Wednesday Reads: Nyet?

 

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - No Government, No Problem!

No Government, No Problem!: 01/16/2019 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Good afternoon.

Just cartoons today…

Trump Agent: 01/15/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Trump Agent

Russian Agent: 01/16/2019 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Russian Agent

 

01/16/2019 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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01/15/2019 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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01/15/2019 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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01/16/2019 Cartoon by MStreeter

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White Supremacy: 01/15/2019 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - White Supremacy

Boy Who Cried: 01/11/2019 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Boy Who Cried

Emergency: 01/10/2019 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Emergency

01/16/2019 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

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How the mighty have fallen: 01/16/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - How the mighty have fallen

Unlikable: 01/09/2019 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Unlikable

Duterte and the Road to Authoritarianism: 01/16/2019 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - Duterte and the Road to Authoritarianism

01/15/2019 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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01/15/2019 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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01/16 Mike Luckovich: Now frowned upon

01/15 Mike Luckovich: Earn cash fast

 

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01/16/2019 Cartoon by MStreeter

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Wednesday Reads: Screw those virtual hugs.

 

Take your virtual hugs and fuck off….

 

I think that social media is turning everyone into anti-social assholes.

I went to a Christmas party this holiday season…it was a small party, when I got there I gave the people hugs. Why? Well…because it was fucking Christmas…and because I am an affectionate person and…being Latin, it is part of our DNA…you hug people you care about, especially if it is a fucking Christmas party.

Dammit, I could feel the animosity…

 

It seems as if the Facebook society has given people the excuse to become pseudo-Zuckerburgs.  By that, I mean…adopting an emotionally inept attitude, lacking any sentimental bonds or real human connection that is not some kind of fake fucking virtual “like” or “love” emoji.  In other words, behaving like a robotic asshole.

It is all bullshit….so damn sick of those “No Touch” memes:

 

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Welcome to a world where the only acceptable hug…is the virtual one you get over the fucking social network.

 

Here is my reply, via emoji:

 #🖕🏻🖕🏼🖕🏽🖕🏾🖕🏿

 

 

Sorry for the rant…

Now the cartoons:

2019..fingers crossed: 01/01/2019 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - 2019..fingers crossed

The hangover: 01/01/2019 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - The hangover

 

12/30 Mike Luckovich: Happy New Year

01/01/2019 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 01/01/2019 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

New Year Baby: 12/31/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - New Year Baby

01/01/2019 Cartoon by MStreeter

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Bruce Plante Cartoon: Happy New Year?: 01/01/2019 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Happy New Year?

2019 eve: 12/31/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - 2019 eve

WINDFALL: 12/30/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - WINDFALL

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Wednesday Reads: Flynn Splayed

Well, yesterday Judge Sullivan kicked Michael Flynn’s ass…it was a beautiful thing.

Take a look at the following links to get caught up if you missed it:

Rachel Maddow 12/18/18 | MSNBC the full episode from last night!

Judge shocks court with harsh rebuke of Flynn; sentencing delayed

Was Michael Flynn Still Working For Turkey While He Worked In The White House? | Crooks and Liars

Flynn sentencing postponed | Suburban Guerrilla. Susie Madrak

Hullabaloo What the hell is it? by Tom Sullivan

What did Flynn Know about Russian ties to Trump and When did he Know it? Juan Cole

The Trump Foundation was also forced to shut down yesterday. (Leaving the 900+ bucks left in its accounts to be divided up among charities per the NY Attorney General’s discretion. Via MSNBC)

Corruption allegations force Trump to dissolve charity foundation

And…Chris Cuomo released a letter of intent on the Trump Moscow Tower:

CNN obtains Russia documents signed by Trump

In response to the massive breaks yesterday, the headlines today…especially the last hour, seem to jump out like:

Hey, what do you know?

Trump claims U.S. has defeated ISIS in Syria | Reuters

Trump Admin Reportedly Preparing to Pull Out of Syria

Trump Blasts Off on Twitter as His Charity Dissolves

 

Anyway, here are your cartoons for the day:

 

12/19/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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12/19/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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12/18/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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12/18/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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Maria Ressa and the Freedom of the Press: 12/19/2018 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - Maria Ressa and the Freedom of the Press

 

Maria Ressa exposed Duterte’s drug war in the Philippines. Now she faces a possible prison term – CNN

Images and stories from Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugshave shocked audiences worldwide, as bodies have stacked up in cities across the country, many of them victims of extrajudicial and vigilante killings.

While the government has hardly been shy about its intention to go after both dealers and users, hard data on the number of killings has often been tough to come by. One indispensable source of information, both for the international media and readers in the Philippines has been the upstart news site Rappler, which is now facing a reckoning with the government it has been a dogged check upon.
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and her company were formally indicted on multiple counts of tax evasion last week, charges critics say are politically motivated and designed to silence independent media in the southeast Asian country.

12/18/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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12/18/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

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12/18/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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12/16/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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12/13/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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Face melt: 12/17/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Face melt

Melania sees Santa: 12/15/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Melania sees Santa

Maria Butina guilty: 12/14/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Maria Butina guilty

12/14/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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12/19/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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12/19 Mike Luckovich: Flag on the side

 

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Wednesday Reads: Pelosi, The Wall

 

 

 

12/12 Mike Luckovich: Wall protecting America

That has to be the best representation of the theatrics played out before the cameras yesterday, during the stage show given in the Oval Office.

 

Trump’s heated meeting in the Oval Office – CNN Video

 

(Something is up with WordPress…Images are not loading correctly. Hopefully you can see these cartoons.)

 

This next cartoon from Eric Garcia hits home if anyone has seen the latest series of Narcos: Mexico…

Bury Bush: 12/12/2018 Cartoon by Eric J Garcia

Cartoon by Eric J Garcia - Bury Bush

12/12/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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12/07/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 12/11/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 12/07/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

 

Chief of Staff: 12/12/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Chief of Staff

Market Plunge: 12/10/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Market Plunge

Redacted: 12/06/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Redacted

Gut Reaction: 12/01/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Gut Reaction

Tips for holiday cheer: 12/12/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Tips for holiday cheer

The Refugee Cycle: 12/05/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - The Refugee Cycle

Duterte Squashing Dissent: 12/12/2018 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - Duterte Squashing Dissent

12/11/2018 Cartoon by Bob Gorrell

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Blood Brothers: 12/11/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Blood Brothers

SHUT DOWN: 12/12/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SHUT DOWN

President Potty Mouth: 12/09/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - President Potty Mouth

December 7: 12/07/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - December 7

Federal court filings: 12/11/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Federal court filings

12/11/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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12/11/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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12/11 Mike Luckovich: Shipmates

 

And…the latest news:

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison

A federal judge in New York sentenced President Donald Trump’s former long-time attorney Michael Cohen to 36 months imprisonment on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to several charges earlier this year, according to multiple reports.

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Wednesday Reads: Bawk, Bawk. Wait, I mean…Gobble, Gobble.

 

 

And that cartoon above…was drawn before tRump’s statement yesterday: Trump signals Saudis won’t face severe punishment for Khashoggi killing | TheHill

Trump refused to blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Khashoggi’s killing even though the CIA has reportedly concluded that the crown prince ordered his assassination.

 

 

Too much going on in the news…I’m just going to hit you with the cartoons. For now…

Questions: 11/20/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Questions

Facebook Denial: 11/16/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Facebook Denial

Oh, and btw, Child bride in South Sudan sold in Facebook auction – CNN

I hate Facebook. (I don’t know, but it took me a couple of times to type out Facebook. I kept typing Fuckbook.)

11/20/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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11/20/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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Bruce Plante Cartoon: Uncle Sam and Facebook: 11/18/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Uncle Sam and Facebook

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Roy Clark: 11/16/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Roy Clark

Attacking the press: 11/20/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Attacking the press

11/20/2018 Cartoon by Gary Varvel

Emergency response: 11/14/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Emergency response

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 11/20/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 11/18/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 11/17/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

11/20/2018 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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11/18/2018 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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11/20/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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11/20/2018 Cartoon by John Cole

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At the BORDER—- caravan??: 11/19/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - At the BORDER---- caravan??

MAKING CALLS: 11/18/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - MAKING CALLS

AT the BORDER…… still: 11/18/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - AT the BORDER...... still

Georgia Governor Race: 11/17/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Georgia Governor Race

11/20/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Rake the Floor: 11/19/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Rake the Floor

11/21 Mike Luckovich: Karma

11/20 Mike Luckovich: Slight the troops

11/18 Mike Luckovich: Pussies galore.

11/16 Mike Luckovich: The enemy!

 

11/15 Mike Luckovich: Still counting

 

 

 

 

11/16/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Wednesday Reads: Worst Responder

 

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Worst Responder

Worst Responder: 11/13/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Yeah, I’m just diving in with the cartoons:

Vet friend: 11/13/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Vet friend

Yup….

California Fires: 11/12/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - California Fires

 

Press Caravan: 11/09/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Press Caravan

A Higher Caliber: 11/13/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

Cartoon by Steve Artley - A Higher Caliber

11/10/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

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11/09/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

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Poppy: 11/11/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Poppy

Matt “the Gavel” Whitaker: 11/09/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Matt "the Gavel" Whitaker

BIGGEST win: 11/07/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - BIGGEST win

Sailing Away: 11/13/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Sailing Away

11/11/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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11/08 Mike Luckovich: That’s an order!

11/09 Mike Luckovich: Sarah Lietome

11/11 Mike Luckovich: Again and again

 

11/14 Mike Luckovich: Walking wounded

11/13 Mike Luckovich: SuperStan

Oh, there was so many cartoons this week….

I can imagine more will come from the latest crap breaking last evening, or as someone on MSNBC called it, Tuesday night.

Five days of fury: Inside Trump’s Paris temper, election woes and staff upheaval – The Washington Post

As he jetted to Paris last Friday, President Trump received a congratulatory phone call aboard Air Force One. British Prime Minister Theresa May was calling to celebrate the Republican Party’s wins in the midterm elections — never mind that Democrats seized control of the House — but her appeal to the American president’s vanity was met with an ornery outburst.

Trump berated May for Britain not doing enough, in his assessment, to contain Iran. He questioned her over Brexit and complained about the trade deals he sees as unfair with European countries. May has endured Trump’s churlish temper before, but still her aides were shaken by his especially foul mood, according to U.S. and European officials briefed on the conversation.

For Trump, that testy call set the tone for five days of fury — evident in Trump’s splenetic tweets and described in interviews with 14senior administration officials, outside Trump confidants and foreign diplomats, many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

 

 

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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?

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