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2012-12-02 03:05:47 PM
I like Boston Market. The food is good. Not knock your socks farfrkkinout good. But always satisfying. At least the chicken and two sides thing is.
 
2012-12-02 03:14:13 PM

ursomniac: But Mitt can only wander aimlessly TRYING to figure out what to do next. What. A. Pathetic. Putz.


Apparently that's why Grover Norquist wanted Mitt. Norquist said all he wanted was a person that had five functioning fingers to sign the bills the house approved. No policy required or desired.
 
2012-12-02 03:16:24 PM

Delay: I'm gonna say it again. This Boston Market stuff is BS. There is too much information Romney's Thanksgiving dinner. Either the writer made it up or Romney just told him Boston Market because he thinks that's what common folks do.

Fun fact. The guy who is the co-chief executive officer/owner of the Boston Market chain is Marc Leder. Yep, the same Marc Leder whose Boca Raton home was the site where Romney was recorded saying, among other things, 47% of Americans feel entitled to government. So it could be Romney was throwing a free plug to his donor. Leder gave at least $225,000 to Restore Our Future, a super PAC that backed Romney, according to OpenSecrets.org.


Marc Leder's Sun Capital is also a partner in Tagg Romney's Solamere. So, yeah, Romney was just plugging his fundraiser's company.
 
2012-12-02 03:20:22 PM
Mitt Romney is farking weird.
 
2012-12-02 03:21:05 PM

cryinoutloud: Oh come on people. We already have the "piss on Mitt Romney" thread right below.


I've still got more piss.
 
2012-12-02 03:21:59 PM

maddogdelta: Pete and Reepeat were walking down the street...

Pete fell down, who was left

Repeat...


Technically true but the "ordered Turkey for Thanksgiving" story appears on Page 2 of that WAPO article and this *is* Fark after all where DNRTFA is a way of life.

How many people do you think actually read that far the first time?

Be honest.

Maybe my outrage meter is broken but the "ordered Turkey and picked up from Boston Market" thing isn't really a thing I think.

With 5 miniature versions of Slabjaw Rockchunk running around they sound like a modern busy hectic family who simply made a decision to make Turkey Day simpler for themselves. It actually kinda humanizes them for me more than anything else.

The only real comedic angle I can see here is how the GOP hold themselves up as paragons of "tradition" (as they interpret it) and there's a weak "gotcha" thing you could work but again, it would be weaksauce.

[Haggard Romney at the Pump] is a keeper though.

Fingers crossed this could lead to a stellar new career for Mitt as a C&W singer.

/You know what you get when you play a country music album backward?
//You get your dog back, you get your car elevator back, you get your political career back...
 
2012-12-02 03:23:02 PM
Poor emo Romney. No one wants to see you cry in Boston Market. Go somewhere else.

i.imgur.com

Good idea.
 
2012-12-02 03:24:19 PM

ursomniac: But Mitt can only wander aimlessly TRYING to figure out what to do next. What. A. Pathetic. Putz.


farking THIS. If you can't make something positive out of your life with hundreds of millions of dollars in the (offshore) bank, you are a bigger loser than the bottom 95% of America, combined.

/and fark you GOP for enabling this piece of shiat farkup and everyone else like him.
 
2012-12-02 03:27:46 PM

cryinoutloud: Oh come on people. We already have the "piss on Mitt Romney" thread right below.


Good. The comments from this thread can "trickle down" into that one.
 
2012-12-02 03:29:59 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: So, Ann is suicidal, Tagg is homicidal, Mitt is still trying to comprehend human emotions, lord knows what Bapp is thinking....


Bapp! Stop pulling on that! And for God's sake, don't play with it in the kitchen.
 
2012-12-02 03:40:19 PM
"You won't see 'heavyset, haggard Mitt."

media.theonion.com
 
2012-12-02 03:43:17 PM
I'd have to imagine one of perks of being super rich is the food.

Boston Market?

I know the dude has like 475 people in his immediate family to feed, but splurge a little.
 
2012-12-02 03:53:08 PM

OneBrightMonkey: I know the dude has like 475 people in his immediate family to feed, but splurge a little.


most large families plan a TINY bit in advance for the holidays. People have to travel and the hosts need to prep. What were the plans which they had to cancel? Had they all moved to DC, only to be shocked to discover that that was premature??
 
2012-12-02 04:02:43 PM

propasaurus: Delay: I'm gonna say it again. This Boston Market stuff is BS. There is too much information Romney's Thanksgiving dinner. Either the writer made it up or Romney just told him Boston Market because he thinks that's what common folks do.

Fun fact. The guy who is the co-chief executive officer/owner of the Boston Market chain is Marc Leder. Yep, the same Marc Leder whose Boca Raton home was the site where Romney was recorded saying, among other things, 47% of Americans feel entitled to government. So it could be Romney was throwing a free plug to his donor. Leder gave at least $225,000 to Restore Our Future, a super PAC that backed Romney, according to OpenSecrets.org.

Marc Leder's Sun Capital is also a partner in Tagg Romney's Solamere. So, yeah, Romney was just plugging his fundraiser's company.


Yeah. I grew up in that area. Essentially every grocery store and restaurant in La Jolla sells full Thanksgiving dinners ready to serve and they are awesome. The folks who live in La Jolla live in one of the richest areas of the US and there are competitive vendors to serve them, the rich 24/7. It's not noticed because La Jolla is within the San Diego city limits.
 
2012-12-02 04:11:20 PM

propasaurus: cryinoutloud: Oh come on people. We already have the "piss on Mitt Romney" thread right below.

I've still got more piss.

 

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-02 04:18:15 PM

Delay: It's not noticed because La Jolla is within the San Diego city limits.


Really? I could've sworn it was it's own city.
 
2012-12-02 04:18:36 PM

Kredal: Everything famous people do is FASCINATING!


More like: "We here at the Huffington Post are going to keep up the stories on this loser because as committed Obamaniacs we need to try to make him the face of the Republican party. If we don't, people might look around and start noticing Obama's lack of an agenda other than Raise Taxes Raise Taxes RaiseTaxes RaiseTaxes RaiseTaxes RaiseTaxesRaiseTaxesRaiseTaxes."
 
2012-12-02 04:19:28 PM

Mrtraveler01: Delay: It's not noticed because La Jolla is within the San Diego city limits.

Really? I could've sworn it was it's own city.


Ask yourself this: who is its mayor?
 
2012-12-02 04:21:03 PM

jjorsett: Kredal: Everything famous people do is FASCINATING!

More like: "We here at the Huffington Post are going to keep up the stories on this loser because as committed Obamaniacs we need to try to make him the face of the Republican party. If we don't, people might look around and start noticing Obama's lack of an agenda other than Raise Taxes Raise Taxes RaiseTaxes RaiseTaxes RaiseTaxes RaiseTaxesRaiseTaxesRaiseTaxes."


It was the Washington Post.

And Obama's plan includes spending cuts in addition to tax increases, the issue is trying to get the GOP on board with something that's common sense.
 
2012-12-02 04:22:54 PM

Mrtraveler01: Delay: It's not noticed because La Jolla is within the San Diego city limits.

Really? I could've sworn it was it's own city.


No. La Jolla is just a part of greater SD. La Jolla got its own zip code, which is not that exclusive since PB is included, but that's all.
 
2012-12-02 04:24:39 PM

valkore: FTFA: Still, as a Romney counselor in the Post story notes, the ex-candidate is not one to wallow in self-pity. Unlike post-2000 Al Gore, the counselor says, "You won't see 'heavyset, haggard Mitt."

[l.yimg.com image 310x466]

Got the haggard down, working on the heavyset with help from Boston Market.


Won't be getting the Oscar/Emmy/Nobel Prize trifecta either I suppose.
 
2012-12-02 04:26:35 PM

Delay: Mrtraveler01: Delay: It's not noticed because La Jolla is within the San Diego city limits.

Really? I could've sworn it was it's own city.

No. La Jolla is just a part of greater SD. La Jolla got its own zip code, which is not that exclusive since PB is included, but that's all.


Well I'll be.

Learned something new today.
 
2012-12-02 04:31:28 PM
I don't understand these lazy people who act like cooking a meal is sooooooooooo much work. You don't have to cook a gourmet meal so being pregnant, busy, having kids running around, etc. is no excuse. In fact, a Thanksgiving meal is one of the easiest meals to make. Throw a turkey in the oven, set the timer for the recommended time and remove the turkey from the oven when the timer goes off. While that turkey rests spend FIVE minutes making stove top stuffing. Open a few cans of vegetables and warm them in the microwave. Tada!! If you want be real special you can buy some rolls and a pumpkin pie at Walmart. Not enough for you? The day before spend five minutes making cranberry/walnut relish and maybe fifteen minutes on some rice, potato or pasta side. Warm the next day.

It's not rocket science. Gah! I spent a total of thirty minutes on my Thanksgiving meal and people raved about it. I let them think I worked my tail off. Suckers.
 
2012-12-02 04:44:49 PM

Delay: Mrtraveler01: Delay: It's not noticed because La Jolla is within the San Diego city limits.

Really? I could've sworn it was it's own city.

No. La Jolla is just a part of greater SD. La Jolla got its own zip code, which is not that exclusive since PB is included, but that's all.


You know big cities have lots of zip codes?

/ Apparently not
// La Jolla is within the city of San Diego
 
2012-12-02 04:49:44 PM

ursomniac: Sanctuary and care facility for cats? No Problem!


i46.tinypic.com

Never steal another man's dreams!
 
2012-12-02 04:50:40 PM
Strangely I find myself sort of in Mitt's camp this week, for the second time. I *like* Boston Market.

My sister made a fabulous meal including one of the best turkeys I ever tasted, and I salute her. But she worked 1000 times too hard and I would have much preferred that she had called Boston Market, and had it delivered, so she could have just sat and socialized with us. We all would have enjoyed the meal and her company.

Beyond this, Boston Market isn't exactly a billionaire calling up his personal catering consultant and saying, "Budget is $50,000, make it special or I'll have your children's intestines strung across Main Street." It's actually...middle class.
 
2012-12-02 04:51:03 PM
I imagine the staff was more pumped about serving dinner to the next president than they were about missing Thanksgiving with their families to cater for a gaggle of douchebags.

This was definitely plan B.
 
2012-12-02 04:52:56 PM

Delay: No they didn't. They are right by Marine Street in La Jolla. The closest Boston Market is up in Clairemont and they don't deliver. Marine Street has dozens of take out places near by and way better and closer than BM. For instance, PF is just up the block.

They're still pretending that they are just typical folks. Bunch of entitled phonies. Feh.


Right, because Mitt is known for his imagination, curiosity, and keen sense of adventure.
 
2012-12-02 04:55:26 PM
Oh, great. Now we have something in common with the Romneys.
 
2012-12-02 05:01:58 PM
Delay:My point is why would they need drive past some of the best take out restaurants in La Jolla, through the next town (Pacific Beach) with all its restaurants, and into Clairemont to go to get turkey at a Boston Market pick up window that is going to need to be reheated when it gets back to all the kids running around the house?

I lived in San Diego most of my life, several years in Clairemont Mesa, from 2006 to 2009, just 2 blocks from that Boston Market. I spent another several years n Del Mar and in La Jolla.

Sounds like BS to me. You can order a full turkey dinner from Vons (Safeway), from Marie Callendar's, probably from Ralph's, all of them accessible near your comfortable vacation oceanfront condo. Clairemont is a sad little inland community, concrete, boring, low income. The Boston Market is next to a Rite Aid, a Starbucks, what used to be an electronics store and is now a different convenience/drug store, across the street from a Vons, a Marie Callendar's, a Baskin Robbins 31 flavors, a sandwich shop, a Gamestop, what used to be a Mervyn's, an auto shop, a 7-11. It's a rundown little commercial area like every rundown little commercial area in a big city.

Of course, if you have money, in downtown La Jolla or a few minutes north in Del Mar you can visit any of a number of fancy seaside restaurants. So, yeah, driving 20 minutes inland to visit a Boston Market sounds dumb.

I dunno. Maybe Mitt really loves Boston Market that much. It's possible. Or maybe it's PR BS like all of his politics.
 
2012-12-02 05:25:49 PM

Mija: I spent a total of thirty minutes on my Thanksgiving meal


i had one person for thanksgiving dinner, me. i had turkey, yams, dressing, cranberry sauce and a small salad. and mincemeat pie for desert. i may have spent more than thirty minutes but it's unlikely. you can see the pictures on FB :)

i really like cooking for thanksgivng and christmas, have done it for years regardless of how many showed up. more people just means a bigger bird.
 
2012-12-02 05:34:06 PM

NewportBarGuy: ursomniac: Sanctuary and care facility for cats? No Problem!



Never steal another man's dreams!


You don't care about anything but dope.
 
2012-12-02 05:38:16 PM
I don't want to say I cooked a big bird, but for next year, I'm having a turkey elevator put in.
 
2012-12-02 05:39:18 PM

Lsherm: Delay: No they didn't. They are right by Marine Street in La Jolla. The closest Boston Market is up in Clairemont and they don't deliver. Marine Street has dozens of take out places near by and way better and closer than BM. For instance, PF is just up the block.

They're still pretending that they are just typical folks. Bunch of entitled phonies. Feh.

Who said anything about delivery? How farking lazy ARE you people that you think that's a valid argument?

One friend said they ordered their turkey dinner from Boston Market, the home-style restaurant chain, because there were too many kids running around the house to bother with cooking a feast.


Right. It's not delivery when you send your own driver to pick it up.

"Too many kids running around to bother..." I'm amazed anyone cooked for Thanksgiving!
 
2012-12-02 05:49:34 PM

Delay: Lsherm: One friend said they ordered their turkey dinner from Boston Market, the home-style restaurant chain, because there were too many kids running around the house to bother with cooking a feast.

My point is why would they need drive past some of the best take out restaurants in La Jolla, through the next town (Pacific Beach) with all its restaurants, and into Clairemont to go to get turkey at a Boston Market pick up window that is going to need to be reheated when it gets back to all the kids running around the house?


I'm going to guess that (a) Boston Market was open on TG, and (b) they deliver to Mitt Romney.
 
2012-12-02 05:53:33 PM
I was 28 weeks pregnant for Thanksgiving, I didn't change my menu. I support those who did and why they did.

I think that with "so many kids around" they could have managed to put those busy hands to work with the prep. My 12 year-old and 8-year old pitched in and we made light-work of our from scratch menu, including pie, cheese cake, rolls, turkey, two stuffings, green-bean casserole, mashed potatoes.

I have done Boston Market when DH and I lived in Florida and had no family around. It was horrific, it wasn't as great as the menu I ended up having in later years. No big.

My kids LOVE turkey and don't eat ham, so this holiday plays well with them and they are eager to help with the Alton Brown brining and turning of turkey and the oldest is taking HomeEc so other baking / cooking plays well with her right now.

:: shrugs :: I don't feel bad for the Romney, but what a failed opportunity to show them family teamwork and empower them in the kitchen. Their Thanksgiving though, their choice.
 
2012-12-02 06:00:26 PM

Delay: I'm gonna say it again. This Boston Market stuff is BS. There is too much information Romney's Thanksgiving dinner. Either the writer made it up or Romney just told him Boston Market because he thinks that's what common folks do.

Fun fact. The guy who is the co-chief executive officer/owner of the Boston Market chain is Marc Leder. Yep, the same Marc Leder whose Boca Raton home was the site where Romney was recorded saying, among other things, 47% of Americans feel entitled to government. So it could be Romney was throwing a free plug to his donor. Leder gave at least $225,000 to Restore Our Future, a super PAC that backed Romney, according to OpenSecrets.org.


And here it is.
 
2012-12-02 06:01:02 PM

Alassra: I was 28 weeks pregnant for Thanksgiving, I didn't change my menu. I support those who did and why they did.

I think that with "so many kids around" they could have managed to put those busy hands to work with the prep. My 12 year-old and 8-year old pitched in and we made light-work of our from scratch menu, including pie, cheese cake, rolls, turkey, two stuffings, green-bean casserole, mashed potatoes.

I have done Boston Market when DH and I lived in Florida and had no family around. It was horrific, it wasn't as great as the menu I ended up having in later years. No big.

My kids LOVE turkey and don't eat ham, so this holiday plays well with them and they are eager to help with the Alton Brown brining and turning of turkey and the oldest is taking HomeEc so other baking / cooking plays well with her right now.

:: shrugs :: I don't feel bad for the Romney, but what a failed opportunity to show them family teamwork and empower them in the kitchen. Their Thanksgiving though, their choice.


The brand of "family teamwork and empowerment" that the Romneys teach is probably how to grab all of the stuffing before anyone else can get some, then barter your monopoly for bigger slices of pie.
 
2012-12-02 06:03:22 PM
Aren't we due one of his exstaffers leaking the taz returns by now?
 
2012-12-02 06:05:22 PM
Folks, Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis. Probably the real reason for the car elevator (they're thinking ahead, to when she won't be able to handle stairs). The condition is exacerbated by stress. I guarantee she's stressed.

I completely understand why they decided to get takeout for Thanksgiving.

I dislike the man on many levels (not the least of which is that he chose to run at all, given her condition). But cut him some slack here.
 
2012-12-02 06:06:04 PM
Should have gone with the Deep-Fried Cajun Turkey from Popeye's.

/Co-worker brought one for company potluck
//Was pretty good
 
2012-12-02 06:07:21 PM
I know why:

Thanksgiving, 2012. The family comes over to Mitt's house and encounter only the chauffeur, who doesn't know where Mitt and Ann are. The reality is that Mitt has been locked in this study for days, nursing the same glass of scotch, looking out the window. Occasionally tears roll down his face, but that's only when his imaginary world of not being president comes to the forefront.

Ann is in one of the guest bedrooms, popping pills like they're Mentos. The weird smell is from the walk-in closet which has been used as the bathroom since November 10th. The real bathroom is right next to it, but Ann is too strung out to realize or care.

The family downstairs figures this out when they hear Mitt screaming for his Secretary of Defense (before weeping) and Ann talking about her failed life and dreams. Then one of their sons (Zip, Bang, or Whizzo) tells the kids to go outside to play, hurriedly runs to Boston Market, and salvages something out of the holiday. The family leaves when they realize Mitt and Ann aren't coming down for quite a while yet.
 
2012-12-02 06:12:17 PM

Guntram Shatterhand: I know why:

Thanksgiving, 2012. The family comes over to Mitt's house and encounter only the chauffeur, who doesn't know where Mitt and Ann are. The reality is that Mitt has been locked in this study for days, nursing the same glass of scotch, looking out the window. Occasionally tears roll down his face, but that's only when his imaginary world of not being president comes to the forefront.

Ann is in one of the guest bedrooms, popping pills like they're Mentos. The weird smell is from the walk-in closet which has been used as the bathroom since November 10th. The real bathroom is right next to it, but Ann is too strung out to realize or care.

The family downstairs figures this out when they hear Mitt screaming for his Secretary of Defense (before weeping) and Ann talking about her failed life and dreams. Then one of their sons (Zip, Bang, or Whizzo) tells the kids to go outside to play, hurriedly runs to Boston Market, and salvages something out of the holiday. The family leaves when they realize Mitt and Ann aren't coming down for quite a while yet.




Will you allow me to quietly masturbate over this post?
 
2012-12-02 06:12:33 PM
Eating at Boston Market is a sign of depression. Eating a Thanksgiving dinner at Boston Market is a serious cry for help.
 
2012-12-02 06:13:35 PM

Guntram Shatterhand: I know why:

Thanksgiving, 2012. The family comes over to Mitt's house and encounter only the chauffeur, who doesn't know where Mitt and Ann are. The reality is that Mitt has been locked in this study for days, nursing the same glass of scotch, looking out the window. Occasionally tears roll down his face, but that's only when his imaginary world of not being president comes to the forefront.

Ann is in one of the guest bedrooms, popping pills like they're Mentos. The weird smell is from the walk-in closet which has been used as the bathroom since November 10th. The real bathroom is right next to it, but Ann is too strung out to realize or care.

The family downstairs figures this out when they hear Mitt screaming for his Secretary of Defense (before weeping) and Ann talking about her failed life and dreams. Then one of their sons (Zip, Bang, or Whizzo) tells the kids to go outside to play, hurriedly runs to Boston Market, and salvages something out of the holiday. The family leaves when they realize Mitt and Ann aren't coming down for quite a while yet.


my god, that is beautiful.
 
2012-12-02 06:16:44 PM

ringo2: Folks, Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis. Probably the real reason for the car elevator (they're thinking ahead, to when she won't be able to handle stairs).


She needs to drive to her living room because she can't walk up the stairs?
 
2012-12-02 06:22:12 PM

TheSelphie: Delay: I'm gonna say it again. This Boston Market stuff is BS. There is too much information Romney's Thanksgiving dinner. Either the writer made it up or Romney just told him Boston Market because he thinks that's what common folks do.

Fun fact. The guy who is the co-chief executive officer/owner of the Boston Market chain is Marc Leder. Yep, the same Marc Leder whose Boca Raton home was the site where Romney was recorded saying, among other things, 47% of Americans feel entitled to government. So it could be Romney was throwing a free plug to his donor. Leder gave at least $225,000 to Restore Our Future, a super PAC that backed Romney, according to OpenSecrets.org.

And here it is.


So the Boston Market Manager prolly hand delivered the meal himself to the Romney's and comped it?

Charming!
 
2012-12-02 06:30:06 PM
Hell, even Diddy pretended to cook.
iamboigenius.com
 
2012-12-02 06:32:30 PM
So why's Romney in the news still? He's done. I was kind of hoping he'd just go away and we'd never hear about him again.
 
2012-12-02 06:58:48 PM

DemonEater: So why's Romney in the news still? He's done.


If only there were a joke to be made about Thanksgiving and a politician who is "done".

www.butterball.com
 
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