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Classified Arooga


Classified documents have been discovered at the Indiana home of former vice president (sic) Mike Pence. This really hurts some of the stupid defenses of Trump having classified documents and the attacks on Biden.

Remember, Donald Trump intentionally took classified documents. He resisted efforts to return all of them. He lied about having them. He had his lawyers sign affidavits lying about having them. He claimed he owned the documents. He still claims he owns them. He’s also lied that he only took empty folders that formerly contained classified documents. He did take some empty folders but he also took documents.

One of the dumb defenses is that Trump was allowed to take classified documents because he was president, but a vice president is not allowed. The first tiny batch found in President Biden’s Delaware home landed there while he was vice president. This is a very stupid defense and it’s not true at all. Classified or not, a president, or former president, is NOT allowed to steal documents that are government property.

This destroys the argument that Biden intentionally stole documents because Mike Pence’s defense is the same as his.

According to reports, documents packed and sent to Pence’s home were conducted by his aides. The same is probably true for President Biden’s documents. Donald Trump picked and chose which documents to keep because he thought they would be “cool keepsakes.” Trump purposely took the documents and tried to sneak them out. I’m shocked the FBI didn’t find tiny soaps and bottles of shampoo from the White House at MAGA-Lardo.

The problem with misplaced classified documents doesn’t appear to lie with Pence or Biden, but with the system that’s currently in place. So what now?

Does Merrick Garland appoint another special counsel to investigate Mike Pence? Pence’s lawyer said two boxes were found with classified markings, which sounds like a greater number of documents than what was found in President Biden’s home.

The finding of documents takes some of the pressure off President Biden. Both cases appear to be administrative errors. The teams for both men immediately contacted the National Archives and volunteered to turn the documents over. Both men cooperated.

Donald Trump’s team believes this proves all three cases are administrative errors and there shouldn’t be criminal charges in any of these events. The only problem with that is, Trump’s situation is NOT an administrative error. It’s a criminal one. Donald Trump stole the documents, refused to cooperate, and lied about them.

Another hole for the MAGA argument is that you don’t have credibility when pretending to be outraged over Biden having documents when you didn’t care that Trump did it worse.

Now, for all you ninnies who keep asking why the FBI isn’t “raiding” the homes of President Biden, it’s because he cooperated. Donald Trump was given several opportunities over the span of over a year and a half to cooperate. The National Archives were pushed by Trump’s refusal to cooperate and had to contact the Justice Department, which then granted a warrant for the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago. If they hadn’t, Trump would still be sitting on classified documents at his country club.

As for the gripe by the pinheads that Hunter Biden, who has contacts with China, had access to his father’s garage where the documents were kept…There were white nationalists, mob bosses, spies from foreign governments, and Jared Kushner who was paid $2 billion by Saudi Arabia for reasons that are still a mystery who all had access to Mar-a-Lago. Shaddup, pinheads.

And the argument that the Secret Service guarding Trump at Mar-a-Lago was also guarding the classified documents, no they were not.

On another note: You’re going to see this kind of joke repeated but with different punchlines. I’ve already seen one cartoon on documents found at Mount Vernon and a meme of them found in Lincoln’s log cabin. There was nothing more to the jokes than the documents found at those locations, but you’re going to see more of them.

Music note: Naturally, I listened to the Kaiser Chiefs while drawing this.

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Cop City


The people who attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021, are terrorists. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar. Let’s start with Tucker Carlson.

Tucker Carlson said the violence on January 6 will be a “footnote” in American history. He’s blamed the FBI for instigating the attack. He claims the Capitol Police allowed the terrorist into the building. He’s downplayed the role of white supremacists in the attack because he is one himself. He claims Ashli Babbit, the terrorist who was shot while forcing her way further into the Capitol, “posed no conceivable threat to anyone.” He claimed that “not a single person in the crowd that day was found to be carrying a firearm” despite court records showing that to be a lie. And he says the attack was NOT an insurrection.

Tucker had different thoughts after a peaceful protest in Atlanta BRIEFLY turned violent.

Marchers gathered to protest the killing of an activist by cops on Wednesday during a raid to clear the construction site of a police training facility that activists have nicknamed “Cop City”. Cops shot and killed activist Manuel Teran, a 26-year-old who they claim shot and wounded a state trooper. The protesters don’t believe the cops.

Would cops lie? During the protests throughout the nation after the murder of George Floyd by cops, entire police departments lied.

During a protest in Buffalo, cops shoved a 75-year-old man to the ground, sustaining a brain injury. The cops kept walking by with none of them helping the elderly man. The Buffalo Police Department issued a statement that the man had tripped. The only problem with that explanation is that 70 million people viewed the footage of the police shoving the man to the ground. Naturally, a grand jury refused to charge any police officers.

After CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez was arrested while covering protests in Minneapolis, the police department issued a statement saying, “In the course of clearing the streets and restoring order at Lake Street and Snelling Avenue, four people were arrested by State Patrol troopers, including three members of a CNN crew. The three were released once they were confirmed to be members of the media.” I guess the cops don’t want CNN because the arrest was live on the air and viewers saw Jimenez holding his CNN badge while reporting, identifying himself as a reporter, and telling the officers the crew would move wherever officers needed them to. Jimenez was handcuffed live on TV.

It’s not just that a cop or a few cops lied. The official statements from the police departments lied. They lied boldly. They lied hoping the public would believe their statements and not their own eyes. This gives the impression that lying is a part of cop culture.

The violence in Atlanta was brief. A police car was set on fire and protesters smashed windows of buildings. Six people, all white, were arrested.

Tucker said, “Antifa is the armed instrument of the permanent Democratic establishment in Washington. Their job is to mobilize when politically necessary. Political militia are a common feature in third-world politics. In our country, only one party has them.”

If Antifa (if this is Antifa) is the armed instrument of the Democratic establishment as Tucker claims, then what are the Proud Boys? What are the Oathkeepers? What are the Three Percenters? What’s Qanon? Each of these groups was represented during the terrorist attack on the Capitol.

The Democratic Party does NOT sanction or condone Antifa. Donald Trump told his terrorists to come to Washington on January 6 and promised that “it would be wild.” He tweeted to the terrorists that they are “very special” and that he “loved” them.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, who now sits on the Homeland Security Committee, which is to protect our nation from terrorists, said “we would have won” if she was in charge of the terrorist attack on January 6. She described the incident in Atlanta as an “insurrection” committed by Antifa and Black Lives Matter. That doesn’t even make sense. She then went on Tucker’s show and announced that she’s introducing legislation (destined to fail) that would classify Antifa as a terrorist organization. Don’t forget, MTG is a proud member of Qanon, a terrorist organization that sent a goon to shoot up a pizza parlor (and not because they put pineapple on pizza), and has pushed their conspiracy theories.

Kevin McCarthy, who put a terrorist on the Homeland Security Committee, initially blamed Donald Trump for the attack on January 6, but couldn’t backtrack and crawl up his own ass fast enough after seeing that didn’t sell with his party. He quickly made a run to Mar-a-Lago to kiss Trump’s ass and get a photo-op with him. After the Atlanta incident, he tweeted, “We stand with cops.” Oh, you do, do you?

Over 100 Capitol Police officers were injured by Trump’s white nationalist terrorists on January 6, with five of them dying afterward. Congress awarded every officer who responded to the insurrection with the Congressional Gold medal with 21 House Republicans voting NO. Marjorie Taylor Greene was one of those no votes, but she wants to cry for cops in Atlanta.

During the award ceremony, the mother of fallen officer Brian Sicknick refused to shake the hands of Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell saying, “They’re just two-faced. I’m just tired of them standing there and saying how wonderful the Capitol police is, and they turn around and … go down to Mar-a-Lago and kiss Trump’s ring.” I wouldn’t have said that. I would have said “ass.”

Sicknick’s brother said, “They have no idea what integrity is. They can’t stand up for what’s right and wrong.” McConnell criticized and blamed Trump for the insurrection but refused to vote to convict after the Senate impeachment trial. This is called cowardice.

But now the goons want to tell us they “stand with cops” after supporting the terrorists who attacked cops. They want to cry about a burning police car and a few smashed windows and howl about Antifa after they supported white nationalist groups like Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Three Percenters, and Qanon after they attacked our nation.

What’s next? Are they going to claim they’re patriots while supporting Putin? Oh, yeah. Oops.

Republicans, especially MAGA, are domestic terror threats against this nation. Putting a supporter of white nationalist terrorists on the Homeland Security Committee is almost as laughable as it is terrifying. And that person wants to classify a left-wing group as a terrorist organization.

Republicans have lost every right to pretend they’re outraged by political violence.

Six people were arrested in Atlanta. Nearly 1,000 people have been charged in the January 6 insurrection. The only thing arrested MAGA terrorists have in common with those arrested in Atlanta is that they’re all white.

Music note: I continued listening to The Wall.

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Hollywood Liberal Background Checks


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Bullies for Baldwin


A 72-year-old man is the suspect in a mass shooting yesterday that killed ten and injured ten more in a dance studio in Monterey Park, California. The shooting occurred while the city’s large Asian American community was celebrating Lunar New Year weekend. The suspected shooter killed himself in a van after a standoff with police. The first reaction from the right was “Yay, the shooter’s not a white guy.”

Look at what Donald Trump Jr tweeted. “You think you’d hear a lot more about the mass shooting of 10 people in California… But don’t worry you won’t hear anything about it because it wasn’t done by a white conservative man with an assault rifle. Doesn’t work for the narrative so it basically never happened!”

Trumpy Jr didn’t even pause to phone in thoughts and prayers. He immediately politicized it to attack the media. And the reason he feels the need to post that tweet is because most mass shootings usually are committed by white conservative men. What did he tweet after Tops in Buffalo? Also, CNN has been covering the shooting a LOT.

None of the regular House goons, Jim “Gym” Jordan, Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, or Marjorie Taylor Greene have tweeted about the shooting in Monterey. Although Gaetz did retweet a photo of him and Boebert posing with assault rifles. They were mostly preoccupied with tweeting condemnations at Antifa for the riots and protests yesterday in Atlanta, which is truly contrary to how they support the white nationalist MAGA terrorists who attacked our nation on January 6, 2021.

The only gun death these goons appear to care about is that of Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer on the set of the film “Rust,” who was shot by actor Alec Baldwin after he was handed a prop gun that he was told was “cold,” meaning it was empty. But I bet none of them know her name.

Baldwin has been charged with two counts of manslaughter in Santa Fe, New Mexico which Republicans are euphoric over. Many have tweeted their excitement over Baldwin going to prison before a trial has even begun. Of course, Republicans don’t know how the justice system works. They believe Donald Trump is entitled to steal government property to keep as “cool keepsakes” … or sell to Russia.

The armorer on “Rust,” Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, is also facing charges of involuntary manslaughter. She might be the one who’s in real trouble.

The district attorney for Santa Fe County, Mary Carmack-Altwies, said she plans to argue in court that Baldwin did not take “due caution or circumspection” with the weapon he was handed. She’s going to lose this case.

I’m not an Alec Baldwin fanboy and I’m not defending him because he’s a liberal or impersonated Donald Trump so brilliantly on Saturday Night Live. I think he was great in “30 Rock,” but if he was responsible for this death, I’d want him prosecuted.

And the only reason Republicans are excited to see Baldwin prosecuted is that he’s a Hollywood liberal actor who impersonated Donald Trump so well. They don’t want him punished for the death of the cinematographer…they want him sent to prison for making Donald Trump look ridiculous.

It’s not the actor’s responsibility to make sure what someone hands them is safe. It’s the job of the armorer on the set. As Kirk Acevedo, an actor who has worked with guns on shows like “Band of Brothers” and in the film “The Thin Red Line,” said about responsibility, “It can’t be me. If you have never fired a weapon before, how would you know how to do all of that? For some people, it’s hard to even pull back the slide.”

How can an actor be responsible for the safety of a gun being used on a film set when that actor doesn’t know anything about guns? How can he be responsible when he’s unqualified?

This case may not even make it to trial. There is responsibility for the death of Hutchins, but it’s not on Baldwin.

What’s telling about Republicans is all the noise they’re making about Alec Baldwin while not caring about Halyna Hutchins or the ten people who were killed in a mass shooting yesterday. They also don’t care about the victims in the other 34 mass shootings over the past three weeks.

For Republicans, it’s always “too soon” to talk about gun control after a mass shooting, but it’s never too soon to politicize it when the shooter’s non-white or a Hollywood liberal.

This week’s cartoon for the CNN Opinion newsletter was on Alec Baldwin and gun control (I haven’t published it on the blog yet). And what were the odds it would be published the same day another mass shooting occurred? In a nation with 35 mass shootings over three weeks, the odds are pretty good.

Now, if only Republicans could care about deaths from guns other than for political points.

Music note: I listened to Pink Floyd and the Alan Parsons Project.

Facebook Suspension Update: My suspension is over and I want to thank everyone who shared my cartoons, blogs, and videos on the platform during my absence. Since I only had about ten days between 30-day suspensions, some of my readers are talking about having a pool on how long until my next suspension.

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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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Don’t Say “Black”


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If this cartoon looks familiar, it’s because it’s a sequel.

Ron DeSantis gave us “don’t say gay.” Now, he’s giving us “don’t say black.”

Officially titled the Parental Rights in Education law, the measure enacted last year bans Florida public school teachers from engaging in classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity. It’s nicknamed the “Don’t Say Gay” law, which really triggers right-wingers when you say it. Don’t say gay, don’t say gay, don’t say gay, don’t say gay, don’t say gay. One of them should be along any second now.

Now, DeSantis’ administration is rejecting a course in African-American studies from being taught in Florida, where he says “woke goes to die.”

The course is an Advanced Placement Placement African-American Studies course which the goon administration claims “breaks the law,” though they’re NOT specifying which law it’s violating. The DeSantis administration sent a letter last month to the College Board Florida Partnership arguing that “the content of this course is inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.” I wonder if the letter was in all caps.

Do you know what really lacks educational value? Anything proposed by Republicans.

Florida Democratic state senator Shevrin Jones, the state’s first openly gay senator, lashed out saying, “Florida is doing its best to tilt the scales and shut down important, much-needed discussions of race, slavery, stolen lands, and undeniable history that have led to where we are as a society today. Governor DeSantis’ whitewashing of history and book bans are his latest assault on American history and our First Amendment rights. Horrifyingly, it is our vulnerable and underrepresented students who will suffer the most as a result.”

Ivory Toldson, the NAACP Director of Education Innovation and Research, said, “Ron DeSantis’ flippant dismissal of an AP African American Studies course is not only a dereliction of his duty to ensure equitable education for all Floridians, but shows clear disdain for the lives and experiences that form part of our national history.”

“Dismissing this important subject as lacking “educational value” defies centuries of evidence to the contrary. African-American history is American history, and failure to comprehend this very simple fact is un-American in and of itself.”

All signs point to the law that’s supposedly being violated is the Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees Act into law, which is commonly referred to as the “Stop Woke Act.” This ridiculous law, parts of which has been shut down by a court, prohibits any instruction that could make someone feel “personal responsibility” for historic wrongdoings because of their race, sex, or national origin.

It basically says you can’t teach anything that makes someone else feel bad which for me, would have been math class. What the goons are doing here is trying to ban black history or anything pertaining to it that could make a white kid feel guilty, such as the fact that white people in this country enslaved black people. The law is a free-speech ban.

DeSantis says the law against “wokeness” is to stop the racism being spread by Critical Race Theory, which isn’t being taught in any schools. Conservatives are arguing that this new Advanced Placement course is CRT, but it’s not. It’s black history which by the way, is American history.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of The New York Times’s 1619 Project, tweeted, “Remember when we were told they weren’t opposing the teaching of Black history, just ‘CRT’? And how many dismissed those of us who said these laws were anti-history laws, and anti-Black? Perhaps one day folks will listen to those who know.”

She also said, “Our history has long been treated as illegitimate. It has always been contested.” In case you haven’t noticed, there are zero efforts in this nation to ban other aspects of American history, just the black parts. Hmm. It makes you wonder.

DeSantis’ spokesgoon said, “The course is a vehicle for a political agenda and leaves large, ambiguous gaps that can be filled with additional ideological material, which we will not allow.” You mean, ambiguous like saying it violates a law without specifying the law it violates?

During his inauguration speech to start the second term he hopes not to finish, DeSantis said, “Florida must always be a great place to raise a family…we will enact more family-friendly policies to make it easier to raise children and we will defend our children against those who seek to rob them of their innocence.” That sounds like some shit the White Citizens Council from the deep south 1950s would say.

Ron DeSantis is a racist. During his first campaign, he aired ads of his toddler building a racist border wall out of Legos. He signed a law making it legal to run over Black Lives Matters protesters. He’s shipped brown immigrants to sanctuary cities from Texas as a political stunt that scores points with yee-haw fuckers. Now, he’s banning black history. Teaching important parts of American history is now illegal in Florida.

Florida isn’t where “woke goes to die.” Thanks to Ron DeSantis, it’s where education goes to die.

Music note: I listened to Pete Yorn.

Facebook Suspension Update: My suspension is over and I want to thank everyone who shared my cartoons, blogs, and videos on the platform during my absence. Since I only had about ten days between 30-day suspensions, some of my readers are talking about having a pool on how long until my next suspension.

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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Debt Ceiling Hypocrites


It’s always disturbing when members of Congress display ignorance of how legislation works. Republicans promise their voters that if elected, they’ll rein in government spending. The first problem is, they don’t know how it works. The second problem is, they’re all liars and hypocrites.

For most Republicans in Congress, funding the government is like a toilet. The big guys in the GOP understand how it works, but they lie about it. It’s the minions beneath them that don’t understand, and their party doesn’t need them to. They just need to vote how they’re told to vote. So when they say they’re going to fix the problem of government spending, they can’t fix it because they don’t even understand how it works.

Enter the toilet analogy. Republicans know how to flush a toilet, those that are actually housebroken. A lot of the white supremacist MAGA insurrectionists left poo in the hallways of the Capitol, so toilets may be the wrong analogy here. But, let’s say they know how to take a dump in a toilet with a few even knowing how to wipe themselves. But, they don’t know how it works. If it’s broken and they try to fix it, they’ll eventually end up calling a plumber which brings this back to being a good analogy because most plumbers are more qualified to serve in Congress than the likes of Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, and Marjorie Taylor Greene. Though, most plumbers have to deal with less shit than the walking feces that is Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, and Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Fun story that’s also gross (I’m sorry. Did we already pass gross?): I had a housemate for a few months a few years ago and one day he clogged the toilet and left it. When I found it, much to my horror, he was outside with his loser friends smoking cigarettes. I told him he clogged the toilet and then he said something that infuriated me. He said, “There’s a plunger next to the toilet. You know how to use it, right?” I replied, “I’m not sure. Do I hold it by the wooden handle when I’m beating the fucking out of you with it?” Whatever there was of our relationship deteriorated even more that day, but I did not plunge that toilet. He was also a racist Klansman wannabe (even they didn’t want him) which I didn’t find out until after I had moved in. That situation only lasted six months which was still too long. We got into a fight, he went to jail, and when he got back, I was gone. I love living alone now.

Anyway, Republicans are now barking that they’re not going to raise the debt ceiling unless they get massive cuts to programs they hate. They’re claiming that raising the debt limit increases spending. It does not.

The debt ceiling was created in World War I so Congress didn’t have to vote on every bit of spending requested by the Treasury Department, but still have some control. But Congress, which is the branch of our government that appropriates spending, has to add to the national debt constantly to meet our obligations for stuff like Social Security and Medicare. And let’s not forget the over $800 billion we spend every year on our military. Basically, raising the debt ceiling is what keeps the government’s lights on.

The money has already been approved by Congress. The debt ceiling is an increase in the legal limit on how much the federal government can borrow to pay for what it has already bought. If this sounds ridiculous and stupid to you, it’s because it is.

The White House says they will not negotiate on the debt ceiling and quite frankly, they shouldn’t have to. This spending has already been negotiated and fought for. Congress has approved it. What Republicans want to do is negotiate over what Congress has already approved. It’s bad faith.

Republicans are threatening not to raise the limit which will force the federal government to default on its obligations and even decrease our credit rating, which it did when Republicans shut down the government during the Obama era.

That brings us to hypocrisy. Republicans don’t hold the debt ceiling hostage when there’s a Republican in the White House. Since there have only been two Republicans in the White House over the past 30 years, Bush W. (two terms) and Trump (one term because he lost like a big fat orange loser), the GOP only had 12 years to engage in this budget terrorism since 1992.

Republicans shut down the government during the presidencies of Clinton and Obama and now they’re about to do it under Biden. Trump himself shut the government down during his single term (only one because he lost like a big fat orange loser) demanding Congress fund his wall. They never did and he buckled and agreed to Nancy Pelosi’s budget because she wouldn’t let him give the State of the Union address until he did. I bet if McCarthy tried that trick on Biden, it wouldn’t work. Presidents don’t have to give the State of the Union in person (they can send a letter). But the government has to pay its bills.

Shutting down the government hurts millions of working Americans, the same people Republicans pretend to care about yet constantly hold hostage to cut spending on programs those same working people care about. Guess who’s going to get hurt if Republicans get their way and bring cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

Funny thing: Republicans didn’t talk about cutting Social Security and Medicare during the campaigns for the midterms. It’s like how didn’t tell us they would try to ban abortion after winning the House.

Republicans are liars. They claim to care about the national debt when they’re the party that spends the most. In Obama’s eight years, around $8 trillion was added to the debt. In Trump’s four years (which he only had because he lost his reelection like a big fat orange loser), nearly $7 trillion was added.

If Donald Trump had won reelection (which he didn’t because he lost like a big fat orange loser) or had won his insurrection (which he instigated because he’s a white nationalist terrorist), imagine how much the debt would have increased. The last Republican president to actually cut spending was Eisenhower. President Bill Clinton left a surplus that George W. destroyed by financing two wars with tax cuts. The rate of spending decreased under President Obama despite the fact he inherited those two wars and still cut taxes for the middle class. Donald Trump increased the rate of spending dramatically by giving himself a tax cut. He was already only paying around $700 a year in taxes, but felt that was too much.

And if Donald Trump had won reelection (which he didn’t because he lost like a big fat orange loser), Republicans today wouldn’t be refusing to raise the debt ceiling. Fact, fact, fuckity, fact, fact.

Facebook Suspension Update: My suspension is over and I want to thank everyone who shared my cartoons, blogs, and videos on the platform during my absence. Since I only had about ten days between 30-day suspensions, some of my readers are talking about having a pool on how long until my next suspension.

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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Roughs, Volume 168


All of these roughs were drawn Thursday, January 12. They mostly focus on the first week of the Republican House majority.

I found a different way to do this cartoon, which I did draw and sent to my newspaper clients.

I’ve seen so many dumbass comments over the past couple of weeks about the FBI searching President Biden’s homes for classified documents, including the White House. I even saw a couple of dumbass cartoons on it. What’s even worse is, I saw it coming from Republicans in Congress and even Donald Trump. The reason it’s stupid is that there are classified documents in the White House and every elected official should know this. It’s usually where the president receives his daily briefings. Donald Trump knows this since it’s where he also received the daily briefings, and where he gave Russians classified information, and from where he stole classified documents and took them to Mar-a-Lago. Have I ever told you I hate stupid people?

This is another way I could have done it since I’m sure at least one moron on Fox News has asked about it.

It’s really hard to sum up all the lies into one simple cartoon. A bill was passed last year authorizing the IRS to hire an additional 87,000 agents over the next decade. Mostly, these would replace retiring agents. But MAGAts gaslighted this to be about armed agents coming after Joe Sixpack. But the intention of hiring more agents isn’t to come after me or you, but after tax cheats like Donald Trump and other billionaire assholes. House Republicans passed a bill revoking the hiring of these agents, claiming it was to protect me and you. Some even said they succeeded in stopping the hiring. It’s scary that there are representatives in Congress who don’t understand how passing a bill works and seriously need a Schoolhouse Rock refresher. Remember, “I’m just a bill, I am only a bill, and I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill”? Someone needs to play that for Lauren Boebert. Hey, they’re all on Disney Plus.

Just in case you still don’t understand: after the bill passes the House, it then needs to pass the Senate that has a Democratic majority, and then it has to get a signature from President Biden. The House passing a bill that won’t get through the Senate is really just a bunch of partisan noise.

Maybe House fucknuts don’t understand there are three branches of government, and they’re just half of one of those branches.

OK, maybe it is easy to sum up in one cartoon.

This is the cartoon CNN selected for last week’s Opinion newsletter, and they did it on a Thursday afternoon. That gave me all day Friday to draw it which I took because I needed that time to draw all the oranges.

I didn’t go with this one because my colleagues are all making the same kind of jokes, so I let it go. One of my YouTube commenters, Robert Coutinho said he’s getting tired of hearing about George Santos. Today, my editor at CNN told me the same thing. I drew a kickass cartoon today of Santos but I might need to chill on drawing Santos cartoons for a week or so.

I didn’t turn this rough into a real cartoon, but I knew I needed to do something about what the new GOP majority is doing to the ethics committee.

So I did this and it became a real cartoon.

I was reaching. It doesn’t work, even with the raccoon which I know you love.

This didn’t work either.

Which of these are your faves?

Facebook Suspension Update: My suspension is over and I want to thank everyone who shared my cartoons, blogs, and videos on the platform during my absence. Since I only had about ten days between 30-day suspensions, some of my readers are talking about having a pool on how long until my next suspension.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, and Santos


I gotta be honest with you. I don’t have much to say about David Crosby. I can’t fake it for you. I respect his influence and musicianship but he wasn’t a big influence on me unless it was through other musicians. I mean, I loved Tom Petty who was into The Byrds, so maybe that’s it.

I was never really into folk rock so I never got into The Byrds although I’m a huge Beatles fan, and the Byrds and the Beatles were two groups influencing each other. I never got into Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young though I do like a few Neil Young tunes. Young was well-regarded in the early 90s Seattle grunge scene and Pearl Jam even toured with him.

But I don’t think David Crosby ever reached me. I don’t hate his music but I don’t listen to it either. I don’t like “Our House” or “Teach Your Children Well.” I kinda wanna gag when I hear those songs. Maybe I do hate his music.

So instead of drawing a memorial cartoon on David Crosby (or tracing a caricature of him like so many did yesterday), I drew something funny that made me laugh.

If George Santos was to sing “Our House,” it’d be something like, “Our House, is a very very very fine Republican House majority that’s full of goons and liars, la la la la.”

Each day brings a new revelation, lie, or something else horrifying about George Santos. Did you hear about him creating a GoFundMe to save the life of a homeless veteran’s sick dog? It raised over $3,000 but instead of giving the money to save the dog, Santos kept it for himself. Yeah, nice guy.

There’s another revelation that while in Brazil, George Santos was a drag queen. He’s come out vehemently against this one saying it’s not true but really….it’s probably the least objectionable thing about the guy. I mean, despite being openly gay, he must fear that being a drag queen will lose the support of the Republicans who are still defending him. But quite frankly, who cares? It’s more interesting that he denies ever being a drag queen than him being a drag queen. Just work it, George.

I was talking to a colleague last night when this idea came to me at a late hour. I sent it to him and he said it was hilarious, but he was also on his second glass of wine which he told me to factor in. Another friend of mine said it probably doesn’t work but since it made me laugh, I decided to ignore her (but I still love her). And this morning, proofreader Laura said it’s “perfect.”

But I had already decided to go with it because it made me laugh. If you can make yourself laugh, then you should probably draw it.

Music note: While drawing a cartoon about David Crosby, I listened to the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.

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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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Homeland Terror


Let’s make one thing clear. What happened on January 6, 2021, was a terrorist attack against our country.

It was an insurrection by white nationalists to overturn a free democratic election and install an unelected dictator. It was a coup attempt.

It was an attack designed to stop the certification of the election, a duty mandated on Congress by the United States Constitution.

The people who did this are terrorists. Ashli Babbitt, who was killed during the attack, was a terrorist.

This was an attack on the United States of America. It was not a protest. It wasn’t just a bunch of tourists. It was a terrorist attack that was instigated by conspiracy theories and the lie that Donald Trump won the 2020 election and it was stolen from him by Joe Biden, Democrats, and a Deep State. One of the biggest advocates for this lie and assault on our nation is Marjorie Taylor Green, a representative from Georgia.

Why would the Speaker of the House put someone on a committee designed to protect our nation from terrorist attacks who’s expressed support for terrorist attacks? Marjorie Taylor Greene said, very recently, that if she had planned the attack on January 6, 2021, then “we would have won” “We?” “We,” as “we the terrorist?” “We,” as in “we who attacked our country?” “We,” as in “we, who attempted to destroy our democratic system and replace it with a fascist state?” “We,” as in “We, the white nationalist racist goons?” That “we?” I bet MTG thinks that if she planned 9/11, then more hijacked planes would have flown into buildings killing more Americans.

Even without examining MTG’s treason, she’s too stupid to be on the Homeland Security Committee or any other committee. This is the same idiot who believes wildfires in California were started by Jewish Space Lasers. But Kevin McCarthy isn’t looking to put talented or capable people on committees who are effective at legislation. Liar George Santos was placed on two committees, one of which is the small Businesses which I guess he’s qualified for from working with Ponzi schemes and running a GoFundMe scam to steal money from a dying dog.

Jim “Gym” Jordan is actually the chairman of the Judiciary Committee and he displays on a daily basis how dishonest he is. If you don’t know why the FBI hasn’t raided Joe Biden’s home yet, you’re either lying or you’re an idiot. Plus, Jordan doesn’t create legislation that gets passed. Last year, a study by the Center for Effective Lawmaking (a joint effort by the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University) ranked Jim “Gym” Jordan as the 202nd most effective Republican in the House of Representatives…out of 205. As a person elected to represent a congressional district, he sucks. To be fair, he sucks just as a person. He’s a horrible and vile human being. A lot of the human excrement left on the floors of Congress on January 6 by the MAGA terrorists was mistaken for Jim “Gym” Jordan. He doesn’t do anything in Congress except gaslight and bark. In the last congressional session, he sponsored zero legislation that passed the House. This makes him ineffective. All Jordan does in Congress is deflect for Donald Trump and conduct bullshit investigations to hurt Democrats politically.

And just like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jim “Gym” Jordan played a part in the January 6 coup attempt. This goon who ignored subpoenas from a congressional investigation will now lead an investigation. This is like putting Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, and Donald Trump in charge of sexual assault investigations.

In the last session, MTG was stripped of all her committee assignments for racist and antisemitic rhetoric, for spreading conspiracy theories on the 2020 election, 9/11, and the 2018 Parkland shooting, and for supporting violence against Democrats. MTG expressed support for executing Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton. During her first congressional campaign, she posted an image on Facebook of herself holding a gun next to images of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib with the caption, “We need strong conservative Christians to go on the offense against these socialists who want to rip our country apart.”

In 2019, she encouraged her fans to “flood the Capitol” and resort to violence.

When it comes to protecting the homeland, she has fear-mongered that Muslims are coming to “conquer America.” She’s posted on Facebook, “We don’t need gun control! We need Muslim control!

MTG has jumped on the conspiracy theory bandwagon that George Soros, a millionaire who donates to Democrats, is a Nazi and said he’s “a piece of crap that turned in his own people over to the Nazis.” Soros is actually a Holocaust survivor.

Putting assorted goons and terrorist supporters on committees is part of the deal Kevin McCarthy made to become Speaker of the House, which took 15 ballots. Kevin McCarthy doesn’t care about this nation or Congress. He only cares about power and he’ll hand the House of Representatives over to goons and terrorists in order to get it.

You can’t faux that you care about President Biden misplacing classified documents and the security of this nation when you put a terrorist-loving lying racist antisemitic Islamophobic conspiracy theorist on the Homeland Security Committee.

Music note: I listened to ZZ Top. If you’re a guitar player and can’t get into Billy Gibbons’s playing, then you’re probably not a guitar player.

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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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Bang Bang Baby


Police in Beech Grove, Indiana were called when a toddler was seen in the hallway of an apartment building with a gun. The cops were called by a neighbor who reported that the toddler came to her door and pointed the gun at her son, who quickly shut the door and told his mom, “Baby with a gun.”

The caller looked through the peephole and saw the kid with the weapon, saying, “He was just kind of holding it behind his back, and I thought…like that’s a real gun. I sell guns for a living, so I know what a gun looks like.”

The purported father of Baby Bang-Bang, Shane Osborn, told police there wasn’t a gun in the house. He also said he was feeling ill and taking a nap when the toddler went outside the apartment and that he wasn’t aware of what was going on. Reportedly, the toddler was left with its so-called father because its primary babysitter wasn’t feeling well either.

Even before we get to the gun, it’s extremely negligent to allow the toddler to go outside alone. It’s negligent to take a nap or be in any situation where you don’t know the location of the kid. I have a pet peeve about men who act like it’s a burden to watch their own kids. This guy is trying to claim it’s not his fault because he was sleeping and that he didn’t know there was a gun in the house. This pisses me off, like fathers who say they’re babysitting when left alone with their own kids. You don’t babysit your own kids. You parent your kids. It’s your job to take care of your children just as much as it’s the mother’s.

Back to the gun: The guy said there wasn’t a gun in the house but allowed the cops to search. They didn’t find a gun. but before the cops left, a neighbor showed them surveillance footage of the baby running around with the gun. They went back inside and one of the cops asked the child “where he put his ‘pew pew.” The kid pointed to a roll-top desk where they found the gun…which was fully loaded with 15 bullets in the magazine. Fortunately, there wasn’t a bullet in the chamber.

The “father” said the gun must belong to his cousin, who drops the gun off every now and then when he feels like he might want to shoot himself. My Beagle-Panty story is more believable than that (and that really happened).

Shane Osborn was arrested for neglect, which was aired on the Reelz TV show, “On Patrol: Live.” I didn’t know that was a thing.

Last week in Newport News, Virginia, a six-year-old elementary student took a handgun to school and intentionally shot his teacher. The teacher survived but is in critical condition. The gun was purchased legally by the kid’s mom, but she was negligent in its storage.

I haven’t heard if mom is facing any legal charges yet. This is Virginia where we have very blue cities but enough yee-haw fuckers and gun humpers to keep this state purple.

School officials actually received a tip that the kid had brought a gun to school, searched the kid’s backpack, and didn’t find the gun despite the fact it was in the backpack. Maybe they were Republicans and didn’t want to take the gun away from the six-year-old.

Democrats in Virginia’s General Assembly have crafted a bill that if passed (it won’t because we have a yee-haw governor) that would require anyone who owns a gun in a home where a minor is present to store the gun unloaded and in a locked container or cabinet, and to store all ammunition in a separate locked container.

Naturally, the gun nuts protest. Philip VanGunHumper Van Cleave, the president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League and Gun Fuckers, said, “wah.” He’s worried that a law requiring you to store your gun separately, and in a locked container if you have children won’t protect you “if the back door is kicked in” by bears or pirates.

Gun nuts love their guns more than love their kids. If that’s not true, then we would have stopped school shootings after Sandy Hook, but this nation decided it could live with children murdered in gun violencemore easily than it can live without our gun fetish. Republicans chose guns over kids.

What these gun parents should have said is that they gave the kids guns, the toddler, the six-year-year-old, so they can protect themselves from Antifa and Black Lives Matter. It worked before.

Kyle Rittenhouse wasn’t old enough to own the gun on his person when he drove from Illinois to Wisconsin to protect himself from Antifa and Black Lives Matter in Kenosha. This little fuck drove across state lines in order to protect himself, and shot three people, killing two.

Kyle had to cry and blubber on the stand but his defense worked, and he got off. Today, he’s a frequent guest at Mar-a-Lago and making a living doing photo-ops at yee-haw rallies and fucknut conventions. Meanwhile, two of the people he drove 90 miles to protect himself from are dead.

The gun hero thing is the same with the mustard-stain couple who ran outside barefoot with assault weapons after seeing black people walking on the sidewalk in front of their house in their gated St. Louis neighborhood. They got a speaking slot at Trump’s 2020 Republican National Convention out of that incident and are celebrated as conservative heroes for pointing guns at black people.

Here’s a fact that will make your right-wing uncle say, “but, but, but…” Guns are the number one cause of death for children ages 1-19 in the United States. Only in the USA though. In Canada, more kids are killed every year by moose stompings than by guns. We have a problem in this country…actually two.

The first problem is our gun fetish supported by the National Rifle Association and Republicans. The second problem is, how do we make the NRA and Republicans available for moose stompings?

Music note: I listened to Led Zeppelin.

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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