Category: America Descending

Trump’s Big Promises

While I sit here in the potential crossfire of a brewing U.S.-North Korea confrontation, my good friend Steve McCann offers me the following pleasant distraction from all worries. As the US Navy steams by your house, something for a moment of levity.  Trump campaign promises broken or rhetoric now meaningless: 1. We are not going after Hillary. 2 Mexico isn’t paying...

Master of Fake News Bumped from NSC

According to current reports, Steve Bannon, the man who single-handedly turned Breitbart News into a safe space for Russian internet troll-bots and white supremacists (important elements in Trump’s early wave of support) has been “removed” from Trump’s National Security Council. “Removed”: great word, suggestive of treatment for a wart. Throughout the Republican primaries, there was not a constitutional conservative principle Bannon’s Breitbart...

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...

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...

Pederasty and the “Conservative Media” Illusion

Milo Yiannopoulos, who last week was a scheduled speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an editor at the ultimate GOP-insiders’-club-cum-faux-rebel news outlet, Breitbart (home of Donald Trump’s alt-righthand man, Steve Bannon), and an oft-cited celebrity muckraker of the GOP establishment’s — er, I mean the “alt-right’s” — youth wing, is now, suddenly, out. Out of CPAC, out at Breitbart, out of a book deal, just...

Freedom or Football?

The National Football League has officially put the State of Texas on notice: If that state persists in denying men with peculiar sexual proclivities access to public rooms full of young girls with their pants down, then Texas may be denied the privilege of hosting any more Super Bowls. To be precise, as you probably know, Texas lawmakers are proposing...

Author Exposes Hypocrisy of Tweeter-in-Chief (and Friends) on Support for Military

Remember that moment during a GOP primary debate when Donald Trump was asked whether members of the U.S. Armed Forces should be expected to follow his illegal orders to commit acts commonly designated war crimes, and answered, “They won’t refuse, they’re not gonna refuse me [pointing at himself to emphasize his personal power], believe me”? Here is the video of...