March 6, 2020

Bernie Sanders has a clothes chair.

"You know what we're talking about. The chair. The one surface in the house designated not for sitting, but for dumping laundry on when you're just too lazy to fold it, wash it, or put it away. It's a habit that haunts Americans nationwide, and evidently, it even affects the Sanders household.... The living room features wall-to-wall carpeting, shelves cluttered with knick knacks and framed photos, and a single chair piled with folded clothing and topped off with a photo that appears to be of Sanders and his wife, Jane" (Mashable).

Detected through this tweet from his son Levi Sanders:

QUESTIONS: Would Bernie Sanders just let America's problems pile up like that? Does Donald Trump have a clothes chair?

AND: Here's a NYT article from August 2018, "Levi Sanders Is Not His Father. He Keeps Telling That to Voters":
When told that he seemed less than relaxed, he replied: “I’m not stiff. I do yoga.”

Asked to define himself, he offered, “I am not a Romulan. I am not a Vulcan.” (“Star Trek!” he cried, when his reference was met with a blank stare.)

He tried again. “I am a sentient being,” he said.

60 comments:

rehajm said...

That does not spark joy.

Ryan said...

He also doesn't know how to get a haircut.

Silly Calabrese said...

Which one of his many houses is that chair in?

mockturtle said...
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traditionalguy said...

Poor man needs a bigger house with lighted walk-in closets, big ones. Sadly, he has to live in Prole housing.

mockturtle said...

Sadly, he has to live in Prole housing.

LOL! Yes, any semblance of taste or style would be bourgeois.

Limited blogger said...

He should get a Peloton.

CJinPA said...

Trump does NOT have a clothes chair.

MY new recliner has become the clothes chair, because our cat began peeing on my old recliner, which we had to throw away. The laundry basket, full or empty, occupies my chair when I'm not in it to keep the cat off.

We need a cat therapist. Maybe Confuse-a-Cat will help.

CJinPA said...

He should get a Peloton.

I'm not one to say "thread winner" but this is a thread winner.

rehajm said...

It's just a chair with crap in it, not a metaphor. If you need a metaphor his people could say he's prioritized fighting for the working class over putting away his stuff...

Temujin said...

I'll suggest that Americans are not haunted by a clothes chair.

Doug said...

Never heard of a "clothes chair". Laundry done properly is folded fresh from the dryer and put away. Any other half-ass measure is an indication of the soon of sloth.

Doug said...

*sin*

Unknown said...

If your sloth is soon, you're doing it wrong. Sloth is more ..later man, I'm getting' to it...

Wince said...

Worse, Bernie is blocking the TV with his ass.

stevew said...

"It's a habit that haunts Americans nationwide"

Not me or mrs. stevew.

People that do not take pride in their appearance, who are sloppily dressed and prepared (bad haircut), who don't keep a tidy house, are not to be trusted to competently manage or run anything.

Owen said...

Is “Peloton” a corruption of “pile it on,” that is, the laundry chair?

How many stationary bikes across this great nation have been converted to laundry racks?

rhhardin said...

Versatile. You can't sit on a clothes horse.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

I see purses and a duffle with campaign t-shirts, not a pile of clothes. Or $1 million dollars.

rhhardin said...

I have a clavichord serving as a narrow table.

wendybar said...

I wonder if all three of his houses are that cluttered. Will his fourth be as well??? (Where will he buy his new mansion (thanks to taking the fall from the Deep State) Martha's Vineyard next to the Obamas??

Amadeus 48 said...

Joe Biden can't remember of he has a clothes chair, so he starts talking about the good old days in Scranton.

tcrosse said...

I see London
I see France
I see Bernie's underpants.

Amadeus 48 said...

Bernie views clothes as bourgeois affectations. They belong wherever he casts them. His dresser and closet are full of Castroesque uniforms.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

sloppily dressed and prepared (bad haircut), who don't keep a tidy house, are not to be trusted to competently manage or run anything.

Sanders was kicked out of a hippie commune for being too lazy. Ahahahahahahh!

rightguy said...

What do you expect from a guy who got kicked out of a hippie commune because he wouldn't do any work ?

Phidippus said...

Somehow I've missed out so far on knowing anyone who has a clothes chair, much less anyone "haunted" by one. Where do these writers get these notions? Could it be that some people are more prone to haunting than others? But I fear that I am veering off topic now.

OTOH, I have known people who pile up their mail on any available flat surface and allow it to age for a while before, eventually maybe, sorting through it.

There was a case I know of where a notice of impending sale from the Sheriff's Office (due to nonpayment of taxes) was buried in the pile until almost the last minute.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Also...why is there a couch in front of what is a doorway, with no door and just a pull down shade?

IF this is his house, it is a mess. Why would you bring in people to do a photo op and not clean up first? Because you are a lazy slob.

Michael K said...

There was a case I know of where a notice of impending sale from the Sheriff's Office (due to nonpayment of taxes) was buried in the pile until almost the last minute.

A few years ago, my sister got a notice of a sheriff's sale of her house for non-payment of property taxes. It turned out she had been paying the taxes on her next door neighbor's house for ten years. Cook County had transposed a digit.

It's OK. It's Chicago. The taxes were probably going to Obama anyway.

Phidippus said...

Levi Sanders is not his father, but anyone who tries to communicate using Star Trek memes is still showing signs of serious damage.

narciso said...

more present day consequences

Danno said...

He wouldn't gather problems, he would create a pile of problems every day of his Presidency.

rcocean said...

Bernie's Son could run for President. Heck, his Grandson - assuming he has one - could run for the Senate. That's how old he is.

rcocean said...

Waiting for the never-trumpers and establishment Democrats to claim Bernie has a Communist Clothes Chair - made in Moscow.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

"Haunts Americans" my ass.

I've never piled up clothes on a chair. If you do and you're "haunted" by it, there's an easy solution. You put the clothes away or stick them in the laundry hamper. Even when I lived in small efficiencies, I somehow was able to avoid creating unsightly piles of junk.

It's just like a liberal to make something with a simple solution a problem and then claim to be "haunted" by it.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Next step: let's create a federal program to help the millions of Americans haunted by the piles of stuff they stack on chairs. We need to hire experts to educate them on how to fold and put clothes away. Or, better yet, we need to teach them to accept and embrace their piles of crap. Enough of this white male supremacist emphasis on "order" and "neatness" and their bigoted disdain for "slobs." Think of all those who are suffering from PTSD because they've been called "lazy pigs" their entire lives.



Big Mike said...

QUESTIONS: Would Bernie Sanders just let America's problems pile up like that?

ANSWER: He’d be too busy trying to figure out what is the optimal number of brands of deodorants to allow on drug store shelves and which manufacturers should be allowed to sell them to address any other problems. First things first!

Charlie Currie said...

1st - clean your room.

Charlie Currie said...

His wife quit cleaning the house when he refused to pay her.

Achilles said...

I prefer the clothes ground.

Chairs are useful.

Real American said...

does that mean he has 3 clothes chairs - one for each house this millionaire owns?

MAJMike said...

At our house, we hang our clothes on the exercise bike.

daskol said...

Holy smokes, I'd never seen a pic of Levi Sanders before. He's an old man.

mockturtle said...

DBQ wonders: Also...why is there a couch in front of what is a doorway

Remember this scene from Rosemary's Baby? Screen Shot

Sebastian said...

"IF this is his house, it is a mess. Why would you bring in people to do a photo op and not clean up first? Because you are a lazy slob."

A lazy old slob. There, I said it.

Bernie's defense: I care more about organizing everybody else's life than my own.

RigelDog said...

I'm not judg-ey about home decor but that room is really unappealing. Disturbingly so. So drab and disjointed.

AllenS said...

If there is one good thing to say about the Fake Indian, is the fact that she doesn't need a clothes chair, because she wears the same clothes every day. So, there's that.

stevew said...

FYI. Mrs. stevew and I are looking for a new home. Perusing listings on line I am routinely shocked and amazed by some of the photos. Clothes strewn about the place, all sorts of knick knacks on display, even the occasional unmade bed. These are not low end and run down homes either.

mockturtle said...

FYI. Mrs. stevew and I are looking for a new home. Perusing listings on line I am routinely shocked and amazed by some of the photos. Clothes strewn about the place, all sorts of knick knacks on display, even the occasional unmade bed. These are not low end and run down homes either.

Yes. For heavens sake, take all the magnetic doodads off of your refrigerator and put away all the small appliances and any other items from the kitchen counters. Remove all knick-knacks and family photos and store them away, at least for photos but preferably for showings, as well.

Unknown said...

Clothes strewn about the place, all sorts of knick knacks on display, even the occasional unmade bed.

And this affects the value of the house, how? It shows the current owners are slobs, but it has nothing to do with the house, itself. It's like people who complain about interior paint color when looking at a house - it's not exactly hard to change. Clutter is even easier: It will be gone by the time you get there.

On the other hand, I would check carefully for deferred maintenance issues. If someone is not making their bed for a photo, the odds that the furnace has been getting maintenance seem low to me.

D 2 said...

I’m gonna go out on a limb and defend certain lazy slobs out of sheer self interest.....
Ah to hell with it. Can I just say some people are broken - if not all people - and that we are broken in different ways?

The lazy Sloth looks at the man quick to Anger and says: that’s not me.
The Envious green eyed one looks at the over sized Glutton and says: not fair that be.
And there on the high hill, sat Pride in all their glory, and pointed down with glee.

But upthread is right. The slothful may be the right people in some circumstances, but do not charge them with the crucial administration of affairs.

Milwaukie guy said...

Hey, Winston Churchill wore a onesie a lot. I think the Fake Indian is color-blind so she wears her black onesie with whatever color off her clothes horse. Black is like that, goes with everything. Don't H8 on the visually impaired.

Gunner said...

Bernie's Coupon Table must be frightening!

mockturtle said...
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mockturtle said...

I don't care if someone is a slob in his own house. The above comments refer to someone's house being photographed, especially for a real estate listing. Why would anyone not at least tidy up? It smacks of careless disregard. If you were going to have your portrait taken, would you show up like you just got out of bed?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Clothes strewn about the place, all sorts of knick knacks on display, even the occasional unmade bed. when showing a house.

Blogger Unknown said...

"And this affects the value of the house, how? It shows the current owners are slobs, but it has nothing to do with the house, itself."

Actually it does. If the people living in the house are not able to do simple things like pick up their dirty clothes, or put away dishes....It makes you wonder about all sorts of other maintenance on the house and yard that they are just to lazy to do.

Leaking toilets? Mold?. Grease in the kitchen? Water damage in the laundry room? Smelly carpets from food and dog piss? Leaking sewer lines? Sprinklers in not good working condition or broke? Overloaded electrical panel? Broken dilapidated fences?

How much maintenance am I, the new owner going to have to do to fix all the crap that you have overlooked for years? What is this going to cost???!!!

If you can't be bothered to at LEAST clean up when you want people to look at your house...what other hidden horrors might there be?

mockturtle said...

Yep, I once overheard a woman declare, "My house may be cluttered but it's clean." Well, that's simply not possible unless they literally shift everything around at least weekly and clean under it. And I'm doubtful that they would bother.

Pianoman said...

My wife calls it her "Chairdrobe".

Bunkypotatohead said...

He'd turn the Whitehouse into a pigsty.
Not kosher.

mockturtle said...

He'd turn the Whitehouse into a pigsty.

And have it redecorated in Soviet Drab.