Sunday Funday: Dick Tuck Passes Edition

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More on Tuck in the quiz.

Sam Bee made waves by using a pejorative for presidential daughter, senior administration advisor and receiver of special favors from China. The context in which Bee used the pejorative was a rant on the absolutely insane administration policy of tearing immigrant children from their parents. That lesson was naturally lost on our media which spent huge amounts of time clutching pearls over the use of a word but said almost nothing about the administration’s insane, inhumane policy.

Another totally strange week that was unlike any before. Let’s go!

  1. It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty, delta day. What happened?
  1. Next week, oral arguments will be heard in the case of Blumenthal v. Trump. The case concerns what clause of the Constitution?
  1. Harvard issued an estimate of deaths on Puerto Rico due to the hurricanes last year. Harvard’s estimate of 4645 deaths differed from the official death estimates of what?
  1. In the Ukraine, the reported murder of a reporter turned out the next day to be what?
  1. The second “thousand year storm” in two years caused massive flood damage in what Baltimore suburb?
  1. Dear Leader is once again using tariffs to attack our trading enemies. Which enemies did Dear Leader put tariffs on last week?
  1. One of the biggest news items last week was ABC cancelling “Roseanne” following the stars racist tweet. Who was the object of Roseanne’s racist tweet?
  1. In Paris a man dubbed “Spiderman” scaled an apartment building outside wall in order to do what?
  1. What presidential offspring called out Dear Leader’s faux outrage over Samantha Bee’s use of the “C” word noting that he met with Ted Nugent right after he called Hillary Clinton that word?
  1. Tapes released Thursday showed what lawyer for Dear Leader issuing an almost mob style threat to a journalist who wrote an article exposing Dear Leader’s “rape” of his first wife?
  1. Dear Leader, Jr. retweeted false attacks on George Soros claiming he was Nazi that was originally tweeted by what celebrity?
  1. Following last November’s election victories by Democrats in what state a bill was finally passed that would expand Medicaid?
  1. Surprisingly, what retiring congress member who was once a spreader of conspiracy theory stated last week that there was no FBI spy in the Trump 2016 campaign?
  1. Friday was the last day on the job for what controversial governor of Missouri?
  1. The California senate passed a bill that in California would restore what policy recently changed by the FCC?
  1. Rep. Thomas Garrett of Virginia became the 48th Republican to drop a re-election bid citing what reason?
  1. Evangelist Jesse Duplantis is asking his followers to pray he gets $54 Million so he can buy what? 
  1. “La Casa Pacifica” is for sale for $63.5 million. This was the home of what former president?
  1. Fans at Yankee Stadium gave a lusty Bronx cheer (BOO) when it was announced that it was what politician’s birthday Monday?
  1. Dick Tuck died last week at age 94. He was a Democratic consultant and strategist but was mostly known as a prankster who haunted one singular politician in particular – who?

Laurence Tribe  @tribelaw

Trump’s Dinesh D’Souza pardon today, on top of his pardons of Scooter Libby and Joe Arpaio, make sense only as an elephant-whistle to Michael Cohen & all who know damning things about Trump: protect me & I’ll have your back. Turn on me & your goose is cooked. More obstruction!


  1. Billie Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge – from the song “The Ode to Billie Joe”
  1. The Emoluments Clause – the president receiving gifts or money from foreign sources
  1. 64
  1. A plot to out those who’re to have the reporter killed
  1. Ellicott City, Md.
  1. Canada, the EU and Mexico. 
  1. Former Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett 
  1. Save a child who was 4 stories up on a ledge outside of his apartment balcony
  1. Chelsea Clinton. She was also an object of another Roseanne Barr hate tweet last week.
  1. Michael Cohen
  1. Roseanne Barr
  1. Virginia
  1. Trey Gowdy
  1. Eric Greitens
  1. Net neutrality
  1. Alcoholism and spend more time with his family
  1. A Falcon F7 luxury jet. Duplantis already has 3 jets 
  1. Richard Nixon. It was more commonly called San Clemente or the Western White House.
  1. Rudy Giuliani 
  1. Richard Nixon


The {Watergate} tapes confirm Nixon’s paranoia about Tuck. Conversations between Nixon and aides, including H.R. Haldeman, focused on the Republican’s plans to create a group that would engage in Tuck-like activities.

“Dick Tuck did that to me. Let’s get out what Dick Tuck did!” Nixon told Haldeman according to the transcripts.

<< snip >>

During the Watergate hearings in the Capitol Building, Tuck encountered H. R. Haldeman, who Nixon had cut loose the month before along with John Ehlichman.

“You started all of this,” said the ex-chief of staff of the White House.

Replied Tuck: “Yeah, Bob, but you guys ran it into the ground.”

The bio is a fairly short read. It is also funny and will give an interesting behind the scenes look you never saw before.

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