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July 5, 2020

A brief history of police impunity in Black deaths

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: tRump tells the US to bend over and take it

(cartoon by Phil Hands)

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)





Steve Breen Comic Strip for July 05, 2020

Gary Markstein Comic Strip for June 30, 2020


The bread came out great

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 04:36

July 4, 2020

Maybe I used to much yeast

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 15:44

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: tRump is a moron want-to-be authoritarian dictator controlled by the real dictators of the world

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)


Chris Britt Comic Strip for July 03, 2020

Tom the Dancing Bug Comic Strip for July 03, 2020

John Deering Comic Strip for July 04, 2020


(cartoon by Phil Hands)

(cartoon by John Darkow)



Ken Catalino Comic Strip for July 04, 2020


Trump to seek funds for private, religious school scholarships in COVID recovery bill

Filed under: Bigotry, Education, Fascism, Greed, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 05:12

The White House plans to ask Congress to earmark money in the next stimulus bill for scholarship programs for private and religious schools, which the administration is promoting as a way to help families affected by COVID-19 pay their children’s tuition this fall.

President Donald Trump will ask for a “one-time, emergency appropriation” for a new grant proposal, according to an outline of the plan obtained by McClatchy. The grants would be provided to states to distribute to nonprofit institutions that disburse scholarships to qualified students who want to attend non-public schools.

The White House is seeking to have 10% of the amount that Congress approves for state and local educational agencies set aside for the grants. Trump will also seek approval of $5 billion in federal tax credits for businesses and individuals who donate to the scholarship programs.

Draft legislation that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadowshad ordered drawn up, according to the plan outline, would give every state the option of receiving federal funding for the scholarships if they choose to participate in the “Education Freedom Grant” program the Trump administration is proposing.

The proposal stipulates that states with existing tax-credit scholarship programs must give 50% of the grant funds to scholarship organizations within 30 days of receiving them. States that do not have established programs will have 60 days to distribute the money. States that have not distributed the money by March 30, 2021 will have their funding reallocated to states that do participate in the program.

Scholarship organizations will be allowed to spend up to 5% of the grants they receive to market the programs and pay for administrative expenses, the outline says.

The White House is also seeking to create a nonrefundable federal tax credit for taxpayers who voluntarily donate to the scholarship providers.

Vice President Mike Pence at an education roundtable in Wisconsin last week said that the administration was “working on a new program that would make more than $5 billion available across the country” while talking about the proposed federal tax credit for donations to the scholarship programs.

“We really believe school choice is an idea whose time has come,” Pence said in his remarks. Parents should be able to choose where their children go to school “regardless of their area code or income,” he said.

The White House presented its plan to Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., last month and plans to seek support from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. McConnell’s office declined to comment.

Democrats argue that public funds should be spent improving public schools and should not be used to subsidize private institutions, including those with religious affiliations.

“We’re focused on reversing our chronic underfunding of public education so that all students – regardless of their background – can learn in public schools that are healthy, safe, and provide a quality education,” he said.

There is more at the link above.  This continues the long attempt to destroy public schools and to push the country deeper into a theocracy.   Every step made to accommodate religion in government, to give government money to religious institutions undermines the secular democracy of the country.   Plus I notice that all the religions that benefit from these laws, all the laws requiring god in pubic schools only mention the Christian god.  I wonder how many non-Christian schools will get this taxpayer money.   One last thing.   Christians love to play the victim, but in these cases they are taking taxpayer money but discriminate against some of the very taxpayers that money comes from.   LGBTQ people have to see their tax money go to organizations that discriminate and demonize them.   In a secular country.   Give religion a dollar, and they want the entire treasury.   Hugs

The stable genius

Filed under: Education, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Videos — Scottie @ 01:41

July 3, 2020

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: tRump, the US tragedy

Marc Murphy editorial cartoon

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Russia bounty denial


Steve Benson Comic Strip for July 02, 2020

Kevin Kallaugher Comic Strip for July 01, 2020


Matt Davies Comic Strip for July 02, 2020

Ken Catalino Comic Strip for July 03, 2020


David Cohen editorial cartoon



Tom Toles Comic Strip for July 03, 2020



Rob Rogers Comic Strip for July 02, 2020


Non Sequitur Comic Strip for July 03, 2020


Mike Luckovich Comic Strip for July 03, 2020



Editorial Cartoon U.S. American exceptionalism Europe travel ban


July 2, 2020

My morning project

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 19:59

Made with my own home made sauce. Yes it tastes great. Hugs.

tRump really is clueless.

Houston Moves COVID-19 Patients to Other Cities: ‘We Don’t Have Capacity’

With novel coronavirus cases in Texas approaching nearly 161,900, hospitals in Houston, the county seat of Harris County, are moving patients to facilities outside the city in a bid to cope with the surge in COVID-19-related cases and lack of beds.

Harris Health System, which operates Houston’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital, has transferred patients to the University of Texas Medical Branch in the cities of Galveston and Conroe as well as the Woodlands community in a scramble to find beds for patients, Houston’s ABC13 reported.

Charlie McMurray-Horton, the associate administrator for clinical integration and transformation at Harris Health System, told ABC13: “We are actively trying to transfer out ICU [intensive care unit] and surge patients that are COVID positive and under investigation, just because we don’t have the capacity to treat those patients.

“It really has intensified in the last month or so,” McMurray-Horton said.

Dr. Hashibul Hannan, who works at Houston’s SignatureCare Emergency Center, told ABC13 on Saturday, there’s been a massive spike in COVID-19 patients at nine stand-alone emergency rooms in the Houston area.

“We’re having to send patients far away. Like from Houston, we have to send people to Galveston, to Beaumont, to Huntsville,” Hannan told ABC13.

On Tuesday, Texas reported a record 6,975 new cases, the highest daily case count since the outbreak began, according to the latest report Tuesday from the Texas DSHS.

On Monday, doctors in San Antonio reported hospital beds were running out, with nearly two dozen COVID-19 patients reportedly waiting in emergency rooms for beds to be available.

“We’re in a crisis,” Dr. Jair Melo, the director of critical care at San Antonio’s Methodist Healthcare System, said at a press conference held by doctors from the health system, News Channel 4 San Antonio reported.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg confirmed a facility has been set up at the Freeman Coliseum sports venue with 250 beds on the floor ready to admit non-COVID-19 patients, including those recovering from surgeries, should hospitals reach full capacity.

Dallas is also looking to open a temporary hospital at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in a bid to cope with the surge in COVID-19 patients.

The Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston last week announced it is admitting adult patients to help create additional bed space for COVID-19 patients.

On Sunday, the Texas Medical Center, Houston’s leading source of intensive care unit (ICU) data, was reported to have deleted all previously published reports of ICU data from its website, amid a statewide spike in hospitalizations related to the novel coronavirus.

More at the link above.   I notice that the Texas governor that refused to let cities mandate masks has now required masks state wide.   The LT gov was on Fox news saying Anthony Fauci has not been right yet and their doctors telling them to go full speed into reopening were.   Well here we are, they are needless repeating what happened in New York so they could please the Dear Leader and pretend wearing masks was against their freedoms, yet now that reality wouldn’t give in to them, they are admitting that yes it is with in the states authority to demand you wear something for health and safety reasons, or just because they are terrified of seeing  boobies out side of their paid for porn.  Hugs

Doctor: The patients are getting younger and are more sick

Filed under: Death, Drugs, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science, Videos, Youth — Scottie @ 13:50

The red state governors want to deny it, but it is getting really bad with hospitals nearly overwhelmed

Filed under: Economics, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 09:09

Florida man charged for pointing gun, unleashing racist tirade against Black homeowner

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Gun Control, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 09:02

“This is why you people get shot,” the white man yelled at the Black man, accusing the homeowner of stealing mail from his own mailbox.


A white man in Florida was arrested Tuesday for pointing a gun at and unleashing a racist tirade on a Black man, accusing the homeowner of stealing from his own mailbox.

Joseph Max Fucheck, 58, was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm with prejudice and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, both of which are second-degree felonies, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement.

Joseph Max Fucheck
Joseph Max Fucheck.Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation

The victim, Dwayne Wynn, was across the street from his home in Miami-Dade talking to a neighbor on June 14 when Fucheck pulled up and placed something in Wynn’s mailbox, the state attorney’s statement said. Wynn walked across the street to see what it was and found a business card that read: “We Buy Houses…CASH!” and “We Buy Houses… FAST!” He then returned to his conversation with his neighbor.

Fucheck circled back toward Wynn in his Jeep, “jumped out of his vehicle, and began a profanity-laced rant, stating, ‘That’s not your property motherf—er! I saw you! I was down the street watching you! I saw you take that out of there. You’re just a motherf—ing nosy neighbor! Give me my card, that’s my property!'” the statement said.

Fucheck twice lunged at Wynn before pulling out a firearm and pointed it at Wynn, the statement said. After he lowered the gun, Wynn began filming the encounter.

In the video Wynn recorded, Fucheck continued to wave the gun, referring to it: “Damn right I carry a motherf—ing gun.” He also continued to accuse Wynn of not owning his property, apparently slurring at times.

As he drove away, Fucheck shouted the N-word at Wynn and yelled: “This is why you people get shot.” Witnesses and children watched the incident unfold.

Please notice the trend of white people just assuming they have the right to interrogate POC with no authority.  It is white privilege.  If a person walked up to these same white people and demanded that they answer a bunch of questions about who they are and what they are doing,   these white people would go nuts screaming about their rights to liberty, to freedom, so on.  However they do not feel POC have those same rights.   If I was at my mailbox and some asshole demanded to know if it was mine I would tell them to go fuck themselves in clear terms crude language.    There is more at the link above, including the video.   Hugs

The Independent: Hotel employee fired for calling police on black guest at pool with her children

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 07:57

Hotel employee fired for calling police on black guest at pool with her children
A hotel worker in North Carolina who called police on black guests at the poolside has since been dismissed.

Read in The Independent:

Shared from Apple News

Sent from my iPad,Hugs and Best wishes,

New York Post: White man confronts black woman driving in her own neighborhood: video

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 07:55

White man confronts black woman driving in her own neighborhood: video
A black Massachusetts woman shared a disturbing video of a white man following her in his BMW as she drove in her own neighborhood — accosting her to ask what she was doing in the area. “I just got Karen’d? This man followed me home because I went to pick up DOG FOOD at somebody’s house!” Julia Santos, 21, tweeted, using the term for entitled white women in social media, after the man stopped her while she was driving home in Groveland on Monday. The driver of the convertible Beemer cornered her

Read in New York Post:

Shared from Apple News

Sent from my iPad,Hugs and Best wishes,

People: Woman Calls Police on Black Neighbors Accusing Them of Assault Leading to Neighborhood Protest

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 07:52

Woman Calls Police on Black Neighbors Accusing Them of Assault Leading to Neighborhood Protest
A woman was caught on video calling the police on her neighbors after they asked her to leave their property

Read in People:

Shared from Apple News

Sent from my iPad,Hugs and Best wishes,

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: The decline is clear

Tom Toles Comic Strip for July 02, 2020



Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Russian bounty intel

Matt Wuerker Comic Strip for July 01, 2020

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Putin Russia Afghanistan bounty briefing

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Russia bounty

Ken Catalino Comic Strip for July 02, 2020



Mike Luckovich Comic Strip for July 02, 2020

Chris Britt Comic Strip for July 01, 2020

Steve Benson Comic Strip for July 01, 2020


M2Bulls Comic Strip for July 02, 2020

Joe Heller Comic Strip for July 02, 2020

Editorial Cartoon U.S. coronavirus masks confederate flag

Robert Ariail Comic Strip for July 01, 2020

John Deering Comic Strip for July 02, 2020


In case anyone missed it yesterday

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 07:22

The US economy

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:54

Spectickles Comic Strip for July 02, 2020

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