Trumplandia: August 1 — 8, 2020

Trump Versus the World Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 41.4% — up from 41.2% last week Rasmussen Poll: 48% — down from 50% last week Reuters/Ipsos Poll 8/6/20 — For president: 48% for Biden, 38% for Trump Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep […]

Trumplandia: July 25 — Aug. 1, 2020

Aaah, Shut Up Already Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 41.2% — up from 40.2% last week Rasmussen Poll: 50% — up from 49% last week 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 […]

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 […]

Everything Trump touches dies — 2020

File this one under, everything Trump touches dies! The concept was first advanced by Republican strategist and Daily Beast contributor Rick Wilson, who wrote a book by the same title in 2018. Wilson, a “Never Trumper” who never changed direction, held that the former Democratic donor and reality television star Donald Trump was a disease […]

As the outrages pile up, the Empire State strikes back

Oval Office Occupant Donald Trump is a lying, cheating, thieving, racist, traitorous, vile, backstabbing, miserable son of a bitch. And those are his good traits. His insidious war on highly respected (by other than Trump and his worshippers) Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is another of his “shoot the messenger” tantrums. […]

Trumplandia: July 4 — 11, 2020

The Don Father Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 40.1% — down from 40.6% last week Rasmussen Poll: 45% — up from 44% last week ABC News/Ipsos Poll, 7/10/20 — Trump’s Handling of COVID — 67% Disapproval Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the […]

The Un-Funnies — June 24, 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 […]

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, […]

Chaos!

Donald J. Trump and his enablers have their collective knee on the life force of America, and they won’t remove it until our country is dead. R.I.P. George Floyd.

Greetings from Crackhead Junction!

Jimmy smokes crack and I don’t care! This remodeled song lyric that comes from a bygone era came to mind this weekend as I watched with WTF  amazement as packs of Americans gathered to celebrate Memorial Day — often at unsafe distances — during a growing pandemic. Where the hell was I? Or better yet, […]

The true meaning of patriotism

My great-uncle, U.S. Marine Corps Private William L. Brasfield, also known as Lee, died long before I was born, but I heard all the stories. As a young man, he enlisted because he believed that was what a patriot was supposed to do. For a while, he wrote fascinating letters home to rural Alabama about […]

Trumplandia: May 16 — 23, 2020

Dazed and Confused Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 42.9% — down from 44.1% last week Rasmussen Poll: 46% — down from 49% last week Fox News Poll (5/21/20): 48% approve of Biden — 40% approve of Trump Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep […]