Doral Emergency

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Bruce Plante)

In other news, CNN reports that special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation may conclude as soon as next week, but we've heard that before so take it with a pile of salt. Mueller's office did not comment.

Meanwhile, Politico reports that foreign actors are already waging a campaign on social media against Democratic primary candidates. Senator Kamala Harris is reportedly drawing the most activity.

Finally, the Supreme Court ruled today by that the Constitutions ban on "excessive fines" also applies to state law, meaning civil assert forfeitures could be on their way out soon. The vote was a unanimous 9 to 0.

Programming note... I'm signing off a little early today because I ran out of fucks to give this afternoon and it's really, really hard to do this when you don't care anymore. I should be okay tomorrow.

Here's John Oliver with an update on the Brexit

  • RamOrgan

    So does the chainsaw count under the 14-club limit?

  • katanahamon

    Brexit and Rump were both products of the same propaganda, lies, misinformation etc. They’ve proven the whole Brexit campaign was bullshit lies, yet..they won’t change tack. If they (UK) go through with it, well..they deserve the utter chaos.

    • Unfortunately, it will screw the rest of the world too. It won’t be good for the global economy and it will serve to create more chaos in Europe. Which was Putin’s plan all along. He wins, the rest of the world loses.

      • KanaW

        Yep. Even the knowledge that this is all planned by Putin doesn’t matter to the right-wing in both the UK and the US. Grrrr.

        • Christopher Foxx

          Hey, as long as they get to frustrate “the liberals”, the right-wing is getting what they want. They don’t care how bad it makes things for themselves, as long as it’s contrary to what others want.

          • KanaW

            Oh, gad, yes.
            They’re experts at cutting their noses off to spite their faces, and then blaming others when it starts bleeding horribly.

    • KanaW

      Unfortunately, with the Tories in charge, they know that they can make millions when we crash out of the EU. So they literally don’t give a fuck about the people who will be crushed. And on the Labour side, the people and the MPs are pro-EU, but Corbyn is a hard-line leaver. We’re fucked, even though the actual percentage who voted to leave is about 37%, because idiots couldn’t get off their arses and go to the polls fifty yards from their houses (we trip over polling places, there are so many).

      • katanahamon

        We also need to get control of the media. Look at today..Roger Stone, an intimate of our “president,” threatened a judge and got another slap on the wrist, and Jussie Smollett is still the front page headline..I’m starting to think we’re just doomed.

        • KanaW

          I agree. Back in the ‘old days’ the media was required to be balanced – in that they gave actual facts. Now, with the cable ‘news’ organisations, everything is simply profit-driven, and the horse-race gives them profit, so they gin up controversy. I’m also at the point of thinking that it’s all over for the human race.

  • Draxiar

    Until yesterday I was out of the loop for several days. I must say, it was nice to be unplugged from the news cycle. So, Ashby, I salute your continued efforts to cover all the horrible things as you do and signing off early or taking a day for yourself is encouraged. Maybe more feel-good stories to break up the bad?

  • KanaW

    The only thing I would have added to that cartoon is to have written the word “Taxpayers” on the foot sticking out of the golf bag.

  • gescove

    Go refuel your outrage tanks. It’s getting awfuller and awfuller and I don’t want the dark forces to consume us.