Wednesday Reads: Quick Round-Up and CartoonsPosted: August 30, 2017
It has been a hellish few days…but it may be just the beginning, as the true impact of the destruction starts to become more clear. So here are a few quick links to start you off and then the main reason for the post today…the political cartoons.
A review of tRump tweets this morning:
And as you can see, still no empathy:
A reminder for you all, from tRump’s visit to Texas yesterday:
Wasn’t that image of tRump hiding behind a defensive fort of vehicles, with a solid wall of building buffered behind him, a perfect reflection of his attitude towards the victims in this disaster? Geez!
And lest we forget:
Such an asshole.
Hey, he is one of many though…
HOUSTON, TX—Although Joel Osteen took flak over the weekend for closing up his church to flood victims and all but disappearing during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the megachurch pastor reportedly returned to the city on his luxury yacht “S.S. Blessed” to make amends Tuesday by tossing copies of Your Best Life Now to stranded flood survivors.
Osteen had his on-call yacht captain steer the large vessel through the flooded streets of the city, pulling up to survivors stranded on their roofs and on the roof of their cars as the prosperity gospel preacher smiled, waved, and threw out signed editions of the bestselling positive thinking book.
“Believe and declare you are coming into a shift!” Osteen yelled through a bullhorn, according to reports. “God wants His best for you! Enlarge your vision, develop a healthy self image, and choose to be happy!”
Then there is this:
Some updates on Harvey:
Meanwhile, Texas is not the only place experiencing the effects of climate change, flooding is killing many people all over the world:
And, here in Georgia, a State GOP shithead has threatened to lynch a former colleague:
A Georgia Republican lawmaker warned a Democratic former colleague who criticized his support for Civil War monuments on Facebook that she won’t be “met with torches but something a lot more definitive” if she continues to call for the removal of statues in south Georgia.
State Rep. Jason Spencer, a Woodbine Republican, also wrote former state Rep. LaDawn Jones that “people in South Georgia are people of action, not drama” and suggested some who don’t understand that “will go missing in the Okefenokee.”
“Too many necks they are red around here,” he wrote. “Don’t say I didn’t warn you about ’em.”
Jones, who represented an Atlanta-based district from 2012 to 2016, responded that she saw his remarks as a “threat of physical violence” but said she was confident that future generations will abandon a “we are better than them” mentality.
“Enjoy but know … WINTER IS COMING,” wrote Jones, who is black. “You know it too … otherwise you wouldn’t have found a need to even make this post or those hollow threats of not coming to south GA.”
Spencer said in a text message that his words were not meant as a threat, but instead a “warning to her of how people can behave about this issue.”
“She is from Atlanta – and the rest of Georgia sees this issue very differently,” said Spencer, who was elected in 2010 to represent the southeast Georgia district. “Just trying to keep her safe if she decided to come down and raise hell about the memorial in the back yards of folks who will see this as an unwelcome aggression from the left.”
Do you fucking believe this…well, yes of course.
Spencer also asked that we include a picture he provided of him standing in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. monument that was unveiled Monday on the Georgia Capitol grounds.
Jones said in an interview that Spencer sat next to her for four years in the Georgia House and that they developed a friendly, if sometimes testy, relationship.
“If it were anybody other than Jason Spencer, then I would be alarmed. But we had a unique relationship in the Georgia Legislature,” said Jones, who served from 2012 to 2016. “If that had come from anybody else, I’d take it as a serious threat.”
Still, she added, she was “concerned” by his reaction.
You can go to the link and see the actual screenshots of the “discussions.”
And yet: KKK hoods and urine-proof sheets spotted in Trump Tower gift shop via Raw Deal.
Let’s end the day’s links on a happy note:
Cartoons start below:
If you can’t see the image on that Instagram:
I wanted to share the Cartoonist Instagram page with y’all…
This is an open thread…