Category Archives: Trump (Don the Con)

SOTU, Brute? On Don the Con’s 2020 State of the Disunion Address

“Don’t call some Malcolm. Don’t call some Chandra. Get me my Master of Propaganda!” So Jabba the Trump exclaimed from his lair, while sliming down his Troll Doll hair. “I need a SOTU that will not fail. If I’m not … Continue reading

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Bob’s Ayahuasca School for Little Cosmic Voyagers and Bob’s Real Good Floruhduh Skool

ALERT!!!! PLEASE SHARE. In his 2020 State of the Disunion Address, Don the Con gave Ditzy DeVoid, his Secretary of the Department for the Privatization of U.S. Education, formerly the Department of Education, everything her little walnut-hard heart could have … Continue reading

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Reviewing a Review: Annie Murphy Paul on Diane Ravitch’s Slaying Goliath

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watchers?), Juvenal, Satire VI On January 21, 2020, Annie Murphy Paul’s “review” of Diane Ravitch’s Slaying Goliath appeared in The New York Times. Being reviewed in the Times is a big deal.  Such … Continue reading

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The Trump “Trial”

Everybody knows. Trump is pathetically insecure and profoundly ignorant, a lout, a moron, a pathological liar, a racist, a bully and a thug, clinically an exhibitionist narcissist, a serial sexual predator, a ne’er-do-well would-be playboy and business failure, a con … Continue reading

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One-Dimensional Man: The Exhibitionist Narcissist

Trump is a stereotype. A caricature of a man. All surface. But beneath all that is the little boy who was so, so terribly wounded by his distant, disapproving parents and the yawning gulf, the abyss, of the despair he … Continue reading

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Espinoza v. Montana

So, the Supreme Court is hearing a case called Espinoa v. Montana Department of Revenue. It’s about whether a state can refuse to provide religious schools with the same per pupil support (typically, seven or eight thousand per student, though … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rule

ROBERT’S RULE: If you are wondering whether a new policy, procedure, technology, law, regulation, or system is a good idea, just think of the worst person at the worst time in the future wielding its power. –Robert D. Shepherd Bob’s … Continue reading

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