Mike Huckabee

America: One big happy family.

On April 6th, Ivanka Trump dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago. The same day the Chinese authorities approved her trademarks in the world’s second-largest economy. Trump is making America great again – one kid at a time.

Pence’s staring contest.

Mike Pence is on a tour of Asia. Publicly he is bringing a new muscularity to America’s policy toward North Korea (at least in his own mind). This hunk of American manhood stated that the DPRK shouldn’t test “the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region”. Adding that the era of “strategic patience” is over. He then proceeded to stare at North Korea. While patiently doing nothing.

Privately, I imagine, Pence is assuring bemused leaders in the region that Trump is not completely nuts.

Let’s think the North Korean thing through.

Trump’s foreign policy comprises two threads. Changing his mind and bombing things. Bearing that in mind let’s wargame North Korea. Trump bombs them. They bomb Seoul. Then what?

Perhaps now would be a good time to for him to change his mind.

They all look the same

Trump referred to the North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un, as “this gentleman”. As in “I hope there’s going to be peace, but they’ve been talking with this gentleman for a long time. You read Clinton’s book and he said, ‘Oh, we made such a great peace deal,’ and it was a joke.”

The problem is that Clinton talked with Kim Jong Un’s father, Kim Jong-il. And the ‘peace deal’ was initiated by his grandfather, Kim Il-sung. It seems that Trump has no idea of North Korean history. Or who is who.

South Koreans hope that if it comes to bombing someone, Trump knows there are two Koreas.

Where are we?

Talking about North Korea. The Trump administration boldly announced that an aircraft carrier group, lead by USS Carl Vinson, was on its way to the Sea of Japan to spank Kim Jong-un. It was actually 3,500 miles away, near Indonesia, sailing in the opposite direction.

An evangelical spanks a cable company.

Mike Huckabee is an odd duck. He is second to no one in his condemnation of the usual bêtes noire of the evangelical set – gays, women, white wine drinkers et al. – but then he will say something that all Americans can agree with. Take his review of Comcast. In a tweet to the congregation, he expostulated: “How bad is @comcast service? I’d rather have Obama back as President than have Comcast.”  Which, for those of you who don’t follow these sort of things carefully, is in Huckabee’s mind a vote for the Devil.

I doubt however that Huckabee’s condemnation of corporate America’s customer service skills will furrow Donald Trump‘s brow. He has instructed the FCC to give cable companies whatever they want – the end of net neutrality, selling customers search histories, et al. – with a little extra as a tip.

Alex Jones isn’t who he seems.

Professional conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones is in a fight with his estranged wife, Kelly Jones for custody of his three children. She has (unsurprisingly) a low estimate of his mental make-up.  “He’s not a stable person. He says he wants to break Alec Baldwin’s neck. He wants J-Lo to get raped.”  Alex’s lawyer, Randall Wilhite, realizing that Alex’s public persona makes Kelly’s claim seem reasonable, countered that Alex was not himself on the radio, but was instead a ‘performance artist’. As fake as a Jack Nicholson playing the Joker.

Bearing this in mind will Trump still count Jones as one of his most trusted advisors?



Conservatives Revealed in All Their Insanity.

April 26, 2016

“Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives” – John Stuart Mill Muslim bans, bathroom rules, dick size, glowing sand, women bleeding – has the GOP lost its mind? The Republican presidential candidate in all likelihood will be a large orange hairball who believes that he can solve America’s problems by negotiating better. Or […]

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Political Skill Is a Gift from God.

January 20, 2016

“Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.” ― Ambrose Bierce You cannot teach political skill any more than you can teach sex appeal. The run up to the 2016 election illustrates this well. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have prospered […]

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Really? 1.10.15. Some GOP Candidates Are Dead – But They Won’t Admit It.

January 9, 2016

“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be” – John Wooden Ben Carson‘s national light is dimming. He will return, safely cosseted, to the conservative shoals where once he prospered. His wounds are self-inflicted. This highly-trained surgeon proved to have reasoning deficits so stark that even the intellectually undemanding right-wing was heard to mutter ‘say […]

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Selling Crap to Cretins. How the Right-Wing Feathers its Nest

October 30, 2015

“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds. In recent years, we have seen angry minds at work mainly among extreme right-wingers.” – Richard Hofstadter (Note: Written in 1964) In the last GOP debate, Ben Carson denied any involvement with a shady nutritional supplements company beyond giving a couple of speeches. He called […]

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The CNBC Debate Was Going to Bring Some Clarity to the GOP Race. It Didn’t.

October 29, 2015

“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” ― Willie Nelson The CNBC debate was going to winnow the field. But no candidate took giant strides to the nomination and no candidate disqualified him/herself from contention. The only thing that is going to knock anyone out of this race before […]

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Persecution in America: A Christian Fantasy.

October 17, 2015

“I think it’s fair to say that Christian convictions are under attack as never before. Not just in our lifetime, but ever before in the history of this great nation. We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity.” – Mike Huckabee Religious activists claim Christians are being persecuted in America. What a bunch of […]

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The GOP Shows No Empathy for the Victims of the UCC Massacre.

October 8, 2015

The Umpqua Community College massacre has revealed Republicans as heartless opportunists – again. While accusing the President of politicizing the event, they have done nothing but diminish the victims. Jeb Bush first tweets prayers, then dismisses the tragedy as “stuff happens”. Donald Trump echoes the sentiment offering “These things happen“. Conspicuously absent was any notion of […]

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Which Republican Candidates are in for the Long Haul? And Who’s Packing His Bags?

September 19, 2015

“One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten – and to leave off fighting at once” – Samuel Butler America is now familiar enough with the Republican field of 15 to make some judgments. And to ask the question who’s next to bow out, after Perry and Gilmore […]

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