Category Archives: politics

Ladies and gentlemen: Your new Supreme Court justice

Assuming that Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch is confirmed (and he really shouldn’t even be up for confirmation since Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland was blocked), here’s what we have in store: An “originalist” like Scalia, who believes that the Constitution should be interpreted as it was at the time it was written A “textualist“, who believes that […]

The latest “Downfall” parody: Hitler learns about the size of his crowds

How many parodies have used this scene? Well, we have a cute Tr*mp-themed one today. It’s a bit spoiled for me because I understand German, so I know what they’re really saying, and it ain’t about crowds. Still, it’s fun.

The Monday Night Massacre: Trump fires acting attorney general for refusing to enforce immigration orders

UPDATE: The Washington Post analyzes the nasty and hamhanded way Yates was fired. ___________   If you were already sentient on October 20, 1973, you’ll remember (as I do) the famous “Saturday Night Massacre” perpetrated by Richard Nixon. On that day, Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, who, appointed to investigate the Watergate affair, had issued […]

Today’s takes on Trump and the “Muslim ban”

Trump has really stepped in it with his executive orders on immigration. As I wrote yesterday, they’re reprehensible and may actually violate the First Amendment’s prohibition against discrimination on religious grounds. Around the U.S., and around the world, people are rising in protest, and I wonder what The Donald and his advisors are thinking now? One […]

Ladies and Gentlemen, your new Press Secretary

Can Sean Spicer (Trump’s Press Secretary and Director of Communications) even comprehend when he’s being mocked? Here’s tw**t he issued: Well, perhaps—à l’Onion—Spicer was just playing a huge trick on America. Regardless, this tw**t, which appears to have been emitted on Saturday, is unseemly for a man in Spicer’s position. Spicer also appears to have accidentally tweeted […]

Pence: evolution denialist

Ladies and gentlemen, if you’re an American, hear the words of your new Vice President as he disses evolution. The first one is from 2002, with Pence emoting on the floor of the House of Representatives. Pence is making that old argument that evolution is “only a theory,” which is clear when he argues that […]

Trump creates his own laugh tracks: brings stooges to CIA speech to applaud and chuckle

Of course Presidents try to manipulate their images, but really, do they have to generate “laugh tracks” like the canned chuckles that accompanied the t.v. shows of my youth? What Tr*mp did at his CIA speech the other day is equivalent to what the producers did to the talking horse “Mister Ed.” He brought his […]

The Trump administration’s “alternative facts”

Because I’ve been under the weather, I haven’t yet posted on the “alternative facts” issue, and I see from the discussion thread that several readers are aware of it.  In brief, Tr*mp and his minions have spent their first three days in office not only dismantling the accomplishments of the last administration, but in waging […]

Trump’s unhinged remarks to the CIA

Yesterday, one day after their inauguration, Vice-Pr*s*d*nt Pence and Pr*s*d*nt Trump addressed the CIA at their headquarters in Langley, perhaps to assure them that the new administration was on board with them. (Trump had been critical of our intelligence agencies during the campaign.) Politico has posted the full text of both men’s remarks to the CIA, […]

Ladies and gentlemen, we have President Trump

The Dark Days of Mordor have begun, for my CNN news feed tells me this: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States during a historic transfer of power. Trump took the oath of office on the West Front of the Capitol, swearing to preserve, protect and defend the US […]