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Racing The Racist


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Donald Trump is a racist.

Yesterday, Donald Trump went on a racist tweet binge. In addition to his usual “China Virus” tweets, he went after the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians for considering changing their racist names and tweeted, “Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!” And, he went after NASCAR and the sport’s only black driver, Bubba Wallace.

Last month after NASCAR banned the hate flag from all its events, a noose was found in the garage of Wallace’s team. There was an investigation by the FBI which determined the noose was left there from last season and used as a rope pulley-thingy for the garage door…the electric garage door. But before they came to that determination, NASCAR and all the drivers stood in support for Wallace and held a demonstration against hate. Racist hated that. They saw it as another threat to their white privilege.

Trump tweeted, “Has Bubba Wallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!”

No. Bubba Wallace never did apologize for that. Why? Because he doesn’t owe anyone an apology. Bubba didn’t do anything. While Trump and his spokesgoon are calling the noose incident a “hoax,” and yesterday Kaleigh McEnany, who promised she’d never lie to us, compared it to the Jussie Smollett incident, this was not a hoax.

There was a noose in Bubba Wallace’s garage. Bubba Wallace didn’t put it there or even see it. NASCAR discovered the noose and informed him. Even the FBI used the term “noose” to describe it. Why? Because it was a noose. And while saying it was there from last year, that’s not very reassuring. Why was it ever cool to hang nooses in NASCAR? According to the FBI, it wasn’t a hate noose, instead, just your average everyday common garage noose.

Also, there are over 1,100 garages at NASCAR venues. Only one had a noose in it. And out of over 1,100  garages, they gave the only one that had a noose in it to the ONLY black guy? I’m not into conspiracy theories but I am into facts. Those are the facts.

Donald Trump’s other racist contention was the Confederate flag being banned from NASCAR. McEnany said he wasn’t taking a position on it, yet he clearly did in his tweet. If racist Trump wasn’t taking a position, then why did he lie about the ratings and blame it on the hate flag being removed?

Donald Trump is a racist and he’s putting all his eggs into one basket of racist deplorables. But even NASCAR realizes the racist redneck base is shrinking and they’re appealing to a wider fan base. Donald Trump is refusing to do that. While Donald Trump bitches about fictional ratings, he should look at real polls. If polls were ratings, and they are, Donald Trump’s ratings are in the gutter…just like his politics.

If Donald Trump had a race car, it would have Pepe the Frog on it. Donald Trump is sponsored by hate. White supremacists and neo-Nazis love him. The hate conspiracy and online forums, 4chan and Qanon are working to reelect Trump. Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham, the Eva Braun of cable news, love him. Donald Trump is their champion.

Every day, Donald Trump tells his supporters he’s a racist while at the same time, telling the rest of us he’s not. While he tweets support for the Confederate flag, spokesgoon McEnany says he hasn’t taken a position. Beyond the lie, also note she didn’t state he opposes the flag. He is a racist.

But we should also take note of who else is sponsoring his hate…so we can make sure we aren’t inadvertently sponsoring his racism by supporting those corporations. Corporations like Taco Bell, Jimmy John’s, WWE, Equinox, Bubba Gump, Marvel, Joe’s Crab Shack, Shell Oil, Nathan’s Famous, Estee Lauder, UFC, Molson Coors, Lending Tree, Hobby Lobby, CVS, Planet Fitness, LL Bean, Wendy’s, and Chick-fil-A. These are only a portion of them. Google people.

And when you see ads on my site for Donald Trump, that’s not me or WordPress supporting him. That’s his campaign buying ads and wasting money on an audience that will never support him. I don’t control the ads so stop screaming at me, fuckers.

Donald Trump is revving his engine, spinning his tires, and blowing smoke for racism. Make sure you’re not putting gas in his tank.

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Trump’s Symbol Of Hate


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Donald Trump’s campaign, along with a super PAC, are airing commercials attacking Joe Biden’s age (because he’s four years older than Trump) and his mental health because he stutters. It’s like these people don’t pay attention to their own bullshit because it’s their guy who suggested we all drink bleach, believes in windmill cancer and invisible airplanes, and asked about nuking hurricanes. It’s not just that they don’t pay attention, it’s that they don’t remember.

They don’t remember four days ago. Last weekend, Donald Trump tweeted out a video with an old white Trump supporter in a golf cart shouting “white power.” The president (sic) of the United States literally tweeted “white power.” We haven’t had such a loud endorsement of white supremacy from the White House since Woodrow Wilson had a screening in that building of “The Birth of a Nation,” a pro-KKK movie where most of the black characters are played by white actors in blackface. For Donald Trump and Woodrow Wilson, the White House is the WHITE HOUSE.

Donald Trump deleted the “white power” golf cart tweet. The WHITEY House issued a statement lying that Trump didn’t hear the “white power” in the video, despite it being shouted twice. But, if Donald Trump absorbed the video like he does intelligence reports, maybe he did only see and hear his name. He doesn’t hear that Putin placed a bounty on U.S. soldiers and he doesn’t hear “white power” when it’s shouted by old Florida fuckers in golf carts. Biden might be older but it’s Donald who needs a hearing aid. What? Bike tower? Night shower? Bite flower? Fight meower?

It was the Whitey House that issued a statement over the “white power” shout, but the Whitey House never condemned it. In fact, it thanked Mr. White Power golf cart fucker dude for his support. And Donald Trump? He never said anything about it. It’s not like he said, “What? O.M.G., I did not mean to tweet a video with “white power” in it. That’s a symbol of hate.” Instead, Donald Trump continued to foster and spread hate by tweeting more videos of dangerous black people. Lately, it’s been a daily thing for him. Donald Trump is a racist.

And the racist president reacted swiftly to another slogan as New York City is going to paint the words “Black Lives Matter” on 5th Avenue. Where on 5th Avenue? Right in front of…wait for it…Trump Tower. Oh goody. I wonder if Donald will react in a negative manner…oh there it is.

Donald Trump went off. Even your average racist would probably know better than to go off unhinged over something like this. He should be endorsing and celebrating it saying, “What a great idea, and thank you, New York City. Black lives do matter and I’m honored you would paint that slogan in front of my home.” Could he at least try to fake it? Nope. That didn’t happen.

Instead, Trump screamed out a tweet that said the slogan was “denigrating this luxury Avenue,” which is how he responded when the Jeffersons moved on up. He also said it would “antagonize” the New York Police Department. Then, he said “black lives matter” is a “symbol of hate.” Yeah…the guy who tweeted “white power” thinks the expression…the slogan…the words “black lives matter” is racist. Whaaaaaaaat?

Kaleigh McEnany, the Whitey House spokesgoon who claimed at her first press briefing she’d never lie to us, said Trump was attacking the organization, not the phrase. But, he didn’t say that in his tweet. He said “black lives matter,” on the street in front of his home is a “symbol of hate.” The guy hates the words “black lives matter” being painted on the streets in front of his home and the White House, but he wants Confederate monuments to remain in place. Sounds kinda racist.

Mayor Bill DeBlasio said he put the phrase in front of Trump Tower on purpose and “Obviously, we want the president to hear it because he’s never shown respect for those three words.” Trump proved that’s true by his quick response.

Mayor Bill also said, “When he hears Black lives matter, he presents a horrible negative reality of something that doesn’t exist, and he misses the underlying meaning that we’re saying we have to honor the role of African Americans in our history and our society.” That’s exactly true. And every mayor in every city in the world that has a Trump property, or any named after him, should paint “Black Lives Matter” in front of those properties. An international trolling of Trump would be almost as beautiful as the message. In fact, there are more Trump buildings in New York City. Troll away, Mr. Bill.

The reason we say “black lives matter” is because this country has a long history of black lives not mattering…or not mattering as much. Anyone who replies or uses “all lives matter” has a problem with you saying “black lives matter.” They have an issue with equality and they think if black lives matter, then maybe white lives won’t matter as much. That’s bullshit. Equality is not pie. More for someone else doesn’t mean less for you.

Saying “black lives matter” isn’t saying other lives don’t matter. It’s saying it’s time that black lives matter as well. White lives have always mattered and that’s why we don’t say that. We never needed to say “white lives matter” because it’s always been the case. We need to say “black lives matter.” Donald Trump and his racist goons of supporters don’t get that. They probably never will.

But Donald Trump is correct in that there are words on 5th Avenue that are a symbol of hate. It’s really just one word and that word is “Trump.” It’s on Trump Tower. And when people think of Donald Trump, they think of hate, especially his supporters because that’s why they’re in the cult.

People think of hate when they think of Donald Trump because Donald Trump is a racist. Donald Trump is a “symbol of hate.”

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Racist Mississippi


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It’s time for another racism test, kids. If you’re upset about the Confederate flag being removed from the state flag of Mississippi…and you don’t live in Mississippi, then you’re probably a racist. In fact, if you’re upset and you actually live in Mississippi, yup. You’re still a racist. Also, if you’re still supporting Donald Trump, you’re a racist.

After 126 years of being on the state flag, Mississippi is finally removing the Confederate emblem. Yesterday, the governor signed a bill making it official.

In the wake of Black Lives Matter, or in the wave of it, Confederate emblems are coming down. Lady Antebellum is now “Lady A.” The Dixie Chicks are now just “The Chicks.” Aunt Jemima is saying good-bye with Uncle Ben and Mrs. Butterworth soon to follow. Confederate statues are being removed officially or by the brute force of protesters. NASCAR has removed the hate flag from its venues, but not all the nooses apparently. Soon, the only thing left will be a hate president and a few of his Senators.

There is a lot that’s great about Mississippi. It’s where I started my career and sharpened my teeth in this business. I had the best teachers in Mississippi and I can’t think of a better place for a journalist to start their career. I worked for a weekly newspaper for five years, a daily for eight months (they fired me), and I freelanced several years for the Mississippi Business Journal while self-syndicating to over 40 papers in the state. I worked and lived in the state for seven years. I still have great friends there. My son was born there. In fact, I’ll be back there for a few days next month…even after publishing this cartoon.

If you don’t live in Mississippi, then let me explain this to you: It’s kinda like the biggest small town in the world. And in journalism circles, everyone knows everyone. If you’re in the journalism business, you will not impress another journalist by telling him or her that you had the governor in your office last week because he’s been in their office too. One governor was almost my personal lawyer before he ran for the top job. I once sat on the benches of a little league game with a different governor who, like me, had a newborn at home and we showed each other pics of our babies. Back in the 90s, it was not uncommon for me to run into the state’s attorney general (who was once in my office going through a stack of cartoons looking for himself) and for him to call me by my first name. How small of a town is it? People in the state know who their agriculture commissioner is. Here in Virginia, most people don’t even know we have a black lieutenant governor (he’s the one who actually has a black face).

It’s not that people in Mississippi are smarter than people in Virginia. God no. It’s just that it’s more close-knit. Plus, when the agriculture commissioner is in office for two decades, at some point you learn his name. And there are fish fries. You meet every politician in the state at fish fries. I can’t tell you how many times I met former Senator Trent Lott, mostly at fish fries. It got to the point that when I was told to cover something featuring Lott, my response was usually, “again?”. Oddly enough, in my seven years in the state, I never did meet Thad Cochran.

I mentioned the training I received in Mississippi. Two lessons that have stuck with me over the years are: There is almost never too close with a camera and you rarely need “that.” Also, my publisher once told me he wanted to see more irony in my work and I scoffed because I was sure there was plenty of irony in my work. Then I went to my office, had to step around a governor, and looked up the definition of “irony” just to be sure.

But, there is amazing talent in the state. It gave us William Faulkner, Willie Morris, Eudora Welty, and Marshall Ramsey (though he’s actually from Georgia…another state that had the hate emblem on their flag). Mississippi gave us Elvis. It gave us Oprah.

But I bet when you think of Mississippi, the first thing isn’t Faulkner, plantations, antebellum crap, cotton, Oprah, or even “O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?”. I bet the first thing you think of is racism.

Mississippi arguably has the most hateful past when it comes to racism. Even as recent as 2018, while appointed Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was running for her seat, she joked about public lynchings. On the day Trump visited to help her campaign against a black guy, nooses were hung on the grounds of the state capitol. As Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said of racist Strom Thurmond at his 100th racist birthday party, “When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over the years, either.” I don’t think he meant we wouldn’t have had “all these problems” because Thurmond was a great race uniter.

And about those lynchings in the south, between 1882 and 1968, there were 539 documented lynchings in Mississippi which were even more than Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, and Florida, all states with over 200 lynchings each. And who were they lynching? It wasn’t white people. So when it’s 2018 and a candidate for the United States Senate is still making lynching jokes, your state is racist.

Before you argue the state isn’t racist, it’s 2020 and the Confederate emblem is just now being removed from the official flag of a state where 38 percent of the population is black.

Also, another little test for you: If you don’t believe the Confederate flag is racist, you’re a racist.

It’s great the hate emblem is being removed. Georgia removed it. South Carolina removed it off the grounds of their state capitol after a brutal murder in a black church in 2015. But, the Confederacy is still represented in state flags. Georgia’s flag still has 13 stars and is modeled after the actual Confederate flag (it’s like when David Duke stopped wearing Klan robes and started wearing suits). Alabama’s and Florida’s flags were influenced by the hate flag. The Arkansas flag has four stars that represent the nations the state belonged to, Spain, France, the U.S., and the Confederacy…with the Confederacy’s star being on top.

There’s still a lot of hate, not just in the south but in this nation. Removing these symbols and emblems are only the first steps. The biggest thing we have to change are minds. When can we do that? After we stop teaching our kids to hate. Just yesterday, here in my little liberal city in Virginia, I heard a guy drop multiple N-bombs while talking about Black Lives Matter and his support for Donald Trump. Obviously, he was from Stafford County.

Like Donald Trump, Mississippi is synonymous with hate. Donald Trump’s not going to change his name because he’d still be racist. Mississippi won’t change its name either, but it can eventually cease to be synonymous with racism. But it has a LOT of work to do. That will be proven in November when they return Cindy Hyde-Smith to the Senate and go red for Donald Trump.

Maybe someday when you think of Mississippi, the first thing that comes to your mind won’t be hate.

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Trump’s White Power


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For the past five years or so, I have been saying supporting Donald Trump doesn’t necessarily make you a racist, but it does mean racism is not a dealbreaker for you. Why is that? Because Donald Trump is an obvious racist.

Donald Trump’s supporters argue he’s not a racist after each one of his acts of racism.

Sued by the Justice Department for discrimination against blacks…TWICE? That’s not racist.

Champion of birtherism by accusing without any proof that the nation’s first black president was born in Kenya. Nah, that’s not racist.

Bought full-page ads calling for the death of black and Latino teenagers in the Central Park 5 case, then not retracting it after being proven innocent. Nope. Not racist.

Starts his campaign by promising to build a wall to keep out immigrants and says Mexico is sending us rapists and murderers? I guess that’s not racist either.

Complains about people coming here from “shithole” countries and wants more people from places like Norway. Racist? What are you talking about?

Says a judge isn’t fit to preside over one of his fake university trials because he’s of Mexican descent. Paul Ryan called that racist, but what does he know?

Tweets that four brown American female representatives in the United States Congress should go back to where they came from. That’s not racist or sexist. Sheesh!

He says there are fine people marching with tiki torch neo-Nazis shouting “Jews will not replace us” and “Blood and soil.” Sure, nice people often march with Nazis.

He defends symbols of the Confederacy as his “heritage.” Nope, not racist for a New Yorker to define the racist Confederacy as his heritage.

Conducts two hate rallies where he uses the term “Kung Flu virus.” Why that’s just telling us where the coronavirus came from…Kung Flu land.

Then, he retweets a video of his supporters screaming…”White power,” thanking them for their support. Uh…

So, none of that is racist? Not one of those instances? If you talk to a Trump supporter, nope. Not one. It’s just the media not understandings him, or he was joking, or something is out of context, or he didn’t mean what he said, or he accidentally retweeted a racist statement while accidentally typing a thank you or…

I got some news for you, Gladys. If you don’t think any of those examples (and there are more) are racist, then you are a racist.

Donald Trump is a racist and we keep getting these racist incidents from him again and again and again and, etc. Donald Trump has more examples of racism than David Duke. Seriously. You would think if you have a track record of being accused of racism, then you wouldn’t keep doing racist shit. Even if you are a racist you would probably want to attempt to conceal it. Right? Not this racist.

On Sunday, right before going to one of his golf resorts of racist assholes, Donald Trump tweeted a video of a bunch of his supporters at The Villages in Florida zipping around in golf carts in a dueling demonstration against some of his critics. Donald Trump wrote, “Thank you to the great people of The Villages.” And in the video clip, you hear one of the villages’ idiots shouts, “White power!” In fact, he shouted it twice. It’s not obscure. It’s not buried by other sounds. The white Trump supporter shouts “White power.” What’s next? Tweeting a video of a cross burning only to claim later he didn’t know what it meant?

I don’t care if your Twitter profile states, “Retweets are not endorsements,” retweets are endorsements. Donald Trump endorses white power. Donald Trump is a racist.

Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate said Trump should take it down (he did) and that it was “indefensible.” So, Senator Scott…stop defending the indefensible. Donald Trump is a racist.

A White House spokesgoon, Judd Deere, who should be resigning instead of defending the indefensible, said, “President Trump is a big fan of The Villages. He did not hear the one statement made on the video. What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters.”

Translation: Donald Trump is a big fan of racists at The Villages and what he saw was tremendous enthusiasm from his racist supporters.

There was no condemnation of the slogan or the person. Just a, “Oh, I didn’t hear that.” Yeah. He didn’t hear it while going to the trouble of watching it, realizing they were supporters, and it was something he wanted to retweet. Are you telling me he didn’t watch it all the way through even once?

As Sarah Marshall said in the film, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, “Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit.”

And, there was no statement of any sort saying they didn’t want the support from people who shout “white power.” Nope. They want that support.

Donald Trump has spent the past five years sending out dog whistles to racists. Over the past month as people have been taking to the streets shouting “Black lives matter,” he’s been turning those dog whistles into cattle calls. He’s doing everything he can to tell his narrow white racist base he’s one of them.

Donald Trump thinks he can win four more years by dividing this nation and solidifying his white racist support. But the thing is, he already has those people. How many racists are out there who are undecided? Do you honestly believe there are white supremacists out there not making a commitment until they hear who Joe Biden has selected as his running mate? Donald Trump is a racist. He’s their man.

Donald Trump is playing a stupid game where he’s telling his supporters he’s a racist while telling the rest of us he’s not. It’s a stupid game that only works on stupid people. By “stupid people,” I mean racist Trump supporters.

Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund said, “This really is not about the president taking it down. This is about the judgment of the president in putting it up. It’s about what the president believes and it’s time for this country to really face that.”

What Donald Trump believes is white supremacy. What Donald Trump believes is white power and it is time for the country to face that.

I used to think if you supported Donald Trump then racism wasn’t a dealbreaker for you. After all this, I know it’s just not a dealbreaker for you. Racism is the deal. You’re not voting for Donald Trump despite his racism. At this point, you’re voting for Donald Trump because of his racism.

Donald Trump is a racist and if you’re supporting Donald Trump, you’re a racist too. When you say, “Trump 2020,” you’re saying “white power.”

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Blue-Hoo


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After murder charges were brought against Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks, a black man, twice in the back, a number of Atlanta Police officers called in sick Wednesday night just before a shift change in protest of a cop being held accountable. Or maybe it’s over the TV show “Cops” being canceled.

Also, Devin Brosnan, the officer who stood on Brooks’ arm after the shooting, has been charged with aggravated assault.

The officers responded to a call claiming Brooks had fallen asleep at the wheel while parked in a Wendy’s drive-through. After initially cooperating with the police, Brooks resisted and a scuffle ensued. Brooks was able to obtain one of the cop’s tasers and fled. As he was running, he was shot in the back by Rolfe who then kicked his body as it lay on the pavement. Brosnan stood on his arm.

It’s kind of hard to cry self-defense when you shoot someone in the back. It’s also hard to claim self-defense when the man had a taser and you had guns. The police claim a taser is a lethal weapon. If that’s the case, then why are they carrying them? If I’m wrong about this let me know, but I believe if Brooks had successfully shot one of the officers with the taser, then he couldn’t have used it again on the other cop.

The International Brotherhood of Police Officers said it’s not a “blue flu,” as in a cop strike. A spokesman said, “What it actually is is officers protesting that they’ve had enough and they don’t want to deal with it any longer.”

Really? The police have had enough? If the ATL police want to talk to a group who’s had enough and don’t want to deal with it any longer, they should talk to their black community. Actually, all they need to do is listen which is what cops and most Republicans in this nation have failed to do.

Black Americans are sick and tired of systemic racism and the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. And when a cop is charged, the police have “had enough?”

When the two ATL cops were charged, they were given a deadline to turn themselves in. Had enough yet?

They were not arrested at the scene of the killing. Had enough yet?

It took prosecutors nearly a week to charge the cops. Had enough yet?

It also took nearly a week to charge the four cops in Minneapolis. Had enough yet?

The only way for a cop to even be investigated after the killing of an unarmed black man is if it was caught on tape. Had enough yet?

There’s a lot of debate over whether the police should have let Brooks walk home or even given him a breathalyzer. But let’s pick it up at the scuffle. Sure, at that point, Brooks should have been charged and taken to jail. Surely when he did grab the taser and fled, he resisted arrest and had assaulted police officers. He was in the wrong. But that’s not enough to kill the guy.

Whenever this kind of stuff happens, the police and conservatives try to show how the black guy killed was in the wrong as that makes it right to murder him. They take it to the point where they try to dehumanize the person like in the case of George Floyd. If you listen to Fox News, Floyd was a giant monster who probably destroyed Tokyo in the past. But, committing crimes and serving time in the past doesn’t justify killing someone for a traffic offense, or passing counterfeit bills, or selling loose cigarettes, or walking down the street, or falling asleep in a Wendy’s drive-thru.

Police are not perfect people, but like airline pilots, they need to be damn near perfect while on the job. The police should be emotionally balanced enough to keep their temper in check when dealing with suspects who don’t want to cooperate. Nobody wants to go to jail. The police should expect a few people to react harshly. I understand it’s not a job picking cherries, but two cops should be able to handle one guy resisting arrest without killing him. Also, that guy had just woken up. Why couldn’t they have handled that situation?

After police refused to go to work Wednesday night, many of them who did refused to show up to any calls except those requesting backup or went radio-silent. In Georgia, many state employees who are considered “essential” are legally prohibited from walking out on the job. Yet, every Atlanta cop will receive a $500 bonus from a police foundation to boost their morale.

The police are really depressed over people not being happy with police killing unarmed black men. The cops are protesting being held accountable for their actions.

Cops take an oath to “protect and serve” but I guess there’s a clause allowing an exception when their blue panties get in a bunch.

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Sweet Sticky Racism


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We now have a new guide for knowing if you’re a racist. If you’re upset over Aunt Jemima being retired, you’re a racist.

And you can cut that shit, “I grew up with Aunt Jemima.” So what? How does devouring racist pancakes as a child prove you’re not a racist today? And no, if you used products like Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Butterworth, or Uncle Ben…Jesus Christ, we are a racist country…it doesn’t mean you’re racist. It just means marketing works and your parents refused to buy store-brand syrup which is really the same shit. Seriously, 30 cents cheaper and without the racism.

We are a racist country. Aunt Jemima has been around for 130 years while Uncle Cracker only had one hit song. Why did it take 130 years to ditch this racist mammy stereotype?

In 1989 on her 100th birthday, Quaker Oats, the company that owns the product, decided she needed an update. So, what did they do? Change the name? Make her less mammy-like? Kinda. They removed her head covering and gave her an afro. She looked more like Florence from The Jeffersons and less like Hattie McDaniel. Quaker Oats was moving on up.

And, if you’re arguing that you don’t care because it’s crappy syrup anyway, you’re still not getting it. Using a racist stereotype shouldn’t be OK if it was good syrup.

You’d also think racist would pick and choose their arguments if they’re trying to conceal their racism. If you’ve been screaming systemic racism doesn’t exist, the confederate flag should fly high, confederate statues should remain standing, and white cops should be able to shoot black suspects in the back while they’re fleeing and then have their corpses kicked…maybe take a day off from the racist syrup issue?

One of my reliable fucknuts on social media who I can depend upon for the day’s right’wing racist spin came through for me yesterday. The new argument is: It’s not racist because the original actress who portrayed Aunt Jemima, a former slave named Nancy Green, became a millionaire from it. It’s still racist if you pay a black actor to portray a stereotype. Duh. Also, the product was named “Aunt Jemima.” What better way to make your character look like a slave than by hiring someone who was an actual slave?

And maybe they should do a bit more research than Facebook memes because Aunt Jemima was inspired by…wait for it because this is good and it’s worth waiting for…vaudeville performers in blackface. To be more specific, white vaudeville performers in blackface.

Seriously, racists. Take a day. You’ll have a new one tomorrow. Oh, it’s already here. You can defend Atlanta cops for ignoring the “protect and serve” part of their job by calling in sick to protest other cops being charged for murder for murdering a black guy.

Racists, you may be losing your racist confederate symbols and have lost your syrup with Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima on the ropes as well, but you still have Uncle Cracker. By Uncle Cracker, I mean Donald Trump. You still have that…for now.

Black lives matter. Your racist stereotypes do not.

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Just A Good Ole Boy


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Despite all his faults, Donald Trump is still the best president of the Confederacy since Jefferson Davis.

The American Civil War started at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. On April 11, 1861, when Confederate Brigadier General Pierre Beauregard attacked the U.S. fort, commanded by Major Robert Anderson. Today, Beauregard, the guy attacking a United States military base, has a United States military base named after him. Anderson, the guy fighting for the United States of America, does not. You can quote me on this: That’s fucked up.

While military leaders were open to renaming the TEN U.S. military bases named after confederate losers, er…generals, Donald Trump swung for the racist fences yesterday by tweeting he would never allow the renaming of these bases.

In a tweet Donald Trump reportedly labored long and hard over before sending, he said, “These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom. HEROES who won two world wars were trained on the Hallowed Grounds of the bases. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations…Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!”

Yes, I had the same exact thought. Oh my god.

Where do I start? OK, first… a “history of winning, victory, and freedom?” He labored long and hard on this? The Confederacy LOST the war which means it was NOT A “victory.” Also, the Confederacy was not fighting for freedom. Also, we trained heroes at these bases to fight in Vietnam which we did not win. You know, that war Donald Trump skirted by claiming he had bone spurs.

How does naming our bases after former foes, traitors, and racists respect our military? I’m hesitant to point out we don’t name U.S. bases after other former adversaries we fought as I don’t want to give Donald Trump and Stephen Miller the idea of renaming any bases after Nazis.

Donald Trump is doubling-down on the racism and the batshit crazy. How racist and backward do you have to be less progressive than NASCAR? Yesterday, NASCAR, that supposed sport where cars drive around in circles that’s popular in the south and only the south, declared the Confederate flag will no longer be allowed at their events. I don’t think the south has taken a blow like this since they lost the war, Hee-Haw was canceled, and Virginia and North Carolina banned indoor smoking.

NASCAR decided to ban the hater flag after hearing the views of Bubba Wallace, a man who defies two stereotypes: A black guy named “Bubba” who competes in NASCAR.

In other news, HBO MAX announced they are pulling “Gone With the Wind” from their lineup and will bring it back later to be presented in its historical context. As in explaining it was made in a much different racist time. Frankly, my dear, a lot of racist who give a damn are freaking the fuck out.

Disclaimer: “Gone With the Wind” was my mother’s favorite movie. I think I’ve seen the movie a thousand times but not all at once. It was always on a loop, like Christmas Story on Christmas day.

A conservative cartoonist who has been on a recent bender of making racist posts on Facebook declared voluntarily yesterday, “I am not a racist.” Then he added the caveat, “Even though I believe ‘all lives matter.'” Shortly after that, he defended “Gone With the Wind” by pointing out that actress Hattie McDaniel was the first black American to win the Oscar as if that makes up for the racist stereotypes and presentation in the movie. I think he’s arguing “Gone With the Wind” is woke. What he failed to mention is that McDaniel’s character in that movie didn’t have an official name as she went by “Mammy.” Also, while McDaniel did win the Oscar, she was not allowed to attend the presentation to accept her award in person.

The bases named after Confederate losers are, Camp Beauregard, Fort Benning, Fort Bragg, Fort Gordon, Fort Lee, Fort Pickett, Fort Polk, Fort Rucker, Fort A.P. Hill (which is here in Virginia), Fort Mammy, and Fort Hood (bonus points if you find the one I made up). Personally, I think we should only slightly change Fort Rucker to “Fort Darius Rucker.” Hey, he’s a southerner. How about Fort Jeff Gordon?

Fort Hood is of particular interest to me. I was born at Fort Hood. My father was stationed there as a drill sergeant and I have a Fort Benning yearbook from 1966…or I did until my little sister stole it over a decade ago and hasn’t returned it despite promise after promise because she’s a typical Trump-supporting-…AAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGHHHH. I have issues but I digress.

How do I feel about renaming the place where I was born and my father served before shipping out to fight in Vietnam? Go ahead and change the name. Renaming the fort doesn’t erase history. It doesn’t erase my father’s accomplishments. It won’t erase me (sorry, haters). To be honest, if my dad was still alive, he’d probably be pissed as hell with talk of renaming it, but dad was wrong about a lot of stuff. He was an NRA member and I didn’t meet him until I was 21 so if he was still alive it’d just be another one of his opinions I don’t care about. How about “Fort Deadbeat,” you no-child-support-paying-son-of-a…Again, I have issues.

But in case you haven’t noticed, it’s usually only white people who get upset about taking down Confederate statues or taking Confederate names off roads and high schools. But look at it like this, why should a black American be forced to have Jefferson Davis’ name on their high school diploma? Again, that’s fucked up. We don’t force Jews to attend Himmler High or Joseph Goebbels Middle school. We don’t even have Eva Braun beauty academies (we don’t, do we?).

America is racist. We still have shit named after people who fought to preserve slavery. We still have their statues up. We still wave their flags. We still have a racist electoral college. We still elect racist presidents.

And the one thing being canceled that really upsets me is the TV show “Cops.” I’m not upset because I’ll no longer be able to watch police chase naked black dudes through alleys and parking lots (I think every show has at least one naked bad guy). I’m upset there won’t be an episode when they arrest Donald Trump. I would buy the Pay-Per-View to watch him get tased while wearing a wife-beater.

White boys, white boys. Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna watch with your racist crew, white boys?

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Fun With Illiterate Racists


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Racists don’t like it when racism is pointed out. They don’t like being told racism is a problem. They don’t like being told it’s something we need to work on. Racists want to believe everything is fine and no pun intended honky dory.

I once had a racist tell me that racism had been eradicated in the business world because Herman Cain was an executive for Godfather’s Pizza. It’s like saying racism doesn’t exist in the NFL anymore because there are 3 black coaches out of 32 or racism is gone from the entire nation because we elected a black president. Racists want everyone to be quiet about racism so they can continue to be racists without being hassled about it.

In Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has ceremoniously renamed 16th Street Black Lives Matter Plaza and had “Black Lives Matter” painted in huge, bold, yellow letters on the street which leads straight to the…wait for it…White House.

Donald Trump is not pleased. Why? Because Donald Trump is a racist. Donald Trump has taken a side in race relations and that is the racist white side. You know, the Republican side. The Black Lives Matter movement is spreading across this nation in large cities and small towns alike. It has gone international. Donald Trump is very much opposed to it and has even tweeted a letter calling protesters, not rioters or looters, but protesters, “terrorists.” The president (sic) of the United States wants to call in the military to stomp out peaceful protests and even gassed peaceful protesters in front of the White House so he could walk across the street with a photo-op.

Kaleigh McEneny, the White House spokesgoon who swore during her first press briefing that she would NEVER lie to us, said teargas was NOT used against the protesters. She said this despite it being live on TV and later the Park Police, who initially said it wasn’t teargas, came out and said, “OK…it was teargas.” Where’s McEnany’s retraction and apology for lying and breaking her promise? Adviser Kellyanne Conway actually said the photo-op wasn’t a photo-op, but she has a long track record of lying to us.

Mayor Bowser said, “We want to call attention today to making sure our nation is more fair and more just and that black lives and that black humanity matter in our nation.” Well, Donald Trump can’t agree with that. Then, she had a green street sign
Black Lives Matter Plaza” affixed to a street lamp right outside St. John’s Church, where Donald Trump can surely see in case he wants to stage another photo-op there. But, if he misses that, perhaps he’ll see “Black Lives Matter” on the street leading to his front door.

Trump responded by complaining that the mayor keeps asking “us” for “handouts.” Handouts? Apparently, Trump doesn’t realize Washington, D.C. is a part of the United States and it’s the federal government’s job to partially fund the district, especially since the federal government won’t allow the district to have Congressional representation. Yet, citizens of the district must pay federal taxes despite not being able to be represented in Congress. Republicans who scream about taxation without representation are afraid the district would be represented by the Democratic Party. Trump also complained about the district’s budget and ignoring how much he has raised the federal debt for tax cuts for corporations, trust-fund babies, and rich assholes.

Black Lives Matter and the American Civil Liberties Union have both sued the Trump administration, specifically Trump and Attorney General William Barr for teargassing peaceful protesters so he could have his photo-op. Let’s hear Kayleigh McEneny defend Trump on this. William Barr defended the teargassing by saying the president (sic) has the right to walk across the street. That’s true but he doesn’t have the right to teargas people for a photo-op. Nobody was stopping him from walking across the street. Next time, try it without the teargas.

Bowser also ticked off Trump by sending him a letter demanding he withdraws military personnel and federal law enforcement from the district. She’s also concerned about unidentified law enforcement patrolling the streets. Yeah, what’s up with that? Goons for Trump?

Donald Trump doesn’t get it. He’s the type to respond to someone saying, “Black lives matter” with “All lives matter.” Donald Trump doesn’t get that the reason we never said “All lives matter” is that we never had to.

Donald Trump is a racist and he’s probably an illiterate one at that. Someone can read “Black lives matter” to him but they’re not going to be able to understand it for him.

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Find The Thug


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I can’t claim to totally understand race issues in our country. But I understand enough to know that you have to be able to identify racism before you can start to understand race issues.

For example: The president (sic) of the United States doesn’t see his own hypocrisy when it comes to race. He didn’t just endorse white gun nuts storming Michigan’s state capitol building. He egged them on. He tweeted to the governor of that state to “make a deal” with the protesters because they were “good people” who are angry. Contrast that with protesters in Minneapolis. Donald Trump tweeted, “When the looting starts, that’s when the shooting starts.” Those in Michigan wearing MAGA shirts with signs saying they want haircuts, and a few with nooses and Nazi imagery, were “good people” to Donald Trump. Those in Minneapolis are “thugs.”

In case you’re a Republican, “thug” is the new N-word. Oh, wait, if you’re a Republican, you already know that. It’s why you use it so often.

I don’t totally understand looting. I don’t condone looting and vandalism. But I do realize it is a form of protest. If you argue it’s not, then I encourage you to take a history course and refresh your memory on the Boston Tea Party. Even then, the white rioters dressed up as minorities. You’re upset about looting and vandalism but you were also pissed off about the black football player taking a knee. Donald Trump said “fire that son of a bitch.” Donald Trump never said to strike a deal with Colin Kaepernick, who is still unable to get a job in the National Football League.

There is a huge problem with race in this nation. Direct evidence of that is the fact Donald Trump is president. Donald Trump is a racist. If Donald Trump isn’t a racist, then what the hell qualifies as racism?

Over 30 million people in this nation voted for Donald Trump in 2016. About that many say they’ll vote for him again in 2020. People who vote for Donald Trump wonder why racism is problem in this nation while racism isn’t a deal-breaker for them. They wonder why racism is a problem while they support a man who shouts “send them back” to their “shithole countries.”

People say the racist cop who killed George Floyd is an exception. Not all police are racists. We should trust the police. Then, the Minnesota State Police arrest a black journalist (leaving the white ones untouched) then later state they let him go after verifying his credentials. Yet, he was on TV showing them his credentials. That was not one cop lying about arresting a black journalist. That was the entire department lying about arresting a black journalist. The lie was the State Police’s official statement. Tell me again why we can trust the police? They can’t even stop lying during a race riot. Do you want to solve race problems and distrust with the police? Start by being honest.

It took days for there to be charges against the cop who killed George Floyd. Even then, there are only two charges. Black Americans know if the shoe was on the other foot, it wouldn’t have taken days for there to be charges and there would be a lot more than two. They also understand that as deals are made, charges are reduced. As one black American pointed out on CNN last night, A black suspect will start with 15 charges and hope to get down to two. With George Floyd’s killer, he’s already at two. What’s it going to be reduced to?

And you wonder why cities are burning. The entire system is broken in this nation.

Before you can fight racism, you have to be able to spot it. White America is failing.

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You Ain’t Black


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Over this weekend, pro-Trump goons and sycophants left comments underneath my cartoons demanding that I draw on Joe Biden’s gaffe where he said, “You Ain’t black.”

Apparently, some people think my cartoons are supposed to give equal time. Wrong. They think a cartoonist is not supposed to be biased. Wrong. They think a cartoon is supposed to be fair. Super duper wrong. I’m a liberal cartoonist. I hit the targets I believe deserve it and are a threat to the nation, which tend to be Republicans. Occasionally, that does mean I hit a Democrat. I am fiercely independent. I will never be a member of any party or campaign for a candidate. But, I will work to defeat a racist, stupid, dumbass TV reality host that shouldn’t be allowed on the White House tour, less enough living in the place.

Also, this isn’t open mic night where I take requests. Even the people who put money in my tip jar can’t demand I draw a specific cartoon. And I seriously doubt any of the right-wing goons have put anything in my tip jar other than poo and used condoms (I have to hose that thing a lot). But, there are times someone makes a good suggestion for a topic and I will hit it. But be careful what you wish for because you might get exactly what you deserve. So today’s cartoon is dedicated to every fucknut pro-Trump racist who told me to draw on Biden’s gaffe. Here’s to you, hypocrites.

Joe Biden made a huge gaffe. Even as they cringe, nobody is really surprised. Joe Biden says stupid shit. It’s what Joe Biden does. Biden was being interviewed by Charlamagne Tha God last Friday when the host said he might still have more “questions” for the Democratic nominee before election day. Biden replied, “You’ve got more questions? Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” Ouch. Yikes. Eeks. No, Joe. No.

One of the many differences between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is that Biden can recognize when he said something stupid and instead of doubling-down, he’ll issue an apology. That’s something that goes against everything Donald Trump stands for. Joe Biden admonished himself for being “so cavalier” and said, “No one should have to vote for any party based on their race or religion or background.” Donald Trump still hasn’t apologized for defending tiki-torch Nazis or saying black women in America should go back to where they came from with his “send them back” comments. Nope. He doubled-down on that shit and led “send them back” chants at his hate rallies.

After Biden’s gaffe, the Trump campaign started selling T-Shirts with the hashtag “#youain’tblack” on them with Biden’s name underneath. I read somewhere they even created a website but I haven’t looked for it yet because one time, I went to David Duke’s website and I was in the shower for a week with a brillo pad trying to scrub it off me.

All profits from Trump’s hate shirts will go directly to re-electing Donald Trump and to the Trump Organization for campaign expenses.

But, campaigning for Donald Trump on the message that Joe Biden is a racist is like campaigning on the message Joe Biden gropes women. Really? Are they actually that obtuse, ignorant, and hypocritical in Trumpistan? Why, yes. Yes, they are.

The conservative media, like Fox News, went after the mainstream media for not covering it enough. But in the media’s defense, Donald Trump changed the subject.

Shortly after Biden’s remarks, instead of coasting on them and taking the weekend off, Donald Trump had to say something stupid. Something with even more potential for damage than “you ain’t black.” Donald Trump told his supporters to go to church and demanded the nation’s governors to reopen every church in the nation. Donald Trump advocated for worsening this health crisis.

And, instead of going to church himself on Sunday, like he advocated for the rest of the nation, Donald Trump’s morbidly-obese ass was on a golf course. Of course, it was a Trump golf course so he got to charge the Secret Service for golf cart rentals. Donald Trump admonished President Obama for golfing during the Ebola crisis…which killed two people in this country. Donald Trump golfed during the coronavirus crisis which has killed nearly 100,000 people. But, conservatives will focus on “you ain’t black.”

While his campaign was creating T-shirts, websites, and screaming about “you ain’t black,” and his followers were in church, Donald Trump was golfing tweeted a conspiracy theory about MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough being in a murder scandal, retweeted insults about Nancy Pelosi’s teeth, Stacey Abram’s weight, and one that called Hillary Clinton a “skank.” But “you ain’t black’ gets all the conservative outrage.

Nikki Haley tweeted, “I have struggled with Biden’s recent remarks. They were gut wrenchingly condescending.” So far, she hasn’t “struggled” with Donald Trump’s “gun-wrenchingly condescending remark calling a woman a “skank.”

I saw a headline over a column in The New York Post saying Biden will lose the black vote. I didn’t click the link because I’m out of brillo pads, but Biden is NOT going to lose the black vote.

Joe Biden is NOT a racist. Joe Biden’s biggest offense is that he is taking the black vote for granted. His greatest danger is not generating enthusiasm. That’s not just a problem with black voters. That’s an issue with all voters. And don’t restart you’re crying about Bernie again. This wouldn’t have happened with Bernie? This wouldn’t have happened with my choice either, Kamala Harris. But hey, maybe this gaffe will move Biden to select a vice-presidential candidate like Harris instead of going the safe route with someone like Amy Klobuchar who would appeal to white moderate voters but do little for the black vote. Joe, don’t pick one of the whitest women from one of the whitest states. Please.

Biden will not lose the black vote but his greatest danger is that it will be diminished over comments like, “You ain’t black.” Our greatest danger from that is the re-election of racist Donald Trump who said “Very fine people” marched with Nazis and “Send them back.”

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