Line of the Day

Martyr Complex Edition

The line: “Nobody has been treated like Trump in terms of badly.”

But the most credulous thing in the clip is the notion that Trump “studies” history. However, studying appears to mean having been “told.”

Bonus clip, acid edition:

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  1. Just nutha ignint cracker says:

    I take whatever comfort I can find from knowing that because Greg Kelly is on Newsmax, almost no one other than Trumpies will hear this rant heartfelt lament. I’m caught between shaking my head and rolling on the floor laughing my…

    Ultimately, SMH will win.

  2. Kurtz says:

    Bleachbit is software.

    Software does not and cannot contain acid and thus cannot destroy anything.

    Bleach is not an acid, it is a base.

  3. CSK says:

    @Just nutha ignint cracker:

    If the MAGAs see and hear this, unfortunately it won’t make a dent in their fanatical loyalty. They’ll either ignore it or dismiss it as inconsequential.

  4. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    Wow, first thought was “WTF is he smoking?” followed by “Where can I get a container load of this for resale?”

    I mean, Geez Louise.

    Unlike Cracker, I hurt myself falling to the floor laughing.

  5. CSK says:

    I wonder what being treated “in terms of goodly” is like.

  6. Ken_L says:

    Trump studies history:

    First day in the White House, points at portrait. “Who’s that dude?”

    “That’s President Andrew Jackson, sir.”

    “Ah … still alive, is he?”

    “No sir. He died in 1845.”

    “How big was his inauguration crowd?”

    “Quite small, sir, compared to yours. He had many enemies in Washington.”

    “I bet not many people know that.”

  7. JohnSF says:


    “Bleach is not an acid, it is a base.”

    But unfortunately the base appear to be both bleached, and on acid.