The Best Joke of 2020

In the Southern District of New York yesterday, a frightened man from Ukraine went to the U.S. Attorney and said, “My talking parrot disappeared.” “Why did you come here?” the Southern District AG demanded to know. “Go to the regular police.” “I will. I’m just here to tell you that I disagree with whatever that […]

The Un-Funnies — Jan. 21, 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 Un-Funnies: Jan. 1, 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 […]

Impeachment queen Fiona Hill leaves House Republicans in smoking ruin

Last week was a vicious one on Capitol Hill. Lies were revealed, reputations torn asunder, and presumptions shattered while nattering nabobs of Republican negativism danced on TV like Michael Jackson on a Thriller video. Led by Republican Reps. Devin Nunes, (R-Ca.) and Jim “Buckeye” Jordan (R-Ohio), the tasseled-loafers crowd stepped all over each other’s high […]

Trumplandia: Nov. 16 — 23, 2019

Serious as a Heart-Attack Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 41.9% — up from 41.3% last week Rasmussen Poll: 46% — down from 50% last week 43% IN FAVOR OF IMPEACHMENT — 11/21/19 — Emerson College Poll Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the […]

Time to ‘Watergate-Up’ the Probe Into Russian Hacking of 2016 Election

Devin Nunes is no Howard Baker and never will be. California Republican Nunes is chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee looking into the Russian e-mail hacking/influence peddling controversy surrounding the 2016 presidential election. Tennessee Republican Baker was vice chairman of the Select Committee charged with getting to the bottom of the 1972 break-in of Democratic […]