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I’m the Editorial Cartoonist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the husband of the talented Cindy Procious and I’m very lucky to be both.
“Donald Trump isn’t just the worst president America has ever had. He’s also accomplished less of his agenda in the weeks since his inauguration than almost any of his predecessors since World War II.”
U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, December 9.
~‘Funny or Die’ Releases Video of Donald Trump Rapping to Nazis and KKK~
Canadian comedian Tom Green – who was fired by Donald Trump during the 2009 season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice – stars in a video released on liberal comedy website Funny or Die that features the GOP presidential nominee rapping to an audience featuring Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members.
Sporting a blonde wig, the 44-year-old Freddy Got Fingered star raps lyrics including,
“I don’t give a f*ck, I’ve got a TV show/Send everybody back to Mexico,” and “I got money, so it’s OK/To listen to the dumb sh*t that I say.”
Comedian and former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant, Tom Green, spits barbed bars at his one-time boss and Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, and introduces a new dance move that’s bound to catch on amongst his constituency.
Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way
Yes, it was my way …
Partial Lyrics to ‘My Way’
Hollow apology which doesn’t even begin to address the many offensive and insulting things he’s said since he slid (like a snake) on the golden escalator at his building.
John Oliver to Trump: ‘Drop Out’ Now and ‘You Would Be a Legend’
The Last Week Tonight host could not leave the HBO airwaves for a month-long hiatus before at least touching on the “racist voodoo doll made of discarded cat hair” also known as Donald Trump.
The host apologized for talking about the GOP candidate so much recently, but after a week that saw Trump continue to drop in the polls, lose his campaign chair Paul Manafort, and begin to take advice from “sexually rapacious hard-boiled egg” Roger Ailes, he predicted this might represent a “fork in the road” for his campaign.
“He’s either hitting bottom, from which he’ll rebound to victory, or it’s the beginning of the end.”
As Oliver sees it, Trump has two options. The first would be a “humiliating” and “off-brand” loss to Hillary Clinton, and the second would be a complete “reset” that allows him to turn things around and win.
So with that in mind, Oliver spoke directly to Trump for the rest of his episode.
(At the time of this writing, Kellyanne Conway and Stephen K. Bannon have become part of Trump’s campaign in an attempt to bring back the campaign on track.)
The HBO host shared a 1996 young adult book called, “The Kid Who Ran For President,” featuring a 12-year-old — who sounds eerily like Trump when he speaks — who becomes president of the United States, only to step down because he’s not qualified.
According to Oliver, Trump was welcome to come on his show and use the conclusion of the book to end his campaign by using the 12-year-old protagonist’s resignation speech — which would sound natural coming from Trump, who once said “I have all the best words”.
In his speech Trump would say:
“I have a question for all the grown-ups of America. Are you out of your minds? Are you expecting me to enforce the Constitution? I never even read it. I was out of school that day.”
“America must be in pretty bad shape if you elected me president,” Trump would continue. ” You better get it together and find some qualified people to run this country, or we’ll all be in big trouble!”
Basically it’s an overt trampling of a group of citizens, in this great country, who simply are “different”. Different because others make them so.
The big kahunas, who live in some of the houses of law, elected by their constituents, are writing, reviewing and passing these draconian laws. These laws are stripping away basic rights of members of the LGBT community in their states.
At the time of this writing, these are the states, which I’m aware, have passed these laws, are attempting to and may be back pedaling now”
I’m afraid others will follow suit.
At least, some people have strongly come forward to clearly state that this can’t be allowed.
I’m waiting for the President to weigh in on this.
Not holding my breath, though.
Rachel Maddow explained the current situation in some of the listed states and speaks with Joel Ebert, political reporter for The Tennessean, trying to decipher what is going on.
Tennessee Passes Anti-LGBT Counseling Bill
Mental health professionals would be allowed to reject LGBT patients based on “sincerely held principles.”
Tennessee legislators on Monday, April 11, 2016, passed a bill that could jeopardize access to mental health treatment for LGBT individuals, part of a string of recent anti-LGBT legislation in the South.
The GOP-sponsored bill, which now goes to Gov. Bill Haslam (R), allows therapists and counselors to reject patients they feel would violate “sincerely held principles.”
Gay rights and mental health advocacy groups have protested the bill and urge Haslam to veto it because it could permit mental health professionals to discriminate against LGBT patients without legal liability.
The bill passed by the legislature is a more discriminatory version of legislation approved earlier this year. That measure stated that therapists and counselors could turn away patients based on “sincerely held beliefs.” The state House last week passed a version that expanded grounds for shunning patients to “principles,” which the Senate approved on Monday.
What The Media Need To Know About Tennessee’s New Anti-LGBT Bill
Here’s what the media need to know about this unprecedented law.
On April 11, the Tennessee legislature passed HB 1840. The bill allows private practice therapists and counselors to reject patients if their “goals, outcomes, or behaviors” would violate the “sincerely held principles” of the provider. The bill now goes to Gov. Bill Haslam (R), who has yet to indicate whether he will sign it into law.
This Isn’t A Typical “Religious Freedom” Bill
The Bill Violates The Ethics Of All Major Counseling Professionals
Anti-LGBT Extremists Are Behind The Push For HB 1840
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~North Carolina Anti-Gay Law Backlash A Caution For Tennessee~
~Published on Apr 13, 2016~
Joel Ebert, political reporter for The Tennessean, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether the boycotts and economic penalties (including being blocked by a porn site) being suffered by North Carolina over its anti-gay discrimination law helped Tennessee politicians reconsider a pending anti-trans bathroom bill.
Clay Bennett (born January 20, 1958 in Clinton, South Carolina) is an American editorial cartoonist. His cartoons typically present liberal viewpoints. Currently drawing for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Bennett is the winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.
“IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”
THIS IS VERY SERIOUS FOR ME … AND FOR THIS COUNTRY
How Scalia’s death could upend America By Erwin Chemerinsky
As the nation is stunned by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the immediate question is what it will mean for the Supreme Court this year and in the future.
The court has an unusually large number of cases before it this term on controversial issues: abortion, affirmative action, the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, the First Amendment rights of non-union members, immigration and voting districting.
The long-established procedure is that for a justice to participate in a ruling, he or she must be on the bench at the time the decision is handed down. Justice Scalia’s vote, therefore, will not be counted in any case this year that has not already been issued. Obviously, in any case where there is a majority without him, the decision still will be forthcoming.
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Now that the media sun revolves around the Trump, we all must become accustomed to seeing everything as it relates to The Donald.
People, particularly cable news, just can’t avoid the delicious catnip that is Donald Trump.
He’s a ratings bonanza in the form of a strange, entertaining billionaire demagogue. But, hey, he makes for good teevee— although he doesn’t make for good Democracy, but who cares, this is about ratings and fun!