March 29, 2024

It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap....

"Inside the hall, the three presidents sat in matching white armchairs and took the stage to strains of 'Born to Run' by Bruce Springsteen, the unofficial bard of the Democratic Party...."

I'm reading "4 Presidents, 2 Events and a Preview of Campaign Clashes to Come/President Biden raised $25 million at a Radio City Music Hall event, adding to his huge cash edge, after Donald Trump pushed his law-and-order message at a wake for a police officer killed on duty" (NYT).

Three Presidents were sitting in white armchairs before people who'd paid up to $500,000 apiece to sit in the audience in the most beautiful theater in the country. The comments over there are mostly about the fourth President. That guy, Mr. Trump, steals focus from everything.

Also stealing attention were the protesters at the 3-Presidents event. They were shouting "blood on your hands." Obama chided them: "You can’t just talk and not listen. That’s what the other side does." Seems to me protesters on Obama's side have interrupted more speeches than those on the other side. But it's subjective, and the old adage is as true as ever: All the assholes are over on the other side.
Biden had his decently well-thought-out line: "It’s understandable Israel has such a profound anger and Hamas is still there. But we must, in fact, stop the effort that is resulting in significant deaths of innocent civilians, particularly children." But that's the kind of statement that infuriates those committed to ending a war.

Also well-thought-out — and utterly incapable of appeasing the protesters — was the closing visual joke: "Mr. Colbert, Mr. Clinton and Mr. Obama put on aviator sunglasses as their 'impression' of the president." Then Biden said he "loves two things: Ray-Ban sunglasses and ice cream."

No photography was allowed, so that will need to be a mental picture only. You can imagine how the $500,000-a-seat people glowed in the radiance of the Obama/Clinton/Biden entity. Sunglasses and ice cream for everyone.

97 comments:

Mr Wibble said...

But that's the kind of statement that infuriates those committed to ending a war.

It infuriates both sides. The Israelis understand that if they don't destroy Hamas, they will invite more attacks like this in the future.

Mr. O. Possum said...

Lyric that sums it up: "Tramps like us, baby, we were born to run."

$500,000 entry price.

These royals on their white thrones have no idea how bad they look.

I recently visited a butcher shop in a rural Southern small town. The best cut of meat there seemed to be ground beef, maybe ham hocks. I saw cuts for sale that I had no idea people ate—pig tails, lungs, pig hearts. Lots of people can't even afford ground beef.

MadisonMan said...

Who do I want to be President? Someone who pals around with the moneyed rich (Biden) or someone who is with hoi polloi paying tribute to a fallen policeman (Trump)?

Christopher B said...

But we must, in fact, stop the effort that is resulting in significant deaths of innocent civilians, particularly children.

There was a ceasefire in place on 6 October 2024. Hamas broke it, not Israel. Force Hamas to stand down and release the hostages.

That Biden and others are not implementing or supporting this plan is a choice.

Esteban said...

Nothing helps you connect to the middle class and working class folks your party is losing in large quantities like a $500K a plate celebrity dinner with two presidents we'd all rather have than the current guy.

The Dems really are the dumbest arseholes.

rhhardin said...

capping insulin prices

leading to an insulin shortage. It's like housing and rent control.

Butkus51 said...

A circus Freak Show.

RideSpaceMountain said...

Come on snake eyes. I want this year's DNC convention to be a repeat of the 1968 convention. Blood in the streets yadda yadda. Wake the giants from their slumber.

Christopher B said...

Obama chided them: "You can’t just talk and not listen. That’s what the other side does."

Other Obama quotes ...

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”
"I want you to argue with them and get in their face."

Iman said...

As true today as it was 50 years ago:

Democrats don’t embarrass easy.

M Jordan said...

On Election Eve 2016, the Clinton camp held a rally/concert in Philly jammed packed with celebs. I will admit, the pics of the throngs rattled me. I had bet in betting markets on Trump, I had done a ton of research on state party registration trends, I thought Trump really had a chance despite the 2% chances several poll aggregators were giving him. And guess what? I ended up with more money in my pocket.

But that rally did worry me. Now I know how meaningless an indicator such celeb heavy events are. Trump is winning again and no amount of celebrity, rigging, ballot harvesting is going to make a difference. He’s going to win big, like 1972 big.

How do I know? I just do.

Sebastian said...

So, it was a perfect Dem event.

"'Born to Run' by Bruce Springsteen, the unofficial bard of the Democratic Party...."

Ah, yes, the multimillionaire faux-proletarian Bruce the Bard.

"adding to his huge cash edge, after Donald Trump pushed his law-and-order message at a wake for a police officer killed on duty"

Cash vs. law and order: you know which side the Dems are on.

"Obama chided them: "You can’t just talk and not listen. That’s what the other side does.""

Can't have a proper Dem event without some of that good old BO BS.

"Seems to me protesters on Obama's side have interrupted more speeches than those on the other side."

LOL. Not to mention shutting down roads and highways. But yes, the raging antisemites are "protesters on Obama's side." And of course, O and Joe don't really disagree with them, considering they are "on Obama's side."

"stop the effort that is resulting in significant deaths of innocent civilians, particularly children."

Might Althouse need a children BS tag? To indicate that any argument "for the children" is phony?

"and utterly incapable of appeasing the protesters"

Correct. We all know such appeasement will require another mass rape at minimum, but preferably extermination, "from the river to the sea."

Wince said...

I always liked Badlands better than Born to Run.

Light's out tonight
Trouble in the heartland
Got a head-on collision
Smashin' in my guts, man
Caught in a crossfire
That I don't understand

Mary Beth said...

Nothing says "a man of the people" like half-a-million-dollars ticket prices.

I saw a tweet about how you won't see Trump appearing with former Republican presidents, as if a rejection of the old GOP isn't one of the reasons people support Trump.

Steven Wilson said...

Oh, I've never said all of the sphincter exits were on the other side...just most of them.

Breezy said...

“stop the effort that is resulting in significant deaths of innocent civilians, particularly children.”

That would mean stopping Hamas, which is exactly what Israel is trying to do.

Ficta said...

"Some people say Bob Seger is the poor man's Bruce Springsteen, but, maybe, Bruce Springsteen is the rich man's Bob Seger." -- Bob Dylan

Bob Boyd said...

Springsteen lyrics no longer make sense as representative of the values of the Dems. Springsteen carefully cultivated a working-class vibe. The Dems no longer represent the working class and blame us for every problem and unhappiness in the world. They hate us like a bitter divorce' hates her ex.
Just another example of how so many liberals didn't even notice that their party changed it's proclaimed fundamental values 180 degrees.

Gusty Winds said...

You can imagine how the $500,000-a-seat people glowed in the radiance of the Obama/Clinton/Biden entity. Sunglasses and ice cream for everyone.

These people that paid $500K to hear Biden/Clinton/Obama/Colbert...are the worst people in the country. Ivory Tower Elite. Fuck 'em

Joe Biden, America's Putin said...

Want more chi-com take-over & decline? Want more crime? Want more fraud? Want more lies? Make NBC happy. $$$$$$

Vote corruptocrat.

Birches said...

Understanding how the working class lives matters until it doesn't.

Dogma and Pony Show said...

"Bruce Springsteen, the unofficial bard of the Democratic Party...."

The perfect embodiment of the dem party: Old, rich, fake, and looks nothing like he used to.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Democrat Party members - They're for the little guy!

Yancey Ward said...

Were phones confiscated from everyone? I find it interesting that you never see secretly recorded videos of these big donor events, and can only conclude that everyone, including the staff, have their phones confiscated before anyone is allowed into the venue. These sorts of events should be prime targets of paparazzi and people like James O'Keefe.

Achilles said...

They are doing things like this to destroy the spirit to resist them.

This is how illegitimate regimes act.

They start wars and call opponents of those wars traitors.

They are purposely driving insane food and fuel inflation to grind down the working class.

The only people this regime wants in jail are their political opponents.

They are letting everyone else out of jail and giving free food, money, and housing to illegals.

They are going to cut off food to the cities and their illegal army soon. They are going to blame their political opponents for this. They are going to push starving people in the cities out into the countryside to find food. People are going to get shot. They will declare martial law.

Prepare accordingly.

gilbar said...

what's More Important to the President of the United States?
Vicious Murders of Police Officers? or Raking in Even More Graft Money?

i guess it depends on who the President is, doesn't it?

hombre said...
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hombre said...

Democrats are about projection. They are invisible. If they were not you would see: the catastrophe of the southern border and its consequences, the race-baiting and divisiveness, the mutilation of children, Iran funded terrorism and dead Israeli Jews, the corruption of the justice system and federal law enforcement, 60 million dead babies, the consequences, including grifting, of the climate change hoax, and on and on.

Even if they didn't have $500k a plate dinners, they likely have cartel and CCP money.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Partially caffeinated thought of the morning:

Biden is a puppet whose strings are being pulled by "The Smartest Person In The Room™️"; Barak Obama. Obama is trying to make Biden an American Everyman but Obama doesn't understand the American people enough to know what an American Everyman should be.

Former Illinois resident said...

Chicago Trib published two side-by-side articles covering both candidates' events, Trump at NYPD event and Biden at a $25 million fundraiser event. Poor optics. But Biden-handlers apparently don't mind insulting middle-state voters, don't see contrary viewpoints, don't care about dead policemen when there's money to be made.

Drago said...

Esteban: "The Dems really are the dumbest arseholes."

I was going to offer up a quibble here that the GOPe is actually dumber. However, since so many GOPe-ers are aligned with the democraticals Esteban is still correct!

Bob Boyd said...

The Biden regime is trying to have it both ways on Gaza, shipping last meals to Gazans and more bombs to the Israelis.

AlbertAnonymous said...

Did anyone question Biden about why he was accepting support from a rapist? And keep asking him? After all Clinton was there.

Did Joe answer? Was is an angry yell or a demonic whisper?

Former Illinois resident said...

Springsteen lost his working-class credibility when his daughter began competing in equestrian show-jumping tournaments. A top jumper costs $100,000 - $500,000, training $5,000+, competition fees $50,000+.

Springsteen left Asbury Park a long long time ago. Sell-out.

Wilbur said...

Springsteen's vein-popping, fake working-class anguished facade may have appealed to me in 1975, but a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. He can GFH.

rwnutjob said...

More protestors at this even than supporters Biden has ever drawn for a campaign event.

Ficta said...

Nearly every single narrator of a Bruce Springsteen song would have voted for Trump.

Charlie said...

Sunglasses and ice cream.

That's his legacy after a lifetime of "public service".

EllenRipley said...

What does it say about the Obama presidency that the people chose Donald Trump to succeed him?

Reddington said...

Where is $500k/seat coming from? $25mm / 5000 audience members = $5k a seat. I'm sure some of the best seats were more expensive, or if you wanted a handshake and a photo you had to pay extra, but $500k/seat?

JRoberts said...

It's impossible to imagine a Calvin Coolidge - or even a George W. Bush - holding such a pretentious event related to a political campaign.

Our modern politicians are little more than whores for attention and "celebrity". If the annual White House correspondent's dinner is "Nerd Prom", what the Hell is this?

These are the same people who call Trump supports cult members.

Achilles said...

Yancey Ward said...

Were phones confiscated from everyone? I find it interesting that you never see secretly recorded videos of these big donor events, and can only conclude that everyone, including the staff, have their phones confiscated before anyone is allowed into the venue. These sorts of events should be prime targets of paparazzi and people like James O'Keefe.


This isn't to protect the scumbags on stage.

This is to protect all of the scumbags in the audience that don't want to be publicly outed for buying influence.

Narr said...

I guess this is a good time to say that I never cared much for Bruuuuce!

Or Bill. Or Barry. Or Joe.

I was actually somewhat surprised to see that NBC covered Trump at the wake during their coverage of the party for the Three Amigos.

mezzrow said...

My soul pines to see an Adam Curtis documentary of that we are watching happen around us. The opportunities for mockery are astounding.

Dave Portnoy was raising money, too. Donald Trump had a appointment in NYC on the same day. What was that about?

Put on those Ray-Bans and smile!

wendybar said...

Hussein is the BIGGEST divider in this Country. He is gleeful at the chaos he and his thugs have created and caused. Cloward and Pivening us to death. HUSSEIN never listened, he lectured everybody because he thought he was the smartest human EVER. He is a joke. He used his half blackness to get ahead and lied about being from Kenya before turning it around and blaming others for looking into his "otherness"

It's cute that they pretend Joe Biden is President, isn't it??



A fool and his money are soon parted, and there were MANY fools with money at the 3 Stooges show at Radio City Music Hall last night.

Enigma said...

My nightmare of a concert would be to listen to Springsteen's nasal monotone preach at me for 3 hours. While his record company handlers found a way to give him two mainstream hit albums, most of his work is bleak, boring, and unlistenable.

You'd have to pay me to attend a Springsteen concert. He not working class and he's not a from "the heartland," so he's oddly appropriate for this type of stage-managed event. He brings to mind Obama's similar stage management and Sarah Palin's critique.

Temujin said...

Nothing says "Party of the People" like a luxury celebrity extravaganza starring Epstein Island's favorite son and a man who takes million dollar payments from foreign nationals through his addict son.
Spare me their glamour.

Christopher B said...

Reddington said...
Where is $500k/seat coming from? $25mm / 5000 audience members = $5k a seat.


I wouldn't expect that all 5000 attendees were contributors. There are probably a significant number of other politicians and assorted groupies in that number.

Tank said...

Two of these guys have done a vast amount of damage to America, and the third was hamstrung by diligent Republicans.

Narayanan said...

Yancey Ward said...
Were phones confiscated from everyone?
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why no enterpriser fly some drones in and around the hall? many do for fireworks!

who-knew said...

Half a million a head to get in and raised only 25 million? That's some expense ratio. I wonder if Obama and Clinton got paid their usual speaker fees.

Anthony said...

Springsteen always bored the living piss outta me and I never bought his faux working class vibe.

Times, they are a changin'......

who-knew said...

Half a million a head to get in and raised only 25 million? That's some expense ratio. I wonder if Obama and Clinton got paid their usual speaker fees.

Mr. O. Possum said...

Reminds me somehow of Marie Antoinette's "Village" where she went when she wanted to pretend to be a peasant. Or perhaps of a North Korean rally.

Dems are importing new voters by the millions and/or falsifying ballots by the thousands.

How we think and vote no longer matters. To them.

Narayanan said...

Reddington said...
Where is $500k/seat coming from? $25mm / 5000 audience members = $5k a seat.
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was it full hall? with yuuuge crowd!

who-knew said...

I don't understand all the Springsteen hate. I hate his politics and he's as fake as a three dollar bill but, at least in my opinion, that should have nothing to do with his music. From Greetings from Asbury Park NJ to The River I think the music is always good and often great. After that, it's so-so at best and always overrated by the music press. And his concerts with the E-Street Band back then were epic.

rehajm said...

Eat these rich.

Dave Begley said...

The Constitution is not a suicide pact. But during the Biden Administration, it is sure looking like it.

That's a hell of thing for Biden. He's most famous for sunglasses and ice cream. What a legacy!

Dave Begley said...

The complete moral bankruptcy of the Dems is their support for Hamas. The US should speak with one voice: Hamas must release all the hostages and surrender. Anything else is plain wrong. What can't people see this? Not hard to figure out.

Joe Bar said...

Accused sexual assaulter (Lizzo) performing for accused sexual assaulters. Wonderful.

Kevin said...

Three Presidents were sitting in white armchairs before people who'd paid up to $500,000 apiece to sit in the audience

And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Charge 'em $500,000 to sit at my feet.

After all, there are far too many progressive sycophants to grab them all by the pussy.

stlcdr said...

A man of the people, as long as the people can cough up half a million dollars each.

Kevin said...

Jews who purchased tickets prior to the UN vote will not receive refunds.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Bet none of those folks have had a Venezuelan rapist follow them off the subway. Or have had a complete stranger reach over to punch them in the face as they walk down A New York City street.

BarrySanders20 said...

Few working class are buying Springsteen concert tickets. $500 minimum for anything decent at last year's tour. Geezers with money nostalgic for past days are the Bruuuuuuce ticket buyers. Bruce moved on decades ago, the D party moved on years ago, neither respects workers but both still want their votes and money and adoration. Meanwhile the political re-alignnment of working class voters is in progress now that the old time R party is wandering around mumbling like Joe Biden.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Kerry had to get band aids three times to get his purple heart. He never even overnighted in an infirmary. Real people? Nah.

Bob Boyd said...
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Joe Smith said...

White chairs? Hmmm.

One rapist, one dementia patient, and one closet homosexual.

Ladies and gentlemen, your Democrat party!

BUMBLE BEE said...

So, you have "Devil In The Blue Dress" Bill The Epstein Islander, Barack the P Diddy partier and Pedo Joe showing American's apparatchik class a good time.
Partay!

RCOCEAN II said...

I'm amazed that George Bush didnt show up. He loves Clinton and obama, and was happy as a clam that Biden was elected.

Also, I love how Biden does the 'tsk tsk Israel" shtick. Its so fake. We give israel billions of dollars. We provide A/C groups to cover their assault on gaza and veto resolutions they don't like at the UN. Biden could force Israel to stop the killing anytime he wanted. We hold all the cards. We don't need Israel, they need us.

But he doesn't want to. OTOH, Genocide Joe is losing votes Arab Americans, so he gives them campaign rhetoric and hopes it works.

BUMBLE BEE said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbTBYv6_CD0&t

RCOCEAN II said...

At least Biden acknowledged at the SOTU that 30000 innocent Civilians have been slaughtered by Israel and Gaza is starving and needs aid. We really need to start calling out people that deny the Genocide in Gaza just like we call out those who deny the Holocaust. The same motive, the same tactic.

Rich said...

Look at Team Trump trying to figure out how Biden raised $25M in one night without selling a single bible, sneaker or NFT ….

Skeptical Voter said...

Not necessarily on the other side. Just in the white chairs at Radio City Music Hall.

Old and slow said...

It's nice when assholes like RCOCEAN self identify and I can simply skip over his posts.

PM said...
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Tina Trent said...

What, they can't have a single female on the stage? Bad optics for the DNC.

Biden wears aviator glasses to conceal his eyes dilated with amphetamines. He hasn't always worn them--he started when people started noticing. The fact that Obama, Clinton, and the rest of the sleaze at the DNC are pretending this isn't true is repulsive. That little schtick last night is a coordinated lie, the sort of lie everyone participates in.

At least when all of them have to start wearing adult diapers to distract from Biden's decline, Obama already has the mom jeans that will fit them.

Achilles said...

RCOCEAN II said...

At least Biden acknowledged at the SOTU that 30000 innocent Civilians have been slaughtered by Israel and Gaza is starving and needs aid. We really need to start calling out people that deny the Genocide in Gaza just like we call out those who deny the Holocaust. The same motive, the same tactic.

The problem with calling it genocide is that it isn't genocide. Israel simply isn't killing enough Palestinians for that to be the case.

I also understand wanting to call them innocent civilians. But that simply isn't true.

The problem is the Palestinian People. All of them. Their culture. Israel is 3rd or 4th on the most Palestinians killed list. Several Arab countries have killed more Palestinians than Israel. They embraced Marxism as part of their social contract and everyone hates them. No matter what country they go to everyone hates them.

Typically in the past they would just get wiped out by one or more of the ruling cliques in the area and the survivors assimilated into the local population. Mostly the women and children which is appropriate. But they are kept around because some people want to destabilize the middle east and keep wars going.

gilbar said...

RC? how many people do you have to kill, to make it a "Genocide" ??
apparently, less than 30,000? do i have that right?

Would you care to comment on ANY war the USA has EVER fought?
Would you care to comment on ANY war EVER fought?
i'll wait

Rabel said...

The Easter Rising

I'm pretty sure the guy on the left is Jesus.

JAORE said...

"Hamas must release all the hostages and surrender. Anything else is plain wrong."

I'd bet "proof of life" is getting damn near impossible for most of the remaining hostages.

Leland said...

"No photography was allowed, so that will need to be a mental picture only."
nope

effinayright said...

RCOCEAN II said...

"We really need to start calling out people that deny the Genocide in Gaza just like we call out those who deny the Holocaust. The same motive, the same tactic."
*****************

Yeah. The German Jews wanted to kill all the Germans, and the Israeli Jews want to kill all the Palestinians.

Have I got that right? Is that really your point? If so, why doesn't Israel nuke Gaza and be done with it?

As for those Gaza civilian deaths, you're obviously very gullible. The numbers Hamas releases are pure propaganda. Read this:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/hamas-is-almost-certainly-lying-about-the-number-of-deaths-in-gaza/ar-BB1kblew

Narayanan said...

Are D Presidents political equivalent to Mafia Made Men?

effinayright said...

Rich said...
Look at Team Trump trying to figure out how Biden raised $25M in one night without selling a single bible, sneaker or NFT
***********************

I'm sure Trump could simply increase the Bible and sneaker prices to $500K each and achieve the same result.

Or are you mocking Trump for NOT hitting up rich celebrities to fund his campaign?



Crazy World said...

What a freak show, thanks for that picture Leland.

Butkus51 said...

Bruce, Biden, Captain Zero and Whatshisname. And Stephen Colbert as the lapdog.

"Men" of the people.

Do you see?

Do you SEE?

Jim at said...

That’s what the other side does.

That's Obama. Always the prick.

Aggie said...

At these prices, nobody would have to worry about an attendee taking a stealth 'gotcha' video, but I bet they confiscated the phones of the workers, and I bet they were watching them like hawks.

I would also lay odds, given the chatter about Obama's recent visits to the White House, that this is a 100% Obama enterprise. from within the trusted circle, that yes, Bill Clinton came, but reluctantly. I would also bet that Obama did most of the talking, just like the good old Magic days. I bet Joe did the least talking - any takers?

Says a lot. I wonder what the venue cost, or did it just happen to be 'available'?

Paul said...

Didn't Clinton, Obama, and Biden ride in Epstein's jet and visit his island of little girls?

Bet they yucked it up when they got together his week...

Achilles said...

Rich said...

Look at Team Trump trying to figure out how Biden raised $25M in one night without selling a single bible, sneaker or NFT ….

We aren't trying to figure that out. We already know what we are up against.

We are up against a wealthy globalist elite who hates the working and middle class of America.

Ron Desantis and Nikki Haley also raised bucket loads of money from wealthy people. A lot of that money from people at this "event." We chose differently.

One of the saddest parts of this blog space is watching people like Rich show how little self awareness they have.

You just are not very intelligent.

Iman said...

Look at Rich @11:56 am thinking he’s a member of the palace guard, while forgetting his well-earned history of self-beclowning.

Too funny!

Achilles said...

Paul said...

Didn't Clinton, Obama, and Biden ride in Epstein's jet and visit his island of little girls?

Bet they yucked it up when they got together his week...


Obama didn't really go to the island afaik.

They had little girls there, not little boys...

joated said...

Photography was forbidden? Why do that unless you know the optics will be horrible and you truly want to control what the public sees?

cfs said...


https://twitchy.com/dougp/2024/03/29/david-axelrod-agrees-bidens-celeb-shindig-vs-trump-at-officers-wake-was-a-bad-look-but-n2394549

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An unfortunate day politically for the Democrats.

Biden does a fancy NYC fundraiser in the midst of chaotic left-wing street protests--looks like limousine liberalism plus the breakdown of law and order.

And Trump attends the wake of a slain NYPD police officer on Long Island.

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) March 29, 2024

David Axelrod agrees, but takes into account the "how shameless politicians view things" perspective:

Not wrong. But in the big scheme of things, the $25 million will probably mean more than the look.

— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 29, 2024

Well, "the look" is pretty bad, but hey, the Biden campaign raked in $25 million so whatevs!

Narayanan said...

Not wrong. But in the big scheme of things, the $25 million will probably mean more than the look.
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would not Biden do better financially to simply take the billion in campaign funds and sekdaddel?

Witness said...

all the assholes where the grass is greener