Category: Liberty’s Labors Lost

Recalling the days before tyranny was a conservative position

I merely wish to draw the reader’s attention to Mike Lee’s comments upon leaving the Trump administration’s briefing on the military action against Iran. To insert only the simplest preface, I will say only that Lee, in his typically staccato, rapid-fire way, issues a straightforward reminder of what republican (small-r) government looked like before the Republican (big-R) Party, along with their millions of...

John Bolton Personifies the “Broken Clock Rule”

A broken clock is right twice a day, goes the old saw. And so it is with John Bolton, the pencil-pushing lifetime bureaucrat who pretends to be a crusty old tough guy on television — which is why his schtick impressed his old boss Donald Trump, who is cut from a similar cloth. The difference is that Bolton, though merely a blowhard careerist...

Impeachment: Seven Questions Answered

Given that the House of Representatives has now voted to impeach the 45th President of the United States, Donald the Wonder RINO Trump, I suppose it is time at last for yours truly, the 1st Proprietor-in-Chief of Limbo, to clear up all the key matters related to this “historic” and/or “phony” event in the life of mankind. Without further ado, then, here are...

Random Thoughts on Things People Tell Themselves

Most Americans who voted for Trump, or are excited about doing so in 2020, think the Democrats’ impeachment process is a joke. Most Americans who did not vote for Trump, or are vehement about not doing so in 2020, think Trumpster objections to the methods and motives of the Democrats’ impeachment process are a joke. Both factions are right in their way. The...

Oh my G-D!

Perhaps I should say, “Oy vey!” Mark Levin, who, as I have sadly chronicled, has transformed himself from the most prominent media critic of Donald Trump (and of the GOP establishment, including its media flagship, Fox News) into the most embarrassingly eager shoeshine boy for Trump (and defender of the GOP status quo, and star host on its media flagship, Fox News), has...

Hitler, Trump, and Other Unrelated Things

Today, during the latest episode of The Impeachables, a Stanford University professor of some sort — honestly don’t know and honestly don’t care — replied to a straight line from one of the Democratic “questioners,” who pretended to ask (for what possible purpose? — I don’t know and I don’t care) how a U.S. president is different from a king, with this zinger: I’ll...

I lose (and I’m fine with that)

I, Daren Jonescu, hereby concede defeat in the Trump Wars. I sincerely believe that not one human being who was ever inclined to support Trump has had his head turned, or his rational faculty activated in the least, by anything I have ever written about Trump, or by all that I have written on the subject taken collectively. And none ever will. Tribalism...

A Plea to Friends Defending Trump

Here is Donald Trump’s latest wisdom addressing the current crackdown on those Hong Kong protesters lunging for one more gasp of air as the Chinese Communist Party slowly suffocates their last hopes of independence from the totalitarian behemoth. Trump: “We have to stand with Hong Kong, but I’m also standing with President Xi.” — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 22, 2019 A grand act...

Impeachment becomes psychological case study

The Chinese Whisper Game, which also goes by various other names, such as “Telephone,” goes like this: One person whispers some information to another. The hearer then whispers the information to a third person, the third to a fourth, and so on through an entire line of participants. At the end of the line, the final hearer announces the information, and everyone laughs...

“Selective” Principles are Not Principles

An object lesson in hypocrisy, if you please. Here is Ted Cruz, aka Lyin’ Ted, aka the most shameless political climber and sycophant this side of his hero Donald Trump, calling out — oh, imagine the courage! — a moronic professional athlete, Lebron James, whom everyone in America is excoriating today.  From Alt-Right Poop: Cruz says that Lebron is a “hell of a...