Lion of the Blogosphere

Steve Bannon

Poor guy is just unable to keep his mouth shut in front of people who aren’t his friends. Which was no one at the White House and no one who is a reporter of any kind. He should have taken the advice of Gordon Gekko. “If you need a friend, get a dog.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. He was flat out stupid to run his mouth in front of journalists, both Wolffe and that other interview he gave last summer before he got sacked.

    Sid

    January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I commented here months ago that the libertarians were gunning for Bannon after his intriguing against with very nasty remarks about them and that he was toast, and down he goes. You would think folks would learn after USSR Communism and Bob Barr, but no: Don’t attract the attention of the L/libertarians.

      A guy I know in DC said that fortunately, they had a great ally, Kamikaze Bannon himself. I too see a tipsy factor.

      Robert

      January 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  2. I’m afraid he was simply a bit of a nutjob.

    IHTG

    January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Yeah but now we’re forced to put all our faith in Trump, which isn’t a pleasant feeling.

      Magnavox

      January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  3. Bannon is a great man and he has done a lot for the movement but he really brought this on on himself. I wish him success in the future and I hope he learns from his mistakes.

    Also hope we can get a fresh start in the party without all of Bannon’s “War on McConnell” nonsense. I bought into it at the time but really it never made sense. We should only have been going after Congressmen who were hostile to Trump or overly pro immigration. Guys like Flake had to go, guys like Sasse have to go and McCain would have to go if he wasn’t about to die anyway but we can live with guys like Graham as long as they bend the knee.

    Otis the Sweaty

    January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Agreed.

      The cucks who are just weak-kneed aren’t a problem if they go along with our agenda.

      The inveterate ones you mentioned as the ones who need the ax.

      Candidates like Luther Strange who are “good enough” shouldn’t get heat.

      Sid

      January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Graham is part of the gang of 8. How can you be any more pro immigration than that?

      Magnavox

      January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  4. Maybe to keep his mouth shut, Bannon should try doing what Scaramucci accused him of doing. Sorry, but Mooch ruined it for me. Every time I see Bannon I think of him doing “that act.” It’s not a pleasant picture. I mean it’s not like he’s a handsome guido like the Mooch. The power of suggestion!

    maryk

    January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  5. I agree. Extremely stupid on his part. I cannot believe that someone who worked at Goldman Sachs would be so inept at keeping his trap shut. If you work in a big corporation you quickly realize a few basic truths: trust no one, silence is golden and never complain!

    Ivanthegrozny

    January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • If you work in a big corporation you quickly realize a few basic truths: trust no one, silence is golden and never complain!

      Or make enemies out of the CEO’s beloved daughter and son in law.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Yep. More & more, my favorite president was “Silent” Cal Coolidge.

      A church lady once said to Coolidge, “I bet all my friends I can make you say more than two words.” He replied, “You lose.”

      gothamette

      January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. I think Bannon’s running of the mouth is due to alcoholism. He has noticeably deteriorated both mentally and physically over the last year. I know a good Irish drunk when I see one…I do wish him well. I actually fear for his health at this point.

    B.T.D.T.

    January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • While that may be the case and I am not doubting your powers of observation, I would suggest that another cause is his precipitous decline in status and waning political influence. Lack of skill and being in a high pressure environment would take a toll on anyone.

      Ivanthegrozny

      January 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • Well then let’s all have a drink wishing all of it ends up in his liver and bless us with his quick departure.

      mpt

      January 10, 2018 at EDT am

  7. “If you need a friend, get a dog.”

    Or a blog.

    Curle

    January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • True. With a blog you get instant friends. And, if you’re lucky, a few groupies!

      maryk

      January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Two-hour gaps between speech and reply, so it’s like conversing with someone orbiting Jupiter, and (from the point of view of the commenter) every six hours (max) the brief exchange is ended and an entirely different topic introduced from above. So in fact it’s an experiment in social distraction and disruption and probably increases the suicide rate among the lonely. And even if it were possible to keep a comments-conversation going for longer, it would still just be a phony substitute for actual conversation, and it’s also conducted in public like a selfhood-annihilating commie encounter-session (except without fear of electric shocks).

        But there’s nothing else to do when eating alone; looking into a screen is the nearest approximation to eating in company, which human beings are programmed to do. So, for example, on the comments-page to the previous post I asked you whether you’d be interested in meeting a Staten Island IA genius-freak friend of mine — but, screech, that conversation closed and a new one begins.

        Garr

        January 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • “So, for example, on the comments-page to the previous post I asked you whether you’d be interested in meeting a Staten Island IA genius-freak friend of mine — but, screech, that conversation closed and a new one begins.”

        True, face to face conversation is best. But the internet is still helpful and some people do meet a future lover or spouse through the internet. Sorry for not replying to your post. Thanks, but I’m not really interested in meeting anyone now – too much family stuff going on. But I appreciate the offer. I’m flattered that you think I’m good enough for your friend. The men on this blog tend to think most women are shallow gold-diggers.

        maryk

        January 10, 2018 at EDT am

  8. Curle

    January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Well that was an extremely kitsch video.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

      • At least Corgis aren’t prole.

        ice hole

        January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I realize now that what the world needs is a Gordon Gekko twitter feed.

        Joe

        January 10, 2018 at EDT am

  9. Screw all this. Kodak’s stock went up 120% because it announced its own cryptocurrency, KodakCoin. What the hell is going on? Are we gonna have McDonaldscoin? Starbuckscoin? Is this going to impact the dollar??
    Is there more room for growth in Kodak stock? It went from $3 to $6.80 – but it’s overall down from $15.40 last year this time. Not a highly rated stock. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even know Kodak was still in business. It does my heart good to know that some old US businesses are still around.

    gothamette

    January 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • There’s some interesting material out there about what goes on today at Kodak’s huge campus in upstate New York. Kodak has completely abandoned parts of it. It’s an interesting case.

      Two in the Bush

      January 10, 2018 at EDT am

  10. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article193865169.html

    The irony of a Jew now being the single most important person in the United States for the alt-right.

    IHTG

    January 10, 2018 at EDT am

  11. “If you need a friend, get a dog”

    The US is a just socially disconnected place and it ranks no. 1 in the world when it comes to dog ownership.

    France is the only Continental European nation with the most pet dog ownership.

    It has less dog owners than Argentina which has less people, and it’s the most “White” of the Latin American countries.

    List of Top 10 Countries with Most Pet Dogs

    Rank Country Total of Pet Dogs

    1. United States 69,929,000
    2. Brazil 35,800,000
    3. China 27,400,000
    4. Russia 12,520,000
    5. Japan 12,000,000
    6. Philippines 11,600,000
    7. India 10,200,000
    8. Argentina 9,200,000
    9. UK 9,000,000
    10. France 7,570,000

    JS

    January 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • Doesn’t Argentina have a lot of guidos? I’m assuming you’d consider this a negative.

      maryk

      January 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Believe or not, the few scant IAs who live in Manhattan (besides Little Guidoville) did not vote for Donald Trump and do not tread Republican.

        JS

        January 11, 2018 at EDT am

    • Meaningless. You need to adjust by population. And don’t they eat dogs in ‘non-disonnected’ China?

      Robert

      January 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Both China and India have significantly larger populations than the US, and yet the US has more dog owners.

        JS

        January 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • Pets are a Western thing.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 11, 2018 at EDT am

    • JS, your last comment has gone to the dogs.

      ice hole

      January 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • That’s right. Dogs are more important than people in America.

        JS

        January 11, 2018 at EDT am


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