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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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In other news, after canceling and un-canceling stimulus talks, Trump now says he wants bigger stimulus than what House Democrats have passed. That means Trump wants more stimulus than his own chief of staff, Mark Meadows, is offering to House Democrats. And Senate Republicans won't even agree to lower numbers.

These people are completely fucking stupid.

Meanwhile, and case in point, Axios reports that Trump reversed course on stimulus because Wall Street dropped and he didn't anticipate that because he is a giant moron. This is a recurring theme.

Finally, Europe just set a new one-day record for new coronavirus infections and so did the Midwestern United States.

Cases are rising the fastest in the upper Midwest, where the weather is the coldest, with Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin all reporting record increases in new cases so far in October. Illinois reported its biggest increase on Thursday since May 14.

And it’s not just more cases.

The percentage of tests coming back positive is rising and tops 20% in Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The U.S. recorded over 56,000 infections yesterday which means we're back to where we were in early August and it's really not even that cold yet.

Wear your masks and have a good weekend -- RIP Eddie Van Halen

  • muselet

    • Donald Trump is chasing the magic formula that will make him popular again. If that means saying something the exact opposite of what he said the day before, so be it. If that means undercutting Mark Meadows, so be it. If that means making an unrealistic proposal, so be it.

    • Trump wants desperately to keep share prices up, because he’s dumb enough to think that means something about the larger economy. So are the rest of the Rs, for that matter.

    • The more people congregate indoors, the more Sars-CoV-2 will spread. Stay home as much as you can, wash your hands, avoid crowds, socially distance and wear a damn’ mask.

    • John Lennon would have turned 80 today. (It’s easy to forget just how flipping young the Beatles were when they became stars. When this song was released, John Lennon was 25 years old.)

    Have a safe weekend, all.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    “…after canceling and un-canceling stimulus talks…”
    Isn’t that what he did with the debate as well or has that been cancelled again?

    Millions are out of work, can’t pay their bills and are in danger of eviction if they haven’t been already and instead of moving mountains to get people the help they need to just survive an entire political party is playing grab ass musical chairs. Amazingly, polls typically show that Rs are more trusted regarding stewardship of the economy. If this doesn’t prove otherwise, nothing will.

    All we had to do was not elect a reality show moron. You wouldn’t think it would be so difficult.

    Take care everyone…

    This is just frelling cool. Yes, I said frelling and I stand by it.
    https://youtu.be/iYKXdt0LRs8

    • muselet

      I don’t know why anyone would object to “frelling.” It’s a perfectly cromulent word.

      –alopecia