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SCOTUS Erode Us


The far-right troglodyte court of religious zealots had a very busy week.

First, they ruled that religious private schools can receive taxpayer money. Naturally, this violates the separation of church and state which is in the Constitution.

Claiming they can actually comprehend the Constitution, SCOTUS’ next move was to allow people to carry concealed guns in New York City. I’ve been looking but I can’t find “concealed-carry” in the Constitution but I did find “well-regulated.”

Finally, SCOTUS did exactly what we expected them to do and that was to overturn Roe v. Wade based, not on the Constitution, but on their religious zealotry. If you’re a right-wing gun-humping religious zealot who wants to control women and tell them what they can and can’t do with their bodies, then you had a good week.

SCOTUS is overriding their function. They are legislating. Take the abortion case for example. They were hearing a case about banning abortions after a set number of weeks. Instead of just issuing a decision on that case, they created new laws. This is literally legislating from the bench.

The case they were hearing didn’t ask the court whether abortion is or isn’t constitutional, probably because most of the justices on the court have said that abortion is precedent and settled law.

The scary thing is, this is establishing a new precedent (irony abounds) for the court to strike down laws they’re not even hearing arguments about.

What will the Supreme Court strike down next that nobody’s asking them about?

Music note: I listened to a bunch of girl rock while drawing this (which took a while). I jammed to Paula Cole, Alanis Morrisette, the Cranberries, Melissa Etheridge, and Soul Asylum. Siri thinks Soul Asylum are girls.

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Sleeping With Clarence


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

This one was a lot of fun to draw. I sent seven roughs to my editor last week which included this idea. I was going to draw this cartoon for my syndicate if CNN passed it by. I actually felt that way about at least three of the ideas in that batch of seven. I was happy this was selected because it’s the exact kind of weirdness and irreverence I want in my work.

And I got to throw in Easter eggs. I don’t tell people what or where the eggs are. I often hide stuff in my cartoons that is never found by anyone. I never hide something in a cartoon that I think is vulgar or to try to fool an editor. That wouldn’t be professional and I want everything I hide to be found. I want to get caught. What’s the point of hiding things if I don’t want them found?

Jessica, the designer for the newsletter, emailed me saying she was trying to read the sign in the fishbowl when she noticed the alarm clock and she thought that was hilarious. I’ve only heard from one other person who noticed the alarm clock.

I was asked by a lot of readers about the photo on the night table and the guy on the phone. But don’t ask me. You gotta figure it out. It’s my rule. I don’t hide Easter eggs to tell you where they are.

I think the Easter eggs have finally become my thing which is something I never planned. In fact, I never plan them. They just kinda evolve while the cartoon is being made which also makes me put more time into the cartoons. That’s kind of a pain.

Hiding stuff in the cartoons, adding Easter eggs or eye candy, means I create a special audience for my work. If you read this, you’re special. It means you’re almost as weird as I am. But sometimes I think it takes special people to get what I’m doing. Only weirdos want to come along with me for the ride.

Buckle up.

Music note: I listened to Men At Work while coloring this one.

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Justice Jackson


by a 53-47 vote, The United States Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court yesterday, making her the first black woman in history to be on the court. Three Republicans, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski joined every Democrat in voting for her.

There should have been more Republicans voting for Justice Jackson as she’s one of the most qualified judges to ever be nominated for the Supreme Court, if not the most qualified. The three Republicans who voted for her know full well that Jackson will cast votes they disagree with, but they also know she’s qualified and understands the Constitution. These are qualifications the rest of the GOP in the Senate don’t care about, or at least not when their racist cultist base is watching.

Sure, you had Tom Cotton saying she would have defended Nazi war criminals. You had Marsha Blackburn asking her to define “woman.” You had Ted Cruz on a tangent about racist babies. You had Lindsey Graham upset and flailing his arms around about something or others. And then there was Josh Hawley, the goon who gave a fist salute to terrorists, being the ringleader for the attacks painting her as soft on pedophiles. But where were the more rational members of the GOP during this?

I get there was no hope to get votes from Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Tommy Tuberville, Chuck Grassley, or Rick Scott, even though some of them have voted for her in the past. But why didn’t Mitch McConnell vote for her? Voting for her could have helped his arguments for stealing Supreme Court seats and had made him look somewhat reasonable.

Why didn’t Louisiana’s Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy vote for her? Cassidy voted to impeach Trump so he’s somewhat reasonable. John Kennedy once rejected a Trump nominee for a lower court because he was unqualified…so why reject someone who is?

Others I could see crossing party lines to vote for her are Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Ben Sasse, Rob Portman, Jim Inhofe, Pat Toomey, John Cornyn, Mike Lee, and Tim Scott.

Tim Scott is the only black Republican in the Senate. He’s acknowledged racism from conservatives at times, so why join the racists in rejecting the first black woman on the Supreme Court? I know he represents South Carlina, but he could have chosen to be a powerful voice in doing the right thing. His vote to confirm could have prompted more yes votes from his side of the aisle. Besides, he had voted for her in the past.

And Lindsey Graham…this guy previously voted to confirm Judge Jackson to federal courts…twice. In fact…a lot of these Republicans had supported Jackson in the past.

Which Republicans voted to confirm Judge Jackson to federal courts in the past? They are Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Chuck Grassley, Richard Shelby, Mitch McConnell, Mitch Inhofe, John Cornyn, Mike Crapo, Richard Burr, John Thune, John Barrasso, Roger Wicker, Jim Risch, Roy Blunt, Jerry Moran, Rob Portman, John Boozman, Pat Toomey, John Hoeven, Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Deb Fischer, Tim Scott…wait for it…Ted Cruz.

So what happened between these Republicans voting yes to voting no? Did they not do their research last time? Did Judge Jackson do something new and despicable between the votes? Or…hear me out…the cameras were on?

After the vote and while Democrats celebrated, the Republicans walked out of the chamber. They went from voting for her to voting no to being disgusted she was confirmed. Republicans are all a bunch of posers who won’t even consider doing what’s right if there’s a camera in the room. They all just want to grovel and appeal to their MAGA racist bases…even the black guy.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson won’t change the political makeup of the court. Conservatives hold a 6-3 advantage. But I hope President Biden gets another appointment. Hell, the orange ass-clown got three. I’m looking long-term. I hope the future brings us Democratic presidents who get Supreme Court nominations who will stop Republicans from putting justices on the bench dragging this nation backward.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is a step in the right direction.

How disgusting do you have to be to be proud it’s on your record that you voted against the first black woman on the Supreme Court?

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Jail For Ginni


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Ginni’s Disappointing Hole


When the Supreme Court rejected Donald Trump’s efforts to block the National Archives from giving documents from his presidency (sic) to the January 6 committee investigating the attack on the Capitol building, only one justice dissented. I’ll give you one guess who that justice was.

In the weeks between the 2020 presidential election, won by Joe Biden over Donald Trump, and the January 6 attack, Ginni Thomas sent multiple text messages to Trump’s Chief-of-Staff Mark Meadows to do everything he could to overturn the election. Ginni is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Did you think that same-last-name-thing was just a coincidence?

In one of those messages, she urged Meadows to “release the Kraken and save us from the left taking America down.” The “Kraken” is what Trump’s ridiculous Qanon lawyer Sidney Powell kept promising to release which would prove the election was stolen by Democrats. We never got that Kraken. We did get a bunch of Crapen. Get it? Crap, Crapen, Kraken? Never mind.

In another text, she wrote, “I can’t see Americans swallowing the obvious fraud. Just going with one more thing with no frickin consequences.” She also wrote, “We just cave to people wanting Biden to be anointed? Many of us can’t continue the GOP charade.”

The texts were a part of more than 9,000 documents turned over to the Jan 6 Committee. The texts detailed Meadows’s interactions with Republican politicians and other assorted goons as they planned strategies to steal the election and install the guy who lost it, Donald Trump, as a fascist Cheeto dictator.

The committee got 29 text messages, most of which were from Ginni which makes me assume that at some point, it got too crazy even for Meadows to respond to, which is like the morning I woke up to find 19 blood-curdling messages from the girl I met in Las Vegas. Is it blood “curdling” or “curling?” Anyway, I was scared.

Here’s the thing, kiddos: Ginni was a part of the effort, coordinating with the Trump White House (sic), to steal an election and install Tiny Orange as a dictator. Her husband sits on the Supreme Court, which is supposed to be a check on the other branches of government (in case you’re a Republican, there are three branches of government, In case you’re Senator Tommy Tuberville, Congress is NOT two of them), and would later hear cases involving Trump’s attempt to overturn the election he lost.

Ginni is a GOP operative goon and a lot of the crap she’s involved in lands before the Supreme Court…which her husband, who is also a goon, will vote on. Does he ever recuse himself from cases that involve his wife? No. She claims they never discuss their work with each other. If they did, I can see it in my head in the style of one of J.D’s fantasies from the TV show Scrubs.

Clarence and Ginni are at the breakfast nook.
Clarence: Ginni, what will you be working on today?
Ginni: Oh, Clarence. I expect a busy day trying to install Donald Trump as a fascist Cheeto dictator by overturning the election he lost to the actual winner, Joe Biden. Grr, I hate Joe Biden.
Clarence: And how will you overturn it?
Ginni: By releasing the Kraken. What are your plans for today?
Clarence: Obviously, voting to support your Kraken. Grr, I hate Joe Biden too.
Ginni: You are the bestest judge ever, Clarence.
Clarence: I know. Can you pass the Coco Puffs? I’m really coo-coo for them.
Ginni: The doctor says you’re supposed to be eating Grape Nuts, but since you’re going to vote for my Kraken…

So, have you figured out which one of the nine Supreme Court justices voted to keep the Jan 6 Committee from seeing that Ginni Thomas tried to overturn a democratically-held election and install a fascist Cheeto dictator?

I’ll give you just one hint: He’s coo-coo.

Music Note: It’s Friday and I don’t have the idea for this week’s CNN cartoon yet, so I didn’t listen to music. I was thinking and watching news. It didn’t work.

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Ginni


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Kids, I’m in the Denver airport and it’s 5 AM. The coffee places are just now opening and they’re calling to me. I’m also super sleepy, so you’re not going to get a blog for this until later. Probably much later. Sorry. I’m on the move.

For now, someone else write the blog for me on this issue and leave it in the comments. This should be fun.

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15 Weeks


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Abortion is doomed, and with it, so is the Constitution.

Donald Trump is gone from the White House but his lingering stench will be smelled for at least the next 30 years. This is why Mitch McConnell stole two Supreme Court seats, one from President Obama and the other from President Biden. A juvenile pig like Donald Trump shouldn’t be allowed to order for himself off the McDonald’s kids menu less enough to have three nominations for the Supreme Court.

America, you got robbed.

Amy Coney Barrett, who was the second pick stolen from Democratic presidents by McConnell, tried to make a case that abortions weren’t necessary anymore since women could just drop babies off at police stations and firehouses. This is the best legal mind Trump could find? Forget legal arguments and let’s go with batshit crazy religious zealotry.

Barrett also stated, “There is, without question, an infringement on bodily autonomy, you know, which we have in other contexts, like vaccines.” This is zealotry. I suppose Barrett never caught polio because of an “infringement on her bodily autonomy.”

Mississippi is trying to ban abortion. They enacted a law banning abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy. Texas has it around six weeks (when a heartbeat is detected). The Supreme Court established in 1973 a constitutional right to abortion and prohibited states from banning the procedure before fetal viability, currently around 23 weeks.

Brett Kavanaugh asked the lawyer for Mississippi, “In other words, that the Constitution is neither pro-life nor pro-choice on the question of abortion but leaves the issue for the people of the states or perhaps Congress to resolve in the democratic process?” He’s arguing it’s not a Constitutional right. He’s setting a precedent for their upcoming ruling, which we’ll probably get around June.

The people who argue against abortion are basing it on religion instead of a Constitutional right. Religion should not be a factor in constitutional decisions other than it’s protected. The Supreme Court, which has upheld the separation of church and state, is using the church to decide on matters of states. The Supreme Court is full of zealots.

The Supreme Court didn’t have to take this case, but they did so they can ban abortions. I expect the court to make it legal for states to ban abortions outright…and give Congress the right to ban it nationwide in the future. Vote Democratic, people.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked, “Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?”

Too late.

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Supreme Gaydar


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Right now, someone at Hobby Lobby is crying their homophobic balls off.

The Supreme Court decided by a 6-3 margin, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act also protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination. Let me put this so the fucknuts can comprehend it: Your boss can’t fire you for being gay…so you can come out now. He can’t even fire you if you work in a bakery refusing to bake gay wedding cakes. How a cake can be gay, I don’t know but still…they can’t fire you.

The real shocker with this ruling is that two of the court’s more conservative justices voted in the majority. John Roberts, who is the Chief Justice and has sided with the liberals in the past, and the occupier of Merrick Garland’s seat, Neil Gorsuch. In fact, Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion.

Gorsuch breaks it down for you also, writing, “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” Before this ruling, even with gay marriage legal, it was still legal in half the states in the nation to fire someone simply for being gay, bisexual, or transgender. Now, all those right-to-work states are going to have to go back to firing people without giving a reason. That’s still legal. They can fire you for being gay as long as they don’t tell you why you’re being fired.

Donald Trump, the president (sic) who nominated Gorsuch for that stolen SCOTUS seat, said, “I’ve read the decision and some people were surprised, but they’ve ruled and we live with their decision. He added it was a “very powerful decision, actually.” The truth is, he’s not happy. His administration has been busting gay rights since he came into office.

Donald Trump has urged the court to rule against gay workers. He’s barred most transgenders from serving in the military. Just last week, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a regulation that removed protections for transgender patients against discrimination by doctors, hospitals, and health insurance companies. Even though Donald Trump said Caitlyn Jenner could use the bathroom at Trump Tower (watch out, Caitlyn. There’s a bunch of goons at the doorway), he’s not really progressive with LGBTQ issues.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the dissenting opinion saying, “The common understanding of sex discrimination in 1964 was bias against women or men and did not encompass discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. If Congress wanted to protect gay and transgender workers, he wrote, it could pass a new law.”

Let me break down Alito’s argument: Because homophobia was more acceptable in 1964 when the anti-discrimination act was written and the creators of that law had no intention of protecting LGBTQ people, that law should not protect LGBTQ people.

Seriously…this guy is on the Supreme Court? That was basically reasoning you could find in the parking lot of a Trump rally but presented with much more eloquent words than, “fuck the gays.”

Thank you, Justice Neil Gorsuch. You did the right thing. Now, if you want to continue to do the right thing, before every vote you should ask yourself, “What would Merrick Garland do?” Then do that.

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Purging With Ginni


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Donald Trump believes Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor should recuse themselves from all cases involving him. If that actually happened, he’d be winning all his cases, in the worst-case scenario, by a 4-3 vote.

There’s already a conservative majority on the bench. Most cases go 5-4 for conservatives. But, there are occasions where Chief Justice John Roberts sides with the liberals.

Republicans already cheat at everything. They cheat at elections. They change the rules of appointments in the Senate. They stole a Supreme Court seat from President Barack Obama on a fictional rule Mitch McConnell now says he’ll disregard if the situation repeats itself for Trump. So even with a 5-4 majority that they had to steal, it’s still not good enough.

Donald Trump wants Ginsburg to recuse herself from all of his cases because four years ago, she called Trump a “faker” and that she couldn’t imagine him as president. She later said her comments were “ill-advised” for a Supreme Court justice and promised that “in the future, I will be more circumspect.”

But because Ginsburg doesn’t like Trump, if that’s the case, it doesn’t mean she can’t be fair when judging cases involving him. People have opinions. And for what it’s worth, I still can’t imagine Donald Trump as president.

With Sotomayor, Trump is upset she issued a dissenting opinion last week against an order by the court allowing the Trump administration to proceed with a plan to deny green cards to immigrants who are deemed likely to become “public charges” reliant on government aid programs. Sotomayor argued that the Trump administration had become too quick to run to the Supreme Court after interim losses in the lower courts.

Sotomayor wrote, “Claiming one emergency after another, the government has recently sought stays in an unprecedented number of cases, demanding immediate attention and consuming limited court resources in each. And with each successive application, of course, its cries of urgency ring increasingly hollow.”

Of course, Donald Trump didn’t read that and wouldn’t understand it if he did, but he did cite Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, one of his favorite goose steppers, and tweeted, “Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump.” Sotomayor did not do that.

He also tweeted, “I only ask for fairness, especially when it comes to decisions made by the United States Supreme Court!” Obviously, ignoring that he stole a SCOTUS seat from Obama and his second appointment was ram-rodded through with changed rules and with minimal investigations into charges the nominee attempted rapes during the heavy-drinking days of his youth.

I’m surprised he isn’t yelling for the Chief Justice to recuse himself for scolding Trump when he said there were “Obama judges” and “Trump judges.” But, Roberts rules in his favor 99% of the time.

Fairness in Trump’s orbit is purging everyone who may be a “never Trumper” and ruining their careers. In that matter, he has former never Trumper Ginni Thomas. Thomas? Where have we heard that name before? Oh yeah! She’s Clarence Thomas’ wife. You’re familiar with Clarence Thomas, right? Supreme Court justice.

While Ginni may be a former never Trumper, she’s also a former cult member (true) so she probably feels right at home in the Trump cult. But, you don’t hear Trump calling for her husband to recuse himself from Trump cases despite his wife’s involvement with Trump. But then again, Clarence has a long history of not recusing from Supreme Court cases where there’s a conflict with his wife, as she is an attorney and lobbyist whose clients are constantly parading cases for her husband to decide on. When I say they “parade,” I mean they trudge through that D.C. swamp every Republican and Trump cultist scream about.

Attorney General William Barr was hoping Donald Trump would stop tweeting so much at legal cases, like where he’s attacking a member of a jury over his corrupt buddy’s trial. Barr’s hopes, or the act he put on, were in vain.

And for everyone who’s worried about Bernie Sanders praising Castro’s literacy program or wanting to turn us into a socialist state, it’s interesting that you don’t have any qualms over a president yelling for an equal branch to reduce its powers.

What’s next? Will Trump attempt to purge judges like his buddy, Recep Erdogan, has done in Turkey? Or maybe Trump’s allies on the court will remove their colleagues whom Trump considers “disloyal,” as the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has done.

Attacking the courts over and over is banana republic-like shit. That’s headed to an authoritarian state and there aren’t enough Republicans, or people in general, having issues with it. What happens with our three branches if Trump wins reelection? Will the second branch help his branch weaken the third?

The Senate and courts are giving Donald Trump everything from stealing money from the military for his racist vanity project to asking foreign nations to help him personally to making money off his office to purging everyone he deems disloyal. While Republicans are worried that Bernie Sanders will turn us into Venezuela, Donald Trump is emulating Hugo Chavez.

The hypocrisy and double standards are amazing. What’s unfair to Donald Trump is when he’s treated fairly.

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Jury By Jello


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They say a president’s legacy are his appointments to the Supreme Court. I believe that. George H. W. Bush has a shameful legacy with his placement of Clarence Thomas to the highest court in the land.

Thomas replaced a Civil Rights pioneer so it’s ironic he was the lone dissenter in a case regarding racial bias regarding jury placements. SCOTUS reversed the capital conviction of a black man from Georgia because the prosecution used its peremptory challenges to strike all the black members of the jury pool. Prosecutors actually made notes on the potential jurors who were black by placing a “B” by their names.

There are staunch conservatives on the Supreme Court and each of them voted to reverse the conviction, except for Thomas. Thomas argues that the case was one for state law, not federal. It’s kinda bizarre that the right to a fair trial isn’t an issue for the federal government in Thomas’ eyes. Thomas also failed to see any problem with excluding potential jurors based on race.

I believe in a fair justice system. Call me naive, but I also believe everyone deserves a fair trial, no matter how heinous the crime, especially when a life is at stake.

I don’t know if an all-white jury would help Bill Cosby in his upcoming sexual assault case, but I’m sure a bunch of Republican dudes who can’t provide the definition of rape, and who also like Jello, wouldn’t hurt.

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