Tagged: Donald Trump

You Know You’re a Failed Yes-man When…

Kim Jong Un, a fat baby who is cleverly playing up to the Infant President Donald Trump to string America along in his play for international legitimacy and permanent protection, has temporarily revived his tough guy negotiating position — probably a smart choice, given that this was the stance that scared Trump into making a million unrequited concessions to him in the first...

Reading the Tea Leaves on Trump

For several days, Donald Trump threatened to close the U.S./Mexico border (whatever that means) due to the immigration crisis. While many Trump fans cheered on his latest tough stance (Trump is, in the end, nothing but “stances,” in case you haven’t noticed), and the mainstream media ran with the “Trump is a scary ruffian” angle, I knew he wouldn’t do it.  How did...

Trump Promises to Make Fascism Great Again

As I have often noted, there is perhaps only one political issue on which Donald Trump has been relatively consistent throughout his public life, including during his presidential campaign: socialized medicine. He loves it, thinks it is the greatest thing, and has frequently promised universal health care coverage, provided by the federal government, as his policy goal. That, after all, is why the...

The Right to Bear Arms: Isolating the Targets

American progressives, ever keen to exploit a crisis, even one on the opposite side of the globe, are in breathless outrage mode over gun ownership again in the wake of the “New Zealand massacre.” Meanwhile, just below radar range, anti-republican activists are roving the country looking for soft underbellies to stab with “red flag” laws at the state level, thereby perplexing many conservatives...

Mueller Report Fever

“Aha!” shout the Trumpers.  Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is now complete, and the final report recommends no further indictments. The cultists, of course, are declaring this a great victory over Trump’s critics, because it proves…well, it proves that contrary to everything they and their idol have been screaming and whining about for two years, Mueller wasn’t...

A Contrast of Styles

I offer you this brief comparison of two great presidents: the one who made America great, and the one who is making her great again. Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. — George Washington, June 8th, 1783 George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of...

Random Stupidity

A few passing thoughts of a Tuesday afternoon (Limbo Standard Time), all of them — sadly but typically in these times — thoughts of stupidity: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the fastest-fading cutie in the history of passing novelties, is doing what the very stupid always do when faced with the daily refutation of all their bright ideas: making even louder declarations of even more ludicrous...

Crying Out for a Tyrant

Rand Paul has waited until the last moment to announce that he will vote against Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, all but insuring that the Senate will officially reject the presidential power-grab. In response, Trump’s cultists and other Republican establishment lovers are taking to the internet to decry Paul’s treason — not treason against the United States, or against the Constitution, but against...

Trump Surrenders (Again)

In my initial remarks on Donald Trump’s failed second summit with Kim Jong-un, I quipped that no deal could be reached because the two sides couldn’t find anything else for Trump to concede to Kim after last year’s summit. Of course, I was only joking — there is naturally plenty for Trump to concede, and in spite of reaching no deal this week,...

Slime Doubles Down

Yesterday, in the context of discussing Donald Trump’s latest publicity stunt with his admired young friend Kim Jong-un, I noted, as did many others, Trump’s answer about dead American student Otto Warmbier, who was tortured so badly in a North Korean prison (for stealing a poster) that he died shortly after being released to U.S. authorities. Trump directly exonerated Kim of any wrongdoing...