Insurrection

Brazilian MAGA


Terrorists claiming to be protesters stormed Brazil’s Congress, Supreme Court, and Presidential Palace over the weekend in order to return former president Jair Bolsonaro to power, who was defeated last October in a legitimate and free election.

Bolsonaro is a member of the Liberal Party, and just as toilet water flows in reverse in the southern hemisphere, the Liberal Party is conservative. Bolsonaro was dubbed “Trump of the Tropics” because he’s that nation’s equivalent of Trump. He opposes same-sex marriage, homosexuality, affirmative action, secularism, abortion, and from what we saw over the weekend, democracy.

During his presidency, he facilitated the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest and rolled back protections for indigenous people. He’s also a covid denier who opposed quarantine measures and fired health ministers while the death toll climbed in his nation.

Like Trump, Bolsonaro refused to attend the inauguration of the man who defeated him, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and fled his country before his term expired. Where’d he go? Florida. Go figure, right? Maybe he can hang out with Trump at Mar-a-Lago since they have so much in common. Both men have five kids from three wives and make false claims of election fraud. They’re also both racists.

Bolsonaro has referred to the people “protesting” his legitimate election loss as “the fruit of indignation and a sense of injustice of how the electoral process unfolded.”

Bolsonaro is actually in Orlando and there are now calls for him to be kicked out of our country. Maybe Ron DeSantis will deport him to Martha’s Vineyard. No?

Hey, Jair Bolsonaro, you just lost an election and instigated a failed coup attempt. What are you going to do now?
“I’m going to Disneyland!”

Representative Joaquin Castro said on CNN, “The United States should not be a refuge for this authoritarian who has inspired domestic terrorism in Brazil. He should be sent back to Brazil.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “The US must cease granting refuge to Bolsonaro in Florida.”

How about we keep Bolsonara and send Donald Trump to Brazil?

John Feeley, a former ambassador, “The United States – or any sovereign nation for that matter – may remove a foreigner, even one who entered legally on a visa, for any reason. It’s a purely sovereign decision for which no legal justification is required.”

Brazilian authorities detained over 1,200 of the so-called protesters who violently broke into the government buildings and have arrested over 400. It’s been two years since the Trump coup attempt and Donald Trump still hasn’t been indicted. I bet Brazil doesn’t wait two years to indict Bolsonaro. Hell, they may not wait two weeks.

The coup attempt in Brazil was two days after the anniversary of Trump’s January 6 coup attempt. Maybe Brazil should also indict him.

Facebook Suspension Update: There are 3 days left (ooh, we’re getting closer), so it says, in my Facebook suspension for typing the word “Taliban.” Quannah had a countdown clock for it, but it broke.

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MTG Attack


Marjorie Taylor Greene admitted she’s on the same side as domestic terrorists.

Over the weekend at a goose-stepping function of some sort, MTG was a featured guest along with Steve Bannon, who’ll be going to jail soon, and she said, “I want to tell you something: If Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won. Not to mention, it would’ve been armed.”

She was talking about the white nationalist terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, that was designed to stop the certification of the Electoral College (mandated by the Constitution) and Joe Biden’s election victory, and install Donald Trump as an unelected Oompa-Loompa shitweasel dictator. This was an insurrection and members of the Oath Keepers have already been found guilty of sedition.

The attack on the Capitol was not patriotic, “legitimate political discourse,” or just a bunch of non-housebroken Trump-supporting tourists sight-seeing through Congress.

Marjorie Taylor Greene said “we” would have won. She claims it was just a joke, but she still said “we,” stating she’s not just sympathetic with the terrorists, but one of them.

And when she says “if” Steve Bannon had organized it, she’s overlooking the fact that Steve Bannon did in fact help organize it. It was also partly organized by Donald Trump which adds another failure to his long list of failures.

MTG is also forgetting that the terrorists, her people, were armed on January 6. But she’s saying that if she had planned it, then more people would have died.

This is what passes for Republican humor now. They tried to overthrow the country, people died, and they’re laughing about it. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a vile reprehensible human being, and she’s just one of them.

This would be like saying, “If I planned 9/11, more buildings would have been destroyed,” or “If I was a Confederate leader, then slavery would still be legal in the south,” or “If I had been in the Third Reich, we’d all be goosestepping and speaking German right now. Farfegnugen, bitches!”

Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t just with the terrorists, she is a terrorist. She said “we.” And now we have a terrorist in Congress. We need to get her the farfegnugen out of there.

Music note: I listened to REM, Live, and Local H.

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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One Pardon, Two Pardon, Pot Pardon, Coup Pardon


Yes, this cartoon is a bit of a sequel.

In the first cartoon, President Biden is tossing out money bags to areas devastated by hurricanes while Trump is tossing out paper towels. It shows the disparity between the two men. One is a compassionate and thoughtful person who cares about people who are not himself. The other is Donald Trump.

The sequel also shows the disparity between the two men. President Biden has pardoned all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession. Donald Trump wants to pardon the racist MAGAt goons who attempted a violent coup.

The president needs to go further and push for the legalization of marijuana. Currently, the Department of Justice classifies marijuana in a higher schedule than fentanyl. That’s bullshit. From April 2020 to April 2021, over 64,000 Americans died from fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Marijuana doesn’t kill anybody.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a fatal overdose of marijuana is unlikely. An overdose on marijuana is impossible in the traditional sense, says Jason Levine, PhD, a psychologist, and addiction treatment expert. You are more likely to overdose on Taco Bell from the munchies created by using marijuana than overdosing on marijuana. Marijuana shouldn’t be classified as being more dangerous than fentanyl.

For a comparison you can understand: Joe Biden is a pot brownie and Donald Trump is fentanyl wrapped in a crack sandwich garnished with heroin and dog shit.

President Biden has encouraged the nation’s governors to pardon marijuana offenders on the state level. Several Democratic governors and gubernatorial candidates are planning to do so. Republican governors, not so much.

President Biden said, “Just as no one should be in a federal prison solely for possessing marijuana, no one should be in a local jail or state prison for that reason, either.”

A spokesgoon for Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, “Texas is not in the habit of taking criminal justice advice from the leader of the defund police party and someone who has overseen a criminal justice system run amuck with cashless bail and a revolving door for violent criminals.”

In the words of Sarah Sanderson in Hocus Pocus, “Amuck, amuck, amuck, amuck, amuck, amuck.” That makes more sense than what Abbott’s spokesgoon said. “Defund the police party”? Bullshit. The Republican Party is the insurrection party.

Greg Abbott signed a law allowing posses to go after people who provide abortions. If Abbott is ever prosecuted for violating human rights by deporting immigrants to blue states, I hope he remembers his position on pardoning criminals.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said Biden’s move is a “flag of surrender in the fight to save lives from drug abuse.” Smoking marijuana is not “drug abuse.” Many people don’t even believe marijuana is a drug. I’m one of them.

Personally, I don’t like marijuana. That’s my choice. I don’t like being high. It makes me extremely paranoid. Plus, it kills my throat. I’m just not into it. But I don’t care if you do it. So what? I’ve been in too many bands to have an issue with people smoking pot. Smoking marijuana rarely hurts anyone, if ever. Prosecuting and incarcerating people who possess marijuana is a waste of federal money. Beer is more dangerous than marijuana.

And a lot of conservatives are in favor of legalizing marijuana. Republicans need to be careful with this.

Biden and every Democrat need to come out in favor of full legalization. And every Republican should join them. And pardoning people convicted for possessing marijuana is a lot better than pardoning people who attempted a violent coup to install an unelected orange dictator.

Donald Trump has spoken publicly of pardoning his insurrectionists if he’s returned to the White House. We can’t let that happen.

I’ll take the stoners over the racist democracy-hating Russia-loving insurrectionists any day.

That’s it for the blog. I have a plane to catch.

Creative note: This is the last cartoon drawn during my Ohio visit. It was drawn in my hotel room near the airport.

Music note: I listened to some John Fogerty and Creedence.

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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