Category Archives: Trumpiana

Shoot me now: Trump thinks he’s king of the Jews!

Now he’s the King of the Jews! Ceiling Cat help us! But the one good thing, I think, is that stuff like this can’t possibly help him. Yes, he’s trying to divide the Democratic party by painting it as the Squad Party, but in the end I think it will just make him look insane. […]

Trump is insane, melts down over Greenland

When I first heard that Trump wanted to buy Greenland from Denmark, I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t; he wants its natural resources and its strategic location, though there’s already a big air base there with listening posts. Read and weep: Well, of course Denmark won’t sell it, so Trump doesn’t get the […]

Trump administration weakens Endangered Species Act

Everything the Trump administration does seems aimed in the wrong direction, but as a biologist, I’m really pissed off at this latest bit of stupidity. Read the NPR or NYT articles below (click on screenshots) to see the latest debacle: NYT: Here are some of the changes. The new regulations: weaken protections for species listed […]

Bad news for the economy, perhaps good news for the Left

According to the article below, the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, which involved China’s devaluing its currency relative to the dollar today, and Trump threatening to escalate with more tariffs, has led to the year’s worst day on Wall Street. For many people, the only thing Trump has going for him is […]

Impeachment in the air

Here we go. . . . from CNN: I don’t think Pelosi can fight this one off. . . (CNN)A majority of House Democrats are now on record publicly supporting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to a CNN count — a sign of momentum for pro-impeachment lawmakers that is likely to ramp up pressure […]

Maureen Dowd defends herself—and Nancy Pelosi—against the Purity Posse

As you know, Nancy Pelosi has been reluctant to push impeachment proceedings against Trump, for she feels—rightly, I think—that although an impeachment (the call for a trial) might be successful given the Democratic majority in the House, the trial itself will surely fail in the Republican-dominated Senate.  And that will energize and solidify Trump’s base. […]

More horror from the Trump administration: federal government to resume executions after a sixteen-year hiatus

Given the lack of evidence that capital punishment is a deterrent, the fact that it’s more expensive—given the appeals system—than life without parole, the ineluctable fact that innocent people have been executed and, if the death penalty were abolished, they could have been freed, and the fact that capital punishment is barbaric and often painful, […]

Impeachment now?

I’ve been listening to some of the Mueller hearings, but with half an ear as I’m working. What I hear is the Democrats trying to build a case for impeachment, and the Republicans trying to completely exculpate Trump. To my mind, both are wrong, though this political show was expected. My view is that Trump […]

Robert Mueller’s live testimony

PBS is broadcasting Robert Mueller’s testimony live, and it’s been going on for almost an hour. At any rate, you can see it below, and here’s the precis from PBS: Former special counsel Robert Mueller has begun his July 24 testimony on the Russia investigation. Mueller, who led an investigation into Russian interference in the […]

You can’t win

When I criticize Ilhan Omar, I get faulted for not mentioning Trump or Omar’s death threats. Now, when I criticize Trump, I get this (not posted, of course): As the saying goes, you can’t satisfy all of the people all of the time.  But I’m sick and tired of this kind of stuff, and of […]