Editorial cartoons

Wuss N Boots


After showing up in sparkling clean white knee-high rubber boots, fascist Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been compared to Nancy Sinatra, Buddy Pine, Green M&M, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, but perhaps worst of, Michael Dukakis.

Many political historians have cited the tank photo-op for where it all went wrong for Michael Dukakis’ 1988 presidential campaign. It also hurt that Dukakis just sat back and didn’t respond to attack ads, but yeah…that tank thing is definitely a contributing factor.

If you’re running for office and there’s something you don’t belong in, then don’t crawl inside of it. That goes for tanks, porn stars, and rubber boots. How goofy did Michael Dukakis look wearing an army helmet while riding in a tank? The answer is: Almost as goofy as Ron DeSantis looked in those white rubber boots.

If those boots were actually muddy or had some appearance as if they were necessary, and not just for a photo-op, then maybe DeSantis could have gotten away with it. But he didn’t. He looked ridiculous and now, they’re going to be in every cartoon I draw on Ron DeSantis going forward. You did it to yourself, you goon.

How many immigrants from Texas is DeSantis gonna have to import to Martha’s Vineyard now just to restore the street cred lost to the boots?

What I wonder the most is why was he allowed outside in those boots? I mean, does anyone on his staff like him? Surely, he’s hired some Nazis on his staff and they would like him…right? I mean, like him enough to say, “Hey, maybe don’t Nancy Sinatra this photo-op today, mein governor.”

It reminds me of what Wanda Sykes said about Donald Trump boarding Air Force One with toilet paper on his shoe. She said, “‘They don’t like him.’ Everyone around him who works with him, they cannot stand him. They have no respect for this man. I mean, you would stop a stranger to get toilet paper off their shoe. I’ve almost missed a flight because I’m at my gate and I see someone walking by with toilet paper (on their shoe), and I’m like ‘I can’t let that happen’ and I run down and get the toilet paper off.”

Basically, nobody on Ron DeSantis’ staff like him. If someone did, that person would have told him how ridiculous the boots look. But it makes sense that no one likes him. I mean, have you seen and heard him talk?

There are bigger issues that should keep Ron DeSantis out of the White House, but if it’s the white boots that keep him from walking to Washington, I’ll take it.

Creative note: I started this cartoon in the Pentagon Hotel (kind of a dive) and finished it at Ronald Reagan Washington National airport. I posted it on social media while at Chicago Midway. I wrote this blog in Columbus, Ohio. I’m here.

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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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Running with the Walkers


The devil went down to Georgia and he was looking for a soul to steal, but he wasn’t looking to pay for an abortion while claiming he’s “pro-life,” and then lie about it later.

Former University of Georgia, NFL, and USFL running back Herschel Walker is proof that you can’t let Donald Trump choose your candidates. Thanks to Trump’s endorsement, Republicans may fail to retake the Senate because they’re likely to lose Georgia. I mean, they should lose because they nominated a very uniquely unqualified candidate.

Herschel Walker isn’t just stupid, but he’s also a liar and he’s evil. Granted, evil liars are pretty much all the GOP goes for nowadays but most of them can form coherent sentences.

Walker wants to ban abortion entirely. He doesn’t want any exceptions for rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger. He compares abortion to murder. So, if it’s murder and Walker has principles, then why did he pay for a former girlfriend’s abortion?

Walker says he didn’t, yet a woman who asked not to be identified out of privacy concerns told The Daily Beast that after she and Walker conceived a child while they were dating in 2009, he urged her to get an abortion. The woman said she had the procedure and Walker reimbursed her for it.

From The Daily Beast: She supported these claims with a $575 receipt from the abortion clinic, a “get well” card from Walker, and a bank deposit receipt that included an image of a signed $700 personal check from Walker.

The woman said there was a $125 difference because she “ball-parked” the cost of an abortion after Googling the procedure and added on expenses such as travel and recovery costs.

Additionally, The Daily Beast independently corroborated details of the woman’s claims with a close friend she told at the time and who, according to the woman and the friend, took care of her in the days after the procedure.

The woman said Walker, who was not married at the time, told her it would be more convenient to terminate the pregnancy, saying it was “not the right time” for him to have a child. It was a feeling she shared, but what she didn’t know was that Walker had an out-of-wedlock child with another woman earlier that same year.

Asked if Walker ever expressed regret for the decision, the woman said Walker never had. Asked why she came forward, the woman pointed to Walker’s hardline anti-abortion position.

“I just can’t with the hypocrisy anymore,” she said. “We all deserve better.”

Walker says he never asked or told anyone to get an abortion and that he never paid for one. But this is the same guy who can’t remember how many kids he has, so how are we to believe him when he says he can’t remember how many abortions he never paid for?

Republicans are lying hypocrites. And if you don’t want to take my word for it, then take it from Christian Walker, Herschel Walker’s son. Christian is one of his kids that Herschel does remember.

Christian has been making videos attacking his father and his campaign.

Christian spills the dirt on his dad in one video, saying, “Family values, people? He has four kids, four different women, wasn’t in the house raising one of them. He was out having sex with other women. Do you care about family values?” After the abortion story dropped, Christian tweeted a new video where he says, “I was silent, lie, after lie, after lie. The abortion part drops yesterday, it’s literally his handwriting in the card, they say they have receipts, whatever. He gets on Twitter, he lies about it. OK, I’m done. Done. Everything has been a lie.”

Christian also tweeted, “I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us. You’re not a ‘family man’ when you left us to bang a bunch of women, threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from your violence.”

And in another tweet, “I don’t care about someone who has a bad past and takes accountability. But how DARE YOU LIE and act as though you’re some ‘moral, Christian, upright man.’ You’ve lived a life of DESTROYING other peoples lives. How dare you.”

Christian, who is a Republican social media “influencer,” is the 23-year-old son of Walker and Cindy DeAngelis Grossman, who are no longer married. Grossman has accused Walker of pointing a gun at her head. She described his abuse in an ad by the Republican Accountability Project PAC, saying, “His eyes would become very evil … The guns and knives. I got into a few choking things with him. The first time he held the gun to my head, he held the gun to my temple and said he was gonna blow my brains out.”

In 2005, four years after their divorce, Grossman went to court to get a protective order against Herschel Walker because he was threatening to murder her and her boyfriend.

None of this will matter to Republican voters, so let’s hope Georgia Independents refuse to vote for this mentally unstable evil abusive lying hypocrite.

This information about how violent, abusive, and hypocritical Walker is shouldn’t be necessary to defeat him, because he’s a horrible candidate. He’s not qualified for the job. But it is needed because this race is in Georgia.

Please, Georgia…we already have one lunatic from your state in Congress. Please don’t send another.

Note for the regulars: I’m going to Ohio this week for the usually-annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. For you, that means some or all of the blogs will be shorter than usual between tomorrow and Monday. Please try to survive.

Music note: I listened to Jet, Jesus Jones, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, and Jefferson Airplane (I was in the J’s).

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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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Presidential Buckets


In early 2022, Donald Trump asked one of his lawyers to tell the National Archives that all of the material they were seeking had been returned to them and none were remaining at Mar-a-Lago. The lawyer refused to do that.

Trump attorney Alex Cannon facilitated the January transfer of 15 boxes of presidential records from Mar-a-Lago to the National Archives, which they had spent over a year trying to get. Cannon had been an attorney for the Trump Organization and the Trump Campaign before joining Trump’s post-presidential (sic) legal team, so this guy had the experience to know that most things Donald Trump says are flat-out lies. So, he refused to tell the National Archives that they had received all the documents and none were left at Mar-a-Lago. It was a smart move because as we know now, it was another Trump lie.

An attorney who lies in court or to the government can lose his or her law license. For lying to the FBI and Justice Department, an attorney can go to prison. I’m not sure what lying to the National Archives can get you but doing so as a legal representative may land you in hot water.

As it turns out, the 15 boxes that were returned were packed by Trump himself, which is really weird. Trump never does anything himself, like with his own hands, unless it’s something corrupt…like drawing on hurricane maps with Sharpies.

Trump also dictated a statement for his team to release publicly that said “everything” had been returned. Sources say he complained that the National Archives were being “persnickety” over this material. But his team didn’t want to release that statement because like Cannon, they weren’t certain it was true. And like most things with Trump, it wasn’t. Instead, they released a statement saying Trump had given boxes of materials to the archives in a “friendly” manner. It did not say that all of the materials were handed over.

More documents from Mar-a-Lago were returned in June, and the FBI presented a search warrant on Mar-a-Lago in August.

Being an attorney for Trump comes with criminal liability. Ask Michael Cohen, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and John Eastman. Trump attorney Christina Bobb, signed a certification that a “diligent search” was conducted and that “any and all” documents were produced to the government. That was a lie. Evan Corcoran, another Trump attorney, made statements to the FBI during one Mar-a-Lago visit that also turned out not to be true.

The New York Times reporter, Maggie Haberman, interviewed Trump for her new book, “Confidence Man,” in 2021. She told the Times she asked Trump “on a lark” whether he had taken any memento documents from the White House. Trump told Haberman, “Nothing of great urgency, no,” before bringing up the Kim letters unprompted.

Trump said, “I have great things though, you know. The letters, the Kim Jong Un letters. I had many of them.”

Haberman asked a follow-up question (something Fox News goons never do): “You were able to take those with you?”

Trump backtracked and lied, saying, “No, I think that has the … I think that’s in the archives, but most of it is in the Archives. But the Kim Jong Un letters, we have incredible things. I have incredible letters with other leaders.”

She asked him if he took anything and he brings up the Kim Jong Un love letters, then says he doesn’t have those. Bullshit.

Trump bragging about what he has reminds me of the lyrics to the song “Intimate Secretary” by the Raconteurs.

I’ve got a rabbit, it likes to hop
I’ve got a girl, and she likes to shop
The other foot looks like it won’t drop
I had an uncle and he got shot
I’ve got a red Japanese teapot
I’ve got a pen but I lost the top
I’ve got so many things you haven’t got

The lyrics are sung from what sounds like the perspective of a very juvenile, stupid, and pathetic person that you should feel a little sorry for. In the real world, I don’t feel sorry for Trump.

One thing Trump has that I haven’t got is a prison in his future.

Note for the regulars: I’m going to Ohio this week for the usually-annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. For you, that means some or all of the blogs will be shorter than usual between tomorrow and Monday. Please try to survive.

Music note: I listened to U2, the Vines, and Jet.

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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Why Can’t We Be Friends?


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

Here’s a prediction: When Ron DeSantis runs for president, he will return to wailing about big government spending and accuse President Biden of being a socialist who believes throwing money at problems is the answer, forgetting how he requested billions from Biden in hurricane relief.

Actually, he won’t forget. He’ll just neglect to mention it because Ron DeSantis is a cheap lying goon.

These are the lines DeSantis will have to tread. One line will be what a great governor he is and how well he handled the hurricane and rebuilt the disaster areas, while not mentioning he did it with federal funding provided by President Joe Biden. When Ron DeSantis was a congressman, he opposed federal hurricane relief when Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey.

Golly gee willikers, I sure do hope Ron DeSantis is comfortable being a lying hypocrite. Good news, kids! He is.

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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Who’s Absorbent?


I may have mentioned this in a blog a few days ago (I can’t remember the things I do), but one of the rabid racist MAGAt sycophants whose Facebook page I check in on periodically to gauge the latest GOP outrage posted a tirade about how Biden was politicizing Hurricane Ian.

This post was a few days before Ian made landfall in Florida. The goon wrote, “The refusal of a United States president to meet with, or even talk to the governor of a state about to be hit by a major hurricane, because of political differences, is an unprecedented height of political pettiness.”

Let’s parse this down. Who’s to say anyone was “refusing” to talk to someone? If there was a refusal, why did he assume it was Biden doing the refusal? Since this was a few days before the hurricane, wasn’t it premature to assume they wouldn’t talk (maybe this MAGAt is premature with a lot of things)? Since they did talk and Biden approved every bit of federal aid DeSantis asked for, did the FB poster issue a correction or an update? Of course not. Since he’s triggered by the supposed lack of help, was he triggered enough to applaud Biden for helping Florida? No. And, all the comments on it are still outraged. Nobody has corrected the record. And I’m not gonna comment on it because the goon gets off on that and it only makes his supporters scream at me for using those things called “facts.”

But the biggest takeaway from this is his calling Biden’s “refusal” to talk to DeSantis (which wasn’t true) an “unprecedented height of political pettiness.”

From this point forward, I’m addressing the MAGAt goon.

Excuse me? Did you snore through the entire Trump administration? No, you did not because you were defending all his racist petty bullshit on a daily basis.

In fact, you defended his throwing paper towels at Puerto Ricans after the territory was hit by Hurricane Maria.

You defended Trump when he didn’t know it was a territory, an island, or that he was president of Puerto Rico.

You defended Trump when he feuded with the mayor of San Juan over petty shit.

You defended Trump when he lied about the death toll.

And you defended Trump when he withheld billions…BILLIONS…of federal aid because the mayor hurt his feelings and he didn’t believe he had received enough compliments for all the wonderful things he did for Puerto Rico after the hurricane, which was him visiting the island and tossing paper towels. Why didn’t more people appreciate that?

Never before has any president thrown paper towels at hurricane survivors as well as Donald Trump.

I also remember you defending Trump when he said “send them back,” used federal funds to extort the president of Ukraine, downplayed and politicized the COVID pandemic, his 30,000 lies, his sexual assaults, his endorsements of pedophiles, and when he ordered an insurrection and attack on Congress. I even remember when you defended his defense of Nazis in Charlottesville.

So, yeah. You were present and at least semi-conscious during the Trump disaster. So, why do you believe that our current president (not the one you think won) refusing to talk to a governor is an “unprecedented height of political pettiness?”

After approving aid to Florida, President Biden didn’t tweet something like, “Many people are saying how awesome I am for providing this aid.” I haven’t seen a tweet saying, “Thanks to my leadership.” He hasn’t complained that he hasn’t been thanked enough. He hasn’t lashed out at any government authorities in Florida for being unappreciative. He hasn’t gone to Florida to toss out paper towels. But most of all, he’s not withholding federal funds from Florida because he doesn’t like someone down there. And trust me, there’s someone down there very unlikeable.

Even if Biden hadn’t talked to DeSantis, why would anyone care? I wouldn’t blame him. Who wants to talk to racist fucks like Ron DeSantis? It’s the same as me not wanting to talk to the racist fuck who made that lying Facebook post.

Biden has not put politics before the people of Florida despite the fact it’s a red state now and it voted for Trump.

Do you know why? Because President Joe Biden isn’t a selfish sonofabitch whose only concerns and interests are himself.

This cartoon is just a remember, and maybe a gentle nudge to MAGAts, that we have a decent human being as president right now, and not some rancid racist selfish entitled orange tosser.

Music note: I listened to Jack Johnson 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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Fun With Headless Dolphins


Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was injured in a game against the Buffalo Bills last week. It was a head injury. The NFL and the Dolphins said he cleared concussion protocols, Last Thursday against the Cincinnati Bengals, his head was injured again and he was taken off the field on a stretcher.

The NFL messed up and one person has already been fired over this. While the NFL has put on a happy face in dealing with concussions, they still put dollars above human beings. And you can never listen to an athlete on whether he’s good to play. As we’ve seen with Robert Griffin III, a coach will risk an athlete’s career to win one game.

Speaking of games, this blog is short because I have to meet someone to watch a game that starts in 19 minutes. Happy Sunday.

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

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

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Roughs, Volume 156


It’s time for roughs. All of these were drawn last Friday, September 23, except for the first one. It was drawn the day before. All of these are on Russia, Putin, and Ukraine, except for the first one.

I liked this cartoon and the only reason I didn’t do it is that I had already drawn two others on the subject.

I did something similar to this at the start of the war, and I forgot about it when I roughed this idea out. Later in the week, I stumbled upon the other one I had already drawn. A lot of cartoonists do this, forget they had already drawn an idea.

I wasn’t too crazy about this one and I did an image search after I drew it for “political cartoons,” “Russia,” “Putin,” and “meat grinder,” to see if it had already been done. It had. A lot.

I dug this one and turned it into a real cartoon.

I did not like this one.

I didn’t like this one at all. It’s boring to me, but I started throwing ideas against the wall to see what sticks.

I wasn’t crazy about this one.

I did three on Russians fleeing their country to avoid Putin’s draft. They’re all similar and I was trying to find the best way to implement the concept. I felt I had something but wasn’t sticking the landing.

This was OK but I still kinda dug it.

I really liked this one but chose the Putin Youth cartoon over it.

See? Another version of the fleeing Russian draft dodgers. I don’t blame them.

This is the one we went with for last week’s CNN Opinion newsletter. I really liked it.

So which ones are your faves?

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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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Sailing To Fluteghazi


Yarr, did you hear the one about the black flautist playing James Madison’s flute? MAGAts haven’t been this riled up over stupid bullshit since Disney’s black mermaid.

First off, let’s get one controversy out of the way. “Flautist” is the correct term while “flutist” is more commonly used. I’m going with “flautist” just because I like it better.

Before this week, I bet you had never heard of Lizzo. Don’t feel bad, neither had I. Lizzo is a world-famous singer and classically-trained flautist. OK, flute player. Lizzo was headed to Washington, D.C, and was invited through a tweet by the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden (who is the first black female to head up the LOC. We’re learning all sorts of new stuff today) to check out their flute collection. Another thing I just learned is that not only does the LOC have flutes, but they have the largest collection of flutes in the world. Like nearly 2,000. I wonder if they have the flute from American Pie that the girl used at Band Camp. Clean it first, Lizzo!

One of the flutes in the collection is a crystal flute owned by Founding Father James Madison. In case we’re still learning, Madison was our nation’s fourth president. The flute was given to him as a gift on his second inauguration in 1813. He never played the flute and it was sent to the LOC where it’s been sitting ever since…unplayed. Nobody living had ever heard this flute fluted ever. So, wouldn’t it make sense for the first person to flute on it be a person who is a classically-trained flautist?

You can see and hear her play it here. She described it as like playing through a champagne glass and only played a few notes before handing it back to its caretaker. She was very gingerly with it.

Then came the outrage. People who never knew James Madison had a flute were outraged that a black woman played his flute.

Ben Shapiro, the guy in charge of the racist Daily Wire, tweeted, “This Lizzo-flute controversy is a perfect example of what I have termed Face Tattoo Phenomenon™: the phenomenon whereby someone does something deliberately controversial in an attempt to draw attention, and then acts offended when you notice.”

What was deliberately controversial by Lizzo playing this flute? Explain that, please, Mr. Shapiro.

Shapiro had a follow-up tweet, which was probably sent trying to pretend his outrage wasn’t over race. He tweeted, “If all we had seen was the clip of Lizzo playing the flute in the halls of the Library of Congress while wearing a semi-modest outfit, everyone would have shrugged. But that’s not the clip everyone championed as groundbreaking: it was the clip where she bragged about twerking.”

I did not see that clip, but the clip I saw with her and the flute contained no twerking unless I don’t know what twerking is, which is very possible. I’m old. I don’t know what you crazy kids are doing today. I still don’t understand planking. That’s just lying still, right? Hell, I can do that. I’m good at that. Does that make me hip? Did I just lose cool points for using “hip?”

Nick Adams is a guy who I assume wrote a book because he claims he’s Donald Trump’s favorite author. We’re still learning shit today. Who knew illiterate fucks had favorite authors? Saying you’re Donald Trump’s favorite author is like saying you’re your dog’s favorite chef. Your dog licks his own ass. Anyway, Adams tweeted, “Lizzo isn’t talented enough to play music on a $20 Yamaha Plastic Recorder off Amazon let alone a crystal flute once owned by James Madison. The Biden Administration is making a mockery of the country.”

Why is this Nick Adam fucker blaming Biden? Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, was nominated by President Obama in 2016, confirmed by a GOP Senate by a 74-18 vote (which means we had at least 18 racists in the Senate in 2016), presided during the Trump administration (not that Trump was ever gonna go to a library), and is still serving during the Biden administration. I really hope Adams puts more research into Trump’s favorite books than he does in his tweets.

Greg Price, another goon who’s famous for gooning I guess, tweeted, “The Library of Congress really took out a 200-year old flute that belonged to James Madison just so Lizzo could twerk with it. They degrade our history and then call you racist if you actually value it.”

Greg Price, I doubt you value the flute because I doubt you were ever aware of it before a black woman played it. I will call you a racist though. Racist.

A right-wing lawyer who was on Donald Trump’s legal team and now works for Doug Mastriano and for some reason, has a show somewhere, said Lizzo “is basically famous, I think, for being one the most morbidly obese people in the world. This is just desecration purposefully of America’s history.”

First off, did Ellis ever notice Donald Trump’s obesity while she was gooning, I mean, lawyering for him? Did she ever notice what a fat lying fuck Rush Limbaugh was while he was still alive? Now my question for Ellis is: How does Lizzo playing this flute you never heard of before (because I seriously doubt you’re a flute expert) desecrate American history?

What I believe desecrates history, Ms. Ellis you racist goon, is outlawing teaching American history. By the way, Ellis helped Trump try to steal the election and has been subpoenaed by a Colorado court. Let me give you one tip for prison, Ms. Ellis: If you meet any large black inmates who share your cell block, call them “Obese.” They love that.

But, hey. Let’s give white privileged butt-hurt America more shit to get upset with. Did you hear Chris Rock was wearing George Washington’s wooden teeth? Did you know that Obama took Thomas Jefferson’s entire library to the south side of Chicago? I bet you didn’t know that Whoopi Goldberg was allowed to fly Ben Franklin’s kite.

Tami Sawyer tweeted an excellent point: “James Madison was the author of the 3/5 compromise. He’s lucky Lizzo didn’t break that flute into five pieces and throw it off the stage. Stay mad.”

They will, Tami. They will stay mad. The only question is: What shit will they make up next to be mad about.

Music note: I listened to a bunch of stuff I’ve already mentioned here, like the Black Keys, the Hive, Kaiser Chiefs, etc, because I played one of these, and then the random player stayed in the right groove.

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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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Texas Cowards


A few years ago I was at a wedding here in Virginia, and the bride’s mom had flown in for it from Texas. After the vows were exchanged and everyone was dancing and eating cake, the bride’s mom was talking about Texas. Everything that came out of her mouth was about how Texas was the greatest place in the world. Texas is great for this. Texas is amazing for that. Texas, Texas, Texas. It was kinda insulting to everyone who lived in Virginia to be told how much better it is in Texas. She had a real lady boner for the place. Some of the stuff she claimed about Texas wasn’t true, like how the state could secede anytime it wanted and it’d probably be better off, but I didn’t challenge her because the bride is a really good friend of mine. It’s not her fault her mom was lying her lady Texas balls off about Texas.

But I don’t EVER want to hear anyone talk about how great Texas is ever again. Ever. For starters, look what they did to tacos. Then you have the lax environmental and safety regulations. Texans think it’s great to have fewer regulations, and it does attract more corporations to move to the state, but then you get shit factories exploding that kill 15 people. That’s nothing to brag about.

Texas is also the easiest place to buy a gun, and when a shooter kills 19 elementary students, two teachers, and his grandmother, the cowardly politicians talk about regulating the doors. Texas politicians like Governor Greg Abbott are too cowardly to even bring up the subject of making it harder to purchase an assault rifle in Texas.

And then you have fuckers like Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who’s been a cowardly sniveling MAGAt goon for a long time.

A process server attempted to serve Ken Paxton with a subpoena at his home this week. Lawyers in an abortion lawsuit had been attempting to serve it to him through his lawyers, but there were questions over whether his lawyers could accept it. Then, they tried to send it to his office but there were doubts about that too. So, a process server tried to deliver it straight to Paxton himself, at his home. Paxton was alerted that the process server was coming. What’d Paxton do? He hid. He hid behind his wife. It gets worse.

Ernesto Martin Herrera, the process server, knocked on Paxton’s door and saw the AG through the window coming to the door, and then turning around. Paxton’s wife, State Senator Angela Paxton, came to the door instead and said Ken was on the phone. So the process server attempted to wait it out. About an hour later, he saw Ken Paxton leaving his garage. When the server shouted his name, Paxton ran back inside the house.

A few minutes after that, Angela Paxton came out, opened the rear driver-side door of a truck in the driveway, got in the driver’s seat and started the truck. Herrera said, “A few minutes later I saw Mr. Paxton RAN (sic) from the door inside the garage towards the rear door behind the driver side.” Herrera added that Paxton ignored his calls that he was there to serve the attorney general legal documents. Herrera said he left the subpoena on the ground beside the truck but the couple drove off without taking it.

Paxton said that Herrera “was neither honest nor upfront about his intentions” and referenced the fact that many Texans own guns. “Given that this suspicious and erratic man charged me on my private property, he is lucky this situation did not escalate further or necessitate force.” So, Paxton threatened the scary Hispanic man. Nice.

But this doesn’t add up. Paxton knew a process server was coming. Why was he afraid of that? If it was so scary, then why did he have his wife answer the door? Why did he send his wife out first to start the truck for him to run out of the house and hop into while it was running?

If the situation was so dire, why didn’t Paxton call the police? Could there possibly be a bigger cowardly lying goon in Texas than Ken Paxton? Yes, there is. But we’ll get to him in a minute.

Paxton has a lot of legal troubles. He’s the subject of an FBI criminal probe into allegations of bribery, and in 2015, he was indicted and arrested on felony securities fraud charges, for which he has yet to go to trial. The Texas state bar has also brought a lawsuit against Paxton for misleading the U.S. Supreme Court in his suit seeking to challenge Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. Remember when Paxton, the Attorney General for Texas, tried to sue Pennsylvania to stop them from certifying President Biden’s victory in that state?

Paxton is up for reelection and despite being a coward, Texas voters will probably return him to office like they did with that other Texas coward, Ted Cruz. I told you we were getting to him.

Ted Cruz came out against Donald Trump in 2015. He called Trump a “sniveling lying coward” after Trump insulted his wife’s looks and accused his father of killing JFK. Today, Ted Cruz is a huge Trump sycophant.

When Texas was undergoing a deep freeze, Ted fled the state for warm and sunny Cancun. He immediately fled back to Texas after being called out, making sure to be seen wearing a face mask with the state flag on it as he disembarked from the plane. He soon manufactured a photo-op of him putting cases of water into car trunks. Ted later lied about his reasons for going to Cancun and blamed his two daughters. He tried to make himself into a father-of-the-year candidate by taking his poor daughters to Cancun after they asked for what he claimed was a class field trip, which it wasn’t.

There’s also the irony that Ted Cruz is opposed to immigrants coming to this nation to seek asylum when that’s exactly how his father got here, and the irony that he doesn’t want people seeking refuge in the United States from Mexico while he sought refuge in Mexico. There’s also the irony that he himself wasn’t born in the USA while he’s trying to keep other Hispanics from coming to the USA. What a sniveling lying two-face sanctimonious cheese-face coward.

And Texans keep supporting these goons.

Texans used to be represented by strong Texans from Sam Houson to Lyndon Johnson to Ann Richards. Now, they settle for Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton, and Ted Cruz. I assure you, Ken Paxton and Ted Cruz would have ran from getting their asses kicked by Ann Richards.

I was born in Texas, which makes me more Texan than Paxton (born in North Dakota) and Cruz (born in Canada) combined, and I would never hide behind women and children when in danger, like when someone wants to hand you a sheet of paper.

Texans can do better than Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton, and Ted Cruz…or can they? Texans, I don’t want to hear you talk about how great, strong, bad-ass, or independent Texas is ever again until you stop allowing cowards to represent you.

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and it’s true. No state has bigger cowards.

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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Qrazy Love


Marjorie Taylor Greene’s husband is leaving her which makes a lot of sense because he’s married to Marjorie Taylor Greene. According to court documents, Perry Greene is filing on the grounds that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Perry is also asking the Floyd County Superior Court to seal the divorce proceedings, “because the parties’ significant privacy interest in sealing the records outweighs the public’s minuscule interest in access to said records.”

With that, I believe we should show the Greenes the same respect they’ve given to others throughout their lives.

Marjorie Taylor Greene is a vile disgusting troglodyte pig person.

This is a person who’s attacked non-binary people. She stalked school-shooting survivor David Hogg, following him as he walked down the street, taunting him and calling him a “crisis actor.” She went to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional office and shouted through her mail slot.

She’s an anti-semite who spread conspiracy theories about George Soros being a Nazi and that California wildfires were started by Jewish space lasers controlled by the Rothchilds.

She claimed Dr. Anthony Fauci created the coronavirus in a Wuhan laboratory.

She claims the 2020 election was stolen and also requested that Donald Trump grant her a pardon for her involvement in trying to steal the election.

She claimed that Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib took their congressional oaths on the Quran which invalidates their membership in Congress (it wouldn’t). She claims President Obama is a Muslim.

She’s written dozens of articles for at least two conspiracy websites. She’s also helped push the Pizzagate conspiracy theory.

She’s called for violence against congressional colleagues, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She lost all her committee assignments for her violent rhetoric.

She claimed Pelosi’s “Gazpacho” police were spying on Republicans. She believes Bill Gates is growing fake meat in “peach tree” dishes.

She hangs out with Klansmen and white supremacists like Nick Fuentes and Chester Doles.

After her company received $182,300 from the Paycheck Protection Program, she donated $450,000 to her congressional campaign.

She claimed the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, was committed by Antifa members dressed as Trump supporters.

She was one of 21 House Republicans who voted against a resolution to award the Congressional Gold Medal to police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

She claims the contraceptive Plan B “kills a baby in the womb” when it actually prevents ovulation and thus prevents pregnancy.

She claimed vaccine passports would be President Biden’s “mark of the beast.”

She claimed Speaker Pelosi’s requirement that House members continue wearing masks until they all prove they have been vaccinated “is exactly the (same) type of abuse” as Jews being “put in trains and taken to gas chambers” in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.

Three weeks after apologizing for the Holocaust comment, she compared Biden’s suggestion to provide door-to-door vaccinations to “medical brownshirts” and said, “You can’t force people to be part of the human experiment.”

She sent a letter to President Biden demanding that he investigate Dr. Fauci and to provide her with a response by June 31 when there are only 30 days in June. Dr. Fauci probably killed June 31.

She claimed Covid wasn’t dangerous for people who aren’t fatties or over 65.

She claimed Donald Trump would be reinstated by August 2021…or at least by June 31.

She opposes foreign aid and said our U.S. money shouldn’t be going to China, Russia, the middle east, or Guam (which is part of the USA).

On Steve Bannon’s radio show, she said if she had the authority to, she would kick out every Chinese person in the United States who is loyal to the Chinese Communist Party.

She claimed the shooting at Highland Park on July 4 was “designed to make Republicans go along with more gun control” because the shooting occurred “in a rich, white neighborhood”. She also said, “We didn’t see that at all the Pride parades in the month of June” and that “As soon as we hit MAGA month … we have shootings on July Fourth”. July is MAGA month?

She co-sponsored a bill to ban U.S. embassies from flying Pride flags.

She put a poster outside her office that said “There are TWO genders: Male & Female. Trust The Science!” which was to taunt her colleague across the hall who has a transgender daughter.

She claimed straight people would go extinct within less than two centuries due to LGBT-inclusive educators, calling them “trans terrorists”. She also falsely claimed the shooter at Robb Elementary was transgender.

Ya’ know what? I just looked at the rest of the shit she believes and has claimed and it’s extremely long. I don’t have all day. Anyway, she’s a hateful bigoted Qanon conspiracy theorist who doesn’t deserve for me to spend more time on today. I got other things to do.

My point is about her divorce, boo-fucking-hoo.

Music note: I listened to Foo Fighters and Chili Peppers.

Creative note: I started this cartoon yesterday morning and right after I had it spellchecked by Laura and Hilary, I thought of the Sharpie/hurricane cartoon. I liked that one much better and decided to do it then, pushing this one aside. I had decided this one would be placed on the back burner until the next hurricane, if not dead forever…but I changed my mind this morning. I still liked it.

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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