Wednesday Reads: Softy

Watching the confirmation hearings, I want to run down the street screaming!

Now, cartoons from Cagle website:

Seriously though…

I don’t know what’s going happen if these assholes get control of House or Senate in November.

This thread:

We should be hitting a million US Covid deaths soon:

Banjoville area making news again, this from Lumpkin county…

But in weather news:

Ending with this, only to say..not all dogs:

This is an open thread.

34 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Softy”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:


    Some updates:

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    A few other things:

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  4. The cartoons are especially good today. I always look forward to seeing them.

    • Minkoff Minx says:

      Yes, some of the cartoonist are on the top of there game. There are so many right wing cartoons that truly aren’t commentary, they become outright racist and I know free speech…but at what point does it cross the line into something more sinister.

  5. bostonboomer says:

    Lindsay Graham is too emotional to be a Senator. He should go home and get some therapy.

    • dakinikat says:

      No kidding. That was embarrassing! He kept interrupting and Durbin kept telling him to stop.

      • bostonboomer says:

        Durbin let him get away with it and let him go way past his time. He should
        have shut him down. Leahy was so shocked that he had to leave the room.

    • djmm says:

      Imagine what they would say about him if he were a woman. They’d be blaming menopause!

  6. dakinikat says:


    • quixote says:

      Wait. What? Too many stacked up reversals for me. The Cliff Notes summary might be?: Repubs draw (even more) gerrymandered map, thrown out in court, Supremes reinstate super-gerrymander under cover of dark docket.

      I’m assuming Sotomayorand Kagan wouldn’t be dissenting if it was a reasonable ruling?

      • NW Luna says:

        Thx for the Cliff Notes. I had to read the original a few times to figure it out. I thought the Rs on SCOTUS were all in favor of states’ rights. But only when it suits them.

    • Minkoff Minx says:

      That Is disgusting.

    • I hadn’t seen this. Sheesh.

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  8. dakinikat says:

    I was, fortunately, a mile east of that tornado and it was moving quickly to the NE when it crossed the Mississippi River. This is likely the second EF3 in the history of the area. The first was in New Orleans East in 2017. We normally do not get the kinds of tornados that stay around for long periods of time. This one really did. I live in a place where Climate Change impacts us all the time. I can only wonder what this year’s hurricane season will bring.

    • quixote says:

      Thank heavens you weren’t in the bullseye! Must have been terrifying. Sounds like you may have been close enough to hear it!

  9. bostonboomer says:

    Madeline Allbright has died at 84.

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      • bostonboomer says:

        I could watch that 100 times.

      • NW Luna says:

        I dislike Cruz, but he asked a fair question. If “self-identification” for sex is valid, then self-ID is for race is valid. Even more so, because there’s far less difference between Hispanics and Asians than there are between women and men.

        Damn pity that Jackson’s bought into the sex-characteristic version of “Rachel Dolezal is valid.” Jackson’s otherwise excellent.

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  16. NW Luna says:

    No shit.

    U.S. finds Russian forces have committed war crimes

    • djmm says:

      Glad they finally decided that, although it was obvious. Now, what are we going to do about it? It cannot be just talk; we must act.

  17. NW Luna says:

    Good to see the change. The US hasn’t accepted many Ukrainian refugees yet.

    The White House announced plans for the United States to take in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees and others fleeing Russia’s invasion, as President Biden holds emergency talks with NATO leaders in Brussels.