Author: James Howard Kunstler

Deep Quandaries of the Deep State

Deep Quandaries of the Deep State by James Howard Kunstler Watergate had tragic Shakespearean overtones, with Nixon as King Lear, but Russia-Gate — perhaps the last gate America goes through on its giant slalom run to collapse — is but...

An Odor of Perfidy

An Odor of Perfidy by James Howard Kunstler I suspect there’s a hidden agenda behind the announcement in The Wall Street Journal op-ed by former Hillary Clinton aide Mark Penn that the Ole Gray Mare is actually eyeing another run...

Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote by James Howard Kunstler It warmed my heart to read in The Wall Street Journal that Hillary Clinton is preparing to re-enter the Washington DC swamp from her deluxe exile in the woods of Chappaqua, New York,...

The Golden Golem of Greatness

The Golden Golem of Greatness by James Howard Kunstler And so, with the midterm election in the rearview mirror, behold the rush into the next phase of Civil War 2. The Golden Golem of Greatness (aka, President Trump) finally requested...

Social Justice

Social Justice by James Howard Kunstler It may be as simple as this: voters look at the two parties and decide that they don’t want the nation to turn into a gigantic seminar on race and gender studies. The Democratic...

Crazy People At Every Turn

Crazy People At Every Turn by James Howard Kunstler The sad reality is that last week’s Pittsburgh synagogue massacre is only the latest float in the long-running parade of ghastly homicidal spectacles rolling across this land and will be just...

Are the Dems Self-punking?

Are the Dems Self-punking? by James Howard Kunstler Applying Occam’s Razor (aka the law of logical parsimony) to the latest rash of attempted pipe-bombings against mostly Democratic Party associated targets, one would have to conclude that the most likely suspect...

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation by James Howard Kunstler Saturdays, when fewer eyeballs see the paper, The New York Times likes to publish its most extreme ventures into social unreality. Last week’s prank was the story at the top of page one...

Feeling the Heat Yet?

Feeling the Heat Yet? by James Howard Kunstler The loyal opposition is the party out-of-power in a polity that stands divided into two factions — assuming the polity can still function as such, which, apparently, it no longer can. Historically...

Lost in Space

Lost in Space by James Howard Kunstler TDC Note – This fits with the article I wrote earlier today – click here to read it #### Speaking as a black woman… wait second! Can I do that? Well, why not....

Hammer Time

Hammer Time by James Howard Kunstler Looks like somebody threw a dead cat onto Wall Street’s luge run overnight to temporarily halt the rather ugly 2000 point slide in the Dow Jones Industrial Average — and plenty of freefall in...

Aftermath as Prologue

Aftermath as Prologue by James Howard Kunstler “I believe her!” Really? Why should anyone believe her? Senator Collins of Maine said she believed that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford experienced somethingtraumatic, just not at the hands of Mr. Kavanaugh. I believe...

Fishtailing into the Future

Fishtailing into the Future by James Howard Kunstler The opening chapters of Michael Lewis’s new book, The Fifth Risk, detail the carelessness of the Trump transition team in the months leading up to his swearing-in as president. Former New Jersey...

The Fog of Bad Faith

The Fog of Bad Faith by James Howard Kunstler There’s a lot to unpack in the national psychodrama that played out in the senate judiciary committee yesterday with Ford v. Kavanaugh. Dr. Ford laid out what The New York Times...

Going Full Porn

Going Full Porn by James Howard Kunstler The Resistance didn’t quite hit it out of the park with Christine Blasey Ford. After all, how effective for the purpose of character assassination is a claim of “attempted rape” without even a...

Ding Dong….

Ding Dong…. by James Howard Kunstler How hilarious is it in this pornography-saturated culture of anything-goes-and-nothing-matters that a long-ago session of awkward teenage necking becomes the most horrifying crime since Eve consorted with a snake in the original wayback? One...

Monsters All the Way Down

Monsters All the Way Down by James Howard Kunstler Robert Mueller’s fishing crew was out trawling for Manafort, a blubbery swamp mammal valued for its lubricating oil when, by happenstance, a strange breed of porpoise called a Podesta got caught...

Lamentation

Lamentation by James Howard Kunstler An awful lot of sheetrock is going to be permanently ruined over the next few days down along the coast of Dixieland. Following the spectacle of hurricane reportage on TV reveals very little while the...