December 5, 2019

Just when Trump is calling the Democrats "crazy," we get some loonily angry outbursts from Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi.

Is this ludicrous theatricality as a cynical tactic to get attention in the Era of Twitter or are they really this unsteady and short on self-control?




MEANWHILE: There's some talk about making Trump crazy:

AND: Here's where Trump is calling them "crazy":

ALSO: It sure seems to me as though Biden calls that man "fat." Why is Biden yelling at that guy? He's asking a question that Biden should be prepared to answer briskly and soundly. There's zero reason to go off on the man.

PLUS: Biden did the same thing back in 1988 — challenged a citizen interlocutor to an IQ test:

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BADuBois said...

Some commentators are saying Biden called the gentleman "Fat"... I've listened a few times and it's not entirely clear.

But still... Trump is fortunate in the quality of his adversaries, that's for sure.

Beasts of England said...

Why are they so on edge? I can’t figure it out... 😜

Lucid-Ideas said...

"Raised Catholic"
"Supports Abortion"

I know the Pope's not actually Catholic right now, but pick one.

Aunty Trump said...

Remember the “Mole” scene in Austin Powers?

J. Farmer said...

Has Biden forgotten that he derailed his first presidential campaign after challenging a questioner to an IQ test?

Lucid-Ideas said...

Since people are putting words in other people's mouths, I'll get in the game...

"Don't use that word with me. 'Hate'. We don't hate anyone"

Except all fetuses that aren't catholic.

"But you're not catholic until you're baptized?"

Well there you go.

Aunty Trump said...

" I've listened a few times and it's not entirely clear.”

Watch the kid in the back listening live with young sharp ears crack up when he says it. Top center. Not to mention that Biden goes on about it more, giving fitness advice. You seem pretty highly motivated to not see it.

J. Farmer said...

"Donald Trump is not going to be President of the United States. Take it to the bank, I guarantee it."

-Nancy Pelosi

Aunty Trump said...

"Has Biden forgotten that he derailed his first presidential campaign after challenging a questioner to an IQ test?”

Well, he has had open brain surgery since then for an aneurism, so those cells might well be gone or out of commission.

Lucid-Ideas said...

@J. Farmer

Someone should pull a 'Warren' on him and take him up on it. He's got 1/1024th of a full deck of cards.

Aunty Trump said...

The thing is that if his IQ was really as high as he claims, it would be obvious to him that the test would prove nothing about the matter at hand. If this scenario were formatted as an IQ test question, Biden would get it wrong.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

If it weren't for the fact that these geriatric psychos are in charge and want to seize even more power over our lives.....I would feel sorry for them. At their age and with their obvious infirmities plus cognative decline, they should be resting and enjoying what little is left of their lives.

Joe doesn't know where he is or what he is saying. Rambling on about weird things like his hairy legs. Nancy can barely string three words together.

I should feel sorry for them. I just wish they would fade away. Get OFF the stage already!!!

Francisco D said...

Dear Santa,

Here is my Christmas gift list:

1. Make Joe Biden the Democrat nominee for POTUS;

2. That's all.

Lucid-Ideas said...

"There's zero reason to go off on that man"

Not if his question is pointedly asking about the cognitive dissonance involving his son, his work in Ukraine, his $80k/month job there, and his baby-mama drama with his brother's wife and a DC stripper.

Thems questions 'er fightin' words!

Aunty Trump said...

That Trump video has the shit edited out of it. When that was done to Pelosi, didn’t they hunt down the fork lift operator who made it?

Shouting Thomas said...

The Catholic Church is so confused and at odds with itself that arguments about who's properly Catholic are moot.

I'm Catholic, and I've been a Church musician most of my life (although I'm playing now for another denomination).

Vatican II has, over the long haul, been a suicide pact for the Church. Who's Catholic because they want the theology to be hip and relevant? Catholics want mystery, ceremony, ritual and connection to the centuries old traditions of the Church. Deep sixing the Latin Mass was a disaster.

Even on abortion, the Church is divided and confused. The Church is in the midst of a long retreat, closing parishes and bleeding congregations and priests. The pedophile scandal has emptied out many parishes and forced the sale of many properties.

Howard said...

Yeah that wasn't unhinged she was making her point very strongly and passionately don't fuk with Nancy. She sounded a whole lot more sure of herself speaking off-the-cuff and with a little piss and vinegar than she did on her prepared remarks this morning.

Balfegor said...

I haven't watched the clip, but is Biden really going back to the "I have a higher IQ than you" well? Is he going to start lying about his class rank in school again? You'd think after having his first presidential campaign collapse 30 years ago because he made a laughing stock of himself with that kind of thing, his aides would have impressed on him the importance of exercising self control in public.

That said, I think he gets excited about Burisma because (1) it involves his son, whom I am sure he loves, but also seems to get into a lot of problems, and (2) because deep down, he knows it looks really sleazy, even if there was no actual quid pro quo, and Shokin's firing was not connected to his son getting hired to serve on the board of a company under investigation. He was apparently dismissive of anyone who dared to point out the glaring and obvious conflict of interest back when he was the VP, too, so it's not surprising he can't help but snap at ordinary voters when they raise it to him face to face.

Darrell said...

Malarkey Joe meets the Malarkey Press.

h said...

It's clear to me that BIden calls the man "fat". I think he was starting to call him "fatso" but caught himself half way through the word.

Mattman26 said...

Remember when Rogan and Taibbi were laughing a week or two ago about Trump being "the asshole king?" I think Biden may be trying to top him.

Birkel said...

Pretty sure Biden is going to tell somebody not to call his bluff.

stevew said...

Hmmm, the pressure is having an effect.

Aunty Trump said...

Oh yeah, and Schiff says that Giuliani called the OMB, not true, it turns out. I used to work for phone companies, and those kinds of attributions of phone numbers to departments are error prone to say the least. Maybe the first day a phone system goes in and numbers are assigned, it would work according to Hoyle, but the entropy hits those kinds of numbering plans very quickly. Especially now, when numbers easily move around with a person and can be reassigned with a couple key strokes, rather than sending a technician with wire stripers and a screwdriver into a closet somewhere.

Railroading a defendant isn’t as easy as it used to be. We are not talking about Kamala Harris railroading some drug defendant in California, this is the POTUS, and he has cards to play and weapons at his disposal too.

Balfegor said...

Incidentally, if he's the nominee, Republicans activists should heckle him by screaming "Malarkey, malarkey" at him. Especially if he's going to try and brand himself with -- of all words -- "Malarkey." What's next? Hornswoggle?

Aunty Trump said...

Schiff subpoenaed AT&T, but the WH is the only entity that really knows where those numbers go. What a screwup. And that was part of his case!

Bay Area Guy said...

"Grandpa Simpson" is the best new nickname for Slow Joe Biden. And that's no malarkey!

Aunty Trump said...

"What's next? Hornswoggle?”

Whippersnapper.

Skeptical Voter said...

Biden as usual steps on his trope. (Hey this is a family blog). "Ill informed" really means "ignorant". Okay, I'll spot you Trump's "ignorance"--after all he really doesn't know how they have always done things in Washington---which is why the swamp people have their collective knickers in very tight knots.


But as Joe sneaks up on "ignorant"--he ignores the fact (particularly applicable to Biden) that "Ignorance can be cured, but stupid is forever". And Slow Joe, putting it charitably, is stupid.

Lucid-Ideas said...

Welp, I'm off to class, but I'm calling it. Biden will not be the nominee. Screencap this. He is too volatile. The guy he went after was a DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTER.

Yesterday I commented that his team have got to be shaking in their respective boots about him shaking a baby while kissing hands, and today you've got this...

He is a collosal gaffe-machine of epic proportions. They've known this since forever. Maybe they thought they could control it or get a handle on it or the presidential aspiration would even him out and make him 'more presidential'. That has got to be dead. That guy asking that question in that setting his proof positive there's Dems out there asking he needs to solve and answer these problems or he's GOT problems and he snaps at the guy, calls him fat, and challenges him to push-ups.

Screencap this.

Lucid-Ideas said...

...And I'm not saying because of this one incident. I'm saying because of incidents in the future to craptastic to realize. They just haven't happened yet.

Hagar said...

Pelosi does have a problem controlling her jaw. Wonder if she has had a slight stroke?

Clyde said...

This one's for Joe 'n' Nancy:

Inmates (We're All Crazy) - Alice Cooper

Amadeus 48 said...

They are all crazy, but it appears to me that Trump is crazy like a fox. The others, not so much...they are just crazy.

Drezner reads Trump completely wrong. No matter what anyone says about him, he has heard it before. He doesn't care. It gives him an excuse to say something true, but mocking about the other person.

gerry said...

I can hardly wait for a caning in the Senate.

Francisco D said...

She sounded a whole lot more sure of herself speaking off-the-cuff and with a little piss and vinegar than she did on her prepared remarks this morning.

She is such a sweet thing. Her heart is full of love and she prays for her political opponents every morning.

Hmmm... If Trump is guilty of something (to be determined) for asking Zelensky to look into a political opponent, what is Pelosi guilty of for asking God to look into Trump's heart?

Not a Catholic, asking for a friend.

doctrev said...

They're going back to the 2016 strategy of insults, and the 1998 strategy of impeaching an increasingly popular President.

If they had bothered to come up with a quality trade deal, or even sane candidates, they'd have a shot. Now the quality of the Democrats is LESS than 2016. They're doomed.

Clyde said...

Haven't listened to that one in ages, but it seemed apropos.

Arashi said...

Biden is senile and Pelosi suffers from an excess use of botox and alcohol.

Dang, we are just so blessed to have such wonderful folks in government.

Shouting Thomas said...

It's war now.

A fight to the finish between two heavyweights.

My bet is on Trump to survive and win re-election.

I'll be voting for him in 2020. Best president since Reagan.

Bay Area Guy said...

I dunno, I find it pretty weird that Nancy-Pants keeps telling us she is "praying for the President." She has said this, publicly, several times:

1. May 23, 2019 - "“Again, I pray for the president of the United States,” Pelosi said Thursday on Capitol Hill. “I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.”

2. Sep 30, 2019 - “I pray for the safety of his family — wish he would pray for the safety of other families and do something on guns — but I also pray that God will illuminate him to see right from wrong,” Pelosi said.

3. October 19, 2019 - “Now we have to pray for his health, because this was a very serious meltdown on the part of the president,” she said.

Nancy-Pants -- please stop fucking "praying" for the President, you disingenuous little rascal!

Hagar said...

I don't think Pelosi is crazy. She is loyally carrying out the commands of her "leadership" though believing they are taking her Party over the cliff. No wonder she is stressed.

Aunty Trump said...

This one of Nadler might be too sad to front page. He should step down to get some rest and spend some time with his family. I mean that sincerely. This came from another thread, but since we are doing bizarre video, and this just happened yesterday.

https://twitter.com/DigitalForests/status/1202473717823090693

Mattman26 said...

Challenging people (especially voters) to IQ comparisons is just such shitty form.

At least the first time (the old clip that Ann added), the guy was clearly challenging Biden's smarts (where did you go to law school, where did you place in your class), but this guy? He was basically asking a tough question that was the one freaking thing you would think Biden should be ready to address in some fashion other than "You lazy stupid fat couch potato, wanna wrestle?"

rehajm said...

The lunacy of these characters- what a mess. If only there were an experienced, steady hand to emerge that they could all rally behind...

Unrelated: Hillary Clinton shares are up 33% to 9 cents on Predictit. Half as much as Warren but Hillary isn’t even running!

Bay Area Guy said...

"Challenging people (especially voters) to IQ comparisons is just such shitty form"

Agreed. It'd be like challenging Congressman Nadler to a pie-eating contest.

Howard said...

it's a war now Shouting Thomas is going to run away and let other people fight it for him while he stays at home and bangs soldiers girlfriends

TJM said...

and the Libtards call President Trump "unpresidential" but overlook Biden's angry and loony outbursts. Pelosi is just a mental midget married to a very wealthy man

Shouting Thomas said...

it's a war now Shouting Thomas is going to run away and let other people fight it for him while he stays at home and bangs soldiers girlfriends

Glory Hole Howard will be falling on grenades in the bathhouse for the duration.

At least I like girls, Howie.

Shouting Thomas said...

I hope you brushed your teeth after last night, Howie.

That dick stench can really put people off.

Aunty Trump said...

The FBI is investigating the delivery — via the mail — of a terroristic threat to a McMinnville couple who are suing the brother of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Knox News has confirmed.

Insty is right! The writers are throwing everything in this season!

Aunty Trump said...

My dad used to love Edgar Casey and Jean Dixon, and he told me this day was coming!

gspencer said...

"to get attention in the Era of Twitter or are they really this unsteady and short on self-control?"

The latter.

Ds for the most part have never been challenged or brought to account. They've been so protected by the MSM.

Their true characters are being revealed.

Sebastian said...

"Is this ludicrous theatricality as a cynical tactic to get attention in the Era of Twitter or are they really this unsteady and short on self-control?"

It's so surprising! Who would have thought! It's sad!

But this is getting a little old. What reason did anyone have to think they are steady and capable of exercising self-control when pressed hard?

"Why is Biden yelling at that guy? He's asking a question that Biden should be compared to answer briskly and soundly. There's zero reason to go off on the man."

There is zero reason! It's so sad he does this! Why, oh why, can't politicians be better?

But reason, schmeason. Why are you asking questions about Biden as if we are dealing with a reasonable human being who wants to act in good faith? It's so sad you still do this!

Martha said...

It's clear to me that BIden calls the man "fat".

Biden was starting to call him "FAT ASS” but forgot what he was talking about mid sentence so he left us hanging with just “FAT”.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Hey Howard is Catching!

Bay Area Guy said...
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Phil said...

I'd love to hear the question that set off Nancy.

Bay Area Guy said...

The Biden confrontation is hysterical. Is there anyone in that room under the age of 80? Clearly, the "No Malarkey" bus tour was delayed getting to the early bird dinner special at Denny's, making both Biden and the crowd tired and grumpy.

Swede said...

LOL!

Good little Catholic girl Pelosi is offended that somebody would dare ask if she hates Trump.

No, she doesn't hate Trump. Because good little Catholic girls don't hate. They love people.

And abortions.

TJM said...

Has Howard replaced our other resident Idiot, Inga? Nothing he says makes any sense and he is fact challenged in an extraordinary way.

ps:

I generally only attend the Latin Mass, "brand X" is just a group hug and boring

mccullough said...

If Bernie Sanders weren’t such a pussy, he’d have confronted Biden about this corruption in the debates.

Actually, they are all pussies. Biden’s coke head kid who couldn’t point Ukraine out on a map gets millions from there.

There is no explanation for this. None.

Quayle said...

These kinds of things strike me as symptoms of the advanced stages of excessive pride.

mccullough said...

Pelosi is losing. Trump is kicking her ass with both feet.

This is how losers act. They lash out.

J. Farmer said...

As a general rule of thumb, whenever someone starts referencing their IQ, it's a sign of deep insecurity.

J. Farmer said...

p.s. Not to mention such a dumb debating tactic. Does Biden honestly expect us to believe that if he met someone with a higher IQ than himself, he would simply believe whatever that person had to say?

mccullough said...

We know how Biden’s kids make money.

How do Pelosi’s kids? Who pays them?

She’s starting to worry now about this.

FWBuff said...

I'm impressed by Joe Biden! He has a lot more hair in 2019 than he did in 1988!

Shouting Thomas said...

Maybe the Democrats are nervous.

After all, they're investigating Trump for what Biden and his son have bragged about doing, extorting and bribing a foreign government.

Although the Democratic media are struggling mightily to cover this by pinning it on Trump, the Democrats might be a little worried that their cockeyed story will far apart under serious examination.

Francisco D said...

Has Howard replaced our other resident Idiot, Inga? Nothing he says makes any sense and he is fact challenged in an extraordinary way.

Yes he has. He is almost as lousy at trolling as the one-who-shall-not-be-named.

Sometimes it can be fun to engage in very limited dialogue with him, but it's better to ignore the puerile insults drunken ravings. That's a hint ST.

whitney said...

People talk about Trump having a thin skin but it's definitely true with Biden.

Francisco D said...

As a general rule of thumb, whenever someone starts referencing their IQ, it's a sign of deep insecurity.

It is also a sign of deep ignorance, since they often use numbers that refer to the not-often-used Stanford-Benet test rather than the much more common WAIS.

Aunty Trump said...

The power of a Jedi was to understand the needs of the plot and have faith in the plot. Same thing works to win matches in the WWF, just saying.

Phidippus said...

I agree with Shouting Thomas @4:09 PM. Though I am not any sort of religious believer, my family was RC and I was raised that way. Hence, I always used to think of the Church as the ultimate conservative, even reactionary organization. In the old days, they really didn't think that their job was to be popular or that their teaching needed to be easy on the human ego. I respected them for that. It was their brand proposition and it was unique. There were other churches if you wanted an easier ride.

Nowadays, if I believed in the supernatural, I'd say it looks like they've been taken over by the Principalities of The Air, working through their front organization, the Lavender Mafia, with Comrade Frank being the capo. The buggery scandal continues apace while Frank is making nice with the PRC and their state-run pseudo-church. This is not a good look.

I guess we'll see by and by whether or not the Church is the Mystical Body of Christ, or just another corrupt human institution.

Aunty Trump said...

Howard is a pretty good troll, don’t sell him short. Don’t fall for him because he looks easy to beat. His scoring system is different than yours. You are trying to win the popular vote and he is trying to win the electoral college... metaphorically.

Phidippus said...

Howard has appointed himself as the official Althouse Blog Troll.

It's a negative contribution, but seems to be the only kind he has to offer.

J. Farmer said...

@Francisco D:

It is also a sign of deep ignorance, since they often use numbers that refer to the not-often-used Stanford-Benet test rather than the much more common WAIS.

I doubt it is even that deep. I would be surprised if Biden even actually knew his full scale score, but even if he did, it wouldn't really matter much if it was from the Stanford-Binet or the Wechsler. You could even make an argument that it would be better coming from the Stanford-Binet, since there have long been concerns that the Wecshler underestimates intellectual disability. The Standford-Binet also has lower minimum scores than the Wechsler.

Aunty Trump said...

"Not to mention such a dumb debating tactic. Does Biden honestly expect us to believe that if he met someone with a higher IQ than himself, he would simply believe whatever that person had to say?”

Like I said, if you formatted this scenario as an IQ question, Biden would get it wrong.

Leland said...

Perhaps they are trying to detract from the story of how Schiff got ahold of John Solomon's phone records. Whether by subpoena or other means; it seems like this innocent civilian had their rights violated by a member of Congress.

J. Farmer said...

@Skylark:

His scoring system is different than yours. You are trying to win the popular vote and he is trying to win the electoral college... metaphorically.

Ha. Good metaphor. And I agree. Howard is a bit slippery to pin down, which alone makes him intriguing and occasionally a good foil.

madAsHell said...

I had the sound turned down, but did she say "Look at my new Rolex!!" or was it "Kiss my Rolex"?

Original Mike said...

"It's clear to me that BIden calls the man "fat". I think he was starting to call him "fatso" but caught himself half way through the word."

He was going to call him fat-something. The 'fat' part is clearly spoken, then he cuts it off.

But my biggest problem with this is Biden's claim that no one has ever claimed he and Hunter did anything wrong. How can he say that?

Amadeus 48 said...

This is WWIII. Is anyone neutral? Well, maybe Switzerland and Sweden. Do we want to be like them?

Biden looks embalmed and is lurching around on old, old adrenaline. Expect him to collapse in a twitching heap. Pelosi is...feeling the stress. Nadler and Schiff--Tweedledum and Tweedledummer. The American press: revealed shamelessly engaged in propping up the Democrat party line...but also revealed as powerless to drive the story. What they are selling America is not buying.

Trump is in a mess of his own making. He has been his own messenger recently, which is a bad isdea. But it is also a bad idea to have presidential conversations leaked. He has never had a lot of visibly good people around him until he became president. Take a good, hard look at Michael Cohen, and tell me what you think. There are a lot of lawyers who comment on this blog. Would you want pre-presidential DJT as a client? I wouldn't.

Trump has shown that he is a fast learner, and he has some first rate people in his administration now (Barr, Pompeo, Mulvaney, Kudlow). He has allies in the House and Senate. He has the possibility of leading the GOP to a historic victory in 2020. He just needs to stay steady. He will tweet every day. It's part of his brand. He needs to make the tweets count.

Someone once asked me what was the single best piece of advice I could give to a young lawyer. I said, try to compromise beforehand in a way that makes sense for both parties, but when the battle is joined, when you get your opponent down, if he doesn't yield, make sure you kill him. Nothing good will come from letting him up or merely wounding him.

tim maguire said...

Pelosi’s not crazy, she’s a very canny politician walking a tightrope with a lot of balls in the air. It’s no simple job holding the House together when so many members have suicidal tendencies. But she sounded like she was struggling in that clip. Her frustration levels must be through the roof.

stevew said...

Fish don't know they're wet, dumb people don't know they're dumb. Really smart people question themselves and their thinking all the time. Not to say they are humble, but they, through their intelligence and experience, know that they don't know it all. And, as Farmer says, they don't brag about their IQ or their Mensa membership.

Danno said...

The simple answer for Biden is this. He thinks he is the blue-collar tough guy from Scranton, PA and nobody messes with him.

Aunty Trump said...

"when you get your opponent down, if he doesn't yield, make sure you kill him. Nothing good will come from letting him up or merely wounding him. “

Are you Gordon Bombay?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

The thing that Biden does which is troubling and very very juvenile, is that when he is challenged he goes into some sort of junior high school mode of trying to get physical.

Wants to punch Trump. Take him behind the bleachers and kick his ass. Challenge an 83 year old to do pushups...MAN..... He uses the language of a teenager. He reverts to chest thumping and flexing. Tells us how he was a bigger bad ass than some guy named Corn Pop. Seriously. Corn Pop???

I know that older people and especially those with dementia tend to live in the past.

Can we really as a country afford this type of malarkey and poppycock from our politicians. :-)

I think not.

n.n said...

did she say "Look at my new Rolex!!" or was it "Kiss my Rolex"?

Bow down before the one you serve.

n.n said...

Seinfeld Clip - Jerry And The Mendelbaums

It's go time. Biden! Biden! Biden!

gspencer said...

Hmmmm, could it be that old Joe never read How to Win Friends and Influence People?

It’s possible since it only came out in print in 1936.

Don Draper, “Yes, Sterling Cooper’s best advice for improving your bottom line is to insult both your customers and your would-be customers. And when they ask questions about your products, make sure your salesmen approach them in an intimidating way. Then, when they’re in the customer’s face, challenge them. You’ll corner the market in no time.”

"Oh, and another thing. Be sure to call your customer a liar. They’ll appreciate it. Really, they will. And if you call them a “damn liar,” they’ll be buying your products until the day they die.”

rcocean said...

Pelosi is so used to getting softball questions from the DNC media, that even the mildest of "tough" questions makes her go crazy. Calling a Catholic, "hateful" is verboten? Where does that comes from? And when did "Kill the unborn" Pelosi become a pillar of the Catholic Church?

As Joe, he's always been this way. Its just, nobody really cared before. Do we even have to consider that if Joe Biden is in better shape then a random old man, it doesn't prove he's fit and young enough to be President?

Honest to God, if Biden's nominated, he'll be challenging Trump to a fist-fight in the First Debate.

Kevin said...

Shorter Dems: Hunter Biden did nothing. And why is Rudy still in the Ukraine poking around?

Bob Boyd said...

What right does a voter have to ask Biden a question journalists won't even ask?
The guy obviously lacks upper body strength or he'd know better. Nobody has said that. Nobody The guy should count himself lucky his IQ called into question as well. Biden took it easy on him.

rcocean said...

Preview of coming attractions. Fall 2020:

"Shut your mouth Trump,, stop talking about my son or I'll pound you." Drops microphone. Gets off from behind lectern. "OK Trump - Its Go Time"

Aunty Trump said...

Biden should have called the man a spoony and a shabaroon. He would have won Twittter for a week.

gspencer said...

"I'm impressed by Joe Biden! He has a lot more hair in 2019 than he did in 1988!"

That's the work of the Doctor. "Doctor" Jill Biden.

Glammed-Up Jill is her best and most accurate descriptor; she’s all show, no substance. Like Joe. Because of her looks (God-given, not the result of her efforts) she tried her hand at modeling (deep, meaningful stuff, if you peons don’t understand important things), indicating that style and looks are all-important to her. This would explain why Joe has become all-Hollywood (the hair plugs, the chi-chi clothing, the teeth, the Botox, the aviator sunglasses, the Amani shirts with two undone buttons).

rcocean said...

Just remember. Joe Biden is 77 years old. He is the former VP. He was in the Senate for 35 years. Amazing.

n.n said...

And one to celebrate impeachment...

Happy Festivus!

J. Farmer said...

Honest to God, if Biden's nominated, he'll be challenging Trump to a fist-fight in the First Debate.

I'd tune in for that! Two septuagenarians throwing punches. What's not to love.

Amadeus 48 said...

"Are you Gordon Bombay?"

Actually, I never saw that movie. I had to look him up.

Now, ask me if I always practiced what I preached.

(Answer: Naw! But it was a good place to start. We want that sucker on the ground!)

Francisco D said...

Calling a Catholic, "hateful" is verboten?

James Rosen didn't call her hateful. He merely asked if she hated Trump.

Her little "Good Catholic" soliloquy was a tell.

rcocean said...

Joe Biden can't play the "We can't trust Trump as C-in-C", because we're at peace and doing pretty well with Trump. The whole "Trump is crazy - he'll get us in a war" only works when you haven't been President.

Sebastian said...

Unlike you cynics, I take Pelosi at her word. I am sure she has a lot of love in her heart. For example, I believe she loves Trump as much as she does the unborn.

rcocean said...

"I'd tune in for that! Two septuagenarians throwing punches. What's not to love."

Whoever wins the "trial by Combat" is President.

Lloyd W. Robertson said...

I love that old video of Joe lying about his law school record.

The follow-up:
“It’s so easy to make things look like there’s something sinister about them,” he said. “I guess every single word I’ve said is going to be dissected now.”

Of his class ranking in law school, he said, “I exaggerate when I’m angry, but I’ve never gone around telling people things that aren’t true about me.”

Asked if his candidacy would survive the accusations, Biden said: “I think if I can get by the next week, I can pull out of this. If I can just get my story across."

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-09-21-mn-6104-story.html

Bay Area Guy said...

From one old loser to another -- John Kerry endorses Biden.

Maybe, Michael Dukakis will resurface for an endorsement soon. I think he's still alive.

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Aunty Trump said...

Kerry is another one who will be quite relieved when all of this poking around in Ukraine comes to an end.

Francisco D said...

Two septuagenarians throwing punches. What's not to love.

Biden may be incontinent. If he wears a dark suit, nobody will notice.

I am reminded of the fight scene in Robin and Marian when an old, tired Sean Connery fought the old, tired Sheriff of Nottingham.

Amadeus 48 said...

Dr. Jill Biden has the impressive Doctor of Education degree. That's why she, like all other Ed.Ds, insists on being referred to as "Dr."

Original Mike said...

"Dr. Jill Biden has the impressive Doctor of Education degree."

LOL. I assumed she was an MD.

Amadeus 48 said...

I give Biden 60 days until he collapses. That will be Feb 3 or before.

He looks terrible.

Amadeus 48 said...

"LOL. I assumed she was an MD."

So many have. That's why she and others do it. I thought she might be a Ph.D. Imagine my surprise.

Wince said...

I think Biden was going to say "fatso" rather than fat ass. Fatso is contemporaneous with malarky.

Remember, Biden fancies himself a tough guy in all these situations. Like Dirty Harry to his partner when he's about to torture a suspect.

"Go on out and get some air, fatso."

Bob Boyd said...

Pelosi and Biden both exhibit a perverse sense of entitlement in these clips. They behave as though their motives are beyond question.
Maybe they're right.

Spiros said...

Jay Nordlinger's "Children of Monsters” examines the lives of the children of twenty brutal dictators. Nicolae Ceaușescu was the Romanian dictator from 1947 to 1989. His son, Nicu, "was an out-of-control drunk and a rapist. He raped at will . . . he was the type who could run red lights and kill people in the process — with total impunity.” These kids don't emerge unscathed. They're all marked in some way. So maybe it's impossible for Hunter Biden or George W. Bush or Richard M. Daley or the Kennedys or whoever to be anything other than dirtbag trash?

Disclaimer: Ceausescu's other kid, Valentin, has lived blamelessly and he's a physicist. Not bad! But Valentin was adopted, so who knows...

Amadeus 48 said...

There was a lot of malarkey flying around that room. Joe is full of malarkey.

I have always counted it in Biden's favor that he recognized his father's demons and became a teetotaler. But, man! He acts like he drinks. A lot.

Wince said...

Skylark said...
That Trump video has the shit edited out of it. When that was done to Pelosi, didn’t they hunt down the fork lift operator who made it?

Yep, big time.

Beside the manipulative editing detracting from the ad's persuasive power, the ad actually plays into Trump's theme that Biden is a bought and paid for globalist.

narciso said...


Do they do any original reporting


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kdVKGLl0wyk

wild chicken said...

when an old, tired Sean Connery fought the old, tired Sheriff of Nottingham.


Great movie IMHO.

Tommy Duncan said...

gspencer said: "...Joe has become all-Hollywood (the hair plugs, the chi-chi clothing, the teeth, the Botox, the aviator sunglasses, the Amani shirts with two undone buttons."

I had a neighbor who fit that description. He wore overpowering cologne. I tried to stay up wind at social events.

Ken B said...

Things Biden didn’t say.

Look, tubby.
Look, butterball.
Look, blimp.
Look, jelly-belly.
Look, whale.

Pretty polite really, when you consider the alternative fats.

Amadeus 48 said...

"So maybe it's impossible for Hunter Biden or George W. Bush or Richard M. Daley or the Kennedys or whoever to be anything other than dirtbag trash?"

Non-sequitur! None of those men were raised by brutal dictators. Dictator wannabes, maybe, but not really.

Spiros--why don't you go off to Romania, investigate, and report back to us?

Ray - SoCal said...

The reporter Pelosi snapped at was James Rosen. He was wire tapped by the Obama administration, and was with Fox, and is now with Sinclair broadcasting.

For the Biden video of Trump, seems like a lot of projection on being laughed at.

Pelosi is not doing well with her image / impeachment fight with Trump. Trump revels in this type of pig wrestling in the mud.

The impeachment debacle is hurting the Democrats a lot more, and the US people appreciate the underdog and a fighter. And they dislike bullies, and Pelosi and her allies are coming off as bullies that are abusing the process to get Trump, and losing the narrative on having the high ground. Trump is coming off as the reasonable, non crazy one. Who would have thought!

172 Federal Judges appointed by Trump have now been confirmed.

narciso said...

On bidens watch, ukraine was invaded, heavy boosters were sent to north korea, islands began building in the china straits,

Wince said...

Next, Biden accuses Fats Domino of being "complicit with Russian meddling".

narciso said...

Those are just some successes to come ill be merciful and not bring up the rise ofislamic state.

Aunty Trump said...

I used to think Pelosi and Trump were the grownups. Now it looks like it’s just Trump.

Aunty Trump said...

President Donald Trump’s approval rating hit 52% on Thursday. Despite 96% negative headlines from the fake news mainstream media, and continued sham impeachment hearings President Trump’s approval rating soared on Thursday.. - gateway pundit

Not to mention three separate polls by three separate outfits put Trump’s support among black Americans at 33 to 34 percent.

Andrew said...

I just wish the man asking Biden the questions had agreed to the push-up duel. If the man had dropped down, done 25 push-ups, and thrown in a few jumping jacks, he could have then said, "Your turn, you f'g asshole."

The Vault Dweller said...

Wow looks like Nancy Pelosi really hates that reporter.

Big Mike said...

I think impeachment has been a disaster for Sleepy Joe. Before the impeachment fiasco, would that guy even know that Biden has a son named Hunter?

Howard said...

So Swede was right on the other thread. You cucks are hypersensitive to all the fat jokes. I guess Biden has found your center of gravity. How's that high protein keto diet working for you? you know the one that is recommended by the blog father Glenn Reynolds. The type of diet that is responsible for low testosterone and ED.



Richard said...

It occurs to me that Mister Frank was wearing an invisible, but tangible, pussy hat way before it was fashionable. Boils down to: I'm smarter than you, bub-----and bub takes it like a...

bagoh20 said...

It takes the modern Democrats to make Trump look like the normal one. They made him the stable genius he always imagined he was. He has some kind of super power that make his enimies self-destruct. "I mean, that's a storybook, man."

bagoh20 said...

If Biden loses the fat vote, he's toast in this country.

Ken B said...

Howard
I am LOVING the fat jokes. I can laugh at myself for being fat, and I can laugh at Biden for being stupid, and I can laugh at you for not getting the point, all at the same time.

Ken B said...

Bagoh20
Mmmm, toast!

Bob Boyd said...

Why Jack Lalanne didn't become President I'll never understand.

Bay Area Guy said...

"You cucks are hypersensitive to all the fat jokes."

Howard, this thread is not about Jerry Nadler!

bagoh20 said...

It's not just Pelosi and Biden either. Look at the whole field. I'm expecting Jack Nickolson to show up with boat and take them all for a ride.

Paul Zrimsek said...

The Fox reporter was perhaps unfamiliar with the peculiar left-liberal usage of the word "hate". To them, it does not refer to the ordinary human emotion to which we are all subject occasionally, but rather to a fatal character flaw of which THEY are guilty and WE are not.

bagoh20 said...

Is Nurse Ratchet on vacation or what?

Howard said...

That's the spirit!

Spiros said...

When Donald Trump blasted a man he thought was a heckler for having a "serious weight problem," the fake news media was all over him!!! But Creepy Joe gets a pass. Bullsh*t.

narciso said...

I think Pelosi was waiting for demille to call her for Duesenberg, I'll consider any character Jessica walters has played in the last 20 years

Spiros said...

Trump also gets plenty of flak for referring to a couple different women as "Miss Piggy."

bagoh20 said...

I see that thing about the word hate all the time with people. They will go off attacking someone in the most sever way, and then if you ask why they hate them so much, they get offended by the implication that they could hate anyone. I don't know what else you would call it. It's way past dislike, and it's well beyond my expressions toward people I actually do hate. I hate some people, and I can admit it. I hate Pelosi, I hate Nadler, but I really hate Schiff. He's kind of special - somewhere between that creepy porn lawyer Avenatti and Hitler.

Nichevo said...


Howard said...
it's a war now Shouting Thomas is going to run away and let other people fight it for him while he stays at home and bangs soldiers girlfriends


Somebody's got to do it. I thought that's how you got children of your own.

bagoh20 said...

All the guy did was ask the very question everybody wants to ask Biden. Is Biden really not prepared to answer that. At least have a good lie or deflection locked and loaded at this point, but attack the questioner? That's not gonna work for long, and definitely not on Trump in the general.

If Hunter got that nice gig when dad was Vice President, imagine what he'll get if dad is the Commander in Chief! He may become CEO of Google or pilot the first trip to Mars, or both!

narciso said...

now biden is trying for his yeargh moment, but that was unexpected,


http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=384621

Bob Boyd said...

Hunter could be Joe's drug czar.

Thuglawlibrarian said...

Years ago, I used to work in an academic law library at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. Senator Joe Biden taught a Con Law class as an adjunct there. One of my law student workers took the class. This kid was very liberal but he still said that Joe made the class all about himself - Biden would repeatedly say that he single-handedly saved the country from President Ronald Reagan and President GHW Bush on numerous occasions. He described Biden as a blowhard.

bagoh20 said...

"He described Biden as a blowhard."

Yea, but that guy was fat.

stlcdr said...

Please let it be Biden. Please let it be Biden...

gilbar said...

Serious Question

Phidippus said...Howard has appointed himself as the official Althouse Blog Troll.

IN THAT CASE... WHERE ARE OUR COOKIES!!! I WANT SOME TROLL HOUSE COOKIES!!!!
Howard? Get baking!
2/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar,
1 tbs REAL vanilla,
1/2 tsp salt, all stirred in

1 cup flour,
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda, all mixed together, then stirred into above

pour into baking dish, and cover with choco chips
bake @350 for 25 minutes.. Serve warm

GET COOKING HOWARD! WE WANT OUR TROLL HOUSE COOKIES!!!

bagoh20 said...

Joe: Hey buddy, you're a damned liar, and pretty fat. My son could help you. He uses a wonder drug for weight loss, and it's readily available in even the worst parts of town.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

She should be denied communion.

bagoh20 said...

Joe is the most entertaining one on that side. I too hope it's Joe. It's gonna be hilarious. I just hope it doesn't get sad, which is what I actually expect to happen. He's not well.

"Oh yea, asshole? Let do some push-ups right now!"

Joe is the Barney Fife of politics.

Chuck said...

This story, when it came up today, was informative inasmuch as it got me to look up who hired James Rosen after he was broomed at Fox for multiple claims of sexual harassment. Man, what it must require to get fired from Fox for that.

Anyway, the answer to, “So did Rosen then get another job?”, was, of course... “Sinclair.”

MarkJ said...

"Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair...."

Memo for Schiff & Co.: If a President is all but begging you to impeach him that tells me:

1. He knows you've got nothing.
2. He knows he'll be acquitted.
3. He knows s**t you don't know.
4. He knows s**t you do know.
5. He knows s**t you haven't even begun to think about knowing.
6. He knows s**t you think you know but really don't know.

Another Fred said...

"What's next? Hornswoggle?”

Skedaddle. As in “Joe will have to skedaddle after Iowa.”

Aunty Trump said...

I am not offended by the fat joke, what I think is funny is that Biden couldn’t suppress it.

Mole!

Fat Bastard is never far away!

Howard said...

Okay I've officially had enough of this disrespect. I'm putting all of you on report.

The secret to Howard's famous troll house cookies is instead of two sticks of butter, substitute one stick with bacon grease. Lard or Crisco works in a pinch.

Michael K said...

I for one think it is hilarious that Biden is calling Democrat voters fat and Sparticus is calling them racist.

Howard is just drunk trolling again.

Howard said...

You got that wrong, Doc. I'm cold stoned sober right now.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

DBQ ...If it weren't for the fact that these geriatric psychos are in charge and want to seize even more power over our lives.....I would feel sorry for them.

Amen to that.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

It's for the children! I'm a Catholic! How dare you!
Fatty!

I love it.


Lurker21 said...

bagoh20 said...
I see that thing about the word hate all the time with people. They will go off attacking someone in the most sever way, and then if you ask why they hate them so much, they get offended by the implication that they could hate anyone. I don't know what else you would call it.


Sure. You used to read articles about class, America's unacknowledged dirty secret. It seems incredible now that not so long ago many people thought America didn't have social and economic classes, but they did.

Nowadays, hate is our dirty secret. People hate all the time on the internet, but they won't acknowledge it as hate. Maybe it would be better to just dump the word and talk about animosity or antipathy or aversion. There does seem to be a distinction between the usual political opposition and actual hatred, but sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference.

404 Page Not Found said...

Can you imagine Trump debating Joe Biden? It wouldn't be pretty.

I think Biden would end up challenging Trump to a fist fight, on national TV.

PackerBronco said...

I don't think that ad against Trump is as effective as you think it is. Most people are quite happy with telling the rest of the world to go 'f itself if they don't like the President or Americans.

bagoh20 said...

I agree, Packer. The problem with ad is the same as the overall problem for the Dems. You can't tell people the President is incompetent when they see the best economy ever, trading partners being owned for the first time, ISIS beaten, paychecks rising, jobs everywhere for everyone, and the opposition trying to stop all that. It's just a bogus claim on it's face to Trumpers and independents.

bagoh20 said...

Things have gotten so ridiculous that I would not be surprised if a physical fight broke out on stage at a debate in this campaign. It would ice the cake perfectly.

William said...

The subtext of the videos is that Pelosi and Biden are far, far older than Trump. Nadler too. Nadler used to be extremely fat, but since he's had that stomach banding surgery, he's lost a lot of weight. The down side is that what he's lost in pounds, he's gained in years. Now he looks both fat and frail. And he's now the face of the impeachment proceedings.....I understand some of the objections to Trump, but he looks far more centered and vital than Pelosi, Biden, or Nadler.

David Begley said...

I’m very, very surprised Joe was allowed to take questions from voters. When he was in CB he didn’t. Hillary NEVER took questions. Too risky.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

404 Page Not Found said...

I think Biden would end up challenging Trump to a fist fight, on national TV.

Most definitely he would! Heck, he'd probably take a swing at him at some point.

I guess no one remembers that really weird aggressive attitude Biden had with Paul Ryan at the Veep debate in 2012.

n.n said...
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Leland said...

7. He knows once the House has finally fired their impeachment shot; there is nothing to hold him back from releasing various classified documents showing what they've done.

n.n said...

There are three classes of Corpulent-Americans: Ciscorpulent (fat), Progressive Corpulent (fatter), and Transcorpulent (obese).

That said, in the spirit of Festivus, let us bray: Asses will be Asses no more. Stop discrimination of Fetal-Americans.

Big Mike said...

Honest to God, if Biden's nominated, he'll be challenging Trump to a fist-fight in the First Debate.

Three hits: (1) Biden slips behind Trump and sucker-punches him; (2) Trump, annoyed, hits Biden; (3) Biden hits floor, out cold.

elkh1 said...

So Biden thought it was a good ad saying world leaders didn't like Trump.
After 4 years, including 2016 campaign year, Biden still doesn't know why Trump was elected.

That Trump was disliked by globalists was one of the reasons why deplorables voted for him. MAGA.

Americans don't want to be ruled by globalists, and taxed to support globalists. America want the President of the United States for the United States.

Achilles said...

Harris has made her deal to be veep.

Looks like it was Warren she made the deal with.

This is Biden's 3rd or 4th run for president.

He is just an idiot. He clearly had no chance from the start and should go to jail.

To be honest jail is too good for him.

Howard said...

Uncle Joe would never strike a man with bone spurs that wouldn't be sporting

Meade said...

"LOL. I assumed she was an MD."

While the U.S. Constitution says you're free to call yourself any darn thing you choose, Sir Original Mike, Article 2 of the Constitution does not give Jill Biden the power to do anything she wants. So while Jill Biden can call herself Dr. Jill Biden, that doesn't mean she can diagnose and perform brain surgery on, say, Joe Biden.

No matter how much it may be indicated by his bizarre propensity for challenging random strangers to IQ contests.

Andrew said...

"So while Jill Biden can call herself Dr. Jill Biden, that doesn't mean she can diagnose and perform brain surgery on, say, Joe Biden."

No wonder she doesn't notice when he's sundowning.

Unknown said...

"Why is Biden yelling at that guy? He's asking a question that Biden should be compared to answer briskly and soundly. There's zero reason to go off on the man."

Compared?

I'm guessing *prepared*.

Although, compared to a regular person, Biden handled this poorly..

mockturtle said...

Who will Biden pick as his running mate? Yang? Bloomberg?

Bay Area Guy said...

"Nadler used to be extremely fat, but since he's had that stomach banding surgery, he's lost a lot of weight. The down side is that what he's lost in pounds, he's gained in years. Now he looks both fat and frail."

Don't forget short, too.

"And he's now the face of the impeachment proceedings.."

Which brings this commentator endless amounts of mirth!

Skeptical Voter said...

I "hate" to tell you; but Nancy Pelosi is a couple of sandwiches shy of a picnic lunch in the brains department.

And Bay Area Guy--what Nadler lacks in girth, he's more than made up in mirth. What a tool!

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

but the Dems are all promising free health care for all illegal entrants.

tommyesq said...

SOME MALARKY! Vote Joe!

tommyesq said...

Dear voter,

You're a DAMN LIAR, MAN!

Vote JOE!

chickelit said...

I can only wish Nancy Pelosi a world of political pain and personal hurt. Yes, it has come to that.

She leaves herself no room for sympathy or understanding. I will cheer every setback which she encounters going forward.

tommyesq said...

This is the guy that so scared Trump that he bribed a foreign leader, with 10 - 15 others on the line, to investigate??

Aunty Trump said...

Usually presidents age in office. Trump seems to, as Merlin said in Camelot, “youthen."

Aunty Trump said...
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Quayle said...
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Quayle said...

Love is patient; love is kind;
love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way;
it is not irritable or resentful; [Hummmm. I’ll have to watch the video again to see if she meets this element.]
it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Well, you do your own analysis.

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