New Year’s Role Model Open Thread: Dance Like You’re Sitting in the President’s Seat


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    dmsilev says:

    He hates the arts, and is still sulking over having his holiday ruined.

    Not as ruined as the holidays of all those furloughed workers wondering how they’ll make rent or pay the credit card bill, but it’s not like those people actually matter to him.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    I loved seeing Pelosi sitting there. Hell, I was even glad to see John Roberts. Mnuchin, not so much.

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    MagdaInBlack says:

    That was just excellent ! Thank you!

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    trollhattan says:

    Never trust someone who hates the arts.

    And dogs.

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    sukabi says:

    Here’s to a New Year that ends with Pelosi sitting in the President’s chair.

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    MomSense says:

    @sukabi:

    Yes!!!!

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @dmsilev:

    but it’s not like those people actually matter to him

    To Trump, he’s the only real person in the world. That’s how malignant narcissists experience life, or so I’ve heard.

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    @dmsilev:

    it’s not like those people actually matter to him.

    I’d bet money he takes some solace and satisfaction in hearing about their suffering. He’s a mean shit.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    If you liked that, check out Adam Lambert:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgJSid_2xG0

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    It is not true that Donald hates the arts.

    He loves, loves, LOVES portraits.

    Of himself.

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    MomSense says:

    Here’sanother musical offering for the new year from Noel Paul Stookey.

    Impeachable You

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    That all reminds me. What happened with the New Years Eve party? Didn’t people spend a lot of money for presidential access that didn’t happen?

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    dmsilev says:

    @trollhattan: I looked that up once (thanks, Wikipedia!). Trump is the first President since James Polk to not have any pets. A couple of entries were perhaps a bit marginal (Andrew Johnson ‘Fed white mice he found in his bedroom’). Calvin Coolidge seems to have had the biggest menagerie, including a bobcat, two lion cubs, a pygmy hippo, and a wallaby.

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    Leto says:

    @dmsilev: His interior design choice in his living spaces (gold, gold, GOLD!) shows he doesn’t have a clue about art.

    I’m sure it was someone here who mentioned this, but I think Trump thought that since the furloughed workers weren’t paid, all that money was still there so it could be grabbed and used for his idiot project. He considers us like we were his workers, to be screwed over at any, and all, time. Pay us back? Pay us at all? He’s such a shitbird.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @MomSense:

    Nice!

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    Mary G says:

    That’s my America. Good to see it’s still around. And a triumphant NANCY SMASH must be giving Twitler a stomach full of bile and acid. Thursday’s going to be lit.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: No refunds. Duh.

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    Wag says:

    I’ve always loved Cyndi Lauper. She’s been an icon in the gay community for years, and she’s coming to Colorado to perform at Jared Polis’s inaugural ball.

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    Wag says:

    I’ve always loved Cyndi Lauper. She’s been an icon in the gay community for years, and she’s coming to Colorado to perform at Jared Polis’s inaugural ball.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: Also professional wrestling, which is about as artsy as it gets.

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    Ken says:

    @trollhattan:

    Never trust someone who hates the arts.

    And dogs.

    Trump strikes me as a “dogs playing poker” type.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    Off to eat tamales, guys!

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    Ken says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: He wasn’t there, and if any of the “guests” think they’re getting a refund, Trump has a condo in Moscow he’d like to sell them.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: He stiffed a bunch of suckers and got to laugh about it. Just like every other day of his miserable life.

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    @dmsilev: and @Ken: and @Mike in NC:
    I’m interested in whether we’ll hear more about this. I would like to hear them whine.

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    Baud says:

    @Ken:

    if any of the “guests” think they’re getting a refund, Trump has a condo in Moscow he’d like to sell them.

    Even if they don’t think that, he has a condo in Moscow he’d like to sell them.

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    jl says:

    @Baud: ” has a condo in Moscow he’d like to sell them.”

    At least that is more impressive that the SRO down by the docks Baud 2020! can offer. This blog needs to be fair and balanced at all times.

    And, thanks for post. Glad Pelosi was there in place of the pres. I was wondering if Trump attended these things. Makes sense that he doesn’t. Probably better that way. Would be fusses and probably calls for protests and boycotts if he showed up.

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    Baud says:

    @jl:

    I’m more of a slumlord than a seller.

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    Ken says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: The Mar-a-lago crowd should be used to disappointment. There’s only so many unofficial slots running the VA available.

    Also IIRC, it was the previous New Year’s party where caviar was served with a plastic spoon. There were tweeted pictures and complaints about that, which for some reason got absolutely no sympathy.

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    cliosfanboy says:

    Trump doesn’t like the arts? Not even porn??? He strikes me as a POV fan….

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Wag: Really? Awesome! : )

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    @jl:

    At least that is more impressive that the SRO down by the docks Baud 2020! can offer.

    The SRO down by the docks actually exists; the condo in Moscow, not so much.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @dmsilev: Well, most of them are Democrats, you know, and they can offer to mow their mortgage company’s lawn so they’ll be just fine.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @sukabi: Hear! Hear!

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    stinger says:

    I’ll bet every single one of the Kennedy Center honorees is RELIEVED to have Nancy (or an empty seat) instead of the Orange One.

    I did end up going on a First Day Hike today — it was great! A surprising 70+ people attended, counting children and not counting dogs. Temps were just around the freezing point, but as we kept moving and I for one was layered from ears to toes, it was quite comfortable. Now I’m thinking to try for a first weekend hike every month in 2019. (First weekend that the weather cooperates, so maybe the second or third, some months.)

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    Leto says:

    @zhena gogolia: Avalune and I are fixing Alton Brown’s pancakes. Have some nice blueberries with them, as well as turkey sausage. Haven’t had good pancakes in ages, so I’m really looking forward to this :)

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    Yutsano says:

    I was going to post about how the shutdown talks between Schumer and Pence were an intentional shit show. But Nancy SMASH dancing to a Cyndi Lauper cover of a Cher tune has changed my mood.

    I’ll hold on to it for further usage.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Mike in NC: When layed out like that, it’s an empty existence Trump leads.

    @Frankensteinbeck:

    Well, we always have to hear from Trump supporters in the cletus expedition pieces so why not?

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    mapaghimagsik says:

    I can even handle people who don’t like dogs. Some people are allergic, and some dogs are just not worth the trouble. To that I say live and let live. but not liking the arts? It seems like that is narcissism to a new degree.

    For the record, I like most dogs. I’m a cat person, but bilingual.

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    columbusqueen says:

    @Leto:How you feeling now, my friend?

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Leto: Oooh, yum! Glad to see you up and around, as it were.

    For lunch we made a beef stir fry using leftover standing rib (omg, there’s still so much left!) and it was delicious. Will make some rice tonight to stretch it a bit further.

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    eclare says:

    @Mary G: Absolutely. Like when Obama sang along to Whole Lotta Love when Led Zep was honored. That is my America. Here is to 2019 being better!

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    geg6 says:

    I hope that swollen bag of pus had the worst New Year’s Eve he’s ever had. I hope he sat there alone in a dirty bathrobe, surrounded by empty KFC buckets and greasy Mickey D wrappers, frantically watching FOX News and CNN and knowing no one cared one damn about him. Not even, apparently, his own family.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Mary G: I may get up early on Thursday, like 8am PST. That’s early for me.

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    The Mar-a-lago members amaze me. These are people who can afford to be anywhere and they choose to be with Trump. What are these people like to be around?

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    eclare says:

    @trollhattan: To be fair, seeing how POS treats people, I’m glad he doesn’t have pets.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Leto: Can confirm. Have had my run of hospitals in the last 15 years and not a one of them can do pancakes right. Then again it’s hard to get that “love” ingredient in there. Just don’t forget the bacon. Or the sausage. However you roll.

    Good to see you commenting again!

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @opiejeanne:
    Remember that whole Santa Claus thing on Christmas/26th? You know that was an honest typo and I was trying to make a joke with the Tim Allen Santa Clause thing that I hadn’t watched in like 13 years?

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    Viva BrisVegas says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor:

    What are these people like to be around?

    Just like Trump.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: Dude. That was a week ago. So you added an extra “e” by accident (how does that even happen?), big whoop. I was having fun teasing you.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Viva BrisVegas: I would hope they’d be a little better than that, as in completely blind to the way most Americans live or what a loaf of bread even costs, but out of privilege. Blind privilege.
    I can imagine them being blandly pleasant to be around because THEIR parents taught them some manners to use when out in company, unlike Trump’s.

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    @mapaghimagsik:

    I can even handle people who don’t like dogs.

    I don’t like dogs or cats, but I don’t have to understand the appeal to be happy that other people are happy.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:
    That isn’t art, that’s disgusting.

    Speaking of art…..
    I know why it takes so long to get your BJ pet calendar. Mine is being shipped DHL.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    I would like to feel that I can rely on the front pagers here to never, EVER post video of Trump dancing.

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    geg6 says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    That whole show was awesome, but Adam Lambert just blew me away, I have to say.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Leto: I’m making black eyed peas in a bit. I’ll have some greens to go with them. No cornbread but I do have some tortilla chips. I guess that’ll have to do this time.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @opiejeanne:
    Oh. I thought you were serious! I thought you were being this super grammar nazi and calling me out, saying I never watched that Tim Allen movie. That doesn’t always translate well through text, which is why I was confused.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @Leto: Welcome back. Glad to see they’ve set you free!

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    Doug R says:

    @Ruckus: In the courier business, they’re known as Dewey, Huey and Lewey.

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    eclare says:

    @Leto: Sounds like a wonderful dinner! Glad to see you back!

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    Gozer says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor: My folks retired to FL and live not too far north of that area. The whole of Route A1A from Daytona Beach down to West Palm is filled with huge, tacky waterfront homes populated with what I can only describe as the kind of petit bourgeois scum that owns a tri-state area’s largest chain of pool supply stores. These are very wealthy and somewhat educated (though not intellectual by any means) people who figure they can buy their way into an elite. Arriviste trash and natural fascists.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor:
    Do you really want to know what they are like?
    Shitheads. Like the couple I once sat next to on a plane who complained most of the flight about not having purchased the first class tickets/look at all the “people” they had to sit around and how great the the rush limpballs book she was reading was. Sat the entire flight wondering if I should just throw up on them. Or punch them till my fists bled. I was a good boy, I did neither. But I did enjoy a lot of the looks they got from my fellow passengers.

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    NotMax says:

    A happy New Year. Woke up around noon, made coffee, changed wall calendar while java was brewing.

    Labor for the day now done. (Takes sip from coffee mug.) Work work work.

    ;)

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    eemom says:

    Of course he doesn’t like dogs or art. He doesn’t like anything good or pure or decent or admirable or honorable or natural. He is a cheaply manufactured shitbag of a human being whose content label reads 100% shit.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Doug R:
    They are big in other parts of the world but here FedEx grew too fast and took up the space first. In other parts of the world FedEx plays the same part that DHL plays here, 12th fiddle.

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    Ruckus says:

    @eemom:
    That’s about as perfect description of him that I’ve ever seen.

    ETA Copyright that, it’s possible it will make you a fortune.

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    jl says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: ” The SRO down by the docks actually exists; the condo in Moscow, not so much. ”

    I apologize to Baud 2020!.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @NotMax:
    Is it the new BJ Pet Calendar? I really need to order that

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    eclare says:

    @eemom: Hey, downstairs I was talking about Henry Winkler, you may have thought I was talking about Kelsey Grammer.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @jl:
    Out of curiosity, does SRO stand for single-room occupancy?

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    Immanentize says:

    @Yarrow: Just as long as they are not blue corn tortillas chips….

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    opiejeanne says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: I know sarcasm and irony, and sometimes humor isn’t always obvious. You made an error and then you tried to cover it up.

    P.S. I am a fucking grammar Nazi. So just give it a fucking rest.

    Jesus.

    Most of the time I can go an entire day without thinking about you.

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    NotMax says:

    @Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)

    Receive a free (and very nice) wall calendar every year for being an alumnus of one of the colleges attended. Never use the picture half of if, fits better where it is placed folded over.

    Major ruckus among the alumni/alumnae community several decades ago when the college made the decision to remove the string it had always had for hanging, almost as big a kerfuffle as when the decision to drop football was made.

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    JPL says:

    @Leto: Your wife is amazing and it was so nice for her to keep us updated on your condition. Glad to see you are commenting again, and Happy New year.

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    Ken says:

    @NotMax: Every college – or at least a large fraction of the alumni – thinks the place is Oxford, with traditions stretching back nearly a thousand years which must not be changed lest the sacred character of the institution be damaged.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @opiejeanne:
    Sorry. I just saw your nym today and remembered. No hard feelings.

    You made an error and then you tried to cover it up.

    I was just making a joke at the time.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @NotMax:

    Major ruckus among the alumni/alumnae community several decades ago when the college made the decision to remove the string it had always had for hanging, almost as big a kerfuffle as when the decision to drop football was made.

    That does sound like it would be a big kerfuffle. I wish my college would do that for me. I’m technically an alumnus since I earned a general associate degree in science, which my school grants to everyone after two years.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Ruckus: What trashy people. You are more patient than I am, although my acting out would have been just giving them a couple of ‘WTF?’ looks followed by loud laughter if they continued to blather.

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    jl says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    I was not sure I got the abbreviation right. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary says it can mean that.
    Full disclosure, I was fired from Information Minister position of Baud 2020! campaign for incompetence.
    Baud said flipping a penny was cheaper.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    My alma mater sends me nothing but fundraising appeals. They have kept track of me through five moves to three different states, despite me never answering them. I have to admire their persistence.

    I remain glad and thankful the development department has never shared my contact information with the parking facilities office. Although maybe they’re waiting until I’m dead to attach my estate for those parking tickets.

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    Ruckus says:

    @opiejeanne:
    They were disgustingly less than human.
    I started to ask them “Why the fuck didn’t you purchase the first class tickets, too fucking cheap?” But thought, it’s a shortish flight and I fly a lot, sooner or later you have to run into assholes. And they actually weren’t the first. The lady that squeezed by me to sit down in the aisle seat while I was putting my bag in the overhead and refused to get up so I could sit in the window seat was first. I asked politely more than once while people were lining up in the aisle to get by. So I just stepped up on the arm rests and walked over her and plopped down in my seat. I think I almost got a standing ovation and would have if people weren’t trying to sit down so as not to delay the plane. That was a fun flight.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Ohio Mom:
    Thanks
    @jl:

    Full disclosure, I was fired from Information Minister position of Baud 2020! campaign for incompetence.

    I thought incompetence was required to be on the Baud campaign ; )

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    Doug R says:

    @Ruckus: Dropping their massive distribution center and then splitting in two didn’t help their reputation here.

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    jl says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: SRO is also an abbreviation for ‘standing room only’, ‘self-regulatory organization’, and ‘socially responsible organization’, but I can’t see how any of those would be relevant to Baud 2020!, and probably not an almost top 10,000 family and kids’ arts and crafts blog like balloon-juice either.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Doug R:
    FedEx or DHL?
    Cause they both have made some boo boos in retrospect. I think it’s also possible that DHL decided to focus on the rest of the world and that’s worked well for them. I do see them more and more often so maybe they are making a comeback here.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @jl:

    and probably not an almost top 10,000 family and kids’ arts and crafts blog like balloon-juice either.

    I don’t think BJ is a place for kids.

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    satby says:

    @NotMax: that reminds me, I should go dig out one of the new calendars I got from the charities I donate to and put it up. I usually forget until a few days into the new year. But I enjoy the pictures.

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    Mary says:

    A smallish ensemble of folks from my choir sang at the KC honors. I was not selected to be among them. I was already a little jealous, but now I am significantly more so.

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    ET@et.com says:

    tRump doesn’t like the arts because the artists don’t like tRump. He would love it if he could hang with them because hanging with famous people was what he thought being president was all about. That and signing things and Making Them So. Getting bashed by those he desparetly wants to be with likely sits in his craw in deeply painful ways.

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    feebog says:

    I hope Trumpov was utterly miserable last night. No family, no friends, no sycophants, just his phone and his tiny fingers squeezing out tweets like smelly little turds.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Leto:

    Wow, our gourmet-cook friend made empanadas, guacamole, tamales in mole poblano, chiles rellenos, refried beans, and octopus salad, plus the most delicious chocolate flan. We are ready for bed.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @geg6:

    Your description sounds uncannily close to what is probably the truth.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @eclare:

    I was also talking about Henry Winkler.

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