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The jokesters at CAFE are onto something about conspiracist Alex Jones: Whenever the Infowars host achieves full psycho, his out-of-control crying and shrieking resemble nothing so much as a child throwing a titanic tantrum. They were hardly alone in seeing that Jones is ripe parody material, but they were the first to cast him as an angry little boy.

Meet Lil’ Alex Jones. He’s almost as funny as the real thing.

In this episode, Lil’ Alex channels his doppelganger’s threatened masculinity into a raging tirade against bathing — which is clearly a plot against men, er, boys. Of course, like the real Jones, he has a solution that is far worse than the problem.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Viktor Orban

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Nobody should still pretend to be shocked that the Conservative Political Action Conference, an entity no longer "conservative" in any meaningful sense, would feature an appearance by an authoritarian leader like Viktor Orban. The Hungarian autocrat is the idol of the international far Right. He has repeatedly enjoyed the bootlicking attentions of Tucker Carlson on Fox News and indeed, CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp led his gang to celebrate Orban in Budapest earlier this year.

What makes Orban so alluring to the American far rightists is his example as an illiberal politician who, unlike their idol former President Donald Trump, has managed to corrupt Hungarian democracy so thoroughly as to guarantee his own continuing rule.

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