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August 7, 2020

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: tRump’s America …

(cartoon by Nick Anderson)

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump COVID it is what it is

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump R Crumb it is what it is Mr Natural

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump coronavirus Axios interview

Rob Rogers Comic Strip for August 06, 2020

 

 

 

Steve Breen Comic Strip for August 07, 2020

 

 

 

Chip Bok Comic Strip for August 07, 2020

 

Chris Britt Comic Strip for August 06, 2020

John Deering Comic Strip for August 07, 2020

 

Walt Handelsman Comic Strip for August 06, 2020

 

 

 

 

August 6, 2020

Call me crazy but what a coincidence

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Death, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 17:42

What a coincidence… — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/3km5rHO

But … but … prosperity gospel scam ?

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Criminal, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 17:28

New York City Police Unions Sue to Block City’s Chokehold Ban

Filed under: Criminal, Dealing With Abuse, Death, Fascism, Hate, History, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 16:54

I believe in unions but in these cases the police unions have become the enemy of the people, and so need to have their power reduced.   They have become criminal enterprises using their ability to threaten to enable thugs to harm people.   Hugs

New York City Police Unions Sue to Block City’s Chokehold Ban

Led by the city’s Police Benevolent Association, the lawsuit comes six years after Staten Island resident Eric Garner’s death in a police chokehold. Garner’s dying gasps of “I can’t breathe,” captured on a viral video, drove thousands onto the streets in 2014.

It took George Floyd uttering the same words under a Minneapolis officer’s knee this year to spur New York State and city legislators to pass a ban on the practice among a suite of reforms designed to promote transparency, accountability and restraints upon police.

Since Governor Andrew Cuomo signed those bills in June, police unions have fought systematically to dismantle the new laws. A different lawsuit filed in federal court last month aimed to block the release of thousands of NYPD disciplinary records, many of which were recently posted publicly by ProPublica.

“An ordinary police officer will be unable to discern whether many ordinary activities taken in the course of the apprehension and arrest of a suspect violate the statute,” attorney Anthony Cole, from the firm DLA Piper, writes in the complaint.

The statute criminalizes using any restraint that restricts the flow of air or blood “by  compressing the windpipe or the carotid arteries on each side of the neck, or sitting, kneeling, or standing on the chest or back in a manner that compresses the diaphragm, in the course of effecting or attempting to effect an arrest.”

The claim police won’t be able to determine the correct course of action here seems stupid to me  just don’t keep people from breathing or having blood flow to the brain.   Seems easy to figure out to me.  Don’t choke people.   When I was taking Kempo and in law enforcement we stayed away from the neck and throat because of how easy it was to crush the windpipe.  Remember the police are not in a war zone under active fire as they want you to believe.   Most of their job is boring and administrative.  This is the problem with militarizing the police, the job of serving and protecting get hyped to a constant taking on of terrorists and fighting an enemy that doesn’t exist.  Hugs

Mitch McConnell’s ‘liability shield’ is a weapon aimed at COVID-19 victims

Mitch McConnell’s ‘liability shield’ is a weapon aimed at COVID-19 victims

Last week, Senate Republicans unveiled the HEALS Act, their proposal to address the continued devastation that COVID-19 is wreaking on the country. The Act, a collection of discrete bills authored by various Senators, would have far-reaching consequences. One of the bills, Texas Senator John Cornyn’s SAFE TO WORK Act, would restrict lawsuits based on coronavirus exposure against employers, businesses, and many other potential defendants. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that the liability restrictions are a critical Republican requirement for further COVID-19 relief measures.

Senator Cornyn claims that his bill “would protect those acting in good faith from being sued into oblivion while ensuring bad actors who willingly put their patients, employees, or customers in danger will still be held accountable.” Employers and businesses no doubt are dealing with great challenges given these extraordinary circumstances. And it is sensible for legislators to seek a balance between accountability for bad actors who fail to take reasonable precautions and the threat of ruinous liability for employers and businesses doing their best. Yet the bill’s complex procedural requirements make any hope of accountability impossible. In fact, the bill actually encourages harmful behavior.

The legislation’s provisions are complex, but here’s a brief overview of how it works. It creates a new federal cause of action that preempts other federal, state, or tribal causes of action “related to recovery for personal injuries caused by actual, alleged, feared, or potential for exposure to coronavirus.” The federal cause of action requires plaintiffs to prove that the defendant’s “gross negligence” or “willful misconduct” caused injury. That means that even if, say, Missouri law permitted a line cook harmed by a restaurant’s ordinary negligence that caused them to contract COVID-19 to sue for damages, federal law would forbid the suit. The only exception is for laws that are more restrictive, meaning the goal isn’t uniformity, just limits on liability.

But the bill goes much further. It contains numerous interlocking procedural restrictions that make it essentially impossible for a plaintiff to prevail. For one, the bill requires proof by “clear and convincing” evidence—an unusually high burden for most civil cases. It requires plaintiffs to detail their factual allegations with a much higher degree of specificity than is usually required.

The bill also creates a “safe harbor” for defendants, which says that whenever a defendant can point to any “written or published policy” in line with applicable government regulations, the defendant will be presumed to have acted reasonably, even if the “policy” is just boilerplate language they did not actually follow. If a defendant’s motion to dismiss the suit is unsuccessful, it can take an immediate appeal—potentially delaying litigation for years. Plaintiffs’ ability to obtain relevant evidence through discovery is sharply limited. Damages for any plaintiff lucky enough to achieve a victory are restricted.

Each one of these requirements individually puts a big thumb on the scale in favor of defendants. Collectively, they pose nearly insuperable obstacles to recovery for plaintiffs—even when they seek recovery from actors who engaged in egregious misconduct that caused death or serious injury. The effect will be to discourage entities, such as warehouse operators or meat-packing plants, to take even reasonable precautions to prevent harm.

But few plaintiffs would really ever risk getting this far. That’s because of the worst provisions in what is already a bad bill. The Act doesn’t just make it hard for plaintiffs to win; it makes it potentially devastating for them to even consider suit. If a victim requests compensation “in exchange for settling . . . or otherwise not pursuing a claim that is, or could be, brought as part of a coronavirus-related action,” the recipient of the request can seek compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees if the claim is “meritless.”

There is much more at the link above.   However it is clear that the Republicans are using the economic recession / depression to absolve business of any responsibility for a safe workplace.   Republicans have long hated rules that protect workers and cost business money.   Hey they loves them businesses, workers not so much.   So this makes it so business can force you to put your health and life in danger and have no responsibility when you get sick or die.   You peons, serve your betters and then die, but first breed up the next generation of labor slaves to feed the wealth of the stock market and pay for a government that serves only the wealthy.  Hugs

Ah the fascist way

tRump desperate to move the hustle and dump the merchandise to the rubes.

Filed under: Criminal, Death, Drugs, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 16:21

https://www.thedailybeast.com/peter-navarro-cites-dilbert-cartoonist-to-prove-experts-wrong-on-hydroxy

 

The Trump aide, meanwhile, seemingly revealed the real reason he’s so intent on pushing the drug even while the FDA has revoked its emergency use for coronavirus treatment.

“Let me tell you why I got involved with this,” he barked. “I got involved with this because as a Defense Production Act coordinator I’m literally sitting on 63 million tablets, 63 million tablets, of hydroxychloroquine that would help possibly four million Americans stay alive. And so I’ve got that stake in the game.”

Chaos, shared irrationality and fear: Experts explain why supporters are still clinging to Trump — despite his many failures

Filed under: Bigotry, Economics, Fascism, Greed, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 16:05

Chaos, shared irrationality and fear: Experts explain why supporters are still clinging to Trump — despite his many failures

Multiple psychological factors seem to influence and explain his supporters.  We have divided these factors into four major categories: Rebelliousness and Chaos; Shared Irrationality; Fear; and Safety and Order.

Security and Order

Social dominance orientation. People who score high on social dominance orientation prefer an established societal hierarchy. They are attracted to Trump because he promotes and normalizes the belief that high-status people and groups should be dominant over low-status people and groups. Trump’s clear distinction between groups on top of society (Whites) and those “losers” on the bottom (immigrants, Blacks, and Latinos) is a classic social dominance view. Individuals who are high on social dominance orientation are typically domineering, tough-minded, disagreeable, and relatively uncaring seekers of power. As such, these individuals have an attraction to authoritarianism.

Great article.  There is much more than the quotes I pulled.     I learned a few things.    Hugs

Biden Says He Wouldn’t Stand In The Way Of A Trump Prosecution

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/06/899375561/biden-says-he-wouldnt-stand-in-the-way-of-a-trump-prosecution

is there a good kidnapping?

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Dealing With Abuse, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 13:50

people are underpaid

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 13:41

taxpayer money for corporations, not for the people

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Death, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 13:38

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The treason is manifest.

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 13:35
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The treason is manifest.

White men are given so much undeserved privilege.

Filed under: Cartoons, Gender, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 13:32
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White men are given so much undeserved privilege.

Now they are starting to get it. Hugs

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 13:28
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We need real policies that address The People.

We need a change in heart, a paradigm shift, that focuses on reducing suffering and recognizing the vulnerable. Our old ways are incompatible with our evolving covid world. We are failing humanity.

Let’s talk about DeSantis, Florida, leadership, and initiative….

I like how he points out the entitlement of the ruling class and how they simply do not care about the rest of us, only their own privilege.   Hugs

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: tRump lives committing crimes while the US crashes, burns, and many die of his ignorance and incompetence presidency

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)

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Political Cartoon U.S. MAGA Trump coronavirus Axios interview

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Axios interview coronavirus death

 

Political Cartoon U.S. GOP voter fraud coronavirus

White House graveyard

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Mike Luckovich Comic Strip for August 06, 2020

Kevin Necessary Editorial Cartoons Comic Strip for August 06, 2020

Rob Rogers Comic Strip for August 05, 2020

Chris Britt Comic Strip for August 05, 2020

 

(cartoon by Phil Hands)

Robert Ariail Comic Strip for August 06, 2020

M2Bulls Comic Strip for August 06, 2020

 

 

Editorial Cartoon U.S. school reopenings coronavirus

 

John Deering Comic Strip for August 06, 2020

Moderately Confused Comic Strip for August 06, 2020

 

August 5, 2020

The Satanic Temple Announces ‘Religious Abortion Ritual’ To Overcome Anti-Abortion Laws

The Satanic Temple Announces ‘Religious Abortion Ritual’ To Overcome Anti-Abortion Laws

Genius: In a brilliant effort to overcome anti-abortion legislation, The Satanic Temple just announced the “Religious Abortion Ritual” which is designed to protect access to the medical procedure using existing religious liberty laws.

In an announcement The Satanic Temple declares:

SATANIC ABORTIONS ARE PROTECTED BY RELIGIOUS LIBERTY LAWS

In accordance with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), first trimester abortions are now exempt from unnecessary regulations for all individuals practicing The Satanic Temple’s religious abortion ritual.

The announcement explains:

The Satanic Temple is proud to announce its Religious Abortion Ritual, a ceremony rooted in our deeply-held beliefs.

This ritual may be performed by our members as a way to fortify self-worth, instill confidence, and provide spiritual comfort.

The performance of the Satanic abortion ritual is protected by religious liberty laws. It exempts Satanists from fulfilling any medically unnecessary and unscientific requirement, such as mandatory waiting periods or unwanted sonograms, that interferes with the practice of our ritual.

downloadable letter provided by The Satanic Temple to be used by those desiring an abortion, explains:

Because the abortive act is inextricably linked to the religious rite, a burden on the act is a burden on the rite. State law implements some or all of the following generally-applicable burdens on the abortive act, each of which substantially interfere with my religious beliefs and practices:

  • Mandatory waiting periods.
  • Requirements that practitioners withhold certain medical information. Compulsory counseling prior to an abortion.
  • Required reading materials.
  • Medically unnecessary sonograms.
  • Mandatory listening to the fetal heartbeat.
  • Burial or cremation of fetal remains.

Based on the foregoing, I demand a religious exemption to these generally- applicable restrictions.

For the record, The Satanic Temple does not promote the worship of Satan, or any other imaginary deity. Instead, the group utilizes satanic imagery to promote egalitarianism, social justice, and the separation of church and state.

The Satanic Temple is a faith community that describes itself as facilitating “the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty.”

Previously The Satanic Temple made headlines after offering to escort Muslims who were afraid to leave their homes out of fear of a growing anti-Muslim backlash resulting from the Paris terrorist attacks.

Also, it is worthwhile to note that when it comes to morality, The Satanic Temple’s Seven Tenets are morally superior to the Bible’s Ten Commandments.

And, of course, The Satanic Temple has been on the front lines in defending a woman’s right to an abortion and promoting the separation of church and state guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Bottom line:  In a brilliant effort to overcome anti-abortion legislation, The Satanic Temple just announced the “Religious Abortion Ritual” which is designed to protect access to the medical procedure using existing religious liberty laws.

The Satanic Temple Announces ‘Religious Abortion Ritual’ To Overcome Anti-Abortion Laws (Image via YouTube)

 

 

I love this.  Lets see the Christians who demand special privileges as religious freedom then demand that only Christians get the right to religious freedom.  Hugs

 

tRump has always hated the Kennedys. This is another of his attempts to undo their legacies, just as changing the color of presidential planes

Filed under: Cartoons, Death, Hate, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 15:11

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Show this to your gun loving 2nd amendment rights screamers.

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