Wednesday Reads: “Ain’t it like Roy Moore to not take no for an answer.”

Best tweet of the fucking night!

Here it is in live tweet format…in case anyone wants to retweet it:

 

 

This was the second best tweet:

I am so happy Doug Jones pulled out that win, what a relief.

Of course, like the top tweet references:

However, the rules for the recount are as follows:

And just in case anyone was wondering:

 

So, now that…that is said, here are some cartoons.

12/13 Mike Luckovich: uuge crowd. | Mike Luckovich

12/12 Mike Luckovich: On patrol. | Mike Luckovich

 

12/13/2017 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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This next one is from the end of November…

 

 

Bad Roy Moore Picture : 12/12/2017 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Bad Roy Moore Picture

Alabama is NOT Roy Moore: 12/13/2017 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Alabama is NOT Roy Moore

ALABAMA SENATE SEAT: 12/13/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - ALABAMA SENATE SEAT

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Steve Bannon and Alabama: 12/13/2017 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Steve Bannon and Alabama

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 12/13/2017 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 12/12/2017 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

 

12/12/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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And then, by the same cartoonist:

12/13/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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12/12/2017 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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12/13/2017 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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Dystopian gift shopping: 12/13/2017 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Dystopian gift shopping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a thought…is that tRump’s Secret Service Nickname? Idiot?

Sounds about right to me.

This is an open thread.

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Wednesday Reads: Thankful for this…

 

Our Lady of the Rectal Exam…bend over and say your prayers, these two fingers are miraculous!

 

I am grateful, and thankful… that in this world of despots and dictators, uh…tRump, I am able to go online and browse through Pinterest to find images from far and wide. ( Cliché I know.) As you can see, it has served me well, I mean…where else would I find so expressive an object as the one above?

Net Neutrality!

We are getting fucked! And it is not by some two fingered Madonna!

But seriously…this is not a joking matter. (I know I am going to hell for that one.)

The free world wide net is able to provide us with the power to find information at our fingertips.

Like the real historical background behind that Virgen con el Nino above…

Translated by my son:

…it is worth mentioning the Romantic carving of the Virgin and Child on the right side of the main altarpiece. Recently restored, it shows a golden polychrome with very warm colors. Maria, with a fine crown, sits seated on a throne, with a very long face and hair hidden under the toque that falls on her shoulders. The neckline of her tunic, slightly triangular, is garnet with golden stencil. Under this tunic he wears another one of darker color, which in the part of the feet shows a succession of very flat folds, under which the typical pointy shoes associate. With one hand he shows himself in an attitude of blessing while with the other he holds the Child who appears seated in the center of the lap. He blesses with his right hand, while holding the Sacred Scriptures with the other hand. He wears a white robe with vertical and horizontal folds, and wears a royal crown. The physical characteristics of both figures are very similar, highlighting the rigidity and seriousness of their faces. This size can be dated at the beginning of the thirteenth century.

 

Also it must be pointed out, that this statue happens to be from the same town (Actually, I believe it is located in the same church…) that brought you this…monstrosity: Del ‘Ecce Homo’ de Borja a la Virgen Dolorosa de Galdakao. El Correo 


Video at the link…

Yeah, remember that funny thing we all laughed at, that was shared via the web?

Botched Jesus fresco becomes surprise success | CNN Travel

 

A combination of three documents provided by the Centre de Estudios Borjanos on August 22, 2012 shows the original version of the painting Ecce Homo (L) by 19th-century painter Elias Garcia Martinez, the deteriorated version (C) and the restored version by an elderly woman in Spain. An elderly woman’s catastrophic attempt to “restore” a century-old oil painting of Christ in a Spanish church has provoked popular uproar, and amusement. Titled “Ecce Homo” (Behold the Man), the original was no masterpiece, painted in two hours in 1910 by a certain Elias Garcia Martinez directly on a column in the church at Borja, northeastern Spain. The well-intentioned but ham-fisted amateur artist, in her 80s, took it upon herself to fill in the patches and paint over the original work, which depicted Christ crowned with thorns, his sorrowful gaze lifted to heaven.

 

Onward to the cartoons:

 

11/22/2017 Cartoon by John Cole

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11/22/2017 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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11/22/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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11/22/2017 Cartoon by Steve Kelley

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11/22/2017 Cartoon by Lisa Benson

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11/22/2017 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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11/14/2017 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 11/22/2017 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 11/21/2017 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Changing of the Guard: 11/22/2017 Cartoon by Sage Stossel

Cartoon by Sage Stossel - Changing of the Guard

Roy Moore Undaunted: 11/11/2017 Cartoon by Sage Stossel

Cartoon by Sage Stossel - Roy Moore Undaunted

11/22/2017 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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11/17/2017 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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11/22/2017 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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11/21/2017 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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Thanking Filipino World War II Veterans: 11/22/2017 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - Thanking Filipino World War II Veterans

America and the Alt Right: 11/15/2017 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - America and the Alt Right

Hey, there should also be a no Italians or dogs sign too.

11/21/2017 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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Turkeys: 11/21/2017 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Turkeys

11/21/2017 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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11/21/2017 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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11/16/2017 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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Nick Anderson cartoon: 11/20/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

11/21/2017 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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Impeachable: 11/21/2017 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Impeachable

11/21/2017 Cartoon by Phil Hands

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Gop Tax Plan: 11/20/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Gop Tax Plan

Al Franken Groping: 11/17/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Al Franken Groping

 

 

Tax Reform: 11/19/2017 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Tax Reform

That was a lot of cartoons there….I think this last one is the best of ’em.

This is an open thread. What new horrors will we face today?

 


Wednesday Evening Reads: Cartoons…No Joke

Every time I tried to write today’s post, something kept me from starting it…whether it was lack of internet service…having to cook dinner, or just to take a nap. So as you can see, I’ve added an “evening” to the title. That should make everything OK…

 

 

And now some cartoons:

 

Roy Moore : 11/13/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Roy Moore

tRUMP SET THE “TONE”: 11/14/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - tRUMP SET THE "TONE"

11/14/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Beeler is a Right leaning…cough…cartoonist.

Bruce Plante Cartoon: U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore: 11/14/2017 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore

11/15/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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11/15/2017 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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Roy Moore Bad Mall Santa: 11/15/2017 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Roy Moore Bad Mall Santa

Roy Moore Groper: 11/14/2017 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Roy Moore Groper

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Trump and the Great Wall: 11/12/2017 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

Cartoon by Gary Varvel - Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Trump and the Great Wall

11/15/2017 Cartoon by MStreeter

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11/15/2017 Cartoon by Scott Stantis

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Patriotism vs. Nationalism: 11/15/2017 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Patriotism vs. Nationalism

 

This is an open thread…


Wednesday Reads: Paper Towel President

What a racist asshole…

But there are so many assholes:

At least Mexico is coming to aid Puerto Rico:

And then there’s Maude:

Now the cartoons:

#LOL #sadbuttrue #fullofshit

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Day 256: In which #PuertoRico learns they need to try harder at the bargain catastrophe game. #UnidosPorPuertoRico #magaisformorons #thisisnotnormal #resist #donthecon #dumptrump #TheDailyDon

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I look forward to the decade I don't have to draw about gun deaths. #guns #lasvegas #nra

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This is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: Madman and Rocket Man

Hey, I don’t usually like or retweet David Corn…but those two tweets above made me laugh out loud.

Going straight to cartoons, since I’m writing this outside in a very dark and dangerous state park that is surrounded by national forest.

#GeneralKelly reflects the feelings of most Americans. This was his reaction during Trump's speech at the #UnitedNations this morning.

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Day 243: In which GOP wins are measured by the millions that will lose their insurance. #magaisformorons #healthcareforall #notmypresident #TheDailyDon #dumptrump #dailydrawing

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Please note that many of those cartoons are from the foreign press.

This is an open thread.

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Wednesday Reads: Quick Round-Up and Cartoons

Photo by Laura Sauceda August 27 near Texas City, TX · Click on photo for link.

It has been a hellish few days…but it may be just the beginning, as the true impact of the destruction starts to become more clear.  So here are a few quick links to start you off and then the main reason for the post today…the political cartoons.

A review of tRump tweets this morning:

 

And as you can see, still no empathy:

 

A reminder for you all, from tRump’s visit to Texas yesterday:

Wasn’t that image of tRump hiding behind a defensive fort of vehicles, with a solid wall of building buffered behind him, a perfect reflection of his attitude towards the victims in this disaster? Geez!

 

And lest we forget:

Such an asshole.

Hey, he is one of many though…

Joel Osteen Sails Luxury Yacht Through Flooded Houston To Pass Out Copies Of ‘Your Best Life Now’

HOUSTON, TX—Although Joel Osteen took flak over the weekend for closing up his church to flood victims and all but disappearing during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the megachurch pastor reportedly returned to the city on his luxury yacht “S.S. Blessed” to make amends Tuesday by tossing copies of Your Best Life Now to stranded flood survivors.

Osteen had his on-call yacht captain steer the large vessel through the flooded streets of the city, pulling up to survivors stranded on their roofs and on the roof of their cars as the prosperity gospel preacher smiled, waved, and threw out signed editions of the bestselling positive thinking book.

“Believe and declare you are coming into a shift!” Osteen yelled through a bullhorn, according to reports. “God wants His best for you! Enlarge your vision, develop a healthy self image, and choose to be happy!”

 

Then there is this:

 

 

Some updates on Harvey:

Hurricane Harvey damages petrochemical refineries, releasing thousands of pounds of airborne pollutants | PBS NewsHour

Comedian Points Out The Irony In One Of President Trump’s Latest Hurricane Harvey Tweets

U.S. Coast Guard has saved 4,322 lives in Houston flooding: official

Meanwhile, Texas is not the only place experiencing the effects of climate change, flooding is killing many people all over the world:

Floods and devastation in India, Nepal and Bangladesh – in pictures | Global development | The Guardian

Floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal kill 1,200 and leave millions homeless | The Independent

And, here in Georgia, a State GOP shithead has threatened to lynch a former colleague:

Talk of ditching Confederate statues could cause Dem. to ‘go missing’ | Political Insider blog

A Georgia Republican lawmaker warned a Democratic former colleague who criticized his support for Civil War monuments on Facebook that she won’t be “met with torches but something a lot more definitive” if she continues to call for the removal of statues in south Georgia.

State Rep. Jason Spencer, a Woodbine Republican, also wrote former state Rep. LaDawn Jones that “people in South Georgia are people of action, not drama” and suggested some who don’t understand that “will go missing in the Okefenokee.”

“Too many necks they are red around here,” he wrote. “Don’t say I didn’t warn you about ’em.”

Jones, who represented an Atlanta-based district from 2012 to 2016, responded that she saw his remarks as a “threat of physical violence” but said she was confident that future generations will abandon a “we are better than them” mentality.

“Enjoy but know … WINTER IS COMING,” wrote Jones, who is black. “You know it too … otherwise you wouldn’t have found a need to even make this post or those hollow threats of not coming to south GA.”

Spencer said in a text message that his words were not meant as a threat, but instead a “warning to her of how people can behave about this issue.”

“She is from Atlanta – and the rest of Georgia sees this issue very differently,” said Spencer, who was elected in 2010 to represent the southeast Georgia district. “Just trying to keep her safe if she decided to come down and raise hell about the memorial in the back yards of folks who will see this as an unwelcome aggression from the left.”

Do you fucking believe this…well, yes of course.

Spencer also asked that we include a picture he provided of him standing in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. monument that was unveiled Monday on the Georgia Capitol grounds.

Jones said in an interview that Spencer sat next to her for four years in the Georgia House and that they developed a friendly, if sometimes testy, relationship.

“If it were anybody other than Jason Spencer, then I would be alarmed. But we had a unique relationship in the Georgia Legislature,” said Jones, who served from 2012 to 2016. “If that had come from anybody else, I’d take it as a serious threat.”

Still, she added, she was “concerned” by his reaction.

You can go to the link and see the actual screenshots of the “discussions.”

And yet: KKK hoods and urine-proof sheets spotted in Trump Tower gift shop via Raw Deal.

Let’s end the day’s links on a happy note:

 

 

Cartoons start below:

Bullshit: 08/30/2017 Cartoon by Eric J Garcia

Cartoon by Eric J Garcia - Bullshit

08/30/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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08/29/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Arpaio pardon: 08/28/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Arpaio pardon

HURRICANE HARVEY: 08/25/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - HURRICANE HARVEY

Untitled: 08/30/2017 Cartoon by Bob Gorrell

Cartoon by Bob Gorrell - Untitled

08/30/2017 Cartoon by Tom Stiglich

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08/30/2017 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

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08/27/2017 Cartoon by MStreeter

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New Frontiers in Right-Wing Propaganda: 08/30/2017 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - New Frontiers in Right-Wing Propaganda

08/29/2017 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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Sheriff Joe Rescue: 08/29/2017 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Sheriff Joe Rescue

08/29/2017 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/29/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/28/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

08/29/2017 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

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Bruce Plante Cartoon: Texas Strong: 08/29/2017 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Texas Strong

08/29/2017 Cartoon by John Branch

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08/29/2017 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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08/29/2017 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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08/28/2017 Cartoon by David Horsey

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Hornets nest Donald Trump the unifier: 08/28/2017 Cartoon by David G. Brown

Cartoon by David G. Brown - Hornets nest Donald Trump the unifier

08/28/2017 Cartoon by Tom Stiglich

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Compulsive: 08/28/2017 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Compulsive

Pardoned: 08/27/2017 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Pardoned

 

Bagley Cartoon: The Road Not Taken – The Salt Lake Tribune

 

Bagley Cartoon: The Road Not Taken

08/30 Mike Luckovich: Pleez hep! | Mike Luckovich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will anyone ever be named Harvey again? #Harvey #floods #hurricane #houston

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I wanted to share the Cartoonist Instagram page with y’all…

This is an open thread…

 


Wednesday Reads: Vaisefude? Schadenfreude?

 

My glorious friend Jessie sent me that image…she knows my partiality to the phrase, “Fuck you!”

(Maybe it would help if I told you, Jessie is from Brazil?)

Working the Google:

 

The Orange Dumb Scary Shithead was making words last night. Second night in a row, right? I won’t listen to it speak anymore. If I can stand the aftermath of tweets from the peanut gallery once it has stopped spewing the verbal diarrhea, I will take a look at my Twitter feed. Otherwise, I will wait until Dak or Boston Boomer puts up their post to find out what the hell the shitwad said.

This is a problem today, because I am the one writing the post. So this means I have to go and make myself dig in, and here it goes.

Clinton says her ‘skin crawled’ from Trump’s looming behavior at debate – POLITICO

In an excerpt from her forthcoming book on the 2016 race, Clinton recalled Trump’s uncomfortably close positioning on stage during the town hall-style debate at Washington University in St. Louis. The event took place just days after an audio recording from a years-old “Access Hollywood” interview surfaced of the president bragging in vulgar terms about how his celebrity status allowed him to sexually assault women without consequence.

“This is not OK, I thought. It was the second presidential debate and Donald Trump was looming behind me. Two days before, the world heard him brag about groping women. Now we were on a small stage and no matter where I walked, he followed me closely, staring at me, making faces,” Clinton wrote in her book “What Happened,” an excerpt of which was broadcast Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“It was incredibly uncomfortable,” she wrote. “He was literally breathing down my neck. My skin crawled. It was one of those moments where you wish you could hit pause and ask everyone watching, well, what would you do? Do you stay calm, keep smiling and carry on as if he weren’t repeatedly invading your space? Or do you turn, look him in the eye and say loudly and clearly, ‘back up you creep, get away from me. I know you love to intimidate women but you can’t intimidate me, so back up.’”

Oh wait…that wasn’t Hillary’s take of last night’s performance….it was an excerpt of her book.

‘back up you creep, get away from me.’

Fuck yeah? I see another meme or tattoo in the future, don’t you?

But back to last night. (See how I am avoiding covering this Phoenix rally thing…)

‘Sh*tshow of the highest order’: Internet loses it after Trump’s ‘insane, absurd, off-the-rails’ speech  RawStory.com

Donald Trump on Tuesday night spoke at a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona. After spending 45 minutes maligning the “fake news” and re-litigating his reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia (while leaving out his “both sides” remark), Trump hinted he will pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, argued anti-Confederate protestors are trying to take away “our history” and complained—live on TV—that the mainstream media is too scared to show him live on TV.

The entire event was vintage Trump and ought to dispel and notion of a “pivot,” which was an idea floated Monday night after the president stayed on-script during a speech on Afghanistan.

It was a free-wheeling, decidedly “off-the-rails” speech that no-doubt satisfied Trump’s cracking base.

Here are some stellar reactions to the president’s doozy of a campaign rally (who’s he running against, exactly?), if you lack the time or will to react yourself:

You can click on the link to see those reactions…here are a couple of the good ones:

Trump Goes Off-Script in Hour-Long Public Meltdown | Vanity Fair

After walking on stage at the Phoenix Convention Center to “God Bless the U.S.A.” for what was, effectively, a 2020 campaign rally, Donald Trumprepeatedly ditched his teleprompter and went off-script as he ranted about being mistreated by the media in the wake of Charlottesville, relentlessly attacked an array of enemies including both of Arizona’s Republican senators, and portrayed himself as the true victim of a violent clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters that left one woman dead. Journalists and other social-media commentators watched, stunned, as he proceeded to spend the rest of his hour-long speech unloading on the mainstream press, praising a CNN pundit who was fired for tweeting a Nazi slogan, and re-litigating his entire response to Charlottesville, line by line, in what has become a hallmark of the Trump presidency: a full-on public meltdown.

With a captive, cheering audience of thousands before him, Trump reveled in the opportunity to vent, after a long summer of political crises, and to set the record straight. “What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of America,” he said, blaming the “thugs” and the “dishonest media” for the violence in Virginia. This statement drew nearly a minute of boos from the rabid crowd. “I strongly condemned the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the K.K.K. They know it because they were all there,” he said, referring to the media. “I thought I’d take just a second and do this, because you know where my heart is, to show how damn dishonest these people are.”

He proceeded to reread the statement he initially gave in response to the protest, conveniently leaving out the part where he blamed “many sides”—both white supremacists and the anti-racist counter-protesters—for the violence. He mocked the media: “It took a day! Why didn’t he say it fast enough!” He berated The New York Times,The Washington Post, and CNN in one breath, and flatly defended himself against charges of racism. “And then they say, is he a racist? And then I did a second one,” he said, referring to another statement he gave. “And then I said, racism is evil. Did they report that I said racism was evil? They all say what a bad guy I am. And then you wonder why CNN is doing relatively poorly in the ratings. They put seven people, all anti-Trump, and then they fired Jeffrey Lord!” he added, referring to the pundit who was fired after tweeting “Seig Heil” at a critic. “Poor Jeffrey.”

This is disgusting. But then…tRump used the two words that no longer signal dog whistles to me…

“The words were perfect,” Trump said of his own words about Charlottesville. “They only take out anything they think of, and all they do is complain. The media can attack me, but where I draw the line is when they attack you, the decency of our supporters. You are honest, hard-working, tax-paying—and you’re over-taxed, but we’re going to get your taxes down—Americans. It’s time to expose the crooked media deceptions and to challenge the media for their role in fomenting divisions. They are trying to take away our history and our heritage.”

Here are a few tweets highlighted from the Vanity Fair post:

Trump on removing Confederate statues: ‘They’re trying to take away our culture’ | TheHill

That is a little review article from The Hill going over what the tRump has been saying about this culture and heritage.

A few other links:

Trump Hints That He’ll Pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio: ‘I Think He’s Going To Be Just Fine’ | Mediaite

Five Reasons Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio Should Not Receive a Presidential Pardon | American Civil Liberties Union

‘What do you say to that?’: Stunned Don Lemon rips Trump’s ‘unhinged, embarrassing’ speech Raw Story

From Sarah Kendzior, published two days ago…The Trump ship may finally be sinking – The Globe and Mail

 

One tweet that was highlighted and seemed to pop up in many of these articles that reviewed the rally from last night, asked a question we all know the answer to already…

In other news…Via Reuters, the admiral in charge of the Seventh Fleet is gone:   U.S. Navy relieves Seventh Fleet commander in wake of collisions in Asia

Let’s just get to the fucking cartoons already:

08/23/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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08/22/2017 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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Cartoonist Gary Varvel: The Afghanistan trap: 08/23/2017 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

Cartoon by Gary Varvel - Cartoonist Gary Varvel: The Afghanistan trap

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: America’s future: 08/22/2017 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

Cartoon by Gary Varvel - Cartoonist Gary Varvel: America's future

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Trump’s total eclipse: 08/21/2017 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

Cartoon by Gary Varvel - Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Trump's total eclipse

Teddy Roosevelt Trump: 08/23/2017 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Teddy Roosevelt Trump

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 08/23/2017 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 08/22/2017 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

08/22/2017 Cartoon by MStreeter

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Exit Strategy: 08/23/2017 Cartoon by Tim Campbell

Cartoon by Tim Campbell - Exit Strategy

First One Down: 08/20/2017 Cartoon by Tim Campbell

Cartoon by Tim Campbell - First One Down

08/23/2017 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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08/20/2017 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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08/23/2017 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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Finally seeing the (torch) light: 08/23/2017 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Finally seeing the (torch) light

08/23/2017 Cartoon by David Cohen

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Democratic Backsliding: 08/23/2017 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - Democratic Backsliding

Afghanistan WAR: 08/22/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Afghanistan WAR

08/22/2017 Cartoon by David Horsey

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Solar Eclipse: 08/21/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Solar Eclipse

08/17/2017 Cartoon by David Horsey

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And with that…I leave you with a lingering image…this is an open thread: