Trumper of the week — Case #2,611

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we enter the home stretch in the 2020 U.S. presidential race, we at The Shinbone Star have created a new feature that will memorialize some of the fine American ass-hats who made this ride so special. Of course we’re talking about the Trumpian legions who put on a show when responsible people […]

Trumplandia: October 10 — 17, 2020

A Battle for Truth and Justice Edition   Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where, with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all of the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you may have heard about but were too busy to care. Because most of this minutia occurs just below the massive headlines, […]

The Un-Funnies: October 14, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here at The Shinbone Star, we take pride in our mission of “being no longer encumbered by any sense of fair play,” and we take that mission seriously. But when you have a joke as your president, the need to laugh in the face of foolishness is cathartic and many times necessary. In […]

Sign of the times: front lawn wars

Across America, the presidential election has become a very uncivil war. With both sides dug in along political lines, neighborhoods have been transformed into battlefields, from the tony neighborhoods of the Houston suburbs to more rural landscapes of Missouri farmland. One of the dirtiest presidential fights in U.S. history, incumbent President Donald Trump and challenger […]

Trumper of the week — case #9,211

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we enter the home stretch in the 2020 U.S. presidential race, we at The Shinbone Star have created a new feature that will memorialize some of the fine American ass-hats who made this ride so special. Of course we’re talking about the Trumpian legions who put on a show when responsible people […]

Trumplandia: October 3 — 10, 2020

A Pox On Our House Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:FiveThirtyEight Poll: 43.3% — down from 44.1% last weekRasmussen Poll: 46% — same as last week Pew Research Poll 2020, Oct. 9: Biden: 52%, Trump: 42% Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where, with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up […]

The Un-Funnies: October 9, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here at The Shinbone Star, we take pride in our mission of “being no longer encumbered by any sense of fair play,” and we take that mission seriously. But when you have a joke as your president, the need to laugh in the face of foolishness is cathartic and many times necessary. In […]

The Audacity of Hope

When I heard that the POTUS and FLOTUS were diagnosed with COVID-19, did my mouth drop, did my hands cover my mouth as I stifled a good old fashioned belly laugh? Maybe. Did I instantly pray for God’s forgiveness for feeling joy at the misery of another human being? That’s possible. Did I simultaneously feel […]

Trumper of the week — Case #11,153

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we enter the home stretch in the 2020 U.S. presidential race, we at The Shinbone Star have created a new feature that will memorialize some of the fine American ass-hats who made this ride so special. Of course we’re talking about the Trumpian legions who put on a show when responsible people […]

Positively beautiful!

As I sit pondering just how low I can go with news that the Marmalade Messiah and a goodly number of his retinue have tested positive for coronavirus, the internet is rife with rumor that the whole thing could be another Trump Trick, a Republican Hoax, an Escape Plan. And that’s it, my friends, a […]