Babies and Blockades. A Canadian Tale.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sick of Donald Trump? So are we, so The Shinbone Star’s Canada Bureau Chief decided to give American readers a view of what’s been happening north of the border. Hey, it’s tough all over. By MADMEGSBLOG On Monday,  March 2, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat through a Cabinet meeting while holding a […]

A Christmas Miracle!

A small but significant Christmas miracle recently happened on Friday. The magazine Christianity Today published an op-ed that said Trump should be removed from office. It seems like the Evangelicals denounced their quasi-prophet, and boy, what a denouncement it was! Yes, the very same people who claimed with absolute certainty and not an ounce of shame, […]

The Wannabe Don & the GOP Mafia

It’s a new week and a new opportunity for Don Juan De-Farce-O to show us he cares even just a fraction about his country and democracy. Of course this is a fantasy not unlike the one Trumpster has of being the biggest mob boss ever. There are many references being made about the man with […]

It’s Tweet vs. Tweet (again)

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”                                                         – Donald J. Trump Twitter 7/14/19 Once again, […]

Memorial Day, MAGA-style!

America’s Memorial Day weekend just passed and I keep coming back to the same question: How can “Christian” politicians like Vice President Mike Pence and supporters of President Donald Trump honour service members who lost their lives or survived horrific tours of duty in the name of freedom, liberty, democracy while the man they elected president […]

Elephant in the room: Corruption is bigger than just Trump

Way back in the olden days of 2015 when Donald Trump descended from his golden, made-for-reality-tv throne (or what we commoners call an escalator), I reassured everyone that this wasn’t as bad as it seemed because the American political system gave a president little possibility for totalitarian rule. When Trump then started spewing his sexist, […]

Meanwhile, In Canada . . .

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration most Americans and many of our fellow global citizens have taken their need for new, noble and sometimes Instagram-worthy world leaders to a desperate level. I say desperate because as a Canadian I have watched most of the world swoon over our pompous Prime Minister in ways I could only call […]

Trump is a traitor, and democracy depends on recognizing that simple truth

D is for Donald. It’s also for: deluded, detrimental, deceitful, disgusting, demented, daft, dumb, disparaging, debauched, despot, dictator, degrading, deplorable, degenerate, discredited, disgraceful, damaging, dire, draft dodger, dirty, diabolical, destructive, duplicitous, disingenuous, dishonourable, disturbed, dangerous, depraved and deadly. T is for Trump. It’s also for TRAITOR. Last week we were witness to the unabashed, exhaustive testimony […]

The toddler-in-chief gets a time out

Finally! Just like any other mature (and sane) adult dealing with a spoiled, tantrum-throwing toddler, Nancy Pelosi was finally able to put Donald Trump in the timeout corner. It’s long overdue and well-deserved. It wasn’t that hard, either. Basically, Nancy stood up to the man-child. When she said “no,” she meant “no.” You know, kind of like […]

‘Twitter and the Monkey Man’

The election has come and gone, Canadian and American Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten, snow is falling for most of us . . . and we are all still waiting for it to happen. No, not Christmas, we’re waiting for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to wrap things up, and although he took another step in […]

It’s Not Funny Anymore

As a Canadian watching helplessly from north of the border, all I can do is scream at the laptop and the television and type “VOTE” over and over until my fingers cramp up. There used to be a time I could tell you the current political stories and climate for both countries; now, it’s more […]

Donnie’s ratings dive

My dream might actually be coming true. No, not $10 million and a private island dream, but the one where Trump’s biggest weapon — the media — is finally turning on him. His “60 Minutes” interview on Oct. 14 was, let’s just say, nothing to write home about; it was as flaccid as his fascist fiddle-diddle. And […]

Scary times indeed, Mr. Trump

Dear Mr. Trump: (Sorry if I offend you by not addressing you as president, but I’m pretty sure you’re not even a reasonable facsimile.) I heard you on the TV the other day saying how it’s a “scary time to be a young man in America” and I was thinking to myself, “fake news!” It’s always […]

Down The Republican Rabbit Hole

How is it possible that we have fallen this far down the rabbit hole of deplorable nature? As millions of people yesterday watched Christine Blasey Ford testify before the Senate that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, my mind explodes at the hypocrisy and cruelty of not only the Republican party but at so many […]

Got Milk?

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau views himself as the young, hip chancellor of his generation. He doesn’t see that his demeanour and his indecisive political nature actually hurts our country nationally and globally. But who cares when everyone thinks you’re a selfie and social media darling? What does it matter that Canada’s healthcare and immigration […]

He’s Not Stupid. He’s Self-Obsessed.

We have to stop assuming and calling Trump stupid. Because he isn’t. Not even when it comes to politics, a field foreign, but not off limits to him during his lifetime. What we are seeing is also not a symptom of mental illness (unless you count narcissistic delusions, then he has it in spades). It’s […]

What Free Press?

It seems like the Orange King In Training is finally trying to ride his shiny Autocrat bike without training wheels. Besides cozying up to dictators (he probably has their posters on his bedroom walls) and caging babies who aren’t white, he attacks his friends and allies (well, only those who believe in democracy and human […]

O Where, O Where Have the Democrats Gone?

Former President Barack Obama is in South Africa today where he spoke at one of his first high-profile outings since leaving office. His speech was about democracy and Nelson Mandela’s legacy of hope; of the “strange and uncertain times” and the “utter loss of shame among political leaders” who lie. He never used Donald Trump’s name, […]