June 21, 2018

"I REALLY DON'T CARE. DO U?"


Come on, that must be fake! But no, "Melania Trump wears a $39 jacket with 'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' scrawled on the back as she boards plane to visit immigrant children at the Texas border - but insists there is 'no hidden meaning' in her choice/The first lady wore the khaki green Zara jacket upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland but changed before she disembarked the plane in Texas...  Melania, 48, visited a shelter for children in McAllen, Texas, the day after her husband signed executive order ending policy of family separation for illegals/Her spokeswoman said it was her idea to visit before the president signed his executive order and he supported her trip...." (Daily Mail).

How does that happen? What sense does it make? Generally, serious people making public appearances avoid wearing clothes with any written messages on them. It simply must be intentional. So why? What does it mean?

First, I assume, that she (and whoever worked with her on that jacket selection) wanted the image to go viral, as it has. It's in your face: Here, think about this, talk about this, assail me over this as I know you will.

Take that one step forward: I know you'll find a way to attack me, like for the wrong shoes or whatever, so let me make this easy for you. Let me have written on my back the precise statement you're looking to project onto me: I really don't care. It doesn't matter what I do. That's what you'll bend over backwards to find a way to say, so let me save you the trouble of straining yourself.

But if you get through that first phrase — "I really don't care" — you'll have to confront the rest of it: "DO U?" What are you doing here, photographing me, attacking me? You're doing the Theater of Empathy, but it's all political. You act like you care because it's useful to look that way, but you don't really care, DO U?

And then, step back, what exactly is Melania saying she doesn't really care about? The children? But she's here to see them first hand. (Yeah, she's doing the Theater of Empathy too.) Maybe what she's saying she doesn't care about is what you haters think of her. She has her shell of uncaring. I mean, why was that jacket made like that? Who was it for, that $39 jacket? I think it was made for people who want to feel self-sufficent and sure of their own values and mission and to let the would-be critics know the wearer of the jacket is on her own, doing what she thinks is right, and nothing you say can shake her.

ADDED: Over the past couple weeks, there's been so much anxiety about showing that you care and so much shaming about insufficient caring. To say "I really don't care" is an amazing counterpoint. It may be experienced by some people as a deep breath of fresh air. It's okay not to care. Maybe we don't have to jump at the intense demand to express caring. Do something that actually helps somebody, and enough with the noise about how much you care. "I really don't care" that you say you care, she says, and I wonder if you really even do.

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harrogate said...

Golf Clap for the Spin.

Mike Sylwester said...

He tweets, and she paints the back of her jacket.

Eric Trump is Q.

Mary Beth said...

That's The Donald level of trolling.

Mike Sylwester said...

The new normal

Achilles said...

The leftists didn't care for 10 years.

They don't now.

They just like waving bloody shirts.

The second best part of the Trump administration is the defenestration of the outrage machine.

Matt Sablan said...

I remember when we weren't supposed to comment on what the First Lady wore if it was negative.

Achilles said...

Mike Sylwester said...
The new normal


There can be no quarter with the enemies of freedom.

Mike Sylwester said...

Is she wearing a pants suit?

Jersey Fled said...

Maybe she's just sick and tired of being questioned about everything she does.

She wore the jacket in the car and on the plane, for goodness sake.

Achilles said...

Matthew Sablan said...
I remember when we weren't supposed to comment on what the First Lady wore if it was negative.

You must realize the kind of fight we are in by now.

Now I Know! said...

If Michelle Obama wore such a jacket you and your Althouse Hillbillies would be going nuts on her.

But Ann loves that Trump trolls the American people.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Other explanations:

(1) Melania can't read English.
(2) Someone put the jacket on Melania without showing her what is said.
(3) Melania found the perfect way to get even for her husband cheating on her with Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels.

bagoh20 said...

Beyond the partisan sports, how many of us do really care, really?

Anybody volunteering to take in an immigrant family? If there is such a person. do they want to do any vetting first, or are they OK with just taking the next one caught sneaking in.

"Welcome to our home, sir. You look a little young to be this teenager's father, and what does that MS-13 tattoo mean. Anyway, welcome, and our home is your home. Help yourself to whatever you need."

J. E. Malthaus said...

She knows they will attack her no matter what she does or wears, so: Coolest Monkey In The Jungle.

-LWL

Achilles said...

Now I Know! said...
If Michelle Obama wore such a jacket you and your Althouse Hillbillies would be going nuts on her.

But Ann loves that Trump trolls the American people.



They troll the people that hate America.

Decent honest Americans have been waiting for you amoral douchebags to get called out on your bullshit.

The globalists and their tools are losing.

Bill Peschel said...

Master trolling, forcing the media into a choice between beclowning themselves over a non-issue, or reporting the visit, the order, and having to reveal that it was previous presidents who were responsible for this.

They have to beclown themselves.

I find it fascinating that I've read of three origins for this practice: 1) a 1998 order by Clinton to resolve an ACLU lawsuit dating from the '80s; 2) an order by Bush 2; 3) an order by Sessions[?] which would spread the blame to Trump.

I have no idea which is correct.


Mike Sylwester said...

The correct expression is Althouse Hillbillies Cult.

etienne said...

Like all immigrants, she doesn't speak the language very well, and her Slavic mind kicks in.

Slavs don't give a shit about shit.

Achilles said...

Left Bank of the Charles said...
Other explanations:

(1) Melania can't read English.
(2) Someone put the jacket on Melania without showing her what is said.
(3) Melania found the perfect way to get even for her husband cheating on her with Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels.


(4) u r dum.

bagoh20 said...

"If Michelle Obama wore such a jacket you and your Althouse Hillbillies would be going nuts on her"

No doubt, but we probably would never hear about it unless FOX was there.

FIDO said...

But Ann loves that Trump trolls the American people.


No. She likes trolling hypocritical, virtue signaling, double standard asserting Democrats, liberals, and supposedly objective media types.

Like yourself.


I don't care about illegal Mexican children being separated from their parents. It happened under Obama. No one cared. Obama ASKED for illegal kids to come to America unaccompanied so he could DREAM their whole families here.


Your side didn't care.


So we are calling you on your asserted morals vs your past actions.


And your side has been singularly vile to Melania for no reason. God bless her.

Lucien said...

I wonder if the jacket might be a response to all the faux concern about her recent absence from the public eye.

Ann Althouse said...

"(1) Melania can't read English."

I thought of that myself.

BTW, in foreign countries, you see people wearing clothes with English words that they can't possibly understand. It's like Americans with tattoos of Chinese characters that don't mean what they think they mean.

Gretchen said...

I guess they were fresh out of "fuck u" jackets.

clint said...

How many days has it been since Melania Trump was the target of mass hatred for posting a picture with her kid?

mockturtle said...

$39 is a good price for the jacket, although the color wouldn't suit me.

Drago said...

Left Bank: "(1) Melania can't read English."

Melania speaks 5 languages.

You speak just one.

You are dumb.

bagoh20 said...
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Jon Ericson said...

I thought of that myself. Really? lol!

DanTheMan said...

Either:
11 dimensional telepathic mind control Chess, troll level Supreme Deity
or
Really stupid


Achilles said...

Ann Althouse said...
"(1) Melania can't read English."

I thought of that myself.


Melania just called the secret service about a mainstream leftist telling other leftists to take her kid and give her kid to pedophiles to be raped.

Melania knew exactly what she meant.

She thinks the leftists have been acting like deranged animals just like the rest of us.


There should be consequences for acting like deranged animals.

bagoh20 said...

For the record, I don't care much. I care about innocent children some, but clearly their parents care even less than I do.

If you were going out to break the law, say rob a bank or something, would you take your kids along? Now some people might, becuase they would think it might make them less suspicious and more likely to get away with it. Same thing is happening here.

Now if the bank robbers were caught robbing the bank, should their kids go to jail with them, or should they all be released?

Achilles said...

Drago said...
Left Bank: "(1) Melania can't read English."

Melania speaks 5 languages.

You speak just one.

You are dumb.


Melania is smarter than all of the deranged animals in the press and on the left that have been attacking her non-stop.

This wasn't the first attack on Barron.

But this last week has opened a lot of eyes around the country to just how demented and deranged the leftists truly are.

If they get power again they will be firing up the ovens like they did in Germany.

J. E. Malthaus said...

View in context of previous Melania outfit outrage:

"Melania Trump heads to Houston hurricane zone in sky-high stilettos http://thebea.st/2vBfT4r 8:08 AM - Aug 29, 2017"

"And here we have Melania Trump modeling what NOT to wear to a hurricane: 5-inch stilettos. How out of touch can you be 7:29 AM - Aug 29, 2017"

"Melania headed to a disaster zone in stilettos is my Halloween costume. 9:36 AM - Aug 29, 2017"

She didn't care.

The press 'cared'.

Do U?

-LWL

StephenFearby said...

It seems that scrawling extra-large jerk messages on clothing is the latest fashion trend these days. Another example:

"Bc my life is dope and I do dope shit"

https://smalldifference.co/

I actually met the creator of this line. Pleasant and friendly, but apparently addled by mushy brain pot syndrome.

It can happen to anyone.

Jersey Fled said...

I remember walking down the street in Tokyo and seeing young people wearing clothing with English phrases printed on them that made no sense at all.

They just thought it looked cool.

Susan said...

If she wore a jacket that said "I care!". The exact same frenzy would occur.

She might as well not care. She is in for disrespectful, hateful, derogatory comments no matter what her jacket says or doesn't say.

J. E. Malthaus said...

Just a few days ago:

"Twitter Pointedly Compares Ivanka Trump's $5,000 Dress to Thermal Blankets Used by Migrant Kids"

I don't care.

Do U?

-LWL

Sebastian said...

"I really don't care. Do you?"

I don't either. Thanks, Melania, for telling a prog who wants to deliver your son to pedophiles to f** off. Stay strong.

Imagine the lefty outage if a righty had called for one of O's daughters to be delivered to Boko Haram.

rcocean said...

After seeing all hysterical "Outrage" over THE CHILDREN!!!!

Is any of this real? Or is it all manufactured?

I haven't talked to a single real person - in real life - who was "outraged".

Even the liberals. Everyone understood: you break the law and cross the border with kids, you get separated.

Watching Cable News today, while working - its Bizzaro land.

mockturtle said...

Someone yesterday was counting down to the next 'outrage' and, voila! Here it is! No waiting!

glenn said...

It’s a “F**k You” moment.

Ralph L said...

I assume she wasn't talking about Barron, who she's fond of.

Big Mike said...

I think Melanie reads English perfectly well. I get the sentiment, but IMHO this was the wrong trip to wear it. For a yuge! change I am in agreement with Inga about the appropriateness of that jacket on this trip (though Inga goes too far overboard, as usual).

FWIW I think Melanie could buy an outfit off the rack at J. C. Penney’s and still rich it.

Tank said...

Great leadership, and entertainment too.

Jon Ericson said...

Mr. Maddow will be incensed.

Martin said...

After seeing this, I for one would vote for Melania to succeed her husband, if she was eligible (which she is not).

tcrosse said...

Imagine the lefty outage if a righty had called for one of O's daughters to be delivered to Boko Haram.

The Obamas themselves allowed one of their daughters to intern with Harvey Weinstein, so there's that

Big Mike said...

still ROCK it. Someday I will be able to proofread my own text.

Wince said...

Honey Badger don't give a shit.

etienne said...

She was talking about the hysterectomy she just had.

No more hysterics for her...

Gretchen said...

EDH

Trump IS the honey badger. He just keeps eating cobras.

mockturtle said...
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Jim at said...

Golf Clap for the Spin. - Harrogate

I can't speak for Ann - nor anybody else - but I don't care.
I don't care about you. I don't care what you think.

And I certainly don't care about illegal aliens being separated from their precious spawn while they're cooling their heels in the pokie. I cannot be made to care.

Want to keep your family intact? Stay the fuck in your own country until you can immigrate here legally.

I need to get me one of those jackets just so the Harrogates of the world get the message loud and clear.

For 39 bucks? That's a steal.

Rick said...

Maybe her motivation ties closely with this:

voters_blame_parents_not_feds_for_border_children_crisis

Key finding:

"a closer look shows that 82% of Republicans and 56% of voters not affiliated with either major political party feel the parents are more to blame for breaking the law. But 60% of Democrats say the government is more to blame for enforcing the law."

Democrats are going to be disappointed again.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Why go at all if you are going to wear that jacket?

It can only ever look stupid, whatever your political perspective.

harrogate said...

It’s only because so many Americans publicly expressed that they do care, that there’s a snowball’s chance in hell of Trump doing anything to help these children.

Sorry if the “performed” caring bored you, Tho, AA, and I’m happy for you that yoy now feel “refreshed.”

Hagar said...

Today the First Lady also is a "celeb" that (intentional "that") gets dressed by the fashion houses for public events. Don't like it, but that is obviously what is happening.
Someone hung that on her, and she may not have known it had writing on it until she saw the pictures.
So what was it? Sabotage or SNAFU?

Inga...Allie Oop said...
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Inga...Allie Oop said...

I’ve always defended Melania, so have many on the left. She wanted to send a message. We got the message loud and clear. All the explaining and excuse making is just that. It was an in your face message.

Seeing Red said...

Via Insty and Rasmussen:

Voters Blame Parents, Not Feds, For Border Children Crisis

Most voters blame the parents of the separated children at the border for the latest illegal immigration crisis, not the federal government.

When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United States illegally, 54% of Likely U.S. Voters say the parents are more to blame for breaking the law. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 35% believe the federal government is more to blame for enforcing the law. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)....


After taking it to 11 too, tsk tsk.

tcrosse said...

Message: I care.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

And the Cult of Trump applauds. November can’t get here soon enough.

FIDO said...

It's Jim Acosta. Whatever he is for, I am against it, just because any cause he is attached to is besmirched by his association.

Big Mike said...

It was an in your face message.

Correct, for a change. I think this was the wrong trip for an in-your-face message, but sooner or later it would have been more appropriate. YOU may not personally pick fights with Melania over trivialities, but there are plenty on your side who do. You run with low company.

Seeing Red said...

I would have preferred a middle finger, but that’s how you got Trump.

As Insty keeps saying: They’re not going to like the new rules.


Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrats.

Why doesn’t he spend it on the children?

FIDO said...

As I stated before: If Juan dragged Juanita across the desert and she gets bitten by a rattlesnake, falls off a cliff, or dies of exposure, it is JUAN's fault, not Trump's for not providing them an 8 lane superhighway to travel on safely.

Begonia said...

Honestly I am really glad that she went to see the kids in the shelters. It shows that she DOES care. So the jacket message is just confusing.

Also, as a fashion choice, personally I would never, ever, ever wear anything with a message scrawled in paint on the back. Even if I agreed with the message, it's bad taste. So I just don't understand why FLOTUS would even do it at all. It's not her normal look AT ALL. What did Althouse just say her tag was? I'm for boring. I agree, 100%.

Seeing Red said...

Inga get your rich son in law to support your trip to a detention center to help out and show us you care. You could blog live.

Big Mike said...

And the Cult of Trump applauds. November can’t get here soon enough.

Look in the mirror to see who, along with her fellow travelers, brought the “Cult of Trump” into being. You are not the only one eager for November to arrive.

Matt Sablan said...

So, anyone going to use some of the wonderful newly appropriate slurs against her -- or have we decided not ready to go big league on the new misogyny yet.

Seeing Red said...

Hear, Hear Mike!

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Look in the mirror to see who, along with her fellow travelers, brought the “Cult of Trump” into being.”

Bullshit. No one created The Cult of Trump but yourselves. Take responsibility for your own behavior and bigotry for once.

FIDO said...

I don't think November is going to go the way Inga thinks it will.

Achilles said...

Inga said...
And the Cult of Trump applauds. November can’t get here soon enough.


Please don't stop acting like deranged animals at least until then.

Please keep showing everyone who you really are.

The left is acting more like the National Socialist German Workers Party every day.

I love how you all are chasing the families of ICE agents out of their houses right now.

dreams said...

I just heard on CNBC a report saying she wasn't wearing the jacket when she arrived in Texas.

mockturtle said...

I just noticed something: The cuffs on her shirt on photo 1 are not the same as those on photo 2. In fact, we don't know if photo 2 is Melania.

FIDO said...

I would say that some trolling personal assistant who wants to get fired did this to Melania.

HOWEVER, the pictures Acosta showed clearly shows someone POSING in the jacket. So if we assume that this is Melania, she clearly was behind it.

But you can't see who was posing the jacket in that second picture. And it would be hard to believe that Melania would wear anything without looking over it.


More likely she decided to go full brash Trump mode and someone talked her out of it on the plane.

Seeing Red said...

Sorry sweetheart your belief system is a microcosm of how you got Trump. I’m sure a lot of us would be happy to spell it out for you point by point in fact we have been, but it’s pushback.

Achilles said...

Inga said...
“Look in the mirror to see who, along with her fellow travelers, brought the “Cult of Trump” into being.”

Bullshit. No one created The Cult of Trump but yourselves. Take responsibility for your own behavior and bigotry for once.


Everyone who disagrees with Inga is a bigot!

What a disgusting piece of shit you are.

This is the only way she can argue for open borders. Open borders and cholera have similar poll numbers. That's why she has to fall back on bigot! Racist! YEEAARRGGG!!!


November will be glorious.

Bilwick said...

How horrible that she doesn't join in the Hive's faux outrage of the week!

Inga...Allie Oop said...

I still have a sliver of hope that this is untrue.

mockturtle said...

In fact, it's not even the same jacket. The color is slightly different and the one Melania is wearing is cinched up at the waist in back. It might say something quite different. And anything coming from Acosta is suspect.

Bilwick said...

Inga, compare the Trump of Cult with your religion, the Cult of the State. So far, who has the largest body count?

Jim at said...

Bullshit. No one created The Cult of Trump but yourselves.

Bullshit yourself. I've stated many times I didn't vote for the guy because I live in a state where my vote doesn't matter much.

But because of you - and people like you - acting like you have during the last two years -ie, complete and totally deranged assholes - I am most certainly voting for Trump in 2020 should he run.

People who previously were agnostic about Trump are firmly in his corner now. Take a bow. And do keep it up.

Mike Sylwester said...

The correct expression is Althouse Hillbillies Cult of Trump.

FIDO said...

The hair in the second picture is CLEARLY darker than the style that Melania is wearing in that stairway photo. The skin tones SEEM different and the hands on the second photo look smaller and younger.

It is two different people

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

mockturtle said...

I just noticed something: The cuffs on her shirt on photo 1 are not the same as those on photo 2. In fact, we don't know if photo 2 is Melania.

I believe that's from the Zara website, not Melania's trip.

Ralph L said...

Why was she wearing a jacket at all? Cold plane?

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Inga, compare the Trump of Cult with your religion, the Cult of the State. So far, who has the largest body count?”

FYI. My religion is Christianity, I’m Presbyterian just like Trump.

John Pickering said...

Here Ann decides that it's Melania who's the clever one, getting out in front of the story. Ann of course thinks it's ridiculous that any prosperous white people seriously give a damn about these lonely brown diapered children, because she and her tribe sure don't. It's just another part of the hilarious burlesque orchestrated by the brilliant comic genius in the Whote House, and now his wife as well. Ann, basking in the warm milk-bath of love for the first couple.

Ralph L said...

No, we're the Althouse Cult of Trump Hillbillies.
Or the Althouse Front of Judea.

Clyde said...

I can identify, because I added several similar pieces to my wardrobe after I was screwed out of my job bid on days at work back in November and forced onto the night shift. I got a Garfield shirt that said "DON'T KNOW, DON'T CARE", a shirt with a honey badger that said "KEEP CALM AND DON'T CARE", another shirt with a honey badger about to punch a cobra that said "HONEY BADGER DON'T CARE!", another shirt with a sloth that said, "SLOTH IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL", another shirt that said "ZERO [Fox graphic] GIVEN", and another shirt that said "I Can Only Please One Person Per Day. TODAY IS NOT YOUR DAY. Tomorrow's Not Looking Good, Either." Fortunately, I don't work in a customer service capacity so I was able to wear them and display my extreme displeasure. Happily, I got another day bid in January, with slightly worse hours. I still wear my "Don't Care" wardrobe, even if I do actually still care.

FIDO said...

I can't say about the fabric color. The lighting is clearly different between the two pictures, in fact more 'studio' in the second one. The cinched middle is the same, but we can't see the pockets.

But Melania has blonde highlights. The girl on the right is full dark brunette.

langford peel said...

You mean this could be fake news? From CNN? From Jim Acosta?

Nah you must be shitting me.

Ken B said...

Name an apathetic scold. An apathetic dictator. An apathetic busybody.

langford peel said...

Obviously the one on the left is the First Lady and the one on the right is stock footage.

I hope she did wear that jacket.

She needs to show her contempt for the left, Inga, John Pickering and the main stream media. They have done nothing but savage her from day one. They are using the beaner babies in their ongoing attempt at a coup to reverse the last election.

Melania is a tough cookie. I bet she is tougher than the President. They have gone after her son time and again. She will take no prisoners. Good for her. God bless her.

MadisonMan said...

I remember walking down the street in Tokyo and seeing young people wearing clothing with English phrases printed on them that made no sense at all.

They just thought it looked cool.

I saw an interview in the past couple months of a North Korean man who, at one point, wore a TShirt to school that he thought was cool. It had 'USA' on the front, and he had no idea what that meant -- nor did his parents. He just thought it was a cool shirt.

It didn't end well with him at school that day, although at least he wasn't shot, nor were his parents, since none understood the shirt.

I like the jacket and the message on Melania, but I'm not sure to whom it is directed. Perfect.

Achilles said...

Obama administration officials rush to explain why Obama did exactly the same things Trump did.

Amoral opportunists were told there wouldn't be any questions like this!

langford peel said...

Are brown diaper babies like red diaper babies only in EspaƱol?

langford peel said...

If one of these beaner babies comes from Venezuela or Cuba is it a brown diaper baby or a red diaper baby?

langford peel said...

Aren't all diapers eventually brown diapers?

Or yellow diapers? Or is that just the gooks?

D 2 said...

Norm Geras wrote a book called The Contract of Mutual Indifference years ago. I keep that simple phrase in hand but use rarely, only when I think that it will make a difference. I dont think Ive dropped it here yet.

The other analogy I think about is how many in the lifeboat dont know why there are hatchets on the boat. If you told them, they would feel they are "above" that. Well. That is stolen from Conor Cruise Obrien - "on the Eve of the Millenium" which had essays about the tightening of immigration laws and the issues it will raise. Written pre 9/11. Pre Bush. It was a different world.

Thirdly, the usual suspects of faux-shocked&put out and agonized wailers may prefer that some do not care. It is when your display of "caring" is matched by an equally unreasonable show of "caring" by people who hold a different perspective that things get out of hand. Sooner or later, signals get fuzzy.

Last: In suggesting that "if Ms Obama wore that, then..." I noted the commentator didnt suggest it would lead to a field day of negative commentary on CNN. Some goofy-assed bloggers, but not ABC. That in the business is called a tell, confirming what is often denied if asked outright, yet - indirectly - is seemingly undeniable.

Bilwick said...

Ok, Inga, so you marry mainstream religion with State-cultism! You get the exemption from logic AND the high body count! Score!

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Yes it’s Snopes, don’t have a conniption fit.

What a disappointment. I really had a lot of respect for Melania. I have a hard time believing what she said at the children’s holding center today after seeing this.

langford peel said...

Are all the chink babies that barren spinsters with polluted wombs adopt as a fashion statement termed yellow diaper babies?

Achilles said...

My question to you senator Baldwin is did you speak up against them then?

"Did you raise your voice under the Obama administration?"


In case you don't want to watch Senator Tammy Baldwin demonstrate she, like all of the other leftists, is a total piece of shit and an amoral opportunist I will give you the short answer:

No.

Seeing Red said...

But because of you - and people like you - acting like you have during the last two years -ie, complete and totally deranged assholes - I am most certainly voting for Trump in 2020 should he run.


2 years? I waited 25 years for the middle finger and I’m not tired of winning yet.

No matter how many dots are explained over and over and connected, Inga still can’t understand.

Achilles said...

Inga said...
Yes it’s Snopes, don’t have a conniption fit.

What a disappointment. I really had a lot of respect for Melania. I have a hard time believing what she said at the children’s holding center today after seeing this.


That's OK Inga.

She doesn't care.

Because you are an opportunistic amoral piece of shit and nobody with a soul cares what you think.

Clyde said...

And for perhaps the ultimate "I Don't Care" musical interlude, there's this video of a Guns N' Roses song set to ultraviolent images from the movie A Clockwork Orange:

**WARNING** EXTREME VIOLENCE AND LANGUAGE!! NSFW!! **WARNING**

Guns N' Roses - I Dont Care About You (Music Video)

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Interesting; the article is in the DM Fashion section. They always have a sidebar with a link to the retailer so that their readers can purchase the highlighted fashion item. The sidebar displays the availability of the product. Looks like Melania's jacket is sold out!

Drago said...

Inga: "What a disappointment. I really had a lot of respect for Melania."

Funniest thing written on "Teh interwebs" today.

Roy Jacobsen said...

I've lost track of the number of times Facebook "friends" have tried to shame me into caring about these families being "torn apart."

So the sentiment expressed by that jacket does resonate.

langford peel said...

If you adopt a gay baby is it to be called a rainbow diaper baby?

Seeing Red said...

Open your house, Inga, open your borders and take a family in. You care.

Drago said...

Melania no doubt voted for her husband and Inga has already gone on record as saying all Trump voters are Nazi, misogynist bigoted treasonous traitors.

So it's funny that Inga pronounces Melania a disappointment today.

In Inga's defense, history began anew 15 minutes ago so she forgot what she had previously written.

langford peel said...

What about those filthy Muslims? They like to wear a diaper on their head. Are they classified as affirmative action babies?

Do they count as Muslim diaper babies and should be let in to murder Americans the way they do it in Germany?

Rick said...

But Melania has blonde highlights. The girl on the right is full dark brunette.

It's not supposed to be the same person, they placed an advertisement next to Melania so you can read the words.

Seeing Red said...

Via Insty:

Seattle’s predicament is emblematic of the broader crises faced by many progressive West Coast cities, where local leaders have forced law enforcement to take a hands-off approach to policing unsanctioned tent cities and vagrancy at the expense of public safety and health. San Francisco, long considered a model of progressive urban policy, is plagued by filth, chaos, and public-safety hazards. Local leaders plan to spend an incredible $305 million on combatting homelessness for the current fiscal year alone, but disorder spreads as the city fails to enforce the rule of law and basic sanitary measures. Block-by-block surveillance reveals the deterioration of downtown San Francisco. Of 153 city blocks surveyed, 41 contained used drug needles and 96 had human feces present. Tourists are dismayed to leave their downtown hotels, to be confronted by mentally ill and aggressive homeless people who are taking control of the streets. University of California Berkeley professor Lee Riley, an expert on infectious disease, observes that some of San Francisco’s streets are dirtier than Third World slums....

Seeing Red said...

We aren’t ready.

Drago said...

Jim at: "People who previously were agnostic about Trump are firmly in his corner now. Take a bow. And do keep it up."

Indeed.

The Inga's and Peter Fonda's and James Hodgkinson's of the world have converted many independents and others to the Trump voting cause.

Because the left has migrated far beyond murderous and abject lunacy and domestic spying criminality a la East Germany.

alan markus said...

Roy Jacobson said: I've lost track of the number of times Facebook "friends" have tried to shame me into caring about these families being "torn apart."

Your Facebook "friends" are doing the bidding of the Russians, I guess. Again.

New internet accounts are Russian ops designed to sway U.S. voters, experts say

FireEye, a Milpitas, Calif., cybersecurity company, said Thursday that USA Really is a Russian-operated website that carries content designed to foment racial division, harden feelings over immigration, gun control and police brutality, and undermine social cohesion.

Achilles said...

langford peel said...
Aren't all diapers eventually brown diapers?

Or yellow diapers? Or is that just the gooks?



My wife is a gook.

A naturalized citizen.

What you do here does not help.

The primary goal of the globalist left is to degrade and tribalize our country. They are awful people and their tools are acting like deranged animals.

You are helping them.

This is about freedom. Not race. You are smart enough to see you can fight this fight without this bullshit.

Stop.

Seeing Red said...

PM Zoolander and Theresa May do care. We can fire up planes tomorrow.

Big Mike said...

@Inga, I was going to respond to your comment, but I see others have beat me to it, and probably more eloquently than I'd be able to manage. We have a choice between supporting Donald Trump, who, after all, has done more for the economy in 500 days than a decade of George W. Bush followed by Barack Obama and who has done more for peace in Korea than a quarter century of Clinton-Bush-Obama. What's the alternative? To give in to the perpetually aggrieved folks like you?

CStanley said...

I'm not a fan of trolling so even though she has every reason to send such a message, I find it tacky (uncharacteristic of her) to do so on this occasion.

And obviously it wasn't accidental.

Curious George said...

"Inga said...
And the Cult of Trump applauds. November can’t get here soon enough."

You would think our resident dullard would go easy on all the election predictions with her track record. But then again, she's our resident dullard.

Darrell said...

I just sent her a "Don't Be A Fuckhead And Vote Democratic" jacket in the mail. I can't wait to see her wear it.

Clyde said...

Inga said...
And the Cult of Trump applauds. November can’t get here soon enough.


No, it fucking can't. Won't Painted Jaguar be surprised?

langford peel said...

Freedom is about free speech. Nasty uncompromising speech. Not civility. Not giving an inch.

I don't play that game.

Your wife has every right to call me a cracker or a mick or a pollack or any other pejorative term she likes. Since I am half Irish and half Polish she has her choice.

Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice.

Words don't matter. Read the jacket.

Drago said...

The moronic lefties are actually protesting at a facility which houses minors who were UNACCOMPANIED!!

LOL

Unbelievably stupid and evil at the very same time.

Heckuva job Inga's of the world!!

"The border control facility at Tornillo has about 360 teenage immigrants who entered the country illegally, unaccompanied by adults. Federal officials are considering expanding the tent city’s capacity to house as many as 4,000 children.

“It’s still sad even if they stop separating all those kids,” Adler said, standing near a ditch by a chain-link fence that secures hundreds of immigrant youths in Tornillo."

https://www.mystatesman.com/news/local-govt--politics/city-council-members-get-firsthand-glance-tornillo-tent-city/nAJRu156wY42NSRlKfuiRP/amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

It's still sad separating all these kids from parents who aren't here.....

#Lefty/LLRLogic

Curious George said...

"Seeing Red said...
Open your house, Inga, open your borders and take a family in. You care."

She tried. After two days they were gone. They left a note that said "Preferimos estar encerrados en una jaula. Adios."

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Yeah Langford Peel, don’t let Achilles shame you into silence! Let your bigotry flag fly!

Sebastian said...

"The moronic lefties are actually protesting at a facility which houses minors who were UNACCOMPANIED!!"

They were protesting the awful cruelty of the parents, correct?

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice.”

Well, Achilles could agree with you there Peely.

Fritz said...

Martin said...
After seeing this, I for one would vote for Melania to succeed her husband, if she was eligible (which she is not).


There's plenty of time to amend the Constitution.

Gretchen said...

Althouse, I think I just got it. The hood is covering the "I"

Melania's message to the left and reporters reads "really don't care, do u?"

Quaestor said...

Inga wrote: I have a hard time believing what she said at the children’s holding center today

This is true. Everything we've heard from Inga and her various incarnations makes this not only plausible but almost metaphysically true.

Inga wrote: ...after seeing this.

This is a fucking lie. Keep that comment of hers in mind and remember, Inga lies, which is pretty contemptible all things considered.

langford peel said...

You can call me a racist all you want Inga. Read the jacket.

Unlike you I think Achilles is entitled to his mistaken opinion. If he is happy dipping it into the chop suey than that's okay with me. Some guys go native.

I don't care. Your opinion in particular is meaningless.

Your time is done. You just don't know it yet.

The God Emperor is going to win fifty states this time around.

I bet it is killing you. Maybe you get a bathrobe with an extra long belt like the one Anthony Bourdain got for his birthday.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

That jacket exceeds my yearly clothing budget by $39, plus tax. Who really doesn't care?

Tommy Duncan said...

I really need a panel of Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid and April Ryan to discuss this and help me understand. Then Inga can cut and paste the transcript onto the Althouse blog for us.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

I’m just encouraging you to follow your proclivities Peely. Don’t let anyone stop you!

tcrosse said...

After seeing this, I for one would vote for Melania to succeed her husband, if she was eligible (which she is not).

It shouldn't be too hard to produce a Hawaii birth certificate

Darrell said...

Gretchen at 4:26 PM has it right.

langford peel said...

Thanks Inga. I want the same for you.

So why not spread some peanut butter on your cunt and let one of your many cats lick it off.

You might even get some feeling down there for once.

Good luck lovey.

FIDO said...

If this is a stock jacket and not a piece of personal artwork, then the message really is vague.

Please note: if a Feminist wore this jacket, the very act of 'not caring' would be a bold statement of her independence.

But Melania, despite living in circumstances which would give your average Feminist PTSD, is NOT considered a strong woman.

I don't care what she meant about the jacket or the message. And I still don't care about the Left using Mexican babies as props.

Darrell said...

I'm sending Melania a KYA jacket for when she meets Inga.
Actually, there's hardly a limit now as to how many times that message would be appropriate.

MadisonMan said...

Inga, Conniption fit is redundant.

Kevin said...

Melania goes to see the children in Texas, wears that jacket on the plane but not off, and the press is going to spend the next 24 hours trying to decipher the hidden message.

This tells the American people two things:

1. Melania went to the border and met with the kids
2. The press was more interested in her jacket than what she found

There were a bunch of stories today about how the R's couldn't pass the tougher immigration bill and some rumors about child abuse the D's really wanted to gain traction. Either of those could have taken the news lead and pushed Melania goes to Texas out of the news cycle. But no, Team Trump is smarter than that.

The press HAS to show the jacket, so they HAVE to show her sitting down with those children in a nice room.

And now Donald is pivoting to a Russian Summit possibly in July.

The news of the kids didn't make it to November. It didn't make it to Friday.

Seeing Red said...

I guess Melania should have bit her lip to show she does care. Lololololol

Seeing Red said...

For the young’uns, that was a signature Bubba move.

Kevin said...

Even Inga can't talk about the kids because she's too busy talking about Melania's jacket.

Inga...Allie Oop said...
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Tommy Duncan said...

Blogger Mike Sylwester said...

"The correct expression is Althouse Hillbillies Cult."

Mike, I just got the coded message above. Is there a meeting tonight? It's "Sacrifice Thursday" right? Is it my turn to bring a victim?

Kevin said...

Every day Trump wakes up, thinks about how to win the news cycle, and starts Tweeting.

Today's Tweet was on the back of Melania's jacket.

William said...

There's a certain amount of ambivalence as to what she doesn't care about. I don't think she's referring to the detained children, but she did wear it on a visit to such children. I don't know if the FLOTUS should be wearing garments that require exegesis or close textual analysis, but maybe she knows more about these things than I do.

Inga...Allie Oop said...


I just heard some rumors about what may have transpired. Supposedly Melania walked in and told Trump she was going to Texas today, she didn't care what he or his staff thought about it. Maybe it was a message to her hubby.

I sure do hope so.

Seeing Red said...

The millennials who don’t really understand why some of us say what we say is because you are at the beginning of your journey. Don’t be fooled. For a lot of us, it’s there they go again!

Matt Sablan said...

Fun comparison. Michelle sad tweets bring back our girls to accolades. Melania gets her husband to change policy and scores a policy win.

Guess which one the media celebrates more.

Kevin said...

Maybe it was message was to her hubby.

You could be on CNN.

They're become so excited about the prospect of secret messages from Melania that they've forgotten about the kids too.

After the break, secret messages from Melania?

THIS IS CNN.

Matt Sablan said...

The left dropped the concerns over abuse as soon as the jacket was revealed. And they learned most of the abuse happened in 2014-2016.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

"The moronic lefties are actually protesting at a facility which houses minors who were UNACCOMPANIED!!"

They'd rather the kids stayed out in the desert, alone and without shelter, if it makes Trump look bad. That's how much they care.

Gretchen said...

I think it is interesting that the picture on the left doesn't let you read the jacket, which I think is intentional, so your first impression is what the whole jacket says, not the part that was visible as Melania boarded the plane. As I said previously, as worn it actually reads "really don't care, do u?"

The only reason we know what is under the hood is because of the catalogue picture.

Jim at said...

I just heard some rumors about what may have transpired. Supposedly Melania walked in and told Trump she was going to Texas today, she didn't care what he or his staff thought about it. Maybe it was a message to her hubby.

And this is a person who votes. Voted for Jill Stein, but still votes.

Gretchen said...

I can see why everyone piles on Inga, that was just about the stupidest thing I ever read.

Who did Inga hear rumors from? Her hairdresser's sister's boyfriends' brother-in-aw's dental hygienist's ' barrista's nail tech? Sounds 100% reliable.

Comanche Voter said...

Well that could be translated to "sod off you pestiferous swine". I mean there are a lot of people out there who have acted like pigs. f They enjoy the mud wrestling. I don't think Mrs. Trump does.

FIDO said...

It probably went something like this.

M: Another airplane trip. God, I hate how the exhaust gets in my clothes and smells all day!

PA: Hmm. Looks like rain too.

M: Be a dear and get that ugly green jacket out of my closet. That way I can toss it out afterwards.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

We’ll see.

FIDO said...

This parsing of the meaning of the jacket reminds me a bit of the obsession Andrew Sullivan had on the state of Sarah Palin's uterus.

Darrell said...

It's not too late!
If you send Jill Stein $17.68, she'll get to the bottom of the 2016 election. Hurry! Time is running out!

JaimeRoberto said...

When I lived in Europe I saw lots of clothing with goofy English phrases. One of my favorites was "Vulture. Nowadays it's your style." I always wondered what they were trying to say. Did the wearer eat roadkill? Sometimes I think the designers have a twisted sense of humor.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Gretchen on Fire!. I thought the FU shortage immediately!!! Good for Melania goin full auto!
Achilles... I just got off the phone with a friend who said Fonda should be prosecuted, then I saw your post. I'm still laughing. Thanks!

Fernandinande said...

I have to admit that the thought of children wrapped in foil like potatoes and placed in cages like gorillas is not keeping me awake at night.

Lydia said...

Trump just tweeted: “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Trump just tweeted: “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!”

Eh, I don’t believe him. She just gave him a big FU with that jacket. I have a hard time believing she wants to be as despised as her husband. I think she does care what people think about her.

HipsterVacuum said...

"Maybe it was a message to her hubby.

I sure do hope so."

You are the dopiest dingbat ever to breathe.

Daniel Jackson said...

She's wearing a $39 hoodie! Priceless.

She's stepping into the role of Claudia Cardinale in Once Upon A Time In The West. Jason Robards tells her to take water out to the laborers (immigrants) who are building the railroad across the West.

[paraphrase] "take some water out to those men building your [fortune]. It does a man good to see the face of a pretty woman on a day like this."

It really does not matter what the press say. What matters is how these people in detention, regardless of their "transgression" to see a bit of elegance in their retaining centers. More power to her.

She's a pretty lady, the President of the United States' wife, who sometimes goes out with a Walmart hoodie with some campy message on the back.

Stunning.

readering said...

Would have been more effective if it read "V resnici ne skrbim. Ali U?"

Jim at said...

She just gave him a big FU with that jacket. - Inga

Yeah. With a nation 320 million people looking on, she's going to use a high-profile trip just to flip off her husband.

Nevermind the message can be interpreted several different ways. Nope. It's the Double Naught Spies amongst us who know what's really going on. Based on the rumors they've heard.

Sooper. Genius.

cubanbob said...

The God Emperor is going to win fifty states this time around. "

Langford, put down the bong. Nixon running against a nice well meaning war hero Communist couldn't get fifty in '72. The great Reagan couldn't get fifty in '84. Both of them close but no cigar. Trump will win in 2020 but he won't get fifty states. I'll be happy with a win and retaining control of the Congress.

Inga can't wait for November. One of the few times we agree. We both have our perceptions of reality. One of us will be objectively right. As for Melania's jacket and the verbiage, I find it hard to believe she didn't realize what it says and that no one on her staff knowing where she was going wouldn't point it out to her. Perhaps not the best move tactically but I'm convinced she sent all of her critics a big FU. Especially after that jerk Peter Fonda's insane rant. What the Inga's don't get is that except for the progs and nevertrumpers the majority of the country ( the actually majority of the people) really don't care.

Matt Sablan said...

I love how we're all talking about hidden anti Trump messages in a stupid jacket instead of the fact years of child abuse was uncovered. Look through the threads today. It was ripe to become a big story... Then the dates weren't useful to hurt Trump. Sorry kids. Next time don't get abused under a popular president if you want people to care.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Speaking as someone who has lived in Texas-Mexico border counties for the past 35 years, and now in the vicinity of McAllen … no. Totally the political crisisification of a long existing practice.

Rosalyn C. said...

Trump haters believe he isn't smart enough to do sarcasm. And Melania is so good looking and married to Donald, that she can't be smart enough to be sarcastic either.

I agree with Ann's interpretation: the message is a sarcastic message to all the hypocrites who are busy virtue signalling with their "protests" about separating families and against Trump and his family, who are defined as heartless. Do the outraged really care? Also, do the critics/haters really believe she cares about the stupid stories the media writes about her? Double entendre.

Anonymous said...

LWL: She knows they will attack her no matter what she does or wears, so: Coolest Monkey In The Jungle.

+++

I was hoping the jacket wasn't Fake News and it looks like it isn't.

Once written: But Ann loves that Trump trolls the American people.

He's trolling some Americans on behalf of other Americans.

Alex said...

It's all fake-caring, virtue-signaling in the oppression Olympics. It will be the next en-vogue thing on your resume to demonstrate you participated publicly in some social justice causes or you will not get the job. I bet that's already the case at Google.

traditionalguy said...

Great to see Melania being her own person. That actually adds to the Authenticity as a Breath of Fresh Air shctik they bring to the job. The message is a boundary message. It s similar to the " Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnake flag. Americans have a boundary.

langford peel said...

Don't ever bet against the God Emperor.

Watch and see.

FIDO said...

I think she does care what people think about her.

She USED to care what people like you thought about her. And she probably WANTS people to like her. But she can't wear anything without nitwits like you excoriating her about it. She can't have an Easter Egg Roll, or give books way without some avatar of Inga screaming about how horrible a human being she is because of X.

At a certain point in time, the fucks she has to give about Inga-Lite (and Younger) give out and she has no more to give.

Melania is a microcosm of the relationship Middle America has with the Left.

Alex said...

Inga bleated:

FYI. My religion is Christianity, I’m Presbyterian just like Trump.

Confirmed Communist.

langford peel said...

I go back to the fact that Hollywood wants to kidnap her son and rape him. She is past caring anymore. You can't with these deviants.

Stick it to them Melania.

They care about as much about these beaner babies as they do about the white working class.

Which is not at all.

Earnest Prole said...

The late Tom Wolfe would have been challenged to write stuff better than this.

Inga...Allie Oop said...
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Inga...Allie Oop said...

It doesn’t make sense that Melania would do this to her son. I’m pretty sure she’s trying to shield him from the animosity shown to his father and wouldn’t do something to make herself as despised as Trump, for Barron’s sake. It’s pretty apparent that she has disagreed with her husband about this immigration issue, with her tweet from day before yesterday. She has gone out of her way to speak out against these child parent separations. The message on her jacket would be a big departure from what she’s indicated the last few days. It’s not her style to be rude to the Press or speak about not caring, whether it be the Press or these kids.

Drago said...
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Drago said...

Inga: "She just gave him a big FU with that jacket."

LOL

The hoax dossier crew, who told us Melania would never move into the White House, then told us Melania wouldnt hold PDT's hand, then told us Melania had moved out of the White House, then told us Melania was refusing to travel with PDT, then told us Melania had "disappeared" possibly due to physical abuse, NOW tells us Melania sent a message to PDT via "jacket"....

LOL

Too funny.

Once again, in Ingas defense, history began anew 15 minutes ago so we arent supposed to remember the flood of previous lefty lies and hot takes...

FIDO said...
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GRW3 said...

It’s a rain coat. It was raining. I assume me she took it off inside. That would support the trolling the “has she been hidden away because he beat her” press.

Drago said...

OMG, Inga continues with her ludicrous long-distance psycho-fake-analysis and mind-reading.

LOL

Too funny.

Jim at said...

It’s pretty apparent that she has disagreed with her husband about this immigration issue, with her tweet from day before yesterday.

So, Trump sides with her on the issue, fixes it for now through an Executive Order and her response is to tell him to fuck off? Publicly?

Believe it or not, that's not how most marriages work. But it might explain yours.

Freeman Hunt said...

I would assume that it means, "Fuck you," to the people taking the pictures, that is, the media.

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