Wednesday Cartoon Reads: Votes Again

Good morning…

And now cartoons via Cagle website.

It is storming like a Muthafukker here….internet going out, so this is an open thread.


24 Comments on “Wednesday Cartoon Reads: Votes Again”

  1. dakinikat says:

  2. I hope everyone is ok…there are some powerful storms out there.

  3. dakinikat says:

    Kevin McCarthy’s Hat Trick of Humiliation
    Special Edition

    Charlie Sykes

    “You’re supposed to throw the grenade after you pull the pin. They pulled the pin and passed the grenade around!” —James Carville

    https://morningshots.thebulwark.com/p/kevin-mccarthys-hat-trick-of-humiliation

    Historians should note that the party that lost control of the House brought popcorn to the ceremony. The party that “won” blew itself up. And then did it again. And again. And then left for a night of pizza, bitterness, and recriminations. Meanwhile, the MAGA crackup accelerated as crackpots fought with nihilists, wingnuts pointed fingers at extremists, and grifters started slap-fights with one another.

  4. NW Luna says:

  5. darthvelma says:

    Wow. The guy nominating Donalds in the 6th round, Scott Perry, is particularly incoherent…even for the freedumb caucus.

    • dakinikat says:

      He was like a rabid animal. It was like watching a trainwreck. He said some pretty insane stuff. Hope the DOJ throws the book at his insurrectionist ass.

  6. NW Luna says:

    DOJ — Yes, Post Office “may deliver abortion pills to people in states that have banned using the medication to terminate a pregnancy. …The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday made a regulatory change to ease access to medication abortion in states where it is legal, allowing retail pharmacies to dispense the pills. Previously, they were available only at clinics, directly from doctors or by mail.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/01/04/abortion-pills-mailed-legal/

  7. dakinikat says:

    Looks like fratboy hazings weren’t a good way to leadership in the House.

  8. dakinikat says:

    • darthvelma says:

      From the article:
      “According to court documents, the attacks on the substations were attempts to cover up a burglary at a local business, where Crahan drilled out a lock, and Greenwood stole from a cash register.”

      So not domestic terrorism or part of some grand plot.

      • NW Luna says:

        I saw a Seattle Times article on the topic, which said that related attacks were connected to right-wing nutcase attempts to screw everything up to help a Jan 6th-type movement. Of course there are copycat idiot saboteurs.

        • NW Luna says:

          Found the article — the part on motives was about earlier power station attacks.

          In recent years, several federal cases have highlighted the continued attraction of the grid to extremists.

          In 2019, Stephen Plato McRae, in a federal plea agreement, was sentenced to 8 years in prison after admitting to shooting at a Utah substation in September 2016. He also admitted to earlier attacks in Utah and Nevada. McRae “engaged in this conduct in an effort to target producers of fossil fuel to bring attention to global climate change,” according to a 2021 federal court decision denying a request for sentence reduction.

          An August 2021 federal indictment alleged five men — who communicated via a message board used by neo-Nazis — planned to destroy substations in the Pacific Northwest as part of a plan to create “general chaos,” and undertake assassinations in an effort to form a white ethno-state. Two of the men have entered guilty pleas, while three are still awaiting trial, according to federal court records.

          In February, three men from Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, as part of a plot to further white supremacist ideology by attacking regional power substations.