Wednesday Reads: Dr. Doctor… Hump Day Cartoons

Sometimes, you just shouldn’t get outta bed.

White House officials tricked by email prankster – CNNPolitics.com

A self-described “email prankster” in the UK fooled a number of White House officials into thinking he was other officials, including an episode where he convinced the White House official tasked with cyber security that he was Jared Kushner and received that official’s private email address unsolicited.

“Tom, we are arranging a bit of a soirée towards the end of August,” the fake Jared Kushner on an Outlook account wrote to the official White House email account of Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert. “It would be great if you could make it, I promise food of at least comparible (sic) quality to that which we ate in Iraq. Should be a great evening.”
Bossert wrote back: “Thanks, Jared. With a promise like that, I can’t refuse. Also, if you ever need it, my personal email is” (redacted).
Bossert did not respond to CNN’s request for comment; the email prankster said he was surprised Bossert responded given his expertise. The emails were shared with CNN by the email prankster.
White House officials acknowledged the incidents and said they were taking the matter seriously. “We take all cyber related issues very seriously and are looking into these incidents further,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CNN.
Cyber experts consulted by CNN say the incidents are illustrative of how vulnerable Americans — even those in the highest reaches of power — remain to the potential threat of spear-phishing, the process through which officials are duped by hackers, and expose government computers and systems to various cyber threats. No one in any of these situations clicked any links making them vulnerable, and the prankster appears motivated by mischief not anything more malignant, so the severity of these White House pranks should not be overstated. But spear-phishers often begin the process by falsely posing as a friend or associate before asking the victim to take further action.
Okay then…be sure to click on the link and read the rest of the other prank emails that fooled the tRump ship of fools. However, it is funny to note that the younger son…saw through the joke.
Well, my family is in town…and I know there is more shit hitting fan, but I don’t know the details, so here are your cartoons:

 

08/01/2017 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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08/01/2017 Cartoon by David Horsey

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08/01/2017 Cartoon by John Branch

Cartoon by John Branch -

Scaramucci out: 08/01/2017 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Scaramucci out

08/01/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Smooch of Death for the Mooch: 08/01/2017 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Smooch of Death for the Mooch

07/31/2017 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

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08/01/2017 Cartoon by Tom Stiglich

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07/31/2017 Cartoon by Tom Stiglich

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 08/01/2017 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

 

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 07/30/2017 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Imploding: 08/01/2017 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Imploding

Flaming Scaramucci: 07/30/2017 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Flaming Scaramucci

08/01/2017 Cartoon by Bob Gorrell

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07/31/2017 Cartoon by Bob Gorrell

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07/31/2017 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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And with that last one….I close this out.

This is an open thread.

 

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32 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Dr. Doctor… Hump Day Cartoons”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    So many great cartoons. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I have to go with the Mt. Rushmore one.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    Here’s some shit that hit the fan last night. The WSJ editor tried to hide some of Trump’s latest interview, but someone leaked the entire transcript to Politico.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/01/trump-wall-street-journal-interview-full-transcript-241214

    • bostonboomer says:

      At one point, Trump seemed annoyed that one of The Wall Street Journal reporters in the room called the reaction to his July 24 Boy Scouts speech “mixed.”

      “There was no mix there. That was a standing ovation from the time I walked out to the time I left, and for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix,” Trump said.

      He added: “And I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful. So there was — there was no mix.”

      The head of the boy scouts said there was no such call.

      • dakinikat says:

        Our president is fully delusional and a pathological liar. I can’t wait for Mueller’s folks to get on top of more of this. Did you see he hired another big lawyer with creds in Foreign BRIBERY?

        A former U.S. Justice Department official has become the latest lawyer to join special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the team confirmed.

        Greg Andres started on Tuesday, becoming the 16th lawyer on the team, said Josh Stueve, a spokesman for the special counsel.

        Most recently a white-collar criminal defense lawyer with New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, Andres, 50, served at the Justice Department from 2010 to 2012. He was deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division, where he oversaw the fraud unit and managed the program that targeted illegal foreign bribery.

        Mueller, who was appointed special counsel in May, is looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election, among other matters. Congressional committees are also investigating the matter.

        That Mueller continues to expand his team means the probe is not going to end anytime soon, said Robert Ray, who succeeded Kenneth Starr as independent counsel for the Whitewater investigation during the Clinton administration.

        meanwhile another lie …

        Mexican president denies calling Trump to praise border work

        http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mexican-president-nieto-denies-ever-calling-trump-to-praise-border-work/

        • NW Luna says:

          “Foreign bribery” Ooooh! I have a feeling Trump is going to have an Army tank hit him.

        • jane says:

          I just hope the guys investigating trump are more intelligent than Ken Starr. I listened to him telling the committee on impeachment what he knew and it pretty much blew the whole thing. Which was fine by me but I DON’T want them to do the same kind of thing with trump.

    • NW Luna says:

      I’ve never listened to other than short clips of Trump because he’s so repulsive, but he always sounded like an Alzheimer’s patient who can still pass socially during empty chitchat. In this interview he’s talking in incomplete sentences with minimal vocabulary and blathering all over the place. He can’t provide specifics or describe a multi-stage plan. Hell, he can’t even clearly describe a single-stage plan.

      It’s horrifying that an individual whose mentation is this disturbed has been given any responsibility. Nixon at least was cognitively intact. The current POTUS* is not.

      • bostonboomer says:

        It’s terrifying. I force myself to read his interviews, because I want to remind myself how serious this situation is for our country–and the world.

  3. dakinikat says:

    We didn’t even get a good SNL skit outta him! NO FAIR!!!

  4. bostonboomer says:

    Tillerson sucking up to Putin.

    Politico: Tillerson spurns $80 million to counter ISIS, Russian propaganda. The secretary of state won’t tap funding approved by Congress, angering officials.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/02/tillerson-isis-russia-propaganda-241218

  5. dakinikat says:

    This is Norway, but NAZIs are NAZis where ever they exit … so funny

    Right-wingers pitch screaming fit over ‘terrifying’ Burqa women — who turned out to be just bus seats

    • NW Luna says:

      They are so gullible.

    • Enheduanna says:

      What in hell are these guys so damn afraid of??

      • quixote says:

        If you squint a bit, the bus seats pic does look like a bunch of cloaked somethings in military formation. Bus seats are in perfect rows, after all.

        But when you say what are they terrified of, it reminds me of my reaction the first time I saw a woman in one of those things. Decades ago, I’d travelled to Afghanistan, and there was a woman in the first town I came to, on the sidewalk waiting for someone sitting on her heels in that Asian-style squat. She was a shapeless, blobby pyramid. No face, no eyes, no evidence at all that there was a human in there. It could have been anything, a sack of potatoes, a carefully positioned skeleton. Through that horrible face screen you could sort of make out darker shadows where the eye sockets would be.

        Her humanity was utterly erased.

        I was horrified on a gut level I don’t even know how to describe.

        People do all kinds of peculiar things in the service of religion, but nobody would choose to wear one of those things unless they needed therapy. To stay in place, burqas need to be so tight around the head that they cause headaches. They make it impossible to do anything except stay tented in there. Even a drink of water is a major project. Most of Afghanistan is very hot in summer. Being inside one of those things in the heat is a bit like that new sous-vide cookery method you hear about where you get steamed in your own juices inside a casing.

        I’m betting none of that is what bothers the hysterical testerical rightists, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a whole lot to be bothered about.

  6. dakinikat says:

    This story makes me want to throw up and lock em up…. Marcy Wheeler

  7. dakinikat says:

  8. Minkoff Minx says:

    Hey, out with the family on Lake Nottely. That top image is my Aunt Celeste’s dog Annabelle’s butt with Celeste glasses resting on her tail. Doesn’t she look like Dr. Benson Honeydew?

    • Enheduanna says:

      JJ, Annabelle’s behind is adorable!

      Love the tunes – lots of revolving doors and profanity (bleeped) – guess we’re all on the same page re: this ridiculous administration.

  9. dakinikat says:

    Morons in white house fucking with legal immigration …

    This idiot …

    • Enheduanna says:

      Requiring immigrants to speak English is obviously a racist ploy but his fan base will love it of course. Over at the DOJ Sessions is going after Affirmative Action for college entrances:

      http://www.shakesville.com/2017/08/today-in-white-supremacy-white-house.html

      And Melissa isn’t holding back on her feelings about the legal immigration issue; her husband immigrated here from Scotland.

      • NW Luna says:

        Most of those racist sexist Trumpites wouldn’t have their own grandparents admitted to the US under Trump & Sessions plan.

        Someone also pointed out that Trump would fail — he obviously can’t speak English.

  10. dakinikat says:

    https://www.axios.com/trump-stock-market-performance-eclipsed-by-obama-and-bush-2468040330.html

    You’ll need this link for any one you know that’s following the propaganda channels these days.

  11. bostonboomer says:

    McMaster finally got rid of Ezra Cohen Watnick.

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  13. NW Luna says:

    Trump & his gang drive out another good professional.