This video from CPAC 2015 of Trump telling Hannity he's likely to run for president and describing himself as the "king of building walls" is interesting in hindsight. The past 5 years have really aged all of us. (video via Time) pic.twitter.com/SYR1vupirq
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 27, 2020
To be honest, we still do… before we burst out sobbing / screaming.
Pornhub, YouPorn and XXXVideo are reporting unusually high traffic coming from the Alexandria and Fort Washington area which coincidentally is where CPAC is currently being held.
— YS (@NYinLA2121) February 27, 2020
Well, CPAC has freedom of association. And to be fair, Steve King is much more representative of their views than Mitt Romney.https://t.co/UXW1uqf81c
— AlmostAllBetterNowHat (@Popehat) February 28, 2020
One underappreciated feature of young reactionaries is that they are *palapably* jealous of the left's cultural power & desperately, desperately want to be invited to cool parties of their own. https://t.co/GuDMTRvvIE
— David Roberts (@drvox) February 27, 2020
Let's dispense with the notion that CPAC is anything more than ComicCon for people who boycott Star Wars
— zeddy (@Zeddary) February 24, 2017
Apparently, 2020 Katsucon, an annual 3-day fan convention and CPAC are taking place at the same time and place – the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center National Harbor, MD
Scrolling through Instagram was a challenge to decipher.
There's got to be a punchline pic.twitter.com/zlp7TbHcXG
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) February 28, 2020
The United States is the greatest country on earth, and we should not apologize for that. Can’t wait to be back at @CPAC tomorrow morning and share the stage with @DonaldJTrumpJr, @SenHawleyPress, and @amber_athey. #CPAC2020 pic.twitter.com/nQnhw0Qr7G
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 28, 2020
The new Coronavirus Czar:
At CPAC, Mike Pence claims that unlike the Obama administration, Trump has "taken the fight to radical Islamic terrorists on our terms on their soil."
In fact, under Obama the US military killed Osama bin Laden, responsible for the worst terror attack in US history. pic.twitter.com/X8dOb5UHxC
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 27, 2020
GOP congressman pushes lie that 'illegal votes' in Texas could hurt Trump https://t.co/guFPE9judw
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 27, 2020
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tells CPAC audience, "President Trump campaigned on getting rid of Common Core, which is a massive overreach on the part of the federal government. We've done that."
This is not true. It is absolutely false. pic.twitter.com/0G9GQZYIxs
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 27, 2020
rep. steve king gives a surprise introduction to a panel on free speech at CPAC, saying that he feels like he’s among “friends” here.
CPAC earlier told journalists that, when pressed on king’s presence at the conference, “anyone can buy a ticket.” pic.twitter.com/5DIeJrp1d6
— hannah gais (@hannahgais) February 27, 2020
This is not a criticism. It is a question.
Do the attendees of @CPAC believe this?@tedcruz lives in one of the most exclusive areas in Texas.
His wife held a senior role at @GoldmanSachs.@realDonaldTrump lives in a gold adorned penthouse. https://t.co/TvqpgYF0Fr
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) February 28, 2020
It’s a big CPAC for the Epoch Times, the conservative newspaper run by members of Falun Gong. Three sets at media row (with their sister TV station) and huge commercials in the main hall. pic.twitter.com/oJXvUEbvJ9
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) February 27, 2020
This is a bad look for #CPAC2020 https://t.co/dNj36XWsOD
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 28, 2020
CPAC is a place where right-wing conspiracy theorists can spew insane stuff like "socialized medicine killed Princess Diana" and not get laughed out of the room. pic.twitter.com/7ra1XdYxUj
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) February 27, 2020
#Coronavirus hysteria knows no limits.
And @TheDemocrats are trying to weaponize it against @realDonaldTrump
Our #CPAC special, featuring @RealDeanCain, @mboyle1, @Nigel_Farage, and @Jim_Jordan
WATCH #AMERICAFirst : https://t.co/zGlcX8oH0U pic.twitter.com/dBYOvGQKl0
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) February 27, 2020
And they have the nerve to do all this buffoonery for a white audience at #CPAC during Black History Month.pic.twitter.com/n5vu5K574I
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) February 27, 2020
every year at cpac, a random b-list fox person is contractually obligated to lose it on some 20-year-old mediaite stafferhttps://t.co/HV7XPOOkmi
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) February 27, 2020
Amongst the fierce warriors for justice at @CPAC, continued litigation by @TomFitton and @JudicialWatch has proven essential to uncovering the attempted coup against @POTUS. America thanks you!https://t.co/p5PLKbcYLK
— Carter Page, Ph.D. (@carterwpage) February 27, 2020
Alex Jones gets warm welcome at CPAC pic.twitter.com/owau110gUl
— Alex Jones Groyper (@AlexGroyper) February 27, 2020
infowars kicked me out of their CPAC party in a record time of roughly one minute, though joke’s on them because i managed to tip the bartender for my free sprite.
— hannah gais (@hannahgais) February 28, 2020
It’s great to be back. @CPAC pic.twitter.com/Q6PLPFNEMa
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) February 27, 2020
The organizers still have *some* standards, though…
Gavin McInnes has been kicked out of CPAC
Yet far left journalists who make it their mission to destroy the lives of conservatives are not only allowed, but they’re given media credentials & full access
— Ashley StClair ?? (@stclairashley) February 27, 2020
New: Gavin McInnes was kicked out of CPAC. A person who interacted with McInnes before he was ejected told RWW that McInnes threatened to assault them and that they reported him to venue security. with @k2doehttps://t.co/YHv4ZEaY7B
— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) February 27, 2020
This was not the proper post to read right before going to bed. Looking at the bright side, I suppose the Stupid-to-English translators are finding a lot of work over there.
I think fundamentally this explains what happened to the Republican Party. “Let’s do what we can to help people,” is an intrinsically popular position with a lot of people, and will give you a lot of cultural power. “Let’s keep taxes low so wealthy families can stay wealthy without needing to work at it,” is stupid in a way that isn’t even popular with most stupid people; that just gets you ignored. “It’s all their fault, and we’re going to make them pay!” is popular, for a certain definition of popular. You get invited to parties that way. (Specifically the NSDAP, but hey, a party’s a party.)
Remember when? I still do.
There’s always clarifying a broth.
If nothing else and after all else has failed, we’ll have soup.
David ??Merry Christmas?? Koch
JFK Jr sure looks disfigured from that plane crash.
Oh Glass and Burlap. I wonder if they’ll be ashamed on their deathbeds.
Western lands get a positive ruling.
Probably beats listening to old farts talk about all the cool parties that they went to back when. I’d bet it really beats comparing how much you can lie about your net worth….
Well at least CPAC isn’t a bunch of conservative loons trying to out bullshit each other……. Oh wait.
@HumboldtBlue: How many divisions does the greater sage grouse have?
@Joey Maloney: Oh God, that article it was attached to! Unsustainable employee retirements my ass.
I’m about 24 hours late with this (as always) but someone was looking for female scientist documentaries and I need to suggest The Secret of Photo 51. It’s about pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin: https://vimeo.com/12471144
Crick and Watson (unapologetically) stole her work on DNA and hogged all the credit, basically cheating her out of a Nobel prize. Watson still laughs about it to this day. It’s maddening to watch but really informative—and it’s narrated by film goddess/Alien ass-kicker Sigourney Weaver!
Gaylord? Gay lord?
The deities of irony are laboring overtime.
These are not the words of “it’ll get better, just walk it off.” — Global stocks have entered correction territory and it’s now that we can start to consider the market is entering the period of peak fear.
Dow Jones Industrial Futures are down another 620 ppints, their worst pefformance of the week. Today is going to be crazy again.
@Shalimar: Good thing Trump is on it and put Dr. Pence in charge. //
My dad had a saying for this: “These people could fuck up a steel ball with a rubber band”.
Re Dow: the Purchasing Manager’s Index specific to manufacturing has been in negative territory for a year. A “manufacturing recession.” We can thank Trump’s tariffs for that. The falling stock market will almost certainly push the general economy into recession. I know I among many others was hurt by the last one, and I really hope this one is not deep or prolonged. But, it will hurt Trump. The strong economy has been the mainstay of his support. The annual deficit will blow way past one trillion dollars, and Trump talked big in 2016 about ending the deficit. “Promises kept” is a Trump campaign theme but he sure hasn’t keep that one. And Trump will blame everyone but himself. Nobody likes a whiner. Except other whiners. This is big trouble for Trump.
@hervevillechaizelounge: Rosalind Franklin was secretive about the results of her research for some reason and what she did report publicly about her investigations into the structure of DNA were wrong, as it turned out. What she did have was a very good lab technician working for her who produced superior photographic evidence of the structure of crystalline DNA using X-rays. Those images are what Watson saw/stole and understood at a glance based what he and Crick had derived on their own.
It makes for a good conspiracy theory, a woman genius done down by a sexist establishment and denied her rights but the reality was a lot more complicated. Science is mostly the art of telling others what you’re doing and what you’ve found out and Rosalind Franklin wasn’t doing that part of the job.
She died of cancer before the work on DNA was rewarded by a nomination for the Nobel Prize so she was never eligible to receive it in any case, it’s not that her Prize was “stolen”.
I would like to see some of the people being kicked out of CPAC to ironically shout out “You’re violating my 1st Amendment rights!”
The local Fox station ran an interview with James O’Keeffe oozing all kinds of gravitas. //
@debbie: I’m sure O’Keefe was oozing, but doubt that it was gravitas.
Re: the subject, we could never laugh at people who made the news preaching hatred against their friends and neighbors, without any repercussions.
There was a time when we might have thought that they’d crap the bed badly enough, the stench would drive away anyone remotely moderate, but, the GOP has a *very* clever method of letting most of their politicos benefit from the hatred and division, while never having to indulge themselves.
The best part of their ploy? Let the Dixie Chicks point out that they’re ashamed the President, who just lied us into a war, was a *Texan*, and Democrats have to be asked what they think about it. Let CPAC speakers say that some huge percentage of the women in this country should be hounded down, charged with murder, and executed, and “well, I don’t attend CPAC, I don’t know anything about this.”
No need to condemn, because, hey, you can call someone a baby killer a dozen or more times on national TV, and still act shocked, *shocked*,
to find gambling”… “your winnings from the tables, sir”that someone decided to plant said baby killer.