I suppose there is supposed to be an airing of grievances, but I feel like I have been doing that every god damned day since that loathsome toad became President. I just hate this man with every fiber of my being, and I am not a small man. Other than not having the money I want to do things to the house, and this shithead scumbag being President, things are going pretty well.
As for feats of strength, I am going to attempt to make ice cream tonight and not eat all two quarts as soon as I make it.
Good word is that the Balloon Juice calendar should be done soon.
No idea what I am going to do tonight other than read the news and stew in anger at Trump.
James E. Powell
If we didn’t already have this holiday Festivus, we’d need to invent it for Our Host and the rest of us.
Take some thin hope in that tens of millions of Americans beside just you are filled with revulsion at the sight, sound, or mere awareness the presence of this loathsome, lying, narcissistic, greedy blow-toad occupying the office once honorably held by the likes of Washington, Lincoln, the two Roosevelts, and Obama. Our time will come to toss this ass-hole out in disgrace on his sorry fat ass, hopefully wearing a suit as orange as his hair.
Airing of grievances
What kind of ice cream?
@germy: Putin’s flunky says what?
Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD)
What we really need to do is start jacking fashion designers for ALL THEIR SHIT
I would also be completely unsurprised to find that this and fashion photography are chock-full of legit serial killers.
My God. Partisans are interfering with elections?!?! Why is the media ignoring this revelation?
@Baud: Welcome back!
She demands evidence of collusion with the russians.
@schrodingers_cat: Soon. Not quite yet.
@Baud: You just can’t quit us, can you?
Has GG retweeted this yet?
Piker! I’ve been grievancing since I was born (w/o any desire or request on my behalf) into this world of shit & pain. If it took Trump to get you angry, you haven’t been paying attention.
@Baud: Give him time
@HeleninEire: Sadly, the rest of the world has turned out to be worse.
Major Major Major Major
You could not read the news and make stew.
@germy: If Stein wants to see the evidence, why doesn’t she search her emails?
@schrodingers_cat: Well, if we were looking at our electoral problems by exclusively examining Russia; if investigating the very suspicious activity of a foreign state’s interactions with many of the people involved in the Republican campaign (and Stein herself) precluded fixing other problems like voting trail recording, voter suppression, insecure voting machines, and gerrymandering, Stein would have a point instead of a poorly constructed scarecrow kicked apart at her feet.
@Major Major Major Major: Not reading news is really awesome.
I also despise Trump with every fiber of my being. I didn’t think it was possible to hate someone I don’t personally know this much. I’m keeping a bottle of champers in the fridge for his political or physical demise, whichever comes first. If he stokes out mid-rage tweet on a Monday morning, I will immediately declare that day a holiday and rejoice accordingly. May it be soon!
Major Major Major Major
@Baud: welcome back.
Tilda Swintons Bald Cap
Many millions of Americans hate the hell out of Trump. More and more everyday.
@Major Major Major Major: Thanks.
@Betty Cracker: when I’m president, that day will be declared a national holiday.
So glad to see you!
I’ve said this here before. I LOATHE fireworks, but if he resigns I’m going out and getting a s–tload of Roman candles to set off in the front yard.
@germy: Putin asset, says what?
Sounds absolutely fabulous.
Here’s my grievance, dammit! The fires in Ventura County pushed a lot of smoke and ash into the “Salad Bowl”in the Oxnard and Camarillo area. There are 36,000 farm workers there.They are the reason we have salad greens in the winter, that and a billion dollars or more of strawberries. Most of the growers provided the workers with masks, a few growers didn’t and the bastards actually blocked volunteers from delivering masks. What the hell is the matter with them? The smoke and ash is as bad for the crop as it is for the workers. Must have studied Trumpian Farm Management 101,
That sounds like a group of farms that need an emergency inspection by the state of California, stat. I guarantee you that they’re violating multiple other laws that they didn’t want the volunteers to spot.
jake the snake
On the first day of Trumpmas, the FBI gave to me
Rumors of a Russian peetape.
On the second day of Trumpmas, the FBI gave to me
Two smoking guns and rumors of a Russian peetape.
On the third day of Trumpmas, the FBI gave to me
Three Russian hookers, two smoking guns and rumors of a
On the fourth day of Trumpas, the FBI gave to me
Four collaborators, three Russian hookers, two smoking
Guns and rumors of a Russian peetape.
On the fifth day of Trumpmas, the FBI gave to me
Five Trumps indicted, four collaborators, three
Russian hookers, two smoking guns, and rumors of Russian peetape.
On the sixth day of Trumpmas, the FBI gave to me
Six minions singing, Five Trumps indicted, four collaborators,
Three Russian hookers, two smoking guns and rumors of a Russian peetape.
On the seventh day of Trumpmas, the FBI gave to me
Seven Aids arrested, six minions singing, five Trump indictments,
Four collaborators, three Russian hookers, two smoking guns, and
Rumors of a Russian peetape
On the Eighth day of Trumpmas, the FBI gave to me
Eight Putin cronies, seven Aids arrested, six minions singing, five Trumps indicted
four collaborators, three Russian hookers, two smoking guns and rumors of Russian peetape.
On the Ninth day of Trumpmas, the FBI gave to me,
Nine Sessions charges, eight Putin cronies, seven Aids arrested, six minions singing,
Five Trumps indicted, four collaborators, three Russian hookers, two smoking guns,
And rumors of a Russian peetape.
On the tenth day of Trumpmas, the FBI gave to me
Ten crooks resigning, nine Sessions charges, Eight Putin cronies, seven Aids arrested, six
Minions singing, five Trumps indicted, four collaborators, three Russian hookers, two smoking
Guns, and rumors of a Russian peetape.
On the eleventh day of Trumpmas, the FBI gave to me
Eleven money launderers, ten crooks resigning, Eight Putin Cronies, seven Aids arrested,
Six minions singing, five Trumps indicted, four collaborators, three Russian hookers, two
Smoking guns and rumors of a Russian peetape
On the twelfth day of Trumpmas, the FBI gave to me:
12 Impeachment hearings, 11 money launderers, 10 crooks resigning
9 Sessions charges, 8 Putin cronies, 7 Aids arrested, 6 minions singing,
5 Trumps indicted, 4 Collaborators, 3 Russian Hookers, 2 smoking guns,
And Trump in a Russian Pee Tape
@germy: Her aim is intentionally overbroad, but she’s not wrong that we should not be focused solely upon the Russian angle. Although, I would not be remotely surprised to learn that Russians helped encourage Republican overreach in terms of domestic voter suppression methods.
Are you actually back? Couldn’t tell from your comment in the morning thread, and got there far too late to say “Welcome home!” or “Hope you’re having a great trip!” as appropriate.
@germy: Wow. That’s like the broad jump winner in jumping to wrong conclusions.
I love Festivus. Got a trump load of grievances this year.
My feat of strength will be trying to transfer the contents of a defective smartphone to a replacement (Nexus 6P to Pixel XL).
Pens vs Ducks starting right now. That’s something to do.
Happy Festivus, Cole. I have so many grievances that there’s no point in airing them because it will never end. But it will soon be a new year and we have to get fired up and ready to go to make sure Nancy and Chuck preside over a Dem Congress so we can impeach that orange mother fucker and his lickspittle sidekick and make 2019 the year of our first female chief executive, President Pelosi.
Keep in mind that you may quickly come to Re-Pence-ence your burst of joy when you realize that Trump’s demise has only resulted in replacement with a slicker, more seemingly presentable front-man for the same odious, destructive policies, cabinet officers, and judicial picks as before. The only way to really dig the country out of this Hell-hole sooner than the 2020 Presidential election is if the dems take the house in 2018 and Mueller winds up taking down both Trump and Pence soon thereafter (resulting in President Pelosi).
Just One More Canuck
Every day is Festivus here
How awesome that would be. #sigh
it offends me every day that the orange idiot was elected, and offends me even more to watch the GOP lick his boots every day.
interestingly, i noticed that watching the last few episodes of the punisher calmed me a bit. yes, it’s gratuitous in its violence, but it’s been strangely soothing to see horrible people get what they deserve. unfortunately, it’s only fiction, too many horrible people never get what they deserve. side-bonus: we now call our tiny 9 pound cat the punisher, since she’s the boss of the 12 pound cat and the 15 pound cat, lol.
@lurker dean: I still love this comic called “Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman”, Reid being a complete asshole who you neverthless root on to victory over the other, even worse assholes he has to deal with in daily life. I find myself repeating a quote of Reid’s over and over again, lately: “The right people never get hurt.”
Why should you be any different?
Only upside is that Pence is somewhat less likely to get us into a war because of having the temperament of a four year old.
@cmorenc: Yeah, I don’t find that argument very compelling any more. First off, it’s clear Pence is deep in all of this too, and he’s not a smart man, so he’s not any more likely than the rest of the Trump dolts to talk his way out of it with Mueller. Second, while the things he wants are odious, they are actually policies, not just trashing the entire federal government, destroying our influence around the world, and randomly lashing out over petty grievances. Policies can be stalled, fought, and taken to court. Third, he has the stink of Trump forever, without the cult following. If we happen to get rid of Trump without also getting Pence, he’ll be pretty hamstrung. I would definitely take that over where we are now.
I’m with you.
So dense’s maturity age is twice that of his current boss? Sounds about right.
@germy: I wonder, has GG said a word of criticism about Trump’s all out support of KSA in slaughtering & starving hundred of thousands of Yemenis, increasing zone strikes (the item that GG considered unforgivable when BHO was President), etc. Instead he seems to be enabling Trump & the Conservative Movement to politicize FBI, the Intelligence Agencies, & entire Federal bureaucracy with loyalty oaths to Trump. What a humbug.
@Betty Cracker: My prediction is that just like the last class A bigot in the WH, he will have a stroke and end his term incapacitated.
@Jager: Fortunately most of the smoke drifted off to sea at Ventura, it could be much, much worse. That said, some of the growers are long term assholes(I grew up in the area). Mnemo’s right, the state should pay those farms a visit.
@Baud: hello you! When you coming back for reals? Hope the time away has been restorative.
Y’know, one of these days I’m actually going to have to watch that “Seinfeld” episode (it is “Seinfeld”, right?) so I’ll finally understand all the “Festivus” references.
Crush on your Sweetest Dog Evar! (C) Lily.
Or you could look it up on Wikipedia.
@Betty Cracker: This is how many of the Trump voters in my neck of the woods felt about Hillary. No economic anxiety, no drain the swamp none of that. They were fueled by blind raging hate for Hillary. It was scary as hell. Now they are back to their “normal” gripes about government and the world.
Cole, there’s lots of shitty college football to watch. Or, you could read a book. Nothing real heavy, of course, but nothing too frothy, either. Anatomy of a Murder for the slightly heavy side or Trout Madness for the frothy, both by Robert Travers, nee John Voelker.
@Amir Khalid: Or I could do that! Which it was actual a charming read, because of the backstory behind it, so thank you, Amir!
Inorite? And the wingnut tears and gnashing of teeth would just be the bonus.
mai naem mobile
I hate this turd as well and I don’t use the term hate lightly as far as hating a human being goes. Hate is a strong word in my vocabulary. I was texting my BIL who lIves in the UK. He’s a Tory BTW. Anyhow , even he said Dolt45 has put a damper on Xmas. One of my sisters who lives here says she’s seen several businesses close down. She blames it on a Trump Effect. This nasty uncertainty that Dolt45 brings is bad for business. His corporate and hedge fund buddies are going to find that out soon. They seem to have this idea that their economy is separate from.everybody else. They’re going to find out the hard wat that everythings interconnected.
@geg6: Media head explosions alone would be worth it.
@mai naem mobile:
There is this fantasy that there will be some magical post BREXIT trade agreement between the U.S. and the UK which will rain prosperity down on these two countries and make the EU jealous.
J R in WV
That’s what I’m holding out for. Pence and Trump impeached on the same bill, tossed out by 67 good Democratic Senators, and President Pelosi sworn in that very moment.
Along with a shit-ton of Republican operatives, all indicted the moment the bill of impeachment appears.
@Miss Bianca: yes, exactly! i just did a search for reid fleming, he’s, um, colorful, lol!
You can watch the Festivus episode, “The Strike,” at 12:00 a.m. EST Tuesday (i.e., late Monday night) on TBS.
Or you can watch a four-minute clip on YouTube.
@danielx: Pence will get us in a war to bring on the Rapture. We recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel which is an important piece of the sequence. As long as it kills the right people and gives Israel control, he’s down with it.
I’m adding Gowdy and Gaetz to my infinite list. I want to see someone wipe Kushner’s semi-smirk off that punk face. Please someone find some stocks and set Corey up for an afternoon of tomato throwing entertainment. And who knows maybe someone will smack his ass.
May Sarah be sentenced to pounding sand..as her father suggests her critics do. A pie in the face would not bother me either..done by April Ryan of course.
Happy Festivus !!