Wednesday Reads: Designed in the USA

 

If anyone saw the Rep. Pramila Jayapal interview last night on Chris Hayes…you know the absolute terror and disgust that can make an actual pain in your chest.

If you have not seen this interview, stop what you are doing right now, and watch it.

Rep. Jayapal: Mothers didn’t even get to say bye to kids

It will be very difficult, and the word difficult is not used lightly…but work your way through it. Feel the bitter pain, that chokes up and taste foul in the back of your throat. For that is the essence of a hateful authoritarian dictatorship rule, and when Hannah Arendt spoke of the Banality of Evil….let me tell you, it starts here….

More from Rep. Jayapal:

 

The situation is only getting worse….

 

I don’t know what the fuck the United States is anymore, it sure as hell isn’t a democracy…it has moved on past the point of the “breakdown” period. I truly think we are now at the beginning of the Totalitarian Regime of Trump.

… Arendt notes that loneliness can become both the seedbed and the perilous consequence of the isolation effected by tyrannical regimes:

In isolation, man remains in contact with the world as the human artifice; only when the most elementary form of human creativity, which is the capacity to add something of one’s own to the common world, is destroyed, isolation becomes altogether unbearable… Isolation then becomes loneliness.

[…]

While isolation concerns only the political realm of life, loneliness concerns human life as a whole. Totalitarian government, like all tyrannies, certainly could not exist without destroying the public realm of life, that is, without destroying, by isolating men, their political capacities. But totalitarian domination as a form of government is new in that it is not content with this isolation and destroys private life as well. It bases itself on loneliness, on the experience of not belonging to the world at all, which is among the most radical and desperate experiences of man.

This is why our insistence on belonging, community, and human connection is one of the greatest acts of courage and resistance in the face of oppression…

 

And let’s not forget the fiasco with Canada and our other allies….the isolation that has been the cornerstone of tRump’s rule in office:

What perpetuates such tyrannical regimes, Arendt argues, is manipulation by isolation — something most effectively accomplished by the divisiveness of “us vs. them” narratives. She writes:

Terror can rule absolutely only over men who are isolated against each other… Therefore, one of the primary concerns of all tyrannical government is to bring this isolation about. Isolation may be the beginning of terror; it certainly is its most fertile ground; it always is its result. This isolation is, as it were, pretotalitarian; its hallmark is impotence insofar as power always comes from men acting together…; isolated men are powerless by definition.

 

tRump has aligned the US with ruthless dictators and powerful authoritarian governments…because that is what the US as become.

Some updates on the North Korea Summit:

North Korea state media says Trump agreed to lift sanctions against North | Reuters

North Korean state media said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump had agreed to lift sanctions against the North in addition to providing security guarantees in the summit with the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, the previous day.

North Korea state media reporting Trump agreed to lift sanctions | TheHill

Both leaders signed an agreement committing the United States to unspecified “security guarantees” in exchange for denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula.

Trump reportedly offered to lift sanctions on the cash-strapped country in addition to those security guarantees, according to Reuters.

North Korea’s KCNA news agency cites Trump making the pledge to lift the economic barriers after saying the U.S. would end joint military exercises with South Korea.

Following the summit, Trump had indicated that sanctions would remainuntil North Korea began the denuclearization process saying of easing sanctions, “I hope it’s going to be soon. At a certain point, I actually look forward to taking them off.”

Reuters did not receive immediate comment from U.S. officials.

The Hill has also reached out to the White House for comment.

Ugh…

In other news, Steve King retweeted a Nazi: GOP lawmaker retweets prominent British neo-Nazi | TheHill

There seems to be a new Fox News/ tRump family connection in the “house” ….STASI: Fox should fire reporter Kimberly Guilfoyle, who can’t possibly stay neutral while dating a Trump kid – NY Daily News

And, tRump is keen on building a tRump Tower in North Korea:

North Korea ‘Could Have The Best Hotels’ On Its Beaches, Trump Raves To Kim | HuffPost

“They have great beaches,” Trump said at a news conference following the talks between the two leaders. “You see that whenever they’re exploding the canons into the ocean. I said look at that view. Wouldn’t that make a great condo beyond that?”

“You could have the best hotels in the world right there. Think of it from a real estate perspective,” Trump continued. “You have South Korea, you have China, and they own the land in the middle. How bad is that? Right? It’s great.”

Despite Trump’s grandiose suggestions, the U.S. State Department recommends against travel to North Korea. Federal authorities advise travelers to draft a will and “funeral wishes” before going.

I think that part about drafting a will and making funeral wishes is a dramatically different message to what the tRump admin is pushing.

Going back to the #Wherearethechildren and #FamiliesBelongTogether issue…

After the Chris Hayes interview, Rep. Jayapal posted this on her Twitter account:

 

Now the funnies…starting with this shit…no it ain’t no joke. This is fucking real:

Why Donald Trump showed Kim Jong-un a movie trailer at the North Korea summit – Axios

 

President Trump’s wooing of Kim Jong-un at the Singapore summit included the iPad showing (in English and Korean) of a “Destiny Pictures” movie trailer, made by the White House’s National Security Council, starring themselves saving the world.

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  • There are dunked basketballs, exploding bombs, flourishing labs and cities — all designed to show Kim what’s possible if he engages with the West, and to warn him darkly of the alternative.
  • From the voiceover: “Only the very few will make decisions or take actions that renew their homeland and change the course of history … Two men. Two leaders. One destiny. … A story about a special moment in time when a man is presented with one chance that may never be repeated. What will he choose?”
  • From Trump’s presser: “I showed it to him … toward the end of the meeting. And I think he loved it. … [W]e had it on a cassette … an iPad.  … [A]bout eight of their representatives were watching it, and I thought they were fascinated.”

Jonathan Swan’s sources help illuminate Trump’s thinking:

  • Trump thinks of his presidency in cinematic terms — with himself as star, producer, director, writer and critic. Now, backed by the resources of the United States government, he’s a studio, too.
  • The president is very aware of his celebrity and how people view him.
  • Kim is a young tyrant obsessed with pop culture.
  • So by literally casting the two of them in a movie, Trump’s was celebritizing the summit, and aiming at Kim’s sweet spot.

The White House is very proud of the video: Vice President Pence showed it at yesterday’s weekly Senate Republican luncheon.

  • Garrett Marquis, National Security Council spokesman: “The video was created by the NSC to help the President demonstrate the benefits of complete denuclearization, and a vision of a peaceful and prosperous Korean Peninsula.”

And if you want to see the video…just go to the White House facebook page..yeah, can you believe this shit?

 

06/13/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Exactly….yes to this one Nick Anderson!

 

06/13/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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06/12/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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06/12/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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Uh, that one from Signe is spot on.

 

Nick Anderson cartoon: 06/12/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

The Handshake: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - The Handshake

Neighbors to the North: 06/12/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Neighbors to the North

G-7 Summit: 06/10/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - G-7 Summit

06/13/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

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Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump and Kim Jong Un meet: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump and Kim Jong Un meet

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

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06/13/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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06/13/2018 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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06/12/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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06/12/2018 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

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Allies of Evil: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Allies of Evil

Rudy: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by James Silk

Cartoon by James Silk - Rudy

The best deals: 06/13/2018 Cartoon by James Silk

Cartoon by James Silk - The best deals

06/12/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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U.S.-N.K. SUMMIT: 06/12/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - U.S.-N.K. SUMMIT

G7 2018: 06/11/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - G7 2018

Statue of Cruelty: 06/12/2018 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

Cartoon by Steve Greenberg - Statue of Cruelty

I think the kid should be younger in that cartoon…but that is only my opinion.

 

 

 

And that will about do it for me…

 

One more thing before we go:

See this?

It is from a water bottle I bought at Walmart…see what it says…”Designed in the USA.”  What a fucking joke…

You know what else is funny…Walmart bicycles say they are assembled in the USA…you what to know what that means?

It means that some store employee puts the bike together in the back room, cute? Yeah, all the parts come from somewhere overseas…innit funny?

“Assembled in the USA.”

“Designed in the USA.”

The mutthafukkin joke is on us.

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Wednesday Reads: Being ladylike does not require silence…

“Being ladylike does not require silence,” Betty Ford told the audience at the Greater Cleveland Congress of International Women’s Year.

I don’t know about you, but I need to take a break from everything…so before we get to the cartoons, I will post some empowering messages.

And a few messages that scream, don’t stay silent!

AAEC News: A Statement from the AAEC Board on Rob Rogers and the Post-Gazette

Have You Seen Me?

The longtime cartoonist for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has gone missing. Actually, we know exactly where Rob Rogers is—at his desk creating the excellent award-winning editorial cartoons he is famous for. But it’s those cartoons that have been missing for over a week from the Post-Gazette editorial pages, though we know Rob is drawing them because new cartoons are being posted on the web.

It doesn’t take much to connect the dots between the absence of Rob’s left-leaning cartoons and the recent arrival of a Trump-supporting editorial page editor. We would take this opportunity to remind all editorial page editors that their responsibility is to the readers (among whom in Pittsburgh, Rogers cartoons are wildly popular) and to the open and ongoing search for truth in contending opinions. The editorial pages are a public forum, not a members-only private resort in Florida.

https://www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby/posts/1617003241682309

Now for the cartoons:

06/05/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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06/04/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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Trump world: 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Trump world

#WearOrange: 06/03/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - #WearOrange

CHANGE A WORD: 06/04/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - CHANGE A WORD

trump legacy: 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - trump legacy

Pardoning Himself: 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Pardoning Himself

06/01/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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06/05/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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I like the way he has drawn tRumps mouth….it looks like an asshole.

Trade War: 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Trade War

Pardon: 06/03/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Pardon

Immigrant Kids: 06/01/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Immigrant Kids

Ambien: 05/31/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Ambien

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Immigration : 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Immigration

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump Diplomacy: 06/03/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump Diplomacy

05/31/2018 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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Dictator: 06/05/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

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I think that cartoon above is very good.

06/03/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Claudia Patrica Gomez Gonzalez: 06/02/2018 Cartoon by Eric J Garcia

Cartoon by Eric J Garcia - Claudia Patrica Gomez Gonzalez

Just a friendly reminder that the president fancies himself a monarch who is above the law and can pardon himself of any and all crimes. • #pardon #pardonme #emperortrump #kingtrump #ladyjustice #justice #doj #departmentofjustice #rudygiuliani #giuliani #presidentialpardon #iamnotacrook #lockhimup #abovethelaw #votethemout #holdthemaccountable #bluewave #bluewave2018

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Wednesday Reads: Made in tRump ‘Mercia

 

Harley-Davidson made in Thailand?

Tax cuts aren’t saving jobs at Harley-Davidson – Vox

In September 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan traveled to a Harley-Davidson plant in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, to tout the Republican tax bill, which President Trump would sign later that year. “Tax reform can put American manufacturers and American companies like Harley-Davidson on a much better footing to compete in the global economy and keep jobs here in America,” Ryan told workers and company leaders.

Four months later and 500 miles away in Kansas City, Missouri, 800 workers at a Harley-Davidson factory were told they would lose their jobs when the plant closed its doors and shifted operations to a facility in York, Pennsylvania — a net loss of 350 jobs. Workers and union representatives say they didn’t see it coming.

Just days later, the company announced a dividend increase and a stock buyback plan to repurchase 15 million of its shares, valued at about $696 million.

It’s a pattern that’s played out over and over since the tax cuts passed — companies profit, shareholders reap the benefits, and workers get left out. Corporate stock buybacks hit a record $178 billion in the first three months of 2018; average hourly earnings for American workers are up 67 cents over the past year. Harley-Davidson is an American symbol, and President Trump has trotted it out as an example of business success. But as it’s getting its tax cut, it’s outsourcing jobs and paying shareholders.

What will those tough tRump bikers drive now?

Harley Davidson is shutting down a US factory and moving jobs to Bangkok after cashing in on Trump’s tax cut

Adding insult to injury, the company announced plans to open a production facility in Thailand later in 2018, explaining it has nothing to do with jobs, but to get around tariffs President Trump has called for on steel from overseas and avoid a possible $30 million increase in costs.

Workers in Kansas City aren’t buying it.

“Part of my job is being moved to York, but the other part is going to Bangkok,” claimed Richard Pence, a Harley machinist working at the Kansas City plant, in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, adding the company is already packing up the plant and that he suspects some of the machinery is heading overseas.

“These companies are taking tax breaks with one hand and handing out pink slips with the other,” said International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers President Bob Martinez Jr in a statement. “I’m going to call it like I see it … this is a corporate ambush on working people.”

“I think there’s going to be a big layoff in August and an even bigger one in October. After that, we will basically have a few hundred people left to finish out the Sportster line through the next model-year next spring. Then, that will be it for us,” Pence — an employee of Harley Davidson for over 21 years — added, before stating, “It’s sort of like the horse is out of the barn now.”

That’s it…horses…those tRump bikers can ride horses!

Because this horse’s ass:

tRump just does’t give a shit about the employees of Harley-Davidson…

 

Stacy Abrams won the Democratic Primary for Governor of Georgia last night…by a whopping 74%!

No American State Has Ever Had a Black Female Governor — But Stacey Abrams Is Now in Position to Be the First | Alternet

Stacey Abrams won the Democratic primary for the governor’s race in Georgia Tuesday night, putting her in position to be the first black woman to become governor in the history of the United States. No major party has ever nominated a black woman to be governor before, and only a handful of black men have ever been elected as state governors.

The former state legislator won with overwhelming support in the primary. She defeated Stacey Evans, also a former state legislator, and early indications suggest that her Republican opponent will have to be decided after the primary election goes to a runoff.

Abrams won support and praise from many corners. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow called her “one of the most charismatic politicians of her generation.”

Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History – The New York Times

Georgia Democrats selected the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States on Tuesday, choosing Stacey Abrams, a liberal former State House leader, who will test just how much the state’s traditionally conservative politics are shifting.

By defeating Stacey Evans, also a former state legislator, Ms. Abrams also became Georgia’s first black nominee for governor, a prize that has eluded earlier generations of African-American candidates in the state. The general election is sure to draw intense national attention as Georgia voters determine whether a black woman can win in the Deep South, a region that has not had an African-American governor since Reconstruction.

She will face either Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the top Republican vote getter Tuesday, or Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Mr. Cagle and Mr. Kemp will vie for their party’s nomination in a July runoff.

Listen to her speech from last night…you will see how powerful she is, I am so happy she has won. Yeah, I voted for her too.

Watch Stacey Abrams’ victory speech – CNN Video

Video at that link.

Here is a review of the election results:

Republicans played it safe, Democrats picked fresh faces – Axios

One more thing…

Now some cartoons:

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 05/22/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

 

My cousin Santana graduated on Monday…I told her the same thing.

Graduation: 05/20/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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05/23/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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05/23/2018 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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turned tables: 05/23/2018 Cartoon by Peter Dunlap-Shohl

Cartoon by Peter Dunlap-Shohl - turned tables

Ballcap semiotics: 05/23/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Ballcap semiotics

05/23 Mike Luckovich: That’s gotta hurt. | Mike Luckovich

 

N. Korea Summit: 05/23/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - N. Korea Summit

Mo “Box of Rocks” Brooks: 05/20/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Mo

05/22/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Justice Department Tampering: 05/22/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Justice Department Tampering

Nick Anderson cartoon: 05/22/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

School Shooting Survivor: 05/22/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - School Shooting Survivor

The King’s speech: 05/22/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - The King's speech

 

This next couple of cartoons are from 2016:

And on that note, I’ll end it there. This is an open thread.


Wednesday Reads: OJ did it…why can’t tRump?

 

I don’t know why…but this post above from early this morning had me laughing, like the shit was really about to hit the fan.

If any of you watched Maddow last night, you may have seen the foreshadowing. Just why certain actions…and letters of request for key promises from attorney generals, specifically…the DOJ line of succession. Starting with Rod Rosenstein down the top five in the Department of Justice….Senate Democrats ask DoJ officials to protect Mueller from Trump  That link will take you to the video segment. It is too good for you to miss it.

At the end of that segment, Maddow ask why now? Well, I guess maybe this could be the answer:

 

That will take you to the actual docs filled with the court…

I just want to post a few more tweets, on various outrageous shit:

And tell me, what the fuck is this shit?

Now the cartoons, did you forget today was Wednesday?

WILL WORK FOR FOOD: 03/28/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - WILL WORK FOR FOOD

JOHN neocon BOLTON: 03/27/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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03/28/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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03/28/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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03/26/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Rick’s First Aid: 03/28/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Break-In: 03/27/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Break-In

Poking Mueller: 03/23/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Poking Mueller

FBI Bravery: 03/22/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - FBI Bravery

Panic Attack: 03/27/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Panic Attack

Stay Home: 03/26/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Stay Home

Branches of Government: 03/28/2018 Cartoon by Mike Keefe

Cartoon by Mike Keefe - Branches of Government

Post-Facebook privacy breakthrough: 03/28/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Post-Facebook privacy breakthrough

John Bolton: 03/27/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - John Bolton

Kids March/Cranky NRA: 03/27/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Kids March/Cranky NRA

And then there is this shit:

03/27/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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I only put this one up to show how awful the right can be…this is from a right leaning cartoonist.

03/27/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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And with that, I will end this thread…it is open of course.

I wanted to share some pictures from yesterday, we went to Asheville and meet my Aunt Celeste for lunch. This is an artsy fartsy district and some pictures of a haunted bridge and cemetery.

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Wednesday Reads: Too Close and Too F’d Up

Well, as I write this post…the election in PA is too close to call…and it is up to the absentee ballots. I will have the latest results posted below:

**NBC has called this an apparent win for Lamb**

See time stamp on that tweet for reference.

News broke last night that Stephen Hawking passed away:

Now for the cartoons:

Local Election: 03/13/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Local Election

Saccone Disclaimers: 03/11/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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03/13/2018 Cartoon by Tom Stiglich

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Digital Attack: 03/13/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Digital Attack

WANTING JOB: 03/07/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - WANTING JOB

Nick Anderson cartoon: 03/13/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

Nick Anderson cartoon: 03/10/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

Nick Anderson cartoon: 03/08/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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03/12/2018 Cartoon by Tom Stiglich

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03/13/2018 Cartoon by David Cohen

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03/09/2018 Cartoon by David Cohen

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Trump’s Small Pause: 03/13/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

Cartoon by Steve Artley - Trump's Small Pause

Protectionism: 03/09/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Protectionism

03/13/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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03/12/2018 Cartoon by David Horsey

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03/11/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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03/08/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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Uh…I really don’t like the comparison of Clarice to Trump…

This is an open thread….


Wednesday Reads: Bloody Discounts

For your consideration today:

On the gun control fight….

Who is Dana Loesch? The NRA’s defender after the Florida shooting | US news | The Guardian

 

But as students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida last week continue to speak out publicly against the NRA’s “blood money,” the gun-rights group has announced that it will send spokeswoman Dana Loesch to participate in Wednesday’s CNN town hall conversation with Parkland shooting survivors.

The move comes as the NRA appears to be attempting to dial down attention to the speech that longtime leader Wayne LaPierre is scheduled to give at CPAC later this week. Instead it is putting Loesch in the spotlight.

 

Florida school shooting: Survivors confront lawmakers, other students march in solidarity – CNN

Just one week after surviving a massacre that killed 17 people, grieving students confronted Florida lawmakers Wednesday to demand a ban on assault weapons.

As they took up their fight in Tallahassee, students from Palm Beach to Washington walked out in solidarity — disgusted by yet another school massacre with no change in gun laws.
Here are the latest developments:

Go to the link to read the latest…

 

 

Here is something of interest, it is the National Rifle Association – Member Discount List   this links to the state of Georgia…however, if you go to the page you can search for your own state’s discount list. Funny…one of the lawyers I used to work for is on the Georgia list. He used to tell me all the time, he was a “Christian” first. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

 

Security Clearance: 02/18/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Security Clearance

American: 02/16/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - American

Politicizing Parkland: 02/20/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Politicizing Parkland

Business As Usual: 02/21/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Business As Usual

Watching The Door: 02/20/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Watching The Door

Hand Puppets: 02/19/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Hand Puppets

School of Glock: 02/21/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - School of Glock

02/20/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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You may remember this cartoon from last week…

 

 

02/20/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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Wednesday Reads: Such a nice guy…

A card tRump could never send…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

When you got friends…who needs lawyers? Wait, or is that vice versa…

Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket – The New York Times

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, said on Tuesday that he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a pornographic-film actress who had once claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump.

In the most detailed explanation of the 2016 payment made to the actress, Stephanie Clifford, Mr. Cohen, who worked as a counsel to the Trump Organization for more than a decade, said he was not reimbursed for the payment.

“Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” Mr. Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times. “The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.”

He declined to answer several follow-up questions, including whether Mr. Trump had been aware that he made the payment, what the motivation was or whether he had made similar payments to other people over the years.

Mr. Cohen has previously said that Mr. Trump has denied an affair with Ms. Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels.

Cohen’s statement about what he called “a private transaction” was the first time that he has acknowledged a role in the payment, which was first reported in January by The Wall Street Journal.

Gee, hell of a guy.

tRump has great lawyers, huh? Remember this?

Trump’s lawyer claims responsibility for president’s problematic tweet – NBC News

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer took responsibility Sunday for a tweet that Trump sent the previous day, in which the president said for the first time that he knew his former security adviser, Michael Flynn, had lied to the FBI before he fired Flynn in February.

The tweet caused an uproar in Washington because it implied Trump knew Flynn had committed a felony — lying to the FBI — when he told then-FBI director James Comey to go easy on Flynn the day after the firing.

Interfering in the FBI’s investigation could be construed as obstructing justice, potentially creating legal jeopardy for Trump. Within a few hours, Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, stepped in to say that he wrote the tweet, not the president.

Dowd told NBC News that he drafted the tweet and then sent it to White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino to publish. When asked for the original email he sent to Scavino, Dowd said he dictated it orally.

 

 

Cartoons to the rescue:

Jasper and the First Amendment: 02/13/2018 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - Jasper and the First Amendment

Valentine to Hope: 02/13/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Valentine to Hope

Rob Porter: 02/12/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Rob Porter

 

02/13/2018 Cartoon by Lisa Benson

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Nick Anderson cartoon: 02/13/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

02/13/2018 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

Cartoon by Kevin Siers -

02/09/2018 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

Cartoon by Kevin Siers -

Doug Jones rains on Gop parade: 02/13/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Doug Jones rains on Gop parade

02/09/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe -

Trump Bone Spur Salute: 02/08/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Trump Bone Spur Salute

The Flu: 02/11/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - The Flu

Deficits: 02/13/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Deficits

02/09/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 02/13/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

02/13/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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02/10/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

Cartoon by Joe Heller -

Media Magnet: 02/13/2018 Cartoon by Eric J Garcia

Cartoon by Eric J Garcia - Media Magnet

I think the best thing about that cartoon is the dead squirrel on top of tRump’s head.

02/13/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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02/12/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies -

One Korea: 02/13/2018 Cartoon by Rob RogersCartoon by Rob Rogers - One Korea

Gerrymandered State: 02/12/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Gerrymandered State

Deficit Apocalypse: 02/11/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Deficit Apocalypse

Visitors: 02/13/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Visitors

 

 

Parade: 02/09/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Parade

 

 

 

 

 

This next cartoon is from 1941:

And I will end it with that magnificent cartoon from Luckovich…

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