May 25, 2019

Eyewitness testimony versus circumstantial evidence.


ADDED: A crease can ruin your dream of the Presidency, but don't forget that a crease can lift your dream. Remember?
I remember distinctly an image of — we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.

68 comments:

rhhardin said...

You're supposed to take down the rainbow flag when it rains. Color bleeding.

gilbar said...

As someone with a lot of experience with flags;

The creases DO show that that rainbow flag hasn't hung all that many days, CERTAINLY not 365

gilbar -- expert witness

GatorNavy said...

How dare someone point out the obvious!

Mike Sylwester said...

It's amazing that Eric Swalwell has been elected to Congress. He is much more despicable than the average Democrat Representative.

Some other Democrat in his district should be able to defeat him in the next primary election.

exhelodrvr1 said...

The left has a disproportionate percentage of dishonest politicians and media members. Compare Hillary and Obama's weaselly "support" of LGBT issues, when it was safe, to Trump's long-time support.

iowan2 said...

Every time these publicity whores surface, they expose more of their idiocy. I thought is was fully exposed by this late date, but they keep proving they have no limit.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Eric Swalwell = Dumber than a bag of hammers. Box of rocks. Doorknob.

Add your own--->

AllenS said...

One of those flags needs to come down, and it does not matter which one.

Diogenes of Sinope said...

Dopes.

gilbar said...

Eric Swalwell Looks like a bogus frat boy (Alpha Sigma Phi), in a Revenge of the Nerds movie.

His dad was Chief of Police in Algona Iowa before moving to Cali.
He's on his second marriage to a White Cis Woman!
Now that Frat Boy Eric (student council vice president) is a California Politician;
He HAS TO be MORE PROGRESSIVE than the average Democrat Representative, in the hopes that people won't notice that he is WHITER THAN WHITE BREAD.

This man is TOAST!

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

You must worship teh gay. teh gay bathhouse, even more.

gilbar said...

Eric Swalwell = Dumber than Most people from Sac City Iowa; which is REALLY saying something!

wendybar said...

Stalwell is embarrassing...What is up with all the lies they tell to get people to like them??

alan markus said...

Speaking of "Sack City", seems like we don't hear much from commenter Titus anymore.

mtrobertslaw said...

The big problem with Swalwell is he looks guilty. It doesn't make any difference what he is guilty of. He simply looks guilty and not to be trusted.

Henry said...

Next tweet:

"I iron in those 'like new' creases every day of the year!"

JaimeRoberto said...

He's my Congressman, and believe it or not, he might be better than the guy he replaced. He'll probably have the seat for life if he wants it. I call him Congressman Puddy, because he has the same blank expression as Elaine's boyfriend on Seinfeld.

iowan2 said...

Eric Swalwell = Dumber than Most people from Sac City Iowa; which is REALLY saying something!

Careful, no need to get nasty. Hard working people in Sac City. I would take 100 random citizens of Sac City than 100 random Californians in any task.

Narr said...

You can tell that rainbow flag has never been through the barrages of filth, hate, lies, and milkshakes thrown on gay pride marches going back centuries . . .

When I first saw Swallowswell I could only think central casting had sent Tucker somebody to pretend to be a delusional smarm-monger. It was really convincing.

Narr
He's the kind of guy the sissies would beat up

Greg Hlatky said...

Speaking of "Sack City", seems like we don't hear much from commenter Titus anymore.

HR scum should neither be seen nor heard from.

Fernandistein said...

Swalwell announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on April 8, 2019.[6][7]

Mr. D said...

Swalwell reminds me of the Greg Marmalard character in Animal House. He's astonishingly self-satisfied.

Leland said...

What is up with all the lies they tell to get people to like them?

And this is what is truly telling, because it suggests they are really ugly people that wouldn't be liked otherwise. I think we see that when they bifurcate Americans into those that value the American flag and those that value the LGBT flag. Why segregate the LGBT community from the rest of America?

Crimso said...

I have no use for him at all and think he is basically a dangerous lunatic, but it's possible: 1) that the pic was taken some time ago and only now included in the tweet; or 2) that he had to put a new one up because the old one was all worn and tattered ("I fly these flags," plural). It's also quite possible he's a virtue-signaling liar. Pelosi needs to get to the bottom of this.

Curious George said...

OK, neither of those flags are flying. I have a 3x5' Bears flag hung on the wall of my garage for over a year, and it still has creases. Doesn't change the fact that this guy is non-starter and moron.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Swalwell threatened law abiding Americans with nukes on Twitter, in proving his anti-2nd Amendment bonafides tobthe in-line mob. He’s proven to be as thin skinned as people say Trump is, as dim as AOC, as corrupt as Adam Schiff, and as deep intellectually as Titania McGrath. In short a perfect proposition as resistance progressive. Too bad he’s the last one to know he’s a straight-ish white male and, therefore, doomed in his party.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Swalwell. Not smart enough to at least iron the creases out of the rainbow flag before pretending that he has it hanging 365 days a year.

Come'on...if you are going to tell lies try to be better at it.

SteveR said...

We need a swell wall, not a Swalwell

Birches said...

It's pretty hilarious circumstantial evidence though.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Before contraction his family name was Swallowswell. Seems to fit. They’ll probably catch him tapping toes in the House head.

wild chicken said...

Couldn't get some gal in the office to iron that thing?

Sheesh.

Michael K said...

Swalwell reminds me of the Greg Marmalard character in Animal House.

You know, he does.

DBQ is right. Why not iron the damn thing ?

John henry said...

Jaime,

Better than the guy he replaced is a pretty low bar for almost any congress person

He should still be replaced. A freshman congressperson is no danger regardless of viewpoint. They don't know anyone, can't do favors for anyone, can't get any attention and, most importantly have no seniority.

We should replace every rep, every senator, every 2 or 6 years. Keep them fresh and powerless.

I'd be fine with Stalin in the House if I knew he'd be gone in 2 years.

John Henry

John henry said...

Maybe not "fine" with stalin.

How about ok.

John Henry

gilbar said...

Hard working people in Sac City.
well, it's got nothing on Emmetsburg!

Bay Area Guy said...

Although it's not an original observation, but every election cycle has a few unserious, unqualified clowns run for President, not to be President, but to generate publicity and get some $$ from donors.

Exhibit A - Smallballs

gspencer said...

High up on a door seems an odd place to place a dish towel when there's no nearby sink.

Francisco D said...

Come'on...if you are going to tell lies try to be better at it.

I mostly know of Swallwell from interviews with Tucker Carlson. He strikes me as a very poor and obvious liar.

He likely represents the next generation of Democrat leaders.

Big Mike said...

I remember distinctly an image of — we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.

(a) was true, (b) manifestly not so.

Yancey Ward said...
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Yancey Ward said...

Swalwell should just come out of the closet and be done with it.

Skeptical Voter said...

Swalwell chose poorly on his office staff. Doesn't he have a secretary who could iron the darn thing before hanging it up? But by this time next year the flag will be "seasoned"--assuming it stays hung, and the creases will disappear.

NCMoss said...

Hold on there, those creases look like they were doctored into the image.

J Severs said...

Maybe the first rainbow flag wore out. Unlikely, I know!

gilbar said...

Yancey Ward said... Swalwell should just come out of the closet and be done with it.

This Seems Likely, to me; have to see if he gets a primary challenger

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

is that flag on the door to The Iron Closet ?

Sam said...

apropos of that silly pant leg quote, the headwaters of this rhetorical stream are in Peggy Noonan’s What I Saw at the Revolution, where she fixated on Reagan’s glossy dress shoe.

Matt said...

I'm still embarrassed for David Brooks that he wrote something so unbearably stupid. Why should anyone take seriously a person who would utter such tripe?

I cringe every single time I read it.

Matt said...

Also, the endless obeisance to 3% of the population is really getting out of hand.

On the bright side, between their obsession with sexual practices that don't actually lead to reproduction and their full-throated support of infanticide, maybe they'll all be gone within a generation or two.

Don't forget, tranny is only one letter from tyranny.

Narr said...

My congresscritter was the clown trying to make a statement about Barr with some fried chicken schtick. And BION he is actually much preferable to his main primary opponent, who tried to Mufasa his way into the seat from the mayor's office.

FLags on Memorial Day. I'm dropping the wife at work at 3 and heading to Memorial Park to remember and mark--

Charles K. [redacted] 1st Lt USAAF DFC, AM/7olc 1923-1962 My father

James Edwin [redacted] T/S USAAF 1942-1945 My uncle

George Calvin [redacted] AS USN 1945-1947 Bobby's father

Norris Ray [redacted] 30th ID 1940-1945 Brad's father

My father in law is farther away--

Sam Grant [redacted] 8th ID 1942-1945

Never forget.

Narr
Oh what lucky men they were

Charlie said...

"When you're flying your flags
All my confidence sags
You got me packing my bags
I'll stowaway…"

"Soul Survivor"-Jagger/Richards

Leland said...

While Swalwell flies his flag to signal his virtues; my Congressman Dan Crenshaw wears a patch over the eye he lost fighting for this country.

Bay Area Guy said...

@Leland,

So, you get Dan Crenshaw as your congressman, and I get Eric Swalwell?

Inequality!!!!!

Dan Crenshaw for President - 2024!

richlb said...

"You can tell that rainbow flag has never been through the barrages of filth, hate, lies, and milkshakes thrown on gay pride marches going back centuries . . . "

You should see what the left does to the other flag.

Jim at said...

Tedious virtue signaling.
Yawn.

Bilwick said...

If you want to give "liberals"* what Granny Clampett would have called "conniptions," fly or display the Gadsden flag. Or the old libertarian anarcho-capitalist flag: a black banner with a gold dollar sign in the middle.


*by which I mean of course "tax-happy, coercion-addicted, power-tripping government humpers and State fellators."

Narr said...

True story. One of my friends who does WABAWTS reenacting sports a CS national flag plate on his motorcycle -- the Stars and Bars [+=], not St Andrew's Cross [X] battleflag. Once in a while poeple ask him if he's from Texas.

Narr
Sic semper vexillae

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Is burning a rainbow flag protected free speech?

Bay Area Guy said...

Eric Swalwell: "I'm not gay, but I'm willing to learn!"

Narr said...

I hear McCain allowed himself to be shot down and badly injured in some war. What a putz.

Narr
I think the guy was overrated overall, but not on that. Awesome.

walter said...

That flag will need a gray stripe soon.

Fen said...
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Fen said...

Which one does he give his allegiance to?

Fun experiment: Buy a rainbow flag and burn it in protest. See what happens to you.

narciso said...

Swallow is a very stupid person

https://mobile.twitter.com/DanAndros/status/1131939785730338816

He could work at the times

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@Fen said...
Which one does he give his allegiance to?
Fun experiment: Buy a rainbow flag and burn it in protest. See what happens to you.


"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.

narciso said...

In my family I mentioned one figure who was the commander in the giron beach operation, he didnt die in combat, but his scars ultimately killed him. I know a few other relatives who did fight in Vietnam, some came a way relatively unscathed.

Swede said...

Eric Swalwell is Patrick the Starfish made human.

Leland said...

Nothing especially heroic or leadership worthy being at a physical disadvantage.

What physical disadvantage? Have you tried to keep up with him? He's only missing one eye, but he can still pass a SEAL PT exam. Nadler can't even make it through a De Blasio speech.