Wednesday Reads: Ban Teens and Bone Spurs

 

02/22 Mike Luckovich: NRA Non Rational Actors | Mike Luckovich

I think that cartoon above is about right…I mean, if states like Georgia are outright presenting themselves as a special interest group.

Georgia Republicans Vow to Kill Airline Tax-Cut Bill After Delta Ends N.R.A. Discount – The New York Times

The lieutenant governor in Georgia threatened on Monday to kill a proposed lucrative tax cut for Delta Air Lines after the company eliminated a discount fare program for the National Rifle Association over the weekend.

The move by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who presides over the State Senate, immediately put the legislation in jeopardy and put him at loggerheads with other top state officials, including the governor, who had championed the tax deal. The showdown between one of Georgia’s most powerful politicians and one of the state’s largest employers was the latest clash in a national debate around guns after the deadly school shooting in Florida this month.

Uh, isn’t this man supposed to represent the people?

Well, it is obvious that none of those in the GOP represent the “people” that you think of….when we hear the word, people.

Now the cartoons:

Let’s stick with Luckovich for a bit more:

02/23 Mike Luckovich: Public school platoon. | Mike Luckovich

02/25 Mike Luckovich: In the shadows. | Mike Luckovich

02/27 Mike Luckovich: Not again. | Mike Luckovich

02/28 Mike Luckovich: He’s amassed millions. | Mike Luckovich

 

 

02/27/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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It’s A Wonderful Strife: 02/27/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

Cartoon by Steve Artley - It's A Wonderful Strife

Wash, Rinse, Repeat: 02/20/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

Cartoon by Steve Artley - Wash, Rinse, Repeat

02/24/2018 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

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02/25/2018 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

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02/27/2018 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

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I Hear You: 02/27/2018 Cartoon by Tom Curry

Cartoon by Tom Curry - I Hear You

Me Too: 02/14/2018 Cartoon by Tom Curry

Cartoon by Tom Curry - Me Too

Military Parade: 02/13/2018 Cartoon by Tom Curry

Cartoon by Tom Curry - Military Parade

NRA Partners: 02/27/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - NRA Partners

Mighty Mouth : 02/27/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Mighty Mouth

Parkland Shooting Survivors: 02/25/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Parkland Shooting Survivors

02/27/2018 Cartoon by Lisa Benson

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APPEAL DENIED: 02/27/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - APPEAL DENIED

VOTE THEM OUT: 02/22/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - VOTE THEM OUT

Puppet: 02/22/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Puppet

02/27/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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02/22/2018 Cartoon by David Horsey

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02/26/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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02/26/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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02/26/2018 Cartoon by David Horsey

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This is an open thread…


28 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Ban Teens and Bone Spurs”

  1. Joanelle says:

    Nice roundup, JJ. I do understand the concept, but we Americans seem to make jokes about everything, thereby lessening the importance of taking anything seriously. The kids are right. We’Re supposed to be the adults, protecting nd defending them. Talking to a fool like Ryan won’t get them anywhere.
    I just went to the DNC website (never been there before.) They are so lost in the weeds, it’s no wonder they can’t move forward. Hillary won the damn election, trumps last 15 months should be deemed null and void, now that we see that he squandered those months; give her the Oval Office and move on.
    It’s clear the Repugs don’t care one twit about the people they are supposed to be representing, they need to be deleted and I’m not sure the dems will do any better after seeing thier bewildered and bewildering website.

  2. Enheduanna says:

    Happy Wednesday ya’ll. Great toons as usual – but then we have a cartoon for a president.

    Here’s some excellent news:

    https://shareblue.com/dicks-sporting-goods-guns/

    Dick’s Sporting Goods is a big outfit.

  3. dakinikat says:

    WTF? Why is that hate mongering, anti Semitic, homophobic, racist, sexist, greedo Billy Graham lying in state in the US capitol? Are we going to give every Religious opportunist equal access or just ignore the no state religion favoritism clause there in the Constitution?

    https://www.ajc.com/news/national/billy-graham-richard-nixon-tapes-the-one-time-graham-image-was-tarnished/DCj06gfORZJLYa30cLawWL/

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2013/11/01/when-billy-graham-urged-nixon-to-kill-a-million-people/

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/21/billy-graham-and-the-gospel-of-fear/

  4. dakinikat says:

    • dakinikat says:

      Oh, this is rich … he cannot get Presidential pardons for state crimes…

  5. dakinikat says:

    • Enheduanna says:

      He’s made it selling a fantasy AND being given a complete unconditional white-male privilege PASS for any and everything; a pass that would never have been given to anyone he and his sicko supporters currently marginalize.

  6. Pat Johnson says:

    Why is Billy Graham lying in state???

    This man was a war monger. A lying two faced hypocrite who got rich by fooling the “faithful” into parting with their money so that he could live like a king.

    He was an anti-Semite, a Catholic bashing tool who encouraged war. A false idol.

    Will the same tributes be set aside for the likes of Pat Robertson and Jim Bakker?

    The separation of church and state has become a joke.

  7. dakinikat says:

    Dropping like flies!!!!

  8. Minkoff Minx says:

    So, just an observation. While watching Ari Melber onmsnbc, he was interviewing some dimwit former tRump employee who had just been questioned by Mueller. Anyway, I think there is a new talking point the tRump side is starting to push. That tRump is too stupid and too much of a loud mouth to be colluding with Putin. I wonder if that is going to be the new plan. Of course tRump says no collusion cause tRump is too dumb.

    • Enheduanna says:

      Does anyone really believe tRump had no knowledge of what was going on? The only way he didn’t was if he was too stupid to know what was going on or had zero control on what was going on around him. Neither way is a good look for him.

      • quixote says:

        I could’ve believed too stupid, but this is the Dump that insults and humiliates *everybody*, Congress, his wives, his kids, Prime Ministers, *everybody*. Except Putin. The only way that happens is if he knows what Putin has on him.

        He’s dumber than a box of rocks and more arrogant than a cobra, but that’s no disqualification for being under Putin’s thumb. Au contraire. Makes it likelier.

      • Minkoff Minx says:

        Ex-Trump Aide Sam Nunberg: If He Really Colluded With Russia, POTUS ‘Wouldn’t Be Able to Keep His Mouth Shut’ | Mediaite

        A former Donald Trump aide is pushing the ignorance defense as it relates to the idea of collusion between the president and Russia.

        In an interview with Ari Melber Wednesday, Sam Nunberg threw cold water on an NBC News report that special counsel Robert Mueller may suspect that Trump had advance knowledge of the stolen DNC emails prior to their publication by Wikileaks.

        Nunberg’s reasoning? The president could never keep a secret like that.

        “I think you’d be giving Donald Trump too much credit,” Nunberg said. “I think if Vladimir Putin had a plot like this, he wouldn’t involve Donald Trump, because Donald Trump wouldn’t be able to keep his mouth shut about it.”

        Melber followed up on the candid statement from an ex-Trump employee.

        “You’re saying Donald Trump, in your view, is innocent because he would be such a sloppy co-conspirator.”

        Nunberg hesitated, and then laughed.

        “You said it like that,” Nunberg said. “I’ll say it this way – that I think Vladimir Putin would be too careful.”

  9. dakinikat says:

    From Mic: The turnover at the top of the Trump administration has been extraordinary, with more than 15 officials departing top government jobs since January 2017. Their reasons for leaving have ranged from improper stock purchases to facing accusations of domestic violence. In chronological order:

    Sally Yates: The acting attorney general was fired 10 days into the Trump administration because she refused to enforce President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Yates, appointed by Barack Obama, has since criticized Trump’s oversight of the Department of Justice.

    Michael Flynn: A top Trump supporter on the campaign trail, former national security Michael Flynn resigned in February 2017 after he lied to top White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. Flynn pled guilty in December to making false statements to the FBI about those conversations.

    James Comey: Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey in May as he oversaw the investigation into alleged connections between Trump and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

    Michael Dubke: The low-profile communications director at the White House resigned in May. Dubke was reportedly concerned about being fired as he was divesting from communications firms to hold his government job.

    Walter Shaub: The head of the office of government ethics stepped down in July with deep criticism of the Trump administration’s approach to ethics. He said the United States was “pretty close to a laughing stock” for how Trump officials approached ethics rules.

    Sean Spicer: In July, after Anthony Scaramucci was hired as communications director, Trump’s first press secretary resigned.

    Reince Priebus: Trump’s first chief of staff also resigned, following Spicer, shortly after Scaramucci was brought into the White House.

    Anthony Scaramucci: “The Mooch” was fired after working at the White House for only 11 days. An expletive-ridden interview with the New Yorker emerged in which Scaramucci accused then White House chief strategist Steve Bannon of trying to “suck his own cock.”

    Steve Bannon: In August, Trump fired his top campaign and White House political adviser. Bannon went on to back Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate special election; Moore faced multiple allegations of pedophilia and relationships with teenage women.

    Tom Price: The secretary of health and human services resigned in September after spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on chartered flights to conduct government business.

    Dina Powell: In December, Trump’s deputy national security adviser said she would leave the White House.

    Omarosa Manigault-Newman: A former contestant on The Apprentice, Manigault-Newman oversaw public engagement at the White House. She was fired in December, and has since returned to reality television on Celebrity Big Brother.

    Brenda Fitzgerald: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director resigned in January after reports emerged she bought stock in tobacco companies after taking the post. The CDC oversees U.S. efforts to limit smoking.

    Rob Porter: Two ex-wives of the White House staff secretary accused Porter of domestic abuse. That triggered Porter’s resignation and a controversy over whether top White House officials protected Porter.

    Hope Hicks: Trump’s longtime communications aide resigned Wednesday, a day after marathon testimony before the House Intelligence Committee about her knowledge of Russian connections, in which she reportedly said she tells the Trump’s white lies.