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This is the Rule 34 of Cocktail Circuit punditry.

Meanwhile, Max Boot writes another Washington Post piece asking why Republicans can't just be Democrats.



You know-- getting down to the questions that Real Republicans are always asking.

I didn't read his article due to the paywall. Okay, that's a lie. I didn't read his article because he's Max Boot.

But @Molratty did. Here's her reaction:

Absent from this piece is any explanation of how Trump threatens the rule of law any more than some of his predecessors did. Kind of an important part of the argument, isn't it?

I'm one of those persuadable Trump skeptics. I'd prefer he wasn't the president. I'm not a fan of most of his behavior. I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

But it would take an extraordinary case to convince me he poses such a unique danger that I should generically vote for politicians with whom I vehemently disagree just to restore order. This piece comes nowhere near making that case.

Boot doesn't even try to make it. He just assumes you agree with him and then complains that people aren't doing enough. And, he doesn't bother addressing the problems with Democrats and their policies or why his concern about Trump should override those problems.

This is a recurring theme with anti-Trump Republicans. It's nothing but a rant. It's not persuasive and makes the person making the argument seem unserious.

...

I honestly think a lot of these guys are subconsciously driven by not wanting to be associated with "those yucky people." It's disappointing to see presumably rational and thoughtful writers sink to this depth.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 12:37 PM




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1 Rfoist

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 24, 2018 12:31 PM (0Le4j)

2 Does seem to be a bit of an echo chamber with those folks.

Posted by: Mordineus at April 24, 2018 12:31 PM (HJEdL)

3 !

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 24, 2018 12:32 PM (0Le4j)

4 I'll get the others.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 24, 2018 12:32 PM (0Le4j)

5 Katy Tur's dad-mom used to have tots, but shim got them lopped off. THAT is what's ridiculous.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at April 24, 2018 12:33 PM (kkHcG)

6 Can somebody explain to me just how Trump's presidency has been "disastrous"?

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 12:33 PM (LiyEm)

7 Zink ze conzervatives!!!

Posted by: Das Boot at April 24, 2018 12:34 PM (vtcmf)

8 Jake Tapper has dandruff.

Posted by: wth at April 24, 2018 12:34 PM (HgMAr)

9 Reflection of the Republican party as a whole.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 24, 2018 12:34 PM (r9UYA)

10 What's a Molratty? Is that a person whose opinion I should value?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 24, 2018 12:34 PM (pvjTE)

11 I fully understand the "not want to be associated with those People!" because that is exactly how I feel about them. It goes both ways. It never occurs to them that they appear (and usually are) trashy, stupid, liars, and hysterics. They are marginizing themselves out of mattering one hoot in hell. Who listens to them?

Posted by: Lester at April 24, 2018 12:35 PM (LfJIn)

12 If you want a vision of fucktardery, imagine a Max Boot childishly stomping his tiny foot - forever.

Posted by: George Orwell at April 24, 2018 12:35 PM (XkVXQ)

13 >>10 What's a Molratty?

Form of weasel?

Posted by: Under Fire at April 24, 2018 12:35 PM (r9UYA)

14 I'm one of those persuadable Trump skeptics. I'd prefer he wasn't the president. I'm not a fan of most of his behavior.

I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

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He's getting his dick sucked in the Oval Office?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 12:35 PM (pQplJ)

15 "...presumably rational and thoughtful writers..."

I think I see the problem

Posted by: AndrewB at April 24, 2018 12:35 PM (i4ut5)

16 In other news,Jim Acosta continues to be a gigantic yawning chasm of an asshole.

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 12:35 PM (LiyEm)

17 The deal is there was 8 years of pent up rage that the media could not express under Obama, King Shit Midas. SO it is exploding out now.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 24, 2018 12:36 PM (pw+jk)

18 *shouts into Hillary's Huma* ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO


What's up Horde?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:36 PM (9CkBG)

19 It's infinitely beyond my understanding how any self confessed conservative could support Hillary Clinton. If it's a matter of couth I don't see a frail, mentally ill alcoholic with rage issues is more appealing than Donald Trump.
Oh I forgot to mention she hates half the American people.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2018 12:36 PM (sILsL)

20 I'm not a fan of most of his behavior. I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

see, this is what virtue signaling looks like. if you find yourself posting this, ask yourself why you felt the need to.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 24, 2018 12:36 PM (TXZiW)

21 I'd prefer he wasn't the president. I'm not a fan of most of his behavior. I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

Now do Owebama, you insufferable scrunt.....

Posted by: Sponge at April 24, 2018 12:36 PM (F4u7C)

22 I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

*giggles*

*pops sidewalk boner over hot teen girls*

Posted by: BJ Clinton at April 24, 2018 12:36 PM (XkVXQ)

23 ... or status signaling, rather.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 24, 2018 12:37 PM (TXZiW)

24 "sink to this depth"


Lately, I've been thinking this is their usual depth, it's just that the mask was ripped off when that orange vulgarian won the election and started stomping up dirt in their DC swamp.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 24, 2018 12:37 PM (W+vEI)

25 My feet aren't tiny!

[stamps little booted foot]

Posted by: Max Little Boot at April 24, 2018 12:37 PM (zoyKY)

26 I would have not used the word "unserious". Something else comes to mind.

But she nailed it with the last paragraph.

Posted by: Deep Moron #367 at April 24, 2018 12:37 PM (PXyHj)

27 I'm one of those persuadable Trump skeptics. I'd prefer he wasn't the president. I'm not a fan of most of his behavior. I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.



You are a full of shit fool.
Kindly list the wrong behaviors and the irreparable damage.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 12:37 PM (pQplJ)

28 You think any of the Cocktail Party really cares about Tater Tots?

Posted by: josephistan at April 24, 2018 12:37 PM (7HtZB)

29 ...OK the tater tots things wasn't remotely interesting enough to reply to, let alone make a thread about it. This must be some elitist hotel cultural thing I'm not a part of.

I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

There's no such thing. I do wish we had a better class of leadership in this nation, but look around you. Where are they going to come from? The leadership we get in a democracy reflects, not leads, the culture.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 12:37 PM (39g3+)

30 He's getting his dick sucked in the Oval Office?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 12:35 PM (pQplJ)

Or bombing an aspirin factory to take attention away from his man whoring?

Posted by: ALH at April 24, 2018 12:37 PM (uLuPn)

31 Who, and why is she at the pool mid day?

Or is xhe?

Inquiring minds...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 24, 2018 12:37 PM (7LY+6)

32 I'm loving Trump's Presidency and I'm also wondering what is disastrous about it other than anti-Trumpers look small and stupid with their non arguments.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 24, 2018 12:38 PM (U+nHb)

33 I honestly think a lot of these guys are subconsciously driven by not wanting to be associated with "those yucky people." It's disappointing to see presumably rational and thoughtful writers sink to this depth.

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We have a winner.

Ace convinced me long ago that culture was one of the chief motivating factors in how the Republican Party operates. Those on the "inside" lose their sense of the culture of those on the "outside", and begin to not only prefer the "insider" culture, but to actually detest that of the "outsiders".

Must be nice when every bottle of scotch people throw at you is $200+ instead of Cutty Sark, you know?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:38 PM (aFMSC)

34 The TWEETS,my GOD the TWEETS!
That's what their whole problem with Trump boils down to.

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 12:38 PM (LiyEm)

35 I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.


Heh.

Posted by: Bubba Clintoon at April 24, 2018 12:38 PM (vtcmf)

36 Jim Acosta acts rather entitled for someone with no discernible intellect.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2018 12:38 PM (sILsL)

37 So the bottom line to "principled true conservatives" is:

TRUMP IS A POOPY HEAD!!!!

Intelligent argument from very intelligent and educated people...that have their head so far up their asses their head actually comes back out their neck hole.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (pw+jk)

38 The banter between, Tur, Tapper, Goldberg and Hayes is stupid. I'm embarrassed for them.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (U+nHb)

39 29 I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

There's no such thing. I do wish we had a better class of leadership in this nation, but look around you. Where are they going to come from? The leadership we get in a democracy reflects, not leads, the culture.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 12:37 PM (39g3+)

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Andrew Jackson killed a man in a duel (not to mention all the Indians) and couldn't spell to save his life.

Andrew Johnson threatened people with his pistols.

Lyndon Johnson pulled his dick out to show everyone.

What presidential norms?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (aFMSC)

40 Is "tater tots" another code word like "cheese pizza"?

Posted by: josephistan at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (7HtZB)

41 There's no such thing. I do wish we had a better class of leadership in this nation, but look around you. Where are they going to come from? The leadership we get in a democracy reflects, not leads, the culture.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 12:37 PM (39g3+)

++++

Just read a piece by zman making that point.

http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=13623

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (pvjTE)

42 I am open to the possibility that [Trump]'s doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

-
Scott Adams cites Trump's coloring outside the lines as precisely why we are entering a new golden age. I'm not I agree but I hope he is right.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (+y/Ru)

43 Napoleon, give me some of your tots!

Posted by: Randy at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (8cKhS)

44 Pretty sure that Trump hasn't used an intern as a humidor in the Oval Office.

He also probably hasn't put his feet up on the Resolute Desk.

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (cAnNx)

45 37 So the bottom line to "principled true conservatives" is:

TRUMP IS A POOPY HEAD!!!!

Intelligent argument from very intelligent and educated people...that have their head so far up their asses their head actually comes back out their neck hole.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (pw+jk)

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He's not of the body.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (aFMSC)

46 I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct."

"open"?

Like Bubba's fly?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (7LY+6)

47 Yet another NeverSane temper tantrum, and a BCochrane sighting...

I'm not saying there's a connection.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (AM1GF)

48 I read one of his books on war, did not leave any impression.

Posted by: Quint at April 24, 2018 12:40 PM (n13/j)

49 ...OK the tater tots things wasn't remotely interesting enough to reply to, let alone make a thread about it. This must be some elitist hotel cultural thing I'm not a part of.

I saw Napoleon Dynamite once. How do you do fellow kids?

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at April 24, 2018 12:40 PM (XkVXQ)

50 Ooh, all the cool kids are retweeting each other while this is me not giving a hoot.

Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 12:40 PM (/3+Sg)

51 It's disappointing to see presumably rational and thoughtful writers sink to this depth.
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Where the hell have you been since the 60's?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 24, 2018 12:40 PM (QxXRY)

52 Who the eff in D.C. gives a shit about tater tots? Isn't that a redneck, hillbilly, Trump voting, backwoods moron kind of thing?

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 24, 2018 12:40 PM (U+nHb)

53 "I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct."

Trump is being a dick to your face as opposed to being one behind your back as was customary. Guess which one is more honest, straightforward, and honorable?

Trump is trying to repair the irreparable, and he's doing it rather transparently. That's an indictment of "presidential norms", not of Trump.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 24, 2018 12:40 PM (H8S+R)

54 see, this is what virtue signaling looks like. if you find yourself posting this, ask yourself why you felt the need to.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 24, 2018 12:36 PM (TXZiW)

Yeah, when someone does that I just tune out. Trump has been pretty Presidential except for his tweets. Of course that's about the only way anyone gets to hear him without the press filter.

Posted by: WOPR at April 24, 2018 12:40 PM (J70i0)

55 You know who liked tots?

That's right, Jethro Tull.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (zoyKY)

56 The idea of there being a "Uniparty" is just a lie spread by the far left and far right! We educated elites know that the thought of such a thing is preposterous.

Posted by: The Uniparty at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (HRTU/)

57 "Must be nice when every bottle of scotch people throw at you is $200+ instead of Cutty Sark, you know?"

has the same effect in the end.

Posted by: cirrhosis at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (TXZiW)

58 If I were the Chinese, Russians, or any other potential enemy, I would wait for peak tater tot talk and then invade. I mean, how childish are adults these days?

Posted by: Quint at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (n13/j)

59 47 Yet another NeverSane temper tantrum, and a BCochrane sighting...

I'm not saying there's a connection.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (AM1GF)



3) Spelling is umportnat; H) You could try, but you'd fail

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (9CkBG)

60 I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.
.............

La de fucking da

Posted by: wth at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (HgMAr)

61 >>You think any of the Cocktail Party really cares about Tater Tots?



Pretty sure to them, it's: "tater tots" = what white trash Trumpies eat.

LOL, look at that lady pissed about tater tots! Tater tots - not waygu beef, or some other Acela corridor foodie favorite.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (W+vEI)

62 I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct."

"open"?

Like Bubba's fly?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (7LY+6)

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Excellent.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (U+nHb)

63 that have their head so far up their asses their head actually comes back out their neck hole."

Ah. The infamous "Mobius Dick"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (7LY+6)

64 "What presidential norms?"

Making campaign promises, and then reneging on them.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (EyPfd)

65 This is a recurring theme with anti-Trump Republicans. It's nothing but a
rant. It's not persuasive and makes the person making the argument seem
unserious.
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Well the anti-Trump 'republicans' are, and always have been, deeply unserious people, so this is all they've got.

Posted by: Methos at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (XQvuQ)

66 Trump is the President. By definition, everything he does is presidential.

Posted by: josephistan at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (7HtZB)

67 50 Ooh, all the cool kids are retweeting each other while this is me not giving a hoot.
Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 12:40 PM (/3+Sg)

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I believe it's the fact that the topic is so innocuous, but they're all just chummy like they're friends waiting for their kids outside of school.

How much are they like this about innocuous topics to those who aren't part of that group? Like people who live in red states every day of the year?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (aFMSC)

68 So these large corporations are data mining people who have conversations about tater tots? Where's the OUTRAGE!

Heinz or Hunt Ketchup! OUTRAGE!

Posted by: Fritz at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (2Mnv1)

69 Sitting on a park bench. Eyeing tater tots with bad intent.

Posted by: Katy Turd at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (vtcmf)

70 This is a recurring theme with anti-Trump Republicans. It's nothing but a rant.

That's because NeverT is an ego-explusive pathology. It's a fucking mind virus.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (LNPd9)

71 You know who did harm to Presidential expectations and norms? That dog eating, no tie wearing , foot on the desk, showing up late , bowing piece of shit. That's who.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (4ugnK)

72 Ah. The infamous "Mobius Dick"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (7LY+6)

==
Don't be too surprised if that nic becomes a regular poster.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (pw+jk)

73 Jonah Goldberg has truly jumped the shark and he is not alone.Almost the whole of conservative punditry have beclowned themselves.We have to thank Trup for making what we suspected before so obviously true.

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (LiyEm)

74 I honestly think a lot of these guys are subconsciously driven by not wanting to be associated with "those yucky people." It's disappointing to see presumably rational and thoughtful writers sink to this depth.

That plays a big part, but at this point, I think there's something else. After a year, you should have learned your lesson and the elitism should start to fade. Some of them are getting even more strident and idiotic.

What presidential norms?

Preferably not guys like that. Ideally we have a noble man of education, dignity, strength, and intelligence leading with wisdom and humility. Where you'd find such a person who also wants high office, I don't know.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (39g3+)

75 Isn't that a redneck, hillbilly, Trump voting, backwoods moron kind of thing?
Posted by: Seems Legit at April 24, 2018 12:40 PM (U+nHb)

Eh. They'd screw their cousins if they thought they could get away with it.

Posted by: Deep Moron #367 at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (PXyHj)

76 57 "Must be nice when every bottle of scotch people throw at you is $200+ instead of Cutty Sark, you know?"

has the same effect in the end.
Posted by: cirrhosis at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (TXZiW)

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Not on the impression you make on all the cool and important people.

Gotta get sloshy drunk on the good stuff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (aFMSC)

77 By the way, who is Max Boot? I have seen Jen Rubin and the other RINOs but never heard of or read him. I suppose that's why he is not important to us deplorables.

Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (/3+Sg)

78 That's right, Jethro Tull."

Hmmm.

Thought he liked hoes...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (7LY+6)

79 Presidential norms?

Shoving a cigar in an intern's hoohaw?

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (U+nHb)

80 The Democrats with their vitriol and hatred are the ones doing irreparable damage. They don't care if they destroy this country as long as they're the ones in power.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (PvFoN)

81 The banter between, Tur, Tapper, Goldberg and Hayes is stupid. I'm embarrassed for them.
Posted by: Seems Legit


Dear pundits:
At no time in that rambling dissertation did you ever come close to making a point. We are all dumber for having read it. I award you no points and my God have mercy on your soul.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (pQplJ)

82
Who doesn't love tater tots with their eyes all aglow?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (lKyWE)

83 Incidentally, Ace, Scott Adam's rant might make a good post topic.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UEHrndvoefw

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (+y/Ru)

84 RINOs and Never Trumpers: Beta males who just want to be friends with the cool kids (aka liberal Democrats) and get invited to their parties.

Posted by: shibumi at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (0s3bJ)

85 What's up Horde?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:36 PM


Well, carrots have sprouted in the garden.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (ctuyM)

86 64 "What presidential norms?"

Making campaign promises, and then reneging on them.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 24, 2018 12:41 PM (EyPfd)

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Like Democrats saying that they're centrist and then pushing the administrative state down the nation's throat like it gets them off?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:44 PM (aFMSC)

87 Fun Fact: "Tater Tots' is a code word in upper elite circles for "hemorrhoids."

That twitter line makes a lot more sense now don't it?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 24, 2018 12:44 PM (pw+jk)

88 73 Jonah Goldberg has truly jumped the shark and he is not alone.Almost the whole of conservative punditry have beclowned themselves.We have to thank Trup for making what we suspected before so obviously true.
Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (LiyEm)

They haven't just jumped the shark. They've jumped the shark, got herpes from Pinky Tuscadero & have been replaced by Ted McGinley.

Posted by: josephistan at April 24, 2018 12:44 PM (7HtZB)

89 I thought it was 'Tater head"?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 24, 2018 12:44 PM (EyPfd)

90 >>You think any of the Cocktail Party really cares about Tater Tots?

Pretty sure to them, it's: "tater tots" = what white trash Trumpies eat.
...........

with ketchup.

Posted by: wth at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (HgMAr)

91 Well, carrots have sprouted in the garden.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (ctuyM)



Sounds like the start of chicken noodle soup. Maybe a vegetable soup?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (9CkBG)

92 I can't fault them from deviating to talking about tater tots. I can only fault them for a pussy effort on their part whereas the Horde would have beat the tater tot meme to death and then used voodoo to make it into a zombie to beat to death again. And it would have not been lame.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (4ugnK)

93 84 Truly that is what it comes down t po and remember we semi seriously used to talk about getting invited to the right cocktail parties.Turns out that was exactly it.

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (LiyEm)

94 We've had a president who personally murdered a man - Johnson.

We've had a president who personally raped a woman - Clinton.

We've had multiple presidents use the executive office against domestic political opponents - Wilson, Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, Obama

We've had multiple presidents intentionally, and illegally, lead the country into war - Wilson, FDR, Clinton, Obama

We've had a president create an anti-American terror group - Obama (ISIS).

Spare my concerns about Trump and his "dangers" to the Republic.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (eSx+E)

95 What's more, look at the ball-less "conservatives" rushing to tweet back to the inconsequential Katy Tur.

Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (/3+Sg)

96 Who the hell is Katy Tur? he asked, both rhetorically and not.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (RuIsu)

97 75 Isn't that a redneck, hillbilly, Trump voting, backwoods moron kind of thing?
Posted by: Seems Legit at April 24, 2018 12:40 PM (U+nHb)

Eh. They'd screw their cousins if they thought they could get away with it.
Posted by: Deep Moron #367 at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (PXyHj)

:whistles innocently:

Posted by: Zombie Franklin Roosevelt at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (7HtZB)

98 Goldberg and Hayes so want the approval of Jake.

Posted by: William Eaton at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (MuTTO)

99 77 By the way, who is Max Boot? I have seen Jen Rubin and the other RINOs but never heard of or read him. I suppose that's why he is not important to us deplorables.
Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (/3+Sg)

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!?! I'm very important. In every mirror I look in there's a man admiring me.

Posted by: Max Boot at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (HRTU/)

100 "It's nothing but a rant. It's not persuasive and makes the person making the argument seem unserious."

Now that is a truism. We have been listening to unserious people for much too long while mistakenly assuming that their "talking head" had a "working brain".

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (H8S+R)

101 Trump isn't even the first horndog POTUS. It's just that JFK and the Clenis were Dems, so it didn't count.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (3dsTO)

102 90 >>You think any of the Cocktail Party really cares about Tater Tots?

Pretty sure to them, it's: "tater tots" = what white trash Trumpies eat.
...........

with ketchup.
Posted by: wth at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (HgMAr)

Catsup.

Posted by: josephistan at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (7HtZB)

103 Yeah, when someone does that I just tune out. Trump has been pretty Presidential except for his tweets.

This is the thing that the never trumpers do not seem to comprehend.

The man does what he should, even if he doesn't always talk like they'd prefer. He's walking the walk, and as long as he keeps doing that, I can live with any tweets or weird comments he might make.

I don't know what its like behind the scenes or how he acts personally in office. He might be a bizarre and really abrasive person at work. I doubt it very strongly but maybe.

BUT HE'S GETTING THE WORK DONE.

And people who fixate on what he says rather than what he does are people who put style over substance, who celebrate behavior and appearance over work and results. And these are people who are very difficult to take seriously.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (39g3+)

104 I'm getting the feeling any man who lives within the beltway is a eunuch.

Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (/3+Sg)

105 Sounds like the start of chicken noodle soup. Maybe a vegetable soup?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (9CkBG)

Pre-emptive strike?

Posted by: Deep Moron #367 at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (PXyHj)

106 ***The deal is there was 8 years of pent up rage that the media could not express under Obama, King Shit Midas. SO it is exploding out now.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 24, 2018 12:36 PM (pw+jk)***

I think the media LOVED Obama. They are upset that Hillary! didn't win.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (uDcBt)

107 Well, carrots have sprouted in the garden.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (ctuyM)

So good when added to chili.

Posted by: WOPR at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (J70i0)

108 Well, carrots have sprouted in the garden.



Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (ctuyM)

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For the love all that is good and just, keep the chili out of the garden!!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (pw+jk)

109 Tee-hee.

Are they all still in high school, perchance?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (+3KlA)

110 Jonah Goldberg has truly jumped the shark and he is not alone.Almost the whole of conservative punditry have beclowned themselves.We have to thank Trup for making what we suspected before so obviously true.
Posted by: steevy

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The funny thing is, I never would have suspected Jonah, I mean a guy that writes a book that basically calls liberals the real nazis is not someone I would think would jump ship over Trump's table manners.

Posted by: Maritime at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (lKmt3)

111 Isn't that a redneck, hillbilly, Trump voting, backwoods moron kind of thing?
Posted by: Seems Legit


Redneck Hillarybilly?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (pQplJ)

112

Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat tater tots.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (IqV8l)

113 This post makes me want to hit up Sonic on the way home.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (tVWQB)

114 They won't be serving tater tots at GITMO.

Posted by: Monk at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (J567a)

115 74 Preferably not guys like that. Ideally we have a noble man of education, dignity, strength, and intelligence leading with wisdom and humility. Where you'd find such a person who also wants high office, I don't know.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (39g3+)

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All I know is that the crease in Obama's pant leg told me he was the modern day Cincinnatus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (aFMSC)

116 Are they goofing on Kurt Schlichter? Who does he say Taters gonna tate about? Stelter?

Posted by: blaster at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (Z5y53)

117 Jonah Goldberg has truly jumped the shark and he is not alone.
***
The left figured out at some point in the 90s that co-opting Republicans was easier then fighting them.

That's why they torpedoed Newt but left Hastert alone (perfect blackmail target).

I don't know if they got Goldberg with social pressure, bribery, blackmail...or through his wife. But get him they did...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (eSx+E)

118 Pre-emptive strike?
Posted by: Deep Moron #367 at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (PXyHj)

He doth protest too much. Guilty conscience and all.

Posted by: WOPR at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (J70i0)

119 Pre-emptive strike?

Posted by: Deep Moron #367 at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (PXyHj)


As long as it's not on some aspirin factory. Or a blue dress.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (9CkBG)

120 Ted McGinley: Bastard son of Barney Rubble? Next on Frontline.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 24, 2018 12:48 PM (RuIsu)

121 I hate rock 'n roll
Don't put another dime in the jukebox, Deplorable.

Posted by: Jonah Goldburg at April 24, 2018 12:48 PM (3dsTO)

122 95 What's more, look at the ball-less "conservatives" rushing to tweet back to the inconsequential Katy Tur.
Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (/3+Sg)

---------------------------------------------------

It is not so much Tur, they are Jake Tapper fanboys.

Wherever Jake goes they follow.

Posted by: William Eaton at April 24, 2018 12:48 PM (MuTTO)

123 85 What's up Horde?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:36 PM

Well, carrots have sprouted in the garden.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2018 12:43 PM (ctuyM)

Don't you dare put them in chili!

Posted by: Surfperch at April 24, 2018 12:48 PM (HRTU/)

124 113 This post makes me want to hit up Sonic on the way home.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (tVWQB)



This Moron is on it. Chili, cheese, and onions. Yessir.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:48 PM (9CkBG)

125 I don't see, akkkkshuallly, how any other politician is going to get me to vote for a non-trump.

ya see, tater-tits, ya failed.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 12:48 PM (Kuhyt)

126 I'd prefer he wasn't the president. I'm not a fan of most of his behavior. I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

Which is what, exactly? Bend over and be the punching bag from the Dems like W. was? To never defend himself?
He isn't perfect but he's a damn sight better than Jeb? or Little Marco would have been.

Posted by: Blanco at April 24, 2018 12:48 PM (QGdDN)

127
tater tots + cheeze whizz

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Not Woke atall at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (roQNm)

128 They call me Tater Salad.
Posted by: Ron White

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (pQplJ)

129 Katy has the humble brag down to a science:

I am by the pool, check.

I do not approve of fried potato products, check.

I'm catty and will out the whiny b next to me for her public humiliation and my own aggrandizement, check.

She does have a lot of leg-humpers on this one too, should be noted.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (yL25O)

130 They'd screw their cousins if they thought they could get away with it.

I think there's more horrendous sexual perversion, incest, and nastiness going on in the richest and most powerful homes in America than a thousand trailer parks. When you are dirt poor you don't have the time or energy to get up to that crap. Its just a struggle to find food and stay warm in the winter, you don't put on the gimp outfit and eat feces for kicks.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (39g3+)

131 They say tater tots, they mean Vienna Sausages.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (r9UYA)

132 94 We've had a president who personally murdered a man - Johnson.

We've had a president who personally raped a woman - Clinton.

We've had multiple presidents use the executive office against domestic political opponents - Wilson, Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, Obama

We've had multiple presidents intentionally, and illegally, lead the country into war - Wilson, FDR, Clinton, Obama

We've had a president create an anti-American terror group - Obama (ISIS).

Spare my concerns about Trump and his "dangers" to the Republic.
Posted by: 18-1 at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (eSx+E)

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But, didn't you hear how much unlike the political class he is?

I mean, the last time we had someone so out of line with the contemporary political class we got Abraham Lincoln, and we all know how that worked out...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (aFMSC)

133 I don't know if they got Goldberg with social pressure, bribery, blackmail...or through his wife. But get him they did...
Posted by: 18-1 at April 24, 2018 12:47 PM (eSx+E)

They didn't "get" Goldberg or any of the ProgCons. They were always of the same class. It's only about who is in charge and minor differences of opinion. Those social and other conservative issues were simply given lip service to garner support.

Posted by: WOPR at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (J70i0)

134 Back from walmart. What a madhouse. Normally I wait until 4 am on Sunday to go grocery shopping but I was out of everything including coffee. Had to go.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (mpXpK)

135 "What's a Molratty? Is that a person whose opinion I should value?"

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Somebody misspelt a mall rat?

Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (/3+Sg)

136 I had sweet potato fries dusted with cinnamon the other day. Delicious.

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (AoK0a)

137 Sounds like the start of chicken noodle soup. Maybe a vegetable soup?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM


Soup likely, chicken not for a while, as the coop is still under construction.

How are you doing?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (ctuyM)

138 Oi!

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (ty7RM)

139 Associating with yucky people:

I do not want to associate with these nickel fuckers:

Jake Tapper, Anderson Cooper, Chuck Todd, Jonah Goldberg, Erick Erickson, Katie Tur, Chris Matthews, and a long list that is growing longer.

And just to be sure, that idiot from Vermont, Howard Dean, thinks we are all neo-Nazis. At first, it makes you mad. And then you realize that they have nothing left to sell, except fear. They are out of ideas, and can't actually persuade anyone that their ideas are better or that they even work.
So yeah, fear.

Asshole nickel fuckers.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (vcOmj)

140 I was clearly thinking of BCochrane of Alpha Carrotauri. My bad.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (AM1GF)

141 Tater tots??? That's what these pundits are wasting energy on, when our infrastructure is falling apart, our country is being invaded and our allies replaced by more invaders, and our home country, England, is turning into a dictatorship? Tater tots???

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (Tgext)

142 Imagine being such a faggit, that you laugh and act like school girl children over tater tots.

The Military and Civilain Tribunals can't come soon enough.

Posted by: Monk at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (J567a)

143 Tater tots are to gastronomy what Locke is to fascism. Or Rousseau is to brick laying. The lowers love this dribble, I say off with their heads, and voting rights!

Posted by: William Kristol, Esq at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (4e+hS)

144 He isn't perfect but he's a damn sight better than Jeb? or Little Marco would have been
***
Trump is the first Rep leader since Newt that has actually tried to take the fight to the left on anything outside of foreign policy (thanks Bush 43 for picking that hill to die on).


Posted by: 18-1 at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (eSx+E)

145 I think the world would be a damned sight better off if all these politicians and media types, well most "grown" adults really, would stay the f**k off Twitter.

Social media really is the blight of our age.

Posted by: Shinjinrui at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (h5hE3)

146 Little boy
With your nose pressed up against the bakery window
There are no tater tots for you today
Only death

Posted by: That Beatnik Poet on Happy Days at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (3dsTO)

147 Hey Cochran! Great to see you! Just get paroled?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (o7tuA)

148 "trump is like, oh muh god, the worst, he's destroying the world around him like a black hole in a china shop and western civilization is crumbling"

Kuhyt 'really, how so?'

"you know, that's just the sort of ultra far right wing super hate speech that needs to be stopped"

Kuhyt 'just saying, the globohomo open borders nutjob crowd seems to be doing a lot of real, permanent damage to the West and I notice that trump's enemies are the ones breaking all the laws and norms and customs spying on him.'

"wow just wow, so you like hitler?"

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 12:51 PM (Kuhyt)

149 122 95 What's more, look at the ball-less "conservatives" rushing to tweet back to the inconsequential Katy Tur.
Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (/3+Sg)

---------------------------------------------------

It is not so much Tur, they are Jake Tapper fanboys.

Wherever Jake goes they follow.
Posted by: William Eaton at April 24, 2018 12:48 PM (MuTTO)

It's the embarassing way they rope each other in sequentially.

But it's definitely the confluence of Tapper and that girl in the sweater that has them dropping everything to chime in.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 24, 2018 12:51 PM (yL25O)

150 Katy has the humble brag down to a science:

I am by the pool, check.

I do not approve of fried potato products, check.

---

Any bint that doesn't approve of fried potato products can GTFO.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 12:51 PM (pQplJ)

151 Trump is the first president to punch back at the libs since Reagan. Hits 'em right in the jelly roll every time, too.

Posted by: cornbred at April 24, 2018 12:51 PM (aZafS)

152 I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

After 8 years of Barky this is beyond laughable.

And she stole the "irreparable damage" characterization from my slew of Barky posts over those 8 horrid years (plus one for the 2008 run). I want some friggin credit!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 24, 2018 12:51 PM (8gDQu)

153 What makes the Hottentot so hot? Courage!

Posted by: Cowardly Lion at April 24, 2018 12:51 PM (8cKhS)

154 Journalism is running into the kitchen when tater tots are being fried.


Posted by: Katy Tur at April 24, 2018 12:51 PM (pw+jk)

155 >>"It's nothing but a rant. It's not persuasive and makes the person making the argument seem unserious."



It's funny because this also describes what's happened to late night talk show monologues and all of the fake news type show - John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Maher.

Rants.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 24, 2018 12:51 PM (W+vEI)

156 Tater tots, with their eyes all aglow, will find it hard to sleep tonight.

Posted by: Zombie Nat King Cole at April 24, 2018 12:51 PM (vtcmf)

157 I like totter tates.

Posted by: Joey 'Touch The Tots' Biden at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (Znzlr)

158 How are you doing?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (ctuyM)


Mostly excellent and I hope you're the same.

The school where the wife teaches kindergarten has their own vegetable garden and chicken coop that they take care of.

"Ooooooo....there's chicken poop on these eggs!!"

"Yup. Congrats. You're farmers. It involves poop."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (9CkBG)

159 I honestly think a lot of these guys are subconsciously driven by not wanting to be associated with "those yucky people."
========================

Most NeverTrump Republicans strike me as blind to the irreparable damage done by the totalitarian Democrats ever-gathering power to Washington, focusing entirely on Trump's personal sexual morality and his tweeting.

That is why NeverTrumpers are completely nonserious people. Which of those two concerns is most important to the future of the Republic?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (4rXjl)

160 I mean, the last time we had someone so out of line with the contemporary political class we got Abraham Lincoln, and we all know how that worked out...

Well, the play was better than expected.

Posted by: Mary Todd at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (ty7RM)

161 Jonah Goldberg has truly jumped the shark and he is not alone.

He hasn't completely done so; he still has some good stuff to say, when its not about Trump. Guys like Max Boot, yeah. They've completely lost whatever they may have once had.

Frankly I'd never heard of Max Boot until recently and he blocked me for a comment I made to him on Twitter. Katy Tur I've only heard of on this site. Almost none of these "never Trumpers" are people I had any awareness before this whole stupid crap started up and Ace began mocking them on here.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (39g3+)

162 I lost brain cells reading that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (ptqGC)

163 Quit jumping me!

Signed, THE SHARK

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (RuIsu)

164 They didn't "get" Goldberg or any of the ProgCons
***
That is a serious misreading of the cast of scum and villainy we are talking about here. Someone like a David Brooks was always a progcon.

Goldberg? No. He changed. I'd love to get someone to interview his mom about Jonah's move to the left.


Posted by: 18-1 at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (eSx+E)

165 136
I had sweet potato fries dusted with cinnamon the other day. Delicious.

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at April 24, 2018 12:49 PM (AoK0a)

Sweet potato fries are an abomination. No offense intended.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 24, 2018 12:53 PM (o7tuA)

166 "trump is like, oh muh god, the worst, he's destroying the world around him like a black hole in a china shop and western civilization is crumbling"

Kuhyt 'so you see black lives matter murdering cops, rapefugees raping and killing, big data stealing out privacy, democrat prosecutors demolishing the sanctity of attorney client relations...and these are all liberal things doing bad things...and you're complaining about Trump?'

"we'll always have Charlottesville"

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 12:53 PM (Kuhyt)

167 161 Frankly I'd never heard of Max Boot until recently and he blocked me for a comment I made to him on Twitter. Katy Tur I've only heard of on this site. Almost none of these "never Trumpers" are people I had any awareness before this whole stupid crap started up and Ace began mocking them on here.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (39g3+)

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He needs easy content from somewhere.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:53 PM (9ZlHt)

168 162 I lost brain cells reading that.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (ptqGC)

...

Tater tots are brain food.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 24, 2018 12:53 PM (yL25O)

169 The guy that really bugs me is Ben Shapiro. I really want to like him, but he just can't say on damn nice thing about Trump.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 24, 2018 12:53 PM (ty7RM)

170 So good when added to chili.
Posted by: WOPR at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM


Y'all jes trolling stirring the pot, ain'tcha? ;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2018 12:53 PM (ctuyM)

171 Anon a mouse: "Ah. The infamous "Mobius Dick"

I saw Hole open for Mobius Dick at the Palladium in '96. It was twisted, man.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 24, 2018 12:53 PM (H8S+R)

172 57 "Must be nice when every bottle of scotch people throw at you is $200+ instead of Cutty Sark, you know?"

has the same effect in the end.
Posted by: cirrhosis at April 24, 2018

*
*
What in the *hic* is wrong with Sutty Cark?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 24, 2018 12:53 PM (Tgext)

173 Reading the twitter crap, I mean.

We clearly need a National Conversation about tater tots.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 24, 2018 12:53 PM (ptqGC)

174 If I wasn't going low/no carb I'd eat a shitload of tater tots. If possible in front of Katy Tur wearing a Make America Great Again T-shirt.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 24, 2018 12:54 PM (U+nHb)

175 147 Hey Cochran! Great to see you! Just get paroled?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (o7tuA)



Heh. Something like that. Due to illness and schedule, I'm the only soul in the shop at the moment. Which of course means I'm dicking off and fucking around with you people.

Oh and shamelessly plugging the new Pod Episode that's linked in the nic.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:54 PM (9CkBG)

176 Obviously, those cuck writers are neither thoughtful or rational. Just cockholsters.

Posted by: maddogg at April 24, 2018 12:54 PM (o2MD2)

177 Can we get a white van to cruise around NR and CNN?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 24, 2018 12:54 PM (pw+jk)

178 Max Boot did write a good book on the small wars in American history. But other than that - pineapple, anus, some assembly required.

Posted by: josephistan at April 24, 2018 12:54 PM (7HtZB)

179 By the way, who is Max Boot?


It's not a who it's a what. Movie about a big German submarine in WWII.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 24, 2018 12:54 PM (fuK7c)

180 It is not so much Tur, they are Jake Tapper fanboys.



Wherever Jake goes they follow.

Posted by: William Eaton at April 24, 2018 12:48 PM (MuTTO)


Jake Tapper Fappers? Incredible such things might exist.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at April 24, 2018 12:54 PM (DxWUs)

181 152 I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

After 8 years of Barky this is beyond laughable."

-------I have come to the conclusion that the left has no idea what it means to hurt or destroy a country. They're in fairy land, beseiged by a flooded Miami and that one guy who ran over some people in Charlottesville. They ain't got not perspective.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 12:55 PM (Kuhyt)

182

"Why don't Republicans support Democrats?"

Seriously? That's a question, especially after the Dems showed their hatred of America during the SOTU speech (and that's just one example)?

Why don't the Democrats support the Constitution and the rule of law? That's a question that should be asked every day by these alleged rational writers.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 24, 2018 12:55 PM (GdWl+)

183 Goldberg? No. He changed. I'd love to get someone to interview his mom about Jonah's move to the left.


Posted by: 18-1 at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (eSx+E)


Jonah was always a weenie. I could never blame all the kids for hating him. I wasn't particularly fond of him, either.

I still can't figure out how he always found his way back home. We used to drop him off miles away ...

Posted by: Jonah's Mom at April 24, 2018 12:55 PM (8gDQu)

184 Who the hell is Katy Tur? he asked, both rhetorically and not.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 24, 2018 12:45 PM (RuIsu)
.............

and if she was at the pool, was she topless?

Posted by: wth at April 24, 2018 12:55 PM (HgMAr)

185 I think it's cute how Jonah Goldberg and Steven Hayes are butt buddies with Katy Turrible and Tapped Out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 24, 2018 12:55 PM (ptqGC)

186 Goldberg? No. He changed. I'd love to get someone to interview his mom about Jonah's move to the left.
======================

How has JG "moved to the left"?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 24, 2018 12:55 PM (4rXjl)

187 If possible in front of Katy Tur wearing a Make America Great Again T-shirt.
Posted by: Seems Legit at April 24, 2018 12:54 PM (U+nHb)

...

Why do you want her wearing a shirt?

Posted by: TexasDan at April 24, 2018 12:55 PM (yL25O)

188 182

"Why don't Republicans support Democrats?"

Seriously? That's a question, especially after the Dems showed their hatred of America during the SOTU speech (and that's just one example)?

Why don't the Democrats support the Constitution and the rule of law? That's a question that should be asked every day by these alleged rational writers.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 24, 2018 12:55 PM (GdWl+)

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"Hey, I don't like Donald Trump, but I'm pro-life. Can I come inside?"

"Die in a fire!!!!!!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (9ZlHt)

189 Max Boot was one of Tucker's victims, right?

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (Kuhyt)

190 Most NeverTrump Republicans strike me as blind to the irreparable damage done by the totalitarian Democrats ever-gathering power to Washington

This is a serious concern. I don't know if they just innately presume the best of other people or are of the same social/educational class and feel kinship, or are just so mired in the urban areas they work and people they work with but they do not see the evil in the enemy and how much they are hated.

The Williamson firing took them by surprise, they never expected it. They genuinely did not expect he'd be treated that way. They cannot see that these people they have cocktails with would love to put them in the ovens.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (39g3+)

191 You know what irks me?

With the exception of a few years after WWII and possibly a handful of years in the 90s, US politics and culture have always been in upheaval and the left has always been assholes.

So the idea that Trump posses so unique threat to Democracy is ahistorical.

And whoever that Molratty guy just cant help the virtue signaling.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (dKVBW)

192

Andrew Jackson killed a man in a duel (not to mention all the Indians) and couldn't spell to save his life.

Andrew Johnson threatened people with his pistols.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (aFMSC)


You say that like those are bad things. I'm confused.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (bZ7mE)

193 I doubt many parents, deplorable or not chatted about tater tots together. Ok, eat them once in while, but talk about them with fellow adults? Ask for them at a pool? No, this is Millennial crap, not Southern or country.

Posted by: Quint at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (n13/j)

194 People like Max Bootlicker think they are "elite". They aren't. They are elite at kidding themselves. That is, they are deluded.

Posted by: maddogg at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (o2MD2)

195
Heh. Something like that. Due to illness and
schedule, I'm the only soul in the shop at the moment. Which of course
means I'm dicking off and fucking around with you people.



Oh and shamelessly plugging the new Pod Episode that's linked in the nic.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:54 PM (9CkBG)

Well we missed you. So try to dick off more often. I'll jump on the Pod, thanks.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (o7tuA)

196 I don't approve of potatoes, but if you're going to eat them fried is fine.

Posted by: dagny at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (ahV/f)

197 Max Boot was one of Tucker's victims, right?

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (Kuhyt)


Yes, and it was glorious.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (ptqGC)

198 190 Most NeverTrump Republicans strike me as blind to the irreparable damage done by the totalitarian Democrats ever-gathering power to Washington

This is a serious concern. I don't know if they just innately presume the best of other people or are of the same social/educational class and feel kinship, or are just so mired in the urban areas they work and people they work with but they do not see the evil in the enemy and how much they are hated.

The Williamson firing took them by surprise, they never expected it. They genuinely did not expect he'd be treated that way. They cannot see that these people they have cocktails with would love to put them in the ovens.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (39g3+)

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"But, I thought we were of the body!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (9ZlHt)

199 -
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I like totter tates.


Posted by: Joey 'Touch The Tots' Biden at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM

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I think you mean tot totty.




Posted by: irright at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (pMGkg)

200 Why do you want her wearing a shirt?
Posted by: TexasDan at April 24, 2018 12:55 PM (yL25O)

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Yikes, my sentence structure sucks.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 24, 2018 12:57 PM (U+nHb)

201 Sassy Jim explains it all:

CNN's Jim Acosta: Americans 'Don't Have All Their Faculties'

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 24, 2018 12:57 PM (+y/Ru)

202 If Katy's friend wants tater tots, she can haul her lazy ass to just about any fast food joint in the country and pick up a large order of 'em for less than $3....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 24, 2018 12:57 PM (uDcBt)

203 192

Andrew Jackson killed a man in a duel (not to mention all the Indians) and couldn't spell to save his life.

Andrew Johnson threatened people with his pistols.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (aFMSC)

You say that like those are bad things. I'm confused.
Posted by: Grey Fox at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (bZ7mE)

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

And then Donald Trump says he could shoot a man on 5th Avenue and still get elected, and it's the end of all presidential norms.

Seems like he fits in quite well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:57 PM (9ZlHt)

204
I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

After 8 years of Barky this is beyond laughable.

Right, like having Al Sharpton visit the White House 57 times didn't damage presidential expectations of conduct

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 24, 2018 12:57 PM (lKyWE)

205 "I lost brain cells reading that."

Take one of mine.

I'm not using them.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 24, 2018 12:57 PM (EyPfd)

206 Taco Time tater tots are my jam.

I'm not worried about those amoral people judging me for enjoying them.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 24, 2018 12:57 PM (iv0p7)

207 WTF ever happened to mature journalists? When I was growing up, all the "pundits" - or at least anyone doing an opinion piece in the press or on TV - was ancient to me.. They were all seasoned journalists.

Who the f*ck are these kids, and what in their background/experience allows them to pontificate about presidencies and the state of politics? doing a diary at Daily Kooks should not count!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 24, 2018 12:57 PM (so+oy)

208 I'll entertain the Trump hate when someone provides an actual fact that makes him any worse than the alternatives.

Posted by: dagny at April 24, 2018 12:58 PM (ahV/f)

209 Establishment Shill Max Boot "We should support the Democrats to stop Trump!"


Several GOPe quislings here "How dare you suggest that the establishment wants to tank the midterm elections!"

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2018 12:58 PM (cAnNx)

210 A good rule of thumb is if you have pinch your chin well thoughtfully wondering why your opponents don't just drop their beliefs and join you with no effort at persuasion on your part, you're a psychopath.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 12:58 PM (Kuhyt)

211 Woman next to me at hotel pool, told there were no tater tots today, replied "that's ridiculous."
...........

as she stared at Katy's chest.

Posted by: wth at April 24, 2018 12:58 PM (HgMAr)

212 Das Boot wears I'm with Her panties.

Posted by: PhilDirt at April 24, 2018 12:58 PM (1IVfB)

213 "The banter between, Tur, Tapper, Goldberg and Hayes is stupid. I'm embarrassed for them."

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I think their spouses should be worried.

Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 12:58 PM (/3+Sg)

214 Well we missed you. So try to dick off more often. I'll jump on the Pod, thanks.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 24, 2018 12:56 PM (o7tuA)


Very kind. And yes, I will endeavor to spend more time amongst the Horde.

I went off on an antiHillary rant in the latest episode and I was almost at a loss for profanity. Clearly a result of not being around here enough.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:59 PM (9CkBG)

215 Yes--but what does Tater think about Tater Tots? Besides "More!"?

Posted by: CNN, The Tater/Tapper Revenge Porn Network of Recor at April 24, 2018 12:59 PM (6lzOo)

216 The last line of the rebuttal is where he jumps the shark.

"It's disappointing to see presumably rational and thoughtful writers sink to this depth"

That presumption is unwarranted...

The idea that just because someone is in the media, we are supposed to 'TRUST' what they write... and their motives... or even their mental capacity... is the problem.

Posted by: Don Q. at April 24, 2018 12:59 PM (NgKpN)

217 they seem to be echoing the gheyist cuck millenial speak of shut-in millenials on twitter.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 12:59 PM (Kuhyt)

218 The banter between, Tur, Tapper, Goldberg and Hayes is stupid. I'm embarrassed for them.

Meh. It's typical girls' room talk.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 24, 2018 01:00 PM (8gDQu)

219 Another look at proscriptions and ostracism?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 24, 2018 01:00 PM (fA1SL)

220 *googles Katy Tur*

Meh. I'm not that impressed. Elbows seem kinda dull and rounded.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 01:00 PM (9CkBG)

221 Sen. Chris Coons' daughter had the most adorable little tater tots. I had to grab a few.

Posted by: Joey 'Touch The Tots' Biden at April 24, 2018 01:00 PM (Znzlr)

222 Katy was working her side job during the day by the pool.

Posted by: Monk at April 24, 2018 01:00 PM (J567a)

223 He needs easy content from somewhere

There's probably some of that, but if you read Ace on Twitter you'd know they were a personal project of his. I think he finds people who are ostensibly conservative and used to be at least somewhat reliable voices turning against Trump so totally to be infuriating. He seems to view their actions as a betrayal not to him but to America and the fight against the left.

And most of all I think Ace knows what a bullet we and particularly he dodged -- the Obama administration threw a guy in jail for making a movie they didn't like mind you -- that he's outraged that they cannot seem to get this. That's my read at least. And he wants the world to know and understand this, its what he spent most of his time on Twitter doing.

I mean he started out trying to reach out to them and persuade, and we all know how persuasive and well-written Ace can be. And they flicked him aside like lint when they weren't attacking him for it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:00 PM (39g3+)

224 I like totter tates.


Posted by: Joey 'Touch The Tots' Biden at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM

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I think you mean tot totty.

or titty tots

Posted by: wth at April 24, 2018 01:00 PM (HgMAr)

225 Does Katy Tur have kids?

Think the tot tweet answers that one...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 24, 2018 01:00 PM (W+vEI)

226 >>169 The guy that really bugs me is Ben Shapiro. I really want to like him, but he just can't say on damn nice thing about Trump.

I knew I hated Shapiro when he spent time polishing Medved's knob during his radio show. Way before PDT.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 24, 2018 01:00 PM (r9UYA)

227 Jackson scared Davy Crockett, and I don't blame him, Jackson was a serious bad ass.

Posted by: maddogg at April 24, 2018 01:00 PM (o2MD2)

228 If one is to eat the lowly potato it is to be carved into the shape of a penis, lightly glazed with virgin olive oil, baked, and then sipped.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at April 24, 2018 01:01 PM (pw+jk)

229 I'm starting to get the impression that they (even the NeverTrumpers) all SERIOUSLY BELIEVED that the Culling of the Herd was about to begin under Baba Yaga.

The literal killing off of the undesirables was on the table, and they're pissed that we still get to breathe their air at least until 2021.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:01 PM (WDCYi)

230 I don't approve of potatoes...
Posted by: dagny at


I'm picturing you giving a potato a disapproving glance, and it's making me laugh.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 24, 2018 01:01 PM (iv0p7)

231 "Boot doesn't even try to make it. He just assumes you agree with him and then complains that people aren't doing enough."

****


I'm becoming convinced that all this never Trumpism is simply click bait to get us muttering amongst ourselves and keeping people such as Max and Steve (whom I used to like) mildly relevant. **OR** Its all just a Master Jedi-Mind trick to keep us in-the-trenches-conservative-yahoos on our toes and in the fight for Trump, Liberty and the Rule of Law. If the latter is true then Bill Kristol and his friends are truly more brilliant than we ever expected.

Posted by: dananjcon at April 24, 2018 01:01 PM (xqfqx)

232 Every one of those four tweets are manned by Democrats.

Posted by: Wyatt at April 24, 2018 01:01 PM (gA69l)

233 "Pretty sure that Trump hasn't used an intern as a humidor in the Oval Office.

He also probably hasn't put his feet up on the Resolute Desk.
Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (cAnNx)"

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There's a lot to be said for old age but then again there is Biden who confounds all norms.

Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 01:01 PM (/3+Sg)

234 This exchange just got me thinking, probably too deep for a Tuesday.

I think about 18th century America and wonder if there was a single inflection point where people just decided that there was a culture gap too wide to bridge. I mean, here in The Colonies, there was a big premium on being self sufficient, on taking care of yourself and so on, which was encouraged by the effective lack of the Crown being present. People learned that they CAN INDEED live without the august English throne telling them what to do.

I've been at this inflection point for quite some time now. I see pop culture and don't recognize any of it...values, rules, taboos, etc. Pop music is similarly incomprehensible to me. And now I see that pundits are gleefully separating themselves from the people they purport to represent in the media...after all, wasn't that the genesis of the pundit job to begin with, as a way for the regular guy to talk back?

Very convoluted reasoning, I know. What I worry about but don't see a good way of stopping is a critical mass deciding that they've had enough, on either side of the aisle, and getting more active in their attempts to assert their values.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 24, 2018 01:01 PM (tVWQB)

235 169 The guy that really bugs me is Ben Shapiro. I really want to like him, but he just can't say on damn nice thing about Trump.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 24, 2018 12:53 PM (ty7RM)

Shapiro is one of Glenn Beck's guest hosts, so that pretty much says it all.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:02 PM (WDCYi)

236 219 Another look at proscriptions and ostracism?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 24, 2018

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I'm all for proscriptions. That young kid with the loose clothes, Caesar or whatever his name is: not so much.

Posted by: Lucius Cornelius Sulla at April 24, 2018 01:02 PM (Tgext)

237

This post makes me want to hit up Sonic on the way home.



Did that yesterday. Mmmm, tater tots...

and a bacon cheeburger.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 24, 2018 01:02 PM (GdWl+)

238 211 Woman next to me at hotel pool, told there were no tater tots today, replied "that's ridiculous."
...........

as she stared at Katy's chest.
Posted by: wth at April 24, 2018 12:58 PM (HgMAr)

Ah.... but you see....

'There are no tater tots today' is actually one of the Deplorable Code phrases...

That she did not know the proper response... 'But Ron White IS Tater Salad' proves that she is not a member of the Great Right Wing Conspiracy!

Posted by: Don Q. at April 24, 2018 01:02 PM (NgKpN)

239 They cannot see that these people they have cocktails with would love to put them in the ovens.

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



"But, I thought we were of the body!"
------------------------------------------

The NeverTrumpers want to believe an American tyranny would be different this time.

Gathering economic power to DC and putting it in the hands of an unelected bureaucracy will be benign, because it will be run by good Americans.

Fucking blind.


Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 24, 2018 01:02 PM (4rXjl)

240 Yes--but what does Tater think about Tater Tots? Besides "More!"?

"Two scoops"
--Donny Preezy

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:02 PM (39g3+)

241 223. I fully expect to learn that Ace has joined the 501st Rotary Wing Transport Division - aka 'Barron's Fist' - in ten years' time. They keep making a madman outta him - what can they expect?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 24, 2018 01:03 PM (fA1SL)

242 "trump has reduced the body politic to a smoldering ash heap"

'how?'

"er, we burned down what remained of western civ trying to upend a lawful election."

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 01:03 PM (Kuhyt)

243 I think this needs to be posted daily: Melania is hot, classy and exotic. Mostly hot.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 24, 2018 01:03 PM (ty7RM)

244 14
I'm one of those persuadable Trump skeptics. I'd prefer he wasn't the president. I'm not a fan of most of his behavior.



I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.



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He's getting his dick sucked in the Oval Office?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 12:35 PM (pQplJ)

He gave the finger to his female opponent in a primary debate, or called the VP candidate in anther election a pig? Took selfies at the funeral of major international players? Kept a secret server in his bathroom???? Implementing secret deals with sworn enemies and sending, literally, a pallet of hard currency to them?

I could do this all day.



As far as I can tell, Presidential "norms" are what republican presidents are held to to keep them from implementing their agenda....Dems not so much.



It all amounts to, "Trump is a yucky doody head and we don't like him."


Hillary screwed the pooch when she called her opponents deploreables. Ha, they all said "Here, hold my beer watch this." and pulled the lever for Trump.


LOL

Posted by: Zombie John Wayne at April 24, 2018 01:03 PM (ymnmz)

245 Also, can we please stop with Jonah Goldberg. No, he isn't a conservative, no, he isn't a moderate, and no he doesn't occasionally give Trump credit. The man is a liberal. Not a leftist (yet) but a liberal.

Posted by: Wyatt at April 24, 2018 01:03 PM (gA69l)

246
It's disappointing to see presumably rational and thoughtful writers sink to this depth.

You presumed wrong.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 24, 2018 01:03 PM (BWL+E)

247 If one is to eat ride the lowly potato it is to be carved into the shape of a penis, lightly glazed with virgin olive oil, baked, and then sipped.
Posted by: Bill Kristol


Fixed for serious connoisseurs.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 01:03 PM (pQplJ)

248 Katy Tur, 5'3", spinner.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 24, 2018 01:03 PM (pw+jk)

249 When did Jonah Goldberg go full retard?

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2018 01:03 PM (sILsL)

250 I think one of you guys should go on twitter and tell them that tater is a ultra right wing code word for jew or something. or that it's sexist to women of penis.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 01:04 PM (Kuhyt)

251 Someone just needs to hit the NYT in the head, with a pillow case full of frozen tater-tots.

https://wp.me/p6MziH-2NLp

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 24, 2018 01:04 PM (EyPfd)

252 Did any "famous" women reply to Katy or only her orbiters and clients?

Posted by: Monk at April 24, 2018 01:04 PM (J567a)

253 Katy Tur's tranny father had his tater tots removed

Posted by: NCKate at April 24, 2018 01:04 PM (bCtf/)

254 I went off on an antiHillary rant in the latest
episode and I was almost at a loss for profanity. Clearly a result of
not being around here enough.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:59 PM (9CkBG)


I can loan you some of mine.

D'oh Boy was on a live blog yesterday his SJW professor asked him to do. He was the only person of pallor on the panel, and did quite well. I did want to choke him a couple of times for letting his prof off easy, as well as a SJW female student. As he told me later, "Mom, I've got her final next week. I've got to go along to get along for now."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 24, 2018 01:04 PM (ptqGC)

255 To say Goldberg has jumped the shark is unfair to shark jumping. If you find yourself inveighing against the evils of Jethro Tull in 2018 (last studio album in 2003, which was a friggin Xmas album), you should march down to Home Depot, buy a length of rope, and hang yourself in the men's can. He can take his watered-down Tipper Gore/PMRCism and snobbery about the terrible brute in White House who actually seems more interested in conservatism than conservatives and stick it where the sun don't shine.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at April 24, 2018 01:04 PM (zoyKY)

256 Well, well, well, Macron speaks English. Now why can't Merkel?

Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 01:04 PM (/3+Sg)

257 244
Hillary screwed the pooch when she called her opponents deploreables. Ha, they all said "Here, hold my beer watch this." and pulled the lever for Trump.


LOL
Posted by: Zombie John Wayne at April 24, 2018 01:03 PM (ymnmz)

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

Let's hope that keeps hurting Democrats for at least another cycle.

I don't know how keeping Clinton at the center of the Republican messaging for 2018 is going to be, but I hope it works to remind people of the contempt the political class has for its constituents.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:04 PM (9ZlHt)

258 113 This post makes me want to hit up Sonic on the way home.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 24, 2018

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*
Sorry, I don't date outside my species.

Posted by: Sonic the Hedgehog at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (Tgext)

259 It's disappointing to see presumably rational and thoughtful writers sink to this depth.

You presumed wrong."

-----------right? Says who? Oh look at how well they pinch their chins and furrow their brows as they say ludicrous things.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (Kuhyt)

260 When Kanye West sounds more sane than you, you might have a problem.

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (cAnNx)

261 Gay rapist George Takei obviously wasn't alive in either Bush presidency:

George Takei
@GeorgeTakei
No one would bat an eye if an entertainer said they'd have voted for George Bush. Vocal support for Trump, by contrast, stirs backlash because he has attacked our communities, our institutions, and our values. We are not in ordinary times. They demand we all take a clearer stand.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (+y/Ru)

262 The money quote from the article:

"This is a recurring theme with anti-Trump Republicans. It's nothing but a
rant. It's not persuasive and makes the person making the argument seem
unserious."

My hot take

"Seem un-serious?" It makes them seem un-serious? They frigging ARE un-serious. Kristol has done everything but put on a harlequin hat with bells on it, curly toe shoes and tights. These people are absolute fools, and should be featured in the dictionary under the term "useful idiots"



Posted by: Publius Redux at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (Fb9aZ)

263 Katy Tur was NBC's embed with the Trump campaign. She and Trump sparred a lot during the campaign.

NBC only assigned Tur, who had no experience as a campaign reporter, because there were so many R's running that they ran out of bench and had to call her in from her overseas position, giving her Trump because they figured he'd be out quickly.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (3dsTO)

264 I still like the rejoinder of...


Ooh, that's good. Now do XXXX

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (EyPfd)

265

They all share spit and bump uglies... unijournos, uniparty, unipols... the Deep State owns every single one of them and just uses bread and circuses to keep the hoi poloi and prols from burning down things not preselected for them while they work towards disposal of Inconvenient Citizens and permanent destruction of the Republic...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (UFLLM)

266 -
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I don't approve of potatoes...

Posted by: dagny at

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Were you around for this oldie?

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/027624.php


Posted by: irright at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (pMGkg)

267 Everytime the media negatively contrasts Melania with Michelle Obama their credibility dies a little more.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (sILsL)

268 This is precisely how you get More Trump.

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at April 24, 2018 01:06 PM (Ftuf+)

269 "I believe it's the fact that the topic is so innocuous, but they're all just chummy like they're friends waiting for their kids outside of school.

How much are they like this about innocuous topics to those who aren't part of that group? Like people who live in red states every day of the year?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (aFMSC)"

-------//

You are right, we should give a hoot and give them hell.

Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 01:06 PM (/3+Sg)

270 261 Gay rapist George Takei obviously wasn't alive in either Bush presidency:

George Takei
@GeorgeTakei
No one would bat an eye if an entertainer said they'd have voted for George Bush. Vocal support for Trump, by contrast, stirs backlash because he has attacked our communities, our institutions, and our values. We are not in ordinary times. They demand we all take a clearer stand.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (+y/Ru)

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

What about a celebrity voicing support for and a vote for Romney?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:06 PM (9ZlHt)

271 >>249 When did Jonah Goldberg go full retard?

When Karl Rove bit down too hard?

Both a shit necked globalists.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 24, 2018 01:06 PM (r9UYA)

272 258 Sorry, I don't date outside my species.
Posted by: Sonic the Hedgehog at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (Tgext)

Someone never noticed the plot of the PS3/X-360 game...

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:06 PM (WDCYi)

273 Gathering economic power to DC and putting it in the hands of an unelected bureaucracy will be benign, because it will be run by good Americans.

I am increasingly convinced that these people are all from a separate, distinct faction that was shaped by private high end schools and colleges, of a similar culture and mindset, even if they aren't in agreement on all particulars. They all want the same results, if not the same policies: a feudal system with them in charge and in comfort as philosopher kings ruling over the wretched masses, uneducated and working to provide them all the comforts of modernity while enjoying none of it.

I think about 18th century America and wonder if there was a single inflection point where people just decided that there was a culture gap too wide to bridge.

I believe that at the very least, that kind of thing makes it easier for revolt to take place. I think you can make the same argument for the Civil War: southern culture was very different from northern, to the point of nearly being a distinct nation, so they decided to take it all the way (in a grossly oversimplified statement that ignores all the other pressures and causes)

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:07 PM (39g3+)

274 Too bad Ace isn't still on the twitterz. He could have snarked about the pool woman and her lack of tater tots with, "She should have calmed her tits down."

The blowback would have been epic.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 24, 2018 01:07 PM (ptqGC)

275 The name "Max Boot" sounds like a WWI German merchant raider captain. I can see him getting chased around and sunk off the coast of Madagascar by the King's ships in 1915.








Posted by: Sir Winston Churchill at April 24, 2018 01:08 PM (MuTTO)

276 You know who did harm to Presidential expectations and norms? That dog eating, no tie wearing , foot on the desk, showing up late , bowing piece of shit. That's who.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (4ugnK)

^^^THIS x1000^^^

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at April 24, 2018 01:08 PM (2Pd3s)

277 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (+y/Ru)

History always starts just yesterday for the Left.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 24, 2018 01:08 PM (4ugnK)

278 How can we get the White House to send an invoice to Acosta's mama for babysitting?

Posted by: Downcast at April 24, 2018 01:08 PM (Iln9u)

279 Trump isn't respecting the traditions!

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/295027/

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 01:08 PM (LiyEm)

280 o/t h/t:

really good press conference with trump and macron. very substantive and worth a look.

ta ta

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (Pg+x7)

281 275 The name "Max Boot" sounds like a WWI German merchant raider captain. I can see him getting chased around and sunk off the coast of Madagascar by the King's ships in 1915.


Posted by: Sir Winston Churchill at April 24, 2018 01:08 PM (MuTTO)


And yet, he's Russian, apparently.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (WDCYi)

282 Hillary screwed the pooch

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Hillz has announced that she is amending her Twitter biography such that the first word is not "wife". May I suggest "succubus"?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (+y/Ru)

283 275 The name "Max Boot" sounds like a WWI German merchant raider captain. I can see him getting chased around and sunk off the coast of Madagascar by the King's ships in 1915.


Posted by: Sir Winston Churchill at April 24, 2018

*
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He sounds more like a character in my Lonesome Dove.

Posted by: Larry McMurtry at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (Tgext)

284 Well, well, well, Macron speaks English.

I listened to the Mike Wallace interview with him, and was quite impressed. I came in expecting him to be a typical Eurocypher, but he actually seems to have principles and thoughts. It was refreshing.

He and Trump seem to have excellent chemistry, even when they disagree.

Posted by: pep at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (wW03z)

285 Look the Judge Smails republicans DO NOT want to be associated with Al Czervik, even if it means that Bushwood gets turned into a parking lot.

The whole reason they belong to Bushwood is so they can look down their noses at Czervik and keep him out.

The whole reason the Judge Smails republicans are attracted to politics is because they see it as a vehicle to keep the Czervik's of the world where they belong, on the other side of the gate, and themselves in the buffet line, preferably ahead of everyone else in that line, if they can swing it.

Social positioning party.

Posted by: simplemind at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (IGBoR)

286 276 You know who did harm to Presidential expectations and norms? That dog eating, no tie wearing , foot on the desk, showing up late , bowing piece of shit. That's who.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (4ugnK)

^^^THIS x1000^^^
Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at April 24, 2018 01:08 PM (2Pd3s)

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

"I'm really good at killing people."

"We found out that there really isn't such a thing as a shovel ready job."

"If you like your doctor..."

"SCOTUS, you suck for Citizen's United." *middle finger*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (9ZlHt)

287 I'll admit it.

I look down on the Tot eaters.

Posted by: garrett at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (ohG/P)

288 Zombie Wayne sock off

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (ymnmz)

289 276 I bet the Oval office was like Cheech and Chong's van when he was in their too....

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (LiyEm)

290 'Sup BC! Long time, etc.


I like to cook my tater tots in the deep fryer. No other method gets the correct crispiness. Now I haz a craving.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 24, 2018 01:10 PM (sjdRT)

291 These people are stupid. This entire scenario reminds me of Gotham before Bane arrived.

Posted by: Monk at April 24, 2018 01:10 PM (J567a)

292

EM MANGO FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at April 24, 2018 01:10 PM (mPeei)

293 ... the media rarely shows trump in a serious policy discussion., so it's very refreshing. and trump's coming onb strong, clarity and directness.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 24, 2018 01:10 PM (Pg+x7)

294 287 I'll admit it.

I look down on the Tot eaters.
Posted by: garrett at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (ohG/P)

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Since they're mostly children, I suppose that makes sense.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:10 PM (9ZlHt)

295 This is precisely how you get More Trump.

I think the left sees this as a taunt or a sneer, mocking them. Its not. Its a genuine, honest warning: what you are doing enraged people in the past so much they voted for Donald Trump to be president.

And its not sinking in. They just keep doing it more and more, like they are incapable of understanding, or, if understanding, stop themselves.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:10 PM (39g3+)

296 Hash browns > tater tots

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at April 24, 2018 01:11 PM (QEvHg)

297 Er.....Chris Wallace.

Posted by: pep at April 24, 2018 01:11 PM (wW03z)

298 I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

I mean, nothing screams presidential norms and expectations of conduct like hosting a meeting at the WH entitled, "A Safe Place to Pee."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 24, 2018 01:11 PM (vg8iE)

299 (... that last sentence was not really a sentence, but this is the internet, so there.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 24, 2018 01:11 PM (Pg+x7)

300 To make them classier, just call them tottes de tateurs

It gives them a certain jannay say qua.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 24, 2018 01:11 PM (3dsTO)

301 When has DJT attacked gays and lesbians? I'd like specifics from George Takei.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (sILsL)

302 I think about 18th century America and wonder if there was a single inflection point where people just decided that there was a culture gap too wide to bridge. I mean, here in The Colonies, there was a big premium on being self sufficient, on taking care of yourself and so on, which was encouraged by the effective lack of the Crown being present. People learned that they CAN INDEED live without the august English throne telling them what to do.

It started at least as far back as the 7 Years War, when when a bunch of innocent New England farm boys, good Puritans, joined up with the British army (not as Redcoats themselves, but as colonial troops) and discovered that the redcoats cussed worse than the Horde. Quite a culture shock.

The breaking point was in 1776 when they realized that the King himself was in opposition to them. Early in the war most folks assumed that the King had their back and that it was a just a bunch of corrupt ministers and MPs that were trying to deprive them of their English liberties. It was only when they realized that they were indeed in opposition to the Crown that the majority of the rebels decided that they really had nothing in common with Britain. That is why the Declaration came something like 9 months after the fighting had begun.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (bZ7mE)

303 295 This is precisely how you get More Trump.

I think the left sees this as a taunt or a sneer, mocking them. Its not. Its a genuine, honest warning: what you are doing enraged people in the past so much they voted for Donald Trump to be president.

And its not sinking in. They just keep doing it more and more, like they are incapable of understanding, or, if understanding, stop themselves.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:10 PM (39g3+)

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Aren't parts of the left coalition talking about taking the strategy of dismissive antagonism from 2016 and doing it harder in 2018?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (9ZlHt)

304 >>287 I'll admit it.

I look down on the Tot eaters.

We do too.

Posted by: Fried Okra Eaters at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (r9UYA)

305 Hillz has announced that she is amending her Twitter biography such that the first word is not "wife". May I suggest "succubus"?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


First word: Crusty

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (pQplJ)

306 Smart questions, that speak to the media's intelligence, are beyond the media's comprehension.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (hyuyC)

307 When has DJT attacked gays and lesbians? I'd like specifics from George Takei.
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Not engaging in incessant pandering and participating in their persecution fantasies = attack.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (vg8iE)

308 I look down on the Tot eaters.

So you're a Tot tut-tutter?

Posted by: pep at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (wW03z)

309 My wife loves tater tots. I think they are the work of the Devil or just large Deer Droppings.

Posted by: Gumby at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (2LelM)

310 285 Look the Judge Smails republicans DO NOT want to be associated with Al Czervik, even if it means that Bushwood gets turned into a parking lot.

The whole reason they belong to Bushwood is so they can look down their noses at Czervik and keep him out.

The whole reason the Judge Smails republicans are attracted to politics is because they see it as a vehicle to keep the Czervik's of the world where they belong, on the other side of the gate, and themselves in the buffet line, preferably ahead of everyone else in that line, if they can swing it.

Social positioning party.

Posted by: simplemind at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (IGBoR)

Kind of, but really, it's more about us than it is about Trump.

They don't like him, because he's not trying to get rid of the rest of us.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (WDCYi)

311
@GeorgeTakei No one would bat an eye if an entertainer said they'd have voted for George Bush. Vocal support for Trump, by contrast, stirs backlash because he has attacked our communities, our institutions, and our values. We are not in ordinary times. They demand we all take a clearer stand.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 24, 2018 01:05 PM (+y/Ru)

Has there ever been a president who employed more gay people in his private business than Trump has?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (lKyWE)

312 Katy Tur's tranny father had his tater tots removed

Posted by: NCKate at April 24, 2018 01:04 PM (bCtf/)
..............

I had to goggle that. Too funny, born Robert, now Zoey, and Katy was not happy about it. He was formerly known as Chopper Bob. I think they should still call him that.

Posted by: wth at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (HgMAr)

313 Presser PDT and French President

Most of it is bullshit

But they are talking about the Iran deal...WHich basically shows that a bad deal is NOT better not deal at all. Fredo forced this crap thru and we are now kinda stuck with it. Very hard to get out of it and have any european support, the worms

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (5y11N)

314 "It's disappointing to see presumably rational and thoughtful writers sink to this depth."


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

Well, Barnum and Bailey's Circus is no more, so we're left with the NeverTrump clown show. Kristol with the big red nose and the floppy shoes, and Max Boot with the selzter bottle.

Posted by: mrp at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (Pqytn)

315 I remember when we went through a period calling French Fries "Freedom Fries."

A local watering hole near us makes an awesome French dip. They renamed it for the owner's son.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (ptqGC)

316 I'm at McD's
The manager just walked around asking customers if everything was fine.
Appropriating Chik Fil-A culture!

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (QEvHg)

317 Tots have to be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and hot all the way through but not so much the inside burns your tongue.

It's an art.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (3dsTO)

318 Look the Judge Smails republicans DO NOT want to be associated with Al Czervik, even if it means that Bushwood gets turned into a parking lot.

This ultimately is what its all about. The left used to mock these people and consider themselves on the side of the Caddies and the Animal House residents. They were the ones making fun of Charles Emerson Winchester III and Ted Baxter.

Now they ARE those characters.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (39g3+)

319 When has DJT attacked gays and lesbians? I'd like specifics from George Takei.
Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (sILsL)

You have to understand that not giving the LBGT everything they want and more and not praising them as heroes is the same as attacking them.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 24, 2018 01:14 PM (4ugnK)

320 289 276 I bet the Oval office was like Cheech and Chong's van when he was in their too....
Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (LiyEm)

Hmmmm..... could be why they waited to do the Oval Office Redecoration AFTER Obama left...

Had to get the smell out...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 24, 2018 01:14 PM (NgKpN)

321 To make them classier, just call them tottes de tateurs



Toot sweet!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 01:14 PM (pQplJ)

322
307 When has DJT attacked gays and lesbians? I'd like specifics from George Takei.
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Not engaging in incessant pandering and participating in their persecution fantasies = attack.
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Its more basic - just ignoring them is a hate crime. You would have thought they would all be married and in Catamite Bliss. But you would be wrong.

Posted by: Gumby at April 24, 2018 01:14 PM (2LelM)

323

MMMM, fried okra. Ate a metric shit ton of okra downrange this month, mostly grilled. So good.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 24, 2018 01:14 PM (UFLLM)

324 I remember when we went through a period calling French Fries "Freedom Fries."

We haven't so much moved closer to the french....what has happened is that the Germans and British have moved further away from us

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 24, 2018 01:14 PM (5y11N)

325 316 I'm at McD's
The manager just walked around asking customers if everything was fine.
Appropriating Chik Fil-A culture!
Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (QEvHg)

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Appropriation is fine if white Christians are the ones being stolen from.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:14 PM (9ZlHt)

326 286
276 You know who did harm to Presidential expectations and norms? That
dog eating, no tie wearing , foot on the desk, showing up late , bowing
piece of shit. That's who.



Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 24, 2018 12:42 PM (4ugnK)



^^^THIS x1000^^^

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at April 24, 2018 01:08 PM (2Pd3s)



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"I'm really good at killing people."



"We found out that there really isn't such a thing as a shovel ready job."



"If you like your doctor..."



"SCOTUS, you suck for Citizen's United." *middle finger*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (9ZlHt)


I totally forgot about President "Secret Kill List" Obama.


LOL

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 24, 2018 01:14 PM (ymnmz)

327 287 I'll admit it.

I look down on the Tot eaters.
Posted by: garrett at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (ohG/P)

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Since they're mostly children, I suppose that makes sense.


Heh, I went to some little cafe/restaurant in Portland, ME a few weeks ago. They had some seriously good Tot dishes. One had Tots with pulled pork, bacon, and other garnishments. Damned tasty.

And something that I am very happy to enjoy in spite of Tur's disdain.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 24, 2018 01:14 PM (eytER)

328 This is about "who you know."

Many "conservatives" went to the same fine schools as the libs. They want to be liked even more than the libs. The libs will take a beating and go dirty to get what they want - see Obamacare. Sure, lose 900 seats in 8 years because of policies and we actually had a close election to succeed Obama and here we are 2 years later with the Ds sniffing at taking the House and not losing as many seats in the Senate as was believed 18 months ago.

What Trump has done is shown that many Rs were "loyal" opposition in name only. Raise bunches on money, rail against Obama/Hillary, get invited to the cool kids parties and that was their entire plan.

Goldberg, etc., are scared because they've been caught lying for years about what could be accomplished. They were unwilling to take a hit - but more than happy to ask with their hand out for a cabin reservation or subscription to their magazine, with the sole purpose of making people feel better because they wrote what they wanted to accomplish. Once in a position to accomplish said items, they suddenly recoiled because the cool kids didn't like them if they tried to accomplish what they had been writing about.

The Jig is up. And for many of these folks, it will never, ever be the same. They know that, and that's the reason for them all going overboard.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at April 24, 2018 01:14 PM (bB4HN)

329 I bet the Oval office was like Cheech and Chong's van when he was in their too....
Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (LiyEm)

Hmmmm..... could be why they waited to do the Oval Office Redecoration AFTER Obama left...

Had to get the smell out...
Posted by: Don Q.


Skunk pussy/stank weasel.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 01:15 PM (pQplJ)

330 Tater tots? Glad to see the intelligentsia are discussing the weighty issues of the day.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 24, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs)

331 301 When has DJT attacked gays and lesbians? I'd like specifics from George Takei.
Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (sILsL)

Pence is his VP, and Pence is their Bogeyman.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:15 PM (WDCYi)

332 How did these snarky little shits get out of high school alive?

Posted by: Archer at April 24, 2018 01:15 PM (gbWkA)

333 >>When has DJT attacked gays and lesbians? I'd like specifics from George Takei.


He chose Mike Pence as VP.
Apparently that is the source of the 'Trump hates gays!" stuff.
Yeah, I don't get it.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 24, 2018 01:15 PM (W+vEI)

334 206 Taco Time tater tots are my jam.

I'm not worried about those amoral people judging me for enjoying them.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 24, 2018 12:57 PM (iv0p7)


Taco Time! I miss that place.

Fun fact: Stacy McCain's cob logger "Smitty" worked briefly at the Ballard Taco Time in the 80s.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at April 24, 2018 01:15 PM (2kiKp)

335 Hash browns > tater tots

Potatoes O'Brian > Hash browns > tater tots

Aren't parts of the left coalition talking about taking the strategy of dismissive antagonism from 2016 and doing it harder in 2018?

"We didn't get our message out loud and clearly enough, we need to get in their faces!!!!"
--Democratic Party

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (39g3+)

336 "Ooooooo....there's chicken poop on these eggs!!"

"Yup. Congrats. You're farmers. It involves poop."
Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 24, 2018 12:52 PM (9CkBG)

Reminds me of an MST3K short highlighting egg gathering, production and shipping. At one point Mike remarks "Eggs are complicated. They should cost like $100 apiece."

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (MX7xj)

337 >>287 I'll admit it.

I look down on the Tot eaters.

*fist bump*

Posted by: Hush Puppies at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (r9UYA)

338 A succubus is supposed to be attractive...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (0Le4j)

339 330. It's just this damned war and that son of a bitch Trump.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (fA1SL)

340 I prefer hash browns properly prepared. Not that easy to do at home. Then there is Corned Beef Hash.

I'm getting hungry and I just ate.

Posted by: Gumby at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (2LelM)

341 I want the idjits to be specific.

Apart from the stupid tweets, and I only say that because I am contemptuous of Twitter...exactly what is the beef with the President?

NAME ONE THING APART FROM THE TWEETS, dillholes.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (B+qrE)

342 "Absent from this piece is any explignatory anation of how Trump threatens the rule of law"

In fact, President Trump is restoring the Rule of Law.

DACA was a One-Man law. The President brought it back to Congress.

The Paris Climate Accord was an illegal One-Man Treaty. We were the only signatory whose legislature did not vote. Again, it is up to Congress.
also enforcing the
The Iran Deal was another illegal One-Man Treaty. Obama had it approved by the Iranian legislature but not the Senate.

The President also rolled back the massive Grand Staircase land-grab in Utah which was confiscated without local or Congressional input under the Monuments Act rather than the National Park Act.

The President is also enforcing the laws Congress passed on immigration. And rolling back regulations by the unelected Perma-Blob that Congress never passed.

And neither is he wiretapping and framing his political opponents as was done to him and probably Mitt Romney before him.

President Trump is restoring the Rule of Law at every turn. That's why the Crooked Uni-Party hates him.

And why we love him.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (6lzOo)

343 Many "conservatives" went to the same fine schools as the libs.

---

The overclass of elites.
They already know everything so they have no need to think.

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (QEvHg)

344 331 301 When has DJT attacked gays and lesbians? I'd like specifics from George Takei.
Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (sILsL)

Pence is his VP, and Pence is their Bogeyman.
Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:15 PM (WDCYi)

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It doesn't even need to go that far.

Trump is a Republican.

Republicans hate gays.

Therefore, Trump hates gays.

It's really stupid, simplistic thinking, but it's "their truth".

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (9ZlHt)

345 320 It smelled like pot and Mooch's feet...

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (LiyEm)

346 MMMM, fried okra. Ate a metric shit ton of okra downrange this month, mostly grilled. So good.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits


Battered, deep fried. Served with a side or ranch dressing for dipping.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (pQplJ)

347 "I think the media LOVED Obama. They are upset that Hillary! didn't win.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 24, 2018 12:46 PM (uDcBt)"

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The only piece of advice I have for them is "Get over it, you lost". I'm too polite to laugh in their faces.

Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 01:17 PM (/3+Sg)

348 I'm picturing you giving a potato a disapproving glance, and it's making me laugh.
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Too much eyes makeup.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 24, 2018 01:17 PM (MIKMs)

349 333

He chose Mike Pence as VP.
Apparently that is the source of the 'Trump hates gays!" stuff.
Yeah, I don't get it.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 24, 2018 01:15 PM (W+vEI)

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You don't really think that if he ran without a VP or with an openly gay VP that the left would say, "Oh, he's fine on gay issues," do you?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:17 PM (9ZlHt)

350 The book about the Hillary campaign comes out today - I believe Amy Chuzik is the author. One piece from the book is how FAB used profanity during debate prep to describe Trump. She also said that Trump doesn't deserve to be in the same arena as her.

Seems this esteemed Presidential wannabe loves her the F word.

Posted by: Cheri at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (oiNtH)

351 How did these snarky little shits get out of high school alive?


Posted by: Archer at April 24, 2018 01:15 PM (gbWkA)


Barely. Which is why they went into journOlism and moved to NYC/DC to become our Betters. Wouldn't last five minutes in flyoever country trying to figure out how to survive the rigors of suburbia.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (ptqGC)

352 313 Presser PDT and French President

Most of it is bullshit

But they are talking about the Iran deal...WHich basically shows that a bad deal is NOT better not deal at all. Fredo forced this crap thru and we are now kinda stuck with it. Very hard to get out of it and have any european support, the worms
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (5y11N)

Actually.... it would be very simple...

Give a speech... talking about how the US is no longer going to be party to bad deals...

Link it to, yes we will take care of our Friends... but only if our friends help take care of us...

Then point out that RUSSIA backs the Iran Nuc deal...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (NgKpN)

353 NAME ONE THING APART FROM THE TWEETS, dillholes.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (B+qrE)

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I think one reason for their ire is that social media is supposed to be their playground.
How dare Trump invade it and grab it by the pussy.

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (QEvHg)

354 305
Hillz has announced that she is amending her Twitter biography such that the first word is not "wife". May I suggest "succubus"?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks





First word: Crusty

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (pQplJ)

"2 time Loser" should suffice.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (jxbfJ)

355 >346
MMMM, fried okra. Ate a metric shit ton of okra downrange this month, mostly grilled. So good.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits





Battered, deep fried. Served with a side or ranch dressing for dipping.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (pQplJ)


I think I've only had okra in gumbo. Maybe I should grow some this year.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (sjdRT)

356 PDT going on about ADM Jackson and the problems he has run into..."sounds" like ADM Jackson might withdraw his own name? Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (5y11N)

357 She also said that Trump doesn't deserve to be in the same arena as her.

At last, common ground.

Posted by: pep at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (wW03z)

358 335 "We didn't get our message out loud and clearly enough, we need to get in their faces!!!!"
--Democratic Party
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (39g3+)

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Yup.

I hope they go big and loud with that message.

It'll work this time, for sure. Like that The Onion video of the Mid-West middle aged white man who denounces everything he believes because he read a thousand page 3rd wave feminist manifesto.

It'll work!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (9ZlHt)

359 You don't really think that if he ran without a VP or with an openly gay VP that the left would say, "Oh, he's fine on gay issues," do you?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:17 PM (9ZlHt)

He could have picked RuPaul and they'd still call him a homophobe.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (MX7xj)

360 Mustn't associate with...those people. You know...them.

Posted by: Max Boot, Hammer of the Memes at April 24, 2018 01:19 PM (RD7QR)

361 Pence is also the one who wants to creat a theocracy like in The Handmaids Tale!
Shreiking Left Wing Harpy

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 01:19 PM (LiyEm)

362 Taco Time! I miss that place.

Taco Time always has had better food than Taco Bell, I don't understand how they have never really done as well. And I don't get as much digestive distress from Taco Time, either.

Plus: Taquitos (they call them "crisp burritos")

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:19 PM (39g3+)

363 I still have a soft spot for Jonah Goldberg due to Liberal Fascism*, but I can't stand when he whines about how Never Trumpers are suffering professionally for their principles when fucking Max Boot got hired by the WaPo for the express purpose of writing these garbage articles.


*I also think part of Jonah's antipathy to Trump is his inbred Manhattan snobbery against perceived crude people from the outer Boroughs. It's just part of him.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 24, 2018 01:19 PM (OD2ni)

364 300 To make them classier, just call them tottes de tateurs

It gives them a certain jannay say qua.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 24, 2018 01:11 PM (3dsTO)

Les tottes de pommes de terre.

Posted by: josephistan at April 24, 2018 01:19 PM (7HtZB)

365

The local dipping sauce was typically a mix of malt vinegar and stinky fish sauce often with some uber hot pepper bits tossed in... SO GOOD!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 24, 2018 01:19 PM (UFLLM)

366 To make them classier, just call them tottes de tateurs

I'd say "cylindres de pomme de terre".

aka "potato cylinders".

I don't think they have tater tots in France.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 24, 2018 01:19 PM (iv0p7)

367 I have no idea how a right wing person could live in NYC.

Posted by: Monk at April 24, 2018 01:20 PM (J567a)

368 353 NAME ONE THING APART FROM THE TWEETS, dillholes.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 24, 2018 01:16 PM (B+qrE)

---

I think one reason for their ire is that social media is supposed to be their playground.
How dare Trump invade it and grab it by the pussy.
Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (QEvHg)

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That one time Trump called Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas!!!!

At a speech that was unrelated!!!!

He's a monster!!!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:20 PM (9ZlHt)

369 360 Mustn't associate with...those people. You know...them.
Posted by: Max Boot, Hammer of the Memes


Does this mean we can finally play the "whattya mean "those people"" game?

Posted by: pep at April 24, 2018 01:20 PM (wW03z)

370 The only piece of advice I have for them is "Get over it, you lost". I'm too polite to laugh in their faces.
Posted by: Decaf


I'm not. I'll laugh in their faces until they take the razor blade and "go down the street, not across the tracks."

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 01:20 PM (pQplJ)

371 ." It's disappointing to see presumably rational and thoughtful writers sink to this depth.

______________________________

They aren't sinking to that depth. They've always resided there. They set up shop there, and have a gated cul de sac there. The only difference is that they are calling attention to themselves.

Posted by: Orson at April 24, 2018 01:20 PM (aY1vT)

372 Are tater tots like pouring?

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2018 01:20 PM (sILsL)

373 Actually.... it would be very simple...

Give a speech... talking about how the US is no longer going to be party to bad deals...

Link it to, yes we will take care of our Friends... but only if our friends help take care of us...

Then point out that RUSSIA backs the Iran Nuc deal...
Posted by: Don Q. at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (NgKpN)

yeah no. Not so simple. We can withdraw but the euro weenies have a ton of contracts with them and the appear to have no intention of following us or abrogating those contracts and thus the "economic" pressure on Iran would not be forthcoming. Fredo fucked us but good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 24, 2018 01:20 PM (5y11N)

374 359 You don't really think that if he ran without a VP or with an openly gay VP that the left would say, "Oh, he's fine on gay issues," do you?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:17 PM (9ZlHt)

He could have picked RuPaul and they'd still call him a homophobe.
Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (MX7xj)

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

Because he has an R after his name now.

And it is an article of faith that if you have an R after your name, then you hate gays and are bad for them.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:20 PM (9ZlHt)

375 Pence is his VP, and Pence is their Bogeyman.
Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:15 PM (WDCYi)

He's here to do
Whatever he can

Posted by: Insomniac at April 24, 2018 01:21 PM (NWiLs)

376 Jonah is sad mainly because he finally succumbed to the swamp due to his wife being a swamp dweller. She must have exerted pressure on him to stop embarassing her at parties where she has to explain that he works for Fox, the least he can do is flip.

Posted by: Decaf at April 24, 2018 01:21 PM (/3+Sg)

377 Has there ever been a president who employed more gay people in his private business than Trump has?
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM


Fabulous isn't free.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2018 01:21 PM (ctuyM)

378 NY Times corrects piece calling Palestinian terrorist paynents a "Far right conspiracy theory"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/295019/

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 01:21 PM (LiyEm)

379 "presumably rational and thoughtful writers"

It's not even a rebuttable presumption, which raises questions about @molratty.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 24, 2018 01:21 PM (VgViV)

380 The Jig is up. And for many of these folks, it will never, ever be the same. They know that, and that's the reason for them all going overboard.

I think you are on to something, though I'd like to point out that they might not have been consciously lying to us, just lazy and far, far too comfortable in the progressive-dominated culture to realize themselves how closely they had aligned with their supposed opposition. Part of the anger might come from the sudden self-revelation and/or denial of the same.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 24, 2018 01:21 PM (bZ7mE)

381 You know who looks like a potato? Karl Rove.

Posted by: Mr. Potato Head at April 24, 2018 01:21 PM (HgMAr)

382 We could also ask the question:

Why didn't good reporters stand up to the CIA abuse when they were being targeted instead of blindly following Obama.

Posted by: Ghost of John Brown at April 24, 2018 01:21 PM (gWMRf)

383

"No Bill, the potato goes in front."

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 24, 2018 01:21 PM (UFLLM)

384 tater tots like pouring?
Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2018 01:20 PM (sILsL)
poutine dyac

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2018 01:21 PM (sILsL)

385 "Mustn't associate with...those people. You know...them.

Posted by: Max Boot, Hammer of the Memes"


I'll pass on taking advice from some asshole that intentionally tries to make himself look like Glenn Thrush.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 24, 2018 01:22 PM (OD2ni)

386
Kind of, but really, it's more about us than it is about Trump.

They don't like him, because he's not trying to get rid of the rest of us.
=======
Because Al (Trump) Czervik represents the rest of us . . . the deplorables. He's a proxy (oddly enough) for the rest of us outsiders. They put him down, they put us down for decades maybe longer, maybe forever.

Posted by: simplemind at April 24, 2018 01:22 PM (urkB4)

387 Apart from the stupid tweets, and I only say that because I am contemptuous of Twitter...exactly what is the beef with the President?

I despise the way he treated his wives, committing adultery with a series of nasty whores like Stormy Daniels, etc.

That said... its been over a decade, and it seems pretty clear that he's a changed man. I think Melania and her faith has been a very positive influence on President Trump. So... I can forgive the man for his past sins. Who am I to cast the first stone in any case?

Its not like he's getting oral sex in the white house or cheating on his wife while he's on the campaign trail like Edwards.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:22 PM (39g3+)

388 "14 I'm one of those persuadable Trump skeptics. I'd prefer he wasn't the president. I'm not a fan of most of his behavior.

I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct.

---

He's getting his dick sucked in the Oval Office?"

Not even wiretapping the Senate cloakroom as far as anyone knows. But, Trump.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 24, 2018 01:22 PM (VgViV)

389 I'm at McD's
The manager just walked around asking customers if everything was fine.
Appropriating Chik Fil-A culture!
Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (QEvHg)

Was recently at a small local chain which had a Chik-Fil-A open near it. They were a lot more engaging. But it simply shows the spread of those nefarious Christian values. Google will have to ban them as well.

Posted by: WOPR at April 24, 2018 01:22 PM (J70i0)

390 What frustrates me about Goldberg especially is that when he started out, he was great. He was approaching conservatism in a way that appealed to Gen X readers. It wasn't a staid, consciously-scholarly approach. It was, pop-culturish. And he sold it very well.

And now...not. I'm left thinking that I was played all those times I read the G-File and nodded in agreement. Had he always been playing a part?

Maybe "frustrated" isn't the right word.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 24, 2018 01:23 PM (eytER)

391 I think what gave them the vapors was during the 2016 debates, when Donny Two Scoops looked Hillary in the eye and bellowed "You'd be in jail!"

Posted by: mrp at April 24, 2018 01:23 PM (Pqytn)

392
She also said that Trump doesn't deserve to be in the same arena as her.


From the woman who was was holding rallies in gymnasiums when Trump was packing 10,000 seat arenas

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 24, 2018 01:23 PM (lKyWE)

393 342: gipperlives:

very nice list of ways trump is restoring the rule of law. needs to be said in respond se to the regular attacks on trump, often by former officials, that he is some kind of dictator.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 24, 2018 01:23 PM (Pg+x7)

394 Heh, I went to some little cafe/restaurant in Portland, ME a few weeks ago. They had some seriously good Tot dishes. One had Tots with pulled pork, bacon, and other garnishments. Damned tasty.

There's a place around here called Lunchbox Laboratory. They have a tot dish with cheesy sauce, crumbled bacon, green onions, sour cream and "Satan's Tears" ketchup.

It's delicious.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 24, 2018 01:23 PM (iv0p7)

395 Has there ever been a president who employed more gay people in his private business than Trump has?

-
Well, Obama enjoyed quite a few.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 24, 2018 01:24 PM (+y/Ru)

396 think you are on to something, though I'd like to point out that they might not have been consciously lying to us, just lazy and far, far too comfortable in the progressive-dominated culture to realize themselves how closely they had aligned with their supposed opposition. Part of the anger might come from the sudden self-revelation and/or denial of the same.
======
Its organized lying.

they get their talking points from a central drop around 4:00am every day.

That's why its so coordinated.

Posted by: simplemind at April 24, 2018 01:24 PM (DjJ5P)

397 I also think part of Jonah's antipathy to Trump is his inbred Manhattan snobbery.


He's not a manhattanite. DC

Posted by: dagny at April 24, 2018 01:24 PM (ahV/f)

398 Home fries (cubed parboiled potatoes fried in butter) > Potatoes O'Brian > hash browns > tater tots.

Posted by: Archer at April 24, 2018 01:24 PM (gbWkA)

399 38 The banter between, Tur, Tapper, Goldberg and Hayes is stupid. I'm embarrassed for them.
Posted by: Seems Legit at April 24, 2018 12:39 PM (U+nHb)

They see themselves as members of a guild. They see you and me as proles.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 24, 2018 01:24 PM (RD7QR)

400 @234,

We are the counter culture now, and as such, just don't need to participate in it any more. We unfortunately need to separate from the insanity as much as we can and make connections with like minded people. We need to preserve Western culture somehow and be prepared to take it underground if needed.

Posted by: notsothoreau at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (5HBd1)

401 Presidential norms like Lyndon Johnson givieng an itervieww to reporters while talking a dump in the oval office bathroom with the door open?


That kind of norm?



Or do the mean JFK always hopped up on speed and Quaaludes to get his mood right?


That kind of norm?




Help a fella out here, I stupid.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (ymnmz)

402 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (5y11N)



Actually.... it would be very simple...



Give a speech... talking about how the US is no longer going to be party to bad deals...



Link it to, yes we will take care of our Friends... but only if our friends help take care of us...



Then point out that RUSSIA backs the Iran Nuc deal...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 24, 2018 01:18 PM (NgKpN)


Yeah, I'm sure some lawpersons can explain how or why, but I'm still not understanding how a treaty can be enacted, by not calling it a treaty... and then everybody acts like it can't be over-ridden, like it's a treaty or something.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (9chmE)

403 Pommes Anna > Potatoes O'Brian > Hash browns > tater tots

Posted by: Lizzy at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (W+vEI)

404 "Jonah is sad mainly because he finally succumbed to the swamp due to his wife being a swamp dweller. She must have exerted pressure on him to stop embarassing her at parties where she has to explain that he works for Fox, the least he can do is flip.
Posted by: Decaf"


I thought I heard his wife works for Trump? He got pissy at Matt Schlapp for divulging that.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (OD2ni)

405 I seem to recall that quite a few years ago NRO had some chat room thing up...but none of the readers were allowed in it. It was for the All Star Line Up to talk back and forth and you were privileged to be allowed to watch their shiny brilliance and razor sharp insights from afar.

I'm sure they all imagined you were applauding.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (4ErVI)

406 Man,being an organ donor is one thing but not THOSE organs.(see sidebar)

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (LiyEm)

407 "I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct."

You've got to be f*cking kidding me. After Obama? What is wrong with these people? Every caveat-laden, quasi-skeptic-supportive piece I read about Trump from these wanna-be intellectual tools the sicker I feel. Trump is actually, materially RESTORING the stature and efficacy and patriotism of the office. I think these people just can't stand that Trump fights back on twitter. It's so undignified, you know. He's supposed to ear the shit sandwiches he's given and like them.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (H8QX8)

408 yeah, the DC Cartel ignores the majority on issue after issue, and serves their donor class -- but all we in the sticks really care about is that our tater tots are always available.

Hillary had a private server AND a foundation for laundering bribe money, and now Mueller is breaking down doors of attorneys or anyone associated with Trump in a clear coup -- but sure, Trump is the danger.

Trump and his broad support for draining the Swamp is an existential threat to the DC Cartel and their (almost accomplished) plans to overthrow (traditional/constitutional) America. Trump is indeed a Threat ... to the DC Crime Syndicate and their cocktail party sycophants that mock the American Patriot.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (bT8Z4)

409 The Jig is up. And for many of these folks, it will never, ever be the same.

I'm going to wax pedantic here.

Its "gig" is up. Why? Because a Gig is a certain kind of boat that was used in the old tall ships sailing days. When the gig was "up" it was lifted and slung from booms of the side of the ship out of the water. When that happened, it meant the ship was leaving and it was too late to get on board.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (39g3+)

410 I am certainly going to be willowed but : CNN's Jim Acosta: Americans 'Don't Have All Their Faculties'
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks,


Acosta is an arrogant little tosspot, and it is past time he had his WH press pass revoked. he can toss off at home.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (TXZiW)

411 Also apparently I can get two mcdoubles for $3.
Ordered them plain so I got to eat 4 burger patties on the cheap.

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (QEvHg)

412 You want pommes frites with that?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (NWiLs)

413 379 It's not even a rebuttable presumption, which raises questions about @molratty.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 24, 2018 01:21 PM (VgViV)

I can't help but feel like that's another "You're supposed to know who this person is, because they're gonna get Twitter Quoted", but I have no f***ing idea who they are.

Kind of like that Reaboi guy.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:26 PM (WDCYi)

414 The "You'd be in jail!" remark was also a crossing-the-Rubicon moment. You can't have nice things at a DC cocktail party if you declare the elite's pick for the job a felon-in-waiting.

Posted by: mrp at April 24, 2018 01:26 PM (Pqytn)

415 405 The Corner.Used to be my number one stop before I discovered ace.

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 01:26 PM (LiyEm)

416 "Hey Good Lookin'! We'll be back to pick you up later!"

#MrCyberflirt

Posted by: Fritz at April 24, 2018 01:26 PM (J7XgW)

417 "I'm one of those persuadable Trump skeptics. I'd prefer he wasn't the
president. I'm not a fan of most of his behavior. I am open to the
possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and
expectations of conduct."




I don't know who "Malratty" is, but her first sentence seems to be completely negated by the next, increasingly stupid three.

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at April 24, 2018 01:26 PM (jjaLl)

418 390 What frustrates me about Goldberg especially is that when he started out, he was great. He was approaching conservatism in a way that appealed to Gen X readers. It wasn't a staid, consciously-scholarly approach. It was, pop-culturish. And he sold it very well.

And now...not. I'm left thinking that I was played all those times I read the G-File and nodded in agreement. Had he always been playing a part?

Maybe "frustrated" isn't the right word.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 24, 2018 01:23 PM (eytER)

I remember those days. He even quoted a few emails of mine in the G File.

Posted by: josephistan at April 24, 2018 01:26 PM (7HtZB)

419 409 The Jig is up. And for many of these folks, it will never, ever be the same.

I'm going to wax pedantic here.

Its "gig" is up. Why? Because a Gig is a certain kind of boat that was used in the old tall ships sailing days. When the gig was "up" it was lifted and slung from booms of the side of the ship out of the water. When that happened, it meant the ship was leaving and it was too late to get on board.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (39g3+)

The news is out.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 24, 2018 01:26 PM (NWiLs)

420 ... this trump/macron news conference is terrific. trump showing his command of policy and politics both. very impressive and trump is never shown as an informed leader.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 24, 2018 01:26 PM (Pg+x7)

421 Hiccubus?

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 24, 2018 01:27 PM (RuIsu)

422 420 ... this trump/macron news conference is terrific. trump showing his command of policy and politics both. very impressive and trump is never shown as an informed leader.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 24, 2018 01:26 PM (Pg+x7)

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

I was told by people who assure me that they know everything that he's a dummy and is in the process of selling the White House to Putin.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 24, 2018 01:27 PM (9ZlHt)

423 The Anti Trump Hysteria is a classic, chilling example of mass hysteria, abetted by the most cynical propaganda.

To understand the mechanism, think about how even Milquetoast Mitt became The Worst Human Being Ever for going out of his way to hire women on his staff, as to point his hiring people to "binders full of women." It bears repeating that this gesture, and phrase, was specifically to further female hires, and register the Mittman's outrage that moar wimmen were not being hired for top positions.

But Ohmygodohmygodohmygod "binders!" "women!" the DNC/media shrieked for days on end, until the masses of insecure, LIV sheep internalized the emotional response.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 24, 2018 01:27 PM (FLifI)

424 Can't say 'Jig' any more.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 24, 2018 01:27 PM (xBSm0)

425 Jonah is sad mainly because he finally succumbed to the swamp due to his wife being a swamp dweller.

She must have exerted pressure on him to stop embarassing her at parties

---
TRUE definition of a "Cuck".

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 01:27 PM (pQplJ)

426 And now...not. I'm left thinking that I was played all those times I read the G-File and nodded in agreement. Had he always been playing a part?

Maybe "frustrated" isn't the right word.


I agree, he was great, and still can be. I disagree he's totally turned leftist, he just seems to be slouching toward elitism. That article on rock and roll was just... bizarre.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:28 PM (39g3+)

427 408 Hillary had a private server AND a foundation for laundering bribe money, and now Mueller is breaking down doors of attorneys or anyone associated with Trump in a clear coup -- but sure, Trump is the danger.

-----------

Exactly. They're saying "Look what YOU made us do. If YOU idiot insignificant gnats hadn't voted this outsider in, we wouldn't have to rend what's left of the Constitution and the Rule of Law into confetti in order to grind YOU into dust. You were supposed to make it easy on us, assholes!".

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:28 PM (WDCYi)

428 Yeah, I'm sure some lawpersons can explain how or why, but I'm still not understanding how a treaty can be enacted, by not calling it a treaty... and then everybody acts like it can't be over-ridden, like it's a treaty or something.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (9chmE)

No one is saying we can't withdraw...The point is what then? How do we ( The USA ) put back in place the economic pressure that was hurting Iran if the Chicoms Rsukies and Euro weenies have all these contracts with them? Or are you suggesting we just start bombing the shitt out of Iran?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 24, 2018 01:28 PM (5y11N)

429 I'm trying to imagine, back in 1961, those people concerned about a Catholic President being told they should join the Church of Satan.

Posted by: epobirs at April 24, 2018 01:28 PM (AJKgl)

430 421 Hiccubus?
Posted by: Burger Chef at April 24, 2018 01:27 PM (RuIsu)


Drunkubus.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:28 PM (WDCYi)

431 I want in. I'll suck any and all cocks for the chance.

Posted by: Erick Erickson at April 24, 2018 01:29 PM (/gJgv)

432 Again, like "principles," define "presidential norms."

Do it.


I'm sick of the fuzzy talk.

Posted by: dagny at April 24, 2018 01:29 PM (ahV/f)

433 Katy - show me your tots!!

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at April 24, 2018 01:29 PM (vc8bM)

434 Add some jaegerschnitzel to the pomme frittes and hey I would be very happy. Nyah ja!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 24, 2018 01:29 PM (kX6Uw)

435 Hey Katy, how's your dad's tater tits?

Posted by: Cheri at April 24, 2018 01:29 PM (oiNtH)

436 (416) Hey, look! It's Zombie Mr. Microphone!

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 24, 2018 01:29 PM (RuIsu)

437 362 Taco Time! I miss that place.

Taco Time always has had better food than Taco Bell, I don't understand how they have never really done as well. And I don't get as much digestive distress from Taco Time, either.

Plus: Taquitos (they call them "crisp burritos")

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:19 PM (39g3+)


I think they're content being a small regional chain.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at April 24, 2018 01:30 PM (2kiKp)

438 And now...not. I'm left thinking that I was played all those times I read the G-File and nodded in agreement. Had he always been playing a part?

Maybe "frustrated" isn't the right word.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 24, 2018 01:23 PM (eytER)

I always used to scoff at Lefties who stated that a lot of conservatives were simply spouting what got them a paycheck. I must admit my naiveté.

Posted by: WOPR at April 24, 2018 01:30 PM (J70i0)

439
Its "gig" is up. Why? Because a Gig is a certain kind of boat that was used in the old tall ships sailing days. When the gig was "up" it was lifted and slung from booms of the side of the ship out of the water. When that happened, it meant the ship was leaving and it was too late to get on board.
------------------------------
Nicely done Christopher.

Posted by: Gumby at April 24, 2018 01:30 PM (2LelM)

440 431 I want in. I'll suck any and all cocks for the chance.
Posted by: Erick Erickson at April 24, 2018 01:29 PM (/gJgv)

You're supposed to still be waiting for the Russian Whores to piss on you.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:30 PM (WDCYi)

441 430
421 Hiccubus?

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 24, 2018 01:27 PM (RuIsu)





Drunkubus.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:28 PM (WDCYi)


Count Drunkula.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 24, 2018 01:30 PM (ymnmz)

442
Battered, deep fried. Served with a side or ranch dressing for dipping.

Just as good tea needs no sugar, good fried okra needs no other condiment.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 24, 2018 01:30 PM (GdWl+)

443 14. FDR, JFK, LBJ, WJC... That IS tbe Presidential norm for Dems. Obama only differed by giving, not getting.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at April 24, 2018 01:30 PM (7RvOV)

444 420 ... this trump/macron news conference is terrific. trump showing his command of policy and politics both. very impressive and trump is never shown as an informed leader.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 24, 2018 01:26 PM (Pg+x7)

NeverTrumpers love to rant about how dumb stoopid PDT is, ignoring the fact that he is not. At all. They're getting wrapped around the axle on matters of style. PDT is blunt, sometimes coarse, and speaks in a simple and straightforward manner. He doesn't talk like a slick, silvertongued politician, which is what gets deemed "smart" by the Chardonnay-and-penis-sipping yacht club cons.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 24, 2018 01:30 PM (NWiLs)

445 I might point out that, in fairness to the DC NeverTrumpers, the Right really HAS changed, starting at the end of the Bush years due to frustration with the handling of Iraq and Afghanistan, poor fiscal discipline, and attempts at amnesty, and growing more pronounced over the Obama years.

Some of the common wisdom here on this blog would have been quite controversial if posted ten years ago.

So it really shouldn't surprise us that folks that were considered good conservative voices ten years ago are now out of sync with the base. What is surprising, and indicative of how little they listen to folks outside their own circle, is that they have been caught by surprise by the change. They should have seen this coming years and years ago.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 24, 2018 01:31 PM (bZ7mE)

446 307 When has DJT attacked gays and lesbians? I'd like specifics from George Takei.
=======

Not engaging in incessant pandering and participating in their persecution fantasies = attack.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 24, 2018 01:12 PM (vg8iE)



Not wanting them to be able to use the military as their sex change surgery provider.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 24, 2018 01:31 PM (MKiqu)

447 441 Count Drunkula.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 24, 2018 01:30 PM (ymnmz)

NosFUPAtu.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:31 PM (WDCYi)

448 I look down on the Tot eaters.

Posted by: garrett at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (ohG/P)

Because generally they are between 3 and 7 years old, almost all of us look down upon them, literally.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at April 24, 2018 01:31 PM (DxWUs)

449 146 Little boy
With your nose pressed up against the bakery window
There are no tater tots for you today
Only death
Posted by: That Beatnik Poet on Happy Days at April 24, 2018 12:50 PM (3dsTO)

[Dons beret and black turtleneck and snaps fingers]

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 24, 2018 01:31 PM (RD7QR)

450 I'm sick of the fuzzy talk.
-------------------
Dagny, the fact that they are confined to fuzzy talk means we have won.

Posted by: Gumby at April 24, 2018 01:32 PM (2LelM)

451 We totally miss the days of the quiet rectitude of Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: Lefty Jackass at April 24, 2018 01:32 PM (ymnmz)

452 426 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:28 PM (39g3+)

It is times like these I most miss Empire of Jeff...

Jonah is a liberal now, it is seldom one takes "just a sip of penis."

Posted by: sven10077 at April 24, 2018 01:32 PM (SzZnW)

453 So it's all about "presidential norms", eh ?

So, no consideration to the fact that the only way to actually put a stop to ALL of what Boot dislikes is... wait for it... impeachment.

You're really telling me that a naked attempt to overturn the last presidential election via an extremely questionable push for impeachment, THAT isn't worse for "presidential norms" ?

Are you fucking serious ?

Posted by: deadrody at April 24, 2018 01:32 PM (jsGbO)

454 "435 Hey Katy, how's your dad's tater tits?
Posted by: Cheri "


Honestly, I would have paid money to watch Katy's "mom" chase little Ben Shapiro around the parking lot after their spat on Dr. Drew.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 24, 2018 01:32 PM (OD2ni)

455 Presidential norms like Lyndon Johnson givieng an itervieww to reporters while talking a dump in the oval office bathroom with the door open?

That kind of norm?

Or do the mean JFK always hopped up on speed and Quaaludes to get his mood right?

That kind of norm?

Help a fella out here, I stupid.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless

---

You're so far from stupid you can't see it with a telescope.

You are definitely not the stupid one.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 01:32 PM (pQplJ)

456 He sounds more like a character in my Lonesome Dove.

Posted by: Larry McMurtry at April 24, 2018 01:09 PM (Tgext)

They gonna hang me tomorrow Ellie.

Posted by: Quint at April 24, 2018 01:32 PM (n13/j)

457 FDR, high on coke for a "sinus" infection.

Posted by: Archer at April 24, 2018 01:32 PM (gbWkA)

458 Katy's dad is a violent tranny.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 24, 2018 01:33 PM (NWiLs)

459 446 Posted by: Buzzion at April 24, 2018 01:31 PM (MKiqu)

"Hi I am a boy who thinks he is a girl, and the surgery and hormone protocols will have me non-deployable for 5 years....

you know 1/4 of a career?"

//Tranny at their Induction

Posted by: sven10077 at April 24, 2018 01:33 PM (SzZnW)

460 457 FDR, high on coke for a "sinus" infection.
Posted by: Archer at April 24, 2018 01:32 PM (gbWkA)

Tembah, his arms wide.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 24, 2018 01:33 PM (NWiLs)

461 What is surprising, and indicative of how little
they listen to folks outside their own circle, is that they have been
caught by surprise by the change. They should have seen this coming
years and years ago.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 24, 2018 01:31 PM (bZ7mE)

========================
They listen to the people who send money to the publisher.

Posted by: mrp at April 24, 2018 01:34 PM (Pqytn)

462 And good to see cunt extraordinaire, Katy Tur, mocking people on Twitter for expecting a large establishment from keeping frozen tater tots in stock since they're on the menu. I.E. Restaurant 101.

I wonder if Jonah, Jake, and Katy would be cool with people following them around and tweeting out their every move, dripping with disdain.

I hate these people with a burning passion.

Posted by: deadrody at April 24, 2018 01:34 PM (jsGbO)

463 FDR dying and being manipulated by Soviet agents in his last conference with Stalin and Churchill..

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 01:34 PM (LiyEm)

464 I don't give a rat's ass what PDT tweets. He is getting results and pissing off the right people.

That's a win/win for me.

Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (79p/O)

465 403 - Pommes Anna > Potatoes O'Brian > Hash browns > tater tots



Posted by: Lizzy at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (W+vEI)

At least back in the day (2000 era) taters tots were owned by Heinz. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Quint at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (n13/j)

466 Yeah, I'm sure some lawpersons can explain how or
why, but I'm still not understanding how a treaty can be enacted, by not
calling it a treaty... and then everybody acts like it can't be
over-ridden, like it's a treaty or something.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 24, 2018 01:25 PM (9chmE)



No one is saying we can't withdraw...The point is what then? How
do we ( The USA ) put back in place the economic pressure that was
hurting Iran if the Chicoms Rsukies and Euro weenies have all these
contracts with them? Or are you suggesting we just start bombing the
shitt out of Iran?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 24, 2018 01:28 PM (5y11N)


I'm not suggesting anything. I just don't understand the hand-wringing over this. Obama signed a treaty that he didn't call a treaty, and the Senate acted like they couldn't do anything to stop it.


So now everybody says it's a suck ass treaty, or whatever they want to call it, and everybody is acting like Trump doesn't have a right to just end the damned thing... because it's a treaty. Or whatever. Obama did the "we-make-up-shit-as-we-go form of government." So why is everyone now acting like Trump can't do that?

As to what to do about Iran. I don't know. That's what they pay government employees to figure out. Bomb them or not, I don't care. But can we knock it off with the shoulder-shrugging non-decision making bullshit?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (9chmE)

467 457
FDR, high on coke for a "sinus" infection.


Posted by: Archer at April 24, 2018 01:32 PM (gbWkA)




NOOOOOORRRRMMMM!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (ymnmz)

468 They should have seen this coming years and years ago.
Posted by: Grey Fox at April 24, 2018 01:31 PM (bZ7mE)

I think they believed everything was fine because people from 2010 on gave the Republicans a serious winning streak. The problem is they didn't understand why the Republicans were winning or that they are on the edge of getting slaughtered for failing to respond properly.

Posted by: WOPR at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (J70i0)

469 Sausage Hash > Roast Beef Hash > Corned Beef Hash

IMHO

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (3dsTO)

470 Taters gonna tate?

Posted by: eleven at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (+lOpA)

471 459 446 Posted by: Buzzion at April 24, 2018 01:31 PM (MKiqu)

"Hi I am a boy who thinks he is a girl, and the surgery and hormone protocols will have me non-deployable for 5 years....

you know 1/4 of a career?
my entire 4-year enlistment. Teach me to code and send me on my way to Silicon Valley!"

//Tranny at their Induction
Posted by: sven10077 at April 24, 2018 01:33 PM (SzZnW)

Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (WDCYi)

472 462 Posted by: deadrody at April 24, 2018 01:34 PM (jsGbO)

Imagine if they used the experience to point out that if you can't trust a business to have tater tots a profit point, how can one expect the government insulated from public rebuke to do so?

Nah that arguing for liberty shit is for squares and losers.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 24, 2018 01:36 PM (SzZnW)

473

Can't say 'Jig' any more.

Yes you can.

If anyone else has a problem with the use of an innocent historic phrase (because they're too weak to tell the PC Police to fvck off), that's their problem, not mine.

We need to stop giving into these intellectual children.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 24, 2018 01:36 PM (GdWl+)

474 464 I don't give a rat's ass what PDT tweets. He is getting results and pissing off the right people.

That's a win/win for me.
Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (79p/O)

But it's beneath the dignity of the office!
*clutches pearls*
*swoons onto fainting couch*

Posted by: Insomniac at April 24, 2018 01:36 PM (NWiLs)

475 467
NOOOOOORRRRMMMM!
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (ymnmz)

Norman.

Posted by: Diane Chambers at April 24, 2018 01:36 PM (WDCYi)

476 I'm going to wax pedantic here.

Its "gig" is up.


Pedantic and wrong.

Posted by: are you JeffB? at April 24, 2018 01:36 PM (+INtM)

477 471 Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (WDCYi)

QFT

"Oh and hey the procedure costs a quarter of a million bucks MINIMUM to DoD....THANKS SUCKERS"

//tranny at induction

Posted by: sven10077 at April 24, 2018 01:36 PM (SzZnW)

478 "Find your OWN tots!!"

Posted by: Napoleon Dynamite at April 24, 2018 01:37 PM (ty7RM)

479 Samantha Stevens was a tasty witch!

Posted by: Larry Tate at April 24, 2018 01:37 PM (8cKhS)

480 Haven't read the comments yet... but I just wanted to say that I often use Bcochran's concept that "I deeply hate these corksuckers for making me like/support Trump.

All we needed was someone who was a) interested in fighting The Left on deindustrialization and b) not willing to take a dive like Mittens, and they had to abandon that niche in the ecosystem to Donny Two-Scoops. Oh well.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at April 24, 2018 01:37 PM (zAJAj)

481 What would be disastrous is having anyone other than PDT in office right now.

And it is increasingly clear that the rule of law was quietly killed earlier this century.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at April 24, 2018 01:37 PM (Mbmmf)

482 By "norms" they are apparently referring to BHO ruling by Executive Order to overturn legislation/grant amnesty, actively encourage foreigners to ignore our immigration laws, intimidate and defund political opponents by weaponizing the IRS, to delegitimize law enforcement, stoke racial tensions, badmouth freedom, encourage our enemies, apologize for our successes, etc. etc etc --BUT in a sanctimonious, soft tone of voice and with a crease in his communist pants.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 24, 2018 01:37 PM (FLifI)

483 I'm going to wax pedantic here.

That sounds painful.

Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2018 01:37 PM (79p/O)

484 WTF is wrong with the word jig?

Posted by: Monk at April 24, 2018 01:37 PM (J567a)

485 "440 431 I want in. I'll suck any and all cocks for the chance.
Posted by: Erick Erickson at April 24, 2018 01:29 PM (/gJgv)

You're supposed to still be waiting for the Russian Whores to piss on you."

To think serious Republican candidates played court with that fat closeted cocksucker is all you need to know about the GOP, which sucks on a grander scale.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 24, 2018 01:38 PM (VgViV)

486 Plucking pedantics lasts longer than waxing, but they might grow back thicker.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 24, 2018 01:38 PM (3dsTO)

487 The leftards and their human asswipe on the right love to think they are up on science. I watch a lot of science. I read a lot of science. Save for a few of the simpler concepts, WE DONT KNOW SHIT. We do, however, have a shitload of theories we can't verify, but put forward as fact anyway.

Posted by: maddogg at April 24, 2018 01:38 PM (o2MD2)

488 Molratty? Come on, that's not an alias? Mole Ratty?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at April 24, 2018 01:39 PM (7RvOV)

489
You don't really think that if he ran without a VP or with an openly
gay VP that the left would say, "Oh, he's fine on gay issues," do you?
=====

Richard Grenell still isn't confirmed.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 24, 2018 01:39 PM (MIKMs)

490 As to what to do about Iran. I don't know. That's what they pay government employees to figure out. Bomb them or not, I don't care. But can we knock it off with the shoulder-shrugging non-decision making bullshit?
Posted by: BurtTC at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (9chmE)

???

Well most people like to have a plan when they take action, not just fly by the seat of their pants. But hey each to his own

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 24, 2018 01:39 PM (5y11N)

491 485 Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 24, 2018 01:38 PM (VgViV)

Double Wide Double E, the provative on "sip of penis"

Posted by: sven10077 at April 24, 2018 01:39 PM (SzZnW)

492

"The jig is up!"

"And Gone!"

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 24, 2018 01:39 PM (UFLLM)

493 "484 WTF is wrong with the word jig?"

Magic 8 Ball says: racist.

Same answer as last time some cultural Marxist put a word off limits to the easily cowed.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 24, 2018 01:39 PM (VgViV)

494 FDR dying and being manipulated by Soviet agents in his last conference with Stalin and Churchill..

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2018 01:34 PM (LiyEm)


Truman and FDR having commies running rampant all through their administrations, sending secrets to Russia like it was their business.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 24, 2018 01:40 PM (9chmE)

495 Remember that time I had a secret meeting with the head of DOJ and FBI about withholding information from the incoming president and Susan Rice wrote note to self on inauguration day saying that I told everyone to go by the book?





NOOOOOOORRRRMMMMM!

Posted by: President Carlton Banks at April 24, 2018 01:40 PM (ymnmz)

496 489 Posted by: mustbequantum at April 24, 2018 01:39 PM (MIKMs)


Richard is not "gay" because he loves free markets, American power, and liberty.....

I am proud to call him a friend, as I am with Gay Patriot.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 24, 2018 01:40 PM (SzZnW)

497 Taters gonna tate?
Posted by: eleven at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (+lOpA)

Haters goona hate. Tapper is a fag.

Posted by: Monk at April 24, 2018 01:40 PM (J567a)

498 Oh mama I'm in fear for my life
From the long arm of the law
Hangman is comin' down from the gallows
And I don't have very long

Posted by: Insomniac at April 24, 2018 01:40 PM (NWiLs)

499 As to what to do about Iran. I don't know. That's
what they pay government employees to figure out. Bomb them or not, I
don't care. But can we knock it off with the shoulder-shrugging
non-decision making bullshit?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (9chmE)



???



Well most people like to have a plan when they take action, not just fly by the seat of their pants. But hey each to his own

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 24, 2018 01:39 PM (5y11N)


You completely missed the point.

Which you do. Quite often.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 24, 2018 01:40 PM (9chmE)

500

I would consider the opportunity to eat tater tots out of Candace's hot dish...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 24, 2018 01:40 PM (UFLLM)

501 i have to admit to them flailing around am actually flabbergasted at the irony, So they ignored a obscure video guy being Openly arrested and jailed for a stupid video?


and told at us after Benghazi terrorist attack that killed people to shut up and our fault because we talk too much?

How is it that they didn't find that so very dangerous to our way of life?

Blame a peon for a huge failure in a foreign Policy
disaster and a nobody goes to jail to cover it up? and No One cared in that oh so bright circle of miscreant LIARS?

Posted by: willow at April 24, 2018 01:41 PM (eaoOY)

502 Its "gig" is up. Why? Because a Gig is a certain kind of boat that was used in the old tall ships sailing days. When the gig was "up" it was lifted and slung from booms of the side of the ship out of the water. When that happened, it meant the ship was leaving and it was too late to get on board.

It's "jig is up". Why? Because a jig is a craftsman's tool used to mass produce parts of a product with very little need to hand-fit each piece. When the jig was "up" they had put the jigs up against the wall and were done with work for the day. That means no more crafting work would be done that day.







/I'm totally making this up.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 24, 2018 01:41 PM (iv0p7)

503 how about you just get over it, trump's not as bad as you think. If you had thoughts.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 24, 2018 01:41 PM (Kuhyt)

504 492

"The jig is up!"

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 24, 2018 01:39 PM (UFLLM)

WIDE RIGHT! WIDE RIGHT!!!

Posted by: Hikaru at April 24, 2018 01:41 PM (WDCYi)

505 475 467
NOOOOOORRRRMMMM!
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (ymnmz)

Norman.
Posted by: Diane Chambers at April 24, 2018 01:36 PM (WDCYi)

How's the world treating you, Mr. Peterson?

Posted by: Woody at April 24, 2018 01:41 PM (7HtZB)

506 Being born and raised in the deep south, I find it ultra ironic that all the most racist shit comes from the Marxists.

Posted by: Monk at April 24, 2018 01:42 PM (J567a)

507 /I'm totally making this up.
Posted by: bonhomme


*snort

Posted by: rickb223 at April 24, 2018 01:42 PM (pQplJ)

508 Jonah could stop writing about politics and move back home to NY and cover the hipster scene

Posted by: NCKate at April 24, 2018 01:42 PM (bCtf/)

509 How's the world treating you, Mr. Peterson?
____________________________________

Like a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing milk bone underwear.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 24, 2018 01:43 PM (MnkFD)

510 You completely missed the point.

Which you do. Quite often.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 24, 2018 01:40 PM (9chmE)

Oh yeah? And what point is that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 24, 2018 01:43 PM (5y11N)

511 So glad to see our journalists engaged in the great Tater Tot Caper. Worthy of a Nancy Drew novel. No wait, that insults Nancy Drew. World is falling to pieces and this is what they yuck it up about.

Today, same as yesterday.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 24, 2018 01:43 PM (xE5n0)

512 Now I have a Styx earworm.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 24, 2018 01:43 PM (3dsTO)

513 I have perky, pouting nibblets!

Posted by: Katy Tay-Tur at April 24, 2018 01:43 PM (8cKhS)

514 They ignored riots where screaming about killing cops and shit was driven for and agitated by the last administrations pals? and They are Afraid Trump is an issue?

fk me.

Posted by: willow at April 24, 2018 01:43 PM (eaoOY)

515 I will be using the word, "jig" more often from now on.

Posted by: Archer at April 24, 2018 01:43 PM (gbWkA)

516 510,
Oh shit... never piss off a dentist.

Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2018 01:44 PM (79p/O)

517 and to the other point. tater tots are disgusting.

Posted by: willow at April 24, 2018 01:44 PM (eaoOY)

518 If you have a jigsaw, you're rayciss?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 24, 2018 01:44 PM (3dsTO)

519 "Tatur."

It should stick.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 24, 2018 01:44 PM (VgViV)

520

NeverTrumpers love to rant about how dumb stoopid PDT is, ignoring the fact that he is not. At all. They're getting wrapped around the axle on matters of style. PDT is blunt, sometimes coarse, and speaks in a simple and straightforward manner. He doesn't talk like a slick, silvertongued politician, which is what gets deemed "smart" by the Chardonnay-and-penis-sipping yacht club cons.


PDT is what I call a "real-world guy." When he speaks, he makes a point, as opposed to traditional politicians who talk at length and never say anything of substance.

These Never-Trumpets are allergic to truth and reality. But, I guess that's what happens when you reach their level. They have nothing to worry about, always have plenty of money and no problems to ever deal with. So naturally, tater tots are what's important to them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 24, 2018 01:44 PM (GdWl+)

521 I think I could come up with some specifics as to how the left generally and Democrats specifically are hurting Christians and conservatives.
I'd like some specifics from Takei.

Posted by: Northernlurker in the mountains at April 24, 2018 01:44 PM (sILsL)

522 Well, seems I missed the "jig" controversy. Are we talking dancing?

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 24, 2018 01:44 PM (xE5n0)

523 I remain open to the possibility that tater tots are bad for my complexion.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at April 24, 2018 01:45 PM (hKi6n)

524 It's "jig is up". Why? Because a jig is a craftsman's tool used to mass produce parts of a product with very little need to hand-fit each piece. When the jig was "up" they had put the jigs up against the wall and were done with work for the day. That means no more crafting work would be done that day.

Its a nice invention though

We casually use English nautical terms without knowing what most of them are. For example 3 sheets to the wind - referring to ropes (sheets) loose and blowing in the wind without being controlled by the sailors. Our language is full of these idioms, so old now no one even knows what they came from.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:45 PM (39g3+)

525 Molratty? Come on, that's not an alias? Mole Ratty?

The on the Basil of Baker Street books (and Disney film), Moriarity's mouse counterpart was Ratigan, so that's not it. Maybe he was a Darkwing Duck villain? That show gave us the villainous operatic walrus Tuskernini....

Or maybe it's a chemistry reference. Moliarity.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at April 24, 2018 01:45 PM (hXeKX)

526 Two Jig gers of bourbon barkeep! Tootsweet sayvous plats!

Posted by: Archer at April 24, 2018 01:46 PM (gbWkA)

527 Richard Grenell still isn't confirmed.


Posted by: mustbequantum at April 24, 2018 01:39 PM (MIKMs)
*********************
Angela Merkel will be coming to the White House on Friday and our Ambassador to Germany has not been confirmed.
President Trump talked about this and that the Dems. only know how to obstructs, at this rate it will take 9 yrs. for all the confirmations.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 24, 2018 01:46 PM (PvFoN)

528 I am certainly going to be willowed but : CNN's Jim Acosta: Americans 'Don't Have All Their Faculties'
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks,

I have enough to know that Jim Acosta needs to take a flying leap at a rolling woodchipper.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 24, 2018 01:46 PM (RD7QR)

529 Nood; Broward County Nazis in action

Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2018 01:46 PM (VBKy9)

530 Jumping jiggowatts!

Posted by: Doc Brown at April 24, 2018 01:46 PM (hXeKX)

531 It is a false dichotomy that we continue with a badly flawed agreement or bomb Iran. That sort of thinking led to the Iraq War in 2002. Germany, for example, had a lot to do with supplying Saddam's regime and would do so in a heartbeat with Iran if they could do so without repercussions. An alternative way is simply apply the sanctions to the international companies doing business with Iran if they do business or use U.S. technology, patents, parts, banking, etc. Go back to the Soviet era, the U.S. angered the Euros then by forbidding U.S. subsidiaries from selling pipeline technology to the USSR and similar sanctions exist for some defense technologies as well.

The U.S. can even withdraw from a treaty unilaterally by presidential action (see Carter v. Goldwater) and GW Bush's withdrawal from the ABM treaty. Thus, a nebulous agreement can be changed via the executive alone regardless of what Congress wants. Basically, treaties and agreements internationally exist until they don't in a world of sovereign states.

Posted by: whig at April 24, 2018 01:47 PM (ZY9fM)

532 Chardonnay-and-penis-sipping yacht club cons.


Oh that's good.

Posted by: eleven at April 24, 2018 01:47 PM (+lOpA)

533 518 If you have a jigsaw, you're rayciss?

Absolutely, you blue-eyed devil, you.

The word "jigsaw" has it's roots directly tied to racism.

It's a well-known fact that the Ku Klux Klan invented the "jigsaw" to dismember black men after they were lynched.

Jigsaw.

Look it up.

Posted by: Louis Farrakhan at April 24, 2018 01:48 PM (ATVNj)

534 505 475 467 NOOOOOORRRRMMMM!
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 24, 2018 01:35 PM (ymnmz)

Norman.
Posted by: Diane Chambers at April 24, 2018 01:36 PM (WDCYi)

How's the world treating you, Mr. Peterson?
Posted by: Woody at April 24, 2018 01:41 PM (7HtZB)

Whoa. Calm down there, big fellah!

Posted by: cliff clavin, usps (ret.) at April 24, 2018 01:48 PM (VBKy9)

535 524 same with the evil guns. "Lock, stock, and barrel", "flash in the pan"

Posted by: Quint at April 24, 2018 01:48 PM (n13/j)

536 Guys... n00d.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at April 24, 2018 01:48 PM (zAJAj)

537 Love these clowns all sucking each other off on twitter.

Posted by: TJ at April 24, 2018 01:51 PM (PKMk+)

538 Oh, and since I just showed up, I can't believe an old guy flips off a CAMERA and gets 8 months in jail, in the UK. First the pug owner, now this guy.

It's insane. They should organize a "flip off the camera day" in the UK. Thousands of people. But people don't fight back anymore, not even on the ridiculous stuff.

And that, boys and girls, is how we lose our liberty.

Is there a White House petition about the issues with Google and Twitter, considering all we now know? Nevermind. I'm crossing my *zip it* line.

I'm a bit surly today, and in a pressure cooker of a deadline.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 24, 2018 01:52 PM (xE5n0)

539 Those yucky people.

A frigging basket of deplorables, they are.

Sheesh.

Posted by: JAS at April 24, 2018 01:53 PM (sCN2W)

540 /I'm totally making this up.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 24, 2018 01:41 PM (iv0p7)





I was completely buying that!!!!!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at April 24, 2018 01:53 PM (jjaLl)

541
We casually use English nautical terms without knowing what most of them are. For example 3 sheets to the wind - referring to ropes (sheets) loose and blowing in the wind without being controlled by the sailors. Our language is full of these idioms, so old now no one even knows what they came from.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:45 PM (39g3+)


Another one is at loggerheads when describing a stubborn dispute. A loggerhead was an iron ball attached to a long stick used for driving caulking into seams

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 24, 2018 01:53 PM (lKyWE)

542 A jig is a dance. When the jig is up the dance is over.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 24, 2018 01:53 PM (RD7QR)

543 They were the ones making fun of Charles Emerson Winchester III and Ted Baxter.

Now they ARE those characters.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 24, 2018 01:13 PM (39g3+)

I think they're still closer to Hawkeye. Insubordinate, womanizing, whiny, haughty. Believes his talent in one area (surgery) qualifies him as an expert commentator in all other areas of life, and that other people are ignorant to his obviously superior wisdom and morality.

Unlike Burns who was just made to be a patsy, Winchester comes across as a pretty sympathetic character in comparison.

Posted by: Sjg at April 24, 2018 01:59 PM (gDSJf)

544 "I am open to the possibility that he's doing irreparable damage to presidential norms and expectations of conduct."
--------------------------
Open to the possibility.
It seems to me that Molratty's entire column is directed at the abject failure of Nevertrumpers to substantiate their wild claims about Trump and to explain what specific faults are so serious that it would lead them to endorse Democrats.

I don't get the outrage here.
Molratty is taking exactly the right approach.

Doesn't anyone here deal with mushy-headed LIVs? with country club Republicans? with fuzzy knee-jerk Dems?

When someone like that gives me the spiel about Trump's contempt for law or the Constitution, etc., I ask them for specifics. I do so with the implication that I am open to their arguments, which makes them actually try to find them.
When they can't find them --- and they can't --- it plants seeds of doubt in their minds.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 24, 2018 02:02 PM (0jtPF)

545 I was feeling kind of ethereal 'cause I'm precious
I had my eye on your imperial you're so precious
Now Howard the duck and Mr Stress both stayed (precious)
"Trapped in a world that they never made"
But not me baby I'm too precious
Fuck off

Posted by: regular joe at April 24, 2018 02:32 PM (kb0cx)

546 396
think you are on to something, though I'd like to point out that they
might not have been consciously lying to us, just lazy and far, far too
comfortable in the progressive-dominated culture to realize themselves
how closely they had aligned with their supposed opposition. Part of the
anger might come from the sudden self-revelation and/or denial of the
same.

======

Its organized lying.



they get their talking points from a central drop around 4:00am every day.



That's why its so coordinated.

Posted by: simplemind at April 24, 2018 01:24 PM (DjJ5P)

Perhaps not consciously lying, but it's kinda like saying "free college" or "basic income for all." If you're intelligent, you know that can't possibly happen. Likewise, saying we'll "undo Obamacare" and the like and then suddenly having the ability to do so - assuming that ability would never come - I call it lying.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at April 24, 2018 02:39 PM (bB4HN)

547 "It's disappointing to see presumably rational and thoughtful writers sink to this depth."

I've seen humans. You do not presume rationality or thoughtfulness. Not in writers. Not in politicians. It is probably safer to assume the opposite. Then you can be pleasantly surprised. "Wow. This one seems rational and thoughtful."

At least until Trump is elected.

Posted by: DaveM at April 24, 2018 02:43 PM (WWC3Y)

548 Gig? Jig?

Jig.

For the "dance" is up.

That false dance of really pretending to pay attention to the base.

That was my intent, waxing poetically or not.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at April 24, 2018 02:44 PM (bB4HN)

549 I am worried that the N-Ts and the Dems are actually willing to cause the NK initiative to fail, rather than allow Trump any success. Given that the State Dept is allegedly a nest of Obama stay-behinds, I think this is a dangerously plausible outcome. Admittedly, the chance of a REAL success are long, but that could make the temptation for the Deep State to go for a fake failure even more attractive.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 24, 2018 02:48 PM (MjkWd)

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 24, 2018 03:48 PM (2/uDO)

551 Late here.

Good Republicans don't support Democrats, because Democrats have become Communists. There are no more "Democrats", only Socialists and Communists, and modern Vichy, those that support and sleep with them.

And the one thing those formerly known as Democrats hate - America and our Constitution.

Does that help the writer?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 24, 2018 04:21 PM (UsCnO)

552 The people that point out OTHER Never Trumpers by writing a post that takes several gratuitous slams at DT. They are like the people that swear they are independents or moderates as they make their leftist points.

Oh, and to answer that gratuitous slam -- I'm sure the person said the same thing long ago when BC was getting BJ's in the oval office....would she mind posting that, so we can all see it?

or, if preferable, we could debate whether DT's standing up for himself is nearly as bad as the concern trolls in 0the media calling him an unqualified, mentally disturbed rapist.

Posted by: Finding tells in tweets at April 24, 2018 04:36 PM (hRv18)

553 The last paragraph is the core of the matter - not wanted to be associated with "those yucky folks" who are not <a href="http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/The_Return_of_the_Archons_(episode)">part of the body</a>.

Posted by: civil truth at April 24, 2018 08:54 PM (t3LBb)

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