Heckuva Job

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Lalo Alcaraz)

In other news, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran has continued to comply with the terms of the nuclear deal that Trump unilaterally withdrew from.

Meanwhile, sales of assault rifles have continued to plummet in what gun industry executives are now referring to as their "Trump Slump." Because nothing sells guns quite like the thought of Democrats taking away the guns. Suckers.

Finally, Marketwatch presents some pretty convincing evidence that sky-high consumer confidence, like we're seeing right now, could actually be a leading indicator of a coming recession.

It sounds paradoxical and counter intuitive, but it's hard to argue with this:

Peaks in consumer confidence have apparently preceded recessions for the last 50 years.

Editor's note: the cartoon is from 2017, but look: Trump said this yesterday in response to Puerto Rico raising the official death toll to nearly 3,000

  • Mark Cleary

    “Peurto Rico.”

    The last time Ashby did something like this, I was told that he doesn’t get paid enough to proofread his stuff and works too hard.

    It’s funny. I’m unemployed and just had my car repossessed, but I proof everything I put on the internet, because it has my name on it. Also, if Ashby works so hard, why does he have every weekend off, and usually three-day weekends at that? Every other blog I visit is a seven day a week deal.

    • Aynwrong

      Once, I posted the word “there” when the word “their” would have been appropriate.

      Somehow, I’ve put it behind me and moved on with my life.

    • JMAshby

      Oh no. I accidentally made a typo at the end of the day (by misplacing a single letter) while I was trying to figure what I’m going to eat for dinner and now you’ve scolded me for it.

      I guess you showed me.

      I proofread everything I write multiple times. I even read it out loud to myself, because if something doesn’t sound right, it probably isn’t right. I actually catch more errors by reading things out loud than by simply scanning over it.

      But the nature of editing your own writing is that you still miss things because that’s how the human brain works. There’s a reason that being a copy editor is an entirely different position than being a reporter. If reporters had to edit all of their own work, it would be full of errors.

      I’m sorry your car was just repossessed, but I don’t see what that’s got to do with me. And I don’t care what other blogs do. I used to do this all seven days each week and I stopped because it was making me feel physically ill.

      I usually only take three days if there’s a federal holiday, a regular holiday, or some other family function I need to attend.

      This coming Monday is Labor day, and I won’t be writing anything on that day. I guess you can scold me for that, too. I don’t care. I don’t do this for you.

      It looks like the last time you commented here was a month ago, and the time before that was a month prior. Judging by all of your past comments on websites like Aint it Cool News and Cinemablend, it looks like you hate millennials, Star Wars, Disney, most women, Star Trek, President Obama, and you really, really hate “SJWs.”

      It looks like you even somehow found a way to post angry internet comments about Thor: Ragnarok, because they cast a black bisexual woman as Valkyrie.

      Why are you reading anything I write anyway? Fuck you.

      • Wildson


        You are the MF man 50 grand for that reply.

      • katanahamon

        I love it when people don’t think their past comments can’t be read..easily. Dopes.

    • muselet

      You are, of course, free not to read this blog. That way, you don’t have to endure the occasional—but clearly enraging—typo from Ashby.

      Just a thought.


    • 1933john

      Huh…You think you got trouble……my cigarettes got wet!

    • katanahamon

      I think your life story gives all of us an indication of your towering intellect. Thanks for playing our game, we have some lovely parting gifts for you…

  • Aynwrong

    Of all the Trump voters that are being hurt by Trump, the gun industry taking it on the chin is the one that brings the most joy.

    For the second time in my life I’ve watched a part of America suffer because of a hurricane far more than it should have due to a Republican President’s incompetence. 3,000 dead. Dear God…