Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Al Franken Reflection

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Senator Al Franken says he won’t resign. Instead, he’s spending Thanksgiving in reflection.

Actually, I thought his staged grope gag was kind of funny. In a stupid 12 year old kind of way. True, Franken was 55 at the time. But maybe the joke is he’s not grabbing boobs. He’s grabbing a flak jacket. 

Not that that makes it ok.

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Nice flak jacket

And the snoozing Leeann Tweeden didn’t sign up to be a straight gal for a photo gag. No doubt it was humiliating.

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Maybe Al is reflecting on Hot Lips Houlihan. A gag proving her natural blondeness was the big scene in Robert Altman’s iconic movie M*A*S*H. (Here’s the scene.) Now that would be humiliating.

But not so humiliating that feminist Alan Alda wouldn’t go on to star in the popular tv series based on the same movie.

As Harvey Weinstein said in his non-apology apology, you have to understand it was a different time:

I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Bokbluster

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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Update: Kaepernick praised Castro’s education system on Friday. Hours later he died. Castro that is.

Hagel Gone

141125-hagel-goneChuck Hagel is gone as Secretary of Defense. He was Obama’s third bird. All three complained about interference from the White House staff. They were ok with the cooks and butlers but not so much Susan Rice, McDonough, and Ben Rhodes. Here’s an example from Bloomberg.

Like his immediate predecessors at the Pentagon, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, Hagel chafed at the way a small cadre of Obama loyalists centralized power in the White House. When Obama backed off a threat to bomb Syria last year, he made the decision on a walk with his chief of staff, Denis McDonough. Hagel was informed of the decision later.

Hagel is is flying the coop, but not just yet. He’ll stay on until Secretary of Defense IV is found.

 

 

Pajama Boy

131221-pajama-boyThe Obama Election Committee for Life, Organizing for Action, is promoting the joys of ObamaCare to young people. For Thanksgiving they urged the young invincibles  to talk turkey about healthcare at family gatherings. For Christmas they introduced Pajama Boy when they tweeted this image while advising the faithful to:

Wear pajamas. Drink hot chocolate. Talk about Getting health insurance.

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Pajama Boy was the instant butt of jokes all over the country. Which means he got millions in free publicity. Even on Bokbluster.

Happy Thanksgiving

Not long ago the big brothers and Big Sis’s of the Obama administration took to referring to themselves as the “federal family”. Embrace your kin –  the most dysfunctional family ever. Happy Thanksgiving!