Sexual Assault

Partisan Outrage


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When Roy Moore, Alabama’s Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, had a woman accuse him of trying to have sex with her when she was 14, she wasn’t alone. Three other accusers joined her. More accusers came out the next day, and the next, and the next. We’ve hit double digits. You can make a pun out of “Moore” accusers.

After Minnesota Senate Democrat Al Franken’s accuser came out, she was alone and nobody has joined her since. The comparison between Moore and Franken isn’t fair. One was trying to get his rocks off with teenage girls while the other was staging comedy bits. One set a pattern while the other did not. But, politics is not fair.

Donald Trump tweets out an attack on Al Franken while remaining silent on Roy Moore and being tone-deaf regarding over 20 of his own accusers. Trump has boasted, very proudly, about groping women and barging in on teenage girls while they’re naked in a dressing room. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it’s different because Franken admitted wrongdoing while Trump has denied his ever happened, even though he’s on tape admitting it.

For Republicans, lying, deflecting, and calling your accusers liars is more honorable than being honest, apologizing, and calling for an ethics investigation on your own past behavior.

People talk a good game about bridging the partisan divide, but they crap all over themselves when the perfect opportunity confronts them. Alabama’s governor has stated she believes Roy’s accusers but, she’s gonna vote for him anyway. She would rather have a pedophile in the Senate than someone she disagrees with. How is that being a good Christian?

The accusations against Franken won’t be the last to hit Washington. Watch how Republicans respond. The same people critical of Franken and have yelled for him to resign will be silent when Republicans are hit. The hypocrisy won’t matter. It’ll be like it just doesn’t exist to them.

Republicans will take a cue from Trump and Roy Moore. They’ll lie, deflect, and attack the accusers. Being honest is for Democrats.

Creative notes: I completed this cartoon early last night but I held it for today. I sent it to my clients and one of them has already scooped me and published it on their site.

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Baby Driver


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When I heard the latest revelation of Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey sexually assaulting a young man, I believed it.

Last month, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexually assaulting him in 1986 when Rapp was 14. Spacey said he didn’t remember the incident but didn’t deny it and said he owed Rapp an apology. He also used the revelation to out himself as gay. Usually, when someone famous comes out of the closet they are celebrated for their bravery. In Spacey’s case, it comes off more like a defense and a deflection. There’s nothing straight or gay about sexually assaulting minors. In this case, it’s pedophilia.

There have been 13 more allegations against Spacey, including accusations from filmmaker Tony Montana, actor Robert Cavazos, Richard Dreyfus’ son Harry, and eight people who worked on House Of Cards. The British newspaper, The Guardian, claims they have been approached by a “number of people” who worked at the Old Vic, where Spacey was artistic director for 11 years and where he’s alleged to have groped and behaved inappropriately during that time.

In response to the accusations, Netflix canceled House Of Cards and Spacey’s scenes in the upcoming film All the Money in the World have been reshot with Christopher Plummer.

It’s been fairly pointed out how accusations by women toward Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby weren’t believed for 30 years, but one accusation from a male about another male gets a hit television show canceled immediately. In a very stark contrast, That 70s Show actor Danny Masterson has been accused by four women of rape, yet Netflix has not canceled the show he’s on. Maybe because no one is aware he’s currently doing a show on Netflix. Interestingly enough, Masterson used to DJ under the name DJ Donkey Punch. Nice.

The newest accusation toward Spacey comes from journalist Heather Unruh, who claims Spacey groped her then-18-year-old son in Nantucket in July 2016, which sounds like the basis for a vulgar limerick. Unruh says her son was starstruck to meet Spacey at the restaurant/bar where he worked, and that he lied to Spacey about his age so he could drink, and Spacey proceeded to liquor the kid up. Unruh further states that Spacey groped her son, and while Spacey went to the restroom a very nice person told the boy to run, which he did and reported the incident to a few people, but not the police. The only part of the story I find questionable is, why did the bar allow Spacey to give the underage person alcohol? Surely, they would have known he wasn’t 21 yet. The rest of it sounds familiar to me, which is why I believe it.

While it didn’t involve any celebrities, I had a similar incident when I was 16. When I hear about the fear and embarrassment, I can relate. I was so afraid, I left a second-story apartment without using the stairs and out of embarrassment, I didn’t tell anyone about it for decades. I kinda felt like it was my fault for putting myself into the situation, and being 1982, I wrongly thought it was a gay thing. Also, the details from Spacey’s accusers mirror the strategy I experienced. I’m sure when women, who face much harsher incidents than I had to endure, hear other women’s details they too spot the same strategies used by attackers.

We need to listen to the accusers, no matter how talented the accused may be, or rich, or what elected office he holds.

Creative note: I was hesitant about writing about being assaulted. I wrote more details, then I cut them out. I felt they weren’t needed and I’m still kind of chicken about it. Don’t worry though. I wasn’t hurt and was more scared than anything. I wanted to write this note in case anyone was concerned.

I’m not a fan of using movie titles for analogies in my cartoons, but I couldn’t resist when I thought of this idea. Despite how horrible of a person he is, Baby Driver is a unique movie. Everything director Edgar Wright makes is kinda weird and awesome, like Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim Versus the World. A lot of people don’t get them. People who like my cartoons would probably appreciate those films.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.

Me Too


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If you’re a man and you don’t understand what I’m talking about with this cartoon, stop and think about it.

There were several things I was going to discuss in today’s column, but I’ve reconsidered. Today, I’m gonna leave you hanging and let the dudes among you figure it for themselves. And, I’m not talking about the cartoon.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.

Accusers Get Verified


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Donald Trump brought his locker room talk to his rallies this week.

First he called his accusers “horrible,” “sick” and “phony,” and then he insinuated they’re not attractive enough for him to violate. What a moral and upstanding defense.

Regarding Jessica Leeds, who has accused Trump of groping her on a flight, he said “Yeah, I’m gonna go after — believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.” Good to know he has a violation-worthy  grading scale.

Trump also called another accuser, former People Magazine reporter Natasha Stoynoff, a “liar” and added, “Check out her Facebook, you’ll understand.” The crowd really liked that one and they laughed and laughed. She’s not pretty enough for…haha. Get it?

Since he was on a roll insulting women for their physical appearance he couldn’t leave out Hillary Clinton. Speaking of last Sunday’s debate, he said “and when she walked in front of me, believe me, I wasn’t impressed.”

I totally understand women like Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama aren’t Trump’s type. They’re Yale and Harvard educated. He’s not in their league. But since we’re out there insulting women’s looks let’s fully punch that ticket on the crazy train and create a conspiracy theory. Choo! Choo!

Trump has decided that all these accusations are being masterminded by a Mexican billionaire who pulled out of a deal with Trump after the GOP nominee said “Mexico sends us rapists and murderers.”

Carlos Slim is one of the richest men in the world. He is so rich that Trump’s income is as comparable to his as mine is to Trump’s. You do not want the income of an unemployed cartoonist (Seriously, somebody bring me a sandwich).

They say that Mr. Slim is so rich and owns so many companies that you can’t go a day in Mexico without contributing to his wealth. Trump, who may not even be a billionaire, has to hate that. It’s probably why he has to put his name on everything. Though a “Slim” casino may not be very enticing.

Slim is a contributor to the Clinton Foundation (Sniff. Sniff. Conspiracy). One of the properties Mr. Slim has a stake in is The New York Times (why am I not in on this conspiracy and getting some of that Mexican billionaire money?). He is the largest private shareholder with 17%. Being a shareholder doesn’t mean you write the headlines but Trump swears there’s a conspiracy anyway. Never mind the fact that other accusers have been revealed by The Washington Post, People Magazine, The Palm Beach Post, and a few TV stations, that Slim Richy does not have any financial stake in (I had to play off “Slim Shady” somewhere in this post).

Trump really hates the idea that a Mexican (of Lebanese descent which probably makes it worse) is meddling in a U.S. election. Dammit, that’s for the Russians to do. He also blamed the “global business elite” and bankers. You know, Jews. Wink. Wink. Nudgy. Nudgy. If there was truly a global financial conspiracy against someone, wouldn’t Trump have gotten the invite? The guy hasn’t been living in cardboard boxes.

Getting back to the whole accused-for-sexual-harassment thing, Trump said anybody can be accused. Just like that time he told his supporters that if they punched a protester at one of his rallies that he’d pay for it, Trump said “even Obama can be accused by anybody.” Then he repeated “anybody.” Yes, anyone at all. Just about any ole little body. Just one person…who might need a tiny little push. A push by tiny little Cheeto fingers.

The problem with finding somebody to accuse the president is that he’s not a jerk like Trump. Not to mention if there was an angry female out who was groped by Obama then wouldn’t they have found her while they were hunting for that pesky birth certificate?

But Trump is big on degrading women. He wails about the injustice received by Bill Clinton’s accusers, then he trops them out for a sideshow photo-op. He’s gone on Howard Stern in the past and graded them with numbers while saying a “flat-chested woman can never be a ten.” That’s another thing guys stop doing after college. The score thing, yeah we don’t do that. Trump still does. We also don’t check out ten-year-old girls on escalators and say I’m gonna be dating her in a few years.” Yeah. Trump does that too.

Trump is so stupid he doesn’t understand how his latest defense doesn’t work. If someone’s not attractive enough for him to harass does that mean he does harass them when they do meet his neanderthal standards?

I’m gonna go with “Yep!”.

I had fun with this cartoon as all the terms here made me giggle. They’re really stupid. Stupid can be funny, like Donald Trump. “Eye Broccoli” was new to me as I had never heard that one before (I research stuff). And obviously I took “man hands” from Seinfeld. I do feel a little self-conscience since I’ve done so many Trump cartoons this week. I wanted to compare with a few other cartoonists so I counted how many Trump cartoons in a row three of my colleagues, who are also my favorites, had drawn. One of them had done four. Another had done five. And one of them has, at this point, done fourteen.

Fourteen. So leave me alone about drawing too many Trump cartoons.

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