bt is still on break …. so










TGIF (whatev that means for ya)


60 Responses to “bt is still on break …. so”

  1. 9 amk for obama
    July 31, 2015 at 6:55 am

    FURST. 😎

  2. 14 amk for obama
    July 31, 2015 at 7:05 am

    friggin’ sleepyheads.

    no, it’s friday is not an esscuse.

  3. 23 amk for obama
    July 31, 2015 at 7:08 am




    really nick?

  4. July 31, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Good Friday, TOD Family!!!

    Everyone enjoy your day.

  5. 30 Don
    July 31, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Amk, believe it or not but I just realized that you posted this thread. Now I know where your anger stems from, it must be doubly painful to post a thread and not even get the chance to be the first to a comment. I’m going to make you the honorary winner and the first to post a comment on this thread, so there.

  6. 35 jackiegrumbacher
    July 31, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Morning. All the toons are great, AMK, but I have to say I like the abortion one best of all. Best solution ever!

  7. 36 amk for obama
    July 31, 2015 at 7:44 am

    just watched a aj piece on how is fracking destroying oklahoma

    fracking rednecks literally digging their fracking graves.

    • 37 57andfemale
      July 31, 2015 at 8:53 am

      But……no abortion!!! But……no same sex weddings!

      That’s all that matters, right?

  8. 38 amk for obama
    July 31, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Zimbabwe ‘seeks lion Cecil’s killer’ Walter Palmer from US.

    The US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe should be extradited to face charges, Zimbabwe’s Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri has said.

    Walter Palmer’s extradition was being sought so that he could “be held accountable for his illegal action,” she said.

    Mr Palmer, from Minnesota, is believed to have paid about $50,000 (£32,000) to hunt the lion, known as Cecil.


    I hope they really do that, but I somehow doubt that.

    • 39 99ts
      July 31, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Do they have an extradition treaty with Zimbabwe? Be interesting to hear his defense and whether the US supports him (well congress will probably pass a new law for him, but the administration?)

      mmm seems they do “But spokesman Josh Earnest said it was up to the US justice department to respond to any extradition order. ” I didn’t watch the press conference but no doubt the WHPC tried to cause grief with their questions.

  9. 40 amk for obama
    July 31, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Ok, off to do some packing for bertcertland tomorrow.

    play nice.

    • 41 99ts
      July 31, 2015 at 8:06 am

      You mean you got your timing all wrong for the visit?

    • 42 vcprezofan2
      July 31, 2015 at 8:16 am

      Why pack anything? Support the local industry and buy what you need when you get there.

      Also, too, you go so often now, shouldn’t you have engineered 😉 your own apartment there by now? 😀

      • 43 amk for obama
        July 31, 2015 at 10:54 am

        sez you. #whoowesmegazillionsandyetwontpaymeacent

        • 44 vcprezofan2
          July 31, 2015 at 3:15 pm

          Honey, engineer your own abode ‘cos I ain’t paying you a cent! BTW, who still has or uses cents? Come to think of it I may have some in a jar somewhere here!

  10. 45 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Friday Greetings, all YOU all! 😀

    /Yo, DannyO, you dunked unowho1 yet?/

  11. 46 hopefruit2
    July 31, 2015 at 8:01 am

    G’morning even amk, TOD, lurkers, etc! Happy Friday everyone! Thanks amk for the toon thread while our Chips is on a well-deserved break. 🙂

  12. July 31, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Good morning, Everyone 🙂

    Thanks for all the TOD bloggers.. you all are terrific.

  13. 48 99ts
    July 31, 2015 at 8:10 am

    GM TOD – enjoy your Friday – ours is almost gone. Had the 2nd of our full moons for the month of July this evening.

  14. 49 arapaho415
    July 31, 2015 at 8:20 am

    GM TODville.

    This is for Vicki, hope she’s lurking.

    Vicki mentioned yesterday tepid Dem Senate support for #IranDeal.

    NM Dems support, and NM is probably the most nuclear-aware US state (site of first atomic bomb test, home to nuclear labs, home to nuclear waste facilities — anyone who has read Tony Hillerman’s novels about Indian Country in the Four Corners area know how aware residents of that area are of the hazards posed by “uranium on the cranium” (something I read on a historical marker near Page AZ):

    • 50 arapaho415
      July 31, 2015 at 8:23 am

      Example of how aware NM residents are of the perils of nuclear radiation (from Jul 17):

      • July 31, 2015 at 11:50 am

        Thanks Arapaho. I have great appreciation for Sen. Udall and am glad to see that he and Heinrich are supporting the Iran Deal. I would have been shocked if they didn’t.

    • 52 Vicki
      July 31, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Good morning, Arapaho. Just tuning in now.
      Thank you for the welcome info and yes, Martin Heinrich is one of only 3 senators so far announcing their Yes vote. Maybe he will be the leading face in our effort to get this through the Senate with as many Senators on board as possible.

  15. 53 arapaho415
    July 31, 2015 at 8:26 am

  16. 54 FoxfireTX
    July 31, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Good morning TOD! Thank you AMK for keeping us going:-)

    This one is for Bob, Zarif is calling for Israel to sign the NPT after the Iran Deal:-) “Iran has signed a historic nuclear deal – now it’s Israel’s turn”


    Of course, this would have more credibility if Iran stopped calling for Israel’s destruction and recognized it as a state.

  17. 55 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2015 at 8:35 am


    July 30, 2015
    Justice Department Announces First-Ever Second Chance Fellow

    Courtesy of Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

    Just days before my visit to Goucher College’s Prison Education Partnership at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, I had the honor of chairing my first meeting of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council – …….

    …………………………………… snip …………………………………………………….

    During the meeting, I had the distinct pleasure of announcing Daryl Atkinson as DOJ’s first-ever Second Chance Fellow. This position was designed to bring in a person with expertise as a leader in the criminal justice field – and as a formerly incarcerated individual. Recognizing that many of those directly impacted by the criminal justice system hold significant insight into reforming the justice system, the Bureau of Justice Assistance – led by Director Denise O’Donnell – released a competitive solicitation that led to Daryl’s selection.

    Daryl has a remarkable story. In 1996, Daryl served 40 months in prison after pleading guilty to a first-time non-violent drug crime – and when he was released, he faced a series of collateral consequences. He lost his driver’s license, making it difficult for him to secure employment. He was barred from receiving federal financial student aid, which presented obstacles to furthering his education. And he was unable to vote in his home state of Alabama, restricting his ability to participate in the civic life of his community. But through all of these obstacles and challenges, Daryl persevered – earning a bachelor’s degree and then a law degree, and ultimately rising to become a Senior Staff Attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice where he focuses on criminal justice reform issues, particularly removing the legal barriers triggered by contact with the criminal justice system.

    Last year, Daryl was recognized by the White House as a “Reentry and Employment Champion of Change.” Then-Attorney General Eric Holder recognized Daryl’s transformative journey in his remarks when he said “Daryl overcame his own involvement with the criminal justice system and has since worked to build a better future not only for himself – but for countless others who deserve a second chance.” And now, Daryl will work with us, as a colleague to the Reentry Council, as an advisor to the BJA Second Chance programs, and as a conduit to engage the broader justice-involved population so that DOJ and the Administration are hearing from all stakeholders as we move forward in strengthening our nation and empowering our communities.

    Although the path ahead of us is far from easy, there is momentum – across federal agencies, across political parties, and across the United States – to reform our criminal justice system and give people a legitimate chance to earn their way back and lead law-abiding lives.

    ……………………………. //


  18. 57 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2015 at 8:37 am

  19. 58 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Congressman Chaka Fattah and Associates Charged with Participating in Racketeering Conspiracy

    A member of Congress and four of his associates were indicted today for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy involving several schemes that were intended to further the political and financial interests of the defendants and others by, among other tactics, misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.

    Congressman Chaka Fattah Sr., 58, of Philadelphia; lobbyist Herbert Vederman, 69, of Palm Beach, Florida; Fattah’s Congressional District Director Bonnie Bowser, 59, of Philadelphia; and Robert Brand, 69, of Philadelphia; and Karen Nicholas, 57, of Williamstown, New Jersey, were charged today in a 29-count indictment with participating in a racketeering conspiracy and other crimes, including bribery; conspiracy to commit mail, wire and honest services fraud; and multiple counts of mail fraud, falsification of records, bank fraud, making false statements to a financial institution and money laundering.

    Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Hanko of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division and Special Agent in Charge Akeia Conner of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Philadelphia Field Office made the announcement.

    “As charged in the indictment, Congressman Fattah and his associates embarked on a wide-ranging conspiracy involving bribery, concealment of unlawful campaign contributions and theft of charitable and federal funds to advance their own personal interests,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell. “When elected officials betray the trust and confidence placed in them by the public, the department will do everything we can to ensure that they are held accountable. Public corruption takes a particularly heavy toll on our democracy because it undermines people’s basic belief that our elected leaders are committed to serving the public interest, not to lining their own pockets.”

    “The public expects their elected officials to act with honesty and integrity,” said U.S. Attorney Memeger. “By misusing campaign funds, misappropriating government funds, accepting bribes, and committing bank fraud, as alleged in the Indictment, Congressman Fattah and his co-conspirators have betrayed the public trust and undermined faith in government.”



  20. 60 Nena20409
    July 31, 2015 at 1:20 pm

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