Women's Rights

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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Mr. Taliban Head


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Tucker Carlson has a nightly TV show in prime time where he offers his opinions on anything and everything despite the fact he has no real world experience at anything. Tucker especially fails at grasping foreign relations and the military. This trust-fund baby barely survived prep school and even got kicked out of one in Switzerland, probably for being too white.

None of that stops Tucker from being Tucker. Even if Tucker was capable of understanding complex matters, he’d still use the fall of Afghanistan as ammunition for his favorite cause, hating progressivism, which he also seems to know nothing about. Yes, Tucker is blaming the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban on wokeness.

First, when liberals speak of being “woke,” they’re being sarcastic. It’s kind of a way to mock conservatives who mock liberals, or just empathetic people for being openminded. Woke is another culture war brand like cancel culture and political correctness. Woke is gaining a better understanding or race and sex. Cancel culture is getting rid of hateful images and not letting Nazis speak on college campuses. Political correctness is just not being an asshole. Conservatives hate all these movements and if they’re really good at hating it, they get a talk show. But none of this stuff is weakening our military.

Last week, Tucker said on his show, “It turns out the people of Afghanistan don’t actually want gender studies symposia. They didn’t actually buy the idea that men can become pregnant. They thought that was ridiculous. They don’t hate their own masculinity. They don’t think it’s toxic — they like the patriarchy. Some of their women like it too.”

This is why people who watch Fox News are so ignorant of current events. If you listen to Tucker, it sounds like the Taliban won an election and the people rejected the liberal agenda of the former government. This sells really well to Tucker’s audience, which is mostly made up of Christian male white supremacists. But how does Tucker know any of this? Has there been a poll in Afghanistan? Can Tucker cite a source that he didn’t pull out of his ass?

The Taliban did not win an election. The people of Afghanistan did NOT choose the Taliban. For that matter, the government that was chased out was only slightly less conservative than the Taliban. Both sides create laws guided by their religious fundamentalism. This was not a battle between conservatives and progressives. Basically, this is like going from conservatives in Alabama to conservatives who want to eliminate voting and women’s right entirely. OK, Alabama was a bad example.

Prep boy Tucker is also selling the idea the military was selling “wokeness.” Do what? The United States military wasn’t selling liberalism to Afghanistan. The U.S. military was even turning a blind eye to the child-abuse culture of Afghanistan. Yes, that is a real thing. Ignoring child abuse is not being woke.

But Tucker is not alone with this idiotic argument.

Rod Dreher, from the American Conservative (it’s a magazine…I think), wrote, “America might not know how to win actual wars, but it sure is going to equip its troops to win the culture war against traditional morality and old-fashioned American values.” Dreher, like Tucker, is a big fan of the nationalistic Hungarian government. They’re hungry for Hungary. See what I did there?

Kurt Schlicter, who writes for the ultra-conservative website, Town Hall, also uses the word “woke” to describe our military. He also ponders the question: Why hasn’t Antifa done anything about the Taliban yet? This is where you’re allowed to pause to slap your forehead.

You can look at these morons and believe their opinions shouldn’t matter because they are in fact morons. These opinions are not based on any facts and they’re only used to spread their brand of hate. But, they have a large audience that eats up these moronic opinions. Tucker has the most popular “news” show on primetime. Kurt Schlicter has over 340,000 followers on Twitter. Roy Dreher has over 70,000. People, mostly racists, are listening to these mooks. Hate sells. It got Donald Trump elected. It’s making Tucker Carlson richer. It makes people buy shitty pillows.

While the United States didn’t defeat the Taliban, Afghanistan lost Afghanistan. And it’s not because people can’t decide if Mr. Potato Head is a mister or not. Fact: Neither Mr. or Mrs. Potato head has a penis.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: here are SIX 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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New and Improved Taliban


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The Taliban is trying to reassure the world they won’t suppress and subjugate women like they did the last time they ruled the Afghanistan.

A Taliban spokesman said, “If the international community is worried about these issues, we will tell them there will be nothing against women in our ruling.” He then added, “Our women are Muslims, they accept Islamic rules. If they continue to live according to Sharia, we will be happy, they will be happy.”

Ya’ see, that’s the problem. If you accept your suppression, you’ll be happy. Another spokesman said, “”We are guaranteeing all their rights within the limits of Islam.” Yes, Afghan women’s rights will be guaranteed within the way the Taliban views Islam. They even admit their rights will be “limited.” Oops. This is like the Republican Party defining the scope of reproductive rights.

Not only is there concern over how the Taliban defines Islam, but how they define education. They’re promising girls can go to school this time, but to be taught what? Can they learn math, science, civics, and language, or will it all be religious studies and home economics? Will there be classes on how to cook for your man and pick Taliban fleas out of his beard to make him happy?

The Taliban is trying to tell us they’re not the old Taliban that beat women for not wearing burqas and for not being accompanied by a male while outside their home. They’re telling us they’re not the same old Taliban that wouldn’t allow girls to attend school or be employed. But just as recently as July 12 of this year, Taliban fighters beat a mother of four to death for not cooking for 15 of their fighters. When her children protested, they threw a grenade at them. I’ve wanted kids in the neighborhood to shup up before, but it never occurred to me to throw a grenade at them. OK, it did, but I still didn’t.

The Taliban swept across the nation so fast, that many women didn’t have time to purchase a burqa in order to obey Taliban rules. For many of these women, the burqa represents a sudden loss of their rights. Shortly after the Taliban took Kabul, a women’s beauty parlor removed large photos of women off their outside walls. And since every women in the nation now has to wear a burqa, the prices of these unwanted but mandatory items increased tenfold. Some households don’t have enough burqas so the women have to share them.

Now, the Taliban is promising to form an “Afghan inclusive Islamic government,” but nobody knows if that will include women or even a parliament. There are even women in today’s, or yesterday’s, parliament…but that parliament probably doesn’t exist anymore.

The Taliban has controlled parts of Afghanistan over the past two decades. During that time, religious scholars, government officials, journalists, human rights defenders and women had become victims of targeted killings. The old Taliban would even beat men for not having beards.

The Taliban is trying to assure the women in their nation and the world they have changed, but I don’t believe them.

Side note: This cartoon has already got me banned on Facebook for three days. Yes, the appeal is in.

Signed prints: The signed prints are just $40.00 each. Every cartoon on this site is available. You can pay through PayPal. If you don’t like PayPal, you can snail mail it to Clay Jones, P.O. Box 9103, Fredericksburg, VA 22403. I can mail the prints directly to you or if you’re purchasing as a gift, directly to the person you’re gifting.

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: here are SIX 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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