Category Archives: Down & Out in Bumblefuck: The Rural News

Bubba Goes to Shanghai

Bubba goes to Shanghai to find out what happened to his town’s off-shored jobs, eventually doing battle with sassy toilets, witches, pirates, and the main castle of outsourcing.

Why Didn’t Democrats Take Back Texas?

One of the loftiest goals for the Democratic Party has been to flip Texas blue. Or perhaps “take it back” would be more accurate since it was Democratic for over a century before W. Bush put his carpet bagging ass in the Governor’s mansion. They wanted it bad for Hillary in 2016, for Beto in… Read More »

The Election Wasn’t a Blowout but it Still Proved People Hate Trump

“Damn, how did Trump get more votes than last time? How did he do so well?” I’m not sure an incumbent President losing by the biggest margin since Herbert Hoover is really “doing well” by any objective measure, but I understand the sentiment: how did so many people vote for an impeached, incompetent, traitorous criminal… Read More »

Actually, Obama DID Care About Red States and Rural Areas

It is a common misconception that Obama didn’t try to win over red states or rural areas or the white working class or older white rural voters or people who are 50 miles from a Target or however you’d like to phrase it. In contrast to Trump–who is perfectly fine letting California get consumed by… Read More »

What is Coastsplaining?

AL details his life-long struggle against Coastsplaining–and how most of the issues coastal liberals talk about (from immigration to abortion to guns to income inequality) actually affect “flyover country” more directly. Then, I propose that Trickle Down Economics got its earliest start in Plantation Economics.