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 […]


Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden just named his choice for Vice President, and it’s Sen. Kamala Harris, (D-Cal.). She carved up Donald Trump’s personal attorney (otherwise known as the U.S. attorney general) like a Christmas turkey at his confirmation hearing, and likely will do the same for Vice President Mike Pence, who undoubtedly just […]

Into the abyss of unacceptability

Sometimes you get advice you know is good but just can’t follow because you’re a special kind of asshole. That would describe me, and it’s the reason why I can’t just look the other way when I see stupid people doing evil, stupid things. No doubt my life would be easier if I loved my […]