Ketanji Brown Jackson

Justice Jackson


by a 53-47 vote, The United States Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court yesterday, making her the first black woman in history to be on the court. Three Republicans, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski joined every Democrat in voting for her.

There should have been more Republicans voting for Justice Jackson as she’s one of the most qualified judges to ever be nominated for the Supreme Court, if not the most qualified. The three Republicans who voted for her know full well that Jackson will cast votes they disagree with, but they also know she’s qualified and understands the Constitution. These are qualifications the rest of the GOP in the Senate don’t care about, or at least not when their racist cultist base is watching.

Sure, you had Tom Cotton saying she would have defended Nazi war criminals. You had Marsha Blackburn asking her to define “woman.” You had Ted Cruz on a tangent about racist babies. You had Lindsey Graham upset and flailing his arms around about something or others. And then there was Josh Hawley, the goon who gave a fist salute to terrorists, being the ringleader for the attacks painting her as soft on pedophiles. But where were the more rational members of the GOP during this?

I get there was no hope to get votes from Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Tommy Tuberville, Chuck Grassley, or Rick Scott, even though some of them have voted for her in the past. But why didn’t Mitch McConnell vote for her? Voting for her could have helped his arguments for stealing Supreme Court seats and had made him look somewhat reasonable.

Why didn’t Louisiana’s Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy vote for her? Cassidy voted to impeach Trump so he’s somewhat reasonable. John Kennedy once rejected a Trump nominee for a lower court because he was unqualified…so why reject someone who is?

Others I could see crossing party lines to vote for her are Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Ben Sasse, Rob Portman, Jim Inhofe, Pat Toomey, John Cornyn, Mike Lee, and Tim Scott.

Tim Scott is the only black Republican in the Senate. He’s acknowledged racism from conservatives at times, so why join the racists in rejecting the first black woman on the Supreme Court? I know he represents South Carlina, but he could have chosen to be a powerful voice in doing the right thing. His vote to confirm could have prompted more yes votes from his side of the aisle. Besides, he had voted for her in the past.

And Lindsey Graham…this guy previously voted to confirm Judge Jackson to federal courts…twice. In fact…a lot of these Republicans had supported Jackson in the past.

Which Republicans voted to confirm Judge Jackson to federal courts in the past? They are Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Chuck Grassley, Richard Shelby, Mitch McConnell, Mitch Inhofe, John Cornyn, Mike Crapo, Richard Burr, John Thune, John Barrasso, Roger Wicker, Jim Risch, Roy Blunt, Jerry Moran, Rob Portman, John Boozman, Pat Toomey, John Hoeven, Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Deb Fischer, Tim Scott…wait for it…Ted Cruz.

So what happened between these Republicans voting yes to voting no? Did they not do their research last time? Did Judge Jackson do something new and despicable between the votes? Or…hear me out…the cameras were on?

After the vote and while Democrats celebrated, the Republicans walked out of the chamber. They went from voting for her to voting no to being disgusted she was confirmed. Republicans are all a bunch of posers who won’t even consider doing what’s right if there’s a camera in the room. They all just want to grovel and appeal to their MAGA racist bases…even the black guy.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson won’t change the political makeup of the court. Conservatives hold a 6-3 advantage. But I hope President Biden gets another appointment. Hell, the orange ass-clown got three. I’m looking long-term. I hope the future brings us Democratic presidents who get Supreme Court nominations who will stop Republicans from putting justices on the bench dragging this nation backward.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is a step in the right direction.

How disgusting do you have to be to be proud it’s on your record that you voted against the first black woman on the Supreme Court?

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Slice of Conspiracy


Some of the Republicans asking Ketanji Brown Jackson questions were using their time, not asking serious questions for a nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States, but were instead auditioning for the 2024 presidential race…that is, if Donald Trump lets them run. And while trying to make Fox News, OANN, and Newsmax highlight reels, they were throwing dog whistles to Qanon.

Do you remember the pizzagate conspiracy that claimed Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring out of the basement of a pizza parlor in Washington, DC? This was generated from Clinton Campaign chief John Podesta’s email which was hacked by Russia, given to Wikileaks, then loudly broadcast by Donald Trump.

Just like with Hunter Biden’s supposed laptop, the people screaming about the hacked emails from the Clinton Campaign can’t tell you what’s in them. And since they couldn’t find anything scandalous, they had to create one. They claimed, “let’s get a pizza” was code for child pornography. It’s too much of a rabbit hole to go down to explain how all this landed in a DC pizzeria that doesn’t even have a basement, but it was generated by Qanon on 4chan and other assorted hate sites. Eventually, a North Carolina fucknut with a rifle drove up to DC and shot into the establishment.

This was the birth of Qanon. Since then, it’s grown into a conspiracy theory that deep-state Democrats are operating a pedophilia ring and Donald Trump was on a mission to bring it down. Some Qnuts theorists claim the pedophile deep-state Democrats are also lizard people. Seriously.

Of course, it’s laughable to believe that Qanon and Republicans care all that much about stopping pedophilia. They were silent on former House Speaker Dennis Hastert being a pedophile. You don’t hear them asking what Jim Jordan knew when college wrestlers were being victimized while he was coaching them. They were all defensive of Roy Moore spending more time in mall food courts than Debbie Gibson did in the 80s. And I haven’t heard one demand an investigation into the accusation that Donald Trump raped a teenager.

They accuse President Joe Biden of being a pedophile and joke about it where you have to be a Qanon goon to even understand the reference, like with “Let’s go Brandon.” What are they talking about? Also, ask one of them, any of them, what’s on Hunter’s laptop? Why are they OK with it being stolen? Why are they OK with contents being spied on without there ever being a FISA warrant? Oh, wait…they don’t really care about FISA warrants either. It’s like the Constitution to them. They only care about something if it can be weaponized. You don’t hear Devin Nunes screaming that Hunter Biden’s rights have been violated. But then again, maybe he’s too busy trying to get Truth Social off the ground.

Senators Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, and Marsha Blackburn were asking Judge Jackson about sentences she gave to pedophiles. As it turns out, they were normal and in line with other judges’ sentences. But, they’ve created the narrative she’s soft on pedophiles, never mind the fact that she sent them to prison. Fun fact: When Josh Hawley was a horse-faced Missouri prosecutor, he let a sex abuser get off with only probation.

These senators wasted very important time on their own political ambitions instead of doing their jobs. And instead of denouncing Qanon, which is a cult comprised of insane racists and terrorists, they feed the beast. After Senator Josh Hawley first started his attacks on Judge Jackson being soft of pedophiles, online threats against her life have been made by Qanon goons.

Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and the majority of the Republican Party are appealing to racist hateful people who will tear this nation apart and destroy democracy if they’re not given what they want.

The entire Republican Party is now a cult and instead of fighting to save it, these senators feed it to the cult.

By the way, the pizzagate shooter was sentenced by…wait for it…Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. She gave him four years in prison. Fact is, Judge Jackson sent Qanon terrorists to prison. Maybe that’s another reason for Republicans to hate her.

Music Note: I listened to the Violent Femmes but did NOT play “Blister in the Sun.”

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Racist Babies


I’ve heard for years from people who have experience with Texas Senator Ted Cruz that nobody likes him. Former Democratic Senator Al Franken said he likes Ted Cruz more than anyone else in the Senate likes him…and he hated Ted Cruz. Even Republicans don’t want to get stuck in an elevator with Ted Cruz.

I think it’s true. Nobody likes Ted Cruz and the new evidence to this working theory is taken from yesterday’s hearing on Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. We expected a lot of hostility from Republicans on the nomination of a black female who may be the most qualified justice ever nominated for the Supreme Court. We even expected some stupid questions from Republicans because Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn, and Josh Horseface Hawley are on the committee. But did anyone expect stupidity on the levels Ted Cruz gave yesterday? Yeah, we did.

Ya’ see, kids…these senators don’t put their questions together by themselves. They have staffs who help them. Ted Cruz did not personally go to Kinko’s for the huge graphics on easels he displayed yesterday. Senators also coordinate these questions with their colleagues so they’re not ALL asking the same Qanon questions about pedophiles. So you would think that somewhere in the process of Ted Cruz putting together his presentation, someone would have said “uh, no.” You would think there would have been at least one “please don’t do that” from amongst his staff and colleagues. There should have been at least one person in the room who cared enough for Ted Cruz and would have tried to prevent him from making a royal sniveling condescending ass out of himself and said, “Senator, maybe lecturing black women on racism isn’t the best way to go.” Someone should have pointed out that the 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory don’t have anything to do with being a federal judge. At the very least, someone should have said, “Please, Senator, for the love of God and all that is holy…don’t ask her about racist babies.” But no, someone on his staff went to Kinko’s to pick that shit up so Ted could go on national television in front of the entire goddamn world and ask a black female judge with a degree from Harvard who’s about to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States if she believes babies are racist. For all we know, one of his daughters made the Kinko’s run.

Nobody stopped him because nobody likes Ted Cruz. Somewhere in the halls of Congress yesterday, someone who had been in that room helping Cancun Cruz prepare his line of questions was snickering their ass off.

Ted Cruz, like most MAGAts, is a victim of the Dunning-Kruger Effect which is when an idiot doesn’t know he’s an idiot. For Ted, his case should be called the “Duh-Kruger Effect.” This is not the same level as Herschel Walker saying evolution isn’t real because we still have monkeys, but Ted Cruz is on the level of being a smart idiot. Ted tries really hard to be stupid. The only people worse are those who believe Ted Cruz really showed someone else up.

Judge Jackson had to wade through a lot of absurdity yesterday and will do so again today. She had a lot of pauses before answering questions which is probably her way to prevent her first reply being “are you an effing moron”? Or, “Did you eat paint chips as a kid”? Or, “Did your mother drop you a lot when you were a baby?” Or, “What freaking snail pond did you slither out of”?

Lindsey Graham used his time to rant about the treatment Justice Amy Coney Barrett received during her confirmation hearings, not for the Supreme Court, but when she was nominated for a lower federal bench in 2017. Back then, Senator Diane Feinstein asked Barrett about her religion because Barrett had a history of making a huge deal about her religion. So Graham asked Judge Jackson yesterday to rate her religious faith on a “scale of one to ten.” Graham was trying to make white people who are in fundamentalist cults appear as victims.

Senator Horseface (Hawley. Keep up) said, “I’ve noticed an alarming pattern when it comes to Judge Jackson’s treatment of sex offenders, especially those preying on children,” he said accusing her of “a pattern of letting child porn offenders off the hook for their appalling crimes.” This is the same guy who let Donald Trump off the hook for his appalling crimes. Ted Cruz had also gone down the pedophilia rabbit hole. This is an appeal to the Qanon crowd who believed Hillary Clinton was running a pedophile ring in a DC pizza joint, which is still better than what they’re doing at Papa John’s.

John Cornyn scolded Jackson, who is a former public defender, for the way she represented “people who have committed terrorist acts against the United States,” saying her “zealous advocacy has gone beyond the pale.” Like Hawley, this guy voted against impeaching Donald Trump who called for terrorists to attack the very Capitol where he was scolding Judge Jackson for doing her job as a public defender.

Tom Cotton, another goon cozy with Trump’s white nationalist terrorists, tried to associate Judge Jackson with “anarchists, rioters, left-wing street militias,” the “breakdown of society,” and “Soros prosecutors” who “destroy our criminal justice system from within.”

Marsha Blackburn, who may have fewer working brain cells than Herschel Walker, accused Judge Jackson of providing “free legal services to help terrorists get out of Gitmo and go back to the fight,” supporting “the radical left’s attempt to pack the Supreme Court” and harboring a “hidden agenda to let violent criminals, cop killers and child predators back to the streets.” Blackburn is another GOP goon who voted against impeaching Trump for inciting a terrorist attack. Blackburn also accused Judge Jackson of seeing the United States as a “fundamentally racist country” and having a “personal hidden agenda to incorporate Critical Race Theory into our legal system.” I don’t even know how that would work.

Blackburn then accused Judge Jackson of trying to incorporate Critical Race Theory into every aspect of society where you won’t even be able to get an order of Chicken McNuggets without them having a little CRT in them. They always screw you at the drive-thru!
OK, I made that paragraph up, but it’s just as legit as what Blackburn actually said.

But it was Ted Cruz who brought props and even a copy of the children’s book, “Antiracist Baby.” Ted held up the book and asked Judge Jackson perhaps the most ridiculous question that’s ever been asked in the United States Capitol building, and keep in mind, this is the same building where Trump terrorists were asking where was the best spot in the hallways to drop a deuce. Keep in mind, this is the same building where Senator Tommy Tuberville pushes every button in the elevators because the colors are pretty. Keep in mind, this is the same building where Marjorie Taylor Green checks under every desk for free gum. Ted Cruz asked Judge Jackson if she believes babies are racist. This isn’t like the Chicken McNugget thing I made up. This actually happened.

Judge Jackson sits on the board of Georgetown Day School and Cancun Cruz was asking her how Critical Race Theory was a part of the school’s curriculum. Board members of the school don’t set the curriculum. Critical Race Theory doesn’t have anything to do with federal judgeships. And, Georgetown Day School is private. “Antiracist Baby” is a book taught at the private school.

Ted then went after her for past statements she had made about the school advancing “social justice.” Ted and other Republicans have made “social justice” a code word for racists to react negatively to, like “welfare queen,” “woke,” and “books.” They find “social justice” nearly as icky as we find Ted Cruz.

Ted talked about another book taught at the school, “Stamped,” which is by the same author as “Antiracist Baby.” Ted had major issues with text on page 33 (he was trying to prove he read the book) where the question is asked if it’s OK to send white people “back” to Europe. Ted miscomprehended, or lied, about the passage as it’s not saying we should send white people “back” to Europe. It’s illustrating a point about black and brown people being told to “go back to where you came from,” like when Donald Trump made a rally chant of “send them back” about nonwhite women in the United States Congress.

Before the hearing, Ted was in Montana and pitched a fit because he missed the boarding call. He made so much of a ruckus that the cops had to be called. Ted really wanted to get on that flight as if he was fleeing from a snowstorm and escaping to Cancun. Ted was trying to get back to Washington, DC so he could take part in the hearings. He eventually got a flight out and I can guarantee there was at least one racist baby on that plane.

Music Note: I listened to the Rolling Stones while drawing this cartoon.

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