Category: America Descending

“But Hillary!”

Today, the incarnate god of tens of millions of Americans who are allowed to vote spoke to his people from the throne room by way of retweeting this, from one of his most prominent legal advocates: President Trump @realDonaldTrump is a genuinely good man. He does not really like to fire people. I bet he dislikes putting people in jail, especially “Republicans.” He...

Not Exactly Nostradamus, But…

Barely one day ago, I noted the impossible position the millions of Trump cultists and apologists are about to find themselves in, as the U.S. Supreme Court laughs at his Texas bootlickers’ groundless and frivolous “lawsuit” aimed at summarily overriding states’ rights and declaring Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential election, against all available evidence to the contrary. As I noted...

Why Belonging to a Cult is Awkward

Donald Trump’s idolaters, along with his more circumspect apologists, have built the most plausible leg of their case in defense of the worst president in U.S. history on an argument that may be reduced — as indeed the cultists typically reduce it — to “But Gorsuch.” In other words, Trump’s greatness, or at least better-than-expected goodness, is nowhere more apparent, his defenders proclaim,...

The Worst Event That America Will Face

A few days ago, White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Birx, Dr. Fauci’s priggish schoolmarm understudy, went out of her way to establish for all who ever doubted it that she is (a) a hyperbolic alarmist worthy of the nether regions of the Trump campaign’s legal team, (b) quite ignorant and narrowminded, and (c) a leading candidate for Upper Class Twit of the...

“Fools, Nomads, Countrymen”

With the rarest, almost non-existent exceptions, every so-called “conservative” radio host, television pundit, website publisher, or political writer in America — in short, the entire faction of the public political discussion that used to tout itself as the “alternative” or “conservative” media — has sacrificed all claims to conservative principle, or at least rational consistency, over the past four years. These people have...

Random Sunday Reflections

Michelle Obama notoriously said, in reference to her husband’s nomination for the U.S. presidency, that this was the first time she had ever felt proud of her country. To borrow her inflection while reversing her sentiments, I can honestly say that this year is the first time I have ever felt ashamed of my species. I just read the headline, “Alex Trebek Was...

The View from Above the Tribal Chanting

No, New York Times et al, the American news media — mainstream, alternative, or otherwise — has no role, duty, or constitutional right to declare, decide, or determine who won an election, i.e., who is the rightful leader of the country. A society in which a small group of private individuals or private organizations had the power to make such decisions or declarations...

Freudian Slip of the Decade

One of the most pernicious and frustrating effects of the Donald Trump Fantasy President Show is the manner in which this once-in-a-lifetime political virus has learned to exploit hidden constitutional weaknesses in conservative-minded souls that had formerly appeared semi-reasonable, or even eminently reasonable, but which, through the virus’ ability to attach itself to a host’s most corrupted cells and then mysteriously inflate and...

Michelle Obama’s Permanent Waves

As you are perhaps aware by now, Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the United States who said during her husband’s election campaign that his rise to power constituted the first time she had ever felt proud of her country, has doubled down on that sentiment with her first statement (on Twitter, of course, where the world’s morons gather) on the election...

Whatever Happens, Happens

I am not caught up in this year’s U.S. election season. Some readers, I suspect, probably assume I say that sort of thing merely to express disdain or disgust for the individuals at the forefront of the events, or for the media’s coverage of same. No; I really do not have any particular interest in the election. Which team wins is of no...