'Damn we are so cordial.' 'I'll put you in jail, you bitch.' After Wednesday's acrimonious debate, the appearances of candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were supposed to be lite-n-cheery at Thursday's Al Smith Dinner, a fundraiser for Catholic Charities where politicians are expected to lead off with a couple of self-deprecating jokes before adding some gentle roasting of their opponents. Yes, that
Serious, now: for Trump to say, at the Al Smith dinner, that Hillary hates Catholics, even in "jest," was a terrible blunder. Many of the people in that room come from families that experienced intense anti-Catholic prejudice - especially Al Smith. They don't think Hillary is anti-Catholic, and they didn't think it was funny at all.
It's worth it.
Raised Catholic, I've never understood Protestant sects with an anti-alcohol bent. At the Wedding Feast at Canaan, Jesus didn't use running out of wine as an opportunity for an anti-alcohol diatribe. He gave 'em top shelf.
he is like a cartoon. who seriously says that? that's what comedians say while satirizing racists. wtf.
You know, the woman in red behind the dais could have taught the Matrix a thing or two.
A favorite joke from my childhood at St. Paul's school:
What's the Pope's phone number?Et cum spiri 220.
I immediately thought of the Woman in Red from the Matrix.
I know , right?! He's despicable.
Two. He avoided another Columbus channel (10TV) later.
Behind Trump, are those...vampires?
I honestly had no idea what that was in reference to. Them looking around for it, it is still a pretty opaque statement. At fivethirtyeight they made the point that Trump regularly brings up stuff you would need a deep knowledge of the right-wing internet to understand. This was yet another example.
I'm surprised nobody's added in a popping-out monocle to an animated GIF of that.
Just the same then. That's reassuring!
I really couldn't believe what I was hearing with that "Hillary pretending she doesn't hate Catholics" line. A shameless lie, and definitely nasty. Vicious actually. And not even trying to be a joke. Trump was using a bully's tactic, trying to turn others against their victims. Glad it backfired, the boos were for that obvious lie and about Trump's going nasty at what is meant to be a civilized and civil and light-hearted event. That was beyond the pale.
Guess he's down there firing the alligators