Late Night Open Thread: Weak Sauce

Jay Malsky has all the most correct perspectives on his side, but I’m afraid that as a performance, this is lacking.

Jay Malsky, an actor and comedian enjoying his 15 minutes for heckling the animatronic Donald Trump in Disney World’s Hall of Presidents, is speaking out.

In a statement to TheWrap, Malsky said that anyone upset by his decision to heckle the robot needed to “check their privilege.”

“Anyone that’s upset I disrupted a family vacation can check their privilege and consider getting mad about the thousands of children being taken away from their parents because of Trump’s racist immigration policies, or the families of the hundreds of trans Americans murdered each year by transphobic and homophobic people, or the negative impacts of the tax bill on poor and middle-income Americans,” he said….

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  1. 1
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    um… zounds?

    Strategic Sentinel‏Verified account @ StratSentinel
    Large amount of aircraft leaving Iran at the moment, many with no callsign, origin, or destination. Exodus in progress?

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    danielx says:

    Every single one of those illustrations looks like the others are all looking at Trump and saying “who is this asshole and how did he get here?”.

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    AndoChronic says:

    Does Disney even want 2/3rds of American business?

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    Lyrebird says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: whew. odd. here’s hoping for a 2018 with a little more peace, over there and over here.

    ETA and in the meantime a Yuki update?

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    Cacti says:

    I like how even in the Hall of Presidents, Trump’s tie is too long.

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    @danielx: The division that produces them is based here in California(I think maybe here in Glendale), Trump’s not all the popular here(even less so after signing the “Fuck California Tax Reform Act of 2017”).

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    Suzanne says:

    So my in-laws are coming to visit. They are supposed to get here around mid-day on Tuesday, and then leave on Sunday. Sunday happens to be my birthday, which they didn’t consider nor ask about when planning their trip. So Mr. Suzanne texted them today to ask if they’d left yet, since they are road-tripping. Not only had they left, they are now planning to get here tomorrow evening.

    I am annoyed.

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    @Suzanne: That was nice of them. //

    So your b-day is two weeks before mine and Bella-Q’s.

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    eclare says:

    @Suzanne: You have many reasons to be annoyed.

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    oatler. says:

    Draftsman-like,I say we need an exploded view. Plus boobs.

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    Suzanne says:

    @eclare: At least they are not Trump voters.

    Sigh.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Suzanne: That’s not very considerate to show up when they want and leave when they want without consulting their hosts. It’s always possible for you–or actually your husband–to say to his parents, “We’d love to host you on Sunday but we can’t. We have other plans. Next time please let us know ahead of time so we’ll be sure to be available.” Even if your ‘other plans’ are you lying around the house in your pajamas doing whatever you want, that’s fine. They’re your plans and they didn’t ask.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Suzanne: Ugh. I would suck it up and throw them into a hotel. Then send them on their way on Saturday. If they don’t like it well…maybe they should have checked with you first.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Yarrow: I know. I also don’t want to deal with the BS that would inevitably follow if I said that.

    It also would have been nice if they had reached out to us to tell us that they may be up to two days early. They didn’t tell us until Mr. Suzanne texted them to ask if they had left.

    His family are all very nice people, but they have this specific hole around plans, scheduling, commitments, coordination with other people, etc. This is by no means the first time I have experienced it, and I’m sure it will not be the last. I think it is very discourteous and presumptuous.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Yutsano: They will be staying at a motel the whole time they are here, as we no longer have guest space with SuzMom living here.

    Who am I kidding…..they aren’t here to see us. They’re here to go to Whole Foods 3x a day and put their shoes on my couch.

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    gene108 says:

    @Suzanne:

    put their shoes on my couch.

    How uncivilized. People should take their shoes off upon entering a home. Anything else is just wrong.

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    Sab says:

    @eclare: Sounds like my life. I am caretaker for my 93 year old father. My siblings periodically announce that they will be dropping by to visit. Lately they stay in hotels not the house, but still. They don’t say when they will be arriving. They don’t say when they will be leaving. They don’t say how many kids they will be bringing. They don’t say which meals they will be around for.

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    @gene108:

    People should take their shoes off upon entering a home.

    That’s the way things go here, no shoes in the house.

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    Suzanne says:

    @gene108: Yes, I know. And if you did happen to wear shoes indoors, YOU SHOULD NOT PUT THEM ON FURNITURE.

    Some of the things they do make me feel like I’m in the Upside-Down.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Sab: I am sure that they will end up not leaving when they said they would. It will be either earlier or later, by days. Because fuck consideration, apparently.

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    Sab says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Doesn’t help around here. My dogs don’t wear shoes in the house, but they also don’t wear shoes outside, so the bare furry feet track in a lot.

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    Sab says:

    @Suzanne: Of course they are considerate. When they leave, I betcha they will leave behind a lot of Whole Foods leftovers you don’t want, and that you either have to eat or feel guilty about throwing out.

    I am still pondering what to do with the Japanese tapioca, when I already had a perfectly good box of American tapioca in the cupboard.

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    Bruuuuce says:

    @gene108:

    People should take their shoes off upon entering a home. Anything else is just wrong.

    Depends on house rules. If the hosts have no issues with shoes, then they can be worn; if they prefer them removed, remove them. In no event should shoes be placed onto furniture, however.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Sab: It will all be gluten-free shit, and they will look at me as if I am a savage for allowing my children to put non-organic ketchup on their food. They will also refuse to drink the water, and will only drink water from glass bottles. Bought at Whole Foods.

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    God lord, that Trump animtronic lol

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    Sab says:

    @Suzanne: Not much fluoride for their teeth in that bottled water.

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    gene108 says:

    @Bruuuuce:

    If the hosts have no issues with shoes, then they can be worn;

    The hosts are wrong.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Sab: My FIL also drinks distilled water, which is unsafe. But some dark corner of the internet said it was okay, so who GAF about science.

    For people that are so health-focused, they are both sick alllllll the fucking time.

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    Sab says:

    @Suzanne: I think I read somewhere on the Internet (so it must be true), that distilled water has no taste so they have to add random minerals to bottled water to make it taste like water.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Sab:
    Normal bottled drinking water is reverse osmosis filtered, not distilled. Yes you can purchase distilled water at the store but all that stuff on the juice/soda/water aisle is just filtered, unless it specifically says distilled.

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    Sab says:

    Completely OT. I was just browsing Wikipedia. Betsy McCaughey was married to Wilbur Ross for a number of years. How perfect is that?

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    Sab says:

    @Ruckus: I live in a sort of lefty city with a strong belief in government, so I trust our local government to run our water system. Our water is safe, but kind of tasty. My sisters hate it and drink bottled water when they come in. I love the taste of chlorine killing the summer fauna in our water. Our winter water is rather dull.

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    gene108 says:

    “Let there be fairness in the discussion of Southern questions, the advocates of both or all political parties giving honest honest, truthful reports of occurrences, condemning the wrong and upholding the right, and soon all will be well. Under existing conditions the negro votes the Republican ticket because he knows his friends are of that party. Many a good citizen votes the opposite, not because he agrees with the great principles of state which separate parties, but because, generally, he is opposed to negro rule. This is a most delusive cry. Treat the negro as a citizen and a voter, as he is and must remain, and soon parties will be divided, not on the color line, but on principle. Then we shall have no complaint of sectional interference.”

    From President Grant in 1875 to push for passage of a CivilRights Act to address the terrorism in the Reconstruction era Sourh.

    142 years later our politics are still driven largely by the same opposition to “negro rule”, though we are a lot less murder-y, with regards to blacks voting, though opposition to blacks unfettered access to voting still exists.

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    @Sab: We have dogs, they don’t ever wear shoes. For humans, no shoes in the house. In our old place in the hill country, we had a sign at the entrance. We have slippers for guests.

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    Sab says:

    @gene108: “Corrupt Grant” was just the first round of post-confederate southern smears of our elected political leadership. Grant was a good man. Everything I learned about him in school was BS coming through Texas dominated school books.

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    @Sab: We R/O filter our water, have for years, makes a big difference.

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    gene108 says:

    @Suzanne:

    Nothing wrong with distilled water that you get from the store.

    I have drunk it before.

    The only thing I can think of is the water being left out and water born bad things breed in it, but keeping it out of sunlight should cut down on it. Storing it in the fridge would solve this issue.

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    Sab says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: I’ll think about that. Thanks.

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    Sab says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Also my dogs never put their feet on the tables. Can’t say the same for the filthy but lovely cats.

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    gene108 says:

    @Sab:

    Grant was a good man, but the Credit Mobilier scandal did happen during his Presidency and it was quite bad. He had nothing to do with it, but it will be associated with his tenure in office.

    He himself was not corrupt, but he was not a politician at heart. He did things without thinking of the political ramifications, such as he tended to accept favors bestowed on him from powerful people, like free rail service in a first class coach to get to his inauguration. This gave the appearance of impropriety. He felt he was entitled to it, because he was instrumental in saving the Union and if people wanted to recognize him for it, what is the problem.

    He was deinfelty an improvement over Johnson and helped put things together after the Civil War and Johnson’s fractious term in office,

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    Sab says:

    @gene108: Compare his “corruption” to the corruption of his critics and opponents. Ain’t no comparison.

    In Ohio, it’s kind of like when we ran all of the moderate Republicans out of public life for unreported golf games, and now we have the brazenly corrupt Teaparty guys like Kasich, Mandel and Mary Taylor. They don’t even have moral compasses, because morality isn’t in their worldview.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Sab:

    All these powerful Republican men who are on their third wives….

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Sab:

    I always liked the taste of super-cold water that tasted of iron. It’s a great summer childhood memory that I associate with Michigan and Wisconsin.

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    Sab says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I have issues with the women willing to be their third wife.

    I don’t have any complaints with models. I think a lot of them are really tough, cool people.

    However, in my book, when Jerry Hall married Rupert Murdoch, she moved from morally and mentally vacuous into actively evil.

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    Sab says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I agree with you on upper Midwest water. Florida also has interesting water. Lots of sulphur. Stinks to high heaven but tastes sweet. Weird but pleasant.

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    Sab says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: My father in law was a Minnesota Iron ranger. Amazing water.

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    Just one more canuck says:

    @Suzanne: happy birthday to you in advance. It’s also my daughter’s birthday (13). My wife says that she’s been a teenager her entire life

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    Aimai says:

    @Suzanne: you should head over to dwil (dealing with the inlaws and family of origin) —just google it-and you will find 24/7 support and ideas for how to handle this. My suggestion. Plan a birthday away at a hotel. Pack up, turn your phones off, and come back after. They can get a hotel when they get in and can’t find you.

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    moops says:

    probably should have waited to put Trump in the Hall until he manages an entire term without being indicted for treason.

    I guess they can still put his head in the Futurama Hall of Presidents*

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    evodevo says:

    @Suzanne: Alas… I just had that very same experience … son & family announced 3 weeks ago that they were flying in from CA and planning to stay for SIX DAYS … we live out in the country and burn wood for heat and have a cistern – not city water. They came, with their three boys, one of whom had the cold from hell which he promptly gave to Mr. Evodevo, complained about the food not being organic, trashing the living room (what do you expect from three boys lol) and then leaving on the AM of the seventh day with not so much as a thank you. Used up a water supply that would have lasted us 6 weeks, just in time for the Arctic Express to blow into town. NEXT YEAR – motels for them or us lol

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    chopper says:

    @Bruuuuce:

    If the hosts have no issues with shoes, then they can be worn

    if the hosts have no issues with shoes then the hosts are dumb.

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    Jager says:

    I hate to complain, but it’s 44 degrees up in the canyon this morning and I’m freezing my ass off.

    And it’s our wedding anniversary…

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    germy says:

    Janz for congress

    Many people are asking why @DevinNunes won’t have public meetings with his constituents or the press. My best guess (from a prosecutor’s perspective) is that his lawyers advised him to remain silent. #RussiaCollusion #RemoveNunes -AJ https://t.co/ND4m1PXnzc— Andrew Janz (@JanzforCongress) December 30, 2017

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    germy says:

    @Sab:

    “Corrupt Grant” was just the first round of post-confederate southern smears of our elected political leadership. Grant was a good man. Everything I learned about him in school was BS coming through Texas dominated school books.

    I grew up in the northeast in the 1960s, and I remember in elementary school wondering why I had so many history test questions about “carpet baggers”

    I think the textbooks were even illustrated with drawings of shifty, shady looking characters with carpet bags.

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    eric says:

    that is not Donald Trump, that is the “Logo” in a suit…….(read as Jim Ross…OMG, that’s Jerry West!!)

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    Chip Daniels says:

    I’m looking to joining the 2018 Women’s March here in Los Angeles.

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    Suzanne says:

    @gene108: Dead thread, but the issue with distilled water is that it absorbs (I’m sure the chemists can use the real terminology) stuff in your body. Including minerals that you need. People drink it because it supposedly absorbs “toxins” but it also takes stuff you need. Including medications you may be on. Which is what happened to my FIL three times, landing his ass in the hospital.

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    J R in WV says:

    Our well water here is from 75 feet down (where the pump hangs in the well) but there are two aquifers with different types of water. The pH runs 8.2 which is amazingly base for WV and especially around here. So one aquifer is limestone based and the other is not.

    There is a tiny sulfur tinge to it which comes and goes, depending upon how much rain fell some time back, which determines which aquifer flows more. The time distance between a rainy spell or a dry spell is unknown, but I know that’s what changes the water flavor.

    Neighbor is UCGS water hydrologist, all the local wells were tested throughly by their van equipped to take water samples from wells in the most technically sophisticated way. A few years ago the local water district brought “city” commercially-treated water into the neighborhood (2009?) and I ran a 2 inch line next door (750 feet) to the end of the PSD line.

    We aren’t using city water, as they are prone to boil water advisories, and we’re used to our well water. But we are in an old oil patch, and the aquifer(s) could be destroyed at any time. In which case there were be a change in water source, and reverse osmosis filtering as well. We do drink fizzy water at times, no sugar, lightly flavored calorie free instead of cola, which I only drink now at restaurants when I don’t want a beer.

    I had a great aunt who when she moved into town at great age, would drive far into the hills of Kentucky to a friend’s farm where there was a spring, and she would fill her little old car with gallon bottles of spring water, because city water was being used by communists to destroy the virility of American Manhood and She would have nothing to do with that!!! She lived to be 94, so it worked for her. She had a screw loose, but was sweet to all her nieces and nephews. We have a old walnut bed from her, too small for us to sleep on, but we have it. We have a queen, which is too small for us and the critters to sleep on, so the little critters sleep on us.

    Aunt was a spinster school teacher, her first school was built by the men of the hollow by hand from logs, old school school building. There’s a picture of it somewhere. A whole lot of work I can tell you, having been a member of several log-raising parties in the distant past, in order to have a little slip of a girl come in to teach your kids how to read and write and count and add. And to pay her and put her up in someone’s farm house.

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    J R in WV says:

    @Suzanne:

    Wow, that seems so obvious, but I never thought of it at all. Of course it would! We have lots of distilled water on hand for the solar array’s batteries, but never drink it.

    If we had a break-down in the desert with gallons of distilled water in the back of the vehicle it would be a no-brainer to use it to stay hydrated, but I never thought that it could cause health problems beyond being insipidly tasteless if used long term.

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    Ridnik Chrome says:

    I know this thread is long dead, but I have to object to that Stephen Miller tweet. Roy Batty was a tragic character. Trump is just an orange fool.

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