Brown Girl in the Wringer

Regarding Jeff Bezo’s recent run-in with publishers who have pictures of his tackle, The Zman had this to say:

He broke the cardinal rule of super villains. Never write when you can speak. Never speak when you can nod. Most important, never send pics of you wiener to people. He was cavalier about being recorded and now is the world’s silliest super villain.

Donald Trump talks a lot of nonsense and tweets an awful lot more, but he’s not stupid enough to put it in a document and circulate it. This gives him ample room to backtrack, shift the goalposts, or simply state “No, I never said that.” Like many businessmen and politicians, he’s smart enough not to commit to anything he may be held to.

Over the past month or so several people – notably Scott Adams – have been praising Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her political savvy, and likening her powers of persuasion and reframing the conversation to those of Donald Trump. I agree she does have appeal and is good on social media, but she’s already made her first blunder. As I wrote the other day, she issued this Green New Deal which seems to have been inspired by episodes of The Flintstones. Before the ink was dry, the front-running Democrat presidential hopefuls – Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Brooker, and Kirtsten Gillibrand – had endorsed it. But within hours anyone to the right of Bernie Sanders was having a merry old time tearing it to pieces and hooting with laughter.

Team Ocasio-Cortez sprang into action to say, variously: the document was fake, it was the wrong one, it was only a draft, and it was issued by mistake.


It probably wasn’t lost on most Americans that the person who wants to radically transform the entire socio-economic system from the top down can’t even manage to release a simple policy document without making a pig’s ear of it. And to make matters worse:


The Republicans hold the senate and the deal is non-binding anyway, so there’s little risk in holding the vote from their side. But for the Democrats, they will have to decide whether they go on record backing a document a child may well have drawn up or denounce what their leading presidential candidates have publicly endorsed. I expect they’ll be a lot of abstentions, which will send their own message. Mitch McConnell has played a blinder here, and even more amusing are Democrat attempts to avert this catastrophe:


This is a complete own-goal by the Democrats, and boils down to the fact the half-sensible party leadership hasn’t got a grip on hotheaded dimwits like Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. I found these two tweets explained a lot:


This is the kind of thing you’d expect from schoolgirls under 11, not congresswomen. Aren’t we always being told how girls mature much faster than boys, who never really grow up? It seems modern feminism, consistent with pressing women to adopt the worst behaviours of men, encourages them to remain in perpetual adolescence. I was stunned to discover Ilhan Omar is 37 years old; I had her down for about 25. We keep being told it’s important for the future of society that grey-haired white men make way for multicoloured young women. Okay, but is it too much to expect they behave like adults and show at least some degree of competence beyond that which makes you popular in an American high school? I suppose this is what happens when you go straight into politics without having run so much as a whelk stall. Say what you like about Trump’s outbursts on Twitter, he does have skyscrapers in Manhattan with his name on. Until this week, the only think with AOC’s name on it was a tip jar in a bar somewhere in the Bronx. Now her name is on a hand-grenade rolling around the floor of Democrat HQ with the pin nowhere in sight. Political savvy, indeed.

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25 thoughts on “Brown Girl in the Wringer

  1. This is the consequence of banning those Brer Rabbit and Uncle Remus stories. In their effort to screw big oil the dems have jumped right into the tar pit.

  2. AOC is the best thing to happen to the Republicans since Trump appeared.
    The gift that keeps on giving.
    Before long, the rest of the Democrat leadership are going to realise this, and try to remove or silence or discredit her.
    If Hilary asks AOC for a private discussion, somewhere quiet and isolated, she shouldn’t go! 🙂

    NB California looks like being a good PR exercise for AOC’s Great Leap Greenwards. Cancelled 3 new gas powerstations (as per AOC), and also cancelled their HS2 equivalent (complete opposite of AOC).

  3. Mitch and Graham have both grown a set, will wonders never cease? This is like seal clubbing with Omar and occasional cortex getting hammered by both the GOP and Pelosi.

  4. >This is the kind of thing you’d expect from schoolgirls under 11

    These days this I’d say schoolgirls up to 18. In fact even a lot of University student females would behave just like this.

    BTW you’re really upping your game with the puns and the wisecracks, making it hard for us other bloggers!

  5. The democrat party is run by rich, white, geriatrics.
    Age and guile will overcome youth and ambition, every time.

    I can’t wait to see that particular moment of clarity hit Mz. AOC.

    And if the loon left takes over? They will become the party of color and socialism.

    Socialism/Communism has failed wherever it’s tried. And those were places that didn’t have a $20T+ bar tab.

  6. He broke the cardinal rule of super villains. Never write when you can speak. Never speak when you can nod. Most important, never send pics of you wiener to people. He was cavalier about being recorded and now is the world’s silliest super villain.

    Jeff Bezos had the balls to own up to his personal dumbassery in the most public way imaginable. Is that who ZMan is referring to here? Because it perfectly describes the brainiacs at AMI who thought it would be a great idea to put in writing their ambitions to become the next Gawker and email it to the person most able to make that dream come true. And most deservedly so.

  7. Just like Hulk Hogan became a laughing stock, thud? The bigger laugh by far is on the too-clever-by-half clowns at AMI. It’s not likely they’ll be walking away from this unscathed…

  8. “The bigger laugh by far is on the too-clever-by-half clowns at AMI. ”

    Yes because the guys down the local bar will talking about nothing else than how some sleazy muck raking tabloid got reamed in the courts………oh no wait, they’ll be laughing at the billionaire who is so beta he can’t even get hot and cold running bimbos delivered to his door, and is reduced to sending pictures of his dick to an ageing TV news anchor.

  9. Yes, Jim. Nothing screams “beta” like a self-made billionaire. Especially one who mans up to publicly own his mistakes.

  10. Have to say, you must know you’re doing something pretty badly wrong when a love-rat who has used his great resource to pursue a torrid affair before dumping his very charitable wife gets to take both the moral and legal high ground over you…

    I did mention this to a friend who hadn’t really been following the story. His attitude was very much “he’s a billionaire, he can do whatever – what’s even the story?” He hadn’t heard about what AMI had been allegedly trying to pull off.

  11. Rusty…you measure everything in money? Bezos and Hogan both jokes….but you are apparently dazzled by their wallets, the rest of us less so.

  12. I reserve the term “man-up” for mistakes like Gallipoli or Pearl Harbor. Getting caught literally with your pants down, while making photographic evidence of said fact, AND mailing your dick-picks to someone else thinking that you were doing it privately is pretty damn far from MANning up. WTF is with this crap where people (mostly on the left) totally f up their lives and then want credit for doing so and on top of that, the world’s shoulder to cry on?

  13. Thing about billionaires is, we tend to notice what they do & say. They don’t have to bother themselves with what we do or say. They can just buy themselves another jumbo jet in their favourite colour to take their mind off their hurt feelings.

  14. “Nothing screams “beta” like a self-made billionaire. Especially one who mans up to publicly own his mistakes.”

    If he was alpha he’d have a woman like Melania Trump on his arm and in his bed, and not be sending pics of his junk to a mutton dressed as lamb news anchor who didn’t even reciprocate in kind………

  15. *Jim — No accounting for taste, I guess. Anyway, Bezos seems a lot more “alpha” than the guy who actually does have Melania Trump on his arm. Unless “alpha” now means getting caught paying off so-so porn stars and having meltdowns on twitter all day.

    *WTP — Correct me if I’m mistaken, but I’m pretty sure no one has put forward Bezos for the Victoria Cross or the Medal of Honor. Are you sure you are in the right thread?

    *thud — I’d say creating a three-quarter-trillion dollar company from scratch is a pretty good indicator of worth. What is it with socialists and your resentment of material success?

  16. Rusty you are a funny man, socialists? pretty scarce round here I’m presuming you have just arrived from huff post or wherever your sort cavort., fanboys for bezos too but you do try, drop him a line maybe you too can have a gander at his dick.

  17. thud, I take infinitely less interest in Jeff Bezos’ dick pics than anyone on this thread does, yourself included.
    Which is precisely why it’s nice to see someone stand up to the inept clowns who want to traffick in said dick picks.
    And no, I’d hardly describe this place as a hotbed of free-market libertarianism.

  18. rusty, as I said you are a funny man but apparently unable to read given free markets and freedom from individuals such as yourself is pretty fundamental here and I see what you did with the dick pics…you got me there big fella! anyway you’ve been fed enough.

  19. Rusty L1A1 on February 14, 2019 at 6:53 pm said:
    thud, I take infinitely less interest in Jeff Bezos’ dick pics than anyone on this thread does, yourself included.

    Nope, you’re taking more interest in those photos than many others.

    FTR: I have zero interest in said pix, except to note how Bezos has considerably differing standards to mine when it comes to publishing photos of oneself.

    Bezos may have “built” a 3/4 trillion dollar company, from scratch, but I’ll be a whole lot more favourably impressed were he to also have some.. y’know… profits.

    To date he’s only shown skill at bilking people into giving him big dinero, without having to show any payola back to them.
    A skillset that should have impressed nobody but Irish travellers, who would consider him an extreme over-achiever.

  20. Did you actually read my comments with your eyes open, Steve? I am the only person on this entire thread making the point that the pics are the least interesting part of the whole sordid tale.
    2+2 =/= 5

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