July 11, 2018

"Yup – we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now?" — says Sarah Palin.

"I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian’ Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime.... Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long ‘interview’ full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm – but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin... The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse.'"

Quoted at Deadline Hollywood.

By the way, the standard expression is "much to my chagrin." I think each individual is entitled to give his own report of his own chagrin. I'll wait to hear from Sacha Baron Cohen about whether he was chagrined. No I won't! He wasn't chagrined. Does Sarah Palin even know the meaning of the word? "Acute vexation, annoyance, or mortification, arising from disappointment, thwarting, or failure" (OED).

Palin is once again looking dumb. And here she is trying to defend herself in advance from some comedy clip that, I'll bet, makes her look dumb.

As for the quality of the humor and whether it's evil... I'll wait and see the show for myself. I'm impressed that Cohen is able to trick anyone anymore. His face is famous and his game is old. I've greatly enjoyed his interviews in the past, and when he goes after famous people, especially those who seek to exercise political power, I give him plenty of leeway. Puncture the pretentious. We need comedians to do that.



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Darrell said...

We also nned people that will put a smart-ass comedian's head through a plate glass window. Especially one impersonating a disabled vet.

David Begley said...

Cohen, Michelle Wolfe and the vile Kathy Griffin are non-persons we need to ignore. They are outrageous and controversial for money. Not funny too.

I watched Seinfield’s coffee and cars episode with Tracy Morgan. Morgan is third-rate; at best. Jerry pulls up to his house and it has to be worth $10m. Morgan is no John Belushi. Mediocrity pays. No talent pays. Ask Kanye and his wife.

Ralph L said...

People who've been duped will always pass the chagrin if they can. Doesn't make them look dumb, just angry. Cohen might have been surprised that she stomped off--how often does it happen to him?

rhhardin said...

If you're trading on having served in uniform, you get no immunity. McCain for instance.

Matthew Sablan said...

See. You'd think this and Vetitas videos would teach people to be careful who they talk to. But. Here we are.

Roy Jacobsen said...

OK. Now do a Democrat.

David Begley said...

I should add that Morgan probably got policy limits for his limo crash but I can’t imagine him netting more than $3-5m on that.

David Begley said...

Cohen is inherently a liar. Do we celebrate and reward that?

Ann Althouse said...

If Cohen could dupe her, imagine her as President. It makes no sense.

Look up the old Cohen interview with Trump. Trump handles it well, and he doesn't act like a baby afterwards.

Hagar said...

Chagrin:
sorrow: vexation, bitterness, mortification, chagrin, heart-burning, fretting, repining, remorse, regret
discontent: soreness, irritation, chagrin, pique, mortification, heart-burning, bitterness, bile, spleen, resentment


So, standard phrase notwithstanding, not that far off the mark and in fact, permissible.

Darrell said...

If Cohen could dupe her

He was professionally made up to look different--like a disabled vet in a wheelchair. You wouldn't recognize him, either. I assume he had phony credentials as well.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Cohen might have been surprised that she stomped off--how often does it happen to him?

Trump read him fast, also exited smoothly.




Blogger rhhardin said...
If you're trading on having served in uniform, you get no immunity. McCain for instance.

7/11/18, 7:20 AM

rh my man! Maybe you can tell me what Howard was on about.



Darrell said...
We also nned people that will put a smart-ass comedian's head through a plate glass window. Especially one impersonating a disabled vet.

7/11/18, 7:12 AM

You spelled "epic beating" incorrectly but I take your meaning. I can't think of anything funnier than asinine comedians being harmed. Laugh, clown, laugh!

Mark said...

David, so is James OKeefe, who people here celebrate.

Rory said...

"Puncture the pretentious. We need comedians to do that."

Those days are long gone. They are the pretentious.

John Tuffnell said...

Never thought of Palin as pretentious. That's Cohen.

Gahrie said...

Palin is once again looking dumb.

I bet she knows what language they speak in Austria and how to pronounce "corpsman".

Gahrie said...

Palin is once again looking dumb.

Every single Republican is characterized this way...every single one.

Gahrie said...

If Cohen could dupe her, imagine her as President. It makes no sense.

Why all the Palin hate?


Roy Jacobsen said...

Why target Palin for this stunt?

Gahrie said...

It would be cool if someone on the Left ever held Hillary up to the same standards they hold Palin to.

Dangerous Dreamer said...

Cohen mocks disabled vets and all Althouse can say is Palin misused the word chagrin.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

So will the DOJ go after Cohen for identity deception and fraud. They convicted the right wing guys (the filmmaker and the selling baby bits reporters) crime for doing the same stuff.

Nah. Who am I kidding.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Also am I evil for loving Cheney autographing a waterboarding kit!

Roy Jacobsen said...

I mean, other than hating her guts and wanting to expose her to scorn...

Birches said...

I think that Cheney was totally playing along. I'm guessing Cohen didn't get what he wanted out of most of these pranks.

Matthew Sablan said...

"So will the DOJ go after Cohen for identity deception and fraud."

-- I'd be more curious if they'd go after him for Stolen Valor, mattering on exactly how he misrepresented himself.

Honestly though, I feel like they shouldn't. He's a comedian being an asshole, as they are wont to do. Unless he actually forged some documents or used a real person's identity, it was all a performance and, however tasteless, should be allowed. Who knows, maybe it wasn't tasteless -- ah, who am I kidding? It was Cohen. Of course it was tasteless.

G Joubert said...

Once again, Althouse is left looking like a dumb elitist.

Ann Althouse said...

Palin is exploiting disabled vets as a distraction instead of gracefully accepting that she was tricked.

She was tricked because he guessed that she's be patronizing to that type of person. He tricks other people by embodying other characters who are the kind of people that person will patronize, such as a foreigner (when he did Borat) or a person of color (when he was Ali G). That's part of what's so funny, that we can see the patronizing in this politician who lapses into cheap empathy theater.

Trump didn't fall for Ali G. Let's see some politicians who are so cheaply played.

Ann Althouse said...

Here's Trump with Cohen. Everybody wins!

David Begley said...

Mark:

Big difference between Cohen and O'Keefe. O'Keefe is usually exposing corruption in the government and doing the work the media refuses to do. Cohen, on the other hand, is just looking for cheap laughs trying to embarrass public figures; usually conservatives. As noted above, when does he try to dupe Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton? Easy targets as all three are pandering dunces.

Michael K said...


Blogger rhhardin said...
If you're trading on having served in uniform, you get no immunity. McCain for instance.


So, impersonating a disabled veteran in a wheelchair is fair game ?

Interesting that Althouse is so hostile to Palin.

She has been tricked by Nicole Wallace, who now holds forth on MSNBC, back when she was pretending to be a Republican and member of the McCain Campaign team, set Palin up for her first interview on national TV with no prep tp be ridiculed by Katie Couric.

It was a setup that time., too.

Michael K said...

O'Keefe is usually exposing corruption in the government and doing the work the media refuses to do.

Mark, as a good little leftist, is in favor of government corruption as long as it is by his team.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Other than on Drudge, I have no idea who Sacha is. Never watched a film or movie. What is his claim to fame again?

Assuming we all know who Sacha is, is odd. Not everyone is plugged into Hillarywoodland.

Jason said...

Here is a total, complete and comprehensive lists of the factors I will use to evaluate this event.

1.) Is it funny?

END.

Jason said...

Lulz covers a multitude of sins.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Did Sacha vote for Hillary? Is he a Hillary supporter? Is so, Sacha supports corruption.

When do the rest of us get to start asking questions?

Jason said...

Then again, I did, out of the blue earlier this evening and completely unbidden, Google the search term "Schindler's List outtakes."

Virgil Hilts said...

I could not get through Cohen's first film. The shtick - he would pretend to be some foreign jackass and go through the midwest and south and say outrageous anti-semitic/racist and other insane crap to see what these polite/civilized people (trying to be kind to some foreign imbecile) would do. They didn't immediately beat the shit out of him, and I guess that was supposedly poignant? It wasn't funny because he was taking advantage of people's good nature. MTV's horrible show Jackass was based on the same idea.

narciso said...

But you had a soft spot for Kathy Griffith, whose rage to irrelevance began with palin.

Sebastian said...

"especially those who seek to exercise political power"

Does Palin "seek to exercise political power"?

"Puncture the pretentious."

Is Palin pretentious?

If she is, is she more pretentious than a retired law prof condescendingly calling her dumb and ungracious when she gets tricked by a "comedian" impersonating a disabled vet?

"If Cohen could dupe her, imagine her as President. It makes no sense."

Why? We had O for 8 years. Duped by Putin and the mullahs--a willing dupee, but still.

Anyway, I appreciate getting another data point to gauge the quality of the sisterhood.

Sebastian said...

"I'm impressed that Cohen is able to trick anyone anymore. His face is famous and his game is old. I've greatly enjoyed his interviews in the past"

I vaguely recall reading on this very blog something about Hollywood putting out crap and detracting us from focusing on the better angels of our nature and degrading the culture in ways we should question and resist.

Oh well.

Matthew Sablan said...

"It wasn't funny because he was taking advantage of people's good nature."

-- It also wasn't funny because it was so over the top, I didn't believe the people weren't in on the joke, from the few snippets people have linked me.

richlb said...

First off, I love SBC's comedy. It may be lowbrow (see any scene where he descends in to nudity) but damn if it won't make you piss your pants.

Remember - Trump got duped just a week or two ago when Stuttering John got through on a call to Air Force One. People, even people in power, really want to believe that everyone is honest and forthright.

Curious George said...

"By the way, the standard expression is "much to my chagrin." I think each individual is entitled to give his own report of his own chagrin. I'll wait to hear from Sacha Baron Cohen about whether he was chagrined. No I won't! He wasn't chagrined."

So you think everyone is entitled to report their own chagrin, unless you report it? Pick a lane Althouse.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Palin is threatening to most (liberal?) Women. That is why they have to lash out at her and try to destroy her.

I'm not sure why this need is so strong.

Ralph L said...

I'd forgotten the trouble the Palin family has had with their veteran Trig. That would make it a vulnerable point for her.

tcrosse said...

If he tried any of this shit with Hillary, he'd end up in the trunk of a car at the airport long-term parking lot.

Professional lady said...

Yes, in "Borat" people were mostly trying to be kind and hospitable to him and he took advantage of that to try to make them look like fools. Kind of amazing he didn't get beat up by someone. Haven't watched anything he's done since then. I'm not sure I would recognize him if I saw him. It's been a long time since that movie.

Ray said...

Good point with her veteran son Trig, she views veterans as sacred.

Palin is using the word evil, and comes across as speaking from her heart.

Palin is very good at social media / communication to the working class. Elites just don’t get her.

Fernandistein said...

Ann Althouse said...
Here's Trump with Cohen. Everybody wins!


Even in this Era of Trump I never expected Trump's lawyer to look like that!

Etienne said...

"public personalities"

It took me a little bit to stop giggling at her self-identification.

A veteran is like a peasant, only they once got paid directly from the countries treasury.

Phil 3:14 said...

I continue to be fascinated by Palin obsession, both from the left and right. It’s been 10 years people. Does anyone give a shit about John Edwards? And he’s equally “mockable”.

LYNNDH said...

I would not know SBC from anyone in the street. Famous to whom?

CJ said...

Trump handled that Ali G thing perfectly. How can people not recognize when they're being played?

James Graham said...

This "comedian" once ridiculed an American family (while pretending to be an East European) by presenting his hostess with a transparent plastic bag full of his own excreta, pretending that it was what he did in his own country.

He's just another anti-American bully.

CJ said...

"Yes, in "Borat" people were mostly trying to be kind and hospitable to him and he took advantage of that to try to make them look like fools. Kind of amazing he didn't get beat up by someone. Haven't watched anything he's done since then. I'm not sure I would recognize him if I saw him. It's been a long time since that movie."

This is right. People were overly kind, not patronizing. They went to pains to explain, politely, to someone who seemed to be from a culture so foreign that they might not understand American customs.

That was his best character and also the shittiest target. I much preferred the over-the-top homosexual he played, where he picked on celebrities and fashion weirdos, and literally poured champagne out of his twink boyfriend's ass in the opening scene.

Wait a minute, isn't that homophobic? Does the Left not care about that anymore?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Phil 3:14.

Excellent point. Why isn't anyone knocking on John Edwards' door, asking for an interview?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

John Edwards disappeared, and Hillarywoodlanders dutifully let him go.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Interesting that Althouse is so hostile to Palin.


Simple. Sarah Palin is more beautiful now than Ann Althouse was on the best day of her life, which is far behind her. If Althouse had a nuclear weapon, she would drop it on Palin.

Gretchen said...

I agree, elites don't get Sarah. The left is obsessed with her.

Palin was contacted through her speaking agency about talking to Cohen, and Showtime dropped her at the wrong airport. Her agency should refuse to work with Showtime, as that was a nasty stunt.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

It would be very odd of some fairly has-been American comedian dressed up as a disabled British vet and went through this whole dog and pony show of trying to trick a British pol - whose son is a disabled vet - who had run for office and lost ten years prior.

Wondering if Althouse would side with the comedian in that instance.

Professional lady said...

"Borat" was enough for me. I watched it kind of laughed because it was so outrageous and then thought "why did I just sit through that?"

narciso said...

remember years ago when the press made up a brawl at her home, well one she was out of town raising money for vets, two her family was being attacked on her husbands birthday, civility lets have more of that,

chickelit said...

It hasn’t been easy for Althouse to harass Sarah for going on 10 years now, but there you have it. My theory is that she does it to placate her Sullivanist followers who decided long ago to despise Palin. The same people who admire Kathy Griffin admire this electron deficient Borate.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

And I disagree that using a variation of that phrase makes her sound "dumb." A lot of people use that phrase the way Sarah did, and a lot of people whom Althouse does not cattily call dumb occasionally use language in much more artless ways, including myself and other commenters on this very blog. And Althousians are a bright folks, by and large.

Your average national-publication journalist sounds as though he or she never reads anything longer than a tweet, for example. What exactly is the standard to not sound "dumb?" How many 23 year olds with bachelor's degrees can hold forth on the proper use of the word "chagrin?"

Kelly said...

Dropping her and her daughter off at the wrong airport. Giggle snort. Cunt. Snort giggle. Althouse did sit through three hours of Kathy Griffin. If you like your comedy mean, fine. I have never found humor in pure spiteful meanness. I guess whatever floats your boat.

Inga said...

Walker was duped into thinking he was talking to one of the Koch brothers. Sarah Palin is no dumber than Walker.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

see, am I dumb because I just typo'd 'Althousians are a bright folks?' just wondering

I'm not as smart as most of the other people here but language variations or minor errors /= stupidity.

Inga said...

Trumpists were duped into voting for Trump, now they’re being duped into supporting him. A Trumpist is no dumber than Walker or Sarah Palin.

CJ said...

Are there really Andy Sully followers that read Althouse? Did they switch to Althouse when his cocktail of AIDS drugs plus steroids and amphetamines put him over the edge of sanity and he became Palin's obstetrician from 2500 miles away?

You sick people need to be outed. Anyone that reads Andy Sully (aka "Mike Loads" ) ought to be publicly shamed. He has no interesting thoughts because the Thorazine and lithium has melted his brain.

Eleanor said...

So Althouse is one of the mean girls. Who knew?

Bad Lieutenant said...

I wonder if Althouse thinks that a SBC type would not get to her. I wonder, indeed.

Howard said...

Snowflakes hardest hit

Howard said...

Althouse pierces the fourth wall of the Trumpesinas safe space she constructed

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Hey Inga- I hear Scott Walker will be indicted any second now. You must be really excited.
Corrupt democrats can make it happen with lies. You support lying and corruption in the name of your Party loyalty, so it's all cool.

n.n said...

The expectation was that Palin would go along to get along. His chagrin (melancholy, anxiety, vexation) may be measured inversely proportional to the time she remained and whether her early departure affected the viability of the punchline.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Palin is once again looking dumb.

You think that one can't look at the chagrined and see it written on their faces? The look of disappointment, of vexation, that the ride is over? Now that's dumb. That is an inferior mind at work.

Whatever this is, it's not a good look on you, Ann.

Chuck said...

It looks to me like you have possibly misread this one, Althouse.

It appears that the right-wing media machine (Drudge, FNC, talk radio, etc.) is lining up on the aspect of Cohen having used a wounded-vet persona, and demanding that CBS and the related production companies make amends (uh, donations) to veterans groups.

This is going to be a battle of some real media alpha dogs.

You definitely misread the support for Palin among your most ardent Trump-loving readership.

Michael K said...

I see the fools are up early today.

n.n said...

You'd think this and Vetitas videos would teach people to be careful who they talk to.

That's one lesson.

Trump handles it well

That's the other lesson: adaptation. The conversation may, through election or evolution, diverge on a point, and people need to be prepared to respond in real time. There is no shortage of people who will seek to leverage a perceived or manufactured weakness.

Nonapod said...

In my opinion the correct response to someone who successfully trolled you is to just laugh and admit they got you good and leave it at that. Turning it into a big thing like this is just playing right into Cohen's hands.

As for Cohen, bad taste cringe comedy is his forte. Guys like Tom Green were doing it before him and (arguably) better. But that style of comedy far more often than not either falls flat and/or backfires and makes you feel sympathy for the victim thereby making the perpetrator look like a jerk. And the choice in target is key. Sarah Palin isn't super relevant these days so it just seems sort of sad, weird, and needlessly mean spirited too, both personally and politically. It seems like he's mocking people who like Sarah Palin, which is... why? Why do you hate them so much? What did they ever do to you?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

It's not Trump-Love/ Palin-Love. Normal Americans are sick to death of the non-stop belittling of Trump and Palin, and now vets, and normal Americans - by a pack of mean-girl elite wealthy hypocrite assholes in Hillarywoodland.

Bill Peschel said...

"Puncture the pretentious. We need comedians to do that."

Yeah, those eight years of Obama was comedy gold. And they're carrying on the tradition today.

Willful ignorance is not a good look for you, Althouse.

Drago said...

Noted Stolen Valor Dem supporter Chuck comes out swinging against the "right wing media machine".

LLR Chuck, who courageously pondered joining the military for 17 minutes once but did not 'cuz no draft, has never and would never, under any circumstances, use the term "left wing media machine".

#"TrueConservative"

LOL

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

OT: Leftists Lie.

It's what they do.

LIE.

Annie said...

I must be dumb too since I see nothing wrong with her use of the word 'chagrin'. I also have no clue who this Sasha is or what he would look like if I passed him in the street. Is he the one who dropped down from the rafters and put his crotch in Slim Shady's face?

Think of Palin's son, Althouse. Pretty sure you would have stomped off too had this guy duped you while disrespecting queers. We would never point out how dumb you were or say you were exploiting the gay community as a distraction instead of gracefully accepting that you were tricked. We would support you pulling off your mic, much to his chagrin.

If this is the type of comedy he does, he's an unfunny a-hole.

Professional lady said...

Just noticed that I left out a comma in my last comment. In the world of "gotcha" that makes me stupid.

readering said...

I generally think Palin is an idiot but not in the way she used that word.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Howard said...
Snowflakes hardest hit

You tell 'em tough guy! How many slopes, dinks, gooks, zipperheads, ragheads or spics have you killed lately?


7/11/18, 9:53 AM
Blogger Howard said...
Althouse pierces the fourth wall of the Trumpesinas safe space she constructed

7/11/18, 9:54 AM

Howie, we already know she's a cunt. If you think we come here for comfort, well, there I go again, accusing you of thinking. Go fuck another 13-year-old Okinawan, why don't you?

mockturtle said...

I truly hope Althouse is just pulling our cords and is not as dumb [and as easily duped] as she sounds.

Bad Lieutenant said...

I dunno, mock. Stupid and mean is a bad combination.

Drago said...

With the "blue wave" dissipating faster than Ingas cover story about respect for military members (most of whom voted for Trump) and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and manufacturing jobs and US
GDP accelerating, I for one congratulate the left on this latest Great Leftist Cultural Win.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Yeah, puncture the pretense that most individuals will feel automatic respect towards, and show deference to, wounded US veterans. Take those of us who're so stuffy and uptight we automatically extend a great deal of empathy and care for wounded vets down a peg or two, right?

Smoking hot take, Professor! Definitely not one of the most stupid things I've read on your blog--no chance of that.

Inga said...

You ALL are easily duped. Althouse and every last one of you.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

No no no, you uptight non-woke Republicans don't understand: this comedian was impersonating a wounded US veteran for the purpose of making fun of Sarah Palin! That dumb bitch has it coming and anyone who objects to the form of the stunt in this case must just be too rigidly puritanical.

You all need to think deeply about how the ends justify the means and since the means in this case is making Sarah Palin and her daughter look foolish, well, what WOUDLN'T be permissible, right?

Solid, solid take Professor. You totally nailed us.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Inga said:

A Trumpist is no dumber than Walker or Sarah Palin.

7/11/18, 9:44 AM

That would include most of the military. You know, the people you pretend to honor, just like you pretend to love this country.

Howard said...

SBC crossed the right-wing political correctness Maginot Line (apologies to Etienne). If you can't take the heat, there's always Oxy.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

I know I was duped by Russia.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Ann Althouse said...Look up the old Cohen interview with Trump. Trump handles it well, and he doesn't act like a baby afterwards.

Yeah, what a whiny stupid bitch Palin is! She only took her own time to fly across the nation to meet with a person she thought was a wounded US veteran (to discuss matters of care for veterans); no big deal. She has the audacity to then put up a post complaining about it?! What a ridiculous baby.

Keep those glowing hot takes coming, Professor. You're really nailing them today.

Amadeus 48 said...

You know, Sarah Palin tried to do her duty when she was asked by McCain to be his VP candidate. She was savaged by the coastal elites and betrayed by those who were supposed to help her (including McCain recently). She ultimately tried the celebrity route and it didn't work out, but she was a harbinger of the Trump presidency. The elites killed Palin, then they killed the Tea Party, and now Trump is killing them.

I am somewhat surprised by Althouse's take on Palin here, but there are plenty of reasons to dismiss Palin at this point in time. Why bother?

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Where was this comedian during the 8 years of president Purple Lips? One of the assholes who thought that Obama was so awesome that comedians just weren't able to joke about him. Fuck this douchebag.

Michael K said...

I for one congratulate the left on this latest Great Leftist Cultural Win.

Me too. The fools are counting on the huge blue wave to save their sorry asses.

Election night 2018 should be fun.

Howard said...

Blogger Bad Lieutenant said...

I dunno, mock. Stupid and mean is a bad combination.


You seem to survive well enough on that MO

eric said...

It seems that even after all of these years, Sarah Palin is still famous and still getting attention, much to Althouse chagrin.

Michael K said...

Howard is so clever. A legend in your own mind.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Ann Althouse said...She was tricked because he guessed that she's be patronizing to that type of person.

Patronizing? Honestly, lady: fuck you. Cohen here is weaponizing empathy for wounded veterans and you're saying "hey, he knew Palin was stupid enough to fall for the ol' "care deeply about wounded veterans" shtick and it's her fault she got played--it's evidence of how stupid she is and by complaining about it it's evidence that she's a whiny baby and a bad sport."

I guess there's nothing you consider off limits or too sacred to be fucked with for purposes of poking fun at a dumb Republican woman, huh? Wounded veterans are fair game for use as a tool to trick people, cool.

Hey, I know! Let's fake some hate crimes against gays or something and see if we can tick a weepy former law professor into giving an interview about that topic--it'll be goddamn hilarious.

Yancey Ward said...

For the life of me, I still don't understand why public figures like Palin don't bring their own fucking recording equipment to all interviews. These people are seriously stupid for not doing so. I don't care how much faith you have that something is on the up and up, but after you get sandbagged a couple of times, getting fooled again becomes par for the course.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Cohen fakes being a disabled vet, and Althouse calls Palin dumb?

Some of that dried up old hippy cunt 60's prejudice of the military comes pouring out of Althouse.

Disgusting twat. Fuck Cohen and you.

Big Mike said...

Well, I wouldn’t recognize Cohen even if he wasn’t thoroughly disguised, much less if he was disguised the way he was for his interview with Sarah Pslin, but then I don’t play Pop Culture Trivial Pursuit as Althouse apparently does. Palin needs to play “Most Dangerous Game” with Cohen up in the North Woods, her holding the rifle of course.

One does not need to regard Sarah Palin as one of the all-time great presidential candidates to say that she would have been superior to McCain. Obama, Biden, or Hillary Clinton.

Achilles said...

It is interesting that Ann is so uncomfortable and juvenile in this post.

I also love how democrats including the cuck Chuck wing love people who impersonate vets for political purposes.

Thorley Winston said...

"I'm impressed that Cohen is able to trick anyone anymore. His face is famous and his game is old. I've greatly enjoyed his interviews in the past"

I’ve heard of him but never watched any of his shows or movies so I had to google his name to see what he looked like. There’s nothing particularly distinctive about his face and if I bumped into him on the street next week, I doubt that I’d recognize him.

sodal ye said...

Imagine what the very worst thing anyone duped might say, and it’ll be worse than that. He’ll know how to extract the unspeakable and the unforgivable. It’ll destroy some of these people.

Cohen unleashed is capable of anything. You’re underestimating his complete lack of boundaries thinking anyone will survive with just flesh wounds, this will be about kill shots.

walter said...

"Assuming we all know who Sacha is, is odd."
"Assuming" you're online, see your favorite search engine.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Help me out: are you saying Palin is acting like a baby in that she's crying metaphorical tears, or that she's actually crying? You know: being overcome with emotion and crying real tears like a baby as a certain smart sophisticated law professor might do when having to deal with the horror of a table of insufficiently-empathetic libertarians, say.

Remember that? Remember how horrified you were that other people didn't agree that they ought to have different beliefs due to empathy for hypothetical humans and you broke down and cried about it, in public?

But yeah, Palin is stupid for "patronizing" someone she believed to be a wounded US vet and allowing that deep empathy and sympathy she felt to lead her into getting tricked.

See, when stupid Republican bitches like Palin feel too much empathy it's a sign of idiocy and weakness and they should be mocked for complaining about having that used against them in service of a comedian's mockery. But when smart sophisticated law professors break down in tears while feeling too much empathy (or more precisely over a perceived lack of empathy on the part of others & their "rude" insistence on continuing to disagree) that's a sign of intelligence and something we all ought to admire.

You're better than Sarah Palin, Professor! You're smarter and more sophisticated than all of us who object to Cohen posing as a wounded veteran to trick Palin, too! Good for you.

Achilles said...

Inga said...
You ALL are easily duped. Althouse and every last one of you.

How is that Russian hacking investigation coming along?

Got any more golden showers videos you want us to believe the Russians have?

Inga still thinks Trump will be impeached. ;)

Paddy O said...

I don't care one way or another, but it's pretty petty to criticize Palin's use of chagrin, suggesting a nitpicking pre-established perspective about her.

Clearly, she was using the phrase to indicate Cohen's response, whether it was real or not, which is a perfectly normal thing to do. We're always labeling other people's responses.

For instance, "Here she is looking dumb" is attaching your response to her behavior. You start by assuming Cohen is brilliant and Palin is dumb, then assess the interaction with these in mind.

Meanwhile, this is why Trump won: Elitist snobbery about normal people's trust and values.

Renee said...

Meh I guess Sacha has a new TV series. Who watches this?

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/9/17549016/sacha-baron-cohen-trump-who-is-america-showtime

exiledonmainstreet said...

Well, I guess leftists will be leftists. Griffin will continue to mock Trump, Cohen will try to remind people he's still alive by mocking Palin and, most excitingly, a blimp of "Baby Trump" will debut in London and do a world tour!

And leftists will continue to chase Trump administration officals out of restaurants and throw soda in the faces of people wearing MAGA hats.

Enjoy these great and glorious victories, leftists.

In the meantime, we have SCOTUS and the economy is roaring.

Continue to howl at the moon.

Gahrie said...

Wow I've been pretty hostile to Althouse in the past, and even on this thread...but wow some of you guys....

Curious George said...

"Our Resident Dullard #IngaKnew said...
Walker was duped into thinking he was talking to one of the Koch brothers. Sarah Palin is no dumber than Walker."

You mean soon to be three time Governor Scott Walker, right? Who changed Wisconsin politics for a generation to come. Actually his staff was faked out. Walker never had talked to him before. But yeah, that fake call sure made a lot of difference.

You should stick to your stupid copy and pasting.

sodal ye said...

For example, racist kill shots. Someone, or more than one, is/are going to get nailed hard. They’ll probably all get nailed for something, and some of their futures will be ashes.

Let your imagination wander. It’s going to be very very ugly. Just my strong opinion.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Inga still thinks Trump will be impeached. ;)

7/11/18, 10:41 AM

And as we know, Inga's track record regarding political predictions is stellar.

But Mrs. Magoo never ever ever learns from her mistakes, no matter how much she beclowns herself. Having the attention span of a fruit fly helps her in that regard.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Update: Creepy Russian Oligarchs are talking about Trump RIGHT NOW! Maddow has the goods tonight. Primetime!

Marcus said...

I am glad to see most of the commenters taking Althouse to the woodshed on this one. Much to HER chagrin, it would seem. Pitiful excuse for a post, AA.

Ralph L said...

I still don't understand why public figures like Palin don't bring their own fucking recording equipment to all interviews.

You'd think 60 Minutes' editing would have schooled them on that in the 70's.
The FBI doesn't record interviews, which is criminal IMO. Bring your own.

Chuck said...

Achilles said...
It is interesting that Ann is so uncomfortable and juvenile in this post.

I also love how democrats including the cuck Chuck wing love people who impersonate vets for political purposes.


I'd be very surprised if anyone could find a single written word from me on this blog's comments pages that betrayed any sort of value judgment by my, concerning Sasha Baron Cohen.

You certainly can't do it, Achilles. This is more of your making-up-shit-about-Chuck.

I said absolutely nothing on this page about how I feel about Cohen's stunt with Palin; I haven't seen it. Has anyone seen it? This is all a fight about what some here call "battle space preparation," right? Palin is trying to pre-empt a national reaction when the segment is finally shown, right?

If you want to know my pre-viewing opinion, I think that against long odds, Palin might actually succeed in blunting this comedic attack. I think she may be making a smart play, to go on offense in this.

And Palin has made some good choices on this dimension in the past. When the Glenn Rice story came out, she more or less completely ignored it, and it seems to have died out. This time, she is choosing to fight that might work too.

Achilles said...

Thorley Winston said...

I’ve heard of him but never watched any of his shows or movies so I had to google his name to see what he looked like. There’s nothing particularly distinctive about his face and if I bumped into him on the street next week, I doubt that I’d recognize him.

We all live in bubbles.

It is not that Ann’s bubble is particularly small. It is that as an elite and particularly professor and a lawyer it is really thick.

Smart people always think they are smarter than they really are.

Given similar circumstances I think Palin could do have been a law professor. She was a governor who accomplished much taking on the oil companies and getting a really solid deal for Alaskans before McCain put her in a bad situation with no support.

I think if Ann was put in the same situation as Palin she would get destroyed. Completely and utterly. Palin accomplished things Ann could never do.

We all have bubbles. They need to be popped every now and then Ann.

Molly said...

(eaglebeak)

Apologies if someone else put this up earlier, but--


Here's Donald Trump and Sacha Baron Cohen interview in which Cohen is doing his Ali G routine.

Didn't take Trump too long to figure it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP5ElraFHHE

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Ann Althouse said...Palin is exploiting disabled vets as a distraction instead of gracefully accepting that she was tricked.

Pointing out that Cohen exploited Palin's feelings towards disabled vets in order to trick Palin is an example of Palin exploiting vets. Hey, freedom is slavery after all, so that's another solid, solid take Professor. You're having an outstanding day!

"You people ought not be so automatically empathetic towards wounded veterans. If someone uses those emotions to trick you then you ought to suck it up and just admit you got got! We smart sophisticated people moderate our feelings towards disabled veterans so we'd never let ourselves be emotionally manipulated in that way! Be more luck us."

walter said...

"Puncture the pretentious."
Palin? Hardly.

I think Elizabeth Warren would be a much better target.
SBC playing a Native American.
Please do it..

Inga said...

“Wow I've been pretty hostile to Althouse in the past, and even on this thread...but wow some of you guys....”

Just showing your/ their true colors, lol. I’ve often wondered how Althouse can stand her own conservative readership. She helped create them, now they turn on her like the snarling dogs they are.

Achilles said...

Chuck said...

You certainly can't do it, Achilles. This is more of your making-up-shit-about-Chuck.

I don’t care about your stupid whining crap.

You are a democrat. Operationally and morally.

Go defend a few more fake vets.

Palin is smarter than you and has accomplished more in her life than you ever will.

Michael K said...

For the life of me, I still don't understand why public figures like Palin don't bring their own fucking recording equipment to all interviews.

A friend of mine was interviewed by "60 Minutes" back in the 80s when his divorce case was in the news. His ex-wife had worked when he went to medical school, then he paid for her to go through law school. Bad idea !

When she passed the Bar she divorced him and claimed half his lifetime income. It went to the Supreme Court.

For his "60 minutes" interview, he was advised to have his own video recording and they did not like that at all.

I forget if they cancelled the interview.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Do you think possibly Palin has a particular soft spot for veterans because one of her sons served, Professor? Do you think people who have family members who serve, friends who've served, and personally know veterans who have been wounded serving in our nation might have deeper emotional responses to issues concerning wounded veterans and getting proper care for wounded veterans than people who don't have those connections, Professor?

Hey I know: maybe Cohen can next target General John Kelly--Cohen can claim to be a veteran who served in Afghanistan with Cohen's son Lt. Kelly before he was killed in action. I bet Gen. Kelly would make time in his schedule for an interview with someone like that! Imagine the hilarity that would ensue. I bet Gen. Kelly would be a good sport about it, though, not like that whiny bitch Palin.

Michael K said...

She helped create them, now they turn on her like the snarling dogs they are.

The fool is sure that the blue wave is coming.

I do think there is a bit too much anger about this. Sarah Palin is a big part of the explanation for Trump.

She was a big part of the reason I cared about voting for McCain in 2008. He was too old but she was the preview of the Tea Party.

The Uniparty is determined to destroy all threats to their hegemony.

The Tea Party and Sarah did not have the strength to prevail but Trump did and he is kicking their ass.

Yancey Ward said...

I had forgotten about the Ali G/Trump video. Yes, Trump figured it out quickly, but I think most would have. The key thing, though, is Trump was willing to get up and walk out after 90 seconds. I wonder how long it took Palin to walk out after she realized she had been set up?

Amadeus 48 said...

I guess the lefty line here is that we all have our inner Nicole Wallace, and Althouse just let hers out for a walk, so what's the big deal?

That is a scary thought. If you are Nicole wallace, you have wasted your life.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Here's one: maaaaaybe we ought to encourage empathy towards one another. Maaaybe it's bad when we incentivize distrust towards people to whom we ought to have empathy. Maaaaybe whatever comedic value that can be wrung from using someone's emotional reaction towards wounded veterans isn't worth the cost in terms of discouraging that kind of empathy and encouraging distrust of people belonging to that group (wounded veterans).

But naaaah, that can't be right. The smart sophisticated people insist that I'm the asshole for not laughing along.

Achilles said...

Inga said...

Just showing your/ their true colors, lol. I’ve often wondered how Althouse can stand her own conservative readership. She helped create them, now they turn on her like the snarling dogs they are.

We are defending Palin.

Against a bunch of pretentious losers biting at Palin's ankles.

Got any more Trig truthiness to throw out there? Any more comedian jokes you want to attribute to Palin?

You people are nasty and vile. Obama said far more stupid things that Palin ever did. He was given everything in his life.

Obama wouldn't last 3 minutes in the same situation Palin was put in.

Don't worry Inga. You are stupid and everyone knows it. We would never bother comparing you to someone like Palin. It would be like comparing something beautiful and useful to a pile of dog poop.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

"You idiots actually take that whole "revere our wounded vets" stuff seriously? Don't you know that kind of sappy emotionalism is stupid and we smart sophisticated elites only pretend to believe that kind of thing? How foolish you all are to think that some things should be treated as sacred and trading on the emotional reaction most Americans have towards wounded veterans just for the purpose of making Sarah Palin look silly is somehow morally wrong! Stop whining you babies."

Fernandistein said...

Speaking of comedy, thehill predicts the future of the woman who hasn't been elected to anything:
"New Dem star to rattle DC establishment"

Drago said...

LLR Chuck: "This is more of your making-up-shit-about-Chuck."

Nope.

As with your passionate and repeated defense of Stolen Valor Dem Dick Blumenthal, there really is no way to hide your complete operational and rhetorical alignment with the far left.

But thanks again for your serious consideration, once, for a few minutes, long ago, of joining the military.

All those horrible actual members of the military who voted for Trump and whom you insult daily appreciate you going to the mat in your defense of Blumenthal as well as Li'l Dickie Durbin, who called members of our military "gestapo".

No wonder you so clearly relish being Durbin's cuckholster.

But in a good way.....

Mark said...

So, now you're supporting the mockery of disabled veterans??

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Perhaps Ann is just jealous that Palin will have lots of grandchildren, while she will never get them.

Mark said...

Palin is threatening to most (liberal?) Women. That is why they have to lash out at her and try to destroy her.
I'm not sure why this need is so strong.

So Althouse is one of the mean girls. Who knew?


Every now and then the ugly inner eternal leftist comes out.

Yancey Ward said...

Was Cohen mocking disabled veterans? Without seeing the interview, it is an open question to me. It seems to me that Cohen was trying to mock Palin, and in order to do so, pretended to be a disabled veteran.

Is it inappropriate to pretend to be one for the purpose of mocking Sarah Palin? Aren't we venturing into PC land by believing it is inappropriate?

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Chuck said...You definitely misread the support for Palin among your most ardent Trump-loving readership.

I don't generally give a shit about Palin. I haven't considered her in quite a long time. I think she was treated unfairly by the Media and by the McCain campaign but she didn't do enough to defend herself and her selection as VP candidate didn't help McCain enough to prevent Obama. I don't much like her folksy populist style and I don't like that she took the "reality star" route after her political career was (probably unfairly) ended. I certainly don't "love" Trump.

None of that leads to the conclusion that Palin is wrong here, nor that the end of making Palin look foolish justifies the means of impersonating a wounded US veteran is OK.
"You're only objecting 'cause you love Palin so much" absolutely does not work in my case, Chuck.

The norm that we should automatically respect and feel deep empathy towards wounded US veterans is something I'd like to see upheld. Violating that norm just to "get" Palin, and then claiming that people who object to the violation of that norm are simply too unsophisticated, too stupid, or too ignorant of how comedy works to understand why it's no big deal makes me angry. My anger has almost nothing to do with sticking up for Palin due to an affection for Plain herself. Mischaracterizing my motivation doesn't address my point(s).

Elizabeth Crain said...

I mostly lurk here and I enjoy the commentariat — and the hostess, when she talks law. The sneering hippie stuff, though... I couldnt stand it then and I can’t stand it now.

I think I just found a way to have several more hours in the day. Farewell, Althouse.

walter said...

Inga said...You ALL are easily duped. Althouse and every last one of you.
--
Snarling dog indeed.

Inga said...

Oooooo, the outrage! Althousians are outraged, lol. More outrage over Althouse calling Palin dumb than outrage over (or even normal caring) over separating over 100 children under 5 years of age from their parents. Such outrage from the deeply caring Trumpists here, lol.

Drago said...

HD: "The norm that we should automatically respect and feel deep empathy towards wounded US veterans is something I'd like to see upheld."

You'll never see that from the lefties, including those, like Inga, who posture as being supportive of the military.

They are all lying.

Big Mike said...

@HoodlumDoodlum, not Kelly — Mattis. You know, the guy who has a plan to kill everyone he meets.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Another day, another leftwing media lie.

Poorly sourced fake-facts, lies, wish facts, BS, narrative pimping. It never ends when the media is in the tank with the Clinton Crime Family.

Drago said...

I see Inga recognizes the danger of this topic to her online positioning as someone concerned about wounded vets.

Thus, she makes a lame attempt to change the subject.

Predictable.

So very, very predictable.

I actually think its a wise move on her part. Continued dialogue on this subject, as with the 2016 election where she called all military voters (who voted for Trump) nazi's, cannot turn out well.

Michael K said...

Promo for that show.

If anyone watches, let me know how bad it is.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Yancey Ward said...Is it inappropriate to pretend to be one for the purpose of mocking Sarah Palin? Aren't we venturing into PC land by believing it is inappropriate?

Call it that, sure. It's a norm that I think ought not be violated. That makes me an unsophisticated rube and a snowflake PC baby, then; fine. The idea that holding any norms up as important or sacred = PC is perhaps pushing it (since I doubt there's anyone who genuinely believes no norms are worth protecting), but I accept your judgement, sure.

"No sacred cows in comedy!" rings a bit hollow in an era where a wrong word about homosexuals, minorities, women, alleged sexual assault victims, transexuals, etc will end the career of most comedians, but sure: I think someone ought to face social pressure and opprobrium when they fake status as a wounded US veteran for purposes of tricking someone who cares about wounded veterans all in service of mocking a widely-disliked former politician.

Chuck said...

Drago said...
LLR Chuck: "This is more of your making-up-shit-about-Chuck."

Nope.

As with your passionate and repeated defense of Stolen Valor Dem Dick Blumenthal, there really is no way to hide your complete operational and rhetorical alignment with the far left.

But thanks again for your serious consideration, once, for a few minutes, long ago, of joining the military.

All those horrible actual members of the military who voted for Trump and whom you insult daily appreciate you going to the mat in your defense of Blumenthal as well as Li'l Dickie Durbin, who called members of our military "gestapo".

No wonder you so clearly relish being Durbin's cuckholster.

But in a good way.....


This is clutter, Drago. This is what Althouse hates to see on her comments pages. I've warned you about it, and you continue to do it. Why Althouse doesn't kick you out, I don't know.

Re: Blumenthal. I sided with him once. When he related his conversation with Gorsuch, where Blumenthal asked Gorsuch what Gorsuch thought about Trump's trasktalking federal judges, and Gorsuch said it was "demoralizing" and "disheartening." Trump heard about it when the media reported on it (Blumenthal made it all clear to the media), and Trump immediately tweeted that Blumenthal had "mischaracterized" Gorsuch. Blumenthal hadn't mischaracterized anything. And Blumenthal was later proven right beyond any doubt a couple of weeks later when Gorsuch testified on national television at his confirmation hearing and used the same two words.

Re: Durbin. I've written more negative things about Dick Durbin than anyone else in Congress. I wrote precisely one "not negative" thing about Dick Durbin. That is, when Durbin reported that Trump had used the phrase "shithole countries," I believed Durbin. And that is because of the three or four different stories coming out of the White House, the first ones didn't even deny it. The people present in the room didn't deny it. According to Tim Scott and Jeff Flake, the Republicans in the room CONFIRMED that the story was true.

You troll. You nasty waste of time. Do everybody a favor, and stop your obsessive cyber-stalking of me. Quit writing about me. Leave me alone.

Michael K said...

outrage over (or even normal caring) over separating over 100 children under 5 years of age from their parents.

The fool has never heard of DNA testing to see if the children are related to the "parents."

Drago said...

LLR Chuck continues his lies in service to his dem operational allies.

I expected nothing less.

#StrongDemDefender Chuck: " I've warned you about it,...."

LOL

You have serious mental issues.

Get help.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Althouse wrote:

"His face is famous and his game is old. I've greatly enjoyed his interviews in the past, and when he goes after famous people, especially those who seek to exercise political power, I give him plenty of leeway. "

What political power does Palin have right now?

Why doesn't Cohen do this to Maxine Waters or Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer? Or to the bourgeois Commie who is pretending to be a streetwise Latin from the Bronx? All 4 of those people have more power and influence than Palin does and God knows there is plenty of rich comedic material there. But we know why supposedly "edgy" comedians leave them alone.



Drago said...

Michael K: "The fool has never heard of DNA testing to see if the children are related to the "parents."

Inga is not just going to sit around and let you guys get away with putting a clampdown on child trafficking.

Not for one minute.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Big Mike said...@HoodlumDoodlum, not Kelly — Mattis. You know, the guy who has a plan to kill everyone he meets.

Kelly's son was killed in Afghanistan. I assume both Kelly and Mattis have strong emotional connections with/reactions to wounded US vets, but Mattis is unmarried and as far as I know has no children.

My point was that since Professor Althouse is ok with Cohen violating the norm (of respect for wounded veterans) in this case she'd certainly be ok with the violation of that norm in the case of Kelly (an actual relevant political figure) and whatever emotions he may have regarding members of the military would equally be "fair game" for use to mock him. I mean, unless he's some kind of whiny baby, right?

Big Mike said...

More outrage over Althouse calling Palin dumb than outrage over (or even normal caring) over separating over 100 children under 5 years of age from their parents.

True that! I don’t recall inviting them or their parents into this country and I have no responsibility for the parents or their kids. And I am pretty sure that if the parents agreed to empty bedpans for a lot less than your average unionized nurse (as they would) without joining the union (as they wouldn’t) you’d be slavering at the mouth trying to get the kids and their parents shipped back over the Rio Grande.

In fact that’s precisely what we should do with them — let them work off the cost of the care of their kids and their own incarceration emptying bedpans in hospitals.

Brian McKim and/or Traci Skene said...

"...especially those who seek to exercise political power..."

Is Palin still seeking to exercise political power?

If so, is there any real chance she will acquire any?

If not, is there any real satisfaction to be had or purpose to be fulfilled by duping her this way?

There may be. But going after someone who has already suffered a public beatdown (and who probably has no chance of acquiring any kind of power) is probably not all that valuable to society and probably not all that funny to anyone but the most crazed anti-Palin people. It's like going after Jimmy Carter, ferchrissakes. Would that be satisfying or useful? I don't think so.

It's kinda pathetic. Ten years is a long time to hold a comedy grudge. I am sure there are plenty of other right-of-center, power-hungry and pompous twits whose comeuppance would make for some satisfying comedy. But Palin and Cheney? Yeesh. It's been a decade. It's embarrassing. It's an old bit. It's like doing a bit (via standup, in a club, in 2018) based on a song that was a top ten hit in 2012. Yeah, I kinda remember the song, but I'm not all that passionate about it now and, golly, it's not like they re-released the song or nothing, so why are you talking about "Gangnam Style?" Sarah Palin in the American political equivalent of PSY. There's no chance he's making it to the top of the charts again, he was annoying, the song made my life hell, but I have no feelings about him or the song one way or the other.

Would a comedian expect praise for going after Jane Fonda in 2018?

Drago said...

LLR Chuck: "Do everybody a favor, and stop your obsessive cyber-stalking of me. Quit writing about me. Leave me alone."

Dream on Durbin cuckholster boy.

Dream. On.

Big Mike said...

@HoodlumDoodlim, yes I knew all that. And to a degree you are right. But Kelly is an officer and a gentleman. Mattis would make Cohen pee his pants.

William said...

If Cohen had employed similar tactics against a revered leftist, his career would be over........He has talent, but he lacks either the courage or imagination to fling any of the manure that the sacred cows produce in their triumphal procession against those cows.......Here's how he can integrate his fame and celebrity into a new comic persona. He can pretend to be casting a new movie. He can trick various starlets and slightly passé stars into agreeing to perform outlandish sex acts on hm in return for a role in his upcoming movie. Comedy gold.

Inga said...

“I see Inga recognizes the danger of this topic to her online positioning as someone concerned about wounded vets.”

Oh please. Trump doesn’t give a shit about wounded Vets. Look what he said about John McCain. You are all dupes, you are all dumb, you are all Trumpists. Trumpists bashing other Trumpists, what could be more entertaining? LOL.

Drago said...

LLR Chuck: "Re: Blumenthal. I sided with him once"

A lie.

You repeatedly obfuscated the fact, fact, that Blumenthal repeatedly lied about his service record.

And you did it knowingly.

LLR Chuck: "Re: Durbin. I've written more negative things about Dick Durbin than anyone else in Congress. I wrote precisely one "not negative" thing about Dick Durbin. That is, when Durbin reported that Trump had used the phrase "shithole countries,"

Another lie.

You have waxed eloquent on a number of occasions regarding the competence, intelligence and effectiveness of this pathetic Illinois party hack who has no redeeming qualities.

I don't blame you for trying to hide all the many, many, (uncountable?) times you offer praise to those on the left in all sorts of ways.

You think you are being so very very sly, slipping in all these little snippets of praise for the left. Maddow is "brilliant", obama is "magnificent", unbelievable lefty fake journalist hack John Harwood is "professional", and on and on.

LOL

You are transparent.

Transparent.

Drago said...

Inga the Parrot: "Oh please. Trump doesn’t give a shit about wounded Vets."

LOL

Another deflection. On top of previous deflections.

Keep slinging it Inga. You might actually make one or two people forget what you really think......but I doubt it.

FullMoon said...

Inga laughs:

Louis C.K. on 09/01/2010:
“@SarahPalinUSA kudos to your dirty hole, you f*cking jackoff c*nt-face jazzy wondergirl”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive

Louis C.K. on 09/01/2010:
“I want to rub my father’s c*ck all over Sarah Palin’s fat tits.”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive

Louis C.K. on 09/01/2010:
“people think that sarah Paalin is really mean but she has a family of chinese poor people living in her c*nt hole. sorry.”
Source: Twitter | Web Archive

Louis C.K. on 07/08/2010:
“…I like CAPS because their [sic: they’re] BIG like Sarah Palin’s father’s VAGINA.”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive

Louis C.K. on 06/08/2010:
“I’m not going to say anything about Sarah Palin this time. Because really it’s not that interesting that both of her tits are disgusting.”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive

Louis C.K. on 06/08/2010:
“I just want to say that Sarah Palin has NEVER eaten ANY babies. I know that for a fact. But she’s still a c*nt. But I really respect her.”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive

Louis C.K. on 05/24/2010*:
“did you know that the world’s bee population is disappearing? do you know why? because Sarah Palin is such a c*nt. the bees have had it.”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive
Louis C.K. on 05/22/2010*:
“also sorry i said that sarah pallin needs a penis cake shoved up her hairy, smelly asshole. oh wait i hadn’t said that yet. anyway sorry.”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive
Louis C.K. on 5/21/2010*:
“Why did Sarah Pallin cross the road? Because her c*nt fell out. That’s the best joke I ever wrote. My head hurts.”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive
Louis C.K. on 5/21/2010*:
“Sarah palin says US law should be based on the bible. Let’s start by spraying diarreah into her mouth. like it says to in the bible.”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive
Louis C.K. on 05/21/2010*:
“I have a great idea how to plug the oil leak in the gulf of mexico. kick sarah pallin right in her stupid vagina. Then plug the leak.”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive
Louis C.K. on 05/21/2010*:
“because i would never shit in sarah palin’s mouth sarccastically. i need two rum and cokes for that. seriously though. shes the new hitler”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive
Louis C.K. on 05/21/2010*:
“one rum and coke and im ready to shit in sarah palin’s mouth seriously.”
Sources: Twitter | Web Archive

SCREENSHOTS FROM HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT
(Double-click images to enlarge them)
05/22/2010: 05/21/2010, 05/22/2010:

09/01/2010:
* Louis C.K.’s old Twitter account was @cklouis (Source: Web Archive). On 06/01/2010, he switched to a new twitter account, @louisck. He confirmed the switch on 06/04/2010 by tweeting, “Okay I finally get to be louisck! Thank you twitter people that work at twitter on the twittering things.” (Sources: Twitter | Web Archive)

n.n said...

Cohen can claim to be a veteran who served in Afghanistan with Cohen's son Lt. Kelly before he was killed in action

Yes, attacking people who participate in good faith, and tarring and feathering private persons who are not even present, is bad optics for Cohen and his defense.

Oso Negro said...

@Ray @ Ralph L - Track Palin is the veteran, Trig Palin is the Down’s sufferer. There’s a difference.

FullMoon said...
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Drago said...

Oso Negro: "@Ray @ Ralph L - Track Palin is the veteran, Trig Palin is the Down’s sufferer. There’s a difference."

Minor quibble: I don't think its appropriate to characterize Trig as a Down Syndrome "sufferer".

exiledonmainstreet said...

Well, Drago, on the flip side, leftists like Inga are pushing more and more people out of the Democrat Party everyday. #Walkaway

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1945356878817544/

"But, but, but....they're all Russian bots!"

I hope they keep telling themselves that.

Drago said...

exiledonmainstreet: "Well, Drago, on the flip side, leftists like Inga are pushing more and more people out of the Democrat Party everyday. #Walkaway"

Indeed.

You might have noticed that as I call Inga out for her obvious lunacy-driven hypocrisy that I actually never request she stop.

I prefer she not stop. Ever.

She is a walking/talking Wellstone Funeral.

Chuck said...

Drago, again, I said that ONE interview that Maddow did with Kellyanne Conway was "brilliant." I said it when it aired. And later, Maddow won the Emmy for best news interview of the year for that one interview. It is the one nice thing I've ever said about the often-unwatchable Maddow.

You keep putting in comments a supposed quote from me that I thought Obama (who I never supported or voted for) was "magnificent." But I keep challenging you to cite or link the full quote and you never have.

I have no recollection of anything with John Harwood. Ditto my demand that you quote me, and link to the quote.

This is shit that you at making up about me.

Molly said...

(eaglebeak)

On Cohen and "puncture the pretentious"--not sure that Sarah Palin is someone whose pretensions need puncturing. Not sure she has any.

Enlighten-NewJersey said...

Example #1 "People with disabilities and advocates for disability rights have been particularly chagrined by one image making the rounds on social media: an upright man silhouetted against a backdrop of stars, with an empty wheelchair in the foreground."

Jessica Roy, latimes.com, "Erasing Stephen Hawking's disability erases an important part of who he was," 16 Mar. 2018

Example #2: "In World War I, to his chagrin, Eisenhower again found himself on the sidelines, performing training duties stateside while Pershing, MacArthur, and Patton earned their battle ribbons." —U.S. News & World Report, 16 Mar. 1998

Example #3: "He decided to get a tattoo, to the chagrin of his parents." -Examples of chagrin in a Sentence from Merriam-Webster Online

Oso Negro said...

Ms Palin had the unpleasant experience of sitting home while her son was deployed in a combat zone. I do not believe that Ms. Althouse had that experience. I think that living through the travails of one’s children results in empathy for those with similar issues. Ergo, the Althouse soft spot for homosexuality and the Palin soft spot for veterans. I am interested who here had a child serve in the Army or Marine infantry billets in Iraq or Afghanistan? I did. My son went to both with the USMC. Especially interested in whether any of our lefty commenters saw their kid off to war.

Drago said...

"Anna Navarro republican" Chuck: "This is shit that you at making up about me."

Wrong again Durbin cuckholster.

Try harder. Your excuses and obfuscations grow wearisome.

Oso Negro said...

@ Drago - for goodness sake, how does Miss Manners say I should refer to his status?

Drago said...

Oso Negro: "@ Drago - for goodness sake, how does Miss Manners say I should refer to his status?"

Simple statements of fact always work best.

Trig has Down Syndrome.

exiledonmainstreet said...



She is a walking/talking Wellstone Funeral.

7/11/18, 11:52 AM

I have thanked Inga in the past because I am sure she inspired scores of Badger State residents to get out and vote for Walker.

Inga is one reason of many reasons a formerly blue state has turned red. Since Sen. Tammy Baldwin is up for reelection, I urge Inga to campaign for her. It sure would be nice to have 2 GOP Senators.

Oso Negro said...

@ Drago - And we should presume he is enjoying it like a well-funded 401k?

Inga said...
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Achilles said...

Inga said...

Oh please. Trump doesn’t give a shit about wounded Vets. Look what he said about John McCain. You are all dupes, you are all dumb, you are all Trumpists. Trumpists bashing other Trumpists, what could be more entertaining? LOL.

If Maxine Waters is mid 60's that would put Inga around 59.

+ or -.

The "LOL" is a -.

Inga said...

“ I am interested who here had a child serve in the Army or Marine infantry billets in Iraq or Afghanistan? I did. My son went to both with the USMC. Especially interested in whether any of our lefty commenters saw their kid off to war.”

I did. My daughter, an FMF Corpsman ( Corpsman to the USMC) served for an entire year at Camp Leatherneck from 2011 to 2012. She was there during had time in 2012 when the Taliban cut through the perimeter fence and attacked Camp Bastion/ Camp Leatherneck. She is currently attached to the Marines again and is waiting to see if she gets deployed once again this fall.

Achilles said...

Chuck said...


This is shit that you at making up about me.

Chuck, the lawyer, cannot for the life of him reason out why everyone thinks he supports democrats.

A total mystery.

Why would anyone call him stupid?

Another mystery.

Mysterious.

Michael K said...

She is currently attached to the Marines again and is waiting to see if she gets deployed once again this fall.

Nothing seems to be able to real through the bubble of self satisfaction of the fool.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Nothing seems to be able to real through the bubble of self satisfaction of the fool.

7/11/18, 12:06 PM

Mr. Magoo never realized he couldn't see.

Achilles said...

Inga said...

I did. My daughter, an FMF Corpsman ( Corpsman to the USMC) served for an entire year at Camp Leatherneck from 2011 to 2012. She was there during had time in 2012 when the Taliban cut through the perimeter fence and attacked Camp Bastion/ Camp Leatherneck. She is currently attached to the Marines again and is waiting to see if she gets deployed once again this fall.

Whatever.

The vast majority of vets know exactly what democrats think about them.

And we think democrats are enemies of freedom.

Democrats only like veterans who help them get more power over other people.

They shit on the rest of us.

The veteran community loves what Trump is doing. Trump will get 90+% of the veterans vote in 2020.

Just like Obama and Hillary got less than 10%.

Fuck democrats. #Walkaway.

Inga said...

“Mr. Magoo never realized he couldn't see.”

Trumpists are all blinded to the reality of Trumpism, lol. What fools you are.

Drago said...

Oso Negro: "@ Drago - And we should presume he is enjoying it like a well-funded 401k?"

Well, I would say that I have some familiarity with this particular syndrome and your question really doesn't make any sense.

Are you asking me if a child with Down Syndrome is spending time thinking outside their own existence and looking back at themselves and then pondering their general level of happiness?

To that I would say, we should not presume that is happening.

Drago said...

Inga: "Trumpists are all blinded to the reality of Trumpism, lol. What fools you are."

Good luck with your dossier.

Drago said...

Oh, and blue wave too.

And Hillary's inevitable victory....again....in 2020...or something...

Nonapod said...

Wow. Louis C.K. certainly is deranged.

I'll admit I've found some of his stuff pretty funny over the years. Then when the weird sexual assault allegations came to light a while back I felt almost bad for liking some of his stuff. After reading those borderline obsessive Tweets about Sarah Pallin... yeesh.

Drago said...

Nonapod: "Wow. Louis C.K. certainly is deranged."

He's just your typical leftist.

Inga said...

And Trump Cultists are the most blind of all.

LOL, #Walkaway.

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