Category Archives: Trumpiana

The NYT editorial board excoriates Trump

In a scathing but unconventional piece, which masquerades as a “guide to Presidential etiquette”, today’s New York Times editorial, written by the full board, lists the many ways that Trump has behaved badly and un-Presidentially since he took office. Click the screenshot to read it: Here’s just a small part of a long list. When […]

US votes against UN resolution banning the capricious and discriminatory use of the death penalty; vote widely misinterpreted by the Left

I’m seeing all kinds of “memes”, like this one on Facebook, about the U.S.’s vote (see also here) against a UN Human Rights Council measure that called for ending the capricious application of the death penalty and its use on juveniles, gays, blasphemers, adulterers, and those who are mentally handicapped: In fact, while the measure (which […]

Why Trump voters weren’t irrational

I doubt there’s anyone on this website who voted for Trump last November—or, if they did, they’re keeping it quiet.  And most of us, including me, think that those who did vote for The Donald were irrational. My take was that these people, blinded by their bigotry and nativism, simply voted against their own interests, […]

Trumpiana: The “President” urges football rules for standing during National Anthem, but wants more brain injuries

Trump continues to harangue the National Football League (NFL) about not firing players who refuse to stand erect and show “respect” during the pre-game playing of the National Anthem.  Here’s one of his tw**ts from this morning.  The irony is that the NFL appeared to be divided on this issue—brought to the fore by Colin Kaepernick—but showed […]

Trump vs. athletes’s knees

If you live in the U.S., you’ll know all about the football protests yesterday, when dozens of coaches and players either refused to appear for the traditional playing of the National Anthem or went down on one knee instead of standing erect. (You can read a comprehensive report in the New York Times.) This was […]

Trump’s unwise pardon

Well, Trump has given his first Presidential pardon, and it couldn’t have gone to a worse person than Joe Arpaio, a former sheriff (1993-2016) of Maricopa County, Arizona—a county that includes the state capital of Phoenix. Arpaio was not only a punitive hard-ass towards prisoners, but widely recognized as an anti-Hispanic bigot, which he displayed […]

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. — 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!🎥 — 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”. […]