President Biden’s pie in the sky is tasting pretty good!

Our country is in the doldrums. The ancient mariner’s term for unanticipated stretches of light wind also applies to periods of contemporary economic stagnation. Stagnation, however, is not recession, just as doldrums are not a permanent predicament. The Fed and the laws of supply and demand are already conspiring to bring down prices. America is […]

Bottom of the Barrel

Is the Cracker Barrel menu getting ‘woke’? Meat eaters rage on Facebook over addition of Impossible sausage — USA headline, Aug. 4, 2022 “Madge! MADGE! Come over here and tell me I ain’t seeing what I’m seeing on the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Facebook page. “No, not the Stuffed Cheese Pancakes. This — […]

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 […]


Apparently, Republican ‘Blockheads’ in Congress intend to ignore their mandate to help govern the country for a majority of working-class Americans who are struggling to deal with today’s challenging economic, climate and healthcare issues. Senate Democrats on Sunday pushed through the $430 billion Inflation Reduction Act with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris casting the deciding […]

Discretionary spending is a grift

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has reportedly suggested that Social Security and Medicare be eliminated as federal entitlement programs, instead becoming discretionary programs approved annually by Congress. It is outside the scope of this article to point out that Johnson remains one of Trump’s most avid supporters and Big Lie tellers.   Imagine Johnson’s proposal for […]

You get the grift

During the 2016 campaign, I signed up for tickets to a Trump rally in New Jersey. I had no intention of going, but I was curious about the organizers’ claims that the demand for the free tickets had far outstripped the capacity of the venue. I filled out the online request form, had no difficulty […]

Hey, GOP Commentator: Trump over Biden in 2024? Really???

An oft-quoted Republican political commentator declared on live, prime-time television the other night that he couldn’t vote for President Joe Biden if he runs for re-election in 2024 — even if former President Donald J. Trump is the GOP’s standard-bearer — because of how “Biden is destroying our country.” “No way I’d vote for Biden. […]

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road ?

Before being dubbed Fistpump McRunpants by fellow Republican Congressman Adam Kitziner (R) Illinois., for running away from rioters during the failed Jan 6. 2021 insurrection, Josh Hawley was a phony from Missouri whose glib bullshit made him the Show Me State’s junior senator. After graduating from Stanford University in 2002 and Yale Law in 2006, […]

Selling Slaughter in America

Monday was the 246th anniversary of American freedom for all. The concept isn’t working out so well these days. The nation’s most patriotic holiday was celebrated during an inauspicious beginning to the year, a year that truly defines what America has become. Abortion, gun ownership, wars, inflation, climate change, immigration, women’s right to privacy, and […]