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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Joel Pett)

In other news, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the U.S. will renegotiate NAFTA or pull out of the trade deal. It will never be renegotiated as long as Trump's people are the ones making demands, so we're all fucked. Canadians officials also reportedly think we're all fucked.

Meanwhile, the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) has settled with a transgender student who sued the district for not allowing him to use the boy's restroom.

Ash Whitaker, a former Tremper High School student, had sued the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) in July 2016 for banning him from the boys' bathroom, subjecting him to daily surveillance, and threatening disciplinary action for using the boys' bathroom.

Whitaker graduated high school in June 2017, days after the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of his challenge against the school district, and upheld a lower court's decision allowing him to use the boys' bathroom for his senior year.

As part of the settlement, KUSD withdrew its US Supreme Court appeal challenging that decision, according to the Transgender Law Center, which represented Whitaker in the case.

Finally, the Arizona GOP may nominate a birther for a Senate seat. I mean, we already knew Joe Arpaio is a birther, but he's still talking about it. Arpaio apparently intends to campaign on birtherism. This is a video clip from last night, not 2008 or 2012.

ARPAIO: Oh, now you're bringing that up.

CUOMO: Well, why wouldn't I?

ARPAIO: Well, I'm gonna tell you something.

CUOMO: Do you think it doesn't matter? You want to be a U.S. Senator and you were part of a campaign to delegitimize a president of the United States? Matters, no?

ARPAIO: No. No, I started this because of a fake document, a government document. I didn't care where the president came from. I didn't care at all. And we have the evidence, nobody will talk about it, nobody will look at it, and anytime you want to come down, or anybody, we'll be glad to show you the evidence. And by the way, you're going to hear more about this fake, phony birth certificate --

CUOMO: So, you think President Obama's birth certificate is a phony?

ARPAIO: No doubt about it. No doubt about it, we have the evidence. I'm not going to go into all the details. Yeah, it's a phony document.

I think Democrats are going to win this seat.

  • That cartoon is genius. Especially the thousand yard stare Mueller has in panel 3.

    • Badgerite

      The Fredo don’t fall far from the tree.

  • Aynwrong

    The racism of Bull Connor perfectly mixed with the mindset of somebody who thinks Elvis poured them a cup of coffee at a diner that one time. The perfect avatar for today’s GOP.


  • muselet

    Oh. Dear. Lord.

    US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst.

    “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Mr Trump told lawmakers on Thursday, according to the Washington Post.

    The remark was reportedly in reference to people from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

    The White House did not deny the comment, which has been confirmed by other US media.

    “Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” a statement from White House spokesman Raj Shah said.

    Donald Trump can’t let Joe Arpaio out–crazy-uncle him, not even for one news cycle.