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Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:46 PM

Slate: "Goodbye, Melania"

Melania Trump will be best remembered for her icy expressions, her glossy outfits and enormous belts, and, perhaps, her anti-bullying campaign. As her husband hurled schoolyard insults at anyone who opposed him and led chants to lock up his political opponents, the first lady developed a motto that sounds like a bleat.

Her term began with a speech that plagiarized former first lady Michelle Obama and ended with taped remarks revealing that she thought the children in detention centers who’d been separated from their families were “taken care of nicely there.” The tape also revealed that she loathed decorating the White House for Christmas, which came as a surprise to admirers of the looming blood-red conifers with which she lined the merry halls.

She had to keep smiling and waving while news cycles dealt with rumors about Trump’s affairs with Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels. But it’s hard to rely on anything she says; Melania has lied about everything from getting a bachelor’s degree to speaking five languages to the significance of her “I Really Don’t Care Do U” jacket—which she wore as a publicity stunt while visiting desperate children whom the Trump administration had separated from their families. Her press secretary said that it meant nothing at all and was “just a jacket.”

Small-minded, petulant, and petty, the best thing we can say about the first lady is that she occasionally appears to dislike her husband almost as much as the rest of us do. We will recall her sunglasses, her defense of birtherism on The View ... Melania Trump fantasized in interviews about being the next Jackie Kennedy. She would settle for ripping the crab apple trees out of Jackie Kennedy’s rose garden.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/11/goodbye-melania-trump.html

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Reply Slate: "Goodbye, Melania" (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Nov 7 OP
dalton99a Nov 7 #1
SheltieLover Nov 7 #2
soothsayer Nov 7 #3
malaise Nov 7 #4
Glorfindel Nov 7 #5
MustLoveBeagles Nov 7 #10
KatyMan Nov 7 #22
MustLoveBeagles Nov 7 #30
Wednesdays Nov 8 #35
MustLoveBeagles Nov 8 #36
gopiscrap Nov 7 #19
LSFL Nov 7 #6
Takket Nov 7 #23
lunatica Nov 7 #26
crickets Nov 7 #32
Autumn Nov 7 #7
napi21 Nov 7 #8
Enterstageleft Nov 7 #9
pecosbob Nov 7 #11
left-of-center2012 Nov 7 #14
pecosbob Nov 7 #24
left-of-center2012 Nov 7 #29
pecosbob Nov 7 #31
NYC Liberal Nov 8 #38
GoCubsGo Nov 7 #17
lunatica Nov 7 #27
rickford66 Nov 7 #12
SKKY Nov 7 #13
DinahMoeHum Nov 7 #15
lunatica Nov 7 #28
GoCubsGo Nov 7 #16
Demovictory9 Nov 7 #18
OhNo-Really Nov 7 #20
Olafjoy Nov 7 #21
lunatica Nov 7 #25
blogslut Nov 8 #33
Wednesdays Nov 8 #34
Jon King Nov 8 #37
SunSeeker Nov 8 #40
LiberalLovinLug Nov 8 #39
DLCWIdem Nov 8 #41
PlanetBev Nov 8 #42
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 8 #43
Fyrefox Nov 8 #44

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:47 PM

1. Kick

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:48 PM

2. K&R!

International disgrace.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:49 PM

3. Be best!

Best be going

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:51 PM

4. Nailed her

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:52 PM

5. She will rank right up there with the world's pre-eminent first ladies, all right...

Eva Peron and Imelda Marcos come to mind. So does Elena Ceaușescu, but I don't think Mrs. Trump's crimes warrant actual execution.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:56 PM

10. Being married to the Orange Maggot is punishment enough

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:23 PM

22. She chose that

Don't cut her any slack, she's as nasty as he is. Complete trash, just like hubbie.

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:50 PM

30. I know and I don't anymore

The jacket stunt was the final straw. There was a time were I felt a small amount of sympathy for her. He can't be an easy person to live with. These days I reserve all my sympathy for Barron. His mom may've chosen this but he didn't. He's doesn't look very happy although I don't know if that is simply because he's a teenager. I hope he defies the odds and turns out normal like Mary Trump.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:20 AM

35. Just give Barron a few years

Seeing as how Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric turned out.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:34 AM

36. Don't forget Tiffany

She really disappointed me. You could turn out to be right about Barron. I read a report that he threw a plate of food at someone because he didn't like what was served. That's not a good sign but I'm still holding out some hope that he'll turn out okay in the end. I don't feel comfortable going after him as he's underage and unlike Melania, he didn't choose this. If he turns out to be a shithead as an adult then I'll show him no mercy.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:14 PM

19. that's what I was thinking

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:53 PM

6. If there is a fund

To restore our house`s grounds, I will give to it.

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Response to LSFL (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:28 PM

23. i was actually thinking of that today........

i would gladly give to one also so they cannot whine about "wasting taxpayer dollars!" i think it is important to erase that DISGRACEFUL thing that was done to our rose garden.

i would start one myself but i don't have the reach to publicize it. we need a famous person to head it up

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Response to LSFL (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:36 PM

26. I'll contribute too.

It would be an honor actually.

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Response to LSFL (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:59 PM

32. Same here. That wound still hurts.

The Rose Garden should be restored, perhaps not exactly to the way it was, but back to something more colorful and beautiful than the sad, bland plot it is now.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:54 PM

7. A great series of goodbyes.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:55 PM

8. To quote LLoyd Benson, "I knew Jack(ie) Kennedy & you're no Jack(ie) Kennedy!" n/t

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:55 PM

9. Be best...

rhymes with witch.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:56 PM

11. The most memorable moment was the dress...she will always be remembered for that terrible outfit.

*sorry...jacket, not dress.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:03 PM

14. This one ?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:34 PM

24. OMG! Stormtrooper chic

No...I meant the burlap sack she wore with the 'I don't care' slogan on the back. It embodied the term tone-deaf. The moment will be crystallized in time...the same week all the kids were being put in cages.


Right about the time this was published...

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:43 PM

29. That was a coat, not a dress

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #29)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:52 PM

31. Yeah, sorry...I corrected the OP a little bit ago.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:54 AM

38. It was that and wearing the colonial pith helmet in Africa

that solidified my disdain.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:11 PM

17. Which one?

There were so many of them.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:38 PM

27. The jacket that had I don't care, do you?

She wore it to visit the caged children and then she said they were better off and very well taken care of.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:01 PM

12. Restoring the Rose Garden would be a nice symbol of "The Restoration"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:02 PM

13. This is a difficult thing to say, because lord knows she has some stiff competition in the...

...the category of more ineffectual first ladies, but she wins. Hands down.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:04 PM

15. I Really Don't Care (about her) Do You?

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:39 PM

28. Nope.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:09 PM

16. Good bye and good riddance, you nasty slob.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:11 PM

18. Her expression isnt so much icey as blank

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:19 PM

20. The 2020 White House "F" Christmas Decor

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:21 PM

21. Melanie has moved out

No one knows where she went but she left a cryptic note note that read: F*CK DOZE CHRISTMAS DECORATION

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:34 PM

25. This made me snort a couple of times

I won’t miss her





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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:09 AM

33. ooh!

A whole list of goodbye posts

https://slate.com/tag/goodbye-trump-admin

I shall take my time and savor every one

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:17 AM

34. I am so looking forward to seeing DOCTOR Jill Biden

As opposed to the First Pole Dancer.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:47 AM

37. She is a paid escort...

It is what it is, a paid escort who poses as the wife of a fat, old man. The entire Trump orbit is made up of less than mediocre people elevated to positions of power they have not earned. On a level playing field Kushner would struggle to hold down a fast food job.

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Response to Jon King (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:55 AM

40. Exactly. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:54 AM

39. A Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

Brilliant writing
Describes a consort in the first family that rarely gets scrutinized. But this scribe points out more than enough examples to find her wallowing in the same pits of debauchery and deceit as her big orange husband.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 01:42 AM

41. K & R

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 02:35 AM

42. Eva Braun, The Sequel

The only thing missing is the Alps and the German Shepherds.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 02:47 AM

43. Is she still hanging around? Why?

Revoke her citizenship because she obtained it fraudulently and deport her sorry ass.

Edit to add:

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 03:15 AM

44. She was a master of the plastic look...

...and the dead-faced expression common to the Trump clan. And who can forget her Xmas decoration of the White House, which will live on in nightmares?

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