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One guy attempts to smuggle a bomb in his shoe aboard an airplane and now we all have to remove our shoes for sniffing before we’re allowed to board. In 1982 seven people were killed because some psycho laced Tylenol with Cyanide and that led to changes in over-the-counter substances and reforms to anti-tampering laws. Twisted Sister dropped an F-bomb on an album full of really bad music and now we have Parental Advisory labels to tell kids which albums they want to purchase (if they still purchased albums). I bet zoos even construct larger moats around Gorilla pits now.

Even perverted imaginations are changing laws. Right wing nut jobs who can’t stop thinking about gay sex imagines an adult males posing as a transgender female so they can commit rape in a public restroom. It hasn’t happened but they’re still creating hate laws to prevent it.

Back in the early 1990’s Republicans attempted to create a federal law to protect the American flag. They were all upset about people burning and desecrating the flag. Never mind that burning the flag is federally protected free speech. But during all this outrage and rush to protect the flag from filthy hippies and unpatriotic pyromaniacs from burning it, nobody was actually firing them up. The law was never created. Our flag is still there. Zippo sales have remained steady.

Laws concerning the flag and bathrooms are designed to distract and to get people to the polls. Republicans in swing states would even put anti-gay marriage proposals on ballots during presidential years so more conservatives would come out and vote, and while protecting us from gay marriage they’d also put the dullest bulb from Texas into the White House. They’re also designed to create divisiveness. Republicans love being divisive while accusing others of being divisive. It’s kinda like them accusing people of playing the race card while they’re the ones doing and saying racist stuff.

Multiple shootings killing children followed by even more multiple shootings leads to basically no changes to protect people from gun deaths. You can still buy guns at gun shows and from the internet. You can still buy cartridges with virtually no limit for capacity.

Guns are made to kill. People buy them for protection but they’re made to protect yourself by killing someone else. People love to point out that cars kill more people, but cars aren’t designed to kill. An automobiles sole purpose is not to destroy a life. That is a gun’s purpose. Did you actually believe it’s created to shoot a piece of paper with a circle drawn on it? People don’t wage war with feather dusters.

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What’s In A Name?


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I got this idea a couple days ago but I held off on drawing it as I had already done a bathroom cartoon this week. I stored the idea in a folder I have for concepts I need to hold off on. Some of the ideas come to life while most wither away into obscurity. Some of the ideas get trashed as I have second thoughts on their quality or maybe for another reason. The folder is full of Trump ideas most of which I’ll never draw.

On Friday the Obama administration told public schools across the U.S. to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. Several states, such as North Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Texas are promptly freaking out.

The bullies say the measure is needed to protect women and children from sexual predators. The Justice Department and others argue the threat is practically nonexistent and the law discriminatory. This has become the Civil Rights issue of the day. Once again the conservatives are on the wrong side.

These conservatives would rather bully, intimidate, and punish kids and others over a nonexistent threat. This is a perfect example of the politics of fear. It’s easier to stoke the fears of the lower informed than to solve actual problems. It works as the more conservative voters are too distracted by the fear of men in dresses entering the little girls room than to ask politicians about funding for education and transportation.

The irony here is that the states are complaining about federal government overreach while the state of North Carolina tells local municipalities that they can’t enact tolerant laws. Conservatives are deaf to irony.

It seems the only jobs Republicans will create are for bathroom police. It’s funny they never lobbied for surveillance of churches where pedophilia has actually taken place.

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GOP Worries


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This is a bonus cartoon. That means I didn’t put as much work or time into the artwork. I had the idea and figured the majority of my newspaper clients would recoil at the sight of it. So I drew it on my tablet while I was out with some friends. That means it was drawn with a stylus. No paper and no ink. I think drawing on my tablets makes me a bit more creative and allows me to get weirder than I usually am, if you can imagine that.

I love that conservatives bring up one or two examples of a man invading a unisex restroom. They use that as their reason that the new law in North Carolina is valid. Republicans just love being bullies. The thing is, their examples don’t bring up transgenders.

Here’s a little sense for you. If a child is in a public restroom, wouldn’t their parent be with them? If you’re in a restroom and someone makes you uncomfortable, wouldn’t you leave the restroom? Normal people do not hang out in a public restroom. You do your business and you leave. A normal person is not there to make friends, which is something a Republican would attempt in an airport restroom.

I also love that they are so worried about the potential of someone being raped while after that woman is raped, they don’t give two flips about her. They would rather spend the time trying to redefine rape or telling the victim they should be forced to see out a pregnancy their rapists put them through. What charming fellows they are.

Basically, Republicans are assholes. If vaginas had bullets, they would want to set them free.

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Republican Pedophile


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Back in the late 90’s during the Clinton administration Republicans spent over $70 million investigating a land transaction the president was involved with while he was governor of Arkansas. Republicans, who are always champions of limited government spending, only uncovered a consensual sex act between Clinton and an intern, so they impeached him and slut shamed her.

Unfortunately for them their Speaker of the House at the time was Newt Gingrich, who had his own sexual infractions, so he resigned to be replaced by Bob Livingston, who also had sexual transgressions. How are uptight Republicans supposed to impeach a guy for sex when their leaders are also bedroom bad guys? They figured it out by making a pedophile their Speaker.

Dennis Hastert was a high school wrestling coach before he went to Congress. During that time he was a pedophile. I’m supposed to write “accused” but screw that. He’s a pedophile. He put a Lazyboy recliner in the boys shower. That’s some serious commitment to watching young boys get naked and lathered up. You would think the barcalounger in the shower would have raised suspicions and concerns. Hell, a stool should have raised awareness or how about the coach even hanging out in the shower with the boys?

Hastert is accused of molesting five boys while he was a coach. His defense team says all he did was a “groin rub” to one of the boys. OK yeah, all is forgiven because rubbing a young boy’s groin regions is perfectly understandable, right? After that Denny massaged the young boy’s back and slept in the same bed. What? The claim is the teen had a groin pull so Hastert massaged it. Sounds like his groin was pulled alright.

So Republicans, those champions of saving us from sex freaks, are writing legislation bullying and shaming transgenders over what bathrooms they use in public. These Republicans are about as good with government staying out of our private lives as they are with fiscal matters.

Republicans lead Democrats 10-1 when it comes to sex scandals. Maybe they should stop worrying about what other people are doing in their private lives. They could spend the free time studying rape and understanding that definition.

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Virginia Wee-Wee And Hoo-Haa Checker


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Mark Cole is a Republican representative to the Virginia House of Delegates. He represents parts of Spotsylvania County, Stafford County and the city of Fredericksburg. This is the community I live in. We have a lot of insufferable, right wing, intolerant, fundamentalist lunatics in this area. But dammit. All the other Yahoos coordinated and got this one elected to public office. Suffice it to say, Delegate Cole is not representing my views.

Mr. Cole has a history of sponsoring legislation motivated by his paranoia. In 2010 he sponsored a bill that would ban the implantation of microchips into humans by their employers. He said “there’s a prophecy in the Bible that says you’ll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times, some people think these computer chips might be that mark.” Maybe someone should check Mr. Cole for the Mark of the Beast.

Now he’s worried about which bathroom transgender children will use. He has sponsored a bill which in part legislates the use of bathrooms based on “anatomical sex” in public schools. Cole has not explained how he envisions this law to work. How are school authorities supposed to determine the proper sex of their students? Who does it? How do they do it? Do they put an ad in the paper for a hoo-haa inspector? Will they reject applicants who drive creepy vans? Who the Hell wants that job, I mean other than pedophiles? This is crap I don’t want to think about. Maybe our legislators should stop thinking about it too.

Thankfully I don’t believe these questions will have to be answered since Virginia has a Democratic governor who is not a fundamentalist lunatic who fancies laws that bully children.

Cole says there are parents in his district concerned and worried about transgender children sharing a bathroom with their children. Tell those paranoid parents to instruct their children to use a stall. They still have those in school bathrooms, right? What bothers me more than transgender children are adults who want to check out their genitalia. Stop it.

When Cole isn’t fixated on the genitalia of school children he’s sponsoring bills that support voter suppression, memorialize the U.S. Congress to repeal personal income taxes and enact a national sales tax and another on the right to bear arms (which is already legal).

It’s bad enough students are confronted with bullying by fellow students. They don’t need adults to join in on the bullying.

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