Trump’s Next Steps

On the heels of the Kudlow news, I wonder if someone can get Trump to switch from cable to Netflix so he can branch out from his self-imposed 90’s cable prison. For example, he’d probably think that Jessica Jones would make a great FBI director, and he might also make Paul Ryan fuck a pig on live TV. Or perhaps you have other ideas for the way that Trump should be inspired by Netflix. Here’s an open thread for that or anything else.






75 replies
  1. 1
    dmsilev says:

    If the pig was on Social Security, Ryan probably wouldn’t need much convincing.

  2. 2
    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    Sneaky Pete for VP. He’s a lot quicker on lies than Pence.

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    TenguPhule says:

    and he might also make Paul Ryan fuck a pig on live TV.

    /sigh

    Chalk up another lunch to be skipped.

  4. 4
    Tilda Swintons Bald Cap says:

    Apparently the stock market doesn’t think much of Larry’s appointment.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Or perhaps you have other ideas for the way that Trump should be inspired by Netflix.

    For the record, I would just like to note that the Cloverfield sequel went straight to Netflix.

    It did not end well.

  6. 6
    foucault swing voter mistermix says:

    @TenguPhule: The pig would be drugged if that makes you feel better.

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    tybee says:

    pence is gonna fuck up the parade here saturday.
    extra special security zone around a good chunk of the route in the heart of downtown.
    no alcohol. no coolers. no back packs, no chairs….all announced this morning.
    i am rooting for a riot.

  8. 8
    Feebog says:

    LGM post on Kudlow’s appointment is brutal.

  9. 9
    Peale says:

    Fire Christopher Wray and replace him with Peter and Sam from American Vandal.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @tybee:

    no alcohol. no coolers. no back packs, no chairs….all announced this morning.

    That’s not a parade, that’s a recipe for a prayer meeting of Assholes R Us.

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    Peale says:

    @tybee: No booze at a St. Patrick’s day Parade?

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    Calouste says:

    I don’t know. Does Netflix have the Gorilla channel?

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    TenguPhule says:

    @foucault swing voter mistermix: It doesn’t. Paul Ryan probably would enjoy pretending it was dead.

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    jl says:

    The Kudlow nonsense is going happen? Cripes. Because, why? Trump sees him on TV? I guess so.
    I hope Trump makes NEC chair a major PR position, so everyone can see this addled nincompoop’s dis-peptic bilious incoherent rants.

    Kudlow has been very opposed to Trump’s tariff and trade war argle-bargle, so will be hoot to see what he says about it, whether coherent or not.

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    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    @TenguPhule:

    On the other hand, they could record it and play it for the CPAC crowd to cheers and whistles, if they announced that some liberal group had expressed reservations about the pig being fucked. So long, at least, that the pig be female. You couldn’t have any gay stuff go on – that would be weird.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @jl:

    Because, why?

    Because there is no just loving god. Just Zuul.

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    tybee says:

    @Peale: no booze in the special security zone which is the heart of downtown.

    this ain’t gonna go over well here. half a million folks wanna party and that shit hook is gonna screw it up.

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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    I am going to keep posting this until someone listens to me, this should be the March For Our Lives Anthem

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbkOZTSvrHs

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes:

    You couldn’t have any gay stuff go on – that would be weird.

    Its a Trap.

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    eclare says:

    @tybee: That is fucked up! And you just might get your wish for a riot. All the years that I lived in ATL I never went, but oh did I hear about it.

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    OGLiberal says:

    Daredevil – Justice…because he’s a lawyer and it’s – Justice – blind. Foggy will be his deputy.
    Luke Cage – HUD…because only black people live in affordable housing and only a black guy could understand, like Ben Carson, even though he has no experience with housing.
    Iron Fist – Treasury…because he’s rich.
    Claire – Surgeon General
    Kingpin – SEC
    Punisher – FBI Director
    Turk – Defense. Hey, he sells arms, right?

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    Jeffro says:

    Trump offered the job to Kudlow, a CNBC personality who has been a regular outside adviser to the president, over the phone Tuesday night while Kudlow was at dinner at Cipriani restaurant in Manhattan, the person said. Kudlow accepted.

    During the call, Trump said he was seeing Kudlow’s photo on television and told him: “You’re looking handsome, Larry.”

    It’s ridiculous. Trumpov just wants to be an all-day, every-day talking head on CNBC and Fox News (maybe bouncing back and forth between the two networks every hour). With a gig as a pro wrestling ‘heel’ on the weekends. Meanwhile, some of us would like a functioning, respectable government.

  23. 23
    Gelfling 545 says:

    He could save a bundle by getting rid of the NSA AND the CIA & hiring the Person of Interest crew. Anybody can see they’re WAY better. Could probably ditch the NY bureau of the FBI too.

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    AnotherBruce says:

    Is this how Trump is dealing with so much winning today? Weak!

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    geg6 says:

    I think a Grace and Frankie episode where someone asks them to make a custom dildo in Dolt’s image but they refuse because Frankie can’t get over his tiny, tiny hands (let alone the actual appendage) would be fun. Or just him seeing Josiah Bartlett getting it on with Jack McCoy would probably make his head explode. Grace and Frankie holds a multitude of Dolt exploding head opportunities.

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    Roger Moore says:

    Or perhaps you have other ideas for the way that Trump should be inspired by Netflix.

    Maybe a quick trip to The Upside Down.

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    lgerard says:

    @Feebog:

    LGM post on Kudlow’s appointment is brutal.

    Brad DeLong says it’s like appointing William Shatner commander of the 7th Fleet

    best comment in forever!

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    Duane says:

    Trump keeps talking about the thousands of dollars people have received since the tax cut. Don’t have mine yet. No Soro’s bucks either.

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    dmsilev says:

    @lgerard:

    Brad DeLong says it’s like appointing William Shatner commander of the 7th Fleet

    KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMMMMM!

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @jl: If he has to fill out an SF86, that’ll be fascinating.

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    Anonymous At Work says:

    I wonder who’s guarding the White House cable feed. FBI? NSA? Cuz if I were Russia, or North Korea, intercepting it and broadcasting a fake Fox & Friends might be the best way to influence policy.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    I am in a particularly busy patch of life. I don’t have much time to participate in threads here but I do try to read a few a day.

    I have a few minutes, I open up Balloon Juice, I see the name Kudlow, I have no idea who he is, I goggle him all I can do is sigh.

    I do not have the energy to keep up with all the ways Trump is making everything awful. I want this to end already.

    It’s like one of those TV series that has outlived its original premise and every new episode is more ridiculous than the last. Enough!

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    Fair Economist says:

    @jl:

    Because, why? Trump sees him on TV? I guess so.

    Trump has made a number of appointments apparently because he’s seen someone on TV. He seems unaware there’s a real world where actions matter.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Gin & Tonic: He should. Oh man when they slap the temporary security status on him Dolt45 should be hounded mercilessly about it.

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    Schlemazel says:

    @Tilda Swintons Bald Cap:
    You think that those barons of business are finally getting the idea Dump has no clue what he is doing & is making a hash of everything?

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    germy says:

    Trump installs former Fox & Friends host as Undersecretary of State https://t.co/1LI0brEMKZ— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 13, 2018

    Heather!

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    MaryL says:

    I could get behind the idea of Jessica Jones for FBI Director.

  38. 38

    Can we not have trump ruining more things I like, instead?

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    Schlemazel says:

    @Anonymous At Work:
    I have thought about how easy it would be to hijack the cable feed and send Dump a special version of F&F. The really problem would be in getting people who could pass for those clowns. I believe I know exactly what would be the best feed. It would be stories about how the President appears to be unstable and can’t be trusted. There would be comments from unidentified cabinet members that they were going to invoke the 25th in the next few days.

    The meltdown would be pure magic

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    Aleta says:

    Speculating:
    Hm, Vanessa T tells DjtJr she’s really leaving, no more chances for him, and no more carcasses on the walls for her. And then she receives a white powder in the mail, is whisked to the hospital and security around her is tripled. Hm.

    Now she’s broken loose and announced it to the press. Run Vanessa.

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    @Fair Economist:

    He seems unaware there’s a real world where actions matter.

    He’s a senile narcissist. He lives in a world of his feelings, his desires, and what he directly perceives. Nothing else really exists to him. It certainly does not have any importance. Frankly, the senility seems to be eating away at his object permanence, and stuff he perceived in the past is slipping.

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @Feebog:

    LGM post on Kudlow’s appointment is brutal.

    was about to link it, so why not:
    Former (?) $100,000 per month cocaine addict with no training in economics who has a historical 100% error rate in regard to economic predictions named nation’s top economic adviser
    And follow the links in the (short) piece; the nymag one lays out his prognostication (and at-the-time-reality-interpretation) record in glorious detail.

  43. 43
    hellslittlestangel says:

    Trump tweets: What a stupid show! My wife whatzername is way hotter than Robin Wright. STUPID AND BAD!

  44. 44
    Mike in NC says:

    Paul Ryan fuck a pig on live TV.

    That would depend on the size of the tax cut.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @germy:

    From the link at the tweet:

    The White House then confirmed State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as acting under secretary for public diplomacy, with a White House official telling Axios, “Heather is the only one at State we trust.”

    I don’t care who you are, that right there is fucked up.

  46. 46

    @hellslittlestangel: or he’d get the idea to start murdering journalists.

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    NotMax says:

    For those who don’t recognize the pig reference, it derives from the premiere episode of Black Mirror.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Ohio Mom:

    It’s like one of those TV series that has outlived its original premise and every new episode is more ridiculous than the last.

    Oh shit. Trump is turning the nation into a season of Lost.

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    boatboy_srq says:

    @TenguPhule: Indeed. That poor pig.

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    Larry Kudlow is a buffoon.

  51. 51
    Bill Arnold says:

    Open thread, so:
    Interesting piece about the control of Soviet chemical agents after the breakdown of the Soviet Union.

    In a statement to investigators after his arrest, viewed by Reuters, Rink said he was in possession of poisons created as part of the chemical weapons programme which he stored in his garage. On more than one occasion, he said, he sold the substances to supplement his income and pay down a debt.
    The poison in the Kivelidi case was sold in a deal brokered by an ex-policeman contact of Rink’s. Rink handed over the poison, in an ampoule hidden inside a pen presentation box, in a meeting at Moscow’s Belorussky station, according to his statement.

    (Bold mine)

  52. 52
    boatboy_srq says:

    @tybee: No alcohol, no chairs, no backpacks. Sounds like no attendance.

    Could this be why nobody went to see Lord Dampnut’s coronation inauguration?

  53. 53

    From the envy of the world to a laughing stock, thanks Rs. And our punditubbies are still slagging HRC, check out the latest by the token conservative woman, Kathleen Parker(WashPost) and the token conservative Muslin, Reihan Salam’s (Atlantic).

  54. 54
    Brachiator says:

    @NotMax:

    For those who don’t recognize the pig reference, it derives from the premiere episode of Black Mirror.

    Was this, in turn, inspired by a story involving former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s supposed youthful antics?

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    Seanly says:

    He could potentially blow his own brains out so he can get a sexy new sleeve & sleep with his own daughter. Like all of the other super-rich people, he be regarded (rightly) as a god and he could kill his hookers and not re-sleeve them. That would save lots of Cohen’s HELOC money!

    But then The Director might send a new Traveller to inhabit his body. Considering his general cluelessness, maybe he’s already been TELL’d?

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    TenguPhule says:

    @lgerard:

    Brad DeLong says it’s like appointing William Shatner commander of the 7th Fleet

    That’s an insult to Shatner. At least Shatner knows his limitations.

  57. 57
    TenguPhule says:

    @Ohio Mom:

    It’s like one of those TV series that has outlived its original premise and every new episode is more ridiculous than the last.

    Welcome to the Simpsons LARP.

  58. 58
    Brachiator says:

    @schrodingers_cat:

    Larry Kudlow is a buffoon.

    No. He’s not that smart.

  59. 59
    efgoldman says:

    @schrodingers_cat:

    Larry Kudlow is a buffoon.

    Maybe, on a really good day

  60. 60
    TenguPhule says:

    @schrodingers_cat:

    Larry Kudlow is a buffoon.

    Low blow against honest buffoons.

  61. 61
    TenguPhule says:

    @efgoldman:

    “The shock therapy of decisive war will elevate the stock market by a couple-thousand points,”

    Kudlow never has good days.

  62. 62
    TenguPhule says:

    @Bill Arnold: My particular favorite.

    “There’s no recession coming. The pessimistas were wrong. It’s not going to happen. At a bare minimum, we are looking at Goldilocks 2.0. (And that’s a minimum). Goldilocks is alive and well. The Bush boom is alive and well.”

    This was in 2007.

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    Mike in NC says:

    There are actually some very good international crime shows streaming on Netflix, which would give the Trump crime family years of inspiration.

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    Brachiator says:

    @lgerard:

    Brad DeLong says it’s like appointing William Shatner commander of the 7th Fleet

    Well, Kirk is an admiral.

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    The Golux says:

    @Brachiator: I sometimes wish I could run into the likes of Bill O’Reilly somehow, so I could ask him, “How old were you when you decided you wanted to be a buffoon when you grew up?”

  66. 66
    Steve in the ATL says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    I don’t care who you are

    That hurts. I thought we were friends.

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    VOR says:

    @Brachiator: The director of Black Mirror says no, he wasn’t aware of Cameron’s pig story when he wrote the episode.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Ohio Mom:

    I goggle him

    I know this is due to autocorrect, but it’s so appropriate, isn’t it?

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    ET says:

    I have a feeling that this may be a bit if a repeat the Scaramucci tenure at the head of coms. Trump is just not that good a picking “talent” because he value his version of loyalty over everything else. And they had best not generate more press than him

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    Brachiator says:

    @VOR:

    The director of Black Mirror says no, he wasn’t aware of Cameron’s pig story when he wrote the episode.

    A very plausible denial. Or serendipity. Works either way.

    @The Golux:

    I sometimes wish I could run into the likes of Bill O’Reilly somehow, so I could ask him, “How old were you when you decided you wanted to be a buffoon when you grew up?”

    Some are born buffoons, some achieve buffoonery, and some have buffoonishness thrust upon them.

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    MuckJagger says:

    Not Netflix, but I wouldn’t mind seeing some of these guys go through the Walk of Atonement from Game of Thrones.

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    MuckJagger says:

    @Brachiator: “What the fuck does he mean, reverse the polarity?”

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Brachiator:
    Was. He got busted down to Captain for stealing the Enterprise and getting it destroyed, remember?

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    Leem says:

    @tybee: as an added bonus, the parking window downtown, with none in the special or entertainment zones, lasts from 7-9am. We are decamping to Atlanta for the weekend, FTS.

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    Spinoza Is My Co-Pilot says:

    “Make Paul Ryan fuck a pig on live TV”. We’re all in a real-life episode of Black Mirror as it is, why the hell not.

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