JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, a federal judge has approved the consent decree that will reform the Baltimore police department over the objections of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Meanwhile, a White House meeting about the future of Trumpcare reportedly devolved into a "total meltdown."

The meeting was tense. At one point, according to three sources briefed on the meeting, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus suggested it could be detrimental to Ryan’s speakership if Republicans fail to pass a bill. Others disputed that characterization, saying the comments were not aimed specifically at Ryan but more broadly, as in: All Republican lawmakers' jobs are in jeopardy if they don't deliver.

"It was really bad," said one person familiar with the meeting. "They were in total meltdown, total chaos mode."

Finally, the Syrian airbase that Trump ordered an attack on last night is already being used again according to Reuters and the French press.

We launched $100 million worth of cruise missiles at nothing.

Thank Flying Spaghetti Monster, it's Friday. Have a good weekend.

  • Aynwrong

    “Thank Flying Spaghetti Monster, it’s Friday. Have a good weekend.”

    I’m not sure my lord and master Cthulhu would approve of thanking your particular made up sky god but, you too JM.

  • muselet

    Leave it to Roy Edroso to find the funny in something that’s, well, not.


  • gescove

    Great cartoon, BTW.

    • Victor the Crab

      Would be even better if it was far more Monty Pythonish.

  • gescove

    59 Tomahawk cruise missiles worth about $1.5 million each and they couldn’t put a couple of runways out of commission. Maybe they accidentally used Trumpahawk missiles — makes a lot of noise but is ineffectual.

    • Aynwrong

      Trumpahawk missiles are very low energy. They snooze like Ben Carson.

    • swift_4

      I don’t know if it was here, or on a link from here, but there were a couple of problems with the attack.

      1. Those missiles are good at knocking down a building. But they’ll only leave a hole in a runway that you can probably patch in an hour or two.

      2. Trump told the Russians the attack was coming. So the Russians told the Syrians. We spent a hundred million dollars for absolutely nothing. They dusted off their airfield and are probably dropping bombs as we speak.