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Right after Kyle Rittenhouse escaped from going to prison for the rest of his life after killing two people on the pretense of defending himself from a situation he created, he claimed he wanted anonymity. And then he called Tucker.

Kyle has been offered internships by the vilest in Congress, Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz, and Marjorie Taylor Green. What an impressive resume that would make for Kyle. But Kyle has rejected them and said he doesn’t want anything to do with politics. And then he went on Tucker.

In fact, Kyle did Tucker’s show and another with NewsNation’s Ashleigh Banfield. During his trial, Tucker Carlson had a film crew embedded with Kyle’s legal team so he could make a documentary on Kyle for Fox News. Kyle told Banfield he wasn’t paid by Fox News for his participation in the documentary, but looking at Kyle’s history with the truth, this needs to be authenticated.

While Kyle was stalking the streets of Kenosha after curfew with an assault rifle, he was lying to people. He lied about his age and he lied about his medical credentials. Kyle lies about a lot of shit. Also, Tucker said he didn’t pay Kyle so yeah…we need definitely to check that shit out, because Tucker has an awful history with the truth as well.

Kyle says he wants to disappear, but people who want to disappear don’t go on Tucker’s show minutes after a not-guilty verdict for shooting three people and murdering two. Kyle couldn’t even wait to get home to go on Tucker. He did the interview from the car taking him home. Then, he went on Tucker again. I’m sure we’ll see him on Tucker in the future.

Kyle says he wants to grow a beard and disappear. With a beard, Kyle can finally be a real man, like he was playing to be by stalking the streets of Kenosha after curfew with an assault rifle pretending he was a soldier. I’m sure after he’s a real boy and is capable of growing a beard, he’ll go on Tucker to show it off. I’m sure a beard will do for Kyle just like a beard did for Ted Cruz.

Kyle believes President Joe Biden defamed his character during the presidential campaign by aligning him with white supremacists. Kyle told Tucker, “It’s actual malice, defaming my character, for him to say something like that.” But, Kyle…he didn’t say anything about you. Also, you can’t complain about people claiming you’re aligned with white nationalists when you’re in bars drinking with white nationalists and flashing the white-power symbol. Rittenhouse wants Biden to take responsibility while he refuses to take any. He blames his association with the Proud Boys on his former lawyers, forgetting the fact he can say no. Did Kyle’s former lawyers also trick him to drink underage in a Proud Boy bar?

He also claims he wasn’t aware the OK sign was for white power. It’s not when non-racist use it…which is mostly never now. But when you’re in a bar with white nationalists, it’s a white power sign, you little stupid fuck. And in case you haven’t noticed, white nationalists are always flashing the OK sign.

Kyle also told Tucker, “I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement, I support peacefully demonstrating. This case has nothing to do with race. It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defense.”

Now, that’s a bunch of bullshit. This has nothing to do with race but with self-defense? So, you crossed state lines to defend yourself? Bullshit.

Kyle supports Black Lives Matter? Then why wasn’t he marching with them instead of shooting at them? Screw you, Kyle. You can’t claim to be non-racist after flashing the white-power sign in a Proud Boy group photo. You can’t claim you support Black Lives Matter while on Tucker Carlson’s show. You can’t say you support Black Lives Matter then fly down to Mar-a-Lago for a photo-op with the chunkiest orange racist there’s ever been.

Donald Trump said that Kyle called him because he’s a big fan of Trump. Talk about lying. Kyle didn’t call Trump. Trump’s people called Kyle. Trump, like Tucker and the three shitty amigos in Congress, are only using Kyle for their politics. And, Kyle…you don’t need to go running to kiss Trump’s ass when he calls. You’re not Kevin McCarthy. Also, you can’t support Black Lives Matter while being a Trump fan.

Another thing, Kyle…you can’t claim you’re not racist when you continue to pose for photos with known racists. Hell, Donald Trump gave the Proud Boys a shout-out on the debate stage. You don’t want to be associated with racists but you and your mom posed with the guy white nationalists had an insurrection for.

When Biden aligned Kyle with racists, he didn’t mention Kyle. He was condemning Trump for his refusal to denounce racists like Proud Boys. A video was included in Biden’s tweet attacking Trump, and there was a brief clip of Kyle hunting down anti-racism protesters.

Kyle is upset that President Biden included a brief clip of him with his condemnation of Trump’s support of racism…then Kyle poses in a photo with Trump. You can’t make this shit up.

Kyle, if you want people to stop believing you’re a racist, then stop hanging out with racists like Proud Boys, Donald Trump, and Tucker Carlson.

Kyle’s claims he’s not a white nationalist were made on the number-one show with white nationalists. White nationalists LOVE them some Tucker Carlson. Again, Republicans suck at catching irony.

While on the top-rated show with white nationalists, the white nationalists’ favoritest person in the entire world asked Kyle, “Did you know how dishonest media coverage of events could be?”

Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, the three racist congressional goons, Proud Boys, right-wing fanatical political cartoonists like Ben Garrison, Steve Kelley, and Gary McCoy (just a few examples, with none of them drawing about the Ahmaud Arbery case yet), don’t care about Kyle Rittenhouse. He’s just their prop to “own the libs.” He’s a part of their tribe.

The fact these racist tribalist fucknuts care so much about Kyle, for now, is proof this was never about self-defense.

You know, it was self-defense because one of the guys Kyle shot pulled his gun out…on Kyle who already a gun out.

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There goes the neighborhood…but in a good way


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Enjoy the cartoon. I’m taking the rest of Thanksgiving off. I’ll blog on this soon enough.

Have a happy Thanksgiving, readers.

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A Systemic High-Five


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I was talking to a colleague a couple weeks ago about racism. He said there is no such thing as white privilege. Of course, he’s a Republican who went to a prep school and a private Ivy League college.

I was talking to another friend this morning who asked if the sort of racism we’re seeing in the trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery will ever end. I referenced how blue Virginia just went red for the racist dog whistle of Critical Race Theory. So, it doesn’t look good that this will ever end in America.

The judge presiding over the trial for Kyle Rittenhouse has told the prosecution they can’t refer to the three men Rittenhouse shot, killing two of them, can not be referred to as “victims,” but the defense can call them “looters,” “rioters,” and “arsonists.” I’m surprised he didn’t include “rapists,” “dog kickers,” and “people who don’t use turn signals.”

Rittenhouse is the kid who traveled from Illinois to Kenosha, Wisconsin with an assault rifle under the guise of protecting businesses from “looters.” The police discouraged vigilantes from coming to their city to patrol the streets with high-caliber rifles, yet gave Rittenhouse support by giving him bottled water while he was skulking their streets. After he shot three people, and Rittenhouse threw his arms into the air while holding the assault rifle he had just used to shoot three people, killing two, the cops passed him by. The cops were all like, “Dopey dopey-doo, just another white kid with an assault rifle. Never mind they had just heard a bunch of shots and the crowd was screaming and pointing at the kid who had just killed people with an assault rifle. Kyle got to go home and sleep in his own bed that night.

How much do you want to bet that if it was a black guy walking the down with an assault rifle, the cops wouldn’t have just passed him by? You do not want to take that bet, because our justice system is racist. The Kenosha cops probably would have shot a black guy walking down the street with a Nerf gun. “Watch out! They’re nerfy!”

Down in Glynn County, Georgia, a judge allowed the selection of a jury that’s composed of five men and seven women. Only one of the jurors is black. The judge said he didn’t like it but it had to be allowed since the defense stated reasons for the selections other than race. Because the defense didn’t say they didn’t a person because that person is a “big fat N-word,” the selections were not based on race? But, one of the lawyers on the defense still complained about the selections, whining that there is NOT enough “Bubbas.” You know what a Bubba is. White guys who have boats that cost more than the trailers they live in, have buzz cuts, support a border wall, believe Covid is a hoax and vaccines kill, can’t decide if the greatest threat to America is illegal immigration or Critical Race Theory, believe AOC and Hillary Clinton are lesbian lovers, Joe Biden is a communist and controlled by China, voted for Donald Trump three times, and believe in The Big Lie. A Bubba may not see anything wrong with tiki-torch Nazis chanting, “Jews will not replace us.” A Bubba might want to attack Big Bird…wait…sorry. That’s Ted Cruz.

Keep in mind, this is a trial over three white men killing a black jogger with a shotgun. Of course, the defense in Georgia wants a jury composed of Bubbas. Out of these 11 white people, you only need one to vote against conviction. Hmmm, I wonder if they can find at least one white racist in Georgia to sit on this jury. What are the odds?

The defense wants a jury of Bubbas in a trial of three Bubbas who killed a black jogger. Of course, there can’t be a jury of people who look like Ahmaud Arbery.

There is nothing in the United States Constitution, which was written when slavery was legal, about the racial makeup of a jury. But, the Justice Department cares about how much black representation states put in congressional districts. So maybe the Justice Department can be concerned with equal justice in courts too.

The court summoned 1,000 citizens of Glynn County, where the population is about 27 percent black. Out of 1,000 people, they could only find one black person to be a fair juror? This is systemic racism.

The south has a horrible history with all-white juries in trials involving racism. In 1963 in Jackson, Mississippi, Byron De La Beckwith, a klansmen, shot and killed NAACP and civil rights leader Medgar Evers in the back as he was arriving home. Beckwith shot Evers from across the street. Evers’ wife and three children were home at the time.

Beckwith had two trials in 1964 for murder. Both juries were entirely white. Both trials ended in hung juries. During the second trial, the governor of Mississippi, Ross Barnett, interrupted the trial to shake Beckwith’s hand. There is still a large reservoir outside of Jackson named after Ross Barnett, who had also gone to Ole Miss to stop the first black student from enrolling into the university. Until fairly recently, the Confederate flag was a part of Mississippi’s state flag. Beckwith’s legal fees were paid by the Whites Citizens’ Council. For years after the trial, Beckwith would brag at Klan rallies, the predecessor to Trump rallies, about murdering Evers. In the 1980s, The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger discovered that the Mississippi State Sovereign Commission, a state-government agency funded by state taxes, which was created to protect Mississippi and its “sister states” from “encroachment” by the federal government and portray racial segregation in a positive light, had worked with Beckwith’s defense.

In fact, the state commission worked with Beckwith’s defense to spy and do research on potential jurors. They used taxpayer funds to help the defense find the most racist jurors. This commission was disbanded in 1977 and many in the state legislature argued that all the files of illegality, and showing who was spied on with what tactics, be burned. They were not burned but ordered sealed by the state for 50 years. The ACLU won a court fight for the records to be opened sooner. Based upon this agency’s support of Beckwith in his second trial, a new trial was held in 1994.

Fun fact: I was at the jury selection for this third trial and sat next to Beckwith’s wife who was very charming while telling me how the Kennedys were trying to frame her husband. The biggest death glare I ever got in my life was from Byron De La Beckwith. This was a man who shot someone in the back in his driveway, so I was a little intimidated. Byron De La Beckwith is probably the evilest person I’ve ever been in a room with. The Associated Press contacted me, wanting to know what Beckwith’s wife said to me. After I told them, they chose not to run with it as it sounded too absurd.

Beckwith was found guilty and ordered to serve the remainder of his life in prison. He died at the age of 80 in 2001. Byron De La Beckwith would have loved Donald Trump, who probably would have pardoned him.

My question today is: How far are we removed from states supporting racists? When you have a judge in South Carolina allowing a jury featuring only one back person, and the rest all white, I have to believe we’re not that far removed.

My question is: If three black men hunted down a white jogger and killed him, would white America be outraged if the jury for their murder trial was all black except for one white juror?

Correction: For some weird reason, I had a major boo-boo in this. I believe I should own my mistakes, even if only one person caught them. Today, that one person is my friend Sherry. While I researched to the point of knowing how many women and men were on the Arbery trial jury, I messed up the state despite knowing it. I had it as South Carolina instead of Georgia, which is the correct state in this subject. My bad.

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Biggest Crime In American History


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Donald Trump has been on a Tweetstorm of late, even more so than usual. Even more deranged than usual. On at least one day this week, he tweeted or retweeted over 100 times. I’m a political cartoonist self-isolating with nothing to do but watch TV, draw cartoons, and eat, and eat, and eat, and eat…and even I couldn’t find the time to tweet 100 times day, not that I’d want to. But the President (sic) of the United States of America, in the midst of a pandemic, has time to retweet Rose McGowan.

A big part of the current tweet pandemic from Trump is conspiracy theories. Donald Trump loves him some conspiracy theories. His foray into politics was the conspiracy theory that President Obama was born in Kenya. That never panned out for him, as in proving it, but it helped establish him to racist America that he’s their guy. He’s still their guy as a lot of these recent tweets accuse President Obama of committing the “biggest crime in American history.”

What is this “biggest crime in American history” that President Obama committed? Don’t know. But it has something to do with President Obama committing a coup against Trump’s presidency before Trump was president or some “deep state” shit like that. Trump is saying everyone in his administration who helped President Obama attack Trump deserves jail time.

President Obama expressed concern the past weekend over the Justice Department just dropping all charges against Trump goon Michael Flynn. He also described Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as “chaos.” This is what set Trump off.

In Trump world, a man who pleads guilty to lying to the FBI and had secret contacts with Russians in an attempt to undermine American foreign policy (that’s a coup attempt) should be let off. But conspiracy theories should send a man to jail.

So, what are the crimes President Obama committed? Shortly after taking office, Trump accused President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. You know that place, Trump Tower. It’s where Trump has a penthouse that looks like Goldmember decorated it after becoming a crack addict. It’s that place where Donald Trump gets his taco bowls on Cinco de Mayo. It’s where Donald Trump had his campaign headquarters. It’s where he jacked up the rent to the Secret Service who needed space there to protect Trump’s orange ass. It’s also that place where Donald Trump Jr. invited Russians into to provide dirt on their political opponent. But, as it turns out, President Obama NEVER wiretapped Trump Tower.

So, what are President Obama’s crimes?

First, President Obama is smarter than Donald Trump. President Obama is better looking. President Obama is cooler. President Obama is was a much better president than Donald Trump. And…people like President Obama a hell of a lot more than they will EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER………EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVER…like Donald Trump.

President Obama never created a crisis. President Obama never had personal scandals. President Obama never conducted tweetstorms. President Obama never accused his opponents of being criminals. President Obama never called people, especially those in law enforcement, “human scum.” President Obama never legitimized dictators. President Obama never kissed Vladimir Putin’s ass. President Obama never downplayed a pandemic. President Obama never lost over 33 million American jobs. President Obama never lost over 82,000 American lives.

Mitch McConnell, that failure of a Senate Majority Leader, cried during an online chat with Lara Trump (really?), over President Obama. McTurtle Moscow Mitch said, “Clearly the Obama administration did not leave to this administration any kind of game plan for something like this.” Except, that’s exactly what President Obama did.

President Obama didn’t just leave a “game plan.” President Obama’s Security Council left a 69-page “game plan” titled, the “Playbook for Early Response to High-Consequence Emerging Infectious Disease Threats and Biological Incidents.” In fact, President Obama warned of future pandemics during a speech. President Obama said a global pandemic could strike us in five years. When was this speech? FIVE years ago.

Let me repeat that: President Obama left a “game plan” book for future pandemics and predicted FIVE years ago that a pandemic could hit us in FIVE years. Also, Donald Trump has been president (sic) for the past three-plus years. Ugh. The only obstacle for the Trump administration with that “game plan” book is that it has words and pages and requires reading. Reportedly, there’s not one pop-up or photo of Donald Trump in that book to get Donald Trump’s attention. Thanks, Obama.

Donald Trump howls that President Obama didn’t leave him a vaccine for Covid-19, despite there not being a Covid-19 in existence at that time. President Obama also didn’t leave a game plan to prepare for Godzilla and Martians. Republicans also cry President Obama didn’t leave a stockpile of medical supplies, despite the fact they were the ones who voted against and prevented him from doing so.

It’s funny. When the GOP complains other people didn’t help them prepare for the pandemic, they’re admitting their response is a disaster. When they complain President Obama didn’t prepare for them, they ignore the unfortunate fact they’ve had the White House for the past three and a half years.

When they complain President Obama didn’t prepare them for a pandemic, they’re admitting Donald Trump isn’t qualified to handle a pandemic. By their argument, President Obama should have realized, years before 2016, that a nutless orange shitgibbon would become President (sic) of the United States of America, so we better prepare for that. President Obama failed in not preparing the government to handle a racist toddler in the White House. President Obama should have prepared because obviously, leaving the likes of Donald Trump and Republicans in charge is like leaving the dog to babysit. Except, the dog probably wouldn’t throw the baby in jail and give all the groceries to corporations. Also, the dog wouldn’t be nearly as racist as Donald Trump and Republicans.

President Obama did prepare for a pandemic. Donald Trump did not. When Donald Trump was in the casino business, Donald Trump failed to prepare for the disaster that is Donald Trump. Donald Trump’s daddy spent millions attempting to bail out Trump’s failing casinos and now Donald Trump is complaining President Obama didn’t bail him out on the pandemic. But, Donald Trump still put his name on those stimulus checks.

Currently, Donald Trump’s case of hiding his taxes from the American public is before the Supreme Court. We never had that problem with President Obama because he never hid his taxes.

It is not President Obama’s fault he’s better than Donald Trump. It’s not his fault he’s smarter, cooler, better looking, is more accomplished, more eloquent, and has more class than Donald Trump. It’s not President Obama’s fault Donald Trump and Republicans do not know how to govern. Who knew a racist reality TV show host who steals from charities and bankrupts casinos would be a disaster as president. Oh, yeah. President Obama knew because he predicted that too when he said Donald Trump is “uniquely unqualified” for the presidency. He also made a prediction personally to Donald Trump when he advised, “do NOT hire Michael Flynn.”

When asked by a reporter what crime President Obam committed that qualifies at the “biggest crime in American history,” Donald Trump said, “You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody.”

It sure is obvious. Just like Ahmaud Arbery’s crime was obvious to those two racist Georgia rednecks.

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Back To Normal


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In 2009, President Barack Obama expressed his opinion about an arrest in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Republicans howled that the President of the United States shouldn’t stick his nose into situations like this and should just let the legal system play it out. How dare he.

What happened in Cambridge was the arrest of a college professor trying to get into a house. It was his house. He also happens to be black.

Back when an American president spoke honestly and with clarity, President Obama said, “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home, and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.”

In 2012, after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by a wannabe Rambo for walking outside at night while being black and wearing a hoodie, President Obama said, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.” Guess who got upset over that comment? White Republicans.

But you know what Obama never did? He never called the arresting officers or prosecutors “scum.”

Donald Trump, who unfortunately is the President (sic) of the United States, called the FBI officers involved in the Michael Flynn case, “human scum.” He also accused them of treason for pressing charges against a guy who was violating the Logan Act and attempted to thwart American foreign policy with a hostile nation that had just attacked our election. Michael Flynn was secretly talking to the Russian ambassador during the transition period between presidents. He was manipulating U.S. foreign policy. Then, he lied about it.

Are conservatives screaming for Trump to stay out of the case? Are they upset he called law enforcement “human scum?” These questions are rhetorical.

Michael Flynn is guilty. Like I wrote before, don’t take my word that he’s guilty. Take his. He pleaded guilty twice.

Two white men can kill a black man in Georgia, and not be charged until a video of the incident goes viral. The current president (sic) doesn’t have any comment on that but he has plenty to about the injustice being leveled at one of his treasonous goons. He said so much that his other goon, the Attorney General, drops all charges against the first goon who, let me remind you again, pleaded guilty twice.

With this pandemic, everyone wants the nation to get back to normal. For the two different justice systems we have in this nation, one for whites and one for blacks…it’s already there. In fact, it never changed.

Yesterday, Donald Trump called someone to crow about the Justice Department dropping charges against Flynn. He told the person on the other end of the phone call, “I wouldn’t be surprised if you see a lot of things happen over the next number of weeks.”

Who was Donald Trump talking to? Vladimir Putin.

Welcome to the new normal.

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