Here’s the Deal

March 30, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Okay, so I have noticed all this hoopla over Trump’s manager supposedly shoving a female reporter and then Trump watching the videotape and saying that the woman was obviously dangerous.

Seriously.  He said that.

Donald Trump on Tuesday night offered America a new menace to be afraid of: a reporter with a pen.

Trump, speaking at a CNN town hall event, said former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields had been holding a pen when she approached him with a question earlier this month at an event in Florida.

“She had a pen in her hand, which Secret Service is not liking because they don’t know what it is, whether it’s a little bomb,” Trump said. “Michelle Fields, by the way, is not a baby.” (Fields is 28.)

Oh, that’s good to know.  Donald Trump is going to take out Isis if a reporter with a pen doesn’t frighten him enough to make him poop his pants first.

You might not agree with me about this, but I think women with pens should be allowed into the Republican National Convention no matter what the Secret Service says.

It’s like they say – the pen is mightier than the sword.  Donald is going to be shocked when he learns they don’t mean that literally.



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27 Comments to “Here’s the Deal”

  1. “pens should be allowed into the Republican National Convention”

    I like it! I can’t wait for “the media” to point out it this would show Republicans are even stronger supporters of the 1st Amendment than they are of the 2nd Amendment.

    After the convention shooting ranges slowly convert into writing ranges, with desks and pens. This week’s target practice, correct spelling:
    Constewtooshun, Constution, Constitution , bulls-eye!

  2. Do we need to collect signatures on a petition?

  3. I keep remembering this old saw about pens (that is, the word) and their might but it just won’t all come to me right now. Even that radical prophet Muhammad said something about the scholar’s ink and the martyr’s blood.

  4. Who said, “The pen is mightier than the sword” ?

  5. “Donald Trump on Tuesday night offered America a new menace to be afraid of: a reporter with a pen.”
    Well, in fairness to Trumpledoltskin, he should be afraid of reporters with pens.

  6. What’s more dangerous to Trump is a microphone or a camera that can record what he actually says. But then he dismisses any such evidence as lies anyway.

  7. e platypus onion says:

    You did,June. 🙂

    The pen is mightier than the sword’ was coined by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in for his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy, 1839:

  8. “I almost feel bad for Republicans… but not really. Jesus, you guys started out with seventeen candidates, and somehow you wound up with Mussolini and Joe McCarthy.”

    “Donald Trump wants to build a wall to keep out creepy foreigners. Ted Cruz is proof we need it.”

    — Bill Maher, March 2016 Video probably not Mama-safe:

  9. I highly recommend Penn of Penn and Teller to attend the R Convention in Cleveland as an observer/journalist type of whatever! Penn! Penn! Penn!

  10. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Rhea, that’s a great Bill Maher line! Especially the part about Loathsome Ted. Like his daddy, the Canadian-Cubano has a poor history of fighting for anything, except their crazy Dominionist end time whack-o-bird theocracy.

  11. I’ll be shocked if Drumpf learns anything, ever.

  12. Watching the infamous great tapes the D said he provided…it is obvious that the Secret Service folks were NOT treating her as a threat. The campaign manager was, but not the SS (or those that looked like SS).

  13. maryelle says:

    Drumpf also got around to saying that the reporter grabbed him.
    Of course, he’s thinking of suing. You have to wear pretty high boots to tramp through all that bull$h*t.

  14. BarbinDC says:

    Between this and his utter stupidity on “punishing” women who have abortions he’s already lost the vast majority of women voters. How low can he go? Ya know, cuz the womenfolk make up more than half of voters.

    I think his former campaign PR person has nailed it–he really doesn’t want to be President. He just wants attention and to fortify his “brand.”

    What if he has made his “brand” toxic?

    Still, that leaves the snacilbuper with Joe McCarthy redux.

  15. Marge Wood says:

    Pen is mightier than sword longterm but I druther face a pen than a sword if the sword carrier is Cruz or Trump.

  16. Barbin DC, you probably saw this:

    Polling has shown Trump sliding heavily among women in recent months; his favorability rating among women has dropped 10 percentage points since November, standing now at 23 percent, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll taken this month. His unfavorable number is at 75 percent among women.

    So if only 23% of women vote for him, how many male voters does he need to win…? 78%, about. That’s assuming the 23% doesn’t go lower.

  17. According to Wikipedia, the complete sentence from Bulwer-Lytton is:

    “Beneath the rule of men entirely great
    The pen is mightier than the sword.”

    Since Trump is far from being entirely great, the sword will be mightier than the pen in his administration.

  18. Could of been worse, as you folks in Texas well know. She could of been carrying a tampon.

  19. If you’re feeling creative and want to have some fun, jump in to the annual fiction opening sentence writing contest in the great tradition of “It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.” — Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

  20. If that wasn’t clear, it’s at

  21. ‘Cause I don’t wanna talk about Donald Drumpf tonight, and I really like pens, I’m going to continue in this line.

    Conceived to honor the memory of Victorian novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton and to encourage unpublished authors who do not have the time to actually write books, the contest challenges entrants to compose bad opening sentences to imaginary novels. Bulwer was selected as patron of the competition because he opened his novel “Paul Clifford” (1830) with the immortal words, “It was a dark and stormy night.” Lytton’s sentence actually parodied the line and went on to make a real sentence of it, but he originated the line “The pen is mightier than the sword,” and the expression “the great unwashed.”

  22. Fred Farklestone says:

    Here’s where Trump came up with that idea!

  23. e platypus onion says:

    Maybe delirious, senile old Pat couldn’t force his skanky kristian arse to say “boob?”

  24. Right wing radio had Pat Buchanan on and they were gushing about what character he showed standing up for his friend. Yes great character smear the victim and lie for the abuser. That takes some twisted thinking, but you have to be twisted to support the Don.

  25. treehugger says:

    The whole lot of them have a deep-seated fear of women, I’m pretty sure, and desperately wish we could all go back to the “good old days” when females were property. The legislation they keep proposing erodes little by little every bit of progress women have made in the last 150 years.

  26. slipstream says:

    They’ll take my pen away from me when they pry it from my cold, dead hand.

  27. e platypus onion says:

    Remember when Japan and Germany surrendered and everyone ran around signing documents with their guns? Wasn’t the constitution written with a musket?