Sunday Night Open Thread: Ummm, Awkward

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  1. 1
    yet another jeff says:

    I love a man who knows how an umbrella works….

  2. 2

    Geez, some of us haven’t eaten yet. Guess I’ll pass on dinner.

  3. 3
    Ohio Mom says:

    Ouch. I wouldn’t say that tweet made me feel sorry for Trump but it does underline how pathetic he is. He really does not have a friend in the world.

  4. 4
    Dolly Varden says:

    Melanie is thirsty.

  5. 5
    zhena gogolia says:

    It’s a hilarious meme. It’s getting the “distracted boyfriend” treatment all over the place.

  6. 6
    Jeffro says:

    Perhaps Justin (is that Justin?) smells like money…REAL money.

    After all, I think Ivanka gave him a similar, come-hither look not all that long ago. No doubt for at least some of the same reasons.

  7. 7
    Amir Khalid says:

    Is it really surprising that Melania likes almost any other man more than she likes her husband?

  8. 8

    @Amir Khalid: It just nice to talk to someone closer to her age that doesn’t have to call her mom.

  9. 9
    sukabi says:

    Melania: “Ooooohhhh Justin.”

    I predict Ivanka will have something to say about this.

  10. 10
    Yutsano says:

    @Ohio Mom: Do you remember her dancing with the Army officer at the inauguration ball? Her sitting next to the Obamas at the GHWB funeral? Whenever she doesn’t have to acknowledge him she actually acts almost normal. That pre-nup must be something for her to be sticking around.

  11. 11
    chris says:

    Justin seems to have that effect.

  12. 12
    TS (the original) says:

    What bothers me is the idiot standing behind them all is the Australian PM. Why he has to be there trying to curry favor with trump is beyond my wildest understanding.

  13. 13
    HalfAssedHomesteader says:

    Justin time!

  14. 14
    SWMBO says:

    @Yutsano: Which prenup? The one she signed with Trump or the one she signed with Putin?

  15. 15
    SFAW says:

    “Oooh, Zhoostin! ‘Ow do you say ‘cuck’ een Frainch?”

    ETA: Is that Trudeau or Macron? I can’t tell from that angle. Actually, I probably couldn’t tell from a front view, either.
    ETA2: I decided to stop being lazy. I withdraw the “Macron” question.

  16. 16
    SFAW says:


    The one she signed with Trump or the one she signed with Putin?


  17. 17
    Brachiator says:

    Well, someone certainly looks happy. Her entire body looks relaxed.

  18. 18
    Cameron says:

    Who’s Justin?

  19. 19
    Yutsano says:

    @SFAW: Inb4 the Third Lady gets an ab check.

    @SWMBO: Considering as a former resident of Yugoslavia she would have learned Russian first…to speculate, it would be irresponsible not to do.

  20. 20
    SFAW says:


    to speculate, it would be irresponsible not to do.

    It would also be irresponsible not to speculate whether she is his (non-touching, of course) handler

  21. 21
    Keith P. says:

    Remember the other day when a police officer supposedly got shot by a sniper, with the suspected source being in an apartment complex housing mentally ill people? Turns out the officer faked it. I remember it being kind of surreal at the press conference for it, where one of the officers just started going off on how we let the mentally ill run loose, so gun violence happens as a result. It seemed to be such an odd aside to make at that time…really convenient.

  22. 22
    SectionH says:

    @Cameron: The Prime Minister of Canada.

  23. 23
    chris says:

    This is gonna leave a mark. (video)

    European Council President Donald Tusk has rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Russia be readmitted to the G7. Read more here:— Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (@RFERL) 25 August 2019

  24. 24
    HalfAssedHomesteader says:

    @Yutsano: If we know Trump — and I think we do by now — she’s going to be in for terrible disappointment when the will gets read.

  25. 25

    @Keith P.: The press conference from LASD about the deputy faking being shot was the lead piece on the news here in LA last night. The assistant sheriff was eating a full serving of crow.

  26. 26
    SectionH says:

    @SFAW: @SFAW: Yeah, my first thought was that was Emmanuel. I trust more knowledgeable Juicers for the actual ID.

  27. 27
    Eric U. says:

    @Ohio Mom: This pic should be retweeted whenever someone calls trump a “man’s man,” which seems to be some kind of conventional wisdom right now.

  28. 28
    NotMax says:


    when the will gets read

    Shortest will ever.



  29. 29
    mrmoshpotato says:

    I hope Justin said, “Get away from me, golddigger. Go back to your broke-ass, fat, orange, Soviet shitpile who would rather bone his own daughter.” (Being Canadian, he’d be too polite to slap her as well.)

  30. 30
    ola azul says:

    Hard to tell from pic, but looks like MegaloDon and Mel are holding hands.

    If ya, that corroded connection is mos def arc flashing toward a much more conductive event horizon.

  31. 31
    trollhattan says:

    “I used to for the cameras this do. Now, for you can I do but even more.”

    This will turn out well.

  32. 32
    Amir Khalid says:

    I notice that the photo shows Justin is taller than The Donald.

  33. 33
    ola azul says:

    If windmills cause cancer (like, duh!), then what’s the obvs. prezinitshul solution to stopping a hurricane?

    Nuke ’em, a-course!

    from link:

    During one hurricane briefing at the White House, Trump said, “I got it. I got it. Why don’t we nuke them?” according to one source who was there. “They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they’re moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can’t we do that?” the source added, paraphrasing the president’s remarks.

    Every bottom a false floor.

  34. 34
    Sally says:

    Melanie looks like she is about to melt into Justin’s arms. I’ve noticed that broke donnie grasps her limp hand for pics more often since the many kerfuffles about her slapping him away. They must be writing post-nups. She’s probably getting $10k for every time she has to tolerate his sleazy grip. She’s just as sleazy though. Justin wouldn’t touch her with a hazmat suit.

  35. 35
    Ken says:

    A simple blood test would resolve once and for all the question of which of Trump’s children are in fact his. Why hasn’t he had it done? The question lingers.

    (I’m auditioning for a position as a political analyst.)

  36. 36
    CapnMubbers says:

    @Sally: I’ve noticed the hand-holding thing too. I believe that he “hereby ordered” her to tolerate him clutching her hand in public so he won’t be embarrassed by adding to the slapping his hand away pics. Also not avoiding being smooched (remember the hat?) or otherwise showing how repulsed she is by him. Ugh.

  37. 37
    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    Melania Trump follows only 7 accounts on Twitter. o

    One of the 7 is Barack Obama.

    HA! (“Baarack, U iz sooo handsome, darlink”).

    The other six are Pence, Pence’s wife, Trump, the official POTUS account, and two official accounts of the White House.

  38. 38
    Viva BrisVegas says:

    @TS (the original):

    What bothers me is the idiot standing behind them all is the Australian PM. Why he has to be there trying to curry favor with trump is beyond my wildest understanding.

    That’s Australian PM Scott Morrison, affectionately known to himself as ScoMo, to everybody who actually knows him as Scummo.

    As an evangelical conservative politician he knows that his true calling in life is to shove his head up Trump’s arse as far as it will go and then push just a little bit harder.

    RWNJ culture warrior, coal cultist, scourge of the poor, defender of the mighty, there is no end to the talents of this guy.

  39. 39
    ET says:

    I saw someone had turned this into a romance cover and it was hilarious.

  40. 40
    Uncle Jeffy says:

    What is correct protocol to follow when the president’s wife tries to slip you the tongue?

  41. 41
    SFAW says:

    @Viva BrisVegas:

    to everybody who actually knows him as Scummo.

    Ah — the rarely-mentioned eighth Marx brother.

    [The others being, of course: Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Gummo, Sneezy, Bofur, and Johann Gambolputty (etc.) … of Ulm.]

  42. 42
    SFAW says:

    @Uncle Jeffy:

    What is correct protocol to follow when the president’s wife tries to slip you the tongue?

    Asking for a friend, no doubt.

  43. 43
    Robert Harvey says:

    The completely sky blue background makes me suspect that this is a photomontage. A featureless background is the often the first clue to photoshop. The shadows fall from different directions.

  44. 44
    Another Scott says:

    @Robert Harvey: Hehe.

    It’s real.

    It’s a clip from a video with a bluish sky over the sea. See this (dunno if that was the actual source for the still). The still was just before they did the cheek kissing thing.


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