March Madness

Blocking Bigoted Brackets


cjones03182017

No matter how much Trump and his band of goons adjust and modify their bigotry, federal courts continue to deny them from making their hatred U.S. law.

After No. 45’s first ban on Muslims from select countries was knocked down by federal courts, he went back to the drawing board. This time he put a smiley face on it.

His first argument for the travel ban was that we’re facing such a dangerous threat from Muslims that the ban can’t wait. Then he made the ban wait so it wouldn’t distract from a speech where he used coherent sentences.

His second argument is that it’s NOT a ban against Muslims. He and his people are using this argument despite the fact Rudy Giuliani said Trump called him and asked how they can create a ban on Muslims and do it legally, and that Trump said he was calling for a “ban on Muslims entering the United States,” and that other time where he said “Islam hated the United States.”

Hawaii saw Trump’s newest ban and instead of saying “mahalo” they said “aloha.” Aloha as in goodbye. While English speakers use “aloha” to say hello and goodbye, in the Hawaiian language it means peace, affection, compassion, and mercy. Each of those components are missing from Trump’s Muslim ban so it’s no wonder Hawaii’s attorney general took it to court, and the court put a temporary restraining order on it.

Trump said the judge was “overreaching,” and 45 is a man who knows all about reaching and grabbing the wrong places.

It’s no wonder Hawaii would want to reject a ban on a class of people. Japanese-Americans make up around 30% of the state’s population and they’re well aware of this nation’s history of reactionary executive orders that discriminate against certain groups of people. During World War II the government decided that people of Japanese descent in the United States could not be trusted, so they interned them in camps like prisoners of war. Men, women, and children were locked behind fences. Homes and businesses were lost. It has become one of the greatest failings of the United States and it shouldn’t be forgotten.

Hawaii is rejecting Trump’s bigotry. I stand with Hawaii, my former home for a year.

To Hawaii, I say “mahalo.”

Did you like this cartoon? Want to help a cartoonist make a living? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through Paypal. I need to buy pens, paper, sandwiches, etc.. The starving cartoonist appreciates it. If you’ve donated in the past, THANK YOU!!!

Advertisements

Weathering Your Bracket


cjones03162017

I hate weather cartoons. I’m also not crazy about March Madness cartoons as everybody incorporates a bracket into some political issue. I’ve been guilty of that in the past but I stopped doing those after I was no longer being paid for an editor to bark at me.

But, newspaper editors LOVE weather cartoons about as much as they’re afraid of Trump cartoons. And since I got this feeling that I’m going to be doing a LOT of Trump cartoons this week, I took one for the team.

I’m not going to complain about this winter storm a week before Spring begins. We’ve been lucky this winter. I also don’t want August weather in May, so let it snow. I have seen a serious drop in “oh no it’s snowing so global warming can’t exist” cartoons this year by conservatives.

I don’t follow basketball very well but this year I’ll be pulling for UVA (Virginia) once again while also having a soft spot for Gonzaga. Google how to pronounce “Gonzaga.” I found out this week that I’ve been mispronouncing it throughout my entire life…or at least since I found out that school existed about two decades ago.

I’m officially three days ahead with cartoons right now. This cartoonist needs sleep.

Did you like this cartoon? Want to help a cartoonist make a living? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through Paypal. I need to buy pens, paper, sandwiches, etc.. The starving cartoonist appreciates it. If you’ve donated in the past, THANK YOU!!!

Trump Madness


cjones03222016

I haven’t drawn a Donald Trump cartoon in a week. The last one I did was on the violence at his rallies. I liked the last one so much that I didn’t draw another one even as the violence continued, and Trump talked about starting a riot. There were plenty of other issues to focus on. But with Donald Trump in the race I can’t be expected to go too long without drawing another Donald cartoon.

With March Madness going on (Go VCU and UVA!!!) there were a few “bracket” cartoons last week. There are already a few this week. I expect more next week. I’m avoiding that cliche but I do like to insert pop culture and current sporting events into political cartoons.

I’m sure if Trump University fielded a basketball team that The Donald would claim they had the best balls.

Did you like this cartoon? Want to help a cartoonist make a living? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through Paypal. I need to buy pens, paper, sandwiches, and dog food. The starving cartoonist and his Beagle appreciates it. If you’ve donated in the past, THANK YOU!!!