democrats want your grandkids to have fun
— world famous art thief (@famousartthief) April 21, 2023
GOP: Imagine loving your kids even when they’re losers! What an insult to the American people!
Palmer is right; the GOP is explicitly the party for older people with estranged children. https://t.co/CeEalNS7f4
— cai (@AnneNotation) April 20, 2023
There’s so much competition in the Wingnutosphere, they need to specialize…
6-7 years ago, if you went around yelling at people “THE CIA MADE MY BEER GAY” you would be politely escorted to a social worker and a possible psych hold. Now it could probably get you a Daily Wire podcast. pic.twitter.com/KwsPE7Cy8C
— Adam Rawnsley (@arawnsley) April 15, 2023
Remember this dude?
lmao compete with bud light by ordering six packs of beer online https://t.co/JTRCYcALWD
— kilgore trout, lawsuit time (@KT_So_It_Goes) April 13, 2023
Brewery tapped to make Ultra Right beer backed out when they found out what it washttps://t.co/O3rCITtbIp
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) April 21, 2023
(The AP reports, however, that Bud Light did not sponsor a billboard campaign to call the complainers ‘crybabies’.)
The latest MAGA chia pet.
it’s almost as if Rupert Murdoch watched Monsters, Inc and came up with the idea that he could power his entire empire on rage and hate…..
Odie Hugh Manatee
On the wingnut beer story: Wingnut Taps Brewery, Brewery Taps Out.
Piss in cans and sell them to the suckers, they’ll buy and slurp them up! Tell them that some cans have codes in the bottom of them that can be redeemed for NFTs of TFG humping the flag, and then don’t put in any codes.
On the cat front at the Manatee abode… a neighbor came over and wanted to know if I had found a home for Gigi yet (nope, she was out back playing with Chuckie). She told me that someone she works with had their kitty pass away (old girl at 17) and was looking for a grown but young cat. She told them about Gigi and they are interested in giving her a home. My neighbor says that she’s a cat lover, has lots of money and a huge home loaded with “cat stuff” for her to enjoy. I told her that Gigi has been treated for fleas and has a vet appointment in early July (they use the same vet we do so cool!) so they will take that over for us.
I will hear back on Monday so we are excited to be homing another stray cat here in Brookings! 😎
@Odie Hugh Manatee:
Congratulations on the cat placement! (I assume there will be a meet ‘n’ greet first.)
All this fuss over Dylan. I’ve been following her for some time and she’s such a sweetheart. It doesn’t make a bit of sense.
Silly me, I assumed Ultra Right Beer was just another Anheuser-Busch or InBev product and they were just playing all sides of the fence.
Something foamy from the vault.
not sure even selling the product is needed. all the rw grift seems to be about about is elevating your profile to the point where the machinery starts paying you
The sheer effort the wing-nuts have to put forth to find things to be enraged about must be exhausting. I just cannot fathom working that hard for stuff that effects them not.
I mean, I get it, that’s how their grifts happen, but jeez, I would think anything would be better than having to trawl for outrage every day – that’s gotta shorten the life-span. No wonder none of these people smile.
What? I don’t think Laura is ok in the head (but we all knew that.)
If you were drinking Bud Light, you’ve already got problems.
The mention of video games is interesting given how saturated with Trumpy wingnut culture the world of video games is– at least certain kinds of video games. The Call of Duty fans.
… But I guess the only people old enough for video games per se to be moral panic material are now in Fox’s core demographic.
@Matt McIrvin: It’s even worse. The tell is the use of the word “Communist/Communism”. That only hits with people whose formative political experience was Joe McCarthy. They’re talking to people Grassley’s age, McConnell’s age, Murdoch’s age. How are there so many of them?
@Frank Wilhoit: The lifespan of people who make it past youth and middle age alive is quite long these days (though COVID made a dent, I suppose)… and these people have the highest voter turnout in society, which increases their political strength.
@Frank Wilhoit: …also, yelling about Communism actually hits with some younger immigrant groups with bad experiences with Communist states, like Venezuelans and some Southeast Asians.
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The nice thing about the Blue Check now is marks the twitter poster out as a complete tool.
I’ll turn 70 next year, and my sense is that my generation is the last one that didn’t grow up with video games or at least D&D.
So yeah, this is aimed at people old enough to be on Medicare.
How about Reagan versus the Evil Empire in the 1980s? I was 35 when the Berlin Wall fell, but someone who was 20 then would have heard all the Reaganaut anti-Communist rhetoric throughout their teens, complete with all the stuff about El Salvador and Nicaragua.
So I’d say the market for the current reprise of that rhetoric is early 50s and up.
ETA: Also what Matt said about Venezuelan immigrants and the like.
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@Matt McIrvin: I wouldn’t blame that on the video games. Hollywood been glamorizing Nazis for a long time and even the histories of WW2 were distorted because they let the German generals write it.
This is the Fox News audience. Evil OzarkHillbilly.
@Jay: Oh that is awful
@Odie Hugh Manatee: Great news!
I think the multi millionaire Fox news anchors are plugging into and exploiting something very real, which is that the children and grandchildren of conservatives in conservative parts of the country are NOT doing well (especially the boys) – that’s real. The problem is conservatives refuse to take any responsibility or look for causes or improve anything in their own communities so they blame liberals, gay people, colleges, young women who do better in school than young men do, black people and immigrants.
IMHO, “causing” is the more accurate term. Conservative culture requires the sacrifice of self-harm for thr promise of status.
Agreed. I don’t think people are aware yet how much “don’t go to college” has taken hold in conservative places. I think it’s going to be a disaster for their kids, broadly. This isn’t “take an apprenticeship or go to community college” – this is “a couple of years of half ass ‘homeschooling’ and then go work for a roofer”.
They hate video games as well. Case in point the old Mortal Kombat featured women in sex doll costumes and bare chested men or men in pajamas. It always looked sort of silly.
In the current one they put armor on all the ninjas, put a shirt on the men, and amored up all the women. So Mortal Kombat has gone woke. This is despite the fact that the women will shake their tits and ass at you before you see an xray version of your bones and organs being shattered and they pull off your head with your spinal chord dangling about will they jump and bounce their tits laughing.
Street Fighter is Japanese so all the women in it are very sexualized but Capcom looked about and decided to upgrade their characters, game has been around for 40 years. Now the men have shirts and beards, the horror. Also the women lost the sexy skirts and dresses and are now in full “I see camel toe!” tights. This was also met with outrage, despite the fact that it’s more sexually graphic than ever before they just aren’t in skirts and ass crack booty tights. Also for some reason beards are bad cause gray. There was an odd moment of hate for desexualizing the women cause not in a skirt, while also being mad at the women cause pussy lips. It was utterly insane for most of us as Street Fighter has always just been a stereotype shit show but the game play is great and most of us just went “LOL Japan!” and had a blast playing it. It’s not worth making political. Also some of the characters are officially gay now. But if you didn’t get that Vega, a six foot seven scrawny ass Spainyard who wore a face mask to protect his beautiful face, had a rocking three foot pony tail, sipped wine, and gave women roses was straight up gay in the 90s you’re a bit of an idiot. He also wore ankle tights and danced about in booties. How is he more gay now?
This happens over and over and over again. Such and such game has gone woke. When really, they didn’t. There’s still all the tits, ass, violence, gore, murder, but rendered in better detail. They just wanted to make people look like badasses, not just shirtless juiced up men or women in fuck me skirts. Which you know, sort of makes sense, and everyone is still sexy so why so mad? Ryu has a beard, wears a shirt (tied around his waist) and I can’t see up Chun Li’s skirt but she has a camel toe, the woke has come for my game where I beat people to a pulp. No rational person would go that route.
It’s fucking non stop with “gamers” on this. Most of us who grew up with all this realized it was all a fantasy and that women and men do no actually look like that. That try how hard you may your ass is not shooting blue fire out of your hands. And that silly anit black and anti homosexual depections of people were just a quirk of Japan. None of these things where the key component of having fun playing a game.
But now there is a massive fucking shit show between those of us who really just loved the game, quirks and all, and want to pay it with our friends. And those who are mad that 40 years later Capcom updated their character art.
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@Kay: I think they’re expecting those aimless young white men to do those lousy jobs the non-white people used to do.
Something tells me the target demographic isn’t illegal immigrant spics, and slants. (they have to be illegal, they’re spics and slants)
@Baud: Hey! Cousin BillyBob! I haven’t seen him since he got sent to Licking for lewd conduct with a minor back in ’08! Lookin’ pretty good too!
@lowtechcyclist: but that age group should be suspicious of Russia not fawning over it. Bush’s trusting Putin and McCain’s quip about “I see KGB” really hit the mark IMO. I do not understand the older generation’s complete rollover on this and I thought the communism panic was overblown at the time. I am 59. Overblown in a way. It was tyranny and stupid and deadly. The communism itself was a pretty dream that wasn’t what was really going on.
I think the clock just started ticking down to the media discovery that Langworthy has a son who thinks Herschel Walker is his dad.
It has been a long long time since I bought an Anheuser/Busch product.* These days, $8-10 will get you a six pack of real beer at the local Wally World.
* Not since I had a house in the “shadow of the Gods” and Auggie III flew his helicopter over my house every morning
Haven’t had a beer of any sort in decades. Various brew memories:
Back when the drinking age was 21 in PA and 18 in NY there was a funky tavern in the teeny hamlet of Pond Eddy, NY, just across the Delaware River, which had something like 16 different imported beers on tap. Spaten, arriving in a tall glass with a wedge of lemon impaled on the edge, was a favorite.
Closer to home at the time in the Poconos, seismometer pens from there to Timbuktu must have wiggled at the uproar when the closest place raised the price of a glass of draft from a dime to 15 cents. Pitchers went up from two bucks to $2.50.
Never have had a Bud Light nor, for that matter, a Budweiser. PBR or Molson Ale (bottles, not cans,
and by the case as no supermarket sales back then) were the primary affordable choices at the local distributor for us impoverished youth.
Still distributor beer sales only, IIRC, when moved to the Reading area. That distributor, though, also bottled and sold on site its own branded soda, which was awesome. Although the chartreuse of the lemon-lime almost glowed in the dark.
When lived in St. Paul there was a beer warehouse which one could drive through, jump out to pick what one preferred, get back in the car and pay at the exit.
Step-father would inform me “There’s beer in the fridge in the basement if you want” when I visited. Rheingold (insert Charlie Brown “Aughh!” here). Same six-pack went untouched for FSM only knows how many years,
@Gvg: I think the magic trick is promoting Russia and Putin as the champions of Christianity. They can’t be Carmunists as they’re not Godless.
They still very free with yelling commie at countries, groups, individuals but these days it’s China, Nicaragua, InBev, Biden, Big Bird, and Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all
Regarding Beer. I really, really miss English Bitter, never really been a lager drinker. I would like a pint or two of Black Sheep, Timmy Taylor’s Landlord or Marsden’s Pedigree. Hell I’d even drink Tetleys.
Only have a drink once in a blue moon these days anyway.
I’m gonna say yeah. I turn 50 next year and I grew up with both. I mean, it was Basic DnD, none of this Advanced or 3.5e increasing armor class nonsense, and my first joystick was a dial.
I yelled at clouds this morning…
Remember when in the U.K. being taken aback by the Tennents’s cans. Presumably they’re more PC these days.
@NotMax: I think they dropped those in the 90s. Last time I saw one it was just a bright yellow can with a big T on it.
Amazing how we can all see the coming train wreck for hyper-fast-talking, teeth grinding Don Jr., but Joe Biden loving and spending time with his son who has recovered from addiction is … an insult?
@kalakal: I quit alcohol 20 years ago, but back then Boddingtons exported a ‘pub draft’ that I recall being quite good. I was a huge fan of cask conditioned ‘real ales’ when I lived in London.
There’s even a couple of decent NA bitters now from the UK. Nanny State makes one. I damn near cried when I had one abt 5 years ago on a trip to Europe. Hadn’t tasted something like that in 15 years (mostly it was Becks NA then. The explosion of quality IPAs with 0.5% or even 0.0 now is making me happy).
@Benno: Yeah, but was your Basic D&D the blue box, pink box or red box? LOL (edition wars are hilarious)
I actually played an rpg last night with friends and it was a blast. A character died and immediately another guy asked “are we gonna Weekend At Bernie’s this thing?” whole table nearly died we were laughing so hard.
@kalakal: You’re in Palm Harbor? Dunedin is covered in microbreweries and tap houses, you could probably find something equivalent on tap over there if you cared to look, maybe check out New Caledonia. Other places there are great for people watching while having a beer.
Don’t you think that it’s related to the discovery that the most educated group in America currently are Black women?
@NotMax: fantastic, lol
@RaflW: They try to attack a Democrat’s strength. Same as it ever was – c.f. Max Cleland.
@eversor I think they just hate change in any respect. I remember when the 1989 Batman came out, all the boomers whining that “it wasn’t like the TV show” (It was much closer to the comic than the TV show ever was). These people have been the ones who controlled taste for literally decades: Look how Christmas is stuck in time about 1952 (including an awful lot of songs from the 1930s 40s). Look how many radio stations got stuck in songs from the 60s/70s.
The world is moving on and their taste isn’t the be all and end all anymore, and they hate it,.
“ You should raise your kids so they want nothing to do with you as adults” is quite a take.
@Whomever: Speaking of which, the local “classic rock” station (part of the iHeart conglomerate) was playing a Hendrix song yesterday.
From 53+ years ago.
In 1970, stations would have been laughed off the air for playing songs from 1917.
It’s lazy and crazy and ridiculous.
Yeah, Hendrix was great. How about some great guitar rock from right now once in a while??
One of the things I really miss about not living in Ohio anymore is not hearing WYSO and similar decent radio stations. Radio in the DC area is a wasteland, and has been for a very long time. (WRNR was great, but was about a 50W station in Annapolis that didn’t reach NoVA with any consistency. They seem to be an online / app station now.)
@kalakal: Hmmm…Theakston’s Old Peculier, anyone? >:>
It plays perfectly well with 20 year old groypers who never spent a minute living with communism. We are deluding ourselves if we think this is going to somehow stop when the current generation passes on.
Only a cuck hits beer off a tee.
It absolutely could be, but where I live it’s hard to blame black women for keeping their sons down because there are almost no black women, so they blame young white women who work harder and do better than the boys at school. But they don’t attribute it to hard work. They attribute it to “special treatment” of the girls, caused by liberals.
We have a meaningful, visible Hispanic population so they blame them too, but not in academics- in sports. They’re not actually recent immigrants- many of them are 2nd and 3rd generation, but they lump them in with “immigrants” (who they hate). They’re mad that the football team (now) has lots of Hispanic players. The anger at others just never ends but they do nothing to improve the prospects for their own boys in the community or at school. Instead they just tell the boys it’s all “rigged” and they shouldforget about school.
It’s going to be a disaster.
@JML: My first was the Mentzer red box, but my brother! Oh, he had the Holmes basic set!
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soooo wait…this asshole wants to sell his beer to KIDS?!?!
and WE’RE the groomers?!?!?
Would you ever smile if your head was lodged very firmly where the sun don’t shine?
I thought that was Butt Light.
Like the stuff that comes out the other side but into the same receptacle.
Would your children want to hang out with you if you were a faux news anchor? Talk to you unless absolutely necessary, live at home a second longer than they absolutely had to? Would you want to live with you if you were? The entire concept of life of a conservative is that someone is always trying to steal, fuck over, ruin their lives when it is actually their conservatism that is fucking them over.
@kalakal: TIL Tetley’s could be something other than tea.
Talking of bad beer, back in the day in England there was a big marketing push for an antipodean lager – that Aussie actor with the big knife and goofy grin – and we used to say “you don’t buy Foster’s, you just rent it.”
David 🌈 ☘The Establishment☘🌈 Koch
Ingraham isn’t married. Nor did she bear children. It’s always projection with these people.
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Haw. The rubes who watch Fox are slow learners aren’t they? These will be just as fake and stupid as the FBI whistleblowers Jordan was promoting for months.
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@Another Scott: Kinda tells you who still listens to commercial broadcast radio, yeah?
@Kay: To be fair, there are a lot of jobs that really should not need a college degree and still pay good money. I don’t know about roofer’s helpers, but plumbers, electricians, welders, mechanics etc. do very well. The jobs take training – either apprenticeship or tech school or JC or otherwise, but college level academics are not necessary. The last company I worked for has been partnered with a training firm for various production skills – electrical, mechanical, etc. The job offers they post only require a HS diploma or GED, and they are in the 80K range. Even the homeschooled guy could get in if he could pass the GED, and the people trained by the on-site company get a leg in the door.
Then again, this is CA, not a red state.