It’s All About Him

Donald Trump

Judging from how he talks (and tweets!), it’s clear that Donald Trump thinks he’s still President of the United States, or maybe a co-president with Joe Biden, one who has his own foreign policy, especially when it comes to the current crisis in Israel.  He doesn’t seem to understand that he’s just an unemployed old […]

Barbarians at the Capitol Fence

Capitol Building behind a fence

When retiring Army General Mark Milley referred to Donald Trump as a “Wannabe dictator” in response to the former president suggesting he might deserve execution for treason, The Wall Street Journal called it a “sad reminder that Mr. Trump often provokes others into breaking their own institutional norms.” Yeah, it’s sad alright! Trump and his […]

All Becomes Clear

Donald Trump Mugshot

As Agatha Christie’s famous fictional detective, Hercule Poirot, liked to say, “in time, all will become clear.” Well, in case we still had any doubts, lately quite a bit has become clear. What could be more obvious than why Russian president Vladimir Putin is defending his old buddy, Donald Trump, and claiming the former president’s […]

Trump’s GOP Challengers are a Joke!

A protester waving a flag that says "He'll be back 2024"

It’s now clear that Republican voters will not give up on their hero, Donald Trump, under any circumstances, no matter how vile his behavior, no matter how many times he is indicted.  The worse it gets, the more loyal they become.  Republicans only represent about a quarter of the electorate, but the fact that the […]

Throwing Sh*t at the Wall

Trump pointing his finger up in air

The 98-page Georgia indictment against Donald Trump and his eighteen co-conspirators—no less worth the read than the 45-page January 6th indictment brought by federal prosecutor Jack Smith—contains 41 counts, of which Trump is accused of the following 13: If you’re like this humble spirit, you’re not sure whether to be incredulous that a former President […]

A Conspiracy to Defraud America

Trump

How fitting that the first of four charges included in the January 6 indictment against Donald Trump be “Conspiracy to Defraud the United States Government.” The man has been defrauding the entire world for most of his life—business associates, contractors, lawyers, you name it.  He’s the ultimate con-artist and grifter; his entire presidency and political […]

A New Crop of Republican Lackies

Presidential Election Take Back America 2024

Yeah, there’s no question we need to take America back!  Among Trump’s many challengers for the Republican presidential nomination are numerous fresh faces, but upon closer inspection they all support the interests of the Republican’s aging, predominantly white “base.” None of them address issues important to the majority of young voters, and make no mistake, […]

I’m Being Indicted for You

In God we Trump

Former President Trump tells more lies than there are stars in heaven, but he’s once again outdoing himself when it comes to explaining why he stored classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. This humble spirit’s personal favorite is that he declassified them merely by thinking about it (talk about illusions of omnipotence!), but as usual, Trump has […]

The Dustbin of History

Trump mid sentence

The details of Donald Trump’s indictment for mishandling classified documents won’t be fully known until the trial, but we do know the former president is once again misbehaving himself, big time—including ugly personal attacks on Jack Smith, the federal prosecutor in charge of the case, as well as encouraging his supporters to commit acts of […]

A House Divided Risks Default

Abraham Lincoln

It’s possible the country has avoided the debt ceiling crisis once again, but the disturbing episode has served as another reminder that ours is a terribly divided, polarized nation.  I rarely agreed with the late Rush Limbaugh, but he was certainly correct to question whether America can survive its current challenges, with (at least!) two […]

Haves and Have Nots

Jordan Neely, a homeless young Black man apparently suffering from mental illness, was put in a chokehold and killed by Daniel Penny, a white 24-year-old ex-marine.  So, what do you know, we have yet another Black man with the life choked out of him, only this time by an ex-marine rather than the police, just […]

You Are What You Eat!

Trump Balloon

I acknowledge that Tucker Carlson—recently fired from Fox “News” and about to surface only God knows where—no doubt has many fans who are well-educated and living in comfortable economic circumstances (the old stereotype of upper middle class Republican voters). And yet it’s hard not to picture his viewers as the worst MAGA caricatures: uneducated, low […]

MAGA Republicans vs. the Majority

Governor Abbott

The MAGA Republicans continue to assault the will of the majority, along with the rule of law, whenever the opportunity presents itself.  Tennessee’s Republican state legislature voted to expel two Black Democratic members for protesting on the statehouse floor for tougher gun laws.  Then, as if it would go unnoticed if he didn’t talk about […]

MAGAs Can’t Handle the Truth

MAGAs not only don’t care if they’re blatantly lied to (e.g., Trump, Fox “News,” QAnon conspiracy theories), they WANT to be lied to and even demand it. There are numerous reasons for this: And the list goes on; I’m sure you can think of plenty more for yourself.  But, no matter, lies sooth them and […]

Liars of a Feather

Two Birds

Is this humble spirit the only one who sees the disturbing similarities between Alex Murdaugh and Donald Trump?  Never mind their peculiarly similar hair, they’re both frauds, charlatans, and conmen who got away with masquerading behind an impressive facade.  Above all they’re narcissists and pathological liars.  They’ve lost track of what the truth is, even […]

Coming Off the Rails

The environmental disaster in East Palestine, OH presents an obvious metaphor for our society coming off the rails, crashing and burning while we fail to address the underlying problems that caused the accident.  The residents of East Palestine, a blue-collar town that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in both 2016 and 2020, are rightfully angry, […]

Desperate Pandering

Fox News

Like many others, I’ve previously vented about the primetime hosts at Fox “News” and their flagrant pandering to the MAGA universe, creating a poisonous cycle by which misinformed opinions follow skewed reporting and vice versa, otherwise known as garbage in, garbage out.  What has been revealed by the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion […]

Normal or Crazy?

Trump Biden Street Signs

According to Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders in her official Republican rebuttal to President Biden’s State of the Union address to Congress, “The dividing line in America is no longer right or left. The choice is between normal or crazy.” Regrettably, this humble spirit tends to agree.  But while Governor Sanders, who formerly served as […]

You Ain’t Supposed to Be Here

Sadly, there’s no denying that a significant portion of white America, especially those with a “MAGA” mentality, don’t want Black Americans in this country, plain and simple, and are perfectly happy to see them killed by the police whenever the opportunity presents itself.  That attitude generally applies to other people of color as well, but […]

The Killing of Tyre Nichols

The behavior exhibited by the Memphis “Scorpion Unit” makes this humble spirit’s head spin, along with my stomach, in ways I didn’t know it could.  What was that?!  If their actions weren’t so atrocious, the so-called Scorpions might be compared to the Keystone Cops lost in a modern-day hellscape: those five big, burly guys couldn’t […]