Discretionary spending is a grift

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has reportedly suggested that Social Security and Medicare be eliminated as federal entitlement programs, instead becoming discretionary programs approved annually by Congress. It is outside the scope of this article to point out that Johnson remains one of Trump’s most avid supporters and Big Lie tellers.   Imagine Johnson’s proposal for […]

You get the grift

During the 2016 campaign, I signed up for tickets to a Trump rally in New Jersey. I had no intention of going, but I was curious about the organizers’ claims that the demand for the free tickets had far outstripped the capacity of the venue. I filled out the online request form, had no difficulty […]

Hey, GOP Commentator: Trump over Biden in 2024? Really???

An oft-quoted Republican political commentator declared on live, prime-time television the other night that he couldn’t vote for President Joe Biden if he runs for re-election in 2024 — even if former President Donald J. Trump is the GOP’s standard-bearer — because of how “Biden is destroying our country.” “No way I’d vote for Biden. […]

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road ?

Before being dubbed Fistpump McRunpants by fellow Republican Congressman Adam Kitziner (R) Illinois., for running away from rioters during the failed Jan 6. 2021 insurrection, Josh Hawley was a phony from Missouri whose glib bullshit made him the Show Me State’s junior senator. After graduating from Stanford University in 2002 and Yale Law in 2006, […]

Selling Slaughter in America

Monday was the 246th anniversary of American freedom for all. The concept isn’t working out so well these days. The nation’s most patriotic holiday was celebrated during an inauspicious beginning to the year, a year that truly defines what America has become. Abortion, gun ownership, wars, inflation, climate change, immigration, women’s right to privacy, and […]

Will Republicans Pols Turn To Breathing Through Their Rectums To Stay Alive?

Anally delivered oxygen may be the saving solution to the Republican Party’s burgeoning woes. Scientists who study such things say it is certainly possible. The revelation appeared in the medical journal Med last Friday. The report was penned by Japanese scientists who injected oxygen-saturated liquids into the anuses of mice and pigs in desperate need […]

Student Body Right

The Green Bay Packers of the ’60s ran the “Lombardi” or ‘”Power Sweep.” The Washington Football Team (formerly known as a racist slur) ran the “Counter Trey.” The University of Southern California (USC) ran a play called “Student Body Right,” most notoriously for halfback O.J. Simpson. You know they’re going to run that play. They […]

Trump’s Proud Boys should have checked out the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794

What does Proud Boys, Three Percenters, Oath Keepers and all the other self-styled patriots who ignited the rampage inside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 have in common with disaffected Pennsylvania patriots who fomented the failed Whiskey Rebellion in 1794? History says quite a bit. Historians agree the dead-on-arrival rebellion in PA […]