Being Rude to Tucker Carlson Will Not Fix What's Broken in You
Over the weekend, some kid in Montana was a jerk to Tucker Carlson in a fly fishing shop and then Instagrammed it. The youngster, one Dan Bailey, had someone record him as he went up to Carlson and harangued the man to his face. “You are the worst human being known to mankind,” opined the petulant child. So of course, this livid lib became a Dem hero for a day.
This is a very silly thing to say to Tucker. I’ve known him for over a decade, and he is not the worst human being known to mankind. He barely even cracks the top 10! Honestly, he’s no worse than the 7th or 8th human being known to mankind. And that’s just counting the people who are alive today. If we’re talking all-time hall of fame villains throughout the whole of human history, Tucker isn’t even in the top 20.
But seriously, what’s wrong with this picture?
If this intellectual giant is so ticked off about Tucker’s opinions on the pandemic, where’s his mask? If he’s so worried about COVID-19 and thinks Tucker is spreading it, why is he getting right up in the man’s face?
That’s easy. Because Dan Bailey doesn’t really believe what he’s saying, and he’s not very smart. He saw his moment and wanted to go viral for being rude to somebody who’s loathed by people who are as stupid as he is. He assumed all the journos and other liberals who hate Tucker would amplify his boorish behavior, and now he’s succeeded. Congratulations, I guess?
The weirdest part is that Dan Bailey did this in a shop named Dan Bailey’s Outdoor Company. But Dan Bailey the rude customer has no connection to Dan Bailey the store. Awkward! Here’s what you find at danbaileys.com right now:
“On July 23rd, a well-known television personality, Tucker Carlson, was affronted while shopping at Dan Bailey’s Outdoor Company. Coincidentally, the person engaging Mr. Carlson was a local resident named Dan Bailey. This person has no affiliation with our business, other than he shares the same name as our founder, who passed away in 1982. To be clear, we treat every customer equally and respectfully. Our staff was professional and cordial to Mr. Carlson, as we are with all of our customers.”
That’s sort of like a guy getting ejected from a burger joint for yelling at the other customers, and then it turns out his name is Ronald McDonald.
This kind of stuff is why I use a pseudonym and don’t go on TV. Being famous seems like hell on earth to me. The first time I ever met Tucker in 2009, he flew to Indianapolis on a day’s notice to interview me to work for the Daily Caller, I met him at the Starbucks in the airport, and he hired me on the spot. (It’s still bizarre to me that it happened, but it happened.) And as we were sitting there chatting, a middle-aged woman walked up to our table, unprompted, and launched into a monologue about how she didn’t like Tucker and he should be more liberal and Keith Olbermann was better.No “Hello,” no “I watch your show,” nothing like that. She just marched up and went right into her speech, because she saw somebody she recognized from TV and somehow assumed they knew each other.
Tucker was very polite and cordial to her, and I got the impression that it happened to him all the time. He just brushed it off, but I was mortified. My momma raised me better than that. In our family, if you have a problem with somebody, you don’t make a big spectacle of yourself in public. You do the civilized thing and type up a snotty blog post about it.
This Montana incident also shows a big difference between Fox News and CNN. At CNN, the roles are reversed. It’s the employees who out of their way to call out the regular Americans who are just minding their own business.
But Tucker doesn’t need to resort to that sort of behavior because he isn’t desperate for ratings.
This is the part where a lib says: “Well, if he doesn’t want to be treated that way, he shouldn’t be walking around in stores!” Really? Is that what you’d say if this had been a MAGA-head yelling at Chris Hayes or Anderson Cooper?
I don’t think people are necessarily more rude or uncivil than they’ve ever been. Dudes have been pricks to each other in public since the dawn of time. Hell, back in the old days, this sort of thing usually ended up in a duel. The difference was, there was no footage of it. Recording yourself being awful in public and then putting it online for some cheap clout is a very recent development.
Just because you have an internet-enabled video camera on your cellphone, that doesn’t mean you should use it to be a dickhead. Leave that to the professionals.
So apparently the Olympics are happening?
Listen carefully to this Joe Biden soundbite. He’s being widely quoted, but I think it’s a misquote:
A lot of people think Biden said, “My butt’s been wiped.” #MyButtsBeenWiped is even trending on Twitter. But whatever your opinion of the man, there’s no need to misquote him to score partisan points. If you listen closely, what the president of the United States actually said is:
“My butt’s been waxed.”
I knew the White House had in-house cooks and barbers and calligraphers and whatnot, but I didn’t know my tax dollars were going toward this particular service. Sounds painful, but these are the sacrifices a leader must make for his people.
There’s still time to help those Texas Dem lawmakers who fled their state to avoid a vote they knew they’d lose. They’re trapped in Washington, DC by their own stupidity, and you can spend some of your own money to enable their ridiculous behavior.
What are they, five years old? They can’t find any Dr. Pepper in our nation’s capital?
If you care about these people, tell them to go home. I don’t, so I won’t. Every day they find a new way to humiliate themselves and I love it.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is now urging people to get the “Trump vaccine.” Obviously she doesn’t know the rules. You were only allowed to call it the “Trump vaccine” during in the early days of the pandemic, when you believed the experts who told you it was impossible to manufacture a vaccine before Inauguration Day 2021. You could only call it the “Trump vaccine” when you were trying to undermine confidence in it because you wanted him out of office. Now that Operation Warp Speed has been a success, you can no longer give Trump any credit for it because he’s a big jerk and you don’t like him.
Speaking as a cuck RINO traitor who probably wanted Hillary to win, calling it the “Trump vaccine” is fine. I had some problems with his initial response to the pandemic, but he wasn’t responsible for the Chinese Communist Party unleashing this plague on the planet. China made this mess, and America cleaned it up. This vaccine is a miracle. You’re welcome, world.
If Hillary had won, she’d get the credit. Trump won, so he gets the credit. That’s just how it works. No need to cry about it.
If calling it the “Trump vaccine” makes Trump fans want to get the shot, that’s a plus. Whatever works. And if it makes Trump haters avoid getting the shot, that’s their problem.
Ryan Long is great: “If you’ve ever watched a progressive scene in a movie, just know that I’m the person who removed it for audiences in China.”
I quit watching Kevin Can F**k Himself on AMC+ when the novelty of the title and the half-sitcom/half-prestige drama format wore off, but I skimmed through the last episode of the season just to see if Kevin’s wife (I honestly can’t remember her name) went through with her plans and killed him. No spoilers, but suffice it to say that feminists will love it, and viewers who enjoy Ralph Kramden types and their hopeless schemes will wonder what all the fuss is about.
The show is trying to make a big point about toxic masculinity and How We Live Now, I guess, which is why it seems like a mistake to make Kevin so irrepressibly cuddly even when he’s being an oblivious, narcissistic manchild. He’s a hapless clown, not a monster.
That’s why the show fundamentally does not work. They might’ve made an interesting TV movie about a guy who turns the whole world into a sitcom just by walking into a room. Ninety minutes and it’s done, before the viewer gets sick of the constant switching back and forth. But Allison — Allison, that’s it! — just isn’t an interesting enough character to carry an entire series. She’s not a female Walter White. She’s just a pathetic loser who should leave her husband if he’s making her so miserable. She’s no better than he is, and arguably she’s even worse because he’s not the one sneaking around trying to kill her. Sorry if that’s misogynist?
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Relax, it’s a joke. Tucker was the best boss I’ve ever had, and he’s still my friend. We don’t agree on everything, but friends can have differing opinions without swearing a vendetta against each other. You really need to calm down, bud. Stop yelling. This is not healthy. When was the last time you checked your blood pressure?
Remember that guy? Speaking of high blood pressure…
I grew up on the Northern Great Plains, and I've lived in Montana for 20+ years. I always thought I was safe here because the people were the kind that had a funeral in the morning and were back in the fields at noon because that's just life. Yet we ran out of toilet paper last year and now we're yelling at *conservative* talk show hosts (not that we ever yelled at *liberal* talk show hosts. We just laughed at their sissy-fied city ways). The transplants need to go back home. I didn't mind being a Dem voter in a red state whose opinion never counted if it meant that I didn't have to put up with yuppy craziness.
Every time I get mad at something Carlson says, I remind myself of how good he was to you.
Life would be sooo much simpler if people would just stay in their Good of Bad lanes.
As to the snarky post thing, I enjoy your mastery of the form. Your paternal grandfather lives on in you.