Wednesday Reads: Hump Day Cartoons

Good Afternoon

I thought there would be plenty of cartoons today, with Spicer giving such a platter of goods yesterday, and tRump with his “Cake Boss” moment this morning.

The only other reporter to raise any eyebrows was Ashley Parker from Washington Post…

 

Reporters React to Sean Spicer Hitler Assad Comment

Another day, another gaffe by Press Secretary Sean Spicer — this one arguably his worst one yet. During his Tuesday briefing, while discussing Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, he said “You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” When given the opportunity to clarify, he only elaborated, “I think when you come to sarin gas, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Ashad [sic] is doing … he brought them into the Holocaust Centers, I understand that.”

And just as the words came out of his mouth, reporters April Ryan and Ashley Parker reacted, well, pretty much exactly how you’d expect any person watching to.

Well, actually…look around, no one else seems to be reacting to the Hitler comments.

 

Then of course you have this:

 

 

And what the fuck is Maria Bartiromo laughing and giggling about?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUSTICE GORSCALIA: 04/12/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - JUSTICE GORSCALIA

04/12/2017 Cartoon by David Horsey

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04/10/2017 Cartoon by David Horsey

Cartoon by David Horsey -

04/11/2017 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis -

Nick Anderson cartoon: 04/12/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

04/12/2017 Cartoon by Tom Stiglich

Cartoon by Tom Stiglich -

 

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17 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Hump Day Cartoons”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Hope you all have a good day.

  2. Minkoff Minx says:

    Charlie Murphy is dead, leukemia.

  3. Fannie says:

    R.I.P Charlie Murphy

  4. bostonboomer says:

    The cartoons are all great but I like the imaginary border wall one best.

  5. teele says:

    I do not understand how Sean Spicer ever got a job that didn’t involve a bib apron and a deep fryer. Although, I’m not sure he could be counted on to know the difference between onion rings and mozzarella sticks. He is not bright, is totally lacking in charm, and can’t string words together in a way that make sense to English speakers. And he doesn’t even know the name of the guy in charge of the country we just threw tens of millions of dollars worth of bombs at (about as much as we’ve thrown at Trump and his estranged wife for their living-apart arrangement and his endless vacation). Spicer needs to spend more time with his family.

  6. quixote says:

    I don’t know how you do it, Minx, with everything going on at once, but your cartoons are one of the high points of the week for me!

  7. NW Luna says:

    Love all the cartoons, JJ! I agree with BB that the “high-tech clocking” border wall one is my favorite. So important to have humor these days in order to help us mentally survive!

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  9. NW Luna says:

    I’m alternately furious and grieved when reading this. Absent is any mention of Comey releasing the bullshit emails story a few days before the election. That should have been contrasted against Comey alleged not wanting to influence the election. Also, Russia didn’t hack Obama’s legacy — Obama’s inaction did. (I do realize that journalists rarely get to pick the headlines for their articles.)

    How Russia Hacked Obama’s Legacy

    …It was to that end that the administration came to the eventual decision to not launch any sort of proportionate response against Russia until after Election Day had passed.

    The focus shifted to the public statement of attribution. On Sep. 22, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrats on the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, released a statement blaming Russia for the DNC hacks, after the administration briefed the “Gang of Eight” — the leadership of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, the Speaker of the House, the House minority leader, and the Senate majority and minority leaders — on Russian involvement in the hack.

    “We knew that once we briefed Congress, the people when they were briefed would make their own decision about what they did with that information, so we were neutral about what they did,” the former senior White House official said.

    Even then, some within the administration were concerned about publicly naming Moscow. “There were folks in the State Department who were trying to not rock the boat,” the second former White House official said. “The intelligence community was worried about burning sources and methods. Comey was nervous about the attribution statement because his name would be on it, and he was worried about being seen as placing his thumb on the scale of the election.”

    The intelligence community’s unwillingness to confirm Russia’s involvement until October drove those on the policymaking side of government mad, a former senior administration official said. “Those on the policy side and in the hacking community were saying Russia, Russia, Russia, they were behind Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks [the website that published former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s hacked emails],” they said.

    On Oct. 5, 2016, the then-principals of the National Security Council, including Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, met for the final review of the attribution statement. Comey’s concerns about seeming biased held up the release of the statement for two days. The FBI’s seal was absent from the final document.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/hayesbrown/how-russia-hacked-obamas-legacy?utm_term=.pen2zyyAp#.ikkzMmm5l

  10. NW Luna says:

    I need this on a postcard to carry around & flash if I encounter Trumpheads:

  11. dakinikat says:

    Happy Birthday JJ!!!!

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  13. NW Luna says:

    Don’t know if this was before or after he dropped the mother of all bombs on Afghanistan today.

    Trump Signs Bill to Strip Health Care Protections for 4 Million Title X Family Planning Patients

    The measure undermines women’s health by overturning a rule that protects health care for the more than 4 million people who rely on Title X, the nation’s family planning program.

    https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/blog/trumps-signs-bill-to-strip-health-care-protections-for-4-million-title-x-family-planning-patients?utm_content=bufferb94ea&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

  14. bostonboomer says:

    Thursday post is up.