Wednesday Cartoons: TwatsPosted: February 15, 2023 Filed under: 2024 Elections, abortion rights, American Gun Fetish, Crimes against Children, Discrimination against women, Journalism, mass shooting, morning reads, open thread, Political and Editorial Cartoons, racism, Reproductive Rights 5 Comments
Quick cartoons via Cagle website:
This is an open thread.
Wednesday Reads: Rocky Mountain CryPosted: November 23, 2022 Filed under: Domestic terrorism, GLBT Rights, LGBTQ, mass shooting, morning reads, open thread, Political and Editorial Cartoons 16 Comments
Breaking: Another mass shooting…a Walmart store manager in Chesapeake Virginia has killed six people…
A gunman has killed up to 10 people in a Walmart supermarket in Chesapeake, in the US state of Virginia, police say.
A man believed to be the store manager opened fire then turned the gun on himself, and is now dead.
More information on this will be posted when I get it.
Let’s start with some updates on the Colorado Springs mass shooting at the LGBTQ+ Club Q:
The news on who stopped the killer from shooting and murdering more people is still “fluid” at this time, but it looks like the news reported by the NYTimes is inaccurate. It was not a drag queen, but possibly a trans woman.
As of the time of this writing, the author of the NYT post has not made any corrections:
Even though he is aware of the possible mistake in his reporting:
MSNBC reported the news about a drag queen being one of the people who stopped the killer, was also wrong…but they have not updated that information.
In other news, the suspect:
And now the cartoons from Cagle:
Have you heard about Ashley Parker, a WaPo reporter complaining that the WH press corps did not have access to the Biden wedding at the White House?
I’ve had Ashley Parker blocked on Twitter for ages now…so none of this comes as a surprise to me…
Have a good Thanksgiving, this is an open thread.
Wednesday Reads: Grouchy DaysPosted: July 13, 2022 Filed under: 2022 Elections, abortion rights, Black Lives Matter, Crimes against Children, Discrimination against women, Domestic terrorism, Donald Trump, education, hate crimes, January 6 Committee Public Hearings, mass shooting, morning reads, open thread, Political and Editorial Cartoons, Reproductive Justice, Republican politics, Republican presidential politics, The Big Lie, the GOP, Treason and Sedition Republican Style, white nationalists | Tags: The Punisher, Uvalde 16 Comments
Morning all, cartoons from Cagle:
There is a bit of a stink with Cagle website:
For more, take a look at the thread on twitter. I personally hate that guy’s cartoons. There are many Magats cartoonist on Cagle…some are so disgusting. And some are actually hateful in my opinion.
The video is at the links below…
About that Punisher skull
The infamous skull logo was spotted on more than one of the rioters taking part in the violent uprising at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. One particularly disturbing example involved a masked suspect who broke into the Senate building while holding a handful of zip ties and appearing to be in illegal possession of a handgun at his right hip (it is illegalto bring firearms into the Capitol). On the front of his flak jacket, the Punisher’s skull is clearly visible. It’s just the latest, but perhaps most disturbing, example of how Frank Castle and his iconic logo have been misappropriated.
Cultural fascination with the grim and stark symbol, inspired by the German military symbol Totenkopf, or “Death’s Head,” has been going on for years. The skull appeared in the Clint Eastwood 2014 film American Sniper, based on the true story of military sniper Chris Kyle. Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity has worn a pin with the logo in the past. Numerous officers in various police departments around the United States have also adopted the skull, which is mind-boggling when you step back and consider Frank Castle operates, unapologetically, outside the law. Yet last summer during the Black Lives Matter protests, a number of law enforcement officers were seen sporting the skull logo. That angered Punisher co-creator Gerry Conway so much that he launched a fundraising initiative for BLM that brought together artists of color to create T-shirt designs that incorporate the skull.
“The Punisher represents a failure of the Justice system,” Conway told SYFY WIRE in 2019. “He’s supposed to indict the collapse of social moral authority and the reality some people can’t depend on institutions like the police or the military to act in a just and capable way.”
He continued: “The vigilante anti-hero is fundamentally a critique of the justice system, an example of social failure, so when cops put Punisher skulls on their cars or members of the military wear Punisher skull patches, they’re basically siding with an enemy of the system. He is a criminal. Police should not be embracing a criminal as their symbol.”
Marvel officially changed the Punisher logo last year…as suggested by the tweet below.
And with that, this is an open thread.
Wednesday Reads: VictimsPosted: July 6, 2022 Filed under: Crimes against Children, Gun Control, Human Rights, mass shooting, misogyny, morning reads, open thread, Political and Editorial Cartoons 16 Comments
64-year-old Katherine Goldstein of Highland Park
35-year-old Irina McCarthy of Highland Park
37-year-old Kevin McCarthy of Highland Park
63-year-old Jacquelyn Sundheim of Highland Park
88-year-old Stephen Straus of Highland Park
78-year-old Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, Morelos, Mex.
The 7th victim has not been named as of the writing of this post.
I know this was mentioned in the comments yesterday, but it deserves to be brought up in a post.
Check out this extra long thread:
A few more tweets:
And that is it, this is an open thread.
Sunday Reads: #BansOffOurBodies #ReproductiveJustice #AbortionIsHealthcare #NiUnaMenos #VivasNosQueremos #SomosMujeresNoObjetosPosted: May 29, 2022 Filed under: abortion rights, American Gun Fetish, Black Lives Matter, COVID19, Crimes against Children, Domestic terrorism, Elon Musk, Gun Control, mass shooting, misogyny, morning reads, open thread, Political and Editorial Cartoons, Republican politics, Republicans NRA Blood Money, the GOP 19 Comments
So another Sunday…
This next video is disgusting…you’ve been warned.
This is an open thread.