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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Lalo Alcaraz)

In other news, former U.S. Rep Beto O'Rourke will be speaking at a counter-protest in El Paso tonight while Trump holds his Klan campaign rally just a few blocks away.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post found a whole town in Costa Rica that owes its economic health to the undocumented workers who've worked for Trump's golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

The brightly painted homes that line the road in Santa Teresa de Cajon, many paid for by wages earned 4,000 miles away, are the fruits of a long-running pipeline of illegal workers to the president’s course, one that carried far more than a few unauthorized employees who slipped through the cracks.

Finally, California Governor Gavin Newsom is recalling the National Guard troops that former Governor Jerry Brown deployed to the border at the request of the Trump regime.

"The border 'emergency' is a manufactured crisis," Newsom will say during his State of the State address Tuesday morning, according to advance excerpts provided by his office. "And California will not be part of this political theater."

  • Badgerite

    “Political theater.” Yeah. That’s the gop to the core. That, in fact, is what Mitch McConnell and Fixed ‘news’ is trying to do with Ocasio-Cortex Green New Deal proposals.
    This is just a replay of the ‘death panels’ phase of the Affordable Care Act debate which the gop engaged in in direct proportion to how beneficial they knew the ACA would be and how much the American public would like it and see the benefit once they experienced it. Same with the Green New Deal. The gop and certainly fossil fuel interests, know what a game changer it would be for the government to do something akin to a Manhattan Project for a clean and sustainable energy system. The work it would provide to the under employed. The kind of beneficial local and state projects that it would enable and fund. The local, state and national industry and manufacturing it could create as we became the manufacturer of clean energy to the world. We need this. And we need it now. The gop obstruction and obfuscation has already cost decades of work and progress to go undone. Time to get going.
    As to the inanity of some of the alleged crap ‘draft’ that was leaked, oh bull FFFFfing shit.
    Never underestimate the Roger Stoniness of the gop ratfucking machine. I don’t think that was an ‘accident’. I think some gop mole got their hands on anything that they could make sound silly laying around on the proposal floor and put it out as proposed legislation. That is so gop style. And in fact, Kavanaugh was asked about just such a mole with respect to his own actions in the Bush White House. So this isn’t even far fetched. We know they do this.
    Yes agriculture is the source of great mounds of pollution these day. Just look at the dead zone the size of Rhode Island which starts at the Mississippi Delta. Farm run off isn’t really a laughing matter. But that doesn’t mean outlawing dairy farms. Far from it. It is about finding new ways to deal with the run off. Better agricultural techniques and putting incentives in the law to use them. We do that now for oil and gas exploration, don’t we?
    As to ‘flatulence’, they might want to try to curb the gop balogne machine since they are just as full of shit with respect to this as they were when they were ‘waning’ of “death panels” consigning grandma to the grave in the Affordable Care Act.
    FFFFFFFing liars.

  • Christopher Foxx

    … a few unauthorized employees who slipped through the cracks

    A “few” who “slipped thru the cracks”? Bullshit. Employing illegals as cheap labor was the foundation of the business model.

  • Username1016

    Heaven knows how those guys managed to save and send/take money home, with Drumpf using their illegal status to underpay them the whole time! They must be models of thrift and prudence. The only criminal I see around here is the big orange one with the weird hair.

  • katanahamon

    Disturbing article at Guardian..”iIf Schultz Wins, Would He Be A Good President,”..

    • Aynwrong

      When asked if he would raise taxes or cut spending in order to begin paying down the debt, he said he “grow the economy.”

      It’s a bumper sticker from the Heritage Foundation.

  • mnpollio

    And the Trumpers will conveniently ignore that their Lord and Savior was a major part of the problem that they purportedly disdain because he proclaims to hate the people.

  • Aynwrong

    The MAGA cult will happily accept illegal immigration in the war against illegal immigration. We’ve always been at war with Illigal immigration. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    Good for Gavin Newsom.

  • katanahamon

    Love the cartoon..!