IT’S NOW PERSONAL. TIME FOR A ‘GIVE ME FREEDOM FROM TRUMP’ MOMENT – SHINBONE STAR REBLOG – WRITTEN BY MACINELLI

IT’S PERSONAL. TIME FOR A ‘GIVE ME FREEDOM FROM TRUMP’ MOMENT WRITTEN BY MACINELLI As an old-school journalist — just the facts please — and a descendant of Revolutionary War-era orator extraordinaire Patrick Henry (I’m related to one of his brothers, not the man himself), I accepted an invitation by the founder of The Shinbone Star to … Continue reading IT’S NOW PERSONAL. TIME FOR A ‘GIVE ME FREEDOM FROM TRUMP’ MOMENT – SHINBONE STAR REBLOG – WRITTEN BY MACINELLI

THERE ARE LESSONS IN HISTORY TRUMP SHOULD LEARN – SHINBONE STAR

THERE ARE LESSONS IN HISTORYTRUMP SHOULD LEARN "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance" – Samuel Johnson, British writer/thinker Great minds think alike and poor ones think barely at all. Among the former are wartime American presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR was president when pre-World War Two totalitarian … Continue reading THERE ARE LESSONS IN HISTORY TRUMP SHOULD LEARN – SHINBONE STAR

CHAOS, THY NAME IS TRUMP – REBLOG – SHINBONE STAR

CHAOS, THY NAME IS TRUMP WRITTEN BY MACINELLI, MARCH 22, 2020 Throughout his life in business and politics, Donald J. Trump has created chaos. It’s his trademark management style. That it has served him well in his quest to become the richest and most powerful person on the planet will be hotly debated by historians for decades … Continue reading CHAOS, THY NAME IS TRUMP – REBLOG – SHINBONE STAR

THE MASQUE OF THE RED MAR-A-LAGO – BY TOM CURLEY

I’ve been thinking about this blog for about a week now. It was going to be a very clever (well in my mind at least) parody of Edgar Alan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. It was going to be about an imaginary land called “Merika”. That wasn’t its original name, but the Prince … Continue reading THE MASQUE OF THE RED MAR-A-LAGO – BY TOM CURLEY

Trump fails in desperate attempt to save his political skin – REBLOG – The Shinbone Star

This is a good summary of how we’ve gotten to where we are. How long will we stay here? Very good question. As one of the vulnerable ones, I would really like tests available. I’d like to know if Worcester County has many, few, or no cases. As it stands, Massachusetts has almost no tests available, not even in our biggest and best hospitals and here in the boonies, I’m sure we have none at all. Thus, the only people who get tested are athletes who get paid in the millions of dollars. Apparently, a knowledge of the risks is available only to the rich and famous.

What a shock, eh? Hey, there’s no inequality in THIS country!


 

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Impeached President Donald J. Trump failed last night in a desperate attempt to save his political skin with a television talk designed to calm a nervous nation confronted with a killer virus.

After using the power of the media to deliver details of a series of legislative and economic actions — including a ban on travel from Europe for 30 days — and bragging about how his administration had managed to keep the deadly novel coronavirus from sweeping across the country, Trump uttered this unforgettable line:

“I will always put the well-being of America first.”

Those words must have been comforting for relatives of the 38 Americans who have already died from coronavirus and the nearly 1,200 others diagnosed with the disease over the past few weeks.

But the real problem with that bogus and pandering statement is that it came after more than a month of Trump downplaying the…

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TWO OLD WHITE GUYS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? WHAT A SHOCK! By Marilyn Armstrong

"Everyone wants change," said Garry, "until they get to the polls and then it's the same old game all over again." We were both bummed at how poorly Elizabeth Warren did, how far Bloomberg's money didn't take him, and that in the end, we are going to have a battle between two old white guys.  … Continue reading TWO OLD WHITE GUYS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? WHAT A SHOCK! By Marilyn Armstrong