i saw mommy kissing santos (george)

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this wildly chaotic hero deserves his own thread imo

https://i.imgur.com/TOe6mS8.png

mark s, Saturday, 14 January 2023 16:21 (three weeks ago) link

MUST-READ story here. How'd Santos raise all the money? One way was finding wealthy donors, getting a donation and then going to town with the same credit card with fraudulent charges to numerous Santos-linked campaign entities. One donor ... https://t.co/7pKdeK1RnA

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 14, 2023

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 14 January 2023 17:19 (three weeks ago) link

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

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 14 January 2023 17:19 (three weeks ago) link

do we have any sympathy for devolder?

the shaker intro bit the shaker outro in the tail, hard (breastcrawl), Saturday, 14 January 2023 17:32 (three weeks ago) link

any reason we should?

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Saturday, 14 January 2023 17:34 (three weeks ago) link

im saving the sympathy until any consequences actually land!

(at which point i will withhold it -- unless of course he continues to be hilarious)

mark s, Saturday, 14 January 2023 17:40 (three weeks ago) link

NEW: I just spoke by phone with Eula Rochard, a Brazilian drag queen who was friends with George Santos when he lived near Rio. She said everyone knew him as Anthony (*never* George), or by his drag name, Kitara, and confirms this photo is from a 2008 drag show at Icaraí Beach. pic.twitter.com/1MeeDR1O2O

— Marisa Kabas (@MarisaKabas) January 18, 2023

, Thursday, 19 January 2023 13:16 (two weeks ago) link

this is a busy guy!

i love him

mark s, Thursday, 19 January 2023 13:24 (two weeks ago) link

1) THREAD: PAY ATTENTION to this George Santos MAGA Moment. A video surfaced this week of Santos introducing himself as Anthony Devolder. He said he organized a group United For Trump at a rally on 3/23/19 with charged insurrectionist, Brandan Straka of Walk Away. pic.twitter.com/FTWTKRRfFj

— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) January 17, 2023

lord of the rongs (anagram), Thursday, 19 January 2023 13:32 (two weeks ago) link

We need to import this quality of politician to the UK.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 19 January 2023 13:33 (two weeks ago) link

do we have any sympathy for devolder?

― the shaker intro bit the shaker outro in the tail, hard (breastcrawl)

maybe something bad happened to him in the past that made him be like this but it's impossible to know because we have no idea what events actually happened in his life

mh, Thursday, 19 January 2023 14:36 (two weeks ago) link

my new theory is that he is actually twins or triplets all pretending to be one guy via subterfuge, as in the Christopher Nolan movie The Prestige

mh, Thursday, 19 January 2023 14:40 (two weeks ago) link

also he is Booji Boy

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Thursday, 19 January 2023 14:44 (two weeks ago) link

correct

mh, Thursday, 19 January 2023 14:45 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/01/18/santos-mother-sept-11/

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) has said his mother was inside one of the World Trade Center towers when they were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, but immigration records indicate that Santos’s mother wasn’t in the United States on that day.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 January 2023 14:47 (two weeks ago) link

plot twist: she was flying the plane

the shaker intro bit the shaker outro in the tail, hard (breastcrawl), Thursday, 19 January 2023 14:52 (two weeks ago) link

George Santos's mother was Tania Head?

fentanyl young (Neanderthal), Thursday, 19 January 2023 14:52 (two weeks ago) link

as well i mean

mark s, Thursday, 19 January 2023 15:01 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/george-santos-took-3000-veteran-dog-gofundme-1234662731/

George Santos Allegedly Took $3,000 From Dying Dog’s GoFundMe

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Thursday, 19 January 2023 15:54 (two weeks ago) link

They are going to tell tall tales about this man someday

Motion to adjourn to enjoy a footling (President Keyes), Thursday, 19 January 2023 16:07 (two weeks ago) link

I know this horse has been beaten to death, but it's amazing that this guy has, daily, a new scandal that would have been career ending pre-2000s, but even if total it amounts to jack shit.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 January 2023 16:09 (two weeks ago) link

"in total"

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 January 2023 16:09 (two weeks ago) link

Back-to-back "I am not a drag queen" and "I did not kill that dog" is immediate Hall of Fame level posting pic.twitter.com/CntVYddui0

— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) January 19, 2023

xyzzzz__, Friday, 20 January 2023 14:27 (two weeks ago) link

Georgina Santísima is her drag name.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 January 2023 14:37 (two weeks ago) link

very "that's not me in the video" vibes

fentanyl young (Neanderthal), Friday, 20 January 2023 14:47 (two weeks ago) link

I am not gonna lie, the story about the dog tipped me over into “this isn’t a human being, this is movie character” territory and I know am just waiting for the next ridiculous revelation with a level of anticipation that I will absolutely regret once he manages to do something consequential on a national level

castanuts (DJP), Friday, 20 January 2023 15:09 (two weeks ago) link

"The reports that I beat Morgan Wallen and stole his car are shocking and insane. I didn't steal his car, he offered it to me."

fentanyl young (Neanderthal), Friday, 20 January 2023 15:12 (two weeks ago) link

"Lots of people whose cars I didn't steal have been sending me messages thanking me for not stealing their cars."

"I did not dress that dog up in drag."

https://i.makeagif.com/media/1-05-2016/ND8MN_.gif

The Myth of Sisyspacek (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 20 January 2023 15:24 (two weeks ago) link

“Over the past 24hr I have received pictures of my drag Queen “performances” throughout the years along with supportive messages.”

the shaker intro bit the shaker outro in the tail, hard (breastcrawl), Friday, 20 January 2023 15:34 (two weeks ago) link

Isn't Santos made out of pure negative id, a folk devil made from left over fear after the pandemic.
LIke if you look back into his past long enough are you going to find out that he never actually existed. Just manifest to feed off other people's panic

Stevolende, Friday, 20 January 2023 18:25 (two weeks ago) link

That sounds like a Coscarelli horror movie

fentanyl young (Neanderthal), Friday, 20 January 2023 18:26 (two weeks ago) link

Brazilian outlet Piauí has resurfaced an incredible 2021 interview with George Santos, where he claimed he was just mugged on Fifth Avenue in broad daylight—they stole his *shoes*—and said he planned to donate his entire congressional salary to "four NGOs" https://t.co/n9PG6vuDW0

— Roger Sollenberger (@SollenbergerRC) January 20, 2023

mark s, Friday, 20 January 2023 19:49 (two weeks ago) link

the intersection he claims he was mugged at is one block from trump tower

checks out

mh, Friday, 20 January 2023 19:53 (two weeks ago) link

https://media.cnn.com/api/v1/images/stellar/prod/230120141217-01-george-santos-drag-queen-claims-brazil.jpg

A clearer photo of Kitara, but there's so much deep-fakery these days, this could've been made by a 14 year old for all we know

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 20 January 2023 19:58 (two weeks ago) link

In an interview with CNN, Rochards said that it’s Santos in the pictures, adding that she knew him from LGBTQ events he attended in the town of Niterói, near Rio de Janeiro, where she said he was well known in the gay community.

Rochards said she recognized Santos from a recent news report and dug up the old pictures but was surprised to learn that Santos was a Republican.

“I don’t know him now, I only knew him then,” she said.

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 20 January 2023 19:59 (two weeks ago) link

I once worked with a guy who was a pathological liar. Everyone knew it, but didn't really care because he was sort of childlike and his lies were of the variety of "I ran into Kanye West and he gave me a tape of his new album but then this guy dressed as Spiderman stole it from me on the bus."

that's more plausible than some of the Santos ones

mh, Friday, 20 January 2023 20:17 (two weeks ago) link

reminds me of when MTG was first elected and it was discovered she had a "sex guru" who was tracked down and interviewed and one of the things he said was "I thought I knew her pretty well, she was not like this at all". Madison Cawthorn has maybe a similar story. I know a lot of people were worried that we were gonna wind up with a lot of Trump-like figures in politics post 2016 but I think the reality is we're getting a bunch of Omarosas

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2023 20:39 (two weeks ago) link

The wife of a good friend of mine went to high school with Marge Taylor (as she was then known). Her recollection is that she was "completely unremarkable."

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 20 January 2023 20:42 (two weeks ago) link

There was a good article in the Atlantic about how all of these reactionary movements around the world (the author focused on Poland, but it was applicable to most of them) are really giving an opportunity for revenge to the utter mediocrities of the world.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 20 January 2023 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

I actually know very little about Santos' politics, the myth has greatly overshadowed any policy leanings.. is he trumpy?

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 20 January 2023 20:47 (two weeks ago) link

I'm thrilled to be joined on the Science Committee by my Republican colleague Dr. George Santos, winner of not only the Nobel Prize, but also the Fields Medal - the top prize in Mathematics - for his groundbreaking work with imaginary numbers. https://t.co/RJQ7eP8n8x

— Congressman Bill Foster (@RepBillFoster) January 20, 2023

ok I'm actually starting to come around on this guy

I know everyone is talking about how George Santos wrote a fake wiki that said he appeared on Hannah Montana, but I’m obsessed with his alleged movie that starred three of the actors from Batman and Robin. pic.twitter.com/x7ugThowYA

— Collin Murr (@CollinMurr) January 21, 2023

frogbs, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 14:09 (one week ago) link

Santos could barely keep his shit together while being interviewed on a friendly outlet (OAN.) The interviewer was giving him an easy out "People don't feel like you've made a sincere apology yet" and he just went off into "I have. I've done it three times. What is sincere anyway? How do you if I'm being sincere or not?"

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 17:56 (three days ago) link

What is "truth"? Webster defines it, as, among other things, "the property of being in accord with fact or reality". but what is a "fact"? webster defines it as "something that has actual existence". but what do those words mean? *john early face*

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 1 February 2023 18:51 (three days ago) link

what do you mean? you'd crucify your king?

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 19:00 (three days ago) link

is that the interview where he basically said "yeah I lied about a lot, but if I hadn't I probably would have lost, so what matters is I'm not gonna lie anymore"? hard to imagine a worse response than that.

frogbs, Wednesday, 1 February 2023 19:02 (three days ago) link

he's done no wrong
no, not the slightest thing!

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 19:03 (three days ago) link

I'm permanently creeped out by his "twink Henry Kissinger" vibe.
Also I think the Rs like him as a test balloon for blatant liars in the post-consequence era.

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 22:29 (three days ago) link

twink henry kissinger vibe

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 23:06 (three days ago) link

today truly one of the days that this board is showing how excellent it can still be, been laughing all day tbh

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 23:07 (three days ago) link

i've been waiting for some kind of article about the guy who lost to santos, robert zimmerman. as recently as a few weeks ago, there was no wikipedia photo for him, and it just seemed like he was an anonymous DNC shill who expected to coast to victory and lost to a guy who was not only lying about everything, but who had been exposed for lying about everything by a local conservative newspaper. the DNC and zimmerman didn't notice, i guess, or didn't bother to highlight it.

here's one!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2023/02/01/robert-zimmerman-george-santos/

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — The man who lost to George Santos looks like a winner. Chin up. Good humor. Clean-shaven, sparkly-eyed. Navy suit, flag pin, walnut-hued wingtips. Robert P. Zimmerman has dreamed for 40 years of being a congressman, and so Robert P. Zimmerman is still acting like a candidate, even as his would-be constituents greet him with a sympathetic tilt of the head, as if to say: I’m sorry for our loss.

“How are you?” two members of the local school board asked him, with near-simultaneous bereavement.

“Holding my head high!” Zimmerman replied, undefeated by defeat, as they walked into a luncheon Friday hosted by the League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset.

“As you should!” the women said.

In a banquet hall of fake flowers and real Rolexes, Zimmerman worked the luncheon as if his congressional race never ended, as if he didn’t lose by more than seven percentage points to a man who appears to be a bamboozling cipher and who has become — even by the putrid standards of Trump-era politics — a national embarrassment. Zimmerman, lifelong dream shunted to a near-term crusade, hustled around the clubhouse of the Harbor Links Golf Course.

“We’re going to get him out of office,” he told retired women wearing chunky necklaces, taking their crinkled hands in solemn fortitude.

He greeted library officials and town supervisors with the same pledge: “We’ll get him out of office.”

Isma Chaudhry, co-chair of the Islamic Center of Long Island’s board of trustees, breezed toward Zimmerman with words of affection and thanks.

“But I’m losing hope,” she said. “I’m getting exhausted.”

“We’re gonna get him out,” Zimmerman said, repeating his oath of officelessness.

One campaign is over, and another has begun: an urgent mutiny against a sitting congressman, led partly by his vanquished opponent. The residents of New York’s 3rd Congressional District, a 30-minute train ride from Manhattan, are pissed. They’re affluent and educated, by and large, and they got took. They feel empowered by a unifying rage; they feel powerless from the lack of speedy redress. Santos has refused to surrender, despite a cascade of alleged lies and deceptions and legal and ethics investigations.

“Trust me: No one’s more frustrated than me,” Zimmerman says. “There are a few times I shouted into my pillow: ‘Why didn’t this come out earlier?’”

...
At the Stop & Shop in Bay Terrace, Zimmerman joined citizens in collecting signatures for a letter asking McCarthy to expel Santos for his “lies, deceit, and likely fraud.” Wearing only a suit jacket in the 40-degree air, Zimmerman intercepted shoppers as they exited the store. Bayside resident Dan Cruz said he voted for Santos, called it a “big mistake,” and signed Zimmerman’s sheet.

“We’re gonna turn it around,” Zimmerman told him.

“We’re gonna pull through,” Zimmerman told the next person who walked out.

“We’re gonna make it happen,” Zimmerman told the next person.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 2 February 2023 01:35 (two days ago) link

Have you tried googling Robert Zimmerman's own pseudonym?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 February 2023 01:50 (two days ago) link

Rob Dylan?

StanM, Thursday, 2 February 2023 02:03 (two days ago) link

the answer my friend

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Thursday, 2 February 2023 02:08 (two days ago) link

The Santos, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 February 2023 02:09 (two days ago) link

Agh!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 February 2023 02:09 (two days ago) link

lyin' in the wind, surely.

nickn, Thursday, 2 February 2023 02:09 (two days ago) link

I was so much Devolder then; I'm younger than that now

forbidden fruit salad (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 2 February 2023 02:12 (two days ago) link

^ I'm pretty proud of that one tbh

forbidden fruit salad (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 2 February 2023 02:17 (two days ago) link

I don’t blame you, the pickings are rich.

“twink Kissinger vibe” is hilariously uncanny, can’t stop myself from (partly) stealing it

i saw mommy kissing twink henry kissinger (breastcrawl), Thursday, 2 February 2023 02:33 (two days ago) link

Santos is my Congressperson. I voted for one of the more progressive candidates because Zimmerman seemed like a total DNC hack.

Unfairport Convention (PBKR), Thursday, 2 February 2023 02:43 (two days ago) link

thanks PBKR

forbidden fruit salad (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 2 February 2023 02:46 (two days ago) link

Sorry :(

Otoh, I don't think Santos will finish his term.

Unfairport Convention (PBKR), Thursday, 2 February 2023 02:50 (two days ago) link

Thread title is already a Bob Dylan pun in the heart

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 2 February 2023 06:06 (two days ago) link

Santos in the Heart

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 February 2023 13:10 (two days ago) link

"You hurt the ones that I love best
And cover up the truth with lies.
One day you'll be in the ditch
Flies buzzin' around your eyes--
Blood on your saddle."

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Thursday, 2 February 2023 14:47 (two days ago) link

https://i.redd.it/v0uk3kknpdz41.jpg

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 February 2023 14:57 (two days ago) link

Lol at George Santos’s face lighting up when someone asked him about Drag Race. pic.twitter.com/CifCY0JTLY

— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) January 28, 2023

sault bae (voodoo chili), Thursday, 2 February 2023 15:18 (two days ago) link

Kinda trivial piece here about how yes, Santos is a loon; no, most people don't care.

Gift link = https://wapo.st/3HVBgW4

I would not be surprised if the data presented here were accurate - only media and political junkies care about this inside baseball stuff, all politicians lie, etc. - but there is something flippant about the tone, as if to say "no one cares, nothin' to see, move along."

Thing is, MSM outlets' following this story is already seen as hypocrisy / bias by the right.

If wapo / nyt go even more Full Santos, in the hopes of telling people to care more, it gives that argument ammunition, and inevitable backlash

forbidden fruit salad (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 3 February 2023 01:15 (yesterday) link

Congress is full of kooks, he's just a little more out there right now... I imagine most Americans neither know nor care about him

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 3 February 2023 01:23 (yesterday) link

- Santos fires a staffer, claiming the staffer's past made him untrustworthy.

- As he does so, Santos jokes that the staffer might secretly record him.

- The staffer says he would never do that.

- He, apparently, did.

- We got the recording. https://t.co/47hS6OKzGf

— John Light (@LightTweeting) February 3, 2023

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Friday, 3 February 2023 02:11 (yesterday) link

in a way i'm gonna miss Santos

Karl Malone, Friday, 3 February 2023 02:18 (yesterday) link

i've barely listening to that 25 minute recording, but in my very first random skip to the middle of it, santos starts talking about how he used to be a journalist, "hopes

"so they charged me with passing out a recording that they knew was illegal. here's the thing the thing - the supreme court of the united states - i was journalist at the time...i'm coming over here...and i hope that doesn't go anywhere... but anyway, the supreme court had ruled that journalists are allowed to publish things. so let's say charlie gets really mad at you and he goes to the wall street journal and gives them a bunch of information..."

someone in the room makes the incredibly smarmy joke "i have an NDA for 3 years...that i WILL hold you accountable too" *smarmy laughter, very fake, long* "...I love this kid!"

Santos laughs along, without realizing or caring that he's the butt of the joke, and continues to speak about whatever he's talking about with 100% confidence

then the person he's talking to mentions that he has a NDA "

Karl Malone, Friday, 3 February 2023 02:48 (yesterday) link

sorry, extra words scattered throughout that post. i'm just trying to say that he's getting owned by his underlings, who ALSO suck, and he doesn't seem to care

Karl Malone, Friday, 3 February 2023 02:49 (yesterday) link

mark s I wish to say that your thoughts on george santos are very delightful to me and merit publication, in a slim volume, maybe a limited edition with a nice tactile cover bearing the title THE GARBAGE IS HOME TO HIM

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 3 February 2023 02:51 (yesterday) link

ha ha Santos' staff must be thinking about how to scrub this job from their resumes

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Friday, 3 February 2023 14:39 (yesterday) link

SCOOP: George Santos told some potential donors he was a producer on the Broadway Spider-Man Musical. Turns out, that wasn't the case.https://t.co/3DeXL4vf63

— Laura Davison (@laurapdavison) February 3, 2023

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 3 February 2023 20:56 (yesterday) link

this guy is incredible

Turn off the dark

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Friday, 3 February 2023 21:07 (yesterday) link

he'll get a reality show & a book deal out of all this

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 3 February 2023 21:20 (yesterday) link

omg i finally realized who he really looks like - tobey maguire

ꙮ (map), Friday, 3 February 2023 21:21 (yesterday) link

he didn't produce Spider-Man, he was IN it.

sanguisug boggy bogg (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 February 2023 22:38 (yesterday) link

but why would you take credit for a notorious failure, goddammit he is so bad at being insane it's practically genius

Aloysius's delicious dishes of vicious fishes (cat), Friday, 3 February 2023 22:55 (yesterday) link

"hey, remember that space shuttle that blew up?" *snaps suspenders* "yeah, that was me. make yr checks out to devolder holdings, inc"

Aloysius's delicious dishes of vicious fishes (cat), Friday, 3 February 2023 22:58 (yesterday) link

or fuck, wait, maybe that's the point. "government is bad, put me in and i'll destroy that rascally government once and for all!" and the oligarchs are like finally, someone who gets it

Aloysius's delicious dishes of vicious fishes (cat), Friday, 3 February 2023 23:03 (yesterday) link

i heard it was george santos' idea to automatically put the U2 album on everyone's phone. that's how he met bono and got the spiderman production gig

Karl Malone, Friday, 3 February 2023 23:07 (yesterday) link

what that’s crazy he wrote that album and performed every instrument

scanner darkly, Friday, 3 February 2023 23:09 (yesterday) link

yeah, his performances were powerful on that album

Karl Malone, Friday, 3 February 2023 23:10 (yesterday) link

Santos / Devolder ‘24
Even Better Than The Real Thing

i saw mommy kissing twink henry kissinger (breastcrawl), Friday, 3 February 2023 23:18 (yesterday) link

even ignoring everything else about this guy...the crewneck sweater under the suit is such an odd look.

fetter, Friday, 3 February 2023 23:25 (yesterday) link

Santos bloody santos

forbidden fruit salad (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 4 February 2023 00:01 (two hours ago) link

Did I disappoint you
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth

We're George, but we're not the same

forbidden fruit salad (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 4 February 2023 00:04 (two hours ago) link


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