Wednesday Reads: Is it him?

I think it is…

Now then, cartoons from Cagle website:

A few more instagram for #InternationalWOMENSDay

Some updates:

You should follow the his photographer:

I have to end it here…

This is an open thread.


30 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Is it him?”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    I’m so sorry that none of the instagram embeds are working. Please take the time to click on the link and check them out.

  2. Minkoff Minx says:

    This is horrifying:

    • quixote says:

      Putin using nukes without using nukes. He’s desperate to use nuclear terror, since it’s the last big card he’s got.

      • quixote says:

        I just read an article in the London Times about how much chance there is of radiation coming from the waste just because it’s lost power to circulate water for cooling. Apparently, not much. But it doesn’t discuss what the situation will be if they decide to blow up some of those masses of concrete. Anyway, it could be worse. Here’s hoping Putin pops off and the situation can be solved.

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  8. dakinikat says:

    Yup, Entergy is blaming an “animal” again.

  9. bostonboomer says:

    WordPress is completely messed up for me. I really had a hard time with my post yesterday and I’m having trouble seeing the embedded tweets. I hope it will be better tomorrow.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I can’t click on any of the links in the comments because the site refreshes and goes back to the top of the post.

      • NW Luna says:

        For me the going back to the top of the post after refreshing has been going on for a couple of years. Annoying, but at least I could see the tweets. Then about a month ago I couldn’t see the tweets. I was using Safari. When I switched to Firefox I could see the tweets, but it still puts me back to the top of the page when I refresh — or after I post a comment.

        What’s weird is another WordPress site in Safari handles the tweets just fine, although it stopped showing any emojis I put in. Technology — great when it works.

        • bostonboomer says:

          What I’m describing happens when I simply try to read a comment or click on a link. It doesn’t involve me refreshing, just trying to read comments. When writing my post Tuesday, it was a struggle just highlight text or insert links. WordPress did something the last couple of days that screwed things up.

  10. dakinikat says:

    • NW Luna says:

      Too true.

    • RonStill4Hills says:

      When Razzputin installed the Muscovite Candidate in the WH, he started believing his own mythology. That he is invincible and infallible. If he was ever a brilliant strategist (debatable) he is not one now. He is an infantile tyrant smashing things till he gets his way.

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  12. NW Luna says:

    Atrocious! Putin’s bombing hospitals now, including a maternity hospital. Mothers, babies, pregnant women, nurses — very threatening to Putin. And only 18 other hospitals. War criminal. The US must do something more.

    Ukrainian maternity hospital bombed

    Images of the aftermath show injured pregnant women being carried from the scene. Videos shared on social media and verified by The Washington Post show damage to a clinic, with windows blown out and medical gear destroyed.

    Mariupol’s city council said the destruction was “colossal,” and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called it an “atrocity.”

    “What kind of country is this, the Russian Federation, which is afraid of hospitals and maternity hospitals and destroys them?” Zelensky said in a video address late Wednesday, during which he switched from Ukrainian to Russian, making a direct appeal to a Russian audience.

    The reported assault occurred after the World Health Organization said it had verified 18 attacks on health facilities in Ukraine.

    • NW Luna says:

      • quixote says:

        Putin has no morality. That’s been there to see ever since he became head of state. (Maybe he lost it. Maybe like the Dump he never had it. Doesn’t matter at this point.)

        Putin’s stated goal from the outset was total demoralization which would result in surrender. It was supposed to take two to three days.

        So instead of taking on board that he’s lost, he’s doubling down. He’s going to use worse and worse and worse tactics in hopes of snatching total demoralization from the jaws of his defeat. It doesn’t bear thinking about. But unless someone does the public service of removing him, we’ll find out anyway.

  13. NW Luna says:

    Does that art.brat.comics include men in their Women’s Day graphic? Sigh.

    Re: “gender affirming” care. Idaho’s going about it in the wrong way, as are the other conservative states. They’re right about one thing: There are no ‘trans’ kids. What kid didn’t dislike their body during puberty? Especially girls, who have had a 4,000% increase in gender dysphoria in the last decade.

    80%-90% of children outgrow gender dysphoria by the end of puberty, and most of them are lesbian or gay. Used to be that if a girl liked maths and the color blue, it was OK. Now it’s taken as a sign she’s ‘trans.’ Same with boys who like ballet and pink. Used to be the stereotypes were torn down. Now the stereotypes are confabulated with ‘gender.’ Gender = stereotypes. Sex is determined at conception. No one ‘assigns’ sex at birth — it’s observed.

    “Puberty blockers” prevent natural maturation, and cause irreversible damage, including sterility. Lupron — brand name for one of the “puberty blockers” — is the drug forcibly given to Alan Turing to surgically castrate him. They also increase risk for osteoporosis and heart disease.

    These kids aren’t old enough to vote, join the military, or buy alcohol — yet they are supposedly old enough to consent to plastic surgery and cross-sex hormones which will sterilize them? Does. Not. Make. Sense.

    Sweden, Finland — those bastions of progressive thinking — have stopped “prescribing puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to gender-dysphoric patients under the age of 18″ due to lack of evidence these are helpful, and due to evidence these are harmful.

    Let children be children. Let them wear whatever colors they want, like whatever toys they want, and indulge in whatever interests they have without limiting them to stereotypes.

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    • quixote says:

      Exactly. Lost in all the Republican shit of inserting Republican legislators into every room in your house, is that they’re just scoring points in a stupid culture war they ginned up. Some kids really do need help with gender dysphoria, for some it’s a phase (you know how it is. Kids since forever.), for some it’s something else entirely.

      The kids need useful and understanding adults for their specific situation. Not Republican (or even Dem!) legislators playing Sexist Straitjacket.

  14. dakinikat says:

    0:07 / 1:15

    Volodymyr Zelenskyy Dancing to Beyonce’s All the Single Ladies | In women’s heels | WW3

    Now there’s a man who is secure with who he is

  15. dakinikat says:

    https://www.ft.com/content/2852b800-4a03-4cf6-a47f-65c306a22657

    Why your gas costs so damned much! They’re not drilling they’re doing stock buybacks and record dividends which means also bonuses to management. Because of the tax structure, actually doing your business is disincented while playing around on Wall Street gets a lot of incentives.
    “Big Oil on course for near-record $38bn in share buybacks
    Seven majors set for supercharged stock purchasing on top of estimated $50bn of dividends”
    Since the 1980s and definitely this decade, they’re better doing tricks like this than actually doing positive net present value (i.e. profitable) projects in the core business. Most extraction companies have active hedge fund activities that go well beyond hedging risk on price changes.