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Eggstraordinarily Classified


In case you don’t buy eggs, eggs are expensive right now. And it seems like the price more than doubled overnight about a month ago.

I have groceries delivered and I include eggs every few weeks. As I went to add them to my cart from reorder list a couple weeks ago, I saw the price and said, “Holy crapazoids!” I think I was buying a dozen for around $1.78 and all of a sudden, they’re over $5.00. What the heck happened? Is there an ongoing chicken strike? No. It’s bird flu. Birds are dying off by the millions and the ones left just aren’t in the mood. In case you’re a Republican, chickens are birds. But I think the prices are starting to fall back down although the national eggheads say they probably won’t normalize until 2024.

Like the egg experts, I can predict a few things too and in 2024, Republicans will still be gaslighting about classified documents being found in an office and private home of President Biden.

Now, is this equivalent to Donald Trump and his abuse of classified documents? Of course not, but Republicans are making out like it is, which is why Democrats are upset with the Biden administration. And they should be.

I read a few comments underneath a post from a Republican congressman last night, and the goons were active. It seemed like none of them could actually understand the situation and most were lying about the details. But it doesn’t matter to them what the facts are.

Every time I draw a cartoon on President Biden, a few Democrats get mad at me. One tweeted at me this morning that this cartoon didn’t make sense because nobody’s mad at Biden. Yeah, right. If Democrats aren’t mad at President Biden, they should be.

Republicans are not mad at President Biden over this. Some might pretend they are, but they’re lying. They’re loving this because they get to gaslight and distract from what Trump did. How can Republicans actually be angry with President Biden for doing the same they ignored when their guy did it worse? They can’t. But I can be mad at President Biden.

The Biden administration did the right thing when they first found the documents and that was alerting the National Archives and the Justice Department. Republicans, this is why there hasn’t been an FBI “raid.” It’s because Biden has cooperated and Trump did not. President Biden could have torched these things, and if his lawyers were corrupt and had gone along with it, nobody would have ever known. The National Archives didn’t even know these were missing. Biden did the right thing.

Where he did the wrong thing was not alerting the public for nearly two months. I don’t care that the administration didn’t inform us in regards to the midterms because Republicans are showing us now what they would have done with the information if they had it then, which is lie about it.

What’s frustrating is how the administration has handled this. They told us about a small batch of classified documents found in President Biden’s office at a think tank he established. The documents were from his days as vice president and there were only ten of them. But, there was another small batch found in his garage that they knew about when they told us about the first batch. But, they didn’t tell us about the second batch when they told us about the first batch. Why are they giving us cliffhangers?

At first, President Biden explained it as an administrative error and that he didn’t know what was in the documents and his lawyers told him not to ask. That sounded good…until the second batch was found in his garage and he tried to reassure us that they were totally safe because it’s where he also kept his Corvette. Sure, nobody’s ever tried to steal a Corvette before. Actually, there’s a movie about that called “Corvette Summer” starring Mark Hamill in between Star Wars movies. Annie Potts plays a hooker. All I really remember of the movie is the candy apple red corvette and Annie Potts’ nipple. I was a teenager, OK?

The Biden administration set liberals and Democrats up for embarrassment as they defended the first batch only to have to turn around to defend the second. And then they found another small batch in his house. C’mon, man! Can you please find all the documents so we know where we stand with this shit?

Oh, yeah…they’re now searching for other locations to see if there are more. It’s a constant drip that doesn’t add up to what Trump did, but it keeps dripping. It’s like the Panty Incident of 2011. What’s that? I haven’t told you about the Panty Incident of 2011?

One night in 2011, my girlfriend came over for dinner and my dog jumped in her lap with panties in his mouth that were NOT hers and that I didn’t even know were in my apartment…and then he did it again with another pair…and again with another pair…and again with another pair. I had no idea where he was finding these things. It’s like he found a portal to another dimension full of panties which I believe was the basis for a Stephen King novel. That dog was killing me when I was actually innocent. Of course, there was a logical explanation and that was, my little sister used to live with me and when she moved out, she left a bag of laundry for me to drop off at Goodwill which I forgot about. Fast-forward a few years and the Beagle finds panties on date night and the doggy daddy quickly becomes a single man again. Bad dog. Bad.

Biden has dogs, right? He should blame them…or Hunter. Yeah, blame Hunter. He’s a screwup. President Biden can blame Hunter and say he left boxes of classified information in his garage on his way to drop off the laptop at the repair shop. It’s probably more believable than the bag of laundry explanation. In fact, I think I’m gonna start blaming Hunter for the panties incident.

Music note: I listened to Elvis.

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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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Werewolves For Warnock


This morning, millions of people who care about democracy and the progressive direction of this nation woke up saying, “whew!” And millions of Georgians who didn’t want to be represented in the United States Senate by a hypocritical lying moron who resides in Texas said the same thing.

This morning, Republicans are wondering how they could have lost Georgia after working so hard to suppress the vote. Didn’t they change voting laws making it harder for black people to vote? Republicans even made it illegal to give bottles of water to people in voting lines that they made unnecessarily longer. So naturally, there will be accusations by Republicans and goons on Fox News that the election was stolen. And as usual, they won’t have any proof.

Republicans are at a loss as to how Georgia voters would reject a lying deadbeat dad in Herschel Walker who spent time on the campaign trail, when he wasn’t taking those five days off during the runoff, talking about how he’d rather be a werewolf than a vampire. Didn’t that fake police badge convince them he was legit?

Instead of supporting policies that appeal to a majority of voters, Republicans decided it’d be easier to change voting laws, thus making it harder for people to vote who support stuff other than tax cuts for billionaires and racism. Instead of putting up a solid candidate, Republicans decided to put up a famous name with an “R” beside it, believing that was good enough. They also thought selecting a black Republican would appeal to black voters in Georgia, which was insulting to believe that they’d ignore his policies or the bullshit that came out of his mouth.

Georgia Republicans believed that nominating a guy who ran well with a football back in the 1980s and was a hometown hero for Georgia, would put them over the top, never mind the fact he actually lived in Texas. In the final days of the campaign, Republicans were accepting that Walker was a terrible candidate and was telling voters to vote for him just because he was a Republican and that he would vote in the Senate the way white GOP overlords would tell him to vote. They may as well have come out and said Walker would pick their cotton.

Governor Brian Kemp refused to run with Walker or support him during the general election. He didn’t believe he could afford it. After he won in the general election, and in the last days of the run-off, he finally came out with an endorsement, not so much of Walker but for the Republican slot. Brian Kemp is a coward and what he was doing here was winning favors from the Republican establishment, especially with Mitch McConnell. Brian Kemp may run for the Senate someday. Let’s hope when that day comes and he runs against either Senator Jon Ossoff or Senator Raphael Warnock, that Georgia has gone further blue.

Republicans made sure to keep Trump out of the state during the general election and runoff even though he hand-picked Walker. Republicans know that whenever Donald Trump holds a rally for a candidate, that candidate typically loses. Donald Trump is a loser and now, so is Herschel Walker.

Maybe in the future, the Republican Party should choose candidates who are actually qualified. Running idiotic goons who can’t tell you the three branches of government might work in red states like Alabama, but not so much in states trending blue.

Republicans believed Raphael Warnock was a bad candidate for the Democratic Party. But why did they believe that? Have they never heard him speak? Did they not look at his record? It’ll be interesting to see where Raphael Warnock’s political career goes as he is an excellent candidate. Proof of that is, he won… in Georgia.

Creative note: I googled images of werewolves and vampires, mostly to see how they would dress. I do wish Google would stop throwing images at me of those Twilight vampires. I’m no expert, but those aren’t vampires.

Music note: I listened to Foo Fighters, Mumford and Sons, and Apple Music must have known what I was up to, because it threw a Vampire Weekend song at me. I don’t know anything by Vampire Weekend.

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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Nancy’s Replacement


Nancy Pelosi stepped down from being the leader of House Democrats citing it’s time for younger leadership, and she wasn’t kidding. Yesterday, 52-year-old Hakeem Jeffries, a representative whose district includes parts of Brooklyn and Queens, became the party’s new leader in the House. And if you think 52 is old, get off my blog. Not only is he the first black person to lead any party in Congress, but he’s also the first born after World War II to lead the House Democrats. Jeffries’ next goal is to be Speaker in the next two years.

There was a lot of speculation with Pelosi stepping down that Republicans will struggle to find a booger monster, a new person to vilify, a new person to gaslight and scare their base with. I wasn’t that worried.

Republicans have been using Pelosi as campaign fodder for over two decades, but why should they stop now just because she’s stepping down from leadership? They’re still using Hillary Clinton as a villain. They’re still using President Obama. Hell, they’re still using Michelle Obama. Are they still blaming her for making children eat vegetables?

And keep in mind, they still have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Oh no! She’s gonna ban hamburgers!), Ilhan Omar (Oh no…she hates Jews almost as much as Donald Trump’s lunch companions!), and Kamala Harris (Oh no! She’s a black woman!). But as for the new guy, Republicans may struggle to lie and gaslight the guy.

Sure, they tell their supporters that all Democrats, including President Biden, are in favor of defunding the police despite it not being true, and that Critical Race Theory is being mandated in schools and the Green New Deal is destroying the economy, even though neither CRT nor GND actually exist in any schools or passed legislation. They can always fall back on “woke” again even though not one Republican in the nation can tell you what it is. It’s like Hunter’s laptop.

They’ll also have a difficult time finding a foothold to vilify Jeffries because he’s not their favorite type of target. You know, female. He is black and that’s helpful if your aim is to scare white conservatives, but it’d be so much easier if he had a vagina. They’re gonna have to come up with some shit like they did with President Obama, like pointing out he has a funny name and lie that he’s a Muslim. Avoid gray suits and Dijon mustard on hamburgers, Hakeem. They’ll use anything.

Like with Obama, Republicans are going to have a tough time hitting Jeffries because he’s a genuinely nice guy who’s scandal-free. It’s not like he has five kids with three wives and ran fake charities and universities while claiming he can sexually assault women because he’s famous. He was born in Brooklyn but maybe Republicans can start demanding to see his birth certificate while claiming he was born in Djibouti.

The trick with the GOP base isn’t an actual trick at all. You just have to make an accusation once and after Hannity or Tucker says it, it becomes “fact” to the Yee-Haw base. I mean, how did they manage to sell that Biden liking ice cream means something evil? Bwahahahahaha ice cream. Yeah, I don’t get it.

I think Democrats made a great pick by selecting Hakeem Jeffries to be their next House leader as he’s proven he can count votes and has been for the past several years to attain this position. The other reason he’s a great pick is that he’s clean, as in the GOP will have to make up some serious bullshit to vilify the guy. The liberal faction in the House believes Jeffries is a moderate. How are they going to paint him as being a radical liberal when the radical liberals will reply, “Yeah, we wish”?

Maybe they can make up something about him exposing himself to teenage girls at bowling alleys, oh wait. That’s Lauren Boebert’s husband. Maybe they can say he didn’t graduate high school and never went to college…oh wait, That’s Lauren Boebert.

Music Note: I listened to Them Crooked Vultures.

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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Republican Answers


I am a half-glass-full kind of person and I don’t have a lot of faith in American voters. They have short memories. They don’t pay a lot of attention. They’re ignorant on most matters. And many are just stupid. Also, Democrats suck at getting out the vote. You need a giant visual villain like Donald Trump to get them to the polls to create a blue wave like the one in 2018 which gave Democrats the House and many state legislatures. Unfortunately, Republicans are great at getting out their base. And, they do it with lies.

There is no massive election fraud. Critical Race Theory is not being taught in schools. Public school teachers are not inflicting a gay agenda upon your children. Parents are not being persecuted or denied rights. The FBI isn’t politicized and coming down on Republicans unfairly. Conservatives are not being persecuted or having their freedom of speech taken away anywhere in this nation. Trans people are not overtaking women’s sports. There is no Great Replacement Theory or New World Order. Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. The Earth is not flat. Vaccines work.

As for the problems that are real… High gas prices are an international issue and they weren’t created by Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. Same for inflation. This nation doesn’t have open borders. Crime is a problem but Republicans support Donald Trump’s criminal behavior and gaslight attempted murder when a Democrat is violently attacked. In fact, they think it’s hilarious that a domestic terrorist, instigated by their years of demonization, attacked the 82-year-old husband of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Have you seen Donald Trump Jr’s meme on it? Did you see his second meme on it?

As for saving democracy, Republicans know it’s in danger because they’re the ones that put it in danger. It’s their agenda. They supported an insurrection. They supported giving the presidency to the loser. Many tried to make the presidency of the United States of America a dictatorship. They support election lies. They support delegitimizing elections. They want you to doubt the outcomes of elections but only when they lose. They’re changing election laws making it harder for minorities to vote because it’s easier to win elections if you stop non-white people from voting than it is to campaign honestly on the issues. Also, it’s hard to win elections honestly if your agenda is racism and to make billionaire assholes richer.

The Republicans will probably win big this Tuesday, but I have faint hope we can cut them off at the pass. But I’m afraid lies will defeat honesty and my country is in danger.

Republicans are a national security threat and most voters either don’t know it or don’t care. Worse yet, a lot of them do know it and it’s what they want.

Vote Tuesday. Vote Democratic. Vote against the goons. They’re coming to destroy our nation.

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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Freaks Come Out In 2023


Not only will Republicans hold up President Biden’s agenda if they retake the House, but they’ll work to defund Social Security and Medicare, hold the government hostage by shutting down the government during the next debt-ceiling deadline, and work to give Donald Trump more tax cuts. Additionally, they’re going to conduct a bunch of bullshit investigations that they’re going to have to make a lot of shit up for. The entire GOP agenda is about inflicting revenge on the Democrats for trying to protect the nation from a corrupt “president” and his white nationalist terrorist goons.

So what kind of shit will Republicans investigate?

They’re going to investigate Hunter Biden and his laptop. If the GOP retakes the House, James Comer will likely be the chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and he’s promising to investigate the Bidens’ overseas business activities. Comer wants to get a hold of financial records from banks and the Treasury Department to prove that the president is compromised by his son’s business dealings, even though there is zero proof of any corruption from President Biden.

Comer said, “I think that’ll go a long way towards helping us be able to uncover some questions that the American people have about the ethics, and whether or not the Biden administration is truly compromised by Hunter’s shady business dealings.” What is corrupt is helping Donald Trump hide his business records and taxes all while he was bilking the U.S. government during his “presidency” while still making money from foreign governments, but I’m sure none of that compromised him. There’s also no interest from Republicans to find out why Saudi Arabia felt the need to give Jared Kushner $2 billion as soon as he left the White House.

Jim Jordan will likely chair the House Judiciary Committee and he plans to go after the Justice Department and FBI for raiding Mar-a-Lago. Jordan said, “The No. 1 thing is this weaponization of the DOJ against the American people.” Yeah, Donald Trump, a billionaire who shits in gold toilets, is NOT the American people. But how dare the FBI go after a billionaire for stealing classified documents. Maybe Jordan can conduct an investigation into why Trump wanted these documents in the basement of his country club, and why he lied about them for over a year. Jim Jordan also chaired some of the many Benghazi investigations which implicated nobody.

Jordan claims his office has received information from more than a dozen whistleblowers who came forward with allegations of FBI bias against conservatives, including the agency retaliating against employees with conservative views. Don’t hold your breath. You can expect this investigation to go after Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Jim Jordan shouldn’t be investigating anything when he’s the one who should be investigated over a myriad of issues. This guy can’t even come clean about how many times and when he talked to Trump on January 6.

Democrats created a select Oversight subcommittee investigating the coronavirus, and Republicans plan to keep the committee active…and use it to go after Dr. Anthony Fauci while accusing him of creating the virus. Seriously.

Republicans plan to use the House Foreign Affairs Committee to investigate the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan but probably won’t talk a lot about the fact it was Donald Trump who set the date on which he negotiated with the Taliban.

There are plans to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for the border situation. Steve Scalise, who’ll be second in charge of the House if Republicans take over said Mayorkas will be given a “reserved parking spot” because “he will be testifying so much about this.”

Last Wednesday on Steve Bannon’s podcast, Marjorie Taylor Greene (who currently doesn’t sit on any committees because she expressed a desire to murder Nancy Pelosi) said Republicans will investigate companies that halted donations to the GOP after January 6, 2021, white nationalist terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol building. She said, “That’s not going to be forgotten by a whole bunch of my Republican colleagues.” This is fascist. Maybe if those corporations start giving money to Republicans again, then they won’t be investigated. MTG exhibits why it was such a good idea to remove her from her committee assignments. But I really do hope MTG’s future committee assignments don’t distract from her trolling and stalking people like Alexandra Ocasio Cortez and school shooting survivors.

Matt Gaetz, also talking to Steve Bannon (goons keep other goons on speed dial), said their number one priority should be to “engage in impeachment inquiries to get the documents and the testimony and the information we need.” Gaetz said “voters will feel betrayed” if they don’t go after President Biden in revenge for the two impeachments of Donald Trump. Gaetz told Bannon that impeaching Biden should take precedence over “policy and bill making” and expressed frustration with Republicans who might actually want to work with Democrats on legislation.

Gaetz said, “We are in a battle and we have to open up every vector of attack on a corrupt administration that is punishing the American people out of these virtue signals to wokeism.” What was missing was context, like what crimes and misdemeanors did President Biden commit to justify impeachment.

Just imagine the millions of taxpayer dollars Republicans are going to waste on these fake investigations.

The only possible good thing to come out of two years of Republicans controlling the House and Senate again is that it’ll remind American voters with short memories why they should never vote for Republicans.

Creative note: I wrote this cartoon two weeks ago and withheld it from Saturday’s batch of roughs.

Music note: I listened to The Black Keys and The Kinks.

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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I Am Draw Cartoon


Did you watch the debate between Pennsylvania Senate candidates Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Crudites Oz? Did you at least watch the highlights? If so, did you mute or turn away out of the sheer awkwardness of it all? I watched the highlights and I wanted to turn away. It was painful and uncomfortable for me.

Let’s face facts, my liberal friends. Fetterman didn’t come off well. Not only did he not sound well but he didn’t look good. Who’s responsible for putting Fetterman into a suit that made him look like Uncle Fester? I know he’s not a suit guy but the Democratic campaign could have done a lot better than picking something off the rack at Burlington Coat Factory. At the very least, they should have Men’s Wearhoused that shit.

Fetterman suffered from a stroke and had to do a live debate against a guy who has 20 years experience of selling snake oil on TV. The odds are tough enough for Fetterman.

The debate marked the first time voters were able to watch Fetterman unscripted on live television since his stroke in May, which was just days before the state’s primary. Fetterman relied on closed captioning during the debate so he could follow the conversation as he continues to recover from auditory and speech difficulties. Yes, Fetterman had a stroke which makes him suffer from these issues. What’s Donald Trump’s excuse. Oh my god. Did Donald Trump have a stroke and his administration hid it? He did have that secret trip to the hospital.

Fetterman had trouble communicating during the debate. He failed to complete sentences, stumbled over words, and there were long awkward pauses. All this may have distracted viewers from noticing the lying piece of crap that is Mehmet Oz, who mostly lives in a New Jersey mansion, bought a farm in Pennsylvania for the race, and is currently staying with his inlaws in PA.

Since Dr. Oz can’t seem to keep up with how many homes he owns when it was time to list them on financial disclosure forms, or he’s just flat-out lying, let me offer an assist. He owns the Pennsylvania farm, a mansion in New Jersey, a condo in New Jersey, two condos in Manhattan (one of which his sister is suing him over for stiffing her on rental income), a cattle ranch in Florida where he claims he hunts despite not having a hunting license (does he shoot his cows?), a mansion in Palm Beach, and three properties in Turkey, of which he’s still a citizen and says he’ll renounce if he wins. Oh, don’t do us any favors, Dr. Crudite. Additionally, his wife “technically” owns a mansion in Maine and a hotel in Ireland.

Several analysts said the debate proves Fetterman isn’t prepared to be a Senator and should instead focus on his health. They may be right, but voters should vote for him anyway. He’s improving and he’s better than Oz. A bag of flaming poo is better than Oz, who will vote to ban abortion nationwide. Sending Dr. Crudite to the Senate may give Republicans that 51st vote to ban abortion. And I assure you of this: If the GOP gains control of the Senate, they will do away with the filibuster to ban abortion.

During the debate, Oz sang and danced around answering direct questions about banning abortion, although it’s something he’s vowed in the past.

Republicans of course rejoiced at Fetterman’s performance because they’re evil twisted psychopathic fucks. They celebrated when Fetterman had his stroke. And to be honest, his campaign didn’t help matters by trying to bury the fact he had a stroke.

I’m mad at the Fetterman campaign. My problems extend beyond the crappy $35 suit they put the candidate in. They never should have put him on the debate stage. Normally, I want every race to have a debate, but this one served to give the wrong impression. If you read the transcripts and the points he made, Fetterman did OK. If you watch the debate, he did horribly.

Sure, the campaign would have been attacked for refusing to debate, but they should have weathered that. Again, they put him on stage against a slick con man with decades of TV experience and evil-sculpted eyebrows.

The people who are now attacking Fetterman for his difficulties communicating and expressing his thoughts ignore the cognitively challenged in their own party, from Marjorie Taylor Greene to Herschel Walker to Trump. My god, they sent racist Tommy Tuberville to the Senate and he doesn’t know the three branches of government. I’m not making that up.

These Republicans are not going to stop being uninformed stupid racist hacks, but John Fetterman’s cognitive abilities will improve. The fact he was able to perform on that stage last night should be applauded. And he didn’t whip out any props.

And that’s just it for the MAGA crowd. Herschel can whip out a badge and say “I am work with many police officers” and receive high praise while Fetterman struggles because of a stroke, and is accused of not being cognitively there.

The same people attacking Fetterman now want to reinstate the guy who said, “Person, woman, man, camera, TV.”

Music note: I listened to Toad the Wet Sprocket 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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Offending MAGA Fascists


President Joe Biden gave an accurate description of Trump supporters within the Republican Party, and many people aren’t happy with it.

Speaking at a fundraiser for Democrats, the president said, “It’s not just Trump. It’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something: It’s like semi-fascism.” He expanded on this at another rally saying, “The MAGA Republicans are a threat to our very democracy. They refuse to accept the will of the people. They embrace — embrace — political violence.”

In a column for The Washington Post titled, “No, MAGA Republicans do not support ‘semi-fascism,” Henry Olsen makes excuses for and defends MAGA fascists. It takes him a while to get to the January 6 Trump coup attempt, but he writes that it “does not justify Biden’s use of the inflammatory label ‘semi-fascism.’” Uh, yes it does.

The attempt to overturn an election, overthrow the government, violate a procedure mandated by the United States Constitution which is the certification of the Electoral College, trying to install an unelected dictator into the White House, and continuing to claim the loser won, is fascist.

Donald Trump called election officials in several states he lost in attempts to get them to reverse the outcome. He literally threatened Georgia’s secretary of state to find him votes. This is some deep-seated Mussolini shit.

And guess what. It didn’t stop there. The Republican Party in multiple states changed election laws making it harder for minorities to vote, thus making it harder to elect the opposing party, the Democratic Party. Republicans in several states have legalized voter intimidation.

In Florida, Ron DeSantis, who is a MAGA Republican, is inserting his own brand of fascism where he’s removing elected Democrats from office and replacing them with Republicans. He’s devoted himself to book banning, voter intimidation, and ruling on what schools can and can not teach. He’s made homophobia a large part of his platform. His favorite word is “woke” and is literally trying to outlaw “wokeism” in Florida.

In another column for The Post headlined “Biden just used the F-word, and he’s correct,” Dana Milbank writes, “Good for him. Those who cherish democracy need to call out the proto-fascist tendencies now seizing the Trump-occupied GOP.”

Milbank points out, “Republican candidates up and down the November ballot reject the legitimate outcome of the last election — and are making it easier to reject the will of the voters in the next. Violent anti-government rhetoric from party leaders targets the FBI, the Justice Department, and the IRS. A systemic campaign of disinformation makes their supporters feel victimized by shadowy “elites. These are hallmarks of authoritarianism.”

A new NBC poll found that a majority of voters cite “threats to democracy” as their top concern approaching the midterms. They’re right for this to be their top concern. We’re all concerned about the economy, inflation, climate change, gun violence, and immigration, but we won’t be able to appropriately deal with those issues if we lose our democracy.

Election deniers are winning GOP primaries in multiple states, which is ironic in itself. If they become governors and secretaries of state, they may throw out elections, the will of the people, if they don’t like the outcome.

Fascists rarely admit they’re fascists. Several candidates ran against Vladimir Putin in 2018, but only one was serious, Alexei Navalny (imagine if the only candidates allowed to run against Trump were Jill Stein and the guy who didn’t know what Allepo was). Navalny was barred from running based on some murky charges of embezzlement. Many of his supporters were arrested and given jail sentences that lasted through the election season. Putin won with nearly 80 percent of the vote. Several precincts had more votes than voters and it’s estimated that Putin received an additional 10 million votes than he actually received. Despite being discouraged by his staff not to do so, Donald Trump called Putin and congratulated him on his “victory.”

In 2020, Navalny was poisoned and then sentenced to over 11 years in prison. But, they never use the word “fascism.”

In the United States, Republicans are encouraging violence against those who oppose Trump. There were death threats against Dr. Anthony Fauci that were inspired by GOP hate and conspiracy theories against him. There have been threats against the Justice Department and the FBI. There was an attempted attack on an FBI field office after the search of Mar-a-Lago. This is fascism.

During a presidential debate, Donald Trump told a hate group supporting him to “stand back and stand by.” After losing the election, he tweeted for his hate groups to come to Washington on the day of the certification of the Electoral College telling them it was going to be “wild.” This is fascism. The people who arrived in D.C. for a “wild” time are fascists.

Olsen argues that nationalism isn’t necessarily fascism…but this is. I expect MAGA Republicans to start goose-stepping any day now. Some have been heiling Trump since 2015.

Milbank sums up his column with, “This is where the MAGA Republicans are taking us. It’s past time to call it what it is.”

He’s right. The only quibble I have with President Biden calling MAGA Republicans “semi-fascists” is the word “semi.” They’re fully-fledged fascists. Let’s start calling them MAGA fascists.

Music note: I listened to Collective Soul.

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Primarying Democracy


It’s always a mixed bag from my readers anytime I criticize Democrats. Some will agree with me, most won’t, and even more will just stay silent. I don’t get a lot of shares on social media when I hit Democrats. And then Trumpers will claim the next day that I never hit Democrats, or even issue that complaint in a reply to the cartoon hitting Democrats. Seriously.

But I believe in every opinion I express. I don’t pander and I’m not partisan because principles are not partisan. It’s why I’ll never be a member of any political party because it seems somewhere along the way, no matter which party you’re in, you’re gonna have to put ethics, morals, and principles aside for a minute.

Liz Cheney is a Republican and one of the few who voted to impeach Donald Trump for his coup attempt. There are a few other Republicans like Cheney who don’t push Trump’s Big Lie that he won the election, like Michigan Congressman Peter Meijer, who also voted to impeach Donald Trump. Naturally, Democrats will still try to beat Meijer in the general election because he’s still a Republican after all. But, should the Democrats try to beat him in his Republican primary? Should Democrats give money to an election-denying Kool-Aid-swilling fascist Trump cultist in order to have an easier path to victory in the general election this November? It makes sense politically but it doesn’t make sense morally.

There are only ten Republicans in the House who voted to impeach Donald Trump for his coup attempt. Democrats have praised them for standing up for truth and Democracy.

Democrats can’t argue for more Republicans to be like Cheney and Meijer and then pump money into their election-denying opponents’ primary campaigns. It also tells Republicans not to ever vote with them again, not to stand on principles.

Democrats have spent at least $43,885,000 on advertising campaigns in races across six states promoting MAGAt candidates against somewhat rational and reasonable Republicans (they’re still Republicans). In Michigan, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) spent $435,000 on ads promoting Meijer’s primary opponent to Republican voters as a candidate “handpicked by Trump to run for Congress.”

Last Tuesday, Meijer lost to John Gibbs, an election-denying MAGAt. Now, Democrat nominee Hillary Scholten will face off against the Gibbs goon in November. But what if it doesn’t work? If Democrats had lost to Meijer, then that would have been a seat occupied by a non-MAGAt Republican who supports democracy. If they lose to Gibbs, it’ll be another MAGAt in Congress pushing for fascism. Gibbs may be in Congress voting against certifying the next presidential election Donald Trump loses.

I don’t think Democrats are working with a sound strategy.

Carolyn Lukensmeyer, the founding executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, told Newsweek, “This choice by the DCCC to put a huge amount of money into supporting far-right candidates who support the conspiracy theories about a fraudulent election, is another egregious attack on people’s trust in our government.”

It’s unethical. It’s shady. And it’s telling those who pay attention that Democrats are just as shifty as Republicans.

It’s not just the DCCC playing these shifty hands and it’s not just happening in Congressional races. The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) and the House Majority PAC have run TV spots for a bunch of election deniers.

In a report in Newsweek: Last month, the DGA and Democratic incumbent Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker dropped $35 million on ads elevating Republican state Senator Darren Bailey. In Maryland, the DGA booked almost $1.2 million of airwaves to emphasize Republican state Representative Dan Cox. The House Majority PAC also spent thousands on Chris Mathys in California and Lori Saine in Colorado, while the local chapters in Colorado put millions into highlighting Ron Hanks and Greg Lopez. Bailey, Cox, Mathys, Saine, Hanks, and Lopez have all denied the legitimacy of the last presidential election.

If you win at all costs, then you’re going to be bankrupt in victory. In this case, the Democrats will be morally bankrupt.

Music note: I listened to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers while drawing today’s cartoon.

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Fearmongering or Fair Warning?


Republicans don’t want to talk about gay marriage, interracial marriage, birth control, or free and fair elections right now. Why it’s like last year when they didn’t want to talk about abortion.

Last year during Virginia’s gubernatorial race, the goon, er…Republican candidate, Glenn Youngkin, didn’t want to talk about abortion and the Democratic candidate, Terry McAuliffe, did a shitty job of nailing him to the wall. Instead of talking about stuff like abortion, Youngkin talked about Critical Race Theory and claimed Democrats were sending the FBI after parents who didn’t want public school teachers to indoctrinate their children into becoming gays and trans.

Candidate Glenn Youngkin didn’t want to issue any comments on abortion but Governor Glenn Youngkin says he’ll sign any bill that arrives on his desk that limits, restricts, or bans abortion in Virginia. The moral of the story is, you gotta pin these fuckers down on the important issues.

For years, while they were trying to restrict and ban abortion right before our eyes, Republicans said Democrat warnings that they’d overturn Roe v. Wade were just fearmongering. Naturally, Republicans were projecting because they fearmonger all the time that Democrats are coming to take your guns.

Democratic and Independent voters need to start paying attention, not just to what Democrats warn but to what Republicans say. We need to pay attention to their dog whistles and to their winks and nods over what they’ll ban. We also need to pay attention to what they don’t say. We need to pay attention because it was from Republicans seizing power that Roe v. Wade was overturned.

This is not fearmongering. Republicans are coming to ban gay marriage. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has publicly asked yee-haw states to send the court a case on gay marriage. Remember, their ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade wasn’t on a case trying to ban abortion, just restrict it. They took that and ran with it. Republican Senator Ted Cruz has stated that the Supreme Court got it wrong in legalizing gay marriage.

Where do they get this shit that the government should restrict marriage to being only between men and women? Their religion? Once again, they’re crafting legislation based on their religious beliefs.

Republicans are also coming to ban birth control and remove any freedom women have left with their bodies.

They’re probably coming to ban interracial marriage as well. If they think the Supreme Court got it wrong with gay marriage, then why believe they got it correct with mixed marriages? Goodbye, marriage equality.

And yes, they’re coming to ban free and fair elections. They’re already doing this in red states but they’re describing laws that make it harder for black Americans to vote as “election integrity.” Election deniers claiming Trump won are winning elections in several yee-haw states. These states are giving power to Republican legislatures to overrule local election boards if they don’t like the voters’ preference. So, just in case too many black voters get through a Democrat wins, the GOP legislature can overrule that vote. In addition, Donald Trump is planning to run for president again and if he wins, is promising to install loyalists and cultists into every government position. The Justice Department will be made up entirely of Trump goons who will not protect voting rights. We’ll also have four more years of Trump judges, and after the way Trump lost every challenge to the 2020 election, his next four years of appointees will be even goonier.

Democrats and Independents are horrible at paying attention. The majority of Americans believe in abortion rights, marriage, equality, and free and fair elections yet, each of those rights are being threatened. They’re being threatened because we’ve allowed the goons to get too close to taking away our rights. The goons are winning. Even when fewer people vote for them, they win. They cheat. Now, despite losing the popular vote for the White House, Congress, and Senate, Republicans installed a fundamentalist Supreme Court and our rights are being taken away.

Also, pay attention to the fact that Republicans lie. Remember when they said abortion should be decided by the states? If they retake Congress, I predict one of their first acts will be to ban abortion on the federal level. What else will they ban? Maybe they’ll ban cartoons and blogs warning you about what they’ll ban.

We need to start paying attention.

Music note: I listened to Verbena and Metallica.

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