On The Eve Of Destruction-By Barry McGuire

Rain and fog mix as sunrise comes to Lake Merwin

Rain and fog mix as sunrise comes to Lake Merwin.

I’m alone in the office today. There is a light rain falling and the fog is hanging heavily over Lake Merwin as the sun pushes toward sunrise. I’d been listening to a succession of oldies on YouTube when one of the greatest protest songs of all time came up.

As I listened to the song I realized nothing has changed. The world remains a captive of the same politics, financial interests, and prejudices today as it was six decades ago. With that in mind I chose “On The Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire as www.calamitypolitics.com jukebox choice of the day.

I understand that Barry McGuire has updated some of P.F. Sloan’s original lyrics. Apparently, he sings the new version of the song in live performances. This however is the rough and gritty version from 1965. Enjoy! D.S. Mitchell

TRUMP: The Human Dirt Devil

The Week magazine e-mailed me a bunch of new cartoons this morning. After taking a look at the comedy feast, we at www.calamitypolitics.com voted on our favorite; and Steve Sack’s “Dirt Devil” won today’s honor as Calamity Politics “cartoon of the day”. Enjoy-D. S. Mitchell


Great Steve Sack Trump cartoon

Great Steve Sack’s Trump Cartoon. Thanks, Steve. Thanks, The Week.

30 Hours Too Many-According To Colbert

Trump speaks with George Stephanopoulos for 30 hours

Trump speaks with George Stephanopoulos for 30 revealing hours

This recent opening routine from The Late Show by Stephen Colbert is www.calamitypolitics.com video pick of the day. Please take about 10 minutes, sit down relax, and laugh as Colbert dissects 30 hours of interview time with Donald Trump done by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.-D.S. Mitchell

The 7 Major Failures Of Trumponomics

Trumponomics has failed

Trump-onomics Has Failed And Robert Reich Is Here To Explain Why In A Series Of Videos

I wish some of the folks standing in line, in 95 degree heat to get in to see Donald J.Trump in Orlando, Florida would spend as much time watching Robert Reich videos. Today’s choice is on the failure of Trump-onomics. We at www.calamitypolitics.com think Mr. Reich is the most brilliant economist alive today. He at least is the best communicator among them. Reich takes complex issues and makes them easy enough for an eighth grader to understand-D.S. Mitchell

Iranians Develop Trump Policy

I see some of the best cartoons on Twitter. Here’s one I just snagged. Thanks Mike Luckovich for your humor and great insight. Trump has been agitating the Iranians for some time now, apparently hoping to instigate a confrontation. www.calamitypolitics.com hopes that the war hawks can be calmed. War is no fun. I think I read somewhere that the United States has been at war some place in the world every year of her existence. If true that’s a sad fact.-D.S. Mitchell

The Iranians may have gotten the message




By T.K. McNeil and D. S. Mitchell

Family Man

It is a tradition in American politics for candidates to play up their religion, their military service and their progeny. Apparently one out of three is enough considering who is currently occupying the Oval Office, at least when he isn’t golfing.  Trump recently re-enforced the Big Daddy reputation by taking the whole dang family (that he is willing to admit exists) on a state visit to the United Kingdom. The adult Trump children their spouses and their children were everywhere. You couldn’t turn on the TV without seeing them carrying notebooks and briefcases, and shooting selfies as if they were part of an ‘official’ diplomatic U.S. delegation.

Trump Children W/Spouses And The Grand Kids

Ivanka and Jared received "special presidential clearances"

Ivanka and Jared received special presidential clearances. Donald just wanted to do it.

The visit, of course, was totally legitimized by the fact that his daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner hold, thanks to him, high government positions. No other administration would have hired Trump’s adult children because they are so inept and corrupt. My God, they are so unfit they needed a presidential command to get their security clearances.

Clearances Through Nepotism

At that point resignation should have been the face-saving choice for Trump’s adult children.  However, Trump Sr. chose something no other president has had the brilliance or wisdom to do, considering the “conflict of interest.”  He “cleared” them by some mysterious presidential power. Nepotism at its finest.  This creative action was inspired. It allowed the world’s tallest oompa-loompa to criticize his political opponents. Which he did right after his speech in front of acres of the valorous dead from many nations. There were so many white crosses it looked like it had snowed recently. What a truly intrepid and courageous trailblazer we have in the White House!

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“The Wall” Mistake At The Southern Border

Good morning! While I was scrounging around this morning looking for something interesting to post on www.calamitypolitics.com I came across this Adam Ruines Everything video. I think it should be mandatory pre-Trump rally watching for all rally attendees. I know, however, the only people who will watch it already want less “wall” talk and more thoughtful policy discussion. Take a few minutes and watch Adam ‘ruins everything’ about the Trump wall delusion-D.S. Mitchell