For Psycho Don, so much winning

When you are a high-profile politician, there are a bevy of people and institutions you don’t want to piss off. High on that list are the FBI, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Shinbone Star, and most importantly, a Justice Department special counsel. And now Oval Office Occupant Donald J. Trump, aka The Donald, aka […]

Hail to the sadist in chief

If “mental cruelty” were grounds for impeachment, 45 would be long gone. Not since Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century Wallachian ruler who was the inspiration for Dracula, has a leader taken such obvious delight in skewering his enemies and leaving their bodies to rot for all to see. Vlad did it literally, impaling his […]

Will he get off on a technicality?

Ever watch one of those police procedurals where a sleazy lawyer in a shiny suit arrives at the lockup, and shortly thereafter his smirking criminal client walks out a free man because some poor, hard-working cop forgot to read him his rights? Shows like that are geared to make you feel outrage that rapists and […]

Hey You Get Off Of My Cloud

To complete the line: “You don’t know me and you don’t know my style.” I know you may have expected the original 1960’s version from the Stones, but when former FBI Director James Comey appeared before Congress this week peace and love were replaced by a rebel yell, not unlike Method Man’s introduction to the […]

Comey testifies today

Fired FBI Director James Comey testifies today before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and not wanting to waste our precious copy on a day when news events will probably necessitate a rapid update, our morning post here at The Shinbone Star is simply a reminder to tune in for live television coverage beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern […]

Smart cookies, nut jobs, and crumbs on the floor

Consider: Donald Trump has called Kim Jong-un of North Korea a “smart cookie” and called former FBI Director James Comey a “nut job.” “I cherish the FBI,” Don once told reporters. “The FBI has not had that special reputation, with what happened in the campaign, what happened with respect to the Clinton campaign, and even […]

How much longer?

“So,” my friend says when I answer the phone, “how much longer do you think this guy will be president?” I say he’ll never resign, Congress is too timid to impeach him, and they’ve enrolled the kid in a school in Maryland so it looks like Trump is entrenched for now. But I can hear […]

Don’t go away mad, just go away

The Shinbone Star advised readers yesterday that it’s too early to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment, even after Loose Lips decided to spill classified secrets to the Russians. Well, it’s a new day. Let the impeachment proceedings begin! It’s been just four months into Trump’s apprenticeship as Leader of the Free World, and Americans are […]

Rhymes with dude

Is FBI Director James Comey’s firing like a real estate deal where no one ends up happy because both parties have been a little bit screwed? Donald Trump would like us to think so, on the day that a grand jury sent subpoenas to associates of ousted National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in the investigation […]