Tag Archives: Richard Nixon

The silent rattlesnakes of Truman Capote, and the hoax behind Hand-Carved Coffins

Late last week, I took a few days off from work and went to Chicago with the family. We visited friends, ate really good brisket, poked our heads into the small and dark apartment of Henry Darger, invested way too much time studying the habits of the longnose walking batfish, and spent Linette’s birthday seeing […]

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When all that’s left is fear and hate

Since news broke a few days ago that the President’s former personal attorney had pled guilty to numerous felonies, naming the President himself as a co-conspirator, things haven’t been looking so good for the Trump administration. And Donald Trump has responded just like the organized crime boss that we know him to be, talking openly […]

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Having just been named an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal crime, Donald Trump, demonstrating that he’s not just a criminal but a moron, tells a rally in West Virginia about how his mother used to gestate poultry

Just imagine if Barack Obama’s campaign chairman, David Plouffe, had been found guilty of eight criminal counts in federal court. Now imagine that this wasn’t even the biggest story of the day, as someone else in the Obama White House had, at pretty much the exact same moment, plead guilty to a series of election-related […]

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As Mueller pushes to revoke Manafort’s bail, Trump is coming unglued

Yesterday, the President’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, speculated that, had he wanted to, Trump could have shot FBI Director James Comey to death instead of firing him, and not faced any legal consequences, at least so long as he stayed in office. Then, this morning, Trump took things a step further on Twitter, stating that, should […]

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On the 23rd day with no Melania, I can’t help but be reminded of the troubling story of Martha Mitchell’s forced imprisonment at the hands of the Nixon administration

Melania Trump has not been seen in public since May 10. The White House said on 14th that she’d undergone surgery for a “benign” kidney issue, but, according to doctors who have been interviewed in the press, the kind of procedure she’s said to have had wouldn’t have required such a lengthy recovery period. So, […]

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