Sieg Heil Ohio


Question: If you believe it’s even slightly possible that someone could become America’s Hitler, then why would you want that person’s endorsement?

In 2016, JD Vance, the hedgefund author guy who wrote “Hillbilly Elegy,” texted his old college roommate telling him he thought Trump “might be America’s Hitler.” The lesser evil he envisioned was that Trump “might be a cynical asshole like Nixon,” which he wrote, “wouldn’t be that bad and might even prove useful.”

So for JD Vance, it was between the man responsible for the Holocaust and the corrupt racist antisemitic president who was forced by his own party to resign in disgrace from the presidency. JD Vance kinda got both. He got the racist antisemitic president whose own party should have forced him to resign and he got the fascist wannabe.

And whether we got Nixon or Hitler, JD Vance wanted that guy’s endorsement. He got it. The best way to get Trump’s endorsement is to kiss Trump’s ass. Since every GOP candidate was vying for Trump’s endorsement, JD Vance won the ass-kissing contest in addition to the nomination. You’re really good at ass-kissing if you can out ass-kiss the ass kissers.

JD Vance is like a lot of former Never Trumpers who attempt to whitewash their past criticisms of Trump. Marco Rubio insinuated that Donald Trump has a tiny penis. Ted Cruz called Trump a “sniveling coward” for insulting his wife and accusing his father of murder. Lindsey Graham refused to honor the pledge he took in 2016 to honor the eventual GOP nominee. All of them defended Donald Trump during BOTH impeachment trials after spending the entire Trump era attacking people for being Never Trumpers.

I know a conservative cartoonist who was a Never Trumper and posted daily his opposition to Trump’s campaign during the 2016 primaries. He was horrified that someone as vile as Trump could win his party’s nomination and vowed to never support Trump. He wrote in Ted Cruz during the general election, like that was less vile. Shortly after Trump’s regime began, this cartoonist’s posts stopped being critical of Trump and morphed into nice comments here and there until he became a full-blown Trump cultist attacking Never Trumpers. To him, being a Never Trumper was an unforgivable sin. He went back and deleted all of his anti-Trump posts as if they ever happened. Basically, he was erasing his own history which is the same thing JD Vance has done.

JD Vance tweeted a lot of bad things about Donald Trump and used words like “idiot,” “noxious” and “reprehensible” to describe him. Like the cartoonist I know, Vance has since deleted all those bad things about Trump.

So, what did Trump change about his principles for all these former Never Trumpers to become Trump cultists? Trump didn’t change anything. The former Never Trumpers either decided to abandon their principles, or the most likely thing is they realized they never actually had any.

Former Never Trumpers are cowards. They either change because they need something from Trump and his base, or they’re afraid of being on the outs with the cult.

JD Vance is now the Republican nominee for the Ohio senate race and the experts at the Institute for Politics at the University of Virginia has Ohio leaning his way. It’s possible Ohio is about to get a United States Senator who doesn’t have any principles.

If you accept the endorsement of a man you thought might become America’s Hitler, then you do not have any principles.

Music note: I don’t know what I listened to because I didn’t look. I told Siri to play something and she went for some Indian sitar music. That stuff’s in my playlist? Why? Anyway, it wasn’t too bad so I let it keep playing.

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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, Volume 134


Can you believe it’s been three weeks since I last blogged a collection of roughs? That doesn’t mean I haven’t been drawing them. This batch contains all the roughs from the prior week, two from the week before that, and one from last January. Wowsies. Let’s get going.

This was from two weeks ago when after a crazy Trump judge ruled the government can’t impose mask mandates for planes and trains, and you’re free now to get jam-picked into a tin can with heavy breathing sweaty nasty humans. Ew. Humans.

I roughed this one out last January and saved it for when SCOTUS eventually got around to banning abortion. See? I didn’t just know they were going to do that but cult justice Amy Coney Barrett would be in the majority killing wome’s rights.

This is from three weeks ago and became the cartoon for that week’s CNN Opinion newsletter.

This was sent to my editor with the Elon space cartoon. Yes, it was Easter week. I clicked the “background color” layer in Procreate for the first time to see what it would do. I didn’t like it.

This one didn’t start out as a rough. It started as the cartoon for that day but I changed my mind halfway through it. I almost came back just to finish the rough so you could see where I was going with this, but I got busy. The second panel was going to be based in Florida with a child telling on a teacher to DeSantis for supporting gay rights.

I actually like this one and planned to draw it. I wasn’t worried about offending my friends at CNN because they can handle it. What I didn’t want to do was add to all the right-wing gloating. The last thing I would have wanted would have been Tucker Carlson airing it on his show. Ugh.

This was drawn after the Supreme Court order against Puerto Ricans denying them rights other Americans have.

This was from two weeks ago and it took me a week to make an official cartoon of it.

This became an official cartoon.

This became a cartoon for the CNN Opinion newsletter. I think my readers liked it more than I did.

I took several shots at the travel face mask ruling and we didn’t use any of them. That’s OK because I didn’t like any of them.

I liked the concept of this one but I never got it to work out well.

This is a prediction I’m basing on the fact that it’s already happening on the ground. Watch the video of Ron DeSantis bullying students.

I think a no-MAGA section would be a fantastic idea. Some airlines, like the assholes at Frontier, would charge you extra for it.

Thanks for reading the sloppy roughs, kids. Which ones are your faves?

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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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Alito’s Permission


The decision about to be handed down by the Supreme Court allowing states to outright ban abortion is a sexist one made mostly by men. These men have made up their minds about what a woman can or can’t do with their bodies. They’re not legislating what men can or can’t do with their bodies. Four of the five justices in the majority on this are Catholics. While 23 percent of the nation identifies as Catholic, six out nine of the current Supreme Court justices practice Catholicism.

Conservatives will point out that one of the justices voting to ban abortion is a woman. Yes, Amy Coney Barrett is a woman and one of the Catholics on the bench. But, she’s not just a Catholic. She’s also a member of People of Praise, a network of ecumenical intentional communities. What the hell is an intentional community? Think of it like a commune where everyone works toward the same goals, but spread out across the nation…and fanatical. It’s a cult. Many members do live together and seek advice/permission from leadership on everything from their household budget to whom they should marry. Members agree to submit to the leadership of a spiritual director and affirm a 181-word “covenant” that they frequently recite together. “We will serve one another and the community as a whole in all needs: spiritual, material, financial,” it reads in part. One former member of the cult said “The social scene was extremely Republican, very much Rush Limbaugh.” Nice.

For a story about the “covenant,” The New York Times attempted to interview current members of the group who didn’t respond to requests for interviews or declined to speak, citing concerns about privacy. Isn’t it special that the cult Amy Coney Barrett is a member of is concerned about PRIVACY? No, wait. They’re only concerned about the cult’s privacy.

In People of Praise, women are encouraged to work and have careers, but also to be subservient to men in a Christian tradition. Women can not hold leadership positions in the cult except as “woman leaders,” which is a position that teaches other women about their roles in the cult. Until 2017, “woman leader” was called “handmaiden.” They changed it after a TV adaptation of “A Handmaid’s Tale” gave the term a negative impression kinda in the same way Proud Boys, Oathkeepers, and Republicans eschew the term “Nazi.”

In the directory for one of the cult’s divisions in South Bend, Indiana, Amy Coney Barrett is listed as a “handmaid.” Maybe they just don’t use the term “handmaid” in public.

People are comparing this abortion ban to “A Handmaid’s Tale.” Meanwhile, we literally have a Supreme Court justice who identifies as a handmaiden. I find it incredulous that Amy Coney Barrett will ever cast a vote that would get her kicked out of this cult she’s been a member of since birth. A religious cult has a vote on the Supreme Court.

A document from the group titled “Men and Women in the People of Praise” says in one part that being the head of the household does not give a husband a license to dominate, but a wife “should take her husband’s direction seriously.” A husband’s responsibilities include “correcting” his wife should she stray from the proper path.

Of course, one of the Catholics on the court is Samuel Alito, who is writing the majority opinion banning abortions, arguing the word “abortion” is not in the Constitution. Based on that logic, everything that’s not mentioned in the Constitution from cars to airplanes to movie theaters to birth control to gay marriage to pop rocks are unconstitutional. Alito is “correcting” the Constitution and ordering the women in this nation not to stray from the proper path.

I wonder if People of Praise are as opposed to pop rocks as much as they are against gay marriage. Yes, Amy Coney Barrett believes gay marriage is a sin. Are sins constitutional? In fact, children of same-sex marriages are not allowed into the cult’s private schools. Is that sort of discrimination constitutional?

My point here is, we’re in trouble. While this decision wasn’t voted on entirely by men, you gotta take into account that the one woman voting to destroy abortion rights for women is in a male-dominated fundamentalist religious cult.

Creative note: I sketched out nine cartoons on the abortion case Thursday. And, I actually like most of them. I showed them all to Laura, one of my copy editors, and she said I should do a series and draw each one. I don’t think so but you will eventually see each of them.

Music note: I was able to listen to the entire Blue Album from Weezer while coloring this cartoon, plus six more songs from the Green Album and Maladroit.

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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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Supreme Preggers


Conservatives roll their eyes when those of us who believe in a woman’s right to choose argue that there wouldn’t be any men opposing abortion if men could get pregnant. But, I truly believe this.

Do you honestly believe that white Christian males, the whiniest demographic in the history of whiny demographics, would be up for shooting an eight-pound baby out of their pee holes? We have nightmares about catheters and kidney stones.

I’ve heard before that if men could get pregnant that there would be abortions in ATM machines. Hell, I think they would be in vending machines and would come in assorted flavors. There would be a mint chocolate chip abortion if men could get pregnant.

You would be at a football game with your buddy when all of a sudden, he’d feel a kick and say, “I’ll be right back. I gotta go to the concession stand and get an abortion. Let me know if our team scores.” And you would just nod as a reply because it would happen so often.

Like comparing battle scars, men would compare how late into the pregnancy they got an abortion. Really? You got one in the 25th week? Ha! I got one in the 35th week.

And ya’ know what, if men could get pregnant, the word “abortion” would definitely be in the United States Constitution. It would be in there a LOT.

Sorry for the short blog but I have another deadline.

Music note: It was Prince.

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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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Chastity Susie


Republican Senator Susan Collins was the final vote needed to confirm accused sexual assaulter and crying angry beer lover Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court where he will sit for the rest of his life casting votes to destroy human rights.

At the time of Kavanaugh’s vote in 2018, the Republicans held a slight majority in the Senate. Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote. Republican Steve Daines was absent and didn’t vote. Republican Lisa Murkowski noted her opposition to Kavanaugh and voted “present” which is saying “I’m here but I’m not going to do a fucking thing about it.” Democrat Joe Manchin voted to confirm Kavanaugh. Susan Collins voted to confirm.

Leading up to the vote, Senator Collins, who is pro-choice, expressed concern that Kavanaugh would vote to eliminate a woman’s right to choose. Collins said his opinion about whether Roe v. Wade set a precedent would influence her decision about whether to back his nomination, so she met with him in her office to discuss the issue. She came out of that meeting saying she was satisfied with his answers about abortion rights and he assured her that the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling protecting a woman’s right to an abortion is “settled law.”

Then, Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined four other justices and voted to eliminate the precedent and settled law of Roe v. Wade and destroy a woman’s right to choose.

Now, is Senator Collins lying about what Kavanaugh told her, or did Kavanaugh lie to the Senator?

During a speech to the Senate, Collins said, “When I asked him would it be sufficient to overturn a long-established precedent if five current justices believed it was wrongly decided, he emphatically said ‘no.'” During his confirmation hearings, he said repeatedly that Roe had been upheld by Planned Parenthood v. Casey, describing it as “precedent on precedent.” So based upon the words that we all heard, I believe Kavanaugh went into Senator Susan Collin’s office, looked her in the eye, and lied his beer-swilling rapey balls off.

And it’s not just Kavanaugh. Justices Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas each said during their confirmation hearings that Roe v. Wade was “precedent.” They’re all liars and would have said anything to reach confirmation.

And, if Kavanaugh lied saying he’d never vote to eliminate women’s rights, then he probably lied about trying to rape Christine Blasey Ford. Brett Kavanaugh is a liar and we know this. But we knew this before he was confirmed, so why didn’t Senator Susan Collins also know this?

I mean, it’s not like we didn’t tell Susan Collins that a rapey right-wing beer-loving crying Trump nominee couldn’t be trusted. She didn’t listen to us. She listened to the liar and trusted him. She was bamboozled and because of that, abortion rights will be destroyed in at least 26 states.

I also question the voters of Maine who had an opportunity to dump Collins in 2020, but let her hang on to her job. Did Maine just set Collins up to be lied to again and confirm more lying religious zealots to the Supreme Court?

I don’t believe Collins is a stupid person like several of her Republican colleagues in the Senate, but I do think she’s naive. She’s too naive to be a United States Senator. Go home, Susan.

What we need now is another woman’s movement like we saw in 2018 when they came out and delivered the House to the Democratic Party. We need women now more than ever. Don’t be naive like Susan Collins and fall for all the lies Republicans are telling you. Don’t cast your vote based on the Critical Race Theory lies Virginia voters fell for in 2021. Don’t vote on the DeSantis lies that schools are teaching elementary students a gay curriculum. Vote on abortion. Vote angry, like you did against the Trump administration (sic) in 2018.

Women, vote on abortion like the right to choose depends on it…because it does. This isn’t hyperbole. And it doesn’t matter what Republican candidates tell you because we know they lie. What do they do? They lie. They lie. They lie. And then, they lie some more. If any one of them tells you they will not work to make abortion illegal nationally (because if they get control of Congress, they can do that), they’re lying.

The Supreme Court sent abortion to the states because the word “abortion” is not in the Constitution. Neither is the word “woman.” Now, Republicans can ban abortion nationally. This is what they’ve been trying to do for 48 years. Don’t think they won’t do it. This is why Mitch McConnell stole SCOTUS seats. This is why Mitch McConnell lowered the vote requirement from 60 to 50 for SCOTUS confirmations. This is why so many Republicans supported Donald Trump before they even became a cult. They would take any opportunity and under any condition to destroy abortion rights, including lying.

If Vladimir Putin had put a lying orange-stained chimpanzee with a weave and its head stuck permanently up its ass but would nominate abortion-killing zealot judges, Republicans would have said, “Heil monkey.” They will do anything to destroy women’s rights.

You need to vote in this year’s midterms. President Trump and Donald Trump are not on the ballot, but abortion is.

The word “abortion” may not be in the Constitution, but it’s on your ballot. Vote.

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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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Disinformation Board


In their criticism of the Department of Homeland Security’s newly-created Disinformation Governance Board, Republicans have one thing right. It’s a stupid name. Maybe the agency thought that “governance” would explain the anti-disinformation part, but they failed to take into account that Republicans don’t do well with the comprehension of things. And it’s not like they want to comprehend anything anyway when they have a new talking point or red meat to throw out to their rabid base.

So, what is this disinformation board stuff? I had the same question when I saw a conservative cartoon on it, and then another and another and another, etc, etc, which meant Fox News must be all over it. If you want to know what Fox News is talking about, just read the conservative political cartoons at GoComics. It’ll save you a lot of time and you’ll get a huge laugh out of it as conservative cartoons are hilarious, though that’s inadvertent.

The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified in multiple Congressional hearings last week where he mentioned the Disinformation Governance Board. Yeah, it’s a stupid name. Mayorkas said the board was created to combat misinformation from human smugglers and to counter Russian cyber and election misinformation.

Mayorkas said, “We have just established a mis- and disinformation governance board in the Department of Homeland Security to more effectively combat this threat, not only to election security but to our homeland security.”

Why, golly gee willikers, that sounds like a good idea. Who doesn’t want to fight coyotes smuggling humans in from the southern border and Russian attacks on our country? Republicans, that’s who.

Elon Musk said the creation of the board was “messed up.” Elon might as well be a Republican now because as the GOP became more racist, tried to overturn a Democratic election to install an Oompa-Loompa fascist dictator, defended Russia for attacking our nation’s elections, banned abortion by stealing Supreme Court seats, created new laws to stop black people from voting, and is now at war with a cartoon mouse, has found the Democratic Party too extreme.

Republicans also have issues with the board’s executive director, Nina Jankowicz, because she’s praised efforts to combat coronavirus misinformation on social media and expressed skepticism about the relevance of Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Republicans are also comparing this to the “Ministry of Truth” in George Orwell’s novel, “1984.”

Senator and white nationalist terrorist power-fister Josh Hawley said, “Rather than police our border, Homeland Security has decided to make policing Americans’ speech its top priority.”

Senator Rob Portman said, “I do not believe that the United States government should turn the tools that we have used to assist our allies counter foreign adversaries onto the American people. Our focus should be on bad actors like Russia and China, not our own citizens.”

But the board isn’t policing speech from citizens of this nation. Its focus is on foreign actors like Russian election meddlers and human smugglers from south of the border. Was the Mayorkas’ microphone not turned on during the hearings? Actually, Republicans didn’t ask a lot of questions about the board during those hearings choosing to instead express anger and gaslight it. And there’s the irony.

The Republicans are lying about a board created to combat lies. Republicans don’t get irony.

And just like the way Republicans were angrier with the FBI for going after suspected Russian spies than they were angry with the actual Russian spies, they’re more upset at a board created to combat lies than they are with the lies. Republicans are more upset with this board than they were with Pizzagate.

Republicans are way off base here and are claiming (another lie) that the board is going to have some sort of authority or ability to shut Americans up. Yeah, I wish. It’s more of that typical Republican doomsday shit where they tell their base, “They’re coming to getcha. Vote Republican.”

Mayorkas has explained, “The board does not have any operational authority or capability,” he said. “What it will do is gather together best practices in addressing the threat of disinformation from foreign state adversaries, from the cartels, and disseminate those best practices to the operators that have been executing in addressing this threat for years.”

Mayorkas said the board was part of an effort whose “goal is to bring the resources of the department together to address this threat,” specifically citing misinformation disseminated to Spanish speakers. 

As I said, Republicans weren’t listening. Jim Jordan asked the director if the board would look into “misinformation” spread by Dr. Anthony Fauci and…wait for it…Hunter Biden’s laptop. Seriously. You can’t talk about shit in Washington without a Republican bringing up Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Jordan is especially opposed to Jankowicz leading the board as she once tweeted that Hunter Biden’s laptop should be viewed as a “Trump campaign product” because of top Trump allies’ role in pushing it. Again, this Republican was missing the irony that during his questioning, he was a Trump ally pushing Hunter Biden’s laptop as a campaign product.

Jankowica tweeted last week, “one of the key reasons the Board was established, is to maintain the [DHS’s] commitment to protecting free speech, privacy, civil rights, & civil liberties.” So, pushing right-wing bullshit is NOT part of the board’s agenda?

Republicans don’t understand free speech. They don’t understand that no one owes them a platform to lie. They don’t understand that organizing a terrorist attack to topple our government isn’t free speech or protected in the Constitution. They don’t comprehend that accusing a political opponent of a crime, like raping children, isn’t freedom of speech and is actually libelous.

Republicans are the party of lies, conspiracy theories, and bullshit. They tell us that Russia didn’t attack our nation to help Donald Trump win an election, except Russia did exactly that. They tell us there are millions of incidents of voter fraud in the 2020 election, which is another lie. They’re changing voting laws based on the election fraud lie. They lie that public schools are teaching Critical Race Theory and are indoctrinating elementary students into becoming gay. It has become impossible for a Republican to talk about any issue without lying. Don’t believe me? Then why don’t you have a nice tall glass of bleach?

Let’s not even look at the lunatics in the party like Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, or Madison Cawthorn. Ignore Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Rand Paul for a minute. Let’s look at the leaders. Mitch McConnell lied about Supreme Court seats as he was stealing them. He’s currently lying about the filibuster because he’s going to destroy that after the GOP takes the Senate in order to ban abortion. Kevin McCarthy lies about telling Trump he’s responsible for the January 6 attack, despite there being tapes of him saying that. And speaking of Trump, he told over 30,000 while he was president (sic).

If there’s a new agency created to go after liars, then why are Republicans so afraid? Oh, yeah. Because they’re liars. Republicans are the enemies of truth.

Music Note: Today’s cartooning music was Better Than Ezra which might be some more disinformation because I don’t know if they’re actually better than someone named Ezra.

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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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Grin And Barrett


I already wrote one blog today on this subject and I’ll probably write another, but I don’t feel the need to do so now. Instead, I’ll talk about the creative process.

I sketched out the idea of this last January. It was picked over for something else I really liked which I can’t remember now, even though I liked this one more. I held onto this cartoon because I knew it would be more powerful when the Supreme Court eventually banned abortion. Ya’ see, I knew this shit was going to happen.

Knowing this was going to happen doesn’t make me a great political prognosticator. Anyone with eyes and who’s been paying attention for the past five years could see this coming. Hell, you could say you saw it coming when the Supreme Court forced Florida to stop its recount in 2000 and gave the presidency to George W. Bush. The process for this started long before that. Predicting this was going to happen is like predicting Mitch McConnell will reverse a previous position to steal a Supreme Court Seat. It’s like predicting Republicans will destroy the filibuster to ban abortion in every state if they regain the Senate. You don’t have to be a genius to know Republicans are lying troglodyte sacks of worm excrement.

I was talking to my colleague and fellow ink slinger Matt Davies shortly after drawing this, and we were discussing the roughs we draw, or in my case, the amount of roughs. I sent him a screenshot of the file of roughs on my iPad, and even though each image was a tiny thumbnail, Matt could still read them and pointed out this cartoon. He really liked it and told me that was the cartoon I should be drawing. I told him I agreed but was saving it and he saw the light in that.

Earlier today, my colleague Joe Heller sent me a private message on Facebook showing me the rough for his cartoon on the Supreme Court leak (it’s beautiful) and I showed him this carton while it was in progress. I really liked what he came up with and he liked mine too. That gave me additional confidence this is a good cartoon.

On my Surface Pro, I pulled up the rough sketch, transferred it to my Roughs Folder to add to the next blog of roughs, and started a brand new drawing on the iPad. Then I realized I really liked the rough and I should just draw on top of that and add more to it. The only problem was, I had to find it. Now, where did I put that cartoon?

There are over 50 folders in the Procreate app on my iPad that contain rough sketches. Each folder is a week’s collection of roughs. I had to figure out when I drew the rough. I had to go through folder after folder to find it, and start the search with a guess. Some folders only have two sketches while others have more than 20. It was a hunt but I found it. It was drawn last January which meant I only had to go through about 20 folders.

I’m sure this will not be the last cartoon I draw on this issue. That also is NOT a bold prediction.

Signed prints: The signed prints are just $40.00 each. Every cartoon on this site is available. You can pay through PayPal. If you don’t like PayPal, you can snail mail it to Clay Jones, P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402. I can mail the prints directly to you or if you’re purchasing as a gift, directly to the person you’re gifting.

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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Goodbye To Women’s Rights


The citizens of this nation are about to lose a constitutional right.

In a leaked initial draft obtained by Politico last night, Justice Samuel Alito wrote, “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.” This is a preliminary private vote that can change, but won’t. Chief Justice John Roberts, who is comfortable with extreme restrictions on a woman’s right to choose but not with banning it entirely, is voting with the minority to uphold abortion.

For Politico, Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward write, “The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right.”

Alito writes in the document labeled the “Opinion of the Court,” “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

The people’s elected representatives is kind of the thing, isn’t it?

Mitch McConnell denied President Obama his third Supreme Court nominee a confirmation vote and even refused hearings. In his place, we got Trump’s Neil Gorsuch who is voting to destroy women’s rights to make health decisions regarding their own bodies. McConnell justified this seat steal by claiming there shouldn’t be a confirmation during an election year and the people should get to have a say in the pick…which they already had by electing Obama three years previously and the four years before that.

Then, Justice Anthony Kennedy retired in a deal with Donald Trump that smells fishy to high hell. His replacement was the beer-loving crying Brett Kavanaugh, a man accused of sexual assault. A man who didn’t seem mentally or emotionally up to the task of being a Supreme Court justice. Now he’s assaulting women again. If you’re female and you feel something clenching your uterus, that’s Brett. Would Justice Kennedy have retired if Donald Trump wasn’t president (sic)?

Then, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died less than two months before the 2020 election, and remembering his argument that there shouldn’t be SCOTUS confirmations during an election, Mitch McConnell threw his former position out the window and rushed the confirmation of Trump goon Amy Coney Barrett through before the election. His argument this time was that the Senate was elected by the people, and since Republicans were the majority that this was what the people wanted. The people gave the Democrats the majority two months later. Mitch McConnell doesn’t care if the entire world can see him cheating and for the lying hypocrite he is. He truly doesn’t care as long as he gets what he wants.

Donald Trump didn’t win the popular vote. Hell, George W. Bush didn’t win the popular vote for his first term. The Supreme Court, with justices appointed by his daddy, made George W. Bush president. Despite the Senate being controlled by Republicans during the Trump administration (sic), the majority of this nation’s voters voted for Democratic Senate candidates. Add that to the fact Donald Trump would not be president if NOT for the meddling and interference of Vladimir Putin. This is a fact. So what we have here is a constitutional right being taken away by a court put in place by the white Christian minority voters of this nation. This is not what the people wanted. This is not the direction the people want this nation to go in.

The decision argues that “abortion” is not mentioned in the Constitution. Guess what else isn’t. Birth Control, mixed marriage, and gay marriage. So what right will this ultra-right court full of religious extremists destroy next?

This decision is not final. It’s a draft that’s in the editing stage…or maybe still in the writing stage. Some votes during this stage can change but I don’t see Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, Alito, Barrett, or Clarence Thomas changing their vote not to destroy Roe V. Wade. This will probably be final and official in July.

What this means is that about 20 yee-haw states will ban abortion entirely, even in the case of rape, incest, and danger to the life of the woman carrying the fetus. Eleven states have laws that will automatically ban abortion as soon as the decision comes down. More fucknut states will follow suit as fast as they can pass bills and get them on governors’ desks. Don’t be surprised if there are a few special legislative sessions called for the sole purpose of banning abortion. But, this ruling makes abortion a state issue and it will still be legal in states where people don’t drag their knuckles and use eating utensils.

Some of these yee-haw states have made it illegal to leave the state to get an abortion. The Supreme Court has not ruled on one state making something illegal in another state…or have they allowed that? In the past, southern states made it a crime to leave and marry another person in another state. Returning home brought the possibility of jail time. This is what we’re returning to.

As you may recall, Republicans are always arguing about state rights. Yeah, like with everything else they say, that’s bullshit because as soon as the GOP takes back Congress, they’re going to do all they can to ban abortion for the entire nation. They’ll probably kill the filibuster in the Senate to ban abortion.

And what about a state like Virginia which voted heavily for President Biden but then got stupid over racist dog-whistles and elected a Republican who promised he had no interest in enacting Texas-style abortion laws? Expect that to be bullshit too as Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has a Republican General Assembly, and as we’ve noted, all Republicans are liars. Virginia’s Republicans will ban abortion. And you thought you were just voting against Critical Race Theory being taught to your kids. Here’s the worst part: Critical Race Theory was NEVER being taught to your kids. You fell for that shit and now you’re losing a constitutional right.

What this means is that you need to vote. Vote. Vote. Vote, motherfuckers, vote. I don’t care what state the economy is in or what gaffe President Biden said today or if you’re hearing the word “woke” a lot. Vote Democrat. If you don’t, you’re letting the troglodytes take over this country without even fighting for it.

Welcome to backward America where dogmatic religious zealots create laws dictating how you live your life. We’re going to give the Taliban a run for their money.

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Rent Is Due For Biden


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

I was watching a story on CNN last Thursday about rent going up across the nation. It’s not just going up $20 here and $30 there per month. There are increases across the nation from 35 percent to 54 percent. People can’t cope with that, especially low-income people. They don’t have excess money for rent. I personally don’t believe our current inflation is forcing landlords to jack up rental prices to these extremes. Are property taxes going up? Are adjustable mortgages going up? From recent studies, no.

When asked about the possibility of a recession, President Joe Biden, who lives rent-free in the White House, said he’s not worried about it. He better start worrying about it because he was elected to worry about it.

I was talking to fellow cartoonist Michael De Adder last week during the Herblock Award festivities about our readers and how most of the time we are preaching to the choir. I told him that after Biden was elected, some readers came down on me for the way I caricatured him, finding it too harsh. I laughed with Michael over how they were OK with me basically drawing Donald Trump as a mango fascist Oompa-Loompa over the past six years, but give Joe Biden a high forehead with very little hair on it and they howl. Yes, you do that.

My other colleague and Russian stooge Ted Rall claims he’s the only liberal cartoonist who’s criticized President Biden, First off, he’s echoing Russia’s talking points on Biden and he’s a lying lunatic. I’ve seen plenty of liberal cartoonists, who are on President Biden’s side on most things, criticize him on other issues. It’s the MAGAt cartoonists who’d never criticize Trump but go after President Biden for saying crazy things and his low approval ratings. That’s called hypocrisy.

I am not a Democrat. I’m a liberal independent. Sure, I vote Democrat and will never ever vote for a Republican again, but I’m not a partisan while most of my audience is. I know each time I hit Biden that the cartoon will get very few shares and likes on social media. If anything, it confuses my readers which means I should do this more often.

And the thing is, most of my readers don’t love Biden. They’re defensive of him because he’s what they got right now. On the end of the spectrum, there’s a cult for Donald Trump. Joe Biden does not have a cult. I guarantee that more Democrats are willing to criticize Biden than there are Republicans criticizing Trump.

So, when my editor at CNN picked this, I knew it wouldn’t go over well with my audience on social media. It has only received 11 shares far on Facebook while getting more comments. My editor believed in the cartoon and that we need to go after both sides when called for. And you know, I almost didn’t send the rough to my editor.

My friend Mike Peterson disagreed with the cartoon today on The Daily Cartoonist, but I’m fine with his criticism and I think it was more than fair.

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Racist TV


Republicans are working overtime in several yee-haw states to make it illegal for public schools to teach that America is a racist country despite the fact nobody is teaching it, and despite the fact America IS a racist country.

Republicans refuse to believe this is a racist country and think even mentioning our racist past will put children through emotional trauma from white guilt. These fucknut fuckers also refuse to believe white privilege exists because they’re incapable of seeing it even while being the beneficiaries of it.

There’s an episode of 30 Rock where pretty people get better service, but they don’t realize they’re receiving better service than average-looking everyday schmoes like Tina Fey. It’s the same thing with white people and white privilege. They don’t see their privilege because they only see themselves. They aren’t paying attention to people who don’t look like them except when they turn on Fox News which is constantly screaming about the victimization of white people. THAT…they believe. White Christians believe they are the most persecuted demographic in the history of the world.

We are a racist country steeped in systemic racism lingering from our racist past. Our nation was founded on racism and still has a culture, business, and legal system that discriminates based on race. Republicans ask how can we be a racist nation while at the same time they’re making it harder for black people to vote and making it illegal to talk about racism. “How can we be a racist nation after electing a black president?”, they ask while also trying to delegitimize him by claiming he was born in Kenya.

There’s a lot of evidence we’re a racist nation from pay inequality to the number of African-Americans in prison that’s disparate to their population to police brutality to Colin Kaepernick being unable to get a job while white America’s defending a football coach for kneeling in prayer on the field to Hollywood hiring white actors to play Asians. But the biggest evidence we’re a racist country is that a racist like Donald Trump was elected president (sic) of the United States of America.

Sure, Trump didn’t win the popular vote as more people voted against him, and he lost in 2020, but there are enough Americans, 74 million of them, voting for Trump that make this a racist nation.

These people are so racist that they voted for a racist despite the fact he had zero experience, never gave details on how he was ever going to accomplish anything, and from all evidence, is a fucking moron. They’re so racist, they overlooked the fact they voted for a man who literally paints himself orange and wears a bleached skunk on his head. Personally, those are signs of dementia and alone should be disqualifying factors. Paint your face orange and wear a bleached skunk on your head then apply for a job at Taco Bell and see if they hire you. Republicans are afraid teaching racism will make white kids feel bad, but voting for that racist orange moron sure did make them feel good.

When Donald Trump said he could shoot a person on 5th Avenue and his followers would still vote for him, he was right. He could shoot a person on any avenue and his base would still vote for him because of his racism. He was the best they had.

Then again, maybe making Trump president (sic) isn’t the biggest sign we’re a racist nation. Perhaps the greatest indicator we’re racist is Tucker Carlson and the fact his show is the most popular in America.

Maybe racists have more time to watch TV than non-racists. Maybe racists have more time on their tiny racist hands than non-racists, who are probably too busy to watch TV because they’re out doing things like fighting racism.

Tucker is so racist, he claims he doesn’t know what racism or white nationalism is. He asks what they are incredulously and in the same manner I asked, “What is ball tanning?” Tucker’s inability to see racism probably stems from his privileged prep school upbringing. His white privilege is compounded with his trust-fund baby privilege.

A new study by The New York Times explains how Tucker Carlson “stoked white fear to conquer cable.” The New York Times wrote that Tucker Carlson “has constructed what may be the most racist show in the history of cable news.” They also include “perhaps, the most successful.” The times analyzed 1,150 shows in their study of Tucker’s racism.

Tucker declares himself an “enemy of prejudice” while telling his 92 percent white audience that they’re being replaced by nonwhite immigrants. When African migrants crossed our border into Texas, Tucker warned that the continent’s high birth rates meant the new arrivals might soon “overwhelm our country and change it completely and forever.” Tucker talked about African birthrates as if he was talking about rabbits….dirty dirty rabbits.

Tucker said, “We don’t judge them by group, and we don’t judge them on their race” a few weeks before claiming immigrants are making our nation dirtier. The Times writes that Tucker, “warns his viewers that they inhabit a civilization under siege — by violent Black Lives Matter protesters in American cities, by diseased migrants from south of the border, by refugees importing alien cultures, and by tech companies and cultural elites who will silence them, or label them racist, if they complain.”

I’m not eager to call everyone a racist who disagrees with me. But, I am not afraid to call a racist a racist. I use a lot more discretion than conservatives use accusing political opponents of being pedophiles…while they themselves support pedophiles.

But Tucker doesn’t consider himself a racist because Putin has never called him a racist, which he pointed out on his show. And by god, Putin is probably an expert on this since he’s identified Ukraine as a nation of Nazis, which is his reasoning for his invasion…which Tucker has supported. Hey, if a war criminal hasn’t called you a racist, then you must not be a racist. Right?

Fox News lawyers argued in a slander suit that Tucker’s show is just entertainment and “any reasonable viewer arrive(s) with an appropriate amount of skepticism about the statements he makes.” But Fox News viewers are not reasonable people.

Tucker’s show is racist and it caters to the white nationalists he claims don’t exist and whose attack on our nation’s capital is something that will barely register as a “footnote” in history. Carlson likes to use the term “legacy Americans,” a dog-whistle term he lifted directly from the Daily Stormer, a Nazi publication. Tucker pushed the story of white farmers in South Africa being murdered by black South Africans, which was first pushed in racist havens on the dark web, like Gab and 4chan.

Tucker is also the biggest champion of “the great replacement,” a racist belief that Democrats are deliberately importing “more obedient voters from the third world” to “replace” the current white electorate and keep themselves in power. Meanwhile, Republicans are making it harder for black AMERICANS to vote.

A Fox News spokesgoon said, “Tucker Carlson programming embraces diversity of thought and presents various points of view in an industry where contrarian thought and the search for truth are often ignored. Stories in ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ broadcasts and ‘Tucker Carlson Originals’ documentaries undergo a rigorous editorial process. We’re also proud of our ongoing original reporting at a time when most in the media amplify only one point of view.” He actually said this with a straight face.

A “rigorous” editorial process? How rigorous was the process with the Seth Rich story? “Embraces diversity of thought”? How often does Tucker have an opposing viewpoint on his show? And “most in the media amplify one point of view”? No wonder they don’t see white privilege. They don’t even see their own show.

Tucker’s show is racist because Tucker Carlson is a racist. And Fox News has made him immune from the few journalism ethics policies they have, and Tucker even boasts how he doesn’t answer to the channel’s chief executive. He only answers to Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News. Murdoch is happy with Tucker’s racism as it brings in at least three million viewers each night while CNN and MSNBC struggle to reach one million each.

Tucker invoked the “ruling class” in more than 800 shows and told his white nationalist audience the “ruling class” is importing immigrants from the “Third World” to replace them with more “obedient voters.” The “ruling class” is an antisemitic dog whistle that helped lead to the chants of “Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville. The “Great Replacement” theory was also cited by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter and the shooter who targeted Hispanic shoppers in El Paso. There have been no apologies or ownership of this from Fox News or Tucker.

The Times found that Tucker has amplified the idea of demographic replacement in more than 400 episodes. He’s also highlighted shifting gender roles and falling white birthrates in more than 200 episodes.

R. Derek Black, a former white nationalist who has disavowed the movement, said it It doesn’t really matter if Tucker believes any of this because he’s using the same rhetoric as white nationalists. Black said having the most popular cable news host “directly pulling” from their talking points “makes them feel like, ‘Wow, we must be right.’” But despite what the lawyers for Fox News said, I think Tucker does believe in the stuff he says. I believe Tucker Carlson is a white nationalist. Tucker Carlson is a racist. And, Carlson’s TV show is also the most popular show with white nationalists.

Former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke said in 2020 that Trump should choose Carlson as his running mate. Nick Fuentes, another white nationalist, cheered Carlson’s promotion of the “Great Replacement” theory. Andrew Anglin, the founder of The Daily Stormer, called Carlson “literally our greatest ally.” They used Carlson’s image and his “Great Replacement “theory to promote a White Lives Matter rally.

If you don’t think you’re a racist but all the racists agree with you, you’re doing something wrong. Also, if all the racists agree with you then you’re most likely a racist too. They’re not watching Tucker for his cooking segments, which if he did have, would probably only teach how to boil white rice.

Tucker along with other Fox goons gloated over the demise of CNN+, especially targeting their former colleague Chris Wallace. Fox News celebrates the demise of an outlet that told the truth while they can keep telling lies and racist conspiracy theories.

Tucker used the Times article on his show and called journalists at the newspaper “obedient little establishment defenders” and asked: “Why do they keep calling us racist? Well, to make us shut up, obviously.”

No, Tucker. They called you a racist because you’re a racist, and that’s why you have the number one program. The majority of America’s TV “news” viewing audience would rather be told racist lies and conspiracy theories than hear the truth because America is racist.

Music Note: I didn’t listen to any music while drawing today because this cartoon didn’t take long to draw, but the music I inserted into the 30-minute TikTok video of it being drawn will be stuck in my head all freaking day.

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