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, […]

Grab your ankles, Trump and Miller

Strike up the band! Supreme Court rules Donnie and his band of Nazis can’t end DACA program So much . . . losing! After the Supreme Court handed the Führer a defeat earlier this week by ruling that gay and transgender Americans are protected in the workplace by a 1960s civil rights law, the Supremes […]

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 […]

Trump’s support for militarized policing just could get you killed

“Soldierin’ and policin’ — they ain’t the same thing.” — Maj. Howard Colvin, “The Wire,” Season 3, Episode 10 Sometimes the best of intentions turns into something ugly. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Section 1033 program, which provides guns and other excess military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, ranks high among the many well-intentioned law-and-order […]

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 […]

Scripture lessons for Trump

Since Impeached President Donald J. Trump won’t open a Bible or spend time in meaningful prayer, let’s provide a little laying on of Scripture to let him know just how un-Christian his words and actions were on Monday and, for that matter, throughout the entire time he has been wallowing inside the White House. Just […]

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 […]

How to tell the president, ‘you’re fired’

Shortly after the end of the Civil War, a reader of The Nation magazine suggested that after the swearing in of a new president, the outgoing one be immediately shot. The idea was to keep the deceased fellow from meddling and criticizing from afar. As I remember, the Supreme Court chief justice would do the […]

A scared POTUS who is merely afraid and alone

It was one of the most unusual speeches in recent presidential history. As police deployed tear gas on protesters Monday, just outside the White House, Donald Trump vowed harsher action against protesters. He called governors across the country “cowards.” During a governors conference call, he demanded that they crack down hard on violent protesters in […]