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De Joy of Child Detainment


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There is a difference between Donald Trump throwing kids into cages and Joe Biden keeping them in “shelters.” Donald Trump had a policy of separating families. That may not be the Biden policy, but what is Biden’s excuse for the thousands of children being held in these “shelters?”

Friday, White House Spokesperson, Jen Psaki said about the places where children are being held, “I would describe it as a place where we keep kids — who are under the age of 18 and taking a treacherous journey into this country — safe.”

Florida Senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott both chastised the Biden administration since one of these shelters is in Miami-Dade County. Rubio said, “Now it’s the Democrats who are putting kids in cages.” Marco, being one the dumbest senators in the Senate didn’t realize he admitted Trump was putting kids in cages. Rick Scott, who never criticized the Trump administration’s family separation policy, said, “What a bunch of hypocrites these Democrats are.”

The facility in Homestead, Florida was closed by the Trump administration in 2019, but is now being reopened by the Biden administration. It’s also a for-profit facility. Someone is making a profit off child detainment during the Biden administration. A facility in Texas closed by the Trump administration will also be reopening soon.

These shelters are designed to be temporary, but the children usually end up staying longer than policy or the law allows. These facilities are often unsanitary and are major health risks.

Didn’t we vote against this?

The number of unaccompanied minors arriving in this nation has increased in recent weeks. After arriving, mostly from Central America, they are quarantined for ten days because of the coronavirus pandemic, then shuttled to shelters around the country. Border Patrol says they intercepted more than 2,000 last week alone. There are fears the record set in May 2019, when over 11,000 arrived, will be broken this month.

The goal is to send these children to relatives in this country, but many will be fostered after being detained for months. A lot of these children arrive with names, addresses, and phone numbers of relatives in the United States. Even though they have contact information and a place to go, they’re still held for months in these “temporary” shelters. And often during this time, the contact information is lost and the government can’t find the child’s relatives.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez said, “This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay — no matter the administration or party.”

The main problem here is that children are being kept in “temporary” shelters longer than legally allowed. Many of the shelters are tents. Remember when the racist Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio (before he was arrested himself, charged, then pardoned by Trump because it was a great way to appeal to racists), was keeping prisoners in tents that human rights organizations said were inhumane? If keeping prisoners in tents in the desert is inhumane, then maybe we shouldn’t do it to kids. Also, Border Patrol is NOT the agency that is supposed to be keeping these children for long periods of time.

Neha Desai, director of immigration at the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, California said, “Children must be swiftly transferred to state-licensed shelters for children, as required by law, and not detained for weeks in Border Patrol facilities that are fundamentally inappropriate and unsafe for children.”

Two things the Trump administration was good at losing: Migrant children and your mail. Joe Biden needs to fix both. As it is now, he’s still stuck with some Trump fuckery.

Louis DeJoy, the idiot Donald Trump had placed in charge of the Post Office, said he’s not leaving and Biden can’t fire him. Only the board can fire DeJoy, which is currently controlled by Trump appointees. Get this: During the Obama years, the Republican Senate refused to fill open seats on the board nominated by President Obama, then after Trump because president, they jammed all his appointees in. Now, Louis DeJoy, a fucknut Trump campaign donor who probably doesn’t know which side of a stamp to lick, is doing everything he can to demolish the United States Post Office.

President Joe Biden needs to do everything he can to demolish all remnants of the Trump legacy, including within the postal service and immigration.

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Murderer MBS


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One of my biggest problems with Donald Trump is that the leader of the free world is supposed to set an example for the rest of the world to follow and be a champion of freedom. That includes freedom of the press because even as a president may fight with journalist, he is still supposed to value the importance a free press brings to democracy. You can NOT have a free country without a free press. This is a fact.

Instead of championing freedom, Donald Trump attacked our democratic allies over the price of cheese, how much they contributed to NATO, questioned if we needed NATO, and insulted the leader of Denmark for not selling us Greenland. He sucked up to leaders who were strongmen and suppressors of freedom in Turkey, the Philippines, China, North Korea, and Russia. He took Russia’s president’s words over that of our intelligence agencies. He defended and pushed aside the murders committed by the regimes of Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad bin Salman.

When confronted with the fact that Putin has had journalists murdered, Trump said, “So what. Do you think we’re so nice?” We don’t throw journalists off buildings in our nation. When asked about his buddy Kim Jong Un’s murder of Otto Warmbier, an American college student, Trump said, “He feels really bad about it.”

After Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, living in the United States and under the protection of our country, was murdered in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, Donald Trump defended the murderers. Khashoggi was lured to the embassy and then killed with a hacksaw, in that they chopped his body up into multiple pieces.

Make no mistake about it. One reason Saudi Arabia did this to a journalist and an American resident is because they knew if caught, that the President of the United States (sic) wouldn’t do anything about it.

U.S. intelligence said it was “highly unlikely that Saudi officials would have carried out an operation of this nature without the Crown Prince’s authorization.” But Trump made suggestions that Khashoggi was aligned with terrorists, as if he had it coming. He questioned U.S intelligence and said, “It could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event — maybe he did and maybe he didn’t! That being said, we may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

That translates to: Our relationship is with Saudi Arabia, not with freedom and not with the truth. If Donald Trump could have chopped up journalists in our country, he would have.

President Joe Biden promised us we’d get the truth. He has delivered on that. When it comes to defending freedom in this manner, he has not. Yesterday, President Joe Biden became a disappointment.

I voted for Biden. And in doing so, I knew there would be issues where I would disagree with him. I knew there would be issues where I would have to draw a cartoon taking him to task, even if it upsets some of my readers…or all of them.

But, as I’ve said before, I am not like one of those MAGAt Trump-worshipping cartoonists. I am not in a cult to Joe Biden. I do not bow down before a golden statue of him like they’re literally doing at CPAC this weekend. I don’t worship Joe Biden and forget all the principles I used to claim I cared about. I am happy Joe Biden is president over Donald Trump, but I am not Joe Biden’s friend. I do not work for the Biden administration. Just because I champion many of the same issues you do, don’t make the mistake I am on your team.

My friend and fellow cartoonist Ted Rall made some bizarre post several weeks ago about how he’ll be the only liberal who will take Biden to task, which is just flat-out wrong. I can think of several cartoonists who will do that, and especially over something like this. Also Ted works for Sputnik, which is owned by Russia. Ted works for Vladimir Putin, so there’s that.

Like I said, I’m not like those MAGAt guys, where they will criticize a politician on an issue but ignore when their side does it. How many conservative cartoonists who ignored or defended Trump’s position with the murder of Khashoggi will now turn around and criticize Biden for it? All of them.

The Biden administration released the CIA report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. And it reported what we already knew. The killing was approved by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is the de-facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, a monarchy and dictatorship.

The conclusion was based, the report said, on the crown prince’s absolute control of decision-making, the involvement in the operation of a top adviser and seven members of his personal protective detail, and his “support for using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad.”

In an opinion piece, The Washington Post, where Khashoggi was a contributing columnist while living as U.S. resident, calls bin Salman a murderer and that Biden should not give him a “pass.”

The Post points out that while we do need stability in the region, in the oil market, and a strong deterrent to Iran, we can’t allow bin Salman to just skip away from responsibility.

While MBS will not have a direct link to the White House through secret backchannels and apps that delete conversations (thanks, Jared), or photo-op visits in the Oval Office, he’s still going to have contact with top American diplomats. Just a few days ago, he had a phone call with our new Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin.

While Biden has stopped sales of arms for Saudi’s war with Yemen, which Trump refused to cease even after Congress told him to, Biden will continue to sell other arms to the kingdom for “defense.”

There will be no freeze of bin Salman’s personal assets in the United States. There will be no travel ban against him. There will be no expelling, even temporary, of the Saudi ambassador. There will be no calls for a new successor to the king of Saudi Arabia, which I should remind you, is not a democracy. Any sanctions against the nation will be minimal.

While MBS has opened up some freedoms in the nation, has released high-profile prisoners to appease Biden along with ending the blockade of Qatar, an American ally, his regime has still brutally oppressed freedom in that nation. In Saudi Arabia, you can be imprisoned for life for being gay…or receive the death sentence. How many other nations do we sell missiles to that murder people for being gay?

Saudi Arabia has the same policies on the press and LGBT as Iran.

While MBS may not chop up journalists under the protection of the United States in the immediate future, Biden’s actions doesn’t pressure them to stop murdering other journalists.

An American president should not only defend freedom in the United States. He should defend freedom worldwide. He should demand that Saudi Arabia cease all punishment of journalists. Last year, 50 journalists died throughout the world. Even our ally, Turkey, throws journalists in prison.

We have improved from having a president (sic) who called journalists the “enemy of the American people” and demanded we get rid of laws that protect a free press…you know, like the Constitution. But, just being better than Donald Trump isn’t good enough. We should demand better because we deserve better. Joe Biden was the answer to getting rid of Donald Trump. Now that we have done that, can we all move on?

When I criticized Andrew Cuomo, I did not put myself in that position. Andrew Cuomo put me there. In this case, Joe Biden has placed me in this position to go after his administration on this failed, anti-democratic, and anti-free press policy.

Trump’s position was, “Our relationship is with Saudi Arabia, not with freedom and not with the truth.” Biden’s is, “Our relationship is with Saudi Arabia, the truth, and maybe some of the freedom. Eh. Here and there.”

President Joe Biden, defend a free press. Don’t coddle the murderers of journalists.

Remember Jamal Khashoggi.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: I have SEVEN copies of my book in stock, which I’m selling 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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Fire The Trump Culture


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

President Joe Biden has fired several Trump appointees who refused to resign. In firing these goons, he’s cleaning the administration and the government from the disaster of the Trump era. While he’s reversing many hateful and stupid Trump policies with executive orders, he also needs to reverse the entire culture of lies, bullshit, and conspiracy theories that Donald Trump nurtured for four years. You start by getting rid of the people Donald Trump installed. They are poison.

An environment of lies surrounded Donald Trump. After he’d say a lie, his entire administration and those who followed him would repeat the lie. Trump lies became gospel. Any disagreement with Trump was the ultimate sin, and sinners would be branded. Previous Never Trumpers who became Trumpers would cast the biggest stones at the Never Trumpers.

In Arizona, the state Republican Party has censured former Senator Jeff Flake, current Governor Doug Ducey, and Cindy McCain, widow of John McCain, for disagreeing with Trump. Jeff Flake endorsed Joe Biden. The governor certified the election for Joe Biden and did all he could to contain the coronavirus. Cindy McCain also endorsed Joe Biden. Cindy McCain is a private citizen who has never held elected office. Keep that in mind the next time you hear a Republican talk about “cancel culture” or having their opinions “censored” by Twitter. Cindy McCain, a private citizen, was censured by the Republican Party for her viewpoint.

The GOP is hoping to retain the 74 million Americans who voted for Trump, which is keeping millions of Americans who are racists and conspiracy theorists. Do they continue to nurture the lies for the next four years, or do they ditch Trump and become a political party again instead of a cult? Do they keep the millions who supported installing a fascist dictator over a democratically-elected president? Do they keep the millions who would rather be ruled by a Hair GropenFuhrer?

While embracing cultists, the Republican Party is punishing conservatives for being conservatives. It’s like the Republican Party doesn’t want Republicans anymore. Only cultists need apply.

As there is a home for cultists in the GOP, there shouldn’t be a home for them in the government. Joe Biden needs to terminate every Trump remaining in employment in the government. It’s bad enough we have elected officials who supported an insurrection. It’s even worse we have judges nominated by a Russian tool who was impeached twice. Personally, I think President Joe Biden should ask every federal judge nominated by Donald Trump for his/her resignations. He wouldn’t get it but it’d make every judge defend him or herself.

You can call it “cancel culture” all you want, but cancel the cultists. Get them out. They’re poison. They’re seditious. They’re liars.

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Resume The Position


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The Republican Party sold its soul for Donald Trump. Positions? What positions? In service to their orange messiah, the GOP vanquished all their previous positions. The party is more of a cult than a party. Now, they’re trying to figure out if they’re a party in pursuit of positions again or if they still need to bow down before the Trump base.

The one positive for the GOP is that Donald Trump is off Twitter. Can you imagine the tweet storm we would have had the pleasure of experiencing if he was still on the platform? I feel sorry for the poor caddy he’s probably barking at right about now over President Joe Biden erasing his “legacy” of hate and stupidity.

If Donald Trump forms his own party with the hypocritical name, “Patriot Party,” that doesn’t allow the GOP to be a party of issues again. They will be reminded of all they gave away to Trump and his base. Just because they don’t like you anymore doesn’t mean you can pretend you always cared about deficits or family values.

But the Republican will now try to criticize stuff they allowed Donald Trump to get away with. It’s like when President Obama was playing golf during his two terms (because unlike Trump, he got two). The Republicans were aghast at how much he played. Even Donald Trump attacked President Obama over his golfing. As soon as the Trump regime began, Trump started playing golf and the GOP forgot their indignation over a president (SIC!) playing golf. Donald Trump spent more time on the golf course, his own by the way, than any president ever ever ever ever ever. You know, I’m starting to think that maybe it wasn’t the golf.

In the process of playing golf, Donald Trump bilked the government for services at his golf resorts. He even charged the government for his own lodgings at his own resorts. He charged the Secret Service for nights they weren’t there. He charged the Secret Service for golf cart rentals. Donald Trump literally charged the Secret Service to protect him. He’s still doing that, by the way. Donald Trump is corrupt.

During his presidency, he collected money from foreign dignitaries staying at his hotels and resorts. Republicans spent money at his resorts and hotels to curry his favor. Attorney General and apparently party animal William Barr rented out Trump’s ballroom to throw a party during a pandemic. One cabinet official even tried to purchase a mattress from the Washington Trump Hotel. Trump tried to get an international summit at one of his shitty golf resorts. An ambassador tried to get a major golf tournament at one of his Scottish resorts. This is major corruption.

Donald Trump treated the presidency like an ATM machine.

Then, he tried to steal the election by extorting a foreign leader to go after his political opponent. Before that, he asked Russia to help him…and they did. This was corruption.

Now, when the GOP talks about corruption, don’t let the hypocrites get away with it.

The Republicans make a big deal about government spending. They’re very loud on the issue…but only when a Democrat has the White House. They were silent during the Bush years…and then the next set of Bush years. Bill Clinton took away their right to control the issue because he left a surplus. The GOP couldn’t have a good bitch fest over the deficit for 28 years, from Reagan in 1980 to 2009, when President Obama took over. Immediately, they went after President Obama for the deficit George W. Bush created. After President Obama left the White House, after winning election TWICE, the Republicans gave credit for his booming economy to Donald Trump, who was very successful at inheriting stuff other people built and at being an old white rich dude.

During the Trump years, Republicans wasted billions on a stupid useless racist wall they said Mexico would pay for, watched Trump spend millions on vacations, watched the Secret Service spend millions protecting his dumbass trust-fund baby children, and gave huge tax cuts to corporations and asshole billionaires like Donald Trump and his dumbass trust-fund baby children.

So now when they start talking about government spending and deficits again, don’t let them get away with it.

The Trump regime established the 1776 Commission, which is a whitewashing of American history that caters to the white privilege, OK, racist perspective. Now, they’re upset Joe Biden is getting rid of it, or at least off the White House website. During his inaugural address, Biden criticized white supremacy. Senator Rand Paul went off, claiming that Biden called Republicans white supremacists. He did not but we can all thank Senator Paul for outing himself…not that we didn’t already know it.

Now, they’re calling for unity with brainwashed conspiracy theorists cultists and white nationalists. After four years of Trump racism and after staging a bloody failed coup attempt against our government, I don’t want to hear these assholes complaining that their white privilege is being denied.

Last week, people who consider describe themselves as Antifa attacked the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland, Oregon. They set a few dumpsters on fire. The Republicans tried to equate it to the white nationalists Trump mob attack on the Capitol, while leaving out the part about the target being the DNC. The most amusing thing out of this was that after four years, the GOP was finally critical of dumpster fires. Damn, I should have my own talk show.

Also, when these Republican goons demand transparency from the Biden administration, ask them why Donald Trump made a secret run to Walter Reed BEFORE he caught the coronavirus?

When they go after Joe Biden for his executive orders, like they did with President Obama, remind them of Donald Trump’s executive orders.

Remind Republicans they’re hypocrites. They sacrificed a lot for Donald Trump and maybe the biggest thing they gave away was their right to gripe about anything. They spent four years ignoring an assault on our nation so I don’t want to hear them pretend they care now.

Joe Biden can get caught with 20 prostitutes and as long as he doesn’t tell over 30,000 lies, should be free from Republican criticism.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: I have an order of 20 copies of my book (11 are left to purchase) on the way, which I’m selling for $45.00 each, signed. The books won’t arrive until after the new year, but orders are being taken and they’ll be shipped as soon as I receive them. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Singing In The Covid Rain


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Science and facts took a back seat during the Trump era. Who am I kidding? Back seat? Facts weren’t even along for the ride. Sean Spicer’s very first press conference was about the crowd size for Trump’s inauguration and how it was the “biggest attended and viewed in history.” And yeah, it was all fun and chuckles for a while, but when lives were on the line, it stopped being funny and became infuriating.

Donald Trump lied about the coronavirus…repeatedly. He didn’t just lie or make inaccurate comments. From the recordings between Trump and Bob Woodward, Donald knew he was lying.

It was a year ago that the first case of the coronavirus was detected in this country. When we had 15 cases, Donald Trump said it would soon be down to zero. A year later, we have 24,633,015 cases of the virus and 410,378 deaths.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert , said the “lack of candor or facts” contributed to the number of lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic over the past year.

Just as Donald Trump instigated a white nationalist terrorist attack against our government, he instigated a war on facts and science. He was the ringmaster of lies and the politicization of this disease. Because of Donald Trump, Republicans downplayed the virus and resisted the wearing of face masks and practicing social distancing. For all we know, these idiots stopped washing after going to the rest room. To them, pee fingers may be freedom and liberties.

Dr. Fauci is now liberated. For the past year, he was been held back from delivering briefings on the coronavirus, which have now resumed under the Biden administration.

Speaking to John Berman on CNN this morning, Fauci said he didn’t want it to be a “sound bite,” but said, “I think if you just look at that you can see that when you’re starting to go down paths that are not based on any science at all. That is not helpful at all, and particularly when you’re in a situation of almost being in a crisis with the number of cases and hospitalizations and deaths that we have.”

He continued, “When you start talking about things that make no sense medically and no sense scientifically, that clearly is not helpful.”

You mean things that don’t make sense medically or scientifically like Hydroxychloroquine being a cure…or, oh, I don’t know…injecting sunlight and bleach into the body? Shit like that?

Or maybe shit that didn’t make sense scientifically like holding massive hate rallies and crowded White House events. Trump politicized that and watched it kill his friend, Herman Cain. He politicized the events and watched himself, along with dozens of others in the White House, catch the virus. Do you know who didn’t catch the virus? Dr. Anthony Fauci.

As Dr. Fauci points out, “There’s no secret. We’ve had a lot of divisiveness, we’ve had facts that were very, very clear, that were questioned. People were not trusting what health officials were saying, there was great divisiveness, masks became a political issue.”

The Donald Trump administration killed people.

It went beyond being divisive in the Trump administration. His MAGAts are still attacking Dr. Fauci and portraying him as an evil science overlord shutting down the country while laughing like a maniac. Because of Trump’s attacks assisted from the goons at Fox News over something that never should have been partisan, Dr. Fauci and his family had to get protection. How dare he try to save lies.

In reference to President Biden, not the guy who used to occupy the Oval Office, Dr. Fauci said, “So, what the president was saying, right from the get-go was, let’s reset this. Let everybody get on the same page, trust each other, let the science speak.”

Dr. Fauci said it was “liberating” to work in the Biden administration. He’s free to speak his mind and disagree with the administration. In fact, he already has.

Yesterday, the administration said that the Trump administration left no vaccine distribution plan. One source said, “There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch.” Fauci disagreed.

The doctor said, “We certainly are not starting from scratch. You can’t say it was absolutely not usable at all.” That’s not a huge endorsement about what Trump left behind. Maybe it’s like an empty peanut butter jar except you can still lick off what’s left under the lid. See? Not entirely unusable. But he did disagree with the administration sources, though not directly with President Joe Biden, who said the Trump administration’s distribution of coronavirus vaccines has been a “dismal failure.” The entire Trump presidency (SIC!) was a dismal failure.

But hey, it’s good to have facts back. It’s good not to be bullshitted over every matter large and small. This is the beginning of repairing the damage from the Trump administration which starts with being honest. Now, good luck convincing the 70 million who believe in deep state Satanic-worshipping pedophiliac lizard people to put on a mask.

Creative note: I’m so out of the habit of drawing cartoons that aren’t about a petty racist orange imbecile, that I didn’t realize this was a positive cartoon until a reader told me so. Maybe that’s why I felt funny about it the entire time I was creating it.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: I have an order of 20 copies of my book (11 are left to purchase) on the way, which I’m selling for $45.00 each, signed. The books won’t arrive until after the new year, but orders are being taken and they’ll be shipped as soon as I receive them. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Horny For The Inauguration


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Months ago, I was wondering if Donald Trump would attend the inauguration if he lost the election. I even brought it up to an editor who replied, “Who cares?”. This was before the election. Now, a lot of people do seem to care.

When I was thinking about it months ago, I didn’t factor in Trump refusing to accept the election results and spending months fighting in courts and lying about it. And while I have been worried over the past four years of Trump violence, and even violence if he lost the election, I definitely did not predict that Donald Trump would send terrorists to attack the capitol building of our government.

Donald Trump is not attending the 59th inauguration of an American president because he’s a whiny baby. But his attendance WAS important in that it would be a public display of a transfer of power…a willing transfer of power. Even though Donald Trump has finally conceded he won’t be president after January 20, he hasn’t conceded that he lost. His presence, even though awkward, uncomfortable, and totally unpleasant for everyone else attending, was kinda required. If nothing else, it would have been a display for the MAGA mob that this is how our government is supposed to work, even after the worst presidency in the history of all presidencies.

Now after the events of the past week, Donald Trump is not welcome. His announcement on Twitter, before he was banned, that he’s not attending was welcomed. Joe Biden doesn’t want him there. Nobody wants him there. In fact, he doesn’t deserve to be in attendance anymore than he deserves to be on Twitter. Donald Trump doesn’t deserve to be on that podium anymore than Osama bin Laden deserves to be on that podium, because they’re both terrorists.

Osama bin Laden sent terrorists to attack Capitol Hill…and so did Donald Trump. Only difference is, patriots thwarted bin Laden’s terrorists but Trump’s made it.

Trump also doesn’t deserve to be in OUR White House and the sooner he gets out, the better for the nation.

As for the horny guy who crashed into the capitol building, the Trump Cult initially claimed he was a member of Antifa breaking and entering into the building to make the MAGA mob look bad. It was part of their confusing messaging of it wasn’t them and they’d never do such a horrible thing while saying it was patriotic. Trying to understand MAGAt reasoning can give you a brain injury.

Of course, the guy is not a member of Antifa (nobody is because Antifa doesn’t exist). What he is is a right-wing terrorist and a member of the Qanon conspiracy cult. He’s from Arizona and his name is Jake Angeli. He’s an actor you will never see in anything. He is sometimes referred to as the “Qanon Shaman,” whatever the hell that’s supposed to be. Despite the lie being spread by the likes of Sarah Palin and Matt Gaetz that he was a member of Antifa and Black Lives Matter, he’s been spotted at several Trump rallies, once with a sign reading, “Q sent me.” There’s also a photo of him with Rudy Giuliani.

Someone on social media posted, “We spend over $750 billion annually on defense, and the center of American government fell in two hours to Duck Dynasty and the guy in the Chewbacca bikini.”

Note: I’m going to be asked why I didn’t include the sippy cup. Sometimes I forget and others times, it doesn’t fit. This time, I didn’t include it because I liked the posture in the cartoon and having his arm in another position would have messed that up. The sippy cup has become such a thing now that I felt I needed to make a note about why it’s not there.

Update: Jacob Anthony Chansley is the Qanon Shaman, Jake Angeli. He was arrested yesterday and charged with entering restricted grounds and disrupting Capitol business in Washington. As more witnesses come forward, his charges will probably increase. The idiot was identified by his tattoos and pictures of the attack he posted on social media. Even the al Qaida hijackers didn’t take selfies on the planes. He told the FBI he came as a part of a group effort with other “patriots” from Arizona at the request of the President (sic) that all “patriots” come to D.C. on January 6, 2021. So, he just made himself a witness in Trump’s prosecution.

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Roughs, Volume 69


Let’s post a few roughs during the calm before the storm. This is volume 69. Get your mind out of the gutter, you Beavises.

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The very last rough I drew this week was the cartoon CNN selected. I love the response I received from readers for it.

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I was kinda struggling when I drew this one.

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I’m not sure where I was going with this one but I was digging it.

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I messed up here. The sign was supposed to say “2024,” NOT “2020.” It was getting late in the day.

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Fun with the “Least Racist”


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During last week’s debate, Donald Trump repeated the claim he’s the “least racist.” Usually, it’s the “least racist you know.” The other night, it was the “least racist in the room.” But keep in mind, Donald Trump has been in a lot of rooms with Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon (who could both argue they’re the least racist person in the room named “Steve”).

Racists love Donald Trump. They support Donald Trump. They hold parades for Donald Trump. Donald Trump seeks out their support. He gives them shout-outs. He retweets them. He tells them to “stand by.” He gives encouragement to little racist fuckers like Kyle Rittenhouse to shoot at black people. Donald Trump say “Black lives matter” is a racist term. Donald Trump, being afraid of losing their support, is afraid to criticize racists, just like he’s afraid to say anything negative about Putin. Donald Trump hires racists.

Donald Trump says good people march with people chanting “Jews will not replace us.”

Donald Trump began his 2016 campaign calling Mexicans “rapists and murderers.” His wall, that Mexico still isn’t paying for, is racist. His policy of separating family and putting babies in jail is racist.

And only racists need to say, “I’m the least racist.”

Donald Trump is a racist. If you don’t want to take my word for it, then take it from the racists voting for him.

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Focus Feces


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The new normal is a seriously low bar.

Every time Donald Trump gives a speech and sticks to the prepared notes written by Stephen Miller, pundits express surprise at how “presidential” he sounded. Never mind the fact he’s reading notes prepared by a baby Goebbels at a third-grade reading level. If he doesn’t make up childish nicknames for people or spread conspiracy theories that George Soros is funding illegal immigrants to invade our borders, he sounds presidential. If Donald Trump merely sounds like an 8-year-old instead of a 6-year-old, he sounds presidential. Never mind the tinfoil hat he’s wearing.

At Thursday night’s debate, Donald Trump refrained from the childish bullying behavior he engaged in during the first debate. He didn’t interrupt…as much. He still lied and spread conspiracy theories. He still talked like a toddler but maybe this time, the diaper had been changed beforehand. Republicans are now saying they need to build on the “momentum” from this debate.

A lot of debate watchers and focus groups didn’t just give Trump higher marks than they did for the first debate, many say he actually won. For a lot of Americans, Donald Trump only has to be barely human. Being presidential is not a requirement.

The low bar is too low for me. I want a president who doesn’t spread over 20,000 lies. I want a president who doesn’t tweet bullshit he sees while watching Hannity and Tucker. I want a president who doesn’t give shout-outs to Nazis. I want a president who doesn’t spread conspiracy theories. I want a president who doesn’t retweet crazy uncle conspiracy theories, like Osama bin Laden is still alive and the Navy Seals killed his body double. I want a president who doesn’t torture children. I want a president who actually tries to stop a virus that’s killed over 220,000 Americans.

Pundits gave Donald Trump high praise for his debate performance despite his reaction to his family separation policy losing track of parents to over 500 immigrant children being: “they’re so well taken care of.”

Donald Trump got high praise despite saying he’s for protecting pre-existing coverage while he’s literally in court at this very moment trying to take it away.

He got high praise for saying he’s going to kill Obamacare and replace it with something better, despite not showing ANY replacement plan over the past four years.

Donald Trump received high praise despite saying the coronavirus was going away while it’s actually getting worse.

Donald Trump got high praise despite lying that a vaccine is ready.

Donald Trump was praised despite saying 99.9% of people recover from the coronavirus. That’s a lie.

Trump received high marks for sounding “presidential” while saying that 2.2 million Americans were expected to die from the coronavirus, thus, he saved over two million people. This is not a fact.

Donald Trump was applauded by Republicans for attacking the Obama/Biden administration’s handling of the Swine Flu in comparison to his handling of the coronavirus, though only 12,500 Americans died from the Swine Flu while the Trump Virus has killed over 220,000. It would be more apt if Donald Trump compared himself to serial killers.

Donald Trump was praised for enacting a total ban of flights from China, which he did not do.

Donald Trump was given high marks despite lying that Nancy Pelosi was “dancing in the streets” of Chinatown and that Russia had given Joe Biden $3.5 million.

Donald Trump was given high marks for accusing Joe Biden of wanting to socialize healthcare despite it not being true or the fact Donald Trump doesn’t know what socialism is. “Socialism” is just a boogey word to scare Republicans.

A lot of people think Donald Trump sounded more prepared to be president than Joe Biden, despite the fact Donald Trump displayed that he still does not understand how tariffs work.

People thought Trump won the debate even after saying he was the “least racist” person.

Donald Trump lied about immigrant children arriving with “bad people.” He lied about immigrants never returning for court appearances and he said the ones that did were stupid. He lied about the cages he threw children into. He lied that Obama had separated children as a policy. He lied about funding social security. He lied about his racist border wall. He lied about climate policy and that he made us “energy independent.” Donald Trump lied and said he doesn’t take money from Wall Street.

CNN fact checker Daniel Dale said fact-checking Trump was like being Lucy in the chocolate factory. If you’ve seen that episode, you know it’s the perfect analogy for fact-checking Trump.

Donald Trump has never won a debate in his life and he didn’t win Thursday against Joe Biden. But more importantly, we have to make sure Donald Trump doesn’t win the election.

You shouldn’t need a debate to see that Donald Trump is not presidential. You don’t need to watch him ramble off lies for two hours to see he’s not fit for the presidency. You’ve had the last four years of a Donald Trump presidency (sic).

If Donald Trump was in a debate with a poo-flinging monkey, my vote would be for the monkey.

Tip Jar: This pandemic is hitting everyone, including your favorite goofy cartoonist. I have lost clients and I’m afraid I might lose more. The PayPal button has always been included here for those who can and want to voluntarily support what I do. I understand this time is hard on everyone. If you can’t, don’t contribute. Take care of yourself and your family first. But, all and any help is greatly appreciated and it helps keep me going. Think of me like a street performer busking out tunes on a corner (I won’t play “Wonderwall.” I promise). If you like the tune, or in this case, toon, throw a buck into the tip jar. It’ll help me play another song, draw another toon, write another blog, make another video, and post another snarky post on social media. It’ll help keep me alive. You can also order a signed print for $40. And if you don’t like the PayPal option, you can snail mail it to my P.O. Box.

You can purchase a signed print of this cartoon.

New Book: Tales From the Trumpster Fire

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TikTok Trump


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

I’m hoping it’s tick-tock for Donald Trump.

Tip Jar: This pandemic is hitting everyone, including your favorite goofy cartoonist. I have lost clients and I’m afraid I might lose more. The PayPal button has always been included here for those who can and want to voluntarily support what I do. I understand this time is hard on everyone. If you can’t, don’t contribute. Take care of yourself and your family first.

But, all and any help is greatly appreciated and it helps keep me going. Think of me like a street performer busking out tunes on a corner (I won’t play “Wonderwall.” I promise). If you like the tune, or in this case, toon, throw a buck into the tip jar. It’ll help me play another song, draw another toon, write another blog, make another video, and post another snarky post on social media. It’ll help keep me alive. You can also order a signed print for $40. And if you don’t like the PayPal option, you can snail mail it to my P.O. Box. 

You can purchase a signed print of this cartoon.

New Book: Tales From the Trumpster Fire

Watch me draw.