Wednesday Reads: STFU

 

It never fails:

Like this shit:

 

Meanwhile…

One more tweet:

Let’s see if there are any funny cartoons to get us laughing:

02/13/2019 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Valentine from Sam: 02/13/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Valentine from Sam

Support our Teachers: 02/12/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Support our Teachers

virginia politics: 02/11/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - virginia politics

Virginia Blackface Epidemic: 02/07/2019 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Virginia Blackface Epidemic

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Packing the House: 02/13/2019 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Packing the House

Executive Time: 02/13/2019 Cartoon by Tim Campbell

Cartoon by Tim Campbell - Executive Time

Abortion Debate: 02/13/2019 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Abortion Debate

Whitaker: 02/09/2019 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Whitaker

02/13/2019 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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02/13/2019 Cartoon by MStreeter

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02/12/2019 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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02/13/2019 Cartoon by John Cole

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Many White Americans Fail to Assimilate: 02/13/2019 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Many White Americans Fail to Assimilate

 

 

I wanted to end with this book review…it looks interesting:

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold review – the untold lives of Jack the Ripper’s victims | Books | The Guardian

A landmark study calls time on the misogyny that fed the Jack the Ripper myth. Why has it taken 130 years for a book telling the stories of the women to appear?

Few women have had the moment of their deaths returned to more often, and with as much relish, as Mary Ann “Polly” Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly. In each case their throats were cut, and four of them had their entrails removed. Kelly, the only one of “the canonical five”, as Jack the Ripper’s known victims are called, to die in her bed, was completely mutilated. Forests have been felled in the interests of unmasking the murderer, but until now no one has bothered to discover the identity of his victims. The Five is thus an angry and important work of historical detection, calling time on the misogyny that has fed the Ripper myth.

Read the full review at the link…

It will be published later this month. The Five from Penguin Books.

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Sunday Reads: After Three

 

It’s another Sunday, and I seem to be behind again.

Here are a couple of articles of note:

 

 

I will end it with this…

‘Grandmother Hypothesis’ May Help Explain Why Women Live Past Menopause : Goats and Soda : NPR

Killer whales, Japanese aphids and Homo sapiens  they’re among the few organisms whose females live on long past the age of reproduction.

Since the name of the evolutionary game is survival and reproduction, the phenomenon begs explanation — why live longer than you can reproduce? In the 1960s, researchers came up with the “grandmother hypothesis” to explain the human side of things. The hypothesis is that the help of grandmothers enables mothers to have more children. So women who had the genetic makeup for longer living would ultimately have more grandchildren carrying their longevity genes. (Sorry, grandfathers, you’re not included in this picture.)

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Wednesday Reads: The F.U. seen round the world….

 

Some tweets from last night and this morning:

 

 

Yes, she fucking was!

I have to agree with this next statement…especially since Perdue is my Senator:

And one last tweet:

 

Now for the cartoons:

SOTU 2019: 02/06/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SOTU 2019

EXECUTIVE TIME: 02/05/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - EXECUTIVE TIME

02/06/2019 Cartoon by John Cole

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02/06/2019 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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02/03/2019 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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02/06/2019 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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02/05/2019 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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Wrong: 02/05/2019 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Wrong

Bad Genes: 02/04/2019 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Bad Genes

Ralph Northam: 02/05/2019 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Ralph Northam

Executive Time: 02/06/2019 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Executive Time

02/05/2019 Cartoon by MStreeter

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Governor Northam: 02/05/2019 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Governor Northam

Reduced visibility: 02/01/2019 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Reduced visibility

02/05/2019 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Procession: 02/05/2019 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Procession

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Sunday Reads: Did y’all hear what Mama said?

 

Yup.

Here are a few tweets I found to share:

The idiot strikes again:

And I tell you, the White House is also there with the shit statements:

 

This next link and twitter thread discusses student loan debt…

 

There is a horrendous human crisis going on in New York City:

This from Australia:

Haven’t we seen this before?

tRump Anxiety Disorder? It isn’t fucking new…We are beyond these kind of articles.

Yet, there is more crap on Facebook:

 

 

Oh, yeah…it is Super Bowl Sunday:

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Wednesday Evening Cartoons

It is after five in the evening and I am still in bed. Too cold to get out from under the covers… and it has been too horrible to look at anything news related:

The shit is constant…I can no longer watch Maddow. My aversion to everything that could potentially expose me to a disastrous tRump connected news item has become the only form of self-preservation defense I have left.

Even looking for cartoons has become extremely difficult…so let’s see if anything here makes us laugh.

Polar vortex: 01/30/2019 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Polar vortex

Climate Change: 01/30/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Climate Change

Tall order: 01/30/2019 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Tall order

New Orleans Saints VooDoo : 01/30/2019 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - New Orleans Saints VooDoo

 

Bruce Plante Cartoon: The hot vortex: 01/30/2019 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: The hot vortex

Bennett editorial cartoon: 01/30/2019 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Bennett editorial cartoon

Starbucks 2020: 01/30/2019 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Starbucks 2020

Billionaire Buttinsky: 01/30/2019 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Billionaire Buttinsky

 

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Attn Chicagoans! The fates have me in your fair city on May 6th and I’m trying to finagle a book signing thing while I’m in town. Does anyone out there in the virtual world know of any book shops I should explore/look into that would entertain an amateur cartoonist in their bibliophilic midst? Lemme know cuz I know nothing. ❤️ TDD

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Solid choice by the Dems to have @staceyabrams give the response to the Bigot Whisperer’s SOTU address. It will be refreshing to hear someone give a speech without sniffing through the whole thing or barking lies like a truth-allergic German shepherd. #magaisformorons #thedailydon

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Wednesday Reads: Shutdown Cartoons

It has been thirty-three days…

SHUTDOWN: day 33: 01/23/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SHUTDOWN: day 33

I’ve been blocking out the news. My mom and I are binge watching Game of Thrones…from the first episode through to the latest. What a relief it has been…however, we are so painfully aware of the shit the continued shutdown is bringing Americans.

SHUTDOWN…what to do?: 01/22/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SHUTDOWN...what to do?

Sharp Advice: 01/23/2019 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Sharp Advice

Jugend: 01/23/2019 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Jugend

 

MLK DAY 2019: 01/21/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - MLK DAY 2019

01/21/2019 Cartoon by John Cole

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Bennett editorial cartoon: 01/23/2019 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Bennett editorial cartoon

Great Again: 01/22/2019 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Great Again

01/23 Mike Luckovich: The Blind Side

01/18 Mike Luckovich: Pocket President

 

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 01/20/2019 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

01/17 Mike Luckovich: State of the ketchup, mustard and onion

01/20 Mike Luckovich: Danger

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Sunday Reads: Hypocrisies of Dead White Soldiers

 

The image above is from the town of Blue Ridge GA…as a White dead soldier is driven home…

Procession for fallen North Carolina Marine – Story | WAGA

USMC Sgt. Christopher J. Lockett died last week at a U.S. facility, but military officials have not yet offered more details.

Tuesday, his body was flown into Atlanta and driven in a solemn procession to Murphy. Hundreds lined Highway 515 in Fannin County, waving flags and showing their respect for the fallen hometown hero.

The people lining the streets are “tRump supporters,” in every sense of that description.

I do not want to diminish this man’s death, in any way, but I want to point out the hypocrisy…the difference in respect given this white soldier compared to other soldiers of color (killed in the line of duty)…as well as their gold star families.

Lest we forget:

The parents of Capt. Humayun Khan…

Donald Trump Criticizes Muslim Family of Slain U.S. Soldier, Drawing Ire – The New York Times

And the entire incident that occurred with the widow of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson…

Trump Call Controversy Renews Spotlight On Gold Star Families : NPR

The widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four U.S. soldiers killed in a military operation in Niger earlier this month, says President Trump’s condolence call only made her feel worse.

Donald Trump keeps attacking Gold Star families like Myeshia Johnson. Here’s what he could have done instead. – The Washington Post

 

I started to write this post for Wednesday…but decided to hold it for today. I don’t know why, but it would appear like fate:

 

The Stupidity of Evil: Teens Shouting ‘Build that Wall’ at Native American Vet

Some high school young men from a private Catholic school in Kentucky had been encouraged to attend an anti-abortion “March for Life” near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Friday. Nearby, Native Americans were rallying for their rights.

Vietnam Vet Nathan Phillips saw a mean crowd of white teens in Trump’s red “Make America Great Again” caps harassing four African American young men. He was beating his drum and chanting, and came forward, drawing the attention of the young thugs, realizing the danger, he said.

They then mocked and taunted him, doing a bad sing-along of his chant, and then one of the teens, an unbearably smug look on his face, planted himself in Phillips’s way and trapped him in the ugly crown of Mean Boys. They were chanting “Build the Wall.”

[…]

Nathan Phillips gave a chilling interview about the incident to CNN, in which he expressed fear about where the United States is going. Remember, Phillips risked his life for a country that had treated his people like crap, stealing their land, putting them on reservations, forbidding them to practice their religion, and occasionally massacring them.

[…]

Hannah Arendt spoke of the banality of evil, of the way in which boring routine bureaucracy had been deployed by the Nazis to commit unspeakable crimes against humanity.

What struck me from looking at those young men was that she could have perhaps even more usefully spoken of the stupidity of evil.

How stupid do you have to be to chant “build the wall” at a Native American whose people were here at least 13,000 years ago before the European undocumented migrants showed up in their lands?

How stupid do you have to be to chant “build the wall” at African-Americans whom white slavers kidnapped from their homes in Senegal and Nigeria and Angola and transported here against their will?

How stupid do you have to be as a Catholic not to know that anti-immigrant slogans like “Build the Wall” and “Make America Great Again” are the descendants of the racist slogans (such as “Keep America American”) that white Protestants of the 19th century ‘Know Nothing’ secret society chanted at Catholic immigrants from Ireland and Italy and Germany just before they burned down Catholic churches?

How stupid do you have to be to insist on a fetus’s right to life but to endanger the life of an elderly Vet by putting him into a bottleneck in the midst of an angry mob?

How stupid do you have to be to think that “Make America Great Again” could possibly mean anything when chanted by chickenhawk young men at a Vet who risked his life for this country?

How stupid do you have to be not to realize that the people Trump wants to keep out of the United States by building his idiotic, cruel and ineffective wall are for the most part Catholics?

Nathan Phillips said he is afraid for where the country of going because of the wave of hatefulness sweeping the country.

He is too polite to blame Trump for our collective national two minutes hate, but I’m not. This incident was Trump’s fault.

Mean boys in high school acting out evil may be a bit banal as well. But if Nathan Phillips is apparently afraid that hatred is contagious, I am afraid that stupidity might be an infectious disease.

The following are various tweets about this…another fucking disgusting episode in The tRump Chronicle of Shit.

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