Author: Daren Jonescu

Shocker! Trump Blames Freedom Caucus for His Massive Incompetence

Well, if you’re a regular reader here, you already know that the above headline was written with tongue firmly in cheek. If there is anything in the world less shocking than the sun rising in the east today, it is that every time Donald Trump’s incompetence and lack of seriousness are exposed (i.e., about twice a day), he will do and say — okay, just...

Alt-Right Slob Tries to Strong-Arm Freedom Caucus

Steve Bannon is the kind of childish vulgarian for whom being an unshaven slob is both the insecure, chubby school boy’s mask to shield feelings of physical inadequacy, and a calculated image, an affectation designed to make him appear “anti-elitist” in the eyes of his target audience. The affectation part is also, quite obviously, an attempt to ape the public persona of Andrew Breitbart, whose news...

Here’s a “Binary Choice” for the NeverTrump Haters

Donald Trump supported Paul Ryan and “his” healthcare reform bill throughout the process, right up to the moment the vote was cancelled for the (apparently) last time due to a lack of support from the Freedom Caucus, the only members of Congress with any principles, courage, or shame. Donald Trump wanted this reform bill. It was not a free market...

Trump Cult Logic

No issue demonstrates the logical labyrinth of the loyal Trumpanzee more perfectly than healthcare reform. Let me take you inside the three-dimensional chess match that is the mind of a Trump cultist hoping to preserve his illusion of rationality. “Repeal and Replace” is a McConnell-Boehner euphemism for leaving government-run healthcare as a permanent entitlement fixture of American society forever. Trump’s healthcare...

Dumb Blondes for Trump, Abortion, Whatever

It has come to my attention that Tomi Lahren, whom I may have heard once on a Steven Crowder podcast, and who was apparently a hot commodity at Glenn Beck’s media enterprise, The Blaze, is now a not-quite-so-hot commodity without a media home, after a recent appearance on the Harpy Housewife Hour (aka “The View”) during which she declared herself suddenly pro-abortion. Like another...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

To all my Irish readers, wherever you may be, top o’ the morning to you! Yes, I know the phrase is not common in modern Ireland, and the pedants out there will likely get huffy at my use of a popular expression which is more North American than authentically Irish. Still, from what I’ve read it appears the pedants are...

The Sun Also Sets

One of my hobbies — when I am not closely observing the sunset of our civilization, or sifting the soil of today’s bright-eyed youth in search of some rare glimmer of hope — is photography. As some of you may already have guessed, all the photographs featured on this website are my own. Therefore, as I’ve chosen to eschew the standard stock photos of...

Trump’s GOP Boldly Renames ObamaCare!

My first blush reactions to the Republican Party’s newly unveiled “Repeal and Replace” solution on healthcare, presented in the order in which they occur to me: 1. Gee, what a shock — they were lying all these years! Who could have guessed? 2. Republicans who say, with mock resignation, “You can’t roll back an entitlement,” simply never tried to roll...

Healthcare and the Progressive Mind

A progressive, by which I mean a self-important control freak with despotic tendencies, reveals his character less in specific policy positions than in his general attitude about human problems and the opportunities arising from them. Specifically, the progressive, who cares about human hardship and suffering only insofar as these may be exploited to further his paternalistic aims, has an indefatigable...