Jan 6

Freaks Come Out In 2023


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

So what kind of shit will Republicans investigate?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Trump Subpoena


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Creative note: This was drawn in my motel room in West Monroe, Louisiana. Growing up partly in Louisiana, I drew a lot of cartoons there but never any that were political. After 32 years in the business, I finally drew a cartoon in my home state.

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Pelosi Punch


On January 6, 2021, as Trump’s MAGAt racist terrorists were invading the Capitol complex in an attempt to overturn an election legitimately won by Joe Biden, and as Donald Trump was watching the events on TV, and Josh Hawley was running for his life after helping instigate the rioters, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was coordinating for National Guard troops to come in and protect the Capitol.

Upon hearing that Donald Trump wanted to come to the Capitol, Pelosi said, Tell him if he comes here, we’re going to the White House.”

New video footage shown by the congressional committee investigating the attack on January 6, 2021, filmed by Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra Pelosi, shows the speaker in charge like a boss. Regarding Trump coming to the Capitol, the video shows Pelosi saying, “I hope he comes. I want to punch him out,” gesticulating with her palm. “This is my moment. I’ve been waiting for this. For trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I want to punch him out, and I’m going to go to jail, and I’m going to be happy.”

Republicans have spent the past two years claiming Pelosi was slow in her response to the attack. The video shows she was on top of the situation while Trump was watching TV and giggling.

Trump demanded the Secret Service take him to the Capitol so he could join the rioters. When the Secret Service told Trump they could not, in fear for his safety, he said he wasn’t in danger. The rioters were his people. Later, he told House Minority Leader that the rioters were Antifa.

Nancy Pelosi called the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, for him to send in Virginia’s National Guard. Chuck Schumer called the Secretary of the Army demanding to know why the Pentagon refused to send in military help. Pelosi called then-Vice President Mike Pence, who was still hiding in the Capitol. The one person they didn’t call was Donald Trump. They knew Donald Trump was with the terrorists. After all, he sent them.

Pelosi told Pence, ““I worry about you being in that Capitol. Don’t let anybody know where you are.” Pelosi worried about Pence while rioters were chanting to hang him. Donald Trump was probably eating hamberders. Pelosi knew one fact. If the White House knew where Pence was, then the rioters would have known where Pence was. Pelosi cared more about the vice president’s safety than did the president (sic).

And I am confident that from past encounters, if Donald Trump had arrived at the Capitol while the Speaker was there, Nancy Pelosi would have kicked his ass.

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Buckets of Subpoenas


Yesterday, the January 6 Committee investigating the attack on the capitol complex to overturn the election and hand the presidency to Donald Trump voted unanimously to subpoena Hair Fuhrer for documents and his testimony. So, where will it go from here?

Robert Mueller gave up getting Trump to sit down and testify and answer questions directly over Russian collusion in the 2016 election. Trump gave written answers and for all we know, he didn’t write those answers. It was a major disappointment.

Now this committee is going to subpoena Trump to testify and to provide documents. But when it comes to documents, we know Trump has a history of lying on their whereabouts. We also know he loves the spotlight while also being a coward.

Trump has testified many times in the past, most recently in a case brought against him by the state of New York. During that deposition, Donald Trump pleaded the 5th over nearly 450 times. So don’t look for any direct answers from Trump if he does testify, though it’ll fun to watch him squirm if he testifies live.

But what happens if he refuses to comply with the subpoena? Will Congress send a referrel to the Department of Justice to prosecute Trump? This committee has done that in the past with mixed results. DOJ already has its hands full investigating those other documents regarding Trump. If Trump refuses to comply with a congressional subpoena, DOJ should charge him. He’s a private citizen after all.

And will Trump want to testify? As I wrote, he loves the spotlight and being on TV. He loves to brag about ratings. This is a guy who’s demanded that his version of events be presented to the committee. Now is his chance. But also keep in mind, Donald Trump is a big fat coward.

Donald Trump “truthed” a link to a Fox News story with the headline Trump ‘loves the idea of testifying’ before Jan. 6 committee: source close to the former president. That’s like me saying, “My friend says I like tacos” when I could tell you directly if I like tacos or not (for the record, I do like tacos…a lot). Trump can’t even be straight and direct on his sham social media site. What makes anyone believe he’ll give direct answers in a testimony?

Then Trump “truthed” 11 hours ago as of this writing, “I will be putting out my response to the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs tomorrow morning at 8:00. Thank you!” It is now 11:10 EST and he still hasn’t put out his response. In case you’re a Republican, 11:10 a.m. is AFTER 8 a.m. Again, Trump lied.

I predict Trump will not testify and create some bullshit as to his reason why. He’ll also continue to complain that his version of events haven’t been presented. His supporters will continue failing to see the hypocrisy and that both positions cancel each other out.

As for the committee, maybe they should try to lure him in with blondes with buckets.

Music note: I listened to Green Day.

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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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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.

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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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Fascists Pardons


Ya’ know, for a bunch of fascists, they sure are whiny snowflake babies.

President Biden called out MAGA fascists in a major primetime address from Liberty Hall in Philadelphia.

Biden called out MAGA fascism as a threat to democracy and framed the midterm elections as a battle for the “soul of the nation.” He’s right. We could lose our nation if we put Republicans in power. Republicans have given up on democracy and have embraced fascism.

On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump sent white nationalist terrorists to overturn the election he lost. Donald Trump refused to grant a peaceful transfer of power. Nearly two years later, most Republicans still believe Trump won despite the lack of ANY evidence. The GOP has elected (irony) election deniers as their nominees in the upcoming midterms. The Republican Party has changed laws in states with GOP-majority legislatures making it harder for minorities to vote. In Florida, the Republican governor is attempting to outlaw liberal thoughts. Republicans are making it illegal for schools to teach history that they claim makes white people feel bad for being white. Republicans are banning books. And then they’re crying that some of them are being called fascists by the president.

Biden actually went out of his way not to call ALL Republicans “semi-fascists.” He made it clear it was only for the MAGA element. He was being overly kind. But, you knew Republicans and the Fox News fucks were going to cry about it because they’re all entitled whiny babies.

White Christian conservatives believe they are the most persecuted of any group in world history. If you don’t believe me, just ask one of them.

Despite the president’s clarity, Tucker Carlson lied about what the president said.

Tucker claimed the president believes “anyone who disagrees with Joe Biden is by definition a fascist” and suggested the president considers all Republicans semi-fascists. Carlson then claimed that Biden’s comments were “effectively a declaration of war against half the country.”

Tucker finished up with, “What do we do to fascists? Well, we fought a war and killed them.”

Except now, Tucker. Now, you guys award and praise them. You lie for them. You cover up for them.

Sidenote: Motherfuckers on Fox News need to stop calling Donald Trump “The President.” sure, you can refer to him as “President Trump (sic),” or if you’re in the same room with him, then you address him as “Mr. President, (sic)” or when pointing at him in the same room, then you can say, “The President (sic)” if it makes you feel warm and toasty. For example, you can say to someone, “Do you hear that squishy sound when Trump walks? It’s because The President just shit his diapers.”
But when you’re on TV, don’t say “The President” when referring to Trump because he’s not the president. Don’t say “The President” when you’re referring to Carter, Bush, or Obama. You should only say “The President” when you’re talking about the president. We only have one president at a time and right now, Joe Biden is THE president. Sidenote over.

I heard one Republican analyst state that Republicans heard Biden call all of them fascists. So they’re hearing what he didn’t say. Another whined that the president (this is how you use it, kids) isn’t unifying, which is something the president ran on. But since the campaign when Biden called for unity, there was an insurrection and Republicans used lies about election fraud to make it harder for a portion of the nation to vote.

But the president is right. The MAGA portion of the Republican Party are fascists. They are willing to install Trump as a dictator, even if he doesn’t win. They’ll actually claim that stealing an election and overthrowing the government is democracy. While the president said it’s just the MAGA portion of the GOP that’s poisonous to democracy, the majority of the GOP is MAGA. The majority of the Republican Party shoves and eats fascist bullshit.

And Donald Trump made the president’s point. Donald Trump claimed he’s paying legal fees for some of the white nationalist terrorists who tried to overturn the election and install him as a dictator. I’m sure the money isn’t actually coming out of Trump’s wallet, but from his “Save America” PAC, which isn’t advertising that funds will go to pay legal fees for terrorists. I seriously doubt Trump is spending his own money. He takes his supporters’ money, he doesn’t give them his.

Trump also gave another great reason not to elect him president. Trump is promising to give pardons to the white nationalist terrorists who tried to destroy our democracy.

Donald Trump calls Vladimir Putin a genius and wants to pardon terrorists who attacked our nation. He also stole classified government documents, which many of are still missing. Joe Biden, the president, calls Putin a war criminal and tells fascists they’re fascists.

It’s clear which of the two men is a patriot and which is the traitor. In case you’re slow, Trump is the traitor.

The Republican crybaby analyst may be correct and the president’s words turn them off and alienate them. But, I like that the president is speaking the truth. I like that he’s calling it what it is.

You can put me squarely in the camp of Fuck Those Fascists.

Music note: I listened to Jimi.

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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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Primarying Democracy


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 Trump, Two Trump, Coup Trump, Orange Trump


On January 7, 2021, the day after the white nationalist attack on Congress while Trump was watching it all unfold on TV for 187 minutes, Trump attempted to record a video condemning his followers for the attack.

In the original script, Trump was supposed to say things like “heinous,” the attackers would “pay,” and the election was over. Trump couldn’t even say the word “yesterday.” He even attempted to call the terrorists “patriots.”

The January 6 committee has now released even more footage of Trump struggling with his speech, which his daughter, Ivanka, was attempting to direct.

The original script included tough talk ordering the Justice Department to “ensure all lawbreakers are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law” and stating the rioters “do not represent me.” But all those words were crossed out in the script, in Sharpie, which Ivanka confirmed was done by Trump during her testimony.

In one of the videos, he pounds his tiny fist on the podium saying, “I don’t want to say the election is over.” The podium survived.

John McEntree, Trump’s Director of White House personnel testified that Trump didn’t want to release any statement criticizing the rioters and he asked Jared Kushner to “nudge” Trump along to make sure he eventually did it.

Former  White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson said the scramble to get Trump to speak on the 7th was partly because of a “large concern” within the White House that some of his cabinet officials might try to invoke the constitutional process of the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

Of course, now Donald Trump is conducting hate rallies saying things like the terrorists are being treated “unfairly” and teasing pardons for all of them if he takes back the White House in 2024.

I wonder what the outtakes we haven’t seen are like:

Trump: I condemn this Heineken attack.
Ivanka: Not, “Heineken.” “Heinous.” “Heinous attack.”

Trump: I condemn this hyena attack.
Ivanka: No, not “hyena.” “Heinous.”

Trump: Damn Hee-Haw for this attack.
Ivanka. “Heinous!”

Trump: “Hoobastank.”
Ivanka: “Heinous!”

Trump: “Hemmohroid.”
Ivanka: “HEINOUS!!!!” For the love of god, Daddy, it’s “HEINOUS!”

Trump” Hemoglobin?
Ivanka: I swear, if Jared and I weren’t getting $2 billion from the Saudis after all this…

Music note: I listened to Queen while drawing today.

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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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My Pet Pence


On September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush was reading a book to school children in a Sarasota classroom when his Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispered into his big-ass ear that a second plane had flown into the World Trade Center. Bush continued with the reading of “The Pet Goat,” (often mistakenly referred to as “My Pet Goat” thanks to Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11), and sat motionless for seven minutes with a stupid confused blank expression on his face.

His supporters claimed then and continue to do so that Bush didn’t want to alarm the children. I still call bullshit on this. The guy could have calmly stood up and told the class, “Hey, something came up. Sorry, but I gotta go be the decider.”

Bush sat for seven minutes and did nothing while our nation was being attacked. That’s bad but not as bad as Donald Trump not doing anything for 187 minutes while our nation was being attacked. But, there are several differences between both incidents.

First, the goat book is right at W’s reading level. Donald Trump would never be able to read it. It would have to be read to him and there would have to be pop-up pictures of him to maintain his focus.

Bush didn’t do anything for seven minutes, not because he wanted the attack to continue unabated and was cheering the terrorists on, but because he simply didn’t know what to do. When he finally did do something, he invaded the wrong country.

George W. Bush was not a smart man, but unlike Trump, he’s not evil or racist. Are there people he doesn’t care about? Yes, but he’s more obtuse and easily manipulated by evil people. I think if I sat down for a beer and pretzels with George W, I would like him personally while hating him as president. I would never sit down with Donald Trump unless he was sitting in an electric chair.

George W. Bush knew our nation was going to be attacked yet he didn’t do much to prevent it, probably because didn’t take it seriously. Donald Trump also knew our nation was going to be attacked because he planned it.

After seven minutes, George W. stood up and did something to thwart further attacks and save American lives. He at least tried. Donald Trump did something during that 187 minutes and that was to give the attackers encouragement and support. He tweeted that Vice President Mike Pence “let us down,” further goading the attackers who brought nooses and started chanting “hang Mike Pence.”

According to reports, the “hang Mike Pence” chants greatly pleased Trump and it gave him the giggles.

Donald Trump sat in the dining room off the Oval Office throughout those 187 minutes watching Fox News cover the terrorist attack on the Capitol. Instead of calling the Pentagon, the Secretary of Defense, law enforcement, or even his Vice President to check on his safety, he called Republican Senators to encourage them to continue to block the certification of the election. He obviously felt the attackers were working in his interest.

He was told he needed to call the terrorists off. He refused for 187 minutes. Several staffers, including his daughter, asked him to call them off. Kevin McCarthy, leader of the House GOP pleaded with Trump to call them off. Trump said he couldn’t because they were Antifa, despite the fact he was watching Fox News which clearly showed the terrorists were white nationalist Trump goons. McCarthy told him they were NOT Antifa but Trump supporters. Trump quickly went from blaming Antifa to telling McCarthy that the terrorists care more about the election than he did.

Trump sent the tweet, encouraging his terrorists to attack Mike Pence, after being told by his staff he needed to call them off. Trump’s first tweet giving literal directions to the terrorists was for them not to attack law enforcement, who they had been attacking. That tweet didn’t tell them to stop their attack or not to hurt members of Congress. It was pretty much, “Hey, love what you’re doing. Keep it up, but try not to hurt the cops…just everyone else. Don’t worry about Josh too much because he already hightailed it. MAGA!”

Trump always knew the attack was happening. He knew they were his people. Hell, he wanted to go to the Capitol with them. Why would he want to go to the Capitol with an angry Antifa mob? He knew who they were because he told them days before to be there (It’s gonna be “wild”). He held a rally before their attack. He argued for metal detectors to be removed so his terrorists could bring their weapons into the rally. He told them to march to the Capitol. He told them to “fight like hell” or “they wouldn’t have a country anymore.” He told them that Democrats and Rinos were evil, their enemy, and taking something away from them.

George W. Bush was just a moron who didn’t know what to do for seven minutes. Donald Trump is an evil orange fuck who sent racist terrorists to attack Congress and install him as a dictator.

Donald Trump has less in common with George W. Bush and more in common with Osama bin Laden.

Music note: I listened to Them Crooked Vultures and Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” album. Yeah, I’m all over the place with my music taste.

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Run, Josh, Run


There’s no shame in running for your life from an angry racist mob. If you’re in the path of a mob of white nationalists with nooses easily led by the bullshit of shitweasels, you better run. The day after the attack on the Capitol by Trump’s goons trying to overturn an election he lost, we saw video footage of Senator Mitt Romney running. We saw footage of Mike Pence scrambling for his life. We saw footage of House members laying down between seats in their chamber in case the angry mob broke in. When the mob broke into the Senate chamber, there wasn’t one senator hanging about to greet them. None of the people we saw in that footage are cowards. Running and hiding is what you do when an angry mob comes to kill you. Get the fuck out of there.

But….now we have video footage of a coward running for his life from the angry mob.

The most important information from last night’s live hearing of the January 6 Committee investigating Donald Trump’s insurrection was not the footage of Missouri Senator Josh Hawley running for his life, but it was the most amusing. In fact, the audience at the hearing laughed.

That sounds kinda cruel, doesn’t it? Laughing, giggling, and taking joy in watching someone scramble for their life? Maybe, but I laughed my ass off while watching it. In fact, I retweeted videos of it to the tune of “Staying Alive” and the theme to “Chariots of Fire.” Josh Hawley running for his life on his gangly legs was hilarious. He should be mocked and ridiculed. I mean, that guy was taking about seven feet between each step. I’m mostly shocked we didn’t see him pushing old ladies and children out of his way,  à la George Costanza.

The reason it’s funny to watch Josh run for his life and not the others is that Josh Hawley is a treasonous lying piece of shit. No, he doesn’t deserve to be trampled by an angry mob, but he does deserve to be ridiculed after instigating that mob.

Hell, Josh didn’t just instigate the mob with lies before the riot, he instigated them in person while he watched them bumrush the Capitol Police outside the Capitol building. He gave them a power fist while behind the security of the police, the very people the mob was attacking. Then, he relied on the Capitol Police to protect him when the mob broke into the building. We have footage of him running for his life. He was booking it. Beep-Beep! There goes Josh Hawley.

But, why didn’t Senator Hawley hang around the Capitol? Why did he need to run? I mean, if these were the good guys breaking in just as a form of protest for election integrity, why didn’t he stay to greet them?

He could have waited in the Senate chamber and greeted them with, “Hello, racist mob. It’s a pleasure to greet you here today in the Senate chamber, even you, howling shirtless guy with the horns on your head. I am enjoying your protest and with your help, we’ll make sure the rightful winner of this election is confirmed. My, I am impressed with the way you’re urinating and defecating in the hallways. Aah, it smells like freedom. And what a catchy chant you have there. Hang who now? Yes, I do have a horse face. Thank you for noticing. Has anyone seen Ted?”

You wonder how Josh Hawley will recover from this national embarrassment. He can always ask Ted Cruz how he copes and carries on without any signs of shame or humility after being caught time and time again as a lying spineless sanctimonious weasely coward. Ah, yes…just ignore it. Fortunately for Josh, his people may not even be aware of it since Fox News didn’t show the hearing last night. They probably aired a special of Tucker giggling for an hour at Biden catching COVID.

Even after he ran for his life and hid out behind the protection of the people he encouraged the mob to attack, he returned to the Capitol after the coast was clear and continued to lie about the election. He continued to oppose and obstruct his constitutional duty.

Here’s a tip: When you goad an angry mob to attack, don’t run like Chicken Little during the assault.

Also, has the DNA of the urine and feces left in the Capitol on January 6 been checked? Maybe it wasn’t left by the angry mob and it was merely from by Josh Hawley, shitting and pissing himself while running for his life. Just a thought.

However, we do have to thank Senator Hawley for one thing. He has given us a talking point. In the future, when you hear some racist unpatriotic fucknut shitweasel MAGA goon argue that the insurrection was just a protest, you can ask them this: If it was just a protest, then why was Josh Hawley running like a little bitch?

Update on cartoon: This cartoon took off and went kinda viral. It has over 1,200 shares on Facebook alone, not counting all the people who saved the cartoon and created their own shares of it. It was The Week’s cartoon of the day on Facebook. It was the top cartoon in Mike Peterson’s Comic Strip of the Day. It made today’s Washington Post. It was even featured on Joy Reid’s show on MSNBC where she created a “wall of memes,” even though political are NOT memes. I can’t begin to guess how many comments it got on social media.

And to think that I woke up yesterday without an idea, and when I finally got this one and started working on it, I didn’t know if I’d even finish drawing it.

Music note: I listened to Them Crooked Vultures.

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

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

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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