November 30, 2019

The malarkey.


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34 comments:

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Impeach Trump for Joe's Quid Pro Quo!

tim in vermont said...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/podcasts/the-daily/joe-biden-hunter-burisma-ukraine.html

Hey look!, no evidence of any “wrongdoing” for certain values of “wrongdoing.”

I call this Twitterwashing. There is plenty of dirt in the story, but the summary that appears on Twitter will be sanitized.

David Begley said...

At least he won’t have to answer questions from us plebes.

Voters are watching the EXCITING Gophers v. Badgers game.

tim in vermont said...

Let’s “help you sort out" the charges against Biden. It’s corrupt, but not illegal will be their take, no doubt, or maybe they will go with the tack that Hunter Biden, who impregnated a stripper, has the sober judgement prized by people who pay 7 figures to board members!

One thing will be certain though, they will leave out the part about Burisma using Hunter’s name in correspondence with the State Department and getting off the hook with a slap on the wrist.

tim in vermont said...

They will also leave out the part where the Whistleblower was in the meeting with Ukraine when they informed them that Shokin had to go or there would be no billion plus dollars.

tim in vermont said...

They will also leave out the part that all evidence that others wanted Shokin fired dates to after he was fired, not before. At least so far.

David Begley said...

Mayor Pete filled a HS gym in CB a few days ago.

Mattman26 said...

Who says “malarkey” any more? Are they trying to make him look old and out of touch?

Mattman26 said...

I looked up synonyms for malarkey, hoping to propose something even more ludicrous.

One synonym is “trumpery.” Just saying.

wild chicken said...

Why do candidates do that weird thing with the "E" in their names? They take the backbone out of it.

Not very readable.

rehajm said...

Hopefully it’s just a wrap and they didn’t paint it like that...

Bay Area Guy said...

If the stuffy NYT were hostile to Biden:

"Mr. Biden has declared, without evidence, that there will be no more malarkey on the campaign........"

narciso said...

from the other thread,

https://johnsolomonreports.com/steele-distributed-other-dossier-reports-including-one-to-an-oligarchs-lawyer/

gspencer said...

What a bummer, I was hoping I could some malarkey and grits.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Nothing like proving how hip, cool and progressive you are like titling your tour with a piece of 1930's slang. No Malarkey, indeed.

wildswan said...

It was Fishmongers Hall, a museum/lecture hall with a dining room and a hotel size kitchen. The terrorist went into the kitchen and got two large chef knives and started stabbing. Then the ordinary heroes took a fire extinguisher and a narwhal tusk off the wall and fought back. You want to laugh but these guys were so incredibly brave and saved so many you just can't. And note, it was all guys - all the women are pictured running away as I would have been.

AllenS said...

Impressive Badger win. So, did anyone show up to see Slow Joe?

gilbar said...

maybe they will go with the tack that Hunter Biden, who got special permission to join the navy even though he was Too Old AND had a prior drug conviction for being a coke addict, THEN was kicked out of the Navy 3 months later when he failed his first drug test, THEN left his wife to shack up with his dead brother's widow, THEN married another woman he'd known for 3 weeks, THEN impregnated a stripper, has the sober judgement prized by people who pay 7 figures to board members!
fify!

Ann Althouse said...

Trump just openly says “bullshit.”

Bob Boyd said...

ma·lar·key

/məˈlärkē/
noun INFORMAL

meaningless talk; nonsense.


So saying "No Malarkey" is malarkey

Bob Boyd said...

Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne
He rallies fastest who rallies alone.

Clyde said...

It's a Burisma miasma. Slow Joe is lost in a fog, and can't get the stench out of his nostrils.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - That Smell

n.n said...

A double-edge scalpel.

n.n said...

Impeach Trump for Joe's Quid Pro Quo!

It's quid pro Joe. There is also quid pro Bo. And quid pro doe, a deer, a feminine female deer.

Bay Area Guy said...

I don't know which proclamation I like better, "No Malarkey!" or "Emoluments!"

Maybe Althouse should put it to a vote.

"Get off my Lawn!" has already been usurped by grouchy old men across the fruited plain.

rcocean said...

the rule is:

Run from a knife, charge a gun.

Unless you have a whale tusk.

rcocean said...

They bring a knife
You bring a Narwhal Tusk.

That's the Scott Adams way.

rcocean said...

"When Dorgan began using the word, its spelling wasn't settled. In a cartoon of his that appeared on Mar. 9, 1922, the word Milarkey was used as a fictitious place name. Two years later, on April 2, 1924, he used the word Malachy, apparently with its nonsense meaning ('Malachy — You said it — I wouldn't trust a lawyer no further than I could throw a case of Scotch')."

"Early American citations originate in Wisconsin, Indiana and San Francisco, not the most heavily Irish cities of Boston and New York. Did Irish influence on American English really spread that far that fast?"

GingerBeer said...

He brought a knife to Narwhal tusk fight.

Not all heroes carry a Narwhal tusk.

You wanna know how to get Islamists? They pull a knife, you pull a Narwhal tusk. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the *London way!

John henry said...

Was the narwhal tusk legal?

If harvested after 1972 it may not be.

The tusk guy may be in more trouble than the knife guy.

More than 43m knife crimes in England in the year ended March 2019.

And that doesn't even count greater Manchester.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42749089

John Henry

Mary Beth (the commenter) said...

I think the fire extinguisher is a better weapon, but the narwhal tusk wins on style points.

Freder Frederson said...

More than 43m knife crimes in England in the year ended March 2019.

That is 43,000. You are either illiterate or lying. And if you read down a little further, in a country of 60 million, there were 285 murders committed by knife.

Unknown said...

HOW TO LOOK OLD

Use word last popular in 1920s

BAD PERSUASION

Drive around in a bus with Bullshit painted on the side...

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2012/10/12/162791655/whats-all-this-malarkey-about-malarkey
> 2012
"With all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey," Vice President Biden said during Thursday's debate as he challenged Rep. Paul Ryan's assertion that U.S. foreign policy has unraveled under President Obama.
According to Oxford Dictionaries, malarkey is "meaningless talk; nonsense," it came into use in the 1920s and its specific origin is unknown.

https://thoughtcatalog.com/nico-lang/2013/09/59-quick-slang-phrases-from-the-1920s-we-should-start-using-again/
2. “Applesauce!”: “Horsefeathers!”
3. “Bank’s closed!”: what you tell someone to stop making out
6. Bimbo: refers to a macho man
13. Cake-eater: in the 1920’s refers to a “ladies’ man”; later, slang for homosexual
22. Gasper: cigarette, “fag” (also of the 1920s)
37. Mrs. Grundy: an uptight or very straight-laced individual
45. Petting pantry: a cinema or movie theatre
48. Reuben: a hick or redneck
50. Sheba – someone’s girlfriend; or a sexually desirable woman
51. Sinker: a doughnut
55. Tomato: a woman
58. Wurp: wet blanket or person seen as a buzzkill (see: Debbie Downer)
3. Ameche: a phone. (Also use for telephone: “blower.”)
2. Air Tight: extremely desirable or attractive. (Note: A “sheik” is an attractive male.)
7. Barneymugging: sexual intercourse.
51. Ofay: term used by black folks to refer to white people.
53. Quiff: a sexually active female.

'TreHammer said...

Scott Adams posted...
“People used to ask me why I always travel with a fire extinguisher and a narwhal tusk. Who’s the idiot now?“

I don’t care who you are but that’s funny, right there.