Trolling the ridiculous scold, right wingnut, and third senator from Virginia:
Little thanksgiving fun—to own Josh Hawley.
12:33 PM · Nov 25, 2021
Apparently Ted Cruz (r) was getting too much attention… (November 7, 2021)
Not understanding that you’re the punch line in your own joke (November 10, 2021)
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
This year’s Thanksgiving will be the most expensive in the holiday’s history. On top of that, Missourians will be paying more to even get to the Thanksgiving table. [….]
1:19 PM · Nov 22, 2021
Some of the responses:
Nope. U should actually go shopping instead of repeating nonsense. I bought my turkey for 79 cents a pound and saw turkeys for half off. Also, gas prices are coming down and store shelves are filling up thanks to POTUS. Maybe do ur job and legislate not obstruct.
You have forgotten that Thanksgiving 2020 Americans spent hours getting COVID tests, if they could get to a testing site. There wasn’t a vaccine.
In 2021, 60% of Republicans aren’t vaccinated, making the pandemic longer.
I am grateful to spend Thanksgiving with the vaccinated
Did the new .13 per gal tax levied by Parson & the Republican state legislators do anything but add to the financial burden? Forget about that?
The Missouri GOP raised gas prices through a tax increase on gasoline. Missouri deserves better than Republican super majority.
I got a free 15lb turkey from Ibotta, free stuffing, free pie, free vegetables, free cranberry, free gravy. Turkeys in my area are .47 lb. Seems to me you just might be making your way on to the naughty list by lying to your constituents
Where do you shop Neiman Marcus? Ours wasn’t expensive at all.
Just so you know, I bought a frozen turkey for $.49 a pound. Also, ALL shelves are stocked.
Would you please share with us how much you and your family spent on Thanksgiving last year and how much this year?
You think it’s written off as a lobbying expense? Just asking.
The free market is a bitch, ain’t it.
Chevron & Exxon profits doubled. Hmmm [….]
That mean you will vote for BBB? Helping your constituents live better? Supporting their healthcare, childcare, elder care? Putting a cap on insulin? Or no.
yes, it cost us 800,000 of our loved ones, friends and neighbors due to misdirection on a deadly virus
Yeah remember last year when there was a raging pandemic, we had a President in complete denial and none of us spent the holidays with our loved ones?
We get it, inflation is the Republican talking point. My talking point is gratitude. I am grateful for Thanksgiving 2021, which will be with vaccinated family and friends. Thanksgiving 2020: Covid was raging, people were dying and Trump was lying. [….]
Imagine if Trump Senators like Blunt had taken COVID seriously and loudly encouraged vaccines and masks.
We could have been back to normal a year ago.
Oh bullshit. Am I paying a slightly higher price for groceries, yes. Is it the most expensive thanksgiving ever? Absolutely not, at least this year I’m not watching family members die from Covid that Republicans prefered to ignore.
You already tweeted this, we already explained how you’re a disingenuous piece of shit, so how about you shut up so we can all enjoy our holiday?
Yea life was so much better when everyone was locked in their homes trying not to catch covid instead of driving their cars driving cost of fuel to historic lows. If only we had an incompetent fucking useless president again so he could botch his response to a global pandemic.
They ain’t buying it, Roy.
Passing gas (November 11, 2021)
SPEECHES AND REMARKS
3:30 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: [….]
Since July — since July, they’ve been preparing the flock for this day. And I’m told the turkeys even listen to music to get used to the crowd noise. And they’ve interacted with children and visitors to get used to the — their visit to Washington.
And eventually, Peanut Butter and Jelly were selected
based on their temperament, appearance, and, I suspect, vaccination status. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: Oh, you see? (Laughter.) Yes, instead of getting basted, these two turkeys are getting boosted. (Laughter.)
A big difference.
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
“Thanksgiving 2021 is shaping up to be the most expensive meal in the history of the holiday.”
12:42 PM · Oct 26, 2021
Some of the responses:
Last year we had no Thanksgiving celebration thanks to pandemic. 3 of us in my family made food and delivered to high risk friends. This year we will have over 20 for dinner. So thankful. Also, the company I work for having a record breaking sales year despite cost increases.
I sincerely doubt it. But then, I plan ahead like any frugal person banking against fluctuations in pricing. I buy on sale and freeze it. Have turkey and cranberries in the freezer.
That’s ok. Last Thanksgiving I was praying my immunosuppressed brother would survive.
And you have had a major starring role in causing this.
Good thing you gave those tax breaks to billionaires a few years ago though. Now they can afford Thanksgiving!
Yep, Roy, things are more expensive. Tell us what your role in that was and what you’re doing (or not doing) to remedy that.
Umm, you do realize THANKSgiving is not about food, right?
That is Capitalism 101 at work- supply and demand.
Senator Blunt, share with us the cost of YOUR Thanksgiving dinner last year to this year’s cost?
Explain the hardship this is causing you and your family this year.
What’s your point? I’ve had 2 adult children survive Covid without being hospitalized (pre-Delta & pre-vaccines) and we’re all fully vaccinated now. I have more than enough to be thankful for. We don’t need to eat ourselves into oblivion to be happy.
The reason for the season…
Will your cook have to purchase less food?
Blunt longs for the good ol’ pandemic days
Why do you think that is, Roy? Be truthful now. I know that’s a hard ask.
Why don’t you find something to be thankful for?
You’re not gonna starve, Roy.
It seems you prefer last year when the economy was in free fall? Or how about 2008 during the Great Republican Recession brought to you by Bush the Neverending War Mongerer? This year we have half the child poverty we had a year ago!Vaccines are here!War is over! I’m celebrating.
Congratulations. You’ve discovered inflation – even normal inflation.
Prices rise every year. This isn’t new.
What’s new is your pathetic partisan trolling.
Please consider retiring with dignity instead of this nonsense.
That ship sailed long ago.
Frankly, Roy, I’m just grateful to be alive. Y’all have done your best to kill us off. I don’t need or want a fancy meal. Take your fear mongering and shove it.
Actually, your Thanksgiving will be super-cheap, Roy, if you take my advice and eat shit.
Dinner’s on Roy.
From Jason Kander, via social media:
Before we all sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, I want to share a little bit about what I’m thankful for this year and tell you an important family story.
I’m thankful to be married to an absolutely unsinkable human being like Diana. Anytime I begin to get discouraged, she’s there with a pep talk that is so much more than platitudes. I’m thankful to have a three-year-old son whose biggest care in the world is making sure we read Dinosaur Train (again).
I’m thankful that I’ll see my grandfather at dinner tonight. I’m thankful that my mother, who went through surgery and chemotherapy during this campaign, and my father, who was diagnosed with ALS during my campaign for Secretary of State, will both be there too. I’m thankful for the vigorous argument my brothers and I will have tonight about the Royals’ off-season plans.
Everyone around my Thanksgiving table shares the same politics, so we don’t have those uncomfortable dinner table debates that sometimes bring down the mood or start fights. I recognize that may not be the same for you and I imagine that might take some of the fun out of this holiday. I thought I might offer a little advice about that.
Focus on how much you love your family and, also, focus on the fact that no matter what they say or do, it’s not going to stop you from working to get the country going back in the right direction. Basically, try not to let it get to you, because no one ever accomplished a goal if they let themselves lose focus and get distracted.
In that vein, and speaking of my grandfather, I want to share with you one of my favorite Kander family stories. It’s a good lesson in staying focused on what really matters.
My grandfather, Ed Kander (we all call him “Pop”) is the protagonist of this story. Here’s a fun fact about Pop: He served in northern Africa during WWII and this past Veterans Day was his 93rd birthday.
A few years after the war, Pop’s father died, and he came home to Kansas City to run the family chicken business and start a family. A short time later, when Pop and my grandmother purchased a house in Kansas City, Pop got sort of drafted into being President of the neighborhood association. Now, as Pop tells it, the job of neighborhood association President was pretty easy because, as far as he could tell, the only responsibility he had was to coach the neighborhood baseball team. My dad and my uncle played on the team and the team was decent. The only thing missing was a good shortstop, so Pop would go around asking people in the neighborhood if they knew of a kid that could play shortstop.
Later that summer, one of the families in the neighborhood moved out of the area and turned their home into an unlicensed hotel. This was against the rules of the neighborhood and had a lot of people pretty upset. It was the kind of neighborhood where kids played outside all the time and everyone was pretty uneasy about strangers coming and going at all hours.
The neighbors came to Pop and told him he needed to go to court and get the unlicensed hotel shut down. Pop was not a lawyer, and he probably didn’t want to take time away from work to fight this fight, but he took on this challenge for the good of the community.
Soon came the day of a big hearing in the case and the lawyer for the people who owned the unlicensed hotel pulled Pop aside outside the courtroom to talk.
The lawyer threatened Pop. “If you go forward with this lawsuit, you’ll probably win,” he said, “but you should know that my client has already identified a black family to sell the house to should they lose. If you move forward with this case, you’ll be responsible for letting a black family move into your neighborhood.”
I guess the lawyer was trying to threaten Pop with the one thing he thought would be more unpopular among Pop’s neighbors than the unlicensed hotel. But Pop didn’t skip a beat. He looked right at the lawyer, smiled, and asked him, “Do you happen to know if that family has a kid that can play shortstop?”
I get a chuckle every time I imagine the look on that lawyer’s face. And I get inspired every time I think about my grandfather’s resolve.
So whether it’s your family at Thanksgiving or Fox News on the TV in the waiting room at your doctor’s office, stay focused and don’t get distracted.
Have a great Thanksgiving. Today, and every other day, with warmth and love in your heart, just keep doing what you know is right and don’t let anyone or anything distract you from the path of making the world a better place.
We can’t blame it on a food coma.
The republican controlled House of Representatives moved quickly:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 643
H R 4038 RECORDED VOTE 19-Nov-2015 1:55 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act
—- AYES 289 —
—- NOES 137 —
At the Washington Monthly:
November 21, 2015 5:57 AM
Syrian Refugees, the “SAFE” Act, and the Shortsighted Panic of Steve Israel
By David Atkins
….It goes without saying, of course, that all of this is yet another manufactured non-issue being ballyhooed by Republicans in order to stir up their xenophobic base and the occasional ignorant independent. Of all the ways for a terrorist to enter the United States, the refugee program is the slowest and the likeliest to get them caught. All of the Paris gunmen were European nationals, not refugees. If an Islamist terrorist group wants to come to the United States, all they need do is send European compatriots here on tourist visas. Meanwhile, ISIS also despises refugees and desperately wants western nations to reject them and send them back to Iraq and Syria to be used and exploited for skills, sex and labor. Once again, Republicans are acting in the most counterproductive way, doing ISIS’ dirty work for them while condemning thousands of people to near certain death—all so they can whip up the basest sentiments from America’s most fearful, least moral and most ignorant voters….
Well, those are salient points.
Yesterday via Twitter from Representative Vicky Hartzler (r):
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
What are you thankful for? I am thankful to serve you, and wish you a #happythanksgiving [….] 9:35 AM – 26 Nov 2015
You ain’t seen nothing yet. From the link in the tweet to Representative Hartzler’s (r) message:
….When I think of this holiday I think of the Pilgrims and that first Thanksgiving in 1621 when they gathered with their Native American friends to thank the Lord for His provision after surviving that first perilous year. So many had perished during the harsh winter but the dream lived on. That original dream is captured in one of the paintings displayed in the Capitol rotunda. The painting depicts the beginning of the Pilgrims journey and captures the essence of why they came….
….The Pilgrims came here for religious freedom and for a better life for their children…
Cognitive dissonance? You bet. Let’s celebrate a holiday which is ostensibly about persecuted peoples coming to the new world and at the same time vote to complicate or deny refuge to people who are being persecuted.
So far there are two responses:
Jalal El-Jayyousi @JUC_jalal
@RepHartzler I’m thankful for the safety of my family in spite of your fearmongering 9:39 AM – 26 Nov 2015
@RepHartzler You seem to be more concerned about what’s going on in Louisiana than here in Mo. You voted against vets! How much subs$ u get? 9:41 PM – 26 Nov 2015
That’s quite a list.
White House Petitions: pants wetters (November 22, 2015)