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Moving On to Greener Pastures…
… and His Domestic Replacements
And the Award for Best Fictitious News Goes To…
Great Guests on Jerry Springer’s Show
In addition to his crumbling presidential campaign — one that Ron DeSantis has yet to launch — this diary has plenty of editorial cartoons about Donald Trump’s delusional thinking and the recent firing of Tucker Carlson. One report suggested just yesterday that both Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro may well be the next ones to be fired from Fox News.
Remember to take the diary poll about civil rights leaders.
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Attribution for the above cartoon: Ann Telnaes @AnnTelnaes. More on Lyin Ted’s phone call to Maria Bartiromo.
The Probable GOP 2024 Nominee
The heir apparent of the Republican Party — one who is the darling of Never Trumpers — seems to be imploding before he has even officially announced his candidacy. Wherever he goes, it’s becoming apparent that his carefully-managed political act does not play well outside of the state of Florida.
His recent overseas trip only served to harden such opinions.
Matt Lewis: “Sure, it’s theoretically possible that DeSantis could improve on the trail. But his performance over these last couple of weeks reminds me that he was a fairly average pol before Trump ever came down that escalator.”
“And it’s likely to get worse. While DeSantis fends off Trump’s attacks (including his argument that under DeSantis, Florida isn’t all that great), he will also face scrutiny from national media and be forced to defend policies he has piloted in Florida. These include policies around LGBTQ and trans people, and other culture war-slanted issues (including books being taken out of classrooms and wanting to change laws that protect journalists) that he cleaved to outflank Trump on the right.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis failed to impress British business chiefs at a high-profile London event Friday, in a tired performance described variously as “horrendous,” “low-wattage” and “like the end of an overseas trip.”
New Attraction in Florida
Two Clowns and a Mouse
Repeat After Me
Down Goes Frazier! Down Goes Frazier! Down Goes Frazier!
Not Looking Good for Ron
What Did You Expect, Moron?
Don’t Mess With Mickey
The Main Attraction at Disney World in Orlando, FL
Job, Jobs, Jobs!
Different Reality TV Hosts
Not His Type
Look Who’s Talking
Back to Basics
Long Time, No See!
Two Guys Walk Into a Bar…
Fox News Being Restructured
Severing All Ties
A Creature of Habit
Most of us know about the lives of modern-day civil rights leaders like Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, Andrew Young, and so many others who have made important contributions to the ongoing struggle to achieve fairness and equality in American life.
What I’m interested in finding out in the diary poll is the one leader you wished you knew a lot more about. This is hardly a complete list.
RIP, Harry Belafonte
The honorary Oscar winner retired from performing as he entered his ninth decade, but never halted his work for civil rights — Vanity Fair.
The most powerful weapon that we have in the universe is the weapon of art,” Harry Belafonte told a social-activist teen theater troupe in Harlem in 2014. Like few other stars, Belafonte leveraged his talent, fame, and fortune to serve his human-rights activism. His most popular song, “Banana Boat Song (Day-O),” was about the plight of third-world dockworkers. He was a celebrated actor onstage, on-screen, and on TV, but his performances were always done with an eye toward how he could help the cause. He retired from performing as he entered his ninth decade but never halted his activism until his death on April 24...
His success in Hollywood during those years of McCarthyism was even more impressive considering that he’d briefly been blacklisted, having been a protégé of and opening act for singer and openly communist activist Paul Robeson and having often appeared at rallies for progressive causes. Belafonte denied having been a member of the Communist Party, and stalwart anti-communist Ed Sullivan vouched for him by booking Belafonte to sing several times on his popular TV show. Still, his socialist worldview was always apparent and something for which he never apologized. “Harry Belafonte was radical long before it was chic,” Henry Louis Gates Jr. once said, “and remained so long after it wasn’t