A deep dive into the Deep South

We recently returned from a vacation to the Deep South that I’ve decided to write about as a series of vignettes. I realize that’s not much of an inducement to keep reading, but I hope you’ll bear with me. Since our home is now in Virginia — former capital of the Confederacy — one might […]

What we know . . .

We here at The Shinbone Star like to give credit where credit is due, and that’s why we’re not going to rehash everything our sister paper (and to be fair, other media outlets not named Fox) reported last night and this morning about the FBI exercising a search warrant at the home of former President […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


SHAME! Minutes ago, millions of Americans watched the president of the United States stand in the West Wing of the White House and undermine democracy, making the unsubstantiated claim that there is massive fraud in an ongoing election that trends indicate he could lose. Democratic challenger Joe Biden currently leads Trump in the Electoral College […]

When the blue tsunami turns into a mudslide

News organizations with more cred (but less fun) than The Shinbone Star have been warning that Democrats watching Election Night coverage might be dismayed by what they called a “red mirage” that would signal that a ball-busting second term for impeached President Donald Trump appeared imminent. Even armed with that information, I was seeing less […]

Positively beautiful!

As I sit pondering just how low I can go with news that the Marmalade Messiah and a goodly number of his retinue have tested positive for coronavirus, the internet is rife with rumor that the whole thing could be another Trump Trick, a Republican Hoax, an Escape Plan. And that’s it, my friends, a […]

NEWS FLASH! Trump enabler Steve Bannon indicted!

We interrupt this program to bring you the important news that Trump whisperer Steven K. Bannon has been arrested and charged with two counts of fraud for his role in collecting more than $25 million from deluded MAGATs who thought they were helping to “Build a Wall” between the United States and Mexico. Bannon, sort […]