Author: clayjonz

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

Meet The Millers


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In another move to prove he and his sycophantic supporters are vile, disgusting, horrible, and just downright cruel human beings, Donald Trump is threatening to dump immigrants into sanctuary cities.

Cities that are considered “sanctuaries” for immigrants in this nation illegally are mostly Democratic. What these cities don’t do is extend their resources to the federal government in pursuing immigrants. It means an immigrant can report a crime without fearing his good samaritanship will get him deported. It makes sense.

After it was reported that this vile idea from Senior White House Goon Stephen Miller was being considered, the White House issued a statement saying it was proposed but quickly rejected. Reminding his staff that it’s not smart to put your name on any official statement because you’ll get cut off at the knees, Donald Trump tweeted that he was taking the idea seriously.

If you support this proposal then you’re as horrible and cruel as Donald Trump, who has staked his entire presidency on the border situation. He’s created a crisis where one didn’t exist. He promised a border wall and that Mexico would pay for it. Failing that, he shut down the government for funding and failed there too, caving to Nancy Pelosi. Trump has gotten so desperate for his vanity project that he’s placed a plaque with his name on it at a section of border fencing that was funded before his presidency.

Trump has made the claim that immigrants are animals, rapists, and murderers. If that’s the case, isn’t dumping them on cities placing Americans in danger? Is Trump hoping there’s a murder from an immigrant so he can divide the nation on this even further? Does he believe trucking in busloads of immigrants like unwanted cats that grew out of the cute kitten stage will sway the citizens in those cities to support his racist policies?

Undocumented immigrants commit fewer crimes than American citizens. Still, Trump has framed them as gangsters and terrorists coming into this nation to spread drugs, weapons and to murder God-fearing Christians. While he’s accused them of being animals, he’s treating them as such by making them political pawns and weapons. It’s also an attempt to stoke racial tensions and fears. The funny thing is, Republicans accused Obama of being the most divisive president in American history.

It was also reported that Trump told his former director of Border Patrol that he would pardon him if he was jailed for violating immigration laws on Trump’s orders. If this is true or Trump does dump immigrants in cities to punish his political enemies, then he should be impeached.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Donald Trump is a failed president because he failed at being a human being years ago.

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A Trumpian Hole


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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson argued last night that journalists should be up in arms and defensive of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange because he’s “one of them.” No. He’s not.

Don’t mistake what Assange did with what journalists do. Journalists will publish leaked information. They will publish from anonymous sources. Journalists publish news. What journalists do NOT do is aid in acquiring hacked information. Journalists do NOT coordinate with a political campaign on the timing of releasing hacked information or any information. Journalists do NOT attack one campaign in order to help another. A journalist does NOT become a front for the Russian government as it wages an assault on another nation’s election.

After holing up in Ecuador’s London embassy over the past seven years, originally claiming asylum from rape charges in his native Sweden which have since been dropped, and remaining to avoid being extradited to the United States, Assange was arrested on Thursday by London police. Now, Assange is facing the threat of being deported to the U.S. over charges that he hacked into the Pentagon’s computer in 2010. Interestingly enough, an attack that Donald Trump said at the time warranted the death penalty.

Ecuador got tired of Assange and evicted him from their embassy after he continued to use WikiLeaks to attack foreign governments, attempted to swap out security cameras, spread feces on the walls, refused to clean the bathroom, and failed to look after his own cat. No word if the kitty has been evicted too.

Assange actually sued Ecuador, while being their guest, last year over “violating his fundamental rights.” He was upset Ecuador demanded to approve of his visitors and wanted information on any wireless devices they’d bring, restricted his internet usage, told him to avoid speech or activities that could be considered political or could damage relations between Ecuador and other countries, and that cat thing. It’s really annoying when you criticize governments for expelling Russians over poisoning people in London and you won’t clean the litter box.

A reporter asked Trump yesterday if he “still loved WikiLeaks,” a statement he made on the campaign trail in 2016. Trump’s response was, “I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing.” I find that reaction similar to Austin Power’s claim of not being familiar with the Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger saying, “That sort of thing’s not my bag, baby” despite writing a book titled, Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger Pumps And Me (This sort of thing is my bag, baby).

Despite his protests, WikiLeaks is the sort of thing that’s Trump’s bag, baby.

Trump mentioned WikiLeaks more than 100 times during the last month in the 2016 campaign. Among his comments were, “This WikiLeaks stuff is unbelievable. Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks. Oh, we love WikiLeaks. Boy, they have really — WikiLeaks! They have revealed a lot.” Now, he’s about as familiar with WikiLeaks as he is with Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and Michael Cohen. If you could financially invest in cognitive dissonance, now would be the time.

It was Cohen who claimed that Donald Jr. informed his father of an upcoming release by WikiLeaks. In fact, the first dump of stolen emails from the Clinton campaign was on the same day the Access Hollywood tape was released of Trump bragging about assaulting women.

If Assange is extradited to the U.S., it puts more pressure on Roger Stone whose own charges stem from his coordination with Assange and WikiLeaks. Stone is angling for a presidential pardon and he may get it. Assange’s cooperation may not be credible as it’s been reported by Ecuador that he’s lost his mind. What may be more important is if Ecuador shares data they acquired on Assange during his stay, like a list of his visitors and who all he was in contact with. It will be interesting to see how Trump handles his prosecution if he is extradited to the U.S.

There are concerns how the Trump administration and his Justice Department will treat this as it applies toward journalism, which Trump has called “fake news” and has openly wished to destroy press freedom.  Assange is NOT being charged for publishing information but for the hacking he did to obtain it. But again, what Assange is doesn’t have anything to do with journalism.

Julian Assange is no more a member of the journalism community than is Tucker Carlson.

Creative notes: I wasn’t really eager to do a black hole cartoon. Almost every cartoonist in the nation has done one by now and most involve Trump (though nowadays, just about every cartoon is about Trump). But I liked the WikiLeaks aspect of this. I had three roughs drawn out from my work with CNN last night and I showed them to my friend, Karen. This idea got the largest reaction from her.

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Mount Nevermore


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Donald Trump is proud of the fact he doesn’t know much history and has never read a presidential biography. It wouldn’t matter if he had since he prefers to ignore facts and just make shit up. The president of the United States is proud to be ignorant which is even more of a fault when you’re also stupid.

Politico reports that during a visit to Mount Vernon (in case you’re a Republican and like Donald Trump, Mount Vernon was George Washington’s home) last April with French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump learned that our first president (in case you’re a Republican, that’s George Washington) was a major real-estate developer during his time. He wondered how rich he was, and according to three sources, why he didn’t name the compound after himself.

The sources reveal that Trump said, “If he was smart, he would’ve put his name on it. You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you.” The VIPs’ tour guide for the evening, Mount Vernon president and CEO Doug Bradburn, told Trump that Washington did, after all, succeed in getting the nation’s capital named after him. “Good point,” Trump said.

Bradburn reportedly told several people that the French president and his wife were more knowledgeable about the history of the property than Trump. Trump was critical of the size of the rooms and stairs, but was impressed by Washington’s bed saying it was “a good bed to die in.”

In that city named after Washington where Trump lives, is a monument named after Washington, which Trump can see from the White House. Also in Washington, DC is George Washington University. Maybe from all of his billions, or more accurately, millions, Trump noticed Washington’s face on the one dollar bill.

As for remembering Washington, there is a state named after him (in case you’re a Republican, that’s Washington state). There are 31 counties and 241 towns named after Washington. There are at least twelve universities named after Washington. There are four forts named for Washington. The private residence of Queen Liliʻuokalani of Hawaiʻi is named after Washington. There are four geological features (mountains and lakes)  featuring the name “Washington.” There are nine parks and five neighborhoods named after Washington. It would be extremely difficult to count how many bridges, streets, parkways, highways, and circles are named “Washington.” There are monuments across the country to Washington. He is one of the four presidents on Mount Rushmore, where Trump’s likeness will NEVER be.

There are statues of Washington, not just in the United States, but in other countries including Peru, France, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Thailand, Hungary, Argentina, and even the United Kingdom, who Washington led a revolution against.

I think it’s safe to say that we remember George Washington.

There are two differences between the stuff named after Trump and Washington. Most things named after Trump, from wine to steaks to magazines to airlines to casinos, etc, don’t exist anymore. Trump’s first term isn’t over yet and already several properties have removed his name (it’s like the number 13…or herpes. You don’t want it). The things still named after Trump, like Trump Tower and Donald Trump Jr., are abject failures. Most things named after George are still there.

The other difference is, most things named after Washington were chosen by other people. Washington didn’t put himself on the dollar bill or Mount Rushmore. Everything named after Trump was named by Trump. Trump has to name stuff after himself because no one else is going to do it. Another difference between the two men is that people debate if Washington was our very best president, but there won’t be any debate about who is our worst.

In the future, you won’t be able to find anything named after Trump, just like nobody names anything after Hitler.

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Dirty Jobs


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This is a bonus cartoon. That means you’re not going to get a real blog but you’ll still get a new cartoon Thursday morning. And, if you think this cartoon is disgusting…that’s because it is.

What do porn theater mop boy and Trump cabinet position have in common? Mike Rowe never did a show on either.

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Putin Summary


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I’m a cartoonist which means I don’t do math well, but I do know two plus two equals four. Here’s another equation that’s not difficult to decipher: When Donald Trump goes from “release the Mueller Report” to “don’t release it,” and his toady Attorney General William Barr won’t confirm if the White House has seen it yet, that means Trump has seen it. At the very least, someone has read the parts to him that aren’t flattering.

The Trump team is celebrating that the Mueller Report, according to Barr’s four-page memo, clears Trump of committing crimes when it comes to collusion with Russia. What they’re overlooking are the parts where Trump and his campaign was sleazy, corrupt, unethical, and disloyal to their nation. But, yay. No collusion.

Barr is still holding back from giving the report to Congress two weeks after it was turned in to the Justice Department by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Keep in mind, the Starr Report was handed over in two days. Barr is now “promising” to give it to Congress next week with heaps of redactions. If you get off on looking at sentences full of black boxes, this report is for you.

Donald Trump has falsely claimed the report exonerates him, which means his lying, stupid, simplistic, idiotic, kook-aid drinking, cultish, sycophantic followers are claiming he’s exonerated. Even Barr’s memo states the report does not totally exonerate him.

Trump doesn’t just deny his campaign colluded with Russia. He has denied many times in the past that Russia even meddled in the campaign, despite the fact every American intelligence agency had made that determination and his own campaign manager, son, and son-in-law were dancing with Russians in Trump Tower. Another person who loves to continue the lie is Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Tuesday, at the International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg, Putin said the investigation was “complete nonsense” that had been invented by President Trump’s political enemies for “an internal audience.”

Putin also said, “It was clear for us from the start that it would end like this. A mountain gave birth to a mouse.” If Putin is correct and actually knows what he’s talking about regarding the report, that means he’s seen it too. I don’t know if unplanned Russian mountain sex produces rodents, but if anything, the entire situation is full of rats.

Neither Putin or Trump gets the irony of shouting “no collusion” while also echoing each other with the term “witch hunt,” which Putin used Tuesday while attacking the investigation.

While Barr is doing Trump’s bidding, he’s also doing Putin’s. While testifying to Congress on Tuesday, the same day Putin was talking about Mueller and polar bears (he was), Barr said, “The Office of the Inspector General has a pending investigation of the FISA process in the Russia investigation.” Yes. Trump’s handpicked Attorney General is investigating the investigation. He’s following in the footsteps of Congressional Trump poodles Lindsey Graham, Jim Jordan, and Devin Nunes and politicizing the Justice Department to go after…wait for it…Trump’s enemies. This is something Trump has been screaming for since he came into office…and promised to do as a candidate.

Our government is now going after people for investigating suspected Russian spies. The Trump administration and the Republican Party are more interested in defending and protecting Russian spies than our Democratic process. Protecting Vladimir Putin is more important than protecting Americans.

I have a spoiler for you about this investigation into malfeasance in the FISA requests and the investigation into Trump. They’re not going to find any criminal conduct. Even the Nunes Memo stated that investigators did not break the law in acquiring FISA warrants (EXONERATED!). But, the lesson here is if law enforcement agents do their jobs of protecting our nation against a corrupt president, then they will be punished for it. We’ve already seen numerous people fired for investigating Trump.

The Mueller Report says Trump didn’t break the law with collusion with Russia. It didn’t say Trump was clear on obstruction. Then, Robert Mueller turned the report in to Trump’s man who’s working with him to obstruct justice.

Vladimir Putin, who helped steal an American election and install the world’s biggest Cheeto shitgibbon dumbass into the presidency, is laughing his Vodka drinking, critic killing, Russian off ass.

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Nice Girls Finish Last


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According to Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, one reason Kirstjen Nielsen hung in so long as the head of the Department of Homeland Security is that “she was aware how awful life would/will be for her on the outside,” given her role in defending Donald Trump’s policies. That should be the case for anyone who has served, currently serving, or going to serve in the Trump White House. All these people should be treated like the guy who directed Billy Squier’s “Rock Me Tonight” video. Who the hell wants to work with that guy?

Nielsen did not create Trump’s policy of separating migrant families, but she should be known forever as the person who carried it out. She separated families, put babies in cages, and lied to Congress that the policy didn’t exist. She should get the Aldo Raine treatment so she can be “ingloriously” identified with it for the rest of her life. Now, the inept Trump administration says it can take up to two years to identify thousands of separated migrant children.

After John Kelly left his post as Chief of Staff, Nielsen was left without any allies in the White House. She was expected to be even tougher on the border, even if laws were violated. Apparently, that’s where she stood her ground and her enemies used it against her, from son-in-law Jared Kushner, Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, National Security Adviser John Bolton to White House Adviser Stephen Miller. The person who was least happy with Nielsen was Trump himself, who really loves the child separation policy.

As legal experts challenge Trump’s authority to bypass a senior Homeland Security official in order to install a hand-picked acting head of the Cabinet agency that oversees immigration enforcement, it’s obvious the real director is Stephen Miller.

Miller has been guiding Trump’s hand with immigration and it’s being reported he’s seeking a purge of DHS, as the head of the Secret Service was also let go Monday. He’s most likely the biggest cheerleader of the U.S. ending all aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, or as Fox News described them, “Three Mexican countries.”

Miller may also be behind Trump telling Border agents not to let anyone into the country to press for asylum, thus forcing them to enter the country illegally where they can arrest and detain them. Yesterday, a court ordered a halt to Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy, which forces certain non-Mexican asylum seekers to wait in Mexico during their court proceedings.

Trump and Baby Goebbels Miller are trying to create a situation for immigrants that’s worse in America than if they stayed home. While they are creating horrible conditions and hurdles for them, they can’t make it more discouraging than their homeland unless they start killing them. Let’s not give Baby Goebbels any ideas.

Ron Vitiello’s nomination to permanently lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement was pulled after Trump remarked that “we want to go in a tougher direction.” Nielsen wasn’t tough enough for Trump even as she carried out his policy of separating families and throwing babies in Jail. All signs, such as Trump saying “America is full,” are showing a return to that policy and even tougher measures.

Trump and Miller seek to make the United States a horrible place where nobody would dream of immigrating to. It’s becoming a place where many people dream of leaving.

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Sell Crazy Someplace Else


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In 1939, the SS St. Louis, a German ocean liner carrying around 900 Jews was turned away by the United States because they didn’t have the proper paperwork. They were forced to return to Europe where half the passengers were murdered during the Holocaust. You could say that America was arguing it was full.

Last weekend, Donald Trump stood before the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas and continued his war against immigration and amnesty. He told the Jewish Republicans, “Our country is full, can’t come. I’m sorry.”

Trump made the argument during his visit to the border on Friday, then repeated it Saturday, and then again on Sunday. Somehow, Stephen Miller must have gotten the terminology stuck in his head. The comments were celebrated by the white nationalist movement in Germany. They argued that their country is full too.

In 1939, Germans who believed their country was “full” followed Adolph Hitler. Today, racist Germans believing their country is full follow Donald Trump. “Our country is full” is fascist talk.

John Connelly, a historian of modern Europe at the University of California at Berkeley, said in an interview with The Washington Post, “The echoes do indeed remind one of the Nazi period, unfortunately. The exact phrasing may be different, but the spirit is very similar. The concern about an ethnic, national people not having proper space — this is something you could definitely describe as parallel to the 1930s.” Leave it to Donald Trump to go before a Jewish group and talk like a Nazi.

And, yeah. I know we’re not supposed to compare today’s Republicans to Nazis because the Nazis were truly horrible and terrible people who did atrocious things. But, it’s really hard not to compare Republicans to Nazis when they talk like Nazis.

Trump has argued in the past that he wants legal immigration and to bring in the most talented. The argument he made last weekend goes against that. Though, when he argues for legal immigration and bringing in the most talented, he’s talking about white people. When he argues “America is full,” he’s talking about brown people. You know, people from “shithole countries.”

America is not just the United States. America extends from Canada to Chile and Argentina (look it up, Republicans). America is not full and neither is the United States. When people are in trouble, our nation should help them when it can…and right now, we can. We shouldn’t demonize them, rip their families apart, throw their babies in jail and lose track of them, all because it feeds a xenophobic base.

According to inside sources, Trump is becoming “unhinged” over immigration. Yesterday, Trump fired Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after Stephen Miller made the case to can her. Those same sources claim Miller is gunning for the heads of additional DHS officials. Trump and Miller won’t be satisfied until everyone at DHS is goosestepping.

By the way, if there’s a plaque with Donald Trump’s name on it on a newly constructed section of the border wall that was appropriated BEFORE he came into office…then his proposed wall is nothing more than a vanity project. Why does his name have to be on it? What’s next? Putting a plaque bearing his name on the Hoover Dam?

In the film, As Good as it Gets, Jack Nicholson (he was being a jerk) told a woman, “Go sell crazy someplace else. We’re all stocked up here.” The Trump base is full of nuts, crazies, paranoids, racist, deplorables, and the very worst of America…all of the Americas. They are full up but if you wanna sell crazy there, they’re still buying.

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