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 […]

The Un-Funnies — Aug. 15, 2019

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 Big Lies: It’s your immigration policies, Donald, that are killing children

EDITOR’S NOTE: During the run-up to the 2020 presidential sweepstakes The Shinbone Star will highlight Big Lies uttered and promoted by the current occupant of the White House, lies that hurt our country. Today we tackle The Donald’s ongoing lie that President Obama initiated a policy of separating children from parents seeking asylum in the United States.  Let’s be […]

Welcome To Trump’s Slave World

“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky, from ‘The House of the Dead’ President Donald Trump is the fountainhead for many favors dispensed to the menagerie of powerful people willing to pay for them. One of the most despicable and profitable opportunities his regime provides […]

The Wall: A Failed Campaign Promise and More

No matter how The Donald slices it, The Wall is a failed campaign promise. He can pull money — American taxpayer dollars — from departments or agencies in the federal government to cover construction costs, but Mexico will not pay for the concrete “white elephant” as he promised on the 2016 presidential campaign trail. The […]

Dear Mr. Trump: Congrats! You are African!

EDITOR’S NOTE: What follows is satire. While we seriously doubt that Trump has ever spit into a saliva collection tube to have his DNA analyzed, here is what we imagine might happen. Dear Donald J. Trump: We’re writing from National Geographic’s Genographic Project to share the exciting news: You are African! Now, this might come […]

The Trump Dump: Why We Need a Wall

Like any red-blooded American I want to help our president. Because he’s the president he deserves everything he wants. This is, after all, not a democracy and hasn’t been for some time. Right now Beloved Ruler is having a hard time convincing anyone that a border wall is needed. He hasn’t helped the cause with […]

A roadblock on the Flight to Egypt

Sometime in the early years of the Common Era, when Egypt was under Roman rule, a desperate young family petitioned for asylum. Their fate hinged on the whim of Prefect Donaldus, who had been appointed by the emperor to govern Egypt. Recently, a scroll has come to light that contains a transcript of the prefect’s […]

Death on the Border

Like many Americans, I don’t know a lot about Guatemala. Of course there’s this fine cup of coffee I’m sipping, freshly ground beans from Guatemala that had less trouble crossing the border than some 7-year-old girl who had to die to get my attention. Fact is, I don’t know a lot about Honduras, El Salvador, […]

Floozy FLOTUS — The Worst First Lady

Get over feeling sorry for Melania. First ladies are our homemade royalty. We admire their pillbox hats, their red dresses, their toned biceps. We shower them with approval, imbue them with laudable qualities they may or may not possess. First ladies are sometimes much more than show dogs. The Wilson, Roosevelt, and Reagan first ladies […]