Category Archives: Open Thread

Disorder

Artist – Kevin Siers In other news, President Obama has taken the first steps toward normalizing relations with Cuba. The GOP, as you might expect, is losing their minds. Programming note… I’m still sick and today has been a really … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Thought Experiment

Artist – Jen Sorensen In other news, soon-to-be Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says his first priority in the next session of Congress will be to approve the Keystone XL pipeline extension. Get the veto pen ready. Meanwhile, Senator Ted Cruz … 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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No Hesitation

Artist – John Branch In an interview with the Chicago Sun Times, Attorney General Eric Holder offered praise for professional athletes using their platform to raise awareness. “As my son would point out, everybody copied him. Derrick Rose was the … 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 Continue reading Continue reading

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Landslide

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, Jeb Bush apparently has a financial problem that Bloomberg is referring to as a “Mitt Romney problem.” After reading this, I’d say that’s a perfect description. Documents filed with the U.S. Securities and … 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 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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Pain and Humiliation

Artist – Joel Pett In other news, the Omnibus spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown might be falling apart due to the fact that it’s terrible. We could see a temporary resolution passed tomorrow that will continue current … 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 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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So?

In other news, the federal autopsy of Michael Brown conducted by the Justice Department concluded that his death was a homicide because of “injuries of the skull, brain and right chest” which were caused by close-range gunfire. This could be … 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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Color Blind

Artist – David Horsey In other news, the CIA torture report due to be released tomorrow may have some very ugly details tucked away inside it according to ABC News. The use of waterboarding stopped many years ago, but, according … 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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Self-Evident

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, yet another unarmed black man was shot dead by police yesterday. Rumain Brisbon was delivering fast food to his children when he was shot in the torso two times after the officer confused … 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 Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The System Works

Artist – Nick Anderson A Pattern or Practice investigation of the Cleveland police by the Department of Justice has found a pattern of abuse and excessive use of force, including incidents where officers fired their guns at victims of crimes. … 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 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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Say Cheese

Artist – Chan Lowe In other news, anti-war hero Rand Paul is preparing to unveil his declaration of war against ISIS. Let that soak in. Meanwhile, Coach Mike Ditka would like to remind you that he is a racist and … 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 Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Better Call Robert

Artist – Jen Sorensen In other news, the president will reportedly nominate Ashton Carter to serve as the next secretary of defense. Meanwhile, the unconstitutional plan to seize federal lands in Utah now has a price-tag and it’s far more … 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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Dangerous Precedent

Artist – Steve Sack In other news, the tri-corner hat wearing man who unloaded on multiple government buildings in Austin, Texas last week belonged to what I would describe as a religious group for white supremacists. Police believe McQuilliams was … 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 Continue reading

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Debunked

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, a middle aged white guy who wears tri-corner hats opened fire on multiple government buildings, including the Mexican consulate, in Austin, Texas last night. Here he is in a tri-corner hat. More here. … 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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Not So Much

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, the largest food bank in the US, the Food Bank For New York City (FBFNYC), is running out of food because of budget cuts. It’s worth noting that House Republicans said the cuts … Continue reading

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Drama Club

Artist – Joe Heller In other news, shootings by police are now the the leading cause of violent death in Utah according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Meanwhile, former New York Mayor Rudy “9/11″ Giuliani would like to inform you … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, there’s no shortage of things to laugh at in the world today, but this may be the funniest. “With this action, the president has chosen to deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Clear Message

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, former Senator Scott Brown is getting back in the saddle at Fox News after losing the election. Again. Meanwhile, President Obama will address the nation tonight at 8 p.m. ET regarding the action … 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 Continue reading

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Last Week’s Agenda

Artist – Rob Tornoe In other news, Louisiana Republicans are establishing a special voter integrity program to combat the non-existent, imagined threat of voter fraud. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has officially scheduled 132 days of work for 2015. “Work” … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Blockade

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, a religious group in Mississippi is pushing for a state constitutional amendment to declare Christianity the official state religion. Who needs Shariah law when you have Christian law? Meanwhile, Fox News is absolutely … 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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The GOP’s New Plan: Only Shut Down Part of the Government

How can the Republican party block the president’s executive action on immigration without shutting the government down? According to The Hill, their new plan is to fund every part of the government except those that may be involved in the … 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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