Our racist president, being a racist, says something racist

I didn’t want to write about Donald Trump’s most recent racist statements, as, to be honest, I didn’t see as how any good would come of it. It was just a week or so ago that we were talking about how he’d told four freshman Congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “crime infested” countries they come from, apparently unaware that three of them were actually born in the United States, and I didn’t really think that there was any new territory to cover with this most recent episode of racism, as terrible as it was. I mean, it’s absolutely unconscionable that Donald Trump, in an online attack against Congressman Elijah Cummings, would call Baltimore “a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess” that “no human being” would want to live in, but we already knew that Donald Trump was a vile racist. We knew it in the ’70s, when he refused to rent to black tenants in New York. And we knew it just after he became president, and said that there were “some very fine people” among the white nationalists marching in Charlottesville, instead of condemning them across the board. There’s nothing left to be debated. It’s a fact. The President of the United States is a racist. And apparently that’s OK with 40-some percent of Americans. And I just don’t see how it helps to spend my time chronicling each instance of racism, as doing so clearly isn’t going change anyone’s mind. [I’m convinced that he could say the n-word now, and not lose a single supporter.]

Oh, and before anyone feels inspired to step up and make the case as to why Donald Trump shouldn’t be considered a racist, here’s something to think about… These are the elected officials that our president has personally attacked using the word “infested.” Do you really think it’s just a coincidence that none of them are white? I mean, why is it that he calls Cummings’ district “a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess” that “no human being” would want to live in, when, as former Republican Bill Kristol pointed out today, Mitch McConnell’s state of Kentucky has a poverty rate of 17.2%, which is higher than that in Cummings’ district… which, by the way, also includes one of America’s finest research institutions, Johns Hopkins.

So, as angry as it made me, I wasn’t going to write about the attacks against Cummings. I was, instead, going to spend my evening writing about the case of Francisco Galicia, and American-born teenager who was just held in detention for almost one month by U.S. border agents because he couldn’t produce his citizenship papers. [Galicia, it’s being reported, lost 26 pounds over the 23 days he was held prisoner.] But then it occurred to me how much I loved Baltimore, and how I’d taken a photo the last time that I was there that might make for an appropriate response to our President… The following photo was taken at The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

The people of Baltimore, I’m happy to report, don’t give a shit what Donald Trump has to say, as least as evidenced by the op-ed in yesterday’s Baltimore Sun titled, “Better to have a few rats than to be one.” Here’s a clip.

…In pointing to the 7th, the president wasn’t hoping his supporters would recognize landmarks like Johns Hopkins Hospital, perhaps the nation’s leading medical center. He wasn’t conjuring images of the U.S. Social Security Administration, where they write the checks that so many retired and disabled Americans depend upon. It wasn’t about the beauty of the Inner Harbor or the proud history of Fort McHenry. And it surely wasn’t about the economic standing of a district where the median income is actually above the national average. No, he was returning to an old standby of attacking an African American lawmaker from a majority black district on the most emotional and bigoted of arguments. It was only surprising that there wasn’t room for a few classic phrases like “you people” or “welfare queens” or “crime-ridden ghettos” or a suggestion that the congressman “go back” to where he came from.

…Finally, while we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are “good people” among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.

I need to stop for the night, but here are two videos that I’d like for you to watch.

In this first one, CNN’s Victor Blackwell, who was born and raised in Baltimore, addresses Donald Trump’s racist comments directly.

And, in this second one, Cris Wallace confronts White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who also serves as Trump’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget, on the President’s use of the term “infested” when talking about the home districts of elected officials of color.

Oh, and by the way, the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kusher owns almost 9,000 rental units across 17 complexes in Baltimore County, many of which are in disrepair and infested with mice.

One last thing… Back in 2015, when private citizen Trump last attacked Baltimore, he blamed Barack Obama, the President of the United States, for the city’s troubles, and demanded that he personally go to Baltimore to set things straight. Why is it that, when Obama was President, Baltimore was his problem, but now it’s not Trump’s problem? Why is Baltimore’s “infestation” now solely the fault of Elijah Cummings? And why isn’t Donald “I alone can fix it” Trump on a plane right now, marshaling the resources to fix what Obama could not? I find that curious (and racist, and vile, and, sadly, completely predictable).

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91 Comments

  1. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 28, 2019 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    Does Baltimore have higher than average poverty rates?

    Does Baltimore have higher than average crime rates?

    Does Johns Hopkins presence help to keep poverty rates and crime lower in the district?

    Did Trump say Baltimore is infested with the wrong sorts of people? Or does he say Baltimore is infested rats?

    Does Baltimore have higher than average rat population?

    “R word, R word, R word…Now that we have a narrative we can’t let it go.”

    How is the last R-word narrative panning out for us? We shouldn’t let go of that other narrative yet should we? Should we? I think we should keep it around a little bit longer because it is turning out to be hilarious.

  2. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Is Bark Baynard trying to say Baltimore is not rat infested? I don’t understand. Wouldn’t it be racist to expect black people to live in such conditions without complaint? Wouldn’t it be racist to try and sweep it under the rug like Bark?

  3. Eel
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    I have not seen the most recent rat census, but I believe, based on experience, that Trump’s home city of New York has more than Baltimore.

  4. iRobert
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    What’s Trump’s plan? Insult America into being great again?

  5. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    One American’s perspective

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCcz0cVY1t8

  6. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Orkin’s rattiest cities. Detroit comes in “higher” than Baltimore. Flint a dark horse in the rat race at #50.

    1. Chicago, Illinois
    2. Los Angeles, California
    3. New York, New York
    4. Washington, DC
    5. San Francisco, California
    6. Detroit, Michigan
    7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    8. Cleveland, Ohio
    9. Baltimore, Maryland
    10. Denver, Colorado
    11. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
    12. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
    13. Boston, Massachusetts
    14. Seattle, Washington
    15. Atlanta, Georgia
    16. Indianapolis, Indiana
    17. Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    18. Hartford, Connecticut
    19. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    20. Cincinnati, Ohio
    21. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    22. Charlotte, North Carolina
    23. Houston, Texas
    24. Portland, Oregon
    25. Columbus, Ohio
    26. San Diego, California
    27. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
    28. Buffalo, New York
    29. New Orleans, Louisiana
    30. Norfolk, Virginia
    31. Richmond, Virginia
    32. Albany, New York
    33. Kansas City, Missouri
    34. Portland, Maine
    35. Nashville, Tennessee
    36. St. Louis, Missouri
    37. Sacramento, California
    38. Greenville, South Carolina
    39. Grand Rapids, Michigan
    40. Phoenix, Arizona
    41. Orlando, Florida
    42. Tampa, Florida
    43. Burlington, New York
    44. Champaign, Illinois
    45. Rochester, New York
    46. Syracuse, New York
    47. Charleston, West Virginia
    48. Dayton, Ohio
    49. Memphis, Tennessee
    50. Flint, Michigan

  7. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Jericho Green’s 18 minute monologue doesn’t poke any holes in Mark’s assessment of the situation.

    “I love Baltimore.”–Mark

    Solid stuff.

  8. Anonymous
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Baltimore is a great town. Trump is an asshole.

    I get pushing back against a critic, but why not simply attack the critic? Why go to the extra step of insulting an entire town and the people who live there? Why use the word “infestation” so often in reference to black people, black areas and immigrants? It just all seems unnecessary and a poor way to increase support in many parts of the country.

    I guess it plays out well in some places, though.

  9. Lynne
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, the sad thing is that a lot of Trump supporters like him *because* he is racist and says racist things.

  10. Anonymous
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Well, according to them, he never says racist things, or even things that might appeal to racists. I think that if whatever you are saying appeals to David Duke, you might reconsider how wise whatever you are saying might be. But that’s just me. It seems obvious that Trump finds saying things that appeal to racists to be politically expedient.

  11. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    If you love Baltimore then you shouldn’t want to see the conditions some people are living in there swept under the rug.

  12. iRobert
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Trump also speaks at a 4th grade level. He appeals to the many Americans who communicate at that level. For them, it’s a positive.

  13. Rob Reiner by proxy
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    The President of the United States is a racist. He’s made it abundantly clear his re-election is based on white nationalism. If you support him, there can be no distinction between you being a racist and a racist enabler. They are the same.

  14. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    I don’t like that Trump used generalization to say a whole city is bad but poverty, rodents and crime are definitely problems in Baltimore, statistically, relative to other cities. Is Trump being racist or is he”punching back” by communicating an uncomfortable truth about poverty, rodent and crime problems within Baltimore?

  15. Anonymous
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Frankly, I would be horrified if any politician of any party said what he did. I fail to see how his statements will have any positive impact on the lives of people in Baltimore. I can see how they might be used to justify Baltimore being denied help to solve the problems there. I am sure that other people see it differently, but that’s my opinion.

    To be truthful, I found Obama’s statement about God and guns in rural America to be true, but inappropriately divisive coming from a person of his position (or what would become his position.)

    We need less partisanship and more of a focus on real solutions. So far, Trump has offered no solutions.

  16. anonymous
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Here’s why he’s targeting Cummings. It’s important to the story.

    What provoked Trump’s attacks on Cummings? New facts about crime or poverty in Baltimore? Nope. It was that Cummings’ committee voted to subpoena work-related texts and emails on personal accounts by WH officials, including Ivanka and Jared.
    (link: https://nyti.ms/2y9nsCj) nyti.ms/2y9nsCj

  17. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    It might be important to your STORY but is it true?

    Who ever thought Trump was responding to new-found Baltimore Stats? Answer: Nobody.

    I thought Trump was responding to the alleged “bullying”, by Cummings, of border patrol agents during a meeting/ hearing? Cummings is throwing out a lot of accusations that may or may not be true. Trump threw back crime, poverty, and rodent facts in Baltimore. Look up video if you want more info.

  18. Sad
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Trump saw it on Fox and ran with it.

    We’re all in deep trouble.

    With Trump here and Boris Johnson in England I wonder what the new year will bring.

    I hope Mayor Pete makes a strong showing tomorrow night.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-strategist-calls-elijah-cummings-district-most-dangerous-in-america

  19. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Trump saw what on Fox?

    My understanding is that Trump was responding to Cummings questioning a DHS chief on how good of a job he was doing on the border. It seems very odd to try to explain Trump’s tweets as anything other than a symmetrical and natural response to Cummings vague accusations without evidence. It was practically identified, as such, by Trump from the beginning.

    It will be ok though because Mark hearts Baltimore.

  20. dogmatic dolt
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Aloha, Tulsi Gabbard has the courage to stop these endless immoral senseless wars.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49157007

  21. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Damn, $1.8 billion to Baltimore during Obama. What happened to the money? I think that is the issue being raised. It would take a fraction of that to employ local workers to clean up the city for years and make a real difference. Where did it go? How is Representative Cummings doing financially?

  22. stupid hick
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Trump could have told Cummings to “go back to Africa” and the same people would defend him as not racist. So instead can we at least all agree Trump is a corrupt liar who is completely unsuited for public service? That much should be obvious by now, even to white supremacist sympathizers.

  23. Sad
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Hey HW have you been writing to David Simon on Twitter?

    It seemed like he might be talking to you.

    He called someone a “gibbering, submenial troll” whose “fulminant stupidity is relentless and Homeric.”

  24. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Could’ve should’ve huh? Too bad everything you say is equivalent to a frame up. I don’t see how you can live like you do. It’s so creepy and crawly. Wtf? Are you a man or an invertebrate?

  25. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like whoever David Simon is he is one of those people who thinks stringing together unusual words in a way that sounds impressive to a certain kind of person such as yourself but not using any facts is really doing something special.

  26. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Tell me how it is racist to bring attention to the horrible conditions the mostly black residents of Baltimore are living in? It’s not acceptable just like it’s not in Detroit. Why don’t you want a light on it? Is it because they are Democrat controlled?

  27. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    SH, you are right in that I do think what Trump actually said was a range of acceptable responses to Cummings who was accusing the DHS of doing a bad job and not treating people at the border as humans . I do however think saying “go back to Africa” would have been a horribly insensitive thing to say to Cummings. You are just making stuff up SH. Attempting to pass off your made up hypotheticals as if they are tied to reality. Why not just try to stick to reality?

  28. Sad
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    They’re republican controlled. Trump is a republican. The buck stops with him.

    If it’s so bad what’s he been doing about it? The most powerful man in the world is blaming a congress person? Really?

    Trump must really hate Detroit. HW do you think Detroits problems are because black democrats have been in control?

  29. stupid hick
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Whoa! I’m trying to throw you a life line, my friend! Stop and think about it for a moment. Unless Trump is a racist then what other reason would white supremacists have to overlook the obvious fact he’s a reflexive liar who is monumentally corrupt?

  30. stupid hick
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Wait a minute, didn’t Trump tell four US citizens of color to go back to their countries and who defended him? You’re telling me if he told Cummings to go back to Africa it would be any different? Or you still can’t tell what a disaster Trump is (?) Okay, then, see you next month!

  31. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    SH, if you read what I wrote I stated there is room to criticize Trump for saying that to the 4 congresswomen. I said I wished he would apologize.

  32. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    ” Whoa! I’m trying to throw you a life line, my friend! Stop and think about it for a moment. Unless Trump is a racist then what other reason would white supremacists have to overlook the obvious fact he’s a reflexive liar who is monumentally corrupt?”

    I have read this statement several times and I don’t understand what you mean. Can you rephrase?

  33. iRobert
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    FF and HW,

    Do you have your “Pocahontas” protest signs ready for tonight’s rally outside the Fox Theater?

  34. iRobert
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    The circus is in town kids! I’m going to be downtown tonight with my sign encouraging the Michawauka dog catcher to jump into the race. That’s the kind of leadership America needs now. We need a president who always carries a pooper-scooper and drives around in an animal paddy-wagon.

  35. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Take time to protest democrats and Warren’s stolen Native Americanness in particular? That’s alright. I think I have something else to do.

    …So Bernie is out right? He’s a racist according to you (people). He said you would think Baltimore is a third world country.

  36. Hyborian Pudlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    HW sure needs a ass beating
    For defending Trump’s racist tweeting
    They both crawl around in the mud
    But Warlord’s in the basement with his pud
    And he’s so flaccid he can’t be completing

  37. Hyborian Pudlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    While I’m sitting here mad rhymin’
    HW frets about David Simon
    He’s counting the rats in Baltimore
    While his mom gets more meatloaf from the store
    He contemplates his long lost butt hymen

  38. Anonymous
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    The Pudlord has some serious flow.

  39. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Attempting to humiliate someone who destroys you with reason all the time with sexual putdowns seals the fate of this blog. It’s a cesspit just like I said a long time ago. You are so slimy and anaerobic it makes real people want to puke.

  40. Anonymous
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Pudlord > Warlord

  41. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    To another slimy sewer denizen maybe. All you idiots together couldn’t beat my ass by the way. A number of you have threatened me or attempted to incite violence against me. If you did try it that would give me license to defend myself so it would be a gift to me if you tried it; ass beating without consequences. Nope, just the lowest of the low around here: the fabled Internet Pussy. It’s a whole fuckin’ nest of ’em.

  42. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Who threatens someone on the internet they don’t know but who does know who they are? Smart?

  43. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I’m going to copy and paste all your comments and send them to your mom. Chip off the old block or a disgrace to your family’s name? What do you think, ma?

  44. Anonymous
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Did the Pudlord threaten the Warlord? I must have missed that, but then the Warlord sees and hears things that we do not.

    Either way, it would be an epic battle.

  45. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I’d say when you write that someone needs an ass beating it is the equivalent. That is a bitch ass lawyerly tactic to try to be like “I didn’t ‘technically’ threaten him…” One time a (crooked) former police chief threatened me in that oblique way of speaking so if it ever came down to it he could be like “I was just advising him on how NOT to get his head cracked. Just doin’ him a favor!”

  46. Anonymous
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Saying someone needs an ass beating is not the same as threatening to actually do the beating, particularly when rhyming.

    Relax, it will all be ok.

  47. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    So lame. So thoughtless. So slimy.

    Let’s play a game where we use similar expressions and see how they feel.

    She needs to be assaulted.
    She needs to murdered.
    She needs to be raped.
    She needs to raped and murdered.

    Then, follow up those expressions by saying “Relax, I didn’t say I was going to rape and murder you I just said you NEED to be raped and murdered. Don’t be so thin skinned.”

    Is the immorality of using words irresponsibly clearer to you now, you goofball? You really do need to learn how to see past your own nose, before offering more senseless commentary, Anonymous.

  48. Anonymous
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t write the rhyme.

    Do you think that the Warlord is in danger based on the Pudlord’s awesome rap skills?

    You guys talk a big talk but you are both hilariously fragile. EOS is much tougher.

  49. Anonymous
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    I would put money on Pudlord vs. Warlord, an epic meeting of the minds. If swords and hammers make people uncomfortable, we could always have a battle of the rhymes. It looks like Pudlord has already won.

    I can imagine that Warlord would sit and whimper in a corner about how he showed up to be nice and everyone was mean to him.

  50. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    You are defending the words and in the next breath distancing yourself from the words? You are so confused you don’t even see your confusion.

    Regarding fragility: Whether or not I feel threatened is not relevant. I see it more like reprimanding a child. If a kindergartner, who had no capacity to do harm to me, said “you need to be killed”, I would explain to the child why irresponsible use of words is not a good idea. I suppose, based on your “argument”, you think the adult should keep silent in order to display toughness or to hide their fragility?

    Everytime you comment you seem to reveal how unbelievably lost you are as a person. Sorry.

  51. Bob
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    “long lost but hymen” hahahaha!!

  52. Bob
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    t. Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

  53. Anonymous
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Dude, seriously, this is what you are going to be outraged about?

    This is funny as shit:

    “HW sure needs a ass beating
    For defending Trump’s racist tweeting
    They both crawl around in the mud
    But Warlord’s in the basement with his pud
    And he’s so flaccid he can’t be completing”

    Pudlord > Warlord

  54. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    You are not in a position to assess whether or not I feel outrage. If you think it is funny, clever and worthwhile expression due to its artistic-rhyme form, in your eyes, that is your business I suppose. May I ask: Was it funny to you when another (?) commenter said something similar in a non-rhyming form?

    My last question: You don’t listen to rap or read much poetry do you? I ask because rap is filled with brilliant battles and put downs and this is extremely corny and unsophisticated rhyming.

    I am not going to argue with you about what is funny or art to you but beyond knowing what is funny to you I don’t think you know much of anything. Much less do you have access to what somebody else’s state-of mind is over the Internet. Yet you seem to want to pretend to know that other people, behind the internet wall, feel, whether it is feeling threatened or feeling outrage or whatever…. Does any of that make sense to you?

  55. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    All the people who try to rag on me are (immature for their age) sixth graders. He was talking about his butt!!! Oh snap! LOL OMG!!! Dafuq?!!!

  56. Anonymous
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    FF, dude, lighten up. Are you this morose in real life?

    Pudlord > Warlord but Warlord does try to be funny from time to time, when he’s not whining about how mean people are to him.

  57. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    I wouldn’t call anything I said whining. You can’t go around trying to annoy people and then whine yourself when they respond. Waah he hit me back! Your little crew is getting all fucked up aren’t you? Nothing you have gotten behind during this Get Trump show has succeeded. You have got to be the biggest losers around. You hate my guts because I support the President but everything you seize on turns out to be an illusion.

  58. Anonymous
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t write the rhyme!

    I wish I could rhyme as well as the Pudlord.

  59. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous,

    Regarding “lighten up”: One of the more selfish reasons I visit this site is because I find so much of the failures of reasoning and poor self awareness on display here to be hilarious. It is like watching Mr. Bean pack up for his vacation.

    https://youtu.be/bEJ8V_Cnx6I

  60. Hyborian Pudlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Frosted Flakes, for goodness sakes
    Don’t be talking about his outrage

    He thinks my rhyme ain’t funny
    He thinks my rhyme ain’t clever
    But does he ever drop rhymes?
    No, this honky never

    Frosted knows rappers
    Flakes knows rockers
    He’s the albino MC in the 52″ Dockers

    Y’all don’t read much verse
    Or kick much rap
    You wouldn’t know sophisticated
    You pick the corny from your crap

    I don’t know what kinda drug he on
    He got his homepage on the Qanon

    He’s down with Drump
    Defending Warlord’s rump
    They Meetup in mom’s basement for the meatloaf and a pump

    An then they chillin
    Cold Zima on the futon, they ain’t illin

    They battle brilliant
    On fornite they killin it

    Don’t like it corny
    Midget porn makes em horny
    They regret the day that AOC was borny

    Now that’s my rhyme
    I’m outta time
    Next time maybe we can battle it in mime

    If you can keep up
    Too slow for my paces
    And like the Donald you’re both motherfucking racists

  61. EOS
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Baltimore has one of the highest crime rates in the nation and has rat problem. Every major city in the nation has crime problems and nearly all are poorly managed. All of these cities have serious problems and they are all run by Democrats and have been for as long as I can remember. No one is willing to admit that Democratic policies are ruining our cities. Keep calling him a racist, take comments out of context and misinterpret them. Racist, racist, racist, collusion, collusion, obstruction, obstruction…

    And the sheeple never stop and consider that their party is destroying our nation. They get all worked up emotionally to hate the president, and Antifa will riot in the streets and tear up the infrastructure with no repercussions. But who is working to make things better? Free college, free housing, free health care, guaranteed income – who will work to pay for these programs? Who is stupid enough to think free college for everyone will be beneficial for anyone? What type of naivity makes one think unlimited health care for all will sustain quality care for anyone? Is there anyone who believes Mark was being 100% truthful when he wrote this post?

  62. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    HP,

    I was wrong. You are a seriously good rapper. I was sold on how fresh your rhymes were when you started out with the line “for goodness sakes”. When I heard “for goodness sakes” I knew it was over for me….LOL…Fresh stuff.

    I do have a couple of major concerns. Now that I recognize you as a legit rapper maybe you could answer a few questions about your craft?

    Some of your poetry seems to dabble in imagery that might be interpreted be as coming from a homophobic point of view. For example you attempt to use of the term “Butt Hymen” in a humorous and perhaps degrading way. Does the potential for interpreting many of your lyrics as homophobic and gay shaming cause you any concern?

    Most of your poetry also might be interpreted as trying to make fun and shame people for allegedly being unable to be in a healthy relationship and have healthy employment. Almost all of your rap opponents are painted as lonely and impoverished, living in their mother’s basement and masturbating constantly. I am not questioning whether or not your patented “mom’s meatloaf motif” is overused–Hell no; I am also not questioning whether the lonely man in moms basement masturbating imagery is played out–no way; I am more wondering if you are concerned that you might be interpreted as being insensitive to possible causes of emotional and financial instability that might cause a person to live with their parent at an advanced age? Perhaps being insensitive to the possible causes that force many poor people to lead very lonely lives?

    A more serious question: Why did you choose to communicate through dedicated poetry drops and rap battles, on a political blog, which conventionally involves debate, of ideas rather than engage with the ideas. Ad Hominem attacks are still fallacious even when the made-up lines rhyme right?

  63. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    “Is there anyone who believes Mark was being 100% truthful when he wrote this post?”

    Mark has been a pure propagandist for awhile now. He is running with the next narrative because he has been misled to believe that he is fighting against evil. Twitter, MSNBC and CNN have successfully shut his brain off. He is now a servant to their narrative and their cause. He is way past the point of even being able to be truthful. He is an empty shell. Their vessel.

  64. Hyborian Pudlord
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    I don’t mean to be braggadocios
    but your grammar is straight up atrocious

  65. Donald Trump
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    TRUMP: “The African American people have been calling the White House. They have never been so happy as what a president has done.”

    https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1156205835049218048?s=20

  66. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    HP,

    I accept your criticism of my grammar. I will try to do better.

    What is the deal with your apparent homophobia? Why the apparent insensitivity to unemployed people? Why are you indirectly shaming lonely people? Rather than making up stuff up about people, in your attempt to cyber-bully, like a middle schooler; Wouldn’t it be better to just attack the actual ideas/arguments you disagree with?

  67. Maria Eugenia Huffman
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    Hey Mark Maynard, take down your offensive hooded pic. It’s a bad idea to post that. Maria Huffman

  68. Anonymous
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Pudlord strikes again.

    Pudlord 3
    Visiting team 0

  69. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    If you say it enough times it magically becomes true.

  70. Anonymous
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Look around at the younger people who live around you, and imagine yourself two decades from now. Those are the same people who you’ll have to depend on when you need some sort of help. Even if you don’t plan on making it that far yourself, they’re going to be the ones putting your box in the ground. It’s not a great idea to be pissing them off.

  71. Anonymous
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Pudlord 3
    Visting team -1

  72. Hyborian Pudlord
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Nobody is making fun of gay people or the homeless. We are all laughing at you FF. And Warlord and EOS. You are giant losers.

  73. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    You are unknowingly helping to prove my point, HP.

    You are trying to illustrate our status as losers, in a humorous way, not by defeating our truth claims/ arguments, but by painting a picture of us as lonely, unemployed, poor, addicted, possibly gay, overweight gamer/porn consumers.

    Your words only exist as a put-down and they only exists as humorous insofar as the image you are inventing exists within the context of an accepted homophobic, classist, fat-shaming, mental-illness shaming, addiction-shaming, and prudish worldview/context.

    I am suggesting that you have more in common with the close minded and regressive church lady from the town in footloose than you like to think. I am further suggesting you step back back from “the mic”, where you imagine yourself winning battles, and perhaps try to prove that we are losers by attacking our arguments.

  74. Hyborian Pudlord
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Frosted Flakes keeps talking in a circle
    He’s got more style than Steven Urkel
    I don’t really get the ref to Footloose
    Was that the flick where they killed Goose?
    I’d love to paint you a picture
    Something that wouldn’t make you bitcher
    I’m not sure what you mean by “regressive”
    But yo, my dick is hard for Flo from Progressive
    As for you and Warlord getting classist
    I just figure you know where each other’s ass is
    But there’s no shame in it anyway just lose the “probably” cuz you definitely gay

  75. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    What is the score now, Anonymous?

  76. Sad
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    It’s nice outside FF.

    Summer.

    Shouldn’t you be on vacation?

  77. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    It’s so interesting to be called a loser by a thirty year old dishwasher who couldn’t hack it in Ypsi working at the diner. I don’t think any straight man would have homoerotic fantasies about another man’s body parts and sexual activities like the pud.

  78. Hyborian Pudlord
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t been thirty since the nineties
    About a thousand if you’re counting Warlord heinies
    And I never washed a dish in Ypsi
    But I motherfucking got more rhymes than Nipsey
    I think you’ve confused me with another
    Better cry into your meatloaf with your mother
    So I guess I’ll just remain a mystery
    Like how a soft tubesock to you is ancient history

  79. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    You do think a lot of gay thoughts though, right?

  80. Sad
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Oh yeah.

    Mayor Pete is gay.

  81. Anonymous
    Posted July 31, 2019 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Pudlord 10
    Visiting team -1

    Pudlord’s rhymes just get better and better.

  82. Hyborian Pudlord
    Posted August 1, 2019 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Thanks to Anonymous
    For giving me mad clout
    My fanbase is blowing up
    Maybe we need to get the record out?

    My rhymes are popping
    Like garden fresh basil
    My flows more marvelous than the boobs on Mrs Maisel

    But like that old jam Hockus Pockus
    By the band Focus
    Let’s not forget that Warlord’s worse than a swarm of biblical locust

    And shout-out to Flakes and EOS
    They learning who’s the boss
    They got each other’s backsides like Rachel got Ross

    I hope all my references aren’t too obscure or too stock
    Like that sad fucker Warlord with his meatloaf and his sock

  83. Bob
    Posted August 1, 2019 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Tulsi is hardly the first one to question Harris regarding her record as a prosecutor. There is likely plenty more of it. Tulsi’s campaign video regarding the Mueller report is a truly desperate hail-mary. She likely knows she’s done but figured she’ll poison Kamala’s well in the way out. The real surprise last night was just how bumbling Harris was. You’d think she would be good at this.

  84. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 4, 2019 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2019/trump_support_up_this_week_among_black_voters?utm_campaign=RR08042019DN&utm_source=criticalmpact&utm_medium=email

  85. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 4, 2019 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Trump support up among African Americans amidst outrage over comments on Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district

  86. dogmatic dolt
    Posted August 4, 2019 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Trump asks Florida rally crowd: “How do you stop these people” from crossing the border?

    “Shoot them!” a rally attendee shouts out.

    Trump: “That’s only in the panhandle you can get away with that stuff. Only in the panhandle.”

    6:09 PM – May 8, 2019
    Trump asks Florida rally crowd: “How do you stop these people” from crossing the border?

    “Shoot them!” a rally attendee shouts out.

    Trump: “That’s only in the panhandle you can get away with that stuff. Only in the panhandle.”

    6:09 PM – May 8, 2019
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGT8Mlj2ThI

  87. Jean Henry
    Posted August 5, 2019 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Baltimore is a great city. Many great cities have high crime rates.
    Low crime rates is not a useful measure to determine a city’s greatness.

    The police in Baltimore are corrupt and Cummings is no saint. None of that excuses the illegal and inhumane treatment of mugrants, including children, at the border. There’s no correlation. Arguing about cummings and Baltimore, only serves to validate Trump’s comparison.

  88. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 6, 2019 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Baltimore under attack by racists

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGCfvWqaHnU

  89. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 8, 2019 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Crazy as hell

    https://twitter.com/MoniqueWorthy/status/1159207691908050944

  90. iRobert
    Posted October 17, 2019 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Elijah Cummings passed away. I wonder if Trump will tweet something stupid about that too.

  91. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted October 17, 2019 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    His tweet was nicer than Cummings deserves. What happened to the billions his district got? Wtf did they do with it? Sure didn’t clean up. It took volunteer white supremacists to begin to do that. Crying about fake Trump racism while treating the people of his district like trash and stealing their resources; that’s what I will remember Elijah Cummings for.

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