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I have to get my second vaccination this morning. I’m going to do that first, get a money order for my rent, then return and write today’s blog…if I’m not on my ass. Check back later today.

It’s later today:

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants his party to retake the House in 2022. He believes the only way to do that, isn’t just by enabling Donald Trump’s lies, but attacking anyone who speaks against his lies.

The GOP already has gerrymandering to help them retake the House. Red states like Texas, Florida, and North Carolina are getting new congressional seats and that will help them too. They’re changing voting laws to make it more difficult for black people to vote, which will also help them. So you would think McCarthy wouldn’t need to debase himself by groveling to the Trump base. Except, McCarthy is a Republican and most of that party has abandoned principles.

And it’s not just members of the House engaging in the Big Lie that Donald Trump won the election and it was stolen from him. Senator Mitt Romney was booed last week at a Republican event in his home state of Massachusetts, or Utah…or whichever one it is this week. They booed him because he voted to convict Donald Trump.

Republicans are pushing the Big Lie and gaslighting the January 6 terrorist attack on the Capitol that Donald Trump instigated. While Democrats want an independent commission to study the attack, McCarthy and Republicans want to deflect by making Black Lives Matter and Antifa “violence” a part of the study.

Here’s a fact: The attack on the Capitol was conducted by white racist terrorists instigated by Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter and Antifa didn’t have a damn thing to do with it.

If Republicans have their way, an independent commission to study the attack on the Capitol will be about as independent as the Arizona recount being recounted by Republicans, Trump goons, GOP candidates who are on the ballots they’re counting, and MAGA terrorists.

Now, Wyoming’s lone representative, Liz Cheney, daughter of Daick, is demanding that the party have principles. Keep in mind, this is a person who verbally attacked LGBTQ in order to get elected and has a lesbian sister. But for Republicans, this is about as ethical as it gets.

The party that cries about “cancel culture” now want to cancel Liz Cheney. Cheney is speaking out against the Big Lie, saying the election wasn’t stolen, and the Capitol attack was Donald Trump’s fault. She said Donald Trump’s false claims are “poisoning our democratic system.” That might be where she messed up because Republicans care more about conspiracy theories than about our democratic system.

Cheney is the number three Republican in the House and survived a vote to remove her a few months ago after voting to impeach Trump. Reportedly, another vote may come up and this time, she’s not expected to survive. Matt Gaetz, before his sex scandal hit, even went to Wyoming in an ugly suit with his hair sticking up like Cameron Diaz’s in “There’s Something about Mary,” to campaign against her. Why is everything with that guy icky?

Steve Scalise, the number two guy, said about Cheney, “This idea that you just disregard President Trump is not where we are — and frankly, he has a lot to offer still.” The idea Steve Scalise can’t disregard a flagrant liar like Donald Trump who engineered a bloody coup attempt, is now where this country should be.

Today, Kevin McCarthy said on Fox News that any effort to get rid of Cheney isn’t about her vote to impeach Trump, but her “ability to carry out the job as conference chair, to carry out the message.” That message is a message of bullshit.

Right now, there is more criticism and condemnation of Liz Cheney for speaking her mind than there is for Matt Gaetz, or Qanon fucknuts Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert. Next year, you can expect Donald Trump to rally against Liz Cheney in her reelection attempt. Right now, Cheney is fighting for her leadership position, but she may not even have a seat in the next Congress while lunatics like Gaetz, Greene, Boebert, and Jim Jordan are still there.

Kevin McCarthy doesn’t not have principles, ethics, or integrity. He attempted to exercise some integrity by blaming Trump for the terrorist attack, then quickly back-peddled when Trump expressed outrage. Then, he flew down to Mar-a-Lago for a Trump photo-op. McCarthy is a coward. He doesn’t actually believe the election lie. He knows Trump lost and Biden won, but he’s too much of a coward to state the truth. He’ll repeat any Trump lie to regain the House. He is worst than your average everyday enabler. He’s a party to the party of lies.

The majority of the party believe Trump won and the election was stolen. They’re idiots.

For me, the Democratic Party is not the solution to everything. I am a liberal but not a partisan. There are plenty of problems with the Democrats and they will never have my loyalty. But the Republican Party has stopped being one that’s just opposite on the ideas, but they’ve become a cult.

The Republican Party would take the presidency, the House, and the Senate, and then stack the courts, despite the fact fewer Americans will vote for them. They don’t care how they get power, just so long as they get it. And they don’t just oppose civil rights, free speech, a free press, women’s rights, reproductive rights, and wanna fuck with elections. No. They have become a party obsessed with worshipping a racist reality TV show host with a dead bleached skunk on his head and who supports terrorists.

The Republican Party will never be a party we can take seriously until they stop being the party of cult worship. And the cult of personality they’re worshiping is a very stupid personality at that.

The people enabling a lying racist who tried to overturn an election through a bloody coup attempt are the ones who should be up against the wall, not the person telling the truth.

Creative note: I know! It was Flavor-Aid. Every time I draw a Kool-Aid cartoon, someone wants to show off their big brain and inform all of us it was Flavor-Aid used in the mass suicide of Jim Jones’ cult. Actually, I have read it was both….but anyway, “Flavor-Aid” does not work for the cartoon. Informing me it was Flavor-Aid is almost as annoying as complaining about the ads on this site. If I see an ad for Flavor-Aid, I’m gonna lose it.

Also, I stared at this idea for about an hour this morning until I gave up on waiting for a better idea. Walking back from the clinic, I got an idea I like a lot better. I’m really kicking myself for not doing that one even though this cartoon has over 300 shares on Facebook.

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If you’re a Trump cultist using the current line of bullshit, er…talking point from Donald Trump that he was being “sarcastic” while suggesting people with Covid-19 should “ingest” household cleaning products and somehow getting UV lights inside their bodies, I have a little free advice for you.

Stop.

Hey, don’t take it from me. Take it from Donald Trump’s history. Take it from your own history of defending him using his bullshit. You should learn from your history instead of ignoring it ever happened like you’ve totally forgotten you said the coronavirus wouldn’t hit us worse than H1N1.

The reason you should stop using Trump’s talking point is that he’s going to change it. You’re going to spend a few days saying he was being “sarcastic,” knowing full well he wasn’t, and then he’s going to change his argument, like pointing out some study at Breitbart claiming Clorox is healthier than apples while ignoring he ever said he was being sarcastic. This is a guy who spent five years accusing President Obama of being born in Kenya to suddenly turn around and pretend like he never questioned his birthplace.

Donald Trump said he was being “sarcastic” responding to a “sarcastic” reporter’s question. Except, the reporter wasn’t being sarcastic and NEVER asked a question that had anything to do with what Trump said. How do I know this? Because sarcasm is my birthright.

I was born and raised by a very sarcastic mother. I always felt bad for anyone who ever crossed my mom, even when they had it coming. My father was sarcastic too and had the ability to throw in a little sarcasm while charming a person, and they wouldn’t notice. Sarcasm is insulting by saying the opposite of what you mean. While it’s tempered by humor and uses irony, it’s usually mean and cruel (why I like it so much). Hell, sarcasm should be right up Donald Trump’s alley. But, you have to be at least a little intelligent and have some wit to use sarcasm. So that leaves Trump out.

But it’s no surprise Donald Trump doesn’t understand sarcasm as he doesn’t get humor or irony. For Donald Trump, his idea of a joke would be something like, “Two Mexicans walk into a bar and they were both rapists and murderers.” If you’re a Trump supporter, you’re probably laughing right now.

Donald Trump was not being sarcastic by “asking” if people can inject bleach and sunlight into their bodies. First off, he spent too long on it. Secondly, he never rolled his eyes. If that was sarcasm, it was bad and needed some eye-rolling to sell it. Also, it never insulted the reporter Trump claimed he was being sarcastic too. Instead, he made himself look like an idiot. For example, you don’t know which reporter he was talking about.

An example of sarcasm would be, I’m so SURE Donald Trump was being sarcastic. Or, Donald Trump tell a lie? Yeah, because THAT’S never happened. Or, Donald Trump is NOT the worst president ever. Or, you can do it as “IS” the best president ever with an eye-roll.

If you are a Republican, you should really learn when sarcasm is being directed at you because it’s happening a lot, but then again, I’m SO SURE nobody’s making fun you because you’re so smart.

A lot of people hate sarcasm. Sometimes, it’s because they don’t know how to retort. Donald Trump wouldn’t know sarcasm so he’d be the type of person who would hate it. He’s the kind of guy who can dish it but can’t take it. Example: He’s going to end the White House briefings on the coronavirus, or at least stop appearing at them himself because he can’t defend his bullshit. He didn’t take questions yesterday. If Donald Trump was being sarcastic, he wouldn’t have to explain it. Once again, Donald Trump was lying and trying to change the definition of sarcasm.

And I’ll be damned if I let Donald Trump change the definition of sarcasm. He’s ruined too much in this country for me to allow him to rob me of my birthright.  I don’t drink the Kool-Aid and I’m not drinking the Clorox.

Is Donald Trump an idiot and the worst president ever? Oh yeah!

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Trumpy Bubbles


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To all those liberals who still haven’t gotten over that Bernie Sanders will not be the Democratic Party’s nominee and are on a scorched-Earth campaign promoting that Joe Biden is senile (I’m looking at you, Ted Rall): Joe Biden’s not the candidate telling people to ingest bleach and eat lightbulbs.

During yesterday’s shitshow disguised as an informative press conference on the coronavirus, Donald Trump asked if injecting disinfectants into the body could kill the coronavirus. In other news, The Onion is now totally irrelevant and my job is not getting any easier. It’s hard to satirize satire.

Donald Trump was talking about disinfectants that kill viruses on surfaces and in the air. He rambled, “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.” The answer to the question, “Is there a way we can do something like that?” is no, no, nada, what the fuck, and hell no, you lumbering-around freaking idiot.

If the coronavirus does a “tremendous number” on the lungs, what the hell do you think Scrubbing Bubbles will do to it? But you know, if you drink Clorox, Lysol, or Drano, you’re not gonna have to worry about the coronavirus anymore, or mortgages, taxes, in-laws, traffic, bills, going to the dentist, or tomorrow.

Dr. Deborah Birx, who’s going from walking a fine line of telling the truth and appeasing Donald Trump’s lunacy and political agenda…and has now gone full MAGA, had to sit there silently while Donald Trump talked about ingesting household cleaner…and UV lights. But the look on her face was what one would expect from someone forced to sit silently watching a 73-year-old man stick a fork into a light socket.

So, I was wondering how the MAGAts will translate this. I already saw one on a friend’s, now a former friend, Facebook page a month or so ago suggest taking Lysol. I got unfriended when I pointed out that the idea was beyond stupid. But after Trump said this ridiculous shit yesterday, I decided to check the page of another “friend.” There, he “marked” himself safe from Trump talking about disinfectants…and then proceeded to bash liberals for mocking him. He defended Trump for merely asking a question and accused liberals of being “dumb enough” to drink disinfectant.

Donald Trump did prove that there is such a thing as a stupid question.

But here’s the thing, kids: Trump cultists have already died from following his stupid medical advice. As Trump has pointed out, he’s not a doctor. But even more so, he’s not someone with knowledge on anything unless you wanna know how to bankrupt casinos, steal from children’s charity, or pay off porn stars with a dummy corporation based in Delaware. If that’s what you need advice on, Donald Trump is your man. If you need medical advice, you’re better off following Dr. Nick from The Simpsons. Hey, everybody! Drink this shit.

A couple in Arizona ingested chemicals made for cleaning fish tanks because it had hydroxychloroquine in it. One of them died. Do you know who’s been talking about taking hydroxychloroquine to kill the coronavirus? Donald Trump. From there, he’s been backed up by Fox News. What do most medical professionals say about taking hydroxychloroquine? Don’t.

The corporation that makes Lysol actually issued a statement yesterday that it’s unsafe to drink Lysol. Again, The Onion is going out of business.

I predict two things: Some MAGAt is going to die after drinking Scrubbing Bubbles and Donald Trump is going to deny he ever asked about ingesting household cleaners.

The little MAGA rallies Donald Trump has been conducting every day to praise himself, spread lies, and attack journalists for quoting his own words, are covered by the networks because they’re delivered under the concept of the president (sic) of the United States providing lifesaving information on the pandemic. But we’ve known all along there’s very little information that’s useful and it’s more about Donald Trump promoting Donald Trump.

Now, the networks have to, they must, it’s imperative, that they STOP running these things as they’ve gone from pretending to be useful to being outright dangerous. Donald Trump is going to kill somebody with his stupid medical advice. And, it’s not going to be Sean Hannity. They will be totally justified to stop airing these things and just replaying the important parts later…if there ever are any.

His followers are stupid people. They should all be walking around in plastic bubbles, not drinking Scrubbing Bubbles.

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But, all and any help is greatly appreciated and it helps keep me going. Think of me like a street performing busking out tunes on a corner (I won’t play “Wonderwall.” I promise). If you like the tune, or in this case, toon, throw a buck into the tip jar. It’ll help me play another song, draw another toon, write another blog, make another video, and post another snarky post on social media. It’ll help keep me alive. You can also order a signed print for $40. And if you don’t like the PayPal option, you can snail mail it to my P.O. Box. 

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Free Kool-Aid


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Join the cult, get free Kool-Aid. Disclaimer: The Kool-Aid isn’t really free.

Representative Mark Sanford was hit by an air strike, and kinda-sorta literally. Direct from Air Force One on his return home from his Singapore photo-op with dictators and saluting North Korean generals, Donald Trump bombed the South Carolina Republican’s re-election bid.

With about four hours left to vote in South Carolina, Trump tweeted, “Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina.” The Argentina line was about Sanford’s affair with an Argentinian. Trump criticizing someone for an extramarital affair would be like Bill Clinton attacking someone for leaving DNA on a blue dress. But, Trump’s attack worked.

Sanford narrowly lost his primary and will now be leaving Congress. And what did Sanford do to not help Trump “MAGA” and be nothing but trouble? It wasn’t voting against Trump’s agenda as he fully supported that. He criticized Trump’s character and called for him to release his tax returns. Apparently, saying anything negative about Trump is sacrilege to the Church of Trump.

Two other candidates who MAGA won primaries on Tuesday despite one being aligned with white supremacists and the other being a pimp. Seriously.

Retiring Senator Bob Corker said the GOP was looking less like a party and more like a cult. He’s not wrong. Have you talked to a Trump sycophant or followed any on social media? Even if you have, you probably can’t understand their motivation. I have tried by asking them, but admittedly, approaching them with “hey, why are you a sycophant” hasn’t produced the best reaction.

Corker is right. Republican lawmakers express privately their dislike for Trump but won’t criticize him publicly. They’re afraid of an angry tweet and the wrath of his voters.

But why has the Republican Party become the party of Trump?

Their motivation is not policy. They don’t care about family values, high deficits, or even if the president takes a lot of golf vacations, all stuff they used to care about. They don’t care about broken promises as they’re all going to pay for the wall on the Mexican border if it’s ever actually built. They hated the Iran deal which contained specifics, stipulations, held that accountable, and actually prevented them from building a nuclear weapon, but they love Trump’s deal with North Korea which doesn’t contain any guarantees.

They don’t really care about draining the swamp as Trump won’t fire Mr. Swamp Thing himself, Scott Pruitt. They don’t care about pay-for-play as Trump and his kids are making money off the presidency. Don’t ask any of them about emoluments as they probably couldn’t spell it let alone define it.

Do they worship at the Trump altar because he’s a great businessman despite multiple bankruptcies with many of them being scams? Do they love him because he supports the troops despite his draft deferments and attacks on POWs and Gold Star families? They hate the Clinton Foundation but that’s not it either as they ignore the Trump Foundation being a slush fund for Trump to purchase paintings of himself.

Maybe it’s the great economy and job numbers which he inherited from Obama. Is it the details of his policies, which is usually just “replace with something better?” Do Trump supporters really love Russia and desire jobs in China?

It’s not because Trump champions freedom because he calls the press our “biggest enemy.” It’s not because he cherishes our greatest alliances as he’s attacked Canada, Germany, and NATO. It’s not because he’s a devout Christian because he doesn’t go to church.

It can’t be because of his intelligence, personality, charm, wit, or accomplishments because he doesn’t have any. Most of all, it’s not because he’s going to take care of them because he doesn’t really care about them. His tariffs are going to hit his followers in the Midwest the hardest. His tax cuts mostly help rich people like himself and his children, don’t expire for corporations, but they expire for you.

It can’t be because he respects women, as he’s personally attacked them verbally and physically. It can’t be his concern for your children as he endorsed a pedophile for the United States Senate.

It can’t be because he’s honest. It’s not his desire to build bridges as he spends a lot of encouraging divisiveness. It’s not because he hires the best people.

I don’t think it’s the racism. Yeah, he’s a birther, attacks Mexicans, Muslims, compliments Nazis, retweets white supremacists and anti-Semites, believes minorities are monolithic, and endorses other racists for office. I always thought people loved Trump despite his bigotry. Sure, racism isn’t a deal breaker for any Trump supporter and the biggest reason for others, but I’d hate to think there are over 60 million Americans voting for a guy because of it.

So, sycophants? What is it? Why? Why have you pledged your loyalty to such a huge disaster of a human being, a man who more a collection of bad traits than an actual human being? This is a person with so much to overlook, ignore, or excuse to support. So, I ask again….why?

It must be the Kool-Aid.

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