dimanche 31 août 2014

Nucla, Colorado: obligation d'avoir une arme


Les dirigeants de cette petite ville du Colorado n'a eu aucune difficulté à faire accepter une loi obligeant les habitants à disposer d'une arme à la maison pour se protéger. Comment expliquer cette situation?

 “I think if you’re raised with guns, you’re taught gun safety at a very early age,” Mahannah says, explaining that gun education– including gun club and hunter safety courses– was part of the curriculum when he went to Nucla High School.

Mahannah credits this comfort around guns as a safer alternative to gun control. To him, being familiar with guns makes people much less prone to accidents.

“The criminals are still going to get the guns. The criminals are still going to kill people,” he says. “Without education about guns, you’re still going to have school shootings.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/08/28/less-than-700-residents-no-stoplights-and-a-law-requiring-a-gun-in-every-household/?hpid=z7

Caricature Obama et les frappes en Syrie: quelques questions

Caricature de PARESH NATH, THE KHALEEJ TIMES, UAE

vendredi 29 août 2014

Consentement sexuel: la Californie vote une nouvelle définition


L'absence de réaction ou le silence ne seront plus considérés comme une forme de consentement sexuel. On change le "no means no", par le "Yes means yes". le consentement devra être clair, explicite et volontaire.

 "This bill is very simple; it just requires colleges to adopt policies concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, gang violence and stalking," said Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres. "They should have already been doing that."

The bill would apply to all California post-secondary schools, public and private, that receive state money for student financial aid. The California State University and University of California systems are backing the legislation after adopting similar consent standards this year.

The bill also requires colleges and universities to adopt "victim-centered" sexual-assault response policies and implement comprehensive programs to prevent assault."

 http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/california-legislature-passes-yes-means-yes-sexual-assault-bill

Caricature Oh Canada!

Caricature de JOE HELLER, GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE

Caricature réchauffement climatique, Obama et les Républicains

Caricature de RICK MCKEE, THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Caricature Uzi et relativité: question de perception.

Caricature de PAT BAGLEY, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Caricature rentrée scolaire aux États-Unis

Caricature de LARRY WRIGHT, CAGLECARTOONS.COM

Caricature Obama et sa stratégie pour contrer l'État islamique

Caricature de RANDY BISH, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Quelle déception que l'intervention d'hier... Le "leader du monde libre" qui avoue ne pas avoir de stratégie. Pas fort et très décevant comme symbole. On verra dans les prochains jours et les prochaines semaines si le président passera à l'action et, si oui, de quelle manière. Les déclarations récentes de ses généraux et stratèges pointent vers des frappent. En attendant, la conférence de presse d'hier était pitoyable.

jeudi 28 août 2014

Yes we tan! Le costume d'Obama vole la vedette


The audacity of taupe! Les jeux de mots récupérant l'ancien slogan d'Obama ou le titre d'un de ses bouquins ne manquaient pas aujourd'hui. Pourquoi? La couleur de son costume, beige! Le choix vestimentaire du président américain a presque totalement éclipsé le contenu de sa conférence de presse. Misère...

 "The taupe colour of US president Barack Obama's suit has stirred more debate than the weighty topics he raised at an impromptu White House press conference.

Mr Obama's decision to address the media in a breezy, light-coloured summer suit swiftly took centre stage for many, even though he was talking about Russian responsibility for rebel actions in Ukraine and ongoing US air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq.

"Yes we tan" became the mocking rally cry on social media as Mr Obama gave a statement and then took questions from what some have deemed a horrified press corps."

 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-29/obama-suit-creates-sartorial-stir-on-social-media/5704870

Parti républicain et femmes: un parti du passé selon un sondage interne


(L'image qui coiffe ce billet est une des nombreuses récupérations des affiches utilisées pendant les deux guerres mondiales. Elles sont utilisées pour référer à une "war on women" que mènerait le GOP)

 Un sondage inter du G.O.P. confirme ce que nous savions déjà, les candidats républicains ont énormément de difficulté à courtiser l'électorat féminin. Ira-t-on de l'avant avec une nouvelle stratégie? Le parti sera-t-il défavorisé face à une éventuelle candidature d'Hillary Clinton à la présidentielle 2016? Ils sont plusieurs à le souhaiter.

 "Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast and Midwest, according to an internal Crossroads GPS and American Action Network report obtained by POLITICO. It was presented to a small number of senior aides this month on Capitol Hill, according to multiple sources.

 Republicans swore they’d turn around the party’s performance with women after Mitt Romney’s loss in 2012. And while they are in good shape in 2014, poised to pick up seats in the House and possibly take the majority in the Senate, the new report shows they have not improved their standing with women — which could exacerbate their problems if Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee in 2016.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/gop-poll-of-women-party-stuck-in-past-110398.html?hp=f1

Caricature fête du travail et souvenirs...

Caricature de RJ MATSON

Caricature folie des armes aux États-Unis: une jeune fille de 9 ans tue son entraîneur avec un Uzi

Caricature de TAYLOR JONES, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Ailina Tsarnaeva: la soeur des frères Tsarnaev arrêtée à New York


Simple menace dans une querelle autour d'une relation amoureuse? Il n'était assurément pas judicieux pour la soeur des deux responsables de l'attentat au marathon de Boston l'an dernier de menacer de recourir à une bombe...

 "Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.

Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against an upper Manhattan woman via telephone on Monday, police said. She turned herself in at a Manhattan police precinct, and police charged her with aggravated harassment."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/boston-marathon-bombing-suspect-s-sister-charged-in-ny-bomb-threat

Lady al-Qaeda: l'État islamique souhaite sa libération



Aafia Siddiqui a étudié au M.I.T. et elle est devenue une figure légendaire au sein des factions terroristes.

 "Since her 2010 conviction, her legend has, if anything, grown. Protests in Pakistan over her detention have fueled a broader online movement dedicated to proving she was tortured by U.S. soldiers and then wrongfully convicted.

To this day, the same questions that haunted Siddiqui at the time of her trial remain. Why would this mother, who spent a decade studying at the most prestigious U.S. universities, scribble plans detailing a “mass casualty attack” on the Empire State Building? Was she a terrorist mastermind or a victim of an over-aggressive war on terror?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/28/lady-al-qaeda-the-american-educated-doctor-the-islamic-state-desperately-wants-freed/?tid=hp_mm&hpid=z3

Warren Buffett est-il un traître?


Article en lien avec l'achat de Tim Horton's par Burger King. Être patriote au point de payer tous ses impôts aux États-Unis?

 "It must have been a bitter moment for President Barack Obama when he got the news that his favorite economic guru not only doesn’t like paying taxes but hates America. Warren Buffett, whose eponymous rule was a staple of Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, is underwriting Burger King’s proposed move to Canada that the left is denouncing as practically the most dastardly plot since the Rosenbergs helped the Soviets get the atomic bomb."

  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/08/warren-buffett-betrays-america-110404.html?hp=pm_1#.U_87Rvl5M1I

Caricature États-Unis policiers du monde

Caricature de HUFFAKER, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Jon Stewart et Ferguson Missouri: Fox en prend pour son rhume


Début de l'émission du 26 août: http:
//www.thecomedynetwork.ca/blogs/2014/08/daily-show-ferguson

lundi 25 août 2014

Caricature Napa Valley et tremblement de terre: évaluation

Caricature de JOE HELLER, GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE

Caricature Syrie et bombardements américains

Caricature de BOB ENGLEHART, THE HARTFORD COURANT

Caricature fête du travail 2014

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature fête du travail aux États-Unis

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature retour en classe

Caricature de PAT BAGLEY, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Caricature Obama: trop ou pas assez de vacances?

Caricature de JEFF DARCY, THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

Caricature Obama, le golf et les problèmes...

Caricature de JOHN COLE, THE SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE

Qatar: Club Med des terroristes?


Lettre de l'ambassadeur d'Israël aux Nations-Unies dans le New York Times de ce matin.

 "This hasn’t stopped the Persian Gulf monarchy from serving as a Club Med for terrorists. It harbors leading Islamist radicals like the spiritual leader of the global Muslim Brotherhood, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who issued a religious fatwa endorsing suicide attacks, and the Doha-based history professor Abdul Rahman Omeir al-Naimi, whom the United States Department of Treasury has named as a “terrorist financier” for Al Qaeda. Qatar also funds a life of luxury for Khaled Meshal, the fugitive leader of Hamas."

  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/opinion/qatar-club-med-for-terrorists.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region

Napa valley et le tremblement de terre en Californie: comme si la sécheresse ne suffisait pas


Déjà affectés par une longue sécheresse, les vignobles doivent maintenant assumer les pertes reliées au tremblement de terre...

 "The country’s well-known wine-making region, Napa Valley, was at the epicenter of the earthquake responsible for dozens of injuries and damages estimated to surpass $1 billion. And wine that bled out on cellar floors will make up a hefty chunk of the lost revenue. The valley’s more than 500 wineries generate some $13 billion a year for the regional economy, according to Napa Valley Vintners, a trade organization."

 La suite:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/25/big-loser-in-west-coast-quake-napa-valley-wineries/?hpid=z4

Bibliothèque Bill Clinton: révélations à venir?


De nouveaux documents seront bientôt du domaine public à la bibliothèque présidentielle de Bill Clinton. On pourrait y retrouver de nouvelles informations sur la politique du "Don't ask, don't tell`" (gais et lesbiennes dans l'armée américaine), le projet de soins de santé universels porté par Hillary Clinton, les négociations de pardon présidentiel ou encore des notes concernant de présumé scandales impliquant les célèbres époux Clinton.

 "Six months after the National Archives began releasing long-withheld Clinton White House documents, thousands of pages of the most sensitive records are still not yet public. But hints of their contents emerged during a POLITICO recent review of the gaps in the library’s public files. To see document-by-document descriptions of what remains unreleased, one has to venture in person to the gleaming silver library alongside the Arkansas River. Most visitors go for the presidential limousine and the cart selling “I miss Bill” memorabilia before heading upstairs, taking in the Oval Office replica and the saxophone that candidate Clinton played on “The Arsenio Hall Show.”

 But ask at the reception desk and a National Archives staffer will be summoned to escort you through a secure hallway to a wing of the library complex that houses 78 million pages of White House records and about 20 million emails — most of them stored on a couple of underground floors of the complex. Less than 5 percent of the records have been processed for release.

Internal National Archives files obtained by POLITICO show that the threat of publicity seems to have been a factor in getting some of that material out this year, nudging forward a painfully slow process involving the Archives, President Barack Obama’s lawyers and Clinton’s team — all of whom play roles in dictating the pace and sequence of releases.

Three days after POLITICO inquired with the White House in February about why none of the so-called previously withheld records had been released more than a year after the legal authority to withhold them expired, White House lawyer David Sandler emailed the Archives, approving the release of tens of thousands of pages of documents. The very next day, Clinton representative Bruce Lindsey signed off on disclosing the same batch of records — a trove so large that it has taken the library months to organize and post online.

So while the Obama White House decides on clearing the release of all of the roughly 33,000 records, here’s our rundown of the most intriguing still-unreleased files from the Clinton Library.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/secrets-of-the-clinton-library-110289.html?hp=f2

samedi 23 août 2014

Caricature autoroute pour Ferguson: prenez la prochaine bretelle

Caricature de STEVE SACK, THE MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Ferguson, Missouri: l'avenir des États-Unis?


Un article sur le site de CNN qui va dans le sens de ce que j'affirmais plus tôt cette semaine dans ma chronique. Plus ou moins de confrontations en raison de l'évolution démographique?

 "It's called the "browning of America." Google the phrase and you'll get 18 million hits. By 2050, most of the nation's citizens are expected to be people of color, according to the Pew Research Center.

 Dig beneath the Google links and one can detect an emerging assumption: Racial flashpoints like Ferguson will fade in the future because no single race will be dominant. You could call it the Tiger Woods effect. The New American will claim multiple racial origins like Woods, the pro golfer. Demographic change will accomplish what a thousand national conversations on race could never do: lesson the sting of racial conflict.

A dramatic increase in interracial marriages will change the racial landscape as more people cross racial and ethnic lines to marry. But that change won't be a cure-all, says Rory Kramer, a sociology and criminology professor at Villanova University in Pennsylvania."

 http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/23/us/ferguson-blake/index.html

mercredi 20 août 2014

Caricature universités américaines: des coûts exhorbitants

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature Sida et Ebola

Caricature de PARESH NATH, THE KHALEEJ TIMES, UAE

Caricature question raciale aux États-Unis

Caricature de JOE HELLER, GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE

Caricature Oncle Sam et la question raciale

Caricature d'ADAM ZYGLIS, THE BUFFALO NEWS

Caricature police: servir et protéger qui?

Caricature de PAT BAGLEY, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Ces policiers qui tirent sur de jeunes noirs désarmés: quel sort leur est généralement réservé.


Article pertinent sur le site de Mother Jones. Dans la très grande majorité des cas, les policiers ne sont pas accusés. L'article présente un résumé de quelques cas.

 "It remains to be seen whether Wilson will face criminal charges, but a limited review of similar killings by police suggests that the officers more often than not walk away without an indictment, and are very rarely convicted. Delores Jones-Brown, a law professor and director of the Center on Race, Crime, and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, looked at 21 publicized cases from 1994 through 2009 in which a police officer killed an unarmed black person. Of those, only seven cases resulted in an indictment—for criminally negligent homicide, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, or violation of civil rights—and only three officers were found guilty."

  http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/darren-wilson-ferguson-police-officers-shoot-unarmed-black-men

Caricature Ferguson: rapport d'autopsie

Caricature de JEFF DARCY, THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

Caricature Ferguson: une brève pause

Caricature de TAYLOR JONES, EL NUEVO DIA, PUERTO RICO