Black Lives Matter

Honorary White Guys


White racists love having black friends. Having a black friend is their “proof” they’re not racists. They love being able to say something racist and having a black friend support them with a “that’s not racist.” A lot of black public figures have figured this out and have learned to profit from it. Candace Owens is a great example. She was a liberal until she figured out there was more money in being a public black friend. She also understands that white conservartives are too stupid to see through the ruse.

Having a black friend doesn’t prove you’re not a racist, but only conservatives are too dumb to realize that. How many slave owners had sex with their slaves? How many black women did Strom Thurmond father children with again? Oh, yeah. The people they slept with weren’t their friends.

There are some black conservatives who are not playing the white racist base for all it’s worth because they’re too stupid to do that. Some black conservatives are truly evil and vile.

Ya’ see, kids…concussions may be to blame for Herschel talking like a third-grade dropout. But I don’t believe it’s concussions that makes him lie repeatedly. I don’t think it’s concussions that made him a deadbeat dad. I don’t believe it’s concussions that make him “pro-life” while paying and coercing a woman to get an abortion. I don’t believe it’s concussions that makes him a hypocrite. I don’t believe it’s concussions that make him claim he’s a cop when he’s not. And, I don’t believe it’s concussions that makes him a wife beater.

It may be a mental illness that makes Kanye West a Trump supporters. It may be the fault of mental illness that makes anyone a Trump supporter. Trump himself is probably mentally ill. But it’s not the fault of mental illness that makes Kanye antisemitic.

Twitter and Instagram locked Kanye’s account after he tweeted that Sean “Puffy” Combs was controlled by Jews and vowed to go “death con 3” on “JEWISH PEOPLE.”

Then, Kanye did an interview with Tucker Carlson that was so hateful, bigoted, and antisemitic, that Tucker edited out huge chunks of the interview. How fucking hateful do you have to be for Tucker to edit your shit? It’s like that time antisemitic propagandist Ben Garrison was invited for a playdate with Trump at the White House, then disinvited after the Trump people saw his “cartoons.”

In one of the edited out clips, West said “known eugenics” Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood alongside the Ku Klux Klan “to control the Jew population,” elaborating, “when I say Jew, I mean the 12 lost tribes of Judah, the blood of Christ, who the people known as the race Black really are. This is who our people are. The blood of Christ. This, as a Christian, is my belief.”

In another clip, West used Jews as a strained metaphor when talking about Black people judging each other, saying: “Think about us judging each other on how white we could talk would be like, you know, a Jewish person judging another Jewish person on how good they danced or something.” West then paused and said “I mean, that’s probably like a bad example and people are going to get mad at that shit. I probably want to edit that out.” And Tucker edited it out, or at least his people did.

Real journalists don’t protect the people they’re interviewing. When you do an interview, nothing is off the record. Here, Tucker protected Kanye from himself.

And then, West West complained about his children attending a school that celebrates Kwanzaa instead of Hanukkah. “I prefer my kids knew Hanukkah than Kwanzaa. At least it will come with some financial engineering.”

Candace Owens defended Kanye’s tweet, saying, “If you are an honest person, you did not think this tweet was antisemitic. It’s like you cannot even say the word ‘Jewish’ without people getting upset.”

Golly gee wilikers. It’s like you cannot even say “I’m gonna go ‘death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE” without people getting upset.

Maybe Candace and Kanye need Jewish friends to back up their up their antisemitic comments as not being antisemitic. They should probably rule out Ben Shapiro though.

Shapiro tweeted, “Back from the Jewish holiday now. As usual, two things can be true at once: Kanye’s moves toward pro-life, faith, and family conservatism are encouraging; his ‘death con 3’ posts and Black Hebrew Israelite language are clearly anti-Semitic and disturbing.”

Kanye then called Donald Trump for antisemitc encouragement. Trump recently “truthed” that American Jews didn’t appreciate him enough, that he’s done more for Jews than any other president, and that he could be elected Prime Minister of Israel if he wanted.

Kanye and Trump plan to have dinner soon where they can discuss their shared views and Jewish People and whether it’s better to create your own hate social media site, like Trump did with Truth Social, or buy one like Kanye plans to do with Parler.

Parler is a vile horrible site for conservatives. It has been pushed off Google and Amazon platforms and servers over its hate and tendency to spread conspiracy theories. But it’s credible enough to attract public conservative figures like Kirstie Alley, Scott Baio, Rand Paul, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, Nikki Haley, Mike Lee, and Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump, Lara Trump, and Rudy Giuliani. Fake news sites like The Daily Wire has a Parler presence. Now, Kanye wants to purchase the platform. He plans to make it the right-wing Twitter which Trump has attempted to do with Truth Social and Elon Musk plans to do with the real Twitter.

Kanye and Herschel are MAGAts black friends. But I wouldn’t want to be friends with Kanye, Herschel, or MAGAts. You know what they say. With friends like these, who needs friends?

Update: My friend Karen just told me that Candace Owens’ husband, George Farmer, owns Parler and has agreed to sell it to Kanye. That explains why she doesn’t think going “death con 3” on “JEWISH PEOPLE” is hateful or antisemitic.

Creative note and stuff: I checked out of my hotel at 11 a.m. Monday morning in West Monroe, Louisiana. But my flight was for 5:30 p.m. Since I didn’t have anywhere to go and didn’t want to Uber more than I had to, I hung out in the airport for six hours. I landed in Washington around 11 p.m. and took the metro to a station closer to the Amtrak station and took an Uber from there. I should have either metroed to Springfield and ordered an Uber home from there.

See, what happened was: I got to the Amtrak station and realized it wasn’t open 24 hours. My plan was to hang out there until my train left at 7:38 a.m. I had already bought a ticket which was only $11. But, standing out in the chilly weather with a phone on about 20 percent charge convinced me to say “fuck it,” and order another Uber and go home. It was around $85 and worth it. I got home around 1 a.m. All I had eaten Monday was some leftover Johnny’s Pizza from Sunday, and chips they give you on airplanes. So I scarfed down a can of Chef Boyardee and played on the internet until 4 a.m. because I was too wound up to sleep, even though I was sleepy. And it was during this time this idea came to me.

It was good to draw back at my own desk after nearly two weeks of traveling. Oh, yeah. I gotta go out of town again Saturday, but that’s just for a day.

Oh yeah: Facebook pulled this cartoon for “violating” its terms of service. I appealed and lost. My account is now blocked for three days which will also limit views of my work for a while after I return. I thought at least one social media account would strike down this cartoon. Now I wonder if any others will follow suit. Maybe I should have posted this on Parler. I did post it on Truth Social. Let’s see what happens there.

Music Note: I listened to The Cars.

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Check For Cops


Columbus, Ohio cops shot and killed twenty-year-old Donovan Lewis, an unarmed Black man, this week during a nighttime raid while he was in bed.

The police burst into Lewis’ apartment with dogs to serve Lewis with arrest warrants on charges of domestic violence, assault, and improper handling of a firearm.

In body-camera footage of Tuesday’s shooting released by authorities, a Columbus cop pushes open a bedroom door and immediately fires at Lewis as he sits up in bed. They then order him to crawl out of bed and then handcuff him to it. He died on his way to the hospital.

Between shooting and handcuffing Lewis, the cops told him to “stop resisting arrest.”

Was Lewis holding a gun when the cop shot him? No, he was not and the cop didn’t take enough time to notice as he shot as soon as the door opened.

The lawyers representing the cop who shot Lewis said that police officers “are forced to make split-second decisions” when faced with “volatile encounters in dangerous situations.” The only one making it a volatile encounter and a dangerous situation was the cop. This cop’s “split-second decision” was the wrong one.

The police chief said Lewis may have had a vape pen or electronic cigarette in his hand, though it’s not seen in the video. Still, vape pens and electronic cigarettes are not guns. They don’t look anything like guns. Now we can add vape pens with cell phones and tasers for items cops mistake for guns.

Nighttime raids are costing tragic losses of lives. Minneapolis cops killed Amir Locke while he was sleeping on a couch during a no-knock raid several months ago. In March 2020, Louisville cops shot and killed Breonna Taylor during one of their nighttime raids, and she wasn’t even the person they were looking for. What are the police going to do next, shoot unarmed black people while they’re on the toilet?

According to a 2019 study by Northwestern University, Black Americans are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police than White Americans. The rates are higher in Columbus where Black people are 4.5 times more likely to be killed by police than White people.

Andre Hill, a 47-year-old unarmed Black man, was shot four times by a Columbus cop while leaving a friend’s house in 2020. Last year, Ma’Khia Bryant, a Black 16-year-old, was shot by a Columbus cop outside her home. The city had to pay out $10 million for the killing of Hill but an investigation let Bryant’s shooter go.

The Black Lives Matter movement is just as important today as when it rose after the murder of George Floyd. Black lives still matter and it still needs to be said.

Music note: I listened to the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. You should too.

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To Boldly Go…


If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you know I don’t love what we call in my industry, “obituary” cartoons. I don’t like drawing a cartoon commemorating someone’s death only because that person was famous. I would rather memorialize someone who contributed something to society, whether positive or negative. What made it important for me to draw a cartoon on Nichelle Nichols and Bill Russell is that they were both pioneers in advancement for black people and they both died a day apart. It felt it was appropriate to put them together.

Nichelle Nichols died Saturday and Bill Russell died Sunday. Neither set out to be civil rights icons, but that’s how it worked out.

Nichols’ portrayal of Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on Star Trek was groundbreaking for black actresses and black women in the United States. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, a trekkie, told her, “for the first time on television, we will be seen as we should be seen every day.”

Nichols had given Gene Rodenberry, the creator of Star Trek, her written resignation after just one season. She was planning to go to Broadway as she preferred the stage over the screen. She ran into Dr. King at an NAACP banquet who told her upon hearing that she was leaving, “you cannot, you cannot…for the first time on television, we will be seen as we should be seen every day, as intelligent, quality, beautiful, people who can sing dance, and can go to space, who are professors, lawyers. If you leave, that door can be closed because your role is not a black role, and is not a female role; he can fill it with anybody even an alien.”

She stayed. Rodenberry had actually torn up her resignation even before she told him she had changed her mind. He wasn’t having it and knew the importance of having an incredibly talented black woman in that role. Her beauty was just a bonus.

After a scene was aired where she kissed William Shatner, the studio received a letter from a white Southern bigot who wrote he was against “mixing of the races,” but wouldn’t blame Captain Kirk for kissing a woman of Uhura’s beauty. Captain Kirk was a racial pioneer too. As Eddie Murphy so eloquently put it, “Captain Kirk once fucked a green bitch.”

Dr. King compared Nichols’ role as Uhura to the ongoing marches in the Civil Rights movement. He told Nichols she was playing a vital role model for black children and young women across the country, as well as for other children who would see black people appearing as equals. She didn’t take it lightly.

While filming “Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country” in 1991, Nichols refused to say two lines in the script that made her uncomfortable. One was in a scene where Klingons were arriving on the Enterprise and she was to say, “Guess who’s coming to dinner?” The other was, “yes, but would you like your daughter to marry one [a Klingon].”

Bill Russell stood his ground too. He felt he was a player for the Celtics, and not for the city of Boston.

Russell, an 11-time NBA champion, is considered a pioneer in men’s basketball. He was one of the first Black superstars in the league. One of, if not the, first to be paid equally with White players. He was the first black coach in the NBA. He was a 12-time all-star and won Most Valuable Player five times. He captained the U.S. basketball team and won gold in the 1956 Olympic summer games.

In college, where he won two national championships, his team was often forced out of hotels and restaurants due to segregation. In the pros, he received racist taunts from fans, including Boston Celtic fans. He was active in the Black Power movement and supported Muhammad Ali’s decision to refuse to be drafted.

He once said, “I dislike most white people because they are people … I like most blacks because I am black.” A lot of white people, including teammates, wondered how a guy whose home was broken into by whites who left racist graffiti on his wall and feces in his bed could say something like that.

While Russell praised the Celtics for being racially progressive, he felt Boston was not. He alienated Celtic fans by saying, “You owe the public the same it owes you, nothing! I refuse to smile and be nice to the kiddies.” But perhaps Boston alienated him first.

Russell refused to attend the ceremony when his jersey No. 6 was retired in 1972. He also refused to attend his induction into the Hall of Fame in 1975. When 30,000 Celtic fans greeted their team returning from winning another championship in 1969, Russell wasn’t there. He had retired and was done with Boston and wouldn’t return to the city for years. He didn’t even tell his coach he was done. He was done.

When Russell originally retired, he demanded that his jersey be retired in an empty Boston Garden. The Celtics re-retired his jersey at the new Fleet Center in 1999. This time Russell was in attendance, as well as Wilt Chamberlain (his greatest rival), Larry Byrd, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar. The extended applause brought tears to his eyes.

President Obama presented Russell with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. Obama also met Nichelle Nichols in the Oval Office in 2012 where he confirmed for her that he too had a crush on Lieutenant Uhura.

I don’t believe either Russell or Nichols set out to become Civil Rights pioneers, but that’s what they became.

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Black And White Justice


The white Highland Park shooter killed seven people and injured 46 (at this time). The police took him alive.

On May 14 of this year, a white gunman murdered ten black people at Tops supermarket in Buffalo. The police took him alive.

In 2015, white Dylann Roof shot and killed nine black parishioners inside a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The police took him alive and treated him to lunch at Burger King.

In March of last year, a white gunman murdered six Asian women at spas in the Atlanta area. Police took him alive.

In 2015, inspired by phony videos produced by a right-wing outlet claiming Planned Parenthood clinics were selling baby body parts, a white shooter attacked an abortion clinic in Colorado Springs and murdered three people. Police took him alive.

A white gunman murdered 12 at a theater in Aurora, Colorado in 2012, killing 12. He was taken alive.

In 2011, a white shooter killed six in Tucson, Arizona, and injured Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and several others. Police took him alive.

Racist right-wing whacko rancher Cliven Bundy and his heavily-armed white militia had a standoff with police in 2014 over some stupid right-wing bullshit. Guess what. They were all taken alive.

Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old white punk-ass beyotch, killed three at a Black Lives Matter protest and the cops initially drove right past him.

George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by police after trying to spend a $20 counterfeit bill.

Breonna Taylor, an unarmed black woman, was shot eight times and murdered by police while she was sleeping after they broke into her home at the wrong address, looking for a person they already had in custody.

Rayshard Brooks, an unarmed black male, was shot in the back by police after they found him sleeping in his car.

In 2014, Cleveland Police murdered Tamir Rice, an unarmed black 12-year-old boy, for playing with a toy gun.

Philando Castile, an unarmed black man, was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop while reaching into the glove compartment to comply with the cops’ request for his vehicle registration.

Botham Jean, an unarmed black man, was shot and killed by a cop in his own apartment after the cop walked in thinking she was in her apartment and he was a burglar.

And last week, Jayland Walker was shot 60 times and killed by police in Akron, Ohio. Guess what. He was an unarmed black man.

It’s believed the Akron police shot at Walker around 90 times which is more shots than the Highland Park murderer got off (75). The Akron Police tried to put more bullets into one black man than the Highland Park mass shooter tried to put into a crowd.

Cops don’t seem to believe black lives matter, but white murderers’ lives do.

Music note: I listened to Blondie, The Black Keys, M.I.A, and The Arcs.

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Fear For Your Life In Akron


Eight cops in Akron, Ohio shot a 25-year-old unarmed black man last week…60 times. That is not a typo. They shot the young man SIXTY FUCKING TIMES. We may find out later the number is greater than 60.

Jayland Walker fled from the police during a routine traffic stop. He drove away, then abandoned his vehicle and ran for his life. The cops say he shot at them first, firing one shot, but he didn’t have his gun on him when they recovered his body. They found one unloaded gun in his car next to a fully-loaded magazine.

Walker didn’t have a criminal record and other than the gun, the cops didn’t find anything suspicious or illegal in his car. They say they pulled him over for an equipment and traffic violation. So, why would he have shot at the police? Since the gun was unloaded, did it just contain the one bullet he shot or did he remove the clip after the shot? If so, where is that clip, because the clip the cops found was fully loaded. Or did he fire at the cops, remove the clip, then add one more bullet to it. I haven’t heard that any other ammunition was found on him or in the vehicle. This is not making a lot of sense to me. For eight cops and an entire department that needs to get its story straight, they’re doing a shitty job of making shit up.

A video of the shooting has been released, but Akron Police have not released all of the bodycam videos. Why is that? The chief of police says he didn’t see any evidence that the cops’ lives were ever threatened.

It’s up to prosecutors to decide to charge the eight cops or not, but cops are rarely charged in incidents like this. Prosecutors may use the one shot the cops claim Walker fired as evidence their lives were in danger and a reason not to prosecute…despite the fact that if you divide the 60 shots, each cop shot an unarmed Jayland Walker 7.5 times.

Walker wore a ski mask when he ran for his life. Defenders of the police have used that as an acceptable excuse for the police’s actions. Currently trending on Twitter from racist goons are “JaylandWalkerShotFirst, #JaylandShotFirst, and “JaylandGotJustice. This is not justice.

Wearing a ski mask and running from the police should not warrant a death sentence. Even firing once at cops doesn’t justify them shooting the suspect 60 times. You know the cops didn’t hit the suspect with every shot, so if they shot him 60 times, how many shots did they fire? I’m pretty sure the cops keep an inventory of their bullets so they should have already provided an answer for that question.

There are protests in Akron over this. Authorities have called for a “state of emergency” in the city. I think for a lot of its citizens, Akron has been in a state of emergency for a very long time.

Music note: I listened to Incubus, Coheed & Cambria, and The Hives while drawing today.

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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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Another Tome of Titillating Trump Tales


Mark Esper has a book on his brief time as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Defense, and the book contains some wild accusations…that are totally believable.

One of the accusations is that during a meeting in 2020, Donald Trump wanted to deploy 10,000 troops to the streets of Washington, DC, where Black Lives Matter was protesting against police brutality, and have them shot in the legs. The guy who teargassed Black Lives Matter protesters in order to stage a photo-op with an upside-down Bible and later had a photo-op with Kyle Rittenhouse to celebrate his acquittal after shooting and killing Black Lives Matter protesters said Esper is lying.

Esper also claims Trump called the protesters “fucking losers.” How is any of this difficult to believe?

Trump said, “This is a complete lie, and ten witnesses can back it up,” without providing any names of the supposed ten witnesses.

According to Esper, Trump also wanted to fire missiles into Mexico at suspected drug cartels. This was probably around the time Trump was coming up with amazing ideas like building moats on the border with Mexico and stocking them with alligators, snakes, and piranhas.

Trump also wanted to reactivate retired Admiral William McRaven, a former Navy SEAL commander, and US Army General Stanley McChrystal so he could court-martial them for criticizing him. He wanted to send people to jail for saying bad things about him. This isn’t hard to believe since Trump accused over 24 people of treason for criticizing him. He once claimed Democrats committed treason for not clapping during one of his ridiculous State of the Union speeches. According to Esper, Trump claimed the retired military men were “disloyal” to him. This is banana republic fascism with a combover.

Esper wrote that “people were removed from positions simply because the White House wanted to replace them with more hard-core Trump loyalists, regardless of qualifications.” We know this is true. We watched it in real-time for four years. Trump fired people for testifying against him before Congress, like Alexander Vindman. He removed security clearances for former officials like former CIA Director John Brennan. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey for investigating him and even bragged to the Russians about it in the Oval Office, saying, “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” He fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe hours before he was set to retire, thus trying to rob him of his pension and other benefits. McCabe later sued and won his pension and other benefits back. This was a move that costs taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal defense. Trump is petty, vindictive, a sociopath, and stupid.

Esper also claims that Trump goon and hair-in-a-can aficionado Stephen Baby Goebbels Miller wanted him to dispatch 250,000 troops to the southern border and have the military parade the severed head of a slain ISIS leader to scare off other terrorists.

Trump denies some of the claims while calling Mark Esper “Yesper,” as in he was so eager to please Trump, that he said “yes” to everything…while also being “ineffective.” Somehow to Trump, he was an ineffective ass kisser. But wasn’t everyone in the Trump administration an ass kisser? Weren’t they all Yespers?

Trump isn’t denying wanting to shoot rockets into Mexico. He gave a “no comment” to that one. He hasn’t denied other claims, like wanting to pull all our troops out of South Korea. What will Trump do if he runs for president again, and oh my god, actually wins?

If Trump becomes president (sic) again, he will pull troops out of South Korea, place them on our southern border, fire rockets into Mexico, try to build a moat full of piranhas, disband NATO, throw people into military prisons for saying bad things about it, ram through more unqualified fundamentalist judges, dismantle free elections, outlaw a free press, and help Vladimir Putin finally defeat Ukraine then invite him to the Oval Office for a bucket from KFC and Big Macs. This isn’t hyperbole because it’s what he tried to do the first time. If he gets a second shot, nobody’s going to be able to stop him because those who can speak out won’t so they can sell a book two years later.

Trump fired Esper right after he lost the 2020 election because it was his last chance to fire him. Esper should have spoken out before, like when Trump was talking about shooting protesters and firing rockets into Mexico.

Esper’s book is titled “A Sacred Oath.” But what oath is he talking about because the one he took to be Secretary of Defense was an oath to protect our nation, and he failed to do that in order to get a big payday.

Donald Trump is a lunatic and a vile sociopath. It’s sociopathic to let him get away with it.

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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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Deshaun Watson


Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam wrote, “We spent a tremendous amount of time exploring and investigating the opportunity to trade for Deshaun Watson. We are confident in Deshaun and excited about moving forward with him as our quarterback.”

If they actually investigated Watson, they would have found there are at least 22 accusations of sexual abuse against the guy but just one incident of protesting racism by kneeling during the national anthem. Protesting racism can really ruin a guy’s NFL career but sexual abuse, yeah, not so much.

Donald Trump attacked Colin Kaepernick and black NFL players for protesting social injustice and racism by saying if he was an NFL owner (something the NFL wisely said hell to the no to), he would have screamed, “Fire that son of a bitch.” Though if Trump was ever actually an owner of an NFL team and had to fire a “son of a bitch,” he would have had someone else do it. Since the owners of all 32 teams in the NFL are spineless billionaire white cowards, most of whom probably voted for spineless billionaire white coward Trump, not one team would give Kap a real tryout, so don’t even mention hiring the guy. I can’t fathom the idea that every one of the 91 quarterbacks in the NFL is better than Colin Kaepernick.

Fortunately for DeShaun Watson, Donald Trump never scared the NFL by saying “fire that son of a bitch” to players who commit sexual assault. I will bet you a ton of Brett Favre penis-phone pics it never crossed Donald Trump’s mind.

A Texas grand jury declined to bring criminal charges against Deshaun Watson from the accusations of 22 accusers. When a grand jury ignores 22 accusers, it means a prosecutor didn’t want to bring charges. Also, this was in Texas which many believe despite being one of the 50 United States, is actually a third-world country.

Watson’s accusers claim his sexual harassment and abuse occurred during massage sessions. Watson and his lawyers admit he had sex with some of the accusers, but that it was all consensual and whatever happened was “mutually desired.”

Watson was so tainted by the accusations that his own team, the Houston Texans, declined to play him for the entire 2021 season. The Browns said they weren’t interested in Watson and they had a first-round QB in Baker Mayfield, but then turned around and traded three number one draft picks, and then some, to bring in the Texan QB, then signed him to the largest guaranteed contract in NFL history. That is $80 million more than the previous record for fully guaranteed money at signing. Now, Watson has $230 million to settle those 22 civil lawsuits.

The NFL has a history of not caring about sexual assault and is now accused of cultivating a rape culture. There are currently 15 women accusing Washington Commanders (I’m still not used to that name) employees and owner Dan Snyder of sexual harassment and verbal abuse. Patriots owner Robert Kraft was accused of soliciting sex during a Florida massage, but cops dropped that investigation because, you know, Florida. The NFL bans players who are convicted of sexual assault, but they’re pretty much free to play until a conviction comes in. Not sure exactly how they would handle an owner convicted of being a gropey billionaire (The “Gropey Billionaires” would make a great punk rock band name).

The NFL is still investigating Watson, but Cleveland did not trade three number one draft picks and sign the guy to $230 million guaranteed if they believed he won’t play. The NFL has much more tolerance for sexual harassment than it does for protesting against racism. Hell, the NFL has more tolerance for running a dogfighting business than it does for anti-racism protesters.

Deshaun Watson has escaped accountability. Sure, he’s innocent until proven guilty, but can 22 accusers be lying? The only people who used to believe that are Donald Trump and MAGAts. All those women are lying, and in the case of mall food court aficionado Roy Moore, he said he didn’t do it.

Perhaps the only justice being served here is that Deshaun Watson now has to play for the Cleveland Browns. At the least, they’re an organization terrible at judging character.

Music Note: I must have been in the mood to rock with women while drawing today because I listened to Alanis Morisette, the Cranberries, Garbage, and even a couple of tunes by Olivia Newton-John.

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Boo-Hoos Matter


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Is this a trend now? Any time one of these goons shoots a black person or people at a Black Lives Matter protest, you’ll get off if you cry in court? White tears can be very powerful with white jurors and white judges…even if there aren’t any actual tears.

Kim Potter, a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota cop (since resigned), killed Daunte Wright, an unarmed black man, with her Glock pistol, claiming she confused it with her taser. The jury is now deliberating verdicts on two charges of manslaughter. That’s basically two charges of oops, you killed someone. Maybe you should be able to go home.

The cops pulled Wright over because of an expired license plate, and an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror. Driving with an air freshener dangling from a rearview mirror is illegal in Minnesota, but I bet you’ve never heard of a white person being stopped for it.

The cops pulled Wright over. They discovered there were outstanding warrants for the guy. Two cops, one being a trainee, attempt to arrest him, there was a struggle, and then Kim Potter springs into action. She was actually training the trainee. This person who should not have been a cop was training someone to be a cop.

Potter had a taser on her left hip. She had her gun on her right hip. She pulled out the gun alerted and her fellow officers by screaming “taser” three times, so they’d get out of the way and not be tased. As we all know by now, she didn’t pull out and point her taser. She pulled out her gun. She shot and killed Daunte Wright.

Potter had an emotional breakdown on the scene. And then she had an emotional breakdown on the witness stand during her trial.

Potter was perfectly composed on the stand before her tearless breakdown. And she was perfectly composed again after.

Her lawyer said, “A mistake is not a crime.” I’m not a lawyer but I know that sometimes, a mistake can be a crime. Courts have sent people to prison for mistakes in the past.

Potter’s lawyer also blamed Daunte Wright for his death. He said, “Daunte Wright caused his own death because he tried to climb back into his car as he was being handcuffed, and if he’d only thrown his hands up in surrender, none of this would have happened. Potter made a mistake.”

That’s some serious white privilege there. You shoot a black guy and then claim it’s his fault for being shot.

Resisting arrest should not be a death sentence. A cop shouldn’t be judge, jury, and executioner no more than a 17-year-old boy out after curfew armed with an assault rifle playing Rambo.

After 26 years on a police force, a cop should know the differences between a black metal gun and a plastic neon yellow taser that’s a pound lighter. The cop should be able to know which is which without even looking since one is heavier than the other and they’ve both been on different sides of her waist for years. If I can tell the difference between a Microsoft Surface Pen and an Apple Pencil with my eyes closed, then a cop with 26 years of experience should be able to tell the difference between a gun and a taser.

Like Rittenhouse’s jury, Potter’s is mostly white. Like Rittenhouse, Potter’s crying contained more sound effects than tears. She only has to trick, I mean convince one juror.

Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal team hired the person who helped O.J. Simpson’s legal team select a jury. Maybe Potter’s legal team hired Rittenhouse’s acting coach.

Music note: Today’s cartoon didn’t take very long but I still managed to squeeze in a few tunes by Warren Zevon and Elton John while drawing.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 18 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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Horse Sense


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First off, for most people who support and chant “defund the police,” it’s not literally about eliminating police departments. Second, despite what fuckers like Tucker will repeatedly tell you, President Biden has NEVER expressed support for “defunding the police” or eliminating police. Even though it’s on public record, Republicans keep lying about it.

A lot of Democrats have criticized the slogan and movement. Despite that, Republicans have used it against them and will continue to do so. Fuck facts, right? They’re Republicans.

“Defund the Police” is mostly a slogan while there are more serious efforts to reduce funding and restructure police departments in addition to redistributing police responsibilities to other government agencies. Slogans that are more than three words just are not as catchy. Ever been to a Trump rally? “Lock her up,” “space force,” “build the wall,” “send them back,” “save whitey,” “I got crabs,” are all catchy and extremely limited. For the Black Lives Matter movement, “defund the police” is catchier than “reduce police department budgets so they stop buying tanks and rocket launchers.”

A 2020 study by The Washington Post showed that since 1960, around the time cops were buying water hoses and billy clubs for crowd control on black Americans protesting against discrimination and for civil rights, police spending has increased 800 percent while there’s been a minuscule drop in the national crime rate.

As for redistributing responsibilities for the police, why are they in charge of homelessness, mental health, and substance abuse? Did you know that one in four people killed by cops suffers from severe mental illness? Taking money from cops so they can’t buy bazookas, and giving it to more capable agencies, like mental health counseling, is a good idea. Maybe we can chant “demilitarize the police?” Too many syllables?

In case you’re a Republican, a syllable is a unit of pronunciation having more than one vowel sound without surrounding consonants. “Demilitarize” has five syllables. Notice that each syllable has at least one vowel. Vowels are the letters a, e, i, o, u. Tomorrow, we’ll do consonants. Anyway, nobody’s going to chant it.

Most people don’t support defunding the police or even reallocating resources and responsiblities. But most people don’t understand what they’re talking about on this issue. A lot of them are being lied to. Lies work. For example, Virginia made Glenn Youngkin governor over fear of something that doesn’t exist. Now, we have book burnings in Virginia. It’s shit like this that makes me turn off the news on Saturdays and watch something like “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle.”

Donald Trump leads the way for Republicans lying about where Democrats stand on defunding the police. He tweeted, before he got banned for using Twitter to coordinate a terrorist attack to destroy our democracy and constitution, “The Radical Left Democrats new theme is ‘Defund the Police.’ Remember that when you don’t want Crime, especially against you and your family. This is where Sleepy Joe is being dragged by the socialists. I am the complete opposite, more money for Law Enforcement!” he tapped off the tweet with a hashtag about law and order, which is another example of Republicans missing the irony. Also, looking at how Trump needed to capitalize “radical,” “left,” “crime” and “law enforcement” makes me think we need to reallocate money from cops and into educating old crusty-ass racist orange politicians.

But the reality is that a majority of Democrats don’t support defunding the police. President Biden is totally opposed to defunding police and is in favor or reform.

Bernie Sanders, who nobody will argue is a moderate, is also opposed to defunding police and has spoken out for more accountability from police, along with better education and training, and making their job better defined. Republicans are probably against all that too.

Senator Cory Booker said he understood the sentiment behind the slogan but would not use it.

Congressional Caucus chair Karen Black said, “”I do think that, in cities, in states, we need to look at how we are spending the resources and invest more in our communities. Maybe this is an opportunity to re-envision public safety.” Pfft. Republicans don’t want to do that.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said, “‘Defund the police’ is killing our party, and we’ve got to stop it.” Clyburn compared the slogan “defund the police” to “burn, baby, burn” used in the 1960s which many believe alienated and undermined support for the Civil Rights Movement.

“Defund the police” has been credited for Democrats losing House seats in 2020. It may have saved a few Republican Senate seats as well. Republicans are much better at messaging than Democrats, even if they are all lies.

While Republicans argue against defunding the police, they support the white nationalists who wounded Capitol Police during their insurrection, accused one of the cops of murdering one of their terrorists when he “stood his ground” and shot her as she was attempting to break into the Speaker’s office, and the GOP voted against awarding medals to the Capitol Police. Irony, irony, irony, motherfuckers.

Where do Republicans in Congress stand on defunding the Capitol Police Department? Maybe they’re not needed since Lauren Boebert is bringing a gun to the House Floor every day.

While cops are arguing against any reform, they also support white vigilantes. In Kenosha, they patted racist vigilantes on the back, gave them water, and drove by past Kyle Rittenhouse very slowly after he had just shot three people, killing two of them.

Kyle Rittenhouse wasn’t even tried for being a vigilante as the judge in his case accepted before the trial that he was in Kenosha to clean graffiti and offer medical assistance he wasn’t qualified to give. The judge decided the gun he couldn’t purchase legally was legal for him to skulk around the city with. The judge never questioned why graffiti could only be cleaned after Kyle’s curfew. The judge never questioned if the person Kyle shot was possibly defending himself. If Kyle can claim self-defense because the guy he killed pulled out a gun, then why couldn’t the person he shot make the same claim. In case you forgot, Kyle already had his gun out. And if it was legal in Wisconsin for Kyle to terrorize people with a gun at his age, then why isn’t it legal in that state for Kyle to buy the gun? Did Wisconsin become Florida?

My point with that is, the judge and the jury, joined the Kenosha Police Department in supporting vigilantes. If we’re going to bring in vigilantes, and the cops are going to ignore when they kill people, then why do we need cops? Maybe we can just defund and get rid of the racist cops? What’s that you say? Then there won’t be any cops?

The real irony is we need to defund the police so we can fund some police to police the police.

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 18 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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Justice For Ahmaud


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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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