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Something Obvious

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Joel Pett)

In other news, chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder, and treasurer Bitsy Kelley of USA Gymnastics all resigned today over the Larry Nassar scandal.

Meanwhile, Axios reports that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has literally been falling asleep during meetings. More importantly, he's reportedly been taken out of the loop on all trade decisions. I'm going to say that's bad, because trade rep. Robert Lighthizer is a nutcase.

Finally, Las Vegas festival shooter Stephen Paddock bought 55 guns(!) in a single year leading up to the shooting according to Vegas police. Authorities also found child pornography on his computer.

I'd still like to know how a guy carries 23 guns and 5,100 rounds of ammunition into a hotel room without anyone noticing.

  • Badgerite

    As far as I can tell, the Democrats in Congress managed to get the GOP to finally fund the CHIP program for 9 million American kids to get access to healthcare again without having to worry that they will soon be kicked off. The Dreamers are up next and I hope the Dems hold firm on this as they have the overwhelming support of the American people on this one as well. Even most Republicans want to see these worthy young adults stay in the only country they have ever really known as it is just the right thing to do and to stay without the ridiculous restrictions the GOP wants to tack on. These kids are not ‘on parole’. They have to be exemplary to qualify for DACA in the first place.
    Most Americans also do not support the splitting apart of families. Most Americans support ‘chain immigration’, known to those of us in the humane world as allowing immigrants to bring their family with them to this country to live as a family unit. We call that family values. Since when does the United States of America stand for the Stephen Miller Blatant Cruelty Standard of immigration. Saying we will let you bring family members to live with you as citizens here in America is hardly some major influx of foreign influence or anything. It is just basic “family values” that Americans always have and always will support. Rabid ‘blood and soil’ Millerites not included. ( You can certainly tell he was an aide to Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. Bigoted minds think alike.

  • Only a gun dealer has any reason to even own 55 guns at a time, let alone reason to acquire that many in a single year.

  • Badgerite

    Alex, I’ll take Something Obvious for $200.
    What do we call several hundred thousands of dollars dumped into Paul Ryan’s campaign fund by the Koch Brothers right after Ryan managed to get through and signed into law the whopping tax cut for the Koch Brothers that they have been dumping money into the GOP to get for a decade?
    A kickback?
    Ding! Ding! Ding!

  • Could the Las Vegas shooter be any more stereotypical wingnut–middle aged, white male with a foreign purchased wife, child porn on his computer, online right-wing presence, and gun nut. AND the guy was rich.
    What was his major malfunction?! He needed to kill and injure 500+ people, why? And this Administration is STILL trying to say that immigration is our biggest source of terror. I’m a hell of a lot more afraid middle aged white men than I am of ANYONE else.

    • muselet

      As a middle-aged white man, I agree.

      –alopecia

    • Scopedog

      What did Chris Rock say? “I’m not afraid of Al Queda, I’m afraid of Al Cracker !”.

  • Aynwrong

    “… Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has literally been falling asleep during meetings.

    The best people. The very best.

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    • ninjaf

      This makes me think of the final season of “Episodes” [SPOILER ALERT] where a formerly powerful studio head is back and pitching a reality game show to the new head of his former studio. Out of obligation to him (he mentored her and gave her her first job), she buys his show and asks him for a list of potential hosts. Several are dead, long dead even, and he has no clue. This is perfectly analogous to the Trump administration and their appointments.

      Sounds to me like Glenn Greenwald is Russian supported. I dunno…one of those places where the extreme left meets extreme right in their politics and you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins. He can go fuck himself.

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