Posted by Pomp | Jun 21, 2017 | Comic | 312
Proggie tears rock!
The FDA needs HUGE new powers to stop this crisis.
What can Democrats learn from GA special failure?
Got news for ya, Johnny boy, they can’t learn anything. Their plan is already in. Doubling down on identity politics, Russia hysteria, and moving further left, did not work. Solution? TRIPLE DOWN!
You left out: waste tens of millions of dollars on (a) enriching campaign consultants and (b) massive messaging campaigns to make sure the irredeemables know how much you hate them.
The great news is that the stupid party believes it’s a tacit endorsement of all things GOP and not a repudiation of SJW bullshit. The back in forth is like watching a Globetrotters game. I have to endure it, knowing what the outcome is going to be, after paying someone for the privilege.
You’d think, with all that lunacy, people would want a saner option. But no…they (both sides) are giving the population EXACTLY what they are asking for.
Fuck it. Let it burn!
Those SJW types with the expensive women studies, communications, or political science degrees need to pay off their school loans too bud..
And alienating half the country calling them names.
BTW, I keep hearing that Democrats are 0-4 in special elections. It’s 0-5. There was a special election in SC yesterday, in which the Democrat also lost. But none of this matters, 2018 is what’s important!
Nothing matters until they somehow win something – even a race for dog catcher in east bumfuck – and then it is the surefire sign of the impending Trumpocalypse…
David Burge @iowahawkblog
Replying to @iowahawkblog
Prediction: this election will prove to be the harbinger of the $300 million campaign for Scranton County dog catcher
Other than Scranton not being a county, sounds pretty prescient, ainah?
I bet you really live in Garbagedale, not Scranton proper.
“Y’all come back now, you hear?” – fat Georgia TV ad salesman counting cash and chuckling in his leisure suit
Dems are actually 1-4 in special elections. The only one that they “won” was an ultra-safe Mexican-majority district in the middle of Los Angeles that was both vacated by the new California statist asshole AG and was an election between two Dems. So basically the Rs swept.
Nice art work, Pompety. You should do some orphans stacking tear barrels.
I don’t know how a T got in there. Where’s muh edit feature.
I like it
Pompety has a certain playful aire to it.
I didn’t even vote for the man, but it’s like every day has been Christmas since he won. Sure, maybe it’s a little petty, but I love to see these sanctimonious, vicious, patronizing bastards implode as their world crashes down around them.
It’s early days yet. All we know about political predictions is that they’re worthless. Who knows whether doubling down and throwing tantrums won’t contribute in some way to defeating Trump? If not directly, then by allowing a good cop/bad cop act: “Look at how divided this country is! If only we could get moderate leadership like [insert name of Dem candidate].”
If I hadn’t lost “friends” over it, I’d be a lot happier.
Apparently the “friends” in question are not smart enough to reflect on how I stayed their friend through 8 years of Obama, and stay friends with me. Good riddance?
DUH! Obama was a good guy. Trump is the devil!.
This reminds me of the adage: If you loan a friend $20 and never see him again, it was worth it.
I had a girl cut contacts with me because I voted for Trump. She claimed I was a racist and a misogynist. U of A student, young and black. Pointing out that literally everyone I associate with including my girlfriend of nearly a decade was also either black or minority didn’t seem to change her mind. Oh well.
It occurs to me that maybe a lot of people may be too young to remember this (get off my lawn!) but I remember the freakout over Obama getting elected. Lots of crazy conspiracy theories thrown around, lots of feelings that Obama hated America and was going to destroy it, etc. The parallels between the Obama-deranged and the Trump-deranged are pretty obvious to anyone who was at least 18 years old when Obama got elected.
It’s a question of magnitude.
I was in my 20s when obama was elected and I don’t remember ANY of that. The only thing that I can even come up with is there was a run on ammo after his first election cause ‘da demz gon take our GUNZ!’ I do remember a slight amount of ‘un american, secret muslim, hates whites, etc.’ after his second election but I don’t remember much if any of that on the first.
It wasn’t given as much airtime by the media, except to mock it, but it was definitely there. I suppose it depended on where you were/who you knew, though. Some of the people I knew who were big into that stuff were on the older side and aren’t even around any more, so make of that what you will.
I remember my grandfather telling me on, I think, the Easter of O’s first inauguration, that whatever Obama did wouldn’t matter because the Supreme Court would soon overturn the election on account of him not being born in the US. Though I knew he was quietly racist, I didn’t know him to be into conspiracy theories before that.
Let’s not forget that some of the wilder wild-ass stuff such as the whole Birther stuff was a hit-job by Clinton’s Oppo Research team.
Yeah, there was some ridiculous stuff out there, but the primary one was the Birther issue with the “Who’s the real daddy?” add-on because of Sidney Dunham’s friendship with Frank Marshall Davis. Much of this had traction because – cumulatively – it cohered. The issue of whether it was true, of course, is another matter. Personally, I think there’s a lot to be answered in respect of Obama’s academic record, and a list of known associates which would certainly have been sufficient for me to have my Green Card application declined.
But you didn’t see near-riots on the streets, or anything of the *magnitude* of what we’re seeing now, or the calls to violence we see day by day.
True. I am making the argument, don’t you people know how ridiculous/insane you look, rather than trying to establish some sort of moral equivalency to justify the “antifa” thugs.
Media is the big difference. NBC wasn’t doing 94% negative stories on Obama.
In fact they were protecting him even as he sicked his people on them for reporting minor negative stories…
The difference is that Obama Derangement Syndrome was pretty much limited to a fringe. The wort of it, by far, was the birther thing, which was originated by Hillary, and I believe egged on by Obama (very cleverly) as a way to distract/marginalize his opponents. To this day, I believe that the birth certificate that he released was intentionally altered just to keep the birther thing rolling a little longer. And I think he really was born in Hawaii.
TDS has infected the mainstream DemOp Media, the entirety of the Democrat Party and (more quietly) much of the Republican establishment.
How dare you call Mike M. fringe!
SHUT UP QUEERO-SICK BLOTTO
I thought it would be HAIRPICK MCLOTTO?
Maybe we should have a day where everyone posts under their Mike M nickname.
I am Mike H, as in Mike Hunt……
The anti-Obama stuff wasn’t taken seriously by anybody other than a few Fox News Hosts. The anti-Trump hysteria is treated as gospel by everybody except for a few Fox News Hosts.
Gotta question if they ever really were friends, right?
I have a couple of friends (no! REALLY!) who I’ve kept purely because we are all scrupulously apolitical when we interact.
We were all on debating teams at various points in our lives, so it’s doubly difficult because crushing our enemies in a bare-knuckle debate is our caviar.
From time to time, we have this mutual agreement to stay out of each other’s ways.
Well, I mean, considering the shit direction a lot of liberty seems to be headed, gotta take our pleasures where we can.
I’m in the same boat. Don’t like him, still don’t, but man oh man. I thought the schadenfreude would be long gone by now, but it’s actually still increasing.
“If your schadenfreude lasts longer than six months, seek medical advice.”
Doc, six months isn’t enough! HOW CAN I MAKE THIS LAST LONGER?
I just need one more hit man. I CAN QUIT ANY TIME GODDAMMIT, I JUST NEED DEM PROG TEARS NOW.
I continue to appreciate the fact that Trump has an almost magical ability to cause people to tear off their masks and reveal every emotional imbalance, moral bankruptcy and insecurity in their personality. Hell, it even happened to plenty of libertarians (like Penn “I don’t know how American nuclear policy works” Gillette).
This. It’s his superpower.
The strange part of it has been watching guys like Jillette or even TSTSNBN go off the rails on Trump. They were always, at least ostensibly, committed to some key set of principles that they claimed took precedence over which tribe took the White House. But, now, Trump could announce that he was going to legalize marijuana, dismantle the FDA and slash U.S. military commitments abroad and they’d be insisting that this was somehow him raping libertarian principles.
That’s also pretty much precisely what it would take to get me to vote for him in 2020.
Well, that and repealing Obamacare and not replacing it with something just as bad.
Good luck with that. Establishment republicans love them some big government just as much as the left does…
I would settle for some gun laws gone at this point. MJ is going to be legal in a decade at this pace, no need to rush it.
In fact I would go as far as to say if there isn’t some significant movement on rolling back gun regulations I won’t vote for him in 20.
He does those three things, I’ll vote for him too.
If he keeps making decent judicial appointments and continues to push back on the regulatory state, I’ll vote for him.
The big agenda items – immigration, taxes, healthcare – those are all, sadly, in the hands of the idiot Republican Congress.
“If he keeps making decent judicial appointments and continues to push back on the regulatory state, I’ll vote for him.”
I’ll vote for him also in 2020 if he does that and refrains from doing anything truly horrible. I mean, look at it shit way, it’s either that, sit it out, or hope against hope that the LP can actually put up a team who are not an utter embarrassment.
He’s already earned a “Won’t vote for the Democrat” already, but that’s a mighty low bar. He’s on a trajectory to possibly earn my vote in 2020, but that’s a hell of a long way off.
The sooner he shit-cans Sessions, the better. But I’ll probably just end up not voting for the sixth straight presidential election.
I touched on this before on The Other Site, but I think that’s a product of a subconscious bias towards Top. Men. that is present in some parts of the libertarian population. Places like Reason will hold career politicians to a lower standard because they subconsciously accept ‘Top Man’ thinking, i.e. that these people are somehow different than normals and more qualified for office as a result. Trump, being an outsider, has to be held to a much high standard (along with, in the case of Reason, them being submerged in progressive journalist groupthink which only re-enforces their bias). Hence why Obama can show all the signs of narcissistic personality disorder and never have a Reason writer point it out over eight years, while they’re psycho-analyzing Trump and branding him a narcissist on day two. Same thing with foreign policy. Obama supporting the Turkish coup is bad, but not reflective of his personal failings, while Trump working with Turkey now proves how he loves authoritarianism.
Like I said, it’s nice to have the masks off to see people for what they really are.
It is too much to ask that people be intentionally honest and interesting instead of just unintentionally honest and utterly predictable?
I would really really love to see Trump deschedule cannabis for other reasons besides the obvious. One, to make Sessions cry like the whiney little beotch he is. Two and most importantly to watch the left totally lose their shit and go full on authoritarian trying to reverse it.
“He’s trying to kill black folks with the devil weed!”
LOL, that’s truly funny because I can actually hear them saying it.
Nah, I think the left would be quite happy if Trump did that, or at least the Secular Talk/BernieBro wing of the party would be. The #RESIST at all cost types, though, that’s another story.
Sessions would resign if that happened. All the more reason to hope that Trump actually does it.
(currently working on an RFP for an app that will make all my internet comments be read aloud by holograms of these people)
Will they be nattily dressed?
exactly as you see them
1,241 jive ass turkeys watched that video.
i just noticed that the video has 5 million hits.
That’s cause them folks singing helps wooing the panties off the ladies…
I mix my prog tears with laudanum and Red Bull, and butt chug the cocktail.
Needz moar rainbow party.
+ wicked constipation
So that “Nooooo” girl thing really creeps me out, because she looks so much like 2017 version of a girl I dated in ’90 – ’91. Just to reiterate, that is NOT what she looked like in high school, she looked like the girl from Pump up the Volume in high school. But when I got a Facebook friend request from her a few years back, she had transformed into something almost identical to that hideous thing. Appropriately enough, I think my reaction was, “NOOOOOOOOO!” Everytime I see that clip I’m reminded of what happened to her and I get sick.
My wife sees her like something on Facebook and is all, “Who is that?”
“Oh, just a girl I… was kinda sorta friends with in high school. Didn’t know her all that well.”
“Didn’t you date a girl with that name?”
“NOPE! Different girl! That girl I dated… died I think.”
So that “Nooooo” girl thing really creeps me out
Of course, it was staged. You can see her break character for just an instant to glance at the camera. The fact that they thought that little performance was going to be a Powerful Statement of Resistance instead of an endlessly mocked selfg-indulgent tantrum shows what a closed little universe they live in.
Like porn actresses checking the camera angle a few seconds before the money shot.
/comment by a friend,
Yeah, sure… a friend…
To be fair, this was my reaction when they announced the new Zelda game would be open-world survival crafting shit:
Are we absolutely sure that thing from the inauguration was a girl?
Or even self-identified as one, shitlord!
I was in an interesting conversation with some leftish acquaintances less than a week ago on DerpBook. Essentially, all I argued is that both sides should recognize one another’s common humanity and at least try to assume the people they oppose are likely acting in goodwill.
The responses I got were instructive, if sad,
“I’ll remember your words the next time my wife is hate crimed AGAIN. Punched in the face in the middle of broad daylight and knocked out. The shooting of Gaby Giffords. The bombing in Ok City. Numerous others. Poor, poor u. Are u this upset about the killing of young black males day after day? Yes Tucker-his rant is ALL about him being uncomfortable. He wants ‘his America back’….”
“this guy’s “Bernie” fueled bullets are on the same level as the Palin fueled bullets of Loughner a few years back. Clearly we’re looking at nut jobs or alcoholics for whom the politics are just a vehicle for their nuttiness. The REAL problem is the blame, the “You hit first” stupidity, and the incredibly exaggerated claims of evil intent, as if the opponent isn’t just wrong, but evil. That’s the problem here, and you’re not really proving to anyone that you’re not part of it.”
Now, as far as I can tell, neither of these are radicals in any sense of the term. And the legitimization of political violence and dehumanization by the mainstream left was actually a point I’d made earlier in the discussion. But, this just kind of proves my point. At no point did I have any problem getting mainstream rightwingers to disavow political violence.
The political left has always been about revolution and violence. Oh sure, they learned to tone it down and hide it, but when they feel their backs are up against the wall, or they will get protected by the news gatekeepers, they let that mask slip, and you see the inherent violence of that dogma clearly. Victory at all costs can never disavow violence.
Ends. Means. Who cares?
“The bombing in Ok City.”
ATF agents and FBI agents burn ~80 civilians alive inside their home without trial. No one is ever put on trial for their murder. The Attorney General doesn’t even resign to become a professor or a speaker, she keeps on acting as the FBI’s boss. No one is even slightly punished. ~80 civilians, including dozens of women and children, are burned alive in their homes and the feds continue on as though nothing happened.
2 years later to the day, a man bombs the federal building where the FBI and ATF has their offices. Somehow, large portions of the American public see no connection between these two events.
Since 1995, the feds have not burned any more kooky religous groups alive in their homes.
Good point. And one that pisses off the SJW types. Government violence against icky people they don’t like is great, but someone giving said government a taste of their own medicine somehow is evul.
This brings to mind another thing – some of the same people who wail about children supposedly being ripped from their illegal parents undoubtedly fondled themselves over the picture of a submachine gun wielding government thug grabbing Elian Gonzalez.
That was for the right Reason!
Elian needed to go back to the Cuban paradise so he could grow up with love and in the glory of all the joy collectivism offers……
I said at the time that even if they decided he needed to go back legally, they should have granted him US Citizenship before sending him back. When he turned 18, if he wanted to come back, make it an international incident if Cuba wouldn’t let him out.
It’s no fun, being an illegal Elian…
Seeing that connection in the OKC bombing was one of the things that turned me from Limbaugh-listening conservative to libertarian.
Be careful. You are dangerously close to admitting that blowback exists. Howling monkeys will descend upon you.
Cytotoxic will arise from his mother’s basement and the earth shall tremble ‘neath his pale girth.
What ever happened to that guy? I was looking forward to posting his quotes about how “Trump will lose in a historic landslide” all year long every time he made any sweeping prediction.
I only have theories, most of which involve Magic: The Gathering conventions.
He’s somewhere with the Reason writers crying salty ham tears, that’s where.
I think he finally got a job. I really wish he had visited post-election, but somehow I just think it’d be more him freaking out over how stupid Americans/Republicans are for electing Trump rather than admit he was wrong.
Well, if he got a job, there’s not really a place for him here anyway.
I just remember him constantly whining about looking for work. I sent him a link to the Armed Forces recruitment site since he was always so gungho on military intervention. He said he didn’t like to get up early in the morning and that it was lesser people’s jobs to fight wars, while elites like him planned them.
What a cunt.
maybe he was hoping to be a Top Man under Hillary.
He said he didn’t like to get up early in the morning and that it was lesser people’s jobs to fight wars, while elites like him planned them.
And he will be shocked, shocked! when it is his turn against the wall.
Why would he fight in the wars he wanted so badly? That’s just silly.
We’ll schedule him for an evening slot in the courtyard.
Why would he fight in the wars he wanted so badly?
Well I don’t think he intended for Canada to play World Police. Canadian warhawks are a special brand of retarded.
I did some Googling… Cytotoxic hasn’t posted on Reason since the election as far as I can tell.
Didn’t he later claim that he was physically unsuited to join, like there was something wrong with him that he couldn’t serve?
“Cytotoxic hasn’t posted on Reason since the election as far as I can tell.”
Ah, so my calls to Trump asking for him to be deported on day one actually paid off. Nice.
The last time I remember seeing him is just after the primary where he was freaking out about how incompetent the Republicans are and how Trump was going to doom their entire party to the history books.
It hasn’t aged well.
He talked about not being able to gain muscle mass and being super-skinny. Warty had a fun time with the idea of stick-limbed Canadian warhawk.
I never really understood his big gripe with Trump. I guess because he wasn’t saber-rattling enough in the election?
Wouldn’t a Top Man under Hilary still be a bottom?
I never really understood his big gripe with Trump.
The anti-immigration rhetoric mostly. Cytotoxic was just as open borders as he was military interventionist. This is your brain on Leonard Peikoff.
But Cytotoxic wanted to kill all Muslims. Being open borders and genocidal about the same population makes no sense.
I blocked him at some point in the primary, so I guess I missed the nuances of his inanity.
No see, Cytotoxic didn’t want to kill all Muslims, Cytotoxic wanted to overthrow their governments and civilize them, it’s classic White Man’s Burden shit. Dead Muslims were just the broken eggs to make the omelette. But those Muslims mysteriously have their minds wiped of their dead family members and have the sudden urge to embrace another culture immediately after crossing an imaginary line.
Him and John deserved each other.
Once all the Muslims are dead, why not have open borders?
I found this gem linked…at H&R? and whom do we find in comments but Cytotoxic.
On Muslims, I always compared his policy to hunting with beaters. You bomb them at home, they run, and the best and brightest are the ones who make it to the West, making them the prime catch you want to keep.
“The anti-immigration rhetoric mostly. Cytotoxic was just as open borders as he was military interventionist.”
Yep, the ideal Hillary supporter.
We could just cut out the middleman and base our immigration policy on Battle Royale.
It’s tempting to say it is just another pose, but the evidence is piling up in favor of the argument that Nick Gillespie is a stupid person.
Uh, that tweet is actually one of Gillespie’s lesser sins. His attempts at debating and “LIBERTARIAN MOMENT!!!1!” cheerleading are a lot worse.
Being open borders and genocidal about the same population makes no sense.
I sent him a link to the Armed Forces recruitment site since he was always so gungho on military intervention. He said he didn’t like to get up early in the morning and that it was lesser people’s jobs to fight wars, while elites like him planned them.
#$%& him. 3 times I got to go be part of an intervention – I am sure the Armed Forces could find something for him to do. Weather dude for the Air Force or something.
Air Force golf clubs need mowing too…
What ever happened to that guy? I was looking forward to posting his quotes about how “Trump will lose in a historic landslide” all year long every time he made any sweeping prediction.
If making bold predictions about an election then, after being totally wrong about the out come, disappearing after the event isn’t proof of integrity, I don’t know what is.
This happened before the Great Migration, but whatever happened to Irish?
… all that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos, ruined dreams, this wasted land. But most of all, I remember the lone truth teller, the man they called John.
Well, that doesn’t answer my question at all, but I did laugh, so kudos!
Not sure. He became the butt of a joke at the old site (“Irish is a racist”) and I thought it was getting a little out of hand, a little rough. Maybe he just got worn out on it and walked?
It was a little worn out, but aren’t a lot of H&R jokes as worn out as Winston’s mom? Irish should’ve known it was all in good fun. But he’s about 30, 31 – being called a racist is Serious Business to his age group. I suspect if it were me or any of the other 40+ year olds, we’d have just owned the joke and moved on.
John isn’t around.
Around what? Fat chicks?
True. He’s even left Reason. I wonder what website comments he’s losing his shit in now…
Did we ever establish that this was him?
That’s his real name. I corresponded with him off-board during the Mary Stack crisis (and so did a few other people.) John denying that was him was the most pathetic of his headfakes.
I miss his mind-reading superpowers.
He’s too busy running the country right now.
Didn’t anyone point him here? He was infuriating, but hell so are Scr… ummm … Gilm… …. err .. a bunch of guys who are here …
He kept saying “they didn’t invite me,” conflating us with the Reasonoids email group that was starting up at the same time.
I have so far completely failed to miss him.
*stares at comment for a minute*
Must be that Scrotum guy I see posting on weekends.
I wasnt invited either, I just crashed.
Meh, his signal-to-noise ratio was terrible, but he had some damn good signal amidst all that noise. He was remarkably insightful at times, which made the more frequent times when he went off the rails all the more jarring.
John could throw some good points out when he was calm. The problem is that most of the time he specifically wasn’t, and that’s when his delusions and garbage personality took over.
The guy has two settings, 1 and 11, entirely based on his emotional response to subjects. So he can’t make a coherent and rational argument against, say, Reason’s views on Islam, it has to be that Reason hates and criticizes all other religions in the world while constantly glorifying and justifying Islam. Which isn’t reflective of anything but what goes on in his head.
Don’t worry Scro….
I admit that I was told about the site/invited several times, totally ignored it. Then just showed up one day and accused everyone here of running off and not telling me. One has to keep up their rep as being as ass by any means possible, you know. It’s hard work!
I would cat-butt, then ban him within a week.
Wouldn’t make it a week.
Did IFH disappear too? I know she migrated over here but haven’t noticed her lately.
I wish ifh would post more 🙁
Have not seen John since shortly after this site went live.