Kamala Harris

Kamala Vs. Yee-Haw States


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The assault on voting rights based on lies and conspiracy theories continues. Now, President Joe Biden has assigned Vice-President Kamala Harris to lead the administration’s efforts to combat Republicans’ efforts to restrict voting.

During a speech commemorating the Tulsa Race Massacre, President Biden said, “With her leadership and your support, we’re going to overcome again, I promise you. But it’s going to take a hell of a lot of work.” It is going to take a lot of work to save this democracy from Republicans’ attempts to destroy it.

Vice-President Harris said in an interview with The Washington Post, “We have to recognize that there are certain people that are threatened by the power of the people.” We should also recognize there are certain people threatened by black women.

Black women saved democracy in 2021. Without black women, Doug Jones wouldn’t have won the Alabama Senate seat (which he held briefly) in 2017, Democrats wouldn’t have retaken the House or the Senate, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris wouldn’t have won the 2021 election, and Donald Trump would still be a wannabe fascist occupying the White House. He’s still a wannabe fascist but now he’s just occupying a shitty golf resort plagued with bedbugs.

Kamala Harris is the perfect choice to lead the administration’s efforts to save democracy from democracy-hating Republicans. They’re afraid of the power of black women…so let’s send a black woman to kick their ass.

They’re creating laws designed to restrict voting among black Americans. This is a response to the large turnout of voters in 2021, not a response to any actual vote fraud. The last time there was enough fraud to overturn an election, it was because of Republican ballot harvesting for a House seat in North Carolina.

Republicans are reducing voting hours and hours of ballot drop box availability. They’re restricting mail-in voting. They’re increasing the power of legislatures (controlled by Republicans) to overrule local election boards. They’re giving oversight powers to partisan poll watchers. In Texas, Republicans targeted the hours black churches would drive their congregations to vote on Sunday, and made it illegal to vote during church hours on Sunday. In Georgia, they’ve outlawed giving water to voters in line.

Michigan is a state Biden and Harris won and has a Democratic governor. State law allows the legislature to petition voters to change a law…and that a governor can’t veto. Republicans are going to petition voters to help them restrict their voting rights. Only a Republican would fail to catch the irony of having voters vote to suppress their rights to vote. I expect liberal Michigan cartoonist Mike Thompson at the Detroit Free Press to catch that irony. I expect MAGAt Detroit News cartoonist Henry Payne, to ask “What’s irony?”

These laws are based on lies and they’re racist. They mimic Jim Crow voting laws that suppressed the right to vote for black Americans. They have been exposed, yet Republicans are continuing with the sham and attack on democracy. Even Republicans who oppose the Big Lie that the election was stolen from Donald Trump are supporting these racist anti-voting laws based on the Big Lie.

Most voters in this nation reject Republicans. Republicans know they can’t appeal to a wider base of voters if they don’t come up with new ideas. Their new idea is to suppress voting so they don’t have to come up with new ideas. As more Americans vote Democratic, the Republican plan to to make it more difficult for those people to vote. If you can’t win a voter’s vote, then outlaw that voter’s vote.

Republicans have no faith in their own message. And now, they’re decreasing their appeal by circling the racist wagons around a failed president like Donald Trump. Usually, when one man loses you the House, Senate, and White House, you don’t rebuild in his image. You find a new one.

Republicans are trying to cut changing demographics off at the pass. They believe if they restrict enough voting in addition to gerrymandering, the fact fewer Americans will vote for them will be a non-factor. But now the factor they have to deal with is the vice-president of the United States.

Republicans can’t compete with Kamala Harris. She’s smarter and better than they are. She’s on the right side of the issues. She’s a former prosecutor who is about to prosecute Republicans’ racism and bullshit in the court of public opinion.

Now, the only answer for Republicans will be to try to find a way to outlaw Kamala Harris.

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Long Weekend


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Vice-President Kamala Harris tweeted Saturday, “Enjoy the long weekend.” Immediately, conservatives lost their freaking minds. Why did they lose their minds? Do they hate weekends along with hating Capitol Police and anyone else who fights white nationalist terrorists?

No. They lost their shit because the vice-president didn’t mention Memorial Day in her tweet. Conservatives went after her, trying to lecturing what Memorial Day is about, calling her “stupid,” and “disrespectful.” Former South Carolina governor and ambassador to the United Nation under Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, tweeted that it was “unprofessional” and “unfit.” Uh, Ms. Haley, you served under Donald Trump.

Conservatives have rediscovered their love for veterans and patriotism just like they’ve rediscovered their concern for an expanding federal deficit since Donald Trump left Washington in a hissy. But while running for president in 2016, Donald Trump feuded with Gold Star families, parents who lost children in our wars. Nikki Haley was initially a critic of Donald Trump, laughed along while Marco Rubio told tiny dick jokes about Trump, but after Tiny secured the nomination, she shredded her integrity faster than you can say, “POWs are not war heroes.”

That’s what Donald Trump said about John McCain. Hair Fuhrer first said McCain wasn’t a hero and then said he was only a hero “because he got captured.” To me, that’s unprofessional and unfit…not just for the presidency, but to be a human.

But here’s the thing, kiddos: Your vice-president, Kamala Harris, did tweet about Memorial Day, multiple times. It’s just that she didn’t mention it in that one. I suppose over the “long” weekend, you need to say “support our troops” in every sentence.

What’s you have for breakfast today (support our troops)?

How’s the weather (support our troops)?

I love a good ham sandwich (support our troops).

Why are they making another Fast and Furious movie (support our troops)?

Isn’t Nikki Haley a ridiculous pandering hypocritical idiot (support our troops)?

This is just more gaslighting by Republicans. They spent four years making excuses when they weren’t being silent over Donald Trump’s attacks on veterans, our war dead, and their families. In France, he didn’t want to attend a ceremony for war dead because the weather would mess with the bleached dead skunk that’s an excuse for a toupee. Donald Trump sucked and Republicans were happy to play along just so long as they got what they wanted. Nikki Haley wanted some bullshit to pad her resume and she got it.

Now, Nikki Haley thinks it’s presidential to attack Kamala Harris over a tweet while she spent four years playing along with Donald Trump. What was unfit and unprofessional was criticizing Donald Trump for starting an insurrection…and then backtracking on it, which is exactly what Haley did.

Speaking of Trump, he too released a statement ahead of Memorial Day. He said, “With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, tomorrow people start driving in the biggest automobile days of the year. I’m sorry to say the gasoline prices that you will be confronted with are far higher than they were just a short number of months ago where we had gasoline under $2 a gallon. Remember as you’re watching the meter tick, and your dollars pile up, how great of a job Donald Trump did as President. Soon Russia and the Middle East will be making a fortune on oil, and you will be saying how good it was to have me as your President. Wasn’t it great to be energy independent, but we are energy independent no more. Shame, shame, shame. Other than that, have a great Memorial Day Weekend!”

Just so long as he mentioned Memorial Day, right, fuckers?

If you’re upset the vice-president didn’t mention Memorial Day in one tweet, but are silent over Trump using the holiday to praise himself, attack others, lie his little orange balls off, and basically just shout at pigeons, you might be a hypocrite. If you spent the past four years silent during Donald Trump’s reign of terror, then I suggest your spend the next four with your clap shut as well.

And before I get in trouble, “happy Memorial Day.”

Creative note: This cartoon was draw underground in a Starbucks at the 47th-50th St. subway station under Rockefeller Center. The blog was written there too.

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McTortoise Obstruction


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Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, said, “One hundred percent of my focus is on stopping the Biden administration.” He said “one hundred percent.” He didn’t say stuff he disagreed with, or stuff he considered wrong for the nation, or that he expected there to be legislation he didn’t want….he said “one hundred percent.” That means everything. Why? Because he’s a dick.

When you look at what’s wrong with Washington, start with Mitch McConnell. Oh, sure. You have a Josh Hawley out there fisting terrorists. You got Ted Cruz eating Trump’s shit sandwich while bailing on his constituents and pretending to be outraged at everything. You have Rand Paul being a dick about everything from tax hikes on corporations to how his neighbor bags his cut grass, but Rand Paul is just Rand Paul. Mitch McConnell is the leader of his Senate caucus. For most of the Obama administration and all of Donald Trump’s, he was the Senate leader.

Over in the House, you can say the problem with Washington is that a Republican Party is now a cult and they’re about to expel one of their leaders…for telling the truth. They’re going to expel a leader for saying an election wasn’t stolen. They’re going to expel a leader for siding AGAINST terrorists. They have literally have two members of Qanon in the House and one guy who possibly had sex with a teenager which they’re not criticizing. And you can look at the Republicans in both chambers and how they allowed and defended Donald Trump breaking the law and his oath of office. But to see where the problem starts, look at Mitch.

After President Obama was elected, Mitch said his only job was to make sure Obama only served one term. It didn’t matter if Obama brought something good to the table or not. Mitch is so partisan, his mission wasn’t to do his job as a Senator, but as a Republican operative and destroy the Obama presidency. He failed.

Now, Mitch out to do the same thing to President Biden. This is a guy who blamed Donald Trump for the insurrection and then voted against impeaching him. Sure, Trump brought terrorists to attack the very building you work in…but let’s let that slide…and focus on destroying President Biden.

Fuck helping to end the pandemic, or aiding the economic recovery, or stopping mass shootings. All Mitch wants to do is block everything the Biden administration tries to accomplish. Does this mean rebuilding America’s infrastructure? It sure does. McConnell will block stuff during the Biden era that he would have helped craft for the Trump administration. Donald Trump talked a lot of shit about rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure…but he spent more time playing golf, making racist comments, attacking his critics, breaking his oath of office, and grifting. President Biden is already working to repair the Trump mess and if McConnell succeeds at obstructing, it’ll remain a mess. Can you imagine how much could be accomplished if McConnell actually sat down with the president (the real one) and said, “Let’s see what we agree on so we can help people”?

Keep in mind it was President Obama with Vice-President Biden who had to clean up President Bush’s mess. They did it without McConnell’s help. Then, Donald Trump took credit for all of Obama’s accomplishments and coasted on the economy he didn’t create…and McConnell enabled that. Now that Trump has left us a shattered economy and a pandemic to recover from, McConnell doesn’t want to help the Biden-Harris administration.

Repairing our nation’s falling infrastructure, shattered economy, and recovering from a pandemic the previous administration ignored shouldn’t be a Democratic or Republican job. It should be an American effort. President Biden said yesterday there are “no Republican or Democratic” bridges. There are just bridges. But there are Republican assholes.

In many racist red states, it will soon be legal to run over and murder with your car people protesting against police violence. But if Mitch McTortoise is in the road, it will not be legal to squash his decrepit ass.

And maybe that is what’s wrong with our country.

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After MAGA


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

I kinda expect other cartoonists to follow suit and do something similar to this. I wrote the previous sentence two days ago and now, I’ve seen about 15 cartoons like this.

This cartoon focuses on the Oval Office, but the mess Trump leaves behind, the damage he leaves behind, extends beyond the Oval Office. He damaged the presidency. He damaged the country. He promised on his first day in 2017 that “this American carnage stops here and it stops right now.” I think he confused “stop” with “start.”

Joe Biden’s first order of business will be reversing a lot of Trump fuckery, like getting us back into the Paris Climate Agreement. He’s going to mandate that face masks be worn at all federal facilities, which Trump refused to do. Biden is going to get rid of the Muslim ban. He’s going to extend a nationwide restriction on evictions and foreclosures. There are also plans to provide another stimulus worth $1.9 trillion with each taxpayer receiving a check for $1,400. I’m not going to sneeze at that.

There’s also taking over the vaccine rollout that Trump has messed up, and his call for 100 days of everyone in this nation, even the fucknuts who politicized it, wearing a face mask. At the very least, we’ll have a president who cares about the problem instead of one who pretends there isn’t one.

Biden’s biggest task will be uniting the country, and I have to admit, I’m one of those resisting that. Why do I want to unite with MAGAts? I don’t have common ground with liars, conspiracy theorists, gaslighters, and Nazis. Fuck those people. I have no use for any of them.

How does a president unite a country when the majority of Republicans believe he “stole” the election? Why would you want to “unite” with a party when nearly a majority of them support the terrorists who violently attacked the Capitol?

We don’t need to find common ground with people who are in a cult. We need to deprogram the people in a cult. How can you tell you’re in a cult? If you believe Donald Trump won the election, Joe Biden stole it, there was mass voter fraud, or “election irregularities,” you’re in a fucking cult. Instead of sitting down with a cultist for a beer or a cup of coffee, I’d rather stick their head in a toilet for 17 hours until they re-learned how to think for themselves. We can’t even talk to these people when they don’t use facts.

The job Joe Biden has to do would be a hard job for anybody. He and President Obama left Trump a booming economy, a strong military, and international respect. Donald Trump destroyed all of that…and then tried to destroy the rest of the nation. Now, Donald Trump has left Joe Biden American carnage.

I’m really glad Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are here, but to be honest, I’m mostly glad Donald Trump is gone.

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Sycophant of the Year


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After failing at saving Donald Trump’s presidency by bringing a bogus bullshit lawsuit to the Supreme Court, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is running out of options to pander for that pardon.

Paxton’s lawsuit was ridiculous and it wasn’t even put together very well. It made lame arguments and contained false information that could have been easily checked. Yet, Paxton went ahead with degrading himself and his office in the name of all that is Trump. And 17 other state attorneys general joined his stupid ass…as well as 126 Republicans in the United States House of Representatives.

On Monday, those House Republicans will attempt another stab at stealing an election and defiling democracy. These people aren’t serving their nation. They’re not serving the Constitution. They’re serving a cult. And the worst part is, it’s a stupid cult of personality. I will never understand the public degrading of oneself for someone who’s not at least charming, intelligent, good looking, or even a decent speaker. Donald Trump is not Elvis. You would think they’d follow someone who was at least literate.

So, how upset will these seditious goobers be at Time Magazine for not selecting Donald Trump as Person of the Year? I’ve already heard grumbling and even seen one conservative political cartoon expressing bitterness. Quite frankly, I wasn’t expecting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to get the honor. In 2020, the year of covid, I thought First Responders had it in the bag.

It is kinda funny that these people who want Trump to be Time’s person of the year, including Donald Trump, don’t read news magazines. Donald Trump has never read an issue of Time, but he has had staffers create fake covers of Time with him on it to hang in his shitty bedbug-infested golf resorts.

As for Ken Paxton, he may be the sycophant of the year, but he has a lot of cultists to compete against. But if he really wants to be assured of that pardon, he may have to change his last name to “Trump.” Don’t put it past him.

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Drippy With Bibi


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There is no law prohibiting the United States government from assassinating foreign leaders and officials. There is an executive order issued in the 1970s by President Gerald Ford that has been upheld by every American president except Donald Trump, though to be fair, Trump probably isn’t aware of it. But that order isn’t enough to stop our government from murdering people overseas. Have you see Osama bin Laden around lately?

In the 1980s, Reagan had our military bomb Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s tent. A tent. If he wasn’t the target, what did we think was in that tent threatening the United States? As it turns out, Gaddafi’s 6-month-old daughter was in the tent…or she wasn’t…or she wasn’t even his daughter. Information from the 1980s Libyan government is sketchier than a Rudy Giuliani Dildo-store-parking-lot press conference.

During our war with Iraq in 1990/1991, our second war with Iraq in 2003, and all the military strikes in between, our government never officially targeted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. But we did target his many houses, mansions, palaces, compounds…whatever you want to call them. The reasoning being given was that he may have been storing chemical weapons inside his homes, like you would keep weed killer in your garage. If one of those strikes had killed Saddam, then we could have said it was just a lucky coincidence. Even when we did catch him, we handed him over to a government we knew would kill him. There are western nations that refuse to hand over any prisoners to any nation if there is a possibility they will receive a death sentence.

Israel is not one of those nations either except they probably wouldn’t extradite anyone. They’d just kill them themselves. In fact, Israel had a practice of kidnapping people on foreign soil, dragging them back to Israel without the host nation being aware, conducting a trial of the suspect, then killing them. Do you know who else goes overseas and kidnaps people? North Korea and the United States. We took the leader of Panama and today, he’s rotting in a Florida prison. Hey, we didn’t kill him. North Korea just nabs people…or they murder them in airports on foreign soil.

To be fair, Israel wasn’t just grabbing ordinary civilians off the streets and throwing them into unmarked vans. They were grabbing Nazis hiding in South America. I am fine with going to Argentina and grabbing Nazis off the street and throwing them into unmarked vans then having them taken to Israel to stand trial. But to be honest, I don’t think anyone accused of being a Nazi is going to received a fair trial in Israel. If you were accused of being a Nazi, you wouldn’t any Jews on the jury except Stephen Miller.

That doesn’t make me anti-Israel…but people will say I am for this cartoon. Any time you criticize Israel, you’re often accused of being anti-Semitic. And our nation rarely criticizes Israel. The nation of Israel basically has a free pass with the U.S.

I’m criticizing Israel like I criticize the United States. What, am I anti-American now?

Foreign policy experts warn of our enemies engaging in bad behavior between the time of an American presidential election and a new administration taking over. Will Russia invade the rest of Ukraine? Will North Korea attack South Korea? Will Iranian-backed terrorists strike an embassy? Will South Korea unleash more anti-Trump TikTok videos? Will Canada increase imports of their cheese? Will the Prime Minister of Denmark laugh at pictures of Trump at his tiny desk? But…what happens when our allies take advantage of us during a presidential transition?

Last week, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who once led Iran’s military nuclear program when they had one, was assassinated. Who did it? Nobody has taken credit. And, neither Israel or the United states has issued a denial. There hasn’t even been an official, “Don’t look at me. I was at home washing my hair.”

Israel has been accused of assassinating Iranian scientist in the past. What would they have to gain by doing it now? It creates another headache on day one of President Joe Biden’s administration. Already, Iranians are burning pictures of Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the streets of Tehran. Biden isn’t even president yet but they’re extending blame to him. And if they think Israel did it, then why are they mad at us? Because we coddle Israel and support their actions like this. Hell, we probably paid for the bullets and explosives used in the act.

Iran is blaming Israel, but they know the United States has already killed one of their generals this year. So if they retaliate against us and it’s proven later we didn’t have anything to do with the killing of the scientist, Iran won’t lose any sleep over it. We’re still the Great Satan. If nothing else, we boasted about killing that general so I’m sure Donald Trump couldn’t have been silent over murdering an Iranian nuclear scientist.

Trump would have tweeted, “Best scientist murder ever. People are saying it’s nothing that’s ever been seen before. Obama never killed such important scientist. Sleepy Joe would have only sniffed the scientist’s hair.”

The other thing Israel gets out of this is that it hurts our negotiating position when we resume peace talks preventing Iran from having nuclear weapons. We had a deal and it was working. Donald Trump removed us without any reasoning other than catering to his right-wing base and Israel didn’t like the treaty. The treaty kept us out of war with Iran. Israel views a war between the United States and Iran in their best interest. The Israeli government will not mind us spilling our blood in their national interest.

And when it comes to dealing with the incoming administration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has congratulated Joe Biden…we just don’t know what for.

Bibi tweeted, 12 hours after U.S. media called the election for Biden, “Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Joe, we’ve had a long & warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel. I look forward to working with both of you to further strengthen the special alliance between the U.S. and Israel.”

So, what did he congratulate them for? Netanyahu is playing it safe and parsing his words. He’s congratulating his old friend while not angering Donald Trump…which has to be one of the most ridiculous positions a foreign leader feels he has to take. It’s also cowardly. Wait until Bibi finds out his dogs are German Shepherds.

Shortly after the mysterious congratulatory tweet to Biden, Bibi tweeted a thank you to Donald Trump without mentioning the fact Trump is a loser who will be leaving the White House very soon.

Joe Biden has to come in and fix things Donald Trump has fucked up. He has to work on our immigration policies. He has to clean up a lot of bullshit funding for Trump’s racist border wall. He has to get us back into the Paris Climate Accords. He has to fix the treaty with Iran that made the world a safer place. He has to smack Putin around a little just so he knows his place. He has to remove us from Kim Jong Un’s butthole. He has to get our allies to stop laughing at us. He has to repair our relationship with NATO and show the world we favor our allies over dictators. And eventually, he has to declare Canadian cheese is not a threat to our national security. And now, he has to include crap Netanyahu is doing.

Israel may not be to blame…but they probably are. If they were a true ally, they would have waited until Joe Biden was in office. He wasn’t even receiving security briefings that president-elects usually receive. Those didn’t start until today. I predict Israel and Iran will be mentioned in every briefing Biden receives between now and the end of his presidency.

We give Israel over $3 billion a year. Unlike other nations where we give aid to in quarterly installments, we give our yearly donation to Israel all at once and at the beginning of the year. We give Israel more than we give to sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean combined. And when we give money to Israel, they turn around and put it into New York Federal Reserve so it can start earning interest immediately. We have to borrow to give Israel this money which means we spend over $100 million paying interest on it. And our aid to Egypt and Jordan is contingent upon their treaties with Israel. Our aid to the Palestinians is so they can rebuild their communities after Israel destroys them with weapons we paid for. Additionally, Israel can and has blocked our sales of weapons to other Middle East nations while selling weapons to China that can be used against us…and they do this without telling us.

And then, they murder top officials in nation’s hostile to the U.S, dragging us into their bullshit. And they’re our friends?

One thing President Joe Biden should do, which he won’t, is cut the amount of aid we give to Israel.

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Pence Fly


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If you heard a little tiny high pitched voice during last night’s debate saying, “Help me,” it wasn’t the fly. It was Republican senators going down with this administration. Thom Tillis, Lindsey Graham, Joni Ernst, and Martha McSally, who was never elected in the first place, are all buzzing around Mike Pence’s head saying, “Help me.”

I paid close attention to the debate last night. Kamala Harris was expected to prosecute the Trump administration. Mike Pence was expected to deflect, lie, and be condescending and wormy. And though I tried to pay attention, I lost all focus for two plus minutes of the debate. Why was I distracted for over two minutes? Because that’s how long a fly was attached to Mike Pence’s white head.

I was mesmerized. When is the fly going to fly away? Will it leave? Is it stuck to whatever component Pence uses to fossilize his hair? What the fuck is going on with the fly and Mike Pence’s hair! AAAAAAGGGHHHHHH! FLY!!!!

Finally it left, but before it did, it had its own Twitter account. The internet lit up over the fly. If you run outside right now and ask someone for their first impression of last night’s debate, they’ll mention the fly. My readers on Facebook were demanding I draw a fly cartoon. At first, I thought, “Nah. This is an internet thing and that doesn’t always translate to the rest of the world….holy shit. Everybody’s talking about it.”

As soon as the debate was over, on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid, and Nicole Wallace talked about the fly. When Brian Williams came in, he talked about the fly. On CNN, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, and Don Lemon were talking about the fly. Over on Fox News, they were talking about the best pumpkin spice recipes for a brisk Autumn afternoon.

Before going to bed around 1:00 A.M, I knew I had to draw a fly cartoon. It’s funny that before the debate, I was wondering what would come out of it for me to draw. I never expected it to be a fly on a Trump goon’s head.

As they say, flies are attracted to shit. And whenever you defend Donald Trump and the “accomplishments” of his administration, you’re talking shit.

And just as he ignored the fly, Mike Pence ignored reality. Mike Pence told Senator Harris, “you’re entitled to your own opinions but you’re not entitled to your own facts.” He said this twice ignoring the FACT he is the main butt poodle for a man who has told over 20,000 lies.

Just like he tried to pretend the fly wasn’t there, Mike Pence, the evangelical, pretends he’s not goon number one for Mr. Grab Them By The Pussy.

Just as he ignored the fly, Mike Pence ignores the fact the Trump administration throws children into baby cages.

Just like he paid no attention to the fly, Mike Pence pays no attention to the fact over 210,000 people have died from the coronavirus.

As he ignored the fly, Mike Pence, head of the Coronavirus Task Force, ignores safety protocols. The woman he sleeps with whom he calls “Mother,” ignored safety protocols and the debate rules last night by coming onto the stage without a face mask.

Just like he ignored the fly, Mike Pence ignored the rules of the debate, talking over his time limit, talking over the moderator, Susan Page, and talking over his opponent, Senator Kamala Harris.

Just like he ignored the fly, he ignored all respect toward Senator Harris and Ms. Page. He ignored respect for the American people, using them as if criticizing the Trump administration’s failure over containing the Trump Virus is somehow attacking the American public.

Fortunately for Mike Pence, Senator Harris and Ms. Page also ignored the fly on his white head. They also ignored the cold sore around his mouth. Herpes much? Mother should have kept her mask on. They ignored the pink eye. Mother should have worn goggles. Quite frankly, someone should have taken his pulse. The guy looked like death and flies were literally landing on him. Can zombies speak other than saying, “Brains”? Except for this zombie, he ain’t got any.

A CNN poll said Kamala Harris won the debate, 69% to Pence’s 39%. Personally, I think the fly came in second. The worm came in a distant third.

Mike Pence is a coward. Mike Pence is a worm. And just like all members, supporters, and cultists of this administration, he’s full of shit. And that’s why flies are attracted to him.

Bzzzzz.

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Nasty


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I drew this Tuesday evening just as an illustration for my clients and not so much as a regularly-scheduled cartoon. Instead of posting it here first as usual, I posted it on social media.

As it turned out, a lot of people liked it. I made some merch with it and several shirts, coffee mugs, stickers, etc, have been purchased.

I didn’t really expect that much to come from it. This was drawn in a lobby bar of the hotel I was staying in Tuesday night in Alexandria. So was the cartoon that followed (but already published here).

As an artist, I love Kamala’s hair. Expect my caricature of her to change over time. Hopefully, I’ll be drawing her a lot over the next four years.

Someone recommended I put a link to the merch with post it’s associated with. Here’s the KAMALA NASTY merch shop.

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It’s Kamala


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As Joe Biden so famously once said, “This is a big fucking deal.”

California Senator Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s running mate. Why is it a “big fucking deal?” She’s black. She’s Asian. She’s a woman. This is the first time an Asian woman has been picked for the veep spot. It’s the first time a black woman has been picked for the veep spot.

Kamala is not the first woman to be on a major party ticket. There was Geraldine Ferraro, a congresswoman picked by Walter Mondale in 1984. That was a ticket that had zero chance of winning and ultimately, Ronald Reagan was reelected in a massive landslide.

Then, there was Sarah Palin who was John McCain’s pick in 2008. Oh, god…I gotta stop now.

And on top of the ticket was Hilary Clinton in 2016 who actually won the election but lost. Isn’t that representative of America? The overly-qualified woman, perhaps the most qualified presidential candidate in American history, beats the rich white guy but the prize is awarded to him anyway who goes on to take credit for the successes of the black guy.

All evening, I heard on CNN how Kamala was not the safe pick. Then, I got a special update email from the Larry Sabato’s Center for Politics at UVA which describes her as a safe pick.

When you look at Kamala Harris’ resume, she looks like the safe pick. She was Attorney General for California and has been a Senator for less than four years. But during her time in the Senate, she’s proven herself to be a forceful prosecutor and has made Trump appointees like Brett Kavanaugh, William Barr, and Jeff Sessions squirm in their seats. Right now, she’s probably making Mike Pence, a man who refuses to even be alone in a room with a woman who’s not his wife, squirm.

But when you look at Kamala she’s not a safe pick. Why? Because she’s a woman and she’s black. Just being a woman presents obstacles. Last week, Harris had to take on accusations of being ambitious. Seriously. Four years ago, a huge portion of the nation rejected Hillary Clinton for the same thing and polls actually rated Donald Trump more honest than Clinton. That’s what 30 years of gaslighting will get you. And have you ever heard a man have to defend himself for being ambitious?

Then you add Harris’ race to the equation. Months ago, Donald Trump Jr. accused her of not being black. Seriously. If Joe Biden had any chance of picking up any of the white male racist vote, he blew it yesterday. Good riddance.

Joe Biden promised he would pick a woman. With the summer of Black Lives Matter marches and Donald Trump’s increased racism, many believed that woman needed to be black. Tucker Carlson actually claimed picking a person solely on their race and gender was illegal. Harris was not picked SOLELY on her race and gender, but that didn’t seem to be a problem for people like Tucker for the first 45 president’s veeps.

After the pick was announced, Liberals went crazy on social media crying about how Harris wasn’t progressive enough. Conservatives claimed she was too liberal.

I don’t think Republicans have found their ammo yet for Harris. While many said it Harris being Biden’s choice was easily predictable, Republicans apparently wasted time in not preparing. Maybe they were too busy not preparing for the coronavirus pandemic.

I saw one conservative leave multiple posts on Facebook about her sexual past, accusing her of sleeping her way to the top. How sexist. Donald Trump could only repeat over and over about how “nasty” she was, which is his favorite adjective for women who hold him accountable or refuse to sell him Greenland.

Donald Trump also went on about how she was “nasty” to Brett Kavanaugh and to Joe Biden during the debate. He wondered out loud how Biden could pick someone who was so mean to him. I’m sure it’s nothing like Ted Cruz crawling up Trump’s ass after he insulted his wife.

I like the pick. Kamala Harris was my first choice during the primaries and she was my favorite to be Biden’s veep though I would have been fine with Susan Rice. I think Harris is a better pick though. She’s been vetted. She’s tough. She’s a badass.

Somewhere right now, Mike Pence is wetting himself. Fortunately for Trump, he doesn’t have to face her.

I’m looking forward to Kamala Harris getting “nasty.” Nasty women get shit done.

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Punchy Joe


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Here’s your weekly cartoon for CNN’s weekly newsletter, Provoke/Persuade. Please sign up to get these in your inbox every Sunday for the rest of your life.

There will be two Democratic debates this week on CNN, one on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. They’re being staged in Detroit. Michigan is a state Trump surprisingly won in 2016 with a huge assist from Russia. It’ll be a major battleground in 2020.

What analysists are focusing on before the debates are that on night one, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will be on the same stage. On night two, Biden’s podium will be between Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, the two candidates he’s been feuding with.

The expectation is that Warren and Sanders, the two most liberal and socialist candidates, will have to go after each other at some point. I don’t expect that yet. It’s too early. What we can expect on night one is a moderate Democrat going after both of them. We may see the socialists team up.

Biden has promised not to be as polite as he was during the first debate where Harris took him down for his stance in the 70s on mandatory busing. He’s also been at it with Booker who has demanded Biden apologize for boasting about his working relationship with segregationists in the past. Biden wasn’t ready in the last debate. Will he be ready now?

Biden is the favorite candidate at this point and leading in the polls. Even a Fox News poll has him beating Trump. But what happens when he’s on a debate stage with Trump? Personally, I’d rather see Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor, prosecute Donald Trump to his face.

Other things to look for is that Andrew Yang has been going at it with Michael Bennett. Does anyone care?

We can look at Tom Steyer. Oh, wait. He won’t be at the debate and is one more candidate we don’t need.

Will Pete Buttigieg build, fall, or continue to tread water? Will Julian Castro build on his great performance from the first debate? Will Beto finally fold and drop out?

That’s the thing to look for after the debates. After the last one, Eric Swalwell did us all a favor, and himself, and dropped out. He’s doing a great job in Congress and that’s where he should stay. But right now, there are too many candidates. I’d like to see ten of them drop out. C’mon, guys and girls. Go home.

Previously, I didn’t have a favorite. I was going back and forth between the candidates and there are several I still like. But, now I do have a favorite and its been that way for the past few weeks. My pick is Kamala Harris. I like her. She’s a fighter and Donald Trump is afraid of her. I love the job she’s performed in grilling Trump nominees from her position in the Senate. I’m not saying she’s going to win, but that she’s who I want to win. At least for now. I have the right to change my pick. But right now, Kamala is the only one I can feel any excitement for.  I think with the right campaign, she can beat Trump.

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