RIP Rudy Giuliani

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Not really

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 02:06 (one year ago) link

there it is

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 02:07 (one year ago) link

What will America do without its mayor, never forget

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 02:20 (one year ago) link

It's really too bad that rampant shamelessness is robbing us of the Budd Dwyer Mk II this era would have otherwise surely coughed up by now. Rudy seems like a guy who'd do it just to prove a point.

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 02:23 (one year ago) link

he's been one of the weirdest elements of the whole trump saga. a former mayor of new york should have more self-respect than this.

treeship., Wednesday, 25 September 2019 02:26 (one year ago) link

Someone tell that to John Lindsay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drDBEtyQaj8

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 02:32 (one year ago) link

Wow. Here's Rudy Giuliani throwing the State Department under the bus and saying State officials called him and asked him to get involved in Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/HIhQDmhzjh

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 25, 2019

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 02:45 (one year ago) link

it's really weird

treeship., Wednesday, 25 September 2019 02:56 (one year ago) link

why would the state department ask the president's personal attorney to do diplomatic work?

treeship., Wednesday, 25 September 2019 03:01 (one year ago) link

because giuliani doesn't want to say that trump asked him to do it and the state department was simply told to cooperate with him.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 03:08 (one year ago) link

the funny part is Twitter ppl acting like he wasn't always a giant piece of shit

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 03:59 (one year ago) link

how dare u, this hero of america is the reason there was no 9/12

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 04:27 (one year ago) link

The best part of that clip is even though its Fox, the anchor is all "hang on no pls stop talking u are digging a big hole here k thanks shut up"

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 04:41 (one year ago) link

(or perhaps BECAUSE its Fox, who kno)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 04:41 (one year ago) link

maybe, someday

cheese canopy (map), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 05:37 (one year ago) link

“Shut up, moron. Shut up. Shut up. You don’t know what you’re talking about.” pic.twitter.com/RHVoG0w7vl

— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) September 25, 2019

j., Wednesday, 25 September 2019 05:53 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Rarely am I in the course of a day convinced someone will go to jail. The last time was Cohen, I guess.

— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) October 11, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 October 2019 16:44 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

I would never say, for example, that it’s well-known everywhere above 59th St. on the East Side that he’s a fall-down lush. That would be irresponsible. https://t.co/iMsIQ1g4VA

— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) December 24, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 December 2019 19:27 (ten months ago) link

nine months pass...

uh, def not clicking a link from reddit that warns me of 18+ content

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 15 October 2020 15:15 (two weeks ago) link

it's a video of Rudy mimicking an Asian accent not sure why the 18+ warning

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 15 October 2020 15:18 (two weeks ago) link

It's fairly impressive that he's able to slip some semi-coherent racism in while recursively babbling like a toddler that's just beginning to experiment with spoken language.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Thursday, 15 October 2020 15:19 (two weeks ago) link

he seems out of his mind in that video. he's surrounded by helpers who are trying to get him to do anything useful. he spends 30 seconds muttering the same things to himself, just basically talking to himself, rapid-fire.

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Thursday, 15 October 2020 15:20 (two weeks ago) link

He seems how people are often depicted in pop culture as being on speed.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 October 2020 15:31 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf3e1F1a0Hg

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 October 2020 15:33 (two weeks ago) link

remember that movie Spun, which was trying to be the meth version of requiem for a dream? haven't seen it in forever, but i think giuliani reminds me of that

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Thursday, 15 October 2020 15:34 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/giuliani-biden-ukraine-russian-disinformation/2020/10/15/43158900-0ef5-11eb-b1e8-16b59b92b36d_story.html

U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence, according to four former officials familiar with the matter.

The warnings were based on multiple sources, including intercepted communications, that showed Giuliani was interacting with people tied to Russian intelligence during a December 2019 trip to Ukraine, where he was gathering information that he thought would expose corrupt acts by former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

The intelligence raised concerns that Giuliani was being used to feed Russian misinformation to the president, the former officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information and conversations.

The warnings to the White House, which have not been previously reported, led national security adviser Robert O’Brien to caution Trump in a private conversation that any information Giuliani brought back from Ukraine should be considered contaminated by Russia, one of the former officials said.

The message was, “Do what you want to do, but your friend Rudy has been worked by Russian assets in Ukraine,” this person said. Officials wanted “to protect the president from coming out and saying something stupid,” particularly since he was facing impeachment over his own efforts to strong-arm Ukraine’s president into investigating the Bidens.

But O’Brien emerged from the meeting uncertain whether he had gotten through to the president. Trump had “shrugged his shoulders” at O’Brien’s warning, the former official said, and dismissed concern about his lawyer’s activities by saying, “That’s Rudy.”

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 October 2020 23:50 (two weeks ago) link

In the film, released on Friday, the former New York mayor and current personal attorney to Donald Trump is seen reaching into his trousers and apparently touching his genitals while reclining on a bed in the presence of the actor playing Borat’s daughter, who is posing as a TV journalist.

Following an obsequious interview for a fake conservative news programme, the pair retreat at her suggestion for a drink to the bedroom of a hotel suite, which is rigged with concealed cameras.

After she removes his microphone, Giuliani, 76, can be seen lying back on the bed, fiddling with his untucked shirt and reaching into his trousers. They are then interrupted by Borat who runs in and says: “She’s 15. She’s too old for you.”

pomenitul, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:20 (one week ago) link

holy shit

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:22 (one week ago) link

loooool yikes

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:27 (one week ago) link

ew

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:28 (one week ago) link

Incredible. Total scumbag for years but increasingly dumb and reckless behavior tends to make me think the stories about his drinking are accurate.

He was very mean to Mr. Chamillionaire (PBKR), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:29 (one week ago) link

haha wow

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:29 (one week ago) link

oh boy

jmm, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:29 (one week ago) link

but he definitely keeps all of trump's secrets when he travels to eastern europe and meets with people in real life to try to dig up dirt on the bidens

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:32 (one week ago) link

Hey, everyone, that's America's Mayor you're disparaging. Let's show him some respect.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:33 (one week ago) link

Looking forward to QAnon's response.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:34 (one week ago) link

My wife saw Giuliani speak at least 10 years ago at an industry/organization luncheon. It was your pretty typical speech until he started talking about how he "solved" the NY homeless problem. He went on to brag without any self-awareness of how they would tell a homeless person to move on and if they came back the next night and the homeless person was still there they would light all of the homeless person's belongings on fire. My wife said the luncheon pretty much went silent with everyone kind of looking uncomfortably at each other.

He was very mean to Mr. Chamillionaire (PBKR), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:35 (one week ago) link

It's almost amazing when you think about how much unearned goodwill he had thrown at him after 9/11 and just how thoroughly and completely he's wasted every single ounce of it.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:35 (one week ago) link

idk seems to me like he doesn't let a single ounce go to waste

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:37 (one week ago) link

xpost You say 'wasted', I say 'set on fire like a homeless person's possessions', let's call the whole thing off.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:37 (one week ago) link

Every paragraph in that article is overflowing with gold!

“This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit,” Giuliani told the New York Post. “It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn’t what I would call distractingly attractive.

“This person comes in yelling and screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shakedown, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away,” Giuliani said. The police found no crime had been committed.

Giuliani continued: “I only later realised it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me.”

He also agrees – in theory at least – to eat a bat with his interviewer.

Bakalova, 24, is highly plausible in the sting, despite also having to pretend, for the benefit of viewers, to be a feral child posing as a far-right journalist.

logout option: disabled (Matt #2), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:48 (one week ago) link

Ah, the perfect voice for the moment.

I’ve seen the Giuliani moment in Borat 2. It’s even wilder than it sounds. Beyond cringe.

— Maureen Dowd (@maureendowd) October 21, 2020

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:18 (one week ago) link

Oh dear.

rudy will see your zoom dick and raise you a gloom dick pic.twitter.com/IXFMJWmxB5

— kilgore trout, a crushed algorithm (@KT_So_It_Goes) October 21, 2020

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:28 (one week ago) link

so did the "journalist" say she was underage or was presenting herself in such a way as to make her seem blatantly underage? i'm confused by that bit. obviously if Rudy had very good reason to believe she was underage then that adds a whole thick layer of fucked-up to this story

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:37 (one week ago) link

dowd trailed what i assume is this incident in her interview with cohen:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/17/style/sacha-baron-cohen-maureen-dowd-interview.html

There’s a scene with a top Trump adviser in “Borat Subsequent Movie Film: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” (premiering on Oct. 23 on Amazon) that will leave you gobsmacked.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:39 (one week ago) link

xxp

He was very mean to Mr. Chamillionaire (PBKR), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 22:21 (one week ago) link

what did the Buttram family do

eat my room temperature ass (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 22:22 (one week ago) link

McIsaac/MacIsaac is not an uncommon a name, I'm assuming either he can't spell his own name or the media can't.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 23:36 (one week ago) link

Probably the former.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 23:42 (one week ago) link

I never came across any MacIsaacs in Scotland but I've met a few in Canada.

here comes the hotstamper (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 23:43 (one week ago) link

sorry what was this thread about again lol

here comes the hotstamper (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 23:43 (one week ago) link

Ok, duh. Probably an Americanization. If I saw McIsaac/MacIsaac I wouldn't have batted an eye.

He was very mean to Mr. Chamillionaire (PBKR), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 23:44 (one week ago) link

I never came across any MacIsaacs in Scotland but I've met a few in Canada.

Like Ashley McIsaac. They must have all got shipped out to Canada together.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 23:49 (one week ago) link

'Be fruitful and multiply.'

Similarly, the most common French-Canadian last names tend to be quite rare in France.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 23:50 (one week ago) link

lol at them having to be like "if you could see these hunter biden emails, oh my goodness, you would not believe this stuff" while everybody is laughing at borat busting in going wawaweewa on rudy playing with himself

— BAKOON (@BAKKOOONN) October 22, 2020

frogbs, Thursday, 22 October 2020 03:10 (one week ago) link

Maybe he was reaching into his pants so he could pull out the emails and show them to her

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 October 2020 03:35 (one week ago) link

the emails? they don’t call it a laptop for nothing

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:15 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/8HHpGaU.jpeg

joygoat, Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:29 (one week ago) link

wasn't there a thing about the New World being a dumping ground for Sepahardic jews while columbus and the Spanish king tried to bring around their milllenial agenda to bring around the kingdom of heaven.
So does a MacIsaac fit into that conspiracy or are they 200 years late? Scotland being declared free of jews to bring around its Ku Klux Klan roots scenario?
Or did i just invent a racist conspiracy

Stevolende, Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:38 (one week ago) link

i think he is just a guy who owns a laptop store, maaaaaan

Neanderthal, Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:39 (one week ago) link

I don't believe the McIsaacs are some long lost clan of Judeo-Gaels, no. More likely just some Highlanders driven off their lands and forced to go to Canada (you decide what's worse).

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:49 (one week ago) link

there can only be one

Neanderthal, Thursday, 22 October 2020 14:06 (one week ago) link

this thread has taken some weird turns

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Thursday, 22 October 2020 14:10 (one week ago) link

aybe he was reaching into his pants so he could pull out the emails and show them to her

― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 October 2020 03:35 (twelve hours ago) link

the emails? they don’t call it a laptop for nothing

― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:15 (two hours ago) link

You know he's the type of old dude who has people print out emails for him

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:51 (one week ago) link

I know I should haven written it as “lap-top” to get my wonderful joke across

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 22 October 2020 17:25 (one week ago) link

The interview is out there, and though he is a giant creep, it's pretty obvious that he was simply tucking the shirt back in. I'm not sure why people go out of their way to make up things about people that are gross enough for legitimate reasons already.

Evan, Friday, 23 October 2020 17:08 (one week ago) link

Because fuck those people, that's why.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:09 (one week ago) link

I mean, I'll refrain from engaging personally, but I don't get hung up on people who live in a world of venomous fiction getting a taste of their own medicine.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:10 (one week ago) link

How many fake-ass scandals has Rudy tried to whip up or participated in for the sake of smearing others? Eat my fuc, Rudy.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:12 (one week ago) link

Because fuck those people, that's why

Oh right, I thought this was referring to Sacha Baron Cohen, in which case I was going to agree with you.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:28 (one week ago) link

Yeah very hard for me to give a shit about Giuliani being unfairly tarnished when his job is basically to unfairly tarnish people with much greater consequence

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:34 (one week ago) link

Always thought the obvious next step for sbc’s career after borat would have been to just do a straight up blackface routine and see if liberals still claimed it as amazing satire as long as he remembered to sometimes cut away to some trailer park rando politely humouring him

Gab B. Nebsit (wins), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:37 (one week ago) link

yes definitely more important to show our disdain for a comedian than for the president's hit-man

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:39 (one week ago) link

Neither is important

Gab B. Nebsit (wins), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:40 (one week ago) link

He's not my president.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:41 (one week ago) link

I'll just say that SBC and Rudy deserve one another. Perhaps they will sign up their lawyers to engage in a cage death match, fueled by shovelfuls of their money, and Rudy will die long before the suit is decided. That would be a good outcome.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:48 (one week ago) link

rudy's running an active disinformation campaign to smear a presidential candidate. he may suck at it, but it is important

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:48 (one week ago) link

SBC making fun of racism via an antisemetic character is not analogous to SBC making fun of racism via blackface. It is akin to Spike Lee, Damon Wayans, and Tommy Davison making fun of racism via blackface.

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:49 (one week ago) link

I was more referring to the fact that borat is a racist caricature to begin with, not that the caricature happens to be antisemitic

Gab B. Nebsit (wins), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:50 (one week ago) link

Eastern Europeans are a race now?

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:53 (one week ago) link

Not sure Kazakhstan counts as Eastern Europe tbf.

pomenitul, Friday, 23 October 2020 17:56 (one week ago) link

in that its in Central Asia? and Kazakhs are a turkic people originating in asia?

here comes the hotstamper (jim in vancouver), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:58 (one week ago) link

Kazakhstan is not in Eastern Europe, not that SBC cares, they're all just interchangeable funny foreigners to him.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Friday, 23 October 2020 17:59 (one week ago) link

Pretty much. Then again, part of the point with Borat is that he’s ultimately a composite of Western prejudices about the ex-USSR.

pomenitul, Friday, 23 October 2020 17:59 (one week ago) link

The 'Kazakh' scenes are shot in Romania I think!

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Friday, 23 October 2020 18:00 (one week ago) link

Indeed, in a Roma village, to boot.

pomenitul, Friday, 23 October 2020 18:00 (one week ago) link

I think he's more a composite of SBC's prejudices about the ex-USSR.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Friday, 23 October 2020 18:01 (one week ago) link

Ehhh, I don’t know about that.

pomenitul, Friday, 23 October 2020 18:02 (one week ago) link

The TV Borat character was probably a collection of "lol foreigners" micro-tropes that picked his country for the amusing K and Z sounds; the new film uses its fictional version of Kazakhstan as a way to reflect the narrow worldview of Trumpist America.

Un-fooled and placid (sic), Friday, 23 October 2020 18:37 (one week ago) link

I guess I'm a little sensitive about all the lies and the gullibility, and by default I want to believe that "they" are always the liars and the gullible and I'm disappointed when that's not the case. I just can't be bothered to ever get invested if almost everything is just some degree of partial truths and fiction but either way you're meant to gobble it up completely if it validates your "side" or puts the other in a bad light. It's exhausting to me.

many xps

Evan, Friday, 23 October 2020 19:15 (one week ago) link

Eh, it's exercise for yr critical thinking skills. One of the few 'both sides!'-isms I'll indulge is that people on both sides can definitely be overly-credulous and also engage in bad faith, baseless arguments. It can be exhausting but it also isn't safe in general to assume that people on your side are going to be wholly beholden to the facts.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 October 2020 19:26 (one week ago) link

Rudy’s biographer/lickspittle (and, briefly, a bandmate of mine in the early ‘90s):

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/nyregion/ken-kurson-arrest-cyberstalking.html

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 23 October 2020 19:46 (one week ago) link

Yeah, I think I knew that dude from my college days.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 October 2020 19:50 (one week ago) link

Mr. Kurson was also a longtime associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, and helped manage his short-lived 2008 presidential campaign. He now runs a media company and works in the cryptocurrency industry.

This sounds like the post-credits update about the villain in a college geeks v. jocks comedy (a la Animal House).

the colour out of space (is the place) (PBKR), Friday, 23 October 2020 22:20 (one week ago) link

pic.twitter.com/8TgCl39vwT

— Poorly Aged Things (@PoorlyAgedStuff) October 24, 2020

frogbs, Sunday, 25 October 2020 03:38 (six days ago) link


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