Some days are just made for cartoons, y’know? Actually, I was working on a post that I don’t have completed yet, and there are other things requiring my attention this afternoon, so this seemed a good time to find some good cartoons!
The big news of the day is Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress today. Since I really don’t have the time nor the patience to sit and watch anything for more than about 5 minutes, I’m not watching it, but am keeping abreast of the important parts through news briefings. The first thing to note is that he plainly said that he did not exonerate Trump and that he could, in fact, be charged with obstruction of justice once he leaves office. I was angered, though not surprised, that the Department of Justice sent Mr. Mueller a letter outlining what he can and cannot say.
In other big news this week, the UK now has a new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, which came as no surprise to anyone, but a disappointment to most. Johnson and Trump are in many ways as two peas in a pod, which bodes ill for both nations. I think they even buy their hair at the same place!
Speaking to a group of young conservatives yesterday, Trump made the following statement:
“Then I have an Article 2 [of the Constitution], where I have the right to do whatever I want as president.”
It was not the first time he has said it, either. It isn’t true, and it’s high time Congress and the Courts teach him that there are limits to his “executive privilege”.
And, of course, he has continued to double-down on his racist remarks, tweeting daily as if determined to convince the world that he is the ultimate racist, lacking only a white robe and hood. Why? Because his bigoted base loves it, and because it provides a useful distraction from such things as his horrendous treatment of immigrants, the Mueller report, potential impeachment, etc.
And to wrap up … just for fun …