Donald of Arabia: A Photo Album


 

(Nice cup of tea, but no accompanying large bowl of individually-wrapped pharmaceuticals)


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(Edgar suit, Men in Black)

Conjure your own images:

140 replies
  1. 1
    Origuy says:

    Poor Steve Bannon. All those brown people around him and no alcohol in sight.

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    Over lunch today my husband referred to Trump as a “high-functioning YouTube comment” and I just thought I’d share that.

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    rikyrah says:

    There really is a tweet from him about everything.. thanks for including the one about Forever FLOTUS not covering her head. The right likes to pout as we bring up all these receipts. Oh well 😕😒😒😒

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    The Lodger says:

    …and right opposite the picture of the hotel in Riyadh with the pictures of Trump and the KIng is an ad for Motel 6.
    I am not making this up.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    DVR Alert reposted from thread below:

    Billy Wilder’s A Foreign Affair is showing on TCM tomorrow at 8:45 am Pacific time. If nothing else, tune in for Marlene Dietrich and Jean Arthur going toe-to-toe as an ex-Nazi and an American congresswoman fighting over the same man (who isn’t good enough for either of them, but that’s one of the movie’s flaws).

    The opening is a direct mockery of The Triumph of the Will, as Arthur’s plane flies through the clouds to expose the shattered ruins of Berlin. But the movie is darkly funny, too, like Stalag 17.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Over lunch today my husband referred to Trump as a “high-functioning YouTube comment” and I just thought I’d share that.

    I hope your husband doesn’t have any objection to my stealing that.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Origuy:

    I would almost feel sorry for him because of that look of barely suppressed terror on his face but, let’s face it — like all racists, that terror is something he created inside his own head. It has no basis in reality. He did it all to himself.

    And as I was saying in a previous thread, I know the Saudi princes will have a drink or two just to flout the rules, but it’s going to be hard for Bannon to secure the amount of alcohol he currently needs just to prevent withdrawal.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @rikyrah:

    Seriously, is it possible for Melania to at least pretend to smile? She’s there representing our country in front of the whole world and she looks like someone just handed her a dead rat.

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    No One You Know says:

    The caption by “I, Rando” cannot be improved upon.

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    David 🍁Canadian Anchor Baby🍁 Koch says:

    Justice will be served
    And the battle will rage
    This big dog will fight
    When you rattle his cage
    And you’ll be sorry that you messed with
    The U.S. of A.
    `Cause we`ll put a boot in your ass
    It`s the American way

    TOBY KEITH LYRICS
    “Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue (The Angry American)”

    As-salam Alaykom

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    @SiubhanDuinne: I’m sure he wouldn’t mind at all.

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    David 🍁Canadian Anchor Baby🍁 Koch says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    Seriously, is it possible for Melania to at least pretend to smile?

    Botox says no.

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    lgerard says:

    too funny

    Arthur Chu‏Verified account @arthur_affect
    Replying to @mattyglesias

    To be honest I wish someone would convince Trump he had to cover his own hair

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    amk says:

    gawd, what a buncha hypocrites and #deplorables.

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    jl says:

    Trump bowed more than Obama bowed. And Trump bowed TWICE!! Nya nya nya nya-nya!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    And after all these months, I still find myself both repelled and disproportionately infuriated by Trump’s four-inches-too-long necktie. It looks so sloppy and stupid. I’m sure he does it to call the viewer’s attention to his crotch — which it does, of course. Might as well be a big downward-pointing arrow.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @David 🍁Canadian Anchor Baby🍁 Koch:

    Holy crap. I just looked it up and Melania is a year younger than I am. I do look fairly young for my age (thank you, high-SPF sunscreen) but, still, she looks much older than I do, even with the Botox.

    This also means that G is a year younger than she is. Christ.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @jl:

    “I have the best bows, the most bows. I’m going to bow so much you’re going to be sick of all the bowing.”

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    Mnemosyne says:

    I was going to ask why Ivanka is wearing tan shoes with a black dress, but then I saw that Jared’s dudebro on the left is wearing brown shoes with a black suit. Has the world gone mad?

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    jl says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Maybe Russia offered a package deal on its Trump purchase to a few countries and Saudi Arabia chipped in a few bucks?

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    @Mnemosyne: Brown shoes with black pants is actually an allowed combination now, if you do it right.

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    jl says:

    @Major Major Major Major: I can never do that stuff right, even black shoes with black pants, So I never pay any attention to that.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Brown shoes with black pants is actually an allowed combination now, if you do it right.

    Dudebro is missing a required element. As is Ivanka. And I’m not someone who usually notices stuff like that.

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    GxB says:

    Okay, for the time being I’ll abide by this farce (only because I must do so legally.) But I gotta know, if this all goes up into impeachment (as it should) can we demand a refund of all the tax money spent on this charade? If a refund isn’t possible can we take public beheadings of the guilty parties? I’m feeling charitable.

    ETA:@Major Major Major Major: Now THAT is pure comedy. Bravo to your hubby.

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    @Mnemosyne: Just sayin’.

    @jl: I had an idea for a million-dollar app the other day: “black or navy blue”?

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    @jl: I just don’t wear pants, problem solved.

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    Origuy says:

    @Mnemosyne: Oh, sure, they all bring whisky back from trips to London, but they’re not going to offer it anyone in the Trump entourage. Too many loose lips in that bunch. What the religious police don’t know won’t hurt them.
    Friend of mine used to be married to a Saudi, not one of the big boys. She told me about a cousin of his, back in the days of VHS, who took a porno movie out of the cassette and wrapped it around himself to smuggle it back from the US.

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    lgerard says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    He dresses like it is 1982….I’m waiting for him to break out the Members Only jacket

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    ruemara says:

    @Major Major Major Major: That’s quite brilliant.

    @lgerard: It was the last time he was relevant.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    I have a pair of pants that look gray if I wear them with something brown and brown if I wear them with something gray. It’s a little annoying.

    And IIRC, there was some study years ago that found that women as a group really can see more range of colors than men do. That may be why I can usually solve the “navy blue or black?” dilemma just by holding something blue next to it.

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    amk says:

    BREAKING: Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized portions of his master's thesis on homeland security https://t.co/YXrFbBXcYE— andrew kaczynski 🤔 (@KFILE) May 20, 2017

    aaand the coverup.

    @KFILE Clarke's thesis has now been removed by the Naval Postgraduate School. https://t.co/SBoXBgSBVN pic.twitter.com/AMf28FQZNe— Adam Steinbaugh (@adamsteinbaugh) May 20, 2017

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @amk:

    In their defense, the Naval Postgraduate School probably pulled it to investigate, not to cover it up. They take that stuff very seriously.

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    @amk: David Clarke went to school?

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    ruemara says:

    @Major Major Major Major: More importantly, a school is willing to admit David Clarke matriculated there?

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    Shalimar says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Clown College.

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    @Shalimar: @ruemara: I know somebody who went to clown college and they’d never admit it if Clarke had gone there.

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    Viva BrisVegas says:

    What’s that projected in the middle of the hotel, between Trump and the King?

    It kinda looks like a high piled turd that they’ve both just noticed.

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    ruemara says:

    @Viva BrisVegas: Steve Bannon?

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    David 🍁Canadian Anchor Baby🍁 Koch says:

    @Mnemosyne: she’s also had a lot of surgical work done. (photo)

    High end plastic surgeons love “cat’s eyes” surgery, but instead of helping, it always ruins appearances. (photo)

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    Betty Cracker says:

    Someone on Twitter wondered why Melania is wearing a WWF championship belt.

    Also, maybe one of y’all can explain this to me: Kushner is being credited for facilitating the arms deal by personally calling the CEO of Lockheed and persuading her to give the Saudis a big discount. Why is that supposed to be a win for Team ‘Merka? Even if you’re in favor of a massive arms deal with the Saudis, wouldn’t you want them to pay the maximum amount you could squeeze out of them?

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I am so with you on that goddamned tie. I keep hoping it gets sucked into the rotors of the helicopter.

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    amk says:

    "what about the muslim ban steve""yeah steve whose idea was the muslim ban""who came up with the muslim ban steve" https://t.co/olZeKL1tVB— darth:™ (@darth) May 21, 2017

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    David 🍁Canadian Anchor Baby🍁 Koch says:

    @Betty Cracker: Melania’s fashion stylist only exposure to arab culture is Raiders of the lost Ark (photo)

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    amk says:

    By this time in his presidency Obama had traveled to Canada, UK, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Mexico & Iraq. Saudis were 9th stop.— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) May 20, 2017

    kenyan – don’t do it. twitler – hold my beer.

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    amk says:

    ivanka’s partying funds.

    Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. have pledged to donate $100 million to Women Entrepreneurs Fund https://t.co/MBi1ZPG11b— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 21, 2017

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    Ceci n est pas mon nym says:

    @amk: Your first link says that’s standard procedure when a student is accused of plagiarism, till the investigation is complete.

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    David 🍁Canadian Anchor Baby🍁 Koch says:

    Melania is only pissed that she’s stuck on a boring trip while all the kewl kids are at the Cannes film festival.

    She’ll never get to be Bella Hadid (photo)

    Sad!

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @David 🍁Canadian Anchor Baby🍁 Koch:
    Interestingly, Bella Hadid is Muslim.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @amk:

    Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. have pledged to donate $100 million to Women Entrepreneurs Fund

    Never let it be said that the Saudis do not know how to bribe people.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    Has the world gone mad?

    You’re only asking this now?

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    ken says:

    @Mnemosyne: It’s not tan, it’s nude and I think that is a Kate Middleton thing.

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    Mary G says:

    @Amir Khalid: Hello, you, haven’t seen you in a while, hope everything is OK.

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    Viva BrisVegas says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    Even if you’re in favor of a massive arms deal with the Saudis, wouldn’t you want them to pay the maximum amount you could squeeze out of them?

    To be fair, ISIS have fallen on hard times and can’t afford the repayment schedule the Saudis demand. So someone has to shave their margin.

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    divF says:

    @Betty Cracker:
    “No Capes!” – Edna Mode, The Incredibles.

    I was looking over the front pages of the local English-language newspapers – outrageous sucking up to The Donald. I’m sure he is going to take them home as souvenirs.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Viva BrisVegas: ISIS, nothing.

    I’m sure we’re all looking forward to a renewed arms race between the Saudis and the Iranians.

    With Israel and the Kurds doing their best to get a piece of the action.

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    divF says:

    @David 🍁Canadian Anchor Baby🍁 Koch:
    Actually, I was struck by the extent to which Melania got the look right. Black dresses + gold trim is pretty much the standard look for traditionally-dressed women around here. Ivanka, OTOH, is totally out of place.

    ETA: There was a piece in one of the papers about how Melania’s look was “respectful and elegant”.

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    amk says:

    @TenguPhule: yup, pay to play.

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    sm*t cl*de says:

    Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have arrived.
    Fuck me. Is that a dazzle-camouflage suit she’s wearing?

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @divF:

    I was looking over the front pages of the local English-language newspapers – outrageous sucking up to The Donald. I’m sure he is going to take them home as souvenirs. mount framed copies in the Oval Office & demand Disneyworld add duplicates to the Hall of Presidents.

    Fixt.

    (I originally said “the Smithsonian” but I don’t think Trump groks museums that aren’t surrounded by roller coasters and snack stands.)

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    sukabi says:

    @jl: not so much a bow as a curtsy…nice little dip he did there…

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    sm*t cl*de says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    my husband referred to Trump as a “high-functioning YouTube comment”

    I have been called “high-functioning X”, for a wide range of X, but never that.

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    sukabi says:

    @amk: think they are investigating it…there are about 47 passages pulled directly from other sources…several of them from government publications, all without any attribution.

    What is it with RWing assholes, they all seem to rely on stealing other people’s work.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @sukabi:

    not so much a bow as a curtsy…nice little dip he did there…

    As someone who also has an arthritic knee, I think he just needed to grab the presenter’s arm to stand up without falling over. More of a ‘stagger’ than a ‘curtsey’.

    If it were anyone but Donald Trump, I’d be more sympathetic.

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    sukabi says:

    @Betty Cracker: you would, but the question should be “what exactly did the Drumpf crime family get for making the Saudi’s that sweet deal?”

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    MattF says:

    I’m sure that Item #1 on the Saudi ‘How To Deal With Trump’ agenda was ‘Give him a medal’. And it worked! Shiny!

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    sukabi says:

    @Anne Laurie: arthritic knee or curtsy should be the least of his worries…the color of his face is decidedly not healthy…no longer day glow orange…it’s taken on a nice red violet hue.

    And Rancid Pubis has come home early from the trip

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    divF says:

    @Anne Laurie: You got it right, especially since that is the only good press he is going to get on this trip.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    Can anyone recommend a decent and SIMPLE drawing / sketching app? I used to love Sketches Pro by Tayasui, but they larded it up with so many new features that it has become unusable for simpletons like me.

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    Elizabelle says:

    I see those photos of The Trump Family in Saudi Arabia, and feel only disgust that they’re representing “us.”

    I feel no responsibility whatsoever for their being there; we did everything we could to prevent this outcome. The photos of Steve Bannon are particularly revolting. And Ivanka and Jared.

    Did previous GOP presidents trot their adult children around on official government trips? I don’t mean the Bush twins, when they were still college age … does anyone recall?

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    MattF says:

    @Betty Cracker: I’ve been looking for something like that for quite a while– I often want to draw simple and accurate pictures on viewgraphs. And simple apps to do that don’t seem to exist. Generally, the non-pro apps are missing various essential features or are overly ‘helpful’, and the pro apps are… excessively complicated. And expensive.

    The bad answer that seems to work is to get a good pro app and use only the few features I need. My current go-to drawing app is Affinity Designer. Yeah, complicated, but not so expensive; about $50. Available for both macOS and Windoze.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @Elizabelle: Can’t remember if Poppy Bush traveled with the bushlings or not, but I’m pretty sure he didn’t install them in the White House as top advisers and fan them out to shake down tycoons and foreign government officials for donations / bribes during trips abroad. Maybe he did. I was in school back then so too busy partying to take notice! :)

    Speaking of partying, now that the kid has flown the coop, hubby and I are released from the obligation to set a good example, etc., and are touring area bars as if we were youngsters again. Yesterday a pair of dudes seated near us at a local watering hole saw a news brief on TV of Trump in Saudi Arabia and started loudly yapping about how great he is.

    Hubby and I had vowed not to argue with strange Trumpsters in bars anymore as we’re getting too old to brawl, but I replied passively aggressively by playing “American Idiot” on the jukebox three times in a row. Then we paid our check and skedaddled!

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @MattF: Thanks! Will check it out!

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Betty Cracker: American Idiot! LOL.

    I hope Green Day is hard at work on some songs that make it even more obvious. Like, obvious to Trump supporters obvious. Which is right next to teaching dogs to speak English hard.

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    Morzer says:

    @divF:

    Hi, is this the American Reality customer service department? I have a defective presidential unit I’d like to return.

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    Morzer says:

    @sukabi:

    Those boot-straps won’t just pull themselves you know.

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    Wondering if Trump knows that he can’t keep that medal.

    One of my friends on Twitter said he wants to see a video of when they try to take it off him.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    A professor of psychology at UC Berkeley argues that President Trump lacks even the positive intellectual and social traits she has documented in children as young as 18 months. For some reason, I am not even remotely surprised, and you won’t be either.

    (It’s an NYT link, so open it in a private window.)

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    @Mnemosyne: She’s married to Donald Trump.

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    @sukabi: “What is it with RWing assholes, they all seem to rely on stealing other people’s work.”

    Good question. I can think of a number of snarky reasons, but finding out the answer would be interesting.

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    Morzer says:

    @Raven Onthill:

    They take “property is theft” as a battlecry, rather than a denunciation.

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    Tokyokie says:

    @Mnemosyne: As the great Frank Zappa sang, “Brown shoes don’t make it.”

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    SFAW says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    I was going to ask why Ivanka is wearing tan shoes with a black dress, but then I saw that Jared’s dudebro on the left is wearing brown shoes with a black suit. Has the world gone mad?

    Back when you were a wee lass, someone — might have been National Lampoon? Don’t recall — made a list of reasons to like (or at least, not hate) Trciksie Dicksie Nixie. One of them was “He would never wear brown shoes with a blue suit.”

    So All Things Shitgibbon is/are/be not even as classy as Nixon. Which is no surprise, of course. There aren’t many persons in this world, living or dead, who have/had LESS class than Shitgibbon. I knew a guy who once wore mismatched plaids (because he was kinda clueless about that shit), and HE had more class.

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    GregB says:

    George Orwell Lesson of the Day.

    Lovely Ivanka Kushner has kindly accepted millions of dollars from Gulf Arab leaders for her global initiative to empower women.

    Filthy &*%$$ Hillary Clinton greedily grubbed money from a bunch of Muslim’s who hate gays and want to enslave women.

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    SFAW says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    I have a pair of pants that look gray if I wear them with something brown and brown if I wear them with something gray. It’s a little annoying.

    Mnem and Her Pants of Many Colors“?
    Mnem and the Amazing Technicolor Dreampants“?

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    SFAW says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:

    I just don’t wear pants, problem solved.

    But your taste in skirts and dresses is exquisite!

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    SFAW says:

    @Vhh:

    @Mnemosyne: G?

    Her husband.

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    Tokyokie says:

    @SFAW: It was National Lampoon, and it was a list of 100 (think that was the number) of nice things that could be said about Nixon. The list ended in probably the low 40s, and besides “He would never wear brown shoes with a blue suit,” there were also variations like “With a blue suit, he would never wear brown shoes” and “Brown shoes he would never wear with a blue suit.”

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    efgoldman says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Brown shoes with black pants is actually an allowed combination

    “Allowed?” Allowed by whom? Some authority gonna’ come to my house and take my shoes off?

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    Geoduck says:

    @Viva BrisVegas: It’s a giant image of a handshake. Gotta give the Saudis credit, they’re pushing all of Trump’s buttons.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @efgoldman: The Fashion Police! 👮

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    Anya says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Brilliant. Totally stealing it.

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    @Mnemosyne: This is the horror to expected in a world with homosexuals removed. Instead of fall fashions it’s fallen fashions.

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    @efgoldman:

    “Allowed?” Allowed by whom? Some authority gonna’ come to my house and take my shoes off?

    You prefer they take off your pants instead? Hey, it’s your house – your call…

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    Anya says:

    @David 🍁Canadian Anchor Baby🍁 Koch: I bet Melania got the set from a runway for designs meant for Arab women. That look is pretty common, at least in UAE. That belt is huge tho. It looks like a wrestlers belt.

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    HinTN says:

    @Tokyokie: “Quit school, why take it.”

    “Do you love it?
    Do you hate it?
    There it is the way you made it.”

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    @Betty Cracker: You need to test how far you can push your game and I am betting a lot consider using what GregB posted in a sentence

    Lovely Ivanka Kushner has kindly accepted millions of dollars from Gulf Arab leaders for her global initiative to empower women.

    Filthy &*%$$ Hillary Clinton greedily grubbed money from a bunch of Muslim’s who hate gays and want to enslave women.

    And it back watch their brains flicker as they know, this is has to be wrong because a liberal said it, but it’s On Message so, error.

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    @efgoldman: Mess with the Fashion Police at your own risk

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    BubbaDave says:

    @divF:
    Not surprised she got the look right. Catering to backwards autocrats is something she has a lifetime of experience doing, after all….

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    SFAW says:

    @Tokyokie:

    Thanks. I had forgotten about the list ending in the 40s, and about the multiple brown shoes/blue suits variations.

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    @sukabi:
    I believe the answer is contained within the question, and that’s not snark. They’re assholes. It’s an entire philosophy of assholishness. It specifies that the believer is deserving and everyone else should suffer. It encourages cheating, and absolves the believer of every sin.

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    I see Priebus is coming home “early” from the overseas trip.

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    sdhays says:

    I see they had Trump pose with his classic “constipated” expression for the hotel picture. Iconic.

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    sdhays says:

    @Mnemosyne: Have you seen what she’s married to? A dead rat would be more welcome…

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    StringOnAStick says:

    Ivanka gets $100 mil for her “foundation” and Jared got the Saudi’s a better deal on American made weapons. Couldn’t be simpler or more obvious. These grifters are shameless.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @David 🍁Canadian Anchor Baby🍁 Koch: Melania’s utterly beautiful in that first photo. She looks radiant. Why the hell would she mess with her face that much?

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    Woodrowfan says:

    @Major Major Major Major: heh. Nicely put.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @TenguPhule: Didn’t the Saudis also donate to the Clinton Foundation? Wasn’t that The Worst Corruption Ever, because Arms Dealing!!?

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    sdhays says:

    @Miss Bianca: No. It was the Worst Corruption Ever because Clinton.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @sdhays: Oh, RIGHT, how could I keep forgetting?

    Seriously, why do I feel as if I am living in a madhouse? When did things cease to have any level of objective meaning at all? When did America decide, unreflectively and unapologetically, that if the Clintons or the Obamas did something it was a sign of their utter neoliberal sell-out corrupt tendencies, and when Trump – or any Republican – did the exact same things, hey, no big deal? Or even, “wow, Big Good Deal”? Has it ever been thus?

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    BellyCat says:

    @Betty Cracker: ProCreate

    Can be used simply or grow as far as you want.

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    GregB says:

    Make sure you let your wingnut relatives now that their leader has now declared Islam as one of the great world’s religions.

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    sdhays says:

    @GregB: “No less an authority than Donald Trump…”

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    sukabi says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: yeah, it was a rhetorical question…I figure they’re all liars, cheats, and thieves by nature.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Vhh:

    G is my husband, not someone in Trump circles, sorry for any confusion!

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @ken:

    I did an image search on Google and I can only find one instance where Middleton wore tan shoes with a black dress, and it was a knee-length dress, not a maxi dress. Major fashion fail on Ivanka’s part.

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Major Major Major Major: I’m not seeing where the high-function comes in.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Huh. I just had a comment go straight to the trash. It was relatively inconsequential, but still annoying.

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    different-church-lady says:

    @amk: Abdulaziz could pay that out of his pocket change.

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    Hal says:

    I will say, I do like Melania’s black ensemble. She still looks pissed to be first lady though.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Elizabelle:

    hope Green Day is hard at work on some songs that make it even more obvious.

    I have been hoping that all of America’s punk and hip-hop musicians are diligently at work writing the soundtrack to this time. I think Green Day is pretty weaksauce, but it’s the perfect time for Rage Against the Machine to reunite. Rise Against seems to be the only punk band trying to carry the mantle, and they can’t do it alone! Kanye’s gone full Kardashian, so he can’t do it. Drake is Canadian and they don’t get angry. We need a new crop of great musicians to remind us what we need to do.

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    kindness says:

    My local paper is a conservative rag. It tells me this morning that The Donald was instrumental in the Saudis buying $110B worth of US weaponry on this trip of Donald’s. I get that Trump would try to portray this as being true, but the media? Really?!? Like any contract with that price tag hasn’t been in negotiations for half a year at least no matter what the goods.

    I tell ya, it’s our Vichy media toadies that are going to have us singing songs about the Fatherland soon if Trump survives.

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    Another Scott says:

    @Betty Cracker: Here’s a bunch of iPad sketching apps reviews.

    Randall Munroe of XKCD does his stuff on big sheets of paper, scans them, then does cleanup, digital additions, etc., in Photoshop or something similar.

    Use what you’re comfortable with – don’t think you have to be all-digital. :-)

    HTH a little.

    Cheers,
    Scott.
    (Who did a bunch of drawing as a kid, but hates trying to manipulate lines, objects, colors, etc., on a computer.)

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    Suzanne says:

    @Miss Bianca:

    Melania’s utterly beautiful in that first photo. She looks radiant. Why the hell would she mess with her face that much?

    I wonder if she was a big suntanner, and ended up with a bunch of wrinkles. I am 37, and many women in my age cohort who were sun goddesses in high school and college are starting to display the damage. I think eye surgery looks freaky and that wrinkles are better, but I can see how it happens.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Suzanne:

    I wonder if she was a big suntanner, and ended up with a bunch of wrinkles.

    I would guess yes. One of the big reasons I apparently don’t look my age is that I’ve been wearing high-SPF sunscreen daily since at least age 19 and try to also wear a hat if I do go out in the sun. I had way too many painful sunburns to want to do anything else.

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    Another Scott says:

    @Mnemosyne: The phosphors used in fluorescent and LED lights can really mess with colors, also too. I have some clothes that either look brown or green depending on the lighting.

    Plus, there’s our crazy brains messing with our perceptions, also too. ;-)

    Cheers,
    Scott.
    (J and I often disagree about shades of red and orange.)

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Another Scott:

    I took a color theory class for knitters and was a little surprised to find out how relative color actually is. Colors look different depending on the colors they’re combined with, plus the issues you touched on with lighting (sunlight is blue, most indoor lighting is yellow, fluorescent lighting is green, etc).

    Still, my gray-brown pants annoy me, especially when it comes to shoes.

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    Another Scott says:

    @Mnemosyne: I think something’s broken with FYWP again. One of my innocent posts last night got eated, and SD and I both got moderated for an Amazon linky.

    Alain probably needs to do some Hoovering of the code again, give the hamsters a bath, or something. It seems to be correlated with the latest update a few days ago.

    Just a guess.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    I took a color theory class for knitters

    finally, something that makes law school seem not so bad!

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    Hal says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Over lunch today my husband referred to Trump as a “high-functioning YouTube comment” and I just thought I’d share that.

    Hilariously spot on.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    Jesus, dude, must you publicly declare that anything remotely feminine is inherently stupid? Does your wife or girlfriend know not to be interested in anything “girly” so you don’t hold her in contempt?

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    smintheus says:

    Trump was bowing to have the Saudi ruler put what they call a “collar” around his neck. Was it a dog collar, or a slave collar?

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    smintheus says:

    The weird thing on Melania’s dress looks like it wants to evoke a chastity belt.

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    Doug R says:

    @Suzanne: I like Rage Against the Machine, but they were doing the bothersideism last election, also too much Wilmer for my taste.

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    David Spikes says:

    Wonderful, wonderful how they all play these fools.
    The Russians in the Oval Office and now Trump giving speech calling for unity to fight religious extremism.
    As the Sauds send a few more billions to support madrassahs worldwide that teach wahhabism aka religious extremism.
    And the Sauds laughed and laughed;
    How the hell did Iwhanker ever get a rep as a fashion icon? It seems that anything she picks for herself-the aluminum foil dress-is a disaster and now this one.

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    Fair Economist says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    I have a pair of pants that look gray if I wear them with something brown and brown if I wear them with something gray. It’s a little annoying.

    “No-purpose” neutral pants. An impressive achievement, in a way.

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    Juju says:

    @Mnemosyne: they didn’t hand her a dead rat, she just married the human equivalent of a dead rat, but with money…maybe. I don’t know that I’d smile much either.

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    Juju says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I keep hearing about those Russian ties. Maybe the overly long tie is what they mean by Russian ties. 😉

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    Ithink says:

    @Juju:
    Brilliant! Please comment more often.

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