White House Christmas Tree Arrives Days Early Because Trumps Will Be At Mar-A-Lago For Thanksgiving

The Associated Press reports:

Melania Trump, and son Barron, continued a time-honored, first lady tradition on Monday: receiving the official White House Christmas tree. A military band quartet played holiday tunes as a horse-drawn wagon carried the 19 1/2-foot Balsam fir from Wisconsin up the White House driveway. The tree usually arrives the day after Thanksgiving, but was delivered early this year to accommodate the Trumps, who are spending the holiday at their estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

  • the Trumps, who are spending the holiday at their estateRussian-funded money-laundering operation in Palm Beach, Florida.

    FIFY

    • Stubenville

      Is Mar-a-Logo too big to be considered a dacha?

      • FAEN

        Too big and too gawdy.

        • Galvestonian

          I don’t know about that — have you seen Putin’s little place on the Black Sea valued at over a billion dollars ? Also I understand that he also owns possibly a hundred more estates throughout Russia … just little palaces.

          • Robincho

            Ah, but he doesn’t confine himself to Russia. Not by a long shot…

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        • JT

          “Much better zan my first madame’s house.”

    • gothambear

      You are a great editor!

    • Happy_Housewife

      It’s not even an estate. It’s some sort of creepy private club/hotel.

      But the original Mar-a-Lago. That was an estate.

  • Guess

    I know one turkey I wouldn’t pardon.

  • Leo

    Holidays with Donald. UGH. Poor Barron. I hope Melania texts Hank Siemers.

  • Stubenville

    No shock, but I have inside information that the LED lights will be gold this year from friends at General Electric (who sponsored the lighting.)

    • Treant

      Will they light in a downward pattern one might even call a “shower?”

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: I’m sad that I don’t have the kind of magical powers that would cause the entire Trump administration to have this happen to them.

    https://youtu.be/pnamFerzNvw

    • That scene gave wee me nightmares for weeks.

  • Kruhn

    He couldn’t stay one extra day to receive the goddamned tree. Trump is the biggest asshole ever elected to the White House, and we’ve had a couple of bad ones. Even Andrew Johnson or Richard Nixon, were better human beings than this piece of work.

    • Robincho

      If by work you mean shit, then yes…

    • Happy_Housewife

      Well, in Trump’s defense, Richard Nixon and Andrew Johnson had wives. All Trump has is a russian operative who came to him as a mail order bride because no American woman would go near him.

  • Sam_Handwich

    i used to look forward to seeing the WH thanksgiving menu each year

    in a way i’m glad they won’t be there.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      It’s going to be really classy, with extra-large KFC buckets, gold-sprayed Big Gulp cups and two scoops of ice cream for Donnie. And Trump’s going to give the Secret Service guy a tip this time when he sends him out for Big Macs.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Instead of meal descriptions, there’s just combo numbers.

      #4 plus an apple pie.

  • safari

    Thanksgiving is a foreign concept to Donald.

    • FAEN

      Humanity is a foreign concept to him.

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • JT

      They’d have to remove it from Drumpf’s ass first.

    • ByronK

      I know Europe is “different” but Chris Christie’s buttplug does not really scream Christmas in my opinion.

      • Gerry Fisher

        It most certainly does scream, though.

    • another_steve

      I once had a boyfriend with that endowment.

      It still hurts.

      • Robincho

        What hurts, exactly? The loss of him?…

        • another_steve

          You’re disgusting, Robincho. You know exactly what I meant when I said “it still hurts.”

          You just want me to go into graphic and lurid detail (the thought of which, to be honest, just got me hard).

    • narutomania

      Plugging more art again, eh, Pollos?

    • charemor

      You are so bad. Come sit by me.

  • safari
    • Lazycrockett

      Haiti hasn’t recovered from the earthquake there is no way they can absorb 60,000 people.

      • safari

        Yup.

      • Also, many of the 60k are families who are political or cultural refugees (i.e., have members who are gay people, dissidents, etc.)

      • FAEN

        This administration doesn’t care about people who aren’t white.

        • Hank

          It also does not care about people who ARE white, unless their incomes is above $2,000,000

          • Todd20036

            And if your income is over 2 million a year, they’ll make exception for non whites. Isn’t that sweet?

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          They dont even care about white people either. This is Trump, inc. It isnt the usa anymore

      • BobSF_94117

        In related news, in order to prove they’re not entirely ogres, Trump officials announced that they will offer free tickets and travel expenses to Haitians returning to Haiti, as long as they agree to take a Puerto Rican with them…

    • MikeBx2

      Just in time for Thanksgiving.

    • FAEN

      God I hate these people. I really fucking hate these people and the damage they’re causing!

      • Todd20036

        But her emails? And she nearly fainted? And she isn’t cute and cuddly like Bernie is!

        I hate the far left Bernie fuckers more than even the Trumpanzees.

        The Trumpanzees have one excuse: They’re idiots.

        People on the left are supposed to know better.

        • FAEN

          Amen brother!

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Susan sarandon is forever on my shit list

    • TuuxKabin

      On Thanksgiving Day.

      • FAEN

        How the fuck can they be so cruel so casually?

    • teeveedub

      One of the saddest things about the systemic bigotry of the tRump administration is that stories like these get buried beneath an avalanche of shiny-object news stories. Well-meaning people can’t keep up with the daily shitstorm of dreadful actions on the part of 45*. One of my favorite sites for staying on top of the madness doesn’t even have this story – at least not yet:
      https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/

  • Leo

    OT3 Breaking. Politico: Ajit Pai’s beginning the end to net neutrality tomorrow…

    • AlternativeQuacks

      So much destruction in so little time.

    • Ninja0980

      Both parties are the same though right?

  • fuzzybits

    Any other time I would’ve watched this video,but not this time.

  • Leo

    OT4 Breaking: WaPo: 59K Haitians Temp. Status ending, must leave in 18 months

    • They’ve already begun to flee to Canada, sad to say.

  • Michael R

    Mike Flynn stole my Turkey

  • Leo

    This night. FUCK. UGH another one of those nights. Now I’m sad.

    Another excuse to drain the chardonnay bottle.

  • safari

    I get the feeling, based on the news tonight, that many unpopular things are going to be “passed” this week before the holiday.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Check out how many new candidates for federal judges are being interviewed by Congress every day — and approved — the last two weeks.

  • MikeBx2

    I hope Barron grows up to be the exact opposite of his father and brothers. You know, a good person.

    • safari

      It’d be due to Melania and not Donald, that’s for sure.

    • Leo

      Barron and Tiffany gonna be ki-ki’ng when this shit’s all over.

      Melania will run away with Hank Siemers.

      • Blake J Butler

        Really ? i thought she would bag another evil rich man to marry, since she could never make it on her own. You know do actual work.

        • Dazzer

          Depends on her divorce payment or how much she inherits in the will.

        • Reality.Bites

          But what evil rich man would want her? She’s somewhat aged out of that market and as a trophy wife she’s not all that much of a trophy.

          And in a very real sense, Donald Trump would be in bed with them every night.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Melania is a catch for some old, rich soft dicked 80 year old white guy who thinks its awsome he bagged trumpies ex

      • Robincho

        And the douche ran away with the spin…

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Trump wins Presidency.

    U.S. Taxpayers foot the bill for a four year long globe trotting boondoggle and golf outing.

    WWIII started because we didn’t sufficiently stroke his psychopathic ego.

    • safari

      Based on his comments this week, that is a distinct possibility. However, the head of the US nuclear arsenal says he will not carry out an “illegal” order to launch.

      • Shy Guy

        I fear this means he’ll get replaced by a yes-man.

      • wmforr

        As soon as any family member is indicted, that’s when I start to worry. He’s probably already asked the military if they have a bomb that will “just nuke Mueller”, but nuking North Korea to distract us from his criminality is a distinct possibility. And then of course canceling the 2012 elections.

    • FAEN

      But her emails!!! 🙄

  • safari

    O/T: Just because it hasn’t been brought up here that I’ve seen. Argentina hasn’t heard from a 44-person submarine since last Wednesday. A multi-national team is searching for the vessel. The sub can support life for about a week submerged.

    • Refugay

      Such a grim and terrifying situation.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      There was a report a few hours ago that they have located a “constant noise” in the area that sub is believed to have gone missing. Fingers crossed.

      • safari

        Unfortunately the latest update just dismissed the noise as being from the vessel.

    • Sam_Handwich

      🙁

  • Ham

    I got nothin’

    • another_steve

      Nonsense.

      There’s an inane comment for every one of Joe’s blog posts.

  • Lazycrockett
    • safari

      It looks like it’ll be a “working” holiday.

      • OdieDenCO

        just another meeting at the legitimate businessman’s social club

    • Leo

      Hmm. Devising strategy. That or living it up before time runs out. Robert Mercer funded an effort to retrieve Wikileaks hacked e-mails. He and his daughter will be in prison by the time this is all over. I’d bet good money on that.

      • Only if they’re picked up before they can flee to a non-extradition treaty nation.

        • AlternativeQuacks

          I like how you think. Their being all together could make things easy for Mueller.

        • Tor

          Aren’t most non-extradition countries pretty shitty?

          • agcons

            Andorra was the only one that wasn’t shitty, if I remember correctly.

      • wmforr

        If only. It seems that Blind Justice only gets the major criminal, these days–like a poor Black kid with an ounce of pot–and miss the petty criminals who steal billions.

    • Paula

      I am sure the Coast Guard had strict orders to let those vessels in without being searched or checked. How much Russian cash could be be hidden on a yacht that size?

      • safari

        Or Trump family members?

        • Helen Damnation™

          Heh, “anybody wanna ride? we are bullet & subpoena proof!”

      • gothambear

        where is the armed Russian submarine when you need it?

        • Paula

          Where are all the pirate submarines?

    • boobert

      MAKE THEM RELEASE THE VISITOR LOGS !!!!!!

      • SoCalGal20

        We should crowdfund a membership to be given to an undercover reporter to go in there for several months.

        • Robincho

          Now wire you suggesting such a far-fetched thing as this?…

          • Paula

            I am sure the Russians already have it wired.

      • Tor

        They don’t make people at that level sign in.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      If only they would crash into each other well within American waters.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Time for an unusual hurricane to suddenly hit.

      • wmforr

        I was so fucking pissed that the last one missed all of his properties. Where is God when you need him?

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    So where are Melanoma and Barren going to ?New York?

  • djcoastermark

    Well , the war on xmas has just been won. T rump just killed it.

  • Leo
  • FAEN

    Was it grown in Jina?

  • another_steve

    You goyim and your Christmas tree mishagas are very amusing.

    Thank you for the ongoing entertainment.

  • Tom Furgas

    Must not let national tradition interfere with personal plans, of course.

    • DaddyRay

      Can’t inconvenience the Russian Oligarchs

  • Treant

    Wait a second, you mean he’s NOT following the EXACT proscribed tradition we’ve had for AGES?

    Why the war on Christmas, DonCon?

    • Natty Enquirer

      More like a war on Thanksgiving.

      • Treant

        Hopefully next year it’ll be a war on decorating the prison toilet.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Well, they’re receiving a Xmas tree, so…

        • Tor

          It’s a fucking HOLIDAY fucking tree.

          • GanymedeRenard

            You must work for Starbucks! / s

  • GanymedeRenard

    Will the turkey be pardoned at a golf camp this year, or will the Idiot in Chief do it after Thanksgiving?

  • MikeBx2

    I do not believe for one second that Melania Trump appreciates this “time honored tradition” and her role in it. They should have kept the arrival for Friday, and eliminated her receiving it.

  • houstonray

    God how I hate that they are involved in all these wonderful and historic traditions. They demean the office and everything around it. Ugh.

    It just all feels so dirty after they get involved.

    • another_steve

      I want to put Jared on his stomach and stuff his ass with sweet potatoes and pecans.

      Kill me, but that’s what I want to do.

      • Hank

        Why not a kugel with raisons??? You could take your time getting it in!

        • another_steve

          My mama (may she rest in peace, Hank) made such a good kugel. Perfection.

          She left the recipe with us, and my gentile husband (a superb chef) makes it from time to time.

          To die for.

          • Hank

            Then you are set for a “threesome”!!! Kugel and all. LOL

            I am in NYC for my nephew’s sons bris. This morning I had TRUE NY bagels, lox, whitefish, babaganoush, greek salad, and danish!!!….. for lunch afterwards.

          • another_steve

            Ohmigod so jealous, Hank. 😉

            I left NYC in 1978. For professional/career purposes. I loved Brooklyn and would never have left the place otherwise.

            Oy, the bagels and the pizza.

            Outside of NYC, they don’t know from true bagels and true pizza.

          • charemor

            Hey! Chicago pizza.

          • Hank

            Chicago pizza, is a horse of a different color. When I lived in Chicago, I found a place in Boy’s Town on Broadway 3 blocks from Diversy, where I would get a Stuffed eggplant or pesto pizza. Unbelievable!

          • I lived on Belmont right near Broadway for a while near you.

          • another_steve

            Well, as a former New Yorker, all I can say is…

            Your Chicago pizza sucks cocks in hell!

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f1adaa9cbebd6c350b1fbe25ae2761d4ae25d7744da54f572089ec5e59d9b94.jpg

          • JT

            Fuck off!

          • Hank

            I agree Steve, no where outside of NYC can you find pizza or bagels, that are remotely as good as those in NYC. When I lived in DC, I would drive back with 3 dozen bagels to freeze.

          • another_steve

            Thank you thank you thank you, Hank.

            My husband is gentile.

            I’m starved for cultural affirmation.

      • houstonray

        That made me laugh.

      • CB

        Isn’t that called a “nutfucken?”

        • Todd20036

          No. That’s what I do, and it doesn’t require actual nuts, just the colloquial ones.

      • coram nobis

        Would you put some cranberry sauce on him?

        • another_steve

          My challenge will be to get the stench of that Ivanka bitch off of him.

          I’ve been googling for disinfectants and deodorants.

          • Tor

            White cider vinegar works wonders on most things.
            Tomato juice works on skunk spray.
            Baking soda.
            You can work wonders with stuff you have lying around the house.
            Ropes.

          • another_steve

            Thank you for those suggestions, Tor.

            I’m going to begin with Lysol and scouring pads, and see where that gets me.

          • Tor

            It’s a start. You’ll be back around to my suggestions. Just you watch!

          • Rolf

            I tried tomato juice. Useless.
            I tried urine. Useless (but after years of cleaning up after a dog that seemed to be strategically incontinent there was a perverse pleasure in that).
            I tried every deskunking formula known to man. Useless.

            Every time it got even slightly humid the ghost of that skunk was invoked to olfactory appearance until she finally shed her coat.

            Ugh.

          • Tor

            Condolences.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Ivanka-be-gone sold at rite aid

          • another_steve

            I’ve already looked into that, Stephen. You have to apply it every six hours for a minimum of four days. At my age and given my estimated life expectancy, I don’t have time for that.

            I’ll bathe Jared, ritually, and then we’ll recite the applicable purification prayers together.

            Quicker and more efficient.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Thats really got an odd coprophilic vibe to it there steve

        • another_steve

          Probably.

          But since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, it seems appropriate.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Weve got a conman squatter in the people’s house

  • Hank

    What about the Hanukah Menorah????

    • Treant

      Try again when Pence is “president.”

  • kanehau

    Hope he gets coal in his stocking.

  • Lazycrockett

    Maybe they will have Pence pardon the birds.

  • another_steve

    Ohmigod, I googled “tell me the reason for life, the universe and everything” … and look what came up!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/646c7cbaef2232bb08477a4650c452495eccdd152b177d2dbe15f3a333c8dcd8.jpg

    • Hank

      Jared will get jealous!!! However, this one looks like he can handle the sweet potatoes with pecans!

      • another_steve

        What I’d really like, Hank, is to spend the rest of my life worshiping the curve that begins with the upper extremity of his buttocks and ends with his navel.

        • Hank

          With Hands, Tongues and “Everything”, of course!!! 😇

    • MikeBx2

      Your googler is better than mine.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Google is for the innocent. Try searching that in Tumblr!

    • TexasBoy

      *sigh* Mine says 42, from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

    • Lazycrockett
      • another_steve

        Well that’s a real man you got goin’ there, Lazycrockett .

        Real men are labor-intensive. I mean, they’re much in demand – by us fairies and straight women alike – and take work to hold on to and control.

        That’s why it’s best to keep one’s fantasy options open and promiscuous.

        A better chance of succeeding.

      • Strkr

        You had better be into rope play…he’s into that shit hardcore

      • He is beautiful.

    • coram nobis

      Go now and ponder.

  • Blake J Butler
    • Leo

      I’m not gasping. Not missing a beat. Quite frankly I’m surprised we didn’t hear of this equivalence earlier. This is not new for the Heritage Foundation that openly admits to wanting a theocracy and eugenics based on race.

      Worth assessing and logging in this historical moment but let’s not act shocked either.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      They need to be called out on their whole “we will sacrifice children for tax cuts & deregulation and oligarchy rule.” Like Leo, I’m not shocked. I’m just angry that people refused to acknowledged this about them until they confessed on TV.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        They already sacrificed poor kids with their defunding CHIP……

    • DN

      meh – it’s Heritage. For several years, they were headed by Jim DeMint who said that jews shouldn’t teach in public schools. Oh wait, no, it was single mothers and gays.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Lazycrockett

      The rich demands their tax cut. Fuck everyone else. If it takes a pedophiole to get it done, Fine.

      • Tor

        Look at it this way. He’s not getting close to any of their daughters. So why care?

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Hell, I’m sure she’d peddle her own children for power.

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        She’d peddle them for more morticians makeup.

    • coram nobis

      The publishing houses would reject it as too ludicrous.

    • Lars Littlefield

      He’s a mormon, but he’s not a complete asshole.

      • Cuberly Deux

        I actually like the guy. One of the few conservatives that doesn’t couch criticism of the GOP with anti-Dem talking points.

    • Cuberly Deux

      The GOP so desperate for a “win” and 2018 campaign cash. How they’re going to spin their votes for the “tax” bill just ain’t gonna hold up. But I guess they think that shit ton of $$ headed their way via the Papa John’s types will save their bacon.

      I don’t think so.

  • safari
  • BobSF_94117

    Why do they drag the top on the street?

    • Tor

      I had go go back to the photo – I was hoping to find a hot dude top or similar.
      It’s either that, or drag the bottom. The branches bend this way. Also, they probably only had it on the wagon for the last 100 feet.

  • Leo

    Fuck the kids. We want our tax $. Our pool. Our jet. Our vacation. Burn them ALL.
    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/932786044793245696

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      What really needs to happen is for fundajelicals to be basically thought of as the same essence as Josh Duggar. They should no longer be able to claim the pedestal of morality because they confessed repeatedly on TV that they are all about naked power and would sacrifice any and all children for it.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Of the clips I’ve seen of Scamway doing her “thing”. Why do they end the clip before her brain fart? They keep showing her supposed dog whistle endorsement of Moore while omitting the fact that when she was confronted she KNEW she’d screwed the pooch. Turned into a rambling mess.

  • SoCalGal20

    Way OT but I need to vent about work. Feel free to skip.

    So I am a medical biller. I work at a third party billing company, meaning clients hire us to do their billing for them. And we have, imo, WAY too managers. The unit I’m in is going to be moving to Las Vegas at some point. They supposedly want us to move by February but lol. In order to that, though, they need to get as efficient as possible and basically able to function independently while we’re there. Keep in mind that they have this big plans to hire a bunch of billers in Las Vegas…sometime? This whole thing is and has been, one big clusterfuck. Today we have this Ops meeting with three layers of management where they proceed to tell us their production expectations for us, which are, of course, completely ridiculous. They came up with this number because one of the managers went to some other billing company where the follow up billers (that’s me) were getting out a certain number of accounts per so and SO SHOULD WE. Completely ignoring the fact that our setup is different than theirs, no information about what type of billing they were doing, what software they were using, what access they had to portals for their insurances, etc. And then, annoying manager of managers talks about how we’re going to be sent our production every week and it will be colorcoded and whoever is in the red will have to meet with management to go over how they can be more efficient. And everyday we have to send our lead an email explaining issues that we had which affect our production. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? They treat us like fucking children, make us waste time in these stupid meetings, and then bitch about us not meeting some pie-in-the-sky quotas. If anybody knows of any medical billing jobs in the San Diego area (or SoCal area in general) send them my way because I’m looking lol!

    • Treant

      BTDT, but as an application developer. My boss, one of six, but the primary one, knew nothing about programming. He proceeded to promise a major version change in a week.

      Yeah, try three months. “But I promised!”

      He ended up going back and apologizing because I wasn’t going to pull 19 hour days just to fail anyway. It was at that moment he decided my job was easy, a friend of his could do it, and he’d work on driving me out. It took two years; “put it in writing” works miracles.

      Only to find out that I was busy and don’t answer phone calls from old jobs that treated me badly…and it’s too bad your friend doesn’t know .NET. But it’s not my problem.

      • SoCalGal20

        Oh nice. Nothing like an unmeetable deadline!

        • Bad Tom

          And YOUR FAULT when you fail.

      • Natty Enquirer

        That’s when you magnanimously offer to do some consulting at an exhorbitant rate.

        • Treant

          Five thousand dollars an hour.

    • Maggie 4NoH8

      check out the posting’s for Cymetrix…

      https://www.navigant.com/careers

      • SoCalGal20

        Thanks!

    • Refugay

      Sorry. As the British say, “Keep your pecker up!”

      • SoCalGal20

        Thank you!

    • Lars Littlefield

      Has medical billing aways been your life’s dream? If not, it seems you have an opening door to find a new career and peace of mind in a different field.

      • SoCalGal20

        Haha I have done a variety of things. Medical billing is not my life’s dream but I actually do like it. One of the frustrating things is that I do like my job and what I do, it’s management being a pain in my ass that I don’t like.

        • JAKvirginia

          BINGO! I was going to say that after your original comment but thanks for bringing it up. Yes. Management. People who look at spreadsheets and workflow diagrams but never actually sit at a computer and handle the case load. That “managemenr” style is killing American business.

      • Refugay

        Brilliant investigative reporter comes to mind!

        • Lars Littlefield

          She would be good at that.

    • djcoastermark

      I’m sorry, but since my heart attack and several months later, additional stents, I have received over 500 bills/not bills from gawd knows who what. Hospitals, Insurance , medicare, good grief, I have lost track. I am now past the point of caring and just toss the bills into the recycling bin.

  • safari

    I can’t tell if this is good news or not
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/932786893829410816

    • Leo

      Wasn’t a lawsuit filed? With the judges twiddle their thumbs, hundreds die. This world. Sigh.

    • Treant

      Go back to Coney Island, Whitefish*!

      * The Coney Island Whitefish is a slang name for an unrolled, used condom found on the beach.

    • MikeBx2

      I see what you mean. After reading the article, I’m not sure either.

    • Hank

      They are just taking the money and running, fast and furiously, before anyone can get it back!!! Qu’elle Surprise!!! Look for them to launder it in Panama

      • Halou

        A Nov. 19 letter from Whitefish to the bankrupt utility, which was obtained by Bloomberg News, demands payment for work it has performed — and also more than $39 million “for anticipated demobilization costs.”

        They’re going to demobilise their entire subcontracted workforce unless they are paid to… demobilise their entire subcontracted workforce?

    • boobert

      They still make $83 million , and the work they did keeps failing ! I wouldn’t pay them a cent !

      • LesbianTippingHabits


        Donald Trump can certainly provide Puerto Rico good advice in this area – he never pays his bills. Never.

        • Tor

          Trumpy don’t care when it is someone else’s money.

          • LesbianTippingHabits


            Especially because it’s never his own, as well documented by David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post.

    • Lazycrockett

      pity.

    • houstonray

      Good news that it’s over and they are out of there, bad news that they made almost 1/3 of a $300,000,000 contract for what, 45 days work?

      God this administration is SO FUCKING CORRUPT.

      • Halou

        Swamp things.

    • Halou

      …. Whitefish charged as much as $240 an hour for workers, an amount the House Natural Resources Committee called “exorbitant.” The contract also assumed a 16-hour, seven-day work week, allowing contractors and subcontractors to charge Prepa for huge amounts of overtime, the committee said in a report released Nov. 13.

      …. Whitefish, which then had only two employees, received the contract. It is based in Whitefish, Montana, which is the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

      …. Among Whitefish’s financial backers are major donors to President Donald Trump.

      “This is what happens when shady contracts are signed without transparency,” Ramon Cruz, a former member of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission, the regulatory agency that oversees Prepa, said in an email. “To this date, we don’t know what Whitefish did and didn’t do.”

      • Tor

        I suspect there is more they didn’t do than they did do.

    • djcoastermark

      And less than 50 % of Puerto Rico has power. Good job Whitefish, you don’t deserve a cent.

  • kareemachan

    Why does Melanoma always stand so weirdly?

    • Treant

      The places where Dumpy pinches and hits her hurt when she stands up straight.

      (I wish I thought I were kidding about that…but, well, she’s made her bed, she can lie in it, and I have no sympathy for her under any circumstances).

      • Silver Badger

        She knew what she signed up for.

        • Treant

          Egg-zactly. It’s this or go back to Slovenia.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Her legs are always firmly clamped together when she’s around Donny.

    • Lazycrockett

      Bannon just took a ride.

  • JWC

    Trump even fucks up tradisions`

  • Ben in Oakland

    Who is that woman with whom trump is holding hands? I note it is not his wife, who chose hat family photo op moment not to be standing next to her husband. .

    • Tor

      I know it’s a crappy photo, but it’s not Trump.

      • Ben in Oakland

        You’re right. Mea culpa. I just assumed… you know…

  • safari
  • gaycuckhubby
  • Helen Damnation™

    Um, Barron is as tall as many of the adults in the pic. I thought he was, ten?

    • Tor

      and a half.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Treant

      I’ve always wondered how grandma is holding that turkey at that strange angle. Her wrists should be in severe pain.

      Also, Pervy Uncle Ned in the bottom right is staring at me again, but he told me last year I was too old for his home movies now.

      • Lazycrockett

        Whats up with the raw celery?

        • Treant

          Somehow, that’s been in every relish dish I’ve ever seen in my life. Nobody ever eats it unless they’re desperate.

          I’ll eat raw brocolli, cauliflower, scallions, any type of sweet or bell pepper, and so on. Green olives, sure. Raw celery…yuck.

          • Lazycrockett

            and there is not a bloody mary in sight.

          • Silver Badger

            Try some with a bit of peanut butter.

          • Treant

            I have to be the only person on the planet who doesn’t care for peanuts or peanut butter. It’s OK, and I can tolerate it on a saltine, but I really don’t like it.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            My mom used to serve celery with cream cheese and paprika. I still can’t recommend it though. Oh, yes, MIchele Bachmann has said that plain raw unadorned celery is her favorite food.

          • Treant

            It reminds her of the hard, bouncy, crisp dick that she isn’t getting.

            I confess to a great love of cauliflower. I go through a large head of the stuff every week. Sometimes two.

            So yes, I love head.

    • Tor

      That’s not real cranberry sauce. It came out of a Trader Joe’s tub; it was not extruded from the can.
      The only sides are celery, mystery dish and wax fruit?

      • Lazycrockett

        That’s right its not cranberry sauce unless it has the can grooves indented into it.

  • Ninja0980

    Will be going to NYC in a couple of weeks for a two day trip.
    Hope the orange turd stays far, far away.

    • Leo

      Closest he’ll probably get is the NJ golf course. Stay safe and have fun. Enjoy the holiday lights if you’re heading in that direction of the city. So pretty. 🙂

    • another_steve

      Say hi for me.

      The beloved place of my birth and upbringing.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Marshawn Lynchs mom with the clapback!

    https://twitter.com/MommaLynch24/status/932686328218599426

  • Talisman

    And how much more does this vacation cost the taxpayers?

    Not to mention speeding up the deliveries and other Thanksgiving events?

    • Lazycrockett

      The SS went broke what August?

  • Hue-Man

    I’ll counter with a good news Christmas tree story. Each year, Nova Scotia sends a Christmas tree to Boston to thank the city for the rapid assistance that was extended to Halifax 100 years ago. The Halifax explosion, which was the largest man-made explosion in history until the Hiroshima bomb, killed 2,000, wounded 9,000 and flattened the city. Thank you Boston.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-boston-christmas-tree-tradition-send-off-1.4408714 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/306333688932cdc18208f2947ca16d863223e8f13b076c197e07ff1f5f7ce487.jpg

    • Bad Tom

      You are most welcome!

  • Halou

    Will Trump pardon a turkey this Thanksgiving, or pardon the pro-Turkish foreign agent Mike Flynn? The guy who, aside from his loyalty to Russia, attempted to help kidnap a green card holder in Pennsylvania.

    • Treant

      I can’t see a Flynn pardon since he can then be compelled to testify.

      His own kids, he’ll pardon. Probably. Other than that, no.

    • Lazycrockett

      For Christmas Erodogan will get his Cleric Gulen under his tree.

    • another_steve

      Trump will pardon Roy Moore.

      A fellow sexual predator.

      • Halou

        pedos of a pod, and all that.

    • djcoastermark

      Of course tWump will pardon the 2 turkeys. Have you seen, they are pure white.

    • JAKvirginia

      Maybe he’ll pardon the entire country. Or at least think that’s what he’s doing. “No sir, it’s a bird, not the country.”

  • Natty Enquirer

    Rachel just now: “Processeez.” This is a pet peeve of mine. “Processes” is an English plural, not Greek. And for the Brits, “Los Angeles” is pronounced with an entirely made-up English pronunciation, not à La Grecque.

    • Treant

      Did you literally burst into flame?

      :-p

  • Refugay

    OT-I’d like to volunteer to spank Wesley Goodman.

  • fuzzybits
    • Treant

      Niiiice! Ours mostly went black the night we went from 70 to 20 and fell all at once.

      • Natty Enquirer

        The pistachios are all gold and orange around here just now.

        • Sam_Handwich

          you and your nuts!

      • Ninja0980

        Maples took their time but they finally turned red and orange for a week.
        With the snow and everything else though, they are all gone now but what a view it was.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Fall color in los angeles is nonexistent.

    • another_steve

      Lovely. Thanks.

      We’re surrounded mostly by tulip poplars, oaks, and other trees that turn mostly yellow/orange at this time of the year.

      • Tor

        Must be terrifying. Our lovely California trees stay green all year long.

        • another_steve

          On this I’m conflicted.

          Part of me, here in the northeast, sings out unto the heavens, “O Glorious Nature, how wise and beneficent of you to display your glory to us at this time of the year.”

          On the other hand, part of me cries out, “Fuck you, Nature. Give us back our leaves, you motherfucker.”

  • Lazycrockett

    Rachel I am not concerned one iota bout this administration’s staffers being buried in legal fees. Fuck em.

  • MikeBx2
    • Treant

      And if God can’t imagine it, that’s so fucked that you’ll need an oxygen tank.

    • another_steve

      I was circumcised according to strict Jewish tradition and feel that that affords me some protection from the coming wrath of God.

      • MikeBx2

        Well it damn well should. Otherwise, what’s the point?

  • fuzzybits

    Or flip it over to make a 6. https://i.redd.it/38yfhfy8pzyz.jpg

  • Lazycrockett

    So they have started to push to privatize Veteran’s benefits. Make sure to bring that up to your conservative kinfolk on Thanksgiving.

    • Treant

      “They’ll need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.”

      “Yeah, that’ll be easy with no medical care and no job prospects.”

      • Snarkaholic

        And with no bootstraps…because they have no boots…because they have no legs…because they can’t afford prosthetics!

  • safari

    Looks like Michigan will be losing the longest-serving representative in the US House.
    https://twitter.com/_cingraham/status/932808008412704768

    • safari
      • Tread

        Fucking gross. Toss them all out. Wholesale replacement.

    • MikeBx2

      Yep, I’d say he’s done.

    • Treant

      Is there any chance that the seat will flip Republican, do you think?

      • safari

        It is 100% urban in the Detroit area.

      • SoCalGal20

        Nope!

    • Sam_Handwich

      jesus h christ

      • another_steve

        Does the “h” stand for “Harold”?

        Harold, come in here already. You want me and your father to wait all day? I made you your favorite: a nice kugel with raisins. Your boyfriend is invited too.

        Your boyfriend seems nice, but I don’t like what you told us… about his mother being on her second husband and everything.

    • houstonray

      My God….seriously? Can we just start over. From scratch. All three branches? I’ve just lost all faith in the United States government. It’s a clusterfuck from top down.

      • Treant

        We’re well-known as one of the most corrupt and dishonest governments in the world. There are no checks and balances that matter, and no ethics enforcement that can’t be threatened off just by knowing the dirt on the committee people.

        • safari

          On the global scale, we’re actually pretty decent.

          • Treant

            I must disagree; a lot of Asian countries are billed as worse, but the bribery structure is well-understood and accessible to anybody. Plus it’s stable. What’s $200 to you is $200 to me, and to anybody else.

            Around here, it’s pay to play to the highest bidder.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Yup, the Communistssex predators are everywhere.

    • SoCalGal20

      It was time for him to retire anyway. How old is he? I saw him during one of the hearings and I thought when I was watching him that it was probably time for him to retire.

      • another_steve

        Girlfriend: Ageism is a bad thing.

        • SoCalGal20

          Look, there are lots of awesome people doing things at 70, 80, 90 plus that I can only dream of and aspire to. But, there comes a time when a person probably needs to retire. John Conyers is 88 years old. It’s time the man retired.

        • Tread

          Oh bullshit. If you have to be 35 to be president, you should be aged out of Congress.

    • houstonray

      OK, and I must add, I’m ready for the Republican pervs in congress to start getting outed now. Why are the leaks about Dems?

      You KNOW Creepy Cruz has some big time skeevy behavior hidden away…

      • safari

        Evidently the person who informed Buzzfeed about him was a woman who was fired for not accecpting his advances. The other tweet in this subthread talks about it.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        No doubt, but some things are best left undiscovered.
        I’m not sure the human mind can handle the kind of sick things a fiend like Cruz engages in.

        • Treant

          I’m waiting for, “He propositioned me and my 14 year old daughter! Then when we said no, he said my 9 year old son would do!”

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            Whatever scandal emerges and ensnares Cruz, you just know it’s gonna be so far beyond the creepiest scandal we’ve ever seen.

          • Treant

            “The electric fence is down! RUN! RUN!”

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            It will involve corpses and goats im sure

          • Snarkaholic

            “When he invited me over to play on the Slip-n-Slide, I had no idea he was referring to his hair grease-covered rubber bed sheets!” ~The 9 year-old son

        • houstonray

          But as a Texan who despises that man, I’m willing to hear it out…and then take a disinfecting shower….

      • AJ Drew

        Cruz is so skeevy he cock-blocks himself before he can even try. (Yay for that, at least.)

        https://i.ytimg.com/vi/N85Xe86ofPU/hqdefault.jpg

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Yay!!!

  • Treant

    What with all the bad news and Melanoma trying to pretend like she gives a shit, I’m going to go check out Hairy Dude Tube and see if any decent porn has been posted.

    (Oh, like I wouldn’t’ve done that anyway).

    • Cuberly Deux

      What is this hairy dude tube which you speak of?

      • another_steve

        ^^ Caught my attention too.

      • Sam_Handwich
        • Treant

          I am responsible for so much spilled seed tonight…

          • safari

            So many organsisms thanks to you.

        • Cuberly Deux

          Oh my, this may entail further exploration.

          Thanks. 😉

        • Silver Badger

          Very nice. Thank you.

    • Blake J Butler

      Oooh max Sargent in Mormon parody porn ? IN!

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I think this thread is being abandoned rapidly for “other” hirsute pursuits. I’m outta here!

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/laughing_ginger/status/932810606008324097
    This raises a red flag for me.
    Yes, Conyers needs to resign but someone who says date rape doesn’t exist and pushed the Pizzagate message does NOT have good intentions at heart.
    IMO, there is no way only Democrats are in this slush fund and the timing of it now raises a red flag.

    • Blake J Butler

      Why haven’t we been seeing republican congressmen and senators affairs come to light. Goodman was state not federal, bitcoin why is all the focus 100 percent on democrats that are already representatives excluding Moore for obvious reasons since he isn’t a senator, yet, hopefully not, but still……. yeah Alabama.

    • SoCalGal20

      Cernovich advocates rape. Why is Cernovich reporting on this “inspirational”?

      • Ninja0980

        Boggles my mind.
        You know he didn’t do this out of the goodness of his heart.

    • -M-

      Tangentially, the one bad thing about the various newsmen being exposed as predators now, is the timing. Obviously it needs to happen and should have happened much sooner, but I can’t help but worry that an unfortunate side-effect of this much needed reckoning may be that the media is distracted and temporarily weakened when we could really use intensive coverage of the Dotard and what’s going on in government. Nothing to do about it but point out when they drop the ball on those, this needs to come out and you can’t tell the victims to wait.

  • Happy_Housewife

    Why are the Trump men seemingly unable to button their suit jackets? They’re supposed to hotel people. Conrad Hilton and JW Marriott would be appalled.

    And while we’re on the topic, who wears a suit to accept a Christmas tree? God, Republicans are horrible people…..

    • another_steve

      Generally, gentiles have no sense of taste or protocol.

      Had Jesus been historically recalled and remembered as a nice Jewish boy, things would be so much nicer.

      • Sam_Handwich

        Generally, generalizations have been a basis for genocide, and a whole lot other shit.

        • Silver Badger

          It looks like you’re putting on a bit of holiday weight, Sam. Time for the Gym?

          • Sam_Handwich

            i can’t go to the gym. i’ll get molested. gropes and dicks are everywhere! very dangerous. Sad!

          • Silver Badger

            One would think of that as positive inducement to get in some gym time.

          • Adam King

            One more slice, you got a handsome triple-decker.

        • another_steve

          Sam, you’re one of my favorites on this blog.

          You understand that I was just camp-joshing, yes?

  • -M-

    O/T Some good comments on this Alabama dotcom article about when Roy first met Kayla if anybody wants to ‘like’ them. First one points out Roy hasn’t put forward any policies or named one thing he’d do for Alabama in the senate.
    https://t.co/P5y6Epd9H4

  • bkmn

    In that entire family I think the only true love that exists is between Melanoma and Barron. The rest tolerate each other as long as the money flows in but I do think she really cares about her son.

    • Sam_Handwich

      at least we learned today that he’s still alive

      • Silver Badger

        And getting tall.

        • Snarkaholic

          Good…tall enough to (hopefully) defend himself when Chump decides he needs someone to slap around.

    • Snarkaholic

      I hope she’s teaching him to at least try to be a decent person.

  • MikeBx2
    • SoCalGal20

      Don’t worry, Lil Kim, we already are.

    • Treant

      (tugs sleeve) Call him “old” or “impotent.” He hates that.

      • safari

        Or “millionaire”

    • another_steve

      Battle of the Idiots.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Tonight at 9pm on cbs.

    • Rocketman Kim probably gets off on knowing his insults of Dotard Trump have fans around the world. He should keep on insulting him in Shakespearean terms — and drive Trump nuts! It would be a riot.

  • SoCalGal20
    • another_steve

      Barack Obama was able to control and restrain Joe Biden’s “stupid mouth disease” for eight years.

      Future historians will record that as the political miracle of the 21st Century.

      • Tread

        His “stupid mouth” gave us the turnaround on gay marriage.

        • Lazycrockett

          He jumped the gun on what was an upcoming President speech.

          • Tread

            Which I’m totally fine with. His off the cuff remarks basically put everyone at ease when Obama made his support known.

  • Hue-Man

    Tonight, PBS (WGBH Boston) replaced Charlie Rose with Antiques Roadshow!

    So much brand destruction…

    • Hue-Man

      PBS Newshour led with the Charlie Rose story.

      • Lazycrockett

        Yeah reading over the articles, Rose was a real creep. Gross.

  • Lazycrockett

    https://twitter.com/ByronTau/status/932811217202229248

    This shit is gonna hurt the dems and the reps.

    • SoCalGal20

      But is that how they’re all paid out? The complainant in this case claimed she was fired because she wouldn’t go along with Conyers’s advances, correct? What about somebody not ever on the staff?

      • Lazycrockett

        From my understanding yes all SH settlements are paid out this way. The victim doesn’t “work” but gets paid.

        • Ninja0980

          I have a feeling the only predators we will find out about are the Democrats while the Republicans will be left alone.
          Not sad to see housecleaning done but this has all the markings of an planned hit to take the heat off Moore and make Democrats out to the party of predators.

          • Lazycrockett

            According to multiply sources at the moment there are two serving members of congress, one a Dem, one a Rep, that have been charged with SH. As of yet no one is coming forth.

        • William

          Then they get to pay taxes on that income.

          • Lazycrockett

            yep. So why quit.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: This recipe called Elvis Presley’s Favorite Poundcake strikes me as somewhat deadly and also something Melania could easily get Trump to gobble up.

    https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/elvis-presleys-favorite-pound-cake-232642

    2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened, plus additional for buttering pan

    3 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising; sift before measuring) plus additional for dusting

    3/4 teaspoon salt

    3 cups sugar

    7 large eggs, at room temperature 30 minutes

    2 teaspoons vanilla

    1 cup heavy cream

    • Lazycrockett

      Looks like your typical southern style of baking.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I immediately wanted to take out one cup of sugar and one cube of butter though I know that huge a deviation would really change the structure/flavor.

    • another_steve

      Part of the reason my friends remain friends with me is my deadly Pumpkin Cheese Cake, which I always make at Thanksgiving time.

      Real eggs. Real cream cheese. Real sugar.

      One slice reduces your life expectancy by six months.

      They love it.

      • jerry

        I’m not allowed at my sister’s house (T-giving and xmas) without bringing pumpkin rolls. And the last few years, I also make pumpkin cheesecake bars at xmas.

    • BeaverTales

      Probably, he loves fruitcake. I’ll regift him mine…more food coloring than actual fruit.

    • I just cooked up a batch of sugar-free Pumpkin Cranberry Walnut Spice Pound Cake and muffins using Pillsbury Splenda Sugar Free Yellow Cake Mix and lots of Stevia. Mom is a diabetic and I should not have sugar either. I just tried a muffin and it tasted OK but my mouth has the aftertaste of a meth lab. Seriously. I can’t get rid of it. I just should’ve cooked with sugar and not told my mother. Its disgusting.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/Nightbob3/status/932819821074448384
    Well yes asshole, when someone who says date rape doesn’t exist and says it’s okay to whip it out is being praised as a hero, that does raise the red flag.
    Should be noted on his twitter feed (I stomached it for a minute) he is calling out Republicans too but he is still a scumbag and NOT anyone we should look to as a hero.

  • BeaverTales

    Christmas without snow doesn’t sound very appealing, Florida is still digging out, right?

    I like the lights and an excuse to chill by the fireplace with some cold spiked eggnog. Christmas songs, not so much win, but okay…

    Cyber monday occasionally is worth it. So is the Grinch, Charlie Brown and Rudolf shows.

    • Treant

      I like it when the Grinch’s dick grows three inches that day.

    • Florida is OK. Puerto Rico is a disaster. The Keys and the Naples area have downed trees and eroded beaches, but we have pulled through. In Southeast Florida we lost about 15% of our old growth trees — but they will come back. It could have been worse. I am not sure about Jacksonville but they got it bad up there from flooding.

  • Bambino

    Of course there is a porn parody of the latest super hero flick.
    https://youtu.be/NO36-GECqNE

    • Ninja0980

      Too bad it’s on one of the lamest porn sites out there..

      • Lazycrockett

        Cant wait for the “in front of my salad” lady cameo. ugh.

        • Bambino

          In Wayne manor serve by Alfred no less.

        • Ninja0980

          I hate the fact how they could still push the straight man goes gay with guys that have been on several different sites and in some cases have been in scenes with close to 70 men.
          Laughable.

          • Bambino

            Wes Goodman beg to differ 😛

          • Treant

            I dunno, I lost my virginity about 15 times.

          • Lazycrockett

            I find the whole trend of inserting women in porn way too distracting. Plus I guess its done for humor, which is something Im not really looking for in porn.

          • Bambino

            They can’t do Justice League without Wonder Woman. Manila Luzon is the best cast of the bunch.

          • Lazycrockett

            Oh its not just this porn. men.com has been doing these women catching 2 men fucking for close to a year now. Like I said its very distracting during my viewing pleasure.

          • Ninja0980

            Same here.
            The women being in there at all is a turnoff.
            Stuff like that is why more people are turning to cam sites for their porn.

    • Treant

      Superdick, the Flesh, Dick Man and Throbbin’, Cockqua Man, and in a gay movie, Drag Woman.

      Unfortunately, Colby Keller. I’m boycotting him, which is easy because his work tends to be uninspired anyway. Also, Davey Wavey? Bitch. Please.

    • another_steve

      I found it mildly exciting.

      Anything that mildly excites me is much welcomed, these days.

    • Lazycrockett

      Im really surprised that Johnny Rapid is still doing porn. He’s been around for years, which is unusual for the twink set.

  • fuzzybits

    One of my favorite musicians,Bonobo. https://youtu.be/ArWQWAUoiSU

    • Tread

      I love Bonobo! I got to see them live this year and cried through a quarter of their set, it was so amazing.

      “Kerala” has been my song of the year.

      https://youtu.be/S0Q4gqBUs7c

      Have you heard of Moderat?

      • fuzzybits

        The video for that song is amazing too. My favorite album is Days To Come which I’ve listened to way too many times. Not familiar with Moderat.

  • Hue-Man

    O/T We’ve waited for this for a two years. I suppose we can wait another week…
    https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/932326227955793920

  • Spare me. The traffic increased dramatically in mid Palm Beach County starting Sunday with nouveau riche Trump trash and — at Mama Mia’s a dive in Boynton Beach, mom and I went to dinner and had Pizza and Manicotti (we do not drink)– the damn bill was $50! It normally is half that. The business owners might love it, but as someone once said, you learn to cherish and love the hot and sticky and wet summer months as a year-round Floridian. This boat btw is docked in Palm Beach, some Russian Oligarch owns it and is spending Turkey Day with the Trumps. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d75f11f4c9a82edaab77baf403e3174010f1f57fe138573ee9b507172e8d01d5.jpg

    • fuzzybits

      They trying to make up for losses because people will avoid the area? Still not a good thing if they want people to come back.

      • They have to live – I guess dinner for $25 a head is normal in some other areas right? Florida is dirt cheap in the summer, even in the expensive areas because no one wants to come here for the ‘canes, zika, and rain.

    • Treant

      I’d tolerate that about once and then it’s all, See You Next May.

      • All the charities are pulling out of Mar-a-Trasho. No one wants to hold benefits there. It is an embarrassment. Trump charged Susan Koman $175k for an event for one evening. They pulled out also.
        We are talking some serious fund raisers now. The old money will not be seen near the place. That is pure profit for Trump that is lost.
        https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/21/545090109/list-of-charities-shunning-trumps-mar-a-lago-resort-keeps-growing

        • Treant

          No surprise there, although I’m sure he’s stealing enough from the Treasury to make up for it.

        • boobert

          Old money always looked down on the moron and the rest of that tacky crowd. That’s why he has self esteem issues.

    • another_steve

      The mega-liners dock here at Baltimore, too. Floating cities of the wealthy.

      I don’t know what cruise line protocol is these days (I personally have never done a cruise thing), but I hope the passengers get to enjoy our fabulous Baltimore cuisine.

      Everything crab – to die for.

      • This is a yacht!!!!!!!! One guy owns it! It is over 500 feet long! Half the size of a aircraft carrier lengthwise!

      • Lazycrockett

        The Mercer’s are also planning a visit. I hope Mueller and the CIA having their listening devices honing in.

      • Cruises are good because they can be dirt cheap. You can get everything if you go off season for like $100 a night — food, room, drink, — like floating Vegas resorts.

        • another_steve

          My sister and her husband do the Caribbean cruises during hurricane season. Cheapest rates, then.

          Of course, you risk dying — but what the hell.

          You’re partying.

      • safari

        But I don’t eat crab. Or scrapple.

        • another_steve

          I will not fully love you until you repent of your sin, safari.

          In the order of divine immaculateness:

          (1) Anything composed by Johann Sebastian Bach;

          (2) Maryland crab cakes; and

          (3) Scrapple.

          • How do you eat Srapple? You must have to marinate the tiles FOREVER! Either that or use really bad MSG tenderizer!

          • another_steve

            Scrapple is the food of the gods. I did not know from it until I left New York City and moved here to Maryland.

            I like to say that scrapple is composed of the pig chazerai that the goyim cannot legally turn into sausage.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            Hate to note it, but Scrapple’s a PA thing, not an NYC thing.

            Hate to also note that I hate it.

          • another_steve

            Well you obviously haven’t experienced it correctly. A greasy diner is usually the best venue. Don’t go to a posh restaurant and expect to find quality scrapple.

            Here in the Baltimore area, we know the best greasy diners.

            These are the places you do not take your mother to when she’s visiting.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            You see, I always thought Scrapple was Amish. Not sure why….

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          … hon, scrapple’s not really food. I think it might be sawdust and sand with some guts and cornmeal. But it’s not food….

          • Snarkaholic

            In it’s raw state, it’s gray! I don’t eat grayish meat!

    • boobert

      He probably paid double for it to get that russian mob money cleaned up. You can only but so many trump properties these days without arousing suspicion !

    • boobert

      This is robert mercer’s boat. Now who do you think has more influence over the moron? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4cb4353b36d6d6f414dd8bcdcb121214a69600c9cff6dbfcdf60eb1b8968bcd9.jpg

  • fuzzybits

    Well,we’re getting Antiques Road Show right now. Charlie Rose comes on at midnight here usually.

  • OT- Since when are Asian guys not hot???????? I honestly don’t get it. I drool at Asian guys. Especially when they have hot oil all over them and they give you body to body smooth rubdowns. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6eabab81292da9c8ed3216f997d1fcca51b17125319c01e068d7b7b2dc14d57f.jpg

    • Cuberly Deux

      Wait, undesirable asian men was a thing?

      Where the fuck do they come up with this shit?

    • Blake J Butler

      I think its on the spectrum of gay guys that specify in writing on their dating and hookup pages and in person, no blacks, no asians, only white guys, masculine white guys no fems, etc.

      • We put up with people who write “looking for white guys only?” If you want it just don’t put it down in writing.

        • Blake J Butler

          Racist gay guys that will only date white guys ?

          Absolutely yes they exist, put up with ? fuck no.

          Try to call them out on their shit, and you’re talking to a trump supporter basically.

          • I will tell you a story. I went to a business function last year — I look pretty generic American, if you thought about it you might get that I am ethnically Jewish (whatever the hell that means ) but it is not “obvious” (again, whatever that means- we all don’t look like Woody Allen). I was talking to an associate’s new wife. She went to U of Penn, Trump’s school. Late 40’s, well educated and well off — He told me she grew up in Palm Beach County. The conversation went like this
            Me: Oh you grew up here! How was it when you were going to elementary school?
            Her: Really nice! The Jews were not living here then.
            I am not making this up. I just left the conversation, I was shocked. (Palm Beach County has seen a huge influx of ex-New Yorkers in the past 30 years). I did not want to push it but bigotry is there. I haven’t taken his phone calls since unless I have to — but man, what a thing to say!

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            WOW….just WOW!

          • Ninja0980

            Many of them ARE Trump supporters.
            Other then being gay, they are as racist, sexist etc as the rest of the Republicans.

          • Lazycrockett

            I have encountered more than a few guys that will no matter what is put in front of them will only date a certain color. “If only he was _____, I’d date him.”

      • Cuberly Deux

        There’s that, then there’s the gay white dudes that think they’re using racism in a conversation ironically, over and over and over.

        Gee, it’s as if it’s not “humor” at all.

    • Treant

      Personally, I don’t care for them, but on average, they’re way too hairless for me.

      Give me a nice fuzzball Scot. Or a hairy Welshman. Or a Turk.

      • Ah ok, but I think in general lots of guys and girls like Asian and Polynesian guys But yeah some people like bears that is ok. I don’t think they are undesirable in the gay community though.

        • Treant

          My ex tended toward the lightly-furred to hairless and he could totally get into an Asian guy. Or the other way around, whatever. 🙂

        • fuzzybits

          It goes way back and not just in the gay community. Asians have always been portrayed as sexless.

          • Lazycrockett

            Effeminate and small penised.

          • fuzzybits

            Yep.

          • If only this blog was adult rated, and I could share my photograph collection but actually that is not entirely true 🙂

          • Lazycrockett

            Im just talking in general gay culture. Rice Queen wasn’t a compliment.

          • Ninja0980

            Nope, same with snow queen etc.
            More hate of interracial gay couples in our community from all sides then folks want to admit.

          • AH! I get it now! For someone born in New York I can be incredibly literal 🙂

    • another_steve

      Ohmigod Asian men are incredibly hot. The smooth hairless look excites me.

      I equally enjoy the woofs, but a smooth Asian boy?

      Please.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/932e4ed299e3b12d6b8d381ed583bc54d01f3e6323d553c4b70761c926b66c42.jpg

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      I never understood the whole “I only date white guys” or conversely, black guys who say “I won’t date white guys”…sadly, racial prioritizing/biases exist in every culture/race. Maybe it’s because I was fortunate enough to be raised in several countries, but I can honestly say race was never a factor for me, the guy was either hot or not. Excluding on racial grounds alone is bigotry (I’m loathe to use the word racist since, again, it’s not only white guys who pull this shit), full stop. Again, for myself it was always, does he make me “ping.” As it turns out, I landed myself a beautiful half black/latino husbotter who is also pretty fem to my masc; he made me “ping”. Bottom line, if some guys want date exclusively their own race, I say fine…but you don’t know what you’re missing given the variations of colours, hues, builds and every cultural experience under the sun. Skittles says it best: Taste the Rainbow.

      • fuzzybits

        I was raised around every color you can think of so I don’t get it either. Also people throwing around the word “ugly”. Being a person who’s considered somewhat unusual looking I’ve always been attracted to those people.

      • I’ve been thinking about Stephen Curry — the NBA superstar who has tons of attitude and does Infiniti car commercial most of today actually. Damn he could dribble on my court anyday! I will taste his rainbow!

        https://youtu.be/ywBAaqS_OL8

        • Lazycrockett

          He has a great ass.

          • His voice and arms– I went to U of Maryland undergrad and lived in the jock dorm and became friends with the guys on the basketball team. Like him. Damn they are hot and know how to party :):):). I like athletes who are confident like that.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          Add in some Misty Copeland– and Phillip Glass. Pure Steph Curry Beauty.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikmd-vtRCqo

      • Treant

        Our area was fairly vanilla when I was growing up–white folks, some Latinos, and very, very few of anything else.

        I think I’m programmed because I find white guys and Latinos very attractive and, far more rarely, any other race. I do have a thing for Turks that’s all my own, though.

        • AJ Drew

          Ehh, I definitely have a type I like. [pause, thinking.] Oh, and one different type, too. Hmm… and yet another type. Hmm. Well, they all are men, and have good hygiene.

          …well…

        • Ninja0980

          My husband is Irish/Italian with some Greek and Turk thrown in.
          But’s he mine, ALL MINE!
          Ahem..

          • Treant

            Hairy chested? Trim? Fight you for him…

    • AJ Drew

      Hottie gym Asian guys aside, “nerdy” crazy smart lean Asian guys get my vote.

      • AJ Drew

        Oh wait, he doesn’t need to be Asian, just smart and lean…

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      I have always found Harry Shum Jr’s dancing to be hypnotic, partiucularly when paired with Muse.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjMb8o993-w

      And yes, he’s more than fine.

  • MikeBx2
  • Blake J Butler
    • And look like one of Roy Moore’s junior high school Alabama fantasies at the same time?

      • AJ Drew

        Ooh, look at the flowers, Roy, just look at the flowers!

    • Treant

      I don’t think I’d look at all convincing in that.

    • another_steve

      It’s probably time to institute mandatory strip-down examinations of all (presumably) pregnant women entering public venues.

  • BartmanLA

    Wanna bet the Trumps won’t even be in DC on Xmas either they’ll be at Mar-A-Lago spending even more hundreds of thousands of dollars on Secret Service renting golf carts for $400/hr and blocking residents from getting to their homes for HOURS on end simply because the Orange Baboon has a holiday party and only invites billionaire kissasses that want to get tax breaks from him in the budget! Why even have a damn tree? It’s just going to dry out and they won’t even look at it. Pathetic!

  • coram nobis

    The Mutual Billbear Hour presents Scheherazade for your late-night serenade.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obPucSY6sig

    • Sam_Handwich

      rip my corset off??

      • AJ Drew

        not required, but the sentiment is appreciated, always.

    • Mikey

      It’s over-played, it’s become cliché, it’s almost a compulsory “pops” requirement…. but DAMMIT Nikolai knew how to get maximum effect from minimum effective!!
      I love Scheherazade, I have it on my Walkman, and listen to it regularly.
      I use it when teaching orchestration and formal structure.

    • And for your consideration a work written at about the same time by another Russian composer Alexander Borodin – Polovtsian Dances from the Opera Prince Igor. The music is also “central asian” Russian inspired. https://youtu.be/FsTVF0Fu5_c

  • AJ Drew

    Well, when better than the holidays, with a few days off, to shred some old documents?

  • Ninja0980

    Continuing the taste in men discussion from below, I like all types except ones that are really, really hairy, have a lot of tats but will watch “movies” with them in certain cases.
    Only turn off is Prince Albert.
    Any scene with that, hell no.

    • Treant

      Oddly, I’ll take your castoff really, really hairy ones and we might fight over moderately hairy. Tats are OK, but there’s a limit and that’s based on how tasteful they are, not how many.

      PA? I’ve never played with one, so I wouldn’t know. Testicle piercings I’ve played with and I’m fine with that.

    • This is how dense I am. Seriously. I am thinking, why, his twins are adorable. I noticed this earlier today. DUH! The cock piercing! I am slow!
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1663db5b4ea0fa9a337699eab127fd8bb6711ccebbf193e0144ec8ef73649c5d.jpg

      • coram nobis

        “Do you have Prince Albert in a can-can?”

    • Lazycrockett

      Back hair freaks me out. I had a roommate my sophomore year in College who’s t shirts would rest on his shoulder, back and chest hair. It was like insulation.

    • another_steve

      Wait, wait…

      Are you insinuating that were Aidan Turner to present to you, you would say to him, “Sorry. Too hairy. Go away” ?

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/193611fb6c6fab187e7330123fe017ac56ba66a197284caa78914a820e88d11e.jpg

    • gaycuckhubby

      Ok. Im drunk enough to play. I like super hairy bottoms 😳

      • Treant

        Ditto.

        • gaycuckhubby

          And guys in glasses

          • Treant

            Neutral. Although that guy in the PetSmart ad does it for me. He’s way younger than my usual fare.

  • AJ Drew

    How did this thread about the WH Xmas tree devolve so quickly?

    Eh, ok. Here’s some classical music, ahem.

    https://youtu.be/UnSh-KPV7QQ?t=3m34s

    • another_steve

      Well, no other blog post in the history of blog faggotdom will have introduced more fairies to the music of Maurice Ravel than yours, AJ.

      • coram nobis

        Plenty of Ravel out there to contemplate.

        https://youtu.be/GKkeDqJBlK8

        • another_steve

          A truly beautiful piece, that.

          Ravel was a true genius and innovator in his day.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      What in the hell is that woman doing in there? Oh honey, I’m sorry sweetie but that’s barking up the wrong tree.

      • AJ Drew

        Eh, enjoy the fantasy, live in the moment…

      • Snarkaholic

        They’re desperately trying to sell tickets to at least a few straight men.

        • coram nobis

          I’d put the video of Jane Russell dancing through another group of athletic men singing “Ain’t Anybody Here For Love,” but it would break the mood.

          • AJ Drew

            I thought it added to the overall theme, but perhaps I’m just too artsy. Hey, were IS @greenmanTN?

          • AJ Drew

            well, the ensuing debate about “Australian crawl” might be amusing.

    • Ernest Endevor

      That is NOT how that is done AT ALL. Here is the real thing; ‘ography by the great Béjart danced by his long-time associate Jorge Donn. A very important artistic and personal relationship that should be a lesson to our younger gays. There are other versions at youtube.

      In Les Uns et Les Autres, Lelouch restages this with Donn and the Béjart company under the Arc de Triomphe for the film’s spectacular conclusion.

      https://youtu.be/m5CFJlzlGKM

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    NYC’s is from PA. It looks better. People come from around the world to see it. It isn’t linked in any way to Trump.

    And that’s how it should be.

    • Ernest Endevor

      The best one is in the Met.

  • coram nobis

    The White House Christmas tree isn’t holding our interest, and now for something more stately.

    https://youtu.be/MueWVRMFodk

    • AJ Drew

      So, BillBear has you on retainer?

      • coram nobis

        Just as an admirer — and since we’re still in autumn, here’s something seasonal, and luscious.

        https://youtu.be/gjN7LuiGMu4

        • AJ Drew

          I miss true fall colors; all here, at best, is muted yellows, other than the poison sumac which is a dependable true warning red.

          That Gluzunov adagio is a nice change from the now expected Vivaldi (also underestimated, but that’s another post later, perhaps.)

          • coram nobis

            It’s also “The Seasons”, but Glazunov has his own touches, notably the clarinet and oboe solos in this piece. The Autumn part of this work also has vivid allegro sections framing this adagio.

  • Cuberly Deux
    • Treant

      Was I the only one watching this and yelling, “GET TO THE SEX”?

      • coram nobis

        I kept wondering when the Twilight Zone would intrude.

        • Treant

          Something, anything, to disturb their revoltingly perfect little lives…

          • coram nobis

            “Anytown America in the Eisenhower years, unaware that they are animated mannequins — in the Twilight Zone.”

        • Treant

          I know!

          Dad: I’m fucking my secretary.
          Junior: I’m fucking your secretary.
          Tyke: I nurse off your secretary.
          Mom: I’m fucking your secretary.
          Sis: This is why people hate Alabama.

          • coram nobis

            Older Son: Dad, your boss says he wants me to carry his luggage to his vacation in Aspen where he can show me his sun lamp. Just the two of us talking business.

          • Treant

            He says there’s swimming, but I won’t need my trunks.

          • coram nobis

            Yes indeedy.

          • AJ Drew

            Dad: Son, being a luggage lifter could introduce you to a world of connections, and be profitable, to boot! But… remember to just never tell anyone about it.

    • Snarkaholic

      For the diehard MST3K fans, here are some soundless, color outtakes of this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyhH29lISfc&list=LLNN4V3F-hs3Q-umKSfZIttw&index=16

    • AJ Drew

      “unemotional conversation aids digestion.”

      Aha, there’s my wish to us all for anyone expected to attend a family T-day dinner.

      • Treant

        I guarantee my cousin will be presented with “Speak to the Hand” at least once.

        • AJ Drew

          It ain’t a family gathering unless hot cross buns (or Pepperidge Farm rolls) are thrown across the table.

          • Treant

            That does make it more fun, yes! We set the standard at one discussion on why Guns are Great in front of guests who really can’t reply or it’d be tasteless.

    • BeaverTales

      This dinner is like a ceremony at Buckingham Palace compared to my family’s ritual. We were like a pack of hungry wolves on Thanksgiving, and didn’t wait for anyone to be served. We had StoveTop stuffing, Schilling brown gravy mix, canned corn and sliced Butterball turkey on paper plates.

      If you were a guest, you were wandering through the different kitchen stations fixing your own plate out of the same pot the dish was cooked in. Unless you were royalty, you had to scoop the cranberry sauce out of the can yourself. We never said grace unless we had guests.

      Mom hated cooking. Being the queer one, I helped mom cook while my brother and dad watched sportsball. We typically ate on TV trays in the living room, with the dog wandering among family members begging for scraps, just like every other night. The dinner table was for doing homework and paying bills and cleaning it off for an actual dinner caused chaos.

      We were definitely upper lower class to lower middle class. In our minds, only poor people had to cook everything from scratch. If you ate out of a box, you had money. Now the Rich eat food cooked from scratch and the Poor eat out of boxes.

      • I was picking up some odds and ends we were out of at the grocery yesterday. The store was PACKED! Every aisle was filled to the brim with shoppers. While waiting in line to turn out of the cereal aisle I said the the shopper next to me, “Why is the store so packed?”

        She replied, “Well, the holiday ya know.”

        I nodded and smiled and went on my merry way, only to wake up this morning to realize that Thanksgiving is Thursday!

        sigh.

  • Friday

    Someone missed a perfect opportunity to have our holiday tree go up when the fricking Drumphs weren’t there.

  • blackstar
  • blackstar
  • Lazycrockett
    • AJ Drew

      Pbbt, they should go after Ivanka first for child labor violations. At the very least there’s a more direct connection there.

    • Treant

      WTF? While it’s not like anything’s going to happen to him given his discretionary powers, is there any ethical boundary the Republicans won’t simply bash their way through?

  • Michael R
    • AJ Drew

      “Ooh, our new tablecloth!”

    • Dazzer

      The weird thing is that although Louise Linton is a (mediocre) actress in her own right, the only person I can see playing her in a movie of her life is Cate Blanchett.

      Every time she appears in public it looks like she is trying to perform a story – and doing it incredibly badly.

      Frankly, she’d have been fired as a spear-carrier in the Royal Shakespeare Company because she was emoting too much.

      • Ernest Endevor

        I think she’s one of those people who go through life hearing the movie soundtrack play behind everything they do.

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  • Rob NYNY

    Who is the guy on the left who looks like he’s wearing a borrowed suit for a job interview as a security guard?

  • TuuxKabin

    OT: except for the holiday. We’re going to a movie for the first time in . . . ages:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW9DU2481rU

    • djcoastermark

      That looks too too cute.

      • TuuxKabin

        It is. And that’s why we’re going.

    • SoCalGal20

      Yes! I’m going to see it too!

      • TuuxKabin

        Got a lil’ tearied up. It’s really gorgeous. But 10 pm showing? We’ll see.

    • SoCalGal20

      If you haven’t seen it also check out another animated Dia de los Muertos film that came out a few years ago called The Book of Life.

      • TuuxKabin

        Will do. Thank you. With the recent loss of a close cousin, just before Dia de los Muertos, it is, as usual, all in the timing. Hope you have a nice holiday.

        • Oh, I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and pats dear.

          • TuuxKabin

            Thank you Biki. She was one hell of a nasty woman warrior. We were fortunate to see her on the trip in August and spend two days with her. We returned to NYC, a week later a CT of the head showed a tumor on the brain. She lived another six weeks. One of the reasons I want to see Coco. A lot of research was done to make it authentic and traditional. We had a small ofrenda for her, and others, as we do every year. The loss/discovery feeling always slows me down for a while. Hugs and a pat well felt and returned. Saludos.

          • Oh my, she went so quickly! It’s fantastic you had two wonderful days with her, those days will be cherished memories.

            I watched the new Smurf movie the other day in honor of my sister in law. She adored them and was so sad when it went off the air. She would have loved the movie, it was mostly about Smurfette, her favorite character, and I could almost hear her laughing at times.

          • TuuxKabin

            Yes. More cherished memories. She gave so many and so much. Hope she’s restin’, but have the feeling she’s raisin’ hell one place or another.
            I’ve found, with friends and relations that have gone on ahead of us, I feel closer to them. Their physical being is all that’s gone, and I can conjure them up in my heart and mind ‘as needed.’ Wish we could see Coco with her daughters, in California. I sent them the trailer link and told them to get out a hankie, and take a few if and when they go see it. The trailer pulled me in like nothing ever has before, since as a child, Disney’s film. May as well return to the magic. Hope you’re doing well and enjoying some cooler autumn weather. Happy holidaze.

  • TexasBoy

    And Trump’s response:

    Don’t expect us to hang around this dump waiting on something as mundane as a Christmas Tree. We’re starting a new Presidential tradition. Spend the Thanksgiving Holidays being thankful around lots of other rich people. I also have to make sure my lowlife, poor, immigrant employees are earning their minimum wage checks.

  • EdA

    But undoubtedly the Trump family will continue the tradition of serving Thanksgiving meals with members of the Armed Forces and/or helping serve meals at homeless shelters. (Anybody else remember the photo op of Paul Ryan from several years ago washing clean pots to show how much he really really cares?)

  • Sad isn’t it how little time cheetolini spends in the White House? Instead of treating it as one of the premier power centers of the world and a house that is filled with history, he flees from the residence every chance he gets. Do you suppose it’s because he wasn’t allowed to redecorate the entire residence in gold, gold and marble?

  • justmeeeee

    Do we think Baron’s going to end as creepy and oily looking as his two half brothers, or does he have a shot at a reasonably normal appearance?

  • wmforr

    Over the river and through the sand,
    To Big Daddies resort we go…

  • TO BLACKS

    If Trump isn’t grabbing Melania’s PUSSY, I’ll do it for him. I’d love to stick my face in her BUSH and lick her SHITTER too.