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 […]

Corrupt and dumb: The King’s Court reflects its master

Is everyone even remotely connected to Donald Trump infected with Terminal Dumb Ass? Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, senior White House adviser and a man who is obviously constitutionally challenged, recently refused to rule out the possibility of postponing the November presidential election. Say, what the f##k? “Kushner’s statement reveals amazing ignorance of the Constitution […]

Our Pandemic Playlist

As the COVID-19 shutdown continues, many of us are finding solace in music. The Shinbone Star staff has come up with a dozen favorite songs that are helping get us through. Some of these tunes have taken on a special meaning in this pandemic crisis. Others are here just because we like them. And if some of […]

Why Is Donald J. Trump Encouraging Fools With Guns To Threaten America?

A headline in The Washington Post on Wednesday screamed, “Armed militia helped a Michigan barbershop open, a coronavirus defiance that puts Republican lawmakers in a bind.” Donald J. Trump’s incessant drum beating has reached enough disenfranchised fools with guns seeking liberation from frustrations they can’t otherwise escape. In their own bizarre way, the raging boys […]