(De)motivational posters on election day

by Grania

Rather than patronise everyone here by encouraging everyone in the US to vote, here’s a few carefully curated demotivatonal posters and tweets. Please add your own  if you have any good ones.

 

This one may be hard to achieve.

Out of the mouths of babes

A horror story from Rick Wilson

How to win hearts and minds

Don’t try to impress people with facts on Twitter (for the record, Docm77 is a German Youtuber)

 

 

36 Comments

  1. Ken Kukec
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Wow. To paraphrase ol’ J-P Sartre, “L’enfer, c’est les Trumpettes.”

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted November 6, 2018 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

      Is that guy in the cricket jersey/trousers in the portrait supposed to be Trump?

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted November 6, 2018 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

        One and the same, I’m afraid. Looks like it coulda been done by the same guy who did the portrait of Ben Carson and Jesus. 🙂

        • Heather Hastie
          Posted November 7, 2018 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

          Does Trump even know how to play cricket, and do those women know he’s wearing cricket whites? The style does look kinda like the Ben Carson one!

  2. Jon Mummaw
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Democrats may find a way to screw it up.

    • Taz
      Posted November 6, 2018 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

      I’ve gotten a ton of robocalls in the past week, almost all Republican/Conservative. It’s not unusual were I live, but it always scares me a bit.

      Most of them sound like SNL skits – I can’t believe anyone takes them seriously.

  3. Posted November 6, 2018 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    On the Trumpettes: Some of them might even be good people. Ok, probably not.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted November 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

      Just imagine being stuck in that room with No Exit.

  4. Posted November 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    • W.T. Effingham
      Posted November 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

      Ich bin ein Springfielder.

  5. Blue
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    My having voted early and speakin’ of others’
    incivilities this specific day today, I am
    d e e e e p this one within the severest
    throe of … … inventorying 119 pieces of
    ≥ $5k equipment under my Department’s accountability
    and apropos onto anyone’s taking inventory
    in re this very .electing. day and
    its purpose thus from our darling and
    late Ms Parker:
    http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/128166-inventory-four-be-the-things-i-am-wiser-to-know

    “ Inventory ”

    “Four be the things I am wiser to know:
    Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.

    Four be the things I’d been better without:
    Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.

    Three be the things I shall never attain:
    Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.

    Three be the things I shall have till I die:
    Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.”

    Were I her I ‘ld’ve changed one word within
    its last line to another thusly:

    “Laughter and justice and a sock in the eye.”

    Justice: Now and Always within … … .my. inventory.

    Blue

  6. Posted November 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Trump hasn’t done a thing to shift the economy — well except raise the debt slope:

    • Posted November 6, 2018 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

      Job creation?: Steady state since 2010:

    • Posted November 6, 2018 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

      Trump has kicked up the slope on this one though:

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted November 6, 2018 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

        Thanks, jblilie. You always provide the best statistical-BS-debunking charts.

  7. Caldwell
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    facts on Twitter

    What?!? What is a “fact on twitter”? I’ve never heard of such a thing.

    Google says:

    No results found for
    site:bls.gov “total private sector employment” [label of the supposed unreferenced “fact” chart] “2015” “2016” “2017”.

    Also: twitter.com/DPRK_News is a parody site; I was fooled by it once.

  8. Posted November 6, 2018 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    OMG, we are still electing idiots. Looks like Republicans will keep House and Senate. It’s 2016 all over again.

    • Posted November 6, 2018 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

      At 7:22 Pacific CNN is saying that Dems are on track to take the House by a good margin. They may lose seats in the Senate but that was a long shot anyway.

      • Posted November 6, 2018 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

        Phew. Not as bad as it looked earlier, but still not as good as I hoped.

        • Taz
          Posted November 6, 2018 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

          So does the NYT. They have the Dems chances of taking the house at >95%

        • rickflick
          Posted November 6, 2018 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

          Well, the House is being called for the Dems. That’s a relief.

          • Posted November 6, 2018 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

            Yeah, but those extra Republican senators takes the glow off.

            • rickflick
              Posted November 6, 2018 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

              Maybe a little. But the house is huge. It means there’s a way to fight back. The House has supena power. They should be able to force testimony of Trump’s cronies and control the agenda. Remember Trump’s tax returns? They could be made public within months.

              • rickflick
                Posted November 6, 2018 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

                I think it’s spelled, subpoena.

  9. Posted November 6, 2018 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    It’s always a nice surprise when Doc gets featured

    -Ryan

  10. rickflick
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    I’m so looking forward to watching House committee hearings on White house corruption for the next 4 years.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted November 7, 2018 at 7:36 am | Permalink

      I’m hoping, by that, you mean for at least two years after the current White House occupant is out of office. 🙂

      • rickflick
        Posted November 7, 2018 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

        Yes I meant to say 2 years. But, at this point I’m not confident it won’t be 6.


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