Author Archives: JM Ashby

Distractions

Artist – John Darkow In other news, the first vice chair of the Arizona Republican Party resigned last night after saying that women on social welfare programs should be sterilized. As you may recall, Russell Pearce also introduced the “papers … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Lindsey Graham Says We’re All Going to Die

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is a man who may piss his pants on a regular basis. During his appearance on Fox News Sunday, Graham called the president “delusional” for believing that ISIS can be defeated without boots on the ground, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Not Intended to be a Factual Statement

During an interview with Breitbart, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said that the first executive order he would issue as president — Ha! — would be to “repeal all previous executive orders.” Why? Because, according to him, you should have to … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Words Continue to Have No Meaning

Today in Fox News chyrons brought to you by Media Matters. During a segment of America’s Newsroom focused on “American ambivalence” and the president’s lack of action, Fox News inadvertently disclosed that the president has, in fact, taken action. It … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Perdue: Nunn Supporters Are Like ACORN

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) is investigating the New Georgia Project, a third party voter registration organization, following allegations that they may be committing fraud. There are a few reasons why I’m skeptical, but Democratic Senate candidate Michele … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Awkward Questions

Artist – Pat Bagley Sorry folks, the park’s closed. I’m dealing with some computer hardware issues and won’t be posting today. Regarding the above cartoon — here’s the shot, and here’s the chaser. Have a good weekend. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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More Hearings

Artist – Ann Cleaves In other news, Senate Republicans successfully filibustered and blocked a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United today. Meanwhile, an elementary school teacher in Utah shot herself in a faculty bathroom before class today. Utah law allows … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray is a Documented Piece of Shit

The Charleston Gazette reports that a preparation plant foreman has filed a lawsuit against Murray Energy, alleging that she was fired because she didn’t follow CEO Bob Murray’s instructions on campaign contributions. During her time working for Murray, and continuing … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theory

The last several years have seen a number of railroad incidents and disasters involving the transportation of crude oil that have led to many deaths, and so the Department of Transportation is implementing new regulations in response. That seems simple … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul Opposes a Thing That We Aren’t Doing

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has repeatedly demanded that the president seek congressional authorization for taking action in Syria, and now that President Obama is doing so, Rand is ready to give it, right? In an op-ed written for Time, Rand … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Who Done It?

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Chris Christie now owns the distinction of having the greatest number of credit rating downgrades as a governor of New Jersey as Standard & Poor’s downgraded the state’s rating for an eighth time … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Congressional GOP Oppose Their Own Position on Syria

Congressional Republicans and conservative pundits have called on the White House to arm Syrian rebels for years, but now that President Obama is officially asking for authorization to do so, they oppose it. According to the Associated Press, House Republicans … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Outreach: GOP State Senator Doesn’t Want Uneducated Black Voters

Instances of Republican politicians saying vaguely racist things and using code words like “Chicago politics” are fairly common, but this isn’t vague at all. Georgia state Senator Fran Millar said that he would end Sunday voting in DeKalb County because … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Bill Maher Gets Duped by Rand Paul

Bill Maher already lost me when he joked that bombing Gaza is a bit like slapping a crazy woman (domestic violence isn’t funny), but this foolish endorsement of Rand Paul seals the deal. “Rand Paul is an interesting candidate to … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Middle Ground

Artist – Clay Bennett In other news, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said today that congressional Republicans should consider attaching a repeal of DACA to a continuing resolution to keep the government operating. In other words, he’s calling on his party … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Cheney: Obama ‘Facilitates the Muslim Brotherhood’

If you’re being generous you can read this as a critique of policy, but I’m not so generous and I believe it was a coded wink and a nod that the president himself may be a terrorist sympathizer. Dick “Dick” … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Fearmongers Over Ebola, Cuts Ebola Funding Request

In America’s latest display of stunning dissonance, House Republicans are planning to provide less than half of what White House requested to fight Ebola. According to a source familiar with the negotiations, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) agreed … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theory 4: The Unnecessary Sequel

William Gheen, who has previously warned us that China will enlist migrant children in a war against white people in America, now tells us that President Obama is transporting children across the country in “unmarked vans” as part of his … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Trump Resorts Declaring Bankruptcy Again

Donald Trump is no longer the chairman of Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. (he was the chairman during multiple previous bankruptcies), but it’s nevertheless amusing to me that a company bearing his name is once again declaring bankruptcy. Trump Entertainment Resorts … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Honesty: Obama is Always Wrong Even When He’s Right

Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) tells The New York Times that even though “a lot of people” don’t actually care what happens in Iraq, the Republican party will find a way to attack President Obama over the strategy for combating ISIS … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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