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  • Zotted Troll's Free Fall: Media made him, and they will Zot him

    08/16/2016 6:52:39 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 69 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 16, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Trump's Free Fall: Media made him, and they will destroy him by Daniel Clark While Donald Trump is busy formulating the official excuse for his likely defeat, his loyalists are blaming conservative magazines, supporters of his primary opponents, and anyone else who hasn't demonstrated sufficient fealty to their hero. They might stop to consider that Trump himself has employed a campaign strategy that all but assured his destruction once he secured the nomination. Former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone, who is reportedly still a very close confidante, explained in a January interview with Politico that his candidate had "totally committed...
  • The College Football Czar: 2016 Season Preview

    08/03/2016 7:45:33 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 19 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 3, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2016 Season Preview a sports publication from The Shinbone by Daniel Clark Welcome to the 2016 season preview issue of The College Football Czar, a seasonal sports publication by the author and editor of The Shinbone. In the coming months, you will find weekly analyses of upcoming college football action posted at this site. To find out more, please see the Ground Rules. This issue contains the Czar's rankings for all 128 teams in Division I-A football, as well as conference preview capsules, potential upsets to watch for, bowl projections, and a guide to help you...
  • Republicans, No More: Sir Thomas wouldn't fit in today's GOP

    07/31/2016 5:13:58 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 28 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | July 31, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Republicans, No More: Sir Thomas wouldn't fit in today's GOP by Daniel Clark During his speech at the Republican National Convention, Sen. Ted Cruz congratulated Donald Trump for winning the nomination, supported Trump's idea of building a border wall, agreed with Trump's most recently stated position on Middle Eastern refugees, and thoroughly denounced Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton. It was more than enough to fulfill his pledge to "support" (not formally endorse) his party's nominee. Nevertheless, his fellow Republicans roundly castigated him as some kind of traitor. Cruz's most fervent detractor has been none other than that unimpeachable authority on political...
  • Bernie's Truth Deficit: So much for Sanders' "Honesty"

    07/17/2016 7:12:10 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | July 17, 2017 | Daniel Clark
    Bernie's Truth Deficit: So much for Sanders' "Honesty" by Daniel Clark All those conservatives who credit Bernie Sanders with being honest must have been more than a little perplexed by his speech in which he announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton. The socialist senator hopped aboard the bandwagon of the quintessential "Wall Street candidate," and if that wasn't enough of a sellout of his alleged principles, he even pretended to care about runaway deficits. During the same speech in which he charged that Donald Trump "would increase our national debt by trillions of dollars," he absolved the sitting president for...
  • We're Evil! Get it?: Pro-abortion humor is lacking in irony

    06/30/2016 7:05:21 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 10 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 30, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    We're Evil! Get It?: Pro-abortion humor is lacking in irony by Daniel Clark San Diego abortionist Robert Santella decided to have some fun with a young protestor named Zephaniah Mel outside his clinic one day, so he walked up and breathed directly into Mel's face while growling demonically, with just inches between the two. "Stinky breath," he explained, while holding out a cup of coffee for Mel’s camera phone to see. Then, he reached out with a pair of scissors in his other hand, as if he were threatening to stab Mel in the neck with them. With Santella continuing...
  • Damning Dad: Father's Day Pledge is appalling

    06/15/2016 5:26:29 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 28 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 15, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Damning Dad: Father’s Day Pledge is appalling by Daniel Clark Happy Father's Day, you sadistic, sociopathic brute! That's essentially how the holiday is being observed here in Pittsburgh, a city that is plunging into full-blown, banana-brained liberalism at warp speed. Since 2014, political and business leaders have been signing onto the "Father’s Day Pledge to End Gender Violence," along with popular local sports figures like Pirate manager Clint Hurdle, and longtime backup Steeler quarterback Charlie Batch. If you don't understand what "gender violence" means, that's understandable, because liberals are still in the process of making it up. If they really...
  • Fishy Or Not, Vince Foster's Death Matters

    05/31/2016 7:18:36 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 21 replies
    Fishy Or Not, Vince Foster's Death Matters by Daniel Clark For the purposes of this discussion, let's stipulate that all of the official findings about Vince Foster's death are correct. Let's agree that when Donald Trump referred to it as "fishy," it really was one of the more outlandish things he has said. Most of us aren't in a position to dispute the forensic evidence. Furthermore, motivational questions like why Foster drove to Fort Marcy Park to shoot himself, and why he would transport the gun to the park in an oven mitt, might have answers that were personal to...
  • Mister Rogers: American icon or hate criminal?

    04/30/2016 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 32 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | April 30, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Mister Rogers: American icon or hate criminal? by Daniel Clark "Boys are boys from the beginning, and girls are girls right from the start." This bit of political heresy was brought to you by PBS. Or at least, it used to be. Fred Rogers sang those lyrics frequently on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which aired from 1968 all the way until 2001, yet nobody ever seemed to find anything wrong with it. What small-minded bigots we all must have been. In this new, enlightened age of ours, you can't just go around saying that one's sex is an immutable fact of...
  • Bernie's Bull: Socialism is the antonym of honesty

    04/17/2016 6:19:49 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | April 17, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Bernie's Bull: Socialism is the antonym of honesty by Daniel Clark Seldom are presidential polling results as consistent over time and among different polling organizations as they are in concluding that the American people think Bernie Sanders is honest. That's the general perception of the Vermont senator, even among Republicans, but why? Is it just because people don't see some unhinged, frothing blowhard hollering "Lyin’ Bernie" every five minutes on TV? Many conservatives have made the mistake of crediting Sanders with being honest about his socialist ideology, as opposed to Hillary Clinton and the rest of their party, who have...
  • These Colors, Don't Ruin: Team USA goes incognito

    03/31/2016 7:07:17 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 31, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    These Colors, Don’t Ruin: Team USA goes incognito by Daniel Clark The United States national soccer team put on a dismal performance in a recent 2-0 loss in Guatemala, during which they were unfocused and incohesive, and generally very much unlike themselves. You might not have even known that the USA was playing if the graphics on your screen hadn't told you so, because the players were not wearing our national colors. Instead, they wore black jerseys with patches of blue and burgundy on the shoulders. If you didn't know better, you’d have thought the Guatemalans were playing against some...
  • Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link

    03/22/2016 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 18 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 22, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link by Daniel Clark During two Republican primary debates, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump claimed that Saddam Hussein had been an enemy of Islamic terrorism, and argued that he should have been left in power to kill terrorists, so that our soldiers didn't have to. Considering that, one might think a reminder of Saddam's moustache-deep involvement in terrorism, along with the fact that he'd retained an active chemical weapons program between wars, would be a major news story. One might even expect that a story about a former member of Saddam’s regime helping ISIS to...
  • Let Us Litmus: Judicial nominees must be held to standards

    02/29/2016 6:35:53 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | February 29, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Let Us Litmus: Judicial nominees must be held to standards by Daniel Clark To the dismay of conservatives everywhere, President Obama will appoint a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Just as surely, there will be calls from the Democrats and therefore from the news media that Republican senators refrain from applying a "litmus test" to the nominee. It's an absurd expectation, with which the Jellyphants of the GOP often absurdly comply. You might remember conducting a litmus test in middle school science class, by applying a substance to a piece of litmus paper, and discovering from...
  • What Would Scalia Say?: No reason Obama shouldn't appoint

    02/14/2016 7:18:44 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 61 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | February 14, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    What Would Scalia Say?: No reason Obama shouldn't appoint by Daniel Clark "Elections have consequences." President Obama once said that, and yet it's true. One might have hoped we'd all have learned it by now. The consensus among the candidates at the South Carolina Republican Primary Debate was that Obama is somehow obligated to abstain from appointing a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Their basis for this argument is that it's a tradition that a president does not make a Supreme Court appointment during an election year, especially when that appointment would dramatically change the Court's...
  • "We"-sel Words: Libs exempt selves from collective guilt

    01/31/2016 5:27:02 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 31, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    "We"-sel Words: Libs exempt selves from collective guilt by Daniel Clark One of liberals' many assaults on the English language is in their tendency to use the first-person plural when referring to groups of people that do not include themselves. Take, for example, embittered former first lady Rosalynn Carter, who once said about her husband's successor, Ronald Reagan, "I think this president makes us comfortable with our prejudices." By saying this, Mrs. Carter was not confessing to harboring prejudices of her own. Rather, the "us" of whom she spoke was the electorate, who presumably were not motivated by prejudice when...
  • Obama Seconds Holmes: Our rights don't just end somewhere

    01/18/2016 8:00:16 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 18, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Obama Seconds Holmes: Our rights don’t just end somewhere by Daniel Clark A guest on The Steve Allen Show once said, "I don't believe in vitamins," to which Allen replied, "But I've seen them." This is basically what President Obama means when he declares, "I believe in the Second Amendment." What he's really saying is that he is aware of its existence, not that he agrees with it, or believes in the reasons it was written and ratified. Many conservatives are relieved that Obama's recent executive orders on gun control were relatively unambitious. While announcing them, however, he revealed just...
  • Put Some ISIS On That: Mrs. Clinton assaults the truth

    12/31/2015 8:08:38 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 31, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Put Some ISIS On That: Mrs. Clinton assaults the truth by Daniel Clark Hillary Clinton's plan to deploy her husband in her next campaign offensive may undermine her party's ludicrous charge of a Republican "war on women," but it is entirely consistent with the Clintons' perpetual war on the truth. How better to dodge criticism of her lie about Donald Trump being used for ISIS recruiting than to introduce her husband, who infamously feigned ignorance of the meaning of the word "is"? Now she's pretending to misunderstand the meaning of this organization called "is-is." During the Democratic primary debate in...
  • The College Football Czar: 2015-16 Bowl Game Picks

    12/18/2015 9:08:12 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 18, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2015-16 Bowl Game Picks Week fourteen in review: Things held true to form as far as the national championship picture is concerned, leaving no serious debate about which four teams belong in the semifinals. Nevertheless, ESPN devoted a significant portion of its bowl preview show to a discussion about whether the playoff should immediately be expanded to eight teams. The Czar won't bore you by explaining again why this would be a disaster. Suffice it to point out that Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, Mark Cuban and President Obama are all for it. If that doesn't...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 14

    12/03/2015 7:49:02 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 4 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 3, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 14 Week thirteen in review: LSU has decided to keep coach Fewer Miles, although the College Football Czar wonders why he bothers to stick around. In 11 years in Baton Rouge, Miles has compiled a record of 111-32, highlighted by the 2007 national championship. Yet, athletic director Joe Avella allowed rumors of the coach's imminent firing to swirl for two weeks before finally addressing the question, at which time he insultingly advised Miles to focus on his upcoming game against Texas A&M. The Tigers won that contest by a typically LSU-ian score of 19-7, after...
  • Going "Concern": UCS is a corruption of science

    11/30/2015 6:06:47 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 30, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Going "Concern": UCS is a corruption of science by Daniel Clark If you often read news articles about "climate change," then you've surely seen a group called the Union of Concerned Scientists cited as an expert source. When you encounter such a reference, you might as well stop reading, because what follows will have no scientific validity whatsoever. We know this from the fact that the very title of UCS is a contradiction in terms. There's a reason why there isn't an organization called the Union of Objective Scientists. A scientist is supposed to follow the evidence wherever it leads...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/24/2015 7:55:34 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 25 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 24, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 13 Week twelve in review: Clemson and Iowa are the only remaining undefeated teams after Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Houston were all toppled last Saturday. In the new CFP ratings, OSU has now plummeted past the Michigan State team that upset them, a development that would not likely have happened under the old BCS system. As much as it may feel right to the CFP committee that the head-to-head winner should have the higher ranking, it isn't really logical, which is why the computer-influenced BCS might have figured it differently. The Buckeyes' only loss...