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June, 2017 archive

Just Deserts 0

Dick Polman points out that you get what you vote for.


Trumpling the Presidency Is Hard Work 0


Twits on Twitter 0

Tony Norman visualizes a crisis of conscience.


How Now, Brown Cow? 0

Vance Lehmkuhl wonders why Americans are so ignorant about cows and milk. Here’s a bit:

It was great fun to learn recently that 7 percent of U.S. adults — more than the population of Pennsylvania! — say they believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

It’s one data point in a survey the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy conducted among 1,000 American adults testing folks’ knowledge of agribusiness. But the dairy-backed survey skipped a few other basic questions people might have trouble answering.

My answer is that, thanks primarily to “social” media, ignorance and a willingness to believe anything they see on a computer screen when they wouldn’t believe the same thing in print seems to have become a default setting. Follow the link for his answer.


Dis Coarse Discourse 0


GOP Gospel 0

Republican Elephant to Jesus at the Sermon on the Mount:

Via Juanita Jean.


“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Show politeness to your fellow motorists.

“Route 100 South drops down from two lanes to one lane where it merges into Route 202,” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said during a press conference Thursday night. “At that point her car started jostling with a red pickup truck. Not actually hitting but both of them trying to merge together.”

Police said the driver of the pickup truck then pulled out a gun in a fit of road rage and shot Roberson in the head, killing her instantly. Roberson’s car went off the side of the road and crashed into a wooded area. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene down the shoulder of the road on Route 202 and continued onto Paoli Pike.


Doing His Homework 0

Senator Casey reads the bill.



Umberto Eco:

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.


Butterfly 0


I think it’s a pipevine swallowtail.

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Ryan’s Derp 0

Juanita Jean.


Con Job 0

Oh, please.

The organizers between Salt Lake Comic Con and San Diego ComicCon International (SLCC) are locked in a legal dispute over what events have the right to call themselves a “comic con.”

More stupid at the link.


Have Cake, Eat It Too 0

Mitch McConnell dressed as Marie Antoinette holding a cake labelled

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.


“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Politeness is a family value.

A northwestern Indiana man said he was showing a handgun to his sons and telling them to never play with it “because it can kill someone” when he accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old daughter, according to court records.


Authorities said the 33-year-old father was showing his sons a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun when he inadvertently shot Olivia as she walked into the room. Hummel told the 911 dispatcher he didn’t realize the gun was loaded when he pulled the trigger.

Just another day in Gun Nut Eden.


In the Bags 0

Frame One:  Man asks,

Via Job’s Anger.


Nothing Doing 0

Warning: Language.

Part One:

Part Two:



Marlene Dietrich:

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.


A Picture Is Worth 0

How Republicans want to cut the health care pie:

The second one shows how  the tax cuts will be apportioned between the two groups. That richest thin sliver gets slightly over half of the tax cut dollars.

Click for the original images published by Paul Krugman.

Via The Daily Banter.


The Snaring Economy 0

The Tampa Bay Times’s John Romano has had it with Uber.


The New Doomsday Book 0

Angel of Death relaxing on the beach holding the Senate Republicans' Trumpcare bill while saying,

Meanwhile, Dick Polman argues convincingly that the Kock Brothers and their cronies are pulling Mitch McConnell’s strings.

Image via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.