Henry Payne for September 01, 2022

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 5 months ago

    So, letting crime go unpunished makes us a Banana Republic? Kind of defines a Banana Republic doesn’t it.. letting the powerful get away with.. anything.

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    ChristopherBurns  5 months ago

    Wow. You’re really are going down with the ship.

    The FBI obtained a warrant based on eye witness testimony that Trump had not turned over all the documents that they claimed to in a sworn affidavit signed by his lawyer (That’s not going to come back and bite Ms. Bobb and Mr Corcoran in the butt, right?).

    They informed Trump’s lawyers and his son, as well as the Secret Service, that they were coming with a warrant. They entered Mar-a-Lago quietly and without their FBI blazers so as not to alarm the guests. Trump watched from NYC on video.

    And they found… Yes, Trump did have documents, some of them labeled Top Secret, in his residence. I hope Ms. Bobb and Mr. Corcoran have good lawyers, because we all know he will throw them under the bus and claim that his lawyers told him they got all of the documents. Hey, what can you expect when you work for the Devil.

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    Vidrinath Premium Member 5 months ago

    When was America a banana republic?

    As for the rest of the ‘toon I find it a weird place to be. I’ve never liked the FBI. They came across as the Republican’s jack booted thugs. If the domestic terror wing of GOP is branding them as bad I’m quite worried about what would happen if the extremist wing got into power again.

    So “Yay- lesser evil”


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    thelordthygod666  5 months ago

    Yet a few years ago Hank was crying “lock Hillary up” and praising FBI’s Comey for violating 80 years of tradition when he interfered with an election by announcing an (fruitless) investigation less than 2 weeks before the election. I’m guessing the color hat Hank wears is brown.

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    braindead Premium Member 5 months ago

    THIS is Payne’s explanation of why it is perfectly OKAY that His Messiah stole top secret/sensitive classified material from the government of the United States.

    Yet another demonstration that Republicans HATE democracy and will do anything they can to destroy it in America.

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    Free Radical  5 months ago

    You must be kidding. When crime is OK when the top leader does it IS the definition of Banana Republic. This cartoon is basically aiding and abetting via propaganda.

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    charliekane  5 months ago

    Bass to the ackward.

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    StackableContainers  5 months ago

    I dislike Payne’s politics, but I never thought of him as a bad American. I was wrong.

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    Ammosexual Premium Member 5 months ago

    I can only imagine what the Wokesters would write if the shoe was on the other foot. Seems that by any means necessary to stop Trump is acceptable. America is moving onto shaky ground but we will soon see what Voters have to say. I for one look forward to hearing what they believe.

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member 5 months ago

    I guess Payne hasn’t got the memo to abandon ship. The only thing “Banana Republic” here is a man who thinks he is above the law.

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    Retired engineer  5 months ago

    Payne should look up the history of banana republics. “Strong men” take over the government by force and declare any election they lose to be “rigged”. They also round up all the opposition party leaders and “lock them up”, stuff the courts with judges that have sworn loyalty to him and eliminate any legislators that oppose him (or shut down any parliament or other government body with any power).

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    DrDon1  5 months ago

    Payne making less sense than usual…

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    dotbup  5 months ago

    Some of the documents retrieved from Mar-a-Lago were so secret that FBI agents needed a special clearance to look at them, DOJ says — (businessinsider.com)

    “In a photo submitted by the DOJ, documents marked “contains sensitive compartmented information up to HCS-P/SI/TK” were pictured by agents in Mar-a-Lago next to a box with an edition of “Time” magazine with Trump on the cover. “HCS” refers to intelligence from clandestine human sources, and is highly classified to ensure their security.…

    “Evidence of commingling personal effects with documents bearing classification markings is relevant evidence of the statutory offenses under investigation,” the DOJ said." Not just what he took, but also the total disregard for the national sensitivity/importance of the material.

    And there’s been an uptick in murders of our spies AND informants in the last year. – there are many articles that talk about this – it’s very easy to find with a search. Here is just one:


    Let’s not forget that he’s the sort that will divulge highly classified information without a THOUGHT in order to brag, or at the slightest bit of flattery to seem important. He’s very sensitive to flattery.We know he’s leaked an unknown (for now) amount freely. He revealed classified information to a couple of Russian officials on camera… in the Oval Office …and Mar-A-Lago was/is positively crawling with foreign spies.

    If it’s proven that his malfeasance caused the outing or death of an operative, we as a nation must insist that capital punishment is an option for his many crimes.

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    Walter Kocker Premium Member 5 months ago

    I remember TIME magazine – I once had a subscription, but I gave it up when it became another silly version of PEOPLE.

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    calliarcale  5 months ago

    The idea is to prevent it becoming a banana republic, by enforcing the rule of law. Trump’s lawyers are brazenly arguing the law shouldn’t be enforced in his case, and that’s ridiculous. If you don’t want a banana republic, don’t support a president who so brazenly obstructs the return of government property.

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    Flatlander, purveyor of fine covfefe  5 months ago

    where’s the car drawing?

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    Lance Boyle, né Stan C  5 months ago

    I’m confused by the red hat…. Is the agent a MAGAt who wants that banana republic, but is participating in the “raid?” To what end? Henry, what are you trying to say? I’m confused by the red hat.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 5 months ago

    Ettu, Payne? We don’t need to ask Maga traitors like you whose side you’re on.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 5 months ago

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the deposed wannabe dictator digitized some of those documents. I also wouldn’t be surprised if he commits the ultimate treason of threatening to send those docs to hostile nations and his fellow despots if anybody (DoJ, NY, GA) dares to prosecute him.

    “One more step and the country gets it!!”

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    moosemin  5 months ago

    U.S. never was a banana republic, Henry. By the way, weren’t you part of the chorus of “LOCK HER UP” several years ago?

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 5 months ago

    So it’s time to update the “wokester” list of Maga enemies, again. Besides banning books and censoring history, science, and education, they’ve targeted women and sent death threats against Asians, teachers, scientists, healthcare workers, school librarians, school board members, “the blacks”, migrants, “liberals”, Democrats… oh, it’s a long, long list. But now we need to add anybody who dares to follow the law.

    And now they’re calling for violence against the employees and their families of the DoJ, FBI, IRS, Law Enforcement, judges, and even NARA – the librarians and keepers of the nation’s historical records.

    Maga leaders engage in Stochastic Terrorism by demonizing or dehumanizing a targeted group or individuals, in order to make violence against them a statistical likely event.

    And they are led by Machiavellian crime bosses and their Maga “leaders” who personify twisted character traits denoted by evil cunningness, the ability to be devious and manipulative, and an unrelenting, fanatical drive to use whatever means necessary to gain and keep power. It’s also just one of the three negative traits of psychology that forms the Dark Triad, along with Narcissism and Psychopathy.

    There are plenty of Maga wannabes craving the title, but guess who’s the Big Brother who perfectly pegs the needle on that Dark Triad?

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    sedrelwesley2 Premium Member 5 months ago

    What’s our country coming to when the president can’t purloin a bunch of classified docs & maybe turn a handsome profit selling them to America’s adversaries without getting raided by the FBI.

    Well, I’d better say this now because if Trump is re-elected they’ll probably raid me & lock me up for saying this: “bite me, Trump!”

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    Olddog04  5 months ago

    That was Trump’s intent. Henry hates America too.

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    Havel  5 months ago

    Well, Trump did say he could shoot someone dead on 5th Avenue and not lose any support. The MAGA crowd and this cartoonist continue to prove him correct.

    Do you treat ANYONE else the same? Your spouse? Your kids? Your co-workers? Neighbors? People who don’t look like you? Why do you equate loyalty to ONE person to patriotism toward the US?

    (I fully expect these questions to be ignored, but would truly like to know the answers)

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    Rich Douglas  5 months ago

    So….a properly formed, sworn, and approved search warrant is now evidence of a banana republic?

    This is fascism.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 5 months ago

    So… a properly formed, sworn, and approved search warrant is now a “Raid”?

    Definitely fascism. And we know who and what this cartoonist prefers.

    If a cartoonist knows it’s BS and still draws this kind of stuff, then he or she (at worst) is just a prostitute, pandering his or her services to a violent, extremist minority or (at best) just a troll provoking people for their comments and replies. Regardless, it also means he or she chucked their moral conscience and decency away long, long ago.

    It must be hard, being a right-wing cartoonist living by his troll brush.

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    apfelzra Premium Member 5 months ago

    Make the US a banana republic AGAIN? When was it ever that?

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    Durak Premium Member 5 months ago

    Finally, a red hat with Trump’s true message.

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    Scoutmaster77  5 months ago

    Removing classified documents (even by the President) from a secure facility is a criminal offense, so…

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    DatsunMan  5 months ago

    Ever wonder if the FBI’s SS troopers that raided Mara Largo have the security clearances to see the documents confiscated?

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    Taste the air Premium Member 5 months ago

    Why does every one diss Banana Republic, they have mostly good managers. said one not so bright republican

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    Ivan the Terrible   5 months ago

    Biden’s still on the CCP payroll.

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    billwog  5 months ago

    I love reading comments that I find are far funnier than the comic strips I’m reading.

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    zerorest  5 months ago

    They had more national guard at the BLM protests than at the Jan. 6 coup attempt.

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    grange Premium Member 5 months ago

    A) learn the definition of banana republic.B) learn to draw cars as good as you draw guns. C) if he’s a real FBI guy, why is his muzzle aimed at the sky with his finger on the trigger?

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    Warcat  5 months ago

    When was the last time they raided a Democrat who was a valued member of the Democratic party?

    FBI should stand for “Fascist Bureau of Intimidation” because that is what they seem to do these days. The DNC’s KGB.

    The IRS is gearing up too. I expect to see in the headlines “Shot while resisting an audit” to feature at least once.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 5 months ago

    ⇧ The above is another example of the efficacy of anti-American right wing Maga propaganda. When it becomes their only source of “news” and information, they easily become as thoroughly brainwashed and radicalized as any ISIS terrorist.

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    hoot1  5 months ago

    Henry Payne…a Banana Republican Cartoonist…or for short: a banana…

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