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Wednesday Toon Roundup 1: Are we not men? We are DeVos!

Hans Rosling: The Swedish physician who made statistics come alive has died

Hans Rosling, the beloved Swedish statistician and self-described “edutainer” who taught the world how to use numbers and data in thrilling ways, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Rosling’s passing on the morning of Feb. 7 was announced by his son and daughter-in-law on their website, GapMinder.

Millions of viewers learned about the Uppsala University professor through the 10 TED talks he has delivered on topics ranging from child mortality to population growth. In each one, Rosling displayed his knack for engaging audiences by presenting seemingly boring statistics in startling ways, using humor, animated graphics, and live stage props.



Mr. Fish Toon - The Perils of Unfettered Immigration

From the Producers of The Hangover

Tuesday Toon Roundup 2: The Rest









Tuesday Toon Roundup 1: The 1% President


Paul Krugman- Springtime For Scammers

People keep saying that Donald Trump is a populist. I do not think that word means what they think it means.

OK, it’s true that our so-called president — hey, if he can say that about a judge who ruled against him, surely we can say that about him — is channeling the racism and bigotry of some ordinary Americans, and in so doing sticking it to squeamish elites that take the Constitution both seriously and literally. But so far his economic policies are all about empowering ethically challenged businesses to cheat and exploit the little guy.

In particular, he and his allies in Congress are making it a priority to unravel financial reform — and specifically the parts of financial reform that protect consumers against predators.

Last week Mr. Trump released a memorandum calling on the Department of Labor to reconsider its new “fiduciary rule,” which requires financial advisers to act in their clients’ best interests — as opposed to, say, steering them into investments on which the advisers get big commissions. He also issued an executive order designed to weaken the Dodd-Frank financial reform, enacted in 2010 in the aftermath of the financial crisis.



Monday Toon Roundup






Interviewing the morons who love the job drumpf is doing

In the blue collar town of Blasdell, N.Y., Woodlawn Deli owner Mike Shafer stepped away from the cash register for a few minutes to explain why he believes Donald Trump is doing a great job as president.

Indeed, Shafer went one step further. Not only has Trump excelled as commander-in-chief during his brief time in office, but he's accomplished more than Barack Obama did in eight years, he said.

"He's stuck to everything he said he's going to do, so far, except put Hillary in jail. That's the only thing he hasn't done."

To be sure, Trump has had a busy two weeks since assuming the presidency, taking executive action on many fronts. He pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, began the process of rolling back Obamacare and moved forward with the Keystone XL pipeline project.



Worlds Saddest Trump Rally Draws Just 8 Supporters

It wasn’t exactly a YUGE turnout.

A rally in support of President Donald Trump and his immigration ban in Portland, Maine on Saturday is drawing attention on social media for all the wrong reasons: only a handful of people showed up, according to footage from local CBS station WGME.

“I’m just kind of letting you know there’s another side to the story,” Trump supporter Doug Prevost told the station. “Letting people know has an awful lot of backers behind him.”

There appeared to be eight people at the rally.

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