SCOTUS

Domestic Infant Supply


What was leaked out of the Supreme Court last week was a draft and not the final written opinion for the majority. Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed its authenticity but has declared this isn’t actually the final vote, though it is. But, I’m sure the draft will change because what we saw from the leak is a rough draft before someone was able to tell Justice Samuel Alito not to say the quiet part out loud.

I’m sure at some point, a law clerk would have suggested they remove the line about women being cattle.

At first, I thought this was some social media meme propaganda. Liberals do that stuff too which really pisses me off because we don’t have to make shit up to fight Republicans. They give us all the facts we need. And it sounded so ridiculous that I immediately smelled bullshit. A Supreme Court Justice wouldn’t really write a line in a legal opinion that views women as cattle. But, this is true. I fact-checked this and yes, the brief has a line about “domestic infant supply.”

On page 34 of the 98-page draft of the majority opinion, Alito wrote, ““Nearly 1 million women were seeking to adopt children in 2002, whereas the domestic supply of infants relinquished at birth or within the first month of life and available to adopt had become virtually nonexistent.”

I don’t know where to start with this. Oh, wait. Yes, I do. Bullshit!

It doesn’t matter if there’s a dropoff of “infants” available to adopt to justify stripping away a constitutional right women have had for the past 48 years. The reads like the majority views women as cattle who should be used as birthing boxes for people who can’t have their own children. It reads like women should be used to create an inventory for Babies-R-Us.

During oral arguments on this same case, Amy Coney Barrett said she “might not be inclined to protect a woman’s right to an abortion,” since adoption is an option. This isn’t less of a legal opinion and more of a moral one from someone who doesn’t have morals. I don’t care if you are a Supreme Court Justice, it’s not your place to make those decisions for other people. Yet, that’s what they’re going to do.

Justice Barrett, just because you had seven kids doesn’t mean every woman in the nation should be forced to have seven kids. The seven kids thing is scary as it gives me the impression Barrett, who plans to force others to live by her morals, is also opposed to birth control.

The majority of the Supremes, not the cool ones who sing “Baby Love,” are justifying destroying a constitutional right on religious zealotry, not the law.

Justice Clarence Thomas said Friday that the court can’t “give you only the outcome you want,” or be “bullied,” echoing a line in the draft opinion that says the court shouldn’t let society’s opinion impact their decision. This motherfucker’s wife helped plan the insurrection after voters didn’t give Republicans the outcome they wanted. Obviously, the Thomases don’t believe society’s opinion (votes) should impact who they want for president…or dictator.

What should be unconstitutional is five uptight fuckwads with sticks up their butts forcing America’s women to become baby factories. Hell, it sounds like Amy Coney Barrett is a baby factory all by herself, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the women in this nation should be forced to be breeders.

Liberals often argue that if Republicans really want to decrease pregnancies, then men should be forced to have vasectomies since they’re reversible. But they don’t want to decrease pregnancies. That’s not the business. Do you really believe the majority of the court wants to reduce rapes when one of them has been accused of attempting rape?

But the truth is, there are plenty of children available for adoption. What the Supremes want are more options, more selections, more choices. Can’t find the kid you want to adopt? Then maybe we can have one made for you. What do you want in an adopted infant? Blonde hair, blue eyes, light skin…oh, are you OK if they come with a tail and flippers? Yeah, there’s gonna be those since we’re forcing girls to give birth to their uncles’, brothers’, and daddies’ babies. In a lot of states, they want to force the birth of the infant even if the doctor knows the baby can’t survive outside the womb.

And for the infants who can’t be adopted by the perfect white families, fuck those infants. Republicans have spent the past 48 years trying to force women to have babies that Republicans have made no plans for. Republicans’ concern for the unborn stop after they’re born. They oppose every public effort to house, feed, educate or provide healthcare for poor children.

How in the hell can you be the party that wants to force more poor people to create humans while also opposing social welfare? You want to force poor women to have babies while gutting the schools those children will attend where you have taken away their lunch.

This has nothing to do about caring for children and has everything to do with religious zealotry. These Republicans want women to be cattle. Just because Amy Coney Barrett thinks she’s a cow doesn’t mean other women should be treated that way.

Women, if you don’t want to be herded by Republicans, vote in November because Mitch McConnell is also saying the quiet part out loud. While the Supreme Court says this is about states’ rights, McTurtle has already talked about making a federal law banning abortion nationwide.

Keeping Republicans from taking the House and Senate in November may be our last opportunity to save women’s rights.

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Alito’s Permission


The decision about to be handed down by the Supreme Court allowing states to outright ban abortion is a sexist one made mostly by men. These men have made up their minds about what a woman can or can’t do with their bodies. They’re not legislating what men can or can’t do with their bodies. Four of the five justices in the majority on this are Catholics. While 23 percent of the nation identifies as Catholic, six out nine of the current Supreme Court justices practice Catholicism.

Conservatives will point out that one of the justices voting to ban abortion is a woman. Yes, Amy Coney Barrett is a woman and one of the Catholics on the bench. But, she’s not just a Catholic. She’s also a member of People of Praise, a network of ecumenical intentional communities. What the hell is an intentional community? Think of it like a commune where everyone works toward the same goals, but spread out across the nation…and fanatical. It’s a cult. Many members do live together and seek advice/permission from leadership on everything from their household budget to whom they should marry. Members agree to submit to the leadership of a spiritual director and affirm a 181-word “covenant” that they frequently recite together. “We will serve one another and the community as a whole in all needs: spiritual, material, financial,” it reads in part. One former member of the cult said “The social scene was extremely Republican, very much Rush Limbaugh.” Nice.

For a story about the “covenant,” The New York Times attempted to interview current members of the group who didn’t respond to requests for interviews or declined to speak, citing concerns about privacy. Isn’t it special that the cult Amy Coney Barrett is a member of is concerned about PRIVACY? No, wait. They’re only concerned about the cult’s privacy.

In People of Praise, women are encouraged to work and have careers, but also to be subservient to men in a Christian tradition. Women can not hold leadership positions in the cult except as “woman leaders,” which is a position that teaches other women about their roles in the cult. Until 2017, “woman leader” was called “handmaiden.” They changed it after a TV adaptation of “A Handmaid’s Tale” gave the term a negative impression kinda in the same way Proud Boys, Oathkeepers, and Republicans eschew the term “Nazi.”

In the directory for one of the cult’s divisions in South Bend, Indiana, Amy Coney Barrett is listed as a “handmaid.” Maybe they just don’t use the term “handmaid” in public.

People are comparing this abortion ban to “A Handmaid’s Tale.” Meanwhile, we literally have a Supreme Court justice who identifies as a handmaiden. I find it incredulous that Amy Coney Barrett will ever cast a vote that would get her kicked out of this cult she’s been a member of since birth. A religious cult has a vote on the Supreme Court.

A document from the group titled “Men and Women in the People of Praise” says in one part that being the head of the household does not give a husband a license to dominate, but a wife “should take her husband’s direction seriously.” A husband’s responsibilities include “correcting” his wife should she stray from the proper path.

Of course, one of the Catholics on the court is Samuel Alito, who is writing the majority opinion banning abortions, arguing the word “abortion” is not in the Constitution. Based on that logic, everything that’s not mentioned in the Constitution from cars to airplanes to movie theaters to birth control to gay marriage to pop rocks are unconstitutional. Alito is “correcting” the Constitution and ordering the women in this nation not to stray from the proper path.

I wonder if People of Praise are as opposed to pop rocks as much as they are against gay marriage. Yes, Amy Coney Barrett believes gay marriage is a sin. Are sins constitutional? In fact, children of same-sex marriages are not allowed into the cult’s private schools. Is that sort of discrimination constitutional?

My point here is, we’re in trouble. While this decision wasn’t voted on entirely by men, you gotta take into account that the one woman voting to destroy abortion rights for women is in a male-dominated fundamentalist religious cult.

Creative note: I sketched out nine cartoons on the abortion case Thursday. And, I actually like most of them. I showed them all to Laura, one of my copy editors, and she said I should do a series and draw each one. I don’t think so but you will eventually see each of them.

Music note: I was able to listen to the entire Blue Album from Weezer while coloring this cartoon, plus six more songs from the Green Album and Maladroit.

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Grin And Barrett


I already wrote one blog today on this subject and I’ll probably write another, but I don’t feel the need to do so now. Instead, I’ll talk about the creative process.

I sketched out the idea of this last January. It was picked over for something else I really liked which I can’t remember now, even though I liked this one more. I held onto this cartoon because I knew it would be more powerful when the Supreme Court eventually banned abortion. Ya’ see, I knew this shit was going to happen.

Knowing this was going to happen doesn’t make me a great political prognosticator. Anyone with eyes and who’s been paying attention for the past five years could see this coming. Hell, you could say you saw it coming when the Supreme Court forced Florida to stop its recount in 2000 and gave the presidency to George W. Bush. The process for this started long before that. Predicting this was going to happen is like predicting Mitch McConnell will reverse a previous position to steal a Supreme Court Seat. It’s like predicting Republicans will destroy the filibuster to ban abortion in every state if they regain the Senate. You don’t have to be a genius to know Republicans are lying troglodyte sacks of worm excrement.

I was talking to my colleague and fellow ink slinger Matt Davies shortly after drawing this, and we were discussing the roughs we draw, or in my case, the amount of roughs. I sent him a screenshot of the file of roughs on my iPad, and even though each image was a tiny thumbnail, Matt could still read them and pointed out this cartoon. He really liked it and told me that was the cartoon I should be drawing. I told him I agreed but was saving it and he saw the light in that.

Earlier today, my colleague Joe Heller sent me a private message on Facebook showing me the rough for his cartoon on the Supreme Court leak (it’s beautiful) and I showed him this carton while it was in progress. I really liked what he came up with and he liked mine too. That gave me additional confidence this is a good cartoon.

On my Surface Pro, I pulled up the rough sketch, transferred it to my Roughs Folder to add to the next blog of roughs, and started a brand new drawing on the iPad. Then I realized I really liked the rough and I should just draw on top of that and add more to it. The only problem was, I had to find it. Now, where did I put that cartoon?

There are over 50 folders in the Procreate app on my iPad that contain rough sketches. Each folder is a week’s collection of roughs. I had to figure out when I drew the rough. I had to go through folder after folder to find it, and start the search with a guess. Some folders only have two sketches while others have more than 20. It was a hunt but I found it. It was drawn last January which meant I only had to go through about 20 folders.

I’m sure this will not be the last cartoon I draw on this issue. That also is NOT a bold prediction.

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Goodbye To Women’s Rights


The citizens of this nation are about to lose a constitutional right.

In a leaked initial draft obtained by Politico last night, Justice Samuel Alito wrote, “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.” This is a preliminary private vote that can change, but won’t. Chief Justice John Roberts, who is comfortable with extreme restrictions on a woman’s right to choose but not with banning it entirely, is voting with the minority to uphold abortion.

For Politico, Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward write, “The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right.”

Alito writes in the document labeled the “Opinion of the Court,” “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

The people’s elected representatives is kind of the thing, isn’t it?

Mitch McConnell denied President Obama his third Supreme Court nominee a confirmation vote and even refused hearings. In his place, we got Trump’s Neil Gorsuch who is voting to destroy women’s rights to make health decisions regarding their own bodies. McConnell justified this seat steal by claiming there shouldn’t be a confirmation during an election year and the people should get to have a say in the pick…which they already had by electing Obama three years previously and the four years before that.

Then, Justice Anthony Kennedy retired in a deal with Donald Trump that smells fishy to high hell. His replacement was the beer-loving crying Brett Kavanaugh, a man accused of sexual assault. A man who didn’t seem mentally or emotionally up to the task of being a Supreme Court justice. Now he’s assaulting women again. If you’re female and you feel something clenching your uterus, that’s Brett. Would Justice Kennedy have retired if Donald Trump wasn’t president (sic)?

Then, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died less than two months before the 2020 election, and remembering his argument that there shouldn’t be SCOTUS confirmations during an election, Mitch McConnell threw his former position out the window and rushed the confirmation of Trump goon Amy Coney Barrett through before the election. His argument this time was that the Senate was elected by the people, and since Republicans were the majority that this was what the people wanted. The people gave the Democrats the majority two months later. Mitch McConnell doesn’t care if the entire world can see him cheating and for the lying hypocrite he is. He truly doesn’t care as long as he gets what he wants.

Donald Trump didn’t win the popular vote. Hell, George W. Bush didn’t win the popular vote for his first term. The Supreme Court, with justices appointed by his daddy, made George W. Bush president. Despite the Senate being controlled by Republicans during the Trump administration (sic), the majority of this nation’s voters voted for Democratic Senate candidates. Add that to the fact Donald Trump would not be president if NOT for the meddling and interference of Vladimir Putin. This is a fact. So what we have here is a constitutional right being taken away by a court put in place by the white Christian minority voters of this nation. This is not what the people wanted. This is not the direction the people want this nation to go in.

The decision argues that “abortion” is not mentioned in the Constitution. Guess what else isn’t. Birth Control, mixed marriage, and gay marriage. So what right will this ultra-right court full of religious extremists destroy next?

This decision is not final. It’s a draft that’s in the editing stage…or maybe still in the writing stage. Some votes during this stage can change but I don’t see Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, Alito, Barrett, or Clarence Thomas changing their vote not to destroy Roe V. Wade. This will probably be final and official in July.

What this means is that about 20 yee-haw states will ban abortion entirely, even in the case of rape, incest, and danger to the life of the woman carrying the fetus. Eleven states have laws that will automatically ban abortion as soon as the decision comes down. More fucknut states will follow suit as fast as they can pass bills and get them on governors’ desks. Don’t be surprised if there are a few special legislative sessions called for the sole purpose of banning abortion. But, this ruling makes abortion a state issue and it will still be legal in states where people don’t drag their knuckles and use eating utensils.

Some of these yee-haw states have made it illegal to leave the state to get an abortion. The Supreme Court has not ruled on one state making something illegal in another state…or have they allowed that? In the past, southern states made it a crime to leave and marry another person in another state. Returning home brought the possibility of jail time. This is what we’re returning to.

As you may recall, Republicans are always arguing about state rights. Yeah, like with everything else they say, that’s bullshit because as soon as the GOP takes back Congress, they’re going to do all they can to ban abortion for the entire nation. They’ll probably kill the filibuster in the Senate to ban abortion.

And what about a state like Virginia which voted heavily for President Biden but then got stupid over racist dog-whistles and elected a Republican who promised he had no interest in enacting Texas-style abortion laws? Expect that to be bullshit too as Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has a Republican General Assembly, and as we’ve noted, all Republicans are liars. Virginia’s Republicans will ban abortion. And you thought you were just voting against Critical Race Theory being taught to your kids. Here’s the worst part: Critical Race Theory was NEVER being taught to your kids. You fell for that shit and now you’re losing a constitutional right.

What this means is that you need to vote. Vote. Vote. Vote, motherfuckers, vote. I don’t care what state the economy is in or what gaffe President Biden said today or if you’re hearing the word “woke” a lot. Vote Democrat. If you don’t, you’re letting the troglodytes take over this country without even fighting for it.

Welcome to backward America where dogmatic religious zealots create laws dictating how you live your life. We’re going to give the Taliban a run for their money.

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Mitchy Oscars


Here’s your cartoon for this week’s CNN Opinion newsletter. Please sign up to get these in your inbox every Sunday. 

My editor called me Friday afternoon after I sent the rough of this cartoon and said I was banned from the CNN Opinion newsletter for ten years because I had sent him a drawing of a naked Mitch McConnell.

Music note: I listened to Hole while drawing this. There’s a bit of irony in that Courtney Love can’t sing, but bass player Melissa Auf der Maur provides amazing backing vocals on the “Celebrity Skin” album, especially on “Heaven Tonight”

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Justice Jackson


by a 53-47 vote, The United States Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court yesterday, making her the first black woman in history to be on the court. Three Republicans, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski joined every Democrat in voting for her.

There should have been more Republicans voting for Justice Jackson as she’s one of the most qualified judges to ever be nominated for the Supreme Court, if not the most qualified. The three Republicans who voted for her know full well that Jackson will cast votes they disagree with, but they also know she’s qualified and understands the Constitution. These are qualifications the rest of the GOP in the Senate don’t care about, or at least not when their racist cultist base is watching.

Sure, you had Tom Cotton saying she would have defended Nazi war criminals. You had Marsha Blackburn asking her to define “woman.” You had Ted Cruz on a tangent about racist babies. You had Lindsey Graham upset and flailing his arms around about something or others. And then there was Josh Hawley, the goon who gave a fist salute to terrorists, being the ringleader for the attacks painting her as soft on pedophiles. But where were the more rational members of the GOP during this?

I get there was no hope to get votes from Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Tommy Tuberville, Chuck Grassley, or Rick Scott, even though some of them have voted for her in the past. But why didn’t Mitch McConnell vote for her? Voting for her could have helped his arguments for stealing Supreme Court seats and had made him look somewhat reasonable.

Why didn’t Louisiana’s Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy vote for her? Cassidy voted to impeach Trump so he’s somewhat reasonable. John Kennedy once rejected a Trump nominee for a lower court because he was unqualified…so why reject someone who is?

Others I could see crossing party lines to vote for her are Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Ben Sasse, Rob Portman, Jim Inhofe, Pat Toomey, John Cornyn, Mike Lee, and Tim Scott.

Tim Scott is the only black Republican in the Senate. He’s acknowledged racism from conservatives at times, so why join the racists in rejecting the first black woman on the Supreme Court? I know he represents South Carlina, but he could have chosen to be a powerful voice in doing the right thing. His vote to confirm could have prompted more yes votes from his side of the aisle. Besides, he had voted for her in the past.

And Lindsey Graham…this guy previously voted to confirm Judge Jackson to federal courts…twice. In fact…a lot of these Republicans had supported Jackson in the past.

Which Republicans voted to confirm Judge Jackson to federal courts in the past? They are Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Chuck Grassley, Richard Shelby, Mitch McConnell, Mitch Inhofe, John Cornyn, Mike Crapo, Richard Burr, John Thune, John Barrasso, Roger Wicker, Jim Risch, Roy Blunt, Jerry Moran, Rob Portman, John Boozman, Pat Toomey, John Hoeven, Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Deb Fischer, Tim Scott…wait for it…Ted Cruz.

So what happened between these Republicans voting yes to voting no? Did they not do their research last time? Did Judge Jackson do something new and despicable between the votes? Or…hear me out…the cameras were on?

After the vote and while Democrats celebrated, the Republicans walked out of the chamber. They went from voting for her to voting no to being disgusted she was confirmed. Republicans are all a bunch of posers who won’t even consider doing what’s right if there’s a camera in the room. They all just want to grovel and appeal to their MAGA racist bases…even the black guy.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson won’t change the political makeup of the court. Conservatives hold a 6-3 advantage. But I hope President Biden gets another appointment. Hell, the orange ass-clown got three. I’m looking long-term. I hope the future brings us Democratic presidents who get Supreme Court nominations who will stop Republicans from putting justices on the bench dragging this nation backward.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is a step in the right direction.

How disgusting do you have to be to be proud it’s on your record that you voted against the first black woman on the Supreme Court?

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Jail For Ginni


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Ginni’s Disappointing Hole


When the Supreme Court rejected Donald Trump’s efforts to block the National Archives from giving documents from his presidency (sic) to the January 6 committee investigating the attack on the Capitol building, only one justice dissented. I’ll give you one guess who that justice was.

In the weeks between the 2020 presidential election, won by Joe Biden over Donald Trump, and the January 6 attack, Ginni Thomas sent multiple text messages to Trump’s Chief-of-Staff Mark Meadows to do everything he could to overturn the election. Ginni is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Did you think that same-last-name-thing was just a coincidence?

In one of those messages, she urged Meadows to “release the Kraken and save us from the left taking America down.” The “Kraken” is what Trump’s ridiculous Qanon lawyer Sidney Powell kept promising to release which would prove the election was stolen by Democrats. We never got that Kraken. We did get a bunch of Crapen. Get it? Crap, Crapen, Kraken? Never mind.

In another text, she wrote, “I can’t see Americans swallowing the obvious fraud. Just going with one more thing with no frickin consequences.” She also wrote, “We just cave to people wanting Biden to be anointed? Many of us can’t continue the GOP charade.”

The texts were a part of more than 9,000 documents turned over to the Jan 6 Committee. The texts detailed Meadows’s interactions with Republican politicians and other assorted goons as they planned strategies to steal the election and install the guy who lost it, Donald Trump, as a fascist Cheeto dictator.

The committee got 29 text messages, most of which were from Ginni which makes me assume that at some point, it got too crazy even for Meadows to respond to, which is like the morning I woke up to find 19 blood-curdling messages from the girl I met in Las Vegas. Is it blood “curdling” or “curling?” Anyway, I was scared.

Here’s the thing, kiddos: Ginni was a part of the effort, coordinating with the Trump White House (sic), to steal an election and install Tiny Orange as a dictator. Her husband sits on the Supreme Court, which is supposed to be a check on the other branches of government (in case you’re a Republican, there are three branches of government, In case you’re Senator Tommy Tuberville, Congress is NOT two of them), and would later hear cases involving Trump’s attempt to overturn the election he lost.

Ginni is a GOP operative goon and a lot of the crap she’s involved in lands before the Supreme Court…which her husband, who is also a goon, will vote on. Does he ever recuse himself from cases that involve his wife? No. She claims they never discuss their work with each other. If they did, I can see it in my head in the style of one of J.D’s fantasies from the TV show Scrubs.

Clarence and Ginni are at the breakfast nook.
Clarence: Ginni, what will you be working on today?
Ginni: Oh, Clarence. I expect a busy day trying to install Donald Trump as a fascist Cheeto dictator by overturning the election he lost to the actual winner, Joe Biden. Grr, I hate Joe Biden.
Clarence: And how will you overturn it?
Ginni: By releasing the Kraken. What are your plans for today?
Clarence: Obviously, voting to support your Kraken. Grr, I hate Joe Biden too.
Ginni: You are the bestest judge ever, Clarence.
Clarence: I know. Can you pass the Coco Puffs? I’m really coo-coo for them.
Ginni: The doctor says you’re supposed to be eating Grape Nuts, but since you’re going to vote for my Kraken…

So, have you figured out which one of the nine Supreme Court justices voted to keep the Jan 6 Committee from seeing that Ginni Thomas tried to overturn a democratically-held election and install a fascist Cheeto dictator?

I’ll give you just one hint: He’s coo-coo.

Music Note: It’s Friday and I don’t have the idea for this week’s CNN cartoon yet, so I didn’t listen to music. I was thinking and watching news. It didn’t work.

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Defenders of Terrorism


It’s very amusing to hear the goons who defended an insurrection go after someone who defended terrorism suspects as a public defender and accuse her of being soft on crime.

When Donald Trump was impeached for using government resources to extort a foreign president for political dirt on an opponent, and then impeached again for inciting a terrorist attack to overturn a democratic election, senators Tom Cotton, John Cornyn, Marsha Blackburn, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley each voted against conviction.

There is no better example of being soft on crime than rejecting to punish terrorists.

Let’s get one thing straight and out into the open: The people who attacked the Capitol building on January 6, 2021, were not protesting. They were not exercising their freedom of speech. They weren’t protesters who just got a little too passionate. They were not people who “loved their country” or who cared about “election integrity.” They were terrorists.

People who try to overturn a free and fair democratic election are not patriots. People who try to overthrow the government through violence to install an unelected fascist dictator are terrorists. People who break into the Capitol building with nooses while wearing riot gear and chanting to hang the vice president of the United States are terrorists. People who attack law enforcement to overturn the government are terrorists. Ashli Babbitt, the goon stealing Nancy Pelosi’s podium, the idiot who sat at her desk and stole government documents from it, the howling Qanon Shaman, and everyone who defecated in the hallways and smeared it on the walls is a terrorist who attacked the United States of America. This should not be debatable or questioned.

Even Republicans who have condemned the attack are using the same lies to change voter laws that the terrorists used to overturn our government.

And another thing: You can’t accuse people of being soft on crime if you want a child to be forced to carry her rapist uncle’s baby.

John Cornyn described Ketanji Brown Jackson as “zealous” when she was picked as a public defender to defend terrorism suspects. He accused her of doing her job. A lawyer does not become a public defender with the goal of not giving every defense a fair trial. A person doesn’t become a public defender with the intention of giving some suspects just 30 percent of effort in their defense. Republicans need to remember that everyone in America deserves a fair trial. It’s in the Constitution. I known Republicans stop reading at the Second Amendment, but trust me. It’s in there.

And some of these Republicans didn’t just choose not to punish Trump for the insurrection. They didn’t just defend the terrorists. Some of them aided and abetted the terrorist attack, which was committed by white nationalists, by the way.

Josh Hawley was pictured outside the Capitol giving the terrorists an enthusiastic fist bump to show his solidarity. He also voted against certifying the electoral college. Ted Cruz pushed the lie that the election was rigged and still voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump. Marsha Blackburn initially intended to vote against certification but changed her mind after the terrorist attack.

When it comes to defending the Constitution and the United States of America, Republicans are the weakest and the most pathetic.

Music Note: I listened to Van Joy, The Lumineers, and Tonic while drawing this cartoon.

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Racist Babies


I’ve heard for years from people who have experience with Texas Senator Ted Cruz that nobody likes him. Former Democratic Senator Al Franken said he likes Ted Cruz more than anyone else in the Senate likes him…and he hated Ted Cruz. Even Republicans don’t want to get stuck in an elevator with Ted Cruz.

I think it’s true. Nobody likes Ted Cruz and the new evidence to this working theory is taken from yesterday’s hearing on Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. We expected a lot of hostility from Republicans on the nomination of a black female who may be the most qualified justice ever nominated for the Supreme Court. We even expected some stupid questions from Republicans because Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn, and Josh Horseface Hawley are on the committee. But did anyone expect stupidity on the levels Ted Cruz gave yesterday? Yeah, we did.

Ya’ see, kids…these senators don’t put their questions together by themselves. They have staffs who help them. Ted Cruz did not personally go to Kinko’s for the huge graphics on easels he displayed yesterday. Senators also coordinate these questions with their colleagues so they’re not ALL asking the same Qanon questions about pedophiles. So you would think that somewhere in the process of Ted Cruz putting together his presentation, someone would have said “uh, no.” You would think there would have been at least one “please don’t do that” from amongst his staff and colleagues. There should have been at least one person in the room who cared enough for Ted Cruz and would have tried to prevent him from making a royal sniveling condescending ass out of himself and said, “Senator, maybe lecturing black women on racism isn’t the best way to go.” Someone should have pointed out that the 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory don’t have anything to do with being a federal judge. At the very least, someone should have said, “Please, Senator, for the love of God and all that is holy…don’t ask her about racist babies.” But no, someone on his staff went to Kinko’s to pick that shit up so Ted could go on national television in front of the entire goddamn world and ask a black female judge with a degree from Harvard who’s about to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States if she believes babies are racist. For all we know, one of his daughters made the Kinko’s run.

Nobody stopped him because nobody likes Ted Cruz. Somewhere in the halls of Congress yesterday, someone who had been in that room helping Cancun Cruz prepare his line of questions was snickering their ass off.

Ted Cruz, like most MAGAts, is a victim of the Dunning-Kruger Effect which is when an idiot doesn’t know he’s an idiot. For Ted, his case should be called the “Duh-Kruger Effect.” This is not the same level as Herschel Walker saying evolution isn’t real because we still have monkeys, but Ted Cruz is on the level of being a smart idiot. Ted tries really hard to be stupid. The only people worse are those who believe Ted Cruz really showed someone else up.

Judge Jackson had to wade through a lot of absurdity yesterday and will do so again today. She had a lot of pauses before answering questions which is probably her way to prevent her first reply being “are you an effing moron”? Or, “Did you eat paint chips as a kid”? Or, “Did your mother drop you a lot when you were a baby?” Or, “What freaking snail pond did you slither out of”?

Lindsey Graham used his time to rant about the treatment Justice Amy Coney Barrett received during her confirmation hearings, not for the Supreme Court, but when she was nominated for a lower federal bench in 2017. Back then, Senator Diane Feinstein asked Barrett about her religion because Barrett had a history of making a huge deal about her religion. So Graham asked Judge Jackson yesterday to rate her religious faith on a “scale of one to ten.” Graham was trying to make white people who are in fundamentalist cults appear as victims.

Senator Horseface (Hawley. Keep up) said, “I’ve noticed an alarming pattern when it comes to Judge Jackson’s treatment of sex offenders, especially those preying on children,” he said accusing her of “a pattern of letting child porn offenders off the hook for their appalling crimes.” This is the same guy who let Donald Trump off the hook for his appalling crimes. Ted Cruz had also gone down the pedophilia rabbit hole. This is an appeal to the Qanon crowd who believed Hillary Clinton was running a pedophile ring in a DC pizza joint, which is still better than what they’re doing at Papa John’s.

John Cornyn scolded Jackson, who is a former public defender, for the way she represented “people who have committed terrorist acts against the United States,” saying her “zealous advocacy has gone beyond the pale.” Like Hawley, this guy voted against impeaching Donald Trump who called for terrorists to attack the very Capitol where he was scolding Judge Jackson for doing her job as a public defender.

Tom Cotton, another goon cozy with Trump’s white nationalist terrorists, tried to associate Judge Jackson with “anarchists, rioters, left-wing street militias,” the “breakdown of society,” and “Soros prosecutors” who “destroy our criminal justice system from within.”

Marsha Blackburn, who may have fewer working brain cells than Herschel Walker, accused Judge Jackson of providing “free legal services to help terrorists get out of Gitmo and go back to the fight,” supporting “the radical left’s attempt to pack the Supreme Court” and harboring a “hidden agenda to let violent criminals, cop killers and child predators back to the streets.” Blackburn is another GOP goon who voted against impeaching Trump for inciting a terrorist attack. Blackburn also accused Judge Jackson of seeing the United States as a “fundamentally racist country” and having a “personal hidden agenda to incorporate Critical Race Theory into our legal system.” I don’t even know how that would work.

Blackburn then accused Judge Jackson of trying to incorporate Critical Race Theory into every aspect of society where you won’t even be able to get an order of Chicken McNuggets without them having a little CRT in them. They always screw you at the drive-thru!
OK, I made that paragraph up, but it’s just as legit as what Blackburn actually said.

But it was Ted Cruz who brought props and even a copy of the children’s book, “Antiracist Baby.” Ted held up the book and asked Judge Jackson perhaps the most ridiculous question that’s ever been asked in the United States Capitol building, and keep in mind, this is the same building where Trump terrorists were asking where was the best spot in the hallways to drop a deuce. Keep in mind, this is the same building where Senator Tommy Tuberville pushes every button in the elevators because the colors are pretty. Keep in mind, this is the same building where Marjorie Taylor Green checks under every desk for free gum. Ted Cruz asked Judge Jackson if she believes babies are racist. This isn’t like the Chicken McNugget thing I made up. This actually happened.

Judge Jackson sits on the board of Georgetown Day School and Cancun Cruz was asking her how Critical Race Theory was a part of the school’s curriculum. Board members of the school don’t set the curriculum. Critical Race Theory doesn’t have anything to do with federal judgeships. And, Georgetown Day School is private. “Antiracist Baby” is a book taught at the private school.

Ted then went after her for past statements she had made about the school advancing “social justice.” Ted and other Republicans have made “social justice” a code word for racists to react negatively to, like “welfare queen,” “woke,” and “books.” They find “social justice” nearly as icky as we find Ted Cruz.

Ted talked about another book taught at the school, “Stamped,” which is by the same author as “Antiracist Baby.” Ted had major issues with text on page 33 (he was trying to prove he read the book) where the question is asked if it’s OK to send white people “back” to Europe. Ted miscomprehended, or lied, about the passage as it’s not saying we should send white people “back” to Europe. It’s illustrating a point about black and brown people being told to “go back to where you came from,” like when Donald Trump made a rally chant of “send them back” about nonwhite women in the United States Congress.

Before the hearing, Ted was in Montana and pitched a fit because he missed the boarding call. He made so much of a ruckus that the cops had to be called. Ted really wanted to get on that flight as if he was fleeing from a snowstorm and escaping to Cancun. Ted was trying to get back to Washington, DC so he could take part in the hearings. He eventually got a flight out and I can guarantee there was at least one racist baby on that plane.

Music Note: I listened to the Rolling Stones while drawing this cartoon.

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