August 30, 2017

"Nobody's ever seen anything this long, and nobody's ever seen this much water...."

44 comments:

sunsong said...

“I'm just waiting for Ivanka Trump to hand out champagne popsicles to hurricane survivors.”
~ Tony Posnanski

Bob Boyd said...

He forgot about Noah.

Bay Area Guy said...

Bush was hurt politically by the Dems over his Hurricane Katrina; remember Anderson Cooper freaking out on CNN? So Trump is trying preempt that contingency.

roesch/voltaire said...

Interesting that the Donald never mentioned the victims and numbers of people affected by the flood only the length and size etc.

CStanley said...

He forgot about Noah

Some TV network has been running the movie Evan Almighty this week.

Reminds me of the trip my husband and I took to a Central American country that had recently been taken off the State Dept "no go" list, and the airline played Proof of Life for the inflight movie.

Phil 3:14 said...

One would never accuse President Trump of outrageous eloquence. He has an uncanny ability to state the obvious.

On the flip side, I see that RV has quickly picked up on the oppo talking points.

Like Houston and its inadequate flood preparation President Trump is "Dammed if you do; dammed if you don't"

EDH said...

"Nobody's ever seen anything this long, and nobody's ever seen this much water...."

Was that an LBJ quotation?

He early became fabled for a Rabelaisian earthiness, urinating in the parking lot of the House Office Building as the urge took him; if a colleague came into a Capitol bathroom as he was finishing at the urinal there, he would sometimes swing around still holding his member, which he liked to call "Jumbo," hooting once, "Have you ever seen anything as big as this?," and shaking it in almost a brandishing manner as he began discoursing about some pending legislation.

Mark said...

Trump is like Garrison Keillor's Wogbegon .... the kids there were all above average, for Trump everything is the biggest ever and unprecedented.

Americas most hyperbolic President.

Hunter said...

Well is odd if he isn't mentioning the human toll. Is he really not mentioning it? I haven't followed closely enough to know if that's true or made up.

But also, I don't much care what he says or doesn't as long as the agencies are doing their job properly. And if they aren't that's not a problem solved by O44-esque vaunted oratory.

Henry said...

"Nobody's ever seen anything this long, and nobody's ever seen this much water...."

And in 100 years, all new people.

The Cracker Emcee Activist said...

"Interesting that the Donald never mentioned the victims and numbers of people affected by the flood only the length and size etc."

A careless reading of that made me it was about Bill Clinton.
Eventually the Left will realize that obsessing about every bit of Trumpian rhetorical excess makes them look clueless and a bit insane. Eventually.


traditionalguy said...

This is just drought relief, Texas style. President Trump deals with reality. The crisis grief counselors will be sent in later when there is dry land for them to stand on.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Interesting that the Donald never mentioned the victims and numbers of people affected by the flood only the length and size etc

He has mentioned the terrible human tragedy...just not in this short clip. What do you people want? A hair shirt and ritual rending of garments while wailing hysterically? Get Shephard Smith from Fox for that drama.

As to the numbers of people affected, property loss and other statistics....we don't know those thing since the event is STILL happening and it will take some time to asses the entire situation.

Have some patience Grasshopper.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

"Sungsong is a vaccuous twit who posts non sequiter garbage because she has no orginal thoughts in her empty lefty head."

President Mom Jeans

Mac McConnell said...

Bush was evil for not landing in Louisiana, Trump is evil for landing in Texas. The media is a Democratic corporate bag of dicks.

Nonapod said...

It's pretty clear that Trump is doing everything he can to avoid being Katrina-ed. But for the anti-Trump crowd, there simply is no winning. No matter what he does, no matter what decision he makes, he will be roundly criticized and will never, ever be praised. The best Trump can hope for is to ensure that their criticisms seem petty and mean spirited.

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Kevin said...

“I'm just waiting for Ivanka Trump to hand out champagne popsicles to hurricane survivors.”
~ Tony Posnanski


That says more abut Tony Posnanski that it does Ivanka Trump.

Infinite Monkeys said...

It seems clear to me that when he says "nobody" he means none of the people who have been flooded out. It's nice that the Left is jumping on him for this, it could have been something for the Democrats running Houston to grab on to and say, "See, no one expected anything like this! It's not our fault!"

Infinite Monkeys said...

That says more abut Tony Posnanski that it does Ivanka Trump.

The snark or imagining everyone else prioritizes dessert over necessities?

Kevin said...

Americas most hyperbolic President.

Bush visits storm victims to bring optimism. Press derides as out of touch.

Trump visits storm victims to bring realism. Press derides as hyperbolic.

Obama still telling everyone he meets about how the economy he inherited was one of the worst ever. Press fawns.

Kevin said...

The snark or imagining everyone else prioritizes dessert over necessities?

That anything Ivanka has done in her life would lend any credence to his fantasies about who she is.

It's as bigoted a remark about her as a rich person, as it would have been had someone suggested Obama might show up to hand out watermelon as a black person.

Kevin said...

That Sunsong could not see the bigotry in the statement she gleefully reposted is exactly why this country is as broken as we find it.

Bigotry is bigotry. You don't turn yourself into a good person by refraining from one type while laughing as you type post after post about another.

mockturtle said...

He forgot about Noah.

Beat me to it, Bob. Eloquent, Trump is not. But talk is cheap, even in its eloquence.

tcrosse said...

One person's Hate is another person's Righteous Indignation.

mockturtle said...

One person's Hate is another person's Righteous Indignation.

Well and succinctly said, tcrosse!

n.n said...

Noah, yes, and Commerson, RĂ©union: 191.7" over 4 days in 2007

Curious George said...

Mark said...
Trump is like Garrison Keillor's Wogbegon .... the kids there were all above average, for Trump everything is the biggest ever and unprecedented.

Americas most hyperbolic President.


Did he say that he would make the water levels stop rising or something?

MayBee said...

Who is Tony Posnanski?

Fritz said...

Nonapod said...
It's pretty clear that Trump is doing everything he can to avoid being Katrina-ed. But for the anti-Trump crowd, there simply is no winning. No matter what he does, no matter what decision he makes, he will be roundly criticized and will never, ever be praised. The best Trump can hope for is to ensure that their criticisms seem petty and mean spirited.

It's working.

Achilles said...

Blogger sunsong said...
“I'm just waiting for Ivanka Trump to hand out champagne popsicles to hurricane survivors.”
~ Tony Posnanski


You are absolutely deranged if you think that statement is a decent commentary.

exiledonmainstreet said...

MayBee said...
Who is Tony Posnanski?

Another Twitter asshole that dumbass sunsong thinks is profound. She's drawn to shit like a fly.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"Sungsong is a vaccuous twit who posts non sequiter garbage because she has no orginal thoughts in her empty lefty head."

She really doesn't. I keep waiting for her to say something original and clever or at the very least, something that gives some indication that she actually ponders subjects.

She can do nothing but repost the stupid thoughts of other horse's patoots like Twitter is the Oracle of Delphi or something.

Rabel said...

"He early became fabled for a Rabelaisian earthiness..."

Pardon me, but I have nothing in common with LBJ.

Except, of course, for Jumbo.

Darrell said...

Never have so many
Done so little
For so long
For so much.

--Ode to the American Left.

Darrell said...

Hey, I'd like a Champagne Popsicle!

Etienne said...

The last time we had this much water, Noah forgot to load the damned Unicorns.

SukieTawdry said...

I think the response so far to this disaster has been superb from FEMA on down to local citizens acting individually. If the response to Katrina was Bush's fault, to whom should we give the credit for Harvey?

Jim at said...

"Interesting that the Donald never mentioned the victims and numbers of people affected by the flood only the length and size etc."

Interesting if he DID mention the victims and numbers of people, you would bitch that he didn't mention the length and size, etc.

Do you realize just how pathetic you look when you nitpick the stupid shit?

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

And you still think he's competent.

Get ready to see much more of this sort of thing.

Michael K said...

"Sungsong is a vaccuous twit who posts non sequiter garbage because she has no orginal thoughts in her empty lefty head."

We need a better class of lefties. It is amazing to see the emptiness of the left. Diane Feinstein, who may have some residue of good sense, shocked a San Francisco crowd by predicting Trump might be a good president.

She is old school enough to see the folly the Democrats are into as they drift off to the left.

mockturtle said...

I agree about Feinstein. While I often disagree with her positions, I don't fault her integrity.

EMyrt said...

I've met Feinstein.
She's actually pretty smart for a politician.

Jamie said...

Toothless, what sort of thing?