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Nuclear Triad

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rodgers)

In other news, the second suspect in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been identified as Alexander Mishkin, a doctor working for Russian intelligence. Mishkin traveled to Britain to carry out the attack using the name Alexander Petrov.

It's like they weren't even trying that hard.

Meanwhile, according to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Mike Pence spent at least $325,000 in taxpayer dollars to attend the NFL football game last year when he walked out before the game even started because a player kneeled in protest on the sideline.

According to the newly released — and heavily redacted — documents, the hotel rooms for Pence’s security team totaled $64,637.88, split between nine different properties, with the heftiest bill of $25,151 at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown. A heavily redacted document titled “LRC Air/Rail Detail Report by Project Code” with a “report period” of Oct. 7 through Oct. 9 has an amount at the bottom of $8,877.91, presumably for certain travel expenses. Temporary walkways deployed in downtown Indianapolis add another $2,368.

The dates on the documents lend further credence to the notion this was a hastily planned stunt and not, as a Pence aide claimed to CNN, an event planned “for weeks” so that the vice president could watch a ceremony honoring former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. The walkways, rented from an event company based out of Cincinnati, were ordered only the Friday before the game and a lodging addendum for the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport was signed just three days before the game.

Finally, John Oliver took a took at Brazil's election and the "Brazilian Trump" last night.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I felt like a zombie today. It's way too hot for October.

  • Badgerite

    I wonder if Glen Greenwald advocates voting for #not him. Hadad must have some emails or something. Maybe he made some speeches for pay or something. So a raging homophobic and Nazi wannabe threatens to come to power in Brazil and Greenwald does what? Attacks the American Democratic party, of course. Phony.

  • Aynwrong

    The Republican Vice President spent over a quarter million in taxpayer dollars on a publicity stunt.

    All together now: If a Democrat dared…