Wednesday Reads: Splat!Posted: January 24, 2018 Filed under: 2018 elections, Congress, corruption, Donald Trump, Federal Government Shutdown, Free Press, morning reads, Obstruction Charge?, open thread, Political and Editorial Cartoons, racism, Republican politics, right wing hate grouups, Russian Trump Investigation, the GOP, U.S. Politics, Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons, white nationalists | Tags: You say collusion I say conspiracy 11 Comments
The quick storyline of the film which this poster above is portraying is spectacular:
A superstitious middle-aged woman falls in love with a taxi driver, while trying to learn the identity of the unseen person tossing eggs at her.
Honestly the plot to, Too Afraid of Life or Splat, seems to make more sense than the reality we are experiencing now…
Tabio’s screwball soap opera takes us into the lives and loves of a family in the middle-class suburbs of Havana. It’s tacky, it’s wacky, it’s, well, serious too. Widowed Concha (Granados) distrusts the alliance of brawn and brain when her beloved baseball-player son marries a girl engineer with her own ideas (about bureaucratic impedimenta, the role of women, and Concha). Concha has problems enough: made wary of men by the philandering of her dear departed, she distrusts the charms of taxi-driver Tomas, so is forced to take comfort in the spells of a Santeria-cult priestess. When the young marrieds move in, splat! – eggs start to fly. Tabio leaves no doubt that this is farce, not so much admitting the presence of the camera as flaunting it. Every mirror reveals the camera crew, props are thrown onto the set, the film cranks to a halt for apologies about missing scenes. The sight gags, absurd histrionics and hyperbolic use of sound communicate an infectious sense of fun, but the film can’t quite hide a deathly conventional morality which, sadly, hauls it back into sanity and nauseating good faith.
If only there was a mirror to reveal the true farce behind the facade…meaning that this past year is all just some crazy ass twisted fraud of a disaster film that has been in production…simply to run out of money.
Now we are at an end, with the reality finally at hand; that it is over…sorry about the missing scenes, especially the last act that included the impeachment.
(Honestly, I still thing the asshole will get away with it.)
But, on with the cartoons:
Oh, and please…why hasn’t it happened yet!
Again, many of these cartoons above are foreign press.
CHIP RESTORED: 01/23/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath
DEAL MAKER: 01/22/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath
The following is exactly what the GOP wants you to believe:
Untitled: 01/23/2018 Cartoon by Bob Gorrell
01/23/2018 Cartoon by David Horsey
01/18/2018 Cartoon by David Horsey
01/23/2018 Cartoon by Lisa Benson
Nick Anderson cartoon: 01/23/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson
Empowered Women: 01/23/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe
Monster Larry Nassar: 01/19/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe
Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Congress’ continuing resolutions: 01/23/2018 Cartoon by Gary Varvel
01/23/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter
01/21/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter
Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 01/23/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett
Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 01/21/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett
Hannibal Trump: 01/23/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers
Great Power: 01/21/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers
GOP Health: 01/19/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers
Wretched Refuse: 01/18/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers
01/23/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies
Applause: 01/23/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell
01/23/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller
01/23/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett
01/24 Mike Luckovich: Travel ban! | Mike Luckovich
01/23 Mike Luckovich: Miller time. | Mike Luckovich
01/21 Mike Luckovich: Tummy ache. | Mike Luckovich
01/19 Mike Luckovich: Dealmaker. | Mike Luckovich
01/18 Mike Luckovich. full disclosure form. | Mike Luckovich
01/18 Mike Luckovich. Weight of the Presidency. | Mike Luckovich
I had to end it with Luckovich…fucking awesome.
This is an open thread!
Have a good day y’all.
Fuck this shit:
Give them billions in tax cuts and they want even more blood.
I wonder if BoA was one of the banks they touted as giving employees a raise to $15/hr? Of course that is all they say. Would like to know which employees, what percentage of their workforce they represent and what is the percentage increase in hourly wage.
Thanks, JJ, great collection of what’s really going on in this country!
Finally a cartoon on the Olympic scandal
The turd got a 175 year sentence. About time. And the judge said, “I wouldn’t send my dog to you.” That’s telling him.
Now on to that thing in the White House ….
Happy Wednesday everyone. Love the marching women fist cartoon. This year will be a blow out of historic proportions.
Blue Tsunami on its way!
Thanks for the CHIP RESTORED cartoon, while everyone is screaming The Democrats Caved!