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, […]

The Un-Funnies: October 9, 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 […]

The Audacity of Hope

When I heard that the POTUS and FLOTUS were diagnosed with COVID-19, did my mouth drop, did my hands cover my mouth as I stifled a good old fashioned belly laugh? Maybe. Did I instantly pray for God’s forgiveness for feeling joy at the misery of another human being? That’s possible. Did I simultaneously feel […]

Trumplandia: September 12 — 20, 2020

Supremely Sorrowful Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:FiveThirtyEight Poll: 43.0% — up from 42.5% last weekRasmussen Poll: 53% — up from 48% last week NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll, 9/18/20 Biden — 52% / Trump — 42% Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trumplandia: July 18 — 25, 2020

Let the Masquerade Begin Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 40.2% — same as last week Rasmussen Poll: 49% — up from 45% last week ABC News/Washington Post Poll, 7/19/20: For president — 55% for Biden, 40% for Trump Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we […]

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 […]