By George, I think we’ve got it!

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George Papadopoulos, highlighted at left, at a meeting with Donald Trump. On this monumental Monday in American political history, it seems appropriate to examine the so-called fake news that’s been whipping around the nether since Mr. Trump slithered into the national conscience. Today it bit him on his luxurious,…

Trump distracts while Pence panders to special interests

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
In case anybody missed it, the latest news cycle is focused on what Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker think of Donald Trump. In short, they think he is a skunk. Donald Trump, true to form, is blasting back from his fortress deep in the bowels of the White…

Few answers on Niger, but the trouble is nobody’s even asking the questions

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
Being at the back of the pack waiting in a long line to pee on the proverbial White House fire hydrant provides a certain perspective. From my unique view, it appears the current subject the big dogs up front are peeing all over is the wrong one. While there…

Trump makes mockery of Russia sanctions mandated by Congress

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Nothing to see here . . . Trying to shoehorn a story about a serious failure of law after endless days of chaotic news cycles is a tough sell, especially after Congress announced it is horrified that it passed an opioid law by unanimous consent that left a few hundred-thousand addicts moldering…

Trump Exposes His own Ignorance In a Mealy-Mouthed Utterance About A Fallen Soldier

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This morning all the news folks were venting about the ostensible Commander-In-Chief of our nation’s war fighters being cruelly insensitive to the wife of a slain Army sergeant. Mr. Trump today denied the account of Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), that he told the grieving widow, “He knew what…

As FBI investigates Vegas massacre, a look back at another case

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
One of many big mysteries in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre is how mysterious millionaire shooter Stephen Paddock secreted his guns and ammunition into the hotel unobserved. However, Paddock accomplished his feat, it wasn’t the first time that something big and deadly had been smuggled into a…