Georgia

Enemy Of Statehood


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In Georgia and several other states, Republicans are not making it harder to vote for black Americans because of widespread voter fraud and a lack of integrity with the 2020 presidential election. They’re changing laws and making it harder to vote for black Americans because there was a massive voter turnout which did not give them the result they wanted. It’s for that same reason Republicans will prevent the District of Columbia from becoming a state.

Republicans are good at talking about taxation without representation when discussing the American Revolution. It’s something they bring up quite often when discussing the 2nd Amendment. But they literally work in a city where the citizens don’t have federal representation.

The American citizens of Washington, D.C. do not have representation in Congress. Not in the Senate and not in the House. They have what is called a shadow senator who can’t vote. Basically, they have a lobbyist. But why should the people in our nation’s capital have zero representatives while Wyoming has three?

Wyoming, which is a state, has one congressman and two senators while having fewer residents than Washington, D.C. The same goes for Vermont which is also a state. And don’t get me started on Puerto Rico, which is not a state but would be the 31st most-populated if it was. In case you’re a Republican, there are currently 50 states. I’ll give you bonus points if you can tell me how states Canada has (Hint: It’s a trick question).

So why won’t Republicans allow Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico to become states? Because Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico would most likely send Democrats to Congress. That would be four more Senators for the Democratic Party (In case you’re a Republican, each state gets two senators. Even the crappy states like the Dakotas). And, it would be at least five more representatives for the Democratic Party in the House. The District would have one House seat while Puerto Rico would have four. Also, it’s not very likely any of them would be white.

For Alaska and Hawaii to become states in 1958, they had to be tied together. That way, both parties were to receive an equal number of senators (in case you’re a Republican, two apiece). Although, the funny thing is, Hawaii was expected to be a Republican state and Alaska was expected to go to the Democrats. Today, we don’t have any territories that are Republican. The District and each territory are non-white. In addition to Puerto Rico, there is Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are nine more territories that are unpopulated and even two that are disputed.

Even in the states we have now, representation is not equal. California has nearly 40 million people while Wyoming has less than 600,000. With two senators for each state, that gives a Wyoming voter approximately 70 times the influence in the Senate as a California voter. Republicans don’t care about this. While there are small Democratic-leaning states like Vermont and Delaware, most are red like Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.

Here’s another way to look at the way representation in the Senate is given: It takes 22 of our smallest populated states to equal the 40 million population of California. That means 40 millions Americans have 44 United States senators and another 40 million only have two.

The system that distributes senators is as outdated as the one that distributes electoral college votes. This is a system devised by slave owners so slave states with smaller populations could have as much political clout as larger states. And Republicans do expect to have more representation than those on the left. Ever seen one of those ridiculous memes on Facebook that shows the bulk of the nation as red, ignoring the fact they’re showing empty acres more than population centers. Republicans demand that wide-open fields of nobody should have more representation than the human beings in Philadelphia…or the nearly 700,000 human beings in Washington, D.C. whose majority of non-white citizens don’t get to have any representation in Congress.

White Republicans aren’t eager to create new Senate and House seats that brown people will vote to fill. As it is now, they’re trying to eliminate non-white voters in actual states. As Georgia goes from a red to blueish state, it has sent two Democratic senators to Washington. So Republicans are now trying to make it harder for black people to vote. This is going to keep happening.

Other states like Arizona have gone from red to blue. Texas is expected to do the same. The Republican solution is to stop non-white people from voting. Voters are supposed to choose their leaders. Now, Republicans want to choose their voters.

Republicans are all about taxation with representation just so long as it’s the right representation. And to get the results they want, Republicans, those loveable scragamuffins who like to refer to themselves as “constitutionalists,” have to violate the basic principles of the Constitution.

The majority of this nation is voting Democratic while the bulk of representation is Republican. Although they’ve been representing fewer Americans for at least over the last decade, Republicans have been controlling the courts. These courts will not represent the people of this nation for decades thanks to the small-state influence of Republicans. And even with that advantage, Republicans had to steal two Supreme Court seats.

Think about it. If the court had been seated by justices the population actually wanted, then there probably would not be an accused rapist on the Supreme Court for the next 30 years.

Republicans are not playing fair and while they’re playing politics, they’re depriving American citizens their basic constitutional rights of selecting their leaders.

In opposing statehood and black voting, Republicans are the enemies of the state.

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Georgia’s Masters


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Republicans across the nation, not just in Georgia, are upset with businesses protesting against the state’s brand new voter suppression laws. The people who scream about “cancel culture” are all about the Cancel Culture Club when it suits their purposes. The Georgia House in the state legislature actually passed a measure to rescind tax breaks on airline fuel because Delta Airlines voiced objections to the racist law. To punish Coca-Cola, will there be a new sugar tax?

Most of the Republican outrage is being directed at Major League Baseball for the moment. A baker should be allowed to refuse to bake gay wedding cakes and Hobby Lobby should be allowed to force the owner’s fundamentalist religious views on its female employees, but dammit…baseball needs to play ball with racists.

MLB has moved the All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver. Republicans claim Colorado has more restrictive voting laws than Georgia. That is not true. They say liberals, Democrats, and protesting corporations are lying about the new Georgia voting law. That is also not true. Mitch McConnell, who is all for corporate donations and the Supreme Court ruling that they have the right to unlimited donations, now says corporations should stay out of politics.

That’s as hypocritical as saying a Democratic president can’t nominated a Supreme Court justice in an election year, but a Republican president can.

The only reason Republicans want corporations to stay silent is because they disagree with them.

So Georgia has lost the All-Star game, but at least they still have the Masters. Oh, boy. Maybe now would be a good time to re-think that name.

It’s 2021 and they haven’t changed that racist name yet? Even if it’s not about masters of slaves, in Georgia, in the deep south, at a golf club that was famous for not allowing black members….change the fucking name, morons.

Golf in the United States has a long history of racism. So when Republicans brag that they haven’t lost a golf tournament over their brand new voter suppression laws, keep in mind they’re talking about a sport that’s whiter than curling, or polo, or hockey, or NASCAR…if NASCAR was a sport.

The Masters tournament is held annually at the Augusta National Golf Club. Its chairman, Fred Ridley, said, “The right to vote is fundamental in our democratic society. No one should be disadvantaged in exercising that right, and it is critical that all citizens have confidence in the electoral process.” Beyond that, he wouldn’t come down on either side of the law. He rejected issuing an opinion on it. But, looking at his words, he could be on either side.

He said, “No one should be disadvantaged in exercising their right to vote.” They could be against the new racist laws that are designed to discourage voting…and to make voting harder if you’re black. He also said, “It is critical that all citizens have confidence in the electoral process,” which sounds a lot like that bullshit Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has been saying.

Kemp argues that the law expands voting…which is a lie. Republicans across the nation, who have proposed over 250 laws designed to make voting harder for black Americans, claim we have to restore “confidence in the electoral process” after an election without any substantial voter fraud. They’re only changing these laws because they lost. Ridley may be giving credibility to their lying argument.

Golfers Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, and Bryson DeChambeau have each voiced support about the right to vote and the importance for everyone to have easy access…but those points are used fraudulently by Republicans to defend the new racist laws. The only golfer to clearly oppose Georgia’s efforts to restrict voting is Cameron Champ, who said the new law is “shocking” and “frustrating.”

Champ said, “It really targets certain black communities and makes it harder to vote.” I don’t watch golf but I know who I’m rooting for.

The PGA and Augusta National Golf Club need to do more for voting rights. Golf has a racist history. This particular golf club has a racist history. One of the co-founders of the club said, “As long as I’m alive, all the golfers will be white and all the caddies will be black.” For what it’s worth, he’s no longer alive. He died in 1977 and it still took the club until 1990 to invite its first black member. Today, out of about 300 members, maybe nine of them are black. The club still bars women from joining…but you can bring your wife.

When it comes to race issues, Republicans are in a sand trap and they can’t get out. The PGA and Augusta National Golf Club should leave them there…and maybe join this century. Sports and businesses should do more for the society they profit from and live in. If you ignore race issues to avoid being on the wrong side, your silence is putting you on the wrong side.

Augusta needs to come toward the light. They can bring their green jackets.

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No Balls For Racists


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Charlie Kirk is a very young conservative activist and the founder of Turning Point USA, a conservative group that pushes toxic right-wing bullshit to white high school and college students and pays him a salary of over $300,000 a year which is why he lives in a fancy-schmancy million-dollar condo on the water in Longjohn, Florida. After Major League Baseball pulled its annual All-Star game out of Georgia over the new voting laws, Kirk tweeted something dishonest and stupid.

He tweeted, “The MLB is okay playing games in Communist China and Communist Cuba but they draw the line at Georgia requiring signature verification & voter ID?” Did you know MLB had games scheduled to be played in Cuba and China this year? Me neither. The reason we don’t know this is because they don’t. But then again, Kirk has pushed multiple lies about the coronavirus pandemic and Donald Trump “winning” the election, among a lot of other lies.

Sure, MLB had two spring-training games in China back in 2008, and the Tampa Bay Rays played a game in Havana against the Cuba national team with President Barack Obama in attendance, but these events are in the past and the U.S. Constitutional right to vote doesn’t apply to people in China and Cuba. What Charlie Kirk did was play whatabout. It’s to deflect from the facts. It’s to protect racists. Maybe he should shut up and dribble?

Charlie Kirk mentioned signature verification and voter ID in his lame tweet. What he didn’t bring up, surely intentionally, was that Georgia Republicans crafted a new law that has made voting harder for black Americans. It has shortened voting times, eliminated drop boxes, made absentee voting more stringent, give the legislature power over local election boards, and has even made bringing someone waiting in line to vote a bottle of water into crime. Of course Kirk was dishonest. He’s a conservative and a Trump supporter. Have you ever met an honest Trump supporter? That’s a rhetorical question because honest Trump supporters do not exist.

Legislators in 43 states are trying to duplicate the racist voting laws in Georgia. There are currently over 250 measures to make it more difficult for some Americans to vote. We should be expanding the ability to vote, not suppressing it. We should not be making voting harder. In this country, it’s easier to purchase an assault weapon than it is for some Americans to vote.

The New York Times examined and published a detailed breakdown of what the law actually does.

The reason there are so many efforts by Republicans across the nation to hamper voting is because Republicans can’t win with their messages and policies. Republicans sell their policies with, “Hey, how about some racist shit and other shit that helps billionaire assholes become even bigger billionaire assholes?” And most Americans say, “Eh. No thanks.” So, Republicans respond with, “Since that person doesn’t like our policies to expand a system of racism for billionaire assholes let’s stop that person from voting.” In case you haven’t been paying attention over the lifespan of this entire country, it works.

While we are a racist country, the majority of us are not racists. How can that be? We have a very racist system that Republicans are fighting to preserve while the majority of Americans are voting to remove it. For example, our political system currently has an equal number of Democrats and Republicans in the United States Senate, despite the FACT Democrats represent over 41 million more Americans than Republicans do. White conservatives expect and demand more political representation. Senate Republicans, despite representing a lot fewer Americans than the Democrats, can block any legislation they don’t like. Despite representing fewer Americans, and with this number dropping each election, Republicans have more justices on the federal courts. While the number of Americans who support Republicans and their racist policies is decreasing by the day, their majority on the Supreme Court will last for decades.

Have you ever seen one of those stupid maps on Facebook idiots post that’s supposed to represent how the country is voting? The majority of the map is ridiculously red while there are little blots of blue here and there. They claim this proves the bulk of the nation is voting Republican. What they fail to point out is that those little blots of blue are cities and urban centers while most of the red are areas are sparsely populated counties where if you hear banjo music, you better run. It works like this: Say there’s an 800-square-mile county in Nebraska and the entire population consists of two Trump-supporting cow fuckers with really bad personal hygiene. That entire 800-square-mile county will be red. Sharing those maps and trying to prove the majority of Americans want racist policies is another example of conservatives and Trump supporters being dishonest…unless they actually believe those maps; then it’s another example of them being morons.

Now Major League Baseball has pulled the 2021 All-Star game out of Georgia which was planned for this July. Rob Manford, the commission of Major League Baseball issued a statement that read, “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box. Fair access to voting continues to have our unwavering support.”

This will cost Georgia millions. This now puts pressure on other companies in the state, such as Delta and Coca-Cola. It puts pressure on Hollywood which is producing shows and movies like crazy in Georgia. “The Walking Dead” is made in Georgia. They make “Stranger Things” in Georgia. All those Avenger movies? Georgia. I watched “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” last night. Once again, fucking Georgia. Can you appreciate the irony they made “Black Panther” in Georgia? We need King T’Challa right now to kick some Republican ass in Georgia.

The MLB boycott It also puts pressure on companies in other states, such as Dell Technologies and American Airlines. Hopefully, it’ll put pressure on racist Republican legislators to stop creating racist voting laws.

Republicans defend themselves over the accusations these laws are racist and restrict voting rights by saying, “Uh-uh. Does not. It expands them in my neighborhood, so what are you talking about? My one black friend saw the law and said, ‘Dy-no-mite!’ This makes life better for black people who enjoy standing in long lines for hours without water. White power! Oops. Did I say that part out loud? Look! A squirrel!”

The states enacting these laws are working to become oppressive fascist states where only the privileged can vote. That brings us back to that Turning Point fucker.

Charlie Kirk, with the limited activity he has going on inside his cranium, did manage to get one thing right…inadvertently. He equated the racist, oppressive Republican-led government of Georgia with fascist oppressive governments in China and Cuba. Good job, Moron. Thanks for making our point for us. Now, put the Twitter device down before you hurt yourself.

Every eligible American has the right to vote. His/her rights should not be hindered. Here comes the pun: Everyone has the right to play ball. Voting rights for black Americans should not be encumbered by those without balls…or in the case of people like Charlie Kirk, whose balls haven’t dropped yet.

Creative note: Usually, when a cartoonist borrows, lifts, or steals from another (usually, one more famous and successful) for a political cartoon, like I did today, they write, “With apologies to…” I totally forgot to do that with today’s cartoon and I should have given Sparky a public apology. I truly owe him an apology as my making one of his characters a Klansman may not be something he’d be thrilled with. Sorry, Charlie.

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Knocking While Black


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Republicans suck at optics.

While Georgia governor Brian Kemp was signing a bill into law making it harder for voters to vote (including a provision that criminalizes giving water to voters in line), surrounded by a bunch of white men underneath a painting of a plantation, a black women was outside the door being arrested for knocking on it.

Representative Park Cannon was knocking on the door when Georgia State Troopers arrested and frog marched her from the building. Cannon is a Democrat who represents a district in east Atlanta, and she was protesting with several other Democrats. She was told to move away from the door she had knocked on several times. After being told to move away, she knocked on it again.

What the State Troopers did was ridiculous and racist. Park Cannon did what the late Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis would describe as “good trouble.” Fortunately for her, the cops didn’t crack her head open like they did to Lewis.

Cannon asked while being grabbed by the cops, “Why am I under arrest? There is no reason for me to be arrested. I am a legislator!” The cops did not answer her, probably because they hadn’t decided what to charge her with yet. That’s a southern police tradition. Arrest black people and decide the charges later.

They finally came up with obstruction of law enforcement and disrupting a session of the Georgia General Assembly, which amounts to two felonies. Plus, those two charges sound a lot better than “knocking while black,” which was she was actually arrested for.

The entire incident was caught on video and show Representative Cannon wasn’t threatening anyone and wasn’t much of a disruption either. I get phone calls about my car’s warranty that are more disruptive than what Cannon did. I wish someone would frog march those fuckers.

Senator Raphael Warnock visited Cannon in jail, which makes me want to know how long they kept her in jail. Warnock compared it to the Trump terrorists who invaded another capitol building, the U.S. Capitol, that wounded at least 140 cops and left one dead. He said, “I want to know what makes her actions so dangerous, and the actions of those who were trying to undermine an actual election so benign in the minds of some politicians.”

If you ever defended those terrorists, I want to hear you defend Cannon. C’mon, you racist fucks. Do it (I say “fuck” a lot when I get angry. I also say “fuck” a lot when I’m not angry).

Racist Republicans in Georgia and across the nation know they’re losing the ability to win elections. That’s probably because they’re racist. Instead of washing away their racism and promoting policies that are at least not harkening back to the Jim Crow era, they’re doubling down.

Racist Republicans are doing everything they can to make voting while black illegal. And if you’re black and you have something to say about it, they’ll make that illegal too. If you don’t believe me, ask Representative Cannon, who was literally arrested for knocking while black.

In 1955, Emmett Till was murdered in the deep south for supposedly whistling at a white woman. Since Cannon was only arrested, congrats to Georgia whites for all the progress they’ve made.

Creative note: Yes, I use quotes from Blazing Saddles all the time, especially this one. Also, geeky techy note: I forgot to add a layer before coloring this cartoon but that worked out. In my art program, water color, which I used, doesn’t smear the ink. Others like acrylic do. And in case you don’t already know, all my cartoons are created entirely on a digital platform. There is no actual ink or paper.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: I have SEVEN copies of my book in stock, which I’m selling 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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Hosed In Georgia


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Georgia went blue in the 2020 elections. The traditionally red state in the deep south gave its 16 electoral votes to Joe Biden and both its Senate seats to Democrats, one Jewish and one black. The changing demographics in Georgia have swung the state, at the very least, purple.

Georgia Republicans responded logically to this shift and decided to pay attention to the changing demographics of their state. They realized they need to appeal to a wider base and expand their platform. The Georgia Republican Party would stop being dictated to by the gun lobby, cease listening only to billionaires, and finally return to being the party of fiscal and moral conservatism instead of a cult in service to an orange racist reality TV host in the church of narcissism. Nah, I’m just kidding.

Instead, Georgia Republicans, seeing that more people in their state don’t want to vote for them, decided to make it harder for the “wrong” people to vote. You know, black people. Republicans don’t want voters to select their leaders. They want Republican leaders to select their voters.

Republicans scream about election integrity but what they really mean is getting rid of all integrity at the polls. Integrity would be counting every vote and encouraging as many eligible people to vote as possible. Integrity would be having faith in democracy. Integrity would be having faith that your message will appeal to a majority of voters.

Georgia Republicans know they can only appeal to white voters. Republicans in every state know this which is why there are currently efforts to restrict voting in 43 states. And yes, all these efforts are designed to restrict and make it harder for some people to vote. Again, the “wrong” people. Every single one of these efforts is racist and a return to Jim Crow.

Trump attorney and ridiculous human being Sidney Powell’s defense for being sued for defamation is that no “reasonable” person could have believed her voter and election fraud bullshit. Yet, Republicans in 43 states are using exactly that to justify making voting harder.

There was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election. There were no hidden boxes of ballots. Voting machines did not switch votes from Trump to Biden. There was no illegal ballot harvesting. Donald Trump did NOT win the election only to have it stolen from him. The election was NOT stolen from Trump by “globalists,” George Soros, President Obama, The Clinton Foundation, Hugo Chavez, China, the “deep state,” or the Smurfs. President Joe Biden won the election because quite simply, more people voted for him than for Donald Trump.

Republicans, without any proof, claimed there was massive fraud and of course, all of it came from black voting districts and precincts. The fact of the matter is, the last time there was enough voter fraud to redo an election, it was because of Republican voter fraud in 2018 for a North Carolina congressional seat. Republicans are basing all these moves to restrict voting on the premise that when more black people vote, there’s less trust in the system.

The new law in Georgia will decrease the number of ballot drop boxes. It will make requirements for voter ID ever more strict for absentee balloting. And (you’re gonna love this) make it illegal to hand out water and snacks to people waiting in line to vote. Shockingly, I’m surprised they didn’t enact a dress code that requires polo shirts, Dockers, and wingtip shoes for voting lines. Aw, shit. Did I just give them an idea?

The new law also expands the Legislature’s power over elections, which has raised worries it could interfere with the vote in predominantly Democratic, heavily Black counties like Fulton and Gwinnett. If the Republican-led legislature doesn’t like the way one district voted, are they going to delete their votes?

Republicans scream everyone needs an identification to vote…and then they make it harder to get an identification. In Alabama, they shut down offices in rural counties for the Department of Motor Vehicles, forcing some citizens to travel long distances to acquire an ID. You know who we’re talking about. Again, black people.

But why make it illegal to hand a bottle of water to someone who’s in line for hours waiting to exercise his or her constitutional right to vote? Do you know where those long lines typically occur? In large cities. We’re not talking about tiny Americus, Georgia. We’re talking about Atlanta. Republicans aren’t just trying to make it more difficult for voters to get into the lines…they’re also discouraging getting into those lines…and staying in them until it’s their turn to vote.

If they were really smart, they’d require giving water, lots of it, to black people in long lines…especially to the people with very weak bladders. Shit. Did I give them another idea?

It’s getting to where Republicans can’t win without suppressing votes. Lying, fear-mongering, and gerrymandering just aren’t enough anymore.

Stacey Abrams might have won the governorship if the Secretary of State at that time, who was also her gubernatorial opponent, hadn’t removed thousands of black voters from the voting rolls. In order to win the governorship, that fucker just deleted all the people who wouldn’t vote for him. Abrams is credited for getting out the black vote for President Joe Biden and her state’s two new Democratic senators, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.

Ms. Abrams said, “Rather than grappling with whether their ideology is causing them to fail, they are instead relying on what has worked in the past. Instead of winning new voters, you rig the system against their participation, and you steal the right to vote.”

Let’s call it for what it is. These are Jim Crow laws. They are stealing the right to vote. These people who claim they’re constitutionalists are violating their fellow Americans constitutional rights. This is a new way to force black voters to count how many beans are in a jar before they can vote. These changes do not increase security in elections. They do not make it possible for more people to vote. They restrict voting. For the love of God, Georgia has made it illegal to hand out water to voters.

Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp was signing the law in a room full of smiling old white men, when Representative Park Cannon, who is a black woman, was arrested for knocking on the door. What were the charges?

The charges for arresting Representative Cannon are “obstructing law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence,” which is bizarre because it was caught on camera and there doesn’t appear to be any threats or violence. It’s not like she had a can of bear spray. She faces a second charge of “disrupting general assembly sessions or other meetings of members.” Uh, she is a member of the general assembly. What did she do to disrupt it? Enact a filibuster?

If Georgia is arresting a black woman for knocking on a door over voting rights, what are they going to do to ordinary black citizens?

Congress needs to vote for the Voting Rights Act and stop all these racist laws of voter suppression. In the Senate, Republicans and Democrats both have 50 members, yet Democrats represent 41 million more Americans than Republicans. It’s ridiculous Republicans have so much power. Republicans actually demand that they have more representation than other Americans.

If these laws are not blocked, Republicans will once again win control of the Senate, the House, and put judges on courts (who will block challenges to these racist laws) while representing fewer Americans than Democrats. The Republican Party is NOT the party for the majority of Americans. Creating racist laws to prevent fellow Americans from voting shows the kind of shit they’ll do when they do regain control. Worst yet, these new laws restricting votes may allow them to simply hand Donald Trump the White House in 2024.

These laws are racist. Anyone voting and supporting them is a racist. President Joe Biden and the Democrats in Congress have to make it stop.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: I have SEVEN copies of my book in stock, which I’m selling 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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Bad Day


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If it’s any consolation, I did stare at this cartoon for nearly a day before I decided to go with it.

Whether you criticize police or support them, you should remain consistent. You shouldn’t be tribal to the point that all cops are good until they’re attacked by white nationalist MAGA terrorists sent by Donald Trump to overturn an election.

I stand with the police who protected the U.S. Capitol while also keeping in mind, some of those cops are under investigation for cooperating with the terrorists. One cop even took a selfie with the terrorists. That’s NOT a good look. Even the cop who walked into the Senate chamber filled with MAGA terrorists asked them politely not to be there.

Another look that’s not good is sympathizing with a killer over his victims.

Usually, when you think of a “bad day,” you think of a bad hair day, or a day when you are overwhelmed by life, or when you get a speeding ticket. Maybe when you think of “bad day,” you think of the so-so song by the rock band Fuel or the even better song titled “Bad Days” by The Flaming Lips. The one thing that doesn’t come to mind when I think of “bad day” is a guy who just killed eight people in a shooting spree.

The killer went to three different Atlanta-area Asian massage parlors to kills Asians, supposedly over some sexual fetish of his he was trying to eliminate. Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriffs Office said the 21-year-old white male “was pretty much fed up and kind of at the end of his rope. Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did.” Later, it was discovered that this captain had Facebook posts promoting shirts with the racist statements calling the coronavirus, “IMPORTED VIRUS FROM CHY-NA.”

California Congressman Ted Lieu tweeted, “All of us have experienced bad days, but we don’t go to three Asian businesses and shoot up Asian employees.”

The problem people like me have with America’s police isn’t with a few bad apples like Captain Jay Baker. Our problem is with the system or racism within America’s police. It’s a system that tolerates these “bad apples.” In Georgia, the Cherokee County Sheriffs Office hasn’t even acknowledged Captain Baker is a racist. Maybe they should visit his Facebook page.

When Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child playing with a plastic toy gun in Cleveland, Ohio was killed by police, cop defenders called him a “thug.”

After 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman for walking while black and wearing a hoodie, white conservatives tried to describe Martin as a thug in training and were livid that a photo of the victim, taken three days before his death, made him look too young, innocent, and sweet. They circulated photos of a 32-year-old rapper they found menacing enough, and labeled that as Trayvon.

When black American George Floyd was arrested for supposedly trying to cash a counterfeit check, cops killed him by kneeling on his neck.

Believing he had a knife, cops in Kenosha paralyzed black American Jacob Blake by shooting him four times, out of seven shots, in the back, after tasering him.

After cops arrested white kid Dylan Roof, who was 17 at the time, the same age as Trayvon Martin, for murdering nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, they brought him a Whopper from Burger King.

And to a Georgia cop, a white guy shooting up multiple massage parlors and killing eight people, most of them women, and six of them Asian, is having a “bad day.” Did the cop think about the kind of day the victims had? Did the police captain want to bring the killer a Whopper? Maybe Senator Ron Johnson can bring all the white terrorists Whoppers.

The killer is racist against Asian-Americans and so is the cop who said the shooter was suffering from a “bad day.” The problem here is, his racism was public before his own bad day, and his police department didn’t do anything about it.

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Senate Minority Leader


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Who could have predicted that spending two months telling your stupid base of racist idiots elections are fraudulent would actually discourage them from voting? Political experts and campaign gurus, make a note of that.

Donald Trump has been screaming that the presidential elections in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arizona, and Georgia were fraudulent. Over the past few weeks, most of his focus has been on Georgia, where he lost an audit and a recount. He even called the secretary of state to have him disenfranchise thousands of voters and just hand him the state. Trump held two rallies in Georgia where he continued to claim the election was rigged…while half-heartedly telling his people to get out and vote.

Which title do you like most? Senator Raphael Warnock, Senator John Ossoff, or…Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell? All three titles are partly thanks to Donald Trump.

While Stacey Abrams should receive most of the credit for getting the blue vote out, and should probably be appointed as the next chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, it was Donald Trump who discouraged the red.

Early in the evening, with there being only a few thousands votes counted, Ossoff was beating incumbent David Perdue and Warnock was beating appointed incumbent Kelly Loeffler. I knew it was too early. Sure enough, the Republicans jumped ahead and their lead kept climbing.

About the time I saw Democrats on social media mourning an impending defeat, I heard from inside sources that Republicans knew they were going to lose both seats. These campaign and party officials weren’t saying they were in trouble…they were saying they were done and had lost. They saw the data. They saw how many votes were out and from where they were coming. They were coming from the cities and suburbs. The bad guys were losing. Georgia was going to save our democracy and our republic.

Vox was the first to call the race for Warnock over Loeffler, which was premature. They were at least two hours ahead of more traditional news sources like the Associated Press, CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. But those outlets called it around 1:00 A.M. The Reverend Raphael Warnock had knocked off multi-millionaire Kelly Loeffler. Her negative and racist ads didn’t work (her campaign actually released an ad where they darkened Warnock’s skin. Warning! He’s black!). Warnock’s ads were positive. It doesn’t hurt to feature a beagle. People love puppies more than they love long-necked racists.

At this moment, Ossoff is ahead of Perdue by about 16,000 votes. His lead will grow but not as much as his nose did in Perdue’s ads. David Perdue released an ad where his campaign made Ossoff’s nose larger than it actually is. John Ossoff is Jewish.

Who could have predicted the racists and anti-Semites would lose in Georgia? Georgia!!!

I love to make political predictions but I didn’t make one public about Georgia. But if you had asked me, I would have told you, sadly, that the Republicans would keep both seats. I didn’t believe the Democrats would win. I knew it would be close and they’d give the Republicans a fight, but I could not believe red Georgia would send two Democrats, one black and one Jewish, to the United States Senate, even after Joe Biden won the state. I’m really glad I was wrong.

Now, The Democratic Party controls the Senate, like they control the House and the White House. Mitch McConnell will be the Minority Leader…unless he resigns. He may not want to live life as Minority Leader. He may go back to Kentucky and spend his retirement counting his millions. I’m just kidding. He might retire, but he’s not going back to Kentucky.

I stayed up until 3:00 A.M. watching returns and election coverage. I was watching CNN mostly but would occasionally flip over to MSNBC to see what Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams, and Steve Kornacki were saying. I was hoping to have a cartoon idea before going to sleep…and I wanted to see Ossoff ahead before I turned my lights out. My internal alarm clock went off at 6:00 A.M. I was up.

I wanted to draw something brilliant, poignant, sophisticated. Then I thought, “Nah, I’ll just draw a tortoise.”

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Georgia Stretch


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There are several people who do not deserve to be United States senators. Some lack the intelligence like Mississippi’s Cindy Hyde Smith. Others don’t actually want to do the job like Florida’s Marco Rubio. Some are lying, sniveling bastards using the position to be national demagogues like Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton. Some are such assholes that there have been incidents where constituents have failed to control themselves from physically attacking and giving them the beatings of their lives, like Rand Paul. Others lack the morals, integrity, and courage a United States Senator should have. Georgia’s Kelly Loeffler is one of those individuals.

Like Arizona’s Martha McSally, who was rejected for the Senate twice and was only in there because of an appointment, Kelly Loeffler has yet to win the votes of her constituents. Unfortunately, she’s on her way.

Loeffler was appointed to the job by Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp after Senator Brian Isakson resigned for health reasons. After Donald Trump started attacking Governor Kemp, even suggesting he should go to prison for not stealing an election for him, Kelly Loeffler rushed to the defense of the man who gave her a U.S. Senate seat, and without whom, she wouldn’t be a legitimate candidate for that seat today. HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Just kidding. After Donald Trump started attacking Kemp, Loeffler, being the type of loyal person she is, said…nothing. Kelly Loeffler is a coward.

If anything, Loeffler has sought to validate the bullshit propaganda and lies that the election was rigged and stolen. She, along with Georgia’s other stupid lowlife senator, David Perdue, called for the resignation of the secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger. She supported a lawsuit by Donald Trump to overturn the election.

Another reason she shouldn’t be a U.S. Senator is that she shows more support for fascism than democracy. She wants to throw out an election and steal the votes from from American voters. She wants to steal their Constitutional rights.

But, wait. Kelly Loeffler wants to throw out an election that put her in the runoff. Somehow, outside nefarious forces and secret agents of ill repute got their hands on the Georgia ballots, switched votes from Trump to Joe Biden while not fucking with the votes for Loeffler and Perdue. Loeffler and Perdue were NOT on separate ballots from Trump and Biden. THEY WERE ON THE SAME FUCKING BALLOTS!!!

I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have shouted. But have you actually taken a hard look at their arguments?

Kelly Loeffler has refused to say she won’t engage in any shenanigans when the electoral college arrives in the Senate. She hasn’t rejected the stupid calls for Donald Trump’s theory of “alternate” electors. When asked about acknowledging that Joe Biden is the president-elect, she said, “The president (sic) has a right to every legal recourse.” He does…and he’s out of them.

Pay attention, kids. The Constitution says the electors must meet on the same date and Congress chooses that date. That happened last Monday. The electors have met. They voted. Joe Biden is the president-elect. There are no “alternate” electors. Any move to disallow the actual electors, who have already done their job as the Constitution to the United States has specified, would be UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!! Sorry. I shouted again.

So, Kelly Loeffler wants Georgians to vote for her in an election in a state where she claims the people managing the elections are corrupt….in a runoff she reached by securing enough votes in an election she calls corrupt…for a position in the United States Senate even though she is in favor of the undemocratic and un-Constitutional positions of invalidating an election.

It’s a good thing she’s doing this pandering shit to a base of conspiratorial nutjobs in Georgia, because that state has already sent one member of Qanon to Congress.

Vladimir Putin has acknowledged Joe Biden as the president-elect. Kelly Loeffler is slower than Putin in supporting democracy…and she wants to be a United States senator?

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Peachy Conspiracies


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The orange devil went down to Georgia and spread his shit everywhere.

The Republican Party was concerned Donald Trump would be unable to thread the needle of getting out the vote for their two terrible Senate candidates, Long-Neck Loeffler and Chicken Perdue, in Georgia’s upcoming runoff election while also telling his people the vote is rigged and corrupt. He didn’t surprise anyone.

Donald Trump told his people he won the election which is a lie. He told them the vote was corrupt. He attacked their governor, Brian Kemp, who he called last week trying to convince to break the law and give the state to Trump. Don’t worry about breaking the law, governor. Trump can give you a pardon. He might even give you a discount.

Republicans are afraid that if their stupid-ass, ignorant, conspiracy believing fucknut voters believe that top Republicans in the state, the governor and secretary of state, are helping Democrats corrupt the election, then they won’t even bother to vote. Why vote in a system that’s not going to let you win.

And you know what. THEY’RE RIGHT!!!

It’s all a scam people! You can trust me on this because I work for CNN and they tell us everything that you’re hearing about on 4chan and Parler. We hold the information and hide it so the general population won’t figure it out. But yeah, we stole this election.

What we did was, had George Soros fund North Korean boats to bring over fraudulent ballots which were later filled out at the Clinton Foundation headquarters. Then, we stuck them all inside voter machines designed by Hugo Chavez who came back from the grave to help us steal this election so America can become a socialist commie-infested worker’s paradise. Now, we’re going to force the Green New Deal on everyone, raise taxes on the middle class, ban cow farts, and there will be taco trucks on every corner…but they’ll all be vegetarian tacos.

And here’s the best part: Brian Kemp and Georgia secretary of state, Brad Riff-Raff Raffensperger are in on it. We promised them they would not be forced to work in the brand new socialist sugar mines while being whipped by Morlocks.

May the Satanic-worshipping, baby-pizza-toppings eating Deep State reign forever!!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

So yeah, if you’re a Georgia Republican, you might as well not even vote.

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Hanging On A Vote Count


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In Georgia, Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are headed to runoffs.

Perdue’s election is on the regular schedule for his seat but Loeffler’s is a special election since she was appointed to fill a vacant seat. They’re both very upset over the results in their state in last week’s election. And it’s not that they’re upset over their outcome, but of that for Donald Trump.

Ya’ see, kids…David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are obedient sycophants. They represent the party that’s more about the cult than the party that’s concerned over policy. This Republican Party does not care about democracy or the rule of law. These two senators believe there should be punishment inflicted upon those who don’t use their position or even break the law for Dear Leader. And if a person performs the duties of their job appropriately and it doesn’t serve Trump, then that person has to go.

Perdue and Loeffler are calling upon Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, a fellow Republican, to resign because he counted more votes for Joe Biden than he did for Donald Trump.

There’s a very good reason why Raffensperger counted more votes for Joe Biden than for Donald Trump in Georgia and that’s because more people in Georgia voted for Joe Biden than for Donald Trump.

Georgia is run by Republicans and they’re all upset that Joe Biden has won the state. They have scheduled a hand-recount and they haven’t even finished the first count. Funny thing is, in 2018, Georgia’s then-Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, removed thousands of black voters from the being eligible to vote and, surprise surprise, he won the gubernatorial election. The man literally voted on his voters. These Republicans didn’t have an issue with that vote count.

Now, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are calling the election and “embarrassment” and these two Riff Raffs are accusing Raffensperger of “mismanagement” and “lack of transparency.” Just like the accusations Republicans are making in other states over Donald Trump losing, these two didn’t have proof, examples, specifics, evidence, etc. Their only grounds are that Dear Leader didn’t win.

Democrats did not steal this election. If they did, there wouldn’t be two senate runoffs. Republicans won’t be able to overturn the election in any state and they’d need several to give Trump enough votes to win the electoral college.

The facts are Donald Trump lost the election and Joe Biden is the president-elect of the United States of America. Since they don’t like those facts, elections, or democracy, I don’t know why Republicans are playing around with recounts and lawsuits. Why don’t they just cancel all elections, ignore the recent one, and declare themselves winners? They can declare Donald Trump president for life and install themselves as his minions with government salaries and free healthcare.

Republicans don’t care about democracy or the United States Constitution because they are trying to steal an election. They only care about the cult of Trump. Their unwillingness to accept election results is proof they never considered impeachment for Trump or cared that he broke the law in that matter.

Republicans, you lost. Get over it. Go over to that racist social media platform, Parlor, and gripe about it there.

But since we’re still using elections to select our leaders, pay attention in Georgia. And here’s a tip when you vote: Don’t vote for motherfuckers who want to steal your vote. Don’t vote for motherfuckers who don’t believe in the sanctity of democracy and fair elections. Don’t vote for motherfuckers who want to punish people because they don’t like the legal outcome. Don’t vote for undemocratic motherfuckers. Don’t vote for motherfuckers who will put Dear Leader over their duties as elected members of the United States Senate.

Georgia, you can do better than being represented by cowards and sycophants. Make it happen.

Note: I used to live in Georgia back in the early 80s.

Other note: My son has tested positive for the coronavirus. And totally unrelated, I have been experiencing symptoms. I’m taking a test tomorrow afternoon. I can’t smell anything. I can’t even smell the GOP bullshit.

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