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Bare Bones

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Adam Zyglis)

In other news, hackers reportedly tried to penetrate South Carolina's election system nearly 150,000 times (5 times per second) on election day in 2016.

Meanwhile, the Secret Service has made it clear that Donald Trump Jr was not under their protection at the time of his meeting with Russian agents, pushing back on Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow's implication that the service may be partly responsible for the meeting.

Finally, the Trump regime is killing far more civilians in Iraq and Syria than the Obama administration did according to The Daily Beast.

Airwars researchers estimate that at least 2,300 civilians likely died from Coalition strikes overseen by the Obama White House—roughly 80 each month in Iraq and Syria. As of July 13, more than 2,200 additional civilians appear to have been killed by Coalition raids since Trump was inaugurated—upwards of 360 per month, or 12 or more civilians killed for every single day of his administration.

In other words, almost as many civilians have been killed already after just 6 months of Trump as were killed during 8 years of Obama.

If you figure ISIS was blowback for the Iraq War, the next Democratic president might have to deal with blowback from Trump's slaughter, and he's just getting started.

  • Badgerite

    We need to go back to paper ballots. Now. At least ballot boxes could only be stuffed by local crooks. Not international ones.

    • Draxiar

      100%

    • ninjaf

      We definitely need a paper trail. I was shocked to find out that some (lots of?) states and/or precincts have machines that have no paper auditing trail. WTF? It’s only the most basic part of our democracy. Why have a way to ensure nothing nefarious happened?

      • Badgerite

        I wasn’t shocked. This has been going on for decades. There have been organizations that have trying to get the public and the press to pay attention to they have never gotten much traction. The propaganda network that basically works for the moneyed interests that fund the GOP have been hard at work making their viewers think immigrants are the big danger. The Christian right doesn’t care as what they really want it a theocracy like Iran where you get to choose which right wing evangelical you would like to vote for to impose “Biblical law”.
        We are in danger of losing our democracy because we are in danger of losing our votes. Digitally. To anyone. Foreign or domestic.
        We need, right now, to go back to the League of Women voters counting paper ballots into the night. It is far preferable to what we have now. And far more reliable and ….well…..honest.

  • Badgerite

    Yes but,,,,,,”Killery”. And emails. What do you think the right or the left would say if they found any emails like the ones Don Jr. sent and received?

    • Draxiar

      It doesn’t take much imagination to answer that! Speaking of emails, does anyone on the right even know what the “scandal” involving Hillary’s emails was actually about beyond emails? I seriously doubt it. Like Benghazi, this “scandal” has been reduced to one word with no meaning and only meant to evoke emotion.

      • Badgerite

        Ain’t it the truth.

      • ninjaf

        I would be willing to wager that they believe the instructions to “stand down” at Benghazi were included in those emails.

  • Aynwrong

    One state’s election system was attacked 150,000 times but the GOP is obsessed with voter fraud. That’s like responding to a pack of wolves by looking for Bigfoot. Typical.

    The job of the Secret Service is to protect the candidate from physical harm. Not to protect the candidate from his dopey progeny’s criminal and unpatriotic behavior.

    In other words, almost as many civilians have been killed already after just 6 months of Trump as were killed during 8 years of Obama.

    Or as Glenn Greenwald would put it: BOTH SIDES!!!