Flinging With Trump


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I am a 51-years-old man and I earn a living drawing funny pictures and making fun of people, and even I think Donald Trump is immature.

As difficult as it may be to type out, or even come to full acceptance, Donald Trump is president of the United States of America. He has a full docket. Just yesterday he should have been focused on meeting with the president of South Korea, the travel ban, healthcare, North Korea, and Syria. At the very most with the nonsense, he should only be vaguely aware that the host of a morning news show said something bad about him.

You would think the party that accuses liberals of being snowflakes wouldn’t have given us a president who is constantly “victimized” and whining. But here we are. The president of the United States is bullying women on Twitter. It’s bad enough we have to put up with his lies, that we have to worry about his instability.

Thursday morning, Trump waited for the MSNBC show Morning Joe to go off the air and then dropped tweet bombs insulting hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

Trump referred to Scarborough as “Psycho Joe” and Brzezinski as “low I.Q. Mika.” His assault on Mika was more intense than what he leveled at Joe. He claimed that Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” during a social gathering at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida around New Year’s Eve. Neither Trump nor the White House has, or can, explain what exactly brought on the attack.

Trump’s daughter Ivanka and his wife Melania have supported Donald and his treatment of women. Melania, oddly enough, plans to use her position as First Lady to combat online bullying. Ivanka recently complained how mean and “vicious” Washington is to her father. Melania defended her husband, totally ignoring the bullying aspect of his tweets. So far Ivanka has remained silent on her father’s Thursday sexist tweet storm.

Someone needs to ask Melania if she would be comfortable if Barron treated classmates the way his father treats others. Ivanka should be asked if she would be fine if her children emulated their grandfather. His behavior isn’t acceptable for children, less enough a 71-year-old man who happens to be president.

Trump has an issue with women and a weird fascination with blood. He said Megan Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” when she questioned him at a debate. In the past, he’s insulted Rosie O’Donnell by calling her a pig. He threw further insults at Carly Fiorina and Heidi Cruz while on the campaign trail. Let’s not forget his insults to one of his Miss Universe contestants for gaining weight when he referred to her as “Miss Piggy.” I imagine most Republicans who defend this behavior from Trump would punch a man who called their wife, daughter, or mother “Miss Piggy.”

Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump. She said America elected a fighter. No. The majority of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton. Those who voted for Trump fell for the lie that he would act presidential after he was elected. He’s not a fighter. He’s a school-yard bully and a whiny man-baby.

She said Trump brings “dignity to the presidency every day.” Really? Is it dignified to insult women for their appearance? I don’t remember Bush or Obama hurling personal insults at journalists. I don’t recall Reagan speculating on Helen Thomas’ menstrual cycle based on her tough questioning.

Finally, Ms. Sanders said Trump was “fighting fire with fire.” The immature part here is the fact that he’s fighting. It takes at least two to fight. If Trump ignored it and focused on the duties of his job then there wouldn’t be a fight. George W. Bush didn’t lash out at Kanye West for saying he didn’t care about black people. The president is not required or expected to react to every perceived slight.

Trump isn’t a fighter or a counter-puncher. He’s a sexist bully who acts like a child in a schoolyard pulling girls’ hair. He’s not fighting fire with fire.

He’s flinging poo.

Update on yesterday’s cat comments: So I made a cat joke yesterday and I got enough complaints and comments that I’m going to respond. I don’t hate cats. I’m not a cat person, however, I am an animal lover. When I said cats are “useless” and “ridiculous,” I meant it. But not meant as in they’re useless to how you love them or they’re a part of your family. To me, they’re kinda useless in that they don’t need you and they accept you on their time frame. The ridiculous part for me is the fact you have to keep a box of crap in your home.

That said, I’ve been adopted. A stray kitten showed up outside our home a few weeks ago. My roommates brought the kitten in with the intention of finding him a home. This is after they finally caught it. It’s gone from being a wild cat to owning the place. And since I’m the hardest to get, it really focused on me yesterday. It wouldn’t leave my room and when I stopped giving it attention so I could work, it literally climbed me.

So from this photo you can see that I’m kinda owned and very climbable. And I don’t really hate cats. I do prefer dogs though.

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16 comments

  1. I am always in complete agreement with your cartoons but you were on shaky ground yesterday with the comment about cats. I have decided to accept what you “meant” despite what you said although it sounds suspiciously like some of the convoluted explanations of some of your normal subjects. It tickles me that karma sent you a new little feline roommate to either get even, or to force you to change your mind about how useless cats are! 🙂

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    1. I was a cat person as a kid and my son is more of a cat person than a dog person. I really don’t hate cats. I honestly find it an odd behavior how people are toward their cats and I’ve never heard an interesting cat story, even though I just told one. To me they’re like dreams. Nobody wants to hear your dreams. I like them and think of my writing about them as part of my humor. I embellished my attitude toward them.
      But yeah, this might be karma’s revenge as I’ve criticized cats several times before yesterday. My roomies are really enjoying that the cat likes me so much.

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      1. You understand of course that the only reason the cat is doing any of this is because he knows you hate it! Put 10 people in a room, 9 of whom love cats and one who is indifferent or allergic. Now add a cat. Not a kitten, they haven’t got the memo. All 9 cat lovers will be going here kitty, kitty. The cat will go to the only one actively ignoring him. One does NOT ignore a cat. Mark Twain supposedly loved the furry creatures. “If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat”. My name says it all.

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    1. Actually I like tRump with just his “sphincter mouth.” It’s like make-up, you only emphasise one feature & then go light on the others. Otherwise you end up looking like Tammi Faye Baker and/or a circus clown.

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  2. Cats ALWAYS tend to gravitate towards the one who doesn’t particularly like them. I don’t know if it’s out of spite, trying to torment you as payback for your dislike or indifference, or if it is trying to win you over and gain your affection.
    My mother was one of those who believed the “old wives’ tales” about cats smothering babies and being the devil incarnate, so we had dogs. When, as a young adult, I was allowed, begrudgingly by my mom, to have a cat, guess whose lap he always preferred, much to her chagrin. Yep. Mom. That’s cats for ya’. But, they do grow on you. They can be very affectionate and dedicated to their chosen human. And they are intelligent. That’s why you can’t easily train them. Like mules, who are much smarter than horses. Mules aren’t really stubborn. They just don’t like being told what to do. Especially if it is against their own judgment as to what is good for them.
    So give kitty a chance. You may end up best friends!

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    1. Oh yeah. I didn’t post the picture until right after I published the blog. That’s because there was a chance that it would show up at the teaser in shares on social media instead of the cartoon. But if it’s added after publishing then it probably won’t do that. I know, weird.

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  3. Ok, not everyone is a cat person, and that’s totally understandable. However, in the middle of winter (I live in the Middle Atlantic area where it gets cold) I get to clean the cat box in the warmth of my home rather than having to walk a dog in the freezing temps or trying to coax it out the door into a couple of feet of snow. The cat box isn’t so bad. LOL! Love your work, regardless of how you feel about cats!

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    1. I loved a “Mutts” cartoon in which the old guy was dancing in his swim trunks and sunglasses in front of the picture window with the cat while his neighbor was out in the snow walking the dog.

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  4. That is a beautiful little kitten! And it looks like she’s a girl– if she has both brown and orange fur, she’s a girl. Make sure she gets spayed in the next few months. Or neutered, if he is a boy. Congratulations to you all for saving her from a bad, short life on the streets!

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  5. Oh yeah… your update reminds me that I meant to yell at you about your cat comment yesterday. 😀

    My parents always raised me with dogs. Nothing but German Shepherds. I love dogs. But, when I became an adult, all I wanted was a cat.

    That said, I’m pretty sure that your newfound furry friend disproves your first point (“To me, they’re kinda useless in that they don’t need you and they accept you on their time frame.”). The angel on your shoulder is telling you that it needs you.

    One of the good parts about cats, for us independent people, is that they don’t need your attention 110% of the time… in most cases. Personally, I think my cat has an identity crisis. He seems like he’s a dog trapped in a cat’s body (greets me when I walk in the door, loves belly rubs, needs constant attention, etc.).

    The other point you made, however, seems a little silly to me. You know what I think is ridiculous? Needing to take a dog out in a blizzard at 2am to piddle on a tree. It’s much easier, in my opinion, to let the animal do its business & throw it out once a day.

    Also, covered litter boxes are a thing now – they’re much more aesthetically appealing & they keep your house from smelling like there’s a box of s*** in it (I’ve had friends sit directly in front of my cat’s litter box & not know it was there). Some even look like potted plants! LOL 😉

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  6. I had the clearest visual of my last visit to the zoo in all it’s rampaging glory at the monkey exhibits. They must have been fed uppers that day; fingers up butts, humping, masturbating, throwing boo at all who approached the windows. It was a loud free-for-all! Your cartoon made see 45’s face in the biggest of the baboons and I just lost it. Thanks;)

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