Trumper of the Week — Case #4,246

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 […]

First Do No Harm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The staff doctor here at The Shinbone Star is a little a little ticked off about the man at the top. No, not about Dutton Peabody, about Donald Trump! By DECONSTRUCTING DOCTOR In recent recordings with famous investigative reporter Bob Woodward, best known for breaking the Watergate scandal in 1972 for the Washington […]

An American heart is hurting

My heart is American, born and bred. Red, white and blue blood flows through my body every day. I breathe the air of freedom of expression and often sing patriotic and religious songs learned growing up in the Chicagoland suburbs during the ’50s and ’60s. Telling the truth, loving my fellow citizens — not just […]

The Un-Funnies: August 17, 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 […]

Without a convention, the world won’t know what a moron Trump really is

Most people know the presidential election is less than three months away. Fewer realize it will be the nation’s first election without televised national political conventions since the medium came into use in 1952. It’s probably for the best. Trump’s swarm of clueless supporters are demonstrably capable of expectorating infectious clouds of flying coronavirus spores […]

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 […]