Wednesday Reads: Damn you…

My internet has been cutting out all day long, so this is going to be brief.

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A cartoon by @rozchast. #NewYorkerCartoons

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No, this next one is not the onion:

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Stay awake, America.

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For example…this kidnapping:

I was going to do a post about Olivia de Havilland, but let’s do that on Sunday.

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13 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Damn you…”

  1. dakinikat says:

    Hey JJ!! How are you doing? Gawd these are wretched times when the political cartoons are spot on and you can’t laugh and really try not to cry.


  2. dakinikat says:

    • NW Luna says:

      Hayes better be just as upset about the kidnappings of protestors in Portland as about a TiM New Yorker.

  3. dakinikat says:

    • Enheduanna says:

      Wow. They must have tested him before he was supposed to get on AF1 with Dump. He was at the hearing with Barr and got close to him yesterday – neither wearing a mask.

    • NW Luna says:

      Couldn’t happen to a more appropriate person.

  4. dakinikat says:

  5. Enheduanna says:

    This is pretty cool:

    A vintage postcard identified the spot Van Gogh was painting on his last day. Seems a few things have been found by people quarantined and organizing their stuff.

  6. NW Luna says:

    Oregon governor says federal officers to withdraw from Portland. DHS says not yet.

    As part of the agreement, officials said, most Department of Homeland Security agents would move off what have become the front lines around the courthouse and then withdraw from Portland entirely if the nightly rioting ceased.

    But the specific timing of how this would play out remained unclear. Gov. Kate Brown (D) said the agents would leave downtown Thursday and then the city soon thereafter, while acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf said federal officials would pull back from Portland “should circumstances on the ground significantly improve” as state troopers move to protect the courthouse.

  7. NW Luna says:

    • quixote says:

      Jeeesus. I didn’t know it wasn’t already banned in NZ. We have got sooooo far to go. You can measure it by how there isn’t even *recognition* of the crimes against women, let alone massive general demonstrations in the streets about it.

  8. palhart says:

    Thanks, JJ, for that beautiful photo of our Blue Ridge Mountains. I never knew what caused them to look blue. I wish I could visit the mountains now before the possibility of a lockdown, as Harvard researchers believe our “orange” state should be considering it as a next phase. Symptoms of anxiety and depression have tripled here and emergency room visits for opioid overdoses have increased 15%. The misery for our citizens made all the more dire because the Republican controlled legislature didn’t expand Medicaid. However, the federal CARES Act money is being diverted to mental health resources for the uninsured and the underinsured.