Category: America Descending

Back in Limbo: How Low Can America Go?

I apologize to regular visitors for my uncharacteristically long absence from Limbo. I have just returned from a visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Canada — but more on that later. For now, I will merely offer a few observations about the week’s big TV event, namely the latest and greatest episode of Trump’s Sellout Summit Series with Global Killers, Season One....

Happy Fourth of July! (But while I have your attention…)

  To all my American readers and friends — and that would be the majority in both categories — Happy Fourth of July from here in Limbo! This is a less than stellar moment for your nation, to put it mildly, but there is no reason not to take a day to appreciate all that is and has been great about modernity’s most...

Honorable, Smart, Funny Kim Jong-un; and a Tweet from George Washington

Kim Jong-un, whom Donald Trump recently praised more effusively and unqualifiedly than he has ever praised any American president, has, apparently as part of his enthusiastic surrender to Trump’s giant hands and amazing chess mastery, spent the past couple of weeks upgrading his nuclear weapons program and executing an army officer who ordered extra food for his starving troops. Had Barack Obama chosen...

Should Harley Get a Restraining Order Against Donnie?

From Right Scoop, we learn that Donald Trump’s tyrannical tirades and threats against private companies who don’t play his game his way are getting downright personal, and in the most embarrassing way possible: Harley-Davidson should stay 100% in America, with the people that got you your success. I’ve done so much for you, and then this. Other companies are coming back where they...

Random Rants

Trump is at it again, congratulating Turkish Islamist thug, opposition persecutor, and press censor Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on his recent election victory as de facto ruler for life, just as he congratulated Russian KGB thug, opposition persecutor, and press censor Vladimir Putin on his recent election victory as de facto ruler for life, and just as he congratulated Chinese Communist Party thug, opposition...

America, This Is Your President

Donald Trump, as many have pointed out, is a megalomaniac and a narcissist. To deny this evaluation at this point is merely to reject the labels of modern psychology, which is fine with me. But to reject the modern labeling is not to deny the underlying facts: Trump is a man intellectually crippled by self-importance and morally distorted by vanity. Here is a...

Weekend Reflections: The Coma of Reason

My old friend Tim Birdnow, who has a real gift for isolating the civilizational portent of “local news,” had a great piece Friday at American Thinker, “Progressive Jihad on the Prairie,” about a suburban school board member in Illinois, Steve Springer, who had the audacity to criticize social justice indoctrination for children and special bathroom privileges for boys who “identify as” girls, and...

When Your Icing Is Not Your Own

Banner headline today at Right Scoop:  VICTORY! Supreme Court sides with Masterpiece Cakeshop who refused to bake gay wedding cake! Imagine a nation in which a baker must fight a legal battle all the way up to the supreme court to establish his right to control the use and disposal of his own icing sugar and eggs. Now imagine a world in which...

The “But he’s OUR thug!” Defense of Trump on Tariffs

The idea that American manufacturing workers, the U.S. economy, or American citizens in general, stand to benefit from tariffs on imports from America’s major trading partners is so inherently ridiculous that apart from a few Russian trolls copy-and-paste internet commenters, no one but corporate schemers hoping for a short term bonanza on American steel investments is supporting Trump’s madness at face value. There...

Sometimes Trump Actually Does What He Wants

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is a billionaire who made his fortune investing in failing American steel and manufacturing companies and then selling them at a profit. He naturally favors using federal trade policy to give an artificial short-term boost to American steel and manufacturing. After all, while tariffs will ultimately devastate the U.S. economy, workers, and middle class, he gets richer. This...