Our dear friend Paul Jamiol has officially hung up his ‘editorial cartoonist’ hat for the election season, and will be focusing more on his photography, his wife, and his dogs. To keep up with his future endeavors, you can visit Jamiolsworld.com.
Paul’s ‘toons have graced TheZoo’s pages for most of our 16 years, and his custom header artwork depicting the original Critters was a wonderful and thoughtful gift to us.
Here are the last few ‘toons from Paul’s mind and hand. Note, the Kanye one is actually from August, but I forgot to post it – it still fits in with the current events.
It’s FRIGGIN FRIDAY! April 27thish
Here’s what gnuz is happening!
North Korea’s leader steps across border for a historic summit
A handshake between North and South Korea’s leaders is just the start: They are expected to discuss a formal peace agreement.
Now that the North has Nukes, you’ll see them seeing themselves as an equal player on the world stage.
They now feel immune to regime change such as we saw in Iraq in 2003.
Finally, The cost of Donald Trump’s deserted government
Sparse leadership across federal agencies leaves Americans in limbo.
These departments provide services for the most part.
Without staffing, no services. The swamp they’re draining is America.
verb: fret; 3rd person present: frets; past tense: fretted; past participle: fretted; gerund or present participle: fretting
1. be constantly or visibly worried or anxious.
“the congress fretted about the chance of losing their jobs when people figure out the consequences of the tax bill.”
gradually wear away (something) by rubbing or gnawing.
“the tax laws fret the American worker’s standard of living”
For Sunday, from the Pacific Northwest, where the liquid sunshine will pour from the skies today. Stay warm and dry folks!
How to future-proof the West’s economies
H/T The Politico Cabinet
An interesting take, worth reading. I disagree with some of the positions taken, but in general it is food for thought. Ergo, Trumpistas need not apply their meager intellects.
Finally, Time On Trump’s ‘Person Of The Year’ Claim: ‘The President Is Incorrect’
Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
The Preziduncial Ego runneth AMOK.
Thurzday, Thangzgizzing Day 2017 and here’z the gnuz
Daily Gnuz for
Trump Organization Reaches Deal To Walk Away From SoHo Property
The project was troubled from the beginning. The SoHo development was also the subject of complaints from private investors who accused the Bayrock Group, a frequent Trump partner, of failing to disclose fraud convictions of two Bayrock partners.
The New York Times reported that the development also took “financing from questionable sources in Russia and Kazakhstan.”
Buyers in the development were angry that the Trumps allegedly inflated claims of the project’s success, and the Trump Organization ultimately settled a civil suit in 2011, admitting no wrongdoing and agreeing to refund much of buyers’ deposits.
ProPublica, WNYC and The New Yorker reported in October that the Manhattan district attorney’s Major Economic Crimes Bureau had opened an investigation into Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., the President’s eldest children, in 2010.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr’s team reportedly acquired emails in which the Trump siblings discussed how to coordinate misleading information to give to people interested in condo units.
Marc Kasowitz, one of Trump’s longtime personal attorneys, donated $25,000 to Vance Jr.’s reelection campaign in 2012. According to the report, Vance Jr. returned the donation. He dropped the case against the elder Trump children several months later, and Kasowitz reportedly helped raise an additional $50,000 for his campaign.
If Rotten fruit falls to the pavement in Manhatten, is there fraud in the mess?
GOP targets health mandate in tax reform
H/T The Hill
They need to carve out more money to get this mess fillibuster proof. Only fifteen million or so will stop buying insurance, so that’s OK by them…Amerika the fumbduckable.
Open Thread, enjoy one byte at a thyme
RUCerious @ TPZoo
House GOP struggles to unite on tax bill
Struggle, trouble, toil and bubble…Perhaps the morrow will bring some clarity to the proposed Screwing of America to give the rich the tax break they so richly undeserve
The Memo: Trump tax reform nears crunch time
H/T The Hill
Salient quote is 1st paragraph:
“President Trump faces a stark question as he and Republicans in Congress move ahead on tax reform: Can he come up with a plan that helps the people who elected him, or will most of the rewards go to the richest Americans?”
Answer is obvious. The suckers who voted for him are easily grifted. He’s out for hisself, hisself and his wallet.
Trump promises: ‘NO change to your 401(k)’
H/T The Hill
Right. And the Czech is in the mail. How did they stuff into the mailbox? P.T. Barnum was correct, and prescient.
Anyone who believes this promise deserves the impoverished retirement they’ll get.
New health deal falls flat with GOP
H/T The Hill
You mean the Deal made between Senators Murray and Alexander? The BIPARTISAN bill that Trump first liked, then someone told him it had to pass the House.
The House, where it had no chance of passing. The passing of which would THEN render it unto his desk for signature?
Yes. That one. No wonder coward boy doesn’t like it any more. It’s a ‘loser’. Spite, malice, and failure to live up to his sworn oath of office.
The 4 steps Republicans have to take to pass tax reform
Phase 1: before cutting taxes, Republicans need to pass a budget
Phase 2: overcome key policy disagreements
Phase 3: actually go through regular order — or so they say
Phase 4: get this bill through the Senate’s obscure budget rules — which is the really hard part
Let’s have a pool on which phase(s) the Republican’ts will fall on their faces. Perhaps giving HeWhoShouldNotBeNamed a __________ fill in the medical condition you prefer…
Open Thread, let’s try to get through the week with our sanity intact.
RUCerious @ TPZoo
And, White House paper: Corporate tax cut would boost wages
H/T The Hill
Read the fine print…Save the average household $4,000 per year. Just more dumfukkery, there should be no expectation that any tax savings would be used for anything but automation efficiency to drop the cost of goods and stay competitive…and put more workers out of a job.
Finally, Deficit hawks trampled in GOP tax cut stampede
“But Republicans are still squabbling over the rising red ink, potentially jeopardizing Trump’s tax plan.”
What ever happened to “Mortgaging our children and grandchildren’s future”???
Smerconish says Corker’s Building A 25th Amendment Case
Even though this tack hasn’t got a chance of being carrier out by the bootlicking Republican Congress, it’s nice to see the Senator from Tennessee getting a roundhouse right to the ample gut of HWSNBN. (He who should not be named)…
Tax reform becomes a must-win issue for the White House
Prediction…They’ll have exactly the same failure as the repeal of ACA. Rand Paul will insist on a flat tax, no Republikkin will agree to close loopholes the size of galaxies for their patrons and benefactors in Big (fill in blank here, Pharma, Oil…you call it)