Lion of the Blogosphere

Donald Trump thinks like me

I previously mentioned that I was opposed to Bolton because he has weird facial hair.

Donald Trump agrees!

Several of Trump’s associates said they thought that John R. Bolton’s brush-like mustache was one of the factors that handicapped the bombastic former United Nations ambassador in the sweepstakes for secretary of state.

“Donald was not going to like that mustache,” said one associate, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak frankly. “I can’t think of anyone that’s really close to Donald that has a beard that he likes.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 22, 2016 at 10:42 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. That stache is pretty pervy looking.

    hipster overkill

    December 22, 2016 at 10:47 am

    • He doesn’t have it for ironic reasons…

      hipster overkill

      December 22, 2016 at 10:48 am

  2. Facial hair, smoking, drinking, and I’m sure tattoos are very offensive to people with Trump’s outlook.

    McFly

    December 22, 2016 at 10:53 am

  3. Makes sense. I had a mentor that told me not to wear weird facial hair. I’m black, and it’s typical for black men to wear mustaches even in professional settings, but since my facial hair is kind of thin, I just like to shave mine off.

    GondwanaMan

    December 22, 2016 at 11:04 am

    • Of course, professional for facial hair change from generation to generation.

      GondwanaMan

      December 22, 2016 at 11:19 am

    • why do your people support open borders?

      Otis the Sweaty

      December 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      • I sure as hell don’t. And I know a lot of black people who don’t like Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, “Spanish people”, “Chinamen”, etc.

        Blacks don’t agree with the Democratic mainstream on a bunch of issues, but they just go along with it because they know who gives them welfare benefits.

        GondwanaMan

        December 22, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      • More than just welfare benefits, Democrats give blacks affirmative action, and they always take the side of blacks when blacks complain about whitey.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 22, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      • Hey Lion, I’m sure you’ve discussed this before, but what do you think of class-based affirmative action? we were just discussing this at Pumpkin Person’s blog.

        GondwanaMan

        December 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      • That would be a good idea, to counter the benefits of being born to rich parents.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      • Lion,

        do you believe that, when controlling for IQ, some of the differences between high-wealth/high-income individuals and low-wealth/low-income individuals are at least partly due to genetics?

        GondwanaMan

        December 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      • > Lion,

        (Not Lion)

        > do you believe that, when controlling for IQ, some of the differences between high-wealth/high-income individuals and low-wealth/low-income individuals are at least partly due to genetics?

        Hmm. Adjusted for IQ? You certainly could *predict* wealth by genetics; the Han Chinese tend to punch below their IQ-weight, as opposed to the “Mashantucket Pequots” (I wasn’t aware they were black fake Indians instead of white fake Indians until I image-searched them in the middle of writing this sentence. One of the all-time cleverer scams either way). But these are accidents of history and geography which correlate to without being caused by genetics.

        There are [partially-]genetic factors other than IQ which influence one’s chances of being wealthy: extraversion/sociability, work ethic, propensity towards violence, and so on. But they all also correlate positively with IQ, and since IQ has such a large effect I suspect any patterns after “adjusting for IQ” would be hard to distinguish from random noise.

        snorlax

        December 22, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    • One does not “wear” facial hair. Some men, in a show of submissiveness to feminists, fags, and Orientals, shave off the hair that grows on their faces.

      Rogal Dorn

      December 22, 2016 at 3:27 pm

  4. There’s a time and a place for facial hair. The rule in the British armed forces was clean-shaven for soldiers, but moustache was permissable in the air force and a full beard in the navy. I don’t know why, but this seems right. Men on arctic convoys earned the right to a hardy, wind-lashed beard; dashing fighter pilots, as latter-day ‘knights of the air’ had earned the right to enjoy what could be their last night on earth wooing maidens with their thin pencil moustaches. Ditto pirates and explorers, and anyone with an eyepatch. But everyone else–and especially young men in skinny jeans who mince down the street staring at their phones–certainly not.

    prolier than thou

    December 22, 2016 at 11:20 am

    • You could argue that infantrymen, who live in the mud and get shot at, have earned the right to whatever facial hair and tats they like.

      Tarl

      December 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      • A lot of people may not be aware that during the First World War, British officers were *required* to wear a moustache, as a sign of authority and distinction. As for myself, while I go clean-shaven, I regret living in an era where this is necessary.

        Samson J.

        December 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm

  5. Bolton looks like he should have an exaggerated German accent and give people colonoscopies.

    snorlax

    December 22, 2016 at 11:35 am

  6. To play devil’s advocate, Fred Trump had pretty similar facial hair.

    Jokah Macpherson

    December 22, 2016 at 12:07 pm

  7. Any relation to Michael Bolton?

    Bobo

    December 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm

  8. Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor, certainly has a beard and/or facial hair in most of his recent pictures. Steve Bannon though does not talk to the press much. He is not a spokesman for the Trump team, so maybe Trump is only concerned about the “central casting” look for cabinet officials.

    mikeca

    December 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    • Exactly. Trump chose Reince Preibus for Chief of Staff because he’s better at schmoozing Senators.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    • Bannon is an extreme case. He just looks a mess. Not just the facial hair/homeless man wannabee look but the style of dress as well.

      This guy is Harvard/Goldman Sachs and looks like a guy who collects cans to buy alcohol.

      Mickey Kaus/Ann Coulter wanted Peter Kirsanow as Sec of Labor.

      Didn’t happen. Maybe he could get the deputy job.

      https://onlabor.org/2016/11/30/picking-the-new-secretary-of-labor-a-backgrounder-on-peter-kirsanow/

      Scott Adams – The Mustache Prediction

      Rifleman

      December 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      • Bannon is pretty cool looking for a fat guy. He’s obscenely wealthy, highly intelligent, connected, and powerful. His appearance indicates a lack of respect for the class that he’s part of. Much like Trump, Bannon seems immune to peer pressure. That’s probably one reason Trump trusts him.

        Horace Pinker

        December 22, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  9. Ugly men who use facial hair like women use makeup are the only ones I can stand. If you’re an ugly Puerto Rican guy with no chin, I won’t fault you for your chin strap beard. What I really can’t stand–what sends me into a murderous rage whenever I see them–are ironic hipster mustaches and the overgrown beards of sensitive liberal men. Bolton’s mustache is goofy looking and it reflects a lack of self awareness.

    Horace Pinker

    December 22, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    • Short, manicured, faggy beards are shows of submissiveness. It’s bizarre to me that having a big beard should be viewed as a sign of liberalism.

      Rogal Dorn

      December 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      • The big liberal beard is something I started noticing about a decade ago. I think a lot of men who get into social justice realize that most of the world looks at them like faggots, but they think of themselves as righteous warriors who are fighting oppression and doing the work that other men aren’t brave and woke enough to do . . . and they overcompensate with traditionally masculine beards.

        Horace Pinker

        December 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm

  10. Anyone remember a syndicated radio guy named Bruce Williams? During the recession of ’92, a guy called in and said he had an upcoming job interview, and wondered whether it would be okay to show up with a beard. Williams responded, “no one has a problem with a clean-shaven guy.”

    mel belli

    December 22, 2016 at 1:07 pm

  11. I don’t believe this. I think it’s more fake news. Bolton’s problem is that his foreign policy outlook is about 180 degrees from where Trump is. I know Bolton has been politicking for a position in the Trump administration, but that’s as likely as putting Jeb! in charge of border enforcement.

    Mike Street Station

    December 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    • Bolton’s problem is that his foreign policy outlook is about 180 degrees from where Trump is.

      Bolton is 70% of where Trump is. They share sentiments about the Iran deal, Muslim terrorism, Israel, and China. Bolton was hawkish on Russia and opposed Assad, but he’s otherwise close enough to Trump on the issues and has been a good enough media surrogate that he’ll probably still end up in some security/foreign affairs role.

      The main problem with him going to State has been Tillerson supposedly doesn’t wants Richard Haas instead.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      December 22, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      • Bolton was, and still is, a big Iraq War proponent. Don’t see that flying in a Trump administration. At least not in as high a level as Secretary of State.

        Mike Street Station

        December 22, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      • Doesn’t mean anything since it was 12 years ago. Perry was in favor of the second Iraq War as well.

        SoS belongs to Tillerson, but there are numerous intell-defense positions Bolton could take up.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 22, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    • The main problem with him going to State has been Tillerson supposedly doesn’t wants Richard Haas instead.

      Tillerson supposedly wants Richard Haas instead.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      December 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm

  12. O/T: Lion, do you remember a few months ago when you commented (I think it was you, mightve been someone else) to the effect that a lot of people would find it ‘weird’ to go out to eat alone? Well, I’m out eating alone right now and I LOVE it! No one to bother me, just get to… fade into the background…

    Samson J.

    December 22, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    • Cool. Great for you. I should take your advice.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 22, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    • fade into the background… A lot of people would feel like people are looking at and judging them. Are you at a table or the bar?

      Magnavox

      December 24, 2016 at 12:48 am

  13. Weird or slovenly looking facial hair reflects on the person, in a bad way.

    Bolton’s moustache is in the weird category. I wonder what kind of facial oddity he is using the moustache to distract us from?

    FB (Former Beta)

    December 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm

  14. If you take one look at Trump, you know that nobody with weird hair will have a chance of working in his administration.

    Mark Caplan

    December 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm

  15. Bolton’s mustache looks like something you’d see on a man with a windowless van who offers children money to help find a lost puppy.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    December 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  16. What about Tony Stark’s weird beard? How is that not cool?

    Dave

    December 23, 2016 at 12:41 am

    • Movie for proles.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 23, 2016 at 12:57 am

      • I’m with you in that one. The only thing good about that movie was Robert Downey Junior’s beard.

        Dave

        December 23, 2016 at 1:31 am


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