One Straw or Two?

Trump is not your average Republican. He uses judo on his adversaries. He gets them fighting against themselves. He reminds me of Phyllis Schlafly. She would talk at a Women’s Liberation event and start off with “I want to thank my husband for allowing me to come here tonight.” and heads would explode. In getting back to Trump, his campaign sold plastic straws and raised millions. This gave the campaign press coverage and caused the other side to froth at the mouth. Could you imagine serving a cold drink to your liberal friend with one or two of these in the glass?

When it came to this type of fighting where was Mitt Romney or the Bushes?

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17 thoughts on “One Straw or Two?”

  1. Romney was in the bushes….

    i’m really puzzled by the plastic straw debates.  I mean, paper straws do work. Everybody used ‘em for years, faute  de mieux.  If they get soggy, you just take a new one. Right?  BFD!

    id like to see a “straw poll” gauging how much people really care about this “straw man”issue.

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  2. Hypatia:
    Romney was in the bushes….

    i’m really puzzled by the plastic straw debates.  I mean, paper straws do work. Everybody used ‘em for years, faute  de mieux.  If they get soggy, you just take a new one. Right?  BFD!

    id like to see a “straw poll” gauging how much people really care about this “straw man”issue.

    Are you saying the “straw” issue sucks, Hyp?

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  3. 10 Cents:

    Hypatia:
    Romney was in the bushes….

    i’m really puzzled by the plastic straw debates.  I mean, paper straws do work. Everybody used ‘em for years, faute  de mieux.  If they get soggy, you just take a new one. Right?  BFD!

    id like to see a “straw poll” gauging how much people really care about this “straw man”issue.

    Are you saying the “straw” issue sucks, Hyp?

    OMG, Soxy, you are incorrigible!  I’m known in my circles for this kinda thing, but…I bow to The Master!

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  4. Hypatia:

    10 Cents:

    Hypatia:
    Romney was in the bushes….

    i’m really puzzled by the plastic straw debates.  I mean, paper straws do work. Everybody used ‘em for years, faute  de mieux.  If they get soggy, you just take a new one. Right?  BFD!

    id like to see a “straw poll” gauging how much people really care about this “straw man”issue.

    Are you saying the “straw” issue sucks, Hyp?

    OMG, Soxy, you are incorrigible!  I’m known in my circles for this kinda thing, but…I bow to The Master!

    Was your family like this? Mine was.

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  5. You two should team up and put together a repartee act and as you are both multi-lingual, think of the international possibilities!

    I could be your agent.

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  6. I laughed when I first saw Trump straws.

    The Climate Hysterics went to war against plastic straws because they are common litter and they are not recyclable.

    But Trump straws say that they are recyclable.   Evidently a higher grade of plastic is used because of the printing.

    As a fundraiser it is surprisingly successful, and fun.   Hilarity ensues.

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  7. EThompson:
    You two should team up and put together a repartee act and as you are both multi-lingual, think of the international possibilities!

    I could be your agent.

    I don’t know…my fave interlingual pun was to refer to strawberry-filled crèpes as “a nice turn of fraise”,   But the French friends I tried it on didn’t crack a smile…

    Nabokov was a master of this, punning  between Russian and English.

    It’s  a tribute to how excellent 10Cents’  English is, that he can do it so aptly and prolifically!

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  8. 10 Cents:
    When it came to this type of fighting where was Mitt Romney or the Bushes?

    I  think they were basically decent guys who didn’t understand that the rules of politics changed.  Trump gets it, and he’s a New Yorker with toughness and tenacity who is strong enough to fight.

    Please don’t tell anyone, but in my first job I worked with a lot of New Yorkers and really admired how they could kick ass and get things done.  Even if  they didn’t understand picante sauce!

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  9. Damocles:
    Please don’t tell anyone, but in my first job I worked with a lot of New Yorkers and really admired how they could kick ass and get things done.

    Truer words have never been spoken. I don’t miss the subway or the exorbitant taxes or spending thousands of dollars to rent an 800 sq foot apartment, but I do miss my co-workers and my girlfriends. I will never know a smarter, savvier group of people.

    I always declared after 9/11 that the jihadists were truly ignorant to attack NYC if they wanted to achieve some form of crazy submission. Not. gonna. happen. there.

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  10. TKC 1101:

    10 Cents:
    Are you known as THC there?

    All the fun left marijuana when it became legal…..

    Well, at least you can feel transgressive with your straws. Is a Trump Goods Store a modern equivalent of a Bong Shop, TKC?

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  11. TheReticulator:

    Hypatia:
    Nabokov was a master of this, punning  between Russian and English.

    In which Nabakov work have you seen this? (I have not read any of his work yet, in any language.)

    I’ve read so much of his it’s hard to remember.   Maybe start with Ada….

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