Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Donnie the Wannabee Despot Is Unclear On the Concept of Freedom of Expression

Trump is crying because he hates, hates, being mocked.

Being in political life pretty much requires one to have a thick skin. Trump's skin is as thin as an onion's. That he wants to exercise some form of retribution for being mocked is frightening. For there is, no doubt, some low-wattage Trumpanzee who might do something stupid because he thinks Trump has ordered it.


Tewshooz said...

Not nearly as thin skinned as Obummer was.

Dark Avenger said...

“I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.”

John Stuart Mill

Ten Bears said...

I've been packin'. Been a while.

CenterPuke88 said...

Really, Tewshooz, care to provide any evidence? Obama attended, and was roasted at, the White House Correspondent Dinners throughout his Presidency, Trump has ditched the two so far. As for media or opinion pieces on Obama being thin-skinned, they are limited to those of the EPPC (Conservative Christian think tank) and Jan Brewer (ex-Republican governor). Donnie’s thin-skin is legendary, and is reported by Conservative, Independent and Democratic publications, sites and opinion pieces. So, do tell...

dinthebeast said...

Alec Baldwin: "Are you threatening me Mr. President?"

-Doug in Oakland

Eck! said...

And years from now someone will be doing the "but donni did it". If it is
the other side, well? You cannot be critical of the stuff put out by those
you like and having it come back from those you don't like.

It is a weak argument and only a fool persists in repeating it.

It is hard to go back in history and not see a president ridiculed or
or otherwise satirized or made fun of. If anything its the bedrock
of our origin as a country and the origins of the first amendments
and basic premise of the Constitution.

So I say to Outraged Orange that a thick skin is required and remind
him they are at least aware of him as being ignored is rather painful
for someone that craves attention.


Comrade Misfit said...

LBJ to the Smothers Brothers: “It is part of the price of leadership of this great and free nation to be the target of clever satirists. You have given the gift of laughter to our people. May we never grow so somber or self-important that we fail to appreciate the humor in our lives.”

Stewart Dean said...

WaPo: The SNL sendup side by side with the (un) real thing. Oh. My. SNL was outrageous, but when you put the real and the unreal side by side, you see how closely it tracks. Which begs the question: where is reality.
Also: see Poe's Law

Glenn Kelley said...

Go easy on Tewshooz cause even if he has two he needs four .

Comrade Misfit said...

Glenn, easy on the personal slurs, please.

Dark Avenger said...

Anyone who uses childish terms like Obummer or Barry is merely a dog baring their teeth, and has forfeited the right to civilized conversation.

Comrade Misfit said...

DA, that's not fair. I've referred to Chimpy, the Quarter-Bright Prince, Emperor Disgustus Maximus, Vlad the Torturer, Lord Voldemort, Torturer Dick, El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, Cadet Bone Spurs, Deadbeat Donnie, Putin's Poodle, and that's just for starters.

Dark Avenger said...

“Is are children learning?”

CenterPuke88 said...