January 19, 2018

"[My pussy hat] covers our John Wayne bust in our front hallway. I feel ever more depressed and angry when I look at it."

"Every day I see it and think of my granddaughters, who also marched, and their future in this America, where Donald Trump is truly destroying all we stand for. I like the color though."

From "The Second Lives of Pussy Hats/One year later, these Women’s March symbols have found new purpose as stuffed toys and talismans (when they’re not being worn, that is)." (NYT).

70 comments:

Ken B said...

It's shameful what he's done to unemployment. And don’t get me started on the Dow. Shame, shame, shame!

rcocean said...

Their John Wayne Bust?

Who the hell has actor's "Bust" in their hallway?

Sebastian said...

Even by prog TDS standards, this is slightly over the top. What, exactly, is Trump "truly destroying"?

Besides prog self-regard and assumptions of superiority, that is.

Jamie McArdle said...

Oh, for gosh sakes.

AReasonableMan said...

Althouse likes to focus on the extreme reactions to Trump because this makes the local punters feel good about themselves, but this is not his main problem. Those people were never voting for him. His problem is the large number of moderate voters who are turned off by his BS. They have tuned him out, and nothing he has to say can really change that at this point.

n.n said...

What, exactly, is Trump "truly destroying"?

The narrative. The ball of yarns. The source of their status, capital, and control. They have been exposed as bigots. Sanctimonious hypocrites, who are a bad influence for women, men, girls, boys, and babies, too.

n.n said...

Granddaughters, not grandsons? Telling.

The correct... the right answer is men and women are equal in rights and complementary in nature.

The female chauvinists destroyed their credibility when they denied women's agency through witch hunts, denied men's rights through witch trials, and denied lives deemed unworthy by placing conception before choice.

Stop projecting and start reflecting.

Jupiter said...

"I wear it on deck at masters’ swim meets to warm my head and intimidate the competition. Unfortunately, the competition loves it and feels empowered, too."

I take it that the "competition" is female.

Ken B said...

Sebastian:
Unemployment.

Jamie McArdle said...

I have to wonder how many people the writer had to hear from before discovering the one with the John Wayne bust.

ARM, you're right about the pussy hat wearers' not being Trump voters, but not so sure you're reading the moderates all that well. I'd give voters more benefit of the doubt - perhaps even to evaluate the policy moves and mostly blow off the tweets.



Jupiter said...

I especially liked the photograph contributed by Dorothy Ferguson, who apparently uses her pussy hat as a blindfold, to keep herself from realizing that 2016 is over and Hillary Clinton will never be the President of the United States of America.

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Mark said...

"Every day I see it and think of my granddaughters, who also marched, and their future in this America, where Donald Trump is truly destroying all we stand for."

It's not nice to be aborted, is it?

Phil 3:14 said...

" His problem is the large number of moderate voters who are turned off by his BS. They have tuned him out, and nothing he has to say can really change that at this point."

ARM, you have a point but of course its really about who the Dems run in 2020, not to mention how the economy is doing.

I know its a long way off but so far the only talked about 2020 Dem candidate that would excite the populace IMHO would be...


(wait for it)


Oprah

Jim at said...

where Donald Trump is truly destroying all we stand for

Name one, damn thing he's done to destroy all that you stand for.

Just one.

Jupiter said...

Jamie McArdle said...

"ARM, you're right about the pussy hat wearers' not being Trump voters,"

And yet the majority of white American women voted for Trump. 53%. So, the people wearing pink pussy hats are not the majority of Americans with pink pussies. Perhaps the people who act like dicks are not the majority of the people who have dicks?

exhelodrvr1 said...

So her family must be pink?

Chuck said...

This is how they produce the Tucker Carlson show on Fox. They open with a story like this. A third-tier liberal; sometimes somebody who wrote something screechy and laughable in a student newspaper, or who wrote something outrageous on Twitter. Or who gave an outlandish interview. And Tucker spends the first 12 minutes of his show ridiculing them. With lots of sarcasm, and eye-rolling, and face-making, that is probably merited but for the fact that ithe whole thing probably didn’t merit the attention I begin with. It was all just set up as a figurative punching bag for the Tucker Carlson audience.

I actually think that Althouse would make a great producer for Tucker Carlson.

BarrySanders20 said...

Is it inappropriate to ask “Can I touch your pussy hat?”

"I wear it on deck at masters’ swim meets to warm my head and intimidate the competition. Unfortunately, the competition loves it and feels empowered, too."

How about “Can I touch your wet pussy hat?”

Inga said...

What’s a day at Althouse without a Trump Derangement Syndrome tagged post? If it’s Trump Derangment Syndrome to dislike Trump, then 3/4 of the country is suffering from it. Maybe it’s being normal.

Quaestor said...

Nature will dispose of them sooner or later.

n.n said...

It's not nice to be aborted, is it?

She's standing for her unPlanned granddaughters (survivors), her Planned granddaughters (sacrifices), her recycled granddaughters... She's standing for her grandsons? She's standing for humanity? She's standing at the tomb of the unknown baby.

tcrosse said...

Althouse knows how to throw out Troll Bait. Have fun with it.

buwaya said...

" that is probably merited but for the fact that ithe whole thing probably didn’t merit the attention I begin with. It was all just set up as a figurative punching bag for the Tucker Carlson audience."

This also describes much of the MSM coverage of Trump, and for that matter all Republicans, as required. There are hundreds of them, in the MSM, for every Tucker Carlson.

Still not getting through that this is a propaganda war, and truth, whether small details or large processes, is irrelevant in itself. It is at best ammunition. The game is not what you think it is.

Perspective is all that matters.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

The Dems generic ballot advantage for 2018 has been cut in half. +13 to now +6.

Black and Hispanic males are supporting Trump in larger numbers.

I've always said Trump is a true threat to the Dems advantage with black voters. His personality (brash, money loving, women loving) is appealing to many blacks and Hispanics. He should be out in the minority communities fighting for their votes. If he can peel off 10-15% additional minorities the Dems are finished.

Now will he do that or shot himself in the foot. Who knows. We're dealing with Trump and all things possible.

rcocean said...

Picking on an liberal - or #nevertrumpers - is like picking on a little kid with brain damage.

Except they're arrogant, assholes with brain damage.

So, its actually quite fun.

buwaya said...

" then 3/4 of the country is suffering from it."

3/4 of the money in the country certainly is against Trump.
You don't matter, I don't matter, in the face of that.
And public opinion is, when backed by such funding, a manufactured commodity.

Think above your limit, and look at the whole.
Break out of that constricted box.
Attempt a unique thought.

FullMoon said...

A commenter here today has described Limbaugh, Hannity, Tucker and Laura Ingrahm. Maybe others.


Seems to watch an awful lot of TV and listen to a lot of talk radio.

And still has time to visit Althouse looking for mommies attention and threatening to ram a paper down someones throat.

Makes me feel good about my life, all in all.

And, no, I will not mention titty twisting this time.

The Drill SGT said...

She didn't get the Memo.

Pussy hats, like the Vagina Monologues are out. Not inclusive enough for the women who don't have vaginas

holdfast said...

LLR Chuck

I was once worried that Tucker would run out of witless punching bags, but apparently there is an endless supply of deranged Lefties.

Gahrie said...

Jesus fucking Christ! Now Chuckles is attacking Rightwing never Trumpers! I still believe.....for a lifelong Republican, he talks an awful lot of shit about the Right and defends an awful lot of shit from the Left.

Drago said...

ARM: "Those people were never voting for him. His problem is the large number of moderate voters who are turned off by his BS. They have tuned him out, and nothing he has to say can really change that at this point."

What was the precise moment AFTER Nov 8, 2016, that you suddenly became an electoral polling/assessment expert?

Because you sure the heck weren't one BEFORE Nov 8, 2016.

Michael said...

ARM

Wrong again. Trump is a sanctuary from the insanity the left is engaging in. Every idiotic over reaction to any and everything by the left pushes more people into his camp . Normals care what he does not what he says. This woman is an hysteric. Obviously. Normals are not hysterical. Normals take it in and go about their business. They absorb their losses stoically. Not hysterically.

Drago said...

Gahrie: "Jesus fucking Christ! Now Chuckles is attacking Rightwing never Trumpers! I still believe.....for a lifelong Republican, he talks an awful lot of shit about the Right and defends an awful lot of shit from the Left"

No one on the right is safe from attacks from LLR Chuck.

However, every single dem/lefty/MSM hack has nothing to worry about in terms of any possible criticism from our "Bowe Bergdahl Republican" Chuck.

You should feel free to make obvious conclusions.

FullMoon said...

On Saturday, gullible women everywhere will stage a march to protest what abortion monger Kaylie Hanson Long of Naral has called “the worst [administration] we’ve ever seen for women and families.” Well, maybe. If women's well-being centers around their ability to kill the children in their wombs. But what about other indicators — like women in positions of power? Trump has appointed an awful lot of them. Nikki Haley, ambassador to the United Nations; Elaine Chao, secretary of Transportation; Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Heather Wilson, secretary of the Air Force; Sarah Sanders; Betsy DeVos, secretary of Education... I could go on and on. Or consider the jobs boom and the skyrocketing economy, which help all people of either sex, or tax reform which is already paying dividends in terms of jobs and bonuses but will also start turning up in paychecks at almost every level. Or consider the defeat of ISIS under Trump — ISIS who sold women into slavery. And yet women have allowed the Democrats — which of course includes the news media — to create a feeling state of hysterical outrage and victimhood that overrides the reality of Trump's success. Women don't like Trump. He smirks. He's rude. He spent most of his life as a free-wheeling billionaire who ran beauty contests and took every advantage you would expect of that situation.

Drago said...

The Drill Sgt: "Pussy hats, like the Vagina Monologues are out. Not inclusive enough for the women who don't have vaginas"

Not precise enough.


Pussy hats, like the Vagina Monologues are out. Not inclusive enough for the "women" who actually have a penis and testicles instead of vaginas.

FIFY

#Lefty"Science"

AReasonableMan said...

Drago said...
What was the precise moment AFTER Nov 8, 2016, that you suddenly became an electoral polling/assessment expert?
Because you sure the heck weren't one BEFORE Nov 8, 2016.


I accurately assessed who would get the most votes. Hard to do better than that, given the data available.

n.n said...

My pussy, without a hat, lounges on the veranda. Pussy, put on your hat, and come inside. It's cold outside.

Bob Boyd said...

I shed tears of rage when I read the Duke was under a pussy hat.

Clyde said...

Schadenfreude never gets old.

Unknown said...

These people are freakin' insane (were I vocalizing I would use the proper f-word). They see threats that do not exist. They feel attacks that never arrive. They fear a future that will never exist.

-sw

Josephbleau said...

ARM knew exactly which team had the most yards gained, but did not know which team had the most points. Sad.

Francisco D said...

ARM wrote: "His problem is the large number of moderate voters who are turned off by his BS. They have tuned him out, and nothing he has to say can really change that at this point."

Um, they must be upset that their retirement savings have skyrocketed in record time.

Of course, those moderates who depend on government assistance must be terrified by the prospect that they won't have all the wonderful toys that people who work and invest have been able to purchase. After all, they are entitled.

Big Mike said...

Unfortunately for them, the Women's March coincided and was roughly co-located with the violence and vandalism of the various groups -- e.g., BLM, Disrupt J20, antifa (presumably, though anyone can put on black hooded jackets and black face masks), and everybody else who came to Washington to register their dislike of the results of the election using punches, fire, and thrown rocks -- and this didn't and still doesn't help their cause. It's very easy to conflate the Women's March with the violence when (1) the organizers of the Women's March failed to strongly condemn the violence and vandalism, and (2) Ashley Judd's speech emphasized how she and the other marchers were "nasty women."

So no sympathy from our household towards the pussy hat brigade. Embrace the devil, and you're apt to find your garments singed.

Francisco D said...

ARM: Siempre socialismo!

Big Mike said...

You know, ARM could be right. But whether the voters still feel turned off by Trump's vulgarity when they see a booming economy and more money in their paychecks is still to be determined. The notion that "nothing he has to say can really change that at this point" seems as though it could be quite premature.

ARM makes a mistake, though, when calls what Trump does "BS." It isn't BS and it really is working.

Sam L. said...

Poor BABIES.

Luke Lea said...

"Blogger Chuck said...
This is how they produce the Tucker Carlson show on Fox."

What, you don't like to watch Tucker bitch-slapping some clueless lefty?

Me neither.

Drago said...

ARM: "I accurately assessed who would get the most votes."

LOL.

So did Hillarys campaign team. Unfortunately, thats not what matters.

Just as useful would have been predicting the color of Hillarys outfit.

JaimeRoberto said...

Sad.

Night Owl said...

So did Hillarys campaign team. Unfortunately, thats not what matters.

SHHH! Let them continue to think it's the national popular vote that decides the election.

But seriously... Why do people tout Hillary's popular vote "win" as if it were meaningful?

At the risk of belaboring the obvious: If the popular vote alone, rather than the electoral college, decided the election, the outcome of the popular vote would've been very different. For example, Hillary haters in deep blue states-- trust me, they exist-- that stayed home because Trump had no chance to win in their state would've turned out to vote for Trump. Likewise for Trump haters in deep red states. And since Trump would've campaigned differently if the popular vote alone decided the election, Hillary still would've lost because she was a lousy campaigner.

William said...

Do you think she bought the John Wayne bust just so she could put it under her pussy hat? Seems a little contrived. I wonder if any wear it while giving or receiving oral sex. Would that be prurient in a politically correct context? It's a pussy hat. It seems like someone would invent a sexually provocative use for it.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Your money grubbing money whore - the grand liar, the fem-deceit, she lost.

too bad so sad.

cf said...

Considering in particular the last 2 years, we have got to be witnessing "The Worst Women's Movement Ever".

I tweeted about it today in a series here:
https://twitter.com/Ertist/status/954530653302702080

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Hillary's consolation prize is 3 millions votes from CA - she can have that.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Dick, at about $4000 per vote, she's entitled to feel attached to them. However, someone should explain the sunk cost fallacy to her.

Amadeus 48 said...

My wife has two friends who passed on attending the memorial service for a beloved (male) friend who died tragically and unexpectedly so they could go to a post-inauguration women's march in Chicago. She thinks those two are idiots.

Ctmom4 said...

It would take a heart of stone not to laugh at these loonies.

Unknown said...

What a load of shite. Absolute fantasy land.

James Smith said...

How, exactly, can Trump be destroying everything this woman stands for when she doesn't really stand for anything? Just holds whatever transient beliefs for the latest narrative.

n.n said...

She will always have the Feminists' Slut Walk held in response to calls for self-moderation.

Will the Feminists hold a Slut Orgy in response to Atwood's call for self-moderation?

stlcdr said...

How does this kind of tripe get published? It would be one thing if the person in question had regained some sanity and reattached themselves to reality, but it’s just perpetuating the derangement.

I think these people hate what they feel, so try to validate it by wanting to force others to feel the same way. The NYT is complicit in taking advantage of them like the person filming someone getting a retarded child chasing a carrot on a stick.

JAORE said...

Pussy hat,pussy hat,
Where have you been?
I've been to D.C.,
to march for my Queen.

Pussy hat,pussy hat,
Why do you purr?
It's one year on,
And I'm still With Her".

PhilD said...

ARM is getting annoyed with his own reflection. Trump is a miracle, there is nothing he cannot do.

Curious George said...

"AReasonableMan said...
I accurately assessed who would get the most votes. Hard to do better than that, given the data available"

Really? Let's see the post.

AReasonableMan said...

PhilD said...
Trump is a miracle, there is nothing he cannot do.


He can't stay faithful to his wife.

exiledonmainstreet said...

ARM.

We. Don't. Care.

And nothing you can say will make us care.

It is most amusing to see you obsessively poring over all the salacious details though.

You're crazy. Trump has made you crazy.

SGT Ted said...

The pussy hatters are simply ridiculous.

Meade said...

I will raise the children
If you pay all the bills
Where is my john wayne
Where is my [pussy hat]
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the cowboys gone

Fred Drinkwater said...

unknown (sw):"They see threats that do not exist. They feel attacks that never arrive. They fear a future that will never exist."
Last year I had a number of conversation with young relatives (20-30 year olds). All but one evolved into a discussion of the kinds of histories they ought to read. The basic problem is that they have no knowledge of history, and so no resilience against the hysterical "news" pushed at them every day.