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Fly on Pence's head generates most buzz of VP debate

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By WILL WEISSERT

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It's quite symbolic what flies are attracted to.... I missed this debate, will probably try to watch it later.

11 ( +20 / -9 )

Well, if it had been a bee, there would have been a lot of positive things to say about the sweetness of the candidate..... but it was a fly...

8 ( +15 / -7 )

Some good memes going round already.

The idea that the fly was Pence’s first black friend was a decent one.

15 ( +22 / -7 )

What next, a survey/poll on where the fly settles?

And the significance to voter turn out?

Will the fly, define registration numbers or opinion/analysis of US/Global politics?

Heck will the fly launch and strive for office?

Vote fly

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

The fly will need to be tested now for COVID.

17 ( +20 / -3 )

Who won??.. Ask the fly..

https://twitter.com/RosaRF/status/1314033309945532417/photo/1

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Seriously Pence showed sign of COVID infection with his right eye being pink. Will not be surprised if it turns out he is infected now along with the dozens of others in the WH that Trump the Super Spreader President made ill.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

Sad that this is the focus of the meme makers and commenters on social media threads.

Says a lot.

-13 ( +5 / -18 )

probably a spy-bot trying to sway voters..................

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Sad that this is the focus of the meme makers and commenters on social media threads.

Says a lot.

Oh, come on. Trump doesn’t have a monopoly on name-calling and other childish nonsense. I must admit I laughed when he retweeted the infantile meme of him hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball. His retweet of another meme with him as Maverick from Top Gun blowing CNN out of the sky was more lavatorial fun.

Join in the fun. Politics is already either in the playground or the toilet.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

What is that old saying about something attracting flies?

9 ( +13 / -4 )

Sad that this is the focus of the meme makers and commenters on social media threads.

Says a lot.

Have you ever seen Officialtrump twitter feed? I’d imagine it couple be quite an eye opener for you, whichever one you are.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Are Trump supporters seriously whining about what people say on social media and not being serious?

Trump himself kicked off a candidates’ debate with a knob joke.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Trump himself kicked off a candidates’ debate with a knob joke.

The way he kept interrupting didn’t leave his opponent mush room to reply.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Seriously Pence showed sign of COVID infection with his right eye being pink.

What? Maybe Harris has it, she was sweating quite a bit...or maybe something else?

Will not be surprised if it turns out he is infected now along with the dozens of others in the WH that Trump the Super Spreader President made ill.

Of Harris passing it on to Biden.

-17 ( +2 / -19 )

And all the pundits say,

"That is a fly, on the white guy"

9 ( +11 / -2 )

What? Maybe Harris has it, she was sweating quite a bit...or maybe something else?

The usual on point answer with no speculation or diversion at all I see.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

The optics...

Damn, Trump must be pissed.

guessing he doesn’t like losers with flies on their heads.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I'm waiting for tweets on how the fly was planted by Democrats or Obama or Hillary

9 ( +9 / -0 )

No flies on her...

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Reminds me of the Breaking Bad episode 'The Fly'. Did nothing to advance the storyline but generated a lot of buzz, now considered one of the best moments in the entire series.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The timing of the black fly landing on Pence's white crown to feed on his pomade the moment Trump's constipated droning apologist disingenuously uttered the word "insult" was impeccable, so much so that tin-foil Republican conspiracy theorists are searching for an Obama angle. That a fly could so light up social media must be a damning comment on the lameness of the snoozefest talking points of two politicians who have no reliable road map for the covid-ridden country's future.

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Bernie Sanders gets a real cute little birdie, twittering away, on the podium. Birds like those won't approach unless they know you're a harmless, friendly guy. And all Pence got was a house fly. Life ain't fair, I tell ya.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

The fly didn't move for a while and seemed to like it there on Pence's head. Usually flies are attracted to stinky things, so maybe the fly liked the smell of Pence's hair tonic or body odor.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Who says Joe doesn't have a sense of humour?

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1314031047013732352

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Pence really should get that eye checked out. It could be a symptom of...never mind.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Besides kindergarten rant, anything of real substance to add to Harris's disappointing debate performance today?

lol you’re kidding right. Your contribution so far is visible to everyone.

Ok let’s try it your way:

No, Pence was disappointing.

And that red eye. Could be nothing or maybe....something else?

3 ( +6 / -3 )

"bass",

where and how was it disappointing? Not what others say!

Now, looking at Pence ... following in the footsteps of his master.

Interrupting, keeps on talking, repeats the same again and again .... and so on.

Now, that fly, that was the only interesting point concerning him (Pence, of course).

7 ( +8 / -1 )

If your “gotcha” moment of the night was dedicated to a fly on Mike Pence’s head, it’s because your team lost—

Badly.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

If your “gotcha” moment of the night was dedicated to a fly on Mike Pence’s head, it’s because your team lost—

Badly.

Lol yeah sure.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

It's not a "gotcha" moment, it's just very funny.

The gotcha moments would probably be Pence knowing nothing about prosecution, the economy, Covid, and refusing to answer even simple questions.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

lol you’re kidding right. Your contribution so far is visible to everyone.

As is yours.

Ok let’s try it your way:

No, Pence was disappointing.

Absolutely not.

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

where and how was it disappointing? Not what others say!

Why Harris can't answer a simple question on court packing, it's a very simple answer or Biden wanting or claiming to be transparent, but won't show us what kind of SC justice he would appoint given the chance.

Now, looking at Pence ... following in the footsteps of his master.

Biden is sure to follow Harris in her footsteps

Interrupting, keeps on talking, repeats the same again and again .... and so on.

Harris went over, interrupting and trying to play the role of a strong woman in charge, "I will not be lectured...'

Yes, Kamala....we know you are supposedly a tough woman, we get it.....

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

If your “gotcha” moment of the night was dedicated to a fly on Mike Pence’s head, it’s because your team lost—

It wasn't about winning or losing, it's about irony and karma. :)

The humor of a fly, generally attracted to areas like feces, where it can lay its eggs(what in the heck WAS that fly doing for two minutes, anyways???) on Pence's head was funny.

Metaphorically, the significance that it was a black fly on Pence's white head was irrevocably apt.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

The fly should not be underestimated.. Maybe that fly was an agent from the lefties trying to inject a 5G microchip so he could be tracked by Bill Gates??

6 ( +7 / -1 )

People, this bickering is distracting from the real facts...that the fly was attracted to this administrations bs

5 ( +7 / -2 )

The VP has obviously switched his allegiance to Beelzebub.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

When they go low, we go fly

7 ( +8 / -1 )

The truth is Trump used top secret NSA technology to convert himself into a fly.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

This from Twitter:

Wow, so Pence is just allowed to repeat whatever answers the fly told him?

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Mat be that candidate stinks that's why the fly settled on his head. I mean this metaphorically.

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When they go low, we go fly

It’s that Space Force tech. Forget the Biden secret earpiece. trump was piloting that fly and whispering answers directly through the implants in Pence’s hairpiece.

It’s so obvious when you think about it. So obvious there’s no need for any evidence, just take off your blinders and think about it.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Come on B4F...Compared to his boss, Pence was just disrupter lite, deflector lite and obfuscation lite. Both of them avoided answering certain questions

6 ( +6 / -0 )

By both of them I mean Harris and Pence

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Come on B4F...Compared to his boss, Pence was just disrupter lite, deflector lite and obfuscation lite.

He didn't, liberals are just upset because he kept his cool. Remember, Pence has been at this longer and Harris is still feeling her way through this, now if she would answer the questions it would be of a big help, but she's lying and she knows it that's why she won't answer the question of packing the courts.

Both of them avoided answering certain questions

Not really, Pence did, may not be the perfect, but he sure did compared to Harris.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Good luck shooing that fly away

3 ( +3 / -0 )

After this incident, I recommend installing fly swatters over both candidates' heads. They can also be employed whenever the candidate tells a clear lie.

"the average household income for a family of four increased by $4,000 following President Trump’s tax cuts."

WHAP!

https://www.policygenius.com/taxes/who-benefited-most-from-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act/

3 ( +4 / -1 )

It boggles the mind that followers of Trump, the tweet king himself, are all in a fuss about minor tweets making fun of a fly. Wow! Yet, conservatives don't bat an eye when he tweets a lie, or cyberbullies people.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Not really, Pence did, may not be the perfect, but he sure did compared to Harris

Pence's answer to "given Trump's age and ill-health, have you discussed succession procedures with him?" was "I think vaccines are good". This is not an answer to the question.

Pence's answer to "do you support banning abortion?" was "we killed General Soleimani". This is not an answer to the question.

Pence's answer to "what will you do if Trump loses the election and refuses to go through a peaceful transfer of power?" was "I don't like that Trump was impeached". This is not an answer to the question.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Taken down by a fly, what a turn up.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Taken down by a fly, what a turn up.

Only if you have a junior highschool mentality.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Only if you have a junior highschool mentality.

I can confirm that Republicans definitely do not have a junior high mentality. It'll take a few more years yet.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Pence dismantled Harris. So the entire media will talk about a rogue fly.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Pence won by a mile. He exudes Integrity. Harris exudes a whole lot of something nobody wants. She also yet again blatantly lied about Trump's repeated emphatic denouncement of White Supremacists. Clear confirmation the Democrats have got absolutely nothing...!

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

It was honestly just a pretty uninspiring debate apart from the extremely funny fly. Pence refused to answer most of his questions, Harris some of them, and the moderator was a joke.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

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