Trumplandia: Feb. 10 — 17, 2018

St.Valentine’s Day Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: Gallup Poll: 40% — same as last week Rasmussen Poll: 47% — down from 49% last week 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 […]

Is a Chinese Dragon driving the Pentagon’s humongous budget?

Self-proclaimed grand strategist Generalissimo Donald Trump, a graduate of the New York Military Academy for boys, where recalcitrant rich kids can learn make-believe war craft, is the place Trump says he learned all he needs to know to control the world. The very thought that the addled old man occupying the White House is the Commander-In-Chief of America’s Armed […]

Lasting impression

My only experience with firearms was roughly a half century ago when I was just 11 or 12. My dad apparently thought it would be a good idea for his only son to get some gun time, hardly unique thinking for Texas in the late 1960s, or for that matter not unique for anywhere else […]

‘We are children. You guys are the adults.’

Floors were stained with blood. Chairs were upended. A computer screen was shattered and riddled by bullets from an AR-15 assault rifle. Sprawled bodies of dead and wounded students and teachers, smoke and screams filled classrooms and halls of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A modern-day Valentines Day Massacre had just […]

Shinbone Star temporarily closed . . .

We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but with key members of our staff out of action with the Trumpian Flu, we’ve taken the unusual step of shutting down our operation until Hazmat crews have finished swabbing down our palatial newsroom and the survivors have been inoculated. Check back regularly because we’re just not sure how long […]

‘Just say no’ to Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s public health emergency on the opioid epidemic is likely to be as ineffective as former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s “just say no” campaign for a previous war on drugs in the 1980s. But instead of La Toya Jackson and Punky Brewster, Trump has tapped White House negative ninny Kellyanne Conway and Attorney General […]