Payback is a Bitch


Some people are a little upset over Donald Trump’s yuuge victory in the Nevada caucuses last night.

Others were excited.

The “e” in “GOPe” could just as easily stand for “elitists” as “establishment”.

Meanwhile, I am strongly considering banning myself from Twitter. This current kerfluffle is making that decision easier to make. There is way too much hatin’ going on.



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179 Responses to Payback is a Bitch

  1. votermom says:

    Re twittergate

  2. DeniseVB says:

    A lot of angry people out there in Bundy Country ….

  3. votermom says:

    I sort of self banned myself from Twitter ever since the primary wars heated up. I mainly just use it to advertise blog posts.

  4. Myiq2xu says:

    In a nation focused on identity politics it should be no surprise that the single largest identity group (working class whites) would wake up and start asserting their own interests. As Lambert at Corrente used to say, “And we get?

    • Myiq2xu says:

      The white upper class as been doing pretty well for itself. They still have an oversized piece of the pie. When white people are told to give up something to minorities in the name of fairness, it always comes out of the white working class’ share.

      The white upper class still lives, works and goes to school in segregated neighborhoods.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        Talking about our own interests is, of course, racist.

      • Jadzia says:

        What I wish more people understood is that the black and Latino working classes share lots of the same interests (not all, but many) with the white working class. A not so great educational system, college costs out of control, no future for kids who aren’t college bound (and frankly no future for many who are), a terrible job market, taxes and regulations completely out of control, wages being effectively driven down by two decades of NAFTA and its progeny…. these issues affect everybody. Lots more too but I REALLY SHOULD BE WORKING NOW.

        • lyn says:

          Word. I never thought we had it in ourselves to stampede.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          Another bingo. But because these idiots really can’t see past the colour of anyone’s skin, they can’t comprehend that to most normal people, skin colour is the last item on the agenda. Skin colour doesn’t put food on the table or pay the mortgage or educate the kids. Not in most people’s worlds. Which isn’t to say there’s no racism, because of course there is. And sexism. Always has been, always will be. Part of the human condition. But the vast swathe of disenfranchised, despised by the elite regular guys and gals out there are the true rainbow coalition.

      • 49erDweet says:

        With guarded entrance gates.

      • Underwhelmed says:

        Bingo! And for such a long time, that section of the population has been forced to suck it up and suck it up with no recourse and no-one to speak for them. Then along comes Donald. And then the elites act all surprised and then even more surprised when their elitist scolding gets them SFA.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      This country was founded on the concept of a single identity group – Americans. That’s what “e pluribus unum” is all about.

    • elliesmom says:

      Jimmy Carter sealed his fate with his “malaise speech”. We were in a major energy crisis, inflation was rampant, and unemployment was high. Somehow it was the average working Joe’s fault. His “crisis of confidence” in the government was to blame. If he’d only believe America could be great again, it would happen with Jimmy Carter leading the way. Nothing was wrong with any of the government’s policies. Just turn down your heat, take your 1/2 tank of gasoline, and chin up! The Iranian hostage crisis sort of put any faith in Carter’s leadership in the trash bin. When Reagan came along and told the American people we hadn’t failed our government, our government had failed us, Nancy could have ordered the new drapes right then.
      We’ve been listening to our government tell us we’re racist, bigoted, homophobic xenophobes for the last seven years. Trump comes along and says Americans are the most generous, welcoming people in the world, and it’s OK to sometimes put your own needs first. Yes, we have some dark places in our short history, but we’ve faced them and changed things, and now it’s time to move on. He says it’s OK to be proud to be an American, and it’s time to stop apologizing for our success as a nation. It’s our government that’s racist, bigoted, and phobic, and stupid to boot. The only surprise here is that anybody is surprised by his success.

  5. Myiq2xu says:

    “A rising tide lifts all boats.” But it sucks if you ain’t got a boat and are already barely keeping your head above water.

  6. Warden from AOS is on a roll and laying down some truth. I just about retweeted his whole timeline.
    (BTW, hi y’all!)

  7. Myiq2xu says:

    Fuckin’ SJW’s strike again.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    This is interesting, “the latino hotel maid voted for the white casino owner over the hispanic bartender’s son” is how a pundit put this last night.

  9. Hello? I’m in moderation as punishment for not stopping by in a long time.

  10. Myiq2xu says:

  11. Myiq2xu says:

    • I don’t like Rubio much (too neocon, and Gof8), but part of me wants to see Trump pick him as VP. JUST to see the heads of many of his snooty supporters who keep shrieking about untouchable lower class Trump cooties go “BOOM”.

      • Somebody says:

        I understand your sentiment, but as a betrayed Florida voter, I don’t want Rubio. He isn’t running for his senate seat because most of the FL voters would prefer to tar and feather him. If he continues to flail in the primaries I’m hoping he can’t even land a lobbying job when he exits stage left. #stillbitterinFL

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    • dm says:

      Well now, that’s not very american values of you…let’s at least give them a leaky life boat in shark infested waters.

    • I’m still holding out hope for Cruz, but have no big problem with Trump. He’s a blowhard ass and may not do half what he says, but I’ve spent 8 yrs with getting NOTHING I want, so….. He’s a wild card.

      Plus, I think the ivory tower GOP may well need their noses rubbed in some sassy new yawk crass.

      • Somebody says:

        Wild card indeed. I imagine the entirety of the US congress, both sides of the aisle will unite against him, should he make his way to the oval office. They’ll find so much bipartisanship our heads will spin. I really, really fear the passing of massive amnesty, trade deals and who knows what else before the new POTUS is sworn in. If the establishment rat bastards pull something like that I honestly think perhaps we should reprise tar and feathering; because waiting until the next election won’t be good enough.

        Watching all the elites on TV is so much fun right now though. A few of them are going to need plastic surgery to get the scowls off their faces! So far this is the best election season ever! I think it should culminate with Hillary being perp walked off the debate stage during the general!!!

        • leslie says:

          Watching heads exploding on MJoe today was hilarious! They are losing their minds there. Bob Woodward, Cokie Roberts, et al were talking/hollering at/over each other. Full throated disagreements, bringing up Reagan’s election, it was too much fun to see them in sum disarray.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          If he goes ahead and gets the nomination, I think he’ll be campaigning on behalf the people looking to be re-elected – or elected first time – who are prepared to fight his fight. And he’ll have a really big microphone. Given the levels of anger out there, from people who have been so egregiously betrayed by the people they elected last time, you might well see a shift. Because those pos, like the general population, have been as screwed over by the elites as anyone.

  14. Myiq2xu says:

    • Somebody says:

      I’m so sick of the bullshit that Marco is the only one that can win the general, when that little bastard can’t win a primary……with more money and endorsements than anybody in the field.

      These bastards keep talking out of both sides of their mouths……Rubio can win the general because he’s more moderate……..Trump can’t be the nominee because he’s not conservative, he’s too moderate/liberal…..WTF???

      Shorter…….Rubio is bought and paid for.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    He’s here 😀

      • DeniseVB says:

        I just got back from the Trump forum, we’re in the middle of a bad nor’easter. Hope he gets to his next event okay. Schools were delayed for heavy fog this morning, yet TrumpForceOne had no problem getting here from Vegas this morning 🙂 DJT never ceases to amaze me. The tricky part is will his motorcade even get to the airport! Our area traffic goes full Pee Wee Herman on the highway when they have to turn on their windshield wipers.

    • Somebody says:

      I love ya Denise, but winning VA is a tall order for Trump. The suburbs of DC don’t want Trump, he threatens their very existence. Team Trump is going to need all the help they can get to pull off a victory in VA.

      • DeniseVB says:

        The joke in VA and MD, just annex their suburbs to DC. We’re an open state and if Trumpmentum is crossing party lines, it could be doable. 🙂 I’d be more worried if it was a squeaky close race so far. Super Tuesday should be exciting for all the candidates and their supporters.

        • Anthony says:

          I think crossover appeal is totally underestimated. There are still a lot of people who supported Hillary in 08 that are appalled at her statement that she will “preserve and expand upon” the achievements of the current POTUS. After hearing that come out of her mouth, I mused “Could it be Stockholm syndrome? long term cognitive and/or memory damage from drinking anti-freeze? What?!”

          • DeniseVB says:

            If Trump were running this exact same campaign as a Democrat I would still be supporting him. There’s a lot of people like me who just want to burn DC down. 🙂

        • swanspirit says:

          Maryland elected a Republican Governor, who was not a politician, but a successful businessman, and he has been doing great, and Marylanders love him.

  16. Dora says:

    Such a nice moment. 🙂

  17. Myiq2xu says:

    I feel dirty just quoting this:

    Chris Christie has crashed, John Kasich is ghettoized, Scott Walker self-destructed and nobody bought the idea of Jeb Bush, and now all the king’s horses and all the king’s men — and Fox News — are trying to shove Marco Rubio down the throats of the Republican electorate.

    But they’ll never make the sale.

    The fundamental fault line that runs through the middle of the Republican and Democratic parties is that which separates the establishment from the true believers. And nothing is clearer than the fact that nobody will cross that line unless there is absolutely no other option.

    The basic strategy of the hysterics about Donald Trump’s ascendance is to force an amalgamation of the alternatives into a Great White Hope who can take on The Donald. It’s thought that Trump can only win a plurality and not a majority. Based on that reasoning, those who oppose a Trump candidacy posit that all they have to do is to pick off the alternatives until there is only one remaining opponent to Trump. And they have decided that his name is Marco Rubio.
    The defect in this thesis is that it ignores the fault line. Rand Paul voters didn’t go to Rubio, they went to Ted Cruz. Ben Carson supporters would do likewise.

    And, should Rubio best Cruz and force his withdrawal, his votes would not go to the Florida senator. They would go right to Trump.

    From the start of the race, Cruz has managed to cleave as closely to Trump as possible without merging identities. Even as they have drawn apart, his attacks on the businessman have focused on his lack of consistency in backing the conservative agenda. If the Texan were no longer in contention, his voters would flock to the more rough-hewn alternative of Trump and not the smooth establishment charm of Rubio.

    Each senator, congressman or governor who lines up to support Rubio brings with him the kiss of death. They announce his fidelity to an agenda and style of accommodation that is precisely what the Republican rebels can’t stand. With each endorsement, he becomes less the Marco of the Tea Party and, instead, the Marco of the unpopular establishment politics of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.

    Rubio is fundamentally weak. He is buffeted by outside forces and tries to walk a fine line of consensus among them. He appears to waffle from one side to another, not only to deceive but also to keep his balance like a tightrope walker carrying a barbell.

    The would-be kingmakers are relying on massive amounts of money to elect Rubio. And they rely on huge doses of propaganda every night from Fox News. But to the extent that they push Rubio, they are trying to make a sale that the GOP outsiders won’t buy. And to the extent that they try to knock Cruz, they are creating votes for Trump.

    No matter how you slice and dice it, the Republican electorate is 2-to-1 against the party’s leadership. Whether they express their discontent by backing Trump or Cruz or Paul or Carson or Mike Huckabee or Rick Santorum doesn’t really matter. The candidates are fungible. It is the posture of animosity to the deal-making and craven refusal to stand up to Barack Obama that they oppose.

    Rubio can never span that divide.

    The winner of this race for the GOP nomination will be either Trump or Cruz — and the party establishment better get used to it.

  18. Myiq2xu says:

    MSNBC Tries to Do Live Report From a Nevada Gun Range. It Does Not Go Well

  19. Anthony says:

    Cokie Roberts took the news particularly badly. Between the venom and foam flying from her mouth, you could barely make out what she was saying.

    Mika about to interview Melania Trump in 3 min on Morning Joe. THAT ought to be fun to watch…

  20. Myiq2xu says:

    If you look closely you will notice that their hands are kind of dark.

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  22. DandyTIger says:

    Over on Gawker, they’re complaining that the press (Mika and Joe) treated Trump well. And lots of progs and whining and crying about it. All most fell out of my chair laughing.

  23. DeniseVB says:

    Here’s the livestream to the Trump forum at Regent if anyone’s interested. Starts at noon ET.

    I better get dressed, it’s only a 3 minute drive from my front door to their campus, have a feeling it won’t be a typical drive today.

  24. elliesmom says:

    A comment at Legal Insurrection-

    “Republican voters aren’t just angry at the GOPe, or even angry in general. What they want to hear is a candidate that will fight…for them. Yesterday I watched an interview with Cruz. His focus? “You know why I’m doing this? I’m doing this for my daughters…my two little girls.”
    Which is, in theory, a great message.
    Unfortunately, what broad Republicans want to hear is not someone that wants to fight for his two little girls.
    They want a candidate that will fight…for them, and their two little girls.”

    • I like Cruz, but he’s either “my personal story” or dryly political theory (good theory, but still). Rubio is almost ALL “my personal story” with some “Remember Reagan?” thrown in.

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  26. leslie says:

    Well, acupuncture was canceled today so I’m gonna watch the rest of the nominated docs on Netflix. I still have a couple to go. Can’t wait for the weekend….
    Seeing more movies than I can count (including the 70mm version of “Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines” as well as all the nominated short films…)
    What a first world life for one weekend. 😉
    BTW: For anyone interested, the documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” was really, really good. I thought it was just as good as “Amy”.
    See y’all later. I’m gonna be checking for updates from Denise.

  27. votermom says:

    A comment on AoSHQ:
    Trump is an immune-system response to the country’s brain (DC) shutting down after ODing on socialism. He’s the personification of Uncle Sam operating without his head.

  28. mothy67, says:

    In honor of the inimitable WMCB I am nursing my massive hangover with a bloody mary and Led Zep on vinyl. Fool in the Rain is my favorite song ever. Vinyl is fun when your brain is mush. I have a 45 of Disco Duck.

  29. mothy67, says:

    Speaking of Bloody Mary’s perhaps WMCB is the incarnation of the urban legend. The preteen terrifying story is if you say Bloody Mary 3 times in the mirror the rapacious scoundral appears. Hmmm we expressed missing WMCB and she emerges. I am nursing a Bloody Mary. Coincidence I think not.

  30. What is it with NYC and nattering nanny mayors?

    • Anthony says:

      To our credit, not many of us really understand how he got in. Perhaps it was that 27 point jump in the polls when POTUS’s pick (Weiner) couldn’t refrain from flashing his junk on twitter? Happened literally overnight – story broke at 6pm, and by morning Lurch was up 27 points.

      • So he snuck in while everyone was still distracted/reeling from the weiiner pics, gotcha.

        • Anthony says:

          No, I think Weiner was the first pick, and they shoved DeBlasio in so they could get their second string Sandinista in office. There’s been talk about using NYC as a microcosm to test a socialist local government. Its a big fail. Nobody here likes the mayor

          • sleepyhead says:

            A lot of us voted for him because he vowed to save our local hospital (which was the only one in miles for a big part of Brooklyn) – but the minute he got into office he handed the place to his developer friends and now the full-service hospital is gone and we are going to get a 6-story luxury condo building, fancy retail stores, and a minuscule park. Just what we need. This was started by Let Them Eat Cake Bloomberg, who stated that those of us in need of an emergency room could go into Manhattan (do you have any IDEA how hard it is to get over the Brooklyn Bridge or through the Battery Tunnel at rush hour? God forbid you are having a heart attack – of course Bloomberg doesn’t care because he has a helicopter and traffic means nothing to him).

            De Blasio is also pushing to get 2 high rise condo buildings right inside Brooklyn Bridge Park, which is already impossibly crowded on spring/summer weekends (as well as there being no more room in the local schools and this of course being NY, no parking – so much more traffic congestion). THAT’S why nobody likes him, except for his developer buddies of course.

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    8 years ago Cole said sexism against Hillary from the left was a myth.

  33. mothy67, says:

    I have a wicked hangover. I want to buy lumber snd build a loft . I have a studio apartment in my parents garage. Yep I live in my parents basement at 49. Toss off you muggles I paid it off but I bought a hot tub which means I have to put my bed in the air. I looked at IKEA they only sell twins. I see no reason i want king only has to be high enough to fit my mini kitchen underneath. Maybe 5ft. Where should I look for plans. It’s a very big single car garage but eminent domain took away the driveway. They put one of those huge metal electricity things four houses up and took the whole alley. I put in sliding glass doors. It’s cute. The previous owner, 20 years ago, was a CMU engineering grad who took a three bedroom one bath into a three full bath eight bedroom home where he raised foster kids. He sold it to buy a bigger home. Many times over the years young men have knocked at the door asking to come in. They had been teens that never had a home. Across the board they always say my house is home. I am an asshole but even I can see the beauty. I wonder if places do hold energy. This place was where the neglected cast asides were nurtured. Now there is a little girl blossoming under the same roof. Just imagine a thirty something stranger knocking on your door asking to come in because he is having a kid and your home was the place that changed his life. I was devastated hearing him describe how he had gone from shelters, group homes to a home. He sat on the sofa and just expressed gratitude. My brat was left alone she is shining. She was months old and part of that government taking care of kids. She has straight A’s , opens up events with dance solos, on a county wide math team,blue belt, head engineer on a robotics program, MVP so many times I have to buy a larger trophy case. Kind funny. She broke her glasses. 275 dollars she said she broke them. She goes to a small school. 17 in her class. 5 years we have known a boy with autism. He just can’t behave. Not a bad kid he just acts out. Pup has known him most of her life. I got a call from his dad saying he wanted to replace the glasses as his son had broken them. Insurance covered the glasses but she was willing to take the guilt before she got him in trouble. Another girl keeps flirting with the special school. She steals breaks things. I took the attitude stay away from her. I wrote a child off my kid didn’t. Fuck me my monster stood by her. I learned last week her dad committed suicide with her in the house.
    I believe in my baby girl. There is no substitute for a person having faith in you. Baby mills supported by dims are awful.
    The most artistic thing I have ever done is participate in a life.

    • Somebody says:

      Tim as for a loft bed, the first thing I’d ask is how high are the ceilings? If you don’t have high ceilings then don’t ever try to sit up in the loft bed, you think you’re hangover is a bitch. There is a reason people only made loft beds out of single beds, it’s because of the support necessary. Beyond that if the ceilings are 8ft and you want it 5ft in the air, first how tall are you?? A mini kitchen underneath are you shorter than 5ft??? Maybe it’s just me, but wouldn’t you want to stand in the mini kitchen??? A mattress is going to be at least 8 inches thick, so I’d suggest finding a box that is 28 inches deep and see if you can tolerate sleeping like that. In all honesty though if the ceilings are 8ft you’ll need 6ft underneath or more if you’re taller than 6ft, so you’re talking about sleeping in a 16 inch box…….can you say coffin???

      If you really, really want to do something like that might I suggest an out of the box solution? They make motorized garage lifts that mount to the studs in your wall, you would want the kind that mounts to the wall, not the ceiling. Any one of those is strong enough to support you, the wimpiest one holds 600 or 800 pounds, most hold 1,200 to 3,800 pound because they are used for motorcycles, ATVs, tractors, etc. If you bought one of those and kept it permanently elevated, then just build a ladder or staircase up to the loft. You could get a pre-made spiral staircase and mount it to the floor and ceiling.

      I do have to ask, why you don’t want to simply put the hot tub outside?

      • mothy67, says:

        I canceled the hot tub. . My sciatica went away completely when I bought a 50 dollar air mattress. I tried expensive firm mattreasses nothing worked. I started sleeping on the floor. I read an air mattress helped and it did. No way I can put that on a loft. I love being in water or near water. I live very close to the city, yards are very small and privacy fences are not allowed. I’d just love to hang out in a hot tub and read. Wter puts me at peace.

        • Somebody says:

          Can you replace your bathtub with a jacuzzi tub? Honestly I’ve owned a hot tub and although I loved it, it as a PIA to keep the chemical balanced. I’d much prefer a jacuzzi tub that I can fill up when I want to and then drain it. Of course if you plan on using it all the time then that is a different story.

  34. Scott Adams, creator of the Dibert cartoons, has gone full bore Trump. Is touting his crossover appeal.

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