Daily cartoon / meme roundup: The US has a wealthy large corporation greed problem. Plus our legislators are bought because they also have a greed problem.

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Scottie’s world today

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Shoe Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Robots and automation in general eat up jobs.  That should be a good thing.  People do not exist just to work.  Other countries know this.   Living should be more than a daily grind to make wealth for the wealthy and trying to survive. 

progressivepower:
“Our capitalist system, a breakdown
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Gas 101 not bidens fault

Steve Breen Comic Strip for February 26, 2022

cpac feile marshal trump

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Lalo Alcaraz Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Useless idiot trump

https://twitter.com/roderickgraham/status/1498077505961476109?s=20&t=gJlPc9DsB3JKty5l1L46aA

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Clay Jones Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

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Republican fealty to Putin is disgusting.

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John Deering Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Stuart Carlson Comic Strip for February 25, 2022

Gary Varvel for Feb 28, 2022

Scott Stantis Comic Strip for February 27, 2022

ViewsEurope Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

patriots vs shitbag

Jack Ohman Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Tom Stiglich for Feb 28, 2022

Peanuts Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Putin wannabe? 

Steve Benson Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

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FOX is complicit. They parrot Russian active measures reflexively.

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Republican rhetoric is meaningless.

Not objective news cartoon

So unfair…

ViewsAsia Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

covid game of life

““Delusions are still delusions,
whether they are socially acceptable or not.”
– Chris Theisen
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If only everyone who identifies as liberal or progressive was this intelligent, so much could get done? We look at these ‘liberal’ for-profit monopolies the past 20 years with shock, things won’t change profiting on a billionaire platform...

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Misleading right wing media cartoons / memes

Michael Ramirez Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

DD Wiz Premium Member about 8 hours ago

John Kerry is a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran who risked his life to save others and was injured in battle and also came home to speak out against an unjust war. He has more understanding of life, death, energy and, yes, fighting for freedom than CHICKEN HAWK Mike Ramirez who has never served.

John Kerry’s current position is to seek solutions to the climate crisis and, in that capacity, he has called for greater energy independence, including the user of electric vehicles.

This is an important issue, but it has little direct relevance to the Ukrainian war of self-defense against the aggression by Russia and its dictator who receives worshipful praise from Trump, Pompeo and Tucker Carlson.

Trying to tie the two together by someone like Michael Ramirez, who understands neither demonstrates the desperation and intellectual vapidity we are dealing with.

If Russia stops fighting, the war ends.

If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends.

Oil and gas are top products of both Russia and Ukraine, whose energy Russia covets.

Perhaps if we listened to John Kerry and plugged our electric vehicles into solar panels (as my wife and I do), we would disempower Putin and reduce the need to fight over energy which can be produced by sun, wind and other renewable sources.

A.F. Branco for Feb 28, 2022

Perhaps if the president from 2017 to 2021 had not been busy doing everything he could to weaken Ukraine, weaken NATO, threaten to pull out of NATO, threaten to pull our troops out of Europe, invite Putin to gatherings other world leaders kicked him out of and so many more actions designed to strengthen Russia then Russia wouldn’t be a major threat to world peace now. It is all perspective isn’t it. At the time Romney said it Russia was not a major threat or a large problem. It grew into one with the help of tRump.

Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

You’d think that a major global tragedy like Russia invading Ukraine could tear him away from taking pot shots at Democrats for a couple of seconds.   He’s taking gratuitous shots at the President during what amounts to a proxy war. Politics used to stop at the water’s edge.  Whatever you think of him, by exposing Putin’s lies and tactics well before he invaded Ukraine, Biden led the free world in a more United front than Putin thought possible.  Biden and his team have done a good job of wrangling a fractious alliance and putting together some very tough economic sanctions. Their decision to telegraph the intelligence that the invasion was coming took guts as well — because if Russia had pulled back they would have been accused of either lying or being hysterical. As it was, Biden and his team prepared the world for what was coming and laid the groundwork for a unified response.

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And now some for fun

Shrimp and Grits for Feb 28, 2022

Feeling something on top of the bedgators down stairhe isnt friendlyhuman in the back seatjow riding punk one eyeoff world humornot easy raising the dead

Non Sequitur Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

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Frazz Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Off the Mark Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Strange Brew Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Free Range Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Eek! Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Reality Check Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Farcus Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

The Flying McCoys Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Dog Eat Doug Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Marmaduke Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Real Life Adventures Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Pickles Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

The Duplex Comic Strip for February 28, 2022

Puppet Propaganda

claytoonz

We talked about this a few days ago, but let’s talk about it again.

Donald Trump and others are claiming the reason Vladimir Putin didn’t invade Ukraine during Trump’s presidency (sic) is that Donald Trump was tough on Putin. Putin was afraid of Trump. Putin respected Trump.

This is the most ridiculous babbling brain-dead horseshit head-stuck-up-an-ass nonsense that can be spoken today. It’s as ludicrous as believing Trump won the election, or there were bamboo ballots and Italian satellites in play. Trump was tough on Putin? As Sarah Marshall said to Aldous Snow in the great film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit.”

Donald Trump was Putin’s puppet. Hillary Clinton said so during her debate with Trump in 2016. She was right. In fact, Vladimir Putin was afraid of Hillary Clinton. Vladimir Putin meddled in our election to install Donald Trump as president (sic). Hillary Clinton is Vladimir Putin’s…

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Famous Liar Claims NATO Would Not Exist But For Him

From the world’s most infamous liar:

I hope everyone is able to remember that it was me, as President of the United States, that got delinquent NATO members to start paying their dues, which amounted to hundreds of billions of dollars. There would be no NATO if I didn’t act strongly and swiftly. Also, it was me that got Ukraine the very effective anti-tank busters (Javelins) when the previous Administration was sending blankets. Let History so note!

 

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Republican Lauren Boebert compares Ukraine to Canadian truckers’ convoy

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/feb/28/republican-lauren-boebert-russian-invasion-ukraine-canada

Congresswoman says ‘our neighbors to the north need to be liberated’, prompting widespread condemnation

Lauren Boebert said: ‘We have neighbors to the north who need freedom and you need to be liberated and we need that right here at home.’
Lauren Boebert said: ‘We have neighbors to the north who need freedom and you need to be liberated and we need that right here at home.’ Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images
 

The Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert was condemned for comparing the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the clearing of a truckers’ protest in Ottawa, saying: “We also have neighbors to the north who need freedom and who need to be liberated.”

 
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A former US ambassador to Canada called the comments “reckless” and “dangerous”.

A protest in imitation of the Canadian truckers has been making its away across the US. It is expected in Washington this week.

Anthony Housefather, a Liberal member of the Canadian parliament, told Boebert that “while it’s good that you are not following the Trump line and are standing with Ukraine instead of Putin, it is sad to hear you compare free and democratic Canada to the invasion of Ukraine.

“If you would like to learn about Canada please reach out.”

That seems unlikely. Boebert, from Colorado, is a far-right controversialist and conspiracy theorist who since being elected in 2018 has consistently sought attention through confrontation.

She was discussing the Ukraine invasion at CPAC, the conservative event in Florida, in an interview with Fox Nation hosts Pete Hegseth and Kayleigh McEnany, the latter a former White House press secretary under Donald Trump.

Trump has condemned the invasion but repeatedly praised Putin.

Boebert said: “I pray for Ukraine and I wish them the best.”

She also praised the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose response to an evacuation offer was widely reported.

“They have a great president right now who really said, clearly, ‘Live free or die’,” Boebert said, reaching for the New Hampshire state motto before paraphrasing Zelenskiy, saying: “I don’t need a ride, give me ammunition. The fight is right here.”

She continued, saying: “But we also have neighbors to the north who need freedom and you need to be liberated and we need that right here at home.”

 
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It was a reference to the “Freedom Convoy”, a truckers’ protest which choked downtown Ottawa this month. The protest began against vaccine mandates but morphed into a protest against the government of Justin Trudeau.

The prime minister used emergency powers to aid the effort to end the protest, which saw police and protesters clash in the snowy streets of the Canadian capital.

Many in Canada and the US reacted to Boebert’s comments with anger.

Bruce Heyman, who was US ambassador to Canada under Barack Obama, said the congresswoman’s remarks were “reckless, dangerous and [crossed] every line of diplomacy and decency. Boebert would have been expelled from the Republican party before Trump but [is] now the darling of CPAC.

“Canada is our best friend, best trading partner, closest ally and should be treated as such.”

Romney: Marjorie Taylor Greene a ‘moron’ for speaking at white nationalist event

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/feb/27/mitt-romney-marjorie-taylor-greene-paul-gosar-morons

Paul Gosar also spoke at far-right conference, as calls for the censure of the two Republicans ring out again

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks at the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks at the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
 

Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar, members of Congress who spoke at a white nationalist event in Florida this week, are “morons” with no place in the Republican party, Mitt Romney said on Sunday.

 
Marjorie Taylor Greene at CPAC, the conference summit taking place at the same time in Orlando.
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“I’m reminded of that old line from the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid movie,” the Utah senator and 2012 presidential nominee told CNN’s State of the Union.

“One character says, ‘Morons. I’ve got morons on my team.’ I have to think anybody that would sit down with white nationalists and speak at their conference was certainly missing a few IQ points.”

Greene, from Georgia, and Gosar, from Arizona, spoke at the America First Political Action Conference, or AFPAC, organised by the far-right activist Nick Fuentes. Greene defended her attendance, saying she did not know Fuentes or endorse his views.

Calls for the censure of the two Republicans, familiar from previous instances of extreme behaviour, rang out again on Saturday.

Ammar Moussa, a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee, said: “In any other world, Greene speaking at a white supremacist conference where attendees have defended Vladimir Putin and praised Adolf Hitler would warrant expulsion from the caucus, to say nothing of her advocacy for violence and consistent antisemitism is disgusting.

“Quite simply, the longer [House Republican leader] Kevin McCarthy gives Marjorie Taylor Greene an unfettered platform and promises to elevate her, the more complicit he is.”

The Republican party chair, Ronna McDaniel, said: “White supremacy, neo-Nazism, hate speech and bigotry are disgusting and do not have a home in the Republican party.”

But McDaniel and McCarthy lead a party in which the far right is strong, former president Donald Trump its figurehead.

McDaniel is Romney’s niece, though she reportedly stopped using his name at Trump’s request. On CNN, Romney mentioned McDaniel’s statement about Greene and Gosar as well as strong words from Liz Cheney, the Wyoming Republican congresswoman and Trump critic.

“Talking about how repugnant these white nationalists are,” Romney said, “look, there’s no place in either political party for this white nationalism or racism. it’s simply wrong.

“Speaking of evil, it’s evil as well. And, you know, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar, I don’t know them.”

Cheney is a stringent conservative but remains at odds with her party. She was not invited to CPAC, the larger conservative event in Florida at which Trump and Greene appeared.

In video posted online, Vaughn Hillyard, a reporter for NBC, asked CPAC organizer Matt Schlapp why Greene had been invited despite her long record of extremist behavior and her participation in the white nationalist event.

 
Attendees at CPAC in Orlando this week. ORLANDO, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 24: People attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at The Rosen Shingle Creek on February 24, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. CPAC, which began in 1974, is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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“I think it’s great that Marjorie Taylor Greene was on this stage because she was elected by her constituents to have a vote in Congress,” Schlapp said.

“[House speaker] Nancy Pelosi decided to strip her of her rights as a congressperson to serve on these committees and Twitter has decided to shut her down.”

Hillyard said: “But you’re inviting legitimacy to that white nationalist movement that was just down the road when a member of Congress from the Republican party appears at that event and you bring her here.”

Schlapp said: “I’m providing legitimacy to you and your network by being allowed to be in this room. It’s called the first amendment and you are a member of the press and you have a right to be in this room. If I had said you couldn’t come into this room, how would that make America better?”

Hillyard asked: “Did you extend an invite to Liz Cheney?”

Schlapp said: “No.”

 

The NYT’s Jeremy Peters on How the GOP Went Batshit Crazy (Feb. 27, 2022)

This is an audio only post.   It does have CC and I watched it with the CC on for a while and it tracks well.   The host is former Senator Al Franken.   The subject is on how the right when batshit and got everything they wanted.   It is how the Republican party became the tRump party.   It is an important subject.    

Savvy Stable

claytoonz

Tucker Carlson asked himself, rhetorically, on his show this week, “Why do I hate Putin?” His whole deal is that we shouldn’t hate Vladimir Putin or support Ukraine during this war. Yes, it’s a war now. Vladimir Putin has invaded Ukraine.

Tucker claims Ukraine isn’t a sovereign nation and the entire situation is over a border dispute. Vladimir Putin is a liar and he has Russian state media to help push his lies. He also has Fox News and Tucker Carlson. This is not a border dispute and yes, Ukraine is a sovereign nation.

Tucker rhetorically asked, “It may be worth asking yourself since it is getting pretty serious, what is this really about? Why do I hate Putin so much? Has Putin ever called me a racist? Has he threatened to get me fired for disagreeing with him?”

Tucker asked whether Putin had promoted “racial discrimination” in schools, made…

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