Sunday Reads: History Lesson

This thread ⬇️ of cartoons by The Daily Don says it all!

Welcome to the goat rodeo…these next post is just flat out crazy:

Covid case numbers are frightening:

Rest In Peace:

That’s all for today. The kitten is begging to be loved on and I must comply.

One lesson to remember:

This is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: Coup… Excuse Me.

The front page of the New York Times for Wednesday…

The New York Times contacted the offices of the top election officials in every state on Monday and Tuesday to ask whether they suspected or had evidence of illegal voting. Officials in 45 states responded directly to The Times. For four of the remaining states, The Times spoke to other statewide officials or found public comments from secretaries of state; none reported any major voting issues.

Statewide officials in Texas did not respond to repeated inquiries. But a spokeswoman for the top elections official in Harris County, the largest county in Texas with a population greater than many states, said that there were only a few minor issues and that “we had a very seamless election.” On Tuesday, the Republican lieutenant governor in Texas, Dan Patrick, announced a $1 million fund to reward reports of voter fraud.

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Visit link in bio for full story.

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Yep

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I still have anxiety:

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Someone sent me this

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Omg

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Someone sent me this and it’s perfect

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Straight up? #NewYorkerCartoons 🖋 Seth Fleishman

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Happy Birthday Sesame Street…

Today is Veterans Day…

As we reflect on those who gave their lives fighting for our rights of democracy, let us think on the current occupant of the White House. tRump and his fellow Republicans, who are attempting to coup the very foundation of government these Veterans have for, are threatening the heart of a democratic government. The people’s voice, their vote.

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November 11 is Veteran's Day in the US and Remembrance Day in commonwealth countries, a memorial day observed since the end of World War I to remember all those who died in service to their country. . In Canada we always wore poppies on Remembrance Day because they are mentioned in the opening lines of the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields," referring to poppies growing among the graves of war victims in Belgium.  . This illustration of a poppy is from the 16th-century Great Hours of Anne of Brittany held at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Lat. 9474. It contains the Latin text of Psalm 101: 12-18, which, interestingly enough, is quite fitting for this day. . Dies mei sicut umbra declinaverunt, et ego sicut foenum arui. Tu autem, Domine, in aeternum permanes, et memoriale tuum in generationem et generationem. Tu exsurgens misereberis Sion, quia tempus miserendi ejus, quia venit tempus: quoniam placuerunt servis tuis lapides ejus, et terrae ejus miserebuntur. Et timebunt gentes nomen tuum, Domine, et omnes reges terrae gloriam tuam: quia aedificavit Dominus Sion, et videbitur in gloria sua. Respexit in orationem humilium. . My days have declined like a shadow, and I have withered like the grass in the field. But you, O Lord, remain forever, and your remembrance endures for generation and generation. You shall rise up and remember Sion, because it is the time for mercy, because the time comes. For its stones have pleased your servants , and they will have pity on the earth. And the people will fear your name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth your glory, because the Lord has built up Sion, and he shall be seen in His glory. He has considered the prayer of the humble. . #medieval #remembranceday #poppy #psalm #latinlanguage #lingualatina #vulgate #Bible

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He ate rats with rice and survived Japanese war camps, but on Saturday Bal Bahadur Basnet, the last surviving Gurkha prisoner of World War II succumbed to Covid-19 at the age of 99. Basnet was captured by the Japanese during the fall of Singapore, and survived four years in a prisoner of war camp in New Guinea. The British Gurkha defending Burma from Japanese invasion had to flee to Malaya, and were captured as Singapore fell. Those who refused to surrender were executed. The war camps were enduring. “On empty stomachs we were made to work carrying heavy loads, and had to bury the bodies of our friends,” Basnet told Nepalitimes in an interview in December last year. “The dead were the lucky ones, those who were alive worried that there would be no one to bury them after they died,” remembered Basnet. After the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the camps were liberated by Australian troops who took Basnet and others to Darwin from where they were brought to Bombay. Basnet took a train to Gorakhpur, and then to his village in Galkot of Baglung to reunite who had assumed his demise. Before he was infected with Covid-19, he was perfectly fit and never took any medication. He got up every morning at four, took a cold shower and a walk, and did not even need prescription glasses for reading and writing. Read more about Basnet and his lived experiences at the link in bio @nepalitimes #wwii #prisonersofwar #gurkha #nepal #nepalitimes #covid-19 #war #warcamps #hiroshima #nagasaki

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The latest on Covid:

And…let’s not end on a depressing thought:

Congratulations Chris, fanfuckingtastic!

What’s going on in your part of the world?


Sunday Reads: Ditto

I’ve got plenty of links for you today, the only thing is…I can’t remember if these links have been shared already. All the days and news horrors meld together, it has become so difficult to make sense of anything.

Be sure you watch this clip, so you can have a good laugh before the serious news links hit like bricks.

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I can't take it any more.

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In Poland:

Other weather updates:

Picture above from the Oslo episode of Veep…showing the map of chickenpox outbreaks that follow the exact path of Jonah’s Presidential campaign rallies…

Want to laugh…read the comments:

Sean Connery passed away yesterday:

That was a lot of tweets and links, but there is a whole bunch of shit going on…this is an open thread.


Sunday Reads: Voting Observations

“I secured my vote.” What a ridiculous thing to put on a voting sticker in Georgia…where secure and vote are two words that just don’t go well together.

And let me say, there is a new type of voter intimidation. The no mask wearing kind. Out of the say ten to fifteen people at my early voting site in Habersham County…only one was wearing a mask. ( And you can bet your ass I went to them.) I’m not trusting my vote to some tRumper who is obviously making a point by refusing to wear a mask during a pandemic! The message was loud and clear.

It is so fucking disgusting. #MaskUpAndVote

This next video made me cry:

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We are so excited to finally be able to share an incredible project that we’ve been keeping under wraps: official Joe Biden tote bags by the one and only Rick Fleming, available now in the Team Joe Store! As some of you may know, Rick is a longtime and vocal supporter of Vice President Biden and his presidential campaign. He was thrilled back in August to do a commissioned tote bag of Biden. We posted a picture of Rick and his tote, and through a series of serendipitous internet happenings it got the attention of the Biden campaign, who reached out to arrange a call between the VP and Rick. On Saturday October 10th Rick had the opportunity to talk to Vice President Biden via Zoom. While all of us were incredibly nervous, Rick was cool as a cucumber. Rick and the VP chatted about Rick's art, the VP's dogs, and the importance of wearing a mask. Rick got a chance to tell the VP how he has personally donated a portion of his art commissions to the campaign. Then, to top it all off, Vice President Biden asked Rick if his campaign could reproduce and sell Rick’s Biden tote bags through their official campaign web store. Needless to say, we are so incredibly proud of Rick and thrilled to share his work with a campaign that advocates for marginalized voices. Link in bio to purchase the official Biden tote! And don’t forget to VOTE!! . . . #rickflemingart #joebiden #biden2020 #bidenharris2020 #teamjoe

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Innit that wonderful.

The link to the Rick Fleming tote is here.

And you can find more about Sage Studio at:

https://www.sagestudioatx.com/

Here are a few things for this morning:

This next video also made me cry, but for a different reason.

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This sucks

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This just breaks my heart

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Oh so masks work??

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We’re fucked

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We all need a laugh.

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A cartoon by @RozChast. #NewYorkerCartoons

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A few other updates and news stories:

On that note, I’ll end it there.

This is an open thread.


Sunday Reads: Presto!

Watch me pull a rabbit out of a hat…

Presto:

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VOTE ✔️

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If anyone said half the shit tRump has said…they would not have been elected either.

In other news:

Read through this next one…

I want to vomit:

I’m not crazy about the Lincoln Project, probably because of who is behind it…but this is a real good ad:

What do you think?

Have a good Sunday…