Wednesday, August 16, 2017

16 August 2017

Because everything in the world needs to be flipped on its head for who the hell knows why, the biggest threat to the U.S. solar industry right now is U.S. solar panel manufacturing companies, who are imploring the white house to impose heavy tariffs on foreign-made panels. This, of course, could devolve into a trade war with the countries who manufacture these cheap panels. Hey, what's one more war, right? Throw it on the pile with the rest of them, I guess.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

15 August 2017

Donald Trump is a lot of things--grabber of pussy, scourge of honest business, twitter addict, insulter of pretty much everybody (hell, with his long list of dubious honorifics, he's like the bizarro world version of Daenerys)--and I think it's high time we all add "fomentor of racial strife" to that list (that is, if you haven't already. I mean, you should have by now, but as of today there's really no excuse not to). This ostensibly American president stood in front of a room full of reporters and defended a group of people who swear allegiance to the Nazi flag. Tell me how it is in any way possible that this fucking traitor is fit to lead this nation.

Monday, August 14, 2017

14 August 2017

All eyes are, understandably, on Charlottesville these days, but that doesn't mean the rest of the government is slowing down. Mexican negotiators are coming to DC this week to start renegotiating NAFTA. Yes, the same guy who couldn't be bothered to condemn murderous white power fascists is also allowed to tinker with trade deals we have with our neighbors.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

13 August 2017

Today's guest paper, for the second time this year, is the Ventura County Star! Welcome back, VC Star! Always a pleasure to have you on the drawing table.

So it appears that the local papers will not shy away from national stories when they are as dire as the shit that went down in Charlottesville. In that respect the VC Star A1 and the LA Times A1 (yes, I still read the La Times A1 as well, because I've become some weird fucking newspaper nerd, if that's even a thing) were very similar (and that gut punch of a photo by Ryan M. Kelly was featured in both stories, because it sums up the horror pretty completely). The VC Star, however, still has a local audience to serve, and so orbiting the Charlottesville story was some regional news, including a photo of a steer wrestling event at the Ventura County Fair Rodeo. And yes, the two images of human bodies being thrust airborne by forces they could not contain sort of came together for the drawing, but let's be clear: only one of these events qualifies as evil visited upon our nation, and it ain't the cowboys.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

12 August 2017

Apparently there's lots of gridlock in Yosemite! Oh, and Guam is being threatened with extermination by fire.

Tomorrow we'll be featuring another guest paper! So I guess we'll see if that Charlottesville mess makes it into the smaller papers in any way.

Friday, August 11, 2017

11 August 2017

When the front page is dominated by stories about the burgeoning California marijuana industry and Russian communal apartments, well, this is what you get.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

10 August 2017

Call me crazy, but I feel like we're being goaded into making the first strike. I can't imagine why North Korea would want that, but this is certainly the first president in a long time that you could see falling into a trap like that. Or maybe this is all a big distraction. What's Mueller been up to?