On-Line Cartoon Auction

Speaking of free speech, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is hosting an auction of original cartoon art from 20 cartoonists. These are equal opportunity offenders including Rob Rogers, the guy who was fired for his Trump cartoons at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and Steve Kelley, the guy who replaced him. There are even a couple by me – and I don’t want to have to buy ’em.

The money goes to the support of one of the few things I hope we can all agree on – free speech. Please take a look at http://bit.ly/Cartoons2019.

Banned on Facebook

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Various bad actors were banned on Facebook last week. The list includes conspiracy theorist nut jobs like Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan.

Fired FBI chief Andrew McCabe thinks President Trump is a Russian asset. But he didn’t make the bad actor cut.

Jack Shafer in Politico says, “free speech took a whacking Thursday.” He says there are better ways to deal with the likes of Alex Jones.

Grumpy Old Woke Guys

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Matt Lewis in the Daily Beast said the Democrats are too woke for their own good. Maybe, but how come the front runners are two old white guys with a combined age of 153? “Joe Biden has hair plugs older than the average Democrat primary voter,” says Kevin Williamson. And he wants to know, “What, exactly, does Joe Biden (or Bernie Sanders) bring to the party’s particular game of intersectionality roulette?”

Biden / Trump debate

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Border Purge

Border Purge

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Trump canned Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen via Twitter on Sunday night.

Howard Kurtz says “in the end, she got the worst of both worlds.”

She will forever be defined as the Cabinet member who presided over the forced separation of migrant children from their families, leading to such devastating worldwide reaction that Trump was forced to abandon the policy. And yet the president did not deem her tough enough on illegal immigration.

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Jonathan Bernstein in Bloomberg calls it a “purge.” And and he thinks White House aide Stephen Miller is behind it.

Red-faced About Virginia Blackface Succession

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The first time I heard of Dr. Ralph Northam was when a campaign ad hit the news during his recent run for governor of Virginia. The ad portrayed Northam’s Republican opponent Ed Gillespie as a racist pervert in a pickup truck  terrifying small children.

Next time I heard of the good doctor he was Governor Northam. And he was describing how a baby surviving a late term abortion would be kept comfortable while the parents and doctors decided its fate.

Then came the two guys in klan gear and blackface on his med school yearbook page. Followed by his moonwalk press conference and his confession that he dressed in blackface for a Michael Jackson dance contest. He says he won.

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Red-faced Democratic elites called for his resignation. Until the next in line of succession, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, was accused of sexual assault. (Btw, he’s being represented by Brett Kavanaugh’s attorney while his accuser is represented by Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney.)

Anyway, next man up is Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Oops, more blackface.

Next in line? Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox, a Republican