Civil Rights Icon John Lewis on Donald Trump: ‘I Think He Is a Racist’

Politics • Views: 31,005
1961: Lewis and Martin Luther King, Jr. in Montgomery, Alabama announcing the Freedom Rides would continue

Here we are on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2018, more than 50 years after the Freedom Rides, and the president of the United States is a racist.

Rep. John Lewis on Sunday said he believes President Donald Trump is a racist in the wake of racially charged remarks the president reportedly made last week about people coming to the United States from “shithole” countries.

“I think he is a racist,” Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and icon of the civil rights movement, said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I don’t think there’s any way that you can square what the president said with the words of Martin Luther King Jr. and what he said about Dr. King,” Lewis said. “It’s just impossible. There’s not any way you can do that. It’s unreal. It’s unbelievable. It makes me sad. It [makes] me cry.”

“We have come so far. We made so much progress,” Lewis said of the country. “And I think this man, this president, is taking us back to another place.”

And where’s Trump on this day? Playing golf.

Jump to bottom

411 comments

1
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:05:07am

Can’t wait to hear how Lewis is the “real racist” for saying this.

2
Ace Rothstein  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:06:34am

Mr. Lewis is wrong. Lewis KNOWS Trump is a racist.

3
I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:07:03am

Crisis Resolved? Not if Trump is still in the White House.

4
Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:08:11am

re: #3 I Would Prefer Not To

A simpler theory is that trump sucks up to whoever he’s talking to.

5
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:08:31am

re: #3 I Would Prefer Not To

[Embedded content]

Crisis Resolved? Not if Trump is still in the White House.

Something really stinks with this entire WH and it’s not just the Big Macs Trump just ate.

6
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:08:46am

re: #4 Belafon

A simpler theory is that trump sucks up to whoever he’s talking to.

I think that’s valid. There’s a reason why he singled out Norway.

7
KGxvi  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:12:07am

re: #3 I Would Prefer Not To

[Embedded content]

Crisis Resolved? Not if Trump is still in the White House.

Nah, just the last person Trump talked to before he spoke with the Emir told him that Qatar was on our side.

8
Dave In Austin  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:14:18am

re: #2 Ace Rothstein

Mr. Lewis is wrong. Lewis KNOWS Trump is a racist.

Don’t we all? And I’ve known that way before the election.

9
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:15:33am
10
KGxvi  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:16:09am

re: #8 Dave In Austin

Don’t we all? And I’ve known that way before the election.

If you didn’t know by the time he said “… and some of them, I assume, are good people…” you’re either willfully ignorant or don’t know what racism is.

11
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:16:26am
12
KGxvi  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:17:11am

re: #9 Scottish Dragon

I’m going to go ahead and put the over under at 28.5 hours before something “inappropriate” ends upon that feed

13
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:20:31am
14
GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:20:44am

Gotta hand it to Trump. Qatar is the perfect example. Blame them for all the terrorism in the region. A year later declare that because of his words, Qatar ended what they weren’t doing to begin with. Success!

15
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:21:28am

re: #12 KGxvi

I’m confused. Sorry?

16
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:23:18am

re: #13 Scottish Dragon

[Embedded content]

Dude literally is the biggest racist shithead in Congress who constantly violates MLK’s judge a man by the content of his character dream. And yeah nothing more pathetic than an Iowa CSA suck up.

17
Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:23:34am

re: #12 KGxvi

I’m going to go ahead and put the over under at 28.5 hours before something “inappropriate” ends upon that feed

That’s a parody account. I can’t see what’s in the picture to tell if it’s a real thing, but the account is a parody.

18
Skip Intro  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:24:57am

Can we stop calling Trump a racist? What he is is a white supremacist.

19
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:26:10am

20
KGxvi  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:26:29am

re: #17 Belafon

That’s a parody account. I can’t see what’s in the picture to tell if it’s a real thing, but the account is a parody.

Ah, sorry, didn’t realize, just saw the tweet and figured, “that’s a bad idea”

21
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:26:40am

re: #4 Belafon

A simpler theory is that trump sucks up to whoever he’s talking to.

Yesterday on MTP, someone said when Trump said why not bring in people from Norway it iced his “shithole” statement as racist. Chuck Todd pissed all over that and said that was because he had just met with the Prime Minister so he had Norway in his thoughts.
Yeah sure Chuck.

22
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:28:25am
23
Kragar  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:30:33am
24
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:31:37am

re: #20 KGxvi

LOL, yeah, Stansaid Airport is Brit comedy twitter account of a fictional airport somewhere in England plagued with incompetence. Funny as hell, and a lot of particularly dark British humor.

25
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:32:18am

re: #22 Scottish Dragon

[Embedded content]

That’s why I hate Northern CSA apologists the most.

26
Skip Intro  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:33:28am

re: #25 HappyWarrior

You never sound very happy, Happy.

27
Jay C  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:36:20am

re: #14 GlutenFreeJesus

Gotta hand it to Trump. Qatar is the perfect example. Blame them for all the terrorism in the region. A year later declare that because of his words, Qatar ended what they weren’t going to begin with. Success!

A bit simplistic, but probably accurate. What it sounds like, though, is that Saudi Prince MBS’s plan to “isolate” Qatar and put it on the official Saudi shitlist for its supposed over-friendliness to Iran has sputtered out into failure, and that Trump is trying (or more likely, somebody in the Admin who knows what they are doing has gotten Trump to do it) to put a good face on it by getting all nicey-nice with the Emir (we do have a huge base in Qatar, remember), and hoping that no one will recall the previous “policy”…..*

*an unfortunately good bet

28
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:37:04am

re: #26 Skip Intro

You never sound very happy, Happy.

I’m fine. I just have a problem with CSA apologists like King. I’m actually in a good mood today. You seem to have a problem with me tho.

29
Dave In Austin  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:39:42am
30
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:40:55am

re: #29 Dave In Austin

[Embedded content]

Pfft still eating pizza. Only live once and pizza is good.

31
SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:45:34am

re: #29 Dave In Austin

Rather eat pizza than drink warm oil, but thanks anyway.

32
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:46:18am

Not Florida!

huffingtonpost.com

33
Dave In Austin  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:47:51am
34
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:47:52am

re: #32 Scottish Dragon

Not Florida!

huffingtonpost.com

[Embedded content]

Yeah I saw that last night, pretty impressive.

35
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:50:10am

Anyhow read a little more of Fire and Fury this morning. I find the factions within the WH fascinating and how all of them think Trump has their ear.

36
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:53:10am
37
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:55:24am

re: #36 Scottish Dragon

[Embedded content]

Heartbreaking.

38
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:55:24am
39
KGxvi  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:55:34am

re: #36 Scottish Dragon

I’m still amazed that Trump is so wrong that he actually makes Bill fucking Kristol right so often

40
KGxvi  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:58:15am

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

There’s some truth to the idea of the dignity of work. But I also believe it’s tied to fair pay… nobody wants to work if that work is going to treat you like shit and for pay that means you’re still going to have to apply for welfare benefits that said work may no longer allow you to qualify for.

41
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:58:31am

re: #39 KGxvi

I’m still amazed that Trump is so wrong that he actually makes Bill fucking Kristol right so often

Well Kristol’s grandparents fled persecution in Eastern Europe. The guy’s a warmonger but I think he has empathy for those who would be forced to leave really only the home they’ve ever known.

42
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:59:37am

re: #40 KGxvi

There’s some truth to the idea of the dignity of work. But I also believe it’s tied to fair pay… nobody wants to work if that work is going to treat you like shit and for pay that means you’re still going to have to apply for welfare benefits that said work may no longer allow you to qualify for.

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Read more at: brainyquote.com

Some guy a lot more wise than me.

43
KGxvi  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:03:04pm

re: #42 HappyWarrior

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Read more at: brainyquote.com

Some guy a lot more wise than me.

I always like this one:

There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
Read more at: brainyquote.com

But I think the point is the same. Sadly, it’s lost on a lot of people.

44
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:03:31pm

I just can’t imagine that man. 10 years old? That’s around how old my SiL was when she got here. This is his home. He’s got a family and life here. And they deport him?

45
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:03:41pm
46
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:04:28pm

re: #43 KGxvi

I always like this one:

But I think the point is the same. Sadly, it’s lost on a lot of people.

Yep Henry Ford may have been an anti-Semitic asshole but he understood that you want your workers to be well paid. It’s disappointing that so many think capitalism needs to be treating your workers like shit.

47
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:05:22pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

More protesters than supporters, good.

48
Dave In Austin  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:07:13pm

Well, She looks like a nice lady….

49
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:09:13pm

re: #48 Dave In Austin

Well, She looks like a nice lady….

[Embedded content]

I bet her family came from a “shithole.”

50
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:09:35pm

“Say what you gotta say” except he’s denying he said it.

51
plansbandc  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:11:18pm

re: #48 Dave In Austin

What an absolutely vile person. She probably saw that guy being deported and cheered.

I feel sick.

52
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:13:03pm

re: #51 plansbandc

What an absolutely vile person. She probably saw that guy being deported and cheered.

I feel sick.

I have no doubt about that whatsoever. I break my own rule- about reading the comments on stories like that and you just see the worst of people in those comments. They literally talk about immigrants worse than someone should tak about animals.

53
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:13:56pm

re: #3 I Would Prefer Not To

[Embedded content]

Crisis Resolved? Not if Trump is still in the White House.

Trump is the damn crisis!

54
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:14:51pm

You know the sad thing is a lot of these people are aware of what their ancestors went through. You guys know that I do genealogical work. There are too many unsympathetic Irish-Americans, Slavic-Americans, and others that know what their families went through and have no empathy at all for today’s immigrant. It just disgusts me.

55
Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:17:03pm
56
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:18:01pm

re: #54 HappyWarrior

And yet here I am, an immigrant that gets to live relatively discrimination free because I just so happen to have the right color skin.

57
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:18:38pm

re: #39 KGxvi

I’m still amazed that Trump is so wrong that he actually makes Bill fucking Kristol right so often

I think all neo-cons have been never-Trumpers from the beginning because of their deep disdain for his FP. In addition, Kristol hated the Trump slogans — especially America First, especially given its Nazi-era heritage.

58
allegro  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:18:42pm

re: #51 plansbandc

What an absolutely vile person. She probably saw that guy being deported and cheered.

I feel sick.

I only got a few seconds in and hit stop. All I could think when she so delightedly said “it’s what we all think and talk about with our friends” is “no, woman, we do not. Who the fuck do you hang out with?”

But that’s actually demonstrative of the groupthink that happens when we separate ourselves completely from those who drop racist bullshit within our earshot. I’d rather be there to dispel the notion that we, as in white people, all think that way by saying that to their faces. And I do.

59
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:18:43pm

re: #36 Scottish Dragon

60
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:18:47pm

re: #55 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Stick to game shows, Chuck. And Obama being in the WH is more than anything Trump would have done which you don’t get because you’re a stupid moron.

61
Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:18:54pm

weforum.org

Cacao plants are slated to disappear by as early as 2050 thanks to warmer temperatures and dryer weather conditions.

Scientists at the University of California are teaming up with Mars company to try to save the crop before it’s too late.

They’re exploring the possibility of using the gene-editing technology CRISPR to make crops that can survive the new challenges.

62
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:19:50pm

re: #56 Eclectic Cyborg

And yet here I am, an immigrant that gets to live relatively discrimination free because I just so happen to have the right color skin.

Hell NRO had Derbyshire, a former illegal British immigrant on their payroll for years. I hear wingnuts contend they’re only against “illegal immigration” but yet they only go after Hispanic and Asian and African immigrants who they bigotedly assume aer all illegal.

63
Danack  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:21:33pm

re: #24 Scottish Dragon

LOL, yeah, Stansaid Airport is Brit comedy twitter account of a fictional airport somewhere in England plagued with incompetence.

It’s not particularly fictional…..Stansted Airport does exist. However it is quite well know for mostly having 2nd rate airlines use it, including a lot of budget airlines, which informs what it is mostly known for:

Cheap Flights Song - Fascinating Aida

nsfw audio.

64
allegro  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:23:07pm

I’m making homemade apple butter in the crock pot. Never had homemade apple butter before but if the fragrances filling my house are any indication it is going to be drool-worthy delicious.

65
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:23:56pm

re: #64 allegro

I’m making homemade apple butter in the crock pot. Never had homemade apple butter before but if the fragrances filling my house are any indication it is going to be drool-worthy delicious.

That sounds good. What are you having it with?

66
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:25:17pm

What I love about Trumpers like Woolery is how all the gains that could actually be pointed to in the Obama years were false but Trump coasting off what happened the 8 years in Obama years is all his doing. Sorry Trumpers, you dont’ get to portray the economy as a shithole just last fall and then claim it’s prosperity because your guy is in. That’s not how economics works.

67
wrenchwench  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:26:09pm

re: #65 HappyWarrior

That sounds good. What are you having it with?

She’s halving it with me. Right, allegro?

/

68
allegro  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:26:59pm

re: #65 HappyWarrior

That sounds good. What are you having it with?

Shmeared on toasted English muffins and plopped in oatmeal. Or maybe just on a spoon.

69
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:27:49pm

re: #68 allegro

Shmeared on toasted English muffins and plopped in oatmeal. Or maybe just on a spoon.

Sounds good. Had German chocolate cake last night with homemade mac and cheese for dinner.

70
Kragar  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:29:03pm
71
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:29:43pm

re: #63 Danack

LOL wow.

Well, the airport gets a real drubbing from the twitter account…. ;)

72
allegro  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:29:55pm

re: #67 wrenchwench

She’s halving it with me. Right, allegro?

/

I’d be happy to. Stop by anytime! It’s making a whole lot more than I can eat so at least that much will be going to the neighbors.

73
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:30:50pm

re: #70 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Would love to ask Roger Ailes’ old boss Nixon what he thought of MLK.

74
plansbandc  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:30:53pm

re: #68 allegro

Ooh. That would be excellent in oatmeal!

75
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:31:21pm

he’s back from the golf course and has a new stupid nickname for one of his betters:

76
mmmirele  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:31:23pm

I noted Highpoint Church Memphis hadn’t removed Andy Savage as the “teaching pastor” even though he is currently on four months’ leave while they let the heat die down *cough* investigate. I posted a tweet and Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist picked it up.

I remarked that the executive pastor (a guy named Chris Conlee, who tried to become a golf pro before he went into the church business) should just tell me when Savage is coming back so I can buy my airplane tickets now.

Oh, and yes, it does turn out that the softball interview Savage had with his good buddy Ben Ferguson last Thursday was edited. But they didn’t remove the “organic sexual experience” part. (I have to stop rolling my eyes, they are eventually going to pop out of my head.) Here’s a link to the stuff that was cut out of the interview:

watchkeep.blogspot.com

77
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:31:47pm

re: #71 Scottish Dragon

LOL wow.

Well, the airport gets a real drubbing from the twitter account…. ;)

Yeah it’s legit. I saw it as an opition when I needed an early flight to Madrid a few years back. Ended up using Gatwick which I took a commuter train to from near my cousin’s town house.

78
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:32:02pm
79
PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:32:46pm

re: #78 Scottish Dragon

That is a good one.

80
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:33:49pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

he’s back from the golf course and has a new stupid nickname for one of his betters:

[Embedded content]

If Durbin is lying, Donald, why did you call your supporters to see how it was going over? You said it and you’re trying to deny you said it because you can’t stop lying.

81
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:34:23pm
82
Charles Johnson  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:34:38pm
83
William Lewis  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:35:48pm

re: #36 Scottish Dragon

Ezekiel 16:49 is damnation to the GOP.

84
allegro  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:36:10pm

re: #74 plansbandc

Ooh. That would be excellent in oatmeal!

That’s what I’m thinking as well. Gonna make a pot of steel cut oats and that should provide a spicy, appley, little bit o’ sweetness for perfection.

85
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:36:54pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

86
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:36:59pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

And his supporters will continue to love it because they’re a dimwitted cult of shitholes.

87
MsJ  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:38:54pm
88
BlueGrl21  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:39:23pm

On black unemployment…yes, job are important, but even more important is your child’s ability to walk around at night without being shot due to the color of his skin.

89
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:40:53pm

re: #58 allegro

I only got a few seconds in and hit stop. All I could think when she so delightedly said “it’s what we all think and talk about with our friends” is “no, woman, we do not. Who the fuck do you hang out with?”

But that’s actually demonstrative of the groupthink that happens when we separate ourselves completely from those who drop racist bullshit within our earshot. I’d rather be there to dispel the notion that we, as in white people, all think that way by saying that to their faces. And I do.

What pissed me off about her stupid video is how she dismisses the people because “they bring nothing.”

How the hell does she know what they bring, outside of Trump telling her they bring crime, drugs, etc.?

Hey lady, there are millions of people already here that bring nothing, do nothing and are good for nothing.

And she is one of them. Oh wait, she brings a big mouth.

90
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:41:18pm

re: #88 BlueGrl21

On black unemployment…yes, job are important, but even more important is your child’s ability to walk around at night without being shot due to the color of his skin.

Or feeling like you belong in this country, that’s especially true for you and your husband’s basketball kids I bet.

91
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:41:25pm
92
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:43:14pm

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Pizzagate Posobeic has no room to accuse of anyone of pushing fake news.

93
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:44:32pm

Starbursts think hardly gives me any thought. If any bemused by it since it continues to re-enforce my belief that Trump is childish.

94
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:45:47pm

OMG OMG LOOK AT THIS VICTIM!!! LOOK AT THIS VICTIMY VICTIM!!!! THE VICTIMNESS!!!!!

95
Interesting Times  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:45:50pm

re: #93 HappyWarrior

Starbursts think hardly gives me any thought. If any bemused by it since it continues to re-enforce my belief that Trump is childish.

It also reminds me of that band (can’t remember their name, too lazy to look it up) who supposedly insisted that all brown M&Ms be removed from the bowls in their dressing rooms.

96
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:46:04pm
97
calochortus  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:47:04pm

re: #72 allegro

I’d be happy to. Stop by anytime! It’s making a whole lot more than I can eat so at least that much will be going to the neighbors.

Have you no canning jars? No freezer?

98
allegro  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:47:24pm

re: #93 HappyWarrior

Starbursts think hardly gives me any thought. If any bemused by it since it continues to re-enforce my belief that Trump is childish.

It’s a bit eye-rolling to think that someone on the government dime sat there and picked out the ones Donnie doesn’t like. From the party that screams WASTEFUL SPENDING!

99
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:47:25pm
100
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:47:36pm

re: #94 The Vicious Babushka

OMG OMG LOOK AT THIS VICTIM!!! LOOK AT THIS VICTIMY VICTIM!!!! THE VICTIMNESS!!!!!

[Embedded content]

I thought liberals were the ones always crying victim. That’s stupid even for a right wing tweet but then again they compared themselves to Jews in the Third Reich before too.

101
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:48:15pm

re: #96 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Dude, you support limiting legal immigration even, you don’t know MLK’s legacy at all.

102
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:48:19pm

re: #100 HappyWarrior

I thought liberals were the ones always crying victim. That’s stupid even for a right wing tweet but then again they compared themselves to Jews in the Third Reich before too.

And that’s the Jewish girl who has a nazi boyfriend.

103
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:48:28pm

re: #98 allegro

It’s a bit eye-rolling to think that someone on the government dime sat there and picked out the ones Donnie doesn’t like. From the party that screams WASTEFUL SPENDING!

Oh of course. No doubt about that.

104
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:49:02pm

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

And that’s the Jewish girl who has a nazi boyfriend.

Oh yeah that guy. Loomer’s a damn idiot but what else is new on RW Twitter.

105
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:49:44pm

re: #95 Interesting Times

It also reminds me of that band (can’t remember their name, too lazy to look it up) who supposedly insisted that all brown M&Ms be removed from the bowls in their dressing rooms.

It was Van Halen.

106
allegro  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:50:58pm

re: #97 calochortus

Have you no canning jars? No freezer?

No canning jars. Tiny freezer. I invested all of about $3.50 to make what looks like about a quart or more of the stuff and those little homemade food gifts pay off in huge ways when I need a honey-do or other favor. ;)

107
Sea Mexican!  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:51:19pm

re: #95 Interesting Times

It also reminds me of that band (can’t remember their name, too lazy to look it up) who supposedly insisted that all brown M&Ms be removed from the bowls in their dressing rooms.

Van Halen, IIRC. However, there was a solid logic behind it: producers willing to cut corners with the M&Ms were more likely to cut corners elsewhere. Again, IIRC, they cancelled at least one show because the first alert was the brown M&Ms, and upon further inspection, they discovered that there were several security hazards.

108
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:52:55pm
109
goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:53:09pm
110
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:53:35pm

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

MLK really should stop politicizing MLK.

111
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:53:39pm

re: #96 Backwoods_Sleuth

Tom Cotton is one of the very few people I will actually say is evil.

112
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:54:09pm

re: #109 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

It’s how someone who is in fact racist thinks you deny you’re racist or prejudiced.

113
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:56:21pm

re: #111 Scottish Dragon

Tom Cotton is one of the very few people I will actually say is evil.

[Embedded content]

He’s someone I genuinely do worry about down the road. He comes from the Cheney school and I already know they’re going to go with the war hero stuff to discredit his critics.

114
Dave In Austin  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:56:29pm

Barn Dance…..

Barn Dance
115
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:56:33pm

I decided to get this 3D printer / laser engraver. Posting here to get the affiliate tag attached to the link.
amazon.com

116
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:57:44pm
117
PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:58:02pm

re: #115 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That is a neat machine.

118
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:58:26pm

re: #117 PhillyPretzel

That is a neat machine.

We live in a time of wonders.

119
Amory Blaine  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:58:28pm

I’m getting god-damned sick of this “chain migration” bullshit. It is being repeated in the media and there’s this Goebbels-style ad running in Wisconsin.

2017 Chain Migration TV ad

120
Sea Mexican!  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:58:50pm

re: #116 Blind Frog Belly White

Russia will be hard at work.

121
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:59:03pm
122
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:59:30pm

re: #114 Dave In Austin

Barn Dance…..

[Embedded content]

Dancing to “Turkey In The Straw”, no doubt.

123
Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:59:45pm

re: #94 The Vicious Babushka

124
calochortus  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:00:53pm

re: #106 allegro

No canning jars. Tiny freezer. I invested all of about $3.50 to make what looks like about a quart or more of the stuff and those little homemade food gifts pay off in huge ways when I need a honey-do or other favor. ;)

True!

125
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:01:51pm
126
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:02:47pm

Man, the conservative hypocrites are out in force today.

127
PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:04:18pm

re: #126 Eclectic Cyborg

They cannot tolerate a holiday that was created for a black man.

128
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:05:17pm

re: #125 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

[Embedded content]

Bakeries should be able to discriminate against people just for being gay but Twitter banning RW bigots is Jim Crow, got it, conservatives.

129
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:05:53pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Sickening.

130
meteor  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:08:11pm

Nice cat. Rest in peace, Dolores.

131
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:08:52pm

re: #130 meteor

[Embedded content]

She’ll be missed. Lovely voice.

132
Scottish Dragon  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:10:56pm

re: #131 HappyWarrior

She’ll be missed. Lovely voice.

Several of The Cranberries songs are on my personal iPod mix. She will be missed.

133
Mike Lamb  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:10:57pm

Why does anyone even allow a conversation about the Democrat’s shutting down the gov’t when the GOP doesn’t need any Dem votes to keep the lights on?

134
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:12:36pm

re: #132 Scottish Dragon

Several of The Cranberries songs are on my personal iPod mix. She will be missed.

Yeah I do too.

135
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:12:50pm

re: #130 meteor

Nice cat. Rest in peace, Dolores.

[Embedded content]

Aw, that sucks. Only 46.

136
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:14:34pm

re: #126 Eclectic Cyborg

Man, the conservative hypocrites are out in force today.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

No more need be said. It drives them whacky every year.

137
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:16:08pm

Reagan had to been pushed into supporting the MLK Day bill but yeah MLK was one of theirs.

138
FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:16:14pm
139
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:16:50pm
140
FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:17:32pm
141
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:22:31pm

re: #138 FormerDirtDart

It’s amazing how much they look like house-cats.

142
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:24:28pm

re: #115 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I decided to get this 3D printer / laser engraver. Posting here to get the affiliate tag attached to the link.
amazon.com

I ordered it with the affiliate link so Charles gets a cut.
I’ll be laser-engraving and 3D printing on Thursday.

143
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:24:37pm
144
Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:25:15pm

re: #94 The Vicious Babushka

OMG OMG LOOK AT THIS VICTIM!!! LOOK AT THIS VICTIMY VICTIM!!!! THE VICTIMNESS!!!!!

So, a conservative is afraid of being beaten, arrested, and lynched?

145
PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:25:21pm

re: #141 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

She looks like a tabby in my neighborhood.

146
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:27:06pm

re: #144 Belafon

So, a conservative is afraid of being beaten, arrested, and lynched?

Worse, losing access to her pulpit to promote her bs.

147
Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:27:24pm

re: #107 Sea Mexican!

Van Halen, IIRC. However, there was a solid logic behind it: producers willing to cut corners with the M&Ms were more likely to cut corners elsewhere. Again, IIRC, they cancelled at least one show because the first alert was the brown M&Ms, and upon further inspection, they discovered that there were several security hazards.

It indicated to the band which setup companies actually followed instructions. They could tell who had read the contract if they followed that.

148
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:29:44pm

re: #147 Belafon

It indicated to the band which setup companies actually followed instructions. They could tell who had read the contract if they followed that.

Yep. Pretty damned good idea actually.

149
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:30:03pm

re: #147 Belafon

It indicated to the band which setup companies actually followed instructions. They could tell who had read the contract if they followed that.

So it wasn’t being silly, just a clever way of seeing if people read the fine print? Not bad actually.

150
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:30:25pm
151
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:36:17pm

Rev. Al on Nicole Wallace’s show a bit ago said Trump doesn’t realize how much he is hurting national security with all his racist comments.

He brought up Niger as his example. A country on the front of fighting ISIS now and where four of our military were killed. He said we count on Black spies for intelligence and they put their lives on the line for America to do it.

Why should they when they are one of the “shitholes” Trump spoke of?

And then the panel made other examples of people he has singled out to attack that are in other countries like the Middle East, South America and how it all hurts intelligence collecting.

Bottom line: Trump needs to shut his shithole.

152
Kragar  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:46:32pm
153
freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:48:46pm

re: #152 Kragar

I retweeted earlier you tweet in reply to Fox posting their editorial about “not politicizing” MLK day. But when I went to look at twitter just now, it appears the Fox tweet is no longer available:

Did they pull the editorial, or simply issued a new tweet?

154
freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:50:00pm

re: #153 freetoken

The LGF posting of my retweet shows the original Fox tweet.

But on twitter it is “unavailable”.

I take it LGF or someone caches the old tweets?

155
Kragar  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:52:04pm

re: #153 freetoken

I was able to click on it and it still came up.

156
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:52:32pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

157
freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:52:42pm

re: #155 Kragar

Maybe Fox blocked me?

158
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:53:42pm

re: #156 Joe Bacon 🌹

[Embedded content]

Yeah makes no sense. But they love punishing people.

159
freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:54:44pm

Well, I can still see Fox News twitter feed.

In which I notice their latest tweet is this:

Early in the morning I posted about this, from the Telegraph’s story IIRC.

160
plansbandc  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:55:13pm

re: #123 Ace-o-aces

Laura Loomer really is as dumb as a clam.

161
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:55:56pm
162
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:56:19pm

re: #159 freetoken

Well, I can still see Fox News twitter feed.

In which I notice their latest tweet is this:

[Embedded content]

Early in the morning I posted about this, from the Telegraph’s story IIRC.

Probably not best to get the wife that had claimed he abused her and liked Mein Kempf to defend someone not being a racist.

163
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:57:16pm

re: #160 plansbandc

Laura Loomer really is as dumb as a clam.

Now, now. That’s not fair to clams.

164
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:59:46pm

re: #55 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Chuck Woolery blocked me…Guess he just can’t handle the truth…

165
GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:00:01pm
166
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:00:18pm

Senator Dicky Durbin

no surprise, trump continuing his ten year old’s approach to public affairs

167
PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:00:23pm

re: #163 Eclectic Cyborg

I was going to say do not insult clams.

168
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:00:41pm

re: #165 GlutenFreeJesus

[Embedded content]

But but MLK’s niece!

169
dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:01:01pm

re: #141 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It’s amazing how much they look like house-cats.

im sleeping with one eye open from now on

170
Skip Intro  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:02:38pm

Jared has been a busy little traitor during his time in the WH. When do the gallows get set up?

171
jaunte  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:04:54pm

re: #167 PhillyPretzel

Flatworm?

172
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:07:28pm

re: #76 mmmirele

I noted Highpoint Church Memphis hadn’t removed Andy Savage as the “teaching pastor” even though he is currently on four months’ leave while they let the heat die down *cough* investigate. I posted a tweet and Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist picked it up.

[Embedded content]

I remarked that the executive pastor (a guy named Chris Conlee, who tried to become a golf pro before he went into the church business) should just tell me when Savage is coming back so I can buy my airplane tickets now.

Oh, and yes, it does turn out that the softball interview Savage had with his good buddy Ben Ferguson last Thursday was edited. But they didn’t remove the “organic sexual experience” part. (I have to stop rolling my eyes, they are eventually going to pop out of my head.) Here’s a link to the stuff that was cut out of the interview:

watchkeep.blogspot.com

I’m not surprised.

This is how Radical Christians act.

173
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:07:52pm
174
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:08:33pm

re: #154 freetoken

The LGF posting of my retweet shows the original Fox tweet.

But on twitter it is “unavailable”.

I take it LGF or someone caches the old tweets?

I think Charles is doing that…at least screenshots.

A damn good thing to do with this pack of conservative and Republican liars and deniers.

175
PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:08:36pm

re: #171 jaunte

Flatworms
en.wikipedia.org

176
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:12:27pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

This guy.

177
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:13:11pm

re: #162 HappyWarrior

Probably not best to get the wife that had claimed he abused her and liked Mein Kempf to defend someone not being a racist.

Anyone else notice they never ever ask Trump Wife #2, Marla Maples, anything about anything regarding The Plump Trump.

I’m kind of wondering what she has to say. Funny the media never asks. Maybe it does not fit their story.

178
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:14:20pm

re: #177 ObserverArt

Anyone else notice they never ever ask Trump Wife #2, Marla Maples, anything about anything regarding The Plump Trump.

I’m kind of wondering what she has to say. Funny the media never asks. Maybe it does fit their story.

I think both Marla and Tiffany would rather forget about Donald.

179
jaunte  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:16:18pm
180
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:18:33pm

re: #178 HappyWarrior

I think both Marla and Tiffany would rather forget about Donald.

Oh no doubt. But I made the comment more regarding our media. I bet if they ask she would say something. Maybe our media doesn’t want that kind of an answer just like they don’t want to talk to Hillary voters about their feelings on Trump.

181
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:19:04pm

re: #180 ObserverArt

Oh no doubt. But I made the comment more regarding our media. I bet if they ask she would say something. Maybe our media doesn’t want that kind of an answer just like they don’t want to talk to Hillary voters about their feelings on Trump.

Oh yeah for sure.

182
GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:20:01pm

re: #178 HappyWarrior

I think both Marla and Tiffany would rather forget about Donald.

But not his $.

183
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:20:25pm

re: #182 GlutenFreeJesus

But not his $.

True.

184
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:23:00pm
185
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:26:27pm
186
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:26:57pm

re: #184 gocart mozart

bertolt blecht
@benschwartzy
Oh look, FBI agents are still reading Dr. King’s mail.

12:49 PM - Jan 15, 2018
120 120 Replies 4,527 4,527 Retweets 15,207 15,207 likes

OUCH!

That left a mark.

188
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:27:46pm

re: #185 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

That’s more believable than Ryan admiring MLK.

189
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:28:17pm

re: #187 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Can’t wait to see people prove his point by telling him he doesn’t understand.

190
A Cranky One  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:29:10pm

re: #149 HappyWarrior

So it wasn’t being silly, just a clever way of seeing if people read the fine print? Not bad actually.

Ha. Back in the day when I was writing requirement documents I would sprinkle lines like “If you show me this line prior to the review, I’ll give you a dollar” at random places in the document. In that particular case, with over 40 reviewers, only 2 people claimed the dollar. So I pointed out the line at the review meeting and then rescheduled, with a request that people actually read the document.

And at the next review session, I waited until several folks asked about the line that included “at this point we launch an ICBM at the offending site…”. At least more than 2 people caught that. ;-)

191
jaunte  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:29:27pm
192
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:31:16pm
193
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:31:26pm

re: #185 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

what a relief to find out I wasn’t the only person to see Darth Vader in that photo.

194
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:31:47pm
195
Patricia Kayden  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:32:36pm

re: #1 HappyWarrior

Can’t wait to hear how Lewis is the “real racist” for saying this.

If Lewis is the “real racist”, Republicans should be cool with him since they love racists. Their President praised White Supremacists after one of them had murdered a protester in Charlottesville. And let’s not forget that Trump refused to reject Duke’s endorsement on CNN.

196
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:32:45pm
197
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:33:33pm
198
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:33:44pm

re: #191 jaunte

[Embedded content]

The liberal lying fake news media is taking that out of context. That was a Fake Ad. I didn’t place that ad. Someone else did to make me look bad. Believe me.

199
The Major  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:35:27pm

re: #94 The Vicious Babushka

200
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:36:09pm

re: #194 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Kevin McCarthy: Starburst Suck Up

201
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:38:26pm

re: #199 The Major

[Embedded content]

Yet here she is complaining on Twitter. Must suck being that stupid.

202
Patricia Kayden  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:38:36pm

re: #197 gocart mozart

Just saw a disturbing video (on Randi Rhodes show) of Trump supporters screaming at Haitian American protesters to go back to their sh*thole. This is what Trump’s presidency has wrought. Some Trump supporters were screaming that Haitians were sitting around and abusing welfare. That’s hilarious since Haitians are some of the hardest working people I know.

203
The Major  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:41:39pm

Matt Welch got owned…

204
makeitstop  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:42:38pm

Wow. That’s some pile o’data Mueller’s got.

205
Patricia Kayden  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:43:34pm

re: #177 ObserverArt

Anyone else notice they never ever ask Trump Wife #2, Marla Maples, anything about anything regarding The Plump Trump.

I’m kind of wondering what she has to say. Funny the media never asks. Maybe it does not fit their story.

Maples signed a non-disclosure clause when they divorced.
pagesix.com

206
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:43:35pm

re: #203 The Major

Matt Welch got owned…

[Embedded content]

Matt, you need to get laid.

207
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:44:30pm

re: #206 HappyWarrior

Matt, you need to get laid.

That’s the problem: He can’t. So he has to trash-talk people who do.

208
meteor  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:45:41pm
209
sagehen  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:45:58pm

re: #202 Patricia Kayden

Just saw a disturbing video (on Randi Rhodes show) of Trump supporters screaming at Haitian American protesters to go back to their sh*thole. This is what Trump’s presidency has wrought. Some Trump supporters were screaming that Haitians were sitting around and abusing welfare. That’s hilarious since Haitians are some of the hardest working people I know.

Not as hard-working as Jamaicans….

210
Patricia Kayden  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:49:23pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

What a nerve Ryan has to act as if he gives a damn about African Americans and/or civil rights. The nerve.

211
Patricia Kayden  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:50:49pm

re: #209 sagehen

I’m of Jamaican descent and my husband is of Haitian descent so I’m having a good belly laugh at your comment. Thanks!! Feels good to laugh once in a while while surviving this racist regime.

212
Renaissance_Man  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:51:20pm

re: #200 ObserverArt

Kevin McCarthy: Starburst Suck Up

See, in different circumstances, with different people, this would be quite a charming story. Adding a human touch to politicians is often much needed, and something as simple as a gift of favourite candy is just that. But with this president, who behaves like a narcissistic, spoiled four year old at all times, demanding praise and treats in between lashing out and hurting people as much as possible for the fun of it? And with the party of Lincoln standing complicit and reveling in getting to destroy the fabric of America and oppressing anyone who isn’t a white male? It’s monstrous.

213
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:51:52pm

re: #205 Patricia Kayden

Maples signed a non-disclosure clause when they divorced.
pagesix.com

I should have known.

Isn’t it a great indicator of a person’s credibility to have just about everyone you deal with, even loved ones, sign non-disclosure agreements?

It’s basically saying” WARNING” I am an asshole and extremely dishonest and crooked and can’t be trusted…but you can never divulge that if you want to have a relationship with me.

And yet people still trust him and idiots elected him as our President.

214
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:53:03pm
215
calochortus  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:54:18pm

re: #211 Patricia Kayden

I’m of Jamaican descent and my husband is of Haitian descent so I’m having a good belly laugh at your comment. Thanks!! Feels good to laugh once in a while while surviving this racist regime.

I hope you took a screenshot to show your husband, just in case he thinks he’s harder working than you.

217
Patricia Kayden  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:58:53pm

re: #215 calochortus

LOL!! I’ll keep that in mind.

Not sure if any of you used to watch “In Living Color” but every so often I think of the skits mocking Jamaicans with multiple jobs. They were hilarious.

in living color-Hey mon-[legendado portugues] Damon wayans

218
Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:01:39pm
219
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:02:16pm

There’s a bit of consternation on the various Greyhound boards after last night’s season premier of ‘Victoria’. Eos, Albert’s beloved Greyhound, was played by a Scottish Deerhound. Eos was a lovely tuxedo black female, so I’ve been trying to come up with some way of making the joke that ‘a black girl lost out on the role to some hairy Scottish bitch’, but I wasn’t at all sure I could make it work.

Funny thing - it should be easier to obtain a black Greyhound than any Scottish Deerhound, because Greyhounds are a lot more common.

220
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:02:50pm

re: #185 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Paul Ryan would be gazing prayerfully at a statue of Ayn Rand.

221
Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:03:42pm

re: #218 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

When the best defense one can offer for Donny is “He’s not a racist fuckhead, he’s just an ignorant one,” then you’ve got problems.

222
PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:04:34pm

re: #219 Blind Frog Belly White

Interesting point.

223
dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:06:05pm

re: #219 Blind Frog Belly White

There’s a bit of consternation on the various Greyhound boards after last night’s season premier of ‘Victoria’. Eos, Albert’s beloved Greyhound, was played by a Scottish Deerhound. Eos was a lovely tuxedo black female, so I’ve been trying to come up with some way of making the joke that ‘a black girl lost out on the role to some hairy Scottish bitch’, but I wasn’t at all sure I could make it work.

Funny thing - it should be easier to obtain a black Greyhound than any Scottish Deerhound, because Greyhounds are a lot more common.

Lassie, portrayed as a female dog, was always played by a male

224
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:06:25pm

re: #222 PhillyPretzel

Interesting point.

And on MLK weekend, too!
//

225
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:09:10pm

re: #223 dangerman

Lassie, portrayed as a female dog, was always played by a male

On a Rough Collie, the naughty bits are obscured by floof.

Scottish Deerhounds are taller than Greyhounds, and are shaggily wirehaired. Not even close!!

226
calochortus  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:10:38pm

I was listening to NPR this morning and they had assorted people on to discuss DACA, one of them being Harmeet Dhillon. (She’s an Indian-born Sikh lawyer who moved to the US as a child when her father was finishing up his medical education. She grew up in the Carolinas, I think, and is now a prominent SF Bay Area Republican. Trotted out when they need a non-white face.)

Anyway, she offered some rather racist opinions and the whole conversation veered off the DACA topic. She doesn’t think poor people from other countries who “self segregate” when they get here have anything to offer. She also brought up the fact she lived in the South and saw signs saying “The KKK welcomes you” to whatever state it was-and the KKK was Democrats.
At first I was inclined to chalk it up to general GOP talking points, but then as I thought about it, I think it may have revealed an underlying philosophy. What she was saying was that we shouldn’t take risks (with poor people) and things don’t ever (and maybe shouldn’t ever) change (Dems=KKK.) This seems to be a bizarre stand for someone living in California to take. Risk and change are what we do. Perhaps it relates to being raised in the South?
In any event, the more I hear Ms. Dhillon, the less respect I have for her.

227
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:12:17pm

Maudlin Monday Memory (a year ago plus a few days):

228
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:12:21pm
229
BlueSpotinAL  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:12:34pm

re: #31 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Rather eat pizza than drink warm oil, but thanks anyway.

Unless it is pepperoni oil!

230
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:14:04pm
231
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:15:31pm
232
calochortus  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:16:58pm

re: #231 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Well. That’s creepy.

233
Citizen K  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:18:04pm

re: #36 Scottish Dragon

Said it at the tail end of the last thread, but it’s important to repeat, as darkly and depressingly appropriate it is to note on today of all days:

The worst crime you can ever commit in this country seems to be being brown. Doesn’t matter if you’re a mass murderer, you can still be considered a folk hero or a ‘very fine person’. But dare not to have all your papers in order, you’re immediately considered one of the biggest dangers in the country and have to be out NOW NOW NOW, FUCK YOU, OUT NOW.

To live non-white in America is to constantly be told your very existence is illegitimate.

Racism remains keyed into America’s original sin of slavery, rooted in the very idea that ones skin color makes you inherently subservient and lesser than the ‘better’ skin colors. And we seem intent on backsliding in a very horrific way in a very short amount of time here, even in our mortal, lifetime scale rather than the longer, historical scale. We seem intent, as a country, to unlearn so many lessons in order to pay fealty to the idea that this is, now and forever, a white man’s country, and the rest just need to get the fuck out. I hate it, I hate it so fucking much, and yet it’s had to deny that a humongous segment of this country either wants it feverishly or would tolerate it long as they got to profit from it personally.

234
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:18:08pm

re: #232 calochortus

Well. That’s creepy.

Isn’t it, though?

235
BeachDem  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:19:05pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Why do all these hypocritical Republican assholes feel the need to pontificate about MLK at all? It’s all disingenuous bullshit. Why don’t they just STFU?

Speaking of which—when I got home from the MLK Breakfast this morning, I looked up a piece I wrote after the 2012 event. That year, the Republican primary debate was that same evening, so all the hideous candidates (of the 2012 variety) were in town. Here were my thoughts in a piece I wrote that night (under wraps to spare anyone not interested—but SPOILER—Newt and Rick Perry were there!)

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

236
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:19:12pm

yep…this is a problem here:

237
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:20:29pm

re: #226 calochortus

I was listening to NPR this morning and they had assorted people on to discuss DACA, one of them being Harmeet Dhillon. (She’s an Indian-born Sikh lawyer who moved to the US as a child when her father was finishing up his medical education. She grew up in the Carolinas, I think, and is now a prominent SF Bay Area Republican. Trotted out when they need a non-white face.)

Anyway, she offered some rather racist opinions and the whole conversation veered off the DACA topic. She doesn’t think poor people from other countries who “self segregate” when they get here have anything to offer. She also brought up the fact she lived in the South and saw signs saying “The KKK welcomes you” to whatever state it was-and the KKK was Democrats.
At first I was inclined to chalk it up to general GOP talking points, but then as I thought about it, I think it may have revealed an underlying philosophy. What she was saying was that we shouldn’t take risks (with poor people) and things don’t ever (and maybe shouldn’t ever) change (Dems=KKK.) This seems to be a bizarre stand for someone living in California to take. Risk and change are what we do. Perhaps it relates to being raised in the South?
In any event, the more I hear Ms. Dhillon, the less respect I have for her.

People like that drive me bonkers. First off, there’s always been ethnic enclaves. Secondly, most immigrants don’t self segregate in the US, & thirdly the Dems = KKK is really lame when David Duke is a huge fan of Trump and the KKK has hated the National Democratic Party in Ms. Dhilion’s lifetime with a passion. You can’t blame liberals for the KKK while echoing their talking points.

238
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:21:09pm

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

yep…this is a problem here:

[Embedded content]

That’s troublesome.

239
jaunte  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:23:43pm
240
calochortus  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:25:37pm

re: #237 HappyWarrior

People like that drive me bonkers. First off, there’s always been ethnic enclaves. Secondly, most immigrants don’t self segregate in the US, & thirdly the Dems = KKK is really lame when David Duke is a huge fan of Trump and the KKK has hated the National Democratic Party in Ms. Dhilion’s lifetime with a passion. You can’t blame liberals for the KKK while echoing their talking points.

Yeah. All those poor Hispanics crowding into barrios when they could just ante up a few thousand dollars a month for a much nicer apartment in an upscale area. No accounting for taste.
/

241
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:28:18pm
242
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:28:30pm

re: #233 Citizen K

Said it at the tail end of the last thread, but it’s important to repeat, as darkly and depressingly appropriate it is to note on today of all days:

Racism remains keyed into America’s original sin of slavery, rooted in the very idea that ones skin color makes you inherently subservient and lesser than the ‘better’ skin colors. And we seem intent on backsliding in a very horrific way in a very short amount of time here, even in our mortal, lifetime scale rather than the longer, historical scale. We seem intent, as a country, to unlearn so many lessons in order to pay fealty to the idea that this is, now and forever, a white man’s country, and the rest just need to get the fuck out. I hate it, I hate it so fucking much, and yet it’s had to deny that a humongous segment of this country either wants it feverishly or would tolerate it long as they got to profit from it personally.

Big problem is that only a small chunk of that humongous segment can even see it. I sincerely believe that most of them sincerely believe that they ARE discriminated against, and that, as many of them will tell you ‘Racism was all but dead until Obama’. Trump appeals to them at a level below conscious thought, I think. He said he’d be their voice, and boy, is that true! It just turned out the voice is constantly whining that “It’s not fair!”

Seriously, people will tell you that it’s not about immigrants, it’s just about ILLEGAL immigrants, while complaining about ‘Press 1 for English’, or how they ‘refuse to assimilate’.

243
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:30:19pm

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

* not the real Vincente Fox

244
calochortus  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:32:11pm

re: #243 Backwoods_Sleuth

* not the real Vincente Fox

The statement remains valid.

245
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:32:36pm

I have a stack of seed catalogs.
I also have an official government “Census of Agriculture” packet that needs to be dealt with by February 5.

Guess which option has my attention?

246
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:33:09pm

re: #240 calochortus

Yeah. All those poor Hispanics crowding into barrios when they could just ante up a few thousand dollars a month for a much nicer apartment in an upscale area. No accounting for taste.
/

Honestly I love how family oriented Hispanics are. I’ve talked about this before but my brother’s cousins in law even remember my grandma and ask about her. Plus they have great parties.

247
PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:33:26pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

Burpee is at the top of the list.

248
calochortus  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:33:38pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have a stack of seed catalogs.
I also have an official government “Census of Agriculture” packet that needs to be dealt with by February 5.

Guess which option has my attention?

I feel confident you have made the correct decision on that.

249
DodgerFan1988  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:34:33pm

The Alt-Right came to bury MLK, not praise him.

250
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:34:51pm

re: #247 PhillyPretzel

Burpee is at the top of the list.

I always enjoy the RH Shumway and Territorial Seed catalogs.

251
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:35:09pm

My question is, Why do we keep asking white people if some white person or another is racist? We’re about the last people you should ask.

252
Stanley Sea  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:35:23pm
253
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:35:30pm

given donnie’s sex obsessions and alligators allegations of recent porn star hiring, what is the likelyhood of him keeping it in his pants during his current “golf vacations”?

254
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:35:37pm

re: #220 The Vicious Babushka

Paul Ryan would be gazing prayerfully at a statue of Ayn Rand.

Or maybe this statue is what he would really admire.

Paul Ryan Admiring A Truly Great House Leader (in his own mind)
255
Citizen K  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:36:53pm

re: #242 Blind Frog Belly White

Big problem is that only a small chunk of that humongous segment can even see it. I sincerely believe that most of them sincerely believe that they ARE discriminated against, and that, as many of them will tell you ‘Racism was all but dead until Obama’. Trump appeals to them at a level below conscious thought, I think. He said he’d be their voice, and boy, is that true! It just turned out the voice is constantly whining that “It’s not fair!”

Seriously, people will tell you that it’s not about immigrants, it’s just about ILLEGAL immigrants, while complaining about ‘Press 1 for English’, or how they ‘refuse to assimilate’.

And it seems like trying to engage that, trying to reason with those folk so goddamn often ends up backfiring with them screaming the other way and becoming unreachable, avowed, and extra-loud racists, that somehow convince other people that the racism is justified full on and forever. This is what makes me feel so desperate, the feeling that trying so hard to combat this somehow makes people simply hate you more and become even further unreachable, because the deck is that impossibly stacked. That you lost before you even played the game precisely because you are the ‘other’, you are the one already cast as ‘villain’ that will be vanquished, that it’s already forever a foregone conclusion. And the fact that Trump’s reign so far has brought that back into view after the cruel hope that Obama’s election gave, only to expose just how innately racist this country is in its reaction to Obama, just….

Christ…

256
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:37:00pm

re: #251 Blind Frog Belly White

Video of Joni Ernst on if Trump is a racist: “Deep inside, no, I don’t think he’s a racist. I think he’s brash. I think he says things that are on his mind, but I don’t believe that he’s a racist.”

brash

imma try that one out next time i get in trouble and see how far that gets me

257
Patricia Kayden  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:39:47pm

re: #251 Blind Frog Belly White

It means that she isn’t going to criticize her President no matter what. Spinelessness runs in Republican circles.

258
Kragar  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:39:56pm

re: #231 gocart mozart

259
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:40:20pm

heh, another response to that wretch’s tweet:

260
Kragar  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:40:25pm

re: #251 Blind Frog Belly White

261
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:41:49pm

Unlikely.

262
makeitstop  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:43:30pm

I got the studio re-oriented (shifted it 90 degrees to the left and put it against the wall) and re-wired. Not a bad way to spend the afternoon.

My little noisy corner of the world.
263
calochortus  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:45:01pm

BBL

264
danarchy  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:47:41pm

re: #219 Blind Frog Belly White

There’s a bit of consternation on the various Greyhound boards after last night’s season premier of ‘Victoria’. Eos, Albert’s beloved Greyhound, was played by a Scottish Deerhound. Eos was a lovely tuxedo black female, so I’ve been trying to come up with some way of making the joke that ‘a black girl lost out on the role to some hairy Scottish bitch’, but I wasn’t at all sure I could make it work.

Funny thing - it should be easier to obtain a black Greyhound than any Scottish Deerhound, because Greyhounds are a lot more common.

Could it just be they couldn’t find a greyhound that was trained to work on a movie set. Greyhounds are great lovable dogs, but aren’t exactly know for being easily trainable.

265
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:49:38pm

re: #264 danarchy

Could it just be they couldn’t find a greyhound that was trained to work on a movie set. Greyhounds are great lovable dogs, but aren’t exactly know for being easily trainable.

that’s why dog racetracks are always a free-for-all melee…..

266
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:51:28pm

re: #255 Citizen K

And it seems like trying to engage that, trying to reason with those folk so goddamn often ends up backfiring with them screaming the other way and becoming unreachable, avowed, and extra-loud racists, that somehow convince other people that the racism is justified full on and forever. This is what makes me feel so desperate, the feeling that trying so hard to combat this somehow makes people simply hate you more and become even further unreachable, because the deck is that impossibly stacked. That you lost before you even played the game precisely because you are the ‘other’, you are the one already cast as ‘villain’ that will be vanquished, that it’s already forever a foregone conclusion. And the fact that Trump’s reign so far has brought that back into view after the cruel hope that Obama’s election gave, only to expose just how innately racist this country is in its reaction to Obama, just….

Christ…

You know, I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but honestly it seems hard enough to get white liberals to acknowledge their own racism. I look back on things I thought and said 10 or 20 years ago, and I’m ashamed, and we’re talking pretty mild shit.

White conservatives? Man, that’s a heavy lift. There’s layer upon layer of resentment there.

267
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:53:45pm

re: #262 makeitstop

I got the studio re-oriented (shifted it 90 degrees to the left and put it against the wall) and re-wired. Not a bad way to spend the afternoon.

[Embedded content]

what do you do there?

268
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:54:45pm

re: #249 DodgerFan1988

The Alt-Right came to bury MLK, not praise him.

[Embedded content]

At least they’re honest but screw em.

269
Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:55:35pm

re: #251 Blind Frog Belly White

[Embedded content]

My question is, Why do we keep asking white people if some white person or another is racist? We’re about the last people you should ask.

If there’s one constant, it’s that white racists are never going to acknowledge that they’re racist or that the people they associate with are racists. Instead they’ve got “strong feelings” and/or they are being “realistic” about race.

270
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:55:57pm
271
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:56:15pm

re: #270 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

Awful.

272
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:56:43pm

re: #267 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

what do you do there?

Record music tracks. And mix it down into finished form.

I have one too.

273
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:57:20pm
274
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:58:12pm

re: #265 Backwoods_Sleuth

that’s why dog racetracks are always a free-for-all melee…..

Well, to be fair - and I say this as someone who loves Greyhounds - they aren’t very bright.

They’re bred to be friendly and not prone to fight, and to have incredible focus and prey drive, but they’ll never be big on the Obedience Trial circuit.

But they’re so sweet!

275
danarchy  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:00:15pm

re: #265 Backwoods_Sleuth

that’s why dog racetracks are always a free-for-all melee…..

Those are completely different things. In one case you are encouraging a dog to follow it’s natural inclination to chase prey and in the other you have to train them not to run when there is all sorts of crazy movie set stuff going on around them.

In one you let them indulge their instincts and in the other you have to get them to suppress them. I am not saying greyhounds can’t be trained but there is a reason most greyhound owners keep their dogs on leash.

276
makeitstop  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:01:10pm

re: #267 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

what do you do there?

Record music. It’s what you’d call a ‘demo studio.’ I can’t record live drums, but the little pad on the right controls a MIDI drum program that sounds pretty realistic. I can record guitars, keyboards and vocals well enough to hammer songs together.

I demo the songs I write so the guys in my band have a reference to learn them.

277
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:01:43pm

re: #252 Stanley Sea

Isn’t Hicks 29? That woman, assuming it is her, looks to be in her early 50s. Evil ages.

278
Patricia Kayden  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:02:25pm

This is how William Buckley celebrated Dr. King’s murder.

That’s why I cannot read anything about him which downplays his racism.

279
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:03:43pm

re: #275 danarchy

jeebus, lighten up…it was a joke.

280
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:04:34pm

oh, and most dogs should ALWAYS be on a leash.

281
Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:06:22pm

And something to clue in Joni and other Trump defenders who use some variation of “He’s just speaking his mind”: That’s exactly what we’re saying, you mutant doorknobs. The man is a racist and he shows it when he belches out shit like this. While your buddies in the “access journalism” world may love this mental image of a president* who “speaks his mind” because it makes him more palatable to the Common Clay crowd, the rest of us see a racist bastard who can’t help but express his racist beliefs on a whim.

282
Renaissance_Man  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:06:33pm

re: #239 jaunte

[Embedded content]

This is a very disturbing story.

Unfortunately, the reality of it is that his career is almost over before it starts, because of the nature of the field. If his institution has truly placed him on admin leave or probation, that’s something you have to report forever. In a highly competitive field, any sort of thing like that gives you a reputation for trouble, and there’s a dozen people just as qualified with no such reputation waiting for your spot. He’ll still have a job, the world needs good surgeons. But barring intervention, or (more likely) a sympathetic ear at another institution that doesn’t mind negative comments from fascists, he won’t advance in academic medicine.

I can’t imagine dealing with all of this on top of dealing with a 110 hour week and the endless bullshit of being a third year resident.

283
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:06:46pm

re: #278 Patricia Kayden

This is how William Buckley celebrated Dr. King’s murder.

[Embedded content]

That’s why I cannot read anything about him which downplays his racism.

if i can’t figure out what hell he’s talking about the first time i read it, he’s being deliberately obscure

284
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:07:23pm

re: #278 Patricia Kayden

This is how William Buckley celebrated Dr. King’s murder.

[Embedded content]

That’s why I cannot read anything about him which downplays his racism.

He was a bigoted asshole.

285
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:08:15pm

re: #283 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

if i can’t figure out what hell he’s talking about the first time i read it, he’s being deliberately obscure

It’s typical of the faux intellectual WFB portrayed himself as.

286
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:10:06pm

Buckley only hated the Birchers because they made the movement he was trying to form look like kooks. Not the bigotry of the JBS.

287
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:13:13pm

re: #275 danarchy

Those are completely different things. In one case you are encouraging a dog to follow it’s natural inclination to chase prey and in the other you have to train them not to run when there is all sorts of crazy movie set stuff going on around them.

In one you let them indulge their instincts and in the other you have to get them to suppress them. I am not saying greyhounds can’t be trained but there is a reason most greyhound owners keep their dogs on leash.

In my case, I signed a binding agreement to do so!
//

That’s not really because they’re untrainable, though. It’s because the prey drive is so deep, and built on natural instinct, that you can’t be certain they won’t bolt if a squirrel catches their eye at the right moment, and if they bolt, they’re gone. They could be across town in minutes, lost, no idea where they are.

One reads stories of owners who have had a Greyhound for years who was always obedient, always came when called, never bolted, till that one time when they did. And then, they are SO prey-focused they’d run onto a freeway full of cars following a squirrel or rabbit.

So, the GSGA makes adopters sign an agreement never to let their dog off leash outside an enclosed space. But really, having seen many other people’s dogs off leash, I think most or all owners should adopt that. So many times a dog will come running across a park, while their owner keeps calling them, fruitlessly. They always say, “He’s really friendly!” or “He’s just a puppy!”

Okay. But I don’t know your dog. And you don’t know mine. Maybe my dog is the sweetest, friendliest dog in the world. Or maybe he eats poodles for breakfast.

You. Don’t. Know.

288
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:13:42pm
289
freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:15:16pm

re: #281 Targetpractice

Racist say what is on their racist minds.

This is not a hard concept.

290
makeitstop  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:15:47pm
291
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:18:30pm

Trumporrhoids are so freaking dumb.

292
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:19:34pm

re: #287 Blind Frog Belly White

So, the GSGA makes adopters sign an agreement never to let their dog off leash outside an enclosed space. But really, having seen many other people’s dogs off leash, I think most or all owners should adopt that. So many times a dog will come running across a park, while their owner keeps calling them, fruitlessly. They always say, “He’s really friendly!” or “He’s just a puppy!”

Okay. But I don’t know your dog. And you don’t know mine. Maybe my dog is the sweetest, friendliest dog in the world. Or maybe he eats poodles for breakfast.

You. Don’t. Know.

^^THIS^^

My dogs are both prey driven as well (Jack Russell Terror and an American-English Coonhound). Very well behaved, until there’s a squirrel, rabbit or (gawd forbid) a whitetail deer, then it’s Katie Bar the Doors!

Heck, they go nuts over anything that appears in “their” sky, including low flying planes and helicopters. You should have been here to see them lose their minds the morning a Mylar balloon came floating through…I was afraid the 4-foot fence wasn’t going to be tall enough to forestall the chase.

293
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:20:10pm

re: #291 The Vicious Babushka

Trumporrhoids are so freaking dumb.

I believe his #CommunityService today and every day is serving as President and Commander in Chief FOR FREE.

And worth every cent.

294
freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:20:47pm

re: #290 makeitstop

She has two choices here:

1) Lie - and go down for perjury
2) Tell the truth - and torpedo the whole Trumptanic

But she is going before a House committee, one controlled by Republicans who will do their best to bury Mueller, even if they truly believe Trump is an idiot. I fully expect them to put party over country.

295
DodgerFan1988  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:22:23pm

re: #278 Patricia Kayden

This is how William Buckley celebrated Dr. King’s murder.

[Embedded content]

That’s why I cannot read anything about him which downplays his racism.

Remember in 1983 the majority of Conservatives and Republicans opposed creating a federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., calling him an adulterer, communist, law breaker, plagiarist, and race riot agitator.

296
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:23:45pm

re: #295 DodgerFan1988

Remember in 1983 the majority of Conservatives and Republicans opposed creating a federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., calling him an adulterer, communist, law breaker, plagiarist, and race riot agitator.

And now, they want to claim him as a Republican.

297
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:26:22pm

re: #285 HappyWarrior

It’s typical of the faux intellectual WFB portrayed himself as.

when i writ them hoity toity literature papers in kollige i dint get no points for not expressing myself clearly

298
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:29:04pm
299
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:32:13pm

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

^^THIS^^

My dogs are both prey driven as well (Jack Russell Terror and an American-English Coonhound). Very well behaved, until there’s a squirrel, rabbit or (gawd forbid) a whitetail deer, then it’s Katie Bar the Doors!

Heck, they go nuts over anything that appears in “their” sky, including low flying planes and helicopters. You should have been here to see them lose their minds the morning a Mylar balloon came floating through…I was afraid the 4-foot fence wasn’t going to be tall enough to forestall the chase.

Twice - once with Zeena when we just got her, and with Rango just the other day, something startled them and they were INSTANTLY the length of the leash away, and straining to run away. Without that leash they’d be 100 yards away in seconds.

YouTube

300
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:32:21pm
301
Citizen K  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:34:53pm

re: #300 gocart mozart

God, don’t challenge them. We already have enough competition on that measure already.

302
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:37:57pm

trump thinks he’s not a racist cuz he judges people more by the content of their bank account than the color of their skin

303
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:41:21pm

re: #302 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

trump thinks he’s not a racist cuz he judges people more by the content of their bank account than the color of their skin

but only if he’s the one with more money.

304
austin_blue  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:41:24pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

@Green_Footballs
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
In which the lying racist president of the US continues acting like a dim-witted schoolyard bully.


2:34 PM - Jan 15, 2018
12 12 Replies 58 58 Retweets 318 318 likes

[Embedded content]

He’s our new SMOTI.

305
Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:41:58pm

re: #70 Kragar

MLK’s public life was politics. Removing politics removes his work.

306
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:43:18pm

re: #305 Belafon

MLK’s public life was politics. Removing politics removes his work.

Which is, of course, the point.

307
whitebeach  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:43:23pm

re: #219 Blind Frog Belly White

There’s a bit of consternation on the various Greyhound boards after last night’s season premier of ‘Victoria’. Eos, Albert’s beloved Greyhound, was played by a Scottish Deerhound. Eos was a lovely tuxedo black female, so I’ve been trying to come up with some way of making the joke that ‘a black girl lost out on the role to some hairy Scottish bitch’, but I wasn’t at all sure I could make it work.

Funny thing - it should be easier to obtain a black Greyhound than any Scottish Deerhound, because Greyhounds are a lot more common.

In the Thin Man movies, Asta was a wire-haired fox terrier. In the books, she was a schnauzer.

308
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:45:03pm

re: #307 whitebeach

In the Thin Man movies, Asta was a wire-haired fox terrier. In the books, she was a schnauzer.

Anti-German sentiment?
/////

309
Patricia Kayden  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:49:35pm

re: #300 gocart mozart

These people are really sick. I cannot even deal with them.

310
plansbandc  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:51:42pm

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

I imagine they’d enjoy a hot air balloon or two. :D

311
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:51:44pm

re: #299 Blind Frog Belly White

Twice - once with Zeena when we just got her, and with Rango just the other day, something startled them and they were INSTANTLY the length of the leash away, and straining to run away. Without that leash they’d be 100 yards away in seconds.

[Embedded content]

Video

Cool video. Looks like some of those strides the Greyhound is covering about three yards or more when all legs are up and they are gliding before another paw hits the ground.

I’ve never been around a Greyhound. Would love to give skritches to one sometime.

312
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:56:11pm

re: #311 ObserverArt

Cool video. Looks like some of those strides the Greyhound is covering about three yards or more when all legs are up and they are gliding before another paw hits the ground.

I’ve never been around a Greyhound. Would love to give skritches to one sometime.

Stand in one place near them, and you’re likely to find yourself with one leaning against your knees for strokes. They’re a really convenient height for that. Sometimes I’ll be walking down the hall and find that I have a handful of dog face, when they want skritches.

Also a convenient height for taking food off the table. All food ends up in the geometric center of the table, in defense.

313
Charles Johnson  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:56:23pm

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s a good tweet, but it’s not really Vicente Fox.

314
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:00:08pm

re: #313 Charles Johnson

That’s a good tweet, but it’s not really Vicente Fox.

yes, I know

315
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:03:44pm
316
gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:04:02pm

The pointlessness of arguing with conservatives

317
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:05:36pm

They should just come right out and say it: “You must assimilate…but stay away from our daughters, our good jobs, and the house next door.”

318
Stanley Sea  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:08:26pm

I know it’s not really blasphemy, but some of this shit is pure poison & I’m sick.

319
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:11:10pm

Heh, Ari is covering for Chris Hayes tonight I was just getting ready to change the channel for some other stuff and he had Dick Durbin in a video calling for Trump to release recordings if they have them to clear up “…house” or “…hole” or if nothing was said.

Pretty good political ploy. Put up or shut up on the words Trump used and also make Mueller aware of recordings as we were talking about the other day with Trump’s people saying he did say “I” he said “I’d”

320
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:13:09pm

re: #316 gocart mozart

The pointlessness of arguing with conservatives

[Embedded content]

Spoken by someone truly ignorant of history. Dinesh should shut up.

321
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:14:25pm

it’s Executive Time.

Incoming tweets.

322
Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:14:34pm

re: #317 Backwoods_Sleuth

They should just come right out and say it: “You must assimilate…but stay away from our daughters, our good jobs, and the house next door.”

“What are the ‘good jobs’?”

“Any jobs we’re willing to do.”

“So if I work in a chicken rendering plant, that’s cool?”

“Fuck no, those are good jobs!”

“But you Americans won’t work them!”

“We totally will…provided they pay really well, come with sweet benefits, and provide us a safe working environment.”

“Well we do the jobs for shit pay, no benefits, and get reported to deportation services if we complain about injuries on the job. All because what we get is way more than back home.”

“Yeah, well my buddy’s kid can’t find a job, so I accuse you of being the reason why, even though I know the kid wouldn’t do that job for any amount of money. Now go back where you came from!”

323
PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:17:07pm

re: #318 Stanley Sea

I agree this stuff is bad. What I have been following today is all of the one star ratings of Victoria. Although amazon spells it out clearly the show will be in their library after it is shown on PBS quite a few people are demanding their money back because they did not get the whole series. And even in my comment I stated that even PBS does not ship the DVD of the series until one or two shows have been aired.

324
The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:19:58pm

re: #317 Backwoods_Sleuth

They should just come right out and say it: “You must assimilate…but stay away from our daughters, our good jobs, and the house next door.”

And don’t get above your station, and get notions about being represented in politics; treated equally by landlords, employers, and police; getting the “good” jobs.

“Assimilate” is always a moving goalpost.

325
dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:20:47pm

re: #225 Blind Frog Belly White

On a Rough Collie, the naughty bits are obscured by floof.

Scottish Deerhounds are taller than Greyhounds, and are shaggily wirehaired. Not even close!!

i was only pointing out that “she” wasnt a she

326
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:22:23pm

They need to assimilate but God forbid they get successful and then advocate for others. Russell Brand, the comedian of all people had a great observation about this when it came to poverty. They hate you when you’re poor and call you lazy but when you make it and start questioning poverty, they call you a champagne socialist (British version of a limousine liberal.). It also relates back to my favorite line- “When I fed the poor, they called me a saint, when I asked why they were poor, they called me a Communist.”

327
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:23:20pm

oh…

328
Renaissance_Man  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:23:20pm

re: #324 The Ghost of a Flea

And don’t get above your station, and get notions about being represented in politics; treated equally by landlords, employers, and police; getting the “good” jobs.

“Assimilate” is always a moving goalpost.

In other words, remember that your role in this culture is to provide us with some interesting food in your restaurants and do service jobs at best, or unpleasant and menial ones. And be grateful you’re allowed to be here.

329
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:25:37pm

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh…

[Embedded content]

May well be but it makes no practical sense to deport someone who has been here since childhood and this is their home. And given Tucker’s FP views, this is a load of bullshit.

330
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:25:56pm

omg…he is just spewing and re-tweeting himself.

331
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:26:29pm

re: #330 Backwoods_Sleuth

omg…he is just spewing and re-tweeting himself.

Stable genius eh.

332
majii  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:28:38pm

re: #240 calochortus

“Yeah. All those poor Hispanics crowding into barrios when they could just ante up a few thousand dollars a month for a much nicer apartment in an upscale area. No accounting for taste.”
/

In the past, and sometimes in the present, Persons of Color have not been able to move into “certain areas.” I know because it happened to me and my ex here in Middle GA. When the neighbors discovered we wanted to move into “their” neighborhood, they pooled their money and bought the house to keep us from buying it. We could definitely afford the house, but they didn’t think we “belonged” in “their” neighborhood. Our realtor was Jewish, and he told us everything they said and did. When we moved into the home I live in now, we were the only blacks in the entire neighborhood. We were never invited to neighborhood events like barbecues because to associate with us on a social level would have given them “racial cooties,” I guess. It turned out that my daughter was the only kid in the neighborhood who graduated from high school and college with honors.

333
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:28:52pm

he’s also retweeting Eric and Heritage Foundation.

good grief

334
Stanley Sea  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:29:51pm

re: #323 PhillyPretzel

I agree this stuff is bad. What I have been following today is all of the one star ratings of Victoria. Although amazon spells it out clearly the show will be in their library after it is shown on PBS quite a few people are demanding their money back because they did not get the whole series. And even in my comment I stated that even PBS does not ship the DVD of the series until one or two shows have been aired.

haha, idiots.

I’m waiting for a couple of eps to drop before I watch. We want instant gratification.

335
PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:32:28pm

re: #334 Stanley Sea

I know these people are idiots. I have purchased three seasons of Poldark and the last season of Victoria and have had no problems.

336
Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:32:39pm

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh…

[Embedded content]

Says the fuckheads who continue to remind the rest of the world how we “saved” them in WWII and how “ungrateful” they are about how we “protected” them during the Cold War.

337
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:33:26pm

The more I learn about racial history, the more disgusted I am. I’d rather have what the cons call white liberal guilt, I call it historical awareness and sensitivity than what the cons have.

338
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:33:40pm
339
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:35:12pm
340
Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:35:58pm

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Called it the other day, they know that there’s no fucking chance Trump will ever sign the bipartisan deal they spent days negotiating, so they’re now going to beg Chuck and Nancy for another extension.

341
plansbandc  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:38:32pm

I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole that is Atlas Obscura.

342
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:38:34pm
343
teleskiguy  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:40:13pm

This is a bad joke. A bad joke that I’m shamelessly sharing here, because jam bands, man.

344
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:43:25pm

re: #226 calochortus

I was listening to NPR this morning and they had assorted people on to discuss DACA, one of them being Harmeet Dhillon. (She’s an Indian-born Sikh lawyer who moved to the US as a child when her father was finishing up his medical education. She grew up in the Carolinas, I think, and is now a prominent SF Bay Area Republican. Trotted out when they need a non-white face.)

Anyway, she offered some rather racist opinions and the whole conversation veered off the DACA topic. She doesn’t think poor people from other countries who “self segregate” when they get here have anything to offer. She also brought up the fact she lived in the South and saw signs saying “The KKK welcomes you” to whatever state it was-and the KKK was Democrats.
At first I was inclined to chalk it up to general GOP talking points, but then as I thought about it, I think it may have revealed an underlying philosophy. What she was saying was that we shouldn’t take risks (with poor people) and things don’t ever (and maybe shouldn’t ever) change (Dems=KKK.) This seems to be a bizarre stand for someone living in California to take. Risk and change are what we do. Perhaps it relates to being raised in the South?
In any event, the more I hear Ms. Dhillon, the less respect I have for her.

Dhillon sounds exactly like Dinesh. Remember, India has a caste system which treated people with darker skin as inferior and forced them into lower jobs. My guess is that both Dhillon and Dinesh were instilled with that prejudice and have done nothing to overcome it. They are no different than David Duke.

345
Stanley Sea  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:43:52pm

JFC

346
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:45:25pm

re: #344 Hecuba’s daughter

Dhillon sounds exactly like Dinesh. Remember, India has a caste system which treated people with darker skin as inferior and forced them into lower jobs. My guess is that both Dhillon and Dinesh were instilled with that prejudice and have done nothing to overcome it. They are no different than David Duke.

That wouldn’t surprise me at all.

347
majii  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:46:04pm

re: #320 HappyWarrior

“Spoken by someone truly ignorant of history. Dinesh should shut up.”

Don’t expect him to ever shut up. Why? Because he’s engaging in what was once known as “passing.”

348
Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:47:35pm

I could see the smartest thing for the DNC leadership right now being to call on the GOP to pass a clean CR without Dem votes. Promise publicly that they will not filibuster the bill or hold it up through any legislative shenanigans, but not a single Dem will vote for it. Then sit back and watch the GOP dissolve into bickering and quarreling.

349
teleskiguy  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:49:41pm

Speaking of jam bands, the new Umphrey’s McGee album is really good. It’s very umphreys.

350
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:51:41pm

re: #347 majii

“Spoken by someone truly ignorant of history. Dinesh should shut up.”

Don’t expect him to ever shut up. Why? Because he’s engaging in what was once known as “passing.”

In my observations of him, he goes that extra mile to be hateful. Probably because of what you’re getting at.

351
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:53:45pm

re: #344 Hecuba’s daughter

Dhillon sounds exactly like Dinesh. Remember, India has a caste system which treated people with darker skin as inferior and forced them into lower jobs. My guess is that both Dhillon and Dinesh were instilled with that prejudice and have done nothing to overcome it. They are no different than David Duke.

kind gives a new context to that publicity thing posted here a little while ago: some sort of conservatives event and Dinesh was one of the scheduled speakers. His photograph was serious lightened so he looked almost white.

352
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:56:19pm

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

kind gives a new context to that publicity thing posted here a little while ago: some sort of conservatives event and Dinesh was one of the scheduled speakers. His photograph was serious lightened so he looked almost white.

Wasn’t there a portrait of Jindal done the same? TBH I never considered colorism and India’s class system in explaining why Dinesh is the way he is. But that’s a good theory. Colorism does exist. I’ve learned a little about it in South America from my brother via his extended family. Just glad that my brother doesn’t care about that shit and he cares about people first and foremost.

353
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:56:54pm
354
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:58:30pm

re: #352 HappyWarrior

Wasn’t there a portrait of Jindal done the same? TBH I never considered colorism and India’s class system in explaining why Dinesh is the way he is. But that’s a good theory. Colorism does exist. I’ve learned a little about it in South America from my brother via his extended family. Just glad that my brother doesn’t care about that shit and he cares about people first and foremost.

Dinesh is pretty dark. Maybe he thinks it’s easier to “pass” here. Somebody should tell him that “assimilation” doesn’t work like Photoshop.

355
teleskiguy  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:58:55pm
356
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:59:07pm

re: #354 Backwoods_Sleuth

Dinesh is pretty dark. Maybe he thinks it’s easier to “pass” here. Somebody should tell him that “assimilation” doesn’t work like Photoshop.

Yeah he is. So maybe he’s just a jerk.

357
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:01:38pm

ok…I’m bad.

I nodded my head in agreement and then I laughed.

358
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:01:47pm

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh…

[Embedded content]

America - The Shining City On A Hill!

Surrounded by a big, tall wall. And a moat. With alligators. And no outward-facing windows.

359
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:03:05pm

re: #358 Blind Frog Belly White

America - The Shining City On A Hill!

Surrounded by a big, tall wall. And a moat. With alligators with lasers. And no outward-facing windows.

enhanced that for you.

360
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:04:34pm

re: #359 Backwoods_Sleuth

enhanced that for you.

And sharks with frigging laser beams on their ehads.

361
Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:04:47pm

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

ok…I’m bad.

I nodded my head in agreement and then I laughed.

[Embedded content]

He’s just waiting for the final match against Betty White during The Gathering, then he will be The One.

362
teleskiguy  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:05:22pm
363
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:06:09pm

re: #360 HappyWarrior

And sharks with frigging laser beams on their ehads.

“Throw me a frickin’ bone here, people!”

364
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:06:43pm

re: #361 Targetpractice

He’s just waiting for the final match against Betty White during The Gathering, then he will be The One.

I’d put my money on Betty White.

365
Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:07:47pm

re: #364 Blind Frog Belly White

I’d put my money on Betty White.

I would too. After all, she was the one who did in Abe Vigoda.

//

366
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:10:53pm

re: #361 Targetpractice

He’s just waiting for the final match against Betty White during The Gathering, then he will be The One.

I don’t care how long it takes.

My money is on Betty.

367
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:12:43pm

re: #366 Backwoods_Sleuth

I don’t care how long it takes.

My money is on Betty.

Or Cloris Leachman. Remember the Grandma on “Malcolm in the Middle”?

368
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:13:29pm

re: #367 Blind Frog Belly White

Or Cloris Leachman. Remember the Grandma on “Malcolm in the Middle”?

Frau Blucher too. I swear my second great grandmother looks like the character.

369
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:14:40pm

re: #368 HappyWarrior

Frau Blucher too. I swear my second great grandmother looks like the character.

Nurse Diesel

Those who are tardy do not get Fruit Cup!
370
Citizen K  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:15:11pm

re: #368 HappyWarrior

Frau Blucher too. I swear my second great grandmother looks like the character.

The Animal Sounds: Horse Whinny - Sound Effect - Animation

371
makeitstop  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:15:39pm

re: #369 Blind Frog Belly White

Nurse Diesel

My band’s namesake!

372
Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:16:01pm

re: #368 HappyWarrior

Frau Blucher too. I swear my second great grandmother looks like the character.

Blucher!

373
BlueSpotinAL  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:18:57pm

re: #369 Blind Frog Belly White

Nurse Diesel

[Embedded content]

I use that line all the time. I guess you and I are the only ones who thinks it’s funny.

374
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:19:13pm

re: #372 Targetpractice

[Embedded content]

My favorite part of the movie.

375
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:21:24pm

Kirk Douglass is another immortal.

376
allegro  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:24:05pm

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

ok…I’m bad.

I nodded my head in agreement and then I laughed.

[Embedded content]

It’s Captain Jack Sparrow in his Golden Years!

377
FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:26:09pm
378
plf1953  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:26:26pm

The truth outs …

Washington Post just posted this well sourced story: Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

Link

379
plf1953  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:28:48pm

re: #377 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Beat me by 17 seconds!!

380
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:30:42pm
381
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:31:41pm

re: #377 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

I don’t thin Bush’s advisers worried about that even and no one was going to call Bush a policy heavyweight. JFC, who the hell is really in charge there?

382
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:34:01pm

en.wikipedia.org
Wasn’t aware about this. Very cool.

383
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:35:43pm

so mark cuban is jewish

i guess i could be excused for thinking he was… yanno… cuban

384
Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:36:19pm

re: #377 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

The TL;DR summation of the article is that the Congressional wingnuts saw they were getting nowhere with their bill, so when the Durbin/Graham bipartisan bill seemed to be getting traction with Trump, they panicked and appealed to the one thing that they knew would get Trump on their side: His ego. Convince him that their bill would get him in good with his base, and that he’d be a fool to accept the bipartisan bill.

SSDD

385
The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:38:08pm

re: #352 HappyWarrior

He’s Goan Catholic.

That community got specifically called out by the Church for continuing to practice caste discrimination.

Not that it’s unique in India. There’s many forms of colorism and caste discrimination.

386
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:40:17pm

re: #383 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

so mark cuban is jewish

i guess i could be excused for thinking he was… yanno… cuban

Chabenisky was the family’s original name per Wiki.

387
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:41:02pm

re: #385 The Ghost of a Flea

He’s Goan Catholic.

That community got specifically called out by the Church for continuing to practice caste discrimination.

Not that it’s unique in India. There’s many forms of colorism and caste discrimination.

No, it’s not unique in India at at all. I’m more familiar with it in South American contexts since I took a class on Latin American history. Did not know that about his communtiy though.

388
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:42:16pm
389
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:43:19pm

re: #388 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

One of my wingnut friends was into this gear. I think he was one of the ones who was talking about getting his son some gun-related paraphernalia after he was born… Yeeeeeah…

390
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:44:52pm

LOL wingnuts are funny. So we all know about that county in KY that is overwhelmingly Republican and on welfare, there’s a stupid meme acknowledging it and then a pictuer of Sanders going “No, that’s impossible, there is no white poverty.” Yeah because Sanders never talks about impoverished whties lol.

391
Interesting Times  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:47:37pm
392
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:49:50pm

Hanging over the entire 2020 handicapping exercise, however, is a big question mark about the president’s own plans. “There is no environment in which a Republican thinks Trump is going to be impeached,” explained the top Republican strategist. “But there’s a high degree of speculation that he doesn’t run — he doesn’t appear to be having fun, he’s old and angry. If he’s able to create his own fiction for why he’s leaving, why would he do this twice?”

see, now that’s what i’ve been talking about

my gut tells me he won’t be on the 2020 ticket

393
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:51:30pm

So here is what a Deplorable has been doing on MLKDay==>

394
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:51:31pm

re: #392 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Hanging over the entire 2020 handicapping exercise, however, is a big question mark about the president’s own plans. “There is no environment in which a Republican thinks Trump is going to be impeached,” explained the top Republican strategist. “But there’s a high degree of speculation that he doesn’t run — he doesn’t appear to be having fun, he’s old and angry. If he’s able to create his own fiction for why he’s leaving, why would he do this twice?”

see, now that’s what i’ve been talking about

my gut tells me he won’t be on the 2020 ticket

I think he’ll try again just because he’ll want to prove all his haters wrong. But who knows.

395
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:55:40pm

THREAD

396
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:58:56pm

re: #395 The Vicious Babushka

THREAD

[Embedded content]

Lol project much Bill?

397
ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:59:47pm

re: #394 HappyWarrior

I think he’ll try again just because he’ll want to prove all his haters wrong. But who knows.

I think I said jokingly some time ago, his out might be him claiming he doesn’t get enough praise for the glorious job he is doing and congress doesn’t work with him. Therefore we don’t deserve him and he quits/resigns/won’t run again.

It will be not his fault, it’ll be the ungrateful citizens and politicians of this shithole country he tried to Make Great Again.

398
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:01:45pm

What The “Voting For Trump Doesn’t Make Me A Racist” Voters Are Saying Today

I got caught up in the spirit of the day and ate fried chicken.

399
Patricia Kayden  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:01:47pm

re: #315 Backwoods_Sleuth

What a dang nerve he has. Fricking unbelievable!

400
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:03:04pm

re: #395 The Vicious Babushka

THREAD

[Embedded content]

this goes along with the “democrats have no policies of their own” and “who’s the leader of the democratic party? oprah?” memes

401
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:05:17pm

re: #397 ObserverArt

I think I said jokingly some time ago, his out might be him claiming he doesn’t get enough praise for the glorious job he is doing and congress doesn’t work with him. Therefore we don’t deserve him and he quits/resigns/won’t run again.

It will be not his fault, it’ll be the ungrateful citizens and politicians of this shithole country he tried to Make Great Again.

That’s plausible too.

402
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:11:09pm

re: #397 ObserverArt

It will be not his fault, it’ll be the ungrateful citizens and politicians of this shithole country he tried to Make Great Again.

the same story that hitler used in his last testament

403
FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:14:51pm
404
majii  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:17:16pm

re: #398 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

“What The “Voting For Trump Doesn’t Make Me A Racist” Voters Are Saying Today”

“I got caught up in the spirit of the day and ate fried chicken.”

This just indicates how stupid and racist they are. They looove to stereotype and scapegoat those they don’t even know. I’m black, and I don’t eat fried chicken for health reasons. In fact, I don’t eat fried food. At. All.

405
HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:18:28pm

re: #404 majii

“What The “Voting For Trump Doesn’t Make Me A Racist” Voters Are Saying Today”

“I got caught up in the spirit of the day and ate fried chicken.”

This just indicates how stupid and racist they are. They looove to stereotype and scapegoat those they don’t even know. I’m black, and I don’t eat fried chicken for health reasons. In fact, I don’t eat fried food. At. All.

Given they think all black people live in the ghetto.

406
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:20:24pm

re: #404 majii

“What The “Voting For Trump Doesn’t Make Me A Racist” Voters Are Saying Today”

“I got caught up in the spirit of the day and ate fried chicken.”

This just indicates how stupid and racist they are. They looove to stereotype and scapegoat those they don’t even know. I’m black, and I don’t eat fried chicken for health reasons. In fact, I don’t eat fried food. At. All.

the most primitive and vulgar racism just like this, aimed at all the usual ethnicities, including my own, can be found in comment sections

i apologize for subjecting you to this - i shouldn’t even post this kind of crap as an example, really…

407
majii  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:21:34pm

re: #405 HappyWarrior

“Given they think all black people live in the ghetto.”

They have no idea that if I were in an actual ghetto with them, I’d be just as scared as they’d be. I have zero experience in living in the ghetto, living without health insurance, and living in a home without a father, but many Americans think I do.

408
majii  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:24:04pm

re: #406 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

“i apologize for subjecting you to this - i shouldn’t even post this kind of crap as an example, really…”

There’s no need for you to apologize to me for anything. I’ve known about this ugliness in this society my entire life, over 60 years. I love interaction with others and listening to/reading their thoughts. This is how we connect with each other and discover we have more in common than we think we do. You’re good with me, always!

409
wheat-dogg  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:53:54pm

re: #387 HappyWarrior

No, it’s not unique in India at at all. I’m more familiar with it in South American contexts since I took a class on Latin American history. Did not know that about his communtiy though.

Skin tone is still important in China. Dark skin is associated with being a peasant, even if one’s color is genetic and not from UV exposure. So women (especially) anguish over having light skin, avoid the sun like classic vampires did, and buy skin-lightening applications, because men prefer lighter-skinned women, even if they themselves are not.

Aside from that cultural aspect, there is also noticeable disdain (and racism) toward naturally dark people, like Africans and South Asians, in China.You may for example have impeccable credentials and speak like a member of the British Royal Family, but if your ancestry is African or Indian, your chances of getting a teaching job are significantly less than if you’re a white Briton.

410
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 16, 2018 • 7:15:47am

re: #377 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Stable genius.

411
Dave In Austin  Jan 17, 2018 • 5:09:19am

re: #298 gocart mozart

I’ve said from the beginning that this is the connection. Wendy is well connected all over elitist society in Europe and Asia.


This article has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
This Is the Kit - Full Performance (Live on KEXP) kexp.org presents This Is The Kit performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded November 28, 2017. Songs:Empty No TeethBullet ProofMoonshine FreezeSolid Grease Host: Troy NelsonAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin WilmoreEditor: Justin Wilmore kexp.orgthisisthekit.co.uk ...
Thanos
2 days, 19 hours ago
Views: 132 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Starry Starry Night -Lianne La Havas Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Starry Starry Night · Lianne La Havas Loving Vincent (Original Soundtrack) ℗ 2017 Un Pundeas De Monetas, Inc. Under exclusive license to Éditions Milan Music Featured Vocals: Lianne La HavasComposer: Don McLean ...
Thanos
2 days, 19 hours ago
Views: 138 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
LGF Sunday Morning Wakeup Playlist
Unshaken Defiance
2 days, 23 hours ago
Views: 132 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Masterpiece Theater-Little WomenTonight Masterpiece Theater presents Little Women. This latest production promises to be a good one with some well known actors and actresses. The March girls are played by relative unknowns. Please check your local PBS stations for the times in ...
PhillyPretzel
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 471 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Ry Cooder - the Prodigal Son (Live in Studio) "The Prodigal Son", Ry' Cooder's first new solo release in six years, is set for release May 11, 2018! Pre-order / stream "The Prodigal Son" here: found.ee Directed by Jeff Coffman Follow Ry:Official Website: rycooder.comFacebook: facebook.comInstagram: instagram.com LYRICSnow, the ...
Thanos
1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 616 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Charlie Puth - ‘How Long’ [Official Video] Download and Stream "How Long": atlantic.lnk.to Pre-Order Voicenotes: atlantic.lnk.to Exclusive VoiceNotes Merchandise Bundles Available Here: smarturl.it Follow Charlie:charlieputh.comtwitter.comfacebook.cominstagram.com THE VOICENOTES TOURwith Charlie Puth and Hailee SteinfeldTickets & VIP: charlieputh.com #VoicenotesTour Dates:07/11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage07/13 – Boston, ...
Thanos
1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 227 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Welles - Rock N Roll [Audio Only] PreOrder Welles Album "Red Trees and White Trashes" featuring "Seventeen" and "Rock N Roll"ffm.to Listen to Rock N Roll: ffm.toListen to Seventeen: ffm.to CONNECT: wellesmusic.comfacebook.cominstagram.com@wellesmusic--ROCK N ROLLdoesn't eatdoesn't sleepdoes drugsjus shrugs & says leave me beROCK N ROLLis a ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 297 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
WALK the MOON - Kamikaze (Official Video) Get WALK THE MOON's new album 'What If Nothing' featuring "Kamikaze" and "One Foot":iTunes - wtmband.comSpotify - wtmband.comApple Music - wtmband.comAmazon - wtmband.comGoogle Play - wtmband.comMerch Store - wtmband.com Catch WTM On Tour - wtmband.com Follow WALK THE MOON:walkthemoonband.comfacebook.com@WALKTHEMOONbandinstagram.com ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 768 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Trump Is Watching You Closer Than You Watch Him, Thanks NSA I would love to see my friends offer a string of sensible suggestions for protecting our meta data, our digital privacy as best we can in the comments. Technology cuts both ways. Corporation and governments have scale, money. We ...
Unshaken Defiance
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Views: 828 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 4
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0