Friday, April 26, 2019

Joe Blow

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It's official! "Groping Joe" Biden is now in the 2020 Presidential race, ratcheting up the excitement and interest in the Democrat field of contestants to the place that we still don't give a single damn.

Seriously, are the foam-at-the-mouth young radicals really going to get excited for another old white man (indeed, possibly the whitest man on Earth) with a long documented history of grabbing and nuzzling women and children, plagiarizing speeches, and making gaffes every time he opens his mouth? A man who has a long and easily-checked record of bad policy calls - like opposing integration efforts for schools, being wrong about every foreign policy pronouncement he's ever made, and announcing on live TV that Obamacare was a "big fucking deal" (although in fairness he was right, and we were the ones getting f*cked).

Biden made his announcement via a slickly-produced video in which he solemnly read meaningless platitudes off a teleprompter: "Folks, America is an idea. An idea that's stronger than any army, bigger than any ocean, more powerful than any dictator or tyrant (wink-wink, nudge-nudge). It gives hope to the most desperate people on Earth. It guarantees that everyone is treated with dignity. And gives hate no safe harbor."

While this droning monologue might make Biden (or more likely, his speechwriter) a reasonable candidate for Poet Laureate, it does nothing but confirm that the one-time Veep is an empty suit whose sole purpose is to give a pleasant face to the ugly, dangerous, and anti-American plans of the Deep State swamp dwellers.

But rather than put us all into a coma by continuing to talk about such a dull man, let's revisit a few cartoons from the vault which will help remind us of just what a nimrod we're dealing with...


Mark Trahan said...

After getting up off the floor, laughing, I can see that this election will be one to remember. Thanks, the comics are great!

Dan said...

At least we know Joe likes the police.

I mean really likes the police.

M. Mitchell Marmel said...


I think we can take the "Brer Rabbit and the Briar Patch" jokes as said, and move on along...

Regnad Kcin said...

Biden's intellectual level reminds me of how James Gregory's character in "The Manchurian Candidate" arrived at the number of communists in Congress. I'd also like to see him explain how he pulled his son's fat out of the fire in the Ukrainian business deals by having the local prosecutor fired from his case. And, last but not least, I'd like to see him count to 20 without taking his shoes off....

M. Mitchell Marmel said...

@Regnad: Or 21 without dropping trou.

Brie Camembert said...

Democrats 2020 - Send in the Clowns

Fish Out of Water said...

I realize this is not part of today’s thread, but would like to throw this out for those who subscribe to or otherwise regularly read the WSJ online, a heads up perhaps.
You may have noticed the WSJ online has made some recent changes in posting comments online. Now only select articles can be commented upon. Annoying, but I put it down as an effort to contain costs (somebody, somewhere has to read reader posts…)
But more troubling, I have seen a couple of my posted comments disappear. Up until yesterday morning I shrugged it off. However, early yesterday morning I posted 2 comments to the story of Joe Biden formally entering the 2020 POTUS race. The first comment was posted without incident and it remains.
The second comment, made after a few gulps of morning coffee was posted and receive a number of favorable reviews and then without any explanation or notification, within 30 minutes of posting, it disappeared. This comment remains down.

I have emailed the WSJ at their general address with the following:
“I am have and have been an online WSJ subscriber for quite some time and have posted many comments in the past without problem.
However, earlier today I posted a comment which had about 14 or so ‘likes’ and was then, without explanation removed. The comment was along these lines. ,
“ Actually, I would like to amend my initial comment. I believe it will be interesting and entertaining to see how he fields questions concerning him being a part of the administration of the worst electoral mistake since the peanut farmer from Plains, Ga, and the most vile, venal, bitter clinging, deplorable, pathological serial liar and twice repudiated for POTUS, pubic figure in recent memory.”.
This comment contains no obscenities or anything I can imagine that would violate the terms of use. It does covey strong feelings and opinion of public figures which I believe is my and another WSJ subscriber’s right to express. Given the $450.00 yearly subscription cost to the online WSJ, it would be very disturbing for me and for others to know, there is some staffer reviewing comments to WSJ articles, who out of enraged sensibilities and perhaps hurt political feelings, decided unilaterally the above comment should be deleted.
Please explain why this comment of mine was taken down. If you as the person reading this, are unable to explain this action, please provide me the contact information of your supervisor so I may follow up with him /’her.

As of this time this early Friday morning, I have not heard back from the WSJ. Further another comment, posted last night to Peggy Noonan's column, pleading for her to get off her Never Trump jag, was 'moderated' not to appear on the comment posts chain.

The personal insult is one thing,but for the heretofore fairly open WSJ to to selectively delete or refuse to post reader comments that do not violate the terms of use is another.

Rod said...

Some years ago it was "Amtrak Joe" riding the rails between Scranton & D.C. This time the entire Democrat field for POTUS will be "The Circus Train" and they all be handing out free tickets. I may watch it crawl by every once in a while for the entertainment value; but am certain to vote conservative again. We must avoid getting "hit" by the train, or by Hillary.

Chris said...

I just realized that Joe Biden looks a lot like Clu Gallagher.

Rod said...

OK, a small correction is needed: Joe was from Scranton but his northern terminus for Amtrak commute was Wilmington. I have Scranton on the mind recent due to experience with other white collar crooks who work there; but they no longer "serve" me either.

Gee M said...

when Uncle Joe speaks, pay attention. these are from his time with Obongo, when he wasn't kept locked up!

"When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"
—apparently unaware that FDR wasn't president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time, interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008

"His mom lived in Long Island for 10 years or so. God rest her soul. And—although, she's—wait—your mom's still—your mom's still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul."
—on the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who is very much alive, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010

"Look, John's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs.
J-O-B-S, jobs."
—Athens, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2008

Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me."
—speaking at a town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, Sept. 10, 2008

"My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, I could be, I could be vice president!"
—campaigning in Youngstown, Ohio, May 16, 2012

“Isn’t it a b*tch? This vice president thing?”
—empathizing with a student at Harvard University who identified himself as the student body's vice president, drawing laughs from the audience. Biden added: “That was a joke, that was a joke. Best decision I ever made. I’m joking. That was a joke.” Oct. 2, 2014

"A successful dump!"
—explaining his whereabouts (dropping deadwood at the dump) to the reporters outside his home, Wilmington, Delaware, Aug. 20, 2008

"This is a big f**king deal!"
—caught on an open mic congratulating President Barack Obama during the health care signing ceremony, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2010

"I guess what I'm trying to say without boring you too long at breakfast—and you all look dull as hell, I might add.
The dullest audience I have ever spoken to. Just sitting there, staring at me. Pretend you like me!"
—teasing a crowd of Turkish-American and Azerbaijani-American Obama donors, April 27, 2012

"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent....I'm not joking."
—in a private remark to an Indian-American man caught on C-SPAN, June 2006

"Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see ya."
—to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008

"Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately."

—Aug. 22, 2012

“Look at what they [Republicans] value, and look at their budget. And look what they're proposing. [Mitt Romney] said in the first 100 days, he's going to let the big banks write their own rules—unchain Wall Street.
They're going to put y'all back in chains."
—speaking to a largely African-American audience in Danville, Virginia, Aug. 14, 2012

Geoff King said...

Too bad Occasional Cortex is not old enough to be Biden's running mate. Grope and Dope just rolls off the tongue.

Fred Ciampi said...

Remember, the big question is; will The Hildabeast let Charmin' Joe run or will he commit suicide first?

Alfonso Bedoya said...

I'm no fortune teller, but if the innuendo in the Biden cartoons is true, I firmly believe that his future lies not in politics, but in another form of show business:

TrickyRicky said...

I saw video on the tube last night of Biden BRAGGING how he had blackmailed the government of Ukraine into firing an investigator looking into Joe's son and shady business dealings with a Ukrainian energy company. The guy has never had a job other than scamming the public and gorging on our tax dollars. He is as slimy as they come....I suppose he fits right in with the Democrat scum. Less than worthless.

Igor said...

Gaffer Joe, running for POTUS.
Comedy gold, Stilton. Gold, I say!

miniskunk said...

Let him run, this'll guarantee 4 more years of Trump!

Fritzchen said...

Joe is more than the Poster Boy of the Democrat party, he is its sum and substance. He combines all the vileness of the other candidates as well as the essence of such party geniuses as AOC et al I can think of no better single representative of todays Democrat party.

John the Econ said...

Unless Biden can spend the next 18 months campaigning exclusively via carefully edited and slickly produced videos, he's not going anywhere. The mass appeal of both Trump and Bernie Sanders is that as whack as they are, they are genuine whack-jobs. Biden is a transparent phony compared to those two.

And as @Stilton points out above, Biden's got the better part of a century of stupid and corruption to answer for. That's hardly going to go over well with the "year zero" crowd that now seems to dominate the party. In fact, today even Barack Obama wouldn't pass the political correctness test.

What a Biden candidacy is proof of is that the establishment Democrats understand that the socialist/communist wing of the party are just a very loud vocal minority that will ultimately kill them in the general election.

Biden's pitch is going to be at the left behind middle class, the middle-America voters that Progressivism wrote off and voted for Trump. But the problem is the fact that most people in middle America have figured out that the Democrats haven't been the party of the middle class since the Clintons converted the "party of FDR" into the party of big money in the '90s. Just being anti-Trump and promising a return to the mediocrity of the Obama era isn't gonna cut it.

And just like that, they’re not “Easter Worshippers” anymore:

Mobs of Christian men in Sri Lanka have been threatening and beating Muslims, dozens of residents said. “They even beat my kids," said a Pakistani refugee who has lived in Sri Lanka for 2 years.

Funny that. Not.

Emmentaler Limburger said...

Sorry to splash cold water on this fun-fest, but here's a sobering thought: Eventually, unless the DNC adopts an "Everybody Gets A Trophy" policy and attempts to get a committee elected President (which is, I'm afraid, not beyond their wildest imaginings), they will cull the clown troupe down to one, pair them up with a sub-clown, and run them. That's not the sobering bit. This is: people will vote for them.

No circus can exist without a paying audience, and it is that audience that scares the living crap out of me. There are people out there who will give their full-throated support by voting for these mutants. Some, simply because of the (D) trailing the candidates' names - those people are scary enough. Scarier still are those that BELIEVE in their platform - the same people that have caused the likes of de Blasio, Cuomo, Bloomberg, Pelosi, Waters, and even Gaffe-tastic Joe Biden to be elected to office.

John the Econ said...

@Fish Out of Water said, "You may have noticed the WSJ online has made some recent changes in posting comments online. Now only select articles can be commented upon. Annoying, but I put it down as an effort to contain costs (somebody, somewhere has to read reader posts…)"

Decades ago when the Internet for civilians was shiny and new, I was an online moderator for a major national newspaper that had just dipped its toes into the medium. It was my job to start discussions related to the major news stories of the day, and then make sure that those discussions remained civilized.

That involved occasionally removing messages that possessed a tone that I thought was inappropriate. Since this was all new at the time, we didn't have formal guidelines to go by beyond a mandate to delete any obvious obscenity. But the goal was to stimulate and engage with readers and we generally didn't censor opinions unless the tone in which they were expressed crossed a line that we as individual moderators were left to define. Naturally, that line could be seen as being a bit fuzzy.

I generally allowed people to say whatever they wanted as long as it was polite and respectful. Anything I found unnecessarily nasty I'd purge. I have no doubt I pissed off a lot of people.

I believe that I was generally fair. But I have to admit that my biases did affect how I moderated. As a conservative in a sea of majority leftists in what was ostensibly a liberal newspaper, it might have been assumed that when the line was fuzzy that I'd have been more likely to censor comments made by liberals than by conservatives. But that was not the case. Over time, I found myself more likely to sensor conservatives than liberals. If a Progressive said something truly insane, I was more likely to let that stand that if a conservative said something equally insane.

It was an interesting gig (that paid very little) and I got to exchange with some interesting national-level writers and columnists. (Thomas Sowell was a highlight) But after a time, the paper pulled the plug on the experiment. No official reason was given, but my guess was that they decided that it wasn't worth the cost and on an editorial level, the discussions all too often were not confirming the narrative that the editors wished they would. (This was the Clinton era; I'm sure I wasn't any help there) I got the impression that they had hoped these discussions would largely be confirmation bias parties instead of people challenging the desired narrative on the topics of the day.

That said, I don't know exactly what's going on at the WSJ other than what was in the email they sent before implementing this new policy. (I don't comment that much at the WSJ - I've only got so much time in a day) Was it really about costs or controlling the narrative? Don't know. But I do know that outside of those who run the editorial page, the WSJ is not as "conservative" as people like to think it is, and has become less so the longer the Murdoch clan has owned it.

Anonymous said...

Busty Ross might have been a good way to introduce Touchy-feely-kissy, Joe Biden, right?

Shelly said...

@Fish Out of Water, save your $450 and cancel that subscription and be sure to let them know why you are doing so along with spreading the word as you did here. Money is what dictates their behavior.

@Geoff King, love the Grope and Dope line. Kudos.

John the Econ said...

Biden: Was listening to the radio while I was running errands today. Apparently Biden was on The View this morning, and when asked about his reputation for touchy-feeliness with women he gave what seemed like a rambling 5 minute response that was completely incoherent. I mean, it literally sounded like an >80-year-old man with diminishing mental faculties trying to defend himself, but completely unable to because he knows he guilty but no longer possesses the quick wit to deflect the question.

He's really not going to get a friendlier forum than with the gals on The View. If he's going to babble this incoherently with such should-be-expected questions like this at such a generously safe venue, he's going to be toast when quicker wits get a shot at him.

No doubt that Trump and his people got a good chuckle out of this.

David A. Fox said...

Those, especially the last one, are still funny and poingnent. Unfortunately. Looking at all the candidates I still wonder, as I did before the last election, is this the best we can offer America?

JustaJeepGuy said...

So we have Gropey Joe Biden, Breadline Bernie Sanders, and Mayor Pete Butt-Guy as the top three Demo_Rats out of the current 20 running? Isn't there ONE SINGLE Demo_Rat worth something as a presidential candidate? Someone who isn't a clown?

Well, it doesn't much matter to me. I wouldn't vote for a Demo_Rat for dog killer.

Dan said...

Weird. The Stilton constant comment e-mail says it was sent out at 1:05 AM just like it's supposed to be, but it didn't show up in my inbox until 8:01 PM. This seems to be happening more regularly lately.

I'm in southeast Georgia (Eastern time zone).

james daily said...

With Creepy Groper Joe hanging around (?) you will never run out of material. This is one guy I simply do not understand why he has not been put out to pasture. I swear some times, he make AOC look normal.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Readers- I'm here and enjoying all the comments, but haven't had time to respond. Of course, the conversations move along without me just fine!

@Dan- I have no idea why the email messages would be showing up late. Unless other people are having this problem, it might be your Internet service provider. Or, and I can't stress this enough, some sort of plot (grin).

TrickyRicky said...

@Stilton- I occasionally have the same problem as Dan, and did Friday morning. I'm in the Mountain time zone.

Joseph ET said...

Mrs, ET checks for her email in the mornings as I send her emails late at night. Frequently she doesn't receive an email I sent the night before. Even after clicking "send/receive" several times. After she does a machine re-boot the mail will then download. I don't know why. We have same model laptops and the same server, etc..
It rarely happens to me.

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