Wednesday Reads: Tank Girl Says It…Dems Got The House

We can turn this shit around!

 

Hey, I know…that is a little too positive, coming from someone like me…but even I have to grasp at some rays of hope. Yesterday, on my way to practice I took a picture of the sunset. It made me think of the future, in this way:

I said a little prayer, may this setting sun be the last of “tRumpian unaccountability”…and will tomorrow’s morning sun bring hope for our democracy.

That image of Tank Girl, it is morning…she is having tea and putting on her boots…preparing herself for the day’s ass kicking. We can turn this shit around! Let’s see what comes from winning the House?

 

Meanwhile, in Georgia:

As of 8:45 this morning, only 75,386 votes separate Kemp and Abrams…

Brian Kemp’s Lead in Georgia Needs an Asterisk – The Atlantic

The Democrat Stacey Abrams, a black woman, made a valiant effort to win the governor’s race in Georgia, one of the original 13 states, whose commitment to human bondage ensured that the U.S. Constitution would treat slavery with kid gloves. A state that was part of the Confederacy. A state scorched by Union General William Tecumseh Sherman in the Civil War. A state that refused to accept the outcome of that war, treating its black residents as second-class citizens—if that—until the federal government forced its hand, a century later, with the Voting Rights Act. She tried to write a new narrative for this state.

Although Abrams has not yet conceded, citing uncounted ballots, it looks as though the other side has won, and the narrative is the same as ever. Abrams didn’t have to fight just an electoral campaign; she had to fight a civil-rights campaign against the forces of voter suppression.

Indeed, I can’t quite bring myself to say that Abrams “lost,” because there’s an asterisk next to her Republican opponent’s victory.

Brian Kemp, who billed himself as a “Trump conservative,” refused to step aside as Georgia’s secretary of state; he ran for governor of a state while overseeing the elections in that state. Former President Jimmy Carter, a Georgian with much experience monitoring elections abroad, stressed that this conflict of interest ran “counter to the most fundamental principle of democratic elections—that the electoral process be managed by an independent and impartial election authority.”
Kemp had no intention of relinquishing a post he has held since 2010, and often wields as a weapon to cull Georgia’s electorate. He understood that he would need every trick in the book because he was up against a woman who, in addition to serving as the minority leader of the state’s House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, founded a formidable voter-registration organization, the New Georgia Project.[…]Under Kemp, Georgia purged more than 1.5 million voters from the rolls, eliminating 10.6 percent of voters from the state’s registered electorate from 2016 to 2018 alone. The state shut down 214 polling places, the bulk of them in minority and poor neighborhoods. From 2013 to 2016 it blocked the registration of nearly 35,000 Georgians, including newly naturalized citizens. Georgia accomplished this feat of disfranchisement based on a screening process called “exact match,” meaning the state accepted new registrations only if they matched the information in state databases precisely, including hyphens in names, accents, and even typos.[…]Days before the deadline to register for the November election, the Associated Press reported that Kemp had put 53,000 applicants on hold due to exact-match problems. An analysis of Kemp’s records found that 70 percent of those applicants were black. (Georgia is roughly 32 percent black.) Separately, the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union found that some 700 absentee-ballot applications and almost 200 absentee ballots were rejected by county officials due to a law mandating that the signatures on absentee applications and ballots visually match the signatures on file. Thus, poor penmanship was added to the list of crimes that can lead to disenfranchisement in Georgia.[…]

In the end, it looks like Kemp won. It’s impossible to know if his attempts to restrict the franchise are what pushed him over the line. But if the Georgia race had taken place in another country—say, the Republic of Georgia—U.S. media and the U.S. State Department would not have hesitated to question its legitimacy, if for no other reason than Kemp’s dual roles as candidate and election overseer. Of course, there were other reasons. As of this morning, he led by about 75,000 votes; more than 85,000 registrations were canceled through August 1 of this year alone.

Stacy Abrams is vowing not to concede until all votes are counted. I think she should demand a recount…as well.

 

 

 

This is a good thread to round up the tRump effect:

From down along this thread:

Other observations:

This piece of shit is gone:

And…

On that note, here are a few cartoons:

Blue Shadow: 11/07/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

Cartoon by Steve Artley - Blue Shadow

I think Boston Boomer had this in one of her post, but it is so good I have to repeat it:

Election Sticker: 11/07/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Election Sticker

11/06/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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I wonder what the rest of today will bring?

See you in the comments…this is an open thread.

 

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Wednesday Reads: Hurricane Michael and Cartoons

This is the most current NHC forecast for Hurricane Michael.

You can find more alert information here: HURRICANE MICHAEL

 

This is a GIF image from last night:

 

From the reports, it looks like the panhandle of Florida is gonna get the shit kicked out of ’em….and according to the MSNBC dude on Brian Williams show…”towns will no longer be recognizable.”

Ever since last years Irma, and the aftermath of that tree making our house into something of a taco shaped ruin…any breeze over 15 mph gets me nervous.

Here are your cartoons, starting with some from Facebook…

 

 

Thanks Susie: 10/08/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Thanks Susie

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 10/09/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Peas in a pod: 10/09/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Peas in a pod

Fab: 10/04/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Fab

10/09/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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10/08/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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That one was from a few days ago….

10/09/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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Beers For Brett: 10/09/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Beers For Brett

Senate Confirmation: 10/06/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Senate Confirmation

10/08/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Invertebrates: 10/08/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Invertebrates

A distrubing pattern: 10/08/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - A distrubing pattern

Trump finances: 10/05/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Trump finances

Attacking Dr. Ford: 10/04/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Attacking Dr. Ford

Judge of character: 10/04/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Judge of character

Senator McConnell and Mr. Hypocrite: 10/09/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

Cartoon by Steve Artley - Senator McConnell and Mr. Hypocrite

It’s a Hard Knock Trump: 10/07/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

Cartoon by Steve Artley - It's a Hard Knock Trump

10/07/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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HOW ????: 10/07/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - HOW ????

 

I know this one was in the comments yesterday…

10/10 Mike Luckovich: Credible witness

10/09 Mike Luckovich: Boilin’ in style

 

 

Hat Check-Head Check: 10/09/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Hat Check-Head Check

I will end with that one.

This is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: Bully for him…all of himz….

 

Last night I said a prayer…in Hebrew. (Yeah, I can remember that from all those years back when I “converted” for my first husband.) I lit my two candles and Temple of India incense before my Virgin Marys, Lady of Guadalupe, La Morenetas, Green Tara and Hillary Clinton statues…I pulled out all the stops, you would say, to ask for strength to get through this shit. Only to find out that the woman who the GOP dickwads at the Kavanaugh hearing have got to question Dr. Ford is the sexual assault prosecutor for Maricopa County.

Who is Rachel Mitchell, the Arizona prosecutor chosen to question Kavanaugh and his accuser? – The Washington Post

Mitchell is a registered Republican and has donated to the campaign of Mark Brnovich, Arizona’s Republican attorney general. But Nannetti, her predecessor and former supervisor, said that she has- never known Mitchell to be influenced by politics.

“Rachel will do her job as a professional,” Nannetti told The Washington Post. “And she will do it with the utmost respect to the committee. She does not play politics when it comes to anything involving her work.”

Under the leadership of then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office did not thoroughly investigate hundreds of sex crimes that were reported between 2005 and 2007. After those files were turned over to the county attorney’s office, Mitchell was one of the prosecutors who sorted through them to figure out which cases were still viable, Nannetti said. She later conducted training sessions for the sheriff’s office, in hopes of avoiding a repeat.

[…]

Mitchell has not entirely avoided controversy during her 26-year career at the county attorney’s office. In 2003, the Phoenix New Times reported that her office had declined to prosecute a man accused of physically abusing his quadriplegic wife. At the time, Mitchell said that it would be difficult to prove what happened, and that her office wouldn’t take a case if there wasn’t a likelihood that it would result in a successful prosecution. She also questioned the credibility of the woman, who had initially denied that she was being abused and then changed her story after filing for divorce.

In 2011, Mitchell’s office again faced criticism after a former Jehovah’s Witness elder was offered a plea agreement that allowed him to spend only six months in jail, which the New Times described as a “slap on the wrist.” At the time, Mitchell said that the victim’s allegations would be difficult to prove in court because he didn’t know the specific dates on which the alleged abuse took place.

I don’t know what to expect…I just want this bastard to be gone for good.

Some tweets of interest:

 

 

Cartoons, please!

trump UN SPEECH: 09/26/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - trump UN SPEECH

RAMMING SPEED: 09/20/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - RAMMING SPEED

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

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SHE SAID HE SAID

09/26/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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09/24/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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09/26/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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09/26/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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09/26/2018 Cartoon by David Horsey

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09/17/2018 Cartoon by David Horsey

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Eve of Battle: 09/26/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Eve of Battle

09/26/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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09/26/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump meets with Rosenstein: 09/26/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump meets with Rosenstein

Bruce Plante Cartoon: New drink for Cosby: 09/25/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: New drink for Cosby

 

 

 

This is an open thread….

 


Wednesday Reads: The Great Wall of Africa

 

 

NO, it is not The onion…

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moving on to Dr. Ford:

 

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

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

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Kavanaugh confirmation

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

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

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SHE SAID HE SAID

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

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Kavanaugh Defense

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

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Kavanaugh accuser

MEPATHY: 09/16/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - MEPATHY

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

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - The fake out

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

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Cyclone of denial

09/19/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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09/19/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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09/18/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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09/15/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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09/19/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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09/18/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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09/13/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

09/19/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Trade Fortune

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

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Supreme Groping

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

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Kavanaugh's oath

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

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - Duterte Silences His Critics

Put that Duterte cartoon into a tRump context….

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

And on that note…this is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: Florence and stuff

[Image of probabilities of 34-kt winds]

So, here is the latest on Florence:

The 11am advisory:

Hurricane Florence Public Advisory

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* South Santee River South Carolina to Duck North Carolina
* Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico
Rivers

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Edisto Beach South Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina
* North of Duck North Carolina to the North Carolina/Virginia border

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* South Santee River South Carolina to Duck North Carolina
* Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Edisto Beach South Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* North of Duck North Carolina to the North Carolina/Virginia border

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* North of the North Carolina/Virginia border to Cape Charles Light
Virginia
* Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort

Interests elsewhere in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states
should monitor the progress of Florence.






If you want to keep track, just keep looking at the National Hurricane Center website.

 

Cartoons, if you please:

9.11.2018: 09/11/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - 9.11.2018

The asshole could not even do that….

 

Is that “!” really necessary? What the fuck?

It was a signal of what was to come:

 

 

 

Of course he is spewing today…

I hate tRump. He is such a fucking asshole.

09/12/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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HURRICANE Florence: 09/12/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - HURRICANE Florence

Methane Regulations: 09/12/2018 Cartoon by Mike Keefe

Cartoon by Mike Keefe - Methane Regulations

 

Nick Anderson cartoon: 09/11/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

Nick Anderson cartoon: 09/08/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

Disgruntled: 09/11/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Disgruntled

Anonymous Resistance: 09/07/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Anonymous Resistance

09/12/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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09/11/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Brett – Roses are red: 09/10/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Brett - Roses are red

Pence Lie Detector: 09/09/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Pence Lie Detector

SUBPEONA: 09/07/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SUBPEONA

09/10/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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09/12/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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09/09/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 09/12/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 09/11/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Fear: 09/06/2018 Cartoon by Mike Keefe

Cartoon by Mike Keefe - Fear

Trumpism Monster: 09/12/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Trumpism Monster

Kavanaugh suddenly speaks the truth!: 09/12/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Kavanaugh suddenly speaks the truth!

09/11 Mike Luckovich: Settled Harm

09/09 Mike Luckovich: Can he tweet in there?

 

 

09/07 Mike Luckovich: Checks and balances

 

 

09/11/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

 

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Arnar Kristjansson Art – Home

And on that pleasant note…this is an open thread.

 


Wednesday Reads: Mirror, Mirror….

What’s new pussy grabber?

 

 

Now the cartoons:

08/29 Mike Luckovich: Mirror, mirror…

When John McCain drew a cartoon for Mike Luckovich:

 

 

 

08/29/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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08/23/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

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

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

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

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

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

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Mirror News and Political Cartoons

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

 

 

08/28/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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08/29/2018 Cartoon by Phil Hands

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

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - John McCain Drops the Mic on Trump

08/28/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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Servicemen: 08/29/2018 Cartoon by Sage Stossel

Cartoon by Sage Stossel - Servicemen

08/29/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Isakson Profile in Courage

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

Renaming Senate office building after McCain sparks GOP backlash | TheHill

 

08/28/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

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Connections: 08/22/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Connections

Kneeling: 08/28/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Kneeling

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

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Preying on the innocent

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

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Clean Power Plan repeal

08/28/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

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08/24/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

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McCain: 08/28/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - McCain

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

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Sewer Rats

08/28/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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08/23/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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08/28/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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This is an open thread.

 


Wednesday Reads: Headlines to Laugh at…

 

The GOP fear Cohen has “set road to impeachment” …are you fucking kidding me? That headline made me laugh like hell this morning. I don’t have a clue why it brought about so much hilarity. Maybe y’all have an idea?

Republicans fear Michael Cohen’s guilty plea set the road to Trump’s impeachment – Axios

Impeachment proceedings against President Trump went from a theoretical danger to a vivid reality with yesterday’s guilty plea by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, sources close to the White House tell Axios.

The big picture: Cohen’s guilty plea (with the president identified as “Individual-1”) said Trump directed him to arrange hush money during the 2016 campaign to keep women from speaking out about affairs — so Cohen was accusing Trump of pushing him to commit a crime. Look for Cohen’s statement to form the basis of a 2019 impeachment attempt if Democrats win control of the House in November.

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The plea by Cohen, paired in a split screen with the near-simultaneous conviction of Paul Manafort, is what Trump’s aides feared all along:

  • The Mueller investigation would lead these hardened investigators down rabbit holes that only Trump and his murky associates knew about.
  • The crimes detailed yesterday have nothing to do with colluding with Putin to throw an election — but are felonies, nonetheless.
  • And, in a stunning twist, the president’s former attorney — the guy who would yell obscenities at reporters and threaten them in the obsequious, unquestioningly loyal service of his boss — is now the greatest known threat to the Trump presidency.

Trump friends say for the first time that they’re worried about the president:

  • A source close to Trump said: “I must admit a bit of concern about what he [Trump] would do fully backed into a corner.”
  • “By striking a deal with Mr. Cohen that includes prison time,” the N.Y. Times reports, “federal authorities were aware of the risk that the president might pardon him.”
  • Maggie Haberman tweeted“Trump folks are worried about impeachment more than before. … Does not mean it will happen, but this has moved to a different stage in their minds.”

Presidential historian Jon Meacham brings in the orchestra, telling MSNBC:

  • “This is rather like the third week of June, 1973, when [former White House counsel] John Dean went to the Senate and began his testimony” before the Watergate committee.
  • “It’s not unlike … the second week in July in the same year, when [former Nixon White House aide] Alexander Butterfield revealedthat there was a White House taping system.”
  • “It’s the kind of moment that you can begin to see a genuine inflection point.”

Well, I’m not counting any chickens.

Let’s look at a few more funny headlines:

Michael Cohen’s Lawyer Lanny Davis Says Cohen Would Never Accept Trump’s Pardon : NPR

Bwahahahaaaaa!  Ok, how many of you think that tRump would ever, in a million years offer Cohen a pardon?

Dershowitz defends Trump, says every campaign violates campaign finance law | TheHill

I got nothing to say about that headline…it speaks for itself.

One thought however, oooooh what the Russians must have on Dershowitz.

Trump Praises Manafort for Refusing to ‘Break,’ Unlike Cohen, His Former Fixer – The New York Times

Yeah, Manafort ain’t no rat like Cohen and John Dean.

Bringing this Tweet from yesterday’s comments section, now this headline is primo…first class:

 

And now the cartoons:

This first one is from a cartoonist I never feature, because not only is he a avid tRump supporter, he is also a Jesus Freak…and his cartoons usually suck ass.

 

08/22/2018 Cartoon by Chip Bok

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This is the first cartoon he has done, that slightly mocks the tRump administration. (At least the first one that I have seen.)

08/22 Mike Luckovich: Guilty witches

08/21 Mike Luckovich: Huge parade.

 

 

 

GUILTY PLEAS: 08/22/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - GUILTY PLEAS

BE BEST summit: 08/21/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - BE BEST summit

Church Abuse: 08/20/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Church Abuse

THE ART of the SPIEL: 08/15/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - THE ART of the SPIEL

08/22/2018 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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08/22/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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08/22/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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08/17/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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08/15/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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Cohen guilty: 08/22/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Cohen guilty

Truth isn’t truth: 08/21/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Truth isn't truth

PA sexual abuse report: 08/19/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - PA sexual abuse report

08/22/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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08/22/2018 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

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08/22/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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08/22/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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08/21/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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Wheel of Dystopia: 08/22/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Wheel of Dystopia

Summer refreshment gentrification: 08/15/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Summer refreshment gentrification

Campaign Trail: 08/22/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Campaign Trail

Kindred Spirits: 08/20/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Kindred Spirits

 

Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/21/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/18/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

 

Rudy’s Truth: 08/21/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Rudy's Truth

 

Pennsylvania Predator: 08/17/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Pennsylvania Predator

 

This is an open thread, I will end with a video clip from the film Goodfellas…the scene is when Tommy shoots Spider dead. One of his reasons…he comes from a family of rats, he would have grown up to be a rat…