The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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The destruction of our culture, at the hands of the woke scum, or the SJWs, or the progressives, or whatever term you prefer to describe the enemies of freedom and liberty and tradition and a unyielding morality proceeds apace.

But today I will gleefully ignore them and wish everyone a very merry and happy and peaceful and loving Christmas.

As a Jew, very few things make me happier about living in a (still) Christian country than the Christmas season in America. I have no interest in its religious meaning, but the glorious music, the cheerful lights and decorations, and the effort that so many people make to be just a bit happier and kinder and more invested in their fellow man makes me smile.

Wishing my fish monger a Merry Christmas (don't say "Happy Holidays" to me unless you want a stern lecture) is a joy. And the bagger at the supermarket, who quite obviously wanted to say Merry Christmas instead of the insipid corporate blather that he was taught during orientation, made me chuckle and maybe have a bit of optimism for the future. The nice young lady at my mother's assisted living facility who patiently walked me through a FaceTime session with my mom (because COVID!) deserves to be wished a very Merry Christmas, because she is kind and whip smart and her family (they own a restaurant) doesn't deserve what Cuomo is doing to them.

And even to all of you Morons, who never pass up an opportunity to give the cobloggers (and even Ace) a ration of shit (probably deserved) have a happy and healthy and joy-filled Christmas!

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 Discus taking longer than usual to load?

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 11:01 AM (Cxk7w)

2
Yo! 'rilla, but no 'rilla

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 11:01 AM (pNxlR)

3 Merry Christmas to you too CBD!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 24, 2020 11:02 AM (Rvt88)

4 And so it begins.

Posted by: That guy who always thinks it's beginning at December 24, 2020 11:02 AM (Uhu8A)

5 Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the Art Thread and all the rants!

Posted by: President-elect Iris at December 24, 2020 11:03 AM (0MnEQ)

6 Horde called

( been thinlijng of doing that for awhile,)

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 11:03 AM (Cxk7w)

7 No monkey? Did the bats get him?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 24, 2020 11:03 AM (E8JQx)

8
What language is that at the bottom of the picture?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 11:03 AM (pNxlR)

9 No monkey, but a bunch of yard apes.

Posted by: johnd01 - Office of the Humongous Elect at December 24, 2020 11:04 AM (TXvM3)

10 Good Morning

Posted by: Moonbeam at December 24, 2020 11:04 AM (qe5CM)

11 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at December 24, 2020 11:04 AM (2f36A)

12 Merry Christmas Y'all!

Dig that crazy Santa Claus with his red suit on
Dig that walk, that crazy talk, man, oh man, he's really gone.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 24, 2020 11:04 AM (R/m4+)

13 And so it begins.

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I see that there was a police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ohio (I think) so light the Yule log.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 24, 2020 11:05 AM (+y/Ru)

14 Are the kids listening to mommy and daddy making their new brother or sister?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 24, 2020 11:05 AM (z3Wsk)

15 Now THAT'S some good sniffin!

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 24, 2020 11:05 AM (TXvM3)

16 Merry Christmas everyone
Of course this is the most subdued Christmas ever, staying home tomorrow so it's just wife and you all to keep me in the spirit.
With Covid-19 the elder family is not wanting bigger gathering.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 11:06 AM (Cxk7w)

17 Wishing my fish monger a Merry Christmas (don't say "Happy Holidays"...

It has to be "Season's Greetings"- a winter's Hello, good citizen!- because the Holy-ness implicit in Holidays is also triggering.

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 11:07 AM (SwCv8)

18 Merry Christmas CBD! And a Merry Christmas to all of my fellow Hordlings! You, Ace, JJ, MisHum, OM and so many others have kept me sane in this insane year, and I'm grateful for all of you!

Posted by: Old Blue - Deplorable Trump Chump at December 24, 2020 11:07 AM (VNmG1)

19 It is time we take back our culture and try to purge some of the ugliness in our daily lives. Start with this from William Morris:

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

Merry Christmas to all! Not working tomorrow but am working today.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 11:07 AM (JKNZq)

20 Now THAT'S some good sniffin!
Posted by: Joe Biden at December 24, 2020 11:05 AM (TXvM3)
------
Here's some Play-Doh, Joe. Now, go and sit quietly in that corner.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 24, 2020 11:07 AM (Uhu8A)

21 Merry Christmas, Mr.CBD. You are one of the treasures here at AoS. The place is a light in a darkening world, as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 11:07 AM (bCLt0)

22 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Posted by: Archer at December 24, 2020 11:07 AM (gmo/4)

23 What language is that at the bottom of the picture?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 11:03 AM (pNxlR)

The artist is Stieg Larsson, who is a Swede....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 11:08 AM (xT2tT)

24 Merry Christmas to you as well, CBD

Posted by: Frank G at December 24, 2020 11:08 AM (hZzGP)

25 And no Discus isn't taking any longer to load, it's always this long.
Never read much more than a dozen comments into those anyway.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 11:08 AM (Cxk7w)

26 HE rules the world with truth and grace!

Posted by: Archer at December 24, 2020 11:09 AM (gmo/4)

27 Merry Christmas to you too, CBD, and to all the Horde.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 11:10 AM (HaL55)

28 If Merry Christmas is so offensive, then they should not take Christmas day off. Because the reason it's a holiday is because of *Christmas day*, Karens.

In Nigeria, Christians and Muslims (in the south at least) wishb each other Merry Christmas and Happy Ramadan. I don't know why some people in this country have a stick up their butt about it.

At work, everyone says Happy Holidays. I say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays (to accommodate potential Jewish peeps). Maybe it's a cop out but I still get my Merry Christmas in there.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:10 AM (2ccsC)

29 What language is that at the bottom of the picture?

Looks Swedish. I'll see if Googs has an opinion...

"To Emmy as a memory of the Sundborn kids"

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 11:10 AM (SwCv8)

30 I see that there was a police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ohio (I think) so light the Yule log.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 24, 2020 11:05 AM

Was it another "domestic disturbance"? If I were a police officer, that's the last type of call that I would want to respond to. I would be very interested to see statistics, for both injured/killed police officers and"victims" that break out the underlying reason for the initial interaction. It seems that, lately, any time I hear of an officer shot, it was in connection to a domestic disturbance.

Posted by: Moonbeam at December 24, 2020 11:10 AM (qe5CM)

31 Run, run Rudolph!

Chuck Berry

Posted by: Archer at December 24, 2020 11:10 AM (gmo/4)

32
What language is that at the bottom of the picture?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 11:03 AM (pNxlR)

__________

It's Auvergnat for, "Mets Lose 8-3, Fall Into Last Place"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 11:10 AM (mht8P)

33 Merry Christmas, CBD et al. This place is still a refuge against the ongoing cultural suicide.

Posted by: Plotto at December 24, 2020 11:11 AM (VQea+)

34 It has to be "Season's Greetings"- a winter's Hello, good citizen!-
because the Holy-ness implicit in Holidays is also triggering.

You gotta pity the poor souls who have a problem with "peace on Earth, good will towards men."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 11:12 AM (HaL55)

35 Merry Christmas, everyone!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:13 AM (2ccsC)

36 This one brings up nasty memories. We kids used to sneak down the stairs and listen at the door to see if we heard the parents yelling. If not, it was safe to open the door. Yah, it was a dysfunctional childhood.

This is really a sweet picture but I could not hang it.

Posted by: creeper at December 24, 2020 11:13 AM (XxJt1)

37 Title is The Day Before Christmas ... so I assume they are listening for Santa.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 24, 2020 11:13 AM (Cus5s)

38 Merry Christmas, Horde!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 24, 2020 11:13 AM (ejd/p)

39 Merry Christmas CBD and all you degenerates in Moronland.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 24, 2020 11:13 AM (AiZBA)

40
RIP Leslie West of Mountain and West, Bruce & Lang.

Sidebar.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2020 11:13 AM (s2VJv)

41 Merry Christmas All!
Baking cookies today and church ( drive up only) tonight.
Whoever wrote in a previous thread about the India custom of lights shining to dispel the darkness, THANK YOU! I'll be holding on to that thought all day!

Posted by: Chillin the most at December 24, 2020 11:14 AM (lonOK)

42
They're taking turns looking out the keyhole. "When is Newsom going to let us out?"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 11:14 AM (mht8P)

43 Merry Christmas, CBD, all the COB's, the Horde and especially Ace.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 24, 2020 11:14 AM (iEx0u)

44 Piggy pudding!!!!????

Miss Piggy!

Posted by: Archer at December 24, 2020 11:14 AM (gmo/4)

45 If Merry Christmas is so offensive, then they should not take Christmas
day off. Because the reason it's a holiday is because of *Christmas
day*, Karens.




The left claims it's to be more "inclusive" and less offensive to those who don't celebrate Christmas but it's their usual lies. Like all communists they are anti-Christian and it's just part of their attack and Christianity and religion.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 24, 2020 11:14 AM (6ooku)

46 https://legalinsurrection.com/trump pardons paul manafort, roger stone and jared kushners father before christmas eve

Just to watch Leftists heads explode is worth it

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 11:15 AM (Cxk7w)

47 Merry Christmas to all of the horde. You help to keep me sane.

Posted by: Infidel at December 24, 2020 11:15 AM (ImqD9)

48 no fair, that was nice

Posted by: yoeman at December 24, 2020 11:15 AM (BYNHj)

49 Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Lee Toman at December 24, 2020 11:15 AM (pJSvF)

50 I say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays (to
accommodate potential Jewish peeps).

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:10 AM (2ccsC)

I have no expectation that people wish me a Happy Hanukkah. I hide my horns, so there is no way for people to know that i am Jewish. And as I mentioned, America is still a Christian country, and really, Christmas has become enough of a secular tradition that "Merry Christmas" is a perfectly reasonable salutation.
So...Merry Christmas!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 11:15 AM (xT2tT)

51 MSM here upset about latest PDT pardons and commutations.

Don't mention non-violent drug offenders' ones but do Charles Kushner, just called "father of Trump's son-in-law", without saying it was from 2005 over campaign financing laws, tax evasion, witness tampering when he had been a lifelong Dem until 2015 for MAGA. Omissions make it sound like it's release from prison for a current offence. Don't mention Jared Kushner's role in Mideast Peace talks.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2020 11:15 AM (ab0zp)

52 I think The United States is the only country where Jews can say "Merry Christmas" without feeling either like traitors, or suck-ups, because of hospitable, accepting and very diverse nature of the country.

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:16 AM (zr5Kq)

53 Merry Christmas to CBD, the COBS, and ACE. May you have an excellent Christmas.

(Has anyone *really* seen a foolish moron give a 'ration of shit' to the fine people enumerated above?)

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at December 24, 2020 11:16 AM (gtatv)

54 I told the clerk at the hardware store the other day Merry Christmas and his eyes lit up and he said cheerfully and the same to you. Remember when Trump spent his first Christmas as president and was telling everyone it was ok to say Merry Christmas? Because Obama had made the phrase into some kind of oppressive derogatory remark insensitive to other cultures?

Posted by: Jen the original at December 24, 2020 11:16 AM (LSpG1)

55
Merry Christmas to the Horde from me, Her Majesty and all the Hounds of Soyara (Dan, Val, Sonny, Finn, Peanut, Dutchess, Dot, Delilah, Beast, Musya, Rocket and Doppel).

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 11:16 AM (mht8P)

56 In Nigeria we had lots of Seasons Greetings cards and I never thought anything of it. But then again, no one was offended by Merry Christmas.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:16 AM (2ccsC)

57 I don't understand why they care about the pardons. We have governors in blue states releasing much more dangerous prisoners over Wuflu fears.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 11:17 AM (JKNZq)

58 What language is that at the bottom of the picture?




It's says: The children listen to mommy's special yoga class with her instructor The Paolo.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 24, 2020 11:17 AM (6ooku)

59 Merry Christmas, everyone!

And thanks to CBD, Ace and all the cobs for doing this day in and day out!

Can someone translate the caption? Is it French?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 24, 2020 11:17 AM (CjFDo)

60
The "Happy Holidays" crap pisses me off to no end. It's so crass on so many levels. The fact that's it being putatively done on my behalf as a Jew infuriates me. It does not make me feel more included, but more marginalized, less a part of my country and its traditions.

Moreover, its proponents present it as tolerance and inclusion, but it's the opposite of that. It's a small number of hateful anti-Christian bigots using a heckler's veto to marginalize a religious group in their own country.

And it's another means for our censorious leftwing overlords to bully everyone into submission.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 24, 2020 11:17 AM (TRWjL)

61 Same to you CBD, Merry Christmas!

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 24, 2020 11:17 AM (8k7U7)

62 So...Merry Christmas!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 11:15 AM (xT2tT)

Merry Christmas, CBD!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:17 AM (2ccsC)

63 Thank you, mindful webworker. That's two i owe you. Thought i was the only one doing that.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 24, 2020 11:18 AM (VcFUs)

64 You have a fish monger? Fancy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:18 AM (fLVm1)

65
I think The United States is the only country where Jews can say "Merry
Christmas" without feeling either like traitors, or suck-ups, because of
hospitable, accepting and very diverse nature of the country.

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:16 AM (zr5Kq)

I have a few jewish friends, they celebrate frigging everything. They have christmas trees, send christmas cards, etc. They totally throw themselves into the holidays.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2020 11:18 AM (9Om/r)

66 Merry Christmas CBD!

Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 24, 2020 11:19 AM (nxdel)

67 If I would go to a store during this season (rare, since I won't wear a mask), I would respond to "happy holidays" as I have for many years prior to 2020 by saying exuberantly, "and a very Merry Christmas to you, too!" Plus big smile. Sometimes a wink included.

Posted by: Flyover... at December 24, 2020 11:19 AM (Rbu5d)

68 Can someone translate the caption? Is it French?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

Yes. It says "Don't shoot! We surrender!"

Posted by: Tonypete at December 24, 2020 11:19 AM (Rvt88)

69 Doh! I forgot to add a Merry Christmas to the moron Hordlings as well!

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at December 24, 2020 11:19 AM (gtatv)

70 And I want that little toddler on my lap, right now!

Posted by: Flyover... at December 24, 2020 11:19 AM (Rbu5d)

71 But today I will gleefully ignore them and wish everyone a very merry and happy and peaceful and loving Christmas.

CBD,
I've been doing that for three weeks, now. Not one person has said 'boo'. Kinda dissapointed i diidn't get to get in anyone's face about freedom of religion.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 24, 2020 11:19 AM (VcFUs)

72 Merry Christmas to you and the Horde!!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma, Empress Elect of the Universe at December 24, 2020 11:20 AM (8/7u2)

73 I think the picture represents a fine scandi tradition where children are shooed out of the big room with a tree on Christmas eve, and adults decorate it with candles, candies and toys and then let in to marvel at it all. I think....

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:20 AM (zr5Kq)

74 My agnostic self cheerfully celebrates anything that involves lots of good food and/or presents. Christmas is a favorite because it is socially acceptable to bring an entire tree into your house, plus eggnog. Merry Christmas, you lovable bunch of Morons! May Santa never find that criminal background report on you he ordered!

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at December 24, 2020 11:20 AM (fpRbZ)

75 Title is The Day Before Christmas ... so I assume they are listening for Santa.
Posted by: illiniwek

I'm guessing a Sept baby.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at December 24, 2020 11:20 AM (gtatv)

76 A Merry, Blessed, and Joyous Christmas to the Horde, the COBs, and our distinguished Host.

Posted by: Flyover... at December 24, 2020 11:20 AM (Rbu5d)

77 I really like the picture above.

Posted by: Infidel at December 24, 2020 11:20 AM (ImqD9)

78 well, children are not shooed out with a tree, obviously, but the biggest room in the place houses a a tree.

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:21 AM (zr5Kq)

79 Google translate says : To Emmy as a momento

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 11:21 AM (JKNZq)

80
I think the picture represents a fine scandi tradition where children are shooed out of the big room with a tree on Christmas eve, and adults decorate it with candles, candies and toys and then let in to marvel at it all.

__________

Just before the big dinner of surstromming and ligonberries.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 11:21 AM (mht8P)

81 Christmastime last year, I was out and about and ran through a Burger King drive-through to get some late lunch. The kid at the window (I'd put him at maybe 20) handed me the food. As I always do, I said, "thank you" and wished him a good day. He replied, "You, too, sir. And Merry Christmas and G-d bless you!"

The kid was probably taking his job into his owns hands, but it really stood out to me. He was nice and upbeat and wishing well on those whom he encountered - exactly the point of major holidays (specific religious or historical reasons notwithstanding, of course).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:21 AM (hYcqw)

82 [100 cromulent rule]

Posted by: The Duke of Ted at December 24, 2020 11:22 AM (ntg4m)

83 Good morning y'all!

Posted by: tbodie at December 24, 2020 11:22 AM (LkzOc)

84 I have a few jewish friends, they celebrate frigging everything. They have christmas trees, send christmas cards, etc. They totally throw themselves into the holidays.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2020 11:18 AM (9Om/r)

good part about it , no one is forcing them

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:22 AM (zr5Kq)

85 19...
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

...
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 11:07 AM (JKNZq)


There goes the TV!

Posted by: Flyover... at December 24, 2020 11:23 AM (Rbu5d)

86 Merry Christmas! I thought of you morons this morning because there was an otter running around the ice. It was unexpected, but not a surprise.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 24, 2020 11:24 AM (yKPAy)

87 Yes, forty years ago Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays just meant "happy Christmas to New Year's" and not a p.c. avoidance of using the C-words.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2020 11:24 AM (ab0zp)

88 57 I don't understand why they care about the pardons. We have governors in blue states releasing much more dangerous prisoners over Wuflu fears.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 11:17 AM (JKNZq)
=--------------------------------


We care about the pardons because they were given to people who should have never been convicted.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 24, 2020 11:24 AM (CZm2G)

89 Have a Jocose Winter Festivus comrades.

And Merry Christmas to the horde.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with extra America is DOOMED! at December 24, 2020 11:24 AM (L8ADy)

90
You have a fish monger? Fancy.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)


How do you mong a fish?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 24, 2020 11:24 AM (63Dwl)

91 Said Merry Christmas to the lady at the pharmacy this week and she seemed happy. Like everything else like this, only ridiculous progs are offended, and there are really not that many of them. It's just that they are lous and obnoxious while everyone else is just trying to go about their everyday lives.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:25 AM (2ccsC)

92 I got more Merry Christmas salutations from service workers this year than any year in the past decade.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 11:25 AM (2DOZq)

93 30...
Was it another "domestic disturbance"?
...
Posted by: Moonbeam at December 24, 2020 11:10 AM (qe5CM)

Wait, aren't social workers supposed to be responding to those calls, now?

Posted by: Flyover... at December 24, 2020 11:25 AM (Rbu5d)

94 It was three years ago but the last time I was downtown for dim sum Chinese food on Christmas Day, the staff all said "Merry Christmas".

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2020 11:26 AM (ab0zp)

95
How do you mong a fish?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
......

go to pornhub.. they got a video on it..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 24, 2020 11:26 AM (CjFDo)

96 I have no expectation that people wish me a Happy Hanukkah. I hide my horns, so there is no way for people to know that i am Jewish. And as I mentioned, America is still a Christian country, and really, Christmas has become enough of a secular tradition that "Merry Christmas" is a perfectly reasonable salutation.
So...Merry Christmas!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 11:15 AM (xT2tT)


I'm on board with this. I'd never feel awkward or be offended by "Merry Christmas", even from someone who knows I'm Jewish. It's a sincere wish.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 11:26 AM (t+qrx)

97 I always say Merry Christmas. When people say Happy Holidays, I respond with, Merry Christmas to you too!

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 11:27 AM (UUBmN)

98 How do you mong a fish?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 24, 2020 11:24 AM (63Dwl)

-------

You start from the head and work your way down.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:27 AM (fLVm1)

99 We have a little home custom. We read the first Chapter of the Gospel of John aloud on Christmas Eve.It focuses us on the meaning of it all.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 11:27 AM (bCLt0)

100 Merry Christmas, hogmartin!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:27 AM (2ccsC)

101 How do you mong a fish?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 24, 2020 11:24 AM


Flatfish, or round?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 24, 2020 11:27 AM (ejd/p)

102 Oh. Fishmonger.

Nevermind.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at December 24, 2020 11:28 AM (fLVm1)

103 Out here in flyover country, we don't have fish mongers.

Harrumph!

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 24, 2020 11:28 AM (ofYez)

104 Merry Christmas horde! Even you there in the back wearing pants.

I've seen more smiles and happy replies from people this year when I say Merry Christmas. I was never one to say happy holidays.

Posted by: Old Doc Beartooth at December 24, 2020 11:28 AM (vgGvZ)

105 Merry Christmas y'all!

Posted by: tbodie at December 24, 2020 11:28 AM (LkzOc)

106 How do you mong a fish?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Mongo Knows!

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at December 24, 2020 11:28 AM (gtatv)

107 Thank you, chique! Merry Christmas to you too.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 11:28 AM (t+qrx)

108 May Santa never find that criminal background report on you he ordered!
That restraining order expires soon anyway.


Dear Santa, I can explain...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (HaL55)

109 I have a few jewish friends, they celebrate frigging everything. They have christmas trees, send christmas cards, etc. They totally throw themselves into the holidays.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2020 11:18 AM

My Jewish relatives usually host the family holiday party the second weekend of December. They have a "Hanukkah Bush" which looks rather like a Christmas tree.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (yKPAy)

110 Greetings, beloved Horde!

May your Christmas be merry and bright!

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (ofYez)

111 Mongo Knows!
Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at December 24, 2020 11:28 AM (gtatv)


Mongo just a pawn in the game of life.

Posted by: Mongo at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (AiZBA)

112 I have a few jewish friends, they celebrate frigging everything. They have christmas trees, send christmas cards, etc. They totally throw themselves into the holidays.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2020 11:18 AM (9Om/r)
++++++++++
Many Jews do. My family never did the Christmas card thing, but we sometimes had a tree (usually when family was in town). It's because the Christmas season is pleasant and enjoyable and a big part of the culture over all. That's a good thing unless you're a pinch-faced scold who's offended for a living.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (hYcqw)

113 "Don't mention Jared Kushner's role in Mideast Peace talks."

That part seems like a big positive for Jarvanka ... but the Manhattan "liberals" still did more harm than good imo, other than giving Trump family comfort in the midst of the coup. And I'm guessing Trump's success in the ME agreements had more to do with Trump than Kushner.


The link from JJ this morning discussed other downsides to Jared and Ivanka, ending with Ivanka's presidential dreams. Unfortunately I can see Trump being influenced by what might help Ivanka pursue that path. The best path is four more years of Donald Trump and a stronger sovereign America.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (Cus5s)

114 Fish monger, fish monger,
Mong me some fish,
Catch me a catch,
Find me a piece of bass!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (ab0zp)

115 Merry Christmas to you CBD. Mostly lurker here but I'm on the blog every day and I truly want to thank Ace and all the COBs for what y'all do every day of the year. Merry Christmas everyone and here's hoping for a much better 2021. Have hope.

Posted by: The Cookie Man at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (7AlXk)

116 When I was a kid all our fish came out of a box and was shaped like a ruler.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (fLVm1)

117 The fact that's it being putatively done on my behalf as a Jew infuriates me. It does not make me feel more included, but more marginalized, less a part of my country and its traditions.


Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 24, 2020 11:17 AM (TRWjL)


Trust me, it isn't being done on our behalf. It is done to drive a wedge between America and religion.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (xT2tT)

118 May Santa never find that criminal background report on you he ordered!
That restraining order expires soon anyway.


Dear Santa, I can explain...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (HaL55)
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This is about the noodle incident, isn't it?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (Uhu8A)

119 If I know someone is Jewish I will wish them a Happy Hanukkah. They usually respond with Merry Christmas. That being said, I only know of 2 observant Jews around here.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 11:30 AM (UUBmN)

120
Mongo just a pawn in the game of life.
Posted by: Mongo

See! Mongo gets it!

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at December 24, 2020 11:30 AM (gtatv)

121 Merry Christmas, dmmt!

...and have a Happy fckng New Year!!

Posted by: Gumby & Pokey at December 24, 2020 11:31 AM (bRd0Q)

122 Trust me, it isn't being done on our behalf. It is done to drive a wedge between America and religion.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (xT2tT)
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Yeah, and to try to belittle and shame the dominant culture. If the dominant culture were Hinduism, all other things being equal, they'd try to get people to stop wishing others a good Diwali. It's about delegitimizing and devaluing religion and trying to make people ashamed of their faith because someone may not share it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:31 AM (hYcqw)

123 Merry Christmas, YD. As a Christian, speaking for myself, I am inextricably joined with the Jewish people.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 11:31 AM (bCLt0)

124 Hannukah commemorates the day when Antiochus Epiphanes got it in the shorts.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:32 AM (fLVm1)

125 Trust me, it isn't being done on our behalf. It is done to drive a wedge between America and religion.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (xT2tT)


I am not sure it started that way. Maybe the original thought was inclusion. But as all things, it has been abused to the point of marginalizing believers.

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:32 AM (zr5Kq)

126 Merry Christmas, CBD. And though I may whine about it occasionally, thanks for a hundred comments every day that don't make my blood boil.

Posted by: creeper at December 24, 2020 11:33 AM (XxJt1)

127 Merry Christmas, YD. As a Christian, speaking for myself, I am inextricably joined with the Jewish people.
Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 11:31 AM (bCLt0)
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I don't get the Jewish mistrust of Christians that some have. There were times, sure, where it it might have been justified. Not in my lifetime and for a goodly period before it, though. I think it might be that every Antisemite that an American Jew is likely to meet is going to be a Christian, but that is foolish reasoning - most people in this country are Christians, so it's an odds-on bet.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:34 AM (hYcqw)

128 Merry Hanakkah, CBD!

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:34 AM (WEBkv)

129 I am not sure it started that way. Maybe the original thought was inclusion. But as all things, it has been abused to the point of marginalizing believers.
Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:32 AM (zr5Kq)

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When I am emperor any fool who goes around with the word "inclusion" on his lips will be boiled in his own pudding a buried with a stake of sustainably-harvested holly through his heart.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:34 AM (fLVm1)

130 Berserker, this is for you:

https://tinyurl.com/y9w9tl2z

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 11:35 AM (t+qrx)

131 124 Hannukah commemorates the day when Antiochus Epiphanes got it in the shorts.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:32 AM (fLVm1)


Sounds like a great event to celebrate!

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 24, 2020 11:35 AM (ofYez)

132 Even a Roman emperor saw the light CBD.

Posted by: torabora at December 24, 2020 11:35 AM (WZZHk)

133 Bouno Natal amica

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 11:35 AM (rgJLI)

134 Holly Happy Days

Posted by: DB- just DB at December 24, 2020 11:35 AM (iTXRQ)

135 How do you mong a fish?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 24, 2020 11:24 AM (63Dwl)

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You start from the head and work your way down.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:27 AM (fLVm1)

For an extra $20 the fish will let you work your way back up too.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (oQ94s)

136 God bless us all, every one!

Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (4I/2K)

137 Whats the traditional Kwanzaa greeting?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (z3Wsk)

138 Hannukah commemorates the day when Antiochus Epiphanes got it in the shorts.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:32 AM (fLVm1)
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There were an awful lot of Antiochuses back in the day. In Josephus' "Jewish War", when describing the events leading up to the Roman occupation, he wrote, "At this point Antiochus died, and was succeeded by Antiochus." I'm not sure if that was deadpan humor, or what.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (Uhu8A)

139 When I am emperor any fool who goes around with the word "inclusion" on his lips will be boiled in his own pudding a buried with a stake of sustainably-harvested holly through his heart.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:34 AM (fLVm1)


"Inclusion", "Democracy", "Libertarianism". Bad words all.

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (zr5Kq)

140 Happy Harmonica!

Posted by: John Popper at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (ntg4m)

141 I think it might be that every Antisemite that an American Jew is likely to meet is going to be a Christian, but that is foolish reasoning - most people in this country are Christians, so it's an odds-on bet.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:34 AM (hYcqw)
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If someone claims to be a Christian, yet, is anti-Semitic, there's a problem, because we, as Christians, have been grafted into the vine.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (WEBkv)

142 Like everything else like this, only ridiculous progs are offended...

You need something that isn't cheerful at all. "Got the Plague yet?" might fit the bill.

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 11:37 AM (8DRUP)

143 There were an awful lot of Antiochuses back in the day. In Josephus' "Jewish War", when describing the events leading up to the Roman occupation, he wrote, "At this point Antiochus died, and was succeeded by Antiochus." I'm not sure if that was deadpan humor, or what.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (Uhu8A

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Don't get me started on Herods. Israel was lousy with them.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:37 AM (fLVm1)

144 Merry Christmas to all! I'm signing of for a few days to just enjoy them with the family. No need for anything rage inducing.

Posted by: InCali at December 24, 2020 11:37 AM (9AFWN)

145 Kwanzaa Greeting?

Lighted tyre around the neck?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 11:37 AM (rgJLI)

146 Whats the traditional Kwanzaa greeting?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (z3Wsk)
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Gunfire, followed by shivs.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:37 AM (WEBkv)

147 141

If someone claims to be a Christian, yet, is anti-Semitic, there's a problem, because we, as Christians, have been grafted into the vine.
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (WEBkv)

Good point.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 11:37 AM (bCLt0)

148 When I am emperor any fool who goes around with the word "inclusion" on his lips will be boiled in his own pudding a buried with a stake of sustainably-harvested holly through his heart.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:34 AM (fLVm1)
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That should be "gluten-free pudding", sir!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 24, 2020 11:37 AM (Uhu8A)

149
Whats the traditional Kwanzaa greeting?
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Don't disrespect me, bitch! [slap]

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2020 11:37 AM (ab0zp)

150 I don't get the Jewish mistrust of Christians that some have.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:34 AM (hYcqw)


I trust any Christian here in the Horde way more than I trust any of the Lexus-liberal commie faux-yids at the synagogue I used to go to.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 11:38 AM (t+qrx)

151 They care about the pardons because just as was done to Gen Flynn the Left wants to completely destroy anyone they have deemed to be a enemy.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 11:38 AM (Cxk7w)

152
Berserker, this is for you:



https://tinyurl.com/y9w9tl2z

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 11:35 AM (t+qrx)

That dude is insane.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2020 11:38 AM (9Om/r)

153 I like to mix it up, Merry Holidays or Happy Christmas, confuses them and gives me another step ahead in my ooda loop

Posted by: Jean at December 24, 2020 11:38 AM (Xih1H)

154 Every Jewish Holiday:

"They tried to kill us.
We lived.
Let's eat!"

written with a light heart.

Posted by: navybrat, quarantined at December 24, 2020 11:38 AM (w7KSn)

155 Monger? But I don't even know her!

Posted by: johnd01 - Office of the Humongous Elect at December 24, 2020 11:38 AM (TXvM3)

156 Herod the Great
Herod Archelaeus
Herod Antipas
Herod Agrippa

The family was the George Foremans of the Classical era.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:38 AM (fLVm1)

157 That dude is insane.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2020 11:38 AM (9Om/r)


Figures Santa would have a chain conversion.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (t+qrx)

158 I am not sure it started that way. Maybe the
original thought was inclusion.

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:32 AM (zr5Kq)

Then you have a more benign view of the world.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (xT2tT)

159 Whats the traditional Kwanzaa greeting?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby
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Merry Christmas!

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (UUBmN)

160 In Nigeria, Christians and Muslims (in the south at least) wishb each other Merry Christmas and Happy Ramadan. I don't know why some people in this country have a stick up their butt about it.

This is strictly anecdotal but sub Saharan Muslims seem to be happier and more accepting of other beliefs.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (y7DUB)

161 Fish monger, fish monger,
Mong me some fish,
Catch me a catch,
Find me a piece of bass!


Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2020 11:29 AM (ab0zp)

I said, Lord, take me downtown
I'm just lookin' for some sush

Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (4I/2K)

162 I think it might be that every Antisemite that an American Jew is likely to meet is going to be a Christian"
I
I give you Ilahn Omar.

I give you Louis Farrakhan.

one of the biggest of the Big Lies is that it's Christians who are against Jews.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (trdmm)

163

Merry Christmas, CBD...

Posted by: Zett at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (7vtxE)

164 138 Hannukah commemorates the day when Antiochus Epiphanes got it in the shorts.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:32 AM (fLVm1)
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There were an awful lot of Antiochuses back in the day. In Josephus' "Jewish War", when describing the events leading up to the Roman occupation, he wrote, "At this point Antiochus died, and was succeeded by Antiochus." I'm not sure if that was deadpan humor, or what.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea



Quite a few Herod's too.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (OY1Ar)

165 If someone claims to be a Christian, yet, is anti-Semitic, there's a problem, because we, as Christians, have been grafted into the vine.
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM
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Perhaps so. The point I am trying to make, though, is that just because you might meet a bigot (in fact, you will), it doesn't mean that everyone is bigoted or that the system is bigoted. It *could* be evidence of that, but it probably isn't. The odds are good that you just met a prick and if you generalize from there, you're likely drawing wrong conclusions.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (hYcqw)

166 Then you have a more benign view of the world.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (xT2tT)


My eternal optimism.

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (zr5Kq)

167 Herod the Great
Herod Archelaeus
Herod Antipas
Herod Agrippa

The family was the George Foremans of the Classical era.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:38 AM (fLVm1)
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Raising three kids, and running down the list before I got to the right name, makes me think George was on to something.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (WEBkv)

168
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:34 AM (hYcqw)


Only people I've encountered who don't like Christmas (other than government scolds) are some fundamentalist Christians. Some are downright hostile to it. You wish them a Merry Christmas tomorrow, and they'll say "It's Friday, thank you."

Or words to that effect. Because, hey, did you know Santa is a myth? And Jesus was NOT born on December 25?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (oQ94s)

169 Don't get me started on Herods. Israel was lousy with them.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:37 AM (fLVm1)
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Herod the Great, Herod Antipas, Herod Agrippa...yeah, it was a whole thing.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (Uhu8A)

170 Errr, ZettAI!

Posted by: Zettai at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (7vtxE)

171 I have a few jewish friends, they celebrate frigging everything. They
have christmas trees, send christmas cards, etc. They totally throw
themselves into the holidays.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2020 11:18 AM



One
of my uncle's best friends was Jewish. They had been friends since
their days in the Navy. (my uncle was in WWII and Korea). He and his
family used to come over to my uncle's home for Christmas and everyone
had a good time and IIRC we all would exchange gifts.They got together for just about everything from July 4 to Thanksgiving.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (6ooku)

172 I am not sure it started that way. Maybe the original thought was inclusion.

"I don't wish to offend with my sincerest good wishes for you, so I will offer a generic platitude which, honestly, means nothing to me or you."

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (1fg6a)

173 Indeed

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rats & RINO bastards at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (5DfsO)

174 In Roman occupied Israel it seemed you couldn't throw a rock without hitting a Herod.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (rgJLI)

175 This is about the noodle incident, isn't it?

It may have been about that little incident with the chain saw and the Brownie troop, I'm not sure. Barely worth mentioning anymore.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 11:41 AM (HaL55)

176 Merry Christmas y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at December 24, 2020 11:41 AM (6Pqz7)

177 I always viewed christmas as America's big fun year end bash/reward for slogging through another year. Yeah, probably not an traditional catholic view point, but it is me we're talking about here. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2020 11:41 AM (9Om/r)

178 Whats the traditional Kwanzaa greeting?
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Don't disrespect me, bitch! [slap]
Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2020 11:37 AM (ab0zp)

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Personally, I think the ritual Lighting of the Girlfriend is a lovely tradition.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:41 AM (fLVm1)

179 Just to watch Leftists heads explode is worth it

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 11:15 AM (Cxk7w)

Also Papodopolis... who seemingly was convicted of being a braggart.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 24, 2020 11:42 AM (946rW)

180 Errr, ZettAI!

Posted by: Zettai at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (7vtxE)

Heh...I was wondering about that.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 11:42 AM (xT2tT)

181 The odds are good that you just met a prick and if you generalize from there, you're likely drawing wrong conclusions.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:39 AM (hYcqw)
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I saw what you were saying, however, I thought it was a good place to point out where it is not possible to call oneself a Christian if one does not recognize the true root of Christianity.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:43 AM (WEBkv)

182 I appreciate the need for Pixy limiting comment length because of trolls, but 600 characters is small if you're quoting another post. If there's any chance of doubling it to 1,200, it would still limit the problem but not be so claustrophobic when quoting. I don't know what's possible or desirable, but figured I'd throw it out there for consideration.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:43 AM (hYcqw)

183 Speaking of Jewry. . . . . I've had an assful of Secular Jews. They've betrayed their history, their nation, their people, their covenants, their God. And they've infested Florida and the enterTAINTment biz to the point of liquid poison.

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rats & RINO bastards at December 24, 2020 11:43 AM (5DfsO)

184 If someone claims to be a Christian, yet, is anti-Semitic, there's a problem, because we, as Christians, have been grafted into the vine.
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (WEBkv)

Exactly this.

Which is why I don't understand Christian antisemitism of the past. It's like they skipped this part of the Bible where Paul spent at least an entire chapter saying, don't think you are better than Jews, we are the originals and you should be grateful to be grated in.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:43 AM (2ccsC)

185 Christmas Day the Mega Millions cash jackpot will be worth $269.7 million.

Boxing Day the Powerball cash jackpot will be worth $262.5 million.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 11:44 AM (rgJLI)

186 God bless us all, every one!
Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 11:36 AM (4I/2K)


God just called. He said no. Not everyone.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:44 AM (oQ94s)

187 I would love to read a contemporary debate between Hebrew and Greek philosophers.

Posted by: Jean at December 24, 2020 11:44 AM (Xih1H)

188 CBD--I hope you had a blessed Hanukkah, and I wish you the blessings of Christmas, as well.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 11:44 AM (PhTYi)

189 Well, off to do some last minute food buying what we swore we wouldn't have to do this Christmas Eve!! " Bread pudding stuff". Will pop in later, most likely. If I don't catch some of you, Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas!!!

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 11:44 AM (bCLt0)

190 Or words to that effect. Because, hey, did you know Santa is a myth? And Jesus was NOT born on December 25?
Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (oQ94s)

Wait. No Santa! Jesus was not born on 12/25/0000!

*runs from room crying*

Posted by: Old Doc Beartooth at December 24, 2020 11:45 AM (vgGvZ)

191 Anna ! How you been ?

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:45 AM (zr5Kq)

192 If there's any chance of doubling it to 1,200, it would still limit the problem but not be so claustrophobic when quoting. I don't know what's possible or desirable, but figured I'd throw it out there for consideration.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:43 AM (hYcq


I second this. Thank you to our Aceian overlords for freeing us from the troll, but if you would be so kind as to increase the character limit, we would be ever so grateful.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:45 AM (2ccsC)

193 Merry Christmas to the entire Horde.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (PhTYi)

194 187 I would love to read a contemporary debate between Hebrew and Greek philosophers.
Posted by: Jean at December 24, 2020 11:44 AM (Xih1H)

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Them Greek homos stole philosophy from the black Africans!

Posted by: Rev. Al Sharpton at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (fLVm1)

195 Major love to you, Horde!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (nakwk)

196 Which is why I don't understand Christian antisemitism of the past. It's like they skipped this part of the Bible where Paul spent at least an entire chapter saying, don't think you are better than Jews, we are the originals and you should be grateful to be grated in.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:43 AM (2ccsC

For an endless number of people over the centuries, Religion keeps ending up as the excuse for them doing what they always wanted to do anyways. I imagine it pisses God off to no end.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (trdmm)

197 {{{Insom}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (PhTYi)

198 Christmas isn't about the exact date Jesus was born, it about Jesus just being born, period.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (UUBmN)

199 I would love to read a contemporary debate between Hebrew and Greek philosophers.
Posted by: Jean

Sorry, this was the best I could do:
German vs Greek Philosophy soccer

https://youtu.be/LfduUFF_i1A?t=12

Posted by: Tonypete at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (Rvt88)

200 Which is why I don't understand Christian antisemitism of the past. It's like they skipped this part of the Bible where Paul spent at least an entire chapter saying, don't think you are better than Jews, we are the originals and you should be grateful to be grated in.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:43 AM (2ccsC)

Because it's tribal. People living in close proximity, not mixing with each other, and creating all kinds of hatred based on things that have nothing to do with religion.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (oQ94s)

201 I don't know what's possible or desirable, but figured I'd throw it out there for consideration.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 11:43 AM (hYcqw)
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Heh.

I ran into that problem when I responded to you.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (WEBkv)

202 Ya, I don't like the 600 character limit. I think it should be 350.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 24, 2020 11:47 AM (z3Wsk)

203 Because it's tribal. People living in close proximity, not mixing with each other, and creating all kinds of hatred based on things that have nothing to do with religion.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (oQ94s)

Like the Sharks and Jets.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 11:47 AM (nakwk)

204 I'm on my second round of being 29 and I don't know if my upbringing was particularly conventional or not. My father was a pastor and we kids all professed personal faith in Christ. We were taught to have a special regard for Jews as God's chosen people. We were raised on stories like "The Hiding Place" where Corrie Ten Boom and family members were sent to concentration camps for sheltering Jews from Nazis. The number one interest in international travel would be to see Israel. (My mom actually made the trip.)

To be continued

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 24, 2020 11:47 AM (ofYez)

205 Runner

Doing all right. Slept a lot. Debating whether to go into work, would have to override since not on schedule. Store closes at 6pm.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 11:47 AM (rgJLI)

206
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 11:38
I know I've said this before but a lot of people watch a heavy diet of WWII and Holocaust film where the bad guys are always of Christian descent. It's odd how those characters are never subject to "color blind casting". And then there are the alternative history programs where the white Christian types are still slaughtering everyone in sight. We Jews are still "fighting " WWII and "Never Forget" does not mean think ahead and look out for new threats.
My husband watches WWII fiction all the time, and thinks Islam is a very minor threat.

Posted by: CN at December 24, 2020 11:48 AM (ONvIw)

207 I second this. Thank you to our Aceian overlords for freeing us from the troll, but if you would be so kind as to increase the character limit, we would be ever so grateful.
Posted by: chique l'African
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Great, our character limit has been increase from 600 to 400. Thank you very much!!!///

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 11:48 AM (UUBmN)

208 Monkey must be on other side of door!

Merry Christmas, indeed CBD!

Making the sugar cookies wifey begs me NOT to make!

Merry Christmas to all.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at December 24, 2020 11:48 AM (n/szn)

209 Merry Christmas, everyone!

And I hope our brethren of the Hebraic persuasion also had a lovely Hanukkah!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, GED at December 24, 2020 11:48 AM (H3MF8)

210 Like the Sharks and Jets.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 11:47 AM (nakwk)


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See? This guy gets it.

Posted by: Danny Zucco at December 24, 2020 11:48 AM (fLVm1)

211 Merry Christmas, Ladyl!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:48 AM (2ccsC)

212 Great, our character limit has been increase from 600 to 400. Thank you very much!!!
Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 11:48 AM (UUBmN)
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Hah!

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:49 AM (WEBkv)

213 Dance fight!
*snaps*
*snaps*
*snaps*
*snaps*

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 11:49 AM (nakwk)

214 "Wishing my fish monger a Merry Christmas"

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Molly Malone at December 24, 2020 11:49 AM (Hswbs)

215 Or words to that effect. Because, hey, did you know Santa is a myth? And Jesus was NOT born on December 25?
Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (oQ94s)

Wait. No Santa! Jesus was not born on 12/25/0000!

*runs from room crying*
Posted by: Old Doc Beartooth at December 24, 2020 11:45 AM (vgGvZ)

There are quite obviously, many Christians who fear their God, more than they love Him.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:49 AM (oQ94s)

216 Great, our character limit has been increase from 600 to 400. Thank you very much!!!///
Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 11:48 AM (UUBmN)

LOL. Merry Christmas, lin-duh!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:49 AM (2ccsC)

217 Well, off to do some last minute food buying what we swore we wouldn't have to do this Christmas Eve!! " Bread pudding stuff". Will pop in later, most likely. If I don't catch some of you, Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas!!!
Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 11:44 AM (bCLt0)

I have to do same, but, hey the stores are open a few more hours, right? Plenty of time.... Merry Christmas, tubal!

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:49 AM (zr5Kq)

218 Tom Servo! How are you? Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (2ccsC)

219 very beautiful attraction in the Romanian industrial town of Turda - it's the old salt mine of Salina Turda, whose interior views are stunningly impressive


http://bit.ly/2BYrCg5

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (3P/5p)

220 {{{Chique}}}

Merry merry merry Christmas, beautiful lady!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (PhTYi)

221 Dance fight!
*snaps*
*snaps*
*snaps*
*snaps*
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 11:49 AM (nakwk)
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It's on!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (Uhu8A)

222 May we have a Christmas mitzvah that frees us from the wasterls and scoundrels of the Uniparty on the Potomac.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (rgJLI)

223 197 {{{Insom}}}
Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (PhTYi)

{{{Ladyl}}}

Did you get everyone rounded up and whipped into shape? Did you have to wave the gun around?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (nakwk)

224 There are quite obviously, many Christians who fear their God, more than they love Him.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:49 AM (oQ94s)
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Wisdom has to start somewhere.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (WEBkv)

225 Hanukkah, and the overthrow of Antiochus Epiphanies by the Maccabee's is truly an inspirational story, one we could learn some lessons from today. One especially is something that some people have considered "problematic" over the years, which may be why the entire story isn't told too often; when the Maccabees first rose against their oppressors, the first thing they did was to kill all of their fellow Jews who were collaborating with them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (trdmm)

226 Merry Christmas to you too chique!

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (UUBmN)

227 204 I have attended hundreds of churches and I've had hundreds of Christian friends, and I have never heard a speck of anti-semitism from any of them.

The people I've encountered who are anti-semites were all leftist atheists. Every single one.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (ofYez)

228 A merry trumpet Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfodl1g_ibY

Posted by: navybrat, quarantined at December 24, 2020 11:51 AM (w7KSn)

229 Doing all right. Slept a lot. Debating whether to go into work, would have to override since not on schedule. Store closes at 6pm.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 11:47 AM (rgJLI)

Stay home !

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:51 AM (zr5Kq)

230 Merry Christmas CBD!
I appreciate all that you do here.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 11:51 AM (axyOa)

231 ery beautiful attraction in the Romanian industrial town of Turda - it's the old salt mine of Salina Turda, whose interior views are stunningly impressive


http://bit.ly/2BYrCg5


Unfortunate name, but that's beautiful.

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 11:52 AM (4EIFd)

232
Did you get everyone rounded up and whipped into shape? Did you have to wave the gun around?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (nakwk)


My family has turned into a bunch of lazy-asses!

I got my pregnant daughter to do one mile before she got too winded.

I was ready for a five-miler...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 11:52 AM (PhTYi)

233 Merry Christmas to all.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 11:52 AM (lgiXo)

234 219 very beautiful attraction in the Romanian industrial town of Turda - it's the old salt mine of Salina Turda, whose interior views are stunningly impressive

http://bit.ly/2BYrCg5
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (3P/5p)

That's amazing! But I'm glad I don't have a mailing address on Turda Street.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 24, 2020 11:53 AM (trdmm)

235 Because it's tribal. People living in close proximity, not mixing with each other, and creating all kinds of hatred based on things that have nothing to do with religion.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:46 AM (oQ94s)

Like the Sharks and Jets.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 11:47 AM (nakwk)

Mostly, yeah. But I don't think they had sharks OR jets in Russia, Germany, Poland, etc.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:54 AM (oQ94s)

236 Merry Christmas to everyone here! I found this place after election day and it has been a treasure for me to find a collection of sane, rational, thoughtful, smart and serious people. God bless you all.

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 24, 2020 11:54 AM (pcsoT)

237 The only reason the MFM cares about Presidential Pardons is because it was done by the enemy Trump. Biden will be able to open the jail house doors all he wants, no problem...Kamala will pardon all the drug dealers she put in jail, when she steps into the oval office, removes the Biden family pictures, and puts Willie Browns picture on the stand behind the desk.

Posted by: Colin at December 24, 2020 11:54 AM (7YeSG)

238 So. Nurse R heads to SoCal to see her Marine son and now Camp Pendleton is pending an evacuation due to fires.

Must of been a hell of a party!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 11:54 AM (axyOa)

239 That's amazing! But I'm glad I don't have a mailing address on Turda Street.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 24, 2020 11:53 AM (trdmm)
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Or live at the intersection of Turda and Punchbowl.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (Uhu8A)

240 Dance fight? I'm in!

*Throws out back*
*Falls to floor*
*Breaks hip*

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (kTF2Z)

241 Just finished up breakfast/brunch. Homemade hashbrowns, sausage and an egg over easy with OJ and Coffee. It's 25 degrees outside and it's expected to get colder as the day goes on.

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas.

Here at the Martini Farm we're not despondent. We're biding our time. Polishing lead.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (3H9h1)

242 The people I've encountered who are anti-semites were all leftist atheists. Every single one.
Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (ofYez)

Definitely, today that is true. The left has embraced antisemitism. The only others are fringe white supremacists, who no one cares about because they are few and are largely powerless specks.

But the church does have a history of antisemitism, which thankfully, it seems we are largely over. (Except perhaps for progressive "churches".) It certainly contravened Scripture and was just another example of humans being sucky.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (2ccsC)

243 Site functionality is in the toilet. No longer even worth trying to post.

Yeah, I know I won't be missed. I get that.

Posted by: elmo at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (Jig0m)

244 215 There are quite obviously, many Christians who fear their God, more than they love Him.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:49 AM (oQ94s)

Shouldn't one fear their Father?

Posted by: Allie at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (vmRc0)

245 How would you like to celebrate Mass in a Church carved into a grotto because the Archangel Michael said so?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycxejdbj

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (rgJLI)

246 > very beautiful attraction in the Romanian industrial town of Turda


that's pretty cool- looks like a set from Star Trek or something

Posted by: DB- just DB at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (iTXRQ)

247 Even though I'm NOT in a Christmas mood this year, I have enjoyed LOUDLY Proclaiming Merry Christmas to everyone I see.

And the RELIEF I see on their faces, when I say it FIRST, is both commonplace, and disturbing.

I always get a big smile afterwards.

Posted by: Mr. Burns at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (oHd/0)

248 Merry Christmas Chique! I've actually got almost all of my food buying for tomorrow and other errands done, and it's not even noon yet! Usually I'm way behind on Christmas Eve. (that's why I can sit down and fool around here!)

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 24, 2020 11:56 AM (trdmm)

249 And even to all of you Morons, who never pass up an opportunity to give the cobloggers (and even Ace) a ration of shit..
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This is about the maple syrup, isn't it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 11:56 AM (bk3Sg)

250 Dance fight? I'm in!

*Throws out back*
*Falls to floor*
*Breaks hip*
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (kTF2Z)
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And that was just getting up out of the chair!

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 11:56 AM (WEBkv)

251 Merry Christmas from an Orthodox Jew

Posted by: avi at December 24, 2020 11:57 AM (dHrq/)

252 Say Merry Christmas for spite. With a big smile

Posted by: Jewel Atkins at December 24, 2020 11:57 AM (E2snA)

253
My family has turned into a bunch of lazy-asses!

I got my pregnant daughter to do one mile before she got too winded.

I was ready for a five-miler...
Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 11:52 AM (PhTYi)

It is fitting that the border collie is your spirit animal.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:57 AM (2ccsC)

254 As we discovered on the ONT, one thing that unites us all is that we can agree that there are certain Christmas songs that are absolutely execrable, no matter what religion you follow.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 11:57 AM (t+qrx)

255 244 215 There are quite obviously, many Christians who fear their God, more than they love Him.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:49 AM (oQ94s)

Shouldn't one fear their Father?
Posted by: Allie at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (vmRc0)

Is Fear a component of Respect? I actually have to think on that one a bit, because every person I've ever REALLY earned my respect, had the power to hurt me in some manner.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 24, 2020 11:57 AM (oHd/0)

256 243 Site functionality is in the toilet. No longer even worth trying to post.

Yeah, I know I won't be missed. I get that.
Posted by: elmo at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (Jig0m)

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Wow, that's a nice rendition of the Charlie Brown Christmas vibe. Be sure to pick up your complimentary holiday rock at the cashier's cage before you leave.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 24, 2020 11:57 AM (fLVm1)

257 Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (3P/5p)

That's amazing! But I'm glad I don't have a mailing address on Turda Street.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 24, 2020 11:53 AM (trdmm)

Hello, the name's Crapper. Dick Crapper. I'd like to talk to you about insurance and insurance related products. My office is on Turda street, in the town of Turda.

Posted by: Least Popular Guy At Parties at December 24, 2020 11:57 AM (oQ94s)

258 So. Nurse R heads to SoCal to see her Marine son and now Camp Pendleton is pending an evacuation due to fires.



Must of been a hell of a party!!!



Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 11:54 AM (axyOa)


Their heads are like footballs. They think they're gonna die! Wasn't that a party!

Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 11:58 AM (4I/2K)

259 I'm going to have coffee, address a couple of envelopes and then see if I can shovel my car out of the garage.
The challenge will be the relatively short distance from my garage to the street. There is a possibility I could get high pointed, which would seriously disrupt my plans for the day.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 11:58 AM (lgiXo)

260 This is about the maple syrup, isn't it?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 11:56 AM (bk3Sg)


S...V....

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:58 AM (zr5Kq)

261 There is about a week per year when I wish I drove a truck. This is one of them.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 11:58 AM (lgiXo)

262 Shouldn't one fear their Father?
Posted by: Allie at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (vmRc0)


There's a fine line between fear of disappointing and respect.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 24, 2020 11:58 AM (y7DUB)

263 Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 24, 2020 11:50 AM (3P/5p)

Fascinating. I learned shortly after I started this job a few years ago, that all old original Wills are stored in different salt mines.

https://www.rileycountyks.gov/
425/Salt-Mines

Posted by: Infidel at December 24, 2020 11:59 AM (ImqD9)

264 If it isn't shelves, it's maple syrup...

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 11:59 AM (rgJLI)

265
Merry Christmas, All.
I agree w/ CBD, so I'll (almost) borrow his words:

As a Jew, very few things make me happier about living in a Christian country than the Christmas season in America. I adore its religious meaning, the glorious music, the cheerful
lights and decorations, and the effort that so many people make to be happier and kinder and more invested in their fellow man
makes me smile.


Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas is a joy. And, if you say "Happy Holidays"
to me, I'll say Merry Christmas back.

Posted by: AppleBetty at December 24, 2020 11:59 AM (iRVUe)

266 Thank you to our Aceian overlords for freeing us from the troll, but if you would be so kind as to increase the character limit, we would be ever so grateful.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:45 AM


Nonsense! It should be at least 2,000! 600 is pathetic!

Posted by: The Golden Scalp Weasel at December 24, 2020 11:59 AM (ejd/p)

267 There is a possibility I could get high pointed, which would seriously disrupt my plans for the day.
Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 11:58 AM (lgiXo)


*nods approvingly

Rum Toddies ?

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:59 AM (zr5Kq)

268 There are quite obviously, many Christians who fear their God, more than they love Him.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:49 AM (oQ94s)

Shouldn't one fear their Father?
Posted by: Allie at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (vmRc0)

Re-read what I said.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 12:00 PM (oQ94s)

269 Merry Christmas to CBD and the rest of the Horde!!!

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 24, 2020 12:00 PM (Oq/TM)

270 Or words to that effect. Because, hey, did you know Santa is a myth? And Jesus was NOT born on December 25?
Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (oQ94s)


Sounds like Jehovah's Witnesses. Who are only Christian if Jesus is really the archangel Michael.

They've made up their own Jesus, so that makes it tough to be a Christian since it's all about having a relationship with a real Person.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 24, 2020 12:00 PM (ofYez)

271 I have to do same, but, hey the stores are open a few more hours, right? Plenty of time.... Merry Christmas, tubal!
Posted by: runner
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My thoughts exactly. Time enough for a nice nap.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 12:00 PM (GBHAb)

272
Their heads are like footballs. They think they're gonna die! Wasn't that a party!


Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 11:58 AM (4I/2K)


Might of been the whiskey...
Might of been the gin...

Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 12:00 PM (axyOa)

273 Site functionality is in the toilet. No longer even worth trying to post.



Yeah, I know I won't be missed. I get that.



Posted by: elmo at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (Jig0m)

Wrong-o-rino, elmo. Stay.

Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 12:01 PM (4I/2K)

274 Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas is a joy. And, if you say "Happy Holidays"
to me, I'll say Merry Christmas back.
Posted by: AppleBetty at December 24, 2020 11:59 AM (iRVUe)
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I recently had a gal at Lowes wish me a "blessed day" I laughed and told her I'd even more subversive and then wished her a "Merry Christmas."

She laughed.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 12:01 PM (WEBkv)

275 Merry Christmas all!

Yeah, to libs (like most of my idiot family), life is always a zero-sum gain, no matter the topic. When I asked for any dietary adjustments for my annual holiday gift package, half of them minced, "Oh, donate to food bank instead", as if less of one means more for the other. I have the means to do both, and I have done so, my whole life. So in their view, wishing Merry Christmas means you DON'T wish them any other variety of holiday or seasonal joy.

Idiots.

For the record, I sent them all a holiday gift package, like I always do, AND upped my charitable contributions, like I always do, this time of year.

Posted by: goatexchange at December 24, 2020 12:01 PM (HgBj4)

276

tubal, God put John's Gospel on my heart this morning. Been reading that between a couple of quick looks in here and a much needed, but probably too short, nap.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.
In Him was life ; and the life was the light of men.

Verse 14 gives us His birth.

And yes, all who have Yeshua, the Messiah, living in their heart, have God who was born a man of the seed of Abraham, living in their heart.

Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 24, 2020 12:01 PM (W8e/N)

277 If it isn't shelves, it's maple syrup...
Posted by: Anna Puma
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*cough* Zappa *cough*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 12:02 PM (GBHAb)

278 The troll hasn't stopped trying, you know. It's just that the repeated posts are short enough that you can just skip past them.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 12:02 PM (JKNZq)

279 This is about the maple syrup, isn't it?


It's the gift that keeps on givin', Clark.

Posted by: Cousin Eddie at December 24, 2020 12:02 PM (W4eKo)

280 Merry Christmas to all and to all many many good nights.
May the Light of the World give us all Hope and Peace.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 24, 2020 12:02 PM (r+sAi)

281 If it isn't shelves, it's maple syrup...
Posted by: Anna Puma
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*cough* ottoman *cough*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 12:02 PM (GBHAb)

282 Yeah. Cause mother's never remember the day their first-born son is born.

Posted by: JAS, former commenter at December 24, 2020 12:03 PM (JVCkA)

283 Merry Christmas to all! Ace. CoBs. Horde.

Going nowhere tomorrow. No kids. No grandkids. Just me, the XO, and two cats. This has happened only once before, about ten years ago when it snowed twelve inches or so Christmas Eve and nobody could get out of their driveway. I dropped off the two youngest grandkids' presents Tuesday and talked to sil for a while. He suggested that we have a summer get together to make up for losing all the holidays the year. Sounds good to me.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at December 24, 2020 12:03 PM (hfuUh)

284 I think Mike Hammer had better see a doctor....

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 12:03 PM (rgJLI)

285 I see your Turda salt mine and raise you the Wieliczka salt mine in Poland: https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybjmx5r4

Posted by: The REAL POTUS Xi Jinping at December 24, 2020 12:03 PM (RGRIY)

286 Dance fight? I'm in!

*Throws out back*
*Falls to floor*
*Breaks hip*
Posted by: Duke Lowell



You put your left hip in
You put your left hip out.
Yu put your left him in,
And you shake it all about!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 12:04 PM (axyOa)

287 I think the right answer to "how do you mong a fish?" is "enthusiastically."

Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 24, 2020 12:04 PM (7o4Oo)

288 Fire at Camp Pendleton? I did see a "red flag" warning for Orange County (dry weather, fire hazard) yesterday. Odd weather. Overcast, cool-ish, but dry enough for fires. At Christmas.

Rain, like normal restaurants, bars, or breweries, is a vague memory at this point. April?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 24, 2020 12:04 PM (OTzUX)

289 If it isn't shelves, it's maple syrup...
Posted by: Anna Puma
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*cough* ottoman *cough*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 12:02 PM (GBHAb)
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*coughing attack* Sarah Jessica Parker introducing Michelle in those awful boots *wheeze*

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 12:04 PM (WEBkv)

290 262 Shouldn't one fear their Father?
Posted by: Allie at December 24, 2020 11:55 AM (vmRc0)

There's a fine line between fear of disappointing and respect.
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 24, 2020 11:58 AM (y7DUB)

What about sheer trembling cowering terror?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:04 PM (nakwk)

291 255 Is Fear a component of Respect? I actually have to think on that one a bit, because every person I've ever REALLY earned my respect, had the power to hurt me in some manner.
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 24, 2020 11:57 AM (oHd/0)

I'm not sure. It's that fine line between discipline and abuse.

And if it gets the desired result, who'll call it out as abuse?

Posted by: Allie at December 24, 2020 12:04 PM (vmRc0)

292 Merry lurking Christmas!

Posted by: Alisa at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (u4ozy)

293 Anna: Sounds very cool! Thanks for the link.

Posted by: President-elect Iris at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (0MnEQ)

294 Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 11:40 AM (oQ94s)

Sounds like Jehovah's Witnesses. Who are only Christian if Jesus is really the archangel Michael.

They've made up their own Jesus, so that makes it tough to be a Christian since it's all about having a relationship with a real Person.
Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 24, 2020 12:00 PM (ofYez)

I'm not as familiar with JWs as I am fundamentalists.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (oQ94s)

295 I think BurtTC is basically saying some people are scared of God and neglect to love him.

Fear of God (which I don't interpret as being frightened of him since every angelic appearance began with Fear not) should be accompanied by love for him. He is our Father who actually loves us. In fact, the first and greatest commandment is to love Him.

I think a lot of people struggle with accepting God loves them. I understand why but it's really great once you understand he does.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (2ccsC)

296 CBD has a fish monger??

Luxury!!!

Posted by: rhomboid at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (OTzUX)

297 You put your left hip in
You put your left hip out.
Yu put your left him in,
And you shake it all about!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 12:04 PM (axyOa)

You get the hip replacement
And you shake it all about
That's what it's all about

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (nakwk)

298 What about sheer trembling cowering terror?

Pretty sure Stalin is still dead.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (rgJLI)

299 It's fun to see a muslim wish a hindu a Merry Christmas. Or any two non-Christians. I've seen it often enough, in various permutations. None of that crummy "Happy Holidays" crap.

It's a Holiday for all. Even if you're not down with the Main Man, it's still an occasion for joy and happiness for everybody.

Which, I am sure, makes the Main Main happy enough for at least the time being.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (6FeV1)

300 I think Mike Hammer had better see a doctor....
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Guy told to wait until the coughing stopped to come in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 12:06 PM (830x5)

301 Merry Christmas, Alisa!

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 24, 2020 12:06 PM (ofYez)

302 Over Christmas dinner, as people are filling their plates, I read from the gospel of Luke. I always get choked up on "Fear not, for I bring you good tidings of great joy! For unto you this day in the city of David is born a savior, which is Christ the Lord."

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 24, 2020 12:06 PM (kTF2Z)

303 And if it gets the desired result, who'll call it out as abuse?
Posted by: Allie at December 24, 2020 12:04 PM (vmRc0)

Treason doth never prosper
What's the reason?
When treason doth prosper
None dare call it treason!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:06 PM (nakwk)

304 You are welcome Iris.

Got to briefly visit it as a tourist when the USAF sent me TDY to Italy one time. But not during Mass alas.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 12:07 PM (rgJLI)

305 Merry Christmas!

I had the distinct honor of being able to send a pittance toward Ace and CutJibNewsletter today.

(Also, I identify as Francis from Stripes more with each passing moment.)

Posted by: Pakistani Gender Studies One Horse Pony at December 24, 2020 12:07 PM (jV+aN)

306 What's a fish monger?

$20 bucks. Same as in town.

Posted by: Trog04 at December 24, 2020 12:07 PM (wfZwW)

307 Which, I am sure, makes the Main Main happy enough for at least the time being.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (6FeV1)


Does Fang Fang make Main Main happy too?
Has anybody told Moon Moon?

Posted by: clutch cargo now with extra America is DOOMED! at December 24, 2020 12:07 PM (L8ADy)

308 I'm saving the Merry Christmases until, you know, Christmas. But a Happy Christmas Eve to all and sundry!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:07 PM (nakwk)

309 A good father shouldn't be feared.

The fear should be for the Universe knocking you on the head for being a dumbass and not listening to your father.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:08 PM (6FeV1)

310 Oh, are we subtly bringing up ways Ace might retaliate for us givin' him the business?

*cough* *cough* naked bodypainted Spider-Man *haaaaaack* *cough*

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, GED at December 24, 2020 12:08 PM (H3MF8)

311 307 Which, I am sure, makes the Main Main happy enough for at least the time being.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (6FeV1)

Does Fang Fang make Main Main happy too?
Has anybody told Moon Moon?
Posted by: clutch cargo now with extra America is DOOMED! at December 24, 2020 12:07 PM (L8ADy)

Crap crap.

Typo typo.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:08 PM (6FeV1)

312 Anna Puma, you seem to be recovering/have recovered nicely. I'm very glad. Merry Christmas!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 12:08 PM (2ccsC)

313 Merry Christmas!!!!!!!
Time to get outside and enjoy this beautiful day. More tweaking on my old compound bow. Can't afford a new one just yet.
Okay. After reading that I giggled a bit.

Posted by: TwentytwoLR at December 24, 2020 12:09 PM (otGw4)

314 Kids singing Away in the Manger

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

And for those Christians and Jews

The Christmas version of O Come, Emmanuel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugV6QGcafEE

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at December 24, 2020 12:09 PM (EMi53)

315 Yes, good to see you, Anna!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, GED at December 24, 2020 12:09 PM (H3MF8)

316 I think a lot of people struggle with accepting God loves them. I understand why but it's really great once you understand he does.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (2ccsC)

Thanks, like I said I think that's obvious. That some struggle with the fear/love dynamic.

But it's hard to communicate full thoughts about such things in 600 characters or less.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 12:09 PM (oQ94s)

317 Crap crap.

Typo typo.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:08 PM (6FeV1)


We know, but if I didn't do it somebody else would have!

Posted by: clutch cargo now with extra America is DOOMED! at December 24, 2020 12:09 PM (L8ADy)

318 When Father God takes off the belt to his robe as he's trodding up the stairs, you know you're in for it.

Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 12:09 PM (4I/2K)

319 295 Fear of God (which I don't interpret as being frightened of him since every angelic appearance began with Fear not) should be accompanied by love for him. He is our Father who actually loves us. In fact, the first and greatest commandment is to love Him.

I think a lot of people struggle with accepting God loves them. I understand why but it's really great once you understand he does.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin')

It may be more Fear of Responsibility (towards God) than it is anything else.

Posted by: Allie at December 24, 2020 12:10 PM (vmRc0)

320 Thanks everyone for the well wishes.

Am feeling better.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 12:10 PM (rgJLI)

321 Saw a video on fb of a Muslim arguing with a British health official and exhorting his people on he street not to take the vaccination. I can't say I agreed with his claims that pig's innards are used to make the vaccine, but his charge that "none of you care" (along with the rest of his anti-authoritarian spiel) was spot-on.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 24, 2020 12:10 PM (H8QX8)

322 Also the salt mines are amazing.

Posted by: President-elect Iris at December 24, 2020 12:10 PM (0MnEQ)

323 {{{PW!!!}}}

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 24, 2020 12:10 PM (ofYez)

324 Hi, Emmie!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, GED at December 24, 2020 12:10 PM (H3MF8)

325 254 As we discovered on the ONT, one thing that unites us all is that we can agree that there are certain Christmas songs that are absolutely execrable, no matter what religion you follow.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 11:57 AM (t+qrx)


The modern ones...

Posted by: Flyover... at December 24, 2020 12:11 PM (Rbu5d)

326 When Father God takes off the belt to his robe as he's trodding up the stairs, you know you're in for it.
Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 12:09 PM (4I/2K)


Funny that - I was just picturing God in a wife beater, cigarette dangling from his lower lip pulling off his belt.

"This is going to hurt me more than..."

Posted by: clutch cargo now with extra America is DOOMED! at December 24, 2020 12:11 PM (L8ADy)

327 "belt off the robe"

"going upstairs"

Joey Bidet checking up on Hunter?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 12:11 PM (rgJLI)

328
Site functionality is in the toilet. No longer even worth trying to post.

cereal?

I don't know what kind of whiz-bang boo-ship you're trying to post to claim the "functionality is in the toilet"

there's a character limit. so what?

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 24, 2020 12:12 PM (p/W7h)

329 Joey Bidet checking up on Hunter?
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 12:11 PM (rgJLI)


Must be, the dog sleeps outside.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with extra America is DOOMED! at December 24, 2020 12:12 PM (L8ADy)

330 I see your Turda salt mine and raise you the Wieliczka salt mine in Poland: https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybjmx5r4

Very cool. Makes me wonder, though- why would you stop? If you carve a chapel, how do you know you aren't leaving a billion tons of salt on the table?

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 12:13 PM (jacU8)

331
I'm not as familiar with JWs as I am fundamentalists.
Posted by: BurtTC
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Ah, that reminds me...(cues up FBC Radio)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 12:13 PM (bk3Sg)

332 When treason doth prosper
None dare call it treason!
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:06 PM (nakwk)

Where we are right now.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 24, 2020 12:13 PM (H8QX8)

333 Have the lefties been going on about Jesus was an illegal immigrant, or a refugee?
They pretty much do that every year but I have noticed so far this year.

Oh and Time Magazine usually does an annual "was there a historical figure called Jesus" article.
I don't miss them if they haven't appeared.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 12:13 PM (lgiXo)

334 326 When Father God takes off the belt to his robe as he's trodding up the stairs, you know you're in for it.
Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 12:09 PM (4I/2K)

Funny that - I was just picturing God in a wife beater, cigarette dangling from his lower lip pulling off his belt.

"This is going to hurt me more than..."
Posted by: clutch cargo now with extra America is DOOMED! at December 24, 2020 12:11 PM (L8ADy)

Stained wife-beater. Scratching an incipient pot belly. Kicking empty beer cans out of the way as he crosses the floor of the doublewide.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:13 PM (nakwk)

335

I gots 100 quatloos that says that 80% of the commentors here would have never even noticed the character limit, had it not been bitched & moaned about ad nauseam

do this: go back and look at the comments from any post from last week and put an eyeball on the length of the bulk of the comments. notice anything? they're all relatively short, a couple of lines...300-400 characters

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 24, 2020 12:13 PM (p/W7h)

336 There are different kinds of fear, i guess.

There is the fear of getting hurt, or punished, or of something going awry. Then there is the fear of the incomprehensible, the fear of disorientation, of not knowing what is going on.

I think the "Fear not" of divine/angelic manifestations is to allay the second kind. Almost like a nicer version of a Lovecraftian horror... to look directly upon the transcendent would have to be unsettling and shocking at first, unless you are pretty darn saintly yourself.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:14 PM (6FeV1)

337 A good father shouldn't be feared.

The fear should be for the Universe knocking you on the head for being a dumbass and not listening to your father.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:08 PM (6FeV1)

Except we are all sinners, and the points at which we stray, it's natural to have some fear. Probably a more mature response though, if I fear having disappointed him, rather than fearing his punishment.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 12:14 PM (oQ94s)

338 SCOTUS is slow walking Trumps PA filing. They have to make a decision on it on the 22nd of January. This after asking to expedite it.

Posted by: vyx at December 24, 2020 12:14 PM (ZCiJZ)

339 320 Thanks everyone for the well wishes.

Am feeling better.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 24, 2020 12:10 PM (rgJLI)

That's great! Did you opt for the bioware heart replacement?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:14 PM (nakwk)

340 FBC play list for past 15 min,
And playlist for the last 15 minutes:
12:06 O Little Town of Bethlehem
12:02 The First Noel/Away in a Manger/Silent Night
12:02 Station ID
12:01 Christmas Eve Service This Evening Promo
11:59 O Little One Sweet
11:57 Christians, Awake
11:52 A Child This Day Is Born
11:50 As with Gladness, Men of Old

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 12:14 PM (bk3Sg)

341 The comments... they just keep going and going and going...

The text limit can't be enlarged. Pixy's four-bit systems only go up to 640.

Gotta get ready to go to BigTown where we'll be at Mom's for a couple of nights. Small Christmas dinner planned, same local group we had for Thanksgiving.

No masks and true social-distancing-appropriate hugs required.

Merry Christmas Eve to y'all and to y'all a good afternoon.

Posted by: mindful webworker
Ghost of Christmas Webworks Past
at December 24, 2020 12:14 PM (L6lkG)

342 I'm working a half day today. I'm halfway through that. Things are quiet. I'm enjoying a beer and the fine company of The Horde.

I'm having a very nice Christmas Eve, all told.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, GED at December 24, 2020 12:15 PM (H3MF8)

343 Right back at you, CBD

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Fopps News Sucks at December 24, 2020 12:15 PM (i2Z6U)

344 Merry Christmas everyone. Two neighbors brought us cookies. So I made extra chex mix to give to them, cuz my baking isn't great and my patience and free time to bake just aint there.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 24, 2020 12:15 PM (zcKJv)

345 338 SCOTUS is slow walking Trumps PA filing. They have to make a decision on it on the 22nd of January. This after asking to expedite it.
Posted by: vyx at December 24, 2020 12:14 PM (ZCiJZ)

Roberts is an "Obama Judge"

Posted by: CN at December 24, 2020 12:16 PM (ONvIw)

346 Posted by: rhomboid at December 24, 2020 12:05 PM (OTzUX)

Local family. They got crushed when Wuhan Flu hit and the restaurants closed (big wholesale business). So I stopped buying seafood from anywhere else and spent my money there. They cut back on their employee's hours but gave everyone at least a few hours each week. I thought that was decent of them.

They seem to have recovered well, and their Christmas retail business is going well.

And they are really nice people. It was a pleasure doing my little bit to keep them around.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 12:16 PM (xT2tT)

347
Rain, like normal restaurants, bars, or breweries, is a vague memory at this point. April?
Posted by: rhomboid


I will make it rain in my first hundred days.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 24, 2020 12:16 PM (63Dwl)

348 It's interesting trying to define the fear of God. I tend to think of it as an intense reverence, acknowledging the transcendence of God as well as his other attributes, and respecting his law, knowing he is the Judge.

If it meant cowering fear, I don't think we would have this in the Bible:

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Heb 4:16)

By the way, I have to say I am grateful for a place where we can also have theological discussions (which I enjoy) in the midst of other topics.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland (show/me/themoney) at December 24, 2020 12:17 PM (9hauA)

349 I need to send my wife's death certificate to an investment company but it isn't where I thought it was.
I hope they except a photocopy of the original duly certified certificate.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 12:17 PM (lgiXo)

350 "If someone claims to be a Christian, yet, is anti-Semitic, there's a
problem, because we, as Christians, have been grafted into the vine."

the theology I hear behind that ... "he who hath the son hat life, he who hath not the son hath not life" ... or "no man comes to the Father but by me".


But that is a "spirit of sonship" special Christian thing, imo there is still a Resurrection of the Just (and of the unjust). So same rules apply, "Just Jews" today are in the good resurrection, same as OT rules/law, and that ain't bad. There are plenty of fake and/or secular Jews and Christians. My summary is that good people that don't truly, deep in the heart, become Christian, still can be in the Resurrection of the Just ... by being "just".

Posted by: illiniwek at December 24, 2020 12:17 PM (Cus5s)

351 early Merry Christmas, all!

and to those that haven't been here much, good thoughts for happy times for all of you. JS, Zod, Dave in Florida, Zombie, Tami, Vendette, Gingy, Gushka, Beebs, Tami/Thor, et al.

Posted by: old chick at December 24, 2020 12:18 PM (sOete)

352 O holy night

The stars are brightly shining

It is the night of our dear Savior's birth

Long lay the world in sin and error pining

Till he appeared and the soul felt it's worth

Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 12:18 PM (4I/2K)

353 The thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices

For yonder brinks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees

Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 12:19 PM (4I/2K)

354 Why don't you gift yourself with English lessons, unnamed troll.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 12:19 PM (lgiXo)

355 338 SCOTUS is slow walking Trumps PA filing. They have to make a decision on it on the 22nd of January. This after asking to expedite it.
Posted by: vyx at December 24, 2020 12:14 PM (ZCiJZ)

They're doing everything they can to avoid the question of election fraud, and yet they're making good, solid rulings on everything else that comes up before them.

It's like the justices actually want the Democrats to take absolute power and pack the court until they're just faces in a big crowd.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, GED at December 24, 2020 12:19 PM (H3MF8)

356
SCOTUS is slow walking Trumps PA filing. They have to make a decision on
it on the 22nd of January. This after asking to expedite it.


Posted by: vyx at December 24, 2020 12:14 PM (ZCiJZ)

I want to see mofos slow walked to the guillotine.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2020 12:19 PM (9Om/r)

357 354 The thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices

For yonder brinks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees
Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 12:19 PM (4I/2K)

And feeeel the arth-a-ritis

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:20 PM (nakwk)

358 Most places take a copy of the death certificate. Originals are spendy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 12:20 PM (JKNZq)

359 As we discovered on the ONT, one thing that unites us all is that we can agree that there are certain Christmas songs that are absolutely execrable, no matter what religion you follow.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 11:57 AM (t+qrx)

Was going to mention Eddie Izzard's hilarious take on this, but then I looked him up. Yay, Eddie's on the Woke "she/her" train. Not enough attention, Eddie?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 12:20 PM (oQ94s)

360 How many have been saved from The Barrel by the text limit? And how many phone-scrolling thumbs have been saved? There's got to be a few of us.

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 12:21 PM (4EIFd)

361 Sounds great, CBD! Living at the coast, I'm appalled at my seafood buying mojo. The places with local catch are all down on the water, really should go there more. The boss and I have been planning a recon mission to various large Asian grocery stores specifically to check their seafood offerings. H Mart, the big Korean chain, had good-looking stuff, and they'd filet it for your fresh, but very limited offerings (red fish was the only type I was interested in).

Of course in the old days having a connection was the way to go - tuna fleet was based here, and other commercial fishing.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 24, 2020 12:21 PM (OTzUX)

362 358 Most places take a copy of the death certificate. Originals are spendy.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 12:20 PM (JKNZq)

I think the sweet African lady who I spoke to said a photocopy of the original would be acceptable--but there was a tiny communication issue.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 12:21 PM (lgiXo)

363 The next door urchins just left with bags of cookies. They stopped over yesterday and cleaned us out.

So, yesterday was another baking day.

All of their Nonnas and Papas are out of town so we get to play grandparents for them most of the year.

And then send them home.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 24, 2020 12:21 PM (Rvt88)

364 My husband just discovered that Alton Brown is a bat sh*t crazy leftist... not sure why he's surprised by this.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 12:21 PM (UUBmN)

365 I need to send my wife's death certificate to an investment company but it isn't where I thought it was.
I hope they except a photocopy of the original duly certified certificate.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 12:17 PM (lgiXo)

I went thru a lot of that...got 10 copies from the health dept. even Verizon wanted one to cancel her acct.

Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2020 12:22 PM (AwYPR)

366 Horde Christmas Carlos!

I like it!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 12:22 PM (axyOa)

367 If anyone is curious, our lying troll is on a cell phone (Sprint/T-Mobile) in NYC. Often in the Bronx, so my guess is he is turning tricks in a subway bathroom in Hunts Point.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 12:22 PM (xT2tT)

368 I think the sweet African lady who I spoke to said a photocopy of the original would be acceptable--but there was a tiny communication issue.
Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 12:21 PM (lgiXo)

May have to slip her a little cash too.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:23 PM (nakwk)

369 Carols...
damnit

Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 12:23 PM (axyOa)

370 My husband just discovered that Alton Brown is a bat sh*t crazy leftist... not sure why he's surprised by this.
Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 12:21 PM (UUBmN)

--------------

Which part surprised him more, the crazy or the leftist?

Because, for me, the crazy has always come through loud and clear.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 12:23 PM (WEBkv)

371 Merry Christmas, Horde!

*smishes everyone*

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 24, 2020 12:23 PM (GbPPJ)

372 Most places take a copy of the death certificate. Originals are spendy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 12:20 PM (JKNZq)

$3 here.

Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2020 12:23 PM (AwYPR)

373 Merry Christmas, Empress!

*curtsies*

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland (show/me/themoney) at December 24, 2020 12:23 PM (9hauA)

374 I need to send my wife's death certificate to an investment company but it isn't where I thought it was.
I hope they except a photocopy of the original duly certified certificate.

Posted by: N.L. Urker

It seemed like every agency/company had differing rules whether or not an original was required when I went through this. On top of that, they seemed to be most willing to do anything to make your sad times even more difficult.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (Rvt88)

375 Whole lotta smishin' going on.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (nakwk)

376
Horde Christmas Carlos!

I like it!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 12:22 PM


f'n Carlos

Posted by: Jorge, Juan, Hector, & Roberto at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (p/W7h)

377 Alton Brown is a bat sh*t crazy leftist...

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 12:21 PM (UUBmN)

I think he is just bat-shit crazy. He likes guns though, so he can't be all bad.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (xT2tT)

378 372 Most places take a copy of the death certificate. Originals are spendy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 12:20 PM (JKNZq)

$3 here.
Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2020 12:23 PM (AwYPR)

The crematorium gave me a bunch and, IIRC, they over unlimited quantities but this is something I need to get done ASAP.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (lgiXo)

379 I'm not a fishing type, otherwise of course I could "source" it myself. Amazed to learn from the guys fishing in the harbor that they can get decent-sized halibut there.

In junior high, one of the projects in metal shop was an aluminum abalone knife (to pry off the rocks).

Solid "good old days" indicators: metal shop, and abalone so abundant a knife to get them was a standard project in city schools ....

Posted by: rhomboid at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (OTzUX)

380 376
Horde Christmas Carlos!

I like it!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 12:22 PM

f'n Carlos
Posted by: Jorge, Juan, Hector, & Roberto at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (p/W7h)

El Todd. Pinche el Todd...

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (nakwk)

381 Merry Christmas everyone!
Apparently wrapping the new puppy in the box a day ahead of time is a big no no.

Back later!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (axyOa)

382 Merry Christmas, Horde!

*smishes everyone*
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 24, 2020 12:23 PM (GbPPJ)

-------------

Merry Christmas right back at you!

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at December 24, 2020 12:25 PM (WEBkv)

383 Well, because it's Christmas, your ration of shit will be increase from 20g to 10g.

Merry Christmas!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 24, 2020 12:25 PM (CAJOC)

384 My summary is that good people that don't truly, deep in the heart, become Christian, still can be in the Resurrection of the Just ... by being "just".
Posted by: illiniwek at December 24, 2020 12:17 PM (Cus5s)

Who are we to be the arbiters of what "through Me" means?

Not trying to delve into the boring "Faith/Works" pseudo-debate.... It just seems better to work on your relationship with The Big Guy first, instead of worrying about rules and regulations, Who's In and Who's Out. Don't worry about it, or about what you can and can't get away with. Worry about the state of that relationship

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:25 PM (6FeV1)

385 371 Merry Christmas, Horde!

*smishes everyone*
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 24, 2020 12:23 PM (GbPPJ)

*smishes back* Merry Christmas, Alex!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, GED at December 24, 2020 12:25 PM (H3MF8)

386 381 Merry Christmas everyone!
Apparently wrapping the new puppy in the box a day ahead of time is a big no no.

Back later!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (axyOa)

Gallon size Ziploc. Then none of the excretory smells can get out and give the secret away.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:25 PM (nakwk)

387 Stunning and brave.

Deborah Birx Says She Took Risk Of Traveling On Thanksgiving Because Her Parents Had Stopped Eating

-
Keep lying, Debbie. I'm sure you'll find one that works.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 24, 2020 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)

388 Most places take a copy of the death certificate. Originals are spendy.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 12:20 PM (JKNZq)

I believe I got about 20 original copies, with the stamped seal.

More than a decade later, I think I still have about 19 copies. Almost every place I needed to send one accepted a photocopy.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 12:26 PM (oQ94s)

389 Alton Brown's an Evil Black Rifle kinda gun nut, which I find exotic and mysterious, but surprised to hear he's an authoritarian otherwise - how does one square that circle? (says someone with a true life-long gun nut relative who otherwise is a pathetic NPR-level "liberal" - baffling)

Posted by: rhomboid at December 24, 2020 12:26 PM (OTzUX)

390 It seemed like every agency/company had differing rules whether or not an original was required when I went through this. On top of that, they seemed to be most willing to do anything to make your sad times even more difficult.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (Rvt8

This is about getting her investments transferred to me. If it wasn't for procrastination, I would have any kind of crastination.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 24, 2020 12:26 PM (lgiXo)

391 Ace is up

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 24, 2020 12:26 PM (kTF2Z)

392
El Todd. Pinche el Todd...

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM[/i

Si. El Todd. Pinche el Todd especiale

Posted by: Jorge, Juan, Hector, & Roberto at December 24, 2020 12:26 PM (p/W7h)

393 I think if we just assumed everyone in entertainment is a lefty and/or insane, we would be a lot less agitated.

I'm shocked when they aren't vapid lefties. Gina Carano, for example, seems to be a sensible person, which is refreshing.

In general, they are there to entertain me, so I generally pay them no mind outside their job. Of course, they can become very obnoxious and difficult to take after a while.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland (show/me/themoney) at December 24, 2020 12:27 PM (9hauA)

394 And feeeel the arth-a-ritis

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 12:20 PM (nakwk)

A quick lyric check shows nothing about struggling to stand back up or Rice Krispy sound effects.
Merry Christmas, my grey box friend!

Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 24, 2020 12:27 PM (4I/2K)

395 Supreme Court - I guarantee you that the most they will ever say is "Golley gee, that was really horrible! You better make sure it never happens again, or we might have to do something! as far this election, well he's already been inaugurated, can't take it back. Too bad, so sad!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 24, 2020 12:28 PM (trdmm)

396 I have no problem saying "Merry Christmas". Who complains about a holiday of joy and hope? Only Leftists and Grumps. (redundant) I celebrate every occasion to be happy. Besides, Jesus was a Jew.
btw, thanks for the butterscotch bar recipe posted a couple of days ago. Delicious! Addictive! Won't be any left for Santa at this rate.
Merry Christmas!

Posted by: itsacookbook at December 24, 2020 12:28 PM (yPxXc)

397 Navarro is saying that more citizen pressure must be applied to these Republican legislators etc to make it happen.

[They are spineless worms and unless they see the points of the pitchforks and feel the heat of the torches they will do nothing. Because they don't have to...and they know their job is secure.]

Posted by: Braenyard at December 24, 2020 12:28 PM (CZm2G)

398 Merry Christmas CBD and to every moron within reading distance!

Posted by: dartist at December 24, 2020 12:28 PM (+ya+t)

399 Has Birx claimed death threats yet?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 24, 2020 12:28 PM (63Dwl)

400 I think he is just bat-shit crazy. He likes guns though, so he can't be all bad.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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He's based in Atlanta, I believe. He and his wife/girlfriend were being kinda snarky about the election and candidates from what could tell. I didn't watch it all, so it might be totally out of context. Not wasting an hour of my life on him.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 12:28 PM (UUBmN)

401 Solid "good old days" indicators: metal shop, and
abalone so abundant a knife to get them was a standard project in city
schools ....

Posted by: rhomboid at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (OTzUX)

I still have my knife and measuring tool and even my abalone float.

I'll never go abalone diving again, but it's a fun reminder...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 12:29 PM (xT2tT)

402
The Fishmonger's Wife - a limerick

I can't stand the boredom much longer
The odor just keeps getting stronger
I smell like dead fish
Oh dear how I wish
I never had wed the fishmonger!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 12:29 PM (m45I2)

403 Merry Christmas, Horde!

*smishes everyone*
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 24, 2020 12:23 PM


*smishes the Empress*

*pours homemade high test egg nog through the USB port*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 24, 2020 12:29 PM (ejd/p)

404 Stunning and brave.

Deborah Birx Says She Took Risk Of Traveling On Thanksgiving Because Her Parents Had Stopped Eating

-
Keep lying, Debbie. I'm sure you'll find one that works.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 24, 2020 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)

Their cable was out. A screw was loose on the bathtub handrail. The cat got out. Mom can't find her upper dentures. It's not Debbie's fault you guys!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 24, 2020 12:29 PM (oQ94s)

405 Most places take a copy of the death certificate. Originals are spendy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 24, 2020 12:20 PM (JKNZq)

$3 here.
Posted by: BignJames

Here it's $20 for the first one and $13 each after that. I think I requested 10 when dad passed.

Posted by: Infidel at December 24, 2020 12:30 PM (ImqD9)

406 Merry Christmas to the Horde and bless you all for helping me feel better while spending another Christmas alone.

Posted by: pawn at December 24, 2020 12:31 PM (Cfk8j)

407 Deborah Birx Says She Took Risk Of Traveling On Thanksgiving Because Her Parents Had Stopped Eating

-
Keep lying, Debbie. I'm sure you'll find one that works.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 24, 2020 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)

Is she just now remembering this? You would think that this would be more prominent in her mind than winterization of her house.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland (show/me/themoney) at December 24, 2020 12:31 PM (9hauA)

408 Merry Christmas to the Horde and bless you all for helping me feel better while spending another Christmas alone.
Posted by: pawn at December 24, 2020 12:31 PM (Cfk8j)

I'll be spending Christmas alone, too. (It's not the first time, and I really don't mind, but I'm a weirdo.)

I hope you get to at least talk to loved ones tomorrow.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland (show/me/themoney) at December 24, 2020 12:32 PM (9hauA)

409 has "monger" ever been a standalone word in its own right in English?

"I have to go see the monger today."

"I want to be a monger when I grow up, just like Dad!"

"All mongering activities within town limits are subject to a 1.5% sales duty."

You know, like that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:32 PM (6FeV1)

410 Alton Brown is a bat sh*t crazy leftist...
Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 12:21 PM (UUBmN)
I think he is just bat-shit crazy. He likes guns though, so he can't be all bad.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 12:24 PM (xT2tT)

Chef Ettore Boiardi > Alton Thomas Dolby Brown

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 24, 2020 12:32 PM (R/m4+)

411 367 If anyone is curious, our lying troll is on a cell phone (Sprint/T-Mobile) in NYC. Often in the Bronx, so my guess is he is turning tricks in a subway bathroom in Hunts Point.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 12:22 PM (xT2tT)

I'm curious. Send me what ya got, please.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 24, 2020 12:33 PM (VcFUs)

412 has "monger" ever been a standalone word in its own right in English?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:32 PM (6FeV1)


The feminine form is "mongreusse".

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 12:34 PM (t+qrx)

413 Good Eats. Mythbusters.

Shows fronted by authoritarian nutters (charismatic, i'll admit, but nutters nonetheless.). Shows in which dubious frippery is presented as Hard Settled Science Facts, People.

Wonder if there's any connection.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:34 PM (6FeV1)

414 412 has "monger" ever been a standalone word in its own right in English?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:32 PM (6FeV1)

The feminine form is "mongreusse".
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 12:34 PM (t+qrx)

Rikki Tikki Tavi...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 12:35 PM (6FeV1)

415 This is my favorite place to visit. I love the comments from so many of the regulars.
Merry Christmas to all of you, and hopefully this next year will be better for everyone.
Of course, there's the Bidening we will have to deal with...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 24, 2020 12:36 PM (pEmWl)

416 >Most places take a copy of the death certificate. Originals are spendy.
Posted by: Notsothoreau


when my mom passed, I got what they call 'multiple originals' of the death notice
made it easier to settle her estate

Posted by: DB- just DB at December 24, 2020 12:36 PM (iTXRQ)

417 Merry Christmas, COMountainMarie!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland (show/me/themoney) at December 24, 2020 12:37 PM (9hauA)

418 364 My husband just discovered that Alton Brown is a bat sh*t crazy leftist... not sure why he's surprised by this.
Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 12:21 PM (UUBmN)

The weird part is :

The Left just recently tried to cancel him because he made some Politically Incorrect (eg : "not woke enough") drunken Twitter Posts.

Posted by: Allie at December 24, 2020 12:37 PM (vmRc0)

419 new thread

Posted by: DB- just DB at December 24, 2020 12:39 PM (iTXRQ)

420 Some of you may have seen it, the movie itself, but here is a nice trailer from 'The Nativity': https://tinyurl.com/y979wrc7

Some moving clips are used by Selah here, watch this, it's worth it:

https://tinyurl.com/kbkn4f9

Apparently the movie is available to by or rent on Youtube

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 12:41 PM (830x5)

421

illiniwek, you know I love you man but your @350 is not scriptural.

"I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me."

"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."

God is too Holy to look upon sin, any sin.
That sin can only be washed away by the blood of His perfect Lamb.

Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 24, 2020 12:42 PM (W8e/N)

422 Merry Christmas, Horde!



*smishes everyone*


I got smished by the Empress. Best Christmas ever!
Merry Christmas, your Malevolence!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com is dead again at December 24, 2020 12:47 PM (SchxB)

423 Merry Christmas to you, too, CBD. From an observant Christian to a non-observant (I think) Jew, I'm glad you enjoy Christmas.
I'm writing from the People's Republic of California. We defied Gov. Gruesome and went to the land of fruits and nuts, as usual, to celebrate Christmas with extended family. Most of the extended family are die-hard left-wingers, but they, too, are sick and tired of Gruesome and his hypocrisy. (Just say "French Laundry" to my Mother-in-law!) We don't argue politics, and we get along great.

Posted by: anon at December 24, 2020 12:50 PM (wJzpT)

424 I always enjoy the paintings, and usually wade through the rants!

Posted by: anon at December 24, 2020 12:51 PM (wJzpT)

425 SCOTUS is slow walking Trumps PA filing. They have to make a decision on it on the 22nd of January. This after asking to expedite it.
Posted by: vyx at December 24, 2020 12:14 PM (ZCiJZ)


It seems like the Lin Wood tweets on 17DEC got little attention here. I saw it in the comments - I found them jaw-dropping:


'This may be the most important tweet of my life.

Chief Justice John Roberts is corrupt & should resign immediately. Justice Stephen Breyer should also resign immediately.

They are "anti-Trumpers dedicated to preventing public from knowing TRUTH of @realDonaldTrump re-election. ...

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at December 24, 2020 12:52 PM (hOOi9)

426 [continued]

... In discussing @realDonaldTrump in phone conversation in 8/19, Justice John Roberts stated the he would make sure "the mother f#*ker would never be re-elected."

Roberts engaged in phone conversations with Justice Stephen Breyer discussing how to work to get Trump voted out.'


Of course, Lin Wood has the GA election case before the SCOTUS. So he has no reason to just make stuff up, and bad-mouth two of the Justices on the SCOTUS. ...

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at December 24, 2020 12:54 PM (hOOi9)

427 Deborah Birx Says She Took Risk Of Traveling On Thanksgiving Because Her Parents Had Stopped Eating

-Keep lying, Debbie. I'm sure you'll find one that works.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 24, 2020 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)



Next she'll be telling us the dog ate her homework.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 24, 2020 12:54 PM (2lkGc)

428 [continued]

...So he [Lin wood] has no reason to just make stuff up, and bad-mouth two of the Justices on the SCOTUS. Also, he is working with Sidney Powell, who describes him as a "good friend", and she has refernced what "military intelligence" has reported. In other words, Lin Wood has probably been given intel from the "white hats".

...

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at December 24, 2020 12:55 PM (hOOi9)

429 387 - Hey Debbie, what about people whose parents stopped breathing? Travel wasn't okay for them, you two faced, hypocrital lying C***. And your family suffered even though they had nothing to do with it? Take a number for that complaint, lady - plenty of people suffered worse who were not govt. employees. And who did the honest thing not the lying scumbag thing..

Posted by: Dr. Vivi at December 24, 2020 12:56 PM (USW1s)

430 [continued]

...At the same time, there's been a interesting hint from our new acting Defense Secretary, who was spoke briefly to VPOTUS at the end of an appearance he had for something else. He made reference to them having been through "some stuff", and to the most complex military operation this country has ever done, or something like that. The SecDef made a sudden departure right after the election, and that's when this guy came in. He was formerly in charge of counter-terrorism - spying on threats, foreign and domestic. ...

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at December 24, 2020 12:57 PM (hOOi9)

431 [continued]

...He put Special Ops directly under his control. I poresume that was to keep traitor generals from the Obama era out of the loop.

Stuff is happening behind the scenes, boys and girls!

[Sorry - suddenly this thing will only allow me just so many characters]

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at December 24, 2020 12:58 PM (hOOi9)

432 [Sorry - suddenly this thing will only allow me just so many characters]

600 character limit imposed due to trolls copy-pasting entire threads.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com is dead again at December 24, 2020 12:59 PM (SchxB)

433 [Sorry - suddenly this thing will only allow me just so many characters]

600 character limit imposed due to trolls copy-pasting entire threads.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com is dead again at December 24, 2020 12:59 PM (SchxB)

Thanks!

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at December 24, 2020 01:05 PM (hOOi9)

434 Merry Christmas**(The above was simply intended to be a good will wish to all on the distribution and was offered with no obligation, implied or implicit, to influence your celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. By accepting this good will wish, you are accepting the aforementioned terms as stated. This wish is not subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself/himself/others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.)

Posted by: Admirale's Mate at December 24, 2020 01:11 PM (Cme7M)

435 Thank you so much for your kindness and respect!

Posted by: Ed Snyder at December 24, 2020 01:28 PM (kcAwi)

436 When I was young, I don't recall so much of this identity bullshit. My Dad was a jeweler part time. He learned watchmaking in WW2 for the many boring hours when their PBY's were flying Air/Sea Rescue over the Pacific. He was a craftsman who learned to make watch crystals from the canopies of destroyed Japanese airplanes. Anyway, because of his hobby, later in life many of his friends and contacts were Jewish. As a child growing up, all of them would wish our family a very Merry Christmas and in turn we would wish them a Happy Hanukkah.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 24, 2020 01:47 PM (wzzJf)

437 Merry Christmas to you and everyone who blogs here.

Posted by: Mary at December 24, 2020 02:15 PM (artIV)

438
Merry Christmas, CBD.


Posted by: cold civil war at December 24, 2020 03:29 PM (Z2PYk)

439 Merry Christmas, CBD!

Posted by: Sam Adams at December 24, 2020 03:41 PM (VDbGO)

440 I love the card by famous Swedish painter Carl Larsson. He made the most beautiful Christmas motives, and as an expat Swede I get quite nostalgic. Of course Sweden has turned into a hell hole nowadays. May the US learn from Europes mistakes.

Posted by: Mina Larsen at December 24, 2020 04:03 PM (vOlCe)

441
"our culture....As a Jew"
Your culture is in Eretz Israel. This one is ours, sojourner!

Posted by: BYZANTINE gENERAL at December 24, 2020 04:22 PM (B1JrQ)

442 MERRY CHRISTMAS MR POTTER

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at December 24, 2020 05:45 PM (FLiOE)

443 This is the best website on the internet, bar none. Thanks, Ace and all. Merry Christmas.

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