Wednesday Comic Round-up

Hello and Good Morning

It is my thought that we give the comics a go this Wednesday, because they surely had a smörgåsbord to work with in this week’s news cycle.

Mike Luckovich: Car Trouble – Mike Luckovich – Truthdig

What a knock out from Luckovich…

09?28 Mike Luckovich: Massive weight gain | Mike Luckovich

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Mike Luckovich: Endorsements – Mike Luckovich – Truthdig

 

09/27/2016 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Untitled: 09/27/2016 Cartoon by Bob Gorrell

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Rigged Debate: 09/27/2016 Cartoon by Steve Artley

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From Cagle Cartoons:

Trump business experience

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Debate Game

Trump Birth Center

 

09/27/2016 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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Who’s on the ballot?: 09/27/2016 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

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09/21/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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09/18/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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09/16/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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09/15/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Arnie: 09/27/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Hands Up: 09/23/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Disqualified: 09/15/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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09/21/2016 Cartoon by Chan Lowe

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09/27/2016 Cartoon by Chan Lowe

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09/23/2016 Cartoon by MStreeter

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09/22/2016 Cartoon by John Branch

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09/25/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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09/21/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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09/15/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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09/26/2016 Cartoon by David Cohen

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He was Black and I felt threatened: 09/26/2016 Cartoon by David G. Brown

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Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Presidential debate preparation: 09/26/2016 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

Cartoon by Gary Varvel - Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Presidential debate preparation

DEBATE PREP: 09/26/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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BOMB ‘EM: 09/21/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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09/21/2016 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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09/27 Mike Luckovich: Fright night. | Mike Luckovich

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Wednesday Reads: Chairs…Chairs would be nice.

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Oh, I know it is late. I spent last night…or should I say the early morning hours spying images to use for this afternoon’s post. Geez, imagine all that time being sucked into a black hole of Pinterest Far Side pins…and then realizing it is 5am and you have written nothing.

On the plus side, I do have some great cartoons for you, so enjoy those at least. (Most of them are from Gary Lawson, but there are other artist included as well…)

Now a few links,  I’m introducing this article with a clip from Absolutely Fabulous…it is a quick little bit about chairs:

 

Starting at the 14:31 mark, the character Catriona is giving her suggestion for a editorial in the Magazine…and she mentions “chairs”:

And chairs I thought might be interesting.
I’ve got a friend with some lovely chairs in her shop.
– Jocasta? – Yes.
She believes chairs are as important to civilisation as a masterpiece or something.
I wrote it down somewhere.
We could print that up and do some lovely photos.

And now the link:

Sitting Up: A Brief History of Chairs

A brief history of chairs.

Still from Lawrence of Arabia.

Still from Lawrence of Arabia.

There is a pivotal early scene in David Lean’s film Lawrence of Arabia in which T. E. Lawrence and his superior, Colonel Brighton, visit the desert encampment of Prince Faisal, a leader of the Arab Revolt. The royal tent is spartan yet luxurious, patterned woven cloths hang from the low ceiling, a large brass samovar gleams in the candlelight, the ground is covered with a rich carpet. There is no furniture; the men sit on the carpet. Brighton, in his tailored uniform, polished Sam Browne belt, and riding boots, looks distinctly ill at ease with his legs awkwardly stretched out in front of him. Lawrence, a lieutenant and less formally dressed, appears slightly more comfortable, with his legs folded to one side. The prince, attired in a dark robe and a white ghutrah, reclines on a pile of sheepskins, while his colleague Sherif Ali leans casually against a tent pole. The various postures cinematically underline a central point: the relaxed Bedouins are at home in this place—the desert—while the stiff English colonel is an interloper. Lawrence is somewhere in between.

The world is divided into people who sit on the floor and those who sit on chairs. In a classic study of human posture around the world, the anthropologist Gordon W. Hewes identified no fewer than a hundred common sitting positions. “At least a fourth of mankind habitually takes the load off its feet by crouching in a deep squat, both at rest and at work,” he observed. Deep squatting is favored by people in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America, but sitting cross-legged on the floor is almost as common. Many South Asians cook, dine, work, and relax in that position. Certain Native American tribes in the Southwest, as well as Melanesians, customarily sit on the floor with legs stretched straight out or crossed at the ankles. Sitting with the legs folded to one side—Lawrence’s position above—is described by Hewes as a predominantly female posture in many tribal societies.

The diversity of different postures around the world could be caused by differences in climate, dress, or lifestyle. Cold or damp floors would discourage kneeling and squatting and might lead people to seek raised alternatives; tight clothing would tend to inhibit deep squatting and cross-legged sitting; nomadic peoples would be less likely to use furniture than urban societies; and so on. But cause and effect does not explain why folding stools originated in ancient Egypt, a region with a warm, dry climate. Or why the Japanese and Koreans, who have cold winters, both traditionally sat on floor mats. Or why the nomadic Mongols traveled with collapsible furniture, while the equally nomadic Bedouins did not.

imageTake a look at the rest of that, it is interesting.

Sticking with non-Trump articles for now…BBC – Culture – The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.

That is the main link, but if you are like me you would rather read a criticism of the thing…

Here is one from TCM’s blog moviemorlocks.com – The Greatest Films of the 21st Century

I suffer from chronic list fatigue, initially eager to scroll through the latest re-ordering of greatest hits, but inevitably collapse into a heap before I ingest the whole thing. Enter the BBC to test my illness. Yesterday they unveiled the results of their mammoth “Greatest Films of the 21st Century” poll, in which 177 critics submitted their top movies of the current century. It confirms that David Lynch’s  fractured, terrifying Hollywood fairy tale Mulholland Drive (2001) is the consensus film of the age. It has been topping lists of this ilk for years now, and I welcome a film so mysterious as our millennium-overlord. My narcolepsy is triggered not by the quality of the works cited, but the recycled nature of the discourse it elicits, which tends to ignore the films entirely for a “this-over-that” essentialism that reduces complicated aesthetic experiences to numbers on a list. Which reminds me, now it is time for me to reduce complicated aesthetic experiences to numbers on a list! Below you’ll find my top ten films of the 21st Century that were not included in the BBC’s top twenty five, in a modest effort to expand the conversation.

Go and check out that list, you may be surprised by what is included.

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The BBC published its long-awaited list of the 21st century’s best films, as selected by 177 film critics from around the world. Lists like these are meant to drum up conversations and controversies, and when appearing online they’re usually the creations of a single author—a single critical mind. But the BBC has provided a decent chunk of data to supplement its numbered list, so we have a pretty good understanding of who those film critics are.

The 177 are from 36 countries, but nearly half (81) are from the US. Going down the list:

“19 from the UK, five each from Canada, Cuba, France, and Germany, and four each from Australia, Colombia, India, Israel and Italy. Lebanon, the UAE, China, Bangladesh, Chile, Namibia, Kazakhstan and many others are represented too.”

OK! Great. So they did a little work attempting to create a truly international pool of people. But what about gender? Of the 177 critics, there were 55 women and 122 are men. That’s roughly 31%, which is depressing until you look at data released earlier this summer that says women make up only 27% of film critics, at which point it becomes ever so slightly less depressing.

Similar feelings may arise when looking at the breakdown of the directors on the list. Of the 102 films (there was a three-way tie for #100), 12 (or roughly 12%) had women as directors, which is just three percentage points higher than the industry as a whole.

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More at that link.

On another issue, yes I must mention the Trump campaign: Yes, CNN and ABC Really Did Live-Stream Mike Pence’s Haircut | Mediaite

It seems like only yesterday the big news in candidate’s hair was that high dollar haircut Edwards treated himself to years ago. Remember? Now, the media is fucking covering the haircuts live!

I think this politician should be running on the GOP presidential ticket…sound like he is pretty successful to me: America’s Only Dog Mayor Gets Elected to Third Term | Mental Floss

Just a few links now that may bring up your blood pressure:

WikiLeaks posted medical files of rape victims and children, investigation finds | Media | The Guardian

Why is WikiLeaks publishing private individuals’ personal information? | PBS NewsHour

imageFrench police make woman remove clothing on Nice beach following burkini ban | World news | The Guardian

‘It’s about freedom’: Ban boosts burkini sales ‘by 200%’ – BBC News

Mylan CEO saw 600% pay increase during EpiPen price raise – NY Daily News

Revealed: Zika’s damage to babies’ brains more extensive than microcephaly

At least one woman finally gets what is owed her: Homeless woman proves Social Security owed her $100,000 | Tampa Bay Times

Last for those who have the cash:

Get ready to strap Aunt Edna to the roof: the Vacation car is apparently on sale · Newswire · The A.V. Club

Everybody knows you can’t take the whole tribe cross-country without the proper chariot. And as fans of the 1980s comedy classic National Lampoon’s Vacation will tell you, there’s no holiday roadster better suited for a jaunt to road trip-purgatory than the Wagon Queen Family Truckster. Now you, too, can know the luxury of gliding across the U.S. in a dinged-up metallic pea tank—“honky lips” graffiti not included—with a Houston-based auto dealership claiming to have theVacation car on sale for a measly 40 grand.

Listed as a “1979 Ford LTD,” the car features a Walley World bumper sticker, a dog leash, and a luggage rack, perfect for transporting any late relatives you might happen to pick up (and then drop off) along the way.

(Image: Carlyle Motors)

Of course, the seller makes no guarantees that this particular extremely ugly vehicle is one of the five Trucksters used in the film, so you’ll just have to take it on faith that this isn’t one of the many replicas people have made in tribute to the movie. (To quote the listing on the collectible car marketplace Hemmings, “Although this particular car is believed to be used in the filming of the movie, there is no documentation that comes with the car.“) We’re sorry if that’s a big disappointment for you, folks. Moose out front should have told ya.

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Sunday…Funday: Comic Open Thread

08/14 Mike Luckovich: Swift kick. | Mike Luckovich

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08/12 Mike Luckovich: right and wrongs. | Mike Luckovich

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08/10 Mike Luckovich: Protecting. | Mike Luckovich

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Walking Away: 08/12/2016 Cartoon by Paul Fell

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08/12/2016 Cartoon by Phil Hands

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08/10/2016 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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08/11/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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08/03/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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08/11/2016 Cartoon by John Cole

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speaker Ryan: 08/11/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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the REBOOT: 08/09/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - the REBOOT

08/11/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Inciting: 08/11/2016 Cartoon by Ed Hall

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08/11/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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08/13/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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08/10/2016 Cartoon by John Branch

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08/13/2016 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

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08/08/2016 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

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Comedian in Chief : 08/12/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Comedian in Chief

Rigged: 08/09/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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08/11/2016 Cartoon by John Branch

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08/12/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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C-GRID BLANK: 08/12/2016 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

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08/12/2016 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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08/10/2016 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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2nd Amendment People: 08/12/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - 2nd Amendment People

Presidential Gold: 08/11/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Presidential Gold

Trump/Putin 2016: 08/09/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Trump/Putin 2016

Battleground: 08/08/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Battleground

Trump Olympics: 08/05/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Trump Olympics

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Wednesday Reads: Cartoons for Laughs

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08/02/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

I think that cartoon illustrates Trump’s sacrifices perfectly.

It has been a little while since we had a cartoon post…and several of these are spot on. 

07/23/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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07/28/2016 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Gov. Pence’s new job: 08/02/2016 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

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08/01/2016 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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Khan family: 08/02/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Khan family

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump and Gold Star Mom: 08/02/2016 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump and Gold Star Mom

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 08/02/2016 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

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08/02/2016 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Zika Mosquitos: 08/02/2016 Cartoon by Paul Fell

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08/01/2016 Cartoon by Chan Lowe

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07/28/2016 Cartoon by Chan Lowe

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07/31/2016 Cartoon by MStreeter

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07/29/2016 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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Bed Buds: 07/28/2016 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Bed Buds

No Reagan: 07/24/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - No Reagan

07/30/2016 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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Experienced candidates: 07/30/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Experienced candidates

 

First female nominee: 07/29/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - First female nominee

Hillary Clinton Herstory: 07/29/2016 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Hillary Clinton Herstory

Hillary’s Treehouse: 07/29/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Hillary's Treehouse

 

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Wednesday Reads: Appearance is everything

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Abortion Ruling: 06/28/2016 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Ah, good afternoon!

It has been a while since we took a look at the offerings of political cartoonist, so I thought today would be a good day for that…and in all honesty, there is another reason, things have been moving quickly with my parent’s closing (it is now pushed to the 6th) so there is plenty to do. (But it is a good plenty…)

First I will start with this video from UNICEF, posted on Huffington Post Facebook page,

 

Some of you may have seen this…if you haven’t please take the few minutes to watch it in full.

If you cannot see the embedded video, here is a link to the page:  The Huffington Post

Those fuckers made that little girl cry.

Many of the cartoons today mention the ruling regarding SCOTUS smackdown of Texas Anti-abortion law HB-2. In relation to this, Vox has an article: It could take years for Texas abortion clinics to reopen, even after a Supreme Court victory – Vox

Pro-choice advocates won a huge victory on Monday when the Supreme Court struck down two major anti-abortion laws in Texas inWhole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Those laws, part of an omnibus anti-abortion bill called HB 2, were responsible for closing about half of all abortion clinics in Texas.

Before HB 2 passed in 2013, Texas had 41 open clinics. Today there are 19. If the Court had ruled to uphold the restrictions, that number would have shrunk to nine. So it’s no surprise that lead plaintiff Amy Hagstrom Miller, CEO and founder of Whole Woman’s Health, said she was “beyond elated” by the ruling.

But, Hagstrom Miller said in a recent interview with Vox, a victory at the Supreme Court is really just the beginning for abortion providers in Texas. Not only are other restrictions, like a 20-week abortion ban and limits on medication abortion, still in place in Texas but HB 2 has also done lasting damage to abortion access that could take years to repair, if it can be repaired at all.

It turns out, according to the Vox report…

The closed clinics can’t just reopen overnight, and some might never reopen

Well, I realized that they would not reopen with a snap of the fingers, but that some may never reopen, that just is salt in wounds.

Then there was this, from the NY Times: Abortion Ruling Could Create Waves of Legal Challenges – The New York Times

From Texas to Alabama to Wisconsin, more than a dozen Republican-run states in recent years have passed laws requiring that abortion clinics have hospital-grade facilities or use doctors with admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Now, Monday’s Supreme Court ruling — that those provisions in a Texas law do not protect women’s health and place an undue burden on a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion — will quickly reverberate across the country.

It will prevent the threatened shutdown of clinics in some states, especially in the Deep South, that have been operating in a legal limbo, with Texas-style laws on temporary hold. But legal experts said the effect over time was likely to be wider, potentially giving momentum to dozens of legal challenges, including to laws that restrict abortions with medication or ban certain surgical methods.

“The ruling deals a crushing blow to this most recent wave of state efforts to shut off access to abortion through hyper-regulation,” said Suzanne B. Goldberg, the director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School.

Adopting stringent regulations on abortion clinics and doctors that are said to be about protecting women’s health has been one of the anti-abortion movement’s most successful efforts, imposing large expenses on some clinics, forcing others to close and making it harder for women in some regions to obtain abortions. Republicans like Senator John Cornyn of Texas, who deplored Monday’s ruling, argued that they were requiring clinics to “be held to the same standards as other medical facilities.”

Now, the court has ruled that any such requirements must be based on convincing medical evidence that the rules are solving a real health issue to be weighed by a court, not by ideologically driven legislators — and that the benefits must outweigh the burdens imposed on women’s constitutional right to an abortion.

Take a look at that article, because it highlights a few states that currently have abortion laws going into effect on July 1st…which could now be seen in a different light since the Monday ruling.

One more link before the cartoons…I just think this is funny: Why Do Monkeys Become More Selective With Friends As They Age, Just Like Humans? : SCIENCE : Tech Times

Scientists from the German Primate Center wanted to know how age affected the behavior of more than 100 Barbary macaques kept in an enclosure in a park in France.

They investigated how the monkeys – whose ages ranged from 4 to 29 years (equivalent to 105 human years) – reacted to physical objects such as novel toys and tubes with food, social interactions such as fighting and grooming “friends” and new social information, such as calls and photos of “friends” and “strangers.”

Researchers discovered that the interest of Barbary macaques in toys wane when they become adults. At around 20 or the retirement age of monkeys, these animals approached fewer monkeys and had less social contact.

What surprised scientists is that this obvious withdrawal was not prompted by a social affinity to avoid old monkeys. Younger ones still groomed and approached their elders.

It also wasn’t because older monkeys were not interested in anything at all. Scientists found that older monkeys still hissed to others during fights and still responded to photos of others.

These older monkeys are still attuned to what is going on around them, but they do not want to participate, says Julia Fischer, one of the researchers of the study.

They hissed? Could this be a monkey’s way of saying, get off my lawn?

The dominant psychological theory that could explain why this behavior happens in humans is that they want to maximize the time they have left with death on the horizon.

Fischer says although monkeys have excellent memories, there is no evidence that they are self-aware about their impending deaths. So if both monkeys and humans act this way as they age, the theory may be rationalizing a natural behavior with biological roots, she says.

Alexandra Freund, Fischer’s co-researcher, says the findings of the study clearly tell us that we are not distinctive in how we grow into old age.

“There might be an evolutionary ‘deep’ root in this pattern,” says Freund.

There is a bit more at the link, along with some other sources and connections to the published study.

And now the funnies…

Starting with Luckovich…06/17 Mike Luckovich: Losing letters. | Mike Luckovich

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From June, published around the 17th.

From June, published around the 17th.

 

06/22 Mike Luckovich:Hair today… | Mike Luckovich

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Signe Wilkinson: Abortion Clinic – Truthdig

Clay Bennett: Brexit Lifeboat – Clay Bennett – Truthdig

Jeff Danziger: Another Benefit of Brexit – Jeff Danziger – Truthdig

Jeff Danziger: Brexit Racism – Jeff Danziger – Truthdig

From Cagle Cartoons, click to see the toon:

Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

This is a good one: Brexit

Brexit ….a different one, but the same name.

Brexit Washup

Brexit …another one with the same name, but different, and damn good.

Brexit regret

And the rest from the AAEC:

George Will splits from GOP: 06/28/2016 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

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06/28/2016 Cartoon by MStreeter

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Brexit and Trump: 06/28/2016 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

Cartoon by Steve Greenberg - Brexit and Trump

Undue Burden: 06/28/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Undue Burden

GOP Sit-In: 06/24/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Great Britain Great Again: 06/28/2016 Cartoon by A.F.Branco

Cartoon by A.F.Branco - Great Britain Great Again

The above cartoon is from a right wing cartoonist btw….so that is not a sarcastic cartoon. It is in fact a glorification. To see more from this cartoonist…cough, cough: AAEC — Political Cartoons by A.F.Branco Because I will not put up a sample of his other shit. (Now, I bet that gives ya the creeps. As it gave me…at least check this one out: Eye To Eye: 06/26/2016 Cartoon by A.F.Branco)

The Bowtie Rebellion: 06/28/2016 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - The Bowtie Rebellion

SUPREME COURT v TEXAS ABORTION LAWS: 06/28/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SUPREME COURT v TEXAS ABORTION LAWS

John Lewis sit-in: 06/29/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - John Lewis sit-in

Brexit: 06/28/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Brexit

Smoking gun: 06/29/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Smoking gun

Pulse shooting: 06/15/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Pulse shooting

That is an older cartoon, but I thought it was a good one and should be included.

06/28/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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06/23/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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06/13/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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American Community: 06/29/2016 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

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06/29/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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06/27/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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06/29/2016 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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06/29/2016 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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Pat Summitt Tribute: 06/29/2016 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

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Sunday Reads: Funny Funnies

 


Afternoon

That has to be one of the funniest cartoons I’ve seen in a while. Especially when you put it into the context with the image above it…

Today’s post is going to be packed with cartoons. I think we all need something to lift us out the pit, I won’t call it a pit of despair, because it is much too filled with shit to give it a name as romantic as that. Let’s just say we need a laugh. Also, so many cartoonist have Prince Memorials today. How could I resist.

05/02 Mike Luckovich: Devil’s double. | Mike Luckovich

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Darth Vader/Dark Money: 04/20/2016 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

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Mike Luckovich: The Twenty Dollar Bill – Truthdig

 

HARRIET TUBMAN: 04/21/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - HARRIET TUBMAN

04/29/2016 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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HILLARY WINS NEW YORK: 04/20/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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04/21/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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RIP PRINCE: 04/22/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - RIP PRINCE

04/22 Mike Luckovich: Missing Prince. | Mike Luckovich

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Eternally Prince: 04/22/2016 Cartoon by Ed Hall

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04/23/2016 Cartoon by Phil Hands

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04/23/2016 Cartoon by Dennis Rano

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04/23/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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04/22/2016 Cartoon by MStreeter

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Cagle Cartoons, you know what to do…

Prince RIP

Prince

His Purple Majesty RIP Prince

Prince tribute

Prince Tribute Cartoon

Prince 1958 2016

Prince

The Artist

More found here: prince death

Non-Prince Tribute Cagle Cartoons:

This one reminds me of that old Twilight Zone episode: Sexist Pig Switch

Trying to Nail Down Bernie’s Coffin | DarylCagle.com

Trump and the women’s card

Priebus and Butt head

 

CRUZ IS THE DEVIL: 04/29/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - CRUZ IS THE DEVIL

WOMAN’S CARD: 04/27/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - WOMAN'S CARD

Iceberg Hillary: 04/29/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Iceberg Hillary

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Carly FIorina joins Cruz campaign: 04/29/2016 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

Cartoon by Gary Varvel - Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Carly FIorina joins Cruz campaign

The Hail Carly: 04/29/2016 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - The Hail Carly

Woman’s Card: 04/27/2016 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Woman's Card

 

 

New Yorker Cartoons…At this link: New Yorker Cartoons April 25, 2016 – The New Yorker

One to enjoy…give that link a look see, I like the one with the medieval kings.

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04/29/2016 Cartoon by Bob Gorrell

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Trump Stakes: 04/30/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Trump Stakes

04/28/2016 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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04/24/2016 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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04/17/2016 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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04/10/2016 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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That one above is an older one, but I thought I would still include it.

04/27/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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04/28/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Cruz and Fiorina: 04/29/2016 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

Cartoon by Steve Greenberg - Cruz and Fiorina

 

Unbound Cruz: 04/21/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Unbound Cruz

Prince: 04/24/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Prince

One Man, One Vote: 04/26/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - One Man, One Vote

This one, the way Trump is drawn, made me laugh like hell: Jaws: 04/28/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Jaws

 

04/21/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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Is it me or does that Jackson look like Ted Danson?

04/27/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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04/28/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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04/19 Mike Luckovich: polar opposites | Mike Luckovich

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04/20 Mike Luckovich: Twin towers | Mike Luckovich

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Saudi Tower: 04/28/2016 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

Cartoon by Steve Greenberg - Saudi Tower

Witch Doctor: 04/15/2016 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

Cartoon by Steve Greenberg - Witch Doctor

Don’t Tread on Me: 04/27/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Don't Tread on Me

04/29/2016 Cartoon by Lisa Benson

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4/24 Mike Luckovich: North Carolina monitor | Mike Luckovich

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04/27 Mike Luckovich: Acceptance | Mike Luckovich

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General Election Preview: 04/30/2016 Cartoon by Sage Stossel

Cartoon by Sage Stossel - General Election Preview

 

04/28 Mike Luckovich: Second Choice | Mike Luckovich

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I saw a post on Facebook the other day, mentioning the irony in these Republican assholes…passing all these bathroom bills and shit for the “protection of our daughters and sons” in restrooms against perverts. And yet at the same time, begging for a lesser sentence of an actual prosecuted child molester and former House Speaker…Denny Hasert.

04/28/2016 Cartoon by Lisa Benson

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This one is insulting, at least to my Thelma and Louis sensibilities:

04/28/2016 Cartoon by Chan Lowe

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04/28/2016 Cartoon by Paul Berge

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Another reference to a beloved movie, Rosebud anyone?

04/28/2016 Cartoon by Tim Eagan

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04/28/2016 Cartoon by Phil Hands for those who are waiting.

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04/25/2016 Cartoon by John Cole

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04/29 Mike Luckovich: Trump card. | Mike Luckovich

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I will end this with a mic drop, Obama style:

Obama Literally Drops The Mic

 

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You can see the mic drop at regular speed at the link above. Please do go check it out.

Here Are Obama’s Best Jokes From Tonight’s Sizzling White House Correspondents’ Dinner | Mother Jones

Watch Larry Wilmore Make Everyone Nervous At The 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner -Full Wilmore speech at that link…

Obama kills it at White House Correspondent Dinner (Full text and video)

Fox host has white hot ragespasm after Wilmore says N-Word to Obama

That is all folks…this is an open thread.


Wednesday Nite Lite: Sub In

Some funnies for you tonight.

03/02/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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03/02/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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03/02/2016 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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A few Cagle Cartoons:

KKK Voter For Trump by Political Cartoonist R.J. Matson

PENNSYLVANIA CHURCH CHILD ABUSE by Political Cartoonist Randy Bish

Refugees in EU by Political Cartoonist Marian Kamensky

european collaboration by Political Cartoonist Joep Bertrams

TrumpTrump Trump by Political Cartoonist Emad Hajjaj

Guantanamo tumour by Political Cartoonist Luojie

Trump Klan by Political Cartoonist Steve Sack

Trump ersticker by Political Cartoonist Keith Knight

the muslims are coming by Political Cartoonist Bill Schorr

King Trump by Political Cartoonist Kevin Siers

Justice Thomas speaks by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

Be sure to check those out, some of them are from foreign cartoonist…it will give you some perspective.

Clay Bennett: GOP 5 – Clay Bennett – Truthdig

D.T.s: 03/02/2016 Cartoon by V.C. Rogers

Cartoon by V.C. Rogers - D.T.s

03/01/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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STUPOR TUESDAY: 03/01/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - STUPOR TUESDAY

 

03/02/2016 Cartoon by Phil Hands

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 03/02/2016 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Trump Welcome: 03/02/2016 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Trump Welcome

03/02/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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03/02/2016 Cartoon by John Cole

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Donald Trump: 03/02/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Donald Trump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an open thread….