Category: America Descending

Trump’s Emergency Magic

So now that Donald J. Trump, Moron, has negotiated himself right into no choice but accepting the worst border deal offered over the past three months, he is attempting to save face and assuage the momentary disappointment of his idolaters by declaring a national emergency, thereby gaining access to authority and money that the President really shouldn’t have the ability to commandeer under...

Red New Deal, Green New Deal

Donald Trump stood in front of his nation and the world during his State of the Union Address and, for the umpteenth time, boasted of his excellent relationship with the talented and wonderful communist punk Kim Jung Un. Meanwhile, the new vanguard of the Democratic Party, in defiance of their party’s establishment enforcer, Nancy Pelosi, has boldly released Mao’s Cultural Revolution manifesto as...

Why Freedom Just Doesn’t Work Anymore

A limited republic is, in practice, partly a matter of constitutional restrictions on government power; but it is at least as much a state of the national mind. Does a people, en masse and in each private adult soul, feel independent, self-reliant, and competent to manage and govern itself without the positive guidance and protective regulation of its coercive betters? If not, then...

And this is accomplishing…?

In the latest on the longest “government shutdown” in U.S. history, President Trump, having caused the shutdown in quest of a fraction of the funding needed to build his quasi-wall (which of course was always more a magic word for his cult than a serious proposal), and having then offered to extend DACA — an affront to national sovereignty — in exchange for...

Is Rudy Working for the Other Side?

I don’t know what “the other side” would be in this case, or in what possible way Rudy Giuliani’s complete and utter incompetence and bald-faced lying could be of any help to “them,” but it’s just getting weird at this point. Patterico — one of the only people left in America’s “conservative media” who didn’t sell his soul for audience and money (so...

Marxist Moral Reasoning Alert

John King at CNN asked a panel of expert time-wasting blatherers whether the U.S. Vice-President’s wife, Karen Pence, should be entitled to secret service protection at taxpayers’ expense, because she works at a Christian school that refuses to hire homosexuals as teachers or accept them as students. Of course, neither King nor anyone else on the regular payroll at CNN would ever question...

Trump’s Best Tweet Ever

Here is President Donald Trump — the pseudo-alpha male, the media-obsessed mean girl, the historical ignoramus, and the shameless pitchman — perfectly encapsulated in his own words, and in his own preferred setting, namely social media: I have been FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton. Maybe tougher than any other President. At the same time, & as I have often...

Weekend Reflections: Shutdown, Breakdown, Meltdown

It’s a wall! It’s a barrier! It’s — Super-Optics! Meanwhile, a small fraction of the United States Federal Government is officially “shut down” — which would be fantabulous, if it actually meant that the billions of tax dollars confiscated from the American people and their great-great-grandchildren to pay the salaries of huge numbers of non-essential and essentially ineffective government workers were being saved...

Trump in Prime Time! What to Expect (Updated after the event!)

Donald Trump will address the United States population (i.e., the minority who watch network television and care at all about politics) in prime time Tuesday night in America. This is Trump in his natural habitat: in front of a camera, properly coiffed and made-up, looking like a strong executive, and using the trappings of power to exert popular influence on the weak-minded. Will...

Understanding the North Korean Dynamic

North Korea has just issued a “surprisingly blunt” warning to the world that they will not denuclearize until the U.S. has fully removed its “nuclear threat.” Here’s the key concept from the North’s statement: “The United States must now recognize the accurate meaning of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and especially, must study geography,” the statement said. “When we talk about the...