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Old 10-20-2016, 09:05 PM
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Watching the Alfred E Smith Dinner

And so far, Donald doesn't seem to be taking the jokes well. Very forced effort to smile.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:11 PM
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Might be more comfortable with Alfred E Neuman.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:12 PM
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Live stream for dinner.

He's doing all right, I suppose, although he sure is reading straight from the notes.

Clinton has a giant grin on, though.

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:13 PM
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Actually, a couple of his jokes are OK, but I thought he was supposed to focus on himself... He's starting to sound petty, which will not play well.

The "Pardon Me" line was really good, though he didn't need to kick the "after I get into office" line- it was funnier with the subtlety

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:15 PM
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Oh, boy. He's losing them. He's ranting.

Mass booing! Oh, dude!

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:16 PM
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Whoa, he's turning this into a roast, but not a funny one, but a bitter one.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:16 PM
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This is pretty painful to watch. He's treating it like one of his rallies and just ragging on Hillary.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:17 PM
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He's attacking pretty hard. Crowd's booing the shit out of him.

"Hillary is so corrupt--" audible gasp-- "She's so corrupt, she got kicked off the Watergate Commission. How corrupt do you have to be for that?"

"Weren't sure if she was going to be here, seeing how much she hates Catholics."

Jeez oh man.

The people sitting behind Donald while he roasts Hillary have horrified looks on their faces.

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:17 PM
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"Boo! You're a joke!"
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:18 PM
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He's lost the audience completely. Even the polite laughter is gone. They can't wait for him to shut up. (Me, too.)

The guy has the class of a shit sandwich.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:18 PM
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Holy shit- he started so promising, but he just can't do it, can he? He's just going to look like a class 1 asshole.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:18 PM
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I confess I'm not a scholar of the Al Smith dinner, but this sounds a lot nastier than I remember previous dinners being. Trumps's jokes aren't that funny, and there's a real undercurrent of nastiness that's incredibly disturbing.

I remember hearing that he insisted on re-writing a number of his jokes from his Comedy Central roast, and I think he did even more of that tonight. There's a core of some humor there, but the punchlines are landing like a thud.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:19 PM
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Wow he is bombing.
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This is really uncomfortable. I thought the Cardinal was going to pass out, for a minute there.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:21 PM
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Pretty much a microcosm of last night.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:23 PM
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All right, let's see how she does.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:23 PM
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Just like the debates, he can pretend to be a decent person for about 10 or 15 minutes. And then he reverts to being the complete jackass that he is.

What a disgusting man.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:26 PM
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Mrs. Clinton just made Mr. Trump laugh!

Hillary wins! HILLARY WINS! HILARITY WINS!

ETA: Seriously, she's cracking him up!

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:27 PM
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Note the difference. Clinton laughed and smiled through the whole nastiness of Trump's routine. Clinton has barely started yet, and Trump is scowling and crossing his arms.

Wait, now he's laughing. Okay, that's better.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:28 PM
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"Donald looks at the Statue Of Liberty and sees a 4, maybe a 5 if she loses the torch and tablet" Hee.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:28 PM
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Careful Hillary- you're out ahead, no need to get into the gutter
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:31 PM
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Wow, Giuliani is absolutely stone-faced.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:31 PM
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"It's nice to see Michael Bloomberg here. It's a shame he's not speaking tonight, it'd be nice to hear what a billionaire has to say."

*zing!*
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:32 PM
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She's killing it!
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:37 PM
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"Let's remember what's important to both of us and just rip on Ted Cruz."

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:39 PM
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Interesting serious note to end on--sounds to me like a very good melding of her political views and Catholic beliefs.

Edit: whoah, referencing a specific Jesuit belief practice. Lady does her fuckin research!

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:40 PM
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She certainly sounds like she's already the President-elect to me.
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The woman in the red dress behind the speaker at podium is definitely...something. Quite fetching, that is.

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:40 PM
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She's closing well - tying fundamental Christian tenets to her own campaign.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:41 PM
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Last night, Trump's coffin was nailed shut and buried six feet under, but now it appears that this wasn't good enough and he wants his corpse to be dug up and burned, with the ashes dumped into the Mariana Trench to be consumed by bottom feeders, with the excess shitted out and devoured by the yet to be discovered microscopic organisms that exist even further down the food chain. In other words, a Democratic senate isn't good enough for him, and he wants to give us the House as well. Thanks Drumpf!
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:43 PM
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She's closing well - tying fundamental Christian tenets to her own campaign.
That was masterful. And a stark contrast to Donald's abomination.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:46 PM
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Last night, Trump's coffin was nailed shut and buried six feet under, but now it appears that this wasn't good enough and he wants his corpse to be dug up and burned, with the ashes dumped into the Mariana Trench to be consumed by bottom feeders, with the excess shitted out and devoured by the yet to be discovered microscopic organisms that exist even further down the food chain. In other words, a Democratic senate isn't good enough for him, and he wants to give us the House as well. Thanks Drumpf!
I think Jay is even more eloquent than you are with this kind of thing. (NSFW!)
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:47 PM
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Best joke was by Smith:

“Before the dinner started, Trump went to Hillary and asked how are you,” Mr. Smith said, setting up the punch line. “She said, ‘I’m fine — now get out of the ladies’ dressing room.’”

I thought they were both nastier than tradional but Trump hit some really low blows. I noticed they both got booed but she got a standing ovation-did he get one? Still, she's was 10 times better in her "serious" closing than she was attemping to tell jokes.

FWIW, they both seemed to laugh at the other's jokes.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:49 PM
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Best joke was by Smith:

“Before the dinner started, Trump went to Hillary and asked how are you,” Mr. Smith said, setting up the punch line. “She said, ‘I’m fine — now get out of the ladies’ dressing room.’”

I thought they were both nastier than tradional but Trump hit some really low blows. I noticed they both got booed but she got a standing ovation-did he get one? Still, she's was 10 times better in her "serious" closing than she was attemping to tell jokes.

FWIW, they both seemed to laugh at the other's jokes.
I don't know how these things usually are. Trump seemed to get booed when he stopped telling jokes and just went on and on about how crooked Hillary is. Trump, I think, got pretty tepid applause. I bet he wishes he'd ended on a religious note the way Clinton did.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:50 PM
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The woman in the red dress behind the speaker at podium is definitely...something. Quite fetching, that is.
That would be Maria Bartiromo.
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The woman in the red dress behind the speaker at podium is definitely...something. Quite fetching, that is.
Maria Bartoromo
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It seems as though the audience took their cues from Hillary. If she seemed angry, or uncomfortable, they didn't laugh.
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That would be Maria Bartiromo.
Yeah, her too.
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That would be Maria Bartiromo.
Better known as the "Money Honey," at least from my mid 2000's Wall Street days when she was on CNBC.
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:00 PM
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Yeah, now that I think of it I probably was subconsciously channeling that scene.
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What's wrong with Giuliani's left eye? Did he have a stroke?
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I think he's just shifty.
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:40 PM
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Interesting serious note to end on--sounds to me like a very good melding of her political views and Catholic beliefs.

Edit: whoah, referencing a specific Jesuit belief practice. Lady does her fuckin research!
Born with "Future Jesuit' stamped on my forehead. Wanna make something of it?

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That would be Maria Bartiromo.
Oh, dear God, Italian girls are why I didn't make it as a Jesuit,
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:48 PM
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Some quotes from The Guardian

Trump on Clinton: "Here she is tonight, in public, pretending not to hate Catholics." (While Clinton is seated next to a Cardinal)

Clinton: "We’ll either have the first woman president, or the first president who’s started a Twitter war with Cher."

"There is nothing like sharing a stage with Donald Trump. Donald wanted me drug-tested before last night’s debate - and look, I gotta tell you that Donald thought I used some sort of performance-enhancer. Now, actually, I did - it’s called preparation."
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:52 PM
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Anyone want to bet that everything up to the Melania Trump joke (maybe the confession one as well) was written for him then after that he went off script and ranted his usually bile. It was such a stark contrast, jumping straight from a surprisingly self aware joke at his wife's expense then straight into calling Clinton corrupt.

Keep at it Donald, you're only digging your own hole deeper and deeper! Nice work!
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Watching the Alfred E Smith Dinner

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"Weren't sure if she was going to be here, seeing how much she hates Catholics."
Really, he tried that crap?

This is an event that is all about being civil while getting some appropriate-for-mixed-company zingers in. Meanness is not rewarded.

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Old 10-20-2016, 11:04 PM
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Holy shit- he started so promising, but he just can't do it, can he? He's just going to look like a class 1 asshole.
"Going to?"
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Really, he tried that crap?

This is an event that is all about being civil while getting some appropriate-for-mixed-company zingers in. Meanness is not rewarded.
I don't think I got it quite right, but that was the gist. It was just grade-A asshole material.
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:06 PM
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He was bad, but not as bad as the coverage has made it sound. He went a little over the line, but not that much. And frankly, so did she.

Go back and watch the 2008 and 2012 dinners. Both sides were infinitely more civil and self-deprecating than Clinton's set.

Ugh. 19 more days.
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