Sen. John McCain passes after long battle with cancer

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August 29, 1936 — August 25, 2018 John Sidney McCain III is no longer with us. Whether undisciplined rich boy, Naval Academy screw-up, brave fighter pilot, tortured prisoner of war, U.S. senator, elder statesman, or conscience of the Republican Senate when any conscious at all was a dim candle…

Trumplandia: Aug. 18 — 25, 2018

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The Shit Hits the Fan Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: Gallup Poll: 42% — up from 39% last week Rasmussen Poll: 46% — down from 48% last week Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on…

Fearmongering, Fantasies, False Facts Earn Donald an ‘F’

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“Fox and Friends’ ” so-called  “news anchor” Ainsley Earhardt sat across from Donald outside the Oval Office this week and tossed softball questions at the self-proclaimed “president for life.” She asked him for a grade on his job performance to date. Surprise: He gave himself an “A-plus.” Not so…

Donald Won’t, So Let’s Find Patriotic Touchstones to Bring Us Together

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Join the project: The Shinbone Star invites you to share your “patriotic touchstone” ideas for bringing the country together. Keep them short. Keep them clean and not mean. We want constructive concepts that could reach across the emotional and often impractical arguments that divide us. Send your ideas as a…

Tail Gunner Joe just one of many unsavory ghosts guiding Trump

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Joseph McCarthy covers the microphone while having a whisper with Roy Cohn. Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy is back in the news. He is a former Wisconsin chicken farmer, an occupation he once shared in common with Nazi SS Leader Heinrich Himmler. Both were dreaded for their viciousness. McCarthy gave…

Lost In Space Comes To The Pentagon

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With an announcement that sent asteroids off predicted trajectories, space cadet and great interstellar explorer Donald “Captain Bone Spurs” Trump added another dimension to the largest and most powerful military force on the planet. As of today the United States of America has a nascent sixth branch of the…