vendredi 30 septembre 2016

Caricature Trump prépare ses excuses pour le prochain débat


Caricature Big Papi à la retraite... Après les séries!


Apple et le cobalt du Congo: sur les traces de votre batterie de iPhone

Ces reportages sont toujours troublants, surtout si, comme moi, vous êtes propriétaire d'un de ces appareils dont les piles contiennent environ 20% de cobalt. Peut-on être certain que les conditions de travail dans les mines sont décentes?

 "The Post traced this cobalt pipeline and, for the first time, showed how cobalt mined in these harsh conditions ends up in popular consumer products. It moves from small-scale Congolese mines to a single Chinese company — Congo DongFang International Mining, part of one of the world’s biggest cobalt producers, Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt — that for years has supplied some of the world’s largest battery makers. They, in turn, have produced the batteries found inside products such as Apple’s iPhones — a finding that calls into question corporate assertions that they are capable of monitoring their supply chains for human rights abuses or child labor.

Apple, in response to questions from The Post, acknowledged that this cobalt has made its way into its batteries. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant said that an estimated 20 percent of the cobalt it uses comes from Huayou Cobalt. Paula Pyers, a senior director at Apple in charge of supply-chain social responsibility, said the company plans to increase scrutiny of how all its cobalt is obtained. Pyers also said Apple is committed to working with Huayou Cobalt to clean up the supply chain and to addressing the underlying issues, such as extreme poverty, that result in harsh work conditions and child labor."

Entrevue dans "Québec aujourd'hui" sur les ondes de BLVD 102,1

La chronique est disponible dans la section "Réécouter" du 30 septembre:

Caricature Trump et le vote des femmes


Trump est un déséquilibré (Hillary Clinton)

Hillary Clinton s'est indignée d'une série de tweets (gazouillis) de pleine publiés en pleine nuit. Trump continuait de s'achaner sur le cas d'Alicia Machado, une ancienne Miss Univers qu'il a surnommée "Miss Piggy". Trump a fait allusion à une supposée vidéo porno dans laquelle Mme Machado aurait figuré ainsi qu'à l'aide qu'elle pourrait avoir reçu d'Hillary Clinton pour entrer aux États-Unis.

 "“What kind of a man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?” Clinton asked in a subsequent tweets. Trump’s Twitter tirade about Machado spanned 16 minutes, wrapping up at 5:30 a.m. An earlier tweet warning readers not to trust anonymous sources dishing on his campaign was posted on Trump's account at 3:20 a.m.

“Alicia deserves praise for courageously standing up to Trump's attacks. And he has the gall to blame her — and say he ‘helped’?” Clinton continued. “When something gets under Donald's thin skin, he lashes out and can't let go. This is dangerous for a president.”"

FBI et Hillary: que contiennent les dossiers?

Un survol du dossier qui atténue la notion de "scandale" exploitée par les Républicains. Imprudente Hillary? Bien sûr, mais malhonnête et cachottière?

 "The interviews—taken together and reconstructed for this article into the first-ever comprehensive narrative of how her email server scandal unfolded—draw a picture of the controversy quite different from what either side has made it out to be. Together, the documents, technically known as Form 302s, depict less a sinister and carefully calculated effort to avoid transparency than a busy and uninterested executive who shows little comfort with even the basics of technology, working with a small, harried inner circle of aides inside a bureaucracy where the IT and classification systems haven’t caught up with how business is conducted in the digital age. Reading the FBI’s interviews, Clinton’s team hardly seems organized enough to mount any sort of sinister cover-up. There’s scant oversight of the way Clinton communicated, and little thought given to how her files might be preserved for posterity—MacBook laptops with outdated archives are FedExed across the country, cutting-edge iPads are discarded quickly and BlackBerry devices are rejected for being “too heavy” as staff scrambled to cater to Clinton’s whims."

Caricature Gary Johnson a besoin de soutien...


Shimon Peres: un dernier hommage des leaders de 70 pays

Le Président Obama a été le dernier orateur de la cérémonie et il a insisté sur l'importance de son action et de son héritage politique.

 "A younger generation will “probably remember him for a peace process that never reached its end,” Obama said, noting that critics on the left wanted Peres to acknowledge Israel’s failings, while those on the right believed he “refused to see the true wickedness of world and called him naive.”

“I don’t think he was naive. He understood from hard-earned experience that true security comes from making peace with your neighbors,” he said, comparing Peres to South African President Nelson Mandela. “He believed that the Zionist idea was best protected when the Palestinians have a state of their own.”

La Fondation Trump n'a jamais obtenu la certification nécessaire

Et on a même pas encore abordé la question de l'utilisation des fonds...

 "Under the laws in New York, where the Donald J. Trump Foundation is based, any charity that solicits more than $25,000 a year from the public must obtain a special kind of registration beforehand. Charities as large as Trump’s must also submit to a rigorous annual audit that asks — among other things — whether the charity spent any money for the personal benefit of its officers.

 If New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) finds that Trump’s foundation raised money in violation of the law, he could order the charity to stop raising money immediately. With a court’s permission, Schneiderman could also force Trump to return money that his foundation has already raised."

Caricature Trump et vérification des faits: la nouvelle Trump Tower

Caricature de Mike Smith, King Syndicate and Cartoonist Group

Caricature Trump et un tempérament parfait pour la présidence

Caricature de Jack Ohman, Sacramento Bee and Tribune Media

Caricature Trump et l'effet Miss Piggy


jeudi 29 septembre 2016

USA Today rompt avec la tradition: "Trump est inapte"

Pour la première fois en trente-quatre ans le journal prend position dans une élection présidentielle.

 "Whether through indifference or ignorance, Trump has betrayed fundamental commitments made by all presidents since the end of World War II. These commitments include unwavering support for NATO allies, steadfast opposition to Russian aggression, and the absolute certainty that the United States will make good on its debts. He has expressed troubling admiration for authoritarian leaders and scant regard for constitutional protections."

Caricature veto d'Obama renversé


D'autres Républicains appuient Clinton

Une quarantaine de Républicains se sont ajoutés à la liste de membres du GOP qui ont décidé de se ranger derrière Hillary Clinton. Ils ne peuvent tout simplement se résoudre à appuyer Trump.

 "While noting that they have their disagreements with Clinton, Republicans on the call praised Clinton’s debate performance, as well as her temperament, judgment, resume, ability to work in bipartisan fashion and history of public service. They also echoed a theme of the Clinton campaign: that she's the candidate who could provide a better life their children and grandchildren — and they excoriated Trump, criticizing his temperament, his qualifications and his offensive rhetoric toward women and minorities.

“I have to tell you,” former Rhode Island Rep. Claudine Schneider began, “it is very offensive to me that we have the first candidate ever running for president who routinely disparages half of our population, and to me that’s absolutely unthinkable for the Oval Office.”"

Caricature Flint Michigan: solution facile?

Caricature de RJ MATSON, ROLL CALL 

 Va-t-on attendre l'élection du 8 novembre avant d'autoriser les fonds pour venir en aide à la ville de Flint? On a bougé hier et aujourd'hui sur cette question.

Caricature Vladimir Poutine et les lois internationales


Caricature Trump meilleur en 140 caractères qu'en 90 minutes!!


Caricature Trump et "Le cri" de Munch


 Un petit clin d'oeil du caricaturiste roumain au célèbre "Cri" de Munch qui en a peint cinq versions entre 1893 et 1917.

Michelle Obama un complément parfait pour Hillary Clinton

Michelle Obama jouit d'une cote de popularité impressionnante, mais elle ne profite pas de cette cote d'amour pour placer ses pions en vue d'une éventuelle candidature. Ce peu d'intérêt pour une carrière politique contribue à sa crédibilité quand elle contribue à la campagne d'Hillary Clinton. Et Michelle Obama semble s'élever au-delà de la partisanerie comme le démontre ce cliché de la Première dame enlaçant George W. Bush.

 “As someone who doesn't do a lot of politics, the first lady has a particularly powerful voice for undecided voters and she has a particular appeal with young people,” Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri said during a gaggle on Hillary’s plane between events. “But it's not limited to young people. And we saw in the convention, she takes the argument for why Hillary's the right person for our kids to a high moral ground that is very compelling.”

Fox News et les sondages: la direction ramène ses empolyés à l'ordre

Le problème est assez important quand la direction de la chaîne doit intervenir pour demander à ses employés de cesser de référer à des sondages qui ne sont pas scientifiques...

 "As most of the publications themselves clearly state, the sample obviously can’t be representative of the electorate because they only reflect the views of those Internet users who have chosen to participate," Dana Blanton, Fox News’s vice president of public-opinion research, wrote in the memo to the channel's politics team, which was obtained by Business Insider’s Oliver Darcy. "Another problem — we know some campaigns/groups of supporters encourage people to vote in online polls and flood the results," she wrote. "These quickie click items do not meet our editorial standards."

Gary Johnson trébuche encore

Dès la fin du débat de lundi Gary Johnson invitait les électeurs à considérer sa candidature comme la troisième option. Hélas pour l'ancien gouverneur, il a une fois de plus trébucher sur une question toute simple liée à la politique étrangère...

 "Pressed by “Hardball” host Chris Matthews to “name one foreign leader that you respect and look up to,” Johnson stumbled.

“I guess I’m having an Aleppo moment in the former president of Mexico,” Johnson said.

“Well which one?” Matthews angrily insisted.

“I’m having a brain freeze,” the Libertarian nominee replied."

Obama demande à Kaepernick de réfléchir

Colin Kaepernick poursuit sa pratique de poser un genoux au sol plutôt que de se lever pour l'interprétation de l'hymne national. Kaepernick agit ainsi pour dénoncer le sort réservé aux Noirs et aux minorités dans son pays, mais Barack Obama lui demande de réfléchir à la peine qu'il inflige aux familles des militaires décédés. Pour ces dernières le drapeau représente le sacrifice au nom de la patrie.

 "The president defended Kaepernick and others who have joined him in such acts, which many Americans consider offensive, saying, “We fight sometimes so that people can do things that we disagree with.” But Obama also said people on both sides of the issue should keep open ears.

“Sometimes out of these controversies, we start getting into a conversation, and I want everybody to listen to each other,” Obama said. “So I want Mr. Kaepernick and others who are on a knee, I want them to listen to the pain that that may cause somebody who, for example, had a spouse or a child who was killed in combat, and why it hurts them to see somebody not standing.”

 The president added, however: “I also want people to think about the pain that he may be expressing about somebody who’s lost a loved one that they think was unfairly shot.”

Caricature Donald Trump est-il son pire ennemi?


Caricature Donald Trump et les impôts


Caricature 11 septembre 2001 et poursuites contre l'Arabie saoudite


 En renversant le veto du Président Obama hier le Congrès permet aux familles des victimes du 11 septembre de poursuivre l'Arabie saoudite. Les retombées risquent d'être nombreuses et le processus difficile.

Caricature élection américaine étudiée en classe


mercredi 28 septembre 2016

Caricature Shimon Peres


Caricature Miss Piggy et Donald Trump


 Miss Piggy est le surnom attribué par Trump à l'ancienne Miss Univers Alicia Machado.

Caricature Donald s'agite pendant le premier débat


Caricature Russie et vol MH 17


Caricature Donald Trump et Martin Luther King


Obama renversé par le Congrès: on casse son veto pour la première fois

Comme je le mentionnais hier et plus tôt aujourd'hui, on a voté dans les deux chambres du Congrès et infligé au Président un revers important. Pour la première fois on renversait le veto d'Obama selon les modalités de la constitution. Pour ce faire plusieurs démocrates se sont donc opposés à leur Président. Ce vote pourrait être lourd de conséquences. Si on le justifie en affirmant qu'on veut satisfaire les familles des victimes du 11 septembre 2001, il ouvre aussi la porte à des relations difficiles avec des alliés des États-Unis ainsi qu'à d'éventuelles poursuites contre des intérêts américains.

 "Traveling aboard Air Force One Wednesday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the vote “the single most embarrassing thing the United States Senate has done possibly since 1983,” when Congress overwhelmingly voted to override President Reagan’s veto of an Oregon land transfer bill.

“Ultimately these senators are going to have to answer their own conscience and their constituents as they account for their actions today,” Earnest said, noting that at least one GOP senator said some of his colleagues had failed to read the bill before voting on it initially. “To have members of the United States Senate only recently informed of the negative impact of this bill on our service members and our diplomats is in itself embarrassing.”

The Senate vote was 97 to 1 and the House tally was 348 to 77."

Intervention au Téléjournal Québec (27 septembre): retour sur le premier débat présidentiel

L'intervention débute à 18h15 dans le Téléjournal Québec du 27 septembre:

"Crooked Donald" Donald Trump coincé légalement pour une utilisation frauduleuse de sa fondation?

Selon cet l'article l'étau se resserre sur Donald Trump.

 "Our reporter Tierney Sneed spent the day reporting on the latest information on the Trump Foundation. We now have clear evidence of self-dealing in the payouts made by the Foundation and as of yesterday pretty clear evidence that Trump has used the Foundation to avoid paying taxes on income. The combination could spell real legal trouble for Trump, possible even criminal penalties. In short, you're not allowed to use a family foundation as a piggy bank or slush fund for tax avoidance and personal or business purposes. We've proceeded cautiously in what we know and what we don't. We've also tried to be cognizant of the fact that this is an area of criminal law where intent is critical - which is to say, ignorance of the law is a defense. That said, one top former IRS official involved in oversight of tax exempt organizations told TPM, "Once you see a pattern of that kind of egregious nature, you start to think if whether there’s an appropriate criminal referral there." Here's the story."

Shimon Peres, le rêveur réaliste

Beau témoignage de Tzipi Livni à l'occasion du décès du célèbre politicien décédé hier à l'âge de 93 ans.

Poursuivre l'Arabie saoudite représente des risques (éditorial New York Times)

Au moment où les deux chambres s'apprêtent à renverser le veto présidentiel sur cette question, l'équipe éditoriale du New York Times évaluent les risques que représentent ces poursuites par les familles des victimes du 11 septembre 2001.

Caricature Donald Trump et le micro défectueux

Caricature de RJ MATSON, ROLL CALL

"Sextin Joe" bientôt maire de Richmond (Virginie"

Si la candidature de Donald Trump provoque des incidents qu'on ne retrouve habituellement pas dans une campagne électorale, je me suis également intéressé au retour spectaculaire de Joe Morrissey. Morrissey s'est retrouvé en prison après avoir envoyé par texto à ses amis des photographies de nues de sa jeune secrétaire de 17 ans. La jeune femme est devenue son épouse depuis. Sa carrière est riche de frasques et de gestes controversés, mais rien ne l'empêche de dominer la course pour la mairie de Richmond.

 "In professional circles, among blacks and whites, Morrissey is nothing less than an embarrassment, his cringe-worthy moments including the photo he once distributed of himself and Warren and their newborn son dressed in antebellum costumes seemingly out of “Gone With the Wind.”

In addition to his 6-month-old daughter and 18-month-old son with Myrna, Morrissey is the father of three more children with three different women, none of whom he married. His oldest child is 29.

  “Many people would be mortified if Joe Morrissey is elected,” said former Virginia governor L. Douglas Wilder, who once served as the city’s mayor and who is not endorsing any candidate."

Retour sur le débat avec Stephen Colbert et Seth Myers

Caricature premier débat déloyal


Caricature Donald Trump au plancher?


 Nous verrons dans les prochains sondages si les électeurs confirment une performance très ordinaire de Donald Trump, mais une forte proportion d'analystes croient qu'Hillary Clinton s'est imposée.

Caricature Donald Trump au débat: loi et ordre?