May 12, 2017

“Yes. He was choking on that... Watch them start to choke like dogs... They are desperate for breath.... Ah, he’s choking. Ah, look."

Said Donald Trump — to Time Magazine reporters — as he demonstrated how he watched his TV — "a new 60-plus-inch flat-screen television that he has cued up with clips from the day’s Senate hearing on Russia."

The TV is in the small private dining room in the West Wing, and if this were a fictional movie, after all those lines about choking, the President would, one night, dining alone, choke to death.

Oh, how could a President choke to death? Wouldn't somebody be there to save him? But George W. Bush choked (on a pretzel) when he was watching TV by himself. He passed out and fell on the floor.

Anyway, I wish no harm to befall our President, I just thought all that choking talk was freaky. He watches clips and exults at triumphs he perceives as other people pause and search for the right words. It's interesting. He himself has a style of blurting out words, often the wrong words, or slightly off words — for example, "wiretapping" — that cause his antagonists to jump at the opportunity. His way of speaking, freewheeling and endlessly confident, has worked for him in a wild, crazy way, and you can see by all these "choking" comments about people who do public speech cautiously, that he thinks his style is superior. Meanwhile, his antagonists think he's deranged.

101 comments:

Once written, twice... said...

Trump tweeted this morning that given how busy his administration is it can't be expected that what they say can be totally accurate.

If Hillary or Obama wrote that it would be a two week scandal. For Trump it is just the new norm.

Lewis Wetzel said...

But George W. Bush choked (on a pretzel) when he was watching TV by himself. He passed out and fell on the floor.
I remember that. The Left blogosphere was convinced that GW Bush was passed out in a dead drunk. Those people will make up any old thing that reinforces whatever lunatic things they are required to believe.

Sebastian said...

"he thinks his style is superior. Meanwhile, his antagonists think he's deranged." Agreed.

Trump doesn't choke because he's continually spitting things out.

rcocean said...

Your play on words was clever but Trump was using 'choke' in the Sports sense. BTW, today's #fakenews is that Trump "threatened" Comey - LoL. All Trump did was say Comey had better make sure there are no "tapes" of his conversation with Trump before he starts "leaking". IOW, he'd better tell the truth, because if he doesn't a "tape" might be produced showing him to be wrong.

Not sure how that is a "Threat". A "threat" to tell the truth? I'm sure that when Trump talked to Comey on the telephone, he had aides listening in and writing down what was said, just as he does with Foreign leaders.

rcocean said...

If you want to know how perverse the hate of Trump is. My local morning radio talk show guys brought up Trump humorous re-tweet of Rosie's tweet in December demanding Comey be fired. Did they agree that Democrats are being hypocrites? Of course not. Instead, they sneered and jeered at Trump for tweeting and paying attention to anything Rosie said. I mean, him a President tweeting. How shocking!

Once written, twice... said...

rcocean, if President Obama tweeted likeTrump does, you and Ann would be all over him screaming "Ebonics!" and saying he was dragging down the dignity of the office.

Ann Althouse said...

"Your play on words was clever but Trump was using 'choke' in the Sports sense."

To some extent maybe, but the use of "desperate for breath" cuts the other way. And it is idiomatic to say "choking on his words." I think he is watching people speak, focusing on how the words come out of their mouth, and seeing that they don't come out in a fluent way. He sees himself as an expert on detecting how people really think and whether they are lying by looking at their face, and I think he has pride in the way words just flow out of him. He takes the risk that some things may be wrong but he will get credit for seeming to let the words come right at us as they emerge from his brain.

I am not trying to make a clever play on words here, and I am aware of the sports meaning of choking. I think it's closer to the idea of choking on your words.

traditionalguy said...

The MSM is thinking like Muslims think about the terrible infidels: that their Free Range Speech must be stopped by beheading them. Their heads are where their Free Speech originates, so saw off their heads as an example to speakers of heresy.

Choking also stops speech nearly as good as beheading.

The MSNBS gang now says they will not allow Kellyanne or Sanders on the air. They even dissed CNN for letting Kellyanne on once...while they all ridicule Kellyanne for being MIA. Consider Kellyanne beheaded.

Clayton Hennesey said...

BTW, today's #fakenews is that Trump "threatened" Comey - LoL.

Here's the hysterical, taxpayer-supported (501(3)(c)) blogger Rod Dreher just now:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/trump-blackmail-comey/

"Trump Attempts To Blackmail Comey. Really

Think about it: the President of the United States is threatening to blackmail the former chief of the nation’s top domestic law enforcement agency in an attempt to shut him up.

Maybe Trump is bluffing, which would be outrageous enough. But what if he’s telling the truth? We have no way of knowing. Now, every single man or woman who goes into the White House to converse with him now has to worry that the president is secretly recording their conversation, and has no scruples against using what is said to blackmail them. What say you, Sen. Mitch McConnell? What say you, CIA director Mike Pompeo?

This is banana republic stuff. This man is out of control. How can we have a functioning government if the President feels entitled to threaten blackmail, and every single official who meets with him in the White House has to worry that they’re being bugged, and that words they say in confidence could be used against them?

Note well that Trump manufactured this crisis out of his own ineptitude and corruption.

Congress is going to have to impeach him to protect the integrity of our Constitutional order. The House impeached Clinton for lying under oath (though the Senate did not convict). Now we have a sitting president threatening blackmail against the FBI director he fired. This, only four months into the president’s administration. Mind-boggling. But here we are. If this is not a bright red line, what is?"

And yet people still refer to him as a "journalist".

exiledonmainstreet said...

I thought Rod Dreher had taken "the Benedict Option" and was in some monastery in Wyoming or some other isolated place, waiting for the end of the world.

buwaya said...

"you and Ann would be all over him screaming "Ebonics!" and saying he was dragging down the dignity of the office."

These horses have left the barn. The battles over dignity were fought and lost decades ago.

There is no reason anymore to conform to any such a behavioral standard.
It is a weakness to be bound to any such standards if these are not honored by the other side.
It is merely a vulnerability to care, as the side that does not care will use it as a weapon.
Its the Alinsky rule #4 - "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."
You are not vulnerable to this if you make it clear that you recognize no rules.

Its a power struggle with no room for niceties.

Inga said...

And you people voted for him.

JohnAnnArbor said...

rcocean, if President Obama tweeted likeTrump does, you and Ann would be all over him screaming "Ebonics!" and saying he was dragging down the dignity of the office.

"Ebonics." Now that's a word I haven't heard for a while.

It doesn't apply to Obama by any stretch, either. Why do you think it would?

buwaya said...

Dreher is not suited for public affairs as they are conducted today.
He gets upset because he is attached to an obsolete system that died decades ago.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Damn right, Inga.

You voted for the corrupt hag.

Hang your head in shame.

Nonapod said...

A few weeks back, the President ordered a gutting of the room. “We found gold behind the walls, which I always knew. Renovations are grand,” he says, boasting that contractors from the General Services Administration resurfaced the walls and redid the moldings in two days. “Remember how hard they worked? They wanted to make me happy.”

I don't know why, but there's something charming about Trumps guilelessness. He just says whatever is on the surface of his mind, totally unfiltered. For whatever reason many people read that as derangement or stupidity. But people are going to believe what they believe about him, it's practically impossible to convince them otherwise.

eric said...

I am sincerely enjoying this Presidency and watching all the lefties pretend there is some standard left that must be conformed to.

Even better is the #nevertrumpers who still believe themselves to be relevant and patting themselves on the back every time they perceive Trump has done something they warned us about.

Btw, trumped just signed another executive order putting together a group to look at election fraud. Shhhh, don't tell the Dems. Freak out in 5, 4, 3.....

exiledonmainstreet said...

BTW, Inga:

"Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday vouched for President Trump’s assertion in a letter to former FBI Director James Comey that he was not under investigation by the FBI.
Grassley told committee members at an executive meeting that he and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had met with Comey last week, and that he had briefed them on who the targets of the various investigations are.

“Senator Feinstein and I heard nothing that contradicted the President’s statement,” he said.

Feinstein then said after Grassley’s statement, “I very much appreciate what you’ve said and it’s very accurate, and we were briefed.”

Choke on that.

traditionalguy said...

Of course FBI is the Mother of all Blackmailers. They taught the USSR secrets of using Kompromat, like they did to MLK hoping to end Civil Rights for African Americans.

But FBI choses loyalty to those that keep them in power. J. Edgar Hoover never admitted The Mafia existed. He was so mad at Bobby Kennedy that he helped cover for LBJ in killing JFK, and when Bobby started winning the Presidency for himself after LBJ withdrew, suddenly another lone and insane murderer professionally executed that most dangerous of the Kennedys.

exhelodrvr1 said...

OWT
"If Hillary or Obama wrote that it would be a two week scandal. For Trump it is just the new norm."

True. Hillary and Obama would never write that. They just went ahead and lied incessantly.

Clayton Hennesey said...

I thought Rod Dreher had taken "the Benedict Option" and was in some monastery in Wyoming or some other isolated place, waiting for the end of the world.

It would appear that option is mandated for others, preferably after buying and reading his book about it.

Inga said...

I voted for Jill Stein. I have nothing to be ashamed of, unlike you people who put this failure in Office.

One day Exile will be spewing bile and she'll inhale and choke to death on the acid of her own words.

Matthew Sablan said...

This is what happens when we vote against McCain/Romney, who believed in collegiality and niceness, for Obama, who won his first presidential election after making fun of the physical disability incurred due to torture of his opponent, and his second by lying about Romney's taxes.

The left has declared the new rules. I wish we'd follow the old rules, but the rest of the right has, correctly or not, decided that the best way to repeal a bad rule is to enforce it, vigorously.

Thus, you have Trump, who embraces the no rules, bring a gun to a knife fight, get in their face philosophy of the Obama presidency.

Ann Althouse said...

"rcocean, if President Obama tweeted likeTrump does, you and Ann would be all over him screaming "Ebonics!" and saying he was dragging down the dignity of the office."

You owe me an immediate retraction and apology. There is no basis for speaking about me like that. I have blogged about Obama for 12 years and I never made any racial derogatory remarks about his speech. There's a big archive. If you think you have any evidence against me, cite it. You are low scum to say that.

Mike said...

We now have a president who speaks like real average people instead of the faux-professorial image Obama projected or the eGOP from Maine gone to TX semi-folksy manner of GWB. It's the difference between formal speech (often written speeches literally being presented verbally) and casual speech. Trumps speech is so casual it often folds back on itself and sets up contradictions or explores metaphors from sports and wrestling. In short, his type of speech would fit in at any rural bar or church social but drives academics and professional talkers nuts. He wouldn't fit in at Oberlin -- or in DC if he hadn't barged in unexpectedly.

Yet, he conveys his message pretty clearly, and most of America "get it" when he speaks. It's like music, where maybe some words of a song are unintelligible but one feels the rhythm and melody and words together and "gets" the feeling being conveyed by the artist. The chattering class of TV-centric talking heads and establishment R pols and makers of Facebook memes decidedly do NOT get it. They are creating a new art form of misinterpreting Trump and like a rotten pineapple their art stinks. We the people get it, why can't the idiots populating the MSM-DNC hear what he's saying?

Because they are too busy hating Trump to take the time to listen to him. Too busy taking him literally to take his message seriously.

Angel-Dyne said...

exiledonmainstreet: I thought Rod Dreher had taken "the Benedict Option" and was in some monastery in Wyoming or some other isolated place, waiting for the end of the world.

If not, couldn't we get a lettre de cachet to have him bundled off to one? One can do that sort of thing in Trump's America, right?

traditionalguy said...

The Deep State has called Rube to the MSM and they are attacking Trump like Hitler's last gasp attack in December ,1944.

If they cannot take DJT out, then the FBI will not protect Clinton, Inc which was a Mafia like criminal syndicate disguised as Democrats. They could easily do 1000 years in prison from 1/10th of their crimes if ever prosecuted.

What DJT asked Comey was will you be as good at protecting me as you were at protecting Hillery and Bill. If not, what good are you?

exiledonmainstreet said...

Kim Strassel in the WSJ:

"Which leads us to Mr. Comey’s most recent and obvious conflict of all — likely a primary reason he was fired: the leaks investigation (or rather non-investigation). So far the only crime that has come to light from this Russia probe is the rampant and felonious leaking of classified information to the press. Mr. Trump and the GOP rightly see this as a major risk to national security. While the National Security Agency has been cooperating with the House Intelligence Committee and allowing lawmakers to review documents that might show the source of the leaks, Mr. Comey’s FBI has resolutely refused to do the same."

exiledonmainstreet said...

Inga said...
I voted for Jill Stein."

In that case, I thank you for helping to win Wisconsin for Trump!

Good going!

exiledonmainstreet said...

One day Exile will be spewing bile and she'll inhale and choke to death on the acid of her own words.

5/12/17, 10:12 AM


I am in some risk of laughing myself to death since the election.

jacksonjay said...

Our Genius Not A Politician King of the World President be flowing! I prefer heroes that don't get captured . Meryl Streep is overrated. I came up with "Prime the Pump."

God Forbid he took one second to think before he speaks! Sad!

And, like the proverbial Fifth Avenue scenario, the psycophants will never leave his side. More Sad!

traditionalguy said...

Why would anyone try to attack The Professor on her own most excellent Blog. We owe her respect for putting up with so many of us for so many years. I have learned more about English word usage and culture here in 7 years than in all the rest of my life.

I for one am only a high scum. But I do apologize for that.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Choke like dogs?

Inga said...

Traditionalguy,
For being such an ardent Trumpist, I'll say this for you, you are polite and generally very decent.

rcocean said...

"You owe me an immediate retraction and apology."

I agree.

Inga said...

"I am in some risk of laughing myself to death since the election."

One can only hope.

Birkel said...

@ jacksonjay

Have you found the PURPLE ELEPHANT? #sad

Drago said...

Althouse: "There is no basis for speaking about me like that. I have blogged about Obama for 12 years and I never made any racial derogatory remarks about his speech."

No deviation from the approved lefty narrative (whatever it happens to be today) is allowed by our resident Maoists.

As on campuses and in the media, if you fail to not only adopt the entire menu of leftist insanity but also fail to forcefully enough voice your support for same, you are immediately labeled every name in the book.

Althouse, being called racist is just the beginning. In no time flat you will also be a gender traitor fascist who is against the best interests if women. Followed by the labeling of you as a "female impersonators".

And if you think a lifetime of documented support for many liberal positions will save you, think again. The left demands utter and complete servitude, which you have failed to deliver.

Get ready for alot more if where that racist charge came from.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Ah, but at least I won't pass away from bursting a blood vessel due to nearly constant rage at Trump and Trump voters and complete obsession with everything Trump does or says.

The Leftists here better keep tabs on their blood pressure.

Birkel said...

@ Inga

When you are wishing death in other commenters, do you want them to get "free" government-run health "care" or do you support death panels for conservatives?

#MemesCollide

Drago said...

Remember Althouse, the left is now quite out in the open on what constitutes allowable speech. You are already well outside those lefty fascist limits.

If the left regains power, you'd better keep your head on a swivel.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Let the record show I have never wished death on Inga.

"When they go low, we go high."

I would like her to live long enough to see the error of her ways, but alas, I doubt that day will ever come, since she has aged without ever becoming wise.

eric said...

Because they are too busy hating Trump to take the time to listen to him. Too busy taking him literally to take his message seriously.

And it exposes them on both sides of the aisle. I absolutely love it.

A good example of this is prime the pump. They think he said he invented the expression. They just don't get it. What I heard him say is, his application was unique.

Whether that's correct or not I dunno. But that's what I heard him say.

Then, I see the mockery from both the left and #nevertrump and once again finding myself never wanting to listen to any of these people ever again.

Inga said...

Birkel,
How many times have you told me to "hold my breath"? I know you're a hypocrite, but really you're making it too easy.

Drago said...

Meanwhile, the left's beloved allies, radical Islamists, are openly calling for the murder of Jews and infidels.

Remember, as the Islamists murderers say:"First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People".

Check out Denmark's leading Imam giving full voice to that goal. I would tell Inga to check it out but that would encourage her to sponsor him to come here.

Inga said...

I love the fake outrage from two of the absolute worst nastiest vilest hateful commenters on Althouse, that is rich and laughable.

eric said...

Blogger exiledonmainstreet said...
Let the record show I have never wished death on Inga.


We think they are wrong. They think we are evil.

Give them enough power and they will exterminate the evil in their midst.

Drago said...

Exiled: "I would like her to live long enough to see the error of her ways, but alas, I doubt that day will ever come, since she has aged without ever becoming wise."

Just look at Venezuela. Just a few years back it was the favorite visit hotspot for all the usual lefty suspects.

Now they simply ignore completely this latest lefty "economic miracle" "success" story.

exiledonmainstreet said...

I would tell Inga to check it out but that would encourage her to sponsor him to come here.

5/12/17, 10:45 AM

She's hoping the Islamists will limit themselves to Trump voters.

I don't recall them ever asking for party affiliation before running people over or setting off bombs, but hey, they could start!

Drago said...

Inga: "I love the fake outrage from two of the absolute worst nastiest vilest hateful commenters on Althouse, that is rich and laughable."

"...nastiest vilest hateful..."

I'll bet they've never sexually enslaved young girls, sawed off heads, thrown gays off roofs, or thrown acid in the face of school girls like your beloved Islamists have done.

It's a pity you didn't save any harsh words for them. You've already used up the worst epithets on a couple of posters on a website in the US.

Way to keep things in perspective.

roesch/voltaire said...

Charles J. Sykes sums up much of the pro-Trump anti-Trump discourse well in his recent article with:"But the real heart of anti-anti-Trumpism is the delight in the frustration and anger of his opponents. Mr. Trump’s base is unlikely to hold him either to promises or tangible achievements, because conservative politics is now less about ideas or accomplishments than it is about making the right enemies cry out in anguish.
As he and Rush point out, this is not longer about the conservative principles of respect for the rule of law, and traditions of our political system and separation of powers, but only and anti- anti movement.


exiledonmainstreet said...

Inga, can you point to a time when I said I wanted you to die? 'Cause I know I never went that low. I'm not that nasty. You evidently are.

Drago wrote:

Now they simply ignore completely this latest lefty "economic miracle" "success" story.

5/12/17, 10:47 AM

Yeah, have you noticed how bereft of the usual suspects the Venezuela threads here have been? Well, Cookie showed up to blame capitalism (surprise!) but other than that, all the people who undoubtedly cheered when Chavez spoke at the UN and called GW Bush the devil have nothing to say about their former favorite socialist Utopia.

But next time it will work! Really, it will!

Inga said...

No wonder they voted for Trump, they are Trump. Trumpists identify with him, words he spewed resonated with them. They assigned qualities to him that he doesn't have. He spoke some words that they wanted voiced, those words were filled with bigotry, hate and lies. They loved it. They loved him, they still do despite his daily malfeasance. trump will ultimately be his own undoing. We're just waiting for it to happen. Hopefully the country survives.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Drago, now R/V is trotting out the words of Sage Charles J. Sykes!

Wow, I am amazed by the following old Charlie has gained among Wisconsin leftists since the election!

Let's hope Trump names his ex-wife to SCOTUS.

Drago said...

R/V: "Charles J. Sykes...."

Charles Sykes again! Thats twice in 3 days for the voice of "THE ALL IMPORTANT MILWAUKEE TALK RADIO MARKET WHICH INCLUDES SOME CONSERVATIVE COUNTIES!!Eleventy!!"

Wow, did that guy ever move fast to grab the prize for "A Conservative Who Must Be Listened To By All"!


Lol

exiledonmainstreet said...

Inga, can you point to a time when I said I wanted you to die?

Just want to clear that up, since you're so against commenters being vile and nasty and all that.

Inga said...

Roesch/voltaire said...

"As he and Rush point out, this is not longer about the conservative principles of respect for the rule of law, and traditions of our political system and separation of powers, but only and anti- anti movement."


Charlie Sykes receives only mockery here on the Althouse comments threads, but if they had any sense left in their heads they would recognize the wisdom in his words. But they won't.

jacksonjay said...

Trumpets sound more and more like Obamabots. Sad!

"All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear And disregards the rest, ...."

Inga said...

Yes Exiled, please do drop dead, I mean that rhetorically only of course.

Drago said...

Inga: "He spoke some words that they wanted voiced, those words were filled with bigotry, hate and lies."

Descriptions Inga would never, ever use to describe any actions of radical Islamic terrorists.

Ever.

Again, just take a look at Venezuela to see Ingas desired end state: the leftist communist leaders trashing the Constitution, disarming the populace, arming their own citizens militia with actual military weaponry, shutting down opposing media (violently), killing protestors, arresting the opposition all the while the population starves and can't get any basic services.

Or, as Inga would call it: Paradise.

buwaya said...

"conservative politics is now less about ideas or accomplishments than it is about making the right enemies cry out in anguish."

Well, what it actually is is a power struggle. Its not ever going to be about ideas and accomplishments until the enemy system is defeated. One does not build a permanent bridge until the assault has seized a bridgehead across the river.

Sykes and Dreher and co. keep wanting to assume that US politics is normal, or that the system works as it always has. Its not, and it isn't. You have driven yourselves into a position of extremes, with all of one and part of the other side of your politics completely devoted to unlimited corruption, and until that system is overthrown not much is going to be done, unless incidental to the battle.

Amadeus 48 said...

Inga--Love the hat. It is totally you. The cute little kitty-cat ears. The Millennial pink. All that room inside so that active brain can do its work. Just think of all those great thoughts thought under that hat!...(I'm thinking. I'm thinking!) I hope you wore it to church on Easter.
I rather miss the angel icon, though.

Drago said...

Inga: "Charlie Sykes receives only mockery here on the Althouse comments threads, but if they had any sense left in their heads they would recognize the wisdom in his words. But they won't."

We have listened very carefully to the left and the left has taught us a few things like all whites are racists, conservatives are Nazis, things like that.

In this very thread your fellow leftist called Althouse a racist, so why should I listen to Charlie Syjes whom the left has described as a racist Nazi who wouldn't even be allowed to speak on campus?

Oh no Inga, we have been listening. Very intently for a long time. And we see exactly what you and yours are doing so your faux "reasonableness" was long ago exposed for what it really is....Comrade.

Inga said...

Here's a guy who saw the error of his ways.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-sykes-talk-radio-2017-story.html

"For nearly 25 years, Charlie Sykes was one of the most powerful and influential voices in Wisconsin.

He cheer-led policies that turned this historically progressive state into a model of conservative governance. He made and destroyed political careers, using his perch on Milwaukee talk radio to help vault figures such as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker to national prominence.


But for the moment Sykes was speechless. He sank into the brown leather banquette of a suburban steakhouse. He stammered. He sighed.

“When you’ve devoted your whole life to certain beliefs and you think now they have been undermined and that you might have been deluded about things,” he began. “So. So. Um...”

In 2016 Sykes emerged as one of Donald Trump’s most prominent critics, a stance that outraged listeners, strained longstanding friendships and left him questioning much of what he once held true.

What it means to be a conservative. The role of race in politics. The wisdom of voters.

More troubling, Sykes believes he and others in the shoutrageous world of talk radio contributed mightily to the rise of Trump, to the contagion of fake news that abetted his presidential candidacy and to invigorating the racist, sexist and xenophobic elements drawn to his caustic campaign."

gadfly said...

"His way of speaking, freewheeling and endlessly confident, has worked for him in a wild, crazy way, and you can see by all these "choking" comments about people who do public speech cautiously, that he thinks his style is superior. Meanwhile, his antagonists think he's deranged."

Deranged, as in believing that he, Donald Trump, invented the phrase, "priming the pump." If not mentally deranged, then mental incompetency comes into play.

As for "endlessly confident", I believe his bluster comes from his hangup related to an inability to overcome his own insufficiency. He talks like an adolescent with no point to make.

But you already know what I think - and as the days of his presidency climb higher, his incompetence becomes more and more apparent.

Birkel said...

@ Inga

Holding ones breath cannot result in death unless you do so in a standing position, pass out and suffer head trauma in the fall. I know you are foolish but I assume you are smart enough to hold your breath while seated and without sharp objects beneath you. If I assumed too much, because you really are stupid enough to hold your breath while standing near sharp objects and a hot stove, apologies are now offered.

Even I did not think you that stupid, I should have known better.

Grab your carry on.

Birkel said...

@ gadfly

You said incompetence was manifest from the start but that it was becoming more and more apparent today.

Do you even logic, bro?

#NeverTrump

Inga said...

Tweet

Charlie Sykes @SykesCharlie

Rosenstein now learning with so many others have already: Trump first diminishes then corrupts everyone in his orbit

John Podhoretz @jpodhoretz
Proximity to Trump seems to turn people in the worst versions of themselves

Inga said...

Birkel,
I'm only pointing out your hypocrisy. You too can drop dead (by holding your breath) I mean that rhetorically only, of course.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Inga said...
Yes Exiled, please do drop dead, I mean that rhetorically only of course."

Oh, sure you do. You'd never wish death on someone who committed the Major Crime of making fun of you in the comments section of a blog. (Which, as Drago noted, is more offensive to you than gays being tossed off buildings or girls getting their clits sliced off.)

Just like your fellow leftist called Althouse a racist. I'm sure that was only meant "rhetorically, of course."

When are you going to get it through your head that nobody else in the rest of the country cares what a Milwaukee radio talk show host has to say, unless he's commenting on something about Wisconsin specifically?

Sykes is butt-hurt because nobody on the right cares about anything he says anymore.






Drago said...

Sorry Inga, we aren't falling for your tricks. We all know that conservatives like Sykes are heartless and evil people who want to push Grandma off the healthcare cliff, according to the left.

You only want us to agree with Sykes publicly today so you can hold it against tomorrow, after history begins anew again!

Lol

Sorry Inga, i can see you are desperate to return to the days of republicans calmly sitting there as they are labeled as evil nazis. But the bulk of republicans and Deplorables have been listening to you and your pals for a long time as you describe in detail how we must die off to create your leftist paradise here.

But instead of accepting a slow death for our families, ourselves and our beliefs, we've decided to instead fight back by fighting lefty fire with fire.

It must kill you and the old conservative guard that this is happening.

How dare republicans do what the left does? How dare they actually fight back?

HOW DARE THEY?!

Well, we dare.

Get used to it.

FullMoon said...

In a not so subtle fuck you to participants at White House dinner, Donald Trump had two scoops of ice cream, while the guests suffered with only one. In a kingly show of disrespect, Trump had a soda pop while guests were forced to drink water. Rumor water was imported from Detroit remains unproven-yet.

exiledonmainstreet said...

" The Millennial pink."

But Inga is very far from being a Millennial. She's an elderly lefty who hasn't had an original political thought in her mind since 1972 or so.

Something kinda said about these old lefties with zero self-awareness and no ability to question themselves. It's a pitiful way to end up.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"Holding ones breath cannot result in death unless you do so in a standing position, pass out and suffer head trauma in the fall."

You'd think a retired RN would know that.

But then Inga's nursing school days were a long time ago.

Drago said...

Inga still has a McGovern sticker on her VW micro-bus, right next to the "Che" sticker.

Better yet, she probably has one of those moronic "Co-exist" bumper stickers which would be okay anywhere in the world EXCEPT any Muslim majority nation.

There the Islamists would drag you from your car and murder you on the spot for that crime.

Which would be bad I guess but not as bad as being a conservative poster on Althouse!

Inga said...

Gadfly said...
"Deranged, as in believing that he, Donald Trump, invented the phrase, "priming the pump." If not mentally deranged, then mental incompetency comes into play.

As for "endlessly confident", I believe his bluster comes from his hangup related to an inability to overcome his own insufficiency. He talks like an adolescent with no point to make.

But you already know what I think - and as the days of his presidency climb higher, his incompetence becomes more and more apparent."

http://time.com/4692507/congress-remove-donald-trump-impeachment/

"But there is another provision in the Amendment that has received much less popular attention — one that could allow Congress to play a role in removing the President. And no, it isn’t impeachment. Instead, a little-known provision in Section 4 empowers Congress to form its own body to evaluate the President’s fitness for office, eliminating the need for the Cabinet’s involvement in the process (emphasis ours):

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

But what constitutional constraints are put on this power? Remarkably, there aren’t any. The framers of the 25th Amendment left the provision purposely vague, allowing Congress flexibility to decide on its specifics at a later date. It should come as no surprise to those who bemoan Congress’s frequent inactivity to find out that in the 50 years since the Amendment passed, it has never made such a decision."

Something to consider.

Drago said...

Inga: "Something to consider"

Go ahead and try it, and see what happens.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Is Time magazine still around?

The magazine you read in the dentist's waiting room when other patients have taken all the good ones?

Rusty said...

Inga said...
And you people voted for him.

Given the choices I think I made the right one.

The Clintons enriched themselves enough on my dime. Time to give another party a chance.

Drago said...

exiledonmainstreet: "Is Time magazine still around?"

Apparently the founders intended for us to governed by Time magazine and Charlie Sykes.

Don't bother looking for the precise constitutional language. It's hidden in one of the many leftist penumbra's.

Inga said...

The wheels on the bus are getting wobbly.

https://www.axios.com/trumps-comey-fight-spooks-capitol-hill-2404656591.html

There is widespread concern among Congressional leadership about Trump's frame of mind in the wake of the Comey firing.

Senior Senate aide: "It has to stop ... never seen anything like this in my entire career."

House leadership source: "Lot of anxiety, don't know next shoe to drop."

Here are the concerns we've heard from senior congressional sources.

Trump going after FBI director he just fired. Trump is supposed to be enacting an agenda, but is setting up a huge fight with someone who has nothing to lose.

White House is careening between crisis after crisis. "We need our asset out there every day barnstorming for tax reform, health care," the senate aide said.

Who can tell him no? Where is Reince, where are the adults?

Whose idea was it to blame Rod Rosenstein.

What an awful position this created for Richard Burr, the Senate Intel chair who has been working with Comey on this investigation.

What about the forgotten people? if they burn all this time on fights in DC, how can they deliver results to people in Trump-land
Russia thing is self-inflicted. Root of it was Trump's Obama tweet. Very little sympathy for Trump from exasperated people."

Rusty said...

nga said...
I voted for Jill Stein.

Your lying.

Drago said...

Inga, still desperately clinging to the fake dossier, lunges at the next Dem/MSM contrivance.

Unexpectedly.

Yeah, the Dems have nothing to do with the fake Trump/Russia collusion lie!

Lol

Yeah, the left is really beginning to try and sell that one. Which is strange
..NOT.

Gee, it's almost like the Dems know there is nothing there and are taking the initial steps to say "it wasn't us, it was self-inflicted by Trump".

If you are thinking that sounds awfully similar to the Dems attempting to hand off the astonishingly wonderful Obamacare to republicans....give yourself a cookie because you would be right.

Inga said...

http://theweek.com/articles/698288/theres-no-waking-from-americas-trump-nightmare

"The events of this week have confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Oval Office is occupied by an ignorant, impulse-driven lunatic.

Just how much of a lunatic is President Donald J. Trump? So much so that he fired the director of the FBI in a fit of pique despite the fact that the FBI is conducting an investigation of whether and to what extent the president's own campaign colluded with Russian intelligence services to manipulate the election that landed Trump in the White House. If self-inflicted wounds can range from a paper cut to a bullet in the brain, this is something like the accidental amputation of a leg just above the knee: The victim can still get around, but he's undeniably and irreversibly hobbled, not to mention weakened by a near-fatal loss of blood.

But not even that gruesome metaphor manages to capture the extent of our president's distinctive form of self-destructive madness

There isn't a single office holder, political operative, experienced staffer, or journalist in Washington who wouldn't have grasped in an instant that firing James Comey under such circumstances would be massively harmful to the president's efforts to defend himself against the Russian allegations and could well open himself up to a credible (or perhaps more than credible) charge of obstruction of justice. Even bomb-thrower extraordinaire Stephen Bannon understood it!"

Rusty said...

jacksonjay said...
"Our Genius Not A Politician King of the World President be flowing! I prefer heroes that don't get captured . Meryl Streep is overrated. I came up with "Prime the Pump."

God Forbid he took one second to think before he speaks! Sad!

And, like the proverbial Fifth Avenue scenario, the psycophants will never leave his side. More Sad!"


Aaaand Hillary is still not president. Unemployment is at an all time low. Manufacturing is hiring again. Illegal boarder crossings are at an all time low. The DOW is up based on real profits not QE. Repeal/dimantling Obamacare is in the works as is tax reduction.
I'm good.
Want a diet Coke?


exiledonmainstreet said...


Blogger Rusty said...
Inga said...
I voted for Jill Stein.

Your lying.

5/12/17, 11:34 AM

I think so too, since I can't remember one word of criticism she has ever leveled at Hillary. I believe Ritmo and Cookie voted for Stein, but they were consistent critics of the Clintons.

When has Inga ever criticized a Democrat?

Birkel said...

@ exiled

Not fair. Inga has criticized McCain.

exiledonmainstreet said...

In response, Inga frantically searches for and cuts and pastes yet another anti-Trump screed!

As Drago would say, Unexpectedly!

Whoa! The other 82,197 articles you have posted didn't do it, but this one will surely change everyone's mind!

exiledonmainstreet said...

Good one, Birkel.

Fernandinande said...

Ann Althouse said...
I have blogged about Obama for 12 years and I never made any racial derogatory remarks about his speech. There's a big archive. If you think you have any evidence against me, cite it.


O'tay!

"The word "Ebonics" isn't supposed to make fun of mistakes made by black people. It embodies the claim that speech that may sound nonstandard is, in fact, a language with its own grammar, that may be studied and learned."

You[Inga] are low scum to say that.

Probably more-so for any number of other reasons.

Birkel said...

😄😄😄

eric said...

The reason Inga went from being Inga, to another anon was because she can't argue. She continually gets mocked for her inability to support her ever shifting positions which generally mount to, "I hate conservatives and Republicans!!!"

She has two defenses.

The first is going anon.

The second is it oring what others are telling her and just using copy and paste.

And we wonder why the media keeps digging g it's own grave? It's because people like Inga need their words for comfort. Without them, she would have to think for herself. And make her own arguments.

jacksonjay said...

Rusty,

You left out that 0.7% GDP number. Must be left over from the Obama economy. Had a look at that VIX index lately? Obamacare repeal? You are kidding riight? Comey hysteria will now consume Congress for the rest of the year, so good luck on that legislative agenda.

The border crossing numbers MIGHT be an accomplishment.

I thought the thread was about Trump wordsmithing. Turns out you still have Hillary living in your head.

Drago said...

Once written has shown an illuminating light on the left's true self when the remaining portion of the lefty mask finally slipped and called Althouse a racist.

And the left views racists as fascists.

And left has clearly stated there should be no free speech for fascists.

And the left has said that fascist speech is "violence" which justifies actual lefty physical violence.

You can see where this is going.

n.n said...

High volume rhetoric can cause choking. Perhaps the speaker needs to be tuned or take his foot of the throttle.

Birkel said...

@ jacksonjay

Why aren't you president of the answers are known to you? Why didn't you advise one of the other 16 candidates and lead them to victory? What victories have your NeverTrump bona fides earned you?

Why does every NeverTrumper think the perfect was an option instead of accepting that this was the best option - flawed as it is - that we had?

#SAD

Rabel said...

Geez. I come by for a visit and there's blood all over the floor up in here. Or "blood on the tracks" I guess I should say.

Don't let them get you down, Professor Althouse.

Comanche Voter said...

The Trumpster has been watching too many sports talk shows. "Choking Dogs"--or "Choking Dawgs" if you are from Georgia, is a staple comment among the wanna be jock set.

Viejo Loco said...

Chuck+ schmuck. I repeat myself. Inga, you are deranged. If you are a retired nurse, you are a disgrace to the profession. I feel sorry for any patient you "cared" for. My wife was a long time ICU nurse, so I know what a dedicated nurse is, It's not you.

Jim at said...

"And you people voted for him." - Inga

Yep. And you know what? He was STILL the better choice.

That's just how shit awful your candidate was.
Deal with it.

Bay Area Guy said...

We need a higher quality cohort of Lefty trolls. It's the political equivalent of clubbing baby seals with this group.