raging pencils logo
Free progressive comics every Monday, Wednesday & Friday!
trump comic
newest Raging Pencils comic
Raging Pencils comic archive uvalde comic
The Raging Pencils archive Raging Pencils RSS feed Support progressive comics Contact Lefty
The progressive comic about the GOP's immigration problem

end rant

Hardly Working

It took the jury three hours to decide Trump owed E. Jean Carroll $83 million in damages. I'm thinking about 2-1/2 hours of that was spent on lunch.


The GOP has no interest in passing a decent immigration bill because cheap migrant labor is too irresistible when times are good and scapegoating immigrants is too easy when times are hard.


Today Mississippi executed a murderer whose jury voted 11-1 for life in prison. But the judge sentenced him to death anyway. Thirty-five years later he finally paid with his life for committing the same crime as Kyle Rittenhouse.

Here's the big problem with state-sponsored executions:
Too often the legal system gets it wrong and innocent people, men mostly, suffer and die as a result. Since 1973, 193 people have been exonerated and released from death row. There are likely many more such innocents in the prison system.

Imagine being sentenced to death for something you didn't do. Well, that's Jesus, but ain't nobody praying to old Caleb Smith from Mississippi because all Black people look alike to white juries.

We can reduce homicides significantly in this country by reconsidering the 2nd Amendment and getting the guns out of the hands of lunatics and putting them back in the hands of well-regulated militias. It wouldn't solve man's inhumanity to man but it'd be a start. It would certainly make the prison's a lot emptier.

Footnote: Kenneth Smith was executed for stabbing a pastor's to death. The pastor, who hired Smith to do the job, committed suicide long ago.


Before I forget, my previous comic dwelt on the Uvalde school shooting aftermath and one of the most absurd news items to emerge regarding the attack, and it surfaced the day before I created the comic, was a story that trumpeted the fact that Uvalde police officers (trumpet fanfare) have now completed over 1700 hours of instruction on how best to handle a school shooting next time.

We are being treated like morons.

Simply put, there is never, and I mean that literally, never going to be another assault on a Uvalde public school like the one that occurred on 5-24-22. It's going to happen again in a different school system, that's for certain, but not in Uvalde because that's not how mental illness works. (Unless you're in the Trump administration which seems to have an advanced training program for mental and emotional defectives.)

Ideally, every police force in the nation should be taking the same training but that's not going to happen. Costs money, you know. But, even if they did, would it make them more inclined to put their lives in danger for the sake of someone else's child? That remains to be seen. All I know is what I read in the papers.


Dear Peeps; I fully understand that my comics are a hard pill to swallow on occasion. I should be drawing obese felines gobbling Italian food and depicting existential crisis involving interactions between depressed prepubescents and kite-eating trees. But I'm gonna continue to draw the bummer side of the comics for the near future and I appreciate you coming along for the ride.

- Lefty

end rant

Lefty News for January 26th, 2024

Trump must pay E. Jean Carroll $83 million dollars because his tongue is bigger than his dick.

Trump attempts to instigate a civil war between racist southern states and the federal government.

Lauren Boebert: Carpetbagger.

The Supreme Court doomed 64,000 women and girls to having their rapist's baby.

Republican axe $30 broadband discount for 23 million of the nation's poor and elderly because Democrats thought of it.

If you need a break from the insanity that swirls around us
then enjoy the fuzzy love of The Poozycat Project :

the infinite cat project

(Comments are moderated for misinformation, not content.)
Widget is loading comments...

Classic Raging Crappola
trump in court comic
Trump hires only the best.


Google Chow (Eat hearty, little Google-bots!)

big pharma: Who needs cures when you can make so much money treating symptoms?
big oil: Why worry about pollution when there's so money to make from gasoline?
War, inc.: Who needs peace when we can make so much money manufacturing weaponry?
GOP ATM: Who needs to solve the border problem when we can blame it all on Biden?

The progressive comic about the GOP'
s immigration problem.

emperor trump comic nikki haley comic