Tag Archives: Donald Trump

When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Uphill Lift’ Edition)

From our annual That’s Just Sad desk As the hardworking staff wends its way through this veil – sorry, vale – of tears, we’ve felt obliged to keep track of the mangled phrases employed by our differently worded brethren, who go … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Trump European Geography Lesson Edition)

More evidence that the Cheeto-in-Chief is America’s first pre-literate president. (The hardworking staff has already established that Donald Trump is America’s first cubist president – he’s been on every side of every issue.) Anyway, the World According to Trump: Man, … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Flacks Howie Carr Book Flacking Donald Trump

Our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town have amply chronicled Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr’s relentless pilot fishy suck-up to the Onanist-in-Chief. Now the Accidental President has returned the favor. Late last night @realDonaldTrump tweeted this. In reality nobody’s talking about it, … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Hooded Father Got Busted at a 1927 Klan Riot

From our Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree desk As the world wonders whether the president of the United Staes is a racist, the hardworking staff was reminded of Adam Hochschild’s piece in the New York Review of Books last … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (Horse’s Mouth Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk From time to time the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases issued by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they just keep piling up. Here’s our latest collection, in reverse chronological order. (Boldface … Continue reading

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Jemele Hill=John Garfield in ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’

As you splendid readers undoubtedly know, ESPN lightning rod Jemele Hill has been handed a two-week suspension by the cable sports network for, yes, reckless tweeting. Via CNN Money: ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over NFL tweets ESPN has suspended host … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Name That President Edition)

During our post-prandial reading last night, the hardworking staff came across this passage: He put, aides noticed, more more concentration into watching the news than into almost anything else, you could watch with him but you could not talk. He … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (‘To Know Trump’ Pre-Verbal Edition)

From our To Know Trump (established in 2010!) desk Last month STAT’s Sharon Begley wrote this piece about Donald Trump’s increasing disconnection with the English language. Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change? It was the … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Tamper Down’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases uttered by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. Here’s our latest batch, in reverse chronological order. • The other … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is Truly America’s First Cubist President

From our Pablo Picasso desk Last fall the hardworking staff noted – Exclusive! – that Donald Trump Is Our First Cubist Presidential Candidate (Because He’s on Every Side of Every Issue). We even provided this handy clip ‘n’ save graphic, compliments of … Continue reading

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