SCOTUS

Made Possible By The GOP


Part of the Supreme Court majority’s argument in overturning Roe v. Wade was that this nation needs more children available for adoption. Justice Samuel Alito cited a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on why so many “suitable homes” are available: “the domestic supply of infants … relinquished at birth or within the first month of life available to be adopted [has] become virtually nonexistent.”

Alito pushed aside the argument of the constitutionality of abortion and “adopted” the reasoning that we should ban abortion to stock up baby mills. A high demand for rich people to adopt is not justification for women to lose the constitutional right to make decisions regarding their own bodies.

Let me sidetrack for just one paragraph to counter COVID deniers who’ve created a false equivalence that choosing to wear a face mask is the same as choosing whether or not to have an abortion. They like to throw “my body, my choice” at liberals. This is so basically simple I can’t believe I have to explain it, but I don’t have a lot of choice in you giving me COVID. You wear a face mask to protect others. A woman you don’t know having an abortion doesn’t affect you, but you can catch COVID from ignorant obnoxious assholes who are stupid and selfish enough to politicize a pandemic.

Speaking of politicizing an issue, that’s exactly what Alito and the rest of the majority goons did with abortion. That’s exactly what you do when you leave out crucial facts to your sidebar that when revealed, turn it into total gobblygook bullshit. Research shows that 90 percent of women who choose not to have an abortion end up keeping the child, not giving it up for adoption.

Republicans always argue they want “constitutionalists” to be judges. Yeah, me too. These right-wing goons on the highest court in the land rely more on fucknut talking points than the United States Constitution.

Adoption is for the rich and powerful, which means the product has to come from the poor. Basically, the Supreme Court wants poor women to be baby mills for the rich. The average cost of adopting a child in the United States is around $70,000. SCOTUS is less concerned with the Constitution and more concerned with capitalism.

Adoption is a great thing. I’m not dissing it and I’m not trying to put people down for being wealthy enough to adopt. I want every child in need of a home to find one. I love that there have been two adoptions in my own family (neither were babies). But, we shouldn’t purposely create children for adoption. Republicans are making the decision for women to use their bodies to be baby factories so the elite will have more options to adopt.

But it’s not just with forcing women to give birth where Republicans are great at creating parentless children.

Aiden McCarthy is two years old and he doesn’t have parents because they were both murdered during a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park this week. Kevin and Irina, Aiden’s parents, were murdered with the type of assault rifle Republicans and the NRA fight to make available to every person in the United States. They continue to resist, not just bans to these killing machines that nobody needs, but they even resist regulations for them.

The killer in Highland Park bought his assault rifle legally, even after at least two encounters with police. One encounter was over a suicide threat and the other was when a family member reported him saying he was going to “kill everyone.” Highland Park police confiscated 16 knives, a dagger, and a sword without arresting him.

Later, the then-19-year-old future murderer applied for a firearm owner’s identification card, which his father sponsored despite the kid’s past threats. The future killer passed four background checks. FOUR FUCKING BACKGROUND CHECKS. There were reports on this guy with the Highland Park Police and the Illinois State Police.

Now, because of our wishy-washy laws and regulations regarding assault weapons in this nation, Aiden McCarthy’s parents along with five others are dead. In addition to overturning Roe, the Supreme Court also weakened gun laws two weeks ago.

So, yeah. The Pro-Death Party is good at creating orphans for adoption.

Music note: I listened to Puddle of Mudd. Yeah, I know, but I like about five of their songs.

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Independence Day 2022


Is it ironic or coincidental that Independence Day arrives this year just as the Supreme Court destroyed independence for women to make decisions regarding their own bodies?

I don’t like holiday cartoons but I usually do one for Independence Day because it’s a great tool to make a point about freedom and hypocrisy in this country. Since I did a cartoon on Juneteenth, I feel I should do one for July 4th.

There’s a lot of hypocrisy that comes with celebrating Independence Day. For example, right-wing cartoonists who supported Donald Trump’s insurrection will publish red, white, and blue rah-rah flag-waving cheerleading bullshit on July 4th. These goons are the same goons who defend Ashli Babbitt and cry for her. This is like celebrating the Fourth of July while worshipping Benedict Arnold.

Come to think of it, if you’re a Trump supporter, you shouldn’t be celebrating the Fourth of July. You supported an insurrection against this nation. You supported the Big Lie that democracy doesn’t work and Trump had the election stolen from him. You supported motherfuckers who carried the Confederate flag through the halls of Congress. You support new election laws that take away voting rights from millions of Americans or at least make exercising their right much more difficult. You’re supporting new laws that give legislatures the right to decide who wins elections in their state, ignoring the vote tallies from local electoral boards. And today, you’re supporting destroying more rights for women. You’re advocating taking freedom away from citizens of the United States based on your religious mumbo-jumbo.

Trying to install the losing candidate as a fascist dictator isn’t done by people who love America. It’s done by goons who hate democracy. it’s unAmerican.

So on Monday, Magats, grill your hotdogs, drink your Skunky Lite, blow up fireworks, and scream “murica” despite the fact you’re a hypocritical traitor to this nation. I don’t want to see you two-face bastards displaying how much you love the country you’re trying to destroy.

A lot of people who’ve had their rights taken away are refusing to celebrate the Fourth this year. They feel this nation has betrayed them and they’re right. I think the MAGAts shouldn’t celebrate the Fourth. They should celebrate January 6, not because it’s Independence Day for MAGAts, but because it’s Treason Day.

I love the United States but it’s complicated. Despite all its flaws and times throughout history where she let me down as she’s doing today, I will still fight to save her from Donald Trump, Republicans, and MAGAts.

MAGA is unAmerican.

Creative note: I used Google images of steeples as my reference today but I don’t know why I didn’t just look out my window and use the two across the street.

Music note: I listened to The Cars while drawing today.

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Evil SCOTUS


There’s a particular trait that’s common among conservatives and that is for them to explain their positions, they have to lie. Have you ever heard anyone defend Donald Trump without lying? Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is a liar. But then again, the six extreme right-wing Christian fundamentalist justices that are the majority on the highest court in the land are proven liars.

In the ruling that came down today allowing a Washington state football coach to pray at a public school event, Gorsuch, who wrote for the majority, lied. It’s as if he didn’t pay any actual attention to the case and decided it’d suit his needs better if he just made some shit up. Naturally, this is one of Donald Trump’s appointees.

Gorsuch repeatedly claims in his writing for the majority that Joseph Kennedy, a former public school football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington state who prayed at the 50-yard line following football games, who was often joined by his players, members of the opposing team, and members of the general public, “offered his prayers quietly while his students were otherwise occupied.” That is a lie. The layman’s term for this is “bullshit.”

And once again, this court has thrown out precedent. This court has overruled Lemon v. Kurtzman, the 1971 decision that previously governed cases involving the Constitution’s language prohibiting an establishment of religion. This establishes, as usual, Christianity on government property in a government function. Do these fucks even know what “secular” means?

The coach did not pray silently. Anyone can pray at school or any other government facility. Prayer is not banned. Establishing a religion is banned which rules out public prayer. Kennedy held very public prayers on the 50-yeard line while players from both teams kneeled around him while he held up helmets from both teams as if he were the Moses of football.

One student’s father complained since his son felt compelled to join in despite being an atheist. There’s peer pressure and the fear the coach will sit you on the bench if you don’t worship Jesus with him. So, the school district told Kennedy to knock it off. Kennedy did not knock it off. Instead, the coach went on a media tour and even made an appearance on Good Morning, America. At the next game, there was what’s been described as a stampede to pray with the coach on the 50-yard line to help him with his “commitment to God.” It was so bad that even members of the high school band got trampled. You don’t see that shit at band camp.

But, I’m sure it was a very private stampede.

The 1971 case held that the government’s actions “must have a secular legislative purpose,” that their “principal or primary effect must be one that neither advances nor inhibits religion,” and that the government may not “foster ‘an excessive government entanglement with religion.’” A stampede for Jesus on a public school’s football field at the 50-yard line is NOT secular.

You don’t need God to play football anymore than you need the national anthem for sports.

Justice Gorsuch did not base his opinion on the Constitution. It’s why he lied. He even dismissed the photographic evidence of the prayer huddles. Since Gorsuch lied, it leaves me to speculate that he would have had a different ruling if the coach wasn’t Christian.

What if the coach was Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, or even worse…a Satanist?

The Church of Satan doesn’t literally worship the devil because Satanists are atheists. Satanists don’t believe in God or the Devil. They chose Satan as their symbol which makes sense as this country is supposed to guarantee the right to freedom of religion. That right also protects your freedom to be an atheist, so Satan is being used here as a symbol for atheists…and it freaks people the fuck out.

And that’s what I want. To freak people the fuck out…specifically, religious zealots who believe their religion takes priority and has greater rights than other religions. I want a liberal football coach somewhere in this nation (there has to be at least one) to conduct a Satanic ceremony after a public school’s football game on the 50-yard line. Neil Gorsuch rules that a coach can do that so I’m sure the school district won’t fire a coach for leading a Satanic prayer at a football game. And, even if that prayer summons a demon, Justice Gorsuch says that demon is allowed at a public school setting. Maybe a demon would enjoy a high school football game. Do demons like hotdogs? And, it wouldn’t be the first time someone summoned a demon to help with their football game. Ask Tom Brady.

And quite frankly, this public school demon needs to be raised and Neil Gorsuch and the rest of his troglodyte fundamentalist majority of hypocrites should be forced to live with it. The only problem is that it wouldn’t be fair to the demon.

Creative note: I read my lettering out loud just to hear how it sounds. For some reason, every time I said “Beezelbub,” my Amazon Echo device, Alexa, would light up. So, if you don’t get a new cartoon from me tomorrow or see any activity from me, it might mean I inadvertently summoned a demon. I should probably clean my bathroom.

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SCOTUS Erode Us


The far-right troglodyte court of religious zealots had a very busy week.

First, they ruled that religious private schools can receive taxpayer money. Naturally, this violates the separation of church and state which is in the Constitution.

Claiming they can actually comprehend the Constitution, SCOTUS’ next move was to allow people to carry concealed guns in New York City. I’ve been looking but I can’t find “concealed-carry” in the Constitution but I did find “well-regulated.”

Finally, SCOTUS did exactly what we expected them to do and that was to overturn Roe v. Wade based, not on the Constitution, but on their religious zealotry. If you’re a right-wing gun-humping religious zealot who wants to control women and tell them what they can and can’t do with their bodies, then you had a good week.

SCOTUS is overriding their function. They are legislating. Take the abortion case for example. They were hearing a case about banning abortions after a set number of weeks. Instead of just issuing a decision on that case, they created new laws. This is literally legislating from the bench.

The case they were hearing didn’t ask the court whether abortion is or isn’t constitutional, probably because most of the justices on the court have said that abortion is precedent and settled law.

The scary thing is, this is establishing a new precedent (irony abounds) for the court to strike down laws they’re not even hearing arguments about.

What will the Supreme Court strike down next that nobody’s asking them about?

Music note: I listened to a bunch of girl rock while drawing this (which took a while). I jammed to Paula Cole, Alanis Morrisette, the Cranberries, Melissa Etheridge, and Soul Asylum. Siri thinks Soul Asylum are girls.

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Our Dystopian Future


The people who argue that you can’t ban guns because people will still get guns are the same troglodytes who support banning abortion. But you don’t ban abortion, you just outlaw it.

This is a momentous occasion and I wasn’t sure how to address it with a cartoon. I’m still not sure. There’s so much to take from this.

Roe v. Wade was overturned by the will of the minority in this nation. More Americans voted against Donald Trump than for him. More Americans voted for Democratic Senate candidates than for Republicans. Yet, the people who were put in power by the few placed three justices on the court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The justices lied in their confirmation hearings. They each assured us that the Constitutional right to an abortion was precedent and protected law. Somehow after they were confirmed, it became “egregiously wrong.”

The man who nominated three of the six justices who overturned abortion tried to steal an election he lost through a coup and install himself as a fascist dictator.

Three of the six justices are sitting in stolen seats. Neil Gorsuch’s seat was stolen from an Obama nominee because Mitch McConnell wouldn’t even allow a hearing, claiming it was too close to an election and the people needed to have a say in the next appointment, never mind the fact that after the election more people had voted for Hillary Clinton than Trump and for more Democrats than Republicans, who voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch.

The seat Brett Kavanaugh sits in was occupied by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who resigned so Trump could fill it…which he couldn’t have filled if Putin hadn’t meddled in our election to install Trump into the presidency. Take it for what it’s worth, but for years, Kennedy’s son was in charge of real estate loans for Deutsche Bank, and he approved millions in loans for Trump when no other bank would.

Amy Coney Barrett, who had less than three years of experience as a judge before her nomination, is sitting in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, which became vacant less than two months before the election. So according to Mitch McConnell’s own argument about letting the people decide in the next election, Barrett is sitting in a stolen seat.

One of the six justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, Clarence Thomas, is married to a woman who helped Trump try to steal the election and install himself as a fascist dictator.

Each of the six justices are religious zealots. They are dictating laws onto this nation based not on the Constitution, but their fundamentalism.

All six of justice have been members of the Federalist Society, and extreme far-right fucknut legal club that has too much influence on our nation’s legal system. They provided Donald Trump with a list of judicial candidates to choose from.

The Supreme Court didn’t ban abortion outright. They just overturned Roe v. Wade and gave the decision to the states. We can expect at least 26 states to ban outright and several other states to pass heavy restrictions.

Republicans have always cried that abortion should be left to the states, not the federal government. But since Republicans are lying goons, we will see bills brought up in Congress to ban abortion nationally. If Republicans take the House and Senate and have enough votes to override a presidential veto, abortion will be outlawed even in blue states like New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, etc.

Will there be some Republicans in the House and Senate who will vote against a national ban on abortions? Sure, but their numbers are low and there are morons amongst them. Senator Susan Collins actually believed Brett Kavanaugh when he “assured” her he wouldn’t overturn Roe vs. Wade and voted to confirm him.

A lot of people are speculating abortion is just the first domino and contraception, marriage equality, and even integration of schools will be banned. Clarence Thomas has basically asked the yee-haw states to send cases on those issues to the Supreme Court so they ban those items.

If you’re thinking “golly-gee wilikens, they wouldn’t take a case restricting birth control as an excuse to outright ban it,” you are more gullible than Susan Collins. The very case they used to overturn Roe v. Wade wasn’t a total ban on abortion. The case from Mississippi was a ban on abortions after 15 weeks. The Supreme Court would have been wrong to side with Mississippi on the ban after 15 weeks, but instead of just being wrong, the six justices overstepped their mandate.

This is the deal Mitch McConnell and Republicans made with the devil, Donald Trump. They’ve been trying to end abortion since 1973. They don’t care that they could only do it by deception and through a racist pussy-grabbing narcissistic orange shitgibbon. And they’re not done since it’s still legal in every state.

Republicans are not going to be satisfied to let blue states make their own decisions. The evidence of that is they aren’t letting women make their own decisions.

Music note: I listened to some Incubus and Stone Temple Pilots while drawing all these bricks.

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Slithering SCOTUS


I love that conservatives are strict constitutionalists except when they’re not. Conservatives say they love the Constitution and it needs to be interpreted as it was written by the Founding Fathers, but they really only care about one amendment, the Second, and they even ignore half of that one. Hell, they can’t even say the complete sentence they’re always quoting.

Texas Republicans want to throw out the 16th Amendment which means they’re not constitutionalists at all. And when it comes to the First Amendment, conservatives love to take a crap on that one. They don’t care about freedom of speech except when it’s their speech. They don’t care about freedom of the press and want today’s media severely restricted. And, they truly believe in the separation of church and state only when it applies to other religions.

Case in point, the Supreme Court took a huge dump on the separation of church and state this week by ruling that taxpayers should fund church schools. I don’t think six religious zealots on the court interpreted “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between Church & State” the way Thomas Jefferson intended.

I don’t believe those six justices combined are as intelligent as Jefferson.

The 6-3 fucknut religious zealot majority ruled on a case in Maine, that if that public funds intended to support the education of students for whom a public option was not available, then those funds be made available to parents who wished to use them to pay for a religious school’s tuition. The court just ruled that taxpayer money must be used on religious education. What happened to no establishment of religion?

Under the Establishment Clause, the federal government and all governments under it, cities, states, territories, etc, are prohibited from establishing or sponsoring religion. Giving taxpayer money to church schools is the very definition of sponsoring.

Justice Stephen Breyer argues in the dissenting opinion, the opinion that makes sense, “The very point of the Establishment Clause is to prevent the government from sponsoring religious activity itself, thereby favoring one religion over another or favoring religion over nonreligion.”

This ruling by the court orders states to sponsor religion. But, can you see Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi, or Florida pumping tax money into a private Muslim school? Hell, funding a private Jewish school is probably out of the question in yee-haw states. This ruling will be abused. It’s not just that yee-haw fuckers will favor one religion over another religion, they’ll also favor their religion over no religion. So much for being a secular government.

I’m agnostic and I love that the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion because that means we have the freedom FROM religion…but maybe we don’t anymore because six religious fucknuts just based a Supreme Court decision on their dogma.

How would these six justices have ruled if the school in Maine was a Muslim school? They wouldn’t have ruled at all because they would have refused to hear the case. So, no public funding for Hogwarts.

We’re joining Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and many other authoritarian nations in setting laws based on religious mandates.

This country needs more people like Thomas Jefferson…and less like Amy Coney Barrett.

Music note: I decided to give Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” album a chance so I listened to about five songs from it while drawing this. I didn’t really get into it but it might be one of those things that grow on me.

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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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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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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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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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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.

Signed prints: The signed prints are just $40.00 each. Every cartoon on this site is available. You can pay through PayPal. If you don’t like PayPal, you can snail mail it to Clay Jones, P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402. I can mail the prints directly to you or if you’re purchasing as a gift, directly to the person you’re gifting.

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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