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(Talking Points Memo)   Swamp dweller doesn't want swamp drained   ( talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, strategist Steve Bannon, Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump, President of the United States, Leader Mitch McConnell, Bill Clinton, Republican Party, Party leaders of the United States Senate  
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2017-09-09 06:06:34 PM  
He's the swamp's head turtle! Of course he doesn't want it drained!
 
2017-09-09 06:08:01 PM  
Even turtles gotta protect their phoney-baloney jobs!!
 
2017-09-09 07:43:14 PM  
It's probably better that we don't drain the swamp.  If we did, the leeches would have to come back home.
 
2017-09-09 07:46:16 PM  
Sure, I'll just take Bannon's word for it.
 
2017-09-09 08:27:57 PM  
Can that man do anything but frown?
 
2017-09-09 08:29:17 PM  
What would the turtle eat if the swamp drained?
 
2017-09-09 08:30:13 PM  
Swamp draining only works if you have people lined up who know how to craft good public policy and get legislation passed.

Otherwise you're replacing crooks with dumb crooks.
 
2017-09-09 08:31:07 PM  
Hit piece from Bannon. This is kind of fun.
 
2017-09-09 08:38:36 PM  

gnosis301: Can that man do anything but frown?


Yes, but it's more than a little unsettling when he does.

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2017-09-09 08:40:08 PM  
Gawd Bannon is such a sniveling little biatch
 
2017-09-09 08:40:09 PM  
This always happens, people think they will be the ones who will slay the hydra that is modern government, only to find out that people don't take kindly to being cut out as middlemen.

Honestly, if you want to get rid of the apparatus around the State, you'd have to collapse the State and start over.
 
2017-09-09 08:40:59 PM  

BlueDWarrior: This always happens, people think they will be the ones who will slay the hydra that is modern government, only to find out that people don't take kindly to being cut out as middlemen.

Honestly, if you want to get rid of the apparatus around the State, you'd have to collapse the State and start over.


Steve?
 
2017-09-09 08:43:22 PM  
Drain swamp, replace with...

Hurricane?
Alligators?
Air?
More swamp?
Hookers and blow?
Cistern effluent?
Trump associates?
Murdered hookers?
Dialysis sewage?
Hot air balloon ballast?
Sean Connery?
E.T. the video game?
Atlantis?
The mythical clitoris?
Brandon?
Brandon's shiatty drawings?
Turds?
Brandon's turds?
 
2017-09-09 08:43:29 PM  

kevlar51: Swamp draining only works if you have people lined up who know how to craft good public policy and get legislation passed.

Otherwise you're replacing crooks with dumb crooks.


So basically we'd be stuck with the idiots on COPS. I mean on one hand they'd be boneheaded enough that we'd catch them doing all the crap, but they'd keep doing it...
 
2017-09-09 08:43:55 PM  
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2017-09-09 08:45:43 PM  
The only way I'm taking sides between Yertle and Bannon is if the Revolutionary Committee for Public Safety demands that I decide which one goes to the guillotine first.
 
2017-09-09 08:46:42 PM  
Brandon's shiatty drawings of turds?
Stupid reptiles with no other job prospects?
Brandon's dad?
Dead people?
Civil war heroes?
Women with funny looking nipples?
Tinder rejects?
That girl at that Phish concert?
 
2017-09-09 08:48:31 PM  
Who?
Steve who?
Said what?
And why should I care?
 
2017-09-09 08:48:55 PM  

wejash: The only way I'm taking sides between Yertle and Bannon is if the Revolutionary Committee for Public Safety demands that I decide which one goes to the guillotine first.


Definitely root for injuries in this fight.
 
2017-09-09 08:50:48 PM  
Tyler Perry's Dookie Part One?
Barney Fife's single bullet?
Dry humping before your parents come home?
That sneeze when you step outside?
Bacteria induced diarrhea?
The effluvient of a midsummer's whore?
North Korean envy?
 
2017-09-09 08:57:41 PM  

fusillade762: Sure, I'll just take Bannon's word for it.


I see your point, but he's probably actually telling the truth on this one.
 
2017-09-09 09:00:35 PM  
Whatever's in Stretch Armstrong?
Whatever's in MyPillow?
Whatever's in Betty White's vaginal creme?
Lincoln's Army?
Concrete?
Gravel?
People that Brandon had a crush on but never said anything?
 
2017-09-09 09:05:14 PM  
Oh, just more swamp. Man, that's the obvious answer.
 
2017-09-09 09:06:14 PM  
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha
 
2017-09-09 09:08:14 PM  
Bannon further went on to describe a unique experience he had in the White House.

"I never thought it could happen to me." Bannon said, recounting the time he found himself alone in the Oval Office after-hours with Ivanka Trump shortly after an argument she had with husband Jared Kushner.

"I just tried to comfort her. I told her she was way too good for Kushner. I said that she deserved a real man, a White man."

Bannon claimed that while he held a sobbing Ivanka, Kushner returned to the Oval Office and fumed at seeing the two together. Bannon challenged Kushner to "do something about it" and then grabbed Ivanka between her legs "like we were in a locker room".

"The things I did to her made Billy Bush Saturday look like the first day of kindergarten. Jared was frozen in fear." Bannon said with a smile.

According to Bannon, "Jared just watched" as Bannon and Ivanka then engaged in sexual intercourse on the desk in the Oval Office.

"Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? The best part was afterward Jared actually said 'I am a cuck' and admitted to being a dirty Jewish Democrat. Flat-out."

"And you can prove all this?" Rose asked.

"Absolutely," Bannon replied.

The ousted White House strategist did not specify how he planned to do so. Also he had Arby's all over his shirt.
 
2017-09-09 09:12:05 PM  

recondite cetacean: Whatever's in Stretch Armstrong?
Whatever's in MyPillow?
Whatever's in Betty White's vaginal creme?
Lincoln's Army?
Concrete?
Gravel?
People that Brandon had a crush on but never said anything?


We all have something to bring to the conversation,  I think the best thing you can bring is silence.
 
2017-09-09 09:14:09 PM  
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2017-09-09 09:15:19 PM  

you are a puppet: Bannon further went on to describe a unique experience he had in the White House.

"I never thought it could happen to me." Bannon said, recounting the time he found himself alone in the Oval Office after-hours with Ivanka Trump shortly after an argument she had with husband Jared Kushner.

"I just tried to comfort her. I told her she was way too good for Kushner. I said that she deserved a real man, a White man."

Bannon claimed that while he held a sobbing Ivanka, Kushner returned to the Oval Office and fumed at seeing the two together. Bannon challenged Kushner to "do something about it" and then grabbed Ivanka between her legs "like we were in a locker room".

"The things I did to her made Billy Bush Saturday look like the first day of kindergarten. Jared was frozen in fear." Bannon said with a smile.

According to Bannon, "Jared just watched" as Bannon and Ivanka then engaged in sexual intercourse on the desk in the Oval Office.

"Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? The best part was afterward Jared actually said 'I am a cuck' and admitted to being a dirty Jewish Democrat. Flat-out."

"And you can prove all this?" Rose asked.

"Absolutely," Bannon replied.

The ousted White House strategist did not specify how he planned to do so. Also he had Arby's all over his shirt.


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2017-09-09 09:17:09 PM  

Arachnophobe: gnosis301: Can that man do anything but frown?

Yes, but it's more than a little unsettling when he does.

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2017-09-09 09:19:11 PM  
Bannon looks good in makeup in that video from TFA. His gin blossoms are covered and his lips are glossy and sultry. I bet after he watches this air tomorrow he won't be able to suck his own D fast enough. Would you fark me? I'd fark me. You can tell these high level GOP guys don't skimp when it comes to makeup. They're not wearing cheap stuff you can shoplift in Walmart. Bannon's foundation in that video, trump's concealer, McConnel's pressed powder, those aren't low end cosmetics. These guys only wear the top shelf makeup and I can't help but admire how well they wear it. Kudos to them.
 
2017-09-09 09:22:49 PM  
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2017-09-09 09:24:29 PM  

you are a puppet: Bannon further went on...

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2017-09-09 09:25:47 PM  

markie_farkie: Even turtles gotta protect their phoney-baloney jobs!!


Harumph!
 
2017-09-09 09:26:08 PM  
The guy kicked out of the White house sounds bitter.
 
2017-09-09 09:26:34 PM  
If Bannon wants to instigate even more GOP infighting, I can't help but wish him the best of luck.
 
2017-09-09 09:27:58 PM  
Of course he did. As a candidate Trump promised to impose term limits on Congress. Mitch asked him to drop that shiat on day one, and Trump did.

Surprised nobody's brought it up at all.
 
2017-09-09 09:30:37 PM  

Scythed: If Bannon wants to instigate even more GOP infighting, I can't help but wish him the best of luck.


Meh. Let me know when they man up and start dueling.
 
2017-09-09 09:32:24 PM  

Zerochance: Of course he did. As a candidate Trump promised to impose term limits on Congress. Mitch asked him to drop that shiat on day one, and Trump did.

Surprised nobody's brought it up at all.


Because term limits are a bogus solution to a problem with group psychology.
 
2017-09-09 09:34:40 PM  

FlashHarry: He's the swamp's turtle head! Of course he doesn't want it drained!


Ftfy
 
2017-09-09 09:34:55 PM  

BlueDWarrior: This always happens, people think they will be the ones who will slay the hydra that is modern government, only to find out that people don't take kindly to being cut out as middlemen.

Honestly, if you want to get rid of the apparatus around the State, you'd have to collapse the State and start over.


I went to the Boston counter-protest to the alt-right "free speech" event a coupla weeks ago, and spent a lot of time talking to the guy next to me, who assured me that the only answer was anarchy.
'Why?' I asked him.
He really didn't have an answer.
 
2017-09-09 09:36:05 PM  
It's really hard to know who to root for in this fight. The whole "enemy of my enemy" equation is stretched to its capacity here. On the one hand, the swamp is real, and it does need to be drained. On the other, the freakshow Bannon envisions is rather terrifying. I would LOVE to see McConnell ousted as senator, not just as majority leader. That f*cker can choke on a goat's dick for all I care about his post-senate life, as long as he's gone. But when guys like Pruitt and Price and Pai are put into positions of power, the entire infrastructure of the US is put in jeopardy.
 
2017-09-09 09:41:42 PM  

bizzwire: BlueDWarrior: This always happens, people think they will be the ones who will slay the hydra that is modern government, only to find out that people don't take kindly to being cut out as middlemen.

Honestly, if you want to get rid of the apparatus around the State, you'd have to collapse the State and start over.

I went to the Boston counter-protest to the alt-right "free speech" event a coupla weeks ago, and spent a lot of time talking to the guy next to me, who assured me that the only answer was anarchy.
'Why?' I asked him.
He really didn't have an answer.


That's actually a good example of the problem people who believe in the government being a vehicle for positive change.

People distrust institutions and systems now, but they also know our complex society needs those systems to run, even if they can state that clearly. So they feel something is wrong, something needs to change, but can't (or won't) state what it should change to.

So they become easy marks to demagogues who say they have the magic solution.
 
2017-09-09 09:42:56 PM  

Zerochance: Of course he did. As a candidate Trump promised to impose term limits on Congress. Mitch asked him to drop that shiat on day one, and Trump did.

Surprised nobody's brought it up at all.


Term limits are a terrible idea. They're antithetical to the idea of a robust democratic republic that thrives on electoral participation. If anything, nix the electoral college and repeal the 22A. The electoral college gives disproportionate power to smaller states, and the 22A was a political response to Republicans' inability to field a serious challenger to FDR after 4 elections.
 
2017-09-09 09:43:07 PM  

BlueDWarrior: Zerochance: Of course he did. As a candidate Trump promised to impose term limits on Congress. Mitch asked him to drop that shiat on day one, and Trump did.

Surprised nobody's brought it up at all.

Because term limits are a bogus solution to a problem with group psychology.


It would also require a constitutional amendment.
 
2017-09-09 10:04:13 PM  
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2017-09-09 10:06:33 PM  
Well, someone here doesn't like good old fashioned intercourse.
 
2017-09-09 10:10:05 PM  
The last president who actually tried to clean up the swamp was Carter and he paid a horrible price.
 
2017-09-09 10:15:08 PM  

fusillade762: Sure, I'll just take Bannon's word for it.


While I wouldn't be suprised if Mcturtle said what Bannon claims, Bannon's credibility is.... umm... If he said water was wet, I would have to check to be sure.
 
2017-09-09 10:19:20 PM  
Trump: The swamp is now protected by the EPA.  Thanks!
 
2017-09-09 10:23:53 PM  
I think it's mostly that he understands the optics of a buch of openly corrupt people claiming they are going to end corruption. Everybody knows you're not going to change it, so it is in popr taste to continue to claim you will.
 
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