Lion of the Blogosphere

John Bolton has a weird mustache

Very prole.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 23, 2018 at 8:31 PM

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  1. It makes him look like a child molester (“Can you help me find a lost puppy?”)

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    March 23, 2018 at 8:34 PM

    • I was thinking the Lorax.

      Jokah Macpherson

      March 23, 2018 at 9:41 PM

    • You’re thinking of a smaller mustache, like a pencil mustache. The walrus mustache isn’t a pedo mustache.

      Tom

      March 24, 2018 at 1:31 PM

    • It makes him look like a child molester

      No, it doesn’t, and in fact I develop an insta-low opinion of people who say this about mustachioed men (as I also do, e.g., of people who make prison-rape jokes).

      In fact, his mustache makes him look trustworthy and dutiful in a classic prole-type way.

      S.J., Esquire

      March 24, 2018 at 3:20 PM

  2. OT, a tourist family from Iowa was brutally murdered in Mexico. Don’t go there. Failed narco-state.

    gothamette

    March 23, 2018 at 8:45 PM

    • I don’t know why anybody goes there.

      ttgy1

      March 24, 2018 at 1:04 PM

      • Used to be a gorgeous and interesting country. Now, not so much.

        gothamette

        March 24, 2018 at 7:19 PM

    • I was looking at vacation homes in the beautiful state of Colima a mere 4 years ago. At the time a place safer than most US cities. Now one of the top 5 most dangerous states. A friend, from the US has a place there. Amazing and sad how fast the situation declined. I don’t favor immigration, it is bad for US workers, but the Mexicans are good people. This is a tragedy.

      Curle

      March 24, 2018 at 1:07 PM

      • It looks stunning.

        We used to visit the border town of Nogales when I was a kid and it was lots of fun. Now, no one goes. Although I was looking up stats and on paper it’s not so bad. But maybe the stats are lies.

        I really love the Sonora desert and would love to visit Mexico but I won’t.

        What happened to that family is a cautionary tale. Is there any news on what happened?

        gothamette

        March 24, 2018 at 7:21 PM

      • Mexicans in the trades are hard workers, but stupid and treacherous. They are descendants of the Indians, who practised mass human sacrifices and were bred to be obedient slaves and cannibals. They are a very bad genetic material. The problem with Mexican immigration isn’t just that it’s bad for American workers, but that it is destroying this country by bringing in incompatible and inferior population.

        Yakov

        March 24, 2018 at 9:24 PM

      • Well… I have personal experience with both Pima and Hopi Indians, and I’ve never met a nicer bunch, especially the Hopi. Navajos, not so much.

        gothamette

        March 25, 2018 at 9:29 AM

      • “ They are a very bad genetic material”

        According to this chart the genetic distance between English and Native Americans is just north of 0.1. It is around 0.13 for English and South Chinese, 0.17 for English and Australian Abos and over 0.2 for English and subsaharans.

        https://www.google.com/search?q=genetic+distance&tbm=isch&client=safari&ved=2ahUKEwio_ojg44faAhUrrVQKHbtUDd0QtI8BKAB6BAgAECI#imgrc=z05VgmNCh45_AM:

        Curle

        March 25, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    • A week ago my Tajik’s relative, his wife and two kids were robbed and murdered in Mecca while on a Haj.

      Yakov

      March 24, 2018 at 9:43 PM

      • Lion should make a master list of countries not to visit. But most of us aren’t likely to visit Mecca.

        My condolences to your Tajik, but then, he’s religiously covered. Being murdered on the Hajj must be an especially meritorious act for a Muslim. Highway to heaven.

        gothamette

        March 25, 2018 at 9:28 AM

      • How common is that?

        Magnavox

        March 25, 2018 at 12:11 PM

      • I dunno how common. They were buried in Mecca, so they benefited on that account.

        Yakov

        March 25, 2018 at 2:23 PM

      • Malcolm X had me believing that the Hajj was all one big love fest.

        Magnavox

        March 26, 2018 at 12:14 AM

    • There are actually two ways that low IQ people kill others — violence and incompetence, It looks like the tourist family was killed by the latter. But it’s still wise to avoid Mexico. Very dangerous place the last few years with no sign of improvement.

      https://www.dallasnews.com/news/mexico/2018/03/24/toxic-gases-killed-american-family-vacationing-condo-mexico

      destructure

      March 25, 2018 at 12:43 PM

      • “incompetence”

        Like the bridge collapse?

        gothamette

        March 25, 2018 at 5:14 PM

    • Mexico is poised to become a net importer of oil in the next few years, at which point the government will collapse and there will be serious political turmoil. And probably a flood of refugees heading north.

      Pemex revenue is really the main thing holding the place together, and that’s about to end.

      bobbybobbob

      March 25, 2018 at 4:25 PM

      • Oh God. That plus the hundreds of millions of Africans. Help us.

        We need a better guy than TrumpClown in office. Even Ann Coulter is bailing ship on this guy. He’s being destroyed.

        gothamette

        March 26, 2018 at 8:01 AM

    • I looked up the story. They’re reporting they died from some sort of toxic gas leak.
      I’m not sure if that makes the story much better.

      If you want to visit dangerous places, you should probably do it as a single person. There will always be a certain kind of single man with an interest in going to the ends of the Earth in search of adventure and opportunity. For example, the men who conquered Mexico in the first place. But those men didn’t bring kids along.

      Wency

      March 26, 2018 at 5:04 PM

  3. Trump is putting together his war cabinet. I think Trump is preparing to declare war on reality. He is replacing the real lawyers on his Russia defence team with Fox News talking head lawyers. To me that means he is preparing to fight the Russia probe on Fox News. Trump is cleaning out all the people in the White House that keep telling him he can’t fire Mueller, then he will fire Mueller.

    This will create political chaos of course, but Trump is hoping for an impeachment before the November midterms, when the Republicans still control the house. Then Republican House members will be the “prosecutors” in the Senate and put on such a weak case that Trump is not removed from office.

    This will clear the deck for Trump, Republicans and Fox News to try to make the midterms all about the deep state coup attempt by the FBI and Mueller. I think the next 6 months are going to be political chaos.

    MikeCA

    March 23, 2018 at 8:55 PM

    • Weird, this sounds almost word for word what I heard on MSNBC.

      Mike Street Station

      March 24, 2018 at 9:48 AM

      • Thank you for doing us the service of monitoring the crazies. I could never put myself through the exercise. Blood pressure’s too high already.

        Curle

        March 24, 2018 at 1:10 PM

      • Actually, I have not been listening to MSNBC in the last week. I can never listen to it for more than a few minutes at a time anyway, but I have been too busy with real life this week.

        The thing that got me thinking this was Trump firing his best lawyer and replacing him with a Fox talking head lawyer who has advocated the theory that the Russia probe is a deep state plot to remove Trump. This means to me that Trump is now planning to fight the Russia probe on cable news. Maybe he is not going to fire Mueller and try to force an impeachment before the midterms, but there sure are a lot of hints this is a real possibility. There are rumours that he is going to fire Kelly and not replace him with anyone. He is firing all the advisers that keep telling him he can’t do things.

        White House Counsel Don McGahn may be the last person preventing Trump from firing Mueller. McGahn is reported to have told Trump he will resign if Trump fires Mueller, but McGahn is also reported to want out of the White House. For some reason Trump wants to keep him in the job until he finds a new White House Counsel to replace him that Trump is comfortable with. Trump may be having trouble finding a real lawyer that could serve as counsel and is comfortable with Trump firing Mueller.

        Trump is clearly removing all the advisers that tell him “no.” He is replacing them with sycophants. The first year of Trump’s presidency has had a lot of chaos, but now we are going to get Trump unleashed.

        MikeCA

        March 24, 2018 at 3:50 PM

      • Thanks, Mike SS!

        gothamette

        March 24, 2018 at 9:38 PM

      • Actually hearing the MSNBC blather on Bolton served a useful purpose. They referenced the multiple times that Bolton has insulted and threatened, and therefore was insulted and threatened, by North Korea.

        In other words, to the North Koreans, Bolton is a known entity. They’ve dealt with him before and hate him. That’s probably exactly what Trump wants.

        Mike Street Station

        March 25, 2018 at 12:39 AM

      • “Trump firing his best lawyer and replacing him with a Fox talking head lawyer who has advocated the theory that the Russia probe is a deep state plot to remove Trump.”

        Joe DiGenova – Fox talking head lawyer. LOL

        For context, here’s a little about this “Fox talking head lawyer”
        https://www.dcbar.org/bar-resources/publications/washington-lawyer/articles/february-2013-legends-in-the-law.cfm

        Just to emphasize, this is an article on “LEGENDS in the Law” category, not “legends in the Fox talking head lawyer” category.

        So what does that make MikeCA? Why it makes him a “legend in his own tiny deluded mind”, or just simply another Russia Russia Russia CNN watcher and ideologue.

        A scientific theory summarizes a hypothesis or group of hypotheses that have been supported with repeated testing. A theory is valid as long as there is no evidence to dispute it.

        So far, that “theory” that the Russia probe is a deep state plot to remove Trump is looking pretty solid since there is still no evidence pointing to the contrary, and a mountainous (and growing) amount of evidence confirming it.

        But some can’t seem to take their head out of the ass.

        gda

        March 25, 2018 at 11:34 AM

      • So the news today is Joe diGenova will not be joining Trumps Russia Probe legal team. This is suppose to be because of conflicts of interest. The White House announced diGenova would join the legal team two days ago. Apparently he just discovered these “conflicts of interest” in the last two days.

        I suspect diGenova’s issue is that he would have a hard time getting a security clearance. Someone who goes on Fox News and claims to have secret information about a deep state conspiracy to being down Trump is not going to have an easy time getting a security clearance.

        Joe diGenova will now work for Trump on “other legal matters.” I suspect this just means he will go on Fox and defend Trump which he was already doing.

        MikeCA

        March 25, 2018 at 2:04 PM

      • “Just to emphasize, this is an article on “LEGENDS in the Law” category, not “legends in the Fox talking head lawyer” category.”

        Joe DiGenova was the federal prosecutor for Washington DC and had a reputation for aggressively going after corruption in the DC city government. DiGenova retired and went into private practice defending mostly white collar criminals.

        DiGenova first became a TV personality during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He appeared on TV with all kinds unsubstantiated conspiracy theory claims. During the Benghazi investigations DiGenova was again on TV pushing all kinds of conspiracy theories without any evidence. DiGenova claimed that secret sources told him Hillary Clinton would be indicted for her emails before the 2016 election.

        While DiGenova was a real prosecutor and has a private law practice, he has since the 1990s cultivated a TV personality based on pushing unsubstantiated right wing conspiracy theories.

        MikeCA

        March 25, 2018 at 10:43 PM

      • Since you hate Trump so much, then you should be happy that he has a bad lawyer. But you don’t sound happy, you sound angry.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 26, 2018 at 9:34 AM

      • “So far, that “theory” that the Russia probe is a deep state plot to remove Trump is looking pretty solid since there is still no evidence pointing to the contrary, and a mountainous (and growing) amount of evidence confirming it.”

        “But some can’t seem to take their head out of the ass.”

        The evidence something was going on in the campaign that we know about: Trump tower meeting where Russian lawyer offers dirt on Clinton and asks to have Magnitsky sanctions lifted. Even Steve Bannon thinks this meeting and the failure of the Trump campaign to report it to the FBI was treasonous. There is also evidence Mike Flynn was actually trying to get the Magnitsky sanctions lifted in the first weeks of the Trump administration.

        The Trump tower meeting also was just before Russia started releasing the DNC emails. Did the Trump campaign approve that release at this meeting? The people from the Trump campaign in this meeting have denied that, but they lied about this meeting over and over, so I don’t think there is any reason to believe their current story any more than the previous stories they now admit were false.

        Going forward we need to understand what is the relationship between Trump and Russia. Why is Trump always so deferential to Russia and Putin. Is Russia paying Trump money? Does Russia have compromising information on Trump? Trump has refused to release his tax returns and business records that might help to answer the question of whether Trump is receiving money from Russia and how much.

        This does not even get to the question of obstruction of justice. The evidence for that is all in plain site for anyone to see. Trump probably cannot be charged with any crime while still president, but this is all evidence for impeachment.

        I think you need to get your head out the sand and look around somewhere beside the right wing propaganda machine.

        MikeCA

        March 26, 2018 at 12:22 AM

      • “Even Steve Bannon thinks this meeting and the failure of the Trump campaign to report it to the FBI was treasonous”

        Bannon’s no lawyer plus he was settling scores with other insiders. Hyperbole, nothing more.

        Anyway, there are MS-13 members murdering high school kids on Long Island; gang members who entered the country under Obama’s illegal unaccompanied minors ‘program.’ Obama changed the baseline for treason.

        Curle

        March 26, 2018 at 9:35 PM

    • That sounds like 3d chess to me.

      Magnavox

      March 24, 2018 at 8:37 PM

  4. The whole reason Bolton wasn’t appointed Secretary of State in the first place was because of the mustache. I also think it is bullshit when he appears on Fox News and they refer to him as “ambassador” since his appointment was never confirmed by the senate.

    ScarletNumber

    March 23, 2018 at 8:58 PM

  5. Middle class, not prole.

    Proles don’t make themselves look like William Howard Taft.

    JA

    March 23, 2018 at 9:07 PM

  6. koo koo kachoo

    bobbybobbob

    March 23, 2018 at 9:20 PM

  7. So this is another win for mikecas theory that all Trump does it watch Fox News all day and plans to hire as many of the networks mindless boosters in his administration as humanly possible. Who is supposed to stop him from continually getting conned by the democrats and the repubican establishment like he did with this spending deal?

    Magnavox

    March 23, 2018 at 9:39 PM

    • Remind me, the ultimate source for this ‘watches Fox News all day long’ is whom exactly? Looking for a witness not a commenter or journo-propagandist. Preferably not one of Bezos or Sulzberger Jr’s journo-lackeys or someone on Soros’ payroll.

      Curle

      March 24, 2018 at 1:38 PM

      • I don’t know that there’s a specific source, but Trump is a well-known TV news watcher and has been for decades.

        “All day” is exceedingly unlikely given Trump’s enormous energy and capacity for work, but it could be as much as four hours–which is no big deal when you put in sixteen hour workdays.

        One thing I have learned from Trump (and Scott Adams) is the value of watching television. I have long hated it owing to the lack of information it conveys compared to text.

        But television lets you take the pulse of the media, which is very powerful. And as Scott Adams taught us, visual persuasion trumps all other forms.

        That said Trump also of course demonstrates what we already knew–there is no substitute for reading, in particular reading dissident material. Trump has never even made the link between immigration and wages, which is obvious to anyone who’s spent five minutes on VDARE.

        Thorfinnsson

        March 25, 2018 at 10:28 AM

  8. No. Not prole. Boys private school teacher.

    Joe

    March 23, 2018 at 9:53 PM

  9. There are several news reports saying Trump was hesitant to hire Bolton because of his mustache. My dad always told me to be clean shaven for interviews. The reason being, some people don’t like facial hair but no one objects to a clean face. So shave for the interview then, after you’ve worked somewhere a while, you can grow it back. Personally, I don’t see the big deal. Unless it’s mutton chops or a neck beard. Because that’s just wrong.

    destructure

    March 23, 2018 at 9:53 PM

    • Tattoos are the new facial hair.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 24, 2018 at 7:03 AM

      • Tattoos are great. Have you ever thought stupid people should wear a sign so others know who they are? Well, people with tattoos do.

        destructure

        March 24, 2018 at 10:10 AM

      • At the big corporation where I work, tattoos don’t seem to have prevented anyone from being hired or promoted.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 24, 2018 at 12:14 PM

      • I’ve been in hiring positions and always reject a candidate with a tattoo.

        ScarletNumber

        March 24, 2018 at 10:14 AM

      • I remember reading an interview of Travis Barker (Blink 182 drummer) a long time ago where he claimed one of the reasons he got all his tattoos and body art was to ensure he could never fall back on a regular corporate career, in a “burn the boats” sort of way. If it’s true, I kind of have to respect that sort of attitude.

        Jokah Macpherson

        March 24, 2018 at 12:30 PM

      • Conveniently, the screwiest sjw broads often have odd-colored hair and/or visible tattoos.

        It’s a threat display. A warning that they’re toxic and best avoided, like skunks and coral snakes.

        driveallnight

        March 24, 2018 at 5:11 PM

      • In my late-20s, I was losing interest in my code monkey job and, almost on a lark, applied for a big-city law enforcement job. The interviewer asked if I had any tattoos; and implied that having a tattoo would be a negative factor in the hiring decision. I have a small tattoo in a concealed area of the body, and I almost lied about it, but I was afraid that the interviewer was going to give me a full-body inspection searching for any tattoos after the interview. Anyways, no body inspection and no job offer either.

        No Where Man

        March 24, 2018 at 9:34 PM

    • My dentist was impressed the other day when I told him I only shave once a week and that I get away with it because I do such good work that no one’s going to complain. So your dad’s advice makes sense. They can’t really judge your actual competence in most interviews so don’t give them a reason to reject you.

      I sadly wasted my early 20’s with Isaac Asimov chips and can never get those years back. Kids do stupid things I guess.

      Jokah Macpherson

      March 24, 2018 at 10:09 AM

      • I personally really like crazy victorian facial hair like what Asimov had.

        Magnavox

        March 24, 2018 at 12:25 PM

      • Michael Nesmith from the Monkees is actually a much better example.

        Jokah Macpherson

        March 24, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    • Depends on your bone structure. If you have a weak chin, I’d say a well-groomed beard probably puts you ahead of clean shaven. But in the general case, I agree with the sentiment.

      Kind of relates to my hobby horse. If you’re bald, get hair transplants. Period. Bald men are universally loathed and disrespected. The cost of the hair transplant will almost certainly be paid back by the career boost of having a full head of hair. I say this as a man who’s basically assured to go bald given my genome.

      And finally, if you won’t take that advice, if you’re bald, never ever grow facial hair. All it does is call attention to the lack of hair on your head. You can still find the rare bald man who’s considered attractive (Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci, Pitbull). But you’ll never find a bearded bald man who’s considered handsome.

      Doug

      March 24, 2018 at 10:26 AM

      • And finally, if you won’t take that advice, if you’re bald, never ever grow facial hair. All it does is call attention to the lack of hair on your head. You can still find the rare bald man who’s considered attractive (Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci, Pitbull). But you’ll never find a bearded bald man who’s considered handsome.

        A shaved head combined with facial hair makes a man look dangerous provided he is muscular.

        It’s not the sort of thing that is welcomed in higher social circles, but it works just fine for attracting young women.

        Also keeps people from messing with you.

        Thorfinnsson

        March 24, 2018 at 12:54 PM

      • I beg to differ. Women are not universally repulsed by baldness in men, not by a long shot. I’ve never known a woman who would reject a man solely based on baldness. Whereas I’ve known countless women who would and do reject men based on height, and less so, weight. Please don’t ever get a hair transplant. They’re painful and look strange.

        As far as social perception, studies show bald men are perceived to be stronger and more dominant (even if they aren’t) than men with hair.

        Agree that very short beards can look good.

        toomanymice

        March 24, 2018 at 3:04 PM

      • I have been blessed with a full head of hair, but if I went bald I would wear a different wig every day like Phil Spector or Roger from American Dad!

        ScarletNumber

        March 24, 2018 at 4:57 PM

      • I’d say a well-groomed beard probably puts you ahead of clean shaven.

        It seems like liberals and leftist professors have beards more so than do conservatives.

        Nobel winner/NYT Economic journalist Paul Krugman and former movie producer Harvey Weinstein would look better clean shaven.

        Smartest Woman on the Internet

        March 24, 2018 at 9:42 PM

      • But Commander Riker definitely looked better with a beard.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 24, 2018 at 10:58 PM

      • Don’t most hair transplants look strange up close though? I thought they were more for tv etc.

        The shaven head is OK I guess but it doesn’t work so well for white professionals where a natural look is probably best.

        The Shepherd

        March 24, 2018 at 11:05 PM

      • “chin”

        The actor Christian Bale looks fantastic with a beard, because it compensates for his weak chin.

        But he’s an actor – regular people can’t run around behaving like actors. That’s the problem with today’s gals – they are all onstage, all the time. They even wear stage contouring makeup for every day! It’s a cruel deception being practiced on them by Big Makeup Capital, which only wants to sell stupid products.

        A young woman looks best with minimal makeup. Body comes first, then hair, and last of all face, is what men notice. It happens in rapid succession, but that, IMO, is the order of preference. And men won’t even look at the face (other than out of idle curiosity) if the body and hair are unappealing. When they get to the face they register skin quality – is it zitty or pretty? — not makeup. I really think men dislike obvious makeup.

        gothamette

        March 25, 2018 at 9:36 AM

      • Any man who thinks he needs hair transplants for career, women, etc has bigger problems than baldness. The same goes for women and breast implants. That’s a problem with confidence, self esteem and even self-respect. If I was bald (or a flat chested woman) I wouldn’t worry about it. I’d just watch my diet and hit the gym. If that wasn’t good enough for someone then they’re not good enough for me.

        destructure

        March 25, 2018 at 6:29 PM

      • The bald look only works for a few men like Yul Brynner or Patrick Stewart.

        Hair transplants are very good these days and hard to notice. They’re not like the old days.

        Unless you’re a billionaire, you need a hair transplant these days. Otherwise, you might as well just give up on life. And if you are a billionaire, you might end up getting one anyway, since you can easily afford the best doctors and transplants. But good hair transplants these days are very affordable anyway. A lot of men go internationally to places like Turkey for very good hair transplants that are only a few thousand dollars.

        Just look at Elon Musk before he got his transplant. There’s no way he would have been as successful without it and have all these fanboys keep throwing money at him no matter what happens.

        Tom

        March 25, 2018 at 11:36 PM

    • Mattingly, I thought I told you to trim those sideburns!

      fakeemail

      March 24, 2018 at 11:05 AM

      • Still better than Steinbrenner.

        Half Canadian

        March 24, 2018 at 5:01 PM

    • “I’ve been in hiring positions and always reject a candidate with a tattoo.”

      I know a lot of intelligent people at work with tattoos.

      About 40% of people under 29 have tattoos now. It’s been mainstreamed now. There are women that I never thought would have a tattoo but do.

      You can’t see most tattoos if somebody is wearing a suit. Do you ask them? 72% are not visible according to research.

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/20/young-people-tattoos-and-piercings-report/686360001/

      ttgy1

      March 24, 2018 at 1:26 PM

      • True, almost everyone in my yoga classes is tattooed. I’m stupid enough to have done it myself when I was young, but my religion forbids it. Again, an example of why obedience to religion superior.

        Yakov

        March 24, 2018 at 9:40 PM

      • I know a lot of intelligent people at work with tattoos.

        About 40% of people under 29 have tattoos now. It’s been mainstreamed now. There are women that I never thought would have a tattoo but do.

        You can’t see most tattoos if somebody is wearing a suit. Do you ask them? 72% are not visible according to research.

        It’s worse than this. Many people in fact do have visible tattoos that cannot be covered with a suit. And bear in mind that female executive attire usually exposes more flesh than the male equivalent. My secretary has a visible tattoo behind her ear. She’s 50, though she and her husband have been in the biker scene for years.

        I find tattoos contemptible and disgusting, but I have to live in reality. One of my employees is a 23 year old girl with massive, embarrassing tattoos and she also listens to rap “music”.

        However she is highly capable and I am training her to be an executive. I happen to like her as well despite the scorn I have for her poor taste.

        Thorfinnsson

        March 25, 2018 at 9:50 AM

      • Yakov — I respect someone who can admit a dumb thing. I’ve done my share as well. Everyone has. Admitting them is how one grows wiser. Refusing to admit them is how one stays stupid.

        destructure

        March 25, 2018 at 9:41 PM

      • What I meant is that had it not been for the prohibition, I might have done it myself. I have no tattoos.

        Yakov

        March 25, 2018 at 10:37 PM

      • My bad. But I still agree with your religious point. It keeps a lot of people from making a lot of mistakes.

        destructure

        March 26, 2018 at 1:11 PM

    • The only time in my life I recall being catcalled by women was when I had a huge mustache. I was 29, a runner and in great shape, running through a city park when a collection of attractive but forward HS girls yelled an indecent proposition at me. I kept that stupid thing for years afterwards b/c I couldn’t help hoping it would happen again.

      Curle

      March 24, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    • Your comment almost exactly matches one I heard from the radio financial know-it-all Bruce Williams, a New Yorker, during the ’92 recession. A guy called in to say he had an interview coming up, and wondered if he was okay wearing a beard. Williams said, “No one has a problem with a clean-shaven guy.”

      Vipltd

      March 24, 2018 at 2:19 PM

    • >>Tattoos are great. Have you ever thought stupid people should wear a sign so others know who they are? Well, people with tattoos do.<<

      Ha, ha. That's a good one, and it's true. I have to remember that.

      Daniel

      March 24, 2018 at 2:54 PM

    • Stacy “Mike Hammer” Keach has always had a thick mustache for his entire acting career. But it’s for good reason: he was born with a cleft palate, and the fairly crude surgical methods in 1941 left his upper lip permanently disfigured.

      Peter

      ironrailsironweights

      March 24, 2018 at 4:09 PM

      • Peter (and everyone else who uses actors as an example of what to do except me with Christian Bale, above),

        Don’t use actors as an example of how to behave. Actors can do whatever they want. Us real folks have to follow a few rules of engagement.

        gothamette

        March 25, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    • “My dad always told me to be clean shaven for interviews. ”

      #MeToo

      gothamette

      March 24, 2018 at 9:39 PM

  10. But if he had on a pith helmet and a monocle, he’d pass for a gentleman English explorer from the turn of the 20th century.

    njguy73

    March 23, 2018 at 10:21 PM

    • Henry Morton Stanley was a very interesting guy. Fought on both sides in the US Civil War and likely a lifelong celibate, Newton-style.

      Jokah Macpherson

      March 24, 2018 at 10:11 AM

      • He got married in middle age, and according to rumor was involved with a couple other women even after his marriage.

        Peter

        ironrailsironweights

        March 24, 2018 at 4:22 PM

      • You mean his marriage was a sham?

        gothamette

        March 24, 2018 at 9:40 PM

      • “You mean his marriage was a sham?”

        Biographers disagree, but yes, some suggest it was. Kind of like the James Buchanan was gay thing.

        Jokah Macpherson

        March 24, 2018 at 11:22 PM

      • “Kind of like the James Buchanan was gay thing.”

        There’s no comparison – Buchanan was pretty obviously gay. “Aunt Fancy & Miss Nancy,” as Jackson said.

        gothamette

        March 25, 2018 at 9:54 AM

  11. Not sure it’s his stache that makes him look weird. It might be that his eyes are close together and his chin comes to a point.

    Vipltd

    March 23, 2018 at 10:32 PM

  12. Who was our last president with a mustache? Theodore Roosevelt? Dewey in 1948 didn’t quite make it.

    Anthony

    March 23, 2018 at 11:19 PM

    • Taft. Interesting that the Left hasn’t made the connection between Andrew Anglin’s strong endorsement of mustaches as a signal of white nationalism and masculinity just a week before Trump hires what appears to be our first mustached head of the NSA.

      PerezHBD

      March 24, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    • Taft

      Jokah Macpherson

      March 24, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    • Umm, Taft was right after him.

      ScarletNumber

      March 24, 2018 at 10:14 AM

    • Although a few earlier ones had mutton chops, Abraham Lincoln was the first bearded president. He did not have a mustache along with his beard. The clean shaved Andrew Johnson followed him, but then came an almost interrupted series of presidents with facial hair: Ulysses Grant, Rutherford Hayes and James Garfield (all full beards and mustaches), Chester Arthur (mustache with mutton chops), Grover Cleveland (mustache), Benjamin Harrison (full beard and mustache), and finally Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft (both mustaches). Roosevelt’s predecessor William McKinley was clean shaven.
      Thomas Dewey (mustache) in 1948 was the last presidential candidate with facial hair. The last one with a full beard and mustache was Charles Evans Hughes in 1916.

      Peter

      ironrailsironweights

      March 24, 2018 at 4:37 PM

      • Is it a coincidence that POTUS stopped having beards after women were given the right to vote?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 24, 2018 at 10:55 PM

      • If Hillary had won we would have had a president with a beard 😉

        Jokah Macpherson

        March 24, 2018 at 11:24 PM

      • Supposedly it was a little girl who told Lincoln he would look better with a beard.

        Magnavox

        March 25, 2018 at 1:12 AM

  13. His father was a fireman, one of the most stereotypical prole occupations.

    JW

    March 23, 2018 at 11:53 PM

  14. Stephen Paddock had prole facial hair. Bolton is more like “eccentric uncle who still lives with your grandparents” hair.

    Richard

    March 23, 2018 at 11:58 PM

  15. Scott Adams predicted he would never get a job in Trump Govt because of his moustache …

    Bruno

    March 24, 2018 at 3:32 AM

    • A rare misfire by Adams.

      Mike Street Station

      March 24, 2018 at 9:54 AM

      • “Oh! all of you poor single men,
        Don’t ever give up in despair,
        For there’s always a chance while there’s life
        To capture the hearts of the fair,
        No matter what may be your age,
        You always may cut a fine dash,
        You will suit all the girls to a hair
        If you’ve only got a moustache,
        A moustache, a moustache,
        If you’ve only got a moustache.”

        http://www.stephen-foster-songs.com/foster012.htm

        gothamette

        March 24, 2018 at 9:41 PM

  16. He looks like a character actor.

    toomanymice

    March 24, 2018 at 7:12 AM

    • Toomanymice, yeah, like the “jump to conclusions” mat guy from Office Space.

      “I have people skills! Can’t you people see that?”

      njguy73

      March 24, 2018 at 12:20 PM

    • If his hair and mustache were longer he’d look like Mark Twain. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      destructure

      March 24, 2018 at 12:20 PM

  17. But he went to Yale, and we KNOW how important this is to you.

    Brendan

    March 24, 2018 at 10:32 AM

  18. O/t: Speaking of proles and cruises:

    Cruises according to the liberal media is a downer. They might have been inspired by your cruise phobia.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/disappointing-photos-show-what-cruise-ships-look-like-in-real-life/ss-BBKjijK?li=BBnb7Kz

    JS

    March 24, 2018 at 10:36 AM

  19. “John has a long mustache.”

    Stealth

    March 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM

  20. OT, How has Lion not commented on this piece concerning race and genetics in the NYT?

    1975

    March 24, 2018 at 12:16 PM

  21. I think moustache like that is signalling that his idol’s are not men who try to appeal to women. He’s super masculine or try’s to appear so. Beard is too often used to hide a weak chin. No one thinks that moustache makes man look better. It seems like a thing for super assholes to signal that they can pull it of. Worst are the guys who twirl their mustache with some wax. Women will hate that, it just looks silly and vain. But moustache can be a good way to show that you’re a jerk. And being a jerk can sometimes be a succesful strategy.

    salanimi

    March 24, 2018 at 12:23 PM

  22. Another similar mustache: Andrew Ferguson, who wrote Crazy U, a pretty good book about the ridiculousness of the college admissions process a few years back. According to Wikipedia he was also a speechwriter for Bush 41.

    Jokah Macpherson

    March 24, 2018 at 12:25 PM

  23. Bolton’s mustache isn’t prole. Lion has a JD and is thus familiar with the court room rules for establishing the credibility of a witness, so allow me to establish my credibility first.

    I grew up in a very wealthy and old fashioned suburb in the upper middle class, and had many upper class peers. We are now entering the upper class. Go to hell pants, boat shoes, J. Press, etc. are natural to me.

    I now live in a rural prole community and employ over one dozen rural proles. I also “date” prole women and on occasion socialize with proles.

    So I know proles.

    I also know a bit about mustaches, having sported one for about a year (it gets attention but is basically not worth it because the attention is not always good).

    See the American Mustache Style Guide here: http://www.americanmustacheinstitute.org/mustache-information/styles/

    Bolton has a walrus mustache. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a prole with a walrus mustache.

    Common prole mustache styles include the chevron (very common in law enforcement, Dale Earnhardt Sr. also sported this), fu manchu (there are country songs which reference this), and horse shoe. The handlebar is also seen on proles but it isn’t common. And while not a mustache, proles also love goatees.

    Non-proles with mustaches tend to simply be eccentric and have a desire to stand out.

    That said Bolton does come from a prole family:

    Bolton was born on November 20, 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Virginia Clara “Ginny” (née Godfrey), a housewife, and Edward Jackson “Jack” Bolton, a fireman.[25][26] He grew up in the working-class neighborhood of Yale Heights

    It’s noteworthy that he appears to be of old stock English ancestry.

    His mother was likely of higher social origins than his father. Godfrey is a Norman surname, whereas Bolton is just a place surname.

    Thorfinnsson

    March 24, 2018 at 12:48 PM

    • go to hell pants

      I grew up middle-class but only 100 yards from one of the most exclusive TOOS country clubs in America. Once I was ogling the beautiful course from outside the fence as a group came down the 18th fairway, and saw and a 70-ish guy wearing apple-green pants with some kind of white snowflake pattern on them. I yelled at him, “hey, where can I get some pants like that?” and he yelled back, “you can’t!”

      Explainer 21

      March 24, 2018 at 2:31 PM

      • This is a great comment and made me chuckle, thank you for sharing it.

        Growing up I heard many similar remarks from the fathers, grandfathers, and uncles of old money WASP friends I had.

        One exchange in particular took place after a friend of mine bought “rims” (I don’t mean better rims for superior handling performance, but flashy ones) for his Cadillac Escalade (as a teenager lol).

        You know what kind of people buy rims?

        N@#$ers and new money.

        Get rid of them.

        Lion will no doubt point out that TOOS people don’t talk like that, but he’s not factoring in the pervasive gin and blow when the doors close to the outside world.

        Thorfinnsson

        March 25, 2018 at 10:05 AM

      • Do you happen to know how these old money fellows are taking the brownization of America? Are they more interested in making $$ off of cheap labor or do they see the downsides?

        Curle

        March 25, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    • Chevron looks like the porn ‘stache, and the kind worn by ballplayers back in the ’80s (Don Mattingly, Wade Boggs, Bill Buckner, etc.)

      And handlebar ones used to be upper-class, at least for evil fictional bankers who would tie damsels to railroad tracks for failure to make mortgage payments.

      njguy73

      March 24, 2018 at 6:29 PM

  24. Women love that mustache. They know what Bolton could do with that thing for them.

    Tom

    March 24, 2018 at 1:31 PM

  25. For me it’s an all-inclusive class moustache from the 1850-1950 era (Teddy Roosevelt, Staline). Today, it makes me think about Ned Flanders. A nice, but very disturbed conservative character, that happens to be a hidden bodybuilder. Conservative, weird and kind, that’s the two adjectives that I would think about. Bolton reputation is awfull.

    Bruno

    March 24, 2018 at 2:08 PM

  26. Geraldo wouldn’t be where he is today without his. Bolton looks more like a long lost relative of Wilford Brimley.

    JohnTS

    March 24, 2018 at 3:03 PM

  27. Curle

    March 24, 2018 at 5:31 PM

  28. John Bolton has a weird mustache.

    – the Lion

    The Lion has a weird fan base.

    – John Bolton

    maryk

    March 24, 2018 at 7:12 PM

  29. Mustache is interesting. Judging a man by that alone one can expect a confident and an independent spirit comfortable in his skin, who doesn’t suffer from low self-esteem. A definite plus. But otherwise a taking head and an unfortunate choice that isn’t going to help save this country. Trump has signed a budget with no funding for the wall and legal and illegal immigration continues unabated. The time is running out for this poor country. Only an immediate coup d’etat, suspension of the constitution, banning of all political parties, massive purge of the media and the academia can save this poor country. American democracy has become a farce. It serves elites and the third world masses, not the American people.

    Yakov

    March 24, 2018 at 9:36 PM

    • Time is indeed running out.

      And the future could be _a lot_ worse than Brazil.

      It could in fact look a lot like South Africa. The demographics to support such a situation could be rapidly created under, say, President Kamala Harris.

      I intend to stay and fight (and am climbing into elite ranks), but I am crafting an exit plan regardless. I am fortunate enough to have a second passport (EU, and before you laugh consider the Visegrad 4), and some of the former British West Indies colonies let you buy citizenship.

      And yes, these countries are controlled by blacks, but as they lived under white supremacy for three centuries they know what side their bread is buttered on. There will be no Zimbabwe in the Caribbean (outside of the original Zimbabwe–Haiti).

      Other options could be Russia, South America, or joining the Asians (last resort–I love my aryan phenotype).

      And Russia is itself in danger owing to its open borders with Central Asia, though fortunately the Central Asian workers in Russia don’t tend to settle. Contrary to the myth of Moskvabad even Moscow itself remains over 90% white. It is the only remaining megacity in the world with a white supermajority.

      There is another interesting blackpill scenario besides Brazil or South Africa. That is that the elite retains full control, which seems possible given its unity, talent, and energy. They’ll need to dispense with formal democracy, but no doubt reasons to do so can quickly be contrived. In that case my future is likely to be fine in material terms, though seeing my country flushed down the drain will be a source of never-ending despair.

      Lastly, the federal structure of America combined with the massive quantities of small arms and ammunition dispersed throughout the country make secession and civil war highly possible in the next generation.

      Thorfinnsson

      March 25, 2018 at 10:01 AM

      • Don’t give up on the entire country. Not every state is like California. I spent several weeks with my son in nw Minnesota and my gut instinct is that’s the place to be come the zombie apocalypse. Primarily Norwegian and German with a functioning social contract. Too cold for the riff raff.

        Newyorker

        March 26, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    • Yakov’s opinion may seem alarmist but he’s right. National disaster is rarely the result of a sudden event. On the contrary, it’s usually the result of many years of neglect and mistakes which culminate in a sudden event. A lot of people won’t notice because they’re oblivious to such things as long as they’re comfortable. But we’re fast approaching that point.

      destructure

      March 26, 2018 at 5:28 AM

  30. If Bolton really wanted to act like a prole, he’d go to a prole bar in Staten Island on a Saturday night and wear a t-shirt that said “Free Mustache Rides!”

    E. Rekshun

    March 24, 2018 at 9:47 PM

    • ‘prole bar on staten island…’

      As if to imply there are NONprole bars on SI.

      Look I love it here but the bar scene on SI is about as antithetically classy as humanly achievable.

      toomanymice

      March 25, 2018 at 8:19 AM

      • Lol. I love Staten Island. Born and raised there. My son an DIL bought my parents’ house so I have occasion to visit.
        They’re annoyed when I tell them that as both are working for the city they’re the quintessential Staten islanders.

        Newyorker

        March 26, 2018 at 12:20 PM

    • Bolton lived in a penthouse in the Waldorf when he was UN ambassador:

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-un-ambassadors-perk-a-nyc-penthouse/

      I don’t think he would hang out at a prole place. He probably gave all the cocktail waitresses at the Waldorf mustache rides though. Women can’t resist it. A lot of women have Yosemite Sam fantasies. Just like men have Jessica Rabbit fantasies. Twisted, but true.

      Tom

      March 25, 2018 at 2:30 PM

      • Women have sexual fantasies about mustaches?

        Curle

        March 25, 2018 at 11:22 PM

  31. This post is actually very stupid. In a country like US some think that everyone should shave, in India and Iraq everyone has a mustache. I think people just should do what they feel comfortable doing. I mean, how stupid is it to judge a man by his facial hair? I can understand judging him by the color of his skin or his religion or nationality because those lend themselves to a generalization, but a mustache? If anything it’s the opposite already. What’s does a plain vanilla shaven face tell you? Nothing. But all these different mustache and beards they say something. They are interesting. But interesting or not it’s all nonsense of no consequence for anything. Petty stuff unworthy of a post. I mean, what’s next? They guy’s glasses? An effeminate post. Thumbs down.

    Now, the Jews should wear a beard, though. A Jew without one just doesn’t feel right. I mean, a without a beard he is a suspect. What’s he trying to do? To pass for a Gentile? Why? A Jew should look like himself.

    Yakov

    March 24, 2018 at 11:45 PM

    • A man grows facial hair for a reason. Unless it’s to hide physical flaws such as a weak jawline or facial scarring (e.g. the country legend Hank Williams Jr. grew his famous beard after suffering horrible facial scarring from a climbing accident), he is making a statement.

      He wants to be judged–both positively and negatively. If he’s naive he may be unaware that the latter is a possibility, but he’ll learn soon enough.

      I will judge a man by his facial hair for the same reason I’ll judge him by anything else he chooses to show me.

      It tells me something about him.

      And beyond that there’s the matter of aesthetics themselves on an instinctual level. I am repulsed by ugly people and people with poor style. They told me as a child that this was wrong, but it isn’t. These instincts exist for good reason.

      I mean, what’s next? They guy’s glasses?

      If a man has glasses at a young age it tells me two things about him:

      1 – He is genetically inferior
      2 – He is sufficiently unconcerned with the image he projects to the world that he does not want to bother with the inconvenience of contact lenses

      The second situation can of course be avoided by choosing appropriate glasses which look good.

      My father, who is sixty-seven and thus excused from point one, has very attractive Persol glasses which look great on him.

      Now, the Jews should wear a beard, though. A Jew without one just doesn’t feel right. I mean, a without a beard he is a suspect. What’s he trying to do? To pass for a Gentile? Why? A Jew should look like himself.

      The reason is to get ahead in gentile society. No different than the Ellis Island Ostjuden from Eastern Europe who Anglicized their surnames to get ahead–and even some of the far more passable German Jews.

      The investing legend Benjamin Graham was in reality named Binyamin Grossbaum.

      The entertainer Milton Berle was originally named Mendel Berlinger.

      Even today in our Jewish-dominated era (possibly coming to an end, but they’re putting up one hell of a fight) you have examples like the comedian Jon Stewart–originally Leibowitz.

      And there is more than simply getting ahead. If the Jews again adopt distinctively Jewish aesthetics which set them apart from the gentile population, do you think the return of the ghetto is more or less likely?

      Thorfinnsson

      March 25, 2018 at 10:17 AM

      • Ghetto is preferable to assimilation.

        Yakov

        March 25, 2018 at 2:31 PM

      • Nearsightedness actually isn’t genetic. It’s caused by environment. If everybody worked outside all day as farmers again, virtually nobody would be nearsighted.

        Tom

        March 25, 2018 at 2:34 PM

      • ‘If a man has glasses at a young age it tells me two things about him:

        1 – He is genetically inferior’.

        Most Jews need vision correction at a young age. It’s a trade off, I guess. How important is that inferiority?

        So a guy makes a statement with his facial hair? Who cares? In all my working life I haven’t seen a correlation between facial hair and job performance in either IT or trades.

        Yakov

        March 25, 2018 at 2:36 PM

      • “I am repulsed by ugly people and people with poor style.”

        In the American culture of my youth a dandy was always suspect for any number of reasons. The traditional American male is no-nonsense and excessively showy clothing runs counter to that aesthetic. Here’s a description of how the greatest American, Thomas Jefferson, dressed:

        “If his dress was plain, unstudied and sometimes old-fashioned in its form, it was always of the finest materials ….”4

        Curle

        March 25, 2018 at 11:18 PM

  32. Ann Coulter is probably right about the bill. She said as Mike, he ll be empeached by House but saved by the senate. She says who cares, as he has abandoned the populist anti-immigration agenda. Maybe he should have had a rupturist posture with no concession to the representatives , and doing things only with executive branch.

    Bruno

    March 25, 2018 at 2:29 AM

    • The worry is that not only will he not enact any Trumpist policies but that he’ll also permanently disgrace Trumpism.

      Magnavox

      March 25, 2018 at 10:01 PM

      • Well if true then at least you’ll have someone to blame for all your life failures.

        Andrew E.

        March 25, 2018 at 10:40 PM

  33. O/t – Catalonia’s separatist leader, Puigdemont has been arrested in Militaristic Germany.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/catalan-separatist-leadercarles-puigdemont-arrested-in-germany/2018/03/25/d339fac0-3022-11e8-94fa-32d48460b955_story.html?utm_term=.644cb5cfce6d

    Now how did Germany manage to track him down, and what directive did Spain give to other Euro nations to locate him?

    We need Bruno to comment again.

    JS

    March 25, 2018 at 7:15 PM

  34. OT

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/europe’s-most-famous-nazi-hunters-worry-about-where-the-continent-is-headed/ar-BBKkvPH?ocid=spartanntp

    Amazing that these guys mention populism w/o mentioning migrants, immigration, or Islam. They live in a bubble.

    gothamette

    March 25, 2018 at 9:04 PM

    • I look forward to your next post about something equally as crucial to national security, like Sarah Huckabee’s weight.

      Admit it, Lion, you are massively disappointed with Trump. He’s basically given up on trying to implement a patriotic agenda.

      gothamette

      March 25, 2018 at 10:29 PM

      • He’s basically given up on trying to implement a patriotic agenda

        He looks like he’s gearing up for something but it almost certainly won’t be pretty.

        Magnavox

        March 26, 2018 at 12:25 AM

      • “He’s basically given up on trying to implement a patriotic agenda.”

        Perhaps you missed how he seems to have massively p*nked the Dems in the Spending Bill (with the considerable help of Paul Ryan) by having the Wall funded out of the DoD $700B. The Dems worked like beavers blocking him from using DHS funds, but Very Stable Genius’s apparently have a way of getting THEIR way.

        Construction starts TODAY.

        The link is from July 2017.
        “Congress is using budget shenanigans to funnel Pentagon money to President Trump’s border wall.”
        https://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/articles/2017-07-19/congress-slyly-diverts-pentagon-money-to-fund-donald-trumps-border-wall

        Hence the tweet:
        “Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M(ilitary)!”

        There you go. WALL=NATIONAL DEFENSE=DOD FUNDING. Sneaky GOP/Trump.

        gda

        March 26, 2018 at 2:03 AM

      • Yes, I did miss that. Sounds good. We’ll see if it happens!

        Sure hope that the contractors aren’t the boobs who constructed the Miami bridge.

        gothamette

        March 26, 2018 at 4:21 PM

      • He just made himself look like an ineffectual idiot by drawing attention to his complete failure to get his priorities budgeted and threatening impotently to veto for no reason. Of course!

        Magnavox

        March 26, 2018 at 10:11 PM

      • Yeah but gda says he got the wall funded by stealth, from the DoD.

        I have my doubts.

        gothamette

        March 27, 2018 at 3:47 PM

  35. Levon Helm (drummer/vocalist for The Band) was the guy I thought who most benefited from a beard of anyone I’ve ever seen. Pretty handsome with one, while he was somewhat goofy looking without. Helm resembled George W. Bush in certain facial features, and although Bush has a stronger chin and doesn’t NEED the beard as badly as Levon did, I’ve always felt Bush was the modern President who could have best pulled off a beard. Would have made him look far more intellectual at the very least.

    PerezHBD

    March 28, 2018 at 11:21 AM


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