February 12, 2019

What if you had to defend Kamala... It's the fun new game.


155 comments:

Marty said...

Is Silver sucking on the wicked weed as well?

Limited blogger said...

She was stoned. Whatever she was listening to sounded great.

Achilles said...

She is not very smart. Or she thinks the people who may vote for her are really stupid.

Both are true.

Pretty though and good on the casting couch.

Dan from Madison said...

Or, Harris smoked pot well after kollej, and listened to the music at that time.

Unknown said...

What is scary is that an individual or no moral compass and little intelligence can get millions of people to vote for her

Bay Area Guy said...

"I have. And I did inhale," she said laughing.

But enough about Willie Brown's [blank].

I am not Laslo.

rehajm said...

Too funny. Too many Pinocchios.

Ralph L said...

Pot is the new pork rind.

Limited blogger said...

The dem nomination process will be some good fun for 2 years. Then Trump will stomp the candidate. We'll all move on.

Achilles said...

Democrat voters will vote for anything as long as they get free stuff.

The only freedom they value is the freedom to hate those they disagree with. And to kill babies that survive Abortion attempts. That’s in the 4th amendment I am told.

rehajm said...

How We Got the Green New Deal. There is nothing weed can't do.

Ralph L said...

We know she inhaled. BAG, who got there first, wants to know if she swallowed.

Phidippus said...

Let's be fair. Kamala didn't ride her husband's coattails to the top the way Hillary did. She got ahead the old-fashioned way, by screwing older guys who could do her favors.

The defense rests.

"Got ahead" is just a figure of speech, dammit! Dirty minds...

Bay Area Guy said...

Outta curiosity, how many folks in San Francisco got busted for smoking dope, while District Attorney Kamala Harris was inhaling and laughing and sucking Willie Brown's aged member?

Black dudes in county jail would like to know.

cubanbob said...

Such stupid, petty and idiotic lies. And this is the presumed Golden Girl front runner Democrat. Hell, they might as well run Hillary again. With Hillary its all out there; grifter, criminal and traitor. I rather doubt there is much of anything more to be discovered on Hillary.

James K said...

she's saying she basically discovered both Tupac and Snoop, listening to bootlegs several years before their albums were released to the general public.

Occam's razor says she's just lying.

gspencer said...

Yep, she listened to Tupac and Snoop just after she listened to the riveting/exciting tapes of Hillary's parents narrate their perilous journey up Mount Everest in 1947, while Mrs. Rodham was pregnant, together with Edmund Hillary. Upon arriving back at Base Camp, after their successful summitting of the world's highest peak, Mrs. Rodham gave birth. The Rodhams decided to honor Edmund by naming their new daughter Hillary.

"Sir Edmund Hillary, the lanky New Zealand mountaineer and explorer who with Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide, won worldwide acclaim in 1953 by becoming the first to scale the 29,035-foot summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, died Friday in Auckland, New Zealand. He was 88."

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/11/world/asia/11hillary.html



Henry said...

LOL. This is very similar to my defense of the doofus Virginian Governor being a fan of Kurtis Blow.

Kamala must be covering for the fact she was actually listening to Toto and Wham!

MadisonMan said...

1986. Hmm. She was probably listening to Steely Dan.

Trumpit said...

"But enough about Willie Brown's [blank]."

But enough about Brown's Willy. And, enough of your inanities.

Henry said...

If Kamala graduated in 1986 we are roughly contemporary. And I used google to remember who the whitest acts of 1986 were. I listened to a lot of Elvis Costello in the 1980s. I'm pretty safe with that.

Though I'm sure someone will surely ask me, Elvis Costello? Or Elvis Costello and the Attractions?

Trumpit said...

This is an innocent mistake. A murderer lies to cover up his crime.

I see a slight difference.

Limited blogger said...

She's from Jamaica why didn't she give Bob Marley a shout out?

EDH said...

"I have an herb garden."

Darrell said...

Lefties make up their memories every morning.

Ralph L said...

If she still smoked in the 90's, she listened to Hootie and the Blowfish.

gg6 said...

Hey, whatever, right? Laughing at Kamala 'gives me joy'!....oh, wait, does that make me 'weird'?!

mccullough said...

Tupac and Snoop were 14 when Harris graduates from college.

She’s much older than they are.

Limited blogger said...

Elvis Costello covered many, many musical genres. Not Rap though. He did get in trouble for some racist remarks of his own.

Bay Area Guy said...

1. In 1986, Kamala Harris graduated college (Howard University in DC).
2. In 1971, Tupac was born.
3. In 1986, Tupac and was a sophomore at Dunbar High (great school!) in Maryland.

Hmm. There's a slight plausibility factor there, since both Kammy and Tupac were in the DC area at or near the same time, although Kammy is 7 years older than Tupac.

Nonetheless, we need to see the yearbooks!


Lucid-Ideas said...

I thought that 2016's schadenboner couldn't get any bigger. 2020 is going to be an absolute laugh-in shitfest.

Limited blogger said...

The dems are sorting out when everybody got high, stopped saying/doing racist stuff, got woke, all the other litmus tests, etc.

Trump is MAGA



TreeJoe said...

People who say stupid shit in order to appear cool.....does not speak to her character.

Lyle Smith said...

Tupac was 15 years old in 1986.

mccullough said...

Obama lied about his parents getting together because of the protests in Selma four years after he was born.

All politicians lie.

Kevin said...

Where is Chuck: Arbiter of Truth and Despiser of Lies?

Through past experience, I expect at least 16 posts of bolds and italics describing how unfit she is for the Presidency.

If I recall, it all ends up with him wanting to punch her relatives in the face.

Kevin said...

The New New Green Deal is legalized pot.

You heard it here first.

Infinite Monkeys said...

This is actually a humblebrag: she's saying she basically discovered both Tupac and Snoop, listening to bootlegs several years before their albums were released to the general public.

That's it, she's trying for the hipster vote!

traditionalguy said...

I bet the MSM can't wait to cover the Harris Campaign Rallies, where there will be with 10,000 people smoking weed and in the cloud of happy smoke and chanting Kill The Pigs.

gg6 said...

Hey, not to worry for Kamala, Ann, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, nee Medwedof, apparently luvs her and thinks she'll win - that must be worth over a million stupid-votes at least!

walter said...

"Ok, ok. Look..it was A LOT of pot...all kinda hazy at this point."

Bay Area Guy said...

My goodness, my favorite liberal, Glenn Greenwald, of The Intercept, has struck again.

Here's the Intercept piece on Kamala Harris's run for SF DA in 2003.

Kammy was a "tough on crime" prosecutor. See her campaign flyers. Sent a lotta black dudes to jail. Got a lot of favors from Mayor Willie Brown

Brown was known to reward friends and allies. He gave Harris a brand-new BMW and also appointed her to two commissions in state government where, according to SF Weekly, she was paid $400,000 over five years. One of the positions, an appointment to the California Medical Assistance Commission, paid a $99,000 annual salary for attending two meetings a month.

Harris largely brushed off the criticism. “Willie Brown is not going to be around. He’s gone — hello people, move on. If there is corruption, it will be prosecuted. It’s a no-brainer, but let’s please move on,” she said in one interview. “His career is over; I will be alive and kicking for the next 40 years. I do not owe him a thing.”

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Time travel via the hacks. Cool.

stevew said...

I'll know she's serious when she gets a dog, or if she already has one, and publicly walks it and scoops its poop.

I don't doubt she smoked some weed in college and it doesn't matter what she was listening to while doing it. All she was doing with "I inhaled" comment is attaching herself to a popular policy position: marijuana legalization. She's fishin' for votes.

Dave Begley said...

I'm going to ask KKH a different question when I see her in Iowa. I have a friend from high school whose son died from a drug overdose. I'm sure this young man started with pot. Not a whole lot of joy in that family; try a massive hole in the heart.

KKH must be defeated.

FullMoon said...

Next up, Kamala shooting heroin with Lou Reed/Velvet Underground.Speed with Grateful Dead.Southern Comfort with Lynard Skynard.

Used to be drug users lied and said they never did it.

Now, non users lie and said they did

Char Char Binks said...

The best defense I can come up with is that I don't care.

Bay Area Guy said...

Kamala Harris embraces Oakland, but the feeling ain't mutual.

Not all, however, reveled in Harris’ celebratory moment. To some in Oakland, a city of tender pride, the homecoming rang false, like a distant relative showing up just long enough to pose for a smiling family portrait.

“I would consider her more a San Franciscan than of Oakland,” said David Omosheyin, 57, pausing as he crossed the downtown plaza where the Democratic hopeful staged last month’s splashy rally. “It was a political move.”

Limited blogger said...

Lou Reed's album 'Mistrial' came out in 1986

On it he performed a song titled "The Original Wrapper"

Some lyrics....

"Hey, pitcher, better check that batter
Make sure that candy's in the original wrapper, hey, hey"

Earnest Prole said...

Once again Althouse appears to be clueless when sarcasm is deployed as a rhetorical tool (except, mysteriously, when deployed by orange Republicans).

Mike said...

Kamala la liar

phantommut said...

Welp, Nate Silver self-identifies as a hack. Good to see.

walter said...

"It’s a no-brainer, but let’s please move on,” she said in one interview. “His career is over; I will be alive and kicking for the next 40 years. I do not owe him a thing.”
--
Yeah she clearly doesn't give a fuck, then or now.
"Say money bring bitches, bitches bring lies."

Yancey Ward said...

She was lying about what she listened to. She is 2 years older than I am, and I had a especially broad listening range for contemporary music of the days, including what rap and hip-hop that was even available in the 1980s- I never heard of Tupac or Snoop Dog until I was actually already out of grad school in 1992.

If I had to make a guess about Harris' musical tastes in the college- given her background, I doubt it extended much beyond Duran Duran and Prince- not that there is anything wrong with Duran Duran or Prince, which I love listening to even today.

Mike said...

“His career is over"

Uh huh. His old career is. Bbut his stint as a columnist is going great, and he's not shy about writing about you either. Heh.

SDaly said...

Hillary! was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, who rose to fame for climbing Mt. Everest six years after she was born. Joe Biden told us that that FDR gave his fireside chats on television. In 2011, Barack Obama signed the visitor book at Westminster Abbey, with the date "May 24, 2008."

In Democrat World, time is a social construct, so why couldn't Harris have been listening to music in college that didn't come out until after she had graduated?

PB said...

Obama got elected for being a half-blood phony. She's following his lead.

Paul Zrimsek said...

She'd busted Tupac and Snoop for possession on a citizen's arrest, and was listening to them beg to be set free.

Earnest Prole said...

Those who think Nate Silver is a Harris hack should have a look at his latest piece, “How Amy Klobuchar Could Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination.”

walter said...

Madonna "White Heat" 1986

You think you can have my love for free
Well I've got news for you
That's not the way it's gonna be
So don't come hangin' round my door
If you're not ready to give
You're not gonna get much more
I don't want to live out your fantasy
Love's not that easy, this time you're gonna
Gonna have to play my way
Come on make my day

hstad said...

2/12/19, 11:50 AM
Blogger Earnest Prole said..."...when deployed by orange Republicans...?"

Oh look a commentator with a avatar depicting the North Vietnamese battle flag. Quite an interesting propoganda response from a propoganda lover.

Big Mike said...

My take is that pot messes up young females' sense of time and place.

lgv said...

"Obama lied about his parents getting together because of the protests in Selma four years after he was born.

All politicians lie."

Yup. John Kerry in Cambodia. Hillary named after .... , taking sniper fire. Fake Vietnam Vet from Iowa and CT. Biden graduated at the top of his class.

Earnest Prole said...

Quite an interesting propoganda response from a propoganda lover.

I take it you’re new in these parts.

Nonapod said...

Silver obviously was being sarcastic.

Nate Silver, like many Gen X'ers, probably has at least a vague sense of Snoop and Tupac's ages. Most likely Snoop and Tupac wouldn't even have recorded so much as a demo on a tape deck back in 1986 since they were both 14.

Ken B said...

Any thoughts, Ann, on the reliability of Blaise Ford's memory? You trusted it.

Wilbur said...

I think the most likely explanation is that she continued to smoke after 1986, into the era of Snoop and Tupac, and just stuck their names in as someone she remembered enjoying while under the influence.

Of all of the many reasons not to vote for her this is the lamest. I don't even consider it a reason.

If she came out for the New Green Deal that should be reason enough.

gspencer said...

"Of course I inhaled. You didn't think I became this stupid on alcohol alone!"

Bob Boyd said...

But enough about Willie Brown's [blank].

Musk?

James K said...

Those who think Nate Silver is a Harris hack should have a look at his latest piece, “How Amy Klobuchar Could Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination.”

Nah, he's just a hack for Democrats in general, though just a bit more constrained by facts and data.

Bob Boyd said...

Did prosecutor Harris ever send anybody to prison for breaking drug laws?

What was she listening to during that period of her life? Something hyp I hope.

Known Unknown said...

"she's saying she basically discovered both Tupac and Snoop, listening to bootlegs several years before their albums were released to the general public."

"Occam's razor says she's just lying.

"Nate Silver, like many Gen X'ers, probably has at least a vague sense of Snoop and Tupac's ages. Most likely Snoop and Tupac wouldn't even have recorded so much as a demo on a tape deck back in 1986 since they were both 14."


You guys all have a broken sarcasm meter? Jesus.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Correct me if I'm wrong (is there a transcript of the radio interview?):

Kamala Harris said she smoked marijuana in college, which could include law school, from which she graduated in 1989. But it's not claimed she said she stopped smoking marijuana when she graduated. Kamala also said she listened to Snoop and Tupac while smoking marijuana, but she didn't say she listened to them while in college. So there's no provably false statement, that's fake news.

One may infer that means Kamala smoked marijuana while serving as a prosecutor in California. California decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana in 1996 and legalized the recreational sales in 2018. So at most that's like someone admitting she had a drink during Prohibition.

wildswan said...

ima gangsta, wink, wink. You steal a street identity to make it seem likely that voters in precincts in the poorest parts of the cities will vote for you, you having already by other means stolen their votes. And you do nothing to get them jobs or good schooling or safe streets. ima gangsta, wink, wink. Maybe you are. Wink, wink.

walter said...

Wilbur,
KH:
"I wanted to share some really important news with you: I’m proud to announce that I’ve signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal in the Senate."
<
We don’t have much time to make the urgent changes we need to protect ourselves and our planet. Add your name right now to stand with me in support of the Green New Deal.

Bold action takes bold leadership, and I’m grateful to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey for leading the charge on this critical resolution.

https://medium.com/@KamalaHarris/green-new-deal-2699b33ba666

Char Char Binks said...

Criming while (sort of) Black.

Bob Boyd said...

"So at most that's like someone admitting she had a drink during Prohibition."

Not somebody, a prosecutor. And not a drink, drank during Prohibition.

But you're willing to play the Defend Kamala game.

Gunner said...

I am not saying Kamala 100% stat raped Tupac in 1986, but we shouldn't take the chance by electing her anyway.

Earnest Prole said...
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madAsHell said...

She first saw Tupac on Joe Biden's television.

Earnest Prole said...

Republicans think Nate Silver's a hack because he calculated Trump's chances of winning the presidency at one in three leading up to the election -- far lower than they would have preferred. Democrats think Nate Silver's a hack because he calculated Trump's chances of winning the presidency at one in three leading up to the election -- far higher than they would have preferred.

Charlie said...

How hard is it to talk about the music you listened to in college? It's not like that's something you'd forget, no matter how stoned you were.

Earnest Prole said...

So for those who know little to nothing about Nate Silver, he picks fights pretty regularly with credulous Dems and media people (but I repeat myself).

Henry said...

Earnest Prole said...
Those who think Nate Silver is a Harris hack should have a look at his latest piece, “How Amy Klobuchar Could Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination.”

Just a point of context -- 538 is running that article for every candidate. They rotate the assignment.

Otherwise, glad you're sticking up for Silver.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

High- ku

Kamala Wakanda
Hatata Makuna In
A Gadda Davita

AJ Lynch said...

Love the way liberal media like Silver make kneejerk response and stretch the truth or try to fudge facts to defend the lies of a Dem.

Amadeus 48 said...

Don't stop her; she's on a roll. Next she'll say her godfathers were Bob Marley and Mahatma Gandhi, and Barry Obama used to crash in her pad when he went to Oxy.

mockturtle said...

As I've said before, the Democrats lie like rugs. It's second nature to them. In fact, many of them are quite incapable of telling the truth, even when it doesn't matter. Lying is in their very fiber.

Gk1 said...

Meh, as far as whoppers to ensnare credulous potential voters I give it a 2 out of 10. She's just bullshitting for votes like Hillary was a "Life Long Yankees fan" when running for senate. Clearly a lie but so what?

Earnest Prole said...

For those who think Nate Silver is a hack because he expected Donald Trump to lose: Donald Trump held the same opinion on election night.

James K said...

You guys all have a broken sarcasm meter?

Satire is dead. How do you satirize the likes of CNN? Or Jen Rubin?

Henry said...

Earnest, it's hopeless.

Molly said...

I don't think you can say "It's all about the Benjamins," without revealing your inner anti-Semitism. Oops, I just said it, didn't I?

wwww said...


People read this straight? I read Nate Silver's tone as joking/sardonic/ sarcastic. He's responding to Comfortably Smug.

Earnest Prole said...

Earnest, it's hopeless.

Tru dat.

Ralph L said...

I thought Silver was ridiculing Kamala.
I want to know if she remembers the house and year she smoked in, who was on top of her, and does she have a Fear of Flying.

James K said...

For those who think Nate Silver is a hack because he expected Donald Trump to lose: Donald Trump held the same opinion on election night.

If he did, it was only on the basis of exit polling, according to that article. Silver believed Trump was going to lose on the basis of polling prior to the election. That in itself doesn't make him a hack (he wasn't as far off as many). What makes him a hack is his pathetic excuses afterward, blaming Hillary's defeat (and his wrong prediction) on Comey.

Laslo Spatula said...

Now, what y'all wanna do?
Wanna be ballers? Shot-callers? Brawlers?
Who be dippin' in the Benz with the spoilers
On the low from the Jake in the Taurus
Tryin' to get my hands on some Grants like Horace
Yeah livin' the raw deal
Three course meals spaghetti, fettuccine, and veal
But still, everything's real in the field
And what you can't have now, leave in your will
But don't knock me for tryin' to bury
Seven zeros, over in Rio Dijanery
Ain't nobody's hero, but I wanna be heard
On your Hot 9-7 everyday, that's my word
Swimmin' in women wit' they own condominiums
Five plus Fives, who drive Millineums
It's all about the Benjamins, what?
I get a fifty pound bag of Euk for the mutts
Five carats on my hands wit the cuts
In something European chromed out with a clutch, what
(I wanna hold figures, fuck being a broke nigga)

I am Laslo.

Earnest Prole said...

What makes him a hack is his pathetic excuses afterward, blaming Hillary's defeat (and his wrong prediction) on Comey.

The Comey letter likely proved decisive an election decided by thousands of votes in three states -- as did Hillary's arrogant refusal to campaign there. I believe Silver is correct when he says you can quantify the effects of the letter far more easily than other things that happened in the campaign. I also believe he's correct when he calls those who managed Hillary's campaign "huge dumbasses."

Sebastian said...

Is there any prog politician who is not a phony?

Joe Hands Biden, repeat plagiarist?
Kamala Head Harris, fantasist?
Amy Daddy's Girl Klobuchar, nice midwestern moderate?
Corey T-Bone Booker, Spartacus of the Senate?
Lizzie Fauxahontas Warren, American Indian?

So far, the most honest progs are the Muslim women reps, out and proud in their anti-semitism, and AOC, out and proud with her socialist GND.


Bob Boyd said...

Kamala Harris, Hillary-esque.

Here's a campaign slogan: "I'm Like Her."

William said...

I think it's possible to be mistaken about the music you listened to thirty years earlier whilst smoking pot. Is it possible to be mistaken about the intent and circumstances of someone who wore an offensive costume to a party some thirty five years earlier?..........Tupac was the son of a Black Panther member. They committed some genuinely ghastly crimes. I wonder if black people will ever look upon their Black Panther forebearswith the same askance that whites look upon their Klan ancestors.

Nonapod said...

I believe Silver is correct when he says you can quantify the effects of the letter far more easily than other things that happened in the campaign

I'm much more skeptical of supposed effects of the letter. I personally find it difficult to believe that there was some huge number of voters in key swing districts who were all ready to vote for Hillary but switched their vote to Trump due to the letter. To be clear, it's not that I doubt that some amount of such people existed, I just doubt that their was a significant amount of them... an amount that turned the election. But I certainly agree that Hillary's campaign was run badly by arrogant fools.

Limited blogger said...
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Earnest Prole said...

I personally find it difficult to believe that there was some huge number of voters in key swing districts who were all ready to vote for Hillary but switched their vote to Trump due to the letter.

This isn't how elections work. The dynamic is that those who had reconciled themselves to voting for Hillary despite her many flaws were reminded of her sleazy character and decided to sit the election out or vote for Jill Stein.

Amadeus 48 said...

I remember at the time I thought Comey's reopening the emails investigation hurt Hillary, although it was hard to tell how much. It was evidence that the whole email fiasco had been processed rather than investigated. Silver tried to quantify how much it hurt her. Meh.

Comey spread his fairy dust further by getting the Mueller investigation going after having green lighted the DOJ/FBI spying operation on the Trump campaign via the FISA court.

The guy is a one-man wrecking crew.

Comey continues to go strong for the title of Worst Public Servant of His Generation.

walter said...

Kamala ain't no wayzze tyyrred.
Just a bit stoned.

Howard said...

Thats it, Trump wins... unless Biden decides to step in and save the day. WrestleMania Redoux

AJ Lynch said...

Biden is dumb yet not one pundit will say that out loud or for publication. Trump will say it and Trump will show the public how stupid Slow Joe Biden is.

Gk1 said...

Wouldn't it have served democratic purposes better to have scared voters of Trump's potential success than rest on their laurels and cherish the sense of inevitability? That was actually a complaint I had read in Washpo a week or so before the election, was it was hard to gain momentum for dem senate/house candidates because with the presidency safe in their hands they could afford to chip away at the republican majority in the house.

Mr. D said...

‘86? Mr. Mister and Oran “Juice” Jones.

Tank said...

Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus is a Latin phrase meaning "false in one thing, false in everything.” So, she’s a liar. Why lie about something that could be checked so easily?

Limited blogger said...

I had it all chalked up for Kamala, but maybe it will be Bloomberg after all.

Big Mike said...

I think it's possible to be mistaken about the music you listened to thirty years earlier whilst smoking pot.

@William, yes, absolutely. Hell, all rappers pretty much sound alike even when you aren’t ‘t stoned.

buwaya said...

Vaguely connected -

https://ktla.com/2019/02/12/gov-newsom-abandons-plan-for-high-speed-train-from-l-a-to-san-francisco-cites-cost/

"California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday he's abandoning a plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a project with an estimated cost that has ballooned to $77 billion.
"Let's be real," Newsom said in his first State of the State address. "The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long. There's been too little oversight and not enough transparency."

Newsom is an even more connected person in the San Francisco machine than K.Harris

JaimeRoberto said...

I too think Silver is joking. I also think Harris is lying about smoking pot. Her answer was sheepish and didn't sound convincing at all.

tim in vermont said...

It probably only means that she smoked a lot more pot than she let on, but just that the early days are a little foggy.

Browndog said...

Hillary: I carry packets of hot sauce in my purse in case I meet a Mexican voter.

Kamala: I carry a blount and a pirated Snoop cd in case anyone questions by blackeness.

walter said...

Gee buwaya,
First Cuomo's (already forgotten) epiphany re tax the rich strategy, now Newsome recognizing ridiculous costs of a bloated high speed rail project.
Reality is a bitch.

Jupiter said...

"Kamala Harris graduated college in 1986".

Am I the only one who thinks that should be "graduated from college"? You can graduate a cylinder. The boys at MIT actually graduated a bridge across the River Charles in Smoots. But graduating an entire college would be a Hell of a lot of work.

Earnest Prole said...

The strength (and weakness) of sarcasm is that it fools the clueless.

Bay Area Guy said...

Speaking about pot, Kammy said, “I think it gives a lot of people joy. And we need more joy in the world.”

I totally agree with Harris that we need more joy in the world.

I do recall that the gals in high school and college who smoked dope, sure gave a lotta joy.

James K said...

I tip my hat to those who can distinguish between satire and the regular, daily, ravings of the MSM.

Earnest Prole said...

Reality is a bitch.

If there's any salvation for Newsom, it's that he's actually built and run a small business. I remember an interview with him years ago on the San Francisco public radio station where he said, roughly, 'It's beyond foolish for Democrats to be anti-business; you can't talk about what you're going to do with all the tax money unless businesses flourish.' I know this is quite obvious everywhere else but in Northern California it qualified as radical insight.

bagoh20 said...

Speaking of stoned California Democrats: Governor Moonbeam's Choo Choo Boondoggle has finally been axed after spending enough money to build a couple border walls and yet producing absolutely zero results and more than doubling in cost with "no path to completion". Nothing better illustrates the special gifts that California Democrats are born with. Similar fantasies coming your way with federal dollars, more fantastic goals, and bigger bills.

It's what they call "aspirational!"

A Joy Forever said...
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bagoh20 said...

"Newsom slams Trump's border policies, says California won't be party to 'political theater'"

Except he was all in on the choo choo theater for years when it was clearly a pipe dream. The wall is not theater, it's construction, and it's simple. Maybe we can put train on top of the wall, or solar panels. Wait, I go it. How about a long row of wind turbines closely spaced and just barely clearing the ground all along the border?

tim in vermont said...

It will be interesting to see if Harris deigns to mingle with the common folk and take the risk of an unscripted question in the primaries. Mike Dukakis sure didn’t. Hillary sure didn’t. I don’t know about Bill Clinton, but my guess is that he did talk to regular people sometimes. Obama had the famous “Joe the Plumber” incident.

The current take on Harris seems to be “She Stoops to Conquer."

walter said...

bagoh, windmill idea is great...though they might need external power...

tim in vermont said...

Hillary, of course, wouldn’t even stoop.

Kevin said...

Chuck test complete. Not a single post here.

He doesn't hate lying, lying liars, or liars of any sort. He lied about that.

He just hates Trump and uses any reason he can find to attack him.

And now you know why people respond to Chuck as they do. His long-winded arguments are not based on any principles, while he pretends to be one of the few principled people here.

His arguments are ignored because they've proven themselves time and again ignorable.

At least Inga brings fresh talking points to entertain us.

D 2 said...

Costello did King of America in 86 and that was all you need to know. Blood and Chocolate came out the same year just so that pedants of any hue could argue for the rest of time which was the better album. Neil Young can piss the hell off, those two albums alone make his suggestion about the 80s the words of an lunatic

"No I don't speak any English, just American without tears"

Sometimes when politicians or celebrities or even more local lunatics speak about their past magnificence and or acts of relative hipness, I blur my eyes and ears a little and think of Flashman novels, or what those Tennessee moonshine runners say about stories sounding too good to be true.

( it ain't. )

Enlighten-NewJersey said...

Why not assume Kamala was correct in her memory of smoking pot and listening to Tupac and Snoop. The part she she got wrong was that she wasn’t in college, but was deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California at the time, 1990 to 1998.

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James Smith said...

Blogger Jupiter said...
"Kamala Harris graduated college in 1986"

This is like the British useage of being in hospital as opposed to being in the hospital.

KKH is so tough on crime, she will even use perjury and tamper with evidence to put innocent people in prison. She opposed to release of a man who had been exonerated by DNA testing.

Earnest Prole said...

And now you know why people respond to Chuck as they do.

I've never understood why those who know Chuck to be a troll nonetheless respond to him exactly as he desires. It's like a frog leg begging to be prodded with a live wire.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

" A Car from Every Garage, and Pot in Every Chicken "

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bagoh20 said...

"She opposed to release of a man who had been exonerated by DNA testing."

I don't need another reason, but this disqualifies her from public office in any free country, espcially this one.

alanc709 said...

Wait, I go it. How about a long row of wind turbines closely spaced and just barely clearing the ground all along the border?

I already proposed a wall of solar panels topped by wind turbines. Just think of all the energy independence.

Ralph L said...

Mr. Wiggin: This is a 12-story block combining classical neo-Georgian features with the efficiency of modern techniques. The tenants arrive here and are carried along the corridor on a conveyor belt in extreme comfort, past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed. The blood pours down these chutes and the mangled flesh slurps into these...

Client 2: Do I take it that you are proposing to slaughter our tenants?

Mr. Wiggin: ...Does that not fit in with your plans?

Client 1: Not really. We asked for a simple block of flats.

bagoh20 said...

OK, I got another idea, but I'm gonna patent this one:

All along the border we install a line of turnstiles that drive generators for endless, renewable energy... and votes. My Democrat fever dream is complete.

Rabel said...

"It will be interesting to see if Harris deigns to mingle with the common folk and take the risk of an unscripted question in the primaries."

I would like to ask Harris a few follow-up questions:

1. Where did you get the marijuana? Who was your dealer? What was his name?

2. Have you ever used any other illegal drugs? Where did you get them? Who was your dealer? What was his name?

3. Did you ever provide illegal drugs to another person? Did you accept money for those drugs?

4. How many people have you prosecuted and sent to prison for dealing or using drugs?

Unknown said...

She was surely playing "Big Time", released in 1986

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fah9Wm786DQ

I'm on my way, I'm making it
I've got to make it show, yeah
So much larger than life
I'M going to watch it growing

The place where I come from is a small town
They think so small
They use small words

But not me
I'm smarter than that
I worked it out
I've been stretching my mouth
To let those big words come right out

Trumpit said...

["It will be interesting to see if Harris deigns to mingle with the common folk and take the risk of an unscripted question in the primaries."
I would like to ask Harris a few follow-up questions:
1. Where did you get the marijuana? Who was your dealer? What was his name?; 2. Have you ever used any other illegal drugs? Where did you get them? Who was your dealer? What was his name?; 3. Did you ever provide illegal drugs to another person? Did you accept money for those drugs?; 4. How many people have you prosecuted and sent to prison for dealing or using drugs?]

You don't get it. The universal goal is to turn Schlump out of office, not to ask fake news questions to the Democratic candidates for president in an attempt to humiliate her. The answer to all your deplorable questions is "Take a hike, loser!"

Scott M said...

This. Could not. Be. Less. Newsworthy.

Future generations are already going to judge this era harshly. This just makes it worse.

rehajm said...

All along the border we install a line of turnstiles that drive generators for endless, renewable energy

Endless and renewable but not green- methane farts.

Unknown said...

It is not well-known that really good weed can enable time-travel.

Amadeus 48 said...

Hey, Trumpit. It’s going to be a great campaign. You are getting into the swing of things already. Now tell us why we should vote for Kamala without using the words “black”, “multiracial”, “beautiful”, “future”, or “Willie”.

JML said...


"Yeah she clearly doesn't give a fuck, then or now."

I beg to differ...she gave LOTS of fucks.

Deep Runner said...

Nate Silver is still butt-hurt over his failure to see Election Night 2016 coming, his revisionist views notwithstanding.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Ralph L,
Nice "Abattoir skit" reference!

Nichevo said...

JML said...

"Yeah she clearly doesn't give a fuck, then or now."

I beg to differ...she gave LOTS of fucks.

2/12/19, 10:27 PM

I wouldn't say gave. $400,000 is a lot of money. Plus a car, that was classy.

William Chadwick said...

"The universal goal is to turn Schlump out of office . . ." and replace him with the biggest State-shtupper they can find. (Like Trumpit, but mercifully without the mental problems.)

Nichevo said...

mercifully without the mental problems


Who says?