Posted on Oct 18, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Incivility And Violent Rhetoric Begins And Ends With Trump’s GOP

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Apparently, it’s okay to use violent, eliminationist rhetoric if you’re Donald Trump or a pack of fascist incels who call themselves “Proud Boys.” For everyone else, especially liberal activists, petitioning our government is the act of a ruthless mob of screaming thugs. Ever since the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh, the Trump-Republicans have tried — successfully in many cases — to convince the rest of the public that it’s...

Posted on Oct 10, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Trump Doesn’t Want To Be Your President

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Ever since the 2016 election, I haven’t really engaged in the “not my president” meme. Don’t get me wrong. It should be obvious to anyone who knows my work that I have a gut-level hatred of Donald Trump. Indeed, it’s the first time I’ve ever hated a president. Even if we strip out his ludicrous policies and agenda, he’s still just a vile, unrepentantly cruel and ignorant loudmouth. He’s Tony Clifton...

Posted on Oct 04, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: The Last Defense Of Kavanaugh Is More Gaslighting Of America

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The gaslighting of America by Donald Trump and his moronic fanboys continues to worsen. I didn’t think it was possible for it to get suckier with time, but here we are. To briefly recap: gaslighting is a psychological trick, exploited by villains, that makes us feel like we’re losing our blessed minds. Usually, Trump or Trump-adjacent assholes borrow one of our criticisms about the president, and then they project...

Posted on Sep 27, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Brett Kavanaugh And ‘The Old Man And The Sea’

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“I may not be as stong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway’s last and perhaps greatest story, The Old Man And The Sea keeps popping into my head as I watch Donald Trump and the congressional Republicans dragging Brett Kavanaugh’s pasty, mottled bulk through a confirmation process that should’ve never started in the first place. In Hemingway’s...

Posted on Sep 19, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Trump Is Mentally Disintegrating By The Day

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It was just over a week ago when we received further confirmation of Donald Trump’s total lack of mental fitness for the presidency. We didn’t necessarily require confirmation since we’ve all witnessed it firsthand, but there it was anyway in horrifyingly reliable detail.  First, we heard from Bob Woodward’s new book an entire series of harrowing stories detailing how Trump’s White House is “Crazytown,” including one particular story illustrating...

Posted on Dec 23, 2014

MEMBERS ONLY: A Conversation with Legendary Animator “Joe Cartoon” on Life, Music and Frogs in Blenders

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One of the first cartoonists to successfully create and stream web cartoons -- ever -- was my friend of 17 years, Joe Shields, popularly known as "Joe Cartoon." Joe started out as a t-shirt designer and, like me, began to tinker with Flash animations before anyone knew how to install the Flash plug-in on their Netscape browsers. The following is a conversation I had with Joe about cartoons, music,...