Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons: Grizzlies and Hoes

Good luck y’all!

Yes, I’m sticking with it.


Image above from the Lady Parts Justice League Facebook page.

Before we get to the funnies, a few links to share.

On the title of this post, Grizzlies and Hoes:

Vladimir Putin Shades Trump ‘Dossier,’ Brags About Russian Hookers | TMZ.com

VLADIMIR PUTINWE HAVE THE WORLD’S BEST WHORES

Vladimir Putin scoffed at the now discredited dossier suggesting Donald Trump engaged in funny business in Russia … but it didn’t stop him from bragging about his country’s prostitutes.

Putin held a news conference in the Kremlin, throwing shade at the ex-British intelligence officer’s so-called report. Putin said Trump’s been surrounded by beauty pageant contestants for years, and … “I find it hard to believe that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world.”

Bottom line? If you’re into that sorta thing … come to Russia!

Who needs SNL when the actual Putin is putting out his own comedic skits?

And lets remember, “hoes” are Putin’s go to device, when he needs to grab ’em by the pussy…so to speak: Prostitutes, hidden hotel cameras familiar Putin tools | MSNBC

Rachel Maddow tells viewers about a past example of prostitutes and hidden hotel cameras being used in a case of political hardball in Russia in which Vladimir Putin had a hand.

 

Then you have the Grizzly Bears…coming after your children!

Watch Betsy DeVos Say She’d Allow Guns In Schools “To Protect From Potential Grizzlies” | Mother Jones

At Tuesday’s confirmation hearing, longtime gun control proponent Sen. Chris Murphy asked Michigan billionaire and Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary Betsy DeVos outright whether guns had any place around schools.

“That’s best left to locales and states to decide,” DeVos responded. When pressed further by Murphy, who represented the district covering Newtown where the nation’s deadliest school shooting took place more than four years ago, DeVos looped back to a question asked earlier by Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming about an elementary school in his state. “I would imagine that there’s probably a gun at the school to protect from potential grizzlies,” DeVos noted.

If you think this is fake news…the video is at the link, you can watch it with your own two eyes.

 

Only a few more links and thoughts:

U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline, Hits Historic Low | Guttmacher Institute

Improvements in Contraceptive Use Are Likely Contributing to the Decline, But Punitive Abortion Restrictions May Also Be a Factor

Contraception and Fewer Unintended Pregnancies Likely Drove 2011–2014 Abortion Decline | Guttmacher Institute

Contraception and Fewer Unintended Pregnancies Likely Drove 2011–2014 Abortion Decline But the Changing Political Landscape Imperils Access to Essential Reproductive Health Care

There Is No Greater Joy Than Watching Women Force… | ClickHole

There Is No Greater Joy Than Watching Women Forced To Experience The Miracle Of Birth

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Vice President-elect of the United States

Oh…fuck you Mike Pence.

 

And then there is this shit: GOP Rep Chris von Keyserling Arrested for Sexual Assault | The Mary Sue

After Donald Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood tape was leaked, one of the most prominent (and infuriating) responses was from all the people who brushed the whole thing off as just harmless words. These people refused to see Trump’s bragging of being able to do whatever he wanted to women because of his fame—that he could, as he so disgustingly put it, “grab ’em by the p—y”—as anything but talk, and those of us who dared to call the subject of that “talk” what it actually was (sexual assault) were criticized for not being able to take a joke, not letting boys be boys, and any number of other nonsensical excuses.

The problem many of us had with Trump’s words—you know, beside the fact that he was, yes, boasting about his penchant for violating women—was that when the now-President-elect brags about something like sexual assault, it is powerful, tacit permission for anyone and everyone else to do the same. And if you didn’t believe that was true before, well, here’s a disturbing new example of Trump culture, from another politician flaunting his presumed privilege.

Christopher von Keyserling, a “well-known” Republican representative in Greenwich, Connecticut was arrested last week, nearly a month after he basically recreated that boast of Trump’s, very literally.

Read about the grabfest at the link.

Now the cartoons.

 

This is an open thread…

 

 


Sunday Reads: No Thank You, Pussy Hats and Clitoral Holy Veils

Good Luck

That is my new greeting from now forward, because with the fascist tRump leading our country…that is the best salutation you can expect.

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So many House Reps and Senate members are not attending the inauguration…I think the best reason was given by John Lewis, John Lewis: ‘I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President’ – NBC News

In an exclusive interview for “Meet the Press,” Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he believes Donald Trump’s election is illegitimate because of Russian interference in last year’s election.

img_2752That link will take you to the interview video which you can see in full.

More on the controversy here: Did Donald Trump Just Come for John Lewis During MLK Weekend?

I don’t want to re-hash the shit tRump said. It is too disgusting.

Here is a full list of Dems refusing to show up to Russia’s puppet swearing in party: WHIP LIST: Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration | TheHill

A growing number of Democrats are saying they won’t watch President-elect Donald Trump take the oath of office next week.

The majority of Democrats plan to attend the inauguration and uphold the tradition of watching the peaceful transfer of power, regardless of party. But after an exceptionally divisive election, some are breaking with the norm.
As Jan. 20 draws near, 17 Democrats have announced they’ll boycott the inauguration.

Check out the names at the link.

img_2756And as that link above from The Root points out…all this comes on the weekend before we celebrate the National Holiday of MLK Day. (At least most of us will celebrate it.) YIKES: Biloxi, MS Sends Out Tweet Renaming Martin Luther King Day ‘Great Americans Day’ | Crooks and Liars

You know, this shit is beyond contempt.

I shouldn’t be surprised that a state that has the confederate flag actually IN it’s state flag is racist. I mean, they are literally showing us their “patriotic” American views, right? And yet I was still shocked by this tweet that was sent out by the City of Biloxi’s office twitter account this afternoon:

https://twitter.com/CityofBiloxi/status/820047337863151618

Yes, they renamed Martin Luther King Day “Great Americans Day.”

Twitter jumped all over this, and rightfully so.

The tweet has been deleted…but thankfully…the internet:

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As some in the comment section of the C&L post observed, Mississippi was the last state to ratify the 13th Amendment. (Back in 2013)

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The City of Biloxi responded of course: Gilich: Change name to match federal holiday

And get the name of the mayor…

Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, responding to a flurry of comments about a city tweet today referring to Monday as “Great Americans Day,” believes the Biloxi City Council on Tuesday should take steps to update the city’s Code of Ordinances to reflect the official federal name of the holiday, “Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” commonly known as “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.”

img_2757“In my opinion,” Gilich said, “that is the appropriate step to take, for the holiday to have the same name as the federal holiday.”

Added the mayor: “This city’s longstanding support of our annual MLK celebrations speaks volumes about our support for this holiday. In fact, we’ve always celebrated this day as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.”

The issue arose this afternoon when the city tweeted a one-line sentence that said non-emergency city offices would be closed on Monday  “in observance of Great Americans Day.” The name has since been traced back to a City Council on Dec. 23, 1985 to proclaim the third Monday of every January “to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as other great Americans who have made important contributions to the birth, growth and evolution of this country.”

Fucking hell…bullshit.

img_2761Speaking of shit…It’s the great port-a-potty cover-up for Donald Trump’s inauguration – The Boston Globe

It’s the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Workers preparing for the inauguration Jan. 20 have taped over the name of the company — ‘‘Don’s Johns’’ — that has long supplied portable restrooms for major outdoor events in the nation’s capital.

Virginia-based Don’s Johns calls itself the Washington area’s top provider of portable toilet rentals. But the name apparently strikes too close to home for inaugural organizers.

Workers have placed blue tape over the company name on dozens of portable restrooms installed near the Capitol for the inauguration.

What a basturd !

Donald Trump’s Press Conference Was Reportedly Packed With Paid Staffers Who Cheered for Him | Teen Vogue

img_2754PEOTUS Donald Trump 2016 No Entry Favicon: The Trump administration’s first blunder is an embarrassing web design oversight — Quartz

ACA Repeal Would Lavish Medicare Tax Cuts on 400 Highest-Income Households | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Had to give you those in a link dump. I just can’t take this shit anymore. ( I did read the Quartz article, now that was funny.)

I will end this post with some interesting articles, because I have to.

Leo Tolstoy and the Origins of Spiritual Memoir – Los Angeles Review of Books

TWO THINGS ARE TRUE about Leo Tolstoy in 1879. First, he had mostly given up on fiction, having published his two titanic novels, War and Peaceand Anna Karenina. The latter book exhausted him physically and morally: not long after its appearance, he termed his saga of adultery “an abomination.” He found novel writing to be a poor substitute for confronting religious issues and his existential lot. Second, because of his early literary acclaim and the immoral lifestyle it had spawned and enabled, he was miserable. He was so ashamed of himself that post-Karenina his ambivalent atheism collapsed and he sought a new relationship to the “truth.” He abdicated the throne of novelist and took up the mantle of religious critic — on the side of Christianity and against it.

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…he asserts, in defiance, that “Christian teaching plays no part in life; one never comes across it in one’s relations with others and one never has to deal with it in one’s own life.” He pegs believers as “stupid, cruel, and immoral people who think themselves very important.” He tags unbelievers as the finest people he knows: they have “[i]ntelligence, honesty, uprightness, goodness of heart, and morality.” He renounces religion in favor of “reading and thinking” — in essence, reason — and recalls that five years prior “my only real faith […] was a faith in self-perfection.”

More at the link of course.

 

Pink ‘Pussyhats’ Planned for Women’s March on Washington

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Molly Cleator, right, takes part in the “pussyhat” social media campaign to provide pink hats for protesters in the women’s march in Washington, D.C., the day after the presidential inauguration, in Los Angeles, California, January 13.

I want to make one of these hats…if I could just remember how to knit.

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The last two links are with a H/T to some Sky Dancers via Facebook:

Recently Uncovered – 1930s Map of US Medicinal Plants for Pharmacists | Homestead Guru

Modern medical science relies heavily on pharmaceuticals to treat patients. In fact, the use of medicinal plants has become taboo and is often labeled (incorrectly) as pseudo-science.

There was a time in American history when big-Pharma did not have such an influence on doctors, pharmacists, or medicine. During this time, pharmacists actually prepared medicinal plants for people in need to treatment.

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From natural plants to elements!

This awesome periodic table tells you how to actually use all those elements – ScienceAlert

 

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whether you’re looking at something common like calcium, iron, and carbon, or something more obscure like krypton and antimony, how well do you know their functions? Could you name just one practical application for vanadium or ruthenium?

Lucky for us, Keith Enevoldsen from elements.wlonk.com has come up with this awesome periodic table that gives you at least one example for every single element (except for those weird superheavy elements that don’t actually exist in nature).

There’s thulium for laser eye surgery, cerium for lighter flints, and krypton for flashlights. You’ve got strontium for fireworks, and xenon for high-intensity lamps inside lighthouses.

Oh and that very patriotic element, americium? We use that in smoke detectors.

First unveiled in 1945 during the Manhattan Project, americium is produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons in a nuclear reactor.

The resulting americium is radioactive, and while the tiny amounts of americium dioxide (AmO2) used in smoke detector produces alpha radiation to sniff out a fire, it will deliver approximately zero radiation to anyone living nearby.

I kinda want to tell you all about rubidium and how we use it in the world’s most accurate time-keeping devices, and how niobium can help make trains levitate,but you should just check out the periodic table for yourself.

Be sure to go to the link to see the interactive periodic table. It is very cool.

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And that is all for this Sunday, this is an open thread….


Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons: US Good…Putin Bad

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Good Morning

Even this baby knows how bad things are.


I read a link on Facebook, it said that Twitter was deleting tRump’s Twit account. I got all excited!

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Of course, it is bullshit.

But isn’t it lovely to think so….that something like Twitter deleting tRump’s account, could actually happen.

Here are a few cartoons for you today. (My mom finally sees the oncologist today, so hopefully there is some action in the way of surgery planned. Soon.)

INTEL BREIFING: 01/06/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - INTEL BREIFING

NOT WHAT HE SAYS: 01/10/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - NOT WHAT HE SAYS

01/10/2017 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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Repeal and Destroy: 01/10/2017 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Repeal and Destroy

01/10/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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01/06/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Sponsor: 01/10/2017 Cartoon by Tim CampbellCartoon by Tim Campbell - Sponsor

01/09/2017 Cartoon by Tom Stiglich

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01/11 Mike Luckovich: Stay! | Mike Luckovich

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01/10Mike Luckovich: Moscow on the Hudson. | Mike Luckovich

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01/08 Mike Luckovich: Unglued carpet. | Mike Luckovich

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I love the way Luckovich draws tRump’s little hands.

01/06 Mike Luckovich: All ears. | Mike Luckovich

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This is an open thread…


Sunday Open Thread: She’s right!


Don’t know why this made me laugh like hell last night….

Did you get to see the tweets from former Mexican president Vicente Fox?



Beautiful. I wish some of our politicians had the balls to call tRump out like that. 

I know that this is yet another Open Thread, but bear with me a little while longer. 


Wednesday Open Thread

Good morning. 
Hellos to all, I’m still with my mama…that means she is still in the hospital. The morphine is working but hopefully today we will finally get some answers as to the direction the oncologist wants to take. 

Being still in hospital limbo, my brain is not functioning. To be truthful about it, I don’t have a clue…what the fuck is going on out there in the world?


 

I’m afraid to face the reality that I’m losing my mother, and I am fucked if I will face the reality of a tRump presidency. Things could not be any shittier. 


 

Someone please post a few interesting links below in the comments to get the day going. I just don’t have the capacity to handle it at the moment. 


Have a good day, this is an open thread…obviously. 


New Year…Again 

Well, it’s out with the…”Yeah, that was shit.” …and in with the… “Yeah, this is fucked…shit.”

I want to share this text with you…it is from my uncle. 

These days, I am not certain of anything. 

Nothing makes sense. 

I hope he is right. It is all any of us can hope for really. Some sort of peace at the end of it all?  Where there is finally love and tenderness….and understanding. 

This is an open thread. 


Happy Sunday, Happy Christmas, Happy Hanukkah 

Merry Christmas….

And….

Happy Hanukkah!

Enjoy your day, this is an open thread.