Trump Celebrates The “Joyous Time” Of Kwanzaa

Via press release:

Today marks the first day of Kwanzaa, a weeklong celebration of African American heritage and culture. Together, let us celebrate during this joyous time the richness of the past and look with hope toward a brighter future. As families and friends join to light the Kinara, Melania and I extend our warmest wishes for a joyful holiday season and a prosperous year to come.

The release is dated yesterday.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I’m scanning the press release for the N-bomb (just in case).

    • BobSF_94117

      And huts. Check for any mention of huts.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      FAKE NEWS! It had the “-az” at the end. That makes it okay, right?

  • clay

    Thank you, Sarah, I mean Donald.

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      Petunia didn’t write that. She was busy making a “Semi-Homemade” Kwanzaa Cake.

  • Tomcat

    Hey trump the black citizens of Atlanta want to invite you to come down and get down. Someone will have fun.

  • clay

    Ann Coulter– fucking Nazi whore sleaze-bag.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      On a good day.

    • Tomcat

      And those are her good points.

    • JT

      She has Hitler’s Adam’s Apple.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        And she’s not giving it back.

        • Philly Mike

          it is as if she wears it like a choker or something

          • JCF

            “choker”

            You’re giving us all ideas, PM.

      • Tread

        Look out. I got called out for trans-shaming when I called it out a few months ago.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Honestly, I stopped caring what anyone calls me. I get the need for respect, we all deserve that; but there is such a thing as overplaying your hand and some Trans, non-Binary, et al activists are doing just that. I can and do laugh at myself as a gay man and yes, GASP!, I can actually discern intent and context when someone makes a comment that could be construed as insulting. Then again, I grew up in a time before people’s skin became so paper thin that any comment, no matter how innocuous, became a deep wounding blow to one’s dignity. Simply put, if someone wants to call you out for being humourous, even at the expense of another minority, tell them to fuck off….works for me every time; besides, let’s be honest, who would want to engage with someone who’s in a constant state of being perpetually offended.

          • Lars Littlefield

            Bravo. Well stated. Slut!

          • peacfulseas inWA

            ” I can actually discern intent and context when someone makes a comment that could be construed as insulting.” As a woman with a history of transsexualism could not agree more. I don’t give a rats ass what others think. I have no control of others ignorance nor the time to deal with same.

      • peacfulseas inWA

        It was the very 1st thing I checked out with the mirror I placed on the hospital nightstand before surgery, my trachea shave or adams’s apple reduced during CRS,SRS or whatever the politically correct initials are these days. I had hated it all my life even before I was aware there was something different bout me that I didn’t see in the other males in my life.

        Edit : Why she doesn’t have it surgically reduced is beyond me, It was not expensive , it’spainless, heals quickly and with the right surgeon the scar is negligible. Probably done as an outpatient with no hospitalization.

        • Mihangel apYrs

          would it silence her for a while? She might be worried if she couldn’t screech she might be forgotten or, worse, exposed as unnecessary

          • peacfulseas inWA

            Unfortunately no.She would still be able to screech.

      • edrex

        and mustache.

    • Mickey Bitsko

      A whore usually has something worth paying for.

      • clay

        but they usually have rather small markets who think it’s worth paying for.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Thanks to Trump its going to be the bigliest and bestiest Kwanzaa evah!

    • Natty Enquirer
      • carrot festival

        I know it’s suppose to be blackface but seriously, that looks like shitface to me.

        • Judas Peckerwood

          At first I though he was a new addition to Insane Clown Posse — 2 Dopee 4 POTUS.

        • peacfulseas inWA

          Well we know he has shit for brains so maybe it’s finally oozing it’s way to the surface.

  • StillALiberal

    Full complete sentences, no grammatical errors, no spelling mistakes, no reference to Trump self-praising himself – SERIOUSLY ! White House staff you must try harder if you expect people to believe that Trump wrote that himself.

    • teeveedub

      Maybe Omarosa authored that prior her departure, as part of this administration’s African American outreach.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      And no exclamation points.

  • ClevelandJim

    I bet Amarosa was touched by that!

    • Judas Peckerwood

      By Corey Lewandowski, too.

      • ClevelandJim

        BAM!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Actual photo taken inside Ann Coulter’s soul, on a good day:

    https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/0f/90/01/e0/horror-house.jpg

  • Paula

    Trump recognizing Kwanza is like having a speech from the commander at Dachau.
    Welcome honored guests. please enjoy a shower before being shown to your deluxe accommodations.
    There is something evil in everything he says.

  • hdtex
  • bkmn
    • Mark

      I have my doubts it will ever happen. Makes me very sad too.

      • another_steve

        As long as Republicans are in charge of Congress, impeachment and removal from office will never happen.

        But Boyfriend Mueller could effectively end Trump’s presidency – his ability to get anything done – and wouldn’t that be lovely.

        • JCF

          With the state AGs as back-ups (or even, God forbid, replacements), too. Right now, I’d say there’s even money whether Mueller/a state AG indicts Drumpf, or the House (turned BLUE, duh) impeaches him, first.

          The Senate conviction/removal is a whole other kettle-of-fish, sadly (the 2/3rds majority to convict is IMPOSSIBLY high). * But in terms of making Drumpf’s life HELL? Taking down the entire freaking “Trump Organization”, and packing off all the little Drumpfs to the pokey? Yeah baby!!!

          * However, it’s POSSIBLE that the Senate Rethugs would throw Drumpf over (assuming an unindicted Pence, unfortunately), if he didn’t go willingly.

  • another_steve

    Donald Trump should only experience a series of small hernias that are reparable but recurring.

    This is a terrible culturally Jewish curse that I reserve for my worst enemies.

    • Joseph Miceli

      That’s so cute! The one that I wish on my worst enemies is that their plane will go down in some nice snowy mountains and that they will be forced to eat each other to survive.
      I am not a nice person.

  • FAEN

    BLOTUS probably thinks it’s a country in Africa.

    • Ted.OR

      Right next to Nambia.

  • greenmanTN

    Bitch, fucking PLEASE!

    However, related: this is an awesome recipe for a pecan coated pork loin from a Kwanzaa cookbook.

    https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/pecan-coated-roast-loin-of-pork-236919

    If you REALLY want to make it good, first take the pork loin and cut into at an angle, rotating it until you have a flat slab of pork. Then cover it with a layer of sage sausage and roll it back up and tie it into a roast. THEN put the pecan coating on it and cook it, using a meat thermometer to check doneness. Some fresh rosemary slipped between the kitchen twine, on top, adds extra flavor.

    (I actually can cook. I swear.)

    • Bj Lincoln

      That sounds good!

      • CharlestonDave

        Southern men take pride in our mastery of fire.

      • greenmanTN

        It is. Promise. Just the coating is good, the stuffing is just extra.

  • JT

    Drumpf: It’s a joyous time whenever I can let loose an enormous turd. That’s when I yell, “Kwanzai!”

  • Cuberly Deux
  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • peacfulseas inWA

      Unfortunately she eats that shit up everyday as she strolls to the bank,It keeps her in the lime lite. I wish people would just ignore the harpy. That would devastate her ego more than anything we can thrown at IT.

  • Phil2u

    How surprised are we that he didn’t do it in blackface… or did he?

  • UrsusArctos 🐻

    I wonder if they’re serving “Kwanzaa Cake” at Mar a Lago?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we2iWTJqo98

    • ohbear1957

      She’s giving the gift of diabetes for Kwanzaa.

      • Slippy_World

        MY sugar spiked just watchn the video….

        • Tread

          My alcohol levels did.

    • greenmanTN

      Best review ever- “A culinary hate crime!”

    • danolgb

      If you don’t have fresh stereotypes, store-bought is fine.

      • UrsusArctos 🐻

        You owe me aa keyboard. I love that this is live action trolling before trolling became “a thing”.

    • Phil2u

      She does say “acorns”…! L O L. Maybe she’s inviting Squirrel Nutkins.

    • teeveedub

      “And, best of all, you can make it from ingredients purchased solely from Interstate truck stops.”

    • greenmanTN

      Let’s hear it for “tablescapes.” “A rustic chair spray-painted gold will make any holiday table look like a crime scene!” Yet still better than Ivanka’s mollusk ennui.

      • UrsusArctos 🐻

        I thought she saw a gynecologist about that.

    • JDS

      Ah, drunken Auntie Sandra Lee. She was a hoot to watch, especially when she pulled a Galloping Gourmet!

  • Slippy_World
    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Is that supposed to be Amy Sedaris? Looks a little like her.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Carrie Fisher, but all I see is Amy, yeah.

        • ohbear1957

          I think from above the nose up she looks like Glenn Close.

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            Love all three of those ladies, so I’m cool with any of them flipping Trump. Actually, I’m cool even with people I don’t like flipping Trump.

    • danolgb
    • greenmanTN

      I actually got hooked on Scream Queens due to Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd and her deadpan delivery of lines (and her Princess Leia earmuffs).

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HwIwrQLFY_A

    • Lazycrockett

      that hashtag had me tearing up.

  • greenmanTN

    OT, but remember when Sandra Lee made a “Kwanzaa Cake” on her TV show Semi-Homemade? After it was frosted she rolled it in Cornnuts because corn is traditional at Kwanzaa.

    In perhaps the funniest review of a recipe I’ve ever seen, someone called it “a culinary hate crime!” 😁

    • Phil2u

      I thought Kwanzaa was supposed to represent African heritage and the diaspora of West Africans. Corn is totally New World.

      • greenmanTN

        Don’t ask me, I’m no expert, but I think it’s supposed to incorporate food from the New World too, as part of the diaspora.

    • ohbear1957

      In the video (elsewhere on this thread) she miscalls “Corn nuts” as “acorns.” Not that acorns could make it taste any worse.

      • Tread

        She was also hammered in that episode.

  • MBear

    He’s a Muslim!!!

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • Tomcat

      Hell the way things are going in this administration, that could actually be the truth.

    • boobert

      Something tells me there’s more truth to that than the typical onion story! We should all be worried.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • ohbear1957

    Nice try, tRump, but it doesn’t count unless you say “Joyous Kwanzaa” in Nambian.

  • MrRobotoLA

    What is up with this president’s war on Christmas, etc., etc.?

    • clay

      He’s preparing.

  • Michael R
  • greenmanTN

    Swing low, sweet idiot
    Coming for to fool absolutely no one

    • another_steve

      A terrible bastardization of a classic.

      But clever.

      Kudos.

  • Reality.Bites

    Thank you, Mr. Trump, for restoring our freedom to say Happy Kwanzaa.

  • Megrim Twist

    Racist liar!

  • Lazycrockett
  • Lazycrockett
    • stuckinthewoods

      I’m with Shelly too, it shouldn’t have been counted. Comments in this link discussing proper procedure are helpful. https://bluevirginia.us/2017/12/audio-virginia-house-democrats-discuss-legal-challenge-in-hd-94

    • BobSF_94117

      Not sure what the rules say about a ballot messed up by a dunce, but the person voted R for everything, IIRC, so it’s probably intended to be for Yancey.

      • bzrd

        In California, it would not be counted. A mistake is corrected with a new ballot

        • BobSF_94117

          In my old precinct in SF, you could not have submitted that ballot. It would have been rejected in real time and you would have had to fill out a new one.

  • SoCalGal20
    • -M-

      Nunes is such a slimy moron. Why would Kramer know anything about Steele’s sources?

      • SoCalGal20

        McCain was the one who passed the dossier to Comey after he and Kramer spoke with Sir Andrew Wood, former British Ambassador to Russia, who vouched for Steele. Kramer then met with Steele in London and got the dossier from him.

        (Go to the section titled “Moscow Rules” to read all about McCain and Kramer’s involvement)

        https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/how-the-explosive-russian-dossier-was-compiled-christopher-steele

        • -M-

          Thanks for the link. My point though is it doesn’t mean McCain or Kramer know anything more about the identities of Steele’s sources.

    • TimCA

      Always amazing who the “totally exonerated from ethics charges” Nunes decides to subpoena versus who he decides to issue friendly invites.

      • BobSF_94117

        He’s itching to get someone killed, anyone…

      • bzrd

        didn’t he recuse himself from the russki inquiry?

        • TimCA

          I guess the fact that his GOP colleagues dropped the investigation of the ethics complaint, Nunes now feels free to do whatever he wants again re: Russia investigation….not that it ever stopped him from repeatedly violating his recusal previously.
          #IOKIYAR

          • bzrd

            yup, republikkkunt scum through and through

  • Dazzer

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dcb68589ec06b7e5bfa8f947d8d10f00d9833d29588236a8c20da5cdf925deac.jpg

    This is a dog of our parish and she died today. Her name was Daisy.

    Why was she a JMG dog?

    Well, first of all, she’s sniffed Joe Jervis’s crotch.

    When he came to London several years ago and arranged a JMG meet in London, Joe was faced with me giving him a pork pie and a Cornish pasty (don’t judge – I wanted him to have some ethnic food) and Daisy while I went for a pee and then to get drinks.

    She died today.

    She was riddled with cancer. But you wouldn’t have known it. Until the last month, she was totally my gorgeous girl. She never let me know how much pain she must have been in.

    And this is why she is/was a JMG dog. It’s got nothing to do with her sniffing Joe Jervis’s crotch.

    Daisy was a rescue dog. Until the age of seven she’d had a vile life. She’d never been allowed to live in a house. She never had a roof over her head – she didn’t even understand that shelter existed.

    She never got fed and the most she ever got from her “owners” was the ‘gravy’ that was the boiled remains of whatever was left over from her so-called family.

    She survived by breaking her chains (she used to be chained up in a garden without being able to protect herself from rain, sleet or snow – she hated snow) and running into the nearby village and begging bread from people in the village.

    The village she lived in was a place in Bulgaria.

    And on one of her escapes, she was found and picked up by a local animal charity that was pertly funded by British people.

    When the charity found her, Daisy was essentially feral, starving and desperate for affection.

    At this stage in her life, she was around seven years old. Until that moment, her entire life was desperate survival, hatred and pain.

    The Bulgarian charity fed her, healed her physically and taught her that she could be loved.

    A British family fell in love with her picture and the description on a website and she was inoculated, vaccinated and sent on her way to the UK. And she was great. She knew what it was to be loved and to love.

    I’m not going to explain why Daisy moved from that family to me – but it wasn’t nasty, horrible or unpleasant. It all comes down to regulations. None of it was nasty or unpleasant, but the upshot was that Daisy needed a new home fast – and that was me.

    And this when the drama of Daisy’s life stopped.

    I loved her. She loved me. It wasn’t always perfect, but we loved each other and we just got on together as adults generally do.

    When she died today, for two months she’d never given me any indication that she was ill or going to die.

    But, today she died. She was horribly ill. Painfully so.

    So I took her to the vet and she was given peace. I hugged her and she died in my arms.

    Her entire physical being was being hugged as she stopped being her.

    Daisy was not a JMG dog because she snuffled Jervis’ crotch. She’s a JMG dog because even though only I am hurting because she died today, I can share her passing with people who love me.

    • Lazycrockett

      So sorry.

    • Reality.Bites

      I can’t/won’t read your post, Dazzer, but please know I’m thinking of you.

      • TampaDink

        I shouldn’t have….since I’m now quite a mess. But I need these cathartic cries from time to time, since we’re still mourning our last best friend.

        • netxtown

          Same here. But I suppose these little dashes of tears helps to let me know that I can love.

    • Bomer

      Hugs to you. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • Lazycrockett

      A toast to Daisy.

    • Cuberly Deux

      RIP beautiful Daisy.

      So sorry Dazzer, sending long distance hugs your way.

    • Michael R
    • yes b’y

      Oh Dazzer, thanks for being such a good person and taking Daisy in. RIP Daisy.

    • Tread

      She was beautiful. Rejoice in the comfort and love you have given her, for in it, you heal yourself. Large hugs to you.

    • another_steve

      We are defined by those whom we love.

      Your story tells the entire JMG community everything we need to know about you, dear Dazzer.

    • whollyfool

      That is a beautiful tribute, Dazzer. So glad Daisy was rescued by your parish. And some animals rescue us through the purity of their spirit and love. Sounds like Daisy was one.

      What a gorgeous puppy.

      It only hurts so bad because our love is so great.

      I’ll be thinking of you and Daisy, and thank you for sharing.

    • greenmanTN

      Daisy was lucky to have you Dazzer, as are all of us here. Loving animals is a sign of a good person. When animals love a person back it’s a sign times two. They aren’t fooled by fakery. 💋

      • FAEN

        Yes.

      • Paula Key

        And Trump’s WH dog is called?

        • greenmanTN

          Sarah Huckabee Sanders

          • NMNative

            That is a terrible thing to say. I like you.

          • glass

            Only because Spicey was sent to live on a farm.

        • Cuberly Deux

          Actually he claimed people that owned dogs were dirty….no joke.

          Can you imagine living that life devoid of complete affection?

          • Stogiebear

            Let’s ask Melania.

          • vorpal

            He seems to love only one other living thing: namely himself.
            Everyone else he keeps around him are there to worship him.

    • SoCalGal20

      Awwww thank you for sharing Daisy’s story. *hugs*

    • Nychta

      Dazzer, thank you for posting this loving remembrance of Daisy. I was very moved, and thought of the wonderful animal friends I’ve had who have brought joy to my life (and I hope I brought some joy to theirs). Daisy was so fortunate to be rescued and loved. And you are fortunate to have been her friend.

    • whollyfool

      A suggestion for getting through the worst…. When I lost my Neferkiti, I wrote page after page of her funny quirks and characteristics, and the funny stories about her. I was afraid I would forget them as time passed. It kept me occupied, and now I have those memories that I pull out sometimes, just to read and remember a friend who was with me for so many years.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Camine con el dios de los perros. Mis condolencias.

    • JAKvirginia

      May every breath you take for the rest of your days be filled with the kind of love you gave Daisy. Hugs and tears.

    • fuzzybits

      Thanks for that nice tribute to Daisy. I know it’s hard because we’ve lost lots of furry friends and companions over the years and it never gets easier. You showed her love and that’s what matters. I despise seeing dogs on chains. The city council in the city I live in just voted to ban dogs on chains. Thank you for taking care for her and take care of yourself.

    • Jonathan Smith
    • Jonathan Smith

      saddest day of my life,
      when he looked at me and said, with his eyes, “Make the pain stop Daddy”
      and i held him, and I hugged him, and I loved him into sleep.

      my best wishes, to you and yours

      • Jonathan Smith

        I’ve got tears in my eyes just remembering that.

        • RobynWatts

          (((Hugs))) 😞

        • FAEN

          I had to do the same with my girl. I held her as she departed and wept on her face. I have never cried so hard and felt such pain.

          Hugs.

          • Jonathan Smith

            and the LAST thing he did was give me a puppy kiss…….

          • FAEN

            Extra hugs my friend.

      • whollyfool

        Hugs 🙁

    • OdieDenCO

      peace

    • ColdCountry

      I am so, so sorry. Their time is way too short with us. You know another reason I believe she was a JMG dog? Like so many here, she went through hell, but didn’t lose her capacity to love and forgive. Thank you for being there for her when she needed someone.

      • Jonathan Smith

        “Like so many here, she went through hell, but didn’t lose her capacity to love and forgive.”
        thank you for summing it up

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      I’m sorry for your loss, but glad that she finally found good treatment when she came to share life with you. Losing fur family is hell. HUGS

    • misterjack

      Daisy was lucky to have a human like you in her later life. My deepest sympathy..

    • bzrd

      Thank you for sharing your experiences with a furry love. To be with them means a lot of joy but in the back of our mind we know it will end all too soon, a very sad time. I am crying for your loss, Dazzer and all the others who have gone through this. It’s just not easy.

    • FancyThat

      So sad to let them go…. thay’re always such a big part of our hearts. Hugs your way! Enjoy all the wonderful memories.

    • coram nobis

      Sad to hear that, especially this eloquent tribute. It is good that she found you and had that time with you. My condolences.

    • RobynWatts

      Thank you for sharing this. I know it’s so hard to lose what is essentially a part of your heart. (((Hugs))) 😞

      • whollyfool

        Exactly

      • FAEN

        ‘A part of your heart’

        The best part too.

    • zhera

      I am crying for you and Daisy, Dazzer. Your love for her shines through every word in your post. She was beautiful; I can see that in the picture but more so in the way you describe her.

      Thank you for taking her in when she needed a new home. Please know that we’re with you in your grief. ♥

    • Jonathan Smith
    • Jerry Kott

      Tears in my eyes, so sorry to read about your loss. You shared a special kind of Love.
      Peace and Love to you

    • kaydenpat

      What a lovely tribute to a gorgeous doggie. Thank you for sharing her story with us. So glad she had people to love her in her last years of life.

    • Todd20036

      She isn’t the first one on this blog who was rejected by her “biological family” but loved by her “logical family”, and she won’t be the last

      I’m glad she finally knew love, and know we all love you

    • Todd Allis

      Many hugs for you. I am very glad she found you. I have had to say goodbye to several pets, and it’s always hard. More hugs.

    • TampaDink

      My heart breaks for you, Dazzer. We had to say goodbye to our beloved Sammy on Nov. 1st, he was diagnosed with end stage cancer the day before while we were house hunting in Tallahassee. We took him back to Tampa for his release from illness before it became extremely painful. He’d been himself until the night before his diagnosis…and we are grateful that he didn’t have to suffer too long. He was, like Daisy, given peace with his two sobbing dads holding onto him. Since we adopted our first rescue in 1989, we were fortunate to have overlapping dogs, we’d begun to consider getting Sam a younger sibling but wanted to wait until after our big move. Since that didn’t happen, we are without a dog for the first time in nearly 28 years. We are still settling in & have yet to find the perfect spot for the urns of our past 4 best friends and have decided to wait until we are fully settled in before we adopt again. Know that you made Daisy’s final years and especially her final moments the best that she could ever have had. Hang in there.

      Oh…and as to her special meeting with Joe Jervis, to borrow a line from “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”, ~I’m jealous as all hell!

    • FAEN

      My friend I am in tears. My heart breaks for you and I wish I could hug you this moment. Losing a dog is beyond painful-it is absolutely shattering. And yes, we are all here for you and we all share your pain and grief.

      Lean on us as much as you need to.

      HUGS

      PS-I’m sure my Lucky pup will take care of her.

    • TuuxKabin

      So much love between you. I hope that brings you comfort when the pain of your lose subsides. You are both loved here. My condolences.

    • Ted.OR

      So sorry for your loss, Dazzer.

      Even if there is such a place as heaven, obviously I will never be there. But when hubby and I lose a furrie, through the tears I am drawn to this…

      THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

      Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

      When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

      All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

      They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

      You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

      Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

      Author unknown…

    • Ninja0980

      Sorry for your loss.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      😭😭😭our furry children. It breaks our hearts to see them go.

    • bkmn

      It is amazing how much room in our hearts our furbabies can occupy. Sorry for your loss, but thank you for sharing.

    • edrex

      dogs are heartbreakers. and yet…

    • Snarkaholic

      Thank you, Daisy, for loving our Dazzer so completely and profoundly.

    • peacfulseas inWA

      I am sorry for your loss it is never easy. Thank you for making her life with you a life to remember. We’ve had many days like the one you are having today. It’s clear her spirit remains with you. Best to you.

    • David Walker

      That is one of the best, most heart-felt (and heart-wrenching) tributes I’ve ever read. Losing a dog or a cat is never easy. I suspect it’s not meant to be. Your love for Daisy was so wonderfully given back by her. You know what she meant to you; please know what you meant to her. Of course she was a JMG dog…how could she not be? It will take time to recover. You’ll always miss her, she’ll always be a part of your life. You did a most loving act to take her in. Thank you for that. And you’re right. She’s a JMG dog because we do love you and hurt for you. Please take good care of yourself. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

    • greenmanTN

      How can I put this… Animals can bond to us like nothing else.

      I died 20 years ago. Well OK that’s a drama queen statement, but I had an apartment fire and I did stop breathing and had to be resuscitated. So far as I know my heart never stopped beating, I don’t think. I had two cats at the time, Figgy and Nemo. Figgy died from smoke inhalation, Nemo lived.

      I lost nearly everything. I was in the hospital but someone I knew caught Nemo and took him to her apartment. He hid behind her stove and refused to come out. Once I got out I went to her apartment and Nemo RAN to me. I cried like a baby, the first time I was able to. For years afterward people told me they had never seen a cat so bonded to a human. I had to have Nemo “put to sleep” 3 years ago. I will never forget him.

      Honor them. Our time together is short.

      • AJ Drew

        As a kid, before I got fostered etc, my best friend was a neighbor’s dog that looked a lot like Daisy; I logged on here after an unexpectedly long day expecting to snark, but… uff.

      • AJ Drew

        Cripes, greenman, all of that is horrifying… fire, pets, near-death-experience… gah! Glad you made it through, as did Nemo, and you got to have more time together.

        • greenmanTN

          Apparently ones heart has to stop to get a “real” near death experience. I didn’t even get a bestseller out of the deal!

          • AJ Drew

            Yeah, I think Greg Kinnear would be a good “you” but I think he’s over doing those types of parts, let’s hope so… “Heaven Is For Real”

          • greenmanTN

            What, you mean a first grader’s account of Heaven is dubious?! How very dare you question it, sir. How very dare you! 🙄🙏

          • greenmanTN

            That’s what is so silly about my current situation. Nemo was dead and I told myself I wasn’t ready for another cat yet. I thought about it, but never did anything toward the goal of another cat.

            Then a feral female started shooting kittens my way like a shotgun! She had 13 kittens before I could catch her to get her fixed. She knew a soft touch when she saw one. They are eating me out of house and home, but I love watching the silly little bastards practically doing cartwheels when playing. It’s interesting to watch their group dynamics, set up like a pride of lions. Puck was the only male from the first litter and he was the first I brought inside and tamed. He’s the alpha and smacks the others around if they get in his way. Yet I can’t even go to the bathroom without him there, wanting attention.

            The only one who isn’t cowed by him is Girlene, a 6 month old kitten. She has attitude and will go right under his legs to eat when all the others are cowering. She’s also the only one who likes “people food” and has no manners about trying to get it. I can’t eat without an audience now, but she’s so goofy about it. I let her “pre-wash” my plates before putting them in the dishwasher.

      • whollyfool

        Oh my god, how awful. So glad your neighbor took care of Nemo, and that you’re here with us. (Virtually, but not “in spirit”.)

      • greenmanTN
    • AJ Drew

      Oh Dazzer, so sorry. After a long day of work for me, I logged on to snark about current events as I eat some late dinner, and now I can barely see the food on the plate. sigh.

    • JCF

      Oh {{{{Dazzer}}}}

      And she, gorgeous Daisy, looks a LOT like my first dog Mitzi. :-(…

      You did the right thing by her, as soul-crushing as it was. Daisy girl, enjoy your Golden Tail in doggy paradise (say wag howdy to Mitzi, Sasha, Bro, Bailey, and so many other good, GOOD doggies…)

    • William

      I feel such sorrow for the loss of your friend. Take comfort in knowing that Daisy had your love, warmth and companionship she so deserved.

    • Robincho

      Blessings upon Daisy AND you…

    • netxtown

      I cannot imagine being without these 4-legged loving friends, yet their time is so short. I lost one in April, and my current buddy needs a pal beyond me. So, a new 4 legged love will be coming soon.

      Thank YOU for sharing your love and home with Daisy. I’m sure she loved you for all your kindness.

    • Bambino

      Like many here, I feel the hurt for your lost but I also feel the love you have for Daisy. Thank you for sharing.

    • vorpal

      So very sorry for your loss, Dazzer.

      I’m glad that Daisy, after having such a tough start to her life, was able to find a stable home and a loving owner. Thank you for sharing her story with us.

      The lives of these beautiful little creatures is just too short.

    • BearEyes

      You gave her a good life.
      Big bear hugs to you .
      that’s all I can type through the onions right now.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I love you now

    • greenmanTN

      I hope you are doing well. It’s so very hard to do, yet a mercy. It can never replace Daisy but there is a pup out there somewhere with your name on it.

      (It isn’t my intent to tell you what to do, just think about it. If you were into cats I could send you three of them right now! 🙀)

  • Henry Auvil

    Kinara is the Dominican pool boy Melania has ordered up to her Mar-a-Lago suite. She’s gonna get some sweet, sweet kwanzaa tonight for a change.

    • another_steve

      You have a filthy mind, Henry.

      Which is why, when I happen upon a comment of yours, I always stop to read it.

  • another_steve

    So I’m still infested with this ear worm and none of you fuckin’ bastards give a damn.

    I’m prone to ear worms. A song infects me and plays nonstop in my head, day and night. Keeps me awake at night.

    In a futile attempt to rid myself of the thing, I post it.

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

    • fuzzybits

      It could be worse,have you ever seen that show,”monsters inside me’?

      • another_steve

        No. Does it involve characters cuter than Jimmy Somerville?

        • fuzzybits

          Nope,just bugs and worms in places you don’t want them.

      • Bomer

        I refuse to watch shows like that. I prefer to remain ignorant of how icky the body can be.

    • Henry Auvil

      I met Jimmy S, (fleetingly) one night at Danceteria in NYC in the ’80s. Adorable.

      • another_steve

        Adorable and very talented.

        The perfect combo.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      That happened to me a few days ago with “Lady Marmalade.” I woke up with Lady Marmalade in my head, which is weird because I don’t have a clock radio or anything that would play it, and I hadn’t heard it in months, and I don’t remember dreaming about it. It was stuck in my head all morning.

      • another_steve

        “Lady Marmalade” is an ear worm known to infect gay men of a certain age. That and virtually anything Donna Summer.

        At 3 am in the morning, this is what often obsesses me.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ul_eiDQy68

  • fuzzybits
  • misterjack

    • misterjack
    • another_steve

      BAD 1960s troll doll!

      An entire generation of gay men grew up with troll dolls.

      Love me, dear brothers, if you know of what I speak.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9517c5e78a1ba40e25d6c47a0a2d613adcbcc5aaf09157435ba74513eab5a44a.jpg

      • bzrd

        I have a troll doll in a green “jumpsuit” with a candy cane print, green hair under a “santa” hat in the same print. He knows every turn on interstate 80 from the Bay Area to Wyoming. 900 miles and doesn’t say a word

        • another_steve

          Every gay male over a certain age has known such a man at one time or the other.

          When I was a desirable twink I attracted the most adorable but mindless guys. It’s amazing the disconnect that sometimes (not always, but sometimes) exists between looks and brains.

          These were the just post-Stonewall years.

          • bzrd

            would that I were not suffering from old timers, the memory is but a fog coming through the golden gate glistening in the moonlit night

          • another_steve

            Understood. The 70s are somewhat of a blur to me.

            I remember $1 bottles of Boone’s Farm Wine, gorgeous horny guys and disco music.

            Somehow I’m still here to bear witness to it.

          • JohnJay

            Strawberry Hill or Apple Blossom? Had gallons of it in college in the 1970s.

          • another_steve

            The strawberry (or, shall we say, what passed for strawberry).

            I was 19, newly out and hot to trot. My fellow twink friends and I use to juice up on Boone’s Farm (why pay bar costs?) and enter the discos fully charged up.

            I met my husband that way. 1974. Greenwich Village Manhattan.

            We celebrated our 43rd year of being together, this past March.

          • TampaDink

            Here’s to your upcoming 44th!

      • JCF

        Wait, trolls were a GAY thing? Huh.

  • Jonathan Smith

    annnnnnnnddddd……i’m NOT paying any attention to the topic, have you all seen/READ Dazzer’s post?

    • coram nobis

      Might be well to read this first. Rudyard Kipling, “The Power of the Dog”.

      http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_dog.htm

      There is sorrow enough in the natural way
      From men and women to fill our day;
      And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
      Why do we always arrange for more?
      Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
      Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

      • misterjack

        “But in my Dog, whereof I made no Store / I find more Love than them I trusted More.”

        • misterjack

          Here’s the full poem: (Thanks, internet)!

          Reason in Man cannot​ effect such Love,
          As Nature doth in them that Reason want;
          Ulysses Kind & True his Dog did Prove
          When Faith in better Friends was very Scant.
          My Travels for my Friends have been as True,
          (Tho’ not as far as Fortune did him bear);
          No Friends my Love & Faith divided know,
          (Tho’ This nor That once Equal’d were).
          But in my Dog, whereof I made no Store,
          I find more Love than them I trusted More.

          –Sir Henry Lee

          I had this framed at one time. I gave it to a needleworker to have embroidered but never got it back from her.

    • Jonathan Smith

      we can tell dRumph “fuck off” another day. READ Dazzer.

    • TampaDink

      At your suggestion, I scrolled down, read, commented, read all of the other replies…and am gutted. Thanks for the tip. My heart hurts for Dazzer…and everyone else who has endured the special loss of a beloved fur child.

  • another_steve

    For anyone who hasn’t already blocked me, here’s an exact transcript of Jared’s latest email to me:
    ————–

    Steve, Ivanka stinks of cheap cologne and pretends to be a Jew, but you and I know her to be shiksa trash. Her father disgusts me. I’m headed for prison only because Ivanka has made me suck his proverbial cock. But you know it’s your literal cock that I desire.

    When I’m released from prison, my smooth and clean chest shall be yours.

    I await your tongue.

    Jared

    • Jonathan Smith

      annnnnd on that thought, I’m blocking you.
      /g

    • Lazycrockett

      wait we can do that?!

    • zhera
    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      You’re planning on waiting??!!??? I thought conjugal visits were the plan.

      • another_steve

        So I donned my best Ivanka drag and my gay male friends scoffed at it.

        The prison guards will surely see through it.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          No, no, no. For the last time, the see-through garments are for *Melania* drag, not Ivanka drag. Try to keep up.

    • bzrd

      and-yet-again-steve
      how can we block you when the novel isn’t finished

      • another_steve

        The BBC has already contacted me re the rights to my story. Downton Abbey is over and the masses crave true drama and pathos.

        My agent and I are in negotiations with them. I am demanding that Dame Maggie Smith play my doting Jewish mother.

        “So, Stevela, he’s a yid and a billionaire.

        You need, maybe, something more?”

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/96c1b6f547bd5f34f7c8aa66b8ae2939f40b50abb850749dd0e52c7e12749f41.jpg

        • bzrd

          excellent choice
          I know you will be playing another_steve but with Jared in prison, who do you have in mind for that role?

          • another_steve

            Let’s just say that Brad Pitt’s agent and mine are in negotiations.

          • Bambino

            After watching Call me by your name, I highly recommend Armie Hammer not just for physical resemblance and within the age range but the attitude of arrogance he possessed as well.

    • stevenj
      • another_steve

        And in that cloth-covered area between his legs, what does Ivanka give him that I could not?

        I want all gay and bi men, as well as all straight and bi women, reading here to ponder that question.

        I want them to drop all of their worldly woes and concerns and ponder that single, solitary question.

        • stevenj

          We have similar taste in men. Love me those long legged lean smooth guys…..but….this one’s all yours.

  • Lazycrockett

    Joy!!

  • Lazycrockett

    This A block on Rachel is worth a watch.

  • SoCalGal20

    Great new Randy Bryce ad. He also seems to have found a good Dem slogan.

    https://twitter.com/ironstache/status/946063981067857920

  • Halou

    Something tells me this is not a genuine attempt at outreach to minority communities.

    • another_steve

      LMAO.

      I engage in, and very much enjoy, dry humor. 😉

  • blackstar
    • blackstar
    • SoCalGal20

      No wonder they all voted for their golden parachute tax scam!

    • Tread

      Hey, if they can show the Kochs and the Mercers are complicit, then so be it. Cut out the whole rotten heart.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I occasional see spec that the GOP pols are being blackmailed with hacked info. Seriously, it’s been proven the GOP base has NOOOOOOOOO damn problem voting for adulterers, criminals, child predators,hypocritical forced birthers who demand their mistress have an abortion, and Nazis. I don’t know what the hell any GOPer could be blackmailed with, aside from the old motto of “live boy or dead girl” and I’m not even sure of the dead girl one any more.

      • Ninja0980

        Heck, as Wes Goodman in Ohio showed, even the live boy thing doesn’t seem to matter now as long as you keep it hidden.

      • Lazycrockett

        Hell the gop base think Putin is a a good strong leader.

    • JCF

      I understand there’s a facility on an island in the Carribean. Y’know, the one that Obama WANTED to close, but the Congressional Rethugs never let him. That one might do!

  • Natty Enquirer

    Santa Barbara News-Press in hot water after employee attacks a reporter’s byline.
    https://twitter.com/Selfmademax/status/945417213074325504

  • Lazycrockett

    I hope everything works out for the Island of Binomo.

    • TampaDink

      So does Nikki Haley. ;-p

  • Jonathan Smith

    is it just me, or does JMG NEED a “those we lost today” Tag?
    scroll down, read Dazzer.

    • whollyfool

      It’s been a terrible year for losing loved ones.

      • Tread

        I can second that with fervor.

  • jimbo65

    Let me guess. His cultural sensitivity advisor, who happens to be a Nazi, Steve Miller wrote that for him.

    • clay

      It reads so closely to a Wiki entry that I figured it was a cut and paste by Brad Parscale, but he’d be busy caddying in Florida this week.

  • SoCalGal20

    Oh, McClatchy has a new story up. Russian guy in jail says he hacked DNC on Kremlin orders and can prove it.

    https://twitter.com/selectedwisdom/status/946207553222037504

    • Tomcat

      Unless he is jailed here he is toast.

    • William

      How many hours until he accidentally falls out a window?

      • TuuxKabin

        And how many times.

    • JCF

      But Kremlin orders isn’t the point. Kremlin colluding w Drumpf/Rethugs is the point. THAT is what we need more evidence for.

    • TuuxKabin

      Tea Party coming up.The polonium kind.

  • E.J.
  • Lazycrockett
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      The only thing that could make it more disturbing is if she said, “They burst great from the eggs I laid inside my victims.”

      • JCF

        I think if her statement concluded “…on the barbie” it’d be disturbing enough.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Back when she was on To the Contrary, on PBS…long ago…she used to trot out her “motherhood” all the freakin time, as a hard fought badge of honor, an excuse for her concern for unborn babes (being rabidly anti-abortion)…how she would NEVER want to be in the position of having to talk about fags to her spawn….yada yada….

      Scamway was and has always been a piece of work. A train-wreck of work.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Someone should tell her it’s not so hard to spawn. A lot of train wrecks have kids that they shouldn’t have then go crazy with martyrship and demanding worship as a god from kids they beat and crap on. (points to Tonya Harding’s mom; you don’t have to like Tonya to see that her mom did her so wrong.)

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Someone should ask her if she plans to beat the Octomom and have 9 or more at once.

    • houstonray
  • Lazycrockett
    • Treant

      To quote Lt. Kenda, “My, my, my.”

    • peacfulseas inWA

      I’d be just as happy with an amateur wrestler to pin me down. Instead of 3sec pin we could increase that to 1080 seconds.

    • another_steve

      Some of the most masculine guys I’ve ever known are/were queer.

      Some of it is/was just natural for them. Who they are. Some of it was a kind of pretense.

      What they were “expected” to be.

    • Cuberly Deux

      You know the designation “bear” is on a spectrum….right?

      • Lazycrockett

        When its comes to all things gay everything is on a spectrum.

        • Cuberly Deux

          True.

    • TuuxKabin

      Jeeze, that ’bout knocked me back enough to be staring at the ceiling. Wow.

      14 hours ago – Luckily, Mike’s life changed for the better, and he recently got engaged to his fiancé Morgan. Shortly after meeting his love, Parrow came out to friends and family four and a half years ago. “I told my dad and he was like, ‘Yeah?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah?’ And he was like, ‘Well, you’ve got to give me some credit.

      http://perezhilton.com/2017-12-27-mike-parrow-wrestling-gay-coming-out-story

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OT – This is interesting because New Hampshire is the most Republican-leaning state in New England and Trump came within a sliver if winning it (they had to do a recount), and now he’s at 27% approval. Also, I think this is the first state poll that actually shows him down in the 20s, although I’m sure that if somebody would pay to do one in California, his approval here might actually be down in the teens.

    https://www.twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/946187824541335554

    • Lazycrockett

      This tax law will further lower every republican in the house and senate as well as the WH. Its hated by the majority of citizens.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, and even people who know they will get short term benefits hate it because they know they’ll get screwed in the end while the rich get richer.

    • clay

      I thought I’d seen a NY poll that had him in the 20s.

      • TuuxKabin

        That’s our temperature, currently in the teens, going single digit later.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Moebym of the Returners

      Funny how Hillary can win the Most Admired Woman distinction 22 times, but when she’s running for office it’s like she’s Public Enemy #1.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I honestly think it’s because when she’s not running, she’s not as threatening but actually acting ambitious scares the shit of conservative men & women.

      • Treant

        It took a completely dishonest FBI head, the Russians, and constant drumbeats of doom and destruction to take her down last November.

        And even so, she still won the popular vote by a mile.

        • Lazycrockett

          and she still won by 3 plus million.

          Sorry got excited and didn’t finish.

      • DaddyRay

        And after 30 years of Right Wing vilification

        • Ninja0980

          With some far left hate thrown in.

  • Moebym of the Returners

    Going to be getting another cat on Sunday. He’s a gorgeous 3-year-old Balinese his current owner rescued from a kitten mill (sadly).

    So stoked.

    • whollyfool

      Happy for you! Please post pictures!

      • Moebym of the Returners

        Oh, I will.

    • TuuxKabin

      Sunday was our one month anniversary with now known as Barbarella. We woke up to mice, six sightings in four hours. Went to the ASPCA to get a ‘boarder mouser,’ found la B, four years old, heart condition, we agreed all the more reason to take her, keep her, love her, care for her. Within12 hours six mice were at our feet, after first seeing them flip thru the air on their way to be delivered. She’s earned her keep and then some. All good things on you, your home and new kitty. Congratulations.

  • Blake J Butler
    • danolgb

      Did something happen to New York’s own Senators? Anyone who doesn’t think Bernie is going to run in 2020 is fooling themselves.

      Bernie Sanders will swear in de Blasio for a second term
      https://nypost.com/2017/12/27/bernie-sanders-will-swear-in-de-blasio-for-a-second-term/

      • William

        Bernie will be 900 years old in 2020.

        • danolgb

          Oh.. But that’s only too old for Hillary. It will be just fine for Bernie. That whining we’re told that Dems need to find fresh blood manages to include the old Senator from Vermont. But all the signs are there that he plans to run.

          • Lazycrockett

            Lord that is bout as lame as troll can get.

          • danolgb

            But the hypocrisy of the far left has no limits. They can hold Hillary accountable for voting to authorize the Iraq war while simultaneously ignoring Bernie’s previous votes to authorize regime change in Iraq through military force as well as his votes to fund the war. And they can pass around memes that the money spent on the F35 could pay for free college while ignoring Bernie consistently voted for the F35.

          • Lazycrockett
      • Lazycrockett

        When Kamala throws her hat in the ring, bernie is TOAST.

      • Blake J Butler

        He’s got the ego for it and the dnc trying to make the primar process more to his liking.

      • TuuxKabin

        Not in fairness to either one of them, when I saw this headline yesterday in the Daily News I almost fell over backwards with the eye roll, all I can glean from it is that Sanders is from Brooklyn, and I read no further. The dood’s from here, so only on that am I seeing it as a meh.

  • DaddyRay
  • Leo

    So Ari Melber’s been dragging Mark Zuckerberg’s to hell and back the past few months and I’m here for every bit of it.

    • Lazycrockett

      Its a well deserved drag.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/JoeMyGod/status/946137996939661313?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
    Joe isn’t wrong here.
    Mediate has become a cesspool and as Joe said, it’s easily among the worst political sites out there.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I have never once, in my life, gone to Mediaite for anything that I’m aware of. I didn’t even know it existed until people on JMG started talking about it and I’m still not sure what it is, but from what I’ve heard I’m pretty sure I don’t want to find out.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        self-anointed, faux-balanced “media critique” site.

        • Ninja0980

          Run by Dan Abrams of Abc News.

    • William

      Charmed, I’m sure.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Mediaite doesn’t give a good gawd damn. It’s beyond awful over there. but I’d say a lot of the problem is disqus. They seem to refuse to block IPs that have many many many troll accounts.

      I make a habit of heading over there to report accounts, no joke. But disqus and mediaite just let it all happen.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I’ll never understand this creepy obsession with being the winner when what they won is a booby prize full of bed bugs

  • Scout
    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Let’s vote:
      1) It’s Ivanka’s mobile garment factory where the women who make her knock-offs for $0.32/hr get “empowered.”
      2) It’s the McDonalds/KFC delivery truck.
      3) It’s Roy Moore’s new “ice cream truck” waiting to get detailed.
      4) It’s where Manafort/Flynn/Kushner are keeping all their rubles since they can’t use the banks in Cyprus anymore.
      5) It’s Mueller’s undercover surveillance vehicle filled with FBI agents wearing headphones.

      • Scout

        LOL! You’re on fire!! 🙂

        • bzrd

          yes, but one option wasn’t included
          6) The covfefe truck operated by the Nambians

      • Reality.Bites

        2. Don’t be silly. Not big enough.

  • gaycuckhubby
  • Max_1

    Has anyone posted about this yet?
    Personally, I’m surprised it isn’t bigger news. There are four (4) Russian agents being charged by Russia for treason due to them discussing with the FBI their roles in throwing the election for Trump. Either Putin is using them as tools to eventually discredit the FBI, or they conspired with Putin to throw the election.

    FYI: They were arrested and charged back in August…
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/946225503727505413

    • danolgb

      I fear he isn’t long for this world.

      • Max_1

        Imagine… He gave Mueller his e-sig. to spot.

        • danolgb

          That really only proves the Russians did the hacking. Anyone paying attention already knows that. Until the dots are fully connected to the Trump, the RNC, and/or his campaign, it’s not all that useful to the case.

    • coram nobis

      A break-in at the DNC during an election. Didn’t we see this movie before? Or is this a remake?

    • Bambino

      It’s all dog and pony show. No one in that country stays alive exposing their kingpin for criminal activities.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Moebym of the Returners

      Shit, I can’t believe that I fell for this…

      • gaycuckhubby

        Ed Krassen spews out wild assumptions and half baked conspiracies consistantly

      • gaycuckhubby

        To be fair… with the year we’ve had it seems like something that could easily happen

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        It seems Ryan would love to cut but Bitch McTurtle and others in the party are wary of it.

        https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/27/ryan-mcconnell-congress-entitlements-medicare-social-security-314766

        “In order to win votes for a budget in late October that paved the way for the tax overhaul, Ryan promised leaders of the conservative Republican Study Committee to vote sometime next year on deficit reduction legislation. Republicans have since then discussed enacting work requirements for food stamps and other programs for the poor, as well as Medicare changes to curb spending.

        “We have to address entitlements, otherwise we can’t really get a
        handle on our future debt,” Ryan said on CBS “This Morning” last week. He also specifically singled out programs for low-income people: “We, right now, are trapping people in poverty. And it’s basically trapping people on welfare programs, which prevents them from hitting their potential and getting them in the workforce.”

        But even some of Ryan’s rank-and-file are wary of tackling
        entitlements. Hillary Clinton carried about two dozen GOP-held swing districts in 2016. And with evidence of a Democratic wave already building, centrist Republicans fear cuts to programs that support the most vulnerable could cost them their seats.

    • whollyfool

      Thank you for posting this.

    • William

      Next week then?

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OT – Because of course. Trump is the shitnami that normalized this behavior.

    https://www.twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/946258398290604032

    • Cuberly Deux

      The cult demands it.

      Seriously, these freaks are a Jim Jones punch bowl away from koolaiding their own flock to prove their point.

      • William

        Please do it. We promise to miss them.

    • Treant

      Bitch Mitch will be all over it. We’ll seat the duly elected Democrat sometime around next November.

      But hey, too lazy to do anything about it, right?*

      *I’m in a worse mood than normal.

      • whollyfool

        That’s because your house is a sauna.

        • Treant

          It’s twenty past four and I’m still up.

          But I did isolate my office, turn on the ceiling fan to rotate the air, and open the windows–it’s 10° out there and still dropping.

          I pulled it down to 64° and I’m sitting here waiting for my headache to fade.

    • We all know how the Democratic Party deeply controls the statewide voting apparatus down to each and every local county and jurisdiction in deeply blue Alabama. In fact, it is nearly impossible for any Republican to be elected to statewide office there. This makes tons of sense to the average Fox News viewer probably.

      • William

        Take me back to the old days when crazy people talked about space aliens, not Democrats.

    • clay

      The “expert” sounds about as reliable as David Barton or Kris Kobach.
      If they can’t be any more specific than “irregular” in Jefferson County, they could be bitching about as little as higher than expected turnout in Birmingham.

  • Treant

    OT: The family is here and leaving tomorrow. Every year, I’m reminded of why I’m glad that they leave.

    Honestly, I absolutely cannot sleep and I’m sitting here in shorts and a T-shirt because it’s 73 degrees in here–and 11 outside. Why? Because the SiL is “cold” and “turn it up” and walking around in light pants, a T-shirt, and no socks.

    What the fuck do you expect?

    • clay

      I can’t imagine the arrogance to touch someone else’s thermostat. Even if she’s going to pay the difference in utility bills. . . . if she’s not comfortable, she’s an adult and can go stay in a hotel.

      • Treant

        Touch? She reprogrammed it.

        Nobody else seems to be able to figure out that “socks” might “keep your feet a little warmer.” Mostly because their house is brutally hot. Nobody ever asks me if I’m comfortable when I’m down there–it averages 74 to 80, season dependent–and no, I’m always far too warm.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          I’ve heard of thermostat that can be secretly set to a certain temp and a dummy put over it so they think they’ve changed the temp but not really. Sometimes the act makes them feel psychologically warmer.

          Or you can threaten to use a nail gun if she touches it again.

          • Treant

            I’d consider either. In her case, she has her family programmed to think mid-seventies is normal. Maybe down where they live, but a sixty degree differential to the outside costs a fortune, runs the system constantly, and drives the humidity down even further due to the constant expansion and contraction of air in the house.

        • Max_1

          Send her the bill… Call it an “expense” she accrued while staying in your home.

    • Gretchen

      You would be right at home with me and the grouse spouse. Our thermostat is set on 60 F at night year round. We do not do hot. Fortunately we have excellent insulation, so even our summer in Tennessee power bills are never over $180 per month. This month’s bill was a glorious $92. Before you ask, we do not have any other energy source; we’re strictly electric.

  • Lazycrockett

    So any of you Orville fans, after watching this season finale, well fuck off. This shit is bad.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: I don’t get why the fuck teenage boys don’t get that throwing shit off a bridge can kill people. It makes me furious.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasacks/teens-charged-in-sandbag-death?utm_term=.quEygyYrb#.rgdg8gMek

    “Four teenagers from Ohio were charged with murder Wednesday after they allegedly threw a sandbag off a highway overpass, smashing the windshield of a car and killing a 22-year-old man who was in the passenger seat.

    Police in Toledo filed murder charges against the boys, three of whom are 14, the other 13, after Marquise Byrd died from his injuries on Friday, officials said. The teens had already been charged with assault.

    • Gretchen

      I haven’t seen this story, so I should probably just keep my big trap shut, buy alas…it’s late here, and I am in the throws of insomnia. Not knowing any other details than the ones you present as I didn’t even read the article my comment is likely inappropriate and ill advised, but I am lazy tonight in addition to wide awake and in pain. In general I am infuriated by young teenagers being tried for capital crimes under any circumstances. I understand wanting justice and perhaps even retribution, but their brains aren’t fully developed. They literally do not have the reasoning skills to connect all the dots about why this particular act is such a bad plan. This is a tragedy for the driver and his family, but it’s also a tragedy for these boys and their own families. How many times as young people did we do things that could have had catastrophic consequences but by chance, fortune, or grace devastation was averted? When my own brother was about 12, he and a friend were picked up by a policeman and delivered to our mother for throwing gravel at cars on the street below our house. It made enough of an impression on him to make him the most law abiding person I know. He even carries a brethalyzer in his truck for nights when he goes to drink. I really hope I haven’t said something stupid by commenting without reading the article. Ignore me if I have.

      • Treant

        They killed somebody, however. so dropping them off at home and hoping they Learned Their Lesson would be deeply inappropriate.

        If they can’t connect the dots on why dropping sandbags on people from heights might lead to killing somebody, then they really don’t deserve to live in the first place, far’s I’m concerned. They’ve already announced they’re human garbage at the age of 13.

        Fortunately, the law splits the difference, will probably charge them as juveniles, and they’ll do four, five years in a detention center before their sweet little records are wiped clean and they’re back in society.

        The dead guy? Still dead, of course, but hey. It’s his fault for being under a dropped sandbag and he was probably wearing pants that were way too short. Fucker was asking for it.

        • Gretchen

          Agreed, that a slap on the wrist isn’t appropriate, but I do have a different perspective on teenagers being tried as adults. Thirteen year olds may have the brain capacity to understand that something bad “could” happen if they throw the sandbag, but they don’t have the reasoning skills to make it a simple x+y=z connection. Their abstract thinking skills are barely developing at this age and treating them as adult murderers in a system so rife with abuse is only going to perpetuate the problem. Even assuming they receive a sentence as juveniles, they will spend all their remaining formative years in a system designed to punish rather than rehabilitate, so they will be returned to society more damaged than they are now. Suffice to say, I don’t have an answer. I wish our country would take some lessons the Netherlands and other countries with more progressive justice systems. Ours is clearly broken.

          Btw: I knew better than to comment without reading the linked article. I totally missed the part about it being sandbags. I wonder if the bags were already on the side of the road or if they brought them intentionally to do harm. Yeah…yeah. yeah..I’m going to read the article now.

          • Treant

            Reading it would be wise. There’s no excuse for this action–and they killed somebody.

          • Gretchen

            Okay. I read it. My opinion isn’t changed. I think the remand to juvenile detention is probably the best case scenario for them. They ruined a lot of lives over what they likely saw as no big deal “fun”. I doubt very seriously it ever entered their mind that someone could be killed. Honestly they are barely past the age where death is even understood as permanent. I don’t think kids are all innocent and sugar and spice and everything nice. I’m not a naive fool, but I spent the bulk of my teaching career with inner city middle schoolers. They honestly don’t connect the dots that a truly bad thing could happen because they do something. In their minds, I imagine they saw the debris on the overpass and thought they were making a game of who could hit a moving target. They do these things in video games with no consequences, and they genuinely don’t understand that real life isn’t the same.

            We can agree to disagree. I see your point. I’m not suggesting they get off scott free. I was initially struck by the phrase “charged with murder.” In Tennessee that’s generally only used if they are tried as adults which is the part I have a hard time accepting. Juveniles here are just charged with delinquency here regardless of the actual crime.

          • Treant

            Total disagreement, and it’s rather vehement. Four years of Not Going To The Prom doesn’t make up for killing somebody, and 13-year-olds can’t be said to be ignorant of what death is.

            Actually, as far as I’m concerned, the “they’re just kids and not responsible” excuse is exactly the problem. There’s no brake on their behavior from society because we don’t want to “ruin their lives,” even when they end somebody else’s life.

          • Gretchen

            I’m okay with disagreeing, and I understand your perspective. Fortunately we agree on many other things.

          • AJ Drew

            dare I bring up the “thousand” teens swarming a mall in NJ…

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5216627/Five-arrested-1-000-teens-NJ-mall.html

          • Gretchen

            Good grief. Our local mall would probably be thrilled to see a thousand teenagers. It’s just about empty these days. Most of the stores are shuttered.

          • greenmanTN

            I get what you’re saying but I think it’s a mistake to see it as anything other than unbridled malice. Even in the best case scenario nothing good is going to come from hitting someone’s windshield with a rock, sand, or even a water balloon.

            I also know that teenage brains aren’t fully formed, but they aren’t pure and guileless either. They knew they were doing something harmful.

          • Gretchen

            I suppose my view is more of mischief run amok. Not knowing the actual kids, it’s impossible to know if these are kids who are so damaged that they wanted to hurt someone or dumb kids who just thought they were doing something edgy and fun. Kids are exposed to so much fake violence with no actual consequences that their brains really don’t make the connection that their actions could do serious harm in real life.

            I agree that they shouldn’t be throwing things off overpasses period, but I would like to know why these kids were even on an interstate overpass. Where were their parents?

            As a side note, I have family who travel this section of interstate daily, and I can’t imagine this happening to them. I’m incredibly sorry for the loss this family is experiencing.

          • whollyfool

            There was a similar incident in Detroit recently where the victim died. I think they knew what they were doing.

            I wonder how many sandbags they dropped that day.

          • Gretchen

            The information in the article is pretty sparse, so it’s impossible to say what they were thinking or even know the basic details.

            The best lesson I learned in 8th grade was that I shouldn’t talk about things I know nothing about. I should have followed that rule tonight before my original comment. I will wait and take a stand next time when I have more facts for an informed opinion. Tonight I’m going to close my gob and rest my case.

          • BobSF_94117

            One of the problems is that these incidents get reported in the news and get copied. The press is free to report, of course, but this is one kind of story I wish they’d keep a lid on.

          • greenmanTN

            As a one-time teenage male I agree 100%. I didn’t act out out by throwing things off a bridge, I acted out sexually. And with a B.B. gun on an abandoned parked truck. The similarity is doing things without any idea of the consequences, making choices that you are in no way equipped to handle. At that age you’re basically a ball of hormones and foresight is out the window.

            Still, even at that age, given typical exposure to TV and movie violence, it’s hard to imagine they didn’t know that at the very least harm could/would result from their actions. Anyone with a modicum of sense would know it could do great harm, IMO. It reflects great anger and lack of regard for others, a lack of empathy.

          • Gretchen

            The lack of empathy is key. Their brains are already barely capable of empathy even with people they know well and love. Empathy for a stranger is almost nil at this age. I also have a different take on the effect of movies and video games. Current research suggests that exposure to violence makes teens less empathetic and aware of the effects of their actions. They shoot people and steal cars by proxy on video games with zero consequences. New lives are gained by restarting a level. Their is an impermanence to death that likely feels normal especially if they have never experienced a a death of a family member or close friend. Everything is a competition at this age and media in many ways has normalized violence and crime as acceptable outlets to compete. Where I competed at that age in dodge ball and Atari games with kids from my neighborhood, they compete in virtual crimes with with unlimited audience via social media. It really isn’t all that surprising that young people, who are already at a developmental stage where abstract thinking is in it’s infancy, have a tenuous grasp on the consequences of performing the same behaviors in real life that they execute daily in video games and see on television in scripted “reality” shows.

          • greenmanTN

            We are on the same page. Perhaps it’s unfashionsble to ask, but how can constant use of “first person shooter” games NOT make one callous toward death?

            This is OT but interesting, but I read about a case of a well adjusted, studious boy, the “all American boy,” who was injured or caught a disease (I forget which) and had to stay home and seemingly his only social outlet was playing a multiplayer online video game. For whatever reason (as I recall his parents grew concerned about the violence in the game) and his mother refused to buy the newest software update, cutting him off from the only “social” outlet her had. So he killed both his parents.

            At that age everything is a BIG DEAL and teenagers are not entirely sane.

          • Gretchen

            Honestly, ten years ago I thought parents who were constantly yammering about violence in video games were just overprotective ninnies, but now I think the violence has evolved to such a degree that it’s damaging players’ sense of reality. I think that just like some people develop a porn addiction, others become so addicted to the high of the violence that they begin to act on it in real life. I’m just guessing, but I would bet good money that there will eventually be research linking spikes in domestic violence to extended exposure to violent video games. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are spikes in car thefts when new versions of Grand Theft Auto hit the shelves. Behavior is a bit like the digestive system; what comes out is directly affected by what you consume.

          • greenmanTN

            I’m a huge fan of the First Amendment and thought Tipper Gore’s crusade to label music with “dirty words” was appalling. But you read something about a school shooter playing a game that allows you to be a school shooter ala Columbine and you see a line needs to be drawn.

          • Gretchen

            I’m glad I’m not in charge of drawing it for everyone, but my kid has a Wii fit and has no idea what Halo or Call of Duty are. I wish I had the answer. We live in a scary world right now.

          • greenmanTN

            I have a pitch black sense of humor but even I don’t think a school shooting game (read about it, never seen it) is OK.

          • Gretchen

            I agree 100%. I suppose it’s a bit like the policing obscenities. I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it. Although my definition of obscene is probably far less prudish than your average SCOTUS justice.

          • greenmanTN

            It’s a slippery slope. It wasn’t that long ago that anything that affirmed gays or called for gay rights was considered “obscene.”

          • Gretchen

            And there’s the rub. I’m definitely not qualified to make the distinction, and I honestly don’t know anyone I would trust to make it certainly not any current politician.

          • TuuxKabin

            Play video games — a lot? Next year, the World Health Organization will list it as a mental disorder.

            https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/27/health/video-game-disorder-who/index.html

          • medaka

            Hi Tuux. Thinking about you and your fabulous Mister. I have one too, just not often enough. You know.

            I’m being worked to death and considering self-exit.

          • TuuxKabin

            Some times not enough is over the top heaven enough when together and from the looks of the two youse, you’re both on to a real good thing.

            WTF, ‘self exit?’ What you talkin’? From MB? Do it. IF not write me pronto. Yo’ Big Bro’ wanna talk with you.

            Brain freeze cold here and for the duration, according to those who know ’bout these things.

            Gotz a cat. Barbarella. Bit of a psychic terror, so we get a long well. Tho she’s dedicated to HisNibs and treats me with utter disdain. We’re a good match.

          • medaka

            From life. I feel like I’ve failed at everything I’ve done. This always happens at the end of the year here, drinking too much alone.

          • TuuxKabin

            Was just getting ready to find this comment, between the two of us. You haven’t failed. You think you have. Have you talked with your friends in San Francisco? The end of the year does this, I know and with this being such a depressing one, personally for you, as well as the shit shows coming down all around us, please don’t go ‘down that road.’ Can you return to the U.S.? San Francisco/bay area? I trust you’ve exhausted reasons as to why it’s only Tuesday you can be together. I don’t know. It’s another side of the world to me and the norms are probably as different here as the norms there are different to me/us here. Seek some assistance to get you over this, please. It’s distressing to read your words your loss would be forever something more than a few people would carry with them. I don’t know what else I can say, just hope you can get thru this. I’m sending my phone number via email. I’ll share the expense of the calls with you. Wish I could hold you to pass the love and appreciation you’ve created. OXO

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I think what irks me is that it seems to be a common enough occurrence in that I’ve read multiple stories about different groups of teenage boys doing this with objects ranging from small stones but also things like bricks and/or big concrete blocks and people have gone to the hospital or died because of this kind of thing.

        Most boys that age get that throwing small rocks at people horizontally can and will get them in trouble. And usually the boys doing the overpass bridge heaving are using much heavier objects.

        Most of them are lucky that they don’t harm people but it doesn’t make what they do any less dangerous or stupid.

        According to the article, they’re going to juvenile hall because they don’t have a prior record.

        • Gretchen

          Several years ago near Knoxville there was someone killed by a concrete block thrown from the interstate. Off hand I don’t recall if the same person did it more than once or if there were multiple copycats, but it happened frequently here for awhile.

          It seems the list of things we have to explic tell our kids not to do grows exponentially by the day. One would think “Do not throw things at cars” would be obvious.

      • greenmanTN

        You didn’t say anything wrong. I get group mentality. I do. But by age 14 one should know that, best case scenario, there’s a good chance someone could easily die, or drive their car into someone else, resulting in injury or death, if you thow something on their windshield.

        By that age I would assume they have played video games that demonstrate, if only unintentionally, about cause and effect.

      • Gianni

        I get where you’re coming from but 14 year old boys know the difference between right and wrong. They’ve created a tragedy for someone else AND themselves. They’re going to learn the lesson the hard way and it’s their own fault. There is little tolerance anymore for malicious acts committed by anyone including, and perhaps especially, teens. A life has been ended by their foolishness. They hit the windshield with a sandbag, of all things.

        • Gretchen

          I have expressed myself badly tonight. I’m not saying they are blameless or should be set free to terrorize motorists at will. I commented without reading the article which I acknowledge was dumb. I latched onto the concept of charged with murder which I do find problematic. Being sent to juvenile which is the actual punishment is a far cry from being charged with murder in an adult court. My problem is with assigning adult punishment to children who do not have the same mental capacity to understand their actions as actual adults. This is not the case in this situation, and I have spoken out of turn. Apologies for the late night ruckus.

          • Gianni

            Please don’t apologize. You expressed your feelings and that’s perfectly fine. Sometimes people disagree on things. I know it is a shocking thing to have teens charged as adults, but when the crime is so awful, especially one resulting in the death of an innocent person, it’s just so overwhelming and most of us are so sick and tired of things like that happening, that people demand that something serious be done to get them off the streets.

          • Gretchen

            Thank you. The thing I love most about JMG is being able to have respectful conversations even when we don’t agree.

            I do understand the desire for justice and even perhaps retribution. I just come from a professional background of working with kids this age, and research and neuroscience show they are not fully developed enough to appreciate the consequences of their actions. Ruining more lives will not give this man back his life or his child a father. Yes, there must be consequences, but it doesn’t provide a deterrent to other teenagers to see these kids punished beyond their culpability. They literally can’t apply this situation to their own behavior. I’m not making an emotional plea for leniency; this is hard science that says they are not fully capable of appreciating the consequences of their actions. I’m not advocating for clearing them of all responsibility. I’m just saying it isn’t right to apply adult consequences to non-adults. Fortunately in this case the judicial system agrees.

    • Stupidity, testosterone, and group mentality. My guess is 4 out of 5 crimes do not get reported.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Probably because it’s rare for someone to actually die. Most people just end up with a dented hood or end up swerving around it.

    • William

      I can’t believe these assholes are pleading not guilty.

  • OT- This is a Republican bloodbath for next November. I have to get this chart in from 538. In the years I have been following politics, I have never seen a 13 point differential in congressional voting intention. Anything half this amount would flip the House Democratic. No wonder Ryan is rumored to be retiring from Congress. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-generic-ballot-polls/?ex_cid=rrpromo

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe6bacb806d8d524394b482fb291c6298e2f2db0537581cf3511e835c2494684.jpg

    • Treant

      So figure it’s about equal in the House once the Republicans cheat in all the red states (they already have; Dems need to be around +5 to take the House just due to gerrymandering).

      • I think you are being too pessimistic. Dems are only 24 seats down. I think we are looking at 2010 – when the Republicans took the house from the Dems after Obamacare was passed. But Trump is much more unpopular than Obama ever was. the Republicans gained 63 House seats — and had similar gerrymander advantages.

        • Treant

          I think I’m being too optimistic. They’ll lose the House in November because that’s the easiest way to duck dealing with Dumpster. But for no other reason; they would otherwise have cheated to keep it.

    • Cackalaquiano

      I hope you’re right. But I still retain a stinging pessimism regarding polls.

  • JCF

    The notion that Drumpf had ANYTHING to do w/ that statement (of “celebration”) re Kwanzaa: Oh My Sides!!!! LMAO

    Let’s remember how Drumpf really feels about black people? Retweeting “White Genocide”?

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/690562515500032000

    • AJ Drew

      I imagine posters here have flogged this mightily already, but I’m late to the party… Kushners’ fishing holiday party with Confederate flag in the background…?

      http://www.businessinsider.com/ivanka-trump-posts-vacation-photo-confederate-flag-2017-12

      • Cackalaquiano

        So I despise Ivanka and Jared, but that flag is so clearly not theirs. With respect, I don’t think we do ourselves any favors when our side tries to manufacture controversy where there is none.

        • AJ Drew

          Eh, if they’re vacationing where that’s a thing, plus as they’re political beings, if they’re that blind to what they put out on social media, then they deserve the scorn.

          • JCF

            This. They could’ve chosen another shot. They could have told themselves “under NO circumstances will we promulgate/normalize that banner of HATE”.

            But Nope! They hit Send (or Upload or whatever—I’m not on Twitter). As AJ suggests, this story deserves MORE flogging!

          • Reality.Bites

            I think in their case it’s “Flush.”

          • Cackalaquiano

            Yeah public figures always have to be more careful. But frankly there are huge regions of the country, even otherwise desirable places to visit, where confederate flags are displayed openly and you can’t avoid seeing them. They’re not illegal after all.
            I just think we need to be more selective with our outrage. This photo isn’t where we should put a lot of energy in my opinion.

  • Gianni

    Totally believable that Donnie wrote that and had it released. I wonder if his staff has even let him know that “he” extended his good wishes for Kwanzaa? He was too busy making it legal to say Merry Christmas again and bringing Christmas back from wherever it had gone. How could he have found the time or brain cells to remember Kwanzaa? He’s been awfully busy since he returned from his Florida holiday.

    • boatboy_srq

      I can’t help thinking that Lord Dampnut made this announcement in part because he thinks Christmas is just for white people.

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  • BeaverTales

    Although exceptions obviously exist, I don’t know any black American family that actively celebrates Kwanzaa, except college students and faculty, and a few random folk who enjoy any excuse for a party. Almost none will continue celebrating it as regular adults outside of an academic milieu. I think my parents went to one once out of curiosity. It was invented by someone who wanted to bring African imagery and traditions into a holiday season built around white Jesus.

    Theoretically, it’s a nice idea to remember your roots and celebrate a variety of family traditions that 300+ years of race based slavery and Jim Crow nearly extinguished. In modern practice, it’s just another excuse to listen to non-Xmas R&B, socialize, eat and dance with people who enjoy being immersed in black American culture. It makes winter more tolerable and creates ‘teaching moments’.

    My memories of it are just food, music and socializing, and it was actually quite enjoyable. My local black gay bar as a twink in California put up a few decorations and a punch bowl. No biggie. .Like Presidents day, Flag day, St. Patricks day or even MLK day, no one I’ve ever met would lose any sleep if they missed an official observance of it. The black “holiday” that I most enjoy is Juneteenth weekend.

    Without consulting google (yet), I’d say there are 7(?) main principles, which are encapsulated by 7 Swahili (Muslim) words, one of them is “faith”. If you take it seriously (and very few do), it’s not very inclusive of us black atheists, but is inclusive of all theist traditions typically found in the black community. It’s secular, but was usually too churchy for me the few times I attended one.

    • greenmanTN

      It is by definition a made-up holiday, but I, especially as a white southerner, don’t get to define what is “real” for anyone wanting to celebrate it. It’s fine so long as, as in this case, acknowledging it isn’t a facile way to “honor” black people without really meaning it, words without actions. Many groups could say of Trump, “with friends like these, who needs enemies?”

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Well, all holidays are made up. Some were just made up a longer time ago than others.

        • greenmanTN

          What, you mean to tell me that Valentine’s Day is just an excuse to sell greeting cards and chocolate?! The deuce you say! 😁

      • BeaverTales

        When Trump claims Obama observed Kwanzaa instead of Christmas, it becomes a political football, which has been the case with anything symbolic to black people: Educational, health and economic disparities and Police brutality are the fictional complaints of delusional blacks trying to wring the blood soaked veil of “white guilt” in the never ending quest for “free stuff”, but let’s treat Kwanzaa as “real” to “honor” them instead?

        Yeah, right. Thanks but No thanks….

        • greenmanTN

          I think you and I both know that a mention of Kwanzaa is supposed to placate “the blacks” when his actual political agenda is to disenfranchise their vote by any means possible.

  • Rebecca Gardner
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  • Rebecca Gardner

    The insanity never stops flowing. It’s constant and I think it’s killing my emotional stability. I’m gonna have a breakdown but I can’t just ignore this and hope for the best, I need to fight it.

    https://twitter.com/Trout8Trout/status/946348852805808129

    • jimbo65

      He really is an evil piece of shit. Not surprising from a man who has no love for animals. I hate him so.

  • Jay Silversmith

    No way in hell don the con wrote that statement….he wouldn’t know Kwanzaa if it bit him on his cofefe.