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— woke capital investment advisor machine (@golikehellmachi) April 12, 2021
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The vice president — and her hobby — have inspired a crocheted mural, a crocheted doll, and a burgundy hand-dyed yarn. https://t.co/7xh6evFoqH
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 13, 2021
I can’t offhand remember a Mike Pence news conference, not that it’s something I would have sought out. It’s also probably something TFG wouldn’t have approved of, since someone else would be getting attention.
Mentioned this in a dead thread below: I managed to schedule my first vaccine today, and it’s for tomorrow morning. I kind of wonder if someone got scared off by the J&J announcement and gave up their slot.
I’d like to think that, if I were a fascist, I’d be embarrassed by the quality of the political discourse on the American right.
I guess I’ll never know though.
@Ken: Ooooh, now there’s a question. If Mike Pence held a press conference, would anyone notice?
These people are fucking idiots. It’s equally pathetic, hilarious, and annoying to watch them try to tar Biden and Harris—and fail miserably each time. Just a bunch of goons.
Re: open thread. Today was day two of coaching middle school track. Our admins are AWOL so the woman I’m coaching with and I are making it up as we go along.
Bumpiness of this first week aside, the kids—ages 11-13—are great. There’s nothing like spending the afternoon running around with a bunch of kids, and having little interactions with ‘em. I’d take any of my kids on their worst day than a Republican on their best day. They make me slightly leas grumpy.
I guess the assumption is that she should be giving a press conference every day because the ‘border crisis’ is so ‘bad’? Clearly, she’s just AWOL.
As opposed to “fixing the shit Trump did and things are steadily improving”, which doesn’t require daily updates.
@Baud: If you were an Amerkin Fascist, you would have no idea what “quality of political discourse” even means.
@Spanky: Logically he must have been at press conferences, because he was on the vaccine task force, and I assume he would have said something — but I’m drawing a blank. I remember a few other things from those conferences. Did he not say anything, or did the news not cover it?
Though it would be funny if the WH began releasing that statement every day, as a parody of the ones about TFG “working very hard all day, attending many meetings and making many phone calls”
I read that Post story the other day and made the mistake of continuing on to the comments section. Normally the Post commentariat is relatively sane, but boy howdy the haters and trolls were out in force. Basic theme: ‘How dare she have a hobby while the border remains unfixed!’. Clearly she should have purchased a golf course and spent every weekend there instead.
Congratulations! You’ll feel so good.
I love Kamala. I am praying for another term of Joe and then two of Kamala, and I should be pretty ancient by then!
@Ken: Remember, you need to activate the 5G chip within 48 hours. Major credit and debit cards accepted. No Bitcoin.
Couple of recent items which caught the eye.
1) The good.
2) The bad and the ugly.
@Ken: Congrats! I got my first shot (Moderna) this morning, and I’m starting to feel it now. Been pretty tired for a couple hours, and my arm is starting to hurt.
I also managed to schedule my wife for a Friday shot, which I’m inordinately proud of. It’s a great peace-of-mind feeling.
Я памятник себе воздвиг нерукотворный
@NotMax: Congressman Treepuncher boasted that he focused his staff on ‘comms’ (meaningless posturing) rather than policy.
Yeah, we can tell.
@NotMax: They should absolutely do this. I think this chunk of the wall would make a great “Donument”:
First time for everything, as they say. I see the proposal as further evidence that the Republicans are happiest when they’re out of power, and can devote themselves fully to their performance art.
That Pushkin was such a scamp.
hells littlest angel
@Ken: Mike Pence gave a news conference EVERY SINGLE DAY of his vice-presidency, sometimes more than once a day. But every single time, the former guy started tweeting or calling in to Fox News, and Pence’s conferences were little noted and quickly forgotten.
(But they helped to buoy the nation!)
hells littlest angel
@NotMax: Pfft! The kid can’t even spell Dongument.
“Conument” would seem more appropriate.
I’m pretty sure he held some, but he’s so dull I can’t remember anything more about them.
Fox should just get straight to the point and every day report that “The President and the Vice President are still Democrats! Film at 11!”
Yay! You need a sticker.
Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant)
Just wanted to see this again. Truly brings me joy.
@NotMax: First it was the “Trumpcine” and now it’s the “Donument”
He’s determined to get his name on something You’ll probably be able to see his tombstone from space
@germy: I’ve seen this elsewhere on the right, too. I think it’s their way of convincing themselves that they really did succeed during the Trump years.
He’ll lend a degree of gravitas to the endeavor.
I look forward to the day…
All the easier to target.
@Raoul Paste: With the sort of cameras even commercial satellites have these days, that’s not saying much. A sheet of plywood sitting on the ground with TFG’s name spray-painted on it would (a) be visible from space and (b) be a suitable grave marker for him.
I prefer my ass fans on the smaller side.
@germy: And people claimed TFG’s staffers were having trouble finding jobs.
@germy: Well he’s definitely a Big Ass. Come to think of it there are a lot of other Trump staffers that could work there.
FOX should be more creative in their fictions. It’s not like the tater-tots are going to get woke if they go full on tabloid.
I did a quick search and it appears that Mike Pence did appear at press conferences, mostly in his largely ceremonial role with the Coronavirus Task Force, and so far as I can tell, never by himself.
However, that search also turned up the news that “super lawyer Lin Wood” released the transcript of an interview with a big-time whistleblower, “with many hair-raising allegations about former Vice President Mike Pence, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and former Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein.” Since I was afraid I couldn’t handle the truth, I did not click the link.
Just One More Canuck
@zhena gogolia: And Malia Obama will eligible to run – she’ll be 38 when Kamala is done – just sayin’
@Just One More Canuck:
Baud! 20XX! isn’t getting any younger.
I’ve seen tweets that Wood claims he’s responsible for ordering Pence’s hanging. ??♀️
I’m thinking prion disease is the issue with these idiots.
If you mean naked eye visible, I sincerely doubt it. To see a tombstone from ISS, it would have to be almost as big as the pyramids of Giza. Trump may be grandiose enough to want such a thing, but there’s no way he could afford it.
Great idea! The WH should release that statement every day for Major as he progresses with his new dog training.
Looking for the lie ??
Joe Biden and the Democrats have the media in a panic
The sitcom version would have a slow camera pullback, revealing three reporters. One lost in a phone game, one cleaning his/her shoes, and one sleeping.
@Just One More Canuck: I bet she is like her mother and has more sense than to run.
@dmsilev: I’m a Wi-Fi hotspot! -Ralph Wiggum
A day that will live in famy!
As for the line of people waiting to piss on it, that’s a different story.
@mrmoshpotato: Hey, if I’m going to get a cartoon chip, I want the one Cartman had in the South Park movie. Smite!
Just One More Canuck
@sab: I’m sure you’re right
Maybe Chelsea will announce a run, just to make heads explode
I’d like to see his tombstone in space, heading for the sun.
You forget the grateful citizens of the nation, who will want to put up the largest possible pile of rock, if only to make sure the bastard never crawls out from under it.
@germy: I guess he’s fan of big asses, having spent copious times with his nose planted in Trump’s.
@Roger Moore: Watch. He’ll get the rubes to contribute to his Mar a Lago Mausoleum Fund.
Got Pfizer 2 literally Pfive minutes ago. Waiting out my 15 in the concourse at Pford Pfield.
@Ken: Never saw that episode of South Park. And I just made up the line and attributed it to Ralph.
@Mo Salad: Are you ready for some football?
It was very Wiggumesque. Nice job.
@germy: Find me the part where Boner admits his party has been a fucking pile of shit for 40+ years.
@Baud: Thank you.
@mrmoshpotato: Take 1: If I was, I wouldn’t find it here.
Take 2: Yes. But Liverpool and Real Madrid in tomorrow afternoon. But for the next 20 hours, I am enjoying a day where Liverpool are still in the Champion’s League and Bayern Munich and Barcelona are not.
@Mo Salad: Same, just 9 hours ahead of you. So far I have a fairly boring local soreness around the injection. Don’t want to jinx it, but so far so good.
@dmsilev: No Bitcoin? This isn’t on. This will not do! I mean, it’s one thing to have 5G in my bloodstream, it’s dead good to get quality 4K video merely by dancing around the room and randomly waving my hands, and it’s free.
But no Bitcoin? You want me not to commit my finances to the dodgiest currency ever invented?
(Fuck off, the Hungarian pengo. All you managed was a trillion dollar note. You suck.)
@Mo Salad: I’m rooting for City. Just have to disarm that giant Haaland kid one more time.
@RandomMonster: I had my first jab (AstraZeneca) on Mar 18. I had a little soreness around the injection point myself, but that was it.
@mrmoshpotato: LOL. Sorry, not meant as a complaint, only meant as an observation that it’s not anything notable.
Shows up more slowly than the express soreness.
(Hunt and pecked with sinister hand as using the fingers of the yesterday-injected arm for typing is twinge inducing today.)
@RandomMonster: I noticed this morning that my Moderna #2 site was still bruised from my Saturday injection. It bled at the time, and the nurse was complaining about the retractable needle. I didn’t notice the stick any more than usual, either.
@Spanky: My only reaction was a sore, stiff arm, btw.
Moderna first jab last Friday.
Sore with in hours of the injection. Really sore on Saturday. Mildly sore on Sunday. No temp, no other reactions other than relief.
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
Where is DB Cooper!
It’s been 50 years since his last press conference!
@Spanky: Hoping for same!
@VeniceRiley: While I am barred from cheering for Citeh by the blood oath I swore when they pried Raheem Sterling from LFC, it would be fun to see three English teams in the final four again like what was normal for the 2005 to 2010 time frame. A LFC Chelsea semi-final would be so Old School.
And a small part of me is fascinated with Citeh’s potential quad. They could add a Uefa super cup, a Community Shield, and a World Club Cup and end up holding 7 trophies at the same time. We are going To end up with two Manchester Derbies before the season even starts in August.
I’m confused (and I know others above have made many of the same points):
Jim, Foolish Literalist
He denied it very strongly…
Clearly you mean, “she should have straw-purchased a golf course with Russian money, and then played there 3x/week instead”
I just need it to be big enough that I can hit it with, um, liquid from a distance of about five feet.
@rikyrah: a whole lot of not lying here…
Sen. Rubio’s tongue then leaped from his mouth and strangled him.
“As I never had the opportunity to meet Hitler firsthand, I have no opinion about him one way or the other.”
To repeat from below: https://balloon-juice.com/2021/04/13/jj-pause/#comment-8141176
smedley the uncertain
@NotMax: jabbed my sinister shoulder both times. Moderna Jabbed and plus two weeks. Still tentative about mixing and mingling.
@Just One More Canuck:
As long as it’s not Liverpool; that would give Amir a sad.
We could turn bad-and-ugly into a lesson: take down all but one piece of wall and call it the Donument to Stupidity.
We could drown him in piss, would work well and after it dried up wouldn’t even smell. That pile of rock would be there forever.