November 26, 2022

House / Area: Editorial cartooning

CSotD: Horse Latitudes

No have to have to wait around for the cartoons about yesterday’s Jan 6 Committee hearing to arrive Jack Ohman had picked up on the scandals and ass-masking of the Key Services that early morning, nevertheless I question he knew in advance of time the ghastly array of uninvestigated warnings that would be displayed at the hearing.

I have frequently stated that I never brain information and facts-accumulating for the reason that my knowledge in the Sixties was that they didn’t know how to kind via it. But the degree of warnings that the Solution Provider gained prior to the insurrection goes well beyond that, specifically in tandem with the easy loss of all texts on all SS telephones from the period of time of the riot.

You don’t have to be a prophet to study the writing on the wall. You just have to have been about the block a few occasions.

Yesterday, I explained to

established your expectations at “not far too large.” It is not that they will not unveil the merchandise, but what have you found in the previous couple of yrs to make you believe any person who wasn’t previously confident will modify their minds?

This morning’s Reputable Resources E-newsletter verified the no-shock reaction.

And if that weren’t more than enough to prop up my ego, below was what I supplied as a rhetorical flourish:

We have not viewed the total response but to the jury award in the Alex Jones circumstance, but there are already conservatives defending him, and the only shock would be if they responded to this “Have you no sense of decency?” second by performing as if they did.

But these days, hyperbole, exaggeration and out-and-out insults look to be taken as a challenge:

“The Routine.” (snrk)

I notice all this a lot less to say “I informed you so” than to position out that there is no minute of full victory in the fight against dislike, lies and authoritarianism.

And if they get an edge in November, and specifically if the McConnell Courtroom upholds their fascistic idea granting state legislatures the ideal to overturn election final results, it will be a very long slog again to democracy.

So it is fantastic that Jones received hammered, even though the award is probably to be pared down a bit, and it’s also superior that SCOTUS unanimously turned down Dear Leader’s attractiveness of a lower courtroom ruling on the Mar A Lago look for, and, boy howdy, the Jan 6 Committee laid out absolute evidence of Trump’s function in planning the tried coup.

But as Yogi reported, it ain’t in excess of ’til it is more than.

And it sure ain’t around. It is not even Churchill’s “close of the commencing.”

 

There is, as Tom Tomorrow indicates, no stage of evidence or logic or simple widespread sense that will prevent the Accurate Believers not simply from clinging to their delusions but from parading them as evident details that only they are wise enough to recognize.

 

At least Michael de Adder can provide a giggle. The move to subpoena Trump is not, alone, farcical, even though even if he fails to drag it out until finally the committee disbands at the end of the 12 months, and even if he demonstrates up, he will not testify.

Sane ordinary individuals will see that as confirmation of his guilt, which they never will need anyway, but his faithful followers will see it as extra evidence that JFK Jr is plotting in opposition to The united states in the basement of that pizzeria.

The subpoena was an significant shift. Leaving an historical report issues. But even if you are enough of a mooncalf to believe it is heading to consequence in frank testimony, you just can’t maybe believe it will transpire just before the midterms.

We’re gonna have to show up in quantities on November 8.

Oh well. Let us go be depressed about something else.

 

John Deering (Creators) usually takes a dim perspective of Jerome Powell’s investigation that wages are far too higher, although you have got to give Powell credit score for discovering a way to make it all our fault.

The notion of cutting wages reminds me of the 1894 Pullman Strike, when they slash wages devoid of chopping rents in Pullman’s design town, and necessary staff members to stay there. It touched off a enormous national strike that I don’t feel Powell envisions as component of his path to economic recovery.

Deering does very well to attract a dozen shoppers and two employees, due to the fact businesses are struggling to discover ample folks to make factors operate, and you’d greater look at your gasoline gauge before sunset, since even the 24-hour benefit outlets are shutting down for absence of support.

It’s not very clear how antagonizing the couple of employees we have obtained is going to fix anything at all.

 

Meanwhile, Chip Bok casts a disapproving eye on policies that could deliver down the value of 401k’s, and I’m torn among sympathy and wanting men and women to make sacrifices to get us back again on keep track of.

I’m retired and so transformed my 401k to an IRA so I could withdraw funds from it to health supplement my Social Protection. And my IRA has long gone down 12.5% since January.

That is the “right now” aspect.

By contrast, the rule with a 401k is to depart it alone and, by the time you have to have it, it will possible have recovered, or it will at the very least be in the exact same proportion to the surrounding financial system then as it was before.

My to start with 401k was a substitution for a pension procedure, and they available a 2-for-1 match on our contributions. Which they then dropped to a easy match. Which they then dropped solely, changing us in the space of 5 a long time from a pension approach they financed to a piggy bank that price them very little.

But the trouble is ungrateful workers who must be paid less. Trickle up.

 

Joe Heller notes that the retirees’ Social Security enhance is staying gobbled up by inflation. Well, we’re all staying strike by inflation.

The annual price-of-residing maximize is based mostly on third-quarter consumer costs, so, confident, it’s based mostly on inflation this year, and we won’t see the 8.7% raise until January.

My acquire is that it’s been quite tough these previous handful of months, but I have acquired to live on that restricted finances, and, assuming inflation proceeds to go down, the added $130 or so per month is gonna let me simplicity back a little on the beans-and-rice.

And if inflation doesn’t relieve, we’re all screwed anyway.

wotthehell wotthehell.