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 […]

Trumplandia: January 16 — 23, 2021

Democracy Prevails Edition Welcome to the last installment of Trumplandia, a place where, with a bit of wit and snark, we kept the world caught up on all the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you might have heard about but were too busy to care. Because most of this minutia occured just below the massive headlines, it was […]

A sigh of relief

Four years ago when The Shinbone Star started its mission to oppose the demagogue who had seized control of our nation, I didn’t know just how hard it would be. In fact I expected it to fail. Back then, the names Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had not entered my thought processes. I only knew […]

Some parting words for Trump supporters

The Trump administration, no doubt the most corrupt in the history of the Republic, screeches to a halt in a matter of hours. At noon today, in accordance with the Constitution, Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Devi Harris will be sworn in as the president and vice president of the United States. The Trump Administration, […]

Trumplandia: Jan. 9 — 16, 2021

Bye, Bye, Douchebag Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:Pew Research Center Poll: 29%Rasmussen Poll: 48% Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where, with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you may have heard about but were too busy to care. Because most of this minutia […]

Eyeballing Trump’s army of feral humans

Last night CNN’s Chris Cuomo referred to them as “the feral few.” Just over a week ago they dressed in skins and horns, with faces painted; they were armed, violent, and the horrific, ugly mob that answered the call to overthrow our government — they were the feral humans that comprised Trump’s Army. Ultimately, they […]

Impeachment 2.0

With the U.S. House of Representatives just voting to impeach Donald Trump a record second time, our pathetic orange führer has learned the hard way that inciting a violent insurrection against your own government is generally not considered a good thing. No student of history or much of anything else, Trump is reportedly a lot […]

Some changes I’d like to see

The Constitution lays out very minimal requirements for the highest offices in the land. A president or vice president must be at least 35 years old, a “natural born” citizen, and a 14-year inhabitant of the United States. You need better credentials than that to get a job at McDonald’s. In fact, the people who’ve […]

Trumplandia: January 2 — 9, 2021

Un-Civil Insurrection Edition Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where, with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you might have heard about but were too busy to care. Because most of this minutia occurs just below the massive headlines, it’s in a land of its […]

Please put an end to all this

Even accounting for the fact that my country is led by a flaming dick like none the world has ever seen, that headline in our sister paper, The New York Times, is one I thought I’d never see. Let’s break it down because even after sitting in front of the television all day and watching […]

COUP ATTEMPT

AMERICA’S DAY OF SHAME A mob of unruly protesters has taken over the U.S. Capitol as senators and representatives debated the Electoral College vote confirming the election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. The 45th president, meanwhile, sat in the Oval Office and watched the proceedings after egging on the […]