Sunday, December 11, 2016

Perhaps one of the saddest things you will see all day, the Obama's last Christmas card as the first family. Update!

A photo posted by Akilah (@arensley) on
Courtesy of Yahoo: 

It’s safe to say we’re going to miss the Obamas a hell of a lot when they leave the White House. Seeing their 2016 White House Christmas card — their last one! — only made that sinking feeling come a lot sooner. They chose to include a picture from the Canada State Dinner that took place this past spring, featuring President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha and Malia, smiling their contagious smiles and bringing us a whole lot of Christmas cheer.

I think this may be one of the saddest Christmases of my life.

And I actually had a dog die right before Christmas once.

Update: Unbelievably Sarah Palin just attacked the First Family for not including the words "Merry Christmas" on this card.

A raving jealous bitch until the end.


  1. Anonymous2:12 AM

    That is a beautiful photo and I am just glad we have had them for eight short years. The incoming "presidential family" in 2017 doesn't have near the class. And they never will.

    1. Anonymous7:34 AM

      G, I actually also had a dog pass away before Xmas also.
      And Fuck Sarah Palin and the war on XMAS! FUCK HER!

    2. Anonymous1:48 PM

      The incoming "presidential family" in 2017 doesn't have near the class.
      The incoming first family HAS NO CLASS, fixed it for you.

  2. Anonymous2:30 AM

    I saw on a person's Facebook page where they referred to our President as "obarfma". The name is Kehle Kirkham-Lewis and I suggest we all go there are tell this Trumpette what we think of her.

    1. Anonymous6:38 AM

      The Yahoo comments about the Christmas card are despicable.

    2. Anonymous7:00 AM

      I went to this bitch's FB page. She is despicable.

    3. Anonymous7:11 AM

      Yahoo is appropriately named, 6:38 AM, as are those who comment there.

    4. Anonymous10:35 AM

      Kehle, really that's her name? What a doofus.

    5. Anonymous10:51 AM

      Yes, Yahoo comments are so pathetic. I could write torching replies to those all day if I had the time to waste, but sometimes I just have to insult those idiots back in a way that I know kills them. And, more importantly, I have to support some other commenters.

      Yesterday I was at the comments section posting in reply to the asinine posts re a Victoria's Secret shoplifting situation in Alabama. Inside the store were three black customers. One was on her own and had just attempted to steal something. Two other black women were shopping. The manager immediately told these two women to leave. It was just assumed that all the women were in cahoots. That manager was fired later by VS. Good for them. So many of the comments on this were idiotic, and what was most mind-blowing was that whiteys were saying that the manager's action was in no way racist, that she was simply asking the women to leave--they saw nothing racist in this.

      When you read yahoo comments, you realize just how stupid and ugly half the country is. Reading those comments is sometimes a necessary reminder.

    6. Anonymous1:29 PM

      You're forgetting that half of those trolls live in Moscow and are doing it for the money. There aren't really millions of mentally ill wingnuts on the net all day posting shit like that. They're getting paid for it.

  3. Anonymous3:51 AM

    What an absolutely beautiful family. We were so lucky as a nation to have had them in the White House for the past 8 years and I'll be terribly sad when it's their time to leave.

  4. Anonymous3:54 AM

    What a beautiful photo. I have loved their Christmas cards and I will miss their presence in our lives immensely. Ever since President Obama took office in January 2009, I have felt safe. I have felt that he would know how to react to any situation and, indeed, he has known.

    There is one more treat for us to enjoy though. This evening at 6:00pm, Eastern time, HGTV will be doing its Christmas at the White House program. The decorations are over the top but splendid for that house. What I especially like are the volunteers who come from all over the country to work like proverbial busy beavers during the weekend following Thanksgiving. I've also appreciated the themes chosen by Mrs. Obama and the fact that she has emphasized military families, especially the children, each year. There is also a segment on the Vice President's House, another treat to behold. (None of this is done at taxpayer expense.)

    Even if the same decorating takes place during the next four (please God, not eight) years, it won't be the same and I won't be interested.

  5. Anonymous4:02 AM

    I had a dog that went missing on Christmas day. We discovered a few hours later that he had been hit by a car and killed.That was pretty bad but nothing compared to what is happening now.

    1. Anonymous7:38 AM

      I'm so sorry about your doggie :( They are family, they are our friends our kids. They don't judge, they laugh with us and cry with us without judgement.
      I miss all of my dogs, especially at Xmas.

  6. Anonymous4:15 AM

    What a stunning Christmas Card!

    I'm not an American citizen but still have a heavy heart knowing that President Obama and his wonderful family will be leaving the White House only for it to be occupied by a low life
    imbecile. I fear for the future of America and her people.

    1. Anonymous5:48 AM

      I'm not an American either but I will miss President Obama and his family as well. He did a good job for the US and saved many jobs and stabilized its economy.

      As for Trump, I hope for the best but very much fear the worst and as a retiree, am taking steps with respect to my investments to protect myself. I am very worried about global stability with Russia pretty much having a puppet in the White House. I am concerned about the environment as well and am thankful that I am not part of the hard working middle class in the US because Trump and his cabinet have no intention of looking after you -- say goodbye to affordable healthcare, government medicare and social security. Don't expect minimum wage to become a working wage either. And jobs -- another lie by Trump who appoints a Labour Secretary who wants to replace workers with machines.

      It's all deeply troubling and depressing. The American election system is no example for the world. Voting doesn't seem to matter when the candidate with the most votes loses. Incomprehensible to many.

    2. Anonymous6:52 AM

      Thank you @4:15. It's great to hear from folks in other countries who feel the same way we feel about our First Family.

    3. Anonymous10:54 AM

      Yes, it's great to hear from people outside the US. Thanks.

      And too, Obama tried to do so, so much more--he was constantly trying to better this country and the world. But he was fought every step of the way.

      BO desrves al ong break, but I do hope he'll be very seeable after the break. The comparison between him and that glob or orange shit will be so good to see. you know it'll tick Trump off bigly. he gets so riled and blustery and off his game whenever anyone else is around to throw him off his game.

  7. Anonymous6:11 AM

    Jealous bitch.

  8. Anonymous6:14 AM

    Beautiful family

    With all the ugliness we have been experiencing, this picture helps a little.
    Thank you for sharing

  9. Anonymous6:21 AM

    Sarah Palin has ALWAYS been jealous of the life the Obama's have which in no ways measures up to that of the Palins.

    The Obamas are such an obvious loving and happy family, poised and lovely! Every one of them. We ARE going to sorely miss them in the White House and President Obama being our wonderful leader.

    Plus, who gives a crud what Sarah Palin thinks? She's so irrelevant in our world today. That is what truly pisses her off! All she can brag about is that her family members have bundles of babies. And, it appears that Todd and Sarah have always had an awful marriage. Do they even act like they are in love - demonstrative, etc. Nope! But, the Obamas do!!!!

    1. Anonymous7:23 AM

      Since the Reverend Muthee days, her mental illness told her that she was Queen Esther reincarnated. Of course she's going to hate the Obamas; they took away what her "God" told her was hers and she'll never get over it. Stupidity to the nth; even a believer knows that's not how it works.

    2. Anonymous8:08 AM

      And let's not forget the letter she penned from her "God" to Trig. Once he didn't win her the election, she ignored every need like the "loving" mutha she is.

    3. Leave it to Palin to smear vicious anger and bitterness all over a Christmas card.

  10. Anonymous6:24 AM

    What a beautiful Christmas card of the Obamas! Love it, love it! They are such a beautiful family.

    We're extremely lucky to have had all of them in the White House these nearly completed two terms.

    Merry Christmas First Family!

  11. Anonymous6:31 AM

    Sarah Palin's family xmas photo has a pimp, a drug addicted woman beater, a habitual bastard breeder, a delinquent schoolgirl, a midget, and a Queen Grifter. Soon, they can all go job searching, as the Pac money has run out.

    1. Anonymous6:46 AM

      What about all those bastard grandchildren?

      Well we know Kayla Grace won't be in the picture. Did she cut ties with all the Palins? It's been about a year or so she last stepped into that Palin cesspool house. Britta must be living a happy life now with a new boyfriend or husband that has a job instead of laying up in his daddy's airplane hangar playing video games.

    2. Anonymous1:27 PM

      Britta is living the life she worked for, the life she always intended to have. It must have been the Palins holding her back. Britta has a solid career and a beautiful little girl and is not short of admirers. She's very happy.

    3. Anonymous1:46 PM

      Britta is getting paid to take care of the DWTS bastard of Barstools.

    4. Anonymous4:36 AM

      Palin xmas pic shows 2 generations of random illigitimate kids. (NO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE,NO MEYER MARRIAGE)Starting with sarah's spawn from every Tom,Dick,and Harry born during her marriage,down to all and everyone of the illigitimate kids born to her breeding bastard spawn. These people breed like feral cats. ITS A PALIN TRADITION!!

  12. Anonymous6:41 AM

    Sarah is filled with hate, jealousy and unfulfilled dreams. Sad and pathetic woman.

    Pat Padrnos

  13. WA Skeptic6:46 AM

    She's just jealous because she wishes she had .0001% of the style and grace that this family shows.

    What a waste of electrons she is.

    1. Anonymous4:39 AM

      The witch is simply green with envy. Jealousy doesn't look good on anyone,screech. Gotta job yet?? How about the rest of the leaches?

  14. Anonymous6:49 AM

    Gryphen, don't you have a Palin family photo from last year (?), with Track giving the camera the middle finger? You should post it below the Obama photo, because nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a big old FUCK YOU!

    1. Anonymous7:08 AM

      I remember that pic and that's exactly who they are. Ask anyone who knows them.

    2. Anonymous3:51 PM

      Bristol gave Sarah a big Merry Xmas greeting on 11-4-15:

      But Sarah made her change that to 12-22-15 for 1 day:

  15. Anonymous6:50 AM

    What an absolutely stunning family! Grouse away, $arah, you've spent eight years begging for any crumb of attention from President Obama. One look at this picture, and you wonder why he won't give you the time of day?! It's called GRACE and CLASS. Something you and your brood of gypsies, tramps, and thieves have no concept of nor ever will.

  16. Anonymous7:02 AM

    We all know about the fuc_ buddies before Duh who has filled Bristol's holes. What about GED Willow? She pretty much has kept her fuc_ buddies to herself. You know she has some and is getting drilled, she's a Palin with Heath blood running through her veins. Back when she was in high school, didn't she post in Facebook that she's engage and maybe there was a pregnancy involved? What happened to the baby if there was one? Was it bleached out?

    1. Anonymous9:11 AM

      I thought liberals celebrated single young mothers with no baby daddies? Your liberal cities are filled to the brim with them!

    2. Anonymous1:25 PM

      haha how about you don't come back until you can prove ANY of the nasty jealous shit you say, you sad old tnuc?

    3. Anonymous8:16 PM

      @1:25 PM Try these:

      2 of those were never announced, nor seen again. 2006 and 2010. Was Bristol ashamed of those babies, or was she 'ordered' by Sarah Palin to say nothing?

    4. Anonymous8:25 PM

      @9:11, Have you seen the single moms in the liberal cities selectively selling photos of their pregnancies? Bristol Palin only announced 2008, 2015, and 2016, and People Magazine paid her. What happened to 2006 and 2010? Don't even try to deny that Bristol was pregnant here:

      and here:

      The scarf did not distract the fact that she was pregnant. BTW who wears a scarf in tropical weather?

    5. Anonymous10:39 PM

      Ha. It is the dummy who thinks anyone even bothers to look at tired old Palin pictures! Nobody cares but you! Is it lonely?

    6. Anonymous4:43 AM

      9:11 Palins home is filled with 2 generations of bastard babes. Not a legit one in the bunch. You're barking up the wrong tree.

  17. Really, the nasty effing hillbilly swamp rat Palin is beneath contempt. Eight years of jealousy and bitterness for the amazing Obama family has made her an ugly ass moronic loser. STFU Sarah----and stop getting your ass fat injected into your lips.

  18. Anonymous7:21 AM

    As she jammed the gas pedal on her caddy suv and peeled out of the local Taco Bell she was heard to say, 'neener, neener Obamas, I have more bastud grandchildren then you guys will evah have. I win!!!!'

  19. Anonymous7:23 AM

    $ “Dear Ivanka: “Tell Daddy no,” (About time somebody told Ivanka to stand up for herself and tell daddy to stop)

    $ “Eric, f- -k your father!”
    (New Yorkers really hate the Trumps. They can't go anywhere without someone giving them the finger or telling them to go get fuc_ed!)

    NY Post
    Supposedly tolerant NYC is making the Trump kids’ lives ‘horrible’

    Protesters in the city may chant, “Love trumps hate,” but that’s not stopping some from piling on Donald Trump’s family.

    “You can’t be a Trump supporter in the city,” an old Buckley School classmate of Donald Jr. admitted to The Post.

    “I wanted to throw a fund-raiser for [the elder Trump last spring], and my fiancée was like, ‘Don’t you dare! You’ll never get one ounce of business again in this town,’ ” said the classmate, who has his own hedge fund.

    Ever since the president-elect’s win in November, his family’s life in the Big Apple has been turned upside down. With 78.5 percent of city voters casting their ballot for Hillary Clinton, liberal New Yorkers are still waging an anti-Trump campaign — often aimed at his three oldest children, Donald Jr., 38, Ivanka, 35, and Eric, 32, all born and raised in Manhattan.

    So what’s it like when your hometown — supposedly the most tolerant city in the nation — turns intolerant toward you.

    Donald Jr.’s wife, Vanessa Haydon, who grew up in an Upper East Side townhouse and lives at Sutton Place with five children ages 2 to 9, isn’t handling her newfound pariah status well, a close family friend says.

    “It’s not wonderful when you’re being trolled on Twitter, with people saying really bad things and you have five kids. It’s horrible,” the friend said.

    In mid-November, eight teenagers heckled a visibly irritated Eric Trump and his wife, Lara Yunaska, outside the Quality Italian restaurant on 57th Street, yelling, “Eric, f- -k your father!” and, “Love trumps hate!

    And on a recent Monday evening, some 150 protesters descended upon the Puck Building in Nolita to protest Ivanka Trump. Her husband, Jared Kushner, owns the building.

    Artists had crafted bearing messages such as “Dear Ivanka: your daddy is scary as hell,” and chanted, “Tell Daddy no,” as they circled the posh building. (Ivanka Trump and Kushner don’t live at the Puck, but rather on the Upper East Side).

    ... When Donald Jr.’s Facebook page is inundated with hateful posts, he and brother Eric simply ignore the comments, according to the Buckley classmate.

    “But usually, 100 friends come and back them up and say, ‘Go f- -k yourself,’ ” the classmate said.

    And despite the lack of love in the Big Apple, the close family friend said that unlike Ivanka — who has announced that she and Kushner will move to Washington, DC, with their children, ages 8 months to 5 years — Donald Jr. and wife Haydon won’t be ditching their Manhattan life for the Beltway.

    “No way,” the friend said. “They’re not going to be chased out of their home.

    .... Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump and mother of the three adult children, told The Post in November that while she’s confident her kids can handle the uproar, she worries about Barron, Trump’s son with wife Melania.

    “Barron is 10 years old. It’s so new for him. I think [my kids] are around cameras all their lives and are prepared for it,” she said.

    (Trump has a fifth child, Tiffany, 23, with second wife Marla Maples.)

    “Protests are protests,” Ivana added. “It is a divided country. People on the other side, they just have to get over it, because America voted and that is that."....

    1. Anonymous7:33 AM

      America voted and that is that.
      Yes WE did, and he lost.

    2. Anonymous1:58 PM

      About time they got a taste of their own medicine.

      Daddy dearest has been inciting violence all over the USA.

      And no we don't have to get over it, we can continue to protest all we want.

  20. Anonymous7:32 AM

    Blue Crystal Christmas:

  21. Anonymous7:37 AM

  22. Anonymous7:42 AM

    Ivana: “Barron is 10 years old. It’s so new for him. I think [my kids] are around cameras all their lives and are prepared for it,” she said.

    Ivana is that kid a 10 year old hermit?

    Does he go to school and then back to the tower and that's his life?

    Is that why The Donald says Barron is good with computers? The computer is his only friend?

    Does he have any friends?

    The world pictures that Melania is sheltering him for some reason.

    We see pictures of her having to walk him to school from the limo and having to pick him up.

    Where's The Donald? Oh he's enjoying himself at college football games without his family while Melania raises Barron by himself. Guessing that's how Ivana and Marla did it all their lives, by themselves.

    Funny, The Donald maybe married but sort of acts like a bachelor who sends a paycheck to support his kid.

    Where's Melania? Why is she in hiding?

    1. Anonymous2:43 PM

      No one wants anything to do with her.
      Even well known designers won't dress her.

  23. Anonymous7:47 AM

    I can't speak for others, but since the election, I can't even bring myself to watch the news or read anything related to Trump. Honestly, it feels like America is over. Maybe it's mourning. Maybe scorn. Maybe my 'give a shit' factor is way below zero.

    I still manage to come to Gryph's blog daily, but that is about it. Am I the only one?

  24. Anonymous8:22 AM

    Re Security Briefings:

    “I don’t have to be told ― you know, I’m, like, a smart person."

    Huffington Post:
    Trump Says He Doesn't Need Daily Intelligence Briefing Because He's 'Smart'

    "I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day.”

    WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview airing Sunday that he doesn’t need to receive a daily intelligence briefing, stating he only gets the briefing when he needs it.

    “I don’t have to be told ― you know, I’m, like, a smart person. I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day,” Trump said in an interview airing on “Fox News Sunday.” “I don’t need to be told ... the same thing every day, every morning ― same words. ‘Sir, nothing has changed. Let’s go over it again.’ I don’t need that.”

    Trump is reportedly only receiving an intelligence briefing just once a week. The president-elect said the people who are giving him the briefings are “very good people” and that he was always available if something changed. He also said that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was receiving the briefings.

    President Barack Obama has a briefing six days a week.

    1. Anonymous9:07 AM

      President Obama cares about this country and the world. He's far "smarter" than Donald Trump could ever dream to be.

    2. Anonymous2:00 PM

      From what I have seen, traitor trump is only "smart' when it comes to screwing the other guy.

  25. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Make America great again! Starting 2017!

  26. Anonymous9:16 AM

    Sarah Palin has and will always be insanely jealous of the classy Obama family. I would expect nothing else from the twat.

    1. Anonymous11:05 AM

      Always jealous. And she is always looking for ways to get her name out there. Right now she's riding on Barstool's pregnancy coattails. Nice Xmas gift from the stool to her idiot mother.

  27. Anonymous9:20 AM

    She made a similar stupid comment about the card in 2009 and was schooled that the word Christmas in Presidential Christmas cards has long been replaced with the word Holiday, including by her idols Reagan and Bush.

    1. Anonymous11:03 AM

      And Trump did it, too, and Bill O'Reilly. Groan.

    2. The actual message inside the Obama final WH Christmas card says

      "As our family reflects on our many happy years spent in the White House, we are grateful for the friends we've made, the joy we've shared, and the gifts of kindness we've received," the family wrote. "We wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a wonderful new year."

  28. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Going to school in NYC even in the early 60's--yes, I'm an old(er) fart-- we ALWAYS said "Happy Holidays" to everyone, and learned both Christmas and Hanukah songs, because there were so many Jewish people.

    I thought Sarah just LUURVED her those Jewish people? Now she wants to insult them and ignore their existence? I'm so confused.....

  29. Anonymous11:03 AM

    What idiots like Palin refuse to hear regarding a holiday card is that if Obama were to send out specific holiday wishes, he'd need to also mention Hanukah. It begins 12/24 and ends 1/1 this year. If he wishes everyone on his huge international card list a Merry Xmas, then he's insulting anyone who isn't Xian. And if he includes Hanukah, then he's insulting Muslims and all other people who are neither of the two religions. And the Muslim holiday of Mawlid, in recognition of the birth of the prophet, is on 12/12. Why should he mention the birth of Christ and tell the Jews Happy Hanukah and not mention Muhammad? So, there is a lot that is tricky here.

    As well, the holiday card is an end-of-the-year card. It is one of those "Year of 2016" or whatever year it is things that happen before New Year's. It has a non-religious meaning. It's a memento of the year. And in this case, of the Obama terms ending.

    Palin is just how fucking depthless.

  30. Those gowns on Malia and Michelle are down right, drop dead gorgeous. And the little one's gown is age appropriate.

    1. Anonymous5:51 AM

      Beautiful young ladies.

  31. Anonymous11:26 AM

    I just checked to see when she tweeted re the Obamas' card and saw that 7 hrs. ago, so just after 4AM Alaska time, she tweeted re checking her Facebook page about a Jill Stein Young Conservatives article. Is she really tweeting at 4 in the morn, or is someone on the east coast tweeting for her?

  32. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Sarah and her daughter Bristol PRETEND to be SO Christian and religious, when their very actions and statements contradict them.

  33. The obamas are such a nice classy family something that is never going to be said about the white trash palins.

  34. Anonymous1:33 PM

    The President, who included ALL AMERICANS, can write what he wants, it is his family’s card.

    FU to Sarah, she can write what ever she wants on her card. Every year she tries to stay relevant by starting a war, nobody cares.

    This is suppose to be a joyful time of the year and those so called christians ruin it for everyone.

  35. Nothing will be said about how much the trumps clothes cost. Of course most of them will be made in china except they were paying the poor Chinese too much so they are moving their operation to Ethiopia.

  36. Anonymous1:35 PM

    When I first so this post immediately after it was posted I wrote something sarcastic about Sarah Palin opening her big yap about it like she does every year- like every year she has to be told about presidential traditions.

    I didn't want to bring her into the conversation so I deleted it. I should have known how desperate for attention she is. She really believes if she keeps her name out there that the fat orange fuck will give her a gig.

    She forgets that in four very long days in Cleveland he wouldn't even allow her into the building. He only says positive things about her because he wrongly believes that she has lots of fans- and he wants their money.

    Sarah you are less than nothing to him. You had your chance and you blew it by just being you.

  37. Anonymous1:45 PM

    What? A family photo without any teens hiding unwed pregnancy bellies? Parents with degrees and children planning on going to college because they are intelligent! No wonder this photo set off the wax museum looking Sara,unemployed housewife married to an unemployed drunk man with tiny fingers from Wasilla the meth capitol of Alaska.

  38. Anonymous2:03 PM

    OMG, who is sarah going to rant about for the next 4 years?

    Is she planning on going after her buddy trump or will she dig up old stuff about Obama?

  39. Anonymous4:29 PM

    Sarah, baby, this isn't the united christians of america, and I'm so glad President Obama had the forethought to offend you. What's more of a role model? A bunch of know nothings born out of wedlock and their crazy antics? Or this beautiful family who includes everyone in the holiday. But then look who I'm talking to, the town crier.


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