Wednesday Reads: Headlines to Laugh at…

 

The GOP fear Cohen has “set road to impeachment” …are you fucking kidding me? That headline made me laugh like hell this morning. I don’t have a clue why it brought about so much hilarity. Maybe y’all have an idea?

Republicans fear Michael Cohen’s guilty plea set the road to Trump’s impeachment – Axios

Impeachment proceedings against President Trump went from a theoretical danger to a vivid reality with yesterday’s guilty plea by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, sources close to the White House tell Axios.

The big picture: Cohen’s guilty plea (with the president identified as “Individual-1”) said Trump directed him to arrange hush money during the 2016 campaign to keep women from speaking out about affairs — so Cohen was accusing Trump of pushing him to commit a crime. Look for Cohen’s statement to form the basis of a 2019 impeachment attempt if Democrats win control of the House in November.

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The plea by Cohen, paired in a split screen with the near-simultaneous conviction of Paul Manafort, is what Trump’s aides feared all along:

  • The Mueller investigation would lead these hardened investigators down rabbit holes that only Trump and his murky associates knew about.
  • The crimes detailed yesterday have nothing to do with colluding with Putin to throw an election — but are felonies, nonetheless.
  • And, in a stunning twist, the president’s former attorney — the guy who would yell obscenities at reporters and threaten them in the obsequious, unquestioningly loyal service of his boss — is now the greatest known threat to the Trump presidency.

Trump friends say for the first time that they’re worried about the president:

  • A source close to Trump said: “I must admit a bit of concern about what he [Trump] would do fully backed into a corner.”
  • “By striking a deal with Mr. Cohen that includes prison time,” the N.Y. Times reports, “federal authorities were aware of the risk that the president might pardon him.”
  • Maggie Haberman tweeted“Trump folks are worried about impeachment more than before. … Does not mean it will happen, but this has moved to a different stage in their minds.”

Presidential historian Jon Meacham brings in the orchestra, telling MSNBC:

  • “This is rather like the third week of June, 1973, when [former White House counsel] John Dean went to the Senate and began his testimony” before the Watergate committee.
  • “It’s not unlike … the second week in July in the same year, when [former Nixon White House aide] Alexander Butterfield revealedthat there was a White House taping system.”
  • “It’s the kind of moment that you can begin to see a genuine inflection point.”

Well, I’m not counting any chickens.

Let’s look at a few more funny headlines:

Michael Cohen’s Lawyer Lanny Davis Says Cohen Would Never Accept Trump’s Pardon : NPR

Bwahahahaaaaa!  Ok, how many of you think that tRump would ever, in a million years offer Cohen a pardon?

Dershowitz defends Trump, says every campaign violates campaign finance law | TheHill

I got nothing to say about that headline…it speaks for itself.

One thought however, oooooh what the Russians must have on Dershowitz.

Trump Praises Manafort for Refusing to ‘Break,’ Unlike Cohen, His Former Fixer – The New York Times

Yeah, Manafort ain’t no rat like Cohen and John Dean.

Bringing this Tweet from yesterday’s comments section, now this headline is primo…first class:

 

And now the cartoons:

This first one is from a cartoonist I never feature, because not only is he a avid tRump supporter, he is also a Jesus Freak…and his cartoons usually suck ass.

 

08/22/2018 Cartoon by Chip Bok

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This is the first cartoon he has done, that slightly mocks the tRump administration. (At least the first one that I have seen.)

08/22 Mike Luckovich: Guilty witches

08/21 Mike Luckovich: Huge parade.

 

 

 

GUILTY PLEAS: 08/22/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - GUILTY PLEAS

BE BEST summit: 08/21/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - BE BEST summit

Church Abuse: 08/20/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Church Abuse

THE ART of the SPIEL: 08/15/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - THE ART of the SPIEL

08/22/2018 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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08/22/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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08/22/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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08/17/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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08/15/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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Cohen guilty: 08/22/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Cohen guilty

Truth isn’t truth: 08/21/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Truth isn't truth

PA sexual abuse report: 08/19/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - PA sexual abuse report

08/22/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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08/22/2018 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

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08/22/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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08/22/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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08/21/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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Wheel of Dystopia: 08/22/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Wheel of Dystopia

Summer refreshment gentrification: 08/15/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Summer refreshment gentrification

Campaign Trail: 08/22/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Campaign Trail

Kindred Spirits: 08/20/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Kindred Spirits

 

Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/21/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/18/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

 

Rudy’s Truth: 08/21/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Rudy's Truth

 

Pennsylvania Predator: 08/17/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Pennsylvania Predator

 

This is an open thread, I will end with a video clip from the film Goodfellas…the scene is when Tommy shoots Spider dead. One of his reasons…he comes from a family of rats, he would have grown up to be a rat…


23 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Headlines to Laugh at…”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    I waited until today to do the post because I figured it would give time for cartoonist to draw reactions to yesterday’s events. They did not disappoint. Have a good day today…

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  3. NW Luna says:

    What a great crop of cartoons today! The cartoonists have obviously been rarin’ to go after Trump. My favorite is the one of Trump being sworn in to tell “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” — the bestest truth, the yuuuugest truth hahaha.

  4. NW Luna says:

    Whoa!

    Democratic National Committee says hackers unsuccessfully targeted voter database

    August 22 at 1:10 PM
    The Democratic National Committee alerted the FBI on Tuesday to an attempted hack of its voter database — two years after Russian spies compromised its computers and released thousands of emails online, throwing the party into disarray in the midst of the presidential election.

    The latest effort failed and the culprit’s identity is still not known, DNC officials said.

    But it showed that adversaries are still determined to try to interfere in the election process, despite warnings from senior government officials, they said.

  5. dakinikat says:

    • NW Luna says:

      Well-written story. The post-Katrina “recovery” was a debacle — communities which never recovered, or else weredisplaced.

      I had to look of mirleton as I wasn’t familiar with that plant. Aha! It’s another name for chayote!

      Chain-link fences called see-through fences was an interpretation I’d never thought of before.

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    We’ve had nearly a week of horrific air-quality levels here due to wildfire smoke from BC, Idaho, Oregon as well as our own state. A few days, including today, of worse than Beijing and even 2 x that of Beijing. Even looking only 2 houses down I can see the haze. Fine ash on plants, cars, everything outside. Sunrises & sunsets have been visually fabulous, as has the flame-colored moon at night — not that I’m outside much to watch them. Usually we get airflow from the west and southwest off the Pacific which is clean and is forecast to return tomorrow, thank the deities.

    Local weather science guru Dr. Cliff Mass is a stickler for evidence-based analysis, despite the tendency of media to say the increased wildfires are due to climate change:

    our smoke is not a “new normal” but a return to the “old normal” (there were far more fires and smoke during the early 20th century and before).
    …the key issue not being climate change (which does contribute) but our mismanagement of our forests, nearly a century of fire suppression, human intrusion into wildlands, and flammable invasive species.

  8. dakinikat says:

    He was on Fox basically admitting to breaking the law again …

    Trump says hush money ‘not a campaign violation’

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/trump-says-hush-money-not-a-campaign-violation

    President Donald Trump is defending the hush money payments made by his former attorney Michael Cohen to a pair of women, insisting, contrary to Cohen’s guilty plea, that the effort wasn’t “even a campaign violation.”

    Trump is telling “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt in an interview set to air Thursday that the payments “didn’t come out of the campaign, and that’s big.”

    He says wrongly that if the money had come from the campaign, “that could be a little dicey,” but since it “came from me” it’s “not even a campaign violation.”

    Cohen on Tuesday pleaded guilty to a series of charges and said Trump had directed him to arrange the payments to influence the election.

    Corporations are not permitted to contribute to campaigns and money intended to influence an election must be reported.

    It’s amazing any lawyer will go near him. But then, he’s got Rudy … crazy ol’ Rudy

    • bostonboomer says:

      Trump in that interview reminded me of Jackie Gleason when he couldn’t figure out what to say.

  9. NW Luna says:

    Ooooh, even more bad news for Trump and good news for the country:

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