I just purchased this knitting pattern. https://t.co/H4hmVQUfbM#yarnbomb #craftivism
— Aileen Bartels (@AileenBartels) July 13, 2018
Ok, this one made me laugh. covering the London protests with @becsully @franklangfitt pic.twitter.com/O1FGePGc7H
— Mary Louise Kelly (@NPRKelly) July 13, 2018
Best sign from the #UK, no doubt!#FridayFeeling #TrumpProtest ?@realDonaldTrump? pic.twitter.com/MoTxJjK08y
— Mike Axelrod (@mike_axelrod) July 13, 2018
Tell him one’s not in. #trump pic.twitter.com/w6KtYwzIHd
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) July 13, 2018
Edinburgh International Festival with a message for Trump. #ScotlandagainstTrump pic.twitter.com/3lFreTuzgo
— John MacDonald (@1johnmacdonald) July 14, 2018
Donald Trump's arrival with the First Lady at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland has been met with a protest from the air. A Greenpeace paraglider propelled past him with a banner saying 'Trump well below par' – it was in protest at his stance on green issues. Watch video here pic.twitter.com/xvhLByfnYo
— Zora Suleman (@ZoraSuleman) July 14, 2018
Who made this? It's perf. pic.twitter.com/AXINAJ7OAU
— Jay Kuo (@nycjayjay) July 14, 2018
I'm enjoying reading all the positive responses from Americans about the Trump protests in the UK.
But, hey, you guys helped us defeat the Nazi's a while back, it's only fair we help you do the same now…
— Stu Cameron (@stucam7771) July 13, 2018
Looking forward to stories about white working class Russian intelligence officers who supported Trump and are still sticking by him.
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) July 15, 2018
— gazpacho (@gazpachoblog) July 14, 2018
Does Her Majesty the Queen really have a Twitter account? I honestly can’t tell what is real any more.
“Looking forward to stories about white working class Russian intelligence officers who VOTED FOR Trump and are still sticking by him.”
No less accurate?
I like the Hindenburg parody. Good to see so much creative and amusing resistance.
I just found the Scottish insult generator on Twitter. A good few minutes of fun. I am a Luddite, so I apologize for not being able link.
Villago Delenda Est
I wonder how the Finns will welcome the Asshole-in-Chief?
Good lord, the attack ads… Just when you think Republicans can’t get any more stupid.
I just can’t…
“absolute fucking thundercunt”
“daft boggin’ rocket”
Villago Delenda Est
@? Martin: Ammosexuality needs to be in the DSM. It’s a mental illness.
@Chetan Murthy: I got “Complete Cock-Juggling Twonk” on the first try.
A Ghost To Most
Oh, the inhumanity.
I fell off my chair laughing at the Trumpenberg Blimp (or is it the HindenTrump?)
@JGabriel: I prefer the Trumpenberg Blimp since he just informed the world that his father was born in Germany.
? ?? Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) ? ?
What the fuck!?
Sacha Baron-Cohen has done a national service.
Snarkworth, short-fingered Bulgarian
Since it’s an open thread, may I take this opportunity to share the news that my mystery novel is now available? Here’s the Amazon link:
Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.)
Í swear, Mary Louise Kelly has the weirdest voice. Whenever I hear her, I find it hard to listen to what she’s saying, because all I can hear is the way she talks.
@? Martin: that can’t be real.
I love this one
I have been reading with absolute delight the signs of my fellow Brits during all of this. My favourite though has got to be from Manchester (of course) “We disgraced Mosley out of the Country, now it’s your turn Wotisit Hiltler. (Wotsit = Cheeto)
I wrote a little twitter thread about attending the London march, if you’re interested.
@? Martin: Since I saw that earlier today my brain has been kind of shutting pff whenever I think of it. I can’t/don’t want to believe it’s real yet it appears to be. Still, my mind goes “No. Not possible “
WaPost: Former congressman Joe Walsh explains how Sacha Baron Cohen tricked him into supporting arming toddlers with guns
Twofer. Baron-Cohen got one in at the Israeli crazies too.
Tragical Misery Tour.
@Snarkworth, short-fingered Bulgarian: ooh, congratulations! I’ll have to put that on my reading list!
@Villago Delenda Est: sorry, forbidden by law for the CDC or any federal agency to study gun violence. Thanks NRA.
@Jerzy Russian: There is a blue checkmark next to the names of famous people’s actual accounts.
Mr Stagger Lee
@? Martin: I am watching the video, my Jesus Mercy! The GOP is that serious???!!!. For whom the Gods destroy They first make mad!!! Such a true statement.
“OH, THE SCREWHANNITY!!!”
J R in WV
The Republicans in power are almost all stupid, venal, power mad and perverted by their quest for power and money, with no intelligence nor education to guide that quest.
So I find the amusing snippets Sasha Baron Cohen has found to weave into that bit — well, actually a little painful, as it exhibits the degree to which those men are corrupted by their power mad venality. Which is bad, because they are already pretty powerful in some perverse ways.
But making fun of them is better than cowering in fear from them. So laugh while it’s offered!
@Elizabelle: you could tell me a bunch of lies and I still wouldn’t say things that stupid. What part of what Walsh said would he not have said if SBC wasn’t an Israeli ?
Snarkworth, short-fingered Bulgarian
@Miss Bianca: Thank you!
Mike in NC
Honestly surprised that Trump didn’t “review” the Coldstream Guards by driving past them in his gold-plated golf cart, while not offering a ride to the queen. Totally in character for him.
@J R in WV: but, but, but, the republicans were deceived into saying what they actually believe by a clever lying elitist comedian.
@Mr Stagger Lee: Mr. Larry Pratt is apparently not a hip hopper.
Trent Lott! C’mon, dude.
“I thought he was a wounded veteran so I agreed with him about arming three year olds, knowing I was being filmed”
OK, got it. You are a monument of integrity taken advantage of by a sinister comedian. Funded by Soros, of course.
I am so dreading the Putin-fest tomorrow.
I have a friend who lives near Helsinki and he is a native Finn. To avoid the insanity of the press and presence of Russians, he is taking a vacation out of town, joining many other Finns at this time of year.
He loathes Trump and what he has done to our country. He says that most other countries understand that Americans are not all Republican Trump followers and I tell him often that we hope to regain some ground come November. My friend was on a ferry with American Trump fans last year and he politely engaged in conversation until he finally excused himself, lest he say something about how terrible Trump is. On the return trip, he was joined by Americans who despise Trump and he said they had a much more pleasant conversation; he ended up buying them beer in sympathy.
Finland shares an uneasy border with Russia, but they have a military that is always on alert and prepared for invasion. I hope they remain safe.
“Oh, the yuuuge manatee!”
@R-Jud: This is the number one reason. Thank you for your thoughts!
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.):
Mary Louise Kelly’s voice doesn’t bother me, but I go ballistic every time I hear NPR’s Paris correspondent, Eleanor Beardsley. Drives me right up the wall.
@Chetan Murthy: LOL! Makes me proud of my Scottish heritage.
@Chetan Murthy: scabby bloomin’ cockwomble
Larry Pratt realized that joking about marital rape on camera was a no-no and expressed reservations. Props to the producers for allowing that moment in.
But bring out discussion about The Precious, and all bets are off.
@JPL: That and the signs. Quality signs.
@Teddys Person: Scabby Fucking Bawbag.
@Snarkworth, short-fingered Bulgarian: Got it! I look forward to reading it!
EXCLUSIVE: Former Fox News reporter warns that Trump team is ‘still colluding’ with the Russians
@Snarkworth, short-fingered Bulgarian:
Being a RWNJ must do severe damage to one’s bullshit detector.
@R-Jud: Your twitter thread was fantastic. I hope that you don’t mind that I shared it on my FB page. (I am not on twitter.)
I think your thread would be great as a stand-alone post, if a front pager wants to use it one of these days. Lot of wisdom in there.
@Millard Filmore: I think the rightwing is so out on the fringe, they can’t recognize parody.
And I think that’s why Baron Cohen’s posing as an Israeli was so excellent. They know there are some crazy (ie. radical) Israelis, and would not expect to know this guy in Second Amendment community, as they might in the US. Made them willing to suspend disbelief just that much further. They deserve to be embarrassed.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Snarkworth, short-fingered Bulgarian: It’s on its way to my kindle.
Gin & Tonic
The Twitter machine is informing me that Alan Dershowitz is joining Julian Assange’s legal team.
In for a penny, in for a pound, I guess.
At this point, if you still call yourself republican, you are Russian. Traitors, top to bottom.
@Gin & Tonic: lol He has a book to sell!
@Gin & Tonic
Is he licensed to practice law in the U.K.? Or in Ecuador, for that matter?
Just agree with whatever the raving lunatic is spittling at you, and cash the check.
Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.)
I’ve reached this point myself. Are there any left who haven’t sold out to Russia? What the fuck? I can remember Reagan from when I was a kid. He sucked ass, but at least he wasn’t a traitor. I think these guys have all sold out. I don’t know if we’ll ever learn the whole sad, sorry tale, but I can only assume that at least some of these people are going to go down hard. I wonder how long it’ll be before we learn who that guy running for Congress was who tried to get shit that the Russians stole. I don’t think I’ve heard whether he won or lost his race. But shit. If one of these creeps did that, there isn’t any way in hell that he was the only one.
it is just fcking heartbreaking to see these supposedly rational human beings, who are in various leadership positions no less, be supportive, even enthusiastic, proponents for guns — and mortars! — small children. Democracy is supposed to work by free speech and the market of ideas — but what case can you make to people driven by such irrationality? That video is hard to watch.
@Gin & Tonic: Ooo I’m gonna shun that guy SO HARD
@R-Jud: Thank you — that’s a great analysis.
HRH kicking a soccer ball around Trump is genius!
@patrick II: They’re crazy dangerous. No filter, or not much of one. Kudos to Sacha Baron Cohen for exposing them.
@Ken: Yeah, I think it’s more this.
They don’t con you because they LIKE you…………………….
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.): There will be some lower level Republicans who haven’t sold out to Russia. All have benefited from the Russian interference into our elections, however.
When Assange is extradited to the US, Dershowitz can do there work here.
In my opinion, Larry Pratt’s goal is to make sure every white supremacist, sovereign citizen, weekend militia guys, preppers, etc are as heavily armed as possible, when the race war comes and they can finally put darkies in their place.
“Welcome to Finland. We have winters as white as your cabinet!”
If Trump and Putin aren’t discussing how to rig this election for Republicans, I will be surprised.
I am at the point that if Trump doesn’t return Alaska to the Russians, I will call it a success.
@gene108: I used to live about a half mile away from the guy. Never ventured over to his street, but knew he was there. Larry Pratt is quite the asshole, and has used his life to endanger our own.
@Yarrow: Maybe Dershowitz can negotiate asylum for Assange at Martha’s Vineyard.
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.): Reagan made sure the hostages stayed in Iran until his inauguration. He used drugs to finance gunrunners and built the cartels.
@John Revolta: What happened to that guy? Odie Hugh Manatee? He used to post here.
@opiejeanne: I might’ve seen him over at LGM lately………….not sure.
Villago Delenda Est
@Yarrow: Assange should be removed from the embassy and sent directly to Azkaban.
@Kathleen: they can stroll the beach together and whine about not being invited to any parties.
Just got back from seeing the absolutely wonderful “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” about Fred Rogers’ life.
And the whole time thinking, my God, how far this country has fallen from his beautiful and simple message and life career.
Spoiler: toward the end FOX news makes an appearance. And, yes, it’s as bad as you think…and explains a lot about the Trump phenomenon that they can vilify Fred effin’ Rogers >:(
He still comes by occasionally, although a couple of years ago he said he was stepping away from regular commenting.
Faux News of course mentioned the anti-Trump protesters, but focused instead on:
– an alleged pro-Trump counter-protest by RW Britons that allegedly drew “thousands”
– criticism of the Mayor of London for his alleged incompetent handling of crime in London (psst…the Mayor is Muslim, in case ya didn’t know)…and there’s crime in London under his watch, we tell ya!
@sukabi: Also bingewatch House of Cards on Netflix by the fire.
And when that happens, Trump’s next Presidential pardon will be um….SPOILER ALERT! OK, so maybe I should wait and not risk spoiling the suspense for you all.
@R-Jud: Wow, that’s great! Thanks for that perspective!
Proof that god doesn’t exist while corrupt venal stupid assholes and their equally corrupt venal stupid voters do.
The Trumpenberg made me laugh out loud!!! Where can I get a professional quality poster for my office?