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Vivek whateverthefuckhisnameis (Original Post) Aviation Pro Nov 2023 OP
In the Navy, we'd call him a "seagull manager" maxrandb Nov 2023 #1
max, you won the internet tonight with that comment. I laughed out loud Diamond_Dog Nov 2023 #3
It's replies like this that keep me reading DU. OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2023 #5
👏👏 Deuxcents Nov 2023 #7
In the Army and Air Force, they are called "90 Day Wonders." Archae Nov 2023 #13
Sounds exactly like... AmBlue Nov 2023 #16
Hahahaha! ismnotwasm Nov 2023 #28
OK, made my day! Abolishinist Nov 2023 #42
Yep, just wasting everybody's time with his nothing mouthings. brush Nov 2023 #2
He's chumming for MAGA! Mopar151 Nov 2023 #4
Is it possible he's acting? Nobody is that stupid or obnoxious ecstatic Nov 2023 #6
I believe his whole campaign is nothing more than auditioning for a show at Fox News. emulatorloo Nov 2023 #10
Oh come on ExWhoDoesntCare Nov 2023 #20
"...most frightening of all, they breed." 3catwoman3 Nov 2023 #32
The word "tool" immediately comes to mind. Initech Nov 2023 #8
He is gunning for VP MiniMe Nov 2023 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author BootinUp Nov 2023 #11
Pathetic Attempt to show he's the Cha Nov 2023 #12
Johnson. I'm pretty sure the name is Johnson. hay rick Nov 2023 #14
Vivek JoseBalow Nov 2023 #15
That's what I call him. Or just "Smarmy" for short. Crunchy Frog Nov 2023 #43
Kinda xenophobic sarisataka Nov 2023 #17
Beat me to it. WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2023 #18
Yup. He's a complete asshat but that's no reason EllieBC Nov 2023 #21
Yup, 100% agree, beat me to it obamanut2012 Nov 2023 #22
I agree. I don't like the "othering" of Indian and non-European origin names. Sky Jewels Nov 2023 #24
Comes across as a racist microaggression pinkstarburst Nov 2023 #30
Came to say it. mahina Nov 2023 #34
This sketch is about 25 years old, but it wouldn't hurt the OP to watch it muriel_volestrangler Nov 2023 #35
Either that, or lazy Retrograde Nov 2023 #39
I'm profoundly grateful for the damage he's doing. (nt) Paladin Nov 2023 #19
INFO: why did you spell his name like that instead of his actual name? obamanut2012 Nov 2023 #23
Try to power through it. BannonsLiver Nov 2023 #27
I love I am living in your head rent-free now -- you thread stalking me is cute AF obamanut2012 Nov 2023 #33
Absolutely agree. BannonsLiver Nov 2023 #25
I am no fan of Nikki Haley. She is merely Trump light in a dress. totodeinhere Nov 2023 #26
I enjoyed Vivek calling her Dick Cheney in heels!! womanofthehills Nov 2023 #37
How is this idiot considered a serious candidate LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #29
RAMA SWAMY maxsolomon Nov 2023 #31
A trick a Spanish teacher Retrograde Nov 2023 #40
Remember, fake rhymes with Vivek and smarmy rhymes Hassler Nov 2023 #36
Kick nt XanaDUer2 Nov 2023 #38
He is just another rich freak that just talks at us. pwb Nov 2023 #41

OAITW r.2.0

(23,260 posts)
5. It's replies like this that keep me reading DU.
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 10:32 PM
Nov 2023


I hope the admins create a way to showcase rec;d replies....

Archae

(46,198 posts)
13. In the Army and Air Force, they are called "90 Day Wonders."
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 11:27 PM
Nov 2023

2nd louies.

Fresh out of OTS and way too often full of themselves.

AmBlue

(3,049 posts)
16. Sounds exactly like...
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 04:46 AM
Nov 2023

...something my Dad, also a Navy man, would say and leave us kids rolling on the floor at the dinner table. Much to Mom's chagrin.

Abolishinist

(1,216 posts)
42. OK, made my day!
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 10:02 PM
Nov 2023

Our house is 500 yards from the ocean. Our neighbor's roof, at the top of the inverted "V", seems to attract Seagulls. They then swoop down to our backyard, hang out for a while, take a white poop, then leave. There have been times when I've gone out to chase them away, which doesn't always end well. More than once, they've crashed into the glass partitions at the end of our pool deck, which makes them upchuck. Seafood, I presume. A disgusting mess to clean up. And for those concerned, they fly away, apparently unharmed, just presumably hungry.

We also have a small window on a top-floor room, which is right above the roof. They like to peck on this, usually around 6:00 AM.

In conclusion, I don't like them. The problem being, in CA If you think you can take the gulls into your own hands, think again. They are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This is a federal law that requires a permit from Fish and Wildlife in order to harass or touch the adults, eggs, nests, or young chicks. While you are allowed to alter your roof to discourage nesting before the start of the breeding season, be sure to avoid disturbing the nests, eggs, and chicks during breeding season (which in La Jolla, seems to be May-September). Basically whenever you see a young gray chick, it’s off limits.

brush

(52,962 posts)
2. Yep, just wasting everybody's time with his nothing mouthings.
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 10:24 PM
Nov 2023

Everything he says we'd all be better off without having heard them.

ecstatic

(32,439 posts)
6. Is it possible he's acting? Nobody is that stupid or obnoxious
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 10:45 PM
Nov 2023

Tucker, Musk and Rogan should be hosting the debate? There's no way he was being serious.

 

ExWhoDoesntCare

(4,741 posts)
20. Oh come on
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 09:28 AM
Nov 2023

Yes, some people out there are that stupid. In fact, the number of very stupid people is quite high.

Where did you ever get the idea that people couldn't be this stupid? Have you never been in public?

See: MAGAts. Tens of millions of them--and they're all as dumb or dumber than this guy. They're everywhere, and, most frightening of all, they breed.

Initech

(99,791 posts)
8. The word "tool" immediately comes to mind.
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 10:48 PM
Nov 2023

He seems like the hall monitor type who got his jollies from reporting on kids smoking in the bathroom in high school.

Response to Aviation Pro (Original post)

EllieBC

(2,946 posts)
21. Yup. He's a complete asshat but that's no reason
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 09:35 AM
Nov 2023

to pretend his name is too confusing or hard to figure out.

pinkstarburst

(1,298 posts)
30. Comes across as a racist microaggression
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 12:09 PM
Nov 2023

If the OP has a hard time spelling Vivek Ramaswamy's last name correctly because it is long and has a lot of letters (I do too--I'm not the best speller), then look it up on Google before posting. But how would any of us feel if someone started a post about Kamala Harris and called her "Whateverthefuckhernameis" Harris the Vice President? Of course that would be seen as a racist microaggression, and rightly so.

Retrograde

(10,022 posts)
39. Either that, or lazy
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 09:47 PM
Nov 2023

I grew up with a Polish surname. That was fine as long as I was in the ethnic enclave where I lived, but when it came to dealing with the larger world I got the impression that a lot of people felt OK pronouncing and spelling the name any way they felt like. (Don't get me started on how the media pronounce Protosiewicz - Polish has phonetic spelling, it just doesn't use the same scheme English does)

"Ramaswamy" is not a difficult name for English speakers - or it shouldn't be if one takes the time to break it into syllables. Now he seems to be working on earning the nickname "ramasmary", but IMHO that's his own behavior.

obamanut2012

(25,850 posts)
33. I love I am living in your head rent-free now -- you thread stalking me is cute AF
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 12:55 PM
Nov 2023

Sorry, I am happily married.

totodeinhere

(12,999 posts)
26. I am no fan of Nikki Haley. She is merely Trump light in a dress.
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 11:46 AM
Nov 2023

However I did take delight when she called Vivek scum.

womanofthehills

(8,513 posts)
37. I enjoyed Vivek calling her Dick Cheney in heels!!
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 06:16 PM
Nov 2023

Enjoyed watching them go after each other. TicToc segment was good too - just keep arguing with each other you guys!!

maxsolomon

(32,784 posts)
31. RAMA SWAMY
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 12:12 PM
Nov 2023

Indian surnames are very easy to learn if you break them apart. Try it.

He's not a loon, he's an asshole. Even his HS classmates in Cincy thought so.

Retrograde

(10,022 posts)
40. A trick a Spanish teacher
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 09:51 PM
Nov 2023

taught me: start at the last syllable, then add syllables until you're comfortable saying the whole word.

Eg:
-my
-swamy
-maswamy
-Ramaswamy

pwb

(11,143 posts)
41. He is just another rich freak that just talks at us.
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 09:59 PM
Nov 2023

Like we are lucky to hear his shit opinion on anything.

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