Anticipation


At least 874 people have been charged by the Department of Justice in connection to the attack on our Capitol building by Donald Trump’s white nationalist terrorists who were trying to overturn an election.

DOJ has raided the home of Jeffrey Clark, a former official from Trump’s DOJ who pushed to decertify the election and wanted to use the department to push Donald Trump’s election lies. Trump tried to install Clark as acting attorney general in the days before the January 6 insurrection when top DOJ officials refused to lend credibility to his voter fraud lies. Clark pushed agency leaders to issue a letter to states saying they had the authority to replace electors with those who would back Trump. They did not have that authority.
DOJ leaders and members of the White House counsel’s office threatened to resign en masse if Trump made the change.

DOJ has seized the phone records of John Eastman, Trump’s lawyer who Liz Cheney has described as “one of the primary architects of President Trump’s scheme to overturn the election.” Eastman was one of the people Ginni Thomas was texting during their evil scheme to steal an election for the orange GropenFuhrer.

Eastman helped Trump devise the plot for vice-president (sic) Mike Pence to block or delay the certification of the election on January 6, 2021. Pence didn’t go along with it. For that, many say Eastman and Trump should both be charged with obstruction of a proceeding before Congress and a conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Last week, a grand jury in Washington, D.C. issued subpoenas for GOP party leaders in Arizona and Georgia who were involved in the plot to install fake electors in those states despite Joe Biden winning them. The grand jury is also using the subpoenas to seek information on Rudy Giuliani’s involvement in the election steal. Rudy is one of the many who asked Donald Trump for a pardon.

The big question for Merrick Garland and DOJ is when do they go after the big guy? When do they prosecute Donald Trump? I’m sure they’re building a case and will decide at some point whether to charge him or not, but they have to charge him. We have testimony that Trump knew members of the treason crowd were armed that day and he still wanted them to be allowed to attack the Capitol. He knew they were armed when he told them to fight and not be weak. He knew what he was doing.

We can not allow a former president (sic) to get away with refusing a peaceful transfer of power and committing an insurrection. We can’t allow a former president (sic) to try to steal an election and install himself as a fascist Cheeto-stained dictator. Sure, it’ll be divisive and piss off the Trump cult but we can’t let them destroy the nation because we don’t want to hurt their feelings. Besides, it’s their fault they chose to follow an orange fraudster like Donald Trump to begin with.

At least 874 people have been charged in connection with a coup attempt and insurrection. We can’t leave out the guy who ordered the terrorist attack.

Creative note: I told you I might do a ketchup cartoon. But I wanted to do more with it than simply state that Trump is a baby pitching tantrums.

Music note: Like with yesterday’s cartoon, I listened to The Beatles while drawing this one.

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Ketchup and Treason


My readers were quick to send me suggestions yesterday during the January 6 Committee hearings where Cassidy Hutchinson was dropping one bombshell after another.

My readers wanted me to focus on Trump’s ketchup tantrum when he got mad over his attorney general Bill Barr’s public rejection of his election fraud claims. Or, they wanted me to draw something on him lunging at his Secret Service detail and trying to grab the steering wheel so he could go to the Capitol with his white nationalist terrorists and help them even further with his coup attempt. But, while those are fun, salacious, and important to note, and I really do hate ketchup, I don’t think they’re the main takeaway from yesterday’s hearing.

I think the biggest and most important revelation from yesterday’s hearing is that Donald Trump was told there were armed people in his insurrection mob of white nationalist terrorists, and he ordered his staff in profane terms to remove metal detectors he thought would slow down his angry pro-fascism supporters.

According to Hutchinson, upset that some in the crowd might not get to see him for his pre-insurrection speech, Trump said words to the effect of, “I don’t care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the fucking mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here.” “Mags” refers to magnetometers.

Trump didn’t just tell his people to be in Washington to stop Congress from certifying the election, a duty mandated by the Constitution, he tried to clear the way for them to bring weapons. Many of these people were carrying knives, bear spray, metal poles, tasers, and guns.

Donald Trump was willing to let armed goons into his speech and proceed to attack the Capitol. He didn’t care if it endangered the lives of the Capitol Police, members of Congress, or even his own vice-president and his family. Donald Trump didn’t even care if his supporters were in danger, and one of the terrorists, Ashli Babbitt, was killed during the attack. Donald Trump didn’t care because they were not there to hurt him.

I could have drawn a cartoon of “treason,” “coup,” “insurrection,” or “sedition” on a wall in ketchup, or had Trump trying to choke someone with his tiny hands, and I would probably get more shares and reprints than for this cartoon, even though I’ve already seen a dozen cartoons of those concepts. But the ketchup and choking is not the stuff that’s going to put Trump in prison.

What should put Donald Trump in prison is trying to steal an election. He committed sedition and ordered his terrorist cult to attack. He obstructed Congress while it was doing an official duty. Donald Trump knew his people were armed and out to hurt his enemies and he goaded them. He called them out. He directed them. He told them to “walk to the Capitol.” Donald Trump is a traitor to this nation and Attorney General Merrick Garland needs to have the Department of Justice prosecute Donald Trump.

I don’t want to hear any of this shit about dividing the nation by prosecuting a former president (sic). The division and hate in this nation is the fault of Trump and his supporters. They tried to steal an election and they’re still lying about it. Fuck Donald Trump. Fuck Donald Trump’s supporters.

We found out a whole lot of other salacious juicy shit on top of the ketchup tantrum from Ms. Hutchinson.

Cassidy Hutchinson was chief of staff Mark Meadows’ special assistant. People usually had to go through her to get to the chief of staff.

We learned that in his anger at being driven back to the White House instead of the Capitol, Trump uttered words to the effect of, “I am the fucking president. Take me up to the Capitol now” and grabbed at the steering wheel of the presidential vehicle. Trump wanted to join his mob in entering the Capitol. Was he planning to enter the Senate chamber himself to stop the electoral certification for Joe Biden’s victory?

Maybe the Secret Service should have tried the trick that works when you take a dog to the veterinarian. Jingling the keys to the “Beast,” they could say, “C’mon, boy….wanna go for a ride? Who’s a good boy? Who wants a ride?” Sure, somewhere along the way, Trump may realize he’s not going in the direction of the park, or in his case, McDonald’s, but hell…you got him in the car.

We learned that on the morning of January 6, White House counsel Pat Cipollone cautioned Hutchinson that if Trump did go to the Capitol to intervene in the certification of the election, “We’re going to get charged with every crime imaginable if we make that movement happen.” She said Cipollone “was also worried that it would look like we were inciting a riot or encouraging a riot to happen up at the Capitol,”

We learned that Cipollone tried to persuade Meadows to get Trump to publicly call for an end to the rioting as parts of the mob chanted “Hang Mike Pence” and Meadows replied with “something to the effect of, ‘You heard him, Pat. He thinks Mike deserves it. He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong.’”

After the Trump terrorists broke into the Capitol, Cipollone said to Meadows, “Mark, something needs to be done, or people are going to die and the blood’s gonna be on your fucking hands.”

We already knew that Mark Meadows was a weak chief-of-staff but we learned that he did very little to persuade Trump to stop the attack. We learned he never pushed back against Trump’s refusal to call off the terrorists. He’s also probably the one who gave Trump his ketchup.

We learned from committee member Liz Cheney that prospective witnesses for the committee received intimidating messages with one text reading, “[A person] let me know you have your deposition tomorrow. He wants me to let you know that he’s thinking about you he wants you to know that you’re loyal and you’re going to do the right thing when you go in.” Gee, I wonder who that person was who was thinking about the witness.

An unidentified witness described receiving messages and said “What they said to me is, as long as I continue to be a team player, they know that I’m on the team, I’m doing the right thing, I’m protecting who I need to protect, you know, I’ll continue to stay in good graces in Trump World. And they have reminded me a couple of times that Trump does read transcripts and just to keep that in mind as I proceeded through my depositions and interviews with the committee.”

This is witness tampering. It’s a mob tactic. When they say “we know you’re loyal and will do the right thing,” the message is actually “If you talk, you’re sleeping with the fishes” or “we’re taking you for a ride, and not the fun kind of ride like when Trump’s taken to McDonald’s.”

We learned that members of Trump’s cabinet were discussing invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office after the attack.

We learned that Fox News’ Sean Hannity spoke with Trump on January 6 and told him his cabinet was considering removing him by invoking the 25th Amendment. We did not learn that from Sean Hannity despite the fact it would have been major news. We already knew Sean Hannity was more loyal to Trump than to giving his viewers the truth. Sean Hannity should be fired for this. He had a scoop in his hands and instead of reporting it, he called the subject and warned him. Fucking Sean Hannity.

We learned that Trump considered offering the terrorists a blanket pardon.

We learned that Mark Meadows and Rudy Giuliani (surprise) both wanted pardons.

We learned that Michael Flynn took the fifth multiple times, even when asked if there should be a peaceful transfer of power during presidential administrations.

I may come back and give you a ketchup cartoon, but I’m not going to merely write a statement on a wall in red. There’s more to gather from this than the fact Donald Trump is a big baby with temper tantrums. I already knew that.

The most important information we got yesterday wasn’t about ketchup, but that Donald Trump was willing for people to die in order to steal an election and make him a fascist dictator.

I already knew Donald Trump and ketchup were perfect for each other.

Music note: I listened to The Beatles.

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A Republican Problem


I drew a similar cartoon about a month ago but focused on baby formula. That cartoon actually grew from this idea, but I wanted to return to it today.

In the blog for that cartoon, I included George Carlin’s famous rant about Republicans and their “pro-life” position that if you’re pre-born, you good, but after you’re born, you’re fucked.

One ranking has the United States 33rd out of 36 first-world nations in infant mortality. That’s nearly six deaths per 1,000 births. Of 41 nations UNICEF ranked on child poverty, the United States was fourth from the bottom. In the same UNICEF ranking, the U.S. ranks 32 in mental well-being and 38 in physical health.

Republicans are excited about ending abortion and protecting the life of a fetus, but fuck that fetus once it’s a legitimate human being. Republicans oppose social welfare while loving corporate welfare. We spend twice on corporate welfare than we do on social welfare. Republicans want welfare recipients drug-tested…well, just the social welfare recipients. The corporate guys can be total snort heads for all they are. None of the big oil executives reaping record profits at this time while also receiving government welfare are required to piss in cups.

The drug-testing requirement is cruel. Republicans are willing to starve a child if its mother has a little marijuana in her system. If you are on welfare and have a child and you smoke a little weed, I don’t care. I care about the child and since all children are terrorists, you probably need that weed.

I grew up in and out of poverty and I can tell you from personal experience that when bill collectors knock on doors, it affects the children.

Republicans don’t want the government to finance prenatal care. You would think that at the very least, they’d want to increase healthcare for that fetus they’re so concerned with. They don’t want to finance health care for children. They don’t want anything to do with extending maternity leave. They don’t want to assist with daycare for when the maternity leave is over. And damn if they don’t want to defund school lunches.

President Biden proposed cash payments for parents, universal prekindergarten, and other family benefit programs such as expanded child-care subsidies, but Republicans oppose every bit of it. Analysts say last year’s expiration of Biden’s one-year expansion of the child-tax-credit, that every Republican not named Mitt Romney opposed led to a 41 percent spike in child poverty.

Senate goon Rick Scott said he opposes efforts to create programs that would reward parents who do not work, so basically, fuck that kid if its parents are lazy. Goon Senator Patrick Toomey said he had not given thought to the idea of expanded child benefit support, because goons only think about the pre-born…after you’re born, you’re fucked. Ted Cruz, one of the gooniest of goons in the Senate, said Republicans will look to “enact policies that make it easier for families to raise kids,” but his party would oppose new spending measures.

I did the math on Ted Cruz’s plan of new policies making it easier for families to raise kids without new spending measures from the government, and have discovered zero plus zero equals Republican bullshit. I have two middle fingers for Ted. One middle finger plus one middle finger equals fuck you, Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz probably believes the best reason to have children is so you can blame them for your sudden cowardly retreats to Cancun when the going gets tough.

Ted said, “There is always support in the Republican conference for tax cuts; there is always support in the Democratic conference for spending more and more money.” No, Captain Asshat. There’s is always Republican support for tax cuts for corporations, billionaire assholes, and trust-fund babies. Republicans opposed the child-tax credit. Hell, Rick Scott even proposed raising taxes that would have pushed over 18 million Americans into poverty.

And, when it comes to gun violence that slaughters children like the 19 in Uvalde, the best plans Republicans can come up with are eliminating doors and adding more guns to society.

George Carlin was right. When it comes to Republicans, “If you’re pre-born, you’re fine; if you’re preschool, you’re fucked.”

Creative note: I started this cartoon yesterday but put it aside for the demon football prayer cartoon.

Music note: I listened to Coheed and Cambria while drawing and coloring all these babies.

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Greitens Gun Metaphor


Here’s your cartoon for this week’s CNN Opinion newsletter. Please sign up to get these in your inbox every Sunday. 

Music note: I listened to some Incubus and Stone Temple Pilots while drawing all these bricks.

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Evil SCOTUS


There’s a particular trait that’s common among conservatives and that is for them to explain their positions, they have to lie. Have you ever heard anyone defend Donald Trump without lying? Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is a liar. But then again, the six extreme right-wing Christian fundamentalist justices that are the majority on the highest court in the land are proven liars.

In the ruling that came down today allowing a Washington state football coach to pray at a public school event, Gorsuch, who wrote for the majority, lied. It’s as if he didn’t pay any actual attention to the case and decided it’d suit his needs better if he just made some shit up. Naturally, this is one of Donald Trump’s appointees.

Gorsuch repeatedly claims in his writing for the majority that Joseph Kennedy, a former public school football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington state who prayed at the 50-yard line following football games, who was often joined by his players, members of the opposing team, and members of the general public, “offered his prayers quietly while his students were otherwise occupied.” That is a lie. The layman’s term for this is “bullshit.”

And once again, this court has thrown out precedent. This court has overruled Lemon v. Kurtzman, the 1971 decision that previously governed cases involving the Constitution’s language prohibiting an establishment of religion. This establishes, as usual, Christianity on government property in a government function. Do these fucks even know what “secular” means?

The coach did not pray silently. Anyone can pray at school or any other government facility. Prayer is not banned. Establishing a religion is banned which rules out public prayer. Kennedy held very public prayers on the 50-yeard line while players from both teams kneeled around him while he held up helmets from both teams as if he were the Moses of football.

One student’s father complained since his son felt compelled to join in despite being an atheist. There’s peer pressure and the fear the coach will sit you on the bench if you don’t worship Jesus with him. So, the school district told Kennedy to knock it off. Kennedy did not knock it off. Instead, the coach went on a media tour and even made an appearance on Good Morning, America. At the next game, there was what’s been described as a stampede to pray with the coach on the 50-yard line to help him with his “commitment to God.” It was so bad that even members of the high school band got trampled. You don’t see that shit at band camp.

But, I’m sure it was a very private stampede.

The 1971 case held that the government’s actions “must have a secular legislative purpose,” that their “principal or primary effect must be one that neither advances nor inhibits religion,” and that the government may not “foster ‘an excessive government entanglement with religion.’” A stampede for Jesus on a public school’s football field at the 50-yard line is NOT secular.

You don’t need God to play football anymore than you need the national anthem for sports.

Justice Gorsuch did not base his opinion on the Constitution. It’s why he lied. He even dismissed the photographic evidence of the prayer huddles. Since Gorsuch lied, it leaves me to speculate that he would have had a different ruling if the coach wasn’t Christian.

What if the coach was Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, or even worse…a Satanist?

The Church of Satan doesn’t literally worship the devil because Satanists are atheists. Satanists don’t believe in God or the Devil. They chose Satan as their symbol which makes sense as this country is supposed to guarantee the right to freedom of religion. That right also protects your freedom to be an atheist, so Satan is being used here as a symbol for atheists…and it freaks people the fuck out.

And that’s what I want. To freak people the fuck out…specifically, religious zealots who believe their religion takes priority and has greater rights than other religions. I want a liberal football coach somewhere in this nation (there has to be at least one) to conduct a Satanic ceremony after a public school’s football game on the 50-yard line. Neil Gorsuch rules that a coach can do that so I’m sure the school district won’t fire a coach for leading a Satanic prayer at a football game. And, even if that prayer summons a demon, Justice Gorsuch says that demon is allowed at a public school setting. Maybe a demon would enjoy a high school football game. Do demons like hotdogs? And, it wouldn’t be the first time someone summoned a demon to help with their football game. Ask Tom Brady.

And quite frankly, this public school demon needs to be raised and Neil Gorsuch and the rest of his troglodyte fundamentalist majority of hypocrites should be forced to live with it. The only problem is that it wouldn’t be fair to the demon.

Creative note: I read my lettering out loud just to hear how it sounds. For some reason, every time I said “Beezelbub,” my Amazon Echo device, Alexa, would light up. So, if you don’t get a new cartoon from me tomorrow or see any activity from me, it might mean I inadvertently summoned a demon. I should probably clean my bathroom.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Roughs, Episode 142


These roughs were drawn on June 16 and June 17.

I was seriously considering this cartoon but others issues got in the way. Also, I wasn’t positive that another cartoonist hadn’t already done the idea.

I would have drawn this for CNN if they wanted it, but I wasn’t going to draw it for my syndication, even though I do like it. I had already done one on drunk Rudy and I didn’t want to beat it to death.

I was somewhere in between love and hate for this one.

This is one of those that there was no way I wasn’t going to draw it.

This is the one that became the cartoon for the CNN Opinion newsletter AND, my editors didn’t ask me to change anything…even after I made the cartoon weirder. They let me run wild.

I didn’t love this one all that much but I felt it was important to do. While most cartoonists were doing Fathers’ Day, I chose to do Juneteenth. I think there were only about three cartoons on Juneteenth from the nation’s cartoonists.

I liked this one but I don’t know if it works.

That’s it for this week, kids. Which of these are your faves?

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SCOTUS Erode Us


The far-right troglodyte court of religious zealots had a very busy week.

First, they ruled that religious private schools can receive taxpayer money. Naturally, this violates the separation of church and state which is in the Constitution.

Claiming they can actually comprehend the Constitution, SCOTUS’ next move was to allow people to carry concealed guns in New York City. I’ve been looking but I can’t find “concealed-carry” in the Constitution but I did find “well-regulated.”

Finally, SCOTUS did exactly what we expected them to do and that was to overturn Roe v. Wade based, not on the Constitution, but on their religious zealotry. If you’re a right-wing gun-humping religious zealot who wants to control women and tell them what they can and can’t do with their bodies, then you had a good week.

SCOTUS is overriding their function. They are legislating. Take the abortion case for example. They were hearing a case about banning abortions after a set number of weeks. Instead of just issuing a decision on that case, they created new laws. This is literally legislating from the bench.

The case they were hearing didn’t ask the court whether abortion is or isn’t constitutional, probably because most of the justices on the court have said that abortion is precedent and settled law.

The scary thing is, this is establishing a new precedent (irony abounds) for the court to strike down laws they’re not even hearing arguments about.

What will the Supreme Court strike down next that nobody’s asking them about?

Music note: I listened to a bunch of girl rock while drawing this (which took a while). I jammed to Paula Cole, Alanis Morrisette, the Cranberries, Melissa Etheridge, and Soul Asylum. Siri thinks Soul Asylum are girls.

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FredericksBUG


Did you hear about the messed-up business cards? You probably have if you follow me on social media. I made a huge mistake and it’s all my fault. I can’t blame the printer because it’s what I sent them and I can’t blame my proofreaders because I didn’t ask them.

I agonized over the artwork (I was choosing between Trump and another drawing) so much that I didn’t pay enough attention and I misspelled “Fredericksburg” and made it “FredericksBUG.” Ugh. Since I probably can’t convince the city to change its name, I was gonna have to either stick with the bad cards and have people correct me 250 times in the future or order new ones. I tweeted about it. It’s the kind of thing that will drive me crazy until they’re all gone.

Then, VistaPrint swooped in and said they were going to correct the typo and send me new cards…at no cost. I offered to pay for shipping but they declined. VistaPrint rocks and I highly recommend them. But, I still have 250 bad cards.

And people love them. A lot of readers have asked for a FredericksBUG card, but I can’t pay a bunch of postage to mail cards to everyone who asks so…

You can pay for it yourself. If you’re weird enough to want one of these cards, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address on the card (just get the PO Box and zip correct) and I’ll send you a card or two. Maybe I’ll even sign it.

*While supplies last.

Our Dystopian Future


The people who argue that you can’t ban guns because people will still get guns are the same troglodytes who support banning abortion. But you don’t ban abortion, you just outlaw it.

This is a momentous occasion and I wasn’t sure how to address it with a cartoon. I’m still not sure. There’s so much to take from this.

Roe v. Wade was overturned by the will of the minority in this nation. More Americans voted against Donald Trump than for him. More Americans voted for Democratic Senate candidates than for Republicans. Yet, the people who were put in power by the few placed three justices on the court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The justices lied in their confirmation hearings. They each assured us that the Constitutional right to an abortion was precedent and protected law. Somehow after they were confirmed, it became “egregiously wrong.”

The man who nominated three of the six justices who overturned abortion tried to steal an election he lost through a coup and install himself as a fascist dictator.

Three of the six justices are sitting in stolen seats. Neil Gorsuch’s seat was stolen from an Obama nominee because Mitch McConnell wouldn’t even allow a hearing, claiming it was too close to an election and the people needed to have a say in the next appointment, never mind the fact that after the election more people had voted for Hillary Clinton than Trump and for more Democrats than Republicans, who voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch.

The seat Brett Kavanaugh sits in was occupied by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who resigned so Trump could fill it…which he couldn’t have filled if Putin hadn’t meddled in our election to install Trump into the presidency. Take it for what it’s worth, but for years, Kennedy’s son was in charge of real estate loans for Deutsche Bank, and he approved millions in loans for Trump when no other bank would.

Amy Coney Barrett, who had less than three years of experience as a judge before her nomination, is sitting in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, which became vacant less than two months before the election. So according to Mitch McConnell’s own argument about letting the people decide in the next election, Barrett is sitting in a stolen seat.

One of the six justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, Clarence Thomas, is married to a woman who helped Trump try to steal the election and install himself as a fascist dictator.

Each of the six justices are religious zealots. They are dictating laws onto this nation based not on the Constitution, but their fundamentalism.

All six of justice have been members of the Federalist Society, and extreme far-right fucknut legal club that has too much influence on our nation’s legal system. They provided Donald Trump with a list of judicial candidates to choose from.

The Supreme Court didn’t ban abortion outright. They just overturned Roe v. Wade and gave the decision to the states. We can expect at least 26 states to ban outright and several other states to pass heavy restrictions.

Republicans have always cried that abortion should be left to the states, not the federal government. But since Republicans are lying goons, we will see bills brought up in Congress to ban abortion nationally. If Republicans take the House and Senate and have enough votes to override a presidential veto, abortion will be outlawed even in blue states like New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, etc.

Will there be some Republicans in the House and Senate who will vote against a national ban on abortions? Sure, but their numbers are low and there are morons amongst them. Senator Susan Collins actually believed Brett Kavanaugh when he “assured” her he wouldn’t overturn Roe vs. Wade and voted to confirm him.

A lot of people are speculating abortion is just the first domino and contraception, marriage equality, and even integration of schools will be banned. Clarence Thomas has basically asked the yee-haw states to send cases on those issues to the Supreme Court so they ban those items.

If you’re thinking “golly-gee wilikens, they wouldn’t take a case restricting birth control as an excuse to outright ban it,” you are more gullible than Susan Collins. The very case they used to overturn Roe v. Wade wasn’t a total ban on abortion. The case from Mississippi was a ban on abortions after 15 weeks. The Supreme Court would have been wrong to side with Mississippi on the ban after 15 weeks, but instead of just being wrong, the six justices overstepped their mandate.

This is the deal Mitch McConnell and Republicans made with the devil, Donald Trump. They’ve been trying to end abortion since 1973. They don’t care that they could only do it by deception and through a racist pussy-grabbing narcissistic orange shitgibbon. And they’re not done since it’s still legal in every state.

Republicans are not going to be satisfied to let blue states make their own decisions. The evidence of that is they aren’t letting women make their own decisions.

Music note: I listened to some Incubus and Stone Temple Pilots while drawing all these bricks.

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SDX Award


Just as I did with the RFK Award, I’m posting it here in case this blog is the only venue where you follow me. I won the Sigma Delta Chi Award last night. This award is given each year by the Society of Professional Journalists.

I received an email a few days ago about the awards ceremony, but I got that just because I’m on their mailing list. I had intended to watch and thought it’d be crazy if I won. But I also thought that if I had won then I’d probably already know. I didn’t know.

I had a rather large spaghetti dinner early last night and it put me into a spaghetti coma. I recovered late enough to screw up my sleep schedule and found a message from my cartooning colleague Tim Campbell saying “Congrats again.” I replied, “For what?”. He said, “You won the SDX.” I said, “Are you sure?”. Since the awards were announced around 8 p.m, I think a lot of people missed it. I did.

This is crazy. I’ve never won one of the big ones before this year and now I have two. I could be wrong, but I think I have won more journalism awards this year than any other political cartoonist. That’s crazy. I’m Clay Jones…I don’t win awards. It’s also crazy that I join a lot of cartoonists I admire who’ve won the SDX, like Paul Conrad, Rob Rogers, Walt Handelsman, Mike Luckovich, Jen Sorensen, Mike Thompson, Chris Britt, Clay Bennett, Steve Sack, Matt Davies, and a bunch of others.

There are two winners of this award this year. I won for publications lower than 100,000 circulation (which Claytoonz.com is). Mike Smith of Greenspun Media won for over 100,000. So congrats to Mike.

Here’s the video portion of our winnings.

And in case you want to see the rest of my entry…