Trumper of the week — case #9,211

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 […]

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 […]

Positively beautiful!

As I sit pondering just how low I can go with news that the Marmalade Messiah and a goodly number of his retinue have tested positive for coronavirus, the internet is rife with rumor that the whole thing could be another Trump Trick, a Republican Hoax, an Escape Plan. And that’s it, my friends, a […]

Only women bleed

As you’ve no doubt heard, a nurse who worked at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga., has charged that an unusually high number of hysterectomies have been performed on immigrant women who are being held there after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The center is run by a private company […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]