Donald J. Trump has finished off the good ol’ days

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
Only in America . . . 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse during his murderous spree on the streets of Kenosha, Wis. with an assault weapon. In June, The Shinbone Star published Trump’s Support For Militarized Policing Can Get You Killed, in part lamenting the practice of American police departments’ use of…

Trumplandia: August 22 — 29, 2020

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
The RNC Convention Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 42.1% — up from 41.5% last week Rasmussen Poll: 46% — down from 47% last week Zogby Poll, 8/26/20, Trump Job Approval 52% Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep…

Unfiltered: The cult of Fox’s view as Nov. 3 draws nearer

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
Following are comments to the Fox News coverage of the Fox Carolina news story about the police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wis., and the aftermath of that shooting where 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, a former member of a youth police cadet program with an affinity for guns,…

The GOP’s scary movie is hurtling toward its dreadful conclusion

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
Night One of the Republican National Convention, I fully intended to watch. As an ex-journalist and creator of The Shinbone Star, I felt reporting on the event was my duty, kinda like the guy tasked with emptying the port-o-cans the morning after the city’s Fourth of July picnic and…

Trump’s ‘Secret War Against Democratic Cannibals’

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
I’ll bet you never knew Donald Trump was at war against a cabal of pedophile-cannibals within the Democratic Party, the finance industry, Hollywood and the “deep state.” But it’s apparently true, just ask “Q.” According to the nest of conspiracy addicts and loonies who collectively call themselves followers of…

Putin’s daughter turns into manatee following covid vaccine trial

Originally posted on The Whitechapel Whelk:
Yekaterina poses for snappers at her holiday home In a major setback to the much-vaunted, nationwide rolling out of a coronavirus vaccine in Russia, it has been reported that the daughter of President Vladimir Putin, Yekaterina, who took part in the trial programme for the so-called, Sputnik-5 vaccine, has…

From the sublime to the ridiculous, Democrats ready to yield the stage to Donnie’s clown show

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
— Illustration by Fred Bunch/The Shinbone Star Oval Office Occupant 45, Daffy Donald Trump, complained last week on Twitter, “Biden’s DNC Speech Was ‘Just Words.’ ” But Daffy, they were beautiful words, expressed in f’n’ COMPLETE SENTENCES! Meanwhile, to confuse and rattle the asterisk pre*ident: Addressing virtual delegates at…

Angry locals riot following tinned potatoes furore

Originally posted on The Whitechapel Whelk:
An angry mob of over two hundred people laid siege to a corner shop in Leman Street last night after a Whitechapel man was sold a tin of boiled potatoes in water which contained a number of potatoes that were extremely undersized. Toby Dell, a 54-year-old forklift truck engineer,…

Without a convention, the world won’t know what a moron Trump really is

Originally posted on THE SHINBONE STAR:
Barry Goldwater holds forth at the Republican National Convention in 1964. Gluttons for punishment will be deprived of the spectacle with Trump this year. Most people know the presidential election is less than three months away. Fewer realize it will be the nation’s first election without televised national political…