Author: clayjonz

I draw political cartoons which are published in newspapers across the country. I also play guitar.

Coach Rudy


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In an attempt to lower expectations for Donald Trump’s debate performance, the White House and Trump Campaign told us beforehand he wasn’t really practicing. Donald Trump himself told us that answering questions from reporters was his practice. And sure, he’s done plenty of shouting, interrupting, and lying to reporters, so maybe it was like that a little. But I don’t think you can lower the bar enough for Trump.

The bar is already low for Trump. When he gives a speech and says something that’s not entirely idiotic racist, and manages not to shit himself, pundits express what a wonderful speech it was. How eloquent. How presidential. But if another politician had given that same speech, they’d wonder if the speaker had received a brain transplant from an illiterate cow.

Of course the campaign lied to us because Donald Trump did prepare. It’s understandable they’d lie to us on this point because most campaigns do that with preparation. They have to lower the bar. They totally expected Donald Trump to lose the debate to Joe Biden, even though they issued a statement that Trump won and clobbered the former vice president…hours before the debate.

Usually when a candidate prepares for a debate, especially a presidential debate on a national stage, they get someone to play their opponent. Usually the person playing this role is someone who’s run for office before and has debate experience.

Donald Trump went through the entire Republicans field in 2016 with over 20 debates. He debated Hillary Clinton more than once. And…he still doesn’t have any debate experience. He has bullying and shouting experience.

And his coaches for his first debate? The lovable cuddly duo of Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani.

Chris Christie is a bully. He’s bullied opponents, reporters, and even his constituents. As governor of New Jersey, he would mock and ridicule voters for asking him questions. He would insult them. But maybe they expect that in New Jersey.

Rudy Giuliani is a lunatic. Rudy has spent the entire Trump administration pushing conspiracy theories, mostly those about Hunter Biden in Ukraine…which Trump used during the debate. He was the chief defender on Fox News and Hannity during the impeachment saga. He’s the idiot who revealed there was a payout to porn stars and playmates and even used the word “funneled” when he described it being paid through a secret corporation…as if that is normal.

Rudy would go on CNN and tell Chris Cuomo he didn’t ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden before saying he asked Ukraine to look into Joe Biden. He would have very public meltdowns on national television.

Anytime someone, like Michael Cohen, would make accusations about Trump, it was Giuliani who would take to the air to not just defend Trump, but spread conspiracy theories about the accuser, like Cohen’s father being involved in organized crime and that he was a Ukrainian mobster.

Rudy also butt-dialed reporters who could then hear him talking about his schemes with his goons…two of whom, Lev and Igor, were arrested. Rudy argued there’s nothing wrong with taking election help from Russians. Rudy said, “Truth isn’t truth.”

At one point, the White House talked about reeling Giuliani in because he wasn’t doing Donald Trump any favors.

Whoever thought it was a great idea to have Christie and Giuliani coach Trump is an idiot. So, obviously it was Donald Trump’s idea.

Trump’s performance was so bad that the debate commission is changing the rules of the debates and…one of the coaches admitted it was bad.

Chris Christie described it as “too hot.” With him being on Trump’s side, “too hot” translates to “holy fucking shit we’re going down in flames.” This is like being on a plane and you see your pilot casually jumping out wearing a parachute.

A White House aide said it was so bad, that maybe eventually Donald Trump will realize it too.

Personally, I don’t need to see another debate of this mess and I hope there isn’t one. As it stands now, there are two more scheduled, not counting the veep debate. I don’t see us having two more Trump/Biden debates. How much more damage is the Trump Campaign willing to inflict upon itself?

Donald Trump has only gotten less stable since 2016. He’s a lunatic. Quite frankly, I’m surprised he wore pants.

Rudy Giuliani once said Trump is owed an apology for the Russia investigation. I wonder if Rudy will demand an apology from America for voting Donald Trump out of office.

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Law And Order President


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During the Republican Convention, which was just a few weeks ago, they spent every night bringing out every single black person who’s ever had a nice thing to say about Donald Trump, like people he’s paid, to tell us he’s not a racist. Then during the very first debate, Donald Trump told us he’s a racist.

When people tell you who they are, believe them. It doesn’t matter how many black friends a person has for a photo-op when afterward, they tell a violent white supremacist group to stand by. Seriously, if Donald Trump is not a racist, then how can he dish out orders to hate groups? Order that they obey? Orders that inspire them create new logos?

Today, the Trump cult and Trump surrogates are telling us he condemned a hate group when he told them to “stand back.” But they’re not finishing the sentence.

Senator Tim Scott, a black Republican, said he believes Donald Trump “misspoke.” How much shit is Tim Scott willing to stand in? Has Trump been misspeaking for years? The leader of your party is a racist. Denial is not a racist river in Egypt. This is the toll for riding down that racist river. This is the toll to be a black Republican. You have to party with Nazis.

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy attempted to cover up for Trump and said he did condemn and disavow the hate group, despite the fact he did not. McCarthy is a great example of today’s cult that used to be the Republican Party. They have to lie when defending Trump and they have to be comfortable with racism.

Donald Trump encouraged a hate group. He told them to “stand by.” In case you don’t believe me that he encouraged the hate group, then believe the hate group. Within minutes, literally, the hate group addressed, Proud Boys, posted on social media a brand new logo proclaiming…wait for it…”STAND BY!”

Proud Boys is not just a hate group that sits around hating. It’s not like they’re in their treehouse, playing cards, drinking Mountain Dew, complaining about how they can’t get laid while holding a tiniest penis contest, not bothering anyone but occasionally saying, “by the way, I really hate Muslims.” No. This group rolls into cities, armed to the few teeth they have with guns and baseball bats, marching behind shields, saying they’re not there for violence before they all get violent…before going home to conduct another tiniest penis contest.

Donald Trump is a racist. He’s been telling us he’s a racist since day one. Last night, he told us again. He also told the racists he’s a racists. He told them to “stand by” and then he told them to harass and intimidate voters at voting precincts. He’s telling them to fuck with people while they’re voting. Donald Trump needs to go to prison.

And then, Donald Trump told us he’s the “law and order” president. “Law and order” is another racist dog whistle, like “invading the suburbs.” Do you know who else used the term “law and order?” Every southern racist sheriff in the 1960s.

Today, trying to clean it up, Donald Trump told the Proud Boys to stand back and let law enforcement do “the job.” What’s the job? Does he think Proud Boys have been doing the same job as cops? Does he believe Proud Boys have been exercising “law and order?” Does he believe cops have the same priorities as Proud Boys? And if they do, then that may be the problem we’ve been experiencing for decades.

Watching Donald Trump give orders to a racist group like Proud Boys was nothing for American to be proud of. It was an international embarrassment.

As evidenced at last night’s debate, Donald Trump is not presidential. And he’s only president for his base. His base is made up of racists. It’s made up of white supremacists. It’s made up of Nazis. It’s made up of skinheads. It’s made up of Proud Boys. And Donald Trump is a Proud Boy. And being one of them and their leader, he’s probably the winner of the tiniest penis contest.

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Stand Back and Stand By


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In case you missed last night’s debate, I’ll sum it up for you.

BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK!

Will you shut up?

BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK!BARK! BARK! BARK!BARK!BARK! Nazis stand by.

It was not a debate. It was Donald Trump trying to throw Joe Biden off his game, which he did often, but in the process, made himself look like a jerk, a bully, a moron, and a screaming racist. He made himself look like an orange lunatic.

Donald Trump’s lies weren’t just lies but wild made up bullshit, like ballots were found in a river with his name on them.

He cried about the wrong people moving into the white suburbs. He said sensitivity training on racism was “reverse racism” that affects “specific types of people.” He called for his goons to stalk voting precincts on election day (which is illegal). When Beau Biden, a veteran, was brought up, Donald Trump refused to offer condolences to his father, but said he didn’t know him, and went into another of his many attacks on his other son, Hunter Biden.

Donald Trump even attacked Hunter Biden for having a drug problem. As with all things with Trump, he usually embodies what he attacks. So, he may want to lay off attacking a man because his son had a drug problem. Just saying…sniff.

But the biggest thing he did, just like when he defended Nazis in Charlottesville, last night, he supported a white supremacist group.

When Joe Biden brought up that white hate groups commit more violent acts than fictional groups like Antifa, Trump said it wasn’t true. When it was pointed out that Christopher Wray, his FBI Director had made that statement, Trump still said it wasn’t true. And when challenged to condemn Proud Boys, a white hate group, and their violence, he said he would but then turned around and told them to “stand back and stand by.”

Stand by? Stand by for what?

Keep in mind, Donald Trump continued to claim the election would be a fraud and refused to say he’d accept the results. Is this what Proud Boys is to stand by for?

Guess what. They are. Proud Boys didn’t just tweet that they’re “standing by,” but they even made a logo out of it. Proud Boys are celebrating and saying this is “Trump’s America.” They’re standing by for violence because the president (sic) of the United States told them to. We may have reached our ugliest moment of the Trump presidency.

What Trump did last night wasn’t a dog whistle. It was a shout-out. He called for the racists to help him.

Mark Hamill tweeted the debate was “the worst thing I’ve ever seen, and I was in the Star Wars Holiday Special.” A lot of viewers blamed Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who moderated, but I don’t. It was hard to reign in. It was out of control. Chris Wallace couldn’t have done a damn to control that.

A lot of people said the microphones should be turned off for each person when the other is talking. I don’t think that would work with a lunatic like Donald Trump. Chris Wallace didn’t need to turn off Trump’s mic. Chris Wallace needed a cattle prod.

A post-debate poll showed 60% of viewers believed Biden won with 28% giving it to Trump. That 28% are Nazis. Only an imbecilic white supremacist would think what Trump did was good. But Biden didn’t so much win as much as Donald Trump lost.

Biden had his moments, such as telling Trump to shut up, calling him a clown, and calling him a racist. But for the most part, he was thrown off. But who wouldn’t have been? Have you ever had a train of thought, and while trying to deliver it, someone is barking at you? If you stop to respond to the barking clown, you lose where you were. It’s not Biden’s fault. It’s the fault of the barking clown.

Donald Trump’s campaign said he didn’t prepare much, but that’s a lie. He knew his talking points and he knew them well. I was slightly impressed he contained so much vile. You could tell he spent hours preparing. But, he prepared with a person like Rudy Giuliani. His strategy was to throw Biden off…by barking at him. For some dumb reason, the Trump campaign thought this was a great idea.

Donald Trump didn’t look like a president. He didn’t look like he controlled the room. He didn’t look like he had control of himself.

Donald Trump came off as a barking racist clown. He didn’t come off like someone you wanted as president. Even the Trump sycophants on CNN like Rick Santorum admitted it was bad.

There was immediate talk this was the last debate and there are expectations the next two will be canceled (with the Pence/Harris debate remaining). Some say Biden should refuse to be on a stage with the orange madman but I expect the Trump Campaign to cancel.

My concern was that Biden would hurt his lead in the debate. All Biden had to do was not do any damage. He didn’t do much which means he won. This 90 minutes of free air time only hurt Donald Trump…who was already hurting. Why would his campaign want to inflict more damage unto itself? Does the Trump Campaign believe they can control Trump to act like a human being at the next debate…or do they think the racist barking is good?

The best representative of the Trump campaign is also their worst.

I’m hoping there are no more debates between Trump and Biden. What we saw last night wasn’t good for anyone and it was an embarrassment for our nation. I’ve already received apologies from foreign friends this morning. I’m getting a lot of, “I’m so sorry for your country.” I heard from a person from Venezuela, “Hey…that happened to us too.”

Hopefully, what last night’s mockery of a debate did to help the nation is show we can’t have four more years of this. Hopefully, last night’s embarrassment rids us of the racist barking orange lunatic.

Last night also reminded us, it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

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Debate Drug Test


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And I thought it was weird when he only wanted Russian hookers’ pee.

Ya know, it’s really kinda hard for Donald Trump to put the entire Russian hooker pee-pee tape thing to rest when he’s asking for Joe Biden’s pee. Does Donald Trump want to film Joe peeing? Does he want to take Joe’s pee home for later usage? What will he use that pee for? If Trump is going to take a drug test before the debate, will he be using his own pee or that of a Russian hooker? And…does Adderall show up on a drug test?

Finally, if you pay a Russian hooker to pee in a cup, can you deduct it in your taxes?

But seriously, Donald Trump needs to make the head of his corporation take a drug test, not Joe Biden. Have you heard Donald Trump Jr speak lately?

Donald Trump is doing three things with his call for Joe Biden to take a drug test. He’s gaslighting about who Joe Biden is, he’s distracting from genuine topics, and he’s lowering the bar.

Donald Trump is lowering the bar for his debate performance like he is with his upcoming electoral defeat. After he’s defeated in November, he’ll blame fictional fraud. After Joe Biden kicks his ass tonight in the first debate, he’ll say it’s because Joe is on drugs.

What he’s trying to distract us from is his performance as president and his own faults. Donald Trump would rather talk about some fictional drug Joe Biden is on rather than the 202,000 people who have died from the coronavirus. He’d rather talk about some fictional bullshit than his taxes. And each time he brings up drug tests, which Biden isn’t doing anything wrong by not taking, Biden should demand Donald Trump to release his taxes.

Joe Biden should demand that Donald Trump explain how his daughter is paid as a contracting consultant, for which he deducted taxes for, while she’s also an executive at that company. She was paid for consulting on projects she was managing.

Joe Biden should demand that Donald Trump explain the deductions he used to get a tax refund over $72 million.

Joe Biden should ask Donald Trump to explain how he’s a great businessman when he’s losing millions each year.

Joe Biden should demand Donald Trump to explain how bankrupted in an industry where customers willingly give you free money.

Joe Biden should demand Donald Trump to explain why he’s paying lower federal taxes than the illegal immigrants he’s hired.

Joe Biden should demand Donald Trump to explain why he’s paying more taxes to places like Turkey, the Philippines, Panama, and Indonesia than he’s paying to the United States.

Joe Biden should demand Donald Trump to reveal who he’s in debt to for over $300 million. That last one is really important.

Donald Trump is attempting to gaslight Biden the way he did with Hillary Clinton. During 2016, a majority of those polled believed Donald Trump was more honest than Hillary Clinton. There have been over 20 years of gaslighting about Hillary Clinton, that after over 22,000 lies, polls would probably still show Donald Trump to be more trustworthy than Clinton.

It’s kinda like the gaslighting that Republicans are better with the economy. Republicans always ruin the economy and Democrats always fix it. Right now, we’re at an eight percent unemployment rate and Donald Trump is still graded better with the economy than Joe Biden…who was a part of the administration that fixed the economy the last time a Republican fucked it up. Honestly, American voters are stupid.

Now, they’ve gaslighted that Joe Biden has mental problems. Trump has done this, Republicans have done this, and the Russians have done this. They have taken Joe Biden’s stutter and turned it into a mental problem. Now, they want to create a mythical drug thing with Joe Biden.

What Joe Biden should do each time Donald Trump brings up the drug tests bullshit….demand Sniffy to prove he’s not on Adderall. Also, I think it’d be great if he called Trump “Sniffy.”

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Gassy Trump


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

Will teargas be involved in removing Donald Trump from the White House?

I had lunch with a couple of friends yesterday and we used old expresssions like, “Darkest before the dawn” and always “quietest before the storm.” 2020 being one of the worst years on record is natural since it’s Donald Trump’s last year to “legally” be in the White House. And 2020 is going to get worse before it’s going to get better. And honestly, even if Trump is removed, I think 2021, cleaning up Donald Trump’s mess, is going to be even worse.

And Donald Trump doesn’t care. Look at his taxes and listen to his words. He doesn’t care about anything that’s not Donald Trump. He will burn this nation to the ground to save Donald Trump.

Donald Trump used the military to teargas a crowd for a photo-op. You think he’s above using violence to protect his own ass?

I don’t expect anything involving Donald Trump to be peaceful.

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Paid More Than Trump


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Raise your hand if you paid more in taxes than Donald Trump. Everybody?

The New York Times has published an investigation that finally gives us a clear look at Donald Trump’s taxes.

The weirdest thing about Donald Trump is that he’s president without disclosing his taxes or selling off his businesses. Basically, we have to trust the most dishonest grifting grifter that he’s not influenced by conflicts of interest. As it turns out, he is.

Donald Trump said he wouldn’t open up any new businesses overseas, but he’s still collecting money from foreign companies and governments. Lobbyists, diplomats, and others with special interests stay at his hotels and join his shitty golf resorts.

Donald Trump says he’s a great businessman…who loses money every year. Every year. He claims he’s worth $10 billion but looking at what the Times presents, he’s not even close.

The reveal doesn’t show any debt to Russia, but it shows massive massive on top of massive loans to…we don’t know.

His taxes shows a lot of deductions, like trips on his private plane, $75,000 haircuts, and payments to consultants. One of those consultants who received hundreds of thousands of dollars is…wait for it…Ivanka. Ivanka Trump was an employee of the Trump Organization yet she was paid as a contractor for consulting work for the Trump Organization. I mean…how does that work? What is her actual job at the Trump Organization? I guess it excludes consulting as she can contract that to the Trump Organization.

Looking at his taxes over the past 15 years, he usually doesn’t pay and when he has, the most has been $750. How much did you pay last year? Can you vote for Donald Trump knowing you paid more in taxes than he did? Donald Trump has bragged that not paying taxes makes him smart. What does that make you?

Other juicy details of the report is that Donald Trump pays more taxes in places like the Philippines and Turkey than he does in the United States. Think about this: When he brags about increasing money for our military, it’s not any of his money going towards that. It’s yours.

When he brags about donating his salary back to the government, that’s your money paying that salary, not his. When he signs a relief bill so you can pay your rent during the pandemic, and then puts his stupid name on the check, that’s your money…not his. Your taxes paid for that. His did not.

And right now, this fat cat who doesn’t pay any taxes but grifts off yours, doesn’t want to give you another stimulus and is trying to take away your healthcare.

And Donald Trump really is under audit. The issue is a $72 million refund he received from the government. You know who paid Donald Trump that refund? You did. Donald Trump played a shell game with his taxes, removed himself from his Atlantic City casinos, got a refund for it, but still has a stake in the new company which is paying him. That is where he may have broken the law (there are other parts where he may have also). Donald Trump is facing a fine that may be over $100 million. This billionaire probably doesn’t have it.

Also, those massive loans are coming due over the next few years. If he’s in White House at that time, what will he do to pay off those loans? Will banks foreclose on a president? That’s a huge conflict of interest.

People with huge debt can’t get a security clearance. Donald Trump could not get a security clearance if he wasn’t president. So, why should we trust him to be president?

When you read this story, the only three things (out of 500 businesses) that have made money for Trump are: Commercial space in Trump Tower, selling the rights to put his name on buildings he doesn’t own, and The Apprentice. And he doesn’t have one of those anymore (other than TV royalties). Everything else, from his golf resorts to his hotels, are all losing money. It’s probably why he wants to host summits and golf tournaments at them. It’s probably why he wants to ignore science to reopen the nation, as his businesses are losing millions. It’s why he charges the government every time he goes to one of his resorts, which is why he goes to his resorts every chance he gets.

Donald Trump has never been what he bills himself as. He’s not a genius. He’s not a great negotiator. He’s not a great dealmaker. He’s not honest. He’s not a playboy. He’s not a great businessman. And he’s not a billionaire.

The main selling point for Trump to the rubes is that he’s a billionaire and a great businessman. His supporters believe he’ll do for the nation, and for them, what he’s done for himself. But all Donald Trump has ever done has been to take care of himself. Even before he was president, he was riding on the backs of taxpayers to take care of himself. He was profiting off the American taxpayer for decades. Now, he’s in control of the government to support his businesses.

The rubes and hillbillies are going to have to believe this is all a lie. Rick Santorum was doing just that this morning on CNN. He’s a great businessman who loses billions and gets $75, 000 haircuts and pays consulting fees to his daughter who’s on his staff. Yeah…what a selling point.

Vladimir Putin is one of the richest men in the world and he’s never run a business. Saddam Hussein was one of the richest men in the world without ever running a business. What will dictator wannabe Trump do if he gets a second term? How much more will he grift off the American taxpayer? Will we receive bills for his $75,000 haircuts?

The haircuts also prove Donald Trump isn’t as smart as he claims. $75,000 for hair that looks like that? And we paid for that?

With Donald Trump, we’re not getting our money’s worth.

Donald Trump is claiming the Times story is “fake news.” His campaign, White House, and stupid kids are yelling for the Times to release the documents (which they say they can’t because it’ll reveal the sources who provided them). But there’s another way Donald Trump can clear this up.

He can release his taxes.

Now raise your hands if you’re OK with paying more taxes than Donald Trump. Nobody?

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Chasing Amy


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How tacky can Republicans be? Well, being a party that’s headed by the likes of Donald Trump, we may never know just how low they can go.

We know they lie. We know they keep moving the goal post. We know they don’t play with any fairness or principles. We know they’re hypocrites. But yesterday, they nominated Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court and Ruth Bader Ginsburg hasn’t even been buried yet.

Donald Trump read Barrett’s resume off the teleprompter yesterday, but do you believe he’s actually familiar with anything other than the oath she’s taken to Trump?

Donald Trump nominated who Mitch McConnell told him to nominate. But you know during their meetings, the man who can’t shut up about winning Michigan, talked about the upcoming election. He has openly told the press he wants another justice in place for the election. He’s said the only way he can lose is if there is massive fraud. So, when Donald Trump loses, and he will, he’s going to fight it all the way to the Supreme Court where if he has his way, Amy Coney Barrett will be waiting to affirm the loyalty oath she took to Trump.

I can’t believe Amy Coney Barrett wasn’t asked by Trump for her loyalty to him. I can’t believe, since she was nominated, that she didn’t pledge it.

While Donald Trump read off her resume, the only detail of his new nominee is that she’ll save his ass. He won’t stop talking about it. Donald Trump believes he will lose the election, but he doesn’t believe he’s leaving the White Houes.

Donald Trump can’t become a dictator all by himself. He needs the right people in place. He has the Senate, the Justice Department, and the State Department on board. What he doesn’t have is the Supreme Court. That pesky John Roberts keeps voting his conscience. But after having three justices, two of them being stolen, the court will be a Trump court. Basically, the Supreme Court will now have about as much credibility as a lousy TV reality show.

Donald Trump is a goon. In case you haven’t noticed by all the indictments, goons hangs out with other goons. And despite her impressive credentials, Amy Coney Barrett, just like Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, doesn’t mind being nominated by a racist grifter beholden to Russia who praises Nazis. Barrett doesn’t mind being nominated by an impeached president. she doesn’t mind being nominated by a guy who brags about grabbing pussy and spying on naked teenagers. By agreeing to replace RBG after saying a justice shouldn’t be replaced by one with different viewpoints, she’s showing she doesn’t really have principles. Yesterday, Amy Coney Barrett became a goon.

And in case you forgot, she’s already in one cult. Welcome to the other. Amy Coney Barrett, welcome to the cult of Trump.

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A Peaceful Transfer


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For the first time in this election cycle, I’m ready to make a prediction.

In 2016, I predicted Hillary Clinton would win the election. I take small comfort in that there were a lot of other people who made the same prediction and she did win the majority of voters. Where I was wrong was with the electoral college and who would take the White House. As people continue to scream about the polling in 2016, the polling was correct. The results of the election landed in the margin of error. That’s very small comfort as we watched Donald Trump destroy our nation over the past four years.

Now, I’m predicting Donald Trump will lose the popular and electoral college in 2020. But, I’m not predicting he won’t be in the White House in 2021. Donald Trump is going to do everything he can to remain in the White House. Even if he needs the military to surround it to protect him. At the very least, we won’t see him golfing at Mar-a-Lago for a while.

Before, I wasn’t going to commit to a prediction because I was so wrong in 2016. But I changed my mind. Why? I think Donald Trump is going to lose because Donald Trump thinks he’s going to lose. Mitch McConnell thinks he’s going to lose. William Barr thinks he’s going to lose. Russia thinks he’s going to lose. The entire Republican senate thinks he’s going to lose. Fox News thinks he’s going to lose.

Republicans are rushing to install a new Supreme Court Justice because they don’t think they’ll be around next year to do it. Donald Trump has openly stated he wants a new justice so she (it’s a she) can help keep him remain installed after the election. He plans to take whatever happens in the election to the Supreme Court. And since this next justice is already in a cult that believes women are subservient to men, then why won’t she believe she’s to be subservient to the man who put her on the court? Did Coney get the same question as Comey? Did Trump demand her loyalty for the job?

Donald Trump keeps telling us mail-in ballots can’t be trusted. William Barr thinks Donald Trump is going to lose because he keeps saying the same thing. He even had the Justice Department coordinate with the Trump Campaign over news that nine ballots were misplaced in Pennsylvania, and all nine ballots were for Trump. The thing here is, the ballots weren’t all for Trump in a county that Trump won in 2020, they were all military ballots, and there should not have been any announcement on who the ballots were marked for. That is propaganda.

By announcing all nine ballots were for Trump when they weren’t (but even if they were), is trying to give the impression there is fraud against Trump. Somebody getting confused and misplacing them isn’t fraud. There is no evidence of fraud…but the Justice Department is trying to put their thumb on the scale during an election…and it’s not even October yet.

Now, Donald Trump won’t commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses. Why? Because he knows he’s going to lose.

I’m a history buff. I was a history major in college and I can’t remember any president ever refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.

Mitch McConnell defended Trump by saying we’ve had peaceful transfers of power since George Washington was reelected. Apparently, Moscow Mitch sucks at history because there is no transfer of power after a president is reelected.

When George H.W. Bush lost to Bill Clinton, he rode in the car with Clinton to the inauguration. Jimmy Carter did it with Ronald Reagan, the man who defeated him. Gerald Bush did it with Carter. Donald Trump is refusing to even commit to that ride. He’s ready for civil war. He’s firing up the base to riot.

My proofreader Laura told me this cartoon is more reporting than a cartoon, other than the sippy cup (which she loved). She’s right.

Donald Trump said there would not be any need for a peaceful transfer because he’s not going anywhere. He said there wouldn’t be any problems if we get rid of the ballots. He didn’t say “mail-in ballots.” He said “ballots.” full stop.

Donald Trump has talked about delaying the election. If we don’t have an election, we won’t need a transfer of power. Basically, the only way Donald Trump is committed to a peaceful transfer is if there’s no transfer. On top of all this, Donald Trump is talking about a third team. Sheesh…wait until after you successfully steal the second term.

Donald Trump wants to be our first dictator. He wants to get rid of democracy. He has the Justice Department doing his bidding. He wants to control the courts and the senate. Moscow, Mitch and Putin, are helping him with this.

Even if you actually like what Donald Trump has done as president, you need to vote against him…unless of course, you actually want to live in a dictatorship. It doesn’t take a history degree to understand that a president trying to destroy an election is trying to build a dictatorship.

Defeating Donald Trump in the election, even by a small margin, should be enough. But it won’t be. We need to defeat Donald Trump by a large margin. We need a landslide. I don’t care if you don’t like Joe Biden. It’s not about him. It’s about us. It’s about getting rid of Trump.

Vote him out now because next time, we may not get a vote.

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Vote Him Out


cjones09282020

Often while wearing a face mask, I’ll smile at someone and then realize, they don’t know I’m smiling at them. I’m sure you’ve done that too. Usually for me, it’s while I’m at the post office and I kinda want to assure them they’re not pissing me off, then I realize, they can’t see the smile. I’ve literally told people, “you can’t see it but I’m smiling at you.”

Of course, if they can’t tell you’re smiling at them, then they also can’t tell if you’re frowning…or mouthing dirty words. I wonder if Donald Trump was mouthing expletives yesterday while being booed amidst chants of “vote him out.” From the photos, he looked very confused.

While pretending to show his respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court, Donald Trump was confronted with reality which is a rare exception for him. Usually, he’s surrounded by sycophants and cultists. If he’s not at a MAGAt rally full of his devoted racist cult followers, he’s in the White House with ass-kissers like Kayleigh McEnany, or elected Republicans who can’t even bring themselves to disagree with him on something as dangerous as a peaceful transfer of power. You know, treason.

It’s very rare for Donald Trump to be in an atmosphere where he can experience how people actually feel about him. Shortly after the election in 2016, crowds gathered outside Trump Tower to let him know how they felt. Trump Tower is in a voting precinct Donald Trump lost by 38 percent. Ouch. They don’t even like him in his home town.

Another time was at the United Nations where those assembled for his bullshit literally laughed at him. The White House defended that as, “they were laughing with him.” Yeah, what made them laugh was when he said he had accomplished more than any president before him. That is some stuff to chuckle to.

He was also booed at a Nationals baseball game, which isn’t surprising because that was in the capital, a very liberal city. He was booed at a UFC event. He was booed at his inauguration which is something special because that crowd traveled to boo him.

Donald Trump could also step outside the White House on any given day and see protests against him…you know, if he doesn’t have it cleared out with teargas first.

So, as Donald Trump emerged from the Supreme Court building yesterday, he was greeted by the crowd…people who showed up to genuinely show their respects to the late justice. Donald Trump was booed and received a chant of “vote him out.” Naturally, Donald Trump said, “I didn’t hear that.”

In an episode of The Simpsons, as a crowd boos Mr. Burns, his toady, Smithers, tells him they’re saying Boo-urns. Donald Trump is more ridiculous, and evil, than Mr. Burns.

Donald Trumps says the only way he’ll lose in November is if there’s fraud. The only way he’ll win is if there’s fraud. Why do you think Donald Trump wants to stop mail-in voting, at least in states not run by Republicans? Why do you think he’s on a fear-mongering campaign that mail-in voting is rife with fraud? Why do you think the Senate wants to go ahead and confirm a Supreme Court justice now? It’s because Donald Trump is going to lose the election.

Here’s the deal, kids. America doesn’t like Donald Trump. That’s shocking to Donald Trump who refers to himself as “your favorite president.” But, since we’re all not Nazis, he’s not our favorite president. Donald Trump has been rejected by the American public every time America has had an opportunity.

More Americans voted against him than for him in 2016. Accept if he loses in 2020? He still hasn’t accepted he lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016. He even created a fake commission that couldn’t even find enough bullshit to gaslight that he won the popular vote.

In 2018, America rejected Donald Trump by giving Congress to the Democratic Party (it’s “Democratic,” not “Democrat,” by the way).

While Mitch McConnell, Trump, and other fucknut Republicans are saying voting now for a Supreme Court justice is giving America what it wants because they heard its voice, the real voice says no. Polls show Americans want to wait until the next presidential term, no matter whose term it is. McConnell argues they returned the Senate to Republicans and even increased their seats in 2018. The fact is 12 million more Americans voted for Democratic Senate candidates than for Republican ones.

For Republicans, reality is a motherfucker.

The only way Donald Trump and Republicans can stay in power is if they cheat…and they’re going to cheat. Hopefully, enough Democratic and independent voters get out enough to overcome Republican cheating.

On November 3rd, America is going to reject Donald Trump. He’s going to be furious. I expect a scowl to remain on his face for the rest of his life. It’s there most of the time anyway. I also expect him to curse a lot…even more than usual. He may wanna wear that face mask permanently.

On November 3rd, America is going to reject its most hated president. On November 3rd, we’re going to vote him out.

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Wanton Endangerment


cjones09272020

Finally, after several months, a Kentucky grand jury leveled charges against Louisville police officer Brett Hankison in connection to the shooting of Breonna Taylor. Remember, cops busted into Taylor’s apartment, looking for someone who wasn’t there, and shot and killed her after her boyfriend shot at police. Hankison shot his gun ten times. The other two officers involved shot 22 times. Investigators say they can’t determine which officers killed Breonna (bullshit), who was struck six times. For this incident, Hankison was charged with three counts of “wanton endangerment.”

What does that mean? It means he’s NOT being charged for the death of Breonna Taylor, but for being careless. The three counts are for the three people in the apartment next door to Taylor’s which contained three people.

If there were over 32 shots from the three officers, and investigators can’t determine who shot Breonna six times, then why is only one of the cops being charged? I call bullshit on this entire thing.

According to the Kentucky statute, someone “is guilty of wanton endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person.” Uh, he didn’t just create “substantial danger” or “physical injury.” The cop…or cops in this case, KILLED a person. They killed an innocent person.

For this, the cop may serve up to five years in jail for each count. The minimum is one. So, if the cop gets the minimum charge at three years, then he’ll probably end up serving less than half that time. At least that’s the way I understand but I’ll accept a correction if there is one.

Wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, the lowest of four classes of felonies. It’s almost like three cops went into the wrong apartment, without knocking or serving a warrant, shot up the place, killed Taylor, and got off with a misdemeanor.

Legal experts like to say prosecutors can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. While grand juries are independent, the prosecutor chooses what evidence to present. What did they present to this grand jury? Yes, prosecutors can indict a ham sandwich, unless that ham sandwich shot a black person.

Kentucky’s Attorney General, Daniel Cameron said, “I certainly understand the pain that has been brought about by the tragic death of Breonna Taylor. I understand that as a Black man.” But he was involved in a typical white Republican decision. To the legal system, black lives don’t matter.

First, this shooting happened last March. It took over six months for charges? If a black man busted into someone’s apartment and killed a white women, do you really believe it would take a six-month investigation to bring charges? Do you really believe the most he’d get would be for damaging walls?

So let’s get some things straight. You can get killed by police for driving while black. You can get killed by police for walking while black. You can get killed by police for being a five-year-old with a toy gun while black. You can get killed by police for bouncing a check while black. You can get killed by police for passing a $20 counterfeit bill while black. You can get killed by police for standing in the wrong place at the wrong time while black. And now, you can get killed by police for sleeping while black.

Black lives matter. Even in Kentucky.

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