Jump to bottom

268 comments

1
Charles Johnson  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:08:34pm

Before anyone asks… I checked and that’s what Trump and Macron were wearing at lunch.

[update: nope, it isn’t from today. But still a WTF moment.]

2
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:08:48pm

Macron: He’s pulling as hard as he can. Seriously! As hard as he can! I know six year olds that could take this guy down!

3
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:09:09pm

4
teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:13:43pm
5
teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:16:38pm
6
Ace-o-aces  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:22:20pm
7
Charles Johnson  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:23:14pm

But after more checking, the photo is from last year and they just happened to be wearing the same clothes. So I’m still saying WTF, but it’s not from today, it’s a general WTF.

8
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:23:30pm

That’s the kindly old Vice Principal introducing the new boy to the class at recess.

9
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:24:01pm

I fear Trump is going to literally collapse in public at some point (one of his rallies perhaps) and his people will try and convince us nothing is wrong.

10
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:24:39pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

But after more checking, the photo is from last year and they just happened to be wearing the same clothes. So I’m still saying WTF, but it’s not from today, it’s a general WTF.

Hey, at least you checked.

11
MsJ  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:30:44pm

re: #9 Eclectic Cyborg

If we’re really lucky he won’t get up.

12
retired cynic  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:32:33pm

re: #11 MsJ

If we’re really lucky he won’t get up.

The conspiracy theories would never end.

13
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:35:07pm

re: #12 retired cynic

The conspiracy theories would never end.

They’d probably say libruls poisoned him with polonium.

14
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:36:42pm

re: #13 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

They’d probably say libruls poisoned him with polonium.

#clintondeathcount

15
MsJ  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:36:49pm

re: #12 retired cynic

The conspiracy theories would never end.

So? 😁😂

16
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:38:03pm

re: #14 Eclectic Cyborg

#clintondeathcount

ZOMG HILLARY IS MARRIED TO BILL WHO IS A FORMER PRESIDENT WHO WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO POLONIUM WHICH WAS USED TO SLAY THE GOD-EMPEROR!!!! WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!1!1111ty

17
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:38:05pm

The Chair and Vice-chair of the Alabama Democratic party have just been kicked off the DNC. Good thing we don’t have a Democratic senator up for re-election or anything.

18
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:38:49pm

re: #17 Decatur Deb

What the hell is all that about?

19
retired cynic  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:38:58pm

re: #17 Decatur Deb

Wha’ happened?

20
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:39:07pm

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

What the hell is all that about?

Purity unicorns, if I had to guess.

21
teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:41:42pm

This is in the liner notes of the Talking Heads album “Stop Making Sense”:

People will remember you if you wear the same clothes.

22
retired cynic  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:42:30pm

re: #21 teleskiguy

This is in the liner notes of the Talking Heads album “Stop Making Sense”:

For how long without washing? Is that it?

23
Dread Pirate  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:43:26pm
24
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:43:45pm

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

re: #19 retired cynic

re: #20 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Essentially an inter-generational dispute over diversity. It’s complex, but in essence the protections for diversity were not extended to gay, trans, Latino as the DNC repeatedly required. The incumbents are expected to spend the last dime the state party can borrow on litigating it.

Doug Jones is on his own.

25
retired cynic  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:44:40pm

re: #24 Decatur Deb

Ratz

26
teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:44:56pm

re: #21 teleskiguy

This is in the liner notes of the Talking Heads album “Stop Making Sense”:

Another favorite:

Cats like houses better than people.

27
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:51:18pm

re: #25 retired cynic

Ratz

It means we get no more funding from the DNC. Alabama party is beyond penniless.

al.com

28
MsJ  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:51:33pm

Trump fired off on Twitter, declaring American companies “are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.” He later clarified that he was threatening to make use of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act in the trade war, raising questions about the wisdom and propriety of making the 1977 act used to target rogue regimes, terrorists and drug traffickers the newest weapon in the clash between the world’s largest economies.

It would mark the latest grasp of authority by Trump, who has claimed widespread powers not sought by his predecessors despite his own past criticism of their use of executive powers.

The act gives presidents wide berth in regulating international commerce during times of declared national emergencies. Trump threatened to use those powers earlier this year to place tariffs on imports from Mexico in a bid to force the U.S. neighbor to do more to address illegal crossings at their shared border.

It was not immediately clear how Trump could use the act to force American businesses to move their manufacturing out of China and to the U.S, and Trump’s threat appeared premature — as he has not declared an emergency with respect to China.

Even without the emergency threat, Trump’s retaliatory action Friday — further raising tariffs on Chinese exports to the U.S. — had already sparked widespread outrage from the business community.

“It’s impossible for businesses to plan for the future in this type of environment,” David French, senior vice president for government relations at the National Retail Federation, said in a statement.

The Consumer Technology Association called the escalating tariffs “the worst economic mistake since the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 — a decision that catapulted our country into the Great Depression.”

29
teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:54:47pm
30
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:57:13pm

JFC he is really freaking insane.

31
Mike Lamb  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:58:58pm

re: #30 The Pie Overlord!

JFC he is really freaking insane.

[Embedded content]

Uh, smiling? There was none of that.

32
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 24, 2019 • 6:59:51pm

He did NOT smile!

He was serious! Even after retweeting that insane fart Wayne Alan Root!

33
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:03:19pm

re: #31 Mike Lamb

Uh, smiling? There was none of that.

He never smiles. The closest thing to a “smile” is when he pulls that Stan Laurel face. The rest of the time he is scowling (his “manly man” face) or he’s doing that weird thing where he makes a perfect circle with his lips, like he’s a South Park character. (South Park thinks he is too crazy to be accurately portrayed on their show)

34
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:05:03pm

re: #33 The Pie Overlord!

35
jaunte  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:05:21pm
36
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:07:20pm

re: #34 Eclectic Cyborg

[Embedded content]

Yeah, that’s it. The Stan Laurel “Long Chin”

37
Charles Johnson  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:14:32pm
38
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:16:31pm

re: #37 Charles Johnson

Here’s the video. Trump wasn’t smiling and nobody was laughing

Distinct chuckling was heard near The Kremlin.

39
MsJ  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:29:52pm

I love this video. They got the moves!

40
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:33:56pm

re: #39 MsJ

I love this video. They got the moves!

[Embedded content]

Our 4th kid’s pediatrician was a Sikh. A couple months in, Wife asked him if the color of that day’s turban had any special significance.

“It goes really well with this tie.”

41
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:41:13pm

Didn’t Disney already do a “101 Dalmations” remake? With Glen Close and Jeff Daniels?

42
Dave In Austin  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:41:56pm

re: #40 Decatur Deb

I’ve worked with several Sikhs. Like most Indian transplants, great folks. Lunch was always interesting. Especially his comments about the American diet…..

43
jaunte  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:45:35pm

“…In 1905, Sigmund Freud published a book called “Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconsciousness” making the point that jokes are often a way to vent distasteful desires, either lustful or aggressive, in a socially approved fashion. Humor scholars (yes, they exist) have dubbed this “relief theory.”

44
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:49:47pm

re: #42 Dave In Austin

I’ve worked with several Sikhs. Like most Indian transplants, great folks. Lunch was always interesting. Especially his comments about the American diet…..

Only know their military reputation. It is said they don’t give ground easily.

45
Rightwingconspirator  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:53:02pm

Evening Light is the Best light


obs.astro.ucla.edu
46
retired cynic  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:54:01pm

re: #45 Rightwingconspirator

Gorgeous!

Is that another way of saying we see more clearly as we get older?

47
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 7:57:45pm

re: #46 retired cynic

Gorgeous!

Is that another way of saying we see more clearly as we get older?

Yes, but too late.

48
retired cynic  Aug 24, 2019 • 8:01:47pm

re: #47 Decatur Deb

Yes, but too late.

Wise man.

49
Belafon  Aug 24, 2019 • 8:04:04pm

From balloon-juice.com

50
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 8:05:33pm

re: #48 retired cynic

Wise man.

Maybe we shall cleave a road, or make such an end as will be worth a song.

51
sagehen  Aug 24, 2019 • 8:28:56pm

re: #21 teleskiguy

This is in the liner notes of the Talking Heads album “Stop Making Sense”:

It worked for Steve Jobs. And Mark Zuckerman.

52
sagehen  Aug 24, 2019 • 8:41:07pm

re: #39 MsJ

I love this video. They got the moves!

[Embedded content]

This is probably a good place to replay Lin-Manuel & bridal party’s song & dance for his wedding reception…

To Life: Vanessa’s Wedding Surprise

53
Dave In Austin  Aug 24, 2019 • 8:47:43pm
54
Belafon  Aug 24, 2019 • 8:52:54pm
55
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:01:36pm

re: #54 Belafon

Empowerment is a port wine colored claymore in your pocket. “This Side Towards Liberals.”

56
Belafon  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:04:26pm
57
sagehen  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:04:49pm

Call me old-fashioned, but I always found the best way to “feel safe” running in unsafe places… was to bring a German Shepherd with me. He needs the exercise too.

58
teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:06:59pm

re: #51 sagehen

It worked for Steve Jobs. And Mark Zuckerman Zuckerberg.

FTFY. 😐

59
teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:08:53pm

Mark Zuckerberg is worth almost 75 billion dollars.

I don’t know about you, but that’s too much fucking money for one person to have.

60
Belafon  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:09:55pm

And if you’re into Justin Trudeau:

61
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:10:22pm

re: #59 teleskiguy

Mark Zuckerberg is worth almost 75 billion dollars.

I don’t know about you, but that’s too much fucking money for one person to have.

No biggie if he spends it all on blackjack, blow, and hookers.

62
teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:15:11pm

re: #61 Decatur Deb

No biggie if he spends it all on blackjack, blow, and hookers.

I’d rather he give it all away. Didn’t Andrew Carnegie try to do that? Bill Gates has his “Gates Pledge.”

Wealth like that, you could give away over 99% of it and your children and their children on and on could live *very* comfortably.

Extreme wealth like that, I say, is immoral.

63
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:16:52pm

re: #62 teleskiguy

I’d rather he give it all away. Didn’t Andrew Carnegie try to do that? Bill Gates has his “Gates Pledge.”

Wealth like that, you could give away over 99% of it and your children and their children on and on could live *very* comfortably.

Extreme wealth like that, I say, is immoral.

Blackjack, blow, hookers=”giving it all away”. No means test.

64
teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:17:34pm

re: #63 Decatur Deb

Blackjack, blow, hookers=”giving it all away”. No means test.

Fair enough!

I was thinking libraries and concert halls. But your point stands.

65
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:24:11pm

Valpolicella is my favorite valley.

Bob Marley - Red Red Wine

66
DodgerFan1988  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:48:03pm
67
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 24, 2019 • 9:51:46pm

re: #37 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

It seemed to me that Trump sounded coherent in that video — he was making a consistent point that he wants to bring down China, and of course, his actions will also bring down the entire world economy, including our own. It wouldn’t be surprising if he were regurgitating Putin talking points. Putin can gain the power he wants only by destroying his competition.

Russia is a nation rich in natural resources and human intellect but through much of its history, especially the past 150 years, it has been cursed by dreadful government institutions, terrible economic policies, incompetent business organizations, and a totally corrupt social structure.

68
goddamnedfrank  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:08:56pm
69
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:14:04pm

re: #68 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]
Jason McGlothlen
@goddamnedfrank
Fans booing a player because he retired rather than get CTE says everything I need to know about the NFL.

3
11:44 PM - Aug 24, 2019

Doesn’t it really say everything you need to know about the fans, not the league?

70
William Lewis  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:17:29pm

re: #68 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

I shifted over my sportsball to Arsenal FC sometime ago because of what the modern NFL is. EPL has its own flaws but its easier to pretend while watching the Beautiful Game.

71
Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:19:14pm

So, what are the odds that Trump will leave the G7 summit early? And by that, I mean he’ll have a temper tantrum over some perceived slight or that he’s being “disrespected”?

I’d say there’s a good chance.

72
austin_blue  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:22:35pm

re: #67 Hecuba’s daughter

It seemed to me that Trump sounded coherent in that video — he was making a consistent point that he wants to bring down China, and of course, his actions will also bring down the entire world economy, including our own. It wouldn’t be surprising if he were regurgitating Putin talking points. Putin can gain the power he wants only by destroying his competition.

Russia is a nation rich in natural resources and human intellect but through much of its history, especially the past 150 years, it has been cursed by dreadful government institutions, terrible economic policies, incompetent business organizations, and a totally corrupt social structure.

Russia has a GDP the size of Texas’s.

73
BigPapa  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:27:01pm

I’m not saying it’s right but I understand

74
austin_blue  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:28:34pm

re: #70 William Lewis

I shifted over my sportsball to Arsenal FC sometime ago because of what the modern NFL is. EPL has its own flaws but its easier to pretend while watching the Beautiful Game.

I have always followed Chelsea, but despite getting Christian Pulisic (American!) from Dortmund this summer, they are looking shaky at the start of this season. I have taken a shine to Liverpool the lasts couple of years. I love their aggressive, attacking style.

And I have always loathed the Gooners.

75
Dread Pirate  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:36:58pm
76
Targetpractice  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:44:27pm

re: #66 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

I’ve noticed it’s so often Republicans who, when the subject of the EC being abolished comes up, immediately starts hollering “REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY!” and whining about how if it went to the popular vote that presidential candidates would just avoid rural voters…which they already do, but let’s not let facts get in the way.

77
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:46:28pm

re: #72 austin_blue

Russia has a GDP the size of Texas’s.

Putin’s goal is to undermine all facets of the US. Russia has free access to our election systems, and through its asset in the WH, it has made us a laughing stock throughout the world. Trump is doing his best to destroy our economy, use his Justice department to wreck our social fabric through reversing every accomplishment under Obama, and turn us into a banana republic. We are imploding under his administration. Let’s see if we can survive until November 2020 and dispose of this administration then. If we succeed, maybe we can recover.

78
danarchy  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:47:20pm

re: #68 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

On the other side, it is kind of a dick move to retire a week before the regular season starts instead of like say the beginning of the off season where the team might have some time to prepare and maybe try to pick someone up in free agency.

79
gwangung  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:49:19pm

re: #78 danarchy

On the other side, it is kind of a dick move to retire a week before the regular season starts instead of like say the beginning of the off season where the team might have some time to prepare and maybe try to pick someone up in free agency.

On the gripping hand, his first loyalty is to himself, not the team.

And NFL teams are not known for their loyalty to their players…even their white, skill position players.

80
Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:50:19pm

Keep your fingers crossed everyone.

Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party (PD) said talks Friday with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement on forming a workable coalition government had been “positive”.
The country’s president Sergio Mattarella on Thursday gave the parties four days to reach an accord following the collapse of Italy’s dysfunctional populist alliance this week.

The Five Star Movement (M5S), which had been governing Italy with Matteo Salvini’s far-right League party, has indicated it may be open to an alliance with the left instead — previously almost unthinkable after years of vicious arguments.

Salvini pulled the plug on the coalition earlier this month and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday.

The discussions between PD and the Movement (M5S) had found “ample agreement on social and environmental issues”, negotiator Graziano Delrio from the Democratic Party said after two hours of talks.

thelocal.it

This move would stymie Salivini’s push for a snap election. I hope they can do this - right now, Salvini and his quasi-Fascist Lega Party are riding high in the polls, so if PD and M5S can agree on a coalition government, it would leave Salvini out…..and presumably, fuming in impotent rage.

81
austin_blue  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:55:50pm

re: #75 Dread Pirate

[Embedded content]

Nice. Looks like a four-tube short-range ballistic missile truck. Seems the Norks are getting sparky. Good thing Mango Metamusellini has such a great relationship with him.

It is almost like Dubya staring into Putin’s eyes and being able to see his sweet, kindhearted soul.

R’s seem to have a blind spot when it comes to people who hate us with a pure, burning enmity.

Oh, and we stopped a 19-day run of 100 degree or plus in a row today. We only hit 99. Late this afternoon we got some rain. Five miles north of us, 1.3”. Here in South Austin, .2”. Weather, go figure.

82
Targetpractice  Aug 24, 2019 • 10:58:11pm

re: #71 Dr Lizardo

So, what are the odds that Trump will leave the G7 summit early? And by that, I mean he’ll have a temper tantrum over some perceived slight or that he’s being “disrespected”?

I’d say there’s a good chance.

His staff supposedly strong-armed a Sunday session about “the global economy” so Donny had an opportunity to boast about how awesome “his” economy is, so don’t look for him to leave any earlier than that.

83
austin_blue  Aug 24, 2019 • 11:08:41pm

re: #77 Hecuba’s daughter

Putin’s goal is to undermine all facets of the US. Russia has free access to our election systems, and through its asset in the WH, it has made us a laughing stock throughout the world. Trump is doing his best to destroy our economy, use his Justice department to wreck our social fabric through reversing every accomplishment under Obama, and turn us into a banana republic. We are imploding under his administration. Let’s see if we can survive until November 2020 and dispose of this administration then. If we succeed, maybe we can recover.

I think Putin has a loftier goal. Helping the Tangelo Spunktrumpet get elected had to surprise him, and now he has set his sites not on just the US, but the EU and NATO. Russia’s GDP is around $1.5 trillion. The EU and the US, combined, is around $40.

Destabilizing the West and returning the Rodinya to its past glory is what he wants, and he has found a large group of useful idiots to help him. He’s a fucking KGB operative, for dog’s sake. Of course he is going to pull whatever levers he can get his hands on.

84
goddamnedfrank  Aug 24, 2019 • 11:30:06pm

re: #78 danarchy

On the other side, it is kind of a dick move to retire a week before the regular season starts instead of like say the beginning of the off season where the team might have some time to prepare and maybe try to pick someone up in free agency.

It’s not a dick move. He came to the realization that his head wasn’t in the game and it’s straight up fucking lethal to play at that level in that condition.

The entire goddamned sport is, at best, irresponsible by design, and exists on the knife edge of sanity. Dude made the right choice and is getting shit on for it.

85
Dread Pirate  Aug 24, 2019 • 11:31:36pm
86
austin_blue  Aug 24, 2019 • 11:31:46pm

Night all, sweet dreams. It’s 7 AM in France, so shit-tweeting could begin at any time. I expect the euro-lizards to keep us posted. I’m for the rack.

87
Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2019 • 11:36:31pm

re: #83 austin_blue

I think Putin has a loftier goal. Helping the Tangelo Spunktrumpet get elected had to surprise him, and now he has set his sites not on just the US, but the EU and NATO. Russia’s GDP is around $1.5 trillion. The EU and the US, combined, is around $40.

Destabilizing the West and returning the Rodinya to its past glory is what he wants, and he has found a large group of useful idiots to help him. He’s a fucking KGB operative, for dog’s sake. Of course he is going to pull whatever levers he can get his hands on.

It’s one of the reasons I’m certainly hoping the Italians can forestall a snap election; Salvini is most assuredly a Putin stooge.

88
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 24, 2019 • 11:50:43pm

re: #83 austin_blue

I think Putin has a loftier goal. Helping the Tangelo Spunktrumpet get elected had to surprise him, and now he has set his sites not on just the US, but the EU and NATO. Russia’s GDP is around $1.5 trillion. The EU and the US, combined, is around $40.

Destabilizing the West and returning the Rodinya to its past glory is what he wants, and he has found a large group of useful idiots to help him. He’s a fucking KGB operative, for dog’s sake. Of course he is going to pull whatever levers he can get his hands on.

Russia’s GDP may only be about 8% of ours; but that doesn’t mean that, thanks to their assets in the WH and sprinkled throughout the GOP, that they are unable to topple us and drive us to irrelevance on the world stage. After all, David did slay Goliath.

Our nation is rotting from within — our long-time social divisions exacerbated by maniacal leadership and predatory oligarchs with goals of personal enrichment at the sacrifice of our environment. The government has officially abandoned all the laudatory goals that we espoused (though seldom practiced) throughout our history — and it is aided by tens of millions of our fellow citizens who continue to support this evil, with unrestrained enthusiasm.

I think I’m in a particularly bad mood because of a FB exchange — primarily between two other parties. One detests Trump but will be voting 3rd party because he cannot support the economic policies of the Democratic party — it’s unfettered capitalism that he endorses; the other pretends to dislike Trump’s personal behavior — but loves everything he is doing across the board and is looking forward to another 4 years. Both seem ok with the unfettered evil that has been unleashed — at least ok enough not to take actions to stop it.

89
BigPapa  Aug 24, 2019 • 11:56:48pm
90
dirkdigglerjr  Aug 25, 2019 • 1:00:39am

re: #84 goddamnedfrank

Luck’s retirement might be legit, but also keep this in mind. His dad, Oliver, is the commissioner of Vince McMahon’s XFL - the spring league that will return in 2020 after failing a few years back.

91
Dave In Austin  Aug 25, 2019 • 1:22:43am

Howling to follow…..

92
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 25, 2019 • 3:11:28am
93
boredtechindenver  Aug 25, 2019 • 3:50:56am

re: #74 austin_blue

I have always followed Chelsea, but despite getting Christian Pulisic (American!) from Dortmund this summer, they are looking shaky at the start of this season. I have taken a shine to Liverpool the lasts couple of years. I love their aggressive, attacking style.

And I have always loathed the Gooners.

I wore my away shirt to work yesterday, even though the team wore the third jersey for the game. I woke up early to watch CP even though I figured they were going to lose to Man U. CP gets their first win over Man U in the PL and first win against since 1991.

I just watched a replay of the highlights and it was just as sweet the second time.

94
William Lewis  Aug 25, 2019 • 4:00:53am

re: #93 boredtechindenver

I wore my away shirt to work yesterday, even though the team wore the third jersey for the game. I woke up early to watch CP even though I figured they were going to lose to Man U. CP gets their first win over Man U in the PL and first win against since 1991.

I just watched a replay of the highlights and it was just as sweet the second time.

Alas, the game with Liverpool was not as pleasant for me.

95
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 25, 2019 • 4:06:28am

re: #83 austin_blue

I think Putin has a loftier goal. Helping the Tangelo Spunktrumpet get elected had to surprise him, and now he has set his sites not on just the US, but the EU and NATO. Russia’s GDP is around $1.5 trillion. The EU and the US, combined, is around $40.

Destabilizing the West and returning the Rodinya to its past glory is what he wants, and he has found a large group of useful idiots to help him. He’s a fucking KGB operative, for dog’s sake. Of course he is going to pull whatever levers he can get his hands on.

I grow wary of any attempt to frame Putin in Cold War terms, that was a worldwide rivalry between two competing social/economic systems.

Putin’s goals are to re-establish Russia as the leader of a revitalized Russian Empire, including most of the old USSR, but not to impose any ideology beyond that.

Still, the old Russian Empire included the Baltic states, parts of Poland, and Finland…

I would like to note that the usage of the Oxford comma there to distinguish between all of Finland and parts of it.

96
Ming5000  Aug 25, 2019 • 4:24:44am

CNN is really irritating sometimes. Look at the panel guests.
Santorum fresh from his Russia vacation.
Kudlow… hopefully sober.

97
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 25, 2019 • 4:30:41am

re: #62 teleskiguy

Extreme wealth like that, I say, is immoral.

I see no difference between hoarding money and hoarding cats. Or dogs. Or old newspapers. I used to think less unfavorably of the idle mega-rich, no longer; they’re parasitic and venal shits.

98
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 25, 2019 • 4:32:32am

re: #69 Hecuba’s daughter

Doesn’t it really say everything you need to know about the fans, not the league?

Rome must have its gladiators and blood-sports.

99
Barefoot Grin  Aug 25, 2019 • 4:35:32am

re: #94 William Lewis

Alas, the game with Liverpool was not as pleasant for me.

I came to soccer really as an adult and have become an Arsenal fan mainly through my son’s fandom. But my wife loved Steven Gerrard, so I also found myself watching Liverpool a lot a few years ago when Brendan Rogers was coach. I wanted Arsenal to win, but wasn’t sad to see Liverpool win it. I think being an Arsenal fan comes with enough torture that one never has to feel guilty for getting on the bandwagon. Now Man City….

100
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 25, 2019 • 4:42:03am

re: #97 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I see no difference between hoarding money and hoarding cats. Or dogs. Or old newspapers. I used to think less unfavorably of the idle mega-rich, no longer; they’re parasitic and venal shits.

At a certain point, Capital can no longer be regarded as equivalent to private property.

True Free Marketeers might freak out over that, but remember that is the basis behind the legislation that allows for limited liability corporations: they make a clear distinction between private assets and corporate capital and limit liability to the extent of corporate assets and not private ones, no matter whether this private property was earned from a limited-liability corporation.

And when a company is Too Big to Fail, then it is too big to be unregulated. When we remove moral risk from financial and business calculations, we are opening the door for all sorts of irresponsible damage to the economy.

101
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 25, 2019 • 4:44:10am

Huckleberry is being crucified in the comments.

102
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 25, 2019 • 4:45:18am

re: #101 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The hateful comments of the left abt the death of David Koch leaves me in shock. My only thought is to say to those vicious ppl is “Get thee behind me Satan!” I truly don’t understand that level of sheer evil towards others.

Sums up my attitude towards both Huckabee and Koch

103
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 4:59:23am

re: #101 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Huckleberry is being crucified in the comments.

[Embedded content]

Asshole forgets how gleeful many of his fellow cons were when Justice Ginsburg was said to be really sick. I’m not happy David Koch is dead but I won’t miss his money poisoning discourse through the Tea Party.

105
b.d.  Aug 25, 2019 • 5:28:10am

re: #101 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Huckleberry is being crucified in the comments.

[Embedded content]

lol

106
jeffreyw  Aug 25, 2019 • 5:41:55am

Good morning!

107
Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 25, 2019 • 5:51:04am

re: #43 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Trump’s “jokes” are not a psychiatric exercise. They are merely part of his con game. They are not jokes, they are in fact statements meant to test the reactions of his marks. If he decides the mark’s reaction is positive, he moves forward with the con job.

And that is all there is to it.

108
Chrysicat  Aug 25, 2019 • 5:53:21am
109
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:03:59am

110
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:04:31am

re: #54 Belafon

“Somebody like me has a place in this industry, whereas otherwise we might be locked out of it.”

I assume that she is not talking about people who are larger than a size 8. They can stay locked out of the industry.

111
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:05:23am

112
steve_davis  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:06:07am

re: #33 The Pie Overlord!

He never smiles. The closest thing to a “smile” is when he pulls that Stan Laurel face. The rest of the time he is scowling (his “manly man” face) or he’s doing that weird thing where he makes a perfect circle with his lips, like he’s a South Park character. (South Park thinks he is too crazy to be accurately portrayed on their show)

I’m waiting for their second movie, where Donald can be in hell with Saddam, taking turns getting ***** by Satan.

113
b.d.  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:06:34am

Glad to see this finally get talked about

I bet there will be a lot of high road bs thrown out there though about language rather than the central issue

114
ericblair  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:06:37am

re: #103 HappyWarrior

Asshole forgets how gleeful many of his fellow cons were when Justice Ginsburg was said to be really sick. I’m not happy David Koch is dead but I won’t miss his money poisoning discourse through the Tea Party.

I’m happy he’s dead. He took unimaginable privilege and used it to make the world a much worse place for his own greed.

And it seems to really bother the wingnut masters that they won’t be worshipped and wept over when they keel over, so I heartily encourage everyone to publicly pop the bubbly every time any one of these assholes pops his clogs.

115
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:13:26am

re: #114 ericblair

the problem with having standards: people without them still judge you

116
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:20:54am

epic troll
“when i dont feel like being fake”

117
Barefoot Grin  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:34:54am

re: #101 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Huckleberry is being crucified in the comments.

[Embedded content]

“Get thee behind me Satan!”

Satan: “nobody wants to be down-wind of a Huckabee.”

118
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:35:10am
119
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:35:15am

re: #114 ericblair

I’m happy he’s dead. He took unimaginable privilege and used it to make the world a much worse place for his own greed.

And it seems to really bother the wingnut masters that they won’t be worshipped and wept over when they keel over, so I heartily encourage everyone to publicly pop the bubbly every time any one of these assholes pops his clogs.

I get that.

120
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:35:44am

re: #118 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

Marine science is fascinating isn’t it?

121
steve_davis  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:39:18am

re: #67 Hecuba’s daughter

It seemed to me that Trump sounded coherent in that video — he was making a consistent point that he wants to bring down China, and of course, his actions will also bring down the entire world economy, including our own. It wouldn’t be surprising if he were regurgitating Putin talking points. Putin can gain the power he wants only by destroying his competition.

Russia is a nation rich in natural resources and human intellect but through much of its history, especially the past 150 years, it has been cursed by dreadful government institutions, terrible economic policies, incompetent business organizations, and a totally corrupt social structure.

re: #95 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I grow wary of any attempt to frame Putin in Cold War terms, that was a worldwide rivalry between two competing social/economic systems.

Putin’s goals are to re-establish Russia as the leader of a revitalized Russian Empire, including most of the old USSR, but not to impose any ideology beyond that.

Still, the old Russian Empire included the Baltic states, parts of Poland, and Finland…

I would like to note that the usage of the Oxford comma there to distinguish between all of Finland and parts of it.

you don’t want the oxford comma there, if you are attempting to express “parts of Finland.” As written, the comma suggests he will annex parts of Poland, and the country Finland. What you want to say is “parts of both Poland and Finland.”

Don’t worry, I do this for the Washington Post as well through twitter and email, because apparently paying me decent five figures to copy-edit for their piss-poor journalists is too much of a burden for payroll.

122
Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:43:53am

re: #69 Hecuba’s daughter

Doesn’t it really say everything you need to know about the fans, not the league?

I’ve also seen for the most part NFL fans moan about the high salaries players command and say nothing about the huge profits certain team owners make. It goes along with the whole mogul worship currently in fashion these days.

123
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:44:17am
124
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:45:21am

re: #122 Rocky-in-Connecticut

I’ve also seen for the most part NFL fans moan about the high salaries players command and say nothing about the huge profits certain team owners make. It goes along with the whole mogul worship currently in fashion these days.

There’s definitely a racial component to that unfortunately.

125
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:46:39am

re: #123 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

British wingnuts are just as assholes as ours.

126
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 25, 2019 • 6:52:59am
127
Chrysicat  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:03:30am

re: #121 steve_davis

No, Wendell was right the first time. Only parts of present-day Poland were Russian in 1905, but all of Finland had been, ever since Sweden lost it in war with Russia.

128
Chrysicat  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:11:45am

re: #125 HappyWarrior

British wingnuts are just as assholes as ours.

Not surprising, since most of the ones being the assholes are almost literally the same genetic stock.

Both countries embraced Social Darwinism; any that grabbed hold any harder than they did had the Darwinist beaten out of them by the Soviets during WWII.

And both were homes to the “Protestant Work Ethic”, which has seamlessly turned into the “Prosperity Gospel” in both. “I don’t care how ill or disabled you are, you’re poor because God is punishing you for your previous poor choices, and if you’d just learn to bloom where He planted you instead of trying to replant yourself where you don’t belong, you’d be at least middle class! You shouldn’t be eating anything that takes less than an hour and a half to cook either—that’s why you’re fat and it contributes to why you’re too sick to work an honest 65-hour week!”

129
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:12:48am
130
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:17:35am

re: #129 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

Remember when Trump was supposed to be a “different kind of Republican.”

131
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:17:54am

re: #128 Chrysicat

Not surprising, since most of the ones being the assholes are almost literally the same genetic stock.

Both countries embraced Social Darwinism; any that grabbed hold any harder than they did had the Darwinist beaten out of them by the Soviets during WWII.

And both were homes to the “Protestant Work Ethic”, which has seamlessly turned into the “Prosperity Gospel” in both. “I don’t care how ill or disabled you are, you’re poor because God is punishing you for your previous poor choices, and if you’d just learn to bloom where He planted you instead of trying to replant yourself where you don’t belong, you’d be at least middle class! You shouldn’t be eating anything that takes less than an hour and a half to cook either—that’s why you’re fat and it contributes to why you’re too sick to work an honest 65-hour week!”

Absolutely.

132
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:17:59am

re: #123 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Had a Chinese this evening. Chicken £2.35. Fresh egg noodles on clearance 24p. All natural ingredients sauce 75p. Stir fry veg on clearance 55p. 7 mins. Total £3.89. Enough for 4 = 97p each. Don’t tell me we have food poverty in this country. It’s just idleness.

would be interesting to see how much of that food is subsidized and to what extent (currently from the EU)

133
Patricia Kayden  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:18:56am

re: #116 DangerMan

And she’s a pretty blonde like he likes his women. 😂

134
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:19:39am

re: #61 Decatur Deb

No biggie if he spends it all on blackjack, blow, and hookers.

At least that gets it back in the economy /s

135
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:21:48am

re: #123 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Not to be a foodie-snob, ok, giant food-snob ; that pan of food is extremely unappetizing.

136
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:22:16am

re: #71 Dr Lizardo

So, what are the odds that Trump will leave the G7 summit early? And by that, I mean he’ll have a temper tantrum over some perceived slight or that he’s being “disrespected”?

I’d say there’s a good chance.

We don’t want him back
Can he be detained at the border?

137
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:24:19am

re: #76 Targetpractice

I’ve noticed it’s so often Republicans who, when the subject of the EC being abolished comes up, immediately starts hollering “REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY!” and whining about how if it went to the popular vote that presidential candidates would just avoid rural voters…which they already do, but let’s not let facts get in the way.

But we should boot out a duly elected Minnesota rep

It’s whatever argument works best for us at the time

138
Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:30:34am

re: #136 DangerMan

We don’t want him back
Can he be detained at the border?

LOL

139
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:31:12am

re: #107 Rocky-in-Connecticut

Trump’s “jokes” are not a psychiatric exercise. They are merely part of his con game. They are not jokes, they are in fact statements meant to test the reactions of his marks. If he decides the mark’s reaction is positive, he moves forward with the con job.

And that is all there is to it.

+ A whole bunch

140
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:33:58am

re: #107 Rocky-in-Connecticut

Trump’s “jokes” are not a psychiatric exercise. They are merely part of his con game. They are not jokes, they are in fact statements meant to test the reactions of his marks. If he decides the mark’s reaction is positive, he moves forward with the con job.

And that is all there is to it.

I would agree, but only in the sense that he’s found a way to convert his uncontrollable impulses into a con. He’s unable to do otherwise, and that makes it fundamental to his psychology.

141
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:34:36am

There will be no “pivot” to being presidential.

142
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:42:04am

re: #108 Chrysicat

Presented without comment because the one I’d like to make might put me in t-jail.

a mini comment about internet rabbit (er, sheep) holes

- you post this to make a point and also avoid the twitter-hammer
- i go there to see what it’s about
- i dip into the comments
- i read about a ruptured water pipe in a barn - yup, been there done that twice
- keep reading about the aggressiveness of sheep

- and wind up watching videos of swimming sheep, because of course they can

it’s not often i get to 8am without being reminded trump is an idiot and an ass
today is no exception

the sheep redeemed it ;-)

carry on one and all

143
Belafon  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:43:34am

re: #91 Dave In Austin

Howling to follow…..

[Embedded content]

Is there a link to the release? It sounds like old news.

144
Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:43:37am

Erick son of Erick getting ratioed over a Molly Jong-Fast tweet:

145
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:43:56am

re: #110 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

“Somebody like me has a place in this industry, whereas otherwise we might be locked out of it.”

I assume that she is not talking about people who are larger than a size 8. They can stay locked out of the industry.

Which industry? Guns or pants?

146
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:44:19am

re: #140 jaunte

I would agree, but only in the sense that he’s found a way to convert his uncontrollable impulses into a con. He’s unable to do otherwise, and that makes it fundamental to his psychology.

Unless he is examined thoroughly by a reputable shrink, I am unwilling to accept any armchair diagnoses about his pathology or his dementia. I think it’s just as possible that he is a con man who is not having fun because in this role as “President”, he is expected to do real work, a task for which he is totally unsuited. He knows nothing of history, economics, or business — his skill is in entertaining and in separating the marks from their assets. His meandering rants happen because he is at a loss to respond to any questions that don’t directly apply to his limited repertoire, and as “President”, he is expected to comment on a whole range of subjects that do not interest him. He’s like a drowning man who pulls any rescuers down with him — we are all going down.

147
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:44:49am

re: #113 b.d.

Glad to see this finally get talked about

[Embedded content]

I bet there will be a lot of high road bs thrown out there though about language rather than the central issue

Anything to normalize every effing thing he does

148
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:46:24am

re: #144 Eric The Fruit Bat

Erick son of Erick getting ratioed over a Molly Jong-Fast tweet:

[Embedded content]

Yeah how dare people point out that Koch gave tons of money to right wing kooks. Y’all can’t stfu about Soros but Molly tells where Koch put his money and you freak out.

149
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:47:44am

re: #141 jaunte

There will be no “pivot” to being presidential.

trump has unfortunately redefined the term “presidential”

150
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:51:02am
151
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:51:56am

re: #150 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Then he’s declaring war on the American consumer.

152
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:52:20am

He’s a fucking megalomaniac.

153
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:54:18am

I’m sure Trump will be thrilled when the markets shit the bed again tomorrow.

154
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:55:25am

re: #135 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Not to be a foodie-snob, ok, giant food-snob ; that pan of food is extremely unappetizing.

Hey I skipped lunch today
Wonder if I could do that for every meal for a year?
time spent prep and eating could be so much more productive elsewhere
Eating is just idleness

155
GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:57:27am

re: #150 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Why not just make them $INFINITY? Then we’d all be so rich!!!!!

156
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 7:57:41am
157
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:00:11am

re: #150 jaunte

this is doubly stupid:
- first for the obvious stupidity
- second because if it were true he could ‘fix it’ by raising the tariffs tomorrow. No, actually today.

158
Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:04:20am

re: #153 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m sure Trump will be thrilled when the markets shit the bed again tomorrow.

He’ll blame it on Fed Chairman Powell, Xi Jinping, the media, the Squad and some obscure Congressman that no one’s ever heard of.

159
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:04:45am

re: #140 jaunte

im concerned about something else here

- the problem with an eventual diagnosis of dementia or whatever is that it will become an excuse / explanation for everything
- it will elevate trump to a sort of reagan (hell, he’s already the second coming, reagan’s just a saint)

it explains the idiocy - and so they can elect someone like him again, without the worry

similarly, without an actual ‘diagnosis’
- we ‘survive’ trump is also an excuse to vote another one
- “see, how bad can it be; we’re all still here”
- sure there’s lots of damage, but that’s a point of view that lots on the right wouldnt agree with
- then they’ll go “but see, the system survived. so no reason why we cant do it again”

160
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:04:48am

re: #157 DangerMan

The Trumpmind:
- Higher tariffs are “stronger”
- No regrets, except for not being “stronger”

161
Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:06:13am

So, watching CGTN and their correspondent reporting from the G7 meeting in Biarritz said no one has any clue as to what Trump thinks he’s accomplishing with the ongoing trade war with China.

Oh, and the Iranians just landed in Biarritz for an impromptu meeting with the French.

162
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:08:05am

re: #152 jaunte

He’s a fucking megalomaniac.

Gives him too much credit
He’s throwing darts
And his eyes are closed
And he’s not a trained experience circus act (not that kind)

163
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:12:08am

re: #150 jaunte

[Embedded content]

164
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:12:48am

re: #163 Backwoods_Sleuth

“We’re too afraid to clean up anything.”

165
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:13:13am
166
Barefoot Grin  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:13:41am

Bullies always push and push and when there’s finally a backlash they say “it was just a joke; can’t you take a joke?”

167
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:19:00am

re: #166 Barefoot Grin

Bullies always push and push and when there’s finally a backlash they say “it was just a joke; can’t you take a joke?”

Yep. This is pretty typical bully behavior.

168
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:21:51am

re: #164 jaunte

“We’re too afraid to clean up anything.”

I ain’t touching that
Not even with gloves

169
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:23:42am

Joe Walsh announces he’ll primary trump

surge in the music charts imminent and likely higher than his polling

170
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:25:46am

re: #169 DangerMan

Joe Walsh announces he’ll primary trump

surge in the music charts imminent and likely higher than his polling

He says he’s going to challenge Trump from the right. That will be interesting. Anyhow, the person to challenge Trump is Kasich if we want a hobbled Trump/GOP imo. Walsh and Weld though will crack his armor some but I think Kasich could actually wound him.

171
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:28:47am
172
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:30:59am

Lre: #171 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

I don’t but I hope he can make Trump focus his tweets on him.

173
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:31:27am

I figured out why Trump doesn’t like the G7 leaders: They’re not narcissistic fucks that talk about how
great they are all the time.

174
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:31:46am

Fuck Joe Walsh but let him from a right wing POV tell Trump off. That will be entertaining enough.

175
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:33:10am

7 things the US government says you should never do after a nuclear explosion, from using conditioner to hiding in your car.

Remember: shampoo good, conditioner bad, if you’ve been exposed to fallout. No worry, though. Before long you probably won’t have any hair.

176
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:33:13am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

I figured out why Trump doesn’t like the G7 leaders: They’re not narcissistic fucks that talk about how
great they are all the time.

He prefers autocrats since they share values. Trump isn’t a democrat or a republican, he’s an autocrat at his core.

177
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:34:02am

re: #172 HappyWarrior

L

I don’t but I hope he can make Trump focus his tweets on him.

This
Let em fight amongst themselves

178
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:34:42am

re: #177 DangerMan

This
Let em fight amongst themselves

Where’s the let them fight gif.

179
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:34:42am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

I figured out why Trump doesn’t like the G7 leaders: They’re not narcissistic fucks that talk about how
great they are all the time.

Tiberius Claudius “why don’t they love me”?

180
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:35:13am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

I figured out why Trump doesn’t like the G7 leaders: They’re not narcissistic fucks that talk about how
great they are all the time.

Even worse: they all refuse to say great things about the orange moron

181
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:38:37am

re: #176 HappyWarrior

He prefers autocrats since they share values. Trump isn’t a democrat or a republican, he’s an autocrat at his core.

He certainly understands them better

I think he prefers toadies

182
stpaulbear  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:38:41am
183
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:39:17am

Fwiw:
Trump and his fellow gangsters probably expect the economy to tank but only after the election. I think it will happen sooner, with dire results for the whole gang.

184
Jay C  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:39:52am

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Had a Chinese this evening. Chicken £2.35. Fresh egg noodles on clearance 24p. All natural ingredients sauce 75p. Stir fry veg on clearance 55p. 7 mins. Total £3.89. Enough for 4 = 97p each. Don’t tell me we have food poverty in this country. It’s just idleness.

would be interesting to see how much of that food is subsidized and to what extent (currently from the EU)

Even leaving aside the rather sneery food-shaming BS here, I can’t help but notice that this guy managing to create a “Chinese” “for four” has had to rely on “clearance” prices for some of that “bargain” (and assuming the attached pic is of the resultant meal, one-fourth does not seem like all much). Yeah, creating a meal for four for £4 (about $5) is nice and all: but it just doesn’t seem all that sustainable as a regular thing.

Of course, the basic point - that buying ingredients and cooking them yourself is, overall, cheaper than alternatives - is valid: it’s just harder to get across when larding with so much classist snobbery. And if this clown wants to sneer at “food poverty”, he should wait till post-Brexit policies (as they are expected to do) cause extensive increases in food prices. Though comments like these rarely come from people worried about the provenance of their next meal…..

185
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:40:23am

re: #182 stpaulbear

#1 - Expect to survive.

#2 - expect the authorities to be able to deal with the militias and other semi-to-disorganized gun nuts who come swarming forth to reclaim Civilization.

186
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:40:31am
187
Jay C  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:41:21am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

I figured out why Trump doesn’t like the G7 leaders: They’re not narcissistic fucks that talk about how
great they are he is all the time.

Fixt.

188
DangerMan  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:41:35am

re: #183 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Fwiw:
Trump and his fellow gangsters probably expect the economy to tank but only after the election. I think it will happen sooner, with dire results for the whole gang.

I think it’s kind of obvious that once the trend is clear it won’t matter before/after - the ‘blame’ will be clearly his

Though it likely would influence the magnitude of his loss

189
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:42:33am

Lre: #186 jaunte

[Embedded content]

The people who will be most impacted by policy always vote the least and I’ll nevrr get it.

190
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:44:32am

re: #188 DangerMan

I think it’s kind of obvious that once the trend is clear it won’t matter before/after - the ‘blame’ will be clearly his

Though it likely would influence the magnitude of his loss

We know that he will never accept blame for anything even when he is caught crumb-handed with his stubby fingers in the cookie jar.

Expect him to throw blame bombs at everyone & everything except for the actual blame-haver.

191
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:45:46am
192
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:46:43am
193
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:48:59am

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

3? Walsh? Weld? Who am I missing.

194
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:50:17am

re: #113 b.d.

Glad to see this finally get talked about

[Embedded content]

I bet there will be a lot of high road bs thrown out there though about language rather than the central issue

Not interested in hearing the “both sides do it” bullshit!

195
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:50:48am

re: #171 The Pie Overlord!

Stonekettle
@Stonekettle
Joe Walsh is just as racist, misogynist, ignorant, nuts, wrong, surrounded by hate and lies and conspiracy theories, as bad or worse than Trump. And he’s disavowed NONE of it.

It’s a measure of just how bad Trump is that some of you want give Joe Walsh the benefit of the doubt.

421
10:23 AM - Aug 25, 2019

That all may be true about Walsh BUT since December 2016 the one thing he has been consistent about is his attacks on Trump for Trump’s allegiance to Putin. Unlike most other GOP members, Walsh does not seem to be owned by the Russian oligarchy. He may be dreadful, but so far he doesn’t appear treasonous.

196
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:51:24am

re: #193 HappyWarrior

3? Walsh? Weld? Who am I missing.

Mr. Appalachian Trail…

197
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:52:30am

re: #196 Joe Bacon 🌹

Mr. Appalachian Trail…

Oh I missed Sanford announcing.

198
Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:54:27am

re: #183 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Fwiw:
Trump and his fellow gangsters probably expect the economy to tank but only after the election. I think it will happen sooner, with dire results for the whole gang.

“The Gang Tanks The Economy!”

[cue It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia theme music]

199
mmmirele  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:55:30am

I’m in Las Vegas, leaving in a few minutes, and I’m sitting in the breakfast area of the hotel. G-D but the lobby has Faux News on and they’re talking about/with Sean Spicer about Dancing With The Stars. This is what Faux thinks is important? God help me I want to smack sense into Howard Kurtz.

200
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:56:19am

re: #199 mmmirele

I’m in Las Vegas, leaving in a few minutes, and I’m sitting in the breakfast area of the hotel. G-D but the lobby has Faux News on and they’re talking about/with Sean Spicer about Dancing With The Stars. This is what Faux thinks is important? God help me I want to smack sense into Howard Kurtz.

It’s what FNC does. Whenever Trump or any Republican steps in shit, they switch.

201
Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:56:24am

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

I caught that on CGTN - I was watching it this evening here and needless to say, that raised an eyebrow when the CGTN reporter broke that. Even the anchor in Beijing was genuinely surprised, LOL; she thought she’d misheard him.

202
Skip Intro  Aug 25, 2019 • 8:58:25am

Of Cabotages and Kings

203
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:00:48am

so much whining…

204
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:01:45am

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

so much whining…

[Embedded content]

I’m honestly kind of glad he whines since he doesn’t work as much if he were actually focused but it’s still embarrassing.

205
mmmirele  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:02:25am

re: #123 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Do not mess with Jack Moore, the Bootstrap Cook. She will eff you up. She will take no prisoners

206
Decatur Deb  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:02:36am

re: #159 DangerMan

im concerned about something else here

- the problem with an eventual diagnosis of dementia or whatever is that it will become an excuse / explanation for everything
- it will elevate trump to a sort of reagan (hell, he’s already the second coming, reagan’s just a saint)

it explains the idiocy - and so they can elect someone like him again, without the worry

similarly, without an actual ‘diagnosis’
- we ‘survive’ trump is also an excuse to vote another one
- “see, how bad can it be; we’re all still here”
- sure there’s lots of damage, but that’s a point of view that lots on the right wouldnt agree with
- then they’ll go “but see, the system survived. so no reason why we cant do it again”

Trump is the pure distillate of a “normal” Republican. He does what they yearn to do.

207
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:05:36am
208
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:06:04am

re: #188 DangerMan

I think it’s kind of obvious that once the trend is clear it won’t matter before/after - the ‘blame’ will be clearly his

Though it likely would influence the magnitude of his loss

It’s already obvious to me but we shouldn’t under-estimate the ability of the Trumpster media and their both-siderist collaborators to obfuscate, lie, and (their specialty) blame the Democrats. Most of the Trumpster base would still vote for him even if they’re living on Chinese-provided emergency rations by then. Personally, I would prefer that Mexico draws the aid mandate for this area, with long convoys of taco trucks, supplemented by air drops. If I see one of their C-130s fly over on a food drop I can yell “Hey, I built that!.”

209
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:07:38am
210
sagehen  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:10:59am

re: #208 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

It’s already obvious to me but we shouldn’t under-estimate the ability of the Trumpster media and their both-siderist collaborators to obfuscate, lie, and (their specialty) blame the Democrats.

He’s already blaming “liberal journalists” for the coming recession; says they’re trying to cause it purposely to reduce his election chances.

(Bill Maher is cheerleading for a recession for just that reason, but has no means to have even the slightest possibility of helping to cause one. Also, not a journalist.)

211
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:12:38am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

The president breaks away from a hectic day at the G7 to … RT birthday wishes for Sean Connery?

This is a benign expenditure of his time — no insults, no attempt to bring down the world economy. I have no problem with this — too bad all his RT’s are not of this nature.

212
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:13:08am
213
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:14:08am

re: #211 Hecuba’s daughter

This is a benign expenditure of his time — no insults, no attempt to bring down the world economy. I have no problem with this — too bad all his RT’s are not of this nature.

He is begging for a thank you from Sean Connery.

It’s pathetic.

214
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:16:01am

re: #202 Skip Intro

He has no idea.

215
mmmirele  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:19:31am

re: #202 Skip Intro

Of Cabotages and Kings

[Embedded content]

Ok, I wouldn’t have known what cabotage was when Johnson mentioned it, but then he gave an example and I know what *that* is about. I just didn’t know it had a special name.

en.m.wikipedia.org

Oh. and good luck, Boris, that’s not happening. Trump would see it as a threat.

216
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:19:59am

re: #206 Decatur Deb

Trump is the pure distillate of a “normal” Republican. He does what they yearn to do.

I saw a brief interview of Bill Weld, who is often thought of as a rational Republican politician. He got into the topic of the Second Amendment as an important bulwark against a tyrannical government, which basically translates to random individuals shooting law enforcement if they feel oppressed. Neither he nor the interviewer appeared to have any second thoughts about what he was saying.

217
Jay C  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:21:32am

re: #202 Skip Intro

Of Cabotages and Kings

[Embedded content]

Well, I learned at least one new word today (“cabotage” - the practice of, and rules regarding air/sea transport between points in the same country): however:

1. I note we had to learn this from Boris Johnson.
2. I see BoJo was talking about specific policy while Trump was blithering away airy generalities and grandiose - and quite unspecified - promises.
3. Trump (as usual) comes across as utterly unfamiliar with whatever he’s talking about.
4. It is an extremely depressing thought that in a head-to-head comparison, Boris Fucking Johnson comes across as the Competent Statesman compared to the POTUS….

218
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:24:21am

re: #216 jaunte

I saw a brief interview of Bill Weld, who is often thought of as a rational Republican politician. He got into the topic of the Second Amendment as an important bulwark against a tyrannical government, which basically translates to random individuals shooting law enforcement if they feel oppressed. Neither he nor the interviewer appeared to have any second thoughts about what he was saying.

Didn’t he support gun control as MA’s governor? Honestly I’m tired of the 2A against a tyrannical government bs argument. The 2A isn’t doing that.

219
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:25:07am

re: #208 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

It’s already obvious to me but we shouldn’t under-estimate the ability of the Trumpster media and their both-siderist collaborators to obfuscate, lie, and (their specialty) blame the Democrats. Most of the Trumpster base would still vote for him even if they’re living on Chinese-provided emergency rations by then. Personally, I would prefer that Mexico draws the aid mandate for this area, with long convoys of taco trucks, supplemented by air drops. If I see one of their C-130s fly over on a food drop I can yell “Hey, I built that!.”

I could live on poutine, I guess.

220
danarchy  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:25:24am

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

He is begging for a thank you from Sean Connery.

It’s pathetic.

He credited Sean Connery with helping him get approval for his Turnberry golf course. Don’t know how true that is, but it may just be trying to stay in the good graces of business contacts.

221
Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:25:29am

re: #217 Jay C

Well, I learned at least one new word today (“cabotage” - the practice of, and rules regarding air/sea transport between points in the same country): however:

1. I note we had to learn this from Boris Johnson.
2. I see BoJo was talking about specific policy while Trump was blithering away airy generalities and grandiose - and quite unspecified - promises.
3. Trump (as usual) comes across as utterly unfamiliar with whatever he’s talking about.
4. It is an extremely depressing thought that in a head-to-head comparison, Boris Fucking Johnson comes across as the Competent Statesman compared to the POTUS….

I’ve heard the word before, but it’s not a very common word; only time I’ve ever heard it was here in Europe.

Heh - I’ll bet Trump (at first) thought Boris was saying “cabbage”.

“Yeah, I don’t mind cabbage, but it gives me gas.”

LOLOL

222
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:28:33am

Look at all the people (not including Mnuchin) who are rolling their eyes during this gibberish.

223
BigPapa  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:32:02am

re: #216 jaunte

I’m often struck by the Patriot Dichotomy:

Anti gov, armed to the teeth, Moron Lube

Pro military, pro cop Back The Blue, pro ‘first responders’

224
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:33:52am

re: #223 BigPapa

I’m often struck by the Patriot Dichotomy:

Anti gov, armed to the teeth, Moron Lube

Pro military, pro cop Back The Blue, pro ‘first responders’

Yeah the government is going to tyrannize us but they always always use the military to tell us we shouldn’t be concerned about immigrants.

225
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:37:32am

Lubbock’s “Mr. Conservative,” Dr Donald May, has Walsh diagnosed:

Facebook Post

226
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:39:09am

re: #225 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Lubbock’s “Mr. Conservative,” Dr Donald May, has Walsh diagnosed:

[Embedded content]

Walsh a Socialist? Haha.

227
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:39:32am

K1/Ko+vQm2xUAblb50ZwT22fKUKlcB6hWXAgyHOrAJVUa6O71mE3x+f/8EozvWrATssY/L396/D/BKyOzAHZP3lxVCZfD3J/WYi6r+snSysfZPJVcJg89BZJjJSLweaevbXRYaNf3pJktgAOidS8bcHzhb3NnTC5uSdbaESel7M=

228
sagehen  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:39:37am

re: #215 mmmirele

Ok, I wouldn’t have known what cabotage was when Johnson mentioned it, but then he gave an example and I know what *that* is about. I just didn’t know it had a special name.

en.m.wikipedia.org

Oh. and good luck, Boris, that’s not happening. Trump would see it as a threat.

Boris mentioned “New York to Boston”, but that’s a diversion.

The real reason is about Puerto Rico. (this is also one of the reasons PR pays twice as much as the rest of us for almost everything.) Also, Hawaii.

229
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:39:45am

re: #225 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Lubbock’s “Mr. Conservative,” Dr Donald May, has Walsh diagnosed:

Socialist Republicans are making noises about running against Donald Trump. This may actually attract voters who are currently leaning Left to the Republican Party.

Socialist Republicans?

Isn’t that sort of like Protestant Popes?

230
Jay C  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:42:18am

re: #215 mmmirele

Oh. and good luck, Boris, that’s not happening. Trump would see it as a threat.

Yeah, well…maybe….no.

ISTM Boris- and many other Brexiteers - are putting a lot of faith in the US (I.e. the Trump Administration) giving them some sort of sweetheart trade deal to help mitigate the negative fallout from a “crashout” Brexit.

Which, as lawyers would say, is seriously “assuming facts not in evidence”…..

231
sagehen  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:45:20am

re: #227 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

by9Gnopu/LZpCz1I/5ZJY3z0ID5kDGOaotkMOkrvzkgHM+hgz0eQN/SqhBKqKslB1tj07CnQPgpRwI54Z0IhbPd39sVjcbOrIzgy7fIMd4cGsqGZnnSTzBALmqzfZtxLCZOt0UZrrbon0p4JhUHUlHH2KMxU+jC4KUK8j/oAyvcBI438ecoLFGAsb2oFRu8HDLitK/aX/169Qbs16uoHp2h0q7p2PpRH

232
BigPapa  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:46:41am

WTF is a socialist republican?

A fascist.

233
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:47:35am

so full of shit

234
Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:48:48am

re: #230 Jay C

Yeah, well…maybe….no.

ISTM Boris- and many other Brexiteers - are putting a lot of faith in the US (I.e. the Trump Administration) giving them some sort of sweetheart trade deal to help mitigate the negative fallout from a “crashout” Brexit.

Which, as lawyers would say, is seriously “assuming facts not in evidence”…..

That’s exactly what the Brexiteers are doing. And many of them also seem to be counting on Trump getting re-elected next year.

If a newly-elected Democratic POTUS says, “Sorry Britain - back of the line queue”….WTF are they going to do? They’ll be fucked six ways from Sunday.

235
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:49:50am

re: #227 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

Wf3262jO2em7g8xysJLJeIhqhI6V0bFga60D8PMlWgIqTsqFG2TTl8hn6L2f7AB2gQeGDNER5jeknOEuhvnNWxnjKc/mLhbPh73fTwgmJlwVVBHiU2bFASPanCoGJV1MVH4gIqzOm3ztP4TS9rrN8edSxFOwyJw0nkmIZoFwQqKCvPRjx0UPolUNyK6hAqa8TKgqexHnTD9ESCZy/AyHqdnkf+QrGiknZ6JTFpBV+oAqcaVwaQtMUSdn9ms0Qv3HZTv5oeS1k7JAMEuSJghSktBWT37As2kyztLBL6FVdP6Yg3+yPKF1/Q==

236
sagehen  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:50:23am

re: #229 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Socialist Republicans?

Isn’t that sort of like Protestant Popes?

150 years ago, there were socialist republicans. See transcontinental railroad. See land grant colleges. See Homestead Act.

237
plansbandc  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:51:00am

re: #94 William Lewis

With that shaky D, they’re never going to win low possession games. They need to push for goals.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a defense? Maybe some day.

238
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:56:27am
239
Jay C  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:56:29am

re: #227 The Pie Overlord!

fl3SEtpczMNTIKdhgp96SVTTr+2Mlq8QmZHcW3AEmDekte+vpvzg/3k346V3FiObycVvogP6DwtQaDkNzSH8wcvUhlkEeNSfKJf4KXnO2emk7a4AXrp5ecT13VVzZzCLacbSx5WOO2STkWRQv5rKmGofJH0mWI+lAlEBcKQTqvDVGhGJi2XY2jtj0tpDkJUgHpWf1RlEpyYV8LmQBt/e+d32V8hh66RYotS8TgVvAS7Pd3mP3vy9TQGJvepSw/uFPSzxszamioOScIqxcBwOPQ==

240
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 9:56:33am

re: #236 sagehen

150 years ago, there were socialist republicans. See transcontinental railroad. See land grant colleges. See Homestead Act.

So much of white America liked socialism when they saw it would benefit them. Imo the post WWII right is a response to the left deciding the promise of the New Deal should be for all people.

241
Ace-o-aces  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:03:45am
242
jaunte  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:10:40am

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

Big Trade Deal just agreed to with Prime Minister Abe of Japan. Will be great for our Farmers, Ranchers and more. Really big Corn purchase!

Suntory Introduces Trump Sake.

243
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:14:19am
244
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:17:01am

re: #243 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

Didn’t see him telling Scalia to get on the rocking chair with his grandkids. Jack is a sexist pos.

245
Eventual Carrion  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:17:13am

re: #101 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Huckleberry is being crucified in the comments.

[Embedded content]

Pic from that thread. Pretty funny.

246
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:25:57am
247
MsJ  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:30:36am

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

so full of shit

[Embedded content]

Can’t you just see him at the G7 saying…”Oh, that’s good. I need to tweet that. BRB.”

248
Barefoot Grin  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:33:47am

In an interview with Preet, former British gov’t official David Miliband emphasized that Trump and Boris may both look equally inept, but that Boris can actually quote classical Greek speeches, etc. by heart (as any privileged Brit with a top-flight education who was halfway dedicated to study could do)—iow, he knows how to play the buffoon to disarm his opponents whereas Trump is just a buffoon who comes by his ignorance honestly.

249
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:35:12am
250
stpaulbear  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:36:10am

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

All right Mr Demille, I’m ready for my close up.

Mr. DeMille, I’m Ready for My Close-Up - Sunset Blvd. (8/8) Movie CLIP (1950) HD

251
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:38:04am

re: #248 Barefoot Grin

In an interview with Preet, former British gov’t official David Miliband emphasized that Trump and Boris may both look equally inept, but that Boris can actually quote classical Greek speeches, etc. by heart (as any privileged Brit with a top-flight education who was halfway dedicated to study could do)—iow, he knows how to play the buffoon to disarm his opponents whereas Trump is just a buffoon who comes by his ignorance honestly.

I really wish Millbrand.had won out over Corbyn. Britain might be in a better place now.

252
PhillyPretzel  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:39:01am

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

Boris Johnson saying I tried to fix it but I could not. DT saying I am perfect I don’t need fixing.

253
Jay C  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:39:39am

re: #251 HappyWarrior

FWIW, I agree, except….

I really wish Miliband anybody had won out over Corbyn. Britain might would be in a better place now.

254
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:41:06am

re: #253 Jay C

FWIW, I agree, except….

Oh no doubt. It’s just that David was his biggest opponent. I’d take Tony Blair over Corbyn. I don’t like New Labour but screw Corbyn.

255
BigPapa  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:45:46am

Family comes 8th!

256
rhuarc  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:46:03am

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I already failed as I made that reference on a different photo of these 2 last night. I think it was the photo where they were talking in a garden or something?

257
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:52:32am

JFC

258
BigPapa  Aug 25, 2019 • 10:55:07am

Yeah, nobody asked Trump that. He can’t stop lying.

259
Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2019 • 11:00:57am

re: #257 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, yeah, cool story, bro. You know, I’m sitting here, talking to Halle Berry and Scarlett Johansson and we’re wondering the same thing.

/

260
BigPapa  Aug 25, 2019 • 11:03:04am

re: #259 Dr Lizardo

LOL, yeah, cool story, bro. You know, I’m sitting here, talking to Halle Berry and Scarlett Johansson and we’re wondering the same thing.

‘I’m sitting here at the G7 hipster coffee shop…’

261
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 25, 2019 • 11:14:52am

re: #236 sagehen

150 years ago, there were socialist republicans. See transcontinental railroad. See land grant colleges. See Homestead Act.

And there was Wendell Wilkie, one of the most remarkable people in the history of American politics. He was an almost unknown corporate lawyer and CEO when he won the Republican Presidential nomination in 1940, completely out-manuevering the conservative/ isolationist wing of the party in the process. He proved to be an ardent anti-fascist, an internationalist and a champion of racial justice. After the election, he and Roosevelt reportedly discussed forming a new liberal party after the war. Neither man lived to see it. Wilkie died suddenly in October, 1944, aged 52, just a few months before Roosevelt himself.

262
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 11:14:53am

re: #259 Dr Lizardo

LOL, yeah, cool story, bro. You know, I’m sitting here, talking to Halle Berry and Scarlett Johansson and we’re wondering the same thing.

/

Emmy Rossum, Margot Robbie, & I agree.

263
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 11:15:45am

re: #261 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

And there was Wendell Wilkie, one of the most remarkable people in the history of American politics. He was an almost unknown corporate lawyer and CEO when he won the Republican Presidential nomination in 1940, completely out-manuevering the conservative/isolationists wing of the party in the process. He proved to be an ardent anti-fascist, an internationalist and a champion of racial justice. After the election, he and Roosevelt reportedly discussed forming a new liberal party after the war. Neither man lived to see it. Wilkie died suddenly in October, 1944, aged 52, just a few months before Roosevelt himself.

Wilkie was a good man. Better than FDR on many issues.

264
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 25, 2019 • 11:17:50am

re: #263 HappyWarrior

Wilkie was a good man. Better than FDR on many issues.

The NAACP headquarters building was named for him

265
HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2019 • 11:19:13am

re: #264 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The NAACP headquarters building was named for him

Joe Louis and Jesse Owens supported him in 1940. I’ll always appreciate FDR, my dad’s father was a NLRB lifer and my moms grandparents benefited immensely from the liberalization of union laws but Wilkie was courageous on race.

266
sagehen  Aug 25, 2019 • 11:48:13am

re: #261 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

After the election, he and Roosevelt reportedly discussed forming a new liberal party after the war. Neither man lived to see it. Wilkie died suddenly in October, 1944, aged 52, just a few months before Roosevelt himself.

obama loaned hillary his time machine. #clintonbodycount!!

267
Cheechako  Aug 25, 2019 • 12:22:38pm

re: #228 sagehen

Boris mentioned “New York to Boston”, but that’s a diversion.

The real reason is about Puerto Rico. (this is also one of the reasons PR pays twice as much as the rest of us for almost everything.) Also, Hawaii.

And Alaska!

268
William Lewis  Aug 25, 2019 • 1:32:49pm

re: #255 BigPapa

Family comes 8th!

[Embedded content]

His mother and father said what a lovely boy
We’ll teach him what we learned
Ah yes just what we learned
We’ll dress him up warmly and
We’ll send him to school
It’ll teach him how to fight
To be nobody’s fool

Oh, oh what a lonely boy

Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold


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
Sweet Dreams + White Stripes Mashup Live shows in LA, SF, BOSTON, NY, & DC! Tickets: pomplamoose.com Save this song on Spotify: spoti.fiFollow us on instagram: instagram.comBecome a patron of our music (to vote on the songs we cover and get merch and stuff like ...
Thanos
12 hours, 34 minutes ago
Views: 126 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Marine Heat Wave Dubbed ‘Blob’ Resurges in Pacific; Mass Deaths of Sea Life FearedAndrew Freedman, Lauren Tierney, The Washington Post Across vast stretches of the Pacific Ocean extending from Hawaii north to the shores of Alaska, and southeast to near California, a new marine heat wave is underway. This event is widely referred ...
Cheechako
15 hours, 48 minutes ago
Views: 635 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going on (Official Video 2019) Hitsville: The Making Of Motown (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Available Now! Get it here: motown.lnk.to ‘What’s Going On Live’ album available 10/18!Pre-order here: ume.lnk.to For more Marvin Gaye news and merchandise:Marvin Gaye Facebook: facebook.comClassic Motown Website: lnk.toClassic Motown Store: ...
Thanos
1 day, 2 hours ago
Views: 188 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
The Hold Steady - ‘You Did Good Kid’ (Live at WFUV) wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly The Hold Steady performs "You Did Good Kid" live in Studio A. Recorded 9/9/19. Host: Eric HollandAudio: Jim O'HaraCameras: Nora Doyle, Jeffrey Pelayo, Thomas Koenig and Steven RuggieroEditor: Steven Ruggiero and Thomas Koenig ...
Thanos
1 day, 2 hours ago
Views: 161 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Green Day - Father of All… (Official Music Video) Dear friends and fuckers. Here’s our new hot dog video we made for father of all.....? Motherfuckers That’s right! A new vid for the kid. ➡️ greenday.link We wanted to make something about dancing. Anxiety. Tribalism. Joy.. and straight ...
Thanos
1 day, 2 hours ago
Views: 170 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
The Highwomen Cover “The Chain” in Howard Stern’s Studio Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby perform their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s hit song in the Stern Show studio. Download the SiriusXM app for more exclusive music performances! SUBSCRIBE for more videos: bit.ly Want to know ...
Thanos
2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 235 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Spencer Elliott - the Last Two People on Earth (Acoustic Guitar) From the CD – Folding Space. 24-Bit Studio Masters and Guitar Tablature available at candyrat.com Video Production – Jason Lockart – Kid In The Background, Inc. Audio Production – Antoine Dufour Buy/ListenSpotify: open.spotify.comitunes: geo.itunes.apple.comApple Music: geo.itunes.apple.comDeezer: deezer.comAmazon Music: music.amazon.com ...
Thanos
2 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 212 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Big Band of Brothers - ‘Whipping Post’ (Feat. Marc Broussard) [Audio Only]From the new album 'A Jazz Celebration Of The Allman Brothers Band,' available November 22: geni.us
Thanos
2 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 1,708 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
The Weight We’re excited to share our newest Song Around The World, “The Weight,” featuring musicians performing together across 5 continents. Great songs can travel everywhere bridging what divides us and inspiring us to see how easily we all get along ...
Thanos
2 days, 5 hours ago
Views: 271 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 190915We did the weekly uncovering and hoisting of the gazebo and then started marking the walls. Because we are getting close... Look at the left hand in this picture. Sharpie-gate has invaded #thegreatpoolpondconversion It turns out that one side of ...
DangerMan
4 days ago
Views: 315 • Comments: 2 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook