Virginia

MAGA Snow


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We got a little snow yesterday here in Northern Virginia. We got between 12 and 14 inches which shuts everything down in this state. Hell, half an inch closes schools, makes everyone run to the stores, and drive like idiots. It makes Virginians post photos of their lawn furniture covered in snow which makes multiple unoriginal Canadians say, “We call that a ‘light dusting’. Har har har.”

I knew the storm was coming so I prepared. I ordered groceries on Sunday and I completed Monday morning’s cartoon that night just in case my power went out. I also had to go somewhere Monday morning but thought it might get canceled…and it was. In fact, everything is still shut down.

I did not expect us to get as much snow as we did. I thought I’d stay home with my heat on while making chili. But, you can’t make chili with an electric stove when the power goes out. I mentioned that on social media and everyone advised I get a propane grill for next time…but I wasn’t looking for advice. I’d just eat something else. I wasn’t in a food crisis.

I gave the power company until 7 P.M. before I was going to go to a hotel…and it came back on around 6 P.M. I made my chili.

But a lot of people don’t pay attention as thousands of people were stranded overnight on Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg, VA area. Some people were stuck on the interstate for over 19 hours. One of them was Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. The snow was deep and large trucks got stuck and blocked traffic.

My apartment overlooks Rt.1, which was just changed in Fredericksburg from “Jefferson Davis HWY” to “Emancipation HWY.” Yeah, yeah, yeah. There were a lot of jokes about being stuck on Emancipation HWY, but that got old quicker than the light-dusting jokes.

One person tried to make a U-turn in front of my apartment, which is illegal, and got stuck. I watched the guy abandon his car. I also watched it get towed several hours later.

So, why did so many people just not listen? Were they all unvaccinated? Are they skeptics? Did they think the government weather service was lying about the impending storm? Did Joe Rogan tell them it’d be light and balmy (I thought of that line after I had already sent my cartoon to my clients. Dammit)?

Anyway, I kinda like the snow. I did not like my power going out. But, I hope things are cleared enough that I can take a walk later today or tomorrow just so I can soak some of it in. But I’m not going to go walking down icy sidewalks as I’m too old and brittle now. I’m already clumsy and the last thing I need is a broken butt bone.

Everyone in the region, stay safe, and the best way to stay safe is…staying home.

Music note: For this one, I listened to some Jack Johnson.

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Fashion Trends for 2022


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For Republicans, the fashion trend for 2022 will be fewer MAGA hats and more sweater vests while keeping Donald Trump at bay. The trend will be to push racist Trumpian policies while attempting to appear less racist. There will be less screaming that Mexico is sending rapists and murderers and more warnings of Critical Race Theory, neither of which is actually happening. Also fashionable for Republicans is the phrase, “Let’s go Brandon” which replaces their other popular phrases, “Hang Mike Pence,” and “Jews will not replace us.”

For Democrats, the new fashion trend should be Thunder Shirts, which by the way, don’t work on beagles. Sure, the beagle will let you put it on him without a struggle, but for him, it’s just a comfy shirt. It doesn’t prevent them from being afraid of thunder and it definitely doesn’t stop them from barking. Shock collars don’t stop beagles from barking either which makes it extra cruel to leave them on the dog because they will still shock them. Also, those devices that emit a high-frequency sound when triggered by a bark, yeah, they don’t work on beagles either. What does work on beagles is cheese. Cheese doesn’t really stop them from barking, but they really like cheese.

Now, will Thunder Shirts work on Democrats?

First, for them to work on Democrats, they have to put the Thunder Shirts on, and they’re not going to give them a try unless they’re afraid. Are they afraid? They should be. Democrats should be trembling in fear after their defeat in Virginia and the close call in New Jersey. What happened in Virginia was huge and a major disappointment. What happened in New Jersey should have the Democratic Party purchasing Thunder Shirts in bulk.

If this week’s gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey are indicators for the 2022 midterm elections, where 34 U.S. Senate seats will be up for grabs, every House seat will be contested, and 36 governor races will be held, the Democrats are in trouble. Not only was 2021 not great for Democrats, but they didn’t as well as they hoped in 2020. Sure, Democrats took the Senate and White House, but they lost seats in the House. In Georgia, more voters went for Republican House candidates than voted for Donald Trump. A lot of people who hate Donald Trump will still vote for other Republicans.

It’s not just the Democrats being unable to pass significant legislation or failing to deliver on their promises of 2020 that’s endangering them. The other factor is the trends of voters.

The trend for voters is that they have bad memories. They don’t remember the insurrection which was only ten months ago. They don’t remember the stupidity of the Trump administration. In Virginia, they don’t remember that the last Republican governor liked gift bags a little too much. Voters have a trend of forgetting where a lot of our current problems that hurting our president in the polls were created by Donald Trump. COVID, inflation, and the supply-chain crisis all began under Trump. And rising gas prices is an international problem. Do you think there’s someone at a petrol station in England right now saying, “Blimey that bugger Joe Biden for these high gas prices!”? No?

Voters are forgetting the spread of the Big Lie and how Republicans are undermining democracy. Well, they’re forgetting or they’ve become desensitized.

There is another trend for voters and it’s not new. Voters are stupid. Every Republican president, every Republican House, and every Republican Senate runs up the debt, gives huge tax cuts to the rich, and sells trickle-down, which hasn’t worked in 40 years. Voters throw them out and a few years later, they put them back in. It’s after they’re back in power that voters realize, “Oh yeah. These guys suck.”

Republicans are really good at messaging. How many times have you heard a person complain about people on food stamps vs how many times you’ve heard a person complain about corporate welfare? OK, Republicans are good at messaging and a large portion of this nation is racist.

Democrats are not great, but they’re better than Republicans. Republicans are stupid, racist, and corrupt. Democrats are mostly just stupid. But right now, Democrats need to smarten up, get their act together, pass some significant legislation, and save voters from themselves, because, unlike beagles, humans will vote against free cheese.

Democrats better hear the thunder, which always arrives before the storm. The thunder was last Tuesday. The storm is 2022.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are TWENTY 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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Bwahaha Virginia


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Shit.

That’s what I posted on social media last. Shit. And it got a lot of replies. Only one person, in Germany, replied wondering what I was talking about. But I don’t create vague posts on social media. My nieces do that. I’ll often see something vague from one of the three of them like, “It’s the worst thing ever!” or “This is the end” or “Bitch, you’re gonna regret doing that!” After several years, I stopped worrying about these. They’re as frequent as their mirror selfies. But no, I wasn’t being vague and I didn’t have time to explain it to the German, who eventually figured it out and replied, “Oh …shit.”

Republican Glenn Youngkin won Virginia last night. The election was called after midnight. And, Democrats and liberals, he won. He won fairly….well the counting of ballots was fair and legal. Sure, he lied, gaslighted, demagogued, and dog whistled his way to the governor’s mansion, with the GOP lieutenant governor and attorney general riding on his coattails, but he won. Republicans are also poised to retake the House of Delegates, which would have been a firewall to Youngkin’s racist Trump agenda. Democrats will not sue, claim election fraud, say it was rigged, accuse non-documented immigrants and dead people of voting, demand a five-month Arizona-style recount from a recount first firm with no experience with the matter, blame bamboo ballots and Italian satellites, deny he won, refuse to concede, or stage a fascist coup attempt. He won. Shit.

Funny how Glenn Youngkin winning the race by less than 90,000 votes is free and legal yet losing by seven million is rigged. This is how it’s going to be from now on in this nation. Republicans will take election victories and praise free, fair, and how it was chock-full of juicy election fairness. But when they lose, they’re all going to claim it was rigged and stolen.

For me, the disappointment isn’t just that Glenn Youngkin won or that Terry McAuliffe lost after giving them a huge flub on a silver platter. It’s that I thought better of Virginia. Virginia, I’m seriously disappointed in you. Virginia, I just knew you were better. Virginia, I was wrong.

Virginia has been trending blue since President Obama won the state in 2008. He was the first Democratic presidential candidate to do so since LBJ. And while Virginia has a tradition of electing a governor in the opposite party of the one occupying the White House, it seemed Terry McAuliffe was going to destroy that tradition because he defied it in 2013. I thought Virginia was too good to go backward. I was wrong.

And while Youngkin barely won with about a two percent difference, I’m disappointed a lot of Democrats stayed home. The turnout was greater than expected, but it was still about a million less than the 2020 presidential election. I’m disappointed that Democrats don’t take these elections as seriously as Republicans do. I’m disappointed Virginia Democrats don’t understand the importance of these elections as well as Republicans.

I thought Virginia was too good to fall for the bullshit. Youngkin campaigned against Critical Race Theory being taught in public schools. Virginias bought racist dog whistle despite it not being taught in public schools.

Youngkin campaigned on Terry McAuliffe, President Biden, and attorney general Merrick Garland sending the FBI after parents for expressing their viewpoints at school board meetings. This hasn’t happened yet, Virginians bought it.

Youngkin didn’t point out these parents were issuing death threats to school officials. Virginia didn’t catch that or pay enough attention.

Youngkin ran a campaign ad featuring a parent accusing Terry McAuliffe of forcing really bad (black) books on her innocent baby…who was a senior in high school in an AP advanced reading course. They didn’t mention the book was Beloved, a very significant Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Toni Morrison, who was also awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

Glenn Youngin made a proposal about school choice that can only be funded by taking money out of public schools and giving it to private schools (most of which were created to save poor little rich white kids from being forced to go to the same school as black kids in the 1960s). Virginia didn’t seem to notice.

Youngkin’s policies were all tied toTrump policies. If you don’t want to take my word for it, you can ask Trump goon Steve Bannon, who boasted about this. Except, Virginia didn’t ask Steve Bannon about this, not even while he was here campaigning for Youngin and saluting a flag used during a racist insurrection.

Virginia wasn’t disgusted enough with Youngkin supporters, along with Steve Bannon, pledging to a flag they claimed was waived at Trump’s insurrection.

Virginia wasn’t disgusted that Youngkin started his campaign by tying it to the Big Lie.

Virginia wasn’t disgusted that Youngkin accepted Trump’s endorsement and said he represented so many reasons why he was running.

Virginia wasn’t outraged that Youngkin refused to condemn the Charlottesville Nazis, but could condemn actors portraying Nazis.

Virginia wasn’t turned off by Youngkin’s racist dog whistles which were over Critical Race Theory. Yes, kids. Whenever a politician is crying about Critical Race Theory, which isn’t in any public school in the United States, it’s a code for racism.

Virginia wasn’t appalled that Youngkin is pro-book banning.

Virginia displayed a very short memory by forgetting the Trump agenda it voted hard against, then voting for a Trump candidate.

Virginia forgot the disaster of the Trump presidency, which it rejected last year by ten percent when it chose President Biden over Donald Trump, and just voted for those same Trump policies to become state policies.

Virginia fell for the hoodwink, blaming President Biden for the international problems of high gas prices and inflation, where started under Trump.

Virginia blamed President Biden for the supply chain problem, which hasn’t really hit Virginia yet and once again, started under Trump.

Virginia didn’t ask Youngkin about his position on abortion, for which he was caught on a hot mic saying he wouldn’t talk about it on the campaign because the majority of the state disagreed with his position on it. Virginia made it easy for Youngkin not to talk about it.

Virginia didn’t realize it was setting the stage for Republican victories in next year’s midterms, which will put Mitch McConnell back in charge of the United States Senate.

Virginia, voting to hurt Democrats in Washington for bickering and failing to deliver, doesn’t realize what it’s going to get from a U.S. House and Senate led by Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy.

Virginia didn’t ask Youngkin if he’d duplicate policies by other Republican governors like Texas’ Greg Abbott and Florida’s Ron DeSantis.

Virginia didn’t ask if he would ban abortion like Abbot, or vaccine mandates like Abbott and DeSantis.

Virginia elected a candidate who is far right of the state’s moderate left.

Virginia, you voted stupid. I would have expected this from right-wing yee-haw states like Florida, Texas, Alabama, or even North Carolina. I would have expected this in swing states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. I didn’t expect it from you, Virginia.

Virginia, I thought you were better than this. I thought you were smarter than this. I was wrong.

Shit.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are TWENTY 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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Tiki-Torch Youngkin


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So, here’s what happened in Virginia last week:

Let’s start with the back story. In 2017, a bunch of tiki-torch Nazis in polo shirts and Khakis went to Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. They called it a “Unite the Right” rally. It sucked. These goons were emboldened by the election of Donald Trump because he ran on racist messages like Muslim bans, racist walls, deporting Mexicans, mosque surveillance, and the only people he’d allow to even legally immigrate to the United States would be white Norwegians and Melania’s parents. He also filled his staff with white nationalists like Steve Bannon and Stephen Baby Goebbels Miller. The Nazis really loved this, so they went to Charlotteville to stomp around with their tiki-torches while chanting, “Blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us.” Yeah, Nazis are not nice.

There were counter-protesters, fights, and one of the Nazis murdered civil rights and anti-racism activist Heather Heyer. Nazis suck.

Last week, another group of guys in Khakis with tiki torches showed up in Virginia, but this time, they were going to an event for Glenn Youngkin, the Republican gubernatorial candidate. Youngkin was disgusted by this, called it a “false flag,” and blamed his Democratic opponent, former governor Terry McAuliffe, who also condemned it.

Later, the Lincoln Project, that anti-Trump Republican group, took credit for the stunt. This was not a “false flag” since the Lincoln Project owned it. Also, it should have been obvious to everyone that they weren’t real Nazis as one of the actors is a black guy. Real Nazis aren’t big fans of black people, but they do like using them as “black friends” as proof they’re not racist.

The Lincoln Project people issued a statement saying they pulled this stunt as a “way of reminding Virginians what happened in Charlottesville four years ago, the Republican Party’s embrace of those values, and Glenn Youngkin’s failure to condemn it.”

Youngkin did condemn the Lincoln Project for their stunt. He condemned the McAuliffe campaign even though it didn’t have anything to do with it. Condemning real Nazis, not so much.

This was a stupid campaign. What happened in Charlottesville was a horrible event and shouldn’t be used for stuff like political expression and parody except by political cartoonists. Get off my Kool-Aid.

Now, stupid people will still blame Terry McAuliffe for this. I even got some tweets from pro-Nazis blaming McAuliffe for the 2017 event and saying that was a “false flag.” So of course they’re blaming McAuliffe for the Lincoln Project stunt.

But the thing is, they made their point as Younkin condemned it while still NOT condemning real Nazis. The fake Nazis did not chant the vulgar slogans used by the real Nazis in 2017. Instead, they chanted, “We’re all in for Glenn.” While no real Nazis have shown up at any Youngkin events, at least not chanting and with tiki torches, but you can bet your ass they’re “all in for Glenn.”

Nazis will be voting for Youngkin tomorrow. As I used to give voting advice to right-wingers, “Don’t vote for the candidate endorsed by Putin,” I’ll give this advice to Virginians: Don’t vote for the guy who can’t condemn Nazis.

There’s more.

Don’t vote for the guy who Nazis will vote for.

Don’t vote for the guy who lies about school boards and the FBI going after parents.

Don’t vote for the guy who is pro-book burning.

Don’t vote for the guy whose campaign is using Trump’s election lie.

Don’t vote for the guy endorsed by Steve Bannon.

Don’t vote for the guy who refuses to talk about abortion (because he’s going to work to make it illegal).

Don’t vote for the guy who’s promising to take money out of public schools, giving it to private schools, and firing teachers.

And most of all, don’t vote for the guy who’s endorsed by Trump.

To simplify it and have less to remember, don’t vote for Republicans.

Republicans have a hard time condemning Nazis. Even when Donald Trump condemned the Charlottesville Nazis in 2017, he had to quibble and say there were “very fine people” on both sides. “Very fine people” don’t march with Nazis. Donald Trump later said he regretted condemning Nazis and as a way to make up for it, he gave the white nationalist group, the Proud Boys, a shout-out during a debate on national television. He’s also supported QAnon, another Nazi group, and has described them as people who “love their country.” When white nationalists attacked our Capital building, tried to hang Mike Pence, overthrow an election, and install Donald Trump as a fascist dictator, Trump told them they were “special” and that he loved them.

Republicans can’t condemn Nazis. Youngkin won’t because he’s afraid it’ll discourage them from voting. The Blues Brothers can condemn Nazis with Jake saying, “I hate Illinois Nazis.” I bet he’d hate Virginia Nazis too. I sure do.

So, to sum up, don’t vote for Republicans. Don’t vote for Nazi lovers. Don’t be like Republicans. Be more like the Blues Brothers.

Vote tomorrow and vote for Terry McAuliffe. He’s more like the Blues Brothers. Terry condemns Nazis.

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

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Lurkin’ For Youngkin


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I suspect Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s internal polling isn’t as exciting as he’s making it out to be. I get that impression from him encouraging his goons to stalk votings precincts and harass the volunteers who work the polls.

Do you know how much corruption, chicanery, and irregularities were in Virginia’s 2020 presidential election? Zero. Without saying he believes the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent, Youngkin is giving support to the Big Lie with this shout-out to harass election workers. He’s questioning the security and ethics of Virginia’s election. He’s casting doubt on democracy.

This shouldn’t be a surprise as Youngkin is already defending stupid parents who intimidate and threaten school board members, teachers, and other educators. He’s giving support to parents who want to conduct book burnings like the Nazis they aspire to be.

The Youngkin campaign is currently running a commercial with a parent talking about how a nasty book was forced upon her child in public school, and Terry McAuliffe, who was governor at that time, wouldn’t stop it. Boohoo hoo hoo! How dare Terry McAuliffe force this terrible rotten book, probably full of bestiality, incest, and jaywalkers upon her sweet little baby boy who was in the 12th grade….wait. What? The poor little baby was a senior in high school? He was in an advanced reading class? Today, he works for the Republican Party? But hey, I’m sure that was an extremely nasty book..what’s that? It was Beloved, a Nobel Prize-winning novel? So basically, the Youngkin campaign is making a bunch of nothing out of nothing.

Youngkin is also telling lies that McAuliffe had President Biden sic Attorney General Merrick Garland and the FBI on “concerned” parents for expressing their viewpoints to school boards about vaccine mandates, face masks, and Critical Race Theory. Right-wing goon parents haven’t been this up-in-arms with public schools since Michelle Obama tried to force their kids to eat broccoli.

I’m sorry, but no. It’s Republican governors who send police to bang on political opponents’ doors and frogmarch them from their homes in front of their children. At least that’s what Ron DeSantis does.

When Youngkin is telling this lie, he doesn’t mention the “concerned” parents are issuing death threats. He’s defending potential terrorists. As governor, will he ignore threats to our educators?

Youngkin also doesn’t want to mention abortion. But, I’m sure he’ll talk about it a lot after he wins. I’m sure he’ll work hard to ban it in the state and try to turn us into Texas but with better food choices.

Youngkin also doesn’t want to talk about Donald Trump even though Trump wants to talk about Youngkin. Trump wants to come to Virginia and campaign for Youngkin. But, Youngkin knows better and he doesn’t want any visible ties to Donald Trump. Funny thing, Larry Elder in California also didn’t have Trump campaign for him.

In fact, there haven’t been any Trumps in Virginia campaigning for Youngkin. Youngkin has attacked the McAuliffe campaign for having people like President Biden and President Obama campaign for him, criticizing McAuliffe for not being able to campaign by himself. But remember, Youngkin had white nationalist fascist Steve Bannon in the state campaigning for him. You remember that, don’t you? It was the event where they all pledged to a flag at the January white nationalist Trump insurrection.

Youngkin also isn’t talking about Charlottesville or the Nazis that marched there and murdered Heather Heyer. Donald Trump talked about them and said there were “very fine people” on both sides at that tragedy. Glenn Youngkin said he was “honored” to receive the endorsement from the guy who said there were “very fine people” marching with Nazis chanting “Jews will not replace us.”

Do you know who marches with Nazis? Nazis. Do you know who Nazis in Virginia will be voting for this Tuesday? They’ll be voting for Glenn Youngkin.

Please, Virginians. Don’t let the guy supported by Trump, white nationalists, and Nazis become governor of Virginia. We cannot allow a Trump cultist MAGAt to be the highest elected official in our state. Did you see how Donald Trump erased the progress this nation made under President Obama? Glenn Youngkin is planning to do that to Virginia. Hell, Ken Cuccinelli might even move back here if Youngkin wins. If Youngkin wins in Virginia, they’re going to take this MAGAt enthusiasm nationally in 2022.

Vote. Don’t let Youngkin Trump Virginia.

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 ZERO copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. A new shipment will arrive in early November. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Lying Youngkin


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I apologize for being late with today’s blog. I finished this cartoon and got it on social media right before I had to get on a train. I could have tried to write it on the train, but Amtrak’s internet is so bad that you save yourself a lot of frustration by not using it. After I got to my hotel, I had to wait on a repair dude to fix my TV before I could start on the blog.

I covered this is a few days ago. Glenn Youngkin is lying. He learned it from Donald Trump. The bigger the lie a Republican tells, the more other Republicans will believe it. Whether it’s trickle-down works, Trump won, Jewish space lasers, January 6 was a protest, or Terry McAuliffe has the FBI going after parents who speak at school board meetings in opposition of Critical Race Theory, vaccines, or Critical Race Theory which isn’t being taught in Virginia schools.

Youngkin has lied in his campaign commercials that the FBI is targeting parents. Then, he went on two different radio shows and said his opponent, former governor Terry McAuliffe, has called President Biden to ask him to get the Justice Department to go after parents. Why would he do that?

Usually, a lie like that is taken from something else and twisted into a lie. This time, it pretty much comes from nothing except out of Glenn Youngkin’s ass. I’m afraid if he wins, we’ll find out what else is up there. We’ll also also find out just how deep he is up Trump’s ass.

It has only been suggested that the FBI look into threats made by parents against school board members. That’s it. Nothing has happened yet. Glenn Youngkin and other Republicans are defending bullying parents who want a twisted education in an unhealthy environment who are making death threats against teachers.

People are actually buying this too. They’re outraged over Democrats and the FBI going after parents which isn’t happening when they should be outraged that Republicans are still defending terrorists.

Virginia, we don’t like Trump. Don’t let Youngkin fool you into making a Trumper our governor.

And no, it’s not too soon to use Alex Baldwin in a cartoon like this. What is too soon is to be calling him a murderer, which is what a lot of Trump supporters are doing. The thing is, morons, you can’t send someone to prison because you don’t like their politics or you’re still upset he came close to making your racist gameshow host joke of a president look nearly as stupid as he actually is. Also, you don’t know all the details, but it’s not the first time you talked out of your ass.

At the very least, you’re using someone’s death for your political grudge.

I don’t like Republicans, or at least not the ones who have lost all their humanity. There are not enough Liz Cheneys, Adam Kinzingers, or Oliva Troyes left.

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 ZERO copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. A new shipment will arrive in early November. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Burning For Youngkin


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I just told a friend who commented on this that the cartoon started without mentioning Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin. I thought it would have more appeal to all my clients if it could encompass their area. I mean, I don’t have any clients in Virginia which I think is kinda messed up. But then I thought how important it is to call out Glenn Youngkin and make sure this lying vile Trumper is defeated in my state. It’s important to save Virginia.

As anti-vaxxing, anti-mandates, and racist parents demand school boards across the nation stop teaching what they’re not teaching, Critical Race Theory, and threatening teachers and school board members, Republicans are accusing the Biden administration of attacking parents.

It’s funny that when a Republican gets shouted at, or denied service at a restaurant, or someone follows Kyrsten Sinema into a public bathroom to tell her how disappointed with what she’s doing (no, not if she washes her hands after, but obstructing Biden’s agenda without any reason), and it’s an attack. But a conservative parent tells a school board member “I know where you live” and “you better not leave your home alone,” and it’s free speech.

Glenn Youngkin, while presenting himself as a moderate Republican who doesn’t buy into the election lie but loves Trump’s endorsement, has now fully embraced the Republican habit of spreading bullshit.

During an interview with Fox News Radio on October 6, Young claimed his opponent, former governor Terry McAuliffe, had called President Biden to sic the FBI on parents who attend schoolboard meetings. Youngkin lied and said, “Now that parents have stood up and said ‘Terry, we’re rejecting this whole philosophy,’ he goes and gets his friend Joe Biden to dispatch the Department of Justice and the FBI to try to silence parents in Virginia who are standing up for their children.”

This is bullshit. That has never happened. Youngkin is making it up.

Youngkin went on to set his pants on fire with, “If you don’t agree with his big government policy to put government and politicians and bureaucrats between you and your children, if you don’t agree, he’s going to get his friends to sic the F.B.I. on you.”

He also did it the day before on a radio station in Lynchburg when he said, “Now we see Joe Biden and Terry McAuliffe attempting to silence parents completely by intimidating them by force.”

Now he has a commercial claiming Terry McAuliffe is sending the FBI after parents for sticking up for their children.

As Sarah Marshall said in the marvelous film, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit.”

Youngkin isn’t just lying. He’s fear-mongering. Next, he’s going to say Terry McAuliffe will come to your house, kick your dog, teach black history to your children (what’s wrong with that?), eat all your Halloween candy except the candy corn, and clog your toilet. I could have had a career writing for Republicans.

Parents are not bad people. Most of us are parents. But parents screaming about Critical Race Theory are bad people and racist. Parents screaming at school board members against vaccine and face-mask mandates are bad people and bad parents. Parents threatening school board members are all of the above.

And allowing parents to dictate the curriculum, where they ban certain courses, is the same as book burning. Do you want your children educated by the demands of an angry mob? That’s what Glenn Youngkin is promising.

These parents Youngkin and Republicans are defending are less responsible and caring for their children and their education and more like the White Citizens Council from 1960s Mississippi. Youngkin wants to take money from public schools and give it to private schools, which is bringing back segregation. Fun fact: Most private schools were created in the 1960s so white parents could pull their kids out of public schools saving them from sitting next to a black kid.

Here’s a fun exercise: Go on the internet (where you are now) and look up your local private school and see the date it was established. I’m sure it being in the 60s is just a big honking coincidence.

Youngkin doesn’t want to talk about facts, like how he’s going to fire educators and ban abortion, and is more interested in lies, like the FBI is going to arrest you for giving your kid extra dessert. You can’t have any pudding unless you eat your meat!

The real threat here is Glenn Youngkin to Virginia. This lying gaslighting abortion-banning segregationist Trump goon wants to destroy our state by giving it to his fellow millionaires to rape and pillage. How’s that for fear-mongering? Except my fears about Youngkin can come true if he’s elected.

And if Youngkin is elected, it can be a bellwether for the rest of the nation during the 2022 midterms. We need to stop the GOP invasion cold in Virginia before it spreads to the rest of the nation. Draw the line in Virginia by defeating Youngkin.

Let’s give Youngkin an education by teaching him his hate, fearmongering and lies won’t work in Virginia.

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Flags Of My Terrorists


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This is the first cartoon I drew this morning.

I went to bed Thursday night with this idea and thinking about how I was going to pull it off. I woke up early with it still in my head and I settled on this layout. I was finishing it around 10:00 AM when I got the other idea. I sketched out the second idea twice, trying to decide if I should stick with the cartoon I had just finished or go with the new one, which would mean starting over and delivering later to my clients. I decided to go with the new one. This one was put on the shelf.

A couple hours later, Laura, one of my proofers, said she liked the one you see here better and I should go ahead and send out both. I don’t like doing that but I still liked this cartoon. I don’t like hitting the same subject twice in a row, and especially twice in one day. There are too many issues out there to be banging on the same one. I also feel like the cartoons kinda step on each other when you do them so close together. But, I broke my rule this one. I actually had some anxiety over it.

This one has done better on Facebook while the other is doing better with my clients. Maybe that’s another experiment to learn from. But, news outlets are very different from social media. I’ve discovered the more reactionary stuff does better on social media and the less-triggering does better with news outlets. For example: The cartoon that was featured in The Washington Post this week only got about 30 shares on Facebook.

So, which of the two do you like better? Don’t let the fact TikTok removed the video for this one hate speech influence your judgement.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are FOUR 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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The Youngkin Pledge


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The Republican candidate for Virginia’s governorship said it was “weird and wrong” for a bunch of his supporters to pledge allegiance with a flag supposedly from the January 6 white nationalist terrorist attack on our capitol building. Well, Glenn, they’re your people. They’re your supporters. They just also happen to support insurrection, overthrowing an election, installing a fascist dictator, white nationalism, terrorism, and killing cops. You wonder if this was one of the flags that was on a pole used to beat cops.

During a rally for Youngkin on Wednesday, which Youngkin said, “I wasn’t involved,” a bunch of his supporters pledged allegiance to a flag they claimed was at the January 6 insurrection to overthrow an election and install Donald Trump as a fascist dictator. Youngkin said, “we shouldn’t pledge allegiance to that flag. And oh by the way, I’ve been so clear, there is no place for violence — none, none — in America today.” Yeah, Glenn, except you’re a Republican.

The Republican Party is more of a cult now than an actual political party. Why, if they can’t win an election, they’ll try to overthrow the government. Today, they complain the election was corrupt and full of malfeasance, so the answer to that is to create more malfeasance by restricting voting by color.

The Republican Party has made Donald Trump a cult leader. And while Youngkin says he’s not into the violence or the election lie of the GOP, he’s more than happy to have the endorsement of the guy who instigated a white nationalist terrorist attack. The rally featuring the flag carried by terrorist also featured Steve Bannon, who the House wants to answer questions about the terrorist attack. This rally featured Amanda Chase, who was at the insurrection cheering it on. This rally featured a phone call from Donald Trump himself,

While accepting the endorsement of racist white nationalist Trump, Youngkin doesn’t want to be seen with the guy. But during the call to Youngkin’s rally, Trump said he was open to campaign for Youngkin. I hope he does.

Youngkin says he doesn’t endorse the violence of the January 6, but he sure does attract people who do. It’s like a candidate saying he’s not a racist while Nazis are voting for him.

Creative note: I drew a cartoon this morning, then put it aside when I got this idea. I went back and forth over which one I should go with and finally settled for this one. That meant I had to start over at 10:00 A.M. But, I’m going to show you the other one later today (it’s already on social media). You can tell me which you like better.

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 FOUR 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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Youngkin Education


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During the final debate between Democratic candidate and former governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate, Trump cultists, businessman, and job outsourcer, Glenn Youngkin, McAuliffe said he doesn’t believe “parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” Since then, that’s all Youngkin has been talking about.

Youngkin turned the footage into a digital ad, then announced spending $1 million on a commercial airing statewide proclaiming “Terry went on the attack against parents.” His campaign created a group called “Teachers for Youngkin” which sent out flyers talking about how McAuliffe is attacking parents. Tonight, Youngkin is going to stage a rally in Northern Virginia titled “Parents Matter.”

How dare a politician say something so callous as parents shouldn’t be telling teachers what to teach. It’s an outrage this big government liberal doesn’t want parents setting the curriculum. Why, what McAuliffe said…makes total and complete sense.

The people Youngkin is appealing to are the same people who want God in public education. They want school prayer. They don’t want vaccination or mask mandates in schools. They already believe teachers are indoctrinating students to be liberal, spit on the flag, and pledge allegiance to teacher unions. These are the same people screaming to remove Critical Race Theory from all public schools even though it’s not being taught in any public schools. These are the same people who believe Donald Trump won an election, January 6 was a protest, Ashley Babbitt just so happened to be strolling by innocently inside the Capitol when a police officer shot her, and that vaccines contain microchips.

Do you really want these people setting the agenda in public education? I bet Glenn Youngkin doesn’t either and is just using the issue as red meat to the Trump base he’s feeding. By going to Northern Virginia, Youngkin is hoping people who normally vote blue aren’t paying attention to the details…or to what he’s actually saying.

Have you seen the videos of parents screaming at school boards about vaccines and face masks? Have you seen the videos of them screaming at school board members and teachers in parking lots? These are not the people I want telling teachers how to teach. I would not trust these people to tell me how to microwave a Hot Pocket. “You have to be sure you stick the knives in the microwave.”

If a football coach can ignore a parent when they try to tell him how to run an offense or they should let their kid play quarterback, then teachers shouldn’t have to listen to dumbass parents. If a parent tells a teacher how we need more God in public school, I believe that teacher can legally give that parent a swirlie.

I’m a parent. Does that mean I can tell teachers to teach black lives matter?

Here’s the thing, kids: Parents do get a say in how their children are educated. It’s the same way they elect presidents, mayors, senators, representatives, etc. They get to vote on who sits on school boards. Voting is a voice. Go to school board and PTA meetings. Sure, be involved. But when you demand how your child is taught, you’re also demanding how my child is taught. But then again, you don’t understand that a virus can go from one child to another. How would you feel about a parent knowingly sending their kid to school with lice? Fun fact: Lice, like the coronavirus, don’t care if your kid’s parents are Democrats or Republicans.

Youngkin says he’s the guy for education and claims he wants to give teachers a pay increase. McAuliffe does too. But it’s Youngkin who wants to take money away from public schools and give it to private and charter schools. It’s Glenn Youngkin who wants to bring back segregation. Fun fact: Most private schools were created in the 1960s. Huh. I wonder why that is.

Glenn Youngkin proposed eliminating the state income tax, and then flipped his position. But did he really? If you really care about education, you should be concerned because eliminating the state income tax, which accounts for 72 percent of school funding, will force Virginia to lay off 43,000 teachers. Youngkin has a net worth of over $300 million which was earned by running an investment firm that gobbled up smaller companies and made them more profitable by laying people off and outsourcing jobs to Asia.

This year, CNBC ranked Virginia as the second-best in the nation for education. A high ranking in education makes Virginia extremely attractive for luring businesses from other states…and helps prevent businesses from leaving. A top-rate education system is great for economic development. Republicans need to go back to school to learn how that adds up because they haven’t connected two-plus-two on this issue yet. It’s like voting for Trump and not understanding why there’s an increase in Nazis and hate crimes.

They say the best way to destroy public education is to take away the state income tax. The second best way is to elect a Republican. Glenn Youngkin has the same ideas toward public education as Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Secretary who hates public education and believed we needed more guns in schools to save students from bear attacks. Virginia needs a Democratic governor to save schools from Republican attacks. Fun fact: Bears attack fewer Americans than Republican Nazis. Another fun fact: More students have died from mass shootings at schools than from bears.

Republicans hate public education. Don’t take it from. me Take it from Republicans.

Another fun fact: The least educated vote Republicans. As Donald Trump once said about voters, “I love the poorly educated.” He loves the poorly educated almost as he loves quarter pounders and Nazis. Glenn Youngkin will let the poorly educated tell teachers what to teach your child.

For the sake of your child, keep Virginia blue. Vote for Terry McAuliffe.

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 FIVE copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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