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Friends in Low Low Low Low Low Low Places


Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and his colleague Kelly Meggs were found guilty yesterday of seditious conspiracy by a jury after a two-month federal trial. They were also found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding, along with fellow Oath Keepers Jessica Watkins, Thomas Caldwell, and Kenneth Harrelson. These charges stem from the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in order to stop Congress from certifying the election of Joe Biden, overthrow the government, and install Donald Trump as an unelected Oompa Loompa Cheeto-stained dictator.

Prosecutors say Rhodes acted as a “battlefield general” during the riots, and was also found guilty of tampering with documents or proceedings.

In order to be convicted of seditious conspiracy, prosecutors must prove that two or more people conspired to “overthrow, put down or to destroy by force” the US government, or that they planned to use force to oppose US authority. There were definitely more than two people involved in this conspiracy. A third person tweeted for them to come to Washington on January 6, 2021, promising it was “going to be wild.” That same person also gave them a speech before the riot, instructing them to “walk” to the Capitol.

The charge of seditious conspiracy was first created during the Civil War era to stop southerners from fighting against the U.S. government. It’s an extremely rare charge and the Justice Department is reluctant to use it. This was the first conviction of seditious conspiracy in the United States since 1995 when 10 Islamist militants were convicted for trying to plant bombs at New York City landmarks.

These five Oath Keepers are just a few of the over 900 MAGAts who have been arrested in connection to the insurrection on January 6, 2021.

The Oath Keepers were looking for trouble on January 6. They stashed weapons in a Virginia hotel room with plans to retrieve them in the event of massive disorder. Defense attorneys argued that the Oath Keepers were only there to preserve the peace and protect people inside and outside the Capitol from the riot they help start.

In multiple encrypted chat conversations before the riot, Rhodes expressed hope that Trump would invoke the Insurrection Act, which he believed would “nullify” D.C. gun laws and all other restrictions on violent behavior.

The jury got to see a text sent from Rhodes to his followers during the riot saying, “Rise up in insurrection”. In case you’re a Republican, the text did not say “rise up in tourism.”

These were not tourists as some Congressmen, who ran for their lives on January 6, have claimed. These were terrorists encouraged, invited, and instigated by Donald Trump, who told them to be in the capital on January 6 to stop the certification, tweeting that it was “going to be wild.” Twitter banned Trump for using their platform to coordinate a terrorist attack but after purchasing it, Elon reinstated Trump in the belief that rounding up white nationalist terrorists to overthrow the government is free speech.

This verdict is vindication for the Justice Department and Attorney General Merrick Garland as it shows these investigations are NOT political or designed to go after people merely for being conservatives or Trump supporters. It also shows that it’s not a political attack against President Biden’s potential opponent in 2024. These goons were found guilty by a jury of their peers.

Just as the Shoe Bomber wasn’t charged and prosecuted because he’s Muslim, January 6 insurrectionists are not being persecuted because they’re Trump supporters. They’re terrorsists.

Now, as the newly-appointed Special Counsel investigates Donald Trump’s involvement in the coup, among other things, the event on January 6, and the attempts to steal the election in the days and weeks before the attack, can now be described in court as sedition.

Donald Trump knew he lost the election. Members of his staff have testified he was told this. There was no way Donald Trump honestly believed he won the election. He’s just a liar. He knew he lost and he knew his attempts to reverse the outcome were illegal. Donald Trump knew he was committing sedition.

Like he did with Holocaust-denying white supremacist Nick Fuentes who was Kanye West’s companion for dinner at Mar-a-Lago, I’m sure Trump will claim he doesn’t know who the Oath Keepers were, even though Rhodes was in contact with the Secret Service at least before January 6, and also with Trump pal and pardon recipient Roger Stone on the day of the attack. Rhodes may have been passing messages to Trump through Stone.

Rhodes and Kelly can receive sentences of up to 20 years after being convicted of seditious conspiracy. I hope Trump receives the same. And then Trump can have lunches every day with white supremacists and Holocaust deniers.

Music Note: I listened to The Verve Pipe, and not just the song “Bittersweet Symphony.”

Update: My friend Quannah informed me that I was listening to The Verve and NOT The Verve Pipe. I’ve been confusing those bands for each other for over 30 years. The Verve is a British band and Verve Pipe are American. Or was Verve American and the Pipe Verve British? Shit.

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Iranian MAGA


Republicans are noisy about free speech but all about oppressing statements they don’t want to hear. Republicans and MAGAts are all over Twitter celebrating Elon Musk bringing “free speech” back to the platform, which to them includes conspiracy theories, lies, covid misinformation, and organizing terrorist attacks by white nationalists in order to overturn the government and install a fascist Oompa Loompa as a dictator. But free speech-loving right-wingers were all behind Donald Trump saying, “Fire that sonofabitch” regarding NFL athletes who kneeled during the national anthem. They’re all supportive of the NFL blackballing a Super Bowl quarterback who protests racism. They’re all behind the governor of Florida in his attempts to literally outlaw “wokeism,” as he says his state is where “woke goes to die,” and a court just ruled against his attempts to make it illegal for corporations to have “woke” policies.

It seems that Republicans are all about free speech but only if the speech is what they want to hear. It seems they would love us to be a nation that bans free speech and the right to protest, like Iran.

Iran is an oppressive fundamentalist government. Protests have been erupting in cities across the nation since the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who died in custody after being arrested for not wearing the hijab in accordance with government standards. The United Nations says over 300 people have been killed and over 14,000 have been arrested during the protests. Now, the government is giving the death penalty to protesters in a nation that’s already murdered over 400 of its citizens with its death penalty.

The protests have even reached the World Cup in Qatar as players for the Iranian national team refused to sing the nation’s national anthem before its game against England. Some players reported that government officials threatened members of the players’ families, saying they would receive “violence and torture” if they refused to sing at the next game or engaged in any protests against the regime. When the next game came up, against Wales, the players sang the national anthem. Smile unless you want a headless grandmother.

A source told CNN that players were promised “presents and cars” if they played well, but that switched to violent threats against their families. The source also claimed, “In the last game against Wales, the regime sent over hundreds of these actor supporters in order to create a false sense of support and favor amongst the fans. For the next game against the U.S., the regime is planning to significantly increase the number of actors into the thousands.” That game is happening today at 2 p.m.

I wonder where Iran got the idea to put actors in the stands to give a false impression of support? That’s a trick Donald Trump did when he announced his 2016 presidential campaign. I hope the Iranian actors are paid more than what Trump paid his fake supporters, which was $50.

Here in the United States, our government doesn’t threaten athletes for protesting the government and refusing to participate in the national anthem while it’s played before games. Our government only intimidates them and coordinates with leagues to have them blackballed.

For four years, Donald Trump was the federal government. While he was president (sic), he called for NFL players who refused to stand during the national anthem to be fired. The NFL was listening and Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback who took his team to the Super Bowl, didn’t receive even one official tryout with an NFL team from 2017 until this year, which was with the Las Vegas Raiders (who didn’t sign him). Not only has no team signed the guy, even to a backup position, but 31 of the 32 teams won’t even look at him. And it took six years for one of them to do that.

The NFL has banned a player for silently protesting while allowing another to continue playing despite over two dozen accusations from women of sexual harassment and sexual assault, even after the player, DeShaun Watson, settled 20 lawsuits with his accusers. The NFL did suspend the guy for 11 games with a fine of $5 million after the Cleveland Browns signed him to a $230 million contract.

We are better than Iran, but I don’t know how much better.

Music Note: I listened to Better than Ezra, Oasis, and The Black Keys.

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Guess What’s Coming To Dinner


I’m writing this from Chicago in the Midway Airport where I’m enjoying a $12.00 Blue Moon.

I’m calling bullshit on Donald Trump’s explanation for having dinner with noted white supremacist Nick Fuentes. And what’s up with a guy of Mexican heritage being a white supremacist? That’d be like me hating white people. Come to think of it, white people can be very annoying. Just this morning at one of the cafes in the Memphis airport, a white blond Karen was stepping in front of people waiting for their names to be called to pick up their orders, to see why hers wasn’t ready yet. “You haven’t called my name yet and I have a plane to catch,” like everyone else was in the terminal just for the cuisine.

But last week, Donald Trump hosted Kanye West, or Ye, at Mar-a-Lago where they had dinner. Coming along for the ride and possibly Mar-a-Lago hater tots was Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist who has denied the Holocaust. Reportedly, Ye wanted advice from Donald Trump on handling his business after several corporations dumped him for antisemitic comments.

Hey, Ye… I have some business advice for you. After losing sponsorships over antisemitism, don’t hang out with white supremacist Holocaust deniers.

Trump claimed he didn’t know who Nick Fuentes was and issued a statement last Friday after it became public and even some Republicans issued statements saying it wasn’t a good idea. Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson said, “I don’t think it’s a good idea for a leader that’s setting an example for the country or the party to meet with an avowed racist or antisemite.” It’s normal now for Republicans to have to issue statements saying chowing down with white supremacists in your house isn’t a good idea. Do you know why Democrats never issue statements saying don’t hang out and have dinner with racists? Because Democrats don’t have dinner with racists.

Trump said, “Kanye West (It’s Ye, motherfucker) very much wanted to visit Mar-a-Lago. Our dinner meeting was intended to be Kanye and me only, but he arrived with a guest whom I had never met and knew nothing about.”

After more scorn was heaped on him, Trump issued another statement saying, “So I help a seriously troubled man, who just happens to be black, Ye (so now it’s Ye, who Trump had to tell us is black), who has been decimated in his business and virtually everything else and who has always been good to me, by allowing his request for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, alone, so that I can give him very much needed ‘advice.” That’s how you know Ye is troubled because he wants business advice from the guy who’s destroyed every business he’s ever started. You know what they didn’t eat at that dinner? Trump Steaks.

But Trump elaborated. “He shows up with three people, two of which I didn’t know, the other a political person who I haven’t seen in years. I told him “don’t run for office, a total waste of time, can’t win.” Fake News went CRAZY!”

Apparently, Ye missed Trump’s announcement that he’s running for president because Ye is also running and asked Trump to be his running mate. Yes, Ye is troubled.

But again, how did this white supremacist get inside Mar-a-Lago with all the other white supremacists?

Here’s where I call bullshit on Trump claiming he didn’t know who Fuentes was and that Ye just showed up with unexpected guests. Trump has Secret Service protection. I guess it’s possible for surprise visitors to show up at Mar-a-Lago but these guys are extremely particular about who former presidents (sic) spend time with. And sure, it may be hard to police everyone who walks into Mar-a-Lago since it’s a country club and even stolen classified documents have been stored there, but it just seems bizarre that the Secret Service was unaware a holocaust white supremacist was coming for dinner.

Also, Trump claims he didn’t know the guy and we all know Trump is a liar.

Goodbye from, Chicago.

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Something To Smite About


I am so looking forward to the impending Trump/DeSantis war. DeSantis is trying to blow off Trump’s attacks as just “noise” because he knows it’s too early to attack Trump. Nobody but Trump needs to start officially running for president right now. DeSantis and everyone else can wait about a year before creating official campaigns. DeSantis is exhibiting just how better disciplined he is than Trump by holding off for now, but the time will come when DeSantis will have to run against Donald Trump, and that will require attacking him.

Donald Trump is a god for the Republican base and they have become a cult. DeSantis is very popular with the same base, but how will the cult respond when DeSantis attacks their deity? I hope he goes the Marco Rubio route and tells them Trump has a tiny penis.

That’s it for today’s blog, kids. It’s Sunday and I spent about six hours on this cartoon. I’m flying back to the east coast in the morning and I have a lot to do before that. Later.

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Big Fat Nothings


Republicans campaigned for the midterms promising to fight crime, inflation, the recession, open borders, and high gas prices. For all that, they won the House with an itty bitty tiny minuscule majority. Naturally, with a tiny majority, the GOP is on notice and needs to be productive at governing and producing significant legislation in order to retain power and perhaps even grow its majority in two years. To pass anything significant, they’ll need to compromise with Democrats. They’re not going to do that.

The Republicans are going to spend the next two years on partisan bullshit. They’re going to make a lot of noise over nothing. They’re going to repeat what they did with Benghazi. What did they do there? They conducted multiple investigations which were effective politically but that’s it. They didn’t prove any crimes or negligence…but they hurt Hillary Clinton.

Back in 2015 just as the race for the presidency was beginning, Kevin McCarthy told Sean Hannity, “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought.”

The GOP had the majority in the House then and McCarthy was the second goon in command. He openly admitted the entire reason for the Benghazi investigation was to hurt Hillary Clinton. That’s it. They didn’t produce any results and the GOP was lousy at legislating, but boy, could they investigate the shit out of nothing. That investigation cost you $7 million. Thanks, fiscal conservatives.

Also, remember McCarthy is the same goon who cries that the select committee investigating the insurrection is partisan and political.

Now, they’re going to investigate Hunter Biden. They’ve been barking nonstop over the past two years about Hunter Biden’s laptop without producing anything significant. Again, what’s on Hunter’s laptop? They couldn’t tell you. And in two more years, after they’ve spent millions investigating Hunter, they still won’t be able to tell you. That’s my prediction and I feel pretty confident about it.

And if Republicans actually cared about corruption, they’d investigate Trump making money from foreign governments while he was in office. They’d investigate why Saudi Arabia gave Jared $2 billion after he left the White House. Instead, they’re going to investigate the Justice Department for investigating actual crimes Donald Trump committed. Which crimes? Take your pick. There are several.

They’re going to make a lot of noise about the military withdrawal from Afghanistan while ignoring it was an agreement Trump negotiated with the Taliban. In two years, we’ll be right where we are today.

It’ll be the same way with Dr. Fauci, Merrick Garland, the border, and whatever other bullshit they can come up with. Republican success with these investigations won’t be any change in policies, legislation, impeachments, or even by providing Americans with answers. Success for them will be if they can convince Americans that Joe Biden is bad, even if they can’t tell you why. They did it with Hillary. Why is Hillary bad? We don’t know but we got decades of Republicans telling us she is so it must be true, right?

For the next two years, Republicans will be giving us nothing but gaslighting. They have the majority which gives them the power to set the agenda and issue subpoenas, which might be awkward after spending the past two years telling the public to ignore congressional subpoenas.

I hope America pays attention. Inflation, high gas prices, crime, the recession, the borders? Republicans don’t solve legitimate problems. Remember this in two years. In two years, tell me what the GOP House majority accomplished. I can jump ahead and tell you now.

Nothing.

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Hunter 2024


Donald Trump and his ilk believe he can’t be investigated, indicted, or prosecuted if he’s a candidate for the presidency. If this is true, then expect every lawbreaker under investigation in the future to declare he or she is a presidential candidate. And, they won’t even have to wait until it’s campaign season. Donald Trump didn’t and announced his candidacy the week after the midterms. Now, Donald Trump will be officially running for president for two straight years…unless he’s in prison. But even then, he might continue as a candidate.

Now, Donald Trump will claim any investigation of him is political because he’s a presidential candidate, and President Joe Biden is sicking the government on him because it’s the only way to stop him. Except, he was under investigation before he announced his candidacy. Joe Biden can stop him without sicking the government on him because he did it before and beat him legitimately in the 2020 election. Trump was the only one who tried to use the power of the presidency to go after his opponents, such as extorting Ukraine for dirt on the Bidens and having his Attorney General Bill Barr appoint Special Counsel John Durham to investigate Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which is still going after two years despite not proving anything. And there’s the uncomfortable factoid for MAGAts that Donald Trump is an actual criminal.

Speaking of politically-motivated investigations brings us to Hunter Biden’s laptop which was first reported on in 2020 by The New York Post, though it wasn’t given much attention at the time because it was reported by The New York Post and they didn’t have much to go on. Even the reporters who wrote the story refused to put their names on it because journalistically speaking, there was nothing there.

Most stories on the laptop that were initially repeated only said there was a laptop that once belonged to Hunter Biden. That alone made people start screaming. Donald Trump even tried to bring it up during a debate with Joe Biden. “Well, your son owned a laptop.”

Over the past two years, legitimate media outlets have acknowledged that there is indeed a laptop and The Washington Post even hired experts to go over a copy of the hard drive who authenticated parts of it. This week, CBS News did the same thing.

What they have found is that much of the information on the hard drive is authentic and did come from Hunter Biden.

So now, Republicans who will have a slim majority in the House in January are promising investigations into Hunter Biden and they’re going to use this laptop as part of it. They get to point out that it actually once belonged to Hunter and lots of stuff on it is authentic. But, what’s on it? What has been authenticated?

The laptop came into GOP possession through a MAGAt who owns a computer repair shop in Delaware. He claims Hunter dropped it off for repairs and never paid for the repairs and abandoned the laptop. So the repair shop goon did what any concerned individual would do who’d want a legitimate and credible investigation into something, and gave it to… wait for it… Rudy Giuliani.

But before Rudy could get his hands on it, the FBI picked it up because they were investigating Hunter for lobbying for a foreign government without registering as a foreign lobbyist and for possible tax evasion. In fact, they’re still investigating him. So, what Rudy got was a copy from which he sent further copies covered in farts and hair dye to the goon universe. If this laptop is ever produced as evidence in a court trial, it will be dismissed pretty quickly.

So even if everything on the laptop is legitimate, what’s on it that implicates President Biden in a crime? Well, nothing. I mean, Republicans have yet to produce anything that shows a crime being committed by anyone, even Hunter. They haven’t even found downloaded Nickelback songs on the laptop. Even the bad stuff they claim, like photos of Hunter with underage girls, has turned out to be a lie. There are also rumors that there’s a pic of Hunter in the nude, but hell, even Reagan’s daughter posed for Playboy, so no crime there unless he was naked in a Starbucks.

This just in! Hunter’s laptop has a picture of Hunter naked in a Starbucks! Impeach his dad now! I can assure you from personal experience that Starbucks will make you put on pants while in their stores.

What is proven on the laptop is that Hunter was working on a business deal in China AFTER his father was vice president. There’s an email about bringing a “big guy” in on the deal, which everyone assumes is Joe Biden. And there’s a reply to that from Hunter saying the “big guy” doesn’t want any part of the deal. Then, there’s a voicemail saved to the hard drive from Joe Biden himself. Yeah, now we’re getting somewhere? What does that message say? Was it Joe Biden providing bank account numbers where to deposit bribes from foreign governments, or laying out plants to go pantless in Starbucks? No, it was Joe Biden telling his son to seek help for his drug addiction because he loves him very much. So…Aha! Joe Biden is a man who cares about his son and wants him to get help for his drug addiction. Can we impeach him for that? You never heard a voicemail from Donald Trump telling Jr. to seek help for his cocaine addiction. I’m not saying Donald Trump Jr has a coke addiction, I’m just saying we never heard that voicemail from his father.

But, even if the laptop proves Hunter is a criminal, he’s not Joe Biden. He’s not in a government office. He’s not the president. He doesn’t even work in the White House.

Surely Hunter did profit from being his father’s son when he got a job for Burisma, a Ukraine energy company, but that’s not illegal. If it was illegal to make money from your father’s name while he’s in office, then JaVanka would be answering a lot of serious questions regarding how they made $640 million while Trump was president (sic) and while they worked in his administration.

There are questions about Hunter trying to make a business deal in China, which he failed at, but also isn’t illegal. Did you know that Donald Trump owns businesses in foreign countries? Did you know that Donald Trump continued to make money off foreign governments while he was president (sic)? Did you know that it’s legal to own a laptop?

So, I’m going to tell you what I’ve told you in previous blogs. Anytime you hear someone talking about Hunter Biden’s laptop, ask them, “What’s on it?”. If they tell you, then they’re lying (like Ted Rall when he said the laptop incriminates Joe Biden without telling us how). It doesn’t matter if it’s a real laptop that really belonged to the president’s son once upon a time, you need something incriminating on it to go after someone.

And despite there not being a damn thing on it that even suggest illegalities, Republicans are about to start spending millions of your money investigating Hunter and Joe based on this insignificant laptop. They can’t even tell you what crimes they’re investigating. They’re going to Benghazi the fuck out of this laptop.

If Republicans really cared about the rule of law, then they’d investigate the guy who attempted to extort a foreign president for dirt on his political opponent, or an attempt to steal an election, or an insurrection, or stolen classified government documents, or sexually assaulting women, or Jared for receiving $2 billion from Saudi Arabia immediately upon his resignation from his White House job where he worked on government deals with Saudi Arabia.

What we’re going to get from a Republican House majority are investigations by the goons who engage in coverups.

I think Hunter should declare his candidacy for president just to fuck with them.

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Grumpy Old Men


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It’s Gonna Be Wild


Donald Trump was removed and banned from Twitter for instigating a white nationalist terrorist attack designed to overturn a free and fair election and install him as an unelected dictator. Twitter removing him was the right move because he’s a national security threat and used the platform to attack our nation. People died because of Trump’s use of Twitter to start a riot. He told his supporters to come to Washington to stop the certification of an election, telling them it was “going to be wild.” Now, Elon Musk, the troll who bought Twitter, has reinstated Donald Trump.

Elon conducted a poll on Twitter asking if Trump should be reinstated. The poll itself was trolling. “Yes” won with 51.8 percent. Elon used this to justify lifting the ban on Trump. A little over 15 million Twitter users responded to the poll while there are over 450 million active Twitter accounts. There’s no telling how many of the 15 million were bots, and there were certainly a lot of users who didn’t want to feed Elon’s ego by participating in his stupid little poll. Elon claimed 134 million users saw the poll which is admitting the majority didn’t want to play with him. This is another fake win for Trump.

Trump claims he won’t return to Twitter, but we know he’s a liar. If Donald Trump actually stands by his commitment not to return to Twitter, it’ll only be because doing so will destroy the failing platform he created, Truth Social.

Elon claims reinstating Trump is free speech, but instigating a terrorist attack isn’t free speech. I think Elon knows this but he just doesn’t care about the damage he inflicts on this nation. He made it clear he wanted Republicans to win the midterms so he’s obviously reinstating Trump to help Trump retake the White House. Now, Elon has made Twitter a safe haven for terrorists.

With all the decisions Elon has made since he took the platform over, it almost seems like he wants to destroy Twitter. And it almost seems like he wants to destroy this nation.

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Bonesaw Dreams


Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince and now Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia may receive legal immunity from a lawsuit over the murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. As a candidate, Joe Biden promised to isolate MBS and turn the man into an international pariah over his role in the murder of Khashoggi, which our national intelligence believes he ordered. As president, Biden has visited MBS in Saudi Arabia and gave the guy a fist bump. Now, instead of making the murderer a pariah, he’s legitimized him… and he still hasn’t helped us out with rising gas prices.

Donald Trump, who made excuses for MBS’s murder and has hosted his golf tournaments while his son-in-law, Jared, has been gifted $2 billion from the Crown Prince, is more likely to see the inside of an American prison before the Saudi ever will. Perhaps Trump is sympathetic toward MBS because he can relate to killing people. Because of Trump’s ineptitude, mismanagement, lies, downplaying, and politicizing of the coronavirus pandemic, tens of thousands of Americans died who shouldn’t have. There is blood on both of these men’s hands.

And while MBS is being shielded from an American lawsuit over the murder of Khashoggi, Trump will now be investigated by a Special Counsel appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

I thought the appointment of a Special Counsel was a bad move until I saw Trump and Republicans’ reaction to it. Trump has called it “unfair” and says he won’t “partake” in it, at least not in the way he partakes with a KFC bucket.

Trump said, “For six years I have been going through this, and I am not going to go through it anymore.” The reason Trump has been “going through this” for six years is that he’s been a criminal for over six years. And guess what. He will be going through it again. And not “partake?” He barely partaked (partooked?) with the Mueller investigation and refused to sit down for an interview. I hope this Special Counsel doesn’t eat that bullshit and is tougher than Robert Mueller.

After “going through this” and being optimistic about the Mueller investigation, I’m going to withhold my enthusiasm for this one until I see something to be hopeful about.

Trump and his goons have been claiming all these investigations are political anyway, so I’d ignore all the noise they’re making now. Like MBS, Donald Trump is a criminal. Let’s at least make one of these bad guys receive justice.

Creative note: I’m leaving town tomorrow so I planned out my next three cartoons… and then Merrick Garland had to fuck all that up yesterday.

Music note: I listened to Zebra’s first album.

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Don’t Leave Us, Nancy


If Donald Trump somehow manages to retake the White House, that’s when we’ll miss Nancy Pelosi the most because she had his number.

Nancy Pelosi stepped down last night from Democratic leadership, though she’s going to remain a member of Congress. Republican representative Ronny Jackson, a man who has literally been inside Donald Trump, tweeted how she’s now unemployed and no longer living off the taxpayers. She is NOT unemployed and Jackson is also living off the taxpayers. Republicans are enthusiastic that they “fired” Pelosi, but she’s stepping down. She hasn’t been fired.

I thought of doing a cartoon on a new problem for Republicans, which will be their hunt for a new boogeyman. For the past two decades, they’ve been vilifying Pelosi though none of them can actually tell you what’s so bad about her. They trashed her to the point that a terrorist broke into her house and assaulted her husband, cracking his skull open with a hammer. Today, they’re still vilifying her.

I saw a cartoon last night with this concept and another colleague commented on it, saying he was working on the same concept. But, boys…you’re forgetting something and that is, Republicans don’t work with reality. Republicans are still attacking Hillary Clinton and she hasn’t made a political move in six years. How many times in the past two years have you heard a Republican warn that Hillary Clinton is planning to run for president? MAGAts scream at me for drawing Trump, saying I should leave him alone since he’s not president (sic) anymore. But they really enjoy all those Hillary cartoons conservative cartoonists are still drawing.

But I wanted to draw a cartoon that’s more about Pelosi than about Republicans.

What’s so “bad” about Nancy Pelosi for conservatives is that she was good at her job. In fact, she was great. She is the greatest House speaker in the history of the House. Put aside whether you agree with her or not, or if you even like her personally, she knew how to keep her members in line and push measures. There would be no Obamacare if Nancy Pelosi wasn’t Speaker at the time. If Pelosi hadn’t been Speaker for the last two years of Trump’s presidency (sic), he might have gotten funding from Congress for his racist border wall instead of having to steal it from the Defense Department’s budget.

During Pelosi’s speech, she mentioned that she enjoyed working with Presidents Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and even George W. Bush. She didn’t mention Trump, but maybe she should have, because I’m sure she enjoyed beating his ass time and time again.

Pelosi out-negotiated Donald Trump more than once, even during a government shutdown he initiated over funding for his wall. He left that negotiation with nothing and reopened the government. She impeached him twice and reconvened the House after his terrorist attack on it.

Pelosi didn’t mention Trump in her speech yesterday but subtly referenced him saying, “American democracy is majestic, but it is fragile. Many of us here have witnessed its fragility firsthand, tragically, in this chamber. And so, democracy must be forever defended from forces that wish it harm.”

Kevin McCarthy, who will most likely be the next Speaker, showed what kind of speaker he plans to be by not attending Pelosi’s speech. He criticized Pelosi for not delivering the speech when he could have been available. Shame on her for not checking with him first.

Republican Steve Scalise attended her speech, and was the only member of House GOP leadership to do so, and applauded for her.

Republican Doug MaLafa, one of the few who attended, said, “It has been historic. She’s been strong for her conference all this time. There’s a rivalry with opposite teams and all that stuff, but you know, at the end of the day, we all try to remember and reflect on how you get along with people.”

Republican Dan Meuser praised and insulted her, saying, “She’s got quite a legacy, that’s for sure. She’s an incredibly strong lady, hard worker, determined; certainly proved to be an excellent leader for her Democrat Party. I disagreed with her probably 98% of the time. But you’ve got to respect what she’s done. I was here because it was historic. The first woman speaker of the House and now, stepping down for the second time. So she’s quite a lady… and I don’t necessarily mean that always in a positive way.”

But in case we forgot that most Republicans are vile, there were those to remind us. Republican Jeff Duncan said, “Thank you for tendering your resignation from House Leadership today, @SpeakerPelosi, but I believe the American people fired you first.” They didn’t fire her from Democratic leadership, you ignorant turd. The only person the GOP has fired from House leadership was Liz Cheney, and that was for having principles.

The always classy Lauren Boebert tweeted, “Good riddance,” even though she hasn’t officially won her reelection yet. After a recount where she leads by a little over 500 votes, we could be saying “good riddance” to her. The likes of Boebert really can’t miss an opportunity to be as vile and shitty as possible.

Republican Tim Burchett said, “We don’t agree on anything. And I went up and talked to her, and she hugged my neck, and she asked me how my little girl Isabel was doing. She has a granddaughter named Isabel.” That’s the kind of person Pelosi is, and not the character the GOP has made her out to be over the past two decades.

Pelosi was the first woman to become Speaker of the House. She referenced the progress saying, “When I came to the Congress in 1987, there were 12 Democratic women. Now there are over 90… and we want more.”

Senator Tammy Duckworth said, “She’s broken glass ceilings and been a true role model for generations of women, including myself.”

Nancy leaves leadership with grace, civility, and dignity, all of which are sorely lacking in the new majority.

Creative note: I used this concept back in 2016 after Trump “won” the election, but with Uncle Sam grabbing onto President Obama’s leg, though that cartoon didn’t feature Trump. I thought it was fitting then and I think it’s fitting now.

Music note: I listened to CeeLo Green

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

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

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