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Is this the most awkward thing on the internet?

Is this the most awkward thing on the internet?

We blog, you decide

This awkward little gem from Ted Cruz’s Vice Presidential announcement is bouncing its merry way around the internet. It’s like a train wreck — you want to look away, but you can’t:

Clearly, this is an illuminati hand signal of some sort. Or they’re in a gang. Or maybe they’re both accustomed to being the head honcho and neither is used to conceding in the dominance game? Also likely is that it took an entire 6 second to figure out how to grab hands.

But what do I know?

We blog, you decide.

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PrincetonAl | May 2, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Its the Pro-Amnesty secret handshake.

I promise to build a wall high enough to put every awkward handshaking immigrant behind it so you will never have to see another bad handshake.

Hey – Real leaders don’t hold hands – they have other people raise their hands in salute to them! This video is SAD!

… And no, my stubby little hands have nothing to do with my feelings on handshakes. That’s a lie cooked up by the media!

    RodFC in reply to amwick. | May 3, 2016 at 1:21 am

    There is speculation that one of the daughters, probably the eldest, gave her a little shove.

That’s it I will never visit this site again! You’re obviously pro illuminati and your bias is just too much to bear!


    malclave in reply to Zachary. | May 2, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    You’re obviously pro illuminati

    I used to play that card game. I never even knew there was a pro circuit.

    The Servants of Cthulhu use Texas to destroy California and win the game.

    (a guy can dream can’t he?)

Amwick that fall was only a 5/10 on the Kelsey Grammer scale.

One, two, three, four, I declare a thumb war!

Ragspierre | May 2, 2016 at 8:03 pm

To be fair, the Chinese are buying a condo AND a greased path to a green card.

And you T-rump suckers are buying a stinking, lying Collectistivist pig in a poke.

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | May 2, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    “I do a lotta business with China. And I love China. China’s fine. I made a lotta money with China. They have the biggest bank in the world, it’s my tenant in Manhattan in one of my buildings. Good tenant. Pays the rent on time. This is a serious … the bank has 400 million customers. That’s a big bank. That means that Citibank — I said to the head of the bank, “How big are you compared to, let’s say, Citibank?” And they said, “That is like a small subsidiary,” you know, it’s like. It’s true. It’s like a little bank, by comparison. But it’s my tenant. I have two big buildings: Bank of America Building in San Francisco, and 1290 Avenue of the Americas — one of the biggest buildings in New York, biggest floor place. And I got that through China. Not friendly. Unfriendly. It was a war. And it’s turned out to be a great deal with a wonderful partner. And we ended up making a fantastic deal. And they buy condos like they’re, uh, like they’re mashed potatoes from me. You understand. Like pancakes.”

    And you boobs are getting baited.

    Yeah, Der Donald. Some of us understand.

      practicalconservative in reply to Ragspierre. | May 3, 2016 at 5:47 am

      Political speech is ripe with encomiums dolloped out to one’s opponent.

      I have no doubt that “learned counsel” and “my good friend” grasps the innermost workings of human communication and is arguing a lost point before the unfriendly jury of the primary voter.

Nothing to worry about. It’s just a sign that Carly is number six.

Slow news day?

Ragspierre | May 2, 2016 at 8:35 pm


Gaghdad Bob Britt and others told us this was a “non-endorsement endorsement”, and that Pence wouldn’t stump with Cruz.


Hey Rags!
Some guy in a dress just took a dump in the ladies room. He plugged up the commode, it’s overflowing & you need to mop it up & wipe down the toilet!

And here I thought Ted Cruz was the grass roots candidate.
I can hear that refrain over and over again..”and we are running a grass roots campaign”. Sure you are Ted, sure you are…

    Milhouse in reply to Walter. | May 3, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Um, yes, it is a grassroots campaign. Did you bother reading the article you linked? It’s about what some rich Cruz supporters are doing with their own money, which they specifically did not donate to the campaign, but kept under their own control. This is money that by law must be kept completely separate from the campaign. They have to decide on their own if, when, where, and how to spend it, with no direction from the campaign. So what’s the story? That they’re obeying the law?! How is that news?

Is this the most awkward thing on the internet?

If the clip hadn’t been edited to make it look a lot worse, I might think it was something.

But…then again, probably not.

Zooming in on a 6 second handshake may be awkward for bloggers but not as awkward as the awkwardness of having posted a stupid post about a6 second handshake being followed-up with a post on The Closing of the American Mind.

Fantastic book by Allan Bloom, too bad it will be primarily ignored because too many are focused on 6 seconds of a handshake.

These days in America, Adults seem to be the minority of minorities. No wonder Trump and Clinton are leading the polling game.