CSotD: Twitterpated The Everyday Cartoonist

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CSotD: Twitterpated

It’s Halloween, but that appears to be to suggest “Cartoonists’ Working day Off.” I identified myself resisting the urge to post an overall webpage of “The Grownups Ate The Candy” gags, which was 98% of what I identified.

Okay, that is sarcasm. It was only 93%.

I did recognize this Mt Nice (Tribune) for the reason that there are moms and dads who go totally Stage Mom on Halloween, dressing up their youngsters not to impress other young ones but to impress other mom and dad. I saw a photo on-line of a two-12 months-aged dressed as a Droog from Clockwork Orange and puzzled if they taught him to say, “Trick or Deal with or Brutal Rape.”

Perfectly, it’s possible at New Year’s I’ll article an full webpage of “We Fell Asleep Before Midnight” cartoons, but we’ve obtained more substantial fish to fry nowadays.


Bruce MacKinnon poses the serious dilemma, which is why Elon Musk would assemble so numerous sources and place his holdings so deeply into hock just to flame out and destroy the detail he purchased?

One particular reply is that he had backed himself into a corner wherever it was going to price tag him so much to back again out of the offer that he might as well go by way of with it in hopes of shedding considerably less funds with a lousy offer than he’d lose by way of no offer at all.

A different rationalization is pig-headed satisfaction, which not only fits the notion that he did not want to confess he’d blundered into a undesirable deal, but also helps describe silly items like firing his senior personnel and spreading paranoid, conspiratorial nonsense on the site, then deleting it and pretending it under no circumstances occurred.

Not that both of those theories couldn’t be correct.


Graeme Keyes is one of a lot of people today who anticipated him to reinstate Donald Trump’s account, which had been deleted for spreading lies and misinformation, but evidently Trump has no interest in returning, possessing built his individual unprofitable investment decision in a failing system.

Irrespective of whether or not he was invited back is secondary to no matter whether two such huge, inflated egos could exist in the exact area and, definitely, regardless of whether the Orange King was prepared to engage in second-fiddle.

Reality Social has in no way seriously gotten off the ground, but, even though Achilles would “rather be over earth and labor for an individual else … than be king about all the lifeless lifeless,” Donald Trump, like Satan, would rather reign in Hell than provide in Heaven.


Joy of Tech also cites the Underworld in their search for a much better hangout, and, even though it is possible to argue with their equation of Twitter with Hell, it’s awfully challenging to dispute the assertion that Musk is functioning issues like a frat boy.

He started flailing the moment he closed the offer. It’s like another person shopping for an high priced new vehicle and driving off the great deal smack into a wall. Not only did he fire his senior personnel with no strategy to switch them, and not only did he pass alongside a totally insane conspiracy concept about the assault of Paul Pelosi, but, when referred to as on that latter little bit of irresponsible, lunatic folly, he responded like a frat boy, if the fraternity experienced pledged Pee Wee Herman:

Musk informed the BBC he is not firing employees by month’s conclusion to keep away from spending them a scheduled bonus, and, if he’s intelligent, he’ll back absent entirely from that pledge to eliminate 75% of his staff, since, devoid of personnel, who’s gonna laugh at his lame jokes?

Sigh. Never ever head. Glance at the selection of “Likes” and “Retweets” that little bit of sidesplitting humor garnered.

Dude appreciates his viewers.


Juxtaposition of the Day

(Clay Jones)

(Joe Heller)

It would be unfair to accuse Republicans, as Jones does, of capitalizing on the attempted kidnapping and assassination of the Speaker of the Property, besides that, though some leaders have issued pro forma statements in opposition to violence, the demonization proceeds.


I’ll let you know when Republican management methods up to denounce Donald Trump Jr for this appallingly tasteless case in point of promoting hatred and disinformation. And the position isn’t that Don Jr is a worthless clown trading on his father’s status, but that he’s probable to switch a lie into a further approved Q-Anon “fact.”

And no person both in occasion leadership or in his relatives is stopping him.

Musk isn’t, both. Clicks necessarily mean revenue!

Remember when John McCain corrected 1 of his supporters who claimed Obama was an Arab? That was 2008.

Don’t forget when Trump visited a naval base in Japan as President and his employees purchased that the USS John McCain be kept out of sight and that its sailors not don uniforms identifying their ship? That was 2019.

Which is the development we made in just a small around a decade.


John Deering notes that, many thanks to Elon Musk, we will no for a longer period have any safeguards, any filters involving a gullible community and the cynical, power-mad dispensers of lies.

I’ve found a couple of posts expressing that now we know how Jim Jones received his followers to drink the poisoned Kool-Support, which, by the way, was not Kool-Support but Flavor-Aid. That would be trivia, apart from it is proof of how, the moment an error enters the dialogue, it is tough to expunge.

We can assume the crazy lies about the assault on Paul Pelosi to be equally engraved on the community history.

More to the position, nevertheless, is that Jim Jones didn’t simply obtain a team of random people 1 working day and persuade them to commit mass suicide. He invested far more than 20 years building a congregation that he then moved to South The usa, and it is also vital to position out that, prior to he requested the mass suicide, he experienced his followers murder a United States Congressman.

“Drinking the Kool-Aid” was only the end of the line, and, by the time you get there there, you have extensive given that built the cult.

Deering is correct that Musk is eradicating the filters that could have built men and women dilemma the beverage, but it is the final result of a extensive approach.

A single that conservatives get in touch with “grooming” when any person else does it.


And it is not just happening in North The us.

Incredibly minimal is, in our interconnected, virtual globe, and Initial Puppy on the Moon, an Aussie, is seeking an choice accumulating location.

Perfectly, I’m not basically old enough to try to remember Usenet.

I’m also old more than enough to recall when we recognized that fallout shelters would only postpone matters.



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