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Texas Teachings


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To be fair, no public schools in Texas are teaching that the Holocaust is a hoax. They only tried to teach that the Holocaust is a hoax.

During a training session in a North Texas school district on what books should be in classrooms and libraries, one administration official said they should have books on opposing views on the Holocaust. Gina Peddy, executive director of curriculum and instruction for the Carroll Independent School District, said that if there are going to be books on the Holocaust, then they need to follow a new Texas law mandating (thought they outlawed mandates) educators to present multiple perspectives when discussing “widely debated and currently controversial” issues.

Peddy is on a recording telling teachers and administrators, “Just try to remember the concepts of [House Bill] 3979, and make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.”

So, in Texas the Holocaust is “widely debated” and “controversial?” Also, since the Holocaust is fact, how are there opposing views to a fact? And, if the Holocaust is a viewpoint, then the opposing viewpoint is that it never happened? Seriously, Texas…why are you the Taliban?

A few years ago, I was invited to submit a cartoon on Donald Trump to an international contest. Stupid me didn’t look into it and went ahead and sent a cartoon. Only after I placed in the contest did I discover it was conducted by the Iranian government that had previously used a cartoon contest to promote Holocaust denial. I rejected the award along with my fellow American colleague Ed Wexler, who was also snookered into submitting. My point is, now I have to watch out for contests from Iran and Texas. Hey, do you remember when Texas had a Draw-Muhammad contest?

But just like not every Republican is a racist Trump cultist sycophant (there are at least two who are not), not everyone in Texas is a Holocaust denier (I’m looking at Nick Anderson). When Peddy brought up the mandate to have Holocaust denial bullshit in schools, one teacher asked, “How do you oppose the Holocaust?” She probably meant, how does somebody deny the Holocaust happened? I mean, we all oppose the Holocaust, right? Well, maybe not Gina Peddy. She replied to the question, “Believe me, that’s come up.” Where? Where the hell does Peddy hang out that holocaust denial comes up?

The law signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott was to prevent Critical Race Theory and anything “gay” being taught in public schools, or if something slipped through (like it’s wrong to set trans people on fire), then the school needed opposing lessons. Last year, a fourth-grade student brought home a book from Johnson Elementary (in the Peddy district) titled “This Book is Anti-Racist.” Well, the kid’s parents didn’t think anti-racism should be taught to their child and they complained. The school removed the book and planned to give the teacher a tongue lashing until someone pointed out that lashing with your tongue might be gay.

So, what is an appropriate age to teach anti-racism? In Texas, it’s probably never. Look at Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz. They ain’t learned nothing yet except how to gaslight. If the letter of the new law is followed, there needs to be opposing education to the racist border wall these fucknuts want built. It needs to be taught that it’s racist, useless, and too damn expensive. Hopefully, Ted doesn’t bail to Cancun, ironically, in Mexico, during the lesson. If anything should be learned here, if dumbass Ted Cruz can figure out how to get over a wall, then immigrants aren’t going to have any problems with it.

Meanwhile, the teacher with the anti-racism book was scolded and disciplined. And the administrator who proposed teaching Holocaust denial, they probably gave her a gift card to Applebee’s. What they should do is send her to the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.

But here’s the thing, kids: If you’re not teaching about systemic racism in this nation, or even that the Civil War was fought over slavery, isn’t that like teaching Holocaust denial…or at the very least, not teaching it happened at all? Texas standards adopted in 2010 teach that slavery was among the third causes of the Civil War. Pat Hardy, a Republican member of the State Board of Education, said slavery was a “side issue” of the Civil War. He said the war was over “states’ rights.” Someone please teach Mr. Hardy that in Texas’ Declaration of Secession from the United States mentioned slavery as the cause, not once, not twice, not even three times, but 21 one freaking times. It was also mentioned as the cause in the declarations from South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia.

Also, the vice president of the Confederacy, Alexander Stevens, said the only cause of secession was slavery. He said, “The general opinion of the men of that day [Revolutionary Period] was, that, somehow or other, in the order of Providence, the institution [slavery] would be evanescent and pass away […] Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.”

Read the part again that states, “Our new government is founded.” If you’re a Texas Republican, read it three times. If you’re Ted Cruz, have someone read it to you.

Despite the availability and access to the fact the Civil War was over slavery, a 2015 McClatchy-Marist poll said 42 percent of Americans say it wasn’t. And, 37 percent of Americans say slavery shouldn’t be taught in schools as the reason for the Civil War. So in addition to Holocaust denial in this nation, we have slavery denial and people want that shit taught. And how bad is Holocaust denial…or even ignorance?

In September, 2020, a study commissioned by Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, found that one in ten people under the age of 40 had never heard the word “Holocaust.” Oh, it gets worse. The study found that 63 percent didn’t know six million Jews were killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust. Over half the respondents thought the number Jews murdered was under two million. Over half also couldn’t name one concentration camp despite there being over 40,000 of them. I can’t name all 40,000, but I can name at least one.

The survey also found that seven percent don’t know if the Holocaust happened, three percent say it never happened, and 11 percent believe Jews caused the Holocaust.

This survey proves the Holocaust should be taught in schools and fourth grade is probably not too early. While we’re on the Holocaust, we do need to teach more about black history and systemic racism. If these kids and young adults are that ignorant of the Holocaust, then how ignorant are they on racism? Black kids will eventually learn about systemic racism as they experience it because it’s still here. White kids will have the privilege of never knowing if they don’t want to know.

The Holocaust isn’t ignored in schools in places like Qatar, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and probably in Afghanistan, if the new Taliban government plans to have schools. They’re actively teaching Holocaust denial. Now, a school administrator in Texas is literally proposing that Holocaust denial be taught in her state. A Texas school administrator wants Texas to implement anti-Semitic curriculums. Texas has already approved books that label slaves as “immigrants” and “workers.” Maybe there’s one that’ll call them “prisoners with jobs.”

Texas quickly hit the brakes on the proposal to teach Holocaust denial, but for how long? Texas is already teaching ignorance in its schools. It also makes you wonder what’s being taught in Texas’ private schools. Did White Jesus fight at the Alamo? “Hand me another round of ammo, Santa. These Mexicans are really good at getting over this wall!”

Texas Republicans have been pushing extremism in their state. The governor has banned vaccine mandates. They’re anti-face masks. They’ve outlawed abortion. Eventually, they’ll probably bring back scarlet letters and force women to wear hijabs. Texas Republicans have earned the nickname “Texas Taliban.” And when you start teaching Holocaust denial, it’s not a nickname anymore.

You are the Texas Taliban.

Now, if we start rumors Holocaust denial is being taught in schools, like there are rumors Critical Race Theory is being taught even though it’s not, will parents start bum-rushing school board meetings demanding that they stop?

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Yee-Hawing For Nassar


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Testifying before Congress, one of Larry Nassar’s victims described him as more of a pedophile than a doctor. Since the FBI helped cover it up, what does that make them? One of his victims testified that an FBI agent tried to convince her that being raped wasn’t a big deal. Was that FBI agent from Texas?

The next question here is: When will criminal charges be filed against FBI agents?

Sorry, I don’t have time for a real long juicy blog today. I have another deadline and I’m really stressed out. Weep for me.

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Extra Illegal In Texas


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If Texas Governor Greg Abbott can eliminate all rapists from his state, then why hasn’t he already done it? This is the new thing for Republicans. Just say some incredibly stupid shit and your base will eat it up. You can’t try that nonsense with Democrats.

Greg Abbott has signed the bill basically banning abortions in Texas. It does allow abortions within the first six weeks, before most women know they’re pregnant. Abbott acted like that was plenty of time for someone to know they’re pregnant…not that he’d know from personal experience…which also gives another example of why men shouldn’t be legislating women’s bodies.

These motherfuckers don’t even understand how mysterious lady parts work, and they want to legislate it? That’s like regulating the internet and asking, “Is the internet on computers now?”.

When asked why Texas is going to force women to carry their rapists’ babies, Abbott said “Texas will work tirelessly to make sure that we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas by aggressively going out and arresting them and prosecuting them and getting them off the streets.”

You know, the streets of Texas where the streets are full of rapists on the streets that are in Texas with all the streets and raping in Texas. And after we eliminate the rapists from the streets of Texas and eliminate them from the Texas streets, we’ll go after the rapists on the sidewalks of Texas where they will also be eliminated. You can’t avoid Texas justice, you rapists, just by going from the streets in Texas to the sidewalks in Texas, you Texas rapists, you.

OK, if you can eliminate all the rapists from the streets of Texas, then why didn’t you do it before you made aborting your rapist’s baby illegal?

So, why haven’t you already banned rape in Texas, Greg Abbott? Do you hate women so much that you had the ability to rid your state of rapists but will now only do it because you’re being criticized over forcing women to have their babies? How did you break the news to the rapists, I mean, since you obviously care about them more than you do about women?

Here’s the thing: You’re not punishing rapists. You’re punishing women. In fact, you’re punishing women for being rape victims. This is an anti-women law.

There are about 18,000 rapes in Texas every year. Let me rephrase that. There are about 18,000 REPORTED rapes in Texas every year. And why would you report a rape if the state isn’t going to take it seriously? At this very moment, there are over 5,000 rape kits in Texas waiting to be tested.

What untested rape kits mean is that there are 5,000 rapes in Texas being ignored. Nobody’s prosecuting or even trying to find the rapists. Hey, Greg Abbott, don’t you have to find the rapists before you can get rid of them?

With 5,000 untested rape kits sitting on shelves in Texas, that tells me Texas doesn’t give a flying fuck about women. But they’re going to go out and eliminate rape. They have a better chance of eliminating BBQ, Tex-Mex, monster trucks, racism, big stupid hats, and Blue Bell ice cream than they do of getting rid of rapists.

What does a rapist in Texas look like? To start with, they probably look a lot like Greg Abbott. This abortion ban rapes women.

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Texas Nine-Nine


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Good news, folks. The Texas whistleblower website, where nosy uptight Yee-Haw MAGAt fucksticks with too much time on their hands can report on their neighbors who they suspect might maybe be thinking about getting an abortion, has been shut down…again.

For now, the whistleblower site is redirecting to a anti-choice site until they can find a permanent hosts that doesn’t mind religious zealots entering personal information that doesn’t belong to the persons doing the entering. The fact the whistleblower site is redirecting to an anti-choice site proves it’s purely political. Being that is is religious, it should have no function with government, city, state, or federal. There’s this thing in the United States Constitution that knuckle-dragging fundamentalists find very inconvenient that says something about separation between church and state.

The redirection to a fundamentalist crazy nutjob fuckwit website also proves it doesn’t have anything to do with the sanctity of life and more to do with forcing others to live by the imaginary morals of religious zealots.

This system of tattle-telling on your neighbors is ripe for abuse, just as some people abuse the system to report child abuse. While there should be a channel to report that a child is being abused, it’s often used by people to go after personal enemies. And with this abortion whistleblower shit, it will be abused every time it’s used.

How do you know when someone got an abortion? How do you know they even got one? It’s private information. It’s not even your information to report. And no, it’s not like child abuse where you’re saving a child. You’re only using it to punish women, mandate your religion onto others, or just to hassle someone who may have stunk up the hallway of your apartment building by cooking Indian food.

There is a long history of authoritarian governments encouraging their people to spy on their neighbors.  In 1933, the Nazis issued a decree requiring Germans to turn in anyone who spoke against the party, its leaders, or the government. They also required them to report Jews for being Jews.

Mao’s China and Stalin’s Soviet Union both encouraged citizens to report enemies of the party and even people they suspected of having anti-communist thoughts.

The Inquisition was religious indoctrination, or reeducation, by groups within the Catholic Church to force Jews and Muslims to become Catholic…or die. Torture was often used in France, Spain, and Portugal to force people to see the Christian god and not their heathen gods. Usually, when someone has their testicles pounded by mallets all day, they will eventually see Jesus.

Guess how Church found the heathens? Yup, by informants. You did not want your neighbor to catch you eating a falafel.

Systems of ratting on your neighbors hasve been used in autocratic nations like Hungary, East Germany, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, and throughout Islamic Kingdoms. There’s one other place. The United States of America.

During the Red Scare of the 1940s and 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy conducted hearings to find communists without our government and in other institutions, like in business, education, and Hollywood. Everybody seemed to forget for a while that it’s not actually illegal to be a communist. I guess it’s like those Twilight vampire movies. There’s no crime in liking them but you don’t want anyone to know you do. It’s best to pretend you’re totally unfamiliar with Team Edward and Team Jacob. A friend told me about them. Quite frankly, I’d rather be accused of being a communist.

McCarthy and fellow Republicans would accuse people of treason and subversion for not thinking like them…or even suspecting they weren’t thinking like them. Careers were destroyed and people were ostracized. The biggest un-American Joseph McCarthy exposed was Joseph McCarthy.

This whistleblower bullshit to report on neighbors in Texas suspected of having an abortion is un-American. And as usual, the greatest threat to America are Republicans. Why do we need authoritarian tactics to save our democracy?

Isn’t it bizarre the people who espouse Christian values are the least Christian like? Isn’t it mind boggling that the people who pretend to be the greatest American patriots keep creating systems of fascism?

Dear pro-lifers: Stop acting like Nazis.

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Texas Taliban Bans


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I’m kinda getting tired of drawing cowboys but I’m probably not done.

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GOP Stampede


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Now that Texas has effectively banned abortion, expect other yee-haw states to follow suit sooner than later.

You might think some of these states will pause to see what the Supreme Court does in its next session, but the court already weighed in to say they’re not weighing in. Plus, Republicans are too giddy to stamp out women’s rights to wait to any longer.

One of the biggest outrages in all of this is that Republicans are winning in this nation despite the majority of the United States population disagreeing with them. Despite a majority of Americans voting against Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020, voting against Senate Republicans, and being pro-choice, conservatives will probably control the Supreme Court for the next 30 years. Did I just ruin your weekend?

Republicans are in denial that the majority of the nation wants nothing to do with them or their racist xenophobic misogynistic policies. And if they did realize that, they’d still insist on forcing the rest of the nation to live by their “values.”

The Texas law bans abortion after six weeks and encourages lawsuits against abortion providers and anyone assisting in the abortion. This includes people who may drive someone to get an abortion. Lyft has responded by creating a legal defense fund for their drivers when Texas yahoos sue them. They’re also donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood. Let’s hear it for Lyft. Thank you, Lyft.

After Lyft’s announcement, Uber commended their competitor and are now promising to pay their drivers’ legal fees when sued by Texan troglodytes. Other companies speaking out include American Airlines, Hewlett Packard, and Silicon Laboratories. Dating sites Tinder and Bumble are setting up funds to help Texas women seek abortions outside that state. In yesterday’s blog, I called for GoDaddy to take down the tattletale site where fucknuts and rednecks can report people who helped with an abortion. Before the day was over, GoDaddy took ’em down. No, not because of me but because of thousands like us telling them to do it.

I would really like to see Texas’ sports teams go after this law, including the Astros, Rockets, Texans, Cowboys, Rangers, Stars, Mavericks, and Spurs. This goes for the leagues too. C’mon, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. We can include soccer too and those fake sports, NASCAR, WWE, and other wrestling companies.

What’s been overlooked by many because of the abortion bill are new laws enacted on the same day in Texas that make it harder for black people to vote and grants the right to carry a concealed gun without a permit which probably includes precincts where black people are trying to vote. I’m only surprised Texas Republicans didn’t write a new law making it legal to shoot abortion providers.

All these allies now need to target other states that intend to follower Texas. The states so far where Republicans have vowed to copy Texas’s hater law are Arkansas, Florida, South Dakota, Idaho, Indiana, and Oklahoma. Expect every Trump-voting state to make similar promises over the coming weeks.

The stampede is coming and if the courts won’t protect constitutional rights and women, then maybe businesses will. But you have to help too. Don’t buy shit made in these yee-haw states. Don’t buy Whattaburgers or beef jerky out of Texas. Don’t buy orange juice from Florida. Don’t buy Idaho potatoes. Don’t purchase a surrey with a fringe on top. Look up what a surrey is to make sure you don’t buy one. Be anti-yee-haw.

And if you live in one of these fucknut states…MOVE!!!

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Abortions and BBQ


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Not only does the new anti-choice law in Texas make getting or giving an abortion illegal after six weeks, even in the case of rape and incest, it will punish anyone who helps a woman get an abortion. And this isn’t one of those bullshit laws like the one in Alaska that makes it illegal to push a live moose out of an airplane. People helping other people get abortions happens way more often than moose-pushings from airplanes.

The penalty for helping a woman get an abortion in Texas is $10,000. Plus, any Texan can bring a lawsuit against any abortion provider or anyone who helped with an abortion. How does that work where you can sue someone when nothing damaged you? I can see you being able to sue if a moose lands on you after being pushed from an airplane, but not when someone else getting an abortion doesn’t affect you.

You know how often white Christian right-wingers believe they were violated. Beyoncé playing the Super Bowl Halftime Show hurts their feelings. They’re going to go crazy with this shit.

And get this: There is a website in Texas set up by anti-choice fuckers that describes any helping as “aiding and abetting.” I’m a-betting these fuckers are assholes because what’s considered “aiding and abetting” doesn’t just include the abortion providers, but anyone else who assisted. This includes anyone who drives someone to a clinic which will probably create a new Uber policy where you have to click a box before ordering your ride promising your destination isn’t to receive an abortion. This can also include anyone who hands out a pamphlet explaining how to get an abortion or where to go. Someone who pays for an abortion can be fined and sued. Maybe it’ll include any judges who vote against this law. Maybe it’ll include protesters. Maybe it’ll even include political cartoonists which are rarer in Texas than abortion clinics.

People are already attacking the website but they’ve yet to shut it down. People are hitting this website with false claims, photos of Shrek, and furry porn. Wait. What the hell is “furry porn?” Do I need to Google this and see what it is? Sure, I’ll take one of for the team and…OH MY GOD!!!! DO. NOT. GOOGLE. FURRY. PORN. Trust me on this. That is no way to treat the rabbit from Zootopia. I’m going to have some serious bunny butthole nightmares. What was I talking about? Oh yeah…this website.

Basically, people are bombing this website with…really? The rabbit? I’m sorry….back to work. They’re bombing this website with a lot of shit in order to shut it down. It’s like that time TikTokkers ordered all those reservations for Trump’s Tulsa hate rally and the campaign set up a giant screen outside for the overflow crowd for the millions of MAGAts they were expecting, but then nobody showed up which embarrassed the campaign and Brad Parscale got fired. That was a good day. Those TikTokkers did to Donald Trump what I just saw a cartoon Michael Jordan doing to Bugs Bunny’s girlfriend. Why so many rabbits?

The website is Prolife Whistle Blower or some shit like that. Normally, I hate to post links on my blog for jerkwads but I’m all for chicanery, shenanigans, and being a stinker. There’s another route you can take which is to report the site to its host which is the same host for this very blog, GoDaddy.

This anti-choice site that helps uptight knuckle-dragging cave-dwelling Neanderthals rat (Agh! Just got another furry porn flashback) on people for doing something that’s a very private and sensitive manner may be violating GoDaddy’s Terms of Service. So, if GoDaddy doesn’t want to help create a bunch more daddies, including uncle daddies and rapist daddies, they’ll take this hate site down.

There is a tipline at GoDaddy. There is another page for abuse reports. Finally, you can just send them an email at privacy@godaddy.com. At the very least, GoDaddy will not want to be bogged down in a political quagmire and will delete the site for that reason alone.

If everything else fails, I got some Lola Bunny pics you can send them.

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Last Stand


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This is a big deal. This isn’t like one of those times where North Carolina, Alabama, or Kentucky tampers with a constitutional right only to have a court step in and slap it down. This infringement on a constitutional right in Texas will probably stand. No, it’s not going to stand because it’s right. It’ll stand because it’s wrong and we allowed a racist orange idiotic imbecile installed by a Russian dictator to have three picks for the Supreme Court. We even let the Republican Party and the orange idiot steal two of them.

Do you see now why liberals need to vote?

Texas has basically ended abortion in Texas. The new law bans all abortions after six weeks, even in the case of rape and incest. It even allows punishment and lawsuits against anyone who aids in an abortion, from the nurse, to an activist handing out pamphlets, or an Uber driver who takes a patient to a clinic. And most women who become pregnant don’t realize it until AFTER six weeks. It’s going to be just nearly as hard to get an abortion in Texas as it is to find decent dental work.

The Supreme Court weighed in last night without weighing in. All three Trump/McConnell selections voted with the other two conservatives to let this infringement stand, even though the Supreme Court ruled nearly 50 years ago that abortion is a constitutional right and states can’t be allowed to infringe on that right. Fuck precedent, right?

What happens now? Rich women in Texas will simply travel to blue states for abortions…even the conservative blonde ones (this isn’t a slap on blondes, but have you been to Texas? It’s like a Fox News panel). Poor women will be forced to travel to Mexico (where legal standing varies state-by-state) or into back alleys in Texas. Other yee-haw states will follow Texas’ lead and outlaw abortion.

We won a battle by defeating Republicans and Trump in 2020, but the war continues. We are still in the Trump era. The Trump/McConnell picks could be on the highest court in the land for the next 30 years.

And women, I am so sorry. If you think attacks on your rights stops here in Texas, you’re wrong. This will only embolden white conservative Christian men. If you are a woman in the United States, you are under attack.

This truly sucks.

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Partisan Bwa-Ha


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Democrats in the Texas legislature have fled the state. No, not because Texas sucks. I mean, yeah…it does suck but that’s not why they left. They left because a quorum is required by Texas law for the legislature to pass anything.

First off, what is a quorum? A quorum is a minimum number required for proceedings to progress. As soon as Republicans looked up the definition, they were all like, “How dare those Democrats!!!”

What Republicans are trying to pass is the same horse shit voter suppression laws Republicans passed in Georgia and that have been proposed in 42 other states in our nation. These laws are based on the lie there was massive voter fraud but they’re really a response to voter turnout and the fact fewer and fewer Americans are voting for Republicans. It’s easier to just change the laws than appeal to voters.

What Democrats are doing is trying to save voting rights.

When you listen to Republicans, they pretend like they’re trying to save voting rights and they love to toss around the term “voting integrity,” which is bizarre as fuck coming from fuckers with zero integrity. For example, lying and being dishonest about the racist shit you’re up to is not the kind of a thing one does if he or you have integrity. If Republicans truly believed they were doing the right thing, they’d stop FUCKING LYING about what they’re trying to do.

Last night, during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Republican National Committee aired an ad on several different networks that was more annoying and aggravating than having to listen to Joe Buck call the All-Star Game.

During the game, some players were wearing an ear pierce and microphone so Joe Buck could interview them…while they were playing. It was like that time Celine Dion gave a concert and her husband who’s like 80 years older than her made her wear an ear piece so he could talk to her while she was singing. I bet at that time, she was wishing she had been on the Titanic.

The All-Star Game was scheduled for Georgia but MLB pulled and relocated it to Denver in response to Georgia’s racist voter suppression laws. Last night, the Republicans aired an ad of a former state legislature, who happens to be a black guy, blaming Democrats for the state losing the game, the income it would have generated, and that black people love and have boners for voter ID laws.

Let me remind Republicans that the black friend strategy only works on you guys. You always argue a person can’t be racist if that person has a black friend. History proves you can have a black friend and still be a racist. Strom Thurmond is one of the biggest racists in history yet, he loved having sex with black women. Adolph Hitler, who most people accept was a bigot and a racist and a huge promoter that Aryans are the “master race,” literally had a pact with Japan. In case you have to be told, Japanese people are NOT Aryans. Look it up.

Having a black friend doesn’t justify your racist bullshit.

In this stupid ad, the black friend only mentions voter ID when talking about the voter suppression laws. Hmmm. That’s odd. Why are so many people, Democrats, corporations, Major League Baseball, civil rights activists, and women, who if Strom Thurmond were still alive, would want to sleep with, upset over laws that are only about voter ID? Oh, yeah. That’s right. They’re NOT just about voter IDs. That’s just the only part Republicans like to mention.

What they leave out is they’re making it harder to vote. That while requiring IDs to vote, they’re closing DMVs in rural (black) counties where people can acquire acceptable IDs. They’re leaving out they’re making it harder to get IDs. They’re leaving out they are opposed to a national voter ID system. They’re leaving out that they’re for IDs while they’re against black people actually getting IDs.

That’s not the only shit they’re leaving out. They’re leaving out that they’re limiting the number of days to vote early. They’re limiting the number of drop boxes. They’re limiting the hours you can drop your ballot into a drop box. They’re removing all drop boxes on Sundays so black churches can’t use that time to bus people to drop off ballots.

While Republicans don’t want to “federalize” elections, they’re making it legal for Republican-controlled legislatures to overrule local election boards. They’re making it illegal to mail out mail-in ballot applications unless a voter requests one. By shutting down early voting, they’re working to make lines and the wait longer in urban (black) voting precincts. And then, they’re making it illegal to hand water to voters in those long lines Republicans have forced them into.

So, why didn’t your black friend in the MLB ad mention any of that shit? Here’s the thing, kids: If you have to lie to sell your evil bullshit, that means your bullshit is evil. It means you’re on the wrong side and you’re doing some hateful fucked-up shit.

It’s like you borrow a friend’s car and praise yourself to him that you refilled his gas tank…while leaving out there’s a dead transvestite hooker in the trunk.

The Democrats in Texas are trying to stop their state’s Republicans from leaving dead transvestite hookers in your car trunks…I mean, stop them from creating voter suppression laws. So, Texas Democrats fled to Washington, D.C. Republicans are lying about that too. They claim taxpayers are paying for it…but they’re not.

Now, Governor Abbott is threatening to arrest those Democrats because they are obstructing the Republicans’ efforts to pass racist bullshit voter suppression laws. I think that’s a great idea. No, really. Let’s arrest people who obstruct legislation.

Let’s arrest Mitch McConnell for his promise to obstruct President Barack Obama’s efforts to govern. McConnell said, during Obama’s first term, that his sole job was to make Obama a one-term president. Let’s arrest Mitch McConnell for blocking hearings and votes for Obama’s nominees to federal courts…including one to the Supreme Court. That bullshit was pretty obstructive. We can also arrest Moscow Mitch for stealing one from President Biden and for his promise to obstruct him.

We can also rack up a few charges on Mitch for using the filibuster. Hey, let’s arrest every Republican senator for that. While we’re at it, let’s arrest every Republican who voted against certifying the election. That was obstructive. Let’s arrest every Republican who voted against investigating the MAGA white nationalist terrorist attack on the Capitol. Let’s arrest every Republican who aided and abetted that white nationalist terrorist attack.

Let’s arrest Chip Roy. Since he is a Texas Congressman, Governor Abbott can put out an all-points bulletin for his arrest because Chippers said, “Eighteen more months of chaos and the inability to get things done. That’s what we want,” in regards to President Biden and the Democratic majority to pass legislation. He’s hoping they can win both chambers in 2022…so obstruct until then.

Finally, since Republicans are horny for arresting people fleeing Texas during a time of crisis…arrest Ted Cruz who fled to Cancun while his constituents were freezing their Texan balls off…and then blamed it all on his daughters. Here’s a fun fact: The United States has an extradition treaty with Mexico. That means, Mexican police can arrest Ted while he’s Cancun and deport his stupid sniveling deceitful cowardice ass back to the United States. And while he’s incarcerated, authorities can check just to make sure he’s not really the Zodiac Killer.

Also, Mexico…when you deport Ted Cruz back to his home nation, make sure it’s not Canada. They’re pissed enough at us.

If these arrests go down, I hope someone lets me know because I don’t want to miss my opportunity to let out a good, “Bwa-Ha-Ha-Ha!”

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Protests erupted in Cuba Sunday, spurred by the economic crisis left from the pandemic, shortages in basic goods, and clampdowns on civil liberties. Cuban protesters are demanding that President Miguel Diaz-Canel step down. Cubans are demanding to live in a democracy. Meanwhile, Democrats in Texas are also demanding to live in a democracy.

Cubans want democracy to come to their island nation. Democrats in Texas are also on an island. Democrats are fighting to keep Republicans from stealing our democracy.

Democracy is in danger in the United States.

The Donald Trump presidency was an attempt to establish fascism in the United States. Even while he was in the White House, Donald Trump claimed he deserved a third term because Democrats “spied on him.” He downplayed elections and told us they would be fraudulent before they even happened. He and his supporters created the Big Lie he won the election and it was stolen from him. Finally, they tried to overturn the election. These people who call themselves “Constitutionalists” attempted to stop the Constitutionally-mandated certification of the election with a bloody coup to install Donald Trump as a dictator. White nationalist MAGA terrorist fucknuts attacked the Capitol because democracy worked and it didn’t give them what they wanted. Donald Trump is currently trying to make a martyr out of the terrorist Capitol Police shot and killed while she was trying to break into an area to attack members of Congress.

Ashli Babbitt was an anti-American terrorist.

And now, the GOP response to a democratically-held election that’s been judged as the most successful of all time, is to decrease democracy.

Republicans are trying to make it harder to vote based on the Big Lie there was rampant voter fraud in 2021, which is bizarre to claim since a lot of Republicans won races in that election too. Republicans are trying to make it harder for black people to vote.

When Republicans defend these voter-suppression laws, they only talk about voter IDs and they leave out all the other restrictions like limiting voting hours, days to vote, limiting mail-in voting, and even making it illegal to hand a voter a bottle of water. While being crazy in love with voter IDs, Republicans do NOT want a system of federal voter IDs.

What happens when you demand that every dark-skinned voter have an ID in order to vote…and then they fuck everything up by actually getting IDs?

State Republicans aren’t just trying to make it harder for minorities to vote. They’re also giving Republican-controlled legislatures more power over election results. They’re taking control away from local election boards in cities and counties, and giving it to Republicans. So let’s say in 2028, Kamala Harris beats Ivanka Trump in a specific voting district that wins her that state. With these laws, a Republican legislature might say, oh there’s fraud in that district so let’s just go ahead and give it to Nepotism Barbie. As Donald Trump screamed while committing election fraud in Georgia, “Find me the votes.” In the future, Republicans will “find” the votes.

In Arizona right now, they’re still recounting despite the fact it won’t overturn that state’s results. Who’s doing the counting? Republicans who are part of a fucknut company full of Trump supporters. While Republicans are screaming there shouldn’t be a “partisan” investigation into the January 6 terrorist attack, they’re fine with there being partisan recounts. Partisanship is bad, partisanship is good, partisanship is bad…make up your fucking minds, fucknuts. The ballots in Maricopa County have already been recounted…twice before. This current partisan recount has been going on for over three months which means they keep getting the same results. Joe Biden won. Trump lost. Three months!

Another big lie is that Republicans care about democracy. They do not. They care about the cult. Democracy did not give them the fascist dictator they wanted so the response is to get rid of democracy. One way to do this, when not storming a capitol building, is to hire a partisan investigation firm with no actual experience counting ballots to spend three months counting ballots. To be fair, they are Republicans for whom counting may be difficult. I would trust a count from Sesame Street’s The Count (and a one, ah-ah-ah) more than I’d trust a count from a Republican (duh-duh-duh).

Texas Democrats have fled Texas to stop Republicans from killing democracy. The state legislature needs a quorum to conduct state business. If the Democrats are not there, Republicans don’t have a quorum and they can’t vote to kill democracy. Governor Greg Abbott, who also wants to use state money to finish Trump’s racist border wall instead of rebuilding Texas’ energy infrastructure, is threatening to arrest the Democrats when they return…which is a sure fire way to convince them to return.

Democrats, don’t forget what happened to Alexei Nevalny.

Texas Democrats are also hoping to appeal to Congress to pass a voting rights measure to kill the democracy-killing efforts in Texas. Republicans in Congress are using the filibuster to prevent Democrats there from passing anything, like saving democracy. If you’re a Republican and you’re upset that Texas Democrats ran out of the state to prevent Republicans from having a quorum, think of it like a filibuster.

Democrats are trying to save democracy while Republicans are the bad guys trying to kill it. Republicans are horrible, vile, disgusting, racist, ugly, nasty, despicable, knuckle-dragging democracy-hating cult-worshipping fascist troglodytes…and they smell too. Ew.

Cuba, here’s a piece of advice: If you get democracy, keep Republicans away from it. They ruin everything. Will Cuba have more democratic freedom in the future than Texas? Probably, as long as they prevent those Trump MAGAt goons from conducting three-month recounts. Ah-ah-ah.

Creative note: I normally hate cartoons like this. You know, where one thing is mistaken for another. You can usually see the punchline coming from a mile away. But, I gave into it this time because I really liked correlating democracy in Cuba and Texas.

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