December 7, 2019

Phallic Outrage of the Day.

120 comments:

rcocean said...

First Trump gets two scoops of ice cream to everyone else's one. Now he gets bigger salt Shakers. My God, where will it end? Can we say...Dictatorship?

alanc709 said...

He's using table salt, we must impeach.

rcocean said...

Talk about Executive overreach. but Obama was an 'umble man who kept his ambitions in check.

Michael K said...

A friend used to refer to "Salt and Pecker." That is some serious penis envy in that photo.

Howard said...

It's where he keeps Lot's Wife

Kevin said...

I hope Jerry Nadler is writing this down.

Beasts of England said...

Sometimes a salt shaker is just a...

Bob Boyd said...

Trump's plate and napkin are also bigger. And he's hogging the remote.

chickelit said...

Trump also uses pink and black Himalayan salts for female and people of color respectively.

Fernandistein said...
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Fernandistein said...

David Byrne's power-garnering bulky suit.

gspencer said...

"Trump finds cure for cancer; other diseases ignored"

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Impeach!

Lexington Green said...

I have to believe that he is intentionally trolling with this.

n.n said...

The lowly black pepper. The privileged white salt. An integrated grinder implies a sadomasochistic personality and an indicator of diversitist tendencies. Vegan, vegetarian, carnivore, omnivore, or cannibal... there is simply no excuse.

Wince said...

And Business Insider is left wondering why there's a "media landslide" into oblivion?

alanc709 said...

DO liberals have separate salt and pepper shakers? How racist can you get?

BADuBois said...

Boy, they're really reaching here, aren't they.

rhhardin said...

Trump gives back his salary so it's of no significance. I assume the guests keep theirs.

Matt Sablan said...

Is this r/nottheonion?

Mr. Forward said...

"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On"
(originally by Big Maybelle)

Come along my baby, whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Yes, I said come along my baby, baby you can't go wrong
We ain't fakin', while lotta shakin' goin' on

Well, I said come along my baby, we got chicken in the barn
Woo-huh, come along my baby, really got the bull by the horn
We ain't fakin', whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Ralph L said...

Big hands require big shakers.

PB said...

If progressives we're in charge of the space program, not that they haven't been put in charge during the Obama years, but they would assert that rockets are phallic symbols and aerodynamic design is racist white privilege.

Drago said...

BADuBois: "Boy, they're really reaching here, aren't they."

The lefties and their LLR-lefty allies have been reaching all the way back to Goldwater.

roadgeek said...

"...A friend used to refer to "Salt and Pecker."

Oh, dear God. Thank you so much for saying this. My late father used to say that. I can hear him now. "Hoss, pass the salt and pecker..." A good memory.

The larger salt and pepper shakers are found in restaurants all over the county. My wife and I ate barbecue in Thorndale, Texas yesterday, and those were on the table. I've never been to any restaurant anywhere in the United States that didn't have full-size shakers. I can easily see that a person who thrives on Big Macs and Taco Bowls would definitely want full-size shakers, and not those little pissant shakers that I didn't even know existed until I saw the image.

That barbecue place in Thorndale is definitely working class. The crowd yesterday was farmers, cops, construction workers and a few retirees. I am going to go out on a limb here and say that Trump will easily carry Thorndale, as well as the rest of Milam County, Texas. The barbecue was outstanding, and included brisket, pork steak and tri-tip. All was great, but the tri-tip was just superlative.

bagoh20 said...

"The Onion" writers are pissed they missed this scoop.

Iman said...

Salt Shaker Envy. May God help Business Insider.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

This is certainly parody. The elaborate photographic absurdity of it suggests it might be a parody of the impeachment process.

Matt Sablan said...

So, do we have pictures of Obama, Bush and Clinton with salt shakers to prove the asserted statement, out of curiosity?

Skeptical Voter said...

Let's just say that Obama had a very small set of salt and pepper shakers----a man has to know his limitations after all, and he could not afford to be upstaged by his salt and pepper set.

Matt Sablan said...

(I'm looking more for ones in the same room, not the ones they have, that aren't an apples to apples comparison.)

bagoh20 said...

Since Trump is a person of color (orange), I see these personal attacks as the racism it clearly is.

Matt Sablan said...

Oh, I missed that the last picture is the Cabinet Room as well as the Trump picture. So, hey, maybe they actually HAVE a point on this whole salt shaker thing.

Mid-Life Lawyer said...

It almost seems like the last two posts could be related, some how, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

Matt Sablan said...

"We did find a few instances where Trump had the same size shakers as others. Interestingly, this was in the Cabinet Room, the same room where the shakers have tended to be different sizes."

"Trump continued his shaker tradition when he met again with the UN Security Council in late 2019."

-- Guys, guys, guys. It isn't a tradition if it isn't something you do traditionally. It looks like it is just a fluke.

mockturtle said...

Clearly an impeachable offense.

Matt Sablan said...

"The White House didn't respond to Insider's request for comment on the larger salt and pepper shakers, so the world may never know."

-- I wish I was the person who received this request. I'd "accidentally" CC the reporter and write to someone else saying: "They're on to us!"

Bob Boyd said...

They're grasping at straws, but forgot they banned straws.

Drago said...

In other news, Trump sometimes leaves more than 1 folder open on his desk at the same time. Thus rendering our very civilization in doubt.

More on this later when LLR-lefty Chuck checks in with the latest Soros/Hoffman/Omidyar talking points.

Yancey Ward said...

Trump literally considers himself a king! I bet he even has less shit on him than his guests!

rehajm said...

He trots out the 24 inch pepper mill when he really wants a statement...

Matt Sablan said...

"In other news, Trump sometimes leaves more than 1 folder open on his desk at the same time."

-- I bet the bastard opens his browser twice instead of just using tabs like a normal human being. They probably even gave him a third monitor.

Matt Sablan said...

"Trump literally considers himself a king! I bet he even has less shit on him than his guests!"

-- I wonder if he brought his giant salt and pepper shakers with him to see the troops while the media was telling me he was sitting at home tweeting.

Mr. Majestyk said...

The sad thing is that I can't tell if it's parody or not.

bagoh20 said...

If I was the guest, and I had bigger shakers, I'd switch them. I saw Trump kick Vince McMahon's ass on the WWE, and McMahon has some big shakers.

narciso said...

like muadib 'his name is a killing word'

traditionalguy said...

The normal size shakers are normally left on the table. Those small ones are shaped to fit together into a box that holds 20 of them and they can be drug out to set before many guests depending on how many are coming and then scoffed back up and put back into their box which then goes into the drawer with the silverware.

The Hate Trumpsters are morons.

JaimeRoberto said...

Oh yeah? Well Adam Schiff's chair is bigger than anyone else's on his committee.

PM said...

Bigger wounds, more salt. He can handle it.

chuck said...

Literally shaking.

mockturtle said...

Per rehajm: He trots out the 24 inch pepper mill when he really wants a statement...

:-D

Bill Peschel said...

Just for fun, I googled "obama white house salt shakers," and damn if BI wasn't there first, showing us that Bush, Obama, and Clinton all used the same size shakers.

And Trump would have gotten away with it if it weren't for that snotty-nosed Business Insider reporter!

narciso said...



https://twitter.com/RyanGirdusky/status/1203190249226227712?s=20

narciso said...

all is permitted except the truth,

Clyde said...

Sounds like someone has a bad case of shaker envy.

bagoh20 said...

Business Insider really takes their name seriously.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Rhhardin is probably right. The different sizes of salt and pepper shakers is due to the occasions where people can take their set as a 'souvenir' of the occasion. Similar to the the swag packages on Air Force One and other types of swag packs.

Note that the larger shakers are just plain old restaurant style that ordinary people have in their homes. The little shakers are more ornate and styled...even though small.

Besides...really? Who cares about this?

madAsHell said...

Those shakers are required by the ADA to enable Americans with small hands.

tcrosse said...

Rubirosa (Noun) (French slang): the tallest pepper mill in a restaurant - named after Porfirio Rubirosa (1909-1965), who was said to be spectacularly well-endowed.

Francisco D said...

Although I have average sized hands, I have much larger salt and pepper shakers than Trump.

ahem ...

narciso said...

correction, peloton is platoon, sometimes I mistranslate between languages,

Fernandistein said...

David Byrne's power-garnering bulky suit.

That was an animated gif, tested and worked, and now it's not; giphy is one of those outfits who are afraid that someone might download a precious picture from their website.

Sometimes I hate the internet. Well, giphy and pinterest at least.

Big Mike said...

Just when thank TDS couldn’t go lower, the news media say “Hold my beer and watch this!” Except they probably actually say “Hold my Chardonnay.”

Roy Lofquist said...

This, along with the two scoops of ice cream, is a reminder to the people at the table that he is the one in charge. In his memoirs Ronald Reagan wrote that the trouble with Al Haig, his Secretary of State, was that Haig kept forgetting who was the president. I suspect that is what happened with Tillerson, Mattis, and other ex officials in the Trump administration.

tcrosse said...

The use of salt and pepper at the table is an insult to the chef, suggesting that the food was not properly seasoned. One might as well put ketchup and hot sauce on the table.

FullMoon said...

That is not salt, it's meth. WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

Fernandistein said...

Impeach!

If the shaker doesn't fit, you must acquit.

Rabel said...

What's worse is that BI stole the story from Mediaite.

Sep 8th, 2017

Fernandistein said...

One might as well put ketchup and hot sauce on the table.

One might say that if they're in those little plastic boxes where one peels the lid off, their placement on any table would be civility enacted; yet one might feel that the "tear the corner off the envelope" ones are rather tacky, wouldn't one agree?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

The use of salt and pepper at the table is an insult to the chef, suggesting that the food was not properly seasoned.

Speaking as the chef...the person who prepares the food....I always have salt and pepper as well as shichimi togarashi on the table. Sometimes more than one type of salt depending on what I am cooking. For daily use I have a wooden lazy-susan in the middle of the table to hold those items.

I like my food salty and a bit more spicy and don't expect to make others deal with my level of taste in saltiness.

What I do object to is the knee jerk use of tarter sauce, ketchup and other condiments until AFTER they have tasted the dish. I don't put those out on the table unless I want you to use it.

Often I have carefully seasoned or prepared special sauces that would be drowned out by the condiments. For example a delicate lemon caper butter sauce on fish and you drown the whole dish in a mayonnaise and pickle, store bought tarter sauce.

Maybe Trump doesn't like other people's greasy germ laden hands on his salt shaker and just keeps a pair exclusively for his own use. I get creeped out about using salt shakers in restaurants that are not sanitized between uses. It is like drinking out of an unwashed glass with lipstick stains on it. GROSS!!

Francisco D said...

The use of salt and pepper at the table is an insult to the chef, suggesting that the food was not properly seasoned.

That is definitely true in France.

I am the chef at my house and minimize salt due to high blood pressure. I have very large salt and peppers shakers so people can add whatever seasoning they prefer. It doesn't insult me.

rehajm said...

Similar to the the swag packages on Air Force One

I have AFO Obama era M&Ms...not sure what else gets taken. There's swag bags?

Lawrence Person said...

I've taken these two back to back stories and made one blog post out of them.

tcrosse said...

I get creeped out about using salt shakers in restaurants that are not sanitized between uses.

Menus are the worst.

Drago said...

Who is willing to chip in to buy LLR-lefty Chuck and HoaxPPT a set of Trump-sized and Trump emblazoned salt and pepper shakers thru the Amazon portal?

Come on Trump team, lets get this "productized"!

Fernandistein said...

At least salt doesn't have DNA in it, or at least it shouldn't have.

Rosalyn C. said...

Having distinctive shakers also might be helpful for the president's security. Just have to check them out, not every last one.

narciso said...

much like telephone sanitizer, you realize the importance of that,

Fernandistein said...

Come on Trump team, lets get this "productized"!

MAKE SALT & PEPPER GREAT AGAIN

"Home-X - Donald Trump Salt and Pepper Set, Fun Novelty Salt and Pepper Shakers add Spice to Any Meal"

iowan2 said...

The Salt and Pepper shackers are only for POTUS. Handled exclusivily by him or one other person, as a check to prevent poisoning.

n.n said...

Salt-N-Pepa - Push It

Real good... Nice. The sexual imagery is incontrovertible.

mockturtle said...

DBQ admits: I always have salt and pepper as well as shichimi togarashi on the table. .
Good girl!

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

The Left.

When it comes to being pussies, they never phallus

BUMBLE BEE said...

I would expect that the room is heavily monitored, in real time, videoed.

MN Irish said...

"You're a damn liar, man. My salt and pepper shakers are huge compared to his!" - Joe Biden

hstad said...


Blogger rcocean said...Talk about Executive overreach. but Obama was an 'umble man who kept his ambitions in check.12/7/19, 10:40 AM

Yeah, the "umble man [and wife]" just bought a humble abode in Martha Vineyards for $12 million. LOL!

MayBee said...

President Mike Bloomberg would make it illegal to put salt and pepper shakers on the table. Salt, as you know, causes high blood pressure.*



*not true, but who cares if it's actually true when we have people to save from themselves?

exhelodrvr1 said...

Thank God the free press was able to report this!!

hombre said...

Crikey! What are we to make of this outrage?

Did this come by way of a whistleblower?

Mom said...

“Obama, Bush, and Clinton used the same size shakers as their guests.”

Either the guests were really small, or the shakers were really big.

Amadeus 48 said...

Althouse, you have to stop visiting the Onion and then calling it Business Insider.

Next you'll attribute the Onion's famous "Clinton feels nation's pain, breasts" to the Guardian.

Try to restrain yourself.

Amadeus 48 said...

Biden:

Yeah. That Trump's a punk. Back in Scranton we'd have taken that salt shaker and stuck it where the sun don't shine. Thank God--I can say that, right?--Father Pelosi took me in hand and straightened me out. He was a great guy, yeah, a little loose with his hands, but this was the 50s, right? I mean, we always knew the score with those priests--just don't go on the retreats with fewer than ten guys...we'd beat the crap out of 'em.

Anyway, can you believe that salt shaker? Have you ever seen Obama's schlong? That guy has a pocket rocket. I'm surprised Michelle let him leave the house with that thing. BHO--armed and dangerous!

This is pure fake news from Trump.

Amadeus 48 said...

Thanks, Mom at 3:20. I love Sunset Boulevard.

Trump:

My shaker IS big. Those other guys got small. I give Durbin a stack of fake salt packets with nothing in 'em. I say keep tryin', Dick. And he keeps tryin'. Then I make Nadler sit on a chair with a whoopee booster seat. When the thing goes off, I say, Nadler, You takin' lessons from Swalwell? These guys are all rubes. They fall for it every time.

And that picture is fake news, too. I got Pence to sit in that seat I got for Trudeau, and asked him to pass the salt. Mike is whispering to me to go easy on the two-faced, Canadian punk.

Amadeus 48 said...

Trump:

Pence's schlong is bigger than Obama's. Almost as big as mine.

Jim at said...

Whoever 'reported' on this needs to join those other 7,700 people currently learning to code.

Ken B said...

Please, do not learn to code. We have a glut of illogical twerps in software already.

daskol said...

Dicktatorship

Phidippus said...

Dust Bunny Queen @12:20 PM: I love lemon caper sauce too. Of course a slug of good butter goes in at the last minute. Killer on haddock and tilapia.

I can't imagine why anyone would want to mess with it, unless they don't like it and are trying to kill the taste, which cannot possibly end well.

Separately, I'm a nanami togarashi guy myself. I was so happy when I found it in the local Korean grocery. They're both good, though.

Mr. Forward said...

Wasted away again in Mara-lagoville
Searchin' for my large shaker of salt
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
But I know it's Pelosi’s fault

Don't know the reason
Impeachment all season
With nothing to show but this embarrassing crew
But there’s truth if you bend her
And soon it will render
The fake news concoction that helps me hang on

Unknown said...

How extensively did they research the Obama, Bush, and Clinton salt shakers?

daskol said...

Anyway, that's not his salt shaker. That's where he keeps the meth.

Ken B said...

Unknown 4:52
Exactly. As trad guy pointed out, this isn’t unusual in fancy dining sets. My grand parents had salt cellars and a bunch of the little shaker sets. So no one knows what is normal for the White House.

SgtDad said...

Do y’all suppose it’s possible Trump has arthritic hands & the larger shakers are easier for him to handle?

Bill Peschel said...

Unknown: I mention upthread that if you google "obama salt shakers" you'll see additional photos from BI, with big red circles and arrows showing that Obama, Clinton and Bush used regular-sized shakers.\

Unlike most of the commenters, I'll concede that Trump wanted bigger salt and pepper shakers. But as Lincoln said of Grant, "Find out how big is his pepper grinder, and send them to the vice president. I like him. He seasons."

Rory said...

"These are my salt and pepper shakers. I bought these salt and pepper shakers just so I could have as much as I want."

Limited Perspective said...

A four star general came to our base and requested to have breakfast with the troops. I was selected to represent our squadron. I asked my commander, "what do you say to a general?"(back when I was impressed with people's status). He recommend, "pass the salt." This was 1983.

I saw the same thing in the movie Master and Commander 30 years later. It must be an inside military thing.

bagoh20 said...

What an amazing day! Two Phallic outrages in one 24 hour period. Incredible!

https://www.theblaze.com/news/man_eats_120000_banana_art_basel

Aunty Trump said...

Errol Flynn is said to have put paprika on his dick. No mention of salt or pepper.

Amadeus 48 said...

And don't forget, Aubrey said Nelson asked for the salt in a most obliging and civil way.

That was a society in which condescension was considered a good thing.

MAJMike said...

I've heard that size doesn't matter except with nuclear weapons and computer hard drives.

bagoh20 said...

I never read Business Insider before. Just checked out the Twitter there. Every mention of Trump I saw was highly negative. No mention of the historically strong economy or anything else positive about Trump. Lots of fluffy crap though. Very few business stories. "Business Insider" seems like a poor name for what they do there. Maybe "Bubble Insider" would be better.

RK said...

It's the first time I've ever seen anything 1.5 inches tall referred to as a phallic symbol.

3MartiniLunch said...

For the next meal, I'd like to see Trump with a set of grinders instead of shakers. Big ones, the 18" tall kind that the waiters use to add pepper to your salad. The shear size, along with the symbolism of grinding his enemies into fine powder would be too, too much awesomeness.

mockturtle said...

RK, there are some [I won't mention any names] who see almost everything as a phallic symbol.

chickelit said...

Anything which rises perpendicular to a flat surface may be construed as phallic. Note also that the word perpendicular contains the sexually suggestive elements "perp" [cf purple] and "dic" [cf. dick].

glacial erratic said...

Does Schiff know about this?

Jason said...

The founder and CEO of Business Insider?

Henry Blodget.

'Nuff said.

Rusty said...

"Besides...really? Who cares about this?"
Progressives with little dicks?

FIDO said...

The usual salt shakers for a family are the larger ones.

For fancy guest occasions, fancy tiny ones like in front of Pence (?) are used so that the guest in question doesn't need to be bothered to ask for spices but has them himself.

This is pathetic, by the way.

Belasarion said...

Trumps look normal size. They look the same size as every diner I've ever been in. How many of those guest containers end up in purses and pockets? Saving a dime.