‘Tooning in on the GOP

When pictures can be worth a thousand righteous rants.

Attribution: Book Learning by Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune, UT


23 thoughts on “‘Tooning in on the GOP”

  1. Attribution: Tipping the Scales by Dave Whamond, Canada, PoliticalCartoons.com


    [I don’t think the lyrics of the old hymn “onward, christian soldiers marching off to war with the cross of jesus…” really meant to be taken the way the GOPers are interpreting them. quite the opposite as far as the salvation army who “adopted the hymn as it’s favoured processional” according to wiki.  wiki also noted the lyrist baring-gould changed the fifth line of the same verse from “We are not divided” to “Though divisions harass” which seems applicable to the estranged times of today.]

  3. GOP wants a culture war? Let’s go after their Culture of Hate — the TV ads write themselves…

    DeSantis has made anti-LGBTQ+ legislation a large part of his agenda as he prepares to seek the Republican presidential nomination — Associated Press

    This didn’t take long, many more lawsuits to come I’m sure… “”Families sue over Florida’s new bans on gender-affirming care” — Scripps News

  4. more thoughts on GOPer “family values”

    Conservatives love to claim they support “Family Values,” but nothing could be further from the truth. Luckily progressives everywhere, including Rep. Eric Swalwell and comedian Ben Gleib, are slamming this sham and exposing to the world how hypocritical it is.

  5. Zelensky arrives in Hiroshima for last-minute visit to G7 summit – The Washington Post

    HIROSHIMA, Japan — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived here Saturday for a dramatic last-minute visit to the Group of Seven economic summit as President Biden sought to mobilize allies against a rising China’s growing political, military and economic power.
    Zelensky’s trip, which only became public a day before, immediately overshadowed the leaders’ efforts to focus public attention on issues beyond Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
    In their joint statement, the G-7 nations, which comprise Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the European Union, sought to project unity on a range of global challenges. It was clear that supporting Ukraine and countering what they called China’s economic coercion remained the top priorities, and leaders specifically called out China for not playing an active role in ending Russia’s war in Ukraine.
    “We call on China to press Russia to stop its military aggression, and immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw its troops from Ukraine,” the leaders wrote in the communiqué. “We encourage China to support a comprehensive, just and lasting peace based on territorial integrity and the principles and purposes of the UN Charter, including through its direct dialogue with Ukraine.”
    The joint statement, which also said the countries seek to have “constructive and stable relations with China,” came on the second day of a summit that has been largely oriented around Ukraine and its fight against Russia.
    Zelensky, continuing his flurry of international travel in recent days, arrived on a French government plane after visiting Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, to speak at an Arab League meeting. His visit to Hiroshima, the site of nuclear destruction in World War II, came as he warned against modern-day nuclear threats by Russia.
    Biden is likely to meet with Zelensky, who won a significant victory when White House officials on Saturday confirmed they were going to allow allied nations to send F-16s to Ukraine and the United States would train Ukrainian pilots to fly the Western fighter jets. For months, the Ukrainian leader has been requesting the advanced aerial capabilities to bolster his country’s counteroffensive.

  6. DeSanty is really totally like a Gilbert & Sullivan petty potentate, but then, also:

    Play (as in theater) of the week: 

    “The Emperor Jones”, by Eugene O’Neill, in which a man gets above his raisin’s and of course F’s around and F’s out.

  7. Alls that’s left is for him to call somebody “Macacca”.       lol

    I know, never count ‘em out, but jeebus, this guy’s goose is slap burnt.

  8. https://www.texastribune.org/2023/05/19/ken-paxton-texas-childrens-hospital/

    “Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston for providing gender transition-related care to minors, his office announced Friday. This is the second such investigation in as many weeks, as the Legislature moves to formally ban gender-affirming care for minors.”

    “Gender-affirming care ranges from “socially transitioning” — using different pronouns or dressing differently — to puberty blockers, hormone therapy and surgical interventions.”

    “But even before those treatments are formally banned, Paxton has used the might of his office to try and stop hospitals from providing this care. Two weeks ago, Paxton announced a similar investigation into Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, citing allegations from a hidden camera video investigation from the conservative activist group Project Veritas.”

    “The same day Paxton announced the investigation, parents began receiving calls from Dell Children’s, telling them their appointments were canceled and their doctors had parted ways with the adolescent health clinic.”

    Texass isn’t about to be out un-woked by Floriduh.

  9. https://www.texastribune.org/2023/05/19/texas-house-dei-university-bill/

    “Texas could become the second state in the country after Florida to ban diversity, equity and inclusion offices in higher education.”

    “Earlier in the debate, Kuempel also successfully introduced an amendment that clarifies the legislation bans DEI offices that “promote differential treatment,” and ensures all hiring initiatives are “color-blind and sex neutral.”

    “If a school is found to violate the bill, they have 180 days to fix the issue or risk losing state funding. It also allows students and employees to sue a university that violates this law.”

    “I think they are upset with the fact that people who have historically been marginalized are getting opportunities that people who have been from majority groups have been getting forever,” said Sameeha Rizvi, a student at the University of Texas at Austin who has been organizing against the legislation. “So it just feels like a political attack on a very real entity that is meant to help all students.”

  10. If you are not a straight, white man who identifies as Christian (despite un-Christian behavior), Republicans are gunning for your rights.    Let’s hope everyone knows it and they can’t restrict voting rights enough to let them remain in power.   If they want a civil war, they will get it. They will lose, again. 

  11. the GOPer campaign nightmare about to begin

    PAC to draft Tucker Carlson for president launches | The Hill

    A political action committee to get former Fox News host Tucker Carlson to run for president is making its launch with an ad that praises him for mocking “woke nonsense” — and is aiming to pull the GOP presidential field to the right.
    The Draft Tucker PAC, a hybrid PAC that filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission in late April shortly after Carlson was ousted from Fox News, debuted an ad on Thursday evening that is set for an initial weeklong ad on the conservative Newsmax cable channel next week.
    Carlson has repeatedly dismissed the idea of a White House run, saying in 2021 that he could do it if he was “the last person on earth” and joking about a run earlier this month, telling an Insider reporter that he would announce a presidential run in New Hampshire before saying: “Totally kidding. Sorry.”
    But that has not kept his fans from urging him to make the jump.
    Republican presidential candidate and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy said when Carlson was ousted from Fox News that he would make “a good addition to the race.”
    Kolean said that even if Carlson is not seriously considering a presidential run right now, the recruitment campaign makes sense for those who want to see him as a candidate. He noted former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson launched a 2016 run despite previously saying he had no desire to do so after a well-funded Draft Ben Carson super PAC formed.
    Ekstrom said he thinks Carlson has been “testing the water for quite a while,” including speaking at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa in 2022, an event that traditionally has been a stop for potential presidential candidates. 
    Kolean said the PAC is “exceptionally well-funded,” and that it will “easily” spend at least $150,000 just building name recognition alone. The group aims to sponsor polls and expand to radio and digital ads. Its yet-to-be-announced board will be made up of “major conservatives.” 
    “I can tell you that money is not going to be a problem,” Ekstrom said.


    warning: the following ad may make you sick. unfit for sensible and sensitive souls should to watch.

  12. Yeah, so, Tom Hanks was actually arguing against the re-editing of the Roald Dahl library of books that were revised to appeal to contemporary liberal sensitivities.
    It’s not just right-wingers that have lost their goddamned minds, it’s everybody! 🎉 

  13. https://pagesix.com/2023/04/09/judy-gold-comedians-are-in-a-precarious-situation-right-now/

    “In the show, Gold is equally critical of both the right and the left and the swiftness to judge and condemn.”

    The comedian, Judy Gold, did an off-Broadway show about both the book banners  and the PC police creating a harsh environment.  It was a great show and I hope they film it for streaming, for those who will hear.

    The changes made to the language in Roahl Dahl’s book Twits, makes me wonder how they will handle the new movie.


    “In The Twits, more than a dozen changes were made, including changing “ladies and gentlemen” to “folks” and removing words like batty, nutty, screwy, ugly, and hag.”[20][21]

    Original text
    “In her right hand she carried a walking stick. She used to tell people that this was because she had warts growing on the sole of her left foot and walking was painful. But the real reason she carried a stick was so that she could hit things with it, things like dogs and cats and small children.”

    2023 text
    “In her right hand she carried a walking stick. Not because she needed help walking. But the real reason she carried a stick was so that she could hit things with it, things like dogs and cats and small children.”

    I guess they didn’t want to offend anyone with plantar warts?

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