If you Need a Laugh

Utterly classic.

And, to be honest, I did.

Just watch the breathless coverage of alleged Antifa activity in Seattle:

Pause the screen when the post is up. I suspect a large number of readers will find this as amusing as I did.

If not, Google “Dennis the peasant.”

Classic. Utterly classic.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. DrDaveT says:

    Come and see the violence inherent in the system!

    The more I think about it, the more I think Trump’s key defining characteristic is his utter lack of any sense of humor. I hadn’t realized it was contagious, though.

  2. rachel says:

    @DrDaveT: It’s not so much a case of contagion as it is a case of “birds of a feather”.

  3. Jax says:

    @rachel: Snap.

    20 years late, but hey, they’re getting there! Kinda, sorta, maybe, a little…. 🙁

  4. OzarkHillbilly says:

    It’s FOX. Farcical aquatic ceremonies performed by watery tarts sort of is their stock in trade.

  5. Teve says:

    You’re fooling yourself.

  6. kurtz says:


    I prefer this one:

    Oh but if I went ’round sayin’ I was Emperor, just because some
    moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away!

  7. Scott F. says:

    You can’t deny we are seeing a lot of the violence inherent in the system these days.

  8. Mr. Prosser says:

    Now go away or we shall taunt you some more

  9. Tad says:

    The most pathetic thing about this is that no one in the Fox News audience finds it the least bit troubling that fox can’t find any actual Antifi people and sees comments on reddit as good proof of a huge country wide problem. I mean sure it funny that fox got fooled, but it’s really pathetic that they find reddit comments newsworthy in the first place.

  10. Jc says:

    Lmao. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry….wow, just…wow

  11. @Jc: That was my reaction, but I went with laughing.

  12. flat earth luddite says:

    Well, I’m crying, but only because I’m laughing so hard. Laughing at the patheticness of this, but still, I can’t get all my laughs from Above the Law… I have to rely on Dr. Taylor for some of them!

  13. de stijl says:

    Don’t news organizations employ researchers?