Wednesday Hump Day Reads: Shit, meet fan. 

Last night…

I stayed up as late as I could last night…but today I’ve been away from the news. So I do not know what has transpired since around 5 am. Anyway, let’s take a look at some cartoons.

In Like Flynn – Houston Chronicle

02/15 Mike Luckovich: Lock ‘er up! | Mike Luckovich

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BYE FLYNN: 02/15/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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02/15/2017 Cartoon by David Horsey

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02/15/2017 Cartoon by Lisa Benson

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02/15/2017 Cartoon by Tom Stiglich

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02/15/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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02/12/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Mar-a-Lago: 02/14/2017 Cartoon by Mike Keefe

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Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons: The days do pass…

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02/08 Mike Luckovich: Constitutional Apprentice. | Mike Luckovich

 

The days do pass…

…and the horror with each passing day becomes more unbearable.

 

For example: House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked | The Nation

In a little-noticed 6-3 vote today, the House Administration Committee voted along party lines to eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, which helps states run elections and is the only federal agency charged with making sure voting machines can’t be hacked. The EAC was created after the disastrous 2000 election in Florida as part of the Help America Vote Act to rectify problems like butterfly ballots and hanging chads. (Republicans have tried to kill the agency for years.) The Committee also voted to eliminate the public-financing system for presidential elections dating back to the 1970s.

“It is my firm belief that the EAC has outlived its usefulness and purpose,” said Committee chair Gregg Harper (R-MS), explaining why his bill transfers the EAC’s authority to the Federal Election Commission.

Doesn’t it make you want to puke? Curse the GOP? And then puke again?

Thirty-eight pro-democracy groups, including the NAACP and Common Cause, denounced the vote. “The EAC is the only federal agency which has as its central mission the improvement of election administration, and it undertakes essential activities that no other institution is equipped to address,” says the Brennan Center for Justice.

This move is particularly worrisome given reports that suspected Russian hackers attempted to access voter-registration systems in more than 20 states during the 2016 election. Moreover, the Presidential Commission on Election Administration set up by President Obama in 2014 outlined an “impending crisis” in voting technology and the Brennan Center found that 42 states used voting machines in 2016 that were at least a decade-old and at risk of failing. The EAC was the agency tasked with making sure these voting systems were both modernized and secure.

The EAC is not a perfect agency. It lacked a quorum of members from 2010 to 2014 and was paralyzed by inaction. Then, last year, its executive director unilaterally approved controversial proof-of-citizenship laws in Kansas, Georgia, and Alabama, which the federal courts subsequently blocked.

But given the threats to American democracy at this moment, the EAC needs to be strengthened, not replaced.

The whole last few weeks have been nothing but a farce, filled with ridiculous appointments, statements and orders. I no longer find things to be “ironic” but absurd…For instance, the last paragraph of this Nation article…

It’s particularly ironic that the Trump administration is preparing to launch a massive investigation into nonexistent voter fraud based on the lie that millions voted illegally while House Republicans are shutting down the agency that is supposed to make sure America’s elections are secure. It’s more proof of how the GOP’s real agenda is to make it harder to vote.

No fucking shit!!!!!!!!!!!

There is no fucking irony people. It is being done ON PURPOSE!!!!

How else does a fascist take over a government? How else does fascism and authoritarianism gain control? We are seeing it every minute of every day.

So here are the bloody cartoons. My life is so disgustingly depressing, not even these babies are laughing it up anymore for me…but maybe it will bring a smile to you all? I hope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/07/2017 Cartoon by David Horsey

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02/07/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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The backwards BS detector: 02/07/2017 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

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02/05 Mike Luckovich: Orange History Week. | Mike Luckovich

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Funny video below, enjoy it!

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Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons

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That is a cartoon from 2010, it sure does have meaning today, only I think a slight change would update the thing. Make that “Arizona” sign a US Border Crossing, and you have it made.

I AM WOMAN: 01/26/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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tRUMP LITMUS TEST: 01/31/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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01/31/2017 Cartoon by John Branch

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01/30/2017 Cartoon by John Branch

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01/26/2017 Cartoon by John Branch

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01/31/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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America banned from entering U.S.: 01/31/2017 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

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Stickin’ it to the elites: 01/24/2017 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Stickin' it to the elites

Muslim ban: 01/31/2017 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Muslim ban

Alternative facts: 01/24/2017 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Alternative facts

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Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons: US Good…Putin Bad

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Good Morning

Even this baby knows how bad things are.


I read a link on Facebook, it said that Twitter was deleting tRump’s Twit account. I got all excited!

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Of course, it is bullshit.

But isn’t it lovely to think so….that something like Twitter deleting tRump’s account, could actually happen.

Here are a few cartoons for you today. (My mom finally sees the oncologist today, so hopefully there is some action in the way of surgery planned. Soon.)

INTEL BREIFING: 01/06/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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NOT WHAT HE SAYS: 01/10/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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01/10/2017 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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Repeal and Destroy: 01/10/2017 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

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01/10/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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01/06/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Sponsor: 01/10/2017 Cartoon by Tim CampbellCartoon by Tim Campbell - Sponsor

01/09/2017 Cartoon by Tom Stiglich

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01/11 Mike Luckovich: Stay! | Mike Luckovich

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01/10Mike Luckovich: Moscow on the Hudson. | Mike Luckovich

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01/08 Mike Luckovich: Unglued carpet. | Mike Luckovich

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I love the way Luckovich draws tRump’s little hands.

01/06 Mike Luckovich: All ears. | Mike Luckovich

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Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons: What does the orange twit say now?


As you may have guessed, tRump was sounding off on his twatter again. You would think that the powers that be (if there is still a thing like…actually is looking out for the country’s best interest) that someone would take the man’s Twitter access away. Right?

But to put tRump’s bragging aside, yes please! The main thing getting attention last night on twitter was Bill O’Reilly. The asswipe is not even using dog whistles anymore. He is just whipping out the flagrant bigoted bullshit for all to see.

 

 
I don’t think these jerk offs are going to be subtle any longer.  Take this latest from Newt:

Gingrich says Trump can’t be expected to follow ethics laws, so Congress should change them for him

During a Monday appearance on NPR, Trump adviser Newt Gingrich argued that Congress should consider changing ethics laws so President-elect Donald Trump could freely mix his administration and his business interests.

“We’ve never seen this kind of wealth in the White House, and so traditional rules don’t work,” Gingrich said during a panel discussion on “The Diane Rehm Show.” “We’re going to have to think up a whole new approach.”

The “new approach” Gingrich has in mind also involves Trump liberally using his pardon powers to extract his advisers — including, at least during the presidential transition, three of his adult children — from whatever legal troubles they might find themselves in.

“In the case of the president, he has a broad ability to organize the White House the way he wants to. He also has, frankly, the power of the pardon,” Gingrich said, in comments first covered by Politico. “It’s a totally open power. He could simply say, ‘Look, I want them to be my advisers. I pardon them if anyone finds them to have behaved against the rules. Period.’ Technically, under the Constitution, he has that level of authority.”

Gingrich suggested Congress should consider changing ethics laws so Trump can freely intermingle his business interests and duties as president. He also floated the idea of a Trump-created “panel” led by former government officials that can help monitor his conflicts of interest.

“Congress can try to figure out how to do this,” he said. “I’ve suggested that people who are widely respected, like Attorney General [Michael] Mukasey, might — that the president-elect might want to form a panel who are sort of a review group, if that makes sense, and that the panel would monitor regularly what was going on and would offer warnings if they get too close to the edge.”

Can you believe this shit? Well…yeah of course you can.

And with that, here are your political cartoons for the week.

12/21 Mike Luckovich: Chachi’s unavailable. | Mike Luckovich

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12/20 Mike Luckovich: Mad baby. | Mike Luckovich

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12/18 Mike Luckovich: More the scarier. | Mike Luckovich

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12/16 Mike Luckovich: Wired. | Mike Luckovich

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So good….

Dealmakers: 12/21/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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12/21/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 12/21/2016 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

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12/14/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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12/21/2016 Cartoon by Chan Lowe

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12/15/2016 Cartoon by Chan Lowe

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Killing Human RIghts Activists: 12/21/2016 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez from Philippines Today

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12/20/2016 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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12/18/2016 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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The Republican Guide to Screwing the Working Class: 12/20/2016 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

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12/15 Mike Luckovich: Looney Trumpers. | Mike Luckovich

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Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons: Fuck this shit.

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12/14 Mike Luckovich: The real threat. | Mike Luckovich

I’m glad today is cartoon day, because after the super disturbing news feeds of slaughter in Aleppo, or the various tRump cabinet appointments/nominees and/or visitors to his Penthouse White House, be it breaking stories about tRump’s business ties are jeopardizing the US and the security threats they cause…and all the news from different states, how women are losing their rights and getting fucked with no source of day after pill. It is like every tweet that twit sends out only justifies the fear that grips me…and makes me numb.

 

 

 

 

12/13 Mike Luckovich: Hammer & combover. | Mike Luckovichlk121316-color

12/11 Mike Luckovich:Ho ho ho. | Mike Luckovich

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1211 Boyertoon: 12/11/2016 Cartoon by Jeffrey Boyer

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12/13/2016 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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Merry Christmas Vlad: 12/13/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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Gift Donations: 12/12/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Gift Donations

2016, a year to fear: 12/13/2016 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

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12/13/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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12/11/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Russian Hacking: 12/13/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Right Stuff: 12/11/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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News Hole: 12/09/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 12/13/2016 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

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12/13/2016 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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12/11/2016 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Smart Guy: 12/13/2016 Cartoon by Ed Hall

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Mr. Grinch: 12/12/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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Where Thanks Are Due: 12/11/2016 Cartoon by Sage Stossel

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12/09/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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12/08/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons: Kiss Asssssssss

I saw a post on Facebook yesterday, it said that Media Matters is changing their focus from primarily Fox News to fake news websites and Facebook. The post was from a Politco page on FB.  So I take it to be true….right?

Media Matters to pivot away from focus on Fox News, as it names new president – POLITICO

Then you have political editorial cartoons, which are beautiful things.

That’s about as close to the truth as you can get…meaning there is absolutely no false news reports in that imagery.

Romney Kisses Trump Butt | DarylCagle.com
That is a Cagle cartoon, and they are very obsessive about their cartoons. Now that article also includes a discussion on how he came up with the idea.

I will give you links to the Cagle Cartoons below and hope that you visit the site and check them out.

Many of these are from foreign cartoonist. So you can get the feel of how #tRump is being received around the world.

Flag burning and Trump

World Powers and Europe

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Mr. Fish: Red Menace – Mr. Fish – Truthdig

Mike Luckovich: Blind – Mike Luckovich – Truthdig

12/07 Mike Luckovich: Twit-elect. | Mike Luckovich

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12/02 Mike Luckovich: Shorthanded. | Mike Luckovich

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12/01 Mike Luckovich: Grand opening. | Mike Luckovich

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And from Politico Cartoonist Matt Wuerker:

12/05/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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12/01/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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12/05/2016 Cartoon by Chan Lowe

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12/05/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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Ain’t that the truth.

12/01/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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I think Dak may have used that Horsey one on her post this past week…

12/06/2016 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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12/06/2016 Cartoon by Phil Hands

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12/01/2016 Cartoon by Phil Hands

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Anti-Semitism roaches: 12/06/2016 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

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Trump Transition Team: 12/01/2016 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

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Swamp Tower: 12/06/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Recount: 12/05/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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The Elites: 12/05/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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12/06/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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12/02/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Pearl Harbor: 12/06/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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THE U.S. PRESIDENCY: 12/02/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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Burner: 12/01/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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NEW TEXAS LAW: 12/01/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - NEW TEXAS LAW

 

This is an open thread.

My mom has her specialist appointment today, this morning. We are driving down to Gainesville for that…so I’ve scheduled the post. I hope there are no formatting issues. If so, maybe Dak or BB can clean it up. I will try to pop in later on…if I can. Have a good day.