June 18, 2018

"Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support...."

A text from Peter Strzok, dated August 26, 2016. From a list of "text messages of a political nature commenting on Trump and Clinton" by Strzok and Lisa Page quoted in the IG report at pages 399-400.

Also:
February 12, 2016, Page: “I’m no prude, but I’m really appalled by this. So you don’t have to go looking (in case you hadn’t heard), Trump called him the p-word. The man has no dignity or class. He simply cannot be president. With a Slur for Ted Cruz, Donald Trump Further Splits Voters http://nyti.ms/1XoICkO.”
She's no prude, but she can't write the word "pussy" in a text to her paramour? She had to write "p-word." And:
March 3, 2016, Page: “Also did you hear [Trump] make a comment about the size of his d*ck earlier? This man cannot be president.”
She can't write out "dick" in a text to her dick-having sexual partner?!
March 12, 2016: Page forwarded an article about a “far right” candidate in Texas, stating, “[W]hat the f is wrong with people?”...
Oh, for fuck's sake.
July 18, 2016, Page: “...Donald Trump is an enormous d*uche.”
But enough about Page. I want to talk about Strzok and his detection of odor among the deplorable people who shop at Walmart... in southern Virginia.

143 comments:

Ann Althouse said...

Oh, Peter, I need you to come over right now and grab me by my p-word.

Ron said...

Based on your quotes alone, I'd say that both s**k.

Shouting Thomas said...

In fact, everybody shops at Walmart.

bonkti said...

There is still a legitimate question as to whether they were lovers.

MayBee said...

I will vow to stop the next President of the United States. But I will not say the word dick. I have morals.

Ann Althouse said...

Do you know that I lose money — Google retaliates in the AdSense program — when I write out the word "fuck"?

Ralph L said...

To them, southern Virginia is Fredericksburg.

Years ago, my aunt went to the Walmart in her backwater hometown on Tobacco Road and commented on how odd everyone looked.

Ann Althouse said...

Even if I'm doing something like quoting the IG report.

Ralph L said...

In the comments, too?

Don't tempt us.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

She can't write out "dick" in a text to her dick-having sexual partner?!

Assumes facts not in evidence...

exhelodrvr1 said...

Most Democrats are assholes, at least politically. And in many of those, it bleeds over into other parts of their lives.

Tommy Duncan said...

Many Trump supporters wear napalm scented cologne. It is that distinctive smell found at Walmart stores everywhere.

Antifa folks don't shave and don't use deodorant.

exhelodrvr1 said...

"Peter and the P-word"

That can be the title of the children's version of the IG report

Original Mike said...

”Do you know that I lose money — Google retaliates in the AdSense program — when I write out the word "fuck"?”

I thought it was just in the title.

Darrell said...

Fuck Google!

Ann Althouse said...

I went to Home Depot yesterday and commented on how bad everyone looked. I attributed the awful looks to the heat, but... with more data points....

It's nonrecreational shopping — drudgery. And it's in a setting where people see no need to look alert and energetic. They're not thinking about being looked at. It's probably a little wrong — unkind — to look at them and think anything about them. They're in public, but it's not social at all.

The odd thing is that in situations like that, if you do end up talking with a stranger, their looks will change radically. They will brighten and look younger and less depressed and certainly not blank at all. So if you're passively looking around, you are not getting to see the real people who are there.

Original Mike said...

I didn’t realize until yesterday, and I hope I have this timeline right, that Strzok’s “We’ll stop it” was 8 days after the supposed start of the Russian investigation and 4 days before his “insurance policy” text.

Ann Althouse said...

"I thought it was just in the title."

Well, I'm sure I'll get retaliated against when it's in the title, but I believe that lots of things get retaliation, and this post, with several bad words, will, I believe, get targeted. I'll let you know. I receive a notice in the email telling me when I've sinned against Goog.

Shouting Thomas said...

Home Depot's clientele is DIYers and contractors.

They're dressed to tear things up and get dirty.

You're misinterpreting entirely. They are there to play a role that is appealing to them, the guy who's dirty from doing yard work or renovating his kitchen.

What looks bad to you looks good to them.

Original Mike said...

”It's nonrecreational shopping — drudgery.”

ALL shopping is nonrecreational.

surfed said...

Thanks Althouse for cutting through the fucking bullshit on a daily basis. You're no pussy.

Darrell said...

Stormy should make a porn movie where all the dialogue is in that form--F-word me! Lick my p-word., etc. It would show that she is classy and demure, not at all like Trump.

Original Mike said...

”I receive a notice in the email telling me when I've sinned against Goog.”

What happens when you call them “Goog”?

Aunty Trump said...

The smell, that WallMart smell...smells like.. victory

MayBee said...

The overhead florescent lighting at Home Depot and Walmart does not help.

Original Mike said...

Does Google know about double-secret probation?

66 said...

No civility bullsh*t tag?

Original Mike said...

I just got a “Whoops, that’s an error” page on my last post. I am now on double-secret probation.

rhhardin said...

I've been in only one Walmart, once. It's too far away to be an attraction.

I use Walmart to shame Kroger, though, when they do something messy. "It's like Walmart ambience at Kroger prices," I say.

Original Mike said...

I’ve never been to a Walmart. However, I go through periods where I practically live at Home Depot (try the polish sausage at the food cart; they’re delicious).

David Begley said...

One thing I learned on the campaign trail in Iowa is that there is an enormous class thing in the distaste for Trump. He is not the slick Supreme Court advocate like Ted Cruz. Or the Rhodes Scholar like Bobby Jindahl. Or the HP CEO like Carly Fiorna. Trump talks and acts like the blue collar voters he won. And he's a Park Avenue billionaire who loves WWE and is in the WWE Hall of Fame. When I met a white woman meatpacker who was all in for Trump, I knew something was up. And I posted it on Power Line; not the NYT or WaPo.

Point Shaver Peter and his girlfriend believe Trump is not of their class and therefore the law must be perverted and disobeyed to defeat him.

His Congressional testimony will be epic. He either gets destroyed or he turns on Comey, McCabe et al.

Meade said...

Feckless piece of Strzok.

surfed said...

One name: Menards. Super models on home decor aisle and beefcake wandering the stacks of lumber.

Ralph L said...

One of my local Walmarts has skylights over the grocery side, which changes everything on a sunny day. It shocked me because I usually shopped at night. The other one has dirt-brown concrete floors (it's on the Mexican/low rent side of town).

David Begley said...

"Oh, Peter, I need you to come over right now and grab me by my p-word."


Meade would beat the shit out of him first. Even if Point Shaver Peter had his gun.

MayBee said...

Remember when Democrats were doing things like protesting Walmarts being built in their area? John Edwards was on that train. I think Armando at Daily Kos got in trouble because it turned out he was an attorney who defended Walmart.
Michelle Obama had to step down from her Board position on a Walmart food supplier during the 2008 election.

Hahahhahaha. All the things we've been asked to get upset about over the years. Almost all of it for naught.

Original Mike said...

I had to google Strzok’s comment and google wouldn’t autocomplete Strzok for me. I smell bias.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

How does he still have a job at the FBI?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

deep state protection?

Lyssa said...

Weren’t one or both of these folks married to other people at the time of these texts? Talk about your misplaced sense of propriety.

Ralph L said...

Ha! I duck-ducked Menards, and the main ad is for Walmart, the side one for Home Depot.

AllenS said...

I have to go to Walmart this morning (before I get dirty), so I'll sniff around.

MayBee said...

Here's a Poltico article about it.

I know this isn't the topic of the post, but it really does illustrate how politics and the press seeks to spin us up for nothing more than some $ and some votes.

Ralph L said...

Dickin', the theory is that as long as they're govt employees, they must talk to the IG.

Original Mike said...

”How does he still have a job at the FBI?”

The only thing that makes sense is the IG needs him there.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Right. Why is an elitist like Strozk(D) at walmart?

**Imagining Strozk having a stroke on election night. Tasty.

holdfast said...

I’ve often gone to Home Depot of Lowes in the middle of a project, and I probably looked like a filthy hobo or a ditch-digger.

Aunty Trump said...

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/11/no-laughing-matter/

An interesting post from a Palin rally in Virginia from the New York Times where the writer went to mock the crowd and oddly discovered that they often had valid reasons for feeling disrespected.

Big Mike said...

To them, southern Virginia is Fredericksburg.

@Ralph L, most people commenting here won’t get the reference, but I almost spit my first cup of coffee all over my iPhone.

Bob R said...

Virginia is very red down south - say below Charlottesville and very blue in NOVA (the DC suburbs.) Strzok wouldn't have to sniff. Just look at the bumper stickers in the Walmart parking lot.

So, is it OK to note that white working class neighborhoods smell different than upper class neighborhood? They do, of course. More cigarettes, gasoline, and fried food. I'm pretty sure that it's taboo to note that Asian, Hispanic, African-American neighborhoods all smell different.

Larry J said...

Ann Althouse said...

I went to Home Depot yesterday and commented on how bad everyone looked. I attributed the awful looks to the heat, but... with more data points....

It's nonrecreational shopping — drudgery. And it's in a setting where people see no need to look alert and energetic. They're not thinking about being looked at. It's probably a little wrong — unkind — to look at them and think anything about them. They're in public, but it's not social at all.


Quite often when I go to a store like Home Depot, I'm in the middle of a project and need something that I didn't know about in advance. Perhaps I broke something and don't have a replacement or I opened up something and found damage I didn't know was there. I'm not going to get cleaned up just to go to a hardware store. Getting cleaned up, changing, then changing back into my work clothes can easily waste an hour.

EDH said...

The Walmart clientele in my area appears disproportionately minority and immigrant compared to the general population.

The common denominator across all shoppers being the inability or desire not to pay top dollar for stuff.

surfed said...
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Big Mike said...

Strzok being an elite, well-trained FBI investigator, he was probably noticing the unique aroma of brand new MAGA caps.

MayBee said...

Walmart's new delivery service is really good, and their ads are finally great.

OTOH, Target never has enough checkout people any more. I sense a shift coming.

surfed said...

"How does he still have a job at the FBI?”

He's been flipped and Huber had him on a short leash. His usefulness has about ended.

Rory said...

It's like they don't even notice the Clintons, like the Clintons are just part of the air that they breath, not subject to evaluation. You could very broadly agree with their statements about Trump, yet look at the Clintons and the people around them and reasonably conclude, "I'm going with the pig." That doesn't seem to have ever occurred to these people.

chuck said...

I always dress up for Home Depot: dirt under my nails, grass stained overalls, maybe a smear of grease on my cheek. First impressions count and one should dress for the occasion.

James K said...

Do you know that I lose money — Google retaliates in the AdSense program — when I write out the word "fuck"?

and

"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Donald Trump."

Doesn't Google retaliate when you write out the words "love Donald Trump"?

Matthew Sablan said...

"The only thing that makes sense is the IG needs him there."

-- His lawyer has said he'll answer any question, won't take the 5th and... has some things to get off his chest.

And I thought the most interesting part of the summer was already over.

Darkisland said...

What does she think "pussy" means that she does this?

I always see it as meaning "fr**dy c*t". Perhaps she just has snatch on her brain.

John Henry

Sebastian said...

"Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support.... The man has no dignity or class. He simply cannot be president . . . Also did you hear [Trump] make a comment about the size of his d*ck earlier? This man cannot be president . . . [W]hat the f is wrong with people? . . . Donald Trump is an enormous d*uche.”

But you know, the minute after they sent such texts, they turned around, applied their impartial professional judgment, and treated Hill and Trump exactly the same. No evidence of bias, the IG tells us.

MayBee said...

When you go to Home Depot, you know other people aren't going to be dressed for shopping. So even if you aren't in the middle of a project, you have absolute "permission" to go when you aren't dressed for shopping. It's nice to have some places like that.

Matthew Sablan said...

The more I read these texts, the more it looks like Page egging Stzork on. She's the one suggesting things, like going easy on Clinton since she'll be president.

If this event wants to go truly soap opera worthy, I want Stzork to blame her and say she seduced him to ruin the investigation. I know that's not going to happen, but... Come on, Dennis Rodman is a serious contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. Go crazy world. Go Bigly Crazy.

Darkisland said...

Ralph l.

Do you ever go to Walmart?

I go to them all over the US. The word I would use to describe Walmart shopperd is

"normal"

Or perhaps "typical"

Same as I'd see in any other shopping venue

John Henry

Jim Harvey said...

Those quotes were from early in the 2016 campaign, before Trump's crudeness became normal.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

"Investigation" changed to... "Matter"

"Grossly negligent" changed to... "Extremely Careless"


That has a smell.

narayanan said...

why do we assume without 'testimonial evidence' that he found the SMELL 'not to his liking'
may be he just cut them one in WALMART - that will teach em.

WK said...

Oo-oo that smell,
can't you smell that smell?
Oo-oo that smell,
the smell of Trump’s around you

Skynyrd!!

WK said...

Load up on guns, bring your friends
It's fun to lose and to pretend
She's over bored and self assured
Oh no, I know a dirty word

Smells like Trump spirit......

Curious George said...

"bonkti said...
There is still a legitimate question as to whether they were lovers."

Just like there is a legitimate question as to whether the dog actually did eat the homework.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Have you considered that she was censoring herself because she was using a company/FBI device and would have reason to believe the company might run word-matching security searches to detect inappropriate communication?

The nutso thing to me is that these genius G-men did all this dirty work on their devices and at several points we know of said the equivalent of "let's continue this discussion off of what we know are monitored devices." This stuff we know about now is the stuff they were OK with the FBI/federal government knowing! How much worse was the rest of it, you know?
But hey, the IG says "no direct evidence" so everything's hunky dory.

Matthew Sablan said...

"Those quotes were from early in the 2016 campaign, before Trump's crudeness became normal."

-- This was the America of "big f'ing deal" and HBO. Let's not pretend Trump brought any new level of crudeness to public discourse.

narayanan said...

'Dickin', the theory is that as long as they're govt employees, they must talk to the IG.'

but not to Congress? or tell the truth to Robert Mueller?

Lois Lerner comes to mind!!

Matthew Sablan said...

"This stuff we know about now is the stuff they were OK with the FBI/federal government knowing!"

-- I need to check the dates; since the "let's talk un-monitored" came with the insurance policy, I always assumed that was post-Trump win, when Page might be worried the new boss may not be as forgiving as Clinton would have been.

James K said...

The more I read these texts, the more it looks like Page egging Stzork on. She's the one suggesting things, like going easy on Clinton since she'll be president.

Cherchez la femme. Or more biblically, blame the woman. "And the man said: 'The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.'"

Humperdink said...

"I’ve often gone to Home Depot of Lowes in the middle of a project, and I probably looked like a filthy hobo or a ditch-digger."

Several times in the middle of a outdoor project I've had to run to my local Lowes for something. I am not going to shower and clean up only to get sweaty again. Sorry.

On the bright side, I am a subscriber to Aluminum Zirconium deodorant

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Mueller must be investigated.

Teh corruption goes all the way to the top.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

What does going to Home Depot while dirty have to do with anything?

CJ said...

I was just down in Orlando for work. You want to see and smell some haggard looking people? Go to MCO. And lots of them are cosmopolitan foreigners, travelling to Disney.

Public places that aren't exactly the spa at the Mandarin are going to have a lot of tired people trying to get something done. That's the natural state of humanity. I look like shit after a 5-day road show for work - drinking and eating out every night with clients. Ugh.

And by the way, even the people at the spa at the Mandarin look tired and haggard. People that aren't dressed up just look bad. Look at the makeup-less celebrity pages. Even beautiful prostitutes look horrible without makeup.

mccullough said...

How fucking dumb are these two texting on the company devices. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. is rolling over in his grave.

Aunty Trump said...

Those quotes were from early in the 2016 campaign, before Trump’s crudeness became normal.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Kevin said...

“Oh, Peter, I need you to come over right now and grab me by my p-word.”

How many commenters on this very blog has the same thought upon reading his texts?

Jim Harvey said...

"...Let's not pretend Trump brought any new level of crudeness to public discourse."

He has and it's why Trumpers love him. It's the old "you think you're better than me, I'll show you" spirit.

Aunty Trump said...

He has and it’s why Trumpers love him.

Wow! You are smart! What else am I thinking? Oh wait, I am thinking of a number between 1 and 53 trillion and 56, what is it?

narciso said...

There's still no evidence that these two were an item, how about the other couple who were removed in February? And of course Zoey and co.

Aunty Trump said...

It’s the old "you think you're better than me, I'll show you" spirit.

Jim knows he’s better than any Trumper, and he can prove it! He voted for Hillary!

tcrosse said...

I love the smell of Whole Foods in the morning.

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

The Wal-Mart I go to generally has the overwhelming stench of government dependency with piquant undertones of contrarian deplorability. I don’t think anyone is getting many votes out of there.
And that may be what outrages the Left about Wal-Mart. It’s not the low wages and crappy Chinese imports. It’s the failure to give a fuck about anything but their own lives.

Humperdink said...

"What does going to Home Depot while dirty have to do with anything?"

It's has the same smell that permeates WalMart. A smell that fouls the olfactory sense of the Strozks and Pages of the world.

Aunty Trump said...

Some old timers remember when Hillary’s husband had the whole country explaining to children what blow jobs were.

dreams said...

"March 3, 2016, Page: “Also did you hear [Trump] make a comment about the size of his d*ck earlier? This man cannot be president.”"

That proves she's a nice girl, a good girl. She wouldn't even harm a fly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYDxxHrlmUg

Tim in Vermont said...

What Strzok said is a little more than a trite truism, the peasants are revolting!

tcrosse said...

OT as an expat Midwesterner I miss Menards. Also Culvers.

Mike Sylwester said...

The Daily Caller website has published an article titled Russian Who Claim FBI Ties Offered to Sell Clinton Dirt, Trump Associates Claim, written by Chuck Ross, who has been one of the best journalists writing about the RussiaGate hoax.

The article begins:

[quote]

Two Trump campaign associates say they were approached in May 2016 by a Russian national who offered to sell damaging information about Hillary Clinton for $2 million. But the Russian, who went by the alias Henry Greenberg, also worked for years as an FBI informant, say the former campaign associates, Michael Caputo and Roger Stone.

The outreach by Greenberg, whose real name is Gennadiy Vasilievich Vostretsov, took on new significance for Caputo and Stone after revelations that the FBI used an informant named Stefan Halper to contact three other Trump campaign associates.

“Mr. Stone believes it is likely that Mr. Greenberg was actively working on behalf of the FBI at the time of their meeting with the intention of entrapping Mr. Stone and to infiltrate and compromise the Trump effort,” Grant Smith, a lawyer for Stone, wrote in a letter Friday to the House Intelligence Committee. ...

Greenberg, who lives in Florida, first contacted Caputo in May 2016 through one of the Trump aide’s business partners. ...

[end quote]

I recommend that everyone read the article.

CJ said...

FBI Agents have “affairs” by the book. Rent a motel room, man brings flowers, woman wears lacy underwear. Lights off, 6.7 minutes of intercourse. Nobody is satisfied and each accuses the other of having done something wrong.

Jim Harvey said...

"$8.282 trillion", there I did it.

And, and, what-about-Clinton?

Fernandistein said...

Ann Althouse said...
Oh, Peter, I need you to come over right now and grab me by my p-word.


Shouldn't that be "P-name, I need you..."

AlbertAnonymous said...

Bonkti said:

"There is still a legitimate question as to whether they were lovers."



No, there isn't. This is from the daily caller article linked above:

"The predominant reason that we communicated on our work phones was because we were trying to keep our affair a secret from our spouses," Page told investigators.

gilbar said...

to them, southern Virginia is Fredericksburg.
@Ralph L, most people commenting here won’t get the reference

I got it; but only 'cause i'm a civil war buff.

Could be worse;
My friend from Upstate New York lived just north of West Point.
Chicagoans know that Downstate Illinois is anything south of i-80... which goes through Chicago

Tim in Vermont said...

”The predominant reason that we communicated on our work phones was because we were trying to keep our affair a secret from our spouses," Page told investigators.

Obviously we can believe everything she says is gospel truth and that nobody would invent a romantic affair to cover up a conspiracy!

Bruce Hayden said...

"One thing I learned on the campaign trail in Iowa is that there is an enormous class thing in the distaste for Trump. He is not the slick Supreme Court advocate like Ted Cruz. Or the Rhodes Scholar like Bobby Jindahl. Or the HP CEO like Carly Fiorna. Trump talks and acts like the blue collar voters he won. And he's a Park Avenue billionaire who loves WWE and is in the WWE Hall of Fame. When I met a white woman meatpacker who was all in for Trump, I knew something was up. And I posted it on Power Line; not the NYT or WaPo."

Agree 100% here with Begley. Most of the Republicans I know who didn't or don't support Trump did so on a class basis. They hanker for Pat Nixon and her honest cloth coat. They are most comfortable with upper middle class like themselves. Trump is the crassest of the mega rich showing the complete lack of taste that they so despise in the nouveau riche. I am reminded of the Rodney Dangerfield character in Caddyshack. And he talks to a portion of the population that much of the traditional Republican Party would hire to do handy work, but never invite into the house otherwise.

And the problem with the last election was that Crooked Hillary, despite having married down, to Arkansas trailer trash, was solidly middle class. Really upper middle class, esp in her choice of colleges. She is one of ours. Trump isn't. She could be one of kids down the block growing up, in a solidly upper middle class neighborhood, now grown up. Trump couldn't.

Tim in Vermont said...

And, and, what-about-Clinton?

What about her? Why did you think that the corrupt warmongering despoiler of Libya and Syria would make a better president?

Matthew Sablan said...

”The predominant reason that we communicated on our work phones was because we were trying to keep our affair a secret from our spouses,"

-- I'd immediately ask: What were the other reasons? Predominant implies there are other reasons.

William said...

Their love affair is extremely mockable, but no late night comedian will ever make a joke about them......They're openly contemptuous of a segment of the population, but that's a segment the comedy writers routinely mock. You can be contemptuous of heteronormative, overweight white people. Also Germans and, some allege, Serbians. All other groups and subgroups are off limits, and it's career suicide to make note of their body odor.

Sam L. said...

Strzok: Watta joik!

Balfegor said...

Re: CJ:

Public places that aren't exactly the spa at the Mandarin are going to have a lot of tired people trying to get something done. That's the natural state of humanity. I look like shit after a 5-day road show for work - drinking and eating out every night with clients. Ugh.

I haven't been to a Walmart (um, ever), but inferring from Home Depot or Lowes, I don't think the people on the subway in New York are appreciably better. You get some pretty run-down looking people no matter where you look in the US, because there are very, very few environments here where people feel they have to dress nicely. If anything, out of the public spaces I've been in, in the US, the DC metro is probably the one where people present the most nicely, largely because in the mornings and the evenings, it's all professionals and interns going to and from work and even if people aren't dressed fashionably, they all have to dress professionally. I'd rate the crowd as significantly more presentable than the New York subway. In fairness to NYC, though, I recall the crowd at the Metropolitan Museum in New York being generally pretty nice too, probably better than the Smithsonian crowds in DC. Of course, concerts and fancy restaurants where you have to pay a lot of money are in a different category, because people generally dress up for that sort of thing.

This isn't the sort of thing most people care about (either in the US at large or in the Althouse comments section specifically), because it's not especially relevant. But I do notice this sort of thing.

n.n said...

This reminds me of Skynet's avatar that could literally smell the stench of humanity. It would permeate and nauseate him and was thoroughly revolting. Perhaps that's what motivated the acute response from leftists and establishment. Orange clump of cells, really?

Tim in Vermont said...

I hate mixing with the chavs myself. Lately at the marina, pontoon boats have been appearing in some of the slips. I personally think ownership should keep raising the rates until this stops.

Tim in Vermont said...

Nothing says a day in the great outdoors like fishing over the side of a pontoon boat with a bobber and a worn, another six-pack always at the ready in the giant cooler rolling around the deck.

See, anybody can do this, the peasants are revolting!

Bruce Voigt said...

No bias here...no none at all. Just two people professing their love to one another. Wait, aren't they investigating the candidate supported by those "smelly" WalMart shoppers? Move along, nothing to see here.

gilbar said...

Shut Up And Fish!

Rabel said...

Matthew Sablan wrote:

"The more I read these texts, the more it looks like Page egging Stzork on."

That was my impression when the texts were first released. Strzok was the lesser of the two evils. Page was hardcore and I haven't seen any effort to hold her to account, unlike Stzrok. I don't understand why.

Rory said...

Balfegor said: "If anything, out of the public spaces I've been in, in the US, the DC metro is probably the one where people present the most nicely, largely because in the mornings and the evenings, it's all professionals and interns going to and from work and even if people aren't dressed fashionably, they all have to dress professionally. I'd rate the crowd as significantly more presentable than the New York subway."

Try the buses in and around DC. Whole different sensation.

Rusty said...

Just remember when the usual suspects show up here. This is what they think of you. You are less than human in their eyes.

Real American said...

seems like a lot of so-called Elites who believe they're too good for Walmart spend an inordinate amount of time at Walmart.

Robert Cook said...

Often, prudes don't think they're prudes, they just think other people are pigs.

Quaestor said...

Often, prudes don't think they're prudes, they just think other people are pigs.

Peter Strzok appears to be something more contemptible than a mere prude.

Quaestor said...

Even if I'm doing something like quoting the IG report.

I'd wager the persons responsible for that rule laughed uproariously at George Carlin's "Seven Words" routine,

Quaestor said...

oops, comma rather than period.

Robert Cook said...

"I went to Home Depot yesterday...It's nonrecreational shopping"

Heck, I don't know...I love wandering around browsing at Home Depot or hardware stores in general...but I don't really do home repairs or much of that kind of thing. I'm just fascinated by the tools and things in a hardware store, imagining what can be done with them...just as I loved going to the "School Supplies" area at Pic 'N Save when I was a kid. I like wandering around Staples, too.

Robert Cook said...

"ALL shopping is nonrecreational."

Not bookstore shopping. 'tis life's blood!

Quaestor said...

I receive a notice in the email telling me when I've sinned against Goog.

Move over Molloch. Behold, cometh the great god Goog. Prepare thine offspring for sacrifice.

Robert Cook said...

"(Trump) is not the slick Supreme Court advocate like Ted Cruz. Or the Rhodes Scholar like Bobby Jindahl. Or the HP CEO like Carly Fiorna."

All those people are shits, too.

Balfegor said...

Re: Rory:

Try the buses in and around DC. Whole different sensation.

I actually ride the bus quite a lot. The DC buses went through a significant upgrade, oh, maybe 7 or 8 years ago? Ridership on the 30-series lines (incl. 38B) is not too bad, better turned out than the New York bus riders the handful of times I've taken the bus in NYC (for the crosstown routes -- I forget the number). A bit further out, eh, might be different, sure. I've taken the 5A out to Dulles, but that's not really representative for obvious reasons. I still don't think residents of the greater DC metro area come off badly in comparison to New Yorkers.

Original Mike said...

”Not bookstore shopping. 'tis life's blood!”

It’s funny. I detest shopping, but don’t consider bookstore shopping as shopping.

I stand corrected.

Robert Cook said...

"The Wal-Mart I go to generally has the overwhelming stench of government dependency...."

And that's just the Wal-Mart employees!!

Quaestor said...

Robert Cook wrote: And that's just the Wal-Mart employees!!

Hear! Hear! How dare those smelly Walmart employees endeavor to become less dependent? String them up, we say! Throw their ungrateful carcasses into the blazing maw of Goog!

Bay Area Guy said...

Lisa Page sounds like a feckless cunt.

And Peter Stork is a beta male who made it big.

Hasta La-Bye Bye to them both!

Quaestor said...

Cook has a shitload of sympathy for the poor. But only so long as they dutifully remain poor.

Quaestor said...

Lisa Page sounds like a feckless cunt.

But she looks like a bag-over-the-head cunt.

Kaos said...

Maybe Pussy, dick and other words will trigger the email to be reviewed and these 2 geniuses didn't want that

YoungHegelian said...

Isn't there a song called "Smells like Trump Spirit"?

Ralph L said...

Darkisland said...
Ralph l.
Do you ever go to Walmart?

This made me laugh because last night I sent my sister in to buy me a honeydew while I sat in my big black Cadillac in air-conditioned comfort. My excuse was that my 90 yo dad didn't want to limp in too, and she was going in anyway for cat food.

For some reason, they're the only place in town with edible honeydew (Aldi had good ones but stopped carrying them last fall). Until Aldi opened, they were the only ones with decent celery.

JML said...

I had some (former) friends over for dinner (the stopped talking to me after Trump!). They moved here to NM from Oregon, and they got real excited when they saw me pull out some Tillamook butter. They were thrilled! They said it was the best and they couldn't here and where in the world did I find it!?

WalMart.

"THEY SOLD OUT! THEY SHOULDN'T SELL TO WALMART! IT IS TOO GOOD FOR THEM..." I pointed put I was "them..."

I'm surprised they were 'friends' with me as long as they were.

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daskol said...

Apparently Althouse has "fuck Google" money.

Robert Cook said...

"Hear! Hear! How dare those smelly Walmart employees endeavor to become less dependent."

Wal-Mart could make them become less dependent by paying them enough so they didn't have to be encouraged by Wal-Mart to seek public assistance (while they're employed at W-M)!!

Robert Cook said...

Every dollar of public assistance paid to a Wal-Mart employee is a dollar less Wal-Mart has to pay their employees. We are subsidizing Wal-Mart's employees. We are paying for Wal-Mart to become richer even if we don't shop there.

Quaestor said...

Wal-Mart could make them become less dependent...

I know! Let's force Walmart to pay their hourly people $100 an hour, then they become taxpayers and not tax consumers!

BTW, you must be quite elderly, Cook. Walmart dropped the hyphen long ago.

Robert Cook said...

Responding with childish hyperbolic sarcasm does not change the reality that many of Walmart's employees are paid so poorly they have to supplement their wages with (and they qualify for) public assistance. The Walton family--billionaires all--are picking your pockets and mine.

I wouldn't know about the hyphen as I do not shop at Walmart.

FullMoon said...

Responding with childish hyperbolic sarcasm does not change the reality that many of Walmart's employees are paid so poorly they have to supplement their wages with (and they qualify for) public assistance. The Walton family--billionaires all--are picking your pockets and mine.

Nope. Reality is many people dependent upon public assistance supplement their income by working at WalMart, thus lowering the amount of assistance provided, while gaining valuable workplace experience.

Robert Cook said...

"Nope. Reality is many people dependent upon public assistance supplement their income by working at WalMart, thus lowering the amount of assistance provided, while gaining valuable workplace experience."

You can spin it that way, but no.