Category Archives: Trumpiana

Scaramucci deep-sixed; can things get any worse in the White House?

The Washington Post just reported that, after only ten days on the job, Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired—at the request of Chief of Staff John Kelly (and surely with Drumpf’s approval). Scaramucci’s brief tenure in the role had been marked by turmoil as he feuded publicly with former White House chief of staff Reince […]

The Acme Party

Matthew found this tw**t: This is one of the most brilliant political cartoons of all time. pic.twitter.com/6FG4Wsg5pb — David Moser (@david__moser) July 28, 2017

Remind me, what does the First Amendment say again?

[JAC: Matthew sent me this tw**t, and I responded, “You post it!” So he did.] IN AMERICA WE DON'T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT – WE WORSHIP GOD!🎥https://t.co/jIejSgVnnA — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017

Scaramucci does the fandango—on climate change and Earth’s age

Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s new Communications Director, isn’t off to a good start, at least to rational people. This David Pakman Show video shows Scaramucci, in a CNN interview with Chris Cuomo last year, claiming that we “don’t know” whether the climate is warming because, after all, science always changes and, anyway, he’s “not a scientist”. […]

Sean Spicer out as White House Press Secretary

It was only a matter of time; after all, Spicer holds the Worst Job in the World. He has to stand up there before an affronted press day after day, lying his tuchas off and evading questions. Now, according to The New York Times, Spicer quit. And he’ll be happier for it. The report is brief: […]

Evolution news: A statue of Clarence Darrow is unveiled at the “Scopes” courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee

Reader Rick called my attention to a  New York Times piece about a new statue in Dayton, Tennessee, which, you’ll recall, is where the famous Scopes “Monkey Trial” took place in 1925. John Scopes was convicted of teaching human evolution to high-school students, thus violating Tennessee’s “Butler Act” prohibiting the teaching of non-Biblical accounts of human […]

Trump on the Solar Wall

It’s a sad sign of the times when both lies and ridiculous statements by the U.S. President are taken for granted. Check out what he said yesterday. If you don’t believe this is a real statement by The Donald, check Vanity Fair:

Gollum reads Trump’s tweets

This is pretty much everywhere on the Internet, because you can find everything there. This is nice, though: it’s a clip from Colbert’s Late Show of English actor Andy Serkis, who did the voice of Gollum (Sméagol) in the Lord of the Rings movies, reading some of Donald Trump’s tweets in his Gollum voice. What […]

The U. S. moves toward theocracy: Congress aims to repeal the Johnson Amendment barring nonprofits (like churches) from endorsing candidates

The Johnson Amendment, in effect since 1954, is in fact named after Lyndon Johnson, who introduced it as a congressman. It’s part of the U.S. Tax Code, and specifies behavior prohibited for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations (the amendment itself is the part in bold below): 26 U.S. Tax Code §501 Section C (3) Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or […]

Just when you think Trump couldn’t get any worse. . .

. . . he emits a tweet showing him beating up a wrestler representing CNN (the Cable News Network), which our President labels as “fake news.” (And yes, I know it’s been videoshopped or whatever they call it.) The man is unhinged, and an embarrassment to every citizen of America. This is our elected leader? […]