Patterico's Pontifications

5/30/2017

Hot Topics

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:14 pm

Kathy Griffin.

USAA.

You have strong opinions. Voice them!

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

111 Responses to “Hot Topics”

  1. Menopause.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  2. USAA reminders me how even after california gave them fake drivers licences

    illegals still didn’t buy insurance

    they are a fiery people, quick to anger

    but not so quick to buy the car insurance

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  3. I had to look up Kathy Griffin. I’m sorry I did.

    USAA? United States Automobile Assosiciation?

    nk (dbc370)

  4. They advertise on maddow’ s show and her contempt for veterans is well known.

    narciso (d1f714)

  5. They’re the ones who sell insurance only to veterans? I ran across them when I switched insurance a couple of years back.

    So, that just means they’re dumb. To advertise on a show that none of their potential customers watch.

    nk (dbc370)

  6. It is their selling point on the ads mentioning when a veteran served and how long they jave been a policy holder.

    narciso (d1f714)

  7. @4 narciso

    I thought her haircut was a tribute to The Rangers.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  8. Hot Topic

    or Forever 21?

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  9. The SJ is strong even in the USAA ad campaign; their most repeated 2 commercials feature a PR native and a white lady/black man pairing (the Williams family). If your going to do Rican, do old school Nuyo- like this Navy Federal commercial: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tu5–7nNde4

    urbanleftbehind (847a06)

  10. 8. For the talent passing through, F21 of course.

    urbanleftbehind (847a06)

  11. I had to look up Kathy Griffin. I’m sorry I did.

    USAA? United States Automobile Assosiciation?

    I added handy links to the post so you can easily learn about the outrages of the day.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  12. Happy, I found nothing wrong with the natural flow and intent of State Rep. Rinaldi’s actions and reactions, except for when he by assertion intoned that Italian immigrants loved this country whereas Latino immigrants don’t. Not on Memorial Day in Texas and not when I can haul that clown to my original parish up in the “North” for this: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2002-05-27/news/0205270117_1_mural-memorial-day-world-war-ii-veteran

    urbanleftbehind (847a06)

  13. Ah, Hannity!

    I switched from Allstate to State Farm because Allstate priced itself out of my zip code. I could not possibly care less where they advertise.

    nk (dbc370)

  14. i did that thing again where i don’t watch the actual video

    brb

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  15. hrm Mr. leftbehind i can’t find any real details on the texas thing what would seem trustworthy

    i’m just struck by how trite the whole thing was

    latino immigrants very widely in their attitudes due to many different factore including level of acculturation, age, country of origin,

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  16. oops i think i accidentally hit enter

    so that should be *factors* and i would add…

    employment status, and language proficiency (which is related to but separate from acculturation i think)

    so yes if Mr. Rinaldi made generalizations about hispanics or latinos he was likely speaking thoughtlessly

    you know how italians are

    but i’d really like to hear the whole back and forth in context before coming to any conclusions

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  17. Wait a weak after some nut has assaulted Rinaldi, maybe then they’ll apologize.

    narciso (d1f714)

  18. Byron Allen needs to start a new show called Comics Unhinged.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  19. I used to confuse her with the other Kathy on news radio.

    narciso (d1f714)

  20. These links confirm the slogan, What a stupid time it is to be alive. And yet, the comments hot links generate!

    Dana (023079)

  21. Griffin has always given men a pause.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  22. That’s why the dinosaur thought before the comet. I don’t know what event will give us out rude awakening as September 11tb did for a brief moment

    narciso (d1f714)

  23. “There is a deep irony in the fact that Democrats are hysterically demanding investigations of President Trump and his campaign team, and in fact multiple investigations are now in progress, even though there is zero evidence that anyone associated with the president has done anything wrong. On the other hand, we now know for certain that the Obama administration weaponized the intelligence agencies in order to use them against political opponents, in a manner that is unprecedented, highly dangerous to our democracy, and criminal.

    This scandal, which dwarfs anything of which the Trump team is even suspected, has been exposed and lies largely in plain sight for all to see. Yet it has generally been greeted with yawns, if acknowledged at all, by politicians and commentators.”

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/05/the-scandal-hiding-in-plain-sight.php

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  24. 20, the News Radio ginger was a Costanza conquest a few months before that series launched.

    urbanleftbehind (847a06)

  25. 25) either that or the three any Fischer films were the diversion point into this alt verse.

    narciso (d1f714)

  26. A product called squatty potty has dropped Griffin ( I am. Not making this up)

    narciso (d1f714)

  27. nk@3

    LOL

    I could have written that post.

    ThOR (c9324e)

  28. Didn’t she used to co-host a morning show with Regis Philbin?

    ThOR (c9324e)

  29. No that Kathy Lee Gifford.

    narciso (d1f714)

  30. Dr. Krauthammer nailed it re Griffin: “Political pornography from a D-list comedienne trying to get attention, and she has succeeded.”

    Beldar (fa637a)

  31. Even Sen. Stuart Smalley (D-MN), the Giant Jerk of the Senate, is finding Griffin too toxic right now.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  32. Yep she’s entired the Bashir zone.

    narciso (d1f714)

  33. USAA had to be suicidal. Do they not know who their clients are? Fire whoever suggested they listen to Media Matters on any subject.

    NJRob (520017)

  34. Speaking as a retired insurance pro, USAA has been an outstanding company– continually well-managed. They blundered when they paid attention to the SJWs and canceled ads on Hannity. To their credit, they quickly recognized their error and undid the Hannity ad ban.

    David in Cal (2b55d5)

  35. mitch and his bandits in the senate are the kathy griffin’s of the republican party. Just waiting for them to hold his severed head up in victory. These ingrates can’t find a way to lower taxes or do anything they were elected to do. Republicans are a disaster and deserve being beaten in 2018.

    mg (31009b)

  36. Here’s a much hotter topic, one that’s making me laugh hysterically as I read and re-read it:Huma Abedin has invited Anthony Weiner back home:

    Anthony Weiner’s long-suffering wife filed for divorce earlier this month, the same day the disgraced ex-congressman pleaded guilty to sexting with a 15-year-old girl.

    But Abedin has since renewed the lease on their pricey Union Square duplex — and invited back home the man who has repeatedly heaped humiliation upon her, sources told The [New York] Post.

    ….

    “He was supposed to move,” the building source explained. “But they just signed for another year.”

    Another source said, “She still hasn’t served him with the divorce papers.”

    Weiner, who will have to register as a sex offender as part the plea deal with the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office, was spotted Tuesday at about 9 a.m. strolling out of the building with his and Abedin’s 5-year-old son.

    ….

    Brokers could not discuss the leasing arrangement because they signed a strict non-disclosure agreement. “We are really worried about this one,” a broker said. “This is a very sensitive rental.”

    Yeah, his cell in the Butner Federal Correctional Complex or wherever they send him is likely to be less sensitive. And his occupancy there is likely to be for a much longer term, too, if there’s anything remotely like justice in his sentencing.

    I have given up trying to diagnose what kind of madness possesses her. Him, I understand (and despise). If I were a New York State family judge with jurisdiction over the possession of that child, I would be following this sort of thing, through appropriate surrogates and professionals, very closely. And I surely wouldn’t be rubber-stamping, without independent scrutiny, whatever “joint” or “agreed” proposals for that child’s future were brought to me by her parents and their lawyers.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  37. It’s a cinch girl that you’ve gone too far

    Cause we know you ain’t funny anyway

    You can rely on your mailbox money

    You can rely on your mailbox money

    In the ditch girl cause you went too far

    In the end you ain’t funny anyway

    Saved money-it won’t get you too far

    Get you too far

    And you knew, didn’t you know

    That it’s bad to cut off our leader’s head

    So in debt, on the street

    But you can get a loan, if you sew it back on

    But you won’t sew it back on

    It’s a cinch girl that you’ve gone too far

    Cause we know you ain’t funny anyway

    You can’t rely on Rosanne Barr’s money

    You can’t rely on Whoopie Goldberg’s money

    In a pinch girl cause you’ve gone too far

    Cause we know you ain’t funny anyway

    Saved money won’t get you too far

    Get you too far

    Old and dry, out of the groove

    It’s hard to show pathos when your face don’t move

    And don’t you know a Trump can’t show love

    Cause you cut off his head, cause you’re a big slag

    For a photographer

    It’s a cinch girl

    You’re in a pinch girl

    A lead pipe cinch girl…

    Pinandpuller (6f2705)

  38. Whatever happened to advertisers selecting where to advertise based on how many people would see the ad? I don’t judge advertisers based on the programming, they are in the business of trying to get new customers. While some do it to support causes, most do not.

    USAA is a military affiliated insurance company, which is why their customers are mostly military veterans.

    Jeremy (91d265)

  39. million moms say every ad they don’t approve makes baby jesus cry

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  40. Speaking of babies,The Motherhunt, another fine A&E Nero Wolfe Mystery, based on one of the best of the books, has both a baby and Carrie Fisher in it.

    And you know that Carrie Fisher was a baby when Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. Connections.

    nk (dbc370)

  41. Beldar @40. My father would have said that it’s because Muslim women don’t leave their husbands.

    It’s also reflected in Muslim law. There is no provision for a woman to divorce her husband. If they agree to divorce, he has to “go to Reno” (figuratively speaking).

    nk (dbc370)

  42. I’d forgotten about that one.

    narciso (d1f714)

  43. i was gonna watch the other one last night but i started watching that movie directed by the guy what took the hot Trump decap pics with CNN Superstar Kathy Griffin

    i got halfway thru

    Wes Bentley i say this with love

    you just aren’t selling it

    otherwise it’s an odd amalgam of earnest amateurishness and a lot of very very generous maybe-it’s-maybelline treatment by the camera towards abigail breslin

    basically it’s hanna with the production values and sensibility of a CW pilot

    really long wind-up, i saved Act 2 for tonight

    promises lotsa grrrl power and several dollops of rote comeuppance for our ill-fated and cartoonish high school seniors by day serial killers by night

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  44. My daughter’s high school sent out an email on “13 Reasons Why”, offering to help us talk to our teenagers about it. By that time, my daughter had seen all of it (yeah, we’re permissive parents), and she told us that she thought that it was pretty much a stupid show and the dead protagonist was pretty much a dipsh!t. The entertainment industry is only as influential as its audience allows it to be.

    nk (dbc370)

  45. Well they got rid of wes in the first instalment of hunger games so what does that tell you, does he look slightly werewolfish like sommerhalder’s older bros

    narciso (d1f714)

  46. Carrie was the script doctor on among things lethal weapon 3

    narciso (d1f714)

  47. There’s a series on Netflix sort of like homeland, it’s about the Israeli plain clothes undercover unit, called fauda.

    narciso (d1f714)

  48. 41… great stuff PandP!!!

    Watch “Patriot” on Amazon, very amusing!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  49. added fauda to my list

    amazon signed me up for monthly prime just out of nowhere – apparently this happens a lot

    i’m still taking a break from that

    partly cause they started locking the vestibule door and deliveries have become problematic

    that’s so sketchy though

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  50. i think wes and the director think he’s delivering “intense” but when you phone in “intense” it just comes off as

    well, what we have here

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  51. I’m just saying get some silver bullets just to be sure.

    narciso (d1f714)

  52. I have Kindle Unlimited. It’s been a pretty good deal so far.

    nk (dbc370)

  53. The problem with weiner isn’t he’s a degenerate, but an enabler of the insecure transference of classified info.

    narciso (d1f714)

  54. So much for the influence of the inlaws.

    narciso (d1f714)

  55. ..but note how FluffHo shades the decision by putting the US in with the likes of one active and one heretofore passive terror state.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  56. The in-laws were just a prop to scare people away from a Zuck or Cuban candidacy; the ejection seat just got pressed rather early.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  57. Its like those alien ants from that tv show with Mary Elizabeth instead have taken over.

    A deal where the top two skydragon generators only have to do lip service, sign me up.

    narciso (d1f714)

  58. Recall the sharknado did not take out Cuban, out of professional courtesy

    narciso (d1f714)

  59. Environmental groups have little legal recourse given that the Obama administration bypassed the Senate to ratify the deal, arguing it did not constitute a treaty.

    Hoist on their own petard.

    kishnevi (aef29b)

  60. Yep they tupolev’d themselves, but dont put it past them to take it to the 9th circuit using the mindthoughts of prof hastings

    narciso (d1f714)

  61. The chevrons have been encoding nicely

    narciso (d1f714)

  62. If its Winstead your talking about, good call.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  63. I found your link interesting narciso, but what followed the article was also interesting :

    Since you’re here…

    … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading the Guardian than ever but far fewer are paying for it. And advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too.

    If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to pay for it, our future would be much more secure.

    Perhaps if they made an effort to achieve fairness their finances would improve. I am amused watching the self-immolation of FOX News. I am not so with the same of our Republic.

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  64. Was this finally the left’s “jump the shark” moment?

    crazy (d3b449)

  65. Even if it is, some GOPe would choose to be the king of hell and pick up the pieces.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  66. this didn’t go the way she hoped it would huh

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  67. On USAA, many many many many Democrats would commit financial suicide at the alter of their politics. And no doubt USAA decision maker = Democrat or RINO (wanna be Democrat)

    On Cathy Griffen, as I have said, it only ends when it ends real ugly. The Left will never stop. This is just a platform in the staircase to hell that the Left will pause, then justify what they did, and continue lurching ever more to the abyss. Mark it down. As son as the furor abates, they will find ways to justify and praise Cathy.

    On Russia Hoax, going to end badly for both Global Warming and Russia Hoax. But badly is Left ignores all the hysteria they created and the Right won’t be smart enough to rub their faces in it DAILY and twice on Sunday.

    Blah Blah (44eaa0)

  68. 74 – this didn’t go the way she hoped it would huh

    Even her apology was an unfunny joke. She starts with “Hey Everybody”, instead of the one guy she should be begging forgiveness from.

    It’s like she’s speaking to Hollywood and all the other Trump haters and saying she’s sorry she reinforced America’s view of the Left as clueless, bloodthirsty hatemongers with the Earth’s greatest capacity for double standards.

    harkin (eb0d8f)

  69. Fact she never apologized to the victim says all about her #fakeapology

    Blah Blah (44eaa0)

  70. that’s a very good point and i agree – it’s very telling Mr. harkin

    i want to feel sorry for her but then i think of what would’ve happened to someone who did the same thing with a severed food stamp head

    baby girl’s getting off really lightly here

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  71. It’s unfortunate that Griffin went in this political direction several years ago. I once thought her very, very funny.

    Colonel Haiku (0aee87)

  72. Kathy Griffin’s walkback reminds me of in Zoolander where it’s explained why male models make ideal assassins.

    Pinandpuller (981270)

  73. I don’t follow,

    narciso (d1f714)

  74. @52

    Too much time on my hands-zero monitization.

    Kudos from Colonel Haiku-Priceless.

    Pinandpuller (981270)

  75. @81 narciso

    The feel I was getting is she was following the photographer’s lead.

    Like when Pretty Baby is in production and you’re Brook Shield’s mom.

    Pinandpuller (981270)

  76. Dennis Miller went through this years ago when he started to talk conservatively. Same with Adam Carolla.

    To borrow from The Ace Man-she needed to build a Pirate Ship before she became unmoored-but now nobody wants her booty.

    Pinandpuller (981270)

  77. KG should watch Better Call Saul and start prepping for a Cinnabun manager’s life. In Iowa.

    Pinandpuller (981270)

  78. i don’t think i believe that barron thought it was for reals

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  79. When They Go Low

    We Cut Off Their Heads

    Pinandpuller (981270)

  80. republicans are mostly just inert lumps what don’t do much of anything outside of getting their corrupt piggy wives set up with lucrative do-nothing jobs like “secretary of transportation”

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  81. Her twitter feed is hilarious, people telling her to stay strong and resist the “war on art”, “war on women” etc.

    To CNN: if you’re worried about the twenty-odd people claiming they’ll boycott the New Years Eve show if the decision is not reversed, just bring in Andy Dick in a dress and a Ronald McDonald wig, they’ll never know the difference.

    Also saw this gem she tweeted a few days ago:

    “Women. Just women should run shit for awhile. We’ll be selectively inclusive, (ahem…), but u guys have done enough damage for now. Thx”

    She sure got right down to it as far as doing damage (to her career), hit the ground running even.

    harkin (eb0d8f)

  82. EDIT – oh cr*p I just realized I quoted Griffin’s profanity and immediately got thrown into moderation.

    Here it is with slight modification:

    Her twitter feed is hilarious, people telling her to stay strong and resist the “war on art”, “war on women” etc.

    To CNN: if you’re worried about the twenty-odd people claiming they’ll boycott the New Years Eve show if the decision is not reversed, just bring in Andy Dick in a dress and a Ronald McDonald wig, they’ll never know the difference.

    Also saw this gem she tweeted a few days ago:

    “Women. Just women should run s**t for awhile. We’ll be selectively inclusive, (ahem…), but u guys have done enough damage for now. Thx”

    She sure got right down to it as far as doing damage (to her career), hit the ground running even.

    harkin (eb0d8f)

  83. Harkin, you idea of NYE would be an opportune time for the ghost of Phil Hartman to smite that unfortunately named prick off the face of the earth.

    urbanleftbehind (a1b849)

  84. I miss Phil Hartman.

    felipe (023cc9)

  85. @91. His wife didn’t– not at that range.
    _____________

    CNN took a dump; flushed Griffin.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  86. hah Mr. DCSCA made a funny

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  87. ‘Covfefe’…. the Captain is slurring his tweets— a stroke of genius.

    “I think it’s some kind of a code.” – Col. ‘Jiggs’ Casey [Kirk Dougls] ‘Seven Days In May’ 1964

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  88. The real pussy in Seven Days In May was not Ele Holbrook but Jordan Lyman.

    They had to practically equip Gen Scott with fangs to make Lyman’s appeasement seem sympathetic.

    “Ah, it’s as simple as this: the President trusts Russia, and the American people don’t.”

    harkin (eb0d8f)

  89. the back story to ‘May’ is interesting, knebel thought the next conflict looking from 1963, wouldn’t be in southeast asia, but in the middle east, so the story is set around 1973-1974, after a sectional conflict where Mattoon and casey waged a long protracted conflict against soviet proxies,

    narciso (d1f714)

  90. lyman is the peace candidate, after that long war, played by Frederick march, who played Lincoln at one time, in the 90s. they made a sequel, name escapes, robards was the Lancaster figure, whitaker, Douglas’s successor, and Waterston was the commander in chief,

    narciso (d1f714)

  91. the film didn’t spell it out as clearly as the book, but general scott earned his stripes in iran,

    narciso (d1f714)

  92. German ambassador: If US withdraws from Paris agreement, China may become world leader

    germans are disgusting

    they can go do nato with their chineser friends i think

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  93. oddly this is a deal where Germany and the uk, are more obligated than china and india, how does that work exactly?

    narciso (d1f714)

  94. I’ve seen Fredric March play everyone from Willy Lyman and Jean Laffite to Christopher Columbus and Philip of Macedonia but I can’t recall ever seeing him as Lincoln. I’d sure love to see it because I certainly can’t imagine it.

    Was it on radio?

    harkin (eb0d8f)

  95. I may have mixed him up with Raymond massey,

    narciso (d1f714)

  96. 101
    Imdb.com lists nothing that suggests Lincoln.

    kishnevi (1b8c69)

  97. GREAT post on Kathy Griffin by John Podhoretz:

    Usually there’s a cycle in these controversies. First, the controversialist responds with obnoxious contempt to those who are shocked. Second, as the number of enraged Tweets begins to rise into the thousands, the contempt turns to anger as the controversialist believes she’s being defamed.

    Then, as it becomes clear to the controversialist that she crossed a line she shouldn’t have crossed, she says she is sorry if she offended anybody and deletes the offense from social media.

    Griffin didn’t go through these stages. No, in incredibly short order, she posted a video in which she looked even more terrified than the martyred ISIS hostages whose deaths she had just mocked so repulsively. In that video, she issued an apology whose abjectness belied its candor. She surrendered any pretense to being an “artist” making a statement and basically begged the world not to punish her for her misdeed.”

    Read the whole thing – epic.

    http://nypost.com/2017/05/31/in-her-bubble-kathy-griffin-thought-nothing-was-out-of-bounds-in-mocking-trump/

    harkin (eb0d8f)

  98. yes she entired the bashir zone, named for that yammering brit, that thought he had great leeway at msnbc, however, where is the tmz’s responsibility for airing it, and tyler shield for the photo shoot,

    narciso (d1f714)

  99. In her apology, any “abjectness” or “terror” was solely at the thought of the financial consequences of her miscalculation. There was no repentance, and there was no apology to the POTUS or his family. Her apology counts for less than nothing, it’s just another damned publicity stunt. I suppose it’s useful to separate the gullible from the non-.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  100. 106 – can’t really blame TMZ for providing an assist to Tranny Bonaduce in her effort at self-immolation, I mean they have a long history of reporting celebrity train wrecks, be they A-list or F-list.

    The photographer on the other hand is such a nobody that he makes Griffin seem like an actual somebody; he’ll probably escape everything, even becoming the answer to a trivia question.

    harkin (299d24)

  101. no there should be a sanction on all who were a party to this,

    narciso (d1f714)

  102. @108- On the other hand, Nabisco, it might have worked if she’d been dressed as:

    [ ] Heidi

    [ ] Ted

    [ ] Ivana

    [ ] Marla

    [ ] Hillary

    [ ] Tony Perkins

    [X] All of the above

    DCSCA (797bc0)


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