Chiefly Insane

(Kansas City, MO … or Kansas City, KS – February 6, 2020) – With their Super Bowl LIV victory parade behind them, the Kansas City Chiefs can now move on to their next order of business. Moving. On February 2, shortly after winning the Super Bowl by defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20, Chancellor Squirrelhead…

Another Cryptic Message from Trump’s America

(Philadelphia, PA — February 27, 2017) – Cemetery vandalism and grave desecration is becoming a “norm” in this country. And for the second time in a week, the target was a Jewish cemetery. Just another bonus in Donald Trump’s (R-NY) America. Philadelphia’s Mount Carmel Cemetery had between 75 and 100 tombstones toppled on Saturday night.…

Pence to Nicaragua: L’Chaim!

(Washington, DC — February 26, 2017) – Mike Pence (R-IN) has promised unwavering American support for Israel. Unfortunately, he apparently believes Israel is located in Central America, not the Middle East. On Friday, Pence addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas (NV), hitting on such crowd-pleasing themes as support for peace with the Palestinians…

Anti-Semitism a Grave Problem

(University City, MO — February 21, 2017) – Donald Trump (R-NY) today used the words “horrible” and “painful” to describe anti-Semitic violence, while at the same time evidence mounted that his Sicherheitspolizei – a branch of his Trumpist Brownshirts – were responsible for some of the same radical anti-Semitic terrorism he decried. The comments came…

Excuse Me? “Free” Federal Holiday Met with Calls to Impeach Obama

(Washington, DC) – In the spirit of the holiday season, President Obama (D-IL/Kenya) has made December 26, 2014, a Federal holiday by excusing most Federal employees from work. Predictably, Obama’s critics didn’t react to the announcement with cheer. The holiday, announced by Executive Order on Friday, gives non-essential Federal government employees a four-day weekend; Christmas…

Ferguson’s Black Friday Sales Sluggish

exec (Ferguson, MO) – One week after Black Friday, stores in this town are still reporting sluggish holiday sales. It’s not hard to see why. The trouble in Ferguson began on August 9, when white police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed African-American Michael Brown. Wilson was responding to a report of Brown shoplifting…

Thanksgiving “Humor” Cooks Roseanne’s Goose

(Washington, DC) – Thanksgiving is a time for family, a time for food, a time for coming together, a time for generosity, and a time for bedlam at department stores. Apparently, it’s also a time for celebrities to eat crow instead of turkey. “Comedian” Roseanne Barr tweeted a selfie yesterday showing her bruised and battered…

Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson a Regular Riot

Ferguson, MO – Officials in Ferguson appealed for calm. Officials in Ferguson appealed for non-violent protests. Officials in Ferguson appealed for peace. Officials in Ferguson appealed for understanding. Instead, they got rioting. The trouble in Ferguson began on August 9, when white police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed African-American Michael Brown. He was…

The Politics of Ebola

(Washington, DC) – When FLATLINEgov first reported on the African Ebola outbreak on August 6, there had been 1,700 cases reported, 900 of whom died. America’s public health officials assured average, ordinary, everyday Americans that they had nothing to fear from Ebola. Two months later, average, ordinary, everyday Americans can see just how wrong the…

Holocaust Selfies All the Rage

For most, the term “Holocaust” refers to the slaughter of six million Jews at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. Nearly 70 years later, with advances in technology and lessening memories of the genocide, some associate the term “Holocaust” with photographic opportunities. Earlier this year, Alabama teen Breanna Mitchell took a smiling…