Wednesday Reads: Dumbbells

Hello…and so we begin with the cartoons, via Cagle:

This is an open thread.

18 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Dumbbells”

  1. Enheduanna says:

    Great roundup! Really like the Pat Bagley “Patriarchy” toon.

    MTG continues to be dumb as a rock…such an embarrassment, oy.

  2. More on the Nebraska situation:

    • dakinikat says:

      Nebraska is such a vile state. I’m never ever going back there again. Haven’t been back since after Katrina. So glad both the girls got out of there.

      • quixote says:

        I passed through Nebraska once. I stopped at a wildlife reserve or natural area on the Platte River, don’t remember its name, known for sandhill cranes. The whole place was so quiet and glowing and gorgeous.

        What’s the phrase? Another world is possible. I don’t know how we get there.

    • bostonboomer says:

      With friends like that who needs enemies?

      • quixote says:

        Yes. I couldn’t believe it when I read that. It’s one thing for the mother. Bad enough. But to find out at 17 that people can be that bad is horrific.

  3. Lawyers Tristan Snell and Andrew Weissmann both noted that because the New York Attorney General is doing a civil case into Trump, the fact that he pleaded the Fifth is a bit of information that the court can use to assume there’s liability involved on his part. He said that it was something that Attorney General Letitia James actually was hoping for.

  4. dakinikat says:

    As they say on the I-Net … wait for it!

  5. dakinikat says:

      • dakinikat says:

        • dakinikat says:

          Mayor Baird Statement Regarding Summit Waves Incident

          (It’s a Public Pool)

          t is my understanding that a full investigation is underway by Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation regarding a scheduled private event at Summit Waves this past Saturday, August 6. Based upon my initial observations in connection with that investigation, I have urged Parks and Recreation to not only address certain processes that should have been undertaken, which could have alleviated obvious safety concerns, but I have also encouraged them to reevaluate their approach to communicating and interacting with patrons of our park system, including Summit Waves so that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

          Unfortunately, statements were made by a Parks and Recreation manager at Summit Waves that were inappropriate and insensitive. We must intentionally embrace a culture that is welcoming and inclusive, and we must continually denounce any urge or impulse to exclude. I want to expressly denounce comments posted by a Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation employee on social media. The comments were appalling and not condoned by Parks and Recreation, and are inconsistent with the culture I know the City of Lee’s Summit strives to reflect.

          I urge Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation to meaningfully address the concerns raised by the Evans family over the abrupt cancellation of their event and the insensitive manner in which it occurred. The events this past Saturday provide the City of Lee’s Summit and Parks and Recreation with an opportunity to become better when it comes to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusivity.

          Although this past weekend is a poor reflection of our longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, I am aware that many in our community have worked diligently to foster a culture where everyone respects the dignity and worth of all human beings. I urge Parks and Recreation to use this opportunity to engage with the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Commission to elevate its commitment to inclusion within our parks system. I have consulted with the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Commission and the commission is ready to serve in this role.

          Needs to fire a few asses

    • NW Luna says:

      What? So blatant.