January 1, 2019

"2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME."


ADDED: Did the all caps bother you? It bothered Chris Cillizza: "Typing in all caps is a very good and very presidential way to calm people down!"

98 comments:

rhhardin said...

TO HELL WITH YOU STOP OFFENSIVE LETTER FOLLOWS STOP

famous telegram to a President

Mike Sylwester said...

ALL THE SPELLING IS CORRECT, BUT THE PUNCTUATION AFTER THE WORD RIDE SHOULD BE A PERIOD, NOT A COMMA.

rhhardin said...

Modern morse not only has punctuation but now distinguishes left parenthesis from right parenthesis. Most operators know only period, comma, question mark and em-dash though. This prevents them from sending :-) but is otherwise harmless.

tcrosse said...

ALL THE SPELLING IS CORRECT, BUT THE PUNCTUATION AFTER THE WORD RIDE SHOULD BE A PERIOD, NOT A COMMA.

Make it a semi-colon, the lifted pinkie of punctuation.

Trumpit said...

If you're feeling strong emotions, usually of fear, panic, or anger, using all caps may just happen.

Darrell said...

He has to shout so that the Left can hear.

Unknown said...

The answer to all democrats from now on is **** off.

AllenS said...

It's been obvious for quite some time, that Trump pisses off all of the right people.

AllenS said...

I REGRET NOT USING ALL CAPS!

Sebastian said...

"Did the all caps bother you?"

Not at all. I found it transgressively fun.

Calming them down by riling them up: a very Trumpian piece of modernist poetry.

Ambrose said...

Who else thinks that it the tweet was not ALL CAPS Chris Cillizzi would have found something else to criticize?

MountainMan said...

I think it is hilarious.

rehajm said...

they fall for his trick evety time. why stop?

BamaBadgOR said...

Does Trump do anything that doesn't bother Chris Cillizza?

Bay Area Guy said...

Nobody on earth cares what Chris Cillizza says or thinks about any political topic.

elkh1 said...

From the President of the United States: all caps is an announcement.

He should issue "all caps" Executive Orders to drive Fake Media crazy.

Mr. D said...

I WANT TO PUT A CAP IN ALL CAPS!

Henry said...

ALL CAPS WORKED FOR THE ROMANS!

Murph said...

Tell me again who this CHRIS CILLIZA is? And why I should CARE?

Skeptical Voter said...

DECAPITATION---is what Chris Cilizza and the rest of the prog crowd want. Just see Kathy Griffin.

Molly said...

(eaglebeak)

Yeah, everything bothers Chris Cillizza.

Although I don't see him bothered by Ellen Barkin (see AA's earlier post) and I don't see him bothered by Jim Carrey's disgusting "drawings."

However, I am bothered by Chris Cillizza.

Chuck said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE TRUMP CULTISTS AND THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL TOADIES! 2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME DRANGEMENT SYNDROME. JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE, GREAT THINGS WILL BE HAPPENING FOR THE RULE OF LAW IN OUR COUNTRY!

DavidD said...

“GREAT THINGS WILL BE HAPPENING FOR THE RULE OF LAW IN OUR COUNTRY!”

“Lock her up.”

Bay Area Guy said...

CHUCK IS ATTEMPTING HUMOR!

Birches said...

People of a certain age write on social media like this. It always makes me laugh. Old people, amiright? Kind of like Grassley tweets.

Pookie Number 2 said...

CHUCK IS ATTEMPTING HUMOR!

Nah, he’s just upset that African-American employment is up.

alanc709 said...

The rule of law died in America decades ago. Most laws are written for the purpose of forcing people to break them, so the government can have an excuse to confiscate more wealth from us.

Yancey Ward said...

Chris Cillizza and Chuck both would feel a lot better if they extracted that corncob.

RK said...

He may be a madman, but he's our madman.

Chuck said...


Blogger Bay Area Guy said...
CHUCK IS ATTEMPTING HUMOR!


With word-for-word precision, my post was no more or less funny than the Trump tweet.

And so if you think it wasn’t particularly funny or clever (and certainly not Presidential), you’re probably right.

wild chicken said...

All caps makes regular capitalization seem so calm, so dignified.

Yancey Ward said...

Your post comes in second in all sorts of ways, Chuck.

ga6 said...

Chris be nancy boy..

Temujin said...

ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS- EXCEPT EUROPA.

ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.

AND PAY FOR THE DAMNED WALL ALREADY. I'M GREAT. YOU'RE FAKE. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

etienne said...

The TELETYPE™ (registered on 23 March, 1925) brought the power of remote communication to the user, albeit in upper-case only... and no Tab key.

Amazingly, people are still alive, who have used them. Alas, most are dying-off as their fingers can no longer even support buttoning their jacket.

tcrosse said...

Amazingly, people are still alive, who have used them. Alas, most are dying-off as their fingers can no longer even support buttoning their jacket.

Amazingly, we used them in US Navy shipboard communication in the 1970's, and possibly beyond for all I know. And I'm still able to zip up my fly when reminded.

Michael McNeil said...

THEROMANSDIDNTEVENPUTBLANKSBETWEENWORDSMUCHLESSPUNCTUATION

William said...

Trump is only partially playing his Presidency like an Apprentice episode. He's also using his experience with the WWF to promote his image. The all caps is definitely a WWF move. He'll get a lot of mileage in playing off Adam Schiff. That guy was sent by Central Casting to play the part of the pencil necked geek. Perfect foil for Trump. Even better in some respects than Nancy whose age and infirmities might attract some sympathy if Trump threatens to body slam her during the big match.......I'd like to see Trump make use of his Miss Universe experience as well. A swimsuit competition before appointing the next UN ambassador would be great for ratings.

Michael said...

Trump has the Cillizzas of the world clicker-trained. He tweets and they turn somersaults and jump through hoops like the little dogs in the circus, all to his advantage.

FullMoon said...

Are all caps naturally offensive, or are we conditioned to see them that way?

Anyway, ALL CAPS IN BOLD IS THE WAY TO GO !!!!!!

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etienne said...

tcrosse said... Amazingly, we used them in US Navy shipboard communication in the 1970's

We got KL-43's (Caps only also) in the early 80's. The first guys to fly with them were the Spanish linguists when we flew over Ecuador and Colombia.

traditionalguy said...

Another day in the Great American Republic and the poor Dems are still crying over Hillary Clinton not being the President to turn us over to the New One World Government, dead, or alive for slavery, for another Euro cash bounty.

But the American Military Intelligence guys still loyal to President Trump laugh and advertise the grand opening of their new Trump luxory resort located at Guantanamo Bay and called The Four Treasons.

stevew said...

THE HYPERSENSITIVITY OF FOLKS LIKE CHRIS CILLIZZA TO ALL THINGS TRUMP SAYS OR DOES CANNOT BE OVERSTATED. IN THIS CASE HE APPARENTLY THINKS WE FORGOT HE SUFFERS FROM TDS.

robother said...

First he gave us the red MAGA caps, now ALLCAPS tweets. Just when you think he's run out of ways to trigger Trump Derangement Syndrome...

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

I HOPE MUELLER-HILLARY ARE LOOKING INTO THE ALL CAPS CRIME. IMPEACH!

JAORE said...

This is newsworthy?

Slow news days are multiplying like rabbits. Must be the result of global warming.

roesch/voltaire said...

ALl CAPS ALL LIES, HANG ON FOR THE RIDE!

Mark Jones said...

Tcrosse--I too used a teletype in the 1970s. In my case, as a teenager working in my father's radio station. The teletype sat in a small room of its own, hammering away nonstop 24 hours a day, producing reams of paper filled with news, weather, sports and other features for us to read on air.

The constant muffled din of the keys hammering the paper, of the whole machine swaying when the end of a line was reached and the key assembly zipped back over to the left, is one of my strongest memories of that job. That and getting ink all over my fingers when I had to change the ribbon on the machine (ideally BEFORE the pages became unreadably faint). Or replacing the large box of fan-fold paper that fed the machine (again, ideally before it ran out and the keys just hammered away at the empty platen until someone noticed).

Lydia said...

Speaking of derangement -- a Trump tweet, just a few hours ago:
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
“General” McChrystal got fired like a dog by Obama. Last assignment a total bust. Known for big, dumb mouth. Hillary lover!.

mccullough said...

McChyrstal is a moron. His column about giving up his painting of Robert E Lee was the dumbest of dumb wokeness. Guys like McChrystal and Petraeus are gutter bums. Careerists.

Lydia said...

Funny that a guy whose fake bone spurs kept him out of Vietnam thinks it's just fine to do the scare quotes thing with "General".

tcrosse said...

What did you do in the war, Lydia?

chuck said...

> Amazingly, people are still alive, who have used them.

Amazingly, there are students pursuing advanced degrees who don't know how to write lower case or script.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Where is the commenter “Michael” who always says when people write in all caps they’re crazy.

Will Trump Derangement Syndrome Derangment Syndrome ever get a tag?

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE TRUMP CULTISTS AND THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL TOADIES! 2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME DRANGEMENT SYNDROME. JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE, GREAT THINGS WILL BE HAPPENING FOR THE RULE OF LAW IN OUR COUNTRY!”

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“What did you do in the war, Lydia?”

What did Trump do in the war? He heroically did not catch any venereal diseases, so he bragged.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

While catting around here in the US, I should say.

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WintersTale said...

Can't abide a president who continually divides our military.

gilbar said...

Mark Jones said...
In my case, as a teenager working in my father's radio station. The teletype sat in a small room of its own, hammering away nonstop 24 hours a day, producing reams of paper filled with news, weather, sports and other features for us to read on air.


when i DJ'd on ISU's student radio (KPGY: hogging the airwaves with 20 watts of power!) back in the early '80's, we still had a teletype just like that: It was SO COOL to get the AP wire that way. I sit in there (while a long classical record played), reading the wire; thinking how amazing it was to be SO wired in with what was happening in the whole world

I wanted to get a camera, a put the feed on the public access cable system (which, we couldn't do :( I STILL think that would make a great show (WAY better than a yule log)

gilbar said...

WintersTale said... Can't abide a president who continually divides our military.

quit complaining about Lincoln, you slave holding democrat! Those Traitors took OATHS!

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"use lower-case or I'll cap yo' ass!"
"Go ahead!"
"YO' ASS!!"

Sheridan said...

Tcrosse - I must have sent out thousands of USAF weather observations via teletype in the early 70's. Typing-out the tape and transmitting got a bit squirrely during tornadoes near base, however.

Mark Jones said...

Gilbar said:
when i DJ'd on ISU's student radio (KPGY: hogging the airwaves with 20 watts of power!) back in the early '80's, we still had a teletype just like that: It was SO COOL to get the AP wire that way. I sit in there (while a long classical record played), reading the wire; thinking how amazing it was to be SO wired in with what was happening in the whole world

I know what you mean. I never felt so plugged into what was happening in the world as I did then. I'd read a report that an event/disaster just happened, followed by regular updates. That Politician X said this; an hour later, a report that Politician Y responded with that, and on and on hour by hour. And this was back in the day when the newsfeed was just that--a NEWS feed. Who, what, when, where, how, with no (or damned little) editorializing. Just the facts.

With the internet now, I have access to a firehose of material compared to what they could channel through a telephone line one character at a time back then--but I was getting more real, solid facts (without an agenda) then than I can now.

Drago said...

Inga: "What did Trump do in the war?"

Question never asked of the President from Jan 1993 to Jan 2001 and then again from Jan of 2009 to Jan 2017.

See if you can guess why....

Gk1 said...

It is amusing how energized the chickenhawks of the left have become since Trump announced pulling out of Syria. You would think they would be happy instead of trying to find out how he got a deferment for bone spurs. Instead they all sound like Archie Bunker from the early 1970's. What next? America, love it or leave it!?

Drago said...

It seems like only a few years ago when Gen Mattis was s***-canned and told to hit the road because civilians run the government because duh! Uh, Constitution!!

But that was then and apparently some time between then and a week ago the dems/left/LLR's amended the Constitution by adding the Mattis Runs Military and Foreign Policy Clause.

This is similar to the dems/left/LLR Constitutional change requiring the entire Executive branch of Govt to operate independently of the elected Chief Executive.

Naturally, these brand spanking new changes went into effect around noon on Jan 20, 2017.






Drago said...

Gk1: "You would think they would be happy instead of trying to find out how he got a deferment for bone spurs."

In the dems/LLR defense, officially "not noticing" that Little Girl Grabber Biden received 5 deferrments exhausted the dems/LLR's and they are still recuperating.

Gk1 said...

Not to mention Colonel Major Marine Howard Dean who got a purple heart/deferment from a back injury skiing the slopes of Telluride.

Sam L. said...

Oh, poor CHRIS!!!!111111!!!!!!!

dwick said...

President Obama never tweeted Happy New Year wishes to me... but I guess that's because the lapdog mainstream media always assured him everybody loved him. ;-)
All I remember Obama tweeting on any holiday is some self-centered photo of him and maybe Michelle staring off into space or some other equally ridiculous pensive pose.

roesch/voltaire said...

To those who share trump’s critique of American foreign policy, and here I agree with him, The Hell of Good Intentions by Stephen Walt is must read to understand liberal hegemony’s global influence.

Henry said...

The internet killed small caps.

bagoh20 said...

Trump certainly knows that using all caps was not necessary, or even something that normally makes sense with such a message, so why did he? Well, because it worked, because he is the master troll on the media. They never get it.

Chuck said...

Drago said...
Inga: "What did Trump do in the war?"

Question never asked of the President from Jan 1993 to Jan 2001 and then again from Jan of 2009 to Jan 2017.

See if you can guess why....


First; a great many questions were raised about Bill Clinton’s draft record and avoidance of Vietnam era military service. And basically no media outlet was more actively in raising questions about Bill and Hillary Clinton than the Weekly Standard. Pick whatever Google terms you might like to use: Bill Clinton, draft, Vietnam, deferment, et cetera. Be sure to include the name of the Weekly Standard, and or Bill Kristol and or Steve Hayes as part of your search. You’ll come up with numerous examples of the Weekly Standard making a name for itself as being in the vanguard of conservative media taking on the Clintons.

Now about Obama; what war was he supposed to have served in? What ever was Obama’s relationship to a military draft? He was too young for draft registration, much less Vietnam service. So there’s a simple reason why no one ever asked Obama what he did during his the Vietnam War. He was a child.



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Drago said...

LLR Chuck's passionate defense of his "nagnificent" obama, again, as always, and one assumes always will be, is duly noted.

Now, our LLR Chuckie, when he isnt busy attacking military veterans who happen to be conservatives while he simultaneously defends the most despicable Stolen Valor dems (unexpectedly!) might have looked into this a tad more.

Now, as always, in LLR Chuck's rush to be the dems designated "fluffer", he of course, naturally, tries to pretend that Vietnam is the only conflict that is up for discussion re: obambi/military service.

Of course Chuckie does that. His lefty pals need that.

Unfortunately for our "Brian Stelter republican" Chuck, there were conflicts aplenty during obama's prime military service age years.

Lots going on in the middle east (Desert 1, anyone?, Lebanon, Sinai), Central America (El Salvador/Honduras/others), Grenada (!), North Africa (Gulf of Sidra ring a bell Chuckie?), Korea, etc.

If Chuck ever got off his knees in frobt of the dem zippers long enough to look into it he might actually learn there was lots going on militarily that obama could have been a part of.

As for Kristol and the soros-funded FusionGPS collaborating/Colluding Weekly Standard, no, I dont care about what lies they told years ago while posing as conservatives.

At all.

bagoh20 said...

This is why we need more wars - so future Presidents can prove their mettle.

Lydia said...

Nah, all we need is more sex to prove one's mettle -- like Trump's "personal Vietnam":

STERN: Now getting back to dating, and when you got to say to a woman, you gotta go to my personal doctor and I’m gonna have you checked out, is that a tough thing to say to a woman?

TRUMP: It’s amazing, I can’t even believe it. I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world. It is a dangerous world out there. It’s like Vietnam, sort of.

STERN: Hey it’s your personal Vietnam isn’t it?

TRUMP: It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier!

STERN: A lot of guys who went through Vietnam came out unscathed. A lot of guys going through the 80’s having sex with different women came out with AIDS and all kinds of things.

TRUMP: This is better than Vietnam, but it’s uh… it’s more fun.

STERN: A little better, but every v****a is a landmine, haven’t we both said that in private?

TRUMP: [intense laughter] I think it is a potential landmine. There’s some real danger there.

Gahrie said...

He was too young for draft registration

Pretty stupid mistake for a supposed lawyer. Obama is four years older than me, and I had to register for the draft.

Carter re-activated registration in 1980 for males between the ages of 18 and 26. Later laws made registration a requirement for federal aid or employment. It is still active today. Obama was required to register for the draft.

bagoh20 said...

2018 was a crappy year for reasons I can't quite solidify. It was good for economics, trade, and reduction of government regulation, but on the culture front it has been a huge disappointment approaching scary symptoms of disease ahead with the Bill of Rights, truth, and tolerance all seeming to lose their value to many in our society and specially institutions like education. It's been a year of retardation of our basic principles as a nation and a free people as censorship, small "f" fascism, stupidity, and anarchy have all seemed to get another chance to ruin lives and cultural progress after a relatively long run of being held in check. So many fools are being maleducated by a bureaucratic army of closed minds and weak spines that it's very hard feel confident that we can avoid a serous reckoning or worse. Unfortunately, it seems that only the Second Amendment will be left to hold it all together. Imagine life in a nation without the Bill of Rights really meaning anything to half our nation. I think we are close, and it will be all downhill from there. I'm praying 2019 will be a return to reason and enlightenment, respect and tolerance.

Crazy World said...

LONG MAY HE RUN

Drago said...

Gahrie: "Pretty stupid mistake for a supposed lawyer."

It was no mistake. Just another in the endless stream of lies Chuck puts out for his dems.

Darrell said...

Obama was required to register for the draft

But didn't. But don't worry. The paperwork was phonied up for him, when he decided to run.

chickelit said...

I'm 3 years older than Obama and I still recall registering for Selective Service when I turned 18. Even though there was no draft, I was still required to register. But I get that Obama never felt he was American until quite a bit later on so it’s understandable that he didn’t register.

So, Chuck is wrong in this.

Drago said...

Lydia: "Nah, all we need is more sex to prove one's mettle ..."

That would explain the endless lefty/LLR Clinton rape apologists.

Lydia said...

Now about Obama; what war was he supposed to have served in? What ever was Obama’s relationship to a military draft? He was too young for draft registration, much less Vietnam service. So there’s a simple reason why no one ever asked Obama what he did during his the Vietnam War. He was a child.

Chuck's talking about the Vietnam years there, not when Obama was older and required to register for the draft. Which he did, according to the Selective Service:

After contacting the Selective Service System for an answer several times since late June, Pajamas Media obtained official confirmation from the Selective Service System via email that Barack Obama did indeed register for the Selective Service as required by law, and is eligible to run for the presidency.

Mr. Owens,

Barack Hussein Obama registered at a post office in Hawaii. The effective registration date was September 4, 1980.

His registration number is 61-1125539-1.

Daniel Amon
Public Affairs Specialist

readering said...

Nothing about Trump seems to bother Althouse. He's POTUS and amusing, so press on into 2019.

readering said...

But I guess I should praise Trump. Because like Kim he recognizes that his country has great economic potential.

walter said...

Well..she doesn't view him as the next Hitler..if that's what yer driving at.
But 4 minutes to brainstorm your 12:27 is...Sad!

Will Cate said...

Irrationally-acting people hate being told to "calm down" ...

Chuck said...

1/1/19, 9:36 PM
Blogger chickenlittle said...
I'm 3 years older than Obama and I still recall registering for Selective Service when I turned 18. Even though there was no draft, I was still required to register. But I get that Obama never felt he was American until quite a bit later on so it’s understandable that he didn’t register.

So, Chuck is wrong in this.


Yep; I was wrong. I am not even going to look it up or check you. If you say so, I am confident that you are correct.

Per the other comment on this subject we know that fact checkers looked into Obama’s draft registration and he duly registered. But was never subject to a draft, just as you weren’t. I won’t ask what your unit was in ‘Nam. If at your age you served in Vietnam, it would have been designing a factory for Nike, right?

So I was wrong about Obama needing to register. He registered. But he didn’t fake heel spurs to avoid service, which is the one and only salient point at issue here.

Drago said...

LLR Chuck cannot abandon his "magnificent" obama under any circumstances, so its back to Smear Merchant mode!

Harry Reid would be proud of LLR Chuck!

LOL

Chuck said...

Drago you continue to pretend that there is a quote from me in which I expressed a general opinion that Barack Obama was or is “magnificent.” But I keep challenging you to link to such a quote from me, and you can’t or won’t do it.

To the non-TrumpCult readers here; this is a phony troll job by the worst troll in the Althouse commentariat.

Jim at said...

It's always funny to watch people who supported Bill and Hillary Clinton bitch about what Trump did during the Vietnam War.

Chuck said...

Blogger Jim at said...
It's always funny to watch people who supported Bill and Hillary Clinton bitch about what Trump did during the Vietnam War.


I hope you’re not talking about me. I never supported Bill Clinton or Hillary. Trump haters like Bill Kristol, Steve Hayes, George Will, Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, John McCain, and too many others to list, never supported the Clintons.

I am not conflicted on this issue. I never defended or supported Bill Clinton. I never voted for him.

I will make the completely obvious observation of this; just imagine what the Tea Party/Trump Cult/Deplorable crowd would have said about Clinton or Obama if as candidates those presidents had gotten medical exemptions from the draft based on the representations of a couple of podiatrists who were renting properties from the candidate’s father. And the diagnosis had been “bone spurs.”