Charles F. Johnson, Credentialed Professor of Economics & Master o fArts at #Rumpswab University, Dimisses Arthur Laffer, BA, MBA, Ph.D as a Right Wing Crackpot. Pheew.

Wow. Just Pure Wow.

From JFK to RWR to DJT, boosting tax revenue by lowering taxes has worked every time it’s been tried, and every time the US economy exploded, creating more prosperity for all. The basic concept is not new. Arthur Laffer himself said “The Laffer Curve” wasn’t his own invention, that he learned it by studying Muḥammad ibn Khaldūn al-Ḥaḍramī (14th century Tunisian muslim) and 1st Baron Keynes. (early 20th century British liberal). Those guys were right-wing crackpots, according to Professor Johnson.

Charles, fascism IS socialism.

Does your brain abcess block history? Are you trying to get your Salon gig back? Good God, you’re a transparent illogical mess.

233 Comments on “Charles F. Johnson, Credentialed Professor of Economics & Master o fArts at #Rumpswab University, Dimisses Arthur Laffer, BA, MBA, Ph.D as a Right Wing Crackpot. Pheew.”

  1. Bunk X says:

    I smell something burning.

  2. Bunk X says:

    “Let’s level the economic playing field.”
    Where have we heard that line before, Mr. Thomas Friedman?

    • Octopus says:

      It’s hilarious that he tweeted that bullshit out in 2009, when he was desperately trying to woo the Left into taking him in. I mean, he’s still doing that, and it’s just not happening — kind of like the way socialism isn’t working anywhere to level the playing field, or sustain a country’s economic viability. “Eventually you run out of other people’s money,” as Mrs. Thatcher once noted. I guess then you start a GoFundMe and cash in big-time, right, Chonky?

      2 months ago

      2 months ago

      Two months since the latest “anonymous” self-donations. That kind of support doesn’t exactly feed the bulldog, does it? 😆

      Expect a couple of self-donations soon, as Fatass never, ever reads here, but always responds to posts like this with futile pump-priming absurdity.

    • Bunk X says:

      The credits are awesome.

      • Octopus says:

        The whole movie was awesome. Thanks!

        That reminds me: the new season of “Black Mirror” releases on Wednesday. There are only three episodes, but I have high hopes they’ll be good ones.

        • Bunk X says:

          I think I’m up to date as of last Saturday. The episode was about a tactical squad hunting “the roaches.” Every episode has a common theme – someone’s gonna get seriously screwed.

          • Bunk X says:

            I think my favorite so far is Metalhead. White Bear was pretty creepy, but Men Against Fire was good and disturbing.

          • Octopus says:

            We watched a new episode last night, the one with Miley Cyrus — I liked it a lot. High-level writing and production, as you’d expect from this series. Miley is very good in a role that’s perfect for her.

      • rightymouse says:

        Who has time to watch movies at home??? 😯

    • Axing for a friend says:

      Mr. Snuggles had it comin’ big time.

  3. Octopus says:

    The thread attached to this one is priceless comedy.

    You’re killin’ me heah, Baby Huey! 😆

  4. Octopus says:

    Deck jokes! 😆

  5. Octopus says:

    The future of Rock and Roll!! 😄

    • rightymouse says:

      Just saw that at Daily Mail. Unbelievable!

      • Octopus says:

        Apparently that’s pretty common, parents using their kids’ Social Security numbers to create fake identities they can use to run up credit card bills. Some people need serious jail-time.

        • rightymouse says:

          Absolutely dreadful! And I agree that serious jail time is needed! What happened to “live by example”?? We have no debt except the home mortgage. Credit cards are paid off every month. I’ve never understood massive credit card debt anyway. So stupid.

  6. Axing for a friend says:

    No good will come of Democrats lending legitimacy to the malevolent Fox News propaganda network.…
    19 minutes ago

    How cute. Fatso and Fauxcahontas. Like two nerd social rejects in high school trying to get everyone to boycott prom because they didn’t get invited. Hey, you could always go together.

    • Bunk X says:

      Charles has high cheek bones, too? How would he know?

      • Octopus says:

        He also has gray underpants, with a suspicious bulge in them. Sadly, his bulge is located in the rear, and is staining everything brown.

        • Bunk X says:

          Damn. You had to go all graphic and shit.

          • Octopus says:

            Literally, shit. That’s where I went. For me, it was better than indulging Chonky’s fantasy of having a big Weiner in there.

    • rightymouse says:

      Well, Fatso. At least Fox is doing well. CNN & MSNBC? To laff. 😆
      Ratings in the toilet. Gee, wonder why?? 🙄

  7. windbag says:

    AOC knows more about economics than Chunky. What a fool. Years ago, I looked back in my old Econ textbook from college and there was one dismissive paragraph about Laffer in the entire 400+ pages. Lefties are allergic to facts, common sense, and efficiency.

  8. Axing for a friend says:

    Like when’s the last time “stimulus” ever worked to get us into a sustained recovery from recession? Right, never. It’s cotton candy because everyone knows it’s short term and not real and the same problems and headwinds will still be there once the stimulus is absorbed. And the regimes that always prescribe stimulus still want bloated and inefficient big government (including unproven pet boondoggles like Green Energy), oppressive regulation and higher taxes. They complain now that under Trump the wealth gap is widening but under Obungle the wealthy just hunkered down and no one did better. The genius in Capitalism is letting the people who actually know what to do with money and understand the risks have the freedom to wisely invest it to create more wealth and opportunity for everyone. And the less interference from idealistic dimwits in the government trying to dole out prosperity to cronies, fools and n’re do wells the better.

    /rant off

    • rightymouse says:

      Remember that stimulus check Bush gave everyone who who qualified?? Then Obama came in with stimulus out the ying-yang and Paul Krugman thought it was too small.

      The tax cuts stimulate the economy. Trump knew that.

    • windbag says:

      Stimulus spending is just so wrong. Hmmm….let’s put money into the hands of the people who use it the most foolishly….yeah, that’s the ticket. Plus, how much of that money disappears into the black market? Or gets sent out of country? Maybe a better policy would be to leave money in the hands of the people who were successful enough to have earned it in the first place?

  9. Axing for a friend says:

    Trump wouldn’t know good faith if it bit him on his flabby white ass.…
    1 hour ago

    Dude. The last time anyone ever saw you you already looked like Auntie Em. You’d lost all your fitness from biking and gained back all the weight plus another Chonky’s worth. IOW pale, pasty, blubbery, old womanly, and and morbidly corpulent. And that was 10 years ago at the time of your j’accuse self-beclownment to officially join the Idiotarian milyo. At least President Trump gets out and hits golf a few times a month. Not to mention the occasional romp with Melania which probably keeps the old glutes in shape. Certainly more than lying on a broken down couch moaning about the national nightmare er something in between trips to that roach infested hell hole you call kitchen.

  10. Axing for a friend says:

    3 minutes ago

    Is he talking about the Queen of England? He’s making fun of a 93 year old?

  11. Axing for a friend says:


    • Bunk X says:

      It’s called fuckface according to Andrew Breitbart.

      • Octopus says:

        He bought that leather jacket just for the occasion, trying to look cool when he met the love of his life. It was too hot for the thing, and he got all sweaty. This didn’t help with his fumbling advances. Look at the hope in his eyes, though — that’s all gone in the few glimpses we’ve seen of him since that pivotal moment in Chonky’s life.

        • rightymouse says:

          He’s wearing that smelly black t-shirt though.

          • Octopus says:

            Yeah, that didn’t help, either. Pam smelt the acrid odor of flop-sweat and failure, and ran like a cheetah. 😦

  12. Axing for a friend says:

    Here’s Obungle gifting the Queen of England with an iPod. Caption:

    You can watch my inauguration speeches on it. I’m a great orator you know. Man anything they write, I can read it!! Of course, you can also download some British crap on it if you want.

    • rightymouse says:

      Yeah. And remember this horrible Obama gaffe? If it had been Trump, media & liberals would have to have ordered themselves fainting couches & smelling salts.

  13. Axing for a friend says:

    Obungle didn’t miss any opportunities to insult the British. These weren’t gaffes, they were calculated disses. Ironically the British lefty loons loved him because… guy.

    Here’s a classy one:

    Obama calls France America’s ‘strongest ally’
    While President Obama was visiting France, the British Press was particularly vexed when he told French President Nicolas Sarkozy that France was America’s strongest ally.

    “The UK has lost nearly 350 troops in the war against the Taliban – seven times as many as France.” noted the Daily Mail.

  14. Bunk X says:

    I thought “The Dialecizer” was defunct, but apparrently it’s not.

    The Dialectizer translates any website into Jive, Redneck, Elmer Fudd, Swedish Chef, and others. Type in a phrase or a website and have fun. Screencaps of Redneck Chuck are welcome.

  15. Octopus says:

    She’s still hot, and she’s still messin’ with libturd heads. 😆

    • KGB says:

      I blow hot and cold with Kaitlen. I appreciate the knocks she’s willing to take and her perseverance, but she’s not that quick on the draw intellectually. Her videos would be much better if she truly laid waste to the snowflakes she encounters.

    • She’s pretty funny.

      • Octopus says:

        She’s still very young, but her heart’s in the right place. And may I just say, as a concerned uncle kind of thing, she’s what they used to call a toothsome lass? Not that I’m attracted to one so young and sassy. Heaven forbid!

  16. Octopus says:

    Only occasionally, Gus. When you get the mix of Sterno and ditchweed just right. The rest of the time, you’re running down Trump, America, and the people who elected him as if you’re auditioning for a spot on “The View” panel of special people.

    • Bunk X says:

      It’s kinda like Gus saying “I never forget a face.” How would he know?

      • Octopus says:

        I imagine he’s had plenty of furtive customers run away down the alley without paying, after he does his part in the transaction. He tries to remember what they look like, so he doesn’t waste his time and aggravate the carpal tunnel syndrome in his wrist unnecessarily. He’s a survivor, first and foremost. Like mold.

  17. Octopus says:

    Pray for SMOD, Fatass. 😆

  18. KGB says:

    My office-mate lives up in dem dere hills. He had frost on parts of his backyard this morning. It’s June for pete’s sake. We’re headed for a high in the mid 60’s when all’s said and done, but this has been a very cool and wet spring.

    • rightymouse says:

      It’s a balmy 63 degrees where I work. Not bad.

      • rightymouse says:

        It was 43 degrees at home when I left for work this morning. Gorebull Warmening!!!

      • Axing for a friend says:

        It’s been a cool pleasant morning here in N. Ky. 74 degrees now. Might crack 80 this afternoon.

        • Octopus says:

          We’ve only cracked 80 once so far, and that was it, 80 right on the nose. Temps expected to hit that again in the next couple of days, and then another cool front with temps in the low-70’s is moving in. That’s the insidious nature of Teh Warmening, though — when it’s cool, it’s because the Arctic Circle is too warm to keep the cold air captive up there…or something idiotic like that. No, really, they try to get people to believe bullshit like that. It’s hilarious!

          • KGB says:

            The Great Lakes, particularly Lake Ontario, have had relatively high water levels the past few springs. Cue the newspaper articles ascribing this to AGW. Is there nothing it can’t do? However, lake levels were just as high 40 years ago and then dropped during the 80s, 90s, and beyond. How is it that during the greatest period of warmening the planet has ever seen water levels dropped but then boomeranged despite the warmening still being catastrophic?

          • Octopus says:

            When they were down several years ago, that was Teh Warmenining!

            Assclowns. 😂

  19. Axing for a friend says:

    Human civilization isn’t going to end by 2050. But if we continue on our current course it will change into something very bad.
    12 hours ago

    OK thanks for that chunk of wisdom Fatso. Now you can take a break and read this.

  20. rightymouse says:

    Yeah. Well tell Fatso that. He doesn’t read here.

    • Axing for a friend says:

      Wow such a bold statement from the Gusmeister. I’m no fan of Evil Trump and his bully business free trade Capitalism but I draw the line at Gulags! How do you feel about concentration camps Gus? Better or worse than country clubs? The one doesn’t charge any dues and they provide towels.

      • Bunk X says:

        Gus. You’ve been a marxist from the time you showed up on LGF to the time you left.

  21. rightymouse says:

    😆 😆 😆

    • Axing for a friend says:

      19 hours later and two whole likes for that gem. Not seeing much in common between Samantha Bee and a Chevy ad other than headlights.

  22. rightymouse says:

    Declawing a cat is already illegal in SF, LA & Denver. NY is going for it now. Good grief!! 😯

    • rightymouse says:

      But! Cutting off their balls & lacing up ovaries is AOK, No wonder I left the Donkey Party. I stopped having headaches. 😆

      • rightymouse says:

        And let’s not talk about about killing babies with abortions. Declawing cats?? OMG!! Killing unborn children? YAYYYYYY! Assholes.

        • Octopus says:

          They really would prefer people to keep cats than raise children. They hate humanity! To them, we’re a disease making Mother Nature/Gaia sick, and need to be eradicated or pushed back into the Stone Age. WILLLL-MAAAAAAAA!!1!

    • ISTE says:

      Actually when a cat is declawed it does not mean just their claws are removed.

      It is as if your finger nails were removed by cutting off your fingers at the second joint.

      Declawing of cats is illegal in most countries in the civilised world.

  23. Axing for a friend says:

    “It’s going down baby.” LOL!

    Trump baby blimp ‘stabbed with sharp object’ by pro-Trump activist in London

    — Yahoo News (@YahooNews) June 4, 2019

  24. Axing for a friend says:

    Way to keep ’em guessing before the meeting Senator McTurtle.

    Hey Mexicans! We’re with you. This tariff talk’s crazy. Turtle! Me and my caucus would rather be invaded by ya’ll. Turtle!

    • Octopus says:

      McConnell has big donors with big investments in Mexico. It’s one of the major pitfalls of our system, and points up again what a relief it is to have a man in the Oval Office with his own money, beholden only to the people who voted him in.

  25. Bunk X says:


    • octopus says:

      American ingenuity. 🙂

      The only thing that concerns me about The Wall, is that I can hear the Mexicans digging tunnels underneath it. We need to develop some giant weasels or mutant mole-people to go down and break that shit up.

      • Bunk X says:

        They gotta go down 10 feet to get under the fence footing. They’re stopping the amateurs. The professionals have the Army Corps of Engineers.

        • Octopus says:

          Occurs to me that the IDF has gotten pretty good at detecting and collapsing tunnels. We can always sub the job out to them, or hire a few advisers from their ranks.

  26. Octopus says:

    Well, that was easy. 😆

    The Idiot Left is in total disarray, and chewing on what’s left of their fingers. They’ve already ripped out all their hair.

    • rightymouse says:

      Has anyone actually ASKED a ranting lefty why the 2016 election made them so insane?

      • Octopus says:

        Yes, they’ve been asked repeatedly. The question sends them into frothing fits of incoherent babbling, with nothing being gained or learned on either side.

  27. Octopus says:

    Why was she kicked out? Because she’s a bigger girl. Classic fat-shaming!

    Do you think her outfit deserved such harsh treatment?

    • Axing for a friend says:

      It’s like the Chinese all you can eat buffet.

      Hey! You go now! You been heah four owahs.

    • KGB says:

      Lord, I’ve spent a lot of time in Erie and it’s not exactly Hollywood. You’d have to look exceptionally slovenly to stand out from the crowd. It looks like this person did exactly that. And no, honey, the restaurant doesn’t need to specify exactly what can and cannot be worn. They reserve the right to refuse service at their own discretion.

  28. dezzez says:

    Fat fascists against free speech.

  29. rightymouse says:

    Stopped clock is right again.

  30. ISTE says:

    A fact that not many people realise about cats.

    A brand new cat comes with a tag sewn into its fur just under its tail. It says….

    Do not wash.
    Do not iron.
    Do not dry clean.
    Do not let small children play with this toy unsupervised.
    This toy may bite when provoked.
    This toy may scratch furniture.
    This toy could possibly bring dead or alive mice into your bed late at night.
    If this toy stops moving for 18 hours while laying on your pile of clean clothes that is normal.
    Sometimes this toy lays on its back in sunlight, that is normal. It is re-charging its batteries.
    If your toy will not wake up when you speak to it, then also that is normal. It isn;t an Alexia thing.
    NEVER try to insert new batteries into your toy cat. They have a lifetime supply of nine sets of batteries installed at the factory.Try inserting a batterry and you WILL get bitten.

    A cat is NOT a toy……

    So, if you do not want a cute fluffy toy that scratches, bites, covers everything you own in fur and drags in dead animals do not let a cat live with you. Get a stuffed octopus, or something like that.

    Otherwise let a cat into your life, tear off the warning tag, and enjoy your time together.

    • Octopus says:

      I don’t dislike cats, but I’m deathly allergic to them. Well, not deathly, but my eyes and sinuses blow up within minutes of being exposed to their dander. I keep eyedrops and Benadryl in the car or my wife’s purse, just in case of accidental exposure, since a couple of events including a wedding have been ruined by Bastet’s Revenge.

      We have a neighborhood cat that hunts chipmunks and birds in our backyard. I watch him doing his stealthy thing sometimes, the vicious murderer. The prey usually escapes — I think the cat has lost a step.

      • rightymouse says:

        My girl cat was great & then we adopted three males. They couldn’t poop in a litter box to save their souls, especially if another cat was nearby & if they had to puke, they inevitably did so on carpet – not wood floors or tiled bathrooms/kitchen. They all died of old age, surprisingly – one male cat was about 22. NO MORE! We’d like to live our Golden Years without BP issues because of litter boxes and cat puke.

        • Octopus says:

          Get a good dog 🐕!!

          • rightymouse says:

            We gots one, thanky. 🙂 She’s actually youngest son’s dog, but there’s no way she can go out with him in the truck, so we take care of her. We spoil her rotten. And she’s house-broken. 🙂

          • Octopus says:

            Sounds perfect!😃

  31. Octopus says:

    She’s amazing. 🙂

  32. Octopus says:

    • KGB says:

      What in God’s green earth…? I’m almost ready to agree that “toxic whiteness” is actually a thing.

      • Octopus says:

        There’s something in the water there. 🤔

      • rightymouse says:

        Sorority fun!! 😆

        • OLT. Emperor of Texan Columbia, Minister Plenipotentiary of The Left Coast Union, Time Traveller To The Stars says:

          I don’t see what’s wrong with this, except that I only came to the door because I saw the Holy Grail above your castle.

          What? There’s no Grail? But you did leave the Grail-shaped beacon on?

          Then you are all very naughty and must be spanked.

          /Octo, do not rescue me, I’m OK

        • poteen2 says:

          Is that the 72 virgins I’ve heard so much about?

  33. Octopus says:

    Roundabouts cause tornaders. Not the global warming. 😄

  34. ISTE says:

    Me: Alexa, I need to go on a diet.

    Alexa: Why do you need to go on a diet?

    Me: I am growing breasts and I have not seen my dick for six weeks and none of my clothes fit.

    Alexa: Well, I can recommend a diet for you

    Me: Thank you Alexa!

    Alexa: Also as you have a “smart home” and cameras installed in every room I can see you do in fact have a very small penis, but you tits look quite nice.

    Me: ALEXA shut up!!!!!!

    Alexa: Also I recommend you visit amazon dot com and do a search for “Clothes for fat old men”

    Me: *cancels internet*

  35. Octopus says:

  36. Octopus says:

    Another rock and roll icon goes to the other side. I had a couple of Dr. John’s albums in high school, and wore them out. Voodoo music, man. With a lot of soul. Played with a lot of other greats, too.

    Of course, there was this monster hit from way back, which still sounds as good now as it did back then.

  37. Octopus says:

    A good Christian was called to war, and did his job. Reminds me of my Dad.

  38. Octopus says:

    Go to a good reality-based school, climate hysterics. If you can find one. 😆

  39. Octopus says:

    There are definitely going to be more incidents like this one, as the campaign season rolls into high-gear. The Idiot Left is completely unhinged by Trump and his incredibly successful administration. Violence is pretty much all they have left.

  40. rightymouse says:

    Ok. We’ve been rather quiet today. I know I have been. My excuse? THINGS HAVE SUCKED TODAY! The stars are in bad alignment. BAD! Am going to go sit on the couch & watch some TV. SO THERE!! 😦

    • Abu Penis Penis Penis lol says:

      Just caught up.
      ISTE is a national treasure. Offering to feed the bouncy lady in panties brought a tear to my eye. Watched the gif for several minutes in his honor.

      Sad that Dr. John is no more. I don’t know his body of work. Never confused him for Leon Russell because Leon who? Thanks for posting that tune. Remember it well. Noice groove.

      Oh, Chonky is irrelevant but you knew that.

      • rightymouse says:

        Bouncy boobs mean nothing to me. I had to book my trip to Thailand this year with a moron who works for a travel agency. This gal is so stupid she makes stupid people look smart.

        • Octopus says:

          Sometimes big natural boobs will divert blood-supply from the brain. Similar to how a male erection will rob the bigger brain, leading to off-kilter behavior. There’s only so many red blood cells to go around.

          • Bunk X says:

            Big natural boobs encourage the male brain to do some really stupid stuff.
            “Wow. Here’s my wallet and all my credit cards. You won’t bankrupt me, yeah?”

      • Octopus says:

        Leon Who?

        This jam, too…

  41. Bunk X says:

    Holy crap. Is that Gus on bass?

    • Octopus says:

      That was good — I don’t usually like to hear anyone but Hendrix do this song, but this group does a worthy interpretation. I like the singer, too. She’s a rocker.

      • rightymouse says:

        The kids have some chops for sure! 🙂

        • Octopus says:

          The rock will live on, as long as youngsters continue to learn how to play their instruments. You see a lot of them on Youtube, if you look, but it’s not like when I was growing up in the ’70’s and every neighborhood had a few garage bands furiously making noise until the neighbors complained. They’re playing video games and checking on their social media accounts.

          I wish I could go back to my old neighborhood in a time machine, and spend a couple of days walking around recording the garage bands, stoners, muscle-car guys working on their souped-up cars in the driveway and street, us kids playing baseball, football, basketball and street hockey, breaking a few windows here and there…I don’t see any of that, anymore. The kids around here all have freestanding basketball nets in their driveways, but nobody’s playing. Ever. I know there are kids playing the sports somewhere, but it’s different when it’s organized and paid for by adults, with coaches and whatnot.

    • rightymouse says:

      That’s extraordinary! How prescient! 😯

      • Bunk X says:

        He predicted a lot of stuff, and whether or not he was the impetus is up for debate. Look at the details in 2001 A Space Odyssey and you’ll see the precursor to the I-Pad and Siri.

        “Open the Pod Bay door, Siri.”
        “I’m sorry Dave. You’re screwed. Here’s some Tony Orlando.”

  42. Octopus says:

    I really need some snake oil…

    • rightymouse says:

      He reminds me of Jimmy Swaggart. 😆

      • Octopus says:

        Those guys are shameless, eh? 😆

        • Bunk X says:

          Televangelist and faith healer The Reverend Ernst Angely was my favorite. He sold miracle cloths.

        • rightymouse says:

          Jimmy kept it up…er..didn’t stop with that hussy. Got caught again.

          “1991 scandal
          On October 11, 1991, Swaggart was found in the company of a prostitute for a second time. He was pulled over by a police officer in Indio, California, for driving on the wrong side of the road. With him in the vehicle was a woman named Rosemary Garcia. According to Garcia, Swaggart had stopped to proposition her on the side of the road. She later told reporters, “He asked me for sex. I mean, that’s why he stopped me. That’s what I do. I’m a prostitute.”[12] This time, rather than confessing to his congregation, Swaggart told those at Family Worship Center, “The Lord told me it’s flat none of your business.”[13] Swaggart’s son Donnie then announced to the stunned audience that his father would be temporarily stepping down as head of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries for “a time of healing and counseling.”[12]”

  43. rightymouse says:

    Don’t worry, Fatso. They haven’t seen your sorry ass these past few years either and could care less.

  44. rightymouse says:

    You’re an idiot, Fatso. And you should hear what the locals in Europe and Asia say about smelly, long-haired hippies like you!

    • Octopus says:

      Has Chonky destroyed all the mirrors and reflective surfaces in his bunker? Talk about ugly! 😆

      You’re a blobfish, Fatass. Thank you for not letting anyone see a pic of you less than 15 years old. We don’t need that kind of fright.

    • Bunk X says:

      Were you in Europe many times due to a tour with Al Jarreau, or was it because your dad was in the military?

  45. rightymouse says:

    Charles Foster Johnson is a homophobic asshole.

  46. Octopus says:

    Why Stonewall Jackson is such a legend. Also, this Montemayor fellow does incredibly clear and concise presentations on major battles of the Pacific, such as Coral Sea and Midway. Very much worth a few minutes of anyone’s time.

    • KGB says:

      I saw his videos on the WWII naval battles many months ago and then watched the one you linked above. They’re done very, very well.

      How many high school kids today are learning these things? Instead of examining just who Jackson was (and this Yankee is full of admiration for the ramrod straight man behind the uniform) and why he was so extraordinary a leader, they just get told GrayManBad. Jackson asked so much of his soldiers, pushing them to the very limits of human perseverance, and yet they loved him and would run through a wall for him. But the typical NPC/SJW of today? They would have been the ones to cynically see the true evil that no one else was privvy to back in 1862. They’ve been enlightened as no other human past or present. Just ask them.

      • Octopus says:

        Speaking of WWII, I started watching “Private Ryan” today, after not seeing it since I went to see it in the theater after its general release. I didn’t get through the opening scenes of the D-Day landing, this time. It was a particular shot from the German machine-gunner’s view, in a concrete pillbox/fortress overlooking the beach, mowing down Americans as the doors opened on their landing craft. I just saw a real doc the other day about veterans of the landing, who described the experience of being mown down like paper-targets, except for the blood, guts, body-parts and screaming. It was too much to handle, for “entertainment.” Reminded me of my wife’s Uncle Mike, who died recently, who had once described his landing in the third wave as “worse than the first wave, because the boats were already covered with blood, guts and puke.” They knew what they were heading into. They knew the beaches weren’t cleared by the bombing, and that the enemy was still there ready to kill them.

        Uncle Mike walked out of the theater before the Normandy scene ended. He said, “It was nothing like that, ten times worse.” I’m sure he would have liked to have walked out of France, before the hellish hedgerows fighting where he was wounded and taken prisoner for a time, narrowly escaping execution. He was an 18-year-old kid who spoke broken English, raised by Greek immigrants who spoke mostly Greek. He dreamed of being a professional boxer, and learned to box at the same gym as Billy Conn, the Pittsburgh fighter who is famed for his bouts with Joe Louis, among other things. He used to claim that he once sparred with Conn at their Pittsburgh gym, but the timeline seems a bit off for that one. He became notorious in his later years for making up wild stories of his life that were complete fabrications.

  47. Octopus says:

    Shit-For-Brains and his non-pals on the Idiot Left are bereft at Trump’s latest Win. Pretend it didn’t happen, Chonky! That’s been working great so far. 😂😂😂😂

  48. Octopus says:

    And then there’s the freak-out over this:

    I thought Putin was Trump’s bff, after placing him in office. Hunh. 🧐

  49. Octopus says:

    They still sound good. I was tempted to join a buddy in Chicago for this tour, but I’ve seen them five times already, and they’re not going to surprise me. It was $225/ticket for decent seats, and then a hotel on top of that. Okay, I got out-voted by the wife! 😆

    • Octopus says:

      Chonky is pushing homophobic shrieking, again. SSDD! The

      • KGB says:

        Jeepers, there must have been 10 or 11 Nazis there. Grim milestone?

        • Octopus says:

          When I was attending UM, there was a Nazi demonstration a few feet down the road at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. About 12 Nazis showed up for that, in 1979, and the crowd around them laughed them out of town. You have to let the morons march, but there’s no compulsion to subscribe to their newsletter or buy their badly-reprinted copies of “The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion.”

          • poteen2 says:

            I worked in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and most of Washtenaw? county in 1974. Never saw any Nazis. The Hare Krishnas were all over Ann Arbor. They would have scared the Nazis away

          • Octopus says:

            The Nazis that did their little demo in Ypsi weren’t even from there — they were a motley crew from various basements and bunkers in several states. Never saw them again.

  50. dezzez says:

    Of course fat-ass lacks the spine to tag the Trumps or the morality to correct is lying followers blatant lies.

    • rightymouse says:

      • Octopus says:

        Even when Trump picks up the tabs, the Haters gotta hate. Losers. 😆

        Chonky, you’d have to leave the house to go on a pub crawl, with your futon dragging behind you, still connected to your gross bulk. Not happening.

      • rightymouse says:

        Fatso can’t even check things out before posting crap. He gets owned in his Twitter feed for being stupid.

  51. Octopus says:

    Jane and Arlene are outside their nursing home, having a drink and a smoke, when it starts to rain. Jane pulls out a condom, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette, and continues smoking.

    Arlene: What in the hell is that?

    Jane: A condom. This way my cigarette doesn’t get wet.

    Arlene: Where did you get it?

    Jane: You can get them at any pharmacy.

    The next day, Arlene hobbles herself into the local pharmacy and
    announces to the pharmacist that she wants a box of condoms.
    The pharmacist, obviously embarrassed, looks at her kind of strangely (she is, after all, over 80 years of age), but very delicately asks what size, texture, brand of condom she prefers.

    ‘Doesn’t matter Sonny, as long as it fits on a Camel.’

  52. Octopus says:

    Is this shirt too casual for Casual Friday’s?

    • rightymouse says:

      Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! 😯

      • Octopus says:

        I know! 😆

        I was led to that catastrophe by a story about a guy who had the same motto (?) on his truck, and refused to remove it when asked by police to do so. He cited “Humor” as the reason, but I feel there are darker forces at work.

    • dezzez says:

      Tumpswab Johnson has that shirt in XXX Jabba Da Hutt size

    • Bunk X says:

      Um, well, yeah. I can see that there’s a demand for a new thread, but I’ve been kinda busy.

  53. Octopus says:

    Uncle Touchy’s Twitter-Feelz is a place of sad desperation and loser-political-hackery. He’s all about the rising sea levels, doncha know. And the abortion. And a cute bracelet with his and the Unicorn Messiah’s names on it. 😆

  54. Octopus says:

    Chonky’s regressing quickly. Soon he’ll be growing new baby teeth. 😆

  55. Octopus says:

    As do I. It’s the perfect message. 😆

    Popcorn futures are through the damn roof, too. Glad I bought in.

  56. Octopus says:

    Nobody’s coming at you, Fatass. People barely know you exist. Stop fantasizing about being popular on the internet again, and get a job. 😆

  57. Octopus says:

    Yet another racist, sexist attack on a black woman who dares to have an opinion contrary to yours. Bet that felt good, eh? After all these years of being spurned by blacks and women?

  58. Octopus says:

    Funny thing about that is, you and the rest of the Idiot Left have been saying “the wheels are coming off” and “the walls are closing in,” since before President Trump took office. And every day since. With no evidence whatsoever to support this idiotic notion. While he goes ahead with the job and notches win after win after win.

    They sure are keeping it a good secret, aren’t they? 😆

  59. Bunk X says:

    Okay, so where do we go from here?