alternate take; even children know not to take the Libertarian Party seriously https://t.co/FtesEGhsQ2
— James Palmer (@BeijingPalmer) October 26, 2020
… or the perpetually adolescent.
To quote John Rogers:
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
Bringing forth a non retraction endorsment retraction from The Spokesman Review from the previous thread:
Spokane WA paper says they will sin no more, but doesn’t exactly retract endorsement of Trump and explain why they did it and what was wrong about it. https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/oct/27/rob-curley-traditions-are-important-but-some-need-
So it looks like Trump held the Midwestern whitebread version of Altamont in Omaha tonight…
Twitter is all, erm, atwitter about Trump’s Omaha rally leaving everyone stranded in the cold and unable to get back to their cars.
@VeniceRiley: a real life personification of Trump/GOP policy writ large… I feel bad for the families of his supporters, how many will be infected and gone by Thanksgiving…
People wandering around in the dark, desperately looking for someone to give them direction.
@VeniceRiley: Oh, I’m sure he’ll find a way to blame the Governor for that.
@piratedan: I feel bad for the nurses and doctors who are already very very busy.
@Luciamia: Dump would blame a Rethuglican man?
Any port in a storm.
@NotMax: T is not an 11th commandment fan.
Don’t worry: I’m sure Team Trump will find some Democratic official to blame for the cockups in Omaha, even if only the fire marshal or traffic director….
@NotMax: More like “I’m an irresponsible orange asshole. Who can I blame for people being mad at me?”
Gonna be nice to have the damn political ads off of YouTube and TV in a week.
@mrmoshpotato: Please. After the Shiatgibbon loses, he’ll immediately start campaigning for 2024.
@VeniceRiley: OMG, just went over to Twitter, and this is… really something, isn’t it?
@JoyceH: It IS! Iowa Starting line also says the beginning of the rally was also a cluster you know what
@VeniceRiley: What’s that phrase? Ah … “you hate to see it”.
Wiki says Green Party has enough ballot access to win 270.
So, an example of the quality of work I expect from libertarians. They’re an odd bunch.
Sometimes I wonder whether there should be a medical term for it. (Edit: sorry, that was uncivil, and from a libertarian perspective, probably fascist hate speech and on slipper slope to eliminationism).
@VeniceRiley: [Reads article].. along with all the immediate heaping gobs of stupidity, I learn that someone evidently wrote a song titled “Vote Trump 2020”.
@Geoduck: Nice straightforward title. Is it an anthem? Retitle it Trump Spangled Banner and we could get rid of the one we have now, which is low class, not top, not best.
@Geoduck: It would be bad enough to stand in line for hours on end in subfreezing temperatures, but then having some especially crappy musicians sing their idiotic songs when you can do nothing other than listen would compound the misery. Hope everybody had a really good time.
A fellow tweeted that he worked one of the shuttle buses and they were contracted to take the rally goers TO the rally, but not back to their cars. Said the dispatcher called to confirm the contract was one way, and got confirmation!
Pee tape 2020!
@JaySinWA: The Spokesman-Review has historically been one of the most conservative papers in the country. They’re not quite the fire-breathing rag they used to be (and let’s just skip over those 4 years where the editor’s kid was a serial rapist that terrorized the town)… but even so, the Review pulling the plug on a Trump endorsement is pretty impressive.
@JoyceH: So these Trump voters got to experience the side of Trump we see: uncaring, grasping, selfish, and incompetent.
That “buses TO the event, but not FROM the event” — that’s *Trumpian* in its naked brutality!
Someone a few weeks back mentioned a site where one might watch a little MSNBC online. Anyone know offhand a reliable place? Mom’s asking me if there’s a way for us to get the election night coverage without upping our cable subscription tier.
Chef’s kiss. That’s so fucking Trump. Brought them there and then left them to freeze to death because it’s the last time he’ll interact with them.
Instead of protesting Dems should wait for the shitshow at the end and work the line “you were good while he needed you. The moment he didn’t he dropped you.”
Up and down the line. Bonus if they pretend they are pissed off MAGAts.
Where is the next one?
Dang. Beat me to it.
@BethanyAnne: on MSNBC’s page you can sign in with credentials from your cable provider and as far as I know you don’t need to have MSNBC as part of your package. I could be wrong about the last bit though. In that case, try https://www.livenewsmag.com/msnbc-news-live-stream/.
TS (the original)
What a clusterf..k – just a very small example of what happens to anyone who depends on Donald J Trump.
Queue to park, queue to get a bus, queue to get to the rally. It is a cult, a dangerous idiotic cult that exists to make dear leader feel good.
TS (the original)
This one works for me
It usually makes you restart after about 2 hours, but that is a very minor inconvenience.
Oh my. Just learned of the religio-fanatic gun worshiping whackaloon running for lieutenant governor in NC.
As the locals here are wont to say, “Lucky live Hawaii.”
Easy peasy. Just go to their site:
@JoyceH: One way bus charters?!! I wonder if the trump campaign is just being cheap, or if they’re running out of money.
Fixed. Oh and “ballot access” LOL! Someone inform the stupid children that votes are what you need.
@JoyceH: Wow. Any news on how far the shitpile’s fascist rally was from the parking lot?
@mrmoshpotato: 3.5mi down a private road.
Local Biden campaign office ought to scramble to put together a van parade.
@Geminid: The Soviet shitpile mobster conman is also a cruel bastard.
@NotMax: This all transpired starting at 8ish NE time. I suspect was over within a couple of hours. But I take your sentiment: these voters might wanna think about how little he cares for them, that he didn’t even make sure there were shuttles in both directions. But they won’t. B/c they’re garbage human beings.
@Geminid: Why not both?
What sensible person, no matter how charitable, would want to be in an enclosed space with idiots who think a deadly respiratory virus is a “democrat hoax!”?
Pickup trucks and high-sided trailers.
@TS (the original)
Frostbite macht frei.
I blame Obama.
@Baud: Totally Obummer’s fault!
David ?Booooooo!? Koch
Dump is killing his own people
Such a perfect metaphor for the whole campaign
Ok, when I was doing laughing I googled who the author was. Turns out she is the libertarian candidate. I laughed more.
Came across this gem
That’s her VP on her oh so serious ticket. And as for that fourth one?
Big coal magnates, for the win.
@Chetan Murthy: Why waste money on return shuttles when they only need an image of thousands showing up?
@VeniceRiley: From the article:
That’s…a wee bit on the nose methinks.
@Chetan Murthy: Well, the rally happened at 8ish, yeah. OTOH,
David ?Booooooo!? Koch
Who can forget where they were when Obama’s Katrina occurred.
I put a couple of OmahaScanners tweets in the last thread. The traffic was all snarled up; a team of police officers was completely overwhelmed and called for help. However, the new set of police was on a different channel so couldn’t talk over the radio and were run off by the original group. One ambulance called in a possible victim of hypothermia but couldn’t say his temperature because their thermometer was broken.
Scams R Us, Limited Responsibility Co.
TS (the original)
Got to get past that – it was Hillary Clinton’s fault.
From a MidasTouch thread:
“It’s only cold because there’s so many thermometers.”
10:30 PM · Oct 27, 2020
And I grimly laughed even though my fingers turn pink inside my gloves when temps in 40’s because of diabetes and too many years.
The Omaha story reminded me of some reporting here about low paid trump campaign workers in Iowa who were treated like shit by the top state campaign officials. I thought at the time, I bet those officials are making a pile of money. The trump campaign was a gravy train. After the train wrecks, when the blame shifting starts, a lot of stories are going to come out, and they won’t be pretty. Some people will be anonymous sources, because of non-disclosure agreements. But if the campaign is broke, who is going to enforce those NDAs anyway?
That image is classic Dolt45
@Timurid: That comment is hilarious. And so on point.
@NotMax: Know thread is dead but that is brilliant!
@Mary G: My home town not representing. Or maybe it is.
@JaySinWA: Now if they’d run somebody other than Parker and Thiessen on the Sunday editorial page (with a conservative editorial cartoon on top) we might get somewhere…