As a wise man once said, you should never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. But when it comes to current events in Afghanistan, the Biden administration is spewing out plenty of both.
Biden gave yet another “press conference” Tuesday, although none of them have been actual press conferences. He just reads off a teleprompter for a few minutes, and then turns around and walks right out as the press yells at him.
We’re getting used to this image by now:
Literally turning his back on Americans in trouble is becoming a daily ritual for Biden. If he knew we’d be seeing so much of him from this angle, he would’ve gotten some more of those plugs on top.
Biden was five hours late to his own scheduled “press conference,” and there was no point in having any reporters there in the first place. The only time he’s answered any questions about this Afghanistan debacle was when he humiliated himself in front of George Stephanopoulos, of all people.
Jen Psaki did take questions from the press, for all the good it did anyone. Remember when she got all theatrically outraged at the very idea that Americans are stranded in Afghanistan? That was Monday. The very next day, she admitted that yes, there are Americans stranded in Afghanistan:
Is it just me, or does she seem very nervous and twitchy?1 If she keeps yanking at her hair like that, she’ll have a big bald spot like her boss. The way this Afghanistan debacle is going, it’ll take a lot more than Democrat operatives making #PsakiBomb trend on Twitter to fool people into thinking she’s popular.
And if the White House has it all under control like they say, explain this:
Just 24 hours before, Psaki said: “We are committed to bringing Americans, who want to come home, home. We are in touch with them via phone, via text, via e-mail, via any way that we can possibly reach Americans, to get them home if they want to return home.” Now she’s crowdsourcing the problem? They don’t even know how many Americans are still trapped there, let alone how to contact them. What a complete fiasco.
So now, after they abandon all those people in Afghanistan, they’ll claim that anybody who’s stuck there didn’t want to leave. They didn’t want to escape the Taliban.
What happens when those terrorists start taking hostages? How is Psaki going to blame that one on Peter Doocy?
And how’s this for some spin:
You don’t get to sink the ship and then brag about the number of lifeboats.
Yeah, it’s the biggest airlift in U.S. history because this is the biggest presidential screwup in U.S. history. This is a disaster of Biden’s own making, and now Psaki is boasting about how frantically they’re scrambling to clean up after Biden’s incompetence.
What good is a government that doesn’t even try to protect its own citizens? For the past 18 months we’ve been scolded and hectored about doing our part to save lives, and now this elderly dunderhead is just abandoning thousands of his own people to the goddamn Taliban. He created this whole situation, and now Americans are going to suffer for it.
Joe Biden did this. He’s the worst president in my lifetime, and I lived through Jimmy Carter. I’m so glad I didn’t vote for him.
And I’ll vote for McAfee’s corpse in 2024 if you people make me. It’s up to you.
On Monday, the news broke that Andrew Cuomo abandoned his dog Captain when he moved out of the governor’s mansion in disgrace. In response, Cuomo sent out his final tweet as governor, with what he seemed to think was a heartwarming photo of himself with Captain:
But guess what? That was just another lie.
Archive: Governor Andrew Cuomo @NYGovCuomoSome people just can't get the facts straight. Yes, I was downstate monitoring storm response for a few days, but Captain and I are a man and his dog. He is part of our family and that’s the way it will always be. https://t.co/x2KMpBLKwL
Yep, that photo is over a year old. What a scumbag. Is there anything the Cuomo family won’t lie about?
I hope Captain is doing okay, and that he’s far, far away from that miserable creep.
Why does the Pensacola News Journal hate women? Why aren’t Democrats, nominally the party of women, outraged? Why does Ron DeSantis drive these people even crazier than they already were?
It took 25 years for Monica Lewinsky to put her side of the story onscreen, and it looks… I’m sorry, but it looks hilarious.
Clive Owen kinda looks like Bill Clinton, I guess? They should’ve just put him in a wig and skipped the prosthetics, because that bulbous nose is just distracting. Besides, that wasn’t really the body part that caused Clinton so many problems.
I don’t know anything about the actress playing Lewinsky, but we’ll see if she’s any good or if she s… uh… isn’t good.
Charlie Watts, R.I.P. He just sat there and watched the Glimmer Twins jump around like idiots, and it was all fine with him. He kept the time, imperturbably. Good drummer, good man.
Do you own a copy of Nirvana’s Nevermind on CD? Y’know, the one with the naked baby swimming after a dollar bill on a fishing hook. Well, the baby on the cover isn’t a baby anymore, and now he’s claiming we all own child pornography!
The cover art subject — who, like the “Nevermind” album itself, is now 30 — is asking at least $150,000 from each of the defendants, who include include surviving band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic; Courtney Love, the executor of Kurt Cobain’s estate; Guy Oseary and Heather Parry, managers of Cobain’s estate; photographer Kirk Weddle; art director Robert Fisher; and a number of existing or defunct record companies that released or distributed the album in the last three decades.
That would be a tidy profit. Maybe Elden has a case. Or maybe he just resents the band’s wealth because he didn’t get any of it, and now he’s trying to humiliate them into forking out a sum they can easily afford. After all, it’s one of the most iconic album covers of the ‘90s, and that’s his dingus hanging out.
Call me skeptical that he really thinks it’s kiddie porn, though. Back in 2016, Elden re-created the cover photo, this time wearing swim trunks. He said he wanted to do it naked, but the photographer balked. Seems like Elden re-creates the photo every few years to remind people that he was that baby. He didn’t say anything about kiddie porn until now.
Elden told GQ in 2016:
“I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to do a piece of work better than that in my entire life. But I’m just trying to get it out of my head – this image of a baby chasing a dollar – and not worry about making millions of dollars. It’s a complicated thing.”
His parents only got $200 for the photo back in ‘91, and now Nirvana is worth millions. (Billions?)
I’m just trying to put myself in Elden’s shoes, not that he was wearing any. He’s on the cover of one of the best-selling albums of all time, and yet his image was used as an indictment of capitalism. The band made a baby chase a dollar as a joke, and then they made millions of dollars from it. I’d be pretty ambivalent and resentful too if I were Elden, but not enough to humiliate myself like this. It was just a baby picture. They weren’t depicting Elden as a “sex worker,” like the lawsuit claims. It just seems pretty sad.
Oh well. Whatever. Etc.
Holy crap, does this mean the Bee Girl from Blind Melon will want a big payday too?
Last week I told you about Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. It’s a funny show and you should watch it. If you don’t believe me, read this review.
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