Cartoon

Big Bullies

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, ABC reports that Scott Pruitt's ridiculous security detail once broke down the door of the lobbyist condo because wasn't answering his phone. I wonder who paid for the damage.

Meanwhile, special prosecutor Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating the exact circumstances that led to anti-Russian language being removed from the 2016 RNC platform.

And in related news, former Russian spy Boris Karpichkov says he told his friend Sergei Skripal (who was recently poisoned with a nerve agent) that he's on Russia's hit list. Also on the list: Christopher Steele.

I missed a lot of stories this week because I've been sick (and I still am) so here are some of them:

After everything the Trump regime has done, Wyoming added a total of just 5 coal jobs in 2017. Five!

The NAACP has filed its own lawsuit against the 2020 census, but for different reasons. They say the census is underfunded and understaffed.

Russia has ordered nearly 60 diplomats from over 20 countries to leave the country.

Noor Salman, the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, was acquitted by a jury today. Here's a really detailed account of how she was smeared and possibly coerced by FBI agents.

Channel 4 reports that Facebook data harvested by Cambridge Analytica is still circulating. Of course it is.

One of Trump's fundraising buddies is suing the nation of Qatar for allegedly hacking his email and releasing it to the media. The shoe is on firmly on the other foot, isn't it?

Consumers have filed a lawsuit against BMW for installing emission cheat devices in their diesel vehicles just like Volkswagen did.

Firms that recently purchased oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve say the supply is contaminated. This probably deserves to be on the front page.

An international arbitration court has ruled against the Trump organization's claim for the Panama tower.

Militiamen charged with plotting to massacre Somali refugees in Kansas are reportedly planning to argue that the FBI is biased and corrupt.

Japan's SoftBank and Saudi Arabia have signed a deal to build the world's largest solar power project, a 200 gigawatt facility that will cost $200 billion. This is a very big deal.

Investigators working for the United Nations say the number of war crimes committed in Syria is so overwhelming they'll never be able to prosecute all of them.

And finally, American commanders in Syria who spoke NBC News anonymously say they don't know if the White House is even paying attention.

"We’re on the two-yard line. We could literally fall into the end zone. We’re that close to total victory, to wiping out the ISIS caliphate in Syria,” one U.S. special forces commander told NBC News. “We’re that close and now it’s coming apart.”

"We send memos. We tell them [the White House] what is going on. I’m not sure they’re listening, or if they even know what we’re doing out here," another commander said. "I don’t think anyone is home right now."

Trump arrived at his golf club in Florida before 10 a.m. this morning.

Have a good weekend and happy Easter if you celebrate it.

  • Christopher Foxx

    In other news, ABC reports that Scott Pruitt’s ridiculous security detail once broke down the door of the lobbyist condo because wasn’t answering his phone. I wonder who paid for the damage.

    Maybe you wouldn’t be wondering if you read the headline of the article you linked to:

    Pruitt’s EPA paid for lobbyist’s condo door after security busted it

  • Aynwrong

    “Meanwhile, special prosecutor Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating the exact circumstances that led to anti-Russian language being removed from the 2016 RNC platform.”

    Captain Obvious approves.

  • Badgerite

    It is on the news that trump just pulled all US forces out of Syria. So there’s that. Lots of collusion and a whole lotta quitd pro quo. It was not long ago that Putin ordered a force of Russian mercenaries to attack US troops supporting allies there.
    Putin’s ‘mercenary’ force got their asses kicked. So, for Putin, problem solved. trump just pulled US forces out.
    The Kremlin is also now funneling military supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan. trump is a traitor. When is the GOP going to give a crap?

    • Aynwrong

      I’m guessing it would take about as long as it did with Bush, which at least in my memory was around 06/07. Especially after the 06 midterm losses the GOP suffered (aka, the Thumpin). Hopefully, Ill Douche doesn’t last that long.

    • JMAshby

      He hasn’t pulled them out yet, but he has reportedly been telling his staff that he wants to withdraw.

      It will be a disaster if we do. Putin and Assad’s slaughterhouse will consume the entire country and the Kurds we’ve allied with since 2015 will be abandoned. I can’t imagine something more dishonorable. It would be a disgrace for all time.

      • I really hope the military and Senators in the know push back REALLY hard on withdrawing.

    • Timothy Jackson

      Google paying me 97 US dollars per-hour,,, with all around requested payment . any individual can get this official job!!last Saturday I bought a top of the range Infiniti after I been getting $19130 this past six weeks .without any doubt it is the easiest-work however you may not forgive yourself if you do not have a peek at it.!qf252x:=>=> http://GoogleProLegitimateFreelanceNewJobs/earncash/$98/per-hour ★★★t★★★x★p★r★★★q★★p★★n★★★l★r★i★o★★★l★★★o★★★v★★★n★c★★k★★★u★★★g★★m★★★b★★★u★j★★★g★★★z::::!qf881f:nuohdasa