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Last night, two morons decided to attend the thee-ay-ter. It did not go well!

Conservative “activists” Laura Loomer and Jack Posobiec went to go see the production of Julius Caesar in New York City that is making all the waves because OH NO, JULIUS CAESAR LOOKS LIKE DONALD TRUMP AND HE GETS STABBED, which is definitely a call to assassinate Donald Trump. Or, rather, can be interpreted as such if you have zero familiarity with the play itself, or the fact that it’s also been staged with a dude who looks like Obama, or the fact that there are ALWAYS Shakespeare productions in which one of the characters is supposed to be representative of whoever is currently president.

In the middle of the production, Loomer got up on stage and started yelling stuff like “Stop the normalization of political violence against the right!” and “This is violence against Donald Trump!” — which led to her being hauled off stage and later arrested and charged with trespassing and then released.

Then, Posobiec stood up and started yelling “You’re all Goebbels!” and “You are all Nazis like Joseph Goebbels! You are inciting terrorists! The blood of Steve Scalise is on your hands!” A tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Damn all those Shakespearean actors who made it easy for a guy with a history of domestic violence to get a gun and hurt poor Steve Scalise! It’s kind of amazing that with all the pervasive right-wing violence in the country, and hate crimes on the rise, that these people have the gall to believe that violence against the Right, as supposedly encouraged by theater people, is a particularly pressing issue. It is not.

You know, there’s a quote from Julius Caesar that seems appropriate here. “What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.”

Loomer previously worked with James O’Keefe at Project Veritas during college, where she did super important things like try to convince people at at Miami Shores University to allow a club that supports ISIS, in order to prove that all the college liberals love ISIS. This is what she did at school instead of attending English classes in which she might have learned all about the play Julius Caesar, and how it does not in any way endorse political violence or assassination.

Another time, Loomer put a burqa on the Fearless girl statue in order to “expose” the hypocrisy of feminism and social justice.

Posobiec is known best for being just the kind of Alt Right Pizzagate troll that gets White House press passes these days. Most recently, Posobiec started a whole weird conspiracy theory claiming that James Comey had said Trump did nothing wrong during his hearing, due to having misinterpreted a thing Comey said. He is exhausting and terrible.

Both Loomer and Pobosiec work for The Rebel, a conservative media outlet that is also currently raising money for Loomer’s defense.

[New York Times]

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  • Ωbjectifier

    What say you, Bill?

    “Go, prick thy face, and over-red thy fear, Thou lily-liver’d boy.”

    • Vienna Woods

      I would love to see a Macbeth with a Trump-ish Macbeth. And Ivanka as Lady M.

  • TundraGrifter

    Laura Loomer – Proof you don’t have to have a dick to be one.

  • vivian

    Is there an address for The Rebel? I’d like to send them a deluxe,
    Costco-sized box of ticks…

  • mrFawkes
  • John Resistant Tovarich Smith
    • TJ Barke

      Stargoon would be a great band/stage name

  • DainBramage

    Here are some quotes from my Shakespeare insult mug for these goons:
    “O gull, o dolt, as ignorant as dirt.”
    “Poisonous bunch-back’d toad.”
    “Beetle-headed, flap-ear’d knave.”
    “A fusty nut with no kernel.”
    “Highly fed and lowly taught.”
    “All eyes and no sight.”

  • cmd resistor

    This must be what caused the frenzied Yapping we heard on fox this morning when passing by.

  • Picabo

    I could not read the article because I had to go immediately to comments (which are not allowed) when I saw that dress. Did I miss anything?

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Her Obamacare policy doesn’t cover vision.

    • Jon Sussex

      Don’t know, I was blinded by the t-zone.

  • memzilla Ω

    Why will none of you libtards use the phrase “Radical Theatre Majoric Terrorism?”

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Because I’m too busy sharpening my knife snark.

  • Marla

    America’s white trash at a theater? Probably the only culture they ever had in their shitty lives.

    • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

      They probably can’t understand the dialog and haven’t bothered to read the synopsis.

      • Marla

        Forget the synopsis. They think the playbill is the Communist Manifesto

  • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

    She just looks like an attention grabbing media whore. A legend in her own mind. He’s just a Milo Snuffleupagus wanna-be.

  • JMP

    Well it’s not lazy Shakespeare productions have been staging Julius Caesar with Caesar modeled after the current President of the United States forever or anything.

    • weejee

      It’s not like Shakespearean time lines have never been moved.

      • miss_grundy

        Yes, the fascist Richard III. This movie was terrific.

  • Shibusa

    I heard some conservative mouthpieces on POTUS/Satellite Radio hyperventilating about Trump/Julius Caesar thing just this morning. Just imagine, they whined, if somebody had done this while Obama was President! Thank God somebody in the studio pointed out that the very same show was done, with an Obama-like character, in 2012. They had NO idea, which is also disturbing.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      From just yesterday:

      “On the Overtime segment of HBO’s “Real Time,” MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance unloaded on Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow over an article on the website that was false and led to Nance and his family receiving death threats.”

      “I sort of have a bone to pick with you,” Nance asserted. “You’re at Breitbart, right? And you don’t do fake news, right? That’s what you’re asserting here? Yeah, you know there was this article about a 35-year counterterrorism expert who claimed that they wanted Trump Tower attacked that was written in Breitbart? I got thirty-one death threats from that – and that came from your website. Are you going to apologize to me? I’m sorry to say, I spent decades hunting terrorists. Yes, so that’s fake as hell.”

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/i-got-31-death-threats-because-of-your-website-maher-guest-blisters-breitbart-editor-for-publishing-fake-news/

      • JMP

        That still doesn’t make Maher any less of a giant bigoted shit who loves giving his fellow bigots a moutpiece and who HBO should have cancelled years ago though.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          no disagreement – but kinda missed the point, no?

  • Moebym Reborn

    Countless threats on the lives of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other Democratic/progressive politicians? Crickets.

    Actor who plays the character of Julius Caesar – who, as we all know, was an actual historical figure from about 2000 years ago who was assassinated on the Ides of March – in stage production of the Shakespearean play looks like Donald Trump? “POLITICAL VIOLENCE AGAINST THE RIGHT! VIOLENCE AGAINST TRUMP!”

    These people are tiresome.

    • H0mer0

      the professor who confronted Richard Spencer it the gym in Alexandria with the result of them ending his membership gets death threats and bounty posters with her face on them.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      It’s the violence inherent in the system. He was being oppressed.

  • William

    Idiots and Shakespeare. Why is this ringing the distant thud of a long broken bell? Oh yeah! Enjoy. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6496628f8adb49900307f87b46cb043b430a5d3dba6dc2dd4780ac6298426d27.jpg

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      “wee-wee’d up”? I missed that one

      • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

        Pee hooker reference, I assume.

      • William

        With the latest Trump tweets and Trumpisms we sometimes forget the wonderful words Sarah has freely given to us all. She also had “so many words”.

      • Shibusa

        It was Greek to me.

      • cmd resistor

        I think Obama said it once and it made me laugh.

      • mardam422

        You pay extra for that downtown. But Trump gets it for free in Russia.

    • miss_grundy

      Except that Shakespeare came up with better words. This cow talks like a three-year-old and has the same critical thinking skills.

      • William

        A little hard on three year olds aretcha’?

  • Bill D. Burger
  • weejee

    So we’re in dire straits?

    • William

      I am still dumbfounded by her talent. It makes my best efforts on my Martin D28 seem like a three year old pounding on a rock with a stick.

    • mardam422

      That is so cool. You may not believe it, but I’m crying here.

    • OddMan

      I had not heard of her or even of a gayageum. I had to look it up, traditional Korean stringed instrument with 12 or more strings. And she looks like she has a room full.
      Amazon has a 25 string gayageum made by a master for around $4000.
      Learn something new today, and I like her music, thanks.

    • SadDemInTex

      She is amazing!

  • WomanInThePersistence

    These are two very stupid people. And ignorant. Also, stunningly stupid. Have I mentioned that these people are stupid?

    • potrzebie

      You left out stupid.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Whoa, my bad. These are stupid people.

  • TJ Barke

    The cognitive dissonance is staggering.

  • JMP

    The comparison of Trump to Caesar however is completely unfair; Julius Caeasar was a brilliant man and one of the greatest military tacticians in history, not one of the most stupid people on planet Earth. He also cared about all the people of Rome, not just the rich, which lead to the whole civil war the conservative Optimares party forced him into, among his achievements was creating the public grain dole with Publius Clodius and preventing the poor from starving to death. He was a great man who deserves no comparison to the petty moron currently trying to destroy the United States.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Thank you. Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres. He wrote better and more useful books than Donnie Two-Scoops also too.

      • The Wanderer

        And didn’t write them with a ghost-writer.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Precisely.

          • The Wanderer

            Be fair, though, Tullius Cicero was no slouch either:
            Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? Quam diu etiam furor iste tuus nos eludet?

          • Anna Elizabeth

            That one I haven’t read. :)

          • The Wanderer

            “When, O Catiline, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us?”
            Cicero might have been writing about Trump.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Nice! :) I admit I need to read more of the classics. I just put a used copy of Caesar’s Commentaries in my cart, I’ve lost a lot of books over the years.

          • The Wanderer

            I’m reading The Scramble for Africa (again) for summer reading. I’ve got to take another stab at Crime and Punishment.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Excellent. I’m reading “Neptune’s Inferno” about the US Navy at Guadalcanal, then it’ll be “Thunder Run”, the 3rd Infantry Division’s attack on Baghdad.

          • The Wanderer

            (grumbles) Between work, housework, Wonkette, writing, and sleep, I barely get any time to read anymore.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I hear that. *shh* I read in the bathroom to find some time.

          • H0mer0

            Fyodor will only break your heart. He’s like Hemmingway but with less sex.

      • The Gallic War is a series of letters in extremely clear, simple language, which they had to be to explain to the inbred-deadheads of the Senate what was actually happening and why Caesar needed more funding. Their clarity and the fact that they were written for dumbs to understand is why they are still the basis of Latin teaching today.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Ahh, that’s really cool to learn, thank you. :)

    • A fellow classics nerd asks: I thought the corn dole predated Caesar? M. Porcius Cato always made a big deal about claiming his even though he was stupidly rich (and one of the biggest anti-Caesars).

      • JMP

        The subsidized gran dole law was started in 123 BC by Tibune Gaius Gracchus, which provided bread cheaper than market rates but not for free; the free dole law was created by the Triubune Publius Clodius in 58 with the support of Caesar.

      • Incoming Ham

        This is a total history nerd-out and I love it.

  • Shibusa

    Not that I loved Power less, but that I loved America more…
    said no Republican ever.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    William “Shakes” Peare, a teddy bear, confronts King Kong who wants to kill MacDuff, the police dog.

    Shakes got up and unsteadily walked back to stand between Kong and MacDuff again. Kong raised his fist but Shakes did not flinch.

    “Kong,” he said, “you are a King, strong and powerful. It is upon you to forgive MacDuff.”

    “He disrespected me,” Kong said. “I cannot forgive that. And I don’t want to. I want revenge.”

    Kong drew back his fist, ready to punch. He roared again.

    Shakes gently placed his hand over Kong’s fist and spoke softly:
    The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
    It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
    Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
    It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
    Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
    The throned monarch better than his crown;
    His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
    The attribute to awe and majesty,
    Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
    But mercy is above this sceptred sway,
    It is enthroned in the hearts of kings.

  • Arse Grammatica

    Shoulda stayed for the rest of the play. Supporters of GJC get the upper hand.

  • miss_grundy

    Did any of the real New Yorkers there kick either of their asses? Because I wish they had. Because the facacta play is not about Caesar’s assassination. It is more of what led up to it.

    • Jamoche

      Imagine their reaction if they’d made it to the “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him” line. Not praise Dear Leader? Heavens!

      • PubOption

        And also, a claim that Caesar made a grievous mistake.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Until the GOP filth can be removed ASAP (with votes of course), there is one line from Shakespeare that should be mounted over the front doors at the White House and the Republican chambers at the House and Senate.

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tFa2tJVVscQ/UmD4KDmP8dI/AAAAAAAAOwk/iMO_2cLYrdI/s1600/Hell+is+Empty.jpg

    • H0mer0

      I wuz thinking Dante: Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter!

  • jaspersdad

    I’m sure I read recently that Posobiec is no longer at Rebel. Pretty bad when Rebel thinks you’re too crazy for them.

    “Ezra Levant, founder of The Rebel, confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Posobiec was dropped from the outlet. Asked if he was fired over his coverage of Seth Rich, Levant replied, “No.””

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      wasn’t he the same guy making noise about the women only WOnder Woman screening in austin?

  • TJ Barke

    Another time, Loomer put a burqa on the Fearless girl statue in order to “expose” the hypocrisy of feminism and social justice.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3b15dcb89492e3410fdf732cbe4a9bec86eaaa14b9cefa80aa5f6e4ed95631ff.gif

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    Miami Shores University?

    I lived in Miami Beach for like 7 years, never heard of it.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      I think it is in Miami, Nebraska.

      • H0mer0

        not miami ohio?

    • Ωbjectifier

      Prolly this diploma mill: https://www.barry.edu/

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        ah, yeah, Barry I remember.

  • William
    • Ωbjectifier

      E tu?

      • H0mer0

        The salad dressing was ambitious, and it was a grievous fault, and grievously has it answered for it.
        (or sumpin like dat, too lazy to google it.)

        • Tishalicious

          Did the lettuce have a lean and hungry look?

          • Predisenting Ron

            I think that was the celery.

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        More like “ate, tu?”

    • Notreelyhelping

      What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    also currently raising money for Loomer’s defense.

    Oh god, she’s going to want to go to “trial” on a damn trespass charge. That should be fun.

  • Jamoche

    Dear lord, the header photo – holding a cigar like a 30’s Hollywood idea of a rich guy while wearing plastic sunglasses, bleached blonde draped over him, a Trump rally in the background… You really do learn everything you need to know about them from just that one shot.

  • Bill D. Burger

    “The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.” __ A bit of wisdom from The Bard that pegs Republicans, and especially their Dear Leader, perfectly.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Btw, let’s not make shout outs to the Scottish play. Maybe tomorrow.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Screw your Courage to the sticking place, and we’ll not fail.

    • Explody Brain

      Perhaps we shouldn’t endorse superstition while simultaneously bemoaning the lack of intelligence and education in our society…

      • Predisenting Ron

        I’ve trodden enough boards to know better than to denigrate such things. The theatre has its traditions. One violates them at one’s peril.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    For Republicans, “Shakespeare in the Park” demonstrates the dangers of public parks. And they have a secret plan to fix that.

    • H0mer0

      No public parks or selling them to drill for oil or both?

  • jesterpunk

    “That Shakespeare guy isnt even American and he should be arrested for threatening Trump”

  • Kiri the Unicorn
    • Wild Cat

      Wow. For some stupid reason, always thought that was from Guys and Dolls.

  • Wild Cat

    Cosplay nazis conserving values they don’t even have and never existed.
    What a fucking pathetic nation of imbeciles.

  • msanthropesmr

    Didn’t Shakespeare write teh inferno? Or was that Blue Suede Shoes?

    • grindstone

      Showgirls, I think, at least the book it was based on?

      • msanthropesmr

        No, that was John Dunne.

        • grindstone

          therefore never send to know for whom the girl poles; she poles for thee, if thou canst make it rain.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Oh God, “Showgirls.” The most unintentionally funny movie I have ever watched. Period.

        My sides were aching for weeks.

        It got a hooting ovation.

        • H0mer0

          no fapping ovation?

  • TJ Barke

    Hmm, why wouldn’t we resist the right? The right caused the worst war in human history.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      now, breathe deep before your read this take down of this stupid column: ” Fact – Adolf Hitler was a Socialist and on the left.”

      The website of radio station WSAU in Wausau, Wisconsin has this provocative headline: Fact – Adolf Hitler was a Socialist and on the left. The article was written by Ben Armstrong, about whom we know nothing. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

      https://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/hitler-racist-socialist-and-darwinist/

      • TJ Barke

        I’m a forum Veteran, dude. I’ve heard it all before.

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        I just addressed this above. Hitler was a fascist. Fascism is right-wing extremism. That’s the literal definition of the word.

        They can’t have discussions because they can’t even agree on a basic set of facts. It’s like trying to have a conversation with a bag of wet flour.

        • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

          D’ough!

          • Predisenting Ron

            I suppose that’s the yeast you could have said.

          • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

            Somebody kneaded to say it.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Think you I am no stronger than my sex,
    Being so fathered and so husbanded?

  • GreenGoldSharpie

    These idiots would be funny if they weren’t part of one of the most socially destructive movements in recent history. :-/

  • Bill D. Burger

    “That we but teach bloody instructions, which, being taught, return to plague their inventores.” Apparently Republican have never heard of MacBeth, or any other work by Shakespeare.
    They poured gasoline on a wood pile for years, so they don’t get to complain when the inevitable fire erupts. Just reference all the hate-filled rhetoric and tweets, from Trump, Trump supporters, the Trump Adminsitration, and the GOP -whose core supporters include the KKK, the NRA, and the NeoNazis.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I am old enough (way old enough) to remember Barbara Garson’s “MacBird.”

      At the time, no fan of LBJ, I thought it was a cheap shot and simplistic but AFIK, nobody waddled up on stage during a performance and threatened to kill anyone over it.

      The Trump/Caesar parallels are not that strong (for starters, Julius Caesar was smart and accomplished and didn’t claim a military exemption for a fictive bone spur.)

      But it’s a play in a park. It’s not supposed to be perfect. Siddown and shaddup.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    I think these people are stupid and miss the point of putting a play into modern costume.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Which is strange because of what Steve Bannon wrote his screenplay for.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    OT: The first sentence of this story shows how dumb big swaths of the U.S. are:

    Since Republicans took over Congress, Obamacare has become more popular. Surveys from the Kaiser Family Foundation show the number of Americans supporting it went from 38% a year ago to 49% today.

    But good news:
    “In business circles, states, and even the top levels of some insurers bringing some form of a single-payer healthcare system is beginning to gain traction.

    California’s legislature is considering a bill that would institute a single-payer system, and Nevada’s legislature just passed a bill to expand publicly funded Medicaid to all residents.”

    http://www.businessinsider.com/us-single-payer-debate-comparisons-to-canada-uk-germany-2017-6?hl=1&noRedirect=1

  • Anna Elizabeth

    When did America make such a Fetish of stupidity? I know Racism is the USA’s Original Sin, but I don’t recall thus lust for stupidity when I was growing up in the 80s.

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Largely when we ceded cultural space to the internet and the giant festering garbage heap of young men it spawned.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        That makes sense. Shit.

        • GreenGoldSharpie

          Like it or not, Gamergate was a symptom a lot of us didn’t notice.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            You’re right.

      • Boo Hoo

        I have to agree. It’s so ironic that the very thing that had the potential to make us all smarter has somehow collectively dumbed down humanity.

        @Anna… I think the stupidity existed in the 80s, but it was relegated to late night television and televangelists on obscure channels beyond channel 20.

        • GreenGoldSharpie

          Yup. The scary thing is a bunch of savvy internet folks have built an empire out of facebook shares and twitter trolling while using doxxing and death threats to silence other voices.

          They own the internet, unfortunately.

          • Natalie

            At least the comment section of FB.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          True. I remember some of that. Even my racist Dad valued learning and science, though. Not like today, where people seem to celebrate being pig-ignorant and proud of being wretchedly stupid.

        • Natalie

          Remember when the KkK tried to make a comeback. and got laughed at? All 7 of them in some tiny southern town.

      • OutOfOrbit

        Well that’s a little harsh.

        • GreenGoldSharpie

          Not really. I’m not ascribing it to all young men, but the garbage heap has spawned a group of largely young men who are functionally useless human beings on just about every level.

          • OutOfOrbit

            Being a misanthropic troglodyte, I have no way of knowing that, from personal experience.

    • jesterpunk

      There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

      Isaac Asimov “A Cult of Ignorance”, Newsweek, (21 January 1980)

    • The Green Bastard

      Reality TV certainly hasn’t helped.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        No, it has not.

      • OutOfOrbit

        I have heard that Reality TV isn’t really real–it’s all rigged.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          Wow! Really? You coulda knocked me over with a fender.

        • The Green Bastard

          No WAI!

          & rigged how? The Real World/Jersey Shore model just calls for copious amts of alcohol & a big dollop of middle-school bullshit manufactured drama. Stir in a few vapid assholes w no shame, bad-edit to taste et voila!

    • Thorn Spike

      It’s a fine American tradition. See the Know Nothing Party.

    • SadDemInTex

      Nope, we have always heralded ignorance and hated education and intelligence. Mark Twain wrote about it.

  • Le Covfefe Royal

    it does not in any way endorse political violence or assassination.

    By golly, you’re right. It says so right on page four of the Cliff notes.

  • “Oh, and by the way send us ALL THE MONIES FOR FREEEDOOMS!”

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      “Takers need a handout! Be sure to visit my gofundme!”

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    Such a cute couple. Couple’a what, I can’t tell you.

    I was a theatre person (notice my weird spelling? That tells you that I’m not lying). I’m also super non-violent. Sure, I had a slight nazi punching hay day for a few months, but that was less actual balled up fist punching and more actually screwing with skinheads enough to throw them off balance so my physically tougher friends could punch them better.

    One instance of violence from a person I maintain could not possibly have been a liberal at the time he brought guns to shoot human people with, does not a trend make. There are countless lists of violence committed by the political right against the political left and I am not about to recycle them here. We all know what they are.

    Concern trolls concerned about concerning.

    I will end with one thing that does need frequent repeating because, yes, even in Donnie Two-Scoops Times, words do have meanings. There is no such thing as leftist fascism. Fascism by definition is right-wing. I understand, they like using “nazi” because we stopped caring about being called “commies” back in the damned 60’s, but you can’t just go around changing the definition of words and expect me to go along with it. It’s as absurd as if I starting using the word Ranch to mean “political idea I think is violent”. It I called someone a “Rightwing Ranch!” nobody would know what the hell I was talking about.

    “So let it be With Caesar

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Well said, Jack.

    • SpideySenser

      So, which dressing do you prefer, Ranch or Caesar? Would you like that on the side?

      • Incoming Ham

        I’ll go with the Creamy Titus Andronicus.

  • Nockular cavity

    Both Loomer and Pobosiec work for The Rebel, a conservative media outlet that is also currently raising money for Loomer’s defense.

    Oh, good, we can send them Confederate Dollars.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Save your Confederate rubles, Joe S shall rise again.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      I’m sure they’d be happier with Krugerrands, nazi gold or “Indian scalps”.

      What creepy-assed people,

  • The Green Bastard

    Loomer needs a louder dress to distract from that face.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Or a louder plastic bag to distract from that face.

    • John Thorstensen

      We shouldn’t judge people on the basis of the faces they were given. Especially when they give us more substantive reasons to judge them.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    I’ll never understand how some people could be this dumb.

    • Shibusa

      It’s attention seeking: I want my 15 minutes of fame!

    • jesterpunk

      Because they have spent years calling anyone smart “liberal elites” and their dumbass base bought the line that education is “liberal indoctrination”

    • Jonny On Maui

      Republican controlled school boards…

      • Natalie

        The long game.

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Look up the video of the memelord getting choked out by an Oathkeeper.

      It’s called being “socially stunted.”

  • Bitter Scribe

    This is why I dislike heckling, no matter who does it or for what reason. Attention hecklers: PEOPLE DID NOT SHOW UP THERE TO LISTEN TO YOU. If you have something that urgent to say, get your own location and say it to whomever you can persuade to show up and listen to you.

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      The thing that gets me is this is pretty much what they accuse the left of always doing.

      • Natalie

        And the name of their game is projection. But those suffering from Dunning-Kruger syndrome won’t realize that.

    • jesterpunk

      But their frozen peaches.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      ugh, the same thing with people making a scene on airplanes, or anywhere for that matter.

      Muthafucker, the rest of us got places to be and things to do. Sort taht shit out somewhere out of the way.

      • SpideySenser

        IK, R? 7 billion people on this planet but THEIR’S is the ONLY agenda. Like the snowplow parents who are braggart shitheads that are mean to everybody else’s kids cause those other kids aren’t really somebody’s kids or even people, they’re in MY KID’s way!

    • The Green Bastard

      Assholes w shitty msgs need captive audiences.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      There’s no audience for their shit, so they have to hijack somebody else’s.

    • JAKvirginia

      ‘Cause it’s all about “me”, ’cause it’s all about “I”, ’cause it’s all about “Number One”, oh my me my….

      We used to say “Rent a hall!” Decent manners… where have you gone?

    • Natalie

      The crazies before them had all the good soap-boxes.

      • Bitter Scribe

        Yeah, those damn corrugated cartons just aren’t the same.

    • Notreelyhelping

      Bitchin’ soundtrack, though.

  • Nockular cavity

    That video: why should gerbils be so proud?

  • SayItWithWookies

    It’s funny that actual Nazis are comparing others to Goebbels as a negative. I wonder if anyone’s going to bring that up at the torchlight procession.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Fuck… you can blame Canada for this one.

    The Rebel is run by a silmy bigotted shithead (Erza Levant) who used to be an influential member of the Conservative Party (nee Reform Party) of Canada (our answer to the Teabagging GOPers.) He orchestrated many of the least effective protests in Canadian history. Anti-taxer, anti-muslin, anti-immigrant, global climate change denier are among his many descriptors.

    Ezra’s been sued and beaten in court for libel. Spends most of his time begging for money.

    Sorry, guys.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      You gave us Justin Trudeau to drool over. All is forgiven.

      • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

        But also too, Justin Bieber. So maybe most is forgiven, but not all.

        • Three Finger Salute

          The Book of Justin is like when Jesus abrogated the Old Testament with all the rock-throwing, slut-shaming stuff. The Old Justin doesn’t matter, especially since he’s got the stain of Harper on him. He can’t even remember the words to his own song, because they’re in Spanish and he didn’t even write it because he can’t read in any language. The New Justin is the one you’re supposed to follow.

    • The Green Bastard

      So sweet. So Canadian. We grow so many of our own, I’ll bet no one would have noticed if you hadn’t said anything. ;)

    • janecita

      You guys are terrible! Justin Beiber, Nicklebag, and now “The Rebel!” Will Canadian atrocities against the United States ever stop?

      • John Thorstensen

        Hey, doesn’t Neil Young make up for it? SCTV?

        • Notreelyhelping

          And everybody in The Band, except Levon Helm.

      • ahughes798

        Yeah…but they gave us Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, among other greats. No one’s perfect!

        • Natalie

          And my husband, and the Trudeaus. Justin the fair, more than makes up for Justin the dweeb, the (wanna be bad boy) music creature.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Vanilla Ice Hockey. Fuck Beeb the Dweeb.

        • janecita

          Way before my time, but sure, they are both good.

          • Bmaccnm

            Saying Neil Young and Joni Mitchell are before your time is like saying William Shakespeare was before your time. They are artists with unique vision, not popstars.

          • janecita

            But we don’t all have to like the same music, exactly the same way as not all of us like Shakespeare.

      • tomamitai

        Who takes the blame for Shatner, the Canadians or the Jewishes? ;)

        • janecita

          I like Shatner, he is funny!

        • SpideySenser

          Who t̶̲̅a̶̲̅k̶̲̅e̶̲̅s̶̲̅ claims the b̶̲̅l̶̲̅a̶̲̅m̶̲̅e̶̲̅ the honor for Shatner? FTFY.

      • William

        Don’t forget Ted Cruz. Personally I believe we should recall our Ambassador over that shit.

        • janecita

          Oh God, how did I forget about that abomination?

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        You forgot Loverboy

    • Vienna Woods

      Ezra couldn’t even keep Fox north or whatever they called it- Sun TV? On the air.
      And then there’s this.
      http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin-trudeau-gets-apology-from-sun-media-1.2781489
      I really hate this guy.

      • ManchuCandidate

        When Justin beat the shit out of the Tory goon/ex-senator/convict in the famous “charity” boxing match, the disappointment in that motherfucker’s voice made my day.

    • Three Finger Salute

      He’s a deranged kook who wants to be Bannon North by having one of his lackeys be campaign manager for Android Scheer. Won’t matter. His toxic brand is on the way out. I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point the CRAP coalition gets reduced to two seats in Parliament again like what happened to the old Progressive Conservatives at the tail end of the Mulroney-Campbell era.

  • The Wanderer

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
    – A better writer than I will ever be

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Well, somebody is going to the Special Hell for people who talk at the theater, that’s for damn sure.

    • Vienna Woods

      I miss Ron Glass.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        In a long career of delivering some very fun lines, that was one of the best ones. And what actor wouldn’t enjoy saying it?

        • Vienna Woods

          When my son first exposed me to Firefly, I couldn’t figure where I’d seen Shepherd Book before. Then I googled him, and of course discovered that he had been my very favorite guy on Barney Miller!

          • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

            My favourite line of his: “I’m a bad motor scooter.”

    • Incoming Ham

      AND UNWRAP HARD CANDY DURING THE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I am looking at you Blue Hair Matinees!!!!!!

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance

    This guy spotted Posobiec in the crowd and pointed him out to his son. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a1d9f3249ddc5de38eac303a276a490d6c29a0f01b5094ea7c142f6a59dc5ea4.jpg

  • John Frum

    My only love: I love to hate

    I too soon tweet, deny too late

    Many tweets! So SAD! I flail

    I show my balls to no avail

  • BoatOfVelociraptors

    Did they bring their cell phones to the theater?

  • Anna Rompage

    2% of polically driven violence is committed by the left wing, while 72% is committed by right wing idiots… The other 20% is committed by mostly crazy people with no significant attachments to the left or right…

    • Mehmeisterjr

      So, obviously, we need more guns. And silencers!

      • Jeff Ackerman

        Only guns for good guys though.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Silencers. Because wearing ear protection musses up my hair.

      • natoslug

        That’s just crazy. We obviously need to up our politically driven violence.

    • natoslug

      I feel confident we can get that 2% much higher if nothing is done really fucking soon about cops murdering people for DWB (or just being black) and the GOP is permitted to continue to gut the federal government.

  • janecita

    I hate to be superficial, but in order for these two fuckers to get any kind of attention, they need to do stunts like this one. They are both totally unfuckable,

    • The Wanderer

      This Fall!
      Coming to FOX!
      The Unfuckables!

    • H0mer0

      sorta like their pimple-popper former “boss” O’Queefe*

      *my apologies to pimple poppers and queefers

    • Notreelyhelping

      Nothing says “here I am” like wearing a dress with crosses over the boobs.

      • Old town Urbandale

        Not just crosses on the boobs, but upside-down pentagrams (devil worship!) and upside-down corporal stripes! (Uh, hanging Radar O’Reilly by his heels?) There’s gotta be some deeply coded RWNJ meaning behind that dress.

  • RNegron

    shouldn’t that be Laura Looner?

  • Jamoche

    It’s Stanford graduation weekend and I’m in one of the choirs – time to go help launch the next generation of Maddows. And fight all the parents for parking.

    • Steve Cole

      If only they were all Maddows, instead of mostly self entitled trust fund kids on their way to Google and FB. Good for them.

    • La forza del resistino

      fighting for parking in Stanford, CA is a Cardinal sin.

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        iswydt

      • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

        I can hardly “Bear” to fight you about this!

  • Paperless Tiger

    Stabby Show Shocks Snowflakes!

  • PubOption

    Wearing sunglasses indoors and smoking/waving a cigar, where have I seen that before?
    http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article5207075.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PAY-Jimmy-Savile.jpg

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    I’m sure they were mortified at the violence being incited at Trump rallies. Why is the left so violent and disruptive?

  • Carpe Vagenda

    I would have sworn until this year that Debbie Schlussel was the D-List Debbie Schlussel, but there are so many people competing for it now.

    • tomamitai

      I always thought that Debbie Schlussel was the D-List Anne Coulter? By the way, did someone else bring up Debbie Schlussel, or did you just feel like dropping her name here? I’m too lazy to scroll through all the comments, and Disqus won’t expand them all on one page so I can’t use CTRL-F to search them.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        No, it’s just that they’re apparently trying to make this Loomer person happen, and until I looked it up I thought she was the same person as Debbie Schlussel.

  • Notreelyhelping

    Audience member jumps up: Arghhhghh!!!!
    Actor thinks: You’re fucking up my lines.
    Director thinks: You’re fucking up my blocking.
    Stage manager thinks: You’re fucking up my cues.
    Playwright thinks: I don’t remember writing this part.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Shakespeare: THERE ARE STILL MORONS LIKE THIS IN THE 21ST CENTURY? JESUS!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Another time, Loomer put a burqa on the Fearless girl statue in order to “expose” the hypocrisy of feminism and social justice.

    What the fuck now?

    There is no such thing as an Islamic feminist

    Guess again, asshole

    • Three Finger Salute

      What about Queen Rania of Jordan?

  • Jgb979

    500 YEAR OLD PLAY SPOILERS ALERT ALERT:

    Julius Ceasar is not pro leader murder. Things go immediately terrible for the assassins, then they die, then their country dies. If anything it’s about why getting rid of a leader with violence instead of votes is a bad thing.

    Protesting………..kind of just shows you’re a big dummy who didn’t bother to even read the cliffs notes in high school

    • mancityRed6

      yeah, but you know how RWNJs are, they don’t care about anything past the climax.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      “The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in ours stars. But in ourselves, that we are underlings”

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      They are basically asshole, lazy, stupid 10th graders running into school “Nyah, nyah, you with your learning stuff! FUCK YOU!”

    • Three Finger Salute

      Trumpsters think it’s a play about the guy who invented salad.

  • John Frum

    Out, out, brief POTUS!
    Life’s but a growing scandal, a poor lawyer who struts and frets with typos
    And tweets some shit.
    It is a tale no idiot needs to be told
    how it ends,
    as both poem and movie.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Is this my cell phone which I see before me,
      The send button toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    I do not find these people amusing.

    • Scrofula

      They are briefly, before the rage-crying comes on.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      They were more amusing when they used to live in Bellevue.

  • Goober Garbles Goebbels!

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Imagine this scenario: a black woman jumps on the stage of a public production of “Othello” and shouts “Stop the normalization of police violence against black people!” followed by a black man standing up and shouting “The blood of Philando Castile is on your hands!” How many people would die in this alternative scenario?

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      AOT,K

  • Old town Urbandale

    Lighten up, RWNJs. It’s not like we’re inviting the First Family to a revival of “Our American Cousin.”

  • HorseChestnut

    Laura: that is TOO MUCH highlighter. Your face looks like the inside of an abalone shell. Dial it back.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    They probably held “affirmative action bake sales” in college too.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    Posobiec and Loomer are both outspoken supporters of Trump who have a
    history of making a splash on social media with disruptive protests and
    pranks, including against former first daughter Chelsea Clinton. (Sent one of her father’s accusers to troll the former first daughter during a book signing)

    Posobiec, who described himself as a member of the “new right,” (literal fucking nazi) once promulgated the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory by live-streaming a visit to the Washington restaurant Comet Ping Pong. He also was one of the organizers of the “DeploraBall” that celebrated Trump’s inauguration.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/06/17/pro-trump-protester-arrested-after-rushing-stage-at-controversial-julius-caesar-play-in-new-york/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_ae-caesar-1230pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

    I am going to go punch my pillow for a week now.

  • redarmyzombie

    “Both Loomer and Pobosiec work for The Rebel…”
    Who?

    • Three Finger Salute

      Canada’s version of Breitbart and Infowars. The guy who runs it is a real piece of work named Ezra Levant, who used to be the center of attention (barely) on a failed cable network described as Fox News North. Nobody likes Ezra but other oil-country rednecks in Alberta and frog memesters in Russia and the US, so he cheers on Trump because Trump is “alpha” and publishes disparaging hit pieces against everyone in the Trudeau family.

      The attention-seeking hacks who work for his pathetic YouTube channel/tabloid blog, namely Lauren Southern and Gavin McInnes, are of equally deplorable caliber. Posobiec used to work at Rebel but got fired for damage control purposes because he facilitated the distribution of the illegal Macron Leaks and Ezra needed to cover his ass.

  • La forza del resistino

    By Act 5, they were likely wondering how Brutus went on to found Brut cologne.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Still too fancy. More like they were wondering why he replaced Bluto in the later Popeye cartoons.

  • Red Bird Ω

    Hey, did you know America is full of white supremacists who will do and say anything to maintain their screwed up system?

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    Sure, you could have picketed at the entrance, but then you wouldn’t be a clickbait drama queen pussy, so there’s that.

  • Poly_Ester

    Non Sequitur! is the motto of the alt-right.

  • handyhippie65

    let me get this straight, a pair of conservative political agitators go to a time honored tradition, and cause a disruption. wait, aren’t “traditions” what the conservatives want to conserve? it’s almost like they don’t stand for anything.

  • 3FingerPete

    Little did Laura and Jack know how close they came to their own deaths that night!

    *cue dramatic organ music*

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obIl1dApxm4

  • lovelydestruction

    “Mr. Posobiec, a 33-year-old Navy veteran, was until recently the bureau chief for a right-wing website based in Canada called The Rebel. Its founder, Ezra Levant, said Mr. Posobiec was no longer employed there.

    “We wish him well,” Mr. Levant said, offering only that Mr. Posobiec’s promulgation of the Rich conspiracy had nothing to do with his departure.”
    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/10/us/politics/comey-fake-news-twitter-posobiec.html

    • Edith Prickly

      Ezra Levant is a dumpster fire of shameless right-wing hackery, so imagine how crazy Posobiec must be if Levant gave him the boot.

      • Three Finger Salute

        It was damage control. Posobiec got canned because French authorities started investigating the distribution of the Macron Leaks. It wasn’t only about Seth Rich. The fucker broke the law and Levant covered his ass.

        • Edith Prickly

          Quality people, all of them.

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      Fuck Ezra Levant. I went to college with that guy and he’s nothing but a right wing piece of shite.

      • Three Finger Salute

        He has a disturbing personal vendetta against the Trudeau family that borders on stalking. He once called Pierre a “slut,” accused Justin of an affair with a married woman who he gave a friendly peck on the cheek to congratulate her (it’s a French thing, duh), and his play-by-play of the now-memorable boxing match between Justin and Patrick Brazeau is filled with nothing but homophobic insults. “Shiny pony,” “Twinkletoes Trudeau,” and “you should rely on your ballet training” to avoid Brazeau’s punches. When Justin won that match, to everyone’s surprise, Ezra was nationally humiliated. Justin went to Sussex Drive (well, Rideau Cottage because 24 Sussex is in disrepair); Sun News went off the air, and Ezra went off the rails.

        After Justin was elected, Ezra and his cronies went into overdrive trying to tear him and his family down. He accused Sophie of being an uncaring mother (get in the kitchen, you harlot!) and the Liberals of “wasting tax money” on in-home childcare so that Sophie could continue her activist work. He fanned the flames of the Castrogate birtherism bullshit (which was especially painful for poor Justin as it brought his dead brother Michel back into the headlines), and the nontroversy over the Aga Khan. He accused Sacha (the surviving younger brother) of being a plant for Iran because he made a short documentary about Middle East power struggles for Press TV.

        He even went so far as to publish a hit piece against poor Margaret, insinuating that she came this close to having an affair with Trump — and that Trump turned her down, because he’s such an upstanding guy who wouldn’t have anything to do with a lady friend of the Rolling Stones. (More like Trump couldn’t get what he wanted, just like when he stalked Diana. Maggie herself said in an interview last year that Trump is dangerously unhinged.)

        Not to mention he’s another Alex Jones clone who claimed that the mosque shooting in Quebec was a “false flag” (Reichstag fire) perpetrated by a Muslim to gain “sympathy,” and facilitate the passage of the “Sharia law bill” M-103 (which was actually just a nonbinding motion to commission a study of Islamophobia in Canada — which is an increasing problem, due in large part to assholes like him). What a fuddle-duddle. A thousand Salmon Arm Salutes are not enough for him and the rest of Deplorebel Media.

        • Nasty Girl Brianna

          Yup. The Canadian version of Alex Jones. He wasn’t that bad in college, but he did lose the student union election to Naheed Nenshi who went on to become mayor of Calgary, while Levant had to give up his riding of Calgary SW to Harper. He’s had nothing but a string of failures and controversies his entire life because he’s nothing but a narcissistic moron who’s never achieved anything but scorn and derision.

          Even his short lived career as a Right Wing publisher was mired in controversy when he decided to publish the anti-Muslim cartoon that got those journalists shot up in France. He NEEDS controversy like a fish needs water. So it doesn’t surprise me that he’s all-in on the anti Trudeau bandwagon. Justin has more class in a single pubic hair than the entirety of Ezra Levant.

          Thanks for the update. I haven’t lived in Canada for almost 10 years so I don’t really know what’s going on these days.

          • Three Finger Salute

            I think the only Trudeau he hasn’t published a smear campaign against is the Doonesbury cartoonist. But for all I know, he’s probably got some tinfoil fanfic to run about him too.

  • btwbfdimho

    Here is the 4-hour opera version of G. Cesare by Handel, including Jihad guerrillas in Alexandria and all that Jazz.
    Cecilia Bartoli is Cleopatra, Queen of Denial.
    https://youtu.be/Nu9i5ExXazE

  • ken_kukec

    “No Goebbels, no Goebbels. You’re the Goebbels!”

  • btwbfdimho

    Trump is more like Caligula, who named his horse Incitatus a perpetual Senatore Romano.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b39a08da184ec3f00a1858d689d8b209169f999b7cc8cbe24d785854fe2cb21.jpg

    • 3FingerPete

      Hmm…we do need a Secretary of the Navy.

      • bookish

        Ivanka?

    • Reince Pubis

      Still more of a reward than Giuliani got.

    • hanadora444

      Judging from what we have now, Incitatus would be a great improvement.

      • Gregory Brown

        Even Incitatus’s ass would be an improvement.

    • I’d go with King Lear, especially after that sycophants cabinet meeting:

      “Which of you shall we say doth love us most?” (King Lear, Act 1, Scene 1)

      It didn’t turn out well for Lear or his kingdom….

      • Gregory Brown

        No, it didn’t. But he did come to the realization that “man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art.”

    • Keith Taylor

      Well, Trump sure is as abrasive, tactless and short-fused as Caligula, and may be just as depraved, but on the other hand I think Trump deserves the reputation he’s getting for being completely nuts, and it may be that Caligula (a nickname meaning “Little Army Boots”) did not. For instance, making his horse a member of the Senate was his dramatic way of saying, “You people call yourselves the Senate of Rome? You’re so stupid and incompetent that I could make my horse a Senator and he’d do a better job! In fact I will!”
      That other apparent bit of insanity he’s famous or infamous for, when he marched the legions to the Straits of Dover and then ordered them to gather pebbles and shells from the beach and march back again, didn’t really happen — or not that way. The legions, faced with crossing the sea to invade Britain, mutinied and wouldn’t do it. Caligula, disappointed, pretty much said, “You could have conquered a new province and gained eternal glory for your standards, but you chose not to and disobeyed me. All right! The only plunder you deserve to take back now is pebbles and seashells! Start picking them up, you worthless cowards!”
      Donald Trump, like Caligula, is pretty damn’ self-destructive and counter productive, but that rotten Roman Emperor at least had a bit of imagination in the way he insulted people. He was CREATIVE about it! Donald Trump, not so much.

  • I know a joke

    Yes we all know Shakespeare would never ever make cheap topical allusions in his plays.

  • Lyly Sirivong

    Well I hope for all their troubles, they’ll sell more tickets thanks to the publicity.

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      Its free so yeah.

  • Prolecat

    It’s shameful how some people wear their profound ignorance like a badge of honor.

    • hanadora444

      More and more of them all the time.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      It’s a weird streak in America’s DNA, going back to the asshole extremist know-nothing Puritans, and continuing through our agrarian past–a terrible suspicion of knowledge and careful thought and education. “The Real America” is always depicted as simple farmland or pious little New England villages, with fine, simple people of the land (You know…. morons.) “Plain speaking” is seen as a virtue.

      Other countries, despite having plenty of oafish assholes, actually seem to value learning and education–England, France, Finland, even Germany. I used to be in academia, and have a Ph.D. and was a college professor for a while. Here in the U.S. I was commonly understood to be some girl who maybe did some teaching, and most usually simply concealed the fact that I had anything past a B.A.–I mean, to this day, if it somehow comes out in conversation, the almost universal response is “What are ya, smart or something?” But when I was in Germany doing research, I became “Frau Professor Doktor” and was treated with amazing respect, and in Britain, people were deeply respectful. And you know the French and their tradition of contemptuous intellectualism–at least it’s educated!

      • Nasty Girl Brianna

        Germany respects academia so much they even elected a bona fide scientist to run their country. That’ll NEVER, EVER happen in the US of Morons.

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          Yes, exactly!

        • Three Finger Salute

          Canada elected a schoolteacher who loves science, both fictional and not :D

      • Fifth-and-a-Half Element

        Even the Pythons took it up a notch.

        https://youtu.be/vW3ti9mLnDg

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          I love that sketch! John Cleese as the earnest, articulate idiot.

      • The thing that kills me is that, being a Northeasterner, I always thought the American ideal was that even the average working stiff was educated, a reader. I sure as hell have been disabused of that notion, and I lay the blame for most of it on the religious right.

        The fact that a religious nutbag is Secretary of Education gives me the creeping horrors.

        • Gregory Brown

          Or, as Mark Twain would say, the fantods.

        • Natalie

          Same here, I’m from Maine originally. My parents had a second house in Florida and wintered there (for my fathers health). So from the age of nine, I attended two very different schools. The northern school placed an emphasis on education. You were expected to try your best, or the other kids would tease you for being stupid.
          In the Florida school, they were so far behind and moved at such a slow pace I was quickly bored. They lacked the expectations of achievement, and seemed to be merely filling time.

      • Of all the things to lay at the Puritans doorstep, the anti-intellectualism streak in America isn’t really one of them. Puritans were obsessed with (correct) reading and learning. They were barely off the boat before they were founding Harvard and Yale so their preachers could learn Hebrew and Greek properly. Even yucky girls were educated. They were almost literally bibliolators; everyone had to read, and understand, the Bible. But they believed in experts, though, too. Everyone had to read and understand the Bible, but it had to conform to what those Harvard and Yale and Cambridge and Oxford eggheads had decided was orthodoxy. That’s why everyone fought all the time, not through fisticuffs, but by that much deadlier duel form: the pamphlet!

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          I guess I was casting the net a little too wide. I do think the Puritans were religious nuts whose entire goal was to spread their, and only their, particular extremist religion. So the part of America that is about weird prudishness, repression and suspicion would be part of that. And I’d quibble slightly that education only to promote religion is part of an indoctrination against wider education. But I do see your point.

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            I think that the anti-intellectual streak in America comes from Britain, but not specifically from the Puritans.

          • Oh, Puritans TOTALLY deserve the blame for a lot of America’s ills, including the conviction that Our Way Is The Right Way, and we’ll kill any Native American, African, or anyone else who don’t accept it with open arms.

      • Gregory Brown

        What are ya, smart or somethin’? ;)

      • SprinklemagicResistancebuns
  • bluicebank

    Live theater and conservatives never mix well. First off, you have to sit down, shut the fuck up, and interpret the play to your desire. So that’s not going to happen with a knuckle-dragger.

    Wait, I want to see that play! “The Knuckle-Dragger & The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Off Broadway, natch.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Silly! You have to have cognition, too, and an understanding of allegory, parable, and the English language! On the other hand, “The Knuckle-Dragger and the World of Actual Intelligent Beings” could be a great animated movie.

    • Reince Pubis

      The entire Trump candidacy and Presidency is an avant garde production of Goethe’s Faust, the twist being you have to wait till the END to find out which character is Faust.

      • Spoiler: Every single one of them is Mephistopheles.

        • Reince Pubis

          I disagree – I think they’re probably all Faust.

          • Even Bannon? Where was he on Walpurgisnacht?

          • Reince Pubis

            Bannon thought he was the devil and that Trump was Faust – but I think he might just be Rosencrantz.

          • Gregory Brown

            Guildenstern begs to differ.

        • Keith Taylor

          I think you’re right. “I am he who eternally denies.”

  • SCK

    What a bunch of fucking idiots.

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      Trump supporters. Same thing.

    • NotConvinced

      Theaters are trying to appeal to white trash to increase ticket sales.

  • CatDog

    Friends, Americans, Countrypersons,
    Lend me your assholes (you seem to have plenty to spare).

    • Gregory Brown

      We have a veritable superfluity of assholes.

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    The only live theater the alt right has seen involves sex acts with donkeys.

    • mfp

      they get their theater recommends from johnny ola

  • Cucks, ‘Murcans, alt-right bros, follow my tweets!
    I come to bury Donald (with hearings) not to praise him.

  • Me not sure

    I pray to God thar those two don’t do sexy time and have babies together. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7f7394195041573df29e5cf5818dcbb3f936b18d537d06057bab3c6e193bc8a7.gif

  • Mysterious Masked Wrestler

    oh lawd, this is so pathetic. “Listen everyone, I have something stupid to say! It makes no sense to anyone with a functioning brain, but since I live in the right-wing Internet rabbithole I can say it with a straight face! STOP THE VIOLENCE, LEFTIES! LEFTIES ARE THE VIOLENT ONES! WE ARE CRAZY RACISTS BUT YOU ARE THE NAZIS!””…
    Get your ridiculous ass off the stage.

  • For a bunch of people who think that they are the defenders of Western Civilization, these righties sure don’t know shit about it.

    I’d love to shoot them out of the Western Canon.

  • Mysterious Masked Wrestler

    “GERRRRBELLS WOULD BE PROUD!… if he saw me today”-Jack Posobiec

    • CatDog

      Gerbils libelz!

      • Mysterious Masked Wrestler

        haha “gerbils would be proud! you’re all gerbils! you are nazi gerbils!”

  • DaveM

    These same people are the ones who rah rah supported Trump along with his message of hate and violence. Now they are worried that maybe some one not on their side took that message seriously. Oh shit, we can really get shot. Yeah pretty much. If one pushes people past a certain point you may get results that you had not bargained for.

  • NotALiar

    What sucks is that they think they are the winners in this. They will go back to the know nothings at the Rebel and be congradulated for trolling the “libtards.” They will never know or care that what they did had no impact on anyone. They are fodder. A tiny blurb in the news to make fun of. Maybe that doesn’t suck.

  • CatDog

    Now is the winter of our President
    inglorious bummer for this son of New York
    and all the tears that fell in Trump Tower
    in the deep bosom of Melania buried
    but if only his father had used a prophylactic sheath
    ‘stead of spawning this monster with such need for dominance
    alarming all with late night scary tweetings
    our several marches against his frightful measures
    this orange-skinned boor, this self-crippling cunt
    and now, as Mueller traces all the leads
    from Trump Tower to Russian adversaries
    in skyscrapers he still needs to blame her
    Hillary Clinton, though soon it will be time to scoot
    but he, so new to the sport of politics
    so quick to speak as if from ass
    he, who had alt-right dipshits amped for his travesty
    to strut and goosestep to some fascist blueprint
    he, whose hands be so tiny in proportion
    this cheating creature so dissembling in nature
    elected by minority and possibly by crime
    now foetal curled, tweeting things he just made up
    so lame and maybe actionable
    a dog’s fart by contrast would be more welcome
    (apologies to iambic pentameter and people who can read)

    • anon_the_great

      Awesome

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      “So quick to speak as if from ass” will be the title of my first novel.

  • fawkedifiknow

    Ancient history has an anti-Trump bias.

  • azeyote

    whose your snowflake

  • dshwa

    Inadvertently, she makes some of the points Shakespeare himself was trying to make with Caesar, the power of demagogues to manipulate individuals and crowds, and the power of false beliefs to manipulate politics.

    If I was the theater, I’d plant actors as protesters just to make this point.

    • If I was the actor, I would have paused the production and launched into a lecture on what the play is about. In as condescending a tone as I could muster.

      • Saxo the Grammarian

        Condescending or patronizing? It makes a difference!

  • Incoming Ham

    For realz I think Richard III would be a better analogue to Trump.

    Back O/T however, these two are just attention whores.

    • CatDog

      definitely.

      • Three Finger Salute

        “Out, damn spot!”

        …said Bannon, after getting so drunk that he pissed on the carpets.

        • CatDog

          “Untax me now” ???

    • Three Finger Salute

      More like Dick the Second.

      (Although even Nixon wasn’t this crazy.)

      • Incoming Ham

        Definitely a Dick.

      • LadyLaz

        Nixon was actually smart. So was Caesar. Trump? Lol. Nope.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      “A peewhore, a peewhore, my kingdom for a peewhore.”

  • For a guy whose last name is Probiotics, Jack has no culture.

  • Zyxomma

    I’m glad I wasn’t there.

  • NotConvinced

    Laura Loomer’s real name is BettyJo Bialoffsky. She is very smart too like JoeMoe Smegmasmear.

  • NotConvinced

    Joe was intellectually stating that he is not a culture snob.

  • NotConvinced

    Both Loomer and Pobosiec work for The
    Rebel, a conservative media outlet that is also currently raising money
    for Loomer’s defense.

    Next it’s off to the opera, libtards. Ha ha ha ha ha. Ooooo my stupid hurts.
    Seig and all that,
    Joe and teh Shnozz.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Fuck Ezra Levant with so many votes. That unhinged menace is pulling the levers of the con leader’s campaign in Canada in hopes of Harper Jr. becoming PM, because he has a rabid hatred of the entire Trudeau family and wants to be Bannon North. Anyone on Twitter, look up Sleeping Giants Canada for how you can to help out in their social media campaign pestering Breitbart North’s few remaining advertisers to pull out.

      This has been a PSA from a concerned citizen below the 49th.

  • ltmcdies

    you know you are a blithering idiot when this blithering idiot gets the best of yah..

    https://twitter.com/Wokieleaksalt/status/876172526904377344

    • phoenix00

      Nazi-on-Nazi violence. Beautiful.

  • Manhattan123

    They ought to raise money to buy Loomer some foundation. Girl has a shiny face.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      She’s already coated in foundation. What she needs are some rice paper sheets for dabbing the oil away.

    • CatDog

      shine-shaming :

  • Three Finger Salute

    How is Jackass Posobiec not in jail for meddling in the French elections? That fucker facilitated the distribution of the illegal Macron Leaks and only got fired by the prick Levant for damage control purposes. Ezra’s previous non-job was Sun News, which was nicknamed Fox News North. Deplorebel Media is Breitbart/Infowars North. I wouldn’t put anything past that swamp creature any more than I would his American counterpart Bannon. (Who is also being investigated for ties to the Kremlin, BTW.)

    Already, the Canadian intelligence services are cautioning about the prospect of foreign hackers potentially influencing the 2019 elections. If Levant wants a piece of this, because he’s foaming at the mouth to try and get close to the levers of power with another of his lackeys being campaign manager for Scheer, he’s going to land his ass behind bars before you can say “Nice hair though” — and Bannon will be his cellmate.

    Fuck Deplorebel Media and the war elephants they rode in on.

  • LadyLaz

    Gawd.

  • Keith Taylor

    We should not only ban productions of Julius Caesar. (Which clearly does not just encourage assassinating presidents, but also suicide.) We should ban Othello, which encourages black guys to marry white women and then murder them. We should then ban Romeo and Juliet, since it urges people who see it to brawl in the streets and disrespect the law. And what about that exchange between old Capulet (“She hath not seen the change of fourteen years”) and creepy Count Paris (“Younger than she are happy mothers made”)? Blatant approval of paedophilia.
    Cripes we should just ban all of them, all Shakespeare’s corrupt and corrupting plays! Look at Henry V, and how it idealizes war and foreign conquest and depicts the French as stupid, conceited braggarts who fold like concertinas in a fight … well, on second thought, wingnuts would love that and want to keep it, bad example. But in general we’ve tolerated Shakespeare too long!

    • Ants In My Eyes Johnson

      Don’t forget to ban A Midsummer Night’s Dream, too. Using magic to make a queen love a man with an ass’s head, with the cast frolicking with supernatural entities in the woods, goes against every American value.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Well now that you mention it, Melania could be in Titania’s Predicament.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      If they had actually gone to college they would know in Shakespeare’s plays the killing to seize power thing never works out for the killers.

    • phoenix00

      Wait what’s that called again? Totalitarianism? Fascism?….

      • VirginiaLady

        A ninth grader’s dream come true?

        • phoenix00

          Our ninth grader has some tenuous grasp of this totalitarian fascism idea. Stalin, Mao, Ceaucescu, Pol Pot, these were the masters.

          • VirginiaLady

            My college kid wants a Sputnik poster for her dorm room. I’m seeing a pattern amoung the youngs emerging.

    • Right-wingers are comfortable with paedophilia, as long as it’s done in churches, but not pizzeria basements.

      • Keith Taylor

        Comfortable with paedophilia that IS being done in churches, but outraged over paedophilia that is NOT being done in pizzeria basements which don’t even exist. Would that they’d google the list of sexual offenses committed by prominent Republicans in the real world. After that they might try to perceive how completely untrustworthy a sack of human garbage Alex Jones is. Okay, I’m dreaming. I know.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Conservatives really hate the arts (other than pro wrestling and reality TV), because creative people tend to have more brain power — and also more empathy — than they do. Nowhere is this more evident than in the fact that the #1 insult Posobiec’s former boss levels at Justin Trudeau is that he was a “drama teacher.” Besides the fact that 1) he only subbed for a year while the full-time drama teacher was on maternity leave, and 2) he says that like it’s a bad thing (cons hate teachers too — see DeVos, Betsy), the underlying homophobia in that comment is blatantly obvious. Ezra Levant is just bigly jealous that Justin would look far better in bloomers and tights than he could ever hope to on radio. “Good, good, let the hate flow through you…”

    • CatDog

      This may also explain the alleged liberal bias of universities, especially the Humanities, which tend to attract people motivated by something other than power or profit (warning: self-serving comment by Humanities Professor).

      • 451 Byrnes

        I loved your show! It promoted so many good concepts!
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54Afdxd6sUQ

        • CatDog

          I could give you a lecture on that :) (really, taught Animation History for 15 years). But yes, it implies a radical deconstruction of the phallogocentric law of the excluded middle, a subversive move embodied in the main character who is divided from himself simultaneously as his own nemesis and closest companion, Or something.

          • 451 Byrnes

            …I love you.

    • phoenix00

      I watch pro wrasslin’…. it’s my guilty pleasure.

    • Bee-Doo

      You forgot NASCAR: The art of the left turn.

  • Ants In My Eyes Johnson

    I get the feeling that none of the people who have been outraged by the casting of this production of Julius Caesar thought to read the play, or even the cliffs notes of the play, before planning their response. But these are the same people who see a play about how political power, violence, and the lust for power don’t mix, and say “this is calling for violence”, yet had no problem with people selling actual goddamn target sheets with Obama’s face on them, or dummies shaped like him for shooting, or all the times he was burnt or attacked in effigy, or all the violent rhetoric present in 8 years of political discussion from the Right, or…
    They are either not arguing in good faith, or they are the dumbest motherfuckers in all existence.

    Or both.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      AOT,K

  • phoenix00

    Assholes.

  • New York City?

    With all those minorities?

    How did they make it out alive?
    https://pics.filmaffinity.com/daktari_tv_series-199427028-mmed.jpg
    What do the drums say?

    • (((Aron)))

      BaddaBUMbaddaBUMbaddaBUMBUMBUM!

  • Can you imagine having to wait on this couple from hell? Julius Caesar should come back from the dead and stab them both-with votes of course.

  • Shoebutton

    Loomer and Ezra Levant schemed to lighten the Alt Rights wallets by setting up the funding site hours before this RWNJ went on stage.

    Ezra Levant is Canada’s very own Alex Jones: delusional and dangerous.He runs a white supremacists web site known as The Rebel.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c06f426693de31f7726d6f4904d9bd4296c706e4ed468de3cc6132db632bd287.jpg

    • ltmcdies

      I was hoping that POS would disappear along with FOX News North but no such luck, I guess.

      OTOH…Inaugural sized crowds are protesting Shakespeare

      https://twitter.com/ProducerMcD/status/876215655116230657

      • Shoebutton

        Ezra is the slimy sort who scurries back under his rock, only to pop out occasionally to spew a little venom.
        OO Ones of protesters..formidable, for sure. :)

      • “Pro-Trump Far Left Hates America”?

        So some far left people are Pro-Trump and as such they hate America.

        Do these people read their own signs?

        Even more funny is that I believe that partially obscured sign says the same. So they agreed it was what they wanted together?

      • Jukesgrrl

        WOW, almost as a big a crowd as this weekend’s NOM rally.

  • peteywheats

    Scalise is a racist son of a bitch who gave the keynote address for David Duke’s white supremacy club. No wonder the Alt-Reich is so moved by his semi-martyrdom.

    • (((Aron)))

      I had the opportunity to meet Scalise at an financial services industry conference. I turned it down, because slapping the Majority Whip backhand across the face would have been embarrassing for me.

      Though it would have felt SO good.

      • You would have gotten the beat down of a life time..that is probably the reason you didn’t do it.

        • Andrea Jacobsen

          It might possibly have been the end of a lifetime too.

  • Et tu, Covfefe?

  • Ilgattomorte

    One of the points in Julius Caesar is that violence doesn’t work and that radical violent action can only make democracy worse. Caesar himself is a flawed but tragic character, not necessarily the villain of the piece.

    It occurred to me that if you wanted a left wing take on the play you would cast Caesar as a woman in a pants suit. She, of course, would be killed by by Brutus, wearing a long red tie, and a group of Cossacks in furry hats. The casting of Anthony would be tricky. You would need to symbolize a current republican who’s known for putting country before party.

    Yep, I guess that’s where the analogy falls apart.

  • Tio_Doidinho

    There’s an audience account going around FB regarding Friday’s idiocy. What I guess was confusing is that there are actor plants in the audience jumping onstage throughout the show to interrupt things. So on Friday a real person jumps onstage and protests, they briefly stop the show and restart, then more actor plants interrupt the stage action, and the audience starts booing them. Doesn’t get much blurrier than that.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    https://twitter.com/RVAwonk/status/876205734199005184

    But they weren’t paid by George Soros, so it doesn’t count.

  • UnsaltedSinner
  • Stephen Dedalus

    I heard that tickets are now impossible to come by.

    • It was always really difficult to get tickets… like, line up at dawn, wait in shifts difficult.

  • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific
  • Jukesgrrl

    I could smell James O’Keefe even before I read the article.

  • John Walsh

    I heard he’s totally kinky and puts Goebbels up his butt

  • NotConvinced

    The cigar is the smartest thing in that picture.

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