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Trump make beardy Paul Ryan sad :(


Really, can we have a moratorium on the phrase “this is not who we are“…? Dunno about you, but my knee-jerk goes, “don’t tell ME who I am!”

But I don’t want to talk about that. I want to talk about Paul Ryan’s beard.

I like it.

I’ve long been an advocate of facial hair in politics.

See here. And, um, here. But not so much here.

Exit question: better not hurt Muslim feelings or they’ll go radical, is an awful lot like better have dinner on the table at six or you’ll get a fat lip. Isn’t it?


Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 8, 2015, 10:45 pm

Something I wrote at LEGAL INSURRECTION on a thread about Ryan coming out and saying, “this is not who we are”.

Gotta say it. I know I am going to get downvoted big time.

ONE of the markers watched for by counter-intel profilers when a Muslim undergoes an attack of Sudden Jihadi Syndrome is the sudden appearance of a beard. The Quran calls for males fighting Jihad to have beards. If you have seen the pictures of Syed Farook before he went to Saudi Arabia, and after he returned . . .

NOT repeat NOT saying that Ryan has turned Jihadi. But keep in mind that his political image has always been of a young, clean-cut, baby-faced politician.

For him to come out defending Islam and Islamic immigration after terror attacks by Muslims with the scruffy beard of a wanna-be Jihadi causes a certain amount of cognitive dissonance to anyone who is involved with or has studied the counter-Islamic Jihad war.

And it bespeaks a certain lack of situational awareness on behalf of the GOPe. [*shakes head ruefully*]

Let the downvoting begin.

Y’all may like beards, but timing is everything. 😉

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 8, 2015, 11:03 pm

He’ll never have a proper jihadi beard, which is a pubes-on-face affair. Genetics, I suppose.

I sadly suspect Ryan has converted to Beltway more than Islam.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: December 8, 2015, 11:33 pm

It makes him look dirty, which is apt.

Comment from AliceH
Time: December 9, 2015, 3:27 am

It’s bow hunting season in Wisconsin through Jan 3. I expect he’ll be clean shaven again by January 4.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 9, 2015, 3:47 am

Many years ago, my grandmother told me,
“A man who doesn’t shave every day is a bum.”

Comment from mojo
Time: December 9, 2015, 10:52 am

The Beard: AAAUGH! NO!

See the Carlin bit. Karl Marx had a beard. Castro has a beard.

No, no, no.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 9, 2015, 12:21 pm

Smart move taking citizenship. God help you if you hurt a muslim’s feelings and were banned from the country.

Comment from BJM
Time: December 9, 2015, 5:04 pm

Is it just me or does Hillary’s beard look more like Ewan McGregor’s than Jesus’?

Comment from mojo
Time: December 9, 2015, 9:49 pm

It’s the puppy-dog eyes, isn’t it?

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