“According to Freud, the anus is the primary erogenous zone and pleasure is derived from controlling bladder and bowel movement. The major conflict issue during this stage is toilet training. A fixation at this stage can result in a personality that is too rigid or one that is too disordered.”
—“Anal stage,” Wikipedia
Conrad Black could be facing 20 years in a cell smaller than one of his wife’s celebrated wardrobes, after his conviction for looting the empire he once built…. Black resolutely refused to acknowledge any illegality, drawing a rebuke from the judge for describing the prosecutors as “Nazis” whose case was “hanging like a toilet seat around their necks”.
—James Bone, The Australian, July 16, 2007.
In prison, Black remains as smug as ever. He’s rarely allowed his mask of confidence to slip publicly, always maintaining that he will eventually clear his name. In the runup to his conviction, he variously described prosecutors as Nazis and pygmies and suggested the case was hanging “like a toilet seat” around their necks.
—Andrew Clark, The Guardian, Dec. 8, 2009.
Sussman was also running to the judge [about] my having told the Guardian, in an interview about Nixon…that the prosecution case “is hanging around their necks like a toilet seat.”
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, A Matter of Principle (2011).
The disintegration of the regime’s energy and environment policy, as the effort to provide 100 billion dollars a year for all of the world’s most oppressive countries as compensation for the effrontery of the advanced world’s using non-renewable energy to operate successful economies came down around President Obama’s ears like a toilet seat, and as cap-and-trade was revealed as unmitigated lunacy, was of a piece…with the rest of this “transformative” regime’s program….
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, National Review, Nov. 21, 2013.
Instead, Meighen tried to form a government…and it all came down and hung around their necks like toilet seats….
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, The Rise to Greatnesss: The History of Canada From the Vikings to the Present (2014).
The foolishness about Trump’s campaign collusion with Russia will soon be hanging around the neck of the Democrats like a toilet seat.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, National Review, May 2, 2017.
The allegation that there was any Russian collusion from the Trump campaign is absolute bunk and will come down around the heads of the Democrats like a toilet seat.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, in a video appearance before the House of Commons’ standing committee on foreign affairs and international trade, May 4, 2017.
The idea, frankly…that Trump would condone any collusion with a foreign power in his election campaign is insane. And anyone who says it is insane. And it’s going to come down around the ears of the Democratic Party like a toilet seat.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, Today, BBC Radio, May 12, 2017.