Thursday, September 21, 2017

Geez, This Season Of The Americans Has Really Gone Downhill



I mean, is it realistic to expect a foreign government/criminal syndicate to go all in on an outwardly right wing populist who's actually their Manchurian pawn (albeit one who might well be laundering money for them) ... and then with a combination of weird election rules, a crappy press corps magnifying alleged flaws of his opponent (that and epically bad timing for a damaging press release from a clueless FBI director) ... the Manchurian pawn manages to get elected?

Nah...could never happen...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Staying With Yesterday's Theme



Because, good lord, there was an earthquake, the third major hurricane of the season, wildfires are still burning out west, racial tension (down here significant evidence it led to multiple murders) ... and Emperor Little Fingers can't get his country names right.

Wonder where the "Trump Katrina" stories are? Oh, wait, that's right: we don't try to play politics with every tragedy.

...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Nero Fiddled...



But Trump preened. Actually, Nero didn't fiddle, nor did he sing while playing the lyre...and this is not to imply that Trump is responsible for natural disasters (though he may well have served as some inspiration for the horrible murders right here in my sleepy town)...but...in a world subject to disasters, natural or not, having this clown in office is scary, even if (as we all know) he's only being allowed to play at being president...heaven help us if he actually tries to become one.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Deja Vu All Over Again



Or time to make the donuts. Because on the other side of the aisle they're serving up yet another shit sandwich, this one courtesy of Bill Cassidy (from right here in the Gret Stet) and Lindsay Graham.

They just won't quit.

And millions are crazy enough to agree. Not most, but enough to make for yet another showdown...Christ.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday



No Photoshopping today -- busy here -- but came across this. Worth noting.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Not Always Gloom and Doom Here



Martin Shkreli had his bail revoked, because he couldn't not-behave-like-an-asshole even after being convicted. Sad to say, though, he's enough of a nut to possibly think jail will give him some kind of street cred. And I'm also guessing he's being kept isolated for his own safety...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hurricane Bannon



OK, not exactly my best Photoshop work, but it's Monday, I had a busy day at work...and Bannon is a cross of hot air and toxic waste...

Friday, September 08, 2017

Our Fate Is Your Fate



Not exactly a weekend to look forward to. Damn.

See you Monday. By then we'll have an idea...

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The New Normal



All you can do is hope everything in Irma's isn't obliterated. And...while we've dodged this one here in Louisiana (or I sure as hell hope), how long before our luck runs out?

Holy shit.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The First Step



Even more ridiculous is that shitheels like Rush will be the first to victim-blame if people find themselves in dire conditions and/or in need of supplies. All they've got is reflexive, knee jerk hatred.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Bad Dreams



Keeping with the Eff You attitude his base enjoys so much...despite it being just plain stupid on moral...and even economic grounds.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Labor Day



Here's to all out there, regardless of documentation or status...

Back tomorrow.

Friday, September 01, 2017

How Jacksonian



So, Trump wants what amounts to a slightly less draconian Trail of Tears than the original...at least it's not a forced march, though for a lot of kids, it IS to somewhere completely unfamiliar.

Have a good weekend. Sorry for the recycled picture, but had a very stressful day. Long story.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Manafort Destiny?



Maybe...or maybe he cuts a deal. And it looks like he can't rely on the boss to get him off the hook.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Random Memories...



Just to get away from all DT all the time, here's an interpretation of one Harvey LeRoy "Lee" Atwater, who may not have written the book on bottom feeding politics, but probably read it enough times to recite lengthy passages from memory. He's certainly one reason we find ourselves where we are today.

And a reminder of just what sort of toxic waste Lee was.

The only fitting punishment I can think of is...if death is final and he has no way of knowing what he helped bring about...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Toddler King Went To Houston



Or maybe it was the emperor, hoping we'd marvel at his new clothes. Either way, it's pretty evident he's not really in charge of anything except his massive and generally uncouth ego. Christ.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Our Fate, Your Fate



A dozen years ago, that was an apt expression someone coined about New Orleans. Still rings true...

Friday, August 25, 2017

How Many Times Did We Hear "Obama's Katrina"



And I honestly hope this one doesn't become Trump's. Good luck Texas, and wish us luck here...

Have as nice a weekend as you can have...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

No Photoshopping Today



Instead, two unretouched pictures. Yep.

Back tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Worst Elvis Impersonator Ever



And that's saying something...also apologies to Elvis Presley, who contrary to rumor, did not make derogatory remarks about African Americans. But goddamn, my thoughts last night watching the clown show in Phoenix...the combination of grandiosity yet self-pity...and the sinister chanting from his true believers. Ugly.

I also thought about Lenny Bruce, also with apologies...turns out I wasn't the only one.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Science Tuesday

Back to the usual tomorrow, but why not take one more day away from the grind...here are some photos from yesterday.

This one is just after the eclipse went total...looks like it overwhelmed the camera...and maybe the photographer. Guess I should look at the manual and adjust the settings sometimes...



And here's the same photo after running it through Photoshop...no, not "original," but am pretty sure this is ... close to my mind's eye.







































The universe is a goddamned amazing place. It'll survive the Trump clown show travesty...let's hope we do too in the meantime.

Catch you tomorrow.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Day Off

Watching an eclipse. Back tomorrow.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Now He Belongs To The Ages...



Well, if by ages you mean the batshit era we're living in...and think about it: Bannon, as far as I know, is the only person who was ever accused, on the record, of...damn, I just don't want to think about it. Thanks a lot, Scaramucci.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Deplorable Enough For You?



Won't bother with a link today...but...HRC was forced to apologize for calling them a basket of deplorables. Seem like that's kind of an understatement.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Nice To Know, I Guess



After a full weekend spent mulling over the pros and cons, the administration decided the KKK, Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists merited explicit condemnation.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mad Man?



Nah...probably more paper tiger, but the problem is he could easily go full-on lunatic...and there's not much we could do.

On that note, have a good weekend.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Beneath The Planet Of The Apes?...Sigh...



I mean, shit. Not even a Cuban Missile Crisis repeated as farce. This is clown show stuff.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Coming Attraction?



Alas, probably not, but a grand jury will still make them squirm. Good.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Some Men Just Want To Watch The World Burn



At least until it's their own house on fire. Which is why stuff like this is so troubling. Even with Mini-Me Jackson clearly incompetent at best (and more likely an in-way-over-his-head-deranged-nut) his 30 percent or so base won't quit him, unless and until they're surrounded by flames. And, even then, they'll try to blame, you name it, Hillary, libruls, Democrats, minorities...and like it or not, we're along for the ride too if/when it all goes down in flames.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cuppa Coffee



So, Mooch's career in the Trump Administration lasted the length of an NBA minimum ten day contract...but I'm sure he'll manage...if nothing else, wingnut welfare is a bottomless pit.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Emperor Little Fingers Is Not Pleased



Which means someone's head must roll...or ass must be kicked. Hence, Reince Priebus. Don't let the door hit you, etc. etc.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

He Seems Nice



We've devolved even further -- it's no longer even Ted Mack's Amateur Hour. More like the fucking Gong Show.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Here's Hoping They Both Lose



By no means does this mean I've got any sympathy for JBS. Just the opposite: while he's busy salvaging what remains of any dignity he may have once had (emphasis on "may") it's hopefully keeping him from pursuing a genuinely ugly agenda.

But that said, what we're seeing isn't normal. It's a dumbing down and cheapening of some pretty important institutions, government as reality television, hissy fit as national entertainment...and policy. Which is all fine and good as long as something serious doesn't happen...but...if something does, all bets are off. When shit hits a fan, it's not pretty.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Enjoy Your Legacy Johnny Walnuts



Just my personal theory, but I'm guessing this is in the end all about losing to "that one" in 2008...

Monday, July 24, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Don't Let The Door Hit You...



Bye, bye...

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

No Use Trying



They're not exactly open to reason. Just have to outvote them...again...and hope we can also outvote them where it counts...

Friday, July 14, 2017