Tagged: Donald Trump

Today’s Fearmongering Hyperbole Filter

Headline from the Wall Street Journal, a “conservative,” Republican-leaning pile of establishmentarian crap that pretends to be a newspaper: “Virus Toll Climbs as Trump Sees ‘A Lot of Death’ Ahead.” A lot of death ahead. Yeah, I see that too. In fact, if I look into my crystal ball, I see roughly 7.5 billion deaths ahead — that is, my expertise allows me...

Gimme Some Money!

Donald Trump signs a two trillion dollar stimulus package, passed in bipartisan fashion at lightning speed, before anyone stops to (a) read the law, or (b) find out whether any of this “stimulus” is even needed. And that, of course, is completely leaving aside the more fundamental question — but who worries about those anymore? — of whether the government of an ostensibly...

On Being Careful What You Wish For

All those self-described conservative or constitutionalist Americans who last week were condemning Donald Trump for “not doing enough” to combat the coronavirus outbreak — as if a friggin’ head of state can stop a highly contagious flu bug — are apparently about to get yet another real-life lesson in being careful what you wish for.  Trump, a vainglorious ignoramus who (a) makes most...

America: More Fool You

I have often said, of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, that the extent to which the Washington establishment now owns the souls of the American people may be measured by the fact that the supposed “two-party system” presented a choice between arguably the two worst human beings in the entire country, and almost every voter — a hundred and twenty-eight million adults —...

Coronavirus and the Politics of Fear

Time for our Coronavirus Global Panic Update. Twenty seconds ago, I checked the latest official totals of confirmed cases and deaths here in Korea: 3,150/17. That works out to a mortality rate of just over 0.5%, which means yet another drop in the rate, as the numbers here come ever-closer into line with typical flu death numbers. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has publicly told...

Modern Progress: Lowbrow as Highbrow

Some people don’t know when to shut up. Some people don’t know which issues are not worth politicizing. Some people don’t know how little they really know. Some people don’t know that their hatred does not count as wisdom. Some people, as my father used to say, don’t know their a**es from third base. All of the above applies to the current political...

Donnie vs. Bernie 2020: Two Visions of America

As a follow-up to my recent couple of posts related to Bernie Sanders’ surge, or momentum, or momentous surge, or whatever we are supposed to call it — I call it yet more evidence of the truth of everything I argued in The Case Against Public Education — I think it may be valuable to take a look at the real clash of...

The Dilemma Facing a Principled American

Patterico has a very good post at his blog today, examining both sides of the “Trump vs. the socialist” dynamic that is causing principled conservatives and constitutionalists in America to lose sleep as they look ahead to November 2020. For some time, he has been toying with the idea of voting for a Democrat (hopefully a “moderate” one) as a small stand against...

Bernie Sanders vs. The Democratic Establishment

The Democratic Party’s half of the Washington establishment is in knots over the strong primary season start by Bernie Sanders. They would apparently prefer to be represented in the 2020 presidential election by a senile compulsive-lying dimwit, a Harvard compulsive-lying leftist-of-convenience, a billionaire weenie who thinks the government ought to have the authority to restrict your sugar intake, or someone named Amy Klobuchar....

Victory Lap for Tyranny

In the wake of his party’s official proclamation of his untouchability, Demagogue Extraordinaire Donald Trump decided it would make great optics to take the presidential armored car on a pre-race lap at the Daytona 500, after a “dramatic” flyover in Air Force One. In other words, he co-opted an annual sporting event, one popular with Republican voters, as an election campaign rally, which...