As the American Resistance builds, establishment media (who gave us Donald Trump in the first place) will attack us for being rude, vitriolic, smelly hippies. Rude would be if we sent every last one of them to the guillotines they richly deserve. I’d say a little profanity here and there is pretty fucking polite under the circumstances.
.@ChuckLane1 @realDonaldTrump "Whatever happened to going high when they go low?" Fuck that.
— Independent Voter (@IndieVoterGuy) January 21, 2017
The real point isn’t that Madonna said “fuck,” as in, “Hey, let’s fuck!” or “Who gives a fuck?”
She said, to all those “who said we can’t make a difference: FUCK YOU.”
Much more aggressive (and righteous IMHO) than simply crossing a profanity line.
And it’s fucking Madonna, people. Have you heard of her?
What about a lot of profanity? Maybe on the order of every other fucking word.
Yeah, if they are being hurt by the profanity, remind them that real people, some of them even likely them are being physically and mentally hurt by the actions/intentions of the current government, and that their feelings really don’t fucking match up.
She got off one good FUCK YOU before MSNBC put her on a time delay.
I think the media and the GOP are a little surprised at how – hate to use the word ‘militant’, but hey – militant the resistance to Trump is.
The media is still shaking off its “both sides” and “get along to go along” mentalities, bit by bit.
The GOP is starting to learn what it’s like when your opponent is angry and committed to obstructing at every turn. (And even then, it’s not apples-to-apples to compare our resistance with the Tea Party crap for a number of reasons).
Speaking of the TP: sure would like to see some reporting on how Trump = TP takeover of the GOP. Palin in a suit. Cleek’s Law governance. Know-nothing mindlessness. I won’t hold my breath, but still…
Obscenity is a crutch for inarticulate fuckers.
@BBA: Aw, fuck that.
Reposting from earlier thread
I’m grateful Trump has finally made it acceptable to say pussy in polite company.
@Corner Stone: Two actually.
The first made me laugh (and point at MSNBC for being celebrity fuckers), the second made me cheer!
A reporter on CNN was interviewing a marchers when Wolf cut in saying Scarlett Johansen was speaking. Starfuckers all.
and it allows them to paper over the need for these marches because FOX will bitch about Hollywood boutique protest and not look at the grassroots issues.
When we have a President who talks about the media “lying” about the crowd size at his inaguration to the CIA staff, we are beyond needing to be polite.
Well–we went high for eight years while they went low–and look where that got us? Payback’s a bitch.
Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (Formerly Mumphrey, et al.)
My wife and I just got back from the Washington march. I’m hearing that more fucking people came out today than came out yesterday to watch Trump get sworn the fuck in. That gives me some fucking hope.
@aimai: Compared to Trump, everything is going high.
Yep, they paid us back pretty good by electing that piece of shit into the WH.
Maybe we will finally learn our lesson this time?
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (Formerly Mumphrey, et al.): Fuck yeah! Proud of you both!
@Corner Stone: Hope springs eternal.
@efgoldman: Stop making fucking excuses.
Madonna used profanity. Trump is an obscenity.
Major Major Major Major
Verbal profanity is minor compared to their profane actions.
Got back from the boston rally! Talk about boston strong! 100,000. They originally expected 20,000 but the numbers kept climbing 20,000 every 12 hours towards the end. The march was buggered– we stood without moving, packed like sardines, but it was fabulous !
I’m waiting for a tow truck, my car died.
@BillinGlendaleCA: That’s a sucky birthday.
NPS stopped giving crowd estimates years ago to keep out of he said/she said fights with other march organizers. What the person did with the twitter account was going around that rule. They may not lose their job, but that bumps up against that line.
Officially, what I say on my facebook account is limited by my agency. My PERSONAL account, with my real name. Hatch Act and all that. I still need to re-read the act (haven’t bothered since Reagan) but this man pisses me off.
Also heard of an incident local to DC where one of those big traffic signs said “Congestion ahead due to activities downtown. Head to Canada” (Not exact wording – I didn’t see it – I’ll send it to someone here to post if I can get a copy of the image). I hope the person who wrote it keeps their job too.
Iowa Old Lady
I see Colbert says Kellyanne Conway’s outfit made her look like the nutcracker come to life.
In the meantime, Trump claims there were 1.5 million people at his inauguration. Math is hard.
WaPo is looking fucking radical today. I have the smallest little Quest for Fire ember of hope firmly protected and getting nourished just in case this shit is real.
My wife and a few of her parishioners just left to go to the rally in Grosse Pointe, MI (the posh enclave just north of Detroit). I know, a rally in Grosse Pointe!
@Baud: I did manage to get in the morning hike, don’t think the evening one is a go at this point.
We’ll have a clearer picture tomorrow morning when Chuck talks with Hugh Hewitt on Meet the Press and gets the Republican takeaway from all this and we’ll have to leave it there.
@Major Major Major Major:
As reported by TPM:
Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (Formerly Mumphrey, et al.)
@Major Major Major Major: Yeah, he went to give an informal talk to the C.I.A., and spent a big chunk of it whining about how the press said the crowd at his swearing-in was smaller than it was. This guy–and I’m using this word the way it was meant to be used–literally cannot think about anything but what people are saying about him. That’s all he cares about, that people say wonderful things about him. When they say wonderful things, he goes on and on about how right they are, and how wise they are to see how wonderful he is. When they mock him or say something bad about him, he whines and pouts and calls them big fat poopie-headed meanies. He can’t think about, and doesn’t care about, anything other than that everybody should be praising him all the time.
@Iowa Old Lady: Lying is easy.
Local ABC station said 3/4 million here in LA.
@aimai: I’m done with bringing a knife to a gunfight. We need to raise money and do what it takes to win. We need to stop acting as if we are “allergic to power”, as I read in a piece by I Don’t Remember.
The hot pink pussy hat idea was genius in retrospect. It makes the photos much more visually striking. And think of the commitment of several hours by someone to hand-knit each of thousands of hats.
Ay fucking men
Mike in NC
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (Formerly Mumphrey, et al.): Easily double the number. I was on the Metro way back in 1991 when people were protesting the onset of the Gulf War (“No Blood For Oil”). Very crowded but no clue what the turnout was like.
Can he see the marchers from the White House? I hope so.
@Iowa Old Lady:
It is for fucking morons with 70 yr old bodies and an ego the size of a battleship. Maybe that’s it, he’s always confusing the size of his hugely oversized ego with the size of some of his physical body parts.
mike in dc
in strait places gar keep all store,
And byrnen ye plainland them before,
That they shall pass away in haist
What that they find na thing but waist.
…This is the counsel and intent
Of gud King Robert’s testiment.
–an early articulation of “scorched earth” strategy
The thing that has to sink in is that This is Not Normal, so all that conventional politeness is out the window. We now have an unstable narcissist at the helm of the world’s deadliest arsenal, and a bunch of politicians and media types will reflexively treat it like it’s a normal course of events unless people keep hitting them in the teeth with a 2 by 4. All they care about is power and status, and they’ll go along until the country is reduced to a corrupt kleptocracy. Just watch his “speech” at the CIA. It’s just rambling by a lunatic obsessed with his crowd size, his “enemies” in the press, and his “historic” victory as a popular vote loser who eeked out an electoral college win by around 100k votes in a few counties in the Midwest.
@Ruckus: The funny thing about that lie is that it’s still less than the number of people at Obama’s inauguration.
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (Formerly Mumphrey, et al.):
Just think if they had turned out to fucking vote.!
@Suzanne: Money wasn’t the problem last year. Hillary had many times more money than Trump, and the campaign wasted way too much of it. More organization, more volunteers, more social media, fewer tv commercials.
@catclub: I’m sure 95% of them did, but, yeah, it’s a depressing thought.
Charles Lane has been in the running for biggest media douchebag for a long time now.
Good point. Reminds me that the usually execrable Brian Williams has actually been pretty good today on MSNBC. Credit where it’s due.
@Aimai: I heard 120K.
Wife and daughters went.
Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (Formerly Mumphrey, et al.)
On a brighter note, and I guess I can link this, since it has to do with our failed media experiment, our church was on the front page of the Washington Post Metro section today. There are three churches in the story; ours is Riverside, the Baptist one. There was even an oblique reference to me in the last paragraph, where it says that some of the money the church made went to help my non-profit through which I help schools in Honduras.
The hats turned out to be great – and they were every variety of pink you could imagine, plus women with just cat ears (plus one in a full cat suit, not pink unfortunately). It ended up being something of a unity in diversity thing.
I can believe it was that big. I waited for almost 1 1/2 hr with no ability to get more than 10-20 people on any of the 3 trains that came by while I was there. And the lines at the gold line station were longer when I left than when I arrived. And apparently it wouldn’t have made any difference as some of the trains were by passing Union Station as it was over filled as well.
@BBA I fucking think you wish you had kept your fucking mouth shut.
David ?Canadian Anchor Baby? Koch
What did Madonna do? did she grab him by the pûssy?
@David ?Canadian Anchor Baby? Koch: She said “fuck.”
@Iowa Old Lady:
Her campaign had more money than his campaign, BUT, he got free media, all told he was given billions in free advertising. Every Single Story about Hillary led and ended with she is unlikeable, untrustworthy, e-mails. Any marketer will tell you the key to marketing is repetition and reinforcement of the brand, the media “branded” Hillary as dishonest, unlikeable, lying botch, who endangered national security because E-MAILS. She did not make bad decisions about how to spend her money, she simply could not overcome the deluge that came from the media and shitgibbon supporting superpacs. Remember that in spite of all that she was winning, it took Comey to finally overcome the odiousness of our new president, and even then she still got more votes. No campaign is perfect, but she fought off the media, Russia, and the GOP, she just couldn’t fight off the additional bullshit that came ostensibly from the government of the United States Chief Domestic Law Enforcement Officer.
@Steeplejack (tablet): Not in my opinion. He was having the vapors over Madonna’s language and saying that the left always stabs itself in the foot by being foul hippies in public and turning people off. Laurence O’Donnell pushed back pretty hard against that idiocy, though.
That was a rough spot, I agree. He had sort of a “Cavuto question” moment. “Too coarse?” But in general he has been bringing it with the thunder today.
@azlib: Ya gotta wonder what the spooks thought about that.
@Aimai: so fine!!!
The Trump News Service reports that the turnout for all of today’s Women’s Marches was generously estimated to be approximately 73 people, whereas the turnout for Trump’s inauguration was 3.7 billion and many more who wanted to attend couldn’t because they were unable to acquire tickets to the greatest and most popular event in the history of the world. Asked about the Women’s Marches, the president said, “Pathetic. Nowhere near as big as one of my typical campaign events. Just sad. Sad!”
TNS also reported that Jesus, who was unable to attend due to a prior engagement, sent word directly to Mr. Trump that he looks forward to all the miraculous good that this president will accomplish in the next four years. “Don,” said Jesus, “we may even be able to cancel the apocalypse when you get finished.” With his characteristic modesty, the president acknowledged that Jesus is one of his biggest fans and plans to visit Trump regularly at his Trump Tower HQ. “The classiest digs in the universe” according to the Messiah.
Villago Delenda Est
Charles Lane: Vile civilian never served swine who doesn’t know the value of the word “fuck” in expressing your utter contempt and determination to set things right.
Villago Delenda Est
@TriassicSands: I suspect that Jesus said something along the lines of “You’re out of your element, Donnie” or more succinctly “Shut the fuck up, Donnie.”
@TriassicSands: The BBC just played an extended excerpt (and maybe actually the whole thing). Spicer is unhinged and delusional.
He actually said that Trump’s audience was bigger than even Obama’s because they’re counting in-person and people who watched on TV around the world.
I hope the White House correspondents are at least thinking about boycotting Donnie for a day or so to shut Spicer and the rest of them up. They need the press much more than the press needs Donnie (or especially Spicer). Let Donnie know what it’s like when he’s not on the front page or on the news summary for a change….
It’s hard to know how to respond to the insanity that oozes from every pore of the Trump operation. Trump can’t stand the idea that anyone would ever top him in anything.
I’m surprised he didn’t claim there were millions more people who wanted to attend, but they couldn’t because they’re “illegal aliens.”
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (Formerly Mumphrey, et al.): Neat! Congratulations! I’m happy the people you help will see even more of a benefit as well. Thanks for paying it forward.
Actually, the aggregate Pa + Mi + Wi difference was 77,744:
If you want to add Nader-esque insult to the above figures, here’s how many votes Stein & Johnson got in those states – a big fuck you to the Stein purity ponies for the shit starbursts coming out your ass:
Pa: Stein: 49,941 Johnson: 146,715
Mi: Stein: 51,463 Johnson: 172,136
Wi: Stein: 31,072 Johnson: 106,674
From which it’s obvious that Stein’s diversion of votes from Clinton was easily enough by themselves to swing EACH OF THE THREE states to trump, even aside from Johnson.
yes, this. The hand-wringing over “they’ll mock the hats” was stoopid from the start. The visuals are wonderful.
Dear Media Employees, Why Did You Do It?
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (Formerly Mumphrey, et al.): my name is fucking PIGL and I’m here to say
you’re fucking using fuck in the wrong fucking way.
You said “sworn the fuck in” but that usage is as incorrect as fuck, in the fucking context.
Much more correct would’ve been something like this: “when the fucking fucker was fucking sworn in”
Fuck you very much.
I think we should start a new party called the ‘Guillotine Party’ that represents the common man(woman). It should fight for the right to have affordable housing, living wage, universal health care and education for all. It should advocate for an independent media (not controlled by business interests) and true separation of church and church.