Sunday Reads: New Year 2018

Hell yes, it is time for another fucking year to roll around. So let us start the party early with this kickass artwork by surreal artist Surazica.

There is something about that poodle’s attitude that grabbed my attention.

You can scroll through some close-ups here:

Dear friends, I wish everyone a happy new year! #happynewyear #newyear #marrychristmas #dog #collage #art #newyeardog #surrealism #surrealart #graphics #winter #lovedogs

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I don’t know what 2018 will bring, but I do feel we will have to be vigilant and aware…because it seems like a turning point is coming.

I think we all have a sense of it…

Now a few links to start you going:

Have a safe evening tonight…please take care of yourself and be aware of your surroundings.

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Monday Reads: Looking for at least 3 wise men, must be bearing indictments

Happy Christmas Sky Dancers!

Fifty more days until Mardi Gras!

We’re careening towards a New Year with a hope that 2018 brings indictments, a new congress, and impeachments!  I have some reads for you to let you remember why this year we RESIST!

From WAPO:  ‘The U.N. finds growing numbers of Americans are living in the most impoverished circumstances. How did we get here?’

But could extreme poverty also be a feature of what is (although perhaps not for long) one of the richecoasst and most powerful nations in the world? Quite possibly. To answer the question, the United Nations launched an investigation of extreme poverty in the United States.

Philip Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has just wrapped up a 15-day tour of the United States. His team visited Alabama, California, Puerto Rico, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The findings, released last Friday, documented homelessness, unsafe sanitation and sewage disposal practices, as well as police surveillance, criminalization and harassment of the poor. The rise in poverty, they found, disproportionately affects people of color and women, but also large swaths of white Americans. The report concluded that the pervasiveness of poverty and inequality “are shockingly at odds with [the United States’] immense wealth and its founding commitment to human rights.”

To be sure, poverty in the United States is not equivalent to poverty in less developed countries. This has never been a country free of inequality and poverty, but their rapid growth over the past two decades has undermined any professed commitment to equal opportunity or the belief that the nation’s prosperity rests on the well-being of ordinary Americans.

This phenomenon will undoubtedly be exacerbated by the topic of this thoughtful piece by Heater Cox Richardson in The Guardian: ‘Bit by bit, Trump is taking apart the New Deal’s glorious legacy’. 

Since January, there have been frightening signs that America is becoming an oligarchy overseen by a dictator. From the first, Donald Trump has followed an authoritarian playbook, beginning with his rejection of objective reality. Forced early on to defend the assertion that the crowd at Trump’s inauguration was the biggest ever witnessed, presidential spokesperson Kellyanne Conway explained that the administration used “alternative facts”. Since then, the president has repeatedly attacked fact-based media as “fake news”. Indeed, with his insistence on an alternative reality, Trump sometimes seems like an elderly Fox News-addled neighbour suddenly given power to make his bizarrely warped view of America real.

Since Democratic president Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the New Dealin the 1930s, radical conservatives have railed against the idea that the government should intervene in the economy. The New Deal responded to the Great Crash and the ensuing Depression by regulating business, providing a basic social safety net and promoting infrastructure in order to maintain a level playing field for all Americans. Opponents countered this principle by arguing that the government must not hem in America’s business leaders. In their view, government regulations and laws to benefit poorer members of society crippled leaders’ ability to prosper and, since their prosperity drove the economy by trickling down to everyone else, such laws destroyed progress.

Best and most appropriate holiday gift ever with the story via New York Daily News: ‘Gift-wrapped horse poop sends bomb squad to Steven Mnuchin’s Bel Air mansion’.

Los Angeles police got a whiff of horse manure intended for Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at his Bel-Air home Saturday night.

A neighbor discovered the Christmas-themed package on the driveway of the Trump cabinet member around 5:30 p.m. local time and called police, a Los Angeles Police Department official said.

The bomb squad opened the gift-wrapped surprise and found a “pretty good quantity” of horse manure inside, LAPD Sgt. Briggs said.

fc8c55e06c80091958425f8a2cd64948And what brave man did this you may ask?   Well,  from AL.com we get this answer: ‘Man who left manure at Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s house comes forward, speaks out’.

L.A. psychologist Robby Strong provided AL.com with convincing evidence that he is the man behind the now-infamous incident, which attracted the LAPD’s bomb squad and other law enforcement personnel to Mnuchin’s home in the city’s Bel Air neighborhood.

He defended his decision to drop the box of manure – which he says he got from a horse-owning friend – off at Mnuchin’s house as a “prank” aimed at raising the awareness of Americans about the idea that “Republicans have done nothing for the American worker” and other political topics.

“The thing I live by is a rule of transparency and I was exercising my First Amendment rights,” Strong told AL.com. “A few years ago when [a Supreme Court ruling] said that corporations are persons and money equals free speech, that is so absurd and my rule of thumb is now that if corporations are free speech, then so is horses***t.”

At 12:22 p.m. PST Saturday, Strong posted three pictures to Facebook, one of which depicts himself posing with a shovel next to a gift-wrapped box, and another of which shows the box full of what appears to be fecal matter.

Festive Resistance!   How very kewl!!  Roll backs on environmental protection continue.  Oil companies continue to look for ways to drill in pristine places like the Arctic National Refuge and the Gulf.   Louisiana has to fight all kinds of issues including a proposed battery component factory in a small town surrounded by water that connects to Lake Pontchartrain.

An Australian company hoping to bring a battery components factory to a port in southern Tangipahoa Parish is running into opposition from residents concerned the plant could harm the nearby swampy waterway used for fishing and recreation.

Syrah Resources is in the permitting phase for a facility that would process graphite from Mozambique into a component for lithium ion batteries, now in high demand for electric cars. The company is touting the plant as a way for Louisiana to position itself as a player in the growing electric car industry.

Similar plants exist in China, but this would be the first in the United States, said Paul Jahn, chief operations officer for battery anode materials at Syrah Tehnologies, the company’s battery subsidiary.

The factory would be located in an existing warehouse at Port Manchac, the port and industrial complex along North Pass, a narrow waterway connecting Lake Maurepa and Lake Pontchartrain.

The company hopes to start production in the spring of 2018.

At the plant, flake graphite would be milled into a spherical shape and purified with water and acids. The final product would be shipped to battery manufacturers in the U.S. and abroad, Jahn said.

At full capacity, the plant would produce about 10,000 metric tons of spherical graphite each year, he said.

Syrah has applied to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for air and water permits. The company proposes to release annually about 38 tons of particulate matter, .93 tons of hydrochloric acid, .52 tons of hydrogen fluoride and .004 tons of formaldehyde into the air, according to permit documents. The plant also proposes to pump 41,000 gallons of water used in the manufacturing process into North Pass on a daily basis.

Louisiana is already making plans to move it’s coastal communities as most of its coastline continues to erode and sink into the Gulf of Mexico.  This headline is from Bloomberg: Louisiana, Sinking Fast, Prepares to Empty Out Its Coastal Plain’.  There are so many things that need to be saved from this administration it’s becoming an endless list.

Louisiana is finalizing a plan to move thousands of people from areas threatened by the rising Gulf of Mexico, effectively declaring uninhabitable a coastal area larger than Delaware.

A draft of the plan, the most aggressive response to climate-linked flooding in the U.S., calls for prohibitions on building new homes in high-risk areas, buyouts of homeowners who live there now and hikes in taxes on those who won’t leave. Commercial development would still be allowed, but developers would need to put up bonds to pay for those buildings’ eventual demolition.

“Not everybody is going to live where they are now and continue their way of life,” said Mathew Sanders, the state official in charge of the program, which has the backing of Governor John Bel Edwards. “And that is an emotional, and terrible, reality to face.”

Dust off your pink or purple pussy hat!  More women’s marches are on the way for 2018 and we’re going to need them!  Here’s a jolly headline from Newsweek: ‘HOW TRUMP AND THE NAZIS STOLE CHRISTMAS TO PROMOTE WHITE NATIONALISM’.

President Donald Trump wants Americans to think he re-invented Christmas.“We can say merry Christmas again,” he has said on numerous occasions both during his campaign for president and his presidency. “Christmas is back, better and bigger than ever before,” he told supporters months before the Christmas season.

“You can say again, ‘Merry Christmas’ because Donald Trump is now the president,” said Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after Trump won the election.

But critics counter that Trump is promoting a version of the holidays that excludes members of other religions, and that his crusade to bring back Christmas is part of a larger attempt by the president to define America as a country for white Christians alone.

Wishing people “merry Christmas” instead of “happy holidays,” is thus in line with Trump’s decision to ban citizens of Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, critics say. It fits neatly with his refusal to condemn white supremacists when they march against diversity, and with his condemnation of athletes who protest police brutality against black men.

With this in mind, the fight to end the war on Christmas is exclusionary politics at its most flagrant.

“I see such invocations of Christmas as a kind of cypher, what some would call a dog whistle. It does not appear to be intolerant or extreme, but to attentive audiences it speaks volumes about identity and belonging—who and what are fully American,” Richard King, a professor at Washington State University who studies how white supremacists exploit culture, told Newsweek.

So, that’s it for me.  Let’s just get ready to take it all back in 2018!!  Have a great week! 

What’s on your reading and blogging list today?

Leave us a greeting!!!

 


Sunday Reads: Christmas Eve Pictures and tRumpian Gifts

 

Happy Christmas Eve…

It is like we have been sucked into a vortex of shit.

Transported into some time-warp to hell.

This year has passed in what seems, if we were watching a film, both in fast forward and slow motion. And it has been like watching one of those end of civilization movies…or even better still a WWII film about Hitler and his authoritarian ways.

Scholar Brian Klaas on how Trump is an aspiring despot who is steadily eroding our democracy – Salon.com

Let them eat cake! Donald Trump, his fellow Republicans and other plutocrats throw crumbs to the American people while telling them they best be full and not spoiled by such acts of generosity.

On Wednesday Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans celebrated the passage of their so-called “tax reform” bill. They are resplendent and gloating in the aftermath of a political victory — one that comes from hurting the American people and forcing through (quite literally) in the dead of night one of the most unpopular and destructive pieces of legislation in recent history.

The Republican “tax reform” bill is at its core an effort to overturn the social and political progress of the 20th century by enacting a Social Darwinist agenda whose ultimate goal is to give even more money to the very richest Americans and corporations by punishing “the useless eaters.” This is evil; there is no socially redeeming value to Donald Trump and the right-wing agenda to remake American society in the service of a dystopian Ayn Randian vision.

Masked by the lies and rhetoric of “making America great again” by empowering “job creators,” the Republican “tax reform” bill is one of the greatest moral hazards in American history. Trump and the Republicans in Congress who inflicted this legislation on the American people will personally profit from it. For example, it is estimated that Trump will see his own taxes reduced by tens of millions of dollars a year. Changes in the estate tax will also allow Trump to pass along at least one billion dollars more to his family and other beneficiaries. Other Republicans such as Bob Corker and many otherswill makes millions of dollars more a year from changes in the tax code related to real estate.

Chauncey DeVega goes on to detail how things have devolved into the state we are in…

In essence, Donald Trump and the Republican Party and their other right-wing allies have committed the equivalent of “Grand Theft U.S.A.” where they entered the bank, stole the money, placed explosives and triggered them, and are now forcing the working class, the poor and other Americans to pay for this act of legal looting.

This brazen act of financial abuse and violence against the American people was enabled by extreme political polarization in combination with Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s contempt for democracy. Donald Trump is a petit-authoritarian and aspiring despot. Using the government to personally enrich himself appears to be one of Trump’s most important goals. It is one shared by despots and other authoritarian leaders around the world. To the degree that his fascist tendencies serve their agenda, the Republican Party will continue to support him. The political calculus is simple. In all, today’s Republican Party values winning more than democracy or human decency.

Can the harm done to American democracy by Donald Trump and the Republican Party be healed? How does extreme political polarization advance Trump and the Republican Party’s extreme right-wing authoritarian agenda? Is it possible to convince Trump’s voters that he is a threat to the country’s democracy? How is Trump mimicking the behavior of despots from other countries and in other eras? Do most Americans really understand the dire threat to their country posed by Donald Trump and his right-wing enablers and other supporters?

In an effort to answer these questions, I spoke with Brian Klaas. He is a fellow in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics. Klaas is the author of several books including his most recent, “The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s Attack on Democracy.” (Read an excerpt published here at Salon.)

Klaas explains the connections between political polarization and America’s crisis of democracy under Donald Trump as:

Polarization is absolutely essential as a precursor to authoritarianism because you need to have political tribalism. Republicans are afraid of their base. They are not afraid of a Democrat beating them. This is partly because of demographic clustering, but it’s also largely due to gerrymandering. And gerrymandering intensifies all of the incentives to be extreme. Consequently, if a Republican does not march in lockstep with Trump, he or she may face a primary challenger. The alternative is winning an easy election against a Democrat. On top of that you have Fox News and a broader right-wing echo chamber that are de facto outlets for Trump, akin to some type of state-sponsored media in an authoritarian or dictatorial regime.

Go to the link to read the rest…and to listen to the interview.

Well, this is a depressing way to start…

 

 

See what I mean.

 

Looks like someone sent an early Christmas gift to Steve Mnuchin:

Bomb Squad Responds to Gift-Wrapped Horse Manure Addressed to Steve Mnuchin | Mediaite

A suspicious package addressed to Treasure Secretary Steve Mnuchinleft in the driveway of one of his Bel Air neighbors Saturday evening brought the Los Angeles Police Department’s bomb squad. It turned out to be a bunch of crap. Literally.

According to the LAPD, a neighbor discovered the package around 5:30 PM local time and called the police. When the bomb squad looked inside the gift-wrapped box, they found a “pretty good quantity” of
horse manure.

 

 

 

Hey, is that the same kid?

 

What is a Christmas post, without something Divine?

Yeah, it is that time of year…

Damn, this is not a happy thread at all.

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas to all you Sky Dancers!

Have a safe and wonderful day!


Wednesday Reads: “this other stuff”

This other stuff eh?

 

Do you think they are lumping it in with this other stuff?

I really hate these assholes.

 

Now before the cartoons, a few items of news to relate:

Dipshit Local Rep Woman IS NOT MOLESTING YOUR TEENS OKAY? | Wonkette

This story is best told from the Wonkette article itself….

 

image: https://img.wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Mary-Franson.jpg

She posted this picture on twitter on purpose.

 

While we’re all still shrieking at the walls about Paul Ryan’s shitty grinning tax bill O-face, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s claims that the Dems told the GOP to go ahead and miss them with all that tax bill writing the Republicans absolutely BEGGED them for help with, let’s take a quick moment to stand in awe of the kids in Minnesota who tried to talk to their state representative, Mary Franson (R – REALLY REALLY REALLY DUMB).

It all started when this lady, Rep. Mary Franson, became twitter famous last week, by getting her ass handed to her by the AAHS Dems, the Alexandria Area’s chapter of Minnesota High School Democrats. The group asked Rep. Franson to meet with them, because they are interested in politics, and she ostensibly works in the field. But instead of being like, yeah, awesome, let’s encourage kids who want to be politically active, Mary Franson got super shitty and refused to meet with the teenagers by responding to them on twitter with: “It’s not a Legislator’s duty to meet with a ‘proudly’ partisan democrat group. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.”

In your face, kids. You see that serious adult person emoji shrug? You see the way she used a small “d” and no “-ic” in her incorrect spelling of the modifying adjective democrat? To their credit, the high school kids stayed respectful, continued to sound like the only grown ups on the feed, and tried to gently remind their representative that she represents them. Rep. Mary Franson was not about to hear that and basically told them all to fuck off and stop bothering her. So these tweets spread out all over twitter pretty good, and a bunch of people who saw them were like, wow this lady seems pretty shitty, but Rep. Mary Franson was like HOLD ON I’M NOT DONE.

Oh that is only the beginning. Go to the link and read the whole account…you will not be disappointed.

The title of this next link made me think of the age old question, how many licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?

How Long Does It Take a Southern White Democrat Elected by Black Voters to Shift to the Right? Less Than a Week.  – Rewire

Over the past few days, many voters in Alabama who helped carry Doug Jones to a historic election victory have expressed frustration over recent comments from the senator-elect regarding both President Donald Trump’s alleged history of sexual harassment and the GOP tax bill. In an interview this week with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Jones said that he doesn’t agree with the Democrats who argue Trump should resign from office over the allegations regarding sexual assault and harassment because the allegations “were made before the election, and so people had an opportunity to judge before that election.” He also gave a less-than-clear answer on how he would have voted on the GOP tax bill, were he given the chance.

That Jones would pursue a faulty strategy of shifting to the right is not surprising. In fact, many of those who voted for him expected such a shift, although we didn’t necessarily expect to see it before the election was even certified. What we also did not expect, and what may be more troubling, is the feedback from supporters within the progressive community asking us to “be patient” with Jones. Such feedback is very reminiscent of the comments from white clergy members urging Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to wait—comments which gave birth to Dr. King’s famous “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” While my comments below are in no way comparable to that remarkable letter, they are my attempt to explain why we cannot wait.
In science news:
For the first time scientists have directly observed living bacteria in polar ice and snow

For the first time scientists have directly observed living bacteria in polar ice and snow – an environment once considered sterile. The new evidence has the potential to alter perceptions about which planets in the universe could sustain life and may mean that humans are having an even greater impact on levels of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere than accepted evidence from climate history studies of ice cores suggests.

Life where we didn’t think it could exist before…
Then I wonder…if this kid will have any issues, psychological issues that is…knowing that almost a quarter of a century past between the time they were conceived to the time they were born. And then there is this whole “mother” thing:
Woman Gives Birth To Baby From 24-Year-Old Frozen Embryo : HEALTH : Tech Times

Dr. Jeffrey Keenan, a medical director at the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville, delivered Emma Wren Gibson on Nov. 25. Emma weighed six pounds and measured twenty inches long.

She had been frozen or cryopreserved since Oct. 14, 1992, which is now considered to be the longest known frozen human embryo that resulted in a successful birth.

Surprisingly, the embryo was conceived just a year and a half after Tina’s own birth, which makes it just a year younger than the mother. The embryo was thawed on March 13 and was later implanted in Tina’s uterus after two days.

“It is deeply moving and highly rewarding to see that embryos frozen 24.5 years ago using the old, early cryopreservation techniques of slow freezing on day one of development at the pronuclear stage can result in 100 percent survival of the embryos with a 100 percent continued proper development to the day-3 embryo stage,” said Carol Sommerfelt, Lab Director at the National Embryo Donation Center.

Emphasis mine…see what I mean?

On a more serious note:

Coming to the aid of drowning migrants? Get ready to be treated like a criminal | Lorena Gazzotti | Opinion | The Guardian

Authorities on both sides of the Mediterranean want to silence the activists and NGOs who are inconvenient witnesses to the brutality of border policing

 

And at last…before the laughs:

Someone Dubbed Trump’s Horrible Speeches Over His Animatronic, And It’s Terrifying | HuffPost

As if Walt Disney World’s animatronic of President Donald Trump wasn’t scary enough.

On Tuesday, Twitter user @DustinGiebel dubbed audio of Trump’s more controversial speeches over footage of the Florida theme park’s newly unveiled talking robot.

Here’s animatronic Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women on the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape:

Go to the link to see  more dubbs…this one tho:

 

Now the cartoons…

 

 

12/20/2017 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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Donor Dessert: 12/20/2017 Cartoon by Paul Fell

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12/20/2017 Cartoon by MStreeter

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12/19/2017 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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12/20/2017 Cartoon by John R. Rose

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Elephant Anatomy: 12/19/2017 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

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12/19/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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12/19/2017 Cartoon by David Cohen

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Dark Side Tax Plan: 12/19/2017 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Net Neutrality: 12/17/2017 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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12/19/2017 Cartoon by John Cole

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12/20 Mike Luckovich: The dark side. | Mike Luckovich

12/19 Mike Luckovich: Need a jump. | Mike Luckovich

 

 

 

Flashback to 2013:

 

 

I’m gonna end with this tweet:

 

This is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: Get Rid of It

 

One thing about binge watching a TV show that is all about how to get away with murder, you begin to obsess about ways to rid yourself of a body. And when you also have a tree crew working at your house at 7am in the morning, after only getting a couple of hours sleep from your all day gluttony of murder and mayhem…watching a tree that is way larger than the size of a human…being shredded into little itty bitty pieces by one of those huge tree chippers…a Vermeer , well of course your mind takes it a step further.

I still cannot bring myself to keep up with the latest news, I don’t want to see the way tRump is working his way out of this…I am grateful that today is cartoon day.

The Establishment: 12/06/2017 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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Flynn Guilty Plea: 12/05/2017 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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Government Handout: 12/03/2017 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Government Handout

Senate Tax Bill: 12/02/2017 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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12/06/2017 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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12/04/2017 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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12/06/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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12/05/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Remember: Nate Beeler is a right leaning (cough) cartoonist.

12/03/2017 Cartoon by John Cole

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RNC Roy Moore Endorsement: 12/06/2017 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

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12/06/2017 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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12/05/2017 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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12/06/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Nick Anderson cartoon: 12/05/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Nick Anderson cartoon: 12/02/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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11/30/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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12/02/2017 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Soylent Greenbacks: 12/06/2017 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

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HIDDEN IN BILL: 12/01/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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12/06/2017 Cartoon by MStreeter

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This is an open thread…


Sunday Reads: Trying to disappear into the void…

 

After the Senate passed that monstrous #TaxScamBill , I needed to evaporate into myself…if that is even possible. From the moment I saw a tweet saying it was a done deal, I put away the phone. I have not turned on my laptop. I haven’t even watched the news channels. In fact, I was awake the last 24 hours watching old episodes of How to Get Away With Murder. (Seriously, if that is not evaporating into the void, I don’t know what else is.)

Today, it is 3:30…and I wake up to find out more shit has hit the fan. tRump has gone on a Twitter tirade, but even on MSNBC, the tone is strange. Like…it is never gonna happen. tRump is never going to go down. Honestly.  Will we ever learn?

 

I will just highlight a few tweets from today:

 

 

And then there is this:

Operative Offered Trump Campaign ‘Kremlin Connection’ Using N.R.A. Ties – The New York Times

I am going back to my Netflix feed.

This is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: Good Morning From Hell

Good Morning…From Hell

It may be repetitive, sure…but fucking hell!

Sticking with sarcastic Tweets that have a lovely truthful bite about them:

tRump is non stop today:

I guest that explains this:

There is a desperation in the orange asshole’s tweets this morning. Something big must be about to happen…

Now, a few Cartoons:

Herstory repeats itself 😔 . . . #funkyfeminist #girlpower #femmeaintfrail #futureisfemale #fearofafemaleplanet #female #femaleempowerment #feminine #empowered #knowledge #feminist #feminism #empowerment #women #womensrights #equalrights #equality #love #loveyourself #beauty #positivity

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