Despite all the indictments, the ones in Georgia are providing the only mugshots. Trump’s hasn’t been released as I’m posting this, so this artist’s interpretation will have to do. A mugshot isn’t a conviction, and hardly a consequence at all, but we have to take our schadenfreude where we can these days.
Garbage Pail Kids came out when I was five and I was enthralled. I’d get them instead of candy for at least a couple years. The handful that survived are framed and hanging in my living room.
I usually save the horror parodies for Halloween, but this summer’s news has been inviting them ahead of schedule. This usually is the time of year studios put out at least a few of their new spooky stuff in theaters so they can double-dip digital rentals in October.
McConnell froze up in the middle of a press conference a couple weeks ago, and I’ve learned not to get my hopes up. I’m going to be adding more gruesome ailments to my depiction of him and the fucker’s gonna outlive me; like some kind of mashup between the picture of Dorian Gray and the dude on the game Operation.
The most recent indictment for Trump seems pretty thorough and damning with lots of incriminating photos of stolen documents scattered around Mar-A-Lago. I did a cartoon about this when the stolen documents, subpoenas and warrants first came out last year.
I’m still skeptical any consequences will befall this horribly lucky bastard. The judge presiding over this case is Trump flunkie Aileen Cannon, who now has a chance to beat Aileen Wournos as Florida’s Worst Aileen.
Still getting ahead of my schedule, so here’s a mix of vaguely current eventsy gags. If you don’t know that Jeff Zients is the White House Chief of Staff, congrats on having a healthier news diet than mine. I was never a fan of Ron Klain, but he looks like Marx compared to Zients’ policy preferences.
The shitty contract forced onto rail workers by Congress and the President that contains zero (0) paid sick days is going to cause a lot of problems. Either immediately to the supply chain if a wildcat strike happens, or electorally when unions abandon Democrats for abandoning them.
“B-b-but it was Republicans who voted against it!” some might say. And that’s what Democrats planned on by decoupling sick leave from the rest of the bill. I typed a version of this on Mastodon, where I’ve been dabbling since my Musk-induced departure from Twitter. Hive Social is phone only, and not very secure, so I’m not doing much there besides parking my name.
Decoupling sick days from the rest of the rail bill was done by the Democratic House, so they could blame Senate Republicans while pleasing rail barons.
The antitrust thing could be about Ticketmaster flubbing Taylor Swift tickets, Amazon, cable companies, or almost literally anything else that sucks in this country.
There was an unveiling ceremony for a new Nancy Reagan stamp at the White House this week. Combined with Biden’s claims of McConnell and other Republicans being reasonable, I’m not too confident that tonight’s insurrection hearing will have much effect on stopping our slide into fascism.