Trumplandia: August 1 — 8, 2020

Trump Versus the World Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 41.4% — up from 41.2% last week Rasmussen Poll: 48% — down from 50% last week Reuters/Ipsos Poll 8/6/20 — For president: 48% for Biden, 38% for Trump Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep […]

Trumplandia: July 25 — Aug. 1, 2020

Aaah, Shut Up Already Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 41.2% — up from 40.2% last week Rasmussen Poll: 50% — up 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 […]

The Un-Funnies: July 31, 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 […]

Everything Trump touches dies — 2020

File this one under, everything Trump touches dies! The concept was first advanced by Republican strategist and Daily Beast contributor Rick Wilson, who wrote a book by the same title in 2018. Wilson, a “Never Trumper” who never changed direction, held that the former Democratic donor and reality television star Donald Trump was a disease […]

Trumplandia: July 18 — 25, 2020

Let the Masquerade Begin Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 40.2% — same as last week Rasmussen Poll: 49% — up from 45% last week ABC News/Washington Post Poll, 7/19/20: For president — 55% for Biden, 40% for Trump Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we […]

The Un-Funnies: July 23, 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 […]

Trumplandia: July 11 — 18, 2020

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 40.2% — up from 40.1% last week Rasmussen Poll: 45% — same as last week Quinnipiac Poll 7/16/20 — Trump’s Handling of COVID — 62% Disapproval Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the […]

Trumplandia: July 4 — 11, 2020

The Don Father Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 40.1% — down from 40.6% last week Rasmussen Poll: 45% — up from 44% last week ABC News/Ipsos Poll, 7/10/20 — Trump’s Handling of COVID — 67% Disapproval Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the […]

Not Above the Law

The U.S. Supreme Court decided two landmark rulings on presidential power yesterday that settled the question of the range of the executive branch. In a 7-2 ruling on both matters, the Court ruled Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. can subpoena Mazars USA, an accounting firm hired by Trump, for his financial records as it […]

Trumplandia: June 20 — 27, 2020

Lyin’ King Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 40.6% — down from 41.4% last week Rasmussen Poll: 44% — down from 47% last week New York Times/Siena Poll — 6/24/20 — Joe Biden — 50% / Donald Trump — 36% Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, […]

The Un-Funnies — June 24, 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 […]

Trumplandia: June 13 — 20, 2020

The Denial Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 41.4% — up from 40.9% last week Rasmussen Poll: 47% — up from 43% last week Fox News Poll 6/18/20 — For President: Joe Biden — 50% / Donald Trump — 38% Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, […]

The Un-Funnies — June 18, 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 […]

Trumplandia: June 6 — 13, 2020

Choosing Sides Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 40.9% — down from 41.6% last week Rasmussen Poll: 43% — down from 48% last week CNN/SSRS Poll Approval of Candidates: Joe Biden — 55% / Donald Trump — 41% Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep […]

Trumplandia: May 30 — June 6, 2020

Running and Hiding Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 41.6% — down from 42.6% last week Rasmussen Poll: 48% — up from 46% last week ABC News/Ipsos Poll — 66% Disapprove of Trump Handling of Floyd Death Reaction Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep […]

Trumplandia: May 23 — 30, 2020

Tone Deaf Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 42.6% – down from 42.9% last week Rasmussen Poll: 46% – same as 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 about, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trumplandia: May 9 — 16, 2020

Hide and Seek Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 44.1% — up from 43.3% last week Rasmussen Poll: 49% — same as last week CBS News Poll (5/14/20): 57% of Americans Disapprove of Handling of Virus Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world […]