Hellish Offspring

 

I read an interesting MSNBC opinion article today, by a fellow named Hayes Brown.  I don’t know anything about him.  He’s identified as an MSNBC opinion columnist.  He has quite a remarkable view of me, and of most of you, I think, expressed in these two sentences:

But any new majority in Congress would have the far-right, Trump-loyal wing of the party as its cornerstone. Its members resemble nothing less than the hellish offspring of a troll and a gremlin, expending energy on only two things: owning the libs and tearing the wings off the airplane while in flight.

I wonder how many Democrats and Leftists share this view of people like me.

I have to admit that I sometimes think of the radical Leftists as Satan’s spawn, though on reflection, they’re probably something more like Satan’s pawns.

I continue to have the impression that the vast majority of Democrats would view this Brown fellow as unhinged.  I sure hope so.

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  1. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
    Justin Other Lawyer
    @DouglasMyers

    I saw that headline on Real Clear Politics this morning and chose to skip it.

    Sounds like I made the right choice.

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  2. Lilly B Coolidge
    Lilly B
    @LillyB

    I saw one NYC Dem post this today (it may not be okay to post here):

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  3. Ole Summers Member
    Ole Summers
    @OleSummers

    This fellow may or may not be accurate in how ill-bred I am, but he certainly does not understand the two things I am most likely to spend my energy on ….. not even close :)

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  4. Barfly Member
    Barfly
    @Barfly

    Nice to meet you, Hellish. I go by “Rebel Scum.”

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  5. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    Firstly, trolls and gremlins cannot breed with one another. Secondly, this writer is both trollist and gremlist and he should be condemned.

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  6. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

    We need to remember that it is rhetoric from the right that is the problem in the country.

    His bio is revealing in a “huh?” kind of way:

    Hayes Brown is a writer and editor for MSNBC Daily, where he helps frame the news of the day for readers. He was previously at BuzzFeed News and holds a degree in international relations from Michigan State University.

    Frame?

    We’ll leave the Michigan State degree in IR aside since that would be elitist.

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  7. Not a Gubmint Spy Member
    Not a Gubmint Spy
    @OldDanRhody

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…: But any new majority in Congress would have the far-right, Trump-loyal wing of the party as its cornerstone. Its members resemble nothing less than the hellish offspring of a troll and a gremlin, expending energy on only two things: owning the libs and tearing the wings off the airplane while in flight.

    Could be accidental…

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  8. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…: the hellish offspring of a troll and a gremlin

    I always though of myself as more the angelic offspring of troll and a gremlin, but why quibble.

    The use of “far-right” always makes me laugh. 20 years ago they called Bush a far-right extremists. Now Trump is far-right? If only.

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  9. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell
    @JimMcConnell

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…: the hellish offspring of a troll and a gremlin

    I always though of myself as more the angelic offspring of troll and a gremlin, but why quibble.

    The use of “far-right” always makes me laugh. 20 years ago they called Bush a far-right extremists. Now Trump is far-right? If only.

    And, to the mainstream media, there has never been a far-left extremist.

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  10. Flicker Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…: the hellish offspring of a troll and a gremlin

    I always though of myself as more the angelic offspring of troll and a gremlin, but why quibble.

    The use of “far-right” always makes me laugh. 20 years ago they called Bush a far-right extremists. Now Trump is far-right? If only.

    My usual breakfast drink is Gremlitrol with 100% of your RDA recommended daily dietary allowance.

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  11. AMD Texas Coolidge
    AMD Texas
    @DarinJohnson

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Firstly, trolls and gremlins cannot breed with one another. Secondly, this writer is both trollist and gremlist and he should be condemned.

    Sounds like this guy could’ve written on Rings of Power. No understanding of the lore.

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  12. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Ricochet, Land of Hellish Offspring of Gremlins and Trolls.  T-shirt anyone?

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  13. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Not a Gubmint Spy (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…: But any new majority in Congress would have the far-right, Trump-loyal wing of the party as its cornerstone. Its members resemble nothing less than the hellish offspring of a troll and a gremlin, expending energy on only two things: owning the libs and tearing the wings off the airplane while in flight.

    Could be accidental…

     

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  14. Chris O Coolidge
    Chris O
    @ChrisO

    Sounds like he’s anti-troll and gremlinist, to say nothing of his attitude about the two mating. Sounds like he’s, uh, mythic-critterist? For shame!

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  15. Franco Inactive
    Franco
    @Franco

    For these people- and they are legion- anyone to their right is an extremist and Trump-adjacent. 

    This has been my central argument for over 10 years.

    You might as well stop trying to convince them that you are not their mortal enemy, and you might consider joining the actual fight against them regardless of how they choose to classify you.

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  16. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    @drbastiat

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…: the hellish offspring of a troll and a gremlin

    I always though of myself as more the angelic offspring of troll and a gremlin, but why quibble.

    The use of “far-right” always makes me laugh. 20 years ago they called Bush a far-right extremists. Now Trump is far-right? If only.

    And, to the mainstream media, there has never been a far-left extremist.

    Even when they burn down cities…

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  17. W Bob Member
    W Bob
    @WBob

    Maureen Dowd is even better:

    And then there’s the future first female president, Kari Lake, who lulls you into believing, with her mellifluous voice, statements that seem to emanate from Lucifer.

    And it looks as if Kevin McCarthy will finally realize his goal of becoming speaker, but when he speaks, it will be Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jim Jordan and Lauren Boebert doing the spewing. It will be like the devil growling through Linda Blair in “The Exorcist” — except it will be our heads spinning.

    https://dnyuz.com/2022/11/05/the-marjorie-taylor-greene-ing-of-america/

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  18. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

     

    Normally every cartoon reduces the space to simplify the image.

    However, this one shows an airplane seat with expanded leg room.  Weird.

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  19. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    W Bob (View Comment):

    Maureen Dowd is even better:

    And then there’s the future first female president, Kari Lake, who lulls you into believing, with her mellifluous voice, statements that seem to emanate from Lucifer.

    And it looks as if Kevin McCarthy will finally realize his goal of becoming speaker, but when he speaks, it will be Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jim Jordan and Lauren Boebert doing the spewing. It will be like the devil growling through Linda Blair in “The Exorcist” — except it will be our heads spinning.

    https://dnyuz.com/2022/11/05/the-marjorie-taylor-greene-ing-of-america/

     

    What I want to know is, who will be vomiting?

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  20. Kephalithos Member
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    @Kephalithos

    Lilly B (View Comment):

    I saw one NYC Dem post this today (it may not be okay to post here):

    The feeling is mutual.

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  21. Joker Member
    Joker
    @Joker

    It just amazes me how little reflection lefties have on their positions. Maybe its because they spend so much time reflecting on themselves.

    Open borders, releasing violent criminals, allowing riots, spending unspeakable amounts of money on a theoretical two degree global temperature in a hundred years (though they admit the spending will not prevent it), 1619, legal abortion through delivery, trans dudes in ladies bathrooms and competing with women, preventing oil drilling in the US – none of these were generally accepted principles in US society for the first 240 years. 

    Somehow, we’re the extremists.

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  22. TempTime Member
    TempTime
    @TempTime

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…: I continue to have the impression that the vast majority of Democrats would view this Brown fellow as unhinged.

     Likely not.   In PA, they just elected a criminal with degraded cognitve abilities as their Senator.  

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  23. TempTime Member
    TempTime
    @TempTime

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
     …  where he helps frame the news of the day for readers

    Oh my.   I guess there is no need to even pretend anymore that they ‘report’ news.   Perfectly OK to openly admit that they ‘create’ what is fed to the herd as ‘news’.   

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  24. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    @VtheK

    TempTime (View Comment):
     In PA, they just elected a criminal with degraded cognitve abilities as their Senator.  

    He should fit right in with the rest of the caucus then.

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  25. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Kephalithos (View Comment):

    Lilly B (View Comment):

    I saw one NYC Dem post this today (it may not be okay to post here):

    The feeling is mutual.

    Better.  The image quality isn’t good enough for clear enlargement.

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  26. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    Joker (View Comment):

    It just amazes me how little reflection lefties have on their positions. Maybe its because they spend so much time reflecting on themselves.

    Open borders, releasing violent criminals, allowing riots, spending unspeakable amounts of money on a theoretical two degree global temperature in a hundred years (though they admit the spending will not prevent it), 1619, legal abortion through delivery, trans dudes in ladies bathrooms and competing with women, preventing oil drilling in the US – none of these were generally accepted principles in US society for the first 240 years.

    Somehow, we’re the extremists.

    What’s new is always good according to them. I am amazed at how quickly trans-sexuality became the hip new thing. I only met one trans person my entirely life, (Snowflake was totally awesome by the way.) But apparently I need to pay taxes for an autistic 14 year old boy to cut off his penis or I am a bigot. 

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  27. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Joker (View Comment):

    It just amazes me how little reflection lefties have on their positions. Maybe its because they spend so much time reflecting on themselves.

    Open borders, releasing violent criminals, allowing riots, spending unspeakable amounts of money on a theoretical two degree global temperature in a hundred years (though they admit the spending will not prevent it), 1619, legal abortion through delivery, trans dudes in ladies bathrooms and competing with women, preventing oil drilling in the US – none of these were generally accepted principles in US society for the first 240 years.

    Somehow, we’re the extremists.

    What’s new is always good according to them. I am amazed at how quickly trans-sexuality became the hip new thing. I only met one trans person my entirely life, (Snowflake was totally awesome by the way.) But apparently I need to pay taxes for an autistic 14 year old boy to cut off his penis or I am a bigot.

    Give him a dull knife and tell him to do it himself, for free.

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  28. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Joker (View Comment):

    It just amazes me how little reflection lefties have on their positions. Maybe its because they spend so much time reflecting on themselves.

    Open borders, releasing violent criminals, allowing riots, spending unspeakable amounts of money on a theoretical two degree global temperature in a hundred years (though they admit the spending will not prevent it), 1619, legal abortion through delivery, trans dudes in ladies bathrooms and competing with women, preventing oil drilling in the US – none of these were generally accepted principles in US society for the first 240 years.

    Somehow, we’re the extremists.

    What’s new is always good according to them. I am amazed at how quickly trans-sexuality became the hip new thing. I only met one trans person my entirely life, (Snowflake was totally awesome by the way.) But apparently I need to pay taxes for an autistic 14 year old boy to cut off his penis or I am a bigot.

    Give him a dull knife and tell him to do it himself, for free.

    OK dude. I think you are crossing a line here. This got way too dark way too quickly.

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  29. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Joker (View Comment):

    It just amazes me how little reflection lefties have on their positions. Maybe its because they spend so much time reflecting on themselves.

    Open borders, releasing violent criminals, allowing riots, spending unspeakable amounts of money on a theoretical two degree global temperature in a hundred years (though they admit the spending will not prevent it), 1619, legal abortion through delivery, trans dudes in ladies bathrooms and competing with women, preventing oil drilling in the US – none of these were generally accepted principles in US society for the first 240 years.

    Somehow, we’re the extremists.

    What’s new is always good according to them. I am amazed at how quickly trans-sexuality became the hip new thing. I only met one trans person my entirely life, (Snowflake was totally awesome by the way.) But apparently I need to pay taxes for an autistic 14 year old boy to cut off his penis or I am a bigot.

    Give him a dull knife and tell him to do it himself, for free.

    OK dude. I think you are crossing a line here. This got way too dark way too quickly.

    Isn’t the point that he has no business expecting others to fund his delusion?

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  30. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Joker (View Comment):

    It just amazes me how little reflection lefties have on their positions. Maybe its because they spend so much time reflecting on themselves.

    Open borders, releasing violent criminals, allowing riots, spending unspeakable amounts of money on a theoretical two degree global temperature in a hundred years (though they admit the spending will not prevent it), 1619, legal abortion through delivery, trans dudes in ladies bathrooms and competing with women, preventing oil drilling in the US – none of these were generally accepted principles in US society for the first 240 years.

    Somehow, we’re the extremists.

    What’s new is always good according to them. I am amazed at how quickly trans-sexuality became the hip new thing. I only met one trans person my entirely life, (Snowflake was totally awesome by the way.) But apparently I need to pay taxes for an autistic 14 year old boy to cut off his penis or I am a bigot.

    Give him a dull knife and tell him to do it himself, for free.

    OK dude. I think you are crossing a line here. This got way too dark way too quickly.

    Isn’t the point that he has no business expecting others to fund his delusion?

    That’s a fine point but I very uncomfortable with you making light of self-mutilation.

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