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Garry Kasparov: That Was More Like A Soviet Press Conference, More Speakers And Flags Than Answers

The Hill reports:

Garry Kasparov, an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin, likened President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference Wednesday to ones held by leaders in the Soviet Union. “That reminded me of a Soviet press conference. More speakers than questions, more flags than answers,” Kasparov, the former world chess champion, wrote in a tweet during the press conference. Kasparov, the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, told CNN in October he thought Vladimir Putin was “absolutely” trying to elect Trump. Kasparov once said it would “be a disaster” if Trump didn’t change his tone during his transition, according to an interview with WBUR.

UNRELATED: At the age of 22, Kasparov became the youngest undisputed world chess champion in history.

  • Butch

    That banner says he’s on Fox news, and he said that on Fox? We really have stepped through the looking glass now.

    • DaddyRay

      “wrote in a tweet during the press conference”

      • Butch

        I got confused between the text and the photo. My bad.

    • zhera

      It was a tweet.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Cue Trump stating Kasparov is a loser and sad.

    • zhera

      “Has-been”

  • Texndoc

    I’m curious, has a POTUS ever held a presser before and stacked it with staffers to applaud his answers? The Republicans referred to Obama as “Dear Leader” btw but I don’t recall. I do remember the “Office of the President Elect” seal.

    • Lars Littlefield

      I’m thinking this is all new. New staging and a new key light for Trump so he looks more popular than he really is. I’ve been dropping hints where ever I go to feel out the mood regarding Trump. Yesterday, the woman who runs the front office of my podiatrist’s office, a BIG Trump fan during the campaign, now frets and worries about what an asshole she’s voted for. I just smiled at her.

      • GayOldLady

        I’m just not talking to tRump supporters. I tried doing that before he was elected. Now they have to see him for what he is and feel the burden of having put this trash fire in charge of our country.

        • TuuxKabin

          Eggsxactly. Couldn’t enjoy a goddamn meal with a boyfriend of a neighbor without getting into an argument caused by his constant vitriol. Ill bred and crazed. I don’t know how she stays involved with him, but that’s her business. At least she knows to not include him when we ask her to join us. Could also be because I told him to ‘delete my account’ in an email exchange.

  • Treant

    Well, yeah, what exactly could he take questions about? GoldenShowersGate? His lack of policy? The blind trust that is neither a trust nor blind?

    This kind of thing always happens when leaders are dishonest and unable to answer questions. Get used to it.

    • vorpal

      I can now understand Trump’s interest in beauty contests:
      It’s now time for the toilet portion of the Miss Urineverse compeetition.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Eez next, svimvear. Very nice.

    • another_steve

      Oh come on gurl. Post the damn thing.

      Always good for a laugh, that ad.

  • Stev84

    Lies. Nobody worships flags more than Americans.

  • Cuberly
  • Rex

    Very accurate.
    You know Hillary would have been Putin’s worst nightmare, so hell yeah he wanted Trump elected. Putin knows an easily manipulated puppet when he sees one.

  • Philly Mike

    I missed the whole binder bit what were all the folders about?

    • Rex

      Trump’s dry cleaning bills.

    • vorpal

      The way he went on, I just ass-umed they contained Hillary’s peemails.

    • Bared Bear

      Binders of women? Maybe a gift from Rmoney… or Rafalca.

    • IamM

      A prop the reporters weren’t allowed to examine. Supposedly company records someone said.

    • TrollopeReader

      supposedly some of the paperwork to turn his holdings over to his sons ….

      • IamM

        Bizarre fact. The ‘Trump Organization’ isn’t, as one would reasonably assume, a corporation. It’s hundreds and hundreds of individual LLCs and partnerships in Trump’s name. That’s why his taxes are so complex and always being audited, and how he can write off their losses on his income tax.

    • GayOldLady

      The files of all the people suing him for stiffing them on services rendered.

    • Riley James

      The rolls for the Hunger Games.

    • bzrd

      tax returns nobody wants to see

  • PickyPecker
  • JoeMyGod
    • zhera

      I do enjoy some good erotic fiction. So I’ll stay away from this.

      Chuck Tingle, is that Robert Oscar Lopez’ pseudonym?

      • Ian

        My My, have not heard that name in some time. What’s that old tired queen up to?

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          Still crying about that time when he was 5 and his mom gave him Cheerios when he wanted Fruit Loops.

    • Snarkaholic

      “Slowly, he walked toward me…wearing only a smile!”

    • Treant

      I hope the T-Rex isn’t a biter.

      • PickyPecker

        They have such short arms!

        • bzrd

          and tiny hands

    • Lars Littlefield

      I love these little books.

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      That’s… quite the title.

    • Chitown Kev

      It was only a matter off time…

    • JCF

      “Domald Tromp”: lawsuit-avoidance spelling?

  • zhera

    Of course trumPee won’t allow a regular press conference. Random questions? Forget it! Tough questions about his finances and strings to Russia? As if. trumPee wants to control the media with his tweets, thinking of them as ‘press conferences’. This was revealed a while back.

  • Lazycrockett

    Next year he will just do the hour long Putin Press Conference before Xmas.

    • Frostbite

      while he’s in russia, sitting on putin’s lap.

      • Rolf

        “Sitting on Pootie’s forearm.”
        There, fixed it for ya.
        “Puppet? No puppet!”

  • Jeffrey

    Gary Kasparov. Over rated chess guy. Nobody plays chess but eggheads. Sad.

    • Bared Bear

      Probably never even been peed on.

    • zhera

      … while not being aware that he’s put in check mate.

    • another_steve

      CNN. Overrated. Unwatchable. Tried to hijack my press conference. Fox has the best pussy anyway.

  • danolgb

    I wrongly assumed it was a Buzzfeed reporter he refused to take a question from and called them fake news. According to Politico, it was actually CNN.

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/01/11/donald-trump-jim-acosta-cnn-fake-news.cnn

    • JoeMyGod

      CNN’s Jim Acosta.

      • danolgb

        Chilling.

    • Riley James

      Me too. It was wrong either way but I figured he was yelling at Buzzfeed.

      • danolgb

        Apparently Spicer threatened Acosta after saying if he “does it again” he will be kicked out of the pool.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Payback for the blackmail story. It’s how Trump controls the media. Report something he doesn’t like and he cuts you off.

  • TheManicMechanic

    They will all be Soviet press conferences from now on.

  • Michael McReavy
  • another_steve

    The press conference sounded to me just like one of Trump’s campaign rallies.

    I guess Trump’s strategy is that if he keeps throwing red meat to the deplorables, he’ll be safe.

  • Clair
    • IamM

      Very good.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Is that your first one? That’s excellent.

    • Paula

      You are a genius!

    • Ray Taylor

      Are you putting it on twitter?

      • Clair

        I’m not on the Twitter, so please feel free to repost and share. Anyone can. Be my guest.

        • Ray Taylor

          thanks

        • TuuxKabin

          Already did, thank you!

    • Lazycrockett
      • PickyPecker

        Nicely done, Mr. Crockett!

        • Lazycrockett

          Guess now I’m on The List.

          • William

            We’ll save you a good seat.

    • greenmanTN

      Wundebar!

    • David

      Well done you!

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Perfect! You have a real talent there!

    • Nasty Girl Brianna
    • Long Tom

      Perfect! ☺

    • Jeffrey

      Excellent

    • agcons

      Excellent choice of photos.

    • TK

      Excellent!!!

  • Joe in PA

    I’m still thinking about the ridiculous non-sequitur from the lawyer person: Ivanka will be settling in her children in Washington.

    THIS in a presidential press conference?

    Show us your taxes Donnie. It’s gonna be a long four years.

    • another_steve

      The lawyer person is being eviscerated by MSNBC legal and financial analysts. She’s apparently a paid hack who’s just making shit up to please the Sexual Predator-Elect.

      One legal expert is predicting that lawsuits will begin flying shortly after the 20th — filed by, among others, Trump’s business competitors.

      • Jerry

        In I-shit-you-not news, that law firm was named “2016 Law Firm of the Year” in Russia. No, not kidding.

        http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/1/11/1619306/-Trump-s-legal-firm-was-last-year-s-Russia-Law-Firm-of-the-Year

        • another_steve

          And is there any doubt that “surreal” was properly named “2016 Word of the Year”?

        • TuuxKabin

          I worked for that mofo firm’s NYC (lack of) HR Department, ’89-’95. It’s where I first learned the expression “the beatings will continue until morale improves.” Wall to wall, four floors of deplorable, except for most of the ‘support staff.’

    • Paula

      It’s O.K for Ivanka’s children to have to move but, precious Barron gets to stay put. Interesting.

      • William

        Autistic children do not adapt to change well.

        • Paula

          That hasn’t stopped Donald. He is adjusting.

        • bzrd

          the slut knows what they called Michelle so she’s in hiding

        • Paula

          Barron will be that other creepy uncle, besides Eric and Donnie jr., that she has to warn her kids not to sit on his lap.
          Never sit on grandpa’s lap unless you have a towel to put down first. His lap is always wet.

          • William

            Eewwww.

  • BobSF_94117

    So, can we push through a constitutional amendment moving the inauguration to February 20?

    Somebody better get working on it.

    • bzrd

      Feb. 20, 2100

    • Paula

      4-20 then we can all get stoned and not have to pay attention to it.

  • Paula

    I am always surprised that Reince isn’t in prison. If my parents had named me that, I certainly would have hunted them down and killed them, long, long ago.

    • Cuberly

      Paula Prebius?

      (Backs away slowly….and RUUUUUUNNNNS….)

      lol…

      • Paula

        You can run but, you can’t hide. I would find you.

        • PickyPecker

          I’d suggest something small caliber. Keep it light and classy. :-)

          • Treant

            With small caliber, just remember to double-tap them just to be sure.

          • Paula

            Rule number 12. Always double tap.

          • Treant

            My husband laughs at me during mystery movies. One gunshot and I’m whispering, “Always double tap, you ass.”

          • Cuberly

            Not you too!

          • Treant

            Not really, no. My vision is far too poor for me to own a gun.

            I own swords and daggers instead.

          • William

            I own a couple guns and can’t drive on paved roads. That insane lady at the local DMV let me renew my license.

          • Cuberly

            …lol…feel like I’ve stumbled into an armory.

          • Paula

            I always go for my blade first. Its much quieter, a little messier, though. 👹

          • Cuberly

            Hey, whose side are you on here. :(

          • Paula

            Yes. While I like my 10 mm automatic, it wakes dogs in the next county.

        • Cuberly

          But I’m a master of disguise, I’ll blend in the crowd… bwhahahahahahaha….

          https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RhTGL4iArR0/hqdefault.jpg

          • TrollopeReader

            middle-far right!

          • Cuberly

            Shhhhhhhb…..😚

        • TuuxKabin
        • agcons

          And so you should.

      • Joe in PA

        Oh no you didn’t!

        (sorry, my link to “gasp” didn’t work) :(

      • agcons

        Oh, dear.

    • Rob NYNY

      I think his name is Reinhold, not that it is any better.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Reinhold Richard. German ancestry. “Reince” sure is a weird nickname.

        • IamM

          You’re saying he’s Dick Priebus?
          😂🤣

    • Treant

      It’s probably a family name, in all seriousness. I knew a fellow with an odd name. He went by “Mark,” though, just to keep it simple. All the kids in that family bore family names.

      Heck, I almost did, but as my middle name.

      • PickyPecker

        I narrowly dodged ‘Ichabod.’

        • Paula

          😣😣😣😣😣

        • Treant

          That wouldn’t bother me. Nor the name of my very distant ancestor and family founder, Balthasar.

          • PickyPecker

            Imagine being nicknamed ‘Icky’ for the rest of your life.

          • The_Wretched

            Oh icky you’re fine

            you’re so fine
            Icky!

          • AJ Drew

            Great, now I’m faking Toni Basil dance moves in my office chair…

          • Paula

            Very clever!

          • Treant

            Just use “Ab” or “Chad.”

          • Cuberly

            …or, The Bod.

            Talk about a name mean’t for porn.

          • TrollopeReader

            hah! or peckerhead ….

        • Paula

          I almost had Maud as a first name. 😳

          • William

            You could have been a force of nature.

          • Bomer

            I got stuck with Wilderson. The only reason I allowed my mother’s second husband to adopt me was on the condition that it would be removed from my name.

        • The_Wretched

          I told my mother I was going to name my son Efram before he was born. I was tired of getting ‘suggestions’.

        • Natty Enquirer

          Hebrew for “no glory.” Nasty name to give your poor kid.

          • bzrd

            Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

    • another_steve

      There have been many many variations of his name suggested here in the JMG comment threads, and I don’t necessarily have a favorite.

      I sorta like “Rince Penis,” though.

    • Friday

      One of Friday’s pet theories is that a lot of these professional homophobes are obsessed with targeting LGBT people and kids cause they grew up getting teased over their names and needed someone else to be targeted. :)

  • Lazycrockett
    • PickyPecker

      Fearless leader doesn’t like the BBC. Low ratings losers. SAD!

      • danolgb

        Expect someone to have his Visa revoked on Jan 21.

        • Joe in PA

          Can’t revoke the internet. (I know I know, famous last words, eh?)

      • Joe in PA

        Hmmm, can they be ‘over rated’ and ‘low ratings’ at the same time?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        But its’s a beauty!

      • beariac
        • JCF

          I believe that’s the BBCWorld chyron writer.

          • beariac

            Get you all fancy! TIL, thanks. :)

    • The_Wretched

      Trump’s not the type to be so restrained to single party on a single night. His ‘tastes’ are garish and excessive.

      • Lazycrockett

        Right when I read that story I was like that is something that Drumpf would do. His need for revenge is that strong.

        • zhera

          Pure revenge would be to piss on the bed himself, thinking he’s pissing on the Obamas.
          Kink is to pay others to pee while you watch.

          • Rolf

            But I keep wondering, did he sleep on the soggy mattress?

          • zhera

            See, I wondered that myself. But this was a presidential suite so I’m assuming there’s more than one bed there.

    • Gustav2

      How long can both his business nonsense and this nonsense continue?

      A year or two before we have Pres Pence?

      • Lazycrockett

        Pretty much after he removes his tiny hand from the bible charges can and should be filed.

        • Gustav2

          So a year before the guillotine? We have to have a trail just to be fair.

    • Alan S. Lee

      I have a question regarding Trump 2013 Miss Universe in Russia. Thomas Roberts worked for Trump there. And just recently, Roberts was quietly taken off air from MSNBC and let go. I wonder whether MSNBC knows something unsavory about Roberts’ stint in Russia.

      • Lazycrockett

        I believe Roberts is still with MSNBC just his show was canned.

      • another_steve

        Roberts’ stint at that Russian Tits and Ass Contest was shameful — coming as it did at the same time that Putin and his thugs were cracking down on LGBTs in Russia.

        I lost all respect for him back then — however pretty he is.

      • William

        Did he piss on Trump?

    • safari

      Fake news from a failed empire. Sad.

    • ericxdc
  • Sam_Handwich
    • Treant

      Is this the Peestag fire?

      • Snarkaholic

        Pisstalnacht?

        • JCF

          MakeWaterGate?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      If only there were some stout Russian babushkas nearby to pee it out.
      (assuming of course, they are not the same babushkas that set it.)

    • Paula

      Symbolic..yes! Coincidence..I think not!

    • zhera

      Ha! Just minutes ago I was thinking ‘I wouldn’t piss on the donnie even if he was on fire; he might enjoy it!’

      Hope no-one’s hurt in that fire, though!

  • leastyebejudged

    “President Gas is tap-dancing for the banker, he’s a thief.
    He isn’t very honest
    but it’s obvious at least”

  • Paul David

    Gary Kasparov: “Welcome to the next 8 years, America!”

    Lmao…I hope the morons in the Midwest who elected this idiot get exactly what they voted for, and exactly what they deserve: their Social Security eliminated and their healthcare (including Medicare!) taken away!

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Dear gawd, hope it’s only four.

      • Paul David

        It’s very hard to unseat an incumbent.

        Prepare for 8 years.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          I am prepared for only 8 weeks,- – hoping that Dumpf will soon be impeached for treason.

          • TuuxKabin

            Doesn’t the nation have to be in/at ‘declared’ war for treason. The shit he’s pulled is, sedition? Either way. I’m with you on that.

          • Paul David

            Dude!

            What’s with the masturbatory hope of impeachement?

            We have a GOP controlled House and Senate! And probably one of the most corrupt congresses in history!

            Trump could kill and eat an infant on the Senate floor and he wouldn’t be impeached!

            Jesus Christ! After both the Obama and Clinton administrations, don’t you people understand that, to the GOP, scandals and impeachment only happen to DEMOCRATS, not Republicans?

          • Tiger Quinn

            Calm the hell down.

          • Snarkaholic

            Or throw a tantrum, say, “I quit!” and storm out…for good.

    • Stev84

      They’d still find someone else to blame and will still vote Republican. Being conservative Christians is just too entrenched in their culture.

  • TuuxKabin

    The other day there was a question: “is Gray Panthers still a thing?” I wrote them, here’s their reply:

    Yes, Gray Panthers is still in existence, primarily focused in NYC. Yes, we are queer friendly. If you have a project that you would like to create, please let us know. Please become a member of Gray Panthers NYC. http://www.graypanthersnyc.org

    Jack Kupferman
    President, Gray Panthers NYC
    917 535 0457

    • PickyPecker

      are you going to join?

      • TuuxKabin

        El HubCap said ‘why not?’ when I asked him. I’ll contact them, check it out.

    • Lars Littlefield

      I’m of the opinion that it’s time to revive the Lavender Panthers. They did a good job of protecting us in SF in the 70s. Maybe a senior citizen lavender panther brigade. That would be sublime.

      • TuuxKabin

        Ok. I’ll go back to research after lunch and a nap. How could I forget the Pink Panthers?! Thanks for the reminder.

        The only Google search comes up with reference to the movies and the gang that ganged, I mean robbed la Kardashian in Paris.

        http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/08/05/09/36E5409E00000578-0-image-a-1_1470386164762.jpg

        So those Pink Panthers are sill a thing.

        pink panthers movie
        pink panthers cartoon
        pink panthers documentary
        pink panther diamond real
        smash & grab: the story of the pink panthers
        pink panther diamond movie
        pink panthers kim kardashian
        pink panthers legal high

        Nothing about the SF group. Sigh.

        • Lars Littlefield

          Wrong color. It’s lavender panthers. Lavender. The only organization of pink panthers I recall is one that consisted of senior citizens in Orange County and thereabouts. They, I suspect, are all dead. Maybe not. :-)

          • TuuxKabin

            Research Department closed at 3PM. Gone until Spring Break. =;-)

            THE LAVENDER PANTHERS – PSA – Sites – Google
            https://sites.google.com/site/psabrittanybrock/the-lavender-panthers
            THE LAVENDER PANTHERS WERE A GAY VIGILANTE GROUP THAT PROTECTED MEMBERS OF THE GAY COMMUNITY IN THE EARLY 1970’S.

            All caps are from the site. I don’t yell. Unless you can’t hear me.

    • Snarkaholic

      Thank you.

      • TuuxKabin

        Sure.

  • Oikos