Easter Open Thread


Let the games continue!  This is a rare engraving of Jesus accepting and endorsing the Easter Bunny to co-sponsor the holiday the Hallmark lobbyists have designated to help the chocolate industry make a fortune.

In other news, Joe Biden will announce his candidacy in Charlottesville this coming week.  He will be using the false narrative of President Trump’s purported racism and divisive politics to kick off his campaign.  I wonder who his running mate will be?


I think I know who he might pick…

Wishing all of you a terrific holiday, whichever custom you observe, and thank you all for being such a wonderful safe haven to escape to when the Fake News drives me batshit…

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160 Responses to Easter Open Thread

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      I always laughed at those staged photos….a casual stroll across Lafayette Park after shutting down streets for blocks in all directions. And a lovely morning like that, you see no other humans in the park.

    • 49erDweet says:

      With some it’s a religion. Other’s DON’T believe in Obama’s resurrection.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Both Obama and Hillary referred to the Sri Lanka victims as Easter Worshipers in tweets today. Odd, not Christians? They can’t even say the word.

  2. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Is he the token gay or the token Jew?

  3. Dora says:

  4. Myiq2xu™ says:

    When did St. Peter get fired? April Ryan is the worst Affirmative Action hire ever.

  5. Dora says:

    At 12:00 TCM is showing THE SILVER CHALICE.

    I’ve always loved Paul Newman. He was the man with the heavenly eyes.

    When I read that he hated the movie and actually made fun of the story, I admit I was disappointed. After all, it was his debut film and without the role of the silversmith, he may not have had a career.

    The Silver Chalice (or one of them) is now part of a permanent exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum. I’ve seen it several times. The work on that cup of silver is magnificent.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    What lovely Easter surprise, an Anthony post ! ❤

  7. Myiq2xu™ says:

    For our Dandy Pirate:

    Get that booty! Arrr!

  8. Anthony says:

    This is really funny

  9. Mt.Laurel says:

    Thank you so much for sharing that rare engraving. It answers so many questions that so often popped up in religion class that seemed to baffle the nuns.

    Although I have feeling , had he known they would also make chocolate crosses, that he may have placed a caveat or two on the final contract. 🐰 ok, 🐣 ok, 🐑 I’ll think about it, 🐟 are you smoking those palm fronds?, ☦️ no, just no. Oh, and Dad says no to the 10 commandments in fudge but let the gang in The city of angels 😇 know he will be sending a great guy to portray Moses in a couple millennia.

  10. Venus E. Lee says:

    Happy Easter (mine is next week, btw). Hope everyone has a beautiful day.
    Here’s a little resurrection story of another kind to bring a tear to your eye.

  11. Dora says:

  12. Anthony says:

    Better than Easter candy!

    “Jussie Smollett is reportedly experiencing night terrors over the alleged attack that occurred earlier this year.

    The “Empire” actor’s brother wrote an op-ed for BET titled “What If Jussie Is Telling The Truth?” in which Jojo Smollett defends his brother’s story and claims that he is “violently awakening from night terrors, following the assault.”


  13. Cisco says:

    Yes I am, but not a very good one.

  14. Mothy67 says:

    I just blocked the pope on twitter.

  15. Mothy67 says:

    I LOVE this thing

    So quiet.

    • Mothy67 says:

      Can someone delete this as it goes to my account. I changed password but it still gives access although you can’t purchase as that step requires new password.

      • lyn says:

        When I clicked the link, only my account showed up.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Mine did too 😀 You’re safe from us mothy !

          • Mothy67 says:

            Not worried. Seriously though this fan is perfect. I put it on my nightstand and did not need to raise the volume on TV. That quiet. Buying my mom the “on the go” one as part of her Mother’s Day package. She goes to all the brat’s softball games no matter the heat.
            votermom needs to give an occasional reminder to use her portal I forget.

        • Mothy67 says:


    • elliesmom says:

      I have two of those! I take one of them out on the deck and point it to the sky. The vortex it creates helps keep the bugs away. We have central air, but sometimes I just want to circulate the air.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Less than 15 dollars!!!! I end up every year thinking I can get through the hot nights. End up buying box fans, window fans and being miserable. Anything that worked was too loud. I would have been fine paying for a dyson if it worked. I searched for quiet fans and this kept showing up with great reviews. I figured 15 bucks why not. Color me surprised and happy.

  16. Mothy67 says:

    Nevermind I just had to sign out. Seriously though this is the best little fan i have ever encountered. I was going to spend 400 on a dyson because air conditioning gives me a blinding headache if I sleep with it. Most fans are too loud. I would have spent 400 to get sleep during hot months. i read tons of reviews and this little guy came up. Less than 15 dollars!

  17. DeniseVB says:

    (Parody, because it’s hard to tell these days). I love this guy, “Justin! Justin!”

  18. Cisco says:

    Just GFY, asshole.
    Just try, jagoff, go ahead, just try fuck face.

    • DeniseVB says:

      None of the Dem2020 candidates worry me, voter fraud does. So which of the crazies would you want to see win if the Dems guarantee their election? Worried now? 😉

      • Cisco says:

        “Heels Up Harris” would be my choice.
        And I do believe that will be the DNC’s choice.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Kamala won’t have the war chest Hillary had, or the smarts to debate Trump. She WILL have her misogyny and race cards, but I think the public is sick of those being so overused. We got a lot of WalkAways after the Kavanaugh hearings saying Spartacus and Harris were vile people. #Winning 😀

      • ginainmo says:

        Go google Pete Buttigieg. Specifically Ellen a week or two back. He scares the bejesus out of me, primarily because I think it is an act. If he is for real, I could potentially vote for him.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Oh, I know about Mayor Pete, the Happy Gay Christian seems to be his only running point as of now. People in South Bend say he’s a lousy mayor, so I’m guessing he could be a better President than Obama 😀 If he’s on Ellen, then she’ll just lob softballs at him and make him look good. 🙂

        • Constance says:

          I also think Buttigig is an act. He wants power but I’m not sure why and I am sure it’s not to make my life better.

    • John Denney says:

      Restrictions consistent with the 2nd Amendment???

      What restrictions are consistent with, “shall not be infringed”???

      Advocating gun control is intent to infringe, and a violation of the oath to support and defend the Constitution, which includes the 2nd Amendment.

    • ginainmo says:

      You know, this man scares me. I saw him on Ellen a couple of weeks back, and he came across as measured, thoughtful and extremely intelligent. Of course on first blush, so did Obama. If he can stay on message (obviously not this one) he could sway a lot if Independents. Start rooting against him right now.

  19. DeniseVB says:

    • DeniseVB says:

  20. Mothy67 says:

    Hmmmm? Maybe telling people my sister’s soon to be ex husband is a transvestite was not such a good idea after all. He dumped my sister during cancer. Stage 4 brain and lung. He shut her off financially except for Sam’s Club. She can buy mayo in bulk???? I decided to tell people we would meet that he was exploring his feminine side. He’s ex military and a biker. Like a real biker. Good God his name is Francis. And he was raised by moms. He cannot help but always assert himself in a toxic way. I am running around telling people he’s a house frau in Florida. He is going to sue me. Go ahead dumbass I am pushing your buttons so my sister can take her deserved half.

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  24. foxyladi14 says:

    Happy Easter to all! ❤

  25. Dora says:

    She’s doing very well for her age. Or so it seems.

    • DeniseVB says:

      We’re on baby watch now. Princess Sparkle caught fire from the Royal Whingers about not attending the service, she’s due any day now, but Harry went and surprised she let him go alone. /snork

  26. taw46 says:

    I love the Queen.

  27. taw46 says:

  28. DandyTIger says:

    Not Easter, but fun:

  29. DandyTIger says:

    Biden in C’Ville pushing the “nice people” hoax is pissing me off. Might have to go and heckle the bastard. Then again, me might try to smell my hair.

    • lyn says:

      That’s typical for Democrats to start their bids for the presidency with lies.

      Maybe you can borrow a horn from Philippe Reines.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Oh, that out of context quote they frame to imply Trump likes Nazis ? When the media was pushing him to take a side on that Cville mess, he said there’s probably nice people on both sides? Northam wasn’t with him I assume 😛

  30. Cisco says:

    You knew it was coming, just a matter of time. A minaret for Notre Dame😡

  31. threewickets says:

    This is the centenary of W.B. Yeats’s “The Second Coming”. The famous poem is at once about the aftermath of WWI, the Irish War of Independence, the Russian Revolution, the Balfour Declaration’s founding of modern Israel, and perhaps even about Prince Albert Victor the Crimson King. Yeats was Irish Protestant.

    • threewickets says:

      Prince Albert Victor (Big Brother) became Crimson King of America in 1910 during William Howard Taft’s presidency (he had been in the US since 1892). He established the CFR and Federal Reserve, founded the British Secret Service MI6, directed two World Wars, and reigned for 38 years from the shadows. His grandson was George HW Bush. Really. 🙂

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      The Second Coming

      Turning and turning in the widening gyre
      The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
      Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
      Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
      The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
      The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
      The best lack all conviction, while the worst
      Are full of passionate intensity.

      Surely some revelation is at hand;
      Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
      The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
      When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
      Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
      A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
      A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
      Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
      Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
      The darkness drops again; but now I know
      That twenty centuries of stony sleep
      Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
      And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
      Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

  32. Myiq2xu™ says:

  33. swanspirit says:

    What a lovely Easter gift, an Anthony post! Thanks Anthony!

  34. helenk3 says:

    happy Easter to all here

  35. DeniseVB says:

    Kimberly Guilfoyle and Don Jr ( his kids?). That sweet boy in the red bow tie is Kimberly’s son, Roman (with Gavin Newsome?). See, a picture is almost 1000 words 😛

  36. Dora says:

    Gosh. France is having so many electrical issues lately. Can’t they do something?

  37. Dora says:

    The only way he can lose is if the dems cheat. Don’t take that lightly. The dems are good at cheating and they are getting better all the time.


    Trump Will Definitely, Definitely Be Re-Elected


  38. Dora says:

    So true.

  39. DeniseVB says:

    This is just so funny, they must all share the same social media geniuses.

  40. DeniseVB says:

    Here’s a morning starter, enjoy…..

  41. taw46 says:

  42. Anthony says:

    “LIES! LIES! LIES!” screamed the eunuch…

  43. Somebody says:

    You all may know this, but I just stumbled upon this. My Life dot com is scoring people with a reputation score and they have all kinds of info about people they’ve gotten from various sources, much of it wrong. They also seem to score your reputation based on known associates, which includes your neighbors.

    There is a place to click if it is you, not sure if you can opt out, I’ll let you know. My score is excellent even though it appears I’m married to two men currently 😛 My husband’s is better than mine, he only has one wife (me) so that helped him out I’m sure. He also has a lot of assets for a carpet cleaning technician 😂😂😂

    My sister is apparently a trans, can’t wait to share that with her. 😂😂😂

    • DeniseVB says:

      Whoa, that sounds creepy. I don’t want to know what they know, lol.

    • Anthony says:

      OMG, I wonder where they get their info from? According to them, I owe tens of thousands in delinquent child support 😀 😀 😀

      • Somebody says:

        😂😂😂 At least you’re not a bigamist. You little dead beat dad, what ages are your children?

        At first I thought I had an extra son. It just lists spouses and children, then when I looked up my unknown son I realized he’s 64……so I figured that made me a bigamist 😂

        Apparently I’m an Evangelical too, with pretty hard core right wing views…..who knew. Sorry to tell you Anthony, but I’m against marriage equality and LBGTQ……I just found this out, hope it doesn’t impact our friendship 😂😂🤣

        Come to think of it, since you’re a dead beat dad what do you care about my views on same sex marriage 😂😂😂 I guess we’re both keeping secrets 🙄

        I don’t know where they get their data. I’m about as moderate, middle of the road as you get. Oh well, they have my husband listed as a Hillary Clinton supporter 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 Bless his heart, I shouldn’t tease him he works hard cleaning carpets 😂😂😂😂

        • Anthony says:

          I couldn’t believe it 🤣🤣🤣And here I thought I forgot to have kids all these years… I’m against gay marriage too, so don’t fret. I bet it’s like Wikipedia, where anyone with an internet connection can add to the story 😂

  44. Dora says:

  45. taw46 says:

    Are we up to two buses yet?

  46. taw46 says:

  47. Mothy67 says:

    Sitting and thinking about how much “wanna be” elitists hate the working class. I grew up in a steel town and my early years were quite pleasant. My parents could not stop making babies so we were poorish, but I still went to private school (Catholic and my dad was studying to be a deacon so tuition was little) I had to play in my school uniform because we could not afford extra clothes for growing boys. I rode my bike, slept out on the porch, i climbed trees delivered newspapers. Cleaned banks with my grandmother. Sold special tickets at my gutter mouthed grandmother’s bingo games. I was born in 67 and by my early teens the mill industry was beginning to desolve. Everyone took care of their yards. I went away every summer with my cousins. Big Bear Lake and Camplands in West Virginia. So profoundly beautiful. No one was rich. People made a decent living for a very difficult job. We were hurting financially. My dad worked as a produce manager during the day and ran a drive in at night. We hit some really hard times. I would march on my clothes in the bath tub and then iron them for an hour so they would be dry for school. Six kids my parents had. I went away to college. My mom was 14 when she got pregnant with my older brother. High school drop out. We had faux spans of homelessness. Parents were going to lose our home so they sold but couldn’t buy so we crashed where we could. One day my shoes fell off into a creek. Washed away. I had to go shoeless until payday. We ended up living in a shack. It had a shower but toilet was outside. I was so ashamed.
    Anyhow we are all pretty successful. I had no phone in high school. TV was something rich people had. Oh we had one it just didn’t work. My mom would make us sit in front of it and tell stories. I got to be gay and have a very bad heart during all of that. What if I had felt sorry for myself? Had I coopted an Elizabeth Warren view? I have worked since I was 12. I picked corn, set up pins in a bowling alley, washed dishes. My home has always been a respite. Kids stay here all the time. I had no idea that in high school this girl Janice was always in my home. I would come home after washing dishes at Steak &Surf to find everyone asleep but Janice sitting at the kitchen table. She was a foster child who was enduring rape. Never complained she just liked being with a noisy family. One thing pisses me off about her is that she wants the recipe for noodles and gravy. I want to kick her in the teeth. Noodles and gravy is about two portions of hamburger meat, a can of gravy, and egg noodles. It’s how you feed 7 people on 5 dollars.
    I got to go to Purdue, Temple. Lived in Philly, NYC, and London. I have enough to give the spoiled inconsiderate self centered little gem a better than decent life. She wants for nothing.
    My hometown was 49% white 50 black. I heard the word n i g g er a lot. I also heard spic (my god parents are wet backs) mick, dego, pollock, kike, chink bagel. No one needed a safe space back then. Was not until I went to Temple that i heard white people falling apart about the N word.
    I think this country is amazing. No other place can/would offer so much opportunity. Warren and bernie scare me. My parents never let us do free lunch. I had to surrender some of my income. We did lay aways. My clothes never fit after a summer. Funny thin g IZOD shirts were the thing when I was in high school. I wanted nothing more than a real IZOD. Even though I was working almost full time a pricy polo was out of the question. My younger brothers needed socks and lunch money.
    My mom graduated from nursing school and finished first on her state boards. She dropped out of 10th grade to make babies but went on with an associates degree to become an exec.
    Seriously I was one of the sickest children ever born. I was lucky enough to be born in Pittsburgh. My ticker is pig valves and a lot of teflon. I was never supposed to live. They used a new wire on my sternum. Happy days it ripped through my skin. One side is half an inch higher. I was like a creature from Alien. I drew breath from a hole in my throat. I was a blue baby that skipped a grade or two. Then I got to be gay with hardcore Irish Catholic parents. So much fun.
    My point is I have this child that no one wanted. She was neglected. Months old and no one there for her.. Her parents reminded me of socialism of Warren. Shaypup is on her way to 13. She still has not gotten a B ( to be fair she loves her phone and I told her a B means she gets a Cricket flip phone – she would rather die than lose her IPhone).
    I had to buy another trophy case because I celebrate her. She achieves. Softball, swim, volley ball, tae kwon do, track.
    What if I had treated her as a victim? She is being raised by her great gay uncle who lives in his parents basement. . Bwahahahaha. I could not walk three blocks as a sick kid. Crud is so athletjc. I don’t think it has anything to do with being gay. She was so alone. No one gave a shit about her.
    I almost wept a few weeks back. I had bought her a keyboard years ago. She never touched it but she has taken sax lessons for years. She refuses to accept that Led Zep is best band ever, but i came home and she thought she was alone. She was playing Unchained Melody on the keyboard. I melted. Maybe i cried a little. I have been so gifted. When she was a wee pup we did craft Tuesday’s. Paper Mache objects that look like disaster porn
    Her mom and dad did not want her back then. I chose to not treat her like an itchy scab. I find Bernie and Sanders very disturbing. I mean what if all I did for Shayla was host pity parties. What would she be like now? My punk is no victim.

    • John Denney says:

      Your noodles and gravy sounds a lot like my version of beef stroginoff – brown the hamburger with salt and pepper, garlic and rosemary if you have it, stir in a can of cream of mushroom soup, and serve over noodles.
      When I eventually had real beef Stroginoff, I was disappointed. I liked my version better.

  48. Mothy67 says:

    Sam’s Club frozen angus beef burgers cooked in air fryer topped with cheddar is adult candy. It’s like a Quarter Ponder with cheese from 1975.

    • mcnorman says:

      I know…almost dangerous.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Its the best bad food ever. I was shocked. It is so from my childhood.
        I also like ham and swiss on rye but you have to zap refrigerated ham for 30 seconds. Rye toasts cheese melts. Same with tuna. Nuke the fish/mayo/onion for 40 seconds top with skinny bread, cheese and put in air fryer for ten minutes. Yummmmmy.

  49. Dora says:

  50. Dora says:

    Stop destroying our history!


    Virginia Governor Blackface Wants Confederate Arch Removed at Fort Monroe

    The arch is a national landmark so the process for its removal will likely be a lengthy process.
    WDBJ reported:


  51. DeniseVB says:

    I saw a screenshot of this Kamala tweet and had to make sure it was real. Sure enough, it was. The comments are brutal, but she got a lot of “likeys”. Those defending her/attacking NRA sound like their from the David Hogg wing of the Anti-American party.

  52. DeniseVB says:

    Whoa, President Trump has The Logan Act trending on twitter. H/T John Kerry 😛

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  55. Mothy67 says:

    I think it’s interesting that there are several moms here that dealt with very sick children. I hate the word conservative. I am not a right wing zealot. My philosophy is mostly about my brat. The way I see the world changed with her because of her. I stand for more now than I ever have before.
    Question for caretakers — have you ever spoken with your kids about what they went through? I hid everything from my mom. I had to be a strong little boy as when I showed my pain it hurt her. I would follow a yellow line where I had to stand naked against cold slate as xray orders were barked from a far off room. I was 5. Years and years. I never wanted my mom to hurt like I was. As a pretend adult I still find myself being a shellfish cupid stunt by not being honest with my emotions. Very immature. I let a lot of shit pass because of feelings. Dumb.
    Nothing is more profoundly beautiful than coming through cancer with a child. My dad died a year ago. I wish I could apologize for being a defect. I through no fault of my own ruined his life. They would never have been as poor if not for me. My brothers and sister had to deal with Frankenstein. How much were they neglected because i had this death thing. Life is so fucked up. I have lots of scars. My chest, my throat, ankles, groin, elbows. Elizabeth Taylor thought I looked like her Monty. Montgomery Clift??? My eyes are so much better than his they rival hers. I got great jobs in NY because I had a look. So ridiculous that I could be paid obscene cash but I feel sick when I look in the mirror.
    My father is gone. I wish I could say Dad I am sorry. Seriously he was Irish Catholic studying to be a Deacon. Gets a gay son. We mended a lot of fences over the years. I was a literature major. My father in his 70’s discovered Dostoevsky. He only went to high school. He told me I was fucked up because I found The Brothers Karamoz funny. I gave him The Fountainhead. He proceeded to read eveything by Ayn Rand. He was on oxygen insisting on discussing Joyce. I do not like Joyce. My father said what is your favorite. I said Of Human Bondage, Jane “cunt” Eyre, Othello, and Death of a Salesman, A Confederacy of Dunces I did get to talk to him about Willy Loman and how I thought the Seinfeld episode was generic. Biff Loman is the biggest loser in the history of literature??? WTF. I think he’s a hero. He might suck but he honestly faced himself. Everyone in the play is a liar but him. Linda is married to he house not the man. She is a housewife. Jane Eyre i hated reading more than anything in my life. I hated every dull page. Torture. Kill myself reading. That being said I love Jane Eyre. It is Cinderella. My dad read my stuff as he knew life was going. He became a pain in the ass. Did I want to discuss Goethe. No. He loved The Sorrows of Young Werther. Ugh.
    He could not really deal with a gay son who looked almost identical to him. I get it.
    He went and became dead. I am never going to get to say I am sorry. I was not an easy child. I suppose dying infants take a toll. I walk around all the time knowing my illness had a profound effect on every one around me.
    Hope I don’t sound offensive to those who stood with ill children. There is anger. Lots of anger. I just wish I could tell my dad I am sorry. Kids hide pain.

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