A piece at Rolling Stone went up late last week that required me to go through the Trump presidency day by day. The point was to demonstrate how many ridiculous things have happened that we've forgotten about because of all the OTHER ridiculous things that have happened. It was both kind of fun and kind of horrifying. It's not an experience many of us want to relive, but I tried to make sure the end result would be fun to read. What else can we do but laugh, right?

24 thoughts on “THE YEAR IN TRUMP”

  • One of the great books about the Reagan presidency does the same thing. "The Clothes Have No Emperor: A Chronicle of the American '80s" by Paul Slansky. Funny as hell, also heartbreaking when you realize how much Ronnie & Co. got away with.

  • I'm so jazzed that you're doing so well ! We subscribe to Rolling Stone and you will make that 50 year old magazine even better ! Congratulations and rock on !

  • "Collectively, we appear unable to decide if Trump is some kind of strategic mastermind or so random and impulsive that even he doesn't know what he will say or do next."

    Perhaps But individually we all know he's grossly incompetent, insecure, unbalanced, borderline illiterate, loutish, petty, petulant, uneducated, vindictive, puerile, racist, paranoid, unsophisticated, hateful, boorish, misogynistic, ignorant, mendacious, skeevy, intellectually incurious, bigoted, oblivious, unqualified, arrogant, unintelligent, immature, mealy-mouthed, butt-ugly, poorly-dentured, ludicrously-coiffed, and tiny-handed.
    And what kind of sick monster doesn't like dogs??

  • Very enjoyable article, thanks!

    What is it with Rolling Stone comment trolls? They are numerous and vigorous…heavy metal fans from Central Pennsylvania?

  • @ Rattakin:

    What's truly scary is that I'm pretty sure that:

    A.) That list is right off the top of your head.

    B.) The Trumpliguturds KNOW that and they still can only say, "He's NOT a nigger!".

  • I have had numerous people tell me, over the last 40+ years thatr Lynyrd Skynrd isn't REALLY a bunch of racist assholes.


    "I wanted to clarify the discussion of the Confederate Flag in our recent CNN interview. Myself, the past and present members (that are from the South), are all extremely proud of our heritage and being from the South. We know what the Dixie flag represents and its heritage; the Civil War was fought over States rights."

    from their facebook page, 2012 (

    Fuck them.

  • my tea-tottling, but drinking is the worst thing to do. First there's the bread and circuses aspect, the beer and football, the Ambien, Prozac, Viagra and Megyn Kelly crotch-shots Now on NBC! Kool-Aid; then the whole drunk and stupid aspect, we've got enough stupid going on as it is without willfully making it worse; and finally there's the aspect that the booze cookers make as many billions as the oil and drug companies shitting on the rest of us.

    Anger is a dish best served cold sober.

  • @Ten Bears, point taken re:drinking, but I DO try to support my local breweries, who seem to be owned by bearded hipsters rather than InBev.

    And @DC, as a Florida Man, I must remind everyone that almost all the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd died forty years ago in a plane crash– the guys calling themselves LS today are no more LS than Creedence Clearwater Revisited is the real CCR. I like to think they might have come around on the stars and bars had they lived. Tom Petty certainly did. (And YES HE SHOULD'VE FUCKING KNOWN BETTER IN 1985, but so should I.)

  • @ geoff:

    Yes on the LS band dying with the plane crash. I'd like to think you're right. As for the current group–Duck Dynasty Douchedicks with intstruments, imo.

    Tom Petty does seem to have cast out some of his demons along the road.

  • I've stopped watching the news. My ginandtacos perusing has also declined. I'm repulsed just seeing his face or hearing his voice, or reading about the horrible things that happen every day because of him. It has become such a disaster, and I know it will only get worse. Much worse. I fear for the future.
    Congrats on the article.

  • I recall liking Lynyrd Skynrd for a brief period sometime around 1977.

    Of course, I thought a lot of stuff was cool then that today has me scratching my head and going "Just what were we thinking?"

  • Not gonna defend LS (pre almost everybody DYING, of course) too much more here, but they were long-haired dope-smoking freaks, which wasn't too cool in late sixties/ early seventies North FL (which as all of us who've spent time there can tell you is the DEEP SOUTH, baby).

    And yes, the current incarnation belong with Charlie Daniels and Ted Nugent as REAL deplorables.

  • @MK: absolutely. Went to special school in Pensacola; there's a REASON it's called Pensabama. Only good thing about the area; it's 4 hours from New Orleans!

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