Cartoon

Whines and Brewhahas

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Joel Pett)

In other news, documents show George Mason University, Virginia's largest public university, granted the Koch Brothers influence over hiring and firing decisions in exchange for donations.

Meanwhile, the EPA has granted a waiter to an oil refinery owned by billionaire and former Trump adviser Carl Icahn and no one is more pissed than... the biofuel industry.

[The] exemption for CVR’s Wynnewood, Oklahoma, plant prompted fresh criticism from the powerful corn lobby, which already has accused Trump’s EPA of over-using the hardship waiver program in a way that hurts demand for ethanol.

“This one’s going to be hard for (Scott) Pruitt to explain,” Brooke Coleman, head of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council industry group, said in an email on Friday, referring to the EPA administrator.

Finally, Trump's temporary suspension of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from members of the EU is set to expire in less than 24 hours but, as of his writing, no decision has been made on extending it. There's a good chance Trump already forgot about this.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Meanwhile, the EPA has granted a waiter to an oil refinery

    Heh. “And today’s specials are…”

  • As usual, I love that cartoon.

  • ninjaf

    In other news, documents show George Mason University, Virginia’s largest public university, granted the Koch Brothers influence over hiring and firing decisions in exchange for donations.

    Yes, it’s the liberals trying to secretly indoctrinate college students.

    • The fact that a public institution would do such a thing is chilling and a REALLY bad sign.

      • That’s no exaggeration!

  • Username1016

    It’s just incredible how fast everything can go to hell, isn’t it? The Obama administration had a remarkably low corruption level, but give the Trumpsters sixteen months and here we are. Is there anything that IS still run on the up-and-up?

    • Draxiar

      As of right now I’d have to say the FBI.

      • Actually I wouldn’t go that far. The Mueller Investigation is the ONLY thing I would say is on the up and up.

  • swift_4

    Something is hard to explain only if you plan on explaining it.

    • Simple explanation:

      We don’t give a damn about the farmers, and wanted to do a huge favor for one of Trump’s buddies.