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Secret Republican Abortion Club


Can you believe a second woman is now accusing Herschel Walker of paying for an abortion? I can. Do you know why I can believe it? Because he did it. This is like Donald Trump and accusations of sexual assault. Who are you going to believe, Trump or the 26 women accusing him? You can’t believe people when they have a long history and pattern of lying about everything.

Let’s look at just a few of the lies told by Herschel Walker, the current Republican candidate for Georgia’s senate seat.

Herschel Walker lied about being a cop. He was never ever a cop. Never.

Herschel Walker lied about being an FBI agent. He was never an FBI agent. He said he’s been to Quantico and his campaign said he had once run a “women’s self-defense training, participating in the FBI Academy at Quantico.”
It just occurred to me that I’m an FBI agent too. How is that? Years ago, I was a guest speaker at an FBI class at Quantico. It was a class for police from across the nation about the media. Since I spoke at a training thingamajig at the FBI Academy, that makes me an FBI agent, at least when I use Herschel’s logic. The ingrates at the academy never did send me my badge.

Herschel Walker lied about graduating from college in the top one percent.

Herschel Walker lied about graduating from college.

Herschel Walker lied about having a bachelor’s degree.

Walker lied about being the founder of a charity for veterans.

Walker lied that the veterans’ charity he didn’t found is a charity, but is actually a for-profit operation which he worked for as a spokesman and has been investigated by the Department of Justice and the FBI (probably the same FBI he never worked for) for being a con.
When I worked for a newspaper, I never claimed I started or owned the newspaper. Has Herschel claimed he owns the UGA Bulldogs, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, or the New Jersey Generals? Of course not, because nobody wants to claim they owned the New Jersey Generals.

Herschel lied when he claimed his business, Herschel’s Famous 34 Food Products (this is really a thing) donated 15% of its profits to charity. One of the charities he claims he’s donated to refused to comment and three others said they have no record of donations from Herschel or his company.
Donald Trump did the same thing, except it was his own “charity” that he never donated to but claimed he did. Instead, Trump used his charity to buy gifts for himself, like signed sports objects and portraits of himself, and to coordinate with his 2016 presidential campaign. He also used it as a con for receiving payments. Like when he did that Wrestlemania, payment from WWE went into his charity instead of to him. That way, there were no taxes on the money and Trump got to use it to buy Tim Tebow’s balls.

Herschel lied when he claimed he owned the “largest” upholstery business in the country. He doesn’t just NOT own the largest, but Herschel doesn’t and has never owned an upholstery company. I can’t even tell you the reason for this ridiculous preposterous lie. There doesn’t seem to be any reason for it. It’s like when Trump claimed he was voted Michigan Man of the Year, which doesn’t exist.
I own a trailer park and it’s the largest trailer park in the world. It’s called Clay’s Famous Trailer Park. Don’t look it up. If you claim you looked it up but couldn’t find it, then you’re lying. See how that works?

Herschel lied when he said he was a quarter Native American and that his grandmother was a “full-blooded Cherokee”. Herschel’s own mother said that’s not true. Remember when Republicans mocked Elizabeth Warren for claiming she’s part Native American? Wouldn’t it be funny if it’s discovered Herschel is related to Elizabeth Warren? Liz probably wouldn’t find it funny.

Herschel lied when he said Trump won the 2020 election. When people say this bullshit, it’s not an opinion. It’s a lie. There are no facts to support this lie. Fact, fact, fuckity fact, fact.

Walker lied about how many children he has. Currently, we’re at four, three of whom he initially refused to acknowledge. We’re still not sure there are only four.

And of course, Herschel has lied about paying for abortions. The first accuser produced a receipt and a get-well card from Herschel. Now there’s a second accuser. Are both women lying and Herschel’s telling the truth? Herschel has not given us any reason to believe him about anything…ever.

Herschel, like all Republicans, is a lying hypocrite. If Georgians make Herschel their next senator, Herschel will vote to ban abortion nationwide, even though most Republicans are saying it’s a “states” issue. Yeah, they’ll abandon that as soon as they have the House and Senate.

And soon, the only abortions there will be exceptions for will be for women knocked up by Herschel Walker.

Music note: I listened to Talking Heads and Third Eye Blind while drawing today’s cartoon.

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Officer Cracker Jack


Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock and former football great, deadbeat dad, abortion provider, occasional wife beater, serial liar, non-Cherokee, and never-ever-been-a-cop Hershel Walker had a debate last night in Savannah, Georgia. It’s likely to be their only debate.

Herschel Walker is being lavished with praise for being coherent for most of the night. Most of the night. The bar for Herschel was so low that he could say diabetics need to “eat right” instead of taking insulin, and flash a fake police badge, change his position on abortion, and still receive praise for being able to stand up straight for most of the night. Republicans are counting this as a win. They’re probably just happy he didn’t repeat that story about the bull and three pregnant cows.

Walker is an opponent of abortion despite the fact he paid for one and tried to coerce the same woman to have another. He’s also a big supporter of the police despite threatening to have a shoot-out with them once.

Walker went from a position of being opposed to all abortions, even in the case of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger, to being OK with abortions in those instances. He also flipped from saying Trump won the 2020 election to saying Biden won, though he didn’t say Biden won legitimately or that Trump lost.

Walker chastised Warnock for scrutinizing police and claiming that Warnock alone has demoralized police and is fully responsible for lower recruitment. Warnock shot back and destroyed Walker with his response.

Warnock pointed out that you can support police while still scrutinizing them, like you can with all professions. Based upon GOP logic, you don’t support the medical community if you get a breast implant when you actually went to the hospital to get your tonsils out, and you have some criticism over it. A real supporter would accept the botched procedure and be grateful for looking firm and perky.

After explaining reason and logic to Walker, that you can support police while criticizing them, Warnock took the lying abortion providing hypocrite down. Warnock said, “One thing I have not done: I have never pretended to be a police officer. And I’ve never threatened a shootout with the police.”

Walker responded by pulling a black wallet from his suit jacket pocket, which held a five-pointed gold badge, saying, “You know what’s so funny? I am work [sic] with many police officers.”

If you’re a Georgia voter, you need to say, “I am not vote for Herschel Walker.”

One of the two debate moderators, WSAV news anchor Tina Tyus-Shaw, admonished Walker saying, “You have a prop. That is not allowed, sir.”

Walker replied, “Well, it’s not a prop. This is real.” No, Hershel, it’s a prop. Even if it was real, in this setting, it would still be a prop. This man is clearly not qualified mentally to be a United States Senator.

Walker has made many unfounded claims that he has “worked in law enforcement.” Herschel Walker lies about working with police like he lies about how many kids he has, or how many abortions he’s paid for, or what race he’s a member of. Yes, the man has lied about being Native American.

I’m positive that all those Republicans who piled on Elizabeth Warren’s claim of being Native American will ignore Herschel’s bullshit that he’s a quarter Cherokee, which is own mother has refuted.

Don’t forget Herschel Walker has lied about graduating at the top of his class from the University of Georgia despite the fact he never graduated.

At one point, Senator Warnock said, “I think (Walker) should tell the people of Georgia why he thinks they should have expensive insulin and why the pharmaceutical companies should be able to charge us whatever they like.”

Walker replied with, “I believe in reducing insulin, but at the same time you got to eat right. Because he may not know and I know many people that’s on insulin, and unless you have eating right, insulin is doing you no good.” Walker went on to say, “ You have to get food prices down and you got to get gas down so that they can go get insulin.”

What to the what to the fucking what? Insulin doesn’t do no good unless you have eating right, but get the food prices down and the gas down, and then you can have insulin? And people think Herschel won this debate?

Excuse, but how do you say stupid-ass shit like “insulin is doing you no good if you don’t have eating right,” and win a debate? You don’t.

Herschel Walker is a liar, a hypocrite, a deadbeat dad, and a wife beater. He’s a insane, stupid, and evil. Georgia can NOT put this man in the Senate.

A real cop with a real badge should arrest the Republicans responsible for making this lying lunatic their candidate.

Creative note: Still drawing in Louisiana.

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Horton Hears A Race-Baiting


The race for Pennsylvania’s open senate seat between John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz is becoming more intense…and hateful.

Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, the Democrat, advocated for the release of Dennis and Lee Horton, long-incarcerated brothers serving life sentences for second-degree murder in a 1993 armed robbery. The brothers’ sentences were commuted last year by Governor Tom Wolf. The brothers have always maintained their innocence.

The brothers claim they were pulled over by police after giving a friend a ride, not knowing he was fleeing the cops. Some witnesses claim the brothers were assailants while police files document another person as the shooter. Prison administrators supported the brother’s case for clemency.

Dennis and Lee now work for the Fetterman campaign and the crudité-eating Republican candidate who actually lives in New Jersey has called for the Democratic campaign to fire them.

Oz’s campaign has released an ad with a narrator saying, “We all know Fetterman loves free stuff, we can’t let him free murderers.” Other ads have referred to the brothers as “thugs.” Oz’s campaign has created a website called “Inmates for Fetterman.” Guess what color the two brothers are.

When Oz and Republicans aren’t attacking Fetterman’s health, they’re lying about his record on crime…and it’s working. The polls in the state are narrowing which many are crediting to the attack ads from Oz on crime.

The attacks on the release of Dennis and Lee Horton bring another Horton to mind, William.

In 1998, William Horton became the focus of George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign.

William Horton was serving a life sentence for murder without the possibility of parole in Massachusetts. He was allowed to participate in a weekend furlough program, which he did not return from, and eventually committed assault, armed robbery, and rape in Maryland where he remains in prison today. He became the poster boy for the Bush campaign.

Bush’s opponent, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, was hammered for William Horton’s crimes even though it was a Republican governor who had signed the law legalizing the weekend furlough program. Dukakis was a supporter of the program and did veto a bill that would have restricted the furloughs of first-degree murderers, which Horton was.

Bush’s campaign manager Lee Atwater said, “By the time we’re finished, they’re going to wonder whether Willie Horton is Dukakis’s running mate.” Most people today can’t tell you who was Dukakis’ running mate but they remember Willie Horton.

Groups loosely affiliated with the Bush campaign (so the Bush campaign could say, “hey, that’s not us with the hate ads) began airing ads about the “revolving door” and “weekend passes” featuring Horton’s mug shot and screaming “Willie,” though William Horton had never gone by Willie in his entire life. Why did the Republicans need to see Horton’s face? Why did they need to call him “Willie?”

Today, the ad is used as a textbook example of racism and dog whistles in politics. It was the most racist presidential campaign in history until “Build the wall.”

Republicans learned long before the Willie Horton ads that racism worked to win elections. Look into Southern Strategy where the Republican Party learned how to say the n-word without saying the n-word.

Lee Atwater described the Southern Strategy in an interview saying, “You start out in 1954 by saying, ‘Nigger, nigger, nigger.’ By 1968 you can’t say ‘nigger’—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I’m not saying that. But I’m saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me—because obviously sitting around saying, ‘We want to cut this,’ is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than Nigger, nigger.'”

Lee Atwater sure seemed to really like saying that word though.

Racism worked in 1954 and it still works today. Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia governorship running on a campaign warning of Critical Race Theory being taught in schools, which isn’t actually being taught in any schools. Republicans are crafting laws outlawing Critical Race Theory from schools or any American history courses that will make white kids feel guilty. Seriously.

“Critical Race Theory” is more abstract than the n-word. Atwater would have loved it.

Oz is hoping dog whistles will work in Pennsylvania and is telling voters that Fetterman will release black murderers to kill white Pennsylvania grandmothers.

Oz is saying the n-word without saying the n-word.

Music note: I listened to Kaiser Chiefs while drawing today’s cartoon.

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Herschel Walker Word Salads


I kinda feel a little bad about this because political cartoonists are supposed to punch up, not down, and there is a very strong possibility that Herschel Walker has some serious brain damage.

It’s hard to tell if the Republican nominee for one of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats has brain damage or is just your average run-of-the-mill moron. I mean, he is a Trump-supporting Republican and as we know, thems isn’t always the smartest of peoples. But, you can make a strong case for brain damage because it would usually take several blows to the head to make a black person vote Republican.

At the very least, this isn’t my fault. I’m not the one who put him into a position he’s not qualified for. Donald Trump and Republicans did that. If they had any humanity, they should have chosen someone else and saved Herschel for all the black friend photo-ops, like that Blacks-for-Trump guy who lives in a car that you see positioned behind Trump at every MAGA hate rally.

And Herschel is unqualified. Nobody can truly believe he’s qualified to be a United States senator after hearing his argument against the Green New Deal when he said, “Since we don’t control the air our good air decided to float over to China’s bad air so when China gets our good air, their bad air got to move. So it moves over to our good air space. Then now we got we to clean that back up.”

Or, when he said COVID was “created by China” and nobody talks about it because “everybody wants to play footsie with China.”

Or, when he talked about how to end school shootings saying, “Cain killed Abel and that’s a problem that we have. What we need to do is look into how we can stop those things. You know, you talked about doing a disinformation — what about getting a department that can look at young men that’s looking at women that’s looking at their social media. What about doing that? Looking into things like that and we can stop that that way. But yet they want to just continue to talk about taking away your constitutional rights. And I think there’s more things we need to look into. This has been happening for years and the way we stop it is putting money into the mental health field, by putting money into other departments rather than departments that want to take away your rights.”

It was not my intention to give you a migraine by forcing you to read that.

During an interview with Ben Carson and a contest for the dumbest person in the room, Herschel was asked, “what do you see as some of the biggest problems going on in our country today?”

Herschel didn’t say it was Climate Change, racism, the economy, COVID, the national debt, socialist Democrats, illegal immigration, election fraud, wokeness, or even Hunter Biden’s laptop. Herchel blamed celebrities.

Herschel said, “I think some of the biggest problems going on in our country today, we have so many celebrities telling people that they can’t do it. Telling a lot of people, ‘oh, well, you got to feel bad for yourself, feel sorry for yourself’ Which is sad to me. They’ve done it, but they’re telling you you can’t do it. And it’s like, you did it, why they can’t do it? I think they tell all the kids they can’t do it, making our kids feel sorry for themselves.”

How’s that migraine?

During that interview, Dr. Ben Carson, a brain surgeon, maybe should have given Herschel a checkup.

Now I believe the Dallas Cowboys weren’t just trying to improve their team when they traded Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings in what many consider the most lopsided football trade in history. They were probably getting migraines from his word salads, so they sent them to the Vikings. The Vikings gave up five players and six future draft picks, from which the Cowboys built a Super Bowl dynasty. Walker wasn’t the missing piece the Vikings thought he was and departed for Philadelphia after two and a half seasons.

Walker might be the best running back in college football history. If you combine his rushing yards from the USFL and NFL, he’s the 7th all-time rushing leader. If you combine his all-purpose yards (rushing, receiving, returning), he’s first. Additionally, he’s a fifth-degree black belt, had two mixed-martial-arts fights, competed in the Olympics on the U.S. bobsled team, and even took a turn at ballet. He’s an athletic dude. At 60, he can probably still beat you in a footrace, but he shouldn’t be running for political office.

Herschel played football when nobody paid any attention to concussions. We’ll never know how many Walker got in his career but judging by the words that come out of his mouth, it was a lot. Jim McMahon, who played on the same team as Walker for a couple of seasons, played through at least five concussions. McMahon was probably the only one counting. Nobody was counting for Herschel.

I used to feel a little sad for Herschel Walker because he was never a huge success in the NFL but other teams won Super Bowls on his skills by trading him. He left college early for the USFL, a league that paid him a lot of money but that went nowhere. Who owned the team he played for in the USFL? Donald Trump owned the New Jersey Generals who Walker played for.

The very first person who took advantage of Herschel Walker out of college was Donald Trump. And today, Donald Trump is still doing it. It’s just too bad that Herschel isn’t smart enough to realize it. He’s not smart enough to know when he’s being used by people who normally wouldn’t have any use for his type.

Who is qualified to serve in the Senate is Raphael Warnock, Walker’s Democratic opponent. If Georgia truly wants qualified representation in the Senate, they’ll vote for Warnock. If they want a celebrity who’s not smart enough to do the job, they’ll vote for Walker.

Music note: I listened to Jets To Brazil while drawing today.

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Jail For Ginni


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Slice of Conspiracy


Some of the Republicans asking Ketanji Brown Jackson questions were using their time, not asking serious questions for a nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States, but were instead auditioning for the 2024 presidential race…that is, if Donald Trump lets them run. And while trying to make Fox News, OANN, and Newsmax highlight reels, they were throwing dog whistles to Qanon.

Do you remember the pizzagate conspiracy that claimed Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring out of the basement of a pizza parlor in Washington, DC? This was generated from Clinton Campaign chief John Podesta’s email which was hacked by Russia, given to Wikileaks, then loudly broadcast by Donald Trump.

Just like with Hunter Biden’s supposed laptop, the people screaming about the hacked emails from the Clinton Campaign can’t tell you what’s in them. And since they couldn’t find anything scandalous, they had to create one. They claimed, “let’s get a pizza” was code for child pornography. It’s too much of a rabbit hole to go down to explain how all this landed in a DC pizzeria that doesn’t even have a basement, but it was generated by Qanon on 4chan and other assorted hate sites. Eventually, a North Carolina fucknut with a rifle drove up to DC and shot into the establishment.

This was the birth of Qanon. Since then, it’s grown into a conspiracy theory that deep-state Democrats are operating a pedophilia ring and Donald Trump was on a mission to bring it down. Some Qnuts theorists claim the pedophile deep-state Democrats are also lizard people. Seriously.

Of course, it’s laughable to believe that Qanon and Republicans care all that much about stopping pedophilia. They were silent on former House Speaker Dennis Hastert being a pedophile. You don’t hear them asking what Jim Jordan knew when college wrestlers were being victimized while he was coaching them. They were all defensive of Roy Moore spending more time in mall food courts than Debbie Gibson did in the 80s. And I haven’t heard one demand an investigation into the accusation that Donald Trump raped a teenager.

They accuse President Joe Biden of being a pedophile and joke about it where you have to be a Qanon goon to even understand the reference, like with “Let’s go Brandon.” What are they talking about? Also, ask one of them, any of them, what’s on Hunter’s laptop? Why are they OK with it being stolen? Why are they OK with contents being spied on without there ever being a FISA warrant? Oh, wait…they don’t really care about FISA warrants either. It’s like the Constitution to them. They only care about something if it can be weaponized. You don’t hear Devin Nunes screaming that Hunter Biden’s rights have been violated. But then again, maybe he’s too busy trying to get Truth Social off the ground.

Senators Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, and Marsha Blackburn were asking Judge Jackson about sentences she gave to pedophiles. As it turns out, they were normal and in line with other judges’ sentences. But, they’ve created the narrative she’s soft on pedophiles, never mind the fact that she sent them to prison. Fun fact: When Josh Hawley was a horse-faced Missouri prosecutor, he let a sex abuser get off with only probation.

These senators wasted very important time on their own political ambitions instead of doing their jobs. And instead of denouncing Qanon, which is a cult comprised of insane racists and terrorists, they feed the beast. After Senator Josh Hawley first started his attacks on Judge Jackson being soft of pedophiles, online threats against her life have been made by Qanon goons.

Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and the majority of the Republican Party are appealing to racist hateful people who will tear this nation apart and destroy democracy if they’re not given what they want.

The entire Republican Party is now a cult and instead of fighting to save it, these senators feed it to the cult.

By the way, the pizzagate shooter was sentenced by…wait for it…Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. She gave him four years in prison. Fact is, Judge Jackson sent Qanon terrorists to prison. Maybe that’s another reason for Republicans to hate her.

Music Note: I listened to the Violent Femmes but did NOT play “Blister in the Sun.”

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Talking To Ketanji


I do not expect Ketanji Brown Jackson to get a fair hearing from Republicans today. If they take their cues from Tucker Carlson, they’ll all demand to see her LSAT scores, something they didn’t request from Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, or Amy Coney Barrett.

Republicans are seeking reasons to oppose confirming Jackson other than they don’t like her politics or that she was nominated by the other team. It was more common in the past for senators to vote for a judge nominated by the president of the opposing party. What really mattered to most was if they were qualified. In1993, 96 senators voted to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg and it didn’t surprise anyone she turned out to be a liberal Supreme Court Justice because everyone already knew she was a liberal judge. Everyone knew John Roberts was a conservative in 2005 and he got 78 votes. The Supreme Court used to be a much more serious place before it got jackasses like Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Rick Scott, Tommy Tuberville, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Marsha Blackburn, Lindsey Graham, Ron Johnson, and Rand Paul.

Now, it’s much more partisan and none of Donald Trump’s three picks for the Supreme Court could reach the super-majority requirement of 60 votes, so Mitch McConnell lowered the requirement to 50. To be fair to Democrats though, there were major problems with each of Trump’s picks other than all three being goons

Neil Gorsuch was a pick stolen from President Obama and Republicans wouldn’t even allow a hearing for Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland. Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault and proved himself to be too vindictive, whiny, and immature for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land. Amy Coney Barrett was another stolen pick and she’s in a cult. Also, all three picks were chosen by the fundamentalist right-wing fucknut organization the Federalist Society, which is a legal club for goons where there is probably a lot of harumphing.

President Biden promised on the campaign trail he would pick a black woman for his first SCOTUS pick. Republicans, who were enthusiastic when Ronald Reagan and Cheeto both promised to pick women, were very upset over Biden’s promise to pick a black woman. It makes me think their outrage is less about the woman part and more about the black part. Maybe that’s why Tucker wants to see her LSAT scores but not those from white nominees.

Also, conservatives never demanded to see Trump’s school transcripts but did demand to see Obama’s. I’m starting to detect a pattern here.

Of the115 Supreme Court justices in our nation’s history, 108 have been white men. None have been a black woman. Republicans today are acting like Ketanji Brown Jackson is taking an opportunity away from a white guy.

If Donald Trump had openly admitted his first nomination would be a white guy, Republicans never would have claimed he was limiting the pool of talented and qualified candidates to choose from. They’d claim there are plenty of qualified white men for the Supreme Court, so selecting from a list of only white male candidates isn’t an issue. The same is true of picking from only black female judicial candidates. There are multiple black females qualified to serve on the Supreme Court.

Jackson is currently a judge in the DC federal appellate court. She worked as a clerk for the man she’s replacing, Justice Stephen Breyer. She’s also been a federal public defender, an attorney in private practice, a federal district court judge, and a member of the US Sentencing Commission. She’s qualified. Also, she’s not a goon.

As long as all 50 members of the Senate vote for her, Jackson will be our next justice on the Supreme Court. Some Republicans have already voiced opposition to her. Senator Chuck Grassley implied today that she disagrees with criminal law.

Senator John Cornyn has speculated she’s a “true believer” in defending terrorists.

Senator Josh Hawley, who is also a head-up-his-ass imbecile with a horse face, has implied she supports child pornographers and sex offenders. But, Jackson comes from a family of law enforcement and has the support of law enforcement groups, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police, and dozens of former state attorneys general. She’s already been confirmed by the Senate three times.

Grassley has already objected to her statement, “”presidents are not kings” and some Republicans are demanding she recuses herself from any cases that may (most definitely will) come before the court involving Donald Trump since she has already heard a case involving the Tiny and obstruction of justice. Of course, Republicans aren’t going to ask Trump’s three picks on the court to recuse themselves. Can I get a harumph?

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding that she oppose expanding the court and stacking the deck for liberals, you know…after he spent eight years blocking Obama’s justices to federal courts, then rushing in the least qualified cultist shitweasels he could find to stack the decks during the Trump years, including the three MAGAt morons he put on the Supreme Court. Can I get another harumph?

Ketanji Brown Jackson will not change the balance of the court since she’s replacing a liberal, but did you hear that Clarence Thomas is in the hospital? Can I get a harumph?

Music Note: I listened to The Hives while drawing today.

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Spearing Sinema


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As Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema was walking through the halls of Congress, a reporter asked her where she stands on President Joe Biden’s Build-Back-Better plan, which she has been holding up with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Sinema, who didn’t break her speed to get away from the reporters, replied, “I stand in the Senate.” I hate to be harsh, Senator Sinema, but that was the type of answer we’d expect from Martha McSally.

While she was one of Arizona’s appointed senators, Martha McSally verbally attacked CNN’s Manu Raju when he asked her about Trump’s impeachment. Without pausing while walking through the halls of Congress, she snapped, “You’re a liberal hack.” That was just one of a lot of reasons to get rid of Martha McSally, and that’s exactly what Arizona did.

I’m sure everyone who voted to oust McSally don’t regret doing so, but many are having regrets with whom they chose to replace her, Kyrsten Sinema.

Correction: Nobody alerted me to this. I caught it while talking to a friend about when Sinema’s term ends. Sinema did defeat Martha McSally to replace retiring Senator Jeff Flake in 2018. Sinema did not replace McSally in the Senate. This is where it can get confusing. McSally was appointed to the Senate AFTER she lost to Sinema. McSally was appointed to fill the seat opened by the death of Senator John McCain. It was astronaut Mark Kelly who defeated McSally in 2020. Now, back to your regularly scheduled program.

I thought Representative Ilhan Omar was being a little too harsh and unfair to Senators Sinema and Manchin, who have recently been dubbed “Manchinema.” Omar called her Democratic counterparts in the Senate something worse than “Manchinema.” She called them “Republicans.” Ooh. That’s brutal. But, when you hear why Manchinema are upholding the Biden agenda, they do sound like Republicans.

Why are they holding up the $3.5 trillion Build-Back-Better plan? Nobody really knows. They’re in negotiations but it’s hard to negotiate with people who don’t tell you what they’re negotiating for. Even kidnappers and terrorists are explicit with their demands.

Sinema is being less rational then kidnappers, terrorists, and even Republicans.

A lot of Sinema’s supporters in Arizona feel betrayed by her. Duplicating John McCain’s thumbs-down to save Obamacare, she famously gave a thumbs-down on the floor of the Senate voting against a federal hike of the minimum wage to $15. Then, a photo was taken of her sipping some fruity drink while wearing a matching hat for the drink, big loopy earrings, and a ring with the words, “Fuck off.” The people who sent her campaign money, walked sidewalks handing out fliers, and knocking on doors to make her a United States senator felt she was telling them to “fuck off.”

Jade Duran, an Arizonan who campaigned for Sinema and who’s now been a part of protest outside her Phoenix office, for which she was arrested, said, “It really feels like she does not care about her voters. I will never vote for her again.”

What does Sinema want removed from this bill she claims is too expensive (which it’s not because it won’t add to the deficit)?

Maybe she doesn’t want two years of Universal Pre-K for 3-and 4-year-old children, a program that will serve five million children.

Maybe she doesn’t want paid family leave.

Maybe she doesn’t want Medicare to be able to control prescription drug prices.

Maybe she doesn’t want at-home care for the elderly.

Maybe she doesn’t want to raise taxes for the rich and cut them for the middle class.

Maybe she doesn’t want to invest in green technology.

Maybe she doesn’t want 7.7 million jobs created over the next decade in clean energy.

Maybe she doesn’t want to create $907 billion in economic growth.

Maybe she doesn’t want to provide over $154 billion in tax revenue to local and state governments.

Maybe she doesn’t want an annual tax credit of $3,600 for every child under 6 and $3,000 for every child age 6-18, half of it paid in advance to assist low-income families.

Maybe she doesn’t want the largest anti-poverty program in a half century.

Maybe she doesn’t want to end hunger for children.

We know she doesn’t want to raise the minimum wage to $15. We know she wants the people serving her fruity drinks that match her hat to continue to be underpaid while she tells them to “Fuck off.”

Maybe she wants to run around outside kicking puppies while wearing her fuck-off ring.

Maybe what she wants is to be a Republican. She better be careful because when she runs for reelection, Arizona might tell her to fuck off.

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 9103, Fredericksburg, VA 22403. 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 FIVE 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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Acquitted


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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 9103, Fredericksburg, VA 22403. 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: I have an order of 20 copies of my book (11 are left to purchase) on the way, which I’m selling for $45.00 each, signed. The books won’t arrive until after the new year, but orders are being taken and they’ll be shipped as soon as I receive them. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Unconstitutional What?


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

For the record, Donald Trump was impeached both times while he was still president. If you have issues with the trial in the Senate being after he left office, which he tried to remain in through a bloody coup attempt, blame Mitch McConnell for delaying the trial until after Trump left town.

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 9103, Fredericksburg, VA 22403. 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: I have an order of 20 copies of my book (11 are left to purchase) on the way, which I’m selling for $45.00 each, signed. The books won’t arrive until after the new year, but orders are being taken and they’ll be shipped as soon as I receive them. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

Tip Jar: if you want to support the cartoonist, please send a donation through PayPal to clayjonz@gmail.com. You can also snail it to P.O. Box 9103, Fredericksburg, VA 22403.

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