Open Thread: Drip… Drip… Drip

Always fun, mocking The Most Powerful Guy, who can’t rest for those godsdamned mosquitos…

In case you missed the original kerfuffle…

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    debbie says:

    No one could possibly make Donald Trump look worse than Donald Trump. Proof that he’s the leaker.

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    TenguPhule says:

    ““To cover my tracks, I usually pay attention to other staffers’ idioms and use that in my background quotes. That throws the scent off me.”

    The flock is composed entirely of wolves in sheep’s clothing.

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    oatler. says:

    Blood! Blood! Blood!
    sorry; what are we doin’ now?

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    NotMax says:

    Well, can think of certain individuals in the White House who I would like to take a leak on.

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    piratedan says:

    and tbf, the remainder of the GOp loves it, because it deflects the attention from what a heinous group of evil folks that they are, both in providing cover for this asshat, being just as corrupt as the Trump Administration and rarely being called to task for their own misdeeds, of sending up odious pieces of legislation that are just as self serving as the SOB who’s in the Oval office.

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    NotMax says:

    @TenguPhule

    Substitute weasels for wolves and you’re on to something.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @NotMax: You coined a charming turn of phrase for this yesterday as I recall.

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    Mary G says:

    The fish rots from the head, Twitler.

    I would love to know how many people were in the meeting with Sarah Sanders when she yelled at them for leaking. Five people promptly leaked, so if there were ten, that’s half.

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    John Miller and John Barron are gonna get fired. They’re the biggest leakers in the whole building.

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    p.a. says:

    An amoeba has more self-awareness than Donald Trump.

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    Rush Limbaugh said he knows the identity of an alleged FBI mole that worked on the Trump campaign and noted the entire Russia investigation is “utterly phony.”

    The conservative radio host talked about the Russia probe on his radio show Monday and claimed to know who the FBI planted in the Trump campaign — although he would not reveal the person’s name. Limbaugh said the mole helped jumpstart the investigation into Russian collusion, which he indicated began when former Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos got drunk in a London bar and told an Australian diplomat the Russians had some of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.

    ***

    “The whole thing was a setup. It was perfect entrapment 101.”

    The evidence must be so overwhelming they’ve given up on claiming the evidence/charges are false. So instead they’re conditioning the sheeple to think the liberal FBI entrapped Drumpf into committing treason.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Trump and his White House work hard at being the opposite of Obama and his White House. The Trumpenvolk have been particularly successful at being the opposite of clean, discreet, and professional.

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    Open thread?

    More and more people at work keep announcing their upcoming August departures. I don’t feel as bad now.

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    NotMax says:

    @David Merry Christmas Koch

    This is the new new conspiracy theory*, intended to misdirect and obfuscate. Promulgated in the Wall Street Journal, no less.

    *The old new conspiracy theory is in mothballs for the nonce.

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    JDM says:

    @Mary G: it was probably four people. One of them was so eager (and with the typically poor memory of Trump staffers) they leaked it twice!

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    debbie says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Did you give notice? Are you actually moving to NYC?

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    Baud says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Never ever feel bad about quitting. It is one of the great joys in life.

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    JDM says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch:

    John Miller and John Barron are gonna get fired. They’re the biggest leakers in the whole building.

    What’s the best way to keep John Barron from leaking?

    Depends.

    Sorry. Someone had to do it.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    The so-called leaks coming out of the White House are a massive over exaggeration put out by the Fake News Media in order to make us look as bad as possible.

    Trust me, you do that just fine all by yourself, Trumpenfuhrer

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Major Major Major Major:
    Are you quitting your job?

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    NotMax says:

    @Baud

    Never ever feel bad about quitting.

    Uh-oh. Sounds suspiciously like setting up a Baud/Palin run.

    :)

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    @debbie: @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷: not a second before I have another one lined up! But I have two phone interviews tomorrow

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    debbie says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Good luck!

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    Mary G says:

    WaPo says none of the GOP senators who met with Twitler said boo to him about either Kelly Sadler’s insult of John McCain or the fact that he undermined the sanctions on ZTE.

    “I’ve said how I feel about the comment about Senator McCain. It was unconscionable. I think everybody involved should apologize,” said Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) as he exited the lunch held at the U.S. Capitol. “But this was a policy meeting, right? It was policy-driven.”

    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who has had his own personal spats with Trump, added: “That’s not what we do in those meetings.”

    Brave, brave, Sir Robin!

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    Steve in the SFO says:

    So I put a witness on the stand? And she’s named Amber? And she’s from San Diego? And she works in marketing? And I had to try so very hard not to smack her with my legal pad when she turned every statement into a question?

    Omg y’all!!!

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Hope they go well! I recently quit my bussing job and I’m happier for it. My current cashier job is so much easier and pays more. I recently went back to the banquet center I worked at as favor when they called me in to work for a sit-down luncheon with over 1,000 people.

    We didn’t have enough staff to deal with it. I was assigned to 3 rows of 6 tables, each with 8 people at them. I had to run food out to a server and that was all we had for my section. People kept asking for more coffee and bread but I didn’t have enough time to do all of that. I was only there for 3 hrs and it was absolute hell and I’m glad I quit.

    Even the worst days at my current job pale in comparison.

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    I can’t believe how stupid these people are. If they had brain one, to quote Dr. Peter Venkman, they might be getting away with all of this shit. But they don’t, and that gives me some hope.

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    Baud says:

    @Steve in the SFO:

    Omg y’all???

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    NotMax says:

    @Steve in the SFO

    Gnarly, dude.

    Verbal fry. High on the list of things in need of being outlawed and/or made extinct.

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    Ken says:

    Not fair to … the honorable people in the West Wing.

    Name one.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Mary G:
    McCain sure has great friends, doesn’t he?

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    @Baud: “…I’ve never been a quiter…”

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    jacy says:

    Been practicing oirignal art — especially for BJ, I call this one “Dog with Green Balloon.”

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    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷: bussing sucks. When I did it in high school we weren’t entitled to tips.

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    Baud says:

    @jacy: I like it.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Totally random, but does anyone here take Symbicort for asthma? It always makes me nervous when my doctor prescribes something where the potential side effects include “sudden death.” 😳

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    Baud says:

    @Mnemosyne: I used to take it before my sudden death.

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    Steve in the SFO says:

    @jacy: hey that’s really good!

    @NotMax: I’m normally opposed to the death penalty, but….

    @Ken: maybe at least one of the kitchen staff? Though if they were truly decent people they would have poisoned that fat fuck by now.

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    JPL says:

    @Baud: It’s good news if he is Steve in SFO and can now smack witnesses in the face
    just sayin

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    Mary G says:

    @jacy: Perfect for Balloon Juice!

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Major Major Major Major:
    We weren’t either, but they still charged gratuity. They made a killing on New Years Eve, Easter, and Mother’s Day pocketing the tips.

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    Steve in the SFO says:

    @Mnemosyne: possible side effect of the one I take is shootouts

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    Sab says:

    @Mnemosyne: What a snowflake!

    (Just kidding. Yikes!)

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    Yarrow says:

    So the guy who’s supposed to be on pee tapes is obsessed with leaks. Okay.

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    @jacy: cool!

    @Mnemosyne: hey, at least it’s sudden.

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    JPL says:

    @jacy: It’s perfect.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷:

    We weren’t either, but they still charged gratuity. They made a killing on New Years Eve, Easter, and Mother’s Day pocketing the tips.

    That’s illegal and the Dept of Labor should be informed.

    /Or rather it was supposed to be illegal…..

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Mnemosyne:
    Lots of drugs have all sorts of side effects.

    Only 1% of all patients taking a medication ever experience any adverse side effects.

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    jacy says:

    @Steve in the SFO:

    Thanks! I’ve been trying art therapy to stay sane until the universe returns to normal. It makes me less likely to defenestrate myself than watching the news. I’m working towards doing customized pet portraits, because I find critters more soothing. Maybe by the end of the month I’ll be ready to go for it. I did start an Etsy shop, mostly going in a lot of different directions. I’ve done a bunch of dogs for friends and family, but I haven’t posted them anywhere because they’re gifts I haven’t given out yet.

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    Kraux Pas says:

    @Mnemosyne: I don’t suppose there’s a pharmacist you could call and ask about it?

    My understanding is that they have to report everything that shows up in clinical trials. Even if there is a risk, though, I doubt anyone who experienced that particular effect is here to answer you.

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    Sab says:

    @Steve in the SFO: She might have been a relative of mine, except only one of us lives in San Diego. My whole family does that. It drives my husband insane (“Commit to a thought, please!”)

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    True. It would be tough on my family, but I wouldn’t be all that affected. Except for the “death” part.

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷:

    I’m somewhat prone to weird side effects, so it makes me nervous. I’m one of the lucky 1 percent who starts projectile vomiting when I take Vicodin.

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    @Mnemosyne: guess you should stick to mainlining heroin then.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Kraux Pas:

    I think my dad used to take it for his COPD and he died from other (all smoking-related) causes, so that’s … good?

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    Sab says:

    @jacy: Do you work from photos, or only critters in person?

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    Sab says:

    @Mnemosyne: That’s good, cuz that stuff isn’t good for you.

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    Mike in NC says:

    The beatings in the West Wing will continue until morale improves, says Captain Chaos.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Mnemosyne:
    I understand. Did you ask your Dr about it? What did they say?

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    Baud says:

    @raven:

    :-)

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    Steve in the SFO says:

    @raven: if I were on that jury, I’d vote for acquittal!

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @TenguPhule:
    Yeah it is, but the people who own and manage it have local connections with old mob figures as well as local political connections. They also didn’t have enough storage for all the stables and chairs so they put the excess in the fire exit hallway in the rear of the building.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @raven: 20,000 tons may have been a bit of overkill.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @raven:
    If I won $125 million dollars I’d put myself through Yale, not dump shit on my boss’ lawn.

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    Kraux Pas says:

    @Mnemosyne: Did he breathe better while taking it (better being a relative term)?

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    Ruckus says:

    @p.a.:
    An amoeba would make a better impersonation of a human being that drumpf as well.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @TenguPhule: You come at the king, you best not miss. 20,000 tons ain’t going to miss.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Baud:
    Well, yeah, but I’m not petty like that. I also have no interest getting into trouble with the law and getting a negative story in the national media.

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    jacy says:

    @Sab:

    I work from photos. Here’s the first one I did — Jax for my sweetie’s birthday.

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    debbie says:

    @Steve in the SFO:

    They’ve invaded NPR with their uptalk crap.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Baud: So many people are so limited in their thinking. One could also build an underground and/or mountain top lair.

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    Jeffro says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch: Nunes is saying the same thing – the whole thing was a “setup”

    Really? So Team Trumpov was just sitting there, Innocent as lambs, doing nothin’ wrong, and somehow those dastardly Deep State boys tricked ‘me into doing something wrong (and probably also by accident, of course!)

    Ugh

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    One could also build an underground and/or mountain top lair.

    Do you have any idea how long an environmental impact statement report takes for one of those? //

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:
    You could also spend $75 million of it on a fake presidential campaign just to piss off a superpowered alien because he bruised your ego just by existing.

    If anyone gets this reference I will love you forever. I know Adam would.

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    Sab says:

    @jacy: I love that.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Good luck with your interviews.

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    Doug R says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch:

    John Miller and John Barron are gonna get fired. They’re the biggest leakers in the whole building.

    You missed David Dennison.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Baud:

    Never ever feel bad about quitting. It is one of the great joys in life.

    Two best days.
    1. Telling the CEO of my last job that I was quitting and when he asked why, that my boss was a drunk. I think the CEO was the last person in the company to actually know.
    2. This one really wasn’t about quitting but still a good day about leaving a job. Being shown a radiogram on a Tuesday that totally unbeknown to me, I was being discharged from the Navy any time before noon on that Friday. Of course I walked off the ship at 11:59am. Friday. They needed that time to fuck with me as much as possible.

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    momus says:

    Ya know, “leaker” has a special meaning among small boat sailors. I shouldn’t need to explain beyond Trump is a leaker.

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    Schlemazel says:

    @Steve in the SFO:
    I am forced to work with a bunch of 20-something ‘professional’ college educated women from a major consulting company (think toilet and douche) and 90% of them speak like that constantly. I want to jab my eardrums with a fork to make it stop.

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    smintheus says:

    I’m watching PA primary results, waiting to find out whether my fellow Dems in PA-7 are actually going to do the insane thing and nominate anti-immigrant bigoting, abortion-rights denying, gun-mayhem loving, Trump-suck-uping John Morganelli for Congress. He’s not somebody I can vote for.

    There’s a great alternative in Susan Wild. Morganelli’s buddies in No Labels have been smearing her for months with outlandish lies linking her to the corruption in Allentown – corruption that in reality she helped to expose.

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    glory b says:

    So, I saw that Jeff Weaver has written a book called “How Bernie Really Won,” or some such nonsense. He came on All In as a sub for Wilmer’s bi-weekly tongue bath from Chris Hayes.

    As best I can figure, his theory is that the Dem enthusiasm is all a direct result of Wilmer’s primary race.

    He’s also talking about how the Dems need to work hard to get back all of the votes we lost.

    Neera Tanden is being remarkably tolerant.

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    sukabi says:

    This would all end rather quickly if the WH wasn’t a gun free zone.

    Otherwise,” the official added, “you have to realize that working here is kind of like being in a never-ending ‘Mexican Standoff.’ Everyone has guns (leaks) pointed at each other and it’s only a matter of time before someone shoots. There’s rarely a peaceful conclusion so you might as well shoot first.”

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    glory b says:

    @Schlemazel: Deray McKissick speaks like that too. I’d like to listen to his podcast, but I treasure my remaining sanity.

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    Schlemazel says:

    @Major Major Major Major:
    Smart waiters & waitresses tip out the bus help. If they do more than clear tables well the percentage goes up.

    Also, too. I had forgotten about your quiting so when I red that I thought you meant elected Republicans. You’ll be glad you quit, they didn’t deserve you.

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    sukabi says:

    @Jeffro: yeah, and Stormy Daniels fell on his tiny dick.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Schlemazel:
    It’s a banquet center and we don’t officially get tips. We’re paid the full minimum wage. Also, We don’t have waitresses. We sometimes double as servers when it’s a sit-down as opposed to a buffet.

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    raven says:

    @Steve in the SFO: Miss Teen USA 2007 – South Carolina answers a question

    I personally believe that U. S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and, uh, I believe that our education, like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should—our education over here in the U. S. should help the U. S., uh, or, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq, and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.

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    Doug R says:

    @raven:

    CLAIM
    A lottery winner was arrested after he spent $200,000 to dump manure on his ex-boss’s lawn.

    RATING
    FALSE

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lottery-winner-arrested-dumping-200000-manure-lawn-former-boss/

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    Schlemazel says:

    @raven:
    Gawd, I want to have that guys babies!!

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    Ruckus says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷:
    I got put on a drug that gave me massive and not at all fun hallucinations. This drug has been prescribed for 70 yrs with very minor side effects for better than 95% of patients. My doc, who was about 60 has been prescribing it for over 30 and had never seen anyone with this issue. He didn’t believe me. I told him that I’ve never done acid but I’ve known a number of people who have and this was by far the worst trip I’d ever been told about.
    So, just so you know, I’m in the 1% now.

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    raven says:

    @Doug R: Aw damn!

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Steve in the SFO:
    Did she really say “omg y’all” out loud? I don’t talk like that. But then I’m something of an anomaly in my generation. I sometimes say “man” at the end of a sentence. I hate it when people address me as “bro”, too, online especially when they don’t know what my gender is. My one friend from HS does it all the time when texting.

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    sukabi says:

    @Mary G: I’m guessing there were 5 including Sanders in the room…and all 5 leaked.

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    John Revolta says:

    @raven: Yeah, well at least she stuck the ending.

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    Schlemazel says:

    @glory b:
    I am unfamiliar with her but will try to remember it now to avoid hearing her. It is a crime when people who really have something to say insiste on such an annoying affectation.

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    Platonailedit says:

    @smintheus:

    Fetterman as Lieutenant Governor candie. Yay?

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    Doug R says:

    @raven: I saw the Worldnetdaily and my antennae went up

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    Schlemazel says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷:
    I was responding to m^4’s comment about bussing.

    It may be illegal if they are collecting tips for the servers but not giving them to the servers. Depends on the state you are in I suppose.

    It is worse for back of the house. Cooks almost never get tipped out. I have worked both halves & the money is so much better out front it is ridiculous, particularly when the cooks can make or break a dinner. Even in the high end places most cooks make minimum wage. I have no idea how they afford their cocaine.

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    Sab says:

    @jacy: I love that.@🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷: He nominally lives in Atlanta and came from Memphis.

    In the South people do actually say y’all. My family is six generations Ohio, but I spent my first twelve years in the South, plus three years of grad school, and I can’t get away from saying it.

    “You guys” isn’t gender neutral. “Y’all” is.

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    Steve in the SFO says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷: no, that was my embellishment. We just broke for the day and are having cocktails, so it could well happen in the next hour.

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    Schlemazel says:

    @Doug R:
    You bastid! You went and ruined it for me! ;)

    There are times I hate snopes.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Schlemazel:
    Could you do it back to them so it annoys them so much that they quit? Or might that make it worse?

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    @Ruckus:

    I’m in the 1% now.

    I’ve got some investment opportunities that might interest you.

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    Brachiator says:

    @TenguPhule:

    Do you have any idea how long an environmental impact statement report takes for one of those?

    This is one of the reasons being a supervillain is so expensive. You have to hire an entire staff of hench persons to handle the paperwork and approvals before you can even begin breaking ground on your secret lair.

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    smintheus says:

    @Platonailedit: He’s not Stack. Then again, the mayor of tiny, nearly dead town isn’t really what I was hoping for.

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    clay says:

    From the Axios piece:

    A former senior White House official who turned leaking into an art form made a slightly more nuanced defense of the practice. “Leaking is information warfare; it’s strategic and tactical — strategic to drive narrative, tactical to settle scores,” the source said.

    This sounds like someone whose name rhymes with “Beve Stannon”.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    Is the manufacturer Prescott Pharmaceuticals? Could be a tell.

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    Ruckus says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:
    Talk to my guy.
    I don’t talk to the lower classes.

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    Mike in NC says:

    TV news is reporting that thousands of public school teachers will be gathering in the state capital Raleigh tomorrow to protest lousy salaries and benefits and other longstanding grievances. For some reason this state ranks almost at the bottom for those things. Hard to believe but there it is…

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Maybe a compound, if everyone could agree on what constitutes one.

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    @Sab: you guys is totes gender neutral out here at least.

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    Chet Murthy says:

    @Sab: Something I noticed starting in Jan 1996 (I was out of the country Sep 1991-Aug 1994, so maybe it changed in-between). I grew up in DFW, and everybody growing up had Texas accents. Everywhere, including Dallas. I interviewed for a job in Dallas in Jan 1996, and at lunch, the waitress …. talked like she was from The Valley (you know, Beverly Hills 90210, etc). It was uncanny. And over time, I noticed that, more and more younger Texans had weak-to-no Texas accents. Instead, they had that Southern California thing, including the “uptalking”, y’know? [sic]

    I gotta say, while it might grate on some people’s ears, I LOVE IT. ANYTHING other than a Texas accent, AMEN!

    P.S. They do say “y’all” as the plural of “you”. I still do it from time-to-time, though not often.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Chet Murthy: I never watched the whole thing before. Cray to the cray.

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    Steve in the SFO says:

    @Chet Murthy: blame MTV

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Chet Murthy: SMU effect.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Not really a big fan of Fettywap like Cole seems to be. He’s got that failed Bernie guy stink all over him.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Chet Murthy:
    Funny. “You all” is also an informal second-person plural pronoun in Malaysian English (and in Malay, too; everyone here knows those two languages at least, and using all the languages you know together in conversation is a common habit).

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    NotMax says:

    @smintheus

    Allentown just wouldn’t be Allentown without corruption.

    Traditional values, don’tcha know.

    :)

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: That is one of the reasons, I went with lair. The definition is so much more fluid.

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    @Chet Murthy: Beverly Hills isn’t in The Valley.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @glory b: As best I can figure, his theory is that the Dem enthusiasm is all a direct result of Wilmer’s primary race.

    Did he mention the Stein votes that delivered WI, PA and MI to trump? Does he see any connection?
    /rhetorical

    Neera Tanden is being remarkably tolerant.

    We don’t want them to wish us into the cornfield. Again.

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    @Omnes Omnibus: And a compound must have a bunker.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @glory b: It’s why I don’t watch Hayes any longer. I also find TRMS unwatchable as well unless there is a sub in there.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Somebody must’ve tranqed Neera.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Come get you some.

    Josh Smith
    ‏Verified account @joshjonsmith

    BREAKING: KCNA says North Korea will “reconsider” summit with Trump if U.S. insists on it giving up nuclear program, says it will never give up its nuclear program in exchange for economic trade with the United States

    Reuters Top News
    ‏Verified account @Reuters

    JUST IN: North Korea says will never engage in economic trade with the U.S. in exchange for giving up its nuclear program – KCNA. For the latest on #NorthKorea, follow our live blog https://reut.rs/2L2w2YU

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: This goes without saying. How can an underground and/or mountaintop lair have a bunker?

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    NotMax says:

    @Amir Khalid

    Also too, Spanish in Spain. Vosotros (informal) versus ustedes (more formal).

    Outside of Spain, the latter is generally used as a both formal and informal construction (and always takes third-person verb conjugation, but that’s another story).

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    NotMax says:

    @Corner Stone

    Hayes has been unwatchable since not long after Up. On that more leisurely, long form program, he fluoresced.

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    Peale says:

    @Brachiator: at the same time you’re competing with Bruce Wayne who can build his crime fighting lair because he owns a big company, has the city declare his property a FTZ free from regulations, and everyone looks the other way because he brings up his childhood tragedy whenever someone looks closely. And Superman who builds his in international waters. Neither hires union labor.

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    NotMax says:

    @NotMax

    Once the powers that be took away the plates of crullers and danishes, Hayes as host markedly declined.

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    Yarrow says:

    Aren’t there some primaries today?

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    Corner Stone says:

    KJU just rolled up his copy of Forbes magazine and is spanking Trumps ass like Clockwork Orange.

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    NotMax says:

    @Peale

    Dolt 45’s presidential library will be the Fortress of Narcissitude.

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    jl says:

    @Corner Stone: I thought NK would string their gambit out longer.
    I thought Trump had already moved the goal posts on what NK denuclearization meant, so they could have their warheads and preserve some development capability.

    Some international relations pundsters were saying NK was going to take Trump to the cleaners in order to drive a wedge between US on the one hand and SK and Japan on the other.

    I am puzzled.

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    Corner Stone says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

    I will be speaking to my friend, President Xi of China, this morning at 8:30. The primary topics will be Trade, where good things will happen, and North Korea, where relationships and trust are building.

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    smintheus says:

    Wow, Morganelli has already conceded in a very tight race! What a relief we won’t have to deal with that doccia borsa.

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    jl says:

    @Corner Stone: Was that Trump tweet before he caved in order to save some jobs in China and before NK punked him, or after?

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    Corner Stone says:

    @jl:

    Some international relations pundsters were saying NK was going to take Trump to the cleaners in order to drive a wedge between US on the one hand and SK and Japan on the other.

    KJU has already driven that wedge. Both SK and Japan knew the US was being a simpleton in their rhetoric and lack of preparation. The main thing Pres Moon of SK wants is to warm their relationship with NK. Now what is big stupid ego face Trump going to do?

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    Peale says:

    @Corner Stone: makes sense. They seem rather testy today that Trump hasn’t made any pre talk concessions like they think he’s supposed to.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @jl: @Corner Stone: I thought NK would string this gambit out longer.
    I’m a bit surprised they’re pushing back so hard, so fast, so soon, only because, as you say

    Some international relations pundsters were saying NK was going to take Trump to the cleaners in order to drive a wedge between US on the one hand and SK and Japan on the other.

    trump would sell our allies out for a photo-op, it think the No Koreans know this, and I’m sure Xi knows it. Abe may be realizing giving trump a silly hat wasn’t enough.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Peale:

    And Superman who builds his in international waters. Neither hires union labor.

    With Bruce Wayne, it’s tricky because it’s hard to use any hired labor to build a secret lair and keep it, well, secret. Superman don’t got to hire nobody. The Fortress of Solitude is the biggest DIY project in history.

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    NotMax says:

    @Corner Stone

    In Beijing: “No, Mr. President, that’s not poorly muffled laughter you hear in the background.” (places hand over mouthpiece) “Guys, I know it’s hard but try to stifle it.”

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    Lapassionara says:

    @Doug R: Seriously? You just went and harshed my mellow?

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    jl says:

    @Corner Stone: Seems like NK had a chance of really taking Trump to the cleaners even more if they had strung out their previous negotiating position. Trumpsters were signaling they’d cave on Trump’s previous demands.

    Maybe they are testing to see if they can get more movement their way.

    I am for negotiating with NK, even if it will be a very difficult long term game, as opposed to Dub’s BS chest pounding and do nothing approach, and over war. But seemed to me Trump was going to make huge blunders and NK was going to say ‘go right ahead, you are such a hard bargainer, you scared me so much, let’s talk, Owwee oweee, oweee!’ All the while the Trumpsters were ready to back away from demands Trump made earlier.

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    geg6 says:

    @Corner Stone:

    Except Fettermsn is the real deal. If you knew anything about what he’s done as mayor, you’d know that.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @jl: Last week.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @geg6: Bernie punked him. Doesn’t speak to his judgement all that well.

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    NotMax says:

    @Brachiator

    Alfred Pennyworth, jack of all trades.

    “I’m afraid dinner will be delayed tonight, Master Bruce, until after I finish assembling this nuclear reactor.”

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    Another Scott says:

    @NotMax: +1

    Hehe.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    Brachiator says:

    @NotMax:

    Dolt 45’s presidential library will be the Fortress of Narcissitude.

    Featuring a hall of gold rimmed mirrors with a single chair in the middle of the room.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @TenguPhule: The President is the head wolf but without the sheep’s clothing. I assume only horrible people would work for him so of course his White House is leaking like a sieve.

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    smedley the uncertain says:

    @jacy: Thanks for the break in the action….

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    danielx says:

    @NotMax:

    Well, can think of certain individuals in the White House who I would like to take a leak on.

    Nope. Not a one of them, and especially not if they were on fire.

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    Chet Murthy says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: From the distance of Texas, uh, Southern California is all one big mash. LA? SD? All the same, from Bumfuck Egypt, TX.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Chet Murthy:

    We feel the same way about Dallas and Houston, TBH.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Fuck Dallas. Bunch of assholes.

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    The Lodger says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷: Well, so far no one has mentioned President Calvin Ellis of Earth-22…

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    Bruce K says:

    I wonder if there’s anyone left in the halls of power with the brass nerve to bring a printout of the Constitution to the Oval Office, with Article 3, Section 3 highlighted. Every time the man brings up the T-word, that’s what flashes in my head.

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    Jamey says:

    @Mnemosyne: My allergist prescribed VivAgain to counteract sudden death. So far, so good…

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