I’ve been enjoying the turn the campaign has taken over the last few days as much as the next heartless Democrat. (Will no one think of the Green Room GOP?) And I’m getting nervous: this is August, and until Labor Day comes and goes with Trump still tossing molotovs down the outhouse hole that is his campaign, I’m not going to relax.
But still, one cannot live on outrage and schadenfreude alone. So here’s a little bit of wonderful comedy in glorious black and white. I was reminded of it at the gym when my guy told me to “engage the ropes.” See 2:15 or so to about 2:50 for the resonance.
Anyway: never say I don’t love y’all:
Let this be a recombinant-hair-piece-free open thread.
OT, but Washington state transit officer charged with aiding ISIS. Gave FBI informant 250$ worth of phone credits. Under investigation since 2010. Apparantly money is not free speech, can we charge Adelson et. all with terrorism now?
One of these days, Alice. . .
If you really loved us, you would give some more Tikka. How is the magnificent beast?
It’s not just Trump throwing the Molotovs. Just saw a post about yesterday’s Trump rally on the Facebook page of a friend in the DC area. Apparently there were some anti-Trump protesters out front of the venue chanting “Love Trumps Hate”. Some of his supporters rose to the challenge and began chanting “Hate Will Win” in reply.
I didn’t see the first time around.. Trump has no more TV shows — NBC cancelled everything last year.
No more Apprentice, no more Miss USA, no more Miss Universe.
So.. All the people asserting “Trump’s Not Going Away” are full of hot air, because there’s nowhere for him to stay. After he loses the election, he’s got nothing left.
My guess is that Trump will experience bigot explosions on a regular basis that outrage or deeply concern most voters, even most whites who probably have some bigotry, are not totally committed to the mindless version 24/7. He can’t think any other way, and can’t imagine other people think any other way either. And my guess is that his list of mindless ;bigotries is long, so no telling what group will turn up next.
And that is not including periodic explosions when random people show up in the news who do not bend to his will.
One front that requires attention is going after Pence, who seems to have the good cop duty, and seems to be running around trying to clean up Trump’s messes. Gotta try to keep the media from reporting that the decorative and by all evidence quite dumb veep nom trying to pretty up Trump’s ugly nonsense does not solve the problem.
Sister Rail Gun of Warm Humanitarianism
“Engage the ropes?” Pilates or boxing?
Though the first thing that comes to my mind would be this at about 0:34.
@Sister Rail Gun of Warm Humanitarianism: Battle ropes — that long heavy thang you’re supposed to swing. Comes at the end of the workout, just as I’m ready for my arms to fall off.
Howdy Tom. Thanks for the flashback.
I finished Einstein in Berlin and loved it. I have Ice Time and Measure for Measure in my suitcase for a work trip tomorrow.
I appreciate all of the reading pleasure.
@Gavin: As long as Fox has a business channel, he’ll have somewhere to go.
@Ultraviolet Thunder: Awesome. Many thanks!
(Did I mention that Hunt for Vulcan has just come out in paperback?…)
Sister Rail Gun of Warm Humanitarianism
@Tom Levenson: So my first thought was right, just without the nice German blonde. :D
I read the hardcover, the first of your books that I read. Had to get the rest based on that. The time has been well spent.
Trump addresses his little balls every night, goodnight little fingers, goodnight little balls.
@Tom Levenson: I recall how much I enjoyed reading Newton and the Counterfeiter, and then later figuring out that the Tom Levinson who wrote the book was you. Great stuff.
Newton was really educational for me. I didn’t know where fractional reserve banking came from. A very pleasurable way to learn.
I gotta get back to a faulty laser.
Have a good day all.
It’s amazing to me, looking at this clip now, how much the modern-day hipster aesthetic seems to have been inspired by the way Norton habitually dressed. All he needs is a waxed mustache.
Also, just what physical control the old comedians had.
@Ultraviolet Thunder: Woo! Again…thanks.
@Capri: Not if the Murdoch kids have anything to do with it. They aren’t stupid and want to keep the business going. Right now the Fox brand is being seriously damaged not only by Trump but by the Ailes revelations. Whether the male co-anchors who have been supporting him will survive is not clear. Several of the women who’ve given their stories have mentioned Ailes wanted them to “date” his friends as well. When that list gets out, all bets are off.
The average Fox News prime time viewer is 68 years old. The sons are going to need to retool and rebrand. Curious to see what they come up with.
Maybe Putin will put him up in a Dacha.
name those names!!
@Gavin: Oh, don’t worry, millionaire a**holes like him always find a golden parachute. Plus he’s got millions of suckers all primed for his next con.
Remember the leader by the third week of August has won every presidential election in living memory.
West of the Cascades
Hopefully-Soon-To-Be-President Clinton and the DNC and related PACs have millions of dollars to spend on post-Labor Day ads that just show the “Best” of Trump. Over and over, dissing a woman with a baby. Dissing the parents of a dead soldier. Being Trump. I’m hopeful that the gifts Trump is giving in August will be endlessly recycled for voters the next two months.
West of the Cascades
That would be difficult, since President Obama has had Trump’s little balls in a jar in a drawer in the Oval Office since the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
and if he wins we can blame NBC for firing him. It won’t help.
“Y’all,” BTW, is the perfect plural second person. Take note, western- and northerners.
It’s one of the few positive contributions of the south to the national discourse.