Wednesday Reads: TrollsPosted: October 6, 2021 | Author: JJ Lopez aka Minkoff Minx | Filed under: just because |16 Comments
Cartoons via Cagle:
October 5, 2021
October 4, 2021
Meanwhile, the Facebook Factory is back online. Please share #laloalcaraz cartoons, especially on Facebook pic.twitter.com/k2lEgEmxT5— Mexican Judge (@laloalcaraz) October 5, 2021
Matt Wuerker, Politico, @wuerker pic.twitter.com/hwrsMluug4— Editorial & Political Cartoons (@EandPCartoons) October 5, 2021
Relax everyone. When Facebook’s done wiping its servers of incriminating evidence or enabling some horrific genocide it’ll pop back on. Don’t worry.— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) October 4, 2021
Everyone showing up to @Twitter today while @Facebook @instagram @WhatsApp are down like… pic.twitter.com/SGtr722FAo— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) October 4, 2021
Work has halted at all of the Kellogg Company’s U.S. cereal plants as roughly 1,400 workers went on strike. It wasn’t immediately clear how much the supply of Frosted Flakes or other iconic brands would be disrupted. https://t.co/MHpt39sfcl— The Associated Press (@AP) October 5, 2021
Totally normal justice system pic.twitter.com/vWblNvDizc— Themperor Kennedy🐸🏳️🌈 (@kennedytcooper) October 2, 2021
A new report shines light on a massive problem in France's Catholic Church.— AJ+ (@ajplus) October 5, 2021
Over 200,000 minors were sexually abused by Catholic clergymen from 1950-2002. pic.twitter.com/GxEk4MxLka
The figure includes abuses committed by some 3,000 priests and other people involved in the church — wrongdoing that Catholic authorities covered up over decades in a “systemic manner,” according to the report. https://t.co/jpE9euj0I2 # via @HuffPost— JJ Lopez Walts 🤌🏼 (@MinkoffMinx) October 5, 2021
There should be a helluva lot more focus in Arizona right now on re-electing Mark Kelly in 2022 than on Sinema in 2024.— Jeff Timmer (@jefftimmer) October 4, 2021
“For countless hardworking people in my state and others, the question of expanding Medicaid is a matter of life or death.”— Cheryle Johnson (@CheryleJ0806) October 5, 2021
on the politics of states like GA [@GovKemp] refusing to accept Medicaid expansion #DemCastGA https://t.co/4jm1SqALDS
NEW: The DEA approved at least 51 requests from law enforcement agencies to conduct covert surveillance of racial justice protests last summer, including in Los Angeles, Tampa, Denver, and St. Louis, according to records obtained by @CREWcrew.https://t.co/82cueUP62A— Noah Bookbinder (@NoahBookbinder) October 5, 2021
The DOJ having to take steps to protect KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS wasn't on my 2021 Bingo Card#DemCast Merrick Garland orders FBI to monitor anti-maskers' threats against school staff around the country https://t.co/AfgSuKxWUI— Ariel Knox (she/her) (@MsArielKnox) October 5, 2021
As our beloved John Lewis used to say, it’s time to get into some #GoodTrouble.— Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (@SenatorWarnock) October 5, 2021
Congress must pass voting rights, no matter what. And it must include the #JLVRAA. pic.twitter.com/y4CCWvMzw2
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was introduced in the Senate today. The House has passed the bill. Now the Senate must do the same. It is important to get this done. pic.twitter.com/XloW1VIcwB— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) October 5, 2021
A Black family of veterans with small children moved into a new house in Virginia Beach. Their neighbor installed motion sensors that trigger cameras and lights pointed at THEIR driveway. This is the audio that plays whenever they go in or out of their home. pic.twitter.com/lWzWY1rCBS— chris evans (@chris_notcapn) October 5, 2021
I wish more people would write about what’s in the bill. The things in the bill are very popular! So popular that Republicans will likely claim credit for them if they pass! Things like climate infrastructure, universe PK, child tax credits! https://t.co/9lx0rfgxvU— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 5, 2021
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jahaira DeAlto, a transgender woman who was killed on May 2 in Boston. Jahaira’s death marks at least the 21st violent death of a trans or gender non-conforming person in 2021. This violence must end. https://t.co/mGRMYKQUCR— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 7, 2021
On voting rights & police reform, “it is devastating for so many people of color that it isn't happening,” @lbarronlopez tells @yamiche. Black and Brown voters in Georgia blame both Democrats and Republicans "for this not getting done."#WashWeekPBS: https://t.co/9R025uNrFM pic.twitter.com/HxnmRI8Jxm— Washington Week | PBS (@washingtonweek) October 5, 2021
Instead of claiming “Dems in Disarray” (which is absurd) as they try to pass historic legislation to help Americans, let’s point out instead that ALL Republicans are united against voting rights, against improving infrastructure, against paying our debts, and against democracy.— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) October 1, 2021
A picture is worth a few trillion. pic.twitter.com/zbAlpCWO2e— Karine Jean-Pierre (@KJP46) October 4, 2021
Hollywood Blvd, Saturday, 11:22 AM:— Film The Police LA (@FilmThePoliceLA) October 6, 2021
ANTI-VAXX PROTESTER: Do you see all of these homeless people around. Are they dead in the street with COVID? Hell no. Why?
HOMELESS PERSON (walking by): Because I’m vaccinated you dumb fuck. pic.twitter.com/rPskpOqtKs
Sleepy.. pic.twitter.com/c8ofzbJu1J— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) October 5, 2021
And for the win:
Introducing your 2021 Fat Bear Week champion, sir 480 Otis 👑 pic.twitter.com/hObKlsfXZq— explore.org (@exploreorg) October 6, 2021
This is an open thread.
I hope everyone is ok, please be safe…
I have a few more links to share.
The Colorado River is drying up. Here’s how that affects Indigenous water rights
“The basin is free-riding off of undeveloped tribal water rights.”
There is nothing in the article about Jahaira DeAlto to indicate them being trans had anything to do with their murder. The suspect killed his wife. DeAlto was likely just collateral damage to a domestic violence murder. But of course DeAlto gets all the headlines. Yet another man killing his wife isn’t news. 😦
Whaaat? I didn’t read the link because right now I’m more in the puppy-and-tiny-chick-going-to-sleep mood (great clip!).
I guess it’s just a particularly stark example of women counting about as much as aphids.
The article indicates that the couple and their children were staying with Ms. DeAlto. She may have tried to protect the wife. It is horrible that both were murdered, but it does seem likely to be based in domestic abuse, rather than prejudice. On the other hand, the husband may have been unaware that Ms. DeAlto was trans and reacted violently when he found out. (?)
I agree that even one murder of a trans is too many. However, an average of 2-3 women in America each day are killed by spouses, exes or boyfriends — about 1000 each year. (Of course, some men are also abused and/or killed by spouses, partners, and exes, male or female, albeit in smaller numbers.) It is shameful.
HRC is a good organization, but I wish they had also discussed domestic violence as an issue.
It was a man who killed DeAlto. Male violence should be called out in this case rather than emphasizing the trans identification of the victim. The murdered wife stayed in the same residence as DeAlto. Yes, even one murder is too many; however trans-ID’d people are actually less likely to be murdered than are the general population. Human Rights Campaign organization seems lately to be focused on trans-identified people rather than on human rights in general.
As for “gender non-conforming” people, that’s all of us. No one completely conforms to gender roles, thank Goddess.
Love the sleepy puppy and chick. The rest of your post too!
The cartoons are great, JJ!
Horrible, regardless of the source.
So many great cartoons. As someone who reads mainly UK press, the BoJo cartoon is the best I’ve seen on Brexit!
I really don’t think I’d rebuild if I were them but they’re hanging in there.