Mar-A-Lago Hikes Ticket Prices For New Year’s Eve

Politico reports:

Partying with President Donald Trump on New Year’s Eve is getting more expensive. Ticket prices for the annual Dec. 31 bash at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in South Florida are going up to $600 for dues-paying members and $750 for their guests, according to members of the private Palm Beach club. Last year’s tickets went for $525 for members and $575 for guests.

Last December, Trump staffers defended Mar-a-Lago selling tickets for the event at a time when Trump was still working on a plan to address ethics concerns associated with becoming president while owning a vast real estate, hotel, golf and branding enterprise. The 2017 event was a sellout, and one Mar-a-Lago member said this year’s party is nearly booked-up, too.

Trump is expected to attend once again and the FAA has issued a “VIP Movement” alert for Palm Beach.

  • fuzzybits

    Here’s hoping for a breakout of botulism.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Tomcat

      Slerp, slerp, slerp.

    • Treant

      Sigh. Foreplay is nice, but really? Just suck his cock already.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        He’d have to get the gag ball out of his mouth first.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        It’s comments like this that make me almost want to give up cocksucking forever.

        • Treant

          Sorry about that.

      • zhera

        He can’t find it.

    • So we’ve moved from Trump as Mussolini to Trump as Stalin.

      • coram nobis

        Stalin was never this ostentatious. Try Emperor Nero as a simile.

    • Tread

      He’s holding himself like that because the dementia tremors have started.

    • BearEyes

      he doesn’t care how crappy something is or how badly he screws others.
      To him, a win is a win so he can boast and brag in the signing ceremony.

  • Tomcat

    Nothing is too good for the King of the GOP.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    And the clueless, soul less hookers in attendance are an added bonus to ring in the new year.

    But enough about Melania and Ivanka.

  • coram nobis

    Loud, Ostentatious and Megalomanic.

    There, fixed it.

  • Lazycrockett

    “VIP Moment” = Pussy Grabbin

  • Treant

    Isn’t Mass-a-Grifto also suffering from local problems and lowered attendance?

    • Boreal

      Every time the shitgibbon visits, it tanks local business because all the roads, etc are shut down.

      • Treant

        It almost sounds like they should raise local taxes on the top tier…

        • Boreal

          Why do you want to oppress job creators?

        • TampaDink

          No way! The only means to combat this problem is to cut spending on the poor & middle class!
          /sarcasm.

  • Boreal

    Please, blessed FSM, grant my prayer.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/rDMmUe8XcKIqk/giphy.gif

  • Bluto

    E M O L U M E N T S.

    • Boreal

      That only counts with democratic presidents.

      • coram nobis

        Except I never heard the word before Donald came along. I would’ve assumed that emoluments came in 12 oz. bottles by Jergens, $4.99 at CVS.

        And I had two semesters of Con. Law and the word never came up there either.

      • jerry

        Yeah, remember when they made Jimmy Carter sell the peanut farm, because there remotely could be a possibility of a conflict? Good times.

        • bzrd

          yes, they counted every peanut

    • Robincho

      Emoluments would be MY Santa Clause this year… 😉

    • Gayer Than Thou

      They keep my skin looking soft and youthful!

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Sung to the tune of the M I C K E Y M O U S E theme song.

  • Fools and their money.

    • Treant

      Get more money from grifting tax cuts.

  • JWC

    with the biggest crowds and all the best guest people are sayin

  • Tomcat

    I feel violated by Trump and CONgress.

  • Bambino

    VIP Movement? So there are golden shower and scat in the party?

    • Tawreos

      Those are a few of Trump’s favorite things

    • RoFaWh

      It’s like Nero’s famous dining room in the Golden Palace: the ceiling opened and goodies showered down.

  • Tawreos

    A rip off at 1/16 the price.

  • DisqusD37
  • Max_1
  • Keith D Plane

    what fun….a white trash party….

  • Bluto
  • Bambino

    If someone given me the tickets I would have donated to the homeless. At least they will get a free meal out of it.

  • I’m praying for a Biblical infestation of locusts and frogs raining from the Heavens.

    • Tomcat

      I would settle for 100 honest IRS agents.

  • Boreal

    OT:
    Season’s greetings to Joe and all my fellow heathens here at JMG.

    https://www.venganza.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/shrine.jpg

    • Treant

      Axial tilt is the reason for the season! Although it was an hour ago and the sun is already headed northward again.

      • Tomcat

        Should be Thursday Dec 21 at 11:28 eastern time.

        • Treant

          ??? The Solstice has been on December 20th quite often.

          • lymis

            But it’s tomorrow this year.

            Things are still getting darker.

        • skyweaver

          Sol Invictus!

        • bzrd

          8:27 am. San Francisco
          21 December 2017

      • RoFaWh

        My mother had the habit of, come New Year’s Day, looking around outside in the afternoon and saying “Look! It’s only New Year’s and already the days are getting longer.”

        What she (and most other people) didn’t know: the darkest afternoon is around December 6, the darkest morning around January 6. The shortest day is, as is well-known, on December 21.

    • coram nobis

      Happy holidays!

      • Colonel Panic.

        Ramen!

    • Tomcat

      Are you sure we are still allowed to mention this time of the year without putting christ first?

      • Christopher

        I’ve never put Christ first before, what’s the point in starting now.

    • PickyPecker
      • Boreal

        Why choose the lesser of two evils when one can choose the greater.

        • PickyPecker
          • Boreal

            LOL

          • skyweaver

            Honestly? I’d probably vote this way at this point, lol

          • Billie

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            On tuesday I got a great New Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $11752 this last four weeks..with-out any doubt it’s the most-comfortable job I have ever done .. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
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          • Christopher
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      • Wouldn’t first when he’s hungry and quick about it be better?

        • RoFaWh

          It doesn’t work that way. He bites you and injects venom that first paralyzes you, then slowly digests your innards so He can suck them out with his tentacles.

          Like some arthropods. (Scorpions come to mind.)

    • greenmanTN

      Bah humbug! 😉

      • Boreal

        Are their no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

        • greenmanTN

          Not yet. They’re in next year’s tax plan.

        • Gustav2

          You’re just the little dickens aren’t you?

        • clay

          You ask that while Jeff Sessions is AG?
          You like tempting fate, don’t you?

        • coram nobis

          “Spirit, are they yours?” Scrooge could say no more.

          “They are Man’s,” said the Spirit, looking down upon them. “And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, for they work for Fox News now.”

    • Treant

      Here’s a great Vox article: https://www.vox.com/2016/12/20/14027402/winter-solstice-2017

      Also, it explains why the longest night in Earth’s history was in December of 1912, not tonight. 🙂

      • Boreal

        Pishaw, the days are short because jeebus. That non bible based article is fake news.

      • edrex

        um. not for me. i suspect tonight will be VERY long. i have to inform my husband that i wrecked the car on monday. b/c of the short days, i’ve been getting home after dark and he hasn’t noticed the … um… damage. i’ve felt like lucy trying to keep something from ricky over the past two days. (in fairness to my husband, he’s not going to be unreasonable or anything, i just feel like shit and haven’t wanted to introduce such unpleasantness into our evenings.)

        • Treant

          Word of advice? Offer that information about two seconds before you’ve made him Extremely Happy.

          “Oh, yeah, Edrex, oh, yeah!”

          “I had a minor car accident.”

          “Fuck yes, YES! YES! … What were you saying?”

      • bzrd

        forget about anything else related to Festivus. The airing of grievances will take at least a year

      • jerry

        With the current regime in DC, every day has been Festivus with an airing of grievances.

    • RobynWatts

      Ramen!!! And a Season’s Greetings to you and the many JMG readers that save my sanity. Thank you!!!

      My little contribution to the holidays:

      https://youtu.be/-AUE4ZrMItI

    • ChrisMorley

      Ultimate Pagans – Midwinter Celebrations at Stonehenge a few years ago

      http://blog.english-heritage.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/stonehenge-solstice.jpg

  • JT

    I wonder what prices will be like when Drumpf is in prison.

    • bzrd

      if he’s in prison, the Feds own all his assets

  • Hank

    I just did a search on the income levels, here in the State of Florida. ONLY 4.4% of the population, are considered High Income, with incomes $200,000 or greater. The Median income in 2015 was $49,400 that is $6,000 LESS than the U.S. Median Income.
    Rubio, like every other Rethuglican Senator sold us out for so little benefits. Add on the loss of the Individual Mandate, AND the loss of property tax deductions… there is no State Income tax…. and this state will be impoverished even more!!!

  • Gustav2

    Won’t be so much next year after the midterms.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Ethics, schmethics.

  • Tawreos

    He is openly selling access to the presidency and nothing will be done about it.

    • William

      What’s the price to fuck Melania?

      • Tawreos

        I thought that was included in the ticket price?

        • William

          No, there is an upcharge for everything.

      • Christopher

        I’d rather fuck a pineapple that has been turned inside out.

        She’s skeevy as all hell!

        If the CDC were to examine her, I’m sure within a decade they could cure every STD on the planet.

  • TexasBoy

    How is charging $600-$750 for a Presidential photo op not an abuse of the office?

    Apparently, ethics are for losers.

    • Tomcat

      I guess the answer is ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.

    • nocadrummer

      It’s tax-deductable under the new tax-plan.
      That is, IF you make over $1M/yr.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Crooked Donnie (tapping wallet): Hey, the buck stops here!
    Most corrupt admin ever!

    • Tomcat

      All the bucks stop there he means.

  • fuzzybits

    Oh,Paul Ryan is beyond giddy.

    • Tomcat

      Is there a wet spot between his legs yet?

      • fuzzybits

        Well,we’ll see if CNN says that next.

    • Tomcat

      After all it is not everyday that he gets to screw this many people at one time.

  • Dramphooey

    The FAA has issued a “VIP Movement” alert for Palm Beach. Please correct the errors. Vladimir Putin’s middle initial is V and you forgot the word “bowel.”

  • Rebecca Gardner

    What Emoluments Clause?

  • Boreal

    OT:
    Krispy Creme has a vendetta

    Jared Kushner ‘Deserves’ to Be Investigated for His Involvement in Russia Meetings, Chris Christie Says
    http://www.newsweek.com/jared-kushner-deserves-be-investigated-his-involvement-russia-meetings-chris-753283

    • Dramphooey

      So Jared Kushner got Christie tossed out of the administration in the parlor with the candlestick.

    • Gustav2

      Who knew Jerseyites could hold a grudge?

      • edrex

        ikr. seems so out of character.

      • Hank

        Have you never watched The Sopranos???

        • Gustav2

          Is that a series about a Boy Choir?

    • Tomcat

      Sorry, I no longer listen to Christie, he is a shit for brains.

      • Boreal

        Then you should skip the next thread and my post since you cared enough to comment.

  • Bambino

    I will pay to attend if the highlight of ushering in 2018 at the countdown is Mueller and his team of agents are there to arrest the entire Trump family at the stroke of midnight.

    • Christopher

      THAT would be worth it at twice the price!

  • Boreal
  • Boreal
    • Tread

      It’s time we started naturally scaring them. With guillotines.

      • thatotherjean

        Whatever works.

  • skyweaver

    More and more I understand the French Revolution from the non-royal perspective

  • BeaverTales

    Grifters gonna grift.

  • Tomcat

    Oh, it’s starting to look a lot like Fuckmas, All around the land.

  • Tomcat

    May every GOP politician be inflicted with gigantic prostates.

  • William

    Why not jack the price up to $1 Million each? It will keep the riffraff away, and ensure only the right sort of Russian oligarch or Saudi princes attend.

  • justmeeeee

    Gotta make up for the 20+ major events that told el Cheeto’s Mar-a-Lago to fuck off.

  • boobert

    You know Biddy, Sissy, Muffin and Delphine will be there !

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    How hard would it be to sneak in a guest with full-blown Norovirus? Asking for a friend.

    • William

      Make sure he licks all the doorknobs and silverware.

    • coram nobis

      How many trollops and courtesans will be in the hotel with this bunch? Some of them may have certain amusing bacilli.

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        YOU GET HEP C!!! AND YOU GET HEP C!!! EVERYONE GETS HEP C!!!

        • coram nobis

          I was thinking of the old clap yo’ hands, but yes.

  • Thorn Spike

    And the grift goes on…

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    that anyone would still want to attend such an event is bothersome…then again, I’m sure there will be plenty of unique sounding names, mostly Russian I would think. smh.

    • edrex

      the guest list is heavy on names ending in “ov.”

      • RoFaWh

        I hope the kitchen leaves the chicken salad out overnight.

  • Halou

    Billionaire ‘smart’ person who is not indebted to the Russians but totally needs that extra $75 a head because reasons.

  • Halou

    $600
    Alternatively you could buy a mad number of Pokemon card booster packs. $144 for a box of 36 packs on the Pokemon Center website.

  • greenmanTN

    Remember these waxworks women, the Trumpettes, his Mar-a-Lago fan club?

    Just makes you wanna be there, doesn’t it?

    http://www.joemygod.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Trumpettes-660×330.jpg

    • rextrek1

      Im sure they’re all vying for a PUSSY GRAB

    • William

      That photo was taken on a Moscow street corner.

    • Christopher

      “Just makes you wanna be there, doesn’t it?”

      Absolutely! If I were a plastic surgeon wanting to buy an island.

  • Gustav2

    “Rounds played this year at the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point (Bronx) were down 11% through mid-September, according to data from the city. The decline is nearly five times larger than the national trend and considerably bigger than the 3.5% overall drop in traffic at golf courses in the city through October.”

    http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20171219/REAL_ESTATE/171219881

  • Mike Knife

    Guilty of using s public office to enrich oneself, impeach the sob.

  • Pip

    Higher prices means less chance of “those people” getting in.

  • rextrek1

    what Bothers me the MOST – is that IF this was President Obama MAKING $$$ off of being President – WE ALL KNOW how the RIGHTWING would react! ………any guesses? BUEHLER?? Soooo PHKN sick of the LIES and HYPOCRACIES…….. BLATANT WHITE PRIVILAGE!

  • Miji

    Сколько рублей?

    /s No, not a bot.

    • Christopher

      About 35224.44₽ to 44030.55₽. 😉

  • Piet

    Whatever happened to the law against self-enrichment?

    • coram nobis

      There are two Constitutional provisions against emoluments, and we’re only this year finding out about them.

  • BlackGayAthetist
    • rextrek1

      HYPOCRACY and WHITE PRIVILAGE!

    • Halou

      Jimmy Carter was smacked with a six month long Special Counsel investigation because his brother worked at his family’s peanut farm, the one which Carter divested from before becoming president, because the law is the law.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Look at it this way, you can be one of the select attending President Trump’s one and only New Years party.

    • thatotherjean

      Please God, it may be so.

  • 2patricius2

    Got to pay for Drumpf’s lawyers.

  • Canadian Observer

    They could probably significantly cut the costs if they were to have metal scanners and/or pat downs on the way “out” to catch “the best people” who are stealing the cutlery.

    • JackNasty

      Does gold colored plastic show up on those scans?

      • Canadian Observer

        Hence the pat-down option – using illegal migrant labour being paid less than the statutory minimum.

  • JCF

    Please. With the tax scam for zillionaires bill, this charge is what’s stuck to the bottom of their shoes (y’know, along w/ the corpses of the poor—possibly including me within a few years).

  • Jukesgrrl

    I read somewhere that New Year’s Eve prices at Trump’s Doral property had gone way down. It will be interesting to see what attendance is at all his many properties.