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Memorial Day 2017 Open Thread

An open thread for Memorial Day. A day for Americans to remember those who have given their lives for their country.

And a day for a man who’s never sacrificed anything in his life to make a buffoon of himself at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
4 years ago

There was a parade in my town.

There was a dude playing the bagpipes.

Gr8Dane
Gr8Dane
4 years ago

Watching video of Trump during the anthem
Oh good god
face palm

“Just stand still”
“Got it”
Fell over laughing

Gr8Dane
Gr8Dane
4 years ago

Here’s a fun fact for the WHTM tribe,

90 years ago today on Memorial day 1927 1000 white robed KKK klansmen started riots in the Jamaican neighborhood of Queens. 7 of those 1000 men were arrested. One of those men was….. drum roll please
The Don’s daddy himself Fred Trump

I guess it was not a very windy day when that rotten apple fell from the apple tree

PeeVee the (Timber-Rattling Booger Slut, But Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Timber-Rattling Booger Slut, But Noice) Sarcastic
4 years ago

I saw that clip right before David posted this thread, and I nearly shit. A TODDLER does better.

I said nothing, just showed it to my daughter, and she had the SAME reaction you did, Gr8Dane: she facepalmed so hard that the smack was audible.

We both said “Cringe” at the same time.

Trump: bringing mothers and daughters together in cringe since 1/20/2017.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
4 years ago

I like how the camera operator eventually zoomed in on him. That person knew what the audience was going to be staring at and gave us a better look.

This is the world in which we live, y’all. I’m trying to imagine how ballistic the Republicans would have gone if Obama had done anything remotely like that, but this doesn’t even count as a blip on Trump’s record.

PeeVee the (Timber-Rattling Booger Slut, But Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Timber-Rattling Booger Slut, But Noice) Sarcastic
4 years ago

Well, my last post wouldn’t let me edit, but:

@Gr8Dane, I told my aformentioned daughter about Fred’s KKK arrest, and she said the same thing you did about the apple/tree.

@PoM, renember how people lost their shit because Obama wore a tan suit?

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
4 years ago

@PoM, renember how people lost their shit because Obama wore a tan suit?

Which still wasn’t as ridiculous as the time people started screaming for his impeachment because he likes mustard.

Otrame
Otrame
4 years ago

Yep. The fact that he likes mustard–you know, actual mustard, not that yellow crap–was worth a bunch of editorials.

The good old days.

Chessman
Chessman
4 years ago

“a day for a man who’s never sacrificed anything in his life”

I guess the implication of this little jib being that a “real man” is supposed to sacrifice himself… keep your toxic male gender roles… we don’t need them…

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
4 years ago

@PoM, renember how people lost their shit because Obama wore a tan suit?

I … do not. I have to admit that I had a tendency to roll my eyes right out of my head and escape whenever trivial criticism of Obama came up. The manufactuversies over his mustard and lettuce choices and his decision to use a teleprompter made me feel stupider just by listening to them, so I didn’t listen. I somehow missed the tan suit scare? Can’t say I’m sorry about that.

Gr8Dane
Gr8Dane
4 years ago

@Peevee
Your daughter sounds smart 😉

@chessman
Thirsty much. Boy bye

Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
4 years ago

@Chessman

m8.

The “man” part was a byproduct of gendered terms being used correctly. It’s the fact that he’s in this high-ass position in spite of his terrible track record, with none of it requiring anything in the way of personal investment by him, and…well, watch the video. He shits the bed. That’s what’s being cracked at.

dreemr
dreemr
4 years ago

But it was fancy, elitist mustard. Not hard-working plain ol’ bright yellow mustard like the rest of us plebes likes. I mean when has anyone ever even heard Of spicy mustard? And we all know from the commercials who uses that Dijon Grey Poopoo stuff.

No doubt Drumpf’s use of ketchup on shoe-leather steak is more to their liking.

Why, Obummer probably used mayonnaise and not Miracle Whip!

*full disclosure: I cannot handle either mayonnaise OR Miracle Whip and find them both unpalatable. And I do realize a lot of people like both, I’m just never going to be one of them.

Valentine
Valentine
4 years ago

@PoM, renember how people lost their shit because Obama wore a tan suit

But…isnt Donald Trump basically a human tan suit? I mean even when he naked he is a tan suit. Sorry anyone imagining now ?

About mustard, bright yellow american mustard = not mustard. Obama making example of correct mustard behaviour!

@dreemr

Majonez is love & life??

dreemr
dreemr
4 years ago

😀 @Valentine you are welcome to my share!

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

I don’t remember the mustard thing. I do remember the right wing melt down over Obama liking arugula in salad and I was so confused. Real Americans only like pale and flavorless iceberg wedges? I like arugula as a salad green too and didn’t think that was a big deal. Just one more example of the right being full of shit when they claim the left are all special snowflakes looking for things to be outraged about.

Francesca Torpedo, Femoid Special Forces Major
Francesca Torpedo, Femoid Special Forces Major
4 years ago

There is a running joke among black people that only white people eat mayonnaise.

So if Obama used mayo, that’s weiiiiird!

Just kidding, I like Mayo too sometimes, myself.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
4 years ago

@WWTH

I think the implication was that Obama was an elite snob and his lettuce preferences proved it? As opposed to that blue-collar common man with a gold toilet who got their votes later.

PeeVee the (Timber-Rattling Booger Slut, But Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Timber-Rattling Booger Slut, But Noice) Sarcastic
4 years ago
Valentine
Valentine
4 years ago

@dreemr давай! I increased my supplies. )))

And fran since i think majonez comes originally from eastern europe then maybe this stereotype actually true, that white people are liking it a lot. Still, only eggs and oil. And maybe garlic. Should be garlic actually. In all things. ?

Oh and иди нахуй chessman. ))

Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

Wasn’t mayonnaise invented at some battle when the French army ran out of salad dressing or something?

ETA: disappointingly a quick Google suggests that might be a myth.

PeeVee the (Timber-Rattling Booger Slut, But Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Timber-Rattling Booger Slut, But Noice) Sarcastic
4 years ago

Yeah, Hannity lost it when he attacked Obama for the Great Dijon Mustard Scandal.

Curiously, he had something different to say about Trump’s steak episode: Dinnergate: The Latest Trump ‘Controversy’ May Be The Most Ridiculous Yet

Okay, then, Sean.

Valentine
Valentine
4 years ago

Wasn’t mayonnaise invented at some battle when the French army ran out of salad dressing or something

French will say they invent all foods. But really if they have majonez they stole this from russians ?

Iseult The Idle
Iseult The Idle
4 years ago

Obama once bowed to a foreign leader, y’all. That is much worse than trying to dislocate someone’s shoulder to prove what a swinging dick you are, clearly.

And one time he wore a HAT. Did you not see him, wearin’ that hat. just awful.

And that one time, he held his wife’s hand, and she let him. Scandalous!

Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
4 years ago

@Valentine

Should be garlic actually. In all things. ?

I concur.

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