July 8, 2017

"Mansplaining, G20 style."

100 comments:

AllenS said...

Pretty good.

Kate said...

Watching the Trump/Putin presser I noticed that Putin doesn't really make eye contact. Here you see it again. Cultural? A listening posture for the translation? Beta fighting for control in his alpha? Maybe Merkel just wants to jump up and down like Ripley getting the Alien Queen's attention: HERE!

Gahrie said...

Interesting..that's pretty much my reaction listening to what she says.

Fabi said...

Can we guess what Putin was saying to her?

"You're trying to ruin Western civilization again, Angela."

or

"I really want to sit next to Mrs. Trump at dinner tonight."

MadisonMan said...

Maybe it's indigestion.

Ralph L said...

I didn't realize until yesterday that Vlad is so short. Fingers too.

AJ Lynch said...

Is it fair to say, Merkel has made the worst decision of this century [except for our invading Iraq] by opening the EU doors to millions of illegal immigrants?

Owen said...

Fabi: probable threadwinner.

Etienne said...

"..and then I grabbed the Lion by the mane, climbed up his back and rode him into the meeting with Trump, like I was Erich Honecker reincarnated."

Chuck said...

As I watch this, I don't have any feeling at all that Merkel is bored/frustrated/offended by Putin.

Putin speaks German. No doubt; they are having a nice little conversation in German, Merkel is engaged, and Putin has just said something about some topic wherein the two of them are in agreement. The eye-roll from Merkel is a reaction that reflects something like, Oh yes, we both know how ridiculous that is...

Now, we are left to wonder, "What subject of importance at the July, 2017 G20 Conference would strike both Putin and Merkel as personally ridiculous?" Hmmmm!

HoodlumDoodlum said...

#SlayQueen #Shade #YesAllChancellors

Martha said...

oh Chuck, even you must know how ridiculously your explanation sounds.....

Fabio wins the thread.

Laslo Spatula said...

What comment of impotence at the July 8, 2017 Althouse blog would strike some readers as pedantically ridiculous? Hmmmm!

I am Laslo.

Laslo Spatula said...

"Mansplaining, G20 Style."

A common theme involving our President is how different people hear what he says differently.

Some hear only idiocy and venality.

Some hear refreshing truth and vigor.

It all depends on who is doing the Trumpsplaining.

I am Laslo.

Laslo Spatula said...

Regarding Putin and Eye Contact:

1. Never look at Putin's eyes directly without protective eye gear. Even sunglasses cannot protect your eyes from the damage the Putin's rays can do to them.

2. Always keep your back towards Putin while looking at a pinhole projection.

3. Do not look at Putin through the pinhole.

I am Laslo.

Etienne said...

"Now Angela, at the lunch, stop yourself! Only one cube of butter, and you can have an ass like mine in no time."

Bob Boyd said...

Putin was telling Merkel a joke:

A German tourist arrives at the airport and the immigration officer asks him: "Occupation ?"
And the German answers: "No, no, I am just visiting."

clint said...

The Sun Czar?

Государство-это я?

Glen Filthie said...

It only mansplaining when a man is condescending to a woman with an intellect. In this case, Putin is lecturing an idiot.

sunsong said...

Merkel, the current leader of the free world!

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traditionalguy said...

Frau Merkle was probably wanting to discuss whether she should let the British escape from the EU as easily as Hitler let the Brits escape the German's owned Continent at Dunkirk.

And Puttie insisted on discussing Russia getting a swing loan to make up for the oil prices drop until the War with North Korea gets started. Only Deutsche Bank's Junkers know for sure.

David said...

I think she's just suppressing a gigantic German burp.

Laslo Spatula said...

David said...
"I think she's just suppressing a gigantic German burp."

What's German for "NIDOROSITY"?

I am Laslo.

D said...

"You dont like him, I dont like him, we both dont like him talking bout freedom with Poles, da? Ok, lets dust off the ol Molotov-Ribbentrop contract, and get this party started!

Fernandinande said...

AJ Lynch said...
Is it fair to say, Merkel has made the worst decision of this century [except for our invading Iraq] by opening the EU doors to millions of illegal immigrants?


Depends how you define "century"; less than 100 years ago (and a just over 100 years ago, sigh) the Germans did a pretty bang-up job of destroying Europe. I hope they don't succeed again.

AJ Lynch said...

Ferdinande-I meant the first 17 years of this century.

Unknown said...

I love Angela. A woman has become the leader of the free world thanks to Trump! Broke that glass ceiling, finally.

Mac McConnell said...

Putin, " Angela are you still getting your Stasi pension?"

Sebastian said...

"Angela, Angela, since you're so keen on admitting muzzies, I got a bunch of them down in Chechnya. Want some?"

tcrosse said...

A woman has become the leader of the free world thanks to Trump

The Free World was an expression used in the Cold War to distinguish the West from the Iron Curtain countries. It is obsolete. Try to keep up.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

A common theme involving our President is how different people hear what he says differently.

Laslo, as always, hit the core of the issue. As illustrated by some commentators on this blog (who shall not be named) they have one interpretation of what Trump, says, does, intends. To them that is the ONLY way to see the issue and are utterly and completely unable to even imagine that other people can possibly have a different and legitimate point of view.

No amount of rational discussion will ever open their eyes to the fact that not everyone thinks the way that they do. No amount of evidence presented can persuade them that other people even exist. This is why they are so shocked, shocked, shocked that Trump won the election. "How can this BE!!!! Why isn't everyone seeing what I see. Why can't the deplorables be smart like ME!!!!"

This is why responding to those people is really a gigantic waste of time and pixels.

sunsong said...

I love Angela. A woman has become the leader of the free world thanks to Trump! Broke that glass ceiling, finally.

Absolutely ;-) and none too soon considering that state of the world right now ;-)

Unknown said...

"This is why responding to those people is really a gigantic waste of time and pixels."

Hahahaha! So why did you respond? Do as I say, not as I do, right?

MayBee said...

"...and if you lose the election, we can just build a pipeline together* like your last Chancellor, Gerhard Schroder and I did when he lost"

*Nord Stream AG is a consortium for construction and operation of the Nord Stream submarine pipeline between Vyborg in Russia and Greifswald in Germany, a project initially promoted by Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and President Vladimir Putin.

Achilles said...

After Trump's speech to Poland anyone claiming Merkel is the leader of the free world is a traitor to western civilization. Merkel is doing her best to destroy her part of western civilization.

It is ok though right lefties? Only poor German women have to deal with the rape epidemic in Germany. Break a few eggs and all that.

gspencer said...

"Watch Angela Merkel’s eye-roll."

Hard to do that when her belly roll takes up 95% of the screen.

MayBee said...

Absolutely ;-) and none too soon considering that state of the world right now ;-)

I love it that you guys think "the world" has changed so much in 6 months.
Merkel became leader of the world when Obama was in office giving Vlad more flexibility and stepping back from red lines.

Unknown said...

So Merkel is the "Leader of the Free world" now? Hmm. I must have missed her soaring rhetoric; her champion of individual liberties; her robust defense of Christianity under assault.

No, wait: she's said that you should appreciate the rapes; that only Muslims have rights, and echoing Obama that no one should insult the prophet of Islam.

That's why leftists look to her for leadership: for whatever reason, submitting to barbarians from the 700's who want to rape and murder is the left's highest priority now. And there's no one more experienced in betraying her country and selling out to Muslims and enabling rape and murder than Angela Merkel. At least, now that Obama's gone that is. The Prime Minister of Sweden is making a valiant effort though, to allow as many Swedish blonds to be raped as possible.

The left is cheering this race to submission, naturally.

--Vance

Unknown said...

Merkel, wish she was our President. Such an intelligent rational decent woman. She knows what Putin is all about and won't be falling for his lies anytime soon, unlike our President, who is Putin's useful idiot. Just think, a Russian asset sits in the White House. We Democrats, liberals and anti Trumpists are the true patriots.

Unknown said...

"Hard to do that when her belly roll takes up 95% of the screen."

Trump's ass and belly are twice the size of Merkel's.

Kevin said...

After Trump's speech to Poland anyone claiming Merkel is the leader of the free world is a traitor to western civilization.

But, but, they self-identify as women and she has a vagina!

Phil 3:14 said...

Dear unknown,

Try harder.

Unknown said...

"It is ok though right lefties? Only poor German women have to deal with the rape epidemic in Germany. Break a few eggs and all that."

Ask German women what they think of Trump, they hate him. Merkel is very popular in Germany and the world.

Kevin said...

She knows what Putin is all about and won't be falling for his lies anytime soon, unlike our President, who is Putin's useful idiot.

She shut down her nuclear power plants in a bid to go green that left her dependent on Russian natural gas. How much more idiotic or useful to Putin can you be?

Fabi said...

It seems like only yesterday when "liberals" were shouting that patriotism was the lest refuge of the scoundrel. What changed?

MayBee said...

Ask German women what they think of Trump, they hate him.

I love how we can declare a whole population of women as having one opinion.
Are German Women not individuals with their own opinions?

MayBee said...

You don't think they were talking Gazprom business?

But you all really do know Schroder and Putin built a pipeline together when Merkel took over, right? It's like for the left, Russia just appeared on a map in 2016 when Hillary needed them. Like they popped up as an all purpose boogey man. One day, in collusion with Trump. The next day, hating Trump with Merkel. Whatever the left needs to hate Trump for, they use Putin to do it.

Unknown said...

The US President for the first time in the history of Summit group pictures, was placed at the end, no longer front and center as in past year's group photos. A pictorial message to the world, Trump doesn't deserve to be front and center with the rest of the world leaders.

MayBee said...

So what has Trump done in the past 6 months to ruin the world so much?

Quaestor said...

"Unknown" is astonishingly ignorant and apparently unable to use Google. But, this isn't news, is it?

Unknown said...

Hahaha! Fake cropped photo, dumbass.

Quaestor said...

Whatever keeps your diaper dry.

MayBee said...

Here's a funny shot of Macron leaving his spot in the photo to go stand next to Trump:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/07/emmanuel-macron-jostles-way-front-g20-photo-stand-donald-trump/

Quaestor said...

You are absolutely correct, Unknown. The source is the New York Times, therefore it is fake by definition.

Unknown said...

Macron probably thought if Trump can be in the front row, so can he. I doubt he went to stand by Trump because he felt sorry for him. Well, maybe he did, he's a good guy, unlike Trump.

MayBee said...

Macron probably thought if Trump can be in the front row, so can he.

So it's not the center that's important, but the front row?

Got it.

bgates said...

Just think, a Russian asset sits in the White House.

Time to play America's favorite game, John Birch Society Member or Contemporary Progressive?

^I thought that was more original than Obama's use of a tired 20 year old David Spade joke about the 80s calling. Speaking of that though - hey unknown, why did progs think it was funny to be dismissive of Russia as a threat in 2012? Why did progs have no complaints about Obama promising Putin he'd be more obviously submissive once he didn't have to pretend to be tough in front of American voters anymore?

Ralph L said...

I'm glad that Trump is man enough not to have to be in the center. Allegedly, they're arranged by time in office, which is why the Macaron (a double-sided, airy confection) is on the outside.

Ralph L said...

bgates, why did Obama roll over and let Russia (not) take Syria's chemical weapons?

Quaestor said...

The US President for the first time in the history of Summit group pictures, was placed at the end, no longer front and center as in past year's group photos.

Do you repudiate this falsehood, Unknown? Or will you be confirmed as a fool and liar?

Birkel said...

Did anybody see where Unknown left the goal posts?

Saint Croix said...

I'll bet nobody can guess who is in the G20 without googling it.

chickelit said...

Axis of testosterone.

chickelit said...

Merkel is flummoxed because Trump can deploy family to help his diplomacy. Merkel is so einsam.

Saint Croix said...

I googled it and I still don't know.

US
UK
Germany
Russia
Japan
China
France
Canada
Mexico
Brazil
Argentina
Saudi Arabia
Italy
India
Australia
European Union
South Africa
South Korea
Italy

crap

Switzerland, maybe? Spain?

Quaestor said...

The snivelling coward won't face the music.

Howard said...

"Mansplaining" is a vile, sexist slur. Men explain things in simple, basic terms because that is how we learn and understand the world, not unlike the linear progression of a mathematical proof. This is very unlike women who tend to interpret the world as a gestalt, which can be misinterpreted as shallow and superficial. The fact is that both ways of looking at the world are necessary to solve problems.

chickelit said...

Switzerland, maybe? Spain?

The Swiss are not joiners. They're swatchers.

Mary Beth said...

The US President for the first time in the history of Summit group pictures, was placed at the end, no longer front and center as in past year's group photos.

The rows depend on their position in government. In each row, the ones that have been in office the longest are in the center.

Find Obama in the 2010 photo and tell me again how this is the first time in history that the US President wasn't front and center.

chickelit said...

This is very unlike women who tend to interpret the world as a gestalt, which can be misinterpreted as shallow and superficial.

Is that where the term "broad" comes from?

Saint Croix said...

When you look at the size of the various economies around the world

it's pretty clear that the EU exists because of an urge to compete with the USA

we can't actually get there through growing our economy

so we'll do a merger instead

this is known as "diworsification" when a corporation does it

when a continent does it, ouch

Mary Beth said...

I'll bet nobody can guess who is in the G20 without googling it.


I don't guess, I Google. http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/07/politics/g20-class-photo-annotated/index.html

I'm assuming they got it right even though the link is CNN.

Saint Croix said...

The Swiss are not joiners. They're swatchers.

I was going to type LOL but it was more a dry mirthless chuckle

I was going to say "like the swiss" but that's probably just their cheese

big fan of their chocolate

I think their knives are overrated

Howard said...

Chicklit: I hadn't thought of that, I always thought "broad" was the dimension of their caboose.

Saint Croix said...

I actually like swiss cheese

American cheese, hands down, the worst

although granted I am no cheese expert

probably there are far worse cheeses in the world

American cheese is the Trump of cheeses

you could probably do a lot worse

but it's just no damn good

except maybe on nachos

if you dump jalapeños on american cheese

it works

that is probably what Donald Trump told Marco Rubio in 2016

Saint Croix said...

surprisingly I am okay with brie

not sure about brie with nachos

as long as you dump jalapeños on it, should be fine

chickelit said...

I was going to say "like the swiss" but that's probably just their cheese

Emmentaler-style cheese came to America in the 19th century. Actually, Wisconsin played a big role in popularizing "Swiss cheese." I don't believe there was ever a bigger concentration of Swiss immigrants than in Green County.

Jon Ericson said...

Hi Karen!

chickelit said...

American cheese, hands down, the worst

America's cheesemaking suffered like that of its Euro-inspired beermaking: Homogeneity.

Artesian cheese, like beer, is making a comeback.

Saint Croix said...

Wisconsin played a big role in popularizing "Swiss cheese."

figures!

like all those Italians in New York who invented pizza

Or those Chinese-Americans who invented General Tso's chicken

best of both worlds

MayBee said...

The US President for the first time in the history of Summit group pictures, was placed at the end, no longer front and center as in past year's group photos.

The rows depend on their position in government. In each row, the ones that have been in office the longest are in the center.

Find Obama in the 2010 photo and tell me again how this is the first time in history that the US President wasn't front and center.------

Ha, Mary Beth. I wonder who is peddling the talking point Unknown was repeating?

n.n said...

So, men "mansplain", and women "nag". Equal and complementary.

Another explanation is that Merkel loathes reminders of the anti-native, anti-democratic factions that arose in Ukraine and forced global refugee crises in order to coverup the collateral damage from premature evacuations and sustain a perception of "clean", "green" wars.

chickelit said...

@Saint Croix: Don't forget the wines of California,courtesy of European immigrants. And also the whines of California, courtesy of American emmigrants.

Achilles said...

"Ha, Mary Beth. I wonder who is peddling the talking point Unknown was repeating?"

Let's go look...

Google has nothing so far. It may be an original thought. A stupid wrong original thought that a few minutes of research debunked but an attempt.

This leads me to think it is Meade. He has critical thinking skills absent on the left and may not have links to the fever swamps they get their talking points from.

Mary Beth said...

Ha, Mary Beth. I wonder who is peddling the talking point Unknown was repeating?

It's an easy mistake to make if you only read the headlines of articles like this one - https://www.rt.com/news/395618-g20-group-photo-placement/ - and not the actual article that explains placement is a matter of protocol.

Ralph L said...

Artesian cheese
Well, I don't like the taste of it.

Quaestor said...

Patin: "I used to pick my nose with this finger, now I just shove the whole hand up there..."

Merkel: Eyeroll

Quaestor said...

Men explain things in simple, basic terms because that is how we learn and understand the world, not unlike the linear progression of a mathematical proof. This is very unlike women who tend to interpret the world as a gestalt, which can be misinterpreted as shallow and superficial. The fact is that both ways of looking at the world are necessary to solve problems.

Rome was built by mansplainers (Safari thinks this is a word!) mansplaining the crap outa anything or anybody who got in the way. Then they got all gestalty and got butt-reamed by the Germans.

Jim at said...

"Merkel, the current leader of the free world!"

I'll help you pack.

Jim at said...

"The US President for the first time in the history of Summit group pictures, was placed at the end, no longer front and center as in past year's group photos."

Maybe they got tired of President Precious waving his damn hand in front of their faces....

h said...

St. Croix: Your list of 19 repeats italy, the two missing are Indonesia and TUrkey.

The Godfather said...

OK, Merkel, not the US, is now the leader of the free world. So tell me: What has she done to destroy the Islamic State? What has she done to defeat or impede international terrorism? What has she done to improve the environment by replacing coal and oil as major energy sources with natural gas and nuclear power? Which eastern European countries has she agreed to protect with anti-missile missiles? I could go on, but you get the idea. She’s not even protecting her own people from sexual assaults by immigrants.

Sebastian said...

@myself (apologies): "Angela, Angela, since you're so keen on admitting muzzies, I got a bunch of them down in Chechnya. Want some?"

And on cue, after I posted, IBT reports:

"A gang of armed Chechen Muslims are terrorising women in Germany who do not adhere to their strict interpretation of the Quran.

Reports suggest up to 100 men belong to the vigilante group, which ‘punishes’ Chechen women who are seen to behave immorally, including fraternising with non-Chechen men, smoking, drinking or visiting swimming pools."

Etienne said...

What has she done to destroy the Islamic State?

She hasn't pissed-away 50 trillion dollars plinking ragheads while the middle class vanished.

chickelit said...

What has she done to destroy the Islamic State?

She hasn't pissed-away 50 trillion dollars plinking ragheads while the middle class vanished.


Non-reponsive. The question was not "what has she not done."

In truth, she's a passive-agressive oaf.

Aggie - said...

Now who is drinking the milkshake?

Saint Croix said...

Your list of 19 repeats italy

I like to double up on my provolone!

the two missing are Indonesia and Turkey.

You can buy the Indonesia Cheese Report for $990.

There probably is a Turkey Cheese report, but Google got a little sidetracked. It wanted to take me back to some town in Italy called Panini.

n.n said...

Turkey Cheese report, but Google got a little sidetracked... some town in Italy called Panini

It's what's for lunch.