I Illustrate The Sad Truth Of Modern Life (30 Pics)

Here is some new work I made in the last year. I keep traveling and working as a digital nomad illustrator. Some of these illustrations are made on commission for clients, some are personal drawings based on my interests. This post may include affiliate links. #1 Hang On 16 reply View More Replies… #3 “Current Account: A Voluntary Offer To Maintain Your Bank.” Ambroise Bierce, The Devils Dictionary #4 Femme Fatale 10 reply #6 One Love 20 reply View More Replies… #8 It’s A Tough World Out There! 2 reply #10 A Surreal Morning 8 reply #12 Evolution 1 reply View More Replies… #14 Halloween 8 reply View More Replies… #16 The Importance Of Cognitive Emotions And Social Skills In …

Lurching and rambling, Boris Johnson is in charge. But hes lost control | Marina Hyde

Its been a taboo-busting start to the Tories election campaign. But the spectacle of Boris Johnson is the most grotesque of all, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde The spectacle of Boris Johnson in a suit is increasingly disconcerting. Everything the prime minister says would make much more sense if he was wearing just his pants and a three-day-old dressing gown, and slurring, I promise you Ill CHANGE at one of the mothers of his children. It goes without saying that he might win a majority. Then again, he might not. Its certainly been quite a taboo-busting start to the Conservatives election campaign, featuring monstrous rape trials, and the blithe suggestion that Jeremy Corbyn might literally The Aristocrats! Either way, it …

GOP senators warn quick dismissal of impeachment trial would be bad for everyone

(CNN)Key Republican senators told CNN the Senate should conduct a fulsome trial of President Donald Trump — assuming the House soon sends over articles of impeachment, as expected — and not try to jam through a motion that would allow them to dismiss the case quickly on a partisan vote. They argued a comprehensive and public examination of the charges would be best for Trump, who wants to clear his name and stay in office, best for American people, who deserve to learn what happened, and best for the Senate as an institution, to demonstrate that even in these harshly partisan times, a careful examination of the charges can be conducted. “Unlike the process up to this point, I think …

House committee unveils impeachment resolution text

(CNN)A key House committee on Tuesday set the stage for the next phase of impeachment by releasing the rules that will guide Democrats through impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The text of the resolution lays out how the House Intelligence Committee will conduct public hearings and how the House Judiciary Committee “shall report to the House of Representatives such resolutions, articles of impeachment, or other recommendations as it deems proper.” LIVE UPDATES: The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry For the public hearings, the resolution includes language allowing the chairman and ranking member — in this case, the top-ranking Republican — of the Intelligence Committee to question witnesses for up to 90 minutes, split 45 minutes between each party. …

Senate GOP takes credit for forcing House impeachment vote but fears damage to Trump already done

(CNN)Senate Republicans on Monday both praised and expressed skepticism about the decision by House Democratic leaders to vote on an impeachment resolution, saying they hope it will open up the process and provide fairness to President Donald Trump. GOP senators, who are would-be jurors in an impeachment trial, took credit for forcing Speaker Nancy Pelosi to vote on the resolution after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Graham, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, unveiled a resolution last week criticizing how House Democrats have handled the inquiry, pressing them to hold a floor vote to formally initiate it and to allow Trump to call witnesses on his behalf and Republicans to issue subpoenas. “Today, they were forced to change course,” Graham …

Labour seeks new alliance to kill off Boris Johnsons Brexit deal

Labour approaches Tory rebels and DUP in bid to force through amendments to PMs deal Boris Johnsons hopes of winning a clear majority for his Brexit plan faced a new threat on Sunday night as Labour declared that it would seek the backing of rebel Tories and the DUP for amendments that would force him to drop the deal or accept a softer Brexit. As both sides sought to gather parliamentary support after will attempt to win parliamentary backing for his Brexit deal in a straight yes or no vote on Monday. This would be a move to show support for his EU withdrawal agreement before MPs have the chance to scrutinise the full legislation and attach amendments that could …

The pundit class continues to misunderstand Bernie Sanders and it shows | Nathan Robinson

Sanders returns again and again to issues that matter to ordinary people: healthcare, student debt and climate change issues which are not a priority for the mainstream media A new unofficial Bernie Sanders ad, made by a fan, has documented the various ways in which media organizations have subtly fudged the numbers to make Bernie seem less successful than he is, and there is still a narrative that his campaign is failing even as it hauls in all over the country. Even as he shatters fundraising records there will be Sydney Ember, a former financial analyst for an investment bank, the source of Bernies appeal must be mystifying. Thats because Sanders returns again and again to issues that are of …

TikTok explains its ban on political advertising

Already under fire for advancing Chinese foreign policy by censoring topics like Hong Kong’s protests and pro-LGBT content, the Beijing-based video app TikTok is now further distancing itself from U.S. social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with a ban on political ads on its app. The company today says it will not allow political ads on TikTok, noting they don’t fit in with the experience the short-form video app aims to offer. “Any paid ads that come into the community need to fit the standards for our platform, and the nature of paid political ads is not something we believe fits the TikTok platform experience,” says Blake Chandlee, TikTok’s VP of Global Business Solutions, who recently joined the …

No room for error as Trump and Republicans scrutinize Adam Schiff

(CNN)President Donald Trump thrives on creating political foils, especially in a crisis. “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower,” Schiff said. It turns out, according to reporting by CNN and The New York Times, that Schiff may not have spoken to the whistleblower, but his staff did. “I regret that I wasn’t much more clear,” Schiff told the Daily Beast. The whistleblower contacted his committee for guidance, and was told to file the complaint with the Intelligence Community Inspector General, which is what happened. This followed protocol — a point made even by an aide to the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee. But that nuance is irrelevant to a President eager to discredit him. “He knew long before and helped …

Justice Department knew about whistleblower complaint involving Trump more than a week before referral

(CNN)Justice Department national security lawyers were first alerted to the whistleblower complaint regarding President Donald Trump’s conduct involving Ukraine more than a week before the formal referral, officials briefed on the matter told CNN on Thursday. Justice Department lawyers went to the White House to review the transcript of the call. They then alerted officials at the Justice Criminal Division and the Deputy Attorney General’s Office that Attorney General William Barr was mentioned on the call. Barr was informed later that his name was mentioned. It would be over a week before the inspector general for the intelligence community officially referred the matter to the Justice Department. The Justice Department did not comment on this story when reached by CNN. …

The New American Gothic by Criselda Vasquez (Oil on Canvas 72 x 48)

In this oil on canvas painting by Criselda Vasquez, she uses her parents to reinterpret and contemporize the iconic 1930 painting by Grant Wood, American Gothic. Completed in 2017 and measuring 72 inches tall and 48 inches wide, Vasquez adds: As the American-born daughter of two Mexican immigrants, I illustrate their plight and the plight of many in my community with my art. I want to expose the heart-breaking pain of what a Mexican immigrant’s family goes through. I focus on bringing my family’s world into the light and out of the shadows. My paintings are best described as visual comments on the hidden daily reality of the Mexican-American experience. These portraits and still lifes reveal my family in their …

Boris Johnson seeks to divide and conquer with his incendiary rhetoric | Andrew Rawnsley

He and Dominic Cummings regard the amplification of hatred not with regret but as essential to electoral success Theres a case to be made that British democracy is not in dreadful trouble but working quite well. Or at least as well as can be expected in extreme circumstances. Even under the intense stress of the Brexit crisis, our spatchcock constitution is just about keeping it together. Exhibit One. The prime minister exploits the prerogative powers to attempt a prolonged suspension of parliament that is designed to prevent MPs from invigilating the government at a critical time. The supreme court coolly steps up to this challenge to democracy, delivers a unanimous and impeccably reasoned judgment explaining why the prime minister acted …

Bolton offers scathing criticism of Trump at closed-door event, attendee says

Washington (CNN)Former national security adviser John Bolton didn’t offer any praise of President Donald Trump in remarks at a private event Wednesday, but instead took aim at his former boss’ policies on the world stage, according to an attendee. One senior official confirmed this argument happened in the Oval Office and at the end of the meeting, the President asked Bolton for his resignation. Bolton’s exit made him the latest national security figure the Trump administration has plowed through, even as multiple geopolitical crises have played out. Trump’s approach to national security — and his penchant for threatening other countries over Twitter — has made national security roles within the Trump administration increasingly difficult to navigate. In June, Trump said …

Trump says he discussed Biden with Ukrainian president and Democrats threaten ‘new stage of investigation’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged that he discussed former Vice President Joe Biden in a July call with Ukraine’s president, as Democrats strengthened calls for investigation into Trump’s contact with the foreign leader and party leadership warned of a new lawless chapter in the United States. There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Joe or Hunter Biden. Trump previously branded criticism of the call a “Ukranian Witch Hunt,” while Biden accused the President of abusing his power to “smear” him. On Sunday, the President said he hopes officials release details of the call, but slammed the whistleblower responsible for filing a complaint. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a strong warning later Sunday to the Trump administration, which …

SmartNews latest news discovery feature shows articles from across the political spectrum

Even before the 2016 election, political polarization was increasing, with Americans so entrenched in the news sources they rely on that the Pew Research Center said “liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds.” Now SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn funding status, wants to give users a way to step out of their bubbles with a feature called News From All Sides. News From All Sides is an option located under the politics tab in SmartNews’ app. A slider at the bottom allows users to see articles about a specific news event sorted into five groups, ranging from most liberal to most conservative. Now available for new users in the United States, the feature will gradually roll out …

Trump tries courting Hispanic voters in New Mexico rally

Rio Rancho, New Mexico (CNN)President Donald Trump returned to New Mexico on Monday for a lengthy, wide-ranging campaign rally, courting Hispanic voters in a state he lost in 2016. He also spent time during the rally railing at The New York Times, handicapping his 2020 Democratic rivals, touting the US car industry — even as the United Auto Workers are on strike — lamenting the emoluments clause of the COnsitution and threatening that Democrats want to “demolish everything” that Republicans have gained. Monday night’s crowd was diverse, with many supporters holding “Latinos for Trump” signs distributed by the campaign, which encouraged attendees to text “VAMOS” to a designated number. “Viva Trump,” a pastor said after delivering the invocation earlier Monday, …