No Town Hall

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Steve Sack)

In other news, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood. This would have been struck down in court anyway.

Meanwhile, Melania Trump has amended her lawsuit against the Daily Mail to remove specific monetary claims, probably because that would have opened the Trumps up to a discovery process that could reveal -gasp!- the elusive tax returns.

Finally, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) has clearly seen too many movies.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), whose district is just over 100 miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border, referenced the illicit drug trade in a discussion Wednesday with CNN’s Brianna Keilar on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

“The reality, Brianna, is that we have to measure all of the costs, ancillary and otherwise, and make the best decision that we can. But I can suggest to you that there are national security implications here for a porous border,” Franks said. “We sometimes used to make the point that if someone wanted to smuggle in a dangerous weapon, even a nuclear weapon, into America, how would they do it? And the suggestion was made, ‘Well, we'll simply hide it in a bale of marijuana.’

Unfortunately for us, our enemies probably aren't quite as stupid as Trent Franks. It's doubtful that anyone with the capability of acquiring a nuclear weapon would hide it under a bale of marijuana given that the border is crawling with drug-sniffing dogs specifically trained to sniff out marijuana. Plus, marijuana isn't even packaged and transported in "bales." Do you even crime, bro?

Of course, you can't exactly buy nuclear weapons in a fucking bodega, so we really have nothing to worry about.

  • Where do they get this stuff?

    Does Rep Franks even know what marijuana is? Or a bomb?

  • Nefercat

    My picture is in the dictionary next to “most naive and gullible white bread repressed midwesterner on the planet.” I am not, never was, and never will be one of the cool kids. It had never occurred to me (until informed by my son) that “Doobie” was not really the last name of the Doobie Brothers.

    Bales of marijuana? Please, Mr. Franks, even I know better than that.

  • gescove

    That cartoon could be written about my Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon CD2. He likes to tout his telephone town halls. The calls are never well publicized except after the fact (“4,000 people on my last town hall call!” – yeah… I’d like to see the call log). I’ve gotten robocall invitations to participate — usually in morning (i.e., getting ready for work) for the “town hall” that starts within the hour (i.e., when at work). You get to listen to what amounts to a self-congratulatory stump speech. You can submit a question, but it is offline to a staffer. They screen the questions and the questioners. It’s a straight up farce.

    • Aynwrong

      Admit it, you only posted that comment because George Soros cut you a check for 50 bucks.

      • gescove

        It’s true. Plus I’ll be earning sweet coin at this Saturday’s protest rally. I haven’t made this kind of money since being a paid agitator in the 60’s. /snark

        • Aynwrong


          • Nefercat

            Dammit, how do we sign up for these checks? I have never gotten paid for yapping away but according to republicans I should be raking in the big bucks.

          • Aynwrong

            You deserve a tax cut so all that sweet, sweet Soros cash can trickle down even further.

  • Aynwrong