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Wanton Endangerment


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Finally, after several months, a Kentucky grand jury leveled charges against Louisville police officer Brett Hankison in connection to the shooting of Breonna Taylor. Remember, cops busted into Taylor’s apartment, looking for someone who wasn’t there, and shot and killed her after her boyfriend shot at police. Hankison shot his gun ten times. The other two officers involved shot 22 times. Investigators say they can’t determine which officers killed Breonna (bullshit), who was struck six times. For this incident, Hankison was charged with three counts of “wanton endangerment.”

What does that mean? It means he’s NOT being charged for the death of Breonna Taylor, but for being careless. The three counts are for the three people in the apartment next door to Taylor’s which contained three people.

If there were over 32 shots from the three officers, and investigators can’t determine who shot Breonna six times, then why is only one of the cops being charged? I call bullshit on this entire thing.

According to the Kentucky statute, someone “is guilty of wanton endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person.” Uh, he didn’t just create “substantial danger” or “physical injury.” The cop…or cops in this case, KILLED a person. They killed an innocent person.

For this, the cop may serve up to five years in jail for each count. The minimum is one. So, if the cop gets the minimum charge at three years, then he’ll probably end up serving less than half that time. At least that’s the way I understand but I’ll accept a correction if there is one.

Wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, the lowest of four classes of felonies. It’s almost like three cops went into the wrong apartment, without knocking or serving a warrant, shot up the place, killed Taylor, and got off with a misdemeanor.

Legal experts like to say prosecutors can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. While grand juries are independent, the prosecutor chooses what evidence to present. What did they present to this grand jury? Yes, prosecutors can indict a ham sandwich, unless that ham sandwich shot a black person.

Kentucky’s Attorney General, Daniel Cameron said, “I certainly understand the pain that has been brought about by the tragic death of Breonna Taylor. I understand that as a Black man.” But he was involved in a typical white Republican decision. To the legal system, black lives don’t matter.

First, this shooting happened last March. It took over six months for charges? If a black man busted into someone’s apartment and killed a white women, do you really believe it would take a six-month investigation to bring charges? Do you really believe the most he’d get would be for damaging walls?

So let’s get some things straight. You can get killed by police for driving while black. You can get killed by police for walking while black. You can get killed by police for being a five-year-old with a toy gun while black. You can get killed by police for bouncing a check while black. You can get killed by police for passing a $20 counterfeit bill while black. You can get killed by police for standing in the wrong place at the wrong time while black. And now, you can get killed by police for sleeping while black.

Black lives matter. Even in Kentucky.

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Amy’s Cult


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Amy Coney Barrett is a a judge for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals based in Chicago and the current darling of the right-wing frenzy-feeding evangelical fucknut base. And if this is who they want, Donald Trump will give her to them. Hell, he was literally polling the crowd at one of his hate rallies this week.

Donald Trump is expected to announce Coney Barrett this Saturday, but who knows. Maybe he’ll surprise us and find someone even worse, but I doubt it. His base wanted her before he named Kavanaugh…but Trump needed white men first. But right now, his base wants Coney Barrett.

Why do they want Coney Barrett? They expect her to be the final vote banning abortions, killing Obamacare, making birth control illegal, outlawing gay marriage, and forcing every woman in the nation to wear a chastity belt.

Naturally, a conservative of this caliber is religious. She’s not just religious and a Catholic…she’s in a cult. Which makes me ask, can a person be in two cults?

Amy Coney Barrett is a member of the People of Praise, which is described as a “charismatic Christian parachurch organization.” I’m not sure I understand what that is, so I needed to research it. Unfortunately, I made the not smart decision to read about it before I went to bed last night. What followed next… were nightmares.

No, a person should not be persecuted for his or her religion but if an atheist were to be nominated to the Supreme Court, I bet one scarlet letter Republicans would be screaming bloody murder. As it turns out, Coney Barrett is in a cult that inspired…wait for it because it’s goooooooooood… The Handmaid’s Tale.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a dystopian novel about subjugated women in a patriarchal society. The cult Amy’s in has advisers assigned to each person. Male advisers are called “Heads” and the female advisers were called…wait for it again… “Handmaids.” They changed it to “Leaders” after the novel came out. It’s similar to why Donald Trump doesn’t call his secret goons infiltrating our cities as “stormtroopers.”

In Atwood’s novel, women’s bodies are governed and treated as the property of the state under a theocratic regime. In Amy’s cult, members are taught that men have authority over their wives. Members swear a lifelong loyalty oath to each other, which is already like marriage…or a Trump rally. But former members of the “organization” say that the “heads” and “handmaidens” can play a huge role in the lives of members, such as directing their choice of partner, where they live, and how they raise children.

One former member says you’ll be reported if you’re caught drinking alcohol, dating the wrong person, or even for expressing a sexual thought they find disturbing (which is odd since they don’t have a problem with a man saying he’d probably be dating his daughter if they weren’t related), For these dirty thoughts, you can be banished, which to me sounds like something you would want. Please. Banish me.

Another former member said that People of Praise believes that only married couples should have sex, and that marriage is only between a man and a woman. That’s fine. You can believe that…but I don’t want a Supreme Court Justice decided that for me and the rest of the nation.

That’s exactly what Republicans want. They’re in the minority of views. What they want, the majority of the nation doesn’t. They demand a larger chunk of representation than the rest of America which is why they love the electoral college. They know the majority of American people don’t want another fucknut on the bench and if they wait until after the election, then they won’t be able to do it…so they’re rushing now. The Republican Party expects to be rejected by the American people in November and they will lose the White House and Senate. But, they’ll be able to take comfort in the fact they forced as much as they could upon us.

The Supreme Court already has a majority that doesn’t represent the nation. The Supreme Court isn’t just in the wrong decade, but the wrong century.

Amy Coney Barrett will be on the highest court in the land making rulings about your life…your body. She’ll sit on cases involving healthcare, abortion, birth control, gay marriage, civil rights, etc. It’s not good.

And now you know why I had nightmares last night. The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian nightmare of a fictional autocratic society. The author, Margaret Atwood, sat on the book for three years because she thought the concept was just too crazy. It’s kinda like when The Simpsons did episodes back in the 1990s of Donald Trump being president because the idea of a Trump presidency was too crazy and ridiculous. Now, he’s making lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court. Now it’s our nightmare.

Two questions for Amy Coney Barrett: Are you in a cult? And, did you have to take a loyalty oath to either?

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Disgusting For Trump


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

Donald Trump is an idiot. But he’s also a germaphobe and while not knowing much science, and saying stupid shit like, “Science doesn’t know what’s going on,” he knows he doesn’t want to be anywhere near the troglodyte hillbillies that vote for him.

When asked if his rallies were safe, his reply was that he’d be OK because the crowd was kept at a good distance from him. An answer about the safety of the people supporting him never popped up in that bile-filled skull of his. He’s telling his people to risk their lives, risk their children’s lives, risk their parents lives, hell, risk the lives of everyone in their community to attend his MAGAt rally but don’t worry. He’ll be OK.

One of his former aides has broken out of the White House. She was a former member of the coronavirus task force. She said Donald Trump initially thought the pandemic would be a good thing as it would give him an excuse not to shake hands with “disgusting” people. Who are these disgusting people? If you support Donald Trump, you.

The staffers still loyal to him, at least those not leaking to the press what a dangerous unstable moronic maniac he is to the world, swear he’d never look down on his supporters. Then, right on cue, he said blue states don’t matter.

Donald Trump argued that our grade in handling the coronavirus is great if you take out everyone who died in a blue state. I have a former step sister who’s a Trumpophile. To her, everything Trump says is true…or defensible. Every lie about Joe Biden is real. She lives in Illinois. Illinois is a blue state. If she or any member of her family dies, Donald Trump wouldn’t care. He’d argue they shouldn’t be counted. She’s still supporting him. He thinks she’s disgusting.

Minnesota and New Hampshire are two blue states that Hillary Clinton barely won. Trump was campaigning in Minnesota last week. He was holding another MAGAt rally, helping buildup blue state corpses that shouldn’t count. Why should those states swing to Trump if doesn’t think the people are important enough to count after they die from the virus named him? They’re so insignificant to him, he doesn’t want to be their president. They shouldn’t count.

Donald Trump does have a point. If you still support him, you’re disgusting.

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Patriotic Education


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Upon hearing the term “patriotic education,” you may ask yourself, “What the hell is ‘patriotic education?'”

Last Thursday, the dumbest president in the history of presidents, that covers American presidents on down to the presidents of Hair Club for Men, attended the White House Conference on American History at the National Archives and screamed, moaned, bitched, ranted, yelled, and barked, “The left-wing rioting and mayhem are the direct result of decades of left-wing indoctrination in our schools.” He also cried about liberals defiling Martin Luther King Jr’s vision of every child being judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

Yeah, Mr. “shithole countries” and the proud tweeter of “send them back,” is concerned about MLK’s vision. How many black people are in Trump’s cabinet?

Then he announced the creation of the 1776 Commission “to promote patriotic education,” which is a direct response to the 1619 Project,  a New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning project that traces the history and legacy of slavery in the US.

So, what is “patriotic education”? For Trump, it’s to “Encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American History.” Seriously? This goon who told us about Revolutionary-War airports, that it was not Russia who attacked Afghanistan but the other way around, thinks Frederick Douglas is still alive, and Churchill gave rooftop speeches during bombings, wants to direct how history is taught? I’m sure it’ll go over like gangbusters in places like Texas where students are taught Mexico lost at the Alamo.

Here’s the thing, kids. America is not the perfect, unflawed nation we, as in white conservatives, want to believe it is. During the Obama years, we were told it was horrible to bring up the sins of our nation. Why, our nation doesn’t have any sins. President Obama was often accused of apologizing for America even though he never did any such thing.

Hell, Republicans can’t even learn that America isn’t just the United States.

But America is not perfect. America engaged in slavery. It kept black human beings in bondage for hundreds of years. Ben Carson (the answer to a question above) calls them “immigrants.” Our nation committed sins while fighting for just causes. We have killed prisoners of war. We have invaded nations we had no rights with. We detained Japanese Americans because they were Japanese. We conducted the Tuskegee Syphilis Study on black Americans. Today, our nation is committing multiple sins and inflicting damage on the world, courtesy of Donald J. Trump, the worst president in history.

Our nation was shaped by heroes and great achievements as well as by villains and injustice.

The New York Times’ 1619 Project teaches that our nation didn’t begin with the Revolutionary War, but in 1619, the year year enslaved Africans were brought to Jamestown. It teaches that slavery and racial injustice have been an integral part of American history. The foundation of the United States was built on slavery and racism.

Today, Donald Trump, a man who started getting a $200,000 a year allowance as a toddler and lived on 5th Avenue, says you “drank the Kool-Aid” if you believe in systemic racism. He is a guy who should be taking a real course in American history, not signing an order on how to teach it.

Donald Trump wants to erase slavery from American history while defending monuments to the fight to preserve slavery. How can anyone do that and not get the irony and hypocrisy of it all…oh yeah. He’s a Republican.

Donald Trump isn’t just the dumbest president in American history, he’s the most racist. And someday, history books will teach courses on the world’s dumbest and most racist president.

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Republican Hypocrites


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“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

That was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2016 after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia left a vacancy. If you were unsure if McConnell was full of shit then, today’s actions by him and his GOP colleagues confirms it.

The Republican argument in having a new position is that now, the president (sic) and Senate are of the same party. But, that doesn’t change the fact there is an election in 43 days. That doesn’t change the fact we can have a new president and even a new Senate in January.

The fact of the matter is, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and the Republican Party don’t care about being hypocrites. They never had integrity or a sense of fairness. The only reason they bark out some stupid bullshit about the president (sic) and Senate being the same party now, something they didn’t stipulate in 2016, is because they need some bullshit. I mean, they can’t just come out and say it’s a power grab and they don’t care. They can’t admit they’re hypocrites.

If they had to, they’d create some new crap like there’s a exception for a president with a bad combover.

McConnell was on Sean Hannity’s show fairly recently where Hannity praised Trump for being so much better than President Obama at nominating judges. McConnell actually corrected him and said Obama was good at nominating, but that he, McConnell, was good at blocking them. Then McConnell let out a sick giggle.

Republicans don’t care about decency, fairness, or integrity. They definitely don’t care about the Constitution. And hey, when it’s all said and done, the court may not matter if we’re in a fascist system.

But, they’re rushing to fill this seat because the argument they clung to in 2016 may be true this year. Donald Trump may be rejected by the American people again, but this time, tossed out of office. The United States Senate may be in Democratic control. The fact the Republicans are forcing this vote on a new justice, before the election or the end of the year, is because it’s a power grab. It’s because they’re afraid the people will have a say.

In fact, a new poll shows that 62 percent of Americans want the confirmation to wait. Maybe America feels kinda weird about an impeached president making lifetime appointments to the highest court in the nation.

When McConnell made the statement about Americans having a say in their next Supreme Court Justice, he said, “THEIR” Supreme Court Justice. He was momentarily correct in that the seat belongs to us, not to the Republican or Democratic Party. They’re playing politics with our lives for the next forty years. In a few months, their politics may mean an end to legal abortion. It may mean an end to healthcare coverage for millions of Americans.

I can change my positions too. I was against adding new seats to the court. Now, I’m for it. If the Republicans are going to steal seats from Democrats and refuse to play by their own rules, and a stupid, racist president who is a tool of Russia can’t nominate anyone who can garner 60 votes, then let’s do some power grabbing of our own. Increase the number of seats and while we’re at it, let’s make Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico states. That’ll give Democrats four more Senate seats.

What’s good for the goose is good for the hypocritical gander.

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Roughing It, Volume 64


Can you believe there’s been 64 of these things? I’ve been drawing roughs my entire career. It’s just now that I’ve decided to blog most of them. Once, back when I drew all these on copy paper, I got tired of them building up in my office at The Free Lance-Star, and threw away about a decade of old drawings.

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There are some really cool details about how this came about to become the cartoon for CNN Opinion’s newsletter last Sunday. I can’t give you all the deets but I will tell you that the concept wasn’t my idea.

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I created a few on the Alice in Wonderland theme and we almost went with different one, but we came back to this. I thought it was OK until I really got into the drawing…and then I loved doing it. I thought it turned into something that might be kinda brilliant by accident. I didn’t even know if that Trump/Cat thing would work out.

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This was my favorite from last week…maybe. I don’t know. But, it’s weird, strange, and something no one else would be weird enough to think of. That’s why I like these kind of ideas.

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I followed it the next day with another cartoon that was multiple panels with a lot of words. I gotta say, lettering this much is brutal.

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This is weird too but it wasn’t as popular on social media as the other two really weird ones from last week. But it still did well.

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And then I added to it.

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This was me trying to get a handle on the Alice concept. I was struggling.

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This was my first stab.

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I liked this one but damn. I’ve been drawing a lot of Trump in graveyards lately.

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This was me working my way to the right idea. This wasn’t summing it up well enough.

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I was still working my way toward it.

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This sucks.

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I kinda liked this one. Ya’ see, it’s Woodward and Deep Throat in a 2020 parking garage and…never mind.

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This was just OK.

Which are your faves?

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Notorious


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In 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

McConnell was talking about the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. There were nine months to go before the next election, but damned if he was going to do his constitutional duty and vote on the the president’s SCOTUS nominee. He didn’t even give Merrick Garland, the nominee, a hearing.

Now, with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and with a mere 45 days until the next election, McConnell is determined to hold a vote for Donald Trump’s nominee.

The American people did have a voice in Scalia’s replacement as they elected President Obama for eight full years, not seven years and one month. In fact, President Obama won the popular vote both times. When McConnell stole that nomination from President Obama, he gave it to a man the majority of the nation rejected.

Now, McConnell’s argument to vote on RBG’s replacement is that the American public elected Trump and his agenda (like they did for Obama…but they didn’t actually for Trump), and then they not only kept Republicans in charge of the Senate in 2018, they also increased their majority.

The thing is though, the American people wanted Democrats to control the Senate. Democratic senate candidates received 12 million more votes than Republican senate candidates. Unfortunately, we allot two senators per state. That means 40 million Californians only have two U.S. senators, while 40 million other Americans (from 22 states) have 44 senators. Fair? No, which brings us back to McConnell, that lying, sleazy, squirmy, wormy Moscow sonofabitch.

McConnell doesn’t care if he’s a hypocrite. He doesn’t care that he fails to meet his own requirement as the American people rejected Trump in 2016 and 2018. They’ll reject him again in 2020. In the past four years, two justices were placed on the court the majority of the nation didn’t want.

McConnell says the American people should have a voice in the next selection. Then do it. Use your voice. Shout that worm down.

I am a hard core radical when it comes to Trump’s court nominees. Since Donald Trump wasn’t elected and was aided by a foreign nation…and helped during this election, which he asked for because he’s a criminal…then I believe every single one of his nominees should be tossed, impeached, removed, sent home, cut off, no pensions, unemployable, set adrift on a raft to find an island somewhere…just get out of here. Hey, it’s not like I’m suggesting we set them on fire.

God speed, RBG. She served her nation well and in a historic fashion. Just like the stellar Thurgood Marshall was replaced with a wingnut like Clarence Thomas, who didn’t deserve to stand in Marshall’s shadow less enough take his seat, I’m certain Donald Trump and McConnell will replace RBG with a fucknut of their one who pales in comparison.

Can the GOP replace RBG before the election? Doubtful. But they can do it before Joe Biden is sworn in.

When Republicans stole the nomination from President Obama, they dared us to hold them to their word. Now, they’re all like, “word?”.

Republicans like McConnell and Trump don’t care about being hypocrites. They don’t care about being honest. They don’t care about the Constitution. But know this: We never have to believe anything they ever say ever again. Not that we weren’t already doing that.

If you’re down and depressed over this, I can’t make you feel better; I am distraught, too. The shitweasels are having their way over the will of the rest of the nation.

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Blue State, Red State, Trump State, Dead State


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This morning, a friend of mine, Rob Southall, posted, “If you take away the blue states, nobody died on 9/11.” And you know if Donald Trump replaced FDR, we wouldn’t have reacted to Japan bombing Pearl Harbor since it was in a blue state.

One of my Trump-supporting Facebook “friends” posted a long, boring, ridiculous diatribe written by someone else who wasn’t credited, but it argued how Donald Trump wasn’t divisive. Yes, I wrote that correctly. It argued it wasn’t Donald Trump who is divisive. These are the same people who supported the birther theory, called President Obama a terrorist, a monkey, questioned his religion, and called his wife a man. But on the same day my Trump-cultist “friend” posted that, Donald Trump made comments that indicated to him, blue states don’t count.

Donald Trump said, “Blue states had tremendous death rates. If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at.”

Late night host Seth Myers said, “I’m sure Trump’s not our first sociopath president, but he’s definitely the first one who’s open about it.”

And as usual, Donald Trump is wrong. If all our red states, states that voted for Donald Trump, and formed a nation, that red state nation would be in the top ten internationally of deaths from the coronavirus in developed nations…excuse me…the TRUMP virus. Of course, you have to believe Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, and West Virginia are developed.

There are more deaths in blue states than red. One reason for that is…more people live there. Case in point, the states that voted blue outnumbered the people in red states.

We are still one nation even though Donald Trump fails to act that way as president. Donald Trump implied that deaths in blue states don’t matter as much to him, since they didn’t vote for him. He’s been trying to claim success for his horrible handling and lying over the Trump virus while also blaming governors of blue states for his failures. He even blamed Joe Biden, who doesn’t hold any position in the government, for not enacting a mask mandate. Seriously. He also blamed President Obama for not developing a vaccine for the Trump virus even though it didn’t exist during his two terms.

There have also been claims that Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s idiot son-in-law who is an adviser, planned to use deaths in blue states politically, to help Trump’s reelection. He thought it would be smart politics to let Americans die. Whether that’s true or not, a lot of Americans died on Donald Trump’s watch. And when people died from this virus, whether they were in a blue state or a red state, they died under Donald Trump’s watch.

There was even a plan to mail five face masks to every American family but someone blocked that. Someone in the White House wanted Americans to die.

Donald Trump’s comments perfectly illustrates why I will never call him “President” Trump. It’s because he doesn’t want to be my president. He only wants to be president of his base. A president is supposed to be president of the entire nation and not just those Yee-Haw motherfuckers that voted for him. As it is now, Donald Trump’s entire reelection campaign is focused on the electoral college and not the popular vote. Donald Trump is only appealing to that Yee-Haw base and plans to win without the popular vote…again.

And in case you’re keeping track, the Republican Party has only won the popular vote for president ONCE since 1988. In case you’re a Republican, that was over 30 years ago.

Former White House aides have been coming out over the past few weeks saying Donald Trump only cares about his reelection. He doesn’t care about the Trump virus. He doesn’t care if you die, especially if you live in a blue state. There will be more former aides coming out in the coming weeks.

Seth Myers also said Orange Mussolini’s blue states comment was the most honest articulation of Trump’s beliefs. “If you can’t empower or enrich him personally, then he doesn’t care about you,” which makes the point the former White House aides are making.

Seth also said, “As someone who lives in one of those states and knows people affected by this virus, I would just like to say, go fuck yourself you rotting, soulless business ham.”

Yeah. What Seth said.

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White House spokesgoon Kayleigh McEnany stood before the press corps and said Donald Trump never downplayed the coronavirus. Yet, in Bob Woodward’s recordings, Trump said, “I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down.”

Sean Hannity said it wasn’t Donald Trump who downplayed the virus. It was Joe Biden. Yet, in those recordings, it was Donald Trump, NOT Joe Biden, saying, “I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down.”

Sean Hannity also compared Donald Trump to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt by saying, “During World War II, with the country on the brink, FDR proclaimed: ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ Did the media attack him? Of course not.” Showing just how much cultists suck at history, FDR made that quote during his first inauguration in 1933 which was nearly a decade before World War II. But I digress.

During a town hall a couple nights ago, that Laura Ingraham described as an “ambush” because Trump wasn’t asked softball Fox News type questions like, “Why are you so great and terrific smelling?”, Donald Trump was asked why he downplayed the virus. He said he never downplayed the virus and in fact, he “up-played” the virus. But that’s really odd because, on that Woodward recording, Trump is heard saying…wait for it…””I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down.”

I have a difficult time believing all three of them, McEnany, Hannity, and Trump, who is the president (sic) of the United States of America, would all collectively lie to us (that’s sarcasm just in case I’m not laying it on thick enough). So, what’s the explanation for hearing Donald Trump say on a recording, “I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down,” yet it not being him saying it?

There has to be an explanation. Why, it must have been…Donald Trump’s evil twin, Damien Trump.

I mean, it all makes sense now. No president in today’s world could ever be so racist to say racist stuff like, “Send them back,” Mexicans are “rapists and murderers,” and “shithole countries,” or call someone “Pocahontas,” or retweet Nazis and “white power.”

No president could be so stupid to say stupid shit like, “raking forests,” or “windmill cancer,” or support Qanon conspiracy theories.

No genuine president would ever weaponize the Justice Department and have it run by a goon like William Barr.

No law-and-order president would ever ask a foreign nation to help with his political campaign.

No president would be so petty to feud with Goldstar families, celebrities…children.

No president would so willingly attack his predecessor and accuse him of “spying on his campaign” and committing treason.

No president who respects the Constitution would try to host summits at his golf resorts, attempt to get golf tournaments at those resorts, ignore the emolument clause, or hold the Republican National Convention on the White House lawn. No lawful president would ever suggest serving three terms.

No American president would have such praise and boot-licking worship for a Russian president. No president would say he prefers dictators over democratically-elected leaders. No American president would trust a dictator over his own intelligence agencies. No American president would ignore Vladimir Putin placing bounties on the heads of American troops.

No American president would hold service members in disdain and refer to them as “suckers” and “losers.”

No president would start his administration lying about crowd sizes. No president would have such disrespect for his constituents by telling over 22,000 lies within four years.

No president would refuse to be president for states that didn’t vote for him. No president would place the lives of Americans over his own self interest.

No American president, unless he was insane, would do the things I’ve listed above, so it must be the evil twin theory. That has to be it. Donald Trump has an evil twin and he’s been working on Making America Worse Again from day one. Except, there’s just one problem with my theory.

If Donald Trump had a twin, I’m pretty sure he’d be the evil one.

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I’ll be honest. I did not know how drawing Trump as a cat would turn out. The designer for the newsletter complimented me on it and I told her I was surprised it turned out as well as it did.

I say I don’t like drawing people as animals or even inanimate objects. I don’t like drawing a face on planets…shit like that. It’s so…Disney. There’s nothing wrong with it. I’m not better than the cartoonists who do it…it’s just not my thing. Then I think…but sometimes it is my thing. I really enjoyed drawing Mike Pence as a worm and I liked the cartoon from the last batch of roughs I posted where Stephen Miller and Rudy Giuliani are flapping bat goon things.

Another thing I had to do with this cartoon was go back and re-familiarize myself with Alice in Wonderland…or if I was ever that familiar with it to begin with. The most I know about Alice in Wonderland is from the video for Tom Petty’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More” and Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit.”

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s idiot son-in-law who is one of his official advisers with no business being a White House adviser, told Bob Woodward that to understand Trump, read Alice in Wonderland. Kush, being all in on the sycophant thing, thinks that’s actually a great metaphor. As in, it doesn’t matter which path you take if you don’t know where you want to go. But maybe it really is a perfect metaphor more for the Trump supporters.

Trump’s supporters no longer have any ideals, ethics, integrity, or principles. They don’t really care about policy except for white nationalism stuff. Their biggest cause is Trump. The Republican Party is now a cult. So, it doesn’t matter what path you take as long as you take it with Donald Trump.

But don’t worry. That path is the racist path.

The path with Donald Trump is one of an alternate reality. Have you ever heard a Trump cultist defend or support Trump without lying? No, you haven’t.