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Monkey With Democracy


Donald Trump sent thugs and goons to harass, intimidate, and terrorize election officials and election workers in his attempt to overturn an election he lost.

The January 6 attack on the Capitol was the culmination of months of lying about the election. Trump and other officials were lying and gaslighting about election fraud even before the election. Even Trump’s Attorney General, William Barr who testified that he thought Trump’s election fraud claims were “bullshit,” was on the front lines before the election talking about massive election fraud and interference on behalf of Joe Biden from China and Iran. He downplayed interference from Russia. You could not have had the attack on January 6 without the lies preceding it.

We know Donald Trump lied about the election. His claims of election fraud have been debunked. He lost over 60 court cases in his attempts to overturn the election. There were recounts and none of them changed the outcome. There was even a recount in Arizona by a pro-Trump organization that took nearly two months to complete and it still didn’t change the outcome. Trump lost.

There were no bamboo ballots from China. There were no Italian satellites interfering with voting machines. There was no massive ballot dump. There were no briefcases of ballots. There was no switching votes from Trump to Biden by Dominion voting machines. There was no interference from Hillary Clinton, George Soros, or the late Hugo Chavez. What happened in the 2020 election was that Joe Biden won and Donald Trump lost. Then, Donald Trump became the first president (sic) to refuse a peaceful transfer of power.

Donald Trump should be in prison, not weighing a decision on running for president again.

We know Donald Trump called election officials and intimidated them to break the law for him. He called Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensberger, and told him to “find the votes.” He told him what he was doing was “probably more illegal” than what the pretend election fraudsters did. Trump told Raffensberg, “You can’t let that happen, that’s a big risk to you. All of this stuff is very dangerous.”

The president (sic) of the United States was making threats of legal charges and imprisonment to an election official to change the outcome of an election. Donald Trump was demanding votes that did not exist. Raffensberger told the January 6 Committee yesterday, “What I knew is that we didn’t have any votes to find.” Did I mention Raffensberger is a Republican?

For his honesty and loyalty to his country, Raffensberger was harassed by Trump goons. His wife received threats, many “sexual,” and his daughter-in-law, who is a widow, was also threatened.

Rusty Bowers, a Republican who’s the Speaker of the Arizona House, said Trump and Rudy Giuliani called him. They told him to install fake electors and let the courts work it out later. For his loyalty to democracy and the oath he took, Bowers got angry MAGA crowds in front of his home. Before the hearings started, Trump issued a press release stating Bowers told him he won Arizona. Bowers testified he never told Trump any such thing.

Bowers wrote in his diary, “I do not want to be a winner by cheating. I will not play with laws I swore allegiance to.”

Raffensberger and Bowers are partisan Republicans. They voted for Trump. Despite that, they did their jobs correctly and were threatened, harassed, and intimidated for it.

Wandrea “Shaye” Moss and her mother, Ruby Freeman, are not partisans. They are poll workers. They are volunteers. Patriots work polls. They devote their time to a very difficult task in order to serve their nation. We should celebrate poll workers, not harass them. Donald Trump publicly attacked Moss least 18 times.

Ruby Freeman said, “”There is nowhere I feel safe. Nowhere. Do you know how it feels to have the President of the United States target you?” Moss said after receiving racist threats that were instigaged by Trump’s attacks, that she doesn’t want to go out in public anymore. She said, “I don’t want anyone knowing my name. … It’s affected my life in a major way, in every way — all because of lies.”

Moss said she once delighted in helping others vote, a right once denied to Black Americans like her grandmother, and now she doesn’t even want to go outside. She may not ever help people to vote ever again because of Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani kept calling one state election official even after the official told him to stop.

Giuliani had accused her mother, “Lady Ruby,” of passing some kind of USB drive to her as part of an elaborate vote-stealing scheme. In reality, the object in question was a ginger mint, she said. Rudy has probably been drunk enough to put Jr. Mints into soda machines.

Moss said, “I felt horrible, I felt like it was all my fault. I just felt like it was, it was my fault for putting my family in this situation.” She said she received threats “wishing death upon me, telling me that you know, I’ll be in jail with my mother and saying things like — ‘be glad it’s 2020 and not 1920.'”

This is some vile shit from Trump, Guiliani, and the rest of his goons. This is what Fox News doesn’t want you to hear. Yes, Trump supporters are racist.

Donald Trump has a long history of destroying lives. He has a history of sending his goons after people. During his 2016 campaign for the White House, he told his rallygoers to go ahead and physically assault protesters. He promised to pay for their legal defenses. There were assaults but no payments from Trump for their legal defenses.

Donald Trump doesn’t care about the threats against Bowers, Raffensberger, Moss, and Freeman. He doesn’t care about the threats to their families. According to reports, he was giddy over the prospect of the Jan. 6 terrorists hanging his own vice-president. Donald Trump hasn’t expressed any remorse over the white nationalist terrorist attack on our nation’s Capitol.

Donald Trump will destroy anyone and anything to be in power. He’s worse than mobsters and fascist dictators, which is what he wants to be. Yet, millions still support this man. This is why he has to be charged and tried for his crimes. They say we barely escaped our democracy being destroyed on January 6, but we haven’t escaped yet. Even Republicans who say Biden won are using the election fraud lies to change election laws. MAGAts who would overturn an election for Trump and Republicans are running for state offices. Not all Republican election officials will be like Brad Raffensberger and Rusty Bowers. Not all poll workers will be like Shaye Moss and Lady Ruby.

At the end of yesterday’s hearing, Adam Schiff said, “That we have lived in a democracy for more than 200 years does not mean we shall do so tomorrow.”

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MAGA Pox


You know that person. You may know several of them. You’re probably even related to one, two, or too many of them. And you probably don’t talk to them anymore.

One day they seem like rational human beings. They walk. They talk. They breathe. They wear pants. You never had an experience with them spreading racist conspiracy theories. You can’t recall a time before 2015 when absurd bullshit and treason came out of their mouths. But one day you turn around, and there it is. This person you’ve known for years has suddenly developed a case of MAGA Pox.

MAGA Pox is very real and it destroys millions of lives and families each year. Countless Thanksgivings have been ruined by MAGA Pox. While few have recovered from MAGA Pox, usually after being attacked by other victims of MAGA Pox, there is no known cure.

The symptoms of MAGA Pox are: After spending years claiming patriotism and recognizing Russia as an adversary to the United States and democracy, the patient suddenly professes love for all things Russian and Putin.

The patient may claim to be an advocate for the Constitution and democracy but then attempts to overthrow an election his side lost.

The patient may just want to get rid of elections altogether and install an orange-stained shitgibbon Oompa-Loompa as an unelected dictator.

The patient will make excuses for sexual assault.

The patient may talk in word salads and talk as if he or she is a child by saying nonsensible phrases like “let’s go, Brandon.”

The patient may accuse political opponents of being “groomers” yet endorse pedophile candidates and support lowering the legal marrying age to 12.

The patient may fly a flag for MAGA on their truck two years after election day.

The patient will still advocate spending billions on a border wall even after it’s pointed out that most immigrants in this nation illegally entered legally and most drugs and weapons entered through border checkpoints.

The patient may exhibit night terrors about Hunter Biden’s laptop without ever asking what’s on it.

The patient may seek health advice from a mixed martial arts podcast host over a professional doctor who’s the nation’s leading virus expert.

The patient may be willing to sacrifice their children for their addiction to MAGA Pox, and send them into a COVID contaminated environment without face masks or having been vaccinated.

The patient may believe in easily debunked conspiracy theories such as chemtrails, Italian satellites, bamboo ballots, Mickey Mouse is a groomer, pizzagate, Hugo Chavez meddled in the last election, George Soros is funding migrant caravans, white people are being replaced by brown immigrants, or the most ridiculous and easily debunked of them all, Trump won.

If a patient finds humor in locking babies in cages, they have MAGA Pox.

A patient may want to consume bleach and aquarium cleaner, though not to cure MAGA Pox, but because of MAGA Pox.

The patient watches Tucker Carlson.

People who are already racist and stupid are candidates for MAGA Pox. In fact, it’s hard to find a racist dumbass in the United States today who isn’t already suffering from MAGA Pox. And people who have lost the ability to reason or exhibit empathy are probably too far gone.

MAGA Pox is like Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It doesn’t make sense why some people are MAGAts. Why is Caitlyn Jenner a MAGAt? Why is Roseanne Barr a MAGAt? Why is Kanye a MAGAt? Why is Scott Baio…no, that one makes sense.

I’m not a doctor and only play one in this blog, but if MAGA Pox is left untreated, it won’t just destroy your life and that of your entire family, it can destroy the nation.

Be careful of MAGA Pox. It’s a jungle out there.

Music note: I listened to Sheryl Crow while coloring this one.

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Flinging With Kevin


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Kevin McCarthy says he wants to find all the facts of the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol but he can’t trust a partisan committee of Democrats, so he’s going to create a partisan committee of Republicans.

The first time the Democrats tried to create a committee to investigate what happened on January 6, they consulted with Republicans before they held a vote. Kevin McCarthy demanded equal representation on the committee with full subpoena power. He got that. But since he never wanted an investigation in the first place, his party still voted against the committee. Do you know what they called a committee with an even number of Democrats and Republicans with both having full subpoena power? They called it “partisan.”

The vote passed the House for that commission, but Republicans in the Senate killed it, thanks to the filibuster bullshit Joe Manchin won’t get rid of. Since Democrats control the House, Nancy Pelosi decided to take matters into her own hands and create a House Commission…and she still invited Republicans. In fact, she even gave one of the Democratic seats to a Republican.

But this time, since Republicans rejected the committee that gave them everything they demanded, Pelosi decided this one would have eight Democratic appointments and five from Republicans. So while Kevin is screaming the committee is partisan, it’s really not. But, in order to avoid Republican bullshit as much as she can, she gave herself the power to veto any of Kevin McCarthy’s picks. That was a smart move on her part.

At first, Kevin said he wouldn’t appoint anyone to the committee and warned that if any Republicans joined, then he would strip them of all committee assignments. Then, he changed his mind and set out to select five goons, er, Republicans to sit on the fact-finding committee. Kevin appointed Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong, and Troy Nehls, with only Nehls of the three not voting to certify the election.

But, he also appointed Jim Banks and Donald Trump’s favorite poo-flinging monkey, Jim Jordan. McCarthy’s intention was to seat members who would deflect and distract during testimonies. Basically, fling poo.

Surprise! Nancy Pelosi rejected Banks and Jordan. McCarthy responded by pulling all five of his members from the committee and said, “Unless Speaker Pelosi reverses course and seats all five Republican nominees, Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts.”

First off, Kevin…what are you threatening with? What do you have?

Second, you don’t put fuckers like Banks and Jordan on a committee when you’re trying to find facts. Nancy was right to pull those two members.

Before his selection, Jim Banks said the committee to investigate what happened on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol shouldn’t have anything to do with investigating what happened on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol. Later, he said the committee should investigate what President Biden had to do with the attack and why he didn’t stop it. Joe Biden was NOT President when the attacked happened. That’s some serious gaslighting.

Jim Jordan, like Banks, voted against certifying the election. During a speech on January 6, Jim Jordan said he would never be convinced Joe Biden won the election because Trump had a lot of people at his rallies and Biden rarely left his house to campaign. So sure, let’s put the guy on the committee who would rather go with his gut than election results.

Jim Jordan also coordinated with Donald Trump in trying to stop certifying the election and with spreading the Big Lie that he won. Trump gave Jim Jordan a fucking medal for his gaslighting and lying about the election.

You cannot put people on a fact-finding committee who believe they are entitled to their own facts. You also shouldn’t put people on a committee who may be witnesses. Hell, you shouldn’t let a witness select members of the committee.

Jim Jordan should be subpoenaed to testify. He says he talks to Donald Trump weekly. Kevin McCarthy was on the phone with Trump during the insurrection, so he’s a witness too.

The one Republican on the committee, Liz Cheney, slapped Jim Jordan’s hand on January 6 during the insurrection and told him, “You fucking did this.”

Republicans cry that this commission is only out to get Donald Trump. That’s like whining the O.J. trial was only out to get O.J.

McCarthy whined, “This represents an egregious abuse of power and will irreparably damage this institution,” he said in his statement. “Denying the voices of members who have served in the military and law enforcement, as well as leaders of standing committees, has made it undeniable that this panel has lost all legitimacy and credibility and shows the Speaker is more interested in playing politics than seeking the truth.” But you don’t seek the truth with people like Jim Banks and Jim Jordan.

The attack on the Capitol was conducted by Trump supporters. This is a fact. They were white nationalists. That is another fact. They made a bee line from a Trump rally to the Capitol after Trump told them to. We have it on tape. They were not welcomed into the Capitol by the police with hugs and kisses as Donald Trump claims. They broke through police lines, beat cops with flag poles, pipes, batons and other weapons, while spraying them with bear spray. They climbed in through broken windows, stomped on police, shit and pissed in the hallways, and even bit one cop’s fingers off. Over 300 Proud Boys were involved, wearing bullet proof vests, military helmets, and coordinating through walkie-talkies. Some were carrying nooses while screaming to hang Mike Pence. Some had Confederate and Neo-Nazi flags. And of course, there were Trump and MAGA flags. And Republicans don’t want to get to the bottom of any of this.

McCarthy says the committee needs to find out why Pelosi failed in protecting the Capitol, yet during the insurrection, he was on a phone pleading with Donald Trump to send the National Guard…which Trump ignored for hours. He doesn’t want to investigate that?

The hearings start on July 27 and the first four witnesses are Capitol Police officers who were injured during the attack. Republicans don’t want to hear their testimony. Other witnesses should be Jim Jordan, Kevin McCarthy, Ivanka Trump and chief-of-staff Mark Meadows, who kept sending Ivanka to plead with her father to call the rioters off.

Others who witnessed Trump in the White House that day include Keith Kellogg, Eric Herschmann, Dan Scavino, Kayleigh McEnany, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, and Kimberly Guilfoyle. They should all receive subpoenas to testify. So should Mike Pence, who Trump orderd to come to the White House so he could order him to overturn the election. John Eastman and Mo Brooks, who both spoke at the rally on January 6, should also be made to testify.

During the attack, McCarthy was on the phone with Trump. Trump told him the attackers were Antifa. After McCarthy assured him they were indeed Trump supporters, Trump said, “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.”

McCarthy knows the truth but he doesn’t want it revealed. He’s like a victim of spousal abuse telling the cops nothing happened and he just clumsily walked into the wall again. Oddly enough, his refusal to participate may be the best thing he can do for our country.

Now, without McCarthy’s poo-flinging monkeys on board, this committee can get to the bottom of the attack on the Capitol by Trump’s MAGA terrorists.

Thank you, Nancy Pelosi, for rejecting the poo-flinging monkeys.

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