Doesn’t matter how many advanced degrees you have

Once a prick, always a prick.

This is the kind of thing that, if it had been done to Michelle Obama and the children during the transition period (or, hell, any time during the last eight years), would have earned the perpetrators universal condemnation.  The left would have screamed treason (actually they would have meant lèse majesté, but most of them aren’t smart enough to know the difference), and the right would have shaken their heads and pitied the poor misguided jerks.  Actually most of us would have done the latter; the number of people who are going fucking apeshit in this country today over Donald Trump is, relatively, pretty damned small.*

It makes no sense to continue to be assholish about the Trumps.  It certainly seems meaningless to take it out on Ivanka; it’s her father who ran for President and won, not her.  Moreover, apparently the main jerk in the drama was planning to raise hell with her as soon as he spotted her in the terminal.  His “husband”, another jerk with too many degrees for his own good, tweeted about it from the get-go and then (reportedly) hastily deleted his Twitter account after they were booted off the plane and word got around.

But that’s not the only Ivanka news out there.

Here are more deluded idiots, ordering Ivanka to take their art off of her walls.  You mean art that she paid for and for which you gladly and greedily accepted her filthy lucre?  And framing it as “we’re embarrassed because of your father and we think you should be, too”?  I’ll tell you what Ivanka is too gracious to tell you:  Fuck off and die, assholes.

The sad thing is, these people probably don’t reflect the vast majority of Americans, regardless of which side they supported.  The radical frothingmouths who are getting all the air and press time are a small, tiny fraction of the electorate, acting out in an immature, outré fashion in order to attract the cameras and make it appear that everyone hates the Trumps.  Joe and Jane Regular American, meanwhile, sit at home and cluck-cluck over the fuss — if that; they probably turn the news off and go back to binge-watching The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones.  Even if they supported and voted for Hillary, even if they were Never Trumpers, they’re probably sick and tired of the bullshit just like those who did vote for Trump.  Because that’s quintessentially American behavior after an election, not spastic childish asininity and petulant cries of indignation that the other guy won and he’s not our president or some shit.  Hell’s bells, people, if it were otherwise, we’d have had civil wars in this country continuously for the past 200 years, and in the last 20 for damn sure.  People came to America tired of all that crap in the old country, and in general successfully inoculated their children and grandchildren against radical bullshit behavior.  Yeah, they joined unions, but our unions (bad as they are) are not the same as European unions.  And that resistance to rocking the political boat is still ingrained into most of us.  How many conservatives hit the streets and organized mass protests against the Obama administration?

Not as many as railed against Bush 43, but again, we’re talking about a small subset of the proggy commie Left, here, not half the country as people (particularly journalists with an agenda) are trying to make us believe.

There’s that great quote from the preface to P.J. O’Rourke’s Parliament of Whores (written after the Bush 41 win in 1988) that says so much about why proggies always have shit fits in Republican adminstrations:

Not long after Andy [Ferguson] and I met, we were driving down Pennsylvania Avenue and encountered some or another noisy pinko demonstration. “How come,” I asked Andy, “whenever something upsets the Left, you see immediate marches and parades and rallies with signs already printed and rhyming slogans already composed, whereas whenever something upsets the Right, you see two members of the Young Americans for Freedom waving a six-inch American flag?”

“We have jobs,” said Andy.

And Rush Limbaugh has long observed that liberals are much funnier out of power than they are when they’re in power.  But that’s beside the point.  Who actually has the time and personal wealth to sit out and protest or march up and down day after day protesting the powers that be?  Look at that fucking mess up in North Dakota, over something like half a mile of pipeline out of 1,172 miles total that is, to all intents and purposes, complete.  Yet there are people up there camping and protesting.  Don’t these people have jobs and families?

The answer is that these are all tiny movements punching way above their weight class, paid for lock-stock-and-barrel by people like George Soros, Tom Steyer, and their ilk.  Commie assholes who would rather spend their money destroying this country than building it up.  Soros in particular is a massive prick who has zero love for his adopted country and would rather see it turned into the 50 Soviet Socialist Republics of America, probably with himself in control of the Politburo, than for it to be rich and free, a shining city on a hill and a beacon of freedom for all.  Steyer is just an asshole who’s managed to make a bunch of money and wants to lord it over the rest of us.

Fuck those guys, and fuck their billions of dollars.  It’s good to see a lot of it was wasted on the late campaign for Queen Bitch.

But the point is, the prickishness displayed this afternoon on Jet Blue toward Ivanka Trump is not just an isolated incident, nor is the group of artists trying to tell her what to do with their art that she paid for fair and square.  The insanity is fostered at high levels with lots of left-wing money.  Luckily, out of the 300 million people who live in this country, the total number of the deranged is quite small.

If we could get the news media to stop reporting on this crap, it would stop.

But that’s like trying to stop a force of nature, in this country.  Sadly, the media have cast off the idea that along with freedom of the press comes great responsibility.  And they’re just as bad as anyone else in the camp of the deranged.  The prickishness and the derangement will continue, it appears, until someone with sufficient authority can put a stop to it, or (more likely) until the pricks and the deranged finally realize that nobody fucking cares about their little tantrums.  And by “nobody,” I mean “nobody on either fucking side.

Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump will just keep smiling and ignoring you.  Just like all the hot girls and hot boys did back in school when you acted like a fucking idiot, which was probably most of the time.


* I can state this with some authority, because I don’t see the left and right coasts seceding.  The clowns in California who want to break away, well, they’re just clowns…and not particularly funny ones.  If literally half of the country was up in arms about Donald Trump, there would be an actual, hot civil war going on right now.  The fact is that it wouldn’t even take half of the country — but it would take a number of highly-placed politicians, none of whom are interested in a repeat of the late unpleasantness of the 1860’s and would like to keep their phoney-baloney jobs at just about any cost.  That goes for you, too, Texas.

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