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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:57 AM

The best possible analogy I could come up with regarding John Bolton

Remember at the end of the original Jurassic Park, where everyone is cornered by the velociraptors and it looks like certain doom, and then all of a sudden, the giant T-Rex appears and starts attacking the velociraptors, allowing everyone a chance to escape?

John Bolton's that T-Rex.

He's a terrible, deadly cold blooded creature that no one in their right mind should ever embrace, but he still very well might serve a useful purpose in the end.

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Reply The best possible analogy I could come up with regarding John Bolton (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2019 OP
Siwsan Oct 2019 #1
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2019 #3
malaise Oct 2019 #2
dalton99a Oct 2019 #4
Glorfindel Oct 2019 #5
dewsgirl Oct 2019 #6
pecosbob Oct 2019 #7
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2019 #8
flibbitygiblets Oct 2019 #17
pecosbob Oct 2019 #22
AirmensMom Oct 2019 #25
flying_wahini Oct 2019 #33
JHB Oct 2019 #9
BlueMTexpat Oct 2019 #10
maddiemom Oct 2019 #37
docgee Oct 2019 #11
orangecrush Oct 2019 #12
gordianot Oct 2019 #13
defacto7 Oct 2019 #14
CrispyQ Oct 2019 #27
Jarqui Oct 2019 #15
flibbitygiblets Oct 2019 #20
colorado_ufo Oct 2019 #16
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2019 #18
rustysgurl Oct 2019 #19
yellowdogintexas Oct 2019 #23
Javaman Oct 2019 #21
pandr32 Oct 2019 #24
FakeNoose Oct 2019 #26
RVN VET71 Oct 2019 #28
LiberalLovinLug Oct 2019 #29
cab67 Oct 2019 #30
BadGimp Oct 2019 #31
Kaleva Oct 2019 #32
Takket Oct 2019 #34
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2019 #35
mercuryblues Oct 2019 #36

Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:01 AM

1. Bravo! Hope you don't mind if I share that analogy. It's brilliant!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:03 AM

3. Go to town. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:03 AM

2. That's brilliant

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:05 AM

4. Yep.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:06 AM

5. Thanks, Tommy_Carcetti. A most excellent analogy

John Bolton as Deus ex machina. I love it!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:08 AM

6. Nice.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:12 AM

7. As long as Giuliani gets eaten in the end, hiding in the crapper

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:14 AM

8. Ha ha! nt

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:29 AM

17. Oh yeah! The guy who gets eaten by the T-Rex on the toilet was a craven lawyer wasn't he?

Way to build on the analogy

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:40 AM

22. I thought it appropriate

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:21 AM

25. *snort*



Perfect! I'd go and see that!

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:56 PM

33. Got a great visual on that one!


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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:18 AM

9. I'm still partial to a traditional Looney Tunes analogy...

Gangsters Rocky and Mugsy are pirates trying to fire the cannon at an enemy ship, and are such bumblef**ks that it goes off in every direction except where they want to aim.

Yosemite Sam rants and raves at them, but noting improves their aim. Without Bugs around, Sam is left as the smartest one on the ship, finally jeers in disgust, lowers the ship's boat, and rows away toward the horizon as the the P.S. Cloisterfoch finally gets enough holes to send it to the bottom.

Yeah, that's wordy, bit people liked the T-Rex.

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Response to JHB (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:32 AM

10. True!

No one sane "likes" Bolton!

I personally LOVE BOTH analogies. But Bolton resembles Yosemite Sam more than he does a T-Rex, so there is an excellent argument for your analogy .

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:04 AM

37. Bolton, but even more so, Jeff Sessions...

Who could have imagined that these two "deplorables" have more honor than Donald Trump? It's all we need to know about our " stable genius."

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:34 AM

11. Good one!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:46 AM

12. Great analogy!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:04 AM

13. The best historical precedent I can site is Himmler and Gobbles.

They hated each other; one had a snappy uniform the other wore a suit. Neither were someone you would want to come near your children.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:11 AM

14. He's in it for himself and himsrlf alone.

That plays well in your analogy and against tRump to the hilt. When it's all over though, he'll have to be chained up to keep him from eating more than the velociraptors.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:26 AM

27. +1 for your last sentence! -nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:12 AM

15. A bunch of Nixon's gang went to jail

Bolton doesn't want to be a part of that club.

It is becoming increasingly probable that soon or eventually, some of those that are guilty will cut their losses to minimize their personal exposure.

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:33 AM

20. This. Bolton's crazy but he's not stupid like everyone else who's still working there.

And he's got an axe to grind, just make sure that axe is taken away from him after he "grinds" Orange Foolius & Co. (meaning, no more public service for that lunatic hawk).

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:23 AM

16. Great stuff!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:29 AM

18. Very good!

I couldn’t believe myself, cheering something that napalm-sipping CHICKENHAWK said!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:30 AM

19. Sometimes a T Rex can serve a useful purpose ...

... but that doesn't mean I want one sleeping at the foot of my bed.

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Response to rustysgurl (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:43 AM

23. as Charlie Pierce says every week

"Dinosaurs lived then to make us happy now"

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:36 AM

21. oh man, put spoilers in your title next time!

now I know how the impeachment ends. LOL

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:05 AM

24. Nice one!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:23 AM

26. This is brilliant

Tommy Carcetti you should add this post to your journal.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:27 AM

28. Excellent.

This should be done up as an editorial cartoon!

Even Bolton would love it -- because he wouldn't get the subtext about what a "terrible, deadly cold blooded creature" he is. (On the other hand, maybe he'd relish the description!)

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:40 AM

29. No analogy needed. I think all of these cretins big weakness is their arrogance

Trump, Pompeo, Giuliani, Bolton, all of his top appointees past and present. And you can throw in McConnell and Graham.

These are the biggest snowflakes on the planet. If they see that they are going to be used in any way to be the blame for some bad outcome, they will lash out in reaction against the others.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:49 PM

30. To borrow from Lord Vader...

...he may yet be of some use to us.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:06 PM

31. As analogies go, that's a good one.

Now I can't stop picturing Bolton standing there roarding with those tiny little alligator hands flapping around...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:14 PM

32. Trump and his minions will be turned into dino poop.

Looking for Trump

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:04 PM

34. you win DU for today LOLOLOL

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 05:34 AM

35. There's also this theory.

John Bolton as Captain Terrell from the Wrath of Khan?


Works for me.


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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 06:04 AM

36. I think he is Eugene from the walking Dead

Always scheming, plotting and lying to make himself seem more important and useful than what he really is. Hides from actual fighting. Sides with the enemy when it suits his ego. Always looking for who will butter his bread. All around basic weasel. Forced to do the right thing when death and destruction is about to be unleashed on the people that saved him and kept him alive for years. ( he joined a leader, Negan, who would threaten to kill him if he didn't do exactly what he wanted.)

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