June 26, 2018

At the Spiderweb Café...

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... what have you caught in your web?

(Here's the Althouse Portal to Amazon where you can snag various juicy consumer goods, such as this collection of 10 preserved insects, this mixed bag of edible insects, and — in case, unlike the spider, you want to repel the little buggers — this eucalyptus stuff.)

94 comments:

eddie willers said...

A launching pad to the flower pot.

David53 said...

Reality Winner, the former NSA contractor, pleaded guilty today of leaking classified information. Thank you Reality for not wasting more of the tax payers' money on a lengthy trial.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

So, who do we hate more, Canada or Harley Davidson?

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

I am guessing it's Harley Davidson, since the president's attention rarely outlasts a mayfly's life span. So, here is South Park throwing some shade on the all-mighty Harley.

Big Mike said...

I have recently learned, from a reliable source, that the point at which the cake decorator in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case declined to decorate the cake came when the couple insisted on having him put some biblical verses on the cake as part of the decoration, with red lines through them. Can anyone confirm this detail? Because if true, then the couple was insisting that Jack Phillips commit blasphemy, which IMO they had no right to do.

Again, can someone confirm this detail?

Humperdink said...

I am surprised at Harley's rhetoric. I am also surprised that people on the left and the right think this week's news is the end of it. The tariff bluster is a negotiation, not a policy. Trump wants to brings other nations in line. Mock him if you want, but Trump is no fool. He plays the long game. I would wait awhile to see the results before I would render a judgement on Trumps tactics.

Michael K said...

Poor ARM. His comments are getting almost as sill as the fool's.

Did you major in nursing?

Fernandistein said...

this collection of 10 preserved insects

THEY LIE!

It's 9 insects and a scorpion.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

And, another one. And, one more.

FullMoon said...
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n.n said...

Outsourcing and insourcing have got to go. Along with the implicit tariffs of labor, environmental, and monetary arbitrage. And illicit product redistributive schemes to skirt legal obligations.

FullMoon said...
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n.n said...

Along came a spider, and sat down beside her, braying in her ear away.

Sebastian said...

Another day, another Dem outrage:

"Laurence Wayne Key, a volunteer for the Democratic Party of Martin County, Florida, has been arrested after he allegedly made a call to Rep. Brian Mast’s (R-Fla.) Washington, D.C. office and threatened to kill his kids over the situation at the border."

“I’m going to find the Congressman’s kids and kill them,” Key said. “If you’re going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids. Don’t try to find me because you won’t.”

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Some more Harley hate. And, a little more.

Inga said...
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Inga said...

This one’s for you Drago. I recall how sure you were that this judge would rule in Manafort’s favor. LOL.

“WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge in Virginia rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to throw out charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation, clearing the way for a much-anticipated trial to start as scheduled next month.

The decision Tuesday by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III was a setback for Manafort in his defense against tax and bank fraud charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.”

Inga said...

“Poor ARM. His comments are getting almost as sill as the fool's.”

At least he’s not senile.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Inga said...
At least he’s not senile.


Or a fag.

Michael K said...

nga said...
“Poor ARM. His comments are getting almost as sill as the fool's.”

At least he’s not senile.


How do you know, fool? How do we know if you have carried too many bedpans and that affected your brain ?

Shit for brains ?

Michael K said...


Blogger Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...
Inga said...
At least he’s not senile.

Or a fag.


No, but I have noticed a few of your posts, ARM.


Hmmmm...

Stephen Cooper said...

Today, June 26 2018, would have been the 100th birthday of approximately 500 American men who died before they were 25 either as a result of enemy action during the five calendar years of WWII or as a result of other fatal causes, related to their military service, while serving in uniform December 1941-December 1945.

Sure almost all of them would have died by now even if there never was that war with the Japanese Empire and the Nazi half of the Nazi/Soviet Pact.

Tomorrow will have been the 100th birthday of another 500 American men who died before they were 25, under the same conditions.

And the next day after that, another 500. And the next day and the next day.

The numbers are worse in Russia, but that means nothing if the one person you cared about was the one who died fighting for the United States. (or in my case the two or three people who would have made such a difference ....)

We all have our problems in this life.


Some people have a good life for no observable reason but their good luck.

Some of us are stuck in a world where we have to wonder why oh why is Gorsuch not as smart as Alito?

Sydney or the Bush. I would have given the five stars to Spruance, not to Halsey, but I might have made that choice by flipping a coin. Let's all head to Bill Maudlin's and quaff a few root beers.

Fifth and 72nd, 1985, and then again a couple times in the 1990s. I remember.

Luke 10:23 (5th and 72nd, 1985), Luke 10:24 (tonight, here in New Haven, an ordinary summer night)


Jon Ericson said...

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She works hard for the money.

Inga said...

Sheriff Michael and his dopey Deputy Jonny are on the job! The blog is being kept safe from the riff raff and dissenters. Never fear.

Jon Ericson said...

The faker troll:

A clever troll, the main aim of the game is to, ironically, act really REALLY stupid. This troll's aim is to argue with normal persons incoherently.

This is a ploy. The troll only needs to spend 10 seconds shitposting while the normal person wastes 10 minutes writing a much more wordy reply.

The troll will reply with a stupid rejoinder making the normal person post as many long replies as possible.

Using the normal person's aversion to bullshit against them and wasting their time...

If they are good, their act will be believable and they probably won't get banned unless the blog hostess figures out what they are doing.

Jon Ericson said...

I can feel a langford peel comment coming this way.

Stephen Cooper said...

Inga, who were your friends in high school?
Leaving aside all the controversies here, I can't help wondering.
Which of your friends in high school reminds you most of someone you argue with a lot here?

I am guessing you are going to say that doctor guy from California, but maybe I am wrong.

Maybe Meade, he seems to be the sort of person people like to remember having been a friend of in high school.

Bad Lieutenant, who hates me? Some other commenter who impolitely rails on the blog hostess?

Is it possible you are a pro--Trump performance artist?

after all Roseanne loves Trump.

Tom Arnold loves Roseanne. And the links follow on from there ....

Can you remember how enviable the two of them were in high school?

Anyway, if you are a performance artist, God bless, if you are not, well, God bless anyway. Of course you are not pro-life but if I only wanted good things for pro-life people I would not be much of a Christian, would I? So, God bless ....

I hope some day you will be pro-life like me. Sure I would have been that guy in high school who you thought had really bad taste in clothes and who spent too much effort making the teachers laugh.

But I liked the teachers, and when you like someone, you try to make them laugh, even if you are some kid in high school who gets disrespected for treating the teachers like fellow human beings, Everybody has a bad day almost every day, you know that, and it is no small thing to try to make someone laugh on a difficult day. And I could have had nicer clothes but I had lots of siblings and I pretended not to want nice clothes, out of kindness. Compassion is a real thing.

Please be a dear and vote for Trump in 27 months, because I politely asked, and because I care.

You can be a poet, you can be a friend to some creature who never had a friend in this world. I believe you can!

Thanks for reading!
I

Jon Ericson said...

My crystal is cloudy.

traditionalguy said...

Just thinking about our Inimitable Supreme Court Liberals. And it occurred to me that all they do is write Propaganda. That makes me wonder how they get their Soros money payments. I seriously doubt they are honest people. If they were honest Justices , the 100% Propaganda they spew would vary on occaision.

Drago said...

Inga: "This one’s for you Drago. I recall how sure you were that this judge would rule in Manafort’s favor. LOL."

Wrong again parrot.

Judge Ellis is overseeing a case where the underlying evidence pre dated the special counsel investigation so Ellis was unlikely at this point to throw it out.

The cases where the charges are likely to be tossed is the Flynn set up and Muellers indictments of companies and individuals that dont exist!

LOL

What I loved was Ellis calling out the obvious and doing it with style.

I realize this has been a difficult week for you and LLR Chuck. So many adverse rulings for your team AND the clear collapse of your latest fake crisis.

Thats gotta be disheartening...

LOL

Inga said...

“Is it possible you are a pro--Trump performance artist?”

How’d you guess? No, just kidding.

I would’ve been kind to you despite your bad clothes, but sorry sweetie, I’d rather give birth to a 15 pound baby than vote for Trump.

Inga said...

Drago, the case we discussed was the Manafort case.

Nice try, lol.

Michael K said...

Stephan, Inga is just another ward nurse who has passing out pills as the highest intellectual exercise.

Let's just hope she didn't give some patients the wrong meds.

I don't concern myself with the trolls.

There are some interesting commenters here, although some of them spend far too much time interacting with the trolls.Te TRump thing is secondary.

I used to read and comment on left wing blogs but that all stopped in 2004 when they started banning anyone who did not adopt the party line,

What we see today, is a party without ideas.

There was a pretty good book a few yeas ago called, "Spoiled Rotten", that explained a lot of this.

The Democrats have these identity groups, often with conflicting agendas.

What do they do to keep them all happy ?

Trump hate is the current plan but that might weaken as some groups, like blacks, realize they are better off with Trump.

The knee jerk left, like Inga, has not thought about that yet. By the time it dawns on them, we may have a bigger majority in Congress.

Gahrie said...

So, who do we hate more, Canada

Nobody hates Canada. That would be like hating the neighbor kid that rides the short bus to school.



Big Mike said...

I see that Romney won the Utah senatorial primary. I have a bad feeling about this.

Drago said...

Inga: "Drago, the case we discussed was the Manafort case."

No Inga. You only were addressing the Manafort case.

The rest of us are focusing on all the cases. I don't blame you for limiting yourself to what you can absorb (but not understand) at any one time.

It's good to know your limitations.

There is no question Ellis would like to toss this case and he is making it clear just how far afield Mueller has gone...and we all know why.

But the statutes are clear and unlike LLR Chuck's beloved lefty judges, Ellis isn't simply going to rewrite law on the fly.

Jon Ericson said...

Come on Inga, you haven't posted for at least four minutes.

steve uhr said...

For the record, I think SCOTUS was correct to uphold the ban.

But for Trump's campaign promise to ban all Muslims, the decision would prob. have been unanimous.

Stephen Cooper said...

Inga, thanks, the tell was this: you had to know - even from that short burst of a couple of hundred words - that I am the sort of guy who no woman ever calls sweetie, and you called me sweetie. I get it. Sweetheart, maybe (women are sincere with me), "sweetie", never. Look it is late at night, I am not a well known name here, and so I did not blow your cover. (There was this girl in high school who looked an awful lot like Michelle Obama and who had a crush on me, thinking a conventionally unhandsome but likable and confident guy like me would be just right for her - God bless her heart, if she had been a Proverbs 23 woman we would have had a few dozen grandchildren by now - and another girl - believe it or not - who looked like Melania who had a crush on me. If I had only known, that would have been another route to dozens of grandchildren! Oh well!) (also I like women with a little heft and 15 pound babies are almost nothing to the women with wide hips whom I gravitate towards...another tell! but whatever floats your boat)

Michael K: yeah I can guess who is gonna win, too. good comment.

Drago said...

Posted on another thread:

Give Inga a break.

The DNC's entire strategy for the midterms, which has never really jelled, is collapsing.

Trump's base voters are solidifying in numbers never before seen and there are reports that over 60% of the attendees at Trump's Minnesota rally were democrats or independents!

Yikes!

On top of that, the economic numbers are solid and if anyone reads Bloomberg on the business side there was a fantastic article describing in detail how the Chinese are realizing they are screwed in their negotiations with Trump and his team and the article explains why that is.

The German automakers have already caved on tariffs (they have no choice as we have all the leverage) and now Canada is threatening tariffs on lowcost imports because.....(wait for it).....Trump is shutting down the NAFTA loopholes that let Canada and Mexico act as gateways for foreign products!

One of the items Canada is threatening tariffs on to slow down imports........Steel.

That's right. Canada is going to have to crank up tariffs on steel because all those foreign products, if they can't be shipped to the US (and they won't be under Trump) will simply sit in Canada and destroy Canada's domestic production!

Welcome to The Art of The Deal Justin. I hope you are capable of learning at a faster clip then the lefties in the US, otherwise....you are screwed.

Original Mike said...

”But for Trump's campaign promise to ban all Muslims, the decision would prob. have been unanimous.”

Whatever makes you sleep at night.

readering said...

We're living through such interesting news cycles but some commenters find nothing as fascinating as their fellow commenters. How does Althouse attract such folks to her site?

Inga said...

Stephen, darling, save me from the big bad mean old man who always yells at me when I step on his lawn. I’ll give you a nice big kiss.

Big Mike said...

@Drago, thinking of Justin Trudeau up against Donald Trump in negotiations, I could almost feel sorry for Canadians. Almost. Not quite, but, truly, almost.

Francisco D said...

@ Michael K,

Inga and ARM are not going to shoot you, like the Bernie Bro did with Steve Scalise, but I think they want to upset you to the point of a stroke.

On the other hand, they may not be malicious, but just stupid true believers. In either case, they are nothing to get upset about.

Drago said...

readering could have mentioned the defeat of #4 democrat in the House Joe Crowley who gets whacked by an open commie (big surprise) in his NY primary.

Instead, readering decided to focus inward on Althouse commenters: "We're living through such interesting news cycles but some commenters find nothing as fascinating as their fellow commenters. How does Althouse attract such folks to her site?"

Tsk tsk

Finding fault in others for what you currently practice is never a good look. But it looks good on you. With an outlook like that you get a free bowl of soup!

Guildofcannonballs said...

truth ougnt never to have been nor futurelly need be "defense." those " arguing otherwise surely know and pretend amongst.
?environs hereso limited: answers fsulth.

Inga said...

Of course Drago couldn’t stop himself from responding to readering in his relentless robot mode.

Guildofcannonballs said...

understandi g a goal for the other's aspirations
so we may fuck them.

Drago said...

Lefties take time out from attacking political opponents to dump "Little House on The Prairie"

Yep. Laura Ingalls Wilder has got to go!

Heckuva job book-burnin' lefties!

Kathryn51 said...

Oh for God's sake - I finally gave up on the Elaine Chao post because it denigrated into an Inga hijack, so I visit the Café Post - the Café Post! - and it's been hijacked again by Inga (who started this fight by intentionally calling out Drago).

So, piss on both of you but the reason I came to the Café was to say. . . .this was one hell of a great day with SCOTUS. I praise God (not Trump - hell, he doesn't have a clue) for Justice Gorsuch. I sleep better at night knowing that Mitch McConnell took one for the team. The First Amendment survives. Amen.

Drago said...

Inga missed my mentioning of how open the communist proclivities of the dems is now simply coming out in the open and winning elections!

But don't you call them communists!

Drago said...

Kathryn51: "The First Amendment survives. Amen."

Legally.

The lefties are now moving to their next tactic: open violence.

A Supreme Court ruling won't defeat the lefties in that battle.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Aisha, better, because of Muhammed (Praise Be Upon Thee)'s fu king so not like hardin-old?

readering said...

Instead I'll alert one and all to the late night bit of Colbert, Fallon and O'Brien on Skype together. So many big fans of theirs here. (Wonder how the other Jimmy feels to be left out.)

Guildofcannonballs said...

I just did me a little Feynman reading: yoh fucks answers are nkt as deadas you, but mucking lose.

old pekpls.

Guildofcannonballs said...

oh and why didn't you smart ri h asshole pag beta\six word gu?

ecause u ked cunts wait tfo bitxh obaout how the Kochs ade bwd because they shoulda done more.

Inga said...

Kathryn piss on us?! No thanks, that’s Trumps thing, maybe Drago’s too.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I told you all, but none of you fu ks wants d to listen and get x ch.

Bu kley.

Junior.?

he ain't out of Florida....

Unknown said...

At times like this I think we should focus on what unites all Americans.

Like ignoring the World Cup.

Etienne said...
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Stephen Cooper said...

Inga - done.

I remember when we were all in high school together and nobody even thought about caring who someone else would vote for, we were just women and men, just women and men.

And you have no idea how many women have called me darling. That was another tell! (sweetheart / darling / honey --- I have heard those words a thousand times, maybe a few thousand times, and once I love someone for a moment, I love them forever. One could argue Philippians is a better Epistle, because of the true memories Paul and the believers in Phillippi shared- or one could argue that the book of Ephesians better expresses what is in the heart of someone who cares. I don't really know. I have heard that the letter to the Ephesians is almost as hard to understand as the book of Revelation, but I have heard a lot of things. Quien sabe?)

I give you my word of honor: from this day on, that lawn is your lawn, and you will not be able to step on that lawn without meeting a friend, if that is your wish.

Feel free to have the last word, or feel free to consider this the last word: none of us were as full of love as God wanted us to be. When we figured that out, we tried to be better. Of the thousands of people every commenter here has known in real life, not one in a thousand can say otherwise: none of us were as full of love as God wanted us to be. Pleasanton, 1975: and that day, late in life, when the musician understood that not a single melody, out of all the past melodies, was as good as the simplest melody on the next day would be, when every child would be welcomed by everyone lucky enough to be a parent, when the arguments over who cared about who were over, when nobody felt bad about making somebody else laugh on a day that was not the best day .... I have seen what life was like on that day, that pro-life day, and that is why I know how to keep a promise

walter said...

Blogger Inga said...Of course Drago couldn’t stop himself from responding to readering in his relentless robot mode.
--
Weird..now you're being mean to readering ;)

Bay Area Guy said...

@Drago,

"Welcome to The Art of The Deal Justin."

Justin Castreau!

Howard said...

Drago: Another in depth New Yorker article on the linkage between Bibi, MBS, MBZ and DJT
in league against Persian Hegemony. Only half-way through, not as good as Filkins, but covers different ground.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/06/18/donald-trumps-new-world-order

Guildofcannonballs said...

if Altbouse just let's me be the Ki ngmaker, shy ca 't you byGod Kingit up?

8 offering our greatest grandest serv icex.

win ...

Drago said...

Howard, thanks.

Looking at it now.

Inga said...

Drago, I don’t know where you’re getting your info about German car makers from...

“President Trump raised the stakes in America’s trade war with Europe Tuesday, hinting that tariffs on imported cars from the European Union may be coming soon.

“We are finishing our study of Tariffs on cars from the E.U. in that they have long taken advantage of the U.S. in the form of Trade Barriers and Tariffs,” Trump said in an early morning Tweet. “In the end it will all even out - and it won’t take very long!”

If he goes ahead with his threat to impose 25 percent tariffs, a mid-sized BMW 5 series, which has a MSRP of $52,650, would cost $65,812 instead?

If Trump goes ahead with tariffs on European autos, the European reaction is likely to much stronger than it was for the steel and aluminum tariffs. Europe’s car exports to the US reached $44 billion last year.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charleswallace1/2018/06/26/trump-hints-tariffs-on-bmws-vws-and-audis-are-near/#1998f0843deb

Humperdink said...

"Like ignoring the World Cup."

When does it start?

Francisco D said...

Many BMWs are made in South Carolina, such as the car I drive (X3). The sporty Z series is also made in Spartanburg.

The number of German engineered cars produced in the USA will be increasing over time, just as Toyota, Honda and Nissan moved plants into Tennessee, California and Ohio to avoid Reagan's threat of tariffs.

It's a poker game. If you don't bluff, you will never win.

narciso said...

She's like the weatherman in ground hog day, and btw Harley Davidson had decide to relocate to Thailand last year

Yancey Ward said...

You people don't have to respond to trolls. If you ignore them, they eventually go away- the responses are the reason they continue to post.

If you can't tell the difference between a thoughtful poster and a troll, then I guess I can't help you.

Drago said...

Inga: "Drago, I don’t know where you’re getting your info about German car makers from..."

Jesus you are dense.

Nothing in your link undermines the fact that the German auto manufacturers themselves are publicly signalling their governments negotiators their willingness to capitulate on this key point.

The Germans have no choice but to either reduce their tariffs or equalize the tariffs.

Looks like they didn't cover Negotiating 101 in nursing school......unexpectedly.

Germany’s Largest Auto Makers Back Abolition of EU-U.S. Car Import Tariffs
The U.S. ambassador to Germany relayed the industry offer in meetings with Trump administration

BERLIN—Germany’s leading auto makers have thrown their support behind the abolition of all import tariffs for cars between the European Union and the U.S. in an effort to find a peaceful solution to the brewing trade war.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/germanys-largest-auto-makers-back-abolition-of-eu-u-s-car-import-tariffs-1529492027

Yancey Ward said...

The Crowley loss is kind of shocking. I am sure the district is probably slowly slipping away from being winnable by a white guy of any political stripe, but, still shocking. When you move far enough Left, you leave the centrist voters behind. They may not pull the lever for Republicans, but they will stay home. This sort of thing endangers the blue wave, I think, since winning a low turnout primary isn't always a good sign.

Drago said...

Francisco D: "Many BMWs are made in South Carolina, such as the car I drive (X3). The sporty Z series is also made in Spartanburg."

Not only are BMW's manufactured in South Carolina, but a significant number of those BMW's are actually imported into Europe!

And that's with the 10% tariff on them and they are still competitive within the European market!

Amazing.

The EU currently has a $150Billion trade surplus with the US....and that's what Trump is going to cut into "bigly".

No more stupid deals where the US simply accepts permanent unfair trade practices. All we want is a level field. If the Europeans want to go to zero across the board, fantastic.

But the days of our charging 2.5% tariffs on European imports while we are charged a 10% tariff to export to Europe are over.

OOOOOOOO-VERRRRRRRRRRR.

Drago said...

Yancey Ward: "When you move far enough Left, you leave the centrist voters behind. They may not pull the lever for Republicans, but they will stay home."

This is precisely the fear being registered by dem party regulars.

Yancey Ward said...

A commenter above thinks the SCOTUS decision would have been 9-0 but for Trump's campaign rhetoric. I doubt this, but I do think the case might have never been filed but for the campaign rhetoric. I still think the decision is 5-4 no matter what Trump said- the liberals on the court would have just inferred bias from some other statement. And I could be wrong- Trump doesn't have to say anything to get Democrats into federal court suits.

Yancey Ward said...

And a recommendation from me on Prime Video. I really like Billy Bob Thorton's show Goliath- both season 1 and season 2. I liked them almost as much as I liked Bosch.

Drago said...

Yancey: "I doubt this, but I do think the case might have never been filed but for the campaign rhetoric."

Not a chance.

The lefties were in shock at Hillary's loss and their rage was never going to be abated. Ever.

Yancey Ward said...

Progressives need to lay off the Trump associated women if they have any common sense, which they probably don't- it backfires really badly, though the media is also too stupid to understand this and eggs them forward.

Yancey Ward said...

Crowley's district is 46% Hispanic. The district is more white and black in the older cohorts, so he probably had enough support from people who did vote to scare off primary challengers, but no longer. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez will, of course, easily win in November since there are few Republicans left in those parts of Queens and the Bronx.

Yancey Ward said...

I don't know the history of the redistricting of NY-14, but it does look to me like a district drawn to order for a Hispanic Congresscritter- close to being majority Hispanic- and weirdly drawn.

FIDO said...

So winning the 'Not Taking a Hint' contest is a Federal Judge putting out a Universal Ruling in spite of the clear warning of 5 out of 9 SC justices.


So who is going to ignore the SC first? My money is on the Left. Any authority that hinders them, they seem to ignore because they are spoiled children whose parents told them they were special.

FIDO said...

The ruling was about not splitting families

Gahrie said...

So winning the 'Not Taking a Hint' contest is a Federal Judge putting out a Universal Ruling in spite of the clear warning of 5 out of 9 SC justices.

The answer to all of our illegal immigrant problems is to not let them into the country. Build the fucking wall and tax the shit out of remittances to do it.

Oso Negro said...

:). Inga falls for the latest incarnation of Laslo. God, I love this blog.

rehajm said...

I think the Crowley loss is a sign of where Democrats are at the moment and where they are headed. Roseanne was right- you guys moved so far left. A properly virtuous canditate could run full Socialist and win tight now.

rehajm said...

Does a millennial socialist arrive in Washington with a sense if entitlement?

Does she bring her parents with her?

Nancy said...

A NY Times editorial headline calls the Trump immigration policy "feckless'.

etbass said...

“...latest incarnation of Laslo.”

Or there has been some heavy drinking amongst some commentors tonight...

Aunty Trump said...

If you are strictly "cui bono," then sure, she is a pro-Trump performance artist. The only way that is not true is if she is a complete idiot.

Aunty Trump said...

Apparently it's no longer centrist to believe that the US has a right to its borders, or even "right of center," no, if you believe in a nation's sovereign right to a border, you are "right-wing," just like Hitler! Who, by the way, cared nothing for borders. We had a big war about that.

If Trump were like Hitler, he would be invading Mexico, rounding up families and separating them. The Mexican border would be a non-entity.

dustbunny said...

I would understand people reacting to Inga’s trolling if her comments were even slightly less obvious and predictable but as it is she just preforms her usual dull routine. So tedious. The only interesting thing she does is provide the hope that one day commenters will not respond to her game.

Stephen Cooper said...

Oso Negro: Me and "Laszlo" are very very different people, if you were mentioning me (which maybe you were not....).

I say what I mean; "Laszlo" is an entertainer.

I have seen something that few people have seen, I have seen the look of joy on the face of a person who had forgotten how much God loves all of us, when that person realized again - after a few decades, in the most recent instance I am thinking of - when that person realized again that God loves all of us, for the love of God, how could there be an exception to that rule?

Good times, good times. When I say what I mean, even on an obscure corner of the internet, I sometimes am rewarded: perhaps with a dream, late at night, of beautiful moments in places where I used to live, perhaps with better than cinematic visions, driving to work in the morning, of the beautiful trees and the beautiful skies lining the road on my way to work - sure, working is a form of suffering, but the trees, the skies, it is all good .... I remember