Ketanji Jackson Brown

Defenders of Terrorism


It’s very amusing to hear the goons who defended an insurrection go after someone who defended terrorism suspects as a public defender and accuse her of being soft on crime.

When Donald Trump was impeached for using government resources to extort a foreign president for political dirt on an opponent, and then impeached again for inciting a terrorist attack to overturn a democratic election, senators Tom Cotton, John Cornyn, Marsha Blackburn, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley each voted against conviction.

There is no better example of being soft on crime than rejecting to punish terrorists.

Let’s get one thing straight and out into the open: The people who attacked the Capitol building on January 6, 2021, were not protesting. They were not exercising their freedom of speech. They weren’t protesters who just got a little too passionate. They were not people who “loved their country” or who cared about “election integrity.” They were terrorists.

People who try to overturn a free and fair democratic election are not patriots. People who try to overthrow the government through violence to install an unelected fascist dictator are terrorists. People who break into the Capitol building with nooses while wearing riot gear and chanting to hang the vice president of the United States are terrorists. People who attack law enforcement to overturn the government are terrorists. Ashli Babbitt, the goon stealing Nancy Pelosi’s podium, the idiot who sat at her desk and stole government documents from it, the howling Qanon Shaman, and everyone who defecated in the hallways and smeared it on the walls is a terrorist who attacked the United States of America. This should not be debatable or questioned.

Even Republicans who have condemned the attack are using the same lies to change voter laws that the terrorists used to overturn our government.

And another thing: You can’t accuse people of being soft on crime if you want a child to be forced to carry her rapist uncle’s baby.

John Cornyn described Ketanji Brown Jackson as “zealous” when she was picked as a public defender to defend terrorism suspects. He accused her of doing her job. A lawyer does not become a public defender with the goal of not giving every defense a fair trial. A person doesn’t become a public defender with the intention of giving some suspects just 30 percent of effort in their defense. Republicans need to remember that everyone in America deserves a fair trial. It’s in the Constitution. I known Republicans stop reading at the Second Amendment, but trust me. It’s in there.

And some of these Republicans didn’t just choose not to punish Trump for the insurrection. They didn’t just defend the terrorists. Some of them aided and abetted the terrorist attack, which was committed by white nationalists, by the way.

Josh Hawley was pictured outside the Capitol giving the terrorists an enthusiastic fist bump to show his solidarity. He also voted against certifying the electoral college. Ted Cruz pushed the lie that the election was rigged and still voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump. Marsha Blackburn initially intended to vote against certification but changed her mind after the terrorist attack.

When it comes to defending the Constitution and the United States of America, Republicans are the weakest and the most pathetic.

Music Note: I listened to Van Joy, The Lumineers, and Tonic while drawing this cartoon.

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Talking To Ketanji


I do not expect Ketanji Brown Jackson to get a fair hearing from Republicans today. If they take their cues from Tucker Carlson, they’ll all demand to see her LSAT scores, something they didn’t request from Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, or Amy Coney Barrett.

Republicans are seeking reasons to oppose confirming Jackson other than they don’t like her politics or that she was nominated by the other team. It was more common in the past for senators to vote for a judge nominated by the president of the opposing party. What really mattered to most was if they were qualified. In1993, 96 senators voted to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg and it didn’t surprise anyone she turned out to be a liberal Supreme Court Justice because everyone already knew she was a liberal judge. Everyone knew John Roberts was a conservative in 2005 and he got 78 votes. The Supreme Court used to be a much more serious place before it got jackasses like Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Rick Scott, Tommy Tuberville, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Marsha Blackburn, Lindsey Graham, Ron Johnson, and Rand Paul.

Now, it’s much more partisan and none of Donald Trump’s three picks for the Supreme Court could reach the super-majority requirement of 60 votes, so Mitch McConnell lowered the requirement to 50. To be fair to Democrats though, there were major problems with each of Trump’s picks other than all three being goons

Neil Gorsuch was a pick stolen from President Obama and Republicans wouldn’t even allow a hearing for Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland. Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault and proved himself to be too vindictive, whiny, and immature for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land. Amy Coney Barrett was another stolen pick and she’s in a cult. Also, all three picks were chosen by the fundamentalist right-wing fucknut organization the Federalist Society, which is a legal club for goons where there is probably a lot of harumphing.

President Biden promised on the campaign trail he would pick a black woman for his first SCOTUS pick. Republicans, who were enthusiastic when Ronald Reagan and Cheeto both promised to pick women, were very upset over Biden’s promise to pick a black woman. It makes me think their outrage is less about the woman part and more about the black part. Maybe that’s why Tucker wants to see her LSAT scores but not those from white nominees.

Also, conservatives never demanded to see Trump’s school transcripts but did demand to see Obama’s. I’m starting to detect a pattern here.

Of the115 Supreme Court justices in our nation’s history, 108 have been white men. None have been a black woman. Republicans today are acting like Ketanji Brown Jackson is taking an opportunity away from a white guy.

If Donald Trump had openly admitted his first nomination would be a white guy, Republicans never would have claimed he was limiting the pool of talented and qualified candidates to choose from. They’d claim there are plenty of qualified white men for the Supreme Court, so selecting from a list of only white male candidates isn’t an issue. The same is true of picking from only black female judicial candidates. There are multiple black females qualified to serve on the Supreme Court.

Jackson is currently a judge in the DC federal appellate court. She worked as a clerk for the man she’s replacing, Justice Stephen Breyer. She’s also been a federal public defender, an attorney in private practice, a federal district court judge, and a member of the US Sentencing Commission. She’s qualified. Also, she’s not a goon.

As long as all 50 members of the Senate vote for her, Jackson will be our next justice on the Supreme Court. Some Republicans have already voiced opposition to her. Senator Chuck Grassley implied today that she disagrees with criminal law.

Senator John Cornyn has speculated she’s a “true believer” in defending terrorists.

Senator Josh Hawley, who is also a head-up-his-ass imbecile with a horse face, has implied she supports child pornographers and sex offenders. But, Jackson comes from a family of law enforcement and has the support of law enforcement groups, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police, and dozens of former state attorneys general. She’s already been confirmed by the Senate three times.

Grassley has already objected to her statement, “”presidents are not kings” and some Republicans are demanding she recuses herself from any cases that may (most definitely will) come before the court involving Donald Trump since she has already heard a case involving the Tiny and obstruction of justice. Of course, Republicans aren’t going to ask Trump’s three picks on the court to recuse themselves. Can I get a harumph?

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding that she oppose expanding the court and stacking the deck for liberals, you know…after he spent eight years blocking Obama’s justices to federal courts, then rushing in the least qualified cultist shitweasels he could find to stack the decks during the Trump years, including the three MAGAt morons he put on the Supreme Court. Can I get another harumph?

Ketanji Brown Jackson will not change the balance of the court since she’s replacing a liberal, but did you hear that Clarence Thomas is in the hospital? Can I get a harumph?

Music Note: I listened to The Hives while drawing today.

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Radical SCOTUS


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

My editor asked for a cartoon on President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Ketanji Jackson Brown. I then saw an article where the chairperson for the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, had issued a statement about how “radical” KBJ is but nowhere in the statement did she mention what makes her so radical. So, I focused on that.

I have another cartoon idea on Ketanji Brown Jackson that I plan to draw in the coming days. Stay tooned for that.

Music Note: While coloring this cartoon, I listened to Beck, Pete Droge, and since I was in the Petes, Pete Yorn.

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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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Picky For Putin


Like the United States, Russia has a Supreme Court with justices nominated by the president. Unlike in the United States, Russia’s court system is not independent. In the United States, there are three branches of government. In case you’re a Republican, like Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville, those branches are congress, courts, and the presidency. They are equal branches.

Donald Trump never understood the separation of courts from the presidency. Before he was president (sic), he claimed a judge was unqualified to hear one of his lawsuit cases because that judge was “Mexican.” After he became president (sic) and a judge from a lower court halted his racist travel ban, Trump called him a “so-called judge.” He threatened to dismantle the 9th Circuit. He said “that’s not law” with one ruling as it came from an “Obama judge.”

Regarding the 9th Circuit, Trump said, “People should not be allowed to immediately run to this very friendly circuit and file their case…and you people know better than anybody what is happening is a disgrace, in my opinion, it is a disgrace what happens with the 9th Circuit.”

Trump also said, “The 9th circuit is something we have to take a look at because it is not fair.”

Vladimir Putin controls Russia’s courts by appointing goons and stooges he can control economically and politically. People get thrown off buildings in Russia for disagreeing with Putin. When the government presents evidence in a Putin court, it is taken as absolute fact without challenges. Trials in Russia are often held the day after the arrest. People go to jail for saying bad things about Vladimir Putin. Ask Pussy Riot. Russia’s courts put Alexei Navalny in prison for failing to die after being poisoned by Putin’s goons.

Russia’s constitution barred Putin from seeking a third term in 2008, so his prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, ran for president and appointed Putin as his prime minister after he “won.” When Medvedev’s first term was over, he didn’t run for reelection. Instead, he nominated Putin as the party candidate. After Putin won the election, he re-installed Medvedev as prime minister. Medvedev spoke openly about their arrangement. Hee-hee, corruption is fun.
Putin is in his fourth term as president and he was scheduled to step down in 2024, but they fixed that. The Duma, Russia’s congress, passed legislation that allows Putin to serve two more terms. If Putin, who is 69 now, serves two more terms, he will be in office until 2036. Guess who signed the law allowing Putin to stay in power beyond his constitutional term limits? That was a rhetorical question but in case your name is Tommy Tuberville, it was Putin.

If Putin can usurp the Russian constitution and stay in power for three decades, don’t you believe he controls the courts?

This is why Trump loves authoritarians like Vladimir Putin (Nicknames: Pale Mouth, Botox, Pootie-Poot), Recep Erdogan (Modern Yazid), Rodrigo Duterte (Duterte Harry), Xi Jinping (Big Daddy Xi), Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (The Pimp), and Kim Jong Un (Kim Fatty III). They don’t have things like pesky constitutions giving them term limits, or at least not real ones, which Donald (Cheeto Hair Fuhrer) would love to have done away with.

Trump can’t appoint puppets to the courts unless the judges just agree to follow Trump out of some cultist adoration without any payoff. Judges aren’t congressmen. So the best Trump could do was to appoint goons like Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barret. Fortunately for Trump, the people he does control were the ones who put them on the Supreme Court. Yet, these three goons have each handed Trump losses, especially in regards to him stealing an election he lost and hiding evidence that he tried to steal that election. Trump wants what Putin has, a corrupt system. Despite all of Tiny McGrimage Gropenfuhrer’s efforts, we still have a court system independent of the presidency.

This is why it’s so refreshing to have Ketanji Jackson Brown as our next Supreme Court Justice, barring any disaster coming from the Senate. She will be an independent voice. She’ll make the court look more like America. She’s not a pick from the Federal Society. Unlike Neil Gorsuch, she’s not taking a stolen seat. Unlike Brett Kavanaugh, she’s never been accused of sexual assault or of boofing. Unlike Amy Coney Barrett, she’s not stealing a seat or a member of a religious cult.

Republicans are taking a few minutes away from focusing on repeating Russia propaganda to attack KBJ as being a “radical.” What’s so “radical” about her? I think for Republicans, the “radical” part is she doesn’t look like them.

Ketanji Jackson Brown has already issued a ruling against the Trump administration for her seat on the Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit. In that ruling, she wrote, “Presidents are not kings.”

How radical.

Music Note: I listened to Pete Yorn and some Stones while drawing today’s cartoon.

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

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

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