Victor Davis Hanson: The Elites Are Not Elite

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I wanna put a baby in this column.

Long before Trump's monotonous repetition of "tremendous" and "great," Barack Obama thought “corpsmen” was pronounced “corpse-men,” and that Austrians spoke "Austrian" rather than German. Not long ago, Representative Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) warned that if Guam became too populated it might just tip over and sink.

The Western world is having a breakdown...

The malady... stems from our false notion of elitism. The public no longer believes that privilege and influence should be predicated on titles, brands, and buzz, rather than on demonstrable knowledge and proven character.

The idea that brilliance can be manifested in trade skills or retail sales, or courage expressed by dealing with the hardship of factory work, or character found on an Indiana farm, is foreign to the Washington Beltway, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley. Instead, 21st-century repute is accrued from the false gods of the right zip code, high income, proper social circles, and media exposure, rather than from a demonstrable record of moral or intellectual excellence.

...

What got the brash Trump elected was a similar popular outrage that the self-described best and brightest of our time are has-beens, having enjoyed influence without real merit or visible achievement. If Donald Trump did not exist, something like him would have had to be invented.

To me this is the only question. I do not care nearly as much about anything else. I forgive Trump his heresies on policy because during a revolution you are not worried about what policies will be implemented after the revolution -- the focus is on sweeping the old guard out.

As Hillary Clinton once said about the staffers of the White House Travel Office: "I want their people out and our people in."

Competent establishments are not deposed -- because they're competent. They are nimble, react well to changing circumstances and growing discontent, and tweak their course to maintain their power and authority.

Only incompetent establishments provoke a rebellion.

And competent establishments are not surprised by rebellions, either. They see them coming, and head them off by co-optation and adaptation.

The very fact that these cretins are still surprised by all this -- still surprised! Four months after the fact! -- shows them to be incompetent, and not nearly so clever as they flatter themselves.

Competent, smart establishments are not surprised by the long-brewing and obvious, and competent, sane establishments have already begun processing the new information they've been presented with just weeks after it's been presented.

We are now four months on, and they are so stupid they still don't understand, and so lunatic and impervious to reality they're still trying to wishcast an Alternate Universe into existence in which things which happened simply did not happen.

Those still fighting to keep the failed establishment, of both the leftist and slightly-to-the-right-of-leftist varieties, in power over us all to continue denigrating us and destroying the world with their incompetency and arrogance may be better "conservatives" than I am, and may be better "Republicans" than I am, but they're enemy soldiers in a war that cannot be lost if we're to have any hope of something better or any kind of future at all.


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1 i love vdh

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 03, 2017 03:40 PM (0O7c5)

2 VDH is great.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 03, 2017 03:42 PM (R7+kO)

3 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at March 03, 2017 03:43 PM (m7x/x)

4 "The idea that brilliance can be manifested in trade skills or retail sales, or courage expressed by dealing with the hardship of factory work, or character found on an Indiana farm, is foreign to the Washington Beltway, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley. Instead, 21st-century repute is accrued from the false gods of the right zip code, high income, proper social circles, and media exposure, rather than from a demonstrable record of moral or intellectual excellence."

This. This right here.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 03, 2017 03:43 PM (R7+kO)

5 competent elite: Diocletian

not so competent: Valens

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 03, 2017 03:43 PM (xsMjF)

6 Anybody know a good lawyer? Some old white guy named Victor Davis Hansen just raped my brain thoughts.

Posted by: Juan-otherkin who are a Puffer Fish at March 03, 2017 03:44 PM (FqgrG)

7 Nice. Top 10.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 03:44 PM (LmWWz)

8 The idea that brilliance can be manifested in trade skills or retail sales, or courage expressed by dealing with the hardship of factory work, or character found on an Indiana farm, is foreign to the Washington Beltway, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley. Instead, 21st-century repute is accrued from the false gods of the right zip code, high income, proper social circles, and media exposure, rather than from a demonstrable record of moral or intellectual excellence.

Did someone nail the 99 theses to the Capital door yet?

Posted by: Flyguy at March 03, 2017 03:44 PM (g1Sij)

9 th

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 03, 2017 03:44 PM (jsWA8)

10 Nor the majority

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 03:45 PM (HDU3V)

11 In historical terms, they're getting off easy. Maybe they shouldn't push their luck.

Posted by: spongeworthy at March 03, 2017 03:46 PM (mrfTe)

12 but they're just so damned sure of themselves

Posted by: ed gibbon at March 03, 2017 03:46 PM (RG0qn)

13 From the last thread. It seems to fit here:

"
335 After the first dozen essays into silliness, I'm kind of at a loss. It's just all so juvenile - elementary school playground. "Trump is Hitler." Really, that's what they have? Trump = Hitler?

It's so pathetic and they take themselves so seriously. I would be embarrassed to think such an insult would rise to the level of being an insult. And to even use such an insult and not be mortified immediately afterwards.* And yet our betters, the people who believe that evolution and the natural Arc of History decree that they are fit to not only govern others, but to run the minutia of other lives, believe that this is a cogent argument.

Blows my mind.

*If you actually are advocating the mass extermination of a distinct people and getting on about it, then yes, you are Hitler. Though in such a situation you probably think that a compliment."

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Purchase A Plethora of Pungent Pithy Phrases at the Outrage Outlet! at March 03, 2017 03:46 PM (hLRSq)

14

If you smell the smoke
You don't need to be told
What you got to do
Yet there's a certain breed
So very in between
They'd rather take a vote
Running short on time
Still they can't decide
But we already know
That we are here to go

Devo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 03, 2017 03:47 PM (IqV8l)

15 Saw it on TV, must be true!

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 03, 2017 03:47 PM (QM5S2)

16 Excellent post, Ace!

Now I have to read the VDH column....

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2017 03:47 PM (NOIQH)

17 foreign to the Washington Beltway, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley.

That's about the sum and extent of the Democratic party right now.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 03, 2017 03:48 PM (8G1yW)

18 Problem solved. The smartest guy in the world just jumped out of the plane with my backpack on.

Posted by: The Boyscout at March 03, 2017 03:48 PM (j1Wvr)

19 15 Saw it on TV, must be true!
Posted by: Roland THTG at March 03, 2017 03:47 PM (QM5S2)

======================

"Surely you don't think Gilligan's Island..."

"Those poor people..."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 03:48 PM (LmWWz)

20 THE DOG BELIEVES THAT EVERYTHING IS FINE, EVEN THOUGH THE HOUSE IS BURNING DOWN AROUND HIM!!!

Posted by: BEN ROETHISBERGER at March 03, 2017 03:48 PM (6gk0M)

21 If the elites were competent their wives wouldn't have Paolo always coming around.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 03, 2017 03:49 PM (6Ll1u)

22 We are in deeper shit than we thought.

We have a soft coup by the deep state and the GOP seems to not really give a damn.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 03, 2017 03:49 PM (Gh/jd)

23 I have to think this article by Victor Davis Hanson was inspired by ace's rhetoric over the last year or so(longer?) about the "elites" in our country.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 03, 2017 03:49 PM (4e+hS)

24 This. A thousand times this

Posted by: Wyoming Lurker at March 03, 2017 03:49 PM (rT5Kd)

25 I wanna put a baby in this column.

Posted by: Ace



******

You crack me up, man.



(Need a tissue?)

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2017 03:49 PM (wPiJc)

26 Hillary gives lousy speeches to small crowds that just barely tolerate her. She cannot be Hitler.

Posted by: Ripley at March 03, 2017 03:49 PM (1BQGO)

27 Wow! Perfect essay.

This election has stripped off the veneer of the fraudulent "elite" population. It's all been nothing but smoke and mirrors, gaslighting 24-7.

And little Dorothy is just about to pull the curtain back from the little shmuck manipulating the levers.

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN

Posted by: kallisto - at March 03, 2017 03:49 PM (nNdYv)

28 You know who else wasn't elite?

Mario Mendoza.

Oh, and also Hitler!!!11!

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at March 03, 2017 03:50 PM (oZ6kz)

29
Tulip mania. That's what Washington DC suffers from. The market for the intelligentsia will never collapse but will always go higher.

See also; Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 03, 2017 03:50 PM (ZFUt7)

30 We are up against people who want to impose 15th century culture and ethos on a 20th century nation. They could only have hoped to do so through stealth...but that is increasingly lost as even the drowsiest are waking up to what's been taking place.

The issue is whether or not they can succeed--they can't. The issue is whether or not they pull us all down into the abyss with them. And every indication is that they are perfectly willing to do so.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 03, 2017 03:50 PM (9krrF)

31 (Need a tissue?)

Sounds more like he needs one of those FitDick telecondoms.

Posted by: JEM at March 03, 2017 03:50 PM (TppKb)

32 And if the elites wives were competent the number of hookers would drop drastically.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 03, 2017 03:50 PM (6Ll1u)

33 Compare and contrast:
"No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state."
~ Constitution

""Do me a favor. Could say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?' It's just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it, yes, thank you."
~ Barbara Boxer

You wanted royalty? You got royalty. The fuckers have even started passing their titles down to their children, spouses, and relatives.

Posted by: Damiano at March 03, 2017 03:51 PM (71OEY)

34 Ace is killing it like OJ Simpson today.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 03, 2017 03:51 PM (4e+hS)

35 They may not understand but boy howdy are they panicking. They keep ratcheting things up higher and higher, like Hitler comparison articles and calling Trump supporters deplorables and racists and just going crazy on everything, classic panic reaction.

The more you tighten your grip ....

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2017 03:51 PM (/tuJf)

36 Can we have Ben Rosstheblinger weigh in on this?

Posted by: Max Power at March 03, 2017 03:51 PM (q177U)

37 'member a couple of centuries ago when the elites and their sons automatically became majors and colonels and generals in the military? Didn't work out so well in a lot of cases.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2017 03:51 PM (JO9+V)

38 We have a soft coup by the deep state and the GOP seems to not really give a damn.

Posted by: Kreplach


Of course they give a damn. They're just rooting for the other side.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 03, 2017 03:52 PM (9krrF)

39 Hahah, Ben beat me to it!!

Posted by: Max Power at March 03, 2017 03:52 PM (q177U)

40 11 In historical terms, they're getting off easy. Maybe they shouldn't push their luck.
Posted by: spongeworthy at March 03, 2017 03:46 PM (mrfTe)

Somehow, our Elites, both Left and Right, have decided that we are exempt from Natural Law, and the Forces of History...

That somehow the FACT that EVERY Government eventually Falls, won't happen to us...

That EVERY country goes through good and bad times... that every society degrades... won't happen.

We are seeing our Government and Society degrade before our very eyes...

Pay attention folks... we are in the middle of History Happening...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 03, 2017 03:52 PM (NgKpN)

41 mene mene tekel upharsin.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Purchase A Plethora of Pungent Pithy Phrases at the Outrage Outlet! at March 03, 2017 03:52 PM (hLRSq)

42
Ace is killing it like OJ Simpson today.
Posted by: Dr Spank


That's not a knife!

Posted by: Crocodile Hitler at March 03, 2017 03:52 PM (IqV8l)

43 Seems fitting and good short read.
Sabotage is all They Have Left on the Left
http://www.thediplomad.com/

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 03:53 PM (HDU3V)

44 VDH's next column will address the literal elephant in the room that Lena Dunham may actually not be very attractive and not every guy wants to stick their dick in her.

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at March 03, 2017 03:53 PM (euO4K)

45 22 We are in deeper shit than we thought.

We have a soft coup by the deep state and the GOP seems to not really give a damn.
Posted by: Kreplach at March 03, 2017 03:49 PM (Gh/jd)

Forget not giving a damn, the fuckers are in on it.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 03, 2017 03:53 PM (0mRoj)

46 33 You wanted royalty? You got royalty. The fuckers have even started passing their titles down to their children, spouses, and relatives.
Posted by: Damiano at March 03, 2017 03:51 PM (71OEY)

====================

Either Washington or Jefferson said that they couldn't wait to be rid of the presidency and return to the most noble of titles: Mr.

We need another one of those people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 03:53 PM (LmWWz)

47 The last eight years have been an ongoing "Emperor Has No Clothes."

The media bent themselves into pretzels to clothe their boy-god. They lied. Blatantly. They didn't report things. They are operatives.

After 8 years, people got clued in, and tuned to a different channel. They voted for Trump, who is Political SMOD.

Now, the "elites" and the "MSM" are having some sort of existential breakdown because no one is listening to their lies.

They lied to help Obama and are lying to hurt Trump.

Everyone knows it.

We must finish the MSM off. The only way is to boycott their advertisers passionately.

No ad money= no money to pay their people

It's as simple as that.

Posted by: shibumi at March 03, 2017 03:53 PM (J5mC3)

48 VDH is the only remaining reason to click on a link to NRO.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 03:53 PM (ZM2xo)

49 This is way bad, just like the Brits in Malaya in the 50's

Posted by: Yo! at March 03, 2017 03:53 PM (m7x/x)

50 I'm coming and it ain't gonna be pretty.

Posted by: Huge Administrative Enema at March 03, 2017 03:53 PM (LbnLf)

51 "The very fact that these cretins are still surprised by all this -- still surprised! Four months after the fact! -- shows them to be incompetent, and not nearly so clever as they flatter themselves."


Minor quibble: NOT four months after the fact. For me, it goes back to, roughly, January 2011, when the Republicans were handed a majority, and promptly started walking it back.

If you're still surprised at Trump, I can accept that. If you're still surprised Obama wasn't the end all toward tra la la'ing into a post-racial world, I can even accept that... to a certain extent.

But if you are a Gope, and you don't understand why the rubes aren't listening to you anymore, sorry fell, you are hopeless. We're done with you. Go away angry if you want, I don't care, just go away.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2017 03:54 PM (TOk1P)

52 'member a couple of centuries ago when the elites and their sons automatically became majors and colonels and generals in the military? Didn't work out so well in a lot of cases.
Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2017 03:51 PM (JO9+V)

You mean like John McCain, whose daddy was an Admiral?

Oh.... wait... that wasn't a couple of centuries ago, even though he looks that old...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 03, 2017 03:54 PM (NgKpN)

53 "The USSR promoted the same type of people. Intellectuals, with a hunger for power. Too lazy to work, too dumb to create, too cowardly to run their own con. The first generation had to be hungry and sneaky. The second needed to be less so, and were at least somewhat aware of not being the sharpest tool in the sheda Which meant they hired the same type as themselves, but dumber. Dumb enough not to challenge them. Which is part of the reason that the Sov Union collapsed when it did."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 03, 2017 03:54 PM (VdICR)

54 A third to half of the Republican fucktards in Congress are playing for the other team.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 03, 2017 03:55 PM (9chpj)

55 If Donald Trump did not exist, something like him would have had to be invented.




Like Hitler?!?!?!?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 03, 2017 03:55 PM (493sH)

56 44 VDH's next column will address the literal elephant in the room that Lena Dunham may actually not be very attractive and not every guy wants to stick their dick in her.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You know who else won't bump uglies with Lena Dunham? Donald Trump and Hitler.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 03, 2017 03:55 PM (j1Wvr)

57 Trump back in rare form.

Trump Twitter:
I hearby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it.

Love it. He attaches a picture of Pelosi having lunch with Russian Ambassador.

Posted by: WisRich at March 03, 2017 03:55 PM (hdpay)

58 Lets not forget that NR, with the exception of VDH, is a bastion of never-Trumpers. Read Ripples of Battle - great book.

Posted by: Strobe at March 03, 2017 03:55 PM (gbWkA)

59 What got the brash Trump elected was a similar popular outrage that the self-described best and brightest of our time are has-beens, having enjoyed influence without real merit or visible achievement.

That's NOT what got Trump elected. What got Trump elected was that he was pro-America, anti-illegal and considered winning to be a very good thing that one needn't apologize for.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2017 03:55 PM (zc3Db)

60 But if you are a Gope, and you don't understand why the rubes aren't listening to you anymore, sorry fell, you are hopeless. We're done with you. Go away angry if you want, I don't care, just go away.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2017 03:54 PM (TOk1P)

Its like waves hitting a beach... as the tide rolls in...

1st? Perot and the Reform Party....

2nd? TEA Party

3rd? Trump and the 'Nationalists'....

Each wave getting bigger, AND more angry...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 03, 2017 03:56 PM (NgKpN)

61 Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are NOT has-beens. They are never-wuzes.

Posted by: Hugh Biquitous at March 03, 2017 03:56 PM (zfqfK)

62 A third to half of the Republican fucktards in Congress are playing for the other team.

They're GAY?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 03:56 PM (oVJmc)

63 59 What got the brash Trump elected was a similar popular outrage that the self-described best and brightest of our time are has-beens, having enjoyed influence without real merit or visible achievement.

That's NOT what got Trump elected. What got Trump elected was that he was pro-America, anti-illegal and considered winning to be a very good thing that one needn't apologize for.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2017 03:55 PM (zc3Db)

====================

There are a bunch of reasons that Trump got elected.

Both you and VDH are right.

Now kiss and make up.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 03:56 PM (LmWWz)

64 We have a soft coup by the deep state and the GOP seems to not really give a damn.
Posted by: Kreplach at March 03, 2017 03:49 PM (Gh/jd)


Forget not giving a damn, the fuckers are in on it.
--

I pointed this out yesterday.

Rush is pushing this hard. Calling them the uniparty.

A guy called in yesterday to Rush and said the republicans are really just democrats with a different name.

So at least regular people are getting it.

How to fight this? I'd say stop all donations, and let them know you are stopping all donations.

Maybe work with the Tea Party to get non-politicians to run for office?

Posted by: shibumi at March 03, 2017 03:56 PM (J5mC3)

65 I always liked VDH, read David French as well, just don't start making us read Williamson

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 03:56 PM (HDU3V)

66 not every guy wants to stick their dick in her.

FIFY

Posted by: JEM at March 03, 2017 03:56 PM (TppKb)

67 John McCain's granddad was an admiral also



Posted by: Yo! at March 03, 2017 03:57 PM (m7x/x)

68 62 A third to half of the Republican fucktards in Congress are playing for the other team.

They're GAY?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 03:56 PM (oVJmc)

======================

"Not that there's anything wrong with that."
-Jerry

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 03:57 PM (LmWWz)

69 Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics.

But if it comes to it, prefer that incompetent elites like me be in charge rather than someone elected by voters.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at March 03, 2017 03:57 PM (3OAG2)

70 58 Lets not forget that NR, with the exception of VDH, is a bastion of never-Trumpers. Read Ripples of Battle - great book.
Posted by: Strobe at March 03, 2017 03:55 PM (gbWkA)

There was also the Battle of Ripple, a fortified wine facing a fight for its life against new competition from Night Train and Thunderbird.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 03, 2017 03:57 PM (0mRoj)

71 >>> The idea that brilliance can be manifested in trade skills or retail sales, or courage expressed by dealing with the hardship of factory work, or character found on an Indiana farm, is foreign to the Washington Beltway, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley. Instead, 21st-century repute is accrued from the false gods of the right zip code, high income, proper social circles, and media exposure, rather than from a demonstrable record of moral or intellectual excellence.

.......


On of the most generous philanthropists in American history was John D. Rockafeller. Yet he, like is contemporaries, will forever be known as "Robber Baron", because he created wealth from nothing.

So, now we idolize Kardashians and politicians.

Posted by: Damiano at March 03, 2017 03:57 PM (71OEY)

72 22
We are in deeper shit than we thought.



We have a soft coup by the deep state and the GOP seems to not really give a damn.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 03, 2017 03:49 PM (Gh/jd)

Amazing historical stupidity not knowing where this total state power mentality always end. Just look at Venezuela. Total shitshow.

Posted by: local news at March 03, 2017 03:57 PM (1isJI)

73 I'm more concerned about the debasement of 'intellectual'. Nowadays, you don't have to be particularly smart or have demonstrable intellectual achievement to consider yourself in the class of 'intellectuals'. You need only parrot the correct liberal ideas.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 03, 2017 03:57 PM (LTHVh)

74 I had heard or read someone refer to Trump as Jacksonian in the primaries but had dismissed the reference at the time, mainly because I was staunchly in the Cruz camp and disliked just about any reference that put Trump in a positive light.

Should be noted that Andrew Jackson is still vilified by Native Americans for his repeated treaty violations and for the forced--and inhumane--deportation to the West of thousands of Cherokee. That aside, Hansen's comparison still works.

Most people didn't vote for Trump the man. They voted for Trump as a one-word response to the progressives and the GOPe: No.

Posted by: troyriser at March 03, 2017 03:57 PM (Fw5cQ)

75 >>There are a bunch of reasons that Trump got elected

Including running against the worse Democrat nominee maybe ever. Never discount luck.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2017 03:57 PM (/tuJf)

76 Trump is the reincarnation of Ol' Hickory

Posted by: Strobe at March 03, 2017 03:58 PM (gbWkA)

77 A third to half of the Republican fucktards in Congress are playing for the other team.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 03, 2017 03:55 PM (9chpj)



Miss Lindsey: Why, what are you suggesting?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 03, 2017 03:58 PM (493sH)

78 Yo!, the Brits won in Malaya which is why it isn't a Communist hell hole today. One of the unsung victories in the Cold War.

Posted by: whig at March 03, 2017 03:58 PM (AH98f)

79 also, Happy Birthday to me.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 03:58 PM (LTHVh)

80 I'll toss in there that what is going on right now is about the failure of theory to provide actual results and, more importantly, the failure of the theorists to change their theories when experiential data proved the theories false.

Or, less jargony, you said that if we did X then Y would happen and not only did Y not happy, Y was bent over and dorked in the squeakhole by Z, which is what all of us Stupids said would happen and now you want us to double down on X?

Jump off a cliff, stumpy.

Posted by: alexthechick - Pentaverate? I have no idea what you mean! at March 03, 2017 03:58 PM (mf5HN)

81 . . . and all my Hilter friends have Hitlered on down . . .

Posted by: Hank Jr. at March 03, 2017 03:59 PM (JO9+V)

82 And the Bezos Blog continues the Democrats' Operation Alberich:

https://goo.gl/fKfjYg

(Redstate Streiff link)

Posted by: JEM at March 03, 2017 03:59 PM (TppKb)

83 I missed the "L" in Ben Roethlisberger, but the statement stands.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 03:59 PM (6gk0M)

84 Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are NOT has-beens. They are never-wuzes.
Posted by: Hugh Biquitous at March 03, 2017 03:56 PM

Hate to disagree, Barak tried to ruin this country by fundamentally changing it and Hillary got damn close to finishing that job.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 03:59 PM (HDU3V)

85 What got Trump elected was that he was pro-America, anti-illegal and considered winning to be a very good thing that one needn't apologize for.
--

I'm a registered Republican.

The only people I considered in the primary was Trump or Carson.

The Republicans betrayed me over and over, and the only way to fight that was with an outsider.

The Republicans did this to themselves. Eff the Uniparty.

Posted by: shibumi at March 03, 2017 03:59 PM (J5mC3)

86 Happy Birthday, Grump.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2017 03:59 PM (/tuJf)

87
I always liked VDH, read David French as well, just don't start making us read Williamson
Posted by: Skip


Wasn't French the guy Kristol wanted to run for president before McMuffin got in?

Posted by: Crocodile Hitler at March 03, 2017 04:00 PM (IqV8l)

88 45 22 We are in deeper shit than we thought. "

Is this really surprising? Once Trump got in, he had 2 choices - he could get in touch with his Inner Democrat and start cutting deals and caving (which I thought was a very real possibility) or he could set out to do what he promised.

He did the latter, and does anybody think the Deep State and the media would just sit there quietly and watch their power slip away?

It's going to be a fight. A tooth-and-nail fight. Every friggin' day.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 04:00 PM (ZM2xo)

89 also, Happy Birthday to me.

Posted by: Grump928(C



*******


Happy Birthday!




(attention whore!)

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2017 04:00 PM (wPiJc)

90 I had heard or read someone refer to Trump as Jacksonian in the primaries but had dismissed the reference at the time, mainly because I was staunchly in the Cruz camp and disliked just about any reference that put Trump in a positive light.

Should be noted that Andrew Jackson is still vilified by Native Americans for his repeated treaty violations and for the forced--and inhumane--deportation to the West of thousands of Cherokee. That aside, Hansen's comparison still works.

Most people didn't vote for Trump the man. They voted for Trump as a one-word response to the progressives and the GOPe: No.
Posted by: troyriser




well, the sentiment expressed in his slogan was somewhat powerful as motivation, more so than sending the fuck you to republican elites.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2017 04:00 PM (cPsPa)

91
#78
That was old school snarc

Posted by: Yo! at March 03, 2017 04:00 PM (m7x/x)

92 Sheer poetry and wisdom, once again.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt, still loving the Cubs, even though they are WINNERS! at March 03, 2017 04:00 PM (8iiMU)

93 74 I had heard or read someone refer to Trump as Jacksonian in the primaries but had dismissed the reference at the time, mainly because I was staunchly in the Cruz camp and disliked just about any reference that put Trump in a positive light.

Should be noted that Andrew Jackson is still vilified by Native Americans for his repeated treaty violations and for the forced--and inhumane--deportation to the West of thousands of Cherokee. That aside, Hansen's comparison still works.

Most people didn't vote for Trump the man. They voted for Trump as a one-word response to the progressives and the GOPe: No.
Posted by: troyriser at March 03, 2017 03:57 PM (Fw5cQ)

===================

VDH has outlined that there are 4 main schools of thought in American politics in regards to foreign policy:

Hamiltonianism
Jeffersonianism
Jacksonianism
and
Wilsonianism

In this context Jacksonianism means something specific: Along the lines of "We don't want to get involved in the world's affairs, but we'll bring hell when we're forced to." At least somewhat stemming from the incident when Jackson crossed the border into Spanish Florida, without orders, to grab a British national who had been causing harm to American troops.

W. would be a Wilsonian in this model.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (LmWWz)

94 We must finish the MSM off. The only way is to boycott their advertisers passionately.

No ad money= no money to pay their people


CUT THE CABLE CORD !

Posted by: McCool at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (sZaoP)

95

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 03:58 PM (LTHVh)

Happy birthday!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (ZM2xo)

96 I take it Ace loves that column sexually.

It *is* a great piece.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (PY9jH)

97 Its true that our elites aren't. But what in our culture would produce truly great leaders and statesmen?

Maturity is shunned, dignity is mocked, honor is derided, and anyone who tries to live an upright life is considered a snob, a jerk, and probably a closet (insert disgusting perversion here) hiding it by making us all look bad.

In today's culture, we're producing the kind of leaders we apparently want: self indulgent idiots.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (39g3+)

98 Ace is killing it like OJ Simpson today.





Cutting heads off?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (x/Nq/)

99 They're not insinuating anything, Miss Lindsey.

Posted by: Twink chained to Sen Graham's basement floor at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (9chpj)

100 Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.

Posted by: steevy at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (r/0kC)

101 I'd like to think this was true. What I actually think happened last November was a combination of Americans giving the finger to DC, and an anti-Clinton vote.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (7ZVPa)

102 75 >>There are a bunch of reasons that Trump got elected

Including running against the worse Democrat nominee maybe ever. Never discount luck.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2017 03:57 PM (/tuJf)

===================

Yes. Yes. A thousand times yes.

May we thank God that Democrats were that stupid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (LmWWz)

103 It's sad when people can't make a name for themselves on their own merit.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton, getting ready to shoot pick up shots for interview with Geico gecko at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (euO4K)

104 someone needs to let mccain know that getting shot down and beat gets you a lot of goodwill but it is not unmimited.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2017 04:02 PM (cPsPa)

105 Happy Birthday, Grump.

Why thank you, Jack.

I think I'm in love with my new battle rifle, the FN FAL. I got it all sighted in today and was banging steel at 300 like a monotonous grandfather clock. Plus, hundreds of rounds later and my shoulder is not really sore.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:02 PM (LTHVh)

106 Happy happy, Grump!

*confettis*


I think ace wants to make a horseman baby with that column.

Posted by: alexthechick - Pentaverate? I have no idea what you mean! at March 03, 2017 04:02 PM (mf5HN)

107 What we are rebelling against is a ruling class imposing itself on us. And it's not even a competent ruling class. It's the fucking "cool kids" clique from high school writ large.
And we're calling bullshit on them.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 03, 2017 04:02 PM (t8gnY)

108 Big Happy Birthday Grump!

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 04:02 PM (HDU3V)

109 The Bidens are dating each other and George Bush Moochele are soulmates...the Empire is indeed dying.

Posted by: Wendy at March 03, 2017 04:02 PM (bpemY)

110 "I'll toss in there that what is going on right now is about the failure of theory to provide actual results and, more importantly, the failure of the theorists to change their theories when experiential data proved the theories false.

Or, less jargony, you said that if we did X then Y would happen and not only did Y not happy, Y was bent over and dorked in the squeakhole by Z, which is what all of us Stupids said would happen and now you want us to double down on X?

Jump off a cliff, stumpy.
"
-Posted by: alexthechick - Pentaverate? I have no idea what you mean! at March 03, 2017 03:58 PM (mf5HN)

This broad says shit and I always fall for it. This one and that set of tits that calls herself "MWR".

I'm a dupe for common sense with pepper.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:03 PM (6gk0M)

111 100 Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.
Posted by: steevy at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (r/0kC)

===================

The only power he will gain will be the ability to vote, and he'll live in either California or New York.

Good luck making a difference there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:03 PM (LmWWz)

112 Until this culture shifts away from selfishness, self-pleasure, rejection of absolutes; until it moves toward respect for wisdom, honor for truth, and love of virtue, this is only going to get worse. Donald Trump's crass and crude manners and life are a product of our culture, not the origin of it. He's what we're producing. We're getting the kind of leaders that we as a culture are developing and promoting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 03, 2017 04:03 PM (39g3+)

113 Old and Tired Elites: Dean Acheson, Averell Harriman, George Kennan, John J. McCloy

New and Hot Elites: Egg McMuffin Has Two Mommies

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at March 03, 2017 04:03 PM (3OAG2)

114 Our elites have failed us, sure, but haven't the American people failed
us as well? By electing a novice as president, we need our elites more than ever, and
lets get real, our elites do know what's best for us, they've read
books and took classes in college, they're smart. I don't believe farmers and dirty construction workers with their smells and such are leadership material, what we need is more college professors and climate scientists leading the way for a better tomorrow.

Posted by: Tom at March 03, 2017 04:03 PM (4e+hS)

115 I've noticed for years now that when a elite is asked any question the answer always starts out the same way. So, bla bla bla. Who talks like that?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 03, 2017 04:03 PM (6Ll1u)

116 Ha! At least I learned to look before posting on prior threads. Took me long enough.

Posted by: Country boy - etc. etc. at March 03, 2017 04:03 PM (Jcg9Q)

117 I thank you all. You Morons are simply the best fakey internet friends evah.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:04 PM (LTHVh)

118
Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.

Make it not so, number two.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 03, 2017 04:04 PM (IqV8l)

119 Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.
---

Someone else to cross of the list of "actors/actresses I like."

Posted by: shibumi at March 03, 2017 04:04 PM (J5mC3)

120 79 also, Happy Birthday to me.
Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 03:58 PM (LTHVh)

Happy 29th!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 03, 2017 04:04 PM (0mRoj)

121 Chelsea Clinton, getting ready to shoot pick up shots for interview with Geico gecko

****


Who's the interviewer and who's the interviewee?

Cause I'm hoping that little green guy asks her some tough questions.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2017 04:04 PM (wPiJc)

122 Happy Birthday Grump. What are you now, 29?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:04 PM (LmWWz)

123 >>>What we are rebelling against is a ruling class imposing itself on us. And it's not even a competent ruling class. It's the fucking "cool kids" clique from high school writ large.
And we're calling bullshit on them.

except they were never the "cool kids" clique. They just chose jobs, out of a grand sense of narcissism, that would put them close at the heart of the machinery of thought-control.

Posted by: ace at March 03, 2017 04:04 PM (8rNrN)

124 Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.




he has been assimilated

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2017 04:05 PM (cPsPa)

125 Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.

Any time I hear Patrick Stewart open his mouth as himself, he is a boring, boring, little man, and that includes his monumentally dull doctrinaire lefty politics. He lacks the mental density to screw in a proverbial lightbulb.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 04:05 PM (oVJmc)

126 I see four Hitlers.

Posted by: Patrick Stewart at March 03, 2017 04:05 PM (IqV8l)

127 Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.

That sounds like grounds for denying him citizenship.

WTFF?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2017 04:05 PM (zc3Db)

128 Happy Birfday, Grump!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2017 04:05 PM (PY9jH)

129 I read that in Patrick Stewart's new movie he has some kind of degenerative brain disease.

Just throwing that out there.

Posted by: Juan-otherkin who are a Puffer Fish at March 03, 2017 04:06 PM (FqgrG)

130
I'm a dupe for common sense with pepper.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T)


You won't feel the same way when the pepper is from pepper spray, from a 29 year old lass, perched on a step stool.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 03, 2017 04:06 PM (ZFUt7)

131 I'm not an elitist. I roll my double-layered condoms on the guy who is fucking my wife one barrier at a time.

I'm not married and I do not regret this post, yet.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:06 PM (6gk0M)

132 Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.

--

A lot of these volunteers aren't what I would call fighting men.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 03, 2017 04:06 PM (7ZVPa)

133 great quote at 53

it moved

Posted by: ace at March 03, 2017 04:06 PM (8rNrN)

134 except they were never the "cool kids" clique. They just chose jobs, out of a grand sense of narcissism, that would put them close at the heart of the machinery of thought-control.

Posted by: ace at March




well there is the narcissism but there is also the sycophancy. lots of em really like the feel of someone's boot on their neck.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2017 04:07 PM (cPsPa)

135 also, Happy Birthday to me.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 03:58 PM (LTHVh)


Congrats! You know who else had a birthday in March? No, not Hitler. Casey Jones. Cannonball Express!

Posted by: Hank Jr. at March 03, 2017 04:07 PM (JO9+V)

136 Slappy Birthday, Grump!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:07 PM (6gk0M)

137 Everyone self identifies as a 29 year old here right?

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 04:07 PM (HDU3V)

138 GOPe are just waiting to see which horse to bet on. They are little bitches who can't decide which wolf is alpha at this point.

What I'm saying is they are Level 5 Wolf-Horses with a Charisma of 6.

Posted by: Max Power at March 03, 2017 04:07 PM (q177U)

139 well, patrick stewarts to greatest qualities as a actor are his accent and peculiar appearance.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2017 04:08 PM (cPsPa)

140 Everyone self identifies as a 29 year old here right?

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 04:07 PM (HDU3V)


Yes. I also identify as a supermodel.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2017 04:08 PM (PY9jH)

141 "You won't feel the same way when the pepper is from pepper spray, from a 29 year old lass, perched on a step stool."
-Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 03, 2017 04:06 PM (ZFUt7)

These colors, (white), don't run.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:08 PM (6gk0M)

142 Everyone self identifies as a 29 year old here right?

It's a major contributor to our GAINZZZ.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:08 PM (LTHVh)

143 Thank you, Slapweasel.

Hollleeee sheeettt.

Louise Mensch has gone way around the coocoo for Cocoa Puffs bend:

https://twitter.com/jonpalin/status/837769436748730372


I type out:

ADL (Anti Defamation League): After being fired from The Intercept, Thompson become more hostile to whites in general.

Bunny Boiler quotes that and adds: Note the massive Russian connection right there.


That's. Okie dokie.

Posted by: alexthechick - Pentaverate? I have no idea what you mean! at March 03, 2017 04:09 PM (mf5HN)

144 except they were never the "cool kids" clique. They just chose jobs, out
of a grand sense of narcissism, that would put them close at the heart
of the machinery of thought-control.


Cool kids??? These are the dweebs voted most likely to get stuffed in a locker.

Posted by: pep at March 03, 2017 04:09 PM (LAe3v)

145 Trump and Putin at Tanagra!

Posted by: Patrick Stewart at March 03, 2017 04:09 PM (euO4K)

146 We not only identify as 29 y.o., we're also....wait for it....Nazis!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2017 04:09 PM (PY9jH)

147 Everyone self identifies as a 29 year old here right?
Posted by: Skip




nope, I have been waiting for my chronlogical age to catch up with my mental age for decades.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2017 04:09 PM (cPsPa)

148 The first generation had to be hungry and sneaky. The second needed to be less so, and were at least somewhat aware of not being the sharpest tool in the shed Which meant they hired the same type as themselves, but dumber.


So this is Chelsea Clinton's story, yes ?

Posted by: McCool at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (sZaoP)

149
Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.
Posted by: steevy at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (r/0kC)



I hope he puts that on his application

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (lKyWE)

150 125 Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump. "

Capt. James T. Kirk: Fire photon torpedo, Ensign!
We can't have this pussy running the Enterprise!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (ZM2xo)

151 Patrick Stewart:

I guess that means he's really happy with Brexit and feels that there's nothing left to fight for over there.

I'm sure he has only nice things to say about Theresa May as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (LmWWz)

152 Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.

Posted by: steevy at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (r/0kC)




Maybe he can record a youtube video with has beens from 70s TV shows

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (493sH)

153 I think the closing of the piece is really the most important:


In 1828, the wild and unruly Andrew Jackson was elected president because the rapidly expanding country had tired of the pretenses of an exhausted elite of tidewater and New England mediocrities.


The hollow, tiny coastal establishment of the 1820s perpetuated the ancestry and background of the great but all-but-disappeared Founding Fathers such as George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Yet otherwise, the Founders' lesser successors had not earned the status they had assumed from their betters. The outsider Jackson won by exposing their pretenses.




History repeats.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 03, 2017 12:36 PM [/ at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (4df7R)

154 We're getting the kind of leaders that we as a culture are developing and promoting.
====

And he's *70* and grew up in a much better culture. Just wait.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (4bKiB)

155 So this is Chelsea Clinton's story, yes ?

Posted by: McCool at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (sZaoP)


... if you add in "ugly".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (zc3Db)

156 "They just chose jobs, out of a grand sense of narcissism, that would put
them close at the heart of the machinery of thought-control."

Jobs which also required little to no heavy lifting, of either the muscular or the cerebral sort.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (noWW6)

157 patrick stewart is one of the most overrated dumbass actors ever. one trick pony. who cares what he does? he's like the most interesting man in the world that nobody gives a shit about.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (KP5rU)

158 150 125 Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump. "

Capt. James T. Kirk: Fire photon torpedo, Ensign!
We can't have this pussy running the Enterprise!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (ZM2xo)

====================

"I have the good sense to keep my original nationality."
-William Shatner, Canadian

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (LmWWz)

159


Read the whole column. So so good

Posted by: ThunderB at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (Zrfof)

160 I was watching Patrick Stewart as himself in an episode of 'Carpool' (where Robert Llewellyn of Red Dwarf picks someone up and drives them to wherever they need to go and they converse along the way) the other day, and shut it off halfway through because he really is a dull twit.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 04:11 PM (oVJmc)

161 138 GOPe are just waiting to see which horse to bet on.
-----------

It's coordinated with the Dems. By the Dems unifying into a rage-mob, they place into the hands of the GOPe the balance of power and the ability to protect the Uniparty from Trump.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at March 03, 2017 04:11 PM (3OAG2)

162 Mrs928 is cooking me the exact birthday meal I requested. Her amazing meatloaf, mashed taters and garlic bread with chocolate cake for after. So yeah, totally blowing my LCHF until Monday.

Mrs928 has a tradition of making a heartshaped meatloaf on valentines day but I had to demur for the gainzz.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:11 PM (LTHVh)

163 Blub blub blub gargle

Posted by: Al Franken getting a swirly at March 03, 2017 04:11 PM (9chpj)

164 "I'm more concerned about the debasement of
'intellectual'. Nowadays, you don't have to be particularly smart or
have demonstrable intellectual achievement to consider yourself in the
class of 'intellectuals'. You need only parrot the correct liberal
ideas.



Posted by: Grump928(C)"

Or take a train across Europe. That will get you in the club.

Posted by: Ripley at March 03, 2017 04:12 PM (1BQGO)

165 Happy birthday, Grump!

My dad would have been 97 today.

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2017 04:12 PM (zoehZ)

166 I had no idea who Patrick Stewart is until I looked him up. I'm pretty proud about that.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 03, 2017 04:12 PM (LbnLf)

167 ... if you add in "ugly".

Poor kid never had a chance..

Webb + Hillary ?!

Posted by: McCool at March 03, 2017 04:12 PM (sZaoP)

168 Oh crap, Louise is right! It wasn't my ex GF it was the Russians!

Posted by: Juan-otherkin who are a Puffer Fish at March 03, 2017 04:13 PM (FqgrG)

169 The outsider Jackson won by exposing their pretenses.
History repeats.


I'm not willing to go so far as to praise Jackson. He was an enormous jerk. He was the right man for some things, I suppose, but still not a good President.

I think Trump may turn out to be a sleeper for those of us who had low expectations.

Posted by: pep at March 03, 2017 04:13 PM (LAe3v)

170 You know, if Bush 1 hadn't stole votes from Perot, we would never have had Clinton....

Posted by: SFGoth at March 03, 2017 04:13 PM (dZ756)

171
Did Patrick Stewart ever peel his shirt off and reveal his chiseled hairless chest on that impostor Star Trek series?

#NotMyKirk #SendHimBackRejected

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 03, 2017 04:13 PM (ZFUt7)

172 Blub blub blub gargle

Posted by: Al Franken


*****


I must say that is the first thing I've ever heard you utter that made a lick of sense.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2017 04:13 PM (wPiJc)

173 We are in deeper shit than we thought.

We have a soft coup by the deep state and the GOP seems to not really give a damn.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 03, 2017 03:49 PM (Gh/jd)

Yep, and I'm not ready for what's coming, which is gonna get here a lot faster than I thought.

Shame on me.

Posted by: Country boy - etc. etc. at March 03, 2017 04:13 PM (Jcg9Q)

174 153 I think the closing of the piece is really the most important:


In 1828, the wild and unruly Andrew Jackson was elected president because the rapidly expanding country had tired of the pretenses of an exhausted elite of tidewater and New England mediocrities.


The hollow, tiny coastal establishment of the 1820s perpetuated the ancestry and background of the great but all-but-disappeared Founding Fathers such as George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Yet otherwise, the Founders' lesser successors had not earned the status they had assumed from their betters. The outsider Jackson won by exposing their pretenses.



History repeats.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 03, 2017 12:36 PM [/ at March 03, 2017 04:10 PM (4df7R)

======================

I don't know about that. Not to question VDH, but it seems like Jackson was carried by two things:

1) The West, which had no champion other than Jackson (Clay is very second fiddle)

and

2) The disgust at Clay and John Q. Adams for 1824 and how they took the presidency, which probably should have been Jackson's.

The power centers at the time just didn't have anyone who knew anything about what the West needed and were more concerned with their own regional issues, all while the West got progressively more powerful by simply filling out new states.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:14 PM (LmWWz)

175 Patrick Stewart plays himself in every movie and tv show.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 04:14 PM (HDU3V)

176 I was watching Patrick Stewart as himself in an episode of 'Carpool' (where Robert Llewellyn of Red Dwarf picks someone up and drives them to wherever they need to go and they converse along the way) the other day, and shut it off halfway through because he really is a dull twit.

I think my favorite Patrick Stewart role was as Karla in the old Brit "Smiley's People" miniseries.

I don't think he had any lines.

Posted by: JEM at March 03, 2017 04:14 PM (TppKb)

177 148 The first generation had to be hungry and sneaky. The second needed to be less so, and were at least somewhat aware of not being the sharpest tool in the shed Which meant they hired the same type as themselves, but dumber.


So this is Chelsea Clinton's story, yes ?
______________________

See also: Kennedy, Caroline

Posted by: Lily Formerly of HotAir (Now from AoSHQ)assassin in the night at March 03, 2017 04:14 PM (vivhj)

178 Instead, 21st-century repute is accrued from the false gods of the right zip code, high income, proper social circles, and media exposure

On that note, the "Cash me ousside howbow dah" skank is getting a TV show.

What a stupid fucking country.

Posted by: V the K at March 03, 2017 04:14 PM (O7MnT)

179 The Russians and Nazis........they're everywhere!

Speaking of Russians, as in the Ambassador, love the photo I saw on Fox this morning of him sitting with the Dems during Trump's address.

Shit you cannot make up.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2017 04:14 PM (PY9jH)

180 "The hollow, tiny coastal establishment of the 1820s"

But everything's different now. Our establishment is bicoastal!

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2017 04:14 PM (noWW6)

181 I had no idea who Patrick Stewart is until I looked him up.

I am boggled. He's been in movies for at least 40 years. Good movies. And Star Trek! Are you from some kind of Mennonite community?

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:14 PM (LTHVh)

182 I'm becoming an American citizen because, at this time more than ever, this country needs more actors to speak out on political issues.

Posted by: Patrick Stewart at March 03, 2017 04:15 PM (4e+hS)

183 I had no idea who Patrick Stewart is until I looked him up. I'm pretty proud about that.
Posted by: Under Fire



how far did you have to walk to get to your neighbor's to borrow their internets?

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2017 04:15 PM (cPsPa)

184 169
I'm not willing to go so far as to praise Jackson. He was an enormous jerk. He was the right man for some things, I suppose, but still not a good President.

I think Trump may turn out to be a sleeper for those of us who had low expectations.
Posted by: pep at March 03, 2017 04:13 PM (LAe3v)

===================

He was an EFFECTIVE president, though.

I don't really like him, but you have to give him props for that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:15 PM (LmWWz)

185 Also, he drove well in Formula 1.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:15 PM (LTHVh)

186 I think my favorite Patrick Stewart role was as Karla in the old Brit "Smiley's People" miniseries.


Avery Bullock.

Posted by: V the K at March 03, 2017 04:15 PM (O7MnT)

187 -Posted by: alexthechick - Pentaverate? I have no idea what you mean! at March 03, 2017 03:58 PM (mf5HN)



This broad says shit and I always fall for it. This one and that set of tits that calls herself "MWR".



I'm a dupe for common sense with pepper.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:03 PM (6gk0M)


*preen*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 03, 2017 12:36 PM [/ at March 03, 2017 04:15 PM (4df7R)

188 Is Patrick Stewart the one who does the clever craftwork centerpieces for Thanksgiving dinner and suchlike? Used to watch that show occasionally.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2017 04:16 PM (wPiJc)

189 " sank into decrepitude"

Can I call upon our grammarians to give us a ruling?
Is this acceptable usage?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 03, 2017 04:16 PM (Eh15H)

190 186 I think my favorite Patrick Stewart role was as Karla in the old Brit "Smiley's People" miniseries.


Avery Bullock.
Posted by: V the K at March 03, 2017 04:15 PM (O7MnT)

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His role in Dune.

Not really. Just wanted to mention Dune.

Because Dune.

Have I mentioned Dune?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:16 PM (LmWWz)

191 Everyone self identifies as a 29 year old here right?

Posted by: Skip
****

I identify as a meat popsicle on the weekends. A killer whale M-F.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at March 03, 2017 04:16 PM (uhftQ)

192 I like Patrick Stewart's work, its hardly surprising he's an idiot. politically.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 03, 2017 04:16 PM (39g3+)

193 except they were never the "cool kids" clique. They just chose jobs, out of a grand sense of narcissism, that would put them close at the heart of the machinery of thought-control.

Posted by: ace at March 03, 2017 04:04 PM (8rNrN)



There was this absolutely hilarious hang wringing column after the election about how oh noes DC will no longer be an ever cooler place to live than Brooklyn!

Brought a tear of hysterical laughter to the eye, it did.

Posted by: alexthechick - Pentaverate? I have no idea what you mean! at March 03, 2017 04:16 PM (mf5HN)

194 So this is Chelsea Clinton's story, yes ?

______________________



See also: Kennedy, Caroline

Posted by: Lily Formerly of HotAir


Not really the same. There were never any very bright Kennedys, although Joe Jr. might have been something if he'd lived.

Posted by: pep at March 03, 2017 04:16 PM (LAe3v)

195 Don't know where I read it, but someone wrote that if Trump fails, America will have her own Oliver Cromwell. Heaven help us.

Posted by: Jmel at March 03, 2017 04:17 PM (Qg+v/)

196 I like Patrick Stewart's work, its hardly surprising he's an idiot. politically.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor




the "politically" was gratuitous pixels

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2017 04:17 PM (cPsPa)

197 I'm not willing to go so far as to praise Jackson.
He was an enormous jerk. He was the right man for some things, I
suppose, but still not a good President.

I think Trump may turn out to be a sleeper for those of us who had low expectations.


Posted by: pep at March 03, 2017 04:13 PM (LAe3v)


I don't think you have to praise Jackson to admit that his election was a refutation of what came before. People wanted a change, and he represented the starkest change available.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 03, 2017 12:36 PM [/ at March 03, 2017 04:17 PM (4df7R)

198 Whenever I'm in doubt I ask myself, W.W.P.S.S.?






What Would Patrick Stewart Say

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2017 04:17 PM (wPiJc)

199 Also, he drove well in Formula 1.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:15 PM (LTHVh)

The kilt gave him an advantage when heel-n-toe braking and downshifting.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2017 04:18 PM (JO9+V)

200 I had no idea who Patrick Stewart is until I looked him up. I'm pretty proud about that.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 03, 2017 04:12 PM (LbnLf)




He played Sejanus in I, Claudius. After that I think he's career really tailed off

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 03, 2017 04:18 PM (493sH)

201 Posted by: alexthechick - Pentaverate? I have no idea what you mean! at March 03, 2017 04:09 PM (mf5HN)

those of us who are twitter blocked thank you for tweetsplaining!

Posted by: kallisto - at March 03, 2017 04:18 PM (nNdYv)

202 There were never any very bright Kennedys

Consanguinity will do that.

Posted by: McCool at March 03, 2017 04:19 PM (sZaoP)

203 There was this absolutely hilarious hang wringing column after the
election about how oh noes DC will no longer be an ever cooler place to
live than Brooklyn!


I'll say this for DC. It in no way resembles the city I knew 30-40 years ago. I have no information on Brooklyn.

Posted by: pep at March 03, 2017 04:19 PM (LAe3v)

204 Did Patrick Stewart ever peel his shirt off and reveal his chiseled hairless chest on that impostor Star Trek series?

There is one episode where he wears a spandex banana hammock.

*shudder*

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 04:19 PM (oVJmc)

205 197 I don't think you have to praise Jackson to admit that his election was a refutation of what came before. People wanted a change, and he represented the starkest change available.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 03, 2017 12:36 PM [/ at March 03, 2017 04:17 PM (4df7R)

==================

He should have won in 1824 (he had the most electoral votes, but not a majority which led to the Corrupt Bargain in the House), which came right after the Era of Good Feeling under Monroe.

I really don't buy this interpretation of history.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:19 PM (LmWWz)

206 This arguably started with the Tea Party that was ignored or marginalized or maligned. This is how Trump came to be president. Marginalize President Trump or fail to work with the new administration at your own peril because there are worse things than President Trump.

Posted by: USNtakim at March 03, 2017 04:19 PM (hMqvx)

207 Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.

Revoke his visa and deport his ass!

Posted by: Killerdog at March 03, 2017 04:19 PM (7SC+O)

208 "I have the good sense to keep my original nationality."
-William Shatner, Canadian
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


He just prefers urine filled swimming pools.
YTALWWT

(yeah, there's a lot wrong with that)

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 03, 2017 04:19 PM (ZFUt7)

209 The power centers at the time just didn't have
anyone who knew anything about what the West needed and were more
concerned with their own regional issues, all while the West got
progressively more powerful by simply filling out new states.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:14 PM (LmWWz)


Change the wording there. "The power centers at the time just didn't have anyone who knew anything about the parts of the country between the coasts and were more concerned with their own regional issues, all while the people between the coasts saw their livelihoods whittled further and further down until they put a foot down and said 'STOP.'"

The specifics aren't the same. The spirit is.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 03, 2017 12:36 PM [/ at March 03, 2017 04:19 PM (4df7R)

210 I remember when Patrick Stewart had hair.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:19 PM (LTHVh)

211 Without people like me to lead you, we'd never have planted that flag on Mars!

Posted by: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee at March 03, 2017 04:19 PM (euO4K)

212 " sank into decrepitude"

Can I call upon our grammarians to give us a ruling?
Is this acceptable usage?

****


I think you could certainly descend into a state of decrepitude. So, sinking works just fine. YMMV.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2017 04:20 PM (wPiJc)

213 i've never seen anything this stewart guy was in. always reminded me of that commie, ghahndi. didn't like that fuckin guy either. piss drinker.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2017 04:20 PM (KP5rU)

214 209
Change the wording there. "The power centers at the time just didn't have anyone who knew anything about the parts of the country between the coasts and were more concerned with their own regional issues, all while the people between the coasts saw their livelihoods whittled further and further down until they put a foot down and said 'STOP.'"

The specifics aren't the same. The spirit is.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 03, 2017 12:36 PM [/ at March 03, 2017 04:19 PM (4df7R)

====================

But that's about a lack of representation, not necessarily about the "pretenses of an exhausted elite of tidewater and New England mediocrities."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:21 PM (LmWWz)

215 i've never seen anything this stewart guy was in.

Not even Excalibur?

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:21 PM (LTHVh)

216 Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.

So he wished to become a citizen so he can help overthrow its rightfully elected leader ?

That should go over well in the naturalization interviews

Posted by: McCool at March 03, 2017 04:21 PM (sZaoP)

217
He played Sejanus in I, Claudius.


Emphasis on 'anus.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 04:21 PM (oVJmc)

218 215 i've never seen anything this stewart guy was in.

Not even Excalibur?
Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:21 PM (LTHVh)

=================

Or...Dune?!?!?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:21 PM (LmWWz)

219 X-Men?

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:22 PM (LTHVh)

220
11 In historical terms, they're getting off easy. Maybe they shouldn't push their luck.
Posted by: spongeworthy at March 03, 2017 03:46 PM (mrfTe)


Got that right!

-- tumbrels and pikes

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 04:22 PM (v1g1+)

221 Love me some VDH, and have been fortunate to have heard him speak.
He's very soft spoken.

Posted by: navybrat at March 03, 2017 04:22 PM (w7KSn)

222 >>
You mean like John McCain, whose daddy was an Admiral?

So was granddaddy. Difference is they were competent military men.

Posted by: John McCain at March 03, 2017 04:22 PM (/Nite)

223 218 215 i've never seen anything this stewart guy was in.

Not even Excalibur?
Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:21 PM (LTHVh)

=================

Or...Dune?!?!?!


Or those Mr Clean commercials?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 04:22 PM (oVJmc)

224 171
Did Patrick Stewart ever peel his shirt off and reveal his chiseled hairless chest on that impostor Star Trek series?

#NotMyKirk #SendHimBackRejected

Yeah, that New Age Pussy never wrestled with his own evil self, or had babes with green skin dancing for him.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 04:23 PM (ZM2xo)

225 But that's about a lack of representation, not
necessarily about the "pretenses of an exhausted elite of tidewater and
New England mediocrities."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:21 PM (LmWWz)


I think they're part and parcel of the same thing. Nero fiddled while Rome burned, East coast politicians fussed about coastal peccadilloes while the West grew, and Washington hemmed and hawed about transgender bathrooms while people took out second mortgages to pay their health insurance premiums.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 03, 2017 12:36 PM [/ at March 03, 2017 04:23 PM (4df7R)

226 i've never seen anything this stewart guy was in.


****

Or "Robin Hood: Men In Tights"?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2017 04:23 PM (wPiJc)

227 You see how that works? These are sturdy broads with good heads about them.

They will outshine me in every way necessary to show their brilliance.

Because we got tough broads with a shitload of pepper.

Never back down, nor accept defeat. This is The Horde and it is indefatigable when held together like Love meeting its opposite pole.

*Drops the Microphone*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:23 PM (6gk0M)

228 It's springtime for Hitler.

Posted by: Strobe at March 03, 2017 04:24 PM (gbWkA)

229 So he wished to become a citizen so he can help overthrow its rightfully elected leader ?
That should go over well in the naturalization interviews
Posted by: McCool


I suspect Obama EO'd that, on his way out the door, as a requirement for citizenship.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 03, 2017 04:24 PM (ZFUt7)

230 I'm becoming an American citizen because, at this time more than ever, this country needs more actors to speak out on political issues.


This still will not be enough. President Trump may be forced to tap the National Strategic Bloviator Reserve.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2017 04:24 PM (8ZskC)

231 i've never seen anything this stewart guy was in.

Not even Excalibur?
Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:21 PM (LTHVh)

=================

Or...Dune?!?!?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison


I've seen this guy's work. He was solid in Masterminds.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 03, 2017 04:24 PM (9krrF)

232 >>Marginalize President Trump or fail to work with the new administration at your own peril because there are worse things than President Trump.

We just had one. I think people sometimes forget, Obama was also an outsider candidate who took down the prototypical establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Trump is arguably more of an outsider but if you go back to 2008 it as Obama who ran as the outsider who was going to change everything. I agree, it's important that Trump does well because we could either swing back to an establishment type or worse, another Obama from the left.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2017 04:24 PM (/tuJf)

233 In this context Jacksonianism means something
specific: Along the lines of "We don't want to get involved in the
world's affairs, but we'll bring hell when we're forced to." At least
somewhat stemming from the incident when Jackson crossed the border into
Spanish Florida, without orders, to grab a British national who had
been causing harm to American troops.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (LmWWz)

Hanged him, too, as I recall.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2017 04:24 PM (SRKgf)

234 Sir Patrick Stewart will have to give up his knighthood.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:25 PM (LTHVh)

235 Although VDH is great this paragraph says it all.

Competent establishments are not deposed -- because they're competent. They are nimble, react well to changing circumstances and growing discontent, and tweak their course to maintain their power and authority.

Only incompetent establishments provoke a rebellion.

Posted by: Chilling the most at March 03, 2017 04:25 PM (Cl52v)

236 Patrick Stewart is best known for his portrayal of the mayor of Munchkinland in The Wizard of Oz.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2017 04:25 PM (8ZskC)

237 Patrick Stewart was great in my favorite documentary, Loose Change!

Posted by: Juan-otherkin who are a Puffer Fish at March 03, 2017 04:25 PM (FqgrG)

238 dig this kind of talk from you ace.

lotsa blog GAINZZZ today

Posted by: concrete girl at March 03, 2017 04:25 PM (4j3+m)

239 I like Shakespearean times when actors were consider just below stable shit shovelers.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 03, 2017 04:25 PM (fcqmr)

240 If you think you are becoming "elite"? Get the fuck over yourself.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:26 PM (6gk0M)

241 222: john mccain did for navy aviators the same thing gomer pyle did for marines. neither were funny, or redeeming.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2017 04:26 PM (KP5rU)

242 Patrick Stewart is a pussy.

Posted by: William "KAHNNNN!!!" Shatner at March 03, 2017 04:26 PM (gbWkA)

243 I like to ask myself

WWSD?

What Would Satan Do?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at March 03, 2017 04:27 PM (0x/TW)

244 *Drops the Microphone*

Posted by: Slapweasel


Someone apparently isn't getting any and needs some.

Posted by: pep at March 03, 2017 04:27 PM (LAe3v)

245 President Trump may be forced to tap the National Strategic Bloviator Reserve.

Posted by: Cicero


******


Crackpot Dome?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2017 04:27 PM (wPiJc)

246 Oh shit, he was in Lifeforce. I don't remember him in it at all. In fairness, I was distracted.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:27 PM (LTHVh)

247 Capt. Kirk spread his space seed across the galaxy...

.....Picard played on a little tin whistle.

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at March 03, 2017 04:27 PM (euO4K)

248 Capt. James T. Kirk: Fire photon torpedo, Ensign!

We can't have this pussy running the Enterprise!


A Canadian taking on a Brit to save America? This is going to get confusing.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 03, 2017 04:27 PM (YEelc)

249 Patrick Stewart got his start doing VD videos for high school sex ed classes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2017 04:28 PM (8ZskC)

250 "john mccain did for navy aviators the same thing gomer pyle did for marines. neither were funny, or redeeming."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2017 04:26 PM (KP5rU)

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:28 PM (6gk0M)

251 Did Patrick Stewart ever peel his shirt off and reveal his chiseled hairless chest on that impostor Star Trek series?

#NotMyKirk #SendHimBackRejected

Yeah, that New Age Pussy never wrestled with his own evil self, or had babes with green skin dancing for him.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 04:23 PM (ZM2xo)




Exactly. What kind of a starship captain doesn't do that? A shitty one

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 03, 2017 04:28 PM (493sH)

252 OT: the Weekly Standard has a fantastic piece (really) about how Sessions and Trump evaded Obama's booby trap on Sessions recusing himself. If you can read it without getting a schadenboner, consult a doctor.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h8em5qr

Posted by: Ian S. at March 03, 2017 04:28 PM (KUTP5)

253 Patrick, I wanted a girl.

Posted by: Patrick Stewart's Dad at March 03, 2017 04:28 PM (gbWkA)

254 Patrick Stewart got his start doing VD videos for high school sex ed classes.

He played 'Weepy' the penis.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 04:28 PM (oVJmc)

255 Cromwell? I think not. The decline of this empire will be a bloodless invasion of visogoths from California and New York while the rest of us sleep. Less than a third of the population is even paying attention to the Seven Days in May drama being played out here.

Posted by: Patrick Henry at March 03, 2017 04:29 PM (mAWcc)

256 Patrick Stewart did a fine job in Gentle Ben

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2017 04:29 PM (JO9+V)

257 225 I think they're part and parcel of the same thing. Nero fiddled while Rome burned, East coast politicians fussed about coastal peccadilloes while the West grew, and Washington hemmed and hawed about transgender bathrooms while people took out second mortgages to pay their health insurance premiums.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 03, 2017 12:36 PM [/ at March 03, 2017 04:23 PM (4df7R)

===================

I see the connection, but feel that the specific reason that VDH gives doesn't fall into it.

I'm not saying that there aren't connections between Trump's rise and Jackson's, there obviously are, just that VDH's specific reasons don't ring true to me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:29 PM (LmWWz)

258 Yeah, that New Age Pussy never wrestled with his own evil self, or had babes with green skin dancing for him.

And he was repeatedly tormented by Q because he was a pussy. Sisko punched Q right in the kisser and had far fewer problems.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 03, 2017 04:29 PM (KUTP5)

259 250; Slap! How are things in Ohio? Still getting mail everyday?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2017 04:29 PM (KP5rU)

260 http://preview.tinyurl.com/h8em5qr

-Posted by: Ian S. at March 03, 2017 04:28 PM (KUTP5)

Nice! Thanks!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:30 PM (6gk0M)

261 233 Hanged him, too, as I recall.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2017 04:24 PM (SRKgf)

==================

That he did. Huge controversy at the time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:30 PM (LmWWz)

262 except they were never the "cool kids" clique. They just chose jobs, out of a grand sense of narcissism, that would put them close at the heart of the machinery of thought-control.


Most of these assholes were sucking up to the teachers for a better grade or trying to figure out how to game their extracurriculars to look better on college applications. They've continued that behavior into the rest of their lives.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 03, 2017 04:30 PM (Tnhbr)

263 Sir Patrick Stewart will have to give up his knighthood.

*******

I don't think he is a full knight with rank and privilege. It's some lesser category. They only call him Sir Patrick Monday through Friday.

Not sure of the terminology but I think they call it a...

...wee knight.





(wait for it)


Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2017 04:30 PM (wPiJc)

264
185 Also, he drove well in Formula 1.
Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:15 PM (LTHVh)


That was Jackie Stewart, ye daft twit!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 04:30 PM (v1g1+)

265 Patrick Stewart better hurry if he wants to fight against Trump. He missed out on stopping the pipeline, coal mining, increased immigration enforcement, expansion of the border patrol , military funding increase and Scalia like nominations to the courts.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 03, 2017 04:30 PM (fcqmr)

266 The mail still comes, hugo. Day after day.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:31 PM (6gk0M)

267 234 Sir Patrick Stewart will have to give up his knighthood.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:25 PM (LTHVh)

So - best case scenario:

He gives up his knighthood, becomes American, Trump gets reelected because the American people really don't give a shit what Stewart has to say - and then?

he's the citizen of a country he doesn't really love, who became an American for a stupid reason and now he has no "Sir" in front of his name.

I doubt he'll be able to go back to the UK and say, "I was just joking. Please can I have my pretentious title back?"

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 04:31 PM (ZM2xo)

268 He played a Frog!!!! - William Shatner

Posted by: Strobe at March 03, 2017 04:31 PM (gbWkA)

269 228 It's springtime for Hitler.
Posted by: Strobe at March 03, 2017 04:24 PM (gbWkA)

You know who else it's springtime for?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 03, 2017 04:31 PM (0mRoj)

270 I think they're part and parcel of the same thing.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned, East coast politicians fussed about
coastal peccadilloes while the West grew, and Washington hemmed and
hawed about transgender bathrooms while people took out second mortgages
to pay their health insurance premiums.


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit
Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 03, 2017 12:36 PM [/ at March 03, 2017
04:23 PM (4df7R)

As I've said before, when the voter dropped her kid off at a school where the Department of Education was more concerned about bathroom and locker room policy than about education, drove past the Home Depot parking lot full of illegal aliens that the Department of Homeland Security was trying to legalize, men who were being hired by the day to do the jobs her union carpenter father an union electrician husband used to do, and got to the polling place where the ballot was printed in four languages by order of the Department of Justice, and said to herself, "What the hell happened to my country?", how could she do anything but vote Trump?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 04:31 PM (jK8Z7)

271 Re: Patrick Stewart. How come nobody wants to emigrate to Iran to resist their leadership, or North Korea, or Russia, to fight the Trumpevil Vlad Putin?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 03, 2017 04:31 PM (hJrjt)

272 Patrick Stewart played Patrick Stewart in A Christmas Carol

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 04:31 PM (HDU3V)

273 I never cared much for the Patrick Stewart Star Trek movies. They were all dumb and too long and kept me away from the hookers in my basement.

Anybody want a pizza roll? Email me if you want a pizza roll!

Posted by: Mr. Plinkett at March 03, 2017 04:32 PM (FqgrG)

274 Patrick Stewart is a wanker.

Posted by: Ben Kingsley at March 03, 2017 04:32 PM (bc2Lc)

275 Stewart is the guy in a white tee and gold eating that goes around sanitizing kitchen floors and toilets right?

Posted by: Under Fire at March 03, 2017 04:32 PM (LbnLf)

276 270 As I've said before, when the voter dropped her kid off at a school where the Department of Education was more concerned about bathroom and locker room policy than about education, drove past the Home Depot parking lot full of illegal aliens that the Department of Homeland Security was trying to legalize, men who were being hired by the day to do the jobs her union carpenter father an union electrician husband used to do, and got to the polling place where the ballot was printed in four languages by order of the Department of Justice, and said to herself, "What the hell happened to my country?", how could she do anything but vote Trump?
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 04:31 PM (jK8Z7)

=======================

"He said pussy, and doesn't believe in climate change."
-Many women

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:32 PM (LmWWz)

277 266; I thought maybe after Catshits' daddy retired, things went all to hell.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2017 04:33 PM (KP5rU)

278 273 I never cared much for the Patrick Stewart Star Trek movies. They were all dumb and too long and kept me away from the hookers in my basement.

Anybody want a pizza roll? Email me if you want a pizza roll!
Posted by: Mr. Plinkett at March 03, 2017 04:32 PM (FqgrG)

=====================

I believe you're due for another video review.

Go back into your cave until you've finished!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:33 PM (LmWWz)

279 Sorry Jean Luc, but we have a trade surplus of faggy pretentious actors who want to opine idiotically on political matters - far from taking you in, we're actually going to need you to come over here and take a dozen or so over to England for us. You can start with Matt Damon.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at March 03, 2017 04:33 PM (oZ6kz)

280 Stewart got raves for his early performances in Posture Pals and are You Ready For Marriage?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2017 04:33 PM (8ZskC)

281 A Canadian taking on a Brit to save America? This is going to get confusing.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 03, 2017 04:27 PM (YEelc)

James T. Kirk is from Iowa. A RED state.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 04:34 PM (ZM2xo)

282
"He said pussy, and doesn't believe in climate change."

-Many women


Only stupid women.

Posted by: Infidel at March 03, 2017 04:34 PM (ByNzS)

283 232 >>Marginalize President Trump or fail to work with the new administration at your own peril because there are worse things than President Trump.

We just had one. I think people sometimes forget, Obama was also an outsider candidate who took down the prototypical establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Trump is arguably more of an outsider but if you go back to 2008 it as Obama who ran as the outsider who was going to change everything. I agree, it's important that Trump does well because we could either swing back to an establishment type or worse, another Obama from the left.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2017 04:24 PM (/tuJf)


I'm far from being a Bernard Goldberg fan, but I just heard a clip of him saying that what Cuck Schemer and the Dems are doing is actually a big gift to Trump. The constant calls for impeachment, comparisons to Hitler, rioting and violence is going to be a turn off to even people who voted for Hillary but are not really hardcore leftists. 2018 is still a long way away, but this insanity is going to backfire. Huge.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:34 PM (mbhDw)

284 The big divide is between those in The Borg and those who aren't. The Borg is the unholy alliance of BigGov, MSM, Academia, and some BigBiz industries, which predominates in some but not all of our cities.

If you're loyal Borg, and know and keep your place, you're insulated from failure. The best spots in The Borg are often reserved for those who are the most strident defenders of its prerogatives. They get to be Elite simply from station.

Which is why 97% of supposed scientists say they believe in CAGW.

This has led to what I've called the Sleep of Reason. Ironically, it's most pronounced in Academia

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 03, 2017 04:34 PM (SIY7D)

285 Not really the same. There were never any very bright Kennedys, although Joe Jr. might have been something if he'd lived.
Posted by: pep at March 03, 2017 04:16 PM (LAe3v)


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Except as a novice pilot, he decided to go flying at night over the ocean.....in fog.

Not too bright.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2017 04:34 PM (Fmupd)

286 I thought Patrick Stewart was Ben Kingsley.

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:35 PM (LTHVh)

287
247 Capt. Kirk spread his space seed across the galaxy...

.....Picard played on a little tin whistle.
Posted by: Landofskybluewater at March 03, 2017 04:27 PM (euO4K)


And spread his space seed across the holodeck.

Can you picture being a Brown Shirt of the Federation's Janitorial Corps and having to clean up that den of space spew every day? Our barrel has to be like a clean room for assembling microelectronic devices compared to a recently vacated Federation holodeck.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 04:35 PM (v1g1+)

288 Guess it's time to let Strongbow know that Stewart selling their swill isn't a net plus anymore.

Posted by: Aviator at March 03, 2017 04:35 PM (/Nite)

289 Was Patrick Stewart on Lucky Charms boxes?

Posted by: Killerdog at March 03, 2017 04:35 PM (7SC+O)

290 "He said pussy, and doesn't believe in climate change."
-Many women

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:32 PM (LmWWz)

But not a majority of white women.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 04:35 PM (ZM2xo)

291 160
I was watching Patrick Stewart as himself in an episode of 'Carpool'
(where Robert Llewellyn of Red Dwarf picks someone up and drives them to
wherever they need to go and they converse along the way) the other
day, and shut it off halfway through because he really is a dull twit.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 04:11 PM (oVJmc)

Many actors who are very good at memorizing and speaking other people's lines aren't that smart. Being a good actor takes skills that most people lack, but that have little to do with logic and reason.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 04:35 PM (jK8Z7)

292 "I thought maybe after Catshits' daddy retired, things went all to hell."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2017 04:33 PM (KP5rU)

Nope. All is holding together because God is great, amigo! Not bound too tight, not acting too loose.

Hope things are well with you, Sir!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:35 PM (6gk0M)

293 286 I thought Patrick Stewart was Ben Kingsley.
Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:35 PM (LTHVh)


They both put on a suit and played Brian Dennehy. Patrick was in the rear end.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:36 PM (mbhDw)

294 Oh and forgot Patrick Stewart played Patrick Stewart in a remake of Moby Dick in 1998

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 04:36 PM (HDU3V)

295 283 I'm far from being a Bernard Goldberg fan, but I just heard a clip of him saying that what Cuck Schemer and the Dems are doing is actually a big gift to Trump. The constant calls for impeachment, comparisons to Hitler, rioting and violence is going to be a turn off to even people who voted for Hillary but are not really hardcore leftists. 2018 is still a long way away, but this insanity is going to backfire. Huge.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:34 PM (mbhDw)

====================

We keep seeing stories of people saying, "I voted for Hillary and this stuff is disgusting."

I don't see many stories of people saying, "I voted for Trump, but now that Democrats are calling for impeachment, I'm against him."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:36 PM (LmWWz)

296
CNBC just showed that some Frenchies have an online campaign to make Barry the next president of France. Take him, he's yours

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 03, 2017 04:36 PM (493sH)

297 I thought Patrick Stewart was a great Formula 1 Drrriver.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 03, 2017 04:36 PM (hJrjt)

298 Not too bright.




John John was a 7 watt night light bulb in the grand scheme of things.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2017 04:36 PM (x/Nq/)

299 They used a James Patrick mask in the movie Jason.

Posted by: Guy who thinks he knows movie trivia but is always wrong at March 03, 2017 04:36 PM (fcqmr)

300
286 I thought Patrick Stewart was Ben Kingsley.
Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:35 PM (LTHVh)


They've never been in the same movie, so "plausible".

Even odder is the fact that neither thespian has ever appeared in a movie with Brian Dennehy.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (v1g1+)

301 Plus Stewart shills for that shitty pansy hard apple cider piss water. Might as well drink Budweiser.

Posted by: Strobe at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (gbWkA)

302 100 Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.
Posted by: steevy at March 03, 2017 04:01 PM (r/0kC)
----
A lot of these Anglosphere ACKtors said they were becoming citizens "to vote for Obama" or some such, but I suspect their applications were in the works long before when Chimpy McHitler was in the White House. Ergo, they wanted to become Americans when the idiot racist warmonger was in his ascendancy. What does that say about them?

Actually, I think it's just a career move.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (EnKk6)

303 I thought Joe Jr. was the one who went for a flight in a plane loaded with explosives in a very convoluted plan that failed during WWII.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (FqgrG)

304 Sir Pat Stewart has actor's thoughts which are naturally more advanced than us proles.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (j1Wvr)

305 Yes #41! They are found wanting!

Posted by: AnnaS at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (uf5be)

306 292: Things good here Slap, thanks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (KP5rU)

307 Patrick Stewart had a great bit on Extras with Ricky Gervais playing himself as a dirty old man. In real life, he's just a silly old man.

Posted by: gewa76 at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (B6OKy)

308 295
We keep seeing stories of people saying, "I voted for Hillary and this stuff is disgusting."

I don't see many stories of people saying, "I voted for Trump, but now that Democrats are calling for impeachment, I'm against him."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 03, 2017 04:36 PM (LmWWz)

PDT needs something big to grab the narrative back. A rally WITH Jeff Sessions might be a good idea. Texas? Ohio? Michigan (Mish Again?)?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (mbhDw)

309 285
Not really the same. There were never any very bright Kennedys, although Joe Jr. might have been something if he'd lived.

Posted by: pep at March 03, 2017 04:16 PM (LAe3v)





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Except as a novice pilot, he decided to go flying at night over the ocean.....in fog.



Not too bright.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2017 04:34 PM (Fmupd)

Failed the NY Bar Exam twice before he passed on the third try. His comment was, "Obviously, I'm not a major-league genius." (BTW, Hillary failed the first time -- Smartest Woman in the WorldTM)

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 04:38 PM (jK8Z7)

310 James T. Kirk is from Iowa. A RED state.

I was bring up Shatner and all that, but, I can't be bothered 'cause I've always thought of Stewart as a pretentious twat. So, carry on.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 03, 2017 04:38 PM (YEelc)

311 Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 03, 2017 04:36 PM (493sH)

It would be great if Marine LePen won because a bunch of idiot leftist frogs wrote in the name of a foreigner.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 04:38 PM (ZM2xo)

312 CNBC just showed that some Frenchies have an online campaign to make Barry the next president of France. Take him, he's yours.



40,000 signatures. Sorry, it would have been 41,000 signatures, but my hand started cramping and 39,500.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2017 04:38 PM (x/Nq/)

313 Even odder is the fact that neither thespian has ever appeared in a movie with Brian Dennehy.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (v1g1+)
----
Dennehy played Vasquez Rocks in that Star Trek crossover movie.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 03, 2017 04:38 PM (EnKk6)

314 ..."2018 is still a long way away, but this insanity is going to backfire. Huge."
-Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:34 PM (mbhDw)

It is and it will. As loathe as I am to wish for more destructive outbursts, they only serve to destroy much more than property.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:38 PM (6gk0M)

315 Someone mentioned the Holodeck?

Posted by: Lt. Barclay sporting a half chub in his unitard. at March 03, 2017 04:38 PM (euO4K)

316 I personally accept full responsibility for this grotesque error on behalf of WeirdDave whose fault it entirely was.

++++

Heh. Like that Charles Grodin line from Heaven Can Wait. "I confess! I would like to confess that she did it."

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 03, 2017 04:38 PM (R+30W)

317 303
I thought Joe Jr. was the one who went for a flight in a plane loaded
with explosives in a very convoluted plan that failed during WWII.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (FqgrG)

You're right, my comment earlier was about John Jr.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 04:39 PM (jK8Z7)

318 285 Not really the same. There were never any very bright Kennedys, although Joe Jr. might have been something if he'd lived.
Posted by: pep at March 03, 2017 04:16 PM (LAe3v)
-------------
Except as a novice pilot, he decided to go flying at night over the ocean.....in fog.
Not too bright.
Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2017 04:34 PM (Fmupd)



You're thinking of that idiot John John, a pretty boy who had the approximate IQ of a rutabaga.

Joe Jr. was Joseph Kennedy's firstborn son - the one who Joe originally intended to be the President - who died heroically carrying out a very dangerous bombing mission, IIRC.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2017 04:39 PM (SRKgf)

319 Rush was saying this Russia thing will eventually turn on the D's.
And added it was the D's getting cozy with the Russian Ambassador who was at the President Trump speach as a guest of the D's, and Sessions meeting with the Ambassador was set up by the Barak administration.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 04:40 PM (HDU3V)

320 >>I'm far from being a Bernard Goldberg fan, but I just heard a clip of him saying that what Cuck Schemer and the Dems are doing is actually a big gift to Trump. The constant calls for impeachment, comparisons to Hitler, rioting and violence is going to be a turn off to even people who voted for Hillary but are not really hardcore leftists. 2018 is still a long way away, but this insanity is going to backfire. Huge.


I heard it a little while ago myself as I was coming back from GAINZZZ. I think he's right. People just aren't seeing the craziness that the media is breathlessly reporting and after Trump's speech on Tuesday every more so.

I have to admit that Trump has already exceeded my expectations with his cabinet choices and the actions he's taken over the first 5 weeks and I can't be the only one. I think there are millions of people who are tired of wearing sackcloth and are secretly itching to cheer for their own country again.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2017 04:40 PM (/tuJf)

321 309 Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 04:38 PM (jK8Z7)


True story: I knew a guy who was an absolutely brilliant lawyer but he failed the NY bar exam about 4 times because of bad penmanship. I shit you not. He finally got some sort of an exemption whereby he was allowed to either type his answers or dictate to a stenographer and he got close to a perfect score.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:40 PM (mbhDw)

322 Missed it by thaaaaaat much.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2017 04:40 PM (SRKgf)

323 Patrick Stewart will be perfect for the next "hey fellow kids" recruitment video for the left.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 03, 2017 04:40 PM (6Ll1u)

324 Posted by: Ian S. at March 03, 2017 04:28 PM (KUTP5)

Someone here actually speculated that Trump had wargamed the succession to AG Sessions. Look like that commenter was correct.

Posted by: kallisto - at March 03, 2017 04:40 PM (nNdYv)

325 "Things good here Slap, thanks."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (KP5rU)

You're welcome, Good Sir. Good to hear!

I haven't had this much time to myself in weeks, so I'm just playing fast-and-loose while the fingers try to stay on the road.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:41 PM (6gk0M)

326 They've never been in the same movie, so "plausible".



Even odder is the fact that neither thespian has ever appeared in a movie with Brian Dennehy.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 04:37 PM (v1g1+)

I always suspected that James Coburn and Lee Marvin were the same person.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 04:41 PM (jK8Z7)

327 Ima givin' it all she's got

Posted by: Scotty in Engineering at March 03, 2017 04:41 PM (gbWkA)

328 >>You're thinking of that idiot John John, a pretty boy who had the approximate IQ of a rutabaga.

That really hurts.

Posted by: The Rutabaga at March 03, 2017 04:41 PM (/Nite)

329 I should have listened to Rush all-along.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:42 PM (6gk0M)

330 320
I have to admit that Trump has already exceeded my expectations with his cabinet choices and the actions he's taken over the first 5 weeks and I can't be the only one. I think there are millions of people who are tired of wearing sackcloth and are secretly itching to cheer for their own country again.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2017 04:40 PM (/tuJf)


PLUS . . . it is obvious to the average American that what is going in is far from merely hardball politics. If a few million people suddenly get the urge to protest, watch out.

Not going to end well for DC/Democrats/ Surrogate Dems.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:42 PM (mbhDw)

331 To be fair-ish, New York has one of the hardest bar exams, along with California, Texas and Florida.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 03, 2017 04:42 PM (0mRoj)

332 True story: I knew a guy who was an absolutely brilliant lawyer but he failed the NY bar exam about 4 times because of bad penmanship. I shit you not. He finally got some sort of an exemption whereby he was allowed to either type his answers or dictate to a stenographer and he got close to a perfect score.




Shit dude. Print.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2017 04:42 PM (x/Nq/)

333 ST Next Gen sucked and so does Patrick Stewart. That is all.

Posted by: freaked at March 03, 2017 04:42 PM (BO/km)

334 One argument for what Trump (and Trump voters) have done can be described using the James Warner Bellah story "Spanish Man's Grave." Any of you who read the late Mike Vanderboegh probably know the story. The idea is to drive the enemy to their "powerful medicine," and then show them their medicine's no good.

The Left and its Deep State abettors ran their playbook to the letter, checking off all the boxes and performing all the rites. In their belief system, their medicine made them invincible. Trump won anyway. The Deep State and its GOP-e abettors are now trying to throw it away.

Posted by: Zapp Branigan at March 03, 2017 04:43 PM (h1VJa)

335 "Sir Patrick Stewart will have to give up his knighthood."

If memory serves, in later life, Sir Alec Guinness was bitching that he'd prefer to relinquish his, because everyone was charging him too much money as a result.

"S.I.R. == Send Increased Revenue"

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2017 04:43 PM (noWW6)

336 Patrick Stewart is yummy. Oh My.

Posted by: Sulu at March 03, 2017 04:43 PM (gbWkA)

337
I always suspected that James Coburn and Lee Marvin were the same person.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 04:41 PM (jK8Z7)


And now that they're "both" "dead" we'll never know!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 04:43 PM (v1g1+)

338 312 CNBC just showed that some Frenchies have an online campaign to make Barry the next president of France. Take him, he's yours.
40,000 signatures. Sorry, it would have been 41,000 signatures, but my hand started cramping and 39,500.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2017 04:38 PM (x/Nq/)




They should pass the petition around here. I'd sign it (multiple times, too, Democrat style).

Hell, we'd even throw in Maxine Waters.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2017 04:43 PM (SRKgf)

339 I actually did believe that Frank Zappa and Leon Redbone were the same person. I thought is was a Zappa thing.

http://bit.ly/2mBRFWU

Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:43 PM (LTHVh)

340 326
I always suspected that James Coburn and Lee Marvin were the same person.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 04:41 PM (jK8Z7)


You're thinking of James Franciscus and Tony Franciosa. Also, Nanette Fabray and Shelley Fabares.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:43 PM (mbhDw)

341 Red pill! That's the one where you still get to have steak and stuff, right? That rat-bastard should have never done his compadres so wrong, but that was one delicious steak that he was having that night with Mr. Smith. No more goop! Yeah! Except for the part where he didn't finish the "job" and got incinerated by a "dead" guy, everything was going the rat-bastards' way. C'est la vie.

Posted by: goon at March 03, 2017 04:43 PM (EaQ6/)

342 Ominous post, Mr. Sefton.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:43 PM (6gk0M)

343 True story: I knew a guy who was an absolutely brilliant lawyer but he failed the NY bar exam about 4 times because of bad penmanship. I shit you not.


I know a lot of idiot lawyers whose handwriting must have been good enough to pass the bar exam.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2017 04:44 PM (8ZskC)

344 To be fair-ish, New York has one of the hardest bar exams, along with California, Texas and Florida.



Is it legal to shoot a Chinaman in Texas?

Hint: ask Judge Roy Bean.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2017 04:44 PM (x/Nq/)

345 PDT needs something big to grab the narrative back. A rally WITH Jeff Sessions might be a good idea. Texas? Ohio? Michigan (Mish Again?)?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


He can climb on his bully pulpit and stage a national address anytime he wants. After the joint address to Congress I believe his skills are now up to the task.

The teleprompter(s) help him stay on message, have a structure, and keep focused. He's learning exponentially, which has the democrats shitting their pants.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 03, 2017 04:44 PM (ZFUt7)

346 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:40 PM (mbhDw)

Hope he got close to a perfect score , he took it five times

Posted by: Guy who thinks he knows movie trivia but is always wrong at March 03, 2017 04:44 PM (fcqmr)

347 329 I should have listened to Rush all-along.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:42 PM (6gk0M)


He called what we are witnessing today two years ago. I remember the broadcast and he even replayed it today predicting Obama interfering with whoever won, especially if it was a Republican.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:45 PM (mbhDw)

348 338; why stop there? pelosi, schumer, and frankentard can go too. al can bring the ballots.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2017 04:45 PM (KP5rU)

349 You're thinking of James Franciscus and Tony Franciosa. Also, Nanette Fabray and Shelley Fabares.



Not to mention the partly-departed Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2017 04:45 PM (8ZskC)

350 Guess the UK is a Socialist paradise so he can leave it to work on another country to make it a Socialist utopia.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 04:45 PM (HDU3V)

351 Nancy Pelosi with Russian ambassador ...

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837770149767827456

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at March 03, 2017 04:45 PM (e8kgV)

352 The favorable scores Trump got after his speech the other night indicate that the smear jobs really aren't working.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 04:45 PM (oVJmc)

353 >>Ima givin' it all she's got

Posted by: Scotty in Engineering

Yes...yes! Oh....oh yeeeeeeees.

Posted by: Sulu at March 03, 2017 04:45 PM (/Nite)

354 342 Ominous post, Mr. Sefton.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:43 PM (6gk0M)


Number please?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:45 PM (mbhDw)

355 "True story: I knew a guy who was an absolutely brilliant lawyer but he failed the NY bar exam about 4 times because of bad penmanship. I shit you not. He finally got some sort of an exemption whereby he was allowed to either type his answers or dictate to a stenographer and he got close to a perfect score."

That makes my pedantry obsolete, so I reject this story out of self-preservation.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:46 PM (6gk0M)

356 346 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:40 PM (mbhDw)

Hope he got close to a perfect score , he took it five times
Posted by: Guy who thinks he knows movie trivia but is always wrong at March 03, 2017 04:44 PM (fcqmr)

Very sharp guy, but he had Einstein's hairdo and Sylvester the cat's voice/lisp.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:46 PM (mbhDw)

357
My own difficulty is keeping track of which one is Rowan and Martin and Lewis and Clark.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 04:47 PM (v1g1+)

358 This one:

"PLUS . . . it is obvious to the average American that what is going in is far from merely hardball politics. If a few million people suddenly get the urge to protest, watch out.

Not going to end well for DC/Democrats/ Surrogate Dems.
"

-Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:42 PM (mbhDw)

Ominous.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:47 PM (6gk0M)

359 358 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:47 PM (6gk0M)

Gotcha. Frankly a national mass rally/strike if G-d forbid PDT is ousted will be in order.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:48 PM (mbhDw)

360 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:46 PM (mbhDw)

Sounds like he would be the perfect lawyer to write appeals but not present them.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 03, 2017 04:48 PM (fcqmr)

361 324 Posted by: Ian S. at March 03, 2017 04:28 PM (KUTP5)

Someone here actually speculated that Trump had wargamed the succession to AG Sessions. Look like that commenter was correct.
Posted by: kallisto - at March 03, 2017 04:40 PM (nNdYv)


------------------


Hmmm. Interesting.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2017 04:49 PM (Fmupd)

362 348 338; why stop there? pelosi, schumer, and frankentard can go too. al can bring the ballots.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2017 04:45 PM (KP5rU)



Good point. Throw Fauxcahontas, Chelsea, and a few others to make a baker's dozen, and give 'em a group discount flight to France.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2017 04:49 PM (SRKgf)

363 We are now four months on, and they are so stupid they still don't understand, and so lunatic and impervious to reality they're still trying to wishcast an Alternate Universe into existence in which things which happened simply did not happen.

And I guess that "wishcast" is a word that I will have to add to the spell-check dictionary. Thanks, man! Like I don't have enough stuff to be aggravated about already!

Oh, and yeah. They are just pukes. No flowery Dan Brown double-talk is going to change that, or them.

Posted by: goon at March 03, 2017 04:49 PM (EaQ6/)

364 Oh good Lord,Patrick Stewart becoming an American citizen so he can "fight" Trump.

===============

We are broken. will you fix us?

You are smart.

We need things to make us go!



Posted by: American Left at March 03, 2017 04:49 PM (XHDeu)

365 Not to mention the partly-departed Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2017 04:45 PM (8ZskC)

No kidding! I kept wondering why the Bill Paxton memorials never mentioned "Independence Day," which I thought was his greatest role, just because of the contrast with Bill Clinton at the time, who you could never imagine putting on a flight suit and leading he world against the invaders. But I guess that was Bill Pullman, not Paxton. Or was it?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 04:49 PM (jK8Z7)

366 Kill them and confiscate their property

Posted by: Karmic Justice at March 03, 2017 04:49 PM (B8KYw)

367
Ominous.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:47 PM (6gk0M)


These would be easier to spot if pixy would some across with the Surround Sound audio that we've been promised here for Lo! these many years.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 04:50 PM (v1g1+)

368 Sorry, Patrick, the country's full.

Posted by: Moose out Front at March 03, 2017 04:50 PM (kTF2Z)

369 It only takes about 20% of a population to start something that can't be reversed.

If I had any idea what that meant, I would be intelligent.

As I've said over and over again...

My talent lies in spelling things correctly. End of talent.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:50 PM (6gk0M)

370 "Joe Jr. was Joseph Kennedy's firstborn son - the one who Joe originally
intended to be the President - who died heroically carrying out a very
dangerous bombing mission, IIRC."

Compared to the combat casualty rates of, say, the Eighth Air Force in the same theater at the same time, the mission which Joe Jr. was flying ought to have been a comparative cakewalk: putting a sacrificial plane onto an intercept course, then deliberately hitting the silk and letting the automated terminal guidance handle the final segment of flying in the risk zone.

Plenty of aircrew in B-17s bound for tough targets like Stuttgart would have traded seats.

What killed him wasn't enemy fire, but a fuzing malfunction.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2017 04:50 PM (noWW6)

371 It appears Ryan is ready to insert his ACA lite bill into us but hey! Let's continue talking about some smug Hollywood douchebag.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 03, 2017 04:51 PM (LbnLf)

372 Kill them and confiscate their property
Posted by: Karmic Justice at March 03, 2017 04:49 PM (B8KYw)



Wow. Tough crowd.

Also, you forgot "rape their livestock."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2017 04:51 PM (8ZskC)

373 Heather Thomas, Heather Locklear , Heather Graham .

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 03, 2017 04:51 PM (fcqmr)

374 339 I actually did believe that Frank Zappa and Leon Redbone were the same person. I thought is was a Zappa thing.

http://bit.ly/2mBRFWU
Posted by: Grump928(C) just back from the rifle range at March 03, 2017 04:43 PM (LTHVh)


Ixnay on the appa-Zay.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 03, 2017 04:51 PM (0mRoj)

375 http://bit.ly/2lnxH22
-----
Why does General Mattis want the female John Kerry at a top Pentagon post?

Because ALL Generals who get that high in the food chain & political animals

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 03, 2017 04:51 PM (y3aQB)

376 Morgan Fairchild and Morgan Freeman

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2017 04:52 PM (8ZskC)

377 Ted Kennedy was throw out of college for cheating on an essay test. He was handed a booklet through the test room window & turned it in. It was typed.

Posted by: Trey Treyvon Ill at March 03, 2017 04:52 PM (bc2Lc)

378 "Someone here actually speculated that Trump had wargamed the succession to AG Sessions. Look like that commenter was correct.

That would be me. If I'm right on the next step, either Boente, the current DOJ #2 (the guy the Obamans kicked off the list) or the new DOJ #2 Rosenstein who is still waiting on confirmation, will give Schumer et al what they want -- a special prosecutor.

But this SP will pursue a broader mandate. Heh.

An advantage is that this operation can be run as a silo with a cadre of loyalists away from the corrupt DOJ.

Developing ...

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 03, 2017 04:52 PM (SIY7D)

379 Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2017 04:50 PM (noWW6)


Thanks for the info. Still, he did die doing something worthwhile, which is rare for a Kennedy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2017 04:52 PM (SRKgf)

380 Gotcha. Frankly a national mass rally/strike if G-d forbid PDT is ousted will be in order.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2017 04:48 PM (mbhDw)


I believe one is in order now. Was thinking of that on my way back from lunch. Trump voters are watching all these shenanigans, can't imagine they are happy. I have seen no erosion of support for him, in fact there is more evidence of enthusiastic approval, for instance in my neck of the woods, business people are flying Trump flags under Old Glory or from their trucks. They are erecting Trump signs in front of their businesses.

I live in the Philadelphia suburbs, not deep red Oklahoma or Kentucky.

Posted by: kallisto - at March 03, 2017 04:52 PM (nNdYv)

381 "Wow. Tough crowd.
Also, you forgot "rape their livestock."
"
-Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2017 04:51 PM (8ZskC)

"Given"

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:52 PM (6gk0M)

382 We've been saying this to ourselves for years. Ace, you've been writing about this for, I think, years as well. We've reached critical mass. The illusion of "elites" is being shattered. Finally.

Their failures have been so profound that their ignorance, incompetence, arrogance, and corruption cannot be missed or ignored... even by Les Deplorables.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 03, 2017 04:52 PM (1CroS)

383 I should have studied a bit more history than engineering/science back in younger days. Then, I think a lot of current events wouldn't be surprising to me at all, and even predictable.

Posted by: Roy at March 03, 2017 04:53 PM (VndSC)

384 Dear Patrick Stewart,

If you are an immigrant, you join us.

We don't join you.

- America

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 03, 2017 04:53 PM (4AVeu)

385 177 148 The first generation had to be hungry and sneaky. The second needed to be less so, and were at least somewhat aware of not being the sharpest tool in the shed Which meant they hired the same type as themselves, but dumber.

So this is Chelsea Clinton's story, yes ?
______________________

See also: Kennedy, Caroline

Posted by: Lily Formerly of HotAir (Now from AoSHQ)assassin in the night at March 03, 2017 04:14 PM (vivhj)
------------------------------------
This is really about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Bill Kristol at March 03, 2017 04:53 PM (Nox3c)

386 Thanks for the info. Still, he did die doing something worthwhile, which is rare for a Kennedy.


Hey now! I invented a new use for a 9 iron.

Posted by: Michael Skakel at March 03, 2017 04:53 PM (8ZskC)

387
What killed him wasn't enemy fire, but a fuzing malfunction.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2017 04:50 PM (noWW6)


Oh, great, we're back to talking about that low T mangina who couldn't raise a beard but needed beard oil just two weeks into his failed attempt because "itching".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 04:53 PM (v1g1+)

388 >>>Oh and forgot Patrick Stewart played Patrick Stewart in a remake of Moby Dick in 1998<<<

I thought Patrick Stewart played Patrick Stewart in the cisX-Men.

Posted by: Fritz at March 03, 2017 04:54 PM (YAPkP)

389 We do not Obama here.

Posted by: Pepe Le Pew at March 03, 2017 04:54 PM (gbWkA)

390 377 Ted Kennedy was throw out of college for cheating on an essay test. He was handed a booklet through the test room window turned it in. It was typed.
Posted by: Trey Treyvon Ill at March 03, 2017 04:52 PM (bc2Lc)



Is that separate from the time he was kicked out of Harvard for paying someone to take a Spanish test for him? His cunning plan went awry when during the exam he ran into the instructor in Harvard Square, and yet a test was turned in for him.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2017 04:54 PM (SRKgf)

391 >>Heather Thomas, Heather Locklear , Heather Graham .

Isla Fisher and Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2017 04:54 PM (NOIQH)

392 343 True story: I knew a guy who was an absolutely brilliant lawyer but he failed the NY bar exam about 4 times because of bad penmanship. I shit you not.

--------------

Medical or any health-related school. Handwriting degrades exponentially from having to write fast notes. My handwriting now is atrocious.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2017 04:55 PM (Fmupd)

393 I just wonder how much better the world would be if we simply gave everyone, in every nursing home in America, a box cutter and said to them something simple such as, "don't cut yourself". They want a zombie apocalypse, fulfil their wishes. It would be good for the economy if H.L. Mencken's words took on a physical form, rather than being only prose.

Posted by: goon at March 03, 2017 04:56 PM (EaQ6/)

394 Rosie O'Donnell and a Baboon's Ass.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 04:56 PM (oVJmc)

395 Morgan Fairchild and Morgan Freeman:

1 part Captain Morgan

2 parts 7-Up

Posted by: Max Power at March 03, 2017 04:56 PM (q177U)

396 What helmet hath Dana Perino's hair wrought?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:56 PM (6gk0M)

397 I never use thew term "elite" when thinking of people. I consider people either interesting or kind of smart, and I suppose if were going to consider anyone elite not would be people who don't consider themselves that, but rather-humble people who try to make a positive difference in people's lives. in unshowy ways. That would not include anyone from the government, entertainment or sports, although I think Tim Tebow is quite a good person. Doesn't seem so stuck on himself either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 03, 2017 04:56 PM (fDdVG)

398 386 Thanks for the info. Still, he did die doing something worthwhile, which is rare for a Kennedy.
Hey now! I invented a new use for a 9 iron.
Posted by: Michael Skakel at March 03, 2017 04:53 PM (8ZskC)



Hey, I threw a great downfield block on a big ass pine tree!

Posted by: Michael Kennedy at March 03, 2017 04:56 PM (SRKgf)

399 394
Rosie O'Donnell and a Baboon's Ass.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 04:56 PM (oVJmc)

^^ thread winner

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 04:57 PM (jK8Z7)

400 I remain convinced that the Iceland Plan--firing all of them and making them all ineligible for any gov't position, elected, appointed, or hired, FOR LIFE--is the only viable way to clean up this mess.

And I mean ALL OF THEM.

Elected. Appointed. Or Hired.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 03, 2017 04:57 PM (9krrF)

401 Dana is officially under her hair.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 04:57 PM (6gk0M)

402 Until this culture shifts away from selfishness, self-pleasure, rejection of absolutes; until it moves toward respect for wisdom, honor for truth, and love of virtue, this is only going to get worse. Donald Trump's crass and crude manners and life are a product of our culture, not the origin of it. He's what we're producing. We're getting the kind of leaders that we as a culture are developing and promoting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 03, 2017 04:03 PM (39g3+)

I'll take a crude and crass son of a bitch like Trump any day over any of those cock sucking pieces of shit on the Pathetic Left.

Because at the end of the day, loudmouth or not, Trump is a good man. Lefty scum are not, no matter how they act.

Count me in with the crude and crass decent people.

Posted by: Country boy - etc. etc. at March 03, 2017 04:57 PM (Jcg9Q)

403 Rosie O'Donnell and a Baboon's Ass.

GFY

Posted by: A Baboon's Ass at March 03, 2017 04:57 PM (8ZskC)

404 Meanwhile, Schumer steps on yet another rake:

http://pamelageller.com/2017/03/schumers-muslim-rapist.html/

Muslim he fought to get into the country under Trump's ban accused of molesting 13 year old girl.

"We're confident in our investigation and the results of it," he said. "There were other witnesses. Social media was involved. There's evidence that supports the charges."

The news is trying really hard to avoid noting he's a Muslim, although as Gellar points out, they were happy to bring it up when the travel thing was going on.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 03, 2017 04:58 PM (39g3+)

405 By the way, I was in awe of our new Sec. of the Interior. Ryan Zinke of Montana , rode a horse to his office in DC yesterday. He is a former Navy Seal, a lifelong Montanan, and rode with the Park Police from their stables up to the Interior office building, cowboy hat and all. He was greeted by numerous park officer, police, etc. and a group of Native Americans who performed a drum ceremony to welcome him.

There are numerous sites that have photos and a write up.

Posted by: Jen at March 03, 2017 04:59 PM (K7A0z)

406 332 True story: I knew a guy who was an absolutely brilliant lawyer but he failed the NY bar exam about 4 times because of bad penmanship. I shit you not. He finally got some sort of an exemption whereby he was allowed to either type his answers or dictate to a stenographer and he got close to a perfect score.




Shit dude. Print.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2017 04:42 PM (x/Nq/)

Given the time pressure involved I don't think anybody could pull that off.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 03, 2017 04:59 PM (0mRoj)

407 Except as a novice pilot, he decided to go flying at night over the ocean.....in fog.

Not too bright.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2017 04:34 PM (Fmupd)


The wife going shopping with her sister until it was dark might have had something to do with it ... but then I didn't see the flight plan so that might be agiitprop from the other side ...

Posted by: Adriane the Matrix Critic ... at March 03, 2017 04:59 PM (AoK0a)

408 394 Rosie O'Donnell and a Baboon's Ass.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 04:56 PM (oVJmc)

I believe Mis Hum posted the Baboon's Ass on the ONT last night.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2017 04:59 PM (ZM2xo)

409 Posted by: Fritz at March 03, 2017 04:54 PM

Yes and on Wiki it mentions Patrick Stewart played Patrick Stewart in a episopde in the last season of Frazier

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2017 04:59 PM (HDU3V)

410 Count me in with the crude and crass decent people.

Posted by: Country boy - etc. etc. at March 03, 2017 04:57 PM (Jcg9Q)

This!

Posted by: MAC-SOG at March 03, 2017 04:59 PM (QPdNE)

411 Joe Sr was quite smart and cunning. Joe Jr was smart. Jack wasn't a dullard. Bobby was cunning. Ted was one of the Fredos in the family.

John John got a great gig out of law school at the Manhattan DA's office (Law & Order), but DA Morgenthau had to hondle his career, especially after John John failed the NY bar a couple of times. John John couldn't fuck up his first trial or the tabloids would be all over it.

So there was this junkie who broke into a fancy apartment, stole some jewelry which he put in his pocket and then decided to take a quick nap on the couch, until the owners came home and called NYPD, who found said junkie on the coach, asleep, with the loot in his pocket.

Ordinarily a case like this would plea out, but Morgenthau had John John's first case for trial!

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 03, 2017 04:59 PM (SIY7D)

412 For reals I get these two mixed up. Anyone else?

Renee Zellweger and Joey Lauren Adams.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 03, 2017 04:59 PM (fcqmr)

413 ..."Count me in with the crude and crass decent people."
-Posted by: Country boy - etc. etc. at March 03, 2017 04:57 PM (Jcg9Q)

*Amen* Can I get my passport stamped, Good Sir?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 05:00 PM (6gk0M)

414 By the way, I was in awe of our new Sec. of the Interior. Ryan Zinke of Montana

Who has since said that he's not happy with DJT's proposed budget cuts for Interior.

Didn't get the memo, I guess.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 05:00 PM (v1g1+)

415 Nood Pelosi

Posted by: A Baboon's Ass at March 03, 2017 05:00 PM (8ZskC)

416 13,
"Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Purchase A Plethora of Pungent Pithy Phrases at the Outrage Outlet! at March 03, 2017 03:46 PM "

What we are seeing is as if the entire left were the spawn of Nishi and Thor.


Posted by: geoffb5 at March 03, 2017 05:01 PM (d3wbb)

417 Donald Trump's crass and crude manners and life are a product of our
culture, not the origin of it. He's what we're producing. We're getting
the kind of leaders that we as a culture are developing and promoting

====

Do you actually believe this?

If Donald Trump had a crass and crude life then sign me up.

W was 'nice'. Maybe we could get him back for you.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 03, 2017 05:01 PM (KgpWR)

418 >>I believe Mis Hum posted the Baboon's Ass on the ONT last night.

Baboon's ass just got a tattoo like Rihanna - the kind that spans the under-boob. Of course she tweeted it. Ugh. Don't tell Mis. Hum!!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2017 05:01 PM (NOIQH)

419 "For reals I get these two mixed up. Anyone else?
Renee Zellweger and Joey Lauren Adams.
"
-Posted by: Jack Sock at March 03, 2017 04:59 PM (fcqmr)

One is old and the other is cross-eyed.

...wait

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 05:01 PM (6gk0M)

420 For reals I get these two mixed up. Anyone else?

Renee Zellweger and Joey Lauren Adams.


I keep getting Renee Zellweger mixed up with someone who had an allergic reaction to a bee sting.

Posted by: gewa76 at March 03, 2017 05:02 PM (B6OKy)

421 Rosie would maybe wash away the taste of yesterday's ONT pictures of Lena. Maybe?

Or would that be a double-downer?! I bet that she could go belly-to-belly with her (insert any harpy name here) any day of the week ... except today. please. I've had Taco Bell and I don't feel very well already.

Posted by: goon at March 03, 2017 05:02 PM (EaQ6/)

422 Speaking of old and cross-eyed...

Nood Pelosi!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2017 05:02 PM (6gk0M)

423 392 343 True story: I knew a guy who was an absolutely brilliant lawyer but he failed the NY bar exam about 4 times because of bad penmanship. I shit you not.
________________________

Yeah. Some important legal words like "government mandate" and "compulsory submission" actually looked like imaginary words like "freedom" and "liberty", which clearly constitutes immediate failure in New York law.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 03, 2017 05:02 PM (4AVeu)

424
Baboon's ass just got a tattoo like Rihanna - the kind that spans the under-boob.


On a positive note, they found the two missing tuna sandwiches and her pet chihuahua that had been missing for months in her fat folds when she got the "artistry" done.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 03, 2017 05:03 PM (v1g1+)

425 Given the time pressure involved I don't think anybody could pull that off.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 03, 2017 04:59 PM (0mRoj)

I did (Texas bar). Of course, I've printed instead of cursive written since whenever it was we could stop cursive writing, I guess about 8th grade.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 05:04 PM (jK8Z7)

426 Ahhhh...and another Friday and the Hollywood elites will NOT be receiving any of the $69 dollars in my pocket this weekend.

F/U Hollywood.

Week 13 of my boycott...life is good.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 03, 2017 05:05 PM (0tfLf)

427 Muslim he fought to get into the country under Trump's ban accused of molesting 13 year old girl.


He's from India. Trump's travel ban shouldn't have affected him....

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 03, 2017 05:06 PM (oVJmc)

428 Take a warp core dump, Patrick.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 03, 2017 05:06 PM (FtrY1)

429 I'm real proud of George for doing his paintings of the guys that he has met, and helped, and cared about, but he should have yanked people up out of their seats, by their scrawny Hollywood necks, and told them to get on their knees 'cause papa's home and they need schoolin'. I'm disappointed George. You can have more than one "bullhorn" day, if you'll just take the chance.

Posted by: goon at March 03, 2017 05:07 PM (EaQ6/)

430 Nood.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 05:07 PM (jK8Z7)

431 425 Given the time pressure involved I don't think anybody could pull that off.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 03, 2017 04:59 PM (0mRoj)

I did (Texas bar). Of course, I've printed instead of cursive written since whenever it was we could stop cursive writing, I guess about 8th grade.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2017 05:04 PM (jK8Z7)

Impressive. I've never met anyone who could print fast.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 03, 2017 05:08 PM (0mRoj)

432 Isn't this the same thing that William F. Buckley meant when he said, "I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University"? And he was a member of that "elite" so revered in our times when it is but a "white-washed tomb" at best.

Posted by: Sharon W at March 03, 2017 05:08 PM (R0yq0)

433 VDH and Ace's commentary is so true it makes me want to cry. Because someone is actually saying what's true -- and because knowing the truth means we have to respond accordingly.

Posted by: Mrs. SOB at March 03, 2017 06:07 PM (gIYzw)

434 One should not mock the afflicted; however, there are times when one can resist anything but temptation.

In a similar vein:

One should never ascribe to malice, that which is probably just plain incompetence.

But..........

Posted by: Bruce at March 03, 2017 06:30 PM (nIUnC)

435 "The Elites Are Not Elite" . . . duh!!! I've always referred to them as the "so-called elites" or the "self-described elites." They are frauds.

Posted by: Locke Common at March 03, 2017 06:32 PM (x7xQI)

436 You're thinking of James Franciscus and Tony Franciosa. Also, Nanette Fabray and Shelley Fabares.

Not to mention the partly-departed Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman.


And those two teen girls on the Patty Duke show.

Posted by: Crusader at March 03, 2017 06:34 PM (ewSN2)

437 Ace,

I've been writing about the lack of 'expertise' among our 'experts' in financial regulation (my chosen field) since about 2010. The idiots who write the rules simply can't keep up intellectually, with the geniuses whose job it is to stay ahead of the rules.

This one from just before the Trump era, explains the government generated incentives that caused the Mortgage bond crisis, and is offered in the guise of a review of the book, The Big Short.

http://freenj.blogspot.com/2015/12/big-short-brad-pitt-proves-hes-idiot.html

In fact, it's simplistic, stupid government regulation which provided the incentives for the derivatives markets in the first place. Or at least any derivative more complicated than a Commodity future is certainly a product of government attempts at regulating market behavior.

With that said though, your brethren in the news business are nearly as bad:

http://freenj.blogspot.com/2015/07/greece-frightened-and-confused-by.html

Posted by: Tom at March 03, 2017 07:23 PM (LXJOG)

438 These elites of ours might not be incompetent. They might just be convinced that the other side is "evil" and "immoral" and therefore incapable or unworthy of being co-opted and assimilated. Thereby setting up the conditions for a revolution where two diametrically opposed sides fight a war of elimination, either through violence or politics.

Posted by: Fred at March 04, 2017 12:19 AM (hJ6fa)

439 I still have one of those old T-shirts with the logo:
"Peace through superior firepower".

Printed over the classic "Peace" symbol.

The real definition of "superior firepower" being, not overwhelming delivery of high explosives, though that has its place, but:

"One shot, One "kill""


Posted by: Bruce at March 04, 2017 06:16 AM (nIUnC)

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