Christmas Eve Overnight Open Thread (12/24/18 )

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(Joy To The World)

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Quote of The Day


Luke Chapter 2, King James Version

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.


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Keeping track of Santa despite the government shutdown.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



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Celebrate The George Washington way.

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S CHRISTMAS EGGNOG RECIPE
“One quart cream, one quart milk, one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, ½ pint rye whiskey, ½ pint Jamaica rum, ¼ pint sherry
—mix liquor first,
then separate yolks and whites of 12 eggs,
add sugar to beaten yolks,
mix well.

Add milk and cream, slowly beating.
Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture.
Let set in cool place for several days.
Taste frequently.”

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Charles Dickens and the white Christmases of London.

It was 25 December, and little George Adamson ran to the window, hoping to find a white world on the other side. But once he drew the curtains, disappointment set in. It was another year without snow on Christmas Day.

Now, as a geography lecturer at King’s College London, he knows who to blame for his misplaced expectations: Charles Dickens, who populated his stories with snowy depictions of the holiday period.

That people like him imagine a snow-covered Christmas has always intrigued Adamson. In the UK, where he grew up, December is not a particularly snowy month – yet shops sell cards with white Christmas illustrations and restaurants decorate with fake snow. Where are people taking on these expectations if they haven’t lived them?

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Yes Horde: It is a wonderful life. H/T Bluebell


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Christmas celebrations at National Parks, which by the way will remain open during this 'fiscal crisis'.


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It's never too late to fall in love, Especially for Santa Claus.

We all know Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus have been married for years, possibly centuries.

But a St. George man finally popped the question to the woman he loves, 40 years after they met at a St. George middle school.

The two 53-year-olds were hired by photographer Alyssa Ence for a family party in St. George.

Ence is a professional photographer based in St. George

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The American Spirit, helping others who need it. Modern day Paul Bunyan and his twin sons.


LAKE STEVENS — They not only got buff, they got famous.

Shane McDaniel and his 20-year-old twin sons, Henry and Harrison, spent eight months slinging axes to transform their East Lakeshore Drive home into a fortress of firewood.

Instead of selling the wood, which McDaniel values at $10,000, he’s giving it away to people in need. Free, with delivery.

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Weekly commenter stats for week of 12-23-2018

Top 10 commenters:
1 [526 comments] 'Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo' [73.86 posts/day]
2 [389 comments] 'rickb223'
3 [372 comments] 'Skip'
4 [332 comments] 'Sponge'
5 [310 comments] 'Don Q'
6 [308 comments] 'Vic'
7 [307 comments] 'Calm Mentor'
8 [295 comments] 'garrett'
9 [294 comments] 'yankeefifth'
10 [285 comments] 'Zod'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [88 names] 'Duncanthrax' [12.36 unique names/day]
2 [42 names] 'LeftCoast Dawg'
3 [40 names] 'DamnedYankee'
4 [36 names] 'Don Q'
5 [30 names] 'Miklos'
6 [28 names] 'Adirondack Patriot'
7 [27 names] 'andycanuck'
8 [24 names] 'Hands'
9 [24 names] 'Julia Ioffe'
10 [21 names] 'Insomniac'


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Merry Christmas Wishes.

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Notice: Posted with permission by The Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. Who by the way knows who has been naughty or nice.

I wish Ace, my fellow Cobs and all of you Morons a Merry Christmas.



[OregonMuse] ***UPDATE***:

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:07 PM




Comments

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1 ONT!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 24, 2018 10:05 PM (ffYR/)

2 I saw Shep kissing Santa Claus.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:05 PM (UGqF8)

3 G.K. Chesterton contemplates God becoming a homeless infant, and our chance to finally find rest and a home. The House of Christmas.

https://youtu.be/2qlHgKfApmI

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at December 24, 2018 10:05 PM (GJdmj)

4 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 10:05 PM (CLcKT)

5 Yea ONT!

Posted by: tbodie at December 24, 2018 10:07 PM (4IFkp)

6 I feel right juſtified...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 10:07 PM (CLcKT)

7 Errr, LEFT!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 10:07 PM (CLcKT)

8 Santa Claus seems to be the topic du jour.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:08 PM (UGqF8)

9 Tbodie family did Christmas celebration today. AM full and sleepy. Merry Christmas, y'all.

Posted by: tbodie at December 24, 2018 10:08 PM (4IFkp)

10 Fa la la la la la la la.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Need Gifts? Bluebell's Shiving for Dummies Available at The Outrage Outlet! at December 24, 2018 10:08 PM (0QYMt)

11 Merry Christmas, Horde !

and g'night !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 24, 2018 10:08 PM (mfOi4)

12 Defense Department is not impacted by the government shutdown. Even if it was, NORAD Santa would have happened largely due to the volunteers. POTUS and FLOTUS volunteered last year.

Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2018 10:10 PM (pQBgp)

13 I got nuthin' on Santa Claus, except he was a Greek. He ran around in that hot red and white suit in the freaking Mediterranean. THE MEDITERRANEAN, PEOPLE!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:10 PM (UGqF8)

14 Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2018 10:10 PM (/rm4P)

15 12 Defense Department is not impacted by the government shutdown. Even if it was, NORAD Santa would have happened largely due to the volunteers. POTUS and FLOTUS volunteered last year.
Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2018 10:10 PM (pQBgp)

Either that or you would have hung bells on all of those reindeer, you could have heard them coming

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:11 PM (aA3+G)

16 Good nite, Skip.

Posted by: tbodie at December 24, 2018 10:11 PM (4IFkp)

17 Waitin' for Teh Spawn to fall asleep...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 10:11 PM (CLcKT)

18
ICE is funded, right?

It comforts me that ICE is out there rounding up naughty illegals.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 10:11 PM (LujYx)

19 FYI: Manassas Battlefield Park is closed (at least the two gates I pass are both chained shut).

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:11 PM (f3oO4)

20 Roses are red,
Christmas light are flashing,
Have a very Merry Evening,
And Peace into your hearts, be dashing ...

Posted by: Adriane the War is Bad, Slavery is Worse Critic ... at December 24, 2018 10:13 PM (LPnfS)

21 Heh. Read the entire thing so,,, 50th?

When I think of Nat I think of...

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols, being sung h y a choir
And kids dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows, a turkey and some mistletoe

If you belong on my lawn you know the rest.

MH,,, thanks man,,, for all year.

Posted by: teej at December 24, 2018 10:13 PM (W8e/N)

22 Hello, Horde.

CW Jr is at a workplace Christmas party, and I've been alone pretty much all day. I can't say I've enjoyed it; some co-workers decided to be asses (again) and I've been stewing about it since I left work.

It's just me and the boy tomorrow. We're cooking a turkey roast, throwing in some low-carb veggies, and watching a lot of movies. Neither one of us had the money to get a gift for the other, but that's OK.

I'll force myself to look for the positives in the next 36 hours. Or I'll just sleep a lot. I'm trying to keep my options open.



Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 24, 2018 10:13 PM (bfbq4)

23 Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2018 10:10 PM (pQBgp)
I thought I heard that this is the last year of the NORAD Santa watch (probably for fear of offending a certain sub-element of our diverse population)

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:14 PM (f3oO4)

24 The classic reading of Luke 2:

https://youtu.be/hsgtEJ6sbyI

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at December 24, 2018 10:14 PM (1FhAQ)

25 Merry Christmas to all, and thank you for being here. Ace, Cobs, esteemed commenters and commentresses, and the folks I've been lucky enough to hang out with IRL. You are all appreciated. Hugs all around.

You too, lurkers. Front and center.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 10:14 PM (t+qrx)

26 Slow night... Everyone must be out wassailing or some such...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 10:14 PM (CLcKT)

27 FYI: Manassas Battlefield Park is closed (at least the two gates I pass are both chained shut).
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:11 PM (f3oO4)

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It must require personnel to operate. Parks are mostly open but trails and areas that need personnel are closed.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 24, 2018 10:14 PM (ffYR/)

28 FYI: Manassas Battlefield Park is closed (at least the two gates I pass are both chained shut).

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:11 PM (f3oO4)


It's ok, I know who wins.

Posted by: WTF Do I Know at December 24, 2018 10:15 PM (9gHOW)

29 Merry Christmas to all! Have the kids, spouses and four grandkids here, just in time for the dreaded stomach bug to make its rounds! 2 kids and 1 adult down so far, cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings! Prayers requested for the septic system to hold up!

Posted by: Toni Garcia at December 24, 2018 10:15 PM (N5mle)

30 I can't say I've enjoyed it; some co-workers decided to be asses (again) and I've been stewing about it since I left work.

May Santa bring you some voodoo dolls and some very sharp pins ...

Posted by: Adriane the War is Bad, Slavery is Worse Critic ... at December 24, 2018 10:15 PM (LPnfS)

31 Happy Easter!!


No


Wait...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 24, 2018 10:15 PM (cqNba)

32 Is that Brattleboro VT in that picture at the top?

Wait, can't be, there's a church there instead of a Planned Parenthood center

Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 10:15 PM (0Ntuf)

33 I don't usually have snow at Christmas in my part of Pennsylvania.

When I was a kid we lived in western NY for a few years. I was not familiar with the term "lake effect snow" at the time but we sure got it.

Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2018 10:15 PM (sdi6R)

34 Posted with permission by The Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. Who by the way knows who has been naughty or nice.

Is it The Ace Media Empire or AceCorp, LLC (the red-headed step-child of Th Ace Media Empire) that knows who has been naughty or nice?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 24, 2018 10:16 PM (DMUuz)

35 Oops! Full name posted-sorry!

Posted by: Toni at December 24, 2018 10:16 PM (N5mle)

36 I was wassailing last night...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 10:16 PM (CLcKT)

37 Nice ONT!

Love the GW eggnog.

Few remember rum's place in American history, it's been relegated to touristy tropical drinks in the mind of most bartenders and drinkers.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 24, 2018 10:16 PM (6X9rc)

38
Anyone planning on WASSAILING tonight or tomorrow?


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 10:16 PM (LujYx)

39 And typos and folks not kids.

I really like this port.
Rich,,, and the brandy kicker is nice too.

Posted by: teej at December 24, 2018 10:17 PM (W8e/N)

40
You too, lurkers. Front and center.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 10:14 PM (t+qrx)


Okay, fine....

(I might as well be a lurker these days.)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 24, 2018 10:17 PM (bfbq4)

41 This picture made me laugh, Dog as an elf:

https://tinyurl.com/yadf76we

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2018 10:17 PM (AllCR)

42 I was late for the carols ... Aled Jones, Oh Holy Night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aP2FMuvwkk

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 24, 2018 10:17 PM (vWMNq)

43 We've been working on Christmas since Saturday. The last 2 leave tomorrow morning.

I'm not use to this much company for this long.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

44 When I attempt to wassail even the dogs howl in dispair.

Posted by: tbodie at December 24, 2018 10:17 PM (4IFkp)

45 Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077254273342361600

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077254361754025984

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077254537545740288

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077254639941238784

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077254726704599041

Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 10:18 PM (0Ntuf)

46 More Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077254817792303104

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077254919005052928

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077255027176235013

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077255145099091968

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077255253169455104

Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 10:19 PM (0Ntuf)

47 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Horde! May the good LORD grant you all His peace and may He walk with all of you from now until the day He calls you home.

Bless all of you!

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

Amen.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 24, 2018 10:19 PM (QMwOT)

48 I got nuthin' on Santa Claus, except he was a Greek. He ran around in that hot red and white suit
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:10 PM


Which he stole from the Africans.

Posted by: A. Sharpton at December 24, 2018 10:19 PM (DMUuz)

49 We've been working on Christmas since Saturday. The last 2 leave tomorrow morning.

I'm not use to this much company for this long.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)


Are you talking about the blog or actual real-life gainful employment?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 10:19 PM (t+qrx)

50 I thought I heard that this is the last year of the
NORAD Santa watch (probably for fear of offending a certain sub-element
of our diverse population)




Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:14 PM (f3oO4)


I haven't heard or seen anything saying that.

Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2018 10:19 PM (pQBgp)

51 FYI: Manassas Battlefield Park is closed (at least the two gates I pass are both chained shut).

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:11 PM (f3oO4)

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'Round these parts, we call it "Bull Run."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:20 PM (UGqF8)

52 Oh one more thing:

Many thanks kbdabear! Keep those pics coming!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 24, 2018 10:20 PM (QMwOT)

53
What's Christmas Eve like on Gilligan's Island?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNcI54NneBo

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 10:21 PM (LujYx)

54 41 This picture made me laugh, Dog as an elf:

https://tinyurl.com/yadf76we
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2018 10:17 PM (AllCR)

Laughing and laughing. That is NOT a happy pup.

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at December 24, 2018 10:21 PM (1FhAQ)

55 Little George Adamson can just suck it up. I like the lack of snow.

Yeah it's pretty. Come over here and shovel mine for 3 months George. You won't be so enamored anymore.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 24, 2018 10:22 PM (RfzVr)

56 Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 24, 2018 10:19 PM (QMwOT)

Thanks; Same to you!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2018 10:22 PM (AllCR)

57 Merry Christmas to all, and thank you for being here. Ace, Cobs, esteemed commenters and commentresses, and the folks I've been lucky enough to hang out with IRL. You are all appreciated. Hugs all around.

You too, lurkers. Front and center.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 10:14 PM (t+qrx)

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((((hogmartin))))

Thanks, good friend. Merry Christmas.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at December 24, 2018 10:22 PM (MqzWH)

58 The Dickens story is Exhibit One of the total lack of self-awareness on the part of the Gerbil Wormists. In Dickens' time, the world was just coming out of the Maunder Minimum, a long period of exceedingly cold weather brought on by a quiet Sun.

The climate change, then as now, was entirely natural, and not influenced by Man's activities.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2018 10:22 PM (fDU8w)

59 Merry Christmas Horde!

"serve to to make the Yuletide bright"

What do I win teej? Do I have to get off your lawn?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 10:23 PM (IDhUW)

60 'Round these parts, we call it "Bull Run."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:20 PM (UGqF


I believe the losers call it "Bull Run".

Posted by: WTF Do I Know at December 24, 2018 10:23 PM (9gHOW)

61 50 I thought I heard that this is the last year of the
NORAD Santa watch (probably for fear of offending a certain sub-element
of our diverse population)




Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:14 PM (f3oO4)


I haven't heard or seen anything saying that.
Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2018 10:19 PM (pQBgp)

That's a court martial offense!!
I have heard though, that Santa has been outfitted with JDAMS and a few bunker busters for our muzzie "friends'.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 24, 2018 10:23 PM (QMwOT)

62 Merry Christmas ya filthy animals!

Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 10:23 PM (cS3Yq)

63 "I'm not used to this much company for this long."

Do they know you're famous? And should be treated with the utmost respect,,, at least in your presence?

Imma get the Taylor out and see if I can remember Mary Did You Know.

Love each other fellow babies

Tis the season

Posted by: teej at December 24, 2018 10:24 PM (W8e/N)

64 I going to resume wassailing tomorrow! Today was spent recovering from yesterday's wassailing...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 10:24 PM (CLcKT)

65 Santa's Helpers Overnight Underwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077404446966059014

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077404545062449152

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077404635885944832

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077404718371090432

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077404854975377408

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1077404963209388032



Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 10:24 PM (0Ntuf)

66 47 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Horde! May the good LORD grant you all His peace and may He walk with all of you from now until the day He calls you home.

Bless all of you!

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

Amen.
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Thanks Man from Athens

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 10:24 PM (IDhUW)

67 Wassailing should be left to the pros.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:25 PM (UGqF8)

68
In New York, you can get arrested for wassailing.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 10:25 PM (LujYx)

69

This pup looks happier:

https://tinyurl.com/y8t5alss

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 24, 2018 10:25 PM (aKsyK)

70 "I'm not used to this much company for this long."

The MIL has been here since Saturday. The whole house is starting to smell like polident.

Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 10:25 PM (cS3Yq)

71 49 We've been working on Christmas since Saturday. The last 2 leave tomorrow morning.

I'm not use to this much company for this long.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

Are you talking about the blog or actual real-life gainful employment?
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 10:19 PM (t+qrx


Children 3 of them and a future son in law here plus a total of 5 dogs.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

72 'Round these parts, we call it "Bull Run."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:20 PM (UGqF

Personally, so do I, but there's far too many newcomers hereabouts nowadays, and the sign on the gates uses the wrong terms as well, so...

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:25 PM (f3oO4)

73 I'm gonna hafta make that George Washington Eggnog, for sure.

Bingle Jells! *hic!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2018 10:26 PM (QzJWU)

74 I really like this port.

.....

NYC nephew procured me a bottle of 10 year old tawny port on his trip to Portugal 6 months ago and gave it to me for Christmas.

Love that kid. Such a thoughtful young man to think of his uncultured, hillbilly Uncle in Tennessee like that.

I think I'll save it to drink with him before he gets married some day.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 24, 2018 10:26 PM (3AZRT)

75 58 The Dickens story is Exhibit One of the total lack of self-awareness on the part of the Gerbil Wormists. In Dickens' time, the world was just coming out of the Maunder Minimum, a long period of exceedingly cold weather brought on by a quiet Sun.

The climate change, then as now, was entirely natural, and not influenced by Man's activities.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2018 10:22 PM (fDU8w)


The dickens you say.

Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2018 10:26 PM (sdi6R)

76 Children 3 of them and a future son in law here plus a total of 5 dogs.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

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FIVE DOGS? Crap.

That's five more dogs than I'd let stay at my house.

Merry Christmas to you MisHum. Your labors are greatly appreciated here, especially by me.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:27 PM (UGqF8)

77 Here's hoping you all get everything you asked Santa for.

Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 10:27 PM (cS3Yq)

78 Curses!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:27 PM (f3oO4)

79 Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2018 10:26 PM (sdi6R)

Ya know, it was the best of times and the worst of times

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:27 PM (aA3+G)

80 Nakatomi Plaza is trending near the top on Twitter now...

You magnificent bastards!!!!

Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 10:27 PM (0Ntuf)

81
I find it peculiar no one has claimed the mega mega millions jackpot from 3 months ago.

Maybe it's a fake? How would we know if they rigged the winner numbers to be un-played by anyone.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 10:27 PM (LujYx)

82 Children 3 of them and a future son in law here plus a total of 5 dogs.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:25 PM (aA3+G)


3 kids and one future kid in law are ambulatory and have working hands yes? If so, why are YOU working?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 10:27 PM (t+qrx)

83 JTA:

A University of Massachusetts student was asked to remove a sign from her dorm window saying "Fuck Nazis, you are not welcome" because it did not foster a sense of inclusion.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 24, 2018 10:28 PM (I2/tG)

84

Lots of Fuck Nazis roaming around Massachusetts.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 10:29 PM (LujYx)

85 GEORGE WASHINGTON HILLARY CLINTON'S CHRISTMAS EGGNOG RECIPE
One quart cream, one quart milk, one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, 1/2 pint rye whiskey, 1/2 pint Jamaica rum, 1/4 pint sherry...


Because of the lactose-intolerance, don't ya know...

Posted by: Hillary! at December 24, 2018 10:29 PM (Z1eux)

86 Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2018 10:26 PM (sdi6R)

I'm very depressed because my grand-children will never know what snow is!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:29 PM (f3oO4)

87 30th anniversary of Die Hard

And Harry Ellis had it coming!


Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 10:30 PM (0Ntuf)

88 If memory serves this is also the night the same G Washington led a ragged army of malcontents across a frozen river to kill the British and their Hessian Mercenaries in their sleep. I love happy endings.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 24, 2018 10:30 PM (Ow8WE)

89

2019 almost, and 99% of the problems in this country are imaginary.

At the top of the list is Global Warming. Then nazis.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 10:30 PM (LujYx)

90 'Round these parts, we call it "Bull Run."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:20 PM (UGqF

Personally, so do I, but there's far too many newcomers hereabouts nowadays, and the sign on the gates uses the wrong terms as well, so...
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For some reason I read these comments as if they were spoken in a Shire pub. It could have been lifted directly from TLOTR.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 10:30 PM (IDhUW)

91 I hate Fuck Nazis.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 24, 2018 10:30 PM (T71PA)

92 76 Children 3 of them and a future son in law here plus a total of 5 dogs.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

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FIVE DOGS? Crap.

That's five more dogs than I'd let stay at my house.

Merry Christmas to you MisHum. Your labors are greatly appreciated here, especially by me.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:27 PM (UGqF

Actually 3 of the dogs are mine
And they are easier to deal with than the 2 legged kids

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:31 PM (aA3+G)

93 89

2019 almost, and 99% of the problems in this country are imaginary.

At the top of the list is Global Warming. Then nazis.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 10:30 PM (LujYx)

How about Nazi global warming?

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at December 24, 2018 10:31 PM (1FhAQ)

94 America!

We Will Kill You In Your Sleep On Christmas.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 24, 2018 10:31 PM (I2/tG)

95 Wassailing should be left to the pros.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


These guys, e.g.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7byjAaLcRM

Posted by: Adriane the War is Bad, Slavery is Worse Critic ... at December 24, 2018 10:31 PM (LPnfS)

96 Thanks for the ONT, MisHum. Great job and a wonderful photo up on top, as usual.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2018 10:31 PM (AllCR)

97 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:27 PM (UGqF

And thank you and Merry Christmas to you to.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:31 PM (aA3+G)

98 Just came back from my church's Christmas Eve service. Spent the rest of the evening at my sisters drinking Gluvine and watching A Muppet Christmas Carol. No snow here in the Babylon on the Potomac. Just chilly and partly cloudy. You can see the moon through the breaks in the clouds. Its a rather lovely evening actually.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 24, 2018 10:31 PM (E7svB)

99 It's almost as if Insomniac is has found a woman.

Posted by: literally serious at December 24, 2018 10:32 PM (77jVU)

100 So this is the ONT, eh?

Posted by: Weasel - Senior Special Assistant to bluebell for NoVaMoMe 2019 at December 24, 2018 10:32 PM (MVjcR)

101 Video of big cats taking prey:

https://youtu.be/mfJaCtHVtps

The tiger around 1:20 is especially badass.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 24, 2018 10:32 PM (5aX2M)

102 Massachusetts student was asked to remove a sign from her dorm window saying "Fuck Nazis, you are not welcome" because it did not foster a sense of inclusion.
Posted by: The ARC of History at December 24, 2018 10:28 PM (I2/tG)

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I wonder if that is "and ... not welcome" or "or ... not welcome"? Confusing.

Posted by: Undocumented at December 24, 2018 10:32 PM (+mfcd)

103
FIVE DOGS? Crap.

That's five more dogs than I'd let stay at my house.


*scratches Cicero's house off travel list*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2018 10:32 PM (LsBY9)

104 88 If memory serves this is also the night the same G Washington led a ragged army of malcontents across a frozen river to kill the British and their Hessian Mercenaries in their sleep. I love happy endings.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 24, 2018 10:30 PM (Ow8WE)

Then George took the troops home and drank some egg nog. Or at least that's what I would have done.

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at December 24, 2018 10:32 PM (1FhAQ)

105 Depressing story about how muslim terrorism is changing the Christmas markets in European cities.

https://tinyurl.com/yblwlzbf

This has to be the first time in history that a once successful and dominant culture has welcomed in the invaders who intended only to destroy it. I don't understand it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (UGqF8)

106 'm not use to this much company for this long.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

Are you talking about the blog or actual real-life gainful employment?
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 10:19 PM (t+qrx


Children 3 of them and a future son in law here plus a total of 5 dogs.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

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This would make going back to work seem like a vacation.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (ffYR/)

107 ...and a bunch of Germans learned on Christmas, 1944 that it is a bad idea to try to overrun American paratroopers.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (I2/tG)

108 Personally, so do I, but there's far too many
newcomers hereabouts nowadays, and the sign on the gates uses the wrong
terms as well, so...

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:25 PM (f3oO4)


Great. Just what Virginia needs, more yankees. Because all the states that they live in are just awesome.

Posted by: WTF Do I Know at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (9gHOW)

109 So this is the ONT, eh?
Posted by: Weasel - Senior Special Assistant to bluebell for NoVaMoMe 2019 at December 24, 2018 10:32 PM (MVjcR)


Look busy guys, Weasel's here!

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (t+qrx)

110 Wait 'till Hitler finds out about the Fuck Nazis. He dinna like competition.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (RuIsu)

111 Mis Hum, how are the visiting doggies and the resident doggies getting along? That sounds like chaos.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 24, 2018 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

112 104 No. I would stayed and drank the Brits booze. Then returned home.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 24, 2018 10:34 PM (Ow8WE)

113 I looked for Die Hard on Amazon Prime. Isn't free, if I want to watch it there, I'll have to buy it.

I thought as a Christmas movie, it would be free this time of year.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 10:34 PM (IDhUW)

114 Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 10:27 PM (t+qrx)

Because I like working?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:35 PM (aA3+G)

115

Look busy guys, Weasel's here!
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (t+qrx)
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Busy? Not familiar with the term!

Posted by: Weasel - Senior Special Assistant to bluebell for NoVaMoMe 2019 at December 24, 2018 10:35 PM (MVjcR)

116 Christmas eve mass was nice but crowded. 2x as many folks as normal. Standing room only.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 24, 2018 10:35 PM (0OmEj)

117 105 Depressing story about how muslim terrorism is changing the Christmas markets in European cities.

https://tinyurl.com/yblwlzbf

This has to be the first time in history that a once successful and dominant culture has welcomed in the invaders who intended only to destroy it. I don't understand it.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (UGqF

????

Posted by: A trojan horse at December 24, 2018 10:36 PM (77jVU)

118 Missed the music thread.

https://youtu.be/j9jbdgZidu8

The Pogues

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 24, 2018 10:36 PM (E7svB)

119 This has to be the first time in history that a once successful and dominant culture has welcomed in the invaders who intended only to destroy it. I don't understand it.

More power and perks for the ruling class.

Democracy constrains the rich and powerful - turning your country into an authoritarian cesspool benefits them.

How much money do you think Maduro has socked away?

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 24, 2018 10:36 PM (I2/tG)

120 This has to be the first time in history that a once successful and dominant culture has welcomed in the invaders who intended only to destroy it. I don't understand it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (UGqF

Doing the work so that their Elite Betters don't have to

Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 10:36 PM (0Ntuf)

121 How about Nazi global warming?


Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at December 24, 2018 10:31 PM


There was actually a secret weapon development for something like that.

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2018 10:36 PM (LkFnL)

122 111 Mis Hum, how are the visiting doggies and the resident doggies getting along? That sounds like chaos.
Posted by: cfo mom at December 24, 2018 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

Actually they get along quite well for the most part.

But, you always have to be on your toes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:37 PM (aA3+G)

123 Sounds like you've had a nice Christmas, MisHum.

Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 10:38 PM (cS3Yq)

124 How much money do you think Maduro has socked away?
Posted by: The ARC of History at December 24, 2018 10:36 PM (I2/tG)


All of it in Venezuela.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 24, 2018 10:38 PM (T71PA)

125 110 Wait 'till Hitler finds out about the Fuck Nazis. He dinna like competition.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (RuIsu)

Fuck Nazis Must Die!

Posted by: 80's Straight to Video Shelf at December 24, 2018 10:38 PM (0Ntuf)

126 Hadrian -thank you for the Southwell poem you posted on the carol thread, it is beautiful, I'd never heard it before.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 10:38 PM (IDhUW)

127 123 Sounds like you've had a nice Christmas, MisHum.
Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 10:38 PM (cS3Yq)

The tubing hill was closed so there was that.

How has yours been going?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:39 PM (aA3+G)

128 105
This has to be the first time in history that a once successful and dominant culture has welcomed in the invaders who intended only to destroy it. I don't understand it.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (UGqF


Allow us to introduce ourselves.

Posted by: The Romans at December 24, 2018 10:39 PM (sdi6R)

129 95 Wassailing should be left to the pros.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

These guys, e.g.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7byjAaLcRM
Posted by: Adriane the War is Bad, Slavery is Worse Critic ... at December 24, 2018 10:31 PM (LPnfS)

These guys have wassailing under control: https://youtu.be/AKpmg5DrpC0

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at December 24, 2018 10:39 PM (1FhAQ)

130 How much money do you think Maduro has socked away?
Posted by: The ARC of History at December 24, 2018 10:36 PM (I2/tG)

All of it in Venezuela.
Posted by: DR.WTF at December 24, 2018 10:38 PM (T71PA)

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All of their dollars. He does not want any of that bolivar shit.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 24, 2018 10:40 PM (ffYR/)

131 All of it in Venezuela.

Yeah, right.

Posted by: Swiss Bankers at December 24, 2018 10:40 PM (I2/tG)

132 https://youtu.be/p9Z-4H39BCM

The Franz Family

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 24, 2018 10:41 PM (E7svB)

133 117 105 Depressing story about how muslim terrorism is changing the Christmas markets in European cities.

https://tinyurl.com/yblwlzbf

This has to be the first time in history that a once successful and dominant culture has welcomed in the invaders who intended only to destroy it. I don't understand it.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2018 10:33 PM (UGqF

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Dry, Cicero, very dry. (is there such a thing as dry sarcasm?)

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 10:41 PM (IDhUW)

134 Yes, it's my birthday.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 10:41 PM (0bu2O)

135 All of their dollars. He does not want any of that bolivar shit.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 24, 2018 10:40 PM (ffYR/)


Once again, the conservative, empanada-heavy portfolio pays off for the hungry investor.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 10:41 PM (t+qrx)

136 50 years ago tonight, Apollo 8 was orbiting the Moon, and sent back a memorable transmission.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFUx_KC1bHQ

Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2018 10:42 PM (sdi6R)

137 One point about Scrooge..

He's denigrated for grousing about giving Bob Cratchit Christmas Day off, WITH PAY...

Yet nobody complained about the poulterers and delivery teamsters who had to work on Christmas Day so the Cratchits could have a big turkey

Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 10:43 PM (0Ntuf)

138 Happy Birfday, Sr Basura!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 10:43 PM (CLcKT)

139 Thanks, Zettai.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 10:44 PM (0bu2O)

140 How has yours been going?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:39 PM (aA3+G)

I'm ready to go back to work!

Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 10:44 PM (cS3Yq)

141 asked to remove a sign from her dorm window saying "Fuck Nazis, you are not welcome"

"Nazis welcome!"

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2018 10:44 PM (OiC69)

142 Happy birthday blanco!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 10:44 PM (IDhUW)

143
Good night, Hordians. Getting up at 5:00 for early Mass.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2018 10:44 PM (LsBY9)

144 HB White Trash!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 24, 2018 10:45 PM (3AZRT)

145 Yet nobody complained about the poulterers and delivery teamsters who had to work on Christmas Day so the Cratchits could have a big turkey
Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 10:43 PM (0Ntuf)

IIRC, it was a Christmas goose that was the featured delicacy at the Cratchit's Christmas feast. A large, plump one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2018 10:45 PM (fDU8w)

146 Thank you, AmericanKestrel.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 10:45 PM (0bu2O)

147 One Christmas disaster averted already. The XO and I had finished supper and the dishes were all washed and drying in the dish drainer. I'd just wiped the counter when the Himalayan wandered by. I grabbed a wash cloth, wet it down with warm water, grabbed her eye comb and was just plopping her down on the counter for a thorough face washing when the XO asked when I was planning to make the salad for tomorrow. You know -- the salad that has a chopped up head of lettuce, green peas, Swiss cheese, bacon, a couple other things, and needs to sit over night? The salad I do not need to show up for dinner without? I'd totally spaced it off. The little fuzzy cat escaped with a half-assed face washing so I could make the salad. I would have looked pretty dumb in the morning when we were packing everything up for family dinner -- then remembered the salad. But all is good right now except the fuzzy cat won't come near me in case I have her eye comb in my hands. (Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it. I'd always wanted a Himalayan. A few years back, I inherited one from a friend. I never dreamed one cat would need so much grooming. Never again.)

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at December 24, 2018 10:47 PM (ObAPf)

148 Yes, it's my birthday.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned


Happy Christmas Eve Birthday to you ...
Happy Christmas Eve Birthday to you ...
Happy Birthday, Blanco Basura,
and Merry Christmas tomorrow, back at you ...

Posted by: Adriane the War is Bad, Slavery is Worse Critic ... at December 24, 2018 10:47 PM (LPnfS)

149 A University of Massachusetts student was asked to remove a sign from her dorm window saying "Fuck Nazis, you are not welcome" because it did not foster a sense of inclusion.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 24, 2018 10:28 PM (I2/tG)



The SA, SS or Gestapo had nothing on the Fuck Nazis. I'd seen grown men tear their heads off rather the meet the Fuck Nazis.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 24, 2018 10:47 PM (SiINZ)

150 And thanks to Bitter Clinger and of course, the lovely and talented beyond her 29 years Miss Adriane.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 10:48 PM (0bu2O)

151 If that eggnog recipe included the regular rye whiskey they still make today at Mount Vernon, oh boy.



The regular stuff, which is pretty much moonshine, is potent. I'll admit I didn't like it. I haven't tasted the better variety (same ingredients but more work put into it). That's $225 for a 375 ml bottle (the regular is $98 for a 375).



60% rye, 35% corn, 5% malted barley.

Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2018 10:48 PM (pQBgp)

152 My son and his wife are moving back home to the States next summer. They have been working overseas for several years.
It was great before they had a child. Traveling is not so easy with a 5 year old.
That is my bestest Christmas gift.

Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 10:50 PM (cS3Yq)

153 140 How has yours been going?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:39 PM (aA3+G)

I'm ready to go back to work!
Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 10:44 PM (cS3Yq)

Thats not a good sign

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 10:51 PM (aA3+G)

154 The KJV is the most beautiful version. I read through Luke 2 and I hear Handel's Messiah.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 24, 2018 10:52 PM (/qEW2)

155 FYI: Manassas Battlefield Park is closed (at least the two gates I pass are both chained shut).
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:11 PM (f3oO4)
__________________

Do the Mexican drug cartels that control the national parks in the sw U.S. shut down their drug and smuggling operations in the parks when the government shuts down?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 24, 2018 10:52 PM (fqUgw)

156 Are the margins blown or is the blog just happy to see me?

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 24, 2018 10:52 PM (XKZwp)

157 Blanco, did you do something un for your birthday?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 10:52 PM (IDhUW)

158 134 Yes, it's my birthday.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 10:41 PM (0bu2O)


Happy Birthday, Blanco!

I can relate. My birthday is January 2, just when everybody is tired of the holiday season and wants to get back to normal.

Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2018 10:53 PM (sdi6R)

159 My favorite, "Little Drummer Boy" by Faith Hill.

https://tinyurl.com/yalwgdfs

Posted by: THAT GUY at December 24, 2018 10:54 PM (IuUh9)

160 Fun, lol, it can't be an unbirthday, we already know it's your birthday.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 10:54 PM (IDhUW)

161 Nakatomi Plaza: Can't the idiots lay low for just one and a half days a year? The worst sound in the world for me is the siren of a fire engine or rescue unit on Christmas Eve. It makes me feel terribly sad for the family whose Christmas is being ruined.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at December 24, 2018 10:55 PM (ObAPf)

162 Actually there are four masses here today. 4 6 an 8 o'clock. One extra at the event center at 6. 3 more tomorrow.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 24, 2018 10:55 PM (0OmEj)

163 Blanco, did you do something un for your birthday?

You have 1 birthday, 1 birthday every year.
But there are 364 unBirthdays,
and that is why we're gathered here to cheer!!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the War is Bad, Slavery is Worse Critic ... at December 24, 2018 10:56 PM (LPnfS)

164 152 My son and his wife are moving back home to the States next summer. They have been working overseas for several years.
It was great before they had a child. Traveling is not so easy with a 5 year old.
That is my bestest Christmas gift.
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That is an awesome gift AHL.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 10:56 PM (IDhUW)

165 Wishing I had gone to the midnight service after all the music here. Oh, well, maybe next year.

Tomorrow's events mean I must depart anon, but Merry Christmas to all the commenters, posters, lurkers, COBs, and the Ace his own self.

~H

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 24, 2018 10:56 PM (f3oO4)

166 Blanco, did you do something un for your birthday?

Steak and shrimp dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Waitress was cute as heck. Had a nice slice of carrot cake at home for dessert.

The rest of the day was troubleshooting audio problems on the new OS install I did yesterday. Got that sorted, too.
How was your day?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 10:58 PM (0bu2O)

167 You have 1 birthday, 1 birthday every year.
But there are 364 unBirthdays,
and that is why we're gathered here to cheer
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Brought to you by the mad hatter from Alice in wonderland

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 10:59 PM (IDhUW)

168 I can relate. My birthday is January 2, just when everybody is tired of the holiday season and wants to get back to normal.

I've got it better than my nephew. His birthday is tomorrow. Gets overshadowed a bit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 10:59 PM (0bu2O)

169 >>>Christmas celebrations at National Parks, which by the way will remain open during this 'fiscal crisis'.

I still remember when Obama tried to barricade them shut, even veteran memorials to create a fake sense of how bad a government shutdown was. I'm so glad we're rid of that disgusting shit.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 24, 2018 11:00 PM (/qEW2)

170 You have 1 birthday, 1 birthday every year.

But there are 364 unBirthdays,

and that is why we're gathered here to cheer!!!!!


I really like this rhyme, but does it come with beer?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 11:00 PM (0bu2O)

171 I still remember when Obama tried to barricade them shut, even veteran
memorials to create a fake sense of how bad a government shutdown was.
I'm so glad we're rid of that disgusting shit.


IIRC, he had Park Rangers out at the Vietnam memorial making sure no one crossed the barricades they had set up.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 11:01 PM (0bu2O)

172 Fireworks going off in the distance. Either that or an intermittent firefight.


Posted by: THAT GUY at December 24, 2018 11:03 PM (IuUh9)

173 152 My son and his wife are moving back home to the States next summer. They have been working overseas for several years.
It was great before they had a child. Traveling is not so easy with a 5 year old.
That is my bestest Christmas gift.
Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 10:50 PM (cS3Yq)

Is your daughter in law staying behind?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 11:03 PM (aA3+G)

174 IIRC, he had Park Rangers out at the Vietnam memorial making sure no one crossed the barricades they had set up.


Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 11:01 PM



IIRC, it was a group of disabled WWII vets on some special commemoration that were shut out...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 11:03 PM (CLcKT)

175 Fireworks going off in the distance. Either that or an intermittent firefight.
Sounds like about two blocks over from here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 11:04 PM (0bu2O)

176 The Louis Armstrong thing was great, Mis. Hum.

Posted by: KT at December 24, 2018 11:04 PM (BVQ+1)

177 Die Hard: Trump Twitter Edition.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yd9ttn5l

Posted by: geoffb at December 24, 2018 11:04 PM (zOpu5)

178 IIRC, it was a group of disabled WWII vets on some special commemoration that were shut out...

You're gonna make me look it up, aren't you?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 11:04 PM (0bu2O)

179 The rest of the day was troubleshooting audio problems on the new OS install I did yesterday. Got that sorted, too.
How was your day?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 10:58 PM (0bu2O)

My Arizona desktop PC has Linux Mint 17 on it. First bootup after a long period idle, the speakers don't work. Shut down and reboot, and the sound works fine. Somehow the boot manager doesn't see the sound card first go-round, I guess. I just live with it, but if there is an easy fix, I will try it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2018 11:05 PM (fDU8w)

180 IIRC, he had Park Rangers out at the Vietnam memorial making sure no one crossed the barricades they had set up.




Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 11:01 PM (0bu2O)


Same at the WWII Memorial. They were being moved anyway. Like WWII vets were going to let some metal barricades get in their way.

Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2018 11:05 PM (pQBgp)

181 IIRC, it was a Christmas goose that was the featured delicacy at the Cratchit's Christmas feast. A large, plump one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2018 10:45 PM (fDU8w)

Their "pudding" is basically boiled beef fat and bread. Their ale was probably piss warm too.

"The two smallest books ever written were about British cooking and German humor" - Groucho Marx

Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 11:05 PM (0Ntuf)

182 How was your day?
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Quiet. I missed a couple days' work last week, so went to the office today to get a bit done.

I didn't end up going to a Christmas Eve service.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 11:06 PM (IDhUW)

183 Went to church and belted out the hymns. Choir must have felt like chopped liver. Priest remarked on my singing once before. Thought church acoustics were bad so I didn't think he'd hear me in the 3rd last row.Choir needs mikes.
Had a cold for a month five weeks getting over it haven't sung a note until now

Posted by: Lord Percy's Cracked Chamber Pot at December 24, 2018 11:06 PM (Mpx8e)

184 >>>The worst sound in the world for me is the siren of a
fire engine or rescue unit on Christmas Eve. It makes me feel terribly
sad for the family whose Christmas is being ruined.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at December 24, 2018 10:55 PM


I live close to a hospital. It is just a generic hospital but we are in the flight path for the serious medical center. I hear those helicopters a couple times a week or more and I just stop and say a prayer.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 24, 2018 11:06 PM (RfzVr)

185 171
IIRC, he had Park Rangers out at the Vietnam memorial making sure no one crossed the barricades they had set up.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 11:01 PM (0bu2O)


They put out traffic cones at one of the national parks, to prevent people from pulling off the road to enjoy the view.

Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2018 11:06 PM (sdi6R)

186
Is your daughter in law staying behind?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 11:03 PM (aA3+G)

No. Sigh.

She wears the pants in that marriage.

Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 11:06 PM (cS3Yq)

187 Found it. You guys who remembered the WW2 memorial, you win: https://bit.ly/2BgFguJ

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 11:08 PM (0bu2O)

188 172 Fireworks going off in the distance. Either that or an intermittent firefight.

Posted by: THAT GUY at December 24, 2018 11:03 PM (IuUh9)

In L.A. they tend to shoot guns in the air in celebration

How high in the air determines if it's a holiday celebration or a firefight

Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 11:08 PM (0Ntuf)

189 Louis Armstrong was the perfect accent to 12 monkeys. It gave it just the right amount of irony and melancholy.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 24, 2018 11:08 PM (/qEW2)

190 186
Is your daughter in law staying behind?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 11:03 PM (aA3+G)

No. Sigh.

She wears the pants in that marriage.
Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 11:06 PM (cS3Yq)

At least your son and grandchild will be close.
2 out of 3 aint bad or so goes the song

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 11:08 PM (aA3+G)

191 Maybe we both should... I'm quite sure it was the WWII Memorial that shut to the disabled vets and you'd mnetioned the Vietnam memorial...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 11:09 PM (CLcKT)

192 We did some target practice in the back yard today.

When I shot the gun, I thought I blew out my ear drums.


Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 11:09 PM (cS3Yq)

193 They put out traffic cones at one of the national parks, to prevent people from pulling off the road to enjoy the view.
Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2018 11:06 PM (sdi6R)

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Mt. Rushmore. And, they had personnel stationed to enforce it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 24, 2018 11:10 PM (ffYR/)

194 Maybe we both should... I'm quite sure it was the WWII Memorial that
shut to the disabled vets and you'd mnetioned the Vietnam memorial...


I think we cross-posted there, check #187. Unless someone gets banned and the number changes.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 11:10 PM (0bu2O)

195 My father never did forgive my mother for producing my brother in the 2nd of January. If she had just cooperated and produced the kid New Year's Eve, my father would have gotten a full year's tax deduction for him.

I was thoroughly ticked off, too. My folks had promised me a piano for Christmas. Instead I got a screaming, smelly, totally useless kid brother. And, no, I never did get my piano.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at December 24, 2018 11:10 PM (ObAPf)

196 At least your son and grandchild will be close.
2 out of 3 aint bad or so goes the song
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 11:08 PM (aA3+G)

Yup. I put up with the DIL so I can hang with the GrandGirl.

You have to keep the big picture in mind when dealing with a libtard.

Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 11:11 PM (cS3Yq)

197 It seems like Danny Kaye had a movie where he said the same phrase in different languages? It was funny.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 24, 2018 11:11 PM (IDhUW)

198 I live close to a hospital. It is just a generic hospital but we are in the flight path for the serious medical center. I hear those helicopters a couple times a week or more and I just stop and say a prayer.
Posted by: cfo mom at December 24, 2018 11:06 PM (RfzVr)


Just curious - is it Henry Ford?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 11:12 PM (t+qrx)

199 Yah, Barky, directed park rangers to block anyone from enjoying the parks. Trump, parks open but not staffed and the local FNM can't stop blathering about RMNP areas closed because no rangers on payroll to plow the roads.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 24, 2018 11:13 PM (jUcoH)

200 We celebrated Christmas this evening. 1 it is a Latin thing 2 our travel schedule is weird.

So I am typing this on a brand new iPad (replacing my iPad 3 which was still 30 pin and struggled to keep up on the Q.

Posted by: blaster at December 24, 2018 11:13 PM (X5mj3)

201 It's just me and the boy tomorrow. We're cooking a turkey roast, throwing in some low-carb veggies, and watching a lot of movies. Neither one of us had the money to get a gift for the other, but that's OK.


I'll force myself to look for the positives in the next 36 hours. Or I'll just sleep a lot. I'm trying to keep my options open.






Posted by: Captain Whitebread

Before He was born, Jesus was also known as Emmanuel....I am with you.
You have not been forgotten. He is with you
Merry Christmas to you. I pray for better days for you.

Posted by: shibumi's friend, Bozo in the Mitten Kingdom at December 24, 2018 11:13 PM (OXL6p)

202 We did our gift giving and food eating this evening. Had grandson go get the "special gift" for his parents at the end.

They were fearful (much to my enjoyment).

It was the bone from the ham we ate today. Normally I would not give up such a prize. Son knows for sure now that I do indeed love him. ;-)

Posted by: cfo mom at December 24, 2018 11:14 PM (RfzVr)

203 cfo mom: Yeah. I live just a couple blocks from a nursing home. The rescue squad is always racing up the street.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at December 24, 2018 11:15 PM (ObAPf)

204 Now there's another thing to be happy about - Barky's reign of terror is being erased by the Orange Man.

God Bless Donald Trump.

Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 11:15 PM (cS3Yq)

205 My earworm for today. From 1980.

https://youtu.be/GpwDGAOCZKY

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 24, 2018 11:15 PM (0bu2O)

206 Merry Christmas to all, and thank you for being here. Ace, Cobs, esteemed commenters and commentresses, and the folks I've been lucky enough to hang out with IRL. You are all appreciated. Hugs all around.


You too, lurkers. Front and center. Posted by: hogmartin


And Merry Christmas to you!

Shibumi and I are off to midnight Mass

Posted by: shibumi's friend, Bozo in the Mitten Kingdom at December 24, 2018 11:15 PM (OXL6p)

207 181: Their ale was probably piss warm too.


Probably not. It was winter in Dicken's era England so even room temperature ale will be at refrigerator levels.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 24, 2018 11:17 PM (E7svB)

208 >>>Just curious - is it Henry Ford?

No, Beaumont. Formerly Annapolis.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 24, 2018 11:18 PM (RfzVr)

209 And Merry Christmas to you!

Shibumi and I are off to midnight Mass
Posted by: shibumi's friend, Bozo in the Mitten Kingdom at December 24, 2018 11:15 PM (OXL6p)


*waves*

Have a wonderful night, you guys.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2018 11:18 PM (t+qrx)

210

The Ruth Ginsberg movie is Ally McBeal Meets Fifty Shades of Gray.


"Freedom" is not in the Constitution, the young brilliant legal scholar says.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 11:18 PM (LujYx)

211 Bogus closings of monuments in DC that are open by law 24/7/52 -- another good reason why the citizenry needs an actual militia!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 11:19 PM (CLcKT)

212 Merry Christmas to my fellow morons & 'ettes.

Best Wishes to all.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at December 24, 2018 11:19 PM (W+kMI)

213 Maybe we both should... I'm quite sure it was the
WWII Memorial that shut to the disabled vets and you'd mnetioned the
Vietnam memorial...




Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 24, 2018 11:09 PM (CLcKT)


All of the monuments on the Mall had the metal barricades; the WWII vets weren't putting up with it at theirs.

Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2018 11:20 PM (pQBgp)

214 God Bless You morons!

Just came from dinner out with Mrs. Franpsycho and her parents. Not Chinese. But these are San Francisco Jooz so they don't know what they're doing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 24, 2018 11:20 PM (EZebt)

215 2 out of 3 aint bad or so goes the song
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2018 11:08 PM (aA3+G)

You are such a sweet man. Thank you for all you do!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 11:20 PM (cS3Yq)

216
Didn't obama also make sure someone was there to photograph the veterans with sad faces?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 11:21 PM (LujYx)

217 207 181: Their ale was probably piss warm too.


Probably not. It was winter in Dicken's era England so even room temperature ale will be at refrigerator levels.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 24, 2018 11:17 PM (E7svB)


That's a good point.

Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2018 11:21 PM (sdi6R)

218 My father never did forgive my mother for producing
my brother in the 2nd of January. If she had just cooperated and
produced the kid New Year's Eve, my father would have gotten a full
year's tax deduction for him.





I was thoroughly ticked off, too. My folks had promised me a piano
for Christmas. Instead I got a screaming, smelly, totally useless kid
brother. And, no, I never did get my piano.



Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at December 24, 2018 11:10 PM (ObAPf)


Your father was whatsoever not to blame. Zilch, zip, zero.

Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2018 11:22 PM (pQBgp)

219 Eyes Wide Shut is the 2nd best Christmas movie ever made.

Posted by: A trojan horse at December 24, 2018 11:23 PM (77jVU)

220 So, I found this.

For those of you following Ethan Van Sciver and the Comicsgate movement, many of the commentators and creators involved got together to record an audio performance of "A Christmas Carol". EVS isn't in it, but a lot of others in that group are. It's pretty good so far.

https://youtu.be/S9Okyz2kJXo

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 24, 2018 11:24 PM (bfbq4)

221 Merry Christmas to all of you, Blessed People, and your Families and Friends. May the Lord give you all you need and the Holy Spirit grant you peace.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 24, 2018 11:24 PM (2eKoI)

222 Probably not. It was winter in Dicken's era England so even room temperature ale will be at refrigerator levels.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 24, 2018 11:17 PM (E7svB)

Lucas Electric probably wired the Cratchit home too

Posted by: kbdabear at December 24, 2018 11:25 PM (0Ntuf)

223 I spent the day gathering up last minute gifts, wrapping them, lunch with mom and family for her birthday (which she shares with Blanco!), to work at the school for interviews with students. Back home and then I laid down for a second before going to church service and to grocery shop for my dish tomorrow at family gathering.....

...I woke up 3 hours later to a text from the Pastor telling me how he was sorry he didn't see me at service tonight! Grocery store now closed. Sense of impending dread.

So here is the list of ingredients in what will now be called "I Hope This Shit Works" Christmas dessert:

3 clemintine oranges stolen from daughter's stocking
1 Harry and David pear given to me by a student
1 pack black mission figs I couldn't figure out what to do with
2 small red delicious apples leftover from daughters lunchbox
Juice of one Meyer lemon leftover from school lesson on making Sweet n Sour bar mix
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 pack leftover pecan chips bought to make chocolate chip cookies with

It actually broke down into a nice cobbler like concoction and I made an oatmeal crumble from cinnamon and apple instant oatmeal that my daughter eats.

Leftover cobbler!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 24, 2018 11:29 PM (6X9rc)

224 Nancy Pelosi tweeted:
It's Christmas Eve and @RealDonald Trump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is tanking and the President is waging a personal war on the Federal Reserve-After he just fired the Secretary of Defense.

And in a remarkable coincidence,

Chuck Schumer tweeted:
It's Christmas Eve and @RealDonald Trump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is tanking and the President is waging a personal war on the Federal Reserve-After he just fired the Secretary of Defense.


Here's your collusion!

Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 11:30 PM (cS3Yq)

225 @185 They put out traffic cones at one of the national parks, to prevent people from pulling off the road to enjoy the view.-----------------
One thing that might have been amusing afterwards is if the House had audited the amount of money that the government wasted doing all the little things that it did to inconvenience and annoy the citizenry during the Obama shutdown.

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2018 11:33 PM (Fp6vo)

226 Merry Christmas, Horde!!!

Posted by: Antisocialist at December 24, 2018 11:34 PM (2shuf)

227 Thank you Sharkman.

I am off to bed and will be keeping the Horde and their needs in my prayers.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 24, 2018 11:34 PM (RfzVr)

228 Night, CFO Mom.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 24, 2018 11:35 PM (ffYR/)

229 Nancy Pelosi tweeted:
It's Christmas Eve and @RealDonald Trump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is tanking


...as a result of my becoming Speaker of the House again.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 24, 2018 11:36 PM (I2/tG)

230 Any update on the situation at Nakatomi Plaza??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 24, 2018 11:37 PM (pUDQf)

231 One thing that might have been amusing afterwards is if the House had audited the amount of money that the government wasted doing all the little things that it did to inconvenience and annoy the citizenry during the Obama shutdown.
Posted by: junior at December 24, 2018 11:33 PM (Fp6vo)

President Trump ahould direct the Secretary of the Interior (and any other relevant members of the Cabinet) to do an investigation as to who, specifically, gave those orders to all that asshole stuff. And then fire the bastards.

Sure, it came from Obama. But somewhere down the line, there was a career "civil servant" who didn't tell TFG to take a flying fuck in a rolling donut.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2018 11:38 PM (fDU8w)

232 230 Any update on the situation at Nakatomi Plaza??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 24, 2018 11:37 PM (pUDQf)

The terrorists were spotted wearing MAGA hats

Posted by: CNN at December 24, 2018 11:39 PM (0Ntuf)

233
The Ruth Ginsberg movie is Ally McBeal Meets Fifty Shades of Gray.
"Freedom" is not in the Constitution, the young brilliant legal scholar says.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter


Neither is abortion or same sex marriage.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 24, 2018 11:41 PM (aKsyK)

234

That's the Democrats' message for Christmas Eve?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 11:41 PM (LujYx)

235 Sure, it came from Obama. But somewhere down the line, there was a career "civil servant" who didn't tell TFG to take a flying fuck in a rolling donut.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2018 11:38 PM (fDU8w)

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The thing about Obama was that underlings knew what he was like and wanted without being told. Being Libtard deep staters, they did not have to hear it from him. They just knew, and happily gave it to him.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 24, 2018 11:42 PM (ffYR/)

236 @88 If memory serves this is also the night the same G Washington led a ragged army of malcontents across a frozen river to kill the British and their Hessian Mercenaries in their sleep. I love happy endings.
_______
Washington's army crossed during the night of Dec 25 and the battle of Trenton was fought on the morning of Dec 26.

Posted by: Cosda at December 24, 2018 11:43 PM (PUMEz)

237

Democrats forgot to mention unemployment rate.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 11:43 PM (LujYx)

238 Merry Christmas to all of you, Blessed People, and your Families and Friends. May the Lord give you all you need and the Holy Spirit grant you peace.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 24, 2018 11:24 PM (2eKoI)


Thank you. When I look into the face of a great white I don't often perceive that sentiment, so it's nice to be told sharks feel that way.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 24, 2018 11:43 PM (/qEW2)

239 The stock market is tanking because of two things:

The fed fucking with interest rates.

The Democrats nonstop attempt to overthrow an elected President.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 24, 2018 11:43 PM (pUDQf)

240
Any update on the situation at Nakatomi Plaza??
Posted by: AlaBAMA


The Chinese just bought it. It's now the Huawei Plaza.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 24, 2018 11:44 PM (aKsyK)

241
Democrats to Americans on Christmas Eve: Remember to hate Donald Trump; he is destroying the World.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 11:44 PM (LujYx)

242 At some point, we point out that Democrats are really just communists trying to overthrow the United States government, right?

Maybe when people start calling it what it is, we get to the root of the matter and pull out the axes.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 24, 2018 11:46 PM (pUDQf)

243 The thing about Obama was that underlings knew what he was like and wanted without being told. Being Libtard deep staters, they did not have to hear it from him. They just knew, and happily gave it to him.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 24, 2018 11:42 PM (ffYR/)

Still, I think it would be possible to have those jerks fired for cause.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2018 11:48 PM (fDU8w)

244 Posted by: ALH at December 24, 2018 11:20 PM (cS3Yq)

Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 24, 2018 11:48 PM (aA3+G)

245 234

That's the Democrats' message for Christmas Eve?



Yep! The Gospel of #OrangeManBad.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 24, 2018 11:50 PM (E7svB)

246 Leftover cobbler!
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 24, 2018 11:29 PM (6X9rc)

No matter the situation, morons make it work!

Posted by: sinalco at December 24, 2018 11:50 PM (yODqO)

247 At some point, we point out that Democrats are really just communists trying to overthrow the United States government, right?

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This is why it is important to vote Republican. They want to outsource it to the largest donor.

Posted by: Undocumented at December 24, 2018 11:50 PM (+mfcd)

248 Still, I think it would be possible to have those jerks fired for cause.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2018 11:48 PM (fDU8w)

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Under the JEF? Not a chance. They are probably still in those jobs today. They take care of their own.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 24, 2018 11:51 PM (ffYR/)

249
That tweet isn't just hateful (natch), it also reeks of desperation and exasperation.

Nobody gives a shit about the shutdown, Mattis, or Syria.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 11:51 PM (LujYx)

250
The president "fired" Mattis?

The Big Lie was invented by, who, Goehring? He's got nothing on these Democrats.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 11:52 PM (LujYx)

251 The Ruth Ginsberg movie is Ally McBeal Meets Fifty Shades of Gray.


"Freedom" is not in the Constitution, the young brilliant legal scholar says.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 11:18 PM (LujYx)


True. They could only manage to squeeze securing"Liberty" into the pre-amble as one of the main tasks of the government ...



Merry Christmas to the Christian Horde. I wish you all a great holiday.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 24, 2018 11:54 PM (VnmhN)

252 Merry Christmas, everyone ( he said, sounding like Tiny Tim )


Joyeux Noel, tout le monde. Tout le francais ne se rendent pas

Posted by: the Man who Burps in French at December 24, 2018 11:55 PM (9HuGt)

253 Under the JEF? Not a chance. They are probably still in those jobs today. They take care of their own.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 24, 2018 11:51 PM (ffYR/)

Of course not under the JEF. But there's a new Sherriff in town. Surely it would be possible for DJT to do something to shit-can those turds. If not fire them, transfer them to doing a lemming census on Alaska's North Slope.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2018 11:55 PM (fDU8w)

254 Just found out wthdauughter is pregnant again. Merry Xmas everybody!!!

Posted by: wth at December 24, 2018 11:56 PM (ZP0bH)

255
Merry Christmas

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 11:56 PM (LujYx)

256 Congrats WTH!

First grandkid?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 24, 2018 11:57 PM (pUDQf)

257 Still, I think it would be possible to have those jerks fired for cause.

Jonathan Jarvis was head of the Parks Service during the Obama years. There is a tradition that the head of the Parks Service resigns when a new President is inaugurated, so Jarvis left, while blasting Trump for "censorship" (Trump had put a moratorium on Park Service external communications as he came into office, because the Park Service's messaging was relentlessly left-wing.)

Not to worry, before Jarvis left, he was named executive director of the UC Berkeley's Institute for Parks, People, and Diversity.

The Deep State takes care of their own.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 24, 2018 11:59 PM (I2/tG)

258 I love this place. Merry Christmas.

Posted by: Summer of Love at December 24, 2018 11:59 PM (FJrl0)

259 >>Just found out wthdauughter is pregnant again


The Paolo, he is not the Father.

Posted by: Paolo at December 24, 2018 11:59 PM (+18Vx)

260 Merry Christmas to a you east coasters.off to bed in the midwest for me now.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at December 25, 2018 12:00 AM (FIrEF)

261 Merry Christmas to all of you maniacs! Blessings for all And to all a good night!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 25, 2018 12:00 AM (myjNJ)

262 Of course not under the JEF. But there's a new Sherriff in town. Surely it would be possible for DJT to do something to shit-can those turds. If not fire them, transfer them to doing a lemming census on Alaska's North Slope.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2018 11:55 PM (fDU8w)

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They, specifically, are too far down the Org chart for him to bother with personally. It would be nice if PDTs appointments understood what he wanted as much as the JEF had it.

Going down to that level, there are also Govvy Unionized employees to deal with.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 25, 2018 12:01 AM (ffYR/)

263 Thanks, third grandchild, Yay

Posted by: wth at December 25, 2018 12:01 AM (ZP0bH)

264 Trump needs to get into the Deep Space crawl space called The Federal Reserve...

Since "expert economists" were full of shit about what Trump's policies would do, they're jacking the interest rates to bring on a recession, aided by the "misery indexes" trotted out by the MSM..

Then, once Trump goes down in 2020, the Fed has lots of room to drop the rates and bring about "the miraculous recovery brought on by Democrat policies"

twitter.com/trustrestored/status/1077282946522976256

Posted by: kbdabear at December 25, 2018 12:01 AM (0Ntuf)

265 Jonathan Jarvis was head of the Parks Service during the Obama years.

So he was the guy who tried to arrest people for "looking" at federal parks during that faux shutdown under Barky? That guy should have been Brazen Bulled years ago, along with those who instructed him to carry out such ridiculous orders.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 25, 2018 12:03 AM (VnmhN)

266 Give me control of a nations money and I will control that nation.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 25, 2018 12:04 AM (pUDQf)

267 Now you know why Trump wanted to fire the Fed Chairman. He knows exactly what they are doing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 25, 2018 12:08 AM (pUDQf)

268 Since "expert economists" were full of shit about what Trump's policies would do, they're jacking the interest rates to bring on a recession, aided by the "misery indexes" trotted out by the MSM..

Posted by: kbdabear at December 25, 2018 12:01 AM (0Ntuf)


It was inevitable that interest rates were going to have to go up after Barky was finally gone. THe Fed spent so much "money" keeping them ridiculously low for Barky that there was never any way they could sustain that. The Fed blew trillions just to try and make Barky look as good as they could.

Trump has done everything he could to get the economy going, again, and he's accomplished as much as was humanly possible in this area but the piper for the Barky years has to be paid, eventually, and that will be a painful and dangerous cost. But this was all well known for all those years that we just shitted away trillions and trillions and trillions to prop Barky up.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 25, 2018 12:09 AM (VnmhN)

269 I know what's in your box, young padawan, because I put it there.

Posted by: Kevin Spacey, Jedi #Seven at December 25, 2018 12:09 AM (RVcmP)

270 Now you know why Trump wanted to fire the Fed Chairman. He knows exactly what they are doing.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 25, 2018 12:08 AM (pUDQf)

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He tweets about Powell and the Fed not understanding markets and the economy, and he is correct. I have learned to trust his instincts, but damn, some action would be nice.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 25, 2018 12:11 AM (ffYR/)

271 That tweet isn't just hateful (natch), it also reeks of desperation and exasperation.

Nobody gives a shit about the shutdown, Mattis, or Syria.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 24, 2018 11:51 PM (LujYx)
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Must suck to be so desperate Palzi and Schemer thinks it's necessary to remind people government is shut down.

Mainstream America: Yawn, whatevs.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 25, 2018 12:11 AM (WEBkv)

272 I used to guide a bunch of guys who worked for The Fed.

They were in full agreement that any recovery we had was meaningless until we got interest rates back up around 4 - 4.5%.

Granted. These guys are not calling shots there. But they fullt admitted the ridiculousness of a 0% Interest Rate.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 12:12 AM (+18Vx)

273 Well, sitting here alone at home on Christmas Eve. Feels strange. Plugged in the pumps to empty the septic tank, because it had to be done. Brought the frozen turkey roll into the house to thaw overnight; will put it in the slow cooker in the morning. I am used to going someplace for Christmas, but for various reasons, not possible, so will spend a quiet one at home. I do have an invite for turkey dinner on the 26th.

Then go north to Cold Lake on the 28th for the funeral for my cousin's wife, who passed on Thursday. Then get on the road southbound on the 29th to go to Arizona.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 25, 2018 12:13 AM (fDU8w)

274 Kids, grandkids, and Mrs Mingo are tucked in and sleeping. I am going to watch Die Hard. All is well in my part of Iowa.

On this night a savior was born. Love is the way to live, but keep a loaded firearm within reach. MERRY CHRISTMAS deplorablles.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 25, 2018 12:13 AM (tCvhJ)

275 So he was the guy who tried to arrest people for "looking" at federal parks during that faux shutdown under Barky? That guy should have been Brazen Bulled years ago, along with those who instructed him to carry out such ridiculous orders.

He left as Trump came in - nothing Trump could do about it (although Congress should have given him a roasting while in office).

His Wikipedia entry indicates that he was Superintendent of the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho.

I was there a decade ago, and the signage was really off-putting - basically, the Parks Service denounced you for visiting the park, since visitors damaged the park, and openly speculated that the day would come when the park would be closed to visitors. The Parks Service also denounced industrial society for creating air pollution that was also damaging the park (the park is in a very rural part of eastern Idaho - unless there is a local pollution source I'm not aware of, it has to have among the cleanest air in the United States).

I don't know if Jarvis was responsible for the signage, but I wouldn't be surprised.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 25, 2018 12:13 AM (I2/tG)

276 Elf Eggs?

mindfulwebworks.com/doodles/elf-eggs

Now go to bed or you'll get coal in your stocking.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Christmas vid playlist click here at December 25, 2018 12:15 AM (YxmCS)

277 Don't forget to add in the effects of winding down Quantitative Easing balance sheet, because the Fed sure did.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 25, 2018 12:16 AM (jp0Bv)

278 I was there a decade ago, and the signage was really off-putting - basically, the Parks Service denounced you for visiting the park, since visitors damaged the park, and openly speculated that the day would come when the park would be closed to visitors. The Parks Service also denounced industrial society for creating air pollution that was also damaging the park (the park is in a very rural part of eastern Idaho - unless there is a local pollution source I'm not aware of, it has to have among the cleanest air in the United States).

I don't know if Jarvis was responsible for the signage, but I wouldn't be surprised.
Posted by: The ARC of History at December 25, 2018 12:13 AM (I2/tG)

I have been to Craters of the Moon. It's a friggin' lava flow, FFS! Nothing grows there. There's sharp rock, and lava caves, and more sharp rock. If every visitor there carried away a pound of rock in his/her pockets, the damned lava flow would exist until the heat death of the Universe.

There greatest "threat" to the lava flow is normal weathering processes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 25, 2018 12:18 AM (fDU8w)

279 They were in full agreement that any recovery we had was meaningless until we got interest rates back up around 4 - 4.5%.

Granted. These guys are not calling shots there. But they fullt admitted the ridiculousness of a 0% Interest Rate.
Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 12:12 AM (+18Vx)

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This is true, and where rates stood traditionally. However, Powell at the Fed is ramming it in way too fast, and going in dry. 8 hikes in 2 years after zero hikes from 2009 -2015?

Yeah, try and tell me that is not intentional.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 25, 2018 12:19 AM (ffYR/)

280 Merry Christmas from Mr. Bassman and Emmie!

Posted by: Emmie at December 25, 2018 12:19 AM (4HMW8)

281 Merry Christmas all! I pray that you enjoy the time with your families or friends.

If you're alone this Christmas, take heart! The future isn't written.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 25, 2018 12:20 AM (pUDQf)

282 It is officially Christmas morning where I am so Merry Christmas to all the Horde.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 25, 2018 12:21 AM (3icOz)

283 >>Yeah, try and tell me that is not intentional.


Oh, it is completely intentional.

They NEVER do this shit to Dem Administrations.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 12:21 AM (+18Vx)

284 239,
"The stock market is tanking because of two things:



The fed fucking with interest rates.



The Democrats nonstop attempt to overthrow an elected President"

There was an economic theory that came out of MIT in the 70s-80s which, for one thing, held that by keeping the stock market up people would have good expectations for the future and then plan and invest in a way that would make that future happen.

This is where policies of the Obama era came from, low interest rates and quantitative easing to prop up the market so people would believe that all was rosy and that perception would become reality. It didn't work.

This is just them doing the flip side thinking, stock market goes down, things must be bad and a great malaise sets in. It won't work either.

Posted by: geoffb at December 25, 2018 12:22 AM (zOpu5)

285 Thirst!

home from dinner, so NAOW i can drink.

just as well i was good, besides not wanting to go to jail, etc.

it's half-assed drizzling here, just enough to make everything as slippery as snail snot.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 12:23 AM (zJ7J0)

286 (230) Running low on weapons grade braunschweiger.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 25, 2018 12:23 AM (RuIsu)

287 There greatest "threat" to the lava flow is normal weathering processes.

Visitors and industrial society are damaging the sensitive rock, donchaknow.

It did provide some valuable insight into the Park Service's world view - Jarvis was a lifer Park Service employee, so I'm sure he reflected what most Park Service employees believed.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 25, 2018 12:26 AM (I2/tG)

288 I'm liking George Washington's booze and raising him 2 more.

Posted by: junieb at December 25, 2018 12:27 AM (YIMAA)

289 geoffb


^^^^^^^^^^ This!

Posted by: junieb at December 25, 2018 12:29 AM (YIMAA)

290 Well I'm the last one up. Granddaughter wrote a letter to Santa and put it by the cookies and milk. Basically she want's his autograph so she can hang it in her room. She even drew the line on the bottom of the page and left a pen. Half tempted to leave it in ransom note cutout letters. Told my daughter after that, that maybe it's time to come clean.....

Posted by: Molly k. at December 25, 2018 12:29 AM (TLDbD)

291 The NPS runs like the FBI. Billions and Billions of bureaucrats.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 25, 2018 12:32 AM (RuIsu)

292
Posted by: geoffb

I'm glad you're here. You just reminded me to do something.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 25, 2018 12:34 AM (LujYx)

293 It is officially Christmas morning where I am so Merry Christmas to all the Horde.


Posted by: Northernlurker at December 25, 2018 12:21 AM (3icOz)


You made it to Trawna!

Posted by: Vendette at December 25, 2018 12:35 AM (pQBgp)

294 When are The Feats of Strength??

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 12:36 AM (+18Vx)

295
After we air the grievances.

All the grievances.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 25, 2018 12:37 AM (LujYx)

296 Have we even had The Airing of Grievances, yet?

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 12:37 AM (+18Vx)

297 Not going to bed yet, but hoping at least a part of y'all will be here tomorrow. Going it alone this year, although daughter has promised she will stop by for an hour or so in this shitty residential by the week motel I live in.

She has done this for the last 2 years, saying she will text an arrival time between 5-6 p.m. It turns into a 10 p.m. text that they are wiped out, and heading home.

Can't blame her, as this fcuking place is seriously depressing. Bottom line is I will be here, and hope to see at least some of you. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 25, 2018 12:37 AM (ffYR/)

298 Merry Christmas you morons, sons of morons, and parents of morons.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 25, 2018 12:37 AM (MTjB1)

299 Seems like the Horde is getting complacent this Festivus.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 12:38 AM (+18Vx)

300

Chester>Festivus

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 25, 2018 12:40 AM (aKsyK)

301 Just got done wrapping everything. It got worse and worse as I went along.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2018 12:40 AM (QLvwG)

302 Merry Christmas everyone!!

I hope MisHum is getting time and a half for having to work Christmas Eve.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 25, 2018 12:41 AM (miE9U)

303 Bless you everyone- 'ron and 'ette; couth and uncouth; profane and antifane.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 25, 2018 12:42 AM (3icOz)

304 Can't blame her, as this fcuking place is seriously depressing. Bottom line is I will be here, and hope to see at least some of you. Be well.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 25, 2018 12:37 AM (ffYR/)

.............

I'm sorry to hear that.....makes me sad. Merry Christmas anyway and remember what it's all about. I'm sure I will be around and so will many others.

Posted by: Molly k. at December 25, 2018 12:43 AM (TLDbD)

305 Bless you everyone- 'ron and 'ette; couth and uncouth; profane and antifane.
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 25, 2018 12:42 AM (3icOz)

Same to you! Glad to hear you made it safely to the belly of the Beast.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 25, 2018 12:43 AM (fDU8w)

306 Merry Christmas, all you mugs, lugs, pugs, and Methodists.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2018 12:44 AM (QLvwG)

307 301 Just got done wrapping everything. It got worse and worse as I went along.
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2018 12:40 AM (QLvwG)

...........

I hear ya. About 4 presents in I stopped with bows and the fancy gift tags. Just wrote who it was for in black marker. Like they don't know I buy every fricking present under the tree...........

Posted by: Molly k. at December 25, 2018 12:46 AM (TLDbD)

308 I'm sorry to hear that.....makes me sad. Merry Christmas anyway and remember what it's all about. I'm sure I will be around and so will many others.
Posted by: Molly k. at December 25, 2018 12:43 AM (TLDbD)

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I do, and thank you. May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. See you tomorrow.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 25, 2018 12:49 AM (ffYR/)

309 I'm not sure if having almost nobody to exchange gifts with makes me an asshole, or just fairly deeply grounded.

It's never the meaning, I think I mostly worry about the responsibility angle.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 25, 2018 12:49 AM (pgXNG)

310 FTR : All the presents I wrapped look Mahvelous.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 12:49 AM (+18Vx)

311 I hear ya. About 4 presents in I stopped with bows
and the fancy gift tags. Just wrote who it was for in black marker. Like
they don't know I buy every fricking present under the tree...........

Posted by: Molly k. at December 25, 2018 12:46 AM (TLDbD)

The youngest is 19 but they all (4) still get presents from Santa. I just no longer use a different pen (red ink) to write out the tag and write it opposite hand to disguise my handwriting. Nor do I have assemble the 78-piece doll house / gas station / race track with 150 stickers. Life is good. When she gets to age 21, it'll be one-stop shopping at the liquor store for everyone.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2018 12:52 AM (QLvwG)

312 I will be checking in often, tomorrow as well.

Nobody will stop by here. And I doubt I'll get more than a text or two before I head out for dinner with my parents.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 12:53 AM (+18Vx)

313 Any update on the situation at Nakatomi Plaza??
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It's gonna need a new paint job and a shitload of screen doors.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 25, 2018 12:53 AM (tfbws)

314 The youngest is 19 but they all (4) still get presents from Santa. I just no longer use a different pen (red ink) to write out the tag and write it opposite hand to disguise my handwriting. Nor do I have assemble the 78-piece doll house / gas station / race track with 150 stickers. Life is good. When she gets to age 21, it'll be one-stop shopping at the liquor store for everyone.
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2018 12:52 AM (QLvwG)

............

I'm embarrassed to admit this but Granddaughter is getting a couple lottery tickets in her stocking. I forgot about stockings until too late. She is ALMOST 10 (just ask her).

Posted by: Molly k. at December 25, 2018 12:55 AM (TLDbD)

315 309 I'm not sure if having almost nobody to exchange gifts with makes me an asshole, or just fairly deeply grounded.

It's never the meaning, I think I mostly worry about the responsibility angle.
Posted by: Hikaru at December 25, 2018 12:49 AM (pgXNG)

Its all in the nature of what your intention is.

I give gifts to those I care about, not expecting any recompense.

Its not a business deal. Its not an obligation.

Its a gift because I want to.

But the other side is, if I DON'T want to give a gift, even if you give me one, I don't feel obligated.

Posted by: Don Q at December 25, 2018 12:55 AM (NgKpN)

316
Merry Christmas! My persimmon pudding came out great!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 25, 2018 12:55 AM (+Z8GU)

317 you know when I played sim city I saved a lot of money by not having a fire department. whenever some fire broke out I simply demolished the block.

that is how I would have dealt with the whole nakatomi mess.

thieves and terrorists never expect you to set demolition charges.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 25, 2018 12:56 AM (MTjB1)

318 I used to enjoy wrapping gifts. Really loved the fancy ribbons and elaborate bows, making them from scratch.

Eh. Not so much anymore. Don't know what happened... stick-on bows and maybe curly ribbons are enough now.

Still appreciate a beautifully wrapped package, just don't get the satisfaction from *doing* it myself.


Oh, well. Christ is the reason, not the gifts.

Merry Christmas!

Posted by: JQ at December 25, 2018 12:56 AM (zMzA6)

319 Hey there Night Crew Horde..... just popped in to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you.....

Posted by: kraken at December 25, 2018 12:59 AM (90T4r)

320 Back from midnight candlelight communion. Better attended than last year, and more surprisingly, the number of young people in attendance was pretty high. Home from school, I guess, but it was very noticeable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2018 12:59 AM (xSo9G)

321 Hey there Night Crew Horde..... just popped in to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you.....
Posted by: kraken at December 25, 2018 12:59 AM (90T4r)

All the best to you and yours, kraken!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 25, 2018 12:59 AM (fDU8w)

322 Merry Christmas you morons, sons of morons, and parents of morons.




Posted by: yankeefifth at December 25, 2018 12:37 AM (MTjB1)


And here I was, ready to send you these:

https://tinyurl.com/y7vptnb3

Humph.

Posted by: Vendette at December 25, 2018 01:01 AM (pQBgp)

323 https://legalinsurrection.com/2015/12/christmas-eve-
in-the-ardennes-1944/#comments

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 01:01 AM (zJ7J0)

324 320 Back from midnight candlelight communion. Better attended than last year, and more surprisingly, the number of young people in attendance was pretty high. Home from school, I guess, but it was very noticeable.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2018 12:59 AM (xSo9G)

Was sad.

for the first time in 75 years, since the Methodist Church here was founded, they did not have a Christmas Eve service.

only one I go to every year as that was the church I was raised in (sang in the choir).

Parson is an idiot, and killing what is left of that church.

Posted by: Don Q at December 25, 2018 01:01 AM (NgKpN)

325
https://tinyurl.com/y7vptnb3

Humph.
Posted by: Vendette at D


lol


Merry Christmas!

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 25, 2018 01:02 AM (MTjB1)

326
Merry Christmas, all you mugs, lugs, pugs, and Methodists.


You left out thugs.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 25, 2018 01:05 AM (pNxlR)

327 I'm embarrassed to admit this but Granddaughter is
getting a couple lottery tickets in her stocking. I forgot about
stockings until too late. She is ALMOST 10 (just ask her).

Posted by: Molly k. at December 25, 2018 12:55 AM (TLDbD)

If she wins big, you'll get to introduce her to trusts and limited partnerships and lawyers and tax accountants. All for a reasonable guardianship fee percentage, say 15%.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2018 01:05 AM (QLvwG)

328 You left out thugs.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 25, 2018 01:05 AM (pNxlR)

They get lumps. Not coal, just lumps.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2018 01:06 AM (QLvwG)

329 I want to wish a Merry Christmas to ALL of my Beach Friends!

Posted by: Christine Blasey Ford's Onee-Piece Bathing Suit at December 25, 2018 01:08 AM (+18Vx)

330 Peace and Joy, kraken

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2018 01:08 AM (QLvwG)

331
'Tis the season to be jarry ...

It never used to be that way; now it can never not be that way.

I blame A Christmas Story, of course.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 25, 2018 01:09 AM (pNxlR)

332 Its all in the nature of what your intention is.

I give gifts to those I care about, not expecting any recompense.

Its not a business deal. Its not an obligation.

Its a gift because I want to.

But the other side is, if I DON'T want to give a gift, even if you give me one, I don't feel obligated.
Posted by: Don Q at December 25, 2018 12:55 AM (NgKpN)

The person I exchanged with is the person I am most emotionally connected to out of anybody.

But they aren't family.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 25, 2018 01:10 AM (pgXNG)

333 I haven't seen A Christmas Story.



Nor have I seen any of the Die Hard movies.

Posted by: Vendette at December 25, 2018 01:10 AM (pQBgp)

334 Most Christmas movies suck.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 25, 2018 01:12 AM (MTjB1)

335 334 Most Christmas movies suck.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 25, 2018 01:12 AM (MTjB1)

Except Gremlins and The Ref.

Even though The Ref has irredeemable Deviant Kevin Spacey in it.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 25, 2018 01:13 AM (pgXNG)

336 >>Except Gremlins and The Ref.


And Trading Places

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 01:13 AM (+18Vx)

337 And Trading Places

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 01:13 AM (+18Vx)

This is known

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2018 01:14 AM (QLvwG)

338 I'm not sure if having almost nobody to exchange gifts with makes me an asshole, or just fairly deeply grounded.

It's never the meaning, I think I mostly worry about the responsibility angle.
Posted by: Hikaru
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Well, it's an odd thing, but at this stage of life where no one I know actually needs anything, I enjoy giving small gifts to people who don't expect it.

For some years now we have been making a small plate of cookies, and attaching a card with a tenner it for the mailman.

At this time of the year, I keep a few candy canes in the pocket of my jacket. Any time I go through the grocery checkout, or stop by for a big Mac, etc., I give the cashier a candy cane and wish them a Merry Christmas. They don't expect it, and always smile.

I also keep some Kennedy $1 coins in my pocket and leave them for modest tips where appropriate.

It doesn't take much to provide a small and pleasant surprise for people.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2018 01:14 AM (xSo9G)

339 redc, nice link. Will check out the links, in the link, tomorrow.


Let's not forget another Battle of the Bulge, Christmas 1944 veteran - Mel Brooks.


Was looking for the movie "Midnight Clear" online, guess I must have seen it via Amazon Prime or something a few years ago. I should really get the book(s) on the incident. I think the basic outlines as presented in the movie are true, though it was probably jazzed up a bit.


Thought I read that the son of the woman involved was still alive, and had provided (of course) some pretty solid direct commentary on the events.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 25, 2018 01:15 AM (QDnY+)

340 Most Christmas movies suck.
Posted by: yankeefifth
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That's because they aren't Christmas movies.

OTOH, Miracle on 34th Street is on.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2018 01:16 AM (xSo9G)

341 >>This is known


Jamie Lee Curtis.

Topless.

Seared into my Spankus Bankus.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 01:16 AM (+18Vx)

342 I haven't seen A Christmas Story.

Nor have I seen any of the Die Hard movies.
Posted by: Vendette at December 25, 2018 01:10 AM (pQBgp)

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Understood on Diehard movies, as they are not really Christmas movies. TBS is currently running A Christmas Story 24/7. Highly recommended for viewing all the way through at least once.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 25, 2018 01:17 AM (ffYR/)

343 The person I exchanged with is the person I am most emotionally connected to out of anybody.

But they aren't family.
Posted by: Hikaru at December 25, 2018 01:10 AM (pgXNG)

au contraire!

Family is something you choose.

Relatives are a matter of heredity and outside of your control.

I have Family that I am not actually related to... and LOTS of relatives, that I don't consider family.

To me? Family is those you would willingly sacrifice for.

Posted by: Don Q at December 25, 2018 01:17 AM (NgKpN)

344 Earlier someone (rickl?) posted a link to a Phila radio station playing lounge-singer classic Christmas music. Right now they're playing songs played by armed forces radio for the overseas trips during Christmas 1945. Pretty cool.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 25, 2018 01:17 AM (QDnY+)

345 I always keep a handful of hard candy in my pocket!

Posted by: Harry Reid at December 25, 2018 01:17 AM (+18Vx)

346 I guess the only Christmas program I still enjoy watching is A Charlie Brown Christmas. I think it's a miracle they still put it on television.

Posted by: Case, gimme back my bullets at December 25, 2018 01:17 AM (XWvgx)

347 "overseas TROOPS", of course

sheesh

Posted by: rhomboid at December 25, 2018 01:19 AM (QDnY+)

348 Was sad.

for the first time in 75 years, since the Methodist Church here was founded, they did not have a Christmas Eve service.

only one I go to every year as that was the church I was raised in (sang in the choir).

Parson is an idiot, and killing what is left of that church.
Posted by: Don Q
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Probably did not feel obligated after yesterday.

Our poor guy, OTOH, had a service Sat. night, two services yesterday, a 5:30 service this evening, then the midnight communion service.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2018 01:21 AM (CDGwz)

349 Merry Christmas, horde!

Posted by: Delayna's deplorable tar and feather warehouse, call ahead to guarantee your order! at December 25, 2018 01:21 AM (KNFU5)

350 Just went outside. Christmas Eve always seems extra still and calm.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2018 01:21 AM (QLvwG)

351 Every mail carrier, UPS / Fed Ex Driver and service employee gets a gift at Xmas.

It is usually a $25 Gift Card to the local coffee kiosk.

I also get a case of asstd Smartwool Socks to gift to all the cute ladies I see regularly. Bank Tellers, Baristas, Waitresses. Box them up in little boxes and leave them with their tips.

They all seem to like cute wool socks.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 01:22 AM (+18Vx)

352 Mentioned this yesterday, we were at a local coffee roaster place, they were out of the roast we came in for, but had a nice conversation with the young guy behind the counter about various related things. When we left, taking up the cups we'd used for their holiday blend we'd tried, the guy went in the back, found a small amount, the last remaining, of the blend we were looking for, and gave it to us, for free. Perfect seasonal touch.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 25, 2018 01:22 AM (QDnY+)

353 White Cristmas
Holiday Inn
Christmas in Connecticut

everything else who cares

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 25, 2018 01:23 AM (MTjB1)

354 Just went outside. Christmas Eve always seems extra still and calm.
Posted by: Count de Monet
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Very clear here. Stars are bright.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2018 01:24 AM (CDGwz)

355 Probably did not feel obligated after yesterday.

Our poor guy, OTOH, had a service Sat. night, two services yesterday, a 5:30 service this evening, then the midnight communion service.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2018 01:21 AM (CDGwz)

If a Parson feels that celebrating Christmas is an Obligation?

He's in the wrong profession.

Posted by: Don Q at December 25, 2018 01:24 AM (NgKpN)

356 343 au contraire!

Family is something you choose.

Relatives are a matter of heredity and outside of your control.

I have Family that I am not actually related to... and LOTS of relatives, that I don't consider family.

To me? Family is those you would willingly sacrifice for.
Posted by: Don Q at December 25, 2018 01:17 AM (NgKpN)

Ask me about patrilineal obligations again when I'm not staring down the barrel of a $10,000 check from my grandfather.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 25, 2018 01:24 AM (pgXNG)

357 353 White Cristmas
Holiday Inn
Christmas in Connecticut

everything else who cares
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 25, 2018 01:23 AM (MTjB1)

Love Actually.

Posted by: Don Q at December 25, 2018 01:24 AM (NgKpN)

358 Merry Christmas to all.
Peace on Earth and good will to all mankind.

If that is offensive to anyone. Too bad.wax

Posted by: Cosda at December 25, 2018 01:26 AM (PUMEz)

359 White Cristmas
Holiday Inn
Christmas in Connecticut

everything else who cares
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 25, 2018 01:23 AM (MTjB1)

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Don't know Christmas in Conneticut. Agreed otherwise. Those are my Christmas classics.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 25, 2018 01:26 AM (ffYR/)

360 I watched someone in the store the other night buy groceries for a woman who came up short. She was going through her pockets and clearly didn't have the money and she and her friend and her daughter were all looking at each other with that very still "oh sh*t" attitude.

That was unexpected.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 25, 2018 01:30 AM (mUa7G)

361 Don't know Christmas in Conneticut. Agreed otherwise. Those are my Christmas classics.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at D




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_in_Connecticut



set during ww2, comedy, has a similar feel to the other two.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 25, 2018 01:31 AM (MTjB1)

362 Merry Christmas, Horde!

The prime rib dinner was delicious, we are churched, and the second load of dishes is humming in the dishwasher. I only have to finish wrapping a few gifts for tomorrow, so Imma sit here drinking this snow plow, eating molasess crinkle cookies, and looking at my Christmas village.

God is good!

Posted by: Gem at December 25, 2018 01:35 AM (XoAz8)

363 Good nite all. Have wound down and am ready for visions of sugarplums. Peace and Joy to the horde.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 25, 2018 01:35 AM (QLvwG)

364 Well, I am going to go to bed while it still Christmas Eve.

Be well, Horde, and Merry Christmas to you all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 25, 2018 01:35 AM (fDU8w)

365 Be well, Horde, and Merry Christmas to you all.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 25, 2018 01:35 AM (fDU8w)

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You too, AOP. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 25, 2018 01:40 AM (ffYR/)

366 Love the UPDATE

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 01:42 AM (+18Vx)

367
That was unexpected.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 25, 2018 01:30 AM (mUa7G

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That happened to me once -- over MAKEUP. I had completely forgotten my wallet and I was actually more stressed that I was out driving around without my license. Stranger lady spotted me a couple bucks on the spot and trusted that I'd pay it forward.

Actually I think that was my turn for a time when I got someone a tea and bran muffin under similar circumstances.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 25, 2018 01:43 AM (d/xLa)

368 i tell people that everyone has two families:

one you're born into, and there isn't much to be done if it's not all skittles and beer, but try to get on with life.

the other one you chose, and it sucks too, you have only yourself to blame.

YMMV.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 01:49 AM (zJ7J0)

369 I've still got a half inch of bourbon in the glass yet to sip.

So while that's sitting there emitting pleasant vapors, let me take this moment to wish the ONT the bestest, finest, lovignist Christmas ever.

Whether you're with family or friends, or "solo", you're NOT ALONE.

Not as long as we're here, with you.

I'll wager this. If you're within a reasonable drive of any other Moron or 'Ette, you'd be welcomed at their table for a joyous Christmas Dinner.

Applies here in Galveston, for sure.

This "Horde" thing, is far more than a meme. And has been for years.

If you're not in the mix, ask yourself, why not? And when are you going to do something about it?

Lurkers, I'm talking to you, too.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL of you, here.

Now, make yourselves known, and let's CELEBRATE the birth of our Savior and King!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 25, 2018 01:51 AM (QzJWU)

370 They all seem to like cute wool socks.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 01:22 AM (+18Vx)


Garrett, I love merino wool socks as well. Smartwool was my introduction to the world of non-cotton socks, and I still love them.

BUT, I have found merino socks I like almost as well at Costco, even available to nonmembers like myself. A pack of six pairs costs the same as one pair of Smartwools. They are not always in stock, but in the past I have found them in two different color family assortments.

Posted by: Emmie at December 25, 2018 01:55 AM (4HMW8)

371 Merry Christmas, everyone!

Posted by: Vendette at December 25, 2018 01:58 AM (pQBgp)

372 200 years ago tonight, Franz Gruber performed Silent Night for the first time.

170 years later, his descendant Hans tried to upstage him. Cheeky bastard.

Posted by: Delayna's deplorable tar and feather warehouse, call ahead to guarantee your order! at December 25, 2018 02:00 AM (KNFU5)

373 200 years ago tonight, Franz Gruber performed Silent Night for the first time.




170 years later, his descendant Hans tried to upstage him. Cheeky bastard.




Posted by: Delayna's deplorable tar and feather warehouse, call ahead to
guarantee your order! at December 25, 2018 02:00 AM (KNFU5)


I'm pretty sure Silent Night was created and first performed on the guitar.

Posted by: Vendette at December 25, 2018 02:04 AM (pQBgp)

374 And Hans paid for it.

Posted by: Vendette at December 25, 2018 02:17 AM (pQBgp)

375 >>Posted by: Emmie at December 25, 2018 01:55 AM (4HMW


There are some other good ones out there, too. But the Smartwools are always so cute!

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 02:20 AM (+18Vx)

376 wish i't thought of this earlier....

i just trolled the local NextDoor groups here, saying we went to have dinner at Nakatomi Plaza, but that they area was closed off by LAPD, and did anyone know anything.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 02:26 AM (zJ7J0)

377 Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 02:20 AM (+18Vx)

I agree. Also, Costco is out of the women's socks.

I bought two six packs and avocados from a company recommended by a moron, and I'm going to put avocados in the socks and call them "sock-amole."

We're giving weird/modest gifts this year.

Posted by: Emmie at December 25, 2018 02:27 AM (4HMW8)

378 since when are socks "cute"?

they're freaking socks, they go on your feet and you stuff them into shoes.

give me white cotton ankle socks and get out of here with everything else, since i don't live in snow country.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 02:28 AM (zJ7J0)

379 is it just me, or are we NOT going to hit 666 tonight?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 02:29 AM (zJ7J0)

380 >>give me white cotton ankle socks and get out of here with everything else, since i don't live in snow country.



I am sure they look great in your Crocs.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 02:31 AM (+18Vx)

381 Merry Christmas, Horde.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 25, 2018 02:38 AM (t6MX/)

382 Happy kwanzaa! Lets all donate to go fund me the wall. $20,000,000 so far!

Posted by: ramondo at December 25, 2018 02:41 AM (Q2qnY)

383 I am sure they look great in your Crocs.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2018 02:31 AM (+18Vx)

---
snerk
unless i'm leaving the property, or doing heavy chores, i'm barefoot.

today is, IIRC, the first day all year i've worn long pants or, in the case of shoes, anything other than my NB 1540's, which are the only shoes i can find that support my feet and their convex arches.

nurses wear Crocs: i w*rk pharmacy, and have to run to Code Blues.

you can't run in Crocs.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at December 25, 2018 02:53 AM (zJ7J0)

384 Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted by: AnnaS at December 25, 2018 02:58 AM (l4l/z)

385 i just trolled the local NextDoor groups here, saying we went to have dinner at Nakatomi Plaza, but that they area was closed off by LAPD, and did anyone know anything.

redc1c4


Expect SWAT teams at your door in a few.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 25, 2018 03:05 AM (ZejZP)

386 Hans Gruber : Franz Gruber

...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 25, 2018 03:09 AM (ZejZP)

387 Hans and Franz Gruber. mix for a night, noisy or silent

Posted by: TX 32 orphan at December 25, 2018 03:16 AM (Wa5hI)

388 Expect SWAT teams at your door in a few.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 25, 2018 03:05 AM (ZejZP)

---
i had to tell them i was applying for my CnR FFL this summer, and am surprised they haven't raided us yet.

you know, for the children.

Fing fascists

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at December 25, 2018 03:18 AM (zJ7J0)

389 my hands still smell like ham.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 25, 2018 03:26 AM (ZejZP)

390 Merry Christmas to all the hordians, Just finished watching Meet John Doe. Reminds me of something. The cherry on top was watching the flaming lib on TCM give the back story of the movie. Especially after his election night meltdown. Heh.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 03:38 AM (PF4TZ)

391 Merry Christmas Mouth Breathers

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 25, 2018 03:43 AM (rJD6t)

392 are there any good pr0n movies with a Christmas/Holiday theme setting?

asking for a friend.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at December 25, 2018 03:54 AM (zJ7J0)

393 /drug dealer sock off

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 03:57 AM (zJ7J0)

394 LOL!

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181225025753AApdrJZ

a question asked by just about every married guy ever.

(mildly NSFW, but it's a hollerday, so WTF?)

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 04:03 AM (zJ7J0)

395 red, I answered a questionnaire/comment sheet from hospice. Honestly.
got a call from the care manager. Haven't returned the call.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 04:08 AM (PF4TZ)

396 >>392 are there any good pr0n movies with a Christmas/Holiday theme setting?

asking for a friend.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at December 25, 2018 03:54 AM (zJ7J0) >>

Of course!

Posted by: Pr0nTube at December 25, 2018 04:11 AM (Bqoi/)

397 Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 04:08 AM (PF4TZ)

Infidel, bad experience with the hospice?

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 04:15 AM (Z/jzm)

398 Yes, insanity. Two falls and two days without pain meds because of a type-o, among other things.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 04:20 AM (PF4TZ)

399 OMGosh, that's awful. I'm so sorry.

I thought pain mgmt was hospice's thing.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 04:21 AM (Z/jzm)

400 My dad's days in hospice were peaceful, thank goodness. He was only there 5 days.
In discussions with siblings after the fact, we have different perceptions of how things went. But for me, and i pray for him, it was ok.

Today is the 3 year anniversary of his passing.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 04:25 AM (Z/jzm)

401 I also keep some Kennedy $1 coins in my pocket and leave them for modest tips where appropriate.

Wait'll they find out that they're only worth fifty cents !

Merry Christmas to you and yourn, Mr. H !

Posted by: JT at December 25, 2018 04:25 AM (g+YrV)

402 It is. The home health hospice was much better. I had to move Dad from hospice back home. I still had to find help 24/7. It was better.
I will always be thankful for those last 5 days at home with Dad.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 04:27 AM (PF4TZ)

403 I'm glad for you, insanity. This was in august. This is a hard Christmas.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 04:29 AM (PF4TZ)

404 Merry Christmas, Horde !

Posted by: JT at December 25, 2018 04:31 AM (g+YrV)

405 402 It is.

I would return that call. I'd have to wait a few days to make sure i could be calm, but i'd definitely let my concerns be known.

Those days with my dad, the last 2 months, actually i'm so grateful for.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 04:31 AM (Z/jzm)

406 391 Merry Christmas Mouth Breathers
Posted by: weirdflunky at December 25, 2018 03:43 AM (rJD6t)

Hey!

I use a CPAP.

I do not mouthbreath.

But Merry Christmas anyway, ya filthy animal.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 25, 2018 04:34 AM (NXsWM)

407 Infidel, i'm so sorry for your loss.

This is the 3rd Christmas, and it's just still so different.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 04:37 AM (Z/jzm)

408 Mass was lovely this fine evening. Walked out of church and the icefog had lifted to a lovely clear night, moon bright, 12 degrees or so, and crisp as heck.

He is born, the Prince of Peace. Gaudete!

I came close to not getting there. I pulled up to the stoplight at the edge of our neighborhood, whereupon ChrissyMoose was apparently late for an appointment and blasted across the front of the car and cruised on down the bike trail at top speed. Not sure what she was missing, but damn, that girl can run. I about jumped out of my skin.

She DID cross with the light, but still.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 25, 2018 04:38 AM (NXsWM)

409 *hugs* to you, insanity.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 04:39 AM (PF4TZ)

410 Infidel... yeah, return the call.

and drop me *another* e-mail, so i can find your others, get off my sorry ass, and get back to you.

losing things i'm supposed to follow up on is, apparently, my #1 talent these days, and i'm the guy with the 49,999 unread e-mails in his in box, according tot he tab at the bottom of the page.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 04:39 AM (zJ7J0)

411 Posted by: tcn in AK at December 25, 2018 04:38 AM (NXsWM)

Wow!! We only have to worry abt deer!

Merry Christmoose

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 04:41 AM (Z/jzm)

412 Infidel, I sympathize.

My husband's grandma's last Christmas was in hospice, and I cooked prime rib with all trimmings for about 40 relatives who gathered with her, joking and singing and all those crazy things family does. She died on January 6. I truly believe she held on just for Christmas with everyone there.

It still leaves a bit of a pall, and it's been more than 12 years.

I lit a candle for her at Church this evening. I guess you do what you need to in order to cope. Coming here is not the worst idea in that line.

:::hug:::

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 25, 2018 04:41 AM (NXsWM)

413 PS: yes, i read yours, but i have no idea where to find them, because "idiot"

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 04:43 AM (zJ7J0)

414 Thanks infidel, *hugs* back.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 04:43 AM (Z/jzm)

415 tcn, good on ya. Too late for midnight mass now, but I did find a nice one on the boob tube a few years ago. Maybe I can find one again.
The fire feels good.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 04:43 AM (PF4TZ)

416 Guess I killed the thread.

Merry Christmas ace!
Thank you for the family you have created!

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:02 AM (PF4TZ)

417 Nah, you didn't kill it.

But this last Kahlua might have....

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 25, 2018 05:04 AM (NXsWM)

418 Merry Christmas, all!

Time to think abt breakfast. That whole make-the-stollen didnt happen!

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:05 AM (Z/jzm)

419 it's not dead: it just smells that way.

rum and water here.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 05:06 AM (zJ7J0)

420 Where's Skip when you need a good breakfast idea?

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:07 AM (Z/jzm)

421 That whole make-the-stollen didnt happen!
Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:05 AM (Z/jzm)

Pop Tarts.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 25, 2018 05:08 AM (NXsWM)

422 tcn, we did dinner last night. I think I hear the Bailey's calling me.

Today is mine to lounge and nap.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:08 AM (PF4TZ)

423 Pop Tarts

Toasted or raw? Actually at mom's. None of that good stuff here. Lol

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:10 AM (Z/jzm)

424 >>> Is that Brattleboro VT in that picture at the top?

I believe that is Waitsfield, VT.

Posted by: fluffy, pedantic dick at December 25, 2018 05:10 AM (9t5k1)

425 Sometimes I hit refresh instead of post.

Merry Christmas, Horde!

Posted by: fluffy, pedantic dick at December 25, 2018 05:11 AM (9t5k1)

426 is it just me, or are we NOT going to hit 666 tonight?
Posted by: redc1c4 at December 25, 2018 02:29 AM (zJ7J0)


no math!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the War is Bad, Slavery is Worse Critic ... at December 25, 2018 05:17 AM (LPnfS)

427 I made a breakfast casserole yesterday. Leftovers are vounderbar.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:18 AM (PF4TZ)

428 breakfast casserole

Sounds good! What did you put in it?

Im thinking breakfast pizza, but maybe too heavy since dinner is at noon

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:21 AM (Z/jzm)

429 Bad thing about being single. No one to hug.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:21 AM (PF4TZ)

430 Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:21 AM (PF4TZ)

((hugs)) from gray box people not quite the same, but still heartfelt

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:23 AM (Z/jzm)

431 insanity, eggs Portugal. My great aunt Martha's gig. 8 slices bread, cut in cubes. In greased pan, add mixed up four eggs, cup and a half of milk, tbls of musterd. add tube of cooked sasauge and cover with velveeta. Pour lifquid over bread cover with foil and put in fridge overnight. In morning, uncover, mix can of mushroom soup with white wine pour over, bake till bubbly.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:28 AM (PF4TZ)

432 Thank you!

Had dinner with some gray box people on Sat. It was so nice.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:30 AM (PF4TZ)

433 Merry Christmas peeps,

Posted by: blaster at December 25, 2018 05:33 AM (X5mj3)

434 Infidel, that sounds yummy. Always looking for new recipes to try.

Mom is good abt trying new things but she always asks for same-old stuff over and over. (Probably because she cant remember anything else!)

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:34 AM (Z/jzm)

435 lol. meatloaf and scalloped potatoes, Dad's fav.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:36 AM (PF4TZ)

436 with velveeta of course. Good thing CBD is not here.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:37 AM (PF4TZ)

437 meatloaf and scalloped potatoes,

Mmm - comfort food! Lol
Next-day meatloaf sandwiches are the best

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:38 AM (Z/jzm)

438 Volunteered to make scalloped potatoes for Christmas dinner a few years back. Didn't realize how long it would take to slice that many potatoes !!!

Posted by: Adriane the War is Bad, Slavery is Worse Critic ... at December 25, 2018 05:38 AM (LPnfS)

439 A Merry Xmas to all, from your British chums over at https://going-postal.com

Wishing you a joyous day, and a Happy New Year.

God bless PDT, God bless America, and God grant us Brexit in due season!

PS We're having a little festive shindig: nothing special, a few carols, mince pies, that sort of thing. You'd be very welcome if you care to step over.

Posted by: bobo at December 25, 2018 05:38 AM (R0/Ie)

440 As long as there's no maple syrup CBD wouldnt mind? !

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:39 AM (Z/jzm)

441 Merry Christmas, morons and moronettes! Off to work, to dream of turkey, mashed potatoes, oyster dressing, giblet gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, and blackberry cheesecake. May GOD Bless us each and every one!

Posted by: Eromero at December 25, 2018 05:39 AM (zLDYs)

442 Happy Christmas!

Posted by: Adriane the War is Bad, Slavery is Worse Critic ... at December 25, 2018 05:40 AM (LPnfS)

443 Bless you bobo, and Merry Christmas to you!

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:42 AM (PF4TZ)

444 Dinner with family at noon. Thanksgiving redux except for the dessert--replace the pumpkin pies with once a year cookies and a few other delicacies

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:42 AM (Z/jzm)

445 Dammit. Can't sleep worth a rat away from my own bed anymore.

Oh well, it's Christmas. I'll just tell everyone the racket from the reindeer on the roof and the choirs of angels singing was what did it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 25, 2018 05:45 AM (fTXru)

446 Heh: Julia Ioffe made it into AoSHq top commenter stats on Christmas Week. Oh, the irony.

9 [24 names] 'Julia Ioffe'

Posted by: m at December 25, 2018 05:49 AM (5k7/f)

447 Back when the kids were small we were always up by now. Christmas present opening was finished early enough to make it to 8 a.m. mass.

Now i'm awake that early (or earlier) everyday!

Sure miss the Christmases when they were small.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:50 AM (Z/jzm)

448 I need to check NORAD.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:51 AM (PF4TZ)

449 I need to check NORAD.
Posted by: Infidel

Santa is done and heading home

Posted by: Bruce at December 25, 2018 05:52 AM (8ikIW)

450 Why, expecting a first strike for Christmas?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 25, 2018 05:52 AM (fTXru)

451 I miss kiddies at Christmas too. Prayers for Jane,

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:53 AM (PF4TZ)

452 https://www.noradsanta.org

Santa is headed for the North Pole!

Posted by: m at December 25, 2018 05:54 AM (5k7/f)

453 Santa done had a Blue Ribbon at the Rabbit Box between Pelion and Lexington and been at his house 3 hours.

Posted by: Eromero at December 25, 2018 05:54 AM (zLDYs)

454 North Pole, Arctic in 34 seconds!

Posted by: m at December 25, 2018 05:56 AM (5k7/f)

455 Currently in Mid Atoll, Minor Islands.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2018 05:56 AM (PF4TZ)

456 Norad is so cool.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 25, 2018 05:56 AM (Z/jzm)

457 Santa delivered 7,281,439,471 gifts.
Would fund a nice wall.

Posted by: m at December 25, 2018 05:58 AM (5k7/f)

458 Good Morning and Merry Christmas, Horde!

Posted by: Ben Had at December 25, 2018 06:00 AM (hGDfM)

459 EMT is NOOD

Posted by: Bruce at December 25, 2018 06:00 AM (8ikIW)

460 Good morning horde, Christmas is here!

Posted by: Skip at December 25, 2018 06:01 AM (/rm4P)

461 If "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" was influenced by the end of the Little Ice Age, would the modern, anti-Global Warming version be "I'm Experiencing an Actual White Christmas, So Bite My Conservative Ass"? Or something.

Posted by: norrin radd, sojourner of the spaceways at December 25, 2018 06:07 AM (r/03H)

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