Wednesday Reads: The Great Wall of Africa

 

 

NO, it is not The onion…

 

Donald Trump urged Spain to ‘build the wall’ – across the Sahara | US news | The Guardian

Donald Trump suggested the Spanish government tackled the Mediterranean migration crisis by emulating one of his most famous policies and building a wall across the Sahara desert, the country’s foreign minister has revealed.

According to Josep Borrell, the US president brushed off the scepticism of Spanish diplomats – who pointed out that the Sahara stretched for 3,000 miles – saying: “The Sahara border can’t be bigger than our border with Mexico.”

Trump wooed voters in the 2016 election with his promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” across the US/Mexico border, which is roughly 2,000 miles long.

A similar plan in the Sahara, however, would be complicated by the fact that Spain holds only two small enclaves in north Africa – Ceuta and Melilla – and such a wall would have to be built on foreign territory.

Borrell’s comments were made at a lunch event in Madrid this week and widely reported in the Spanish media. “We can confirm that’s what the minister said, but we won’t be making any further comment on the minister’s remarks,” said a spokesman for the foreign ministry.

But let’s get down to more serious matters, like this news from last evening…another notch to add to tRump’s wall of shame.

Moving on to Dr. Ford:

 

I know this post is late, so here are the funnies:

Kavanaugh confirmation: 09/19/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Kavanaugh confirmation

Actually, I could finish it with that single cartoon. Powerful stuff there.

SHE SAID HE SAID: 09/19/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SHE SAID HE SAID

Kavanaugh Defense: 09/18/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Kavanaugh Defense

Kavanaugh accuser: 09/17/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Kavanaugh accuser

MEPATHY: 09/16/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - MEPATHY

The fake out : 09/15/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - The fake out

Cyclone of denial: 09/14/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Cyclone of denial

09/19/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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09/19/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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09/18/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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09/15/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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09/19/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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09/18/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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09/13/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 09/19/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

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09/19/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Trade Fortune: 09/19/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Trade Fortune

Supreme Groping: 09/18/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Supreme Groping

Kavanaugh’s oath: 09/19/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Kavanaugh's oath

Duterte Silences His Critics: 09/19/2018 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - Duterte Silences His Critics

Put that Duterte cartoon into a tRump context….

09/18 Mike Luckovich: You left the seat up.

And on that note…this is an open thread.

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Sunday Reads: How long must we wait?

 

After reading Boston Boomer’s post yesterday about all this…shit, it makes me even more disturbed.

I am not able to work my thoughts into words lately.  Maybe it is the fact that nothing or no one will hold this nightmare accountable…and that we are this close to having a cancerous monstrosity of this administration appointed for a lifetime membership to the Supreme Court. Together with Gorsuch…Kavanaugh and the rest of the conservative members will change our lives as Americans. The impact will be fatal. In an all to literal sense. It will solidify tRump…he will get away with everything. (And this is not pushing it too far, would tRump even take it to announcing himself…president for life?) Would Kavanaugh just nod and say, sure…it is within his executive rights?

I’m tired of being Chicken Little, or a Cassandra…but nothing gives me hope.

Here’s a few links you may have missed:

This article was recommended by Sarah Kendzior:

Some more issues with Women’s Tennis:

At U.S. Open, power of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka is overshadowed by an umpire’s power play – The Washington Post

Chair umpire Carlos Ramos managed to rob not one but two players in the women’s U.S. Open final. Nobody has ever seen anything like it: An umpire so wrecked a big occasion that both players, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams alike, wound up distraught with tears streaming down their faces during the trophy presentation and an incensed crowd screamed boos at the court. Ramos took what began as a minor infraction and turned it into one of the nastiest and most emotional controversies in the history of tennis, all because he couldn’t take a woman speaking sharply to him.

Williams abused her racket, but Ramos did something far uglier: He abused his authority. Champions get heated — it’s their nature to burn. All good umpires in every sport understand that the heart of their job is to help temper the moment, to turn the dial down, not up, and to be quiet stewards of the event rather than to let their own temper play a role in determining the outcome. Instead, Ramos made himself the chief player in the women’s final. He marred Osaka’s first Grand Slam title and one of Williams’s last bids for all-time greatness. Over what? A tone of voice. Male players have sworn and cursed at the top of their lungs, hurled and blasted their equipment into shards, and never been penalized as Williams was in the second set of the U.S. Open final.

 

We can only hope something good can come out of November:

And what about that plaid shirt guy?

And by the way:

Meanwhile…

 

Latest update on Florence:

17 years, is a long ass time!

Check out this tweet from Pasco Sheriff’s office…

And what the fuck is with the brown sock monkey?

In relation to that….

 

I want to end with this news out of Dallas…

 

This is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: Mirror, Mirror….

What’s new pussy grabber?

 

 

Now the cartoons:

08/29 Mike Luckovich: Mirror, mirror…

When John McCain drew a cartoon for Mike Luckovich:

 

 

 

08/29/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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08/23/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/28/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/26/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 08/29/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 08/28/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Mirror News and Political Cartoons

Mirror cartoons, Mirror cartoon, funny, Mirror picture, Mirror pictures, Mirror image, Mirror images, Mirror illustration, Mirror illustrations

 

 

08/28/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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08/29/2018 Cartoon by Phil Hands

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John McCain Drops the Mic on Trump: 08/29/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

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08/28/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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Servicemen: 08/29/2018 Cartoon by Sage Stossel

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08/29/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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A History of American Immigration and Xenophobia: 08/29/2018 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - A History of American Immigration and Xenophobia

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Sen. John McCain: 08/28/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Sen. John McCain

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Jeff Sessions grows: 08/26/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Jeff Sessions grows

Isakson Profile in Courage: 08/28/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Isakson Profile in Courage

Uh…but in the same breath, Isakson was against renaming the Senate office building…from the segregationist Georgian Richard Russell to John McCain.

Renaming Senate office building after McCain sparks GOP backlash | TheHill

 

08/28/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

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Connections: 08/22/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Connections

Kneeling: 08/28/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Kneeling

Preying on the innocent: 08/27/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Preying on the innocent

Clean Power Plan repeal: 08/23/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Clean Power Plan repeal

08/28/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

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08/24/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

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McCain: 08/28/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Sewer Rats: 08/24/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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08/28/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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08/23/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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08/28/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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This is an open thread.

 


Sunday Reads: Heartwarming Images and RIP John McCain

That there…I mean what a fucking bully…what an asshole!

(See, I say that with expression…like it deserves an exclamation point.)

Uh….let me show you what I mean:

Now, see that exclamation point? “Our hearts and prayers are with you!” That is pure tRump….

Even though prior to the death of John McCain, WaPo came out with this article:

So let’s take a look at some reactions to the death of John McCain:

And don’t forget, McCain did not want tRump at his funeral… Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain’s eventual funeral: report | TheHill

Meanwhile, the same old shit continues to carry on:

How Christlike, this candidate is…truly she is imbued with the power of Geezus.

tRump doesn’t know what the US flag looks like either.

Let’s go back to that first image above…perhaps the little girl was questioning tRump’s loyalty and smarts…because at the time he was coloring an American Flag…Russian:

Or is that Finland?

On the latest tRump bastard news:

Just a few more observations:

If only…that would mean Pence is gone too.

I hate this fucking state.

A couple of tweets about women’s issues:

Well, that one above has racist connotations if you ask me! <—— Yes, that is an exclamation point.

Ending with some beauty:

Have a good Sunday, this is an open thread.


Sunday Reads: tRump’s Reign of Terror

 

Do you all remember this Time cover?

Trump: The Story Behind TIME’s Donald Trump ‘King Me’ Cover | Time

There is the link to the video and article back when this cover came out in June of 2018.

It seems that perhaps this cover was more of a foreshadowing of what was to come? I mean, every day tRump does something more horrible than the previous day….however, his latest blatant moves, pulling the security clearance of John Brennen…firing of Peter Strzok…the threats to remove other security clearances…prejudice potential jury pools…etc. I know that we say it over and over, but this is truly the behavior of a twisted despot.  And if I had drawn that picture above, not only would I have tRump wearing a crown, I would have him twisted and deformed…much like the painting of Dorian Gray. Showing the world all the true impressions of his disgusting nature. Syphilitic, greed and hate…just to name a few.

Even that image above is not horrendous enough…it needs the asshole mouth with vile putrid filth spewing out.

Check out these Twitter threads, see what you take away from them:

I would never have thought…I’d be posting a link to a John Dean twitter tweet!

Like this is surprising? None of these assholes will hold tRump accountable for his treasonous actions, you think that they are going to do an interview about confronting his racist invective?

The next two threads are long…

Stick with these threads….read them in full.

 

Here’s some other tweets to think about…

I don’t think it will matter at all….if “he said it.”

 

They had Bannon on MSNBC on Friday, what the fuck?

And then there is Maud….I mean Chuck Todd:

 

The Hoarse Whisperer was on fire this week, if you don’t follow…you need to:

Regarding the Manafort trial:

All the while, tRump is tweeting his shit about Manafort.

Now, I am thinking he is getting more death threats from the side that wants to see Manafort acquitted…but that is my own opinion.

Even God is getting in on the discussion:

About the tRump action on twitter this morning:

 

 

 

 

 

I am sticking to tweets this morning, in consideration of this shit:

Meanwhile, down in Georgia, we are fucked:

I will end it with a dumbass….

Enjoy your day…this is an open thread.

 


Sunday Reads: Blank Page?

 

Good Morning…

I spent over three hours last night looking for things to write about and link to for today’s thread. Actually, it was more than three hours, because my dad was watching his shitty island treasure shows…and that last one was a two hour long season finale. Ugh…

We are all exhausted over this never-ending shitty show going on in real life, the tRump pres… I can’t even type out the word.

So, here is the post, it is an open thread. Go out and do something today, find some happiness. Because we all know that later tonight some horrible news will be flashing before our eyes. Enjoy the day while it is young.

 


Wednesday Reads: Fvck!

 

Hey, sometimes one fuck just isn’t enough….

 

Yeah.

I wanted to share this with you:

The British Heat Wave and Aerial Archeology | The New Yorker

The U.K. is experiencing its driest summer in fifty-seven years. It’s not been great. A British summer is usually a doubtful, fleeting thing. Sunshine and heat arrive in bursts from June until September, as if you were walking down a green-shaded path with occasional breaks in the canopy. When the sun does come out—during Wimbledon, say, or for a spell in August—British people go reliably mad, take their tops off, and barbecue frantically for a few days, until the skies cloud over again. This year hasn’t been like that. The country warmed up in June and has baked steadily since, like an oven that has reached its cooking temperature. Between late June and early July, Britain endured sixteen consecutive days when the temperature hit eighty-two degrees. Last month, eastern England had four per cent of its usual rainfall. In London, a city not known for its air-conditioning, the parks turned brown, the road surfaces went mushy in the afternoon ferment, and the nights became unbearably still. Foul, sweet smells hung in the air. This unusual British summer has been accompanied by terrible wildfires in California and Greece, a balmy Arctic, and dozens of heat-related deaths in Japan. Even when it finally rained, late last week, it didn’t bring much relief. Last Friday, Britain was hit by an estimated hundred and thirty thousand lightning bolts—enough electricity to boil a billion cups of tea—as summer storms played havoc with the nation’s roads, railways, and airports. August is going to be even hotter.

But at least the archeologists are happy. “It’s a bit like kids in a candy shop,” Robert Bewley, an aerial archeologist at the University of Oxford, told me, a few days ago. The freak conditions have made this summer one of the best in living memory for what archeologists call “parch marks”—ghostly, pale outlines of vanished castles, settlements, and burial sites that materialize on the land when it dries out and grass and crops die off. In recent weeks, archeologists in light aircraft, hobbyists with drones, and even people walking through their local parks have discovered Iron Age farms in South Wales, a Roman road passing near Basingstoke, burial mounds in Ireland, and the outline of Second World War bomb shelters on the lawns of Cambridge. Seen from above, the parch marks have a magical quality, as if a giant had doodled them from memory, but they are also disconcertingly real. They are only there because something else was.

Parch marks—and their less dramatic form, crop marks—are fairly common clues for archeologists who are working in places with long, dense histories of human habitation. (Bewley also works in North Africa and the Middle East.) The buried remains of Roman foundations or medieval walls will cause “negative” crop marks in a field of grass or wheat, because the roots of the plants on top of the ruins have less soil to work with—a phenomenon that becomes more noticeable when water is in short supply. The opposite is also true: filled-in ditches and moats, with their deeper soil, can lead to taller, greener plants and “positive” crop marks. The first aerial image to really excite British archeologists was taken in 1906, when British Army officers photographed Stonehenge from a balloon and noticed a darker ring of grass around the stones—the trace of an ancient ditch. “You go to a site to photograph what you know is there, and then you see something next to it,” Bewley told me. “That happens virtually every time we go flying.”

 

It is very interesting….please check the rest of that article out.

Now.

This first cartoon is surely something we all will see one day…I am telling you:

Matter Of Time: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Matter Of Time

3D Jeff Sessions/Dr. Evil Trump: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - 3D Jeff Sessions/Dr. Evil Trump

Religious Liberty Task Force: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Religious Liberty Task Force

Buried: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Buried

Freedom of speech: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Freedom of speech

LeBron v trump: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - LeBron v trump

LGBT TASK FORCE: 08/03/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - LGBT TASK FORCE

Freedom Of Press: 08/02/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Freedom Of Press

08/07/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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08/06/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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08/03/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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PRESIDENT TRUMP paints hiself in a corner in Mueller probe: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by David G. Brown

Cartoon by David G. Brown - PRESIDENT TRUMP paints hiself in a corner in Mueller probe

08/02 Mike Luckovich: Trumproach

08/03 Mike Luckovich: Open door policy

08/05 Mike Luckovich: Flesh the press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had to end it with that one….this is an open thread.

BTW, I am heading down to Atlanta today…to pick up my skates and stuff. So I will not be around, I hope everyone has a good day.