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Dec 27, 2022Liked by Roy Edroso

Whether it’s the People’s Convoy or the “average Joes” Salena Zito loves to interview (who all turn out to be GOP operatives, strangely enough), it is SOP for most of these guys to fall into either the Fraud or Fool category. Usually when the truth comes out it’s boringly predictable.

That’s a big reason I for one am glad George Santos is on the scene because his insane brazenness makes him both unpredictable and the only Republican I can think of who has ever made me laugh. I mean, come on, “I never claimed to be Jewish, I said I was Jew-*ish*” is god-tier, George Costanza-level bullshitting.

“Yes, I lied about who I am and my entire past. Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had told me when I entered politics as a Republican that sort of thing was frowned upon…” And you know, the man makes a valid point.

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Dec 27, 2022Liked by Roy Edroso

"CanCult Queen Bari"

Reminds me that 57% of 'culture' is 'cult'.

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Dec 27, 2022·edited Dec 27, 2022Liked by Roy Edroso

Excellent! Thanks!

Bob Bolus sounds like something that could be wrong with a chicken.

-"That chicken ain't layin' no eggs. Bolus gets all bobbed up you might as well change their name to Sunday Dinner."

"Soft handed sissy fake." When Trump first got nominated for president Anthony Bourdain talked about how Trump and his ilk ( a word without negative connotations that is always used as though it has them) had the softest hands imaginable. Someone else mentioned he probably had never trimmed his own toenails. I am reminded of Lewis Blacks riff about billionaires having someone on staff to wash their balls because they could.

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Dec 27, 2022·edited Dec 27, 2022Liked by Roy Edroso

Let us not forget the dissidents, such as Bicycle Guy, who showed the truckers and truckettes and non-binary truckin' folx for what they are – all truck and no action...I mean, if'n them truck-folk were for real, the Lone Cyclist woulda been nothing more than a stain on the tarmac.

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Dec 27, 2022Liked by Roy Edroso

I thought the trucker convoy was the culmination of the red trucker MAGA hat craze that Trump dumped on America. Seeing the Donald covering his pride and joy with a red baseball cap made me laugh but conservatives see the world differently.

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Dec 27, 2022Liked by Roy Edroso

The media's turning on the truck convoy crybabies was, of course, the exception to the rule of media empowering them. Just saying. And the fact that the convoy was in no small part not quite they represented themselves to be didn't help their relationship with the media.

"Can common sense and the smell test save us from conservatism? Dare to dream!"

I'd daresay the little people's failure or refusal to support the convoy he-men maybe was an indication that the electorate would only support so much GOP insanity in the then-coming election. OTOH, maybe it;'s that average person teds to be repelled by crazy people. Whichever, whatever, may all that repulsion never shrink til the nation's reasonably functional again.

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Dec 27, 2022·edited Dec 27, 2022Liked by Roy Edroso

Thanks, now I've got "Antifa threw soda at me" firmly lodged in my brain, right next to "Mrs. Krabappel and Principal Skinner were in the closet making babies and I saw one of the babies and the baby looked at me"

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we’re gonna do it through diplomacy first. And then we’ll take the next step if things don’t work. That was my favorite line - like a sovereign country threatening to invade. The self-regard of those clowns knew no limits, at first.

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Dec 27, 2022Liked by Roy Edroso

Love the whole thing, but "Lord Humungus" is cherce.

I'm about to give our host the highest praise I can. I follow, via Twitter, Marina Hyde, a brilliant and hilarious columnist for The Guardian. I read anything I find by her, even though most of the time I don't know who the fuck she's talking about, since it's about British politics. I routinely says to myself, I says, "Why don't we have a writer like that?"

I just realized that we do. It's our own dear Roy, folks. (Catch up with Hyde if you can. She's tops.)

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This is what happens when they leave the comfort of a Trump rally and wander somewhere populated with mostly normal people.

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This Xmas season, I’m grateful for Roy. Whatever would I do without his prose? $7 is a bargain

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I was in DC when the “truckers” were allegedly there. Caught a glimpse of a few of their acolytes proselytizing on the Mall but other than that ... nada.

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"Truck-Led Convoy to Circle Capital Beltway Twice" TWICE! Not once, like some pussy.

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The Revolutionary War drag the T.P.ers loved reminded me so much of Abbie Hoffman that it fixed in my mind that a lot of the Right had _serious_ 'Sixties Envy, if only because (like Norbert the Nark) they couldn't stop thinking of (pardon the expression) 'those big-tittied hippie chicks'.

I've heard the unsubstantiated claim (from some vaguely credible source) that there was an awful lot of strong pot going-around, around the Capitol 'round 2021-01-06….

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