Wednesday Reads: Lies Lies Lies

 

About that ridiculous shit show from tRump yesterday:

 

‘Did the dog eat his homework too?’ CNN’s Erin Burnett slams Trump – Business Insider

In a scathing opening monologue on Tuesday, CNN anchor Erin Burnett slammed President Donald Trump’s explanation that he misspoke during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Damage control, the president claims he misspoke once in his disastrous summit with Putin,” Burnett said on CNN. “Did the dog eat his homework too?”

During his press conference with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Trump initially said he did not “see any reason why” Russia would be responsible for meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election. When asked if he would condemn Russia for its election interference, Trump refused to back the US intelligence community’s assessment, and instead, railed against the FBI and his political opponents.

“My people came to me … They said they think it’s Russia,” Trump said at the summit on Monday. “I have President Putin. He just said it’s not Russia.”

“I will say this,” Trump added. “I don’t see any reason why it would be.”

After a wave of critics from both parties criticized his remarks, Trump backtracked his comments and said in a tweet that he had “GREAT confidence” in the US intelligence community.

“How stupid does Trump think we Americans are?,” Burnett said in her monologue. “The president’s excuse for his embarrassing press conference where he sided with Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence chiefs does not add up.”

 

Trump’s handwritten notes spotted on Russia statement – YouTube

Trump Adds Notes in Margins of Written Statement on Russian Meddling: ‘THERE WAS NO COLUSION’ | Mediaite

President Donald Trump couldn’t help but add one of his favorite phrases to staff-prepared remarks today.

When trying to convince the world that he actually meant to say he saw no reason it “wouldn’t” be Russia who interfered in the 2016 elections rather than “would,” the notes written in the margins of his prepared remarks – in all caps and in big, black Sharpie – read “THERE WAS NO COLUSION.”

Now, given how many times the president has seen and spat the word “collusion,” you’d think he’d know how to spell it at this point. Even more than the flimsy-at-best explanation of his remarks, perhaps this ought to alarm us, as it indicates beyond a doubt that no matter how familiar Trump appears to be with something, he refuses to absorb correct information about it.

One more thing about the statement tRump made yesterday:

Gloria Borger: Trump looked like he was in a hostage tape – YouTube

She is not the only one to bring up that point, that tRump looked like a hostage reading off a prepared document…I thought the same thing when I saw the tape.

And just a couple more tweets:

Yeah, curlygramma is right…Maddow’s show was awesome last night.

So simple and very true, why not hold hearings on all those questions that we ask daily here on the blog?

Then there was this horror news breaking on The Last Word:

Read the alert at the bottom of the screen on the picture in this tweet:

Fucking hell…let me say that again…fucking hell!

 

 

 

Cartoons, if you please:

07/17/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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CONSISTENT PRES: 07/17/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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07/17/2018 Cartoon by Bob Gorrell

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Helsinki Summit: 07/17/2018 Cartoon by Mike Keefe

Cartoon by Mike Keefe - Helsinki Summit

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 07/17/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Helsinki Summit: 07/17/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Helsinki Summit

07/17/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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07/17/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

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07/17/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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07/13/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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07/14/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Check out the date on that one.

Trump meeting with Vladimir Putin ventriloquist: 07/17/2018 Cartoon by David G. Brown

Cartoon by David G. Brown - Trump meeting with Vladimir Putin ventriloquist

Summit Gift: 07/17/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Summit Gift

07/16/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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HELSINKI “SUMMIT”: 07/16/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - HELSINKI "SUMMIT"

07/15 Mike Luckovich: Cozy time.

 

07/17 Mike Luckovich: Advanced puppetry

 

07/18 Mike Luckovich: What I really meant.

 

 

 

 

Bashing our Allies: 07/16/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Bashing our Allies

 

 

 

Those lies are gonna get ya!

This is an open thread.

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Wednesday Reads: Quality Portraits

Facebook is in the news again. When I logged on to Facebook to get some cartoons, I had over 30 alerts…it has been a while since I’ve been on any social media. Avoidance. That is my motto these days.

Well, Johnson wasn’t one of the two senators who voted against the support of NATO, so there is that…

Senate votes to support NATO ahead of Trump summit | TheHill

Lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favor of a motion supporting NATO, as President Trump continues to criticize the alliance ahead of his summit in Europe.

The nonbinding motion, which came as the Senate voted to reconcile its version of the annual defense policy bill with that of the House, expresses the Senate’s support for NATO and calls on negotiators to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to it.

The 97-2 vote in the Senate comes as Trump heads to Brussels. He will also travel to the United Kingdom and meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki during his trip.

GOP Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah) voted against the measure.

Thanks to Dak for sending me the twitter link to those images…

Dick Durbin has been busy:

And Durbin tweeted this too, back on the 7th:

Dick Durbin Warns That Trump’s DOJ Nominee Is Linked To Putin

Smoke and mirrors is the way that the Trump administration operates. Deflect attention from something critical by focusing the news cycle on something altogether different. This coming week will be focused on the SCOTUS nomination, which means the appointment of former Sessions staffer Brian Benczkowski to head the Department of Justice Criminal Division could fall through the cracks unnoticed — and that could be disastrous. Benczkowski “previously represented Alfa Bank, one of Russia’s largest financial institutions, whose owners have ties to President Vladimir V. Putin.”

For more information click on the link above…

Feinstein is also calling attention to this matter:

It looks like Benczkowski is going to be comfirmed anyway:

Fucking Manchin. I wonder what the Russians have on him…for his continued support of tRump? Must be a boy in his “golden showered” past….because if it was just a woman, in this climate today…where a president can payoff porn stars without any negative affects, an affair with a woman is just no big deal.

In other news:

Oh, one more thing:

I can’t take anymore, here are the cartoons.

07/10/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Child Abuse: 07/07/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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07/10/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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07/07/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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EPA Resignation: 07/06/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - EPA Resignation

California Firepublic: 07/09/2018 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

Cartoon by Steve Greenberg - California Firepublic

Rob Rogers: 07/10/2018 Cartoon by Eric J Garcia

Cartoon by Eric J Garcia - Rob Rogers

07/09/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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Aaaaand Trump announces his new pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. Here’s a glimpse of the headlines of the future. Trump has long said he would only appoint a judge who would overturn Roe v. Wade, ending a woman’s access to abortion. Get ready for a confirmation battle. • #brettkavanaugh #kavanaugh #supremecourt #scotus #scotusnominee #scotuspick #supremecourtjustice #theendtimes #roevwade #roevswade #herbodyherchoice #reproductiverights #womensrights #feminism #presidentialpardon #abortionrights #prochoice #standwithpp

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In a trade war with China, Trump thinks the enemy is…Canada? • #tradewar #tradewars #tariffs #trumptradewar #justintrudeau #trudeau #ohcanada #globaltrade #globaleconomy #cadetbonespurs #tariff #boxing #boxingmatch #dingding #freelanceartist #politicalcartoon #cartoon #editorialillustration

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Happy Fourth of July everyone. This burger is going to be cooked well-done. Just like you like it, Donald. Served with lots of collusion. May all your cookouts be merry. • #michaelcohen #cohen #mueller #robertmueller #muellertime #fourthofjuly #july4th #july4thbbq #4thofjuly #4thofjulybbq #grilling #cohenwillflip #pleabargain #collusion #trumprussia #russiagate #russianmeddling #trumpcolluded

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Gotta say I was really rooting for Russia to win the World Cup, if only see Trump’s congratulatory note to Putin. But sadly they were eliminated by Croatia in an exciting end to the game. • #worldcup #worldcup2018 #worldcupfever #teamrussia #teamcroatia #trumprussia #trumprussianpuppet #russiagate #russiancollusion #collusion #putinspuppet #putinsbitch #crybabyinchief #fifa18 #fifaworldcup #fifaworldcup2018 #fifa

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07/05 Mike Luckovich: No comparison.

07/06 Mike Luckovich:Toxic.

07/08 Mike Luckovich: Don and Vlad

07/11 Mike Luckovich: Rightward.

This is an open thread….


Wednesday Reads: July 4th, In Revolt Yet?

Just cartoons for you today, there have been enough personal fireworks for me…please share your thoughts and any items that you come across along the way.

07/04 Mike Luckovich: Hard to celebrate.

 

 

 

JUST END LAW: 07/03/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - JUST END LAW

Post Gazette killings: 07/02/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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07/03/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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07/03/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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07/03/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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07/02/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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07/03/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

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07/03/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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06/30/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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07/03/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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06/29/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Fireworks: 07/03/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Fireworks

Supreme Court: 06/29/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Supreme Court

Liberty: 06/28/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Liberty

Ready To Sing: 07/03/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Ready To Sing

European culture: 07/03/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

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07/02/2018 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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Un-American Invasion: 06/27/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Un-American Invasion

Punk d: 07/02/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Punkd

Thoughts and prayers: 06/30/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Thoughts and prayers

07/02/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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07/03 Mike Luckovich: Toeing the line.

07/01 Mike Luckovich: Frightened babies.

06/29 Mike Luckovich: What to expect.

 

 

 

 

This next cartoon is from 2016…

This is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: Begging, no more.

I can’t do this anymore. I live in a house where everyone has no problem with the crimes against humanity that tRump and his administration is committing at the border. (My mom is so sick now, she doesn’t have the strength to fight cancer and the assholes in this family.) I am losing my wits. I have reach the point where I am questioning my sanity. Is it gaslighting? I can’t even watch Maddow anymore, because I get verbal abuse from my father…who insist I agree with him. I want to fucking run away but I can’t.

I think this is the final example:

I hate all of these assholes with more than anything I’ve ever felt before.

Oh…and get this:

It only gets worse:

06/19/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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06/19/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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IRON FIST IMMIGRATION: 06/19/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - IRON FIST IMMIGRATION

Make your voice be heard: 06/18/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Make your voice be heard

Nick Anderson cartoon: 06/19/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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06/19/2018 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

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06/16/2018 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

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06/19/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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Separated: 06/19/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Separated

Good Boy: 06/19/2018 Cartoon by Tom Curry

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06/19/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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06/20 Mike Luckovich. Flagged.

06/19 Mike Luckovich. Torn apart.

06/15 Mike Luckovich. The Choice.

06/17 Mike Luckovich. All new villains!

This is an older Luckovich…

This is an open thread.


Sunday Reads: Twenty Years

 

Good Morning?

It is never a good morning with that asshole in office. That headline above could seriously be used for tRump…with all the crimes he has committed. That he is getting away with… it is infuriating. These last two days I had to stay away from the news. I could not subject myself to the horrors anymore.

Last night while I was looking up a few things to post for today, I was listening to my album of Omara Portuondo…this song was so emotional for me, it is talking about a breakup, but there is a line that seems so poignant with today’s standard. The tRump standard.

How mournfully we watch
A love that ebbs away
Heartlessly a part of the soul
Is torn away

That part about “Heartlessly a part of the soul…Is torn away”… That is what tRump and Sessions and the rest of these assholes are doing. And let us not forget, on this Father’s day, that so many of these “men” are “fathers” themselves.

 

Heartless and cruel. Calculated and precise. I don’t give a fuck about Godwin’s Law…these people, tRump, his top brass…”generals” or head accomplices and or advisors, administration and his devoted cult like followers, they are all Nazis.; in the purest sense of the word.

 

 

 

Spanish:

¿Qué te importa que te ame,
Si tú no me quieres ya?
El amor que ya ha pasado
No se debe recordar

Fui la ilusión de tu vida
Un día lejano ya,
Hoy represento al pasado,
No me puedo conformar.

Si las cosas que uno quiere
Se pudieran alcanzar,
Tú me quisieras lo mismo
Que veinte años atrás.

Con qué tristeza miramos
Un amor que se nos va
Es un pedazo del alma
Que se arranca sin piedad

English:

What does my love mean to you
If you no longer love me?
We should not dwell
On love that is past

I was your life’s desire
One day long ago
Now I’m history
I can’t face the change

If only we could make
Our dreams come true
If only you would love me
As you did twenty years ago

How mournfully we watch
A love that ebbs away
Heartlessly a part of the soul
Is torn away

Written by:

Felipe Valdes Leal

 

 

I only have a series of Tweets and Instagram links for you today. I cannot manage any comments. My head is to overwhelmed with disgust.

 

 

 

 

The bottom line:

 

And while all this shit is going on…it isn’t just little brown children tRump and the GOP despise:

A few other tweets to take a look at:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the crimes against humanity:

 

 

 

To commemorate World Refugee Day, we’ll be sharing stories of women displaced by conflict and war in the communities where Women for Women International works. Today we celebrate the courage and resilience of Rose, an internally-displaced woman who is rebuilding her life against all odds. Read her story on our blog. Link in bio. #With Refugees #SheInspiresMe #WomensRights #Feminist

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They say people who have sadness issues have a stronger awareness of reality. Maybe. @okayyesfine no one understands monsters like u do…

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Day 511: In which a fashy fanboy shows his dictator daddies he’s ready for the big leagues with some killer kiddie concentration camp stats. #resist #magaisformorons #cartoon #dumptrump #donthecon #kidjailer #shitholepresident #notmypresident #dailydrawing #thedailydon

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"With everything that is happening, it's a great reminder that there is no excuse for separating children from their parents. Not biblical, not legal, not moral. The only reasons are hate, xenophobia and white supremacy."—@vamos_juntos_ #Resist #ChingaLaMigra #DismantleICE (🎨@lazy.beam)

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Updates on bills put forth in Congress to stop the atrocious tRump policy of stealing children from their parents:

 

 

I believe the first GOP congress critter is speaking out on the “FamiliesBelongTogether issue…

 

 

Happy Father’s Day:

This is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: Designed in the USA

 

If anyone saw the Rep. Pramila Jayapal interview last night on Chris Hayes…you know the absolute terror and disgust that can make an actual pain in your chest.

If you have not seen this interview, stop what you are doing right now, and watch it.

Rep. Jayapal: Mothers didn’t even get to say bye to kids

It will be very difficult, and the word difficult is not used lightly…but work your way through it. Feel the bitter pain, that chokes up and taste foul in the back of your throat. For that is the essence of a hateful authoritarian dictatorship rule, and when Hannah Arendt spoke of the Banality of Evil….let me tell you, it starts here….

More from Rep. Jayapal:

 

The situation is only getting worse….

 

I don’t know what the fuck the United States is anymore, it sure as hell isn’t a democracy…it has moved on past the point of the “breakdown” period. I truly think we are now at the beginning of the Totalitarian Regime of Trump.

… Arendt notes that loneliness can become both the seedbed and the perilous consequence of the isolation effected by tyrannical regimes:

In isolation, man remains in contact with the world as the human artifice; only when the most elementary form of human creativity, which is the capacity to add something of one’s own to the common world, is destroyed, isolation becomes altogether unbearable… Isolation then becomes loneliness.

[…]

While isolation concerns only the political realm of life, loneliness concerns human life as a whole. Totalitarian government, like all tyrannies, certainly could not exist without destroying the public realm of life, that is, without destroying, by isolating men, their political capacities. But totalitarian domination as a form of government is new in that it is not content with this isolation and destroys private life as well. It bases itself on loneliness, on the experience of not belonging to the world at all, which is among the most radical and desperate experiences of man.

This is why our insistence on belonging, community, and human connection is one of the greatest acts of courage and resistance in the face of oppression…

 

And let’s not forget the fiasco with Canada and our other allies….the isolation that has been the cornerstone of tRump’s rule in office:

What perpetuates such tyrannical regimes, Arendt argues, is manipulation by isolation — something most effectively accomplished by the divisiveness of “us vs. them” narratives. She writes:

Terror can rule absolutely only over men who are isolated against each other… Therefore, one of the primary concerns of all tyrannical government is to bring this isolation about. Isolation may be the beginning of terror; it certainly is its most fertile ground; it always is its result. This isolation is, as it were, pretotalitarian; its hallmark is impotence insofar as power always comes from men acting together…; isolated men are powerless by definition.

 

tRump has aligned the US with ruthless dictators and powerful authoritarian governments…because that is what the US as become.

Some updates on the North Korea Summit:

North Korea state media says Trump agreed to lift sanctions against North | Reuters

North Korean state media said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump had agreed to lift sanctions against the North in addition to providing security guarantees in the summit with the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, the previous day.

North Korea state media reporting Trump agreed to lift sanctions | TheHill

Both leaders signed an agreement committing the United States to unspecified “security guarantees” in exchange for denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula.

Trump reportedly offered to lift sanctions on the cash-strapped country in addition to those security guarantees, according to Reuters.

North Korea’s KCNA news agency cites Trump making the pledge to lift the economic barriers after saying the U.S. would end joint military exercises with South Korea.

Following the summit, Trump had indicated that sanctions would remainuntil North Korea began the denuclearization process saying of easing sanctions, “I hope it’s going to be soon. At a certain point, I actually look forward to taking them off.”

Reuters did not receive immediate comment from U.S. officials.

The Hill has also reached out to the White House for comment.

Ugh…

In other news, Steve King retweeted a Nazi: GOP lawmaker retweets prominent British neo-Nazi | TheHill

There seems to be a new Fox News/ tRump family connection in the “house” ….STASI: Fox should fire reporter Kimberly Guilfoyle, who can’t possibly stay neutral while dating a Trump kid – NY Daily News

And, tRump is keen on building a tRump Tower in North Korea:

North Korea ‘Could Have The Best Hotels’ On Its Beaches, Trump Raves To Kim | HuffPost

“They have great beaches,” Trump said at a news conference following the talks between the two leaders. “You see that whenever they’re exploding the canons into the ocean. I said look at that view. Wouldn’t that make a great condo beyond that?”

“You could have the best hotels in the world right there. Think of it from a real estate perspective,” Trump continued. “You have South Korea, you have China, and they own the land in the middle. How bad is that? Right? It’s great.”

Despite Trump’s grandiose suggestions, the U.S. State Department recommends against travel to North Korea. Federal authorities advise travelers to draft a will and “funeral wishes” before going.

I think that part about drafting a will and making funeral wishes is a dramatically different message to what the tRump admin is pushing.

Going back to the #Wherearethechildren and #FamiliesBelongTogether issue…

After the Chris Hayes interview, Rep. Jayapal posted this on her Twitter account:

 

Now the funnies…starting with this shit…no it ain’t no joke. This is fucking real:

Why Donald Trump showed Kim Jong-un a movie trailer at the North Korea summit – Axios

 

President Trump’s wooing of Kim Jong-un at the Singapore summit included the iPad showing (in English and Korean) of a “Destiny Pictures” movie trailer, made by the White House’s National Security Council, starring themselves saving the world.

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  • There are dunked basketballs, exploding bombs, flourishing labs and cities — all designed to show Kim what’s possible if he engages with the West, and to warn him darkly of the alternative.
  • From the voiceover: “Only the very few will make decisions or take actions that renew their homeland and change the course of history … Two men. Two leaders. One destiny. … A story about a special moment in time when a man is presented with one chance that may never be repeated. What will he choose?”
  • From Trump’s presser: “I showed it to him … toward the end of the meeting. And I think he loved it. … [W]e had it on a cassette … an iPad.  … [A]bout eight of their representatives were watching it, and I thought they were fascinated.”

Jonathan Swan’s sources help illuminate Trump’s thinking:

  • Trump thinks of his presidency in cinematic terms — with himself as star, producer, director, writer and critic. Now, backed by the resources of the United States government, he’s a studio, too.
  • The president is very aware of his celebrity and how people view him.
  • Kim is a young tyrant obsessed with pop culture.
  • So by literally casting the two of them in a movie, Trump’s was celebritizing the summit, and aiming at Kim’s sweet spot.

The White House is very proud of the video: Vice President Pence showed it at yesterday’s weekly Senate Republican luncheon.

  • Garrett Marquis, National Security Council spokesman: “The video was created by the NSC to help the President demonstrate the benefits of complete denuclearization, and a vision of a peaceful and prosperous Korean Peninsula.”

And if you want to see the video…just go to the White House facebook page..yeah, can you believe this shit?

 

06/13/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Exactly….yes to this one Nick Anderson!

 

06/13/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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06/12/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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06/12/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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Uh, that one from Signe is spot on.

 

Nick Anderson cartoon: 06/12/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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The Handshake: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - The Handshake

Neighbors to the North: 06/12/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Neighbors to the North

G-7 Summit: 06/10/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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06/13/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

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Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump and Kim Jong Un meet: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

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06/13/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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06/13/2018 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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06/12/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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06/12/2018 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

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Allies of Evil: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Allies of Evil

Rudy: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by James Silk

Cartoon by James Silk - Rudy

The best deals: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by James Silk

Cartoon by James Silk - The best deals

06/12/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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U.S.-N.K. SUMMIT: 06/12/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - U.S.-N.K. SUMMIT

G7 2018: 06/11/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - G7 2018

Statue of Cruelty: 06/12/2018 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

Cartoon by Steve Greenberg - Statue of Cruelty

I think the kid should be younger in that cartoon…but that is only my opinion.

 

 

 

And that will about do it for me…

 

One more thing before we go:

See this?

It is from a water bottle I bought at Walmart…see what it says…”Designed in the USA.”  What a fucking joke…

You know what else is funny…Walmart bicycles say they are assembled in the USA…you what to know what that means?

It means that some store employee puts the bike together in the back room, cute? Yeah, all the parts come from somewhere overseas…innit funny?

“Assembled in the USA.”

“Designed in the USA.”

The mutthafukkin joke is on us.

This is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: Being ladylike does not require silence…

“Being ladylike does not require silence,” Betty Ford told the audience at the Greater Cleveland Congress of International Women’s Year.

I don’t know about you, but I need to take a break from everything…so before we get to the cartoons, I will post some empowering messages.

And a few messages that scream, don’t stay silent!

AAEC News: A Statement from the AAEC Board on Rob Rogers and the Post-Gazette

Have You Seen Me?

The longtime cartoonist for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has gone missing. Actually, we know exactly where Rob Rogers is—at his desk creating the excellent award-winning editorial cartoons he is famous for. But it’s those cartoons that have been missing for over a week from the Post-Gazette editorial pages, though we know Rob is drawing them because new cartoons are being posted on the web.

It doesn’t take much to connect the dots between the absence of Rob’s left-leaning cartoons and the recent arrival of a Trump-supporting editorial page editor. We would take this opportunity to remind all editorial page editors that their responsibility is to the readers (among whom in Pittsburgh, Rogers cartoons are wildly popular) and to the open and ongoing search for truth in contending opinions. The editorial pages are a public forum, not a members-only private resort in Florida.

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Now for the cartoons:

06/05/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson -

06/04/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson -

Trump world: 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Trump world

#WearOrange: 06/03/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - #WearOrange

CHANGE A WORD: 06/04/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - CHANGE A WORD

trump legacy: 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - trump legacy

Pardoning Himself: 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Pardoning Himself

06/01/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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06/05/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

Cartoon by Nate Beeler -

I like the way he has drawn tRumps mouth….it looks like an asshole.

Trade War: 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Trade War

Pardon: 06/03/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Pardon

Immigrant Kids: 06/01/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Immigrant Kids

Ambien: 05/31/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Ambien

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Immigration : 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Immigration

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump Diplomacy: 06/03/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump Diplomacy

05/31/2018 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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Dictator: 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Dictator

I think that cartoon above is very good.

06/03/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Claudia Patrica Gomez Gonzalez: 06/02/2018 Cartoon by Eric J Garcia

Cartoon by Eric J Garcia - Claudia Patrica Gomez Gonzalez

Just a friendly reminder that the president fancies himself a monarch who is above the law and can pardon himself of any and all crimes. • #pardon #pardonme #emperortrump #kingtrump #ladyjustice #justice #doj #departmentofjustice #rudygiuliani #giuliani #presidentialpardon #iamnotacrook #lockhimup #abovethelaw #votethemout #holdthemaccountable #bluewave #bluewave2018

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