How many of us remember the media racism evident during Hurricane Katrina? Remember this?     In order to celebrate the 12th anniversary of Yahoo(!) News’ fun little exercise (seriously, check the date on the image), we here at Our Trump Nightmare aren’t content to sit on our laurels and let an opportunity to turn these kinds of bullshit narratives on their heads during another natural disaster. So, with that, I bring you a new meme for a new era with a new twist.   Too soon? Not soon enough? Got a meme of your own? Share it in the comments.Read More →

  Horse-toothed alien reptile, Ann Coulter, trolled her adopted planet today when she tweeted out the following from her sunlit perch on Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy’s hellfire-heated headstone : ” I don’t believe Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor. But that is more credible than “climate change. A news cycle without Annie is like…..well that just won’t do, will it? ————- Fox’s 8-year-old host, Jesse Watters gleefully shared a few of the amazing sights from his Texas safari adventure this weekend; sitting on the carpet, blocking his daddy’s view of the family flat-screen. “I’ve seen some amazing things out thereRead More →

I am a native of the South.  Born and raised in Memphis, TN.  A cursory glance at Wikipedia should confirm that my life is about as steeped in Southern heritage and history as anyone’s can be.  I have seldom thought much about it.  It was just there.  But recent events have driven my cultural heritage out into the open and is spilling out of my TV with increasing frequency and intensity.  It has been given voice by many people invoking “Southern heritage” on all sides of the controversy surrounding the mounting trend of removing State-sponsored Confederate monuments from public spaces that is sweeping across environsRead More →

  This modest, albeit gruesome excerpt from the exhaustively footnoted Equal Justice Initiative’s Report requires no contextualizing for current relevancy, as it speaks entirely on its own to the shared cultural history of modern Southerners, who include black compatriots that are descendants of slaves and Jim Crow survivors. Every persistently unacknowledged aspect and shameful chapter of that ostensibly inviolable cultural history is presently enshrined in State-consecrated monuments to iconic defenders of the vanquished Confederacy; but they popularly commemorate its subsequent pogroms of racial subjugation. As to what lies below, I will only preface it by saying: Please deliver me unto the tender mercies of anRead More →

With the athletic grace of a vintage Michael Jordan lay-up, the president strode past the foul line to slam-dunk all of his 63 million voters into the basket of Nazi deplorables.  After 23 excruciating minutes of hang time on the rim, he dropped down, then pirouetted backstage like a confected ballerina princess to deliver an “oh, by the way” plug for his winery in Charlottesville, which I presume will feature highly marketable grapes hand-picked by bonified hands of the Master Race. Who’s Heather Heyer?  And whatever she’s saying about me is a lie. Equivocating Republicans, whom the Tea party specifically elected to do nothing, asRead More →

  On Saturday, August 12, trump made a worthless speech about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in which he blamed both sides for the violence. He was immediately and universally criticized for the speech, especially in light of the fact that a neo nazi had just plowed his car through a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring many more. Many sources reported that Ivanka had a talk with daddy and urged him to take a slightly harder line against the people who voted for him, who also happen to be the same people who support the people that would like to put Ivanka andRead More →

  What drives who we are? Is it nature? Nurture? Some combination of the two? Random chance? We may never know the answer to what makes us who we are. I grew up in a household with 3 children. 2 of use turned out atheists, and 2 of us turned out to be Republicans—one of them even went so far as to become a trump-supporting fascist who nods and winks his racism. Parents often sadly have no say over the course their children’s lives take. Such is the case with a man named Pearce Tefft, who publicly disowned his son for becoming a neo-nazi andRead More →

A Rorschach test of sorts; art worth a thousand words of introspection for all oppressed white males who find introspection to be so……oppressive.      Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees Pastoral scene of the gallant south The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burning flesh Here is fruit for the crows to pluck For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck For the sun to rot, for the treesRead More →

  The tech world was rocked (not actually) last week when (now former) Google employee James Damore’s “manifesto” was leaked to the Internet. In his screed, Damore claims, essentially, that women are biologically “different” (read: inferior) and that he is being oppressed by not being allowed to openly make such claims in his workplace. We’ll get to his claims in just a moment, but first, a brief diversion into the perpetual victimhood of Manmerica. Every one of us who is a parent, or who is older, knows one truth: that every younger generation (that includes us) repeats the same behaviors of the older generations, allRead More →

  “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States […] They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.” I was planning on writing something else entirely today, and not entirely trump-related, although trump-inspired, but then I read those words, and I decided that my other topic could wait at least another day. 27 years ago, I was serving as a security specialist in the U.S. Air Force. This meant that I spent my days and nights trying to stay awake under the guise of preventing anything terrible happening toRead More →