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.

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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: 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…


Wednesday Reads: 37% of Dumbfvcks is still a lot of Dumbfvcks!

 

Last night on the Chris Hayes show… the two guest were talking about the 36-38 percent of polls that continuously believe every fucking word tRump says, whatever tRump says…

Poll: Most think Trump lying about Russia probe

The president is relentlessly attacking Robert Mueller and what he keeps calling the “witch hunt.” A new poll finds it isn’t working.

That is the link to the video from the show….it is only 5 minutes if you didn’t see it last night.

 

How many times do we have to kick this dead horse?

37%!!!!!!

It is always the same.

I see people on The Last Word, discussing how tapes of tRump saying the N-word will be very bad for tRump:

We all know that 37% won’t be upset about tRump’s use of the N-word…hell, it will only delight his followers.

 

 

 

I think it is painfully clear….nothing tRump does…will get him what he truly deserves. Impeachment and prison.

 

It is all super bullshit.

 

Now the cartoons:

08/15 Mike Luckovich: Sheet yes!

Yes, exactly!

08/09/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 08/14/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

 

Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/11/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

 

Melania’s Parents: 08/14/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Melania's Parents

SPACE FARCE: 08/13/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SPACE FARCE

Charlottesville 1: 08/11/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Charlottesville 1

Ingraham Angle: 08/10/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Ingraham Angle

08/14/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Doug Jones Kavanaugh Decision: 08/10/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Doug Jones Kavanaugh Decision

08/14/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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08/14/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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08/07/2018 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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08/14/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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08/14/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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08/13/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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08/14/2018 Cartoon by MStreeter

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08/14/2018 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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Omarosa: 08/14/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Omarosa

California fires: 08/13/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - California fires

Enriching his family: 08/10/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Enriching his family

Chris Collins arrested: 08/09/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Chris Collins arrested

08/11/2018 Cartoon by Steve Artley

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08/11/2018 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

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On that note, this is an open thread….


Wednesday Reads: Fvck!

 

Hey, sometimes one fuck just isn’t enough….

 

Yeah.

I wanted to share this with you:

The British Heat Wave and Aerial Archeology | The New Yorker

The U.K. is experiencing its driest summer in fifty-seven years. It’s not been great. A British summer is usually a doubtful, fleeting thing. Sunshine and heat arrive in bursts from June until September, as if you were walking down a green-shaded path with occasional breaks in the canopy. When the sun does come out—during Wimbledon, say, or for a spell in August—British people go reliably mad, take their tops off, and barbecue frantically for a few days, until the skies cloud over again. This year hasn’t been like that. The country warmed up in June and has baked steadily since, like an oven that has reached its cooking temperature. Between late June and early July, Britain endured sixteen consecutive days when the temperature hit eighty-two degrees. Last month, eastern England had four per cent of its usual rainfall. In London, a city not known for its air-conditioning, the parks turned brown, the road surfaces went mushy in the afternoon ferment, and the nights became unbearably still. Foul, sweet smells hung in the air. This unusual British summer has been accompanied by terrible wildfires in California and Greece, a balmy Arctic, and dozens of heat-related deaths in Japan. Even when it finally rained, late last week, it didn’t bring much relief. Last Friday, Britain was hit by an estimated hundred and thirty thousand lightning bolts—enough electricity to boil a billion cups of tea—as summer storms played havoc with the nation’s roads, railways, and airports. August is going to be even hotter.

But at least the archeologists are happy. “It’s a bit like kids in a candy shop,” Robert Bewley, an aerial archeologist at the University of Oxford, told me, a few days ago. The freak conditions have made this summer one of the best in living memory for what archeologists call “parch marks”—ghostly, pale outlines of vanished castles, settlements, and burial sites that materialize on the land when it dries out and grass and crops die off. In recent weeks, archeologists in light aircraft, hobbyists with drones, and even people walking through their local parks have discovered Iron Age farms in South Wales, a Roman road passing near Basingstoke, burial mounds in Ireland, and the outline of Second World War bomb shelters on the lawns of Cambridge. Seen from above, the parch marks have a magical quality, as if a giant had doodled them from memory, but they are also disconcertingly real. They are only there because something else was.

Parch marks—and their less dramatic form, crop marks—are fairly common clues for archeologists who are working in places with long, dense histories of human habitation. (Bewley also works in North Africa and the Middle East.) The buried remains of Roman foundations or medieval walls will cause “negative” crop marks in a field of grass or wheat, because the roots of the plants on top of the ruins have less soil to work with—a phenomenon that becomes more noticeable when water is in short supply. The opposite is also true: filled-in ditches and moats, with their deeper soil, can lead to taller, greener plants and “positive” crop marks. The first aerial image to really excite British archeologists was taken in 1906, when British Army officers photographed Stonehenge from a balloon and noticed a darker ring of grass around the stones—the trace of an ancient ditch. “You go to a site to photograph what you know is there, and then you see something next to it,” Bewley told me. “That happens virtually every time we go flying.”

 

It is very interesting….please check the rest of that article out.

Now.

This first cartoon is surely something we all will see one day…I am telling you:

Matter Of Time: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Matter Of Time

3D Jeff Sessions/Dr. Evil Trump: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - 3D Jeff Sessions/Dr. Evil Trump

Religious Liberty Task Force: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Religious Liberty Task Force

Buried: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Buried

Freedom of speech: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Freedom of speech

LeBron v trump: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - LeBron v trump

LGBT TASK FORCE: 08/03/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - LGBT TASK FORCE

Freedom Of Press: 08/02/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Freedom Of Press

08/07/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

08/06/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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08/03/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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PRESIDENT TRUMP paints hiself in a corner in Mueller probe: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by David G. Brown

Cartoon by David G. Brown - PRESIDENT TRUMP paints hiself in a corner in Mueller probe

08/02 Mike Luckovich: Trumproach

08/03 Mike Luckovich: Open door policy

08/05 Mike Luckovich: Flesh the press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had to end it with that one….this is an open thread.

BTW, I am heading down to Atlanta today…to pick up my skates and stuff. So I will not be around, I hope everyone has a good day.