June 29, 2018

I'm doing 3 things in Chicago "and nearly everyone will be disgusted by at least one of them."

So I said a couple days ago. I've already revealed that I am staying at the Trump Hotel, but many of you are not disgusted by that. For those of you, I add my second reveal. Here's what I did last night:

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164 comments:

Phil 3:14 said...

I assume she’s as “ not funny” live and in person as she is otherwise.

rehajm said...

Book research.

My name goes here. said...

Althouse, was her show any good?

Lash LaRue said...

Two for two. You’re on a roll. Will it be three out of three?

rehajm said...

Her severed head bit somehow seems less relevent since Kennedy announced his retirement.

mesquito said...

I imagine a cloud of greenish smug hovered over the audience.

Dan said...

I hope you did not have to pay for tickets.

Shouting Thomas said...

I'm a Trump supporter.

Why would I be disgusted by that?

I'm not outraged by the return of wild criticism and satire aimed at the president.

I'm outraged that the press, the arts and the theater gave Obama a free ride for 8 years and shut down criticism and satire because he's black.

I'm not interested in blacklisting anybody either.

David Begley said...

Funny or deranged hate?

Be honest.

traditionalguy said...

That was a true act of mercy upon Kathy. A Mother Teresa moment for a dying performer. It must be a redhead thing.

Quaestor said...

Was it worth the price of the ticket? (As entertainment, not as a sociological experiment.)

Eleanor said...

Not disgusted- disappointed.

Bill Peschel said...

That's all I'm curious about. Was she any good?

But I have a pretty high tolerance for what people do. I only hate Illinois Nazis and Socialists. Oh, and journalists who act unethically.

FleetUSA said...

Hope you had free tickets as a nationally renowned blogger.

Bill Peschel said...

Oh, and people who encourage assassination of government officials, so I guess I'm not fond of Kathy Griffith for that reason.

Ann Althouse said...

I'll write a post about the show later, after I've done a few other posts. But the house was packed and it began and ended with a standing ovation. She talked -- energetically -- for 2 1/2 hours. Very upbeat, I-will-survive kind of stuff. The crowd worshipped her.

darrenoia said...

@Shouting Thomas Amen to that. I was a huge Letterman fan for decades, but when it became apparent in the Obama era that he had become 100% partisan and wasn't willing to make fun of the president, I tuned him out. When the court jester isn't willing to make fun of the king, the position might as well be eliminated.

So yes, bring on the return of joking about those in power. Except now TV comedians don't feel like they have to create jokes at all. In the "Daily Show" era, you just get a rise out of your audience by expressing contempt for Republicans. Comedy depends on the element of surprise, and now it's all so predictable. It's boring. As I imagine Kathy Griffin's show was.

Shouting Thomas said...

Chicago, which I regard as my hometown, is a great and very romantic city. Hometown of the Cubs.

I advised everybody to visit.

While you're there, take in a night of the blues at Kingston Mines on Halsted Street. Back in the good old days when my wife was still on this earth, we played there three or four times a year with the very great, very funny and fantastically dirty minded A.C. Reed.

You can take in a night game at Wrigley and walk over to Halsted St. for a late set.

Quaestor said...

Disgusted? I doubt any of the regular Althousians will be disgusted by a performance of that obviously unbroken ("He broke me!") clown. Bored, almost certainly, but hardly disgusted. Basically, it would be like being trapped in a stalled elevator with Inga, except every third utterance be fuck, a world our Inga happily avoids.

Althouse owes us one more reveal... it better be a doozy.

PJ said...

That right there is some cruel neutrality.

Milo Minderbinder said...

There are markets in everything...

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

ew

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

gross

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Leftists love to worship the Hillarywoodlanders.

Quaestor said...

Damned Sierra, changed word to world. Fuck. (Laughs? It's the punchline, folks... Fuck. Fuck!)

MayBee said...

I hope you are having a great time! She can be very funny. You have one more chance to disgust me, Althouse!!

Sebastian said...

"Althouse owes us one more reveal"

I thought she already revealed (sort of) that she paid $50 for breakfast.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Hat tip to ExiledOnMainStreet


The Left unhinged

It all begins with the poorly crafted angry marionette

Bay Area Guy said...

Attending a comedy show starring Kathy Griffin? Not disgusting. Always a chance she could be funny or interesting. depending on her material, as Althouse intimates.

Now, sleeping with Kathy Griffin? That might cross the line......

exiledonmainstreet said...

I am not offended and indeed, am eager to read Althouse's review of Griffin's act.

ST says:

"Hometown of the Cubs"

This Brewers fan says "Booooo! Fie upon them!" (Although I have to admit trips to Wrigley are fun. I have been treated nicely there despite being dressed in enemy colors - Cubs fans seem to save their worst behavior for Miller Park - and the atmosphere is great. It's not the best place to get a good Chicago style hot dog though.)

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

I've never found her funny. That episode of Seinfeld where she plays the most annoying creepy bitch ever - that's her.

Wilbur said...

It's your time and money - why should I care or be disgusted how you spend each?

I made a conscious decision 20+ years ago not to spend another cent on show business offerings, with a few carefully arrived-at exceptions. They can do without my money very nicely, I'm sure. I do not proselytize, but will share my opinion if asked.

Qwinn said...

Ann going doesn't disgust me.

"I'll write a post about the show later, after I've done a few other posts. But the house was packed and it began and ended with a standing ovation. She talked -- energetically -- for 2 1/2 hours. Very upbeat, I-will-survive kind of stuff. The crowd worshipped her."

That... that disgusts me.

Clyde said...

Poor Meade, taking one for the team there.

Ann Althouse said...

"I hope you are having a great time! She can be very funny. You have one more chance to disgust me, Althouse!!"

Good thing I said "nearly."

DanTheMan said...

I think all conservatives should go to her show. Keep her front and center. Challenge her to push that envelope! C'mon Kathy! Go for it!

I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message.

Merny11 said...

Kathy Griffin is disgusting, as are the people who gave her a standing O. I’d rather poke myself in the eye than sit through her performance. How did Meade keep the vomit down?

Annie C said...

The title of the show is hilarious! I'm with ST on this. An even hand in comedy is essential and that's not what we have been getting.

And I am still curious about the breakfast for one.

mikee said...

Standing ovations are fine, Althouse, at the beginning and the end of a performance. What we're wondering is, did you laugh out loud DURING the show?
What line or joke tickled your funny bone? Or got the audience laughing?
If not, why not?

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Clyde said...

Ann Althouse said...
I'll write a post about the show later, after I've done a few other posts. But the house was packed and it began and ended with a standing ovation. She talked -- energetically -- for 2 1/2 hours. Very upbeat, I-will-survive kind of stuff. The crowd worshipped her.


Well of course they did! They were a self-selected group that chose to pay money to see her, much like the people who chose to go to strip clubs to see Stormy Daniels' "Make America Horny Again" tour across America. There are enough Trump-haters out there who will support Griffin, Daniels and their ilk for that reason alone. Some of the ones going to see Stormy Daniels were the feminist types who would strongly object to the objectification of women, unless it sticks the knife in Trump, in which case they'll let it slide.

I do hope that Griffin at least made you laugh so that you got your money's worth.

dreams said...

"I hope you are having a great time! She can be very funny. You have one more chance to disgust me, Althouse!!"

"I thought she already revealed (sort of) that she paid $50 for breakfast."

Not for me but I'm still not disgusted.


Rob said...

Not disgusted so far, and since at the Trump Hotel peeing on the bed is de rigueur, I think you’re good on all three.

SMURF said...

Now that is disgusting. AND weird. She was never very funny, and make an effort (300 + mile round trip,Trump hotel bill,tickets) to see what's likely to be a deliberately obnoxious hysterical disgusting show is a little peculiar

exiledonmainstreet said...

"But the house was packed and it began and ended with a standing ovation. She talked -- energetically -- for 2 1/2 hours. Very upbeat, I-will-survive kind of stuff. The crowd worshipped her."

Yeah, the crowd reaction is pretty disgusting. Ah, brave little Kathy, broken by Trump but unbowed, valiantly defying the Orange Dictator to speak truth to power....I think I would have had a strong urge to vomit during the standing o's.

Still, if there is a red wave instead of a blue one in November, we will have Griffin and all the other people featured in the video Dickin'Bimbos@Home linked to above to thank. You know, the ones who are always warning us about "extremists."

Bob Boyd said...

I'm not disgusted yet either, but I cling to my hope.

David Begley said...

"They divorced in May 2006. Griffin had her tattooed wedding ring laser-removed after her divorce."

Ralph L said...

I wish there were a way to know what's a comedian's own work and what's his writers'.

She was pretty good making fun of celebrities like Oprah, but I bet she never does that to Obama or Michelle.

Big Mike said...

Yeah, okay, disgusting. “I will survive”? Maybe, maybe not.

gspencer said...

"The comedy of Kathy Griffin"

Isn't that false advertising?

exiledonmainstreet said...

David Begley said...
"They divorced in May 2006. Griffin had her tattooed wedding ring laser-removed after her divorce."

How stupid for a Hollywood person to get a tattooed wedding ring instead of a nice rock, given how long entertainment world marriages last. I've heard tattoo removal is painful.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

0-2 for me. We'll see what she has for tomorrow.

Bob Boyd said...

By the way, I like that marquee photo. It sparks the imagination.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

I thought she already revealed (sort of) that she paid $50 for breakfast.

Actually, that did disgust me a bit.

tim maguire said...

I hear Griffin's shows are funny but too long. 2 1/2 hours is a long time, so that part seems true. Was it funny?

I don't care about an artist's politics so long as it doesn't corrupt the art. But it usually does.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

I want an Althouse poll at the end of the reveal to see how many were disgusted and what disgusted them.

Quayle said...

I'm not in favor of fervor predicated on self-deceit.
To keep the flame burning, they have to tell themselves that this is 1930s Germany, or the Warsaw Ghetto, they're opposing. Sorry, but I see no signs of that being the case.

But I do recognize that (a) we have a country living in two separate and distinct realities, and (b) individual people, whether based on fact or not, really do feel threatened.

Wendybar said...

You actually PAID her to mouth off?? I would pay her to shut up!! To each their own I guess.

TerriW said...

Did you drink Malort?

AJ Lynch said...

Say what you will about Kathy Griffin, her complaint that "He Broke Me" will go down in history and is now part of the meme vernacular [is that the correct way to describe it?].

Ray said...

Disgusting, no.

Sad, yes.

Partisan hack, yes.

MountainMan said...

Tne Trump Hotel in Chicago gets very high ratings on TripAdvisor and glowing reviews. Expensive, but probably worth it if you have that kind of money. Many good hotels within walking distance of it at half the price, though. We stayed last year at a Hampton Inn - the brand we like and use the most - a few blocks away and it was nice and much less expensive.

I don't care how much adoration Kathy Griffin got from her crowd of admirers, I would consider it a waste of money. I tried to watch some special she did on HBO a few years ago and its was awful, I had to change channels. I doubt she has improved any. You drove a hundred miles to see that? I thought you hated to travel.

tcrosse said...

Did Meade and Althouse stand for the ovation ?

MadisonMan said...

Talking energetically for 2-1/2 hours is very difficult. Kudos to her for that. I hope you got some good laughs -- and laughs that were true laughs, not "oh, the rest of the audience is laughing, so I will too" laughs.

Francisco D said...

If you have the opportunity, ask Kathy's HS classmates at Oak Park-River Forest HS what they think of her. The theater students (mostly quite liberal) thought she was a high maintenance attention whore then. it's only gotten worse.

I did not go to that school and I am older than her. However, I have trusted first-hand sources from that famous HS theater program.

Ann Althouse said...

"The Left unhinged..."

There was a lot of comic riffing on the word "unhinged" — like, just the idea that people have "hinges." She never had hinges, she said. And it just became suddenly a very silly idea — people with hinges.

AZ Bob said...

Ann, I'd be interested in your take on the restaurants there, if that is your thing. Chicago is supposed to be a food town.

Ann Althouse said...

"Poor Meade, taking one for the team there."

Do you think we are physically attached to each other... like with hinges?

I didn't go to the show alone but I didn't go with Meade. I went with my son Chris, who's been a big Kathy Griffin fan for years.

Angle-Dyne, Angelic Buzzard said...

Staying at the Trump tower or going to a Griffin show? Neither is disgusting. Going to a Griffin show while staying at the Trump tower? Delightful touch!

(I also thought the show title was mildly funny. Hope you found the show itself more than just mildly funny.)

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

It's true. No hinges on marionettes.

Ann Althouse said...

"I hope you are having a great time! She can be very funny. You have one more chance to disgust me, Althouse!!"

The third thing is probably least likely to disgust and very unlikely to disgust anyone who wasn't disgusted by the KG thing.

I'll reveal what the third thing was tomorrow.

Bob Boyd said...

"I'll reveal what the third thing was tomorrow."

But I need to be disgusted now.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Well - did you laugh your head off? Was it actually funny?

(... or just an excuse for Kathy to feel the love from her fellow Trump haters and make money so she can continue with her hypocrite rich white proggy gated community lifestyle.)

PB said...

Interesting new tack for Althouse. Explore the depths of what will or won't disgust us.

Sydney said...

Haven’t read all of the comments to this post, so apologize if a repeat, but I recall someone guessing that one of your disgusting things involved Kathy Griffin. They should get a prize of some sort.

Original Mike said...

”But the house was packed and it began and ended with a standing ovation....The crowd worshipped her.”

This is disgusting, but it’s not something you did (I fervently hope) so I’m not sure it counts.

Annie C said...

Ann Althouse said...
"Poor Meade, taking one for the team there."

Do you think we are physically attached to each other... like with hinges?

I didn't go to the show alone but I didn't go with Meade. I went with my son Chris, who's been a big Kathy Griffin fan for years.

Which finally explains the solitary breakfast dishes.

buwaya said...

I was hoping for a cockfight.

Jim Gust said...

I would never pay money to see Griffin, but I am not disgusted by those who do. Just like I'd never pay money to see an NFL game, but I'm not disgusted by the fans. I did pay money to see the WWF once, a couple decades ago. Those fans were . . . surprising.

Gahrie said...

Not disgusted, but disappointed.

zipity said...

You attended at gun-point, I assume.

Only way I would have been there.

And even then, I may have bolted before entering that theater.

mockturtle said...

I'll write a post about the show later, after I've done a few other posts. But the house was packed and it began and ended with a standing ovation. She talked -- energetically -- for 2 1/2 hours. Very upbeat, I-will-survive kind of stuff. The crowd worshipped her.

OK, you win. That really IS disgusting.

YoungHegelian said...

Hey! I claim credit here! I was real frickin' close.

I said yesterday:

"You're having a colonoscopy done while listening to "Dreams From My Father" read by Kathy Griffin?"

Karen of Texas said...

Navy Pier - fireworks and some musical accompaniment?

Not disgusted by either so far although neither would be my cup of tea. And I agree - Trump digs and Griffin entertainment have that Alhousian cruel neutrality touch. Brava.

Very nice that you and your son are enjoying time together. One of the pleasures of raising children is being able to spend time with them as adults.

Seeing Red said...

I watched the CSO plays Star Wars last night. It was awesome.

It takes a special talent to tank a $4 billion dollar sale and a franchise.

Kevin said...

“people with hinges.”

Elbows. Knees.

Seeing Red said...

Ann’s money. She should be more disgusted paying the sales tax and parking.

Leland said...

Smart move buying a product when it is cheap!

Kevin said...

We support the right of people to see Kathy Griffin even as those same people do not support our right to see Roseanne.

Seeing Red said...

Yeah, the crowd reaction is pretty disgusting. Ah, brave little Kathy, broken by Trump but unbowed, valiantly defying the Orange Dictator to speak truth to power....

In Chicago.lololol

JZ said...

I find Althouse shocking at times, but I don't think she's the disgusting type.

Kevin said...

“The crowd worshipped her.”

No doubt getting in one last night of entertainment before Trump limits their right to assemble.

Anne said...

"Talking energetically for 2-1/2 hours is very difficult."
Not for crazy. They can't stop. Of course the hall was packed. Muller has been a great disappointment for these folks and they feel less insane looking at KG. I was a fan of hers as well. The D list joke was she'd do anything for notice....but it's not funny when it turns out to be true.

dreams said...

"I didn't go to the show alone but I didn't go with Meade. I went with my son Chris, who's been a big Kathy Griffin fan for years."

When I first started reading Althouse, I assumed Chris was her husband. Don't assume.

readering said...

Read that the Trump hotels have really dropped their rates since the election due to lack of demand. Is that true of Chicago?

$50 room service breakfast. For 2 (sure) or per person (yikes)?

walter said...
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walter said...

Standing O's? Bet that feels good.
Somehow she survived those weepy days when she thought her career was over.
Any Saudi looking fellows there?

readering said...

the only time I stayed a Trump property was when my client also owned. A very long time ago. but I would stay at one again if it was enough of a bargain.

Etienne said...
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Etienne said...

“people with hinges.”

Border Patrol agents wounded in the line of duty who require prosthetic's.

Hey Skipper said...

There was a lot of comic riffing on the word "unhinged" — like, just the idea that people have "hinges." She never had hinges, she said.

So she has sworn off elbows, knees, hips, knuckles and her jaw?

Etienne said...

Since the first reveal was man related, the second was woman related, then the third must be an agender related. The third is less disgusting than the other two.

walter said...

Did the merch table sell bloody Trump bobble heads?

Temujin said...

Even before she destroyed New Years Eve, before she went down on Anderson Cooper, before she worked so hard at being a 'D- lister', and before she decided to behead Trump, she was unfunny. She was never funny. Annoying? Yes. Could she say a few funny things in an hour? Of course. So can my insurance guy. But she's never been funny.

I often wondered who the people are who PAY to see Kathy Griffin. So disappointed. Not disgusted. But definitely disappointed.

On the other hand, it's not like you need my approval. What do I know? I once paid to see West, Bruce, and Laing. At least you got to Chicago, which is almost always fun.

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langford peel said...

Why would anyone be surprised? This is Kathy Griffin's core audience. In fact her only audience.

Nasty gays and the overbearing mothers who made them that way.

dreams said...
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William said...

It's my understanding that her act used to be about being a D-list celebrity. She was famous for not being famous. Now she's a cause celebre. In some ways that's the highest form of fame. I bet she never used to get standing ovations.......The whole concept of Kathy Griffin getting a standing ovation is kind of comical, but who will mock her. She's kind of sacrosanct. She's the Maxine Waters of comedy.

dreams said...

Obama adopted Chicago as his hometown. Uh-oh, I'm sensing that I'm getting closer to being disgusted.

Sam L. said...

You got me there!

Carter Wood said...

I thought Kathy Griffin was occasionally funny as a main character in the scripted TV show, Suddenly Susan. The sassy co-worker character a la Wanda Sykes.

Yancey Ward said...

I thought you were at the Wyndam (used to be the Hotel 71, and I had somehow missed you telling us it was the Trump Tower) on the other side of the river on Wacker. In the first picture, it really did look like you were on the south bank of the river, and the 2nd photograph reminded me of the view I had of the Prudential Center. My other guess would have been the Hyatt, but I didn't think that was right because of the distance to the bridge in the foreground of the photo- that bridge is just a tiny bit east of the Hyatt as I remember it.

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Char Char Binks said...

I used to find Griffin funny, but very little seems humorous to me anymore.

Original Mike said...

Charles Krauthammer once referred to somebody as “hinged”. I wish I could remember who he was talking about.

Mark Nielsen said...


Kevin wins the thread, at least twice.

Howard said...

Blogger Quaestor said...

Damned Sierra, changed word to world. Fuck. (Laughs? It's the punchline, folks... Fuck. Fuck!)


Only cucks and women care about typos, so I can understand your frustration when you, the Chief the grammar police, makes a trivial error that no one noticed anyway.

Jason said...

All I care about is this: Was she funny?

I believe very strongly that lulz covers a multitude of sins.

Etienne said...
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Teller said...

A good use of money is drinking at Gibson's.

Earnest Prole said...

Griffin has lost a step recently, but in her prime she was unmatched for her brand of humor.

brio said...

From the marquee photo, I read it as: "Go Kathy Griffin--Laugh your head off."

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Inga said...

I’m curious as to whether Althouse would’ve gone to the KG show without her son encouraging her to, if that’s what he did. Whatever, mom and son time is worthwhile time no matter where you are. I’m also curious as to whether Althouse stood up for the ovation, I’m betting her son did, being a big KG fan. I’m also curious about the audience, that huge room full of lunatic liberals, probably every last one of them suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. What did they look like, were they drooling and frothing at the mouth? Or maybe they just looked like ordinary people. I’m also betting that Althouse was the only one there writing a book titled “Trump and How I Grew to Love Him”.

Khesanh 0802 said...

She was awful on Seinfeld 100 years ago. I can't imagine she has gotten much better. I figured Seinfeld picked her up to used as a handy asshole to make everyone else seem normal.

Ann was this a cultural experiment or did you willingly part with your money? Your time - and money - was much better spent in the museum

Inga said...

“Nasty gays and the overbearing mothers who made them that way.”

Althouse doesn’t strike me as the overbearing mother type.

dbp said...

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

"I've never found her funny. That episode of Seinfeld where she plays the most annoying creepy bitch ever - that's her."

Same. I am not disgusted by Kathy Griffin, I find her irritating and un-funny. What would disgust me would be all the audience members yucking-it-up over a 2nd rate comic when all she is doing is pandering to their biases. Sure, there are people who have (unaccountably) always liked her, but she is clearly cashing-in on anti-Trump fame and that has got to be most of the crowd.

Inga said...

Althouse, if you really want to disgust your commenters/readers post a picture of the audience during the standing ovation, if you have one.

Oh the outrage!

Howard said...

KG has never been funny (Unexpectedly). But she's a women, hear her roar.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Inga of course, is a big fangirl of a woman who thought holding up a bloody decapitated head of Trump was funny.

That's because Mrs. Magoo is a vile little hypocrite who loves violence and violent talk when it comes from the left.

Inga said...

“Inga of course, is a big fangirl of a woman who thought holding up a bloody decapitated head of Trump was funny.”

Actually no, I never found her particularly funny, more annoying. I came down hard on her for her headless Trump fiasco, so unless you want to sound like Achilles, I’d suggest you stop talking through your ass.

lgv said...

I anxiously await AA comments on both. I'm not disgusted. I can eat a Chick-fil-a sandwich, while watching a Jos Whedon movie, or have a Starbucks coffee while listening to Ben Shapiro.

Some of us aren't prone to be disgusted, triggered, or threatened by such extreme behavior.

walter said...

dreams said...Obama adopted Chicago as his hometown.
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Worth a drive-by past their dwelling..which is near Farrakhan's..a twofer!


Blogger Inga said...
I’m also curious about the audience, that huge room full of lunatic liberals, probably every last one of them suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. What did they look like, were they drooling and frothing at the mouth? Or maybe they just looked like ordinary people.
--
Borrowing a phrase from that patriot savior Peter Strjok, you could smell them.

Inga said...

“Borrowing a phrase from that patriot savior Peter Strjok, you could smell them.”

Even Althouse’s son Chris? Surely he doesn’t stink. I bet he’s a very interesting and intelligent young man and very handsome too, a son to be proud of.

walter said...

He might be engaged in a personal hygiene boycott..because Trump!
He surely has toxic masculinity.

Inga said...

“He surely has toxic masculinity.”

I’m sure his masculinity isn’t toxic. He was great during the Wisconsin protests, IIRC he defended his mom from some jerk who was being aggressive to her, grabbed her camera I think.

walter said...

Kathy Griffin
‏Verified account @kathygriffin

The @GOP has used video from my Trump mask photo shoot in their latest web ad. They've also included @MaxineWaters and @iamsambee - I'm in good company. Is this the best you got guys? A comic's photoshoot...while your president is keeping children in internment camps?
Fuck You

exiledonmainstreet said...

No, no Inga that's not how it works now. Since you lump every Trump voter in with the "alt-right" I am free to lump you in with Griffin and the baseball field shooter. It doesn't matter what we say, we're all violent racists in your eyes, so your weak protestations don't work for you either.

The New Rules. You won't like them.

Inga said...

Whatever floats your boat...I couldn’t care less.

Rick said...

"Since you lump every Trump voter in with the "alt-right" "

She spent every day for weeks explicitly lumping everyone non-left with Peel. But of course she insists the left must not be treated so. She's so addled she can't keep her principles straight on the same days.

Vodka's probably involved.

Inga said...

“Since you lump every Trump voter in with the "alt-right" "

“She spent every day for weeks explicitly lumping everyone non-left with Peel. But of course she insists the left must not be treated so. She's so addled she can't keep her principles straight on the same days.”

Monkey see monkey do.

Seeing Red said...

We know and I’m glad you finally recognize it.

Every post you make, you don’t care.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

A standing ovation for Kathy Griffen - with an airhorn for the duration of the performance? It is what Progressives of today do.

M Jordan said...

Ann, did you yield to the pressure and stand?

M Jordan said...

Personally, I hate the obligatory standing O. My daughter and her husband are classical musicians and I attend many concerts due to their influence. And I always rise at the end, clapping like a seal. But I’m not standing in my heart. Only when my daughter or her husband perform, then I not only rise and clap like a seal, but also shout “Bravo!” as I pivot towards sitters, clapping them to stand. (I kid, I kid.)

Jim at said...

I've never found her funny. That episode of Seinfeld where she plays the most annoying creepy bitch ever - that's her.

Exactly.

There are only a couple episodes of Seinfeld I'll change channels when they're on: - Kathy Griffin and Janeane Garofalo.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Inga said...
Whatever floats your boat...I couldn’t care less.

Of course not, Mrs. Magoo!

walter said...

So Althouse..how political is her current set?

Jim at said...

I did pay money to see the WWF once, a couple decades ago. Those fans were . . . surprising.

One of the greatest forms of low-cost (and brow) entertainment is professional rasslin'. Get close enough to the ring and witness the true believers. It's a hoot.

My old man and I used to go regularly with friends. From WWF to the local guys rasslin' for pennies. It's an interesting sub-culture.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Monkey see monkey do.

6/29/18, 1:03 PM

So you're saying that your own tactic is something that should not be emulated?

What's sauce for the goose....

Molly said...

(eaglebeak)

Why on earth shouldn't she survive? I mean, Trump didn't pose for a photo with her severed head.

Nor is he staying up nights plotting to get her, as far as I can see.

mockturtle said...

M Jordan asks: Ann, did you yield to the pressure and stand?

Perhaps we don't really want an answer to that.

Rick said...

Ann, did you yield to the pressure and stand?

Why assume her standing could only have been due to pressure?

Inga said...

“M Jordan asks: Ann, did you yield to the pressure and stand?

Perhaps we don't really want an answer to that.”

Maybe she wanted to stand.

rcocean said...

What Althouse wrote: The crowd worshiped her

What I wanted to read: The crowd horsewhipped her

Kathy G. has a BIG gay following. I used to like her, in small doses, because she was always making fun of celebrities. But then I found out she's just as ditzy and weird as the people she makes fun of.

I don't think she's more a leftist than most comedians, she just doesn't have a filter - or any common sense.

rcocean said...

I'd probably have walked out. Not because of Kathy G. - its because I can't sit there and be talked at by ONE person for 2.5 hours.

langford peel said...

There is always a bright side.

At least Althouse will never have any grand children to turn gay.

Earnest Prole said...

I used to be disgusted Now I try to be amused.

Ken B said...

It would only disgust me if you worshipped her.

iowan2 said...

As lots of others have noted, I'm not offended by performers. I just want them all to be judged the same. There's a rodeo clown that lost his job, for a running gag that is as old as rodeo clowns themselves, and several University of Wisconsin students that got sent to re-education camp, for acting like University of Wisconsin Students at a football game. As always the double standard is the problem, no the comedy or attempt at comedy.

iowan2 said...

Inga said...
Althouse, if you really want to disgust your commenters/readers post a picture of the audience during the standing ovation, if you have one.

Oh the outrage!

Its the left that censors performers that fly their Conservative flags.
Rosanne would still have her show if she stayed safely in the lefts corral. A little texting under the influence would have never caused a ripple.

Unknown said...

She's dreadful when she tries to be funny

But she's hilarious when she is serious

Achilles said...

Inga said...

Althouse, if you really want to disgust your commenters/readers post a picture of the audience during the standing ovation, if you have one.

Oh the outrage!


Inga ignores the previous 100 comments or so to spew her stupidity and hate.

It looks like the violent bitter shithead leftists are coming to grips with their impotence and failure.

Professional lady said...

I wouldn't spend my money and time to see Kathy Griffin, but then I wouldn't spend my money and time to see Roseanne either.