Just a reminder that Joe Biden’s dog is the Joe Biden of dogs. pic.twitter.com/8BQBO8HDA3
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) September 16, 2020
the most joe biden fact is that his dogs are named champ and major
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) September 16, 2020
(Champ doesn't sit)
Joe: c'mon, man
— JC Foster ?? (@badbirdkc) September 17, 2020
(Bonus points: Champ’s a rescue… well, actually a ‘foster fail’.)
That head tilt on Major is perfect.
Here’s a cat video:
Biden should bring his pups to the debate.
Death Panel Truck
I had a beautiful black cocker named El Duque, for Orlando Hernandez. Best dog name ever. He was The Duke.
Biden has a G-shep.
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY VOTE NOW!!!
OMG, that shepherd gives Trump one hard stare and Trump’s moving faster than we’ve ever seen him, stage left.
Boris Rasputin (the evil twin)
I imagine Trump’s animal spirit is either a slug or a poisonous toad.
Trump doesn’t like dogs, wasn’t that enough of a warning?
@trollhattan: And we already have anecdotal evidence (from the first Mrs. Trump’s tell-some book) that dogs sense that Trump is evil and react accordingly. Major and Champ can take care of it if Trump refuses to vacate the White House on 1/20/2021. Just let them sink those fangs into his nutsack, and he’ll skedaddle!
@Boris Rasputin (the evil twin): Trump’s never had a pet in his life. Not because he’s allergic or some other health-related reason, but because he thinks pets are freeloaders and pet owners are suckers and losers.
LOL! Yeah, that doggo is adorable!
Between Champ and Major, and Bailey, the Dems have a great dog game. Does Pence have a pet?
Somehow that seems physically difficult if not impossible, until he is released from the fangs.
@Shana: I think they have a rabbit.
@Boris Rasputin (the evil twin): Even more of a warning that dogs (and probably all animals) don’t like him. I mean, I’m assuming they don’t because unlike Trump, animals have more than three functioning brain cells.
God forgive me, but I’d love to see Trump try to pet a dog and have it bite the fuck out of his tiny little hand.
@Shana: Pence is a pet. How else would Mother stay entertained?
@glory b: I was working on a punchline for that joke, but apparently it is true, or trueish. https://time.com/5205058/john-oliver-mike-pence-gay-rabbit/
I want a T-shirt with a grinning picture of Joe and a word balloon: “C’mon, man!”
@Alison Rose: As I recall, Trump made them muzzle the dog from the ISIS? raid.
Here’s one version of the story https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/national-international/hero-military-dog-injured-in-al-baghdadi-raid-honored-by-trump-at-white-house/2126131/
Add-on to last night’s recommendations (BGinCHI thread): NK Jemison’s Broken Earth trilogy is spectacular. There’s also the Imperial Radch trilogy by Ann Leckie.
@JaySinWA: But but but his groupies tell me he’s BIG TOUGH STRONG MAN RAWR.
@Alison Rose: ??
@Salty Sam: I have a beer coozie from the 2012 race with Biden and the phrase “cheers, champ!” on it.
They can bury me with it, I’ll never sell it ??
@Boris Rasputin (the evil twin): Trump’s animal spirit is a tapeworm.
@Alison Rose: Apparently he was restrained from muzzling the dog, but was assured the dog was in a good mood. Maybe doggy downers?
@JaySinWA: Was that the dog with the ambiguous gender?
(As in, it had one set of genitalia, but Trump used the wrong pronoun, and it went downhill from there as usual.)
Gotta say…we are closing in on nearly 2 weeks of constant endless smoke here in the Portland area to the point that your eyes burn when you go outside and you wear your mask to filter the smoke out of your lungs.
I’m fucking done with this and 2020.
I can handle the pandemic if I can go for long walks and bike rides and hikes outdoors with the dog. I learned to live life while being anti-social.
I can handle smoke that keeps you indoors if you can go out to coffee shops and such and spend the day in places like Powell’s Books or the local library.
I can’t handle the combination. This has been the longest 10 days of the pandemic for me. I’m just fucking weary of it.
@Jeffro: I have the same one. I’ll be using it election night.
@Boris Rasputin (the evil twin): I always took it as a red flag. The man’s got no love to give anyone.
Major looks like a very cool doggo.
@glory b: Marlon Bundo.
Pence & Mother have (IIRC) a small menagerie of cats, dogs and a rabbit. It’s his one redeeming quality. Trump was vocally disgusted when they brought their pets to DC, he thought it was dirty and ridiculous.
He’s just such an ass, on every possible level.
ETA: they also installed a beehive at the VP residence. I really don’t want to find things to like about M/M Pence at this point.
He is the pet.
Not Mr. Rainbow’s finest effort but it’s fun nonetheless.
Too bad your midweek storm was a bust. Is there another on the way?
We got serious onshore air overnight and this morning’s AQI was 0. It’s 30 now (drivers be driving) but what a relief. Sat photos show the smoke pushing northeast towards Idaho, who have fires of their own to deal with.
I’m with you.. I was just describing how shit life has been on my work zoom call. Mustard colored days, smoke, soot, and having to wear masks while going out because the smoke is so bad.
Fuck this year. Not only for the pandemic, wildfires, but I’m still mourning Neil Peart, Chadwick Boseman, and others. Bah.
@Shana: Pence is his wife’s pet. Cain beat me to it.
I know. He’s like the perdogification of Joe.
@cckids: Never trust anyone who hates animals, right? Even his adult kids don’t have any pets, do they?
@Kent: It is unbearable, but what else can we do but bear it?
I want to see that happen so hard.
@cckids: Hate the sinner, love the sin, as Ogden Nash said.
@Heywood J.: Ivanka has an all-white designer dog that shed all over her couch the one time she published a picture of it, so it has never appeared again that I know of. Probably has its own nanny.
ETA: Here’s an article. They named it Winter.
Jennifer Rubin has a blistering column today. WaPost: Why I dropped ‘conservative’ from my Twitter profile
Shall I put excerpts here, or in the Barr thread below? Nothing upsetting in there for us. She really takes the wood to Republicans, and the frauds who call themselves “conservatives.”
Oh: and Champ is a wonderful doggo.
@Heywood J.: Not that I’ve ever seen.
That pic of Major-its true that dogs and their owners start to resemble each other!
@Heywood J.: Ivanka may have a dog.
“Donny” and Eric shoot animals.
He/his family had several pets (rabbits and such) when he first became VP. I remember that Trump mocked him mercilessly for the moral weakness of liking animals. Don’t know what the situation is now.
So pleased to hear the positive stories about Mandy Patinkin down below. I had always liked him, but picked up some chatter a while ago about him being a dick.
@cain: And John Prine
Patinkin played a dick professionally on “Dead Like Me”.
Oh, we’ll get through. It’s not like we are living through Stalingrad or something. But fuckit, I don’t have to like it.
@RedDirtGirl: I think dickishness is often a regrettable side-effect of being an actor. (Another ex: William Shatner)
Have you folks seen this? Coronavirus Task Force member is going to vote for Joe Biden because Trump doesn’t really care about anyone but himself.
Watch the video, the Post article leaves out the best part – Olivia Troye says that Trump once said that maybe the Coronavirus was a good thing, because “I don’t have to shake hands with these disgusting people.” Who shakes, or used to shake, hands with Trump? His slavering fans who attend his rallies. This is almost a Face In The Crowd moment…
Don Jr discovered they were an endangered species of rabbit and paid $10,000 to hunt them in Melania’s renovated Rose garden. The controversial concrete paths were actually lines of sight for his high powered scope.
I’m pretty sure this is true, but in the spirit of the times I refuse to fact check it.
@Mary G: OK, thanks for the link. It’s a pretty dog, but a Pom-Husky mix would definitely need some attention and activity.
The dog looks quick and agile, which will come in handy when a coked-up Donny Junior comes over and tries to, well, you know….
Ceci n est pas mon nym
@SiubhanDuinne: I had a chance to be attacked by a police German Shepherd once. Volunteered to wear the padded suit during a demonstration.
A 100-lb dog leaping at you at full speed is like a freaking freight train!
Trump wouldn’t get 2 steps before that dog got a hold of his fat ass and brought him DOWN.
I had to laugh at the first exchange of comments after the story at the link:
@Jeffro: “I’ll never sell it.” Good for you. I wouldn’t either.
BTW anyone know where I could sell some John Anderson memorabilia? I found a bunch when cleaning out my parents’ house.
If I were not already going to vote for Biden, the dog would have convinced me. I love that face!
Of course Trump doesn’t see the point of animals. They don’t have any money he can screw them out of.
@trollhattan: just east of Seattle in Woodinville, the AQI is either 161 or 172.
Rain tomorrow and Saturday, possible total of 3/4″ of rain.
J R in WV
I don’t have a link, but I’ve seen the video more times than enough to think it would be easy to find. They were going to shoot a commercial with Trump at a busy desk, with a Bald Eagle on a stand on the desk.
It didn’t work out well, because before they could even start, the eagle did it’s best to take off a piece of Trump’s face, any part, eagle was not picky. Eagle was accurate, though, in it’s understanding of Trump!
Trump, sadly, ducked away pretty well for a sedentary toad, and was not injured… but there was not ever going to be a video of Trump with an eagle!!
J R in WV
People do collect political stuff like that. Maybe eBay? Or a pro political collectibles dealer…
My dad and uncle collected button-style pins from way back… wife has them all now, from early 1900s — as well as a big collection of depression era mine-issued script, paid as wages, only good at the company store. Not for sale.
@Shana: a gay bunny named Marlon Bundo
@narya: So much enthusiastic nodding.