September 15, 2018

Trump vs. Kerry.


189 comments:

Dagwood said...

They used to shoot traitors like Kerry.

Unknown said...

so...you're not allowed to be worried about multiple things anymore?

Big Mike said...

When Kerry writes that the nuclear agreement "made the world safer," is he lying to Trump (and us) or is he lying to himself? Remember what Richard Feynman said: "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool."

Fernandinande said...

John Kerry walks into a bar and the bartender says "Why the long face?" but before Kerry can answer the rest of the patrons toss him out the door where he lands on some packets of Heinz Tomato Ketchup, America's favorite ketchup for nearly 100 years unfortunately.

Matt Sablan said...

Why should Trump worry about Manafort? The cooperation agreements had nothing to do with the campaign.

Clyde said...

Bingo, Matthew, but Lurch hasn't figured that part out yet.

mockturtle said...

Kerry is acting in violation of the Logan Act and should be charged accordingly. But we know how that works: Only the right can be held to account.

stevew said...

Kerry has been a traitorous dog for the entirety of his public life. His time at State was the most incompetent and inept that we've seen in a very long time - worse even than HRC.

-sw

rhhardin said...

Manafort has a collusion agreement with Mueller.

sane_voter said...

What does Kerry think he can do for the Iranians to assist with the US diplomatic relationship? Seems like it can only end badly for him.

Rob said...

Let’s be charitable toward John Kerry. The Botox may have poisoned his brain.

Crimso said...

I sure wish that shithead would quit reporting for duty. The sooner I can forget he ever existed, the better.

rehajm said...

Prep school taunt from Kerry without any substance to back it up. What a ponce.

I'm Full of Soup said...

Kerry really acts as if he does not need to comply with our laws. I hope Sessions has the FBI raids Kerry's house at 4AM.

Carol said...

Ehh, the media and DC establishment are trying to drive Trump crazy, and it's working.

And for nothing. He did nothing wrong, but said bad things about immigrants, questions our obligations abroad, and doesn't buy free trade orthodoxy.

For God's sake get rid of him. Right?

rehajm said...

I hope Sessions has the FBI raids Kerry's house at 4AM

It's his wife's house.

Yancey Ward said...

In the last 24 hours, Andrew McCarthy has published 3 really good essays on the Mueller investigation, including another one that is a broad mea culpa.

On Manafort's Guilty Plea
On Unredacting the Carter Page FISA Warrants
On the Probity of Using FISA as a Pretext For a Criminal Investigation- the mea culpa

Achilles said...

Kerry is a traitor.

If the Democrats had any sense they would shut him up.

But they have openly sided with the world against trump and Americans.

Good luck with that.

Howard said...

It's not like Kerry sold them weapons after allowing the Iranians to slaughter a Company of Marines in a PC kill box.

traditionalguy said...

Kerry is at open war with the Trump Regime that the Kerry Globalists have declared to be illegal and temporary. In other words this is the showdown at the OK Corral. The winner will be the side that controls the Military forces. Trump's reply should be ,"How many Marine Generals does Kerry have under his command." The strange events happening to various space assets is not a game.

Narayanan said...

I don't see Trump showing worry anyWhere in his tweet.

MPH said...

What’s great is that Trump is making the same mistakes as Obama/Kerry, except in North’s Korea.

FIDO said...

Trump has the better and more legal argument. No one appointed Kerry

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Narayanan said...

Obama was planning on "earning" his projected upto billion $$ during rest of his life.

Will this still be possible?

chuck said...

> No one appointed Kerry

Nonsense, God appointed Kerry, just ask Kerry.

Fritz said...

Let's find out if the Logan Act is unconstitutional using John Kerry as the test case. Sic 20 US arrorneys on him, and try the case in Utah.

Biff said...

I cringe every time I see an update in the alumni newsletter about how Yale lets Kerry influence a younger generation of diplomatic hacks. http://jackson.yale.edu/kerry-initiative/

Tweets like that one simply underscore how Kerry is nowhere near as intelligent as he thinks he is.

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Michael K said...

Blogger MPH said...
What’s great is that Trump is making the same mistakes as Obama/Kerry, except in North’s Korea.


I would appreciate if you would inform us lesser mortals. When did the $150 billion in cash get shipped ?

I'm Full of Soup said...

Rejahm:

Correct and I should have said "Kerry family houses".

chuck said...

Look at the bright side here, the Iranian regime is getting advised by Kerry.

Michael K said...

Yancy, Mueller has accomplished his purpose. He has bankrupted another Trump administration former member.

This is lawfare raised to DC perfection.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

This is lawfare raised to DC perfection.

Better than warfare but if you prefer to go into conflict armed with Putin's army then have at it!

traditionalguy said...

Stealing cash is not the goal of Trump's Foreign Policy. So Kerry sees Trump as a dummy. Kerry, Hillary and Obama were masters at hiding stolen cash with environmental smoke screens like Solyndra and settlement slush funds from suits against energy producers. Poof, the money goes missing. Dumb Trump spends his own money.

walter said...

Kerry's snappy retort: "Oh yeah? Buy my book and you'll see...yeah..you'll see"

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

The great thing about Trump is he betrays the fact that the depth of Republican thinking extends to an eighth-grade reading level with caps-locks and summary explanations like "BAD!" They really chose a pre-schooler as party leader.

FUNNY!

chuck said...

In addition to Kerry, we should encourage the Iranians to bring in Harvard to help with their economy.

Achilles said...

It must really torture Ritmo that he is on the wealthy globalists side now.

David Begley said...

Safer how? Giving the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism billions in order to wreck havoc and kill Americans? Frontloading all of the benefits to Iran and backloading performance? Relying on the word of lying mullahs?

Fuck you John Kerry, traitor to America.

wholelottasplainin said...

President Pee-Pee Tape said...
This is lawfare raised to DC perfection.

Better than warfare but if you prefer to go into conflict armed with Putin's army then have at it!
**********
No, if it hits the fan we will go into conflict armed with *our* army, which overwhelmingly supports Trump. What explains your delusion to the contrary?

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

It must really torture Achilles that he is on poverty's side now.

Doug said...

Kerry, McCain, Shrillary! I'm waking to the idea that losing presidential candidate should be beaten with a big stick, too.

Achilles said...

Kavanaugh will be voted on to the court.

Then the FISA warrants will be declassified.

It will be fun watching Obama say “No Comment.”

IgnatzEsq said...

The irony of accusing the other people of thinking at an eighth-grade level while having the word pee-pee in your screen name is lost, apparently.

Michael K said...

I see failed molecular biology student, Ritmo , has reappeared. No smarter, though.

Just more nonsense.

Francisco D said...

"Tweets like that one simply underscore how Kerry is nowhere near as intelligent as he thinks he is."

Back when the Left was saying that Bush was dumb, a researcher looked at the cognitive test scores of Bush, Kerry and Gore, as performed by the US military. (It was probably the GATBE or some earlier version).

IQ testing is the most valid and reliable of all psychological endeavors, by a factor of 10. The US military has been instrumental in this regard. Their huge database has been used by psychologists for decades of IQ-related research.

Back to the point, the military data indicated that there were no statistically significant differences between Bush, Kerry and Gore's measured IQ, although Bush scored slightly higher than the two "geniuses."

Leftists like to assert that they are smarter and more virtuous than everyone else. That is hilarious!

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

What explains your delusion to the contrary?

The fact that Trump needs Putin and is in hock to him.

When you say "*our* army" do you mean the one that commits suicide at record rates and can't find enough purpose to avoid PTSD once they figure out that killing isn't the only skill one needs in life?

Hopefully Trump will continue to keep the opioid overdose death rate high. These are the things that help kill off his suicidal white pride base of supporters. It's really nice how their inherent violence can just as easily be directed back at themselves and help and country.

Achilles said...

President Pee-Pee Tape said...
It must really torture Achilles that he is on poverty's side now.

We know that you can’t deal with reality.

Employment participation growing and real wage growth for the first time in decades the last 2 years.

You douchebags will never admit Venezuela is your goal.

But November is going to show everyone Americans are with Trump and against the globalist left.

I'm Full of Soup said...

Ritmo only cares what uniform the politicians are wearing...if it has a "D" on the jersey, he finds a way to support it.

Francisco D said...

Addendum:

Bush, Kerry and Gore all scored in the high average range. That is typically smart enough to earn a bachelor's degree only, which may explain why Gore twice dropped out grad school.

High Average IQ is enough to be successful in life, but in a limited way. I tested senior executives for 17 years and 95% scored in the Low Superior range or better. Only a very few scored as low as High Average.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

...failed molecular biology...

LOL. So says a moronic shit-for-brains who can't tell the difference between sequencing a genome and discovering it!

Do you know why Craig Venter did not get a Nobel Prize for discovering the human genome ?

What's the matter? Caribbean medical school entrance/graduation requirements didn't review Watson and Crick?

You know, the "acid" on that stamp they had you lick wasn't a nucleic acid.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Employment participation growing and real wage growth for the first time in decades the last 2 years.

That sounds like a typical slave-owner's argument. How's the poverty rate?

Who received the bulk of the benefits temporary and permanent of that tax cut?

How much of it did you get, and how much will you now owe China with the new and improved trillion dollar deficit it caused?

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

But November is going to show everyone Americans are with Trump and against the globalist left.

So as an "anti-globalist" how much further is Trump taking your so-called country into debt with China?

Sounds like a pretty amazing nationalist philosophy. Everyone knows that nation-building is all about indebting your country to foreign nations, right?

Do you think he can take it past a trillion $ per year? Why not $2 trillion?

Do I hear a $3?

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Ritmo only cares what uniform the politicians are wearing...if it has a "D" on the jersey, he finds a way to support it.

Right. Which is why you supported the registered Democrat Trump when in 2016 he ran as a phony progressive.

Aren't you able to support conservatives any more or is it just a given that they have to pretend to be progressives to win and that you'll just be a lemming and support them anyway? Or is it about fooling the American people, so long as you get your corporatist phony populist?

Psota said...

Brennan and Comey were tweeting out the kind of faux-brave "warnings" that Kerry is now indulging in...but those guys have been quiet mice now that the outlines of their own criminality have become clear.

Kerry knows he has done something terribly wrong

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

JOhn Kerry is gross. He's an elitist entitled to power asshole of the highest order.

Glad he lost to GWB.

Achilles said...

Poor Ritmo.

He has to watch republican voters and Trump stand up to the corrupt politicians and their wealthy owners.

Like he pretends that he wants to.

You are just another dumb tool of the wealthy now Ritmo.

Have fun with that.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Achilles has always been a delusional gibberish-talker who takes too many steroids. His inability to admit that Trump's signature "tax cut" accrued benefits disproportionately and permanently to the same upper-upper-upper class that Achilles doesn't know if he hates or loves just shows how confused he is.

Achilles has never had a discussion on politics with anyone who so much as graduated high-school.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

You douchebags will never admit Venezuela is your goal.

Economically speaking, we're thinking something much more along the lines of Scandinavia or Germany.

But since you Trump voters have never heard of things like "atlases" or "maps" or "other countries" or "enough vacation time to travel and enough money to do it with" you obviously can't be expected to know the difference.

Nonapod said...

While I don't doubt that his IQ is above average, Kerry has always been a narcissistic fool. To be clear, narcissistic fools can exist at any IQ level. This is because a narcissistic fool is someone who deludes themselves. A narcissistic fool convinces themselves of their own superiority and will ignore any evidence that suggests otherwise. They lack true real self awareness. They also don't particularly have a sense of humor.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

There's a 12:58 PM comment above that only doesn't apply to King Orange Trump in the sense that neither he nor his defenders have enough self-awareness to figure out the fact that it does.

chickelit said...

“Economically speaking, we're thinking something much more along the lines of Scandinavia or Germany.”

Even Sweden is tacking right these days, largely due to the refugee crisis. What’s-her-name in Germany is losing ground too because of her idiotic refugee policy.

FullMoon said...

Whoa! You are not talking about Kerry, are you? Pretty dang good description of 'we-know-who'! Fuckin' great !


While I don't doubt that his IQ is above average, Kerry has always been a narcissistic fool. To be clear, narcissistic fools can exist at any IQ level. This is because a narcissistic fool is someone who deludes themselves. A narcissistic fool convinces themselves of their own superiority and will ignore any evidence that suggests otherwise. They lack true real self awareness. They also don't particularly have a sense of humor.

Darrell said...

Kerry needs to be hung by the neck until dead.
That'll teach him.

chickelit said...

“What’s-her-name in Germany is losing ground too because of her idiotic refugee policy.”

Merkin’s family was one of the few which fled West Germany and embraced East Germany — presumably due to politics.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

I was talking about domestic economic policy, not refugees. But whenever you get distracted and change the subject I accept that as what comes closest in Trump-land to a concession.

Where's all that infrastructure building that Trump promised? Why is America's public industry - airports, roads, bridges, etc. - still looking like something out of a shithole country?

Answer: Because Trump is an inveterate liar and just said that he'd put Americans to work rebuilding America because it made good sloganeering copy. A marketing gimmick.

In reality, he wants enrich the owners, and has done that handsomely. The public works of this nation - not at all.

Elon Musk is building more of America than Trump ever did or ever will. Hell, most mayors are doing more for America's industries than Trump is or can or knows how to.

chickelit said...

“Kerry needs to be hung by the neck until dead.”

Too bad there isn’t video of him hitting that curb on his bicycle. A little humility would do him a world of good.

Arashi said...

Have you ever noticed than when 3PT is posting, Crack is nowhere to be found?

Hey - Maybe Kerry can throw another grenade into a stash of rice, get hit in the face by the exploding rice, and get another Purple Heart like he did in Vietnam? He is such a hero.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

A little humility would do him a world of good.

And you know this as someone who has ten times as much humility as Kerry - in perfect proportion to the hundreds times less than him that you've accomplished or even know anything about.

Bravo.

buwaya said...

Kerry was a well known swine in 1986, when he was an observer of the Philippine elections.

Senators Lugar and Kerry were dispatched to Manila as official observers. Kerry declined to observe. The well known accounts are in P.J.O'Rourke's "Manila Folder" and "Goons, Guns and Gold", wherein O'Rourke describes Kerry as doing naught but to "walk around like a male model in a concerned and thoughtful pose". I can confirm this view from personal testimony from the Filipino side. Lugar on the other hand, though sent to be a rubber stamp, did speak to the locals, actually did observe, and was instrumental in accordingly changing US policy.

Why anyone puts any trust in Kerry is very curious. His lack of character and incapacity are well known.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Have you ever noticed than when 3PT is posting, Crack is nowhere to be found?

Not really. But then, we have lives and non-conspiratorial mindsets to entertain.

Michael said...

I remember Kerry from New Haven and have vaguely kept track of him since. He was a poseur and a phony then and does not seem to have gotten over it.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Record tax receipts pouring in. That means nothing to the collective left. Punitive taxes for the left's enemies all while Jared Polis pays nothing - that is the sweet spot.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

I remember Kerry from New Haven and have vaguely kept track of him since. He was a poseur and a phony then and does not seem to have gotten over it.

Well, at least he knows what to pose and be phony about. Things he's good at.

Trump OTOH is posing and being a phony about being both a billionaire and a progressive populist. That takes some heavy-duty posing.

He's also posing at being a president, but much less successfully.

Arashi said...

3PT - so you admit that you post here to entertain the rest of us? That is so noble. Thank you so very much. You get a cookie.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Record tax receipts pouring in. That means nothing to the collective left.

Is it supposed to when you're getting record debt and deficits?

Oh that's right. I'm talking to a fiscally irresponsible voter - i.e. a Republican.

How horrible the abuse you suffered at the hands of your math teachers must have been!

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Kerry is a swine in his personal life, too. But - hey look High school lie from the 80_ year old fem-senator who has pocketed millions from her connections and has a Chinese spy on her payroll.

Mid-Life Lawyer said...

I'd be willing to bet a large sum of money that Trump gets the last word on this exchange and he comes out on top, as well.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

The record debts all started under Obama.

mccullough said...

Trump did a good job appointing Pompeo.

Obama put two losers in the job. When Romney was groveling for Secretary of State after Trump won, everyone but Mitt knew Trump wasn’t going to to do it. Obama puts presidential losers into State.

Kerry is a loser. Only a fool would read his book. It’s written in French so his main admirer ex can understand it. The French are losers, too.

Iran is now a loser. Only losers meet with Kerry.

Arashi said...

Well let's be honest. Congress hasn't figured out that if you spend more than you take in, it results in deficits. It doesn't matter how much revenue comes in if you keep spending twice as much. I mean, they still have blank checks in the check book, they can't possibly be broke.

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Ambrose said...

Kerry probably had the meetings just to help sales of the book.

Nonapod said...

My comments may apply to also Trump in some ways, but in my opinion differences between Trump and Kerry are

1) Trump seems a bit more self aware of his shortcomings.

2) Trump has a more natural affinity for the vulgar (in the classical sense of the term) and isn't an exclusionist by nature, while Kerry is more of a stereotypical aristocrat and is most definitely an exclusionist.

3) Trump is more effective, no doubt because of points 1 & 2.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

The record debts all started under Obama.

That's what a record recession, like the one started a few months before Obama's inauguration under Bush, will do. Bush BTW gave record debts as well.

So I guess it's not only math teachers you felt abused by but economics professors. What a challenge that must have been.

BTW, not that you have the brain cells for understanding this, but deficits/debt is supposed to increase in bad economic times, and paid down when times are good. But since you are a card-carrying member of The Party of Fiscal Irresponsibility, you are too ashamed and embarrassed to admit this fact.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

1) Trump seems a bit more self aware of his shortcomings.

Lol, really! That's funny.

He's more aware of his need to hide how small, insignificant and ineffective a person he is under all circumstances. He builds an entire persona around it.

But that doesn't mean he does anything to avoid the consequences of his many inadequacies. As the NYT editorial from his staff point out, the people he hires have to go to great lengths to protect America and himself from HIM. Basically their full-time job involves hiding things from him due to his ego's inability to handle the truth about, well, basically anything.

I'd say that's a hell of a lot more dangerous. But hey - if it requires him to exercise 24/7 vigilance and paranoia and image-obsession about just how woefully inadequate for basic adult life he is, I'll grant you that. Narcissists are paranoid by default. They have to be. Nothing they "achieve" is ever earned, and they know that.

BUMBLE BEE said...

The brilliance of PresidentPee-Pee Tape, (although that dossier been proven bullshit), one can easily scroll past at the longest name on the blog without missing anything of import. as Gunny used to say, "Ya hate yerself, bitch".

narciso said...

He's been a traitor on three continents or regions, he was funded by elements of bcci network notably ghaith pharaons frontman, at centrist, while he investigated others

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

It's good that we have someone as expert on their own insignificance as "BUMBLE BEE" opining on the topic they know and understand so well.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

If I ever need expertise on the topic of one's own insignificance, I now know whom to go to.

Michael K said...

Failed molecular biology student Ritmo think he knows about the human genome story.

Did the left wing professor tell you that before you flunked out?

madAsHell said...

buy my new book, Every Day Is Extra

Every Day is Extra? What can that possibly mean?? Does Kerry find such a statement insightful?

"The Audacity of Hope", "A Higher Loyalty".....what is it with these people??

Anonymous said...

@Fransico D I suspect that one would find very few politicians who were truly intelligent re the IQ test. If they were truly intelligent they would have a much harder time convincing themselves that every time their lips moved they WEREN'T lying!

Francisco D said...

This is not an original thought, but I wonder if our hostess has provided us with Ritmo and Crack in order to challenge our thinking.

It can't be for entertainment value. We have Inga for that.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Tell us what Venter did to "discover" the human genome, Michael K.?

Failed medical student, did he find it under a rock, like you did with your diploma?

LOL!

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

This is not an original thought, but I wonder if our hostess has provided us with Ritmo and Crack in order to challenge our thinking.

Good idea. But it presumes an ability to think on "your" part... or whomever this collective "we" is of whom you speak.

Jim at said...

Apparently, the left only cares about the Logan Act when they can use it to bludgeon incoming Administrations with imaginary crimes.

buwaya said...

If anyone needs a model of how to effect change in US foreign policy, Richard Lugar in 1986 provides the model.

He honestly observed, was honestly convinced (he had no personal interest in what he was observing), contacted the President (Reagan, who trusted him), and persuaded him that the situation was not as had been previously understood, and persuaded him to reverse long standing US and especially Republican Party policy.

He did not interfere behind the back of his President.

It must be remembered that the Philippine crisis was a Democratic issue then, it was a definite partisan split. Our allies, who we lobbied in US Congressional delegations, were Democrats - including Chuck Schumer, note. The one who was most engaged was Stephen Solarz of Brooklyn, who I met several times and who impressed me.

Nonapod said...

Maybe "self aware" isn't exactly the correct term. To be more clear, I believe Trump is far more aware of his image, of how his base sees him, how the media sees him, how his enemies see him than say Kerry was or is (or possibly any politician in my lifetime). I don't believe he's actually as delusional as certain people imagine him to be. He Knows damn well how people see him. And he knows how to work within that image to some extent.

Sure, he's often clumsy and inelegant, but he's still surprisingly effective at what he sets his mind to. It often seems like he's effective despite heaven and earth being arrayed against him.

Anonymous said...

I still find it very difficult to believe that any rational human being could look at the Iran deal and call it good. ( I don't consider most Europeans rational these days.) We made a deal where we would fund Iran's terrorist activity, while they continued to work on their nuclear delivery systems to get them to a functional state equivalent to their current bomb development. Then even if they really did not do any bomb work for ten years ( the blink of an eye) we agreed that it would then be okay to go ahead and complete development of the bomb that they could now mount on their proven missiles. Fucking brilliant is what I call a deal like that.

Jim at said...

Ritmo shitting all over the thread and Crack is nowhere to be found.

Coincidence? Yeah, no.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

You must be pretty good at mistaking identities, Jim. After all, your Republican "base" mistook Trump for a progressive!

rehajm said...

Correct and I should have said "Kerry family houses"

Howie Carr used to say the family's Nantucket mansion was owned by John Kerry's second wife's first husband's trust fund.

Francisco D said...

"Good idea. But it presumes an ability to think on "your" part... or whomever this collective "we" is of whom you speak."

Meade,

Is that you playing with us?

Aren't you supposed to be gardening or something.

Wait! That reminds me that I need to get to work on the house.

Bye!

narciso said...

I was surprised honasan made it into the Senate, didn't that encourage the likes of future senator triana?

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

the best part of Kerry's lame tweet is the Mueller lie.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

I don't believe he's actually as delusional as certain people imagine him to be. He Knows damn well how people see him.

Nonsense. He only knows whether they are shills who kiss his butt, or not. (In which case he believes they hate and want to destroy him).

This is not keen, it's a defect.

Normal people with functioning egos and limbic systems understand that most people's default reaction or appreciation of any given person is indifference. Whether there is more like than not, respect, contempt, hate, threat, appreciation - depends on an infinite number of factors, and summarizes a personal assessment way more complex than adulation versus intended destruction.

Trump's mind is too immature and primitive and underdeveloped to grasp this, and he therefore wallows in his office and the nation's business on oversimplified binary personal assessments that any 97 out of 100 more competent people know to be too unsophisticated to work with in their daily lives, let alone the highest office in the land.

buwaya said...

From what we saw back then, every single Democratic congressman at the time, including John Murtha (yes, that Murtha), including Chuck Schumer, whatever their faults, would have made a far superior Secretary of State than John Kerry.

Solarz would have been exceptional.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Failed medical student Michael K actually believes that some guy in the 1990s "discovered" that the nucleic acid strands in an organism's cells comprised the totality of their genetic inheritance!

That's hilarious! What a fucking moron!

Time for him to read a book.

buwaya said...

The Philippine Senate is elected at large, so if your faction, small minority notwithstanding, can drum up enough votes to get over the line, you're in. This gives it an interesting character, including lots of characters.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

How did Michael K get to be so stupid?

Big Mike said...

Back to the point, the military data indicated that there were no statistically significant differences between Bush, Kerry and Gore's measured IQ, although Bush scored slightly higher than the two "geniuses."

It is a matter of record that Kerry and Dubya were at Yale at the same time, and that they had essentially the same GPA. Except Bush wasn’t trying to get good grades.

Mark said...

Hey Kerry, if you want to learn something about foreign policy, read this indictment for violating the Logan Act.

narciso said...

Remind me again, what was the nature of the Philippine crisis, was it just the election or did the npa pose a serious threat?

Seeing Red said...

Economically speaking, we're thinking something much more along the lines of Scandinavia or Germany.

That’s white privilege and verboten.


It’s going to be more along the lines of Nicaragua and Venezuela. And Cuba and the USSR and China.

You’re not as smart as you think you are.


You’re killing the golden goose and too stupid to see it. The perfect algorithm to make it all work doesn’t exist.

Mark said...

Ritmo shitting all over the thread

Then you have a whole gang playing in that shit.

Birkel said...

I prefer the phrase "eating the seed corn" to describe socialist policies.
Producing less with each successive year and guaranteeing next year will be even worse.

With socialism, each successive year is average.

Paul said...

Hey Kerry, why don't ya just go some where and throw those fake medals over a fence like ya did in Vietnam when you betrayed your country?

Robert Cook said...

"I still find it very difficult to believe that any rational human being could look at the Iran deal and call it good. ( I don't consider most Europeans rational these days.) We made a deal where we would fund Iran's terrorist activity, while they continued to work on their nuclear delivery systems to get them to a functional state equivalent to their current bomb development. Then even if they really did not do any bomb work for ten years ( the blink of an eye) we agreed that it would then be okay to go ahead and complete development of the bomb that they could now mount on their proven missiles. Fucking brilliant is what I call a deal like that."

I think you're misremembering a direct-to-cable Steven Seagal movie.

Michael K said...

"Time for him to read a book."

Ritmo could read this book, or this book, but he won;t.

All he does is post snark on blogs and sit in his mother's basement.

He could even read my review of Venter's biography.

But he won't. Creepy kid Ritmo, I taught medical students for 15 years. You would not make it.

Shouting Thomas said...

It's break time at McD's?

So, Ritmo is taking 15 off from consulting with doctors on their French fry orders?

narciso said...

The Iran deal was negotiated by Wendy Sherman who brought us the Korean framework, how did that turn out?

Anonymous said...

@Robert Cook How would you describe the Iran deal?

Clyde said...

Ol' Wooden Face sounds more intelligent when he sticks to saying "I am Groot!"

Actually, that's unfair. I actually LIKE Groot. Not so Mr. Kerry.

buwaya said...

Marcos used the then-tiny NPA as a pretext, in 1973, for his coup d’etat.
By 1986 the NPA was a much greater threat - I was their “guest” for a while in 1983, and again in 1985.
But they were nowhere near to overthrowing the state in 1986.

The crisis was that the dictatorship had hit the economic rocks. Too much money borrowed and stolen.
People started to disobey. There was no money left to buy loyalty. Marcos tried to re-legitimize himself with the foreign creditors through a fake election, but it didn’t work.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

it wasnt I that described him as "2 neck-bolts short of a Frankenstein"

but I wish it were.

AlbertAnonymous said...

If Kerry wants to run the foreign policy of this country he should win a presidential election. Until then, he can go F himself.

rcocean said...

Teddy Kennedy was traitorously undercutting Reagan in his negotiation with the Kremlin Commie thugs. No one seems to care.

John Kerry is now undercutting Trump and is his reply is dripping with contempt. Maybe, Trump should indict him - assuming he can wake sleepy Jeff Sessions up.

rcocean said...

Do realize John Kerry was a war hero?

He must have pissed off that McCain played the "war hero card" every single fucking day for 35 years, yet no one cares about all his purple hearts.

rcocean said...

People are always complaining about Trump tweeting or expressing his contempt for some DC Establishment Poo-bah or the press.

Why don't they complain that all the Establishment and the MSM refuse to give Trump the respect due to him as POTUS?

Seriously, the way Trump is being treated by the Establishment is unheard of. Its never happened before.

Hagar said...

John Kerry is a rather stupid man who thinks he is smart, which is dangerous with access to that much money.

I think the reason he is not releasing his DD214 is that it shows his dates of service and they show he was still in the navy when he gave that infamous testimony to Congress, i.e., it was all a sham; he was working for naval intelligence and spying on "the radicals" - a typical over the top and not too well thought out heroic performance by John Kerry.

This is of a piece with his doings in Viet Nam and his still having his medals, etc., proudly displayed on his office wall when he later served as a federal prosecutor in Boston, but not so convenient to have around when he then entered elective politics as a liberal Democrat. So, poof, they were gone.

Howard said...

John Fucking Kerry made me vote for more Bush

MayBee said...

Kerry in Iran = Jimmy Carter in North Korea

MayBee said...

I'm trying to imagine who in this whole wide world would be interested in reading John Kerry's new book.

Michael K said...

This is of a piece with his doings in Viet Nam and his still having his medals, etc., proudly displayed on his office wall

I think a better reason not to show his DD214 is that he got a "less than honorable" discharge and his medals were revoked.

They were reissued by Carter.

cronus titan said...

Kerry, like most Democrats today, think the people exist to provide for them, and liberty is ok as long as it reaches the result that inures to their political and financial benefit.

THe Iran deal was not only an awful deal, it was crooked. They really do not want the people to find out how they were really wheelin' and dealin'.

MayBee said...

Something big happened with the Iran deal that has John Brennan squealing like a stuck pig.

robother said...

The Commander in Chief needs to order the Armed Forces to clap this traitor in irons, and sweat him to reveal his co-conspirators. Perhaps a Seal Team could nab him on one of his trips to Tehran, and take him to a black ops place in Pakistan where the Kurds can introduce him to some interrogation skills Harvard Law may have omitted. We'll soon find out who the bigger hero is: Kerry or McCain.

BUMBLE BEE said...

For that matter, who says the billion plus was all for the mullahs?

tim in vermont said...

" prefer the phrase "eating the seed corn" to describe socialist policies"

I say "enough of these golden eggs, tonight we're having goose!"

BUMBLE BEE said...

Hey Doc, as I recall there was something between Ted Kennedy and the Secretary of the Navy to get his discharge "in order".

Sam L. said...

John Kerry. What a waste.

John Clifford said...

So now Kerry's admitted to meeting with Iran's foreign minister. Time to test the constitutionality of the Logan Act.

BUMBLE BEE said...

rcocean, as I recall Swift Boat Vets pointed out he never even ovenighted in the infirmary. One treating doc used butterfly bandages to close his arm. I think that was his third (and out) purple heart.

Hagar said...

His bio says he ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1972 and enlisted in the Naval Reserve. I don't think he could do that with a prior less than honorable discharge.

It was his fellow "Swiftboat" skippers who arranged for that third purple heart and sent home. They felt his reckless stunts as a skipper put them all in danger for no good reasons.

wholelottasplainin said...

President Pee-Pee Tape said...
...failed molecular biology...

LOL. So says a moronic shit-for-brains who can't tell the difference between sequencing a genome and discovering it!

Do you know why Craig Venter did not get a Nobel Prize for discovering the human genome ?

What's the matter? Caribbean medical school entrance/graduation requirements didn't review Watson and Crick?

*******************
OK, he should have said "elucidated the sequence" or "mapped"...not discover. But Crick and Watson didn't "discover" the human genome either, And NO ONE has ever fully sequenced the human genome, or for that matter, any other mammal..

So...you didn't get it right either.

ffft poser

Vance said...

Interesting to note that Ritmo again is hoping that the US military--the common soldiers, none the less-- all die. And he used a racist attack to do so.

I've maintained for a long time that the best way to get Democrats sent to outer darkness is to let people like Ritmo speak. Who could possibly demonstrate the disasters of the left more than people like him?

Heck, I'd rather be in a country run by Iranians than one run by Ritmo and company. The Iranians would only kill and enslave a good portion of the populace. Ritmo and co have dreams of reopening Auschwitz.

wholelottasplainin said...

resident Pee-Pee Tape said...
You douchebags will never admit Venezuela is your goal.

Economically speaking, we're thinking something much more along the lines of Scandinavia or Germany.

But since you Trump voters have never heard of things like "atlases" or "maps" or "other countries" or "enough vacation time to travel and enough money to do it with" you obviously can't be expected to know the difference.
******************************************************

Whereas YOU obviously haven't heard of "GDP per capita". Because if you did you would know that neither of those much smaller countries has a GDP per capita as high as ours.

Germany in particular had a GDP per capita of roughly $44K in 2017, while ours was $56K.

So...you would rather we in the US would ALL be poorer.....typical mindless leftist trash.

Michael K said...


Blogger BUMBLE BEE said...
Hey Doc, as I recall there was something between Ted Kennedy and the Secretary of the Navy to get his discharge "in order".


Yes, that is what I think happened. As for him in 1972, he may have still been in the Navy Reserve. The discharge probably came later.

rcocean said...

I'm not going to defend Kerry, but he WAS in combat for several months. He may have been incompetent, he may have exaggerated a few scratches into purple hearts, but he was there for at least a little while.

What did McCain do? He got shot down. And imprisoned.

Big Mike said...

@BUMBLE BEE, I understood that Kerry's third owie was from a grenade fragment in his butt when he failed to duck completely after destroying a village's winter food supplies with grenades.

mockturtle said...

Have you ever noticed than when 3PT is posting, Crack is nowhere to be found?

I have also observed that.

Lucien said...

What would happen if Kerry’s name was put on on the no-fly list. Cuz that could put a big hitch in his book tour.

Asking for a friend.

Hagar said...

No. It says he enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1972.
And if his less than honorable discharge had been fixed, they would also have issued a "corrected" DD214.

Hagar said...

He dropped a grenade down the vent pipe on a Cong food cache and then sat on the vent pipe.
Like I said above, Kerry just is not all that bright.

Matt said...

I keep hearing about this epidemic of suicide aming straight white guys. How come that epidemic never manifests itself among our political elite?

Hagar said...

And I don't think it was grenade fragment, but pieces of food that hit his butt.

Hagar said...

Blogger mockturtle said...
Have you ever noticed than when 3PT is posting, Crack is nowhere to be found?


Maybe Crack is just a bit smarter than we are?

mockturtle said...

Good point, Hagar. ;-)

Lewis Wetzel said...

Jay Elink wrote:
Germany in particular had a GDP per capita of roughly $44K in 2017, while ours was $56K.
Yes, most European countries have a cost of living like Manhattan and a per capita GDP like Arkansas.
Moreover their GDP growth rates are abysmal.
If the EU growth rate averages 2% and US growth rate averages 3%, in a century American GDP per head will be about 4 times the GDP per head of the EU.
Economic growth. There is no substitute.

Bob Loblaw said...

John Kerry: giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the US since Vietnam.

The Logan Act should be struck from the books. After ignoring blatant violations on an ongoing basis, how could the government charge anybody with it now? That, and it's probably unconstitutional.

bbkingfish said...

Another rough week for President Bone Spurs.

Narayanan said...

Diplomatic passports should be withdrawn also, along with security clearance.

Birkel said...
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Birkel said...

Rough week?
How many judges were confirmed?
And how many Justices will be confirmed this month?
What did the Atlanta Fed do with their GDP projection?
How go the employment numbers?
Unemployment?
Are there still more job openings than unemployed people?

That rough week stuff might work elsewhere.

Ray - SoCal said...

Buwaya - a friends parents left after being asked for a donation for their service station, and became a maintenance person in the us and the wife an in home caregiver. I’m surprised they gave up so much to come to the us.

Ray - SoCal said...

Trump is so lucky in his domestic enemies.

Bay Area Guy said...

Trump 24, Kerry 13

gadfly said...

Then there is the test of sanity for Kerry and Trump as reflected in these excerpts from their most famous speeches:

John Kerry's testimony before the House Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971:

"Several months ago in Detroit we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia. These were not isolated incidents, but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis, with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.

"It is impossible to describe to you exactly what did happen in Detroit - - the emotions in the room, and the feelings of the men who were reliving their experiences in Vietnam. They relived the absolute horror of what this country, in a sense, made them do.

"They told stories that they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam."
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Donald Trump's campaign speech on July 19, 2016, when he free-associated about the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran:

Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you're a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what's going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.

The Crack Emcee said...

Yawn.

That's what John Kerry does to me.

Bruce Hayden said...

"Yawn"

See we can have Ritmo and Crack on the same thread.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Another black eye for media... the much maligned Swift Boaters were right! So many of our young see the media as heroes. BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. I'm so old, my Prog High School teachers taught us Machiavelli's "Prince" was a warning. Now an instruction manual.

Saint Croix said...

I hope he's the Democratic nominee just so I can hear Trump, in the middle of a debate, call him Lurch.

Saint Croix said...

While Kerry calls him, Mr. President.

stlcdr said...

Ignoring all the trolling in the comments...

...seriously, isn't this illegal? [Kerry] overtly declaring oneself a representative of the US - even if you are just 'having a chat' - would be a cause for questioning. Kerry has been part of the government, so may have given a hostile regime damaging information about the US. This isn't politics.

Comanche Voter said...

Hagar--re the possibility that Kerry was working for Naval intelligence when he testified before Congress----I'l simply say that the words "Kerry" and "intelligence" don't belong on the same page.

The man is a narcissistic dolt.

Temujin said...

I wonder what Michael Flynn thinks as he reads about John Kerry's exploits. I wonder if there is ANY member of the MSM who even considers what happened to Michael Flynn in light of John Kerry playing Secretary of State...when he's not.

Kerry and his ilk are the worst of the Elite. They are indeed, the enemy of the people. At some point, the country will split apart, and people like John Kerry will have been the cause. This is exactly how we got Trump, and exactly how you'll get more.

Anthony said...

Being a stupid, arrogant, faux-intellectual is no way to go through life.

Well, I guess it is actually.

chickelit said...

My impression of John Kerry from 5 years ago: link

WARNING: the recording is in French!

Dixie_Sugarbaker said...

As a former SoS, does Keeey still have security clearance and does he receive any information? If so, shoukdn’t Meeting with the Iranians without government approval be enough to pull it?

hstad said...

Blogger Big Mike said..."Remember what Richard Feynman said: "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool." 9/15/18, 11:10 AM

Yes, a true "Renaissance Man" and genius, good a many disciplines: a scientist, musician, Nobel Laureate, and teacher. He played in a street band in Rio de Janeiro, deciphered Mayan hieroglyphics, a fundamental contributor to quantum electrodynamics, and one of two learned men of his time on Tanna Tuva.

Feynman reminds me of my tutor Peter Drucker, another genius, "Renaissance Man": teacher, writer of some 30 books in management, but also an authority on Japanese painting, society and politics.

Bill said...

Is there a bigger bore in all of public life than John Kerry?

hombre said...

No denial from Kerry, only distraction. Surprise.

bbkingfish said...

Inflation up.
Blue collar wages stagnant.
First qtr GDP revised downward.
Job growth in first 19 months of Trump lower than last 19 months of 2015-2016.
83% of tax cuts to top 1%. WPP wants more help for the rich.

Campaign manager pleads guilty and flips.
Assistant campaign manager pleads guilty and flips.
NSA director pleads guilty and flips.
Long-time personal lawyer pleads guilty and flips.
Trump org. CFO singing about Don Jr, Ivanka, Eric, to NY prosecutors.

POTUS job approval tanking.
WPP insiders conceding House, hope to hang on to Senate, expecting two years of investigations.
WPP Senator and Gov. candidates running away from POTUS in FL.
POTUS USSC nominee outed as liar, bully, and sex predator.

WPP leadership has bad case of the boo-hoos.





TheThinMan said...

Usually, reading the Althouse comments is entertaining as well as educational. But this Pee-Pee troll has hijacked the thread with ad hominem attacks, including saying another commenter is so dumb he must have been taught by black people (“...moronic shit-for-brains...What's the matter? Caribbean medical school entrance/graduation requirements didn't review Watson and Crick? “) while he ironically accuses Trump supporters of “white pride.” Ann, I’ve never asked for you to intervene before but this racist bully has got to go, don’t you think?

truth speaker said...

F*cking allah, what a POS Kerry is.

Kelly said...

I’m sorry, but does Kerry have any power in government? Can he sign a treaty or ratify a treaty or pretend like an agreement is binding US policy? He can meet with any tin pot dictator he wants, but it’s a waste of time.

Skippy Tisdale said...

Was für ein Arschloch.