🍚 Cartoon Commentary 🍚 Open Thread

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Go get your popcorn and see what the clever cartoonists have to say about the state of things around these parts.

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What do cartoonists have to say about the collusion between Dems and media?

Cartoon by A.F.Branco - Crime Scene

What do cartoonists have to say about the transgender issue:

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What do cartoonists have to say about the nomination of Judge Gorsuch?

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What do cartoonists have to say about our government?

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What do cartoonists have to say about  feminists?

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What do cartoonists have to say about the fools on the left?

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What do cartoonists have to say about the fools on the right?

Political Cartoons by Dana Summers

What do cartoonists have to say about term limits? One the Right …

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What do cartoonists have to say about term limits? One the Left …

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What do cartoonists have to say about Trump and healthcare?

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

What do cartoonists have to say about draining the swamp?

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

What do cartoonists have to say about Russia?

What do cartoonists have to say about Trump and the EPA?

What do cartoonists have to say about the issue of privacy?

What do cartoonists have to say about Trump and the Freedom Caucus?

Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail

What do cartoonists have to say about Trump’s approval rating?

Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

And last but not least, what does Maxine have to say about life in general?

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Have a great week and Happy Monday!

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9 Responses to “🍚 Cartoon Commentary 🍚 Open Thread”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Article about Sharyl Attkisson’s lawsuit against Eric Holder Courtesy of Rev Amy:

    Attkisson v. Eric Holder, Department of Justice, et al

    On March 19, 2017, a federal judge denied the government’s motion to dismiss my computer intrusion lawsuit, and transferred the case from Washington D.C. to the Eastern District of Virginia.

    Below are excerpts from the judge’s opinion, which provides a good summary.

    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
    FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    MEMORANDUM OPINION, by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan

    As an investigative reporter for CBS News, Ms. Attkisson was responsible for investigating and reporting on national news stories. Between 2011 and 2013, she investigated and prepared various high-profile news reports, including ones related to the “Fast and Furious” “gunwalking” operation and the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya…

    In 2011——at the same time that Ms. Attkisson was conducting investigations and issuing certain of her high-profile news reports——the Attkissons “began to notice anomalies in numerous electronic devices at their home in Virginia.” These anomalies included Ms. Attkisson’s work-issued laptop computer and a family desktop computer “turning on and off at night without input from anyone in the household,” “the house alarm chirping daily at different times,” and “television problems, including interference.” All of these electronic devices used “the Verizon FiOS line installed in [the Attkissons’] home,” but Verizon was unable to stanch the anomalous activity despite multiple attempts. In January 2012, the Attkissons’ residential internet service “began constantly dropping off.”

    In February 2012, “sophisticated surveillance spyware” was installed on Ms. Attkisson’s work-issued laptop computer. A later forensic computer analysis revealed that Ms. Attkisson’s laptop and the family’s desktop computer had been the “targets of unauthorized surveillance efforts.” That same forensic analysis revealed that Ms. Attkisson’s mobile phone was also targeted for surveillance when it was connected to the family’s desktop computer. The infiltration of that computer and the extraction of information from it was “executed via an IP address owned, controlled, and operated by the United States Postal service.” Additionally, based on the sophisticated nature of the software used to carry out the infiltration and software fingerprints indicating the use of the federal government’s proprietary software, the infiltration and surveillance appeared to be perpetrated by persons in the federal government.

    An independent forensic computer analyst hired by CBS subsequently reported finding evidence on both Ms. Attkisson’s work-issued laptop computer and her family’s desktop computer of “a coordinated, highly-skilled series of actions and attacks directed at the operation of the computers.” Computer forensic analysis also indicated that remote actions were taken in December 2012 to remove the evidence of the electronic infiltration and surveillance from Ms. Attkisson’s computers and other home electronic equipment.

    As Ms. Attkisson’s investigations and reporting continued, in October 2012 the Attkissons noticed “an escalation of electronic problems at their personal residence, including interference in home and mobile phone lines, computer interference, and television interference.” In November of that year, Ms. Attkisson’s mobile phones “experienced regular interruptions and interference, making telephone communications unreliable, and, at times, virtually impossible.”

    Additionally, in December 2012, a person with government intelligence experience conducted an inspection of the exterior of the Attkissons’ Virginia home. That investigator discovered an extra Verizon FiOS fiber optics line. Soon thereafter, after a Verizon technician was instructed by Ms. Attkisson to leave the extra cable at the home, the cable disappeared, and the Attkissons were unable to determine what happened to it. In March 2013, the Attkissons’ desktop computer malfunctioned, and in September of that year, while Ms. Attkisson was working on a story at her home, she observed that her personal laptop computer was remotely accessed and controlled, resulting in data being deleted from it. On April 3, 2013, Ms. Attkisson filed a complaint with the Inspector General of the Department of Justice. The Inspector General’s investigation was limited to an analysis of the compromised desktop computer, and the partially-released report that emerged from that investigation reported “no evidence of intrusion,” although it did note “a great deal of advanced mode computer activity not attributable to Ms. Attkisson or anybody in her household.”

    The Attkissons allege that the “cyber-attacks” they “suffered in [their] home” were perpetrated by “personnel working on behalf of the United States.” Accordingly, they have asserted various claims against the United States and against former Attorney General Eric Holder, former Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, and unknown agents of the Department of Justice, the United States Postal Service, and the United States, all in their individual capacities. Those claims include claims against the United States under the FTCA and claims against the individual federal officers for violations of constitutional rights under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971)…

    Having determined that venue is improper as to the Attkissons’ FTCA claims and that the pendent venue doctrine is inapplicable, the Court may either “dismiss, or if it be in the interest of justice, transfer [this] case to any district or division in which it could have been brought.” “The decision whether a transfer or a dismissal is in the interest of justice . . . rests within the sound discretion of the district court,” Naartex Consulting Corp. v. Watt, 722 F.2d 779, 789 (D.C. Cir. 1983), but the “standard remedy for improper venue is to transfer the case to the proper court rather than dismissing it——thus preserving a [plaintiff’s] ability to obtain review.” Nat’l Wildlife Fed’n v. Browner, 237 F.3d 670, 674 (D.C. Cir. 2001).

    https://sharylattkisson.com/attkisson-v-eric-holder-department-of-justice-et-al/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SharylAttkisson+%28Sharyl+Attkisson%29

  2. Cindyindie Says:

    Thank you Marge…and Cuz’n Amy
    Wow! Good for Sheryl!

  3. Cindyindie Says:

    Marge….Great cartoons. I love the “liberal logic 101”
    So true!!

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Liberal Logic 101 is usually a great way to show how “illogical” so much that comes from the liberals really is. I love them.

  4. Cindyindie Says:

    Re: Mike Lester’s transgender cartoon…..Has that actually happened? Just curious.

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