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February 06, 2019

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Darleen

Nancy either needs better fitting dentures or spring for implants. The weird sucking things she was doing with her mouth were disturbing .. I half expected an implosion at some point.

Sanders is an old pinko who thought the brass ring was finally within reach.

David

Morning, madam.

[ Lifts coffee mug. ]

Jacob

not entirely enthusiastic

https://twitter.com/realKrisCruz/status/1092984448851816449

John D

CBS poll: 76% approval.

David

Contrasting interpretations.

Telegraph.

Guardian.

MC

I bet Bernie was fantasising about shipping Trump to the gulag...

The Daily Mail for Lefties' take is somewhat undercut by it quoting a CBS instant poll which reveals 76% approval for the speech and 72% approval for Trump's immigration policies.

Squires

What was with the Nurse Ratched cosplay brigade?

David

What was with the Nurse Ratched cosplay brigade?

“Suffragette white,” apparently. Because, you know, Trump is about to outlaw women or something.

I wonder if the white-suited ladies of the left, all busily signalling their feminist pieties, understand the optics of pointedly not applauding news of job creation and record levels of employment, especially among minorities and the disabled, the people they claim to care about, during a speech about common ground and common good. To say nothing of when those same ladies of the left, faced with news of a boom in women’s employment, thanks chiefly to their opponent, promptly decided to applaud themselves.

Whatever the ladies’ motives, it’s not an ideal look. At least, not from here.

Jonathan

Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence—not government coercion, domination, and control,

America was founded by Englishmen to secure the rights and liberties of Englishmen 'for themselves and their posterity'. The founders believed that they were lucky to have created a new nation composed of the same stock i.e Brits, and that if they were to import millions of non-Englishmen, the nature of the US would be massively changed. They were right.

David
Each woman in white sat through Trump’s address with a face like a bulldog licking piss off a thistle until he said: “No-one has benefited more from a thriving economy than women, who have filled 58% of the newly created jobs last year.” At which point they rose to their feet, high-fived each other, and delivered a round of applause in congratulation to… themselves.

Tim Newman, here.

Pogonip

White suits are better than pink pussy hats.

Ray

You can say this will never be a socialist country until you are blue in the face but if a majority of your countrypersons want the place run by mad women and minorities then it will be.

boo

What were the red lapel buttons that the handmaidens were wearing? Some sort of retro Soviet thing?

Adam

76% approval, but only from the handful surveyed. That means the overwhelming majority of people support Pelosi, Cortez, Sanders, and Beto in demanding instant total socialism now! “For the People” (TM).

svh

those same ladies of the left... promptly decided to applaud themselves.

LOL. No change there.

Adam

Re: Bernie

That WAS his happy face!

RNB

"What was with the Nurse Ratched cosplay brigade?" I think it was considerate of them to take their hoods off before being seated.

Sam Duncan

“What was with the Nurse Ratched cosplay brigade?”

They look like some kind of creepy cult. Oh, wait... they are some kind of creepy cult.

Ten

Someone explain to me how in a nation predicated on a constitution its elected officials, sworn to observe and protect it, can be overt socialists whose stated, obvious, apparent, and evident intent is to tear it to shreds.

How is it these people serve, these lunatics and lawbreakers of the highest order? How can they be in office? Why aren't they prosecuted?

Ten

76% approval, but only from the handful surveyed.

• 43% Republican (97% approve)
• 24% Democratic (30% approve)
• 30% Independent (82% approve)

Ten

America was founded by Englishmen to secure the rights and liberties of Englishmen...

The ostensible right became the movement of social justice long ago, predicating itself on the misty-eyed, "huddled-masses" fluff labeled on a gifted statue in a harbor in the 20th Century.

Somehow this revisionist rhetoric typifies the new voice of timid, religiously tolerant virtue and has given the patina of constitutional, structural originalism.

David

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Liz

Contrasting interpretations.

Is there anything Trump could say that The Groan *wouldn't* call 'divisive'?

Darleen

Is there anything Trump could say that The Groan *wouldn't* call 'divisive'?

short answer? No.

Trump's existence is "divisive". For all his wealth, he rode a populist wave into office and has never given the Ruling Class it's due. It has become increasingly apparent that only those that have been vetted by our betters are allowed to come into the fold. Trump irritates them 24/7 and it has gotten them to ignore or excuse the increasing anger and violence against anyone associated with Trump.

Darleen

I'll go to the correction booth now.

Geoffrey

Is there anything Trump could say that The Groan *wouldn't* call 'divisive'?

"Today, Trump pushed forward his divisive plan to tax the wealthy at a mere 99.95% of their income, instead of the full 100% that socialism requires."

David

I’ll go to the correction booth now.

I’ve fired up the generator. On the upside, there are fresh magazines to read.

Governor Squid

...there are fresh magazines to read.

If this 2011 issue of Practical Caravaning is "fresh," I shudder to imagine what you took to the recycling bin.

Is there anything Trump could say that The Groan *wouldn't* call 'divisive'?

The only thing I can think of is: "For the good of the country, I've decided to resign and turn myself in for indictment and imprisonment for all the crimes you freaks have conjured in your fevered imaginations."

Criticas

Is no one on the left capable of critical thinking?

"We are wearing white to celebrate winning the right to vote 100 years ago, and to show how oppressed we are."

Oppression: The number of female voters has exceeded the number of male voters in every presidential election since 1964. "Gender Differences in Voter Turnout" (PDF). Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics. 2017-07-20.

Hal

Re: Bernie

That WAS his happy face!

Yeah . . . For the camera views that I saw come up, I don't remember seeing a change in expression at any point, my read was of someone just sitting and listening . . .

As a long time watcher, two bits that I did note as new and interesting were the repeated chants of U.S.A.!, and the pause to sing Happy Birthday.

---Afterwards, when having a general look at the news, my definite thought was that assorted factions of both the right and left were prolly at that moment scrambling to find out their Official Review(TM) so that they could then chant along with that. The rest of us were simply noting the annual speech and going from there.

Hal

America was founded by Englishmen to secure the rights and liberties of Englishmen 'for themselves and their posterity'. The founders believed that they were lucky to have created a new nation composed of the same stock i.e Brits, and that if they were to import millions of non-Englishmen, the nature of the US would be massively changed. They were right.

Ayup. Absolutely.

It's been all utterly destroyed ever since the Irish and Scots started showing up, especially once the Dutch and the Germans followed, then don't even get us started with the . . . . .

Sam

Ceremonial statement from the leader of the most powerful nation (ever?) on the planet and the esteemed females of the chamber were sure to...coordinate their outfits.

I can't decide if I love or hate the Stupid Timeline, but you have to appreciate the lolz it generates.

David

and the esteemed females of the chamber were sure to...coordinate their outfits.

And then referred to their ensembles as “suffragette white,” as if simply being women, at least while Trump is in office, were some heroic act, some hazardous feat.

Richard Cranium

“suffragette white" vs "KKK white" would have been easier to believe if they had applauded minority job growth.

Sam

as if simply being women...were some heroic act, some hazardous feat

You know what the official color of the abolitionist movement was? Answer: who fucking cares, they wanted slavery banned and got it done regardless of how it affected them personally.

Ten

It's been all utterly destroyed ever since the Irish and Scots started showing up, especially once the Dutch and the Germans followed, then don't even get us started with the . . . . .

So culture isn't upstream of politics, damn that Breitbart.

David

would have been easier to believe if they had applauded minority job growth.

From here, the decision not to applaud was not a good look. It suggested that they would rather disdain Trump than acknowledge any progress towards supposedly mutual goals, the common purpose to which he referred.

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Steve E

And then referred to their ensembles as “suffragette white,”

Hmmm...women didn't have the vote...then they did...who precisely voted to give them the vote? And what colour did they wear?

That patriarchy is very tricksy init.

David

That patriarchy is very tricksy init.

It’s an all-purpose conspiracy theory. A dessert topping and a floor polish.

Bill Peschel

Someone explain to me how in a nation predicated on a constitution its elected officials, sworn to observe and protect it, can be overt socialists whose stated, obvious, apparent, and evident intent is to tear it to shreds.

By not enforcing its laws. By using the courts to subvert existing laws by finding spurious rights not explicitly claimed in the Constitution. By co-opting the FBI into acting as the arm of the Democratic Party. By turning police into revenue generating arms of the state instead of law enforcement agencies.

This is why Jefferson talked about watering the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots.

bilbaoboy

Interesting point of view here for 2020:
https://youtu.be/g0yVPXexdP4

Trevor

Some wag in the Breitbart comments section suggested a Warren/Harris ticket and called it the Squaw/Skank Redemption.

Pst314

”watering the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots” and tyrants.

ACTOldFart

"Divisive" is LeftSpeak for "says and does things I don't like or agree with". The opposite in the Lexicon of Left is "leadership" which means "says and does exactly what I want and tell him to"

Sam

Trevor - that's perfect, thanks for sharing.

Seen at Reason:

"Corey Booker should win the Democrat nomination since he's the only one who's never worn blackface."

pst314

"Divisive"

Or, to quote from The Prisoner, "unmutual".

Spiny Norman

This is not the first time Mad Queen Nan was doing something weird with her choppers at a SOTU:

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Spiny Norman

Please note: this is another example of Spiny's Law, that "all internet image memes must contain at least one spelling or grammatical error".

(no, I didn't make that one, and I can't be bothered I'm not OCD enough to make my own.)

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