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April 9, 2020

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Chaos – 45 the other threat to Democracy

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Family, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:05

Robert Ariail Comic Strip for April 09, 2020

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

M2Bulls Comic Strip for April 09, 2020

 

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Coronavirus Wall Street decline responsibility chart

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Kayleigh McEnany White House press secretary coronavirus auditions

Editorial Cartoon U.S. stay at home no escape children run wild Bart Simpson work office

Moderately Confused Comic Strip for April 09, 2020

Editorial Cartoon U.S. Economy wild west coronavirus no regulations free range

Political Cartoon U.S. Pelosi dems stimulus bill wish drop out Bernie

 

 

Cartoon

Jeff Stahler Comic Strip for April 09, 2020

Political Cartoon U.S. Wisconsin GOP Coronavirus mail-in voting legs containment

cjones04122020 Steve Breen Comic Strip for April 09, 2020

Matt Davies Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

Steve Benson Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

Lalo Alcaraz Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

 

Mike Luckovich Comic Strip for April 09, 2020

 

April 7, 2020

The CC copy. Enjoy

Filed under: Animals, Children, Family, Love, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 12:25

Yesterday I posted a video of my two cats at my desk.   However I was forgetting my set up doesn’t do the CC.  So I sent it to my YouTube channel and here is the copy with CC.  Hugs

April 6, 2020

it’s never just about a cake

My cats and me every early in the morning this weekend

Filed under: Animals, Family, Funny Stuff, My Life and Rants, Things I like — Scottie @ 09:21

 

April 5, 2020

TX Woman Dies Of COVID After Posting Facebook Rant: “You Don’t Need Sanitizer, You Need Faith And Guns”

Filed under: Bigotry, Economics, Family, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 11:42

TX Woman Dies Of COVID After Posting Facebook Rant: “You Don’t Need Sanitizer, You Need Faith And Guns”

From a GoFundMe plea posted on Friday:

With deep sadness and Broken Hearts we share with you that Karen Kolb Sehlke, a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all that knew her, went to be with our Lord when she passed away unexpectedly Thursday April 2,2020. Karen became very sick and was admitted to the hospital near her home in Tomball Tx earlier this week. She fought hard until her body just could not fight anymore. Karen was a BRIGHT LIGHT, the LIFE of the party, an amazing friend, but above this a hands on, caring, loving mom and devoted wife.

Donations were suspended at $35,390.

More at the link above.    Hugs

April 4, 2020

Lessons learned

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Family, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:59

Corporate welfare is the Republican priority

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Family, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:19

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Coronavirus Americans stimulus check corporations workers

April 3, 2020

Leaked Border Patrol Memo Tells Agents to Send Migrants Back Immediately — Ignoring Asylum Law

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 07:29

The problem is this is a sort of martial law.    The president & administration has decided to just not follow the laws of the country and international treaty for no good reason.   The virus is here people, the genie is out of the bottle.  Ignoring the law to carry out a racist program is not legal and has no legitimate purpose.  The bigger question to consider is if they get away with this, what civil laws will they just ignore next?   If you think we can not lose our democracy look what just happened in Hungry, and what has been happening in Egypt.    Their government used pretexts to invoke new laws and powers and kept doing it until the leader because the sole law themself.  This is what tRump has been pushing for the last 3+ years and it looks like he is going to get it.  This administration ignores any requirements they don’t like such as archiving mail, not mixing political campaigning and government functions, not responding to any requests for information even when ordered to do so by the courts.    Hell tRump owes states for all his rallies costs because he refuses to pay anyone thinking he is above the need to pay for what he takes.    All hail the Dear Leader.    Hugs

The administration gave the Border Patrol unchallengeable authority over migrants seeking asylum by invoking a little-known power given to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. public health agency, to ban the entry of people or things that might spread “infectious disease” in the U.S. The CDC on March 20 barred entry of people without proper documentation, on the logic that they could be unexamined carriers of the disease and out of concern about the effects if the novel coronavirus swept through Customs and Border Protection holding facilities.

U.S. immigration law requires the government to allow people expressing a “well-founded” fear of persecution or torture to be allowed to pursue legal status in the United States. The law also requires the government to grant status to anyone who shows they likely face persecution if returned to their homeland.

“The Trump administration’s new rule and CDC order do not trump U.S. laws passed by Congress and U.S. legal obligations under refugee and human rights treaties,” Eleanor Acer, of the legal advocacy group Human Rights First, told ProPublica. “But the Trump administration is wielding them as the ultimate tool to shut the border to people seeking refuge.”

Two weeks ago, the Trump administration hastily put in place a policy, which the internal guidance calls Operation Capio, to push the overwhelming majority of unauthorized migrants into Mexico within hours of their apprehension in the U.S.

Over 7,000 people have been expelled to Mexico under the order, according to sources briefed by Customs and Border Protection officials.

The guidance, shared with ProPublica by a source within the Border Patrol, instructs agents that any migrant caught entering without documentation must be processed for “expulsion,” citing the CDC order. When possible, migrants are to be driven to the nearest official border crossing and “expelled” into Mexico or Canada. (The Mexican government has agreed to allow the U.S. to push back not only Mexican migrants, but also those from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador; the four countries account for about 85% of all unauthorized border crossings.)

Under the Refugee Convention, which the U.S. signed onto in 1968, countries are barred from sending someone back to a country in which they could be persecuted based on their identity (specifically, their race, nationality, religion, political opinion or membership in a “particular social group”).

The Trump administration has taken several steps to restrict the ability of migrants to seek asylum, a form of legal status that allows someone to eventually become a permanent U.S. resident. Until now, however, it has acknowledged that U.S. and international law prevents the U.S. from sending people back to a place where they will be harmed. And it has still allowed people who claim a fear of persecution to seek a less permanent form of legal status in the U.S. (In the last two weeks of February, 2,915 people were screened for humanitarian protection, according to the most recent statistics provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.)

The Border Patrol guidance provided to ProPublica shows that the U.S. is acting as if that obligation no longer applies.

Greed of the wealthy over the health of the working class slaves

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Family, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:06

The imagery is perfect.

I love this.   The wording is perfect.   Hugs

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Craig Allen Wilkes wrote it. Tommy Lee posted it.

#NailedIt

This is a national emergency and a crime,

Add that 10 million to the 30 million or more without healthcare insurance but then add to all of them the underinsured or too poor to use their insurance.  See the need to completely revamp the medical system of the US?   HUgs
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That’s 10 million reasons in two weeks.

“He Would Be Better Off in Heaven”: Grandmother Confesses to Drowning Child

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Family, Health, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:05

What more is there to write.  When you live thinking it is going to be better after you are dead, you seek death.   The Christian religion is both a death cult in several ways, but also selling practitioner a ticket to an invisible place that can not be verified with no need to show delivery of the product.   Hugs

“He Would Be Better Off in Heaven”: Grandmother Confesses to Drowning Child

Now the boy’s grandmother, 56-year-old Helen Martin, has confessed to deliberately drowning the boy in his bath while her husband was out running errands.

Court documents revealed how the tragedy played out, beginning with the reason behind the crime:

She believed that she had been so depressed recently that she thought he would be better off in heaven than to be with her.

Accordingly, she drew the child’s bath, climbed in the tub with him, and held his head under the water. Then she got out of the bath and changed into dry clothing, placing her wet clothes in the laundry hamper.

Her husband says she then called him to tell him of the child’s drowning, but she reported to police that she had no memory of making that call.

It’s not clear how much of this tragedy can be laid at the feet of organized religion. There’s nothing to indicate that the family is particularly religious, and it’s true that severe mental illness can cause anyone — religious or not — to reach illogical conclusions.

But in most cases, those conclusions don’t result in violence. The overwhelming majority of mentally ill people pose no risk to anybody else. It’s the reason why cases like this appear in the news; they are unusual and therefore sensational.

In this case, the choice Martin made requires an unswerving belief in an afterlife. That belief is the only way to set up a scenario in which a child’s death can be a better outcome than his continuing life. It might be deeply comforting in a situation where loss is unavoidable, like a terminal illness or a tragic accident. But it also creates a ghoulish logic in which a child’s death becomes justifiable, even something to be celebrated.

I think they live here in my house

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Family, Funny Stuff, Love, Memes, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 05:36

Free Range Comic Strip for April 03, 2020

April 2, 2020

Despite Calls for Global Ceasefire, Trump Threatens War With Iran Amid COVID-19

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/01/despite-calls-global-ceasefire-trump-threatens-war-iran-amid-covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on world economies, claims tens of thousands of lives, and cripples healthcare systems worldwide, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to threaten to attack Iran and make the country “pay a very heavy price” for any “attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq.”

The threat comes on the heels of the Trump administration crippling Iran’s access to crucial medial supplies as it battles over 47,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 by ramping up a sanctions regime on Iran that leading economists said was “feeding the coronavirus epidemic” and progressive organizations and Democrats said must be eased in light of the deadly disease.

“Unsatisfied with a global pandemic and an economic collapse, Trump wants to add a major war into the mix,” Stephen Miles, executive director of Win Without War, said on Twitter in response to Trump’s tweet.

Miles detailed “a series of escalations” the White House has taken with Iran since Trump took office, including his 2018 formal departure from the Iranian nuclear deal.

“It’s impossible to say with certainty right now what is happening on the ground that’s leading to this latest talk of war, but one thing is clear, we did not have to be here,” said Miles. “The President chose to put us on this path and he continues to own the consequences of his actions.”

Other observers drew attention to the legal language Trump used in the tweet—”Upon information and belief.”

“The United States is threatening wars now based on the standard lawyers use when making allegations they can’t necessarily prove,” said MSNBC analyst Matthew Miller.

There is more information at the link above.   Hugs

JARED KUSHNER TOLD WHITE HOUSE MEETING ANDREW CUOMO WAS BEING ALARMIST: ‘NEW YORK DOESN’T NEED ALL THE VENTILATORS’

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Family, Fascism, Health, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:54

In doing so, Vanity Fair reported, Kushner was effectively running a shadow coronavirus task force team in the White House that was more powerful than the official one headed by Vice President Mike Pence.

This was partly due to the vacuum left by the departure of the former acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney whose replacement, Mark Meadows, has only just joined. But Kushner was said to be angered by the criticism of Trump, and when he got involved, reportedly told people, “I know how to make this government run now.”

Kushner is also said to have urged Trump to challenge Cuomo’s appeal for 30,000 ventilators for New York, which he believed was alarmist. Vanity Fair reported that he told a White House meeting, “I have all this data about ICU capacity. I’m doing my own projections, and I’ve gotten a lot smarter about this. New York doesn’t need all the ventilators.”

On March 26, Trump told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity that he did not believe New York needed the number of ventilators Cuomo was calling for.

They won’t admit they were wrong

April 1, 2020

The problem

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Economics, Family, Food, Memes, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:15

‘Daddy issues’

Filed under: Cartoons, Family, Ideas, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:41
‘Daddy issues’. Fred Trump was ashamed of his son.‘Daddy issues’. Fred Trump was ashamed of his son.

(via captainplanetgonnaendyou)

March 31, 2020

4 Boston Hospitals Report Significant Numbers Of Employees Have The Coronavirus

Filed under: Family, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:38

This is what scares me.   Ron works in an ICU and they have Covid-19 patients.   With the PPE situation as it is it is very hard for the staff to stay safe.   Hugs

March 30, 2020

The best time to resist is before it gets to you

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Hate, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:23
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