Smooth Move.
The Talk.


  • September 15, 2015 at 12:17 am

    The (trademarked) Ego has Landed. Good title.

    Alternatively though, this one could be tagged,

    “Three things you’ll never see from the Donald”

    Respect for an opinion of anyone but himself.
    Soliciting advice from anyone but himself.
    Deference to anyone but himself.

    Great new nickname; The Donald Himself.

    • September 15, 2015 at 1:58 am

      When he’s making a bombastic campaign speech, no.

      When talking to someone one-on-one, yes.

      Everyone who knows him that I’ve heard talk about Trump says he’s considerate and humorously deprecates himself all the time. Heck, he wouldn’t have done that Fallon skit making fun of his own self image if he wasn’t.

      (I still don’t actually *like* the guy, but there’s Stage Presence and then there’s how someone acts in person.)

  • September 15, 2015 at 12:19 am

    That’s one small step for The Donald, one giant leap for Himself.

  • September 15, 2015 at 12:44 am


    Your daddy might be a lottta things sweet cheeks, but no fracking way do I buy that line of bullshit

  • September 15, 2015 at 1:33 am

    I’m thinking don Portago might just have a thought for The Donald to listen to.

  • September 15, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Don Portago! ~vs~ Carlos Slim!


  • September 15, 2015 at 3:50 am

    Sounds like some ganging up on the Donald himself. I have to point out the massive ego on some guy named Obama…and for no real good reason. Still can’t decide between;

    • September 15, 2015 at 8:15 am

      Who’s most likely to build the wall?

      • September 15, 2015 at 9:44 am

        I would go for TRUMP

      • September 15, 2015 at 10:31 pm

        the only thing Trump is going to build along the long-gone border c Mexico is a string of strip clubs and casinos. Using Mexican cheap labor. Then he’ll top-staff them with H1b’s. T’s a complete fraud, whose debt is owned by Wall Street. Fun to see him deconstructing the Republiscam party though

  • September 15, 2015 at 5:10 am
    Bill G

    The Ego is a title deserved by many inside the Beltway. The Donald is a duck who wears a sailor suit.

    • September 15, 2015 at 6:43 am

      Well at least this Donald remembers to wear his trousers in public…

      • September 15, 2015 at 6:54 am

        I believe that we all like The Duck. The Duck has provided many years of entertainment that has added to society.
        And, thank goodness for the small things.

  • September 15, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Read Cruz’s book. He is the real deal.

    • September 15, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      only if the “real deal” is married to Goldman-Sachs, publicly sold himself to a Kaballah of warmongering Wall St./Las Vegas Zionist billionaires, and was mentored at Harvard Law by half-bolshevik/half-zionist shyster Alan J. Dershowitz

  • September 15, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Donald me lad you need to first, humble yourself to GOD.
    Then second, seek counsel from those wiser than yourself.

    • September 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Redundant. And he is more likely to try to delegate than subordinate.

  • September 15, 2015 at 6:50 am

    I still say Trump / Cruz

    12 or 16 years of somewhat conservative guidance in the White House.

    12 if The Donald decides 4 years is enough. 16 if he goes for two. Then 16 if it’s 2 then 2 terms.

    Ego. At least there are real accomplishments and building unlike the narcissistic Manchurian creation that is usurping power now.

    Obama is all that is qwrong with affirmative action.

    The power has all been weilded for causes, not from real benefits to anyone that last.
    Nothing about Obama is meant to last except the destruction (transformation to some).
    Obama is the destroyer whose rubble upon which the Utopian communist world is supposed to be built.

    Real capitalism builds capital. It does not destroy it and have an orgasm of theft and distribution that ends any future profits (efficiency) that can be returned back into the community.
    Another book i should, but won’t, write. The concept of commies calling profits evil is flabergasting. In a free market system they represent additions to overal wealth. That is, of course, if they are not monopoly men like many early tycoons, and carlos Slim.
    Our revolution was fought against the crown which was a purveyor of monopoly men by way of exclusive patents to be the only people doing business in areas like the American colonies. Washington had to buy English products because the colonies were not allowed to produce them, under pain of legal punishment by the King’s men.
    Everything old is new again.
    Producers of real wealth have great power and add to society. If there is no production, then no one eats.

    Amazing how I can get all this from a representation of a fictitious meeting of men of some certain types of power.

    • September 15, 2015 at 9:50 am

      “I still say Trump / Cruz” Me too.

      • September 15, 2015 at 10:44 am

        Trump has recently said nice things about Cruz; don’t know if that means anything. But he also said if Ted attacks him tomorrow night as he expects everyone else to do, all bets are off. We’ll see if that affects Ted’s approach, and that might provide some insight into any potential alliance.

        Fiorina would likely do more for DT’s bid (female), but Cruz would be the better future prez, and besides there’s some apparent bad blood between Don and Carly. But he could go outside the current group and take Sarahcuda…it’s not like any of the rest would be bringing a big following with them anyway.

      • September 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm

        And considering this, he might want to try to get Ben to board the Trump Train, if both their numbers hold that would just about seal the deal for the nomination and might just carry the election; dims been playing the race card for years now, maybe time to use it against them, plus Carson might be quiet but he has solid views and might even learn to be a CEO in eight years.

      • September 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm
      • September 15, 2015 at 10:42 pm

        dream on, neo-conz. After 30 years of insourcing ethnic cheap labor that votes collectivist, Republiscam party will be electing no more Presidents. The Demoncrats already have a lock on 240+ of the 270 odd EC votes they need. To have even a chance of winning in the EC, your Republiscams have to carry Florida AND run the table across the rustbelt. Not going to happen

    • September 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm
      Delilah T

      Utopian communist world? Oh, please!

      Vlad Putin described communism as ‘a blind alley, far away from the mainstream of civilization’ in 1999.

      It isn’t communism that is really wanted. It’s the unspoken angst of becoming physically adult by the immature 30-year-olds who want to go home and live with Mommy and Daddy still waiting on them.

      It’s true. Think about it for a few seconds.

      The REAL world is a cruel, harsh place to live, and those fragile children in adult bodies don’t like it, ’cause it’s so MEAN! (Sniffle!) They just don’t want to grow up.

  • September 15, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Looking down the road if the Donald is elected POTUS I see the GOPe throwing the same hissy-fit that the Ds did in ’92. Trump will have a bi-partisan majority of professional politicians fighting his every Congressional request. Ironically in order to accomplish anything meaningful, POTUS Trump will have to resort to what we all despise Zero for doing – using executive orders.

    The real downside to this is that after a few presidential terms of ruling by EO, Congress will have been made inconsequential and we will have a de facto ‘king’.

    • September 15, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Now you know one of the two things that destroyed the Western Roman Empire. When the Emperor had to rule by fiat to “get around” the entrenched interests in the Senate.

      The other was a vast bureaucracy and the taxes needed to support it. When the Empire split in the 4th Century AD, the Western half was stuck with the majority of the bureaucracy, which it had to support on about 40% of the then-existing economic base.

      The bureaucracy “could not” be cut- largely because by that time, many posts in it were hereditary in fact if not in law. And control of it was the Senate’s main source of power.

      Tax rates were raised to support the bureaucracy. People had less money to support families, so the birth-rate fell. The next generation, tax rates went up again as the “uncuttable” bureaucracy had to be supported by an ever-shrinking population/ tax base.

      In less than four generations the Western empire collapsed, bankrupted by its own bloated “establishment”. Also, by that time the “legions” were no longer “Roman”, consisting mainly of Romanized Franks and Burgundians. Who were as likely to side with invaders like the Goths as try to fight them.

      Since the “people” had been so long forbidden arms, there wasn’t much resistance. Hence, the sack of Rome followed by the Dark Ages in Western Europe.

      Any resemblance between Europe in the 4th and 5th Centuries AD and the U.S. and Europe today is mainly coincidental, although Arnold Toynbee probably wouldn’t be surprised. Neither would H. Beam Piper, for that matter.

      As the old saying goes, history doesn’t necessarily repeat itself, but it often rhymes.

      clear ether


    • September 15, 2015 at 8:37 am

      For too many people, it’s ok to do what obama’s doing, as long as your guy is doing what you want…I still like Fiorina, Cruz, and Carson….Trump?….I just don’t know…if it comes down to him and any dim-o-crat, I’ll bite the bullet…haven’t voted for a dim since ’60….but that didn’t count….I was only 10 years old…

  • September 15, 2015 at 8:52 am
    rooftop voter

    I do find it somewhat humorous observing the demeanor of those who themselves call Trump egotistical………………

    Pot, meet Kettle?

    Carter was a very humble man……….. I seem to recall Reagan being called a huge egotist among other things…….

  • September 15, 2015 at 9:09 am

    “The Ego Has Landed?”

    …Sounds familiar.


  • September 15, 2015 at 9:49 am

    “I still say Trump / Cruz” Me too.

    • September 15, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      I’d rather have Trump/Carson. No establishment politicians in the Executive at all, and Cruz in the trenches of the Senate where he can do the most good. Fiorina has some good positions, but some of the things she says give me a vibe of “us”-versus-“them” sexist. I’d prefer not to have a bigot of some flavor in the white house again.

  • September 15, 2015 at 10:10 am
    B Woodman

    This will be interesting, to see The Donald (not Duck), silent in the presence of one greater than himself (Don P).

    PS – Is Don P the type whose ring I would want to kiss to swear fealty?

  • September 15, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I can see Trump as potus and Cruz as vp… wandering the halls of Congress with a baseball bat to keep things moving.

    • September 15, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      I can see each of the candidates in a cabinet position, Trump/Cruz as P/VP. All of them have a history that would suit them to those various cabinet positions, to include a few not running this race. I will allow you to think of which for what.

      • September 15, 2015 at 6:58 pm

        I very much, and for several years, want John R Bolton as Secretary of State. I think he’d swing a big axe inside the state department.

        I’d also like to see Ann Coulter as temporary White House Press Secretary. Why temporary? Because within two weeks the entire Washington press corp would have died of apoplexy.

  • September 15, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Who’s “Mr. P”?

    • September 15, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Don Portrago, Jan’s Papa, El Senor del Argentina, (in this comic at least) Diplomat to the US and owner of nearly all of the gold in South America or so we are led to believe.

      Oh and Husband to Kiko who just happens to be Samantha’s Mom, Zed’s MIL.

    • September 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      And why do we care? Is he at the DD on a diplomatic mission ?

  • September 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Oops Portago not Portrago …. silly fingers

  • September 15, 2015 at 10:11 pm
    Delilah T

    How do you know Trump isn’t just playing with you?

    Have you never watched cats go after a string?

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