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Politics for Dilettantes

Kawaii -- Wednesday, October 08, 2003 -- 10:08:43 PM

Apathetic? Uninformed? Don't even vote? Have your bread and want your circus?

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Sterling Dingleberry -- Thursday, September 21, 2017 -- 06:36:13 PM -- 5792 of 5811
Jesus loves liberals. However, the rest of us know they are complete assholes.

"Though I kind of doubt he's doing his own Tweets; he's 95."

I thought he was dead. In fact, it's likely he is sort of dead already -- from the neck up.

In addition, I seriously doubt the miserable old fuck has had a solid bowel movement in several years.

His lard-assed son Meathead probably isn't doing much better.

Nicholas Kronos -- Thursday, September 21, 2017 -- 06:38:56 PM -- 5793 of 5811
"North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"--President Trump (tweeting)

I thought he was dead. In fact, it's likely he is sort of dead already -- from the neck up.

Someone has been reading (or making) the comments below Reiner's tweet.

Ricky Ricardo -- Thursday, September 21, 2017 -- 07:32:06 PM -- 5794 of 5811

I picked up Pincher's list to see if i could remember anyone off the top of my head

2012 - Romney/ Paul Ryan

2008 - McCain/Sarah Palin

2004 - Kerry/John Edwards

2000 - Gore/Joseph Lieberman

1996 - Dole/Jack Kemp

1992 - Bush/Dan Quayle

1988 - Dukakis/Lloyd Bentsen

1984 - Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro

1980 - Carter/Walter Mondale

1976 - Ford/Robert Dole

1972 - McGovern/Sargent Shriver

1968 - Humphrey/Edmund Muskie

1964 - Goldwater/MILLER (got this)

1960 - Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge

1956 - Stevenson/Symington (wrong - it was Kefauver)

1952 - Stevenson/Kefauver (wrong - it was Sparkman)

Nicholas Kronos -- Thursday, September 21, 2017 -- 07:49:21 PM -- 5795 of 5811
"North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"--President Trump (tweeting)

No Googling...

1) Easy: Who was Ford's VP while President?

2) Hard: Who did Ronald Reagan pick as a running mate at the beginning of the 1976 GOP convention? Many think the pick sealed Ford's victory in a fiercely contested nomination fight.

I can picture the guy and remember his initials, but unfortunately I'm going to have to Google to recall the answer.

Pincher Martin -- Thursday, September 21, 2017 -- 08:49:24 PM -- 5796 of 5811
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

1) Nelson Rockefeller Jr.

2) I should know this one. It was some liberal Republican. I believe from PA.

Nicholas Kronos -- Thursday, September 21, 2017 -- 09:17:53 PM -- 5797 of 5811
"North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"--President Trump (tweeting)

Remembering PA is very good.

Richard Schweiker

Pincher Martin -- Thursday, September 21, 2017 -- 09:28:27 PM -- 5798 of 5811
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

That's right.

Sterling Dingleberry -- Thursday, September 21, 2017 -- 09:50:08 PM -- 5799 of 5811
Jesus loves liberals. However, the rest of us know they are complete assholes.

"Someone has been reading (or making) the comments below Reiner's tweet."

Stranger things have happened. I did, in fact, comment -- but I won't say which one(s). That said, a number of my followers also threw in their $0.02.

However, my favorite reply to Reiner was from Kurt Schlichter:

"Yes! The fun-packed Second Civil War that will follow. You bubble-dwelling little weirdos are just plain nuts."
Nicholas Kronos -- Friday, September 22, 2017 -- 05:14:12 PM -- 5800 of 5811
"North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"--President Trump (tweeting)

Via Ace. I thought it was nothing special until the last panel, but then I laughed:

Probably should be some pagan symbols in the church as well, and the congregation looks like a bunch of honkies.

Ase -- Friday, October 06, 2017 -- 12:45:54 PM -- 5801 of 5811
"Cold cold empty void", "Grandma's food for worms now". Atheist hymns, by Jamie R.

I post this here, because I'm a political dilettante. This is, however, not Mark Brandt, who instead is a political psychologist that I'm Twitter Friends with. I really enjoyed this review, and thought maybe some of the non-dilletantish political peeps here might enjoy it also.

Pincher Martin -- Friday, October 06, 2017 -- 03:21:18 PM -- 5802 of 5811
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

Ase's link is here.

CalGal -- Sunday, October 08, 2017 -- 09:10:15 PM -- 5803 of 5811
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Just read back--I would have had Kefauver in 56 but haven't read Rick Perlstein's book on Goldwater yet.

David Campo -- Monday, October 09, 2017 -- 01:33:27 AM -- 5804 of 5811
"Dissent Is the Highest Form of Patriotism" - Howard Zinn “Will Trade Racists For Refugees”

Pence is a fool. No surprise, of course.

Sterling Dingleberry -- Monday, October 09, 2017 -- 08:52:27 PM -- 5805 of 5811
Jesus loves liberals. However, the rest of us know they are complete assholes.

As far as I'm concerned, the VP did a bang-up job of fucking around the NFL yesterday.

All the while, the players continue to inflict untold damage on their league -- shit TV ratings, diminished live attendance, tanking advertising revenues, sponsors jumping ship, etc..

Fuck the NFL.

David Campo -- Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -- 12:55:58 PM -- 5806 of 5811
"Dissent Is the Highest Form of Patriotism" - Howard Zinn “Will Trade Racists For Refugees”

I support the kneelers 100%.

Pincher Martin -- Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -- 04:04:14 PM -- 5807 of 5811
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

Do you even watch football?

Sterling Dingleberry -- Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -- 05:45:59 PM -- 5808 of 5811
Jesus loves liberals. However, the rest of us know they are complete assholes.

"Do you even watch football?"

Doubtful Clampo watches, as he's likely to have the same high volume of estrogen circulating through his body as Jimmy Kimmel.

That said, it appears the pattern of player-inflicted damage continues unabated....

‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Hits Season Low

Pincher Martin -- Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -- 09:04:52 PM -- 5809 of 5811
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

I'm not watching. I generally watch a few games a year and the playoffs. I also followed the Raiders pretty closely last year.

But I just decided not to do it this year until I see changes. I like the idea of punishing these large corporate entities who think they are above the nation.

David Campo -- Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -- 04:21:54 AM -- 5810 of 5811
"Dissent Is the Highest Form of Patriotism" - Howard Zinn “Will Trade Racists For Refugees”

Yes, I watch football. Also played pick-up tackle without equipment in high school. I have played and follow the three major sports. Have never skated, but followed the NHL when the Avs were a power. Have followed the Broncos since Lou Saban.

Sterling Dingleberry -- Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -- 05:13:53 AM -- 5811 of 5811
Jesus loves liberals. However, the rest of us know they are complete assholes.

Yeah, but can you dominate the paint and put the rock in the hole, Crappo?

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