed Gamble -

Old Glory: 07/12/2015 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Old Glory



HAIRBALL !!!!!: 07/08/2015 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - HAIRBALL !!!!!


This is an open thread…

6 Comments on “Sunday Reads: It is good to laugh.”

  1. Fannie says:

    Wow, there is so many Bill Cosby cartoons…………I like all of them. Thanks JJ

    Glad you had a visit with your Uncle Johnnie, and lots of joking and laughing.

  2. Sweet Sue says:

    JJ, Girl, you are amazing.
    Please move to Cleveland, so you can teach this old lady how to blog amazeballs.

  3. NW Luna says:

    Great cartoons!

  4. NW Luna says:

    “Strong-willed and demanding”? Can’t have that in a woman. Fire her!

    Female Marine leader’s firing stirs debate on integration

    When Lt. Col. Kate Germano took command of the Marine Corps’ all-women boot camp, the failure rate of female recruits at the rifle range was about three times higher than that of their male counterparts, and there was no plan to try to improve it. “The thinking was, girls can’t shoot, so why bother,” she said. So she worked with trainers to give women better skills instruction and soon passing rates soared, according to Marine Corps records. In June, 95 percent of women passed initial rifle qualification, equaling the rate for men.

    Germano made similar gains in strength tests and retention — though scores on written tests went down — and advocated for better training for female recruits.

    But if they liked her results, her commanders apparently did not like her style. By all accounts strong-willed and demanding, but also admired by many of the women she trained and led, Germano had an aggressive drive for parity that brought her into conflict with her male commander, as well as some of her subordinates.

    Germano increased physical training. Soon the number of women completing the final march increased, she said. And everyone stood at the end. Germano got the hike added at the end of each training cycle and tried to integrate other practice hikes, but some male commanders refused. Germano said her relationship with the commander of the training regiment, Haas, had started to go bad soon after she arrived.

    She began contacting recruiting stations to detail why some recruits had failed basic training — information she thought would help prevent failures in the future.

    According to her statement, included in a command investigation obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, Haas told her to stop contacting recruiters, saying she was being overly aggressive. She responded that he would not say she was “being overly aggressive if I were a male.”