Proud Boys

Biden Negotiations

President Joe Biden vowed he wouldn’t negotiate with Republicans on raising the debt ceiling, demanding a clean bill without cuts to spending. He said the time to negotiate budgets was when it’s time to pass budgets, not when it’s time to pay the government’s bills.

Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans have been demanding spending cuts before they agree to pay the nation’s bills, mostly to programs they don’t like. One of their largest demands is to cut funding for the IRS that was passed last year to add personnel to go after billionaire tax cheats.

The Republicans have been holding the nation hostage over their demands. They never did this during the past four Republican presidencies. They only make these demands when a Democrat holds the White House.

Right after he finally won the House speakership on the 15th vote, McCarthy tweeted, “House Republicans are on a mission to end wasteful Washington spending.” Fun fact: Roughly 25 percent of our total national debt incurred over the last 230 years actually occurred during the four years of the Trump administration (sic).

That fact was brought to light by former Republican House member David Jolly. And, it’s true. Do you know who was in Congress all four years of the Trump administration (sic)? Kevin McCarthy. The debt ceiling needed to be raised three times during those four years. Did Kevin McCarthy make any demands for spending cuts to accompany raising the debt ceiling? Did he refuse to vote to raise it? Nope. Kevin voted to raise it three times without condition. It’s like he didn’t realize there was a national debt until Joe Biden became president.

This is not a bold prediction, but if Trump or DeSantis takes the White House in 2024, spending will go unabated. Republicans will not present any conditions for raising the debt ceiling.

Donald Trump has actually been talking to McCarthy during these negotiations. After playing a tee shot on his golf course outside Washington, Mr. Trump approached a reporter for The New York Times, iPhone in hand, and showed a call with McCarthy, and he said, “They’ve spent three years wasting money on nonsense. Republicans don’t want to see that, so I understand where they’re at.”

The guy who is responsible for 25 percent of federal debt incurred over the past 230 years said, “They spent three years wasting money on nonsense.” But the good news is Tiffany won’t have to pay an estate tax.

Now, it appears Biden and McCarthy have a deal to raise the debt ceiling. The deal would raise the debt limit for two years while imposing strict caps on discretionary spending not related to the military or veterans for the same period. This will allow Republican fuckwads to say, “Yo-ho! We cut spending” while the debt continues to increase, and Democrats can claim they saved most domestic programs from large cuts.

What you need to know is that this deal will cut $10 billion from the $80 billion of new funding for the IRS, because Republicans want to make it easier for Billionaires and corporations to be tax cheats. They are also still haggling over work requirements for social safety net programs and a permitting overhaul for domestic energy and gas projects.

As it turns out, President Joe Biden will negotiate with terrorists.

Music note: I listened to Kiss.

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Seditiously Getting It On

What the Proud Boys did on Jauary 6, 2020, sounds more like seditious conspiracy than Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” sounds like Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.”

As well as being a cartoonist with sloppy art skills, I’m also a musician with sloppy guitar skills. I have been drawing cartoons long enough that when I see two cartoons that are very similar, I can usually tell if it’s a coincidence or plagiarism. Nine times out of ten, it’s a coincidence. Most political cartoonists are drawing on the same subjects and many use the very first idea that comes to them. Usually the first idea that comes to a cartoonists is the first that comes to other cartoonists as well.

Last week, while reading the headline of Jerry Springer’s death, I got an idea before I was even done reading it. That idea was of a fight breaking out at his funeral complete with flying chairs. I didn’t do it because I didn’t really care that much about Jerry Springer and since it was my first idea, I knew someone else would draw it. It took a few days but someone else drew that same idea. If I had drawn it, even before the other guy, I couldn’t have claimed it was stolen.

But there are thieves out there and I see them from time to time. But it’s really hard to prove. A cartoonist has to almost trace another cartoonist’s work for it to be proven most of the time, or develop a track record of “coinkydinks.” Or, there has to be compounding evidence.

A few weeks ago, a cartoonist was tagged in a gallery of cartoons on Instagram. He was tagged because he had a cartoon in that gallery. The very next day, that cartoonist drew a cartoon that was a duplicate of another cartoonist’s cartoon in that gallery. Hey, maybe he never got the notification of the tag, right? Right.

A couple years ago, that very same cartoonist congratulated me on getting a reprint in a national publication. The very next day, he drew the same cartoon. He has a track record of shit like that. So another way to tell if a cartoonist has plagiarized is if that particular cartoonist’s name is on the cartoon.

And just like cartoonists can tell with cartoons, musicians call usually tell when a song ripped off another. Ray Parker Jr’s “Ghostbusters” is a direct ripoff of Huey Lewis and the News’ “I Want a New Drug.” But sometimes it’s not intentional as we’ve all had earworms. It was ruled that George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” was an accidental ripff of Ronnie Mack’s “He’s so Fine.” And then there are “questionable” songs like The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Dani California” compared to Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.” For his part, Tom Petty said, “I seriously doubt that there is any negative intent there. And a lot of rock & roll songs sound alike.” Tom Petty was a nice guy but the Peppers ripped him off. Both songs even had the same producer, Rick Rubin.

Petty was right and a lot of rock & roll songs sound the same. The intro for “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” is “Am, G, D, Am” and “Dani California’s is “Am, G, Dm, Am.” It’s not exactly the same but it’s very similar, especially to your ears.

Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” is less similar to Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” The chords are not the same but there’s more to a song than just chords. There’s rythm, melody, heart, structure, etc. There are only 12 musical notes in western music for all musicians to use and share. Most songs aren’t more than six chords and the most memorable only use three. If you have a song stuck in your head right now, it probably only has three chords. Ed Sheeran is also known for using only four chords which is way more advanced than a band like Everclear where all their songs start in the key of G, or Nickelback where every single one of their songs starts the same.

There has never been a songwriter who hasn’t written something that doesn’t sound like someone else’s song. The real trick in songwriting isn’t to keep from ripping off other artists, but to prevent you from copying yourself.

What’s all this got to do with the Proud Boys? Nothing at all. I know you were looking for a way for me to tie it all together with a pretty bow here but I can’t find it. I can’t find it other than Ed Sheeran won his case as the jury didn’t believe he ripped off Marvin Gaye, but a jury in a criminal case found four Proud Boys guilty of sedition and one other guilty on other felony charges.

The one big thought I get from the Proud Boys verdict is that hopefully, we’re getting closer to sedition charges for Donald Trump…and hopefully a guilty verdict.

Music note: I listened to the Screaming Trees.

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Thanks To Elon

If you tweet, then you know about the verification thing. In case you don’t know, it’s a blue check mark that means you’re authentic, important, and probably smell really nice. It’s given to individuals, corporations, charities, etc, etc. I don’t have one, but I did instruct a cartoonist, who doesn’t have any national awards, on how to submit an application for it…and they gave him one, but apparently, awards from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization and the Society from Professional Journalists while working for CNN isn’t prominent enough. Maybe I should do what the other cartoonist does and steal my ideas, trace photos instead of drawing caricatures, and steal other people’s artwork that I sign my name on. But I’m not bitter.

Anyway, a lot of people want these badges. I do. Now, Elon Musk, the new scary-face owner of Twitter is floating the idea of charging for the blue check mark. I’ve seen different reports from $4 to $8 to $10 a month to have the blue badge. Yeah, fuck that. I mean, does paying for it make you prominent? What if there’s a goon out there who doctors my cartoons and impersonates me? Can he be “verified” as me if he pays for it?

Trevor Noah has a thought on the blue badge thingy. He reasoned that charging people for blue check marks goes against Musk’s mission of bringing free speech and equality to Twitter. Noah said, “Why are you charging people? It doesn’t make sense to offer it as ‘equality’ and then put a price on it.”

Noah pointed out that it’s more about making money than providing “freedom,” and came up with a great idea for Ghost Face Twitterer. “If you ask me, if Elon Musk wants to make money from Twitter, what he should do (is), don’t charge people for blue checkmarks. Charge white people to say the N-word. Twitter will be the most profitable company in history. Racists will be taking out loans.”

This would probably work because according to a report, the use of the N-word spiked 500 percent in the 12 hours after Elon took over Twitter.

Musk tweeted that there will be “no major content decisions or account reinstatements” until the convening of a new “moderation council.” He promised the council would have “widely diverse viewpoints” but offered no other information about who would be on it, how its members would be selected, what authority it would have, or whether its views would be binding on the company.

So far since Elon took over, the racists are running amuck, amuck, amuck, amuck, as Sarah Sanderson would say. I also get the idea that this “moderation council” with “diverse viewpoints” will be made from Elon sycophants. It’ll be like when Putin holds elections in Ukraine territories he invaded, or like when Donald Trump appoints a “qualified” judge.

Musk sent a letter to advertisers promising that Twitter will be “warm and welcoming to all.” I’m not sure how welcoming it is if you’re being called the N-word, but he’s definitely made it warm and welcoming to Nazis and Qanon goobs who spread conspiracy theories. Hell, Elon himself even tweeted one of the many conspiracy theories about Nancy Pelosi’s husband.

Republicans, liars, racists, and lunatics (I know. Redundant) celebrated Elon’s takeover and claimed it was a win for freedom. But let me explain something to the fucknuts who have trouble understanding stuff: The Constitution guarantees you a right to free speech. You have the freedom to shout and say the N-word. You have the freedom to be a Republican United States senator and say ancestors to slaves are criminals. You have the freedom to be a Los Angeles council member and describe son of one of your colleagues as a “Parece changuito” or “like a monkey.” You have the freedom be a former “president” and call Mitch McConnell’s wife of Asian descent, “Coco Chow.” You have the freedom to hang antisemitic signs on overpasses in Jacksonville. But the Constitution does NOT guarantee you a right to tweet.

Update: This cartoon has me suspended on Facebook for the next six days. Oddly enough, it’s still on my page. FB suspended me for posting it on one of the fan pages I help manage.

Creative note: I’m still in Washington and this cartoon was drawn in the same coffee shop where I drew yesterday’s cartoon.

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Racist Racists


Once again, the people who scream loudest about “cancel culture,” political correctness, and cry that people are trying to take away their freedom of speech, are whining about President Joe Biden’s speech on the Voting Rights Act. This is another opportunity for white Christians to play like the most persecuted people in the history of persecutions.

President Biden went to Atlanta and if it wasn’t Hotlanta before, it is now. In his speech, President Biden compared those opposing the Voting Rights Act to racists of yore.

President Biden challenged Republicans in the Senate, and probably elsewhere, with the comparisons. He asked, “Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis? This is the moment to decide, to defend our elections, to defend our democracy. If you do that you will not be alone.”

It was a strong speech. Asked about the criticism, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said, “I know there has been a lot of claim of the offensive nature of the speech yesterday, which is hilarious on many levels, given how many people sat silently over the last four years for the former president, but I would note that in our view, and the president’s view, what is far more offensive is the effort to suppress people’s basic right to exercise who they want to support and who they want to elect. That’s not a partisan thing, and that was why he gave such a strong speech yesterday.”

Republicans were upset. Even some Democrats were upset. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said, “Perhaps the President went a little too far in his rhetoric.” Maybe Republicans are right about some Democrats because Durbin has gone snowflake us on.

But most of the people pissed off about the speech are the people who actually stand with Jefferson Davis, Bull Connor, and George Wallace.

Mitch McConnell, who spent four years burying his face between the ass cheeks of President Grab-Them-By-The-Pussy, called the president’s speech “unpresidential.” He also called it an “incoherent rant.” I bet Bull Connor would have appreciated that.

Tulsi Gabbard, a former Democratic representative who’s in the wrong party, compared Biden’s speech to when Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters “deplorables,” calling that “divisive and disgusting.” She tweeted, “But Biden has gone further, calling those who disagree with his actions & policies domestic enemies, traitors, and racists. Biden promised to unite us, but he is doing all he can to divide us.”

But here’s the thing, kiddos, Hillary Clinton was right. The people who support Trump are deplorable. Voting for a grifting lying racist who boasts about assaulting women, mocks the handicapped, and cuddles up to Vladimir Putin is deplorable. And Joe Biden is right too.

The people writing the new voting restriction laws based on the Big Lie are on the same side as Jefferson David, Bull Connor, and George Wallace. If you support making it harder for minorities to vote, congratulations. You’re supporting racist policies.

Gabbard said it’s “divisive” to call people who disagree with Biden’s policies “domestic enemies, traitors, and racists,” but he didn’t do that. He was talking specifically about voting rights. But ya’ know, those people who attacked the election results, and then tried to overturn an election and destroy our democracy by attacking the Capitol are domestic enemies. The people who tried to install Donald Trump as an unelected leader are terrorists.

Basically, President Joe Biden is in trouble for calling racists “racist.” Racists don’t like being called “racist.” It’s so unfair to the racists.

Why can’t racists support a racist president without being called “racist?”

Why can’t racists support racist policies, like making it harder for black people to vote, without being called “racist?”

Why can’t racists join racist clubs, like Oath Keepers, One Percenters, Proud Boys, and Q Anon, without being called “racist?”

It’s like this: Being a Republican doesn’t mean you’re a racist, but all racists vote for Republicans. If you’re a Republican, you’re on the same side as racists. If you vote Republican, you’re voting the same candidates the racists vote for. Your ballot is identical to David Duke’s ballot.

And I cut you some slack in 2016 and spent four years saying that voting for Donald Trump doesn’t mean you’re a racist…but it does now.

If you voted for Donald Trump in 2020, you’re a racist. You had four years of him spouting racist shit and policies from the White House. In 2016, you might have voted for Donald Trump despite the racism. Racism was not a deal-breaker for you in 2016. In 2020, you didn’t vote for Donald Trump despite his racism. You voted for Donald Trump because of his racism.

And if you try to pass off that bullshit, “Donald Trump isn’t a racist,” then you’re a fucking racist.

President Biden can’t call racists “racist.” He’ll get in trouble for it. But I can.

I like being on the side of Abraham Lincoln, Dr. King, and John Lewis. If you don’t like being called a racist, that’s your own stupid fault for being on the side of Jefferson Davis, Bull Connor, and George Wallace. It’s your own fault for being a racist.

Music note: I listened to Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” album today. I still haven’t listened to her latest, “Evermore,” because if it’s as brilliant as “Folklore,” I don’t know if I’m prepared for that double-whammy of genius.

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Kevin’s Slim Pickens


A friend of mine used to hold a July 4th pool party every year…until one attendee got drunk and pooped in the pool. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence the pool pooper is a Republican. But nevertheless, no more July 4th pool parties. And pooping in the pool is exactly what House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy plans to do in the January 6 Committee.

The first attempt to have a commission to investigate the white nationalist MAGA terrorist insurrection on the Capitol Complex passed the House with very little GOP support, and died in the Senate. Republicans claimed they voted against it because the commission, with equal representation by both parties and each having full subpoena powers, would be too partisan. Before the vote, Democrats gave Republicans EVERYTHING they demanded before they could vote for it…and they still voted against it.

It’s kinda like taking your kids shopping for back-to-school clothes, and they refuse to participate. So after you’re done shopping for them, they get a hair up their ass because they don’t like the clothes you picked, which looks like that cheap-looking checkered suit Matt Gaetz wears. In this example, your kids are right to complain, you monster.

In Congress, Republicans, after being given everything they asked for, still voted against it. Even though they voted against it, we still need to get answers for the January 6 MAGA tiny-dick terrorist attack. So, Nancy Pelosi held a vote for another committee and this time, Republicans don’t have equal representation or subpoena power. Boo-hoo, fucknuts.

Of course, now they’re going to complain and campaign that they weren’t given equal representation and subpoena power. They will gaslight that they were never given a choice.

Kevin gets five picks and Nancy gets eight. Even better, Nancy can veto Kevin’s picks. And from looking at the names being tossed around by the tossers, she may need to veto every one of them.

Originally, Kevin threatened his members and said if they accepted an appointment to the committee, he would take away all their other committee assignments. Republicans are already afraid of this committee. They want all talk of the racists-for-Trump terrorist attack to go away. Talking about it can hurt the entire party in the 2022 midterms, upset the MAGAt base, and upset Donald Trump. If any Republican takes it seriously and ask serious questions like, “How many Nazis-for-Trump were in the riot?”, then Donald Trump may primary them.

Kevin is also afraid of who this committee may have questions for. Kevin is afraid they may subpoena Kevin. Also, the committee may subpoena Mo Brooks, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump Jr, and even Donald Trump. Keep in mind, it’s a crime to lie to Congress. Mo Brooks is currently using defending himself in a lawsuit for inciting the riot with the argument he was lying about the election being stolen in his capacity as a federal official.

The problem for Kevin is: Do Republicans refuse to work with the committee and risk coming off as disinterested in protecting our nation from terrorists, or do they do the jobs they were elected to do and risk pissing off the racist MAGAt base and Trump in the process?

The answer for Kevin is to go ahead and allow Republicans to join and to make sure they’re poo-flinging howler monkeys, and in the House, there is no better poo-flinging howler monkey than Jim Jordan.

First off, Kevin can’t pick people like Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, or Marjorie Taylor Green. They can’t even pretend to be serious in addition to being too stupid for the committee. Appointing one of those shitweasels will only serve to embarrass the GOP…which should already be embarrassed.

Kevin plans to pick shit stains like Jim Jordan who will use the committee to deflect from the white nationalist terrorist attack. Nancy should veto the selection of Jim Jordan. She should veto anyone who voted against certifying the election. Every member who voted against certifying the election voted against democracy. They voted with the terrorists. In fact, it’s illegal to be in Congress after you supported enemies against the United States of America. Every single one of those Republicans who voted with the terrorists should be removed from Congress.

When people are elected to Congress, they take an oath to protect our nation, not to protect terrorists. The Republican Party and Kevin McCarthy have chosen to protect terrorists over their nation.

Republicans accuse this committee and Democrats of being partisan about January 6. It is now partisan. One side is partisan to democracy. The other side is partisan to terrorists.

Nancy, please don’t allow any supporters of terrorists to sit on this committee. Let them fling poo on their own time. If they want to shit in a pool, there’s one at Mar-a-Lago.

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Law And Order President


During the Republican Convention, which was just a few weeks ago, they spent every night bringing out every single black person who’s ever had a nice thing to say about Donald Trump, like people he’s paid, to tell us he’s not a racist. Then during the very first debate, Donald Trump told us he’s a racist.

When people tell you who they are, believe them. It doesn’t matter how many black friends a person has for a photo-op when afterward, they tell a violent white supremacist group to stand by. Seriously, if Donald Trump is not a racist, then how can he dish out orders to hate groups? Order that they obey? Orders that inspire them create new logos?

Today, the Trump cult and Trump surrogates are telling us he condemned a hate group when he told them to “stand back.” But they’re not finishing the sentence.

Senator Tim Scott, a black Republican, said he believes Donald Trump “misspoke.” How much shit is Tim Scott willing to stand in? Has Trump been misspeaking for years? The leader of your party is a racist. Denial is not a racist river in Egypt. This is the toll for riding down that racist river. This is the toll to be a black Republican. You have to party with Nazis.

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy attempted to cover up for Trump and said he did condemn and disavow the hate group, despite the fact he did not. McCarthy is a great example of today’s cult that used to be the Republican Party. They have to lie when defending Trump and they have to be comfortable with racism.

Donald Trump encouraged a hate group. He told them to “stand by.” In case you don’t believe me that he encouraged the hate group, then believe the hate group. Within minutes, literally, the hate group addressed, Proud Boys, posted on social media a brand new logo proclaiming…wait for it…”STAND BY!”

Proud Boys is not just a hate group that sits around hating. It’s not like they’re in their treehouse, playing cards, drinking Mountain Dew, complaining about how they can’t get laid while holding a tiniest penis contest, not bothering anyone but occasionally saying, “by the way, I really hate Muslims.” No. This group rolls into cities, armed to the few teeth they have with guns and baseball bats, marching behind shields, saying they’re not there for violence before they all get violent…before going home to conduct another tiniest penis contest.

Donald Trump is a racist. He’s been telling us he’s a racist since day one. Last night, he told us again. He also told the racists he’s a racists. He told them to “stand by” and then he told them to harass and intimidate voters at voting precincts. He’s telling them to fuck with people while they’re voting. Donald Trump needs to go to prison.

And then, Donald Trump told us he’s the “law and order” president. “Law and order” is another racist dog whistle, like “invading the suburbs.” Do you know who else used the term “law and order?” Every southern racist sheriff in the 1960s.

Today, trying to clean it up, Donald Trump told the Proud Boys to stand back and let law enforcement do “the job.” What’s the job? Does he think Proud Boys have been doing the same job as cops? Does he believe Proud Boys have been exercising “law and order?” Does he believe cops have the same priorities as Proud Boys? And if they do, then that may be the problem we’ve been experiencing for decades.

Watching Donald Trump give orders to a racist group like Proud Boys was nothing for American to be proud of. It was an international embarrassment.

As evidenced at last night’s debate, Donald Trump is not presidential. And he’s only president for his base. His base is made up of racists. It’s made up of white supremacists. It’s made up of Nazis. It’s made up of skinheads. It’s made up of Proud Boys. And Donald Trump is a Proud Boy. And being one of them and their leader, he’s probably the winner of the tiniest penis contest.

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Other than voting and drawing political cartoons, I am not an activist. By that I mean, I don’t protest. I don’t sign petitions. I don’t write or call my congressman or senators (they’d call me first). I don’t contribute money to causes or political campaigns. I don’t plant signs in my front yard. I don’t put political bumper stickers on my car. So, to all those people sending me petitions and things through Facebook and Twitter messengers I “HAVE” to share…STOP! And while we’re on the subject, stop sending me memes and other political cartoons too. I just don’t need the aggravation, OK? But I digress.

I don’t participate because of the entire journalism ethics thing. I can draw cartoons opposing Trump but I can’t be part of a political organization opposing Trump. Being part of an organization makes me biased while attacking Trump. Being independent while attacking Trump makes me impartial. A lot of people don’t understand that and that’s OK, just so long as I do. Conservative cartoonists don’t understand it but they don’t do ethics anyway.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, I went to a Trump rally. I talked to a lot of Trump supporters. I did not protest. I didn’t wave a sign. I didn’t scream or even heckle. In fact, I didn’t even tell one Trump supporter my thoughts and opinions about Trump. I wasn’t there to tell them my opinion. I went to try to understand theirs. I failed because I still don’t understand it. But, I went to observe and learn. It was terrible and I needed a power washer to scrub the residual hate off me, but again, I digress.

So, I oppose Trump but I’m not in an organization. Am I part of a movement? Am I the Resistance? One reason among many that I oppose Trump is because I am anti-fascist. Donald Trump is a fascist wannabe. Does my opposition to Trump make me Antifa? I don’t know.

Here’s the thing, kids. Antifa is not an organization. It’s a movement. It’s not a Democratic movement. It’s not a liberal movement. It’s not even a large movement. It’s anti-fascist. Many of them engage in violence and destruction. A true liberal would never trash a Starbucks. I think I can say I’m anti-fascist without having to give the qualifier, “But I oppose violence and vandalism.” That gives control of the narrative to Donald Trump and Republicans.

Yesterday, there was a demonstration from the far-right racist organization Proud Boys in Portland, Oregon. The founder of Proud Boys describes his group as a “fraternal organization” for young “Western chauvinist” men. Their rally was a so-called “End Domestic Terrorism” rally, but they weren’t there to end mass shootings by white guys with manifestos repeating Donald Trump’s rhetoric. Their goal was to get Antifa declared as a domestic terrorist organization.

Proud Boys is a fascist organization that only admits men and promotes violence. The Southern Poverty Law Center has described it as a “Far-Right Fight Club.” Except these guys are too stupid not to talk about Fight Club. One of the initiations for membership is to get into a “major” fight “for the cause.” Another rule for Proud Boys is that they refrain from masturbating which I’m sure isn’t frustrating because being a punchy, angry, right-wing racist in a pro-chauvinism group while having a bad haircut and wearing a polo shirt must make you a chick magnet.

While the founder disavowed the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville where a white nationalist killed Heather Heyer and another was convicted for assaulting DeAndre Harris, Proud Boys were there participating with other racist organizations.

For their hate rally in Portland yesterday, Antifa rose to oppose them. Guess which group Donald Trump tweeted an attack of. Guess which group he didn’t mention.

Earlier this month, while speaking to reporters about white supremacists violence, Trump said that “Antifa” and “other kinds of supremacy” were similarly concerning. Trump can’t criticize white racists without a qualifier. And, what other kinds of supremacy? Nachos supreme?

Yesterday, he tweeted that Antifa should be designated as a “terrorist organization.” Last month, Republican senators Bill Cassidy and Ted Cruz introduced a bill designating Antifa as a terrorist organization.

Yesterday, Representative Dan Crenshaw sent a tweet complaining that Antifa was violent while Hong Kong protesters were demanding freedom and actually fighting fascists. With the amount of violence and shutdowns of highways, businesses, and even the city’s international airport, maybe Crenshaw shouldn’t be comparing Antifa to the Hong Kong protests. Or course, it’s also possible that Crenshaw is doing the thing Republicans always do and that is talking about something that they don’t know anything about.

Why are these Republicans attacking a movement, not an organization, while ignoring murders by white supremacists? Why haven’t any of them mentioned “Proud Boys?” Surely, Ted Cruz has to have an issue with the masturbation policy.

I wish Antifa wouldn’t engage in violence and vandalism. That will not create real change and only give stupid Republicans a false narrative to help deflect from racist organizations, the base of their support. Republicans are afraid to criticize racist.

But, why designate Antifa as a terrorist organization? Wouldn’t they have to be an organization first? Has Antifa actually killed anyone? Donald Trump supporters have killed more people than Antifa. Can we designate MAGAts as a terrorist organization?

Yesterday in Portland, 13 arrests were made and the mayor described it as “largely peaceful.” So much for that terrorist narrative. The majority of domestic terrorist attacks are committed by white racists, yet you don’t hear Republicans talking about any designations for them, if they even talk about them. Designating Antifa as a terrorist organization is a fascist move. It’s legally designating protest and dissent against Donald Trump as terror.

Personally, I’m more concerned about the movement that guns down people in churches, synagogues, mosques, schools, theaters, festivals, and retail stores than I am about the group that’s going to make it a bit more difficult for me to get my frozen mocha. And, I am intense about frozen mochas.

I am against fascism and I should be able to say that without the qualifier “but I’m against violence.” I draw cartoons opposing fascism. Does this make me the Resistance or Antifa? I will not allow fascist Republicans to designate my cartoons and free speech as a form of terrorism, but that’s where they’re trying to take us.

I will not fit into your narrative. When you scream against Antifa, you’re the one who needs the qualifier. While shouting against Antifa, you need to state you’re against fascism. If you don’t, from here on I’m just going to assume you’re a fascist…just like Donald Trump.

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