First Aid

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, Trump's former lawyer John Dowd reportedly discussed possible pardons with lawyers for Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn last year before they were indicted. Dowd may have participated in obstruction of justice.

Meanwhile, a federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by the state of Maryland and Washington D.C. claiming that Trump is violating the Constitution's emoluments clause may continue.

Finally, Ecuador has cut off internet access for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange who is still sleeping in a closet in their embassy in London to avoid being arrested and/or killed.

Programming note... there's another big story I wanted to cover today concerning Mueller linking Paul Manafort and Rick Gates directly to Russian intelligence, but I'm sick and I've been in a foggy daze all day so I'm signing off early. If I'm late or offline tomorrow, this will be the reason why.

  • Badgerite

    fox ‘news’ has opined that “if the Second Amendment falls, our entire Bill of Rights falls.”
    Really. They basically make a slippery slope argument that if you repeal one, what is to stop anyone from repealing all of our rights. Well, for one thing, it is so damned hard to repeal an Amendment to the United States Constitution that it has happened exactly once in our entire history. And that involved prohibition.
    If all you have is the Second Amendment, you have nothing. You have no law. You have no rights. You have the right to ‘shoot it out’ over whatever dispute you have and the person with the biggest army gets to rule. How ridiculous an argument can you make that all of the Bill of Rights is dependent on the Second Amendment? If the gun rules, we have no rights. And with the AR-15 as some common weapon, the gun rules.
    At least until a Swat Team can get there.
    American freedom is dependent on a whole web of beliefs and institutions and built into the very fabric of our society over centuries. Some of it traditions and common law dating back to before the founding of our republic.
    Our challenge in the modern era is not to ‘make sure we don’t change anything’. Our challenge is to adapt what is vital to human freedom and progress to new conditions and technologies. Lincoln had the formula for that right.
    If A can enslave B, then B can enslave C, and C can enslave A. Equal protection of the laws. Respect for the rights of others and solidarity in the face of any attempt to diminish the rights of another is the protection of your own rights.
    Guns are for hunting and self defense. And you don’t need a military grade weapon, or bump stocks, or high capacity ammo cartridges for that.

  • Draxiar

    Sounds like Ecuador is getting sick of Assange’s crap too but I have to wonder what they got out of harboring that POS in the first place.

  • Wildson

    Well man, take as much time as you need, but not too much. I gots to get my sanity fix…

  • Aynwrong

    That picture of Santorum is sadly more accurate than most people probably realize.

    • fry1laurie

      His stand-up act could use some work.

    • muselet

      Jeez Louise, I’d nearly forgotten Rick Santorum gave the game away a couple of times.

      What a terrible waste of carbon.


      • Aynwrong

        Yeah, I never understood why this clip never got the attention that the “blah people” one did.

  • gescove

    Get well. These effing Trump circus clowns will still be busy attempting to destroy our republic tomorrow and the next day, so you won’t miss a beat.

  • 1933john

    Take two APC with a beer.