Wednesday Reads: Collusion? Sure…But Who Cares?

Good morning, let us just get to the cartoons…

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 07/31/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

 

07/31 Mike Luckjovich: President’s clownselor.

 

07/29 Mike Luckovich: Giddyup.

07/27 Mike Luckovich: You’re welcome.

07/26 Mike Luckovich: Caged.

08/01 Mike Luckovich: Nevermind.

 

Nick Anderson cartoon: 07/31/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Trump takes aim at tariffs: 07/26/2018 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

Cartoon by Gary Varvel - Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Trump takes aim at tariffs

Satellite : 07/31/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Satellite

WHWT – OSHA: 07/31/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - WHWT - OSHA

Trump triggered: 07/31/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Trump triggered

ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE: 07/29/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

07/31/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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Endangered: 07/30/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Endangered

California matchbook: 07/30/2018 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

Cartoon by Steve Greenberg - California matchbook

07/30/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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My Aunt Celeste is in town, so I am enjoying my family….hope everyone is doing well.

This is an open thread.

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18 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Collusion? Sure…But Who Cares?”

  1. joanelle says:

    Terrific stuff JJ!

  2. bostonboomer says:

    So glad you’re enjoying time with your family!

  3. RonStill4Hills says:

    Excellent Cartoons. Thanks.

  4. dakinikat says:

    Needed the giggles today! I wonder if Orangeholio ever sees any of these? They’re getting brutal!!

  5. dakinikat says:

    ICE is denying that a child died in one of the detention centers but a lawyer has come out with a statement about it …

    https://www.ibtimes.com/child-dead-ice-detention-center-due-negligent-care-immigration-lawyer-2704521

    Immigration lawyer Mana Yegani from Houston claimed in a series of tweets Tuesday that an unidentified child had died while under the care of ICE in a Texas detention center.

    In one of the tweets, Yegani revealed a possible cause for the child’s death.

    “The child died following her stay at an ICE Detention Center, as a result of possible negligent care and a respiratory illness she contracted from one of the other children. The events took place in Dilley Family Detention Center in south Texas,” she wrote.

    While there was no confirmation about the whereabouts of the child’s parents, Yegani said the former’s grandmother was in New Jersey. She added a lawyer was in touch with the family of the child to get more information about the matter.

    “If they ask for a visa, the US government won’t give them one. If they stay in their country their kids get killed by the gangs. So they are damned if they try to come the legal or illegal way,” she wrote in another tweet.

  6. dakinikat says:

    Business
    Layoffs from Trump tariffs are piling up. So are calls for more bailouts.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/07/30/after-trumps-farmer-bailout-manufacturers-ask-what-about-us/?utm_term=.c2ef6815b188

    Jane Hardy, the chief executive of a company that makes lawn-care equipment, says she had to lay off 75 employees this summer because of President Trump’s trade war. As she fights to keep her southern Indiana business going, Hardy is one of several manufacturers warning the White House that, unless they see relief from the tariffs soon, job losses will mount and factory closures are likely.

    Trump has repeatedly said he would protect American farmers in the trade war, last week setting aside $12 billion to help them, but he is facing pressure to extend aid to other industries if the tariffs remain in place or get extended to more products.

    Extending those bailouts would be an expensive proposition. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday estimated the total price tag could hit $39 billion if Trump compensated the losses across all industries. It would take $7.6 billion to help car and automobile parts manufacturers alone, the Chamber said, calling it a “slippery slope” for Trump to determine who gets help and who doesn’t. The Chamber has been a vocal critic of the tariffs.

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  9. NW Luna says:

    Great cartoons!

    I’m just back from a few days away out of internet reception. Ahhhhhh. Now to catch up on posts. And find out what new fresh hell he’s done now.

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    Special counsel Mueller wants to ask Trump about obstruction of justice: Sources

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/special-counsel-mueller-president-obstruction-justice-sources/story?id=56973384

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office wants to ask President Donald Trump about obstruction of justice, sources close to the White House tell ABC News. According to sources, the president learned within the last day that the special counsel will limit the scope of questioning and would like to ask questions both orally and written for the President to respond to.

    According to sources familiar with the President’s reaction Wednesday morning, that was the genesis for his early morning tweet storm. Trump took to twitter in one of his strongest attacks against the federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, saying: “This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!”

    Evidently providing more evidence for obstruction of justice is his way of saying there’s no obstruction of justice.

  12. dakinikat says:

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-is-qanon-the-craziest-theory-of-the-trump-era-explained

    AND YOU THOUGHT PIZZAGATE WAS NUTS
    What Is QAnon? The Craziest Theory of the Trump Era, Explained
    From celebrities to the grassroots, the right is obsessed with the idea there is a secret conspiracy where Hillary is headed for Gitmo. Here’s everything you need to know.
    Will Sommer
    WILL SOMMER
    07.06.18 10:03 PM ET