SHOCK! OUTRAGE!

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 […]

Biden time and waiting for the results

Waiting days for election results is nothing new for me. I grew up in a small farm town north of Dallas. Population around 1,000. The most distinctive building in the center of downtown was a three-story red brick courthouse. Like many rural towns in the area, the pavement is red bricks, laid by the Civilian […]

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 […]

Trumplandia: October 24 — 31, 2020

Hope on Halloween Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:FiveThirtyEight Poll: 43.6% — up from 42.5% last weekRasmussen Poll: 51% — same as last weekHill-HarrisX Poll, Oct. 28: Biden, 46% – Trump, 42% Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where, with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump […]

The waiting

As the late, great Tom Petty wrote, “the waiting is the hardest part.” That’s true of  lot of things in life, but at this point, it’s hard to think about anything but the Nov. 3 election. We are just days away from settling the question of whether we want to preserve our democracy by electing […]

Trumper of the week — Case #9,463

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we enter the home stretch in the 2020 U.S. presidential race, we at The Shinbone Star have created a new feature that will memorialize some of the fine American ass-hats who made this ride so special. Of course we’re talking about the Trumpian legions who put on a show when responsible people […]

Trumplandia: October 17 — 24, 2020

Battle-Lines Are Drawn — 2020 Election Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:FiveThirtyEight Poll: 42.5% — down from 42.8% last weekRasmussen Poll: 51% — up from 48% last week NBC News National Presidential Poll, Oct. 22: Biden, 51% — Trump, 42.7% Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where, with a bit of wit and snark, we keep […]

Trumper of the week — Case #2,611

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we enter the home stretch in the 2020 U.S. presidential race, we at The Shinbone Star have created a new feature that will memorialize some of the fine American ass-hats who made this ride so special. Of course we’re talking about the Trumpian legions who put on a show when responsible people […]

Trumplandia: October 10 — 17, 2020

A Battle for Truth and Justice Edition   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 but were too busy to care. Because most of this minutia occurs just below the massive headlines, […]