Greetings from Crackhead Junction!

Jimmy smokes crack and I don’t care! This remodeled song lyric that comes from a bygone era came to mind this weekend as I watched with WTF  amazement as packs of Americans gathered to celebrate Memorial Day — often at unsafe distances — during a growing pandemic. Where the hell was I? Or better yet, […]

The true meaning of patriotism

My great-uncle, U.S. Marine Corps Private William L. Brasfield, also known as Lee, died long before I was born, but I heard all the stories. As a young man, he enlisted because he believed that was what a patriot was supposed to do. For a while, he wrote fascinating letters home to rural Alabama about […]

Trumplandia: May 16 — 23, 2020

Dazed and Confused Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 42.9% — down from 44.1% last week Rasmussen Poll: 46% — down from 49% last week Fox News Poll (5/21/20): 48% approve of Biden — 40% approve of Trump Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep […]

Corrupt and dumb: The King’s Court reflects its master

Is everyone even remotely connected to Donald Trump infected with Terminal Dumb Ass? Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, senior White House adviser and a man who is obviously constitutionally challenged, recently refused to rule out the possibility of postponing the November presidential election. Say, what the f##k? “Kushner’s statement reveals amazing ignorance of the Constitution […]

The Un-Funnies — May 21, 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 […]