Brian Kemp

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Aren’t Republicans supposed to be the party of patriots and constitutionalists? As it turns out, they’re the party of scoundrels, traitors, and liars.

They don’t care about democracy and as we’ve seen from their stealing of Supreme Court seats, they don’t care about fairness. Well, a lot of them don’t. Republicans like Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, and Kelly Loeffler.

Joe Biden won the election. There is no mystery. We’re not waiting to see if he won. He won. There was no mass voter or election fraud. Republicans are trying to walk a thin line and are saying stuff like, “Donald Trump has every right to exercise every legal recourse and option” and all sorts of utter and complete bullshit. This is what Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler said during Sunday night’s debate.

Loeffler refused to say if Trump lost the election. It also turns out that Republicans are total cowards. Cowards don’t deserve to hold elected offices. If Donald Trump said chocolate milk comes from chocolate cows, every Republican would be saying, “Chocolate cows matter.”

Donald Trump called Brian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, at least twice to ask him to throw out the election, or overrule it, or call a special session, or do whatever it takes to steal the election. Never mind the votes. Never mind the will of the people. Never mind democracy. This is about power and complete control. Brian Kemp is a champion of disenfranchising voters, but even he draws the line about throwing out an election.

Donald Trump has called Republicans in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Michigan. He’s sent Rudy to each of these states to spread conspiracy theories, farts, and covid.

Republicans say it’s impossible for Donald Trump to have lost to Joe Biden. Yeah, after tanking the economy, losing (at the time of the election) over 250,000 lives to a pandemic he mismanaged, then catching the virus he downplayed, and four years of defending Nazis, it really doesn’t make any sense that the majority of voters would reject him…again.

Next week, the states will send their votes to Congress where individual congressman can object to each state. This will be fun.

What would happen if Trump actually succeeded at stealing the election? Will he pardon all the goons who helped him steal it? Will he charge them for those pardons? Will he become an absolute dictator? Because if Donald Trump steals this election, elections won’t matter anymore.

We can’t allow our nation to become a dictatorship. It was bad enough, horrible really, having a narcissistic, sexist, racist, stupid reality TV show host as president (sic). I don’t want one as our dictator.

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Roughing It, Volume 43


Here are a bunch of roughs from the week before last week. I totally forgot to post this blog last Sunday. Oops!

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I liked this idea and I drew the final version for CNN.

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And it turned out like this. I was pretty happy with it.

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I loved this one.

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This rough turned into…

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…this.

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This one turned into…

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…this.

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I almost drew this cartoon. I came back to it several times with adjustments. Now it’s too late.

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I’ve come back to this one a few times. I chose something else over it the night I roughed it out. Now, I can’t remember what that was.

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This was OK. I gotta say, Another reason I’m glad the daily briefings stopped is that I was getting tired of drawing them.

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Then I had a few Brian Kemp ideas I never finished.

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I liked this one.

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There was this one.

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And this one.

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This one sucked.

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This was OK.

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I thought of doing this one just for my clients who are tired of so many hard-hitting cartoons on Trump. I figured this would get a lot of reprints. But at the time, it really bored me.

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And this one I really liked. I’m sorry I didn’t get around to drawing it.

So, which ones are your favorites?

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Sniffy Is Squishy


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Key models from the federal government, you know that government headed by Donald Trump, says Georgia and 11 other states should wait until at least June 8 to reopen. But, Georgia decided to say “fuck it” and open now.

According to reports, Donald Trump and Mike Pence both called Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to congratulate him for rushing to kill his citizens. Even Dr. Deborah Birx refused to criticize the move.

Brian Kemp is a HUGE Trump sycophant. He didn’t order his state shut down until after he learned asymptomatic people could spread the coronavirus. That’s something he learned two months after everyone else. Trusting this guy’s judgment on reopening is like trusting Donald Trump on medical advice.

On Friday, Georgia is allowing bowling alleys, tattoo parlors, nail salons, and massage parlors to reopen. On Monday, restaurants and movie theaters can reopen. Church services can resume as well. His order also bars cities from imposing their own restrictions on businesses.

Georgia has seen 20,166 confirmed cases of coronavirus and had recorded 818 deaths resulting from the virus according to data collected by John Hopkins University. A model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, says that Georgia shouldn’t start relaxing social distancing until after June 15, when the state can begin considering other measures to contain the virus, such as contact tracing and isolation. We’re not even to the point yet where “everyone who needs a test gets a test.”

The mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms said, “I have searched my head and my heart on this and I am at a loss as to what the governor is basing this decision on.” She’s considering legal options to save her city and said, “You have to live to fight another day. And you have to be able to be amongst the living to be able to recover.”

By the way, The Walking Dead also started in Georgia.

Kemp is basing his decision on partisan politics and his decision will probably refuel the virus to impact his and surrounded states. You can expect to see a resurgence in about two weeks.

Brian Kemp listens to Donald Trump more than he listens to science. He is risking the lives of his citizens to give Donald Trump a rub down.

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Peachy Information


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If there’s one thing the Republican Party has taught us during this pandemic is that they suck handling a crisis.

To be honest, they suck generally. They give huge tax breaks to the rich claiming it’ll trickle down, which we’ve known was total bullshit since the Gordon Gekko era. They go after poor kid’s school lunches while building tanks in Ohio that’ll never leave a California warehouse. They scream about family values while looking for glory holes in airports. They work tirelessly to restrict abortion while watching children starve and go homeless. They demand poor people pee in cups before they can get welfare while they throw subsidies to Wall Street. They restrict voting for African Americans so they can steal elections. They redistrict to further disenfranchise minority voters. They scream about patriotism while ignoring Russia attacking our elections. They steal Supreme Court seats. On top of all that, they abandon every principle they ever had to support a grifting con artist in the White House and change their party into a massive cult that defends Nazis. Yeah, Republicans suck on a normal day. But now these racist bastards are proving they can’t manage, prepare, educate themselves, or take anything seriously until their own asses are on the line.

Senator Richard Burr told the public not to worry about an incoming pandemic, but was privately telling friends to panic and was selling all his assets in the stock market. That’s how a Republican prepares for a pandemic. Stock up on medical masks and ventilators? Later, but first, dump all your stocks. To be fair though, some Republicans didn’t dump all their stocks. Some invested in medical masks and ventilators.

Donald Trump called it a Democratic hoax and that he had the virus under control. When this nation had 15 deaths, he said the number would start going down. The virus would “disappear” like a “miracle.” He said, “Anyone who needs a test, gets a test.” He said people with the virus should go to work. He blamed Obama for a system that was outdated and for supplies not being restocked, despite the horrible fact Trump has been president for the past three years. If you take over a position and there aren’t any paper clips in your office, you’ll probably order some more paper clips instead of bitching three years later that your predecessor didn’t leave you any paper clips.

Now, Donald Trump says he always knew it was a pandemic. And Sean Hannity claims he never called it a hoax after he called it a hoax. It’s like someone who has his own TV show doesn’t realize it’s being recorded.

Mitch McConnell is blaming the White House’s failure at this on Democrats for impeaching Trump and distracting everyone. Mitch doesn’t realize this is admitting their response is a failure and that they’re incapable of multitasking. Maybe if Donald Trump wasn’t such a shitty human being trying to steal an election, we would have had a president who didn’t need to be impeached.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis refused to close beaches or issue a stay-at-home order based on Donald Trump’s behavior. You have to be an idiot not to realize Donald Trump is an idiot. Don’t base anything you do on Donald Trump unless you’re going for the opposite. For example: When Donald Trump said there wasn’t going to be a recession, that was time to prepare for a recession. Florida has been in the top five among states with coronavirus cases. Yet, DeSantis has been content to sit back scratching his ass while people were cramming the state’s beaches and churches.

Now, we have Brian Kemp, governor of Georgia. Guess what. Being a Republican, he sucks at being governor.

Brian Kemp was the secretary of state for Georgia which meant he regulated his own election to the governorship. He refused to recuse himself and instead, recused thousands of black Georgians off the voter rolls. Surprise! He won the election. And as governor, he followed Donald Trump’s lead at being unprepared and willing to let the people he swore to protect die.

Yesterday, Brian Kemp announced he was finally issuing an order for Georgians to stay at home. What took him so long? He just now found out the coronavirus can be spread by asymptomatic people. In case you’re a Republican, “asymptomatic” means a person with the virus who doesn’t display or feel any symptoms. Kemp said he just found out within the past 24 hours and that the information was a “game-changer.”

Here’s the thing about this: We’ve known, at least officially, that the coronavirus could be spread by people without any symptoms since the middle of February. In all honesty, we knew this since at least January.

Republicans have compared this to the flu, so let’s use that as an example. How many times in your life have you worried about someone giving you the flu before they felt or showed any symptoms? Say you go out with your friend Bucky. Two days later, Bucky is sick. Despite Bucky not displaying any symptoms, you’re worried he gave it to you, especially if you Republican guys were hanging out in airport bathrooms.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN said Brian Kemp not knowing this until a day ago is “inexcusable.” He said, “My kids who go to school in Georgia knew that a month ago.” Of course, they did and not just because their father is Sanjay Gupta. We all knew that. Right?

I knew this and I’m a cartoonist who’s a college dropout. Is it too much to ask that the governor of the great state of Georgia be a little more informed on a pandemic killing people in his state than a college dropout cartoonist?

What’s really bad about this is the CDC (Center for Disease Control) talked about this on a call on February 4th. The CDC is located in…wait for it…GEORGIA!!! It’s in Atlanta (In case you’re a Republican, Atlanta is in Georgia). Where’s the state capital? Also in Atlanta. To be exact (because I look shit up, yo), Georgia’s governor’s mansion is 6.4 miles from the CDC.

It’s not just inexcusable for a governor of a state not to brief or educate himself on this virus, it’s malpractice. There are only two explanations for Brian Kemp’s proclamation of ignorance: He’s lying or he’s really that fucking stupid. He is a Republican so both explanations are possible.

I think for the governor’s safety, we should alert him to more facts. Facts like, don’t stick a fork into an electrical socket. Look both ways before crossing the street. Don’t fill up on salad at a buffet. Don’t pet sharks. Never eat the yellow snow. Don’t lick stripper poles. When picking up some strange, always check the neck. Don’t spit in the wind, don’t tug on Superman’s cape, and don’t mess around with Jim.

And for your safety, don’t vote for Republicans.

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Butt In Georgia…


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Republicans cheat.

While Republicans like Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and Lindsey Graham scream about the Democrats’ thirst for power, they ram through a Supreme Court Justice without a thorough background check on the guy, after they stole a SCOTUS seat and lowered the number of votes needed for confirmation.

While they scream about imaginary illegal immigrants and dead people voting and the sanctity elections, they ignore Russian meddling and work to suppress the votes of minorities.

Republicans in Waller County, Texas have been trying to keep students at Prairie View A&M University from voting since the 1970s. While the county is almost 60% white, Prairie View is a historically black university with nearly 10,000 students.

Students are allowed to vote where they go to school, whether it’s Prairie View or Harvard. Students at Prairie View were given two university addresses to use for voter registration. Then, the county changed their mind and said all of those registered at the “wrong” address wouldn’t be able to vote.

When Democratic congressional candidate Mike Siegel sent a field director to the county courthouse to deliver a letter demanding the county update the status of students, he was arrested for “disturbing the peace.” This was after the arresting officer asked him which party he was from.

In North Dakota, about 2,300 Native Americans were just prevented from voting. Many Native Americans in North Dakota can’t have mail delivered to a physical address (because the U.S. postal service does not provide residential delivery to their rural Indian communities), so they use post office boxes. Those addresses are on their IDs. North Dakota and the Supreme Court has agreed, that if a physical address is not on the ID, then they can’t vote. This is why we don’t want Republicans putting people on the Supreme Court.

In Alabama, the state shut down DMVs in rural (mostly black) communities, forcing residents to travel to get IDs. This has since been reversed, but the cheaters tried.

In Georgia, Democrat Stacey Abrams is running for governor against Republican Brian Kemp. Abrams is the first African-American to win a party nomination for the seat in that state.  At this point, polls have the race in a dead heat.

But, Georgia’s Secretary of State has put over 53,000 voter registrations on hold, citing a stupid “exact match” verification policy. The “exact match” policy holds that a resident’s voter application must replicate the information on file with the Social Security Administration and the state’s Department of Driver Services. So, if there’s one slight difference, say a hyphen in a name or the address uses “road” instead of “Rd,” then it’s flagged or put on hold.

Did I forget to mention that Georgia’s Secretary of State is…wait for it…Brian Kemp, the Republican running for governor?

Republicans cheat, even in red states where they have the advantage. Republicans hold all three branches of government despite representing fewer Americans than Democrats. Republicans need to cheat with fuckery like gerrymandering and voter suppression to actually win. It’s the only way it works for them.

If you’re an American citizen, you should have the right to vote. Nobody should get in your way. You shouldn’t have to go through an obstacle course to practice your constitutional right. I swear, for a bunch of “constitutionalists,” as they claim they are, Republicans sure seem to hate the document.

If you are unsure, or just to be sure, go to vote.org and check your registration status. Don’t be surprised on Election Day at the polls because you never know if some Republican hasn’t screwed with your life while you were sleeping, or he was distracting you with some other bullshit, because Republicans are bastard covered bastards with a bastard crème filling.

If you care more about imaginary crap like illegal immigrants and ghosts voting and have no concern at all about suppressing the votes of minorities, you’re a hypocrite and a racist. Get off your ass and vote, and don’t get in someone else’s way while you’re doing it.

Creative note: Yes, I have done the peach/butt gag twice before. Once last July and another time last year. Maybe now I’ll get tired of it.

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