Exoneration Hoax


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The one thing we can expect from Donald Trump now that Robert Mueller has let him off the hook is he’s going to be an even bigger asshole.

Instead of taking the higher ground, saying something humble or even somewhat unifying like “the system works,” Trump continued lying, calling for revenge, and being divisive. He screamed he was exonerated when he wasn’t. He’s calling for an investigation into the other side, even though there’s nothing out there to suggest Democrats ever did anything illegal. He called the investigation “an illegal takedown that failed: and whined that it was allowed to happen to “your president.”

We haven’t seen an escape from justice this big since O.J.

But, there are reasons Donald Trump continues to defend Vladimir Putin, burn notes from his closed-door meetings with him, fails to acknowledge Russia interfered in our election, and is the only president in the modern era who’s refused to release his taxes while also refusing to dissolve himself from his businesses. It’s because he’s hiding something.

While the Mueller Report, according to the Barr Summary says there’s no evidence of collusion with Russia, there is evidence of collusion. How is Trump publicly asking Russia for help not evidence, or Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner meeting with Russians, or Jared trying to set up a back channel with Russia, or Manafort giving Russia internal campaign polling, or sixteen campaign officials having contact with Russia, or Roger Stone in contact with Wikileaks, etc, etc? The Trump team attempted to hide and lied about each of these details. Why would Trump release a statement lying about the context of the Trump Tower meeting? What are you hiding when there’s nothing to hide?

When it comes to obstruction, Mueller handed that to Barr to make the determination. William Barr auditioned for the AG job by writing a public memo against obstruction, so of course, he ruled against it.

They argue you can’t obstruct if there’s not a crime, but maybe you can’t find the crime because they’re obstructing.

Putting aside the Mueller investigation, there are still questions about Trump’s corruption. There are his years of shady taxes, selling condos to Saudis, the missing money from the inauguration, emoluments, stealing from charity, loans from Deutsche Bank, hush payments to porn stars, and the Moscow Project. On top of all that, why does Jared Kushner have a secret security clearance when he’s involved financially with Saudi Arabia and other foreign governments, and lied about his contacts with Russia? These people are about as clean as a Baptist preacher in a Tijuana whorehouse.

Like me, you’re tired of watching shitweasels win unfairly. You’re tired from watching Trump with Russia’s help, steal an election. You’re tired of watching him give himself, his kids, and his rich buddies mega tax cuts. You’re tired of watching them steal a Supreme Court seat and then change the rules to install an accused sex offender. You’re tired of Trump appointees ruling in favor of Trump. You’re tired of watching Democrats resign from accusations of sexual offenses while Trump remains in office. At this point, the Supreme Court is going to give Trump all the money he wants for a border wall and he’ll start a new company called Trump Racist Border Walls Construction, and award himself the contract.

People are arguing that Democrats need to move on from the Russia investigation, while Trump refuses to move on. We’re worried that Democrats will overplay it while Trump gets away with overplaying it. We’re tired of Trump being allowed to play by different rules.

There are two undeniable truths which Republicans still fail to acknowledge; Russia interfered in our election and Donald Trump is corrupt. Just because Robert Mueller got tired and couldn’t finish the job, doesn’t mean we should give up, no matter how tired we are of Trump, his administration, and all of stupid, racist, ignorant, lying supporters.

Mueller didn’t finish the job. We will because we have to.

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Mueller’s Baby


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This is a good day for Donald Trump and his supporters. Not because he’s innocent, or there was no collusion or obstruction, or that he’s been exonerated. It’s a good day because they will win the spin.

Already, they’re lying about what the Mueller Report says. They’re claiming exoneration when the report is clear he hasn’t been exonerated.

What makes me feel more dejected than the Republican spin is that the nation will now be too tired to hold Trump accountable for anything. Being tired is no reason to give up fighting for your nation.

Here are facts; The decision not to pursue charges of obstruction was made by William Barr, Trump’s AG appointee who has made statements against the investigation. Russia stole from the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Russia offered help to Trump. Trump asked them for their help. Trump’s team hosted Russians in Trump Tower with Donald Jr. saying, “I love it” when asked if he’d see what dirt they had on Clinton. At least 16 people in the Trump campaign met with Russians. Paul Manafort shared internal campaign polling with people connected to Russia. Donald Trump committed campaign fraud, has cheated on his taxes and stolen from charities. There are still at least 16 other investigations into Trump corruption. Trump was trying to work a deal with Russia during the campaign and lied about it. Trump was trying to bribe Vladimir Putin. Donald Trump is corrupt and he’s a moron.

One other fact; There will not be an impeachment. The only way to get rid of Trump now is to defeat him in 2020. No matter what is found on Trump, there will be no movement from Republicans for oversight or doing what’s responsible and best for the nation.

Today is a good day for Donald Trump. Today is a bad day for America.

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Trump Is A Mother


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Here’s this week’s cartoon for CNN’s weekly opinion newsletter, Provoke and Persuade. Be sure to sign up to get those in your inbox every Sunday. It’s free and your subscribing will help me continue to make these for them.

I had already drawn the Conways in bed once this week (along with the cat), but when this idea hit, I liked it too much. I didn’t have to send as many ideas to CNN this week as I have been doing since this was chosen pretty early.

I thought the Mueller Report may have changed our direction and I’d be drawing something else for CNN on Saturday, but they chose to stick with this one. I was glad for that as I really liked it. The only thing I didn’t love was that I removed a detail.

I originally had Trump wearing face cream. My producer and her boss were afraid he wasn’t recognizable, so I removed it. I thought the night cream made it funnier but I didn’t want to ruin the cartoon entirely by people not being able to recognize Trump. I was going to post the other version here but then I realized that if I did, then some people would snipe it and then I’d have two different versions floating around the internet.

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Costa Rica Tap


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This cartoon was first published on March 15, 2019, in The Costa Rica Star.

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Mueller Time


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While talking to my producer at CNN on Thursday afternoon, we were discussing the best subjects for this Sunday’s cartoon. We both liked one particular issue and thought it had the most potential for humor while acknowledging the Mueller Report was hanging over our heads. I told her, “those fuckers will probably release it at 5:00 P.M. Friday afternoon and screw us up.”

Those fuckers released it at 5:00 P.M. Friday afternoon and screwed us up.

Actually, I don’t think they screwed us up and we’re going to stick with the cartoon I finished for them Friday, which I’m really happy with. But, I had just finished my last cartoon for the day, which was my third. On Fridays, I have to draw for CNN, The Costa Rica Star, and my syndication which is what you see here on the blog. By the time I was done yesterday evening, I just wanted to eat dinner and go to sleep…then Mueller happened.

I did eat. My friend Dallas and I went out and talked about it. As I was walking out the door, I got my first idea…and then my second. This is the second, though Dallas really liked my first. I felt this one summed up the moment best. Of course, this cartoon is dated and will probably be worthless in a couple of days…maybe.

Regarding what we know, the Trump team are celebrating because there are to be no more indictments. That sucks. I was really hoping to see them delivered to Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and perhaps even Ivanka and Hope Hicks. We know they lied and did their best to obstruct and collude with Russia. These are people who deserve to be charged for crimes.

I don’t know what’s in the Mueller Report yet but I do know there was collusion. What Mueller may not have been able to find is direct evidence that Trump was personally involved. But, the campaign hosted Russians at Trump Tower, had access to the stuff Wikileaks was stealing from the Clinton Campaign, and Donald Trump himself asked publicly for Russia to help him. We know that over a dozen people were in direct contact with Russia during the campaign.

We also know Trump obstructed justice. The guy told Lester Holt straight out that he fired Comey to end the investigation, then he told the same thing to…wait for it…RUSSIANS. Unfortunately, Mueller was never able to get Trump to testify verbally, and the written questions didn’t include any on obstruction. I feel no matter what’s in the report, we’re getting the shaft. We have a criminal in the White House, and while the Senate of sycophants would probably never convict him, I hate to see a corrupt president skate.

What I predict is that the Mueller report will NOT clear Trump, even if it doesn’t “indict” him. I don’t expect it to say there wasn’t any collusion or obstruction. I expect it to say they couldn’t gather all the facts…which is because of obstruction. Donald Trump and his cult will point at the report and claim it vindicates him, even though it won’t. But, these jerks have made those claims before, twisting statements from judges and politicians and at times, just making them up.

Mueller’s time may be over but our’s is just beginning. Whether Trump is impeached or voted out of office, he has to be removed from office. A stupid, racist, game show host kneedeep in corruption is in charge of our government and we can’t let this stand. I don’t care what the Mueller Report says, Donald Trump is more than just a bad president. He’s a danger and a national security risk. His move yesterday, recognizing the Golan Heights as a political favor proves that.

Mueller can retire in peace now, play golf, and sleep in. We gotta go to work.

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Republican Sympathy For New Zealand


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Shortly after an attack by a white nationalist in New Zealand that killed 50 Muslims in two mosques, Jacinda Ardern, the nation’s Prime Minister announced that within days, her government would introduce new controls on the military-style weapons that the Christchurch shooter used and that are so popular with American mass killers.

She delivered. Thursday, Ardern announced a ban on all military-style semiautomatic and automatic weapons, parts that can be used to turn other rifles into such weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. She said, “It’s about all of us. It’s in the national interest and it’s about safety.” In the U.S., we can’t even put limits on ammunition.

After the attack, she said, “The shooter chose us but we reject him.” Jacinda Ardern is a leader. The United States doesn’t have a leader. We have an ass clown.

Ardern said her nation rejects white nationalism. Donald Trump won’t even acknowledge white nationalism is a problem. Donald Trump defends Nazis. While rejecting the shooter, Ardern also rejected the gun culture that dominates the Republican party in the United States.

The majority of New Zealand’s population and in their parliament are in favor of stricter gun control. The majority of citizens of the U.S. are also in favor of gun control, but the Republican Party, controlled by the National Rifle Association, rejects any measures of gun sense.

It took one mass shooting in New Zealand to create change, and they acted within days. Here in the United States, we had at least 307 mass shootings in 2018 alone, and all we can do is offer thoughts and prayers. New Zealand has put lives over guns. Here in the United States, it’s guns, guns, guns, guns. If you troll social media right now and look at comments from conservatives, you’ll see more outrage and concern over guns than over the victims in New Zealand. Don’t even try to find any of them condemning white supremacists.

Nobody needs an automatic or semi-automatic rifle for home protection. You just don’t. These are weapons designed for one reason and that is to kill, even if most conservative gun owners only use them to overcompensate for their lack of masculinity.

Today, the Muslim call to prayer will be broadcast nationally in New Zealand. Here in the United States, we have a president who demonizes Muslims, proposed surveilling mosques during his campaign, and has enacted a ban on them entering the nation.

Ardern visited a school and told the students, “let New Zealand be a place where there is no tolerance for racism. Ever.” America’s president says there were good people among those in Charlottesville chanting “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us.” Ardern rejects racism while Trump invites it.

New Zealand has a leader. America has an ass clown…a racist ass clown.

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Shooting The Dead


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It’s too easy to draw a cartoon illustrating just how horrible, vile, disgusting, and terrible of a human being that is DonaldTrump. What is more important to the nation is that his supporters allow Trump to be a vile human piece of excrement without suffering any consequences. Each time Trump sinks lower into the cesspool, he takes his supporters with him. For example; Donald Trump is more worried about offending white supremacists than veterans and supporters of the military.

The majority of Trump’s statements are flat-out lies, hogwash, and verifiable bullshit of the first degree. But he was absolutely correct when he said he could shoot a guy on 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. If the guy is black, Mexican, Muslim, or gay, he’d probably gain a few.

For some unknown reason other than being petty, insecure, and being such a nasty piece of poo that even a dung beetle wouldn’t touch it, Donald Trump has been attacking the late Senator John McCain. McCain hasn’t said or done anything recently to disparage or challenge Trump because he’s been dead since last August (if you’re a Republican, that’s more than seven months ago).

John McCain was a war hero who spent over five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam at the infamous Hanoi Hilton. McCain was offered early release but refused to go without his fellow prisoners. While this was going on, Donald Trump was avoiding the war with college deferments and claiming he had bone spurs.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said McCain was “not” a hero, then said he was only a hero because he got captured before finishing the shit sandwich with, “I like people who aren’t captured.” Since then, he’s gone on to attack other Gold Star families.

Yesterday, Trump spoke at a tank factory, where they build tanks…for the military…which employs veterans…and Trump spent five minutes bashing McCain. While the audience didn’t erupt into huge cheers or create a new chant, they will probably continue to support Trump. Before the rally outside the White House, Trump said, “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be.” Trump is fighting a dead man and losing.

Where’s the condemnation from veterans and military families that have supported Trump? You can barely scrounge up any outrage from Republicans in the Senate, where many of McCain’s former colleagues are still serving. There are currently 53 Republicans in the Senate and only two have criticized Trump for his attacks on McCain and his family, Georgia’s Johnny Isakson and Utah’s Mitt Romney. His supposed best friend and southern dandy Lindsey Graham has made a pro-McCain statement since the attacks began, but without criticizing Trump for his comments. That took some dandy weaseling. Graham is as afraid of upsetting Trump supporters as Trump is at upsetting nazis.

It’s been seven days since the white nationalist terror attack in New Zealand that killed 50 Muslims. Trump has yet to say anything negative about white supremacists, white nationalists, Nazis, or any racists, but he has spent just about the entire time attacking McCain. Trump believes you’re more devoted to your racism than to the military. He feels he can attack a POW and you won’t leave, but if he says “Nazis aren’t always the nicest people,” then you may bail and find a more racist Republican, which would be a huge challenge. Good luck with that.

Trump complained that McCain gave the dossier, written about his connections to Russia, to the FBI instead of calling him. Trump is upset that McCain was more patriotic than treasonous. Trump also said it was up to him that McCain got the funeral he did and that Trump never received a thank you. Seriously.

Trump is more sensitive than your Aunt Ingrid who got upset she never received a Christmas card for the itchy ugly sweater she gave you.

Trump has zero regards for other people. He’s currently trying to destroy the Conway marriage and he doesn’t care that the McCain family has to constantly hear a 72-year-old racist toddler scream about their deceased husband and father. As a bonus and thanks to Trump, the family is receiving hateful messages from his supporters.

My father was a war hero who served in Vietnam. He was wounded. He’s buried in a military cemetery. We weren’t particularly close but I love him. If someone was trashing him, I know how I’d feel about it. I wouldn’t vote for that person. I have siblings, one a parent to members of the military, and they still support Trump. Now, imagine Trump was attacking your father.

It doesn’t matter to people like Kellyanne Conway that at some point, her children are going to see which side she stood on when a vile human being like Donald Trump attacked their father. It doesn’t matter to Trump supporters in the military community that he attacks one of their own. It doesn’t matter to them to see how little he respects them, their families, or their service.

The biggest reason Donald Trump continues to attack John McCain is that McCain was a better man than he’ll ever be. If you still support Trump, you’re the worst you can be.

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