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Jim Gaffigan disses Trump = 30,000 retweets
« on: September 05, 2020, 11:43:13 PM »
https://twitter.com/JimGaffigan
from August the 28th

Look Trumpers I get it.  As a kid I was a cubs fan and I know you stick by your team no matter what but he's a traitor and a con man who doesn't care about you.  Deep down you know it.  I'm sure you enjoy pissing people off but you know Trump is a liar and a criminal.

By the way you can't be against Cancel Culture and tell people to stay out of politics.  You know that time you did a job and didn't get paid? That's trump and you know it.

I know you hate snobs and elites I get it but look at Ivana and that douche bag Jerod.  Think they are on your side? Do you think they've ever done a real days work in their lives.  Wake up

to those of you who think Im destroying my career wake up.  if trump gets elected, the economy will never come back.

You know he lies.  Constantly. Yet you dont care? What because he insults people that make you and me feel dumb?

Fuck Lou Holtz.  Biden is Catholic in name only? Compared to who? How many abortions did trump pay for? How many women has he raped?  How many times did pull the shit he did in Ukraine. Wake up. He's a crook and a con man.

What bravery from the cowards who are against equal justice.  Wake up.  Don't you know history will make you the fool.

can we stop with this HOLLYWOOD shit.  I'm not from Hollywood and Hollywood is just a town. Please say coastal elites (which Trump, Jared and Ivana are) Maybe people on the east and west coasts have different values from yours but they dont like liars and con men like trump. https://twitter.com/jstorino2/status/1299197047959162880

Please dont buy that socialist crap either.  Obviously Obama wasn't a socialist.  This is all lies to scare you and you know it. Biden is not radical.  Are you serious?

Remember everything Trump accuses the Democrats of he's guilt of.  Dont let the socialist name calling distract you from the fact he is a fascist who has no belief in law.

You know Trump just creates enemies.  You know you can't trust him.  You know he been incompetent during this crisis.  You know all those people didn't need to die.  Trump talks about the Space Program and you can't safely go to a movie. Wake up

Trump budding up with dictators is RADICAL. Trump having interfering with the justice department is RADICAL.  Trump pandering to the police and army (I gave 3 raises) is RADICAL.

I dont give a fuck if anyone thinks this is virtue signaling or whatever.  We need to wake up.  We need to call trump the con man and thief that he is.

Trump derangement syndrome is part of the con. Wake up.  you know Fox News is biased and full of loons.  it's how they gaslight and silence criticism.  Do you think any of those congressional republicans really believe in Trump or do they fear him dont want to end up like Flake.

Trump literally ran Paul Ryan out of politics.  Why? Paul Ryan knew Trump was poison.  So does Romney. Trump is not a conservative or even a Republican.  You know that.  You know Barr is dirty.  You know if Trump gets re-elected it's over. How many books have to be written?

Heading to bed but remember
-  If you want to sound crazy please tell me about THE DEEP STATE.
- To sound stupid please be against CANCEL CULTURE but then accuse anyone with an opinion of Virtue signaling.
- Trump Derangement Syndrome is meant to distract from the con of Don

Re: Jim Gaffigan disses Trump = 30,000 retweets
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 11:47:57 PM »
Well then...

Re: Jim Gaffigan disses Trump = 30,000 retweets
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 08:16:19 PM »
Remember how people said at least comedy would be good under Trump.

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Re: Jim Gaffigan disses Trump = 30,000 retweets
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 08:18:01 PM »
I bet Dean Gaffney could get 30,000 retweets by dissing trump.

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 08:23:07 PM »
Remember how people said at least comedy would be good under Trump.
Who did? I thought most people were anticipating the same terrible "George W Bush is dumb" level stuff

Re: Jim Gaffigan disses Trump = 30,000 retweets
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 08:39:28 PM »
Who did? I thought most people were anticipating the same terrible "George W Bush is dumb" level stuff

A lot of people were posting that take when he won. If you search “trump good for comedy” on twitter you can see them. They were saying the same thing about punk too.

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Re: Jim Gaffigan disses Trump = 30,000 retweets
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 08:52:58 PM »
Who did? I thought most people were anticipating the same terrible "George W Bush is dumb" level stuff

A lot of people were posting that take when he won. If you search “trump good for comedy” on twitter you can see them. They were saying the same thing about punk too.

C Larence is right - loads of comedy audients were assuming that it would be a goldmine for standup comedy.  Patton Oswalt did a bit not long after Trump got in when he said that even the very very best standups would only be able to get 10 minutes absolute tops of decent material.

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Re: Jim Gaffigan disses Trump = 30,000 retweets
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 03:22:18 AM »
Trump as president has only been good for three things:

• Senate confirmation of right-wing judges to the various federal bench vacancies left by Moscow Mitch's unprecedented antipathy towards the Obama administration, many filled by thoroughly unqualified candidates - yet destined to serve out their lifetime tenure

• Tax cuts for the rich; Trump's single marquee piece of congressional legislation - which only passed both houses as it was long term priority of Paul fucking Ryan, mistakenly heralded by deficit hawks as some kind of fiscal and economic wunderkind

• Bolstering the family business and brand, through blatant violations of the strict constitutional Emoluments clause

Trump signs executive orders like he's tossing out confetti. Fortunately few are even meant to do anything more than beat the next news cycle. The few that were initially effective, are destined to be quashed by even the most hardlined conservative black letter law jurists.


Trump has been terrible for comedy. He is simply beyond parody. The only attempts that have really resonated and worked were the South Park episodes, specifically the brilliant "jack and crack" plus the Trump/Garrison implied sexual assault of Moscow Mitch, Paul fucking Ryan and "meek" Mike Pence!

Only Sarah Cooper has come close to genuinely finding the funny. Critical talk show hosts have have become parody-worthy via their predictable critique techniques, though an honorable mention for Seth Meyers is deserved - his formative years growing up in NH exposed him to a key part of the political primary process to which both parties devote disproportionate resources in the most undemocratic fashion, whilst most US voters outside Iowa never get that experience.

Alec Baldwin has simply reinforced my often expressed (and often contested by real Americans) opinion that SNL is simply a misjudged mishmash of poorly-written, overly-broad and ultimately lazy comedy.

Admittedly with respect to the latter, Larry David's Bernie Sanders has been a rare breath of fresh air. Yet even then, I suspect the only discerning viewers who truly get that will be hardcore Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fans.

Of course, any true comedy afficionado should and/or ought to be both very familiar with, and gratefully appreciative of the latter ;-)


From the cynical (though profitable) side of the ledger, Trump has been fantastic fodder for those charged with providing political commentary to each and every media outlet.

For example, the NYT has benefited greatly from their pioneering subscription model - needed to sustain the paper of record, as the Sulzberger dynasty never had the resources to fund a Bezos-esque vanity media indulgence, nor were they forced to resort to acquisition by profit-over-probity type media conglomerates, who are ruining so many storied and valued local papers.

My own biggest fear is that the ramifications of the Trump era - should it end in 2020 or 2024 - will be the polarization of the politically engaged, continuing well beyond Trump's inevitable post-presidential grievance tour.

If these were normal times, I'd fear a second term of an unfettered Trump presidency really redefining the notion of politics going well and truly off the proverbial rails.

Ironically I doubt that will come to pass - Trump has spent four years alienating the few third-tier political operators willing to grift on his behalf.

Now he is surrounded by amateurs and ineffectual yes-people. Small beer in terms of cold comfort, but a glimmer of hope nonetheless!

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Re: Jim Gaffigan disses Trump = 30,000 retweets
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2020, 11:55:30 AM »
The centre left's decision to put the unelectable Biden into the gladiatorial ring means we are due another four years of deeply unfunny satire about his orange face. In some ways this is more abhorent than the passive right suddenly mobilising into death squads.

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2020, 03:01:15 PM »


Admittedly with respect to the latter, Larry David's Bernie Sanders has been a rare breath of fresh air. Yet even then, I suspect the only discerning viewers who truly get that will be hardcore Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fans.


The recent curb episode where Larry wore a MAGA hat to get out of social engagements was fantastic.

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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2020, 05:24:51 PM »
The recent curb episode where Larry wore a MAGA hat to get out of social engagements was fantastic.

I'm glad someone else appreciated that too. It was really fucking funny for me, but I wasn't sure how well it landed with others.

I honestly couldn't say if that was a realistic portrayal of typical Californians, or just a convenient perception that lands easily via preconceptions of what has changed from the home of Reagan and Pete Wilson, into a very broadly blue state.

Obviously Trump and his presidency is going to be an ongoing joke for eternity, but you never know what will happen with current terminology and common shortcuts like MAGA?

Though I mostly avoid such ventures, when forced to travel outside the Acela corridor - one immediately notices how much of America isn't automatically plugged in to the political minutiae of Morning Joe and all that media jazz.

Ideological shortcuts might land easily in the moment for soft center-left types, who keep Bill Maher's ego afloat every week. Digging deeper I notice that, for example, even politically engaged folks who can recount the key landmarks of Watergate, often can't similarly explain why and how VP Spiro Agnew was forced to resign - despite the relative gravity of that scandal.

Re-watching older episodes of Curb recently, I notice how well the earlier seasons hold up over time. There's not really many references to the news of the day, or at least very few that affect key plot points.

The couple that potentially date the show are either easily accessible ("I'd fuck her with a Bush mask on" is possibly Jeff's best ever line) or generic enough to not automatically impact the current event referenced (the Black Black family affected by extreme weather at the beginning of season 6.)

Fun fact - Larry and his real life, notably younger and lovely looking girlfriend, own a large hairy dog acquired relatively recently, named Bernie!

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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2020, 08:19:53 PM »
Wish I was a blue tick comedian so I could get a million retweets for saying "uhh trump is bad you guys."

Or just quote tweeting a news story and saying

😡 VOTE 😡

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Re: Jim Gaffigan disses Trump = 30,000 retweets
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2020, 08:56:45 PM »
Wish I was a blue tick comedian so I could get a million retweets for saying "uhh trump is bad you guys."

Or just quote tweeting a news story and saying

😡 VOTE 😡

I wish after I was fired from a major broadcast network I'd picked up a $10,000,000/year HBO gig, with an unprecedented amount of editorial control to indulge a curious blend of bland, conventional liberalism, plus some odd extreme opinions - demonstrating a fairness doctrine by occasionally urging progressives to appear on Fox News!

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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2020, 09:03:58 PM »
the one bit of silliness that benefited from Trump is Donaeld the Unready https://twitter.com/donaeldunready

it's pretty specific humour for people who know c. 800 Britain, but Trump fits so perfectly for the Kingdom of Mercia ('murica pun and everything), especially wall/offa's dyke (although King Offa is styled as his Obama who he blames for everything)

whoever runs the account has got a bit lazy recently and just tweets out-of-character "boo the tories are bad/stop brexit", but they've done very well with an obvious joke in the long run.

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