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The Doctors’ Lane


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When the National Rifle Association told doctors they’re not qualified to have an opinion on gun violence by tweeting, “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane,” there was a backlash.

Dr. Marianne Haughey, who works in the Bronx, tweeted back, “I see no one from the @nra next to me in the trauma bay as I have cared for victims of gun violence for the past 25 years. THAT must be MY lane. COME INTO MY LANE. Tell one mother her child is dead with me, then we can talk.”

Another doctor tweeted, “Single GSW to the head as a drive by. Surprisingly little blood, but plenty of blood curdling screams from this middle schoolers mother when we told her that her baby was dead. Tell me how do I get her screams out of my head 4 years later?

The NRA was angry that the American College of Physicians issued a paper on firearm injuries and deaths. The paper stated, “Firearm violence continues to be a public health crisis in the United States that requires the nation’s immediate attention. Restrictions should be lifted on gun-violence research conducted by the C.D.C. and other government agencies.”

The NRA accused the doctors of being “biased” and “anti-gun.” Dr. Christine Laine, the editor in chief of Annals of Internal Medicine, replied, “Annals of Internal Medicine is not anti-gun; we are anti-bullet holes in people. And if we are biased, the bias is toward counseling our patients to reduce their risk of firearm injury and toward evidence-based solutions to the public health crisis that firearm injury has become.”

The NRA’s lane is defending the weapons that put bullet holes in people. It’s not their lane where the holes are removed, or where parents are told their children are dead.

The NRA should just park it.

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Running Low On Blood Money


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The NRA is claiming they’ve lost tens of millions of dollars due to financial sanctions inflicted upon it by the state of New York.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has placed sanctions on the NRA for their Carry Guard insurance program, which covers legal costs stemming from self-defense shootings. New York says the program is illegal and the Department of Financial Services has also pushed firms not to do business with the NRA. They’re also urging other states to take similar measures against the gun advocacy group.

There’s a lot of skepticism of the NRA’s claim. The organization keeps its finances private as well as their number of members. This could be another fundraising stunt since they’re accusing Cuomo’s actions of being a political vendetta. Perhaps Russian spies have stopped financing the organization.

Instead of financially supporting the NRA in their hour of need, I suggest offers of thoughts and prayers.

Creative notes: This is a bonus cartoon because I might want to take another day off this weekend. It’s also why you’re getting a really short blog.

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The NRA Is Fatale


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There are several reasons why Russia targets conservatives and their organizations for disinformation and espionage.

The first reason is they’re stupid. You may think I’m generalizing Trump supporters, but I don’t think I am. These are people who were standing in the rain during Trump’s inauguration and the newly sworn in president told them that it wasn’t raining, and they said, while being drenched, “Yeah…it’s not raining.” So, if you need morons to believe Hillary Clinton is running a child sex slave ring out of the basement of a pizza shop that doesn’t have a basement, look no further than the drenched idiots singing It’s A Sun Shine Day.

Another reason; they don’t care if information is true as long as it confirms their bias. Look at the birther campaign. There is not one tiny fragment of evidence to support that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Yet, many people still believe this debunked lie. Unfortunately, one of them is now president of the United States. It also helps if the targets for your disinformation campaign are racists.

The biggest reason Russian spies target conservative groups is the one rarely acknowledged. Republicans welcomes, encourage, and enable it. You don’t see Donald Trump doing anything to discourage or combat the current disinformation campaign by Russian troll farms. And, yes. They’re still attacking us. Trump was told after the election that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the cyber attack on our election. What did Trump do? He’s spent every day since denying the assault was inflicted by Russia. Even yesterday, he denied they were still attacking us.

Take a look at Jacob Wohl. You may think Mr. Wohl is a bad example as he’s only 20-years-old and runs a fake news site. But, he’s been retweeted by the president, and he has over 154,000 followers on Twitter. Yesterday, this young idiot tweeted, “If Russia assists MAGA Candidates on the internet in this year’s midterms, that’s not the end of the world.” He also tweets a lot of conspiracy theories and fake news, proving my first two examples by his number of followers eating that stuff up.

Enter Maria Butina. Ms. Butina is a young, attractive Russian spy. She targeted conservative groups like the National Rifle Association and the National Prayer Breakfast to influence powerful Republicans. She was secretly in contact with Russian intelligence operatives, a senior Russian official and a billionaire oligarch close to the Kremlin whom she called her “funder.” And, she used sex in her covert operation, which might be what they’re praying for at that National Prayer Breakfast group. Who doesn’t want sex with their pancakes?

Butina lied on her Visa application to attend American University in Washington, D.C. She was living with a Republican operative twice her age that she privately disdained, but he was doing her homework. For a Republican, doing her homework and helping her attack our nation is worth it if the sex is good….or at the very least…it’s sex.

Butina was caught by the FBI while she was planning to leave the country. They’ve charged her with conspiracy and illegally acting as an agent for the Russian government. While she was in Federal Court for a hearing yesterday, Donald Trump was telling journalists that Russia isn’t trying to attack our next election.

While the NRA touts itself as a patriotic organization, they were an easy tool for America’s enemies to be used to sabotage our Democracy. Before Butina moved to the U.S., she was flown over multiple times by the NRA for various gun-nut events. Her contacts with the NRA got her very close to high-level Republicans, evidenced by her Facebook page where she posted photos of herself with former presidential candidates Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal, and former US Sen. Rick Santorum. She met Donald Trump Jr. at an NRA convention in Louisville. She even got close to Donald Trump Sr., meeting him on one occasion and asking a question from the audience at another. She attended his inauguration which got her handler to refer to her as a “daredevil.”

In 2015, an NRA delegation including GOP activist Paul Erickson, former NRA president David Keene, NRA Vice President Pete Brownell, major NRA donor Joe Gregory, and Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke traveled to Moscow, where they met with Kremlin officials. It was an event Butina helped organize. Clarke filed a report that Butina’s organization paid $6,000 for his trip. NRA spokesgoon Dana Loesch at first denied there was an official trip to Moscow, and then later said this trip wasn’t “official.”

After Trump won the election, Butina contacted her handler with the message, “I am ready for further orders.”

Currently, the FBI is investigating if Russians illegally funneled money to the Trump campaign through the NRA.

Russians refer to the people in the NRA and other assorted Republicans as “useful idiots,” implying they’re being fooled into helping them. They are idiots, but, what if they’re not being fooled, and they’re going along willingly? According to Mr. Wohl, it wouldn’t be the “end of the world.” It could just be the end of our democracy.

What are you willing to sell your country out for, a conservative Supreme Court, an end to legal abortion, an AK-47 in every home? Sex with a Russian ginger?

Patriotism seems to be a thing of the past for conservatives much like ethics, principles, reading, knowing stuff, etc. A Russian spy in the NRA isn’t a big deal to them, but it’s a big deal to me because the NRA controls Congress and the presidency. What do you want to bet Maria Butina isn’t the only spy infiltrating conservative groups?

I can think of one big orange one currently in the White House

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Who Do You Love?


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This is a quick bonus cartoon I jammed out today on the most recent school shooting in Texas. Gun owners, and everyone who resists all efforts at gun control need to question their priorities. Republicans in Congress and the NRA have proven that dead children are an acceptable sacrifice.

Creative note: I noticed I had a mistake in the text in the second panel. I wrote “as much” twice. I noticed it two hours after I published and sent to my clients. I halted my dinner to repair it and resend. Ugh.

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Swifty Naked Waffle Shooter


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A naked guy shoots up a Tennessee Waffle House with an AR-15 while claiming Taylor Swift is stalking him. The nation was less surprised by these details as much as they were that the incident didn’t take place in Florida.

The naked gunman using the gun of choice for mass shooters was stopped by an unarmed man, which debunks the NRA/GOP talking point, “only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.”

James Shaw Jr. didn’t just stop a killer with his bare hands.  He created a fundraiser that’s already raised at least $130,000 for the families of the four victims of the shooting. That’s enough money to pay a porn star to keep quiet about Trump.

Speaking of Trump, he has not tweeted about this shooting. Probably because the killer wasn’t a Muslim (white guy) and the man who unarmed him is black.

Mostly, I’m surprised he hasn’t tweeted an attack on Taylor Swift. He does love to feud with celebrities, and Taylor is the most powerful person in pop music right now.

I find that sad because I’d love to hear the ditty T-Swifty would write for Trump.

Creative notes: This is a bonus cartoon for today. I started it this morning and stopped/paused after I got my Trump/Macron/Monkey idea. I had to draw the monkey first. I just had to.

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Portraits By Deplorables


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Conservatives lie. That’s the honest truth. They’re not just incapable of discussing any issue without fabrications because they lack an ability to comprehend. They use lies because that’s their weapon of choice. They use lies because their base is dumb enough to fall for them.

Conservatives amplified fake news from Russian trolls 30 times more than liberals. They even complained when Twitter conducted a purge of Russian bots.

Look at their leader, who is the king of lies. Look at his spokesperson, who told so many lies yesterday it was hard to keep up. Try to find a Republican who realizes we’re paying for Trump’s stupid border wall, not Mexico.

When Republicans can’t counter an argument, they don’t just lie about the issue. They lie about the messenger and engage in campaigns to vilify their political opponents. They told us Obama was a Marxist Muslim born in Kenya planning to take everyone’s guns away right after he was finished invading Texas.

Enter the students who survived the school shooting in Parkland. This is a situation where victims of a mass shooting are speaking out in favor of gun control, and conservatives and NRA supporters are resorting to their usual tactics of assaulting the messengers. In this case, they’re attacking minors who hid in closets during a shooting and had to step over the bodies of their friends, classmates, and teachers to evacuate the building.

How do conservatives frame these kids? Ben Shapiro accuses them of being manipulated by Democrats. Actor James Woods compared survivor David Hogg to Nazis. Dinesh D’Souza celebrated the failure of a Florida gun control bill by taunting, “Adults 1, kids 0.” Leslie Gibson, a candidate for Maine’s House of Representatives said of survivor Emma Gonzalez, “There’s nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing to say unless you’re frothing at the mouth moonbat.”

Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King noticed Gonzalez was wearing a jacket with a Cuban flag at the March For Our Lives rally, and shared a meme on Facebook page stating, “This is how you look when you claim Cuban heritage yet don’t speak Spanish and ignore the fact that your ancestors fled the island when the dictatorship turned Cuba into a prison camp, after removing all weapons from its citizens; hence their right to self defense.” Gonzalez’s parents did flee Cuba, and some conservatives are questioning her citizenship despite the fact she was born in the United States.

A doctored animation of Gonzalez tearing the US Constitution in two (taken from an actual video of her tearing a bulls-eye poster) went viral on social media after Gab, a so-called “free speech social network” that features the controversial Pepe the Frog as its account image, posted it on Twitter. Adam Baldwin, famous for being related to talented Baldwins, also tweeted the animation.

Conservative propagandists impersonating political cartoonists A.F. Branco and Ben Garrison both drew cartoons of Hogg as a puppet (conservative cartoonists always draw the same idea. Always. Now there’s a Borg collective). I seriously doubt these two hacks will get the irony of both of them repeating the same Republican talking point while accusing someone of being a puppet.

The criticism and attacks on the students started with conservatives accusing them of being paid actors, which must mean Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is giving Julliard a run for its money.

I understand that Republicans would be skeptical of the maturity and eloquence of these students as their current leader has a fourth-grade reading level, resorts to childish insults, and has displayed an ability to comprehend equivalent to that of a garden snail. But, to vilify them because you see their activism as a threat to your fetish is deplorable. And, yes. When half the guns in this nation are owned by three percent of the population and the average gun owner owns between six and eight guns, it’s not for protection or sportsmanship. It’s a fetish.

They say you shouldn’t argue with children. I try to extend that to arguing with Republicans on social media, and I often fail to be the bigger person as I feel a need to debunk false information (and troll conservative cartoonists). But Republicans aren’t even engaging or challenging these kids in an honest debate or disagreement.

What Republicans are doing is showing us, once again, who they are. When someone shows you who they are, believe them.

I believe Republicans are nothing but a bunch of knuckle-dragging, racist, sexists, Nazi-pedophile supporting, lying shit weasels.

The video.

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March For Our Lives


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Over 500,000 people, mostly high school students, are expected to march on the Capitol today, and in over 800 other locations around the world to protest gun violence.

This movement began after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida after a former student killed 17 with an AR-15 assault rifle. It’s led by students who are scaring the daylights out of the NRA and Republicans in Congress, state legislatures, and governors’ mansions. Donald Trump and the majority of Republicans in Congress have made sure they’ll be out of town during tomorrow’s march.

Since Republicans and gun nuts can’t counter the students’ campaign with logic or facts, they’ve taken attempts to delegitimize the students. They’ve accused them of being actors who are being manipulated by Democrats. Some say they should focus on their school work and not discuss topics that are best left to adults. Basically, they’re arguing that students shouldn’t express an opinion after surviving an assault by a shooter who acquired his weapon with support by the NRA.

After every shooting, we’re told it’s too soon to talk about gun control. Not this time. We’re talking about it and we’re not going to stop. Republicans and the NRA can’t wash the blood off their hands, continue to collect blood money, and hope to be reelected time and time again.

This is a march to save lives. It’s a march saying “enough is enough” and “never again.”

Trump may be in Florida on a golf course Saturday sweating what Stormy Daniels is going to say on 60 Minutes Sunday night, but hopefully, he’ll hear the students all the way from Washington, D.C. The rest of the GOP and the NRA will hear them too.

Here’s the video.

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