William Barr’s rope-a-doping of America

Don’t let rope-a-dope get our gost!

THE SHINBONE STAR

It was Muhammed Ali who coined the term “rope-a-dope,” a boxing technique by which he leaned against the ropes while his opponent wore himself out flailing ineffectively at a mostly protected target. How ironic that Islamophobe Donald Trump’s champion, Attorney General William Barr, would adopt a Muslim boxer’s strategy to deliver a TKO to our country.

By first using his four-page summary and a soon-to-be-released redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Barr is rope-a-doping America and effectively pulling all the punches out of a report that millions of Trump opponents had waited breathlessly to see. Barr has already slowed the momentum, and all that remains is for him to deliver a knockout punch that could spell the end for our once-great nation.

People who know me know there aren’t many people who hate Donald Trump more than I, but if…

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Trumplandia: April 6 — 13, 2019

Great weekend wrap.

THE SHINBONE STAR

Spring Cleaning Edition

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APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:
FiveThirtyEight Poll: 42.1% — down from 42.2% last week
Rasmussen Poll: 49% — down from 51% last week

Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all of the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you may have heard about but were too busy to care. Because most of this minutia occurs just below the massive headlines about the POTUS, it’s in a land of its own. Here, an infusion of social media, video clips and print media meld with our outdated political views to make more delicious “Fake News” about our Commander-in-Chief.

So just like the president, we start it all with a little tweet like this:

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The Big Lies: Trump Fills the ‘Swamp’ With ‘Alligators’

Up t his ass in alligators

THE SHINBONE STAR

— Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images and Ryhor Bruyeu/Alamy Stock Photo

EDITOR’S NOTE: During the run-up to the 2020 presidential sweepstakes — hopefully without any interference from Russian operatives promoting Trump’s re-election bid — The Shinbone Star will highlight Big Lies uttered and promoted on a daily basis by the current occupant of the White House and provide commentary on new “whoppers” that hurt the working men and women of America. Today we tackle the tragic empty health care plan promises of The Donald and his Republican cronies.

By MACINELLI

Donald J. Trump amped up his 2016 presidential campaign rallies by railing against the Washington, D.C. political establishment, loudly and frequently pledging to “drain the swamp” of corrupt politicians and influence peddlers in the halls of Congress and the White House.

He was the only candidate who was going to clean up the muck that was keeping America from being great, he…

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William Barr, the man you never knew — Part II

Part II

THE SHINBONE STAR

“Lawyers have an adage. ‘If the law is against you talk about the facts; if the facts are against you talk about the law; if the law and the facts are against you talk about the prosecutor.’ ”
— Lawrence C. Walsh, independent counsel, Iran-Contra investigation, 1986 to 1993

EDITOR’S NOTE: Second of two parts on U.S. Attorney General William Barr and his secret life with the CIA.

By NATHANIEL HELMS

As independent counsel in the Iran-Contra investigation, silk-stocking lawyer Lawrence C. Walsh was initially revered for his mission to bring the rogues of the Central Intelligence Agency to heel for their role in trampling the U.S. Constitution. Despite being a self-described rampant Republican, Walsh’s unbiased reputation was unimpeachable.

Attorney General William Barr is taking Walsh’s adage to heart. Much like he did during the Iran-Contra investigation 34 years ago, Barr is using a razor-edged interpretation of the law…

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Trumplandia: Mar. 30 — Apr. 6, 2019

Good stuff as usual.

THE SHINBONE STAR

President Don Quixote Edition

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APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:
FiveThirtyEight Poll: 42.2% — up from 42% last week
Rasmussen Poll: 51% — up from 49% last week

Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all of the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you may have heard about but were too busy to care. Because most of this minutia occurs just below the massive headlines about the POTUS, it’s in a land of its own. Here, an infusion of social media, video clips and print media meld with our outdated political views to make more delicious “Fake News” about our Commander-in-Chief.

So just like the president, we start it all with a little tweet like this:

The Impossible Dream

The week of our Trump — March 30, 2019:

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Whatever else he may be, Trump at least is not an ostrich

THE SHINBONE STAR

Ostriches don’t bury their heads in the sand like Trump often does — they wouldn’t be able to breathe! That exonerates Donald Trump from being an ostrich. Greater flamingos however do. They bury their bills and often their entire heads in wet sand to suck up muddy water looking for bottom feeders they thrive on.

That’s where Trump apparently feeds every day, feasting on the offal left at the bottom of the White House swamp by his Cabinet to fortify his ego. This is important because it helps explain why Trump is up to his ass in alligators and can still pretend that all is well in Mudville.

Monday Mr. Trump tweeted:

“Now that the long awaited Mueller Report conclusions have been released, most Democrats and others have gone back to the pre-Witch Hunt phase of their lives before Collusion Delusion took over. Others are pretending that their former hero…

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Next Question…

Good stuff

MadMeg's Musings...

Do you ever have a moment where you suddenly see your life actually whizzing by, while you sit static and sort of frozen, watching it all continually unfold, right there in front of you? I know this sentence doesn’t make sense, so basically I’m asking if anyone else has ever experienced sitting with the daisies in traffic like your very own ‘Adaptation’ movie? I should actually question my mental stability as of late, but where’s the fun in that?  Maybe it’s a sign from the big guy upstairs (not Santa, the other one). If it is a sign, then God must be playing with me.

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I know it’s a weird question, but before I had this question swirling around in my head I had heard and oddly enough, enjoyed, a radio station…in my head. No joke. I listened intently to the female DJ talk about the day’s events in…

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A Shinbone Star Vituperative Op-Ed

Lies and more lies, they never stop coming.

THE SHINBONE STAR

Two witless wonders, Peter Navarro with Donald Trump.

The economic protectionist Peter Navarro, currently the driving force behind U.S. foreign trade policy, said war is good business in a Tuesday New York Times op-ed deifying Donald Trump for keeping open a heavy weapons manufacturing plant in Lima, Ohio.

It was a publicity packet for Trump’s Wednesday visit to the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio.  Navarro stressed that President Barack Obama almost gave the facility the chop when he was trying to downsize the military-industrial complex our country can no longer afford.

“Fortunately, the Republican-led Congress rejected that move and appropriated enough funds to keep the factory in business — but the number of employees fell sharply, to just 75,” Navarro observed.

The US currently has about 3,500 mothballed M1 Abrams tanks in vast storage yards. The General Dynamics Lima plant was tasked with reconditioning them as needed to…

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Trump’s Veto Merely A Stumbling Block In History Of American Democracy

Crapping on America

THE SHINBONE STAR

With a disgusting smirk on his face, Donald Trump proudly displays his first veto.

Donald Trump didn’t just stomp on democracy Friday by using the power of the veto to suppress a proposed bipartisan resolution to keep him from declaring a national emergency by decree, he took a crap on it.

The irony here is that Trump was first to tell everyone his so-called emergency was more about expediency that a threat to our nation.

In case you thought you’d seen that signature before, it was probably here, on the check he wrote to pay off a porn star.

Led by milquetoast Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader in the Senate, his caucus of newts abandoned their oath to protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic to preen at the feet of an unhinged president.

On Thursday, a dozen Republicans joined with Senate Democrats in a…

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Trumplandia: Mar. 9 – 16, 2019

Another week of Herr Trump massaging the truth. Despite the help of a master of rub and tug there is still no happy ending.

THE SHINBONE STAR

Rub and Tug Edition

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APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:
FiveThirtyEight Poll: 41.5% — down from 41.8% last week
Rasmussen Poll: 48% — down from 50% last week

Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all of the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you may have heard about but were too busy to care. Because most of this minutia occurs just below the massive headlines about the POTUS, it’s in a land of its own. Here, an infusion of social media, video clips and print media meld with our outdated political views to make more delicious “Fake News” about our Commander-in-Chief.

So just like the president, we start it all with a little tweet like this:

So That’s the Rub

The week of our Trump…

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