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2012-12-02 02:10:19 PM
6 votes:
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.
2012-12-02 06:07:21 PM
4 votes:
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 02:53:58 PM
3 votes:
I still don't understand the excuse... there were too many kids running around to cook dinner. As if this wasn't a problem last year, or the year before, etc.

How about "Ann is still upset she's not first lady and just couldn't be bothered to do it, everyone showed up, and there was no dinner..."? I mean she has all the daughter-in-law robots to help - but then I suppose the ensuing conversations in the kitchen might be --- awkward.

Earlier (after reading the other thread) I was trying to think about what I would do in his shoes: a quarter billion $$$ and all the time in the world. I quickly realized that there wouldn't be enough time in the DAY to do all the things I wanted to - projects I'd want to start, things to dive into, etc. Research-grade robotic observatory? No problem! Sanctuary and care facility for cats? No Problem! Educational foundation for promoting kids towards careers in science or medical research? No problem! A next-generation integrated knowledge bank available to everyone (think Wikipedia "done right" with grants to people to do the content creation) - No problem!

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

/Yeah, those are all things I've fantasized about doing "if I ever had 'FU' money"...
//Yes, even the kitty one ...
///... and of course "making sure that every day breaks the previous record for "WORST day ever" for NOM, the AFA, etc." - but that one was a GIVEN...
2012-12-02 04:51:03 PM
2 votes:
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 03:24:19 PM
2 votes:

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 02:32:42 PM
2 votes:
Romney tried and failed to buy the presidency. The only reason to waste any further thought on the man is remind everyone that a) the presidency is not for sale--at least, not in the way the Romney/Rove/Fox team seemed to think it was, and b) being a good CEO is not the same as being a good POTUS; in fact, they're kind of opposites. The best revenge at this point is to totally ignore the guy. There may be some pleasure in continuing to point out his glaring character faults but progressives need to let go. If you still need a dose of schadenfreude, get it from the knowledge that the repubs are giving him the same cold shoulder.
2012-12-02 02:17:31 PM
2 votes:

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?


To be fair, chains (especially ones like Boston Market) are more likely to be open on Thanksgiving than the local hole-in-the-wall joints.
2012-12-02 02:06:34 PM
2 votes:
Did he spend so much trying to buy the Presidency that he cant afford a decent resteraunt?
2012-12-02 09:01:42 AM
2 votes:
A fake feast for a fake family. Perfect.
2012-12-03 10:06:50 AM
1 votes:
I remember when it was called Boston Chicken
2012-12-03 04:22:59 AM
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: quatchi: Looks like it was just Slabjaw and brood. WTF were they all packed into one bedroom? Were there no other bedrooms? Was the rest of the place being fumigated? Smells like BS.

This info is about the same family that claimed they were so poor and destitute while going to ivy league college and living off a portfolio that they were "using an ironing board as a desk and an old door propped up on sawhorses as a kitchen table".

You'd have to be a retard to believe that. Someone earlier was asked why they loathe Ann Romney? Well that was the point I jumped on that bandwagon. When you look in the camera and start lying, I stop giving a shiat about you.


I wouldn't be surprised if they actually did that, but probably because it was one of those sort of quaint old apartments like the one my friend lived in during college where there were all sorts of random little cubbies with things like a pull down ironing board that doubled as a table because it was designed to be that way. In other words, technically true, but a massive amount of spin to make it look poorer.

Sort of like how I can make the desk my dad helped me make out of boards and galvanized pipe sound really like I have it because I'm super poor rather than because I liked the design concept. Or talk about my thrift store furnishings and make them sound either like I'm so poor that I have an old 1960s couch and a Salvation Army end table or else talk about my mixture of vintage finds (including antique solid cherry end table) combined with pieces I picked up on my travels around the world and make it sound like my apartment should be in Elle Decor or something.

It's all spin.
2012-12-03 02:20:00 AM
1 votes:

quatchi: Looks like it was just Slabjaw and brood. WTF were they all packed into one bedroom? Were there no other bedrooms? Was the rest of the place being fumigated? Smells like BS.


This info is about the same family that claimed they were so poor and destitute while going to ivy league college and living off a portfolio that they were "using an ironing board as a desk and an old door propped up on sawhorses as a kitchen table".

You'd have to be a retard to believe that. Someone earlier was asked why they loathe Ann Romney? Well that was the point I jumped on that bandwagon. When you look in the camera and start lying, I stop giving a shiat about you.
2012-12-02 10:22:01 PM
1 votes:
Mitt who?
2012-12-02 08:02:32 PM
1 votes:

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). 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.


The guy's worth a quarter billion dollars. He can afford 5-star catering, or at least take his family out to a fancy restaurant or even a halfway-decent pizza joint.

Instead, he opts for carry-out from a glorified cafeteria that just happens to be owned by one of his rich buddies.
2012-12-02 07:58:29 PM
1 votes:

MithrandirBooga: canwolfshadow: Did he spend so much trying to buy the Presidency that he cant afford a decent resteraunt?


I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the Romney's fired all of their hired help when they found out that they had the nerve to go out and vote.

It would just be assumed that the servants voted for RomneyObama, because that's what the poors do.

And we all know that Romney likes firing people who provide services for him.




Whoops. Had one too many drinks tonight :D
2012-12-02 07:57:37 PM
1 votes:

canwolfshadow: Did he spend so much trying to buy the Presidency that he cant afford a decent resteraunt?



I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the Romney's fired all of their hired help when they found out that they had the nerve to go out and vote.

It would just be assumed that the servants voted for Romney, because that's what the poors do.

And we all know that Romney likes firing people who provide services for him.
2012-12-02 07:27:30 PM
1 votes:

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.


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If you weren't already faved that one woulda worked.
2012-12-02 07:26:31 PM
1 votes:
Boston Market is farking gross
2012-12-02 06:32:30 PM
1 votes:
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 06:22:12 PM
1 votes:

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 06:12:33 PM
1 votes:
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 06:12:17 PM
1 votes:

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 06:03:22 PM
1 votes:
Aren't we due one of his exstaffers leaking the taz returns by now?
2012-12-02 05:53:33 PM
1 votes:
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 05:38:16 PM
1 votes:
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 05:25:49 PM
1 votes:

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 04:31:28 PM
1 votes:
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 04:02:43 PM
1 votes:

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 03:53:08 PM
1 votes:

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 03:27:46 PM
1 votes:

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 03:21:05 PM
1 votes:

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 03:20:22 PM
1 votes:
Mitt Romney is farking weird.
2012-12-02 03:16:24 PM
1 votes:

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 03:05:47 PM
1 votes:
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 03:02:15 PM
1 votes:
I really have no problem with this.

We bought our thanksgiving mostly from reasors grocery.

All prepared and it was great.

We made a few sides but the bulk we purchased because we had a bunch kids and not enough time to do the rest.

Let them buy their turkey where they want as long as he isn't president he can eat a bag of dicks for all I care.
2012-12-02 02:42:49 PM
1 votes:
TLC should just give the Romney's their own show.
2012-12-02 02:30:29 PM
1 votes:

Britney Spear's Speculum: YodaBlues: [www.wtop.com image 512x341]
Daddy, is the turkey ready yet?

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wait, are those all of his kids?!?!


I donno, it was the only decent image I could find via GIS for "romney grandkids". They are mormon though, so they take the whole "go forth and multiply" thing pretty seriously.
2012-12-02 02:29:41 PM
1 votes:

jaytkay: 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

Like lots of people would choose something they see on TV as opposed to some unknown "risky" (to them) option.

I used to work with a guy who, at age 40, was amazed I would choose some no-name taco stand for lunch, instead of McDonald's or Taco Bell. The idea just never occurred to him.

/ He really liked the taco stand.


Ever since I've moved out East I can understand. When you don't have much money then you can't really afford to have a bad meal out and with the locally owned places you are taking your chances since the visible ones (vs the ones only locals know about) can range in quality from 1-10 on any given night while franchises will give a solid 6.5 every time. In Cali I could take a chance just driving down any road because the people cared about what they served, especially in cheaper places.

/miss west coast food
2012-12-02 02:24:39 PM
1 votes:
www.urantiansojourn.com

Oven Mitt
2012-12-02 02:10:13 PM
1 votes:
We don't need another "Romney family's pathetic pity party" thread.
2012-12-02 12:09:27 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-12-02 11:56:03 AM
1 votes:
Mitt's going to have some explaining to do at the club, when his friends find out he gave his cook Thanksgiving off. shiat like that gets around. Next year, everyone's cook will want the day off.
2012-12-02 11:47:09 AM
1 votes:

Raharu: Thanks Giving must have been very awkward and the Rmoneys this year.


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Well, yeah... can you imagine trying to eat while having to look at this for the entire meal?
 
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