Heard that Trump was taking the drug hydroxychloroquine because someone told him it would get rid of Malaria. He finally stopped taking it when he realized it would just be easier and safer to divorce her.
Used to have a cat that would sit on shoulders. she was not ‘majestic’ though. She was half Siamese, jet black (like some are) with the scrawniest tail you ever saw. And a yowler. But it was awesome on halloween, if your shoulders survived the claws
Oh, that is such a wee nice sweet cuddly kittykins!
/giphy bengal tiger
Earlier today, in response to a remark elsewhere, I sent this:
Sentience or the lack thereof is “fundamentally not open to assessment” re cats.
Cats might simply be evidence for the existence of
“Sentience possessed of a higher order of irony”.
(“Sentience” was here used as a shortcut for “self-awareness + historical memories, experiences, perspectives, thoughts, and a ‘continuous sense of self’: all adding up to an ‘ongoing personal story’ that could be told to others, if language and conceptual barriers could be overcome”)
Ever since Trump rose to second place in the primaries, while campaigning for a better position in his reality television show… I… just…
You see a train coming. The track terminates at a mountain wall. You think, “that can’t be right”. You realize that the train is not slowing down. And you see that it is accelerating. It’s almost impossible. You can’t understand what is happening. If you peer closely, you see hundreds of millions of passengers, furiously peddling.
And then the train collides with the wall, smashing into it violently, derailing, piling up, and still maintaining its speed. However long you watch, the train continues, propelled by some unfathomable mass of more train behind the train. There is always more train, for years.
Trump is a victim and wants us to be just like him. And his followers have always been victims too. Now the world is held hostage because 'Murica has been a victim of “being taken advantage of”, or actually has a soul at odds with this upside-down version of freedom. I do not feel victim anymore to this amoral mentally, immature, emotionless twat. He does not make me. His blind army of fear-junkies are helpless against reasoned and steadfast trust.
@Mehrocco_Mole Yeah, definitely a Fox News viewer. Your idea of balance lines up with their idea of “Fair and Balanced” (which, BTW, was the first and possibly biggest lie they ever told, but definitely not the last).
meme #1) ONE allegation of sexual misconduct against Joe Biden.
At least TWENTY-FIVE allegations against Donald Trump, who has been recorded bragging about sexually assaulting women.
You know where the hands would be on the Trump shirt, right?
Lower. Nope, lower. A little lower… Yup! By the pussy, that’s the spot!
meme #2) Biden is a communist now??? You know Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders didn’t get the nomination, right?
meme #3) Rush Limbaugh???
meme #4) See, the real joke here is that Trump ever actually scored an eagle. He’s even more notorious for lying about his golf score than he is for lying about everything else.
meme #5) I don’t really have much else to say about that except that it really isn’t very funny or clever.
meme #6) might be the most ironic one of all. Name 3 successful comedians who are also conservative, Republican and/or Right-Wing.
I mean, if you “do your research” you probably could name 3, because that’s exactly how many there have ever been.
I should mention that I do not support Joe Biden. He is clearly experiencing a rapid decline in cognitive function. I’ll still vote for him though - anyone’s better than Trump at this point. I just hope that, if he’s elected, his wife Jill is a better Nancy Reagan than Nancy Reagan was.
Honestly though, I’m disappointed you didn’t mention Biden’s difficulty speaking coherently, because I’ve got plenty of videos teed up of Trump tossing some serious word-salad. The best ones are the ones where he tries to make it seem like he totally meant to say the nonsense that dribbled out of his orange pie-hole.
No, this is an example of a person who doesn’t play team sports with government and politics.
I am not now, have never been, nor will I ever be a member of any political party.
The 2 party system is at the root of everything that is currently wrong with our government.
All of my voting life I have voted for the lesser of two evils, the least worst candidate.
This year will be no exception.
If, like Mitch McConnell for example, you put party before country, you are not a “patriot”; you might as well be a traitor.
As far as the 2 parties go, the team sports rivalry analogy is very apt.
It’s like MLB circa 2004… Red Sox and Yankees fans getting in fist-fights just because of what color cap or shirt they’re wearing.
And just like in 2004, it’s “The Idiots” vs. “The Evil Empire.”
p.s. How many times have you voted for a D candidate because the R was contemptible?
@DennisG2014 I actually vote for a person, not what letter follows their name. I do agree with you about the 2 party system. In this day and age, there should be 10-15 viable candidates that should be voted on, but since we are currently stuck with Dem/Rep, it forces me to become a single issue voter, SCOTUS. Just wondering, since you vote for the least worst candidate, have any of them ever been a R?
Yeah, definitely a Fox News viewer. Your idea of balance lines up with their idea of “Fair and Balanced” (which, BTW, was the first and possibly biggest lie they ever told, but definitely not the last).
I don’t know. Back in the nineties and early 2000s when they were first using the slogan I think it was probably relatively appropriate.
The network has changed a lot and become more ridiculous over time.
Apparently they finally dropped the “fair and balanced” slogan about four years ago.
Re: Rush Limbaugh – I’d say bringing him up in a joke thread is perfectly appropriate, and I am saying that sincerely. The guy is a talented showman and has perfected his art over three decades. I barely ever listen to him, but he can be quite funny. He’s the only conservative talk radio show host I’d like to meet, and I think it’s unfortunate that he paved the way for Sean Hannity, who is but a pale imitator.
I’ll take a candidate with half his wits any day, if the alternative is a candidate with no wits.
That’s pretty much what I said, just different words.
I’ll still vote for him though - anyone’s better than Trump at this
But I’m not about to pretend I’m happy to vote for Biden.
He’s not just in decline, he’s in, like, late-stage Ronald Reagan.
And yeah, there’s a big difference between Joe’s cognitive issues and Trump’s mental issues (like the difference between benign and malignant) but I don’t think either can be denied.
I like Jill though. She seems like a much better person than Nancy Reagan was.
If Joe gets elected, I’m hopeful she can keep him pointed in the right direction (I mean that literally, not figuratively).
“On weekend dedicated to war dead, Trump tweets insults, promotes baseless claims and plays golf.”
“As the death toll in the novel coronavirus pandemic neared 100,000 Americans this Memorial Day weekend, President Trump derided and insulted perceived enemies and promoted a baseless conspiracy theory, in between rounds of golf.”
"In a flurry of tweets and retweets Saturday and Sunday, Trump mocked former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’s weight, ridiculed the looks of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and called former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton a “skank.”
He is an embarrassment to this country and anyone who voted for him and still supports him should be ashamed of themselves.
@DennisG2014 We have become so numb from his continual lying, name calling, blaming others when things go wrong and taking credit for things he had no involvement in that its not worth calling attention to it anymore.
@DennisG2014@Felton10 Agreed. I’m actually more interested in the people Trump aligns himself with. You are the company you keep … and wow he sure knows how to pick em.
There are three especially that I cannot stand: Steve Bannon (conspiracy theorist), Jeff Sessions (racist), and Mike Pence (religious zealot). You can take the three aspects of those people and you get one Donald. And honestly, I think Pence is responsible for a lot of the things going on right now (after he gets Mother’s permission of course.)
@DennisG2014@JT954 He eventually turns on anyone who goes against him. Best example of this is Jeff Sessions-if there was ever a redneck POS, he takes the cake. Now Trump has endorsed his opponent in the Republican runoff and Sessions is trying to twist himself into a pretzel replying to Trump without antagonizing him further. No one deserves this more than Sessions.
As far as Pence is concerned, put Malaria Tramp in a room alone with him with her knee pads and let her ply her “extraordinary skills” which got her into the US, and Pence’s wife will beat the shit out of him and that will be it for him.
@DennisG2014@JT954@Limewater Well his call to open religious places of worship not only smacks of zealotry, but insanity on his part. The last place that should even consider opening are places where people are sitting next or close to each other for extended periods of time like sporting events and places of worship. He is doing nothing but playing to his religious base. We all know everything Trump says or does now is for one purpose and one purpose only-to insure his reelection. He had never given a damn about the American people. He liked the idea of being President-not actually being it. He has neither the intelligence, temperament or background to be President. Those who thought he would change once he assumed office were clearly mistaken. If anything he has gotten worse.
Hopefully he will be flushed down the toilet on November 3rd-where things like him belong.
@DennisG2014@Felton10@JT954 I’ll certainly agree that he plays to the so-called “religious right,” but the man doesn’t really meet any meaningful definition of “Christianity.” By his own admission he’s never even asked forgiveness for his sins.
Also, for what it’s worth, and I know this is tangential, but the two churches I have personal involvement with are both being very cautious about reopening. They’re blocking off alternate rows of seating, encouraging masks, moving to multiple services to allow lower density, not passing offering plates or communion elements, canceling Sunday School, etc. That’s only two places, though. I can’t imagine the churches that are raising a stink about things are behaving the same way.
@DennisG2014@JT954@Limewater Trump can beat his chest and spew out all the misinformation and lies he wants and certainly all his low information lemmings will follow him off the cliff. But most people who have the good sense they were born with follow what the scientists say and not the “stable genius” who knows more about everything than anyone else. They will continue social distancing and the wearing of PPE until they feel it is safe to do otherwise.
@Felton10 Well not that many people (and many around here are rabidly pro trump) don’t apparently have any good sense. Not many masks on folks that I see when at the grocery store. And this state, just about fully open, still has an increasing number of cases, meets no criteria to open…
@Kidsandliz I’m in Florida and for the most part people are wearing masks in the grocery. I hope not one other person dies from this horrible horrible virus but those who disregard the what the scientists say and don’t social distance or wear masks deserve anything they get. Just another example of how the gene pool is cleansed of the most undesirable among us.
@Felton10 The trouble is them wearing masks protects you. You wearing masks protects them but not you. Thus you are collateral damage of them not wearing masks (presuming you aren’t wearing a well fitting N-95 mask).
@DennisG2014 On the subject of SNL, I really don’t like Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump. I wish they had just brought Darrell Hammond back to play him. Hammond took over announcing duties after Don Pardo died, so it’s not like they’d have to go far to get him.
Hammond’s Trump is way better than Baldwin’s.
Looking at Hammon’s Wikipedia page, it looks like he took being replaced by Baldwin pretty hard.