October 9, 2016

The "SNL" cold open — don't miss the great Alec Baldwin doing his Donald Trump impersonation one more time.

93 comments:

Whirred Whacks said...

Question for Meade:

I find that I'm more likely to vote for Trump after the events of the past week rather than less.

If the question in this campaign is character, I prefer vulgar over corrupt.

Meade: whom do you plan to vote for?

DCPI said...

@buwaya puti, does she do a good job at impersonating a filipina? Perhaps they were on to more than they know with the "hola".

Give 'em the old hocus pocus
Bead and feather 'em
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?

Razzle dazzle me, and I'll never catch wise. Can't hear the truth above the roar.

Amexpat said...

Alex Baldwin does a very good Trump. Perhaps suspiciously good.

AprilApple said...

Trump is easily mocked. Why again, we never should have picked the guy who was promoted by the DNC-MSM (and Hannity).

AprilApple said...

late night TV is all pro-democrat "comedy". Trump is the gift that keeps on giving.

Diogenes of Sinope said...

While I admit Clinton is just as wonderful a human being as Trump. I'll take the vulgar Trump. In the long run he will do less damage to the country. Added plus, the media, congress and the courts will work long and hard to challenge everything Trump does. Clinton will be corrupt and unchallenged. Too bad I didn't get to personally choose the candidates.

BTW, the arrogant Alec Baldwin......ick.

David Begley said...

If Hillary wins, the only good thing would be the SNL impersonator woman.

Lyle said...

Alec Baldwin... another pussy grabbing man. Haha.

buwaya puti said...

DCPI - cant run the video on my phone, sorry.
I have limitations on this - I cant put in links or even type proper Spanish.

n.n said...

Shoot the messenger. The viability of the superior exploitation angle exploited by Democrats was aborted midterm under Clinton with the aiding and abetting of female chauvinists. They lose credibility with their progressive baby hunts.

EDH said...

The "SNL" cold open — don't miss the great Alec Baldwin doing his Donald Trump impersonation one more time.

Alec Baldwin doing his great Donald Trump impression. (Fixed it for you.)

Seriously, Baldwin should talk about tapes actually disparing women: his own 11 year old daughter!.

I’m leaving this message for you to tell you that you have insulted me for the last time. You have insulted me. You don’t have the brains or the decency as a human being… I don’t give a damn that you’re 12 years old or 11 years old, or a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn’t care about what you do as far as I’m concerned.

You have humiliated me for the last time with this phone and when I come out there next week. I’m going to fly out there for the day just to straighten you out on this issue. I’m going to let you know just how disappointed in you that I am and how angry I am with you that you’ve done this to me again.

You made me feel like s*** and you’ve made me feel like a fool over and over and over again. And this crap you pull on me with this goddamn phone situation that you would never dream of doing to your mother and you do it to me constantly and over and over again. I am going to get on a plane and I am going to straighten your ass out when I see you.

Do you understand me? I am going to really make sure you get it. That I’m going to get on a plane and I’m gonna turn around and come home. So you better be ready Friday the 20th to meet with me. So I’m going to let you know how I feel, about what a rude little pig you really are. You are a rude thoughtless little pig. Okay?


I guess we all forgot that one, huh?

Ken B said...

Isn't it grossly hypocritical of you to call a man who comitted assault, when you have gone all in claiming Trump has? Does stroking your prejudices absolve all misdeeds?

Ken B said...

Call a man "great" in my previous comment.

AprilApple said...

Millions of people watch SNL. Pop culture stuff works. Why Hillary wanted to face Trump.

EDH said...

More... Alec Baldwin actions and words. But we forgive him -- he's a star!!!

Alec Baldwin cries during testimony, accused by friend of cheating with alleged stalker Genevieve Sabourin

For those of you who might not be aware, Alec Baldwin has been complaining of a stalker (whom it now turns out was his lover) and generally carrying on as if some crazed person was out to give him hell. I guess he never assumed his friend would out him in court. LOL!

Alec Baldwin wipes a tear in this Manhattan Criminal Court sketch as he recalls Tuesday how Genevieve Sabourin (right) ruined his and Hilaria’s engagement day.

Now Alec Baldwin has a reason to cry.

The actor’s claim that he never had sex with the French-Canadian actress accused of stalking him was called a lie Tuesday by his supposed friend, “Scarface” producer Martin Bregman.

“He’s lying,” Bregman told the Daily News after the first day of Genevieve Sabourin’s sensational trial wrapped. “He was screwing two women. One of them is his present wife and the other one, I presume, he was doing the girl in question.”

Bregman was referring to Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria, and the alleged stalker.

“To sidestep any involvement with (Sabourin), he made up a report,” said Bregman, who called the move “pretty stupid.”

Ken B said...

The Great Man in action
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/alec-baldwin-assault-reporter_n_4283415.html

The Great Man in traffic
http://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/7-celebrities-who-avoided-time-behind-bars.html/?a=viewall

EDH said...

Above, disparaging not "disparing".

Ken B said...

EDH
What are the odds Althouse will have a substantive reply to either your Baldwin facts or mine? I'd say zero, unless of course Baldwin endorses Trump.

Laslo Spatula said...

14 of the last 17 posts have been about the Trump quote, or related to it.

Easily over a thousand comments dispersed therein.

And, on the plus side, there have been two Rat Cafes.

Which had Trump references in THEIR comments.

Of course, Captain Queeg had his cherries.

I am Laslo.

Ken B said...

Strawberries Laslo. It's Trump who gets all the cherries.

buwaya puti said...

Laslo, you and I are trying our best to elevate the discourse, but it isnt happening.
If some people want to live in the gutter, it isnt our fault.
Man, we have to stick together for the sake of civilization and common decency.

EDH said...

Ken B said...
EDH
What are the odds Althouse will have a substantive reply to either your Baldwin facts or mine? I'd say zero, unless of course Baldwin endorses Trump.

Baldwin is a "star".

As Trump said, women will let "stars" do anything!

Ken B said...

@Laslo,
Yes. Pissed away a dozens year's accumulated credibility with a supra-Trumpian display of addled passive aggressive splenetics. Sad.

Unknown said...

"Seriously, Baldwin should talk about tapes actually disparing women: his own 11 year old daughter!."

And Trump gave permission to Howard Stern to refer to his own daughter a "piece of ass". What Trump has been saying about Ivanka s beyond mere vulgarity, it's abnormal.

AReasonableMan said...

Baldwin is a great comic actor but I find his Trump unfunny and unrealistic. Kate McKinnon's Clinton is funny which also makes it unrealistic.

n.n said...

We are so overdue for a Slut Walk, Class Diversity Matters, and Pro-Choice march. The female chauvinists can regale us with their successful avoidance to reconcile moral, natural, and personal imperatives, and exploits to reduce women to taxable, serviceable, democratically exploitable commodities. From an exceptional to moderated to planned extreme.

Mac McConnell said...

There are actually people who still watch SNL?

AReasonableMan said...

Unknown said...
Trump gave permission to Howard Stern to refer to his own daughter a "piece of ass". What Trump has been saying about Ivanka s beyond mere vulgarity, it's abnormal.


I agree with this. Maybe there was some context that excuses this but having Stern talk about my daughter in any way would not be something I would encourage.

PBandJ_Ombudsman said...

The gals at SNL seem to be getting better looking.

CatherineM said...

We didn't forget that one EDH, but Alec isn't running for President.

DCPI said...

buwaya puti & Lazlo. You are the only ones here not razzle dazzled.

Long as you keep 'em way off balance
How can they spot you've got no talent
Razzle Dazzle 'em

Me? I'm beggin' for more.

EDH said...

I see CNN going back to excerpt all the Trump Stern appearances.

Scroll down. I'm not sure the cumulative effect of all this is negative for Trump. It dilutes the message in a lot of ways.

More and more talk, this time with a immensely popular shock jock who interviews all manner of celebrities in this manner.

But there's never any there, there.

Qwinn said...

CatherineM:

Considering Ann referred to him as the "great" Alec Baldwin, I think it's safe to say that if it wasn't forgotten, it was apparently at least completely forgiven. Why that is seems a pertinent question.

CatherineM said...

Oh please EDH. http://www.mediaite.com/online/donald-trump-wont-stop-joking-about-banging-his-daughter/

https://youtu.be/diMp241gAcw

Hoping baby Tiffany has nice breasts. https://youtu.be/1w2T1owSV0U

As long as you are cool with that. Strange times.

rehajm said...

Last time? Did SNL finally get cancelled?

EDH said...

CatherineM said...
We didn't forget that one EDH, but Alec isn't running for President.

But Althouse did call him "great."

My comments are entirely about perceptions, because I can't tell anyone how to vote or think.

All I can do is my best to expose for readers the factual and logical fallacies being presented, along with the level media bias, hypocrisy and selective outrage, all meant to skew the perceptions of the electorate and crowd-out the need for Hillary to have to debate the issues.

What I seek is a fair, lucid account to be presented to the voters before the election, not a media hit-job.

Like I said, this election is a paradox to me. The one who wins is more likely to be the one to loose in office because of each candidate's own flaws, what Obama is leaving behind and inexorable trends in history.

EDH said...

And I even said, "Alec Baldwin doing his great Donald Trump impression. (Fixed it for you.)"

I'd even say Baldwin is a great actor.

But as CatherineM says, he's not running for president, so there is no larger substance to debate.

What Hillary's camp (which I'd include the in-the-tank-media) is trying to do is replace substance with image as a short-cut to the presidency.

Keep the proles away from the polls with our power to shape the public mind. That's the establishment strategy that I find scary.

Ken B said...

CatherineM lives on a different planet, where parents don't hope their children are beautiful, with choices and options.

And we aren't really discussing Baldwin per se. We are discussing how Althouse can call him great while ranting about Trump. We know that Baldwin actually physically attacked people, committed perjury, filed false charges against a woman, and was crude about his daughter. We know Trump ... was crude about his daughter. See the problem? To demand consistency is not to endorse Trump. It is to demand consistency.

DCPI said...

@EDH

Give 'em the old double whammy
Daze and dizzy 'em
Back since the days of old Methuselah
Everyone loves the big bambooz-a-ler

Razzle Dazzle 'em ... You are woke. Woke your neighbors.

Birkel said...

DCPI:
You are correct.

buwaya puti, as always, is over the target with his remarks about Leviathan.

And Laslo, replacement or otherwise, is necessary for a successful conservative movement. Humor is needed.

Recently, Trump does not appear to be enjoying his campaign. That may just be the MSM coverage. Has anybody else noticed this change?

Darrell said...

They could have done a skit of Hillary screaming "You fucking Jew bastard!" at Paul Fray (who is not Jewish) after Bill lost his first bid for elective office, a run for Congress in Arkansas's Third Congressional District against John Paul Hammerschmidt. Or "Jew motherfucker," "Jew Boy" and "Jew Bastard," that she often used against Bill, for some reason. Then they could have spoofed her dozen known uses of the N-word in shouting matches.

EDH said...

CatherineM said...
As long as you are cool with that. Strange times.

A question better directed at Hillary?

I'm largely cool with Trump's braggadocio and edgy sense of humor.

Hillary seems not only cool with Bill's sexual predation, she attacked the women who came forward.

Strange times indeed.

coupe said...

He appligized!

buwaya puti said...

Well, I hope you appreciate what I've done for you.
I had to borrow someones Iphone to see this thing.

No, she doesnt try to impersonate a Filipina, not even Quijano, who hasnt a trace of an accent anyway. Quijano is your prototype of an utterly denatured type, interchangable media professional that sounds like any other, a base 3D manikin with a different skin applied. An Asian-American with the genuine flavor would have made it way more interesting. Heck, there are people who the could have imported from the Philippines that woukd have made the whole thing far more bizarre and interesting.

"hola" is played for laughs of course, as an obviously clueless pander. The Kaine-Pence bit is played quite neutrally I thought, unlike the Trump-Hilary bit.

The only people in the Philippines who would use "hola" are actual Spanish-speakers of which very few remain, and only to each other, and by homosexuals using their cutesey patois. Yes there is such a thing. Its a gay thing over there to put on social airs in a semi-ironic way, as is typical of gay culture, and sprinkling speech with Spanish is a stereotypical upper-class affectation - which they no longer do, anymore.
Unless of course you actually are from Zamboanga, where the Chabacano language does use "hola".

n.n said...

Trump is so secular, but no longer included in their clique, now that he is a competing interest.

Bottom-line, whether it is gods in the twilight zone, establishment of a Pro-Choice quasi-religion, spontaneous conception, or evolutionary creationism, people have super natural expectations. They want to plan their baby, and birth it, too.

EDH said...

coupe said...
He [Trump] appligized!

And Gary Johnson Aleppogized.

khesanh0802 said...

Isn't Alex Baldwin the guy who sexually harassed a stewardess and was thrown off a plane? I know he's and ashole, but I thought there was more to it.

CatherineM said...

EDH - Trump makes creepy Bill Clinton look like a gentleman. I have never heard of Bill discussing his daughter's sexual attractiveness or how big her breasts may become when she hits puberty. That's what you call braggadocio?

Bill is a pig, but I am not defending Bill. You are defending Trump. Sad!

Kevin said...

Baldwin's not doing Trump. He's just doing himself in a Trump wig.

Easiest impression ever.

khesanh0802 said...

I looked it up and I was wrong. He wouldn't turn off his phone and got thrown off. Either way he confirmed he's an asshole. But it is interesting that he came to Woody Allen's defense when Dylan Farrow revealed she had been sexually assaulted by Woody. In that case it was a Democrat on the hot seat so Baldwin said it was nobody's business but the family. This pretty much covers it.

buwaya puti said...

Trump is a rebel against the clique indeed.

It doesnt matter very much who he is though, the message from the system would be the same, just varied in details. Trump gains in personal charisma and subversive message (no other Republican would have drawn those crowds to 100+ functions, he must have drawn nearly a million people to these things), versus his vulnerabilities in having been a celebrity, the very opposite of being a private person, for decades.

But the core of the thing is as Birkel says, Leviathan. Good catch, thats a good word. Hobbes had good things to say though, and his Leviathan bears little resemblance to this modern one.

exiledonmainstreet said...

CatherineM said...
EDH - Trump makes creepy Bill Clinton look like a gentleman"

Gentlemanly Bill attacked a woman in a hotel room, bit her lip until it bleed and then told her to "put ice on it." But that woman was only an Arkansas redneck, a humble nursing home administrator. So she doesn't matter to women like you. She's just white trash, a deplorable, a nobody.

Hillary defended a rapist, slandered the 12 year girl who was raped and got the rapist off on a technicality. Hillary later bragged and laughed about it. The girl was raped so brutally she was unable to have kids. But that's OK. She was just another piece of white trash and god knows those people shouldn't be reproducing anyway.

I'm sure you also defended Sarah Palin when Sandra Bernhardt said she should be gangraped by blacks.

Sure you did.

Spare me your phoney outrage, hypocrite.

exiledonmainstreet said...

And yeah, Trump said crude and piggish things.

The crux of the matter is that no matter what Trump has said and done, the Clintons have done much, much worse.

And given what Democrat pols from JFK and Bobby Kennedy to Clinton, Al Gore and John Edwards have done and said about women, I find your outrage to be a bit selective. Liberal outrage always is.

DCPI said...

buwaya puti:

I was being ironic. I would bet dollars to pesos that no one on the SNL cast could name the Asian nation Quijano's ancestors were born in and that the "hola" joke was a reference to the cast member being Mexican. Bet they do not know who we took the PI from or even its historic connection to Mexico and Spain's Asian trade routes.

But then Hill would feel right at home at Cafe Havana in Makati.

Stay woke!

exiledonmainstreet said...

Hillary laughs and jokes about getting a child rapist off with a light sentence:

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+tube+hillary+laughs+about+rapist&view=detail&mid=C119C1D5D6CB4AA247C5C119C1D5D6CB4AA247C5&FORM=VIRE

buwaya puti said...

I would never have identified that actress as "hispanic", much less "Mexican".
I married a half-Mexican, I know what I'm talking about.
What do they do to these people, keep the rind and throw away the flavor? Replace the pulp with some artificial concoction?

Among the atrocities of the liberal leviathan, it seems, is that it functions like the body-snatchers of the films, replacing real personalities with uniform simulacra.

EDH said...

CatherineM said...
EDH - Trump makes creepy Bill Clinton look like a gentleman. I have never heard of Bill discussing his daughter's sexual attractiveness or how big her breasts may become when she hits puberty. That's what you call braggadocio?

No, I put that under what I called "edgy humor". Words not actions. In my experience, bad actors tend not to "go there" with jokes.

Bill is a pig, but I am not defending Bill. You are defending Trump. Sad!

I am kinda "defending" Trump, inasmuch as I'm just saying Trump should get a fair "trial" on what he's actually said and done. What we have is a media lynching.

Again, I think the worst thing you could do to either Hillary or Trump is elect him or her president. That's the paradox for me.

Why I lean Trump in the campaign right now is essentially the bi-partisan, trans-establishment forces that are aligned against him and the right of the constituency he speaks for to be heard.

They don't want Hillary to have to defend her record on substance. I do. And so should you.

buwaya puti said...

It doesnt matter if they elect Hilary Clinton, the person. She certainly wont run anything, even if she actually attempts to. You are dealing with a collective animal.

Trump, I don't know. Its not clear what many headed beast HE is bringing in.

n.n said...

They... It destroyed better people before him. Whether it was Palin who was destroyed for the female chauvinist cause and intrigue, or Romney who was destroyed through liberal projections and inventions, through it all there was the bureaucracy, the Ivory Tower, the lawyers' league, the JournoLists of the Fourth Estate... and the Court jesters, feverishly redacting the pages of 1984.

EDH said...

n.n. is right.

And it really comes down to whether you think the rot at the heart of all the centers of power in the establishment is something we can continue to tolerate with the same-old same old, or whether they are leading us toward a tyrannical road to ruin and must be stopped before the pent-up damage becomes to great to repair.

Is Trump the man to reverse that course? I dunno. But I sure don't want what he brings to the debate to be side-stepped by the forces arrayed against him through media manipulation.

cubanbob said...

AprilApple said...
Trump is easily mocked. Why again, we never should have picked the guy who was promoted by the DNC-MSM (and Hannity).
10/9/16, 2:27 PM"

Hillary is even more mockable but for the fact the MSM is a propaganda arm of the DNC.

CatherineM said...

Exile - I could go on about Bill as I have on this blog (told personal first hand stories of his lewd behavior.) I have also defended Sarah in this blog and even at my workplace. As someone who has been harassed (a coworker forcibly pushed me against a wall and kissed me in the office) I have deep sympathy for Jones.

It's your hero Trump who called Paula Jones, “Paula Jones is a loser, but the fact is that she may be responsible for bringing down a president indirectly,” Trump said.

I have also been dismissed by men in this blog for things like not enjoying cat calls and harassment because, they told me, I will miss it when I am older so I should enjoy it now.

I don't defend the Clinton's and I certainly will never defend Trump or his discussion of his daughters in a sexual manner. That hypocrisy is all yours.

exiledonmainstreet said...

EDH said...

And it really comes down to whether you think the rot at the heart of all the centers of power in the establishment is something we can continue to tolerate with the same-old same old, or whether they are leading us toward a tyrannical road to ruin and must be stopped before the pent-up damage becomes to great to repair."

That's exactly it. The problem is that there is a dearth of great leaders in the Western world. Look at every western country - which one is not governed by a mediocrity? They are all bland professional pols and/or cynical operatives. Countries which have lost the will to lead do not produce leaders. They produce a class of leeches.

Unfortunately, Trump is no Churchill or even a William Jennings Bryant. He is a boor who has gained a following because he is at least willing to address issues the political mediocrities want to ignore or lie about.

cubanbob said...

CatherineM said...
EDH - Trump makes creepy Bill Clinton look like a gentleman. I have never heard of Bill discussing his daughter's sexual attractiveness or how big her breasts may become when she hits puberty. That's what you call braggadocio?

Bill is a pig, but I am not defending Bill. You are defending Trump. Sad!

10/9/16, 4:36 PM"

Hillary is a grifter, criminal, traitor and rape enabler. You are defending her. Sad indeed!

CatherineM said...

Cubanbob- where is my defense of the Clinton's.

Howard said...

Baldwin's small hands are the piece de resistance.

Laslo Spatula said...

Tonight: the Debate.

I look at my Mystery 8-Ball and see:

Althouse will post that she is not live-blogging it, but will comment as the mood strikes.

Her son will live-blog it (and do a good job, as usual).

At some point the Trump Pussy Controversy will enter the debate; Althouse will then blog her disappointment/dismay/disgust at whatever Trump says, no matter what Trump says. Hillary is irrelevant.

Tomorrow morning there will be a numbered-list post from Althouse analyzing Trump's relevant debate comments to better hone the disappointment/dismay/disgust. There may be a quote included from the NYT and/or the Washington Post.

There will probably be a repeated call for him to end his run.

There will be over three hundred-plus comments.

Another Post will follow, scrutinizing some pundit / talking-head's response to the debate.

Then: Rat Cafe.

Extra points: Instapundit says something about the whole thing being overblown, for which Althouse will take Reynolds to task.

I am Laslo.

Charlie Eklund said...

In my opinion, "the dope Alec Baldwin" describes the fellow in question more accurately than "the great Alec Bladwin" but he does do a pretty good Trump.

I wonder if Baldwin impersonates Sassy Trump...

exiledonmainstreet said...

"It's your hero Trump"

He is not my hero. I will vote for him to keep that hellish viper Hillary out of the WH. We will have one or the other. I prefer him to her. That doesn't mean I am in The Donald's fan club.

Calling him "my hero" makes you sound like Unknown/Inga, which is not a compliment, since Unknown/Inga is a simpleton. There is a difference between voting for the lesser of two evils and engaging in hero worship. I don't consider any contemporary political figure heroic.

I am glad to hear you have sympathy for Jones and Palin.

Howard said...

Trump defended his referral of Ivanka as a piece of ass by pointing out that Bill Clinton would have done the same thing except Chelsea is only a 3.5 out of 10.

buwaya puti said...

Im looking forward to "rat cafe".
Also Laslo.

Terry said...

There may be a quote included from the NYT and/or the Washington Post.
Well, of course. The NY Times was the only news outfit clever enough to discover that the historic peace between FARC and the Columbian government was derailed by homo-hating Christians:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/09/world/americas/colombian-opposition-to-peace-deal-feeds-off-gay-rights-backlash.html

buwaya puti said...

Oh come on.
Pre-kid and surgery Chelsea was a solid 4.

buwaya puti said...

Chelsea is now arguably a 5.
I have a thing for fertile women.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Well, of course. The NY Times was the only news outfit clever enough to discover that the historic peace between FARC and the Columbian government was derailed by homo-hating Christians:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/09/world/americas/colombian-opposition-to-peace-deal-feeds-off-gay-rights-backlash.html

10/9/16, 6:09 PM

Those damn peace-hating Christians!

CatherineM said...

Exile - that's a relief. Please consider refraining from assumptions about "women like," me. I know who Inga is (are you new here?) but have been absent recently because of all the the fervent Trump fervor has been sickening. Also the bizarre idea that Scott Adams is some sort of oracle has me closing the blog in disgust, but I have been here since at least 2003.

Too bad Trump doesn't have our sympathy for Paula and thinks that women who are harassed should just quit.

Terry said...

Trump holding a press availability with women accusers of Bill Clinton before debate (Fox)

I once worked with a woman nick-named "double-bubble."
When I was a kid my mom told me I could grow up to be anything I wanted to be, even president! She was wrong. I blew it when I was in my early 20s, by referring to a woman by her nom de tetons.

commoncents said...

Internet Straw Poll - Who won the 2nd Presidential Debate?

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2016/10/internet-straw-poll-who-won-2nd.html


ps. would you consider adding CC to your blogroll?

exiledonmainstreet said...

Like I said, I am hardly a Trump fangirl. This election is not permitting us the luxury of choosing between good and bad - it's bad and godawfully terrible, with very, very serious consequences.

If Trump by some miracle should win, I expect him to disappoint and anger me at least 80 percent of the time. I expect Hillary to wreck havoc on the Republic 100% of the time. And the media will cheer her on. They would not do that with Trump.

Unknown sounds exactly like Inga of the changing nics and neverchanging stupidity. No, I am not new here. I just haven't frequented the blog much until recently.

khesanh0802 said...

I am headed off bird hunting for most of the month of October so my Trump angst will be limited to only a few hours per week. I have not abandoned hope, but unless there is a miracle Trump ain't going to make it. Clinton's crew has managed to damage the critical % of voters who might have put Trump over the top. ( I would happily accept a miracle, however!)

I was wondering what, or who, it takes to fix a badly broken government. I knew Sam Adams was pretty much a rabble rouser so I looked him up. "American patriot Samuel Adams (1722-1803) failed as a brewer and newspaper publisher before becoming one of the Independence movement’s most celebrated leaders and statesmen. An organizer of Boston’s Sons of Liberty, Adams conceived of the Boston Committee of Correspondence and coordinated Boston’s resistance to the Tea Act, which climaxed in the famous Tea Party. Further along there was a reference to Patrick Henry, so I looked him up also. "He was first a failure as a planter and storekeeper"; "an outspoken opponent of the Stamp and Townshend Acts levied by England, he stirred the seeds of discord with his famous Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death speech to the Virginia Assembly in 1775."

Now Trump is neither of these guys, but they prove that you don't improve things if you are willing to go along with injustices and unfairness. Trump is harsh but he has struck a chord in the people. As a result, the establishment on both sides intends to crush him. Unfortunately, he does not have his own printing press to disseminate his views on the status quo, and the Loyalists of his party have decided to support the king. I see no one on the horizon, certainly none of the Republican primary candidates, who has the courage- or the chutzpah - that Trump has demonstrated and that will be required to change the nature of our government. I will continue to hope against hope, but I am afraid that we are, as I think Brando says, doomed.

exiledonmainstreet said...

The woman whose rapists was defended by Hillary has taken to Twitter:

Kathy Shelton ‏@KathyShelton_ 18m18 minutes ago
I may be Hillary Clinton’s 1st female victim. She ruined my life; defended my rapist & blamed me. I was 12 yrs old. Then she laughed at me."

But, but Trump's locker room potty talk is so much more offensive!

Char Char Binks said...

Is it too late to vote for Pop?

Anyway, isn't it obvious that when Trump said "grab them by the pussy" he meant "seduce them and turn them on sexually"? They don't have outies.

That Trump was self-aware enough to know his appeal was due more to his money and celebrity than to his own personal charms actually humanizes him a bit. I'm now actually considering voting for him, mostly because of my hatred for the anti-Trump progressive fascists.

Laslo Spatula said...

I remember when SNL could do political characters by actually using people from their current cast.

Now it's Larry David and Alec Baldwin.

Or members of previous casts: Tina Fey, Darrell Hammond.

It used to be the "Not Ready for Prime-Time Players."

Now it's the "Not Ready for SNL Players."

Plus: they need better writers. Lorne: I'm waiting.

I am Laslo.

AReasonableMan said...

Well, it was always going to end up here. Trump surrounded by Bill and Hillary's sexual attack victims with the press yelling, 'Mr. Trump, have you touched women without their consent?'. And Paula Jones yelling back.

America. Fuck Yeah!

Rhythm and Balls said...

So what's going on here? No debate live-blog post?

T - 18 and counting.

exiledonmainstreet said...

CatherineM, Paula Jones is one of Bill's victims who is appearing with Trump tonight, along with Katherine Wiley and Juanita Broaddick and Kathy Shelton, whose Tweet I posted above.

It seems Paula Jones is willing to forgive Trump's stupid comment about her. Perhaps she is in a position to know who presents the real danger here.

PBandJ_Ombudsman said...

"So what's going on here?"

Meadehouse is biking, but they made a video:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/red-bull-hardline-mountain-bike_us_57fa7ffce4b0e655eab537bf?

Rhythm and Balls said...

Ahhh. Thanks EDH. Amazing how short people's memories are. Your post deserves a re-post, as people seem to be a little too comfortable with hypocrisy for me:
Alec Baldwin doing his great Donald Trump impression. (Fixed it for you.)

Seriously, Baldwin should talk about tapes actually disparing women: his own 11 year old daughter!.

I’m leaving this message for you to tell you that you have insulted me for the last time. You have insulted me. You don’t have the brains or the decency as a human being… I don’t give a damn that you’re 12 years old or 11 years old, or a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn’t care about what you do as far as I’m concerned.

You have humiliated me for the last time with this phone and when I come out there next week. I’m going to fly out there for the day just to straighten you out on this issue. I’m going to let you know just how disappointed in you that I am and how angry I am with you that you’ve done this to me again.

You made me feel like s*** and you’ve made me feel like a fool over and over and over again. And this crap you pull on me with this goddamn phone situation that you would never dream of doing to your mother and you do it to me constantly and over and over again. I am going to get on a plane and I am going to straighten your ass out when I see you.

Do you understand me? I am going to really make sure you get it. That I’m going to get on a plane and I’m gonna turn around and come home. So you better be ready Friday the 20th to meet with me. So I’m going to let you know how I feel, about what a rude little pig you really are. You are a rude thoughtless little pig. Okay?

I guess we all forgot that one, huh?

BN said...

It's all bullshit. We've known Trump is crass, crude, and creepy all along. Just as we've known Hillary is corrupt, incompetent, and ugly. Just as we've known that whoever the GOP candidate was, the media arm of the Wannabe Commies would treat him/her unfairly. Just as we've known it will be a disaster.

Let's talk about it. Hey! Here's a thought: let's talk abut it on the internet! October surprise my ass.

Look!!! Over there!!! Squirrel pussy!

Sigh.... It is over. Except for the weeping and gnashing of teeth.

BTW, I'm running a special on all bullets this week only WIll trade for dope or liquor.

EDH said...

Did Trump just side-step the entire Bush tape controversy?

Now she's comparing herself to Lincoln, while going all Joe McCarthy.

rcommal said...

Alec Baldwin, akin to Andrew Sullivan, is the sort whom I full-stop refused ever to pay attention to ever again, and so I have have remained faithful to that refusal ever since.

Deja Voodoo said...

buwaya puti said...
2:43 PM I cant put in links or even type proper Spanish.
4:23 PM I had to borrow someones Iphone to see this thing.

I will assume you are using an Android phone, if not, ignore all this.
type proper Spanish.
Go into Settings > Language & Input.
Under Keyboards & Input Methods, tap the settings icon next to Android keyboard (AOSP), [on mine it says "Google"] assuming that's the keyboard you are using.
Select Input language.
Deselect "Use system language."
Select the languages you wish to have enabled.

I cant put in links
With Firefox for Android simply long press the address bar and select "copy."
then in the text entry field long press and select "paste".
In Chrome it takes a whole bunch of kludgy steps. Screw them.

I have multiple languages on my computers and phones, most with characters that aren't used in English. I email and text family in Icelandic: æþðö

Robert Cook said...

"...I am hardly a Trump fangirl. This election is not permitting us the luxury of choosing between good and bad - it's bad and godawfully terrible, with very, very serious consequences."

No,with regards to the mainstream "Frick" and "Frack" parties, it's a choice between godawfully terrible and terribly godawful, very very serious consequences whoever wins.

Break free! Vote for a third party candidate, or write in your own choice, or, better yet, write in "None of the above." Like Pavlov's rats (sic), the voters continue to choose every four years between shitty and shitty and they act as if whoever wins will be different than the opponent or from any of their predecessors.

As has already been shown, we no longer have a functioning representational republic, and surely will never regain it by accepting and participating every four years in voting for one or the other of two Wall Street candidates.