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I'll get some news up in a few minutes.

Posted by: Ace at 01:48 PM




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1 OK

Posted by: HH at December 23, 2015 01:49 PM (DrCtv)

2 Ace, this is your best post ever!

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 23, 2015 01:49 PM (pxwYc)

3 Dang. Not first.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 23, 2015 01:49 PM (pxwYc)

4 tl;dr

Posted by: mindful webworker - of course at December 23, 2015 01:49 PM (qXtgU)

5 Geez, dude, I'm on leave, and you leave me high and dry. If this keeps up, I'll have to interact with my family or something.

Posted by: pep at December 23, 2015 01:50 PM (LAe3v)

6 >>I'll get some news up in a few minutes.

Threadwinner!!

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 23, 2015 01:50 PM (TJCSB)

7 Yay, it was getting heated in the other thread.

Posted by: IC at December 23, 2015 01:51 PM (a0IVu)

8 OK. Is THIS the gun thread?

Posted by: tu3031 at December 23, 2015 01:51 PM (YFFpo)

9 That's kinda like saying "I'll bring you some toilet paper after I've had my coffee."

Posted by: grammie winger, O Come Emmanuel at December 23, 2015 01:51 PM (dFi94)

10 ***"I'll get some news up in a few minutes."***


But first...

Posted by: Burn the Witch at December 23, 2015 01:52 PM (Wckf4)

11 You should try doing the Instapundit thing for a day. Post a story with a cryptic comment like "Heh" as your commentary.

Posted by: rd at December 23, 2015 01:52 PM (Sffn6)

12 I was actually hoping for art-not news. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 23, 2015 01:52 PM (qES5k)

13 Top 10?

Posted by: Sheriff No Nuts at December 23, 2015 01:52 PM (yvwr7)

14 And there was much rejoicing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 23, 2015 01:53 PM (T6D4w)

15 Okay. I actually read all of Ace's post this time.

Posted by: Soona at December 23, 2015 01:53 PM (Fmupd)

16 Must have been a great Christmas Party. Hopefully no morons were gunned down by diversity. Merry Winter Holiday to all.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 23, 2015 01:53 PM (RBVW4)

17 15 Okay. I actually read all of Ace's post this time.
Posted by: Soona at December 23, 2015 01:53 PM (Fmupd)

Heh.

Posted by: Golfman at December 23, 2015 01:53 PM (48QDY)

18 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 23, 2015 01:52 PM (qES5k)

If I recall correctly, the last time ace posted a painting it was a very cool Frank Frazetta.

Posted by: HH at December 23, 2015 01:54 PM (DrCtv)

19 Aren't all threads gun discussions after 200 comments?

Posted by: rd at December 23, 2015 01:54 PM (Sffn6)

20 Good thing, I was about to get involved in the lost chemjeff cause!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 23, 2015 01:54 PM (ftVQq)

21 Maybe it'll be art news?

Posted by: johnd01 at December 23, 2015 01:54 PM (ukNFU)

22 Crowding 1000 comments: congratulations.

So Virginia picks and chooses which laws of 25 other sovereign states to honor: he won't squeak when his citizens get arrested when enforcement is by fiat elsewhere.

How about when District Attorneys try that stunt on one another.

Feelings. Whoa, whoa, whoa, feelings.

Posted by: DM at December 23, 2015 01:55 PM (j/tOh)

23 You should try doing the Instapundit thing for a day. Post a story with a cryptic comment like "Heh" as your commentary.

You can't do that until you start writing columns for USA Today.

Posted by: tu3031 at December 23, 2015 01:55 PM (YFFpo)

24 Grammie, do you still have any of that eggnog?

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 23, 2015 01:55 PM (pxwYc)

25 Ace's next post will likely be about :
1) monkeys and monkey related matters
2) media hypocrisy
3) a "growth" he's concerned about

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 23, 2015 01:55 PM (TJCSB)

26 I hope it's another one about getting schlonged.

Posted by: Miss Lindsay at December 23, 2015 01:55 PM (+OHMN)

27 Hey, does Santa visit the Vatican?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 23, 2015 01:55 PM (RBVW4)

28 Ace - whatever you do, Do Not go into the dump thread.

We, uh, had a little party, you see, and we're trying to get the fulminate of mercury stains out of the carpet....

Posted by: Mikey NTH - SMOD The Destroyer Of SCOAMFs now at the Outrage Outlet! at December 23, 2015 01:56 PM (hLRSq)

29 Grammie, do you still have any of that eggnog?


Posted by: OregonMuse at December 23, 2015 01:55 PM (pxwYc)
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* hic * whu ?

Posted by: grammie winger, Glad Tidings of Great Joy at December 23, 2015 01:56 PM (dFi94)

30 We've been schlonged!

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2015 01:56 PM (oiNtH)

31 Have you heard the news? Can't afford no shoes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 23, 2015 01:56 PM (FkBIv)

32 Certainly more informative then a Hillary speech.

Posted by: Tyler Mason at December 23, 2015 01:57 PM (kOiXL)

33 29 Grammie, do you still have any of that eggnog?
Posted by: OregonMuse at December 23, 2015 01:55 PM (pxwYc)
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* hic * whu ?

Posted by: grammie winger, Glad Tidings of Great Joy at December 23, 2015 01:56 PM (dFi94)


Heh. Guess not.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 23, 2015 01:58 PM (pxwYc)

34 The next thread will be about whether Santa is a socialist or saint. We'll get quotes from the pope. Are the elves just Chinese slaves?

Posted by: Soona at December 23, 2015 01:58 PM (Fmupd)

35 Thank God,
Somewhere new to argue in circles.

Perhaps stepping back from the which giant pile of shit is better would offer the perspective that they're giant piles of shit.

Posted by: DaveA at December 23, 2015 01:58 PM (DL2i+)

36
Merry Christmas Everyone!

and Saint Nicholas was a real person.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 23, 2015 01:58 PM (ODxAs)

37 Heh.

Posted by: Golfman at


****


Heh, indeed!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 23, 2015 01:59 PM (NeFrd)

38 I think it's time to go re-read Solzhenitsyn, I need cheering up!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 23, 2015 01:59 PM (ftVQq)

39 Did you guys hear that asshole Trump called our beloved Hillary a liar??? The stones on that man. What a nasty, vile sombitch! Say it with me kids.

/hysterical MSM dungers

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at December 23, 2015 01:59 PM (xWW96)

40 To continue some thoughts from the previous thread:

If you read M80Bs article

https://medium.com/soapbox-dc/the-omnibus-dilemma-b2bd52cdaf34#.q0sl7atxs

in this article the author suggests a limited filibuster reform, to disallow filibusters only on appropriations bills. That would be a wise strategy to pursue I think.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 02:00 PM (uZNvH)

41 How about a Moscow Mule?

Posted by: simplemind at December 23, 2015 02:00 PM (JTwsP)

42 38 I think it's time to go re-read Solzhenitsyn, I need cheering up!
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If you want to really be cheered up read Kolyma Tales.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 23, 2015 02:00 PM (RBVW4)

43 First!

Posted by: hilllary at December 23, 2015 02:00 PM (DLIIY)

44 few minutes = #TwoWeeks

Posted by: Book Burnings at December 23, 2015 02:01 PM (dPpmC)

45 Damn toilet line-up.

Posted by: hilllary at December 23, 2015 02:01 PM (DLIIY)

46 Minneapolis News is alll concerned about Black Lives Matter protests aat the Mall of America.

Shoot, the last big riot we had was after the U of MN Gophers won the NCAA Hockey Championship. 400 White boys throwing bottles at the police and burning couches and such in the streets.

I guess we have riot diversity.

Posted by: rd at December 23, 2015 02:01 PM (Sffn6)

47 in this article the author suggests a limited filibuster reform, to disallow filibusters only on appropriations bills. That would be a wise strategy to pursue I think.
Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 02:00 PM (uZNvH)

******

Oh, FFS, please leave that shit downstairs.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 23, 2015 02:01 PM (Ycswb)

48 Damn that sniper is good. Any old sniper can hide in a painting, but hiding in a painting that he then hides from view?

Master Ninja level skills there.

Posted by: Bete not feeling the spirit of the season at December 23, 2015 02:01 PM (Ojki1)

49 Who needs steenkin' content??

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 23, 2015 02:01 PM (so+oy)

50 So how much should Captain Kirk be paid by the Redskins? And how will they dispose of RG?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 23, 2015 02:02 PM (RBVW4)

51 Off, old sock.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at December 23, 2015 02:02 PM (dPpmC)

52 Making my Polish Christmas salad tonight. Well, starting on it anyway by hard boiling 7 eggs.

It's got eggs, potatoes, granny smith apples, carrots, dill pickles, pickled mushrooms, peas, and onions in it and the dressing has sour cream, homemade mayo and lemon in it. It's putzy and time consuming to make but really delicious although it might sound like a weird combination of things. You have to let it sit overnight to let the flavors marry.

Everybody seems to love it, and my family as a whole are not adventurous eaters who like to try weird things.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:02 PM (u0lmX)

53 I can see in a debate between Trump and Hillary Trump asking Hillary if she needs to use the bathroom before they start.

Cruz/Trump 2016

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2015 02:02 PM (oiNtH)

54 Contingent upon the powers that be continuing to give their permission for me to exercise my constitutional rights, I'll be purchasing an MA compliant M&P rifle in the new year.

Anyone got links to a good bump stock? Har har

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 23, 2015 02:02 PM (qjYio)

55 Minneapolis News is alll concerned about Black Lives Matter protests aat the Mall of America.

Concerned that they won't happen, will happen or are happening now?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 23, 2015 02:02 PM (FkBIv)

56 and burning couches and such in the streets.
Bastards!!!

Posted by: couch fucker at December 23, 2015 02:02 PM (DLIIY)

57 Chemjeff, in the very spirit of Christmas, leave it alone for a couple of days!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 23, 2015 02:03 PM (ftVQq)

58 So Ace throws open the door, dumps a box of Kaboom out on the floor and yells, "You kids are on your own for breakfast!" and then vanishes for another four hours.

Nice.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 23, 2015 02:03 PM (NeFrd)

59 What is a Moscow Mule? I tried a Velvet Mule the other night, it had vodka and stuff and was delicious.

Posted by: IC at December 23, 2015 02:03 PM (a0IVu)

60 Currently polishing off a nog 'n grog.

Round two: FIGHT

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 23, 2015 02:03 PM (qjYio)

61 53 I can see in a debate between Trump and Hillary Trump asking Hillary if she needs to use the bathroom before they start.

Cruz/Trump 2016

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2015 02:02 PM (oiNtH)

OK, that would be hilarious.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (u0lmX)

62 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:02 PM (u0lmX)

Sounds delicious!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (ftVQq)

63 Okay then, here's some military content for the "smart military blog".

I was looking through after-action reports of air strikes against the Islamic State. Just to give you an idea of the kind of targets being struck by the US air effort, here is one real example.

It is proudly reported by the Pentagon that air action "destroyed two ISIL heavy machine guns,
an ISIL mortar tube, three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL checkpoint,
two ISIL vehicles, and suppressed an ISIL light machine gun."

Combat power applied to achieve this result? Six air strikes.

That is an incredibly paltry yield. Especially given that the destroyed "vehicles" are not tanks or armored personnel carriers but merely easily replaced Toyota pickup trucks (most probably purchased by Uncle Sugar in the first place). And having "suppressed" a light machine gun rather than destroying the thing most probably means that the gunner simply picked up the LMG and walked off with it.

So the total take in terms of destroyed Islamic State weaponry was two HMGs and a mortar. From six air strikes. Smart power!

Posted by: torquewrench at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (noWW6)

64 The Mall of America seems to think a bunch of racist screaming, slobbering imbecilic parasites on the scrotum of America running around might be bad for business.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (xWW96)

65 from the previous thread:

Is that on network TV or are you watching a DVD? I can never figure out how to make my DVD thing work.

Posted by: grammie winger, O Come Emmanuel at December 23, 2015 01:43 PM (dFi94)


Well, if you hadn't slammed down all of that eggnog, maybe you'd be able to.


Posted by: OregonMuse at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (pxwYc)

66 57 Chemjeff, in the very spirit of Christmas, leave it alone for a couple of days!
Posted by: Hrothgar at December 23, 2015 02:03 PM (ftVQq)

Much more age-appropriate than how I was going to put it!

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (qjYio)

67 Is a Moscow Mule like a Cleveland Steamer?

Posted by: johnd01 at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (ukNFU)

68 Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 02:00 PM (uZNvH)

******

Oh, FFS, please leave that shit downstairs.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 23, 2015 02:01 PM (Ycswb)



For God's sake, stop arguing and start cleaning up! Flip the couch cushions over...now, pour some ketchup on the burn marks and rub it in good, make it look like it has always been that way.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - SMOD The Destroyer Of SCOAMFs now at the Outrage Outlet! at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (hLRSq)

69 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 23, 2015 02:03 PM (NeFrd)

Isn't that the typical weekend at your house?

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (ftVQq)

70 Am I gonna have to come down there, you kids, with my belt?!!!

Posted by: angry dad at December 23, 2015 02:05 PM (DLIIY)

71 I want to hear about people's Christmas recipes. I don't want to fight about politics.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:05 PM (u0lmX)

72 So slow day in the news? Wonderful.

Its about time that crappy news took a break.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 02:05 PM (voOPb)

73 and suppressed an ISIL light machine gun.

They put a silencer on it?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 23, 2015 02:06 PM (FkBIv)

74 Posted by: torquewrench at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (noWW6)


NOW, I understand why we need to get rid of the A-10!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 23, 2015 02:06 PM (ftVQq)

75 So the total take in terms of destroyed Islamic State weaponry was two HMGs and a mortar. From six air strikes. Smart power!

Posted by: torquewrench at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (noWW6)

Feature, perhaps?

Posted by: Golfman at December 23, 2015 02:06 PM (48QDY)

76 Screw the news. It's nothing but TFG, his chipper and dead young people in Afghanistan, all topics we have discussed endlessly. Lets have cheerleader photos, cookie recipes, bourbon cocktails and music.

Posted by: MTF at December 23, 2015 02:07 PM (TxJGV)

77 This is cute-to me anyway.

As I mentioned previously FS is a school bus driver and drives kids in kindergarten, elementary and middle school. This morning he got a card which was written by one off the really young kids:

Happy Holidays. Thank you for be (sic) a great bus driver!

The parents included instant lottery tickets. I hope they are more lucky than the ones I have when I rarely ever play the lottery!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 23, 2015 02:07 PM (qES5k)

78 to disallow filibusters only on appropriations bills.

Because somebody might have said "Hey, wait a minute, this is a 2000+ page log-rolled abomination".

Posted by: DaveA at December 23, 2015 02:07 PM (DL2i+)

79 I thought a Moscow Mule was when you hit the Ukrainian girl in the back of the head while you're taking her Crimea?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 23, 2015 02:07 PM (DLIIY)

80 Making my Polish Christmas salad tonight. Well, starting on it anyway by hard boiling 7 eggs.



Everybody seems to love it, and my family as a whole are not adventurous eaters who like to try weird things.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:02 PM (u0lmX)
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Sounds yummy. I'm sitting here posting while I go through the seven stages of hell, I mean - stages of making my Swedish Brown Beans. I could post the correct Swedish name of the dish but it would sound somewhat pornographic. So I'll just say Brown Beans.

Posted by: grammie winger, Glad Tidings of Great Joy at December 23, 2015 02:07 PM (dFi94)

81 I'll get some news up in a few minutes.

Antici...

pation!

Posted by: Tim Curry at December 23, 2015 02:08 PM (oFSUK)

82 I don't quite understand why the "PAUL RYAN IS A COMMUNIST TRAITOR" position is assumed to be the default correct position, while the more reasonable position of "actually there's plenty of blame to go around" is considered unreasonable troublemaking.

But whatevs. Have fun

Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 02:08 PM (uZNvH)

83 Currently polishing off a nog 'n grog.




Originally read that as, "polishing off a nog 'n prog".


I was going to yell, "sweep the leg!"

Posted by: rickb223 at December 23, 2015 02:08 PM (YE6fT)

84 Posted by: grammie winger, Glad Tidings of Great Joy at December 23, 2015 02:07 PM (dFi94)

What is in Swedish Brown Beans? Besides beans of course.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:09 PM (u0lmX)

85 from the previous thread:

Is that on network TV or are you watching a DVD? I can never figure out how to make my DVD thing work.

Posted by: grammie winger, O Come Emmanuel at December 23, 2015 01:43 PM (dFi94)

Well, if you hadn't slammed down all of that eggnog, maybe you'd be able to.




Posted by: OregonMuse at December 23, 2015 02:04 PM (pxwYc)
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Hey ! It's impolite to make fun of the elderly. And at Christmas, yet!

Posted by: grammie winger, Glad Tidings of Great Joy at December 23, 2015 02:09 PM (dFi94)

86
Simple and tasty oblivion.
Moscow Mule

1.5 oz of vodka (your brand choice should be obvious)
.5 oz of lime juice
4 oz of ginger beer

Ice. Stir lightly to mix completely. Drink. Repeat as neededand remain in your location until supplies exhausted and sobriety returns.

Posted by: simplemind at December 23, 2015 02:09 PM (JTwsP)

87 Fighting over recipes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 23, 2015 02:09 PM (FkBIv)

88 although it might sound like a weird combination of things.

No problem,
http://tinyurl.com/n4bl98g

Posted by: DaveA at December 23, 2015 02:10 PM (DL2i+)

89 Food fight?

Posted by: johnd01 at December 23, 2015 02:10 PM (ukNFU)

90 The parents included instant lottery tickets. I hope they are more lucky than the ones I have when I rarely ever play the lottery!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 23, 2015 02:07 PM (qES5k)

I never play the lottery. The state gets enough of my money.

{trigger warning}

But... Lottery tickets were the most traded present at the company Christmas party's Chinese gift exchange.

I was amazed.

Posted by: Golfman at December 23, 2015 02:11 PM (48QDY)

91 Minneapolis News is alll concerned about Black Lives Matter protests aat the Mall of America.

Concerned that there aren't enough shuttles to get the protestors there?

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2015 02:11 PM (oFSUK)

92 72 So slow day in the news? Wonderful.

Its about time that crappy news took a break.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 02:05 PM (voOPb)


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If it's really a slow news day we should do what the MFM does; make shit up.

Posted by: Soona at December 23, 2015 02:11 PM (Fmupd)

93 I want to hear about people's Christmas recipes. I don't want to fight about politics.



Bottle of single malt scotch.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 23, 2015 02:11 PM (YE6fT)

94 I want to hear about people's Christmas recipes. I don't want to fight about politics.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:05 PM (u0lmX)

*****

Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole:

2 lbs hash browns, thawed
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1 can condensed creme of chicken soup
1 pint sour creme
1 stick butter, melted
2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Mix all well in a large bowl

Coat and 11x14 baking pan with non stick spray. Cook for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown at 350.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 23, 2015 02:11 PM (Ycswb)

95 "The Word Has Come to Us"

A "Loving Grace" devotional:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hr8cz9a

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 23, 2015 02:12 PM (qES5k)

96 "Minneapolis News is alll concerned about Black Lives Matter protests aat the Mall of America."

WZ had a photo of the protesters.

In front was a young black guy in a shirt reading in big type, I kid you not, "RETIRED SLAVE". Wonder when he got off the plantation? He doesn't look a day over 150.

In back, behind the blacks, was a white guy wearing a pulled-up hoodie and sunglasses while indoors, presumably to partly conceal his identity and his unbearable whiteness. He was carrying a BLM placard which contained the logo of "revcom.us", to wit, the Revolutionary Communist Party of the USA.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 23, 2015 02:12 PM (noWW6)

97 84 Posted by: grammie winger, Glad Tidings of Great Joy at December 23, 2015 02:07 PM (dFi94)

What is in Swedish Brown Beans? Besides beans of course.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:09 PM (u0lmX)

Akvavit

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 23, 2015 02:12 PM (hJrjt)

98
Everybody seems to love it, and my family as a whole are not adventurous eaters who like to try weird things.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:02 PM (u0lmX

You bring the salad at next Wis. MoMee

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 02:12 PM (voOPb)

99 If it's really a slow news day we should do what the MFM does; make shit up.



A few have been trying.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 23, 2015 02:12 PM (YE6fT)

100 Concerned that there aren't enough shuttles to get the protestors there?

Nah, they have a shiny new light rail train to haul them all down there.

Posted by: johnd01 at December 23, 2015 02:12 PM (ukNFU)

101 Does this count as a post?

Posted by: The Accounting Department at December 23, 2015 02:12 PM (R+30W)

102 Hey ! It's impolite to make fun of the elderly. And at Christmas, yet!

Posted by: grammie winger, Glad Tidings of Great Joy at December 23, 2015 02:09 PM (dFi94)


OK, I'll stop making fun of your lushitude if you post your Swedish Brown Bean recipe. No, you don't have to post the original name. But I'd like to see the recipe.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 23, 2015 02:12 PM (pxwYc)

103 @86 simplemind..yum! I'm going to try that one tonight. I should have taken the day off, such a slow day at the office.

Posted by: IC at December 23, 2015 02:13 PM (a0IVu)

104 What is in Swedish Brown Beans? Besides beans of course.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:09 PM (u0lmX)
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Well first you have to order these stupid little Swedish beans from Swedish store out there somewhere. Then you have to soak and rinse and soak and rinse for about a day. That's where I'm at now. Then you add brown sugar, some vinegar, some soft butter, a pinch of cinnamon, and you boil that altogether with your beans/ bean water. You have to simmer them for about 4 hours or they are tough as toenails. It's a two-day thing.

Posted by: grammie winger, Glad Tidings of Great Joy at December 23, 2015 02:13 PM (dFi94)

105 82 I don't quite understand why the "PAUL RYAN IS A COMMUNIST TRAITOR" position is assumed to be the default correct position, while the more reasonable position of "actually there's plenty of blame to go around" is considered unreasonable troublemaking.

That there is plenty of blame to go around is exactly what I have been arguing. I can point to specific mistakes made by Boehner and McConnell as well as by rank-and-file Republicans in both bodies which led to the entire process unraveling. But it is fixable. The primary question is whether McConnell will fix things on his end. I have never particularly liked him nor understood why he has the reputation he does, so I cannot say.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at December 23, 2015 02:13 PM (YjDyJ)

106 Lets have cheerleader photos, cookie recipes, bourbon cocktails and music.
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I would like to nominate the following song in the categories of bourbon and Christmas music.

Cheers, and Merry Christmas, Horde!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNQGiybQZ2s

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at December 23, 2015 02:13 PM (bA+CL)

107 Well, sort of new nood.

Posted by: HH at December 23, 2015 02:14 PM (DrCtv)

108 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 23, 2015 02:11 PM (Ycswb)

Now we're cooking!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 23, 2015 02:14 PM (ftVQq)

109
So Ace throws open the door, dumps a box of Kaboom out on the floor and yells, "You kids are on your own for breakfast!" and then vanishes for another four hours.

So, basically, my childhood without the empty cases of Miller High Life, is what you're saying?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 23, 2015 02:14 PM (X6fMO)

110 Whatever you do, do NOT bing search "Swedish Brown Beans".


Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 23, 2015 02:14 PM (NeFrd)

111 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKRk4dURtI0

Jingle Bells, Glen Miller, 1941.

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at December 23, 2015 02:14 PM (ucB75)

112 Posted by: DaveA at December 23, 2015 02:10 PM (DL2i+)

Ha! Actually, I could have used that about a month ago when I made cassoulet (duck and bean stew). Everybody seemed OK afterward, but well, I didn't want to ask my dinner guests if there was a delayed reaction.

At least they didn't have to eat for 2 days afterward. That's one filling meal.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:14 PM (u0lmX)

113 What is in Swedish Brown Beans? Besides beans of course.

*Oh, God....* Let me wipe the tears out of my eyes and I'll tell you.

Posted by: Abuela Thundercheeks at December 23, 2015 02:15 PM (oFSUK)

114 I don't quite understand why the "PAUL RYAN IS A COMMUNIST TRAITOR" position is assumed to be the default correct position, while the more reasonable position of "actually there's plenty of blame to go around" is considered unreasonable troublemaking.

But whatevs. Have fun
Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 02:08 PM (uZNvH)

****

How many bales of straw gave their lives for that one?

Your mind is closed on this issue. Please stop "debating" like it is not.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 23, 2015 02:15 PM (Ycswb)

115 De-lurk. That's weird, I became a first time, lifetime member of the NRA 3 weeks ago. Told them not to send the bag, one just came in the mail !

Posted by: t-dubya-d at December 23, 2015 02:15 PM (vg109)

116 Can someone fill me on the military blog joke? I assume someone referred to Ace as a military blog sometime? Who was it?

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 23, 2015 02:15 PM (1JAxC)

117
I am sending this electronic gift to all the morons and ettes. Don't burn your lips on the USB port.

http://tinyurl.com/zb5h936

Merry Merry!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 23, 2015 02:16 PM (ODxAs)

118 "I don't quite understand why the 'PAUL RYAN IS A COMMUNIST TRAITOR' position is assumed to be the default correct position"

Well, he's not a communist traitor.

He's just another establishment hack.

One who cynically postured to conservatives and Tea Party elements to get his career established, with big talk about reining in out-of-control federal spending. And then once he was embedded like an engorged tick in the rump of Fedzilla, he showed his true colors and has presided over a huge spending spree.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 23, 2015 02:16 PM (noWW6)

119 90 The parents included instant lottery tickets. I hope they are more lucky than the ones I have when I rarely ever play the lottery!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 23, 2015 02:07 PM (qES5k)

I never play the lottery. The state gets enough of my money.

{trigger warning}

But... Lottery tickets were the most traded present at the company Christmas party's Chinese gift exchange.

I was amazed.
Posted by: Golfman at December 23, 2015 02:11 PM (48QDY

Lazy gift givers. No creativity to get a gift card or lottery tickets. But, I understand why someone would do it.

Walks away fast

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 02:16 PM (voOPb)

120
86 simplemind..yum! I'm going to try that one tonight. I should have taken the day off, such a slow day at the office.
I'd never had it before until last night. Wife's idea. Shockingly good. I do not normally like cocktails either.

Posted by: simplemind at December 23, 2015 02:16 PM (JTwsP)

121 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 23, 2015 02:11 PM (Ycswb)

Hash browns, yum.....

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at December 23, 2015 02:16 PM (u0lmX)

122 Provoking the ewok:

grammie winger: That's kinda like saying "I'll bring you some toilet paper after I've had my coffee."

FenelonSpoke: I was actually hoping for art-not news. :^)

Assuaging the ewok:

OregonMuse: Ace, this is your best post ever!

Pro tip: Don't provoke the ewok, especially first thing in his day.

Posted by: mindful webworker - corgi whistling at December 23, 2015 02:16 PM (qXtgU)

123 Paul Ryan isn't a communist traitor. He's just an asshole who sold out to the GOPe / CoC. A traitor? Sure. A communist, not really.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 23, 2015 02:16 PM (1JAxC)

124 New roof hasn't been on for a week yet and we are under tornado watch...great.
Made the cranberry sauce, raspberry sauce and new york style cheesecake in the oven. Still have to bake the potatoes for twice baked but that will be later

Posted by: FCF at December 23, 2015 02:17 PM (kejii)

125 NOOD.

Posted by: johnd01 at December 23, 2015 02:17 PM (ukNFU)

126
I want to hear about people's Christmas recipes. I don't want to fight about politics.

Bottle of champagne.
Rule 34 website.
Futile fapping.
Desperate weeping.
Upchuck.
Pass out.

Repeat until December 26.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 23, 2015 02:17 PM (X6fMO)

127 93 I want to hear about people's Christmas recipes. I don't want to fight about politics.



All I've got is Hilary's "Secret Giant Pecan Log" recipe. It takes about 18 hours to cook 5 minutes to serve warm. You want it?

Posted by: Dr. Manbube at December 23, 2015 02:17 PM (Przou)

128
I'll stop making fun of your lushitude if you post
your Swedish Brown Bean recipe. No, you don't have to post the original
name. But I'd like to see the recipe.


Posted by: OregonMuse at December 23, 2015 02:12 PM (pxwYc)
===============================================

This is basically it right here. I go by memory but this is very close. It's from Ingebretson's. It won't let me post the recipe straight up as it is a pdf file, but look for Bruna Boner

www.ingebretsens.com

Posted by: grammie winger, Glad Tidings of Great Joy at December 23, 2015 02:18 PM (dFi94)

129 I assume someone referred to Ace as a military blog sometime?

And a smart military blog, at that.

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2015 02:18 PM (mxCgt)

130 @117 Guy

The addition of an anise-flavored liqueur turns this hot cocoa into the liquid version of chocolate-covered licorice
-----------------
The addition of an anus-flavored liqueur turns this hot cocoa into the liquid version of chocolate-covered asshole

FIFY

Hot chocolate w/booze?
Peppermint Schnaps
Creme de Mint

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 02:19 PM (voOPb)

131
I still say we shd be discussing space X because in a few years we all wil be driving shiny new fireball rockets.

Better learn how to parallel park those babies!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 23, 2015 02:19 PM (iQIUe)

132 Posted by: Dr. Manbube

Oh, man! You may want to bring that to the new thread with you.

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2015 02:19 PM (mxCgt)

133 http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/
uploads/2015/05/not-screaming.jpg

Posted by: DaveA at December 23, 2015 02:20 PM (DL2i+)

134 I don't have anything against Ryan. In fact, with true holiday spirit I'd like to gift him with a delicious bag of schlongs for him to nosh on.

Meanwhile, in PA a poor misunderstood muzzie yoot was really looking forward to traveling to Syria to join ISIS; he was especially interested in obtaining one of those Yazidi slave girls as his very own:

http://tinyurl.com/hfn2fdg

(Daniel Greenfield, writing at Frontpage Mag)

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 23, 2015 02:20 PM (gyKtp)

135 To continue some thoughts from the previous thread...

Oh, lookit the time. I'm pretty sure I've got some Christmas something something to do.

Posted by: mindful webworker - arrgh at December 23, 2015 02:21 PM (qXtgU)

136 Dad's Christmas Possum:

Ingredients:

Butter, salt, pepper, a newly sawed white oak plank about 16 inches long and 10 inches wide and 3/4 inches thick, a source of heat. Oh, and one possum, preferably freshly killed and not by getting runt over on the road.

Gut and skin the possum, leave head on or cut off as per personal taste.

Wash the possum in clean (not muddy) ditch water.

Smear possum with butter. Salt and pepper (a lot).

Place possum on the white oak plank.

Place plank and possum in a 375 degree oven and bake until golden brown. Takes about an hour. Leave the window open to vent cooking stink.

When done, remove from oven and rake the possum into the trash.

Serve the plank.
Bon Appetit!

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at December 23, 2015 02:22 PM (xWW96)

137 It's a bumper year for Christmas cookies. The powdered sugar-rolled russian teaballs are out this year, but in their place are thin chocolate cookies with cayenne and black pepper in them. You don't really taste the pepper, it brings out the chocolate.

The chocolate dipped coconut macaroons, jam-center sugar cookies, gingerbread men, and my favorite, black walnut and date molasses cookies.

Combine with nog spritzed liberally with conservative bourbon and you have a very effective recipe for inducing holiday cheer.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 23, 2015 02:22 PM (qjYio)

138
Tonight when you have your Moscow Mule(s)
Fire up You Tube and find the Pentatonix Christmas Mix, Play preferably on your Flat Screen with sound bar.
http://tinyurl.com/o4yd2moMerry Christmas Good People!!

Posted by: simplemind at December 23, 2015 02:23 PM (JTwsP)

139 Lazy gift givers. No creativity to get a gift card or lottery tickets. But, I understand why someone would do it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 02:16 PM (voOPb)


My phrasing sucks. The lottery tickets were exchanged the most. Seems everyone wanted them. Back and forth.

Posted by: Golfman at December 23, 2015 02:24 PM (48QDY)

140 I don't think that link takes you there either. Let's try this"



1 lb. Swedish brown beans
7 c. water
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
3 T. vinegar
1 tsp. salt
2 T. butter
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 T. cold water

Wash and drain beans. Add 7 cups water. Cover and let stand overnight. In the morning,
bring to simmering point. Cover tightly and simmer for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until beans are
tender. Add sugar, vinegar, salt and butter. Mix
cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water and
stir into beans. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Posted by: grammie winger, Glad Tidings of Great Joy at December 23, 2015 02:26 PM (dFi94)

141 Posted by: simplemind at December 23, 2015 02:23 PM (JTwsP)

Nice! Thanks.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 23, 2015 02:26 PM (ftVQq)

142 So what's the difference between Boston and Swedish Baked Beans other than location? Oh, no pork fat?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 23, 2015 02:32 PM (RBVW4)

143 Heh, Grammie said boner!

Posted by: Bob in Houston. at December 23, 2015 02:34 PM (XRxxn)

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