August 17, 2018

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

The top-rated comment on the long NYT article "Melania Trump, a Mysterious First Lady, Weathers a Chaotic White House."

IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS POST HERE ON THE BLOG: TestTube said:
The only thing we need care about are:

a) The Red Juice from the Dark Sarcophagus
b) The Cursed Ancient Egyptian Disease Cheese

Anything else is unimportant.

In a way, it is liberating. A dark terrible liberation, but liberation nevertheless.

59 comments:

Michael K said...

No, I don't care either.

I don't even care about the NY Times and its pathologies.

Rick said...

No. Nobody is keeping her there, if she doesn't like being there she can leave. If she does I won't care about that either.

Scary scary freedom.

n.n said...

Evolution (e.g. life) is a chaotic process. More so with the insidious intrigue of journolism.

As for Mrs. Trump's privacy... What is the justification for invading it? Is she known to abort chicks and offer secular sacrifices? Colorful, but it's only poultry.

rehajm said...

More and more these days I find myself resisting offering the advice: You should probably kill yourself.

Darrell said...

Chaotic NYT creates JournoList for 300 newspapers.

Darrell said...

She wore the jacket for the DC Press and removed it when she got on the plane.
I would have just flipped them the bird.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

We on the left want to get back to worshiping the occupants of the white house.

stevew said...

Did she write the article? What? No? Then I don't care either.

Through a scan of the article it seems they didn't speak to Melania, the closest they got was a spokesperson, so most of the stuff in the article is made up speculation. Now I really don't care.

-sw

Floris said...

The NYT reminds me of that clique of girls in high school who didn't like that other clique of girls in high school, except the NYT has a better vocabulary than the first clique.

Rob said...

The NYT reminds me of that clique of girls in high school who didn't like that other clique of girls in high school, except the NYT has a better vocabulary than the first clique.

The story is clique bait.

TestTube said...

The only thing we need care about are:

a) The Red Juice from the Dark Sarcophagus
b) The Cursed Ancient Egyptian Disease Cheese

Anything else is unimportant.

In a way, it is liberating. A dark terrible liberation, but liberation nevertheless.

Nonapod said...

The best way to show you don't care about something is by not saying anything at all.

BarrySanders20 said...

Nope, don't care.
Didnt care when Michelle was there.
What they eat or what they wear.
Or if they enjoy playing solitaire.

I do care if they steal the silverware.

tcrosse said...

The NYT reminds me of that clique of girls in high school who didn't like that other clique of girls in high school, except the NYT has a better vocabulary than the first clique.

Stupid white people™

PM said...

Right up there with Francisco Franco Still Dead.

D 2 said...

Thank you Test Tube for reminding me about the Red Juice. I had not thought about it for days.

Fernandinande said...

"fuck white women lol" - New York Times authorette.

Bay Area Guy said...

Chaos!

TestTube said...

D 2:

You thank me? Thank me?!?

You had precious days of bliss where you did not have to dwell on the Red Juice and what it meant for humanity, and you THANK ME for ending all that?

Michael K said...

A pretty good explanation of why the left, including commenters here, is crazy or seems so.

Their Critical Theory was nothing but destructive criticism of the main tenets of Western culture. Chief among these are Christianity, capitalism, authority, the family, tradition and morality, sexual restraint, and patriotism. In other words, conservatism. When these German academics came here in the 1930’s, they looked around and saw America was capitalist, Christian and with patriarchal family structures. These were the same things they erroneously attributed to laying the cultural foundations for fascism in their native Germany. Therefore, they erroneously believed a fascist Hitler could rise to power here.

It was not until the late 1950’s and especially the 1960’s until these cultural Marxists began to have some sway. Books by Frankfurt school alum like Theodor Adorno (The Authoritarian Personality), Erich Fromm (The Art of Loving) and Herbert Marcuse (One Dimensional Man) became mandatory reading for every bearded, Che T-shirt-wearing “revolutionary.” Some of these revolutionaries went full-on Trotsky and attempted to elevate black revolutionaries to positions of leadership. Since their attempt was to upend culture, why not upend race relations? The idealists of the 1960’s “counter culture” are now in positions of power throughout society to effectuate their desires- destruction of Western heritage.

Worth reading.

It goes along with Antonio Gramsci pretty well. Same war on "Bourgeois culture."

Danno said...

I have never been hung up on following FLOTUS over the years, but this one is just TDS on full display.

Nonapod said...

Is there a link between the Red Juice and Yummy Mummy cereal? I always thought it strange that General Mills limits its production of Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy, while Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry are produced only on all hallows eve.

Wince said...

Ha, tell me this picture from the article doesn't make the First Lady look like the cool one against a backdrop of chaotic, desperate losers from the Fake News.

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/08/19/us/politics/00dc-MELANIA-media/00dc-MELANIA-media-superJumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp

Danno said...

Darrell said...She wore the jacket for the DC Press and removed it when she got on the plane.
I would have just flipped them the bird.

And Inga made an avatar out of it. Just think if Inga would have made your middle finger her avatar.

Bay Area Guy said...

I think the Left has 3 key political themes, that frame almost all of their pieces, articles, commentary:

1. Chaos!
2. Russia!
3. Racism!

They don't care too much about the low unemployment, the high GDP, the high stock market and the lack of any foreign wars to convert violent Muslim countries into democracies.

But, hey, that's life as a Leftist.

wildswan said...

Maybe somebody could do a study of how the press spotlight sweeps around like a lighthouse flash from Trump to Melania, to Ivanka, to Barron, to Jared, to Eric. In between the family members (short flash) there are more or less loooooooong flashes consisting solely of Trump. Sarah Sanders, and General Kelly have almost the status of family members: Truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup, Melania, Truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup, Sarah Sanders, Truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup, Jared, Truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup, General Kelly, Truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup, Ivanka, Truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup, Eric, Truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup. You don't much see a series of short flashes, e.g., Sarah Sanders, General Kelly, Melania.

Trump opposition makes brief cameo appearances so there's hardly time to learn a name and an accusation before the hook shoots out and they're gone. Best to just learn the category, i.e., The Justice Gang: James Comey, Lisa Page, Peter Strozk, Sally Yates, Bruce Ohr; The Simpson Gang: Glen Simpson, Chris Steele, Nellie Ohr; The Um Connection: Natalia Veselnitskaya, Oleg Deripaska, Viktor Yanukovych, Paul Manafort; Michael and The Naughty Ladies; Linear B (something about James Brennan which is at present redacted and mostly indecipherable but won't be forever.); Kim and the Central Empire; von Junker is not amused

Unknown said...

Riffing on a previous post title to comment on this one: What's the best thing about the NY Times?

I'll submit that the NYT is ensuring Trump's second term. Still won't read it though...

Big Mike said...

So “change we can believe in” was a good thing, but change that is real is “chaos”? Good to know.

Comanche Voter said...

Dag nab it John Tutnell. You said "I do care if they steal the silverware." Why are you injecting Hillary Clinton into this thread!

Lloyd W. Robertson said...

"13 years of scandal-plagued marriage": any actual information behind that phrase? I would have thought there were scandals pre-Melania, but Trump-Melania was scandal free until he ran in 2016. It wouldn't surprise me if she misses her New York life.

traditionalguy said...

Those crafty Slovenes can handle life in Europe and Manhattan. And she knows that she will out live The Donald. Imagine the money she will get for her memoirs.

Sebastian said...

"mysterious"

I call BS on the euro-orientalism.

gspencer said...

She's nice to look at. And she doesn't tell us what to do. So what's not to like about Melania.

victoria said...

I don't care about Melania Trump. Do you?

Vicki from Pasadena

Leland said...

I don't care about Melania. She married Trump, but she didn't run for President.

Likewise, I don't care about the names and addresses of jurors reviewing a case about not paying taxes. However, CNN is asking for juror's name and addresses for the Manafort trial. Why do these people need to be public news? All they did was what the law required them to do.

Fernandinande said...

1. Chaos!
2. Russia!
3. Racism!


Sharia Across Music!

Asia's Racism Chorus!

Carcass Hair Is So Mu!

Russia Crash Mosaic!

tcrosse said...

Maybe Donald and Melania could do a remake of Green Acres.

"New York is where I'd rather stay
I get allergic smelling hay
I just adore a penthouse view
Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue"

walter said...

Is this desire to drink that juice the result of inadequate pushback on eating Tide pods? A gateway thing?
How about they take a productive turn and eat the sidewalk shit in SF?

TestTube said...

Is there a link between the Red Juice and Yummy Mummy cereal? I always thought it strange that General Mills limits its production of Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy, while Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry are produced only on all hallows eve.

Someone in General Mills was trying to warn us.

Is this desire to drink that juice the result of inadequate pushback on eating Tide pods? A gateway thing?

Tide pods are produced by PROCTOR AND GAMBLE. THE RUMORS ARE TRUE. IT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE NOW.

How about they take a productive turn and eat the sidewalk shit in SF?

Even Those Who Have Partaken of the Red Juice from the Dark Sarcophagus have limits in their quest for boundless power.

Tank said...

victoria said...

I don't care about Melania Trump. Do you?

Vicki from Pasadena


I care to the extent that I don't want her to be harmed by the left who largely mean her ill. She seems like a very beautiful, perfectly nice lady to me; I've seen nothing to the contrary.

gilbar said...

rehajm said... I find myself resisting offering the advice: You should probably kill yourself

I've taken to telling people; "If you kill yourself, maybe i'll feel really bad about the things i've said.

I'm not Encouraging anyone to off themselves, I'm just letting them know that IF they did, it just might provide them the attention they seek

TestTube said...

Yay! I made the front page of Althouse!

One triumph to cling to...a few more minutes of blessed sanity when the People Who Have Partaken of the Red Juice from the Dark Sarcophagus finally throw aside their disguises and begin their awful reign.

The Crack Emcee said...

"The Democrats - it's a cult!"

buwaya said...

"It goes along with Antonio Gramsci pretty well. Same war on "Bourgeois culture.""

True. Which is why you need to burn down Harvard and Yale.

rhhardin said...

Richard Epstein on Harvard and Asians
https://www.hoover.org/research/libertarian-harvard-affirmative-action-and-diversity

A good modern restating of what he's always said about civil rights law.

readering said...

I wonder if she signed an NDA.

D 2 said...

I liked the Red Juice story, Test. It reaffirmed my belief in human nature. As the old saying goes: Where there is a will, there is a way. A crazy, completely unforeseen way. We may all be stardust, but I think the comet was slightly looney.

I can't believe that story was posted up by Althouse at end of July. There's been so much crazy since, it got buried down like Troy in my mind. I am glad you revived it - or maybe I missed a post on it, in between.

I will say it is my midseason favourite for Post of the Year - Crazy Short Documentary category. (One of the new Oscars)

Ann Althouse said...

It was the connecting of the old red juice story to the new ancient cheese story that got me. I’d read about the cheese but had forgotten about the red juice.

Maybe we should see the red juice as wine... so it’s wine and cheese... like a reception in hell.

rcocean said...

The Liberals have zero respect for the First Lady.

But if they get a D president in 2020, they will go back to respecting the First lady.

Cause that's different.

Well, Conservatives won't.

The new rule is its "open season" on the First lady -and their kids.

rcocean said...

The liberal/Left have shown in the last 2 years, that they only respect societal norms when they are in charge.

Fuck that.

eddie willers said...

like a reception in hell.

"Breaks over. Everybody back on your heads".

tim in vermont said...

Liberation from the dungeon the Democrats have thrown them into to scare them to the polls.

Jon Ericson said...

Breaks over. Everybody back on your heads

narciso said...

so what they tell us to care about, i'm not interested, what they cover up with a cloth, I find an interest fancy that,

Chuck said...

I am so relieved that my free NYT page limit was reached before I could skim this screed. Comments tell me all that I really need to know.

Josephbleau said...

gilbar said...
"rehajm said... I find myself resisting offering the advice: You should probably kill yourself

I've taken to telling people; "If you kill yourself, maybe i'll feel really bad about the things i've said."

Poor Jud is dead poor Jud Fry is dead, he's laying in a coffin made of wood. And folks is feeling sad cause they used to treat him bad, and now poor Jud in underneath the ground.

Rodgers and Hammerstein? Broadway was always there first.

wholelottasplainin said...

Danno said...
I have never been hung up on following FLOTUS over the years, but this one is just TDS on full display.

*******************

The previous FLATUS was actually pretty bad.

Sprezzatura said...

Ha ha!


Sure, we all believe that you forgot about the red juice.


OTOH, maybe this is like the little Althouse and the big one. Presumably, if you drink enough boxes of wine you forget about wine.

The Crack Emcee said...

Ann Althouse said...

"Maybe we should see the red juice as wine... so it’s wine and cheese... like a reception in hell."

I've seen those - not a good time. Not as boring as a reception in Heaven, but, at least there, the reasoning is someone will get upset if the preacher spiked the punch bowl or whatever. Not in Hell. Hell is what America wants to turn into, regarding all things evil, as it takes it's cues from, and emulates, cult-filled Hollywood's rape culture: "Oh, that's just Harvey!"

And those are just witches binding the president where rational women should be, yoga studios and "detoxing" stations cranking out narcissists where Physical Education (remember that?) should be, and homeopathic concoctions on our shelves where medicines should be, and fearful activist propagandists where brave responsible journalists should be, and on and on and on. The ultimate drawback to the reception in hell:

Once you enter, no matter how many doors you walk through, none of them is an exit.

What my Christian foster mothers were grasping for, is understood by this atheist, so I've only had to lie that I've prayed.