Protesters

Trumping, Tweeting, Trolling


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A lot of people are upset that Trump haters are protesting the election. When I say “a lot of people” I’m talking about Republicans. They point out that this is a democracy and Democrats should accept the results of a fair election.

The problem with that is we are a democracy and our Constitution, for now, allows protests (and political cartoons that point out that Donald Trump is a racist). The other problem is that our election wasn’t really fair.

Donald Trump was elected with fewer votes than Hillary Clinton which is the second times this has happened since 2000, both times putting the Republican candidate into office. Trump was also supported by a foreign government who was hacking into his opponent’s email system and displaying their internal messages for all the world to see. Some of the messages were suspected to be doctored. Another assist for Trump came from the FBI which might be the final straw that convinced nimrods to mark the ballot for Trump.

The big issue with the Russians and the FBI is that both were apparently communicating with the Trump campaign. How fair of a system is that?

Before the election Trump claimed the electoral system was rigged. He complained about the electoral college and said he might refuse to accept the results if he won. That shows even he was surprised he won. What does he think of that rigged system now?

So while there are protests against Trump there are supporters of his attacking and intimidating African-Americans, Muslims, and Latinos. It’s not just happening in our streets. It’s happening in our schools. Children are being intimidated for the color of their skin by other children whose parents are doing a bang-up job raising little racist bastards. Trump tweeted out that complaint about protesters “Incited” by the media while ignoring his own inciting. He later tweeted support to the protesters and how wonderful it was they can express themselves. I’m thinking his team returned his Twitter account to him a bit too soon. If the guy’s Twitter account makes blood spill what’s he going to do when he gets the nuclear codes?

I wasn’t sure how this cartoon would work with posting a photo in it. I did it a year ago, or maybe two years, for a cartoon I drew for The Daily Dot. I remember thinking that turned out really well though I can’t remember what it was. I could look in my files but, eh. I’m lazy.

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Trump’s Knight Riot


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Ted Cruz picked up an endorsement on Friday that Donald Trump was coveting. Cruz picked up the endorsement of Indiana governor Mike Pence. They celebrated with a cake bought from a homophobic bakery. I made that last part up. I don’t think that happened.

Turns out the endorsement was kind of a “meh” endorsement. Pence, who does not want to anger Trump voters while he himself faces reelection, started his little spiel on the radio talking about the greatness of Donald Trump. He then said he was voting for Cruz but didn’t want to tell anyone else who to vote for.

I would hate to have a job reference like that. Yeah, hire him or not. The other candidates are good too and didn’t I tell you how much I like the other one? With friends likes these…

Trump has picked up a lot of endorsements. He got the wacky, incomprehensible endorsement of Sarah Palin. We think. He got the endorsement from the senator of Alabama, the super conservative Richard Shelby. He got one from a former rival and sitting governor, Chris Christie, who while not destroying New Jersey goes on the campaign trail with Trump. Trump got the endorsement from convicted rapist Mike Tyson who refers to the candidate as “Donald Thrump.”

The really positive endorsement that could help him in Indiana, and is probably more powerful than getting one from the gay-hating governor, is from Bobby Knight, former basketball coach of the University of Indiana.

Trump’s rallies have attracted violence. Trump himself has encouraged the violence. Now, in addition to the wife-beater and rapist Tyson, he gets Bob Knight, who was accused of choking one of his players, roughing up others, and famously throwing chairs while having a temper tantrum.

Those riot police are going to be busy. There were huge protests in Costa Mesa and Burlingame, both in California, Thursday and Friday. The one in Burlingame, in particular, became very hostile with many people being wounded as protesters blocked the road, stormed the hotel where Trump was speaking, blocked the entrance, and forced organizers to dig a tunnel for Trump to enter the hotel. I made that last part up. But if they had dug a tunnel, it would have been huge, cheaply made, the greatest ever, and built by Mexicans.

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Black Tape


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On Saturday a deranged lunatic killed two New York City police officers while they were sitting in their car in Brooklyn. Earlier in the day the same psychopath shot his girlfriend in Baltimore. After shooting the policemen he killed himself.

Now on the news and social media I see a lot of right wing rhetoric blaming the protestors, President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, NYC Mayor De Blasio, Al Sharpton and others for inciting this crime. NYC police officers turned their backs on the mayor at a news conference. The president of their union said the mayor and others had blood on their hands.

That’s just more lunacy.

This shooter incited himself. He did not need protesters voicing opposition to a very real problem on police abuses to incite him.

I do not think the police actions have earned them to be assassinated. But while right wing rhetoric say protesters have figurative blood on their hands, many police officers have literal blood on their hands. They’ve killed many black men and even children and a system is in place where they investigate themselves with very little consequence except for public outrage.

The police put themselves on a higher pedestal than those they police. Look at the police reaction in Brooklyn on Saturday. They closed down blocks, sent out officers in military, swat and riot gear, closed down subway stops, and had a helicopter circling above the neighborhood. Is that how they react when an officer kills a man suspected of selling loose cigarettes?

These same people who blame the protesters rushed to defend Sarah Palin of inciting the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Palin had posted cross hairs on Giffords Congressional district. Go figure. Of course Giffords wasn’t out abusing her authority to encourage being shot. Palin also stated “don’t retreat…reload.” Imagine the outrage if Sharpton had said such an inciting statement.

Cops don’t deserve to be shot down or assaulted in any way. They do deserve our respect and thanks for doing a dangerous job from which they may not come home from after each shift. They also deserve scrutiny and accountability. Saying as such and even being angry at them does not make anyone liable for the actions of lunatics.

If this man was incited to shoot cops then who or what incited him to shoot his girlfriend?