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Stupid Son Of A…


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There may be a lot of douches over at Fox News, but there are only two Doocys (not to be confused with “deuce,” but it’s OK if you do confuse them). They have two Doocys but they can’t keep one Shephard Smith.

Yesterday, the president of the United States of America (in case you’re a Republican, the current president is Joe Biden), called a reporter a “stupid son of a bitch.” Yeah, he’s from Fox News so it’s probably true because, in addition to that fact, he’s also the son of Steve Doocy. And while we can make fun of it, laugh, and tweet about it, like I did yesterday (only to have a fucker from Fox News steal my joke), a president shouldn’t ever attack the press. But, we know it’s not the first time.

Presidents have been quarreling with the press and calling individual journalists vulgar names since there have been presidents and journalists. Journalists don’t exist to give politicians the coverage they want. They don’t go to press conferences only to ask questions a politician wants to answer. Donald Trump literally asked a reporter once, “Why can’t you ask a nice question?”.

CNN’s Jake Tapper defended Steve Doocy during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night. Tapper said, “I don’t think any president should be calling any reporter a dumb son of a bitch.” Jake’s right, even if the reporter is a “dumb son of a bitch” asking a stupid question.

Sometimes a reporter has to ask a stupid question just to get a politician on record like, “Do you disavow all the Nazis and Klansmen who support you and are naming their babies after you?” With Donald Trump, the answer would probably be, “I don’t know anything about Nazis or Klansmen but I hear they love their country.” There’s also the background that he too named one of his racist babies “Donald.”

What Peter Doocy asked the president (the real one, not the president of Mar-a-Lago) yesterday during a press conference at the White House was if he thought “inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms.” President Biden responded with, “”No, it’s a great asset. More inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch.” 

They’re calling it a “hot-mic moment,” but since the President (the guy who won the popular vote and electoral college), was standing at the same podium where he had just been speaking into microphones, I’m pretty sure he knew they were “hot.”

While this has received a lot of coverage on TV news, and all the outrage from the Right on social media, everyone seems to be overlooking the fact that it was indeed a stupid question that only a stupid son of a bitch would ask. This guy wants to know if a president thinks inflation is bad politically, and he’s a professional reporter hired to cover the White House? What’ll Doocy ask a politician next? Do you think all those dead hookers and cocaine found in the trunk of your car will be a political liability? Do you wish law enforcement authorities had not found all that child porn on your government-issued laptop? Do you now regret going to that 1997 Valentine’s Day party in blackface? Are you glad there’s a newly-released video of you dancing the “Boot Scootin’ Boogie?” Do you now regret the support you gave white nationalists in their attempt to overthrow the government? OK, maybe they’re not all stupid questions.

The president (the one who lives in the White House today) later called Doocy to apologize, which seemed to upset Sean Hannity. Presidents aren’t supposed to apologize for their insults…at least the fake one doesn’t.

Jake Tapper is right. Presidents shouldn’t be slinging out derogatory insults at reporters. He told Jimmy Kimmel, “Standards for decency don’t have to do with whether or not you like the people who are being treated poorly. It has to do with the standard.”

Tapper is also correct with his comment, “And yes I realize that Peter’s channel would never come to my defense like that, so it is what it is.” 

A journalist should do the right thing, no matter who the president is (Joe Biden) or if the reporter is a really bad one working for a “news” outlet with a far-right pro-racist agenda. Fox News doesn’t always get that.

While the douches, deuces, and Doocys over at Fox News are having fainting spells over this, they all sat back, chortled, chuckled, and snorted when the Trump administration tried to ban Jim Acosta from covering the White House.

But it was their own reporter whom Trump attacked and said she had “blood coming out of her wherever.” Now was that before or after Fox News had jumped on the Trump Train?

Donald Trump has insulted a lot of reporters. He’s called them stupid, lightweight, nasty (the females), terrible, wise guy, third-rate, and told one he wasn’t thinking. He asked April Ryan, a black female reporter, if she knew everyone in the Black Congressional Caucus. He told CBS’s Weijia Jiang to “go ask China.”

Most of all, let’s not forget his attacks on the media itself and his attempts to destroy its credibility. He famously calls the free press “fake news.” He’s called it “phony.” He’s called it “corrupt.” He called The New York Times the “Failing” New York Times. He calls The Washington Post “The Amazon Washington Post.” To Trump, the greatest sin a journalist can commit is to publish the truth about him.

Donald Trump also voiced support to get rid of the First Amendment, which has been carefully ignored by all the “constitutionalists” out there.

This isn’t to do a whatabout in defense of Joe Biden. And other Democratic presidents, such as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, have also attacked the press and reporters. The point is, presidents should cherish and support the First Amendment and a free press. Without a free press, there is no democracy.

And even if Fox News is full of Stupid sons of bitches like the Doocys, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Jeannine Pirro, they are still protected by the First Amendment.

I’m sure Joe Biden knows this. He is the real President of the United States of America after all.

Music Note: I jammed out to Adriano Celentano, L’ Italiano, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs while drawing today’s cartoon.

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

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Putin On The Blitz


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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 already wrote about the subject so let me write about the cartoon. I had a great time drawing this cartoon.

I usually send several ideas in rough sketches to my editors at CNN. Occasionally, I only have to draw one. Rich was my editor this week and he said I hit it on the first try. I was really excited to draw this cartoon but also daunted that I now had to draw this cartoon.

The rough is very detailed for a rough. I was really getting into it so I drew more for it than I usually do. I considered making the final version on top of it, but I put it aside and started over. I was afraid the final version wouldn’t be as good as the rough, and that happens a lot. But I think this one came out pretty well. I especially liked the animation of it.

A colleague told me it inspired him to do more aerial views. It’s a good way to depict the Oval Office.

Music Note: There was a weird musical mix for the drawing of this cartoon, but I needed a lot to get into the crosshatching zone. I listened to Buddy Holly, Supertramp, and Sublime.

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

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Tucker M&M


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Author Michael Harriot tweeted, “I can’t believe I’m saying this but I agree with Tucker Carlson. The new m&ms are totally unfuckable.”

Right now you might be asking yourself, does Tucker Carlson wanna get it on with an M&M, or is he just bottom-feeding for fake outrage?

Right-wing lunatics have been beefing on about “cancel culture” before they even had the term “cancel culture.” For years, they’ve been circling the wagons around their whiteness, religion, and masculinity. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is one of the ring leaders for this ridiculousness.

They’ve been pissed about Dr. Seuss removing one of its more racist books from future publications, Mr. Potatohead dropping the “Mr,” the sexual-harassing French skunk being removed from Space Jam 2, and now they’re upset over androgynous M&Ms…or something like that.

Since the 1990s, M&Ms has conducted a marketing campaign of the candy as walking and talking cartoon characters. As far as corporate mascots go, it’s not bad. It’s at least better than that annoying Gecko, and don’t get me started on that insurance emu. But each of these M&M characters has its own personality. I’ve never paid that much attention to it but now it’s been pointed out to me that two of them are female and supposedly…sexy?

The Mars corporation, which owns the candy and fills it with chocolate from African child slave labor, is trying to “diversify” the characters and make them more “inclusive.” Tucker is outraged. No, not over the child labor, silly, but that one of the sexy M&Ms isn’t someone he’d like to have a drink with. Yeah. like he would ever have a shot. Tucker is more concerned about brown candy being desexualized than he is about brown children being forced to work in a slave cocoa mine. Priorities, people.

That’s some serious white privilege entitlement. Oh, no. My candy’s not sexy anymore.

Tucker is one of those guys who you know was inventing imaginary girlfriends when he was in white privilege prep school. You had one of those kids in your class. He had a girlfriend but she lived in Canada. And since real flesh-and-bone women wouldn’t give them the time of day except for it being time to buzz off, they’d ogle cartoon women. While most boys were debating Ginger vs. Mary Ann, these frustrated nitwits were comparing Velma to Daphne, Wilma to Betty, Betty to Veronica, Leela to Marge, and Lola Bunny to Jessica Rabbit, who wasn’t bad, but just drawn bad.

So either Tucker, being the divisive fuck that he is on a divisive network, is just looking for some good material to rile up his racist already outraged base, or he’s really horny for some M&M S&M.

In Tucker’s eyes, he probably sees Blue M&M, Yellow, M&M, Orange M&M, Red M&M, Green M&M, and Token M&M. It’s Green and Brown (token) who are the females. Green is trading in her white Nancy Sinatra boots for trainers and Brown is lowering the height of her heels. C’mon, Tucker. You walk around in high heels all day while fighting off horny Red M&M then tell me you don’t want to wear something more comfortable?

Is the concern here about identity? Are we afraid if Green M&M goes from boots to sneakers, that it’ll make her not just less sexy, but androgynous? Does Tucker root around in the bag only to eat the green and brown ones as he can’t put a male M&M in his mouth?

Van Halen used to include in their riders, “no brown M&Ms.” A rider is a contract between a band and a promoter. They include details on what food and beverages will be served to the band. There are also things included like candles, rugs, and incense…frivolous rock-star privileges like that. Van Halen’s no-brown-M&Ms rule is one of the most famous rider inclusions. Were these rock stars so indulgent that they required promoters to hire someone specifically to pick out all the brown M&Ms? Was this done just to show they could make that demand? That’s part of it, but it was also a tactic to see if the promoter actually read the rider. If the band found brown M&Ms among all the catering, then what else did the promoter leave out? If there are brown M&Ms, then did the promoter ignore important safety issues in the contract? Because of the promoter’s lack of attention to the details, would it lead to David Lee Roth being electrocuted to death in Wichita by an ungrounded microphone thus forcing the band to hire a new lead singer who had more range, yeah, but he could only write lyrics that used food analogies to sex. So, the no-brown M&Ms thing was less about woke chocolate and more about their lead singer not being electrocuted to death before the band had the opportunity to fire him along with his assless leather pants.

Tucker went on one of his rants, calling the new M&Ms “less sexy, ” and said, “M&M’s will not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing and totally androgynous. Until the moment you wouldn’t want to have a drink with any one of them. That’s the goal.”

Have you bought a bag of M&Ms ever? If you look in the bag, they’re all pretty androgynous, because they’re candy, and there’s nothing really sexy about them. At least, not in my opinion. Again, it’s simple round candy. It’s chocolate in a colored shell. I don’t care if an M&M identifies as male or female. To me, I identify them as candy.

When I was a kid, my friends and I debated about M&Ms, but it was peanut vs. plain.
I like plain M&Ms.
I prefer peanut M&Ms.
You’re gay.

It was a simpler time.

What I wanna know is, which M&M does Tucker want to have a drink with? Which one does he find sexy? Does he find all of them sexy, even Blue? And don’t say Tucker doesn’t wanna hook up with Brown because Tucker is a white nationalist, but hold on there. Hall of Fame racist Strom Thurmond used to have sex with black women and not tell anyone, so maybe Tucker would have a drink with Brown M&M in some dark and seedy bar where can only enter through an alley and none of the patrons watch Fox News. Don’t judge.

And look at Mitch McConnell. You know Mitch is racist because he told us last week that black voters aren’t Americans, but his wife is Elaine Chao, who isn’t just a non-white person but also a real live woman who exists here in the real world.

Chocolate is good but I still don’t find it sexy, even in go-go boots. I don’t find Green M&M sexy, even in my current drought. But, despite being a cartoon of candy, Green M&M can still do a lot better than Tucker Carlson. So can Brown M&M. And you know what they say. Once you go Brown M&M, you don’t come back.

We’ve all been shot down and rejected at some point in our lives by the better sex, but I’d wager Tucker has experienced that more than most. He’s no David Lee Roth. Hell, he’s no Sammy Hagar. I bet even the bass player, Michael Anthony, gets more Green M&Ms than Tucker.

And now, Tucker can add being rejected by a cartoon to his list.

Creative note: I had about four ideas on this subject but I went with this one as it was the weirdest. My Tucker was kinda inspired by that old Warner Bros. cartoon where the city wolf invites his country wolf cousin to the city,, takes him to a club, and he howls at a red-head singer on stage.
Also, I did a Google Image search of “peep shows” and my first results were the yellow candy birds. Then I tried it with “peep show strippers” and I got a bunch of porn. I honestly wasn’t looking for either. I just wanted to see the layout of the windows and the money machine. I eventually just had to invent it myself.

Music Note: Today, I jammed out to the Red Hot Chili Peppers while drawing.

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

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Roughs, Volume 122


Hey, kids. I drew eight roughs last week and seven of them were on the Supreme Court.

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I liked this one but I really hate to give anything to the Lets-Go-Brandon fuckers. A lot of them would have seen this cartoon and thought I was on their side.

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This one might be my favorite of the SCOTUS roughs.

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This was the idea CNN picked.

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I liked this one too.

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And I liked this one too. I should shop these to other cartoonists. Just kidding.

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I drew this one for my clients. I really wanted to get something out on Djokovic.

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I kinda liked this one too. Have I done something on Joe Rogan yet that wasn’t just a rough? I can’t recall. If not, I need to.

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I sketched this up right after President Biden’s speech for voting rights. He said you either stand with Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr, and John Lewis, or you stand with Jefferson Davis, Bull Conner, and George Wallace. The Republicans backing Trump’s white nationalist goons who attacked the Capitol howled in protest. I made this into a cartoon for my newspaper clients.

This was the first cartoon I sent to my editor. When we start the process each week, I usually kick it off by sending a rough and then we go from there. I never have much expectation the first idea will be chosen as I don’t know what our subject will be at that point.

Which of these are your faves? Don’t be shy.

Music Note: I didn’t listen to anything while drawing these roughs. My TV was on CNN.

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

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

Tip Jar: if you want to support the cartoonist, please send a donation through PayPal to clayjonz@gmail.com. You can also snail it to P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.

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Mitch, Please


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Politicians make gaffes. Some examples are Gary Johnson’s “What is Aleppo?” Rick Perry unable to name the third department he’d eliminate (which he was later appointed to head by Trump). George W. Bush’s “Fool me once, shame on you…fool me…can’t get fooled again.” President Obama’s “57 states,” which Republicans still can’t let go. And then there’s Joe Biden in the 2008 campaign when he said then-Senator and candidate Barack Obama was “articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” Every politician has gaffes, but what Senate Minority Leader and anti-Voting Rights goon Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday was NOT a gaffe.

When asked what he’d tell black voters who are afraid the Senate’s failure to pass the Voting Rights Act will prevent them from voting in this November’s mid-terms, Mitch said, “If you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high percentage as Americans.”

When I first saw this on social media, I thought it was a parody. And as I often state, it’s getting harder and harder to parody satire. Did Mitch McConnell really state that black voters aren’t Americans? Yes, yes he did.

Millions are now asking, “Why would Mitch say that?” They’re scratching their heads and scratching and scratching, and they keep on scratching until they draw blood…but stop that scratching, America (all of you, not just the white ones). It’s no mystery why Mitch McConnell would say something like this. There’s a simple and obvious answer.

The reason why Mitch McConnell would state that black people aren’t Americans but white people are is that Mitch McConnell is a racist. Duh. So, his statement was not a gaffe. It was a Freudian slip. A Freudian slip is when you accidentally expose how you really feel.

Way back in the day, politicians didn’t have to hide their hate. They would openly campaign on their hate, like George Wallace, Strom Thurmond, and Jesse Helms. Now, they have to use code words to racists and other assorted haters. These are dog whistles. A racist Republican can’t say the N-word anymore so he’ll say “thug.” If another can’t say the word “Jew” in one of his rants, he can replace it with “globalist.” You can also let people know where you stand by saying “build the wall,” “send them back,” “critical race theory,” and “vote Trump.” They’re all dog whistles.

The thing about white conservatives is that they want this nation to continue being controlled by whites. They want a white America. Even as Caucasians are losing their majority, they believe they are entitled and should have more representation than the rest of America. Look at the Supreme Court. Every GOP nominee is white except for the black friend. The “black friend” is the “proof” conservatives to use that they’re not racist.
Republicans are now changing voting laws throughout the country to maintain and create Republican majorities in state legislatures, Congress, and to win the presidency, but also to keep white control. There’s a line in the cartoon Family Guy where a rich person gripes that in the good ole days, white people controlled 100 percent of America instead of what it controls now, 99 percent.

Republicans will cheat to maintain their white control. It’s why they gerrymander. It’s why old racist Kentucky fucks like Mitch McConnell steal Supreme Court seats.

But, they’re supposed to use dog whistles and pretend like they’re crafting racist laws for the good of everyone, so they use phrases like “voter integrity,” when there’s no mass voter fraud. They use Martin Luther King Jr’s speech on judging content of character and not skin color to justify voter suppression based on skin color. And in case you haven’t noticed, when they talk about fictional voter fraud, they point at “inner-cities.” That’s another dog whistle. But those dogs don’t hunt and we see right through you.

And then Mitch throws up an airball which is still hanging. Everyone can see it. Mitch McConnell, your racism is showing.

“Mitch please” has been trending on Twitter over the past two days and thousands of black Americans are letting Mitch know something he didn’t before Wednesday. Black Americans are Americans.

In Mitch’s statement, he referred to black voters as “African-Americans” before he made the statement about “Americans.” But, Mitch. How can someone be an African-American if they’re not American? Also, how can they vote if they’re not an American? Oh….now I see. You don’t think black people are Americans which means they don’t deserve the right to vote in American elections, so that’s why you’re trying to take it away.

Paula Dunn Brown tweeted a photo of herself with the caption, “I’m so American I don’t even know which part of Africa Mitch’s ancestors stole mine from!!”

The real irony here is that taking away voting rights and creating laws making it harder for ANY American is unAmerican. What’s also unAmerican is supporting a coup, attempting to overthrow an election, building a wall to keep out immigrants, voting for the candidate favored by a Russian president, spreading an election lie, trying to overturn an election, or starting conspiracy theories that the first black president wasn’t born in America, or telling Americans they’re not American.

Mitch McConnell and his Republican goon colleagues are telling us who is and isn’t American. It’s a truly white privilege to designate yourself as that authority.

Mitch, please.

Music Note: While drawing this cartoon, I listened to Tom Petty.

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

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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One Scoop, Two Scoops, Three Scoops, Vlad Scoops


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The White House may not admit it, but you know you kinda messed up when you have to clarify the president’s statements the day after. The Trump White House had to do it on a near-daily basis. Remember when they had to tell us the president (sic) was NOT endorsing drinking bleach or cramming light bulbs up your ass to cure COVID? Good times.

But, yes. President Biden messed up. First, he shouldn’t have given a two-hour press conference. Anyone who speaks for two hours is gonna screw something up.

Republicans jumped on the speech before they knew what to gripe about. They always accuse Biden of being mentally impaired and that his speeches are incoherent rambles…but they must not be listening to the same speeches we are. It’s ridiculous to have to point out that Biden is clear and informed on the issues. Also, these people supported the guy who talked about invisible airplanes, didn’t understand the nuclear triad, had just learned Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, thought Frederick Douglass was still alive and being “recognized more and more,” believes Second Corinthians is “Two Corinthians,” couldn’t pronounce “Yosemite,” “Thailand,” “Nevada,” “Kamala Harris,” and every time he said “China,” it would come out more like “vagina.” I saw one critic complain that Biden did his press conference during the day and not at night when all other presidents would conduct press conferences. That’s not even close to being true but if it was, so what? When someone complains about stuff like that, it means they don’t have anything to criticize. It’s like Biden and ice cream.

I’ve seen a lot of conservative cartoonists include ice cream in their Biden cartoons like that’s a bad thing? It’s like they don’t remember President Hamburglar. My use of ice cream here isn’t a criticism of Biden liking ice cream. In fact, I challenge that he likes ice cream more than I do. God, I love ice cream. But anyway, he kinda messed up.

During the president’s two-hour press conference, he answered a question on Russia invading Ukraine with, “What you’re going to see is that Russia will be held accountable if it invades and it depends on what it does. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion, and then we end up having to fight about what to do and not do, etc.”

A lot of people freaked out including the president of Ukraine. They felt he was giving Russia permission to commit an “incursion” but not to “invade.” And honestly, that could be exactly how Russia would take it. But it’s clear he was talking about there being different reactions to how much Russia does, it’s probably just not good to say that.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted, “We want to remind the great powers that there are no minor incursions and small nations, just as there are no minor casualties and little grief from the loss of loved ones. I say this as the President of a great power.” Ukraine is a very important nation but I don’t know about the “great power” part of that.

The day after Biden’s stumble, he clarified his statements. The President said, “If any assembled Russian units move across the Ukrainian border, that is an invasion. Let there be no doubt if Putin makes this choice, Russia will pay a heavy price.” Except, he said “assembled” Russian units. What if there is encroachment into Ukraine by unassembled Russian units? I’m shocked Republicans aren’t screaming about this detail.

The worry and quibbling over Biden’s speech are based on the concern that NATO countries may not (they won’t) agree on a response if Russia invades Ukraine. There is a lot of trade between western Europe and Russia, specifically oil. Have you seen oil prices lately? While the United States may call for strong sanctions on Russian oil, Germany might just call for a sanction on Russian nesting dolls. Yeah, that’ll hurt ’em. Grrrr, and there’s more where that came from. There hasn’t even been a sanction on Russian vodka.

The truth is, the only help coming to Ukraine if Russia invades are military supplies and sanctions. Nobody’s going to help Ukraine fight a war against Russia. After Ukraine became an independent nation again after the breakup of the Soviet Union, it became a puppet to Russia. And like Russia, it was a phony democracy. Only after it became a true democracy did Putin start his “incursions.” He invaded and took Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Most sanctions from the west for the Ukraine “annexation” have been against individuals, not against the Russian nation itself. Most Russians who were sanctioned said it was a “badge of honor.” So, what sort of sanctions will there be if Putin invades Ukraine? Will there be some actual harsh sanctions?

In the U.S, Republicans and Trumpers support Putin and Russia. White nationalists love Vladimir Putin. He’s their guy. They love Putin as much as I love ice cream…maybe even more.

When it comes to Ukraine, I don’t think it matters what President Biden says or how he says it. Putin will take as many scoops as he wants.

Music Note: While drawing this cartoon, I listened to Jefferson Airplane, and then I listened to Jefferson Starship, but I didn’t listen to Starship.

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

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

Tip Jar: if you want to support the cartoonist, please send a donation through PayPal to clayjonz@gmail.com. You can also snail it to P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.

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Wordle With Manchin


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The voting rights bill currently being considered by the Senate would standardize election laws across the country and restore provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But thanks to two Democratic senators, it doesn’t look like it’s going to pass. What does that mean for voting rights?

It means red states can continue to make voting harder for black voters and other minorities. They can decrease dropboxes in black districts, hours to vote, days to vote, and where people can vote. They can make mailing voting applications illegal. They can make it illegal to hand a bottle of water to a voter in line. They can make laws where legislatures overrule voting boards. They can eliminate offices where people get identifications in majority-black counties. They can limit voting by mail. And they’re doing all of this on a lie. There was no massive voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

This is an attack on voting rights, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, and democracy. Republicans don’t care how they win just so long as they win. They don’t care if every eligible American is allowed a voice…just the white folks. And all these voting laws being changed are being done on a lie.

Mitch McConnell and a few other Republicans openly state that Joe Biden won the presidential election and that the Big Lie being told by Trump and the majority of Republicans is just that, a big lie. But, they’re more than happy to use the Big Lie to change voting laws which only help Republicans.

Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema value the filibuster rule over voting rights. That’s fucked up. They both claim they support voting rights but won’t remove the filibuster to restore voting rights. That means they do NOT support voting rights.

The filibuster is a stupid rule that was created to stop votes in the Senate. It was created in 1806 and the tactic was for a senator to keep speaking, holding the floor up thus delaying a vote he knew his side was going to lose. How do you prevent losing a vote? Stop the vote.

There are 100 senators in the United States Senate. In case you’re a Republican, a majority of 100 is 51. If you’re an old cranky pro-segregationist senator who wants to stop those 51 senators from passing something you hate, but you can’t beat them in a vote, then you stop the vote. How is this fair? It’s not.

If a senator was against a bill and knew there were at least 51 other senators (again, Republicans…a majority) who were going to pass it, then he’d hold the vote up by yapping for as long as he could. And it wasn’t used much…until the Civil Rights era.

The filibuster was used by Strom Thurmond to stop the Civil Rights Act of 1957. It was used again to stop the Civil Rights at of 1964 by Richard Russell. The filibuster for racist senators was more effective than the KKK.

The Senate decided they needed to limit the scope of the filibuster so that one a single segregationist senator wouldn’t be able to hold up a vote by yammering for hours on end. But somehow, they made it easier and changed the rules so that the only requirement to filibuster was to post a letter issuing an intention to filibuster. The fuckers don’t even need to physically hold the floor anymore.

If Manchin and Sinema really believe the filibuster is sacred, then how about going back to its roots when a senator had to speak to hold the floor? There is nothing sacred in the United States Senate, especially the filibuster.

Mitch McConnell changed the rules so there could be no filibuster for Supreme Court nominations and all that’s needed is a simple majority of 51 votes. If you want to fund a farm bill, school lunches, disaster relief, or to save the right to vote, you can’t do it with a simple majority of votes, you need a supermajority of 60…unless you’re trying to put accuses rapists and religious zealots on the court for the next 30 to 40 years. The filibuster is not a sacred rule to Republicans. They have proven this.

The United States Constitution, which is also sacred, is explicit and only requires supermajority votes, 2/3 in each chamber, for proposing constitutional amendments, conviction on impeachment charges, expelling members of Congress, ratifying treaties, and overriding presidential vetoes. Guess who came up with the idea that ending debate on a simple majority vote was redundant, which convinced the Senate to eliminate that and create the filibuster in 1806? Aaron Fucking Burr, the murderer of Alexander Hamilton.

This sacred filibuster is the by-product of the murderer of founding father Alexander Hamilton. This is some fucked-up shit. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, along with the Republican Party, aren’t just on the same side as Jefferson Davis, Bull Conner, and George Wallace, but also Aaron Burr.

The filibuster has changed and changed and changed again. It’s not sacred. What is sacred are voting rights in this nation. The right for every eligible American, white, brown, black, red, yellow, etc, to vote is more sacred than a rule created to help racists block desegregation and voting rights.

If Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema were in the United States Senate in 1957, they would have stood to the side and allowed Strom Thurmond to block the Civil Rights Act.

I don’t really know if Joe Manchin or Kyrsten Sinema would suck at Wordle, but they suck at being Democrats. They suck at being United States Senators. And just like Republicans, they suck at being Americans.

Creative note: I have heard of Wordle and I even read a little about it. Mostly, I’ve seen people posting their Wordle stuff on Facebook while not understanding any of it. But, I understand it a little bit more now after researching for this cartoon. I knew it was five words but what I did miss was that you get six tries. From a graphic, I thought it was four. Thanks to proofreader Laura, I got educated…but not before I had already drawn the cartoon. Laura also picked the colors for the Wordle graph in this cartoon. She also suggested I play Wordle before I published the cartoon, which she loved, so I could understand it better. But I didn’t have time or the desire for that. Laura is really smart though, which is why I rely on her…duh. She’s a Scrabble champion or something like that and now she’s a Wordle player. She’s good with words. Me not so good much with words.
I do wish that I had given it six tries instead of the four because I thought of another way to do this…but it was too late.

Second creative note: I’m also challenging newspapers with the words “sucks” and “screw.” Yes, newspapers are historically afraid of these words. I’m trying to change that.

Music Note: I listened to Bruce Springsteen while drawing today’s cartoon.

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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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Rudy Tooty Colludy Subpoodied


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The January 6 Committee has issued subpoenas for Jenna Ellis, Boris Epshteyn (you can’t have a good Trump controversy without a Boris), Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani. This should be fun.

Jenna Ellis drafted a memo on how then-President (sic) Trump could invalidate the election results by exploiting an obscure law. Sidney Powell worked on election lawsuits, spread wild conspiracy theories about voting machines, China, George Soros, the Clintons, and Hugo Chavez, all while raising money on the Big Lie. And Boris chased down false allegations of voter fraud in Arizona and Nevada and worked with the Trump administration (sic) to delay the certification of Biden’s election victory. But Rudy….oh, Rudy. Sweet, sweet Rudy.

Rudy Giuliani, who some still call “America’s Mayor,” is an international embarrassment. Being a Trump sycophant is bad enough, but to go from America’s Mayor to a ridiculous lying farty Trump poodle with leaky hair that people are laughing at is something totally original.

Rudy Giuliani was an embarrassment making contradictory claims on CNN and Fox News. He eventually made his lies exclusive to Fox News as CNN anchors kept asking him real questions, like, “Did you just admit to something you had just denied?”. Fun stuff.

Remember when Trump claimed he had no knowledge about hush payments to porn star Stormy Daniels who he had raw-dogged in a Las Vegas hotel room after she spanked him with a rolled-up magazine that had his daughter’s photo on it, and then Rudy went on Hannity and told him the president (sic) paid back Cohen after he had “funneled” the money to Stormy Daniels? Remember Hannity’s face when learning this information after previously using his show to declare how there had never been any hush payments? Remember Hannity’s face when he asked, “funneled”?

Remember when Trump said there was no quid pro quo by withholding military aid from Ukraine until they announced they were investigating Joe Biden, and then a tape came out with Giuliani offering Ukraine officials a quid pro quo and that their president could be invited to the United States and have a meeting with Trump if the investigations were announced? Good times.

After the election, Giuliani brought failed lawsuits and hearings to state legislators to overturn the election. He advised Trump to seize voting machines. He spread lies about Dominion Voting Systems, the company that provided the voting machines, who are now suing Giuliani for billions. Yes, billions with a “B”.

Remember when Giuliani scheduled a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Pennsylvania, but fucked up and scheduled it in the parking lot at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, which was next to a sex shop? Remember how he went ahead and held the press conference anyway?

Remember the press conference where Rudy’s hair started leaking black goo?

Remember the legislative hearing when Rudy was farty?

Remember the hearing before the Michigan legislature where he brought a witness he had failed to vet beforehand? Remember how his unvetted witness made wild claims about voter fraud she never witnessed?

Remember all the times Rudy spoke before courts and legislatures despite failing to research what he was talking about?

Remember when Rudy invited what he thought was an underage girl into his private hotel room “for a drink,” but was instead punked by Borat? Great times.

Remember when Rudy called for “trial by combat”? You should remember that because it was at the Trump rally on January 6, 2020, right before Trump’s white nationalist goon squad attacked the United States Capitol in an attempt to overturn a democratically-held election to install Trump as a fascist dictator. Again, good times.

Rudy sucks at using phones. Remember the time he butt-dialed a reporter who got to overhear Rudy ranting about the Bidens being corrupt? Remember when he did it again to the same reporter, laying out a strategy to raise money for his “Investigations,” saying, “The problem is we need some money”?

Remember when Rudy called Senator Tommy Tuberville on January 6 in an attempt to block certification of the election and left a voicemail, except he accidentally called Senator Mike Lee? Remember on the recording when he said about the election certification, “We need you, our Republican friends, to try to just slow it down.”?

Remember that Rudy actually owns a cybersecurity firm but that he once needed an Apple employee to help him unlock his phone.

Remember when Rudy’s two associates, Lev and Igor (you can’t have a good Trump controversy without an Igor) who were helping him conduct “investigations” into Joe and Hunter Biden, were caught funneling Russian money to Republican candidates in the 2018 midterms?

Remember when Rudy had his law license suspended by the state of New York for making “demonstrably false and misleading statements” in courts?

Robert Costello, Rudy’s lawyer, called the subpoena “political theater” and said Giuliani would be covered by executive privilege, should Trump invoke it, as well as attorney-client privilege. But, Donald Trump can’t cite executive privilege because he’s not president (sic) anymore. Also, being an attorney for a criminal doesn’t protect you when you’re also his co-conspirator. Go ask Michael Cohen about that one.

Rudy’s shithead attorney also said, “They’re not going to charge Rudy Giuliani with anything, and they’re also not going to get any information from Rudy Giuliani factually.” Both statements are true. They’re not going to charge Rudy with anything because the January 6 committee can’t charge anyone. They can only refer charges. And, like shithead attorney said, the committee will not get anything “factually” out of Rudy because Rudy will lie his little greasy balls off. All they’re going to get from Rudy Giuliani will be farts and lies and lies and farts.

Remember when Rudy Giuliani was a respectable United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York? Remember when Rudy Giuliani was a respectable mayor of New York City? Remember when Rudy Giuliani had a license to practice law? Remember when Rudy Giuliani was not an international laughingstock?

Music Note: I listened to some Rolling Stones, Stone Temple Pilots, The Verve, and The Verve Pipe (those last two, because they’re right next to each other alphabetically) while drawing today’s cartoon.

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

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Trump Booster For DeSantis


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Donald Trump is mad. Sure, he’s always mad, but this occasion is interesting.

We’ve seen Trump hate on Republicans before. He’s had horrible things to say about John McCain, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Jeb Bush (he hates Bushes), Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and all Republicans who don’t kiss his ass.

During the 2016 Republican primaries, he attacked all the Republicans running against him. He said Rick Perry should have to take an IQ test to qualify for the debates. He attacked Ben Carson, insinuating he had a pathological disease that made him lose his temper and try to stab people. He called Bobby Jindal a “lightweight,” and Jindal responded by saying Trump is a “substance-free narcissist who looks like he’s got a squirrel sitting on his head.” He called Marco Rubio “Little Marco.” He gave out Lindsey Graham’s phone number at a rally. Trump called Rand Paul a “fake conservative” who is “truly weird,” and a “spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain.” He insulted Carly Fiorina’s looks by saying, “Look at that face.” He said Jeb Bush had “low energy.” He attacked the looks of Ted Cruz’s wife, suggested his father had a part in killing John F. Kennedy, and called Ted “Lyin’ Ted.”

Excluding John Kasich and Jeb Bush, most of those people Trump attacked became his ass kissers and sycophants. It’s weird. But now, instead of turning enemies into friends, Trump is about to turn a sycophant into an enemy. Trump is threatened by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Ron DeSantis is a horrible right-wing goon of a governor. He’s anti-mandates. He’s anti-face masks. He’s anti-science. He loves the racist dog whistles. He signed a bill live on Fox News that makes it legal to run over Black Lives Matter protesters. The racists love him. When he ran for governor, he aired ads telling assuring voters he was a huge Trumper and no one in Florida was a bigger MAGAt then he. He was even teaching his baby how to “build a wall” out of Legos in the ad. It was sick.

Trump is upset that DeSantis won’t publicly bow down before him. DeSantis is a presidential hopeful and he’ll run for the office someday. Trump is concerned it’ll be in 2024. Trump hasn’t declared yet but he wants DeSantis to declare he won’t run if Trump does.

It’s very early for this kind of stuff, but Trump is polling way ahead of DeSantis, but being the insecure baby that he is, Trump is scared.

Axios published a story saying Trump is privately telling people at Mar-a-Lago that DeSantis is “dull” and lacking in “personal charisma.” The story made its way to the Drudge Report. Before you know it, it’ll be on Fox News. It’s already on One America News Network but nobody watches that.

Trump has publicly admitted he received a booster to the coronavirus and attacked “gutless” politicians who won’t reveal their booster status. Keep in mind, Trump refused to do a public service announcement or have his vaccine injected on camera because he puts himself before the rest of the nation. While talking to One America News Network, he said, “You got to say it. Whether you had it or not, say it.” It was a swipe at DeSantis who has not “said it” and won’t say he won’t run for president if Trump runs.

During an interview on a right-wing fucknut podcast, DeSantis said he regretted not pushing back more aggressively when Trump advised Americans to stay home in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. He didn’t mention Trump by name, but who else was president (sic) in 2020?

DeSantis then blamed Dr. Anthony Fauci for convincing Trump to lock down the nation, which is framing Trump as a baby who can’t make his own decisions.

A lot of Republicans, including DeSantis, claim the media is inventing this feud and for us not to “take the bait.” But if there is a real feud, we’ll know it soon enough because Donald Trump is not good at keeping things to himself. Personally, I’m looking forward to this and will be stocking up on popcorn.

DeSantis is Trump’s Mini-Me. I don’t know if anyone has kissed Trump’s ass more than he has, other than Mike Pence and all those Republicans I mentioned above who were Trump’s targets in 2016.

If Trump and DeSantis engage in a contest of who’s more MAGA or better for the nation, my concern is which one is worse for the nation. They’re both horrible vile human-being-type things.

Maybe Florida can’t, but America can do better than what the cult gives us.

Music Note: My player landed on Blink 182’s self-titled album while I was drawing and from there I went to “Enema of the State.”

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

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

Tip Jar: if you want to support the cartoonist, please send a donation through PayPal to clayjonz@gmail.com. You can also snail it to P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.

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Ruth And Betty


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It was a struggle for me a few weeks ago when I did a cartoon honoring Betty White after her death. I was happy with the cartoon I did create and it did really well with my clients and on social media, which is rare. A couple days later, I thought of this idea and did one of those I-should-have-had-a-V8 slaps to my head. This was more my style. But, I decided to save it for Betty’s 100th birthday. My plan was to do the cartoon a day or two before her birthday so my newspaper clients could run it on her birthday. And then I forgot.

Over the weekend, I drew cartoons on Boris Johnson, Prince Andrew, Glenn Youngkin, and on Trump’s racists (which got me slapped by TikTok and YouTube. Racists have feelings, you know). I totally spaced out on Betty’s birthday. I usually tell Alexa to remind me of something upcoming, but I whiffed on this one. Alexa already has about 50 reminders for me and sometimes I don’t enunciate well and then six months later, I can’t understand what Alexa is reminding me to do. What the hell is “upload to goats?”

When Betty died, there was a lot of focus on her not making it to her 100th birthday, which was only weeks away. There was even a TV special planned for the event. Apparently, Death doesn’t care much for Neilsen ratings. But living to 99 is still an accomplishment, especially considering Betty White had good health for most of her life which is probably something required to live to be 99. I think the real injustice is that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn’t survive long enough for her replacement to be someone who shares her values, and before Republicans and Donald Trump would be able to put a cult-dwelling lunatic in her seat.

And you know what? Ruth Bader Ginsburg did survive long enough for her replacement to be someone more like her. I mean, she lived long enough if you were going to go by the Mitch McConnell rule for SCOTUS nominees. It was just too bad Mitch McConnell didn’t go by the Mitch McConnell rule for SCOTUS nominees.

Obama had ten months left in office when Justice Antonin Scalia died but McConnell said they couldn’t replace a justice in an election year as the people need to decide at the ballot box in the upcoming November election of 2016. Except, the people did decide when they elected President Obama to serve four years in 2012. McConnell refused to allow Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, a hearing. After Trump came into office with the aid of Vladimir Putin meddling in our election, McConnell gave the nomination to the orange toddler.

Four years later, in 2020, when Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, it was two months before the election. This time, McConnell rushed through the nomination of Amy Coney Barret, a right-wing religious zealot. His argument was that the people had spoken by giving the Senate the Republicans. But, going on Mitch’s previous argument, the people should have been allowed to have their say in the upcoming November 2020 presidential election, where they selected Joe Biden. Also, his argument about the people choosing a GOP senate is bunk too as most American voters voted for Democratic candidates for the United States Senate.

For the slow kids (Republicans), the U.S. Senate isn’t decided by population. It’s decided by states. It doesn’t matter if your state only has 500,000 people or 40 million, it gets two senators. Wyoming’s population is so small that they only have one representative in the House (which is decided by population). But Wyoming also gets two senators, the exact number California has, where the population is represented by 54 House representatives. If that doesn’t seem fair, it’s because it isn’t. Why should you have more representation than I do?

My point is, Mitch McConnell is a sonofabitch and you can’t trust him on anything. He lies. He doesn’t have principles. If he ever puts a line in the sand, the line moves. If the Golden Girls was still on TV when Betty White died, Mitch McConnell would have stolen that seat and had given it to Ann Coulter.

People like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema need to be aware of this. These two are so dedicated to the filibuster that they refuse to bend for voting rights. How in the hell is the filibuster more sacred than voting rights? But if the GOP retakes the Senate, Mitch McConnell isn’t going to care that two Democrats saved the Filibuster when their party had control. He doesn’t feel a need to honor the principles and ethics of others. He doesn’t care if people point out that he totally lacks principles and is a lying thieving hypocrite. He chuckles when people call him “Cocaine Mitch”. He laughed when asked if he’d replace a Supreme Court justice if an opening came up in the last year of a Trump presidency (sic). I remember this because it made my skin crawl.

The really bad thing is, while Sinema may be a newbie, kinda stupid, and not aware of this, Joe Manchin is fully aware of this. He’s been around long enough. He knows better. He knows you can’t trust Mitch McConnell or any of the Republicans. Unless he has amnesia, he doesn’t have an excuse.

I like Betty White. She was a great person. But when she died, I wasn’t sad because she was 99. I was much sadder and truly mourned when Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. When RBG died, we lost a lot more.

Music Note: The music I listen to while drawing usually doesn’t have anything to do with the cartoon’s subject matter. It’s usually something to put me in a zone for shading, crosshatching, and coloring. For today’s cartoon, I listened to the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, which has nothing to do with Betty White or Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

Tip Jar: if you want to support the cartoonist, please send a donation through PayPal to clayjonz@gmail.com. You can also snail it to P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.

Watch me draw: There will not be any new YouTube videos for at least the next two weeks. I’m on suspension…again.