Well, Tom Tomorrow may have finally thrown in the towel on trying to parody this un-parody-able “administration.” Now he’s just flat-out writing current events reports as graphic essays.
So… now he’s gotten there!
It turns out this cartoon is fairly accurate – not in the actual transcript of the words but in the fact that Pumpkin spews enough on Fox & Friends to get himself even deeper in the legal shitter than he was before.
But I also predict it will not matter. Nothing at all will happen to this scumbag, because the rich don’t want it to. They already got their tax scam and now they are coming for your Social Security. Inconveniences like punishing treason committed by their puppets will not be allowed to interfere.
Pumpkin supporters are something of a puzzle until you consider that they have come for the racism and xenophobia, and they literally do not care about what else is in the package. Or about other people, which is the point.
When evangelical churches continue to support the fascists who violate every supposed tenet of their faith, you kind of have to start to believe that they are not all that sincere in their rhetoric about helping the stranger, the sick, and the poor, and treating all of God’s children as precious.
People who support greed, patriarchy, xenophobia, and racism: are they not much more likely to be greedy, sexist and racist?
It’s exhausting, living in a superpower being run by a hyper-caffeinated four-year-old with an iPhone. Before this missile strike, Pumpkin tweeted,
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
Nice and new and smart. You’d be not-very-impressed by a four-year-old who gave that assessment of some piece of military technology.
He followed up after the strike, of course, with an oldie but a goodie:
A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2018
Ah yes, “Mission Accomplished.” What could possibly go wrong after a Rethuglican idiot rolls with those two words?
Come to think of it, “Nailed It!” would be better.
But I guess he saves those words for… porn stars.
Michael Cohen’s office raid might actually be the beginning of the end of this long national nightmare.
Two articles make different but roughly equivalent arguments about just how serious this is. In The New Yorker, Adam Davidson explains how the investigation centered on Cohen is about different crimes from the Russian-election-collusion that Mueller is focused on, and – not incidentally – probably more resilient to fuckery from Pumpkin or the DOJ.
Meanwhile, over in the National Review, Andrew McCarthy delves into the necessity of there being serious criminal – not civil – charges before a step like raiding the President’s lawyer’s office would ever be taken by the prosecutors of the Southern District of New York. Where he worked as one of those prosecutors for two decades.
(Yes, I just linked to William F. Buckley’s flagship rag. Surely a portent of end times or something.)
Popcorn is always good but this next batch might be extra-tasty.
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