Category Archives: Putin

Postal Service Dismantled to Sabotage our Democracy

Postal Service, Sabotage our democracy
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President Trump is attempting to dismantle our Postal Service, out of a selfish desire to sabotage our democracy and maintain a grip on power.”

At least that’s how Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez sees it.

But no worries. Joe Biden promises, if elected, to order the military to evict the Orange Man from the White House.

Besides, we’ll always have email.

Russian Bounty Hunters in Afghanistan

Russian bounty hunter
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The last big bounty scandal in the news involved the New Orleans Saints. But there are no saints in this story. The NYT reported that Russian President Putin paid the Taliban to kill American soldiers. A WSJ editorial questioned the need for bounties, considering the Taliban already whacks Americans for the religious thrill of it. But considering Putin’s record killing journalists in his own country it sounds plausible.

And inquiring minds want to know what Trump did about it. Nothing. Though he did kill a couple hundred Russians in Syria in 2018, but that was before the story broke.

Or maybe 1980s are calling to get back their Stinger missiles that President Reagan gave to the Taliban to shoot down Russian helicopters.

Anyway, Catherine Herridge at CBS says the CIA and NSA are split on the bounty story, and the president claims he was never briefed.

Red Scare II

Red Scare Role Reversal
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A new red scare haunts the halls of Congress. If President Trump isn’t an outright Russian agent – paying hookers to pee on Obama’s bed (turned out that was just a media leak) – he’s using Russia to extort favors from Ukraine. At least that’s how many Dems see it.

Red Scare

But back in 2012 the shoe was on the other foot. President Obama mocked Mitt as a Russian conspiracy crank, and went on to win the election.

too many words

Here’s an example of too much information choking a cartoon. My first version looked like this:

Agent Trump

Agent Trump

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President Trump took offense when Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro asked if he’s a Russian agent.

She asked because the NYT ran a story Friday titled “F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia.”

And now Democrats want the translator’s notes from private meetings between Agent Trump and President Putin.

In The Intelligence Community We Trust

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The intelligence “community” is popular with the never Trump crowd these days. Former CIA Director and Communist voter John Brennan says Trump’s behavior in Helsinki was “treasonous” and “impeachable.” The president did take Putin’s word over that of his own national intelligence director’s after all. (He changed his mind the next day with the old double negative apostrophe explanation.)

National intelligence directors didn’t always get the last word, though. James Clapper told The Senate Intelligence Committee that the NSA didn’t spy on phone calls of ordinary Americans. But ordinary Americans weren’t buying it and he later admitted, “it was the least untruthful statement he could make.”