Wednesday Reads: Shutdown Cartoons

It has been thirty-three days…

SHUTDOWN: day 33: 01/23/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SHUTDOWN: day 33

I’ve been blocking out the news. My mom and I are binge watching Game of Thrones…from the first episode through to the latest. What a relief it has been…however, we are so painfully aware of the shit the continued shutdown is bringing Americans.

SHUTDOWN…what to do?: 01/22/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SHUTDOWN...what to do?

Sharp Advice: 01/23/2019 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Sharp Advice

Jugend: 01/23/2019 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Jugend


MLK DAY 2019: 01/21/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - MLK DAY 2019

01/21/2019 Cartoon by John Cole

Cartoon by John Cole -

Bennett editorial cartoon: 01/23/2019 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Bennett editorial cartoon

Great Again: 01/22/2019 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Great Again

01/23 Mike Luckovich: The Blind Side

01/18 Mike Luckovich: Pocket President


Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 01/20/2019 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

01/17 Mike Luckovich: State of the ketchup, mustard and onion

01/20 Mike Luckovich: Danger

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24 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Shutdown Cartoons”

  1. dakinikat says:

  2. bostonboomer says:

    Poor Donnie is so mad he doesn’t know what to do.

  3. dakinikat says:

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  5. NW Luna says:


    White House seeks list of programs that would be hurt if shutdown lasts into March

    White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has pressed agency leaders to provide him with a list of the highest-impact programs that will be jeopardized if the shutdown continues into March and April, people familiar with the directive said.

    Mulvaney wants the list no later than Friday, these people said, and it’s the firmest evidence to date that the White House is preparing for a lengthy funding lapse that could have snowballing consequences for the economy and government services.

    The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose Mulvaney’s demand.

  6. Shared to my FB page. The one that really stood out is Nick Sandmann dresses as a Hitler youth. Impactful.

  7. RonStill4Hills says:

    Can we nudge the big grocery chains, Kroger Publix Walmart to extend credit to furloughed and indentured federal workers?

  8. dakinikat says:

  9. NW Luna says:

    Lol, even Trump thinks Giuliani is acting oddly.

    Giuliani’s missteps frustrate Trump

    “There is a strategy,” Giuliani said. “The strategy will become apparent. There have been these objections in the past. It’s become obvious somewhat thereafter. You have to be patient.”

    The strategy, it seems, was lost on his client.

    Trump this week asked Giuliani to scale back his media appearances after the recent interviews, White House aides said, and complained that his lawyer did not know all the facts of the case. The president also asked Giuliani to clean up some of his misstatements publicly, complaining he created a weekend of news, including negative cable chyrons, at a time when Trump wanted public attention focused on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III disputing a BuzzFeed report that Trump had asked Cohen to lie to Congress.

    Even though Trump has been frustrated with Giuliani’s performance several times since he became his lawyer in April, he continues to get a longer leash than most of the president’s aides and surrogates. That’s because Giuliani, whom he considers a friend, is doing what Trump wants — serving chiefly as his public defender rather than his pragmatic legal counsel — and because the president would struggle to replace him after being turned down by several high-profile attorneys reluctant to represent the mercurial Trump.

  10. NW Luna says:

    Not good. Wish we had a legitimate, intelligent President and a fully staffed and expert State department.

    Can Saudi Arabia produce ballistic missiles? Satellite imagery raises suspicions.

    Satellite images suggest that Saudi Arabia has constructed its first known ballistic missile factory, according to weapons experts and image analysts, a development that raises questions about the kingdom’s increasing military and nuclear ambitions under its 33-year-old crown prince.

    If operational, the suspected factory at a missile base in al-Watah, southwest of Riyadh, would allow Saudi Arabia to manufacture its own ballistic missiles, fueling fears of an arms race against its regional rival Iran.

    Saudi Arabia currently does not possess nuclear weapons, so any missiles produced at the apparent factory are likely to be conventionally armed. But a missile-making facility would be a critical component of any eventual Saudi nuclear weapons program, hypothetically giving the kingdom capability to produce the preferred delivery systems for nuclear warheads.

    • quixote says:

      Oh, great. Just great. And I can just see Saudi Lunatic A lobbing a missile because he’s in a mine-is-bigger-than-yours competition with his cousin by the same grandfather fifteen times removed. Kind of how the Yemen disaster started.

    • RonStill4Hills says:

      How long till the Wahabists overthrow the Royal family in Saudi Arabia as we withdraw bit by Putin mandates bit?

      MBS has already shown his colors.

      The area is going to go nuclear. It is a matter of time.

      • quixote says:

        The Wahhabis are in a symbiotic relationship with the gang with the guns. I’d be a bit surprised if it was some wing of them who did the overthrowing, but it’s not impossible. Somebody’s going to, you’re right about that.

        And it’s always somebody even worse.

  11. RonStill4Hills says:

    By the way….Game of Thrones was reference above.

    They built a wall, 300 feet tall and 800 miles long.

    The Night King breached it in one evening and The Army of the Dead is marching toward Winterfell.

    Il Douche deals in fairytales so I am putting it in his terms.

    Do you think East Watch by the sea wishes they had some goddamned drones or a higher wall?

    And the border patrol is no Night Watch either, IMO?